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

 

The Chopping Block: Two Sommeliers = Double Shot of Wine Education

September is back to school time, but that doesn’t only apply to kids. What is a topic you’d like to learn more about as an adult? If you answered cooking or wine, The Chopping Block can help! With two new sommeliers on staff, we areRead 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

 

Spotlight on Swedish Covent Hospital: Bruce Instantly Recovers From Years of Back Pain With State-of-the-Art Procedure

by David Modica

It began with a collision with a bike messenger in downtown Chicago more than 20 years ago. Two ruptured disks were repaired by a surgeon, and he was soon pain free. But as he aged, Bruce’s repaired disks began to weigh on hisRead more

 

Dogs are People, Too! The Effect of Individual Dog Personalities on Training

By: Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago Boarding and Training Center

Have you ever heard a person referring to their dog as their child or family member? Our country and its culture is notorious for celebrating their pets as human beings, going so far as to walking themRead 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