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cleaning needs to be done outside too. If you have a deck or patio, a little
sprucing up can turn it into a super family gathering space and a great place
everything on the deck.
a power washer to clean the surface. Use a hose with a spray
nozzle that has some pressure if you don't have a power washer. A thin
paint scraper works to clean between the boards.
and stains are next. Use a deck brightener to clean stains. Bleach and trisodium
phosphate work well on concrete.
cleaning the surface is ready for paint or stain. Make sure the deck is
completely dry. Use a water seal after painting or staining and reapply once a
the deck for loose boards, railings or steps. Make sure all nails are
your patio furniture. Metal furniture needs all rust
removed, then paint. Stain or paint wood furniture. White plastic
furniture can be cleaned with spray cleaner like 409, Fantastic or Clorox
cleaner with bleach.
the grill. Oven cleaner works well on grill grates. Rinse thoroughly, scrubbing
to remove any cleaner. First time cooking after cleaning heat the grate smoking
hot and scrape with a grill brush.
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There really is an app for that. It's called Viggle I just saw the commercials for it over the weekend and thought I'd check out the system to see how it works.
First you need to sign up for an account. You'll need a device that has a built-in speaker and should be running on iOS 5.0 or greater and Android devices with an OS of 2.2 or greater.
Once you've signed up for your account, you'll be able to accumulate points. The way this happens is through some pretty unique technology. Once you click the "Check In" button, the Viggle translates audio from your TV into an anonymous digital fingerprint. Viggle is then able to determine what you're watching.
The app assumes you will watch a show to its conclusion and you are awarded points for each show you watch. If you check into another show before the first show has ended, you will
receive points for the first show up to the time you checked into the
second show. You earn one point per minute for shows you check into. Some programs
give you bonus points – check the ‘What’s On’ section of the app to find
According to Viggle's site, "Once you’ve accumulated points, go on a Viggle shopping spree in our
rewards catalog. You can redeem for things like Starbucks gift cards or
save up for our bigger rewards like Apple TV, Kindle Fire HD or even a
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we anxiously await the "official" start to our summer fests, feasts, fireworks
and fun, Chicago has planned some pre-summer festivals to whet your appetite
even more this weekend!
you didn't have the opportunity to attend the American Beer Classic last
weekend held at Soldier Field, you still have a chance to sample craft beers
from Chicago's finest breweries during Chicago's Craft Beer Week at any
one of the following events -
Craft Beer Week 5K Run starts at 8:30 a.m. (Saturday) on
the corner of Beach Avenue
and Wood Street
and will course through the streets of Wicker
Park and the Fulton market area. The run will end at the Haymarket Pub and Brewery (737 W. Randolph Street) in the West Town
neighborhood where participants will be able to sample 5 craft beers, hear an
educational beer talk and receive their very own "ONLY Run For Craft Beer"
Chicago Beer Geeks Tap Takeover takes place at the Bottom Lounge (1375 W. Lake Street) in the
West Town neighborhood from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00
p.m. on Saturday. Not only will the
entire Chicago Beer Geeks Crew be on
hand to pour your favorite rare and limited edition beers being offered but
burlesque performances with music provided by DJ Eternal but "Rockin Ray" will
be photographing everything as well!
Anniversary Block Party takes place at the Goose Island Beer Co. (1800 W. Fulton Street)
on the Near West Side from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. This is a celebration of our city and our
beer, with numerous craft brewers on-site, along with music and local food
favorites! Proceeds benefit the
"Illinois Craft Brewers Guild."
the Beer Prom
Two Brothers Tap Takeover takes place at Seven Ten Lounge (2747 N. Lincoln Avenue)
in the Lincoln Park
neighborhood at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday.
It's an 80's prom theme where guests can enjoy 80's music, dancing,
balloon arches, Polaroid photos and much more throughout the night!
up there's the Chicago
Green Festival at Navy
Pier (600 E. Grand Avenue) in the Streeterville neighborhood on Saturday
and Sunday. This event features over 300
exhibitors; local, organic foods at the organic, vegetarian and vegan food
court; an organic beer and wine garden; an eco-fashion show; 125 speakers and
leaders in the environmental and social justice community and much more!
this weekend at Navy Pier, in honor
of Armed Forces Day, military families will receive special discounts this
weekend and can watch a patriotic-themed fireworks show at 8:30 p.m. on
Saturday. Also, a Chicago native attempts to break the world's
longest Ferris wheel ride as well!
