Merrymount Association Membership Drive

This year – 2017 – marks the Merrymount Association’s 94th year and the annual membership drive is now underway.

Association events in store for 2017 include: St. Patrick’s Day Party, Annual Meeting, Easter Egg Hunt, Cleaner Greener Beach Cleanup, Summer Kickoff Party, Beach Flea Market, July 3rd Freedom Run and Beach Celebration, July 4th Parade, Summer Jazz Brunch, Duck Race/Movie Night/Campout, Sunset Boat Cruise, Horseshoe Tournament, Oktoberfest, Halloween Parade and Kids Party, Patriot’s Tailgate, Turkey Trot, Ugly Sweater Party, and Horsedrawn Sleigh Rides.

Membership dues can be paid online at or the membership form can be downloaded and returned to 76 Longwood Rd.

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50 Brave Souls Take Plunge In Houghs Neck

About 50 brave souls of all ages plunged into the cold Atlantic Ocean off Houghs Neck Jan. 7th raising about $1,800 for the Atherton Hough School PTO.

The plungers raced into the 39-degree water at the Public Landing behind the Houghs Neck Maritime for third annual event. Members of the Quincy Police Dive Team were on hand in the event any participant needed assistance.

Here are some photos from the plunge. Story, other photos appear in the Jan. 12th issue of The Quincy Sun. Photos below by Quincy Sun Photographer Robert Bosworth.








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Adult Literacy Volunteers Needed

Literacy Volunteers-Quincy needs volunteer tutors for one-on-one instruction to adults in basic reading and writing.

Those interested are invited to attend a Literacy Orientation to find out more about the program. Orientations are scheduled for Tuesday, June 17th and Thursday, June 26th from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room at the Thomas Crane Public Library.

For more information, call Mary at 617-376-1314 or email her at

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