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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Running on Traditions (Part 3): Cocoa Beano

Next to coffee, what gets you through the day best? Chocolate, of course! As a Pre-K teacher, I’m constantly in the discussion, debating with my co-teachers over who is going to buy the monthly chocolate purchase to save a little of our sanity on those “off days.”  Of course, along with chocolate and coffee, exercise is part of that ultimate combo-pack to boost your overall daily attitude and well-being.

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The Art of Shopping In The Village of East Davenport

Today was a crisp and sunny December afternoon so I decided to head over the I-74 bridge from Illinois into Iowa to do some holiday shopping in the Village of East Davenport. The Village, which was first established in 1851 as a logging town, is a sixty square block district. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

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Shop Local! What Our Bloggers Found

I’m sure you’re aware of how many shopping days until Christmas (9 by the way). This weekend is the last Saturday before Christmas which can be the biggest shopping day of the year.

To give you some local help on where to look (and you won’t have to worry about shipping), here’s where our bloggers liked to shop this past year.

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People of all ages enjoy Riverssance!

Art, Music, Food & Wine Overlooking the Mississippi River

Over 28 years ago a group of professional local artists decided that the Quad Cities needed an art fair run by artists with the interests of the participating artists in mind. That was the birth of Riverssance Festival of Fine Art. Since its inception, Riverssance has been bringing the finest of local and national artists and artisans to the area each year.

Located in the historic Village of East Davenport in Davenport, Iowa, the art fair is held annually the 3rd full weekend in September (Sept. 19-20) in Lindsay Park on the top of a tree-lined hill which overlooks the scenic Mississippi River.

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