Lakeview neighborhood will be hosting its 17th annual Chicago
Mayfest at Ashland and Barry Avenues (3100 N. Ashland
Avenue) on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. This fest features food, beer and music under
a giant tent along with an outdoor beer garden, arts and crafts vendors, a
Chicago Kids Day (Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.) and a pet pageant and expo
(Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.)!
Jefferson Park neighborhood will be hosting its Jefferson Park Spring Celebration
at the play lot of Jefferson Memorial
Park (4822 N. Long Avenue) on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This family-friendly bash features free food
provided by the Gale Street Inn, live
music provided by Beatles tribute band American
English along with a bounce house, face painting and a home run derby!
there are two great, family-friendly charity events taking place this weekend -
Now for Autism Speaks is a three-mile walk along the Chicago
Lakefront to raise money for autism awareness this Saturday at 8:00 a.m. at Soldier Field (1410 S. Museum Campus Drive) in the South Loop with a family-friendly after party and
Great Strides Walk is an annual walk benefiting the "Cystic
Fibrosis Foundation" in its journey to find a cure this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at Arvey Field, Grant Park (Columbus Drive and Roosevelt Road) in
The Loop. Special guests Eric and Kathy
from The Mix 101.9 will be at the walk as well along with food, beverages,
music and many other exciting activities!
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On May 31st from 6pm til 10pm Fischman's Liquors &
Tavern is hosting their Kegs
for Kidneys featuring some favorite and rare craft beer. Your $40 ticket gives you entry and a tasting
glass to keep. Step out into the back of
our lot (there will be a tent) and mingle! All the proceeds will help the
National Kidney Foundation continue improving the health and well-being of
individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the
availability of all organs for transplantation.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to increase the number of food
stands, from 21 to 30, where licensed trucks can park for up to two
hours at a time. The new stands, each with space for two trucks, would be
include Lincoln Park and Lakeview locations at 2500 N. Cannon Drive in Lincoln
Park; 3628 N. Broadway and 3953 N. Sheridan. "These dedicated stands for food
trucks provide additional parking and expanded operations to foster this
growing industry. They will also help to safeguard communities from added
congestion and public safety issues," Emanuel was quoted as saying in a press
Hail the triumphant return of Centro,
a bold reincarnation of a boisterous Well Street Italian joint, this time at
Hubbard and State, opening Monday. It's from the Rosebud folks, who have
lassoed Joe Farina back into the family to do that special thing he does with
his nanna's meatballs. There's kind of a Godfather thing going on in the
decor-which explains the big Marlon Brando painting. When you just need a
simple night of homemade Italian food, with Nanna's gravy poured over your
rigatoni gigante, you can't go wrong here.
Ravenswood Community Council
presents A Greener Ravenswood with a kick-off event on this Thursday, May 16,
2013 from 6-8 pm at Mrs. Murphy's & Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln
Avenue. The event will feature an open bar and hors d'oeuvres, live
entertainment, a silent auction and the annual Raven Awards - honoring local businesses
and residents who exemplify sustainable practices. Tickets are $35 in advance,
$40 at the door.
Learn how Native Americans used indigenous plants and how to
create a prairie garden of your own during a NATIVE PLANTS
PRESENTATION at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian. The talk
will be presented by Eli S. Suzukovich III (Little Shell Chippewa/Cree). May
19, 1:30 p.m. Admission is $12, plus museum entrance of $5 for adults. 3001
Central St., Evanston.
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weather coming this week our thoughts turn to the garden. A little planning can
result in success for either the beginner or the seasoned gardener.
graph paper to plot
out space for your garden, have each square represent one square foot.
how much sun your plot gets. For full sun plants it needs full sun at least six
hours per day.
an area that has good drainage.
