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YMCA planning new gym, committed to staying in Downtown Springfield

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The Springfield YMCA has been in discussions with Memorial Medical Center to build another new facility that would remain in Downtown Springfield, the question is… where?

These rumored negotiations are just preliminary discussions that have been going on since early 2017, so it’s not fair to say any of this information is fact or actually going to happen. But under the new plan, Memorial would supply land it owns at the intersection of 4th and Carpenter streets, and the current Y property would get handed over to the Dana Thomas Foundation.

Representatives from the YMCA have been reluctant to pass along any specific facts regarding the private negotiations, and officials from Memorial are mum to the word.

So all we really know now is: there’s a new YMCA coming soon at some point in the future, it will be in Downtown Springfield, and most likely will be located by Memorial, and would include the same amenities as the current facility does: pool, locker rooms, gym, etc.

We’ll provide a more formal announcement, when the details are finalized and specific. Learn more about our local Y and all the programs they offer at www.springfieldymca.org

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Bookstock coming back to Jacksonville for its third year

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The Jacksonville Public Library will be hosting its third annual Bookstock concert this weekend, September 22nd. Melanie Devaney, Chad Elliott, and Ben Bedford will be performing during the afternoon. There will also be a children’s concert in the morning with Kevin Farris, Duke Otherwise, and Mike Lockett. Bookstock will also include a craft market for children this year. In addition to selling items, kids can learn about running their own businesses.

These concerts are free to the public, and are part of the Friends of the Library Book Sale. This is one of their major fundraisers. That sale will be going on all day.

To learn more about the events, check out the events on Facebook, or the Library’s website.

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Springfield Police’s “Bridging the Gap” BBQ this weekend

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PRESS RELEASE | The Outlet in partnership with the Springfield Police Department invite the community this Saturday, September 22 for the annual Bridging the Gap BBQ. This free, family-friendly event will take place at Jaycee Park, 2400 E. Monroe Street, from 12-noon to 3:00 p.m.  This event brings the community, law enforcement and first responders together for an afternoon of food, fellowship and fun for the entire family.

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Springfield communities host National Night Out events

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PRESS RELEASE | In partnership with the Springfield Police Department and city officials, neighborhood associations across Springfield will be hosting events on Tuesday, August 7 in celebration of National Night Out.  This annual event encourages neighborhoods across the nation to spend the evening outside with neighbors, police and community leaders. It is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

Neighborhood associations across Springfield will host a variety of family-friendly events. These events are free to the public and residents are encouraged to participate. It is an opportunity to explore Springfield and meet residents throughout the community.

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Enos Park, The Avenue & Lincoln Park Enos Park Pavilion, between 7th & 8th Streets 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. www.facebook.com/EnosPark

 

Ernie Bankhead Intersection of Livingston & Beech 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  
Historic Westside Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S. Walnut 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  
Iles Park & Harvard Park Iles Park, 2000 S. 6th Street

 

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. www.ilespark.org/events/iles-park-harvard-park-national-night-out-picnic-in-the-park-tuesday-august-7-2018/
Laketown, Franklin Park & Lake Springfield Firefighters Postal Club, 940 W. Lake Shore Drive 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  
MacArthur Boulevard Business Association Bites on the Boulevard, 1413 S. MacArthur 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  

www.facebook.com/MacBBA/

(food and drink will be available for purchase)

Pioneer Park

 

Boys & Girls Club, 300 S. 15thStreet 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  
Sherwood Neighborhood Association Vredenburgh Park, 100 Crusaders Road 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  
Yorktown & Glen Aire Navy Club, 3100 Stanton Street 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

The Springfield Municipal Band will also be performing at Douglas Park on Tuesday, August 7 beginning at 7:30 p.m.  If you have questions about any of the events planned, you may reach out to the associations directly or contact the Springfield Police Department at 217.788.8325.

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