Update on Rock Island news


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Posted Online: Dec. 05, 2012, 12:21 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.


QC Collective Ribbon Cutting - Friday, December 7, 2012, at 4 pm, QC Collective will have a ribbon cutting to celebrate their new location and being the first tenant in The Shoppes on 2nd, a retail incubator. Immediately following the ribbon cutting will be the Grand Opening. QC Collective is an innovative business that showcases retail items from over 55 local and regional artists. QC Collective features handmade products, artwork and gifts that are practical, functional and affordable. They are located at 1700 2nd Avenue, Suite 3. Store hours are 11 am to 7 pm Tuesday through Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Gallery Hop - Gallery Hop is the foremost winter-time event of the Rock Island Arts & Entertainment District. See local and regional artists throughout galleries and hot spots in downtown Rock Island on Friday, December 7, 2012 from 5 pm to 9 pm. Oils, watercolors, sculptures, photography, jewelry and more on display and for sale. For more information please visit www.ridistrict.com.

35th Annual Children's Christmas Party - The Martin Luther King Center and Kiwanis Club of Rock Island are sponsoring the 35th Annual Children's Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 14, 2012. The program provides wrapped gifts, books and treats for Rock Island/Milan children, ages 3 to12 years, whose families are in need of assistance during the holiday season. Interested parents need to register at the King Center by Friday, December 9. Registration is required. Volunteers interested in helping with gift wrapping for the King Center Children's Christmas Party can help on Saturday, December 10 from 9 am until task is completed. For more information please call (309) 732-2999.

Holiday Lighting Contest - The Rock Island Beautification Commission is sponsoring the 27th Annual Holiday Lighting Contest. To nominate a residential or commercial light display, send the name and address of the display via email to haag.dena@rigov.org or call (309) 732-2904 by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. Judging will take place on the evening of December 17, when all displays should be illuminated by 5:30 pm. Please visit www.rigov.org for more information.

Season of Light - Augustana College's John Deere Planetarium at 820 38th Street, will present its annual holiday program from Saturday, December 8, 2012 to Friday, December 14. The planetarium show "Season of Light" will be offered weekdays at 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm. The show uses the planetarium sky projector, astronomical images, music and narration. Admission is free and reservations are requested. For reservations, call (309) 794-7327 during weekday business hours.

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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