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5 Questions: Bob Remer, President, Edgewater Historical Society

By Nora Brathol | Sunday, June 1, 2014

5 Questions:  Bob Remer, President, Edgewater Historical Society

The Edgewater Historical Society is a non-profit, privately funded organization dedicated to the preservation of Edgewater’s history and educating the public on that history.  The Society Museum at 5358 N. Ashland is open every Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m..  Edgewater is one of only a few Chicago neighborhoods that has such...

5 Questions: Rich Gorman of “Chalk the Block”

By Nora Brathol | Sunday, May 25, 2014

5 Questions:  Rich Gorman of “Chalk the Block”

  Pastor Rich Gorman of Community Christian Church-Edgewater moved to Edgewater in December of 2010 with his wife Dori.  A former history professor at Fordham University in New York, Rich and his wife Dori are long-time community developers that were drawn to the needs and opportunities in Edgewater.  Rich and Dori live in Edgewater...

Five Questions: David Melis, Edgewater Soaps

By Nora Brathol | Sunday, April 6, 2014

Five Questions: David Melis, Edgewater Soaps

David Melis grew up in Racine, Wisconsin, but became a true Illinoisian when he graduated with a degree in Library Science from the University of Illinois-Champaign.  An Edgewater resident since 1993, David has worked in Public Libraries around the state, including in Niles, Wilmette and Des Plaines.  He began making soap in 2001 after...

The Artist Behind The Neighborhood Posters, Christopher Gorz

By Keely Jones | Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Artist Behind The Neighborhood Posters, Christopher Gorz

Chances are you have seen a piece of art from the poster series in one of our local shops, hanging in a friend’s home or decorating a bar. You might have even purchased one as a gift for someone. The Chicago Neighborhood Poster series is a unique  set of posters created by artist Christopher Gorz, who happens...

5 Questions: Karen Dreyfuss and Tom Welch, Edgewater Reads

By Nora Brathol | Sunday, March 23, 2014

5 Questions: Karen Dreyfuss and Tom Welch, Edgewater Reads

Tom Welch, the CEO of Welch Consulting, and Karen Dreyfuss, Education Liaison for Alderman Harry Osterman’s 48th ward office, started “Edgewater Reads” in March of 2013 to address the expected gap in services while the Edgewater branch of Chicago Public Libraries was undergoing renovations and to connect our community of readers.  Edgewater’s branch has...

5 Questions: Lyle Allen, Care for Real

By Nora Brathol | Sunday, March 9, 2014

5 Questions:  Lyle Allen, Care for Real

Meet Lyle Allen, Executive Director of Care for Real. Originally from St. Louis, Lyle has lived in Chicago for over 20 years and is proud to call Edgewater home.  As the previous director of the League of Chicago Theatres and the Green City Market, Lyle became the Executive Director of Care for Real about...

5 Questions: Jessica Hammer, Andersonville Chamber Of Commerce

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, January 30, 2014

5 Questions: Jessica Hammer, Andersonville Chamber Of Commerce

Meet Jessica Hammer. Marketing & Member Services Manager, Andersonville Chamber Of Commerce Jessica grew up near South Haven, MI, where her family owns a second-going-on-third generation family blueberry farm. She graduated from Hope College, in Holland, MI, majoring in English with minors in history and theatre. Her specialty was costume design and she worked in the...

Five Questions: Mare Swallow

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, October 21, 2013

Five Questions: Mare Swallow

Mare Swallow is the founder and executive director of the Chicago Writers Conference, a not-for-profit based in Chicago. She’s a professional speaker and writer, and can often be seen sharing her stories at literary events like Tuesday Funk at the Hopleaf. She lived in Edgewater from 2004-2007, and has been an Andersonville resident since...

Five Questions: Music maker Austin Cook

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Five Questions: Music maker Austin Cook

Andersonville resident Austin Cook is the music director of the off Broadway hit ROOMS: a rock musical, a gritty two person punk rock musical set in the 1970’s

Five Questions: Edgewater author E.R. Beecher

By Daniel Zagotta | Monday, October 22, 2012

Five Questions: Edgewater author E.R. Beecher

Edgewater resident and Edgeville Buzz reader Ron Beecher recently published a book titled Casco,

Five Questions: Joan & David of the Andersonville Farmer’s Market

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Five Questions:  Joan & David of the Andersonville Farmer’s Market

Joan Oberndorf & David Oakes After a week off due to the 4th of July, the Andersonville Farmer’s Market returns to Berwyn Avenue

Five Questions: The Marty Behind Marty’s Martini Bar

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, June 28, 2012

Five Questions:  The Marty Behind Marty’s Martini Bar

Don’t let the small space at 1511 W Balmoral known as Marty’s Martini Bar fool you – the place is big on character, community

Five Questions with Betty Tsamis

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, August 25, 2011

Five Questions with Betty Tsamis

Betty Tsamis, Tsamis Law Firm, P.C. Betty Tsamis, founder and managing partner of Tsamis Law Firm in Andersonville, is a native Chicagoan and first-generation Greek American.

Five Questions: Gina Lettiere of Loyola University Farmer’s Market

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, August 11, 2011

Five Questions: Gina Lettiere of Loyola University Farmer’s Market

Gina Lettiere is a staff member of Loyola University’s Center for Urban Environmental Research & Policy (CUERP) and helps manage the University’s Farmer’s Market. The market is held each Monday from 3pm – 7pm near the Loyola Red Line stop at 6556 N Sheridan and features local food vendors. We asked Gina FIVE QUESTIONS...



















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