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Kurt Parsons

Let’s Go Downtown! Or is it Uptown in Quincy?

I overheard a man say the other day that he was going "uptown" to do some shopping. I have also heard people say that they were going "downtown" to get some supplies. Throughout the years in Quincy, I have thought about this. I guess the question is, which is which?

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Matt Cardy, Getty Images
Matt Cardy, Getty Images

So, Just Who is This St. Patrick Guy?

Ok, we will all be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this weekend as well as on Tuesday, the actual St. Patrick’s Day. Some will celebrate St. Patrick’s weekend in Quincy’s parade tomorrow, some in The 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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Scott Olsen, Getty Images
Scott Olsen, Getty Images

2015 District Pub Crawl is Set for March 14

The District has announced that the annual St. Patrick's Pub Crawl will be held on Saturday, March 14. The night of fun features stops at several District bars and restaurants.

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

A New Bridge Could Be Coming to Quincy. What Would You Name it?

The Illinois Department of Transportation held a public hearing on improvements for the Quincy Memorial Bridge Tuesday night at the Kroc Community Center in Quincy. IDOT is planning the improvements needed for the aging bridge connecting Missouri to Illinois. Discussions centered on reconstructing the bridge to totally replacing it. By the end of the evening it became apparent that IDOT is leaning toward a total bridge replacement.

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"The Rock", Jeff Dorsey
"The Rock", Jeff Dorsey

Blues in the District Finale is Tonight

It seems like I just sat down to enjoy the first performance of Blues in the District and here it is the last concert of the season tonight already.  Where does the time go. They say time flies when you are having fun so I guess I shouldn't be surprised the final concert is upon us. 

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Jupiterimages
Jupiterimages

Annual Street Dance Returns to The District

Quincy's annual street dance put on by 'The District' returns to uptown on Saturday, August 16.

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The District
The District

‘The District’ Begins Flag Purchasing Campaign

I received a newsletter this morning from The District in Quincy. In it, Travis Brown of wrote the following, “As Independence Day came and went, we have noticed that the American flags throughout The District are becoming more tattered and worn. This doesn't reflect well upon our City or our patriotism as a community, and The District is organizing an effort to change this.”

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Mayor Moore, Jeff Dorsey
Mayor Moore, Jeff Dorsey

Mayor Moore to Host Lunches in the Park

The first 2014 Lunch in the Park with Mayor Kyle Moore is set for June 24th from 12 to 1pm in Washington Park at 5th and Maine Streets.  This is the first in a series of three summer lunches that will be scheduled during 2014. 

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Blues in the District,  Jeff Dorsey
Blues in the District, Jeff Dorsey

There is NO Place for Obscene T-Shirts at Blues in the District

The Blues in the District has become one of Quincy's more popular events. It is attended by thousands each summer. In the 17 years of its existence people from all over the area bring their lawn chairs and coolers and enjoy some wonderful Blues music and all at absolutely no admission cost.

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Ted Tappe, Facebook
Ted Tappe, Facebook

Rockin Jake at Blues in the District Without Ted Tappe

Fans of the Blues in the District, your wait is over as Rockin' Jake will take to the stage tonight at 5:30 to perform in the first concert of the summer. The District (formerly known as the Historic Quincy Business District) has put together another great lineup this season.  

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