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Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:19 am

Annual festival of the bells draws world’s top carilloneurs

 This summer, attend a different kind of music festival, one without the high ticket prices, long lines, dirty facilities and drunks. Substitute the serenity of Washington Park, the company of fr...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:18 am

New family-friendly outdoor music series comes to Jacksonville this summer

 Remember last year when we asked you to vote for Jacksonville in the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Award contest? Your votes paid off, as the city of Jacksonville was selected as one out of 15 fi...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:17 am

DSI’s bacon bash partners with Bedrock 66 Live! concert series to feature top-notch musical talent

 On July 22 and 23, Downtown Springfield, Inc. and Isringhausen Imports plus other festival sponsors will transform downtown Springfield into a bacon-lovers paradise for the second year in a row...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:16 am

Climb and bounce your way through the largest inflatable obstacle course of its kind

 This summer, get pumped for a wacky obstacle course unlike anything central Illinois has seen before. The Insane Inflatable 5K bounces into Centennial Park on Saturday, Aug. 6. Race waves begin...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:14 am

Enjoy varied hiking terrain close to home in the Sangamon River Valley

 You don’t have to leave central Illinois to have an enjoyable, authentic hiking experience. This summer, get close to nature and have fun with friends and family by hiking these and other park...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:13 am

ABATE’s safety slogan: ‘Look twice to save a life’

 For bikers like Phil Cornell, longtime motorcyclist, a fun summer is a safe summer. “I do this because I love to ride,” said Cornell. “But I’m sick of burying my brothers and sisters as...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:12 am

Summertime cocktails deliver

 Ahhhh – the summer cocktail.Both refreshing and teasing, the perfect elixir for summer’s dog days evokes a happier time of spring, with cherry blossoms bursting and everyone’s team with a...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:10 am

Summer is the time for live theater, outdoors or in

 Central Illinois is the place to be for family-friendly summer shows. New Salem’s Theatre in the ParkThe Dixie Swim Club June 3-5, 9-11. A comedy about a reunion of five lifelong female friend...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:09 am

Plan now for some dancing in the streets

 To paraphrase Martha and the Vandellas, summer’s almost here and the time is almost right for dancing in the streets. Here’s a handy guide to some of the musical highlights coming to the are...

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