It’s the last hurrah of summer! What are your plans for Labor Day Weekend? We have some ideas for you.
There’s a new shop in Rock Island and it’s creating quite a splash. The owner, Christiana Headley, is a Quad City native and she opened Splash “to help you relax, rejuvenate and pamper yourself.” She has a great Facebook LIVE video describing why she is passionate about helping others take care of themselves.
The Quad Cities has a lot of options for all types of adults planning a weekend trip away or a local “staycation” from the Active to the Adventurous, or for the more Artistic.
Early May is hoppin’ in downtown Rock Island! Spring is in full bloom and Rock Island is excited to share the downtown with visitors.
Visitors and residents alike will tell you that the Quad Cities puts on one of the best St. Patrick’s Day parades in the Midwest, and hosts Iowa’s largest St. Patrick’s Day party.
Up until recently, I had never experienced the Rocky Horror Show. I had heard stories all growing up, but never found myself in a position to where I’d watched the movie or seen the live act. I decided to change that this fall season at The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island.
Where were you on 9/11?
I was 12 years old, a few weeks into seventh grade. I got to my health class and noticed the TV was turned on. The teacher was standing in front of it, his hand at his mouth. Footage of the attacks. The planes crashing. The towers falling.
I remember the bus ride home was silent. As students were dropped off at their stops, their parents rushed out to meet them, cheeks wet.
By most accounts, I was still a child. I was shaken throughout the day – the week, the month, the year – but didn’t comprehend the attacks the same way an adult did.
Now that I’ve grown, I approach the 15th anniversary of 9/11 with a new set of eyes, experiences and emotions.
I now know the story of Stephen Gerald Siller, one of the hundreds of FDNY firefighters who lost his life while saving others on 9/11. He was 34 years old.
Saturday, July 16, 2016, is the second annual River’s Edge Homebrew Festi-ALE. Located on the District Plaza of Downtown, Rock Island. Festiv-Ale welcomes over a dozen different homebrew clubs sharing their most creative and delicious homemade beers, wines, and meads to an estimated 500 attendees.