President John Adams Honored On 280th Birthday Anniversary

Presidential Wreath is placed on the tomb of Second U.S. President John Adams at a ceremony Friday marking the Founding Father's 280th birthday. Among those assisting members of the Navy Operational Support Center Quincy were (left) Douglas Adams, descendant of John and Abigail Adams, Mayor Thomas Koch, Rev. Rebecca Froom, minister, United First Parish Church, and H. Kirtland Switzer II, chairman, Historic Preservation, United First Parish Church; and right foreground Kelly Kobble, curator, Adams National Historical Park. Also participating were Jim Cooke, portraying President John Quincy Adams, and student guest speakers at the ceremony Teresa McMillen, Quincy High School; Stephen Condon,  North Quincy High School and Abby Rose Plourde, Woodward School. President Adams, his son, Second U.S. President John Quincy Adams, and their wives First Ladies Abigail Adams and Louisa Catherine Adams, are entombed in the crypt of United First Parish Church. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Presidential Wreath is placed on the tomb of Second U.S. President John Adams at a ceremony Friday marking the Founding Father’s 280th birthday. Among those assisting members of the Navy Operational Support Center Quincy were (left) Douglas Adams, descendant of John and Abigail Adams, Mayor Thomas Koch, Rev. Rebecca Froom, minister, United First Parish Church, and H. Kirtland Switzer II, chairman, Historic Preservation, United First Parish Church; and right foreground Kelly Cobble, curator, Adams National Historical Park. Also participating were Jim Cooke, portraying President John Quincy Adams, and student guest speakers at the ceremony Teresa McMillen, Quincy High School; Stephen Condon, North Quincy High School and Abby Rose Plourde, Woodward School. President Adams, his son, Sixth U.S. President John Quincy Adams, and their wives First Ladies Abigail Adams and Louisa Catherine Adams, are entombed in the crypt of United First Parish Church. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Student speakers at Friday's 280th birthday anniversary and Presidential wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the life of Second U.S. President John Quincy Adams with Gary Haynes, director, United First Parish Church Interpretive Historical and Visitors Program. Second from left: Stephen Condon, senior, North Quincy High School; Teresa McMillen, senior, Quincy High School; and Abby Rose Plourde, senior, Woodward School. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Student speakers at Friday’s 280th birthday anniversary and Presidential wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the life of Second U.S. President John Adams with Gary Haynes, director, United First Parish Church History and Visitors Program. Second from left: Stephen Condon, senior, North Quincy High School; Teresa McMillen, junior, Quincy High School; and Abby Rose Plourde, senior, Woodward School. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Friday's wreath-laying ceremony also included an announcement that Gary Haynes, director of the United First Parish Church History and Visitors Program is retiring. As a memento of his dedicated service to the community and church, a framed print of United First Parish Church taken during the historic winter of 2015 was presented at the ceremony's conclusion. From left: David Bousquin, Office and Property Manager; Kirt Switzer, Chair of Historic Preservation and Capital Projects Committee; Rev. Rebecca Froom, Minister; Gary Haynes, Director of History and Visitors Program; and three members of the congregation and are also tour guides with the History and Visitors Program: Bill Westland, Jill Goddard and Lynne Rose. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth More photos, coverage in the Nov. 5th issue of The Quincy Sun.

Friday’s wreath-laying ceremony also included an announcement that Gary Haynes, director of the United First Parish Church History and Visitors Program, is retiring. As a memento of his dedicated service to the church and community, a framed print of United First Parish Church taken during the historic winter of 2015 was presented at the ceremony’s conclusion. From left: David Bousquin, Office and Property Manager; Kirt Switzer, Chair of Historic Preservation and Capital Projects Committee; Rev. Rebecca Froom, Minister; Gary Haynes, Director of History and Visitors Program; and three members of the congregation and are also tour guides with the History and Visitors Program: Bill Westland, Jill Goddard and Lynne Rose. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth More photos, coverage in the Nov. 5th issue of The Quincy Sun.

 

 

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QSO Performs Outdoor Concert At Adams Field

Quincy Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Yoichi Udagawa, launched its 62nd season with an outdoor concert Saturday night at Adams Field. The performance was attended by several hundred people. The concert was featured as part of this week's Quincy ArtsFest which concludes today (Sunday) at 4 p.m. Admission is free. Quincy Sun Photos/Robert Bosworth

Quincy Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Yoichi Udagawa, launched its 62nd season with an outdoor concert Saturday night at Adams Field. The performance was attended by several hundred people. The concert was featured as part of the 18th annual Quincy ArtsFest held Sept. 19 and 20th. Quincy Sun Photos/Robert Bosworth

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Plaque For Father-Son Quincy Fire Chiefs Dedicated

Retired Quincy Fire Chief Thomas Gorman (right) and his sister, Mary Lou Thomas, unveil a plaque dedicated to Tom Jr. and his father, Tom Gorman, who together served the city's fire department for more than 80 years, including a combined 30 years as chief. The plaque was dedicated Saturday morning at Quincy Fire Headquarters on Quincy Avenue. More than 100 family, friends, city officials and current and retired firefighters and other colleagues attended the ceremony.  Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Retired Quincy Fire Chief Thomas Gorman (right) and his sister, Mary Lou Thomas, unveil a plaque dedicated to Tom Jr. and his father, Tom Gorman, who together served the city’s fire department for more than 80 years, including a combined 30 years as chief. The plaque was dedicated Saturday morning at Quincy Fire Headquarters on Quincy Avenue. More than 100 family, friends, city officials and current and retired firefighters and other colleagues attended the ceremony. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Retired Quincy Fire Chief Tom Gorman with current Chief Joseph Barron (left) and Joe Finn (right), the commissioner of the Boston Fire Department. Finn is the nephew of former Quincy Police Chief Francis Finn. Many current and retired firefighters attended the ceremony Saturday dedicating a plaque to Tom and his father, Thomas Gorman, at Quincy Fire Headquarters. Part of the inscription on the plaque reads: “The father-son tandem served the department with a combined 30 years as chief and over 80 years combined service to the City of Quincy. What became a family tradition for the Gormans has become an example for firefighters of professionalism, dedication and brotherhood." Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth More coverage in the Sept. 24th issue of The Quincy Sun.

Retired Quincy Fire Chief Tom Gorman with current Chief Joseph Barron (left) and Joe Finn (right), the commissioner of the Boston Fire Department. Finn is the nephew of former Quincy Police Chief Francis Finn. Many current and retired firefighters attended the ceremony Saturday dedicating a plaque to Tom and his father, Thomas Gorman, at Quincy Fire Headquarters. Part of the inscription on the plaque reads: “The father-son tandem served the department with a combined 30 years as chief and over 80 years combined service to the City of Quincy. What became a family tradition for the Gormans has become an example for firefighters of professionalism, dedication and brotherhood.” Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth More coverage in the Sept. 24th issue of The Quincy Sun.

 

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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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