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November 18, 2018 


Squeezebox Books and Records - New Location, More Room for Books and Music
One of Mr. Peterson’s favorite things about his job is getting to know his customers, learning about their tastes and interests and letting them know when something that is just perfect for them arrives in the store.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Evanston Resident Wins Prize UK Fiction Prize
Molia Dumbleton has won third prize in this year’s prestigious UK Bridport Prize flash fiction competition for her story “What real men wished they’d dreamed.”
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Evanstonians Protest Threat to Mueller Investigation
Within hours after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out of office by the Trump administration, about 1,000 people gathered for a “Nobody is Above the Law Rapid Response Protest” on Nov. 8 at Raymond Park, at Chicago Avenue and Lake Street.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
New Outdoor Structures Extend Communal Living and Draw In Friends
Through the summer and fall three towers of residential decks each three stories high have been constructed at 805 Sherman Ave. The new structures replace decades-old porch and stair structures and improve upon them, adding shorter and deeper stairs, larger outdoor living areas, enclosed stairwells to protect from harsh winter weather, enclosed private seating areas and a hydraulic lift from ground level for those who cannot climb stairs.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
At the Foster Senior Club, It Is Fashionable to Have Fun
There was mirth aplenty at the “Parade of Fashions” at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center on Oct. 28. The annual fashion show and fundraiser of Evanston’s oldest senior club, the Foster Senior Club, attracts visitors by the score.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Donations Now Being Accepted for Mayor's Holiday Food, Book and Toy Drive
To ensure every Evanston family gets to celebrate this holiday season, Mayor Stephen Hagerty is encouraging all community members to participate in the 10th annual Mayor’s Holiday Food, Book and Toy Drive.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
ESO's Holiday Concert Set for Dec. 2
The Evanston Symphony Orchestra will continue its beloved tradition of collaborating with arts groups from throughout Evanston and the North Shore to celebrate the holiday season.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
A Playground for Creativity Brings Unique Performances to Evanston
When Béa Rashid moved her dance studio, Dance Center Evanston, to Evanston Plaza on the corner of Dempster Street and Dodge Avenue in 2004, she noticed a vacant space next door. Ms. Rashid recognized the potential of the space as a performance venue for dance in particular, with its high ceilings and spacious floor area.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Block Museum's New Graphic Identity: 'What's inside The Block?'
Over the past few years the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University has consistently presented its audiences with surprising and innovative projects, rooted in original, interdisciplinary research.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Pop-Up Stores, Step Aside Introducing the Pop-Up Library
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird
Imagine you’re sitting, waiting, bored. Maybe you’re at the Robert Crown Center, waiting for your kid to get out of hockey practice. Maybe you’re in the waiting room at the Erie Family Health Center waiting for your appointment. Perhaps you’re at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, waiting for a show to begin.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
'Rush'
“Rush,” by author Lisa Paton, is a deeply moving story that takes place in modern-day Oxford, Miss., on the Ole Miss campus of University of
Mississippi.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Indian Music and Dance Come Alive at In-School Music Association Program
Dozens of children wriggled, squealed and danced with excitement at the Evanston In-School Music Association’s latest program Nov. 11 at the Evanston Public Library. The “Music of India” program featured music and dance by Indian performers Sarawathi Ranganathan on veena, Indranil Mallick on tabla and Sai Raghavan on double-headed drum. Gurmeet Marhas danced the Northern Indian classical dance style, called “Kathak,” which means story.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Public Art Murals Beautify City and Build Community
Evanston is looking a little more colorful lately – and it will last long after the burst of autumn color has faded. Thanks to public art initiatives that promote local talent of all ages, railroad viaducts and empty City walls are being transformed into public canvases that build a sense of community.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Central Street Gives Back
Central Street businesses gave back on Oct. 20 when more than 30 Central Street merchants and service providers participated in a first-of-its-kind event to benefit the Evanston Art Center. 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
RoundTable Wins 13 NINAs
Victoria Bussey won awards for best personality profile, best coverage of social issues and best localized news story. Larry Gavin won for best editorial and best education writing. Janet Messenger won two awards for best history feature.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
