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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. I have my own version of why we celebrate the day. 

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What is a Circus Without Elephants?

Anyone who has ever gone to the circus as a kid always remembers that day of watching the clowns, the trapeze acts, the lions and of course, the elephants. I remember my visit as a kid to Madison Square Garden in New York City to see the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. For me the elephants made the biggest impression that day.

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Al Bello, Getty Images

The ‘Quest Derby’ is This Saturday at The State Room

The "Quest Derby" will be held this Saturday, May 7, from 3 to 6 pm at The State Room in Quincy. The Kentucky Derby will be shown to help raise money for The Quest Stables, Quincy’s equestrian services and therapy.

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Ben Braun

Scenes From the 2016 Dogwood Parade [VIDEO]

The official text from Alta over at the Quincy Chamber came in at 7:13 this morning. The parade was on!

Though the weather wasn't entirely complimentary to our 47th annual tradition down Maine, it was decidedly good enough...

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Youtube

Did This Youtube User Unearth Pics From the First-Ever Dogwood Parade?

Well this is interesting.

While scouring the interwebs for information on Quincy’s Dogwood Festival, I may have stumbled upon some never-before-seen images from the Gem City’s inaugural spring celebration in 1970.

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Quincy Preserves Spring House Tour is This Sunday

This Sunday,  May 1, the Quincy Preserves Spring House Tour of 6 different locations will take place from 1 to 5 p.m.  The tour will take place rain or shine.

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Sreedhar Yedlapati, Getty Images

Tri-State Lugnuts Kick-Off the Cruise-In Season May 14

Y101 Radio is proud to be a sponsor for the Tri-State Lugnuts Endless Summer.  The Summer Kick-off is Saturday, May 14th at 6:30 at the Quincy Mall parking lot featuring a Car Show and a Cruise-In. 

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Mikael Damkier, ThinkStock
Mikael Damkier, ThinkStock

Fishing For Freedom Needs Volunteer Boaters

This year's Fishing for Freedom event is set for June 3rd though June 5th.  So far nearly 200 active military and veterans have signed up for the three day fishing experience and that list will grow between now and the event in early June.

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Jeff Dorsey, Dave Norman,Liz Lukowski, Dennis Oliver
Jeff Dorsey, Dave Norman,Liz Lukowski, Dennis Oliver

Were You Listening to 99-Q Radio 31 Years Ago Today?

Today marks the 31st anniversary that 99Q Radio 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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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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Baseball’s Greatest Play by Rick Monday Was Made 40 Years Ago Today

Today marks the 40th 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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