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NorthShore Pledges $900,000 to Help Erie Family Health Center Expand
NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) has pledged $900,000 to Erie Family Health Center to go in part to Erie’s planned expansion of its health center in Evanston.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Justin Wynn Leadership Academy Holds 9th Annual Food Drive
More than 50 Wynners (grades 5-12) collected food from their neighbors and then sorted and bagged the food at Kingsley School for three community organizations.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Domestic Violence Discussion Dec. 6
Peaceable Cities Evanston will host a panel discussion on Domestic Violence from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 6 the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
SNAP Registration Help Available
Staff from the Greater Chicago Food Depository will be on hand to help individuals and families apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits between 4 and 7 p.m. on Dec. 15 in the Newberry Room of the Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Evanston Business Owner Selected 1 of 100 To Attend Leadership Summit
Each year, the Yelp Corporation invites 100 business owners from across North America to its San Francisco headquarters for a business leader summit. This year’s event, Coast-To-Coast: Community Powered Progress, was held November 15-16 and Jaime Leonardi, co-owner of Evanston based Stumble & Relish was among the few invited.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
NaKorn Opens on Orrington Avenue
NaKorn, which means “Metropolitan” in Thai, officially opened its doors to Evanstonians last month. The restaurant started, the owners say, “with our belief that authentic Thai food should be found not only in Thailand, but here, as well.”
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Red Cross, Fire Department Install Smoke Alarms
The American Red Cross, joined by the Evanston Fire Department, installed more than three dozen free smoke alarms and educated families about fire safety in Evanston neighborhoods on Nov. 12 as part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, a multi-year, nationwide five-year campaign with a goal to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25%.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
'Love Don't Pay the Rent' More Than a Slogan For Connections
The phrase “Love Don’t Pay the Rent” may sound like the beginning of a bluesy ballad, but most who have seen those signs here can see from the faces beneath the slogan that the issue goes deeper than a poster or a song.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Walking Tall to Aid Assault Victims
Members of the Evanston Police Department were among those who took part in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes walk event hosted by the Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Perspective Gallery Benefit Dec. 3
The public is invited to Perspective Art Gallery, 1310 Chicago Ave., to meet the artists while enjoying refreshments, appetizers, and wine at the annual fundraiser.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
A World Premiere
In December, Music at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church will present the world premiere performances of Francis Lynch’s new Christmas opera, “Joseph’s Gift,” a retelling of the story of Christ’s nativity from the viewpoint of the forgotten man, Joseph.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Trethewey Joins NU Faculty
Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Natasha Trethewey will join Northwestern University’s department of English at the start of the 2017-2018 academic year.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
NAACP Honors Five at Annual Banquet
With the theme “Our Lives Matter, Our Votes Count,” the Evanston/North Shore branch of the NAACP held its 52nd annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Nov. 5.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Local Literary Awards and Evanston Writers
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird
Local Literary Awards and Evanston Writers

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
MIC Dedicates Puth Family Theater
On Nov. 9, the Music Institute of Chicago welcomed the Puth family, longtime Music Institute supporters, to 1702 Sherman Ave. for the official renaming of its black box theater as the Puth Family Theater, named in honor of Betsey L. Puth.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
ETHS Student Stages ACLU Benefit Concert
The week before the election, ETHS sophomore Tess Dinerstein was shopping for apartments in Canada.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
'The Book That Matters Most'
“The Book That Matters Most” by Ann Hood is a novel about the rediscovery of the power of literature. Every character in this novel is affected by something they read.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
DAR Honors Willard Association Director
On Nov. 9, the Fort Dearborn Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter hosted the ceremony to present the DAR Historic Preservation Medal to Glen J. Madeja, Executive Director of the Frances Willard Historical Association.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Small-scale Magic at Mill Creek Miniatures
Forty years ago, Judith Lewin created a gift that put stars in a little girl’s eyes and jump-started a career that eventually led her and her business, Mill Creek Miniatures, to 1127 Florence Ave.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Enabling Garden Coming to Dobson Plaza Healthcare
Chris Lambton, host of HGTV’s “Growing Yard,” came to Evanston on Nov. 3 as, one might say, a working guest. Slated to be the keynote speaker at GROW, the fundraiser for Random Acts of Flowers (RAF) that evening, Mr. Lambton met with staff and residents of Dobson Plaza to create a concept design for an enabling garden.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016



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