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Broadway Historic District Celebrating 25th Anniversary Saturday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lindsay Hocker   
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 12:57
ROCK ISLAND – The Broadway Historic District will mark its 25th anniversary with a free, public celebration on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. The event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on 22nd Street in Rock Island between 7th and 9th Avenues.

"It's a chance to celebrate the great success the neighborhood has achieved," said Barb Braun, Broadway Historic District president and planning committee chair. Braun has lived in the Broadway neighborhood for 18 years.

"This event will appeal to all ages. We'll have a variety of activities, plus food and drink and entertainment. History buffs will enjoy the guided walking tour of 22nd Street and the antique cars and tractors on display," Braun said.

Kids' activities will include face painting, boomerang demonstrations, rocket launching, kaleidoscopes, the opportunity to meet a Rock Island police officer, and being able to see adoptable pets from QC Paws.

Four musical groups will entertain attendees: Rose n' Thorns, Lynne Hart Jazz Quartet, Pam and Will Trotter Folk Duo, and The Treble with Men Barbershop Quartet.

About 20 local artists and artisans will display and sell their works at the event. Gendler's Wine & Spirits/Black Ram Restaurant will sell hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza by the slice, and drinks. Kona Ice will sell tropical shaved ice.

A short presentation will happen at 12:50 p.m. on the steps of the Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 700 22nd St.

A partial Great Unveiling will be demonstrated throughout the afternoon at 735 22nd St. Great Unveilings are a signature event for the historic district where siding is removed from a home to reveal the original clapboard.

In conjunction with the event, Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation (GROWTH) will have open houses at two of its homes for sale through GROWTH’s Homebuyer Program in Broadway: 847 22nd Street and 544 23rd Street. The homes will be open to the public from noon to 5 p.m.

A few of the members on the planning committee have lived in Broadway long before it was called Broadway, including Diane Oestreich.

"Broadway was a stable, comfortable neighborhood when we moved here with small children 50 years ago and it remains so today," Oestreich said. "It is one of Rock Island's hidden treasures."

Planning committee member Steve Trainor, who has lived in the neighborhood for 20 years, will have a recording station set up in Karpeles during the event where he will interview anyone about why they enjoy the neighborhood and their Broadway memories.

"We'll give both long-time and new residents a chance to record their memories of their time here," Trainor said. The footage he gathers will be edited into a short DVD that will celebrate the neighborhood so many have called home from the 1800s to today.

This event is open to everyone. Parking will be available on neighborhood streets. For more information, contact Braun at (309) 912-2657 or barb@thecommunicationsolution.us, or visit the Broadway Historic District's website at www.broadwaydistrict.org.

Quad Cities Comic Book Convention PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Alan Morton   
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 08:49
The Quad Cities Comic Book Convention will be held on Sunday October 6 at the Ramada Inn in Bettendorf, IA. The Ramada Inn is located at 3020 Utica Rd (I-74 @ Kimberly Rd / Spruce Hills Dr, IA Exit 2). It will be open to the public from 10 AM to 4 PM and admission for the public is free. Dealers from three states specializing in comic books new and old, toys and related. Or if you have old comics lying around that you no longer want bring them by dealers are buying. For further information contact Alan at (309) 657-1599 or visit www.epguides.com/comics.

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Written by Caryn Unsicker   
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 08:45

The Progressive Action for the Common Good Peace Forum is holding its final Peace Vigil on Saturday, September 28th from 11 am to noon on the Slumberland corner of John Deere Road and 16th Street  by Southpark Mall.  The group has been gathering there pretty much every Saturday for the past eight years in heat and cold, rain and shine, exept for the past two winters when they wore matching "End the War" t- shirts and walked the mall.

