Waiting to use that Simon and Garfunkel quote
Steve Eighinger

Waiting to use that Simon and Garfunkel quote

Let's be honest. We are living in an incredibly frustrating time. I don't think anyone would question that observation.

Numbers, not bodies of water, prove most fascinating
Steve Eighinger

Numbers, not bodies of water, prove most fascinating

Numbers have always fascinated me, especially statistics. Years ago, even my mom noticed. When I was in second grade, I once overheard a conversation she had with a neighbor.

Your Turn/Eric Foster
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Your Turn/Eric Foster

Eric Foster, 30, is the coordinator of student life at John Wood Community College. He was born and raised in Quincy and still lives here with his wife, Kristen and 5-month-old son, Colby.

Excitement building for the return of baseball
Steve Eighinger

Excitement building for the return of baseball

Any self-respecting baseball fan has to be getting a bit excited. I know I certainly am. The national pastime is expected to return July 23 — albeit without fans — as professional, college and high school sports inch their way back into our daily lives.

Some of our favorites may be gone, but certainly aren't forgotten
Steve Eighinger

Some of our favorites may be gone, but certainly aren't forgotten

They may be gone, but are hardly forgotten. Some of our most popular celebrities are those no longer with us, according to recent information released by Forbes magazine.

Your Turn/Brock Willard
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Your Turn/Brock Willard

Brock Willard, 30, was born in Pittsfield and grew up in Milan. He is engaged to an amazing woman who is mother to an adorable son. Willard sells crop insurance for Compeer Financial as well as farms with his uncle and grandpa.

This would have been a great year to honor the Fab Four
Steve Eighinger

This would have been a great year to honor the Fab Four

Maybe it's because of all the side issues tied to either — or both of — the current pandemic and political unrest, but if ever there was the need for a feel-good event to remember it would be a 50th anniversary concert paying tribute to the breakup of Beatles.

Bubblegum era was short-lived, but it was sweet
Steve Eighinger

Bubblegum era was short-lived, but it was sweet

It doesn't seem possible, at least to an aging baby boomer like myself, that it was 50 years ago this summer we were at the height of the "bubblegum" era of pop music.

Your Turn/Ann Dickson
Your Turn

Your Turn/Ann Dickson

Mary Ann Awerkamp Dickson was born in August 1960 in Quincy, the seventh of 10 children. She's been employed at Blessing Health System since December 1982, working for 22 years in the public relations office.

It's back to lunch!
Steve Eighinger

It's back to lunch!

Slowly, but surely — or at least I hope — the world is returning to some sort of normalcy. And so is this space. Today we're bringing back our "Lunch With ..." feature, which was suspended a few months ago when the pandemic was in its infancy.