A Word from Hayley, One of Our 2013 Scholarship Secipients

Hayley at Polmna CollegeBeing far away from home has been hard. California is a lot different than Chicago: the weather, the people, and the attitudes. But I have never felt more independent or eager to prove myself. Here at Pomona, though it has only been a few shortRead more

 

The Dirty Business of ‘That Puppy in the Window’

By A. Tosone, Found Chicago

Puppy mills: the main reason to not purchase a puppy from a pet store*. While the cute, fluffy puppy who stumbles and bumbles his way to you at the pet store and who exudes that ever-so-sought-after puppy breath is, unequivocally,Read more

 

10 Household Items that are Dangerous to Pets

By Laura Drucker, TAILS Magazine

If you’ve ever turned your back for a second only to turn around and see your dog devouring a pack of gum or your cat on the counter licking the spout of the Windex bottle, you know pets have aRead more

 

The Importance of Local Coffee Houses

By Foundation guest author, Mark Schipper

Step off the blustery street and into a coffee house.

These are the warm, comfortable refuges serving steaming drinks and, more often than not, delicious food from the size of basic tapas up to full panini sandwiches and completeRead more

 

January Business of the Month-Fine Wine Brokers

Fine Wine Brokers on Lincoln Ave.Fine Wine Brokers has been part of the wine scene in Lincoln Square for almost 20 years. The store opened November 1994 in a single, small store front on Lincoln Avenue and over the years has grown to encompass three store fronts. Fine Wine BrokersRead more

 

Shared Cost Sidewalk Program

The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program is an extremely popular program in which residents share the cost of sidewalk repair with the City. The program has been a successful service for many years, offering an outstanding value to property owners. All property owners pay the same square-foot costRead more

 

Yellow Ribbons

By Found Chicago / A. Tosone

Have you ever seen a yellow ribbon tied to a dog’s collar or leash? If you did (or do in the future), would you know that it has a purpose? Would you know what it means? Yellow ribbons onRead more

 

How to Exercise Your Pet When it’s Cold Out

By TAILS Magazine/Lara Jackson

During these chilly, dark winter months, it’s hard enough for us humans to get out of bed and get through the day sometimes, but imagine how our furry friends feel. Sometimes it seems as though our dogs and cats go intoRead more

 

The Importance of Shopping Local

Written by Foundation guest author Mark Schipper

The month of December traditionally is the Holiday Season, whatever might be your personal beliefs and proclivities. Friends and families migrate across the country to see one another, while great feasts roll out and gifts selected with careRead more

 

December’s Featured Business–Lucila’s Homemade

Alfajores from Lucila'sLucila Giagrande, an Argentine native and longtime Northcenter resident, is the founder and operator of Lucila’s Homemade LLC, a wholesale pastry business with its production facility located in our community. Lucila’s Homemade specializes in the handcrafting of Alfajores (increasingly known as Alfies™), traditional confections ofRead more