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Congressman Loebsack & Community come together to fill River Bend Food Bank PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Friday, 09 May 2014 08:04

Letter Carriers continue proud tradition of service to Quad Citians

Quad Cities, USA—On Saturday May 10th, members of the National Association of Letter Carriers from all across the country will be collecting sturdy bags of non-perishable food from front porches and mail boxes during the largest single day food drive in the world. In 2013, collections peaked over 74 million pounds. Locally, the haul was over 60,000lbs.

For 2014, the Quad City Federation of Labor, the United Way of the Quad Cities Area,  Loffredo Fresh Produce, Teamsters Local 371, Quad City letters carriers and postal workers, and countless volunteers will be working together to bring in a record haul of 100,000lbs of food. All of the food collected on Saturday will be donated to the River Bend Food Bank and subsequently distributed to thousands of families in need throughout the Quad Cities.

Congressman Dave Loebsack and Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba will be doing their part by joining with volunteers at the Downtown Davenport Post Office located at 933 W. 2nd St at 11:00am. Quad Citians are encouraged to follow in their example and volunteer a few hours of their time for this worthwhile cause, in addition to leaving a sturdy bag of non-perishable goods near their mailboxes on the morning of Saturday May 10th.

Anyone interested in volunteering can contact AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison, Joshua Schipp, at 309-738-6536. Volunteer information is listed below.

Volunteer Time Slots:



(or any amount of time between 12-6pm)


Moline Post Office – 514 17th Street

Rock Island Post Office – 2633 11th Street

Davenport Post Offices – 933 W 2nd St & 4018 Marquette St

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Written by Jennifer Christiansen   
Thursday, 08 May 2014 08:53
The Moline Public Library is pleased to present singer-songwriter Jake Bellows as he performs
music from his album New Ocean on Thursday, May 22 at 6:30 pm. This free performance is
sponsored by Friends of the Moline Public Library.
As frontman for Omaha-based indie band Neva Dinova, Jake Bellows has collaborated with
Conor Oberst and Bright Eyes, and has shared the stage with Stephen Malkmus, Rilo Kiley, and
Death Cab for Cutie. Paste Magazine praised New Ocean as a “screenshot of Bellows’ many
moods, made plain in equal measure by satisfyingly upbeat odes of longing, country-tinged
rockers, and pensive acoustic ballads.”
Official links for Jake Bellows:
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River City Radio Hour : May 16th. 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Thursday, 08 May 2014 08:30

Nashville Recording Artist Jason Parchert


" Owed to Kris:

A Tribute to the American Songwriter."

May 16th. 2014

" Songs by singer/songwriters across the music spectrum."

Moline Commercial Club

1530 Fifth Avenue, Moline, IL

Social Hour @ 5:30p.m.

Dinner @ 6:30p.m. • Show @ 7:30p.m.

The Moline Commercial Clubs’ Chef Joe Taylor will be serving a magnificent Gourmet International dinner

prior to the show, by reservation only. Please call 309-762-8547 to make reservation.

Elevator is at the16th Street entrance.

Tickets for Dinner & Show: $20.00/person

*This event is open to the public and the audience can attend the show without dinner.

Ticket for the show: $5.00

Priority seating is given to guests who make dinner reservations.

The Fantastic Anime Art of Mayli Grady, aka Koda-soda PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 08:26
Special event: 
May 29th. 2014:
The Fantastic Anime Art of Mayli Grady, aka Koda-Soda
Independent Scholars Evenings.
7:00 p.m.
Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue. Moline

Sixteen year old Mayli Grady, a student at Davenport West High School, is the recent 3rd place Iowa state finalist in the US Fish and Wildlife duck stamp drawing competition.

She is an active online art collaborator on DeviantArt.com, known as Koda-soda, with over 155,000 page hits and 5,000 followers to date. Her art style of anime, manga and animated gifs, reflect a new international generation of young 21st century artists that know no borders. Mayli and her primary collaborator artist friend in Florida, Nikmat, collaborate daily on a comic book adventure series which they hope to publish some day.

As a baby and toddler, Mayli lived three of her first four years with her family in Indonesia. She brought her eclectic, often fantastic Asian art style back with her. She lives with her parents, Michael and Lina Grady, both Independent Scholar presenters, and her sisters, Carissa 20, and Carina 17.
Doors will be open at 6:30 p.m.
We continue to meet on the 2nd. Floor of the Moline Commercial Club.
The event is free and open to all.
Light snacks and wine, and beverages are provided.
A cash bar is available.
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Volunteer Rocognition Dinner PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Pamela Bennett   
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 14:12

On May 6th starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Rogalski Center at St. Ambrose University, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting its 8th Annual Volunteer Recognition dinner. The theme of this year’s recognition dinner is “Volunteers are the Key”.

This dinner is held to recognize the work of those individuals who provide programming services to inmates in the Scott County Jail.

Programs in the Jail range from faith based, Center for Alcohol Services, G.E.D., anger management, life skills and occupational skills.

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