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Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:12 am

Mentally ill inmates clog jails. Sometimes they die.

Tiffany Ann Rusher could be a handful. She was nonetheless loved.In Rusher’s final days, relatives gathered at St. John’s Hospital. Her mother, Kelli Andrews, rubbed Rusher’s stomach and feet in...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:21 am
Introduction to BonsaiApr 19, 6-9pm. Introduction to the basic styles and principles of bonsai. Gain hands-on experience styling and potting your own bonsai. Registration. $25. web.extension.illinois....
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:20 am

The Springfield Civic Garden Club just keeps growing

 On March 7, 1929, visionary Harriet Knudson, known as Mrs. T. J. Knudson, hosted a meeting of Springfield residents at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel to establish a club dedicated to creating beauty...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:19 am
 Do you give flowers to your loved one on holidays and birthdays? Flowers are a great way to communicate your love and affection, and some can convey a specific message, according to a horticultu...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:18 am
 As the season warms up, many gardeners begin looking forward to their first rhubarb harvests. Although it was first cultivated in central Asia more than 2,000 years ago for its medicinal propert...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:17 am

Planting seeds with grandkids

 Like many life skills, gardening is often learned directly from family members. Grandparents might recruit the grandkids to help water transplants or drop in seeds, setting the stage for a lifet...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:16 am

Here’s the fix.

 To be successful in life, you need things like motivation, focus, planning and perseverance.All well and good. But, if you’re like many Americans, first you have to get organized. You need to...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:15 am
 When it comes time to prepare a home for sale, there are a number of quick and affordable fixes that can help seal the deal, while some so-called improvements may sink a sale.When it’s time to...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:14 am

Here’s what to do around the house

Spring is an ideal time to make sure everything is in working order. From checking your home’s vital equipment such as water heaters and furnaces to replacing windows, there are some items that shou...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:11 am

The Springfield and Central Illinois African-American History Museum

 On Monument Avenue, next to the main entrance of Oak Ridge Cemetery, the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum sits in view of the Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site. Th...

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