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Evanston Pet Owners May Not Be Eating Alone If Council Approves Proposal for Dog-Friendly Dining Areas

Outside Dining for Ivy, Too Living as a single person like many Evanston residents during the pandemic, Gretchen Brewster  said she  found her dog a major source of companionship. Ms. Brewster told a City Committee June 7, she and her pet, Ivy, a 7-year-old miniature shiatsu, “have walked many miles together, shared morsels, and learned […]

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The Evanston Public Library’s Summer Calendar is Packed with Outdoor Events, Hosted in Parks Across Evanston

The Evanston Public Library takes its programming outside for the 2021 summer. The upcoming calendar boasts block parties, ward festivals, gatherings in parks, events for teens, programs in Spanish, and more.  The library’s engagement team is eager to involve the community in more library events, and since Evanston is still emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

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Remembering Mr. B: ‘The Heart and Soul of Orrington Elementary School’

Orrington Elementary School sits in a cozy northeast Evanston neighborhood, where children play on the streets and neighbors mingle over a glass of wine.  Despite rising temperatures and the growing spirit of summer, the community collectively mourns a loss from the previous summer. Michelet Boursiquot, known by most as Mr. B, passed away last July […]

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A Musical Round of Vaccines

There is a sly contagion in “Vaccination Round,” an a cappela card of thanks to Anthony Fauci from singer-songwriter Kristin Lems and friends. The five-part round features Ms. Lems (“Astra Zeneca”), Carol Liner (“J. and J.”), Tom Cortese (“Moderna”), Tery Veras (“Pfizer”) and Lauran Miller (“Sputnik”) each singing the name of a Vaccine . The song ends with […]