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Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am
The all-around astonishing performance cats are back in town along with their animal buddies Garfield the groundhog, two chickens and four rats, all wearing their witch hats and long green hair. It’...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am
Springfield nonprofit Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society is hosting a Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show at the Illinois Building at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Oct. 5-6. “Meteorites” is the them...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am
 An interesting installation called New Springfield, by Minnesota new media artist Rosemary Williams, is currently on display at University of Illinois Springfield UIS Visual Arts Gallery. The ex...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am
 Abe’s River Race, an American Canoe Association sanctioned six-mile canoe and kayak race put on by Lincoln Heritage Water Trail Association, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, on the Sangamon R...
Thursday, May 9, 2013 10:02 am
Love this comic in Illinois Times! Homage to all my brothers and sisters in poetry and prose out there who continue to craft in the art, even though the art pays out infrequently, if at all. I read a book once that offered ways a poet could make a living at writing poetry. The book is How to Make a Living as a Poe...
Friday, May 10, 2013 08:40 am
Ken Bradbury and Steve Varble put out an awesome new book that loosely covers Jacksonville in verse to the flavor of Shel Silverstein. The hardcover book, The Place Where We Live, is for all ages and not just for Jacksonville folk. Bradbury’s words will have your cheeks a’peaking (as in mountains) and Varble’s colorful illustrations will make your eyes a’shining (as in happy a...
Friday, May 10, 2013 04:03 pm
The animals might not be talking but the poets will.Tomorrow!!! The newest attraction at the Henson Robinson Zoo’s Dr. Dolittle Day this Saturday is Springfield Poets and Writers. During the last month, poets visited the zoo and selected one animal as inspiration to craft a poem about. They will read those poems beginning at 1 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheatre (along with artists talking ab...
Sunday, May 12, 2013 07:36 pm
May 11-12, 2013 turned out to be a gorgeous weekend! It did not rain the Saturday before Mother's Day as weather forecasters had predicted. Dr. Dolittle Day at Henson Robinson Zoo was sunny and warm (with just the right touch of wind, notice the flag above) -- a perfect day for folks in central Illinois to be treated to a free day of wildlife at the zoo. Thanks, zoo! This little guy (...
Thursday, May 16, 2013 09:46 am
Flip-flops are on my mind. And no, I don’t have a shoe or foot fetish. My feet just love to be comfortable and naked; my toes just love to be free. And warm weather means I can break out the flip-flops and sandals. Thanks be to the Egyptians. Thanks to America for falling in love with them – a huge variety are for sale everywhere. AND thanks be to Illinois Times -- we staffers can do the fl...

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