D & D Finer Foods Marks 45 Years With Oktober Feast
More than 200 people were on hand for the Oktober Feast celebrating D & D Finer Foods’ 45 years in business at 825 Noyes St. 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Evanstonians Remember Victims of Pittsburgh Shooting
Evanstonians gathered at Beth Emet Synagogue the evening of Oct. 28 for an interfaith vigil in remembrance of the 11 Jewish men and women gunned down the day before at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, the deadliest such attack on Jewish Americans in the nation’s history.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Remembering the World War I Armistice With Music and Poetry at St. Luke's
On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, musicians and other artists will present a program of remembrance for the armistice signed at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. Known at times as the Great War and the War to End all Wars, it is now called World War I.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Rembrandt Chamber Musicians Remember The Armistice with 'War and the Human Heart'
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day of World War 1, Rembrandt Chamber Musicians present “War and The Human Heart,” at 6:15 p.m. on Nov. 10 in St. James Cathedral in Chicago.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Pancake Breakfast for Evanston's Neediest
American Legion Post 42 will hold its 33rd annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Legion Hall, 1030 Central St.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
All in A Day's Play
Family Fitness Day at The Mather was all about play. Residents and their families had an opportunity to get fit while having fun. Multiple generations engaged in friendly competition that included a hula hoop contest, egg race and water balloon toss.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
A New Addition to Evanston's Literary Landscape
Chelsea Elward, Evanston-raised and current resident, former elementary school teacher, wife and mom of two children, recently added another title to her impressive résumé, that of business owner. Booked, a new children’s bookstore at 506 Main St., held its official opening on Oct. 20 and 21.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Building Community Through the Arts
“I feel I’ve been stretched, and also inspired. We’re stretching our comfort zones and expanding our sense of community,” said North Shore Choral Society (NSCS) board member Linda Faller about the organization’s collaborative “Arts Reach Evanston” program, designed to help provide a more equitable distribution of experience with the arts in Evanston.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Fleetwood Lunch Program
Stories about hunger told by a Holocaust survivor when she was in third grade stayed with Maryalice Shockey of Elmhurst. She and some friends decided to find a way to help feed hungry children in this country. For the past few years they have organized carnival games and sports events for kids, with the entrance fee going to their hunger project.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Fundraiser for ECF
Nearly 350 guests attended the Celebrate!Evanston fundraiser to benefit Evanston Community Foundation on Oct. 11 at the Hilton Orrington Hotel.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
'A Bright Night for the Arts' at Block
Mayor Stephen Hagerty and the Evanston Arts Council are hosting “A Bright Night for the Arts,” a celebration of the arts in Evanston, at 6 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the Block Museum on the Northwestern University campus.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
And Now For Everyone's Favorite Game: What's In That Dropbox?
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird
A library is a depository for books. That is common knowledge. Any child could tell you as much. But as it happens, libraries also receive an untold number of items that have nothing at all to do with literature.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Park School's Playground - It Took a Village
Evanston’s Park School faculty, students and parents have something to crow about. Thanks to a community effort, at last the renovated Park School Playground for All is open and ready for business.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
International Polar Years Science Collaborations on a Global Scale
Spiky, beeping Sputnik took the world by storm in late 1957 when Soviet rockets flung it into orbit during the global science collaboration called the International Geo-physical Year (IGY). Humanity looked to the skies with awe and doubt as U.S. and Soviet space programs launched a handful of satellites during the 18-month IGY. Back on Earth, thousands of non-space IGY projects were under way from the Equator to the poles, where seeds for the IGY were planted more than 130 years ago.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Great Lakes Compact Turns 10 Amidst Celebrations and Questions
Ten years ago, all eight U.S. states that border the Great Lakes joined the legally-binding Great Lakes–St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, better known as the Great Lakes Compact, to promote water conservation, stimulate data collection on water use and defend against threats.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018



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