Caryn Unsicker started the vigil to oppose the illegal, immoral, Iraq War, and the bungling of, and extension of, the Afghanistan War.  Her son served two tours of duty in each of those wars.  Many others joined her in the vigil, initially, but as the wars wound down, the numbers dwindled as well.  However, from the very first time eight years ago until now, a small but dedicated group has continued the vigil, while others have joined the group occasionally.  Even now, there are many people who honk in response to the "Honk for Peace" signs.  People are tired of the human and monetary costs of war. 
The group decided to rally some of the prior supporters and have one final Peace Vigil before suspending them.  Caryn states they are only suspended, not stopped, because the group reserves the right to start again at any time if circumstances change.  An example would be if negotiations fail and our government decides to attack Syria or any other country where the U.S. does not belong.
Any questions you may have can be directed to Caryn at 309-912-6632 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Are You Full Of Useless Information??? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rick Martin   
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 09:50

Make it Useful Information!

Challenge your friends as the Scottish Rite Masons and St. Ambrose University join together to present a


Proceeds to to support St. Ambrose/Rite Care Speech & Language Clinic and Scottish Rite operations.

WHEN: Saturday, October 26 @ 6:00pm (Doors open at 5:30pm)

WHERE: The Masonic Center, 511 East 65th St (Veterans Memorial Parkway), Davenport

COST: Individual price $10.00 (8 per table - $80)

RSVP: To register, call 563-391-0665 or 800-944-7483

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.



Food and soft drinks available. Personal snacks and beverages welcome. No smoking or alcohol please.

LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 9/20/13 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Friday, 20 September 2013 15:31

Chamber 2013 Networking Events – Everyone welcome to attend!

October 10 - Steventon's - 5:30-7:30 p.m. - Join us on the deck!

November – Faithful Pilot – date and time tbd

December 10 - Hungry Hobo - lunch – noon



September 6th-22nd - The 2nd Annual East West Riverfest A 17-day celebration of the arts, culture and heritage offerings that thrive in the Quad Cities and along the Mississippi River. Over 380 events will take place at various theaters, music venues, galleries, historic sites, parks, libraries, and attractions on both sides of the river in the Quad Cities. Enjoy visual, literary and performing arts.  Celebrate with world-class festivals and events. Visit exhibits, take a tour, ride on a riverboat, attend lectures, and participate in workshops. The entire East West Riverfest Event Guide can be viewed online at eastwestriverfest.com, or a printed guide is available at the LeClaire Information Center, 122. N. Cody Road, or can be requested through the website to be sent by mail or by calling the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-747-7800.


September 20th - Live Music at Wide River Winery 5-8pm featuring ‘Pieces of Candy’ - 106 N. Cody Road  www.wideriverwinery.com


Olathea Golf Course - 9 am. $60 dollars per person, 4 person best ball.  Food, prizes, and supporting a great Cause. Please Call Olathea to sign up @ 563-289-(golf) 4653


September 21st - Twilight Riverboat Dinner Cruise Sponsored by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce - Grandma Swain's Roast Beef Dinner - $40 per person - Cash Bar - Board at 4:30pm - Cruise from 5-8pm - Tickets available at First Central State Bank, Vern Spring, or Dayle Hall - 563-340-0862.  A few tickets might be available through September 20!


September 22nd – Reusable Usables Family Yoga - 3:30-4:30 PM Taught by Yoga master Jennifer Vondracek and Executive Director of YogaG.   Family yoga will be held once a month for families with children ages 2 & up. No experience necessary.  Bring a water bottle and a towel or yoga mat. PLEASE RSVP 1 day prior via email or sign up at parents sign in station. Family Yoga teaches simple routines, games and partner poses the whole family will love. Fee: $5 donation per family of 4


September 25th – Workshop - Reassessing Risk in Your Portfolio 12:00pm. Eric Johannes, Charles Schwab, 5345 Elmore Ave #300, Davenport, IA 52807. Please R.S.V.P 563-275-3659.


September 27th - Live Music at Wide River Winery 5-8pm featuring ‘Patchy Fog’ - 106 N. Cody Road  www.wideriverwinery.com

September 27th - Divine Goddesses! Reusable Usables This is a class to let your inner Goddess soar as you learn how to paint and apply found objects, ephemera, laces, fabric, almost anything to a 16x20  canvas with your own goddess picture as the subject.  Emphasis is on letting yourself create without judgment as there is no right or wrong when we open ourselves up to create.  All materials provided.  Just bring your Divine Goddess!  6:30-8:30 pm. Cost: $25 (all materials and appetizers provided) BYOB

Save the Date

October 10th - The LeClaire Fire Department Annual Fire Prevention Open House at the Fire Station (corner of Jones and 15th) 6pm to 8pm. Please stop up and see the fire prevention posters designed by the students (K-4) from Bridgeview and Cody Schools. We will also have other interesting and informative displays, fire truck rides and they very popular LCFD popcorn!


