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Quincy Man Picks Fight…With A Refrigerator

Did you hear the one about the guy who got so drunk on St. Patrick's Day that he got into a brawl with a kitchen appliance?

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Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick's Day
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Here Are Your ‘Best and Worst’ St. Patrick’s Day Cities

With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching and March being Irish-American Heritage Month to honor the 33.1 million people in the U.S. with Irish ancestry, the personal finance website WalletHub took a close look at 2016's Best & Worst Cities for St. Patrick's Day Celebrations. Boston tops the list of best and San Bernadino, California is the worst.

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Ben Braun
Ben Braun

Ever Notice the Error In This Iconic St. Pat’s Quincy Sign?

You’ve probably seen the entryway to Kelly’s many a time (maybe more so this time of year) and and thought nothing of it.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
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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iStock

Here are 5 St. Patrick’s Day Hangover Remedies

A couple of years ago we posted some tips regarding how to handle a hangover from St. Patrick's Day partying.  It is a post that may come in handy again for some people. With St. Patrick's Day nearly upon us, and your pub crawl planned, you probably don't have a plan for the morning after. We don't mean to be a killjoy here—by all means, go out and have a blast—we just want to give you an edge on battling that inevitable post-revelry pain.

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St. Patrick's Day
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Fun St. Patrick’s Day Statistics

St. Patrick's Day is coming around March 17, and some fun and interesting statistics go along with the holiday. WalletHub compiled some numbers.

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St. Patrick's Parade 2015

Sign Up Now For the 2016 St. Patrick’s Parade in Quincy

It is time to sign up for the upcoming 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade to be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11 a.m. The parade will start at 12th and Maine Streets and proceed to 5th and Maine Streets and is open to all businesses, organizations and individuals free of charge.

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St. Patrick's Parade 2015

A Huge Crowd Was on Hand for the 2015 St. Patrick’s Parade [Gallery]

We had a great time Saturday during the St. Patrick's Parade in Quincy. Maine Street was packed! We were able to get pictures of a ton of people along the parade route. If you went to the parade, see if we got a shot of you and your family and friends! 

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Quincy, Illinois St. Patrick's Day Parade
Quincy, Illinois St. Patrick's Day Parade

2015 St. Patrick’s Parade Lineup

The 2015 St. Patrick's Parade in Quincy is at 11 a.m. this Saturday! The forecast is looking pretty good. Partly cloudy skies, temps in the mid-60s. If you've signed up to be in the parade, you can check out the lineup here. Parade participants need to be ready by 10:30 Saturday morning.

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iSTOCK
iSTOCK

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

It is funny how 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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