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April 2014 - Posts

KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - GARDEN HINTS TO USE THIS SPRING
I’m going to give you a few hints to get you started in the garden this spring. First thing, make sure your tools are clean and repaired. Use steel wool on the metal parts to remove rust and old dirt. Wash wooden handles with mild soap and rub with Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - IS THERE A KIT CAR IN YOUR FUTURE
If you are a David Hasselhoff fan, you'll understand the reference. Google has been a player in the self-driving vehicles game since 2011 when these vehicles became legal in Nevada. With close to 700,000 miles already logged - primarily on the highway Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - TIME FOR ANOTHER CHILL!
This last weekend of April brings a chill to the air after last weekend’s spring-like temps as Chicagoans look to chill out themselves! The American Cancer Society Walk and Roll returns to Soldier Field (1410 S. Museum Campus Drive) in the South Read More...
ELK GROVE ESTATES - ROOMY TWO-STORY TOWNHOME - MANY UPGRADES - ON PARK!
1,150 sq. ft., 1.5 baths, 2 bedrooms with laundry on bedroom 2nd level - MLS $169,400 Elk Grove Village - Beautiful 2 Bedroom Town Home on Lovely Park! Incredible Elk Grove Estates home features upgrades galore! Gourmet Kitchen with Maple Cabinets, Dark Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, SOUTH LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, EVANSTON
NORWOOD PARK You can do it with strangers or you could do it with friends! Check out the PhotoScavenger Hunt hosted by the Onahan Booster Club. Sign up with eight friends or sign up by yourself and get randomly assigned to a team. Saturday 4/26 from 6:00 Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – ATTRACT BIRDS TO YOUR BACKYARD
You can make any backyard no matter how small a haven for birds . It's easy and relatively inexpensive. There are three main things birds require that will keep them coming back year after year. We have many that winter over. The first necessity of Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - FACEBOOK AND WHATSAPP
You've heard me talk about Viber and the ability to use your phone for free texting especially while overseas. In a recent move, Facebook purchased the leader in this market, WhatsApp , for $19 billion. This cross-platform is really easy to use and Read More...
LINCOLN PARK - NEWER SPLIT LAYOUT LOFT CONDO - DEEDED PARKING - NEAR DEPAUL!
• 1,120 sq. ft., 2 full bath, 2 bedroom loft-style condominium - MLS $327,400 Lincoln Park , Chicago - Newer 2BR/2BA Lincoln Park/DePaul Condo - Deeded Garage Parking Included! Roomy and Bright Loft Features High, Exposed-Concrete Ceilings, Gleaming Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - WE’RE HOPPIN’ ALL WEEKEND LONG!
This weekend brings us the Easter holiday on Sunday along with many pre-Easter festivities for kids and adults alike that will sure keep us hoppin’ all weekend long! The Chicago Park District hosts the following citywide Easter Egg Hunts this Saturday Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, OAK PARK
PORTAGE PARK Is your life overly dramatic? Maybe but it probably does not live up to the melodrama of The Strange Love of Molly Louvain ! Typical story: cigarette counter sales girl meets country club boyfriend and he leaves her penniless and pregnant. Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - SPRING CHECK FOR GOOD WATER FLOW
Spring rains will come as winter finally leaves. Although, after yesterday's snow I’m beginning to have my doubts. Of course I’m just kidding! Spring is on our doorstep and we need to be ready. Spring rains can be violent and dump several Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - SOME DETAILS ABOUT THE HEARTBLEED VULNERABILITY
It's been in the news since it first came out and it's called Heartbleed . This vulnerability has been in the news for several days now and it impacts everyone. Essentially what has happened is that there is a software used by many of our providers Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS GOING OUTDOORS!
The second weekend in April is FINALLY bringing us some spring-like temps so Chicagoans are going outdoors! The 9 th annual Race to Wrigley returns to the legendary Wrigley Field (1060 W. Addison Street) in the Wrigleyville neighborhood this Saturday Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, WEST LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK Ever wondered about the process of making music? Check out Nathan Dillon as he leads a two hour music making workshop for ages six and up. Start by picking up a musical instrument and be part of the group performance at the end of the day. Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - SPRING INSECTS ON TREES
Just as we watch out for weeds emerging from our lawns we also need to keep an eye on our trees for dangerous insects that appear in spring. Early action will take care of these pests before they overrun the entire tree. Following are three common pests Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - XBOX SECURITY BREACHED BY A 5-YEAR OLD
Every once in a while you hear about these amazing stories and simply have to share. Kristoffer von Hassel , aged 5, found a security vulnerability in his Dad's Xbox One this past March. While doing something he knew he shouldn't, young Kristoffer Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - COULD ‘OLE MAN WINTER BE GONE!
Welcome to April! You know we’re heading in the right direction when Chicago’s high temps stay consistently above 32° with wind chills no longer below zero!! But, we’re not yet where we should be, or want to be, so to help shed the Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LAKE VIEW, SOUTH LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK Where can you get SIX full hours of entertainment for $15? Check out the Regulus Coffee House Company Fundraiser featuring performances of all kinds including bands, burlesque, object flow/manipulation, live art, lyrical flow and much much Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - STOPPING LAWN WEEDS BEFORE THEY START
It has surely been the worst winter in my memory. There have been snowier and colder but not many with the long combination of both. But there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Pussy Willows are opening and many bushes and trees are starting Read More...