October 13th - LeClaire Lions Club presents "Apple Fest on the River" 11:00am-4:00pm.

Apples, Childrens Activities, Jump House, Variety of Vendors, Homemade Pies, Cupcakes, Cake Pops, Kettle Korn, Pumpkins, Specialty popcorn, Crepes, Copper Jewelry, Hand made Canoes, QC Antique Car Club, Garden Art and MUCH  MORE!!!!!!!!

Aunt Hattie's will be hosting a Pie Baking contest during Apple Fest! To enter you must make a home made apple pie. NO STORE BOUGHT PIES!!!  $5.00 entry fee. The Prize for first place is $50 - second $25 & $10 for third. You must enter in advance. Sign up at Aunt Hattie's, 102 S. Cody Road, LeClaire. A portion of the money will be donated to FREEDOM ROCK FUND. You must bring your Apple Pie to Aunt Hattie's by 12:00 NOON on October 13th. Judging will be at 1PM. Winners announced at 3pm. Pie Eating contest at Aunt Hattie's at 2pm! WINNER will receive $10 in chamber bucks, which is just like MONEY !!! Aunt Hatties is also having a dunk tank!
Free eye testing for children age 6mths to 5yrs  " Kids Sight First"  Testing performed by our own,  Dr. Lisa Nix.


October 15th - Asbury United Methodist Church is hosting a "Partnering to EmPOWER" fundraising event for Winnie's Place. ALL booth fees will go to Winnie's Place. Vendors will also agree to donate 9% of their sales to Winnies Place, which corresponds to the statistic that every 9 seconds, a woman is abused. Interested vendors are asked to contact Heidi Lubben at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details.

October 16th –Buffalo Bill Museum Fundraiser Dinner at Crane & Pelican Cafe Storytellers will be entertaining guests with ghost stories, period dress is encouraged, and the menu is incredible!  A three-course dinner ($40 per person) is choice of salmon, roast beef or pasta w/meat balls and sauce.  Send your reservation and payment to: Buffalo Bil Museum, PO Box 284, LeClaire IA 52753. Don't delay!  Don't miss it!!



"Something NEW” at the LeClaire Civic Club – BUNCO! Every third Tuesday from10:00 AM through 12:30PM!  Call Debbie for details - 563-289-4458.

The LeClaire Chamber Website and our Facebook page are currently being updated and revised. Watch for the new website to be up and running soon, visit us again soon on Facebook, and in the meantime, thank you for your patience! 


Buffalo Bill Museum is open until 5pm daily. Hours are 9am to 5pm Monday through Saturday, and on Sundays 12noon to 5pm. A reminder: group discounts are available for tour groups, clubs/reunions, and school groups. Call the museum at 563-289-5580 for details!

“LIKE” the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce on FaceBook Visit the chamber’s Face Book page and discover a great source of news, business announcements, events, and other information that is updated frequently. It’s a useful source of updated information for all members and non-members!



Primitive Cottage is collecting food for the Princeton Presbyterian Church's Food Pantry which is in great need of food donations. They have helped alot of people, and now they need our help.  Donations can be dropped off at Primitive Cottage in LeClaire. Please check the expiration date on items because anything that has expired can't be given away.

First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire Meals for Seniors at the church every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon. Good food and a time to visit with others. Please call 563-289-3646 and make a reservation 2 days in advance.

LeClaire 2013 Events Calendar:

First Fridays each month 5:00-8:00 P.M.

October 6th - Dogtoberfest at Bier Stube

October 13th – AppleFest – see info above!

October 24th - HalloWine

October 26th - Witches Walk Costume Contest and Parade

December 6-8 - Christmas in LeClaire

Family Nights at the LeClaire Rec Center: Details at www.leclairereccenter.com

www.LeClaireChamber.com and visit the Chamber on FaceBook!

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