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Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 04:47 am

A guide to gifts with a Springfield flavor

It may seem easier to shop online for Christmas gifts, but a growing number prefer shopping in person and buying local. Maybe the rise in shopping at farmer’s markets has folks look...
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 05:58 am
After last week’s cover story, “Gifts of the heart,” our annual roundup of nonprofits and their “wish lists,” we heard from other organizations hoping to b...
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 08:39 pm

Move over, Mario. Outta the way, Donkey Kong. The newest video game star is you. It’s time to rock

By Jeff Schnaufer Whether you’re a guitar shredder, tambourine tapper or karaoke crooner, the music video game has made rock ‘n’ roll stars out of anyone intrepid enough...
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 09:02 pm

Here are CNET’s winners from the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show

Best of Computers and Hardware LENOVO IDEAPAD AND IDEACENTRE The “frameless” screen on the new Lenovo IdeaPad might make you to think outside the box. But if it’s someo...
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 04:08 am

Springfield nonprofits also need your skills to pay their bills

As they make the their annual push for charitable giving this holiday season, nonprofit organizations in the capital city urgently need cash as well as stuff: agencies that serve children are countin...
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 08:14 pm

Let the University of Illinois guide you to the best children’s books

Even in an age dominated by iPods and other “must-have” electronic gizmos du jour, everyone loves buying children’s books during the holidays. But beyond the tried and tru...
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 03:53 pm

The holiday season is in full swing. We hope this compilation of Springfield area events and activities will help you find some fun and your place in the life of the city. — Patrice Worthy, calendar editor

Ongoing Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed The American Red Cross Meals on Wheels program has an ongoing need for volunteer drivers during the holiday season. The American Re...
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 03:22 am

For a winter adventure, visit movie sites in southern Illinois

Tired of the same ol’, same ol’? If so, maybe it is time to rev up your holidays with a bit of Hollywood glamour, southern Illinois style. Southernmost Illinois has a few conne...
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 01:07 am

From the Festival of Trees to First Night, here’s what to do for a special season

Untitled Document With the holiday season upon us, the Springfield community hosts a variety of celebrations that will have even Ebeneezer Scrooge joyfully singing, “ ’Tis the seas...
Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 10:11 pm

Obama’s plan to have one million hybrid and electric cars on the road by 2015

Untitled Document Whenever Barack Obama opens his mouth, a five-point program comes forth. The clean car arena is no exception. Obama has an ambitious 10-year, $150 billion program that he sa...

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