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Quincy Fireworks Display on the 4th Will Be at The Illinois Veteran’s Home

The rising Mississippi River has forced this year's Quincy Fourth of July Fireworks display to be moved from the riverfront to the Illinois Veterans Home this Thursday night. Other than the location thing should be going on as scheduled.

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Midsummer Arts Faire Award Winners

About 20 artists received over $5,000 in awards on Saturday, June 29th during the 10th Annual Midsummer Arts Faire private Artist Awards Dinner held at the Quincy Art Center at 6:30 p.m.

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New mural in Quincy
Kurt Parsons

Quincy is Mural Mad and That is a Good Thing

Quincy, Illinois has gone mural mad and they are starting to pop up everywhere! With the Midsummer Arts Faire taking place in Washington Park this weekend, there is all kinds of food, fun and, of course, art. And it is all great to see, but I see a trend coming to Quincy that should be very good. They are called murals and they are getting a lot of attention.

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Getting Kids in Quincy Started With the Game of Golf

Quincy's annual Little Peoples Golf Tournament took place earlier in the month. Anyone golfer that has children can tell you that it's not the easiest sport to get young kids involved in. If you take your kids at the wrong time of day, you'll spend more time letting others play through than you will playing your own game. Luckily for kids in Quincy, there are some great programs geared towards helping them get started in the game.

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Kroc Center, Quincy, Illinois
Kroc Center, Quincy, Illinois

Quincy Kroc Center Will Be Open as Cooling Center During Heat Advisories

The Quincy Salvation Army will open the Kroc Center and Family Services office as cooling centers on days when heat advisories are issued for our area, for those who need to get out of the extreme heat.

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Mural - Quincy, Illinois
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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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

Favorite Things About Your Home Town

The tri-state area has a lot to offer. From Mark Twain in Hannibal, to the parks of Quincy, to fairs and festivals in most every small town surrounding, towns in our area are often under-rated when it comes to providing interesting and fun things to do.

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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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