Becoming The Parent Of A College Student
Aug31

Becoming The Parent Of A College Student

A trip to Iowa City takes approximately 50 minutes from our house. The drive home from dropping Kyle off at college felt like an entire day. The emotions were raw. We were drained. It’s a day, we had dreaded for a year. Try as we might, we couldn’t make time stand still. My relationship with my son changed that day. He is now learning to be independent. I don’t see him every day. I can’t call upstairs and ask if he wants to grab...

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Furnish Out Holds Furniture Sale To Help China’s Hope Foundation
Aug25

Furnish Out Holds Furniture Sale To Help China’s Hope Foundation

  Furnish Out will hold their next sale of this unique, handmade furniture and accessories over the weekend of August 27 & 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, at 2304 Spruce Hills Dr., Bettendorf. “Past sales have been held at our home and at a warehouse donated by Bob Walters Homes,” Dan said, “but this time, the kind folks at Mel Foster Co. have donated the use of a retail space in Cumberland Square.” Furnish Out’s business...

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End-of-Summer Activities: Education and Culture

  Summer is coming to a close, but there are still plenty of activities to enjoy throughout the Quad Cities in the next month. Here are some education and culture-based activities that you and/or your family might enjoy.   Galesburg Heritage Days Feel the excitement and experience the history of two time periods in America, featuring a Civil War Battle Reenactments and Pre-1840s Rendezvous. The weekend will include a...

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Community Partners with ‘Furnish Out’ to Help Children in China
Aug17

Community Partners with ‘Furnish Out’ to Help Children in China

When Carrie and Dan Paschke, Bettendorf, went souvenir-hunting while living in China from 2011 until 2013, they had no way of knowing that their fondness for hand-crafted furniture would someday turn into a successful Quad Cities business that funds a charity. And certainly, they never would have imagined that this business, Furnish Out, would someday be embraced and supported by both the Quad Cities community and area businesses. As...

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End-of-Summer Activities: Arts, Music, and Entertainment

Summer is coming to a close, but there are still plenty of activities to enjoy throughout the Quad Cities in the next month. Here are some music, arts, and entertainment-based activities that you and/or your family might enjoy.   Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival In the Roaring 20s, Davenport, Iowa produced a legendary jazz cornetist, pianist, and composer whose worldwide fame continues to grow. Since 1972, the Bix...

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