Book by Stuart Ross
Music Arranged by Patrick Barlow
Directed by Brandyn McGhee
Forever Plaid will play at the Varsity Center
February 7-9 and February 13-16, 2020
Musical/Comedy Forever Plaid is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! The ...read more
The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of Cornerstone Church’s Renew Secondhand Store on Friday at the store’s location, 1130-C E. Walnut St.
The community and members of the press are welcome to attend the event, which is scheduled for 11 a.m. and will include refreshments.
Holly Dodd, who manages the Marion Renew store and helped spearhead ...read more
The Great GatsbyBy F. Scott FitgeraldAdapted by Simon LevyDirected by Susan McLernon
Auditions will be held Monday, February 10th and Tuesday February 11th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the East Theater of the Varsity Center418 S. Illinois Avenue in Carbondale.
The Great Gatsby will play at the Varsity Center
from March 27-29 & April 2-5, 2020
About the Play(Drama) Jay Gatsby, a self-made ...read more
Construction of a new water main along Sycamore Street, from Rural King rear entrance to Oakland Avenue, is scheduled to begin approximately on Monday January 20, 2020.
Due to this construction motorists are advised to seek alternate routes and use caution while traveling in and through this area. Access to private drives will be maintained throughout the construction process; however there ...read more
Everyone is invited to join For Kids’ Sake on Friday, January 31 from 6pm – 8pm at the Longbranch Café & Bakery to hear stories and view photos from the organization’s recent trip to Bangladesh. For Kids’ Sake is a locally headquartered non-profit that supports orphans and students in Bangladesh. Last month, team members had the opportunity to visit their service projects first-hand.
For Kids’ ...read more
Henry, Meisenheimer & Gende, Inc. (HMG), dba HMG Engineers, Inc., a 100% employee-owned multidiscipline engineering firm headquartered in Breese, IL has reached an agreement to acquire a minority interest in Asaturian Eaton & Associates, Inc. (AE), a Carbondale-based civil, mechanical, & electrical engineering and land surveying firm.
Founded in 1966, HMG provides civil, transportation, ...read more
The Jackson County Tuberculosis Care & Treatment Board will meet Monday, January 27, 2020, at 3:00
p.m. in the front building at the Jackson County Health Department, 415 Health Department Road,
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois will hold its 5TH Annual competition for the 2020 Junior and Senior Youth of the Year on Thursday, January 23rd at 6:00 pm at the SIU Student Center Ballroom D.
Four high school students (Miles Showalter, Erica Hines, Trinitey Thompson, and Ahvineal Turman, Jr) will compete for the Youth of the Year title. The winner will compete at the State ...read more
The City of Carbondale has once again teamed up with the Carbondale Park District and SIU Recreation Center to host group fitness classes during the Winter Farmer’s Market at Carbondale Community High School.
The “Fresh Fitness” program will be held on Saturdays from January 18 to March 28. The hour-long class will begin at 10 a.m. Please use Walnut Street entrance at CCHS.
Southern ...read more
Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, today announced it has received a $2.1 million, six-year grant from the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF) to improve the mental health of children and communities throughout Southern Illinois.
The ILCHF initiative, titled “Children’s Mental Health Initiative 2.0,” will enable Centerstone to create a “system of care” that ...read more
Centerstone CASTLE (Centerstone Autism Services: Think! Learn! Explore!) was one of four beneficiaries of this year’s Carterville Area Rotary Club Gala funds. More than $6400 was donated to the CASTLE program to provide evaluations and counseling for children without a funding source. CASTLE Manager Marty Price spoke at the check presentation; he said afterward, “I was honored to once again get ...read more
Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, today announced it has received a $3,000 grant from Corning Incorporated Foundation.
Funds from this grant award will be used to support individuals and families on their collective journeys to long-term recovery from substance use. Clients are already able to come to Centerstone for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT); now, children ...read more
The City of Carbondale is excited to announce the winners of the Second Annual ‘Let it Glow’ holiday lights contest.
The City received 11 entries. All submissions were judged on creativity, use of lights and originality. The contest was open to businesses and residences in city limits.
Residential Winner: Marcia Moore, 1018 South Glenview Drive
Business Winner: Century Assisted Living, 701 ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
When Regions Bank moved to 816 W. Main, they added color and vibrancy to the streetscape. The Keep Carbondale Beautiful Board gave it December’s Bright Spot award. The board also commented on the landscaping including several large trees that have been planted. Branch Manager Doug Cash takes pride in his workplace and sets a great example by keeping up the property, including picking up ...read more
The Carbondale Warming Center will open at 8 p.m. on December 1, 2019. Organizers say their mission is to provide nighttime sleeping space on cold nights as a supplement to the city’s existing shelter system.
The after-hours center is open to everyone and will be open every night from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. until mid-March.
Upgrades were made this year to better sanitary conditions and strengthen ...read more