edwardsville: Vote Early, Vote Often in Madison County, IL - 10/20/12 08:30 AM
Vote Early, Vote Often in Madison County, IL.
I know, make your own joke. This IS the state of Illinois.
But seriously, folks. Madison County is opening early voting for the primary and you can take advantage of the convenient system from Oct. 22 through Nov. 3.
After all, you don't want a scheduling conflict on election day to keep you from your civic duty, right?
(And for those of you without a sense of humor, yes, I understand you can only vote once. Thanks.)
Early voting is available at the following locations:
Edwardsville: The County Administration Building, 157 N. … (1 comments)

edwardsville: Edison's in Edwardsville IL: Bowling, Arcade Games and So Much More - 09/10/12 01:04 PM
EDISON’S IN EDWARDSVILLE: Bowling, Arcade Games and So Much More If you haven’t been to Edison’s yet, you’re missing the hip, new hangout in Edwardsville.
Located along IL-157 about a mile from I-270, the 30,000-square-foot Edison’s offers the latest in bowling themes and technology (think nightclub lounge instead of your dad’s old-school league).
Dancing lights, contemporary sofas, bar service, music and giant video screens enhance the lanes. In fact, if you’re a little ADHD, this bowling experience is perfect as you can multitask by taking your turn, watching the game, eating/drinking, listening to your favorite tunes and people watching.  And don’t … (0 comments)

edwardsville: Census Figures Show Population Growth in Many Madison County Cities - 02/25/11 03:51 AM
The 2010 Census figures have been released and many Madison County, Illinois cities, towns and villages continued to grow in the last decade:
Maryville grew by 61 percent from 2000 to 2010 to 7,487 residents. The village of Glen Carbon saw its population rise by 24 percent to 12,934. (That's the Glen Carbon covered bridge to the right.) Troy added 16 percent more residents to reach 9,888. Edwardsville grew by 13 percent to 24,293. Collinsville added 3.5 percent, making it home to 25,579. While I am not a population trends expert -- and I don't play one on TV -- there … (0 comments)

edwardsville: Child Care Day Care Options in Edwardsville, Illinois - 08/11/10 05:40 PM
Child Care Day Care Options in Edwardsville, Illinois.
If you're like many of my clients, you're relocating to the Edwardsville and Glen Carbon Illinois area for job or family reasons. Relocation means not only finding the right home, but also finding all of the essential services necessary to carry on with your life as quickly and smoothly as possible.
For relocated parents, one of the first questions is, "Where do I begin to look for quality day care or after school care providers?"
Here's a list of places to begin your search. Those that have websites are linked directly to the … (5 comments)

edwardsville: Goshen Gourmet: Spice Up Dinner with a Visit to L & N International Market in Edwardsville IL - 01/23/10 04:27 PM
Spice Up Dinner with a Visit to L & N International Market in Edwardsville.
We had Callaloo (Jamaican Spinach) and Hot Garlic Noodles as part of our dinner tonight thanks to one of Edwardsville's newest stores -- L & N International Market.
This small-but-powerful food lover's paradise is located at 1719 Troy Road in Edwardsville.
Operated by Nnenna Mba-Tucker (pictured here) and her husband Larry Tucker, L & N opened for business in December 2009. Since then, foodies from all across St. Louis' Illinois suburbs have been discovering the market.
Nnenna (pronounced similarly to the name "Nina") grew up in the … (0 comments)

edwardsville: Goshen Gourmet Welcomes Oriental Spoon to Edwardsville - 12/29/09 11:27 AM
Like me, you might not have been overly excited when you saw the latest Asian restaurant under construction in Edwardsville.
With the name Oriental Spoon, it seemed as if it would be the same old thing -- some nice fried rice, chow mein and all the usual quick service fare.
Well, we were wrong.
Oriental Spoon is a Korean restaurant, something lacking in our diverse college town. With Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville attracting a wide variety of students from different ethnic backgrounds, this should be a natural fit.
The restaurant is operating on a limited menu for the next few … (1 comments)

edwardsville: Glen-Ed Last Night 2009 in Edwardsville and Glen Carbon, IL - 12/29/09 06:22 AM
New Year's Eve is celebrated in many different ways here in the Land of Goshen -- St. Louis' Illinois suburbs.
For several years in a row, I've snuggled up on the sofa with the Twilight Zone marathon playing on the SciFi Network. Not the most exciting of activities, I'll admit.
This year, I'm suggesting a visit to Glen-Ed Last Night.
Held at the YMCA Meyer Center, 7348 Goshen Road in Edwardsville, the celebration of the last night of 2009 is a family-friendly, alcohol-free party that benefits some of the area's most deserving charities.
Last year's Glen-Ed Last Night raised $10,000, … (0 comments)

