Saturday, November 10, 2012
A son's annual check-up gets his mother wondering what happens between raising the first child and the last.
The other day, my son kicked me out of his doctor’s appointment. Somewhere around the age of acne explosions, smelly feet and hair product, pediatric annual check-ups include an option for a parent-free zone to promote a personal discussion with a health care professional. This is a great idea, and I think adolescents should take full advantage of this opportunity. Correction: this is a great idea, and I think other people’s kids should take full advantage of it. My kids? They have nothing to hide. As a seasoned parent when it comes to these "special" visits, I was well prepared. This was my third child, after all. I like to think of myself as a fairly liberal, tolerant and accepting person, who prides herself in keeping communication …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Use Evanston Patch's directory to help you pick the perfect pie.
Super Bowl Sunday may not actually be the biggest day of the year for pizza sales, but it's always in the top five, says Jeremy White, the editor-in-chief of Pizza Today magazine. “Halloween, the day before Thanksgiving and Super Bowl Sunday are all big days for pizza,” White said. “It varies from year to year, with New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day rounding out the top five days." At any rate, White is certainly a big advocate of ordering a few pies to enhance your Super Bowl viewing enjoyment. “You definitely want to have pizza and a few good drinks on hand to avoid any letdown in game,” White joked. Tips for rounding out your Super Bowl party At the risk of sounding cheesy (oh yeah, we went there), White gets right to the crust of the …
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Wednesday, March 2.
Here are the top stories from Patch sites in your area: District 36 Teachers, Staff Will Not Be Fired For Showing Controversial Video. Man Charged with Criminal Sexual Abuse After Alcohol-Fueled Night at Hotel. District 225 Board Urged to Freeze Student Fees VIDEO: Burt Gives Us the Dish on Good Pizza Churchill's Descendant Invites High School Band to London
Friday, February 25, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Friday, Feb. 25.
The latest headlines on Patch sites around you: Man Dies in Early Morning Car Accident Up to 5 Inches of Snow Predicted; Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Charges Lead Lake County Coroner to Resign Pack Your Bags Kids, We're Going to Wisconsin! Renegade Pizza-Maker Earns National Nod
Thursday, February 17, 2011
The Chicago-based pizza chain filed for Chapter 11 protection.
Days after Borders filed for bankruptcy and announced it would be closing its Evanston store, another chain with an Evanston location has filed for bankruptcy protection. Giordano's, a Chicago-based pizza company with a restaurant on Davis Street, sought Chapter 11 protection, saying in court papers it had “an urgent and immediate need for cash to continue to operate.” According to the Wall Street Journal, Giordano's "owes more than $45 million to lender Fifth Third Bank." "The company won approval Thursday to use a portion of its $36 million bankruptcy loan so it can keep its doors open and pay its vendors and its employees during its bankruptcy case." The Evanston location will remain open.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Evanston restaurant recommendations for Valentine's Day.
Welcome back to Patch Picks, our weekly feature highlighting editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more. You’ll find useful lists to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids party places, parks and more. Today we're featuring a list on Valentine's Day. Want to suggest a list? Submit your idea in the comment box. Patch Picks: Valentine's Day Union Pizzeria Union Pizzeria’s rustic atmosphere is perfect for Valentine’s Day. The restaurant is dimly lit with cozy seating for couples. …