Looking for something fun to do with friends & family this weekend while supporting our local neighborhood institutions? Checkout St. Gert’s 6th Annual Gralley!
Hi Neighbors! If you live in Edgewater Glen and want to meet your neighbors from other parts of The Glen, come up to EGA’s Fall Meeting. The meeting will take place on Monday, October 6 at 7:00 PM in St. Gertrude’s Social Hall (SW corner of Granville and Glenwood). Please feel free to share with friends who live in the neighborhood but may not be connected on here.
Trying to figure out which Edgewater block club you belong to? Checkout the Edgewater Block Club Map and contact information here.
Thanks for the submission Steve. We are looking forward to meeting everyone!
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“The annual fall meeting of the Edgewater Glen Association (EGA) will be on Monday, October 6 at the St. Gertrude’s Social Hall at the SW corner of Glenwood and Granville.
We expect to have a presentation by the Edgewater Chamber Executive Director as well as other speakers. Refreshments begin at 6:30 and the meeting will start at 7 PM. EGA is one of the oldest continuously operating neighborhood associations in the city. Dues are $10.00 a year.
If you live within the boundaries of the Glen (Broadway to Clark, south side of Granville to Norwood), please join us.”
– Steve Meiss, Board Member and Past President EGA
Well… these guys have been helping everyone in the neighborhood with all our home rehab projects since 1924 and we LOVE them.
We are thrilled to have Clark-Devon Hardware as our inaugural Local Business Spotlight submission. Recently featured in Popular Mechanics and DNA Info Chicago (below).
Thanks for the shop local submission Frank! (Hood Avenue Neighbor)
If you missed out on the inaugural City Made Fest last year, time to mark your calendars. This was easily Edgewater’s best little underground block party featuring local businesses, brewers and artists from all across Chicago — right in our town center.
It looks like our A-ville friends & neighbors have lined up a great group of local Chicago bands this year. See you in town!
Check out Eco Andersonville’s Pop-up Park & Market this Friday, August 29th.
A number of us stumbled upon this little gem in Andersonville earlier this summer. We are thrilled it is making a second appearance. There will be bocce ball, corn hole, live music and an outdoor movie showing later in the evening.
If there is any interest in the neighborhood, maybe we could organize something similar in Edgewater Glen next summer!
“In 2010 The Edgewater Community Council (ECC) chose to celebrate it’s 50th anniversary with a ‘Lighting the Way’ Lighthouse Crawl. Businesses were asked to sponsor over 20 wooden lighthouses built by the Volini brothers Mike and Dave. The theme was symbolic of ECC’s lakefront location, warmth of home, safe harbor and its commitment to serve the people of Edgewater.
This fundraiser would help continue this mission while drawing attention to the many art and community activities in Edgewater. Because Darryl and I love this community we decided to sponsor a lighthouse and were 1 of two private homes that did so. Each sponsor was to decorate the lighthouse in a unique manner consistent with the mission and theme of ECC.
We immediately collaborated with Jeanne and John Riley, our resident Hood artists who designed, painted and developed the stained glass waves. The many colored glass pieces directly under the solar light represent the diversity in the community, the orange slivers the rising sun, the small glass pieces the night stars and the many hues of blue the lake front waters. At the bottom there are still some remnants of sand from the beach but most has washed away over the years.
Once all the lighthouses were complete there was a grand parade and viewing of them at Gethsemane. They also had sponsored 2 10 foot houses which lasted for about 2 years. Subsequently each business located their lighthouse outside of their business and a map was provided by ECC so folks could walk around and view them at their leisure. Because of the harsh winter we are beginning to see a decline in the wooden base and do not expect our dear lighthouse to last another. Jeanne and I are currently trying to think of a way to save the top portion and continue displaying our beloved lighthouse.”
– Patricia (Hood Avenue Neighbor)