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Quad Cities Night to Honor Israel PDF Print E-mail
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Written by New Anthem   
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 08:33

7:00 pm Thursday, October 23rd

Heritage Church, 4801 - 44th Street, Rock Island, Illinois 61201


Keynote Speaker: Irving Roth

Director of the Holocaust Resource Center at the Temple Judea of Manhasset, New York, and is the former education director of the Holocaust Memorial and Education Center of Nassau County.


Guest Speaker: Pastor Lyndon Allen

Lyndon Allen serves as CUFI’s Central Regional Coordinator. He is the pastor of Woodmont Bible Church in Nashville, Tennessee.

Guest Speaker: Ali Stern

She received her Bachelors degree in Sociology and Near Eastern Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. In 2008, Stern moved to Israel to attend the Pardes Institute for Judaic Studies. Stern received her Master degree in Community Leadership and Philanthropy Studies from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Guest Speaker: Jessica Marzucco

Jessica Marzucco works with CUFI on Campus’s outreach in American universities and colleges as well as in CUFI’s National office where she helps create resources and programming for the students.

Freight House Farmers' Market News October 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Freight House Farmers' Market   
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 08:25

Fall is here, with all that great produce. Many Vendors still have great summer items as well as fall fruits and vegetables, some also have winter squashes and root vegetables.  Its a great time to come to the Market.

You might find something new at the market.  Tons of fresh fruits and vegetables right from the grower to your table!  Be sure to ask the vendor on the proper way to prepare it if you are unfamiliar.  Enjoy!

We have an exciting October lined up for you.

October 4 - Fat Fingers Jim Robinson 10 - noon

A leaf rubbing activity is planned for the children on the patio.
October 11 - Kevin Boyd 10 - Noon
October 18 - Frankie Joe Wilderman
Genesis Hospital will be presenting a program "Shop your local farmers market and prevent cancer!" on stage with lots of activities for kids and adults. Games will be played and prizes will be awarded.
Petting Zoo will also be at the Market.
October 25 - The Market celebrates Halloween! Come dressed in costume. Vendors will have treats; children can paint pumpkins free of charge and there will be a Halloween parade for those in costume throughout the Market beginning at 10:00!

Batter Up! Hometown Teams Pitches a Program on Three I League Baseball next Tuesday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Monday, 06 October 2014 10:25

Rock Island, IL: Before the Quad City River Bandits, local baseball fans filled the stands at Douglas Park, Browning Field, and what was then Davenport's Municipal Stadium to catch games by the Rock Island Islanders, Moline Plow Boys, and a host of Davenport teams.

Historian Bill Kemp will field a talk on the history of the Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League, also known as the Three-I, or even the Three-Eye League, at 6:00 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. His "Batter Up: Three-I League and Professional Baseball, 1901-1961" presentation is part of the library's Smithsonian Hometown Teams project.

Kemp, a librarian and archivist with the McLean County Museum of History in Bloomington, has researched and written on the Three I League for 15 years.  He has a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Illinois Springfield and a master’s in history from Illinois State University. Since late 2005, Kemp has written a weekly local history feature in the Sunday Pantagraph, Bloomington’s longtime daily newspaper.

The program is free and open to the public. Local exhibits on baseball at Douglas Park and the Rock Island Islanders are also available for viewing at the Rock Island Main Library. Additional baseball exhibits in the community include a display on noted American League player William "Baby Doll" Jacobson at the Rock Island Historical Society and professional baseball memorabilia at The Karpeles Museum, in Rock Island.

The Rock Island Main Library will house the Smithsonian "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America" exhibit until Saturday, Oct. 25. Offered in collaboration with the Illinois Humanities Council, the Smithsonian exhibit covers how sports shapes our lives, unites us, and celebrates who we are as Americans. Highly interactive exhibit sections encourage visitors to reflect on their own experiences. Local exhibits include memorabilia loaned by local residents, and panels on the Rock Island Independents football team, the Tri-Cities Blackhawks, Illinois high school and college teams and historic stadiums and fields.

Additional programs in the series include:

Tuesday, Oct. 14:Classic Arena, Big Time Basketball: Tri-City Blackhawks of the NBA. 6:30 pm, Rock Island Main Library. Prof. Curtis C. Roseman presents on the history of the Tri-Cities Blackhawks team of Moline, a charter member of the National Basketball Association.

Thursday, Oct. 16: Rock Island: Center of the Softball Sixties, 6:00 pm, Rock Island Main Library. Historian and lifelong softball fan Tom McKay presents on the teams, players, and organizational efforts that made Rock Island a center of fast-pitch softball for nearly a decade.

Monday, Oct. 20: Girls Got Game: Title IX & New Opportunities for Women, 6:00 pm, Rock Island Main Library. Dr. Jane Simonsen of Augustana College leads a panel discussion on the historic act that changed America forever, with remarks by Quad Citians who benefited from it first-hand.

