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Big Weekend In Our Community, Fall Art Fair and Edgewater 5K Run/Walk

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Big Weekend In Our Community, Fall Art Fair and Edgewater 5K Run/Walk

This weekend is an incredible weekend to be in Edgewater. After months of planning, we anticipate two big events in the neighborhood. First, the Fall Arts Fair gets the weekend off right this Saturday and Sunday. Celebrating their second year, Edgewater Artists in Motion are anticipating a great turn out. Located on Granville between Broadway and Kenmore,...

Chicago Market Food Co-op Coming To Area, An Option To Grocery Stores

By Sharon Howerton | Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Chicago Market Food Co-op Coming To Area, An Option To Grocery Stores

Living in Andersonville, there is certainly an abundance of grocery stores from which to choose, but what if you are looking for locally grown or organic products? What about supporting the many small farmers in Illinois and nearby states? What if you love your local farmer’s market but can’t shop on Wednesday afternoon, Tuesday...

Let’s Rumble Medieval Style! Belegarth Battles In Edgewater

By Keely Jones | Monday, September 22, 2014

Let’s Rumble Medieval Style! Belegarth Battles In Edgewater

If you frequent the lake on the weekends in our neighborhood, chances are you might have seen a group of people fighting with swords, shields, and dressed in medieval clothing. But no one seems to get physically hurt or arrested? What is this grandiose fighting fest and what it is all about?! It is...

Man Arrested for 48th Ward Burglary, May Be Charged With Setting Area Fires

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, September 19, 2014

Man Arrested for 48th Ward Burglary, May Be Charged With Setting Area Fires

Daniel Grunauer of the 900 block of West Ainslie was arrested by police after a series of fires in the 48th Ward were investigated by area detectives. Mr Grunauer originally denied the charges but after presented with conclusive evidence, he admitted to the burglary and the fire is still being investigated at 5009 N....

Edgewater Fall Art Fair Grows Into Second Year!

By Claudia Moreno | Thursday, September 18, 2014

Edgewater Fall Art Fair Grows Into Second Year!

The lighthouse is the icon of the Edgewater Neighborhood, and fittingly so. It was Rae Ann Cecrle who imagined the symbol of the beacon of light for the steadfast commitment that Edgewater Artists in Motion offers the residents and artists of Edgewater. This fall, Edgewater once again celebrates the cultural diversity that the neighborhood...

Andersonville In “Best 10″ Chicago Shopping Destinations By USA Today

By Daniel Zagotta | Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Andersonville In “Best 10″ Chicago Shopping Destinations By USA Today

Andersonville’s shopping destinations deserve the respect. The passion for keeping it local is abounds on this Clark Street corridor. Few chains exist here and that helps bring the flavor that is all its own. Now USA Today names it in the “Best 10″  Chicago Shopping Areas and showcases some favorites such as Brimfield, Scout...

Street Named In Honor Of Women and Children First Bookstore

By Keely Jones | Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Street Named In Honor Of Women and Children First Bookstore

The city of Chicago is designating a block of the street located at Farragut and Clark as “Women and Children First” as an honor to the contributions and commitment the local and independent bookstore has had on the community.  On Oct. 11, 10 a.m. there will be a short ceremony just outside the store to...

Andersonville Becomes Wonderland and YOU Become Alice

By Keely Jones | Monday, September 15, 2014

Andersonville Becomes Wonderland and YOU Become Alice

Starting at the end of September and running through November, you may notice several white rabbits running through the neighborhood leading people through Wonderland, or as we refer to it, Andersonville. Our beloved community will transform and become a joyous and magical exploration through various local businesses that coincide with some of our favorite...

Do you ‘Eat Clean’ Edgewater?

By Jen Loboda | Saturday, September 13, 2014

Do you ‘Eat Clean’ Edgewater?

  When people ask me how I coach my clients to eat, the term “clean eating” is the best way to describe it. I believe in bio-individuality, which is the concept that every person is unique and will thrive with a diet specific to them. However, there are certain principles in choosing your foods that are universal...

Smoking Bans Expand To Chicago Parks And Harbors

By Daniel Zagotta | Friday, September 12, 2014

Smoking Bans Expand To Chicago Parks And Harbors

Following the lead of such cities as New York and Boston, Chicago now will permanently place smoking bans in city parks and harbors. The Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Wednesday, Sept. 11 to the measure that takes place immediately. Previously,  it was only banned at playgrounds, beaches and Park District buildings, but now...

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...




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