Friday, April 30, 2010

Searching for Robert Kenaga

Chicago police today issued a missing person's alert for a North Side man they believe may be endangered.

Robert Kenaga, who was despondent and may not have been taking his medication was confused and disoriented, police said.

Read more here: http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/04/police-issue-alert-for-missing-north-side-man.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ChicagoBreakingNews+%28Chicago+Breaking+News%29


"I'll be keeping an eye out for him as I do some storm photography in Rogers Park tonight. His photo is on the link". - Bill Morton

Presenting: Author Mike Kleen

I have invited Author, Mike Kleen to Rogers Park for a meet and greet book signing.

May 21st, 2010
Please arrive promptly by 7pm.

Special guest Mike Kleen, author of numerous books, including "Paranormal Illinois" and "Haunting the Prairie," will be joining us. You can learn more about him and see more of his works at his official site, http://www.michaelkleen.com.

To attend, you must RSVP here


Charmers Cafe 1500 W. Jarvis Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626

Developers angry at the Rogers Park community

Some developers are angry at longtime members of our community for being watchdogs.


Developer tells residents to "BUTT OUT":
http://yochicago.com/talks-continue-on-rogers-park-proposal/14909/comment-page-1/#comment-52786

Cafe Society meetups at Charmers Cafe

Charmers CafeCafe Society meets at Charmers Cafe


Enjoy great coffee and conversation at Charmers Cafe in Rogers Park.

You must RSVP online for Cafe Society events, so please invite your friends to join our group and attend.

- Bill Morton





Charmers Cafe 1500 W. Jarvis Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626

Rich Aronson and Scott Sinar's proposal


"I feel that it is in the best interest of the Rogers Park community, which I am a part of, for Rich Aronson and Scott Sinar to choose another location for this building. Preferably somewhere that is already an empty lot or dangerous abandoned hole in the ground. Preferably somewhere that is very far away because I wouldn't want to see it while I’m working at various locations throughout Chicago".

- Bill Morton


Follow the discussion and weigh in here: http://yochicago.com/talks-continue-on-rogers-park-proposal/14909/comment-page-1/#comment-52865

7315 N. Sheridan Road



The Rogers Park Pines - 7315 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626

Act One Cafe opening date




"The 100-seat restaurant officially opens its doors on May 21 and will have what it calls a menu of “comfort foods” (that feature sustainable ingredients) created by Executive Chef Jimmy Madia, one of the more talented culinary experts in Chicago".

Read more: PlanetEye Traveler - Chicago’s Rogers Park Gets a New Restaurant






More on the Rich Aronson Proposal

It is always in the best interest of a neighborhood for the residents to be actively involved in any new development in the neighborhood. For the to act as watchdogs for fraud and corruption. For them to make sure that an eyesore which will ultimately drive property values down, instead of up does not get built. It is in the best interest of the people living in a neighborhood to *never* listen to a blow hard telling them to “butt out”. Someone telling me to “butt out” is only going to make me curious about what they don’t want me to see, and therefore more likely to look more closely. Oversight is not merely a good idea, it is critical to the health and well being of the area.


Follow the discussion and weigh in here: http://yochicago.com/talks-continue-on-rogers-park-proposal/14909/comment-page-1/#comment-52855




File under: Richard Aronson and Alderman Joe Moore

Video Game Night in The Parlor Tonight


Every Friday night Quest Network Services hosts Video Game Night in The Parlor.

Read The Parlor blog for more details: http://questparlor.blogspot.com.



Quest Network Services 7301 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626

Chess Club at Willye B. White Recreation Center


Chess Club at Willye B. White Park Recreation Center


Fridays from April 2nd - June 4th, 2010

6:30pm - 8:30pm / Ages 21 and Over





Willye B. White Park Recreation Center 1610 W. Howard Street Chicago, IL. 60626

Adult Walking Club


Adult Walking Club at Willye B. White Park


Fridays from March 29th - June 6th, 2010

10:00 - 11:00am / Ages 18 & Over / $5





Willye B. White Park 1610 W. Howard Street Chicago, IL. 60626

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Another Rogers Park book signing

Author, Mike Kleen with be visiting Rogers Park for a meet and greet book signing.

More details right here, on RP1000 tomorrow.

Your Rogers Park Clear location





Quest Network Services 7301 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626

Chi Omega added to Loyola University

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Loyola adds new sorority to campus.

