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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Public Way Impact on Glenwood Avenue between Farwell and Pratt


While I was walking down Farwell at Wayne Avenue this morning, I noticed this Construction Activity  / Public Way Impact Notice.



Construction Activity  Public Way Impact Notice


DATE: May 1st 2013

Details: A construction project for the Chicago Transit Authority is underway in your neighborhood. A new Traction Power Substation will be constructed at 1401 W. Farwell, and the following work has been scheduled.

  • The week includes installation of a steel casing (pipe) under the CTA tracks. The casing will be installed on Glenwood Avenue (from the east side of the CTA tracks) between Farwell and Pratt streets. This work will take place during the hours of  8:00pm to 8:00am. This will generated constant related noise for the duration of the work.
  • N. Glenwood Ave. will continue to be closed from Pratt to Farwell on the east side of the CTA tracks during this work. 

For any questions/concerns, please contact Jeff Wilson (CTA) at (312) 217-0346.



UPDATE:

Here are four videos of what is going on at Glenwood and Farwell



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The Character of Rogers Park


7331 N. Sheridan Road

"This building represents the character of Rogers Park- Bill Morton

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Sheridan and Sherwin

As perfect as something can be in Rogers Park
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Today in Rogers Park - April 29th, 2013


Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton 



Taste Food & Wine - Complimentary Wine Tasting
1506 W. JARVIS AVENUE CHICAGO, IL. 60626
WEBSITE | PHONE: (773) 761-3663

Taste is a wine shop and European-style grocery in the heart of the burgeoning Jarvis Square neighborhood of Rogers Park. Owned and operated by a close-knit group who is deeply rooted in the European tradition, this little shop maintains a friendly and accessible attitude towards wine. Wine should not intimidate, it should be enjoyed. Taste offers good wine at a good price and a knowledgeable staff of good people.

"Taste Food and Wine has one of the most beautiful, romantic atmosphere's I've ever encountered. I can take myself out of Rogers Park and imagine myself in another country, tasting a wine at a vineyard. It has such a unique charm, I can't help but be enamored with the place. The people are very helpful, answering calls and questions non-stop, and assisting you the moment you walk in their door". - Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce on Taste

Complimentary wine tasting are hosted every Monday and Friday of the month at Taste Food & Wine from 5pm - 8pm. Purchase of a bottle of wine is highly recommended to support this great local business.





HEADS UP



Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Fresh Start Monday at the site of the former Adelphi Theater (7070-78 N. Clark Street).

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce was founded in April of 2009 with one goal: to help struggling small businesses, and in fact, all businesses, to become successful. Chamber founder Bill Morton wasn't sure how exactly to do this, but he knew that he would do what it takes to succeed. 

The Chamber struggled it's first two years, but in December of 2011, the Chamber and all of it's members started taking large strides to turn the Chamber into the vision they saw. 

Chamber Founder and President Bill Morton came up with the idea of a neighborhood clean-up in support of the businesses. Eventually, the program that was created was Fresh Start Monday, an event that occurs the first and third Monday of the month from April through to November, weather pending.

The next Fresh Start Monday will be on May 6th, 2013 at the site of the former Adelphi Theater (7070-78 N. Clark Street).  
This is a public event from 6 pm - 7 pm. RSVP calls to (773) 850-0049 and walk-ins are OK. This is a free community event.

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Today in Rogers Park - April 28th, 2013

Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton 





Madonna della Strada Chapel - Sunday Mass
Loyola University Chicago

Madonna della Strada is Loyola University Chicago's main chapel. It is named after the mother church of the Jesuit Province of Chicago (one of the largest Jesuit provinces). The chapel was built on the lakefront with the waters of Lake Michigan directly at its front doorstep. The church was designed and built at a time when it was anticipated that Lake Shore Drive would be extended and pass directly in front, but that project was abandoned.

Renovation of Madonna della Strada began in July 2006 and concluded in August 2007.

