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Thank you for visiting, celebrating over nine years of serving our community, August 2006 - May 2016
Please come back soon - Last updated May 15, 2016   
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Happy May everyone!

This month's home page has a few photographs that
will take you back in time, when life was simpler and
so much slower than today.

A long time business owner is saying good bye and
another is opening up something new and special.  
Scroll down to read the stories.

We have made a few changes here at
this month, please notice the weather bar has been moved to
below this paragraph.  Not only does it have a new home,
it has been upgraded.  You can use the scroll bar to see
local radar, hourly forecasts and more.  We hope you
enjoy it. We have also moved our PayPal button to the last
position in the navigtion bar at the left.

Remember to stop by the Discussion Board to see what
your friends and neighbors are saying these days!
The Commercial Club of Granite City c. 1920
Six Mile Regional Library District
"The first Granite City public library was opened on December 16, 1912. The above
photo is the main location at 2001 Delmar Avenue and was dedicated in 1929. There
is also a branch location at 2145 Johnson Road. In the background is the German
Zion Methodist Church, which is currently the library's parking lot."
Courtesy of the Six Mile Regional Library District
Once again, local entrepreneur Brenda Whitaker turns her
vision into reality.  The owner of the Garden Gate Tea Room
accomplished her dream when she took on the task of a large
renovation to transform a grand old church into the beautiful
and successful Alfresco Performing Arts Center.  

Now, Brenda has moved on to her next project and is investing
in our community once again.  The owners of BSR Used Book
Store, located at 1400 Niedringhaus in Granite City recently
closed the business to relocate closer to family. Rather than see
the business close permanently, Brenda decided to take on the
task of another renovation, with one goal in mind....keeping the
book store that everyone has grown to love, but with a twist.  

So, watch for the opening date for the
Novel Idea Book Store and More!
Long time Granite City business woman Marilyn Champion is
closing the doors of
"Champion's Party Room" on June 25th after
serving our community for more than sixty years.  Marilyn began her career in the
late 50's with
"Champion's School of Baton" (of which this writer was
a graduate). She married
Paul Lunsford in the 70's and together they opened
"Marilyn's House of Fashion".  Marilyn and Paul joined her mother at the Party
Room in the 1980's and took over full time upon her retirement..  Marilyn decorated
for weddings, showers, our proms and parties for the next three decades. Upon
Paul's death 2001 Marilyn became sole proprietor.  She is inviting former
brides, students and customers to visit before the final day, she
would love to say good bye in person.  Thank you Marilyn from many
a grateful bride, and old baton twirlers like myself.