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Quincy Society of Fine Arts
Quincy Society of Fine Arts

National Acrobats for the People’s Republic of China in Quincy Thursday

The Quincy Civic Music Association is presenting the National Acrobats for the People's Republic of China this Thursday, October 9. The presentation will take place at the Morrison Theatre at 14th and Maine Streets in Quincy beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Mr. Dorsey, Meet Mr. Dorsey! The Teddy Bear Clinic is Sunday

The 26th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic will be held this Sunday afternoon from noon to 4pm at Blessing Hospital's main entrance. As the founder of this event 26 years ago, the staff at Blessing Riemann College of Nursing was kind enough to name one of two new gigantic Teddy Bears after me.  He is known as the "Dorsey Bear" and the other is known as "Flo" after Florence Nightingale. This morning I got the chance to meet my namesake in our studios.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Thanksgiving Day Set by Abe Lincoln on This Date in 1863

Thanksgiving Day is 55 days away and you can thank Abraham Lincoln for establishing it as a national holiday. Lincoln proclaimed that Thanksgiving Day should be observed on the last Thursday in November on this date in 1863.

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Quincy Exchange Club
Quincy Exchange Club

Quincy Exchange Club’s Field of Honor Coming in November

The Quincy Exchange Club has announced that The Field of Honor will be coming to Quincy next month. The Field of Honor, which is 1,000 American Flags arranged in neat rows and columns, will be on display at the Illinois Veterans Home over the upcoming Veterans Day weekend.

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Fire Truck - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

QFD Holding Their Fire Prevention Week Kickoff Sunday

In conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, the Quincy Fire Department will be holding their Annual Fire Prevention Week Kickoff event on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Quincy Mall. Their theme this year is "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month." The event will be held on the South parking lot in front of Bergners with the Fountain Court area utilized in case of bad weather.

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Adams County Sheriff's Department
Adams County Sheriff's Department

Was Dr. Michael Swango Involved in The Tylenol Scare 32 Years Ago

Some 32 years ago on this date, seven people in the Chicago area died mysteriously. The only common denominator in their deaths was that they all used Extra Strength Tylenol. Shortly thereafter, it was determined that they all took Tylenol capsules that were laced with cyanide. The year was 1982. That was two years before the name Dr. Michael Swango became newsworthy.

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Kroc Center - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

The Salvation Army’s Family Thrift Store Groundbreaking Held Today

The Salvation Army of Quincy, Illinois officially broke ground on a new Family Thrift Store building this morning. The new building will be located at 425 Broadway across the street from the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, and across 5th Street from the John Gardner Stevenson Family Emergency Shelter & Family Services building.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

‘Firefighters for a Cause’ T-Shirts Are on Sale Now

The 2014 "Firefighters for a Cause" T-Shirts are now available at the Central Fire Station in Quincy at 906 Vermont. This dark grey t-shirt, designed by firefighter Mike Dade, features a full black logo with the breast cancer ribbon dressed as a firefighter performing an automobile extrication. The proceeds from the sale of these shirts will go to the Blessing Cancer Center's Financial Assistance Program.

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Steve Felde, Blessing Hospital
Steve Felde, Blessing Hospital

It’s Not Every Day You Get a Bear Named After You! See ‘Dorsey Brown Bear’ at The Teddy Bear Clinic October 5

A couple of six foot tall stuffed bears will make their first appearance at the Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing’s 26th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic on Sunday, October 5, from Noon to 4 p.m. The Clinic will be held in the Auditorium of Blessing Hospital at 11th Street in Quincy (Hospital main entrance).The new bears are named Flo and Dorsey Brown Bear.

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Quincy Society of Fine Arts
Quincy Society of Fine Arts

The Great River Grape Escape is This Saturday and Sunday in Quincy

For wine lovers, your ship will come in this weekend in Quincy as the Annual Great River Grape Escape will be held on Quincy's Riverfront Saturday and Sunday.  

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