Monthly Archives: September 2016

Simple Superfood Cafe

Off 53rd Street there is a new restaurant in town, but it is much different than any other place in the Quad Cities. Simple Superfood Café, which opened up in mid-August, is a raw food, vegan, allergy-friendly, and gluten free establishment that is more than just a place to grab a bite. The owner, Clay Graft, and the employees genuinely care about the health of your body and the fuel you put into it.

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Take A Walk On The Creative Side: Geneseo Art League

Being a professional artist and day tripper, I am always looking for new workshops to enhance my skills. Finding a workshop in an interesting town is a plus! This summer I received an event announcement on Facebook from the Geneseo Art League and Gallery.  I was interested in the workshop that was done by a respected working artist, and it was excellent.

Geneseo is growing each year with interesting shops and businesses. The Geneseo Art League has been transformed in the last year and is in a new and larger location with plenty of space for exhibitions and workshops.

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Giant Dino fun at Augustana’s Fryxell Geology Museum

I was born and raised in the Quad Cities. And now I’m raising my own son here. So, I’d like to think of myself as a bit of an expert of family-friendly fun in our region.

But still, there are times that I’m surprised to hear about those wonderful hidden gems – places I’ve never even heard of. That’s exactly what happened this month when our family discovered Augustana’s Fryxell Geology Museum.


How did we never know that we could see dinosaur fossils right here in the Quad Cities?

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The Habitat for Humanity Restore

As home and business owners, quite often we find ourselves having to make some repairs. I own a large, very old home and much of my free time is spent taking care of it and all its nooks and crannies.


While there are some things I always hire tradesmen to handle, I do a lot of the work myself. I enjoy it and it also cuts down on expenses. One of my secret weapons in this mission is the Habitat for Humanity Restore.

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