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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(…)