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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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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Making the Most of a Road Trip
Jun15

Making the Most of a Road Trip

  While I was growing up, my family took countless road trips, and no place was too far. Our car trips took us to places as close as Chicago and as far as San Francisco. We drove everywhere. In fact, though I took multiple international flights as a child, I did not take a domestic flight, other than a connection to our international flight, until I was in high school. Over the course of our many arduous but fun trips, I learned...

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Staying Safe This Summer
Jun13

Staying Safe This Summer

Summertime can be filled with freedom and fun. But it’s important to maintain awareness and be cautious, so that summer can be as enjoyable as possible. Here are a few things to remember while you and your family are enjoying your summer days and nights. Wear Sunscreen Nothing ruins a summer day faster than a painful sunburn. Sunburns are always a possibility, even on cloudy days, so applying sunscreen before any outdoor activity is a...

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QCSO Private Lesson Program Set to Expand
Jun02

QCSO Private Lesson Program Set to Expand

During the formative years of all young musicians’ careers, it is vital for them to work with and learn from private lesson instructors. The rapport each will develop with an instructor will become one of the most important professional relationships of his or her life.  That’s why a new QCSO program has been developed, in collaboration with Quad City schools, that provides opportunities for students to be instructed by the Symphony’s...

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Family Focus Friday Looks At Decrease In CADS Funding
Jun02

Family Focus Friday Looks At Decrease In CADS Funding

Recent cuts in program funding by United Way have some area agencies wondering how to survive. In this week’s Family Focus Friday, Mike Mickle takes us inside the Center for Alcohol & Drug Services, Inc. where some cuts in services are already being planned.

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