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IPTV’s Dan Wardell to Visit Davenport Public Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Konfrst   
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 07:21

Wednesday, June 12 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

WHO:             Dan Wardell, popular host of the IPTV KIDS Clubhouse, will travel to 67 local communities this summer as part of the seventh-annual Reading Road Trip.

WHAT:          Now in its seventh year, IPTV’s Reading Road Trip features an original, interactive story that is connected to the libraries’ summer reading theme. This year, Dan’s story time encourages kids to “dig into reading ” complete with a special gift for every child who comes to story time.

WHEN:          Wednesday, June 12 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:        Davenport Public Library – Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, Iowa


Nicole Kelly of Keokuk crowned Miss Iowa 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rachael Vopatek   
Monday, 10 June 2013 14:44
The Miss Iowa Pageant was held this past weekend the historic Adler Theatre in Davenport Iowa.Thirteen young women competed for the title of Miss Iowa 2013 and 10 contestants are vied for the title of Miss Iowa's Outstanding Teen 2013. After three nights of competition, Nicole Kelly, of Keokuk was crowned Miss Iowa 2013. Emma Kate Wichman of Bettendorf was named Miss Iowa’s Outstanding Teen 2013. Over $25,000 in cash scholarships were awarded to the Miss Iowa contestants this year as well as over $500,000 in in-kind scholarships! Numerous scholarships and awards were presented to contestants in all age categories. (A full list of awards is attached.)

Nicole Kelly will continue on to represent the state of Iowa at Miss America which will be held in Atlantic City in September. Emma Kate Wichman will move on to the national completion, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen which will be held in August in Orlando, Florida. Both young ladies will compete in five areas of competition at the national level including: Interview, Talent, Evening Gown, On-Stage Question and Fitness. Both Kelly and Wichman will spend the upcoming year representing Iowa with appearances and events throughout the state with a focus on promoting their platforms. Nicole Kelly’s platform is “Overcoming Disabilities” and Emma Kate Wichman’s platform is “E.P.I.C. Mission: Pay It Forward.” Follow the excitement of their journeys throughout the year at www.facebook.com/missiowa or @MissIowaOrg on Twitter.

About Nicole:
Hometown: Keokuk, IA
Parents: Mike and Pam Kelly
Nicole is a 2012 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a BA in Directing & Theater Management.
Platform: Overcoming Disabilities
Talent: Vocal
Local Title: Miss Metro

About Emma Kate:
Hometown: Bettendorf, IA
Parents: Amy and Jim Wichman
Emma is a student at Pleasant Valley High School.
Platform: E.P.I.C. Mission: Pay It Forward
Talent: Baton Show Twirl
Local Title: Miss Scott County’s Outstanding Teen

About the Miss Iowa Scholarship Program
An official preliminary to the Miss America Scholarship Pageant, the Miss Iowa Scholarship Program is dedicated to empowering young women to achieve their dreams and goals. The Miss Iowa Scholarship Program is a non-profit organization. Through the assistance of our local communities and scholarship patrons, the Miss Iowa Scholarship Program offers college scholarships to some of the most outstanding young women of Iowa. The Miss America Program is the largest scholarship organizations for women in the world. Total scholarship available annually at the local, state and national level totals over 45 million dollars. Visit www.missiowa.com for complete information on the Miss Iowa Scholarship Program.

News Releases - Local Events
Written by Abigail Hurm   
Monday, 10 June 2013 08:43

Davenport, Iowa- Capri College’s (Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Dubuque) offers Capri Camp every summer for girls in grades third through seventh. This camp takes place June 10-14. The camp encourages self-esteem, promotes self-recognition, and enhances personal growth.

The camp provides education on fashion, exercise, skin care, hair care and communication. The girls will learn about theatrical makeup, manicures, facials, bling strands and much more.

Any questions please contact:

Cedar Rapids – Laura Gordon – (319) 364-1541

Davenport – Melody Sawvell – (563) 388-6642

Dubuque – Samantha Schroeder – (563) 588-2379

Capri College Mission Statement: “Our mission is to provide the most comprehensive, hands-on education possible; to offer the knowledge and technical skills you need to be confident and successful”

For more information, contact Capri College, at (800) 728-0712 or visit us on the web at www.capricollege.edu.


