Thursday, January 12, 2012
It finally looks like winter in Evanston.
Let it snow! After months of unusually warm weather, we finally have a white winter here in Evanston. Check Patch throughout the day to stay on top of any issues the mini blizzard may cause, such as power outages, traffic issues, and other delays. In the meantime, while you're out shoveling, taking a walk, or getting around town, snap a picture and send it our way! We'll create a photo gallery of the season's first snowfall. Stay warm out there!
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Take a look at the stylish outerwear Evanston residents are sporting this winter season.
This winter has been a brutal one for Evanston residents. With the temperature consistently dipping well into the negatives during the late evenings and early mornings, it's necessary to have a coat that will not only keep you warm, but one that's trendy as well. Click the picture at right to see a photo gallery of some fashionable coats Evanston residents are sporting.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Evanston residents now have one more option for winter fun: the new ice skating rink at Northwestern University.
Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro has recently opened a new ice skating rink that both students and Evanston residents can enjoy. Schapiro funded the creation of an ice skating rink directly outside of Norris University Center. The rink is located on the east lawn of the student center and features views of the lake. Schapiro said he spent his “President’s fund” on the ice skating rink so students could have something fun to do outdoors during the winter season. “Spending too much of the winter quarter indoors can be rather depressing,” he said. “This is one way to embrace the winter rather than just wait it out.” According to Schapiro, an undergraduate student proposed the idea of a rink to him in early December. While…
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Evanston streets are covered in snow after a snowstorm Tuesday.
Evanston received approximately 3.5 inches of snow Tuesday, with more expected to accumulate through the evening. Click the picture at right to see a photo gallery of the day and read what people in Evanston had to say about the storm.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Heather Kezdy captures Evanston's first light.
Heather Kezdy is an earlier riser than I'll ever be. She's also an Evanstonian you ought to know. The mother of four -- and wife of Naked Raygun bassist Pierre Kezdy -- faithfully treks out to Evanston's lakefront, capturing our city's sunrise in all its many incarnations. She's created a Facebook page of her sunrise collection, as well as a page for her favorite Evanston winter photos. Heather's artistic skills extend beyond photography. She draws. She designs. She paints. She bakes. Somehow, she's also a night owl. I'm wondering when this woman ever sleeps ...
Friday, November 19, 2010
As winter approaches, decreasing daylight hours leave some feeling less energy, and difficulty sleeping.
Now that the clocks have "fallen back an hour," thanks to daylight savings time, and winter is quickly approaching, many people may find their sleep patterns a little out of whack. When it comes to daylight savings time, your internal body clock doesn't usually change despite the external clocks moving back an hour. It's usually easy for most people to make the adjustment to the new time by staying aware an hour earlier and awakening an hour later to re-sync their internal body clock. This occasionally poses difficulty for the elderly and morning people who have more difficulty pushing their internal body clock later. Bright light in the evening can help with this, according to Dr. Cathy Goldstein, M.D., a sleep medicine physician with the…