Most garden plants need a lot of water but an area that does not drain well will
quickly cause roots to rot.
soil in Chicago is clay like. Augment with sand and manure and peat moss.
out seed catalogues to become familiar with different vegetable varieties.
While I would not recommend starting from seed for beginners, they are great
for getting ideas for flowers and veggies to look for at the garden center.
cognizant of how much space each plant needs. Tomatoes need a lot of space, at
least 3 square feet per plant. Beans and peas are climbers. They can be trained
up a fence or trellis. Plant other veggies in front. Plant often harvested
vegetables like lettuce and spinach in an easy to reach area.
out with a few plants of each vegetable that you like the best. With tomatoes
plan three varieties that have different harvest times. Early girls are a great
first crop. They mature in around 65 days and produce abundantly. Better boys
are a good mid crop, look for varieties that mature around 70 -75 days. The
larger varieties such as Beefsteak or Beefmaster are the largest fruits that
harvest in around 85 days.
are many places on the internet to get help with starting a garden. Home and
Garden television www.hgtv.com is a good place to start also Better Homes and
With a little
planning you will have a bountiful garden!
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You've probably seen the commercials recently for the Chase
My New Home℠ app
and been wondering about the functionality of this new
app. We've taken a little bit of time to
review the app and what it offers.
The app is designed around you and your
needs for purchasing your next home.
The app is free to users and available on Google Play as well as
iTunes. The app comes with what they
describe as four key features - Home Search, Comments, Calculators, Contact a
Chase Mortgage banker.
The search feature lets you set up criteria for your search. You can set up things like price range,
property details, and other home details.
Not only can you search but you can also rate the homes based on how
well they fit your criteria. Once you've
found the homes you're most interested, save them to your favorites and share
them with your Realtor©.
The comments section is where you can add your own photos,
videos and audio notes to your favorites.
With the journal feature also a part of comments, you can save all your
comments and review them after a day of viewing properties.
The Calculators section has three different calculators
based on your needs. There is an
Affordability Calculator, Monthly Payment Calculator and Mortgage Cash Back
Calculator. Each one of these
calculators is exactly what it sounds like.
You need to know how much you can spend and then work out your monthly
payments according to affordability. The
Mortgage Cash Back is a Chase-specific program that tells you about special
programs Chase offers should you use a Chase Mortgage banker.
Once you know which properties you'd like to see, be sure to
contact your Realtor© to arrange a showing schedule!
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has planned a mother of a weekend so we can pay tribute to all the mothers out
there and thank them for all their love and support as this Sunday is Mother's
you would like to spend some one-on-one time with your mom before sharing her
with the family on Sunday, here are two options for Saturday:
(2745 W. Armitage Avenue) in the Logan
Square neighborhood will be hosting a Mother's
Day Truffle Making Party at 11:00 a.m. Before the truffle creations begin though, you
and mom will start off with crostini and mimosas while meeting the
"confectionista." Then it's time to
create your truffles with a break in the middle for house-made finger
sandwiches and scones. Not only will you
leave with a sampling of your truffles creation but you'll also leave with the
recipe you created! Sounds Yummy to me!!
Hodges Park (20 S. Prospect
Avenue) in Park Ridge, a neighboring suburb of Chicago, will be hosting An
Arts and Crafts Adventure from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
where you and mom can browse and shop for a variety of original pieces of
artwork created by local artists such as garden art, jewelry, paintings,
sculpture and much more. Many of the local
artists will also do on-site demos of their craft!
(Sunday) brings you the following options -
Day Race for the Cure
will gather for the Susan G. Komen
Chicagoland Race for the Cure® in Grant
Park (337 E. Randolph Street)
in The Loop to honor and remember those who have battled or are currently
battling breast cancer. This year, the
Daley family will serve as Honorary Chairs of the race celebrating the life of
Maggie C. Daley, Chicago's
former First Lady. A survivor's parade
will kick-off at 7:45 a.m. followed by a 10K race at 8:15 a.m., a 5K race and
1-mile fun walk at 8:40 a.m. and wrapping up with an awards ceremony at 10:00
a.m. Show your Support for this Great
Day with Mommie Dearest
again this year to the Music Box Theatre
(3733 N. Southport Avenue) in the Lakeview neighborhood is the screening of the
classic 1981 film Mommie Dearest starring Joan Crawford along with a live
pre-show hosted by Dick O'Day and the Hell in a Handbag players that includes a
trivia session, a mother/daughter matching outfit contest and a photo
opportunity in the lobby with Joan and Christina in person! You can also make a day of it by purchasing
for an additional $30 a brunch buffet held at the Mystic Celt (3443 N.
