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Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:04 am
 Ready or not, here we go rocking and rolling into the last weekend of July 2017. My how the summertime has flown by.This weekend’s big event is the Downhome Music, Beer and Art Festival, held...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:04 am
 “Less is more” is a notion director Luc Besson has no use for. His penchant for excess is front-and-center in his latest, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, an adaptation of a Fren...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:02 am
 A Springfield-area native and now Clearwater, Florida, resident, this talented and engaging guitarist, singer and songwriter in the Americana vein released his first full-length album on July 5....
Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:01 am
we’re again at our camp as green mountainers call cottageswe have a loon – the long eerie descending wail was it an owl no it ended in that loony laugh – ergotwo loons! swimming out frontno loon...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:01 am

Campfire cooking to rival a restaurant

 To be clear, I love a good dog as much as the next guy, especially if it’s been locally produced. My favorites are the uncured beef wieners from Stan Shutte at Triple S Farms, and the old-fash...
Friday, July 21, 2017 05:15 pm

AC absent at SJR

Air conditioning at the State Journal Register went on the fritz more than a week ago, and with temperatures climbing to the high 90s in recent days, it’s still not fixed. Fans and Popsicles...
Friday, July 21, 2017 04:00 pm
A few afterthoughts occasioned by my column "On not doing wrong." To the unbeliever, the particular opprobrium with which Springfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki regards gay marriage is pu...
Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:22 am

Remembering the State Fair parade

 The mayor and others have complained about the state fair’s plans to change the route of its annual Twilight Parade. In my view, they didn’t change it enough: a better route would have the p...

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