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Loebsack to Attend Quad Cities Edible Food Forest Groundbreaking PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Vonnie Hampel   
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 10:01

WHO Congressman Dave Loebsack

Mayor Bill Gluba

Food Forest officials

 

WHAT Dave will join City officials and break ground on this new community garden

 

WHERE Blackhawk Gardens Park

Corner of S. Concord and Pansy Ave.

Davenport

 

WHEN Saturday, October 25 at 10:00am

 

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LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 10/24/2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 09:54

CHAMBER NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 2014!

The December 2014 Chamber Newsletter will soon be in production to be delivered to Every Business and Home within the 52753 zipcode before Thanksgiving!

Advertising rates remain: 1/8 page: $75; ¼ page: $100; ½ page: $125; full page: $250. Just send your ad information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and we will forward it on to House of Print for you. Many of you signed up for each 2014 1/4ly issue and will get your 10% discount and may update your ad for December! Please let us know if you want changes to the ad you ran in September, 2014, or confirm you would like the same ad. No cost assistance in developing an advertisement is available through House of Print. If you would rather work with House of Print directly, send your ad to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and please copy This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Deadline November 7th, 5:00 p.m. Chamber Members - Get the word out about your business or events and be ready for the Holidays!!

RIBBON CUTTING!

November 7th – Jones Street Java House Come help us celebrate the opening of the Java House and enjoy wonderful pastries, coffees, lattes and more! 204 Jones St., LeClaire. Time to be announced.

 

CALENDAR

 

October 31st – Wide River Winery – Live Music 5-8p.m. Travis Hosette

October 31st – Trick or Treat!  LeClaire 6-8p.m.

November 7th – Jones Street Java House Come help us celebrate the opening of the Jones Street Java House and enjoy wonderful pastries, coffees, lattes and more! 204 Jones St., LeClaire. Time to be announced.

November 7th – First Friday in LeClaire 5-8p.m.

 

November 11th - “Coffee and Conversation” Princeton Community Center Free event Veteran’s Day, 8 -10a.m. Board members will welcome all residents of Princeton and surrounding communities to join them for free coffee and good conversation. Princeton Police will give a ten minute report of safety issues in our local community. The Community Center Board encourages everyone to take a few minutes to honor our Veteran’s with your friends and neighbors at the Princeton Community Center “Coffee and Conversation”. The Princeton Community Center, also known as the Boll's Building, was built in 1908 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

November 15th - Zion Lutheran Church, Princeton - 10th annual Harvest Feast Celebration 4:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Dinner features all homemade menu of beef stew, apple sauce, breads, pies and a variety of desserts and drinks. Cost is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children ages 5 to 10. Children under 4 are free. Silent auction, free wine tasting, live auction at 6 p.m., and children’s activities.

November 17th – Economic Development Meeting LeClaire City Hall – 8.a.m.

November 19th - Funding your Paycheck in Retirement - Charles Schwab Davenport Branch, 5345 Elmore Avenue #300 Davenport, IA Presented by Eric Johannes CFP - 10 a.m. Reservations online schwab.com/davenport or call 563-275-3663.

November 29th – Small Business Saturday!

 

SAVE THE DATE

 

December 5th – First Friday in LeClaire – 5-8p.m.

 

December 5th-7th – Christmas in LeClaire!

Friday, Dec. 5, 10am-8pm. Craft bazaars, bake sales, silent auction. 5:30-8pm First Friday food, drink, and shopping specials at participating businesses.

Saturday, Dec. 6, 10am-8pm. Breakfast with Santa from 8-10am. Santa’s Playhouse noon-3pm. Free trolley rides, craft bazaars, bake sales, chainsaw carver, old-time craft demonstrations, Santas from Around the World, musicians, and carolers. 5:30-8pm First Saturday (similar to First Friday).

Sunday, Dec. 7, 10am-4pm. Crafts and silent auction at the Civic Center. Free trolley rides, craft bazaars, bake sales, and chainsaw carvings will be auctioned off.

Great Christmas shopping and dining at local shops and restaurants! For more information, contact Diane at 563-370-3509.

