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August 2014 - Posts

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - COULD THIS BE SUMMER’S LAST STAND FOR CHICAGO!
Oh Boy! I’ve been warning you about this for weeks now and here it is – Summer’s Last Stand! As you know, the Labor Day Weekend marks the official “unofficial” end of summer but here in Chicago we’re just not ready Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, EVANSTON
PORTAGE PARK 50 shows, 200 performances and 5 venues! Check out Chicago Fringe Festival 2014 ! Opening night is FREE and features an opening ceremony, previews of participating artists and a dance party. Thursday 8/28 to Sunday 9/7 ( click here for full Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - MOLD PROBLEMS
We have had a lot of rain in the Chicago area in the last couple of weeks. Along with that rain has come very high humidity. These are elements that are essential to mold growth. Moisture is the biggest need for mold growth. Remove the moisture and mold Read More...
GLADSTONE PARK - CERTIFIED BRICK OCTAGON BUNGALOW!
• 1,278 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom bungalow with vintage charm - MLS $257,400 Gladstone Park, Chicago - Charming, Immaculate Checkerboard Brick Certified Chicago Octagon Bungalow! Big Living Room with Front Bay features Original Stained Glass Windows Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – GET THAT NEW “DO” FOR FREE
Have you ever wanted to just try something new with your hair or get a fresh look without spending an exorbitant amount of money to have it done? Now you can do just that by using Salon Apprentice . According to the site, "hair models are in high Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - SUMMER LIVES ON IN CHICAGO – BACK TO SCHOOL OR NOT!
Some kids may have started school already but it’s still summer here in Chicago and we cherish every bit of this short-lived season around here! So, without further ado, may I introduce you to your weekend plans!! Returning for its 25 th year to Read More...
TOWNE PLACE WEST - INCREDIBLE END-UNIT TOWNHOME - TOP SCHOOLS!
• 1,800 sq. ft., 2.5 bath, 2 bedrooms, 2 story - MLS $212,700 Schaumburg - Incredible Towne Place West End-Unit 2 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath Townhome! Huge Sun-Filled Living Room – Gleaming New Laminate Floors, Vaulted Ceilings, Skylights, Wood Burning Read More...
EDISON PARK - RARE QUEEN-ANNE STYLE BRICK GEORGIAN - 2BR/2BA!
• 1,107 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bdrm 2 story - MLS $267,400 Edison Park , Chicago - Heart of Edison Park! Rare Queen-Anne Styled Brick Georgian on Ultra-Quiet Street – Just Three Blocks from Famed Edison Park Restaurants, Shops, and METRA Commuter Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, GOLD COAST, NAPERVILLE,
NORWOOD PARK Well, this car could be systematic, hydromatic, ultramatic. Why, it could be greased lightning! Check out the First Annual Norwood Park Grease Lighting Carnival . This four day celebration features a classic car show, live music, DJs, rides, Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - LET’S CONTROL THE PAPER
My Mother-in-law passed away recently and we're dealing with the mountains of paper, literally boxes full. This wonderful woman saved everything. I actually found HER mother's baptism certificate!!! I thought this would be a good time to give Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND YOUR WHEREABOUTS
This week I had a hard time not sharing more than one piece of technology. Here I am looking at the newest private social media called Nextdoor . It's an interesting social network that is truly community oriented. According to their information, Read More...
CHICAGO REAL ESTATE CHECK-UP - FIRST HALF, 2014
YOUNGER BUYERS DELAYING PURCHASE, HOME OWNERSHIP PERCENTAGE FALLING, LOW INTEREST RATES CONTINUE, MORE FOR-SALE INVENTORY, AND FEWER OWNERS IN DISTRESS MARK 2014 IN CHICAGO THUS FAR! Unfortunately, still no "Full Recovery Mode" for the Housing Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - ANOTHER “FEST”FUL WEEKEND IN CHICAGO’S NEIGHBORHOODS!
Chicago is truly home to a wide diversity of ethnic groups within its neighborhoods and this weekend is your chance to experience that ethnicity as another "fest"ful weekend takes place in Chicago's neighborhoods! Before I get started on Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, OAK PARK
NORWOOD PARK Free Birds is coming to a neighborhood movie screen near you! This family friendly turkey adventure along with your blanket and picnic basket has all the makings of a delightful evening. Friday 8/15 at 8:00 p.m. at Norwood Park located at Read More...
WEST LOOP GEM - PRISTINE CORNER UNIT - INCLUDES GARAGE PARKING!
• 1,400 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom condo - MLS $417,400 West Loop , Chicago - You Can’t Beat this PRISTINE Two Bedroom, Two Bath West Loop Gem – INCLUDES GARAGE PARKING! Corner Unit on High Floor Offers Incredible North and West Views, Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - FRESH TOMATO RECIPES
We all have so many tomatoes ripe in the garden now. There are easy ways to use their freshness now in many ways. Fresh tomato sauce is marvelous on pasta. Gently sauté two chopped cloves of garlic in ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, add ¼ Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - GMAIL IMPROVEMENTS
Maybe I'm just a PC person at heart, having used them all my professional career. I use Gmail on a consistent basis and now that I've upgraded my Droid to a Samsung Galaxy 5, it's so simple to utilize. Because of all this, I like to keep track Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - GEARING-UP DESPITE APPROACH OF FINAL SUMMER WEEKENDS!
Have you noticed how summer comes and goes so quickly? They’re talking “back to school” talk already and you know what that means -- autumn! Well, we’re simply going to ignore that for now as Chicago gears-up for what may be the Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK Want to give back to your community? Check out OA Thorp Scholastic Academy . They are taking the challenge to build a playground in ONE day! They need volunteers, food donations and lending of various building tools. Sunday 8/10 from 7:00 Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - LAUNDRY TIPS
Sorting - you need to sort according to fabric weight as well as color. Heavy fabrics like towels and denim should be washed and dried together. They can beat up on lighter fabrics, even cotton like t-shirts. Wash delicates in a load by themselves, even Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - A NOT SO NEW APP
When commuting around the Chicagoland area, I like to read. Sometimes I will forget my book or not grab a RedEye in time so I need to fall back on something that is interesting and current. I've started playing with this new app called Flipboard . Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - “DOG DAYS OF SUMMER” CONTINUE IN CHICAGO!
Welcome to your first weekend in August! The “dog days of summer” continue here in Chicago, despite the lack of endless heat and humidity a true summer brings us, for a weekend packed with outdoor activities!! As tradition has it, Lollapalooza Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, LOOP, OLD TOWN, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK Feel like learning a little bit of salsa and cha-cha? Enjoy a Night Out next Thursday, August 7, from 6-9pm you can learn and practice your dance moves at Portage Park. Chicago Summer Dance is heading out to the neighborhood parks where you'll Read More...