Good Sunday morning, Evanston.

To those celebrating Christmas and those who do not, we send warm, merry wishes. From now through Jan. 2 the RoundTable will be sending out shorter newsletters to keep in touch over the holiday week.

Credit: Richard Cahan

Today, Richard Cahan celebrates one year of his photo series, At This Time (he took both of those two photos above). He has captured life in Evanston – the city’s government, its businesses, its organizations, its people and its beauty and strength. All that in some 300 photos, each with a few lines of text. “If done right, the words and pictures work together, and my photos become a collaboration between me and you,” he writes. “The fun of doing this work is I get to learn every day.”

Credit: Duncan Agnew

For debaters, an early Christmas gift arrived Friday in an email announcing District 65 would be joining a debate league for middle schoolers to participate in throughout the upcoming winter and spring.

Columnist Jean Cunningham (front left). Credit: Evan Girard

A columnist, reader and fan, Jean Cunningham shares why she believes in the RoundTable, Evanston’s nonprofit news source. She reads to keep up with what’s happening, in government, schools and the arts. And she enjoys the RoundTable’s local focus: “it only has information concerning Evanston, my cherished hometown.”

Credit: Heidi Randhava

This year the first day of Kwanzaa and the last day of Hanukkah both fall on Dec. 26. A celebration of both holidays will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Fountain Square, and the city’s annual Kwanzaa Festival will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Robert Crown Community Center.

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Time’s running out to become a member during the RoundTable’s NewsMatch campaign, where every dollar you contribute is doubled by generous local and national funders. There are just a few days left – please chip in now!

And, while we’re on the subject of photography: Contribute $150 or more to the campaign, and you’ll receive Evanston Scenes, a special collection of 10 greeting cards featuring the award-winning photography of RoundTable photographers Richard Cahan and Joerg Metzner!

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