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Vol. 10 No. 23

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What’s Happening

True friends

Friday February 8________

• Winter Concert Series Feat. Perfect Image, The Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 7:00 p.m.

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Romeo and Juliet, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • New Media Series–William E. Jones: Killed, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through April 28. • Opening Reception: PaperWork In, On, and Of Paper VI, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Runs through March 22. • The Rep presents Sense and Sensibility, Loretto-Hilton Center Browning Mainstage, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball Feat. Big Sam's Funky Nation, Funky Butt Brass Band, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. • U m p h rey ' s M c G e e , T h e Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 6:30 p.m. • Judah Friedlander World Champion, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Ultraviolets, Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton, 8:00 p.m. • Marc Goone w/Three Fifs, A n t h o ny J S A , A n t h o ny J S A , Cicero's, University City, Doors 8:00 p.m. • Grind, Barewire, Blackdeth, Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.

Saturday February 9________

Group supports the Wildey.

Builders and garden show planned.

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Film compelling, but perfunctory.

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• River City Grand Parade, S o u l a rd : B u s ch S ta d i u m to Anheuser Busch, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. • Jeremy Deller: Joy in People E x h i b i t , C o n te m p o ra r y A r t Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through April 28. • Rush Studio of Dance presents Synaptic Paths, The Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 7:30 p.m. • L O V E m e i e r, L a u m e i e r Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. • Romeo and Juliet, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. • New Media Series–William E. Jones: Killed, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 28. • PaperWork In, On, and Of Paper VI, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through March 22. • The Rep presents Sense and Sensibility, Loretto-Hilton Center Browning Mainstage, St. Louis, 5:00 p.m. • F u n ky B u t t B ra s s B a n d , Gumbohead, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 4:00 p.m. • Beethoven Piano Concerto

No. 4, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. • Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. • U m p h rey ' s M c G e e , T h e Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 6:30 p.m. • Hoosier Daddy's, 3:00 p.m./ Ultraviolets, 8:00 p.m., Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton • Red Jumpsuit Apparatus w/Broadway, The Action Blast, Fivefold, Six Gun Charade, Pop's, Sauget, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday February 10_______ • Jeremy Deller: Joy in People E x h i b i t , C o n te m p o ra r y A r t Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through April 28. • Romeo and Juliet, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 3:00 p.m. • The Rep presents Sense and Sensibility, Loretto-Hilton Center Browning Mainstage, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. • Edward Curtis: Visions of Native America, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs through June 16. • dada- 20th Anniversary Tour w/ Jerad Finck, 7 Horse, This City of Takers, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 2:00 p.m.

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Members of the Friends of the Wildey Board met for their monthly meeting at the Encore Wine Bar. Pictured left to right: Secretary Suzanne Nevins, Vice-President Joan Evers, President Rich Walker, Kathy Dickmann, Larry Taliana, and Chris Head. Not pictured are Treasurer Nicole Hollway, Nina Baird, Erik Estep, Beth Gori, Joe Krajnovich, SJ Morrison, Keith Short, Barb Stamer, Len Scaturro and Katie Grabel.

Group proves to be true friends By MATT WINTE Of The Edge Last fiscal year the Friends of the Wildey raised $65,000 for the Wildey Theatre and two weeks ago they presented a check for $30,000 to the City Council. The plan is to match their contribution from last year and continue their support of the theatre. “We’re half way through the fiscal year and we’re half way to our goal so we’re right on target," said Rich Walker of the Friends of the Wildey The Friends of the Wildey group was founded two years ago to serve as a voluntary support organization to help raise money for the theatre, according to Walker. “As the Wildey was being renovated we thought there needed to be a separate group of citizens that would help raise money to support the building and the programs,” said Walker. That’s exactly what they are doing through various fundraising activities including: selling t-shirts, bricks, lobby stars, seat sponsorships, ornaments, a letter writing campaign and events. Other functions of the FOTW include providing educational tours and preserving the history of the theatre. One of Walker ’s favorite fundraising events is scheduled on April 23. It is an Edwardsville High School Music Department concert. The students who take part in the concert weren’t alive when the theatre shut down 25 years ago but they want to be part of it now and they recognize that it’s an important part of their community, said Walker. The Wildey is particularly close to Walker, who headed up the renovation

committee while serving as an alderman. He has worked on the project for 13 years. “I didn’t want to walk away from it completely, because I had so much personally invested in it in terms of time and effort. I wanted to continue to stay active and this is rewarding to me to help the building continue,” he said.

Walker also wants to praise the efforts of the FOTW board members who are putting forth a great deal of effort to keep the theatre going. “They are a terrific group of people to work with. They are so passionate about the building and what it is doing for the community,” he said. There are still opportunities to support

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the theatre – purchasing a brick, seat sponsorship, a lobby star or a t-shirt. “Tell all the folks in the community if they have been supporters of ours in the past, thank you so much. And if you're just now learning about the Wildey, we hope you would jump in and help us. If you've never been to the Wildey, come down and see us,” said Walker.

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St. Louis Builders Home & Garden Show It's not too early to start thinking about those spring projects By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge


his is the perfect time to get out of the house and gather ideas for your upcoming home improvement projects at the St. Louis Builders Home & Garden Show. This four-day home and garden extravaganza runs Thursday, Feb. 21 through Sunday, Feb. 24 at the America’s Center and Edward Jones Dome in downtown St. Louis. Now in its 36th year, the show features around 500 exhibitors in 1,800 booths across nearly 400,000 square feet all showcasing the latest products and services in lawn and garden, kitchen and bath, interior design, pool and spa, building products and green products. If you’re thinking of starting a remodeling, decorating or landscaping project, this is your one-stop shop to see, learn about and buy everything you need from start to finish. Get inspired with new ideas for your garden as you stroll through six feature gardens filled with fabulous flowers, ornate patios and soothing water features. And make sure you stop by and see the Living Fountain. This amazing entertainment experience is the centerpiece of the feature garden area. Show visitors will witness a statue of a beautiful woman become a living fountain as delicate jets of water appear from her fingertips and a shimmering halo cascades from the crown of her head in a choreographed display all set to music. Visit the Belgard Landscapers Challenge to see a stunning landscape built with Belgard hardscapes. While there, make sure you register to win a $6,000 brick oven for your own yard.


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There will be a variety of informative seminars taking place at the St. Louis PostDispatch Green Thumb Theater. Learn about container gardening, landscape design and common gardening myths and the mayhem they cause from “Renegade Gardener” Don Engebretson as he brings his own brand of frank, humorous gardening knowledge to the show. Other experts will speak about vegetable gardening and provide advice on how to enhance your home’s curb appeal. Get valuable money-saving tips and find out how to breathe a little easier while helping the environment at the GeoComfort Green Products Pavilion & Stage. Here, you’ll find information from nearly 20 companies with products and services designed to make your home more efficient. HGTV’s Jeff Wilson will also be in attendance, along with other local and national experts, to provide informative seminars. Wilson has appeared in nearly 200 episodes on HGTV and DIY Network. He also has more than 25 years of experience in home building and remodeling. He will share information about how deep energy retrofits on older homes and buildings can slash energy use by 50 to 90 percent and save money and resources. He will also present seminars about green kitchen and bath trends. The Better Living Theater features seminars on a variety of home improvement topics by local experts who can provide valuable information and help you design or remodel your kitchen or bath. Learn about the newest design ideas and hottest trends for these high-traffic rooms in your home. And identify the countertop styles and materials that will work the best for your home and lifestyle. If you’ll have little ones with you, they will love the Flying Houndz Frizbee

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A wealth of home improvement ideas will be on display Feb. 21 to Feb. 24. Trick Dog Show. Kids and adults alike will be amazed to see world-class Frisbee dogs catch Frisbees and show off their fancy footwork and trick dog dancing in

choreographed routines. The Children’s Garden Club will offer free hands-on projects for children to make and take home with them. Other show features will include the Interior Design Marketplace, the Pool & Spa Showcase, the Lawn & Garden Marketplace and the 11th annual Flower Show presented by the Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri. Find out the best places to spend your home improvement dollars from KMOX’s “Home Answer Man” Scott Mosby. There will also be a chance to win the Ultimate Dream Play Backyard from Dream Play Recreation, a $5,000 value. Just think, you could transform your backyard into the “ultimate playground” for your family with a Play Recreation play system, basketball goal and springfree trampoline. The prize package includes installation. Some restrictions may apply. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21 through Saturday, Feb. 23, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24. Admission price is $10 for adults, $4 for children ages six to 12, and free for children 5 and under. Special show discounts are available with coupons from Schnucks. Pre-purchase tickets online to receive $2 off adult admission any show day and included is a full year ’s subscription to “Better Homes & Gardens” (a value of $6). Parking is available at Laclede’s Landing and the Arch garage. Visitors may park at participating lots for $3 to $4 with parking validation and catch a free shuttle to and from America’s Center, running in fiveminute intervals throughout the show. For more information, visit www.

