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‘Elvin Tappe Lane’ at Q.U. Stadium Needs to Happen

In January of 2013 the Quincy Park District announced that their new park on Bonansinga Drive would be known as Lincoln Park. The Park District had asked the public to submit names to be considered and you can’t go wrong with the name of Lincoln. I had submitted the name of Elvin Tappe. So Elvin lost out to Lincoln, but so did Steven Douglas.

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Hulton Archive,Getty Images
Hulton Archive,Getty Images

What “Walk-Up” Song Fits the Big Dog?

I have no idea how I happened to be on so many people's birthday list but thank you for all of the birthday wishes I have been receiving today.  Birthdays are fun and they make you reflect on things you have done in the past.  There are two things I have always wanted to do in my life and I am lucky to say that I have done them both.  

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

The 27th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic is This Sunday

The 27th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic will be held this Sunday afternoon from noon to 3 p.m. at Blessing Hospital's main entrance. As the founder of this event 27 years ago, the staff at Blessing Riemann College of Nursing was kind enough to name one of two new gigantic Teddy Bears after me last year.  He is known as the "Dorsey Bear" and the other is known as "Flo" after Florence Nightingale. If you missed them last year, both bears will be there this Sunday.

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Hey, Fireworks Face!

I was reading a Time Magazine when I came across in bold print the following....$81.29. It caught my eye and I read on to find out that for $81.29 one can buy a 200 rocket fireworks package that will explode and form the shape of the buyers face. It would also be visible from up to 20 miles.

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Photo By: Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Photo By: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

How to De-Value an Autographed Baseball

The year was 1985 and I was young enough to be mistaken as a ball player and what followed was a pure shame.

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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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Larry Busacca, Getty Images
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

How I Met Charles Osgood from CBS [Video]

When you are in the business as long as I have been, you get the opportunity to meet some really cool big-name people. Such is the case in 1989 when I got the chance to sit down and talk with Charles Osgood of CBS Television.

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Steve Felde, Blessing Hospital
Steve Felde, Blessing Hospital

It’s Not Every Day You Get a Bear Named After You! See ‘Dorsey Brown Bear’ at The Teddy Bear Clinic October 5

A couple of six foot tall stuffed bears will make their first appearance at the Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing’s 26th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic on Sunday, October 5, from Noon to 4 p.m. The Clinic will be held in the Auditorium of Blessing Hospital at 11th Street in Quincy (Hospital main entrance).The new bears are named Flo and Dorsey Brown Bear.

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Michael Bradley, Getty Images
Michael Bradley, Getty Images

Sunset’s ‘Wine Pull’ is Tonight at Boodalu’s Restaurant

The Sunset Home in Quincy is hosting a fundraiser celebrating their 125th Anniversary tonight at BoodaLu Steakhouse in Quincy. All proceeds will benefit their elevator modernization fund. The event will be held at BoodaLu Steakhouse in Quincy from 5:30 until 8 p.m. and the theme is a Wine Pull to generate donations.   

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Flag Raising Efforts all for Naught

A few weeks ago I posted a picture of a flag in Quincy that was tattered and torn and needed to be removed. So with the help of Dawn Whitcomb at the Illinois Veteran's Home who provided me with a new flag, Tim Gottman of Sign Pro and I proceeded to take down the tattered flag and replace it with the new one. That effort was successful at least until yesterday when I went past the location around 8th and Broadway in Quincy.

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