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Register for senior riverfront golf cart tours PDF Print E-mail
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Written by River Action   
Monday, 02 June 2014 13:27
Come join the fun Thursday, September 4 and sign up for the 15th Annual Senior Citizens Riverfront Golf Cart Tours. Reservations are required and space is limited. The deadline for reservations is September 2!

The tours Thursday, Sept. 4 will use existing riverfront trails and offer participants an opportunity to see and hear all that the riverfront has to offer from the front seat of a golf cart. This is a great opportunity to gain some knowledge on the past, present and future of many of our riverfront amenities in the Quad Cities. Tours fill up fast and carts are limited, so don't delay.

There are five different tours from which to choose. All tours are $12.50 per person and last approximately two hours. Tour times for each of the tours are 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

CLICK HERE to register online.

 
LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 5/30/2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber   
Monday, 02 June 2014 10:20

CALENDAR

June 1st - Asbury Methodist Church "WORSHIP IN THE PARK" and Potluck Service 10:30 a.m.   The service will be held at Veterans Memorial Park Bandshell, 1645 23rd St., Bettendorf, followed by a potluck picnic with sliced ham provided. Please bring a dish to share and your own table service, drink & lawn chair.

June 5th - Wellness Open House - Dr. Crystal's Chiropractic Care, 419 N Cody Rd, Le Claire.  Hors d'oeuvres at 5:15 p.m., presentation begins at 5:30 p.m.  Come learn some great wellness tips, including how to prevent computer hunchback and how to reduce your oxidative stress. Drawing for a valuable door prize!  Everyone welcome! Questions? Call Dr. Crystal Buesing at (563)271-0226.  Hope to see you there!

 

June 5th - LeClaire Community Library - Children’s Musician Steve Couch - “Amazing You and Your Body Show” 11am. Interactive TV sing all about the human body in this fun, educational show!

 

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

Mississippi River Distilling Company – Food and Spirit Tastings and Strawberry Vodka is back!  www.mrdistilling.com

Wide River Winery – Wine and Music on the Mississippi – Live Music, Whoozdads? - 5-8 p.m. - www.wideriverwinery.com

Aunt Hattie’s – Come in for a treat!

Razzleberries – Booze Cake while it lasts!

Bierstube - Karaoke - 9pm-1am

Restaurants and several shops will be open late!

June 6th-7th – LeClaire City Wide Garage Sales – email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to http://www.visitleclaire.com/garage_sale_signup.htm by May 23 to sign up.

June 6th-7th – Princeton City Wide Garage Sales The Princeton Community Center will rent tables for $5 as a fundraiser, and the Center will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.  For reservations and set-up information, contact Pam O’Polka at 563-289-4612.

June 7th - See “FROZEN” at Zion Lutheran Church, Princeton 7:30pm on the back lot. Bring chairs and/or blankets. Dress in costume! Hotdogs, popcorn and of course “Frozen” ice cream from Big Dave & Holly’s!

June 10th – LeClaire Community Library - Grout Museum Presents ‘Largest Chemistry’ See this Guinness World-Record breaking program with the largest chemistry demonstration. The fun starts at 2 pm

June 10th – Chamber Networking Event - Go Fish, Princeton 5:30-7pm – Everyone Welcome!

 

June 12th – LeClaire Community Library – ‘Snakes Alive!’ Tom Kessenich stops by with this fun, open-house style program showcasing all sorts of creepy crawlies and one very large alligator. Starts at 2 p.m.

June 13th - Wide River Winery LeClaire – Music on the Mississippi Lindgren and Lewis - 5-8 p.m.

June 15th – Bierstube – Fathers’ Day Brunch – 10am-1pm

June 16th - Economic Development Meeting – LeClaire City Hall – 8:00 a.m.

 

June 18th – LeClaire Community Library - Illustrator Tim Read Tim Read is an established cartoonist, illustrator, and children’s author. His program is highly engaging, funny, and appeals to a wide range audience – Starts at 2 p.m.

 

June 20th - Wide River Winery LeClaire – Music on the Mississippi The Ripplers - 5-8 p.m.

June 21st – Buffalo Bill Museum - Annual John Boesch Memorial Golf Outing 8 a.m. Clinic with Golf Pro Matt Boesch. Shotgun Start 9 a.m. Olathea Golf Course, LeClaire IA.  $65/person, includes cart and lunch. Hole prizes, Silent Auction. Don't golf? Join us for lunch $7! Call the museum today to reserve your place in this annual fundraiser! 563-289-5580.

June 21st – 129 – Live Music Adam Schmidt – 8-11 p.m.

June 27th - Wide River Winery LeClaire – Music on the Mississippi Broken Strings - 5-8 p.m.

