President Barack Obama is coming to Northwestern University this Thursday October 1st. The Chicago Sun times reports he will be on campus to deliver a speech reported to be about the economy. Evanston Residents could see two Marine Helicopters and 2 Osprey aircraft that did practice landings at the Northwestern campus on Monday.
This was very exciting to Evanston IL residents and who had no knowledge about this preparation that took place around 1:00 PM. In 2006 then Illinois Senator Obama delivered the commencement address at Northwestern. What America needs, Obama said in 2006, “is a sense of purpose.”
This event is sure to attract much attention from the national news and people trying to catch a look at President Obama or those lucky enough to hear his speech whether you are a fan or not he is still the President of the USA.
Evanston Art and Big Fork Festival 9-26 through 9-28
We Evanston residents are really looking forward to the Evanston Art and Big Fork Festival starting this Friday for loads of fun for the whole family. The Festival is going to be located on Sherman from Elgin to Davis, Church from Benson to Orrington, and Clark from Benson to Sherman. This will really be a wonderful event with so much to see and tons of great food. In the last few years Evanston IL has greatly expanded in the variety of restaurants, and people are really talking about how good many of them are and we are seeing articles on publications which is bring people to visit Evanston.
The city of Evanston says:
“The art at this festival will include classic categories such as paintings, sculpture, photography, as well as fun usable art such as unique handmade jewelry, one-of-a kind furniture and home accessories, mixed media work, glass, wood, wearables, art made from recycled materials and much more! Art will be original and in all price points, so that everyone from college students to long time collectors can find something right for them.
In addition to the incredible artwork, Evanston Art & Big Fork features live music and fun art projects for kids all weekend long. At the north end of the festival, separate from the artists, many of Evanston’s great restaurants will serve up their wonderful food to festival goers.”
For more information visit http://www.amdurproductions.com.
Dates: September 26-28
Times: Fri: 4-10pm, Sat: 10am-10pm, Sun: 10am-5pm
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See you at the Evanston Art and Big Fork Festival
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Evanston IL Welcomes New Northwestern Class
Evanston’s Northwestern just started its undergrad program this week and we just want to give you a warm welcome. The purple tradition is back in action in Evanston and we were are your welcome wagon. If you want more information you can always go to the Northwestern site and find out almost any information you want.
There have been many activities going on already and on Thursday Sherman Avenue was shut down for a welcome Northwestern block party open to the public. The spirit was great and the fountain at fountain Square was dyed Purple.. We hope you enjoy your experience and if you need any help with housing please feel free to contact us at Coldwell Banker Evanston.
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On Sunday September 7th the City of Evanston is throwing a huge Block Party called “Street Alive”from 1:00 pm to 6:00 PM on Main street between Hinman and the Robert Crown center, there will be no cars allowed and it will be walking the streets with many events and activities planned.
Presented by the City of Evanston and environmental nonprofit Citizens’ Greener Evanston, the “open street” event will feature a variety of activities for all ages, including talent shows, limbo, hoola-hooping, sidewalk chalk art, basketball challenge games, badminton, a giant chess board, an imagination playground, local performing artists, food trucks, and much more. In addition to the activities, “Streets Alive!” will also feature plenty of car-free open space for all to enjoy.
“‘Streets Alive!’ gives Evanston community members an opportunity to experience our public streets like never before,” said Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl. “This free event is a great way to enjoy our beautiful city, meet your neighbors, support local businesses, and celebrate car-free modes of transportation.”
This year’s event will feature a wide variety of activities, including:
- Zumba classes at the McGaw YMCA’s Outdoor Fitness Center;
- Putt Putt Golf at Grey Park, sponsored by Chute Middle School;
- Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services firetruck and public information house;
- A life-sized “Story Book Walk” created by the Evanston Public Library;
- A “Bubble Science” lab with staff from the Evanston Ecology Center;
- A “Transit Hub,” where community members can view and show off unique bicycles and learn how to load their bicycle onto a Pace bus;
- Slam poetry by ETHS students.
Check out this Streets Alive web site to learn more
Evanston is full of bike riders. Even in the middle of winter we see people slipping and sliding but still riding their bicycles around town. There have recently been changes in the bike lanes and on Davis street which runs through town. They have made the bike lanes inside the parking lanes which keeps the bikers out of traffic and required a complete reconfiguration of Davis street.
According to the City of Evanston and Bloomberg:
“Evanston is one of the nation’s top 25 cities for biking to work, according to a recent Bloomberg News report utilizing U.S. Census data.
With 5.3 percent of commuters pedaling to their jobs, Evanston ranks as number 15 on Bloomberg’s list. It is the only city in Illinois to make the top 25.
Other top bike-to-work cities include first-ranked Davis, California; Boulder, Colorado (2); Madison, Wisconsin (9); Minneapolis, Minnesota (20); and Bloomington, Indiana (25).”