Nick and Molly Blew co-own Molly’s Pint. What began as a love for brewing beer in his kitchen 10 years ago eventually led to the dream of Molly’s Pint, which became a reality.
Campus Habitat faces an uncertain future in Carbondale after its representatives failed to show up at a second hearing before the city’s Building Board of Appeals Monday afternoon and the company failed to satisfy some conditions laid out by that board at an initial hearing last month. Now, inspections will begin again this week at some of the New York-based housing provider’s Carbondale facilities.
Parrish School was a hub of activity hours after school had ended for the day. About 30 parents, teachers, community members and district personnel gathered in the school’s cafeteria Monday, Sept. 12 for the Family and Community Town Supper, the third such event held this fall by District 95 administrators. A fourth is set for next Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Carbondale Middle School.
Nine Southern Illinois McDonald’s restaurants operate by Short Enterprises, including the Carbondale Murdale location, will offer a healthier version of the popular Happy Meal by default to customers through the month of September. Instead of automatically giving fries and soda in each happy meal, children will receive apple dippers and white milk, and parents will have to specifically ask for the higher calorie options.
Participants are being encouraged to dress in their most provocative and sexually empowering attire to protest sexual violence against women in an event being called "SlutWalk Carbondale." The event, planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, is in response to a Toronto police representative’s comment that, “Women should avoid dressing like sluts in order to not be victimized."
The Rainbow Café and Neighborhood Co-op Grocery will team up to raise funds for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) youth in the area with a fundraiser car wash from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 in the Co-op parking lot. The Rainbow Café serves as a social and support group for high school-age GLBT youth in Southern Illinois. The organization welcomes those youth who are questioning their orientation and youth members' heterosexual friends.
The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce will cut a ribbon for Mayer Networks at an event from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Included in the day’s events will be food, drinks, a bounce house for kids and a dunk tank. There also will be raffles for an HP TouchPad tablet, a free month of offsite backups, a free month of a client’s service level agreement and a 19-inch LCD monitor.
A new fright fest showing in movie theaters, “Apollo 18,” shows what it says is the real reason Americans never returned to the Moon. This writer has yet to see the film, which opened last week, but the trailers tell the story: Astronauts land on the Moon, they find something else there, and it proceeds to terrorize their bodies. Shaky cameras capture the action. Of course, there was no Apollo 18 mission.
A new study released by SIU says the university contributes about $2.3 billion in economic activity to the Illinois economy each year. The study examines SIU’s annual, or short-term impact, long-term impact and overall impact on the Illinois economy. It also estimates the annual impact in 23 counties in Southern Illinois and nine counties in central Illinois for the period July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010.
After years of raising her four children in Chicagoland, Carla Childs is ready to make Carbondale her permanent home. A self-described “SIU stalker,” Childs said she is starting to reap the fruits of her laborious years in community college spent getting ready to transfer to her dream university. Since hearing about SIU and Carbondale from an SIU alum adviser at her community college years ago, she was waiting for the moment she and her children could call Carbondale home.
In a recent story about move-in day for students at SIU, Chancellor Rita Cheng was quoted as follows: "I think there’s a renewed spirit on campus. I think that everyone is starting to get it, that it’s about the student being successful." There are several things wrong with this statement.