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    Thursday, January 23, 2020
    Do you love trivia? Are you someone that remembers all those details that no one else does about movies?  Then the BGCSI’s “Trivia Night at the Oscars” is perfect for you and all movie lovers.  In order to accommodate this growing event, it will be held at the Carbondale Civic Center on Friday, February 28th.  The doors open at 6:00 pm and promises to be a movie lover’s delight and better than ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Forever Plaid Book by Stuart Ross Music Arranged by Patrick Barlow Directed by Brandyn McGhee  Forever Plaid will play at the Varsity Center February 7-9 and February 13-16, 2020  Musical/Comedy Forever Plaid is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! The ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Construction of a new water main along Sycamore Street, from Rural King rear entrance to Oakland Avenue has begun. On Thursday, January 30, 2020 Sycamore Street will be closed for water main construction from Rural King to Glenview Drive.  Due to this construction motorists are advised to seek alternate routes and use caution while traveling in and through this area. Access to private drives ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 21, 2020
     The Great GatsbyBy F. Scott FitgeraldAdapted by Simon LevyDirected by Susan McLernon  Auditions will be held Monday, February 10th and Tuesday February 11th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the East Theater of the Varsity Center418 S. Illinois Avenue in Carbondale.  The Great Gatsby will play at the Varsity Center from March 27-29 & April 2-5, 2020  About the Play(Drama) Jay Gatsby, a self-made ...read more
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    Thursday, January 16, 2020
    Everyone is invited to join For Kids’ Sake on Friday, January 31 from 6pm – 8pm at the Longbranch Café & Bakery to hear stories and view photos from the organization’s recent trip to Bangladesh. For Kids’ Sake is a locally headquartered non-profit that supports orphans and students in Bangladesh. Last month, team members had the opportunity to visit their service projects first-hand.  For Kids’ ...read more
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    Monday, January 13, 2020
    Henry, Meisenheimer & Gende, Inc. (HMG), dba HMG Engineers, Inc., a 100% employee-owned multidiscipline engineering firm headquartered in Breese, IL has reached an agreement to acquire a minority interest in Asaturian Eaton & Associates, Inc. (AE), a Carbondale-based civil, mechanical, & electrical engineering and land surveying firm. Founded in 1966, HMG provides civil, transportation, ...read more
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    Friday, January 03, 2020
    The City of Carbondale has once again teamed up with the Carbondale Park District and SIU Recreation Center to host group fitness classes during the Winter Farmer’s Market at Carbondale Community High School.   The “Fresh Fitness” program will be held on Saturdays from January 18 to March 28. The hour-long class will begin at 10 a.m. Please use Walnut Street entrance at CCHS.  Southern ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 01, 2020
    Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, today announced it has received a $2.1 million, six-year grant from the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF) to improve the mental health of children and communities throughout Southern Illinois.   The ILCHF initiative, titled “Children’s Mental Health Initiative 2.0,” will enable Centerstone to create a “system of care” that ...read more
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    Monday, December 02, 2019
    The Carbondale Warming Center will open at 8 p.m. on December 1, 2019. Organizers say their mission is to provide nighttime sleeping space on cold nights as a supplement to the city’s existing shelter system. The after-hours center is open to everyone and will be open every night from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. until mid-March.   Upgrades were made this year to better sanitary conditions and strengthen ...read more
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