I walked from Evanston to the Bean

On June 10, I walked from my home in Evanston to the Bean in downtown Chicago. As a California native, I miss going on long hikes, and I’ve had trouble accessing Cook County trails without a car. The 13-mile trek to the Bean felt like the perfect all-day excursion to keep my restlessness at bay, so I forced my friend Payton Miner to join me, and at 11:30 a.m., we began our journey. …

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: YWCA Evanston/North Shore is committed to eliminating racism and empowering women, and we support District 65 administrators and school board’s anti-racism and anti-oppression work. A few years ago, we supported the district’s leadership as they embarked […]


Peggy Tarr: Scatter Rugs Be Gone

While out of town, a neighbor – a retired beautician whom I shall call Ann, volunteered to cut my hair. She had done so when I visited a year or so […]

Peggy Tarr: Bored?

At a July 4th get-together, one person asked if the month of July had a National Month designation. No one knew. I decided to Google the question. Wow! There were at least […]

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One Pandemic Activity I’m Not Giving Up

My dining room table holds the square outline of a jigsaw puzzle. In piles around the square, I’ve sorted pieces by color. Slowly, painstakingly, I am filling in the outline. […]

A Modest Farewell

Hello, Evanston, We are taking the center column this morning, June 28, to let you know that we are retiring from our editorial and leadership positions at the RoundTable. Our […]

A Telephone Game Every Day

As a child and as an adult, I participated in the “telephone game” at get-togethers.  As many of you probably know, the “telephone game” begins with one person whispering a […]

Les Jacobson: Two-Track America

Notes from the Lake Shore Limited, which leaves 3:30 in the afternoon three days a week from Penn Station in New York and arrives at Union Station in Chicago 20 […]

All District 65 Parents Receive the Ganser Award

Dear PTAs of the Evanston/Skokie School District 65: The Phyllis Ganser Outstanding PTA Volunteer of the Year Award was created by the PTA Council to honor Phyllis Ganser, who passed […]


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