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  • Street Named In Honor Of Women and Children First

    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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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...


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Raven Theatre Review: The Playboy of the Western World

By John DiMucci | Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Raven Theatre Review: The Playboy of the Western World

Review: The Playboy of the Western World The writer J.M. Synge was a master of Irish poetry, prose and folklore.  Debuting over 100 years ago in Dublin’s famous Abbey Theatre, Synge’s “The Playboy of the Western World” took the city by storm. Literally.  Synge’s romantic and dark comedy caused rioting in the theatre and in...

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Upcoming Events In Edgeville
Sep 20 9:00am Care for Real EdgeWalk to End Hunger Care for Real
Sep 21 10:00am Vintage Garage Chicago
Sep 21 12:00pm Edgewater Home Tour Edgewater Beach Central neighborhood
Sep 27 11:30am Argyle/Andersonville Ethnic Food Tour
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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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),...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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