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December 2013 - Posts

TECHNOLOGY TIPS - 2014 TECH TRENDS
Each year, you'll find postings about what was the most fun new technology and a recap of a top 10. This year, I'd like to give you some insight about what is going to be happening in social media coming 2014 . The first prediction is that there Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - WINTER ACTIVITIES ABOUND THIS POST-HOLIDAY SEASON!
Now that the Holidays are checked off our "To Do" List for another year, this last weekend of 2013 still offers some great, fun winter activities for families as the kids are still on Holiday vacation! The Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier (600 Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, EVANSTON
PORTAGE PARK Get ready to rock! The BoDeans with special guests, The Westies, are coming to Chicago for a spectacular one night performance to close out 2013. Tuesday 12/31 at 8:30 p.m. for $49.50 to $59.50 per person at Copernicus Center located at 5216 Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - KEEP THE HOUSE WARM AND SAVE SOME ENERGY
We are in for a cold snap here in the Midwest and around Chicago. We all are eager to save some money on energy and be environmentally aware too. There is available at all hardware and home centers spray foam insulation . This is a marvelous product that Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - TRACK YOUR LOCAL SNOW PLOW
Every year, Chicago's winter weather can be quite daunting. We get cold, wind and snow. Last year we learned how residents could adopt a sidewalk . Though it is the law in Chicago to shovel your own sidewalk, some of your neighbors just may not be Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - LAST HOLIDAY WEEKEND: MAKE IT COUNT!
This is it, your last holiday weekend before the jolly 'ole fella delivers all the goods. So let’s make this one count and get into the HOLIDAY SPIRIT already or we’ll all end up getting socks for Christmas! Ugly Sweater Party at Moe’s Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, NAPERVILLE
NORWOOD PARK ‘Tis the season! Enjoy the Taft Caroling Choir and the Bells Program. Join in the caroling and warm up with some hot chocolate. Friday 12/20 at 6:00 p.m. at the Norwood Park Train Station located at 6088 North Northwest Highway. LAKEVIEW Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - WARM UP YOUR ROOM WITH A PORTABLE HEATER
With higher energy prices and colder winters, we look for warmth while keeping the heating bills low. A portable heater is great for heating just the space you’re in, rather than the whole house. This can especially be beneficial for elderly persons Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - ADDING MORE SECURITY TO DROPBOX
I don't know about you, but I use Dropbox for collaboration on many items. I'm a big stickler for security so the sensitive files shared either have a second password or don't get put into Dropbox altogether. When working on sensitive information, Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO CONTINUES OFFERING HOLIDAY EVENTS
As the days to Christmas draw closer, Chicago continues to offer great holiday events to make this time of year less stressful for you, or perhaps, just to get you into the holiday mood! There's still time to find a unique gift for those still left Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, SOUTH LOOP, GOLD COAST, NAPERVILLE
NORWOOD PARK Hark! Is that a bunch of angels we hear singing? Nope but pretty darn close! Taft High School Performing Arts presents their Annual Choral Holiday Concert featuring the Beginning Choirs, Women's Chorale, Eagle Singers and Taft A Capella Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - SIMPLE DECORATIONS FOR THE HOLIDAY
When you buy your tree, ask for any loose branches they have lying around. They can be used in so many different ways . Put different types of greens in a large vase. Tie a lovely big red bow around the top. Trim the branches first and care for them as Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
If you are going to be in Las Vegas January 7-10, it's a perfect opportunity for you to view and use the new technologies being offered for 2014. According to the website , "the International CES is the world's gathering place for all who Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - HOLIDAY FUN – THE CHICAGO WAY!
Let the countdown begin! Christmas is now 2½ weeks away, which still gives us plenty of time to shop and get in some Holiday fun - the Chicago way!! The Santa Hustle 5K returns again this year to Soldier Field (1410 S. Museum Campus Drive) in the Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LOOP, NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, RAVENSWOOD, OAK PARK
NORWOOD PARK Strap on your shopping shoes and check out the 26th Annual Victoria's Holiday Craft Boutique and Holly Daze Cafe . Over 30 local artisans will be showcasing their wares and the cafe will be open to satisfy your munchies. Thursday 12/5 Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – THINK ABOUT TOY SAFETY AT HOLIDAY TIME
When buying gifts for children it's always a good idea to think about age appropriate toys . While age limits on some toys are suggestions, in other instances it can prove downright dangerous. Many toys for younger children have a 3-year age limit. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - CYBER MONDAY PLANNING
I'm probably already late on some of the technology deals today since they started at 12:01 am. Cyber Monday is noted as the next most popular shopping day after Black Friday. For those of you who were out after Thanksgiving to get the deals and missed Read More...