Southport Avenue) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
before the screening at 2:00 p.m.
However, keep in mind that the first 100 in their seats for the
screening will receive a commemorative wire hanger!!
Day Brunch Guide
suburban restaurants will be offering specials to assist you with celebrating
for those whose mom's are no longer with them, here are two options for your
Race to Wrigley 5K Run is taking place on
Saturday (8:00 a.m.) at Wrigley Field
(1060 W. Addison Street)
in the Wrigleyville neighborhood now in its 8th year. This annual run supports Chicago Cubs
Charities with your choice of a competitive timed run or a more relaxed "fun
run." This year's proceeds will benefit Lurie Children's Hospital!
is taking place on Saturday (Session 1 - 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.; Session 2 - 6:00
p.m.-10:00 p.m.) at Soldier Field (1410 S. Museum Campus Drive)
in the South Loop. This new festival, one of the largest in the Midwest, will welcome nearly 10,000 beer lovers and include
unlimited two-ounce pours, beer-related vendors, concessions and live music!
Hope You Have A Mother Of A Weekend! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to my Moms and All the
Other Moms Out There!!
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Local Norwood Park resident, Erin Leyden, has taken the new
position of Director of Development with Imerman Angels. got her start in the nonprofit world after
founding her own organization back in 2006 when her young son started having
seizures, over 200 a day at times. She and her family soon started the American
Epilepsy Outreach Foundation, a national organization created to raise epilepsy
awareness and provide support to those affected by epilepsy and their families.
Erin was recognized by People Magazine and Major League Baseball in 2009 as an
All Star Among Us for her work in nonprofit and her community.WEST LOOP
Get over to CrossTown Fitness, a West Loop gym
ready to pound you into beach-ready shape even if it has to drag you across the
city to do it, now open. The front half is a sleek café, soon to be filled with
spinach salads, protein shakes and teriyaki chicken supplied by the Fifty/50
Restaurant Group. Your workout: a hybrid of CrossFit and high-intensity
interval training. You can also sign up for morning workouts at North Avenue
Beach or take advantage of this summer's stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking
Welcome to Bodega, which has the feel of a
basement party filled with pork-belly tacos, margaritas and carne asada french
fries, now open in Lincoln Park. If you remember the Twisted Lizard, you won't
notice dramatic changes right away (other than the huge sign above the door).
The layout remains, as do the tables, the chairs, the boisterous energy and a
lot of random artwork on the walls.
Welcome to The Dec Rooftop Lounge + Bar, a
glamorous terrace jutting out from the 12th floor of the Ritz-Carlton hotel,
opening as early as this weekend, weather permitting. There is an LED light show at the bar. There
are fire pits. Lush garden landscaping is involved. Also involved: oysters on
the half shell and ham-flecked pull-apart bread. Don't forget to hit the sundae
cart and get intimately acquainted with ice cream goodies like a
salted-pretzel-and-milk-chocolate ice cream push-up or a strawberry balsamic
Northwestern University scientist Chad A. Mirkin, a
world-renowned leader in nanotechnology research and its application, has been
Chemistry World Entrepreneur of the Year by the Royal Society of
Chemistry. In addition to his work with
SNAs, Mirkin is the inventor and chief developer of three pioneering nanoscale
fabrication and analytical tools: Dip-Pen Nanolithography, Polymer Pen
Lithography and Beam-Pen Lithography. Mirkin has more than 900 U.S. and foreign
patents (233 issued) and is the founder of four Chicago-based companies,
including AuraSense Therapeutics and Nanosphere.
