News update on city of Rock Island


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Posted Online: Feb. 18, 2014, 9:57 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.

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. The Drop-Off Center located at Millennium Waste, 13606 Knoxville Road, Milan will be open on Saturday from 7:00 am to noon. City of Rock Island offices will be open on President's Day, Monday, February 17, 2014.

Black History Month Celebration Series – The celebration of Black History Month continues at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 630 Ninth Street, with two upcoming events. Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 6:00 pm, Dinner and Movie fosters dialogue and encourages intergenerational communication by a viewing the motion picture, "The Butler." The movie is free to the public and dinner will be available for purchase with all proceeds benefiting the King Center's Athletic and Recreational Programs. Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 6:00 pm, The Fabric of Our Lives: The History of African American Quilting. Learn of the unique story of quilting beginning in slavery and present day reflections from guest speaker and quilter, Debra Morgan. For more information concerning these events, call (309) 732-2999.

QCCA Expo Center RV & Camping Show – The 2014 RV & Camping Show is coming to the Quad City Expo Center February 21 through February 23, 2014. Hours are Friday, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. No matter how you prefer to sleep under the stars – you can find your destination gear here. Adult tickets are $7.00, Kids 6-16 are $1.00 and kids under 6 are free. Friday is Senior Day from noon to 4:00 pm – just $5.00 tickets at the door.

Rock Island High School Presents, American Promise - As a part of Black History Month, Rock Island High School is hosting educational screenings in the Little Theatre of the film, American Promise, on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 4:30 pm or 6:30 pm. The screenings are free and open to the public. American Promise, provides a rare look into black middle class life while exploring the common hopes and hurdles of parents navigating their children's educational journeys. The RIHS Little Theatre is located on the north side of the building along 23rd Avenue & 17th Street. For more information, call (309) 793-5900 x281.
Historic Bridges of the Quad Cities – Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the Main Library Community Room learn about the historic bridges of the Quad Cities. This illustrated presentation, given by Curt Roseman, will feature the major bridges on the Mississippi and Rock Rivers in the Quad Cities. Collectively they represent a great variety of styles and histories. This is free and open to the public.



















 




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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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