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    Friday, May 17, 2019
    In celebration of Founders Month, the Carbondale Preservation Commission is proud to present "Brush with Fame: Carbondale's Founding Story."   The play, written and directed by Preservation Commissioner Betsy Brown, takes an intimate look into the founding of Carbondale. Brown researched the history surrounding the formation of Carbondale using Brush’s memoir, "Growing Up with Southern ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, May 16, 2019
    The 15th annual Southern Illinois Music Festival opens May 24, and The Varsity is hosting the first event of the annual celebration created and directed by Edward Benyas, professor and conductor of the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra at Southern Illinois University. Tickets for the Friday evening opening reception include a concert by the New Arts Jazztet and hors d’oeuvres. The Varsity Bar ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, May 16, 2019
    Fresh off a successful appearance at SXSW and in the midst of their current U.S. tour, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers are making a stop at The Varsity on Saturday, June 8. The show is presented by The Varsity and Black Acre Productions. Always passionate – and at times profane – Sarah walks the line between vulnerable and menacing, and you can hear in her voice what she’s seen and the lessons she’s ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, May 16, 2019
    The City of Carbondale Public Works Department is joining dozens of Public Works Departments from across Illinois to collect food and household goods to support local food pantries in need. Carbondale's Food Drive will take place during National Public Works Week, May 19-25. Suggested donations include pasta, canned meats, sides, canned fruit, cereal, peanut butter, canned vegetables, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, May 03, 2019
    For nearly 15 years we have been the Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale.  We are excited to announce that our new name is:Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern IllinoisThis positions us to serve more youth throughout the region of Southern Illinois.  This announcement also kicks off our Community Giving Campaign with a goal to raise $15,000 by June 30th.  Your investment will continue to impact the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 01, 2019
    CARBONDALE, Ill. — The days of possibly having to run to catch the bus will soon be gone for riders of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Saluki Express. To enhance rider safety, beginning this summer, the bus will come to a complete halt each and every time at all designated stops, rather than just making “soft stops” if no rider is waiting. “We’re making the change for safety ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, General News Article, Human Interest, Community
    Monday, April 29, 2019
    May is National Bike Month. To celebrate, the City of Carbondale is teaming up with several area businesses and organizations to host a variety of events. The goal is to promote the many benefits of bicycling throughout the community. Activities include group bike rides, safety check, trail build and more. Bike Month festivities will wrap up on May 31 with the City’s Annual Bicycle Luncheon at ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, April 29, 2019
    Due to water main construction, Oakland Avenue, from Freeman to Mill streets, will be closed to thru traffic starting Friday, May 17 and will continue until this segment of work is complete. The street will be open to local traffic only and access to private driveways will be maintained. The City apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. We appreciate your patience, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, April 29, 2019
    Local nonprofit For Kids’ Sake celebrated its 19th Annual Art Auction with a tremendous Closing Celebration on Friday, April 26. Hundreds of people filled the Longbranch Café & Bakery inside and out to support children in Bangladesh. So far, the Art Auction has resulted in $23,000 raised and donations are still being accepted.  Every year, the Closing Celebration unifies people of all ages and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    CARBONDALE – The next round of Friday Flicks at The Varsity begins April 26 with the romantic comedy “Notting Hill.” Of the five movies featured, four of them are marking significant release anniversaries.All showings begin at 7. Tickets are $7 or $5 for students. They are available in advance at thevarsitycenter.eventbrite.com and at the venue when doors open; they are not available in advance at ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, will hold the 15th annual Community Champions Banquet in June in both the Metro-East and Southern Illinois.The Community Champions Banquet honors community leaders who have made a difference by advancing mental health and substance use disorder services through their advocacy, leadership and service. This year’s winners are:Metro-EastCory ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community, Human Interest