Natural, local oils for the body

By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Assistant to the Editor Hyde Park mother and entrepreneur Sarah Thompson calls it her “gift to the neighborhood.” Thompson’s preservative-free lotion, My Body Garden, is one she has been making from scratch for years at her neighborhood home. She hopes to start selling it to the community starting early next year at(…)

Goodsell leaving after 30 years

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer After 30 years at Hyde Park Bank Tim Goodsell is heading for greener pastures. Literally, he’s going to learn to train horses in Michigan. The Hyde Park Bank board director, who spent most of the last three decades as the bank president, is leaving after Wednesday. “I’ve arranged with a(…)

Kenwood counselor heads to D.C.

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Kenwood Academy High School Counselor Shelby Wyatt is one of five finalists that will fly to Washington, D.C., for the American School Counselor Association’s Counselor of the Year Award. Wyatt, who has a background in business administration, began his career as a substitute teacher in 1987. He became a(…)

Historical society announces award winners

Historical society announces award winners

The Hyde Park Historical Society has announced its annual awards to individuals and community organizations that have provided exceptional service in the preservation of Hyde Park Township history, structures and landscape. The 2013 Paul Cornell Awards winners are: The Jackson Park Advisory Council, Louise McCurry, President, for the restoring the Park’s natural areas, establishing a(…)

Students ask U. of C. to divest from fossil fuel investments

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern Casual chit-chat and office banter at the University of Chicago president’s office was interrupted Friday when roughly two dozen students arrived to deliver a letter urging the university to divest from stock in companies which extract fossil fuels. Plain-clothes and uniformed police officers were on hand to receive the students,(…)