Riverfront Pops To Present Symphonic Tribute To The Beatles
Jul14

Riverfront Pops To Present Symphonic Tribute To The Beatles

This year, the Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops will rock out with a symphonic tribute to The Beatles’ Greatest Hits. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) will be led by Guest Conductor Jeffrey Reed, Music Director of Orchestra Kentucky. Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops will be held Saturday, Aug. 19 at LeClaire Park, Davenport, IA. Gates and handicapped parking open at 3 p.m. The Youth Symphony Orchestra...

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Working The Outdoors Into Your Day
Jun21

Working The Outdoors Into Your Day

Lately, I’ve become aware of – and somewhat shocked by – how little time I spend outside. On an average day, my outdoor time consists of walking from my car to a building. It makes sense that between school, work, and home responsibilities, I rarely have time to take a walk, go to the park, or simply sit outside. But summer will pass quickly, and then, freezing temperatures and bone-chilling winds will force us all inside for months....

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QCSO Private Lesson Program Set to Expand
Jun02

QCSO Private Lesson Program Set to Expand

During the formative years of all young musicians’ careers, it is vital for them to work with and learn from private lesson instructors. The rapport each will develop with an instructor will become one of the most important professional relationships of his or her life. That’s why a new QCSO program has been developed, in collaboration with Quad City schools, that provides opportunities for students to be instructed by the Symphony’s...

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What Social Media Should Job Seekers Use?
May25

What Social Media Should Job Seekers Use?

When it comes to searching for a job, there are many options. The vast expansion of the Internet has created many different websites that are used for job searching. monster.com, Indeed.com, and ZipRecruiter.com all give people the option to search for jobs in different departments or categories, while also being able to specify a geographic area. Social media has also become a way for people to search for jobs. Since the main premise...

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How Using Snapchat Can Help Your Business
May23

How Using Snapchat Can Help Your Business

Social media is viewed and used by people on a daily basis. Over the last 10 years, social media applications like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have become easily accessible to anyone with a smartphone or tablet. These social media applications have become great platforms for major businesses to advertise and connect with customers and clients. In September of 2011 the social media application Snapchat was launched and soon became...

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Family Music Weekend 2017
Apr26

Family Music Weekend 2017

Looking for a family event that will add culture to your weekend – without straining your wallet? On April 29 and 30, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) will hold its Family Music Weekend 2017. The weekend will include a Family Music Carnival, a Family Concert, the Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles (QCSYEs) Side-by-Side Concert, and the Community Wide Side-by-Side Concert. According to Mark Russell Smith, QCSO Music Director and...

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Healthy Happy Families Day This Sunday
Apr24

Healthy Happy Families Day This Sunday

Quad-Cities family members, from preschoolers to grandparents, can have fun and learn about healthy lifestyles at Healthy Happy Families Fun Day, an annual event created to foster community health awareness. This year’s event will feature a table for The Journey from Dude to Dad, www.journey2dad.com – the new Quad-Cities-based blog that pays tributes to new dads and offers support and valuable information. Healthy Happy Families Fun...

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Bettendorf Mayor Talks About  Mental Health Epidemic In Iowa
Mar10

Bettendorf Mayor Talks About Mental Health Epidemic In Iowa

This week in an interview on WQAD, Bettendorf Mayor Bob Gallagher expressed his concern about the mental health epidemic in the  State of Iowa and the struggle in finding solutions to the problem.  “You need to look no further than every single day in the newspaper or on your news station, something along the lines of mental health issues comes up,” Gallagher said. “It’s an epidemic for our law enforcement...

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Enjoy A Staycation At Home This Weekend
Mar07

Enjoy A Staycation At Home This Weekend

It is officially March which means it is nearly time for spring break. A time for sand, warmth, and depending on where you live, snow. For many spring break does not have to be a time to stay bored indoors. If parents are able to get time off to spend with their kids on these breaks (or use some vacation hours) then spend it exploring the area and have a staycation at home. A staycation is a vacation at home. In an article put out by...

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Hopewell Elementary Student Wins Google Contest For Second Time
Feb23

Hopewell Elementary Student Wins Google Contest For Second Time

Hopewell Elementary third grader Shalini Chandupatala became the first student in the history of the Doodle For Google Contest. Third grade students filled the library at Hopewell, clad in Google’s signature colors, to celebrate Shalini Chandupatala’s win! Google chooses a winner from each state and territory who then compete for the grand prize, having their design on the Google home page for a day! Shalini’s doodle followed this...

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New Orleans Comes To The Quad Cities
Feb23

New Orleans Comes To The Quad Cities

New Orleans is coming to the Quad Cities this weekend! Start your Fat Tuesday celebration off on Sunday with the Figge Art Museum’s Cajun Cook-Off! Eight QCA chefs are competing head to head to prove they have the best Cajun dishes! Let your bellies rest on Monday and head back out on Tuesday for a night of indulgence. Grab dinner at either Fresh Deli or Quad Cities Food Hub and then head over to Great River Brewery for...

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Fathers Needed For New Mickle Communications Project
Feb20

Fathers Needed For New Mickle Communications Project

We’re looking for dads to help us with a new video blog Mickle Communications is working on called The Journey From Dude to Dad. We need a dozen or more dads who can do one of the following, 1. Act in videos we’ll be producing about things dads need to know. 2. Share their stories of fatherhood by sitting down with our staffto be interviewed. 3. Share their own stories from the trenches of fatherhood. You can submit your...

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