Good Tuesday morning, Evanston.
In 1951, Neil Franke watched as General Douglas MacArthur dedicated Fountain Square and paid tribute to the Evanston residents who died while serving their country.
Franke, who went on to serve as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, returned to Fountain Square on Monday, May 30 – more than 70 years later – to again pay tribute to the men and women of the military who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
The Memorial Day service was sponsored by local veterans groups, including the Evanston American Legion Post 42 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7186. It drew a crowd of more than 150 people.
Evanston Bicycle Club member Joanne Davis, a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, led a group of some 25 club members on a ride to the Fort Sheridan Military Cemetery on Sunday.
The group marked Memorial Day weekend and honored the service members who are buried there with readings of war-related poetry, a minute of silence and the playing of Taps.
Check out more community photo submission in our most recent week in photos.
The story of the Logan family continues in this episode of the Evanston Rules podcast, which features Gilo Kwesi Logan discussing how his name evolved from Gary to Gilo, growing up as a young Black male in Evanston and how his experiences abroad shaped his life and helped define him as a human being.
The episode with his father, retired police Chief Bill Logan, discussed the senior Logan’s contributions to Evanston.
Elsewhere on the RoundTable website
Bring your pup to these Evanston restaurants. Good news, Evanston dog lovers! Ten local restaurant patios have been approved for doggie dining this year, and more permits are in the works, according to Ellyn Golden, Evanston’s Environmental Health Licensing Coordinator.
Ugly Petty. Dear Gabby, What do you think about people who stick their arm in the elevator to get it to open so they don’t have to wait, while the people in the elevator who are trying to get places now have to wait longer?
Levy Senior Center courtyard mosaics bloom year-round. The flowering tile inserts in the Levy Senior Center courtyard are an interesting example of public art, because they were privately, rather than publicly, financed, with initial help from the Evanston Community Foundation.
Rev. Michael Nabors: Letter to the children. Robb Elementary School will never be the same. Nineteen precious students will no longer walk to or be dropped off at school in the morning. Nineteen chairs and desks will be missing each of you.
The Art of Making Art | Marjorie Davidson. Marjorie Davidson is a classically trained pianist who creates landscape oil paintings inspired by her life in the outdoors. Davidson’s inspiration comes from daily walks with her dog along Lake Michigan, while visiting North Carolina’s oceanfront and mountains and on trips to Door County, Wisconsin.
Letter to the Editor: Keep the lakefront clear, no cafe at Arrington Lagoon. It is the long-held mission of the Southeast Evanston Association to staunchly protect the lakefront from private development, so that it remains an unspoiled and peaceful respite from urbanity.
Picturing Evanston. With Memorial Day and warm weather, Evanston’s swimming beaches are open and life is returning to the lake. This view is from the Northwestern campus looking toward Chicago. (Photo by Joerg Metzner)
Farmers’ Market at Church and Dodge begins June 4. The Central Evanston Business Association is organizing a community farmers’ market to be held in the parking lot located at the southeast corner of Church Street and Dodge Avenue.
Check out all that Evanston has to offer in the Summer Program Guide. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department has launched its Summer Program Guide, with information about Starlight Concerts and Movies, athletic programming, classes for seniors and more!
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Around the web
Northwestern freshman dies after plane crash. Weinberg freshman Daniel Perelman, a student pilot, has passed away following a Thursday plane crash in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, authorities announced Monday.
Carvana’s back in business in Illinois, sort of, but Skokie tower still on hold. After having its dealers license suspended in Illinois on May 10, Carvana is back in the business of selling cars in the state, but with restrictions, according to the Illinois Secretary of State’s office.
Q&A: Learn about Grosse Point Lighthouse and the keeper who maintains it. The Daily Northwestern talked with Donald Terras, the lighthouse’s keeper and director of the Lighthouse Park District, about his role in maintaining the lighthouse’s significance on the North Shore.
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