Several chapel churches in Latin America were named after the chapel church in Chicago, as a tribute to Loyola University Chicago Jesuit and student missionaries.

The Madonna Della Strada Chapel is the main chapel on the Lake Shore Campus of Loyola University Chicago. The chapel was designed in the Art Deco Style and opened its doors to the Loyola University Chicago Community in 1938.


Sunday Mass 
10:30 a.m

Sunday Mass 
5:00 p.m


Sunday Mass 
9:00 p.m



Christ Covenant Ministries International - Sunday Worship service
7609 W. PAULINA AVENUE CHICAGO, IL. 60626Phone: (312) 608-0343



Pastor Charles Olojo

Sunday service at 10 am - 1 pm










United Church of Rogers Park - 
Sunday Worship service
1545 W. MORSE AVENUE CHICAGO, IL. 60626
WEBSITE | Phone: (773) 761-2500

United Church of Rogers Park, a reconciling United Methodist church in the heart of Rogers Park. All are welcome to the  11 a.m.  Sunday Service.  Please enter the sanctuary using the Ashland Blvd. entrance (handicap accessible). For other programs, please use the Morse Avenue entrance.

United Church is located at the southeast corner of Ashland and Morse Avenues, two blocks west of the Morse Avenue L stop and right at a Devon-Ashland (#155) bus stop. Limited parking is available next to the church on Ashland Avenue for seniors and the disabled.  Additional parking is available in the First Commercial Bank parking lot, two blocks west of the church at the northwest corner of Clark and Morse.


Sunday Worship service at 11 am




HEADS UP



Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Fresh Start Monday at the site of the former Adelphi Theater (7070-78 N. Clark Street).

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce was founded in April of 2009 with one goal: to help struggling small businesses, and in fact, all businesses, to become successful. Chamber founder Bill Morton wasn't sure how exactly to do this, but he knew that he would do what it takes to succeed. 

The Chamber struggled it's first two years, but in December of 2011, the Chamber and all of it's members started taking large strides to turn the Chamber into the vision they saw. 

Chamber Founder and President Bill Morton came up with the idea of a neighborhood clean-up in support of the businesses. Eventually, the program that was created was Fresh Start Monday, an event that occurs the first and third Monday of the month from April through to November, weather pending.

The next Fresh Start Monday will be on May 6th, 2013 at the site of the former Adelphi Theater (7070-78 N. Clark Street).  
This is a public event from 6 pm - 7 pm. RSVP calls to (773) 850-0049 and walk-ins are OK. This is a free community event.

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Howard Area Community Garden on Hermitage and Juneway















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Today in Rogers Park - April 27th, 2013


Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton 



Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society - Clark-Devon Hardware's 
Bernie Walchak speaks at "Meet the Experts" event
1447 W. MORSE AVENUE CHICAGO, IL. 60626

Come to the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society next Saturday, April 27, to meet Bernie Walchak, longtime owner of neighborhood icon Clark-Devon Hardware. Mr. Walchak will be at the RPWRHS office at 1447 W. Morse from noon - 2 p.m. He will be joined by his sister Shirley Walchak Slutzsky and his son Ken Walchak. The Walchaks will reminisce and answer questions about the store, its history, and their experiences in the neighborhood over the years. This will not be a formal presentation but rather an informal conversation. Drop in any time between noon and 2 pm and join the conversation; stay for whatever length of time you wish. The direction of talk will somewhat be determined by the interests of those who drop by. 

Artifacts related to the history of Clark-Devon Hardware and the surrounding area will be on display. Light refreshments will be available. Clark-Devon Hardware was founded in 1924 and has been owned and operated by three successive generations of the Walchak family. The business is a fixture in Rogers Park, with its handsome lighted clock on the corner of the building. Bernie Walchak has lived in the Rogers Park area for all of his 88 years. He has been associated with Clark-Devon Hardware for his whole life and still works there several mornings each week. This get-together with the Walchaks marks the first program in our "Meet the Experts" series. On selected Saturdays, persons knowledgeable about an aspect of neighborhood history will be invited to spend a couple hours at our museum to chat and answer questions about their area of expertise. The series will feature some of the Society's own experts as well as people from the community. 




