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    Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    CARBONDALE, Ill. – It’s not too late 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 27, in the SIU Arena parking lot. Customer parking will be in the adjacent parking lot.  The event will be April 28 if hazardous weather conditions, such as ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Monday, April 15, 2019
    Speakers have been announced and registration is now open for the Trauma Informed System of Care Conference, co-hosted by Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care. The conference will be held on Saturday, May 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at John A. Logan College’s main conference center.  Register online at www.siumed.edu/cpd (in the dropdown under “Learners,” click on ...read more
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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    Auditions: Monday April 29th & Tuesday April 30th from 6-9pm at the Varsity Center.Callbacks will be held Wednesday, May 1st.   Our TownBy Thornton Wilder(Drama) The story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, April 15, 2019
    The Passion for Fashion Gala will be held on Saturday, April 27 at the Garden Grove Event Center. The event celebrates 150 years of fashion in Carbondale. There will be a silent auction, vintage fashion show and live music by Kevin Lucas, an SIU alum and nationally recognized percussionist. Tickets are $45 per person or $315 for a table of eight people. Student tickets are $35 per person. Doors ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    Spring has sprung and so have the costumes and talents of the drag queens who will perform at the Painted Ladies Spring Drag Show at The Varsity on Saturday, 27. Join host Blanche DuBois and co-host Jodie Santana for an all-ages drag show. Joining them will be Drag King Faim Lee Jewls, Lady Jasmine, Leimomi Campbell and Ceduxion Carrington. The show starts promptly at 7 p.m. Tickets in advance ...read more
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    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    Two new documentaries will be shown on the big screen at The Varsity. “Apollo 11” will be shown on Sunday, April 28. “Ask Dr. Ruth” will be shown on Sunday, May 5. Both documentaries will be shown at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Both films made premiered at 2019’s Sundance Film Festival. “Apollo 11” is a close look at NASA’s Apollo 11 space mission to land on the moon, led by commander Neil Armstrong and ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    AES Solar announced today a “Solarbration” to be held on Friday, April 26th, from 8:45 AM to 11:30 PM at Carruthers Elementary School in Murphysboro, IL. This event will showcase new solar power installations recently completed at Carruthers Elementary School and the adjoining Murphysboro High School. A ribbon cutting will be held at 8:45 AM, and attendees are welcome to stay after and enjoy ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, April 08, 2019
    Nine fun and educational presentations are coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale this month with the officially licensed Ignite Talks. Hosted by SIU’s communication studies department, students and community members get five minutes to talk with 20 slides that progress every 15 seconds. The speeches are audience-oriented, giving a taste of a topic without overloading with ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
    Monday, April 08, 2019
    Southern Illinois University Career Services is sponsoring Dress for Success on a Dime on Friday, April 26 as part of Carbondale Food & Fashion Week. Models will show examples of professional attire options for future job interviews, formal meetings and other events. Dress for Success on a Dime will be held in Faner Hall Room 1006 from 10:20 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The event is open to high school ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, April 05, 2019
    CARBONDALE – The Hooten Hallers, a high-energy, blues-rock band known for hard-traveling and wild live shows, will be making a national tour stop at The Varsity on Saturday, May 25. The People vs. Hugh DeNeal will open.  As the band’s website says, “When The Hooten Hallers come to town, it’s going to be a party.” John Randall’s demonically-tinged vocals and manic guitar, coupled with Andy Rehm's ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, April 04, 2019
    CARBONDALE – Carbondale Food & Fashion Week will kick off on Tuesday, April 23 with a special showing of "Kinky Boots" at Shryock Auditorium. An opening reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with remarks by Carbondale Mayor John "Mike" Henry as well as other city and university leaders. "Kinky Boots" tells the story about a man who reluctantly inherits a family business. However, he encounters an ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    Do you have a tree that looks like this? With invasive winter creeper (euonymus fortunei) crawling up the trunk, where it will then flower and reproduce?  If you want to protect that tree, the vine should be cut at the base of the tree and possibly torn out by the roots (the vine on the bark will die and fall off).  Keep Carbondale Beautiful is partnering with the College of Agricultural Student ...read more
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    Monday, April 01, 2019
    Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, will hold the second Centerstone Spotlight Series event of 2019 on April 30 at The Hub Recreation Center, 917 West Main, Marion, from 5-7 p.m. The topic of the event will be “Connecting your physical and mental health.”Expert panel members include:Ashleigh Franks - Franks holds a master’s degree in kinesiology/exercise physiology from ...read more
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    Friday, March 29, 2019
    On Saturday, April 6, 2019 Jackson County Health Department and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office invite area residents to participate in a drug take-back and confidential document shredding from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. This event will be held at Jackson County Health Department, 415 Health Department Road, Murphysboro. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office will be on-site to provide for safe and secure ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    "I made this piece to make people smile," Nova Morris, 8, commented as she held up her art during an interview at the For Kids’ Sake Art Auction "Meet the Artists" Opening Reception last Friday, March 22, at the Longbranch Cafe & Bakery. The restaurant was packed wall to wall with young artists, who donated their work to the event, and their proud families. Young faces lit up when they found ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    MATTOON, IL — First Mid Bank & Trust recently announced the recipients of the 2018 Chairman’s Award for Excellence. Among the recipient list was Jessica Sayer, Customer Service Representative at First Mid’s Carbondale banking center. Sayer was nominated by her colleagues for her team spirit and for playing a key role in broadening First Mid’s customer base through her exceptional customer ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    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. As a child welfare agency, Caritas Family Solutions is encouraging everyone in the community to “Stand Up for Kids” and play a role in making Southern Illinois a safe place for children. There are several ways to ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, joined by many regional partners, is co-hosting the Trauma Informed System of Care Conference on Saturday, May 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at John A. Logan College’s main conference center. “The overall goal of the conference is to bring different serving professionals together,” said Niki Grajewski, Clinic Manager at Centerstone. “One of ...read more
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    Friday, March 22, 2019
    Southern Illinois native and SIU School of Music alum Matt Martino makes his debut at The Varsity on Saturday, May 11.   Martino, whose music has been described as blue-eyed soul, began his career in Carbondale before flourishing in Nashville with the release of his debut album “Let it Shine.” Martino is currently in the midst of his “The Show Must Go On” spring tour, and will make one stop at ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    Southern Illinois University students and the Carbondale community are planning a fun-filled week in April dedicated to food and fashion. The inaugural Carbondale Food and Fashion Week is set for April 23-27. The week will feature a variety of different events to bring awareness to some of the programs offered at SIU. Students from the Hospitality and Tourism Administration and Advertising ...read more
    Categories: Chamber of Commerce, Community, Press Release
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