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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(…)