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Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am

Leading Springfield to a future of health and fitness

Fitness is in. We’ve all seen enough alarming articles about obesity in America to know that something has to change, and there are plenty of people in Springfield trying to do something about it. W...
Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 01:14 pm
It was a nice surprise to get an email from my old friend Ed Martin letting me know that he and several other local artisans have recently opened a new studio/gallery (cleverly called  Ed Martin Fine Art )  at 1515 South Fifth Street in Springfield. Ed has been selling his beautiful jewelry and glass work around town and across the country at art shows for many years - but he's ready to be off the road and thus the new space.    His email tells me he's shifted his artistic focus in a new direction
Thursday, March 14, 2013 04:26 pm
Always a busy band during the St. Patrick’s Day celebration, The Emerald Underground goes for the pot o’ gold at the end of the Irish rainbow with three shows this weekend. Now into their ...
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 09:44 am

United Way’s 2-1-1 telephone service offers help in crisis

Karen Zangerle dials the number and waits expectantly as a young man answers with a gentle tone. Zangerle explains that her husband has lost his job and the family won’t be able to pay an upcomi...
Thursday, July 5, 2012 04:49 am
An intriguing new exhibit opens at the Springfield Art Association on Thursday, July 12 that spans generations. It’s in the Genes celebrates the work of 26 central Illinois creative families and...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 07:49 am
One of the premier fall festivals for families in central Illinois, Lincoln Memorial Garden’s Indian Summer Festival is the place to be the weekend of Oct. 8-9. Immerse yourself in the exhilarat...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 08:31 am
The Ethnic Festival has a reputation as a place for fun and great food in central Illinois, with the chance to sample world culture. All Labor Day weekend taste the food, listen to the sounds and watc...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 01:51 pm

Need Springfield gag on stormwater?

My advice is, don’t ever invite the executive director of the Springfield Metro Sanitary District and a carp to the same party. Springfield, you see, is one of dozens of Illinois cities and town...
Thursday, May 5, 2011 03:56 pm
Recently I was a panelist for a meeting of the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago youth summit on the question of casino expansion. The premise was that gambling expansion would bring more mo...
Thursday, March 17, 2011 05:50 am
Willie Nelson performs for central Illinois fans as his Country Throwdown tour moves through Springfield stopping at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. If Nelson could be called the anything of co...

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