Friday, December 28, 2012
Most stores will be open in Evanston on Jan. 1; hours may be shortened
Forgot to get that one last thing for your bowl watching party or need to get a prescription refilled on New Year’s Day? Here is a list of store hours of major chains of supermarkets and pharmacies in Evanston on January 1, 2013, as provided by the stores. CVS 101 Asbury Both store and pharmacy will be open 24 hours 1711 Sherman Avenue 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Store) 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Pharmacy) 3333 Central Street 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Store) 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Pharmacy) Dominick’s 1910 Dempster Street 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Store) 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Pharmacy) 2748 Green Bay Road 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Store) 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Pharmacy) Jewel-Osco 2485 Howard Street 8:00 – 24 hours (Store) 8:00 – 24 hours (Pharmacy) 1128 Chicago Avenue 8:00 AM – 8:…
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Christine Wolf's coffee with City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz continues as they discuss how Trader Joe's will impact other Chicago Avenue stores.
Editor's Note: This is the continuation of Christine Wolf's column from yesterday where she sat down with City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz to discuss her concerns about the city paying to build parking near the new Trader Joe's. Check back tomorrow for the final installment when Bobkiewicz talks about other economic development projects in the city, particularly those along Howard Street. Now what about the people who say, 'This is going to cost $1.4 million?' Do we have the money and how would that $1.4 million for a parking lot compare to the expected/anticipated revenue that’s gonna come out of Trader Joe’s [as mentioned earlier, I don’t discuss finances very fluidly]? [Clarifies that “We’re talking closer to $2 million for both parcels of…
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
How essential are these devices to Evanston?
Over the past two weeks, I’ve attended classes to become certified in First Aid and CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation). As a co-leader of an Evanston Girl Scout troop, it’s required that at least one adult member of the troop is up-to-date on certification. I’ll admit, I was hesitant to attend the classes. While the girls in our troop are absolutely worth the time and effort of the training, the idea of sitting through outdated videos depicting hypothetical emergency “scenarios” sounded as painfully depressing as a cold March in Illinois. But then I learned about the AED device. According to our instructor, Scott (a trained EMT and member of the Chicago Fire Department), the survival rate of “the average, everyday unconscious victim …
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Wednesday Feb. 2.
Here are the top stories from Patch sites in your area: VIDEO: Morton Grovers React to Winter Storm PHOTOS: Patch Captures the Next 24 Hours Sheridan Road Closed UPDATE: Driver Passes Out at Wheel, Strikes School Bus Local Des Plaines Grocery Store Was Well Stocked For Impending Storm
Monday, December 20, 2010
The Dominick's on Green Bay Road takes one-stop-shopping to a whole new level.
I usually do my grocery shopping at one of three stores within a mile of my house: Jewel and Whole Foods on Chicago Avenue, or Dominick's on Dempster. For those times I actually put thought and planning into my shopping, I'll head to Marketplace on Oakton for amazing produce or Costco on Touhy in that no-man's land of strip malls. Today, after stopping at Office Depot on Green Bay Road, I popped into the Dominick's around the corner. Not my usual grocery store, but one I've gone to many, many times. How many towns in Illinois can claim they have TWO Dominick's grocery stores? And, how different can they really be? Well, let me tell you. You know how you get accustomed to the layout of your usual grocers' aisles? I tried my best to …
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
A conversation with a Salvation Army bell-ringer.
As I walked into The Jewels* on Chicago Avenue tonight to get a prescription, I noticed the Salvation Army bell-ringer. Really? It's only Nov. 15! As I approached the bright red Salvation Army bell-ringer's money bucket, I also noticed the gentelman's kind face, his soft, fleece scarf, his clean blue gloves, his pleasant smile, his thin frame. I stopped with my sons to say hello. The man smiled as I put two folded dollar bills into the bucket. "Thank you," he said. "You're welcome," I said. By then, my boys were long gone, already through the automatic doors of The Jewels*, getting away from Mom as she chatted up another person Around Town. "Can I ask," I said, "if you mind? I'd like to take your picture for a local, online news source…