Bluegrass on Central Street - at American Legion Post 42

Beginning on October 10, a new season of bluegrass music begins at American Legion Post 42 on Central Street. All members of the community are invited to attend. 

This year's line up includes:

Sat., Oct. 10, The Kevin Prater Band of East Kentucky

Sat., Oct. 24 Danny Paisley & Southern Grass

Fri., Nov. 6 The Volo Bogtrotters

Sat. Nov. 21 David Davis & Warrior River Boys

Sat., Dec. 5 The Gibson Brothers

Sat., Dec. 12 Detour Bluegrass featuring Missy Armstrong

Doors open at 7 p.m.; music begins at 8 p.m.

Shop on Central Street Oct. 10-11 and support local charitable organizations

Central Street Neighbors Association is proud to partner with the Central Street Business Association to support Community Days the weekend of October 10-11. Your purchases turn into a benefit for local charitable organizations.

It's easy. Just shop at participating merchants on Central Street over the weekend - during regular store hours generally from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

When you check out you can designate a portion of your purchase be donated to one of several worthy not-for-profit charitable organizations - you choose!

Community Days is an easy way to shop local and support local metchants while at the same time you can support deserving organizations in the community.

Learn more at the website for the Central Street Business Association.

Nonprofit Urges Public Use of Harley Clarke Property

A new Evanston civic group formed over the summer has stepped forward with a vision and path forward for the 90-year-old landmark mansion and grounds at 2603 Sheridan Rd., just north of the Grosse Point Light Station, and generally referred to as the Harley Clarke mansion after the original owner.

Letter to Illinois Department of Natural Resources regarding the Lakefront Athletic and Recreational Complex plan

CSNA sent a letter to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) commenting on the proposed plans to build a Lakefront Athletic and Recreational Complex (LARC) on Northwestern University's landfill.  We object to the plan as proposed. CSNA has endorsed the Rivers, Lakes and Streams Act and public trust doctrine in commenting on NU’s proposed expansion and construction of a lakefront athletic and recreational complex.

The letter is here below under 'Read more'.


August 17, 2015

Mr. Daniel Injerd

Director, Office of Water Resources

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

160 N. LaSalle Street, Suite S-703

Chicago, Illinois  60601


Re:      Proposed Construction of Lakefront Athletics and Recreational Complex Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois


Mr. Injerd:


Canal Shores to hold third annual "groovin' on the greens" fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 25

Canal Shores Golf Course invites you to join neighbors and friends in the community for an evening of food and drink under the stars to raise funds to support continued improvements and programming at the course.  Enjoy food and drink from neighborhood partners - Bluestone, Beth's Little Bake Shop, and the American Legion. There will be live music from the legendary bluesman Chainsaw Dupont. 

Conviviality under the stars! Tickets are only $75 each or 10 for $650 and are tax-deductible - and include all food and drink!

Canal Shores is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donations are tax deductible. 

Support the "gem" in your community.

Visit the course and see what has been accomplished! See the many improvements!

Learn more about the fundraiser and the course here



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