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    Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is excited to introduce free Wi-Fi to residents and visitors in downtown Carbondale.     Wi-Fi is available along Illinois Avenue between the Town Square Pavilion and Friendship Plaza. To connect your handheld device, go to settings, Wi-Fi and select the “City of Carbondale Free Wi-Fi” network. No password is required.   “We are excited to be able to offer ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, General News Article, Political
    Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    You know the lines; now come see it again! ‘Young Frankenstein’ at The Varsity Oct. 12CARBONDALE – “What hump?”“No tongue!”“Put … the … candle … back.”In the early 1970s, comedian and actor Gene Wilder had an idea for a screenplay about the grandson of the original Dr. Frankenstein, who inherited his grandfather’s mansion and his research. That movie, “Young Frankenstein,” became a favorite among ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Monday, September 24, 2018
    The Varsity’s Art House Film Series continues with “Meek’s Cutoff” on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. The film stars Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood and Paul Dano. The movie is set in 1845, and is based on a true story. Three families are guided west by the crude, mythomaniac con man Stephen Meek, but what was supposed to be a two-week journey, via what became known as the Meek Cutoff, stretches ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, September 21, 2018
    The Stage Company’s first production of its 37th season is Arthur Miller’s 1953 Tony-award winning classic The Crucible. The Crucible plays at The Varsity Center,  418 South Ilinois Avenue, Carbondale, Illinois, on October 12-14 and October 18-21.  Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students. However, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, September 21, 2018
    Fifty years ago, “Rosemary’s Baby” was lauded by audiences and critics, and it remains an all-time great horror film. That’s why The Varsity has chosen to screen the frightening flick to open a month of special movies. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Ira Levin, “Rosemary’s Baby” was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry for being historically and culturally ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, September 21, 2018
    Fans of contemporary, art-house cinematic scoring or classic silent films won’t want to miss the Invincible Czars performing live original accompaniment to 1925’s silent film “Phantom of the Opera.” The unique group is making a stop at The Varsity on Friday, Oct. 26. This show opens a weekend of Halloween events at The Varsity, and patrons are encouraged to dress for the occasion. The Austin, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, September 21, 2018
    AES Solar and the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce invite local media, businesses, and faith communities to attend a ribbon cutting on Friday, October 5th, 2018, 11 AM, at Gaia House Interfaith Center, 913 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale, IL. This ceremony commemorates the commissioning of a new solar power system, donated and installed by AES Solar. Light refreshments will be served.  The ...read more
    Categories: Chamber of Commerce, Press Release
    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    The Jackson County Health Department (JCHD) is now providing flu shots on a walk-in basis and planning a number of outreach flu shot clinics. Walk-in vaccination is available from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours on Tuesday evenings until 5:30 p.m. In addition to the walk-in clinics, people can get their flu vaccine at health department clinics offered in the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    Sewer line work in the front yard usually leaves a mess.  But some home-owners turn it into an opportunity.  At 301 Wedgewood, Virginia Gregory put in a unique sculpture and surrounded it with flowers and greenery, earning a Bright Spot Award from the Keep Carbondale Beautiful board.  The sculpture was done by Kathi Borrego, a friend in Oregon, and Greenridge Landscaping did the heavy lifting.  ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    CARBONDALE, Ill.: Carbondale Chamber of Commerce intern, Emily Buice, has been elected to the Illinois Board of Higher Education as the student board member.  Buice will serve on the board until June 2019. She was elected to the position by the Student Advisory Committee of the Board of Higher Education. Buice is a senior at Southern Illinois University Carbondale studying History and Public ...read more
    Categories: Chamber of Commerce, General News Article, Chamber, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    The combination of three musical genres – traditional contra, blues and standards – might seem an odd combination, but you can hear just how well it works when bluesman Tawl Paul joins contra string band Banjovi in a special concert at The Varsity on Oct. 6.The set list includes a variety of songs, including “Big Boss Man,” “The Letter,” “Rollin’ and Tumblin’,” “Blue Skies,” “Honky Tonk Woman,” ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    HireLevel, headquartered in St. Louis, MO won the 2018 American Staffing Association (ASA) Genius Award for their social media campaign “Celebrating Employees, One #HiFive At A Time”  in the award class of Staffing Firms with $25 million – $100 million in annual sales. The 2018 ASA Genius Award, a national awards program, honors the most outstanding marketing, advertising, and public ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, September 17, 2018
