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St. Patrick's Day

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Scott Olson, Getty Images

Did You Know That Corned Beef and Cabbage is Not an Irish Meal?

It is funny how we Americans consume certain foods with certain holidays. Like turkey on Thanksgiving Day and corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day.  Both could be eaten anytime of the year, but we seem to usually devour it on the appropriate holiday instead. Of course the turkey is an All-American bird and it fits the holiday in November, but, in what may surprise many, corned beef and cabbage is not the main staple in Ireland on St. Patrick's Day.   

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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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5 Post-St. Patrick’s Day Hangover Remedies

Step away from the Bloody Mary. The hair of the dog may go down easy, but it won’t cure that hangover. Instead, try these remedies that we swear by—and some (sour pickle juice?!) we’ll pass on.

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Matt Cardy, Getty Images
Matt Cardy, Getty Images

So Just Who Was This St. Patrick?

Ok, we will all be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this weekend as well as on Monday, the actual St. Patrick’s Day. Some will celebrate St. patrick's weekend in Quincy's parade tomorrow, some in the Historic Quincy Business District's Pub Crawl tomorrow night, and some in the Kelly's Fun  Run for the Quincy YWCA on Sunday in Quincy. But who was this St. Patrick?  Despite being somewhat of a celebrity Saint, St. Patrick really isn’t that well known. 

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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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Allison Joyce, Getty Images
Allison Joyce, Getty Images

Big Dog’s Top 10 Signs You Are Not Irish!

In the next few days everyone will be Irish especially in Quincy's 28th Annual St. Patrick's Parade on Saturday and that's a good thing. There will be plenty of true Irish people in the parade and plenty of Irish wannabes (and there is nothing wrong with that). But the Irish know who is Irish and who is faking it. With that said, here are my top ten signs you are not Irish.

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St. Patrick's Day Parade, Quincy, Illinois

2014 St. Patrick’s Parade Lineup

Thanks to everyone who has entered the 28th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade! The entries listed below are officially in the parade. Remember you must have something green on you or your entry (Balloons, ribbons, etc.). The parade is March 15 at 11 a.m. sharp and we go from 12th to 5th on Maine Street in Quincy.

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Corned Beef and Cabbage
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Ah, Ribs & Kraut, a Good ‘Irish’ Dinner at the K of C Saturday

Quincy’s 65th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, hosted by Blessed Sacrament Parish in the tradition of St. Boniface, will be held on Saturday, March 15 at the Knights of Columbus in Quincy.

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Paul McErlane, Getty Images
Paul McErlane, Getty Images

Do You Know What the Shamrock Stands For?

Shamrocks, you see them everywhere this time of year. You'll see thousands of them Saturday in Quincy's 28th Annual St. Patrick's Parade, but I bet few of us know what the shamrock stands for. 

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