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November 2014 - Posts

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - UNWIND WITH CHICAGO’S HOLIDAY THEATRE PRODUCTIONS!
Now that Thanksgiving is behind us (no pun intended) and Black Friday will soon be there as well, let’s take advantage of this last weekend in November to unwind with some of Chicago’s Holiday theatre productions before the next phase of the Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN SQUARE, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK History has been made in Portage Park's Bungalow Belt . At least that is how the National Register of Historic Places will be designating it as of this week. Under this designation, nearly 200 bungalows from the area bordered by Pensacola Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - THANKSGIVING EASY PEASY
First things first, make your lists. Number one is your menu which all other lists will flow from, include all appetizers too, not just the main meal. Create your grocery list next using your menu. I usually plan for more servings than I think I will Read More...
PRICE REDUCED!! GLADSTONE PARK - CERTIFIED BRICK OCTAGON BUNGALOW!
Gladstone Park, Chicago - Announcing a PRICE REDUCTION on 5449 North Monitor Avenue, a 1,278 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom bungalow with new roof and boiler. NOW MLS $219,700 - GREAT VALUE FOR THIS VINTAGE GEM!!! Property information Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - SAVING BATTERY LIFE ON YOUR ANDROID
Most weeks I'm talking about a new app or new technologies on the horizon. What I forget to tell people is that they also need to not overload their smartphone or tablet with too much technology because you are going to see your battery life go down Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - IT’S OFFICIAL – THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS HERE!
Lately, the weather outside has been downright frightful, although it could be worse (Buffalo, NY), but it looks as if it will ease up a bit this weekend as Chicago officially kicks-off its Holiday Season! Michigan Avenue between Wacker Drive and Oak Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - NORWOOD PARK, OLD TOWN, OAK PARK, LINCOLN PARK, SOUTH LOOP
NORWOOD PARK St. Thecia Women's Council Holiday Craft & Gift Show is happening this Saturday 11/22 from 9am - 4pm. Here's another chance to get cracking on your Holiday shopping! Admission and raffle tickets are only $1 each for the chance Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - GREAT VINEGAR TRICKS
Ants do not like vinegar. Spray vinegar where you see them crawl. Mopping with diluted vinegar will help with this also. House plant pests are also adverse to vinegar. Spray with a solution one part vinegar to five parts water to plant leaves. Vinegar Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - RAISE APP FROM CHICAGO
Today I wanted to go local and tell you about a new app from Chicago's very own River North. It's called Raise and was started by George Bousis and Bradley Wasz from a dining room table using an iPhone for Internet. The app was originally known Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CAN’T BEAT ‘EM - THEN JOIN THEM!
I’ve decided this year that since I can’t beat ‘em I might as well join them! Are you with me? Maybe we’ll start with some early Holiday shopping – especially for the hard-to-buy-for ones – Now in its 2 nd year, the Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - RAVENSWOOD, PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, WEST LOOP, EVANSTON
RAVENSWOOD The newly finished Metra stop at Ravenswood marks the completion of Phase 1 of Metra's multi-year project to rebuild 11 bridges from Balmoral Avenue on the north to Grace Street on the south. With the expectation that stop would be finished Read More...
NEW REDUCED PRICE! BELLE PLAINE COMMONS - UPGRADED CONDO - GARAGE PARKING!
North Center , Chicago - Announcing a PRICE REDUCTION on 2335 West Belle Plaine Avenue, #406, a 825 sq. ft., 1 bath, 1 bedroom condo with a den in a great pet-friendly, 55+ community. NOW MLS $169,400 - GREAT VALUE! Property information Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - FIREPLACE TIPS
Now that the weather is turning colder more people will be starting to use their fireplaces. There are a few safety tips you should be aware of before the first fire. Most important is to have fully functioning smoke and carbon monoxide detectors . Detectors Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - MICROSOFT OFFICE AVAILABLE FOR FREE ON IOS
In an unexpected move, Microsoft has released a free download version of the Office suite of apps for iPad and iPhone . Normally, you would need an Office 365 subscription, but now you can open and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations on your Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - THEY’RE APPROACHING FASTER THAN YOU THINK!
You need to take advantage of this “stress-free” weekend before it’s too late because they’re approaching faster than you think! One of our city’s most popular art shows, and the longest-running of its kind, SOFA CHICAGO Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LINCOLN SQUARE, LOOP, NAPERVILLE
NORWOOD PARK Calling all you Pink Ladies and T-Birds! Taft High School will be performing the musical written by Taft alum, Jim Jacobs. Grease was in fact about the high school. The fall musical will be part of the 75 th Anniversary celebration of the Read More...
PRICE REDUCED! CERTIFIED 2BR BRICK OCTAGON BUNGALOW - A VINTAGE GEM!
Gladstone Park, Chicago - Announcing a PRICE REDUCTION on 5449 North Monitor Avenue, a 1,278 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom bungalow with a new roof & boiler! NOW MLS $224,500 - GREAT VALUE! Property information Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - KEEP THE BATHROOM CLEAN
Everyone knows how clean hotel bathrooms are. Wouldn’t you like your bathroom to be the same? Of course these bathrooms are cleaned every day! Of course I’m not telling you to clean every day but there are things you can do daily to keep the Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - A NEW AND IMPROVED GOOGLE CALENDAR
Lots of announcements came out today. First, Mozilla is going to launch a new browser for developers on November 10th. Coincidentally, Firefox celebrates its 10th anniversary on that same day. One area that Google has been behind is its calendar app for Read More...