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What’s Happening Thursday Saturday _ _ __________ Oct. 13 Oct. 15____________ Best of Missouri Painters • Best of Missouri Painters exhibition, Missouri Botanical exhibition, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Garden, St. Louis, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • “The Invisible Man” 6:30 p.m. • “Carrie”, 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 and “Frankenstein”, 9:30 p.m., p.m., Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville • Vintage Voices, 1 to 3 p.m., Alton City Cemetery, Alton • Haunted Hayrides, Eckert’s Millstadt Farm, Millstadt • Grafton Rendezvous, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, Grafton • ArtEAST Tour, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., various sites, visit www.arteasttour. com for locations • Great Godfrey Maze, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Robert E. Glazebrook • Best of Missouri Painters Park, Godfrey exhibition, Missouri Botanical • Sibelius 1, 8 p.m., Powell Garden, St. Louis, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Symphony Hall, St. Louis • James Hinson/Linda Perry Faculty Recital, 7:30 p.m., Abbott Auditorium, SIUE, Edwardsville • Dailey & Vincent, 8 p.m., Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville • Haunted Hayrides, Eckert’s Millstadt Farm, Millstadt • Vintage Voices at Dusk, 5:15 p.m., Alton City Cemetery, Alton • Best of Missouri Painters • Sibelius 1, 8 p.m., Powell exhibition, Missouri Botanical Symphony Hall, St. Louis Garden, St. Louis, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • “Frankenstein” 3 p.m., “The Invisible Man”, 6:30 p.m., Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville

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Monday Oct. 17____________ • Best of Missouri Painters exhibition, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Still growing after 219 years Readers like "The Old Farmer's Almanac" just the way it is By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge


wo hundred years ago most people only had two books in their home, a Bible and a farmer’s almanac. At that time, an almanac was considered required reading and, for many people, it still is. First and foremost an almanac is a calendar of the heavens that predicts the movement of the sun, moon, stars and other astronomical information that farmers use for planting and harvesting their crops. Over the years there have been countless different almanacs published. Benjamin Franklin published his “Poor Richard’s Almanac” from 1732 until 1758. "The Old Farmer’s Almanac," which has been published annually since 1792, is North America’s oldest continually published periodical. It was founded by Robert B. Thomas and, with the exception of a color section and a few other choice additions, it has remained largely the same since Thomas’ day. Janice Stillman, editor of "The Old Farmer’s Almanac," describes the almanac as a “cornucopia of facts” that helps people live out their daily lives, whether that’s knowing when to plant your crops, can tomatoes or the best uses for vinegar. This year’s edition is chock full of useful tidbits of information from weather forecasts (it’s going to be a mild winter with below-normal snowfall, but we’re still in line for a white Christmas apparently) and calendars to recipes and handy household and gardening tips. "The Old Farmer’s Almanac" may not have changed much over the past 219 years, but that’s the way people like it. Circulation figures have remained steady at approximately

3.2 million since 2000, according to Stillman. She believes the almanac’s continuing popularity is due both to its role as a source of important information, as well as a reminder that however fast our society may seem to get, there are still just 24 hours in a day and 60 minutes in an hour. The almanac harkens back to a slower time when people lived their lives according to the rising and setting of the sun, the passing of the seasons and making use of the land. It is comforting and evokes a sense of nostalgia. “It is a little bit of an alternative to our tech society. It gets you down to something that is basic,” says Stillman. “In today’s time when everything Stillman is high speed, it’s going back to the natural cycle of how things are and how plants grow.” Stillman says a possible knockon effect of this tech burnout is that people are becoming more interested in what they eat, where it comes from, who’s growing it and under what conditions. “There are more and more folks who are growing their own and more and more people who want to get into small farms, especially younger people,” said Stillman. The almanac’s At a Glance section highlights the upcoming trends for the coming year. This full-color section focuses on what “People

Are Talking About” for the home, garden, fashion, agriculture, culture, food, science and even what hobbies we’ll all be practicing next year. For example, women will be unwinding in their own customcreated “woman caves,” we’ll all be eating more stews made with cheaper cuts of meat, weed-warriors (groups of volunteers) will help clear out nonnative plans from public parks and trails while old loves such as record players, fancy hats and typewriters will become “new” again. There is also plenty of “did you know” type of information that probably isn’t all that useful but still highly interesting and amusing. Such as, did you know that, on average, we spend 34 hours idling in traffic every year during the daily commute? Or that the Renewing America’s Food Traditions is attempting to revive 600 vintage varieties of apples with promotional events and free grafting material? Nope, neither did we. Of course, with all that food that you will now be growing thanks to the almanac’s handy planting calendar, you’ll need to do something with it. The almanac has recipes for Ginger Crisps and Blue CheeseWalnut Shortbread cookies, to-die-for Dark Chocolate Chile Balls and even instructions on the best way to pack and mail it all off to your loved ones in faraway places. “The content complements the definition of the almanac as a calendar of the heavens,” said Stillman. “It is a publication that first strives to perpetuate the values of the founder. That’s our mission today too - wit and wisdom.” "The Old Farmer’s Almanac" ($5.99) and its sister publication, "The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids" ($9.95) are available at newsstands and bookstores nationwide and can be ordered from

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People People planner Xanadu chosen as theme for First Night This summer, event organizers at Grand Center Inc. put the power in the people’s hands to select the theme for the 20th anniversary of First Night – St. Louis, the city’s largest, most creative New Year ’s Eve Celebration. After the Aug. 26 deadline for submissions, Grand Center narrowed down the field to four selections and put the final decision to a vote on Facebook. “Xanadu,” a submission from Old North St. Louis resident Stella Clifford, just barely edged out runner-up “Mirage,” with “STLuminate,” and “The Roaring ‘20s” following close behind. Clifford received the coveted free iPad for her winning submission. Clifford’s inspiration for Xanadu came from the 1980 romanticmusical-fantasy film and now cult classic by the same name. In the film, Xanadu is loosely known as a mythical place that houses the nine muses in Greek Mythology, including art, literature, music, dance and more – perfect inspiration for First Night® - St. Louis. While the muses stay busy in Grand Center year-round in the theaters, art museums, art galleries, schools, churches, restaurants and seasonal events, on Dec. 31, 2011, First Night revelers might catch a glimpse of these apparitions stirring up a little New Year’s Eve magic. Xanadu will be the guiding theme for event planners at Grand Center as they set out to transform the district into a mythological playground for the arts. Look for the theme as it influences many aspects of the event, including poster and button designs, exterior lighting and design elements, community art projects, and art activities for kids. Vi s i t w w w. g r a n d c e n t e r. o r g to stay informed as details and programming take shape. Grand Center is the major arts and entertainment district in the St. Louis region and is home to more than 30 arts organizations that demonstrate the depth and diversity of the city’s cultural life. The district hosts more than 1,500 cultural events each year and welcomes over 1.5 million visitors annually. Grand Center ’s artistic renaissance began with the restoration of Powell Hall and the Fabulous Fox Theatre and continues today with the growing vitality of restaurants, retail, commercial and residential development. For more information about Grand Center and Grand Center Inc. visit grandcenter. org.

black markings. Paper Kites are also flower lovers, feeding off sugar-rich nectar. Normally, the Butterfly House is home to about 200 Paper Kites, but all December long visitors will enjoy more than 1,000 of the whimsical creatures in a tropical winter wonderland. The lush, 85degree indoor conservatory will be resplendent with the addition o f d o z e n s o f w h i t e o rc h i d s , contrasting with the reds and greens of the tropical foliage, trees and other flowers surrounding the scene. Bring along your hand-held camera to capture your family’s perfect holiday photo! (Please, no tripods, monopods or external flash equipment.) As an added gift, visitors will also get to see a rare display of Paper Kite chrysalides. “The chrysalis of this butterfly is one of the more striking, with bright yellow or gold backgrounds and black spots or markings – people often wonder if they are real,” said Mark Deering, interim director of the Butterfly House. “We typically hang these chrysalides in our behindthe-scenes butterfly laboratory, but during December we are dedicating a special area for visitors to see a collection of these ornamental wonders.” Children can enjoy butterfly- and

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Butterfly House to present Snow in the Tropics The Paper Kite, one of the most delightful butterflies at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, conjures visions of gently floating snowflakes amidst the greenery of the indoor tropical conservatory. Throughout the month of December, their numbers will snowball to well over 1,000 butterflies in flight. Witness this magical Snow in the Tropics, December 1 through 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays). The event is included with Butterfly House admission. Paper Kite butterflies (Idea leuconoe) are native to Southeast Asia. These large, showy animals are known for their unhurried flight and wings of white with distinctive


winter-themed crafts on Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Stop by the Lopata Learning Lab to create a shiny, glittery gift for someone special – or to keep! During your visit, browse the Madame Butterfly Gift Shop for a unique holiday present, including butterfly-inspired home accents, toys, books and other souvenirs for all ages. Snow in the Tropics will run from December 1 through 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Tuesdays through Sundays. The Butterfly House is closed on Mondays and on Christmas Day, December 25. The Butterfly House is located at 15193 Olive Blvd. at Faust Park in Chesterfield, Mo., accessible from Interstate 64 at exit #19B. The last ticket is sold 30 min. prior to closing each day. Admission is $6 for adults, $4.50 for seniors (ages 65 and over), and $4 for children (ages 3 to 12). Children ages 2 and under and Missouri Botanical Garden members are free. For more information, visit www. or call (636) 5300076. 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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Vintage Voices cemetery tour planned Since 2001, characters from Alton’s past have come alive in the Alton City Cemetery during the annual Vintage Voices guided cemetery tour. Standing beside their graves, some of Alton’s most famous citizens emerge to tell their story and keep Alton’s history alive. For the 10th Anniversary, many of our favorite “Visionaries & Pioneers at the River’s Edge,” portrayed by actors from the Alton Little Theater, will come to visit us again this October. Tours will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29 in the Alton City Cemetery, located at 5th St. and Vine St. In addition, there will be two special non-walking tours this year – Vintage Voices at Dusk and Tea with Vintage Voices. For more information, call (618) 465-6676 or (618) 462-3205 or go online at www. Relive Alton’s past on a guided tour of the Alton City Cemetery as Vintage Voices celebrates its 10th Anniversary – “Visionaries & Pioneers at the River’s Edge.” Ten

docents will entertain audiences as they portray significant and interesting figures from Alton’s past, including former citizens who blazed a path of altruism and charitable work, freedom of the press, civic development, politics and commerce. In celebration of the 10th anniversary, there will be two special performances this year. Vintage Voices at Dusk will take place on Friday, October 14 at 5:15 p.m. in the Alton City Cemetery. As dusk hangs over the cemetery, the audience will gather beneath the towering Lovejoy Monument to enjoy a non-walking performance. Or, visitors may choose to enjoy “Tea with Vintage Voices” on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. Actors will reprise their roles for another non-walking performance held at Glenhaven Gardens, located at 100 Glenhaven Dr. in Alton. Tickets for both performances are $10 per person. Tickets for all performances may be purchased in advance at the Alton Visitor Center, located at 200 Piasa St. in Downtown Alton. For more information on Vintage Voices, call the Alton Visitor Center at 1-800-2586645 or Alton Little Theater at (618) 462-3205. Additional information is available at www.AltonLittleTheater. org.

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People People planner Neighborhood offers trick or treating The Lafayette Square Business Association is holding it’s second annual Tricks and Treats on Park on from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the Historic Lafayette Square’s Business district. The event will feature; trick or treating by participating businesses, games and prizes, dog photos with the Wicked Witch and dog and children’s costume contests. A costume parade will begin at 12:30 p.m. from the fountain on Park Avenue.