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Meditation in Everyday Life



Meditation in Everyday Life
with Marita McLaughlin


Thu April 29th: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM



Price: $75 Member ($85 Non Member) ($25 Student)
In Room: Meditation Hall


Meditation in Everyday Life presents peaceful abiding meditation, basic goodness, and ways that meditation practice can improve the quality of our daily life. By deepening our experience and understanding of ourselves through the practice of meditation, we more fully become who we already are.

This is the first course in our new core program, The Way of Shambhala, which provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation. This series is designed to be applied to the complexity of our daily lives, and to develop courage and sanity in these troubled times of uncertainty. The Way of Shambhala series offers a structured path of meditation and an introduction to all that Shambhala offers. It also offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society by emphasizing the ways in which meditation can impact our daily lives, and from there how the sanity of meditation can expand to impact our whole society.





Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago 7331 N, Sheridan Road, Chicago IL. 60626

Senior Citizens Club at Willye B. White Recreation Center


Senior Citizens Club at Willye B. White Park Recreation Center


Thursdays from April 1st - June 3rd, 2010

12:00pm - 2:00pm / Ages 55 and Over





Willye B. White Park Recreation Center 1610 W. Howard Street Chicago, IL. 60626

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Happening Right Now







Happening Right Now

Movie Night in The Parlor


Join us for the scifi adventure of Stargate SG1 at 8pm tonight.



Quest Network Services 7301 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626

the urban politician

The following is our continuing conversation with a large group of developers.


the urban politician, where have you been politicking lately?

Do you even live in Rogers Park? It does make a difference, especially when you so strongly tell longtime Rogers Park residents to “BUTT OUT” of a major issue in our neighborhood.


Follow along or comment here: http://yochicago.com/talks-continue-on-rogers-park-proposal/14909/comment-page-1/#comment-52798

Willye B. White Park Advisory Council photo gallery




Check out the Willye B. White Park Advisory Council photo gallery.

You may find someone you know!




Willye B. White Park and Recreation Center 1610 W. Howard Street Chicago, IL. 60626

Does anyone know what this was all about?







Rich Aronson shuttered?



The following is a comment on RP1000 by Mike Luckenbach:


"In addition to the architecturally unsuitable aspect of this proposed building for Howard Street, the larger concern for the community should be the developer's sorry record in our community. Rich Aronson and his various Real Estate entities have, since getting 'plugged in', twelve or so years ago, with the Alderman and various Rogers Park organizations (Rogers Park Builders Group, DevCorp North/RP Business Alliance, the Alderman's 'Zoning/Land Use Advisory Council', the RPCC, etc.) left a legacy of cookie cutter, cinder block, brick veneered condo/mixed use properties. IMO, these buildings will become to Rogers Park what the 1960's 4+1's are to Lincoln Park and other Northside communities: totally designed and built with the developer's bottom line as the only motivation and driving force, irrespective of community concerns. Today, in Rogers Park many of those 'Aronson' properties are partially occupied and/or converted into rental buildings and in today's RE market, who knows what the future holds. Also, it is my understanding that Mr. Aronson has recently faced and/or undergone foreclosure issues. The last time I looked, his Camelot office on Morse Avenue was shuttered.


We are now being told and getting vague assurance (from both the Alderman and Mr. Aronson) that this proposed building on Howard Street will have a 'theatre' and/or resturant and various commercial/retail spaces inaddition to rental and/or condo housing units. Again, in view of today's Real Estate market, what exactly does this mean and what specific 'businesses' and home-seekers are interested in this kind of space on Howard Street, East of the El?


What this community does NOT need is another vacant/failed development project and more vacant residential and retail space staring us in the face OR anymore subsidized property, OF ANY KIND, added to the already over saturated and concentrated subsidized property situation we now have in the neighborhood".


- Mike Luckenbach

Celebrating 35 years of living, working in, and service to the North of Howard neighborhood and it's residents.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

370 Rogers Park videos


Rogers Park in 1,000 Words now has 370 original Rogers Park videos online.

Keep checking in for daily original content from RP1000.



