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March 2012 - Posts

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - YOUNG AND OLD ON THE HUNT FOR A GOOD TIME!
Look out this weekend as you’re out and about since both young and old will be out and about as well hunting for a good time as March comes to an end and April begins! For the young ones, this Saturday brings a wide choice of Easter egg hunts, in Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – LAKEVIEW, SOUTH LOOP, GOLD COAST, EVANSTON
LAKEVIEW Indie Burger , a collision of your two great loves-good music and grass-fed cattle-now open in Lakeview. Think of the Pitchfork Music Festival, only with fewer skinny jeans and more fresh Wisconsin beef and root-beer floats. this will be a convenient Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - SUCCESSFUL SOD
Sod: We haven't talked about putting in sod. Whether you're doing the entire lawn or a small patch, installation is pretty simple. Make sure you have a good base, tilled soil augmented with a mixture of 2 parts top soil to one each sand and compost. Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - WHAT SEASON ARE WE IN?
I’m a little confused here as this weekend’s line-up in Chicago offers a little from all seasons, which leads me to ask – what season are we in? This Saturday (12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.) and Sunday (10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) offers the Randolph Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, WEST LOOP, OLD TOWN, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK A church called the Chicago Tabernacle has put in an offer to buy the Portage Theater, located on Milwaukee Avenue just north of Irving Park Road, and is in the process of petitioning the city for a permit that would allow the theater to Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – IS SUMMER ALREADY HERE?
In the last few weeks the weather has been something I have never seen in all my 53 years. I’m almost ready to believe in global warming (well almost). We always get a few warmer days, but to see so many this warm this early is really unusual. Tulips, Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - CREATE YOUR OWN STYLUS LIKE MCGYVER
When I'm looking for valuable or creative information to share, sometimes I come across a unique item that I just have to share. Today I found a way to make your own stylus to help with using your tablet or smart phone. The main concept behind it Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - WE’RE GOING GREEN AGAIN!
As usual, Chicagoans are gearing up for “going green” this weekend as St. Patrick’s Day falls on Saturday this year! Here’s your line-up of “going green” celebrations. A tradition since 1962, the Dyeing of the Chicago Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – WATER CONSERVATION
March 12-18 th 2012 is the fourth annual " Fix a leak week ". The average home wastes hundreds of gallons of water a year. WaterSense in partnership with the EPA created "Fix a Leak Week" to encourage and educate consumers about leaks Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - UPDATING AND DOWNLOADING FREE SOFTWARE
There are times when all I want to do is download several software at the same time. It's really a challenge remembering websites and then doing the download and then I have to install everything. I was at a recent function and talking with an IT Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - ARE YOU READY FOR SOME COLOR?
It's that time of year again when Chicagoans need to add some color back into their lives as the grayness of winter still lingers on. So, here are a few options to bring some color into your weekend along with some springiness! Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – JEFFERSON PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, NAPERVILLE
JEFFERSON PARK Each year gardeners start thinking about all they'll need for their gardens like seeds, seedlings and plants. The Jefferson Park Farmers Market committee is already thinking about how they're going to fund their promotions this Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDENING TIPS – GROCERY SHOPPING
Grocery prices all around the country and the world are up as much as 40% over last year. We certainly need to watch our pennies with the economy such as it is. Here are a few simple tricks to help as you shop at your local supermarket. 1. Make a shopping Read More...
DELAYED FORECLOSURES CREATE STRESS, UNCERTAINTY FOR THOSE WAITING TO LOSE THEIR HOMES
BANKS OFTEN DELAY FORECLOSURES TWO YEARS OR LONGER FOR HOMEOWNERS IN DEFAULT! Under "normal circumstances," IL Foreclosures take about nine months to one year to run their course - from the first court filing of mortgage delinquency, until the Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – TURN OFF TRACKING ON FIREFOX
I'm a big Firefox fan. It works well with my current computer set-up and I've not had problems in the past three years. I just found this new feature that I really like for various reasons. Firefox has a Do-not-track feature that lets you tell Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - READY TO SHAKE OFF SOME WINTER CHILL?
Well, it appears that ‘ole man winter here in Chicago continues to hang around on our weekends, so here are a few suggestions to shake off some of that winter chill! O'Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels Show takes place this weekend at the Donald Read More...