Comic Books and accessories have always been something that “collectors” have loved hunting down–seeking out the newest release or digging for a rare gem in a sea of cardboard boxes. This alongside the booming popularity of superhero films and television shows, the art of comic is alive and well in the Quad Cities.
I recently set out and explored the local fan favorites and have a great time in doing so!
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K’nees Florists in Moline, Illinois, has been reinvented and energized. Earlier in the month, I saw a chalkboard sign outside the building promoting their holiday open house. I decided to stop in and I was greeted by a new environment. The business has come alive under the guidance of the new owner, Trisha Engle.
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Inspiredesign Jewelry is a creative and reasonably priced custom jewelry shop in Rock Island that opened in 2008. Consider stopping by for a one-of-a-kind item or some enhancements to your current pieces. The lovely little shop will serve you well.
With over 30 year of experience, shop owner and artist Mindy Diaz and her team offer spectacular designs and custom jewelry along with standard jewelry services like cleaning and resizing.
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My feeling is that it is important to explore the past to understand the present and to prepare for the future. With this in mind, I went with my antique club to take a tour of the Rock Island County Historical Society. Located since 1962 in the historical area of Moline, Illinois, across from the Deere-Wiman Home and Butterworth Center, the volunteer-run historical society has been in existence since 1905. In the past decade, there have been many changes and additions to the museum and research facilities.
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The Quad Cities doesn’t let a holiday go by without some special events, and New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are not exceptions. The close of the old year and the beginning of the New Year brings exciting and affordable events and hotel packages.
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A few years back father and son duo, Chad and Nieko Summers, started Healthy Harvest Urban Farms in East Moline, Illinois. It’s an organic community garden and garden center. They have recently taken this venture and extended into a storefront in downtown Rock Island.
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Augustana College’s John Deere Planetarium hosts its annual holiday show “Season of Light”. Have you ever wondered how the night sky has influenced holiday traditions? Was it astrologically possible for the Star of Bethlehem to shine all day and night? What might the movement of stars and other historical astrology tell us about what took place years ago?
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With an abundance of shopping choices for the holidays, I was happy to be able to find many gifts at one of my favorite locally owned stores, WaterMark Corners. Owned by mother-daughter team, Barbara and Amy Trimble, WaterMark Corners is a specialty gift and stationery store. The store is in three historic buildings on the John Deere Commons across from the John Deere Pavilion in downtown Moline, Illinois. It is always a pleasure to shop in the beautiful surroundings.
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Looking for a quiet place to meet a friend for lunch and conversation or to have a small lunch meeting? I suggest meeting at the Java Lab Cafe in the Moline Library.
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WAKE Brewing opened for business on Saturday. This has been a long time coming and has many people in the Quad Cities craft beer community very excited. I had to opportunity to get a sneak peak of the new place and sit down with the owners to hear all about our community’s next brewery.
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