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2014 College Invitational PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Natalie Dunlop   
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 10:30

Davenport, Iowa (November 4, 2014) – The seventh annual College Invitational will open at the Figge Art Museum on Saturday in the Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery.

 

The exhibition features 60 works of art by college students from nine area colleges and universities, including Ashford University, Augustana College, Black Hawk College, Knox College, Monmouth College, Scott Community College, St. Ambrose University, Western Illinois University and University of Iowa.

 

From Ink, collage, stoneware clay and etching to digital illustration, watercolor, silkscreen and found materials – a wide variety of techniques are used in the artwork on display.

 

Art professors from each of the participating colleges were tasked with making a selection of the top works from their school. Those selections are the framework for the 2014 College Invitational.

 

“The talent and creativity at campuses throughout the region is remarkable,” said Director of Education Melissa Mohr. “Each year the artwork submitted continues to impress and is truly a testament to the positive influence arts education is having on today’s youth.”

 

Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Barbara Leidenfrost in loving memory of her husband, Oscar, the Figge will award cash prizes for first, second and third place winners. Those winners will be selected by a panel of judges comprised of local artists.

 

A closing reception and awards ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 5, 2015. This event is free and open to all.

 

The 2014 College Invitational exhibition will be on display through February 8, 2015.


About the Figge Art Museum

The Figge Art Museum is located on the riverfront in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays 12-5 p.m. Thursdays the museum is open until 9 p.m. Admission to the museum and tour is $7. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members and free to all on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit www.figgeartmuseum.org.

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iWireless Center Christmas Tree Arrives Today PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Stephani Nagle   
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 10:04

The iWireless Center's annual Christmas tree is scheduled to arrive today at approximately 10:15 am

The tree is being donated by Rick and Teresa Holmquist of Moline. The tree is approximately 55 feet tall and is a blue spruce but will likely be cut down to 35-40 feet.  Media is invited and encouraged to attend as the tree is raised.

This holiday display has become a tradition in downtown Moline. The tree will contain approximately 30,000 lights and be lit on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at the annual Lighting on the Commons ceremony to be held from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. on the John Deere Commons.

Following the Lighting patrons are encouraged to stick around as the Quad City Mallards battle Rapid City at 7:00 pm at the iWireless Center. Families who attend the Lighting on the Commons will be able to get a free kids ticket for every adult ticket they purchase to the November 22 game.

Additional information about Lighting on the Commons is available at www.lightingonthecommons.com, and tickets are available for the Quad City Mallards game at The iWireless Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

 

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Taco Dinner at the Solid Rock Cafe this Friday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ginger Busby   
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 16:36

Come join us on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 4pm until 7pm for a Taco Dinner at the Solid Rock Cafe, 1411 Brady St, Davenport. (Entrance to parking lot is on 14th St, just east of Brady St.)

Cost is $8.00 per plate, served with your choice of lemonade or iced tea. All meals include 3 tacos, rice and beans.

Our barista drinks and fresh fruit smoothies will be available at $3.00 each.

There will also be music for your soul! 

For more information, please call 563-323-5295 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text87670 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

You can also visit www.thecenter-davenport.com to learn more about our mission here in our community.

 
Explore the History of Native American Tribes, Rock Island Arsenal Guards and Black Hawk Park, at Rock Island Library in November and December PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Monday, 03 November 2014 13:31
Rock Island, IL: Rock Island Public Library will offer three free local history presentations at its Main Library location in November and December, providing guests a chance to learn about the Sauk and Meskwaki tribes, the experiences of African-American guards at the Rock Island Arsenal's Confederate prison camp, and the history of Black Hawk State Park.
The following programs are in the Community Room of the Main Library at 401 19th Street. Free parking is available in the library's 20th Street lot.
Tuesday, Nov. 18, Sauk and Meskwaki Tribes of the Quad Cities, 1:30 pm, Community Room of Main Library. Beth Carvey, of the Black Hawk State Park Museum, will present on the Sauk (Sac) and Meskwaki tribes, both indigenous to the Quad City area.
Wednesday, Nov. 19: Confederate Prisoners–African-American Guards, 6:00 pm, Community Room of the Rock Island Public Library Virgil Mayberry, local historian and artifact collector, presents on the 108th Colored infantry, a Kentucky regiment of black soldiers who served as guards at the Rock Island Arsenal's Confederate prison compound during the American Civil War.  The camp  opened in December 1863 and continued until July 1865. Given the situation, tensions and resentments were certainly inevitable. Find out how it all worked out with this free talk.
Wednesday, Dec. 10, History of Black Hawk State Park, 1:00 pm, Main Library. Beth Carvey, of the Black Hawk State Park will present on the history of the amusement park and the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps at Black Hawk park, as well as more recent information on the new exhibit at the park's museum and on the park's natural areas and trails.
All of these events all free and open to the public. For more events at Rock Island Public Libraries, visit the library website at www.rockislandlibrary.org, follow the library on Facebook or Twitter, or call 309-732-READ (7323.)
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Founded in 1872, the Rock Island Public Library serves the area through three locations, which include the Main, 30/31 and Southwest Branches, community outreach efforts, and online opportunities that provide resources to enhance personal achievement and stimulate the imagination.

