ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 02/14/2014
The LeClaire Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Award Winners for 2013, honored at the Annual Awards Dinner, February 1, 2014 at Davenport County Club:
Volunteer of the Year – Barry Long
Event of the Year – Iowa Tug Fest
Business Member of the Year – Mississippi River Distilling Company and Snap Fitness
Edward B. deSilva Leadership Award – Ryan Burchett and Terri Applegate
Pineapple Award for Outstanding Customer Service – Aunt Hattie’s Fanciful Emporium
Congratulations to all the Award Winners for 2013!!
We are also pleased to introduce the Chamber Board of Directors for 2014:
President – Mike Clingingsmith, PV Community Schools
Vice-President – Melody Oltmann, LeClaire First Presbyterian Church
Secretary – Dr. Crystal Buesing, Dr. Crystal’s Chiropractic Care
Treasurer – Andrew Arndt, Arndt Chiropractic Center, Inc.
KV Dahl – Dahl Ford Davenport
Dayle Hall – Moline Dispatch Publishing Co.
Jim Huiskamp – Blackhawk Bank and Trust
Debbie Mulvania – First Central State Bank
Vern Spring – Retired LeClaire Mayor
Time to Renew your LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Membership or Join for 2014! Go to www.leclairechamber.com to renew or join, or see the attached form to complete and return. Deadline to renew was February 1, 2014, so get your membership in! We will soon be adding new and renewed members, updating our Member Directory for the chamber website, the LeClaire Ap and the March Newsletter, and we want you on that list! Thank you for your membership!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Murfs Turf Derek Murphy, Owner. 23068 277th Ave., LeClaire, IA 52753 Rough and finish grading, sod and hydro-seeding, erosion control, landscaping, snow removal, light to medium dirt moving. 563-940-1501-
Barb Arland-Fye – Individual Membership – Welcome, Barb!
February 14th – LeClaire Community Library - Open Board Gaming School’s out on Feb. 14th, so head over to the library to play all your favorite board games. This all-ages program is from 1-3pm.
February 14th - Crane and Pelican Valentine’s Day Dinner – 3 seatings, 5pm - 7pm - 9pm $100 per couple. Call for Reservations: 563-289-8774
February 14th – Faithful Pilot Valentine’s Day Dinner – currently booked up - 2 seatings, 6 and 8:30 p.m. $60 per person, $35 wine pairing. No coupons or discounts.
February 14th – Go Fish Marina Bar and Grill – Cupid Can Kiss My (__) Party! 7 p.m. Drink specials and lots of fun!
February 15th – Go Fish Marina Bar and Grill – Love Party 7 p.m. - $15 Dinner Special. 10 oz. Smoked Prime Rib Dinner – includes mini-bakers and sautéed vegetables. Free bottle of Champagne with purchase of 2 Prime Rib Dinners! Drink Special – Chocolate Lovers Margarita! Live music by Chuck Murphy, 7-11 p.m.
February 15th – Faithful Pilot - 4 Course Menu $60.00 - no coupons or discounts. Seating available at 6:00 & 8:30 p.m.
February 17th - Buffalo Bill Museum Cleaning Day as in "tackle the last of the construction dust, move some exhibits, and make it sparkle!” 9am - 4pm If you have a little time to spare, want to join a fun work crew, enjoy refreshments, and see what's new up close, Join us! You don't have to be current member, current volunteer, or even let us know you're coming - just stop in!!
February 19th – Charles Schwab - ETF's Explained Want to fill gaps in your portfolio? Discover how exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can help. 2:00pm. Charles Schwab, Eric Johannes, 5345 Elmore Avenue #300, Davenport, IA 52807. Please R.S.V.P 563-275-3663
February 20th – LeClaire Community Library - Elephant and Piggy Party! Celebrate Mo Willems lovable characters with themed crafts and activities from 4-5pm. This program is best for grades Pre-K to 2nd.
February 20th – Faithful Pilot Last seating at 6:30 then closed for a private event.
