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  • City busts Andersonville CSA

    According to this article on the Chicago Tribune website, the City busted an Anderonville home for hosting a community supported agriculture (CSA) club. CSA’s buy organic produce and share them within the members of the club. A neighbor thought the home was illegally selling produce off the porch and called 311.

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  • Nookie’s update

    A reader writes us: I just noticed on my way to work today that it looks like they’re working on the Nookie’s space on Bryn Mawr again. All the boarded up windows on the Winthrop side looked like they’d been removed and set back in place and I could see lights on inside through the […]

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  • Sophie’s Closet

    A reader informs us that a new consignment store is coming to 6124 N Broadway. The store will be called “Sophie’s Closet” and is slated to open tomorrow, August 6th – they are currently looking for consignments.

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  • Lights out

    It appears that the street lights are out on the 5400 block of North Winthrop, between Catalpa and Balmoral. Help us get this problem resolved by calling 311.

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  • PACK THE CAR: July a huge success!

    PACK THE CAR (a grass roots effort started to offer a more convenient method to donate food and clothing for local community support groups) reports that July 2010 was a very successful month for their organization. PTC participated in Andersonville Green Week as well as Care For Real’s regularly scheduled event which occurs on the […]

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  • Block Club Poll Results

    A whopping 80% of our readers responded to our most recent poll stating that they are not active members of their block clubs. Block clubs, when ran effectively and widely participated in by committed residents, can be an effective tool to make a neighborhood a better place. They bring residents together, building a small community […]

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  • Cookbook Kickoff PartyIce Cream Social at ZanzibarZanzibar, 1036 W. Bryn MawrThursday, August 5th5pm to 7:30pm(At 6pm, there’ll be a brief thank you and welcome)Come by to get your own “Edgewater’s Cooking” cookbook and cool off with some ice cream! Cost to attend is FREEWe’ll be in their private area off to the left.Zanzibar will be […]

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  • Movie filming street closures

    Due to the filming of scenes in the neighborhood for a feature film entitled “The Dilemma” on Thursday, August 5th, there will be no street parking on the following streets from 5PM today until 6AM on Friday, August 6th: Both sides of ARDMORE from Broadway east to 1109 W Ardmore Both sides of ARDMORE between […]

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  • ECC Survey

    A group of graduate students from DePaul University’s School of Public Service is helping the Edgewater Community Council identify the needs of Edgewater residents so that ECC can improve its services to the community. They are asking community members to complete a quick 10-question survey as a first step in understanding the needs of area […]

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  • Shiller not running, Mary Ann Smith "back and forth"

    Neighboring Uptown’s 46th Ward Alderman Helen Shiller has announced that she will not seek re-election next year. According to this article in the Chicago Sun-Times, many Alderman may not run next year in fear of being ousted by a voter base upset with the current status of the city. When asked by the Chicago Sun-Times […]

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  • SunTimes: Andersonville History

    Did you know that Simon’s Tavern is haunted by a ghost, and it’s basement used to be a Speakeasy called the No Name Club? Did you know that Andersonville was once a large cherry orchard? Neither did we – read this article by SunTimes Media’s Search Chicago Homes website which profiles the Andersonville neighborhood’s history. […]

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  • Metal Finders!

    A reader wrote in, asking us to make everyone aware of their services. Ever lose something at the beach? Read on: My fiance and I love metal detecting and would love to help you find your lost keys, jewelry, electronics, or other metal trinkets! -Lost-items: $10 to get out to where you lost the item. […]

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  • Meet your neighbors!

    TheNeighborhoodFirst.org is holding another “Meet Your Neighbors” dinner in August. “Meet-Your-Neighbors Dinners are designed to foster community-building and networking among residents and neighbors. It is hoped that through the discussions and interactions over dinner, relationships will be established that ultimately lead to an improved sense of community.” The next event will be held at St […]

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  • Suspicious package at Broadway Armory

    The Chicago Police Department’s bomb squad blew up a suspicious package last night around midnight that was found in the doorway of the Broadway Armory located at Thorndale & Broadway. Read (or watch) the story here at ABC7 Chicago.

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