FYI

 

Visit the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce website www.leclairechamber.com and see us on Facebook!

If you would like to attend a Chamber Board Meeting in order to present a topic, please contact the Board in advance at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it in order to be included an upcoming agenda. Board Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month, 8a.m. at LeClaire City Hall. The October meeting will be held, however, on October 22nd.

SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND

 

The Lions Club of LeClaire is involved in many various community improvement projects and programs. The Club has made donations to the LeClaire Police Department, LeClaire and Princeton Fire Departments, LeClaire Library, Levee improvements, Parks and Recreation, and more, and they provide a $1,000 college scholarship to a local Pleasant Valley high school student every year. They have offered financial support for the Freedom Rock project. They also assist those in the community in need of glasses and hearing aids.  If you are interested in membership with the LeClaire Lions Club, please contact any member listed on our roster at www.iowalions.org/cgi-bin/clubrosterlist.pl?207 They are probably people you know in our community right now!

Riverbend Signworks is holding a banner contest for non-profits, charitable and other worthy organizations.  Free Banner to the group selected!!! http://riverbendsignworks.com/giveaway/

LeClaire Community Library SHIIP Medicare Enrollment Assistance. A representative from SHIIP will be here on Oct. 14th, Oct. 28th, November 4th, and November 18th from 12-3pm to answer any questions community-area seniors may have regarding Open Enrollment for Medicare. SHIIP is a service of the State of Iowa. All services are free, confidential and objective.

First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire Men’s group Saturday at 7:30 am at church; there are donuts, coffee, discussion and Bible Study, plus really great guys! What more could you ask?

LeClaire Information Center Volunteers Needed! Contact Cindy Bruhn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 563-650-7963 to volunteer.

PROPERTY LISTINGS

Commercial Property for Sale 613-617 N Cody Road, LeClaire IA 52753. Description: 0.64 acres of development land available on Cody Road.  This “ready to build” property is located on a high ground lot with an exceptional view of the river.  Possibility for a dock installation with city inceptives possible.  Land could be developed for multi-family, condo, possible office or mixed use.  For more information, please contact Jeff R. Heuer, NAI Ruhl Commercial Company, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Office: 563-355-4000, Direct: 563-823-5107. Website Link for More Information:  http://www.ruhlcommercial.com/Page/Property.aspx?mls=7030973

Commercial Property for Sale Cody Road, LeClaire IA 52753. Description: Price recently reduced on this great Riverfront Development opportunity located on the main shopping corridor in downtown LeClaire.  Strong market for retail and apartments or condominiums.  Lot totals 0.28 acres (180’ X 70’).  For more information, please contact John G. Ruhl, NAI Ruhl Commercial Company, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Office: 563-355-4000, Direct: 563-823-5126. Website Link for More Information: http://www.ruhlcommercial.com/Page/Property.aspx?mls=7031174

Commercial Property Available Eagle Ridge Road, LeClaire, Iowa. Please call: Mike Burke - Mel Foster Co. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Mobile: 563-349-2705, Direct: 563-823-5272

Park Run Apartments/Newbury Living complex - 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Available - 1701 Iowa Drive, LeClaire, Iowa 52753. 1 BR, 2 BR or 3 BR unit. Call (563) 289-5159 more information today!

Do you have Residential or Commercial property available? Please contact the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with a property description, complete contact information including phone numbers and rental or purchase pricing.

LeClaire Events Coming Up!

May-Oct – LeClaire Riverfront Farmers’ Market – Every Saturday, 3-6 p.m. on the LeClaire Levee

October 31 – Trick or Treat – 6-8p.m.

November 7 – First Friday in LeClaire

December 5 – First Friday in LeClaire

December 5-7 - Christmas in LeClaire

 

Chamber Networking Events – Everyone Welcome!

November 11th - Bier Stube – lunch - noon

December 9th - Subway – lunch - noon

 

 
QC-area Haunted Houses PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCCVB   
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 09:24

'Tis the season for haunted houses and most are open every weekend in October. Check out our online calendar for hours and costs.

