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What’s the good news for February, Quad-Cities?


It’s the month of love, and we’ve got a lot to love in our latest What’s The Good News? column, showing you some of the positive news happening in and around the Quad-Cities!

QC Strikers donates to Haiti

Last fall, the QC Strikers soccer club acquired new jerseys thanks to the invaluable help of our sponsors at Vibrant Credit Union. During this process, some very caring club parents presented an opportunity to reuse our old jerseys and organized a “cleat drive” to donate to the children of Haiti.
A big thank you to everyone involved for nurturing the love of the game in the Quad Cities region and beyond!

Quad-Cities Einstein’s Sister Has Song Featured on Hulu’s ‘Pam and Tommy’

Local band Einstein’s Sister will have one of their songs, “Together We’re Alone”, used in the soundtrack for Hulu’s new series about the infamous relationship between Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson!

Guitarist/singer/songwriter Kerry Tucker announced this weekend on the Einstein’s Sister Facebook page:We just learned that an upcoming episode of the Hulu series “Pam & Tommy” will be using “Together We’re Alone” from our “Learning Curves” album. Just to be clear, they will be using our version and not having a fake Motley Crue band perform it.

Well, let’s hope it won’t be used as a backdrop for one of the show’s most notorious scenes! Although probably not, because there is no saxophone or chugga-chugga guitar…

Einstein's sister from Quad-Cities has a song featured on

Einstein's sister from Quad-Cities has a song featured on

DCSD and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Partner to Host Family Cafes

The Davenport Community School District and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach sponsor family cafes to help families deal with parenting challenges. This is part of a series of conversations about mental health, as well as other topics, with families who have similar experiences and a trained professional to facilitate these important conversations.

The next Family Coffee will be Wednesday, March 9, 2022 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Davenport Schools Achievement Service at 1702 North Main Street in Davenport in the 2nd Floor Council Chambers. The session is called “Improving family life with LPOV (listening and point of view)”. This fun and interactive workshop is for students in grades 5-8 and their adult family members and aims to teach and practice active listening skills among family members, as well as help adult family members and their “tween” children to understand each other. point of view of the other.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 2 at 5:00 p.m. Families can register online. They can email Sarah Brennan at [email protected] to register for childcare or if they need help.

What's the good news for February, Quad-Cities?

New $1.8 million grant for MetroLINK to expand ferry service

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) announced that Rock Island County will receive $1,850,000 in federal funding to expand the service MetroLINK passenger ferry service. The funding, awarded through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Passenger Ferry Grant Program, will support the construction of a terminal near the new “Bend District” on the Mississippi River in East Moline, Illinois. The new terminal will deal with security and accessibility developments.

“The Quad-Cities MetroLINK Channel Cat is a fun and unique way for members of our community to cross the Mississippi River,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “I am thrilled to join Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth in announcing more than $1.8 million in infrastructure funding for the construction of an all-new terminal in East Moline. This project will create local jobs and spur development right here in the Quad-Cities, while improving our water taxi system.

BREAKING: Bustos, Durbin, Duckworth announce $1.8 million grant for MetroLINK to expand ferry service

East Moline Silvis Soccer Club Receives $1,500 HAVLife Foundation Grant!

EMSSC is the recipient of a $1500 grant from the HAVlife Foundation! Director Jill Sanders-Colgan and assistant director Susy Hughes graciously accepted the scholarship. Thank you for supporting EMSSC!

East Moline Silvis Soccer Club Receives $1,500 HAVLife Foundation Grant!

Iowa Grant Opportunities Now Open for Youth Summer Internship Projects

Governor Kim Reynolds today announced the opening of a new round of funding opportunities for employers, non-profit organizations, educational and community groups seeking to provide high school youth with internship opportunities.

Now available for the fourth consecutive year, Future Ready Iowa’s Youth Summer Internship Project Grants are designed to help young people explore and prepare for high-demand careers while gaining work experience and by developing the personal qualities needed to succeed in the workplace.

A total of $250,000 will be available for programs this summer. Applications must be submitted through www.IowaGrants.gov by March 2, 2022.

Iowa Grant Opportunities Now Open for Youth Summer Internship Projects

Funding priority will be given to programs that offer internships to high school youth at risk of not graduating, from low-income households, from communities that are underrepresented in the Iowa workforce, or who face barriers to success and upward mobility in the labor market.

“Iowa needs every available worker for our economy to succeed,” Governor Reynolds said. “These Future Ready Iowa youth summer internship programs open doors for students who face barriers or who might not otherwise consider working in a particular industry or career. Our state can build a brighter future by helping both Iowa youth and employers envision the full range of what is possible in our workforce.

Grant funds may be used for services and resources to support program participant costs, including for example: intern salaries, training resources, participant transportation, clothing, program and indirect costs. Last year, more than 550 students participated in 26 summer internship programs. A total of $1.6 million was awarded for amounts ranging from $5,900 to $246,720.

Moline Creates Bilingual Spanish Early Learning and Family Empowerment Lab

Moline Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati, Kristi Mindrup, Vice President of Quad Cities Campus Operations at Western Illinois University, Lindsay Meeker of WIU College of Education and Human Services, and Ron Clewer of Gorman & Associates opened a new partnership that will expand child care options in an effort to bring more people back to work and fill long-vacant commercial spaces in downtown Moline.

WIU-QC will establish the Spanish Bilingual Early Learning and Family Empowerment Lab in the first floor commercial space of the Enterprise Lofts building. Strengthening child care options in Moline and throughout the region to increase labor force participation is a key goal.

Moline Creates Bilingual Spanish Early Learning and Family Empowerment Lab

The Moline City Council recently approved the use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to create a child care and labor infrastructure forgivable loan program that will help families and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing quality, worker-friendly childcare options. The program will operate similarly to the city’s 2021 Micro-Business Loan Program that has helped dozens of Moline entrepreneurs survive the economic impacts of the pandemic.

The program works by offering loans ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to child care providers – existing or new – to improve the quality and availability of child care services, encourage and support these businesses. to continue their activities, to expand their activities or to open new centres. Priority will be given to providers who offer non-traditional hours, particularly second and third shifts, nights and weekends, and those equipped to care for infants, toddlers and children with special needs. More details about the program can be found here.

What's the good news for February, Quad-Cities?

Sean Leary is a writer, director, artist, musician, producer, and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since he started at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. A graduate with honors from the master’s program at the University of Southern California, he has written more than 50 books, including the best-selling books The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.