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CHSAS will be a weekly presence at the Eli’s Cheesecake/Wright College Farmers Market

Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences Farmstand comes to the northwest side.

Produce, Crafts and Honey from the Ag School are favorites of the Mt. Greenwood and Beverly communities For the summer of 2009, CHSAS will be a weekly presence at the Eli’s Cheesecake/Wright College Farmers Market. Scott Simon of NPR highlighted the students and programs recently on NPR Weekend Edition Saturday.

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Students at Chicago’s High School for Agricultural Sciences learn from farming livestock and crops, but they also train for several other careers. Ag High’s curriculum includes subjects such as English, history and science, along with classes literally taught in the field.

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Scott Simon of NPR “Weekend Edition Saturday” Names his Favorite Destinations in the World—including the Eli M. Schulman Playground at Seneca Park

Scott Simon of NPR “Weekend Edition Saturday” Names his Favorite Destinations in the World—including the Eli M. Schulman Playground at Seneca Park
The highlight of every Saturday morning is listening to Scott Simon on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition Saturday. I listen to the first part live on WBEZ Chicago and then go online to hear the second half on NPR affiliates on the west coast.

Scott, a Chicago native, is the son of Patricia Lyons Simon Newman Gilband. A graduate of Senn High School, Scott is the son of comedian Ernie Simon and step son of Lincoln Historian Ralph Newman.

During our stay in Washington for the inauguration of President Obama, Maureen, Elana and I had the pleasure to attend Scott’s broadcast of “Weekend Edition Saturday.” It was an awesome experience and we took the picture above in the studio.

On March 29th, Scott was interviewed in the Chicago Tribune for the “Celebrity Traveler” column. Scott talked about his travels around the world. Favorite vacation spots, favorite hotels and restaurants..and then his favorites when he travels with his wife Caroline and daughters, Elise and Lina.

“When I’m with my family, we seek out parks and zoos. The Luxembourg Gardens in Paris have pony rides and coffee and crepes under chestnut trees. Chicago’s Millennium Park is dazzling, but the Eli Schulman Playlot in Chicago’s Seneca Park is adorable. London’s Green Park has the best seesaws and the most personable swans. The Vancouver Aquarium manages to be both vast and charming, and as to zoos, our daughters can hail the Great Apes in Lincoln Park Zoo by their names.”

Thanks Scott for placing Eli’s Playground in the same paragraph with Chicago’s Millennium Park, London’s Green Park and Luxembourg Gardens in Paris.

With American Girl in Water Tower Place to the north and Prentice Woman’s Hospital and the new home of Chicago’s Children’s Hospital to the south, we certainly have one of the most special locations for children in the world and we want to always have a Playground in Eli’s name to that standard.

 

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NPR Weekend Edition Host Scott Simon Delivers “A Christmas Story for the Times” featuring Eli’s Cheesecake

NPR Weekend Edition Host Scott Simon Delivers “A Christmas Story for the Times” featuring Eli’s Cheesecake
A Chicago native and life long Cub fan, Scott Simon, the host of Weekend Edition Saturday on NPR is an award winning author and commentator. Scott is a proud graduate of Senn High School, a Chicago Public High School.
We were delighted that Scott wrote “A Christmas Story for the Times” for the broadcasto on Saturday, December 27th featuring Oprah, Warren Buffet and Eli’s Cheesecake. Thanks Scott!

Simon Says

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98754545

by Scott Simon

 

A Christmas Story For The Times

 

Weekend Edition Saturday, December 27, 2008 ·

Joseph and Mary got off the bus in Detroit. He had worked as a carpenter for 20 years, but lost his job. His pension was invested with Bernard Madoff, and there was no federal bailout for carpenters.

He and Mary had no place to live, and Mary was pregnant.

She told Joseph that he would be the child’s father, but he wasn’t the child’s father. She said that spark that began their child — well, her story was just too embarrassing for Joseph to repeat. It sounded impossible and ridiculous.

Friends told him he was being taken for a fool. But Joseph loved Mary and knew that the past few months had been hard for her.

There was no room at a homeless shelter, but a man said they could unroll their blankets on the floor of his garage. The garage was cold, but it had a wireless Internet connection.

That night, Mary gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. He had a nice, loud cry. Mary laid their baby down in the back of a prototype of an electric car, swaddled in a recyclable grocery tote. A stray gray dog, still grimy from the streets and whimpering with loneliness, crept into the garage and kept watch over their baby, keeping him warm with his panting.

 

 

That night, a star appeared in the East. Three Wise People — Warren Buffet, Oprah Winfrey and David Axelrod — came to see Joseph and Mary’s baby, bearing gifts of Frontera Chipotle salsa, Eli’s cheesecake and asparagus, for fiber. Joseph was glad they didn’t bring stock certificates.
The infant saw the gifts and smiled.
Mary saw the look of delight in her child’s face and said to herself, “He’s happy to be here with us.”