By the numbers:

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The Rogers Park Water Tower


For the Love of Rogers Park


For the Love of Rogers Park

Joe Moore is losing face on this one

File under: Alderman Joe Moore



YoChicago has an excellent example of everything that is wrong with the realtionship between the public and architecture in Chicago...
Read more at: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=4813271&postcount=9882


They both suck. The first one looks cheap and clunky. The second looks like a pile of (carefully-arranged) cinder blocks. Neither of them fit the neighborhood at all.
Read more at: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=4813559&postcount=9884


The second one's lousy too, but if it were done in limestone and not cinderblock it would at least be decent. FitzGerald Associates isn't a bad firm, I think the client is the problem.
Read more at: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=4814603&postcount=9888


I really don't like Joe Moore, I think he is holding Rogers Park back...
Read more at: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=4814641&postcount=9889


And I agree, Joe Moore is useless.
Read more at: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=4814663&postcount=9890


It's also interesting to note that this proposal was done two years ago.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=4814831&postcount=9892

The conversation continues on

Why do I fight for these old buildings? Because they are worth fighting for. They are beautiful, historic, significant and part of our Rogers Park culture. Most importantly, they were built to last. Better materials, superior craftsmanship... these are works of Art.

The Adelphi Theater
The Granada Theater
The Howard Theater
The Norshore Theater
The Nortown Theater
The Uptown Theater
The Wisdom Bridge Theatre

... and many more.

The following is my continuing conversation with a large group of developers.


If you were at the community meeting, you would have heard Rich Aronson state that he would not build without the rezoning because it does not make financial sense. This is his default position.

The building that currently stands on the property is far more attractive than Rich Aronson’s proposal and fits well with the Broadmoor building across the street.



Follow along or comment here: http://yochicago.com/talks-continue-on-rogers-park-proposal/14909/comment-page-1/#comment-52755

New Items at Flatts and Sharpe Music



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DIDGERIDOO - Toca Didgeridoos are in stock now. They are extremely durable, lightweight and have great tonal qualities. The large horn produces optimal bass. It is 56" for those of you interested in length. Comes with a nifty cloth carrying case.



Flatts and Sharpe Music Company
6749 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL, 60626

(773) 465-5233

Bright Lights Dim Beauty of Chicago: "We Broadcast From the Broadmoor"

During research of the Broadmoor Building, I found this relevant site.

Bright Lights Dim Beauty of Chicago: "We Broadcast From the Broadmoor"

More talk about Rich Aronson and Alderman Joe Moore

Sure, Eric. But, we know of Rich Aronson from previous proposals that if he does not get his zoning change, he will abandon the project and move elsewhere. Which, contrary to Alderman Joe Moore’s email blast, is what many in Rogers Park asked for.

If the developer has the right by ownership to build, what more is there to say? But, if the developer is publicly requesting the approval of the community, he is accepting the possibility of denial. It is a free country, after all.

Read more at: Talks continue on Rogers Park proposal by Joseph Askins

A nice day in a complicated neighborhood


Rogers Park - Winter 2010

Loyola University wins national video challenge

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Loyola wins Arbor Day video challenge.

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The Mayne Stage


The Mayne Stage 1328 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, IL 60626





Relevant link: New Marquee Brightens Morse Avenue - The 'Broken Heart' of Rogers Park

Another power outage in Rogers Park

A power outage in the Rogers Park neighborhood left thousands in the dark, and nearly jeopardized the ventilators that were keeping some nursing home residents alive.

The power outage began around 8:15 p.m. and was restored by 9:30 p.m., according to ComEd spokesman Peter Pedraza. The outages affected approximately 3,300 people and occurred between Sheridan Road on the east, Clark Street on the west, Jonquil Terrace on the north, and Albion Avenue on the south, Pedraza said.

Read more at: Power goes out in Rogers Park - WBBM 780

Happening today

Rogers Park Garden Group
April meeting

Tuesday, April 27, 7 pm

Plant forum begins at 6:30pm - bring a plant, get a free raffle ticket


Rogers Park Presbyterian Church, Greenleaf & Greenview, 2nd floor

Monday, April 26, 2010

Another shoe box proposal

Developers: Richard Aronson and Scott Sinar

Email blast from Alderman Joe Moore: Yes

Developer history of campaign contributions to Alderman Joe Moore: Yes


RP1000 suggests that you attend this meeting to oppose the demolition of the Historic Wisdom Bridge Theatre.

As with 49th Ward developer meetings, Alderman Joe Moore has previously received campaign contributions and will be in support of the project.

