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November 2015 - Posts

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - LOOK-OUT -- HOLIDAY MADNESS IN FULL SWING!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving because Holiday Madness is in full swing here in Chicago and the Chicagoland area with many great festivities to help you enjoy the season! For those of you who “overstuffed” yourselves on Thanksgiving, Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LINCOLN SQUARE, EVANSTON, LOOP, PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK
LINCOLN SQUARE The Lincoln Square/Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce has a great incentive to bring holiday shoppers to the neighborhood, called Unwrap Lincoln Square Ravenswood ! Spend a total of $300 on retail products, gift certificates, and/or services Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - TROUBLE SLEEPING? CHECK OUT THESE SIMPLE TRICKS
First thing, check out your mattress . Is it more than 10 years old? Might be time for a new one. If that isn’t in the budget right now, there are a few inexpensive to cost free remedies. Purchase a memory foam mattress. Check out Costco or Sam’s Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - DROPBOX CHANGES INCLUDING EDITING YOUR PDF DOCUMENTS
Last month, Adobe and Dropbox created a partnership to assist with the usage of PDF documents within Dropbox. During that time, you could make edits to your PDF documents on your desktop while working in the Dropbox file. It would then automatically save Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO WELCOMES IN ANOTHER HOLIDAY SEASON!
On this third weekend of November, not only will Chicago possibly receive its first snowfall of the year, but it will also welcome in another “Holiday Season” despite the snow! Who knows, it might actually be a nice added touch to the weekend!! Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - WEST LOOP, NAPERVILLE, LAKEVIEW, RAVENSWOOD, NORWOOD PARK
WEST LOOP Members and non-members of the West Loop Community Organization (WLCO) are invited to attend West Loop Night at The Brass Monkey (401 N. Morgan St.) tomorrow, Friday 11/20 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. The WLCO is a membership organization of West Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS- THANKSGIVING SHORTCUTS AND TIPS
First of all, make sure your turkey will have plenty of time to thaw in the refrigerator. Never thaw on the counter!! Put it in a large plastic or glass dish and keep on the lowest shelf of the refrigerator. This will ensure the least possibility of cross Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - THE LATEST IN CHARGING TECHNOLOGY
I've seen some solar powered chargers which are great for when you'll be out of touch with grounded electricity. These are great for hiking, long road trips, etc. Over this weekend, I saw a new product on the market called the thingCHARGER . The Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - FINAL CHANCE FOR SOME “RELAXING” FUN!
In case you haven't noticed, its weekend time again here in Chicago and your final chance to have some "relaxing" fun before next weekend brings all the Holiday hoopla into your life! Last weekend's blog gave you the lowdown on two of Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - OAK PARK, LINCOLN PARK, WEST LOOP, OLD TOWN, NORWOOD PARK
OAK PARK The Oak Park Art League (OPAL) is holding its First Annual Artist Member Juried Exhibition until 12/4 with a Reception tomorrow, Friday 11/13, from 7:00pm - 9:00pm in the Carriage House Gallery at 720 Chicago Ave. Their community of Artist Members Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - TOY SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING
It’s that time of year again. Some of us are starting to get some early gift shopping done so it’s good to keep in mind some safety tips. This is especially good advice for those of us that don’t live with children. Infant -1 year Only Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - COULD CASSETTES BE COMING BACK?
I'm a little old school at times so when I found out that cassettes are making a comeback I had to investigate this a little more. As someone who grew up during the time when you created your own mix tape from multiple tapes or direct from the radio, Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - THE “LULL” BEFORE THE HOLIDAY MADNESS!
Take advantage of this November weekend as it’s the “Lull” before all the Holiday madness kicks into high gear around here in Chicago! Returning for its 22 nd year to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall (600 E. Grand Ave.) in the Streeterville Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LINCOLN PARK, EVANSTON, GOLD COAST, PORTAGE PARK, SOUTH LOOP
LINCOLN PARK There's a new pizza concept restaurant opening tomorrow, 11/6, at 10:30am. Zoom Pizza Factory (2156 N. Clybourn Ave.) is the brain child of founder, J.R. Werner, and chef, Paul Guerrero, who has worked with Wolfgang Puck and Wildfire Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - HANDY TOOLS TO HAVE AROUND THE HOUSE
So you are a first time home buyer. Get ready for all sorts of little things that will come up. Hiring handymen for these simple jobs will cost you a fortune. You can literally find tutorials on everything from plumbing to carpentry online. So let’s Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - PANDORA VENTURES INTO PODCASTS
As you may or may not know, Pandora is a free internet radio you can hear on your computer or mobile device. For a paid subscription, you can listen to commercial free radio. You can search for a genre of music, specific band, or song. Pandora starts Read More...