Church Holds 12th Annual Quilt Show PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shirley McDaniel   
Monday, 10 June 2013 08:42

New Era Lutheran Church will hold its 12th Annual Quilt Show on July 12-13.  The show will feature quilts from local quilters and antique quilts.  Guests may view quilts on Friday, July 12, from 9 am-8 pm.  A lunch will be served from 11 am – 2 pm, and supper from 4:30-7 pm.  On Saturday, July 13, the quilt show will be open from 9 am-4 pm, with lunch served from 11 am-2 pm.  Ticket prices are $4.00 for the quilt show only and $8.00 for the quilt show and a meal.  The public is invited.

The church is located at 3455 New Era Road, Muscatine, ¼ mile west of the upper entrance to Wildcat Den State Park.  For more information, or if you would like to put a quilt on display, contact Becki Petersen at 563-299-1664, or Sue Kirk at 563-823-1099.

LeClaire Announcements- Friday 06/7/2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Friday, 07 June 2013 12:24

June 7th – First Friday in LeClaire!  5:00-8:00 p.m.

Mississippi River Distilling Company www.mrdistilling.com 5:30 – 8 p.m.  MRDC and Chef Stephanie are planning a real treat for everyone who comes out, Bourbon Ice Cream featuring Cody Road Bourbon.  We’ll be sampling cocktails; Ananda, made with River Rose Gin, pineapple juice, grapefruit juice and honey simple syrup, and a classic daiquiri featuring Dry Dock Sorghrum.  Also kicking off our new rewards program.  We invite anyone to become a part of “The Crew” and when they sign up with instantly start earning points with each purchase that can then be used for discounts on future purchases.  To celebrate this new initiative, we’ll be giving away a free “Crew” pint glass that says “Inaugural Voyage June 7, 2013” during First Friday to everyone who purchases a bottle of MRDC spirits.

Wide River Winery www.wideriverwinery.com – Wine samples and live music by Jordan Danielson. And, ‘Lolly the Wine Gal’ will be hanging out!

Aunt Hattie’s Fanciful Emporium Come in for a free red velvet cupcake!

Razzleberries Come in to shop and get free samples of booze cake (while it lasts)!

LeClaire Antiques and Appraisals - 'First Friday's Free Appraisals' until 7 p.m.

Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits LIVE MUSIC - The Matriarchs starting at 7:30 P.M. www.faithfulpilot.com

Reusable Usables Yoga for yogaG w/ Live Music at First Friday Festivities in LeClaire DetoxRetox Fundraising Celebration at at 6pm (322 N. Cody Rd) *Donation Only (suggested $18...more money means more mission!) In celebration of yogaG's role in the National Yoga Service Council Conference this weekend, join Camie Easton for an amazing 60-minute, all-levels yoga class with live music, followed by Shaun's latest crafts at the Mississippi River Distilling Company across the street! Since 2009 yogaG has been sharing free trauma-sensitive yoga with women and children in domestic violence shelters in the Quad Cities (and a mat, too!) and in various cities around the US. For information, visit http://www.yogag.org

Other shops and restaurants will be open late!

June 7th-8th- LeClaire City-Wide Garage Sale Days Garage Sale Maps are available at the LeClaire Community Library website, www.leclairelibrary.org , at the library (323 Wisconsin), LeClaire Information Center (122 North Cody Road), and LeClaire City Hall.

June 8th – First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire - Garage Sale 8 a.m. to noon: Toys, books and children’s clothes; gently used knick-knacks, dishes, etc.  Frito and Dorito Chili Pies for sale.

June 8th - Trivia Night at the LeClaire Civic Center benefiting the Buffalo Bill Museum. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with trivia starting at 7 p.m. Participants may bring beer, wine, snacks and soda. Water and snacks will also be for sale. Up to eight people per table. $10 per person with a $50 table minimum. Everyone will be entered into a drawing for door prizes. Contact Chris at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 563-505-6703 for reservations or information. Don't have enough for a full table? Come anyway and we can put you on a table that needs people!

