With the advent of the 2014 baseball season upon us, the Batting Cage bug has hit me. The bug to go to the batting cage and smash some baseballs around is attacking me like I would a fastball. The bad news is that the Quincy Park District’s Batting Cage is closed. The good news is that it will open for the season on Friday, April 11 at 3:30pm. The countdown is on.
A year ago I wrote a scathing blog criticizing the government for cancelling all of the Air Force Thunderbirds and the Navy Blue Angels performances in 2013. Well, after a year off due to government cutbacks, the Air Force Thunderbirds and the Navy Blue Angels are resuming their high flying acrobatic shows all over the United States this year.
Advocacy Network for Children is teaming with the Adams County State’s Attorney Victim/Witness Program to honor April as Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention Month and National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
The Sister City Commission announced at their monthly meeting that they will host the Germanfest on Saturday, May 31 in South Park. According to Mecki Kosin, the festival will come back in its original form, with food, drink and music.
Former Quincy University Hawks basketball coach Steve Hawkins will be on the sidelines today guiding his Western Michigan Broncos against the highly touted Syracuse University Orangemen in the second round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The game can be seen this afternoon locally on KHQA-TV with a 2:45pm scheduled start time.
Today marks the first day of spring or the day that the Vernal Equinox occurs. After the long winter we just endured, it couldn't come soon enough. The word Vernal means “occurring in spring” and the word Equinox means “equal night”.
What's happening next to the Coach House Restaurant at 24th and Broadway in Quincy? If you have driven in the alley behind the Y101 Radio Studios between Broadway and Spring Streets you probably have noticed the demolition of a building just east of the Coach House.
Mother Nature wasn't nice this morning for the Kelly's Fun Run/Walk for the Quincy YWCA as snowy and windy conditions prevailed. Despite those elements, a great turnout made the trek through the streets of Quincy Sunday morning. Once Kevin Reed fired off the cannon hundreds of runners and walkers took off.
The 28th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade is in the books. Many thanks to everyone for being in the parade and coming down to watch it as we finally "Ushered in Spring". With over 100 entries, this year's parade was the biggest ever surpassing the previous record of 94 entries.
It was a morning in 1986 when I was working at 99Q Radio with Dennis Oliver. He was just finishing up his morning show and I was beginning my mid-day stint (after working the morning show on WTAD earlier that morning). It was about a week before St. Patrick’s Day and I went up to D.O. and said we need to have a St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Quincy.
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