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Davenport Iowa Is Proud To Announce Its Fall Awareness Workshop Day on September 24, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah Arp   
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 14:37

In Davenport, Iowa, Milestone Area Agency on Aging, the Center for Active Seniors, Inc. (CASI), Quad City Times and St. Ambrose University encourage seniors to attend the Fall Awareness Workshop on Tuesday, September 24, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at CASI 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA 52806.  This workshop will give seniors a passport to attend four different workshops that will provide them with helpful information and instruction on how to live a Fall Free lifestyle.

The workshops consist of: 1) Balance & Mobility Testing, 2) Pharmacy Screenings which include blood pressure checks, medication review and educational information, 3) Vision & Home Modifications informational session and 4) Exercise & Physical Activities station demonstrating yoga, Tai Chi, and Zumba Gold.

Reservations are required for this event, please call or stop in at CASI (1035 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA—563-386-7477) to reserve your spot today. Space is limited.

Iowa is part of the national Falls Free® Initiative, which includes more than 40 states and 70 national organizations, professional associations, and federal agencies across the country dedicated to reducing fall-related injuries and deaths among older adults.

This year’s theme, Preventing Falls—One Step at a Time, seeks to unite professionals, older adults, caregivers, and family members to play a part in raising awareness and preventing falls in the older adult population.

Every 15 seconds, an older adult is seen in an Emergency Department for a fall-related injury. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for those aged 65 and over. The chances of falling and of being seriously injured in a fall increase with age.  

“Falls are not a normal part of aging, and this day of awareness provides an opportunity to educate older adults and the community at large about how to reduce falls risks,” said (Bonita) Lynn Beattie, vice president of Injury Prevention with the National Council on Aging (NCOA), leader of the Falls Free® Initiative. “We ncourage seniors and their families to take proactive steps to prevent falls and stay independent for as long as possible.”

Studies show that a combination of interventions can significantly reduce falls among older adults. Experts recommend:

  1. A physical activity regimen with balance, strength training, and flexibility components.
  2. Consulting with a health professional about getting a fall risk assessment.
  3. Having medications reviewed periodically.
  4. Getting eyes checked annually.
  5. Making sure the home environment is safe and supportive.
  6. New research also suggests hearing loss should be routinely assessed  

At senior centers and other community-based organizations across the United States, programs like A Matter of Balance, Tai Chi, and Stepping On help older adults gain the strength, improved balance, and confidence to help them live healthier lives and preserve their independence.

For more information about Davenport Iowa’s Fall Awareness Workshop, please call CASI 563-386-7477.

For more information on the National Council on Aging and National Fall Prevention Awareness Day, please visit www.ncoa.org/FPAD.


About the Falls Free® Initiative

Led by the National Council on Aging, the Falls Free®

organizations, professional associations, and federal agencies working collaboratively to bring education,

awareness, and evidence-based solutions to local communities. Falls Free®

thousands of older Americans with the resources and education needed to reduce their risk of injury. For more

information, please visit: www.ncoa.org/FallsFreeInitiative.

About NCOA  

The National Council on Aging is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington,

DC. NCOA is a national voice for millions of older adults—especially those who are vulnerable and

disadvantaged—and the community organizations that serve them. It brings together nonprofit organizations,

businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults. NCOA

works with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their

health, live independently, and remain active in their communities. For more information, please visit:

www.ncoa.org |www.facebook.com/NCOAging | www.twitter.com/NCOAging

Initiative includes more than 40 states and 70 national

seeks to provide hundreds of

Special Event : Friday 23rd. 2013 unveiling art installation: " Dying to Teach" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 13:28
The art installation " Dying to Teach"  was created by Myra Robinson to bring attention to the current impasse in our educational system due to demands of unethical conduct made of teachers by administration in changing student grades.  These demands are made for purposes of Federal funding, which can be lost if  student grades are too low.

The installation addresses the consequent harassment should the teachers not comply. This is now a growing occurrence with some estimate placing the occurrences to 80%

Significant for our area, this art installation, to be unveiled on Friday 23rd. 2013 at the Phoenix, was brought to the Phoenix art gallery, Moline, because Mary Eve Thorson, the center of this art installation, who died due to this coercion by administration, was  born and brought up in Moline, and her body was brought to Moline a few weeks ago.

Mary's parents will be present for the evening so will the teacher, Myra Robinson, who created the installation.   There will a general talk about installation and its focus: Mary's message, around 7:30 p.m. It will be a informal evening to discuss and review the art and it's message.

We have included the installation as part of the  extended show " Music Along the Mississippi River" . The current show is a visual art representation about the feelings and inspiration of music evoked  by our beloved Mississippi River.

The show will be open during the evening.

7:00 p.m.

At the Phoenix Art Gallery, 1530 Fifth Avenue, Moline. Illinois. 61265

Please call 309-762-8547 or 309-762-9202 for further information.  Or: Email: thephoenixegg@ gmail.com

The event is free and open to all.

11th Annual Antique Days PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Aledo Main Street   
Monday, 19 August 2013 14:44
Activities in downtown Aledo on Saturday, Aug. 24th include: fireman's pancake breakfast 6-10 a.m.; antique appraisals; food; entertainment; antique market on the courthouse lawn; downtown mural project; pioneer demonstrations; antique tractor & engine show; huge car show; Knuckle Busters Car Club; and great downtown shopping. www.aledomainstreet.com

Ye Olde Country Store Bazaar in Muscatine PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shirley McDaniel   
Monday, 19 August 2013 13:50
New Era Lutheran Church, 3455 New Era Road, Muscatine, IA, near Wild Cat Den State Park south entrance, is having Ye Olde Country Store Bazaar on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.  Crafts will be open from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Food will be served from 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Major bazaar items are crafts, and raffle.  Noodle dinners will be served and items priced separately.  Proceeds will go to the church.

LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 08/16/13 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Friday, 16 August 2013 14:03


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August 16th - Live Music at Wide River Winery 5-8pm featuring "Pieces of Candy" 106 N. Cody Road www.wideriverwinery.com

August 18th - Sunday Brunch at the Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Seatings at 10:00 and 12:30 - Reservations 563.289.4156 www.faithfulpilot.com

August 20th - First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire FREE LUNCH at the LeClaire Civic Center, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Come to eat and stay for the conversation! This will be the last free lunch, so join us!

August 20th - The deadline for returning a signed vendor agreement to Asbury United Methodist Church Asbury United Methodist Church of Bettendorf is hosting a "Partnering to EmPOWER" fundraising event for Winnie's Place on Tuesday, October 15th. The team putting together the event is looking for vendors who would be interested in participating in this worthy cause. Booth fees are $15 for sales people and $25 for those providing a service (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. Marketing packets for vendors were available June 15th.

August 21st – Workshop - Behavioral Finance: How Emotions Impact Financial Decisions 12:00p.m. Eric Johannes, Charles Schwab, 5345 Elmore Ave #300, Davenport, IA 52807. Please R.S.V.P 563-275-3659

August 23rd - Live Music at Wide River Winery 5-8pm featuring Dan Peart 106 N. Cody Road  www.wideriverwinery.com

August 24th - Dr. Crystal’s Chiropractic Care - Ribbon Cutting 12 noon, The Old Mill House at 419 N. Cody Rd.  Please join us in welcoming Dr. Crystal!

August 24th - Pleasant Valley Wrestling 2nd Annual "Grapple on the Greens" Golf tournament at Olathea Golf Course Silent Auction, games for the kids and a cookout. To be a sponsor, to donate prizes or to participate as a team, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

August 30th - Live Music at Wide River Winery 5-8pm featuring Mississippi River Distilling Company’s "Ryan Burchett and the Moonshiners”! 106 N. Cody Road  www.wideriverwinery.com


Save the Date

September 6th – First Friday in LeClaire! 5-8 p.m.

September 10th - Chamber After Hours Networking Event Great River Financial – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Everyone Welcome!

September 14th - Silver Creek Order of the Eastern Star Swiss Steak Dinner Serving 4-7 p.m. SWISS STEAK DINNER WITH ALL THE FIXINGS, DESSERT AND BEVERAGE Adults - $7.00   Children 3-12 - $3.50 Serving at the Masonic Center dinning room at 113 S. Cody Rd., LeClaire. Everyone is welcome!

September 19th - LeClaire Information Center Celebrates One Year of Operation! Join us for our Open House & Volunteer Recognition! Since our Grand Opening on August 3rd 2012, the LeClaire Information Center has welcomed over 17,500 guests, including tourists, local residents, potential business owners and has provided information about local attractions, businesses, business opportunities, and other points of interest. Operated by the LeClaire Office of Tourism and located at 122. N. Cody Road, the Center is open Mon-Sat 10-4 and Sun noon-4. On Thursday, September 19th from 4-6pm, the public is invited to an Open House celebrating our “First Anniversary.” The event will include light refreshments and the opportunity to discover what the LIC offers residents and tourists.  The festivities will conclude with a short program honoring our volunteers. We are always looking for additional volunteers! Pleasant Valley High School students (accompanied by a parent) can apply their volunteer hours to the school's “service learning” requirement for graduation.  Training (for students and adults) only takes about an hour and volunteers are able to schedule hours through online scheduling software. Please contact Cindy Bruhn, LeClaire Tourism Manager, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 563-650-7963, or the LIC at 563-289-4242, ext. 1135, if you are interested in volunteering or for more information.

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



One of our great chamber supporters, Rod Varilek, passed away on August 10, 2013.Rod lived in LeClaire with his wife Susan, and was a developer for Ruhl and Ruhl. He developed Cody's Hunt and Cody's Legacy in LeClaire. Our prayers are with his wife and family

Iowa won Tug Fest 2013!!!! Congrats to the Tug Fest Team and Sponsors and to LeClaire and all of Iowa!!

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! 

LeClaire Lions Club presents "Apple Fest on the River" Sunday, October 13th 11:00am-4:00pm Apple Orchards Welcome! Vendor Sign Up! NOW is the time! For more information: Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Phone:  563-340-6332 (Bonnie)

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!


Chamber 2013 Networking Events – Everyone welcome to attend!

September 10 – Great River Financial Services - after hours – 5:30-7:30 pm

October 8 - Hungry Hobo - lunch - noon

November – Faithful Pilot – date and time tbd

December 10 - Happy Joes - lunch – noon



Ascentra donates $25,000 to Iowa Quad Cities Rotary to help establish a scholarship in late CEO Paul Lensmeyer’s name. He was a long time member of the service organization and was very involved in a number of Rotary service projects, including those focused on disadvantaged youth and disadvantaged families. Rotary’s primary fundraiser is Ribs for Kids and takes place on August 16th. Proceeds from that help children of military families whose parents are serving people overseas attend a kid’s camp. The group hopes this will be an ongoing scholarship as part of the mission to help the advancement of people in need and youth and for people committed to academic achievement.

Meet and greet Pastor Melody any Wednesday from 1-3 pm at Happy Joe's. Pastor Melody from First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire, will be at Happy Joe's in LeClaire, every Wednesday, from 1-3 pm, sipping on a soda, reading and waiting to visit with you and your friends. Stop by and say hi. Or, if you have a prayer request or a question, just let her know. 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 – vendors sign up now – 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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