Tales of the Hood: Listing Toward Halloween starts in one week!

Well folks… It looks like the whole neighborhood is starting to get into the spirit.

Link: Listing Toward Halloween starts in one week!

Putting Edgewater Glen on the (Joe Mills) Map

We are thrilled to have received our Joe Mills typography aerial map this weekend.

Does anyone know Joe? It would be exciting to see if he can put Edgewater Glen on the next version of the Chicago Neighborhood Map (or on a new Edgewater specific map?) when he makes an update.

If you dig Joe’s work as much as we do and want to support a great local artist, have a look around his online store.


Backyard Front Yard: 2014 Windy City Coop Tour

Curious about urban chicken keeping?

This is your chance to take a peak at the wide variety of chicken coops and breeds in the Chicago area at the 5th Annual Windy City Coop Tour on September 20 – 21 from 10 AM to 2 PM each day. It looks like there are a few of our Edgewater neighbors on the route.


For a map of the tour and to see what the clucks this is all about, check the Angelics Organics Learning Center Webpage


Meet your neighborhood beers!

Attention Edgewater Glen beer lovers… Your weekend has arrived.

Wow, there is a ton of fun stuff happening all over Edgewater the next few days.

If you are interested in a getting a sneak peek at the tasty local brewery options at the block party this weekend… check out the detailed descriptions our friends over at the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce have put together.

Hope everyone has a chance to get out and enjoy the neighborhood before our Polar Vortex returns!

City Made Fest Local Brewery Lineup

Ale Syndicate Brewers

Andersonville Brewing

Argus Brewery

Begyle Brewing

Empirical Brewery

Finch’s Beer Co.

Half Acre Beer Company

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lake Effect Brewing Company

Metropolitan Brewing Company

Off Color Brewing

Revolution Brewing

Cantina de La Granja – for the sangria fans!

If the 48th Ward was a beer, what would we be?

2014 Edgewater Home Tour: This Sunday!


Have you ever said to yourself, “Gee, I wish I could get a guided tour through some of the antique homes in Edgewater”?

Well you are in luck! The Edgewater Historical Society is offering a Home Tour of the Edgewater Beach Central neighborhood on Sunday, September 21, 2014 (rain or shine)

Reservations are not required. Register at Church of the Atonement  between Noon and 4:00 p.m. and receive your Tour Booklet and map. The address of the church is 5749 North Kenmore Ave. The homes are on Ardmore, Hollywood, Sheridan, Kenmore and Winthrop, and will be open from Noon until 5:00 p.m.

For more details check out the Edgewater Historical Society’s webpage for the 2014 Home Tour.

Between our Edgewater Glen Plant Swap, Andersonville’s City Made Fest, and the 2014 Edgewater Home Tour it looks like it is shaping up to be a fun weekend in the neighborhood!

Big Data Edgewater

If you geek out on neighborhood data like this… check out the demographic info the neighbors sent in this evening. It was pulled from Onboard Informatics for the larger 60660 zip code (so not just Edgewater Glen).

If you have the means, it looks like it is time to get spending down in town at City Made Fest this weekend! 🙂

Thanks for the neighbor submission John & Dennis! Very cool.






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– EGD Under Construction –

Hi Neighbors! We will be taking a hiatus for a while so we can tinker in the garage on our iOS & Android App projects.

See you at our EGA Fall meeting! 🙂



Backyard Front Yard: Edgewater Glen Fall Plant Swap!

“The Edgewater Glen Fall Plant Swap will be held Sat. Sept. 20, 2014 from 10am til noon, weather permitting, in the back yard at 1420 W. Glenlake (6100N).

Fall is a great time to divide treasures like iris’ and other perennials or plant materials that you’d like to share along with excess gardening paraphernalia. Even if you don’t have anything to share, we usually have lots of things that need a home.

Come & meet your gardening neighbors. All Edgewater residents are welcome.

For more info contact Kim Kaulas at 773-368-3949.”

– Kim (Edgewater Glen Neighbor)

Around the Hood: Gralley Block Party Saturday



Looking for something fun to do with friends & family this weekend while supporting our local neighborhood institutions? Checkout St. Gert’s 6th Annual Gralley!

Download their information packet

EGA’s Fall meeting is Oct 6th. Mark your calendars friends!

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!

(see details below)


“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 PMEGA 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