Update on Rock Island news


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Posted Online: Feb. 05, 2013, 12:43 pm
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Press release submitted by City of Rock Island


Update Rock Island is a segment at City Council meetings given by Mayor Dennis Pauley focusing on news in Rock Island. The video segment from the meeting is available on YouTube.

Zola Gallery Ribbon Cutting – Join us for the Zola Gallery Ribbon cutting Friday, February 8, at 4:00 pm at 1700 2nd Avenue, Suite 2. Zola Gallery is the Quad Cities first and premier model for an EcoArts gallery, taking the lead in EcoArts growth and environmental practices. Zola will offer high quality EcoArt pieces in a professional, industry-standard setting while promoting "Eco-literacy" and environmental themes. The Shoppes on 2nd hours are 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Tuesday through Friday, and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and closed Sunday and Monday.

Romance Blooms: Valentines in the Garden - Enjoy an elegant evening at the Quad City Botanical Center, Thursday, February 14 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Dance and take a romantic stroll through the tropical conservatory. Sample a variety of treats from one of the area's top caterers and enjoy an exotic array of fudge for dessert. Cash bar available. Each lady will receive a complimentary long stem rose. $75 per couple. RSVP to Katie at katie@qcgardens.com or call (309) 794-0991 x 28 by February 7.
Quad City Home Show Expo - Everything for the home! From plumbing to drapes, remodeling ideas to new construction, landscaping to interior decorating…it is all on display at the home show. You will be dazzled by 60,000 square feet of exhibits to meet your every desire in home construction, design, decorating, and furnishings. There is the latest in home theater, windows, doors, insulation, siding, hot tubs, fence, decks and more! Much, much more! A portion of the proceeds go to local charities and non-profit groups. Friday, February 8, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, February 9, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Sunday, February 10, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is $7.00 for adults, kids 16 and under free with paid adult.

Get Your Taxes Prepared for Free - Free tax assistance is available for individuals and families that earn less than $57,000 annually at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street on February 9 from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm and April 6, 9:30 am to3:00 pm. No appointments are necessary. For other locations or times, please call (563) 355-9900.

















 




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  Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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