BackStoppers schedule Guns ‘N Hoses Boxers will step into the ring on Wednesday, Nov. 23 to raise money for The BackStoppers and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses. Tickets for the Thanksgiving Eve show are now available. Featuring police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel from Missouri and Illinois departments, the event begins at 7 p.m and has raised more than $3.2 million since 1987 to benefit The BackStoppers. The 2,000-member group assists families of first responders who die in the line of duty. Tax-deductible tickets are $30, $20 and $10 and are available by calling (314) 353-0606 in St. Louis City, (314) 560-9226 in St. Louis County or (618) 622-1507 in Illinois. Tickets are also available at the Scottrade Center Box Office and on-line at ticketmaster. com. Presented by the non-profit St. Louis Guns ‘N Hoses Boxing Association, the event is sponsored by Grey Eagle Distributors, the St. Louis county wholesaler of Anheuser-Busch products, and Anheuser-Busch through its Budweiser brand. Budweiser “Guns ‘N Hoses” features three-round matches between boxers paired by age, weight and ability. Both male and female boxers are scheduled in a 17-bout card. Firefighters won its second consecutive team trophy last year’s show by a 9-8 score. The BackStoppers cover St. Louis City, the Missouri counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Cape Girardeau, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Perry, Pike, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Warren and Washington and the Illinois counties of Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair. Backstoppers also cover members of Troop C of the Missouri Highway Patrol and District 11 of the Illinois State Police. After a loss of life, The BackStoppers provides money for emergency expenses and later arranges to pay bills, mortgages, debts, college costs and other expenses.  The organization was founded in 1959. Additional information is available on the Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses website,

Butterfly House plans Halloween events Why wear your Halloween costume on just one day? The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is giving kids an added excuse to don their dress-up duds during its

annual Bootterflies Halloween party, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. The family-friendly event features nonspooky fun, insect-inspired games and spooktacular crafts designed for children ages 2 to 10. The event is included with Butterfly House admission. Play a Halloween-themed party game, including the Mummy Wrap, Which Witch is Which?, Goblin in the Goblet toss, Ghostie Bowling, Scarecrow Round Up, Pumpkin Golf and more. Rest for a “spell” at Casper’s Café. Enjoy frightfully-fabulous fall finger foods including caramel apples, soft pretzels, gourmet cookies, string cheese, chips, crackers, hot chocolate and cider available for purchase. Bootterflies activities will be held inside the Lopata Learning Lab and under the Emerson Lakeside Terrace pavilion at the Butterfly House, 15193 Olive Blvd. at Faust Park in Chesterfield, Mo., accessible from Interstate 64 at exit #19B. Admission is $6 for adults, $4.50 for seniors (ages 65 and over), and $4 for children (ages 3 to 12). Children ages 2 and under and Missouri Botanical Garden members are free. For more information, visit www. or call (636) 5300076. The Butterfly House is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Events planned at Shaw Nature Reserve The fall and winter will be busy at the Shaw Nature Reserve. Numerous events have been scheduled for cooler weather. The Shaw Nature Reserve is located off I-44 at exit 253, in Gray Summit, Mo. Admission is $3 adults; $2 seniors; free children ages 12 and under. For more information, visit www. or call (636) 4513512. Sept. 1 through Oct. 30: Wilderness Wagon and Bus Tours. Enjoy the beauty of fall with a guided tour of the Shaw Nature Reserve for your group. Reserve the Wilderness Wagon, an open-sided vehicle accommodating 28 people, or arrange for a tour on your coach. A naturalist will accompany you on a three-mile ride through the Reserve and, if you wish, lead you on a short walk along one of the scenic trails. Meet at the Reserve Visitor Center. Call (636) 451-3512 ext. 6075 for prices and to reserve a date and time for your group. Oct. 12 through Nov. 16: Vinyasa Flow Yoga at the Shaw Nature Reserve. Vinyasa Flow Yoga is based on Astanga Yoga. This is an open level class for all fitness levels. We will concentrate on connecting the Ujjayi breath as you flow from one

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People Garden announces winter schedule of events The Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, has scheduled a wealth of events for December and January. General admission for nonmembers is $8 for adults. Children under 12 are free. For more information, visit www.; or call 1-800-642-8842 toll free Nov. 19 through Dec. 28: Holiday Wreath Auction. Exhibit features unique creations by some of the area’s finest floral designers. All wreaths are sold by silent auction bidding, with proceeds benefiting the Missouri Botanical Garden. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monsanto Hall, upper level of the Ridgway Visitor Center. Nov. 23 through Jan. 1, 2012: Victorian Christmas at Tower Grove House. See the Victorian country home of Garden founder Henry Shaw decked for the holidays with wreaths, garland, floral centerpieces, greenery and a holiday tree. In celebration of the Garden’s TREEmendous year of activities, this year ’s décor will incorporate elements of “Forest Fun,” such as woodland creatures, nesting birds or Victorian-era ornaments of wood. Children will receive a copy of “A Cold Winter ’s Evening in Shaw’s Garden,” a special Garden-themed coloring book based off of the classic tale, “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Enjoy storytelling on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11 a. m. and 1 p.m. Visit the activity corner where children can color tree-themed holiday cards to take home or donate to a nursing home. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Closes early at 3 p. m. on Christmas Eve and New Year ’s Eve. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. Included with Garden admission.  Nov. 23 through Jan. 2, 2012: Gardenland Express annual holiday flower and train show, culminating the Missouri Botanical Garden’s TREEmendous year. The display celebrates “the gifting tree” by exploring the many benefits we receive from trees. Eight G-scale model trains travel through a whimsical landscape with towers of brightly-colored presents and a “tree” of potted poinsettias; more than 500 colorful poinsettias and other flowers are featured throughout the display. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; closes early at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve; closed Christmas Day. Orthwein Floral Display Hall, lower level of the Ridgway Visitor Center. Garden admission plus $5; free for members.  Dec. 1 through 31: Holiday Trimmings at the Kemper Center. Enjoy a 12-foot balsam fir tree naturally decorated with handcrafted “gourdaments” and gourd birdhouses. All decorated gourds will be sold on Jan. 1 to benefit the Kemper Center. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kemper Center for Home Gardening.  Dec. 3: Children’s Story Time, held the first Saturday of each month. Gather around the sofa in the book area of the shop to hear stories from great books. December features “Jingle Bells: How the Holiday Classic Came to Be” by John Harris and “Fireside Stories: Tales for a Winter’s Eve” by Caitlin Matthews and Helen Cann. Receive 20 percent off all children’s books on Story Time days. 10 to 10:30 a.m. Garden Gate Shop.  Dec. 10: Saturdays with Santa: Christmas Carols in the Garden. Whisper your Christmas wishes to


Santa Claus, listen to festive holiday carols and enjoy the smell of chestnuts roasting on an open fire. 1 to 4 p.m. Ridgway Visitor Center. Included with Garden admission; admission to the Gardenland Express holiday flower and train show is an additional $5. Dec. 11: Corporate Partners Day. Employees of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Corporate Partner firms receive free admission for two adults and all children ages 12 and under to the Garden and the 2011 Gardenland Express holiday flower and train show with a valid corporate ID. Enjoy a 20-percent discount on new or upgraded Garden memberships and a 10percent discount on purchases at the Garden Gate Shop. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For a list of current Corporate Partner firms, visit www.mobot. org/corporate/current.asp.  Dec. 16: Around the World Wine Dinner. Travel to wine-producing regions around the world through a four course dinner hosted by a wine expert. Chefs from Catering St. Louis will create the regional menu, pairing each course with a different wine from the same region. Dinners will be served at various locations around the Missouri Botanical Garden and are held on the third Friday of the month. 6:30 p.m. $55 per person, plus 18% service charge and tax. Advance reservations required; (314) 577-0200.  Dec. 17: Great Green Adventures: Tropical Trek. Visit a forest that’s warm all year long. Learn about tropical plants, the rainforest ecosystem and ways to help with conservation. Ages 6 to 12 with an adult. Great Green Adventures are held the third Saturday of every month at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p. m. Walk-ins welcome. Meet at the Children’s Garden Ticket Fort. $3 per child.  Dec. 17: Saturdays with Santa: Christmas Carols in the Garden.

Whisper your Christmas wishes to Santa Claus, listen to festive holiday carols and enjoy the smell of chestnuts roasting on an open fire. 1 to 4 p.m. Ridgway Visitor Center. Included with Garden admission; admission to the Gardenland Express holiday flower and train show is an additional $5. Dec. 18: Chanukah: Festival of Lights. A traditional Jewish holiday celebration that includes festive Israeli music and dance, a menorah-lighting ceremony, and Chanukah merchandise provided by local vendors and the Garden Gate Shop. Noon to 4 p.m. Ridgway Visitor Center.  Dec. 24: The Missouri Botanical Garden closes early at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Tower Grove House closes at 3 p.m.  Dec. 25: The Missouri Botanical Garden is closed on Christmas Day. Dec. 28: Kwanzaa: Festival of the First Fruits. Kwanzaa is a Swahili term that means “first fruits,” and this contemporary African-American holiday centers around the feast table of the harvest. A Kwanzaa c e re m o n y h i g h l i g h t s a d a y o f storytelling, craft and jewelry displays, and authentic African drumming and musical performances. Noon to 4 p.m. Ridgway Visitor Center.  Dec. 31: The Missouri Botanical Garden closes early at 4 p.m. on New Year ’s Eve. Tower Grove House closes at 3 p.m.  Through Jan. 1: TREEmendous I n t e r a c t i v e D i s c o v e r y C e n t e r. Inviting visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in the world of trees, the TREEmendous Interactive Discovery Center has been transformed into a forest of fun, discovery and learning – filled with hands-on, interactive experiences. Visitors will be able t o c re a t e a r t w o r k o u t o f t re e parts, dress up as a tree, test their

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ARTEAST Annual showcase draws thousands of visitors to the area By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge


he creative spirit is alive and well in Madison County and at no other time of the year is this more apparent than mid-October when the ARTEAST Tour rolls into town. Now in its 14th year, the ARTEAST Tour brings together 120 artists exhibiting their work for the public in 39 studios and exhibit locations spread throughout the county. The tour provides the public with a chance to view and purchase a wide variety of original artwork, including collage, painting, ceramics, photography, printmaking, sculpture, glass and digital media. It is also a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists face-to-face and get a glimpse into their workspace, what inspires them and their preferred techniques while engaging them in discussions about their work. Many artists will also be giving demonstrations throughout the weekend. This year ’s ARTEAST will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16. Susan Bostwick is the ARTEAST coordinator and a Jacoby Arts Center Board Member. She has been involved in

they have been painting in their basement for years or are fresh out of school. Folks come from a variety of backgrounds.” From Alton to Edwardsville, Madison County is home to a lively and diverse art scene which has grown dramatically over the past decade. Much of this growth is due in part to strong art departments at Lewis and Clark Community College and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. It is boosted further still by the continued support of local arts organizations such as the Jacoby Arts Center in Alton and the Edwardsville Arts Center. The tour ’s self-guided format also provides visitors with a chance to explore different neighborhoods and experience all that these communities have to offer such as historic city centers, quaint shops and cafes or the surrounding countryside. People are free to visit as many or as few locations as they want. Just want to focus on a specific artist? No problem. Take a look at the tour map, find the artist you’re looking for and head that way. On the other hand, if you only have an hour or perhaps just a few minutes, the map will guide you to the nearest exhibit where you’ll still be able to take advantage of the local artwork on show. “They can look (the map) over and decide if they’re interested in metals or jewelry or if they’re just going to stick to Main Street. It’s all free,” said Bostwick.