 
LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements Oct 31, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Friday, 31 October 2014 15:33

ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 10/31/2014

 

CHAMBER NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 2014!

The December 2014 Chamber Newsletter will soon be in production to be delivered to Every Business and Home within the 52753 zipcode before Thanksgiving! Over 2500 recipients!

Advertising rates remain: 1/8 page: $75; ¼ page: $100; ½ page: $125; full page: $250. Just send your ad information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and we will forward it on to House of Print for you. Many of you signed up for each 2014 1/4ly issue and will get your 10% discount and may update your ad for December! Please let us know if you want changes to the ad you ran in September, 2014, or confirm you would like the same ad. No cost assistance in developing an advertisement is available through House of Print. If you would rather work with House of Print directly, send your ad to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and please copy This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Deadline November 7th, 5:00 p.m. Chamber Members - Get the word out about your business or events and be ready for the Holidays!!

RIBBON CUTTINGS!

November 7th – Jones Street Java House 9:00 a.m. Come help us celebrate the opening of the Java House and enjoy wonderful pastries, coffees, lattes and more! 204 Jones St., LeClaire.

November 20th – El Rio Spa and Wellness 2 p.m. 1000 Stagecoach Trail - Fitness and Wellness Classes including Yoga, PiYo and Zumba, Spa Services for women and for men, Spa Café.  Come see the beautiful new facilities! www.elriospa.com

 

CALENDAR

 

October 31st – Dwellings - Halloween and Fall Décor Sale! Final day before closing to decorate for the Holidays! Dwellings will be closed November 1-7 to make room for new Holiday Décor. Will reopen and be open late for First Friday, November 7th.

 

October 31st – Wide River Winery – Live Music 5-8p.m. Travis Hosette

October 31st – Trick or Treat!  LeClaire 6-8p.m.

November 1st - First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire – Egg Rolls and Enchiladas 10:45a.m. (across from Bridgeview Elementary School) Egg Rolls, $1 each - Enchiladas, 3 for $6.  Profits will go to our Mission Committee who will be preparing food baskets for those in need at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

November 6th - The Crane & Pelican Sliders & Suds 5-9pm. Every Thursday night - 3 gourmet sliders and hand-cut chips for $10 and 3 8oz sample pours of delicious beers for $5.The slider and beer menu will change monthly and will be posted at www.craneandpelican.com

November 7th – Jones Street Java House Ribbon Cutting 9a.m. Come help us celebrate the opening of the Jones Street Java House and enjoy wonderful pastries, coffees, lattes and more! 204 Jones St., LeClaire.

November 7th – First Friday in LeClaire 5-8p.m.

Mississippi River Distilling Company Food and Spirit Tastings www.mrdistilling.com

Wide River Winery - Serving award winning locally made wines.  www.wideriverwinery.com

Dwellings – Reopen for the Holidays!

Restaurants and several shops will be open late!

 

November 11th - “Coffee and Conversation” Princeton Community Center Free event Veteran’s Day, 8 -10a.m. Board members will welcome all residents of Princeton and surrounding communities to join them for free coffee and good conversation. Princeton Police will give a ten minute report of safety issues in our local community. The Community Center Board encourages everyone to take a few minutes to honor our Veteran’s with your friends and neighbors at the Princeton Community Center “Coffee and Conversation”. The Princeton Community Center, also known as the Boll's Building, was built in 1908 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

November 15th - Zion Lutheran Church, Princeton - 10th annual Harvest Feast Celebration 4:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Dinner features all homemade menu of beef stew, apple sauce, breads, pies and a variety of desserts and drinks. Cost is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children ages 5 to 10. Children under 4 are free. Silent auction, free wine tasting, live auction at 6 p.m., and children’s activities.

November 17th – Economic Development Meeting LeClaire City Hall – 8.a.m.

November 19th - Funding your Paycheck in Retirement - Charles Schwab Davenport Branch, 5345 Elmore Avenue #300 Davenport, IA Presented by Eric Johannes CFP - 10 a.m. Reservations online schwab.com/davenport or call 563-275-3663.

November 20th – El Rio Spa and Wellness Ribbon Cutting 2 p.m -1000 Stagecoach Road - Fitness and Wellness Classes including Yoga, PiYo and Zumba, Spa Services for women and for men, Spa Café.  Come see the beautiful new facilities! www.elriospa.com

November 23rd – LIC Christmas Tree Ornament Deadline LeClaire Information Center will have one large Christmas tree again this year. If you would like to provide a Christmas ornament (it can advertise your business), please drop off the ornament and $5 no later than Sunday, November 23rd. The money will be donated to the Emergency Fund that the Christmas in LeClaire committee has established to aid LeClaire residents in need.

