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MRDC to Launch River Pilot Vodka on October First Friday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ryan Burchett   
Monday, 03 October 2011 14:16

Le Claire, Iowa, October 3, 2011 – Mississippi River Distilling Company invites the public to come to Le Claire on Friday evening, October 7 from 5:30-8:00 PM for our October First Friday Feature!  October 7 is also a big night for MRDC as it’s the official launch party for the new River Pilot Vodka.  This vodka features MRDC’s signature, hand crafted grain to glass and will be 100% local corn vodka with a crystal clear smoothness.  It is distilled to be a traditional smooth vodka with little to no flavor or aroma.  River Pilot Vodka is the fourth product released under the Mississippi River Distilling Company (MRDC) label and the second vodka produced by the distillery.  The name of the spirit is meant to highlight the local history of Le Claire, Iowa, the home of Mississippi River Distilling Company.  The image on the bottle is a likeness of Philip Suiter, Le Claire's first licensed River Pilot.  Le Claire's famous river pilots were instrumental in opening the upper Mississippi River to trade.

MRDC will follow in Le Claire’s Apple Fest theme for the weekend with a menu featuring several delicacies with this fall fruit.   We’ll be featuring two signature food recipes, River Baron Caramel Apple Cake and River Rose Apple/Onion Tart with Gruyere Cheese.  Top that off with a Sour Apple Martini made with the new River Pilot Vodka or a River Rose Gin and Cider cocktail.  We'll do an abbreviated tour at 6 pm and 7 pm.  There will also be specials on bottles of the new River Pilot Vodka, River Baron Vodka, River Rose Gin and this could be the last chance to pick up a bottle of our first seasonal product, Wide River Wheat.  Several other Le Claire store favorites will be staying open late that night as well along with an Art Stroll along the streets.

November’s First Friday feature will be the release of our next seasonal product, coffee liqueur made from River Baron Vodka and coffee from Iowa Coffee Company.

Mississippi River Distilling Company is open from 10 AM to 5 PM Monday through Saturday and from 12 to 5 PM Sundays.  Free tours are offered to the public daily on the hour from 12 to 4 PM or by appointment.  The tour takes visitors through the entire distilling process.  Tours end in the Grand Tasting Room with free samples of products for those patrons over 21 years of age.


Skip-a-Long to Hold Bass Street Fundraiser! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Liz Strader   
Monday, 03 October 2011 13:58
Skip-a-Long Child Development Services to Hold “Chop House Challenge!” Fundraiser

Skip-a-Long Child Development Services, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible care to all children regardless of financial means (since 1970) will be hosting a fundraising event on October 17, 2011.

The Chop House Challenge will take place at Bass Street Chop House in downtown Moline from 6pm – 10pm, and supporting your local non-profit has never been so delicious! Anyone can participate; all you need to do is bring your appetite.

The public is invited to simply make a reservation at the restaurant for the evening of Oct. 17th, and let the restaurant know you are coming to support Skip-a-Long Child Development Services. Then come to the restaurant that evening and eat out as you would for any other night on the town, and Bass Street Chop House will automatically donate 10% of the ENTIRE evening’s profits to Skip-a-Long!

Enjoy one of Bass Street’s signature Delmonico steaks, sip a glass of wine, and support quality child care in the Quad Cities all in one night!

A little Extra Incentive:

Bass Street Chop House has generously agreed to donate a $50 gift card to the restaurant as well, and one lucky winner will be chosen from those names that make a reservation for our event by Friday, October 14th! You must be present the night of the event to win, but $50 of your meal could be on the house so be sure to make your reservations today!

WHAT: Chop House Challenge fundraiser to benefit Skip-a-Long’s parent scholarships, shared campus Nurse, and Virgie Wells alumni scholarship

WHERE: The Bass Street Chop House, downtown Moline, IL

TIME: The restaurant will be open from 6pm – 10pm, Monday, October 17th, 2011

QUESTIONS: Please contact our Communications Coordinator, Liz Strader, at

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (309)764-8110 for more information!

