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Help Name the Putnam’s Egyptian Gallery PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Collins   
Tuesday, 21 July 2009 08:20

The Putnam Museum's Egyptian Gallery is undergoing a renovation - and the museum is looking for a new gallery name to go with its new look. The gallery has housed two mummies since the 1960s and is slated to reopen August 22 with several updated components, including new flooring, new lighting, new mummy cases, and a touch-screen video monitor that features results from the CT scans performed at Genesis two years ago. Name suggestions should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by July 30. The winner will be notified in August, will receive a lifetime membership to the Putnam, and will be invited to the gallery's VIP premiere on August 21.

 
Journey of Hope Cyclists Visit Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Collins   
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 09:53

On Wednesday, July 22, a team of cyclists participating in the Journey of Hope will arrive in Davenport as part of a nine-week, 4,000-mile cycling event across the country to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities. The team will arrive in the afternoon and then have dinner and a friendship visit at 1757 West 12th Street beginning at 5 p.m. Visit PushAmerica.org for more information, or call (704)504-2400 extension 159.

 
Input Solicited for Two New Rock Island Park Concepts PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Collins   
Tuesday, 07 July 2009 10:52

Two new park concepts are being developed by the Rock Island Parks & Recreation Department: Old Chicago Park and Douglas Park. Old Chicago Park, located on Ninth Street east of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, will be a brand-new park. The designs can be viewed here. Comments and suggestions on the plans are being accepted by e-mail ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and phone (309)732-7275. A finalized design will be created and presented for public comment in the coming months.

 
Goldmans Donate Properties to Rock Island Economic Growth PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Collins   
Tuesday, 30 June 2009 07:35

The Goldman family has donated six properties in the 1600 block of Second Avenue to Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation. Stanley and Ann Goldman, owners of Hyman's Furniture Store, were honored Friday for their contributions to the community, including the recent property donations. The properties, valued at nearly half a million dollars, are slated to become a business incubator and housing.

 
Woodcarvers’ Show Moves to Bettendorf PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Collins   
Tuesday, 23 June 2009 06:03

After being in Davenport for 42 years, the International Woodcarvers Congress is moving its annual show to Bettendorf's new Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center. The event runs Thursday, June 25, through Sunday, June 28, and is the longest-running and most-prestigious competitively judged woodcarving art show in existence. Featuring exhibits from all over the United States, Canada, and some countries overseas, the show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 2021 State Street. Admission is $4, but children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit AWCLtd.org.

 
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