Charter launches phone services in Dupo, Columbia and Waterloo

News-DemocratApril 22, 2013 

Charter Communications is now providing phone services to more metro-east communities.

The St. Louis-based telephone, Internet and cable television provider has announced its Charter Phone service is now available in Dupo, Columbia and Waterloo.

For more information, call 1-888-GET CHARTER (888-438-2427) or go to

The proprietors at Rising Stars, a school uniform retailer at 202 E. Main St. in downtown Belleville, are opening another business next door. Rising Stars Two will open at 200 E. Main St. on May 3 and feature art, jewelry and home decor.

A hair salon has just opened its doors in Collinsville. Hairscapers Salon at 265 St. Louis Road attends to both men and women. Call 223-8667 to find out more.

The Atrium of Belleville has recently reopened its senior living center at 201 S. Belt West following a new addition. Call 235-9300 or go online to to learn more.

Local Realtors is launching a new website for buyers, sellers and others in the metro-east housing market a means to list real estate and the latest news. The Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois in Belleville will roll out on Wednesday. You can find out more about RASI by visiting its website, or calling 277-1980.

And finally, Bethalto mechanical equipment supplier, fabricator and maintenance company GRP has recently donated their time to install new boilers, sold at a steep discount, at a Cottage Hills charity, Community Hope Center. GRP recently installed the new boilers, valued at $77,000. The company sold the units for only $17,000 and provided all of the labor. Community Hope Center has helped provide those in need with food, clothing, education services and shelter since 1988 and currently helps 115 clients a day.

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