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Family Fun Events For St. Patrick’s Day

Many of us will be taking part in the festivities of St. Patrick's Day, but some events are not for children. Here are a few events I found that involve the whole family.

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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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Here is the Official 2017 St. Patrick’s Parade Lineup

The 31st Annual St. Patrick’s Parade is this Saturday, March 11, 2017. It will begin at 11 a.m. from 12th and Maine and will go to 5th and Maine Streets where it will conclude. If you filled out the online registration in the past few weeks at y101radio.com, please check the parade lineup below to make sure you are on the list.

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Ben Braun
Ben Braun

How to Bowl For Free All Summer Long

Quincy’s Tangerine Bowl has teamed up with the “Kids Bowl Free” summer program to allow kids to…well…bowl for free. It’s a very appropriately-named program.

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Quincy Yard Waste Collection to Resume March 20

The City of Quincy has announced yard waste collection will resume the week of March 20 with container marking changes. Evans Recycling will collect yard waste in marked containers and/or the special yard waste paper bags. Something new this year is marked containers must be marked with a 2 inch wide stripe in a contrasting color 12 inches from the top of the container.

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Voice Choice Karaoke Contest Starts Tonight

Are you the Tri-States Voice Choice? Time to share your singing talent with the Tri-States.

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Quincy Mall Clothing Store to Close

A popular clothing store in the Quincy Mall will soon be shutting its doors.

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Principals Announced For the New QPS K-5 Elementary Schools

In a newsletter sent at to all Quincy Public School parents, the community is introduced to the new principals of the five new elementary schools.

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A New Coffee Shop is Coming to Downtown Quincy

The District in Quincy is growing with a new coffee shop opening in May.

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Quincy 72nd on The Best & Worst Illinois Cities for Employment

Illinois currently has the third highest unemployment rate in the United States and is dealing with an ever lingering budget crisis. That, my friends, would not seem to make Illinois a wonderful place to find employment. That can be misleading.

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