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Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 12:00 am

Through the years with Springfield’s talented old-timers

If anyone can lay claim to being the “father” of The Mature Mob, it’s Jim Myers. It began in the early ’90s, when Jim, at age 76, began taking tap dance lessons at the Springfi
Thursday, June 7, 2012 12:00 am

After 136 years on Springfield’s north end, a family tradition comes to an end

“Good morning! Today is Thursday, May 17,” said St. Joseph’s School principal Linda Tusek into the intercom one recent morning. She began with the day’s announcements to studen
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005 12:00 am
Several years ago, Frances Moore Lappé and her daughter Anna Blythe Lappé set off on a journey spanning five continents. What they found, in their words, was "an invisible revolution of courage
Thursday, July 15, 2004 12:00 am

They can’t marry, but that doesn’t keep them from exchanging vows

The eyes of the world were on Massachusetts two months ago as it became the first state to legally recognize same-sex marriages. New Jersey last week began issuing extended domestic-partnership benefi
Thursday, June 17, 2004 12:00 am
There was a graduation ceremony recently in Springfield. Nothing unusual about that, especially this time of year. But the setting -- the back yard of 830 S. College Ave. -- was remarkable, as was the
Thursday, April 15, 2004 12:00 am
Bob Bartel remembers the trip that gave birth to what became the Poets and Writers Literary Forum of Springfield. "My wife, Janice,and I visited New York in 1993. We toured coffee shops in Greenwich
Thursday, March 11, 2004 12:00 am
"They eat, they drink, they read, they talk." Siobhan Pitchford's description of the group she and her husband, David, co-host, if a bit concise, sums up what takes place when it meets. The Fiction


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