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

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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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  Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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