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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Thursday, 20 November 2014 16:40

MOLINE, Ill. (November 19, 2014) – Justin Fox- who also had an assist- capped off a late Quad City Mallard rally by scoring the tying goal with just 1:26 left in regulation and went on to score again in the shootout along with Mario Lamoureux- who also provided a goal in regulation- as the host Quad City Mallards (5-3-3) snatched a wild 4-3 shootout win over the Tulsa Oilers (6-4-2) Wednesday night.  With the victory the Mallards extended their regulation unbeaten streak to six games (3-0-3).

Fox and Lamoureux replied for the Mallards after Adam Pleskach gave the Oilers the jump by scoring in the opening round of the shootout.  Mallard goaltender Parker Milner- who made 22 saves in regulation and overtime- stonewalled the final four Tulsa shooters to clinch the win.

For the Mallards to even force the game to overtime and- as it proved- the shootout required a remarkable comeback from a 3-1 deficit in the dying moments of the third period.  Mallards coach Terry Ruskowski pulled Milner for an extra attacker with just under three minutes remaining and the move paid off almost immediately when Evan Haney cut the gap to 3-2 with a one timer from the right wing circle at 17:37 of the third.  Just 57 seconds later Fox followed up a Joe Perry rush to score the dramatic equalizer.

The Mallards' late outburst was actually the second rapid-fire offensive outbreak of the third.  Lamoureux evened the score at one from the slot at 3:10 with the first of three goals in a span of 47 seconds.  Unfortunately for the Mallards, it was the Oilers who ripped off the next two.  Jon Booras's wrist shot form the high slot put Tulsa back on top only 27 seconds after Lamoureux's goal.  A mere 20 seconds after that- at the 3:57 mark- Tommy Mele stretched the margin to two by firing the puck in under the crossbar.

The Oilers had first moved in front when Adam Pleskach broke a scoreless tie from the high slot at 8:41 of the second period.

Forward Antti Pusa returned to the lineup for the Mallards Wednesday night after missing five games while on the team's reserve list.  Pusa was activated yesterday while forward Logan Nelson was placed on reserve.

The Mallards next play at home Friday night at 7:05 p.m. against the Rapid City Rush.  Friday brings the return of $1 Dog/$1 Beer Night presented by 97X and MetroLINK.  Fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs and beers from iWireless Center concession stands during all Friday home games.  97X will follow in the spirit of the evening by presenting hot dog-themed intermission entertainment.

Single game tickets for all remaining Mallards regular season home games- including Friday’s tilt- are on sale now at the iWireless Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, and Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000.  The box office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.  Tickets are available for $10, $16, $20 and $28.

About the Quad City Mallards
A proud affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild and the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild, the Quad City Mallards are in the midst of their eighteenth season and their first in the ECHL.  One of the winningest teams in all of minor league hockey, the Mallards competed in the United Hockey League from 1995 through 2007; in the International Hockey League in 2009-10; and in the Central Hockey League from 2010 through 2014.  The Mallards’ proud history has seen them capture the UHL’s Colonial Cup Championship three times (1997, 1998, 2001) and secure that league’s Tarry Cup four times (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002) for the best overall regular season record.  In 2001, the Mallards made professional hockey history, recording their sixth consecutive season with 50 or more wins, a feat that has yet to be matched.  The iWireless Center provides a unique environment for hockey and features one-of-a-kind seating areas such as the Nest for groups and functions and the exclusive Drake Club.  For more information on the Quad City Mallards or for Mallards tickets go to  Fans can also follow the Mallards via Twitter at and on Facebook at

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East Moline Christmas Activities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Wagner   
Thursday, 20 November 2014 16:13
2014 Downtown East Moline Christmas Activities

December 2nd brings to Downtown East Moline its 4th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade.  At 6pm the lights are turned on and turned loose.  Heading east on 15th Avenue from 7th Street, the magic begins.

Events begin at 4pm on 15th Avenue from 7th Street east to 10th Street with Children’s Activities sponsored by Happy Joe’s-East Moline including two hunts, a Candy Cane Hunt and a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Hunt.  Make & Take Crafts added to the hunts will keep young ones occupied until the Parade begins.

The East Moline-Silvis Rotary Club Christmas Market will be open from 4-9pm in the former Manor House building at 834-15th Avenue.  Gifts, Christmas, and pet goodies will lead the offerings.

Frosty’s Chilly Supper sponsored by IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union and benefitting Black Hawk Area Education Center will be open from 4:30 until 8pm.  Smokey’s Country Diner Chilly and hot dogs will be available.  It is located in the American Legion.  An Ugly Sweater Contest will be held at 7:30.

Santa & Mrs. Claus, along with their spotted dog Sparky courtesy of the Davenport Fire Department, will greet children after the Parade in the Lobby of Triumph Community Bank.  A photo provided by Walgreens and a coloring book with an East Moline Christmas theme will be given to each child.

Wreathes decorated by East Moline City staff and elected officials will be on display at Triumph Community Bank from November 17th until December 2nd.  A silent auction will be conducted during this viewing period.

