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Batting Cage, Jeff Dorsey
Batting Cage, Jeff Dorsey

The Big Dog is Ready for The Batting Cage to Open April 11

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.

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Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images
Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images

Thunderbirds and Blue Angels Are Flying Again

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.

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Andrew Burton, Getty Images
Andrew Burton, Getty Images

Advocacy Network for Children to Hold a Flag Raising Ceremony April 2

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. 

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Germanfest Returning to South Park in May

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.

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Jared Wickerham, Getty Images
Jared Wickerham, Getty Images

Former Q.U. Coach Steve Hawkins’ Team Meets Syracuse on CBS Today

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.

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Alex Wong, Getty Images
Alex Wong, Getty Images

Spring Finally Arrives at 11:57am CDT Today

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”.

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Parking Lot Site, Jeff Dorsey
Parking Lot Site, Jeff Dorsey

The Coach House to Expand Their Parking Lot

 

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.

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Kelly's Fun Run/Walk, Jeff Dorsey
Kelly's Fun Run/Walk, Jeff Dorsey

Kellys Fun Run/Walk for the Quincy YWCA Held in the Snow

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.

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St. Patrick's Parade, Jeff Dorsey
St. Patrick's Parade, Jeff Dorsey

Another Great St. Patrick’s Parade is History

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.  

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Jeff Dorsey/Dennis Oliver
Jeff Dorsey/Dennis Oliver

Here is How Quincy’s St. Patrick’s Parade Got Its Start

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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