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The Mill, Where Friends and Memories Are Made

Sitting in the heart of downtown Granite City, The Mill stands as a vibrant hub for live music, social gatherings, and unforgettable experiences. With its unique blend of industrial elegance and modern amenities, this venue transforms every occasion into something truly memorable.

The upcoming concert schedule includes Chained Lightning, that brings you the iconic music of 38 Special on June 15th. Get ready for a night of classic rock hits. Special guests, Scott and Mechelle will also add their magic to the stage.

Heartbreaker, a tribute to Pat Benatar (June 29th). Heartbreaker pays homage to the legendary Pat Benatar. Expect powerful vocals and timeless hits.  FastWave will also set the stage on fire.

The Fan Halen Concert (September 5th). Fan Halen, the world’s most authentic tribute to Van Halen, takes the spotlight with special guests, Super Nova will join the rock ‘n’ roll celebration. Don’t miss this electrifying performance.

Whether it’s a concert, comedy show, or dance recital, The Mill hits all the right notes. Our dedicated event team ensures your vision comes to life effortlessly. Celebrate life’s milestones in style. The Mill’s contemporary yet warm atmosphere is perfect for any occasion.
Get your Tickets today at https://themill.events/


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Rocksie, The Inspirational Rock Snake Finds a
New
Home in Wilson Park

In the heart of Granite City, Illinois, a colorful and inspiring project has taken root. Rocksie, the painted rock snake. Nestled near the sunken gardens in Wilson Park, Rocksie has become a symbol of community kindness and creativity. Rocksie’s journey began when needing a new safe home. Lorri and Katy, the GraniteCityGossip.com website owners enlisted the help of Justin Brinkmeyer, Director of Parks and Recreation. With a keen eye for the perfect location, Justin found a spot for Rocksie to thrive. Wilson Park, with its lush greenery and serene atmosphere, welcomed this unique addition.

Rocksie isn’t just any snake; she’s adorned with uplifting messages and vibrant designs. Each rock contributes to her colorful scales, reminding visitors that kindness is contagious. The community rallied behind the project, thanks to the initiative by GraniteCityGossip.com. Children and adults alike are joining in, painting rocks and adding them to Rocksie’s length. We hope to see Rocksie grow longer each day as park visitors contribute their own painted rocks. Each one carries a message of hope, encouragement, or simply a smile. Next time you visit Wilson Park, take a moment to admire Rocksie.

Add your own painted rock to her colorful body and be part of this heartwarming project. Let kindness ripple through the community, one rock at a time. Remember, even a small act of kindness can create a beautiful mosaic of compassion. Rocksie’s journey continues, and her scales tell stories of love, resilience, and community spirit. Lorri, Katy, Lacy, and Lori Kay: These community members spearheaded the effort, hoping to spread kindness and inspiration throughout Granite City.


Flavorful Traditions are Making a Return to Jerry’s Cafeteria

Ask and you shall receive, and Jon Roderick has been asked plenty of times when will open Tuesdays return to the iconic restaurant. Coming off a labor shortage, Tuesdays in Granite City just got a whole lot tastier. The beloved Tortellini Tuesdays are making a triumphant return. The relaxing, family friendly establishment is bringing a double dose of comfort and flavor. Jon Roderick, restaurant owner, knows how to please his patrons and serving the public one more day out of the week will certainly achieve this.

The return of their famous fried chicken livers will be met with a great deal of approval. A customer favorite, chicken livers are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and seasoned to perfection, these livers have a devoted following. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a curious newcomer, Tuesdays are your chance to indulge in these classic dishes.

With daily specials that vary week to week and their always in high demand twice baked potatoes, you’re sure to find something that may turn into your new favorite dish. Jerry’s Cafeteria not only will satisfy the hungry appetite, but it is also a sense of community with the gathering of neighbors and friends with welcoming faces waiting behind the counter waiting to serve up your favorite dishes. Check out the Jerry’s Cafeteria weekly menu by tapping here.


Spring Awakening in Granite City

It’s that time of year when music fills the air and vendors line the streets in and around Civic Park. The first Melting Pot Market of the season will be Saturday May 04, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. You never know what treasures await from one vendor to the next. You will often find handcrafted jewelry, home décor, and locally made crafts. Fresh produce and fruits, vegetables, and other delectable treats. You’re treated to the sounds of local musicians as they serenade the crowd. The Melting Pot Market is more than a market, it’s a gathering place where families connect, friendships are made, and the community thrives.


If the Perfect Dog Really Does Exist, She May Be Looking for a Home

With floppy ears and curious brown eyes, she may not be the perfect dog, but those at the Metro East Humane Society believe she is about as close to it as any dog can get. Her name is Inkie, and at 1.5 years old and just 35 pounds Inkie is that perfect medium size dog many families are looking for. She does fine with cats, dogs and children and loves going for car rides.

