Update on Rock Island news


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Posted Online: May 15, 2013, 12:53 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.

Lissie Concert to Benefit ALS - Acclaimed international rock artist, Lissie Maurus, will return home Sunday, May 19th to team up with the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department for a second time. The concert will be held at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island, IL from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm benefiting the ALS division of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. The outdoor concert will include a family friendly day of live music, food and fun. Admission is available at the gate only and is $10 for adults and children 12 and under will be free with paid adult. Four great bands will perform including Jordan Danielson (jordandanielsenmusic.com), Phox (phoxband.com), Whoozdads? featuring Ellis Kell (whoozdads.com), and Lissie (lissie.com). For more information please call (309) 732-7275.

2013 Heart Walk - 2013 Quad Cities Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's national campaign to get America moving. The Heart Walk is a non-competitive walk that celebrates those who have made lifestyle changes and encourages many more to take the pledge to live healthier lifestyles while raising the dollars needed to fund life-saving research and education, advocate for health and save lives. Join us this year at the Quad Cities 2013 Heart Walk and let your footsteps raise awareness and funds, Saturday, May, 18 at the Great River Plaza in the District of Rock Island. Festivities begin at 8:00 am and the walk starts at 9:30 am. Register to walk at www.quadcitiesheartwalk.org or call (563) 323-4321.

Summer Movie Series - The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center is delighted to invite the community to the Summer Movie Series. The Movies will begin May 13th and will conclude August 26th, 2013. All shows will start at 12:00 pm in the Ida Robinson Banquet Room at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center located at 630 Ninth Street in Rock Island. The Summer Movie Series is an initiative that focuses on bringing families and community together in entertainment and dialogue. Immediately after the film viewing, attendees are encouraged to remain for 30 minutes of (R&R) Reflection and Response. The goal is to bring people together through the vehicle of entertainment in an effort to foster shared learning, understanding, and enjoyment. Monday Matinee attendees will view the movie at no cost. A popcorn and soft drink package will be available to purchase.

2013 Young Professional Awards - The Network's Symposium & Young Professionals Community Impact Awards were held Thursday, May 2 at the Establishment Theatre in Rock Island culminating a week long celebration of the #QuadCitiesWeek and what a great community it is to work and live in. Individuals and business were honored including, the 2013 Multi-Modal Award, Rock Island Bike Path Project. Thank you to the Young Professionals Network for recognizing our Bike Path Project.

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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