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Fourth on 53rd seeking volunteers

With Independence Day approaching, Hyde Parkers can start looking forward to the 21st annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, the 4th on 53rd Parade. Since its launch in 1992, the event has enjoyed participation from the community’s diverse population, coining its motto, “everyone marches, nobody watches.” Families can join in on a variety of(…)

Make Music returns to HP

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Grab a sandwich and take next Friday’s lunch break at the Midway Skating Rink, or any number of Hyde Park places, to listen to live music. Make Music Chicago will spend its second year playing live music all day in Hyde Park. This is the celebration of live music’s third(…)

Giant moonrise walk this Sunday

Hyde Parkers can enjoy the biggest full moon of the year with their neighbors this Sunday. A nature walk that will begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, at the east entrance of the Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, will continue on to the east end of Promontory(…)

U. of C. post to aid locals

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The University of Chicago named Shaz Rasul its director of Community Programs. The position was recently created to support community-based initiatives. Rasul will help local non-profits by connecting them to U. of C. faculty, students and staff who can provide support or aid for their causes. His position will focus(…)

Block club workshop soon

Block club workshop soon

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor The Hyde Park Kenwood Community Conference (HP-K CC) is seeking to bring together neighbors using a community organizing instrument with a rich history in the neighborhood. The group will be hosting a workshop on block clubs Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to noon at Nichols Park’s field(…)

Chicagoan issues archived on website

Chicagoan issues archived on website

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A few years after The New Yorker launched, Chicago had its own answer to the high-brow city-centric magazine. The Chicagoan was published from 1926 to 1935 and took many editorial and design inspirations from its New York City counterpart. The magazine hoped to fight the stereotype of Chicago as a(…)

Logan center hosts youth program

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Visions Blu Institute is hosting a fundraiser Thursday at the University of Chicago Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts for its “Say Something” Youth Digital Media Summer Program. Each summer, Visions Blu, a Chicago-based digital media and news literacy organization, hosts a summer program to help(…)

Local school budgets shrunk

Local school budgets shrunk

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer With only one week to figure out how to stretch smaller budgets at schools with increasing populations, public schools in Hyde Park are hosting meetings and inviting the community to discuss and review their preliminary budgets. Since Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) announcement of school closings in May, there seems(…)

Teacher heads to Arctic

Teacher heads to Arctic

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Nell Kemp, 7th grade science teacher at Kenwood Academy High School’s Academic Center, is taking a trip to Alaska to study the influence of wolf spiders on the structure and function of food webs in the Arctic. From June 27 to Aug. 3, Kemp will work with a team(…)

Students lauded for histories of Hyde Park

Students lauded for histories of Hyde Park

By MARIA CASTELLUCCI Herald Intern The Hyde Park Historical Society will host its annual History Fair Program June 22 at the Lutheran School of Theology, 5500 E. 55th St., honoring students’ excellence for their historical projects. The honored students were winners at the Chicago Metro History Fair and presented projects that are about Hyde Park(…)

Art Center resident “ideating”

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Art Center’s newest artist-in-residence is hoping to bring people together and maybe facilitate new friends and ideas. HPAC summer artist-in-residence Jen Delos Reyes and Green Lantern Press will host a public session of “Speed Ideating” around content from their collaboration book “Service Media.” Speed Ideating follows the(…)

Preckwinkle seeking reelection

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Cook County Board President and former Ald. Toni Preckwinkle (4th) is running for her second term in her current office. Preckwinkle was elected to the board in 2010. She served the Fourth Ward as alderman for four terms. Preckwinkle told supporters on Tuesday, June 11, that she sought another term(…)

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(…)