Happy Howl-idays – Keeping your furriest family member safe and sound this season

Brittney Frazier, CPDT-KA, Found Training Center

While most of us are decking the halls and planning for feasts and friends this holiday season, we may not be taking our pets into consideration. Holidays tend to be a time for joy and cheer, but can sometimes proveRead more

 

Family Fun Activities for Over the Holiday Vacation

From our Friends at Black Bear Academy

Have a family game night

Chances are many of your family's favorite board and card games reinforce social and academic skills such as attention, inhibition, turn taking, theory of mind, counting, reading, and drawing. Gather the group to play games you usuallyRead more

 

Schulter Foundation Celebrates Six Years

by Peter von Buol

The Gene and Rosemary Schulter Foundation on the evening of October 5 celebrated its sixth anniversary by hosting its annual “Positive Impacts” fundraiser, which was once again held at Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro at 3905 N. Lincoln Avenue.

At theRead more

 

The Chopping Block: You are the Apple of our Pie

Can you believe it’s already time to start planning the Thanksgiving feast? One of the most important courses of the meal (always) is dessert. Pie is traditionally served at the holiday table, but do you know why? No, the colonists did not have pie atRead more

 

Swedish Covenant Hospital Launches Heart Rescue Project to Bring CPR/AED Training to the Community

by Bill Ligas

Swedish Covenant Hospital is launching an ambitious program to help save lives by bringing free CPR/AED training to the community.

“We recognized a critical opportunity to help save lives by empowering our community with tools to respond with confidence in an emergency cardiacRead more

 

Where the Wild Things Aren’t: Understanding and Embracing Dog Domestication

Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago Boarding and Training

“Man’s best friend” wasn’t an easy title to earn. Our dogs truly are everything from our playmates, to our protectors, to our partners, to our sleeping buddies. They help us raise our children, make friends with people we mayRead more

 

Making the Holidays More Enjoyable for Special Needs Children

From our friends at Black Bear Academy

Thanksgiving and the winter holidays are nearly upon us, which can mean travel, time with family, and special meals. For families of children with special needs, these deviations in routine can add stress to an already busy time ofRead more

 

Gift Cards: What You Should Know

From Michael W. Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer

One of the lesser-known roles of the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office involves gift cards.
Some unused gift cards after a certain period of time are considered unclaimed property. As such, the value of these cards is surrendered to theRead more

 

Youngest Commander in Post’s History Helps Revitalize American Legion Post 973

by Peter von Buol

For more than 70 years, American Legion Tattler Post 973 has been a vital neighborhood institution for North Center and Lincoln Square. After years of a slow decline in membership, its current leadership has been able to successfully revitalize the organization byRead more

 

Halloween is approaching which for children, means lots of candy and sweet treats!

From our friends at Black Bear Academy

As we approach this holiday filled with lots of preferred food and snack options, it feels appropriate to address the concerns that parents often share about their children and their eating. As parents, it is our responsibility to payRead more