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At last, at
last, some beautiful weather in the Chicago area. This is a good time to get
out in the yard.
all the old dead grass up. This is also a good time to augment the soil. Throw
down a couple of bags of top soil mixed with a bag of manure compost. If you
have clayey soil,
as most of the soil in and around Chicago area is, throw in a bag of play sand.
Spread this mixture over the lawn. Use the back of a rake to spread the mixture
around. If you see the grass peeking through it should be spread enough. This
mixture will really give the grass a shot in the arm. It will be growing and
greening up before you know it.
seed now while it is still relatively cool. Tease up the soil to loosen for
better root growth. Add a half inch or so of the soil mixture from above.
Spread the grass seed rather thickly as the birds love grass seed. It will get
a good start before the heat of summer. Proper watering will give you deep roots.
Water the seed every day till it germinates
and reaches an inch or so, usually7-14 days, then thoroughly once a week. Put
out an empty can and water until the level reaches one inch.
Manure is also a good addition to the garden
soil at this time of year. With our small gardens in the Chicago area we are
not always able to rotate our crops properly. We need to add nutrients to the
soil so our plants can thrive. Manure goes down at a rate of 25 lbs per 100
square feet of soil.
This is also
a good time to clean out the mulch around trees and bushes. Leave the old mulch
down. Just make sure to clean out any
sticks, garbage or other debris. Throw new mulch on top of the old. The old
mulch will break down and add nutrients to the soil.
all the bushes and trees are done flowering to prune. With bushes basically cut
out any large over grown branches in the center then gently shape. Remember,
less is more!
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The Google Glass prototype, titanium-framed wearable computer has the tech world rushing in a mad dash for access. The beta testers are now receiving shipments as well as the winners of the If I
Had Glass contest.
Imagine putting on glasses that look like you're a cyborg and see your most recent communication from your smart phone or Google accounts and seeing the activity in a head-up display. As CNET noted, "Google Glass is Google on your face." You can take phone calls, send texts, take photos and video, and show maps or simply get search results.When the Google Glass is offline, it can only take pictures or record video.
The current device out has a hefty price of $1500, but the consumer version is expected to come out in 2014. Right now, developers are working on apps and software to enhance the consumer experience. One other item that will definitely be addressed is the battery life. A sunglasses snap-in has already been created to assist with seeing in bright light and sunlight.
There is a lot of testing that needs to be done at this point, but the concept of having Google near your line of sight, without having to use your phone, has some major implications on the future of computing.
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LIKE YELLING "FIRE" IN A CROWDED THEATER, MANY FEAR THE WORDS "WATER SEEPAGE" WILL CAUSE PANIC IN ANY HOMEBUYER . . . BUT DOES IT ALWAYS?
In mid-April, an unusually-heavy, widespread rain dumped six or more inches of rain on Chicago and many suburbs. Many homeowners endured devastating flooding - 12 inches or more water rising in their basements. Hardwood Flooring, Carpets, and, worst of all, most Cherished Keepsakes submerged for hours, then left at the curb, all trash.
Foul odors followed by intensive, often expensive clean-up and restoration. Mildew, and mold, if not mitigated promptly.
But even if all the damage is cleaned up, mold remediated professionally, and walls and flooring professionally restored, will your home's eventual buyers find themselves wary? After all, if the house flooded once, it can happen again . . . right?
Many homeowners also question whether prior seepage or flooding inside their home needs to be subsequently disclosed - even after proper remediation, and many water-free years.
Chicago Tribune Real Estate Writer Mary Umberger, in her May 3rd post, interviewed several Chicago-area Real Estate Brokers for their opinions. Here's the link.
These agents, and our Real Estate Team, all agree - COMPLETE DISCLOSURE is not only required here in Illinois, but important in keeping any prospective sale, even years down the road, together. Indeed, lack of disclosure can really hurt, if the buyer concludes the seller concealed the truth about previous water seepage. In some cases, legal remedies could result against the home seller.
Further, if the buyer believes the seller is concealing important facts about the home between contract execution and closing, they may have legal grounds for terminating their deal. This could occur after weeks of waiting between contract signing and close.
