DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 14, 2024) — During the entire month of June, River Action’s fifth annual Explore and Seek Scavenger Hunt aims to get families and explorers of all ages outdoors and connected with nature.  Once called “Ride and Seek,” this year’s hunt allows participants to bike, hike, walk, or drive to over twenty parks, Wild Places, and conservation areas to seek the answers to clues listed on a map that is provided with each registration.

BEREA, OHIO (May 14, 2024) — Alex Minyard of Milan, Illinois (61264), was nominated by faculty and staff to take part in Baldwin Wallace University's 130th Annual White Rose Ceremony. Minyard, a graduate of Rockridge High School majoring in theatre acting and directing, was asked to participate in recognition of her special contribution to life at BW.

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (May 14, 2024) — Andrew Boldt of Davenport, Iowa, was among 146 students honored in May by Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences for volunteering more than fifty hours during the 2023-2024 academic year. Boldt is enrolled in DMU's Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (May 14, 2024) — Caravel Autism Health is hosting a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, June 25, 4:30PM. They are located at 4505 Utica Ridge Road in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Early intervention for autism is a huge need in our community. Caravel is expanding to a second location in Bettendorf to expand access to diagnostic evaluations and individualized treatment for children with ASD.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (May 14, 2024) — Bally's Quad Cities, a leading entertainment and hospitality company, celebrated National Teacher Appreciation Day by donating and delivering seventy boxed lunches to Rock Island Academy.

Recognizing the hard work and dedication of teachers, Bally's Quad Cities expressed their gratitude by providing delicious and nutritious meals to fuel the educators throughout their busy day.

WHITEWATER, WISCONSIN (May 14, 2024) — Mitch Nikulski, from Bettendorf, Iowa, who recently graduated with a BBA in Finance at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, was recognized in the university's Hired Before Graduation campaign.

CLIVE, IOWA (May 14, 2024) — Pork producers across Iowa donated more than $43,000 worth of pork to local food pantries during the past few months. It was done in conjunction with the Pork in the Pantry program, organized by the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA).

WASHINGTON DC (May 14, 2024) — Academic freedom and freedom of expression are fundamental to higher education. Where these freedoms operate, ideas are shared, challenged, discussed, and debated without fear of retribution or censorship — even when those ideas are unpopular, even when those ideas are offensive. Through this free exchange of ideas in pursuit of truth, knowledge advances and expands.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 13, 2024) — BIKEIOWA announces their twentieth-annual Ride of Silence, taking place on May 15, 2024, in Des Moines, Iowa, at the Southwest corner of the State Historical Museum of Iowa in the East Village. This solemn international event will traverse and unite the globe as cyclists gather for a silent, slow-paced eight-mile ride to honor those who have lost their lives or been injured while cycling on Iowa's public roadways.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (May 13, 2024) — The YWCA Quad Cities will host a ribbon-cutting to celebrate their new facility on Monday, June 3, 1PM. They are located at 513 17th Street in Rock Island, Illinois.

Building for the next generation: 55,000 square feet of possibilities! The new YWCA QC building in downtown Rock Island brings the opportunity for a first-of-its-kind learning approach in the Quad Cities.