New Year’s Eve Things To Do In The QCA

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2016 was rough on all of us, so the downtown businesses are reverting to years past to bring in the New Year. All Sweat Productions is bringing Mo-town back to Davenport. The RME will be packed full of swanky soul performers  on Saturday. Me & Billy is having a groovy evening on Saturyday! Starting at 8 p.m., get down on some solid jams and a fishbowl or two. Jump into the next decade at Analog's Very 80's NYE Party. Make the stroke of midnight a real life John Hughes moment beside your favorite arcade game! Here's a list from the Quad Cities Convention and Vistors Bureau of other fun New Year's Eve things to do in the QCA. Whatever you do to ring in 2017, be safe and don't drink…
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Human Trafficking In The Heartland Documentary To Air On WQPT Jan. 5th

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Our latest documentary Human Trafficking In The Heartland will air on @wqptofficial Jan. 5th at 8 p.m., Jan. 6th at 1 a.m. and Jan. 8th at 9 p.m. #humantrafficking #micklecommunications #iowa #illinois A video posted by Mickle Communications (@micklecommunications) on Dec 10, 2016 at 11:35am PST “Human trafficking is a very real issue in the Midwest,” said Mike Mickle, President of Mickle Communications. “To prevent the problem, people have to know about it, even though it is a sensitive issue.” To keep the community informed, Mickle Communications has produced the documentary, Human Trafficking in the Heartland. The documentary will air on WQPT at 8 p.m. Thurs., January 5; 1 a.m. Fri., January 6; and 9 p.m. Sun., January 8. “Human trafficking is the second largest criminal enterprise in the world,…
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If You Only Knew Documentary Now Available On Amazon

If You Only Knew Documentary Now Available On Amazon

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The Mickle Communications Emmy nominated documentary "If You Only Knew, The Journey Through Teen Depression And Suicide" is now available on Amazon. You can also buy it on Google Play and iTunes. The documentary is an in-depth look at an epidemic sweeping through high schools across America. We feature three families who share their stories of a loss many of us can't imagine.  All three families lost teens to suicide and now spend much of their time educating others. We also sit down with two "survivors." Gina is a young beauty pageant contestant who attempted suicide twice before her 17th birthday. David is a young man who contemplated suicide on a daily basis for months. They are able to relate to the overwhelming pain and the darkness that seemingly engulfs children…
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The Untold Story Of Santa

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  If you're looking for something fun for the whole family to do over Christmas break you can stop by the German American Heritage Center. Students from the Creative Arts Academy have an exhibit on display at the German American Heritage Center. Through January 8th, you can view the "Untold Story of Santa" created by 7th graders. Bring the little ones out to GAHC for a special Santa experience before he makes his way down your chimney.
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Remembering Ellis Kell

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https://youtu.be/ts5cLfvuLho The Quad Cities lost a champion today. Fly high Ellis Kell. Ellis filled those he met with inspiration. For young aspiring musicians, he encouraged them to follow their passion, perfect their craft and shoot for the stars. As a dad, he inspired me to never take a moment for granted and always give thanks for what I had. Ellis Kell was an incredible human being. His work in the Quad Cities music scene is unparalled. He entertained thousands of us with his talent. He taught thousands of childred to love music and to work hard at it. He taught the community how to endure an unimaginable loss and turn the grief into somthing that would positively impact future generations. [caption id="attachment_1773" align="alignnone" width="838"] Photo Credit Jay Pearce[/caption] Back in my…
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Happy Joe’s Collecting Warm Winter Items For Those In Need

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The Happy Joe's Support Center is collecting new warm items for those in need this winter. This time of year can be a harsh and scary time for those who don't have shelter or the means to dress warmly. You can drop off your donation at the Happy Joe's Support Center at 2705 Happy Joe's Drive in Bettendorf. Happy Joe's will then make sure your donation is used to help those who most need it this winter. Brand new items such as coats, hats, scarves, mittens, gloves and blankets are needed.
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Third Thursday In Davenport

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If you haven't finished your Holiday shopping you can head  to downtown Davenport for a night of shopping, cocktails and fun Thursday night from 5-9 p.m.! Third Thursday is a special monthly self-guided tour of downtown Davenport’s growing shopping scene. Discover the many unique and locally owned shops during this featured event and take advantage of many Third Thursday specials being offered by participating businesses. As you peruse the local shops, enhance your downtown experience by grabbing a bite to eat and sharing a drink with friends at one of our local bars, restaurants and breweries. Or take time to enjoy one of our many art galleries, studios, or museums. Be sure to stroll the streets of downtown and enjoy the classic holiday scenery! The majority of businesses (and many more)…
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Human Trafficking In The Heartland

Human Trafficking In The Heartland

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https://vimeo.com/193426590 Mickle Communications latest documentary Human Trafficking In the Heartland will air on Quad Cities Public Television, WQPT January 5th at 8 p.m., January 6th at 1 a.m. and January 8th at 9 p.m. According to a study of U.S. Department of Justice human trafficking task force cases, 83 percent of sex trafficking victims identified in the United States were U.S. citizens. The average age that U.S. citizens are first used for commercial sex is 12–14 years old. The documentary focuses on the sex trade in the Midwest and is another must see from our Emmy nominated production studio.
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