Your Turn/Kent Embree
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Your Turn/Kent Embree

Kent Embree, 50, is executive director of the Quincy Public Schools Foundation. Embree grew up in Quincy and is married to Denise (Huntley) Embree, who also is from Quincy. They have two sons, Evan, 19, and Garrett, 13.

The trip back was a ... gas
Steve Eighinger

The trip back was a ... gas

Vacations are wonderful things. Well, most of the time. My wife and I recently made the 600-mile trip back to northeastern Ohio to see our new granddaughter. The trip to Ohio and the stay there were both joyous occasions. But not the trip back.

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Your Turn/Steve Felde

Your Turn/Steve Felde

Who's ready for spring?
Steve Eighinger

Who's ready for spring?

The fall season tends to trigger a feeling of warmth for many. Cooler days and evenings are coupled with those of an occasional bonfire and Friday nights spent rooting for your favorite high school football team. Sounds awesome, eh? For me, not so much.

When it comes to monsters and horror, the drool is a key
Steve Eighinger

When it comes to monsters and horror, the drool is a key

My interest in monsters -- those found in the movies or on TV -- has been a long-standing passion. When I was young, as in grade school young, I used to rate a monster (or horror) movie by how scared I got.

Your Turn/Erica Shupe
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Your Turn/Erica Shupe

Erica Shupe, 38, is owner of Thyme Square Bakery and Cafe, board president of the District, and chairman of the Quincy Farmers Market. She and her husband, Cory, have a 5-year-old daughter, Leah, and an almost 3-year-old son, Adam. But their first baby is 8-year-old Thyme Square Cafe.

More stupid criminals, more morons of the month
Steve Eighinger

More stupid criminals, more morons of the month

Criminals are not necessarily getting any smarter these days, and I think the latest edition of "Morons of the Month" proves just that. Bronze medal [Note]Credit card theft is a part of[Note] modern life. That's why it is always heartwarming when someone

Steve Eighinger

This love affair has lasted a lifetime

At this point in time, some of the details are a bit sketchy, but I'm pretty sure I still have the basic facts right.

It's already August, and where did the summer go?
Steve Eighinger

It's already August, and where did the summer go?

It had to happen. After all, time waits for no man, and that includes summer. Like it or not, another summer has almost come and gone. Where did all of those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer go?

Your Turn/Laura Sievert
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Your Turn/Laura Sievert

Laura Sievert, 36, is executive director of Arts Quincy, America's first arts council. She's the mom of Elliot, 3, and Grant, 1, and wife of Justin.