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Enjoy the beauty of a rainforest without every leaving Missouri during the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House’s annual March Morpho

For $40, including shipping and handling, the Zoo will deliver the adoption package to anyone on your gift list in the continental United States. Save $5 when you purchase and pick up your gift at a Welcome Desk located at Zoo entrances. Proceeds go directly toward the care and feeding of the animals. The package includes a cuddly plush fennec fox (while supplies last) and valentine card from you, two tickets to the Children’s Zoo,


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seniors (ages 65 and older) and $4 for children (ages 3 to 12). Children ages 2 and younger and Missouri Botanical Garden members are free. For more information, visit www. or call (636) 5300076. Follow the Butterfly House on Facebook at thebutterflyhouse. The Butterfly House is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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The America's Got Talent Live – All Stars Tour is coming to the Fox Theatre on Saturday, March 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45, $40 and $35 and may be purchased at the Fox Box Office or by calling 314/5341111. Order tickets online at www. Join us for your favorite All-Star Acts from America's Got Talent, as they take to the stage LIVE for 90minutes of spectacular entertainment in the America's Got Talent Live – All Stars Tour. Great Vegas-style variety is coming, in a show perfectly crafted to feature top vote-getters and entertainment for all ages -- a unique blend of music, comedy, performance art and drama. America's Got Talent Live – All Stars Tour delivers with this year's winners The Olate Dogs, last year's winner Landau Eugene Murphy and his Sounds of Sinatra, 3 semi-finalists from this year's show, including Mind Reader Eric Dittelman, Escape Artist Spencer Horsman and vocalist Tim Hockenberry, rounded out by comedian impressionist Dave Burleigh. If that wasn’t enough, our Master of Ceremonies is legendary Television Icon Jerry Springer. Come watch the Show Business Superstars Of Tomorrow as they take to the stage today, only in the America's Got Talent Live – All Stars Tour.

Mania event. Nearly 3,000 Blue Morpho butterflies will be in freeflight inside the 8,000-square-foot tropical conservatory for this annual event. March Morpho Mania offers visitors an opportunity to see the largest collection of Blue Morpho butterflies in the United States. March Morpho Mania® is included with regular admission. The Blue Morpho is one of the largest butterflies at the Butterfly House and has a six-inch wingspan. Blue Morphos also have tiny scales on their wings which refract light and produce flashes of blue that bewilder predators in nature. Common Blue Morpho butterflies (Morpho peleides) are native to Central and South America. The collection at the Butterfly House mainly hails from El Bosque Nuevo, a sustainable butterfly farming operation in Costa Rica. During March, the Butterfly House will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. In addition to the breathtaking sights inside the conservatory, there will be activities for children in the newly renovated Lopata Learning Lab including rainforestthemed crafts and a science station to view butterfly scales through a microscope. Stop by the Madame Butterfly Gift Shop to browse for butterfly-inspired gifts, educational toys, books and souvenirs for all ages, including several Blue Morpho items. Visitors are welcome to bring a hand-held camera to capture the experience of seeing these butterflies in action. No tripods, monopods or external flash equipment allowed. The Butterfly House is located in Faust Park at 15193 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield, Mo., accessible from Interstate 64 at exit 19B. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays); Memorial Day to Labor Day, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The last ticket is sold 30 min. prior to closing each day. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for


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People People planner MoBOT plans trivia night Join the Young Friends of the Missouri Botanical Garden for an evening of fun and Gardeninspired trivia. Reserve your spot now for the fifth annual “Trivia Night–Garden Style” on Saturday, Feb. 16. Doors open at 6 p.m.; trivia begins promptly at 7 p.m Cost is $300 for a table of 10 and includes admission to the Orchid Show and complimentary Schlafly products. Outside alcohol is not allowed; a cash bar will be available. Bring creative dishes; judges will award prizes for tastiest food-contest entries. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 577-9570 or visiting www. Friends Trivia Night Attendees will battle wits in ten rounds of trivia, each containing ten questions. The themes will be loosely related to the Garden and the upcoming 2013 “Foodology: Dig In!” exhibition w i l l b e p ro m i n e n t . M u l l i g a n s m a y b e p u rc h a s e d w i t h c a s h , with a maximum of ten allowed per table. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top two teams with attendance prizes awarded between rounds. Bring your checkbook or credit c a rd t o b i d o n a u c t i o n i t e m s including hotel stays, sports tickets and gift certificates from local businesses. All proceeds support restoration of the Garden’s historic structures. Trivia Night–Garden Style will be held in the upper level of the

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A Pinterest test gone awry By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge I was really looking forward to trying out this week’s Pinterest project. For this week’s project, I selected one of the many “pan scrubber” pins that you see scattered all over Pinterest’s home section. There’s dozens to choose from but they all pretty much tout the same miracle formula for getting your nasty, grease-stained pans sparkling like new again. The recipe I followed suggested using one-quarter cup of baking soda mixed with a little hydrogen peroxide to form a paste. Then, apply the mixture to your pan and let stand for approximately 10 minutes. I actually left it for longer than this since, as you can see from the photos, my pan had some pretty heavy, duty stains. Next, the instructions said to use either a

sponge or steel wool pad to scrub, scrub, scrub until all of the stains are removed. I have to say, I had really high hopes for this project. My husband, wonderful though he is, has managed to get baked in grease stains on just about every cookie sheet and roasting pan we own. I made sure that I followed the instructions exactly to the letter and scrubbed as hard as I could for about 10 minutes. Unfortunately, my results were not like those I’ve seen on Pinterest. The stains wouldn’t budge and my pan looks exactly the same as it did when I started. I’m still not sure if I made a mistake somewhere during the process, or if my pan was just too far gone. It’s certainly possible since the stains were pretty thick and completely baked in. Steel wool might have worked better than the cheap

scrubbing sponge I used, but I’m not convinced. I wasn’t able to get any of the stains off at all. If I close one eye and squint really hard, I think I can just about see a few areas where the stains look lighter but they definitely didn’t come off. Oh well. Better luck next time I guess. Still, I’m happy that I actually made the effort to try this trick instead of just pinning it to my “Cool Tips & Tricks” board and forgetting about it for months. Now I know and can move on to something else that might work better. And so can you, in case you also had a “pan scrubber” pin you’ve been meaning to try for that last six months. As for me, I think I’m just going to buy a new pan and hide it from my husband. If you have any suggestions for Pinterest ideas you’d like to see featured in an upcoming article, email them to: theedge@

At top left are the recommended tools for cleaning. At top right is the dirty pan, waiting to be cleaned. Above left, the chemical concoction has been applied to the pan. Above right, the pan doesn't appear too much cleaner than before the whole process began.

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Religion God wants full custody of each one of us Do you remember reading, for want of a better definition, lots of very ‘smart alecky’ remarks. Example, ‘turning into a garage doesn’t make you an automobile.” The one that sticks in my mind is, “Going to church on Sunday mornings doesn’t make you a Christian.” Now I’m not going to pass judgment on anyone whether they go to church or not. I’m going to let that up to God because He alone knows what lives in the hearts of His people. However, I did come across a remark the other day that implied that there is more to living a Christian life than attending services each and every Sunday. I guess it was written by someone who is well aware of the many problems with couples that are forced to deal with ‘custody’ issues. It said, “God wants full custody…not just weekends.” This is probably going to be a very short article because I feel a bit like a duck out of water because I’m not an attorney and I surely don’t know a great deal about custody issues. However, I’m still going to venture an opinion. I am sure that each and every one of us has met, through the years, many individuals who never attended

