Beechwood Knoll Fall Festival Oct. 27

Beechwood Knoll Elementary School will host the 21st Annual “Beechwood Knoll Fall Festival” on Saturday, Oct. 27th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Beechwood Knoll School, 225 Fenno St., Quincy.

The BKS Fall Festival is the school’s cornerstone fundraiser to raise funds to pay for books for classrooms and library, computer equipment, educational materials, field trips and other classroom necessities.

There will be busy bee, food, arts and crafts, games, nails, tattoos and face painting, silent auctions, raffles, pony rides and touch-a-truck.

There will also be performances from Velocity Dance Studio and Brady Academy of Irish Dance.

All are welcomed.  The event will be held rain or shine.

Tickets for this event varies depending on activities.


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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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