Posted on June 9, 2017
Ever wonder how many little free libraries have been constructed in the neighborhood?
Since neighbors started constructing the libraries, we have a grand total of 70 that have popped up in the neighborhood so far. To help them reach their goal of 100 Little Free Libraries, Edgewater Reads will be hosting another Community Build Day on June 17th at 10 am behind Senn High School.
Little Free Library kits will be provided. You can just bring yourself, a building friend, and a few tools you may have around. The kits are free for residents of Edgewater and a $50 donation for builders joining in from outside Edgewater.
RSVP is required for the event due to limited materials. You can RSVP to Taylor at email@example.com
Edgewater Reads runs completely off of donations and volunteer hours.
“In May 2016, The Chicago Community Trust hosted its annual On the Table event – a day when 55,000 people around the region took part in honest mealtime conversations about community. Afterward, the Trust invited On the Table participants to share their actionable ideas for community impact. This video was one of the winning submissions, whose creators were awarded $1,000 each to bring their ideas to life on behalf of a better Chicago.” – The Chicago Community (YouTube)
Posted on June 6, 2017
The Edgewater Historical Society will be recognizing four of our neighbors this Saturday. If you would like to attend, you are invited to the formal induction of Andrew Park, Tom Welch, Gregg Rojewski and Steve Pryor into the Living Treasures of Edgewater for their outstanding service to the Edgewater community.
The event will take place on June 10 at 1:00 pm at the Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N Broadway. Light refreshments will be served.
We included a few of EHS’ video links below:
Tom Welch: Creating Opportunities For Connections
Gregg Rojewski and Steve Pryor: Giving Back to the Community We Love
Andrew Park: A Moment Where Anything is Possible
Direct Video Links:
Posted on June 5, 2017
The city is conducting a study to inform a long-term planning process for the future of Lake Shore Drive and how it affects traffic through our community. The purpose of the NTTS is to address the transportation issues at the northern terminus of North Lake Shore Drive at Hollywood Avenue. This study is complementary to the Phase I Study on North Lake Shore Drive (NLSD) from Grand Avenue to Hollywood Avenue.
If you are interested, the open house will be from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. with a presentation at 6:00 P.M tomorrow (Tuesday, June 6) at Senn High School.
Exhibits will be on display and project team members will be present to discuss the project and answer questions.
Posted on May 29, 2017
Another great neighborhood clip put together by the students over at Senn…
“Senn Broadcast Journalism students Edgar Flores, Reagan Ivie, and Kendall Jackson Jr. created a stunning video about Matthew Hoffman, the creator of the YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL art installations seen around Chicago.
This video won Second Place at Chicago’s First Annual Good Neighborhood Project sponsored by WTTW. The students won $3,000 scholarship money, kindly provided by the station’s donors.
Thanks to WTTW for the opportunity, and congratulations to the students and Senn on the victory!” – mkcullinane1
Direct Video Link: “You Are Beautiful” WTTW Good Neighborhood Project 2nd Place Winner
Posted on May 29, 2017
Who knew we had a two-headed lamb and a two-headed cow in The Glen? 🙂
Direct video links:
American Dealers Minisode Featuring Broadway Antique Market (Two-Headed Lamb)
American Dealers Minisode Featuring Broadway Antique Market (Two-Headed Calf)
Posted on May 28, 2017
“Senn Broadcast Journalism students Kamryn Fleenor and Kayla Williams created a fantastic video about the Broadway Armory and all the great contributions it makes to the Uptown/Edgewater community. This video won a select award at Chicago’s First Annual Good Neighborhood Project sponsored by WTTW. The students won $500 scholarship money, kindly provided by the station’s donors. Thanks to WTTW for the opportunity, and congratulations to the students and Senn on the victory!” – mkcullinane1
You can subscribe to Senn TV here.
Posted on May 27, 2017
If it is of interest, we put together this interactive map of all the infrastructure improvement projects planned for the 48th Ward in 2017.
You can select each icon or area on the map below to learn more about the planned project at each location. You can also select the square icon in the upper right-hand corner of the map to go full screen. Enjoy!
