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Survey to Gather Public Input
The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority- Delta Chi Omega Chapter are developing a strategic plan and are interested in feedback from general members of the community.
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Monday, July 18, 2016
TreeKeepers Training Program Registration
Through July 23, those who live, work or attend school in Evanston can take advantage of early registration for the fall 2016 Openlands TreeKeepers Training Program, an eight-day course focused on managing and reducing the threats to forest health.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Erie Family Health Center and Metropolitan Family Services Partner to Provide Services
Erie Family Health Center and Metropolitan Family Services Evanston/Skokie Valley Center (Metropolitan) are partnering to offer Parenting Fundamentals, a culturally sensitive parenting curriculum, and also to expand behavioral health services to children and families at the Erie Evanston/Skokie Health Center (Erie E/S), 1285 Hartrey Ave. in Evanston.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
DAR Awards Grant to Willard House Interior Restoration Project
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will donate $9,900 to the Frances Willard Historical Association for its interior restoration project of Willard House, 1730 Chicago Ave. Funding for this project was made possible through the sponsorship of the Fort Dearborn Chapter, located in Evanston.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Boosting America's Health With Fortified Foods
In 1941, the Doughnut Corporation of America marketed “Vitamin Donuts” made with newly developed vitamin-enriched flour. Their ads implied that the doughnuts’ 25 units of vitamin B1 would supply “pep and vigor.” Finally, doughnuts as health food.
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Lights Create Magic in Shakespeare Garden
For the first time in its near-100-year history, the Shakespeare Garden at Northwestern University is visible at night, lit up like a scene from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Collaboration for New Design in WestEnd
The Evanston WestEnd district is composed of several small- to mid-size commercial enterprises and manufacturing and technology companies bounded on the north and south by Greenwood and Main streets and on the east and west by Dodge and Pitner avenues.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Evanstonian Is New Artistic Director for Theatre at the Center
Theatre at the Center announces its first season under the leadership of new Artistic Director, Linda Fortunato of Evanston. Theatre at the Center’s 2017 season is comprised of a variety of works ranging from Broadway musicals to a Chicagoland premiere play and a holiday classic.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
2016 Girl Scout Gold Award
Valentia Sundell, center, received the Girl Scout Gold Award at the ceremony on June 4.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Katalyst Technologies Named One of the 'Best Workplaces for Millennials'
Katalyst Technologies, located at 500 Davis St., has been listed in 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2016, published by the consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Evanston Resident In The Prague Summer Nights-Young Artist Festival 
Theresa Egan, a rising operatic soprano and Evanston resident, participated in world-renowned Prague Summer Nights Young Artists Music Festival from June 12 to July 10.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
YWCA Announces New Hire
As it continues to expand its economic empowerment services, YWCA Evanston/North Shore has appointed Shannon Callahan as women’s leadership and economic advancement director.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
ECF Presents 2016 Awards
At its 2016 Grant Awards Celebration, the Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) announced competitive and strategic grants totaling more than $800,000.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
ECF CEO Talks About the Community and the Foundation
When Monique Brunson Jones came to Evanston Community Foundation last year, it was with the head of a businesswoman and the heart of a social worker.  Before becoming CEO of the Foundation, she was Director of Programs at the Chicago Foundation for Women, where she led a staff of 14 and oversaw a budget of $3.8 million. She also previously worked as Director of the Office of Violence Prevention in the Cook County Department of Health and served in clinical and management positions with the Jane Addams Hull House Association.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
More Than Just the Machines: Evanston Stitchworks
Amalia Malos, owner of Evanston Stitchworks, 906 Sherman Ave., has always been a craftsperson. Even as a little girl, she recognized the value of something handmade, whether the object was food, something to wear, or a decorative object.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
New Edition of 'Smart But Stuck, Overcoming Frustrations From Learning Disabilities'
Evanston resident Myrna Orenstein has issued a third edition of her book, “Smart But Stuck, Overcoming Frustrations from Learning Disabilities.”
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
PBS Launches Second Season of 'Wild Travels'
Evanston’s Harvey Moshman returned to WTTW Channel 11 this past weekend with another season of “Wild Travels,” a six-episode series that celebrates the quirky side of America.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
'This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance'
Helen Simonson sets her historical novel “The Summer Before the War” in the small, seaside village of Rye, in East Sussex in 1914. Beatrice Nash arrives with one trunk, crates of books and a bicycle in tow, hired by the school board upon Agatha Kent’s recommendation to teach Latin at the village school.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
'This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance'
Helen Simonson sets her historical novel “The Summer Before the War” in the small, seaside village of Rye, in East Sussex in 1914. Beatrice Nash arrives with one trunk, crates of books and a bicycle in tow, hired by the school board upon Agatha Kent’s recommendation to teach Latin at the village school.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Our House Is a House Plus a Village
On a quiet, tree-lined north Evanston block with modest houses, a tidy gray clapboard two-flat is both a shelter and a home for five previously homeless young men. Our House is the name of both the physical structure and the ambitious social service program under the umbrella of Evanston’s well established Connections for the Homeless.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016



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