Meetings at Bethany Retirement Community instead of Weiss Memorial Hospital

Due to a temporary shortage of parking at Weiss Memorial Hospital, we are moving our meetings to Bethany Retirement Community at 4950 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago 60640

(West of Clark Street, North of Lawrence Avenue)

Public transportation: Clark St. Bus Route 22 is nearby.

Free Parking street parking and a parking lot

We regret any inconvenience, though we are saving you some inconvenience and expense.

Regards,
Scott Warner

Apples in the Midwestern Imagination

Presented Lucy Long, PhD

Like many Americans, Midwesterners have fond memories of apples: family apple orchards are commonplace; cider mills used to be and are returning; apple butter is a traditional way of preserving the fruit; apple pies and pastries frequent many homemade and commercial tables; Johnny Appleseed is embraced as a hometown hero; and festivals frequently celebrate the fruit. These memories make the fruit a significant part of personal histories and local food cultures. Continue reading