February 22nd – Trivia at LeClaire Civic Center to benefit LeClaire Little League. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and Trivia will start at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person, 8 people per table maximum. You don’t have to be a genius! To reserve a table, call Vicky, 563-639-4611.
February 18th – Bunco at The LeClaire Civic Club 10am -12noon. $2/person, no reservation required. Coffee provided; soda $1. Please bring a snack food to share. Call 563-289-4458 for more information.
February 23rd - Buffalo Bill’s Birthday Party! The Buffalo Bill Museum in LeClaire invites the public to celebrate William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody's birthday from noon – 4 p.m. Born in LeClaire, IA on February 26th, 1846, he was a frontiersman, US Army Scout, and later a celebrity touring throughout the world with his “Wild West Congress.” He remains a favorite among generations, world-wide. Free admission, light refreshments, children's activities, and a visit from “Buffalo Bill” himself! No RSVP required!
February 23rd – Faithful Pilot Wine Tasting $15.00 3:00-5:00p.m
February 26th – Faithful Pilot - VINO VASO $40.00 per wine glass, includes, paint, wine glass (which you take home), one glass of free wine, and cheese, fruit and cracker tray. Make reservations on Vino Vaso's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/
February 27th – LeClaire Community Library - Spy Club Are you a master of disguise? Can you decode secret messages or enter a room undetected? Join us Feb. 27th from 4-5pm to sharpen you spy skills and learn some new tricks. This program is recommended for grades 3rd-5th.
February 28th through March1st - Buffalo Bill Museum Fundraiser YOUNKER'S Community Days 2014 Returns with more savings in the valuable coupon books! Available through the Buffalo Bill Museum (or online at www.communitydayevent.com). Each $5 booklet contains over $500 in coupon-savings, including a$10 coupon to use on an item of $10 or more; a shopping pass to save up to 25% off, shop online or at your local store; a30% off Early Bird Coupon valid BOTH DAYS until 1pm; and lots more! To purchase a booklet, visit the Buffalo Bill Museum by March 1st! Every $5 booklet purchased results in a $5 contribution to the museum, too! We appreciate your support!
February 28th – LeClaire Community Library - LEGO Club See what building challenge is in store for you on Friday, Feb. 28th from 3:30-4:30pm. This program meets the last Friday of every month and is recommended for ages 7 & up.
Save the Date
March 1st – Pub Rock Bingo! Fund Raiser for Freedom Rock, Coming to LeClaire as the Chosen Site for Scott County!! Event will be hosted by Cody Tucker of B100! Songs will be played and you identify the songs on bingo cards for prizes! Come dressed as your favorite rock star to win the Best Costume Prize! Purchase raffle tickets to win BIG prizes, including a $250 Harley Davidson Watch from Wieblers, or win big with our 50/50 raffle! Other prizes donated by Steventon’s, Faithful Pilot, Blue Iguana and more! Food and concessions will be available for purchase - BYOB. Freedom Rock t-shirts $10. LeClaire Rec Center, 429 N. 3rd St., LeClaire, IA. Doors open at 6p.m., event starts 7p.m. Space is limited and tickets are going fast! Go to Facebook: Freedom Rock Tour - Scott County Iowa or http://www.pubrockbingo.com/product-category/non-profit-events/freedom-rock-tour-scott-county-iowa/ for tickets and more information.
March 3rd – Penny Molumby, Style with PM Interiors, will be on Paula Sands Live! 3pm. During her segment, she will be talking about her March 8th shade repair class. She will also be demonstrating how viewers can recycle broken shade material and create exciting Spring Decor.
March 7th - Buffalo BIll Museum Grand Opening & Ribbon-Cutting 5 p.m. Come celebrate the museum's expanded facility during an Open House (4-7pm) and the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce's Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at 5pm. It will be a great start of "First Friday" in LeClaire!