Often times, minor to moderate seepage or even some flooding will not necessarily kill a pending deal, if the buyer feels the seller's action to mitigate will reduce the chance of future water penetration. Should the seller install a flood control system, new drain tile, additional sump pumps with battery back-up, or overhead sewers, buyer might feel confident these flood-control upgrades can prevent future water damage.
Or, if the flooding occurs infrequently in the surrounding neighborhood, the buyer may feel their risk going forward is minimal. Last month's flooding here in Chicago was quite widespread, and few Chicago Neighborhoods or Suburbs were spared.
The stigma and likelihood of regular flooding in and around such communities along the Des Plaines River in the Northwest Suburbs, and Salt Creek out West, stays with these impacted neighborhoods long-term, and do actually impact area desirability and property values. For most other Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs, however, most have short memories when it comes to years-ago flooding.
That said, however, it remains our opinion that honesty IS the best policy when it comes to disclosing prior water penetration. We suggest FULL Disclosure, as well as proper framing as to the amount of flooding that has occurred over the years.
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Now in soft open, Ferris
& Jack, a bold celebration of Midwestern ingenuity located in
Streeterville's MileNorth Hotel. You'll be amazed with mini sausage trios
(Polish, Sheboygan and Chicago-style hot dog) and lake trout dinners. And if you happen to pop in during the
morning, head to the coffee bar to grab and Eggzel (egg over easy on a pretzel
croissant). The coffee bar turns into a nighttime
bar, featuring drinks like the Wrigley.
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died
in service to our country. The Norwood Park
Memorial Day Parade begins at 11:00 am at Onahan Elementary School, at
6634 W. Raven on Monday, May 27, 2013
and continues south to East Circle, concluding at Taft High School. If you are
interested in participating in the parade, be sure to fill out the Memorial
Day Parade Application to complete the process registration.
Imagine if Me-TV opened a friendly neighborhood tavern, and
you'll get a sense of the place. Tommy Knuckles is a new tavern
with a soft spot for retro pop culture and opened earlier this week. There is
the homage to Desi Arnaz - the Chicken Babaloo - as well as the Don Knotts
Which, think The Incredible Mr. Limpet. For those who want to truly visit the
past, try the TV Dinner - a compartmentalized fried chicken dinner with all the
sides and a little dessert.
Opened earlier this week, it's time to bring a little
Belgium to the West Loop. Wâfel
is a a new house of waffle sandwiches featuring both styles (Brussels and
Liege). They feature simple breakfast
you can eat on the run (think quick serve). Lunch is a savory delight with
waffle sandwiches made from Serrano ham, prime rib, fried chicken or specially
this month, The Elvis. NAPERVILLE
For the third straight year, North
Central College in Naperville has joined The Princeton Review's list of
"greenest" colleges in North America for its ongoing commitment to
sustainability. The college supports its
green initiative with composting, an expanded "Recycle Right" program, campus
dining sustainability practices, a community garden, and an alternative
transportation program that includes a bicycle and car-sharing program, free
shuttle service, electric vehicle charging station and two all-electric cars for
Campus Safety patrols.
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it's that time of year again! After
being teased these past few days with summer-like temps, look out, we're coming
out, rain or shine, here in Chicago!
just so happens that there are a variety of events for you to choose from for
your "coming out" this weekend, so
let's get started.
Derby on Saturday and for all those horse racing fans out there not
able to attend the actual event in Kentucky, the following establishments bring
the Derby to you -
Kentucky Derby at Joe's Bar (940 W. Weed Street)
on the Near North Side will be closing down the street on Saturday to host
their day-long block party from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to bring Louisville to you. Here you can get into the Derby spirit and
catch the Run of the Roses on a jumbotron, participate in Derby-themed
activities such as horse shoes and bags, take in some live country music from
SaddleBrook and Chris Cavanaugh or just kick-back with a Mint Julep and your
big hat! It's the next best thing to the
infield at Churchill Downs!!
