All five Ensembles perform side-by-side with another ensemble, including a performance of the Youth Symphony Orchestra with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra featuring the QCSYE Concerto Competition Grand Prize Winner. Ensemble members come from the greater Quad Cities, as well as other communities in southeast Iowa and northwest Illinois.

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All five Youth Ensembles will perform, and the QCSYE Concerto Competition YSO Prize Winner will perform with the Youth Symphony Orchestra. Under the direction of the outstanding QCSYE conducting staff, members have the opportunity to perform great orchestral and choral repertoire with the most talented young musicians in the area. Ensemble members come from the greater Quad Cities, as well as other communities in southeast Iowa and northwest Illinois.

Lucky the TurfMutt is a former street dog who knows all too well how uncomfortable it is to spend cold days and nights outside. But Lucky was rescued by Kris Kiser, President and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI).

Museum seeking volunteers for limited-run exhibit, which opens Jan. 26

The Putnam aims to ensure its incoming exhibit, “Race: Are We So Different?” is fully utilized as a springboard to conversation and deeper understanding of equity and inclusion during its four-month run in our community.

A Community Team is working with the Putnam to best achieve this goal. It includes volunteer leaders from business; education; chamber; government; and not-for-profits.

AAA forecasts that more than one-third of Americans will travel this holiday season. The record-breaking 112.5 million travelers taking to the nation’s runways, roads and rails for the year-end holidays represents a 4.4 percent increase over last year and the most since AAA has been tracking holiday travel.

The Christmas tradition of “Julotta” continues at Bishop Hill State Historic Site, where the public is invited to gather for a nondenominational church service at 6:00 a.m. on Christmas morning, Tuesday, December 25.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Veterans Memorial Parkway Friday, December, 14th, 4:00 PM Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the opening of Veterans Memorial Parkway. The ceremony will begin promptly at 4:00pm. The road will be officially opened following the ceremony.



Project Remarks and Thank you

Project Construction

Parking available as follows:

Please note that the work will not be complete until December 19. 

Also Public Works advises that traffic will be detoured as follows: eastbound traffic will be detoured north on Eastern to Kimberly Road, and westbound traffic will be detoured southbound on Kimberly Road from the intersection of Locust and Middle Rd to State Street.

The turn of the new year is a great time to plan and dream about what you’d like to do in your yard or garden next year. Your living landscape is a significant asset that increases property value, promotes outdoor living, contributes to family and community health, supports wildlife, and provides recreation and a home playground for you, your family and your pets.