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.

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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 Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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