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 Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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