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At top, Chad Nelson, owner of Mississippi Mud Pottery in Alton. Above, glass items by Faye Malench of Malench Glass. the ARTEAST Tour since its inception, both as an organizer and as a participant. Bostwick said the event manages to remain fresh and new to people even if they come every year because there is always new local art on display and new artists to get to know. “We’ve got folks who are nationally and internationally recognized, but there are also people who are just emerging. Maybe

Area businesses play a big role in the tour with many opening their doors and their wall space to photographs, paintings and other works of art. Some businesses, like Over the Edge Custom Framing in Edwardsville and Mississippi Mud Pottery in Alton, just happen to be owned by artists exhibiting in the tour. So, they play dual roles as both exhibit hosts while showing their own works as well.

Donna Patterson, owner of Over the Edge Custom Framing, has been taking part in ARTEAST for the past nine years. In previous years she showed her acrylic paintings but more recently she has been showing her work created from burning. “I do just what your mom told you not to do. I play with fire,” said Patterson. She discovered her passion for creating burning works of art as a result of her other passion - the outdoors. “I would live on the river if I could in a tent,” she said. “One day I just decided, ‘What if I start burning thing?’” Patterson explained that her work involves experimenting with mat board over a campfire and burning different shapes and images into it. Then she goes back over it adding delicate touches with acrylic paint or sometimes adding watercolor images on top. “The possibilities are endless with what you can do with it,” she said. Patterson will be exhibiting at Over the Edge Custom Framing with fellow artists Kathy Gomric, Barbara Merlotti, Samantha Smeltzer-Franklin, Pat Toenjes, Marcy Watts, Charlene Opsal and Patterson’s sister, Diane Patterson. “It’s a blast. You meet so many people and they come in because they’re really interested,” said Patterson. Chad Nelson and his wife, Felicia Breen, owners of Mississippi Mud Pottery, will also be playing host while showing their works during the tour. “It’s a great opportunity to showcase all of the artists in the Riverbend area,” said Nelson. Nelson and Breen will be sharing

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their space with Edwardsville-based glass artist Faye Malench of Malench Glass and photographer Frank Prager, who has previously exhibited with Mississippi Mud Pottery. Nelson said he was particularly excited to see Prager ’s newest work. Breen echoed her husband’s enthusiasm for getting the chance to meet and talk with people who stop in as a result of the tour. “I enjoy having a variety of different folks,” said Breen. “It’s a good opportunity for us to make some sales and new connections and meet the other artisans.” Bostwick said the tour is also a great way for new artists to get some experience showing their work in a professional setting. It is also an opportunity to teach the public through discussions with the artists and watching demonstrations of the artists at work. “It’s not just the exhibition of work, it’s the artist as a link between the work and the public. The maker in the midst,” said Bostwick. Downloadable tour maps with a complete listing of tour locations, artists and their artwork are available online at or www. They are also available from the Jacoby Arts Center in Alton. ARTEAST, a program of the Jacoby Arts Center, is sponsored in part through grants from the city of Edwardsville and the Monsanto Rural Community Arts Education Program administered by the Arts & Education Council.

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The Arts EAC to host new exhibits By KRISTA WILKINSON-MIDGLEY Of The Edge


here is something about the human face that goes straight to our very core. Babies are immediately drawn to faces because of this innate connection. Even as adults, few images are as provoking as that of the human face, whether beautiful or ugly, it draws us in for a closer look. Artist Ron Kovatch captures this “roadmap of human drama” in a series of mixed-media paintings that portray the human face in ways that are as beautiful as they are raw and disconcerting. You can view Kovatch’s new collection of work, entitled “Drinking Yesterday’s Water” in a new exhibit opening this weekend at the Edwardsville Arts Center gallery, located on the campus of Edwardsville High School. The opening reception will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 and the exhibit runs through Nov. 18. Dan Anderson, ceramics professor emeritus at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and past board member of the EAC, is curating the exhibit. Anderson said he had wanted to do a show with Kovatch for some time.

depicting different faces with an almost abstract quality about them. However, the expressions of Kovatch’s subjects remain as does the emotions behind those expressions. You can still tell these are portraits of real people, which makes the work all the more emotional. Anderson said some of Kovatch’s work may offend viewers with its intense subject matter involving “horrific malnutrition” or other scenes of human suffering, but he hopes everyone who sees it will come away with an appreciation for the way in which Kovatch has captured his subject. “I would hope that people would not just walk quickly by. They’re powerful drawings,” he said. Also opening the same weekend is “Harvest: A Ceramics Invitational” curated jointly by two more SIUE ceramics alumni, Charity DavisWoodard and Melody Ellis. The two described the line up for this show as their ceramics “dream team,” which is made up of 12 of their favorite ceramics artists. The St. Louis and Metro East region has a reputation for developing and nurturing ceramic artists thanks in part to the program at SIUE, as well as other institutions in the area. As a result, the area has become a hub for highly skilled and talented ceramic artists. The purpose of this show is to bring together as

The invited artists include Karl Borgeson of Whitewater, Wis.; Mary Louise Carter of Ruston, La.; Sam Chung of Tempe, Ariz.;

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Pictured are two works by Ron Kovatch and a double bowl from the Harvest exhibit. The two became friends in the early 1980s when Kovatch was one of Anderson’s graduate students in the ceramics program at SIUE. Over the years they formed a firm friendship that has lasted more than 30 years. “He’s like a brother. He helped build our house,” said Anderson. Anderson believes Kovatch’s work, while not always conventionally beautiful, has a haunting and thought-provoking quality that many people will appreciate. “Ron’s work is not happy work. You wouldn’t think he was a happy man by the look of it,” said Anderson. “I really respond to it.” The exhibit includes more than 100 paintings of varying sizes


many of those artists as possible and show their work in one place. “It was an opportunity to bring together some people not previously seen,” said Ellis. Davis-Woodard and Ellis said they were both excited and challenged by having the opportunity to curate the exhibit. Ellis said they decided to limit the exhibit to just pots as it would have been far too difficult to narrow the list of artists down to just 12. Davis-Woodard said that pottery speaks in many different voices, which makes it an ideal medium to showcase so many different artists. “Pots can tell stories. They serve things, trigger memories from the past and just inspire awe,” she said.

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Susan Dewsnap of Lincoln, Neb.; Rick Hensley of Floyd, Va.; Jan McKeachie-Johnston of River Falls, Wis.; Kirk Lyttle of St. Paul, Minn.; Liz Quackenbush of State College, Penn.; Elizabeth Robinson of Rangely, Co.; Emily Schroeder of Chicago, Ill.; Shoko Teruyama of Marshall, N.C. and Sandra Trujillo of Milledgeville, Ga. Davis-Woodard said she was particularly excited to see the work of Shoko Teruyama. “Her pieces are very elaborately decorated. She is sort of a storyteller,” she said. “They are sort of whimsical and are sometimes a little sinister.” Ellis listed Liz Quackenbush among the artists whose work she is most looking forward.

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“I have not encountered her work in person that often. It is labor intensive and really elaborate. It’s just very lavish,” said Ellis. The center will also feature a special ARTEAST exhibit for one weekend only during Oct. 14 and 15. The student gallery will show the work of Edwardsville High School advanced placement art students.

The Edwardsville Arts Center Gallery is located on the campus of Edwardsville High School, 6165 Center Grove Rd. in Edwardsville. Opening hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or a list of upcoming exhibits, call 655-0337 or visit www.artforedwardsville. com.

The Arts Artistic adventures Lopez to appear at Peabody George Lopez is a multitalented entertainer whose career encompasses stand-up comedy, television, film and late night talk show host. George Lopez is one of the top five highest grossing comedians in the world and his groundbreaking sitcom George Lopez remains a hit in syndication on Nick at Nite. His 2009 comedy special “George Lopez: Tall, Dark and Chicano” was the highest rated stand-up special on HBO in five years. Maintaining an extremely active schedule as a s t a n d - u p c o m e d i a n , G e o rg e ’ s shows sell-out coast to coast and continuously break attendance records at major theatres and arenas. Lopez will appear at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis at 8 p.m. on Nov. 5. Tickets are $49.50 to $59.50 and are on sale at the Scottrade Center box office and Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone 800/745-3000 and online at www.

artists participating. Pre-registration is requested by sending an email message to or by calling Jacoby at 618.462.5222. Anyone ages 16 and up who wants to share their words of art are invited to present. Songwriters are welcome to try out a new song, fiction writers can share their poetry and short stories, playwrights and actors can try out new lines and skits, comedians can share their new material with the audience. No politicking or pornographic material is allowed; artists are also asked to exercise discretion in use of profanity. Located at 627 East Broadway in Alton, Illinois, the Jacoby Arts Center is open on Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays from 12 noon to 4 p.m., closed on

Mondays. For more information, visit the Center’s website at www. or call 618-4625222. The Jacoby Arts Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster the artistic development and economic success of artists, and to expand accessibility to the arts through programs that promote education, participation and exploration. Engaging Imaginations, Enriching Lives!

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performances have made him the top grossing live comedian in North America for three consecutive years as well as the last two worldwide. Now his ever-growing legion of devoted fans that flock to his shows year after year will meet the newest additions to his suitcase posse. Achmed the Dead Terrorist has to now contend with his rebellious offspring, Achmed Junior, aka A.J. Meanwhile, Peanut has decided that he’s tired of being Jeff’s sidekick and has taken up ventriloquism with his own character: Little Jeff.  More hilarity than ever ensues as the never-before-seen characters unleash their own havoc on stage. 

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The Arts Artistic adventure Museum to feature van der Werve’s work The Saint Louis Art Museum presents Guido van der Werve’s 2 0 0 9 f i l m , N u m b e r Tw e l v e : Va r i a t i o n s o n a T h e m e , a s i t s l a t e s t N e w M e d i a S e r i e s installation. Van der Werve’s 40minute film weaves the unlikely fields of chess, astronomy, and music theory into a seamless philosophical meditation on possibility, mathematics, and the infinite.  Divided into three movements filmed in distinct locations, Number Twelve begins with the artist pondering how to calculate the number of chess games it is possible to play. In the first movement, “the king’s gambit accepted,” van der Werve plays a chess game against opponent Grandmaster Leonid Yudasin at New York City’s famed Marshall Chess Club.  Van der Werve and Yudasin play on a one-of-a-kind instrument built by the artist. The instrument combines the layout of a chessboard with the mechanics of a piano; each of the 64 squares on the board represents a musical note, and as the game progresses and pieces are moved, different notes are struck. This chess game opens with the King’s Gambit, a strategy popular in the 19th century, but rarely used today. While they play, an accompanying string ensemble performs an original score composed by the artist.  I n t h e s e c o n d a n d t h i r d movements, “the number of stars in the sky” and “and why a piano can’t be tuned or waiting for an earthquake,” van der Werve considers two new challenges: how to count all the stars in existence and how to tune a piano. The chess game continues from the first movement, indicated only by notations at the bottom of the screen. Throughout the second and third movements, van der Werve can be seen traversing the vast and arresting landscapes of Mount St. Helens in Washington and the San Andreas Fault in California, a nod to the 19th-century Romantic concept of the natural sublime. The chess game concludes in a stalemate, and thus never truly ends. Van der Werve offers such a conclusion to underscore the idea of infinity and the expansiveness of the natural world. Born in Papendrecht, the Netherlands, in 1977, van der We r v e re c e i v e d h i s B A f ro m the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, in 2003. Shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize 2010 from the Victor Pinchuk F o u n d a t i o n , v a n d e r We r v e was also awarded the 2010 Prix International d’Art Contemporain, La Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco and has been featured in international solo and group exhibitions, most recently at the 54th Venice Bienniale (2011) where Number Twelve was screened. His work is included in various international collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Netherlands Institute for Media Art, Amsterdam, and the Civic Gallery of Modern and C o n t e m p o r a r y A r t , Tu r i n . H e lives in Finland and is currently in residence at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin through spring 2012. In addition to being


a composer, van der Werve is a trained classical pianist and accomplished chess player. C u r a t e d b y Tr i c i a Y. P a i k , assistant curator of modern and contemporary art, Guido van der Werve: Number Twelve will be on view in Gallery 301 from September 9, 2011 through January 8, 2012.

