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Annual Spring Flea Market, Antique, and Collectible Show PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tom Callahan   
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 14:38
Make plans now to attend the Annual Spring Flea Market, Antique, and Collectible Show held on Sunday, April 28th at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Maquoketa, Iowa.

The show has been in existence for 26 years and is one of Iowa's largest shows with over 150 sellers both inside the Pearson Memorial Center and outside on the fairgrounds.

The hours of the show are from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  Admission is only $3, with anyone 10 years
and under free.  Parking is also free.  For buyers wanting to get an early start, early bird shoppers are welcome between the hours of 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM for an admission of $10 per person.

The Jackson County Fairgrounds is located at 1212 East Quarry Street on the far east side of
Maquoketa.  For more information on the show, please call 319-462-0135.

" Alternative Methods of Financial Exchange" April 18th. 2013. I.S.E. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 15 April 2013 15:05
"Alternative Methods of Financial Exchange."
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Independent Scholars Evenings.

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Independent Scholars Evenings. 7.00 p.m.
1530 Fifth Avenue. Moline. Illinois 309-762-9202 or 762-8547
Doors open at 6.30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Dress code: business casual.
Elevators are located through the 16th Street entrance. Please call. This door is closed after 7.00 p.m. for security reasons.
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, LTD is a 501(c)3 at State and Federal level organization under US laws since 1996.
Please visit www.qcinstitute.org to see our archives.

AMERICAN MIDWEST ART: Please visit the Phoenix Art Gallery, specializing in American Midwest Art.
Current show is the Art of  BILL MARSOUN  in the Phoenix and  Photography by
DARREN MILLER in the Dragon, adjacent to the Phoenix.
The jewelry of  KIRAN YARLA and ELSA ROMERO is available at The Artisan Adventure in the corner: the old Fannie May store.
Artist showing at the Moline Commercial Club on the 2nd floor and in the Artisan Adventure are:
ANNA ENGELBRECHT: Midwest scenes: photography, guache on canvas.
AMBER WILLIAMS: : mixed media Midwest scenes
EKKEHARD STOEVESAND: The Mississippi river in our area. Tractors. Oil on canvas. Genre: German Expressionist Abstract.
HUGH LIFSON: mixed media
ROBERT KAMECZURA: photography, ink and pencil on paper, and giclee.

The galleries will be open at 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, LTD is a 501(c)3 at State and Federal level organization under US laws since 1996. Please visit
www.qcinstitute.org to see our archives.

Contributions may be sent  to:
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.
1530 Fifth. Avenue. Moline. IL 61265

Moline Library Program: Gettysburg: One Woman’s War PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bob Conklin   
Monday, 15 April 2013 08:16
Michele LaRue, a professional performer appearing in period costume, will dramatically recite three stories from Elsie Singmaster’s 1913 collection, Gettysburg: Stories of the Red Harvest and the Aftermath centering on the imagined life of Mary Bowman, a Civil War widow at the Moline Public Library, 3210 41st Street on Saturday, May 4 at 2:30 P.M. in the meeting rooms.

Elsie Singmaster (1879-1958) was a gifted short story writer and author of 42 books.  Her numerous stories, mostly forgotten today, appeared regularly in American literary journals and popular magazines beginning in 1905 and ending in the early 1940's. Singmaster’s Gettysburg stories convey a powerful, personal sense of how war touches a life.

A native of Chicago, Michele LaRue earned her degree in Acting at the University of Kansas, and makes her home in New Jersey, just across the Hudson from the Great White Way. She has worked often with The East Lynne Company—uniquely founded to produce plays of the Long 19th Century—with which she began developing her own singular repertoire.

The program, sponsored by the Friends of the Moline Public Library, is open to all ages and free of charge. Please register at the 2nd floor Reference Desk, phone 309-524-2470, or Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



LeCLAIRE CHAMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 04/12/2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Monday, 15 April 2013 07:48


Staged Right Photography, LLC - Roger Anderson, 22760 282nd Avenue,  Le Claire, Iowa  52753, 563-468-7536. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.srp-leclaire.smugmug.com

Staged Right Photography, LLC provides photography services for events, portraits, weddings, commercial projects, and special projects.


April 13th – Zion Lutheran Church hosting Benefit for Norman Sawyer at Princeton, Iowa Fire Station Princeton. Dinner from 4:00 P.M to 7:00 P.M.. Live auction and entertainment to follow. Tickets are available at Iowa locations of the Blackhawk Bank and Trust. The cost is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 6 to 12 years old (5 and under free. life-long resident of Scott County, Norman has led an active farmer’s life raising beef cattle. Sawyer Beef is a staple at Davenport’s Farmer’s Freight House Market.  The family is actively involved in Zion Lutheran Church and the community of Princeton.   Norman graduated from North Scott in 1964 and Iowa State University in 1968.  He then served in the U. S. Navy.  On April 19, 2012, Norman broke his neck in a farm accident. He was airlifted to a neuro-trauma hospital in Rockford, Illinois.  In critical condition, Norman was paralyzed, on a ventilator and unable to speak or swallow. He had three surgeries to stabilize his neck. Norman spent six months undergoing intensive rehabilitation at the Minneapolis VA Spinal Cord Injury Center.   After a year of rehabilitation and recovery, Norman is finally returning to the family farm.  However, their home requires extensive renovations to be handicapped accessible:  ramps, wheelchair lift, handicapped bathroom, ceiling lift, etc.  The purpose of the benefit is to raise funds to help defray the cost of the renovations to the Sawyer home. Please join us on April 13 at the Princeton Fire Department.  Help us to help the Sawyer family .·www.facebook.com/NormanSawyerRoadToRecovery

April 15th - Economic Development Meeting – Great River Financial - 8 a.m.