Inkie is the cuddliest, sweetest girl that staff and volunteers can’t get enough of and will miss dearly but know the perfect forever home and family have yet to find this princess. Anyone interested in meeting Inkie should stop by our Highland location anytime during business hours; Monday-Saturday 11:30-5 and Sunday 11:30-3. Questions can be directed to highland@mehs.org.
FEE WAIVED ADOPTION! Contact at 618-656-4405 or click here.



Pontoon Beach Welcomes Officer Dell

Officer Dell was a lateral transfer from South Roxana police department and will make a fine addition to the village of Pontoon Beach. Welcome Officer Dell!


There’s a New Leaf Turning in Pontoon Beach, a Cannabis Leaf

GraniteCityGossip.com 04/19/24

The months of preparation have paid off as the opening date grows nearer for the Cookies Cannabis Dispensary to open its doors in Pontoon Beach, Illinois. While the new dispensary will not be open for the famous 420 day of celebration, excitement is still in the air whether you’re a seasoned cannabis connoisseur or a curious first timer, the dispensary will welcome you with open arms.

Cookies takes pride in offering a diverse menu of products from flower to vapes, edibles, and concentrates, every product undergoes rigorous quality checks. Area customers can explore a range of strains and consumption methods. Stay tuned for the official opening date. It’s time to turn over a new leaf in Pontoon Beach! Located at 5111 St, Highway 111. Website here.


The Synergy of Like Businesses Thriving Together and Attracting Growth

We have all heard the old saying, “Build it and they will come”. Although this line may originate from a fictional story line there may be more truth to the statement than most realize.

GraniteCityGossip.com 04/16/2024

In the bustling landscape of commerce, businesses that share common goods and services often find themselves in a symbiotic dance, one that not only fuels their own success but also beckons other enterprises to join the rhythm. Like-minded businesses create a harmonious ecosystem and draw additional ventures to their vicinity. When similar businesses coexist, they benefit from a collective momentum. Consider a cluster of restaurants in a food district. As one eatery thrives, it attracts more diners, creating foot traffic that spills over to neighboring establishments. The success of one becomes a beacon for others, fostering a sense of community and shared prosperity.

When thinking about shopping districts, businesses with complementary offerings gravitate toward each other. A thriving coffee shop draws freelancers seeking caffeine and camaraderie. Soon, a bookstore, a co-working space, and a new outdoor mall may follow suit. Together, they form a destination, a place where people linger, explore, and spend. In the network of commerce, like businesses create a map of success and their shared presence promotes growth, inspires innovation, and calls out to others to join, invest and become part of the community.


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Scooter’s Coffee House Will Soon Be Brewing in Granite City

GraniteCityGossip.com 04/16/2024 2:00 pm

In the heart of Granite City, a new aroma is wafting through the streets, a blend of freshly roasted coffee beans and anticipation. Scooter’s Coffee House, renowned for its rich brews and warm ambiance, will soon be making its mark in our growing community. Scooter’s Coffee House is more than just a caffeine pit stop. It’s a gathering place, a hub where neighbors exchange morning pleasantries, students huddle over textbooks, and creatives find inspiration in each sip.

Nestled in behind the Popeye’s Chicken restaurant and just before McDonald’s Restaurant on Johnson Road, Scooter’s Coffee House will soon invite you to pull up a chair, sip your favorite brew, and become part of the narrative. Because in this corner of Illinois, coffee isn’t just a beverage, it’s a catalyst for connection.



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Revity Credit Union and the Granite City Park District ‘s”Movie Under the Stars” 2024 Season Announced

GraniteCityGossip.com, March 27, 2024 – 1:10 am

The tradition of “Movie Under The Stars” in Granite City is a cherished summer event that brings the community together. Families and friends convene at Syke’s Field in Wilson Park, creating a cozy atmosphere with blankets and lawn chairs under the night sky. The event fosters a sense of community and belonging, as attendees of all ages—moms, dads, grandparents, and children—enjoy the pre-movie meet and greet, a practice that has been part of this tradition for years.

This season’s lineup includes the action-packed “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant Mayhem” on June 20, the magical “Encanto” on July 18, and the animated adventure “Monsters University” on August 8. These events are not just about watching movies; they’re about creating memories and enjoying the warm summer nights surrounded by loved ones. The inclusion of movie dates and times in the GraniteCityGossip.com Community Calendar ensures that everyone can plan ahead for these enjoyable evenings. It’s a wonderful opportunity for residents to relax, connect, and experience the joy of cinema in the great outdoors.


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