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Update: City of Carbondale to Offer Warming Station

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 - 9:42am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
February 2, 2018

CITY OF CARBONDALE TO OFFER WARMING STATION 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE –
With cool overnight temperatures expected this weekend, the City of Carbondale will open its doors to the public. 
A warming station will be set up in the Civic Center, Feb. 2-4, from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. 
The Civic Center is located at 200 S. Illinois Avenue.  

2018 Meet the Mayor Schedule

Friday, January 26th, 2018 - 12:53pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
January 26, 2018

2018 MEET THE MAYOR SCHEDULE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is excited to announce the 2018 “Meet the Mayor” schedule.

Sessions will be held every month on Thursday. Times will alternate between 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. Citizens will have the opportunity to talk to Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry and Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams at various eateries throughout the city. 

The locations will be as follows:  

Date Location Time
February 1 Panera 8:30-9:30 a.m.
March 1 Italian Village 1:30-2:30 p.m.
April 5 Kroger Starbucks 8:30-9:30 a.m.
May 3 Bandana's 1:30-2:30 p.m.
June 7 Denny's 8:30-9:30 a.m.
July 12 Longbranch 1:30-2:30 p.m.
August 2 Dunkin' Donuts 8:30-9:30 a.m.
September 6 El Paisano 1:30-2:30 p.m.
October 4 Cristaudo's 8:30-9:30 a.m.
November 1 Hunan 1:30-2:30 p.m.
December 13 Jen's Joe 8:30-9:30 a.m.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at (618) 559-1939.

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Neighborhood Alliance Meeting Set for January 13, 2018

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 - 8:09am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
January 8, 2018

NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIANCE MEETING SET FOR JANUARY 13



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE –
Carbondale’s Neighborhood Alliance Meeting will take place on Saturday, January 13 at First United Methodist Church from 10 a.m.-noon. 
Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to network and check out information tables prior to the start of the meeting. 
The meeting will highlight reports from neighborhood and community organizations as well as an hour-long panel discussion with City officials. 
Following the meeting, there will be a chili lunch.
The meeting is open to all Carbondale residents. For more information, contact Sarah Heyer at (618) 549 5302, ext. 386 or (618) 525-5525.
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Jackson County Mass Transit to Present at Human Relations Commission Meeting

Monday, January 8th, 2018 - 11:56am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
January 8, 2018

JACKSON COUNTY MASS TRANSIT TO PRESENT AT HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION MEETING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE – 
Jackson County Mass Transit Executive Director Ted Gutierrez will share a special presentation at tonight’s Human Relations Commission meeting.
The meeting will be held in Room 112 of the Carbondale Civic Center at 5 p.m. 
For more information, contact Human Resources at (618) 549-5302. 

Annual Neighborhood Alliance Meeting Set For January 13, 2018

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 - 1:46pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
December 19, 2017

ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIANCE MEETING SET FOR JANUARY 13


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE –
Carbondale’s Neighborhood Alliance Meeting will take place on Saturday, January 13 at First United Methodist Church from 10 a.m.-noon. 
Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to network and check out information tables prior to the start of the meeting. 
The meeting will highlight reports from neighborhood and community organizations as well as an hour-long panel discussion with City officials. 
Following the meeting, there will be a chili lunch.
The meeting is open to all Carbondale residents. For more information, contact Sarah Heyer at (618) 549 5302, ext. 386 or (618) 525-5525.

 

Saturday Fitness Class to be Offered at Winter Farmer's Market

Monday, December 18th, 2017 - 9:54am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
December 18, 2017

SATURDAY FITNESS CLASS TO BE OFFERED AT WINTER FARMER’S MARKET 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE –
The City of Carbondale is teaming up with the Carbondale Park District and the SIU Rec Center to host a series of group fitness classes during the Winter Farmer’s Market.   
The “Fresh Fitness” program will be held every Saturday from January 6-March 31 from 10-11 a.m. at Carbondale Community High School. 
Southern Illinois University Fitness Instructors Kelsey Brommel and Tori Gusewelle will teach a variety of cardio and strength training classes throughout the 13 week program.  
No experience is necessary. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle, towel and/or yoga mat. A cash donation of $5 is suggested. 
If you have questions or would like more information, contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at (618) 559-1939 or afox@explorecarbondale.com.  

Carbondale Fire Department Encourages Residents to Have Working Smoke Alarms

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 - 9:43am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
December 6, 2017

 


CARBONDALE FIRE DEPARTMENT ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO HAVE WORKING SMOKE ALARMS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE –
As you deck the halls, the Carbondale Fire Department wants to remind residents to practice fire safety this holiday season. 
Things such as Christmas trees and other decorations, decorative lighting, increased use of extension cords and wrapped presents are all possible ignition sources for a fire. 
With the extra fire hazards this time of year, it’s important to have working smoke alarms in your home. Check your smoke detectors at least once a month and make sure batteries are changed twice a year. 
The Carbondale Fire Department has put out two house fires in the last five days where occupants were alerted to the fire, thanks to the use of smoke alarms.
If you have questions or would like more information, contact the Carbondale Fire Department Administrative Office at (618) 457-3234.

 

2017 State of the City Address

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 - 10:52am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
December 5, 2017

2017 STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce will host the 2017 State of the City Address on Tuesday, December 12 during their monthly luncheon. 
Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry will unveil the City’s new logo and branding. He will also highlight the City’s progress and accomplishments over the last year as well as discuss plans for 2018. 
Lunch will begin at noon in the Carbondale Civic Center located at 200 S. Illinois Avenue. Tickets for the event are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Reservations can be made by calling (618) 549-2146.
Proceeds from the event will go toward the Mayor’s Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships for Carbondale Community High School students attending Southern Illinois University. 
For more information, contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at (618) 559-1939.

 

SIU Students to Display Landscaping Design Plans at Carbondale Civic Center

Friday, December 1st, 2017 - 11:29am


NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
December 1, 2017

 

 

SIU STUDENTS TO DISPLAY LANDSCAPING DESIGN PLANS AT CARBONDALE CIVC CENTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Founders Park Committee will display student design proposals for landscaping elements on Saturday, December 2 at the Carbondale Civic Center.

The SIU Landscape Design & Architecture class has completed conceptual drawings for the "Founders Park" property located behind the police station. Design proposals will be on display during the Lights Fantastic Parade from 4-8 p.m.

Everyone is encouraged to come and see what the students have envisioned for a future outdoor recreation space. Public comments are welcome.

For more information, contact the Committee Chair Tom Grant at tgrant@explorecarbondale.com.

City of Carbondale to Host Bicentennial Flag Raising Ceremony

Thursday, November 30th, 2017 - 10:01am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
November 30, 2017

CITY OF CARBONDALE TO HOST BICENTENNIAL FLAG RAISING CEREMONY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale will host a Flag Raising Ceremony to celebrate Illinois’ 200th birthday on Monday, December 4.
The ceremony will kick off a yearlong celebration that will pay tribute to our history, people and community.
“Our Bicentennial will showcase Illinois’ influence on American history and culture, achievement and invention, business and art. Together, we can inspire pride in Illinois and show the world what makes this state so great,” said Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.
Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry will raise the Illinois Bicentennial flag at noon in front of City Hall located at 200 S. Illinois Avenue.
The public is encouraged to attend.
If you have questions or would like more information, contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at (618) 559-1939 or afox@explorecarbondale.com.

 

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