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  • 5 Questions: Bob Remer, President, Edgewater Historical Society

    The Edgewater Historical Society is a non-profit, privately funded organization dedicated to the preservation of Edgewater’s history and educating the public on that history.  The Society Museum at 5358 N. Ashland is open every Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m..  Edgewater is one of only a few Chicago neighborhoods that has such an […]

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  • 5 Questions: Rich Gorman of “Chalk the Block”

      Pastor Rich Gorman of Community Christian Church-Edgewater moved to Edgewater in December of 2010 with his wife Dori.  A former history professor at Fordham University in New York, Rich and his wife Dori are long–time community developers that were drawn to the needs and opportunities in Edgewater.  Rich and Dori live in Edgewater with […]

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  • New Andersonville Shop Opens: Winifred Grace Boutique

    Jewelry designer Winifred Gundeck is opening a boutique at 5642 N. Clark Street in North Andersonville, which carries her handcrafted jewelry and other home accessories. An Andersonville resident since 2010, Winifred told us she couldn’t imagine opening her first store anywhere other than in her favorite neighborhood.  “Andersonville suits my personal style,” she said, “it’s […]

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  • New Vietnamese Restaurant Opens in Edgewater

    “Little Vietnam,” a new restaurant offering “Authentic Vietnam Cuisine” opened in Edgewater today in the former “Just Turkey” space at 1132 W. Bryn Mawr Ave, just a few steps west of the Bryn Mawr CTA red line stop.  The restaurant celebrated their opening with a dancing dragon, which represents prosperity in Vietnamese culture. We stopped […]

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  • Five Questions: David Melis, Edgewater Soaps

    David Melis grew up in Racine, Wisconsin, but became a true Illinoisian when he graduated with a degree in Library Science from the University of Illinois-Champaign.  An Edgewater resident since 1993, David has worked in Public Libraries around the state, including in Niles, Wilmette and Des Plaines.  He began making soap in 2001 after a […]

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  • 5 Questions: Karen Dreyfuss and Tom Welch, Edgewater Reads

    Tom Welch, the CEO of Welch Consulting, and Karen Dreyfuss, Education Liaison for Alderman Harry Osterman’s 48th ward office, started “Edgewater Reads” in March of 2013 to address the expected gap in services while the Edgewater branch of Chicago Public Libraries was undergoing renovations and to connect our community of readers.  Edgewater’s branch has the […]

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  • 5 Questions: Scott Crestodina, Independent Spirits, Inc.

    Meet Scott Crestodina, owner of Independent Spirits, Inc. For over a decade, Scott has been dreaming of opening a spirits store in Edgewater. That dream came true on July 19th, 2013 when he opened Independent Spirits Inc. at 5947 N. Broadway in Edgewater (and almost completely sold out of product that first weekend).  Scott picked this […]

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  • And the Medals for the Social Media Olympics Go To…

    Controversy surrounds almost every Olympic games, but with the rise of social media, the problems in Sochi have been magnified – issues with the hotels built specifically for the games, discriminatory human rights laws in the host country, the culling of stray dogs that angered animal rights activists, and snafus in the venues; journalists, athletes, […]

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