Event will raise funds for student scholarships, competition fees

Dinner will raise funds for enrichment programs

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois (November 6, 2017) – Quad Citians can enjoy a selection of soups, bread and cookies and listen to holiday orchestra music at “Soup & Symphony,” Monday, December 11 at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 2324 18th Ave., Rock Island. The event is organized by the Rock Island High School Orchestra.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (September 7, 2017) – NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley (NAMI GMV) is introducing an education class designed to meet the unique needs of Military and Veteran Service Member Families who support a loved one diagnosed with a mental health condition, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury. NAMI Homefront is an adaptation of NAMI’s Family-to-Family program, which has been offered to hundreds of thousands of people.

Fundraiser Supports Family Mental Health Education in Six Counties


DAVENPORT, IOWA - Pooch Pastries have arrived in the Quad Cities! Pooch Pastries are gourmet dog treats handmade in Iowa with natural ingredients like eggs, cheese, flour, beef, and chicken.
Pet Pals Owner Margee Marsengill says Pooch Pastries are an excellent choice for people who want to give their dogs nutritious snacks. "Our dog biscuits contain no preservatives or additives, so dogs are getting only ingredients that are good for them."
Pooch Pastries come in a variety of sizes and flavors including banana, cinnamon, peanut butter, bacon and eggs, barbeque, pumpkin, and mint. The dog biscuits are also available in gluten- and wheat-free, and reduced fat. They can be purchased by individual biscuit or by the pound.
Pooch Pastries are available at Pet Pals, 2134 W. River Drive, Davenport. Orders can also be placed at (563)324-4446 or www.qcpetpals.com.
Pet Pals is a grooming, boarding, and doggie daycare business that has been serving dogs and cats in the Quad Cities since 1993. Pet Pals offers a full-service center to keep pets healthy and happy while away from home.
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The Broadway Historic District, Rock Island, Ill., is looking for area artists and crafts people to exhibit original work during its 25th anniversary festival on Saturday, September 28 (rain date September 29). The celebration also will feature live music, local food and drink, tours of  22nd street, a chance to tell oral histories, and children's activities. 

To be considered, artists and crafters should email three images of their work they wish to exhibit and sell to bethroberts@augustana.edu AND meganquinn@augustana.edu. Please include media and size descriptions. In addition, exhibitors should send a completed application and a $20 booth fee to Megan Quinn, 514 23rd St., Rock Island, IL 61201. Deadline is July 19, 2013.

Selection will be based on quality and originality of work, and on a first-come, first-served basis. A rolling jury process will occur until all spaces are assigned. Exhibitors not selected for the fair will have their booth fee returned.

For more information and to download an application, go to www.broadwaydistrict.org or call Barb Braun at 309.788.1769.

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Quad Citians can enjoy an evening of wine and food at Broadway Historic District's 3rd Annual Wine Walk, 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, August 3. Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple. Only 100 tickets are available.

Event goers will receive a sampling of 16 wines and gourmet appetizers while getting an inside look into four premier houses in the Broadway neighborhood. The event will also feature a basket raffle.

Tickets can be purchased through PayPal at www.broadwaydistrict.org or by mailing a check to: Broadway Historic District, c/o Kyla Heddlesten, 541 23rd St., Rock Island, IL  61201. Proceeds from the event will support the organization's efforts to revitalize homes, repair sidewalks, plant trees, and landmark historic properties.

For more information, please contact Kyla Heddlesten at 309.786.5562 or kylamolln@yahoo.com.

The Broadway Historic District is a collection of late 19th and early 20th century homes between 6th and 13th avenues and  17th and 23rd streets in Rock Island, Ill. In 1988, the area was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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ROCK ISLAND - The board of the Broadway Historic District Association has voted unanimously to recommend the Rock Island City Council stabilize old Lincoln School at 22nd Street and 7th Avenue. The board made the decision at its meeting June 16, 2011, based on results from a recent email survey sent to Broadway residents and property owners, as well as surrounding neighborhoods. The 118-year-old school is located within the boundaries of the Broadway Historic District, a residential area comprised of late 19th and early 20th century homes.

Of the 100 survey respondents, 83.5 percent are in favor of the city council spending $221,000 to repair the building's roof and structural elements, and install basic electric service and ventilations. About 16 percent said they would prefer the school to be demolished. An architect firm's study estimated it would cost $200,000 to $300,000 to demolish the building. The Broadway board was dismayed to learn last Monday the city council was leaning toward demolishing the school without a plan to enhance the property.

"Demolishing a structure of great significance to the neighborhood and the city without a purpose in mind reflects a lack of vision," says Deb Kuntzi, president of the Broadway Historic District Board. "The support from the neighborhood and other Rock Island residents for saving this school is tremendous, and so is its potential for reuse. We urge the city council not to make a hasty decision without further thought and exploration." 

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