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Floating Cares Away

Stress levels are up. The current political climate has many feeling tense, sad, anxious, or depressed, and they are not alone. According to the American Psychological Association’s February 15 report, “Stress in America: Coping with Change,” two-thirds of Americans – including a majority of Republicans and Democrats – say they are stressed about the future. […]

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Options for College Success: Helping Special Needs Students Realize Their Dreams

Most students start school in the fall with some confidence that they will have opportunities and choices when they finish. But the options available to special needs students and their families when they age out of public school are not so obvious. That is where Options for College Success (OCS) plays a vibrant and possibly […]

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Mediterranean Replaces Southern on Church Street

Evanston’s burgeoning restaurant scene recently added a new player. Yahala Inn, billing itself as a “Mediterranean Kitchen,” officially opened for business on Aug. 26 at 825 Church St. Yahala means “Welcome”  in Arabic, and it is fitting nomenclature. The space, formerly occupied by Dixie Kitchen, has been refurbished and redecorated to showcase a multitude of […]

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Local, Handmade Crafts at the Evanston Farmers’ Market

Savvy Evanstonians know to go to the Farmers’ Market every Saturday for the freshest produce, gorgeous flowers, delicious breads and flavorful cheeses. The setting is lovely for leisurely shopping, tasting, conversation, and people watching. But tucked away on the eastern border of the market is a row of artists and artisans selling creative, handmade gift […]

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The Crowded Closet Celebrates Forty Years of Fashion, Fun and Friends

Their customers are like family, according to Mickie Donohue, 78, and Cindy Caldwell, 68, business partners at Evanston’s oldest consignment shop, The Crowded Closet, located at 808 Dempster St. These two stylish women have helped outfit generations of women and built a devoted following of long-time customers, many of whom continue to shop with them […]