Posted on September 20, 2017
Very cool. Our neighbor Margie just sent in these photos of the latest Little Free Library that has popped up in Edgewater Glen over at Edge of Sweetness Bakery.
Pictured in these photos are our neighbors Kate (the owner of Edge of Sweetness), Margie (who worked on the garden out front), Phillip (the artist), Tom & Taylor (who build and install many of our Little Free Libraries and organize the program), and Katrina from the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce.
Apparently, this puts Edgewater at 108 Little Free Libraries and counting!
For more info on the program, head on over to the Edgewater Reads Website
Posted on September 14, 2017
In case you missed the notice from Alderman Osterman yesterday:
“In partnership with the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, Edgewater Development Corporation, and 40th Ward Ald. O’Connor, my office invites neighbors to join us for community visioning for Clark St. between Ridge Ave. and Devon Ave.
As the rest of our community has seen economic growth and new development, we believe it is time to focus on this northern stretch of Clark St. and to work to connect it to Andersonville to the south and Rogers Park to the north.
Please save the following dates to hear about recent and upcoming developments in this area, including the new Metra station and infrastructure improvements. These events will also include local food vendors, live music, sports game screenings, and more. I will share more details in the coming weeks.” – Alderman Osterman
• Friday, Oct. 6, 5:30-7:30pm
• Saturday, Oct. 14, 2-5pm
• Sunday, Oct. 22, Noon-3pm
Posted on August 6, 2017
We have a number of Edgewater Glen neighbors that are both organizing and participating as artists in the Edgewater Arts Festival this year. The festival will take place on Saturday, September 23rd & Sunday, September 24th.
If you would like to volunteer to help make the festival a success this year, the registration form and instructions are below.
Posted on August 1, 2017
The North Lake Shore Drive Public Meeting was on July 12th with over 260 people in attendance providing feedback on the initial range of alternatives. Participants watched the introductory video and PowerPoint presentation below, viewed exhibits, and provided their feedback through an online survey. If you missed the meeting but are interested in checking it out, all the meeting materials have been posted on their project website.
Given that Lake Shore Drive’s northern terminus is in Edgewater, this project has the potential to alter traffic patterns in the neighborhood.
It’s not too late to provide your feedback!
Comments will be accepted through the entire project development process. However, to become part of the public record of this Public Meeting, comments and survey responses must be received or postmarked by August 9, 2017
You can stay up to date with the project at their website: northlakeshoredrive.org
Presentation Video Below
Posted on July 30, 2017
Our neighbor Patricia, Edgewater Artists in Motion Board Member & Volunteer Coordinator, is seeking neighborhood volunteers for this year’s Edgewater Arts Festival. If you are interested in helping support our neighborhood Arts Festival see Patricia’s note below.
You can contact Patricia at email@example.com
“Edgewater Artists In Motion (EAIM), a 501c3 organization, will have its annual Edgewater Arts Festival (EAF) on September 23 and 24, 2017. The EAF is held on Granville between Broadway and Sheridan Rd. This 3-block community and family focused fair will sponsor 100 arts and crafts tents, youth art and performance gallery, kid’s activity corner, 3 performing stages with popular acts, beer garden, and a pet stage.
We are proud to have the support of Alderman Harry Osterman, Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, Loyola University and many local businesses. Last year we had more than 12,000 attendees at our fair.
I hope you join us again as an EAF volunteer. We plan to have great acts and food vendors and lots of great performers from the community. Many of your neighbors and friends will display their artistic talents.
As you know this fair does not happen without your support so if you can help and bring a friend or relative too, we have a place for you. There are opportunities for teens and adults. Put us on your calendar and I will be back at a date closer to the fair to get your committed participation as a volunteer. For more about us visit our website shown below.”
EAIM Board Member/Volunteer Coordinator
Posted on June 25, 2017
There is still time to register folks! If you live on the 1200 or 1300 blocks of Norwood, Glenlake, Hood or Granville and would be willing to enter your garden, you can signup online or email Kim Kaulas directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Online registration: https://edgeglen.com/gw/
The ‘Gardens of East Edgewater Glen’ Garden Walk will take place Sunday, July 9, 2017. Applications will be accepted through July 4th.
If you are interested in checking them out, included below are links to some of the vintage Garden Walk Maps created by our neighbor Dick Merrill that are posted on the EGA website.
Vintage Edgewater Glen Garden Walk Maps
Posted on June 24, 2017
We had a number of neighbors attend the neighborhood bike network community input meeting at the Broadway Armory this morning. Thanks for sending this in.
Representatives of CDOT, Alderman Osterman, and several 48th Ward staff were joined by over 60 local residents to discuss the proposed Edgewater Neighborhood Bike Network. CDOT staff provided an overview of the project and upcoming information gathering activities which will include bicycle, pedestrian, and car traffic surveys throughout the summer. Alderman Osterman also announced a number of upcoming 48th Ward events to promote active transportation in coordination with the City of Chicago Bicycle Ambassador program.
Participants at the meeting were provided the opportunity to mark up local street maps to identify potential additional bike routes, call out specific areas of concern about pedestrian and bicycle safety, and provide feedback on popular destinations for cycling within and outside the project boundaries. While the specific project is focused on the areas North to South between Devon and Argyle and East to West from Clark to the lakefront, CDOT was interested in feedback on ensuring coordination with other proposed projects in other adjoining neighborhoods.
Additional information, including a copy of the CDOT presentation which includes information on project timelines and funding as well as some of the innovative ideas under consideration, will be available on the City of Chicago and 48th Ward Alderman’s official websites.
Posted on June 23, 2017
Check it out.
Posted on June 20, 2017
CDOT was very impressed with the level of community participation in the public meeting about biking & walking in the 48th Ward back in February. As a result, the 48th Ward has been chosen to participate in a pilot project to develop a neighborhood network of bikeways, ensuring residents can safely navigate throughout the community on their bikes.
If you are interested, there will be a community meeting to begin the planning process on Saturday, June 24, 10am, at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway. This meeting will be led by representatives of CDOT and will begin with a presentation by CDOT followed by small group breakout sessions.
To help the Alderman’s office and CDOT prepare for the meeting, you can RSVP to email@example.com if you plan to attend the meeting.
Sounds like an innovative approach to bikeway planning in the neighborhood!
Watch: Julieanne Ehre (Pivot Arts) and Katrina Balog (Edgewater Chamber of Commerce) Interview On ABC7 News
Posted on June 12, 2017
Very cool. Earlier this month ABC7 interviewed Julieanne Ehre, of Pivot Arts, and Katrina Balog, of the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, about the creative talent that Pivot Arts Festival brings to Edgewater.
Check it out.
Video Link: PivotArts Festival