CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LINCOLN SQUARE, LOOP, EVANSTON
Under the federal Computers
For Learning program, the U.S. General Services Administration is
donating about $4 million worth of computers and printers to Chicago schools. The GSA said all of the computers were wiped
clean before they were donated to schools, so no sensitive information would be
compromised. Schools that receive the
equipment will use the computers and printers to supplement existing programs
or create new learning programs.
In the works since the summer, The Hotel Lincoln,
a boutique concept for the old Park View Hotel building at Lincoln & Clark,
is nearing completion. A good deal of time was devoted to the cafe, bar, and
room service schemes, on account of the symbiosis between neighboring Perennial
Virant and the hotel management. Each room will feature the hotel's calling
card - kitchy Jeff Koons-esque porcelain piggy banks, one a squirrel, the other
a poodle - for the collection of loose change for charitable donation.
Delli Bovi has been appointed the new Executive Director of Urban
Gateways, effective February 13. Eric comes to us from the Old Town School of
Folk Music, where for the last 12 years he held the positions of Director of
External Affairs, Director of Development, Director of Education Outreach, and
Interim Executive Director. While at the
Old Town School, Eric has been at the helm of some of the school's most
noteworthy accomplishments -- including its capital campaign for the new arts
facility that just opened in January 2012.
Ailey American Dance Theater is back. There will be five straight days
of six performances with two different programs. They perform thrilling premieres and new
productions plus returning audience favorites.
Alvin Ailey wrote: "It's interesting how my personal relationships
affect my creativity. It seems as though nearly all of my dances have some
basis in an event or a feeling I've had that I can usually trace."EVANSTON
Evanston Township High School has scheduled their Volunteer
Fair for February 8 from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. This is an opportunity for non-profit
organizations in Evanston to look for volunteers in conjunction with the
school's Community Service Office.
School community service coordinator, Mary Collins says the fair "promotes
volunteerism and it's a terrific service that ETHS provides to our community."
CATHY MALLERS &
DEAN'S TEAM CHICAGO