Peter Max returning to Clayton Clayton’s newest addition to the gallery scene, Ober Anderson G a l l e r y, a n n o u n c e s a s p e c i a l appearance by contemporary art icon Peter Max to inaugurate its opening season. Previews for the exhibit, “Colors of a Better World,” begin Oct. 15 and continue through the opening

weekend, Oct. 22 and 23. Receptions to meet the artist are 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 22 and 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Ober Anderson Gallery, 14 North Meramec. Valet parking is available for the receptions. The exhibit and all artist appearances are free and open to the public, but RSVP’s are requested at 866-398-8390 or 314727-1345. The return to Clayton is quite meaningful to Max, whose first St. Louis exhibition was held more than ten years ago. Those who connected with him then or added his works to their private collections can view and obtain his latest work or look for a classic they may have previously let pass. With paintings on exhibition in hundreds of museums and galleries worldwide, Peter Max and his vibrant colors and unmistakable, whimsical style have become part of

the fabric of contemporary culture. Max has been successively called a Pop Icon, Neo Fauvist, Abstract Expressionist and the United State’s “Painter Laureate.” The artist has had the distinct honor of painting the last seven Presidents of the United States and the world’s best loved celebrities, among them the young sensation Taylor Swift and legend in his own right, Steven Tyler. The exhibit at Ober Anderson Gallery features a painted St. Louis Rams helmet and St. Louis Cardinals batting helmet. Recently he had the honor of creating the design of the “T” Logo for the New York Times Sunday Magazine Section and has created hundreds of magazine covers including Time, Newsweek, and People Magazine. The Ober Anderson Gallery opened this summer and is

the latest gallery to hit the flourishing arts community. The gallery showcases working artists with decades of combined talents and varied mediums. Perfectly located in the heart of Clayton MO, in a space reminiscent of favorite SOHO spots, the gallery promises to be ideal for both the seasoned collector and those just beginning the adventure. Throughout the year, the gallery will also hold special shows bringing in worldrenowned artists, such as the iconic Peter Max. Contact the Ober Anderson Gallery at 314-727-1345 or info@  to be included on the mailing list for upcoming shows and exhibits or for information on holding a private reception in the gallery space. Visit for more information.

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The Arts Arts calendar Thursday, Oct. 13 God of Carnage, 8 p.m., The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, St. Louis Best of Missouri Painters exhibition, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ARTEAST: Small Works, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Exhibit runs through Nov. 6 David Noonan and Emily Wardill: Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck, Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Open late until 8 p.m. T h u r s d a y, C o n t e m p o r a r y A r t Museum, St. Louis. Exhibits run through Dec. 30 Monet’s Water Lilies, Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, St. Louis. Runs through Jan. 22.

Friday, Oct. 14 God of Carnage, 8 p.m., The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, St. Louis Drawings by Ron Kovatch and Harvest: A Ceramics Invitational, E d w a r d s v i l l e A r t s C e n t e r, Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Exhibit runs through Nov. 18. Best of Missouri Painters exhibition, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ARTEAST: Small Works, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Exhibit runs through Nov. 6 LIVE at Jacoby: Blue Skies and Crazy Chester, doors open at 6:30 p.m., Admission $10, Cash Bar, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton David Noonan and Emily Wardill: Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck, Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Open late until 8 p.m. T h u r s d a y, C o n t e m p o r a r y A r t Museum, St. Louis. Exhibits run through Dec. 30 Monet’s Water Lilies, Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, St. Louis. Runs through Jan. 22.

Saturday, Oct. 15 God of Carnage, 5 p.m., The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, St. Louis ArtEAST, various locations in Alton, Edwardsville, Collinsville, Glen Carbon and Highland, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drawings by Ron Kovatch and Harvest: A Ceramics Invitational, E d w a r d s v i l l e A r t s C e n t e r, Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Exhibit runs through Nov. 18. Best of Missouri Painters exhibition, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ARTEAST: Small Works, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Exhibit runs through Nov. 6 David Noonan and Emily Wardill: Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck, Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Open late until 8 p.m. T h u r s d a y, C o n t e m p o r a r y A r t Museum, St. Louis. Exhibits run through Dec. 30 Monet’s Water Lilies, Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, St. Louis. Runs through Jan. 22. Reflections of the Buddha, We d n e s d a y, n o o n t o 5 p . m . ,

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Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis. Exhibit runs through March 12.

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Sunday, Oct. 16 God of Carnage, 2 p.m./7 p.m., T h e R e p e r t o r y T h e a t re o f S t . Louis, St. Louis ArtEAST, various locations in Alton, Edwardsville, Collinsville, Glen Carbon and Highland, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Best of Missouri Painters exhibition, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ARTEAST: Small Works, Jacoby A r t s C e n t e r, A l t o n , Tu e s d a y to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Exhibit runs through Nov. 6 David Noonan and Emily Wardill: Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck, Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Open l a t e u n t i l 8 p . m . T h u r s d a y, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis. Exhibits run through Dec. 30 Monet’s Water Lilies, Tuesday t h ro u g h S u n d a y 1 0 a . m . t o 5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, St. Louis. Runs through Jan. 22.

Wednesday, Oct. 19 God of Carnage, 1:30 p.m./8 p.m, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, St. Louis Drawings by Ron Kovatch and Harvest: A Ceramics Invitational, E d w a r d s v i l l e A r t s C e n t e r, Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Exhibit runs through Nov. 18. Best of Missouri Painters exhibition, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ARTEAST: Small Works, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, Tuesday to

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Thursday, Oct. 20 God of Carnage, 8 p.m., The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, St. Louis “Drawings by Ron Kovatch” and “Harvest: A Ceramics Invitational”, E d w a r d s v i l l e A r t s C e n t e r, Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Exhibit runs through Nov. 18. Best of Missouri Painters exhibition, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ARTEAST: Small Works, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Exhibit runs through Nov. 6

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Friday, Oct. 21 God of Carnage, 8 p.m., The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, St. Louis Drawings by Ron Kovatch and Harvest: A Ceramics Invitational, E d w a r d s v i l l e A r t s C e n t e r, Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Exhibit runs through Nov. 18. Best of Missouri Painters exhibition, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ARTEAST: Small Works, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, n o o n t o 4 p . m . E x h i b i t ru n s through Nov. 6 David Noonan and Emily Wardill: Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck, Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Open late until 8 p.m. Thursday, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis. Exhibits run through Dec. 30



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Religion Incorporating blocks of faith I suppose it is the fact that I now have great grandchildren that I am beginning to blow bubbles, bat about balloons, build with blocks, and color pictures again. I really am not experiencing a second childhood, but enjoying being able to interact with these little people with such interesting ideas and questions. My grandchildren are all grown now but in the closet in my basement are lots and lots of games that were theirs when they were little ones. I also have a big box of Lego blocks and another of something called ‘construct’ blocks. The other day when I was moving things about I came upon these boxes of blocks and began to think of the days we sat on the floor and built ‘stuff’. There are also the plain blocks that came in a little wagon and were fun to build into towers until they finally got out of balance and came crashing down. The thought of constructing something that was stable and lasted for at least the afternoon kept flickering about in my mind. I found myself thinking not about ‘blocks’ that children play with but about the talent of engineers who design skyscrapers and the skill it must take on the part of the designer and also the builders. Construction workers are now in the process of building a new b r i d g e a c ro s s t h e M i s s i s s i p p i and I can’t help but wonder how someone designs such a project so it is stable, safe, and will be there for years to come. We know that when we build with toy blocks, inevitably they will fall, but we put our trust in the people who design and build homes, skyscrapers, bridges, and o t h e r t h i n g s s u c h a s o u r automobiles and planes. As I pondered these projects, somehow I came back to the simple task of building a tower with those plain little square blocks and how we worked hard to keep it from toppling over. The one common denominator for a ‘builder ’ is that what is being built is ‘strong, safe, and lasts’. We place ‘trust’ in those who are the designers and builders. By now you must know that

Doris Gvillo my mind jumps about a bit and suddenly I find myself thinking t h a t t h e re a re o t h e r t y p e s o f building that we do. We might refer to them as the building blocks of life. In my mind, I view God as not only the designer but also the one who made all that ‘is’. And I view our journey through life as the chance to ‘build’. I’m not speaking of building a house either of blocks or as a home. But rather, we are to build a ‘life’ that is strong because we are relying on God, the master builder, to guide us. We hope as we mature that we grow not only physically but also mentally and spiritually. Each choice we find ourselves making is like placing another ‘block’ in the life we are building. If sometimes our ‘blocks’ collapse and the endeavor we were following fails, could it be that we have failed in using the proper foundation? I’m not good at judging people’s views and actions…only my own and I can sometimes be quite harsh on my choices. I know that through the years I have not always got ‘what I want’ but what I did receive ultimately became something ‘good’. It was just that at the time I viewed the result as either a big failure or a disappointment…my blocks had crumbled. As the years have rolled by I believe I have learned that for me I need to work a bit harder on incorporating those blocks of faith that draw me closer to my God. How do we do that? I can’t speak for others but for me, this includes attending church, going to Bible study groups, reading my devotional materials and scripture each day and, of course, taking time to talk with God in prayer. Prayer is a very strong building block because it connects us to the giver of life and creator of all. I don’t mind when the blocks I’m building with my tiny great grandchildren tumble over because we just laugh and do it again and again. I hope that the building blocks in my life are strong. I want


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Veteran Italian musician Zucchero Fornaciari (real name Adelmo Fornaciari) has been a superstar in Italy for more than 25 years. Zucchero has been on a worldwide tour in support of his critically-acclaimed 2010 album, “Chocabeck.” Taking a very short detour from his European tour with many sold out shows, Zucchero will be stopping in at a handful of select U.S. locations during two weeks of shows in October before continuing his European tour. One of those stops will be Oct. 20 when Zucchero takes the stage in the Meridian Ballroom in the Morris University Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as part of the SIUE Arts & Issues season performances. Blending gospel, blues, rock and ballads in his music, Zucchero has sold 40 million albums worldwide during a career that now spans four decades. Zucchero’s international reputation as a spirited musician has garnered huge audiences across the globe, and led to pairings with famous artists such as Luciano Pavarotti,

Sting, Miles Davis, Bono, B.B. King, and Ray Charles. He also played with American Idol’s famous Randy Jackson in his early years and he has received two World Music Awards, six IFPI Europe Platinum Awards and a Grammy Award nomination. Iconic American soul musician Ray Charles called him “probably one of the best blues musicians I’ve ever worked with.” Zucchero, which is Italian for “sugar” and a nickname given to him by one of his school teachers, recorded his first album in 1983, but it was his 1987 release, “Blue’s,” that made him a household name all across Europe. His “Blue’s” album featured collaborations with Corrado Rustici, David Sancious and the late Clarence Clemons. The album sold over 1.3 million copies in Italy which was the highest commercial breakthrough ever reached by a rock music album in Italy. Two years later Zucchero broke his own record set with “Blue's” after his fifth album, “Oro Incenso e Birra” sold over 1.7 million copies in Italy alone. This album featured the “Blue’s” musicians as well as a collaboration

with Eric Clapton, who provides a unique guitar solo on ‘Wonderful World.” In 1990 “Oro Incenso e Birra” was released in England and Zucchero and Clapton began a double-bill European tour. The 1990 release of “Zucchero Sings his Hits in English,” featured songs from both the "Blue’s" and “Oro Incenso e Birra” albums that were translated to English. "Senza una donna” (“Without a Woman”), a duet with singer Paul Young, is Zucchero’s best known hit and is on this album. The duet reached the top 10 in European charts. The following 20 years include numerous albums, tours, collaborations, awards and firsts such as in 1990 when Zucchero became the first rock artist to perform at the Kremlin in Moscow. Other interesting highlights from his career include an invitation in 1991 by Brian May for Zucchero to join him and the other members of Queen to perform at Wembley Stadium in London at the ‘Freddie Mercury Tribute’ where he performed “Las Palabras de Amor” as well as a 1998 performance of “Va

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Hoosier Daddy’s, 2 p.m./ Radio Star, 7 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, Alton. No cover charge. Community Women Against Hardship Charity Benefit featuring JaZz in P!nk, The Sheldon, St. Louis, 5 p.m.

