Monthly Archives: November 2012

Sophistiqué owner has big plans

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Hyde Park shopowner Hyman Jackson calls Sophistiqué (pronounced “so-phis-ti-kay”), a “basic boutique.” But he has bigger plans for the corner store located at the intersection of Blackstone Avenue and 52nd Street. “I’m trying to make sure that our vision is realized,” Jackson explained, sitting in his basement-level shop(…)

Silent auction at Ray

Ray Elementary School is hosting its 2nd annual Preschool Silent Auction. The school is seeking donations for items for its auction. On Thursday, Nov. 15, at 5 p.m., Ray, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., will be hosting a silent auction event at the school, which will include dinner and live entertainment. The school is asking community(…)

Chamber dinner a success

Chamber dinner a success

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor A host of local entrepreneurs, community figures and politicians convened last Thursday, Nov. 1, at the 73rd Annual Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce dinner, held at Congregation Rodfei Zedek, 5200 S. Hyde Park Boulevard. High-profile attendees of the event – which kicked off with a 5:30 p.m. reception(…)

Bulls anti-hunger program at Murray

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Chicago Bulls kicked off their annual food drive competition Thursday at Murray Elementary School. Each year, the Chicago Bulls partner with Midway Moving and Storage and Vienna Beef to collect non-perishable food items for the Greater Chicago Food Depository Holiday Food Drive. The basketball franchise creates a competition(…)

Bike share coming to Hyde Park

Bike share coming to Hyde Park

The last of five public meetings to discuss a new bike sharing initiative in Chicago will take place on the South Side of Chicago today, and city officials are seeking input as to where the stations for the program should be located. “Hyde Park will absolutely get stations, and the South Side will absolutely get(…)

Murray flea market launched

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Murray Language Academy Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is adding a flea market to its annual rummage sale, which will take place at the school on Nov. 10. Money raised from the sale goes to providing programs and other resources for the school. Murray’s, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., community(…)

Hyde Park Players show opens

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Community Players will open “Desire, Desire, Desire” this weekend, their first major production of the season. “Desire Desire Desire” features three parodies of venerated plays. “It’s like Shakespeare — if you do the right thing with it, anyone can get it,” director Corinna Christman said. The first(…)

Artisans 21 moves

Artisans 21 moves

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Artisans 21 recently reopened the arts and crafts co-op storefront that has been a Hyde Park staple for nearly 50 years. “We’re awfully glad to be back,” Rob Borja said. “This is one of the most astonishing co-ops I’ve ever been in.” Artisans 21, which sat in Harper Court for(…)