Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Whistler Woods workday Friday 10/21

It's great to get outdoors. Volunteers are needed this Friday 10/21 from 10 am to 1 pm for a habitat restoration workday - invasive species removal and seed collecting.  Light snacks and water will be available.

Hiking boots or other boots or shoes that offer good support and traction are a good idea. When you arrive, look for volunteers along the lefthand side of the main parking lot, near the end of the parking lot. If you have work gloves, bring them, otherwise gloves will be available.  

How to get there:   Whistler Woods is just east of 13400 S Halsted in RiverdaleNote that the Halsted bridge is currently closed for construction.

By bike: if you're coming from the north, ride the Major Taylor Trail south until it ends in Whistler Woods and continue to the parking lot to find the volunteers.

By car: from the north - take Ashland south past Broadway in Blue Island. Make the first left after Broadway, then left onto Jackson St. (13400S). Continue east past the light at Halsted. Whistler Woods parking lot is the first left turn after Halsted.

From I-57, exit at eastbound 127th, then turn right on Ashland, and follow the directions above.

From I-94, exit at westbound 130th.  Continue past the viaduct, right (northbound) on Indiana, then continue left on 127th. Follow the directions above.

By transit:  Pace 352 Halsted bus

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Friends of the Major Taylor Trail meeting Wed. 10/19

Friends of the Major Taylor Trail will meet on Wed. 10/19 at Ridge Park fieldhouse (1817 W 96th St.), 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

For those who aren't familiar with our group and what we do, we are a non-profit advocacy group working to improve and maintain the Major Taylor Trail and promote its use. We have an active working relationship with the Chicago Park District, Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Openlands and other non-profits and government agencies. We organize volunteer workdays, bike rides and other events.

We'd love to have your ideas and help with future events and projects. Please join us! Everyone is welcome.

Friday, October 14, 2016

non sequitur Friday

Hypnotic is a young band of brothers from the south side who got their start here in Chicago. I used to see them regularly when they were playing on Loop street corners. If you want to learn more, click here.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

plant and seed sale on Sat. 10/15

There will be a plant and seed sale this Saturday 10/15, from 9 am until noon, or when plants and seeds and seeds are sold out, whichever comes first.   9700 S. Damen

2 varieties of daylily, coneflower, columbine, giant hibiscus, seeds for native grasses and more.

Add some color to your yard at affordable prices.

Friday, October 7, 2016

non sequitur Friday

Carsie Blanton is a New Orleans singer who I discovered in someone's Youtube mix. If you like her music and want to buy some, you can find it here.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

107th St. to be repaved soon

107th St. from Walden to Western is finally getting repaved. Yeah!

See DNA Info story for more info.

tree planting volunteers needed on Wed. 10/12

Would you like to help plant trees in West Beverly? Volunteers are needed for a Openlands tree planting next Wednesday (10/12). Tools and instruction will be provided. Bring your gardening or work gloves and wear supportive boots or shoes that you don't mind getting mud on.

To register and get exact location, contact Mary Jo Viero at 773-233-3100 x206 or send email.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Pullman house tour this Saturday and Sunday, 10/8-10/9

Click for more info.

cyclocross racing coming to Dan Ryan Woods this Sunday

A day of cyclocross racing is coming to Dan Ryan Woods on Sunday 10/9. 

This is part of the Chicago area Chi Cross Cup series.  Click here for schedule and map.  Best access: parking lot on the south side of 83rd between Western and Damen, or ride the Major Taylor Trail