Something I have learned A LOT about over the last couple of years and that I have recently MAJORLY incorporated into my life is volunteering. So many people want to be involved in our community but are not quite sure where to start. I’m here to help you! I have a few different opportunities for you to get involved with this summer that I am excited to tell you about! And if my projects do not interest you, but you still want to get involved, I can most definitely point you in the right direction!Continue Reading
One of my favorite parts of Danville is the downtown area. It is actually the specific place that changed my entire attitude about Danville and made me open my eyes to what is really happening here. It was last summer when I really saw the change. The Summer Sounds concerts began to grow bigger and better…Culture Shock brought in a whole new world right in our back yard…new businesses began to pop up that were working hard to make a difference in the downtown area.
As I sat down to plan out this series, I knew I had to designate a day to let everyone else see what I saw and continue to see about our amazing Downtown Danville. I believe this is the epicenter of change for our community.Continue Reading
“Fresh is best!” is the motto at Cafe 13 where owners Carla Cahill and Jason Allen are prepared to present you the freshest food around paired with amazing beverages served up alongside an amazing environment full of local nostalgia and talent. The couple opened up the cafe last July and have brought a unique flair to the downtown Danville area. They bring a made-from-scratch fresh menu that is simple, clean, and affordable for everyone. Continue Reading
The summer of 2015 was a summer of change…not only in my life, but in my city. The sound of community, hope, and promising opportunity rang throughout Downtown Danville through events like Summer Sounds and Culture Shock. Home base (for myself, many of the bands, volunteers, and patrons who attend events like these) is a little place tucked into the alley – Fatman’s Warehouse. Fatman’s serves as a favorite spot for music, fun, great people, and is owned and ran by Vermilion County native – Heather Pierce.Continue Reading
What I really love the most about what I am doing is that I get to meet people with a burning passion for Danville and Vermilion County. At this particular meeting, I quickly realized that there are a whole mess of people who are working their butts off to make Danville great. I walked away from this interview with more pride for my city than ever before – things are changing, people. The foundation has been put into place. Let’s rally and stand behind these citizens who have great vision for our great town. One of these people is Peter Blackmon.Continue Reading