Save the Date

May 3rd - First Friday, 5:30 - 8:00pm, Downtown LeClaire.

Food and Beverage Samples at Mississippi River Distilling Company www.mrdistilling.com 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Wine samples at Wide River Winery www.wideriverwinery.com

Restaurants and several other shops will be open late, too!

May 14 – Chamber Networking Event - Great River Financial – after hours.

May 17th-18th - French Market Days, 10:00am - 4:00pm LeClaire Passport Collecting - Pick up a LeClaire Passport from participating stores and the LeClaire Information Center. Each store will offer a different French stamp. A completed passport will qualify for one entry for a free drawing at the LeClaire Information Center (122 North Cody Road). Shoppers can collect stamps May 17th and 18th only. Other activities include a Jewelry Making Class, Wine Garden Event, Terrarium Class, Afternoon Tea, Glass Garden Crafts, Fashion Plate Pet Contest, Rue de Marche - Vendors on the Alley - furniture, crafters, antiques, Tour de LeClaire - Big Wheel races, Special Exhibit about Antoine LeClaire at the Buffalo Bill Museum, Parasol Art Contest, Plant Exchange, Library Book Sale, Build the Eiffel Tower and Market Bag Classes at Reusable Usables Creative Arts Center, and much more! *Activities subject to Change.


Grace Marine and Captain’s Quarters, a 3rd Generation Family Tradition boat dealer. We specialize in Crownline, Skeeter, Alumacraft, Manitou, Yamaha, and Mercury. We not only sell boats, but we also buy boats and repair boats. We now offer Pontoon, and Jet Ski rentals. We can be found at www.gracemarine.com, and also on Facebook.

“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!

(ext 1135) or email Cindy Bruhn, Tourism Manager, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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! The Buffalo Bill Museum offers admission discounts for group tours!   School groups, 4-H, fraternal and civic clubs, family reunions, etc. Call 563-289-4603 for more information and schedule a guided tour! Reservations are required and can be made months in advance! 

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

Chamber 2013 Networking Events – Everyone welcome to attend!

May 14 - Great River Financial – after hours

June 6 - Black Watch Room - after hours - 5-8pm (1st Thursday)

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 - Faithful Pilot - after hours -5-8pm

December 10 - Happy Joes - lunch -noon

January 14, 2014 - Sneaky Pete's - 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.

Trivia Nights in LeClaire at the LeClaire Civic Center

2013 Trivia Nights:

May 4 - LeClaire Lions

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

May 5 - Cinco de Mayo

May 17-18 - French Market Days

June 7-8 - LeClaire Garage Sale Days

June 21-22 - Girls’ Getaway Weekend – Details to come!!

July 1 – Friends of LeClaire – Library Open House

Summer - City-Wide Water Explosion (Hollyhock Park)

Summer - Bike Parade & Decorating

August 8-10 - Tug Fest – www.tugfest.com

October 6 – Dogtoberfest (rain date – Oct. 13)

October 13 - Apple Fest

October 24 - Hallowine

October 26 - Witches’ Walk

December 6-8 - Christmas in LeClaire

www.LeClaireChamber.com and visit the Chamber on FaceBook!

Award-Winning Poet in QC for Poetry Month PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brittany Marietta   
Friday, 12 April 2013 09:50

Rivermont is thrilled to welcome award-winning Chicago poet Elise Paschen to campus Friday, April 19th in celebration of Poetry Month.

Elise joins us for an entire day devoted to poetry, including:

  • 2 presentations by Elise Paschen for Rivermont students
  • Rebecca Wee, published poet and English Professor at Augustana, along with upper-level Augustana students, will lead activities including:
    • Interpreting famous authors through a pop-culture persona
    • Incorporating science terminology into poetry
    • Composing poetry in response to sounds – kazoos, ukulele, banjo
    • Exercises in renga, the paired exchange of Japanese tanka or haiku
  • Rivermont faculty-led poetry recitations and workshops
  • On-campus book sale hosted by Barnes & Noble
  • Book signing and reception on the South Patio of the Historic Bettendorf Mansion

Elise Paschen is the co-founder of Poetry in Motion, a nation-wide program which places poetry in subways and buses, putting “poetry at the crossroads of American life.”  She is the author of Bestiary, Infidelities (Winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize), and Houses: Coasts, as well as editor of The New York Times best-selling anthologies Poetry Speaks to Children and Poetry Speaks Who I Am.

For additional information on Elise Paschen, visit http://elisepaschen.com/

For additional information on Rivermont Collegiate, visit www.RivermontCollegiate.org

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