Native Arts Dealer to Talk About Trading Posts

Deborah Begner of Turkey Mountain Traders, Scottsdale, Ariz., will discuss how trading posts functioned on American Indian reservations from the late 1800s through the mid-20th century and their impact on Native arts at a presentation at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, 2010, at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St., Evanston.

Bach Week Festival to open with flourish of brass and organ

A flourish of brass and organ music will launch the 37th annual Bach Week Festival in Evanston on Friday, April 23. The opening concert and those on Sunday, April 25, and Friday, April 30, will be devoted exclusively to the music of Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach — with one notable exception.

CANCELLED: Archaeologist's talk will dig into ancient Great Lakes metalworking

Note: This event has been cancelled by the speaker due to a family emergency.
Thomas C. Pleger, associate professor of anthropology and archaeology at the University of Wisconsin Baraboo-Sauk County, will give a presentation on the ancient Native metalworking peoples of the upper Great Lakes at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 28, at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston.

Tribal speaker to raise awareness of Delaware Indians

Michael Pace, former assistant chief of the Delaware Tribe of Indians of Bartlesville, Okla., will speak about the history and culture of his people at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston.

Viewpoint: D65 needs to work for families

I've been saying it for years:  District 65 hasn't caught up with the needs of today's working families.  From a calendar with still too many holidays and early releases to the latest registration debacle that left parents in line for hours trying to nab a coveted kindergarten spot for their little ones, it's clear that something has got to change.

Viewpoint: Chamber backs city budget cuts

The Evanston Chamber of Commerce endorses the basic principles of the proposed 2010-11 City of Evanston budget.
As business owners, we understand first-hand the difficult financial decisions that confront the City Council. We have had to make these same types of decisions in the last year which have resulted in layoffs, cutbacks, and other serious measures.

Guests will savor flavors of native America at Mitchell Museum benefit

The board of directors of the independent, nonprofit Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston has announced plans for a culinary-themed annual benefit featuring dishes inspired by traditional Native American cookery.

Tobacco heir to speak against tobacco at St. Francis

Saint Francis Hospital's keynote speaker at HeartFest 2010 will be tobacco heir and anti-smoking advocate Patrick Reynolds, grandson of cigarette company founder R.J. Reynolds and president of the Foundation for a Smokefree America.

The telephone is ringing

No good deed goes unpunished: as layman who actively participates in government, my home phone number (and occasionally my cell phone) is apparently on the radar of nearly every local campaign.  I had no less than five political calls yesterday - most in the space of two hours - three of them robo-calls, and two from call centers whose caller ID showed the name of the candidate they r

EMILY's List endorses Gabel

EMILY's List, a group dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to office, has endorsed Robyn Gabel for state representative in the 18th District.
Muthoni Wambu, the regional program director for the organization, cited Gabel's broad range of experience on a wide range of issues important to women and families as the reason for the endorsement.

NOW endorses Gabel

The Political Action Committee of the Illinois chapter of the National Organization of Women has endorsed Robyn Gabel for State Representative in the 18th District.  The organization cited her experience crafting progressive legislation to help working families and her long involvement with women's health issues.

Jeff Smith Speaks to NU Students

Jeff Smith, candidate for State Representative in the 18th District, spoke Thursday to a group of concerned Northwestern University students.
The students questioned Smith about his positions, the role of a state representative, and how that impacts them as students.

Governor's advisor honors Dr. King at St. Francis Hospital

Toni Irving, deputy chief of staff for Governor Pat Quinn and chair of the state Human Services Commission, urged attendees at St. Francis Hospital's annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr on Monday to honor King's legacy with responsibility and awareness of what he achieved.