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Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 In life, and with releasing films, timing is everything and Ava DuVernay’s Selma could not have opened at a more opportune moment. Obviously set to coincide with the 86th anniversary of Martin...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 Well, it’s that time again. After all the holiday feasting, many folks (myself included) want to counter the effect of all those cookies, eggnog and other indulgences.Over the years I’ve bec...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 newyears poem #11  you may have stacks of moldering dishes piles ofdisheveled clutter a hamper of odorous garments a carfull of indescribable litter snow to shovel letters to tendbills dema...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 There’s no denying that Democrats took a drubbing at the polls in 2014. Running cautious campaigns and shying away from Obamacare, Wall Street regulation, the anti-fracking movement, immigrati...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
 As far as the movie world is concerned, 2014 will be remembered as the year in which things ended with an international bang and a corporate whimper. After having massive numbers of files hacked...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
 I’m not ashamed to admit it: I’m hooked on “Downton Abbey”. “They should have called it Downton crack,” said my daughter Ashley, a fellow enthusiast. “Downton Abbey”, which appea...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
 Springfield’s portion of the 115th annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count will take place at the Adams Wildlife Society on Sunday, Jan. 4, from 1-3 p.m. This seasonal activity is designed...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
 Women of all ages will benefit from a personal defense seminar under the direction of a local Jiu-Jitsu professional. On Saturday, Jan. 3, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., grab your girlfriends for an hou...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
 Everyone’s favorite international basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters, returns to the Prairie Capital Convention Center on Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. This electrifying game will be pla...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
 Welcome one and all to the beginning of 2015 and our last big blast of 2014. New Year’s Eve has long been a night of celebration and one that nearly always includes live music. This year we ha...

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