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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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