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  • Urban Orchard opens on Clark Street

    Yesterday morning I stopped by Andersonville’s Urban Orchard for their official opening. While the approachable and enthusiastic staff were busy stocking and merchandising the sales floor, the store has come together nicely. The former Urbanest space at 5212 N. Clark St. is expansive and decidedly minimalist, which serves to house the Urban Orchard model ideally. […]

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  • Bad bike racks, bad bike parking?

    A local source recently directed us to DING DING Let’s Ride, which includes an incredible wealth of information on local cycling. The site even includes its very own Bike Parking Hall of Shame. That being said,

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  • Chartwells-Thomspon donates $30,000 for local students

    Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality, the major school meals provider for Chicago Public Schools (CPS), has donated 2,700 school supplies kits, valued at more than $30,000, to Chicago children. This year’s donation marks the 11th year that Chartwells-Thompson has supported CPS’ back-to-school efforts. Bob Bloomer, Regional Vice President for Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality, joined State Senator Heather Steans, State Representative […]

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  • Volunteer at Senn High School!

    As the new school year ramps up, Senn High School is in search of tutoring and mentoring volunteers. Tutoring runs from 3-4 PM Monday through Thursday in Senn’s library. Volunteers will be matched up with several students, and would commit to one hour per week. Mentoring also runs Monday through Friday, with mentors being partnered […]

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  • Mozart and Merlot at Unity Lutheran Church

    Tomorrow evening, Unity Lutheran Church (1212 W Berwyn) is hosting a voice and trumpet recital featuring the sounds of Mozart as well as Bach, Strauss, Handel and other legendary composers. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be served both before and after the recital. If you enjoy the sounds of the Classical era, then this […]

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  • “ChainLinks” gears up at Loyola

      ChainLinks, a bike repair and rental business targeted at Loyola students opened this past Sunday. The initiative is another endeavor of Loyola Limited, which encompasses a varied group of businesses managed and run by students.

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  • Purple Asparagus hosting “Corks and Crayons” benefit on August 28th

    On Sunday August 28th, local non-profit Purple Asparagus will present its 7th annual “Corks and Crayons” benefit. This year’s event will take place at Edgewater’s Uncommon Ground, located at 1401 W Devon. The benefit raises money to educate families on the importance of healthy, sustainable eating. This year’s event will include a raffle as well […]

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  • Metromix picks the top bars and restaurants in Andersonville

    As summer 2011 begins to wind down, Metromix has released its list of Top Chicago Bars and Restaurants by Neighborhood. Each selection was chosen by category, with quite a few of the usual suspects included. Several of the categories are unique, however, including the best “bar for a drink with your dog” and best “burgers […]

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  • Got an Edgewater “L” stop you love to hate?

    It’s that time of year again. Chicago’s tragically hip free daily, RedEye, is asking its readers to vote for the “crustiest” L station. Uptown’s charming Wilson stop captured the infamous title for the last two years in a row, but it remains to be seen if it can hold on to its crown. More provincially, […]

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  • Bananas Foster

    Several weekends ago, a friend and I took a short walk north to Bananas Foster Cafe. Located at 1147 W. Granville, the popular local spot was opened in February 2009 by owner

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