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October 2015 - Posts

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - A CHICAGO-STYLE HALLOWEEN!
Halloween Arrives on Saturday and in Chicago, it’s NOT Just for Kids! Here’s what a Chicago-Style Halloween has to offer both young and grown!! Needless to say, Halloween at Navy Pier is one of the family-friendliest Halloween celebrations Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - RAVENSWOOD, PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, NAPERVILLE, WEST LOOP
RAVENSWOOD Empirical Brewery's taproom (1801 W. Foster Ave.) will be holding its grand opening tomorrow, Friday 10/30, beginning at 4:30pm. The new taproom has the capacity to seat 99 customers at communal tables. The focus is on the brewery's Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - HALLOWEEN SAFETY
With just a little preplanning and forethought we can all have a safe and fun Halloween. If you are welcoming trick-or-treaters to your home, make their path safe. Any candle lit pumpkins should be out of the way of little fingers and flowing costumes, Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - INTERNATIONAL FREELANCING
Have you ever thought about being a remote worker full time? There is a fascinating program called Remote Year . Through this program you can travel with up to 75 professionals from all over the world. You'll spend one month in 12 different cities Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - LAST CHANCE FOR PRE-HALLOWEEN FUN IN CHICAGO!
It’s your last chance for some pre-Halloween fun this weekend in Chicago as most of us will be out trick-or-treating with our little goblins, or getting ready for a Big Halloween Bash, as Halloween arrives next Saturday! So, let’s get this Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - OAK PARK, LINCOLN SQUARE, NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP
OAK PARK Chicagoland firefighters have been very busy these past couple months with fires that affected Second City in Old Town and Lincoln Square Lanes Bowling Alley. This week there was a fire that destroyed a 22-unit apartment building on the 200th Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - LATE SEASON TOMATO HARVEST
The weather around Chicago this week has really turned cold with freeze warnings. The growing season this year had such a late start with a cooler than normal spring and early summer. We went out to the garden when we heard the freeze warnings and picked Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - PAY IT FORWARD WITH SNEAKY CARDS
You may have heard of the movie called Pay It Forward with Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt and Hale Joel Osment. The premise of the movie is to make the world a better place by doing a good deed for three other people with the expectation that each one of those Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO’S NEXT HOLIDAY FAST APPROACHING!
In just two weeks, Chicago’s next holiday will be upon us, so it’s time to begin preparing for this fast approaching holiday – Halloween! I believe there is no better way to get in the spirit of Halloween than by watching horror movies, Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - OLD TOWN, LOOP, PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, EVANSTON
OLD TOWN There's going to be a new "sports parlor" and restaurant in the neighborhood with a grand opening party tomorrow, Friday 10/16, at 7:00pm. The Vig (1527 N. Wells St) is ready with 12 flat-screen TVs for watching Chicago teams on Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - GET THE HOME AND GARDEN READY FOR FALL AND WINTER
You can feel the fall in the air. Cooler temperatures and leaves falling tells us winter is not far off as much as the calendar does. We need to take this opportunity of a warm day here and there to get ready for season’s change. We still have tomatoes Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS PAUSE
With how life works these days, we are increasingly influenced by the use of our smart phones. I use mine as a calendar, phone, email, search engine, fitness tracker, and even an alarm clock. With every chime I hear it's like a Pavlovian response Read More...
CONDO OWNERS? CONDO BOARD MEMBERS? HOW TO AVOID A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT
SOMETIMES, CONDOMINIUM SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS ARE UNAVOIDABLE! HOWEVER, PREPARATION, PROPER MAINTENANCE, AND A LITTLE ANTICIPATION LESSENS THE NEED FOR THEM! It's Human Nature - for Condo Owners! Everyone wants to keep their Monthly Homeowner's Assessments Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - EXPERIENCE THE THRILL OF A MARATHON – AMONG OTHER THINGS!
Whether you’re a Participant or a Spectator at this Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon , you’ll be able to experience the thrill of a marathon with Ethiopian front-runner Tsegaye Kebede returning after winning in 2012 along with Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - THE LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, NAPERVILLE, NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK
RAVENSWOOD Last month, Mayor Rahm Emanuel laid out his 2016 Budget Proposal to City Council, and some Aldermen are holding town hall-type meetings with their Wards to keep citizens informed about changes to come including a property tax increase, for Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - TIME TO PLANT TREES
Everyone thinks spring is the time to plant bushes and trees. Actually the best time is right now! Trees and shrubs have plenty of time to get established for the winter and are ready to take off in the spring. All the home and garden centers have fantastic Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - WALLAPOP
It's early October and I've started my fall cleaning. It's an old habit I picked up from my mom and I have to admit that it really helps me with keeping clutter down. It's the old adage of everything in its place and a place for everything. Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - COOLER TEMPS BRING OUT FALL-RELATED FESTIVITIES!
Fall is definitely here in Chicago, and with the cooler temps, out comes the autumn colors and many fall-related festivities celebrating another season! New to the Fall Fest Season this year the Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest brings its harvest-themed event Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - GOLD COAST, LOOP, OAK PARK, PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW
GOLD COAST Barbara Kasten is a Chicago born artist, professionally trained in painting and textiles, who's gone on to use photography, lighting, and architectural theories to create abstract artwork that has been exhibited worldwide for the past 40 Read More...