Edgewater Glen Halloween House Contest!

26 days left until…

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 (Selfies by Chucky)

…the most incredible Halloween neighborhood for kiddos (and adults) comes alive!

We’ve already started noticing corn stalks & spider webs sprouting up all over the hood. Looks like the neighborhood is really kicking it up a notch this year.

If you, your partner, and/or family would like to participate in our first annual, Edgewater Glen “Creepy Halloween House Contest” send us a few wonderful photos of your yard decorations for the trick-or-treaters. We will post a gallery with everyone’s halloween masterpieces the morning of the 31st for the neighborhood to check out before raking in the candy.

Surely everyone has already started planning their Halloween porch parties to help hand out candy to the thousands of kids. Tick tock… 🙂

Good luck lasting past 8:30!

Halloween Photo Submissions: edgeglendaily@gmail.com

Neighborhood Theater: Women at War – A world premiere!

Hi Neighbors!

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble has just begun their 20th anniversary season. If you enjoy local theatre right in your own backyard, check out their first production later this monthIt looks like it will be an engaging performance.

Thanks for the neighbor submission Susan G.

Women at War

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(Photos by Joe Mazza at Brave-Lux)

October 30 – December 6, 2014 

Written by Megan Carney

Directed by Artistic Director Tara Mallen

A debate rages over whether females should serve on the front lines, yet more women are being sent into combat than ever before. Woven from first-person interviews with women who have laid their lives on these lines, this new theatrical work is the result of four years of intensive research and first person interviews with women who have served. Working closely with veterans and organizations, WOMEN AT WAR explores the multifaceted world of female soldiers–from enlistment to deployment to the complicated return home.

Following each Saturday 4:00PM matinee performance, audiences are invited to join in a vital discussions about how we can better understand and honor these women warriors. Military, student, and senior discounted tickets are available.

Join us for WOMEN AT WAR, the first production of our 20th season, RTE@20. Visit http://www.rivendelltheatre.org for tickets, directions, free parking details, and more information about the show. Or call our office at 773-334-7728.

Neighborhood Poll: Are you OK with Whole Foods having a wine bar?

Well folks – Today is the day…

We are half expecting this evening’s, highly anticipated, unveiling of renovation plans for our abandoned Dominick’s to be the neighborhood equivalent of One Direction making a surprise appearance at the block party on Glenlake & Glenwood.

Nevertheless, a bunch of us in the neighborhood we’re wondering if folks really have concerns about their (presumed) plans to have a liquor license and a wine bar similar to the new Mariano’s? If you would like to participate, we thought it might be interesting to take an initial pulse of the neighborhood with a little online poll here.

(We will leave this, completely unofficial and informal, poll live for a few days incase you feel like waiting until after the plans are revealed. You should be able to come back and view the results at any time)

Sure, you’re probably not going to be hanging out there on a Saturday night with all the wonderful, locally owned, bars & restaurants in Edgewater but…

Are you ok with Whole Foods having a liquor license & wine bar in it?

We’re looking forward to seeing the plans & getting a better understanding of what all the red tape is about. See you tonight!

UPDATE 9:00am: We are hearing unsubstantiated rumors around the neighborhood that a (real) vote may actually take place at the community meeting tonight. If you would like to see the plans and have your voice heard, attend in person.

UPDATE 10:00pm: Well the rumors we’re true. After a standing room only presentation this evening, Harry held a neighborhood vote for both the lifting of the moratorium to allow for the selling of package goods as well as for customers to consume on the premises. Both were unanimously approved by neighborhood residents.

Extra Extra: Edgewater Glen makes it to Wikipedia


We thought this might be of interest to a few folks in the neighborhood…

In doing some neighborhood research, we stumbled upon (what seems to be) a relatively new addition of a section devoted to Edgewater Glen on Wikipedia’s main Edgewater Neighborhood Entry (link).

