Event: Tower to Table: Growing Your Own Produce Year Round, Janet Aguilar
Date: Sunday, February 3, 2013 Janet Aguilar will present Tower to Table: Growing Your Own Produce Year Round at 1 p.m. at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island. See a vertical tower garden and learn about aeroponic gardening. Free with admission ($6; $5 for ages 60 and up; $4 for ages 6-15; $2 for ages 2-5; free for under age 2). Call (309) 794-0991 or Last Name
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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2013. There are 20 days left in the year. 1863 — 150 years ago: The message of Abraham Lincoln, read in congress yesterday, is published in full in our paper today, with a new proclamation relating the terms upon which states can return to the union. 1888 — 125 years ago: An appropriation has been made by congress for the improvement of the upper Mississippi River with $200,000 set aside for the portion of the river between Keokuk and the mouth of the Illinois River. 1913 — 100 years ago: Work of remodeling First Swedish Lutheran Church at 4th Avenue and 14th Street was nearly completed. 1938 — 75 years ago: An unexplained outbreak of tularemia (rabbit fever) in the state has Illinois public health officials puzzled. Ten persons have died, and 243 are officially reported ill with the infection. 1963 — 50 years ago: A dramatic, multi-million dollar riverfront improvement project for the downtown area of Rock Island was unveiled at a meeting of 200 civic leaders at noon today. 1988 — 25 years ago: For several supporters of the Dispatch Goodfellow/Argus Santa program their donation is a year long project. Emma Pugh and Anne Persinger spent a good part of their spare time this year knitting forty pairs of mittens and slippers.