Doris Gvillo church, went off and on, and those who go faithfully week after week. I guess at my age, I have decided that what is really important in the lives of all of us is not really the hours we spend at church but what those hours mean in our lives. I feel as though something is missing on the rare times when I don’t attend. But, I don’t feel qualified to judge others who don’t attend. What I do find interesting about this whole idea of ‘full custody’ is that it seems to me that it is really saying that God does like our attendance in worship, but that we can and should be attuned to God and listening to His words and trying our best to walk in His ways all through the week. Just sitting there for an hour, singing the hymns and saying the prayers is great, but it really should be making an impact on how we choose to live the rest of the hours on Sunday and all the other days of the week. It, in my mind at least, isn’t that the hour of worship is like an insurance policy that then allows us to do whatever we choose with no consequences because, ‘we

went to church.’ God calls us into a community of believers. For me, at least, I find that by attending worship services and Bible study groups, I learn and grow in my faith. Does that make me a better individual? Does it give me the right to judge others? I’m sure it doesn’t because I’m sure that through the week I do things or say things that would be better left undone or unsaid. But I also have the assurance that God understands my weaknesses and forgives. But that forgiveness isn’t an insurance policy that says I can act anyway I want, but rather a promise that I am not walking alone as I strive to be a better, kinder, more forgiving individual. To m e t h e c o n c e p t o f G o d wanting full custody of me sounds reassuring. It means that while I am a very imperfect individual, God loves me and wants me near. Just as parents who have problems and often divorce struggle to keep close to their children, perhaps God watches when we draw away from Him and longs to keep us close to Him. If we consider ourselves God’s children, then doesn’t it just make sense that He wants to be a part of ‘all’ of our life…not just the one hour on Sunday morning? Loving parents want what is

Religion briefs Murdoch apologizes for "offensive" cartoon LONDON (AP) — Media baron Rupert Murdoch has apologized for a Sunday Times cartoon depicting Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu building a wall using blood-red mortar, an image Jewish leaders said was reminiscent of anti-Semitic propaganda. The political cartoon, which was published on Holocaust Memorial Day, shows Netanyahu wielding a long, sharp trowel and depicts agonized Palestinians bricked into the wall’s structure. It was meant as a comment on recent elections in which Netanyahu’s ticket narrowly won the most seats in the Israeli parliament. “ Wi l l c e m e n t i n g t h e p e a c e continue?” the caption read, a reference both to the stalled peace process and Israel’s separation barrier, a complex of fences and concrete walls which Israel portrays as a defense against suicide bombers but which Palestinians say is a land grab under the guise of security. Jewish community leaders were particularly disturbed by parallels they saw between the red-tinged drawing and historical anti-Semitic propaganda — in particular the theme of “blood libel,” the twisted but persistent myth that Jews secretly use human blood in their religious rituals.

Indiana church begins auction of James Taylor sheet music JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana church is auctioning off sheet music that songwriter James Taylor donated to


best for their children. Loving parents often give up things to provide for their children. Loving parents want to spend time with their children. If all of those statements are true, doesn’t it then follow that a God who is like a father surely wants to be a part of ‘all’ of our lives. I like the Bible verse that says “O give thanks to the Lord for He is good, for His steadfast love endures for ever.” Forever is a long, long time. That love sent Jesus who gave His life for you and I that we could receive the gift of salvation. Is there any greater love? I love the hymn, “Great is Your Faithfulness” because it reminds me that day after day, month after month, and year after year, God is faithful. And, I’ll just share one more quote from scripture…”The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” If we are surrounded by such amazing grace and love, doesn’t it seem that we would want to

always be included in God’s family? I’m not sure what attending church means to all church members. I don’t feel qualified to judge those who attend and those who don’t. One thing I can say, however, is that it is a personal decision we all make. And, for me, it is one that says, “It’s Sunday…time to go to church.” Why? Perhaps it is because it is how I was raised. But now that I am a very old lady, it is because it is where I feel close to God. It is where I hear God’s word read and through the sermon I find the connection to my life today. It is where I meet friends and family and we feel united in our faith. It is where I get the joy and energy to face yet one more week when I don’t know what that week holds. I guess what I really want to know when I attend is that “God does really want full custody of me…now and in all that unknown years ahead. Doris Gvillo is a member of Eden United Church of Christ.

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the church for its effort to restore a pipe organ. A charity auction website started taking bids Monday on the autographed sheet music of Taylor’s song “Fire and Rain” he donated to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., reports the Jeffersonville church’s original 1894 pipe organ

was destroyed by the Great Flood of 1937. A 1981 fire destroyed its replacement, along with the church’s parish hall and damaged its sanctuary. The Victorian-style church will use money it raises from auctioning off the sheet music and other fundraising efforts to restore a pipe organ donated to the church.

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Dinner & Tribute to Elvis Featuring Steve Brandes

Saturday, February 9 6:30 p.m. The Well U.C.C.

180 Cottonwood Rd., Glen Carbon

Dinner: Lasagna, garlic bread, lettuce salad, cheesecakes & drinks Music: Collection of Elvis’ Inspirational & Spiritual Songs

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Lutheran Schools: A Great Place to Grow! Trinity Lutheran Preschool and Elementary School

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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF EDWARDSVILLE 534 St. Louis Street Edwardsville, IL (618) 656-1008 Rev. Stephen Disney, Pastor

LECLAIRE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1914 Esic Drive, Edwardsville, 656-0918 “Loving People to Jesus” Shane Taylor, Senior Minister Matt Campbell, Youth and Worship Minister Shawn Smith, Family Life Minister Sunday Schedule: Worship at 9:30 am and 11:00 am Wednesday Schedule: Men’s Ministry 6:45 pm Please see for more information.

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Center Grove Presbyterian


6279 Center Grove Rd., Edwardsville Phone: 656-9485 Worship, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11:00 a.m. Wed. Eve. Bible Study/Prayer, Choir Children & Youth Ministries

Daycare 656-2798 Janet Hooks, Daycare Director

Rev. Anthony J. Casoria, Pastor Presbyterian Church in America

Summit at School Street Glen Carbon, IL 288-5620 Rev. Tony Clavier Holy Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. St. Thomas Child Care Center Now enrolling infants through Pre-K Call 288-5697

“Where Jesus Christ is Celebrated in Liturgy and Life.”

407 Edwardsville Rd. (Rt. 162) Troy, IL 62294 667-6241 Dennis D. Price, Pastor Sunday Worship: 8 a.m., 9 a.m., & 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship: 6:30 p.m.

Sunday Schedule Sunday School - 9:30 am Worship Service -10:45 am Wednesday Schedule Bible Study - 6:00 pm Wheel Chair Accessible

ST. BONIFACE CATHOLIC CHURCH 110 N. Buchanan Edwardsville 656-6450 Very Reverend Jeffrey Goeckner

Saturday Vigil - 4:15 pm Spanish Mass - 6:15 pm Sunday Mass 8:15 am, 10:15 am, 5:15 pm Daily Mass Schedule Mon., 5:45 pm Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8:00 am Wed., 6:45 pm

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“The fundamental purpose animating the Faith of God and His Religion is to safeguard the interests and promote the unity of the human race.” ~ Baha’u’llah Promote the Unity of the human race everyday! The Bahá’is of Edwardsville warmly welcome and invite you to investigate the teachings of the Bahá’i Faith. For more information call (618) 656-4142 or email: P.O. Box 545 Edwardsville, IL 62025

ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 3277 Bluff Rd. Edwardsville, IL 656-1500

Rev. Diane C. Grohmann September - May Worship 10:15 a.m. June-August Worship 9:30 a.m. Our Facility is Handicap Accessible 310 South Main, Edwardsville, 656-7498

First Presbyterian Church 237 N. Kansas Edwardsville, IL

Located 1 Block North of Post Office Early Worship: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages: 9:15 a.m. Child/Youth Choir: 10:15 a.m. Late Worship w/Chancel Choir: 10:45 a.m. For Music and Other Activities

MOUNT JOY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH OF EDWARDSVILLE 327 Olive Street • Edw, IL 656-0845 Steve Jackson, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:45 a.m. Wed. Early Morning Prayer: 5:00 a.m. Wed. Bible Study: 7:00 p.m.



EMMANUEL CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 332 S. Brown Street Edwardsville, IL 62025 Pastor Carlos Bryant 618-931-3707

Sabbath Morning 9:30 A.M. Sabbath Evening 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Evening 7:00 P.M.

“Where Everybody is Somebody and Jesus Christ is Lord. We Welcome You to Our Family.”