June 27th – 129 – Live Music Jason Karl – 8-11 p.m.

June 28th – Go Fish will hand out awards for a Golf Outing/Princeton Days fundraiser held 9a.m.-4p.m. that day. Contact Deb at 563-289-9030 for more information.

June 30th - Happy Birthday, LeClaire Community Library! What better way to celebrate LeClaire Library’s 10th Birthday with a magic show, balloon animals, and cake? Join us at 2pm for all the fun!

FYI

Wide River Winery has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, recognizes establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.  Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of tourism based businesses. “We are so proud of our team for winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Dorothy O’Brien, owner and winemaker at Wide River Winery.  “We appreciate the vote of confidence, “she added.   In addition to the winery, vineyard and tasting room in Clinton, Wide River Winery also has a tasting room in historic Le Claire, Iowa.  Both locations are open daily and feature live music on the weekends.

Ascentra Credit Union Awards $10,000 in Scholarships A total of $10,000 was given to 10 area students to help pay for their college costs as part of the Ascentra Credit Union Scholarship Competition.  There were five $1,000 scholarships available for high school students planning to enter college.  The other five $1,000 scholarships were for members age 19 or over, considered non-traditional or continuing education students. This year Ascentra expanded the number of scholarship recipients from two to ten to better serve our growing membership. Photos and more information about the winners can be found at www.ascentra.org.  All entries are judged on their essay, resume, awards, extracurricular activities, volunteer services and work experience.  Awarding a total of $10,000 in scholarships is another way Ascentra Credit Union recognizes that financial planning and education is essential to lifetime success for our members and community.

The LeClaire Community Library has a LOT going on! Contact LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin Street, LeClaire, IA 52753, (563)289-6002 or visit http://www.leclaire.lib.ia.us for more information!

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.

The Riverboat Twilight 2014 Cruise Season began May 27th.  Cruises will depart every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday through the end of October.  It is with honor and pleasure that the Twilight has called LeClaire her home port for the past 27 years.  Over the years we have had the unique opportunity of introducing 140,000 plus visitors to the many wonderful shops, restaurants and attractions the City of LeClaire has to offer. We look forward to another successful season.

August 10th – LeClaire Community Night, Modern Woodman Ball Park. Game time 5:00pm, River Bandits/Beloit Snappers. Mayor Bob Scannell will throw first pitch! A night to celebrate businesses and folks of Leclaire. Awards or special on-field recognition can be done followed by short video on mega-tron highlighting special places and faces in LeClaire filmed the week before. Businesses or groups interested in participating may contact Amanda Henzen, Account Executive and Director of Merchandise 563.333.2729 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.

PROPERTY LISTINGS

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

Commercial Space for Sale or Lease/Purchase – 204 Jones St. - Call 563-370-2386 for more information. Will show by appointment. Commercially zoned only.

For Rent - Fully furnished 2 bedroom apartment located in beautiful downtown LeClaire, Iowa. This is a 2nd floor apartment in a duplex style building. Apartment is located in a very nice quiet neighborhood with a gorgeous view of the beautiful Mississippi River just steps from the popular downtown shops, dining and nightlife. Perfect for single person or couple, absolutely no pets or smoking. Apartment has all newer appliances including washer and dryer and is fully furnished with all furniture, linens, pots and pans and dishes. Rent also includes all utilities. Perfect for executives, couples in transition or seasonal travelers. Available June 15th. No lease required. Rent is $950.00 per month and that includes all utilities and furnishings. Call Heidi at 563-320-6263.

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 – Farmer’s Market - Every Saturday, 3-6 p.m. on the LeClaire Levee

June 6-7 - City Wide Garage Sales

June 14 - Cars & Coffee on the Levee, 8-10 a.m. All makes, models & years welcome!

June 21 – Buffalo Bill Museum Golf Outing – Olathea Golf Course

August 2 – 27th Annual Heartland British Auto Fest

August 7-9 - Tug Fest

October 5th – Bierstube - Dogtoberfest

October 12- Apple Fest

December - Christmas in LeClaire

 

Chamber Networking Events – Everyone Welcome!

June 10th - Go Fish – evening 5:30-7pm

July 8th - Big Dave and Holly’s – lunch - noon

August 12th - McDonald’s – breakfast 8:00am

September 9th – Steventon’s – evening 5:30 -7pm

October 14th - Faithful Pilot – lunch- noon

November 11th - Bier Stube – lunch - noon

December 9th - Subway – lunch - noon

 
Freight House Farmers' Market June Events PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Freight House Farmers Market   
Friday, 30 May 2014 15:17

June 14 - Children's Festival 

Bouncy House, Balloon Man, Tattoo painting Lady, Liquid chalk sidewalk drawings,  clown or clowns and much more. Rain date June 19.

