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It can be a solo adventure, a family experience, a chance for exercise, exploring or sightseeing; it could involve a code, obscure hints or solving a puzzle. In the past 10 years, geocaching has grown in popularity and evolved from a nerdy pursuit into an interesting and challenging hobby.


People always remember the name of the street where they grew up. It's part of their personal history and just hearing the name sends them on a trip down memory lane. But many people never consider how their street, or subdivision, came to be named. There's a history there as well, one that continues to be written to this day — one new sign at a time.

Every year Springfield's Own Magazine asks local folks a question. This year, we asked some of the area's movers and shakers as well as our Facebook fans, "Do you have a collection? If so, what is it and why do you collect it?" You might be surprised by some of the answers we received.

Wedding trends like food stations with themes, all hors d'oeuvres, mini meals or tasting menus could take awhile to make it to Springfield, but a few brides are being a bit more adventurous.

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