edwardsville: Winter at Edwardsville's 1820 Col. Benjamin Stephenson House - 12/29/09 04:32 AM
This week we had one day of lovely winter wonderland scenery here in Edwardsville, Illinois.
I happened to be driving near the 1820 Col. Benjamin Stephenson House just after the snowfall stopped and snapped this idyllic picture.
You might think things would be quiet for the historic home in the winter, but just the opposite is true. 
The house is open Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon until 4 p.m.
Docents in period costumes interpret Illinois life in the 1820s inside the two-story, Federal-style house. The home's four rooms have period furnishings, original woodwork … (0 comments)

edwardsville: Goshen Gourmet: Edwardsville's American Legion Tacos - 12/15/09 04:14 PM
If Edwardsville's American Legion Tacos aren't already  legendary, they should be.
Tuesday is Taco Night at Legion Post 199 in Edwardsville, Illinois. We had noticed the lighted sign designed to lure motorists along IL-157 across from Lincoln Middle School but had never ventured up the winding drive at the edge of the Legion's golf course to the "On the Hill Lounge" to try them for ourselves.
(The last time I was at the Legion was on a golf outing with my uncle Marvin. I had never played, but on the first hole I smacked the ball across the fairway and onto … (1 comments)

edwardsville: Goshen Gift Guide: Maggie's Primitive Cottage in Edwardsville - 12/06/09 05:18 PM
From the moment you enter the door at Maggie's Primitive Cottage in Edwardsville, you know you're in a special place. The soft lights, beautiful fragrances and warm greeting are all part of the experience at this one-of-a-kind retailer here in the Land of Goshen.
Not that there's anything wrong with shopping at the mall or in a big box store, but his time of year I like to talk about some local retailers who offer merchandise that can't be found everywhere. When you shop with local merchants, you'll find unique gifts and you'll be supporting the economy in Madison County.
Maggie's … (3 comments)

edwardsville: The Goshen Gourmet Welcomes The Cupcakery to Edwardsville IL - 10/14/09 06:17 AM
Can you smell the luscious cloud of sweet buttercream blanketing Edwardsville, IL?  It's likely coming from the newest specialty shop in town -- The Cupcakery. 
Located at 1057 Century Drive off 157 near Quiznos, the newly opened gourmet cupcake bakery is offering sinful selections today, including Confetti (Vanilla Buttercream on French Vanilla cake); Tuxedo (Vanilla Buttercream on Dark Chocolate cake); Peanut Butter Cup (Peanut Butter Buttercream on Dark Chocolate cake); and Red Velvet (Cream Cheese Icing on Red Velvet cake).
During my lunchtime visit I chose a Tuxedo and a Red Velvet for myself and my husband and complemented the two … (5 comments)

edwardsville: SAVE THE PINK BATHROOMS - 07/15/09 03:18 AM
As a child of the 1950's (LATE 50's thank you very much), I was imprinted from birth with certain home design aesthetics that might not be as appreciated by a mass market today.
Our family's first house, was the hip of heights for its time. The kitchen counters were cut from a boomerang patterned formica from a design created by one of my heroes, proto industrial designer Brooks Stevens. 
The living room was dressed with blonde accent furniture (some of which I still have today). Guests sat on a curving, red sectional sofa. A great gold zebra, captured in mid-prance, hung on … (2 comments)

edwardsville: Weekends Around Edwardsville - Leclaire Park - 04/18/09 06:18 AM
If you know me, or you've read my posts about Edwardsville, it's no secret that I am a big fan of the Leclaire Historical District in Edwardsville.
Leclaire tells a story, has great architecture, is great for people of all ages and it even has a baseball field. (Stick around for a future entry about Leclaire field).
One of the hidden gems in Edwardsville is Leclaire Park.  This park is about 6 acres and features a large fishing lake.  Bring a sack of bread to feed the abundant ducks and geese.  The little ones will enjoy three play areas.  You'll also … (0 comments)

