Chick-fil-A camp out!

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Today I saw something I never have before, tents in a Chick-fil-A parking lot. Debbie Pilapil and I attended the media luncheon at Chick-fil-A for Senior News & Times.  We noted an array of tents and people in lawn chairs sitting in the parking lot outside of White Oaks Mall.  Everyone was there preparing for the […]

The Abraham Lincoln Hearse is at the Illinois State Fair Museum

I know Norm Claussen because of our shared love of old iron. Norm and Mike Hall head up the antique tractor display at the Illinois State Fair and this year, Norm also took on another job, he is the President/C.E.O. of the Illinois State Fair Museum foundation. This year they brought a very special treat […]

Scheels, a fun stop

Who would guess that Scheels can be considered a travel stop? This sports store may or may not be a place where you shop, but it sure is a place to see and do. With statues on the outside including one of Abraham Lincoln to signify the Land of Lincoln this is a fun place […]

Abe's Southside Cafe and Pub

In the Land of Lincoln, of course it is all about Abe and a statue of Abe is quite fitting in this café located on Springfield’s south Sixth street. Part of the Travelodge hotel, we found the café to be quiet and friendly. This past Thanksgiving Day weekend we met here with friends and enjoyed […]

Governor's Mansion was site of Senior Hall of Fame and Governor's Unique Achievement Awards

The garden outside the Governor’s Mansion in Springfield, Illinois, was still blooming when I went to the Governor’s Mansion to cover this for Senior News & Times. This event happens one time a year when volunteers and senior service groups come together to honor those that have received top honors. The celebration took place on […]