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Non-profit HotHouse arts festival coming to Hyde Park this weekend

Non-profit HotHouse arts festival coming to Hyde Park this weekend

The HotHouse will launch its “Old and New Dreams Festival” at the Promontory this weekend. HotHouse, a nonprofit arts organization, will culminate its yearlong celebration series with the “Old and New Dreams Festival,” a three-day arts festival that will take place at the Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., on Oct. 17 through Oct. 19(…)

U. of C. Lab High School newspaper continues award streak

U. of C. Lab High School newspaper continues award streak

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The University of Chicago Laboratory High School’s student paper, the U-High Midway, recently received the All American rating from the National Scholastic Press Association. This is the 49th consecutive year the student paper has received the honor. National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) is a nonprofit membership organization exclusively for(…)

Museum of Science and Industry maze reveals world of patterns

Museum of Science and Industry maze reveals world of patterns

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Hyde Parkers might not always see them, but nature’s fingerprints are all over the neighborhood. Not just in parks or the lakefront, either. Robie House’s lines and windows follow the same geometric ratio as the spiral of a nautilus. So do soda cans, Ventra cards and the human wing span.(…)

Battery smoke draws firefighters to Harper Avenue

Battery smoke draws firefighters to Harper Avenue

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer Four fire trucks responded to heavy smoke at a Harper Avenue apartment building last Monday afternoon. Firefighters responded to a 4:49 p.m. alarm at 5120 S. Harper Ave., where smoke from overheated computer batteries spread through the building, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. Smoke began spewing onto(…)

U. of C.’s Chicago Innovation Exchange opening Oct. 16

U. of C.’s Chicago Innovation Exchange opening Oct. 16

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer The Chicago Innovation Exchange, the U. of C.’s new startup business incubator, will officially open next Thursday, Oct. 16, on the second floor of the Harper Building, 1452 E. 53rd St. On the heels of a soft opening earlier in the week, a ribbon cutting will take place there on(…)

Hyde Park Produce joins meat elite

Hyde Park Produce joins meat elite

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer Hyde Park Produce has joined an elite class of meat merchants. Brooklyn-based meat and cheese supplier Boar’s Head has named the grocer’s delicatessen a “Deli of Distinction,” making it the second in Chicago and one of 18 across the country. The store at 1226 E. 53rd St. marked the occasion(…)

US Army Corps of Engineers awards contract for Jackson Park restoration

US Army Corps of Engineers awards contract for Jackson Park restoration

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has awarded a contract for its 139-acre, five-year restoration of native habitats in Jackson Park. The USACE has chosen West Dundee, Ill.-based Applied Ecological Services (AES) to restore Jackson Park according to its plans. So far, it has awarded AES a $4.3 million(…)

Hyde Parker Bryan Samuels to receive lifetime achievement award

Hyde Parker Bryan Samuels to receive lifetime achievement award

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Hyde Park resident Bryan Samuels will be the recipient of the Bright Promises Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Samuels will be one of three award honorees at the foundation’s annual awards event in November. Formerly known as the Illinois Humane Society, the Bright Promises Foundation works with organizations to develop(…)