Developers stick together, so many former campaign contributors to Mr. Moore will be seeded in the meeting to show support. Although the deck is loaded, outstanding community opposition may sink this project.


Please attend the meeting at:

Willye B. White Recreation Center
1610 W. Howard Street
Chicago, IL. 60626

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 7pm.

Loyola ranked by U.S. News

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Loyola graduate programs ranked high by U.S. News.

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Rogers Bark - We’re having a Clearance Sale!


Rogers Bark Pet Salon
1447 W. Jarvis Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60626


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The Rogers Park Pines



The Rogers Park Pines - 7315 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Anthropology project

Hi im in a anthropology class and was doing some fieldwork but couldnt find some of the info I needed. I would like some help with finding some info about a couple businesses in the rogers park community. Pressure (Clark and Rosemont), Armadillo's Pillow (6753 N. Sheridan), and Metropolis Coffee Company (1039 W. Granville). Whatever pertinent information you have available would be of great help. Thank you very much for being open to helping people of the community.

I will be sending him what I know about these local businesses. Anyone else have anything to share with our Anthropology friend? - Bill Morton

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Rogers Park Water Tower

Volunteers needed for Annual House Walk

The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society will host its Annual House Walk on Sunday, May 2, 2010 from 12 Noon to 5:00 p.m. This year’s tour will highlight Indian Boundary Park and nearby homes, including the notable Park Castles and Park Gables apartment buildings and their spectacular Art Deco swimming pools.

A new RPWRHS exhibit in the park’s cultural center, A Park is Your Front Yard: Indian Boundary Park and the Gubbins, McDonnell & Blietz Co-ops, 1915-1929 will also be open to tour participants.

Volunteers are needed for half or full shifts on the day of the tour. A half-day shift is from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. A full day shift is from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Volunteers will serve as greeters or docents at tour sites and will have a brief training session prior to the tour.

Those interested in volunteering should contact mbrewer@rcn.com to sign up. For more information about the Tour and Exhibit, visit http://www.rpwrhs.org/.

Please forward this to the members of your committees who may not be included on this message, and thank you for supporting our Annual Tour.

Maribeth Brewer
Indian Boundary Park Advisory Council

Willye B. White Park Advisory Council Fundraising

Willye B. White Park Advisory Council Fundraising


Youth between ages 13-15 are participating in 'Inner City Hoops' basketball tournaments every Friday at the Willye B. White Park Community Center. The first event was Friday, March 12th and will be held every Friday, with the last event being April 23rd. The event begins at 5:00 pm and lasts until approximately 7:30 pm.


Throughout the duration of the 'Inner City Hoops' tournament, the Park Advisory Council will be operating a concession stand, selling hot dogs, chips, cookies, bottled water to raise funds. All proceeds will go to help fund after school programs and summer camp for underprivileged children. Stop in, catch a tournament, and enjoy a hot dog or just donate to the kids fund.


Through it's fund raising efforts the Council offered 80% discount stocking stuffers for the Winter Holiday so kids could attend park activities while on break. The 80% discount was carried into the winter Park District program session and will continue with the spring program session. Program sessions are 10 weeks and the Spring 2010 session runs from March 29th thru June 6th.


Willye B. White Park and Recreation Center 1610 W. Howard Street Chicago, IL. 60626

773 262-5051


For additional information visit
www.willyebwhitepark.org

Rogers Park Coffee Party Utilizes RP1000 videos




Rogers Park Coffee Party - Coffee Party founder, Annabel Park, meets with Rogers Park Coffee Party

Chess Club at Willye B. White Recreation Center


Chess Club at Willye B. White Park Recreation Center


Fridays from April 2nd - June 4th, 2010

6:30pm - 8:30pm / Ages 21 and Over





Willye B. White Park Recreation Center 1610 W. Howard Street Chicago, IL. 60626

Adult Walking Club


Adult Walking Club at Willye B. White Park


Fridays from March 29th - June 6th, 2010

10:00 - 11:00am / Ages 18 & Over / $5





Willye B. White Park 1610 W. Howard Street Chicago, IL. 60626

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Spending some time with Annabel

Annabel Park



Currently 337 original videos of Rogers Park with 24,111 views.