EDEN UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 903 N. Second Street Edwardville, IL 656-4330

Traditional Worship: 9:00 a.m. Coffee Fellowship: 10:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Youth: 6:00 p.m. Dr. Brooks, Lead Minister Jeff Wrigley, Youth & Children’s Director

NEW BETHEL UNITED METHODIST 131 N. Main St., Glen Carbon, IL Rev. William Adams Church Phone: 288-5700 Sunday Morning Worship 8:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Adult & Children’s Sunday School 9:40 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Nursery 8:30 a.m. to Noon Senior High Youth Group Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Senior High Bible Study Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Fully Accessible Facilities e-mail

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QuickGlance Movie Reviews

“This Is 40”

Every inch a Judd Apatow movie, from the pop culture references and potty mouths to the blunt body humor and escapist drug use. And like all of Apatow’s movies, it’s a good 20 minutes too long. But within that affectionately messy sprawl lies a maturation, an effort to convey something deeper, more personal and more substantive. That goes beyond the casting of his real-life wife, Leslie Mann, as half the couple in question, and the Apatow children, Maude and Iris, as the family’s daughters in this sort-of-sequel to the 2007 hit “Knocked Up.”. As writer and director, Apatow seems more interested in finding painful nuggets of truth than easy laughs. Much of the banter between longtime Los Angeles marrieds Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Mann) can be very funny, but frequently it’s raw and painful as they have the kind of conversations about kids, finances and sex that might make many people in the audience feel an uncomfortable shiver of recognition. The film takes place during the three-week period when Pete and Debbie are both turning 40 (although Debbie likes to pretend she’s still 38). Birthday parties, fights about money, school confrontations, bratty kid flare-ups and awkward attempts at reconciling with parents are among the many events that occur during this vulnerable time of transition. The strong supporting cast includes Albert Brooks, John Lithgow, Jason Segel and a surprisingly funny Megan Fox. RATED: R for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material. RUNNING TIME: 133 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

“Promised Land”

An experience that’s alternately amusing and frustrating, full of impassioned earnestness and saggy sections. Director Gus Van Sant has the challenge of taking the topic of fracking and trying to make it cinematic. Working from a script by co-stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski, based on a story by Dave Eggers, he succeeds in fits and starts. The impoverished small town that’s the tale’s setting, a place in need of the kind of economic rejuvenation fracking could provide, is full of folksy folks whose interactions with the main characters don’t always ring true. “Promised Land” has its heart is on its sleeve and makes its pro-environment message quite clear, but it’s in the looser and more ambiguous places that the film actually works. Damon stars as Steve Butler, a salesman traveling the country on behalf of a bland behemoth of an energy corporation. Having grown up on an Iowa farm himself and seeing how an economic downturn can devastate a small town, Butler seems to be a true believer in what he’s selling. But he’s also a pragmatist, as evidenced by the playfully cynical give-and-take he enjoys with his partner, Sue (a sharp Frances McDormand). Famously for his efficiency in persuading rural residents to sell their land for the drilling rights, Steve runs into a major challenge when he and Sue arrive in depressed McKinley, Pa., where an outspoken old-timer (Hal Holbrook) and a flashy, charismatic environmental crusader (Krasinski) dare to question the company’s methods. RATED: R for language. RUNNINT TIME: 106 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two stars out of four.


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“Broken City”

It should come as no surprise that every character in a movie with a title like this is either rotten to the core, or a liar, or a schemer, or the bearer of seriously damaging secrets. What is surprising is that these characters never feel like real people, despite a series of twists that should, in theory, reveal hidden, unexpected facets of their personalities and despite being played by big-name stars including Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones. They’re all still conniving, only with varying alliances and targets. At the center of these dizzying double crosses is Wahlberg as Billy Taggart, a former New York police detective who got kicked off the force after a questionable shooting. Seven years later, Billy is barely getting by as a Brooklyn private eye. Then one day, the mayor (Crowe), who’d always been on Billy’s side, hires Billy to investigate whether his wife (ZetaJones) is having an affair. He’s up for re-election in a week and doesn’t want to lose to a young, well-financed challenger (Barry Pepper) over revelations that he’s being cuckolded. But Billy’s digging leads to further revelations involving the mayor ’s rival, the rival’s campaign manager (Kyle Chandler), the police commissioner (Jeffrey Wright) and some wealthy, well-connected land developers. Everything is simultaneously too complicated and overly spelled out. Director Allen Hughes’ film is a forgettable piece of pulp. RATED: R for pervasive language, some violence and sexual content. RUNNING TIME: 108 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.

“The Last Stand”

The Arnold Schwarzenegger movie you didn’t even realize you wanted to see. This is the action superstar ’s first leading role in a decade, having left acting to serve as the governor of California and whatnot, and while it may not have occurred to you to miss him during that time, it’s still surprisingly good to see him on the big screen again. He is not exactly pushing himself here. Korean director Kim Jee-woon’s American filmmaking debut turns out to be an extremely Schwarzeneggerish Schwarzenegger film, full of big, violent set pieces and broad comedy. He may look a little creaky (and facially freaky) these days, but Arnold proves he’s still game for the mayhem as he fires off rounds and tosses off one-liners, and the movie at least has the decency to acknowledge that it knows that you know that he’s old. The script also feels a bit old — “The Last Stand” is essentially an amped-up version of “Rio Bravo,” with some “Jackass”-style hijinks courtesy of Johnny Knoxville himself. A Mexican drug kingpin (Eduardo Noriega) daringly escapes federal custody and heads for a quiet Arizona border town where Schwarzenegger, as the sheriff, rounds up a posse of misfits to stop him. But Kim keeps things moving briskly and the members of the strong supporting cast (Peter Stormare, Luis Guzman, Forest Whitaker) don’t seem to mind that they’re playing flimsy types. Everyone’s just here for a mindless good time. RATED: R for strong, bloody violence throughout and language. RUNNING TIME: 107 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

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This drama about the tragic realities of fathers and sons in unforgiving urban environs can’t measure up to the lyricism of its star ’s own music. It stars Common, the thoughtful, charismatic Chicago rhymer who, in threeand four-minute hip-hop ruminations, summons more vibrant social imagery than these well-intended but hollow 1 1/2 hours. Taking place over a day in Baltimore, “LUV” stars Common as the former convict Vincent, who takes his 11-year-old nephew Woody (Michael Rainey Jr.) for a lesson-filled day of bonding. But Vincent’s qualifications are questionable: He’s desperate for the $22,000 he needs for a business loan and has gang members after him. It’s a promising enough conceit — a stressed, untrustworthy but inherently decent guy trying to play the role model — but the day takes awkward, implausible turns, jumping from violence to stone-skipping in the harbor. The dialogue, too, is often cringe-worthy as the two meet various friends and associates of Vincent’s, with cameos by Danny Glover, Dennis Haysbert, Clark Johnson and Michael Kenneth Williams. The cliches mount as the journey leads to bloody standoffs and drug dealer confrontations. Still, there is tenderness here, and first-time director Sheldon Candis should further develop his naturalistic impulse. We are, after all, not exactly showered with intimate, aspiring films of urban life. Not yet rated RUNNING TIME: 95 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.


This plays like the bloodiest promotional video ever made for Palm Beach tourism. Stabbings, explosions and furnituresmashing brawls occur at some of the ritziest locations within the sun-splashed, pastel-soaked slab of Florida opulence. The city is the setting for a $50 million jewel heist as well as some revenge doled out with the usual machine-like efficiency by Jason Statham. As the title character, the antihero of many of the novels by Richard Stark (the pseudonym of the late Donald E. Westlake), Statham is stepping into a well-known persona. But he’s not exactly pushing himself outside his comfort zone. Parker is the kind of thief who lives by a civilized, self-imposed code — one he expects others to adhere to, as well. But this is the same character Statham always plays: quietly cool, dryly British, powerfully lethal. Director Taylor Hackford’s rather perfunctory action film is actually more compelling before it even gets to Palm Beach, as Parker makes his way from Ohio to Texas to New Orleans before reaching his final destination. After being double-crossed by his partners (including Michael Chiklis and Wendell Pierce) on a daring robbery of the Ohio State Fair, Parker seeks revenge by tailing them to their next job: hitting the auction of some major jewels that belonged to a late society maven. Jennifer Lopez co-stars as the struggling Palm Beach real estate agent who learns too much and wants a piece of the action, but playing weak and girlish isn’t exactly her strong suit. RATED: R for strong violence, language throughout and brief sexual content/nudity. RUNNING TIME: 118 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.


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This film publicity image released by FilmDistrict shows actor Nick Nolte, left, with director Taylor Hackford on the set of "Parker."