But she saw Joseph sitting off by himself at the far end of the garage. She knew he was worried about how he was going to make a life for their child. When Joseph came back to the car, his eyes glimmered.

“I think I finally understand,” he said. “It doesn’t matter where a child is born, or who their father is. Every child born cries for our love and deserves our care: Every child who’s hungry in Darfur, Detroit or Zimbabwe; every little girl who’s been abandoned by a roadside in China; every little boy in Congo who has a gun taller than he is thrust into his arms; every little boy and girl who are threatened by an empty stomach, a cruel tyrant or an epidemic — I must love them as a father loves his child.”

Mary and Joseph sat with their arms around each other and around their baby boy. The dog — they decided to adopt him on the spot — hopped up in the seat beside them and put his head gently onto Joseph’s lap. The star that had found them seemed to stay for a moment, while their child breathed softly, safely, peacefully, as they looked out into a new year.

 

 

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NPR Weekend Edition Host Scott Simon Delivers “A Christmas Story for the Times” featuring Eli’s Cheesecake

A Chicago native and life long Cub fan, Scott Simon, the host of
Weekend Edition Saturday on NPR is an award winning author and commentator.
Scott is a proud graduate of Senn High School, a Chicago Public High
School.

We were delighted that Scott wrote “A Christmas Story for the
Times” for the broadcasto on Saturday, December 27th featuring Oprah, Warren
Buffet and Eli’s Cheesecake. Thanks Scott!

Simon Says

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98754545

by Scott Simon

 

A Christmas Story For The Times

 

Weekend Edition Saturday,December 27, 2008 ·

Joseph and Mary got off the bus in Detroit. He had worked as a
carpenter for 20
years, but lost his job. His pension was
invested with Bernard Madoff, and there was no federal bailout for
carpenters.

He and Mary had no place to live, and Mary was
pregnant.

She told Joseph that he would be the child’s father, but he
wasn’t the child’s father. She said that spark that began their child — well,
her story was just too embarrassing for Joseph to repeat. It sounded impossible
and ridiculous.

Friends told him he was being taken for a fool. But Joseph loved
Mary and knew that the past few months had been hard for her.

There was no room at a homeless shelter, but a man said they
could unroll their blankets on the floor of his garage. The garage was cold, but
it had a wireless Internet connection.

That night, Mary gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. He had a
nice, loud cry. Mary laid their baby down in the back of a prototype of an
electric car, swaddled in a recyclable grocery tote. A stray gray dog, still
grimy from the streets and whimpering with loneliness, crept into the garage and
kept watch over their baby, keeping him warm with his panting.

That night, a star appeared in the East. Three Wise
People — Warren Buffet, Oprah Winfrey and David Axelrod — came to see Joseph and
Mary’s baby, bearing gifts of Frontera Chipotle salsa, Eli’s cheesecake and
asparagus, for fiber. Joseph was glad they didn’t bring stock
certificates
.

The infant saw the gifts and smiled.

Mary saw the look of delight in her child’s face and said to
herself, “He’s happy to be here with us.”

But she saw Joseph sitting off by himself at the far end of the
garage. She knew he was worried about how he was going to make a life for their
child. When Joseph came back to the car, his eyes glimmered.

“I think I finally understand,” he said. “It doesn’t matter
where a child is born, or who their father is. Every child born cries for our
love and deserves our care: Every child who’s hungry in Darfur, Detroit or
Zimbabwe; every little girl who’s been abandoned by a roadside in China; every
little boy in Congo who has a gun taller than he is thrust into his arms; every
little boy and girl who are threatened by an empty stomach, a cruel tyrant or an
epidemic — I must love them as a father loves his child.”

Mary and Joseph sat with their arms around each other and around
their baby boy. The dog — they decided to adopt him on the spot — hopped up in
the seat beside them and put his head gently onto Joseph’s lap. The star that
had found them seemed to stay for a moment, while their child breathed softly,
safely, peacefully, as they looked out into a new year.

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Scott Simon, of NPR and author of Pretty Birds, at Eli’s the Place for Steak

The women are strong in Garrison Keillor movie

May 17, 2005

BY BILL
ZWECKER
SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST

 

SEEN ON SCENE: Chicago native and National Public Radio host Scott Simon joined his wife, Caroline, at Eli’s the Place for Steak to celebrate the success of his first novel, Pretty Birds, scoring high on Amazon.com

One of Eli’s and the Cubs biggest fans is Scott Simon, host of NPR Weekend Saturday. A graduate of Senn High School, Scott is a Peabody Award winner and one of the most popular hosts on the radio today. Scott, wife Caroline, and daughter, celebrated being at Eli’s and the publication of his first novel on Sunday night at Eli’s the Place for Steak.

Look for “Pretty Birds” his first novel published by Random House in your local book store

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