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Andersonville’s City Made Fest Features All Things Local

By Ally Brisbin | Thursday, September 11, 2014

Andersonville’s City Made Fest Features All Things Local

Kick off autumn with a festival highlighting the best Chicago has to offer, City Made Fest in Andersonville. This is the first all-local street festival that highlights Chicago-made beer, cuisine, artisans, and music. The second annual City Made Fest takes place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21, noon to 9 p.m. The festival is on Clark between...

Local Artist John Kearney Dies But Leaves a Sculptural Legacy

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Local Artist John Kearney Dies But Leaves a Sculptural Legacy

He was a man that many people adored even though they had never met him. His sculptures lit up neighborhoods and made people smile. Now his beautiful talent has been taken away from future creations but will live on in the many sculptural pieces that dot Chicagoland and beyond. Sadly, one month ago today...

Auctioned Carson’s Ribs and 5757 Ridge Properties Remain In Limbo

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Auctioned Carson’s Ribs and 5757 Ridge Properties Remain In Limbo

There were two auctions on very high profile Edgewater properties earlier this summer. Each auction had its own set of issues and the properties remain in limbo as no final sale has been confirmed. Now the community is asking questions as to what the future holds. The Carson’s Ribs property at 5970 N. Ridge Ave. (between Clark and Paulina),...

High End Vintage Boutique Opening On Broadway

By Sharon Howerton | Monday, September 8, 2014

High End Vintage Boutique Opening On Broadway

North Broadway is home to many types of businesses. Its proximity to the Red Line and other forms of public transportation, and the many high rise residences along Sheridan Road and Lake Shore Drive make it a well-placed location for a new business venture. VERN + VERA at 5856 N. Broadway is just such a...

Ruff N’ Stuff Closed, Famous Fido/Happy Tails Relocating

By Keely Jones | Friday, September 5, 2014

Ruff N’ Stuff Closed, Famous Fido/Happy Tails Relocating

Kathy Puryear, the owner of Andersonville’s pet store Ruff N’ Stuff, sadly passed away a few weeks ago after a brief illness. The store has been in the neighborhood for 28 years and many were familiar with Kathy, her bright colored parrot and her German Shepard dog that sat at her side at the...

Edgewater Gets Its Chamber Music On

By Sharon Howerton | Thursday, September 4, 2014

Edgewater Gets Its Chamber Music On

Nestled on North Paulina at 5545, to be exact, is St. Gregory the Great Church. Each day young and old alike walk through its doors to worship. Over the years, however, it has become the artistic home of Quest Theater Ensemble. Joseph Malham has produced icons, banners and murals which grace the beautiful, welcoming...

Catching Up With a Landmark: Andersonville Water Tower Update

By Kat McLellan | Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Catching Up With a Landmark:  Andersonville Water Tower Update

Been wondering what’s happening with Andersonville’s Water Tower since their Midsommer fundraising success? We were too, so we checked in with the Swedish American Museum’s Executive Director, Karin Abercrombie. Fundraising has continued to go well; they’ve raised $60,000, more than a third of their $150,000 goal. It’s not just been large events like Midsommerfest...

Drowning At Foster Beach Sunday, Life Guards Off Duty Starting Today

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Drowning At Foster Beach Sunday, Life Guards Off Duty Starting Today

A 49-year-old Chicago man went into the water around the 5200 block of Simonds Drive near Foster Beach. The person swam about 25 feet from shore when witnesses saw him in distress. They called 911 but the man disappeared from sight.  When emergency vehicles got to the beach around 8:30 a.m. they were able to...

Bryn Mawr Water Main Project Ending, Resurfacing Next

By Daniel Zagotta | Saturday, August 30, 2014

Bryn Mawr Water Main Project Ending, Resurfacing Next

It has been a long several weeks for Bryn Mawr businesses and residents as they have endured many inconveniences due to the construction of a century old water main in dire need of replacement.  Now the light at the end of the tunnel is bright as work is scheduled to be completed by the end...

Police Foot Patrols Coming To Devon

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, August 29, 2014

Police Foot Patrols Coming To Devon

Police foot patrols are the oldest form of neighborhood crime deterrence and it is scheduled to begin again soon on Devon Ave. This style of policing has been on the decline, but since gas prices have steadily increased over the years, Chicago’s finest have been slowly bringing them back along with additional bicycle patrols. It’s not all to...

Trumbull School Redevelopment Proposals Announced

By Daniel Zagotta | Thursday, August 28, 2014

Trumbull School Redevelopment Proposals Announced

It has been a hot topic in Andersonville, what will become of the old Trumbull School at Ashland and Foster? As a result of rapid population growth in the area, the school opened to much acclaim in 1909. One of Chicago’s most famous Prairie style architects, Dwight D. Perkins, was commissioned to design the...

Steep’s Caroline Neff in the “Best Actress” Spotlight

By Claudia Moreno | Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Steep’s Caroline Neff in the “Best Actress” Spotlight

Steep Theatre is raising the bar for Chicago theater companies.  Their continuous success is due to the willingness of its artists and producers to push the boundaries.  One such artist is Caroline Neff, ensemble member and the company’s Casting Director, who was voted the 2014 Readers’ Picks for “Best Actress” in Chicago’s largest alternative media...

Yesterday’s Storms Brought Havoc To Edgewater, See The Pics

By Daniel Zagotta | Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Yesterday’s Storms Brought Havoc To Edgewater, See The Pics

Monday was officially the hottest day of the year with The National Weather Service saying that the heat index rose above 100 degrees in some areas. That heat fired up some nasty storms that engulfed the edgewater neighborhood. Around 12:30 p.m. the dark skies let loose with a large amount of rain and heavy...

Mariano’s at Foster and Sheridan Fails Inspection But Remains Open

By Keely Jones | Monday, August 25, 2014

Mariano’s at Foster and Sheridan Fails Inspection But Remains Open

Mariano’s has expanded throughout Chicago in quite a fast and furious manner. They have taken over several of the previous Dominick’s locations and many people in the community were happy to have new options for grocery stores. Distinguishing themselves as a step up from other grocery chains with more amenities, Mariano’s has things like a...

Edgewater and Uptown Listed as Highest New HIV Diagnoses in Chicago

By Keely Jones | Friday, August 22, 2014

Edgewater and Uptown Listed as Highest New HIV Diagnoses in Chicago

About a week ago as we were reading through some Chicago-specific Twitter feeds, we got stuck on one particular tweet that hit our hearts. It felt like it could be an opportunity for us at the EdgeVilleBuzz to highlight an issue relevant to our community and provide a list of resources that may be...




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