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, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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