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Northwestern’s ‘Tiny House’ Promotes Sustainability Awareness

A 128-square-foot self-sufficient Tiny House stationed on the Northwestern University campus along Sheridan Road opened its door to the public during the week of March 5. The house was inspired by the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company and created by engineering students from the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science for a class project. The […]

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Volunteers to Go Bald For Pediatric Cancer Research

Evanston resident 10-year-old Ainsley Burns is a pediatric cancer survivor who is at the heart of a head-shaving event to raise money for pediatric cancer research with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Volunteers will have their heads shaved at the McGaw YMCA Children’s Center, 1420 Maple Ave., later today. As the event’s honor child, Ainsley, who […]

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Volunteers to Shave Their Heads for Pediatric Cancer Research Event

Evanston resident ten-year-old Ainsley Burns is a pediatric cancer survivor who is at the heart of a head shaving event to raise money for pediatric cancer research with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Volunteers will have their heads shaved at the McGaw YMCA Children’s Center,1420 Maple Ave., on March 15. As the event’s honor child, Ainsley […]

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Local Artist Draws Inspiration from Architecture

Local artist Victor Nelson attributes a career in architecture as inspiration for his artwork in contemporary sculpture. Mr. Nelson was the featured artist for the month of February at the Evanston Public Library, where six of his abstract metal sculptures were on display. Mr. Nelson incorporates geometric design, architectural form and an artist’s eye to […]

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Nelson’s Artwork on Display at Evanston Public Library

Local artist Victor Nelson attributes a career in architecture as inspiration for his artwork in contemporary sculpture. Mr. Nelson is the featured artist for the month of February at the Evanston Public Library, where six of his abstract metal sculptures are on display. Mr. Nelson incorporates geometric design, architectural form and an artist’s eye to […]

Posted inUncategorizedYouth/Sports

New Middle-School Basketball League Teaches Skills and Teamwork on and off the Court

The Evanston Township High School Pride Boys Feeder Basketball program is making its way through its first season by excelling both on and off the court according to head coaches. The program’s founders say collaborative efforts of volunteer coaches, community sponsorship and the support of parents have given local boys the chance to grow athletically […]

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Five Businesses Close, A Handful of New Ones Open

Five businesses, two of them long-standing in the community and all popular to their loyal customers, closed their doors before the New Year. Despite closures, nine new businesses have opened or will open soon around town. Merle’s Barbeque, 1727 Benson Ave., closed after 20 years of service in the neighborhood. Merle’s website said the restaurant […]

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Evanston Resident Wins Louisiana Sweet Potato Recipe Contest

The sweet potato is a versatile root vegetable offering many benefits to health. Native to South America, the plant was domesticated there approximately 5,000 years ago. Since then it has become a staple at many Thanksgiving dinners. Sweet potatoes contain beta-carotene, which regulates the production and turnover of the body’s cells for healthy skin and […]