First Friday Art Walk

Rachael Cohoon / KSMU

A new safety campaign launched by the city of Springfield aims to make drivers and pedestrians more aware of their surroundings.  The city says an average of 60 pedestrians are involved in motor vehicle accidents per year.

Mandy Buettgen-Quinn, traffic safety professional for Springfield Public Works, says pedestrian crashes and fatalities are skyrocketing.

“Part of that is distraction and another part is the communication piece between drivers and pedestrians,” she says.

(Photo courtesy Springfield News-Leader)

The second annual Springfield News-Leader “Best of 2016 Photo Show” to benefit Harmony House Family Violence Prevention Center takes place during the March First Friday Art Walk, Friday March 3rd from 5:30 to 8:00pm upstairs at Springfield Brewing Company, 301-305 S. Market.  “The News-Leader has a strong commitment, in our editorial agenda, to work with community partners to end domestic violence,” says Greg Holman of the News-Leader staff.  “We have a great trio of staff photographers who do awesome work.

(Photo courtesy Springfield News-Leader.)

Even in a time where virtually anyone with a smartphone can be a "photojournalist," the grand old tradition of newspaper photography is alive and well.  The three staff photographers at the Springfield News-Leader do sterling work throughout the year, from following major news stories to offering glimpses of Ozarks culture.

Center City Loop

Jul 6, 2007

A new temporary bus route will make it easier to get from Commercial Street to Downtown Springfield and vice versa the first Friday of each month. Michele Skalicky reports.

Those who attend the First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Springfield tonight can take advantage of free bus service to also visit Commercial Street businesses.