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Friday, Oct. 14 Sable, 8 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, Alton. No cover charge. Sibelius 1, 8 p.m., Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis James Hinson/Linda Perry Faculty Recital, 7:30 p.m., Abbott Auditorium, SIUE, Edwardsville

Saturday, Oct. 15 Footloose Karaoke, The Winery at Shale Lake, Williamson, 7 p.m. Authority Zero w/Trenchtown, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors open at 7 p.m. Sable, 3 p.m./ Radio Star, 8 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, Alton. No cover charge. Sibelius 1, 8 p.m., Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis Brett Dennen with Blind Pilot, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7 p.m. / Show 8 p.m.

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Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue w/Rubblebucket, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors open at 7 p.m. Matt Nathanson with ScarsOn45, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7 p.m. / Show 8 p.m. SIUE Wind Symphony and Concert Band, 7:30 p.m., Dunham Hall Theater, SIUE, Edwardsville

Wednesday, Oct. 19 Open Mic Night, Stagger Inn, 9:30 p.m., 21+ Project/Object featuring Ike Willis & Ray White, Old Rock House, St. Louis, Doors 7 p.m. Jay N Waylon, 6 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, Alton. No cover charge. Los Angeles Guitar Quartet The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote: Words and Music from the Time of Cervantes, The Sheldon, St. Louis, 8 p.m. Jazz Band, 8 p.m., Dunham Hall Theater, SIUE, Edwardsville

Thursday, Oct. 20 Ultraviolets, 7 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, Alton. No cover


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Saturday, Oct. 22 Butch Moore, The Winery at Shale Lake, Williamson, 6 p.m. Hoosier Daddy’s, 3 p.m./ Fantasy, 8 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, Alton. No cover charge. “We’re Still Here” A Musical Revue – Wildey Benefit, 3 p.m./ “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”, 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville Here Come the Mummies with TBA, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7 p.m. / Show 8 p.m. Enigma Variations, 8 p.m., Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis

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QuickGlance Movie Reviews “Straw Dogs”

The setting has been moved from the British countryside to the swamps of Mississippi, and the lead actors got better looking, but Rod Lurie’s film is essentially identical to the 1971 Sam Peckinpah thriller he’s remaking. Names, graphic details, bits of dialogue, even a parallel editing structure that unfolds during a pivotal moment — they’re all here. And the themes and messages that were problematic in the original exist here as well. It’s a movie that purports itself to be an indictment of violence, a critical exploration of the depraved depths to which man can sink when pushed. Yet Lurie (“The Contender,” “Nothing But the Truth”), as writer and director, depicts this brutality in vivid, glorious detail, to the point of almost fetishizing it. Similarly, James Marsden’s character — a mildmannered, Harvard-educated screenwriter — only truly gains the respect of his disdainful attackers, and only finds his own sense of self-worth, once he unleashes the primal fury he never knew he had inside of him in order to protect his wife and their home. Marsden and Kate Bosworth co-star as a husband and wife who return to her family’s farm after her father’s death. Alexander Skarsgard, as her lustful ex-boyfriend, leads the pack of surly locals who make their lives increasingly difficult. RATED: R for strong, brutal violence including a sexual attack, menace, some sexual content and pervasive language. RUNNING TIME: 109 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two stars out of four.


You don’t have to know about VORP to enjoy the story of how a bunch of stat geeks changed the way baseball teams assess and acquire players. Sure, it helps if you’re a fan of the sport and if you’ve read Michael Lewis’ breezy and engaging best-seller “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.” Sabermetrics — the process of applying statistical formulas, rather than on-field appearance and general makeup, to determine a player ’s worth — wouldn’t seem like an inherently cinematic topic. But Lewis made lesser-known guys like Scott Hatteberg and Chad Bradford leap off the page. And the cajoling patter from Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s general manager who pioneered this experimental philosophy, would seem tailor-made for screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who co-wrote the script along with fellow veteran scribe Steven Zaillian. Still, what’s most pleasing about Bennett Miller’s film doesn’t really have to do with baseball. As Beane, Brad Pitt is at his charismatic best — a little weary, a little weathered, but that complexity only makes him more appealing. Jonah Hill is at his best here, too, as Beane’s sidekick: the perfect foil for such a force of nature. He and Pitt bounce off each other beautifully. But what’s wrong here has nothing to do with baseball, either. “Moneyball” never feels like it’s building toward anything, even if you know how the A’s 2002 season unfolded. RATED: PG-13 for some strong language. RUNNING TIME: 126 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.


It could have been agonizingly mawkish: The story of a young man with everything ahead of him who learns he has a rare form of spinal cancer, one that he only has a 50 percent chance of surviving. Instead, “50/50” is consistently, uproariously funny, written with humanity and insight and directed with just the right tone every time. Comedy writer Will Reiser crafted the script based on his own cancer diagnosis when he was in his early 20s. His words are filled with dark humor and a wry recognition of the gravity of this situation, but also with real tenderness. And director Jonathan Levine pulls us into this intimate world through an abiding naturalism. He’s made a film about cancer that’s effortlessly affecting. It helps that he has Joseph Gordon-Levitt, an actor

What's at the Wildey Thursday, Oct. 13: “The Invisible Man” 6:30 p.m., “Frankenstein,” 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14: Dailey & Vincent, 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15: “Carrie,” 6:30 & 9:30 pm Sunday, Oct. 16: “Frankenstein” 3 p.m., “The Invisible Man,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20: A Beer Tasting & A Movie – “Major League,” 6:30 p.m. tasting, movies starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21: “We’re Still Here” A Musical Revue – Wildey Benefit, 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22: “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23: “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” 3 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27: A Wine Tasting & A Movie – “Annie Hall,” 6:30 p.m. tasting, movies starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28: “Bats in the Clock Tower,” 7 p.m./ “Psycho” 9 p.m. & Late Night Wildey, 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29: “A Severed Foot in the Door”, 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30: “To Kill A Mockingbird,” 1 and 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3: Beatlemania, 8 p.m., tentative Friday, Nov. 4: Beatlemania, 8 p.m., tentative Saturday, Nov. 5: Wildey Drama Workshop, Marquee Room, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5: Beatlemania, 8 p.m., tentative Sunday, Nov. 6: Sidney Poitier Double Feature: “Lilies of the Field” 3 p.m., “In the Heat of the Night”, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8: Wildey Drama Class Open House, 6:30p. m. Thursday, Nov. 10: The St. Louis Ragtimers, a Coffee Concert, 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10: “Have U Heard” A Pat Metheny Tribute with Ralph Butler, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11: St. Louis Film Festival The Wildey Theatre is located at 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville, IL, 62025. To assure disabled patrons of seating availability, all Handicapped Seating purchases must be made by phone with the Parks & Recreation Department of the City of Edwardsville at (618) 692-7538. For ticket information, visit of great range and subtlety, in the starring role as Adam. He goes through all the requisite stages of denial, frustration, fear and eventually acceptance, but he does so with such believable imperfection, he never feels like a saint or a martyr. But Adam has an ideal balance in his lifelong best friend and co-worker, played by Seth Rogen in the kind of garrulous and lovably crass role Rogen has built a career on. But Gordon-Levitt’s most moving scenes are with the delightful Anna Kendrick as Adam’s young, eager-beaver therapist. RATED: R for language throughout, sexual content and some drug use. RUNNING TIME: 100 minutes. Associated Press Ranking: Four stars out of four.

“Sarah Palin: You Betcha!”

Director Nick Broomfield’s documentary doesn’t tell you anything you didn’t already know about the former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate, and it won’t change any minds. If you walked in thinking she was a bumbling, inept idiot who’s more concerned with surface than substance, you will walk out thinking the same thing. Similarly, if you’re a fan of Palin and believe she’s a straight-

talking breath of fresh air, a woman of the people with vision for the country, then you will continue to believe that. Actually, there’s such jokey condescension in Broomfield’s approach, his film will undoubtedly fortify her supporters who feel she’s been unfairly targeted. In his typical style, Broomfield (“Kurt & Courtney,” “Biggie and Tupac”) inserts himself in the action, traveling to Wasilla, Alaska, where Palin once served as mayor, and spending months on a “quest for the real Sarah Palin.” Trekking through the ice and snow in a furry hat with ear flaps and a red-and-black-checkered flannel jacket, he’s like Elmer Fudd on the hunt, wielding his microphone as his weapon. His dry, monotone British accent and the absurdity of his fish-outof-water presence are good for consistent laughs, and he does come up with some lively interviews with the insular locals. But rather than enlightening us, Broomfield and co-director Joan Churchill trot out old material and end up with a portrait of a petty 12-year-old girl in an ambitious politician’s body. RATED: Unrated, yet not necessarily objectionable for children. RUNNING TIME: 91 minutes. Associated Press Ranking: Two stars out of four.

“Take Shelter”

The first thing you notice are the skies. They can be vast and blue or ominous and gray; they send sheets of rain that shatter the sun’s rays, with thick drops that glisten with the yellowy sheen of motor oil. Either way, they seem sprawling, powerful, inescapable, and they clearly portend an encroaching danger in “Take Shelter.” But the question is, is this an external threat? Or does it originate from within? Writer-director Jeff Nichols keeps us guessing until the very end — and even the ending is open for interpretation. His film is both daring thematically and striking aesthetically, even as it pierces at the heart of the most relatable, everyday anxieties we all experience. He achieves such a seamless balance and such a gripping, tense tone, it’s hard to believe this is only his second feature film. At the center of this increasingly frightening scenario is the tremendous Michael Shannon as Curtis LaForche, an ordinary man whose subconscious produces extraordinarily disturbing visions. Curtis works as a crew chief for a sand-mining company and lives in a modest house in small-town Ohio with his wife, Samantha (Jessica Chastain), and their 6-year-old daughter, Hannah (Tova Stewart), who’s deaf but is awaiting corrective surgery. He is stoic, hardworking, devoted. But then the nightmares begin. RATED: R for some language. RUNNING TIME: 120 minutes. Associated Press Ranking: Three and a half stars out of four.

“What’s Your Number?”

Hollywood’s new age of realistically raunchy, femaledriven romantic comedies takes a step backward with this dollop of forgettable fluff that’s as dull and predictable as they come. Director Mark Mylod wades through a similar R-rated sensibility as “Bridesmaids” and “Bad Teacher” but delivers the usual vanilla of most PG-13 romances. As she usually does, Anna Faris comes through with a spirit and quirkiness far more engaging than the material merits, creating a character you’d like to embrace if only she weren’t forced to behave so stupidly and shallowly. But it’s difficult to get caught up in what essentially is a one-note, feature-length gag about a woman’s sudden fixation that she’s slept around too much, sending her on a quest to reconnect with former lovers, figuring one must have been her perfect mate. RATED: R for sexual content and language. RUNNING TIME: 106 minutes. Associated Press Ranking: One and a half stars out of four.

