Update on Rock Island news

Posted Online: April 17, 2013, 11:11 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.

Community Shred Collection Day – Mark your calendars for the library annual drive up and drop off event for shredding personal papers. The free Community Shred Collection Day is Thursday, April 25, from 3:30 pm-5:30 pm in the alley outside the Main Library. Please note that Thursday is correct, there is was an error in the Township newsletter. Representatives from Document Destruction & Recycling Services will be on hand to collect personal papers for secured bulk shredding at their monitored facility in Davenport. For additional shred days held at other libraries, check the Money Smart website or call (309) 732-7303.

Stargazing & Planet Viewing - Augustana College's John Deere Planetarium, 820 38th Street, will be open to the public on Saturday, April 20, 2013 for a free evening of stargazing and planet viewing. The planetarium will be open from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm, with indoor and outdoor programs. This year's open house will feature views of Jupiter, the solar system's largest planet, and Saturn, with its magnificent ring system. Telescopes will reveal both planets as well as the mountains and craters of the Earth's Moon. The observation areas are unheated, so dress according to the weather. In the event of cloudy weather, telescope views may not be possible, but the indoor programs will be offered. For more information, please contact Gail Parsons at (309) 794-7318.

Golf Course Season Specials - Saukie Golf Course is offering a season special of $23.00 for an 18-hole round of golf and a cart every day after 10:00 am. Saukie Golf Course is conveniently located in the heart of Rock Island at the intersection of 31st Avenue and 38th Street. Call (309) 732-CART (2278) to set up a tee time. At Highland Springs Golf Course Pay for 9, Play 18 on Mondays and Wednesdays. Highland Springs is located in southwest Rock Island at 9500 35th Street West. Call (309) 732-PARS (7277) to set up a tee time.

Flamingo Follies – The QC Botanical Center is pleased to ask you to partake in the Flamingo Follies this summer. This exhibit will be an opportunity for regional artists to showcase their talent. Each artist who participates will be given a pink plastic flamingo lawn ornament to work your artistic magic on. You may paint, mosaic, turn it inside out, or plaster it. The method will be up to you as the creator. The artistically altered flamingos will be placed in our gardens for the exhibit "Flamingo Follies". For a registration form and deadline dates, email Beth at vs@qcgardens.com.

Citizen of Year Volunteers – Planning has started for the Citizen of the Year nominations. Council members Chuck Austin and Joy Murphy have volunteered to be a part of this year's committee.


Local events heading

  Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.

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