Davenport, Iowa, September 3, 2007:  On Saturday, September 15 Blue Sky Gifts and Home Décor and Java Station Espresso Café, both located at 1018 Mound Street in the Village of East Davenport, are celebrating their first annual Grand Fall Open House. Visitors are invited to stop in and enjoy complementary refreshments, drawings for gift certificates and baskets, coffee and tea tasting, Smoothee tasting for kids plus other fun specials throughout the day.

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Marketing Coordinator
Phone: (563) 324-5233
 Penguin’s Comedy Club
1850 Isle Pkwy Ste 105
Bettendorf, IA 52722

Mediacom Spokesman Comedic Talent
Michael Thorne performs at Penguin's Comedy Club September 6th through 8th
BETTENDORF, IA, September 5, 2007 -  Michael Thorne has a fast-paced comedy style that almost leaves audience flinching with laughter. Non-stop and rapid fire, Michael hits all the topics that have made him a comedy club favorite. Relationships are his specialty, but don't expect Dr. Phil or's more like Judge Judy meets Jerry Springer.

Michael can currently be seen coast-to-coast in commercials for Mediacom. His diversity and high energy enable him to relate his humorous insights that any, and every audience will find entertaining. Thorne will take you on a wild and hysterical tour of the minefield that is his life.

See Michael Thorne co-starring David Beck September 6th through 8th at Penguin's Comedy Club. Tickets are available by calling (563) 324-5233 or by visiting  Visit the Penguin's Comedy Club website for more upcoming events such as "Bob & Tom" favorites Heywood Banks, Dan St. Paul and Tim Cavanaugh.


New Kingdom Trailriders 2007

Ride-A-Thon and Open House!


Thought provoking images encouraging dialogue betweekn people of all races, faiths and cultures will be displayed on 45 large murals in downtown Davenport (in front of the Figge, the RME courtyard and the south side of the RiverCenter). 

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Solar screens of Iowa opens its doors and stops the heat!


Solar Screens of Iowa, LLC opened for business earlier this month and is proud to offer business and residential customers Solar/Sun control products to provide comfort as well as saving on energy costs. Having worked as a commercial and residential Energy Consultant, Owner David Kuhlmann, wanted to provide the very best available products for considerably lower prices than that of the competition. Solar Screens of Iowa, LLC provides products from the leader in solar/sun fabrics (PHIFER SUNTEX).


David said "Our screens can save as much as 30% on air-conditioning and heating bills by preventing the radiant heat of the sun from striking and consequently penetrating window and door glass. This is extremely important in the process of conserving energy". He goes on to explain how the process works. "This is precisely what Sun Control Fabrics accomplish. They block 80%-90% of the sun's heat and light before reaching the glass of your windows. This means most of the sun's radiant energy that would normally penetrate a window, is blocked by Solar Screening."


Solar/Sun Control fabrics can also lower heating costs during the winter months and help keep interiors at a more constant temperature. A "blanket" of air is created between the screen and the window. This reduces the chilling effect on the area near the window. The screening will also reflect interior heat back into the area.


Phifer' Suntex is a fabric woven of extremely strong and durable vinyl-coated polyester yarns. The uniform weave design offers excellent outward visibility and good ventilation.

Shading is approximately 80% - 90%. Suntex solar screens are custom built to any size and they come in a choice of five earth tone colors.


Additionally, the screens come with a lifetime guarantee, protect against fading and sun rot, allow soft light and breezes to come through, reduces glare and are pet resistant. Expected return on investment/payback from energy savings is typically 6-12 months.






David Kuhlmann

Solar Screens of Iowa LLC

Prairie City, IA 50228

Office-515-994-4103   Mobile-515-208-2198

John O'Donnell Stadium, Davenport, is the sight for a new minor-league baseball movie.  Shooting dates and times are as follows:

Sat., Sept. 1: 12:00 PM (500*)
Sun., Sept. 2: 3:30 PM (500*)
Tues., Sept. 4: 4:30 PM (750*)
Thurs., Sept. 6: 6:00 PM (500*)
Fri., Sept. 7: 8:00 PM (300*)

(*Number of People Required/Day)

The first of the number listed above who arrive at the stadium, will receive a souvenir T-Shirt (designed for the film) at the end of the day's shooting. We will have numerous door prizes such as large TV's, laptops, MP3 players, restaurant gift certificates, cash, souvenir caps (designed for the film) Swing memorabilia, and many more items to be presented throughout the day.  Lunch provided Saturday - Thursday.  On selected dates, there will also be fireworks at the end of the shooting.  Everyone is welcome for every day or just one. Come out and have a great time!


For Immediate Release:

Musikgarten, a leader in early childhood music and movement education, is pleased to announce to the Quad Cities area that Krista Mays and Karen Neder have been certified and licensed as Musikgarten instructors.

