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Wines and Steins fundraiser returns at St. Thomas School

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer St. Thomas the Apostle School’s Wines and Steins event will be returning for a second year on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The annual event will feature specialty wines from Madison Vine Wines, a wine shop in the West Loop neighborhood. Tastings will feature 12 wines,(…)

Under the Gun Documentary seeks to educate, met with opposition

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer The documentary film, under the Gun, directed by Stephanie Soechtig and executive produced by Katie Couric gives an in-depth view of the gun violence issue and how everyday American’s can be a part of the solution, will be shown at the Harper Theater, 5238 S. Harper Ave., on Oct. 27.(…)

Seminary Co-op celebrates past, present and future during weekend event

By ALLISON MATYUS On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Seminary Co-op will host a celebratory event to reflect on the history and future of the bookstore that has been in the neighborhood since 1961. From 4:30 to 6 p.m., guests are invited to browse the shelves of the bookstore at 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., along with(…)

Wines and Steins returns at St. Thomas School

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer St. Thomas the Apostle School’s Wines and Steins event will be returning for a second year on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The annual event will feature specialty wines from Madison Vine Wines, a wine shop in the West Loop neighborhood. Tastings will feature 12 wines,(…)

Street closures for Comer Children’s 5K

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer The 2016 Race for the Kids at Comer Children’s Hospital will be held on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 9 a.m. at the University of Chicago Quad near 58th Street and University Avenue. There will be several street closures in the area due to the race. The family-friendly, fitness-focused event includes(…)

MSI seeks to inspire future generations with “Above and Beyond” exhibit

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is commemorating a century of flight and aerospace exploration with a new exhibit that explores the past, present and future of space technology and air travel. This year, Boeing is celebrating 100 years of innovation with the 5,000 square foot exhibit, which opened(…)

A Hyde Park couple’s journey through transracial adoption

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Raising a child is never easy; it takes preparation, education and lots of time to get it right. For adoptive parents, raising a child has a whole different set of preparation and education, especially if the child is of a different race. According to The Cradle, an adoption agency in(…)

New U. of C. birth center spotlights midwife services

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer University of Chicago Hospital (UCH) debuted a new birthing center last month that will serve the pregnant women of Hyde Park and surrounding neighborhoods in a 25,000 square foot, customizable setting. The UCH also reinstated the midwife practice it abandoned 13 years ago. New features of the birthing center include(…)

HPNC starts mentorship program

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Freelance Writer The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC) has developed a mentorship program for at risk youth living in Chicago called Match UP. “Our program is tailored (specifically) to helping at risk youth ages 12-18,” said Kendalyn Diroll, program manager for the Match UP Mentorship program at HPNC, 5480 S Kenwood Ave.(…)

Art fair committee seeks volunteers

The 57th Street Art Fair is seeking volunteers to join the Art Fair organizing committee. This hands-on committee will be hosting an information session on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. and a second session will take place on the same day at 7 p.m. Both sessions will take place at the Hyde Park Neighborhood(…)

Amanda’s Garden Workday

The Ray School Garden Committee will hold a workday on Amanda’s Garden on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. until noon. Work on the garden will include weeding, planting and spreading wood chips. The garden is located at the corner of 56th Street and Kenwood Avenue. Refreshments will be provided for those who volunteer, and(…)

Chicago Police release news alert of two burglaries

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer The Chicago Police Department (CPD) has issued an alert of two burglaries in the second district area. The first incident occurred in the 3500 Block of South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on Oct. 3 at about 4 p.m. The second incident occurred in the 3500 Block of South Giles(…)