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Wine & Food Pairing weekend -Nov. 4-5, 2017

All 11 wineries of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail have paired up to create three wonderful weekends of savory wine and food pairings.  We invite you to join us for a progressive tasting along the trail and enhance your appreciation … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Town depicts Dr. Seuss!

The Pumpkin People are coming to visit Clyde L. Choate Mental Health and Development Center in Anna, IL Oct. 13-22, 2017 The trail of pumpkin people will depict various scenes from Dr. Seuss favorite stories.    Using approximately 110 pumpkins from … Continue reading

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GARDEN OF THE GODS OUTPOST – NOW OPEN-JUST IN TIME TO ‘DO FALL’

Garden of the Gods and Rim Rock-Pounds Hollow Recreational area are two must see locations on the eastern side of the Shawnee National Forest of Southern Illinois. Now open, to enhance the visitor’s experience, is the Garden of the Gods … Continue reading

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Take a Snake Walk!

Each October, The Shawnee National Forest temporarily closes LaRue Road #345 (also known as the Snake Road) between mile post 3.0 and mile post 5.8. This section of the road will remain closed until Oct. 30, 2017. The road is closed seasonally for … Continue reading

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Sept. 30 Guided Tour

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Eclipse App that Works Without an Internet Connection

Authorities and service providers are preparing visitors and residents for possible disruptions to internet and cellphone service during eclipse weekend. A local app development firm, in conjunction with SIU’s Research Park, has developed a tool for visitors that doesn’t require … Continue reading

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Moon Shadows – Eclipse exhibit

anthill gallery will be featuring MOON SHADOWS, a group artist exhibition concurrent with the Total Solar Eclipse from Wednesday, August 2 through Sunday, September 10, 2017 at anthill gallery and The Yellow Moon Cafe in Cobden. The all-media MOON SHADOWS exhibition … Continue reading

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