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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

Here’s the Real Meaning of Cinco de Mayo

OK, today is the 5th of May, or Cinco de Mayo Day. According to some people it’s a day that commemorates the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). Some people are questioning that though.I have my own version of why we celebrate the day. 

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Quincy Farmer’s Market to Open at Washington Park May 13

It is a sure sign of spring as the Historic Quincy Business District announced that Tuesday, May 13, will be the opening day of the Quincy Farmer's Market in Washington Park.

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

Letter Carrier’s Food Drive Date is May 10

It is well documented that the food pantries in the area have been in need of non-perishable food items.  The demand far exceeds to supply.  Well, here is an opportunity to help without having to go to one of the pantry locations complements of the area letter carriers.

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Former Daylight Donuts Building, Jeff Dorsey
Former Daylight Donuts Building, Jeff Dorsey

The Face of Quincy’s 24th and Broadway is Rapidly Changing

Demolition crews began working yesterday to demolish the old Daylight Donuts building at 24th and Broadway and have roped off the adjacent building which used to house The Associated Bank. This coupled with the removal of a building directly east of the Coach House Restaurant is certainly making 24th and Broadway begin to take on another look.  

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
Dan Kitwood, Getty Images

Here is the Dogwood Festival Block Party List

The Dogwood Festival Block parties will be held May 2, throughout the City of Quincy. Fourteen block parties were reported to Y101.  

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Former Chicago Cub Rick Monday (C) speaks while standing near a flag (Bottom-R) he rescued from being burnt by protesters more than thirty years ago at Dodger Stadium,
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Today is the Anniversary of Baseball’s Greatest Play by Rick Monday

Today is the 38th anniversary of what is considered by many to be the greatest play ever made in Major League Baseball. The play never involved a ball, a bat or a glove but it will go down as one of the most memorable.

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Dorsey, Norman, Lukowski & Oliver 1985, Jeff Dorsey
Dorsey, Norman, Lukowski & Oliver 1985, Jeff Dorsey

Today Marks the 29th Anniversary of the Beginning of 99Q Radio

April 25 is a very special day for me and four other people. It was 29 years ago today that 99Q hit the airwaves of the Hannibal-Quincy area. On April 25, 1985 at 5:30 a.m., WQCY-FM changed its format, as well as my life. The format went from “Easy Listening” to “Top 40″ and with it a legacy began. 

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Free Tire Recycling Drive This Saturday at Delta Tire for Quincy Residents

How many of you in Quincy have some tires in the garage that you need to get rid of? I am sure there are plenty of you. Well, Saturday is your day as Delta Tire, Blessing Hospital, Allied Waste, and Gully Transportation are teaming up to hold a Tire Recycling Drive for Quincy residents only.

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The Quincy Museum via Facebook
The Quincy Museum via Facebook

Mother’s Day Make It Yourself Spa Party at the Quincy Museum

On Saturday, May 10, the Quincy Museum at 1601 Maine Street will help young ladies celebrate Mother's Day with their special Make It Yourself Spa Party. Any combination of Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts, Daughters, Granddaughters and Nieces are welcome.

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Visa Card, Jeff Dorsey
Visa Card, Jeff Dorsey

Y101 and KHQA Teaming Up to give Away $50 Visa Cards

Is there anyone out there who would like to win a $50 Visa Card? Well, Y101 is teaming up with KHQA to give away a $50 Visa card periodically from now through May 21 beginning with tomorrow's D.O. and the Big Dog Morning Show.  

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