With my appreciation

I just would like to take a moment to thank everyone who has linked to Rogers Park in 1,000 Words. Your interest and appreciation for Rogers Park makes a difference.

287,431 Visitors since June 22, 2007, and add one for your visit right now!

I think we are making some progress here.

My goal is to double this amount by mid-Summer.

Spread the word.


- Bill Morton

Rogers Park man shot with taser




Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Man shot with Taser in scuffle with police.


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Shooting around town















A Park Is Your Front Yard


(click to enlarge)

Cafe Society June meetup at Charmers Cafe

Charmers Cafe

Cafe Society June meetup at Charmers Cafe

Saturday, June 5th 6-8pm


Enjoy great coffee and conversation at Charmers Cafe in Rogers Park.

It is $4 to RSVP online for this event, so please invite your friends to join our group and attend.

- Bill Morton





Charmers Cafe 1500 W. Jarvis Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626

Senior Citizens Club at Willye B. White Recreation Center


Senior Citizens Club at Willye B. White Park Recreation Center


Thursdays from April 1st - June 3rd, 2010

12:00pm - 2:00pm / Ages 55 and Over





Willye B. White Park Recreation Center 1610 W. Howard Street Chicago, IL. 60626

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Meditation in Everyday Life



Meditation in Everyday Life
with Marita McLaughlin

Thu April 22nd: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Price: $75 Member ($85 Non Member) ($25 Student)
In Room: Meditation Hall


Meditation in Everyday Life presents peaceful abiding meditation, basic goodness, and ways that meditation practice can improve the quality of our daily life. By deepening our experience and understanding of ourselves through the practice of meditation, we more fully become who we already are.

This is the first course in our new core program, The Way of Shambhala, which provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation. This series is designed to be applied to the complexity of our daily lives, and to develop courage and sanity in these troubled times of uncertainty. The Way of Shambhala series offers a structured path of meditation and an introduction to all that Shambhala offers. It also offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society by emphasizing the ways in which meditation can impact our daily lives, and from there how the sanity of meditation can expand to impact our whole society.





Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago 7331 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago IL. 60626

Willye B. White Park Advisory Council photo gallery




Check out the Willye B. White Park Advisory Council photo gallery.

You may find someone you know!




Willye B. White Park and Recreation Center 1610 W. Howard Street Chicago, IL. 60626

Charmers Cafe

Charmers Cafe


Charmers Cafe 1500 W. Jarvis Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Citizens for the Adelphi Theater on Google Buzz

Top of the Farcroft

On top of the Farcroft - Rogers Park, Before the residents were asked to leave, one of them allowed me access to the Farcroft Building. (2009)



Rock N Roll at Quest Network Services





Quest Network Services 7301 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626

Rock N Roll



I love my dog Rock N Roll! - (June 12, 2008)





1205 W. Sherwin Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626 Apartment 406

The Silhouettes

Read about them at Loyola Student Dispatch - Silhouettes have Spring Fever.

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Cafe Society July meetup

Charmers Cafe

Cafe Society July meetup at Charmers Cafe

Saturday, July 31st 6-8pm


Enjoy great coffee and conversation at Charmers Cafe in Rogers Park.

It is $5 to RSVP online for this event, so please invite your friends to join our group and attend.

- Bill Morton

Monday, April 19, 2010

Our back yard









Photos of Sherwin on the Lake by Bill's Digital Photos.

New RP1000 video uploads every day

Rogers Park videos



Currently 331 original videos of Rogers Park with 23,924 views.


Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE





LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY HOSTS ANNUAL HOUSE WALK

ON MAY 2nd in INDIAN BOUNDARY PARK AREA

Chicago – March 15, 2010 - The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society will host its Annual House Walk on Sunday, May 2, 2010 from 12 Noon to 5:00 p.m.

This year’s tour will highlight homes surrounding Indian Boundary Park, including the notable Park Castles and Park Gables apartment buildings.

Registration for the house walk is available at www.rpwrhs.org or by calling (773) 764-4078. Admission is $25 for society members and $30 for non-members.

A discounted rate of $20 for members and $25 for non-members will be offered through April 25. Day-of registration will be available at the Indian Boundary Park Cultural Center, 2500 West Lunt Ave. beginning at 12 Noon. The last tour will start at 3:30 p.m.