Rock Island Library and the surrounding community were expressly chosen by the Illinois Humanities Council to host Hometown Teams as part of the Museum on Main Street program, which brings exhibitions and programs around the country. As the central host of Hometown Teams, Rock Island Library has also partnered with the Moline Public Library, the Rock Island County Historical Society, and the Karpeles Manuscript Museum to extend historical exhibits and programs to sites around the Illinois Quad Cities.

The exhibit's final Illinois stop after Rock Island is with the Friends of Hancock County, Carthage, IL, from Nov. 1 to Dec. 14.

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Exhibit Venue: Rock Island Main Library: 401 19th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201, 309-732-READ (7323), www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. Support for the Illinois Humanities Council provided by National Endowment for the Humanities and the Illinois General Assembly. Local sponsors include the Illinois Humanities Council, Rock Island Community Foundation, Modern Woodmen of America, Rock Island Public Library Foundation, and Sedona Staffing, along with media sponsorships from WHBF TV/CBS 4, Townsquare Media  (ESPN Quad Cities 93.5, The HAWK 104.9, 97X WXLP, and B100 ), Mickle Communications, The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus and the River Cities' Reader. In kind support has been received from Bill's Moving and Storage, Victory Enterprises, and Midwest Graphics Management.

Senior Star at Elmore Place Hosts Cars and Cupcake Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Christina L. Maggio-Kellerstrass   
Monday, 06 October 2014 10:16

An event for all ages is awaiting Quad Cities neighbors


DAVENPORT, IA (October 3, 2014) – Senior Star at Elmore Place is hosting a Cars and Cupcakes event from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 9 at 4500 Elmore Avenue.  Young and old alike are invited to a fun-filled event for all ages to view the QC Cruisers classic car show and enjoy tasty treats from Scratch Cupcake’s famous cupcake truck.

No RSVP’s are required so the more the merrier!

For more information about Senior Star at Elmore Place or to arrange a personal tour, call 563.484.5114 or visit the website at www.seniorstar.com

About Senior Star at Elmore Place

Senior Star at Elmore Place, a Senior Star community, features 236 modernly decorated apartments spanning across 20 acres of beautifully landscaped property with many customized amenities to offer its residents in three distinctive living experiences:  independent living, assisted living and memory care.  For more information visit www.seniorstar.com.


LeClaire Community Library Celebrates “National Friends of Libraries Week” with Proclamation and New Goal for the Green Tree Endowment Fund PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Christine Cournoyer   
Monday, 06 October 2014 10:13

October 19-25, 2014, is the 9th annual celebration of “National Friends of Libraries Week” making it a good time to publicly thank the Friends of the LeClaire Community Library who contribute so much of their time and talents to significantly enhance the services provided by the LeClaire Community Library.

The LeClaire Community Library opened its doors just over 10 years ago, in July 2004, but our Friends group began in 2001 with a small, but dedicated group of citizens that wanted to make sure that our new library was well-supported to cover the vast amounts of programming, services and media that support life-long learning in LeClaire and surrounding areas.  The Friends group sponsors the annual Spelling Bee, supports the Summer Reading Program, purchases books and other media materials, volunteers at events such as Storytime with Mrs. Claus, and they even pull weeds!

At the LeClaire City Council Meeting on Monday, October 6, 2014, Mayor Bob Scannell will read a proclamation stating that October 19-25, 2014 is Friends of Libraries week in LeClaire, Iowa. He will also thank the Friends of the Library for  all they do to make the library and community a better place to live and urge everyone to join the Friends of the LeClaire Community Library.

With this proclamation, the Friends of the LeClaire Community Library is kicking off a membership campaign to welcome new members to continue to advocate for the library and enhance services. For more information, please visit our library at 302 Wisconsin Street in LeClaire, online at www.leclairelibrary.org or by calling 563-289-4242 x4.

In addition, the LeClaire Community Library Green Tree Endowment Fund has set a new goal of growing the endowment from $42,000 to $100,000 by the end of 2015. When that goal is reached, the Endowment will be able to provide approximately $5,000 of financial support to the library every year, forever! That kind of annual support will provide the resources for life-ling learning and literacy for people of all ages in LeClaire and surrounding areas.

As the endowment grows, so does its capacity to enhance the experience that it provides. Priorities of the Green Tree Library Funds are to support:

  • Children’s Services
  • Teen Services
  • Technology
  • Library Improvements
  • Adult Programming and Services

Gifts may include cash pledges, gifts of appreciated stock, estate or insurance bequest, gift through an IRA or other retirement plan, or other planned gifts that can be given over time. All gifts of any amount are greatly appreciated and can be enhanced with the Endow Iowa Tax Credit program. Levels of support that will be recognized at the Library are:

  • Acorn: $25-$99;
  • Hickory: $100-$499
  • Birch: $500-$999
  • Maple: $1000-$4999
  • Oak: $5000-$9999
  • Elm: $10,000 and above.

To learn more about supporting the Green Tree Library Fund and the Endow Iowa Tax Credit program, please contact the Community Foundation at 563-326-2840 or at www.cfgrb.org. For more information about the LeClaire Community Library, call Library Director Jillian Aschliman at 563-289-4242x4 or visit www.leclairelibrary.org.

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