Archive for 2012

Armilla: Finding a place in Rogers Park on its “voyage home”

Armilla: Finding a place in Rogers Park on its “voyage home”
Ron Reizner and Susan Hahn-Reizner spend their days with the whistle of the ‘L’ and the melody of nearby chimes as they work in their shop along the cobblestone street of Glenwood Avenue. “There is something that is almost magical about this whole area… You can be transported on just this little stretch of Glenwood,”... Read more »

Find community in coffee at Café DesCartes

Find community in coffee at Café DesCartes
Rich, warm tones envelop passersby as they enter Rogers Park’s new Café DesCartes coffee shop. With walls adorned by the portraits of renowned philosophers, customers leave Café DesCartes with a token of wisdom after every visit. Café Descartes’ owner, Ashad Javid or “Sony,” is originally from Pakistan, where he first developed his taste for deep,... Read more »

Dancing along Glenwood Avenue

By Hannah Lutz At the corner of Lunt and Glenwood sits Rogers Park’s Northside Dance Theater. Its mission to offer a  welcoming, well-run environment for Chicago dancers has become ever present in the Rogers Park area. Northside Dance Theater’s staff believes in instruction that is both age appropriate and level appropriate. The company caters to... Read more »
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Rogers Park, Same-Sex Marriage? What do you think?

Rogers Park, Same-Sex Marriage? What do you think?
President Obama embraced the idea of same-sex marriage in an interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts on Wednesday. The President said he came to this decision after thoughtful consideration and evolving beliefs. “The thing at root that we think about is, not only Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf, but it’s also the golden rule- you... Read more »

CPS Teens Team Up to Curate 'Forever Young' Exhibit

CPS Teens Team Up to Curate 'Forever Young' Exhibit
High school students have always played a role in Chicago’s art scene. There are many organizations that sponsor students’ crafting, but Elizabeth Shank, founder of Good News Only, had another idea: Shank’s students are curators. As a college student, Shank wanted to trade in her sociology degree for a photography degree after she nurtured a passion... Read more »

The Recyclery: Providing Reliable Bicycle Transportation to Those in Need

The Recyclery: Providing Reliable Bicycle Transportation to Those in Need
With summer quickly approaching, many anticipate the vast array of warm weather activities Chicago has to offer. Most city-dwellers want to get out and enjoy the sunshine during the short summer months. As a widespread, active city, Chicago has many separate opportunities for exercise, service and community, but The Recyclery weaves those opportunities into one. The Recyclery... Read more »
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A Safe Haven at Red Door Animal Shelter

A Safe Haven at Red Door Animal Shelter
In an urban area, it can be a struggle to find a safe, welcoming place for pets. Rogers Park stands out as a friendly place for pets and owners alike. Rogers Park residents seem to perk up at the sight of dog walkers. The similar interest connects neighbors and makes a big neighborhood seem more... Read more »

Top 10 Devon Avenue Restaurants

Top 10 Devon Avenue Restaurants
Rogers Park’s Devon Avenue is a street recognized for its collection of cultural diversity. Though it’s hard to choose only ten, here is a list of the top ten restaurants along Devon.   1. Argo Georgian Bakery 2812 W. Devon Argo Georgian Bakery is a Rogers Park gem to both middle easterners and Rogers Park... Read more »

Glenwood Avenue Arts District: A feast for all senses

Glenwood Avenue Arts District: A feast for all senses
The Glenwood Avenue Arts District captures the central heart and soul of Rogers Park’s candid creativity. The Arts District stretches from 6900 N. Glenwood Avenue to 1400 W. Glenwood Avenue. Old fashioned narrow cobblestone streets lined with picturesque storefronts and restaurants and an elaborately designed mural under the ‘L’ flawlessly accentuate the urban area Rogers... Read more »
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"Before I Die" Project

"Before I Die" Project
The Rogers Park- Edgewater border is the site of a public art project that has recently been evoking hope and passion from the area’s neighbors. Candy Chang started the “Before I Die” wall on an abandoned house in New Orleans. Since then, she has been a great advocate of building community through public art displays.... Read more »
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