HEADS UP



Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Fresh Start Monday at the site of the former Adelphi Theater (7070-78 N. Clark Street).

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce was founded in April of 2009 with one goal: to help struggling small businesses, and in fact, all businesses, to become successful. Chamber founder Bill Morton wasn't sure how exactly to do this, but he knew that he would do what it takes to succeed. 

The Chamber struggled it's first two years, but in December of 2011, the Chamber and all of it's members started taking large strides to turn the Chamber into the vision they saw. 

Chamber Founder and President Bill Morton came up with the idea of a neighborhood clean-up in support of the businesses. Eventually, the program that was created was Fresh Start Monday, an event that occurs the first and third Monday of the month from April through to November, weather pending.

The next Fresh Start Monday will be on May 6th, 2013 at the site of the former Adelphi Theater (7070-78 N. Clark Street).  
This is a public event from 6 pm - 7 pm. RSVP calls to (773) 850-0049 and walk-ins are OK. This is a free community event.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Quest Network Services on Google+


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

https://plus.google.com/108080048103960075944/about

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Bed Bugs in Rogers Park


In July of 2011, when two of my Rogers Park friends brought up personal bed bug stories in their buildings,  I decided to elaborate on how wide-spread these pests have become in our community. This is the 2013 follow-up.

In in a previous article I documented a quick search of The Bed Bug Registery that produced reports of over 30 incidents within Rogers Park's borders. Many of these incidences ranged from isolated conditions such as "getting bedbugs from a used couch" to multiple reports, repeated sightings and refusal of landlord to call exterminators.



6830 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-3812 (11 reports)
6633 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-4610 (2 reports)
6400 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-5336 (2 reports)
1243 W Lunt Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3029 (1 report)
1633 W Lunt Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2712 (1 report)
6916 N Lakewood Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3712 (2 reports)
7738 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60626-1102 (1 report)
6945 N Ashland Blvd Chicago, IL 60626-3312 (3 reports)
7301 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-2215 (3 reports)
1616 W Farwell Chicago, IL 60660-4772 (1 report)
1330 W Estes Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5402 (1 report)
1246 W Pratt Blvd Chicago, IL 60626-4330 (6 reports)




Additional cases more recently discovered include:


