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Kurt Parsons

Quincy Mural Dedication Scheduled for Friday

The recently completed 5,000 square foot mural located at 115 North 4th Street in downtown Quincy will be dedicated on Friday, June 28th at 4:30 pm prior to the opening of the 10th Annual Midsummer Arts Faire. The public is invited to attend the short dedication ceremony.

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Midsummer Arts Faire - Quincy, Illinois
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10th Annual Midsummer Arts Faire is This Weekend in Quincy

The 10th Annual Midsummer Arts Faire will take place Friday, June 28 through Sunday, June 30, in downtown Quincy’s Washington Park. Hours are Friday 5 - 9pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 11am - 4pm. This year’s Midsummer Arts Faire features 58 fine artists selected in a competitive jury process who display and sell their work. In addition to the art sale, the Faire features entertainment, a local food court, beer and wine tent, community partner events and free hands-on art activities for all ages.

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Amazing cakes in Quincy, Illinois
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15 Amazing Cakes Created in the Quincy Area [Photo Gallery]

Is there anyone that doesn't like cake? Not only are cakes a lot of fun to eat, but sometimes they're just as much fun to look at! Shows like 'Food Network Challenge,' 'Ace of Cakes,' and 'Cake Boss' are popular because of the amazing creations the bakers are able to come up with. We happen to have some equally-as-impressive cake decorators right here in our area.

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Kids enjoying the Midsummer Arts Faire in Quincy, Illinois
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Midsummer Arts Faire is a Great Event for Kids

This year marks the 10th anniversary for Quincy's Midsummer Arts Faire. Even though the event is now a decade old, I had never attended until last summer. I happened to be babysitting my then seven-year-old niece that weekend, and we were looking for something to do. We gave the Arts Faire a try, and had a great time!

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Washington Theater - Quincy, Illinois
Washington Theater - Quincy, Illinois

Old-Fashioned Signs in Quincy, Illinois [Photo Gallery]

Yesterday we published a story about old-fashioned signs that are up in and around Hannibal. Today our camera went out in Quincy. Carved wooden signs, fonts and designs that you just don't see anymore, awesome awnings, marquees and giant metal arrows are just a few of the types of unique signage that can be found around Quincy.

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Fishing Rodeo in Quincy a Huge Success [Photo Gallery]

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Fishing Rodeo, which was held Saturday at Moorman Park in Quincy! 

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Moore/Fox Photos/Getty Images

Free Fishing Days in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa Coming Up

If you have listened to the Y101 Morning Show over the years you probably know that on Free Fishing Days Dennis Oliver and I would go out and fish live on the air.  Sometimes we were at the Mississippi River.  Other times at ponds and lakes in the area.  Over the years I have caught a few fish during our live broadcast times, but Mr. Oliver has never caught a fish with me during those times or even during off the air times.Not one fish has ever been harvested by him over a 20 or so on and off years of fishing with me.

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Cindy Ord, Getty Images
Cindy Ord, Getty Images

If You Own a Pet You Are in the Majority

My lifestyle and my work have prevented me from one of the more enjoyable relationships a person can have, and that is with their pet. Having a pet greet you at the door when you come home is something I truly miss. If you are a pet owner you know exactly what I mean.

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Department of Tourism Insert/ Jeff Dorsey
Department of Tourism Insert/ Jeff Dorsey

What? No Quincy in the Illinois Department of Tourism Guide Insert?

Did anyone else notice the lack of Quincy mentioned in the "Illinois Getaway Spring/Summer Edition" insert in the Sunday Quincy Herald Whig? I started thumbing my way page by page looking for something about visiting Quincy and there was nothing to be found.

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Riverfront, Quincy, Illinois
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Mother’s Day Ideas for Moms in Quincy

Mother's Day is coming up on May 12. It's a hard day to plan and shop for because moms always say that they'll "love anything." We all know that moms do not "love anything," even though they insist that they will

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