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July 2011

The End of an Era North of Howard

The End of an Era North of Howard North Howard Neighbors Association: In the fall of 1987, Sister Cecilia Fandel of the Servants of Mary Order (founded in 1233 in Florence, Italy) arrived at the Howard Area Community Center to begin her service to the residents of the North of Howard community. It would be the beginning of a 24 year commitment that officially ended with her retirement at the end of June 2011. Over the years, Sister Cecilia has been a dedicated 'community activist' providing leadership, direction and spiritual guidance to thousands of residents. Our neighborhood would be a far different place were it not for her work and commitment over the years.
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posted by Charlie on July 28, 2011
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Chez Violette offers a taste of Haiti

Chez Violette offers a taste of Haiti By Megan Millard for rogerspark.com Violetta Adrien always had a passion for cooking, and Chez Violette, a restaurant located at 2311 West Howard Street specializing in Haitian food that she owns with her husband, Samson is simply a dream come true. But the story behind this couple and their restaurant extends further back than its opening date, December 3, 2010. Violetta’s love for cooking came at an early age in her native country of Haiti, where it is traditional for the oldest girl to cook for her family. “When people eat and compliment her food, she likes it,” Samson said.
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Rogers Park Resident Named New Director for UIC African-American Cultural Center

Rogers Park Resident Named New Director for UIC African-American Cultural Center UIC NAMES NEW DIRECTOR FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER Lori Barcliff Baptista, an interdisciplinary scholar and artist whose work has focused on addressing social issues in minority communities, has been named director of the African-American Cultural Center of the University of Illinois at Chicago. The appointment, subject to approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, is effective August 1.
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posted by Charlie on July 21, 2011
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