Community members reacted with a mixture of disbelief and sadness to the news of the sudden passing of two Evanston religious leaders in the week before Labor Day. Both played large roles in the fight for more equitable rights. In the deaths, first of Reverend Zollie Webb, pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, and then of Dr. […]
Anna: “Want to paint tonight?” Friend: “Sounds good!” The Pandemic has seriously affected everyone, but Anna Hershinow has successfully embraced the forced changes in her life to her advantage. The restaurant where she serves had to shut down last November, so Anna needed to quickly find a way to generate income. During high school in […]
The Evanston community is invited to celebrate the back-to-school season at the ’Kits, ’Cats and Kids Block Party on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The community-wide block party, which in past years was a downtown event, this year will be held at the Evanston Township High School Band Field. The field is […]
Northwestern music majors Eden Stargardt (left), from Grand Rapids, and Blaine Dodson, from Baton Rouge, practice French horn in the campus garage by the music building. They said the acoustics were great and it was “much better than practicing in a stuffy rehearsal room.” Both are seniors planning on an orchestral career.
Cydney Crain Post was born and raised in Milwaukee and then moved to the East Coast, but it never quite felt right. “I always felt like a Midwesterner in Manhattan,” she said. Crain Post and her husband decided to move back to the Midwest and while choosing a suburb near Chicago, they came across Evanston. […]
The numbers, while daunting, only begin to explain the enormity of one Evanston man’s experience with COVID-19. Eight weeks in the hospital, mostly in the intensive care unit. Twenty-nine days hooked up to a ventilator during two different spans of time – the first one lasting 10 days, the second 19 days – neither of […]
Dear Gabby, When I get up in the morning I am rather drowsy, but as often as not, my spouse insists on asking me important and weighty questions just as I am inserting my toothbrush into my mouth. Sometimes their questions have to do with our finances, or an important work decision, or even, god […]
Thursday night’s marimba concert at Dawes Park was a hit, but don’t worry if you missed it. They’ll be back Friday night at 5:30, 6:00-8:30 or 9.
The Troop 916 family joined together recently to recognize Daniel Meeks and Erik Lechleitner for achieving the highest rank in scouting – Eagle Scout. This Court of Honor was delayed over a year due to the pandemic and the scout’s college schedules, but finally family and friends were able to join together at the Evanston […]
After more than a year of COVID-enforced silence, the Evanston Symphony Orchestra finally got to perform live on Aug. 30. The audience and musicians loved it. “This is the first time we’re playing in public in 18 months,” said Music Director Lawrence Eckerling, and the crowd of several hundred people in the open air bowl […]