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Performing Art
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:00 am

Bigger and better than ever

 This weekend, take a break from the taxes, leave the yard work, gather up the family and head to Nelson Center for the 40th anniversary Springfield Figure Skating Club celebration “Spotlight o
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:00 am

LANA BENEDICT Aug. 19, 1946-Oct. 2, 2015

It’s likely no one who knew Lana Benedict as a State of Illinois retiree, volunteer cook, gardener, singer, loving mother and wife thought she would leave life on this side of heaven at age 69 last
Capital City Senior
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:00 am

The popular game with the goofy name

 Created one Sunday afternoon in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington, by then State Representative Joel Pritchard, pickleball is now played in all 50 states – and has nothing to do with pickl
Home & Garden
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:00 am

Consistency, common sense and cool technology work together to make your home safe.

 For Michelle Tjelmeland, a good home security system is about personal safety. Various zones in her Springfield home are wired and monitored with door chimes, motion sensors, sirens and flashing
Capital City Parent
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:00 am

What begins as cooking with kids becomes much more

 When my son unexpectedly brought home a school friend for video games, homework and supper one afternoon years ago, I baked an easy cake recipe, topped it with fresh, sweet whipped cream and ser
Capital City Parent
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 12:00 am

Lincoln and others offer character lessons for kids

 Abraham Lincoln is on bookstore new release racks again, this time in Brad Meltzer’s fresh new look at history and heroism “Ordinary People Change the World,” illustrated by Christopher El
Capital City Parent
Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 12:00 am

Slippery slope or safety net?

 Just before kids turn 18 and prepare to leave home, credit card companies swoop in. It’s not fair, particularly for those who don’t have a good grasp on money and budget, who haven’t been


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