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    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    The cities of Carbondale and Murphysboro, Carbondale Tourism, the Jackson County Board and the General John A. Logan Museum are proud to present "The First Memorial Day."  The play, written and directed by Carbondale resident Betsy Brown, celebrates the rich history of Memorial Day in Carbondale. Throughout the show, you will meet real people, played by Carbondale youth, who brought the idea of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    Carbondale – This flu season has been particularly nasty, and in some cases, deadly across the United States. Some rely on the flu shot for protection; many have opted for a natural approach to flu treatment and prevention. Elderberry syrup, traditionally made from elderberries, honey, and spices, has been the treatment of choice.   Elderberry syrup is often taken to prevent flu, reduce ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Press Release, Human Interest
    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    NOTICE ANYTHING?   STREETS ARE LOOKING GOOD   The streets of Carbondale are relatively litter free, after Saturday’s Spring Cleanup and Recycling Day, which Keep Carbondale Beautiful has been organizing for over 30 years.  Almost 200 volunteers were out for the event, which netted over 500 pounds of trash and 300 of recyclables.  KCB’s Spring Cleanup & Recycling Day is part of Keep America ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    Keep the fun flowing with “Strange Brew” at The Varsity CARBONDALE – If you are a fan of beer and comedy, you’ll want to keep things flowing after Carbondale’s Brew Fest with a classic comedy at The Varsity. Brew Fest will be celebrating small-batch, craft brews from all over the Midwest from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, May 4, at Town Square Pavilion. That gives fans just enough time to walk a couple ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    On Saturday, May 5th from 1-3pm, the 1st annual Youth Business Fair will host 20 young entrepreneurs at Brehm Preparatory School in Carbondale. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.   Students create a product or service, develop a brand, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at this one-day marketplace. They are responsible for the setup, sales, and interacting with ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    CARBONDALE – 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 checks, repair workshops and more. Bike Month festivities will wrap up on May 31 with the City’s Annual ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    Bridging the Digital Divide: Mediacom Communications Connects Area Students in Low-income Households to High-speed Internet   CARBONDALE, IL  – April 23, 2018 -- Mediacom Communications announced this week that the discounted broadband service it provides to low-income families with K-12 students has surpassed the 1,000-mark companywide, and 57 of those connections benefit students in southern ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Economic, Press Release
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    Carbondale - Taryn Bieri is a Southern Illinois University student who donated her original art piece "In the MOOd" to the For Kids’ Sake Art Auction to help children in Bangladesh. Bids on her charming painting of a cow as well as a matched donation from Foley and Denny Law Offices have already totaled $350 - enough money to support an orphan for over eight months!  Come bid on art like ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, April 19, 2018
    Belleville, Ill. – April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to acknowledge the important role that families and communities play in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children. In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Caritas Family Solutions has partnered with local organizations and businesses to promote the “Blue Kids Campaign.” This campaign aims to bring ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, April 13, 2018
    Carbondale Community Arts invites Southern Illinois artists and craftspeople to apply to participate and sell their artwork during Celebrate 618 on June 16, 2018, 2 - 8 PM. This outside festival will be promoted throughout the region and combines family-friendly activities, art, music, and local food vendors from across Southern Illinois. Artists can submit three artwork images for entry by May ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    CARBONDALE –The City of Carbondale needs your help tracking down old Halloween memorabilia.   We are looking for old t-shirts and posters to promote the return of Halloween.   Email your pictures with the words “Halloween” in the subject line to afox@explorecarbondale.com. You can also post your pictures and ideas on social media using the hashtag #HalloweenInCarbondale.   If you have ideas ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    Carbondale Community Arts invites Southern Illinois photographers to submit a photograph for the exhibit Focal Point: Capturing Southern Illinois. This exhibit will feature perspectives on life in Southern Illinois and is open to themes from daily life and culture to the natural surroundings of our area.   The exhibition will be on view from May 30 - June 29 in the Corridor Gallery at the ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    The Jackson County Board, cities of Carbondale and Murphysboro and General John A. Logan Museum are teaming up to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day in the United States on May 28.Festivities include: Memorial Day service with special guests Gary Ecelbarger and Brian Ellis, Woodlawn Cemetery, Carbondale, 10 a.m. Wreath laying ceremony, General John A. Logan Monument, Murphysboro, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    CARBONDALE, Ill. – It’s time for vendors to sign up for an annual springtime event – the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Civil Service Council’s spring flea market.  This year’s flea market is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 28, in the SIU Arena parking lot. Customer parking will be in the adjacent parking lot. The event will be held April 29 if hazardous weather conditions, such as ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    CARBONDALE, Ill. — A celebration of work by Southern Illinois University Carbondale students will be showcased at the fourth Little Muddy Film and Media Festival.  The annual festival is from 6 to 8 p.m., April 13 in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m.  Student submissions due Tuesday  The ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    The Stage Company PresentsOpen Auditions forThe Hobbit  Sponsored by Cristaudo’s Cafe, Bakery and Catering Based on the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Adapted by Patricia Gray Directed by Susan Harrocks   “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” These were the first words Oxford professor and author J.R.R. Tolkien scribbled on a blank examination paper when he was attempting to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, April 09, 2018
    Culver’s Breaks Ground in Carbondale  Culver’s is breaking ground in Carbondale for summer opening.   CARBONDALE, Il. (April.6, 2016) – Culvers, a popular Midwestern fast food chain is coming to Carbondale in summer 2018, and is celebrating with a groundbreaking ceremony Monday, April 9, 2018. Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Interim Director Jennifer Olson, City Manager Gary Williams and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release, Chamber of Commerce, General News Article
