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Extended School Closures

Following the “stay at home” order, Springfield-area schools announced they will remain closed through April 24. The extended closure impacts all extra- and co-curricular activities, including athletic competitions, practices and after-school programs and events. Read full article >>

What to Watch Wednesdays BEAT

What to Watch Wednesdays: Little Fires Everywhere

Starring Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, and Joshua Jackson. This drama is based on the novel and will hook you from the first episode! It gives you a feeling that something very dark is coming. Reese’s character, Elena, is an uptight mom who wants her children to be perfect and is trying to uphold the picture perfect family image. She invites Kerry’s character, Mia (single mom and traveling artist), to rent one of her properties and manage her family’s house. Lots of secrets and twists are waiting for you to uncover in this mini series! Check out Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu! Read full article >>

Local Quarantine Dining Guide

During this time of social distancing and uncertainty, it can be hard to know the status of each local business. Who is offering delivery or drive-thru dining options? Who is offering order ahead/pick-ups? What are they doing in-house to prevent the spread of COVID-19? We have gathered information on some of the best local businesses and what they are doing to keep you safe and provide you some semblance of normalcy. Read full article >>