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 Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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