• 4th Of July Fireworks
    Holidays,  Quad Cities

    4th of July in the Quad Cities

    Summer is in full swing, which means that the 4th of July is right around the corner. Around Moline and the Quad Cities, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the holiday and show your patriotic pride. Here are a few events we recommend to celebrate Independence Day in the Quad Cities. East Moline’s Independence Day: On the evening of July 3, head to The Quarter on the Riverfront to view a spectacular fireworks display and enjoy live music, a children’s carnival, and more. The following day, East Moline will host its 61st Annual AMVETS 4th of July Parade, which begins at 1 pm. Quad Cities River Bandits Home Game:…

  • Baseball Tailgating Tips
    Quad Cities,  Tips & Tricks

    Tailgating Tips for Baseball Games

    In the Midwest, summer means a few particular things: cookouts, lawn games, and enjoying America’s favorite pastime, baseball. To truly enjoy the baseball season, many fans tailgate the games, loading up the car with food, drinks, and fan gear for a fun day out in the sun. To make the most of your tailgating experience, here are some baseball tailgating tips. Arrive early: If it’s nice out, chances are you’ll be jockeying for a spot in the parking lot, so arrive at the tailgating festivities early — plan on 2 to 3 hours before the game. In addition, make sure the lot you choose allows tailgating and follow whatever rules…

  • Memorial Day Celebration
    Holidays,  Quad Cities

    Memorial Day Celebrations Around the Quad Cities

    Memorial Day is approaching fast. That means it’s time to start planning your celebrations. This year’s celebration occurs on May 27, to honor those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Check out these Memorial Day Celebrations around the Quad Cities. Backwater Gamblers Waterskiing The first Backwater Gamblers waterski show takes place on Sunday, May 26. Another show takes place the following day on Memorial Day. If you miss these first two shows, you can also catch these free waterski shows every Sunday and Wednesday through Labor Day. Country Performances If you’re looking to get a jump on the Memorial Day weekend, Chief’s Eric Church Tribute…

  • Spring Road Trip
    Quad Cities,  Road Trips,  Spring

    Best Destinations for a Spring Road Trip to Take with Your Tax Return

    Here in beautiful East Moline, Illinois, we’re perfectly positioned for road trips to some of the most beautiful locations in the country in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. And with tax returns going through every day, you have some spare cash to hit the road and discover these perfect spring road trip destinations. Town of Galena, IL The historic town of Galena, Illinois, is a perfect place to spend the day or even a long weekend. More than three-quarters of Galena’s beautifully preserved 19th-century buildings are located in a National Register Historic District, so you know you’re getting a taste of real history. Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, IL The Anderson…

  • Ice Fishing
    Fishing,  Quad Cities,  Sports,  Winter

    Ice Fishing Near the Quad Cities

    If you like exploring rugged places in your pickup, then ice fishing is the perfect winter activity for you. Here are some great places for ice fishing around the Quad Cities area. Mississippi River While Tom Sawyer floated on the Mississippi in warmer weather, you can take advantage of the cold backwaters of the Mississippi. In Illinois, Pools 12, 13, and 14 provide great ice fishing because they are typically quick to freeze and take longer to thaw at the end of the season. Lake George While Lake George relies on colder temperatures to freeze, it’s great for fishing when the temperatures are cold enough. Channel catfish, bluegill, and walleye…

  • Reynolds Ford Merry Christmas
    Holidays,  Quad Cities,  Reynolds Ford News,  Winter

    Santa’s Visit to Reynolds Ford

    At Reynolds Motor Co., our goal is to make every customer feel like family. And how did we help achieve this during the holidays? We brought Santa to our dealership! On December 15th, Santa and his helper walked through the doors of the dealership (we have no chimney) and helped spread holiday cheer. Santa didn’t just come to hang out with the staff, though we were so glad to see him! He also came to help celebrate the holiday season with kids and their families. Over fifty families came out to the event and got to take pictures with the jolly man himself. It wouldn’t be a Santa party without…

  • New Year's Eve
    Holidays,  Quad Cities

    New Year’s Eve Celebrations in the Quad Cities

    Was 2018 as fun for you as it was for us? If you are ready to celebrate this year and look forward to 2019, you need a good party. Here are some of the best New Year’s Eve celebrations in the Quad Cities. Final Say: Free New Year’s Eve Concert Come here a fantastic live band based out of Chicago. They will be performing at the Rhythm City Casino Resort in Davenport, Iowa starting at9:30 p.m. NYE Party at DIGS DIGS Bar & Grill in Bettendorf, Iowa can help you ring in the New Year with a fun castaway-themed party. There will be an island-inspired buffet that includes two complimentary…

  • Winter Activities
    Quad Cities,  Sports

    Winter Activities In The Quad Cities

    Winter is nigh, and as the cold weather comes into Illinois and Iowa, residents will be spending more time in the cozy indoors. But even in the snowy, icy, frozen winter months, there are plenty of activities in the QuadCities. Take a look at some of the ways you can stay active this winter! Birdwatching You might think that warmer seasons are the best time to spot exciting birds. However, during the winter bald eagles migrate to places like the Quad Cities from Canada. Spend an afternoon along the Mississippi River spotting bald eagles between December and February. Snow Sports at Ski Snowstar Winter Sports Park Bundle up and spend…

  • 2018 Ford Fusion Titanium
    History,  Quad Cities

    History of the Quad Cities

    The Quad Cities area is booming with cities on both sides of the Mississippi River offering great opportunities for its residents. The history of the Quad Cities is rich. In its earliest days, it was inhabited by a variety of Native American tribes included the Sauk and Fox. Native American Inhabitants One Sauk man, named Black Hawk, left his mark on the area by gathering a group of about 1,000 followers and planned an attack on the American troops. There were a few skirmishes, but Black Hawk was eventually captured. This event would become known as the Black Hawk War. Eventually, in 1832, the Sauk and Fox ceded their land…

  • Quad City Golf
    Golf,  Quad Cities,  Sports

    Golf and Sports in the Quad Cities

    The Quad Cities is a vibrant area in Illinois and Iowa that straddles the Mississippi River. And, despite its “quad” name, it consists of five cities: Bettendorf and Davenport in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline, and Rock Island, in Illinois. This area is chock full of fun and adventure, especially if you enjoy sports. Here are some of the best ways to enjoy sports in the Quad Cities. Golfmohr Golf Club Located in East Moline, this club offers a challenging 18-hole course along with a pro shop and snack bar. While membership is not required, they offer a variety of affordable membership packages for frequent golfers. Or, you can pay…