June 9th- Sunday Brunch at the Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Seatings at 10:00 and 12:30 - 3 Courses $20 per person Reservations 563.289.4156 www.faithfulpilot.com

June 10th – First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire - Generations Area Agency on Aging 11:45 a.m. to noon, someone from the agency will be at the church to help people sign up for food stamps. Eligibility: 60 years of age or older on date of application; single yearly income at or less than $21,256; married yearly income at or less than $28,693; disabled individuals under age 60 are NOT eligible.

June 15th- Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Open for Lunch 11am-2pm- 3 different sandwiches and chips for $5 www.faithfulpilot.com

June 15th – First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire - Active Christians Hot Dog Roast and Potluck Picnic. 5:30 p.m. We will provide the hot dogs, buns, ketchup and mustard. Bring something to share and your own drink. We will play Corn Hole and other outdoor games.

June 15th- 16th Annual Golf Outing Benefiting the Buffalo Bill Museum of LeClaire - Olathea Golf Course Matt Boesch, head golf pro from Hawk's View Golf Club in Lake Geneva, WI, will host a golf clinic at 9:00 am before the 10:00 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $50 per person and includes 9 holes golf with cart and a pizza lunch with beverage. If you don't golf, come anyway to place a bid on all the wonderful silent auction items and enjoy the pizza lunch for $7. To make a reservation for yourself or a foursome call Olathea at 289-4653, Packy Huettman at 289-5971, Steve Suiter at 289-2724 or Barry Long at 949-6969. www.buffalobillmuseumleclaire.com

June 16th - Asbury Methodist Church "WORSHIP IN THE PARK" and Potluck Service The Worship Committee of Asbury United Methodist Church, Bettendorf, is planning a Praise Worship Service in the Park on Sunday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m.  The service will be held at Veterans Memorial Park Bandshell, 1645 23rd St., Bettendorf. Following the service there will be a potluck picnic with sliced ham provided.  Please bring a dish to share and your own table service, drink & lawn chair.

June 17th-21st - Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School – Asbury United Methodist Church 9 a.m. to noon, 1809 Mississippi Blvd., Bettendorf – 563-355-5218 Register on-line www.asbury-bett.org.  VBS is offered for participants ages Kindergarten through 5th grade (completed), and to volunteers 6th grade and up.  If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Swinney at 563-505-0060 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

June 17th–20th - First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire - Bible School 5:30 – 8:00 p.m., supper included. Theme: Living Waters. Cost $10. Special Bible School program, Sunday, June 23 at 10 am. Call 381-7777 to pre-register.

June 21st – 22nd THE LeCLAIRE GIRLS’ GET AWAY WEEKEND! On the evening of Friday, June 21, and all day Saturday, June 22, 2013, TUGFEST hosts the Girls’s Getaway Weekend in LeClaire, Iowa! Sign up today for this amazing event featuring give aways, coupons, music, games and delicious food. MEET Anthony Ryan Auld the Winner of this year's "Project Runway All Stars" at the Girls Get Away Fashion Show & Cocktail Party on Saturday evening. No other contestant has had more wins beating the best designers in a single season of the show. Anthony Ryan will be speaking about his journey to becoming a top fashion designer and winning Project Runway All Stars. KWQC's anchor and on-air reporter Bailey Deitz will be the mistress of ceremonies for this special event. The LeClaire Girls’ Get Away will start on Friday evening, June 21, at the Wide River Winery, where you will taste award-winning wines, enjoy the music of Pieces of Candy in the Wine Garden, and pick up your GIRLS GET AWAY passport to LeClaire with your goody bags.

On Saturday, June 22, LECLAIRE GIRLS GET AWAY events include:

* Grasshoppers will host music and wine tasting on their beautiful lawn.

* Win Prizes every hour on the hour at Aunt Hattie's Fanciful Emporium.

* Dwellings will be hosting Margarita Man.

* Robert Day of the Faithful Pilot, and the winner of the Quad Cities Top Chef competition, will demonstrate some of his secret cooking techniques.

* Zaruba's will host mini make overs.

* Free Tours at the Mississippi River Distilling Company.

* Expert Tammy Allen will teach a FREE Class in "Punch Needle" at Primitive Cottage.

* The Buffalo Bill Museum will offer a Quilt Making Class.

