How do you picture Evanston? What have you seen or done that you can share in photographs? What caught your eye? We would love to see your pictures and keep up with you. Send them to Please put “Week in photos” in the subject line and we’ll share them with the community. Thank you. (And don’t forget to send us pictures of your trick or treaters in action!)

Independence Park was the perfect pumpkin purchase place to be. Coffee, cider, donuts and cupcakes were on hand for happy kids having their faces painted and enjoying the craft table. The Evanston School Children’s Clothing Association has been around since the Great Depression and provides more than 300 District 65 children who need it complete wardrobes, including coats, jeans, shoes, boots and underwear. This pumpkin fundraiser for the all-volunteer group, helps them do what they do, thanks to Coldwell Banker Realty, which donate the pumpkins. Thanks Susan Roche for the pictures.

Warren Lupel and his crew sent us these pictures of a birthday gathering: 14 members of the Evanston YMCA held a 90th birthday lunch for one of their friends, Ed Shinitzky, a retired administrative law judge. Lupel wrote: “The celebrant was jovial and joke-telling and probably more coherent than the remaining 12 or 13 of us. He is a perfect example of what staying fit can do for one.” Happy (belated) birthday, Ed, from your friends at the RoundTable.

This photo from Mike Roche is just a beautiful reminder of the weather we have been enjoying lately. (OK, not the rain but you remember those wonderful days this week, right?) This is the morning of Monday, Oct. 24, at the Arrington Lagoon.

Bee Cox reminds us with this snap taken next to the Robert Crown Center just how breathtaking and bold nature can be when it shows off its fall colors.

Credit: Bee Cox

Ruben Mendoza, the #1 head custodian at Washington School, got a surprise from his daughter and son-in-law, Elias Escalera and Mary Mendoza. “After seeing some pictures of him dressing up in Halloween costumes at school years ago,” said Escalera, “we wanted to bring back the celebration of it all to him and we decided to decorate the house with dragon, witches, reapers and warriors.” Many people stopped to take pictures. Here’s a look:

Jean Cunningham took a look behind the fence at Main Street and Elwood Avenue to get a glimpse of the construction.

Credit: Jean Cunningham

And finally, from cradle to grave: The Cradle, 2049 Ridge Ave., sent us a picture of the orphanage’s founder Florence Walrath on her birthday, Oct. 18. The Cradle staff is starting to comb through the archives in preparation for celebrating its Centennial next year. They also literally gave Walrath a tip of the hat, when staff visited her gravesite in Rosehill Cemetery, where she is buried near her friend, fellow Evanstonian Charles Dawes.

Susy Schultz

Susy Schultz is the editor of the Evanston Roundtable. She has been a journalist for more than 20 years, and is the former president of Public Narrative, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching journalists and...

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