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Downtown Springfield Nonprofits

August 17, 2023

August 17 is National Nonprofit Day! What better way to celebrate than highlighting all the incredible Downtown Springfield Nonprofits working to make our community and the world a better place.   Abilities First: Artisan Elements Abilities First’s mission is Turning Abilities Into Opportunities. In 2012, the concept of Artisan Elements began to take shape–build business… Read More

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Mark Juneteenth in Downtown Springfield

June 13, 2023

In January 1863, the Thirteenth Amendment legally freed the enslaved in Confederate states. However, this freedom was not implemented immediately as the speed of information was slow. It would take nearly two and a half years before Union troops would arrive in Galveston Bay, Texas (the westernmost confederate state) and announce that the enslaved black people… Read More

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Downtown Glass Recycling Program diverts 5 million bottles from landfill

April 21, 2023

Since its inception in 2008, the Downtown Glass Recycling Program recycled more than five million glass bottles. Thanks to a grant from Ozark Headwaters Recycling and Materials Management District (OHRD), the Downtown Springfield Association has been faithfully collecting glass bottles from businesses across Downtown, C-Street and the Pickwick area, diverting them from the local landfill…. Read More

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OHRD and Product Stewardship Council collaboration makes it easier for Missouri residents to safely dispose of pharmaceuticals

February 22, 2023

Story brought to you from Ozarks Headwaters Recycling and Materials Management District From antibiotics to Xanax, Americans rely on a lot of prescriptions. Researchers say nearly  70% of the country’s population is on at least one prescription, which means asking ourselves questions about the impacts of these medications’ end-of-life is becoming more and more necessary…. Read More

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Tips for watching the Big Game this Sunday

February 09, 2023

Whether you’re cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs, the Philadelphia Eagles, Rihanna or the person bringing the buffalo chicken dip this Sunday, Downtown Springfield has everything you need to have the most super of bowls! Where to Watch Who wants to clean up their house after a big party? Take it easy, come Downtown for… Read More

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New History Museum exhibit highlights Springfield’s Black Educators

January 25, 2023

The History Museum on the Square will open their newest exhibit, Community Cornerstones: Springfield’s Black Educators on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. This exhibit showcases the rich history of Black American education in Springfield through the lens of the educators who were the cornerstones of the Black community. Experience the enlightening story of Springfield’s Black educational… Read More

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day March, Program in Downtown Springfield

January 12, 2023

Many will gather to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and the strength of love in Downtown Springfield on Monday, January 16, 2023. This will be the nation’s 40th holiday celebrating King’s Birthday and acknowledging his contributions to the U.S. Civil Rights movement. To mark the holiday, NAACP Springfield is hosting its annual MLK… Read More

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No, your banana peel won’t turn into soil in the trash can

January 06, 2023

Story brought to you from Ozarks Headwaters Recycling and Materials Management District Raise your hand if you’ve ever thought something like this: It’s fine to toss this banana peel in the trash can. It’ll naturally rot and turn into dirt, so it doesn’t matter. Or maybe you’ve never given much thought to what happens to your… Read More

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Start the year with Wellness Collective’s January Yoga Challenge

January 03, 2023

Start the year off on the right foot with Wellness Collective Studios‘ January Yoga Challenge. Attend your first class AND a minimum of five classes total at the Wellness Collective in the month of January and you’ll receive a $25 Studio Credit to spend on future memberships, classes, workshops or retail. If you go above… Read More

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Quiz: Which Springfield, MO New Years Eve Party is for you?

December 21, 2022

There’s so many options to consider when deciding how to ring in the new year. Let us help you pick the perfect party in Downtown Springfield, MO to bring you into 2023.   What is the most important factor of a good night out? A. The food B. Dancing C. A good laugh D. A… Read More