Healthy Happy Families Day This Sunday

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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 Day will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, April 30, 2017, at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL. The event will connect health-conscious area families with vendors who can help them to reach their lifestyle goals. Sponsor tables will be located on the grounds of the Quad City Botanical Center. Admission is free and family members of…
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Bettendorf Mayor Talks About  Mental Health Epidemic In Iowa

Bettendorf Mayor Talks About Mental Health Epidemic In Iowa

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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 agents. It's an epidemic in our court system. Something needs to be done." At Mickle Communications we're committed to help find a solution and our documentary "If You Only Knew, The Journey Through Teen Depression and Suicide."  is an in-depth look at an epidemic sweeping through high schools across America. The documentary has conversations with experts who offer advice on how…
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Enjoy A Staycation At Home This Weekend

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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 Forbes, it was mentioned that in a summer survey done in 2008 by the American Automobile Association, “the average North American vacation will cost $244 per day for two people for lodging and meals. Add some kids and airfare, and a 10-day vacation could…
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Hopewell Elementary Student Wins Google Contest For Second Time

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https://youtu.be/gtWh58YP0aQ 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 year’s theme:  “What I see for the future.”  Members of Google’s team spoke to the students about innovations currently under design, like the Waymo, Google’s self driving car and the Tilt Brush, a virtual reality simulation that allows artists and scientists to “paint” in 3D. Here's the story from B100 about Shalini being a finalist last year for the Doodle For Google Contest. To vote…
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New Orleans Comes To The Quad Cities

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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 Mardi-PAWS! The Humane Society of Scott County is hosting the party full of beads, jambalaya, and festive tunes!
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Fathers Needed For New Mickle Communications Project

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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 own videos and written stories that we can use on FB and on the web. We'd love to hear from you and share your stories from your own journey from dude to dad.
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Ashton Kutcher Makes Plea To Congress To End Human Trafficking

Ashton Kutcher Makes Plea To Congress To End Human Trafficking

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https://youtu.be/gIUO9yOigp0 Ashton Kutcher spoke before Congress talking about the need to end human slavery and human trafficking. Which according to US Senator Bob Corker's office, affects more than 27 million people around the world.   His passionate speech and the work his anti-trafficking foundation align with our work at Mickle Communications as we take a no-holds barred look at the modern day slavery known as human trafficking in our documentary. You can watch the documentary trailer below and find Kutcher's anti-trafficking foundation website here.     https://youtu.be/LdA-gZqce5k
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Things To Do In Downtown Davenport This Weekend

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Daddy Daughter Dance Make memories with your favorite little girl on Sunday at the RiverCenter. From 12-8pm, join Davenport Parks and Recreation for a night of delicious food, fun music, and prizes. A photographer will be there to capture the special night, too! Register in advance here. Bride Bingo Calling all brides-to-be! Join the Friends of Vanderveer for bingo at Hotel Blackhawk on Sunday. From 1-5pm there will be 10 rounds of bingo featuring wedding-themed prizes. Tickets are available at select Burke Cleaners locations and at the door. River Music Experience In July, Coleman Harris donated a 1930's-era Steinway M Piano to the Polyrhythms Third Sunday Jazz Series. This weekend, he'll be in the Redstone Room playing this same piano. The Coleman Harris Trio will provide a brief workshop prior…
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Night To Shine Events To Be Held Friday In Bettendorf And Davenport

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https://youtu.be/RDOgydlTit4 This year marks the third anniversary of Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. In just three years, this unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older, has become a worldwide movement. This year, more than 150,000 volunteers in more than 375 churches around the world will serve more than 75,000 honored guests simultaneously on one night, Friday, February 10, 2017, including two in the Quad Cities. Mike Mickle from Mickle Communications will emcee the event in Bettendorf at the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center with a second Night to Shine event held at Risen Christ Lutheran Church in Davenport. Night to Shine provides a red-carpet entrance complete with a friendly welcome from paparazzi, limousine rides, hair and makeup…
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Things To Do In Moline For Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner and downtown Moline Centre has got you and your sweetheart covered for the holiday.  Contact Davarah Salon or Two Rivers Massage and Wellness  and make an appointment for a soothing couples massage. You can also pick up a beautiful bouquet of flowers at Julie's Artistic Rose and don't forget to stop in to Lagomarcino's for a box of their gourmet, hand crafted chocolates. Yum! And where to go for dinner?  It's not going to be an easy choice because we have over 17 restaurants to choose from. Decisions, decisions.
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