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August 2011 - Posts

CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LAKE VIEW, LOOP, OLD TOWN, EVANSTON
NORWOOD PARK Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival ( HCCDF ) was founded in 2010 as a way to share and celebrate the work of practicing contemporary dance artists and companies. Producers Nicole Gifford and Melissa Mallinson have a combined 20+ Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – BACKYARD BIRDING
Feeding birds in the backyard is easy and rewarding. We have a great variety of species in the Chicagoland area. By using certain feed and feeders you can attract the species you wish. Ground feeders attract Mourning Doves who can't perch on a hanging Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - MORE APPLE RUMORS AND UPDATES FROM TECH CRUNCH
By now you've heard the news that Steve Jobs stepped down from his role with Apple. If you haven't heard, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has spent the last decade fostering what some analysts have dubbed "a Steve-infused culture" at Apple, one Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO: SUMMER WINDING DOWN? – NOT US CHICAGOANS!
Summer may be winding-down but not us Chicagoans, especially since our summers are way too short! So this weekend’s agenda continues with a wide-variety of outdoor festivals and activities sure to be crowd pleasers. The Greektown neighborhood brings Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, SOUTH LOOP, LOOP, NAPERVILLE
NORWOOD PARK Time to brush off your kilt and get ready to run the Chicago Kilt Run ! It's a shady course that starts and finishes in the Norwood Park neighborhood. This is a great Chicago event as there is something for everybody. The distance is Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GAREN TIPS – RAINY WEATHER
With all the rain we’ve been having around Chicago lately, I know it’s been hard to get lawn work accomplished. If you can’t get out to cut the grass because of weather and it gets too long, just cut it two times . You only have to make Read More...
THE "MAGIC BULLET?" WHAT WILL FINALLY SHAKE THE CHICAGO HOUSING MARKET OUT OF THE DOLDRUMS?
CONTINUED RECORD-LOW INTEREST RATES? TUMBLING HOUSE VALUES? FALLING UNEMPLOYMENT? LOWER GAS PRICES? REDUCED DISTRESSED INVENTORY? FOR MOST . . . "WHO KNOWS!" Here in IL, the rate of Home Foreclosures continues to drop. According to Ivrine CA-based Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – SAY HELLO TO DENISE, THE DJ
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is definitely making waves in San Antonio, Texas. Though this new DJ, Denise, is not yet ready for prime time, she has a lot of functionality that will help one radio station save money. Denise ’s primary role will be Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO AIR & WATER SHOW IN TOWN!
The Chicago Air & Water Show takes center stage this Saturday and Sunday (11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) at North Avenue Beach (1600 N. Lake Shore Drive) in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Now in its 53 rd year, this annual event is billed the oldest and largest Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LOOP, LAKEVIEW, LINCOLN SQUARE, OAK PARK
PORTAGE PARK Driving through Portage Park it was hard not to miss the "Under Renovation" sign at the Patio Theater . The movie theater closed down a decade ago but son, Demetri Kouvalis, looking for job found one from the owner, his dad. "I Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – NEW STORAGE SOLUTIONS
Even in a small apartment there are ways to store your stuff neatly and it can look good too. In the kitchen pots can go up on a rack suspended from the ceiling. Wide shelves can hold baskets or small containers to hold just about anything. A freestanding Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – APPLE iPHONE 5?
Recently Apple applied for a new patent that will keep your iPhone screen nice and clean from fingerprints. Using a technique called Physical Vapor Desposition ("PVD"), a coating is applied in liquid form inside of a bottle that is pressurized Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - EXPERIENCE CHICAGO’S ETHNICITY!
Chicago truly is home to a wide diversity of ethnic groups within its neighborhoods and this weekend is your chance to “experience Chicago’s ethnicity!” The Taylor Street Festa Italiana held in the Little Italy neighborhood at Taylor Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, OLD TOWN, EVANSTON
PORTAGE PARK Pizza Hut this week is making a free online offer. Through Saturday, August 13, fans who "like" Pizza Hut on Facebook or join the Hut Lovers TM email program will receive a free P'Zone with any online pizza purchase. Order online Read More...
NEW PRICE! WEST TOWN - Two Separate Legal Units - House & Coach House - 2BR/2BA Each!
West Town, Chicago - Announcing a PRICE REDUCTION on 1460 West Chestnut Street, a Front Lot House and Rear Lot Coach House, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths each - "Two Legal Units!". NOW MLS® $299,700 - INCREDIBLE VALUE - Own & Rent! Property informatio Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – WHAT TO DO WITH TOO MUCH SUMMER PRODUCE
After a cold, rainy spring and a hot summer the gardens around Chicago are really starting to produce. If your garden is anything like mine it's looking like I'll be getting a lot of tomatoes all at once. It's great to have all these great Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – AIR CONDITIONING AND HEAT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
I've been hearing it all year long. Six months ago, people were complaining about the cold. Today, it's too hot or too muggy. Of course, working at a computer is definitely one of the most difficult things in the world so time to go home early. Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - LOLLA’S BACK IN TOWN!
Well, well, well, look whose back in town this weekend! That’s right, it’s Lolla!! Lollapalooza 2011 is a three-day music festival of about 130 bands held at Grant Park (500 S. Columbus Drive) in the Grant Park Museums neighborhood. However, Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – LOOP, LAKEVIEW, NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN SQUARE, NAPERVILLE
LOOP What's better than viewing art while sipping a little wine and listening to music? Join Chicago Loop Alliance for their August First Thursdays Gallery Walk -- featuring a diverse selection of art, wine and music. This perfect mixture is sure Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – NINE WAYS TO USE LEMONS TO CLEAN, FRESHEN AND SANITIZE
1. Quarter a lemon and throw it down the garbage disposal. Run hot water and grind it up. Freshens and cleans marvelously! 2. Use lemon juice to shine copper, brass and chrome. Dip a cut half of lemon in salt for scrubbing power. 3. Thinly slice a lemon Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – US TREASURY MANDATES ELECTRONIC INVOICING
We've heard so much about the debt ceiling, here's one thing that is great to know that our government is catching up with technology. In support of President Obama's " Campaign to Cut Waste ," all Treasury Bureaus will implement Read More...