November 29th – Small Business Saturday! Shop, Eat, Relax and Enjoy the Day in LeClaire!!!

 

SAVE THE DATE

 

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

 

December 5th-7th – Christmas in LeClaire!

Friday, Dec. 5, 10am-8pm. Craft bazaars, bake sales, silent auction. 5:30-8pm First Friday food, drink, and shopping specials at participating businesses.

Saturday, Dec. 6, 10am-8pm. Breakfast with Santa from 8-10am. Santa’s Playhouse noon-3pm. Free trolley rides, craft bazaars, bake sales, chainsaw carver, old-time craft demonstrations, Santas from Around the World, musicians, and carolers. 5:30-8pm First Saturday (similar to First Friday).

Sunday, Dec. 7, 10am-4pm. Crafts and silent auction at the Civic Center. Free trolley rides, craft bazaars, bake sales, and chainsaw carvings will be auctioned off.

Great Christmas shopping and dining at local shops and restaurants!

For more information, contact Diane at 563-370-3509.

December 17th - Exchange Traded  Funds  Explained - Charles Schwab Davenport Branch, 5345 Elmore Avenue #300 Davenport, IA Presented by Eric Johannes CFP - 10 a.m. Reservations online schwab.com/davenport or call 563-275-3663.

FYI

 

The Crane & Pelican will be featuring a special Sliders & Suds menu on Thursday nights from 5pm-9pm. Every Thursday night you can come get 3 gourmet sliders and hand-cut chips for $10 and 3 8oz sample pours of our delicious beers for $5.The menu will change monthly and will be posted at www.craneandpelican.com

 

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, 8a.m. at LeClaire City Hall. The October meeting will be held, however, on October 22nd.

SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND

 

The Lions Club of LeClaire is involved in many various community improvement projects and programs. The Club has made donations to the LeClaire Police Department, LeClaire and Princeton Fire Departments, LeClaire Library, Levee improvements, Parks and Recreation, and more, and they provide a $1,000 college scholarship to a local Pleasant Valley high school student every year. They have offered financial support for the Freedom Rock project. They also assist those in the community in need of glasses and hearing aids.  If you are interested in membership with the LeClaire Lions Club, please contact any member listed on our roster at www.iowalions.org/cgi-bin/clubrosterlist.pl?207 They are probably people you know in our community right now!

Ascentra Credit Union is honoring former CEO Paul Lensmeyer by establishing the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation, a fund within the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend.  Paul Lensmeyer was more than the President & CEO; he was a charismatic leader, a friend to many and an astute businessman who spent his life giving to others.  He was the heart of the organization for over 20 years and created a culture dedicated to giving back and community service.

Riverbend Signworks is holding a banner contest for non-profits, charitable and other worthy organizations.  Free Banner to the group selected!!! http://riverbendsignworks.com/giveaway/

LeClaire Community Library SHIIP Medicare Enrollment Assistance. A representative from SHIIP will be here November 4th and November 18th from 12-3pm to answer any questions community-area seniors may have regarding Open Enrollment for Medicare. SHIIP is a service of the State of Iowa. All services are free, confidential and objective.

First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire Men’s group Saturday at 7:30 am at church; there are donuts, coffee, discussion and Bible Study, plus really great guys! What more could you ask?

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.

PROPERTY LISTINGS

Commercial Property for Sale 613-617 N Cody Road, LeClaire IA 52753. Description: 0.64 acres of development land available on Cody Road.  This “ready to build” property is located on a high ground lot with an exceptional view of the river.  Possibility for a dock installation with city inceptives possible.  Land could be developed for multi-family, condo, possible office or mixed use.  For more information, please contact Jeff R. Heuer, NAI Ruhl Commercial Company, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Office: 563-355-4000, Direct: 563-823-5107. Website Link for More Information:  http://www.ruhlcommercial.com/Page/Property.aspx?mls=7030973

Commercial Property for Sale Cody Road, LeClaire IA 52753. Description: Price recently reduced on this great Riverfront Development opportunity located on the main shopping corridor in downtown LeClaire.  Strong market for retail and apartments or condominiums.  Lot totals 0.28 acres (180’ X 70’).  For more information, please contact John G. Ruhl, NAI Ruhl Commercial Company, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Office: 563-355-4000, Direct: 563-823-5126. Website Link for More Information: http://www.ruhlcommercial.com/Page/Property.aspx?mls=7031174

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

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!

October 31 – Trick or Treat – 6-8p.m.

November 7 – First Friday in LeClaire

December 5 – First Friday in LeClaire

December 5-7 - Christmas in LeClaire

 

Chamber Networking Events – Everyone Welcome!

November 11th - Bier Stube – lunch - noon

December 9th - Subway – lunch - noon

 
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