    Monday, April 09, 2018
    Bald Knob Cross of Peace will be hosting a golf scramble, “Par for the Cross,” on Friday, May 4th, at Jackson County Country Club, 5776 Country Club Road, Murphysboro, Illinois.It will be a 4-person scramble.  Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch at 12:00 noon, and shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.Entrance fees are:$50 per player, and includes lunch, greens fees, and cart fees$200 to sponsor a 4-man ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Friday, April 06, 2018
    Flora In celebration of Spring flowers and plants blooming all around us, Carbondale Community Arts presents the exhibit Flora on view in the Corridor Gallery at the Carbondale Civic Center, April 5 - May 2 . The exhibit showcases six Southern Illinois artists’ exploration and fascination of plant life and their luring qualities. These artists have developed a passion to depict the natural ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, April 05, 2018
    MATTOON, IL – Investing in the communities it serves is important to First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust and in 2017 First Mid employees volunteered more than 18,000 hours within its 37 communities in Illinois and Missouri.  First Mid recently recognized the top five volunteers and donated $500 each to the charity of their choice.   Brandy Ingram, Teller, First Mid Banking Center in Murphysboro, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, April 03, 2018
    Meera Komarraju, dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will become the university’s interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs pending approval of the university’s Board of Trustees. SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno said Komarraju’s appointment, which will be effective April 13 if approved, fills an important gap in the university’s ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, April 03, 2018
    CARBONDALE, Ill. – A media education organization has honored a current and former faculty member at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for their efforts in creating interactive media to promote earthquake preparedness. Harvey Henson and Scott Hodgson won the Broadcast Education Association’s Best of Festival award in its Faculty Interactive Multimedia and Emerging Technologies ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, April 03, 2018
    CARBONDALE, Ill. — Long a leader in campus “green” initiatives, Southern Illinois University Carbondale recognizes Earth Day in April through an entire month of sustainability-focused activities and programs. Earth Month plans at SIU include workshops, tree planting, plogging, composting, a farm to fork dinner, activities highlighting projects funded by the student-initiated Green Fee, a big ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Monday, April 02, 2018
    With more than three months to go before the inaugural event, almost half of the vendor spaces have been secured for the Southern Illinois Made Expo!   Come see how we have it made in Southern Illinois during the inaugural Southern Illinois Made Expo on Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at The Pavilion, 1602 Sioux Drive in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber of Commerce, Economic
    Thursday, March 29, 2018
    CARBONDALE, Ill. — Sarah Farwick and Gabby Robles, two Southern Illinois University Carbondale political science majors, are the recipients of the inaugural Barb Brown Springfield Internship. Farwick is a senior from McHenry, Ill., and plans to attend law school when she graduates in May 2018. She is interested in both law and government. Robles, a junior studying political science and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, March 29, 2018
    CARBONDALE, Ill.— April is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, featuring many opportunities to recognize and celebrate campus diversity. The schedule includes everything from games and workshops to crafts, activities and guest speakers. Kick-off event April 2 The official kick-off is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 2 at the John C. ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, March 29, 2018
    CARBONDALE, Ill. — Ice Cube is going to have some impressive company when he takes the stage at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Arena on April 28. Fat Joe and Kid Capri are the opening acts for the concert, SIU Presents announced today. Fat Joe is a hitmaker  Fat Joe’s career began in the 1990s with the rap group E.I.T.C. and his 1993 debut album, “Represent,” featured the single ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Human Interest, Community
    Thursday, March 29, 2018
    Did you know one in three American adults is at risk for kidney disease? You have two kidneys, each about the size of an adult fist, located on either side of the spine just below the rib cage. Although they are small, your kidneys perform many complex and vital functions that keep the rest of the body in balance. For example, kidneys:  Help remove waste and excess fluid  Filter the blood, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, March 29, 2018
    CARBONDALE, Ill. — For Patrick Perillo, the opportunity to fly in planes once piloted by his father is “an honor and humbling.” “It’s really cool to have that experience and share that with my dad,” said Perillo, a senior in SIU Carbondale’s aviation management and flight programfrom Geneva. “But now, here in 2018, I would say it’s time for a little upgrade for newer students coming into the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    Is your facility looking to reduce energy and maintenance costs?  Businesses, nonprofits and other organizations can benefit from energy efficiency projects to lower their energy bills and boost their bottom line.  The Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program has increased specific cash incentives to help offset an even larger portion of the costs of your next electric project!   Increased ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    The 8th Annual Sustainable Living Film Series in Carbondale begins Wednesday, April 4th at 5:30pm with a free screening of "Clearing The Smoke: The Science of Cannabis," at Longbranch Cafe & Bakery, Carbondale. Discussion after the film hosted by Thrive Cannabis Dispensary, Anna/Harrisburg.   The 2018 Film Series will be held first Wednesdays, April-October, 2018, 5:30 pm, at Longbranch Cafe & ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, March 08, 2018
    CARBONDALE, Ill. — The photographic works of Southern Illinois University Carbondale students and faculty are on display at the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon. The 2018 exhibition “The Influence of Tradition in Contemporary Photography,” features work from undergraduate and graduate students and faculty within the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts. The exhibition, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, March 08, 2018
    CARBONDALE, Ill. — Interspersed throughout Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s experiential learning, outdoor recreation laboratory known as Touch of Nature Environmental Center are miles and miles of trails.  During a series of Trail Stewardship Days this spring, Touch of Nature invites volunteers to lend a hand in restoring and expanding that expansive trail system.  Volunteers needed ...read more
    Categories: Press Release