August 2017 QC Family Focus Magazine
Jul31

August 2017 QC Family Focus Magazine

The August 2017 issue of QC Family Focus Magazine is available now.

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History of the Quad-Cities, Part 1: Black Hawk
Jul26

History of the Quad-Cities, Part 1: Black Hawk

  For many of us living in the Quad Cities, the names and places that surround us have become commonplace and perhaps, overlooked. Places like Black Hawk College, the Rock Island Arsenal, and the city of Davenport bear the names of the historical figures and structures on which rest the foundation of the Quad Cities. But because we see them every day, we may not always realize what they truly stand for, and what actions took...

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Plan Ahead For Travel And Fun
Jul18

Plan Ahead For Travel And Fun

Happy summer, QC travelers! We’re enjoying excellent weather now, but it’s never too early to plan for fall and winter trips. Many QC area schools have a fall break, and then several weeks surrounding the November and December holiday seasons. When it comes to airfares, the early bird gets the worm! Check early, check often, and grab that great airfare! The most recent good news for many area snowbirds is that the nonstop Allegiant...

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July 2017 QC Family Focus Magazine
Jul01

July 2017 QC Family Focus Magazine

Check out the July issue of QC Family Focus Magazine.

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My Journey Through Allergy Testing
Jun27

My Journey Through Allergy Testing

It wasn’t until the summer after my senior year of high school that I started feeling the effects of allergies. I worked in a city parks department, where a majority of my time was spent mowing the grass, which is no fun with allergies. As someone who’d never dealt with allergies before, I was unfamiliar with the symptoms I was experiencing and regrettably, made no attempt to fight it. Reflecting on it now, 40 hours a week for three...

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The Benefits of Learning Music
Jun20

The Benefits of Learning Music

My sister and I both grew up learning music. First, we learned to play the piano with a private teacher. In school, we each took on different instruments. I learned the flute, and my sister learned the violin and saxophone. I played the flute from 4th to 12th grade and sang in choir. My sister still plays the violin now as she’s starting her senior year of high school, and also sings in choir. Not only did we make great memories and...

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