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How Long Will I Cry?" Exploring Voices of Youth Violence
Evanston Public Libraryand the Dajae Coleman Foundation are set to make this summer a time of reflection, learning, and discussion about youth violence.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
LEED Gold for Central Station Apartments
Central Station, 1720 Central St., has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, announced developer M&R Development. This makes the 80-unit midrise the first new-construction suburban rental building to be awarded this designation, according to usgbc.org.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Celebrates 35th Anniversary
Community members are invited to a reception at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. at 6 p.m. on July 12 to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Evanston’s Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Evanston Resident Receives Congressional Gold Medal for Civil Air Patrol Service During World War II
World War II required the full commitment of the U.S. military and its civilians at home. The volunteer Civil Air Patrol was formed just one week before the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Boltwood - the Restaurant, Not the School - Opens with Farm-to-Table Cuisine
John Kim’s newest Evanston business brings a local connection that many Evanston residents should recognize. On June 12, Mr. Kim along with Chicago chef and Evanston native Brian Huston, opened Boltwood, a restaurant that serves farm-to-table, eclectic American cuisine. Named for Henry Boltwood, the first principal of Evanston Township High School, the restaurant opened in the space that Pan-Asian restaurant LuLu’s, an Evanston staple for 21 years, vacated when it closed in February.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Filming at Foodstuffs
Chicago company Octane Rich Media Ltd.’s executive producer James Forni and crew filmed an ad at Foodstuffs on Central Street last on June 22.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Fountain Square Arts Festival Celebrates Its 35th Year
The Fountain Square Art Festival was held on June 28-29.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Grant for Meals At Home
Meals at Home announces that it has received a $5,000 grant from the Hillshire Brands Foundation. The funds will be used to support the home delivery of nutritious meals to individuals who cannot prepare their own meals.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
It's Thursday, Let's Dance!

Now in its 15th year, It’s Thursday, Let’s Dance! will offer free dancing in downtown Evanston in its new location at the 1603 Orrington Ave. plaza. Dance instruction by Blaze the Floor Dance will be offered each week from 6 to 6:45 p.m., followed by live music and dancing from 7 to 9 p.m.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Annual Green Ball Attracts Hundreds
The third annual Evanston Green Ball was co-presented on May 30 by the Evanston Environmental Association and the City of Evanston.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Ribbon-Cuttings at Two Chicago Avenue Boutiques
Third Ward Alderman Melissa Wynne and Elaine Kemna-Irish of the Evanston Chamber of Commerce celebrated the openings of Dragonfly, 1309 Chicago Ave., and Stumble and Relish, across the street at 1310A Chicago Ave., with ribbon-cuttings on June 19.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Ribbon-Cutting at LifeSource, Where a Pint Can Save a Life or Three
LifeSource blood center has been at 2436 Main St., a part of Main Street Marketplace, for almost two years, but the Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting there on June 26 to draw attention to the location and the need for blood donors.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Food Truck Fest at July 15 Starlight Concert
City of Evanston’s annual Food Truck Fest and Starlight Concert comes to Brummel Park on July 15 with food truck comestibles and the music of RythmRockets, a Chicago-based soul collective.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Evanston's Starlight Series
The Starlight Concerts and Movies are presented by the City’s Cultural Arts Division and are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
FJT Pop-Up Family Theatre
Drama is popping up all over Evanston – not just in theater spaces, art fairs or City Council meetings, but in parks and farmers markets as well. This summer Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre is presenting three pop-up family dramas in locations around town disclosed only on Twitter or Facebook – just two days before each performance.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014
In Evanston Parks And Theatres, Much Ado About Shakespeare
Muse of Fire Theatre Company opens its sixth season with a family-friendly production on July 5 of Shakespeare’s comedy “The Two Gentlemen of Verona.”
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Every Bloomin' Thing on the Garden Walk
The 25th annual Garden Walk sponsored by the Evanston Environmental Association showcased eight private gardens, one school garden and a landmark tree.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Winifred Anderson Guthrie Foundation Supports Two ETHS Endeavors
Winifred Guthrie, the first winner of the North End Mothers’ Club Senior Girl’s Honor award
Winifred Guthrie, the first winner of the North End Mothers’ Club Senior Girl’s Honor award
In 1952 Winifred Guthrie Anderson was named the first winner of the North End Mothers’ Club Senior Girl’s Honor Award, and she went on to leave an indelible imprint on the fields of early childhood development and special education, especially with regard to inclusion of young children with disabilities with their more typically developing peers.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Bookends and Beginnings Opens
Evanston’s new independent bookstore Bookends & Beginnings opened its doors last week with a celebration of books and reading called “My Top Three.”
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
North Shore Retirement Hotel Reopens With New Name and New Features
North Shore Retirement Hotel has been an Evanston fixture since the 1920s, but the iconic building on the corner of Davis Street and Chicago Avenue recently opened with a new name, The Merion, after a massive renovation.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014


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