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Home & Garden
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:00 am
 It’s my yard, I’ll do what I want – right?Maybe, and maybe not. Before breaking ground for a new garage, planning your first pool party, going into the egg business or working on your cous
Home & Garden
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:00 am

How to put the best possible face on your spacious, clean, carefree home sweet home

 The useful life of an appraisal is just one year, so any sale, refinance or home equity loan will likely require a new appraisal ordered by the financial institution, conducted by a qualified ap
Home & Garden
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:00 am
 If landscaping goes in cycles, where every few years there’s a wildly popular new thing you suddenly see everywhere, followed by a few years of refinements until the next new splashy thing, th
Capital City Jobs
Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:00 am

Win a state interview with a complete, correct, relevant application

 Embarking on the circuitous path to employment with two of Springfield’s largest employers, the state of Illinois and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, is a challenge even in ye
Capital City Senior
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:00 am

However you describe them, Gail and Eric Adamski are keeping the faith, and living the dream

 Gail Adamski and husband Eric, an area building contractor, bought 63 acres and a horse barn between Salisbury and Petersburg to start a Christmas tree farm 21 years ago. Three years along, Gail
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


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