6901 N Ridge Blvd Chicago, IL 60645-3524 (1 report)
7222 N Damen Ave Chicago, IL 60645-2410 (3 reports)
2050 W Chase Ave Chicago, IL 60645-2408 (1 report)
7450 N Seeley Ave Chicago, IL 60645-2277 (1 report)
7514 N Hoyne Ave Chicago, IL 60645-2108 (4 reports)
7536 N Winchester Ave Chicago, IL 60626-1513 (1 report)
1964 W Fargo Ave Chicago, IL 60626-1527 (1 report)
7355 N Damen Ave Chicago, IL 60645-2311 (1 report)
7319 N Rogers Ave Chicago, IL 60626-1506 (1 report)
7314 N Honore St Chicago, IL 60626-1502 (1 report)
1705 W Jonquil Ter Chicago, IL 60626-1011 (5 reports)
7738 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60626-1102 (1 report)
7645 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-1310 (1 report)
7600 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-1418 (1 report)
1628 W Sherwin Ave Chicago, IL 60626-1915 (1 report)
1608 W Sherwin Ave Chicago, IL 60626-1915 (1 report)
7402 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-2012 (1 report)
1229 W Chase Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2213 (1 report)
1329 W Touhy Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2615 (1 report)
1340 W Touhy Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2616 (1 report)
1335 W Touhy Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2615 (2 reports)
1320 W Estes Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5402 (1 report)
1322 W Estes Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5402 (1 report)
1360 W Touhy Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2616 (3 reports)
1328 W Estes Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5402 (1 report)
1319 W Estes Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5401 (4 reports)
1363 W Estes Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5401 (3 reports)
1365 W Estes Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5401 (5 reports)
1369 W Estes Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5401 (4 reports)
1371 W Estes Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5401 (1 report)
7402 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-2012 (1 report)
7024 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-3028 (1 report)
7016 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-3028 (3 reports)
1243 W Lunt Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3029 (1 report)
1345 W Lunt Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3031 (1 report)
6972 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-3526 (7 reports)
6954 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-3526 (5 reports)
1521 W Sherwin Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2127 (1 report)
7455 N Greenview Ave Chicago, IL 60626-1714 (1 report)
1340 W Morse Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3522 (1 report)
1525 W Estes Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2617 (1 report)
7638 N Eastlake Ter Chicago, IL 60626-1422 (2 reports)
1435 W Lunt Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2810 (1 report)
1437 W Lunt Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2810 (1 report)
6972 N Greenview Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3414 (1 report)
6923 N Greenview Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3407 (1 report)
1515 W Morse Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3306 (5 reports)
1534 W Morse Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3307 (1 report)
6945 N Ashland Blvd Chicago, IL 60626-3312 (6 reports)
7010 N Ashland Blvd Chicago, IL 60626-2717 (3 reports)
6956 N Ashland Blvd Chicago, IL 60626-3311 (1 report)
6916 N Lakewood Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3712 (5 reports)
6818 N Wayne Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3718 (1 report)
1606 W Morse Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3309 (1 report)
1608 W Morse Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3309 (1 report)
1626 W Lunt Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2713 (2 reports)
1624 W Morse Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3309 (1 report)
1633 W Lunt Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2712 (1 report)
1642 W Lunt Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2713 (1 report)
6814 N Lakewood Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3716 (1 report)
1263 W Pratt Blvd Chicago, IL 60626-4329 (3 reports)
1246 W Pratt Blvd Chicago, IL 60626-4330 (17 reports)
6726 N Glenwood Ave Chicago, IL 60626-4206 (1 report)
6830 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-3812 (24 reports)
6910 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-3808 (6 reports)
6758 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-4405 (5 reports)
6815 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-3811 (4 reports)
6825 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-3811 (3 reports)
6919 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-3801 (1 report)
6807 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-3811 (2 reports)
1239 W North Shore Ave Chicago, IL 60626-4715 (2 reports)



1302 W Albion Ave Chicago, IL 60626-4702 (1 report)
1145 W Morse Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3501 (1 report)
6633 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-4610 (2 reports)
6610 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-4663 (3 reports)
6611 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-4610 (2 reports)
1331 W Loyola Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5103 (5 reports)
6530 N Lakewood Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5108 (2 reports)
6510 N Glenwood Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5114 (1 report)
6458 N Magnolia Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5306 (2 reports)
1435 W Albion Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5019 (2 reports)
6400 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-5336 (2 reports)
1441 W Albion Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5019 (3 reports)
1447 W Arthur Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5017 (2 reports)
6409 N Newgard Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5011 (2 reports)
1063 W Columbia Ave Chicago, IL 60626-4517 (3 reports)
7120 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-2915 (1 report)
1249 W Chase Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2213 (1 report)
7015 N Paulina St Chicago, IL 60626-2714 (1 report)
1650 W Farwell Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3602 (1 report)
1616 W Farwell Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3602 (1 report)
1644 W Pratt Blvd Chicago, IL 60626-4105 (1 report)
1642 W Pratt Blvd Chicago, IL 60626-4105 (2 reports)
1636 W Pratt Blvd Chicago, IL 60626-4105 (1 report)
6654 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60626-4115 (5 reports)





What can we do about it?


Clark-Devon Hardware assembled a collection of tried and true products and equipment that can help eliminate bed bugs that involves using the least toxic products for your environment. "While this approach will use chemicals, it will also involve sealing cracks and crevices, vacuuming, applying heat/dry-vapor steam, sealing up mattresses and other non-chemical measures. Ask our knowledgeable staff for recommendations in helping you control this problem".