Several units of the Park Castles and Park Gables will be open for the tour as well as the buildings’ spectacular Art Deco swimming pools. The structures grace the eastern and northern boundary of the park – a magnificent group of Gothic and Tudor Revival style structures built in the late 1920s by developers Gubbins, O’Donnell & Blietz.

Indian Boundary Park was opened in 1922 as the centerpiece of the Ridge Avenue Park District. The 13-acre park was designed as a pastoral landscape with picturesque gardens, a lagoon with a small island, rolling lawns, and meandering paths. Its field house, now the Indian Boundary Park Cultural Center, was designed by prominent architect Clarence Hatzfeld, and is noted for its unusual combination of Tudor Revival design and Native American images and sculptures.

Several other homes near the park owned by notable 1920s personalities will be included in the tour. The Indian Boundary area is a hidden gem on the north side, with an abundance of historically and architecturally significant buildings and landscapes.

A new exhibit in the park’s cultural center, A Park is Your Front Yard: Indian Boundary Park and the Gubbins, McDonnell & Blietz Co-ops, 1915-1929 will be open to tour participants on May 2.

The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society was formed in 1975 to preserve the history of Rogers Park and West Ridge as a vital part of the City of Chicago, and to provide interactive education about these communities to the public.


Let's have some fun today!



Taking the show - Clark Street dancer takes the show at the Clark Street Festival in Rogers Park. (July 26, 2009)

Rogers Bark - Learn more about your dog food


Rogers Bark Pet Salon
1447 W. Jarvis Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60626


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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Enjoying Rogers Park

Movie Director Laura Lee appreciates a Rogers Park bonfire on the beach.

A diversity of readers

Rogers Park in 1,000 Words is relied upon by many readers when deciding which activities to attend and which businesses and community organizations to support. Some visit for the photography and video footage, while others have stated that they chose to reside in Rogers Park after researching our community on RP1000.

- Bill Morton

New CTA Red Line Cars

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Red Line reveals new cars.


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Lion Combo: Level III

Lion Combo: Level III and Joy in Everyday Life


Thu March 18th: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Price: $180 Member ($215 Non Member)
In Room: Meditation Hall


Combined registration for both Shambhala Training Level III, and Joy in Everyday Life.

Prerequisites: Shambhala Training Level 2




Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago 7331 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago IL. 60626

Saturday, April 17, 2010

This House book signing

Amelia Cotter at her book signing: Charmer's Cafe, April 16th 2010


The book signing went really well! It was small and very adorable, and I got to meet some very nice new people. I am hoping to have another signing next month, after some reviews about the book come out. - Author Amelia Cotter (Read more here)










Charmers Cafe 1500 W. Jarvis Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626

Invasion of the beach bugs


Sherwin Beach - Rogers Park

Beach bonfire






It is finally time for the beach bonfires! Enjoy Rogers Park!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sherwin Beach











Book signing tonight at Charmers Cafe


Book Signing: Charmer's Cafe, April 16 at 7:00pm
(Reposted from This House: The True Story of a Girl and a Ghost)



I will be at Charmer's Cafe next Friday for a short book talk and signing. I will bring copies of the book to sell for $10 each, a slight but worthwhile discount!

Please come out and see the original documents, photos, and even the Mason jar featured in the book. The Charmer's Cafe at 1500 W. Jarvis is right off the Jarvis Red Line stop at the corner of Jarvis and Greenview. This will take place during the Chicago Ghost Hunters Group meeting, which runs from 7-9pm, so feel free to stop by for either one or both.

The book is being delivered to the Red Lion Public Library in Red Lion, Pennsylvania this week, so if you live around there, literally check it out!

- Amelia Cotter, Author
This House: The True Story of a Girl and a Ghost






Charmers Cafe 1500 W. Jarvis Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626

Willye B. White Park Advisory Council Fundraising

Willye B. White Park Advisory Council Fundraising


Youth between ages 13-15 are participating in 'Inner City Hoops' basketball tournaments every Friday at the Willye B. White Park Community Center. The first event was Friday, March 12th and will be held every Friday, with the last event being April 23rd. The event begins at 5:00 pm and lasts until approximately 7:30 pm.


Throughout the duration of the 'Inner City Hoops' tournament, the Park Advisory Council will be operating a concession stand, selling hot dogs, chips, cookies, bottled water to raise funds. All proceeds will go to help fund after school programs and summer camp for underprivileged children. Stop in, catch a tournament, and enjoy a hot dog or just donate to the kids fund.


