Around and About

Wonder why the long line was outside Reckless Records?

Date: 
04/26/2013
RecordStoreDay

"Do you know what is going on along Milwaukee? People are lined-up from on Honore, around the corner and up Milwaukee," said a familiar voice on the other end of the phone last Saturday morning. 

Remington Wozniak's kite takes 1st place in Colorado

Date: 
04/14/2013
RemiKite

Former Wicker Park resident Remington Wozniak won first place for the largest kite in the 10 and younger group at the 11th Annual Arvada (Colorado) Kite Festival, Sat. Apr. 13, Robby Ferrufino Park, in front of a crowd of 6,000.

Critical mass walk swarms through Wicker Park residential streets

Date: 
04/13/2013
WindyCityExplorers

"What is going on? There are hundreds of people all over the street and sidewalks," queried a familiar voice on my phone last Sunday morning.

Spring forward this weekend!

Date: 
03/08/2013
Spring

Mark "Spring Forward" on your calendar for Saturday night.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOURS

Date: 
11/21/2012
FallSquash

May your celebration of this holiday be as bountiful as depicted in this grouping of nature's bounty at Christy Webber Landscape on Grand Ave.

Senior's prayer brings levity to aging

Date: 
10/08/2012
AgingForDummies

Though there are many "Dummies" books and videos about a plethora of subjects, I have not found one on the foibles of aging that is even close to a video showcasing a prayer by Mary Maxwell.

Blue Angels that buzzed our neighborhood skies performed breath-taking maneuvers over Lake Michigan

Date: 
08/23/2012
BlueAngels

Occasionally seeing and often hearing various planes overhead in the neighborhoods during Chicago's Annual Air and Water Show and the practice days before the weekend, we often don't get to the lake area to see them perform.

Christmas is just around the corner -- literally!

Date: 
07/21/2012
ChristmasFrnt

With fake snow, holiday garland, giant Christmas ornaments, twinkly lights and big red bows, it was a visual relief to the soaring temperatures causing perspiration to run down one's neck.

John McNaughton and Tony Fitzpatrick meet outside Firecat Projects

Date: 
04/28/2012
NaughtonFitzpatrick

Long-time friends director/writer John McNaughton and multi talented Tony Fitzpatrick stopped for a photo op outside Firecat Projects, 2124 N. Damen, during the opening reception of Nick Sistler's terrific new show, Trouble, Fri. , Apr. 27.

Memorial musical tribute to Kvitka Cisyk event video and music

Date: 
04/28/2012
KvitkaCisyk

Listen to the music of Kvitka Cisyk while viewing the video of the Memorial event in her honor at the Ukrainian National Museum on Fri. Apr. 27,

CTA doing maintenance at Blue Line Division St. station

Date: 
01/19/2012
DivCTA

In this case, the picture says it all about the Blue Line CTA station in the Polish Triangle at Division, Milwaukee and Ashland,

Considering the temperatures and snow prediction for the next couple of days, some of these tasks might be tricky for the crews and you!

Be careful out there!

 

Thanks to East Villager Scott Rappe for providing this news!

The seasons are a changin'

Date: 
11/11/2011
MrTurtle

Thursday morning Mr. Turtle was just hangin' out, surrounded by autumn leaves. He wasn't super happy that the temperature started dropping and the skies started turning gray. Then between 1:30 and 1:45 p.m. it happened. White flakes started drifting to the ground and his shell.

Soon the flakes stopped, those fallen disappeared and Mr.Turtle knew he was safe from being covered in white...for a while.

Bride and groom take a quick stop in Wicker Park while sumo wrestlers and Dracula are close by

Date: 
11/05/2011
BrideGroom

A bride and groom alight from a vintage Cadillac in front of the Blue Line Restaurant on Damen.

Halloween spirts are in the air

Date: 
10/27/2011
RealFur

Spirits are adrift, lurking around corners, over head, behind a door, in a window and floating in the garden.

Community Photo Album: 1

Date: 
06/24/2011
BabyInflatible

There are so many wonderful summer photos...already...and we have not reached July yet.

So we thought you might like to sharpen your creativity with some photo caption writing.

We'll supply the photos...you supply the captions.

Together, we'll create a community photo album.

How do you honor "dad"?

Date: 
06/15/2011
Crown

The first Father's Day or, in Spanish, Día del Padre was declared to be the third Sunday of June in 1910. It is intended to be a day to honor men who serve as a dad whether biological, stepfather, uncle, grandfather or adult male friend. It is a time to honor them for what they have meant to you and your life.

Perambulator News: Doggie strollers

Date: 
05/20/2011
LeLawStroller

When one sees a stroller, one thinks baby... Well now you can also think furry.

Searching for people with blurry, graining or blown out photos

Date: 
05/20/2011
MomentBlur

Do you have a  blurry, grainy or blown out photo that you would love to recreate? Here is your chance.

Illinois Governor was in the neighborhood recently

Date: 
04/29/2011
GovQuinn

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn was recently spotted in the Jackson Junge Gallery on Milwaukee Ave. at a private event.

Trash the Dress…the wedding dress!

Date: 
04/20/2011
BlkDress

"Brides used to save their dress for their daughters but that is not what happens now. They trash them,"