edwardsville: We're Collecting Bikes For Kids - 04/07/09 04:03 AM
Did you know that May is National Bike Month?
Every child should have the opportunity to hop on a bike, strap on a helmet and enjoy the feeling of freedom that comes from flying down the road under their own power. 
Sadly not all kids in our area have access to bikes they can call their own. That's why the Just Ducky Homes Team is participating in Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors' bike drive.
For the next several weeks, you contact me to make arrangements to donate your new or gently used bike. The bikes will be repaired as needed by our great friends and partners at The Cyclery … (0 comments)

edwardsville: Tune in to WSIE 88.7 FM Your Station for Jazz in Edwardsville - 04/05/09 01:55 PM
If you're new to the Edwardsville area, or anywhere in Madison County, get ready for a treat on your radio dial. WSIE 88.7 FM is the on-air gathering place for jazz lovers in the St. Louis metropolitan region.
Operated by Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, WSIE brings a full schedule of jazz programming to dedicated listeners, including the always terrific Jazz From Lincoln Center program with Wynton Marsalis each Sunday at noon.
The station is located in Dunham Hall on the university campus. (When I was an undergrad at SIUE, it was called the Communications Building, so you old-timers can get your … (0 comments)

edwardsville: Goshen Gourmet: Neruda Winemaker's Dinner in Edwardsville - 04/01/09 08:33 AM
Neruda is recognized as one of the finest restaurants in Madison County and nothing could be finer than joining Madt Mallinckrodt and his crew, including Chef Rick Counts, for one of the Edwardsville establishment's official winemaker's dinners.
On Thursday, April 16, 2009, Neruda will host a five-course dinner featuring the wines of Cosentino Winery of Napa.  Trust me. You will need this after Tax Day, so book your space now by visiting their web site at www.neruda2dine.com.
According to Madt, Maggie Bolin --Cosentino's key account manager -- will be in Edwardsville to host the event.  Two white wines and three red wines will be featured … (0 comments)

edwardsville: Madison County Illinois Geneology Links - 03/29/09 11:31 AM
Are you researching your ancestry or your family's history in Madison County, Illinois?
If so, you'll want to click on this link: http://www.kindredtrails.com/IL_Madison.html
Our region -- known as The Land of Goshen -- has a long and interesting history. At one time, the county stretched northward to the Canadian border and several governors hailed from the county seat of Edwardsville.  Kindred Trails provides users with some amazing pathways into the past in our county's cities including Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Collinsville, Maryville, Troy and many others.
The site can link you to the state's vital records database, Madison County birth and death certificates and … (0 comments)

edwardsville: SOLD: 407 Sanner, Edwardsville, Illinois - 12/20/08 07:17 AM
This week my real estate partner, Kristina, and I helped our customers close on an investment property at 407 Sanner in Edwardsville, Illinois.
They purchased a cute two-bedroom bungalow is located not far from N.O. Nelson grade school and Hoppe Park. It has refinished wood floors, new paint and new tile in the kitchen. A roomy two-car detached garage is located behind the house and updated landscaping provides curb appeal in the front.
Congratulations to the new owners. It was a pleasure helping you locate and negotiate for your property. 
Are you thinking about adding a rental property to your investment portfolio? Call me at 618-791-8007 … (0 comments)

edwardsville: Goshen Gourmet: Welcome Wasabi to Edwardsville - 08/17/08 01:46 AM

Those of us who enjoy Japanese food know that a little wasabi -- that firey green horseradish-based condiment that comes with sushi -- goes a long, long way.
That's not the case with the restaurant called Wasabi -- with popular outposts located on Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis and in Clayton's central business district. Just a little bite there leaves you happily wanting more and visiting again and again.
The Goshen Gourmet is happy to report that Wasabi will be opening a restaurant in Edwardsville, Illinois in October. (Note the photographic evidence from the Goshen Gourmet's spy satellite on this page.) 

edwardsville: Get it While It's Fresh: Land of Goshen Community Market - 08/16/08 10:14 AM
Get up early next Saturday morning and check out the freshest weekly event in Edwardsville -- the Land of Goshen Community Market.
This is where savvy locals go from 7 a.m. until noon to buy some of the best vegetables and fruits in Madison County. The market is open throughout the growing season, so you have plenty of time between now and late October to enjoy the experience.
In addition to summer's best produce, many of Madison County's finest cooks bring their baked goods and canned items to the market site just south of the Madison County Courthouse.
Fresh flowers raised … (1 comments)

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