Evanston Grows
Friday evenings are the official harvest time at Perry Park's West End Garden, but fresh produce is available for picking all week long. (Photo by Monica Fox)

Lee Street Beach sparkled earlier this week, amid rising temperatures and hordes of beach-goers.

Evanston is looking greener than ever! Last week’s Glorious Garden Walk, hosted by the Garden Club of Evanston, put six local gardens on display, but no fear if you missed it. The Evanston Environmental Association is also hosting a garden walk this Sunday. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets!

  • June 18, 2022

Speaking of green, Sweetgreen celebrated its grand opening Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Located at Fountain Square, 1601 Sherman Ave., the restaurant offers healthy bowls and salads.

Snip goes the ribbon Tuesday at the ceremonial opening of Sweetgreen on Sherman Avenue. Credit: Wendi Kromash

Speaking of new restaurant space, did you notice that Farmhouse Evanston, 703 Church St., has a new outdoor seating area? It’s a nice view with a lovely breeze.

Farmhouse Evanston is opening up a new outdoor patio, 703 Church St.

This year’s Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate was a moment to move but also, the organizers said, to act on race relations in Evanston and the nation.

The event has been held every year since 2000, a year after former Northwestern University basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong was shot and killed while jogging near his Skokie home with two of his children.

Adina Keeling is a photojournalist and reporter, covering city news, sustainability, schools, and art. She also investigates mental health systems and environmental injustices in Evanston, and puts together...