Restaurant Leftovers

German-American restaurants are notorious for giving out huge portions and sometimes it’s simply too much. Now… German food is also notorious for not tasting especially good the next day unless it’s something stewy like goulash or paprikash. So with a little help from my friends, I’veRead more

 

Political satire expressed in carnival floats

By Patrick Butler

Jaques Tilly, Germany’s sometimes controversial master float builder, was a featured attraction on the DANK (German American National Congress) Haus float at the Saturday, Sept. 9, Von Steuben Day parade.
For more than three decades, the carnival float designer’s handiwork has been aRead more

 

Meet Paula Basta, Executive Director of the Northeast (Levy) Senior Center

by Peter von Buol

Since first opening its doors in 1979, the city of Chicago’s Northeast (Levy) Senior Center, 2019 W. Lawrence Ave., has been a vital asset for Chicago’s senior citizens. The center, one of six regional centers operated by the city’s department of familyRead more

 

Elder Fraud: What It Is and What You Need to Know

It's sad to think that people take advantage of seniors for their own gain. But it does happen: Elder financial fraud is an unfortunate and frequent occurrence in the U.S. The average loss in elder financial abuse cases in 2016 was $36,000, according to aRead more

 

Some things-the good and bad-will never be forgotten if Gene Schulter has his way

By Patrick Butler

Oct. 9, 1989 will never be just a date on the calendar for former 47th Ward Ald. Gene Schulter. He was there in Berlin on 10/9/89 when “the people forced their (East German) government” to start tearing down the infamous Wall the RussiansRead more

 

Back to School Tips

From our friends at Black Bear Academy

September has arrived which means it’s back- to- school time for the kids! There is so much to talk about with your children during this exciting time of change, including new classmates, new teachers, a new classroom and forRead more

 

Rededication Ceremony of Chicago’s Berlin Wall Monument

by Peter von Buol

The Gene and Rosemary Schulter Foundation, DANK Haus, the German-American Cultural Center and the Cold War Museum-Midwest will host a rededication ceremony of Chicago’s own Berlin Wall Monument at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 5.
Located inside the CTA’s Brown Line stationRead more

 

Get back on the (No. 11) bus!

By Patrick Butler

Use it or lose the No. 11 Lincoln Avenue route, CTA officials warned at their June board meeting as they granted yet another reprieve at least until Sept. 1 at the transit agency’s latest board meeting.

After that, “we expect to make aRead more

 

Meet the owners of Gideon Welles

By Patrick Butler

Like everything else in the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood area, the bar and restaurant at 4500 N. Lincoln Ave. has seen its share of changes.

Over the years, that corner watering hole just across the street from Welles Park has been the Parkside, then Latitudes,Read more

 

A Lifetime of Learning – The Importance of Dog Training Longevity and Maintenance

By: Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago Boarding and Training Center

Have you ever heard of a person refer to their dog as “trained” or that their dog needs to be “trained?” The notion that dog training is an event which happens only once during the course ofRead more