If you are curious, here is how it reads at this point in time:

Edgewater Glen

“Edgewater Glen is located just north of the Andersonville neighborhood. Its namesake comes from the tree-lined Glenwood Ave. which is a residential north-south street within the heart of Edgewater. Not only are the exact boundaries are somewhat unclear but, according to one source, include Devon Ave. to the north, Broadway Ave. to the east, Hollywood/Ridge Ave. to the south, and Clark/Ashland St. to the west. The name Edgewater Glen is most often referred to a real estate neighborhood and is not recognized as one of Chicago’s official neighborhoods. A local residents and businesses organization called Edgewater Glen Association, incorporated in the 1970s and which is recognized by the Edgewater Community Council, has boundaries of Granville (north), Broadway (east), Norwood (south), and Clark/Ashland (west).”

– Wikipedia’s Edgewater Neighborhood Entry  (link)

Related WBEZ Story

Backyard Front Yard: Bulb Planting Season in The Glen

Well folks… it is starting to be that time of year again. It sure would be fun to see a bunch of yellow tulips sprouting all over the neighborhood next spring.

Just thought we would put that out there 🙂

Happy planting!

When to Plant Tulips in Chicago 

More Bulb Planting & Care Information


Whole Foods Community Meeting: October 2nd

See you there!


Thursday at 6:30pm

Edgewater Library 6000 N. Broadway

“Come to a community meeting for a Whole Foods Market presentation and their request for a liquor license. 2nd floor community room of the library. The purpose of this meeting is for Whole Foods Market to present its plans for a new store at 6009 N. Broadway and to discuss the lifting of the moratorium to allow for the selling of package goods as well as for customers to consume on the premises. Whole Foods Market and their attorney will be on hand to talk about this request and to answer any questions you might have.Your attendance and input are extremely important in regards to this project. If you have any questions please call the 48th Ward’s Public Service Office at 773-784-5277 or email to harry@48thward.org.” – Edgewater Chamber of Commerce

Neighborhood History: Recognize the fork in the road?

Wow… If you haven’t had a chance to stop in to our Edgewater Historical Society yet to check out all the wonderful treasures they have, do it.

What a neighborhood gem!

Recognize this intersection with train tracks down the middle?

Edgewater Glen iPhone & iPad Apps in Beta!

Hi Neighbors,

We’re super excited to report some progress on our neighborhood iPhone & iPad Apps. We will be in beta testing with some friends over the course of the next few weeks and then let it out into the wild. Below are a few preliminary screen shots of both apps if you are curious. Hopefully we’ll be able to follow up with an Android app in the Google Play Store very soon.

Stay tuned!

iPhone App Gallery

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iPad App Gallery

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Don’t “do” Facebook?

It took us awhile to get setup here… If you prefer to stay connected with the neighborhood through other means, you can now find us over on Twitter (@EdgewaterGlen) & Google+. Soon to come: Instagram, Ello and whatever else is next… (maybe if there is time)

Selecting the icons below should take you right there.



Between our Edgewater 5K Run & the 2nd Annual Edgewater Fall Arts Fair, there is a ton going on in the neighborhood again.

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!

m.henrietta? Oh no, say it ain’t so…

This just in from the neighbors…


Clearly it has been awhile since we’ve been on Granville (practicing our Metra commute in anticipation of the Peterson stop instead of the Red Line). This may not be news to anyone else in the neighborhood but…

“After four years, m.henrietta is closing its doors. We thank the wonderful Edgewater neighborhood for their support and patronage, you made our experience a very special one.


You can still have all of your favorite dishes at our flagship location, m.henry cafe in Andersonville, less than a mile away! (5707 N Clark, 773-561-1600) We hope to see all of our m.henrietta regular faces there!


Be on the lookout for Revival, an exciting new restaurant opening its doors very soon.


Once again thank you for your well wishes and your kindness. See you at m.henry!”

It is a tough act to follow but welcome to the neighborhood (Revival) folks. You have landed in a wonderful little corner of Chicago.

Link: Revival Bar, Restaurant to Open on Granville in the Fall

Thanks for the neighborhood sleuthing, photos & submission to EGD Elyse!

– Elyse (Elmdale Ave Neighbor)