A new drag show at The Varsity will now feature comedy, dancing, singing, lip-synching and stories from the godmother of drag herself, emcee Blanche DuBois. Glamour Goddess Jodie Santana will add two comedy sets to her performance.
The first Varsity Drag Variety Show will be performed at the downtown performance venue at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.
Other featured performers are Faim Lee Jewls, ...read more
Heading south on Wall Street, approaching Grand Avenue, you come over a hill and the scene on the right is filled with clusters of white on green: the bushes along the Wall & Grand Apartments are Limelight Hydrangeas, specifically Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’. They caught the attention of the Keep Carbondale Beautiful Board and earned the SIU Physical Plant Service the Bright Spot Award for ...read more
Everyone is invited to join hundreds of superheroes at the Largest 5K in Southern Illinois! Registration is open now for the 9th Annual For Kids' Sake Superhero 5K held on Saturday, September 28, 9:30am at Turley Park in Carbondale, Illinois.
Volunteers, local businesses, churches, civic groups, athletic teams and schools all come together for the For Kids’ Sake Superhero 5K. The event is much ...read more
The 1982 puppet animated fantasy adventure was directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. It was the first cinematic feature directed by Henson to not feature The Muppets. The plot revolves around Jen and Kira, the last of the Gelfings, who embark on a dangerous journey to "heal" a precious Dark Crystal and restore order to their planet.
The movie was marketed as a family film but is notably darker ...read more
The Jackson County Tuberculosis Care and Treatment Board will meet Monday, August 26, 2019, at 3:00
p.m. in the front building at the Jackson County Health Department, 415 Health Department Road,
The Diary of Anne Frank
by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Newly adapted by Wendy KesslemanThe Diary of Anne Frank is based on the diaries of a young Jewish girl who, along with her family and others, hid from the Nazis for two years in an attic in Amsterdam. The play centers on their life in hiding during the Holocaust, up until their eventual betrayal and capture.
Directed by Jo Ann ...read more
The City of Carbondale is launching a new Citizens Academy program beginning this Fall. The six-week program is designed to give residents an inside look at city government.
“This program will allow residents a behind the scenes look at daily operations of the City and hopefully develop a greater understanding of how our city works," said Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams.
Classes will be ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
The City of Carbondale will begin working on a street resurfacing project along West Freeman Street on Friday, August 9.
Due to this work, there will be sidewalk closures and lane restrictions at various locations from Glenview Drive to Oakland Avenue.
For more information, contact the City of Carbondale Engineering Division at (618) 457-3270.
“Carbondale prides itself on providing its ...read more
August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the Jackson County Health Department
reminds parents that vaccinations are an important part of getting children ready to return to the
classroom. School vaccination requirements are enforced to protect your child from diseases like
meningitis, pertussis, chickenpox, polio, and measles. Also, it is important to remember that
students who are ...read more
Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, will host two Spotlight Series events in October featuring Ryan Hampton, a prominent leading face and voice of addiction recovery.Multiple years into recovery from a decade-long opioid addiction, Hampton has been recently rocketed to the center of America’s recovery advocacy movement. He is changing the national dialogue about addiction ...read more
John Cherry led a group of concerned citizens and the community to make the Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale a reality for the youth more than 15 years ago. He is known affectionately as the “Godfather” of the Boys & Girls Club. His dedication to the organization goes on today. The BGCSI, in celebrating the 15th Anniversary, will honor a community member who exemplifies John Cherry’s ...read more