    (September 17, 2018 – St. Louis, MO.) HireLevel, certified Women-Owned Business and full-service Human Capital Management firm, supports clients from deep channel recruiting and high volume staffing to HR Workforce Solutions. President and CEO, Teresa Katubig has led her team to support clients from small business to Fortune 500 companies with her extensive experience in managing workplaces. ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    Kathy Raney, Recovery Services Coordinator with Centerstone’s Health Home program, was recently awarded the Carleen Cross Award at the Region Five 22nd annual Recovery Conference on Aug. 9 at John A. Logan College.  The award was created in 2012 to recognize Carleen for her commitment, compassion, and leadership in the mental health community. Carleen passed away from cancer in 2011. Since 2012, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, recently announced it has teamed up with Egyptian Health Department to provide two free trainings for health professionals about what to do when an individual is experiencing an opioid overdose.  One training session will be held in Marion on Oct. 29 from noon – 1 p.m. at 1307 West Main Street. The last training session will be held in ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    CARBONDALE, Ill. — Businesses looking to hire top talent, and Southern Illinois University Carbondale students and alumni are welcome at two job fairs this fall. The university’s Career Development Center is hosting the fairs, with dozens of employers participating. However, there’s still plenty of time for additional companies and students to get involved. STEM careers focus of September ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article, Human Interest, Economic
    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    If you’re a veteran, here’s your chance to find out how to start or grow a business. The Small Business Veteran’s Roadshow is coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Sept. 25 to provide veterans with all of the information they need to decide if it makes sense to start a business, or find out how to help their operation grow and become more successful. “We are excited to have the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber of Commerce, Economic, General News Article, Education, Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts, Press Release
    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    The Jackson County Medical Reserve Corps will hold an orientation meeting on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Any resident of Jackson County that would like to learn more information about volunteering to assist with public health outreach and to respond to public health emergencies is encouraged to attend.  The meeting will be held at the Jackson County Health Department, 415 ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Press Release, Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    Carbondale, IL. -  In conjunction with Campus Fire Safety month, fire and public health officials and faculty gathered at Southern Illinois University’s Student Center today along with students and faculty to make to make the public aware of Illinois’ new 10-year smoke detector law.         “In 2017, there were 114 residential fire deaths in Illinois and sadly already 90 fatalities so far in ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Education, Political, Community, General News Article, Press Release, Economic
    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    Carbondale, IL – The For Kids' Sake Superhero 5K officially became the Largest 5K in Southern Illinois last year with 400 registrants of all ages! This year, the 8th Annual Superhero 5K is returning to Turley Park in Carbondale. Everyone is invited to be part of the Largest 5K in Southern Illinois, and join hundreds of superheroes in supporting over 4,000 Bangladeshi children on Saturday, October ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Human Interest, Fun Facts, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale will host an open house on Tuesday, September 25 to present the plans and receive comments on the Oakland Avenue Reconstruction Project. This project is partially funded through a grant from the Southern Illinois Metropolitan Planning Organization (SIMPO).   Improvements to rebuild Oakland Avenue from Chautauqua Street to Walnut Street include new concrete ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    FromSeptember28thtothe29thhSouthernIllinoisUniversityishostingthe5theditionoftheSIUGuitarFestival.Dr.IsaacLausell,theartisticdirectorofthefestivalandSIUguitarprofessorispresentinga2-dayeventfullofconcerts,lecturesandmasterclasses. Theopeninggalaon9/28/18,7:30OBFwillfeatureTimSteisThispromisingclassicalguitarististheprotégéoftheworldrenownedclassicalguitarist/professorBruceHolzman. Thisyear’sfestivalwillbeheadlinedbyAldemarValentínperformingwithajazzquarteton9/29/187:30inAltgeldHall112.Abassguitarist,composerandrecordingartist.AldemarhasworkedwithjazzgiantssuchasMiguelZenónandDaniloPérez.ThisbelovedPuertoRicanmusicianiscomingtousbywayofXalapa,MéxicowhereheteachesattheCentrodeEstudiosdeJazzattheUniversidadVeracruzanainthestateofVeracruz. Thedaysessionswillfeatureworkshopsandmasterclassesincludingaveryspeciallecture/recitalonthePersianSetarbySIUengineeringstudentArashAsadollahi. TheSIUGuitarFestivalissponsoredinpartbytheSIUFineArtsActivityFund,andCentrodeEstudiosdeJazz–UniversidadVeracruzana.TheSIUGuitarFestivalisalsoproudtobepartoftheactivitiesoftheSIUHispanic/LatinoHeritageMonth,Forticketsandschedulevisit:https://cola.siu.edu/music/festivals-camps/festivals/guitar-festival/. 
