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Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 12:06 am

Holiday cocktails warm the soul

 The holidays are upon us, and if you don’t yet need a drink, you will.What with relatives you can’t wish away and kids rip-ripping open packages, then bang-banging drums and bleep-bleeping e...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 12:05 am
 When the weather outside is frightful, you may be looking for someplace delightful. Head to an indoor botanical garden and you can pretend you are in the tropics without leaving the state.Spring...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 12:05 am
Bicentennial and Beyond! The Illinois Legacy CollectionThrough Feb. 3. This major exhibition, in celebration of the state’s 200th birthday, features rare and rarely seen artifacts from the museum’...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 12:04 am
 Does an 18th century tale of palace intrigue have any relevance for our times? Well, any story that deals with behind-the-scenes machinations to wrest power at the cost of your moral integrity d...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 12:04 am

CBD products grow in popularity

 The diagnosis of chronic pain has become pervasive in our society. According to a study done in 2015 by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative He...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 12:03 am
 Wow! How did we get here now? Who knows, but here we are, rapidly approaching Christmas Day and the holiday festivities surrounding the big event. Fortunately for us partygoers and lovers of liv...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 12:03 am
On Sunday afternoons, you can find a congenial group of people gathered in the old Watts Brothers Pharmacy building, located at 1227 S. Pasfield in Springfield, working on a variety of projects. One r...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 12:02 am
 Originating in southern Illinois as a band of hometown friends in 2000 playing “hard-edged blues rock,” The Mud Bugs were a thing. When Kit Jones relocated to the capital city a few years la...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 12:01 am
TO THOSE WHO LIE IN BELLEAU WOODThis poem by my mother, then Vera Wardner,was read at a memorial service held at Bois deBelleau, Aisne, France, Dec. 25, 1923.My father was also there with 30 Boy Scout...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 12:01 am
 As a kid I never understood why grown-ups would talk about “getting through the holidays” like it was some sort of difficult trial. What could be difficult about a time filled with presents...

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