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Jonathon Daniel, Getty Images
Jonathon Daniel, Getty Images

Quincy Elks Club Hoop Shoot is Set for January 18

The Elks Club of Quincy and the Elks National Foundation will be holding their annual local Elk’s Hoop Shoot contest for boys and girls in the area ages 8 to 13.  There will be three different age brackets…8 and 9, 10 and 11 and 12 and 13. 

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Jemal Countess, Getty Images
Jemal Countess, Getty Images

You Won’t Believe How Many Porta Potties Were in Times Square!

As I watched the ball come down at Times Square in New York City I couldn't help but think about a few questions regarding what is available to the million plus people who were gathered there on New Year’s Eve. So I did a little research on the celebration in New York City. The main question that came to my mind, after looking at the throng of people gathered there, was how many porta potties did they have to set up?

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

It’s the End of 2014, Where Did the Year Go?

Happy New Year! Where did the year go? I cannot believe we are celebrating a new year arriving already. Wasn't it just March and the St. Patrick's Parade? Wasn't it just Gus Macker time in May? Wasn't it just July with fireworks going off at the Quincy Gems game? Wasn't it just the last Blues in the District time in September? Wasn't it just Halloween, Thanksgiving and even Christmas? Where does time go?

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Times Square Ball/Waterford Crystal/Getty Images
Times Square Ball/Waterford Crystal/Getty Images

Guess What ‘Auld Lang Syne’ Means

At midnight (EST) tonight when the ball drops in Time Square in New York, millions around the world will sing Auld Lang Syne.  I have heard the song countless times and had no idea what those three words even meant. They actually mean "old long ago".

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Thank You for Making ‘Load the Lobby’ a Huge Success

No child should ever awake on Christmas morning without a gift. With that in mind, I came up with an idea 6 years ago called "Load the Lobby". Basically, it was an empty floor in our station lobby that needed to be filled with toys for the less fortunate kids in the area. I had no idea how many toys we would collect that first year but even if we collected 10 toys it was worth it.

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Salvation Army bell ringer
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Salvation Army Needs Help Packing Christmas Baskets

The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to help pack Christmas Baskets on Tuesday, December 16 at 8:00 a.m. Basket packing will take place this year at the old postal distribution center located just off Wismann Lane on 42nd Street. Just follow the signs. Volunteers may simply show up to help. No registration or confirmation is required.

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Bride at the clothes shop for wedding dresses
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Date Announced for the 2015 Y101 Bridal Expo!

It will be here before you know it, so mark it down on your calenders now because you don't want to miss the Y101 Bridal Expo!

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

IDOT Public Hearing on Quincy’s Memorial Bridge is Tonight

The Illinois Department of Transportation will be holding a public hearing on improvements for the Quincy Memorial Bridge. That meeting will be tonight (Tuesday) from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Kroc Community Center at 405 Vermont in Quincy.

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Central Fire Station, Jeff Dorsey
Central Fire Station, Jeff Dorsey

Central Fire Station Lighting Ceremony with Santa is Friday Night

Firefighter's Local #63 will be hosting the annual Christmas Open House and Fire Station Lighting Ceremony this Friday at the Central Fire Station at 906 Vermont in Quincy.  The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30.

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
Dan Kitwood, Getty Images

Bird Watchers Needed Locally for National Audubon Society

If you like watching birds, the National Audubon Society could use you. The Society is looking for people locally to assist them with their 115th annual Christmas Bird Count. The count is set for Saturday, December 20.  

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