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The Bike Lady Chimes In

The bike lady, who has been riding bikes all summer for years, has noticed a large increase in the number of people on bikes, some of them not as careful as they should be. 

Bike lady had to speak quite harshly to a rider who was holding up two buses as she crept down Ridge Ave.!  When I told her that bike riding was not allowed on Ridge, that it was the law in Evanston, she said "Well, I don't live in Evanston." Obviously.  Thankfully, she got on the sidewalk at my suggestion.

Kindergarten info nights next week

Evanston/Skokie School District District 65 will host kindergarten information nights for families of incoming kindergarteners at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center, 1500 McDaniel Ave. next week.For families with last names beginning with A-M, the event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24. For the rest of the alphabet, it will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan.

Mysterious Middle Schools

Chute Middle School is pleased to invite you to read the lastest issue of the Chute Eagle Flyer.  If you have ever wondered about what happens in our mysterious middle schools, this jam-packed issue shares terrific articles and stories about the teachers, staff and students at Chute.  Prepare to be pleasantly surprised:

Invite Your Pregnant Friend to . . .

the World Breastfeeding Week event at Wild Oats Market in Evanston. You know that your friend is thrilled and excited about her new baby. But she also might be somewhat worried. What is labor really like? Will she have the birth she has planned for, or will she have to adapt to unexpected circumstances and unlooked for consequences?

World Breastfeeding Week in Evanston

Did a La Leche League Leader help you breastfeed your baby? Or your sister's baby, your wife's baby, your daughter's baby? Did a La Leche League Leader help your mother when you were a baby?

It's certainly possible. La Leche League was founded 50 years ago this August just a few towns southwest of here in Franklin Park, Illinois. It only took a few years for a small group of mothers helping other new mothers in their own neighborhood, to create a national and then international organization whose sole purpose is to offer breastfeeding information and support to mothers who ask.