Advanced Search

Evanston RoundTable | Evanston, IL

home : opinion : opinion/editorial June 24, 2016

6/18/2014 5:40:00 PM
Editorial: Getting It All Together

With less than two days until the summer solstice, Evanston is already in official summer mode: School is out, the lakefront enchants, farmers’ markets beckon on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and Starlight Concerts invite us to savor the season.

Fishing for kids is under way at Lovelace Park.

This weekend, the Custer Fair leads the way into a season of art festivals, followed by the Fountain Square Art Festival, the Ethnic Arts Festival and the Lakeshore Arts Festival. Downtown dancing returns next week, with It’s Thursday, Let’s Dance! (two opportunities, morning and evening, on June 26).

All of these show off Evanston in a big way. The YWCA’s annual Race Against Hate, as an example, drew more than 5,000 runners, and the Fourth of July parade has been called one of Illinois’ best.

While all these – and more, year-round – are wonderful outward examples of Evanston, we see strength in Evanston-centered efforts: Evanston Swims!; more bike lanes, more school and community gardens, the Geometry in Construction class that taught more than mathematical skills; and the nascent but potentially transformative Evanston Cradle to Career Initiative.

We also see the strength of the community in smaller things, such as the “back-fence” communications in neighborhood list-serves, ongoing block parties and spontaneous get-togethers.

In this issue we feature the efforts of a neighborhood on the golf course actively supporting that community gem and Artruck, the Ashland/Crain celebration of art and community.

Last week we saw a house driving up Dodge Avenue.

What was it driving?

Community spirit.


Article Comment Submission Form

The RoundTable welcomes your comments. We will try to post comments within a few hours, but there may be a longer delay at times. Comments containing mean-spirited, libelous or ad hominem attacks will not be posted.

Note: Your full name is required. Your telephone number and e-mail will not be posted. You may type your comments in the space below, or you may type them in a word document and cut and paste them in the space below.

Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Click to View Upcoming Events
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    
Submit Event

HomeVideosCommunity PostsObituariesClassifiedsAdvertiseAbout UsContact UsRestaurantsHow To
Copyright 2008-15 - Evanston RoundTable LLC, Evanston, IL 60202, 847-864-7741, All Rights Reserved
Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved