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DINING &entertainment guide 2012

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Changes and challenges – the Edwardsville Intelligencer has seen thousands in its 150-year existence. As the city’s oldest, continuouslyoperated business, the “I” has grown and prospered in a world where newspapers have evolved from hotlead type to computer-generated pages. And while a number of supposed “threats” would undoubtedly be the demise of the newspaper business, the Intelligencer has withstood the emergence of radio, television and the Internet, joining the latter to provide the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Community with the area’s most informative website. The first publication of the Intelligencer, then a four-page weekly called the Madison Intelligencer, came off the press Nov. 13, 1862. Over the years, the “I” has called a handful of locations home – 213 North Main St., 108 St. Louis St., and, since 1921, 117 North Second St. The newspaper has been passed on from several owners – James R. Brown in its infancy to the Hearst Corporation, the parent company today, in 1979. And while the changes in the world

– and in the newspaper business – have been constant, the Intelligencer has been committed to providing its readers with the best local coverage possible. As part of our recent changes, the Intelligencer launched the e-Edition early in 2009. e-Edition, a scanned page-by-page edition that readers can subscribe to and access via the website, www.theintelligencer. com, allows a new generation of newspaper readers freedom to peruse the Intelligencer wherever they find a computer, and it avoids printing and delivery costs, thus lending itself to a cheaper rate than home delivery. However, the oldfashioned newspaper print is still a great favorite among many of their subscribers, both young and old. The Intelligencer’s core product is the Edwardsville Intelligencer, which is published Monday through Saturday. The Intelligencer is also a proud provider of Newspapers in Education, a non-profit program that delivers newspapers and curriculum to teachers at no charge to them or the schools. Other Intelligencer products include a weekly entertainment

magazine, On the Edge of the Weekend, Madison County Homes Magazine and extra publications to help serve the community. The Intelligencer serves residents of Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Maryville, Worden, Hamel and Collinsville. It also serves surrounding communities through numerous media sponsorships and by participating in a variety of community events and charitable efforts. The Intelligencer joined the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce in 1954. A quote by Thomas Jefferson from Jan. 16, 1787, sums up the Intelligencer’s philosophy: “The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right: and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the later.” The Intelligencer is located at 117 North Second St. in Edwardsville and can be reached at 656-4700.

Advertising: 656.4700 ext 35 Circulation: 656.4700 ext 20 www.TheIntelligencer.com


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Edwardsville... Edwardsville could have taken its name from any of the four governors that once called it home, but opted for Ninian Edwards as its namesake. The third-oldest city in Illinois, Edwardsville serves as the seat of Madison County. The city is also the home of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and its sprawling, natured-dedicated campus. Bike trails criss cross the city, which is home to several parks, most notable of which is Leclaire Park, which features a lake, playground and picnic facilities. Incorporated in 1818, Edwardsville’s population hovers around the 25,000 plateau and a good many of those residents turn out for the annual Halloween Parade, one of the largest in the St. Louis area. Edwardsville was honored in 2010 by Family Circle magazine as one of the nation’s Top 10 Best Towns for families. Just to the south of Edwardsville lies Glen Carbon, with a population of more than 13,000. Once a mining town, Glen Carbon has evolved into a bedroom community that straddles Interstate 270. Miner Park is one of the community’s top draws. In 2009, CNN/Money magazine rated Glen Carbon among the 100 best places to live in the country.


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St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church Hillsboro at North Buchanan Edwardsville, IL 62025 (618) 656-1929 Sunday Services (Sept thru May) 8:00 am - Said Eucharist 9:10 am - Adult Education 9:30 am - Church School 10:00 am - Choral Eucharist Sunday Service (June thru Labor Day) 9:00 am - Holy Eucharist Child Care Available standrews-edwardsville.com facebok.com/Standrews.Edwardsville St. Mary Catholic Church 1802 Madison Avenue Edwardsville, IL 62025 (618) 656-4857 5:00 pm - Saturday Evening 8:00 & 10:30 am - Sunday Morning 6:00 pm - Lifeteen Mass Penance - Saturdays 3:30 - 4:30 pm www.stmaryedw.org The Pentecostals of Troy 312 S. Main Street Troy, IL 62294 (618) 667-6054 Sunday Services 9:30 am Christian Education for all 10:30 am Sunday Worship Wednesday Services 7:00 pm Evening Worship 7:00 pm Chirstian Education for all www.pentecostalsoftroy.org Center for Spirituality and Sustainability on the campus of SIUE Edwardsville, IL 62025 (618) 650-3246 siue.edu/religion

