During 2016 visitors from 48 states and 24 countries from around the world were served by “Hosts” in Quincy's Official Tourist Information Center in the Villa Kathrine located at 532 Gardner Expressway.
I was sitting around talking to some friends when one walked in with a purse the size of Montana and I said to her “you must have everything including Green Stamps in there”. She laughed with the rest of us and it got us to talking about the days of Green Stamps in the United States.
Honda announced yesterday that it is recalling 772,000 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in the U.S. for defective front passenger seat air bag inflators made by Japanese supplier Takata Corporation.
Having founded and organized the St. Patrick's Parade in Quincy my ears perked up a few weeks ago when someone told me a new Irish pub was opening in Quincy. It was intriguing information, but I needed to find out more. So here's the more. Sammy O'Sullivan's Irish Pub & Gaming Parlor opened their doors a few weeks ago at 123 South 4th Street next to The Patio Restaurant.
In a world of shopping malls, mega markets, Walmarts and large grocery outlets, there sits in Quincy one of the last remaining small family-owned grocery stores in Winking Market at 416 South Fourth Street.
There will come a day when home delivery by humans is a thing of the past. I would never have thought that that day would come during my lifetime but low and behold it has. There is a humanless pizza delivery system being used in England.
I have been reminiscing a little this week with it being the 23rd anniversary of the West Quincy levee break and I got to thinking about making a few stops at Merkels Hardware for batteries and a flashlight and some other things. It got me thinking about the businesses that were open then and are not today, like Merkels.
Garage sales have become a business. Is it just me or are there more garage sales than ever going on in this area? It seems like every power pole (undamaged) has a message on it directing someone to a sale. The best sign I ever saw was on South 24th Street a few summers ago that said "Crap for Sale" with an arrow.
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