"Parker" is rather perfunctory By CHRISTY LEMIRE Associated Press “Parker” plays like the bloodiest promotional video ever made for Palm Beach tourism. Stabbings, explosions and furnituresmashing brawls occur at some of the ritziest (and name-checked) locations within the sun-splashed, pastel-soaked slab of Florida opulence. Kinda gives a whole new meaning to the idea of The Breakers. The city is the setting for an elaborate, $50 million jewel heist as well as some revenge doled out with the usual machinelike efficiency by Jason Statham. As the title character, the anti-hero of many of the novels by Richard Stark (the pseudonym of the late

Donald E. Westlake), Statham is stepping into a well-known persona. But he’s not exactly pushing himself outside his comfort zone; he’s on auto-pilot here, despite the obvious physical demands of the part. Parker is the kind of thief who lives by a civilized, selfimposed code — one he expects others to adhere to, as well. But this is the same character Statham always plays: quietly cool, dryly British, powerfully lethal. D i re c t o r Ta y l o r H a c k f o rd ’ s r a t h e r perfunctory action film is actually more compelling before it even gets to Palm Beach, as Parker makes his way from Ohio to Texas to New Orleans before reaching his final destination. This is where the character ’s resourcefulness comes in handy, as he goes

from one stolen car and one cheap motel room to the next, navigating sundry lowlifes in between. Parker has been double-crossed by his partners (including Michael Chiklis and Wendell Pierce) on a daring robbery of the Ohio State Fair. Although these guys have serious mob connections, he seeks his revenge by tailing them to their next job: hitting the auction of some major jewels that belonged to a late Palm Beach society maven. Jennifer Lopez co-stars as local real estate agent Leslie Rodgers, who’s been struggling financially and emotionally since her divorce. When Parker pretends to be a rich Texan looking for a vacation home (complete with a big ol’ cowboy hat and an obviously fake drawl), Leslie shows him around and hopes

for a hefty commission. But once she starts snooping into her intriguing new client’s background, she learns too much and wants a piece of the action. Lopez gets a couple of amusing lines, and theoretically is here to provide some comic relief as the wide-eyed fish out of water. (An underused Patti LuPone classes things up a bit as her sassy Latina mama.) But playing weak and girlish isn’t exactly Lopez’ strong suit, and she never functions as a potential romantic interest for Parker because it’s been well-established that he’s in love with Claire (Emma Booth), the daughter of his grizzled mentor (Nick Nolte), who is well aware of the dangers of the life he’s chosen and sticks by him nonetheless.

Where have all the good movies gone? By ROBERT GRUBAUGH For The Edge It’s a touch infuriating t h a t " H a n s e l & G re t e l : Wi t c h Hunters" isn’t a better movie. The cheeky spark of an idea is r u i n e d p re t t y m u c h f ro m t h e beginning. The two kids who got caught in a witch’s trap once upon a time have grown up to avenge their parents’ murders by bagging warts-andall spell-casters. Sounds kind of like what happened to a certain dark knight, no? Instead, we’re treated to some very low-brow humor, tepid acting by surefire action stars, and special effects that barely qualify for the name. It’s only the start of February; where have all the good movies gone? That’s what this movie is, an

adventure based on a fairy tale, but fleshed out with a bunch of nonsense. As mercenaries, H a n s e l ( J e r e m y R e n n e r, w h o is Jason Bourne) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton, a former Bond Girl) do their riff on acting like serious killers, but come off like scared tots afraid to go into the woods at night. When they come to a new village where a s p re e o f k i d n a p p i n g s h a s t h e to wns fol k on edge , the y offer their services to the mayor (Rainer Bock) and run afoul of the sheriff (Peter Stormare), who has some rather ill-conceived notions on what a witch really is. Gretel, in particular, gets his goat when she stops the burning of a pretty red-headed villager n a m e d M i n a ( P i h l a Vi i t a l a ) , who promptly falls in love with Hansel.

A thin, expository-heavy “investigation” leads the witch hunters to Muriel (Famke Janssen), a sorceress with a plan. She’s timing all of these abductions, done with the help of several other witches, for a big deal date with the devil during a lunar celebration of some making. Using their many tricks, gadgets, and crossbows, Gretel (the tough one) and Hansel (the brave one) play it safe and try to kill their nemesis from as far away as possible. It even plays lazy in the plot, this flick. About the only thing that was moderately creative about this was Hansel’s ill-timed insulin shots used to combat his significant diabetes. It seems that all that candy the witch used to fatten him up as a child

did have some lingering effects after all. It’s a sad state that only one day later, this is about the only memory I have of the movie. "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" runs 103 minutes and is rated R for strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/ nudity, and language. I give this film one star out of four. ••• It was just another lackluster weekend for the Box Office. One of the other wide releases was an anthology starring a Who’s Who of Hollywood in a series of raunchy skits collectively called "Movie 43." Dennis Quaid, N a o m i Wa t t s , G r e g K i n n e a r, Halle Berry, and Kristen Bell try to bring life to a DOA project that is exactly as unimpressive as something like "The Kentucky

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Fried Movie." It’s a toss-up really as to which skit is stupider. It might be the one where real life funny couple Anna Faris and Chris Pratt indulge in some bizarre bedroom habits, but my money is on the one where Hugh Jackman grosses out Kate Winslet on a blind date when he removes his scarf to show that his scrotum hangs from his neck. Yep, that’s what this movie is. Even a post-credits animation with Josh Duhamel, Elizabeth Banks, and a jealous, murdering cat named Bezel was barely able to get a grin out of me. When did I get too old for this stuff? "Movie 43" runs 90 minutes and is rated R for strong pervasive crude and sexual content including dialogue, graphic nudity, language, some violence, and drug use. I give this film one star out of four.

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Msuic Music calendar Fubar, St. Louis, Doors 6:30 p.m. An Evening With Judy Collins, The Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, 8:00 p.m.

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Dark Star Orchestra "Winter Tour 2013", The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Wherehouse Project, Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton, 7:00 p.m. Tr a m p l e d U n d e r F o o t , A n a Popovic, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. American Aquarium w/ Blackwater 64, Hymn River Suite, Cicero's, University City, Doors 7:30 p.m. Hatebreed w/Shadows Fall, Dying Fetus, The Contortionist, Gormogon, Pops, Sauget, 6:00 p.m. Wretched, Lyluth, The Arcane Horror, Oceans of Icarus, Skywalker,

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball Feat. Big Sam's Funky Nation, Funky Butt Brass Band, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 8:00 p.m. Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical, Fox Theatre, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Umphrey's McGee, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 6:30 p.m. J u d a h F r i e d l a n d e r Wo r l d Champion, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Ultraviolets, Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Alton, 8:00 p.m. M a rc G o o n e w / T h re e F i f s , Anthony JSA, Anthony JSA, Cicero's,




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Music Tuning in Ionia ready to embark on 2013 winter tour Ionia, the 5-piece melodic indie post hard core band is pleased to announce their upcoming tour "WINTOUR 2013" with Saint Diablo. Presented by Stand and Deliver Records, the tour will be hosted by Jennifer "JENNCITY" Arroyo and kicked off in Rochester, NY on January 12th, 2013. The following local dates have been scheduled: Feb 13 – Springfield, MO, Outland Ballroom Feb 14 – St. Louis, MO, Fubar Feb 15 – Nashville, TN, The Rutledge Feb 16 – Indianapolis, IN, The Emerson Theater Ionia, hailing from New York City, is comprised of five socially and economically conscious musicians who are dedicated to their craft and determined to bring their sound to the masses. ionia has had the pleasure of playing Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, CMJ, Dewey Beach Music Conference, Rockpalooza, and has had the privilege of opening for major label bands; We Came As Romans, Close To Home, Puddle of Mudd, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, I See Stars, blessthefall, Smile Empty Soul, The Devil Wears Prada, Falling in Reverse, Chiodos, and many more. Ionia is currently recording with Mike Sapone and plan to release

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Widespread Panic to appear at the Peabody After a yearlong hiatus, Widespread Panic has announced dates for their much-anticipated 2013 Spring Tour. The tour marks the first time the legendary sextet will tour featuring their full electric set up since 2011. To help celebrate the long-awaited return to the road, Widespread Panic will include intimate, fan favorite venues at select stops this spring. The tour begins with two nights at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, MO on April 9 & 10 and wraps with two nights in Nashville, TN at The Woods at Fontanel on May 3 & 4. Other cities include Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis and Louisville. Tickets will be available at the Ford Box Office at the Scottrade Center or through Tickets are $42.50 and $49.50 which includes facility fee. Fans recently had a taste of what they have been missing when Widespread Panic played a rousing sold-out New Year’s Eve show at the Time


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Ye t B r a q u e ’ s p a i n t i n g w a s n o t a s s e p a r a t e f ro m o u t s i d e events as Braque might have it. While his attention to the private, secluded realm of the still life suggests disengagement with historical and political circumstances, the paintings themselves convey a more complex narrative. Indeed, the artist’s exactingly internal gaze w a s p re c i s e l y w h a t m a d e h i s work relevant to questions of art, engagement and responsibility. So argues Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928-1945, the first major U.S. museum exhibition dedicated to Braque in 16 years. Co-organized by the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis and The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., the exhibition is also the first to situate Braque’s work within the cultural and political upheavals leading up to, and through, World War II—a period that has been virtually unexplored in scholarship on the artist. Drawn from public and private collections in the United States and Europe, Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928-1945 brings together 42 paintings representing an overlooked moment in the painter ’s career: after the early,

Kemper to feature work of Georges Braque In the early 20th century, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso invented Cubism and shook the foundations of Western art. But in the 1930s, as the rise of fascism brought new urgency to questions of aesthetics and politics—questions that entered mainstream consciousness with Picasso’s Guernica (1937)—Braque’s fractured still lifes and bourgeois interiors remained emphatically inward-looking.


