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Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:01 am

There are many more rewards at the end of the trail

 If you’ve long thought Rochester the last exit on the Lost Bridge Trail, the end of the line for your urban adventures on the fringes of Springfield, get off your bike and take a hike. There a...
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:01 am
 When thinking of heading north, often we think of Chicago. The suburbs get lost in the plans. A recent trip reminded me that there is a lot of beauty and history outside the urban sprawl. This f...
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:01 am

A season of robust theater in central Illinois

 A good actor isn’t afraid to be emotionally naked in front of an audience. From the silver screen to Broadway, talented thespians figuratively bare themselves to the public. But how much more...
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:01 am
 As reliable as the leaves donning their brilliantine colors and that familiar chill exiling the once seemingly interminable humidity, music is once again in the air as autumn gets underway. This...
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:01 am
 AUGUSTPittsfield Fall FestivalAug 28-31, 6pm Thu-Fri, 9am Sat, Food vendors, crafts, carnival and many activities. Parade on Saturday. Free. 217-617-2656. Pike County Courthouse, 100 E. Washingt...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 04:03 pm

Take a day trip to the Jenny Lind Chapel near Galesburg

Though her name is more associated with nursery furniture today, Jenny Lind was without a doubt the most remarkable singer of her day, a celebrity of celebrities whose admirers included Queen Victoria...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 03:28 pm

Bike Club’s 41st ‘Century’ Sept. 8 includes something for everybody

It happens every year on one of the first crisp days that hint of autumn: bicycle riders from near and far converge on Springfield only to disburse into the corn-filled countryside pedaling and eating...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 03:27 pm

While you’re there, enjoy wine, tour a fish hatchery and sleep in a forest cabin

As the temperatures come down, the energy level goes up, making a trek to Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour just right. My friend Rose and I headed south in late July and want to come back in the cool of fal...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 03:27 pm

Take a trip to Quincy

Skip the freeway and take a drive.The trip from Springfield to Quincy via Interstate 72 takes a couple hours, but spend an extra 20 minutes and head out Jefferson Avenue to the hinterland, then take U...

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