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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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Baseball and Bat on Home Plate
Walter Arce

The Longest Professional Baseball Game Ever Was Played 35 Years Ago

It was Saturday, April 18, 1981 when the players for Pawtucket, Rhode Island and Rochester, New York suited up to play a Triple “A” minor league baseball game at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket in front of 1740 fans.  Little did they know they would be involved in the longest professional baseball game ever. 

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

Friends of The Log Cabin’s Volunteer Clean-Up is Saturday

The Friends of the Log Cabins Association Board has scheduled the first workday of the season at the Log Cabin Village for this Saturday, April 23rd from 9 am to 12 noon. 

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Does Anyone Remember the Berry Liquor Stores in Quincy?

I was having a conversation about Quincy when someone mentioned that Quincy at one time had more bars per capita than any other city in America. I am not sure it is a true statement.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Quincy’s 9-11 Display Needs to be Re-Located

The memory of 9-11 is fading for most people and that is unfortunate.  It is an event that we should never, ever forget. One way to keep that from happening is to remind people of what took place.  For people in Quincy and the surrounding area stopping by the 9-11 artifact located in the Quincy City Hall parking lot would go a long way to making sure we never forget the attack on the United States in 2001.

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Moher Cliffs/ Three Lions,Getty Images
Moher Cliffs/ Three Lions,Getty Images

How Well Do You Know Your Irish History?

Let's see, we have the St.Patrick's Parade Saturday, The Blessed Sacrament St. Patrick's Dinner Saturday,  the Pub Crawl Saturday night, the Kelly's Fun Run for the YWCA on Sunday, The Irish Bowling event in St. Patrick, Missouri on Saturday, March 19 and a million other Irish-related activities this and next weekend.  As you can tell, some of these events are prior to and some after St. Patrick's Day which in Thursday, March 17. If you are not Irish already you will be by Thursday night.  With that said let's see just what you know about Ireland. 

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Three glasses of St. Patrick's Day green beer
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St. Patrick Holiday Facts

We have been saying for weeks now that the St. Patrick's Parade will be here before you know it, well "before you know" is here. The parade is tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Quincy and we would love for you to come down and watch it between 12th and 5th on Maine Street. We usher in spring with the parade and this year the Parade will kick off the St. Patrick's week with St. Patrick’s Day this Thursday, March 17. Even if you are not Irish, everyone is Irish this week. Here are a few facts about the St. Patrick holiday.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

This is How the St. Patrick’s Parade Started!

It was a morning in 1986 when I was working at 99-Q 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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The 67th Annual St. Patrick’s Dinner is Set for Saturday at K of C

The 67th Annual St. Patrick’s Dinner continuing in the St. Boniface Tradition and hosted by Blessed Sacrament Parish will be held on Saturday, March 12 at the Knights of Columbus in Quincy. 

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Julius Caesar
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Ever Wonder Why February Has the Fewest Days of Any Month?

As you already know, every month throughout the year has either 30 or 31 days except the month of February.  Why is that? Well, you have to go back to the days of Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus to get your answer.

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