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    Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    Several local businesses are sponsoring the 15th Annual Breakfast with Santa at the Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale.  For several years, Harbaugh’s Café, Mary Lou’s Grill and SIU Carbondale Family Medicine Resident Physicians providing breakfast and gifts for the kids.  This year Cotton’s Ace Hardware is added to the list of sponsors.  They provided a beautiful real Christmas tree and will provide ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    Legence Bank introduces Legence Investment Services a new division aimed at providing its customers and communities with the financial planning and investment services they need at a hometown institution they trust.  Financial Advisor Hank Skaggs has joined our new investment services division.Legence Investment Services is ready to assist its clients with individual retirement accounts, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, December 10, 2018
    Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, recently announced that Vice President of Quality Improvement Cathy Moehring, of Du Quoin, was awarded the Frank Anselmo Lifetime Achievement Award from the Community Behavioral Health Association (CBHA).   CBHA Board of Directors initiated the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993 to recognize individuals for their dedication and lifelong ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, December 10, 2018
    The City of Carbondale is giving the gift of free parking this holiday season. Beginning Monday, December 10, visitors will be able to park in the following locations at no cost for up to two hours:On-Street Metered Parking Lot 4 - South Illinois Avenue and Lincoln DriveLot 6 - South Illinois Avenue and West Walnut Street SouthLot 7 - North Illinois Avenue and West Jackson Street (Town Square ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    On Thursday, November 29th the Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale hosted their 7th Family Awards Night and Dinner to bring families together and announce the winners of the Mother, Father, Grandparent and Family of the Year Awards. One Hundred and three people were in attendance.   The following were nominated for these awards by Boys and Girls Club staff:  Jeleania Fields (daughter Abigail ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    Peggy and Andy Polovich’s home at 304 South Oakland has earned a Bright Spot Award from the Keep Carbondale Beautiful board.  Directly in front of the house is a Japanese-style rock garden, inspired by Andy’s two tours of duty in Japan.  Sculptures include one large and several small pagoda statues, plus two cranes and a fish around the pond, shaded by a Japanese maple tree. A Gold Mop Cypress ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    Carbondale, IL – Vogler, Boys & Girls Clubs of Carbondale and members of the local community helped raise $1820.00 for the Boys & Girls Clubs’ mentoring and programs for youth at a recent test-drive event, as part of Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR Community program. Nearly 100 people in the Carbondale area drove a Ford vehicle at Vogler Ford on October 6th. Vogler and Ford and Ford Motor Company ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, December 05, 2018
    The academic achievements of nearly 1,300 Southern Illinois University Carbondale students will be celebrated at fall 2018 commencement exercises on Dec. 15.  The commencement ceremony for all colleges including the SIU School of Law begins at 2 p.m. at the SIU Arena. As of Dec. 1, there are 1,270 candidates for degrees: 969 for bachelor’s degrees, 215 for master’s degrees, 59 for doctoral ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    The City of Carbondale continues the replacement of the sanitary sewer along Oak Street. Due to this work, East Oak Street, between Illinois Avenue and Washington Street, will be closed until Friday, December 14.  For more information, contact the City of Carbondale Engineering Division at (618) 457-3270. “Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    As a part of the Lights Fantastic festivities, again this year Carbondale Community Arts and Carbondale Main Street co-sponsored a storefront decorating contest among local businesses. This year’s theme was “Gingerbread.”   Participants included: Carbondale Park District LIFE Center, Carbondale Tourism, Carbondale Trophy, Castle Perilous Games, Cristaudo's Bakery and Cafe, Dona Camilla, Evolve ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    Bald Knob Cross of Peace will be hosting a Blue Christmas service, sometimes called The Longest Night Service, on Friday, December 21, 2:00 p.m., at the Welcome Center.December 21 is the shortest day, and the longest night, of the year.  Christmas is a time of joy and celebration.  But for those who are hurting from the loss of a loved one, or a difficult change in their lives, or any number of ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” returns to The Varsity this year on Friday, Dec. 21. The third National Lampoon Vacation movie reunites Chevy Chase (Clark Griswold) and Beverly D’Angelo (Ellen Griswold) with director John Hughes. This time, Clark attempts to give the Griswolds "the most fun-filled old-fashioned family Christmas ever." He’s gone a bit overboard with a trip to the woods for ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    A classic Dylan Thomas holiday story will be brought to life in two performances in the East Theater at The Varsity Center in December. Kevin Purcell of Cobden will perform “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” and William Bewley will conduct a small ensemble performing a musical underscore written by Illinois composer Tim Schirmer. Schirmer will attend both performances and take part in a ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, November 30, 2018
    “Scrooged,” part of The Varsity’s Holiday Flicks series, screens at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14.               This darkly comic, modern rendition of the Charles Dickens classic stars Bill Murray as Frank Cross, a cynical, mean-spirited television executive for whom no program is too outrageous to attract viewers. In his quest to increase his network’s ratings, he mounts a live production of “A ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    Every month, HireLevel volunteers their time and resources to help the greater good. The company aims to diversify its giving through their #HireLevelDifference program, seeking local charities and organizations that have a unique impact in their communities. For the month of October, HireLevel partnered with an organization that is genuinely unlike any other. The Veterans Honor Flight of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, November 26, 2018
    The City of Carbondale is excited to launch its first holiday lights display contest. Share photos of your holiday lights display with us on Facebook @ExploreCarbondale now through December 17. Our team of reindeer will choose the best and brightest display. The winner will receive a special holiday yard sign and $50 gift card to Ace Hardware.   For more information about the contest, call ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, November 26, 2018
    At their November meeting, the Carbondale Sustainability Commission hosted a presentation by Keep Carbondale Beautiful  on “The Future of Recycling in Carbondale.”  Some information is not well understood:  plastic bags should never go into a recycling bin (material should be loose), but they can be recycled at grocery stores, along with other kinds of clean, dry plastic film: bags from newspaper, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    The Marine Corps League and Shawnee Detachment #812 are excited to have a new home for Toys for Tots distribution, thanks to the City of Carbondale. The City leased its old Public Works facility, located at 606 1/2 E. College Street, to Toys for Tots. The site will be used as a hub for toy distribution for the next 10 years.  "The City of Carbondale welcomes the opportunity to assist the Toys ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    Five seats on the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are up for grabs during the organization’s annual election process. The Chamber is directed by a 15-member board representing a variety of Carbondale businesses, organizations and entities. Each director serves a three-year term on the board; and may serve two consecutive terms. Representatives of each Chamber-member business or ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber of Commerce
    Monday, November 19, 2018
    Gabriella walked into the For Kids' Sake Art Workshop bright-eyed and eager to help. After carefully selecting and gluing down glass pieces, she proudly showed off her finished piece titled "Pink Sky." Gabriella, pictured below, submitted her artwork to the 19th Annual For Kids’ Sake Art Auction in support of kids her age who live in Bangladesh.  All student artists are invited to submit their ...read more
    Categories: Press Release