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, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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