Archive for History

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones Talking about My Generation Join me as your host, QC Jones takes you for a ride. Even though I have been pretty much living on airplanes for the past month or so, we’re not going via private jet. Instead, we’re traveling back in time. With express permission from the ever accom...

  • CASI Hosts Local Travel Adventures: Explore Your Own Backyard! CASI Hosts Local Travel Adventures: Explore Your Own Backyard!

    By Samantha Meier CASI Assistant Director of Marketing Looking for things to do this summer? Look no further than our very own Quad Cities area! CASI presents our Local Travel Adventure series with local trips and excursions every month. Check out some of our upcoming trips at an affordable price...

  • A Time-honored Tradition A Time-honored Tradition

    By Mary Schricker Gemberling My first exposure to Shakespeare was over fifty years ago in college when I enrolled in a cursory course about his life and writings. William Shakespeare surfaced once again in my early years of teaching when the curriculum demanded that my junior high students read Rom...

  • Say Yes to the Dress Say Yes to the Dress

    By John & Joan Maxwell Cinnamon Ridge Farms Striding with purpose into Goodwill, I knew I was stepping outside my comfort zone. Like a basketball play at a key moment of the game, I rehearsed the plan in my mind. “John,” I coached myself, “let’s get in there, find what you need, and ge...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones The mother of all... Mother’s day is just around the corner. This would be a great time for old QC Jones to go into karma collector mode and lay out mushy remembrances of Mother’s Days long past. Yes Ma’am with a flick of his arthritis infested typing fingers, yours truly could...

  • The Mississippi: Servant or Master The Mississippi: Servant or Master

    By Jan Rittmer Ridgecrest Village resident Here at Ridgecrest Village where I live, one resident calls herself, “A river rat from down by Muscatine,” and doubts she could sleep without the river flowing nearby. One man learned to sail on Lake Davenport above Lock and Dam 15, and remembers th...

  • May - The Emerald Month May – The Emerald Month

    By Eloise Graham May’s birthstone is the emerald. Mention emerald and we immediately think of that bright, deep jewel-tone green. In reality, it can come in various colors. The scientific name of the emerald is beryl or vberyllium and is mined as such. The chemical composition is Be3Al2(SiO3)6....

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones Ancestors of Aliens in the QCA? The Mysterious Case of Non-Human DNA Strains First, let me wish all my friends out there in the far reaches of our Great Quad-Cities, USA a happy and healthy April. Even though April starts off with the infamous Fool’s day, let me assure you that...