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Some have said that Carl Cottingham is beatifying Southern Illinois one quilt at a time. Not with fabric and thread, but with wood and paint. Cottingham is known for his "barn quilts," geometric designs often too beautiful for the farmlot.
CARBONDALE — Carbondale is just different — its music, its art, all of it and there’s a resilient spirit that makes it this way.
Chainsaw artists are a unique breed, using dangerous power tools to create art from discarded trees or logs, yet their passion for their craft rivals painters and sculptors.
A first meeting with Drs. Kowsika Movva and Vineet Kumar reveals a strong bond, coupled with deeply held compassion and conviction.
The Saline County State Fish and Wildlife Area is a quiet, tranquil place, popular with fishermen, hikers and birders.
We are seeing some return to normalcy in our lives after lost time during COVID-19 and this means gathering with friends and family on a more frequent basis.
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Despite a devastating fire and the affects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Carbondale event venue and bed-and-breakfast facility is thriving.
With 45 years of experience, Shari Rhode — of Rhode Law Firm in Carbondale — has developed a reputation for being that go-to legal mind who can effectively defuse problems before they become costly litigation matters.
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