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    Monday, July 15, 2019
    A North Carolina duo that has opened for Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Lilly Hiatt, H.C. McEntire, Front Country and Town Mountain is touring nationally and will be making a stop at The Varsity on Thursday, Aug. 15. Modern cosmic country duo Blue Cactus supplements its twang with soaring, space-rock-inspired guitars, while rich harmonies keep their tunes rooted in solid honky-tonk ground. ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, July 15, 2019
    The Phonics have performed at The Varsity before, and they always put on a show you don’t want to miss. The Phonics, based in Cairo, offers up soul, funk, pop and Motown favorites such as Earth, Wind & Fire, the Gap Band, the Temptations, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder. The group consists of original 1969 members Harry Williams on drums and vocals, Lee Carter on lead guitar and vocals, and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, July 15, 2019
    Musician Beth Davis is hosting a music benefit for Evie Hurst and her sister, Ellie, on Saturday, Aug. 17 at The Varsity. Davis is an expert violin player and performs what is called “new-grass” music. Other musicians performing that night include Kyle and Melissa Triplett, David McEthron, Dakota Holden, Berget Borowitz and Jenny Johnson. The girls for whom the fundraiser is occurring were born ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, July 15, 2019
    Bart Hagston, Interim Administrator and Director of Environmental Health and Emergency Preparedness at Jackson County Health Department, recently received the ‘Local Leadership Award’ at the Illinois Public Health and Health Care Coalition Preparedness Summit in Normal, Illinois. Hagston, a 20-year veteran of Jackson County Health Department, has made many significant contributions over the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, July 15, 2019
    The Varsity will be finishing the summer schedule of Friday Flicks with a strong and diverse lineup. A couple of movies are celebrating 35 years, and another marking a huge event that took place 50 years ago. “The Muppets Take Manhattan” and “NeverEnding Story” each came out in 1984. And “Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music” is a documentary chronicling the once-in-a-lifetime rock concert in ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, July 15, 2019
    Veteran Airport and area officials have the opportunity to recommend which of five air service proposals submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation will best meet the air transportation needs of the region. Five airlines have submitted proposals for service that would begin in December of this year. The proposals include a continuation of existing service by Cape Air, or a Cape Air dual ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, July 12, 2019
    The Jackson County Board of Health is seeking a dentist to fill a current vacancy on the board. The Board of Health is an eight-member board that provides oversight of Jackson County Health Department’s budget, policies and operations. Illinois law requires each health department operate under a Board of Health, and the Board must include at least two physicians and one dentist who reside within ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, July 05, 2019
    The City of Carbondale is seeking applicants for the Trust Fund Single Family Rehabilitation Program with Roof Only Option. There are two options for applicants to choose from: the Single Family Rehabilitation Program (SFR) and the roof only option (SFR-R). The (SFR) option will assist low-income homeowners with repairing their homes and removing health and safety hazards by replacing costly ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, July 05, 2019
    The City of Carbondale will begin offering free parking downtown on July 1. Visitors will be able to park in ALL of the City's parking lots and on-street metered locations at no cost for up to three hours. Vehicles with City issued permits are not subject to the three-hour time limit.  The Amtrak lot kiosk will continue to be accessible to travelers who leave their vehicles in the public lot, ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, July 02, 2019
    Join the City Arborist for a guided walking tour on Saturday, August 10 from 9-11 a.m. The tour was originally scheduled for June 22 but was canceled due to bad weather.  The series of guided walking tours will give residents an up-close look at the different types of trees throughout Carbondale and will provide residents with an opportunity to learn more about planting tips and tree ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, July 01, 2019
    The story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die.  Please note, this is going to be ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, July 01, 2019
    Ca-ri-tas (kar e tas) n. “charity or love; an unlimited loving kindness toward others.” Our third annual Caritas Day will take place Wednesday, July 31, 2019, the 72nd anniversary of our incorporation as a nonprofit agency. Caritas Day is a celebration of the numerous successes experienced by the thousands of individuals, children and families that we’ve served over the years, and a day of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, June 27, 2019
    Construction continues on the new SIU Family Medical Clinic and Teaching Facility at the corner of Oak Street and University Avenue. Due to this work, Oak Street, between University and Irvin avenues, is closed to thru traffic until further notice. If you have questions or would like more information, contact the City's Maintenance and Environmental Services Office at (618) ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, June 27, 2019
    Due to bridge repairs, Chautauqua Road, from Emerald Lane to Tower Road, will be closed to all thru traffic starting Monday, July 1 at 8 a.m. and will remain closed until 5 p.m. on July 31. A signed detour route will be provided. The road will be open to local traffic only on each side of the bridge. The City apologizes for any inconvenience this closure may cause and urges all drivers to use ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, June 26, 2019
    The City of Carbondale, Carbondale Park District, and SIU Student Recreation Center are teaming up to bring a new outdoor program to Cedar Lake this summer. Learn how to paddleboard, canoe, and kayak while enjoying the great outdoors. Classes will be offered on the following dates:  Stand-Up Paddleboard Instruction   Tuesday, July 9 Ages 12 & Up 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pmKayak Instruction Wednesday, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 25, 2019
    The Sustainability Commission is seeking ideas from the community to help develop a Sustainability Action Plan for Carbondale. Ideas from individuals who live and work in Carbondale will be crucial in helping the City achieve its goals. Specific areas of interest include Energy in Built Infrastructure, Energy in Transportation, Water Use and Green Infrastructure, Food Production and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019
     McLeod Summer Playhouse (MSP) is set to present the Illinois Premiere of Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical as part of its 2019 Professional Summer Season at Carbondale’s Southern Illinois University. Polkadotsopens on Saturday, June 8, 2019, and runs select Wednesdays and Saturdays through July 20, 2019. Polkadots is inspired by Civil Rights pioneers Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock Nine. It ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, June 17, 2019
    Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, held the 15th annual Southern Illinois Community Champions Banquet on June 13 at Centerstone’s new Medication Assisted Treatment facility, 202 South Bentley, Marion.The 2019 Southern Illinois Centerstone Community Champions Award winners were Camille Dorris with the Southern Illinois Coalition for the Homeless and Brittney Hale with Prevent ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, June 17, 2019
    Brian Curran’s newest solo release, “By Myself Alone,” will be celebrated at a concert at The Varsity on Aug. 3 with special guest Ivas John. Brian will be performing the entire song list from the new release plus many of his favorite acoustic blues covers and originals. The album is a heartfelt dedication to Brian’s acoustic blues roots and features songs from Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Willie ...read more
    Categories: Press Release