Friday, October 26, 2012

non sequitur Friday

Here's something Halloweenish for your Friday.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

winding down

This Sunday will be the last farmers market of the season at 95th and Longwood (7 a.m. to 1 p.m.). It's a good excuse to stock up on a few things and treat yourself to a few more ingredients for delicious meals.

We've got 2 more weekends to enjoy ice cream at Rainbow Cone before they close for the season on 11/4.

Each one is a good excuse for a walk or a bike ride to enjoy the fall color before it also ends for the season.

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Silent Witness

On Saturday 10/27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, the Chicago Police Dept. 22nd district Domestic Violence Subcommittee will present an exhibit: "A Silent Witness," a tribute to victims of domestic violence.

There will be speakers, refreshments, a balloon release and information at the 22nd district police station, 1900 W. Monterey

For more information, please call the CAPS office at 312-745-0620.

Friday, October 19, 2012

non sequitur Friday

Two for your Friday.  Cheers!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Major Taylor Trail ride this Sunday

Join Friends of the Major Taylor Trail in a casual Sunday afternoon trail ride.  We'll ride about 10 miles at an easy pace, possibly with a mid-ride stop for cold drinks.

We'll meet at 2:30 p.m. at the parking lot at the southwest corner of 119th and Halsted (opposite the public library).  If anyone wants to ride down from Beverly, please send email and we'll figure out the details on where and when to meet.

fire safety and energy efficiency workshop today

Neighborhood Housing Services presents a fire safety and energy efficiency workshop TODAY, Thursday 10/18, at the West Pullman public library, 830 W. 119th St., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Topics will include:
* What steps can I take to fireproof my home?
* Why is it important to have an escape plan?
* How can I improve my energy efficiency?
* Do I need homeowner's or renter's insurance?

Please call the circulation desk to register. 312-747-1425 or 773-341-3163

If you require special accommodations for accessibility, please call 312-747-4252 (voice) or 312-747-4066 (TTY).

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Women: your body and the law

The following is information I received today about a community forum happening this Sunday 10/21 at Beverly Unitarian Church, 10244 S Longwood Drive.  The event is free and happens from 3-5 p.m.

What's behind the recent attempts to defund health care programs and how can we effectively advocate for better health care?  Millions of Americans are uninsured or underinsured.  In Illinois alone, over half a million women are uninsured.  This forum will address the crisis women are facing in health care and how it impacts men and children as well.

Laura Leon,
Director of Faith Initiatives for the Illinois Campaign for Better Health Care, will discuss her organization's current programs on Women's Health and the Affordable Care Act.  The programs focus on: what's in the Affordable Care Act for women and families;  what threatens the law at the frederal and state level;  and techniques to effectively advocate for the law.

Brigid Leahy,
Director of Legislative Affairs for Planned Praenhood of Illinois will present information on attempts to defund women's health programs, legislation restricting abortion access, and refusal to provide health care by religiously connected organizations or medical providiers.

Join us for this free community discussion at the Beverly Unitarian Church (
The Castle) and add your voice to this important and timely discussion.  Light refreshments will be provided.

garage burglaries

Earlier today, the Chicago Police Dept. 22nd district circulated a warning about a series of recent garage burglaries.  They've been happening at night in the area from 103rd to 111th, Hoyne to Rockwell.  Click here for more info and tips.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012