Cost-Conscious Home Upgrades for Fall

Cost-Conscious Home Upgrades for Fall

(Family Features) If you're looking for ways to improve your home but don't have the budget for a full-scale renovation, look at upgrades that add instant value with a smaller investment. Projects that enhance existing features or add new functions to the home are...

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Go Tart for Your Heart

Go Tart for Your Heart

(Family Features) Eating with heart health on your mind has never tasted so good. While many aspects of life can impact heart health, opting for nutritious foods plays an especially important role. “Heart-healthy eating can be delicious and on-trend with vibrant...

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Tips for Baby’s 1st Foods

Tips for Baby’s 1st Foods

(Family Features) There are endless exciting firsts in your baby’s life, from the first smile and laugh, to the first time he or she sits up or speaks. It can be beautiful and exhilarating, but also uncertain and messy. Introducing solid foods is no different – new...

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Find Better Balance for Family Meals this Year

Find Better Balance for Family Meals this Year

(Family Features) This New Year, set a realistic resolution to take time to sit down with your family and eat balanced meals together. A few simple solutions and a dash of inspiration are all you need to set the tone for a year of health and wellness. Last year,...

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Simple, Healthy Summer Snacks

Simple, Healthy Summer Snacks

Vegan and vegetarian diets are becoming a popular trend, but many people are also opting to be semi-vegetarians, also known as the flexitarian diet. A flexitarian diet means you don’t have to eliminate meat from your diet but can still reap the health benefits...

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Sweet Meets Spicy

Sweet Meets Spicy

Fresh ideas for a fun fiesta menu (Family Features) There’s no better way to spice up a party than by using unexpected ingredients in fun, flavorful dishes and drinks. For your next fiesta, celebrate a star of the party with sweet and juicy watermelon. Not only does...

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Budget Boosters: 5 Smart Ways to Manage Your Money

Budget Boosters: 5 Smart Ways to Manage Your Money

(Family Features) Even for families with a moderate household income, keeping expenses down and managing a budget can feel like a job all on its own. Ensuring monthly obligations are met, creating an emergency fund or planning for a major purchase can make the task...

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Spoon Up Tradition

Spoon Up Tradition

(Family Features) When cooler temperatures call for something to warm you up, good, old-fashioned soups and stews may be just what you need. You can create delicious, steaming pots that taste like they’re straight out of mom’s kitchen with flavorful, convenient...

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UIS Theatre Program Announces 2017-2018 Season Performances

UIS Theatre Program Announces 2017-2018 Season Performances

PRESS RELEASE University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) Theatre is excited to announce its production lineup for the 2017-2018 academic year. During fall 2017, the program will present “Machinal” by Sophie Treadwell. The spring 2018 production will be “Six Characters...

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Create Inviting Outdoor Spaces

Create Inviting Outdoor Spaces

Create Inviting Outdoor Spaces (Family Features) The arrival of milder temperatures means dining al fresco, hosting neighborhood cookouts and enjoying intimate cocktail parties under the stars. When creating a backyard oasis, make your space both inviting and able to...

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APL Sets August Pet Adoptions – Press Release

APL Sets August Pet Adoptions – Press Release

The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold several pet adoptions during August 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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Delicious, Nutritious Outdoor Dining

Delicious, Nutritious Outdoor Dining

(Family Features) Some of the first foods that come to mind when considering dining outdoors are greasy, messy meals. Instead, opt for a nutritious outdoor experience with a turkey wrap, grain bowl or chicken salad for a backyard bite that doesn’t go overboard. Find...

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5 Essential Skincare Tips for Baby

5 Essential Skincare Tips for Baby

(Family Features) When it comes to parenting, there’s no one-child-fits-all handbook. There are times when caring for a little one can be a far cry from the snuggles and smiles that make it all worthwhile. Healthy skin is critical to a baby’s long-term health and...

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Create Family Moments and Memories this Summer

Create Family Moments and Memories this Summer

(Family Features) Take advantage of slower summer schedules and warmer weather by rounding up the family and heading to the backyard for fun, food and family time. The opportunities for quality family time during the warmer months are nearly endless, especially with...

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Protein-Packed Meals and Snacks

Protein-Packed Meals and Snacks

(Family Features) Protein is an incredibly important part of our diets. Not only is it associated with muscle and tissue health, research finds that protein plays an important role in energy levels, weight management and satiety (feeling full). In fact, a recent...

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Mix Up Something Eclectic

Mix Up Something Eclectic

Mix Up Something Eclectic On-trend design ideas for your kitchen renovation (Family Features) For most homes, there’s one room that serves as the hub of all activity. From preparing mouthwatering meals to entertaining a house full of guests to grabbing a few minutes...

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Springfield Scene Magazine 4th Issue 2017

Springfield Scene Magazine 4th Issue 2017

In this issue, you’ll find profiles of Dr. Charles Lucore, the President & CEO of HSHS St. John's Hospital, Barb Malany, a leader in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program and Sam Wheeler, the Director of Research at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum....

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Designing Stylish and Functional Outdoor Kitchens

Designing Stylish and Functional Outdoor Kitchens

(Family Features) Just like the inside of a home, aesthetics are often the first thing you notice when stepping outside. An outdoor living space can be modern, traditional, rustic, coastal or even country farmhouse – the possibilities are endless. The look and feel it...

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Cirque Italia is Coming to Springfield

Cirque Italia is Coming to Springfield

GET READY SPRINGFIELD, IL, BECAUSE IT’S TIME TO BE AMAZED! CIRQUE ITALIA IS COMING WITH A BRAND NEW SHOW AND TONS OF EXCITEMENT! Cirque Italia is a unique show in every sense. After five years of consolidation, a rigorous casting selection, and over 1,000 performances...

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