Through it's fund raising efforts the Council offered 80% discount stocking stuffers for the Winter Holiday so kids could attend park activities while on break. The 80% discount was carried into the winter Park District program session and will continue with the spring program session. Program sessions are 10 weeks and the Spring 2010 session runs from March 29th thru June 6th.


Willye B. White Park and Recreation Center 1610 W. Howard Street Chicago, IL. 60626

773 262-5051


For additional information visit
www.willyebwhitepark.org

Face of The Parlor

Face of The Parlor
Quest Network Services 7301 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626

Chess Club at Willye B. White Recreation Center


Chess Club at Willye B. White Park Recreation Center


Fridays from April 2nd - June 4th, 2010

6:30pm - 8:30pm / Ages 21 and Over





Willye B. White Park Recreation Center 1610 W. Howard Street Chicago, IL. 60626

Adult Walking Club


Adult Walking Club at Willye B. White Park


Fridays from March 29th - June 6th, 2010

10:00 - 11:00am / Ages 18 & Over / $5





Willye B. White Park 1610 W. Howard Street Chicago, IL. 60626

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Volunteers needed for Annual House Walk

The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society will host its Annual House Walk on Sunday, May 2, 2010 from 12 Noon to 5:00 p.m. This year’s tour will highlight Indian Boundary Park and nearby homes, including the notable Park Castles and Park Gables apartment buildings and their spectacular Art Deco swimming pools.

A new RPWRHS exhibit in the park’s cultural center, A Park is Your Front Yard: Indian Boundary Park and the Gubbins, McDonnell & Blietz Co-ops, 1915-1929 will also be open to tour participants.

Volunteers are needed for half or full shifts on the day of the tour. A half-day shift is from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. A full day shift is from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Volunteers will serve as greeters or docents at tour sites and will have a brief training session prior to the tour.

Those interested in volunteering should contact mbrewer@rcn.com to sign up. For more information about the Tour and Exhibit, visit http://www.rpwrhs.org/.

Please forward this to the members of your committees who may not be included on this message, and thank you for supporting our Annual Tour.

Maribeth Brewer
Indian Boundary Park Advisory Council

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May 2nd House Walk

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE





LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY HOSTS ANNUAL HOUSE WALK

ON MAY 2nd in INDIAN BOUNDARY PARK AREA

Chicago – March 15, 2010 - The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society will host its Annual House Walk on Sunday, May 2, 2010 from 12 Noon to 5:00 p.m.

This year’s tour will highlight homes surrounding Indian Boundary Park, including the notable Park Castles and Park Gables apartment buildings.

Registration for the house walk is available at www.rpwrhs.org or by calling (773) 764-4078. Admission is $25 for society members and $30 for non-members.

A discounted rate of $20 for members and $25 for non-members will be offered through April 25. Day-of registration will be available at the Indian Boundary Park Cultural Center, 2500 West Lunt Ave. beginning at 12 Noon. The last tour will start at 3:30 p.m.

Several units of the Park Castles and Park Gables will be open for the tour as well as the buildings’ spectacular Art Deco swimming pools. The structures grace the eastern and northern boundary of the park – a magnificent group of Gothic and Tudor Revival style structures built in the late 1920s by developers Gubbins, O’Donnell & Blietz.

Indian Boundary Park was opened in 1922 as the centerpiece of the Ridge Avenue Park District. The 13-acre park was designed as a pastoral landscape with picturesque gardens, a lagoon with a small island, rolling lawns, and meandering paths. Its field house, now the Indian Boundary Park Cultural Center, was designed by prominent architect Clarence Hatzfeld, and is noted for its unusual combination of Tudor Revival design and Native American images and sculptures.

Several other homes near the park owned by notable 1920s personalities will be included in the tour. The Indian Boundary area is a hidden gem on the north side, with an abundance of historically and architecturally significant buildings and landscapes.

A new exhibit in the park’s cultural center, A Park is Your Front Yard: Indian Boundary Park and the Gubbins, McDonnell & Blietz Co-ops, 1915-1929 will be open to tour participants on May 2.

The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society was formed in 1975 to preserve the history of Rogers Park and West Ridge as a vital part of the City of Chicago, and to provide interactive education about these communities to the public.