A benefactor of Main Street East Moline’s efforts this year is Operation: SANTA PAWS.  Donations of supplies and financial contributions to assist K9 Kindness Rescue and Quad City Animal Welfare Center will be collected at many drop off locations listed on our website,

This great community event is underwritten by the following generous sponsors in addition to those listed above: Senator Mike Jacobs, East Moline Glass, City of East Moline, WQAD Channel 8, Dispatch/Argus, Blackhawk Bank & Trust, Alderman Jeff Stulir, Van Hoe Funeral Home, Cattani Crane, Corrective
Chiropractic, Rep. Pat Verschoore, KVF Quad, Collison Repair Center, P.E. Potteramics, Quad City Marathon, and Rock Island County Auditor April Palmer.

For questions please contact:

Brian Wagner - 309-314-3730 Cell

Festival of Trees & Breakfast with Santa at the CCPA Saturday Nov 29 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by meg   
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:25



Holiday Kick-Off Celebration Also Features Breakfast with Santa


City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will host the 2014 Johnson County Festival of Trees on Saturday, November 29 beginning at 6:30pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th Street, Coralville.

This annual event features live and silent auctions of artistically decorated trees and wreaths created by local artists and organizations.  2014 donors include the City of Coralville, Cabinet Style, Karen Chappell,  Rick Crooks, Jan Finlayson Designs, Bret Gothe, Hands Jewelers, Harvest Oil, The Iowa Children’s Museum, David Lair, Lensing Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Liberty Iron Works, TheLuxeZone, MidWestOne Bank, New Song Episcopal Church, Nolte Academy, Northwest Mutual, Toyota/Scion of Iowa City, University of Iowa Community Credit Union, and Velvet Coat.

In addition to the auction, the event features heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and performances by City Circle, Nolte Academy, and boogie-woogie pianist Chase Garrett, and dancing onstage to Rod Pierson’s band.  The popular grab bags will again feature exciting prizes!

Tickets ($25 or 10 for $200) are available at, by phone at 319.248.9370, and in person at the CCPA box office and Coralville Recreation Center.

Breakfast with Santa
Families are invited to join Santa in the CCPA lobby for pancakes, fruit, juice, and coffee on the morning of November 29 at 9am or 10am.  Saint Nick’s helpers will have crafts, and each family will get to take a picture with Santa, which will be emailed the next day, perfect for holiday cards!

Tickets ($8) are available at, by phone at 319.248.9370, and in person at the CCPA box office and Coralville Recreation Center.

City Circle Acting Company is the community theater program of the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.  Since 1997, City Circle’s mission has been the production of high quality dramatic, musical, and performing art pieces for the enjoyment of the public.  Upcoming City Circle productions include A Year with Frog and Toad (December 12-21) Black Comedy and The Real Inspector Hound (February 13-15), and Into the Woods (April 24-May 3).

Owned and operated by the City of Coralville, the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts is dedicated to enriching the community and contributing to the vitality of Coralville by offering an accessible, affordable venue for a variety of performances, presentations, and public and private events.  The 472 seat theater opened August 26, 2011 and has hosted performances from City Circle Acting Company, Orchestra Iowa, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Dan Knight, Lola Astanova, Lorie Line, Judy Carmichael, Jim McDonough, Nolte Academy of Dance, and many others.  Coralville schools are also able to use the Center free of charge up to three times per year; 15 school events took place at the Center in the 2013-2014 school year. The Center was named 2012 Member of the Year by the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.


Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells Opens November 29 On the Old Creamery’s Main Stage PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lily Allen-Duenas   
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 14:53

The Old Creamery Theatre presents Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells, the 2014 holiday Theatre For Young Audiences show. Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells hits the Main Stage on November 29 and runs through December 13. Performances are on November 29 at 10:00 am and at 1:00 pm, December 6 and 13 at 10:00 am, and December 11 at 7:00 pm. Adapted by Allison Gregory from the book by Barbara Park.

It’s time for the holiday party and Secret Santa gift exchange in Junie B. Jones’ first grade classroom. But Junie can’t seem to find the spirit of giving anywhere. Find out what happens in this holiday treat for the entire family!

The cast includes Keegan Christopher, Katie Colletta, Joshua Jones, Natalie Schmit, Michael Sheridan, Hannah Spina, and Dion Stover. The director is Sean McCall.

Tickets are $9 and everyone gets the opportunity to meet the cast after the show! Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells is sponsored by Scheels and the media sponsor is 96.5 Kiss Country. Call the box office for tickets and information 319-622-6262 or visit us online at Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells is rated G.

The Old Creamery Theatre is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1971 in Garrison, Iowa. In 2014, the company is celebrating 43 years of bringing live, professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest.

Alexis Lotspeich helps present Pulitzer Prize-winning drama PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Laura Billingsley   
Monday, 17 November 2014 12:12

PELLA, (11/12/2014)(readMedia)-- Davenport native Alexis Lotspeich will perform in the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Rabbit Hole" at Central College. This funny and heartbreaking play delves into how people grieve through laughter, anger, tears and the gamut of human emotions. The story centers on Becca and Howie Corbett, who have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. "Rabbit Hole" charts the characters' bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places -- and a path that will lead them back into the light of day. The show runs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19-22 in Kruidenier Theatre at Central College.

Central College is a residential liberal arts college dedicated to the education of 1,500 undergraduate students. Founded in 1853, the college is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and NCAA Division III athletics. Central is a recognized leader in study abroad as a result of its international, residential programs. The college is located in Pella, Iowa, a thriving community of 10,000 two minutes from the state's largest lake and 40 minutes southeast of Des Moines. Learn more at

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