By Sean Leary Yoga Shala stays true 
to the heritage of the 
most ancient and powerful personal transformative tradition. Evan and Kelly Harris believe Yoga is a gift, one that offers something for everyone.Quad-Citians can unwrap that gift at the Harris...

By Tracy Jacks Brandy VandeWalle swears her business isn’t haunted, but I’m not buying it. There might not be poltergeists going bump in the night, but everywhere you turn inside Rock Island’s Skeleton Key Art & Antiques, you can see the...

Our downtown is filled with an eclectic mix of entrepreneurs who are following dreams and passions or carrying on a legacy that has lasted generations. While a lot of the hard work, long hours, and energy spent being pillars of the...

Rock Island has long been known as a melting pot of different cultures, but thanks to a new downtown restaurant, it’s also a melting pot of flavor. It’s not every restaurant you can walk into and order a plate of...

By Sean Leary One of the most diverse and intriguing showcases for area entertainment since its debut. With everything from burlesque to comedy to theater to drag shows to live music to lip sync battles to dueling pianos and more, the...

By Tracy Jacks The latest arrival to the downtown Rock Island’s entertainment scene comes complete with all the bells and whistles, along with some beeps, bloops, plinks, plonks, and heroes on the half-shell. The Black Sheep is an arcade bar. It also...

By Ian Fox Taste Buds has teamed up to offer local artists and writers an opportunity to showcase their work in a sweet atmosphere. Get a taste of local art and literature while enjoying a taste of some delicious sweets and...

By Tracy Jacks If you think you have to live in a major city to be a fashionista, you’ve clearly never met Courtney Loftin. Courtney Loftin is the founder of The Gentry Boutique, downtown Rock Island’s home for fashion forward and...

By Tracy Jacks Rock Island loves its local artisans - and they love Rock Island, where their creativity is nurtured and valued. Our city is made even more special by the abundance of hand-crafted goods made right here. Some of that...