Create a Sleek, Functional Home Office

Create a Sleek, Functional Home Office

(Family Features) The regular work-at-home, non-self-employed population has grown by 115 percent since 2005, according to research from GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com. That translates to 3.7 million employees working from home at least half the time, while...

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#SpringfieldNeighborhoodPostcardProject

#SpringfieldNeighborhoodPostcardProject

One of the 76 #SpringfieldNeighborhoodPostcardProject​ postcards may arrive in your mailbox this Winter. Our Vibrant Community partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Central Illinois on a community art project made possible by the Springfield Area Arts...

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Budget-Friendly Spring Break Getaways

Budget-Friendly Spring Break Getaways

(Family Features) Spring is the perfect time for a vacation. Shake off the doldrums of winter as you transition toward fresh beginnings and warmer days. One tip for planning a fun-filled trip with nearly countless memories: start your planning by deciding...

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Passing Notes: Stories and Songs

Passing Notes: Stories and Songs

On Saturday, January 20, 2018, the Springfield Area Arts Council will present Passing Notes: Stories and Songs.  The event is being organized by AMY BENTON, local singer\songwriter. Time: 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. Place:  Club Room, Hoogland Center for the Arts...

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2018 Home Expo

2018 Home Expo

Friday, February 23 - 3-8pm Saturday, February 24 - 9am-6pm Sunday, February 25 - 10am-5pm Bank of Springfield Center Visit the 2018 Home Expo at the Bank of Springfield Center, brought to you by the Springfield Area Home Builders Association! Come learn about the...

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Simple Seafood Solutions for Lent

Simple Seafood Solutions for Lent

(Family Features) With people across the country observing Lent, a religious tradition observed during the 40 days before Easter, it’s time to rethink the standard family meal menu. This nearly eight-week period typically calls for a special diet....

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Bistro Verde at LLCC opens Feb. 6

Bistro Verde at LLCC opens Feb. 6

Bistro Verde, Lincoln Land Community College’s student-run café, will be open during the spring 2018 semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Feb. 6. The community is invited to experience food prepared and served by LLCC...

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Smart Choices

Smart Choices

Fueling kids for back to school (Family Features) As kids head back to school, it’s a good time to refocus on nutritious food and beverage choices to make sure kids are properly fueled and ready to learn. Making the best choices for her family is every...

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3 Ways to Throwback Style

3 Ways to Throwback Style

(Family Features) When it's time for a bathroom or kitchen upgrade, some of the greatest inspiration may come from another time entirely. Some of the most on-trend styles of today are actually throwbacks to bygone eras. Learn how to make your updated...

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3 Tips for Cooking Up a Healthy New Year

3 Tips for Cooking Up a Healthy New Year

(Family Features) After a holiday season filled with indulgent food and limited time for exercise, there’s no time like the New Year to adopt some new, healthy habits. These additional tips can help you get a healthy start to the New Year: Change up your...

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SIX STRINGS \ SIX WEEKS

SIX STRINGS \ SIX WEEKS

The Springfield Area Arts Council is partnering with local singer/songwriter Ben Bedford to offer an exciting program for adults who always have wanted to learn to play the guitar.  Guitar lessons will be offered in a small group setting at the Hoogland Center for the...

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Appetizers for Easy Entertaining

Appetizers for Easy Entertaining

(Family Features) When it comes time to entertain family and friends, it’s important to have a few simple, warm appetizers and small plates at the ready. Plan your menu with recipes that can be prepped ahead of time and popped in the oven when guests...

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Fresh Fruit Flavors

Fresh Fruit Flavors

(Family Features) When it comes to fresh fruit, watermelon is a top pick in many households. It’s available year-round and makes for a nutritious snack, but its great taste is the reason most people buy watermelon, according to research from the National...

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A $35,000 Matching Opportunity for Kidzeum

A $35,000 Matching Opportunity for Kidzeum

PRESS RELEASE Looking for a way to help Kidzeum of Health and Science close the gap on the rest of the $350,000 they need to ensure a successful grand opening in June 2018, Don and Wanda Tracy and Ray and Anne Capestrain decided to pool their resources and encourage...

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8 Gift Ideas to Sink Your Teeth Into

8 Gift Ideas to Sink Your Teeth Into

(Family Features) When you’re shopping for someone who has everything he or she needs, finding the perfect gift can be a real challenge. Fortunately, there’s one type of gift that virtually everyone can appreciate: a kitchen gadget that answers their...

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Holiday Wine Pairings 101

Holiday Wine Pairings 101

(Family Features) Whether you’re hosting a holiday fete or on tap to bring the wine to Christmas dinner, nailing the perfect pairing doesn’t have to be stressful. When shopping for wine, consider the different flavors that will be served. From starters,...

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Popping Up a Winter Wonderland

Popping Up a Winter Wonderland

Edible, handmade holiday decor perfect for gifting (Family Features) ’Tis the season to pop up some holiday fun by creating a scenic winter wonderland that tastes as great as it looks. Gather the kids and make a hands-on family holiday tradition out of...

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6 Simple, Festive Cocktails for the Holidays

6 Simple, Festive Cocktails for the Holidays

(Family Features) Eggnog Martini and Maple Amaretto Sour are two holiday cocktails that could easily be found on a festive bar menu. However, you can make them yourself in the comfort of your own home. Dazzle guests with an easy, simple trick: extracts. A...

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APL sets December Pet Adoptions

APL sets December Pet Adoptions

 The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold several pet adoptions during December with cats and dogs available at various locations. All animals presented by APL for have been spayed or neutered, microchipped and have received all vaccinations by the time of their...

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