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May 2016 - Posts

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CELEBRATING MEMORIAL DAY!
Not only will Chicagoans be celebrating the start of the City’s summer street festivals season but they’ll also be celebrating Memorial Day! There are a ton of things happening this Memorial Day Weekend that I can’t possibly write about Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, EVANSTON, SOUTH LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, LAKEVIEW
PORTAGE PARK The 60-year-long tradition of " Flowers for Our Soldiers " continues tomorrow, Friday 5/27, at 9:30am to commemorate Memorial Day and all military members killed in action by laying flowers at the foot of the designated Memorial Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - FACEBOOK TRENDING TOPICS
After an internal investigation, Facebook is changing the way Trending Topics will display. Recently the social media group was accused of "tampering with its Trending Topics feature, promoting 'progressive' views and websites over content Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - EASY BATH CLEANING
The easiest way to keep a bathroom clean is to make sure you don’t let things get carried away during the week. After you shower the bath is wonderfully steamy. Keep dry rags or paper towels under the sink. Wipe down the sink, counters, faucets Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE!
We’re just one weekend away from Memorial Day Weekend where we officially celebrate the beginning of our summer festival season here in Chicago. However, some events couldn’t wait and will be kicking-off the festival season this weekend. After Read More...
SIGNING ON AS AN AIRBNB HOST IN CHICAGO CAN BE LUCRATIVE . . . BUT THERE ARE CONCERNS!
Airbnb! Thousands are already taking advantage of this new method of finding lodging away from home. Hundreds nationwide, and here in Chicago, are renting all or a portion of their house as Airbnb Hosts. Across Chicago, in Diverse Neighborhoods, Affluent, Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, OAK PARK, LINCOLN SQUARE, NORWOOD PARK
LINCOLN PARK Don't miss out on Geja's Cafe (340 W. Armitage Ave.) Back to the Roots Wine Festival that's been going on since April and ends on June 30th. They are offering promotional prices for nearly 20 different wines whose winemakers use Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - TOOL LIST FOR FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS OR NEWLYWEDS
Now is the time of year when newlyweds, first time home buyers and even college graduates will be starting in a new home. Following is a list of basic tools that will definitely help them save money by doing small jobs around the house. • 14-volt Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - LITSY
So I love all things technology and this latest app I've uncovered has me really excited. It's called Litsy and it's got some cool features for those of us who love technology and reading. According to their website, "Litsy is a place Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - COOLER MAY TEMPS – WHO CARES – CHICAGOANS WILL BE OUTDOORS!
Who would have guessed that the second weekend in May would bring us such cool temps! Not Chicago as the City gears-up for another weekend packed with lots of fun outdoor things to do, and even some indoor things for those who require warmer temps. As Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, SOUTH LOOP, OLD TOWN, NAPERVILLE, LAKEVIEW
PORTAGE PARK Thursday evening, 5/21, Local School Councils from across the City will be meeting for a Press Conference & Rally at Carl Schurz High School Auditorium (3601 N. Milwaukee Ave.). The LSC Citywide Rally and doors open at 4:30pm. Speakers Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - SPRING TREE CARE
Even established trees need care after a long winter. People seem to forget about mature trees and shrubs but they need our attention as much as young plantings. First do a good clean up. Now is the time to remove any lights and decorations left over Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - SNAPCHAT AND OLYMPICS TEAM UP
For the first time in history, NBC has agreed to share video of the 2016 Summer Olympics . Snapchat will set up a dedicated channel that will be curated by BuzzFeed. The plan is that Snapchat will create stories from the content provided by NBC, fans Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - MOTHER’S DAY/YOUR DAY -- ALL WRAPPED IN ONE WEEKEND!
With Mother’s Day taking center stage this Sunday with brunches, cruises and just spending time with Mom, Saturday is “Your Day” which just so happens has a myriad of events planned for everyone to enjoy! A favorite family event, the Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - GOLD COAST, NORWOOD PARK, LOOP, LINCOLN PARK, EVANSTON
GOLD COAST No other city represents the entertainment form of Improv better than Chicago. In its 19th and largest year so far, Chicago Improv Productions is presenting the Chicago Improv Festival that started on Monday, 5/2, and runs through Sunday, 5/8. Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - USE NATURAL BAKING SODA TO CLEAN
Baking soda is a great deodorizer. Buy the refrigerator packs and make sure you change every three months. Sprinkle on carpets and upholstery. Leave for fifteen minutes then vacuum. Sprinkle in gym shoes and bags to deodorize between uses. Tap out before Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - MORE STREAMING NEWS, THIS TIME FROM HULU
Over the weekend it was announced that Hulu plans to ramp up their subscription service. While Hulu does already offer add-on service this would be a newer subscription service that would stream cable TV and network content. As an example, Disney and Read More...