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Credit Island Park Reopens PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Collins   
Wednesday, 08 October 2008 02:02

Credit Island Park reopened on Saturday, October 4. The park has been closed most of the season due to flooding. The golf course will remain closed until spring 2009. Traffic limitations are posted, and the lodge is closed until further renovations can be completed. Two park restrooms are open until the arrival of freezing weather, and two playgrounds are renovated and open. Three park shelters may be used but will not be available for rental until next season.

 

 
MetroLink Encourages QCs to Go Green PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Collins   
Wednesday, 01 October 2008 01:56

MetroLINK, the mass-transit system for the Illinois Quad Cities, has re-branded itself as "Metro" and is rolling out changes to encourage more Quad Citians to go green. These will include a new slogan, logo, bus-stop signs, graphics for the buses, and an Internet micro-site. Metro offers a green transportation option for the Quad Cities; half of its fleet consists of compressed-natural-gas buses, which reduce emissions of exhaust pollutants by 70 to 85 percent. For more information, call (309) 788-3360 or visit QCMetroLINK.com or the microsite at GoGreenMetro.com.

 

 
Help Davenport Public Library Celebrate “Ruby Renaissance” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Collins   
Wednesday, 24 September 2008 02:00

It's time to celebrate the Main Street Library at "A Ruby Renaissance," the 40th-anniversary party for the Edward Durell Stone Building. Taking place on Sunday, October 5, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., the party will offer something for everyone: numerous children's performers, including magician Rick Eugene; music by Ellis Kell; historic displays, including a photo montage and ephemera; special guests and speakers; and free refreshments. For more information about the anniversary party, contact Angela at (563) 888-3371, or visit DavenportLibrary.com. For more information about library history, visit QCMemory.org, or call (563) 326-7902.

 

 
Operation Medicine Cabinet Offers Free, Safe Disposal PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Collins   
Wednesday, 17 September 2008 01:58

Area residents can safely dispose of old medications, exchange mercury thermometers for a digital, pick up and drop off sharps containers, and have data-sensitive documents shredded free of charge during Operation Medicine Cabinet from September 18 through 20. Operation Medicine Cabinet will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations: Thursday, September 18, Medic EMS Facility, LeClaire Road and Highway 61, Eldridge; Friday, September 19, Bettendorf Fire Station, Middle Road and Crow Creek Road, Bettendorf; Saturday, September 20, Scott Area Recycling Center, 5640 Carey Avenue, Davenport. Residents can call the Waste Commission of Scott County at (563) 381-1300 or visit WasteCom.com for additional information. Last year's event yielded 11,780 pounds of material, which included approximately 1,245 pounds of pharmaceuticals, 660 pounds of sharps, 39 pounds of mercury thermometers, and 9,836 pounds of documents for shredding.

 

 
LL&W Collects Acorns for MillionTrees Project PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Collins   
Wednesday, 10 September 2008 02:09

Living Lands & Waters, Chad Pregracke's not-for-profit environmental organization, is gearing up for acorn collection for the MillionTrees Project. The organization is asking community members to collect and donate their acorns to the project with a goal of collecting 300,000 seeds to plant in its nursery this fall. These acorns will grow for one to two years, and the saplings will then be transplanted back into their native communities. The MillionTrees Project was initiated in September 2007 with the goal of growing 1 million native hardwood fruit- and nut-bearing trees over the next five to 10 years. Send seeds to: Living Lands & Waters; c/o MillionTrees Project; 17624 Route 84 N; East Moline IL 61244. If you have specific questions about the MillionTrees Project, contact Denise Mitten at (309) 236-6279 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information on other Living Lands & Waters projects, visit LivingLandsAndWaters.org.

 

 
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