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Maps of Davenport’s Historic Districts Now Available PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Wednesday, 28 November 2007 02:33

The City of Davenport Historic Preservation Commission, in conjunction with the City of Davenport Design Center, has published a guide to the city's 17 historic districts. The map includes descriptions and photographs of historic structures, as well as the locations of the districts. The maps are free and available at many city offices. If you would like multiple copies for distribution, contact or visit the Design Center at 102 East Second Street, across from the Radisson.


Iowa Public Radio has completed its first statewide, on-air fund drive. Held from Friday, October 12, through Friday, October 19, the fund drive netted more than 5,000 pledges from 27 states and two foreign countries, raising $631,000 for the public-radio network. Iowa Public Radio encompasses three broadcast organizations: the WOI Radio Group in Ames, KUNI/KHKE in Cedar Falls, and WSUI/KSUI in Iowa City. Iowa Public Radio's 2008 spring fund drive is scheduled for April 4 through 11. For more information, visit (


The Family Museum's "A World of Culture" series continues on Saturday, December 1, spotlighting Mexico from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost for the event is included in regular museum admission. For more information, visit ( or call (563) 344-4106.


After seven events, the Timberlords, a Quad Cities paintball team, captured first place in the Chicago "ChiTown" Paintball 2007 Series. Timberlords won prizes for each individual event and won more than $5,000 in prizes and cash for winning the series. The tournament draws paintball teams from all over the Midwest. For more information on the event, visit (


The Bettendorf Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced that it has selected Robert J. Lundin II as its president and CEO. In August, a CEO task force was appointed to review more than 50 applicants for the open position. Once the job criteria and desired skill set were finalized, the task force narrowed the field to seven. Following two days of interviews, two finalists were selected. Each finalist made a formal presentation of their vision for the Bettendorf Chamber's future. The task force unanimously recommended Lundin.


The Faithful Pilot Café & Spirits and its online wine shop will present a wine-tasting event from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 2, at the Figge Art Museum, 225 West Second Street in Davenport. The cost is $10 per guest, and space is limited. To make reservations or for more information, call (563) 355-4139 or e-mail ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).


Libraries Together, a partnership of the four public libraries in Scott County, will offer another "Book Club Blowout" session, featuring a whole new list of books. Paul Ingram, book-buyer for Prairie Lights bookstore in Iowa City, will present this holiday season's best reads and gift ideas from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4, at the Davenport Public Library's Fairmount Street location (3000 North Fairmount Street). For more information about this free event, contact Angela at (563) 888-3371.


U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) has announced that Iowa college students can still apply for spring internships in his Washington, D.C., and Iowa offices. The deadline for spring- internship applications is December 5. Those interested in becoming an intern in Harkin's office can apply via the Web at (, or fax a résumé and writing sample to the attention of the intern coordinator at (202) 224-9369.


St. Ambrose University is building a combination residence hall/classroom facility on a portion of the parking lot north of the Galvin Fine Arts Center. The five-story building, to be completed by fall 2008, will house about 120 students in suite-style rooms similar to Tiedemann Hall on the upper three floors. Approximately 20 classrooms on the lower two floors will be programmed for general use. Russell Construction has been contracted to build the facility at the southeast corner of Gaines and Lombard streets at a cost of approximately $8 million, financed by the university.


Moline resident and artist Joy Flaherty will offer her work December 6 through 9 at Chicago's Merchandise Mart. The "One of a Kind Show & Sale" will feature more than 400 artisans exhibiting during the seventh-annual event, which is expected to draw 30,000 visitors. For more information, visit ( or call (800) 677-6278.

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