June 19 - Cake Walk. Proceeds will go to Friendly House Food Pantry.

June 28 - Children need to bring a white t-shirt.  They will decorate the t-shirts in red and blue paint (fireworks).

Musicians in June

June 7 - Jim Roeder
June 14 - Kevin Boyd
June 19 - Larry Lockwood
June 28 - Terry Stone

 
QC Comic Book Convention PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Alan Morton   
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 11:50

The Quad Cities Comic Book Convention will be held on Saturday June 7 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.

 
LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 05/23/2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber   
Friday, 23 May 2014 13:31

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

Beauti Control – Carissa Evans, Director – 1051 Emily Dr., Clinton, IA.  Providing in-home and in-office pampering and relaxation experiences with clinical strength and spa quality products. We come to your location or you can visit our Relaxation Room in Clinton, IA. Our products are results driven, blind tested (never on animals), and do what we say they will do, or we will want them back. Spa Facial is papaben free, gluten free, sulfate free, artificial dye and artificial fragrance free. Spa Party Themes include: Relaxation, Instant Face Lift, Tone Your Tummy, Pedi, Giam, Couples, Oxygen, Detox, Bridal, Baby and more. We put the Ahhhh in Spa! www.beautipage.com/carissaevans

Dennis and Trina Gendron are now the owners of McDonald’s in LeClaire!  Congratulations, and welcome!

Nathan and Elyce Billany are new to LeClaire and have joined as individuals!  Welcome!

 

CALENDAR

May 23rd - Wide River Winery LeClaire – Music on the Mississippi Olivia Dvorak, 5-8 p.m.

May 23rd – Bierstube - Live Music The Old 57's 9pm-1am

May 24th – Bierstube Karaoke 9pm-1am

May 26th – Faithful Pilot Closed for Memorial Day

 

May 27th - The Riverboat Twilight will begin the 2014 Cruise Season. Cruises will depart every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday through the end of October.

May 30th - Wide River Winery LeClaire – Music on the Mississippi Pieces of Candy, 5-8 p.m.

May 30th - Bierstube Karaoke 9pm-1am

Save the Date

 

June 1st - Asbury Methodist Church "WORSHIP IN THE PARK" and Potluck Service 10:30 a.m.   The service will be held at Veterans Memorial Park Bandshell, 1645 23rd St., Bettendorf, followed by a potluck picnic with sliced ham provided. Please bring a dish to share and your own table service, drink & lawn chair.

 

June 5th - LeClaire Community Library - Children’s Musician Steve Couch - “Amazing You and Your Body Show” 11am. Interactive TV sing all about the human body in this fun, educational show!

 

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

Mississippi River Distilling Company – Food and Spirit Tastings and Strawberry Vodka is back!  www.mrdistilling.com

Wide River Winery – Wine and Music on the Mississippi – Live Music, Whoozdads? - 5-8 p.m. - www.wideriverwinery.com

Aunt Hattie’s – Come in for a treat!

Razzleberries – Booze Cake while it lasts!

Bierstube - Karaoke - 9pm-1am

Restaurants and several shops will be open late!

June 6th-7th – LeClaire City Wide Garage Sales – email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to http://www.visitleclaire.com/garage_sale_signup.htm by May 23 to sign up.

June 6th-7th – Princeton City Wide Garage Sales The Princeton Community Center will rent tables for $5 as a fundraiser, and the Center will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.  For reservations and set-up information, contact Pam O’Polka at 563-289-4612.

June 7th - See “FROZEN” at Zion Lutheran Church, Princeton 7:30pm on the back lot. Bring chairs and/or blankets. Dress in costume! Hotdogs, popcorn and of course “Frozen” ice cream from Big Dave & Holly’s!

 

June 15th – Bier Stube – Fathers’ Day Brunch – 10am-1pm

June 10th – LeClaire Community Library - Grout Museum Presents Largest Chemistry See this Guinness World-Record breaking program with the largest chemistry demonstration. The fun starts at 2 pm

June 10th – Chamber Networking Event - Go Fish, Princeton 5:30-7pm – Everyone Welcome!

 

June 12th – LeClaire Community Library - Snakes Alive! Tom Kessenich stops by with this fun, open-house style program showcasing all sorts of creepy crawlies and one very large alligator. Starts at 2 p.m.

June 13th - Wide River Winery LeClaire – Music on the Mississippi Lindgren and Lewis - 5-8 p.m.

June 16th - Economic Development Meeting – LeClaire City Hall – 8:00 a.m.

 

June 18th – LeClaire Community Library - Illustrator Tim Read Tim Read is an established cartoonist, illustrator, and children’s author. His program is highly engaging, funny, and appeals to a wide range audience – Starts at 2 p.m.

