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Fall Guide
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:00 am

Timing, athleticism and thinking are all part of the sport Springfield Fencing Club promotes

 Many are attracted to the sport of fencing by the love of sword play. Once you pick up a foil, your life will never be the same.Joanne Liu, who has been fencing for more than 20 years, took up t
Capital City Parent
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:00 am

Early dental intervention prevents trouble later on

 In children, tooth decay is the biggest problem that dentists see. “Twenty percent of kids have 80 percent of the cavities,” said Dr. Mary-Margaret Looker, dental director at Central Countie
Health & Fitness
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:00 am

Finding motivation for health and fitness

 People are great at making New Year’s resolutions but only eight percent succeed when it comes to following through on them, according to a recent University of Scranton study.“Motivation is
Capital City Parent
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:00 am

Safe Families takes care of children temporarily when parents need a break

 Monte McMannigell always wanted to help kids but he had never before taken the initiative to act. But following a presentation by Ryan Mobley, central Illinois regional director for Safe Familie
Capital City Senior
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:00 am

Plan ahead to protect your life savings

 Transitioning from your home to a long-term care facility is a decision no one wants to face. Recent data released by the National Center for Health Statistics, however, estimates more than two-
Capital City Parent
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:00 am

District 186 cafeterias are trying, but kids are still complaining

 Cordelia Marlow, an eighth-grader at Franklin Middle School, describes her school lunches as poor. “The food quality went down after 2010,” she said, referring to changes in the federally fu
Capital City Parent
Friday, May 1, 2015 12:00 am

Poems for children, illustrated by Springfield artist Felicia Olin

A Net to Snare the Moonlight and Other Poems for Children is the latest book of Vachel Lindsay’s poetry to be released by the Vachel Lindsay Association. This 17-poem collection, illustrated by Spri
Capital City Parent
Friday, May 1, 2015 12:00 am

The night sky fascinates children and parents

 When Anne Gregurich of Springfield was 13 years old, she decided to build her own telescope after watching a Nova documentary. “I made it out of paper towel tubes and magnifying glasses,” sa


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