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Art with character: Embracing the imperfect and impermanent
One of the first things you notice as you step inside the two-story barn behind Karen Brinson's house is the smell of fresh lumber.
Finished in the fall of 2013, the addition to the Brinsons' Bettendorf home serves as an art studio for Karen and her husband, Kenn.
But don't let the smell of newness mislead you. Karen's approach to art — and life — is all about embracing the old, the imperfect and the discarded. More »
Save the date: Radish wellness event coming Dec. 5
Temperatures are falling as holiday stress is rising, and cold and flu season is near. There's no question that winter brings its own health challenges. To help you find area resources to meet those challenges — and to celebrate Radish magazine's 10th anniversary! — save the date of Dec. 5 for the second annual Radish Winter Wellness Festival, presented by Genesis HealthPlex, Moline.
The free event will offer an afternoon of... More »
Art offers hope, inspiration to cancer survivors and patients
Linda Sykes has been treated twice for cancer of the smooth muscle in her leg, in 2001 and 2012. Two years ago, she started taking art therapy class at Gilda's Club, and it's changed her life.
"It's an outlet for what life has thrown at me as a cancer survivor," Ms. Sykes, 61, of Moline, said recently. "Art is just wonderful for cancer. I want it to be a thriver, not just a survivor. The art helps me keep going... More »
Training for adventure: One woman's journey to 26.2 miles
I only recently became a runner, but I surprised myself and finished the Quad Cities Marathon.
The journey to the finish line was not easy. In April, while I was participating in the LiveStrong program for cancer survivors that is offered at the Scott County YMCA and the Two Rivers YMCA in Moline, I decided to run the race. The date of the run, Sept. 27, marked the two-year anniversary of my surgery when a cancerous tumor was removed from my... More »
From the editor
It's hard to believe that November already is here. Especially because as I type this, it's a breezy, warm afternoon. It's sort of the calm before the storm, November — the pause before the mess of holiday stress, and, of course, the literal snow and ice storms winter will bring. This month gives us a chance to take a breath before the last of the year flies to a close; a moment to reflect, spend time with family and friends, and be thankful.
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