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Indulge In A Taste of European Foods At Katy’s

Living in Moline, Illinois, I remember as a teenager going to Katy’s Import Foods for brats for cookouts. You can’t miss the red and white striped building on 7th Street. Katy’s, open since 1938 in this location, has a been providing European foods to the area since the early 1950’s.

Entrance to Katy's German Market
Entrance to Katy’s German Market

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Discover Distinctive Holiday Shopping In Downtown Rock Island, IL

Last Friday night was the bi-annual Gallery Hop in downtown Rock Island, Illinois. I always attend this community arts event held in December and May. Gallery Hop highlights local artists and their work by featuring them in the businesses. This December event was an opportunity for my sister and I to check out some new shops, as well as some of the well known shops in the District area.

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Celebrate Bald Eagles, Support Conservation, Great Events

The QCCA (Quad City Conservation Alliance) Expo Center is a finely constructed vintage building made of huge timbers from the mills that once were on the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities. I always take the time to look up into the rafters to admire the size and workmanship of the support beams in the Expo Center in Rock Island, Illinois. The center features a 60,000 sq. ft. Exhibit Hall and a 4,600 sq. ft. Auditorium with a seating capacity of 500.

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Small Business Saturday Q-C Style

Small Business Saturday encourages people to support small, local businesses as you go about your holiday shopping. They don’t have the millions of dollars to run national ad campaigns encouraging you to be there at 4 a.m. for a ginormus TV.  And maybe you do need a ginormous TV this year, but don’t forget small businesses have some really great stuff too!

Here are some places in the Quad Cities to shop!

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Enjoy A Beautiful River View At The Candlelight Inn & Add Antiquing to the Mix

It was one of those fantastic fall days on Sunday so Brian and I decided to take a day trip to try the Candlelight Inn in Clinton, IA. Clinton is 51 minutes from the Quad Cities if you go through LeClaire, Iowa, along the river. The Inn is located on the Mississippi River with a wonderful view of birds and river traffic. There is a nice marina, too. The location is next to the City of Clinton Showboat and I would like to go to a performance there in the future.

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Holiday Downtown Celebrations 2016

This is a magical time leading up to the holidays.  In the Quad Cities and surrounding communities, many of the historic downtown districts decorate for the season and celebrate with events, parades, shopping, fireworks, living windows, and Christmas walks.  Thousands of people come to ring in the holiday season at these events.

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