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Still don't have any idea what your children will do this summer?  There's an event this week to help you out.

Sign Up for Your Summer will have representatives from a variety of organizations that offer programs and activities for children and teens when school is out from May to August.

The program, sponsored by the Springfield-Greene County Library and the Springfield News-Leader, will be held Thursday (4/6) from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library.

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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.

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The domestic violence issue in Springfield will be front and center during an awareness event on Thursday.

Unite Springfield against Domestic Violence is a town hall style forum, now in its second year, presented by the Springfield News-Leader.

“We just want people to be aware of the problem, and maybe more importantly to see ways they can help,” said Stephen Herzog, the paper’s engagement editor.

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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.