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Fire Department Warns Residents Of Possible Phone Scam

Thursday, March 9th, 2017 - 8:18am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
March 9, 2017

 

THE CARBONDALE FIRE DEPARTMENT WARNS RESIDENTS OF POSSIBLE PHONE SCAM

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Fire Department wants to warn residents about a possible impersonation scam circulating throughout the community.

A resident recently reported receiving a call from a person who claimed to work for the Carbondale Fire Department. The caller wanted to know if the resident had a smoke detector, fire extinguisher and escape plan.

Residents are reminded that firefighters do not call homeowners and try to sell them anything.

If you receive a call like this, contact the Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. Never give out any personal information over the phone such as credit or debit card number. When in doubt, hang up.

For more information, contact Carbondale Public Relations Officer Amy Fox at (618) 559-1939 or afox@explorecarbondale.com.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Boost Mobile Set for Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday, March 3rd, 2017 - 8:33am

MEDIA ADVISORY
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Boost Mobile Set for Friday, March 3, 2017

The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the opening of a Boost Mobile location with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 3, at 891 E. Grand in Carbondale

Boost Mobile is a nationwide provider of low-cost cell phone service and data plans. The Carbondale store is located in the Grand Avenue Mall.

Representatives of the media, city officials and Carbondale Community are invited to attend.

 

LEWIS LANE TRAFFIC CLOSURE

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 - 4:19pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
February 22, 2017

LEWIS LANE TRAFFIC CLOSURE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE –Lewis Lane (between W. Walnut St. and E. College St.) will be closed to through traffic on Thursday, February 23 for water main work.

The closure will be in effect from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes during the closure.

For more information, contact the City’s Water Treatment Plant at (618) 457-3240.

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INPUT NEEDED ON NEWLY DEVELOPED DESIGN STANDARDS

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 - 12:07pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
February 15, 2017

THE CITY OF CARBONDALE REQUESTS PUBLIC INPUT ON NEWLY DEVELOPED DOWNTOWN DESIGN STANDARDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale will host an open house on Wednesday, March 1 to discuss the newly developed architectural design standards for downtown Carbondale.

Dozens of comments were generated at a community meeting in October regarding the kinds of materials, colors, architectural details and other building features citizens feel are best suited for Carbondale.

This process was initiated by City Council in June as part of the Downtown Master Plan. The goal is to expand the City’s minimum design standards which currently consist of building height, size, setbacks and other general characteristics.

The open house will be held at the Old Train Depot (121 S. Illinois Ave.) from 4-7 p.m.

For more information, contact City of Carbondale Planner Sarah Lawrence at (618) 457-3257 or slawrence@explorecarbondale.com

Access these fliers for more information:

Downtown Carbondale Design Standards

 

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CITY OF CARBONDALE NAMES SOLAR ECLIPSE STREET FESTIVAL

Monday, February 13th, 2017 - 9:11am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
February 13, 2017

THE CITY OF CARBONDALE OFFICIALLY NAMES SOLAR ECLIPSE STREET FESTIVAL 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is excited to announce “Shadow Fest” as the official name for the solar eclipse street festival.

More than 100 votes were submitted online and dozens of original festival names were posted on social media, thanks to a community-wide poll conducted by The Southern Illinoisan.

The three-day festival will be held in downtown Carbondale August 19-21. It will feature arts, crafts, food, live entertainment and more.

The total solar eclipse will reach its greatest point of totality just south of Carbondale on August 21.

For more information about the solar eclipse, visit www.carbondaleeclipse.com or call (618) 529-4451.

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City of Carbondale Calls for Public Solar Eclipse Poll

Friday, February 3rd, 2017 - 8:31am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
February 3, 2017

THE CITY OF CARBONDALE CALLS ON PUBLIC TO NAME SOLAR ECLIPSE FESTIVAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is teaming up with The Southern Illinoisan to officially name the solar eclipse festival.

We are conducting a community-wide poll to select the potential name for this one-of-a-kind celebration.

The poll is available online at www.thesouthern.com/festival-name  You can also post your ideas on social media using the hashtag #eclipsefestival.

Voting will end at noon on Friday, February 10. The official name will be announced on Monday, February 13.

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

 

NOTE: The Poll may also be accessed on the City of Carbondale Web Page under HOT TOPICS!

 

LEWIS LANE TRAFFIC CLOSURE

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 - 4:53pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
January 31, 2017

LEWIS LANE TRAFFIC CLOSURE

CARBONDALE –Lewis Lane (between W. Walnut St. and E. College St.) will be closed on Wednesday, February 1 for water main work.

The closure will be in effect from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes during the closure.

For more information, contact the City’s Water Treatment Plant at (618) 457-3240.

Free Home Buyer Seminar

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 - 2:17pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
January 17, 2017

CARBONDALE NEIGHBORHOOD ACTION GROUP TO HOST FREE HOME BUYER SEMINAR

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Neighborhood Action Group is teaming up with the Egyptian Board of Realtors to host a free home buyer seminar on Saturday, February 18.

The event will be held at the Carbondale Public Library from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The library is located at 405 W. Main St.

Realtors, mortgage lenders, home inspectors and title companies will discuss a variety of topics associated with buying a home. This includes selecting a relator, finding the right home, selecting a lender, home inspections, contingencies and post-purchase maintenance.

Lunch will be provided to all attendees and light refreshments will be available throughout the seminar. Activities for kids will also be available.

This event is free, but registration is strongly encouraged. To sign up, visit http://goo.gl/forms/pLGXoQFyyrO30bZu1. For more information, contact Daniel Presley at (626) 487-9747 or CarbondaleHomeBuyer@gmail.com.

 

City to Launch a Bi-Weekly Podcast

Thursday, January 12th, 2017 - 8:10am

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
January 12, 2017

CITY OF CARBONDALE TO LAUNCH PODCAST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale and WDBX 91.1 FM are teaming up to launch a bi-weekly city podcast.             

“Inside Carbondale” will feature interviews with city officials and community leaders. The goal is to provide residents with the latest information about projects and events going on in the community.

The podcast will be available at www.wdbx.org  and www.explorecarbondale.com

The first episode will go live on Wednesday, January 18 at 9 a.m.

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 to Offer Warming Stations

Friday, January 6th, 2017 - 4:37pm

NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
January 6, 2017

CITY OF CARBONDALE TO OFFER WARMING STATION

CARBONDALE – With overnight lows expected to be in the single digits this weekend, the City of Carbondale will open its doors to the public.

A warming station will be set up in Room 103 of the Civic Center beginning on the evening of January 6 and will be available overnight throughout the weekend.

The Civic Center is located at 200 S. Illinois Avenue.

 

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