Horace Mann Awards $10,000 Scholarship

Horace Mann Awards $10,000 Scholarship

Horace Mann has awarded Beverley Watson of Springfield a $10,000 college scholarship as part of the company’s employee scholarship program. Beverley is the daughter of Barb and Rob Watson. Barb is Director of Banking & Investments in the Finance & Planning...

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APL sets October Pet Adoptions

APL sets October Pet Adoptions

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

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Better Than Takeout

Better Than Takeout

Asian dishes at home (Family Features) On busy weeknights, it can be easy to opt for Asian staples like beef and broccoli. Instead, try making your own cuisine at home with quick-cook noodles, from udon to lo mein. “Popular takeout dishes and noodle bowls...

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Make it with Maple

Make it with Maple

PICTURE COURTESY OF PIXABAY.COM (Family Features) Autumn is the perfect time to fall in love with maple syrup. The caramelized flavor of syrup pairs well with other fall flavors, like apples, cinnamon and pumpkin. From spiced syrups to game-day dips,...

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Flavor Infusion

Flavor Infusion

(Family Features) When your taste buds can’t settle on just one flavor, a fusion dish may be just the answer. Fusion dishes combine some of the best ethnic culinary traditions from around the world, and Asian influences are among the most popular building...

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Springfield Scene Magazine 5th Issue 2017

Springfield Scene Magazine 5th Issue 2017

In this issue, you’ll find profiles of:  Val and Chris Butler from Butler Funeral Home and also the 2017 Campaign Chairs for United Way;  Ken Lam, the new Music Director of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra;  Farrell Gay, the founder of the Timepiece Museum at the...

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Add Family Fun to Chores

Add Family Fun to Chores

(Family Features) When school is in session and just getting out the door is an accomplishment, having go-to routines can help make ordinary activities more exciting for the entire family. However, if you encounter resistance to everyday household tasks,...

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6 Cozy Breakfast Essentials for Fall

6 Cozy Breakfast Essentials for Fall

Wholesome morning recipes to embrace all season long (Family Features) As leaves fall and temperatures cool, put a comforting twist on breakfast classics like oats and pancakes by incorporating autumn flavors from delicious fall harvest. Whether you're...

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Material Matters

Material Matters

(Family Features) For many homeowners, aesthetics and function are the primary considerations of a kitchen renovation. However, before you lay out your space and start selecting colors, there is another essential factor to explore: the materials you will use for each...

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7 Steps for a Healthier Home

7 Steps for a Healthier Home

(Family Features) As homeowners become increasingly aware of the impact their homes can have on the environment – and on their health – making eco-conscious choices is as important as ever. From controlling the types of materials used within your home to...

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4 Benefits of Being a Pet Parent

4 Benefits of Being a Pet Parent

(Family Features) Having a dog can be one of the most rewarding experiences in the world. Many pet owners even call their pets “fur babies” or say they’re a “pet parent.” While having a pet comes with responsibility and commitment, the physical and...

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LLCC 2017-18 Recital Series opens Sunday, Sept. 24

LLCC 2017-18 Recital Series opens Sunday, Sept. 24

Public invited at no charge to all performances Lincoln Land Community College’s annual Recital Series kicks off Sunday, Sept. 24, with a performance by The River Ramblers. The recital begins at 4 p.m. in the Trutter Center on the LLCC-Springfield campus....

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5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Space

5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Space

(BPT) - A beautiful, sunny day is one of the best parts of the season and when you have one, you simply have to be outside. When you step outdoors, where do you go? To the park? The lake? A friend's home? How often do you stay home and enjoy a beautiful...

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Give Your Kitchen a Facelift

Give Your Kitchen a Facelift

(Family Features) Whether completely remodeling your kitchen or just looking for a few simple upgrades to make your cooking space shine, it can be difficult to know where to begin. A well-designed kitchen can incorporate both style and luxury, but it’s also important...

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Power Up with Plant Protein

Power Up with Plant Protein

(Family Features) When it comes to getting energy from the food you eat, it's no secret that protein packs a powerful punch. However, research shows certain plant-based proteins, like peanuts, may carry additional benefits. According to a Harvard School of...

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Dig Into 7 Game-Winning Dips

Dig Into 7 Game-Winning Dips

(Family Features) Although you may share a passion for a favorite sports team, not everyone has the same taste when it comes to the tailgating menu. Enter these seven dips: from a yogurt turmeric dip to spicy buffalo chicken dip, you’re sure to please...

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Fishing Has No Boundaries

Fishing Has No Boundaries

The newly formed Capital City Chapter of "Fishing Has No Boundaries" (FHNB) will hold their first annual fishing event for people with disabilities on September 30, 2017.   As a national not for profit organization, Fishing Has No Boundaries is comprised of 28...

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Prepare Your Home for Storm Season

Prepare Your Home for Storm Season

(Family Features) Protecting your personal safety is the first priority when severe weather emerges with homes and personal property often running a close second. After all, the home is not only a place for comfort and sanctuary – it could be your single...

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Post Running Re-Fuel

Post Running Re-Fuel

After a long run, the body needs to re-fuel.   The running bug suggests, fruit smothie (greek yogurt; banana and berries); cereal and milk, carbs like bagels; pretzels, potato, pasta. Proteins like shakes or bars repairs muscle, and...

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