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Movies "What's Your Number?" doesn't add up By DAVID GERMAINI Associated Press Hollywood’s new age of realistically raunchy, femaledriven romantic comedies takes a step backward with “What’s Your Number?”, a dollop of forgettable fluff that’s as dull and predictable as they come. If Kristen Wiig’s “Bridesmaids” was a 10 and Cameron Diaz’s “Bad Teacher” was a 6, then “What’s Your Number?” rates a 2 or 3, straining through a similar R-rated sensibility but delivering the usual vanilla of most PG-13 romances. As she usually does, Anna Faris comes through with a spirit and quirkiness far more engaging than the material merits, creating a character you’d like to embrace if only she wasn’t forced to behave so stupidly and shallowly. But it’s difficult to get caught up in what essentially is a one-note, feature-length gag about a woman’s sudden fixation that she’s slept around too much and that one of those former partners must have been her perfect mate. Particularly when the filmmakers had the misfortune of starting their story with Faris stealthily preening so she’ll look like a cover girl for her current partner when he wakes beside her. It might have looked like an original moment from director Mark Mylod, a veteran of British TV as well as HBO’s “Entourage,” and screenwriters Gabrielle Allan and Jennifer Crittenden, if it weren’t a bad echo of an identical — and much more clever and genuine — sequence in “Bridesmaids.” Based on Karyn Bosnak’s novel “20 Times a Lady,” “What’s Your Number?” has Faris’ Ally Darling in similar straits as Wiig in “Bridesmaids” — newly fired and fumbling romantically while everyone else seems to cruise effortlessly into love and marriage. Ally freaks after reading an article stating that most women average 10.5 sexual partners in their lives and that those who sleep with 20 or more men are prone to insecurities and low self-esteem that make them unlikely to land a husband. She tallies up her number and realizes with horror that she’s just hit that terrible milestone,

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In this image released by 20th Century Fox, from left, Ari Graynor, Anna Faris, and Kate Simses are shown in a scene from “What’s Your Number?” so Ally vows to go without sex while she reconnects with past lovers, figuring she threw back at least one fish she should have kept on the line. It’s as episodic as it sounds as Ally and her ally — hunky neighbor Colin (Chris Evans), who conveniently has a snoop’s background, growing up in a family of cops — track down the men in her life one by one. The exchanges between Ally and

her lovers are quick and mostly humdrum, despite a nice range of cameo appearances by such actors as Anthony Mackie, Zachary Quinto, Martin Freeman, Joel McHale, Chris Pratt and Andy Samberg. Faris’ ditzy earnestness salvages some chuckles from a few of these interactions, particularly when she lapses into a series of deteriorating accents trying to impress an old

British beau. Ari Graynor manages an easy rapport with Faris as Ally’s perfect, soon-to-be-married sister. But Blythe Danner is stuck in phony overbearing mode as their mother, while Ed Begley Jr. pops up as a lame afterthought as their dad. Bad as the movie is, it’s a nice showcase for Evans to display his comic charms (and rippling abs as

a guy who goes shirtless an awful lot) after establishing his superhero cred in the title role of the summer hit “Captain America: The First Avenger.” From the instant Evans’ Colin appears on screen, though, it’s insipidly obvious who Ally’s Mr. Right is, and the movie doesn’t add up enough fun moments to make getting there an interesting trip.

Rogen nails tough role in "50/50" By ROBERT GRUBAUGH For The Edge I am a big fan of comic actors stepping out of the “Chuckle Zone” and doing a dramatic role every once in a while. I think Robin Williams is great in "Good Will Hunting." I think Adam Sandler ’s best performance to date is his one in "Punch-Drunk Love". And now Seth Rogen has created his role in the new film "50/50" that presents the horrors of coping with cancer, coupled with his unique brand of comedy. It’s a giant leap from the same mess he tried to do in 2009 with "Funny People," which also co-starred Sandler, if you’ll recall. You won’t recall, though. Nobody saw that one. Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is only 27 years-old when he’s diagnosed with a disorder called schwanoma neurofibrosarcoma essentially a rare form of cancer in this spinal cord - and one I’ve almost surely misspelled. He’d simply been having night sweats and a dull ache in his back when he’d first sought out a doctor. He never expected to get such a bleak diagnosis at such


a young age. Remarkably calm for having gotten this news, Adam may be to the point where we think he’s in shock. Gordon-Levitt is a very talented actor and he performs this piece exquisitely. Adam’s carpool buddy, Kyle (Rogen), is a slacker who likes to party and may not be the type of person Adam would hang out with if he was less shy or owned his own car. Kyle is the one who first puts Adam’s 50/50 odds of beating the disease in perspective with his own panicked buffoonery. There is a lot of sadness in this movie, particularly as we watch Adam go through the chemotherapy process, losing his hair, and being unable to get off the couch. It never feels false. Philip Baker Hall (as Alan, Stage III Lymphoma) and Matt Frewer (as Mitch, metastasized prostate cancer) are charming as two other chemo patients on the same treatment schedule as Adam who go about showing him the ropes. Anjelica Huston hovers nervously as his nearly-overwhelmed mother. Everything about this hardship is captured so well by screenwriter Will Reiser because it is a true story about

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the illness he fought as a young man himself. Kyle’s character is based off of Rogen in real life, a co-worker of Reiser’s at the time, and now a longtime friend. Because of his introverted way of dealing with things, Adam is coaxed into therapy by his doctors and winds up spending some time each week with Katharine (Anna Kendrick), a very young psychiatrist-in-training. He doubts that her methods will help him deal with something so physical when all she does is tease his mind with coping mechanisms and relaxation tips. She does prove useful, though, when his live-in girlfriend (Bryce Dallas Howard) steps out on him and his tumor. Try as they might to keep it professional, Adam and Katharine clearly care for each other more than doctor and patient should. There is only a small romantic slant to this show. The real treat, an evening of the movie’s grief, is seeing Rogen act in a caring and supportive manner while still finding time to take Adam clubbing (where we learn sickness can get you a girl’s phone number),

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get him hooked on his own medical marijuana, and show what it really means to be a friend. It’s an easy thing to do when times are great, but your best friends are the ones who will stick by you when the worst day of your life becomes the worst year of your life. Cancer sucks, but this movie gives us a good idea of

how to fight back against it using the proper mindset. Be strong, laugh, and depend on your true loved ones to get your through it. ••• "50/50" runs 109 minutes and is rated R for language throughout, sexual content, and some drug use. I give this film three and a half stars out of four.


In touch with nature Pere Marquette State Park offers fall programs

By ERIK HAND Of The Edge


ith cold winter months creeping up just around the corner, the time has never been better to gather the kids, drive along the Great River Road to Pere Marquette State Park and enjoy the beautiful fall weather. Throughout the weekends in October, the park has scheduled a wide variety of events to entertain and educate guests of any age at no cost to them. “All of our events at the park are free,” said park employee, Janelle Volger. Pere Marquette State Park spans 8,000 acres of bluffs, creeks and wild terrain, all along the confluence site of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers and you and your family are invited to come and enjoy the beauty that fall brings to the park. Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, guests are invited to come to the visitors center where there will be nature movies playing that

display the local wildlife that the park and surrounding area has to offer. Then starting at 8 p.m., on Oct. 14 and 21, your family can take part in a short lecture on owls before taking to the woods where visitors will be guided on a two-mile hike through the park to listen for the unique call of the nocturnal bird. After the hike guests can relax around a fire as the kids roast hot dogs and marshmallows provided by the park. “The owl program is usually our most popular event,” said Volger. “We’ve always had really good attendance for it.” Then, if a two-mile hike seems more like a walk in the park for you or if you would rather just hike by the light of day, join in on the park’s six-mile hike beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. Here, guests will be able to explore some of the park’s most interesting trails that will take guests past creeks, trees that date back more than 100 years and two scenic overlooks. Visitors taking part in the six-mile hike are encouraged to wear good, sturdy hiking shoes and are welcome to bring snacks, cameras and

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Above, cyclists ride a trail at Pere Marquette State Park. Below, youngsters take part in some of the educational activities offered. binoculars. On Saturday, Oct. 22, the park will be celebrating the success of the Lewis and Clark expedition as staff from the nearby Lewis and Clark State Historic Site join the park’s staff to discuss the important role that Illinois played in the success of the expedition. The staff will be dressed in period attire and will hold a discussion from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Following the discussion will be activities for the younger explorers from 11 a.m. to noon. Later in the afternoon, guests will be guided on a two-mile nature hike

that will allow them to explore the park’s beauty under the colorful effects of fall. Those wishing to participate are asked to meet at the visitor center at 1:30 p.m. with a camera and a good pair of hiking shoes. However, guests don’t have to take a hike to enjoy the fall foliage. That’s why, at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, guests can take a drive through the park and surrounding area to enjoy all the wonders that autumn has to offer. Visitors will meet at the visitor center at 10 a.m. A lottery will be held to decide

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who will ride in the van; those not riding in the van will be able to follow in their own vehicles. The group will stop for lunch along the way at Barefoot Restaurant in in Hardin. Guests will need to pay for their own lunch and return back to the visitor center at approximately 2 p.m. “They will be driving through the park and surrounding area,” Volger said. “It’s a very pretty drive.” For more information on the park and upcoming events visit www. or call the Visitor Center at 618-786-3323.

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Dining Delights

Gallagher's Family-style dining proves to be a fall treat By BILL TUCKER Of The Edge



here are certain foods for certain seasons. Your taste buds know it. Your stomach knows

Do you eat chili in July? How about tuna salad in January? A recent fall Sunday found me, my wife and son in Waterloo to dine at Gallagher's. It was one of those places that we'd heard other people rave about to the point where we decided to take the drive – gas was $3.19 a gallon at that moment – and find out what all the fuss is about. My wife had it on good authority that we should try the family-style chicken dinner, available only on Sundays. She also had a coupon. So off we headed, down Interstate 255 to Waterloo. Gallagher's is located at 114 West Mill St. in downtown Waterloo. The restaurant is located in an old building – it dates back to the 1870s – and puts you in the mind of Edwardsville's Stagger Inn or St. Louis' Old Spaghetti Factory with the exposed brick and dark hardwoods. We were asked if we came for the chicken and when we replied in the affirmative, we were escorted back to a side dining room where we were shown to a booth. All we had to order were our

of potatoes, a boat of gravy, a bowl of green beans, a bowl of corn casserole. Later, because they were still in the oven, we received a basket of hot rolls. The chicken rates about an 8 on a 10 scale, up to par with Moonlight or Ravanelli's, but not the best anyone has ever eaten. Our platter included both white and dark meat in about equal proportions. The chicken was cooked thoroughly, sometimes a problem at some restaurants, but the breading lacked the zing necessary to make it really stand out. The potatoes and gravy were good, with the potatoes the better of the two. Gravy is tough and since I had the pleasure of eating what my grandmother used to make for 30 years, I'm very particular. The green beans were green beans. But the corn casserole, with red and green peppers in a cream sauce, gets high marks. Real high marks. Once we completed our meal, we were served chocolate cake with a caramel frosting. I was too full to eat any, but my wife and son both raved. Before being presented with the check, we boxed up what we hadn't eaten and took it home. Like I said, a solid 8 on a 10 scale. I don't handle the money in my family, so I can't tell you how

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At top, Gallagher's in Waterloo. Above, green beans, corn casserole and fried chicken. drinks and in a matter of minutes, the family-style meal was served. A plate of fried chicken, a bowl


much the whole affair set us back, but I believe my wife said it was $12.95 per person with the coupon. But there's more to Gallagher's

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than the Sunday, family-style chicken dinner. There are burgers, chops and steaks.

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A handful of seafood selections dot the menu and the appetizers – just judging from the menu – are anything but standard bar fare.

