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New Offices in Final Phases of Construction

ISLE Inc. is excited that its “World Headquarters” is almost complete. Located at 32 Fifth Avenue in Downtown Youngstown, the building was constructed in 1894. The original freight elevator is in working order. The office will open in early 2019.

Ted Hardie: Our Elvis is in Heaven

On Friday November 9, 2018, Golden String, ISLE, and Purple Cat memorialized the late, great, Ted Hardie who passed away on October 28th. The Master of Ceremonies was Walter Mootz, Ted’s closest friend and fellow Goldenstringradio.org DJ. A breakfast was provided by Jill Perencevic and Geoff Lewis and funded by Ted’s aunt, Marilyn Morrison and […]

Visit Mrs. Beasley In Downtown Youngstown

Please stop down and knock on the display windows next to our new Golden String Radio Station and Purple Cat music program to say “hey” to our mascot, Mrs. Beasley. Mrs. Beasley can often be seen basking in the sun in the front windows. Mrs. Beasley was a stray who arrived with her baby, Carmen. […]

Geneva on the Lake!

The last days of May 2017 were great ones for some Golden Stringers and ISLE clients. ISLE clients swam, bowled, played basketball and football and frisbee, shopped, and ate french fries and ice cream sundaes on the strip. The trip was coordinated by Jill Perencevic and Lisa Williams. Fifteen individuals participated in the trip. The […]

Video: Help Wanted at ISLE

If you are interested in employment with ISLE, Inc. or The Purple Cat, please fill out our online application .

Business Journal: Jimmy Sutman part 1

Stacia Erdos of The Business Journal interviews Jimmy Sutman of ISLE, The Purple Cat and Golden String Radio . This video originally appeared on The Business Journal here . Check out the next part ● Part 2 »

Business Journal: Jimmy Sutman part 2

Performing theater, serving food, taking care of animals, even deejaying their own radio station—for people with developmental disabilities, life is full of opportunities thanks to Jimmy Sutman. This video originally appeared on The Business Journal here « Part 1   ●   Part 3 »

Business Journal: Jimmy Sutman Part 3

In part three of The Business Journal ‘s Thought Leaders interview, Jimmy Sutman tells us how his staff has grown over the years and why Youngstown is a good home for The Purple Cat. This video originally appeared on The Business Journal here . « Part 2   ●   Part 4 »

Business Journal: Jimmy Sutman Part 4

In part four of The Business Journal ‘s Thought Leaders interview, Jimmy Sutman talks about plans for downtown Youngstown and explains why… Givin’ is Livin’! This video originally appeared on The Business Journal here . « Part 3

The Fishing Cat

ISLE is home to another spectacular piece of art! The ‘Fishing Cat’ masterpiece was done by local artist, Jason Van Hoose. It is located at the 107 W. federal Bldg, (behind the former ISLE office on Phelps..between the Federal Appeals Court & Roberto’s.) Van Hoose said, “I enjoy painting animals and sometimes I paint portraits […]