Celebrate Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24 by Shopping Local

by Peter von Buol

Celebrate the ninth annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24 by shopping at the area’s small businesses in Lincoln Square, Ravenswood and Northcenter.

Started in 2010 by the American Express, Small Business Saturday occurs on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. WithinRead more

 

Sixth Annual Positive Impacts Event

By Patrick Butler

The Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club, a retired banker/community activist, the Martha Washington Senior Apartment and several local students were honored at the Gene and Rosemary Schulter Foundation’s annual fundraiser at Mrs. Murphy’s Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln Ave.

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Swedish Covenant Hospital and Affiliated Entities Rebranding to Swedish Covenant Health

Swedish Covenant Hospital and all of its affiliated entities are now a part of Swedish Covenant Health. This new name encapsulates the many ways the organization has evolved over the past 132 years, growing beyond a leading hospital and into a health care system offeringRead more

 

Seasons Hospice Opens New Inpatient Hospice Center at Swedish Covenant Hospital

New unit will be the only inpatient hospice center on the North Side of Chicago 

 Swedish Covenant Hospital has partnered with Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care to open a new inpatient hospice center at the hospital. This new inpatient care center is designed to be a calmRead more

 

From The Chopping Block: Push Past Pie with Pumpkin

We’ve been cooking with pumpkin forever, it seems. In fact, did you know that there’s a version of Pumpkin Pie (called “Pompkin”) in America’s very first cookbook: Amelia Simmons’ American Cookery published in 1796? Check out the free version online, but you’ll probably want to skipRead more

 

Swedish Covenant Hospital CPR Training Event Trains Hundreds of People in One Day

Swedish Covenant Hospital’s recent Keep the Beat community CPR training and social event promoted heart health by training hundreds of community members in bystander CPR in a single day. 

“Our goal at Swedish is to help make our community safer and healthier,” said Anthony Guaccio,Read more

 

Café Selmarie Reaches Its 35th Anniversary by Staying in touch With Neighborhood Tastes

By Patrick Butler

Café Selmarie, 4729 N. Lincoln Ave., recently finished celebrating its 35th anniversary. The popular eatery has seen the Lincoln Square neighborhood transform itself several times over– from older residents to families to mostly younger people moving into the neighborhood with what ConnieRead more

 

Why Customers Keep Coming Back to Nuri’s Custom Tailor and Cleaners, Even When It’s Not Halloween

By Patrick Butler

It’s the little niceties that keep customers coming back to Nuri's Cleaners even after nearly 50 years, says owner Sengel Senger, noting her shop has even made Halloween costumes on occasion.

Sengul Senger doesn’t advertise her tailor shop atRead more

 

119-Year-Old Ravenswood Club Building May Face Wrecking Ball

by Peter von Buol

A prominent 119-year-old-building at the corner Wilson and Ashland Avenues may soon be demolished as the property’s current owner, a congregation of Buddhist monks, has reached an agreement to sell the property.

Located on a large corner lot, the stately wood-frameRead more

 

From The Chopping Block: Get Ready for the Biggest Apple Fest Yet!

Nothing will get you more in the fall spirit than Apple Fest. The upcoming festival that celebrates all things apple in Lincoln Square has continued to grow over the years.

The 31st edition is now two days (Saturday, October 6 & Sunday, October 7) with specialRead more