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The tree is lit and the Christmas season is ready to begin. Here are a collection of photos from our recent visit with Santa....[Read More]
Riverbender.com was full of fun Christmas spirit Friday, November 21, while 3 young musicians played Christmas hymns on the balcony as hundreds of patrons visited the Open House at the community ...[Read More]
When Lincoln and Liberty Middle School in Edwardsville meet in any type of sport, records are thrown out and the cross-community rivalry ensues.  This week’s Liberty-Lincoln Middle School ...[Read More]
The Edwardsville High School girls swim team captured an IHSA sectional crown with 287 points on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Chuck Fruit Aquatic Center. The Tigers finished ahead of Springfield High, w...[Read More]
The streets were filled with costumed spectators as float after float poured candy all the way down Broadway and up the streets of Piasa. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PARADE GALLERY BY ERICH KASSLER (7...[Read More]
Though the weather was cold, enthusiasm was very warm as Edwardsville residents filled the streets to celebrate Veteran's Day with its 95th annual parade....[Read More]
2014 Alton Halloween Parade Photos courtesy of Erich Kassler.  If you have photos of the parade or any other event that you wouldl like to share with the community send them to news@riverbender.c...[Read More]
Over 200 supporters showed up to ‘Walking for Wellness: Stop Heroin’ wearing brightly colored t-shirts with the words “STOP HEROIN” printed boldly on the front Saturday, Octobe...[Read More]
The first annual fall festival was enjoyed by so many this past Saturday, October 4th , 2014.  It was an affordable day of fun with something for everyone and for people of all ages.  This e...[Read More]
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