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The Italian Fest event lineup features a crawling contest and Budweiser Clydesdale

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Italian Fest

Collinsville’s 31st annual Italian Fest begins at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, with the opening ceremonies on the Venezia Stage, including a performance of classic Italian songs by area-native Bailey Jo Hutton. After graduating from Edwardsville High School, Hutton was accepted to John Hopkins Peabody Institute in Maryland where she is currently a sophomore. Hutton […]

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Home Show coming to Collinsville’s Gateway Center this weekend

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Fall Home Show logo 2014

Submitted Content Thousands of people are expected to attend the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Southwest Illinois’ Fall Home Show. Attendees can learn about the newest home improvement products and techniques from local building industry professionals. With local companies displaying everything from awnings, cabinetry, energy efficiencies, exterior remodeling, landscaping, roofing, spas, waterproofing and much […]

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Collinsville Sunrise Kiwanis: Selling bagna cauda and peanuts for a better Christmas

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Collinsville City Manager Scott Williams takes donations in exchange for peanuts during the Collinsville Sunrise Kiwanis 2014 peanut days / Photo by Roger Starkey

Each year, thousands of Collinsville residents stop at an intersection and give a donation to a man in red smock. In return for the donation, the person offers peanuts in the fall or an orange in the spring. But, how many of the donors know for what their money is used? The Collinsville Sunrise Kiwanis […]

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