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Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 04:43 am

Somebody hit the lights. It’s high time for a little holiday movie mayhem

Home Alone (1990): Young Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is left behind as his family rushes to make a flight to Paris for their winter vacation. Mayhem ensues when a couple of bumbling burglars t...
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 07:43 pm

Red and green aren’t your only options for holiday colors.

The inventor of the standard holiday red-and-green color scheme was probably colorblind - no one with good vision would want to decorate with two colors opposite each other on the color wheel. Escapin...
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 03:34 pm

Top Book/Film Adaptations

This year, give them a great story told two ways. First, let them dive into a great read. Then, let them sit back and enjoy the show. Here are six of the best book/film adaptations of the past year th...
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 01:27 am
Lend a hand to these central Illinois organizations this holiday season. Check Illinois Times next week for more local wish lists. Send lists to holidaywishlist@illinoistimes.com Habitat for Hum...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009 01:39 am
Springfield YMCA701 South 4th St., 544-9846The Springfield YMCA was established in 1874 and has continuously served the Springfield area for 135 years. It began as an organization serving boys a...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009 02:01 pm

25 ideas for making merry on a budget

Have a pine tree in the backyard? Use cuttings from an evergreen to make wreaths and swags. Stick holly cuttings into a foam ball. Add a length of ribbon and loop the flower arrangement over a doo...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 10:14 am
Tired of the same old bird for the holidays? Give your turkey an extreme makeover by taking the cooking – and the party – outside. “A turkey smoke-roasted on the grill tastes better,...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 01:57 am

Lend a hand to these central Illinois organizations this holiday season. Check Illinois Times next week for more local wish lists. Send lists to holidaywishlist@illinoistimes.com

Sparc232 Bruns Ln., 792-2100Sparc’s many programs for developmentally disabled adults do just what their mission entails: improve the quality of their lives. These programs include residen...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 01:39 am

Even the most-“seasoned” TV watchers can’t catch it all, making gift-giving all the easier for you. This year, get them hooked on something new with an award-winning first season of one of TV’s top shows. You get credit for finding

Even the most-“seasoned” TV watchers can’t catch it all, making gift-giving all the easier for you. This year, get them hooked on something new with an award-winning first season of ...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 05:58 am
Lend a hand to these central Illinois organizations this holiday season. Check Illinois Times next week for more local wish lists. Send lists to holidaywishlist@illinoistimes.com Mini O’Beirne...

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