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The Arts Arts calendar Thursday, Feb. 7 Jeremy Deller: Joy in People Exhibit, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs through April 28. The Rep presents Sense and Sensibility, Loretto-Hilton Center Browning Mainstage, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. Pre-Columbian Mayan Artifacts, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Runs through February 8. Young Artists Celebrate the Centennial, Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, Noon to 5:00 p.m., Runs through February 9. DaVinci Machines II: The Australian Exhibition, Bank of America Plaza Building, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through May 31. Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928 - 1945, Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Runs through April 21.

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here may not have been much white stuff falling on the ground this winter, but that’s no reason to stop you from enjoying a day on the slopes. Missouri has two excellent skiing locations at Snow Creek and Hidden Valley that are perfect for spending an afternoon whooshing down a snow-covered hillside. Closest to home is Hidden Valley Ski Resort. Located on the western edge of St. Louis in Wildwood, Mo., it takes just over an hour to drive to. Visitors can enjoy the resort’s snowcovered 30 acres and swishing down an overall 310-foot vertical drop from December through March. The resort’s impressive state-ofthe-art snowmaking system can churn out a foot of snow in just 24 hours when temperatures drop to 20 degrees F. The result is a blanket of powdery white snow perfect for downhill or cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing even when the conditions at home are less than ideal. Hidden Valley’s ski lodge provides all the necessary amenities for a day on the slopes, including equipment rentals and a first-aid station in case of an emergency. There is also a bar and cafeteria to enjoy après-ski. Certified instructors offer skiing and snowboarding instructions for all levels and ages. Private and group lessons are available.

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Pictured from left to right: Gary VanMatre co-owner; Pat Shannon-VanMatre co-owner; Mike Shannon co-owner; Ginger Humphery executive chef and Justin VanMatre, restaurant general manager, standing in front of the future home of Mike Shannon’s Grill at 871 South Arbor Vitea Suite 101.



t’s been approximately four months since the news that Cardinal baseball announcer Mike Shannon would be opening Mike Shannon’s Grill in Edwardsville. The plan is to open in spring, although an actual opening date has not been officially set. Shannon and his family are excited about continuing their long relationship with the city. “Well, we have been approached by numerous people about numerous places to open our second restaurant – mostly out in St. Louis County. I personally have been living here for 30 years, and I’ve been talking to my daughter and my grandson about the greatness of this area. Finally they came over and said, 'Let’s take a look at it,' and that’s how we decided on coming into Edwardsville and making it the home of our second restaurant and the start of many more,” said Mike. The feeling is shared by his grandson and co-owner Gary VanMatre. “We’ve been looking consistently for seven years and nothing felt 100 percent right until we walked onto this spot and met the Dorseys (Steve and Jill) and right away it felt right. We knew we had to get the deal done to be here.” Ground was broken on the restaurant, located at 871 South Arbor Vitea Suite 101, in June of 2012 and construction began very soon after, but the Shannon family began working on opening a restaurant in Edwardsville in early 2012. The whole project is a family affair, as is everything that the family does, with Mike, his daughter Pat ShannonVanMatre and Gary VanMatre (Pat’s son) co-owning the restaurant and Justin VanMatre, (Pat’s son) serving as the restaurant’s general manager. The restaurant will be an upscale family restaurant offering a more causal experience compared to Mike Shannon’s Steaks and Seafood in St. Louis. It will be broken


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down into three unique spaces: a family dining area, a lounge area and a patio space that will feature a fire pit. The restaurant is approximately 5,000 square feet and will be able to seat approximately 130 people with an additional 30 outside at the patio area. “We want to give a little more casual approach to our brand. We wanted to put together a restaurant that will appeal to every aspect of Edwardsville. We’ve got a dining room side that is really family friendly for people to come eat,” said Gary. “And a lounge side that’s got the high energy bar atmosphere, where people can come, meet their friends, have a cocktail and watch the game.” The decor will resemble a vintage athletic club with some industrial design aspects, and in the entry area there is a large trophy case that will feature memorabilia from Mike’s own collection. The bar area will feature a number of flat screens, including a 90-inch one that is sure to have every Cardinal game on for everybody’s enjoyment. The design is being handled by Annie Barhler of Jacksonville and owner of Euro Trash.

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The project has been going very well with most of the major work complete, the interior coming together very quickly, restaurant equipment being moved in and opening day getting closer. “It’s been smooth as silk. Steve and Jill Dorsey with Piedmont (Development) are the developers as well as the general contractors. They have been a delight to work with. They’re really building us a tip top restaurant. It’s been very nice,” said Gary. For Mike, it’s the location, which is partly surrounded by woods, that has him really excited. “I love this area. We’re off the beaten path of Main Street. We think it’s very unique compared to a lot of areas. It’s got a lot of mystique to it.” With the opening date quickly approaching a full staff hasn’t been hired. One of the most important members of any restaurant has been found – the executive chef. Ginger Humphery will be the executive chef for the restaurant and brings 30 years of cooking experience with her. Humphery is originally from northern Illinois, went to culinary school in Scottsdale, Ariz., and has cooked all over the United States. “We’re tickled to death to have secured her,” said Mike. A menu hasn’t been finalized but Gary did say that it will feature a number of different sandwiches and burgers along with the steaks that the downtown restaurant is known for. The thread that ties everything together is family, which is very important to Mike and what he brings into everything that he does. “Just to give a little insight into how our organization operates, we take everything very seriously and when people are in our organization, work for us or employed by us, we consider them family also. The good thing is I don’t have do any of the discipline,” joked Mike. “I feel fortunate that we have three generations of experience that we can apply to it. The Shannon family is a big part of this community and we want to be for a very long time. We’ve been in the restaurant business in St. Louis for 27 years and we're looking to be in business in Edwardsville for 227 years,” said Mike.

Dining Delights

Recipes that are sure to get kids' attention By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge


f you’re a parent, then you’ll probably understand how frustrating it can be to get your child to eat a variety of foods, especially healthy ones. As a mother, this is one of my biggest sources of “mommy guilt.” Every mealtime it is the same story: I make something healthy and tasty for all of us to enjoy, which my 4-year-old first flat refuses to taste and then (after a lot of convincing) tries and immediately spits out. Tomatoes? Nope. Pasta? Rarely. Absolutely anything green? Forget it.

Dinner usually ends with tears and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Not a terrible back up meal I admit, but not something you want your kid to eat for dinner four nights a week.

Thankfully, I’m not alone in my frustration. In fact, a 2010 survey of 406 registered dietitians conducted by PULSE Health & Wellness Initiatives showed that more than 68 percent of registered dietitians who counsel new parents frequently receive questions about getting finicky eaters to eat at mealtime. Nutrition expert, chef and mom of two boys, Robin Miller, who is also the host of “Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller” on Food Network, understands the challenge of preparing meals that her boys will try, enjoy and ask for again. “Whether your child can’t sit still for an entire meal, says “no!” to everything put in front of him or her, or simply doesn’t like a specific color of food for a day, it’s important to understand that being a ‘picky eater ’ is a normal part of your child’s development,” said Robin Miller in a press release. That’s why she’s developed these “nuggets” of mealtime wisdom to help please picky eaters and build a foundation for balanced eating habits. Here are two great suggestions from Miller on getting your kids to eat more (and better). Muffin Tin Meals “Kids love to get their hands into everything, big or small. Set up a ‘finger food buffet’ and have your kids pick the items they’d like eat. They’ll feel included in the process, which will increase their interest in trying a little bit of everything. Start with a muffin tin (or any small container with compartments) and customize the meal by filling the sections with bite-size portions of colorful, nutritious foods. Some great food ideas include: cubed cheese, whole grain cereals, grapes, sugar snap peas,

baby carrots, cherry tomatoes and chicken nuggets. Once you’ve filled the compartments, let them pick their items, allowing them to be hands-on with their meal.” Smoothie Switch “If your child is being extra picky and refusing to eat any foods, don’t fret! Switch to a smoothie, which can be packed with vitamins and nutrients for a well-balanced, meal. Start with a base of low-fat milk or yogurt; add fresh or frozen fruit, like berries and bananas, and puree in a blender until smooth and thick. Add orange juice for a thinner consistency and to load up on added vitamins. To supplement the smoothie with more nutrients, blend in peanut or almond butter. Now, grab a straw and serve to a smiling face!” Chicken Nuggets with Honey-Peach Sauce Recipe Courtesy of Robin Miller and Tyson Foods Serves 4 1 package of chicken nuggets such as Tyson® 100% All Natural* Chicken Nuggets 14 1⁄2 ounce can no-sugar-added peaches in water, drained 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 1. Cook chicken nuggets according to package directions. 2. Meanwhile, in blender or food processor, combine the peaches, honey and balsamic vinegar. Purée until smooth. Pour sauce into serving bowl. 3. Serve the nuggets with the honeypeach sauce on the side for dunking. For more information and recipes, visit Recipes and photos courtesy of Tyson Foods.

