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Real M.M.E.N. Honors Two
The Joe “Butch” Martin Fund, established by Denise Martin in memory of her husband, annually presents Real M.M.E.N. (Men Meeting Evanston’s Needs) awards to African American males who demonstrate quiet, long-term leadership and positive role modeling in the Evanston community. This year the awards went to Reverend Monte Dillard, senior pastor at First Church of God Christian Life Center, and Fred Hunter, principal at Lincolnwood School.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Mediterranean Replaces Southern on Church Street
Evanston’s burgeoning restaurant scene recently added a new player. Yahala Inn, billing itself as a “Mediterranean Kitchen,” officially opened for business on Aug. 26 at 825 Church St. Yahala means “Welcome”  in Arabic, and it is fitting nomenclature.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Fundraiser for Flood Victims in Louisiana
Hagerty Consulting, a local emergency-management firm, held food drives earlier this month to aid the recovery efforts for Southeastern Louisiana communities.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Hispanic Heritage Month Kicks Off With Banner Dedication
Community, civic and education leaders gathered at the home of Gina and Juan Carlos Ramirez on Sept. 15, as Father Robert Oldershaw blessed the banners that will be displayed along Dodge Avenue for the next month.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Central Street Business Association Salutes Businesses on Street for 40 Years or More
The Central Street Business Association is glad to report this long street is home to some of the city’s longest-lasting organizations, starting with Northwestern Athletics, founded in 1896, and Flader’s Plumbing, founded in 1918.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Studio5: A New Performing Arts Venue
The Evanston community has a new performing arts venue, and directors Bèa and Steve Rashid are throwing the doors open to the community from Sept. 30-Oct. 2 for the grand opening celebration of Studio5, 1934-38    Dempster St.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Pastor's 20th Anniversary at Wilmette Church
 “My first day at First Congregational Church of Wilmette was August 1, 1996.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
New Board Chair and Members at McGaw Y
The McGaw YMCA recently welcomed six new board members Bob Corbett, Leslie Granchalek, Neal Moglin, John Pratt, Todd Swortzel, and James Wright.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
A Month of Community Art-Making at The Big Draw
Loose bicycle parts, vegetables, and brewers’ yeast are among the unlikely materials chosen to inspire the creativity of Evanstonians who participate in the month-long festival called The Big Draw.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Fall Luncheon Focus: How People Live On $2 a Day (or Less)
Connections for the Homeless invites the community to INSPIRE, a fundraising luncheon, on Sept. 27, featuring H. Luke Shaefer, co-author of the book “$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America.”
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog The Book Bird: Prepping For Election Day
Spoiler Alert: There’s an election this year.  Did I surprise you? I’m sure that since it’s never in the news you probably forgot that we’ll be picking a new president this year. Note: There is no sarcasm font, so I want you to read the preceding sentences in a voice fairly dripping with it.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Open Communities to Present Justice Awards
At the “We All Benefit” Awards event on Oct. 26 at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, Open Communities will recognize the work of volunteers and community members who live the motto of “Welcoming Communities.”
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Perspective Gallery's October Show
In its October 2016 show, Perspective Gallery features the work of two local artists who use atypical processes to produce their creations.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
'Escape From Nigeria: A Memoir Of Faith, Love And War'
On June 9, 1969, a refugee family of a young mother and six children, ages 1 to 10, disembarked at O’Hare Airport to a horde of TV and newspaper reporters and cameras. They were the rare arrival from the fledgling Biafran nation, which was mired in brutal civil war after seceding from Nigeria.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
'Glory Over Everything'
“Glory Over Everything” by Kathleen Grissom is a novel that explores slavery and racism in pre-Abolition America. The story opens in 1830, some 20 years after the events of the author’s New York Times best seller “The Kitchen House.”
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Savoyaires Star to Retire From Cast After This Year
Kingsley Day, long a mainstay performer with the Evanston-based Savoyaires Gilbert and Sullivan theater company, will ply the boards one last time this year in the title role of “Thespis,” for which he wrote the music.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
YWCA Co-Presents: 'Women Hold Up Half the Sky'
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and YWCA Evanston/North Shore are partnering to present the Midwest premiere of a special exhibition at the Museum. “Women Hold Up Half the Sky” identifies one of the central moral challenges of the 21st century – full equality for the world’s women.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
A Bright Night for the Arts
Community members are invited to celebrate Evanston's vibrant arts community at the 3rd annual "A Bright Night for the Arts" event on Thursday, October 6.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
On Sunday, October 2, 2016, members of the Evanston Police Department will be taking part in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® walk event...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Free Clinic Offered by CUB
The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will analyze utility bills at a free clinic to help Evanston residents save potentially hundreds of dollars a year.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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