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Nearly 30 Local Students to Perform in ‘Shrek the Musical’

Quincy Community Theatre is bringing everyone's favorite ogre to their stage in February, and several local students from around the Quincy area will bring Shrek the Musical to life. Over 75 young performers auditioned for Shrek, and 28 have been cast for the musical, on stage February 5-7.

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Lady Windermere's Fan Cast
Quincy Community Theatre

Quincy Community Theatre Announces Cast of ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’

Quincy Community Theatre has recruited talent from all over the area for their upcoming production of Lady Windermere's Fan. Over 30 performers will be part of the the musical, which will be performed January 15-16. Tickets go on sale January 4, and are only $9. 

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Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Frequently Asked Questions From Quincy Visitors

Sometimes it's hard for locals to know exactly what's going on around the area. Imagine being someone coming in for a visit that's never been here before. We contacted the Quincy Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce to find out what questions they most frequently get asked by visitors. 

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Ethan Cowgill
Ethan Cowgill

Seven Awesome Toys That Have Been Donated to Load the Lobby!

The 7th annual “Load the Lobby” campaign is winding down to just a few days left, and we need your help to help load the lobby up! We wanted to show our appreciation for the donations we have received so far, and highlight some of our favorite toys that have come into our lobby.

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Griffen Performance Center - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Ben Franklin Coming Back to Quincy

We can check one of the Ten Businesses to Bring Back to the Quincy/Hannibal Area off the list. In fact, the very first business named.

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Tomacco, ThinkStock

Ten Things You Might Remember if You Grew Up Around Quincy in the 80s

It's fun to think back to when you were growing up. I grew up in the 80s and 90s. Some things haven't changed very much since then. Others have changed dramatically. Here are ten things those of us that grew up in the Quincy area might remember from the 80s. 

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iStock
iStock

The New Madrid Earthquake Was Supposed to Happen on December 3, 1990

Twenty-five years ago today, yours truly was on the road heading for Cape Girardeau, Missouri to broadcast a Quincy College-Southeast Missouri State University basketball game. I usually didn’t get too nervous going to ballgames, but this time I had a reason to be on edge because this was the predicted day of an earthquake for that area.

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

What Were Your Favorite Aladdin’s Castle Arcade Games?

The Quincy Mall “has it all,” and it's never more evident then when you step into Aladdin's Castle. While arcades have become increasingly niche, it's nice to see that Quincy still has a place to go where you can spend real money to play virtual games in hopes of earning another currency to exchange for rewards that you might have been better off just buying with real money in the first place. Over the years, Aladdin's Castle has hosted lots of different arcade cabinets. Here are some of my favorites.

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Iodrakon, ThinkStock
Iodrakon, ThinkStock

Who Has the Best Breakfast in Quincy? [Poll]

It is no secret that health officials have made it known that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Studies will show that a good breakfast will lead to a healthier and more productive day for people. Studies also show that students who eat a good breakfast are more attentive and do better in school. So eating breakfast is beneficial to all. So now the question is just who has the best breakfast in Quincy? Please vote for your favorite below. If your favorite is not listed please write it in.

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Santa at Quincy Mall
Kurt Parsons

Santa Arrives at Quincy Mall November 21

Quincy Mall is preparing for a busy November to kick off the holidays. With the arrival of Santa Claus, Toys for Tots, firetruck rides, and Black Friday specials, there's a lot going on at the mall.

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