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 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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