Clark-Devon Hardware
6401 N Clark St., Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: (773) 764-3575 Fax: (773) 764-4480




The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce recently met with A-Plus and Plus Natural Solutions Worldwide at the Chicago Center for Green Technology, and covered "pine based chemicals to assist in getting rid of pests that won't harm you or your pets. They also have a nice mattress cover that traps bed bugs and kills them. It's even machine washable, for those who struggle with non-machine washable items".

A-Plus Pest Control, Inc.
4120 W. Oakton St. Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 676-3477 Fax: (847) 676-3480




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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Reflectology - Ravenswood and Albion

Albion to the front and the reflection of the Metra tracks along Ravenswood.

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Today in Rogers Park - April 21st, 2013


Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton 



Mayne Stage - Melanie
1328 W. MORSE AVENUE CHICAGO, IL. 60626

With a nod to the historic past of this grand facility, Mayne Stage features a restaurant (Act One Pub) and performance space that reflects the unique and diverse history of Rogers Park. Mayne Stage is happy to present a variety of terrific acts in its 230-seat multipurpose entertainment venue.

Melanie has had 13 top 40 hits, including the 3 number ones; Bobos Party, Lay Down (Candles In The Rain) & Brand New Key. She was born and grew up in New York city. Melanies 1969 song, "Bobo's Party", was #1 in France. Her debut album received rave reviews from Billboard which heralded her voice as "... wise beyond her years. Later in 1969, Melanie had a hit in the Netherlands with "Beautiful People".

She performed at the Summer of 1969s Woodstock Festival. Woodstock fueled the inspiration for one of her signature songs, "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) when the audience lit candles during her set. That song became a major hit in Australia, Canada, the UK & the USA in the spring and summer of 1970. "Lay Down" became Melanie's first Top Ten hit in The USA, peaking at #6 on the Billboard chart. "Lay Down ", which sold more than one million copies in 1970 and prompted Billboard, Cashbox, Melody Maker, Record World, and Bravo to anoint her as female vocalist of the year. Some later hits included "Peace Will Come (According To Plan)" and Ruby Tuesday (Roling Stones Cover).

Melanie was booked as the first solo pop/rock artist ever to appear at the Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera House, and later opened the New Metropolitan Opera House in New York, the Sydney Opera House, and in the General Assembly of the United Nations. In 1970 she attended The Isle of Wight festival and received four standing ovations, 40 years later she returned to perform again at The Isle of Wight.

With her husband Peter Schekeryk, she formed her own label; Neighborhood Records in 1971. In 1972 Melanie had her biggest American hit on her own Neighborhood label: "Brand New Key". This song was a #1 hit and sold over 3 million copies. She set a record for being the first female performer to have three Top 40 hits concurrently; “Brand New Key”,” The Nickel Song” ,& ”Ring The Living Bell”. Melanie was awarded Billboard's #1 Top Female Vocalist for 1972.

She has been awarded 2 gold albums (and a gold single for "Brand New Key").

In 1989, she won an Emmy Award for writing the lyrics to "The First Time I Loved Forever", the Theme song for the TV series Beauty and the Beast.

Her husband Peter Schekeryk produced all of her albums. Their three children; Leilah, Jeordie and Beau-Jarred are also musicians. Beau-Jarred; acomplished composer and concert guitarist currently accompanies Melanie on tour and co-produced Melanie's latest album with his father.



Red Line Tap - International Pop Overthrow 2013 featuring
Wiplot, The Abbeys, Freetoed and More
7006 N. GLENWOOD AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60626

The Red Line Tap hosts music up to 7 nights a week featuring local and national acts on stage, from their resident band the Mudflapps, to Micki’s open mic and all sorts of great shows daily, Red Line Tap has something  for everyone!
1 pm -Wiplot, The Abbeys, Freetoed and More

7 pm - Semi Twang, Trolley and More






HEADS UP



Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Fresh Start Monday at the site of the former Adelphi Theater (7070-78 N. Clark Street).