PIctured at top, a Muffin Tin meal. At left, a fruit-filled smoothie. Photos for The Edge

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Dining Delights Meat can make a Super Bowl party By JIM ROMANOFF Associated Press Super Bowl Sunday surely is one of the meatiest eating days of the year. But it’s still somewhat surprising the lengths some people will go to push their game day feed over the top. Last year, for example, some enthusiastic carnivores went as far as to build football arena replicas out of deli meats, cheese and bread. Constructing stadiums out of cold cuts may be a great conversation starter, but it’s not likely to win you many accolades from the foodies in your life. Luckily, some recent trends on the butchering side of things are offering whole new ways to up your meat game, so to speak. Up until recently, shopping for meat at the grocer generally meant you were limited to just a f e w m a i n s t re a m c u t s , s a y s meat guru Bruce Aidells, author of last year ’s “The Great Meat Cookbook.� Part of the problem was the standardization of the meat industry. Butchering skills waned because so much was handled at the industrial level. But as consumers demanded better, more unusual meats — including locally raised — chefs needed to improvise. Many had to learn butchering skills in order purchase and use the sorts of meats their customers were looking for, says Tia Harrison, chef and coowner of Sociale, a Northern Italian-inspired restaurant in San Francisco. And in order not to waste a single bit, those chefs also began to develop and rediscover recipes for lesser known cuts of meat, including how to produce charcuterie. Pretty soon restaurants were having wildly popular snout-to-tail supper nights where dishes made from every bit of the animal are served. The burgeoning market for local meat ultimately led to the art of butchering becoming quite hip. And that has influenced the meats available even at mainstream grocers, with most offering grassfed and organic meats, even some heritage breed meats. Aidells welcomes the change as an easy opportunity for home cooks to try new, and better quality, cuts. And a meat-centric celebration like a Super Bowl party is a fine time to give it a go. Perhaps start with something easy, such as grass-fed beef. Because the animal was raised entirely on grass, expect the meat to be a bit pricey and leaner than grain-fed. Similar to wine, flavors can vary widely depending on where the animal was raised and the quality of grass it ate, says Aidells. “If you’re a meat lover, you owe it to yourself to sample and compare grass-fed beef from various areas,� he says. To get further into the sports theme, ask your butcher for a “baseball steak,� which gets its name from the fact that when grilled it plumps up into a ball shape. They are cut from the tip of the top sirloin and are about 2 to 3 inches thick. There are only two of these delicious steaks from each animal, and Aidells recommends marinating and grilling them as you would a top round steak. As for less common cuts, Aidells suggests beef or bison cheeks. They have a unique, firm yet still tender texture when cooked low and slow, making them perfect for braising


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Mexican beef brisket and winter squash chili is shown served in a bowl in Concord, N.H. and roasting. They usually have to be special ordered, but in a pinch you can substitute beef shank meat to get similar results. For the consumer, new books such as Aidells’, are focusing on sorting out all the choices at the market, as well as providing the skills and recipes for cooking unusual cuts, as well as using old cuts in new ways. Harrison even is trying to bring the art of butchering to the home kitchen with her new book, “Butchering and SausageMaking for Dummies,� which hits shelves in March. For this years’ Super Bowl, consider trying this recipe from Aidells for Mexican beef brisket and winter squash chili. It takes a cut usually known for pot-roasting or barbecue and transforms it into a meaty, chunky chili. MEXICAN BEEF BRISKET AND WINTER SQUASH CHILI Start to finish: 3 hours 15 minutes Servings: 12 6 dried ancho chilies 2 cups boiling water 6 ounces bacon, diced 4 cups chopped yellow onions

5 pounds first-cut beef brisket, cut into 3-inch chunks Salt and ground black pepper 2 jalapeno chilies, stemmed, seeded and chopped (optional) 6 garlic cloves 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano 1 teaspoon ground coriander 2 tablespoons chili powder 14 1/2-ounce can diced fireroasted tomatoes with green chilies 12-ounce bottle Mexican beer, plus more if needed 1 bunch cilantro, stems and leaves separated 7-ounce can diced fire-roasted green chilies 3 cups 2-inch chunks peeled and seed butternut or banana squash Finely chopped red onions (to garnish) Peeled, seeded, and sliced avocado (to garnish) Shredded Monterey Jack cheese (to garnish) Warm corn or flour tortillas Tear apart the dried ancho chilies, then discard the seeds and stems. Place the torn chilies in a small

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bowl. Pour the boiling water over them, then soak until soft, at least 30 minutes, or up to several hours. When ready to proceed, heat the oven to 325 F.

In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, saute the bacon until it begins to brown. Add the onions and cook, covered, for 5 minutes. Season the beef with salt and pepper. Remove the pot with the onions and bacon from the heat and stir in the beef. Place the soaked chilies and about 1/2 cup of the soaking liquid in a blender (save the remaining liquid to add to the pot later, if needed). Add the jalapenos (if using), garlic, cumin seeds, oregano, coriander, chili powder, and 2 teaspoons of salt. Blend to form a puree, then add to the pot along with the diced tomatoes, beer, cilantro stems and green chilies. Stir well, cover, place in the oven, and bake for 2 hours. If the chili becomes too dry during cooking, add some of the reserved chilisoaking liquid or more beer. The meat is done when it is fork tender. If the meat is not yet fork tender, return the covered pot to the oven and check it every 20 to 30 minutes. Once the meat is tender, stir in the squash and bake for 20 minutes more, or until the squash is tender. Remove the pot from the oven. Use a spoon to skim off any fat on the surface of the chili. Season with salt and pepper. Divide between serving bowls with the cilantro leaves, red onions, avocado, cheese and tortillas on the side. (Recipe adapted from Bruce Aidells’ “The Great Meat Cookbook,� Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012)

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Owner will Merchandise 426 floors. consider Contract for Deed or Lease w/Purchase Option. C.K.S. METAL CORP. $885mth + dep Serious (618) 656-5306 Inquiries only. 618-567-1371. M-F 8:00-5:00 SAT 8-12 Fully remodeled 2 bedroom 1 EDWARDSVILLE, IL #1 Copper $3.10/lb. bath. No pets, Section 8 not NEW NEW #2 Copper $3.00/lb. qualified. $650 monthly, $650 PRICE PRICE Yellow Brass $1.94/lb. security deposit plus first and Stainless $.60/lb. last months rent. 306 Giogre, Painted Siding $.62/lb. Maryville, IL. (see virtual tour on youtube) Scrap Alum $.54-.77/lb Please call 407-7135 Alum Cans $.58/lb. Clean Alum Wheels $.77/lb. New home to lease, Savannah Electric Motors $.30/lb. Crossing, Glen Carbon: 1600 EDWARDSVILLE - LUXURY CUSTOM 4BR/5BA. 1920 SEXTANT, WORDEN Seal Units $.20 s.f., 3 BR, 2 BA, finished lookout 108 BAYHILL, GLEN CARBON Open floor plan, kitchen w/commercial grade QUIET COUNTRY FEEL WITH LAKE PRIVILEGES. 2BR/ Batteries $.30 bsmt., 2-car att. gar., fp. lg. deck. 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LOCATED IN EBBETS FIELD 1.5 story, 5 bedroom, 4 bath, screened porch, & finished LL. $469,900 Edwardsville PR100744 MICHELLE HEINLEIN (618) 781-2322

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6611 W. Liberty Prairie Lane, Edwardsville PEACEFUL LOCATION & Updated home wth 3BR’s/2BA’s nestled on 3.65 +/- acres. $194,500 Edwardsville PR100745 KAREN CURRIER (618) 616-6891

