October...Favorite Month Of The Year?

Not that many people ever have this discussion, but when it comes down to it, October is tops in my book in regards to my favorite month of the year. Why you ask? It’s full of not too hot/not too cold days, football is in full swing, Halloween ends the month, and I usually have... Read more »

Astronomy Night @ Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Friday, October 5th

Astronomy Night @ Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Friday, October 5th
Join the Arlington Heights Memorial Library for their annual Astronomy Night this Friday, October 5th from 7p-9p! This year, Pamela Greyer, NASA Solar System Ambassador, will talk about star gazing – what you can expect to find out in the evening sky, how to find stars with and without a telescope – and answer your... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

Plans For The Labor Day Weekend

Plans For The Labor Day Weekend
It looks like for the second weekend in a row, it’s going to be gloomy, but at least it should clear up for a solid Labor Day holiday. As it always does, marking the end of summer, Labor has come faster than most of us thought. With summer containing outdoor concerts/festivals, sports events, BBQ’s, and... Read more »

T-Minus Less Than Two Weeks Till Football!

T-Minus Less Than Two Weeks Till Football!
With under two weeks until the NFL season begins, it’s that time of year that all of my coveted Fantasy Football drafts take place. This past weekend I rocked three different ones in about a 24 hour span: my office one on Friday night with the ESPN Chicago Fantasy Football Convention Saturday morning and a... Read more »
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Turn Back The Clock...Jewel-Osco on Vail Avenue in 1965

Turn Back The Clock...Jewel-Osco on Vail Avenue in 1965
As many of us have shopped at the modernized Jewel-Osco on Vail Avenue, across from the train station, over the years…but I’m not sure many of us remember what it used to look like almost 40 years ago in 1965. 2012 marks the 75th anniversary of Osco Drug.  Today, there are three Jewel-Osco stores located in... Read more »