A full bar sits just off the entrance and is separate from the side dining room. That means you can get up to check the Rams' score, but don't have to put up with the noise from the game while you're dining. Further, Gallagher's seems to enjoy designating certain days for certain foods. The week begins with Tenderloin Tuesday's, any steak from the regular menu plus two sides for $15. Beer and Wine Wednesday's feature draft beers for $2 and bottles of wine for $10. Thursday is half-price burger day, when all of the 8 ounce burgers on the menu are, as you guessed it, half price. On Fridays, all appetizers on the menu are half price. Looks like Saturday's the only day that doesn't offer a special as Gallagher's is closed on Mondays. And while we didn't get to see it, the restaurant offers the Top of the Town third-floor dining experience for special events. John and Susie Gallagher have owned the restaurant since 2003 and have painstakingly restored the facility into a chic eatery. Again, if your schedule allows it, make the drive to Waterloo on a crisp Sunday afternoon to check out the family-style chicken dinner for yourself. It's worth the trip – and your taste buds will thank you, they know it's fall. For more information on Gallagher's, call 939-9933 or visit the restaurant's website: www.

Dining Delights Soda takes barbecue to a whole new level By ELIZABETH KARMEL Associated Press The mantra “low and slow” comes from the way authentic barbecue is prepared. Low heat, slow cooking. And on the weekends, I love nothing more than to spend the whole day smoking a large piece of pork or beef, lazily watching and waiting for it to become meltingly tender. But when time is of essence, I fall back on my “barbecue quick fix” — grilled pork tenderloin glazed with my Dr Pepper barbecue sauce. Making the Dr Pepper sauce doesn’t take very long and I often make it ahead of time on the weekend. That way, when the Monday-throughFriday dinner bell rings, all I have to do is grill and glaze the tenderloin. If you are surprised by the Dr Pepper part, don’t be. There is a long tradition of cooking with soft drinks on the competition barbecue circuit and some “legends” credit it as the secret to their success. When I first got into barbecue, I was intrigued by the use of soft drinks as a sweetener. I figured it was used because there was always a Coke or Pepsi near the pit master and it’s an easy and inexpensive addition — just open and pour. And, it makes sense. Traditional — not diet — soft d r i n k s a re m o s t l y s u g a r a n d can easily replace white and/or brown sugar in a sauce. But the cola sauces fell flat on my palate. As a life-long fan of Dr Pepper, I felt that was a better choice, offering more complexity and deeper flavor. It didn’t take long for me to try it and as soon as I did, I fell in love with both the flavor and the fun of it. Besides tasting great, people get a kick out of the unexpected addition of Dr Pepper. Over the years, I’ve made the sauce mostly for slathering on baby back ribs. But it wasn’t until a few months ago that I tried it on pork tenderloin. The great thing about tenderloin is that it is quick and easy to grill and, if you season it right, the lean meat has the texture of a great bite of a baby-back rib. PORK TENDERLOIN WITH DR. PEPPER BARBECUE SAUCE Leftover barbecue sauce is great for pulled pork sandwiches, chicken, shrimp, hot dogs, barbecue pizza, burgers or baked beans. Start to finish: 1 1/2 hours (45 minutes active) Servings: 6 For the sauce: 4 tablespoons butter 1 large yellow onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup ketchup 3 tablespoons tomato paste 12-ounce can Dr Pepper soda (about 1 3/4 cups) 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons ground ancho chili powder or New Mexican chili powder 1 teaspoon white pepper 1 teaspoon kosher salt For the tenderloins: 2 pork tenderloins (1 1/3 pounds each)

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This Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 photo shows chef Elizabeth Karmel as she holds grilled green beans in East Orange, N.J. Karmel is a grilling and Southern foods expert and executive chef at Hill Country Barbecue Market restaurants in New York and Washington, as well as Hill Country Chicken in New York.

Olive oil Kosher salt Freshly cracked black pepper or your favorite barbecue rub In a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the onion and garlic and saute until translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the remaining sauce ingredients and simmer for about 15 minutes. Continue cooking until the sauce begins to thicken, about another 20 to 30 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper. Let the sauce cool for about 10 minutes, or until it is warm but no longer hot. Using an immersion or traditional blender, puree the sauce. Let cool and, if not using immediately, pour into a clean glass jar. The sauce can be made in advance and refrigerated for 2 weeks. To grill the pork, heat the grill to medium. Wrap the tenderloins in paper towels to remove any surface moisture. This will help you to get great grill marks. Brush the dry meat with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper. Place the meat directly over the heat to sear. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes, turning once or

twice, or until you get good grill marks. S w i t c h t o m e d i u m i n d i re c t heat and move the meat to the center of the cooking grate and cook for 30 to 35 minutes total, turning once during cooking and brushing with the barbecue sauce every 5 to 7 minutes until the tenderloins are done and the sauce has created a glaze. Using a meat thermometer, make sure the tenderloins read 145 F at the thickest part. Remove the tenderloins from the grill, allow them to rest for 5 to 10 minutes, then slice on the bias. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 470 calories; 130 calories from fat (28 percent of total calories); 14 g fat (7 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 145 mg cholesterol; 43 g carbohydrate; 42 g protein; 1 g fiber; 1,220 mg sodium. EDITOR’S NOTE: Elizabeth Karmel is a grilling and Southern foods expert and executive chef at Hill Country Barbecue Market restaurants in New York and Washington, as well as Hill Country Chicken in New York. She is the author of three cookbooks, including “Soaked, Slathered and Seasoned.”

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The Edwardsville Intelligencer will publish a special feature page honoring our troops on Thursday, November 10. We are accepting photos for publication and would like to honor both past and present service men and women for their sacrifices in defense of our country. THERE IS NO CHARGE. Here’s all you have to do: Send photo along with the completed form below to: The Edwardsville Intelligencer Attention: Amy Schaake P.O. Box 70 Edwardsville, IL 62025

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Information submitted by: (Name and address will not be published.We need it to return the photo.)

All information must be received by Tuesday, November 1, 2011.

We accept many dental plans including: Tricare, Delta Dental, Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal and National.

October 13, 2011

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Have Something To Sell?? “Sell It With Pics” The Intelligencer is enhancing your liner ads!!!! insert a small photo with the text of your ad. CALL FOR DETAILS 656-4700 EXT. 27


Lost Buff colored male cat, 6lb, no collar. Lost Waterford, Glen Carbon. Cat has had recent medical attention—tail area shaved. If you have any seen this animal please call PSO Foster at 288-9612.


SHARP-92 Chrysler Imperial, 4Doors, 6-Cylinder/Loaded. Good condition—$1,00/OBO. 618-917-6473 or 618-659-4029.



Part-Time Escrow position for local title company. Reply to:

KENMORE dishwasher, white. 2-3 BR house near dwntown Like new $100/OBO. 618-917- Edw.: great neighborhood; lg. 6473 or 618-659-4029. yd.; W/D. No pets. $730/mo. w/ deposit. 618/406-9530

Send resume and salary history to: Shepard Subway Enterprises, Inc. #2C Professional Park Dr. Maryville, IL 62062




Campers, RV's & GoCarts


2000 30ft Layton Bunkhouse. Sleeps 8. Great condition. Everything works. Power jack. $6500. (618)558-2669.

Help Wanted General


Bank Teller Good math, computer & people skills needed. (618)377-6700 careers@ Dental Assistant Full time position with benefits for experienced dental assistant. Be a part of our busy practice providing excellent patient care. Resumes to PO Box 62 Highland, IL 62249.

Full-time Position, Monday – Friday. Minimum 2 years’ experience with carpentry skills, overall building upkeep, vehicle maintenance, and small power shop tools. Must be good with hands, have excellent attention to detail, and be self-motivated. Send resume and salary history to: Eberhart Signs Attn: Sue Schmidt 108 First Avenue Edwardsville, IL 62025 or

Misc. Merchandise


2 Dog Pens, 10’Lx5’Wx6’T, welded with gates $100each. 692-0182.

2 BR, Edw.: rent inclds utilities, aplnces, W/D, net, DirecTV. No pets/smoking. 618-910-2434 or 618-656-4359 for more info.

3 BR 2 BA, newer ranch, Maryville: 2250 s.f. finshd + 700 ft. for storage; immaculate; 3-car garage, deck, walkout bsmt, SS appliances, hardwd floors & tile thruout. Mins to I-70/270. Avail. 9/1. $1525/mo. (318)578-2241

Little Camper, still in box $25. 3 BR, 1.5 BA in Edwardsville. 618-288-7129. 1,800 sq. ft., applncs & W/D proSears Craftsman 10” saw vided. 1 car gar. Lawn care incl. w/stand $100. Call 656-2072 $1000/mo. 618-610-6300 Technical Support Help Desk/Trainer for well estab- after 5:30pm. 3BR, 2BA, 1600sf, 1218 Lindenlished local Medical software wood, Edw: fncd yd, fp, gar, frig, company. Clinical and/or meddisp’l, w/d hk-up. $1000/ 450 stve ical billing experience is Pets mo. Look, then call 288-0048. required. Full time permanent position offers benefits, stability. Highly motivated, organized Adorable kitten need loving individual with good communi- home, Free. Call 618-409-7480 cation skills. Please email Metal indoor animal cage 3’x5”L Apts, Duplexes, & Homes resume including salary 2’x1/2”W, 3’x4”T, very good Visit our website requirements to personnel@ condition. Retails—$95-125— 656-2230 or fax to Good buy $50/obo. 656-2532. Picturesque farmhouse over618-692-1809. looking 300ac 3bd 2ba. Newly painted & applncs. Dshwshr, Help Wanted W/D & frpl. 5 mins from dwntwn Medical 308 Edw near bike trail. $1025/mth. Great privacy & view 334-8439 We can help sell Full Time Dental Assistant for those special busy dental office. Experience Apts/Duplexes puppies, kittens or necessary. Send resume to: For Rent 710 #5 Sunset Hills Professional any other pet!!! Centre, Edw, IL 62025. Want to know more? 1 excellent 3BR, 1200 sq.ft. TH: CALL US FOR Collinsville, near 157/70; 12 Child/ DETAILS min. to SIUE, FP, DW, W/D, ceilElder Care 320 ing fans, cable, sound walls, off656-4700 EXT 27 st. prkng. Sm pets OK, yr. lse. SUB/PART TIME Lead Teacher. $780/mo. 618/345-9610 give Creative Beginnings 344-0015. AM/PM phone.


Positions Wanted

DIRECT SUPPORT PERSON 2010 Chevrolet Impala LT Provide living assistance to 4 Door Sedan people w/ disabilities w/goals, Leather Interior, Moon Roof meals, hygiene, errands/outRear Spoiler, Premium Wheels ings & cleaning in a group Fully Loaded home. Req. HS Dipl./GED + Current Mileage 20,842 pass criminal/driving checks(co $18,900.00 vehicle). FT & PT positions Call 618-780-8819 available. $8.25ph, Paid holiTo Set Appt To See days, sick/vacation & insurSHARP 96 Nissan Maxima, ance. MHP eligible if have 5yrs. Maroon, 4Drs. 6-cylinder, exp. $8.75ph. Apply online @ leather, sunroof. Good condi- or Residential tion $2500/OBO. 618-917-6473 Options 4 Emmie L Kaus Ln Alton, IL 62002 EOE or 618-659-4029. SHOP MAINTENANCE

Thank You to our NIE Sponsors


College Graduate seeks employment. Experienced, Dependable, Trustworthy, Capable, Trainable, Positive, Healthy, Fit, Energetic, Civil.

Farmer's Market


2 Bedroom Townhomes $650/mo. 618.931.4700.


Edwardsville - Silver Oaks II 2 Bedroom Luxury Apt w/Garage, Security System, Fitness Cntr, $830/mo. W/S/T Incld. Immed Availability (618)830-2613

STRAW FOR SALE $3.50 per bale. 618-792-6961.

Houses For Rent Carrier Routes 401



1 & 2 Bdrm apts, Edwardsville. $475-$575mth. References required. No pets. Available September 1st. 692-4144

1012 Grand Ave. 3bdr 2bth bonus rm in finshd wlkout bsmt, remodeled. $1150/mth 1st and dep. rqrd. Call 314-568-5700.

1 BDR loft apt. CREDIT CHECK. No pets, no smoking $585mo. $585dep. 656-8953.

Do You Have Property To Sell?

