Good Tuesday morning, Evanston.

Steve Brunton celebrates after completing the last mile of his Appalachian Trail journey. Credit: Steve Brunton

Feel a need to stretch your legs after all those holiday meals? Take some inspiration from Evanstonian Steve Brunton, who covered 2,194 miles, the complete length of the Appalachian Trail, over eight months last year. It makes that 30 minutes on the treadmill easier to accomplish, doesn’t it?

Striding forward ….

Artist Socorro Mucino takes a selfie in her studio. Her artistry is expressed in the anthotype print images she creates. Credit: Socorro Mucino

Stretch your mind as well as muscles

Printmaker Socorro Mucino literally develops and prints photographs using various processes – not with a digital click or by sending a well-liked photo off to a photo lab, but by applying a variety of chemicals and UV light to expose images. Art inspires; this story may make you look at your old photos in new ways.

Dear Gabby: How do I respond when people ask me about my daughter, whom I had when I was just 13? It was a bad and scary situation at the time, but my parents helped me raise her, and she is a great girl who just turned 21.

COVID-19 by the numbers: 17 new cases and no new deaths were reported Dec. 29, the last day the city updated totals. The seven-day average is 14.86 cases per day.

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Credit: Lauren Ruiz

People with special needs need this woman. Lauren Ruiz finds that providing inclusion to Evanstonians with special needs includes advocacy and awareness. She is figuring out ways to provide safe and successful opportunities for people to participate to the fullest extent of their abilities.

Roller skating returned briefly to Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center last week. Skating used to be a beloved part of the center at 1655 Foster St., but that ended when Fleetwood’s basketball court floor was flooded and replaced in 2018. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department hired a vendor to lay a temporary plastic floor for one day.

Today is the last day of our holiday-abbreviated newsletters. The daily digest returns in full tomorrow.

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