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  • More than 1,000 to gather Sunday for 'Birthday of the Trees'

    More than 1,000 to gather Sunday for 'Birthday of the Trees'
    Tu B'Shevat, a little known Jewish holiday with Biblical roots, has become a time for environmental awareness both within the Jewish community and beyond.
  • Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014

    Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014
    If you've ever tried to go to, say, Shedd Aquarium or the Museum of Science and Industry on the Sunday of a school vacation week, you'll agree that fewer museum visitors isn't necessarily a bad thing. By that standard, Chicago's museums did well in...

    Attendance dips at major Chicago museums in 2014

    Attendance dips at major Chicago museums in 2014
    Attendance at a consortium of 15 leading Chicago cultural institutions was down slightly in 2014, in large measure due to the "polar vortex" weather that began the year, but blockbuster year-end exhibitions about a rock star and a year in history kept the...

    Felled trees can become firewood, but it will take time

    Felled trees can become firewood, but it will take time
    I have some trees to remove from my garden over the next few years and was wondering if I can burn the wood in my fireplace. A friend told me that I have some ash trees that appear to have been damaged by emerald ash borer, as well as trees of the...

    New plants for 2015: There's a lot for gardeners to love

     New plants for 2015: There's a lot for gardeners to love
    What's that rosy glow in the distance? It's the dawn of a new gardening year! The long trudge of winter may seem to go on forever, but the days are getting longer and it's time to start dreaming and planning. Here are some bright new plants you may want...