Keep Carbondale Beautiful has named a house on Elm Street a "Bright Spot". From the press release:
Carbondale’s Elm Street could be considered a Bright Street, with enthusiastic gardeners occupying most of the homes between Poplar and James. Nevertheless, the Sloboda home at 705 West Elm stands out right now, with an explosion of blanket flowers and purple coneflowers across the front sidewalk. Chief gardener Stacey Sloboda (Paul does the mowing) credits the previous owners, especially Caryl Cox, for creating the gardens, which Stacey has maintained and grown into.
The Keep Carbondale Beautiful, Inc., Board selects businesses or residences to receive the Bright Spot Award for enhancing the beauty of our community by means of revitalization of property, new construction, plantings and beautification, upkeep and maintenance, or rehabilitation.