WAITING FOR YOU! 3 bedroom ranch in Holiday Shores with lake privileges. $158,000 Worden PR100741 BETTY TREAT (618) 830-3952

COZY & INVITING 3BR/2BA Home/large fenced yard. Walking distance to downtown Edwardsville. $137,500 Edwardsville PR100742 SANDY LANE (618) 792-7918

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7008 Alston Court, Edwardsville $469,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM SANDIE LAMANTIA (618) 978-2384

224 Tyler Drive, Troy $439,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM MELISSA LESLIE (618) 307-6570

22 Meadow Rue Drive, Edwardsville $395,000 OPEN SUN. 2-4 PM CAROLYN KOESTER (618) 791-6712

74 Sunset Hills, Edwardsville $349,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM KAREN MENENDEZ (618) 781-0546

120 Crystal Gate Lane, Glen Carbon $249,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM ADAM HORNBERGER (618) 444-8681

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PRIVATE 11+/- ACRES w/well-built renovated home. Chef’s kitchen & great room w/fireplace. $449,900 Edwardsville PR100611

IMPRESSIVE CUSTOM On 6.74 acres! 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Walkout LL. Stocked pond. $424,900 Dorsey PR100375



3124 Alexandria Drive, Glen Carbon $219,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM JEANNE HORNBERGER (618) 444-8899

193 Meridian Road North, Glen Carbon $199,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM JUDINE LUX (618) 531-0488

615 Thrush Court, Troy $198,500 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM TODD LINNEMEYER (618) 520-5516




ALL BRICK 2 car garage, work shop, gas fireplace, newer windows. $149,900 Edwardsville PR100399

SPACIOUS home with large family room, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms & fenced yard. $124,900 Edwardsville PR100589

AMAZING AMOUNT OF upgrades with new kitchen, bath, hardwood floors, electrical & roof. $91,683 Staunton PR100681

3154 Alexandria Drive, Glen Carbon $219,900 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM JEANNE HORNBERGER (618) 444-8899

623 Brentmoor Drive, Troy $192,000 OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM BARRY MAULDEN (618) 779-4755


IMPRESSIVE! 6BR/5BA 1.5 story home. Beautiful views of Sunset Hills Golf Course. $549,000 Edwardsville PR100704

PEACE TRANQUILITY provided by lake lot. Deluxe kitchen, hearth room, guest quarters. $524,900 Edwardsville PR100689

EXPECT TO BE IMPRESSED 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 1 +/- acre, & beautiful landscaping. $429,500 Edwardsville PR100356


SPACIOUS WITH POLISHED HARDWOOD a roomy eat-in kitchen leading to screened porch, & finished LL. $329,000 Edwardsville PR100615

OPPORTUNITY IS KNOCKING! Custom built luxury home. High end finishes throughout. $299,500 Edwardsville PR100702

5+ BR, 3 BATH, OVER 4,000 sq. ft. Exceptional wooded cul-de-sac lot. $179,900 Glen Carbon PR100285

IMMACULATE HOME HAS living room with cathedral ceiling. Newer hardwood and ceramic. $165,000 Glen Carbon PR100604

GREAT LOCATION! 4BR/4BA with large private fenced yard. Plenty of room for growing family. $164,900 Edwardsville PR100705

CONVENIENT EDWARDSVILLE location. Older home in nice condition. Deep lot with mature trees. $87,500 Edwardsville PR100550

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31763 Red Oak Drive, Brighton Custom built home on 5.06 acres. $389,000

20 Burdick Creek, Collinsville Quality 3/4 brick 2 story home on wooded lot. $344,900

5320 & 5324 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey Potential commercial usage on a great Godfrey Road location! $369,000

9 Carolyn Street, Glen Carbon Updated 3BR/1BA home with fenced in yard. $109,900

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Linda Shaffer 324 Shea Court, Edwardsville $315,000 Custom built 3BR/3BA Craftsman Style.

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Linda Shaffer 8925 Wheat Drive, Troy $304,900 1.5 Story, 4BR/3BA home with 3 car garage.

Open Sunday 12:00 - 2:00 Hosting Agent: Angie Daniels 1352 Biscay, Edwardsville $279,900 Spacious lakefront 4BR/5BA home.

Open Sunday 12:00 - 2:00 Hosting Agent: Stan Pontius 687 Boulevard de Cannes, Edw. $265,000 Love lake living? Love this! 3BR/3BA.

Open Saturday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Linda Mitchell 1812 Partridge Place, Edw. $217,000 Spacious 4BR/2BA home, move in ready!

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Marie Bartony 1022 Deer Run, Staunton $208,500 4BR/3BA home with open floor plan

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Julie Warren 7097 Stallion Drive, Edwardsville $209,000 Move in ready 3BR/4BA home.

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Sook Hee Hensiek 2024 Ravenwood, Collinsville $185,000 4BR/3BA tri level, move in ready.

224 Vine, Moro Beautifullly remodeled home in Bethalto School District. $109,900

402 S. Main Street, Brighton Nice brick duplex in a great location. $89,900

137 W. Third Street, Hartfor. Updated 3 bedroom home that’s Priced To SELL!!! $78,000

Open Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Hosting Agent: Ingrid Moussalli 243 Mill Street, Collinsville $95,000 3BR/1.5BA, 1 owner bi level home.

FEATURED LISTINGS 133 Haller Avenue, East Alton Charming, well maintained 2BR/1BA home. $68,000

889 Malibu Way, Edwardsville 1 acre lakefront, 4BR/2BA! $274,900

146 Emerald Way E., Granite City 4BR/2BA home in a wonderful subdivision. $199,000

421 Orchard Court, Troy Updated, move in ready 3BR/2BA. $129,500

400 E. Fayette St., Bunker Hill Well maintained & updated 3BR/2BA. $124,900

2586 Stratford Lane, Granite City 3BR/2BA home, move in ready. $120,000

460 Walcott, Wood River Updated move in ready 3BR/2BA. $115,000

600 Douglas Place, Alton Nice 3BR home with many updates. $99,900

1038 Florida, Edwardsville Great starter home with basement. $90,000

833 Randle, Edwardsville Charming cottage in great location! $80,000

1229 N. 17th Street, Belleville Updated 2BR/2BA, 1 car garage, appliances stay. $78,500

912 N. Main Street, Brighton Charming, move in ready brick home! $73,900

363 S. Second Street, Livingston Recently updated 2BR/1BA home. $52,900

4541 Walter, Granite City 3 bedroom/2 bath home with patio & fenced yard. $38,000

1013 S. Church, Belleville 2 bedroom brick combo home with Sunroom! $31,000

3935 Sequoia, Edwardsville Adorable 3BR/2BA in great location! $199,000

73 Julie Drive, Glen Carbon 3BR/4BA with fireplace and finished basement. $195,900

8902 Maple Grove Rd., Edwardsville Bright, airy ranch on 2.63 acres. $189,000

Lots & Acreage

15554 Rita, Gillespie 1 bedroom/1 bath home in Gillespie. $28,000

609 E. Garfield, Belleville 4 bedroom/2 bath home with fenced yard. $25,500

2512 Lincoln, Granite City 1 story home needs to be completed, sold as is. $15,500

6C Glen Ed Professional Park C, Glen Carbon COMMERCIAL: Great location with lots of parking! $99,500

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2771 Route 66 Business Park, Edw. All masonry building located off I-270. $595,000


1922 Edwardsville Club Plaza, Edw. Class A office space available. Convenient to Sunset Hills Country Club. $18/sq.ft. gross lease available. $560,000

3 157 Center, Edwardsville Class A office space includes 4 private offices, large training room & access controlled entrance area. $395,000

xxx Blackburn Rd., Edwardsville Level 15.58 acres, interstate access. $1,800,000 xxx Blackburn Rd., Edwardsville Level 15.58 acres, interstate access. $1,500,000 7 Warwick Park Lane, Edw. Beautiful Walk Out building lot. $120,000

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2761 Route 66 Business Park, Edw. Prime commercial lot off I-270. 0.78 acre. $180,000


1801 Lebanon Avene, Belleville 3.42 acres of Hwy business & single family zoned land. 3 parcesl in sale. 500’ of frontage on Lebanon. $1,204,000 On the Edge of the Weekend

2136 Hidden Creek, St. Jacob 1.5 acre walk-out on cul-de-sac. $72,500 77 Kingsley Way, Glen Carbon One of the last lots in prestigious Fields Crossing! $62,500 0 North Union, Staunton Almost 3/4 an acre on the edge of town. $25,000

Summit Springs Sub, Fairview Hgts 28 residential building lots in subdivision. Individual lots for $23,000/each. Convenient to I-64. $476,000

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