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News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

National Cemetery

Even though the annual Memorial Day ceremony will not be held, the National Cemetery on Arsenal Island will be open this weekend. It will be open for visitors from 8 am until 8 pm Saturday through Monday. 

Roadhouse Car Wash

Local residents can help raise money for several Quad Cities charities this weekend, just by washing their cars. The Roadhouse Car Wash on 16th Street in Moline will host "Bay Art for Charity" on Saturday.

As the pandemic continues and local residents continue to contribute, the Quad Cities Community Foundation has announced more grants from its Disaster Recovery Fund. The fourth round this year totals nearly 41,000 dollars and is divided among seven organizations.

submitted / Bettendorf Public Library

People who want to visit libraries in Scott and Muscatine counties will soon be allowed inside. After closing for two months, the Bettendorf Public Library opened its doors on Monday. 

Non-profits in the Quad Cities will get some welcome help, thanks to the Moline Foundation. On Tuesday it announced this year's Spring Grant Awards, 42 grants adding up to 285,000 dollars. 

COVID & the Arts: QC Hive Expands Its Fund Raising

May 18, 2020
QC Hive

The buzz around QC HIVE is growing stronger, as the group expands its charitable reach.

Arconic Eagle Cam

Voting is now open to choose names for the two newest residents of Riverdale. The eaglets were born last month in a nest high up in a tree near Arconic's Davenport Works. 

Local residents can honor those who've died from the coronavirus. Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock church bells will ring in the Quad Cities as part of COVID-19 Victims Remembrance Day.

Annette Hutto

Annette Hutto grew up on the south side of Chicago, and majored in geology at Augustana College. During her junior year she came up with the idea to open a coffeehouse on the corner of 30th Street and 14th Avenue, near the campus in Rock Island. And in August 2009, she opened Cool Beanz, fell in love with the College Hill District, and has been a key to its revitalization. 

Religious leaders in the Quad Cities are urging Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds to change her mind. 

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