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New Quad Cities Poet Laureate Crowned PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 April 2008 01:57

Dale Haake of Davenport is the fourth Quad City Poet Laureate, joining former laureates Dick Stahl, Rebecca Wee, and Kathleen Lawless Cox. The new Quad City Poet Laureate will officially begin his two-year term on Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Quad City Arts Center, 1715 Second Avenue in Rock Island. There, Haake will be formally introduced to the public and will give a reading of his work. The event is free and open to the public, and will be happening in conjunction with National Poetry Month.


Project NOW Receives Weatherizing Grant PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 April 2008 01:49

Project NOW Incorporated has received an Energy Conservation Home Repair Grant to assist homeowners within a targeted area of Silvis with weatherization. The targeted area encompasses Second/Hero Street to Eighth Street and First Avenue to Second Avenue C. Qualified homeowners will receive assistance with home repairs including furnace work, attic and wall insulation, door and window repair or replacement, water-heater replacement, small plumbing and electrical measures, and minor siding repair. Interested applicants should contact the weatherization department at (309) 793-6391.


Edgerton Opens Women’s Health Center PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 April 2008 02:05

Edgerton Women's Health Center has opened a new family-planning clinic located at Friendly House, 1221 Myrtle Street in Davenport. With two Edgerton locations in Davenport, women in the Quad Cities area will now have more access to low-cost or no-cost birth control, the newest long-term, reversible contraception methods, pregnancy testing, and emergency contraception. Theses clinics also offer the Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) program as well as obstetrical care. To learn more about Edgerton Women's Health Center, visit (


Last Legislative Forum of Season to Be Held Saturday PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 March 2008 02:02


The last Scott County forum of this legislative session will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 29, at the Rogalski Center on the St. Ambrose University campus. Coffee and cookies will be provided starting at 10:10 a.m. The public is invited to discuss issues with representatives and senators from Scott County. These forums are sponsored by the American Association of University Women, Davenport Business & Professional Women, Scott County Farm Bureau, and UniServ.




Convention Bureau Receives National Accreditation PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 March 2008 02:20

The Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau (QCCVB) has announced its designation as an accredited convention and visitors bureau from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program, developed by the Washington, D.C.-based Destination Marketing Association International. The only other destination marketing organizations in Iowa and Illinois to receive this accreditation are the Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Greater Woodfield Convention & Visitors Bureau in the Chicago area. For more information on the QCCVB, visit (


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