Archive for September 2012

DIY Trunk Show Celebrates 10 th Anniversary with Craft, Sweat, Tears Theme

DIY Trunk Show Celebrates 10 th Anniversary with Craft, Sweat, Tears Theme
The Chicago Craft Mafia (CCM), a collaborative organization of independent crafting business owners, announced today its 10th annual DIY Trunk Show to be held on November 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway. CCM has expanded the show to accommodate additional tables for vendors and more opportunities for sponsors. Last year... Read more »

Vote by Oct. 5 to select the "Space in Between" People's Choice winner

Vote by Oct. 5 to select the "Space in Between" People's Choice winner
Back in late June, I wrote about a pretty cool contest taking place in the Chicagoland area involving Placemaking. Placemaking is a community-based approach to planning, designing and managing great public places. Placemakers challenge us to confront vacant lots and empty storefronts, instead of turning our heads from the fenced off, boarded up eyesores in so... Read more »

Naperville Moms Network’s Back to School BBQ Set for September 15

Naperville Moms Network’s Back to School BBQ Set for September 15
Looking for something to do this “final weekend” of summer, for the second year in a row, Naperville Moms Network and Café N Play will put on its Back to School BBQ from noon-4 p.m., Saturday, September 15 at downtown Naperville’s Grand Pavilion. The event is free to the public and will have some 25 local vendor... Read more »
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Riot Fest 2012...Five Days Away!

Riot Fest 2012...Five Days Away!
The name itself sounds like something that most of us might not enjoy or want to take part in, but Riot Fest is a newly formed festival (if since 2005 can be called newly formed) in the Chicago area. The festival usually contains a  very diverse lineup consisting of reunions, one-offs, special guest appearances and... Read more »

2012 NFL Football is Back!

2012 NFL Football is Back!
With the Bears kicking off against the Indianapolis Colts at Noon on Sunday, it’s the first true day of the NFL season (sure the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants played last Wednesday, but it’s the first Sunday that always counts). All of the heightened expectations that come along with the off-season moves the Bears made make this... Read more »