Krista and Karen are announcing the forming of "Music to Grow Studios" in Moline, IL, offering Musikgarten classes for preschool children from birth to age 5.  Music to Grow Studios is located at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1330-13th Street, Moline, IL.  A free parent class will be offered Saturday morning September 1, 2007 from 9:00 to 10:00 at Trinity.  Please call or e-mail to register for the parent class.  Musikgarten's music and movement classes will begin on Saturday, September 8, 2007.  For more information visit our website at or contact Krista at (309)797-7912 or Karen at (309)788-6313 or e-mail us at

Musikgarten, based in Greensboro, NC, specializes in early childhood music and movement programs for children from birth to age 9.  The Musikgarten curriculum is widely recognized as essential in helping young children develop valuable social, emotional, musical, physical and language skills.  Fore more information visit



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Allison Collins-Elfline - webmistress and owner


ImagePress Release from "A Hard Days Night in Galesburg" Committee Contact:  Joanne Sandy, Marketing Director (309) 337-6544FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 20, 2007 "A Hard Day's Night in Galesburg"A Beatles Tribute Festival 

            On September 8, 2007 a Beatles tribute festival entitled "A Hard Day's Night in Galesburg" will be held inviting all-ages to come and celebrate the music of the "Fab Four." Galesburg's first Beatles festival is sure to delight all current Beatles fans and recruit more Beatles fans when the "Rock and Roll Music" vibes out of the sound stage.

            The day and night festival, held from noon to midnight in the 400 block (471 E. Main St.) of Downtown Galesburg, Ill., will be filled with entertainment to delight Beatles fans with the music that defined an era in time.

            "A Hard Day's Night in Galesburg" will begin when area musicians perform their own versions of Beatles music from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The afternoon will also feature Beatles' sing-along cartoons, the 1965 Beatles Shea Stadium concert film, and a film of The Beatles last live concert performed at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on August 19, 1966. The films will be shown between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Galesburg's "jewel," The Orpheum Theatre, which is located nearby on 60 S. Kellogg St. in Downtown Galesburg, Ill.

            The evening portion of "A Hard Day's Night in Galesburg" is devoted to the sights sounds of four celebrated Beatles tribute bands who will take the stage to perform their amazing renditions of songs The Beatles' wrote that charmed the world.

            The Cavern Kittens, the first of our featured performers, are an all-girl Beatles tribute band who enjoy singing, dancing, and rocking out with high energy performances of the songs The Beatles played during their start in the early days of the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. The Cavern Kittens will get the crowd purring with songs by the Beatles, the Supremes, Eddie Cochran, Elvis, Little Richard, and many more when their set begins at 5 p.m.

            Following the Cavern Kittens at 6: 15 p.m. is The Beatles tribute band, Stockwood. Earning a first-place competition win at Chicago's Beatlefest last summer, and performing at the "Abbey Road on the River" Beatles tribute held annually in Kentucky, their accomplishments, like the Beatles' music, transcends time. With the band members' ages ranging from 10 to 14, Stockwood brings together amazing musical proficiency and vocal harmonies while performing the early Beatles' songs up to their "Rubber Soul" release.

            Louise Harrison, sister of George Harrison of The Beatles will introduce the band she refers to as, "the very best four guys to play The Beatles." The Liverpool Legends, four talented musicians and actors hand-picked by Louise Harrison, will dazzle the audience when they take the stage at 7:45 p.m. wearing vintage "Sgt. Pepper" era attire and performing Beatles' songs from the "Sgt. Pepper" and "Abbey Road" period. Recreating the band that changed the face of music forever, the Liverpool Legends have earned an unprecedented first-year double award in 2006 when they were voted "Best New Show" and "Best Band" when starring in their first showcase in the Midwest entertainment capital of Branson, Mo., With precise attention to every musical detail, along with vintage instruments and special effects, the Liverpool Legends will make you feel like you are watching the real thing!

            Playing from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m., The Cavern Beat will bring the evening back to the rocking years of The Beatles from their Liverpool days and some of the most memorable songs the "Fab Four" recorded in the early and mid-sixties. Replicating The Beatles' loud and clear vocal harmonies and playing the correct tempo, key, and chords, every Beatles song will remain accurate to the way you first heard them. Wearing vintage attire, and playing authentic instruments, The Cavern Beat will take the audience on a trip back in time to enjoy the humor, fun, and enthusiasm that can be experienced during their live shows.

            Don't miss your chance to enjoy "A Hard Day's Night in Galesburg"! Relive the music of The Beatles performed by the best Beatles tribute bands in the Midwest. Our title sponsor for "A Hard Day's Night in Galesburg," Euclid Beverage, will serve Miller Light products during the event, plus a variety of area food vendors, merchandising tables, and 50/50 raffles, will also be featured. Lawn chairs are welcome.

            Be sure to order your advance tickets today! Tickets for the event are reasonably priced at $10 for advance, all-inclusive tickets which allow access to all performances during the event, including the featured films. To purchase an all-inclusive ticket on the day of the show, the price will rise to $15, so be sure to plan ahead. For those who wish to see only the films, a $5 movie-only ticket can be purchased on the day of the show at The Orpheum Theatre location. Children aged five and under will be admitted free of charge. To order tickets online or for more information please visit or call The Orpheum Theatre at: 309/342-2299.

            "A Hard Day's Night in Galesburg" is organized by a committee of local volunteers who are proud to bring events to Downtown Galesburg, Ill. In addition to our title sponsor, Euclid Beverage, committee members would also like to thank our featured sponsors from Galesburg, Ill.:  Best Western Prairie Inn, Today's Light Rock KFM 105.3, Office Specialists, Inc., Bruner, Cooper, and Zuck, Inc., and Cherry Street Guitar.

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