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Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:21 am
 Municipal bands are a tradition in many towns and cities nationwide, and Springfield is fortunate to have one. In fact, for over 80 years the Springfield Municipal Band has been providing summer...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:20 am
 The history of cricket goes back to 16th century England. It later made a successful leap across the Atlantic and eventually made its way to this area by the early 1800s. For a time, it was almo...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:12 am

Celebrate Juneteenth with “Oh Freedom!”

 When the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s gained momentum, music and song were at the forefront of the action. To honor the holiday known as Juneteeth, celebrated on June 19 to commemo...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:04 am
 I was pretty sure the world didn’t need another Men in Black movie.  I’m sad to say that after sitting through the latest installment of the franchise, I now know I was right.2019’s �...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:02 am
 This father and daughter duo from the local music community are both gifted musicians and singers, blessed with powerful and emotive voices that blend with a special harmony reserved for family...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:01 am
 Welcome to the middle of June, as the outdoor events continue to multiply like the mosquitoes and gnats that seem to like to attend the events almost as much as our intrepid Springfield-area mus...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:01 am
fathers day poem # 1      if you have to explain a joke it’s no longer funny when I tell this one I draw blanks but when I was a kid the elopement-ladder-to-the-girl’s-win...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:09 am
 The folks at the Sangamon County Fair are in high gear right now, getting ready to kick off the six-day gem that is one of the highlights of summer in these parts.  The fair crew does a gre...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:08 am
Autism spectrum disorder is a complex developmental disability the signs of which typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Those...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:06 am

St. Louis isn’t Springfield. Here you can always talk to the owner.

 Having attended baseball games for many decades, I was reminded last week of how different the game is from that first game I attended in 1955. On Memorial Day weekend along with my son, son-in-...


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