Update on Rock Island news


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Posted Online: Feb. 20, 2013, 9:00 am
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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.

Broadway District to Host City Candidate Forum March 7th -Want to know what Rock Island city candidates think about issues affecting Broadway residents? Come and find out at a public forum on Thursday, March 7. The event will be 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Broadway Presbyterian Church, 710 23rd St., Rock Island.

The following candidates have been invited:
Mayor: Incumbent Dennis Pauley, David Levin, and Rick Cassini.
1st Ward: Incumbent Terry Brooks and Ivory Clark.
5th Ward: David McAdam, Margie Mejia-Caraballo, Kate Hotle, and Anthony Heddlesten.

Each candidate will have a brief opportunity to make any remarks, and then the forum will be open for questions from the audience. For more information, please contact Barb Braun at (309) 788-1769 or barb@thecommunicationsolution.us.

Holiday Refuse and Recycling Collection Schedule - Refuse and recycling collection will be on the normal collection schedule during the week of the President's Day holiday, Monday, February 18. The Drop-Off Center located at Millennium Waste, 13606 Knoxville Road, Milan will be open on Saturday from 7 am to 12 noon.

2013 RV & Camping Show- February 22-24th the 2013 RV & Camping Show sets up camp at the QC Expo Center. Exhibitors will showcase everything for the RV and camping adventurer from full size equipment to accessories. Hours are Friday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Adults are $7 - Kids (6-16) are $1 and kids under 6yrs are free.

The Artful Office Ribbon Cutting – Join us for the Artful Office Ribbon cutting Friday, March 1, at 4:00 pm at 1700 2nd Avenue, Suite 1. The Artful Office offers unique items for creatives, aspiring entrepreneurs that want to turn their office, business, or dorm into meaningful and functional workspace. 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.



















 




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  Today is Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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