Hanging with an old friend – A night with James Taylor

James Taylor and his All Star Band played to a packed house at the iWireless Center on Thurs., Nov. 6, 2014. His timeless blues style of music resonated with fans both young and old. They shouted out, whistled, and sang along with favorites, and were delighted to hear new songs not yet available on recording. Continue reading “Hanging with an old friend – A night with James Taylor”

A time to give thanks, a time to give back

This is the time of year where many people look forward to the feast of Thanksgiving, the gathering of family, and the holiday sales that follow. Families are busy planning how best to cook their turkey, who will make the best cranberries, stuffing, or pumpkin pie, and where everyone should sit when they invade your home on Thanksgiving. But what about the families who can’t afford such a feast? Continue reading “A time to give thanks, a time to give back”

Mallards Begin Debut ECHL Season

The Mallards opened their first game in the ECHL (East Coast Hockey League) against the Rapid City Rush before a crowd of 5,274 people at the iWireless Center. The Mallards once again lost the first game of the season, falling 3-0 to Rapid City that night. Parker Milner faced 33 shots in his Mallards debut, while opposing netminder Danny Battochio faced 19 while recording a shutout. Continue reading “Mallards Begin Debut ECHL Season”

WIU student entrepreneur is nationally recognized for local achievement

Local 18 year-old Jasmine Babers is one of ten winners selected to win a USA Characters Unite Award. This is a regional award that is given to community members who do things to better their community such as promote greater tolerance, respect, and acceptance. Out of hundreds of nominees, only ten were chosen and among those ten, Jasmine was selected. Continue reading “WIU student entrepreneur is nationally recognized for local achievement”

Figge Art Museum – More Than Meets the Eye

“Bringing art and people together. We enrich our community with the experience of art through education, collections, exhibitions, and preservation.” This is the Mission Statement of the Figge Art Museum in Davenport. College students in the Quad Cities will be admitted free of charge during normal business hours. Simply take your Black Hawk ID card to get in. Continue reading “Figge Art Museum – More Than Meets the Eye”

Ebola: The what, when, and how

The Ebola virus began to spread throughout West Africa in March, infecting almost 6,000 people in Senegal, Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria.

Ebola is a virus first discovered in 1976 in the Congo and Sudan, transmitted from infected animals such as bats, monkeys, or gorillas through blood or bodily fluid to humans. There have been several outbreaks since 1976, but none as large as the current one. The last outbreak occurred from late 2000 to early 2001 and infected 425 people in Central Africa. Continue reading “Ebola: The what, when, and how”

Hockey without ice

Dekhockey is the Quad-Cities’ first and only street hockey league in the area, and over the first three years of the league’s existence, it has become a local phenomenon for hockey players of all ages.

Dekhockey is owned and operated by Patrik Levesque, who played professional hockey for the Quad City Mallards from 2009 to 2010, and part of the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Levesque was first introduced to Dekhockey in his hometown of Trois-Rivieres, Canada, where he immediately fell in love with the sport. Continue reading “Hockey without ice”