All posts by Andrea Olson

North Scott neighbors continue creative streak

Andrea Olson | January 8th, 2019

A grassroots group of women launched a creative community development organization last year after meeting at a Happy Joe’s restaurant in Eldridge for the Quad Cities Big Table. “We hosted a Big Table and discussed how we could build a stronger sense of community and engage more with our neighbors,” said Jillian McCleary, co-founder of…read more

Big Table in Action: QC Pastport celebrates Quad Cities’ history

Andrea Olson | December 19th, 2018

The first Quad Cities Big Table last spring elevated civic conversation and fostered new relationships, inspiring Quad Citizens to turn their ideas into action. Natalie Linville-Mass and Rachel Thomas are two of those Quad Citizens. The friends attended separate discussions, but they each walked away with a similar wish: to see the region’s historic buildings…read more