Listing of the planned projects put out by the Alderman’s Office yesterday listed below:
Alley Apron Improvements
5718 N. Glenwood
1053 W. Thorndale
1052 W. Thorndale
1023 W. Thorndale
5646 N. Wayne
5616 N. Glenwood
1415 W. Bryn Mawr
1340 W. Rosemont
1217 W. Catalpa
1040 W. Ainslie
Balmoral, from Broadway to Kenmore
Wayne, Ardmore to Early (proposed)
Ardmore, Sheridan to cul-de-sac (proposed)
Thorndale, Broadway to Sheridan (proposed)
Park Distict Improvements
Senn Park Improvements
Dog Park – Bryn Mawr & Lake Shore Dr. (proposed)
Curb, Gutter & Sidewalk Improvements
Magnolia & Granville (intersection improvement)
Winthrop & Foster (Goudy School)
Thome & Glenwood (NCA School)
Elmdale & Greenview (Immanuel Lutheran Church)
Broadway & Thorndale (S/E corner)
Ainslie & Kenmore (north side of Ainslie, Kenmore to the alley west)
Wayne & Ridge (on Wayne, north of Ridge)
Elmdale & Broadway (on Elmdale, west of Broadway
Thorndale & Lakewood (1263 W. Thorndale)
Stop For Pedestrian Sign Installation
Devon & Wayne (proposed)
Foster & Lake Shore Drive (proposed)
Clark & Farragut
Clark & Summerdale
Clark & Rascher
Clark & Olive
Clark & Hollywood
Peirce School Mural
Berwyn LSD Viaduct Mural
50/50 Neighborhood Art Project
Broadway Armory Sculpture (proposed)
Pedestrian Refuge Islands
Rosedale & Broadway (proposed)
Norwood & Broadway (proposed)
Hood & Broadway (proposed)
Rosemont & Broadway (proposed)
Street Light Pole Painting
Marine Drive, Ainslie to Foster
Broadway, Ainslie to Foster
Sheridan, Bryn Mawr to Hollywood (proposed)
Wayne, Bryn Mawr to Foster
Clark, Ridge to Devon (proposed)
Glenwood Greenway Bike Lane – complete
Devon & Glenwood – Crosswalk Improvements
Bryn Mawr & Sheridan – Bus Pad Installation (proposed)
Bryn Mawr & Sheridan Intersection Improvement, east of Sheridan (proposed)
Flood Light Installation – Winthrop & Winona, Dog Park at LSD & Bryn Mawr and Argyle, Sheridan to Marine
Posted on May 26, 2017
We sure have had a bunch of Edgewater Glen businesses pitching in to help out the students at Swift School this year!
If you need an excuse tonight, Lickity Split (at 6056 N Broadway St) is donating 10% of all their sales today to Swift Elementary.
They are open until 10pm 🙂
Direct Video Link: Chicago’s Best Ice Cream – Lickity Split
Posted on May 26, 2017
We dug through the neighborhood archives and unearthed the very first Edgewater Glen Plant Swap flyer and included it below.
Inspired by the annual Edgewater Glen Garden Walk with its ‘world of plants and the magic that they can bring to even the smallest of urban yards’ Norwood neighbor Tom Brennan organized our first plant exchange on Sept. 21, 1991 in the park at Greenview & Elmdale. The plant exchange was so enthusiastically received, that it was quickly expanded into a twice-a-year event, spring & fall, and moved to Tom’s plant-filled yard.
When Tom had to leave Edgewater Glen in the late 90s, Sue Green and Kim Kaulas continued the neighborhood tradition of bringing beginning-to-experienced gardeners together to meet & share horticultural treasures, gardening paraphernalia, and socialize.
This year’s 26th annual Edgewater Glen Spring Plant Swap will be tomorrow, Saturday, May 27th, between 10:00 am-12:00 pm, in the back yard at 1420 W. Glenlake (weather permitting).
It is a great time to divide & transplant perennials like hostas, ferns, ornamental grasses, or any other plants you’d like to share. Gardening paraphernalia is welcome too. Even if you don’t have anything to share, head on over there & meet your gardening neighbors. They usually have leftovers that need a home.
First Edgewater Glen Plant Swap flyer circa 1991
For more info about the plant swap, you can contact Kim Kaulas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-368-3949.
Posted on May 25, 2017
Very cool. We stumbled upon this short overview video this morning of the exhibit “Made in Chicago” featured at the Edgewater Historical Society from May 18, 2017 until April, 2018. This exhibit is part of an online museum, madeinchicagomuseum.com.
The narrator is the owner of the collection and the curator of the exhibit, Andrew Clayman.
You can subscribe to EHS’ YouTube channel here