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.

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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

 

Six Tips to Keep Your Home Safe

by Peter von Buol

As temperatures continue to increase, the editors of the Crime in Wrigleyville/Boystown blog CWBChicago.com warn ward residents to be aware that criminal activity increases in warm weather. They add the importance of always being aware of one’s surroundings. Also, encourage others to takeRead more

 

Born in the 47th Ward, Midnight Circus celebrates a dozen years!

Thanks to Jeff Jenkins, Founder & Artistic Director, Midnight Circus

Jeff Jenkins and Julie Greenberg were spending time in Welles Park with their one-year- old son Maxwell, like they did most days, when they learned of the ongoing fundraising efforts to help rebuild the playground.

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19th and 20th District Community Policing Programs Host Special Events and Beat Meetings in May

by Peter von Buol

For those interested in neighborhood safety, the Chicago Police Department’s Community Policing (CAPS) program remains a valuable resource for 47th Ward residents.

In addition to their regularly-scheduled beat meetings, the 19th District and the 20th District community relations offices are hosting fourRead more