Main Street Barber is a nice place to get your hair cut; with three female barbers, things move fairly quickly. However, there is a lot more 'talk' than I've experienced elsewhere. Cost is affordable - around $10 per cut - and these women do an excellent job cutting hair. However, I still prefer another local barber; having visited here twice, I doubt I will be back. Nothing especially wrong with them - just not perfect for me.
Have only recently relocated to this area, I am new to Danny's but was referred here by several friends...and I have not been disappointed. I had not visited a 'real' barber in years, instead using a hair salon run by women, and Danny's is a nice change. Price here is affordable - around $10 per cut - and rarely do I wait more than 10-15 minutes to get my hair cut. I am quickly becoming a 'regular' as I have not been better pleased by other local options.
Being a person who LOVES sweets, I was delighted to discover My Daddy's Cheesecake years ago, and until last year, I used to have them ship me a cheesecake for special occasions. The goods here are just amazing; a family favorite of ours was the 'cheesecake on a stick." Appearing like an ice cream treat, this is a piece of cheesecake covered in chocolate and placed on a stick....they are frozen so they remain solid and are such a delightful, rich snack. Located in historic Cape by the Mississippi River, I would encourage anyone who at all enjoys sweets to stop by.
I truly love sweets, and Mrs. Siebolds has never disappointed me. Baked goods here have the homemade quality so lacking in chain foods and products, and I think the staff here can make most anything. They have made several cakes for family functions for us and we always get rave reviews. Their gooey butter cake is a Southern specailty that just cannot be duplicated. Nice employees and affordable price - we highly recommend.
The library at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is really first rate...the only 'problem' with it is that it can be a little confusing to find what you are looking for because there is just so much here! Fortunately they have wonderful 'informaiton' service workers who can explain the online catalog of books and other perdioicals. The library also has wireless internet, making it a great place to study or put together than important area. The building may be a little old, but the services and materials within certainly do not reflect age.
The Tri-Township Library is filled with helfpul people who just want to let folks READ! Employees here are quick to assist you in finding just the right book...and here, audio books and various movies are also available. The library also has a monthly book sale in which donated items are sold at very inexpensive prices (twenty-five or fifity cents, typically). Programming for youngsters here is also very good.
The McCoy Memorial Library is truly a historic treasure buried in a small town....it has the charm of years past and the area feels so lucky to have it utilized as a library that is charming to all. It is filled with little rooms, all of which are decorated historically and filled with books. The library offers tours several days each week and decorates beautifully for the Christmas holidays. I would encourage anyone to stop to learn more about Southern Illinois and view some age old architecture first hand.
This golf club is just fantastic; set right outside of Edwardsville, few seem to know of OakBrook and for that reason it is relatively easy to play a quick round here during the week. Cost here is also quite low; it is under $15 to play and rent a cart even as a nonmember. Membership fees are right around $1000 per year. Course itself is well-maintained and staff very friendly...they can't make you a great golfer, but they certainly do a nice job making this a comfortable place to enjoy the sport.
We are originally from a small town...and for that reason, I am continually amazed at the services that larger areas like Collinsville can offer. The Collinsville Recreation Center offers reduced cost at Splash City because there is no official town pool; Splash City is a waterpark designed for younger children that has an awesome number of slides, pools, and wading areas. There is also a very nice gym within the city rec center. Great way to 'use' your tax dollars!
I just visited this toy store earlier in the week, so I'm unsure why it is appearing as no longer available....but regardless, this store is every child's dream! Thankfully my grandduaghter isn't old enough to 'beg' to visit yet, but I'm sure it will happen as we so enjoy taking her here. The toys are 'on her level' and the employees are wonderful at helping us find 'just the right thing' to take home. They are not pushy - just actually helpful!