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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


A dog sits next to a Dogi Pot on a snowy sidewalk
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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


A piece of dog poop in a sidewalk with a paper flag stuck in it. The flag reads "No poo on the feet keeps our city neat."
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Spring Valley Veterinary Hospital Guest Blog: An introduction to Jeana and Dr. Skinner

November 07, 2019

“How do you even blog?”, followed by a chorus of laughter from the conference room. This would be the first question among many that Dr. Skinner and myself asked when we met with Jeff Kessinger, communications manager at the Downtown Springfield Association.  When we agreed to write a blog for our partnership with the DSA,… Read More


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Wanna Live Downtown? 10 Homes For Sale in the Heart of Springfield

April 11, 2019

Ever thought about living near Downtown Springfield? Love the thought of being so close to your favorite restaurants, theaters and shops? You’re not alone. Our friends at Murney Associates Realtors put together this list of 10 hot properties that can help make your downtown dreams come true. Check them out! The downtown area of Springfield… 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