Solar Eclipse Can Be Dangerous To Your Eyes
Jul31

Solar Eclipse Can Be Dangerous To Your Eyes

This information comes to us from Sarah Burgett, O.D., of Eye Surgeons Associates:   For many, the solar eclipse Monday, August 21, 2017, will be a once-in-a-lifetime event. The continental United States will be able to observe the moon passing between the sun and the Earth for two to three hours from beginning to end. The Quad Cities and surrounding area will have a partial eclipse. Southern Illinois lies within the path of...

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Driverless Cars: The Wave of the Future?
Jul31

Driverless Cars: The Wave of the Future?

Autonomous cars are still somewhat of a fairytale for most people, but be ready to embrace them, because they are here! Drivers are becoming co-pilots, and companies like Tesla are leading the charge. Tesla, which was founded by SpaceX’s Elon Musk, is a manufacturer of electric and autonomous cars. With interest levels surging, the company’s production can’t keep up with demand. I had heard that Tesla was designing the first...

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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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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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