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Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 04:11 pm
A good place to start reducing your carbon footprint is at home. If you make a few tracks around the house in areas you rarely tread, you might be surprised at what you find and how much you can save ...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 06:56 am
Testing the soil in a vegetable garden is quickly done, and the benefits are long-term. University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator Richard Hentschel said that if the soil is right, gardene...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 05:02 pm
Although summer may be drawing to a close, gardening time is far from over, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. “Fall is the ideal time for some kinds of planting a...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 05:43 pm

Ticket to fantastic and eccentric

Oddball Illinois: A Guide to 450 Really Strange Places, by Jerome Pohlen, is your ticket to the fantastic and eccentric in the land of Lincoln. The book offers interesting information about unusual pe...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 05:41 pm
As the hot, hazy days of summer are replaced by crisp breezes and bursts of color, area residents can enjoy all that fall has to offer at area festivals.August“Women Who Made History” is t...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 05:23 pm
Fall sings with color. Besides the glorious riot of the leaves there are the deep reds of the apples, the golden orange of the pumpkins and the muted shades of squash. Fall is all about texture, taste...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 03:08 pm
It barely snowed last winter. It barely rained this summer. And who knows what fall will bring?Flexibility is key when it comes to autumn in central Illinois. The perfect picnic plan could be scuttled...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 11:59 am
Summer may be drawing to a close, but the music scene in central Illinois is as vibrant as ever. From cutting-edge electronica to old-time a capella, Springfield and other central Illinois cities offe...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 02:56 am

Fall is theater season in central Illinois

As summer comes to a close, the overwhelming heat and touristy jaunts are becoming distant memories. The sunscreen is being packed away, and you’ve enjoyed yet another summer of stimulating acti...


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