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Righty1 - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
I don't recall you calling for a part time mayor when the previous mayor blew $6 million on Hydro which is exactly what put the city in this predicament.
CoolEdge - March jobs report: Illinois workforce shrinks, manufacturing continues bleeding - Quincy, IL News -
And some try to tell us that is just the boomers retiring, but in fact the older folks are working longer, it is the younger folks that are leaning on entitlements more than before.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that, for instance, the labor participation rates of those aged 25 to 54 years decreased from 76.4% in 2002 to 70.9% in 2012 – while the rates of those aged 55 and over…
HuhWhy - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
This mayor is a poor leader. He thinks he is the smartest one in the room. How can you move an organization in the direction it needs to go when the leader is not competent?
WarCry - Yard waste stickers a no-go - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Another idea that was put forward to try and prevent cuts and/or taxes, presented by the mayor and shot down by (part of) the council. But guess who will be blamed....
WarCry - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
I don't see why not. Those very same elected officials (at the state level, anyway) seem to think it's perfectly acceptable to renege on established contracts when they decide it cost too much to honor the commitment. Good for the goose, right? (BTW, this isn't an issue of whether you support unions or not. Even if you hate them and think they screwed everyone over with their contracts,…

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Locally-grown Herb Fest to take place again this year

10 months, 1 week ago by Bryan Nichols

Event will include produce, herbs, gardening tips and info on sustainable living

The 2nd annual Locally-Grown Herb Fest is happening June 20th & 21st at Four Winds Farm, 3729 N. 36th Street in Quincy, IL. This family event is sponsored by the Muddy River Herb Guild; with support from the Tri-State Local Food Network and the U of I Extension Master Gardeners. The festival will include locally-grown and locally-made produce; herbs, herb-related products and more!  Activities include: music, food by Maine Course restaurant’s food cart, vendor booths, educational demonstrations, gardening tips, “ask a Master Gardener” your gardening problem, guided tours of the Four Winds Farm theme gardens; plus time to relax and enjoy the scenery. The festival offers a time to learn more about herbs, gardening and sustainable living.

Admission is free: donations will be gratefully accepted. Meals, snacks, beverages and will be sold. Grab your lawn chair and please carpool. Parking is limited.

Festival Events Include:

Friday, 5 - 9pm: Social evening with light musical entertainment & vendor booths

  • Great local musicians
  • Vendors and exhibitors
  • Tours of the theme gardens
  • Children’s activities in the butterfly, sensory fairy garden areas
  • Family-friendly supper, snacks and wind by the Maine Course Restaurant’s food cart.

Saturday, 9am-4pm: Locally Grown-Locally Good, Educational Herb Festival

  • Vendors and exhibitors thru the day.
  • Inter-active tours & tips including:
    • Herb information: culinary,  medicinal and wild edible
    • IHA certified “Herb of the Year” garden
    • Children's sensory gardens
    • Herbal theme gardens
    • Sustainable-living features: composting, mulch and watering demos and explanation, wind turbine, organic gardening techniques and more.
    • Whimsical education center and the “hidden critters” mural
  • Presenter demonstrations at appointed times through the day
  • Children’s activities in the butterfly, sensory fairy garden areas
  • Family-friendly meals the whole time from the Maine Course Restaurant’s food cart.

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