Help us Experience the Quad-Cities!


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Posted Online: Jan. 26, 2013, 4:44 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus soon will start a rotating Sunday feature where we'll showcase snapshots of local arts, cultural or heritage organizations -- including visual and performing arts groups.

To be part of this free feature, please email the following to Jonathan Turner at jturner@qconline.com:

-- Your organization's name and year founded.
-- Your mission and service area.
-- Your greatest accomplishments over the past five years.
-- Name and address of the venue(s) where you showcase your work.
-- Frequency of your performances or exhibits.
-- Specifics on your next show.
-- A recent high-resolution digital photo of your work (with names of anyone in the photo).
-- Your Web address and phone number.

We want to highlight the tremendous work the Quad-Cities arts, cultural and heritage groups are producing, and we hope to hear from you soon!



















 




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  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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