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September 2013 - Posts

TECHNOLOGY TIPS – TWITTER ALERTS FOR EMERGENCIES
So you’ve probably heard of Twitter and just this past week, they’ve introduced a new emergency notification service called Twitter Alerts . Essentially, it’s part of an emergency broadcasting system that gets important information during Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO ASSISTS WITH SEASONAL TRANSITION!
It appears that some of us in Chicago have welcomed in autumn, while others of us are having a difficult time with that transition. Well, this last weekend of September will bring you both summer and autumn festivities, along with summer-like temps, to Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, RAVENSWOOD, LAKEVIEW, WEST LOOP, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK After the closing of Portage Theater, local Patio Theater stepped in and provided a new home for the Northwest Chicago Film Society, despite a broken air conditioner this past summer. Owner Demetri Kouvalis has decided to change the focus Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - HINTS FOR FALL CLEANING
The cool weather this weekend has put me in a mood for some fall house cleaning. As in spring cleaning getting ready for summer, fall cleaning gets us ready for a long winter inside. Windows can be taken care of with two or three tablespoons of vinegar Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – GMAIL IS DEFINITELY SLOW
Have you been experiencing some slowness with your Gmail account recently? In an announcement earlier today, Google admitted to Gmail experiencing issues with delayed email and attachments failing to download. This morning the initial announcement was Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS WELCOME FALL & ITS NEWBIES!
Whether we like it or not, it’s time to say goodbye to summer. However, here in Chicago we find ways to celebrate any season that arrives on our doorstep with this weekend being no exception. Yep, you’ve got it – Chicagoans Welcome Fall Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – LOOP, NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, LINCOLN SQUARE, OAK PARK
LOOP I absolutely adore funnel cakes. They are yummy and still give you that fabulous feeling of summertime. As our summer begins to wind down head over to Blackfinn Ameripub which opened Thursday, September 19. It's a huge space that is best for Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - 17 ITEMS TO ALWAYS KEEP IN YOUR CAR
Duct Tape - many uses for this in the car as well as all around the house. Use it for quick upholstery repairs to holding on a damaged tail light, or temporarily holding up a muffler. Fire Extinguisher - always make sure it is not expired and that it Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - APPLE'S IPHONE TRADE IN PROGRAM
I'm not sure if many of you know this but pretty much every store where you can purchase a phone also has a trade-in program. As part of its program, Apple has gone nationwide with their trade-in program. If you are interested in upgrading to the Read More...
NEW REDUCED PRICE! PORTAGE PARK - UPDATED BRICK ENGLISH TUDOR - NEWER MECHANICALS!
Portage Park , Chicago - Announcing a PRICE REDUCTION on 5901 West Henderson Street, a 1,314 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bedroom charming English Tudor. NOW MLS $229,000 - GREAT VALUE!! Property information Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO NOT THROWING IN THE TOWEL YET!
With the dog days of summer nearing their end, we in Chicago are not throwing in the towel yet especially with the heat wave of this past week. However, this weekend brings a touch of coolness to come and is a great time to get out and enjoy the City’s Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, LOOP, GOLD COAST, NAPERVILLE
NORWOOD PARK Yesterday as you drove through Norwood Park on Devon Avenue, you would see a simple yet poignant sign, " Never Forget ." This banner is put up every year by local resident, Desiree Luburich, and it stays up for a few days after Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - LOTS OF RAIN EARLY IN THE YEAR NOW IT’S DRY
This year in the Midwest we have had great variations in our weather. Spring was cool and wet. Nice weather in my opinion. Most of the summer has been on the cool side with ample rains. Now we are approaching mid September and have July weather. This Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – LET’S GET PHILANTHROPIC
As many Americans know, Wednesday marks the anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. This year I found a website that allows you to volunteer your time in observance of this historic day . If you go to the website and select Volunteer, you can see the many projects Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS FEASTING AT FESTS STILL ON THE MENU!
Labor Day is behind us, autumn is ahead, but this weekend Chicagoans will be feasting at fests still on the summer menu! Celebrate German culture this Saturday and Sunday at this year's annual German American Fest being held at 4700 N. Lincoln Avenue Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – LAKEVIEW, PORTAGE PARK, LOOP, OLD TOWN, EVANSTON
LAKEVIEW Think you're clever? Join the Clever Ape Race this Saturday, September 7, starting at Redmond's Ale House at 10am. You and your team will go through five challenges. Upon completing each challenge, you receive a clue to let you know of Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – ILLINOIS CELL PHONE DRIVING BAN
Get ready because effective January 1, 2014, the statewide cell phone ban will go into effect. Essentially, if you are using your handheld device while driving, you could incur a fine starting at $75. The law calls for drivers to pull over or use hands-free Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – MORE GOODIES IN ICE CUBE TRAYS
Last week I told you about a trick for preserving herbs by freezing in olive oil in ice cube trays. I thought I would look for a few other things we can freeze in ice cube trays to use as we need. Instead of throwing out unused ripe fruit, freeze in juice Read More...