March 7th – First Friday in LeClaire – 5-8pm
March 8th – Style with PM Interiors - Hunter Douglas Honeycomb Cellular Shade Repair Class The class will consist of learning how to remove a shades from the window, disassembling, restringing, and reassembling the cellular shade. The class will be held at: Style with PM Interiors, 1293 Eagle Ridge Road, LeClaire, Iowa, 2:30-4:00pm. Fee - $15.00. Class size is limited. For Reservations call 563-289-2330.
March 8th - LeClaire Recreation Family Night 4:00-6:30pm, $2 per person, 3 and under free. Concessions available. Open gym. Movie "ET" starts at 5 p.m. www.leclairereccenter.com
Join Celebration Belle for our 2014 Cruising Season beginning April 2nd – October 31st. Make reservations online at www.celebrationbelle.com or by calling 1-800-297-0034
Faithful Pilot Café Lunches Wednesday-Saturday 12-2 - Sammie of the Day, House made Soups, Salads, and Pasta!
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Winter Hours for the LeClaire Information Center Noon-3 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday. May be closed some days for inclement weather.
LeClaire Information Center Volunteers Needed! Please share your knowledge and love of LeClaire with our visitors! Contact Cindy Bruhn at
or 563-650-7963 to volunteer. The winter shifts are 1½ - 3 hours. You will be trained, and it is fun!
Commercial Space Available for Rent - 118 N. Cody Rd. Call 563-289-2525.
Commercial Property Available - 1295 and 1297 Eagle Ridge Road, LeClaire, Iowa. There are two in-line units available consisting of 2,160 sq. ft. each or 4,320 sq. ft. combined and suitable for either retail or office user. The location provides plenty of parking just off Highway 67/Cody Road with an overview of the Great River Road. It has excellent visibility with an elevated monument sign, and is located close to the first Iowa exit on I-80. Current co-tenants include Slagle Foods, Subway, First Central State Bank, and Style with PM Interiors. Please call: Mike Burke - Mel Foster Co.
, Mobile: 563-349-2705, Direct: 563-823-5272
Commercial Space for Rent – 204 Jones St. - Call 563-370-2386 for more information. Will show by appointment. Commercially zoned only. Lease with option to purchase.
Park Run Apartments/Newbury Living complex - 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Available - 1701 Iowa Drive, LeClaire, Iowa 52753. Washer & dryers in every unit along with all other appliances. Each apartment has either a balcony or a patio. Considerable storage in each 1 BR, 2 BR or 3 BR unit. Call (563) 289-5159 for a tour and more information today!
Do you have Residential or Commercial property available? If you own residential rental property or commercial property that is available for lease or sale in the greater LeClaire region, please contact the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce,
, with a property description, complete contact information including phone numbers and rental or purchase pricing. As a service to the community, we would like to have the information available so we can share the most up-to-date information on our website!
SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND
First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire 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 Events Coming Up!
April 5-6 - Girls Getaway Weekend
May 2-3 – French Market Days
May 3-4 – LeClaire Community Library Book Sale
June 7-8 - City Wide Garage Sales
LeClaire Community Library Events:
Storytime Hours: Every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm & Friday morning at 10:30am.
Just for Teens:
Service Hours: Looking for new opportunities to complete your service hour requirements? The library could always use some help! Students are invited to stop by the library as their schedule allows—no advance appointment is required—and we will put them to work! We try and be as flexible as possible—student volunteers can stay as long or as little as they are able to or comfortable with.
TAG: In March, the library will be starting up our very first Teen Advisory Group (TAG)! Join us for our first meeting on March 20th, from 4-5pm to learn how YOU can help the library staff develop services for young adults. By attending you can earn credit towards your services hours, and we serve snacks!
Events for Adults:
LeClaire Writer’s Group: every 2nd Saturday of each month from 10am-12pm. Join us in the fireplace room for peer review, to discuss writing, and meet other local authors!
Adult Book Discussion Group: For the month of February, we’ll be reading The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison. We’ll meet on Wednesday, Feb. 26th at 6:30 in the fireplace room to discuss. To see the rest of the Book Club picks for 2014, visit the Adult Events tab on our website here: http://www.leclaire.lib.ia.us/adultservices/programs