 
Local Halloween-time Events PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCCVB   
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 09:21

Spooky Book Signing

A spooky book signing and sale featuring local horror writers on Friday, October 31st at 7 p.m. at the Midwest Writing Center in Davenport. Free. www.midwestwritingcenter.org

SPECTRA Poetry Reading Series

Sean Thomas Dougherty will be leading a unique writing workshop at the Midwest Writing Center in Davenport, where he will talk about writing your own poetry on Saturday, November 1st at 8 p.m. Topics will include creating your own poetic forms, and playing with extending existing forms.  Free & open to the public. www.midwestwritingcenter.org

QC Symphony Concert

The QC Symphony Orchestra invites you to join us for the Masterworks II: A Passion for Life concert with a world premiere and violinist Erin Keefe. Concert dates and times are as follows: Saturday, November 1st at 8:00 pm at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, IA; and Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00 pm at Centennial Hall in Rock Island, IL. www.qcso.org

Over the Ledge: The Great Pumpkin Drop

Bring your Jack-o'-lanterns to the Family Museum on Saturday, November 1st at 11 a.m., and we will drop them over the ledge! Will they splat? Will they explode? Come and find out at this popular event! www.familymuseum.org

Learn about the '48ers

Learn about the "Forty-eighters" at the German American Heritage Center on Sunday, November 2nd at 2 p.m. who were individuals who emigrated from Europe in the late 1840s & early 1850s after fighting unsuccessfully with both pen and sword for liberty, democracy, and national unity.  Many of the German Forty-eighters immigrated to the United States, with a large number from the present-day state of Schleswiwg-Holstein choosing Davenport & Scott County, Iowa, as their adopted home. www.gahc.org

 
Lights, Camera .. Literacy! Rock Island Library Foundation Food for Thought Celebration is Nov. 13 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 08:38

Rock Island, IL: The Rock Island Public Library Foundation will offer guests a walk down the red carpet with the "Lights, Camera . . .Literacy," a Food for Thought celebration on Thursday, Nov. 13. The annual fundraising event takes place from 5:00 to 7:30 pm at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street.

Lights, Camera . . .Literacy! transforms the library into a star-studded night of dining, socializing and silent auction bidding. Admission includes food stations from guest chefs, complimentary soft drinks, wine and beer,  and musical entertainment by the Edgar Crocket Duo and Lee Blackman. Guests  will enjoy tastes of Rock Island served at multiple food stations, including selections from Martha Cleaveland of Blue Cat Brew Pub,  Eudell Watts, III, of Eudell’s Specialty Foods, Chef Craig Joos of Hy-Vee, Chef Jose Zepeda of QC Coffee and Pancake House, Kitchen Express of the Thurgood Marshall Learning Center, and Annette Zapolis of Cool Beanz Coffee House.

Complimentary beverages include soft drinks and coffee, wine tasting selections personally selected by Thad Miller and craft brew samples from Dan Cleaveland of the Blue Cat Brew Pub.

The Main Library will be open to Food for Thought guests only that night, with admission payable at the door by cash, check or credit. Guests who RSVP in advance receive preferred admission prices of $35 per person. To RSVP, please call 309-732-7326 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than Monday, Nov. 10. Walk-in admission without an advance RSVP is $40 per person.

To accommodate the event, the Rock Island Main Library will close at noon to the public on Nov. 13. The Rock Island 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th Street, is open until 8:00 pm that night. The Rock Island Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road, is open until 5:30 pm on Thursdays.

The 10th annual fundraiser helps the Rock Island Public Library Foundation fulfill library requests for special programs and projects that are outside the Rock Island Library’s standard operating budget. Foundation dollars support special purchases of materials and equipment, programs, beautification projects and building improvements. Rock Island Library literacy projects include introducing the My First Library Card, supporting the Empowering Potential reading program at Thurgood Marshall Learning Center, partnering with HeadStart, and bringing Little Free Libraries to high-need areas. Donations to the 501c3 Rock Island Public Library Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

For more information about Rock Island Public Library events and services, visit www.rockislandlibrary.org or call 309-732-READ (7323.)

 
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