Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Visit Cape

If you love an adrenaline rush, Cape Splash is tailor-made for you. Barrel down the 259 foot triple drop slide or, if you’ve got the courage take on the 265 free fall slide. If you’re more interested in getting a tan bask in the sun while the kids enjoy the lazy River and Pirate Ship Playground. Cape Splash is open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm daily all summer long.

Visit Cape

History buffs, we have the perfect opportunity to interact with the past. Fort D, Built under the direction of John Wesley Powell in 1861 the earthen walls still standing will be buzzing on the fourth of July. Visit with reenactors who are descendants of men who served in Powell’s Battery F, Second Illinois Light Artillery. Take a moment to read the interpretive signs on the grounds and if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! Wear your red, white, and blue and enjoy the celebration.

flickr user David Pursehouse (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

The comedian Buddy Hackett used to tell the story about a man who didn't know anything about farming but who bought a farm anyway. A friend asked him what he was going to plant. "Razor blades and cabbages," the would-be farmer told him. "What could you possibly get out of that?" his friend asked. The landowner replied, "Coleslaw."

You can't blame that man for experimenting with "cutting-edge" agricultural methods. After all, coleslaw is the perfect accompaniment to grilled meats, chicken, and fish that so often are the mainstays of summer meals.

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The property containing Old McKendree Chapel and Cemetery has been established as Jackson's first local historic landmark.

Approved by the city’s board of aldermen on Monday, the site resides as the first and only listing under their Historic Preservation Ordinance.

Ed Sheeran's syrupy, Grammy-winning single "Thinking Out Loud" is now at the center of two lawsuits.

The ginger troubadour was first sued over the hit song last year by the heirs of Edward Townsend, Jr., a co-writer of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On," which they claim "Thinking Out Loud" cribs from enough to warrant a lawsuit.

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