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Store Thu Aug 12 2010

Drink Coffee, Donate School Supplies: Win-Win

Coffee and Tea Exchange is collecting school supplies for the families served by Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4). Many of the families who rely on C4's mental health services can't afford back-to-school basics for their children. Two hundred backpacks have already been donated, and you can help fill them up by donating any of the following items:

  • notebooks (spiral and composition)

  • paper (ruled, for computer/printers, construction, or graph paper)

  • pencils/pens, cases, and sharpeners

  • markers, crayons, and colored pencils

  • rulers, glue sticks, and scissors

  • pocket folders and binders

Drop off supplies until August 20, and don't procrastinate: Chicago public schools start class on September 8.

While you're at Coffee and Tea Exchange, pick up a pound of coffee for yourself (or your kid's teacher - a much better back-to-school gift than an apple-shaped mug full of pencils). And be sure to check out CTX's impressive collection of collaged coffee barrel lid covers.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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