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November 12, 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
Students Invited To Enter Mayor Hagerty's Holiday Card Contest
Mayor Stephen Hagerty is inviting young Evanston artists to help design his holiday card.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Design Award for Local Girl Scout
Mayor Stephen Hagerty recently honored Girl Scout Helena Hancko and Troop Leader Betsy Quail. Helena created the winning design for the badge to celebrate the 100th year of Girl Scouting.
Submitted photo

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Change Maker Sarah Co Named'Working Mother of the Year'
Like working mothers everywhere, Evanston resident Sarah Co strives to achieve a balance between work, family, health and outside interests.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Cherry Scholarship Fund Reaches for The Stars at 25th Anniversary Celebration
The Warren “Billy” Cherry Scholarship Fund had a lot to celebrate at its 25th anniversary event, held on Sept. 29 at the Evanston Golf Club in Skokie.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Annual UNICEF Luncheon Focuses on Early Childhood Development
 The UNICEF USA Midwest Regional office USA hosted its Eighth Annual UNICEF Chicago Humanitarian Awards Luncheon on Oct. 7, honoring two Chicagoans who are contributing locally and internationally to the improvement of children’s lives:
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Evanstonian's Horrifying Tale Released for Halloween
Polarity Ensemble Books will release on Halloween a newly revised edition of the dystopian detective novel “Body Mortgage” by Evanston resident Richard Engling.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Coming Soon to a Theater Near You Book-to-Film Adaptations
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird

Oscar season is still months away, but autumn is traditionally the time of year when movie studios start to release the films they feel have the best shot at Oscar gold.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
'Women Are With You'
There is a double helix in most stories of domestic violence – one strand a cycle of adoration, abuse and remorse; the other, a strand of belief, embarrassment and forgiveness.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Annual Storytelling Festival This Weekend
The community is invited to join the Evanston Public Library for a weekend of distinctive storytelling and joyful connection for people of every age in Downtown Evanston including the Evanston Public Library, Bookends and Beginnings, The Celtic Knot Public House, The Merion and the Woman’s Club
of Evanston.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Hispanic Heritage Month Ends With Fiesta!
The second annual Fiesta!, showcasing Latino – also called “Latinx” –  businesses, cuisine and culture marked the end of Hispanic Heritage Month in Evanston. Vendors at the fiesta, held at the Levy Center, offered jewelry, beauty products and food, as well as Internet, legal and financial services.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018



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