" Social Media: The Big Disappointment: IF you follow the rules" ISE by Scott Klarkowski PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 03 October 2011 13:39

Independent Scholars Evenings

“ Social Media: The Big Disappointment: IF you follow the rules.”


Scott Klarkowski

Advocate for entrepreneurs and small business.

Scott has 5 years of full time social media strategy experience.

His company: The Klark Agency focus on individualized social media marketing strategy.  His email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

October 6th, 2011

2nd Floor of  the Moline Commercial Club

1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois.

7.00 p.m.

second floor of

The Moline Club

1530 Fifth Ave. Moline.

309-762-8547 for the Moline Club

309-762-9202 for The Institute.

light refreshments, wine and beverages are served.

The event is free and open to the public.

doors open at 6.30

Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. a 501(c)3 at state and federal level since 1996.

WQPT Calendar of Events PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lora Adams   
Monday, 03 October 2011 12:57

WQPT Calendar of Events

Title: “A Class Apart”: Special Screening and Discussion

Moderated by Alfred Ramirez with panelists Bob Ontiveros, Ernie Rodriquez and Henry Vargas

Where: Moline Public Library, 41st Street, Moline, Illinois

When: October 4, 2011  - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

What: American Experience’s “A Class Apart” tells the little known story of how a band of underdog Mexican-American lawyers take the Hernandez v. Texas case to the Supreme Court, challenging Jim Crow-style discrimination.

Admission: Free

Sponsored by: Ascentra Credit Union with additional support from The Moline Public Library, Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Western Illinois University.


Title: WQPT presents Freedom Riders with special guest, Diane Nash

Where: Martin Luther King Community Center, Rock Island, Illinois

When: October 15, 2011 – 10:00 am

What: The public is invited to a special screening of the documentary “Freedom Riders” and then listen to Diane Nash – one of the leaders of the Freedom Rides Civil Rights movement. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

Admission: Free

Sponsored by: Rock Island Community Foundation and Illinois Humanity Council


Title: Taco Tuesday WQPT Fundraiser at Mulligan’s Valley Pub

Where: Mulligan’s Valley Pub in Coal Valley, Illinois

When: October 25, 2011 - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

What: Help support WQPT when you purchase $5.00 tacos. Enjoy a great meal with 100% of the proceeds benefitting WQPT. Viewers, friends and others are invited to show their support for the station while enjoying great tacos.

Admission: $5 per order of tacos

Sponsored by: Mulligan’s Valley Pub and Royal Neighbors of America


Title: WQPT Trivia Night

Where: North Hall at the Highland Park Bowl, 4202 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL.

When: November 4, 2011 at 6:00 pm

What: Enjoy a friendly competition testing your smarts at the 4th Annual WQPT Trivia Night. Bring your own snacks. Beverages are available for purchase.

Admission: Tables of 8 must be reserved. $80.00 for a table.

Military Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 29 at Rock Island Arsenal PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Theresa Fitzgerald   
Monday, 03 October 2011 11:56
FORT McCOY, Wis. -- A Retiree Appreciation Day will be held Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Rock Island Arsenal. Retirees from all branches of the armed forces and their family members are eligible to attend. The event will run from 7 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. at the Post Restaurant, building 60.

Retiree Appreciation Day is an opportunity for all armed forces retirees, spouses, widows, and/or guests to receive updated information about retiree entitlement programs.

Photo identification is required for all personnel to access the installation.

Registration is required. Forms are available at http://www.mccoy.army.mil/Retirees/documents/HONORS_2011.pdf. Lunch is available for $11 per person; make checks payable to "Arsenal Club" and include with the registration. Mail registration form to: Retiree Appreciation Day, 916 Belmont Avenue, Davenport, Iowa 52804. For more information, call (563) 322-4823.

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