 

June 20th - Wide River Winery LeClaire – Music on the Mississippi The Ripplers - 5-8 p.m.

June 21st – Buffalo Bill Museum - Annual John Boesch Memorial Golf Outing 8 a.m. Clinic with Golf Pro Matt Boesch. Shotgun Start 9 a.m. Olathea Golf Course, LeClaire IA.  $65/person, includes cart and lunch. Hole prizes, Silent Auction. Don't golf? Join us for lunch $7! Call the museum today to reserve your place in this annual fundraiser! 563-289-5580.

June 21st – 129 – Live Music Adam Schmidt – 8-11 p.m.

June 27th - Wide River Winery LeClaire – Music on the Mississippi Broken Strings - 5-8 p.m.

June 27th – 129 – Live Music Jason Karl – 8-11 p.m.

June 28th – Go Fish will hand out awards for a Golf Outing/Princeton Days fundraiser held 9a.m.-4p.m. that day. Contact Deb at 563-289-9030 for more information.

June 30th - Happy Birthday, LeClaire Community Library! What better way to celebrate LeClaire Library’s 10th Birthday with a magic show, balloon animals, and cake? Join us at 2pm for all the fun!

FYI

The LeClaire Community Library has a LOT going on! Contact LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin Street, LeClaire, IA 52753, (563)289-6002 or visit http://www.leclaire.lib.ia.us for more information!

The LeClaire Tourism Board is now seeking applications for individuals interested in filling an upcoming vacancy on the Tourism Board representing retail. Board applications are available at City Hall during regular business hours or may be downloaded from the City’s website (home page, left-hand side). For this upcoming vacancy consideration, completed applications and any accompanying information must be received at City Hall no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014. Any and all applications timely received will be reviewed by the Board and a decision will be made on June 2, 2014. Board position to begin on July 1, 2014. If anyone has any questions or if you need further information, please feel free to contact Cindy Bruhn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.

The Riverboat Twilight will begin the 2014 Cruise Season May 27th.  Cruises will depart every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday through the end of October.  It is with honor and pleasure that the Twilight has called LeClaire her home port for the past 27 years.  Over the years we have had the unique opportunity of introducing 140,000 plus visitors to the many wonderful shops, restaurants and attractions the City of LeClaire has to offer. We look forward to another successful season.

Riverbend Signworks The latest version of The Updater (by the Riverbend Business Strategists) is now published.  This edition is all about FEEDBACK.

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August 10th – LeClaire Community Night, Modern Woodman Ball Park. Game time 5:00pm, River Bandits/Beloit Snappers. Mayor Bob Scannell will throw first pitch! A night to celebrate businesses and folks of Leclaire. Awards or special on-field recognition can be done followed by short video on mega-tron highlighting special places and faces in LeClaire filmed the week before. Businesses or groups interested in participating may contact Amanda Henzen, Account Executive and Director of Merchandise 563.333.2729 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.

PROPERTY LISTINGS

Commercial Property Available - 1295 and 1297 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

Commercial Space for Sale or Lease/Purchase – 204 Jones St. - Call 563-370-2386 for more information. Will show by appointment. Commercially zoned only.

For Rent - Fully furnished 2 bedroom apartment located in beautiful downtown LeClaire, Iowa. This is a 2nd floor apartment in a duplex style building. Apartment is located in a very nice quiet neighborhood with a gorgeous view of the beautiful Mississippi River just steps from the popular downtown shops, dining and nightlife. Perfect for single person or couple, absolutely no pets or smoking. Apartment has all newer appliances including washer and dryer and is fully furnished with all furniture, linens, pots and pans and dishes. Rent also includes all utilities. Perfect for executives, couples in transition or seasonal travelers. Available June 15th. No lease required. Rent is $950.00 per month and that includes all utilities and furnishings. Call Heidi at 563-320-6263.

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 – Farmer’s Market - Every Saturday, 3-6 p.m. on the LeClaire Levee

June 6-7 - City Wide Garage Sales

June 14 - Cars & Coffee on the Levee, 8-10 a.m. All makes, models & years welcome!

June 21 – Buffalo Bill Museum Golf Outing – Olathea Golf Course

August 2 – 27th Annual Heartland British Auto Fest

August 7-9 - Tug Fest

October 5th – Bierstube - Dogtoberfest

October 12- Apple Fest

December - Christmas in LeClaire

Chamber Networking Events

June 10th - Go Fish – evening 5:30-7pm

July 8th - Big Dave and Holly’s – lunch - noon

August 12th - McDonald’s – breakfast 8:00am

September 9th – Steventon’s – evening 5:30 -7pm

October 14th - Faithful Pilot – lunch- noon

November 11th - Bier Stube – lunch - noon

December 9th - Subway – lunch - noon

 
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