Cost to participate in the LeClaire Girls Get Away are $65 per person. Go to Leclairegirlgetaway.com

June 22nd - Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Open for Lunch 11am-2pm 3 different sandwiches and chips for $5 www.faithfulpilot.com

June 25th – First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire - Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia 1:30 pm. Dessert and coffee. No cost for this program. Please RSVP at 381-7777.

June 27th - Mississippi River Distilling Company Takes Over the Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Bar 5:30-7:30 P.M. The men from MRDC take over the Faithful Pilot with signature drinks and Pilot appetizers for $25 per person www.faithfulpilot.com

June 29th - Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits Open for Lunch 11am-2pm 3 different sandwiches and chips for $5 www.faithfulpilot.com

June 30th- Wine Tasting at the Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits 3:00-5:00 P.M.  $15 per person Taste 14 wines and heavy appetizers from The Faithful Pilot www.faithfulpilot.com

Save the Date

July 1st - Friends of the LeClaire Community Library is planning an Open House to celebrate our 9th anniversary! Details are forthcoming!

July 5th – First Friday in LeClaire

July 15th-19th – LeClaire Baptist Church - “Colossal Coaster World” VBX Week For kids age 4 up through kids going INTO 6th grade! Cost: FREE! Time:  9:00 AM – Noon Location:  1326 Wisconsin Street LeClaire, Iowa  52753 Family program:  SUNDAY, July 21 at 10:30 PM followed by our “Burger Bash” lunch! For more information or registration: phone:  (563) 289-4191 e-mail:  leclairebaptist@leclairebaptist.org or REGISTER ONLINE at www.leclairebaptist.org (under ministries and kids vbx link)


LeClaire Antiques is hosting an on going Plant Sale benefiting LeClaire Parks. Go by and see the beautiful plants for sale – great prices!

Programs, performers & activities for all ages. Registration materials for Children (B-5th G) available at the library starting May 20th.Program information & Activity Calendar available at the library & online @

Please volunteer or help recruit volunteers for the LeClaire Information Center! We get a lot of great comments about the LIC, and we help promote all of LeClaire:

1. Through telling visitors about our great attractions, shops, restaurants, parks, schools, housing developments, etc.,

2. By mailing out information to individuals, small groups and bus tours who want to come find out what LeClaire is all about, and

3. Through providing nice, convenient public restrooms to shoppers, diners, people checking out our attractions, families, LeClaire residents who are just out for a walk - everyone appreciates the restrooms!

Almost everyone knows at least one person who loves to talk and meet new people - a retired neighbor or stay-at-home mom, a relative, a friend, a person from church, a person from your civic club, a person from exercise class... Please contact Cindy at 563-650-7963 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Volunteers are trained and there is lots of brochures and information to share with visitors.

Let's make downtown LeClaire and the LeClaire Information Center the best it can possibly be!

Buffalo Bill Museum is now open until 5pm daily. As of April 1st, the museum is open 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!

Reusable Usables - Planet Green recycled art after school classes on Tuesday and Thursdays.RSVP 563-289-3946 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

“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!

July 9 - Blue Iguana - Lunch -noon

August 13 - Big Dave and Holly's - lunch -noon

September 10 - Steventon's - after hours - 5-8pm

October 8 - Hungry Hobo - lunch - noon

November 12 - tbd

December 10 - Happy Joes - lunch –noon


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.

Asbury United Methodist Church 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 will be available June 15th. The deadline for returning a signed vendor agreement is August 20th.

Trivia Nights in LeClaire at the LeClaire Civic Center -

2013 Trivia Nights:

June 8 - Buffalo Bill Museum

July 13 - Hosted by First Presbyterian Church - Hurricane Sandy Victims

LeClaire Trivia Nights have raised over $95,000 for local non-profit organizations! Thank you for your continued support!


LeClaire 2013 Events Calendar:

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

June 7th-8th LeClaire City-Wide Garage Sales

June 21st-22nd – Girls’ Getaway Weekend

Summer 2013 - City-Wide Water Explosion (Hollyhock Park)

Summer 2013 - Bike Parade & Decorating

August 8th-10th Tugfest

October 6th - Dogtoberfest at Bier Stube

October 13th - AppleFest

October 24th - HalloWine

October 26th - Witches Walk Costume Contest and Parade

December 6-8, 2013: 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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