Q-C's ready for winter with New Year's and Eagle Watching


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Posted Online: Dec. 12, 2012, 2:27 pm
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Press release submitted by Jessica Waytenick



** Ring in 2012 with Great Fun in the Quad Cities
The Quad Cities has some great events to celebrate the New Year with great overnight hotel packages, Elvis, Dr. Zhivegas, The Candymakers, Cosmic, skiing, drag racing, or canoeing. All of the event and package details can be found on the full news release.
For a full news release, go to: http://bit.ly/ZaXlo8

** Quad Cities is a Winter Resort for Eagles
When the winter blues set in this year, it's time to come to the Quad Cities for bald eagle watching along the Mississippi River. The annual Bald Eagle Days is January 11-13, 2013, at the QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave. in Rock Island, Ill. It is the largest event in the Midwest dedicated to the United States' national symbol of freedom. Live eagle programs, exhibits, and Pella's Wolf Show. Hours: 4-8 pm Fri.; 10 am-8 pm Sat.; 10 am-5 pm Sun. Admission: $5 adults; $1 youth. For more info, call 309-788-5912 or visit www.qccaexpocenter.com More area eagle watches are scheduled throughout Jan. and Feb.
For a full news release, go to: http://bit.ly/VALwkC

**WHAT'S NEW - Center Ice at Bass Street Landing is a new outdoor public skating rink that opened on Sunday at 1601 River Drive in downtown Moline, Illinois. It is a seasonal ice rink 65-foot-wide, 120-foot-long just installed from December through mid-April. There are skate rentals and concessions available. Skaters can choose a 90-minute session, and it's open at night for skating under the lights. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. www.CenterIce-BassStreet.com

** Chocolate Festival Offers Free Samples
Indulge yourself on Sunday, Jan. 13 from 11 am-4 pm as chocolate is the main focus at this festival at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave. in Rock Island, Ill. There will be lots of free samples, special guest Willy Wonka, kid's chocolate activity center, and see a live chocolate tree growing in the center's Sun Garden. Admission: $15 adults; $3 kids 3-15. For more info, call 309-794-0991 or visit www.qcgardens.com
For a full news release, go to: http://bit.ly/UxwvPv

If you have any trouble getting to these individual releases, you can go to the main page at http://bit.ly/ujz9lT and access every release from there. There is no login needed so you can also copy the entire link into your web browser.

High-res pictures are also available to accompany any news release. Please let me know if you'd like pictures or more information about the Quad Cities.

The Quad Cities is located on the Mississippi River and is made up of the riverfront cities of Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa; Moline/East Moline and Rock Island, Illinois; and surrounding communities.



















 



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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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