Monthly Archives: December 2012

The truth behind the lagging latkes

To the Editor: It is no wonder that faculty members did not want to participate in the Latke-Hamantash Debate as long as it continued to be sponsored by Hillel. The shabby way in which the Chicago Jewish Federation (Hillel’s corporate owner, as they made very clear last spring) summarily fired Hillel’s board — made up(…)

Point letter misguided

To the Editor: A recent letter to the editor calls for the replacement of the Point’s unique limestone buttresses with ugly poured cement revetments, “beautiful for a stroll” “look(s) quite nice”…yech! The already installed cement is unnatural, already crumbling, cracking & breaking in several places. Meanwhile, our Promontory retains its rustic charm. If there is(…)

Museum of Science and Industry Free Days

Museum of Science and Industry Free Days

Museum of Science and Industry Free Days. Days vary, beginning Sept. 4, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, 773-684-1414, msichicago.org. Visit http://bit.ly/trpTJ9 for a complete list.

The 2013 Paul Cornell Awards winner: Stephen A. Treffman

The 2013 Paul Cornell Awards winner: Stephen A. Treffman

Stephen A. Treffman, HPHS Board Member Emeritus, long time HPHS archivist, and most recently, curator of the exhibit, “Matchbooks and Menus,” that celebrates the past century of Hyde Park’s commercial history.

A birthday letter to President Barack Obama

A birthday letter to President Barack Obama

By TIMUEL D. BLACK Dear Mr. President, When I reached my 90th birthday in December of 2008, you wrote me a beautiful letter of congratulations. That letter was one of the highlights of my life. You had just been elected President and were awaiting your inauguration. This week, we’re celebrating your re-election and I’m celebrating(…)

Have a low-impact holiday season

By ANGELA HABR-PARANJAPE ‘Tis the season of waste! Bah, humbug! Ah, but we don’t have to be scrooges to enjoy the season of giving the low-impact way. Creativity and thoughtfulness will take us far. Consider holiday cards. You read one and feel a few seconds of warm gush. Then you toss it into the recycle(…)

It’s time to use concrete at the Point

To the Editor: Hyde Park is a remarkable mix of liberal and conservative. Liberal in most things political but remarkably conservative when it comes time for any local changes. Consider the Point. In 2001 a vocal group protested the lakefront renovation and successfully blocked the Point’s renewal. Ten years later we have a Point that(…)

“Nutcracker” back in HP

The Hyde Park School of Dance (HPSD) will perform “The Nutcracker” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16 at Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. This year’s production of Tchaikovsky’s perennial holiday-season favorite is the School’s 14th since its first at Mandel Hall in(…)