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September 2014 - Posts

KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WARM FALL DAYS
In the Midwest and around Chicago this week, we are expecting warmer than usual temperatures. We can use these days to cleanup around the house and yard and also get ready for winter which is just around the corner! Fertilize the lawn with a good winter Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - BENDGATE
Oh the excitement! Oh the expectations of new and better! Oh the phone is bent! When the iPhone 6 first came out everyone was beyond excited for the newest in technology. Then came the reports that people's phones were bending and staying bent. It Read More...
NORTH CENTER - CLASSIC 2BR CONDO - PARKING INCLUDED!
• 925 sq. ft., 1 bath, 2 bedrooms high first-floor condo - MLS $249,500 North Center , Chicago - A Treasure on the North Side! Top Bell School, 3 Blocks Away! Lovely, Pet-Friendly Classic 2BR Condo, PARKING INCLUDED! Big Living Room features Oak Read More...
NORTH CENTER - BELLE PLAINE COMMONS - UPGRADED CONDO - INCLUDES PARKING!
• 825 sq. ft., 1 bath, 1 bedroom upgraded condo - new carpet - freshly painted - MLS $184,700 North Center , Chicago - Belle Plaine Commons! An Incredible, Pet-Friendly 55+ Community Located in North Center - a Lovely North Side Community of Classic Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - EMBRACING ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN!
As the trees begin changing to their fall colors, there’s no doubt that many Chicagoans will embrace the arrival of autumn with many celebrations over the next few weekends! One of Chicago’s most popular celebrations of autumn, Oktoberfest Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LINCOLN PARK, GOLD COAST, NORWOOD PARK, SOUTH LOOP, NAPERVILLE
LINCOLN PARK Beginning this Sunday, September 28th, parking is going to cost you between the hours of 10am and 8pm. LAZ Parking has begun changing signs to reflect this change. Paid Sunday parking will be reinstated in several commercial areas across Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - FALL IS TIME TO PLANT GRASS
As I’m sure you’ve heard in the Scotts® commercials this is an optimum time to plant grass. Grass does best when the weather is cooler. In the fall we have slightly warm sunny days and delicious cool temperatures at night. All in all perfect Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - NASA IS MAKING MAJOR STRIDES
This week as I was researching for this blog, I found several articles about NASA that were simply fascinating. First did you know that NASA is going to have their own taxis? Partnering with Boeing and SpaceX, NASA is creating their own " space taxi Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - IT’S A “SEASONAL TRANSITION” WEEKEND IN CHICAGO!
Like it or not, it’s “seasonal transition” time in Chicago this weekend so you might as well make the best of it as the City’s neighborhood fests help with that transition! What better way to close out summer than at the 7 th annual Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, SOUTH LOOP, OLD TOWN, LINCOLN PARK, OAK PARK
NORWOOD PARK It's time to mark your calendars for the St. Cornelius Catholic School 6 th Annual Fall Fest . On September 28 from 12-5pm, the festival starts with 11am mass at the church. Getting into the spirit of Halloween, there will be a pumpkin Read More...
NEW REDUCED PRICE! CERTIFIED BRICK OCTAGON BUNGALOW FULL OF VINTAGE CHARM!
Gladstone Park, Jefferson Park Chicago - Announcing a PRICE REDUCTION on 5449 North Monitor Avenue, a 1,278 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom Checkerboard Bungalow. NOW MLS $239,500 - GREAT VALUE! Property information Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - FALL PLANTING
Fall is a great time for planting a variety of things around the lawn and garden. Trees especially do great planting in the fall. Plants do better establishing themselves in the gentler and cooler weather in the fall. Heat will stress newly planted trees. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK COMES TO CHICAGO
You're reading it now. It's social media and it is woven into the fabric of our lives on a daily basis. If you use Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or Pinterest (just to name a few), then you are clearly a social media user. Each year Microsoft Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - AUTUMN-LIKE TEMPS NOT SLOWING DOWN CHICAGOANS!
Who turned down the temps below 75 degrees? You’ve got some nerve! Well, despite the autumn-like temps this weekend, Chicagoans are not ready to give up on summer yet, especially after the winter we had! Are you with us? One of the most popular Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, WEST LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, NAPERVILLE
NORWOOD PARK Here they come. They're back in town. It's the greatest show around. Cause the circus is coming to town. Check out Circus in the Parks at Hostein ! Friday 9/12 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for $15 per person at Holstein Park located Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - MEAL PLANNING AND SHOPPING
Along with everything else, these days’ grocery prices are rising. Here are a few hints to help with meal planning and grocery shopping. I usually shop at the same store every week. I do know people that check out all the sale papers and go to several Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - APPLE'S NEWEST ANNOUNCEMENTS
This year Apple has been pretty quiet about what will be announced at their live event on September 9 this year. According to a an exclusive announcement by ABCNews , here are some things you can expect to learn. First, there is going to be a new iPhone Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS CELEBRATE END OF SUMMER IN GRAND STYLE!
As we prepare for the fall season here in Chicago as it’s quickly approaching unfortunately, it’s only appropriate that we celebrate the end of summer in grand Chicago-style! The Chicago Turkish Festival returns for its 12 th year to Pioneer Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, EVANSTON
NORWOOD PARK Where can you taste 50 wines or 50 beers? Check out Norwood Park Historical Society's Stems & Steins . Tickets must be purchased in advance. Saturday 9/6 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for $60 per person ($70 for premiere tasting) at Read More...
PRICE REDUCTION! GLADSTONE/JEFFERSON PARK CHARMER! CERTIFIED OCTAGON BUNGALOW!!
Gladstone/Jefferson Park, Chicago - Announcing a PRICE REDUCTION on 5449 North Monitor Avenue, a 1,278 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom Checkerboard Brick Bungalow. NOW MLS $247,400! Property information Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - MOLD PREVENTION
It is always easier to prevent mold than to clean it. Remember the most favorable conditions for mold growth is moisture. Mold spores naturally occur outside and are helpful in natural decomposition. They are looking for a moist spot to cling to and grow. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE
So I'll admit that I'm part of a football pick 'em league. For me it's all about the fun of beating those people on the roster who I know personally. If I win anything else, it's a big high five! If you are a little more serious about Read More...