First Presbyterian Church 237 N. Kansas Edwardsville, IL 62025 (618) 656-4550 Sunday Early Worship - 8:30 am Sunday School for all ages - 9:15 am Child/Youth Choir - 10:15 am Late Worship /Chancel Choir - 10:45 am www.fpcedw.org Immanuel United Methodist Church 800 N. Main Street Edwardsville, IL 62025 (618) 656-4648 Sunday Services Contemporary Service - 9:30 am Sunday School for all ages - 10:15 am Traditional Worship - 11 am www.immanuelonmain.org SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church 207 Vandalia Street Collinsville, IL 62234 (618) 345-4343 Mass Times: Saturday 4:30 pm Sunday - 8:00 and 10:30 am www.saintspeter-paul.org The Bridge Free Methodist Church 129 Steiss Road Glen Carbon, IL 62034 (618) 288-0011 Sunday Services 9:15 and 10:45 am www.thebridge.to


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St. Mary Catholic Church 1802 Madison Avenue Edwardsville, IL 62025 (618) 656-4857 Saturday Evening - 5:00 pm Sunday Services 8:00 & 10:30 am Lifeteen Mass- 6:00 pm Saturday Penance 3:30 - 4:30 pm www.stmaryedw.org

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Contemporary Service - 9:30 am Sunday School for all ages - 10:15 am Traditional Worship - 11 am Immanuel offers many opportunities for all ages to become involved in worship, study, and fellowship Handicap accessible & Child Care provided all morning

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

618-656-4550

youth programs senior high and middle school

www.fpcedw.org Experience Pentecost Sunday

9:30 am-Christian Education classes for all ages 10:30am-Sunday Morning Worship

Wednesday

7:00 pm-Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 pm-Christian Education classes for all ages

312 S. Main St., Troy, IL 62294 Phone/Fax: 667-6054 www.pentecostalsoftroy.org We offer rides to every church service and event

Come tour our local landmark building topped with a geodesic dome of the earth designed by renowned architect R. Buckminster Fuller! Although the Center is located on the beautiful campus of SIUE, we are operated by a not for profit organization independent of the university. The Center offers an affordable venue for Weddings, Memorial Services and Meetings.

Contact us: (618) 650-3246 or siue.edu/religion


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Collinsville... Boosting a high school basketball program that has won more games than any other school in the nation but one, Collinsville sits astride the intersection of Interstate 55/70 and Interstate 255. Home to a large Italian population, Collinsville annually hosts an Italian Festival. Also billing itself as the “Horseradish Capital of the World,” the city devotes a weekend each summer to its favorite vegetable. The World’s Largest Catsup Bottle – a water tower – is located on the city’s south side. To the west is Cahokia Mounds State Park. Collinsville’s population currently tops 25,000.

Oatman House Restaurant “Elegant Dining in a Historic Landmark Home” Featuring European Inspired Cuisine & Desserts • Wine & Cocktails • The Garden Patio is open when weather permits

*Mention this ad for a FREE Dessert with Entree Purchase

346-2326

501 E. Main Collinsville, IL

Visit our Website for current Hours & “Ongoing Specials” www.oatmanhousetearoom.com

CAHOKIA MOUNDS STATE HISTORIC SITE National Historic Landmark and UNESCO World Heritage Site

Discover...the largest ancient American Indian site in the U.S. World-class Interpretive Center Hiking Trails Markets, Kids Day, Archaelogy Day, Art Shows Guided Tours and Audio Tours Gift Shop 30 Ramey St., Collinsville, Il 62234 618-346-5160 www.cahokiamounds.org


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Present Room Key or Dining Guide and Receive 10% OFF Your Purchase

1079 Collinsville Crossing Blvd. Collinsville, IL 618-343-0309

2723 Corner Court Alton, IL 618-465-1802

This offer cannot be combined with any other coupon or discounts and is not valid on gift certificate purchase.


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(618) 633-2228

108 S. Old US Rt. 66, Hamel, IL

Troy... Known as the one-time home of former Illinois Senator Paul Simon, Troy serves travelers along both Interstate 55 and Interstate 70. Its Tri-Township Park ranks among the largest in the metro-east. Originally known as Columbia, Troy was established in 1819, just one year after Illinois had achieved statehood. Historic Highway 40 rolls across the southern edge of the city, which has a population of almost 9,000 residents.

www.belkpark.com

880 Belk Park Road


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TRES MARGARITAS 920 Edwardsville Road Troy, IL 62294 (618) 667-0088 TUESDAY & THURSDAY $1.99 Margaritas

Hours: Sun - Thurs 11 am - 9 pm Fri & Sat 11 am - 10 pm

Family Mexican Cuisine

Lunch Specialties

EXPRESS LUNCH Quesadillas Appetizers Ensaladas Nachos Chimichangas Burritos Pescado y Camarones Pollo

