Monthly Archives: June 2013

Three youths reported missing in Hyde Park

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Two students were reported missing by Chicago Police on Friday. Naomi Knight, 18, was last seen on the 6100 block of South Woodlawn Avenue on Monday, June 10 at 7:15 a.m. She was last seen wearing a pink and white striped top, blue jeans, light brown Timberland boots and a(…)

Dance program presents recital

Dance program presents recital

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS StaffWriter The I Twirl Dance Programs held its first school dance recital Friday, June 7, at The Ancona School. The program will host its community dance recital on June 22. I Twirl is a ballet-based dance program that also offers other types of dance including Hip Hop, Latin and Broadway Jazz.(…)

Human leg found on Kenwood beach

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Police were alerted last Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. of a human leg at the beach on the 4700 block of South Lake Shore Drive, and there is an ongoing investigation into the matter, according to Chicago Police News Affairs. The body part was examined that day and determined(…)

HP dance school holds event

The Hyde Park School of Dance (HPSD) is marking its 20th anniversary with “En Avant,” a performance scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 14, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. “En Avant” will include performances by HPSD students(…)

Police discover possible suicide in HP

Chicago Police officers serving an eviction notice last week found Hyde Park attorney Rick Halprin dead in his home. Halprin was found with a single gunshot wound to the head in his apartment on the 1000 block of East 53rd Street, News Affairs said. He attended John Marshall Law School and worked for four decades(…)

Bridgeport Coffee Co. replacing Istria

Bridgeport Coffee Co. replacing Istria

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A popular South Side coffee shop is opening in Hyde Park. Bridgeport Coffee Company will be opening its third location inside the Hyde Park Art Center café space formerly occupied by Istria Café. The art center said it hopes to open the café, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., by the end(…)

U. of C. courses online and free

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Casual learners interested in taking a University of Chicago class but not taking out student loans or reenrolling in college have the opportunity to study at the university for free. The university has partnered with Coursera, a company that offers free, notfor- credit courses from colleges and universities online. Two(…)

Local teacher headed to Library of Congress

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Brian Pletsch, a United States history teacher at the University of Chicago Charter School’s Carter G. Woodson Middle School Campus, has been selected from a pool of more than 500 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute. Pletsch, who teaches 7th(…)

Montessori school relocates

Montessori school relocates

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS StaffWriter The Children’s House of Miss Tammie Montessori School moved out of the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club and into its new location at The United Church of Hyde Park on May 31. The school is in a larger, more welcoming environment, said the school’s founder Tammie Crutcher. The Children’s House of(…)

Thanks to all who supported Drop-In

To the Editor: Chicago Hyde Park Village thanks everyone who came to and supported our pilot Drop-In program at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. The third Drop-In last Friday, June 7, was the best of all. We had some lively discussions, delicious focaccia sandwiches prepared for us by Hyde Park Produce and “stress(…)

Miss Tammie finds a new home

To the Editor: Since my move out of the Hyde Park neighborhood club, I have now found a new home at the United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St., at Blackstone Avenue. The move was made possible by all the wonderful parents whose children I teach every day. I appreciate the trust they instill(…)

Many causes for a lack of trees in cities

To the Editor: Mary Fano Giacomoni in her letter of June 5 states that Hyde Park is losing trees. This is correct, although the reasons are not primarily due to building development. Trees in our urban environment have a difficult time even under ideal circumstances. They have suffered greatly from alien pests/diseases such as Dutch(…)

The ins and outs of delivery at Vue53

To the Editor: According to the Herald, at the recent Chicago Plan Commission meeting, one of the supporters of  Vue53, Richard Gill (of the South East Chicago Commission), encouraged the commission “not to allow fear of traffic congestion to deter their vote.” Gill said, “This project is too important to the neighborhood to be derailed(…)

McMobil supporters are still not convincing

To the Editor: Well, after several letters of “support” for the McMobil project, still not one has attempted to put forth a rational argument for erecting That Specific Building on That Specific Site. That’s of course because there is no rational way to support construction of any building so out of scale with its surroundings.(…)

Review: “Henry VIII”

RECOMMENDED Where: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Courtyard Theater, Navy Pier When: through June 16 Tickets: $58-$78 Phone: 312-595-5600 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic Seeing “Henry VIII” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. According to the press release, this is the first professional Chicago production in the 400 years since the play made its(…)

Review: A river runs through it

By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic June 14, 1933, was a barrier-breaking day: the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by Frederick Stock, premiered Symphony in E Minor by Florence Price. It was the first time a substantial work by a Black woman was performed by a major symphony orchestra. Price’s music was, sadly, never performed again(…)