Houghs Neck ‘ChowdaFest’ Draws Hundreds

The 11th annual Houghs Neck 'ChowdaFest" Saturday featured recipes from 18 area restaurants and four individuals. Here a chowda lover gets a sample from Captain Fishbones. Hundreds attended the annual event held under brilliant sunshine at the Maritime Center in Houghs Neck. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

The 11th annual Houghs Neck ‘ChowdaFest” Sept. 12 featured recipes from 18 area restaurants and four individuals. Here a chowda lover gets a sample from Captain Fishbones. Hundreds attended the annual event at the Maritime Center in Houghs Neck. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Among the individuals who entered home-made recipes in the chowder fest competition was School Committeewoman and mayoral candidate Anne Mahoney (center). With her are campaign volunteers David Taylor (left) and Frank Taylor (right). Also attending the event were various candidates in the city's fall election including incumbent Mayor Thomas Koch and challengers Doug Gutro and William Phelan. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Among the individuals who entered home-made recipes in the chowder fest competition was School Committeewoman and mayoral candidate Anne Mahoney (center). With her are campaign volunteers David Taylor (left) and Frank Taylor (right). Also attending the event were the other three candidates for mayor: incumbent Mayor Thomas Koch, Councillor Doug Gutro and former Mayor William Phelan. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

The ChowdaFest also featured a selection of beer and wine. Ready to serve are (from left) Lori Pavidis, Alison McCarthy, Celia LaRoche, School Committeewoman Kathy Hubley, Brian LaRoche and Jaime Gordon. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

The ChowdaFest also featured a selection of beer and wine. Ready to serve are (from left) Lori Pavidis, Alison McCarthy, Celia LaRoche, School Committeewoman Kathy Hubley, Brian LaRoche and Jaime Gordon. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Clam chowder lovers flocked to the 11th annual Houghs Neck 'ChowdaFest" Saturday at the Maritime Center. The annual event typically draws more than a thousand attendees. More photos in the Sept. 17th issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Clam chowder lovers flocked to the 11th annual Houghs Neck ‘ChowdaFest” Saturday at the Maritime Center. The annual event typically draws more than a thousand attendees. More photos in the Sept. 17th issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

 

 

 

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City Celebrates 28th Annual August Moon Festival

The traditional Dragon Dance performed by members of the Gund Kwok Asian Women Dance Troupe kicked off the 28th annual Quincy August Moon Festival Sunday in Quincy Center. Several thousand people turned out to celebrate the event that also featured martial arts demonstrations, song and dance performances. Quincy Sun Photos/Robert Bosworth

The traditional Dragon Dance performed by members of the Gund Kwok Asian Women Dance Troupe kicked off the 28th annual Quincy August Moon Festival Aug. 16 in Quincy Center. Several thousand people turned out to celebrate the event that also featured martial arts demonstrations, song and dance performances. The celebration was organized by Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. Quincy Sun Photos/Robert Bosworth

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Presidential Wreath Marks John Quincy Adams’ Birthday

A Presidential Wreath from President Barack Obama is placed on the granite tomb of John Quincy Adams during a ceremony honoring the Sixth U.S. President's 248th birthday anniversary Friday at United First Parish Church, Quincy Center. JQA was born July 11, 1767. Among those placing the wreath on the tomb in the church crypt are

A Presidential Wreath from President Barack Obama is placed on the granite tomb of John Quincy Adams during a ceremony honoring the Sixth U.S. President’s 248th birthday anniversary Friday at United First Parish Church, Quincy Center. JQA was born July 11, 1767. Among those placing the wreath on the tomb in the church crypt are (clockwise from left) Ed Fitzgerald, director; Quincy Historical Society, H. Kirtland Switzer II, member, United First Parish Church; Mayor Thomas Koch, Peter Boylston Adams, a direct descendant, Adams Memorial Society; HM3 TroyDannie Clarke, Navy Operational Support Center Quincy; Gary Haynes, director, History and Visitor Program, United First Parish Church; ¬†YN2 David Clarke, Navy Operational Support Center Quincy; Support Center Commander Eric Vandiver and Rev. Rebecca Froom, United First Parish Church. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Peter Boylston Adams, a direct descendant of President John Quincy Adams, was among the featured speakers at Friday's 284th birthday celebration for the Sixth U.S. President.

Peter Boylston Adams, a direct descendant of President John Quincy Adams, was among the featured speakers at Friday’s 248th birthday celebration for the Sixth U.S. President. Story, other photos in the July 16th issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

 

 

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Remembering Supreme Sacrifice On Memorial Day

Gold Star Mothers June Quinn (left) and Angela Durkin (right) place a yellow star-shaped wreath at the World War II Granite Memorial at Mount Wollaston Cemetery Monday during the annual Memorial Day observance. The ceremony is coordinated by the Quincy Veterans Council. With the Gold Star Mothers in George Bouchard, the city's Graves Registration Officer and past commander, Quincy Veterans Council. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth.

Gold Star Mothers June Quinn (left) and Angela Durkin (right) place a yellow star-shaped wreath at the World War II Granite Memorial at Mount Wollaston Cemetery Monday during the annual Memorial Day observance. The ceremony is coordinated by the Quincy Veterans Council. With the Gold Star Mothers in George Bouchard, the city’s Graves Registration Officer and past commander, Quincy Veterans Council. Quincy Sun Photos/Robert Bosworth.