Derby Pig Roast is hosted by the Division
Ale House (1942 W. Division Street) in the Wicker Park
neighborhood on Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and offers a sidewalk pig
roast complete with baked beans, coleslaw, cornbread and Miller Lite drafts for
$25 per person all you can eat! Mint
Juleps are also available for $5 and DJ music will be provided throughout the
afternoon and night. Derby hats are encouraged!
you really want to feel as if you're in Louisville, then Kentucky Derby Day
at Arlington Park Racecourse (2200 W. Euclid Avenue) in Arlington Heights is the place to be. Gates open at 10:45 a.m. for a day long party
of Mint Juleps, live music, live races throughout the day, a Derby Hat contest
for a chance to win prizes and much more!
on Sunday there are many celebrations of Cinco de Mayo, which is an
observation of Mexican heritage and their victory in the Battle of Puebla on
May 5th, 1862 against the French, taking place throughout Chicago,
but the following fests are all weekend long -
de Mayo Festival is celebrated in the streets of the
Little Village neighborhood in the heart of Chicago's Mexican community at 2600
S. Kostner Avenue (26th
Street and Kostner Avenue) this Saturday and Sunday
from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. This 4th
annual gala features plenty of live music, authentic South-of-the-Border foods,
arts and crafts, carnival rides, kids' activities and much more!
de Mayo Celebration and Parade is celebrated at the Douglas Park Cultural and Community Center
(1401 S. Sacramento Drive) in the North Lawndale/Pilsen neighborhoods this
Saturday and Sunday featuring live music, food, arts and crafts, children's
activities and a parade at noon on Sunday traveling from Damen Avenue and
Cermak Road west to 24th Street and California Avenue!
here are some other events taking place this weekend as well:
Polish Fest celebrates Polish
Constitution Day at this 10th annual festival held at the Copernicus Center (5216 W. Lawrence
Avenue) in the Jefferson
Park neighborhood this
Saturday and Sunday at 12:00 p.m. with its Pierogi Easting Contest on Saturday
at 3:00 p.m.!
Bark in the Park is The Anti-Cruelty
Society's 5K Run (for people only) or Walk (with or without your dog)
fundraiser held at Montrose Harbor
(600 W. Montrose Avenue) in the Lincoln Park neighborhood this Sunday at 9:00
a.m. for the run and 9:15 a.m. for the walk!
the Voices Chicago 5K Run/Walk is a day of family, fun & fitness
to raise funds in support of brain cancer and brain tumor research this Sunday
with registration at 8:00 a.m. and the run/walk starting at 9:00 a.m. at Lincoln Park (2400 N. Cannon Drive)
in the Lincoln Park
Will You Be "Coming Out" This Weekend?
SUE MOSS & DEAN'S TEAM CHICAGO
Hot weather will be here sooner than you think. Here are
a few summer hints from USA Weekend
Shower before entering the pool. It helps keep germs out
of the water. Germs can live for days in even well maintained pools. The hard
to kill germ cryptosporidium is the
number 1 cause of pool related outbreaks of diarrhea. Any little bit of water
that gets in your mouth can make you sick.
Soak your feet in warm water with 4 tablespoons of olive
oil for 20 minutes. Use a pumice stone to smooth calluses and rough skin. Rub feet
with heavy duty lotion then slip on socks and wear overnight. In the morning
your feet will be smooth and soft. If
you wear flip
flops make sure you purchase sturdy ones. If they are bendable they do
not have enough structure for your feet. They are not good for long distance walking;
there is no arch support or shock absorption.
You need to know the signs of overheating. Early signs
are muscle cramps and profuse sweating. Nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness,
weakness and clammy skin are signs of heat exhaustion
which can turn into heat
stroke. Immediately move to a cooler spot, lie down, loosen or remove
clothing, sip some water and apply cool compresses.
Always apply sunscreen before bug spray. Apply broad
spectrum water resistant 30 SPF sunscreen generously to clean dry skin. Wait 15
minutes and lightly mist the bug
repellent. All in one bug sprays and sunscreen are not good. We often need to
reapply sunscreen more often than bug repellent.
& DEAN'S TEAM CHICAGO