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!
Continue reading 8 Great Comic Book Shops in the Quad Cities
When you’re getting married, the planning a wedding can seem overwhelming. Of course, you’re as happy as can be, marrying the love of your life, but when the budget comes into play and the venue choices seem endless — it can leave brides and grooms in a dizzy time crunch trying to go from one place to another to gather information to assist in planning their dream wedding.
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Life coach and Remembering to Play founder, Vince Gowman once said, “Education begins the moment we see children as innately wise and capable beings. Only then can we play along in their world.”
Continue reading Examine, Investigate, Create, Invent in Putnam Explorers
When I think of shopping for unique items, I often go to Wallace’s Garden Center in Bettendorf, Iowa. Their slogan is “Your Store For All Seasons” and I agree! The center is beautifully merchandised for each season of the year, but it is at its shiny best at Christmas.
Continue reading Wallaces Garden Center Takes Christmas Shopping to the Highest Degree
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.
Continue reading Celebrate the 2018 New Year!
As you look out the frost covered windows during this month, many of us dwell on what the holiday season means to us. Every person you meet will answer that question differently — but most will note the importance of family, giving, holiday decor, and cheer.
During this busy time, most families are constantly on the go with little time to spend together until the holidays arrive. However, in those open pockets of time, the Putnam Museum has their 4-day annual Polar Express Pajama Party, giving an opportunity to spend quality family time together.
Continue reading Hot Hot Chocolate! Polar Express Pajama Party returns to the Putnam
In the West End of Davenport, on the corner of 3rd and Pine Streets, is a small little business named GruBeez. It’s an eatery that has been in operation for a little over 3 years now and is a hidden gem in the Quad Cities.
Continue reading GruBeez – A Great Eatery in Davenport
Designer Carolina Herrera, once said, “A wedding dress is both an intimate and personal for a woman – it must reflect the personality and style of the bride.” Along with the love, care, and passion that is reflected in your relationship, a wedding dress also needs to reflect the nature of the bride as an individual. As a bride, you have a dream of what that dress will be, and the realistic budget that must come with it. Now as a bride-to-be myself, I can attest to how true this is — a dream dress and a budget aren’t always the easiest pair to find…. Or are they?
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Imagination, creativity and expression are key elements in letting a child grow and prosper in life. Literacy is an essential building block in life that can easily incorporate those expressive components important to childhood. We’ve incorporated these important ideas into early childhood classrooms, playgrounds and activities — which often transfers into the homes – but beyond those two places, exploration for young children can be limited.
Bettendorf Public Library (BPL) has made it their mission to ensure that even in the world outside the classroom–the home or the playground–a child can continue to explore, create, dream, grow and prosper through their Child’s Play: Create, Explore and Experience program.
Continue reading Come explore at Bettendorf Public Library!