Among the many groups marching in Monday's Memorial Day parade were Disabled Veterans.

Among the many groups marching in Monday’s Memorial Day parade were Disabled Veterans from the Quincy Cavanagh Chapter 79.

Joseph McConville (left), a Navy veteran and father of Lt. Gen. James C. McConville, the Army's Deputy chief of staff - is introduced by Larry Norton (right), the master of ceremonies at Monday's Memorial Day observance at Mount Wollaston Cemetery.

Joseph McConville (left), a Navy veteran and father of Lt. Gen. James C. McConville, the Army’s Deputy chief of staff – is introduced by Larry Norton (right), the master of ceremonies at Monday’s Memorial Day observance at Mount Wollaston Cemetery.

Others participating in Monday's Memorial Day parade included the North Quincy High School Junior ROTC cadets and the combined high schools marching band. Story, other photos in the May 28th issue of The Quincy Sun.

Others participating in Monday’s Memorial Day parade included the North Quincy High School Junior ROTC cadets and the combined high schools marching band. Story, other photos in the May 28th issue of The Quincy Sun.

 

 

 

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Sons Of American Legion Memorial Day Observance

Quincy's Bob Noble - a World War II Army veteran and former Prisoner of War - salutes as George Bouchard (left) and Robert LaFleur raise the American flag at Sunday's Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 294, Memorial Day Observance at Flags for Veterans Island, Fort Square, Quincy. Noble was the keynote speaker at the ceremony that was attended by more than 100 veterans, city officials and local citizens. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy’s Bob Noble – a World War II Army veteran and former Prisoner of War – salutes as George Bouchard (left) and Robert LaFleur raise the American flag at Sunday’s Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 294, Memorial Day Observance at Flags for Veterans Island, Fort Square, Quincy. Noble was the keynote speaker at the ceremony that was attended by more than 100 veterans, city officials and local citizens. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

At Sunday's Memorial Day Observance at Flags for Veterans Island, the Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 294 dedicated to granite memorial benches. One bench was dedicated in memory of the Dunn Brothers - five siblings who all served during World War II. James, Matthew and John Dunn served in the U.S. Army and Paul and Robert Dunn in the U.S. Navy. Another granite bench was dedicated in memory of Joseph W. Koch, a veteran of the U.S. Army and dedicated public servant in the City of Quincy. Pausing at Joseph Koch's memorial bench are his brother, Mayor Thomas Koch (far right) with his wife, Christine, and their children Cornelius, Thomas Jr. and Abigail. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

At Sunday’s Memorial Day Observance at Flags for Veterans Island, the Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 294 dedicated two granite memorial benches. One bench was dedicated in memory of the Dunn Brothers – five deceased siblings who all served during World War II. James, Matthew and John Dunn served in the U.S. Army and Paul and Robert Dunn in the U.S. Navy. Another granite bench was dedicated in memory of Joseph W. Koch, a veteran of the U.S. Army and dedicated public servant in the City of Quincy. Pausing at Joseph Koch’s memorial bench are his brother, Mayor Thomas Koch (far right) with his wife, Christine, and their children Cornelius, Thomas Jr. and Abigail. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Flags of the Cyril P. Morrisette Post 294, The American Legion; Squadron 294 of the Sons of the American  Legion, and Morrisette Post Ladies Auxiliary were placed in memory of all deceased members at the base of the sign for "Flags for Veterans Island" at School and Pleasant Streets, Quincy. Pausing and saluting are (from left) Paul Moody, commander, SAL; Morrisette Post Past Commander Robert LaFleur; Auxiliary President Pam Norton and George Bouchard, Past Commander, Morrisette Legion Post.

Flags of the Cyril P. Morrisette Post 294, The American Legion; Squadron 294 of the Sons of the American Legion, and Morrisette Post Ladies Auxiliary were placed in memory of all deceased members at the base of the sign for “Flags for Veterans Island” at School and Pleasant Streets, Quincy. Pausing and saluting are (from left) Paul Moody, commander, SAL; Morrisette Post Past Commander Robert LaFleur; Auxiliary President Pam Norton and George Bouchard, Past Commander, Morrisette Legion Post.

After Sunday's ceremony, Quincy Sun Publisher Robert Bosworth (right) and his wife, Amy, presented Bob Noble with two mementos of his trip to Arlington National Cemetery in April when Mr. Noble placed a wreath at the Tombs of the Unknown Soldier. One keepsake is a framed Front Page of the Quincy Sun from the April 16th edition showing Bob placing the wreath at the tomb. They also presented a photo album with pictures from the wreath-laying ceremony. Photo by Alicia Gardner

After Sunday’s ceremony, Quincy Sun Publisher Robert Bosworth (right) and his wife, Amy, presented Bob Noble with two keepsakes of his trip to Arlington National Cemetery in April when Mr. Noble placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. One keepsake is a framed Front Page of the Quincy Sun from the April 16th edition showing Bob placing the wreath at the tomb. They also presented a photo album with pictures from the wreath-laying ceremony. The Bosworths were among a group of nearly 40 family and friends who joined Bob and his family on the trip to Washington, D.C. and Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. Photo by Alicia Gardner

 

 

 

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