Chimichanga..................................................$6.99 Fajitas.....................................................................$6.99 Huevos con Chorizo............................$6.99 Huevos Rancheros................................$5.99 Pollo Jalisco...................................................$6.99 Arroz con Pollo...........................................$6.99 Burrito Special............................................$6.99 Flautas (3).........................................................$6.99 Mexican Chilaquiles.............................$6.49 Taco Salad........................................................$5.99

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$5.99

Carne Asada...................................................$9.49 Carnitas/Carnitas con Chile.......$9.49 FRIDAYS ALL Chile Colorado............................................$9.49 BOTTLED Poblano Plate...............................................$9.49 BEER Tamaleada.........................................................$9.49 $2.00

Steak Ranchero......................................$10.99 Steak Mexicana.......................................$10.49 Steak & Shrimp.......................................$12.99 Steak Tapatio.............................................$10.49 Rib-Eye..............................................................$10.49

Combinaciones

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Combination dinners are served with rice and beans with your choice of chicken, ground beef or cheese.

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The Great River Road... ...from Alton to Grafton Alton can make many claims, none bigger than being the home of the Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tallest Man, Robert Wadlow, who stood 8-11.5. A statue of Wadlow and a raised burial plot in the Upper Alton Cemetery are just two of the tributes to the legendary giant. The city, which is bordered to the west by the Mississippi River, was developed by Rufus Easton in 1818. Alton hosted one of the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, as they battled for a Congressional seat in 1858. The city also has ties to the Civil War, including the remains of a prison that held Rebel soldiers and a cemetery where many Confederate dead are buried. Further, Alton is considered to be one of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most haunted cities and sites like the Mineral Springs Hotel and the McPike Mansion draw thrill seekers from across the globe. With a population of more than 26,000, Altonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s once mightyindustrial corridor has been replaced by antique shops and the Alton Belle Casino. The city is dotted by numerous parks including: Gordon Moore Park, with an 18-hole golf course; Rock Spring Park, with a nine-hole golf course; Haskell Park; Riverfront Park and Riverview Park.


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Greater Alton Concert Association presents

Feb. 12, 3:00 - The Courthouse Steps --Comedy & Music! March 3, 7:30 pm - Ambassadors of Harmony --Championship Barbershop! April 22, 3:00 - Cornet Chop Suey --Great Jazz!

Hatheway Hall on the campus of Lewis & Clark Community College

www.theintelligencer.com

Tickets--$20.00 in advance $22.00 at the door Contact--618-468-4222 or Metrotix 314-534-1111

75 Years and Counting! • Homemade Pasta & Sauces • Roman House Salad • Steak & Seafood • Full Bar & Wine List • Famous Fried Chicken • Steaks & Seafood • Dine-In, Take-Out, Delivery

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Granite City... Long-known for its manufacturing might, Granite City was founded in 1896 by the Niedringhaus brothers, who established a steel making company town that still has its roots tied to major industry. A broadshouldered community, Granite City is divided into seven different neighborhoods. Wilson Park, with its outdoor ice rink, is one of the metro-east’s best and it’s where area residents gather for the annual Fourth of July celebration. Today, the city’s population stands just above the 31,000 mark. A number of professional baseball players have called Granite City home, including longtime St. Louis Cardinal shortstop Dal Maxvil. But steel was, is, and will likely always be Granite City’s calling card.

Full Service Restaurant & Sports Bar Appetizers, Sandwiches, Dinner Available All Day!

Kitchen Hours: Sun.~Thurs. 11a.m. to 10p.m. Fri. & Sat. 11a.m. to 11p.m.

Stop in for Daily Food & Drink Specials! Carry out also available.

See our full menu at www.boogiesrestaurant.com


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Since 1982

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Present Your Room Key & Receive 10% OFF! • Authentic Italian Pizzas • Pizza by the Slice • Pasta • Buffalo Wings • Antipasto Salad • Beer • Wine • Great Margaritas

DaiLy LuNCh SpeCiaLS! We Serve Several Wines Pinot Grigio, Ruffino, Aziano & Chianti

Separate Game Room for the Family! • Batting Cages • Mini Golf • Dugout Lounge • Located Next to Maryville Fun Tyme

618-288-5701 • #2 Schriber Ct., Maryville www.alfonzospizzeria.com

Maryville... Maryville enjoys a unique location as it is sandwiched between Interstate 270 and Interstate 55/70. The village is home to Madison County’s only hospital, Anderson Hospital, which sprang from the ground up 35 years ago. Maryville is also home to Drost Park, which features a well-stocked fishing lake and plenty of recreational opportunities as it is surrounded by paved bike paths. The village, with a population of more than 5,000, has an active Park and Recreation Committee that plans events throughout the year. Incorporated in 1902, Maryville has produced a number of major league baseball players including former Cardinal Ken Oberkfell.


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