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When Maroon 5 Played in Quincy…Almost

This is Adam Levine; recording artist, TV star, entrepreneur, activist, and overall epitome of human perfection. With Adam as their charismatic frontman, Maroon 5 has sold more than 20 million albums, won three Grammys, 16 Billboard Music Awards, and spanned the globe many times over playing to millions of adoring fans.

And one time, they performed right here in Quincy…almost.

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John Medina, Getty Images

What Area Events or Venues Do You Wish Were Still Here?

I was talking with some people about some of the events that used to happen in this area and are no more.We started reeling off one event after another that no longer takes place in the area, but was very popular when it was held years ago. The first one mentioned was the World Free Fall Skydiving Convention at the Quincy Airport. Another one was the South Park Go Kart Races. 

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Are Smart Phones are Affecting People’s Sight and Brain?

 

Cell phones are in the news again and not for good reasons. Samsung has recalled 1 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in the United States, replacing or refunding the phone because they are susceptibility to catching fire. Now doctors are warning people about sight problems by using them as well.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Haunted Houses, Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches and Halloween Fun in the Quincy / Hannibal Area

Here it is! Your annual list of Halloween sites, attractions, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, haunted houses, and other spooky Halloween events. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments and we'll get it added!

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Ever Wonder How Whiffle Ball Started? Here’s Your Answer!

 

Last weekend, I visited my daughter and grand-kids. During my visit, My grandson, Jack, found an old plastic baseball which he, in the Dorsey tradition, threw at me. It got me to thinking about how a plastic ball could be so popular when I was his age. Who came up with this invention?

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Library Kicks Off Big Read at Clat Adams

Books. They're what separate humans from animals. And Taco Tuesday. But mostly books. Tomorrow at Clat Adams Park, join us in celebrating the written word as Quincy Public Library kicks off a month of fun and educational activities focused on Chinese art and culture, including a large group reading of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club...

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