Cancer Survivor Donates Scarves to SCH Breast Cancer Patients

A local breast cancer survivor is sharing a message of hope by donating scarves to support SCH patients as they go through chemo treatments. Chicago teacher Mary Luisa recently visited SCH’s Integrated Cancer Center to deliver the colorful scarves and share her story of encouragementRead more

 

Legendary NBA player agent and daughter of Harlem Globetrotters’ founder Abe Saperstein dead at 81

by Peter von Buol

Eloise Saperstein Berkley, who was one of the first women to pursue a career in the front office of a professional sports team, died July 15 in Chicago at age 81.

Saperstein Berkley, daughter of Abe Saperstein, who had founded the HarlemRead more

 

City Transportation Department Implements Traffic Safety Improvements on Irving Park Road at North Center Senior Campus

by Peter von Buol

The city of Chicago’s Department of Transportation (CDOT) has recently completed a traffic safety project in which lines were painted along the sides of the 2300 block of Irving Park Road to clearly differentiate the street’s parking lanes from its traffic lanes.Read more

 

DANK Haus Opens Exhibit on “Nord Seite”

Eateries: Seeks Historic World’s Fair Mural
By Patrick Butler

If you remember when this photo of Ronald Regan was taken outside Meyer’s Deli on the 4700 block of North Lincoln, please contact Monica Jirak or Monica Felix at the DANK Haus, (773) 561-9181.

PresidentRead more

 

St. Ben’s parishioners wrap up centennial celebration; get ready for annual BenFest

By Patrick Butler

Come July 20-22, St. Benedict Parish and Preparatory School, 2215 W. Irving Park Road, will have more to celebrate than its annual summer event, BenFest

The congregation just completed the centennial celebration of its current church and school complex. The festivities had startedRead more

 

Welles Park Nature Play Space Now Open

Story and Photos by Peter von Buol

The Welles Park Nature Play Space, located within the popular North Side park at 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave., was officially opened to the public after a June 16 ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The 1.23-acre natural play space is one of sevenRead more

 

Anna Maria Pasteria—30 Years Strong

By Patrick Butler

Anna Maria Piccolini was maybe six or seven years old when she cooked her first meal – beans and pasta – for her family back in Italy.

“That’s a very poor dish, but as long as we filled our stomachs, that was what counted,”Read more

 

Grilling Safety Tips

Courtesy of Larry Merritt Assistant Director, New Affairs Chicago Fire Department

Summer is finally here and if you are like me, you are looking forward to grilled food and fun with family, neighbors, and friends. I just recently bought a new smoker and I gave itRead more

 

Top 10 Ways To Teach Your Child Kindness: Adapted from Parents.com

From our friends at Black Bear Academy

Make helping a family affair. When a friend gets sick or a local family falls on hard times, grown-ups know what to do. They send flowers, bake casseroles, and pass the collection plate at church. Get your kids involvedRead more

 

Choosing the Most Effective Way to Engage Your Dog This Summer

Brittney Frazier, CPDT-KA, Found Chicago Boarding and Training Center

The majority of dog owners are in agreement on the basic responsibilities that accompany the privilege of welcoming man’s best friend into our home. Making sure our dogs have food, water, dog beds, adorable sweaters in theRead more