Preparing for Baby

Preparing for Baby

4 tips for choosing the right car seat (Family Features) As a parent, one of the most important decisions you will make is choosing an infant car seat. The process of purchasing and correctly installing a car seat can often feel like an overwhelming task. To help give...

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Wacky Wheelers Parade at Enos Park

Wacky Wheelers Parade at Enos Park

Organizers Tom Clark and Rhiannon Gurley with Alderman Andrew Proctor and the  Wacky Wheels Contest Winners Wacky Wheels event on Saturday, June 10, 2017 was organized by Our Viabrant Community Per Our Vibrant Community - Wacky Wheelers was a blast.  Kids loved it and...

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Lavender & Laine Vintage Market

Lavender & Laine Vintage Market

 Producers: Rebekah Lindvall & Chelsea Ewald It is a perfect day for coming downtown!  The Lavender & Laine Vintage Market makes its debut on the Northside of the Old State Capitol.  It's open until 4 pm today at 5th &...

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3 Tips to Stop Mosquitoes from Ruining Summer Fun

3 Tips to Stop Mosquitoes from Ruining Summer Fun

(Family Features) Summer is here and warm weather beckons people into backyards across the country. Unfortunately, unwelcome guests like pesky mosquitoes often want to join the festivities. Not only can mosquitoes be a biting nuisance, but they can also cause allergic...

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6 Ways to Stay Fit with Your Pup

6 Ways to Stay Fit with Your Pup

(Family Features) Puppies don’t just make great best friends; they’re also awesome (and adorable) workout buddies. It’s important for both humans and pups to stay active, so the Pedigree brand is sharing fun, interactive tips and hilariously cute videos with fitness...

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Renovations for the Ages

Renovations for the Ages

Antique upgrades for kitchen and bath (Family Features) Not every renovation project is intended to make the space look shiny and new. A design that celebrates decades (or even centuries) past can carry the same big impact for a dramatically updated look. Antique...

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Hardworking Kitchens can Still have Style

Hardworking Kitchens can Still have Style

(BPT) - Years ago, the kitchen served a very utilitarian function — a place to prepare food and clean the dishes. Today, it's truly the nerve center of the house where people eat meals, discuss the day's events, plan calendars, do homework, check e-mail and entertain...

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Simple Steps to Create the Perfect Outdoor Oasis

Simple Steps to Create the Perfect Outdoor Oasis

(BPT) - Summer is home to many of the year’s most beautiful days, so who can blame you for wanting to spend them all outside? Your yard becomes your living room and your patio the kitchen. It’s your home away from home, which begs the question — do you like your...

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Throw a Sizzling Summer Cocktail Party

Throw a Sizzling Summer Cocktail Party

(BPT) - Raise your glasses high — cocktail parties are the toast of this summer’s entertaining. Don’t know where to start? Think barware, which is nearly as hot as the rising temperatures. That’s why we turned to designer Julie Robbins from Replacements, Ltd., the...

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Legacy of Giving

Legacy of Giving

Artist Jessica Hitchcock It was slow today with the heat but everyone started coming to the festival as the sun started fade away. Artists Jessica Hitchcock (St Louis) and Jim Lovelace (Chatham) are enjoying the festival and offering their art for sell. There are...

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APL Sets June Pet Adoptions – Press Release

APL Sets June Pet Adoptions – Press Release

The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold several pet adoptions during June 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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Improve your Dog’s Emotional Life

Improve your Dog’s Emotional Life

(BPT) - For millions of pet parents, their beloved dog is more than just a four-legged friend — he’s a member of the family. When looking at products for their pet they are willing to explore all options to ensure they provide the very best items like organic foods,...

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LLCC Nursing Students Inducted into Honor Society

LLCC Nursing Students Inducted into Honor Society

The 2017 inductees are: Karson Myers, Raymond; Kaitlyn Wagoner, Taylorville; Abigale Carter Millburg, Morrisonville; Ellyn Baker, Rochester; Elizabeth Hammond, Fillmore; Cecelia Eckles,Cantrall; and Diana Brackett of Jacksonville. Seven second-year nursing students...

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