1 Bedroom efficiency (single occupancy). $350 monthly, plus utilities and deposit. No pets. 618-288-5618.

Rt. 105 - Newspaper carrier needed in the area of Elsie St, Thomas Ln, Guy St, Olivia Ln, Williamsburg Ln in Glen Carbon. There are approximately 15 papers on this route. The papers need to be delivered by 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and by 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. If you are interested in this route, please call the Intelligencer at 656-4700 ext. 40.

Place A Classified Ad In Our Real Estate Listings!

1 Bdrm apt, new cond. No pets. $550/mo. 656-3407 No calls after 6PM.

1 efficiency apartment fully furnished, dish TV internet, single non-smoking male w/references $590/mo incl utilities 972-0948.

656-4700 ext. 27

Information on sponsoring NIE, please call 656-4700 ext. 20


Yard Sales


MOVING/GARAGE SALE 935 CHANCELLOR EDWARDSVILLE FRI. 10/14 3:00PM-6:30PM SAT. 10/15 8:00AM Antiques: Camelback Trunk Woodworking Planes Fireproof Office Safe Frames, Glassware, Mirror Organ, Living/Dining Furniture, Sewing Machine, Filing Cabinet Linens, Tools, China/Crystal Shelves, Vacuum, Cookware, Collectibles Halloween/Christmas Decorations Household/Garden Items FREE STUFF!!! Priced-To-Sell

October 13, 2011


GREAT USED APPLIANCES: 4200 Hwy. 111, Pontoon Beach 618-931-9850. Large Selection — Warranty

Lost; Missing gray Tabby cat, female, 8lb. Lost vicinity S. Station Rd. area. Please call POS Foster at 618-792-8986 with any information about this animal.

Special Notices

Houses For Rent


Inside Sales Skilled in ability to drive sales through web site. Bethalto area. (618) 377-9266

Subway Asst. Manager Wanted! We offer Competitive Pay And Advancement Opportunities.

2008 Kawasaki ZZR600 Like New, Garaged Helmet Included 1478 Miles $5400 Contact # 656-9322.



LOST: Red & white Male, Neutered Brittany Spaniel, 2YO, answers to “Red”. Edwardsville area. Please call 618-656-3770 or 618-980-1410.

WANTED: Primary pitcher and competitive players. Girls Fast-Pitch 12U Dynamite Softball. Need two players. Final tryout Oct. 16. Sign up now for 2012. Contact Dan Klostermann 882-5842

Help Wanted General


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CRYSTAL VIEW ESTATES FRIDAY OCT. 14th 12NOON-7:00PM SATURDAY OCT. 15th 8:00AM-1:00PM Girl/Women Clothes Miscellaneous, Holiday

VICKSBURG COMMONS NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE (OFF GOSHEN RD., BY YMCA) FRIDAY, 9/14—4P.M.-8P.M. SATURDAY, 9/15—8A.M.-?? Books, Collectables, Furniture, Toys, Tools, Clothing, Baby Items, Antiques, & More!

Call 656-4700 ext 27

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Classified Apts/Duplexes For Rent


2 Bdrm dup, W/D hookup. No dogs. $545/mth. 618-254-1680. 2 Bedroom APARTMENT, Edwardsville, minutes from SIUE: 1.5 bath, W/D hookup. $625/month. 618-407-5333 2 Bedroom apt., Upper level, big, bright, nice, w/d hookups, in Worden, Deposit & ref. req’d, $525 per mth. 314-808-8444. 2 BR 1Bth apt, Troy: Close to hiway access, off street parking, on-site laundry. No smoking, no pets $600/mo. 618/975-0670 2BR apt: grt location., Maryville: Updated, roomy; w/s/t. no smoke; agent ownd. $525/mo Lve msg@ 618-977-7657 APTS/CONDOS/HOUSES COLLINSVILLE/MARYVILLE & EDWARDSVILLE 1 bed $425-$475 2 bed $450-$1650 3 & 4 bed $750-$1800 HARTMANN RENTALS 344-7900 for Photos & details 24/7 recording 345-7771

Apts/Duplexes For Rent

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Quiet residential neighborhood. 2 BR; all appliances incl. wshr/dryer; w/s/t. Garages available. $750/mo. Call 618-343-4405 or go to:

Enjoy wiser home buying with an agency exclusively for buyers! New and enlarged web sites and “Walk Score” a new Roommates 712 community analysis tool are at Home Buyers Relocation SerSHARE HOUSE with three vices! In our 21st year, always, persons. Smoking Environ- only on the buyers side. 6620 ment. $336.00 plus deposit. Util- Center Grove Road, ities paid. 656-0498. Edwardsville; 618-656-5588

Mobile Homes For Rent


Lots For Sale

800 Sq. Ft. office or store space across street from McDonalds, 1719 C TroyRd., Edw. 977-9459


Same Day Ring Sizing Jewelry Repair Diamond & Stone Replacement


Eagle Cleaning Office Cleaning

PREFERRED PARTNERS One 157 Center, Edwardsville, IL

Each Office Independently Owned and Operated


OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY, OCT. 9 1 - 3 PM 816 TROY ROAD, EDWARDSVILLE 3453 MANASSAS, EDWARDSVILLE LOTS OF UPGRADES MAKE this 4 bedroom, HISTORIC LeCLAIRE HOME that is close to 4 bath with 3 car garage the HOME YOU WANT TO SEE. everything! Covered porch, spacious kitchen, master bedroom with alcove. Tons of charm & character. Directions: Goshen Rd. to Manassas $289,900


PRISTINE CLEANING Caring Beyond Cleaning


Office space for sale or rent: #2 Ginger Creek Pkwy., Glen Cbn. 2,200 s.f. plus bsmt. $279K $2,500/mo/OBO 618-789-7226



JIM BRAVE PAINTING 20 Years Experience! • Wallpaper • Specialty Painting • Inside or Outside Work • Power Washing • Deck Refinishing Call: (618) 654-1349 or cell phone: (618) 444-0293

Tree Service

618-531-2787 GLEN CARBON - Cozy Up To The Fireplace in this atrium ranch nestled on wooded cul-de-sac. 5 BR, large butler pantry, wine cooler, HE HVAC, just to name a few custom features. ALHAMBRA - 7.5 ACRES OF COUNTRY LIVING located in Edwardsville School Dist. Stocked lake and pasture with pond for horses. Interstate access just 3 miles away!

CALL DEBBIE BURDGE (618) 531-2787

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Garner’s TREE SERVICE INC. Since 1974 Licensed - Bonded - Insured Tree & Stump Removal Complete Property Maintenance Bucket Truck Track Hoe - Bob Cat


(618) 920-0233


October 13, 2011

CALL THE LANDING TEAM (618) 779-7777




Find The Service You Need In The Classifieds!

EDWARDSVILLE - 32 ACRES & HOMESTEAD! Ragland barn with 6 stalls. Fenced paddocks, rolling pasture & riding trails. Homestead has updated kitchen, & walkout basement.

Commercial Property For Sale 830

Call us today for a free quote on weekly, biweekly, monthly, one time, move in move out, repossession and foreclosure cleaning



Lawn & Home Care



OUTSIDE SERVICES • Fall Lawn & Landscape Clean Up • Gutter Cleaning • Window Cleaning • Power Wash: Deck, Siding, Patio • Driveway & Deck Sealing • MULCH WORK • Landscape Work 25 Years Experience

Call Bob: (618) 345-9131


• Mowing • Fall Clean-Up • Fertilizing • Landscape Installation • Landscape Maintenance Insured


Foster & Sons Lawn Service Lawn Cutting & Trimming Tree Removal

•Drywall repair •Remodeling •Roof repair •Tile work •Replace fixtures •Caulking Techs highly skilled-all trades Professional - Safe - Reliable “Bonded and Insured”

618-659-5055 BOB’S HANDYMAN SERVICE Remodeling & Repair Drywall Finished Carpentry Painting Ceramic tile Build & Repair Decks Exterior House And Deck Washing Landscaping Blinds & Draperies Light Fixture & Ceiling Fans No Job Too Small Insured Call Bob Rose 978-8697




MASTER CRAFTSMAN Carpentry, 30 Years Decks, Garages, Remodeling, Home Repair Basement Finishing Ceramic Tile Small Jobs Welcome Reasonable Rates Andy 618-659-1161 (cell) 618-401-7785

Home Remodeling & Waterproofing 971 New Construction And Remodeling • Room Editions • Finished Basements • Windows & Doors • Siding, Soffit, Fascia • Decks • Kitchens & Baths • Flooring (Ceramic) (Hardwood) (Laminate)

References, Insured


Air Conditioning/ Heating 976

• Remodeling

Home Improvements


Call Bill Nettles with WRN Services CONSTRUCTION REMODELING COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE An insured contractor providing quality crafted work. A custom wood work specialist with labor rates starting at $30 per hour!

618 974-9446 Electrical


Randy Moore Repair Service, Inc. “24 Hour Emergency Service” 35 Years Experience - Code Analysis - Troubleshooting - Service Repairs And Upgrades - All Electrical Items - Install Lights & Fixtures - Complete Rewire


618-656-7405 Cell 618-980-0791

• Painting • Pressure Washing

Care Giver

• Lighting & Ceiling Fans


Bush & Shrub Trimming & Removal Landscape Mulching Residential & Commercial

Fully Insured




Over 13 Years Experience

Family Owned & Operated Insured/Bonded Free Estimates



2 Sm. Bdrm 1Bth mobile home 1.1 acre flat lot for sale: Mary $450/mo; 2Bd 1ba $500/mo incl Drivein Edw. $52K OBO. Call W/T/S. 1st & last mo., will work 580-6052 w/dep. No pets. 618-780-3937 Developer Close Out Lots Starting at $59,900 Office Space Somerset Subdivision For Rent 725 Call Kathy Long 618-781-1826

John Geimer Jewelry 229 N. Main St. Edwardsville 692-1497



Available Now! 2 & 3 bedrooms. Ask about our specials. Office space for lease at IL 157 and Center Grove Road, up to 692-9310 3200sf, $2300/mth. 656-1824 FOR RENT in Marine, 2 bdrm apartment with kitchen appliProfessional office space availances. 618-334-6621. able. Approx 1,000 sq ft with Immediate Occupancy: 2 less available for time sharing. Bedroom Apt., 50 Devon Court, 3 rooms, also reception and Edw.: 5 minutes to SIUE. W/S/T restrooms. Utilities included. paid. 618/656-7337 or 791-9062 Call Dr. Peck 692-9100.


Homes For Sale

• Windows & Doors Most Home Repairs

Call Lee: (618) 581-5154

Pick The Service You Need From The Classifeds!

Proudly servicing the area for over 25 years. Free estimates Financing available Repairs and installations

Call us for all of your heating and cooling needs.


Special Needs - Qualified Sitter/Friend/Caretaker All Ages & Needs Contact: fantasiasnow



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Refinance Your Auto Loan with Scott Credit Union! Save Money! We’ll beat your rate on any existing loan with another financial institution by 1.00% APR*

We know that money is tight in these tough financial times. That’s why we want to help you save money on your monthly auto loan payment! Plus, we’ll cover your title fees.**

Hurry! Offer ends October 31! For our current rates and more, visit us at

*APR = Annual Percentage Rate. Offer valid October 1 - 31, 2011. Not valid with any other offer or on current Scott Credit Union loans. Promotion has a floor rate of 2.49% APR. Existing loan contract must be presented to prove current rate. Rates are based on the term of the loan, model year of the vehicle, as well as your credit history. **Title fees paid only on loans $10,000 or more. Loan example: $10,000 loan at 2.49% APR for 63 months would be $169.50.

(618)345-1000 •


On the Edge of the Weekend

October 13, 2011

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