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce was founded in April of 2009 with one goal: to help struggling small businesses, and in fact, all businesses, to become successful. Chamber founder Bill Morton wasn't sure how exactly to do this, but he knew that he would do what it takes to succeed. 

The Chamber struggled it's first two years, but in December of 2011, the Chamber and all of it's members started taking large strides to turn the Chamber into the vision they saw. 

Chamber Founder and President Bill Morton came up with the idea of a neighborhood clean-up in support of the businesses. Eventually, the program that was created was Fresh Start Monday, an event that occurs the first and third Monday of the month from April through to November, weather pending.

The next Fresh Start Monday will be on May 6th, 2013 at the site of the former Adelphi Theater (7070-78 N. Clark Street).  
This is a public event from 6 pm - 7 pm. RSVP calls to (773) 850-0049 and walk-ins are OK. This is a free community event.

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Vbody Power Fitness - "Here Comes The Boom" Plyothenics & Bar-Monsterz Amsterdam Collaboration

Every morning, all Spring and Summer long, Rogers Park in 1,000 Words is featuring videos by Randy at Vbody Power Fitness about conditioning your mind to strengthen your body with a variety of exercise routines.
 
Vbody Power Fitness is located in Rogers Park at 7301 N. Sheridan Road and these videos feature many locations around town including Sherwin Beach, Loyola Beach and others.

Randy has 10+ years of experience in the fitness industry. He has his BS in Exercise Sport Science and certified through AFAA. The highly recruited fitness professional and motivator has worked for a wide variety of well-known fitness companies and people from Wall Street to the entertainment & professional sports industry, to Fortune 500 corporations, to colleges and children groups.





"Plyothenics teamed up with the Amazing Bar-Monsterz out of Amsterdam and Shook up the universe with a explosive collaboration, bar jumping, push up flying, pull ups killing, motivational workout!
This video will show you a few things on how to get fit, have fun, work together and most of all... There is nothing in life that I can't achieve! Stay fit my friends. 
Music by Bassnectar BoomBox". - Randy, Vbody Power Fitness


 Want tips on be more explosive on your push ups? Pick up this download: https://t.co/iqcYVrcmYa
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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Today in Rogers Park - April 20th, 2013


Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton 



Mayne Stage - Seryn with Sam Luna
1328 W. MORSE AVENUE CHICAGO, IL. 60626

With a nod to the historic past of this grand facility, Mayne Stage features a restaurant (Act One Pub) and performance space that reflects the unique and diverse history of Rogers Park. Mayne Stage is happy to present a variety of terrific acts in its 230-seat multipurpose entertainment venue.

Seryn - Hailing from one of the most artistically creative music communities (“Best Music Scene of '08” -Paste Magazine) around, Seryn calls Denton, Texas home. Seryn, having only played together since March of '09, have created something truly special in their short existence. Using guitar, ukulele, kalimba, accordion, bass, drums, viola, percussion and more, the five members work together to create sonorous harmonies and big choruses. Seryn’s understanding of dynamics shines brightly and has earned them a sound that is not easily defined, but proven triumphant. Denton Record-Chronicle recently refferred to Seryn's live show at an Art Gallery as being "so dynamic that you could feel the key changes in your feet, through Festival Hall’s concrete floor."

"This Denton outfit is one of the buzziest bands in the region. Thanks to folk-flecked compositions and powerful harmonies, Seryn is fast becoming a must-see." - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"Watching Seryn perform, it's hard to convince yourself that those crystalline, multi-part harmonies are pre-recorded or some kind of sleight of ear. Ferociously skilled and preparing a full-length debut for release later this year, Seryn's is a name you will hear over and over (and over) again in the months to come."- Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Seryn's SXSW Show


SAM LUNA - "I was born in a small town on the Navajo and Hopi reservation called Tuba City, went to school in Las Cruces New Mexico, moved back to Tuba City at the age of fifteen and then moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18.