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    Alto Pass, IL (September 2018) – Southern Illinois’ oldest winery – Alto Vineyards – will celebrate 30 years of award-making wine with a three-day Anniversary Festival this weekend, September 14-16, in Alto Pass. Friday night is a formal Dinner & Wine Pairing Gala featuring a four-course meal catered by Cristaudo’s and jazz music with The Jewels. Saturday is CajunFest with music by King Juba and ...read more
    Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    CARBONDALE, Ill. — Reducing nutrient loss in farmland is an important topic for those in the agriculture industry. But while valuable adjustments have been made to preserve water quality and reduce environmental concerns, these practices often reduce production rates for farmers. That’s why researcher and professor, Amir Sadeghpour is hard at work finding new ways to preserve both the ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Education, General News Article
    Monday, September 10, 2018
    The Varsity Center and H. Skip Cutting have joined forces to co-produce a Classical Guitar Concert Series for the 2018-19 season. This series is the first of its kind in Southern Illinois and will be produced in conjunction with St. Louis Guitar, the premier classical guitarist organization in the country.   All performances are on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance at ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, September 10, 2018
    The Varsity features the Cannes-winning film “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” is a unique tale of a man embracing life’s greatest mystery. Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, September 07, 2018
    It’s not too early to start planning for fall garden projects.  A one-day sale of native trees and other plants will be held on Saturday, October 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carbondale’s Murdale Shopping Center.    Green Earth and Keep Carbondale Beautiful team up for this sale, with KCB selling native trees and shrubs, and Green Earth selling dozens of other native perennials, including grasses ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, September 06, 2018
    AES Solar joins the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and hundreds of solar-savvy installers and grassroots organizations throughout America to showcase thousands of solar-powered homes, schools, and businesses -- in Southern Illinois and across North America -- for the 23rd Annual National Solar Tour, the world’s largest grassroots solar event. The event, slated for October 6th, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, September 05, 2018
    When it comes to helping the community, HireLevel strives to go above and beyond through their Charitable Giving Campaign. Each month they choose an organization that they believe makes a difference in the lives of others and, in the spirit of making a #HireLevelDifference, give a charitable donation. In August they provided support to Hospice of Southern Illinois in Marion. This organization ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, August 30, 2018
    Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry is recovering at home after having knee replacement surgery. Mayor Henry is doing well and expected to make a full recovery. As Mayor Henry begins physical therapy, he asks the community to respect his privacy during his recovery. Members of the media are asked to contact Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at (618) 559-1939 for additional ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, August 27, 2018
    John Barnett has recently been promoted to Vice President, Regional President of the Southern Region with First Mid Bank & Trust. He will manage the banking operations of the First Mid Southern Illinois Region with banking centers in Carbondale, Carmi, Carterville, De Soto, Harrisburg, Lawrenceville, Marion, Mt. Carmel, Mt. Vernon and Murphysboro. Barnett is responsible for growing core business ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, August 27, 2018
    Petition packets for the upcoming 2019 City Council elections will be available in the City Clerk's Office on Tuesday, August 28.   The 2019 Candidate's Guide is available online at https://elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/PDF/2019CanGuide.pdf. Signed nominating petitions must be submitted to the City Clerk's Office during the filing period of November 19 - 26, excluding ...read more
    Categories: Political, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018
    HireLevel is honored to receive the Future 50 Business Award from the St. Louis Small Business Monthly. This award recognizes the fastest growing businesses in the St. Louis area, judging each business in the areas of financial growth and stability, community involvement, and ability to overcome challenges. This is the third time HireLevel has won this award, and they are grateful to be honored ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, August 01, 2018
    Five HireLevel Staffing & Recruiting team members received their American Staffing Association (ASA) professional certification recently: Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) & Certified Search Consultant (CSC). As a Certified Staffing Professional, our staffing team members gain advanced knowledge on employment law to be able to scale our staffing strategy and work with clients to support ...read more
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