Friday, October 14, 2011
There's a bit of meaning in everything we do.
My schedule has a new twist these days. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, I spend ninety minutes receiving physical therapy (PT) for an ankle I sprained over the summer. A weak ankle certainly isn’t a life-or-death matter. However, my doctor prescribed six weeks of twice-weekly PT sessions at Athletico (on the second floor of 909 Davis Street) to relieve the pain and stiffness I feel from an ankle I twisted -- really hard -- back in July. The appointments involve a series of exercises to strengthen the damaged muscles and tendons, some ultrasound treatments to break up scarred tissue, and a mix of massage and ice to encourage healing. The sessions are held in a bright room facing east, overlooking the CTA’s Davis Street “L” stop. During …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
This week's Patch Portraits also features a farming couple from Deerfield, Des Plaines' record reviver and Jewish United Fund volunteers from Highland Park.
This week's Patch Portraits also features a farming couple from Deerfield, Des Plaines' record reviver and Jewish United Fund volunteers from Highland Park. Four years ago, Caitlin Stephenson took over the vintage clothing store she had worked at for several years. Stephenson added her own flair to the place and changed the name to Factory Vintage. "I always like the vintage look," Stephenson said. As a young girl she had been captivated with classic movie stars like Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Becall. Stephenson gets her merchandise from a variety of sources, some are bought new, others are salvaged from thrift stores. "Mainly people bring them in and I buy what I like," she said. Recently Stephenson bought a large cache of pristine items…
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Northwestern students and thrifty residents alike have plenty of options when it comes to shopping second-hand in Evanston. Take a peek into a few of these unique stores.
People in Evanston can buy almost anything second-hand. There are resale shops for music, clothing, vintage clothing, furniture, and books. Check out these three stores and let their owners tell you a bit about what they have to offer.