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 Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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