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Good day for doing things I’ve been putting off

February 3, 2013

#1 Defrosting the freezer   My freezer is next to my washing machine. One day recently, well maybe a few weeks or months ago, I took my clothes out of the dryer and hung them over the washing machine until they could be ironed.  I tend to iron as I need things or if I’m […]


How to spot flood-damaged cars or What’s that Funky Smell?

February 3, 2013

Florence, Alabama – With all the recent rain we’ve had here in the Shoals area and the recent super storm/hurricane Sandy up on the east coast, we here at the Quad-Cities Daily want to take a minute and advise our readers about the hazards of buying a used car.  With all the flood damage the […]


Was a hotel actually built in order to kill guests?

February 3, 2013

HH Holmes is one of the first documented American serial killers. One of his sickest and notorious schemes is a “Castle” he built in Chicago that he opened at the time of the 1893 World’s Fair as a hotel. The hotel had numerous rooms and ways to kill people and it was so effective, that […]


Tackling Food Safety: Keeping Your Food Safe on Superbowl Sunday

February 2, 2013

Super Bowl Sunday is a great American tradition, and a great way to bring together the three Fs: football, friends, and food. Super Bowl Sunday is also the second biggest day to consume food in the United States, only after Thanksgiving. One of the most popular ways to celebrate is by inviting family and friends to enjoy a buffet. […]


Where will genetically engineered mosquitoes be released first?

February 2, 2013

In America, mosquitoes can potentially lead to negative effects on the environment and on the human population. The new breed of mosquitoes is engineered simply to eliminate normal mosquitoes, thus reducing the problem! The Florida Keys will be the first area in the world for genetically modified mosquitoes to be released. Based on the results […]


Aquila Theatre to Present ‘Taming of the Shrew’ at UNA

February 1, 2013

FLORENCE, Ala. – The internationally acclaimed Aquila Theatre travelling acting company is returning to the Norton Auditorium stage at the University of North Alabama Feb. 7, this time to perform the amusing Shakespearean favorite “Taming of the Shrew.” Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the show will begin at 7 p.m. UNA has been a […]


Is cracking your knuckles harmful?

February 1, 2013

Cracking your knuckles (or any of your joints) can have therapeutic benefits. When you crack one of your joints you are pulling the bones that are connected at the joint apart from each other. This process stimulates your tendons, relaxes your muscles, and loosens your joints. Chiropractors do this for spinal joints when your back […]


Scott Boyer, Jr. Recovery Benefit – Some photos from the sound check

January 20, 2013

FLORENCE – Most anyone in The Shoals who keeps up with our rich music community knows Dick Cooper. For those who aren’t familiar with the name, Dick Cooper’s story  parallels The Muscle Shoals Sound from the early ’70’s until today. Dick is a songwriter, a stage manager, historian, confidant in whom the closest secrets are held, […]


Scott Boyer Recovery Benefit – PHOTOS Part IIII

January 20, 2013

FLORENCE – We are please to present the first batch of event photos from last Thursday night’s Muscle Shoals to Music Row benefit for Scott Boyer, Jr. It was a great evening… Great Music and a huge outpouring of of love and best wishes for Scott. See our previous stories by clicking on this LINK.  Photos by […]


Scott Boyer Recovery Benefit – PHOTOS Part III

January 20, 2013

FLORENCE – We are please to present the first batch of event photos from last Thursday night’s Muscle Shoals to Music Row benefit for Scott Boyer, Jr. It was a great evening… Great Music and a huge outpouring of of love and best wishes for Scott. See our previous stories by clicking on this LINK.  Photos by […]


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