Working out saved Brian’s life: Literally

By: Megy Karydes/Swedish Covenant Hospital

Brian Smolicek has Galter LifeCenter to thank for saving his life. That’s not a euphemism. It was the quick thinking of the team at Chicago’s only medical fitness center that helped the 52-year-old when he blacked out as he was preparingRead more


Preparing for your summer garden

By Rinda West
RindaWest Landscape Designs

gardentoolNow is a great time to be thinking seriously about this summer’s garden!  Once the weather warms up enough to spend time outside, here are some garden do’s and don’ts:

  • Cut back last year’s perennial flowers and grasses nowRead more

Sprucing up your spring dog sports

By: Brittney Frazier – Dog Trainer, CPDT-KA, APDT

insidedogAs the weather begins to thaw here in Chicago, I’m sure everyone is itching to get outside and start moving! The good news is that your dog is no different. Man’s best friend wants nothing more thanRead more


Five reasons you’re not exercising

By: Swedish Covenant Hospital

Besides diet, exercise is one of the most important things you can do to help protect your heart. Most people know that regular physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce their risk of heartRead more


Waterhouse Tavern & Grill

waterhouse4Waterhouse Tavern and Grill is a great neighborhood restaurant/bar to enjoy an upscale pub grub meal like, Jalapeño bacon mac and cheese or hot ham and cheese served with creamy tomato bisque. Or you can indulge in a delicious seasonal specialty cocktail or craft beerRead more


Positive Impacts Celebrates its 3rd year!

By: Pat Butler, Schulter Foundation guest author

2014PositiveImpacts008If we don’t raise people up, we will lower ourselves,” said Channel 7 personality Janet Davies, setting the tone for an Oct. 23 fundraiser for the Gene and Rosemary Schulter Foundation at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, 3905Read more


Be a Good Samaritan to Pets in Cars

Contributed by A. Tosone

Summer is drawing to an end. A little sad but true. This, however, doesn't mean the hot days are behind us. In fact, we likely still have some rather pleasant, if not toasty, temps coming up which means we need toRead more


October’s Featured Business-Home Grown Cafe

The owners of the Chalkboard restaurant, Gilbert Langlois and Elizabeth Laidlaw have reopened as the Home Grown Café. There are no super big televisions only great food and imagine being able to relax and have a conversation.

Chef Gilbert brings his French country and Southern-Creole influencesRead more


Stromberg Receives Ravenswood ArtWalk Service and Advocate Award

Ravenswood ArtWalk announces the recipient of their 2013 RAW Service & Advocate Award: Richard Stromberg, photographer and founder of the Learning Center. Richard has devoted 40 years to teaching photography to over 25,000 students in the Lakeview and Ravenswood communities. Please join us in congratulatingRead more


Andersonville Farmer’s Market

Don't forgot about the Andersonville Farmer's Market!

The market will be open every Wednesday afternoon and evening on West Berwyn Avenue between North Clark and North Ashland avenues, and will run until Oct. 16