I started this journey in the attempt to write a book about love and life and the pursuit of happiness. I realized though that at the age of twenty-one I had not lived enough life to take on such a project. So I began to travel again, along the way the things I wrote turned into poems more than anything else so I just continued writing poetry to document my path. When I got to Kenosha Wisconsin at the age of 23 I met some truly inspirational musicians that helped me begin to perform my poetry. The reaction I received encouraged me to hit the road again and share my words with as many people as possible.

I returned to the Midwest and finally decided to pick up the guitar and turn my words into song. I was always scared and thought I could never be as good as the musicians that I listened to every day. I realized that was the thing that holds all of us back. So in an effort to encourage others to believe in themselves I began to believe in myself. I played my first show three days after picking up the guitar and I haven’t stopped since".



Red Line Tap - International Pop Overthrow 2013 featuring Phil Angotti, The Webstirs and More
7006 N. GLENWOOD AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60626

The Red Line Tap hosts music up to 7 nights a week featuring local and national acts on stage, from their resident band the Mudflapps, to Micki’s open mic and all sorts of great shows daily, Red Line Tap has something  for everyone!






HEADS UP



Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Fresh Start Monday at the site of the former Adelphi Theater (7070-78 N. Clark Street).

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce was founded in April of 2009 with one goal: to help struggling small businesses, and in fact, all businesses, to become successful. Chamber founder Bill Morton wasn't sure how exactly to do this, but he knew that he would do what it takes to succeed. 

The Chamber struggled it's first two years, but in December of 2011, the Chamber and all of it's members started taking large strides to turn the Chamber into the vision they saw. 

Chamber Founder and President Bill Morton came up with the idea of a neighborhood clean-up in support of the businesses. Eventually, the program that was created was Fresh Start Monday, an event that occurs the first and third Monday of the month from April through to November, weather pending.

The next Fresh Start Monday will be on May 6th, 2013 at the site of the former Adelphi Theater (7070-78 N. Clark Street).  
This is a public event from 6 pm - 7 pm. RSVP calls to (773) 850-0049 and walk-ins are OK. This is a free community event.

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Vbody Power Fitness - Personal Training: The Power Of Movement

Every morning, all Spring and Summer long, Rogers Park in 1,000 Words is featuring videos by Randy at Vbody Power Fitness about conditioning your mind to strengthen your body with a variety of exercise routines.
 
Vbody Power Fitness is located in Rogers Park at 7301 N. Sheridan Road and these videos feature many locations around town including Sherwin Beach, Loyola Beach and others.

Randy has 10+ years of experience in the fitness industry. He has his BS in Exercise Sport Science and certified through AFAA. The highly recruited fitness professional and motivator has worked for a wide variety of well-known fitness companies and people from Wall Street to the entertainment & professional sports industry, to Fortune 500 corporations, to colleges and children groups.





"Personal Training is about empowering people to better themselves mentally and physically through fitness and health! Its not just about kicking someone ass for 60 minutes but Conditioning their minds to Strengthen there bodies! Helping the understand what ever movement does and to be the most efficient, teaching to understand how to build muscle, how to eat right, not just do cause they are told to, do to surpass the goals they set for themselves to become a better version of themselves in every way. 

 I'm thankful everyday for the people that invest in me and believe in me to take them to the goals they want and the goals they need. i thank for people how have the faith in me to ask me question about their fitness goals. My clients over my 13 years of training have help me overcome adversity and realize the power of persistence, overcome, being determine, and not waiting for it to come to them, but getting to it and making it happen! 

As a fitness professional we have a incredible beautiful job it should always be done with honor passion and respect! Don't like the gimmicks and deception enter your personal training arena! Enjoy the True Art Of Personal Training with Vbody Power Fitness". - Randy, Vbody Power Fitness


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Friday, April 19, 2013

Shambhala Meditation Center is moving on


It is confirmed that Shambhala Meditation Center is moving out of it's longtime location at the corner of Sheridan and Sherwin Avenues.




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