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Ten easy ways to make your holiday celebrations more sustainable

November 30, 2022

Story brought to you from Ozarks Headwaters Recycling and Materials Management District With the holiday season around the corner, living sustainably might be the last thing on your mind. But you can practice an eco-friendly lifestyle even during hectic holidays with a few simple swaps. Here are ten of Ozarks Headwaters Recycling and Materials Management… Read More


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How to convince your loved ones to recycle

November 15, 2022

Story brought to you from Ozarks Headwaters Recycling and Materials Management District It’s human nature: When you care deeply and intensely about something, you want to spread the word about it. Whether it’s a new hobby, a favorite coffee shop or a passion for recycling, it’s natural to want the folks in your circles to… Read More


Miguel, left, poses with his friends at doggie daycare
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Downtowner’s guide to hilarious pet exercises!

August 27, 2020

What’s up downtown Springfield! Remember us? Jeana, the stubborn redhead living and cavorting downtown for the last 13 years? And Dr. Skinner, the veterinarian who loves crazy people, crazy pets, and crazy ideas? We are back to our blog after the dust has settled on COVID. Spring Valley Veterinary Hospital is the Downtown Springfield Association’s… Read More


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Spring Valley Veterinary Hospital: Keep it clean, Downtown Springfield!

December 19, 2019

What’s up with all this poo? You see it on the sidewalks. You see it in the grass. Why does Downtown have such a poo problem? When nature calls for our furry four-legged friends, they’re just going to stop and squat. And let’s face it, dogs lack the opposable thumbs us two-legged owners have, so… Read More


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Downtown Springfield: A Holiday Tradition

December 01, 2017

By Sony Hocklander, 2017 Christmas Parade Grand Marshal Christmas storytelling has been a tradition in my family since long before we moved to the Ozarks. That tradition has flourished in Springfield. When my grown sons were young, we’d gather nightly around the lighted tree where I’d weave a continuing holiday story, making it up as… Read More


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The Winter Blues are No Match for Sculpture Walk

November 28, 2017

By Shannon Hruska, Sculpture Walk Springfield It’s true what they say—there’s no place like downtown for the holidays! Last weekend’s Park Central Square tree lighting kicked off a bevy of holiday fun downtown for the whole family. The Christmas tree is lit, and Springfield is invited downtown to enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, ice skating, Christmas… Read More


Park Central Square fountain
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Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Favorite Downtown Spots

November 22, 2017

By Adam McMullin, Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the authority on local attractions. Check out this roundup of the CVB’s favorite downtown spots. Trust them—they’re local experts!


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Five Reasons I Love Working in Downtown Springfield

November 14, 2017

By Molly Riddle, Director of Content Strategy at Mostly Serious I first set foot in downtown Springfield when I moved to this lovely city in 2009. I was a college freshman at Drury University, and my friends and I desperately needed places to hole up and study or just get away from the chaos of… Read More