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February 2014 - Posts

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - MARCH BLOWS IN WITH ABUNDANCE OF CELEBRATIONS!
It is that time of year again when March blows in with an abundance of celebrations beginning with Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday and plenty of Cajun and Creole cuisine being offered around town along with music and festivities planned for this weekend leading Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, OAK PARK
PORTAGE PARK Get ready to jam out to Kashmir, Stairway to Heaven and Whole Lotta Love! Check out this awesome Led Zeppelin tribute band, Tributosaurus . Saturday 2/28 at 8:00 p.m. for $40 to $50 per person at the Copernicus Center located at 5216 West Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - INDOOR PAINTING
Painting is an inexpensive and easy way to brighten up and change the look of a room. Do not be intimidated! Modern paints go on easy with relatively easy cleanup. Most paints now are VOC free (VOC stands for volatile organic compounds ). These compounds Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - FACEBOOK EMAIL CLOSING DOWN
If you've been using the Facebook email technology as your main email, it's time to create a new email address to use. Back in November 2010, Facebook launched its email feature hoping that users would utilize the one inbox approach. Their blog Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - COLD & SNOW GRIP CHICAGO BUT NOT CHICAGOANS!
We are one week closer to spring but, around Chicago, it appears as if the cold and snow will not give up its grip anytime soon! So we are just going to go about our weekend business in true Chicago fashion with these fun upcoming events. If you have Read More...
ATTRACTIVE NEW PRICE! SAUGANASH - BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED EXECUTIVE-STYLE COLONIAL - A MUST SEE!
Sauganash , Chicago - Announcing a PRICE REDUCTION on 6101 North Kilpatrick Avenue , a 2,788 sq. ft., 3.5 bath, 4 bedroom, 2 story Colonial with a completely finished lower level. NOW MLS $927,400 - A Must See! Property information Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, SOUTH LOOP, GOLD COAST, EVANSTON
PORTAGE PARK Awards season is in full swing! Check out Chicago’s biggest musical night at the 33rd Annual Chicago Music Awards . More than forty different genres of music will be featured along with special live performances. Sunday 2/23 at 6:00 Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – TAKE CARE OF THE HOUSEPLANTS THIS WINTER
This winter has definitely been what my dear Grandmother called a "character builder". We have been so involved with taking care of the outside of the house that the inside often gets neglected. I noticed this weekend that my houseplants were Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - BLACKBERRY BROADENS ITS REACH
I don't know if you remember the original BlackBerry . In its day, it was considered the gold standard of PDA's. I guess that dates me a little but my point is that they have always had amazing and cutting-edge technology while still flying under Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO SWARMED BY SEA OF RED!
It appears that Chicagoans will be seeing a lot of red this weekend! (NO, the St. Louis Cardinals aren’t in town this weekend – not yet!! ) Even though Valentine’s Day is officially celebrated on February 14 th , in true Chicago tradition, Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, SOUTH LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK Put on your dancing shoes for this fun family outing! Portage Park is hosting their annual Valentine’s Day dance with music by the Horner Park Jazz Band. Friday 2/14 at 7:00 p.m. for $5 per person at Portage Park located at 4100 North Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - SNOW REMOVAL FOR DIFFERENT SURFACES
Even if we do not realize it, often we have more than one surface outside that requires snow removal. It is helpful to know the difference in safe snow removal recommendations for each. Paving is very expensive so make sure to take care of it! With concrete Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY FACEBOOK!
WOW, Facebook , has it been ten years already? We admit... we have a love-hate relationship with you but we cannot stop logging on and sharing (sometimes oversharing!) what is going on in our lives. How did you initially decide to sign up for Facebook? Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO WANTS TO KNOW... ARE YOU READY?
To celebrate and show support for our U.S. participants in the 2014 Winter Olympics, who - by the way - have worked very long and hard to win the gold medal for our country, now is your chance to compete at one of the following events! The Winter Games Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, EVANSTON
PORTAGE PARK Share some love at the Hearts Alive at Jefferson event! Make a special Valentine for a heart patient at Children's Hospital and take a Valentine home for your loved one. Sunday 2/9 from noon to 3:00 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Park located Read More...
NEW ATTRACTIVE PRICE! RENOVATED EXECUTIVE-STYLE 4BR COLONIAL - MUST SEE!
Sauganash , Chicago - Announcing a Price Reduction on 6101 North Kilpatrick Avenue - a 2,788 sq. ft., 3.5 bath, 4 bedroom, 2 story home - finished lower level - much more! NOW MLS $949,500! Property information Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - WINTER ROOF MAINTENANCE
The roof on our house is often forgotten about until there is a problem. It is a good idea to have your roof checked out every couple years if it is more than fifteen years old. Most asphalt shingle type roofs will last 20-30 years with proper upkeep. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - MAKER FAIRE COMING TO THE WHITE HOUSE
Announced earlier today, the White House will be hosting their first ever Maker Faire . When Joey Hudy visited the White House East Room in 2012, he showed the President his marshmallow cannon. Not to be forgotten soon, Hudy gave President Obama a business Read More...