Saturday, June 27, 2009

funky Friday

Two from Peter Gabriel:

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Beverly/Morgan Park garden walk this Sunday

The garden walk is happening on 6/28 this year. I'd expect that BAPA will have more info on their web site soon.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


While riding my bike around the neighborhood yesterday and today, I was amazed to discover how much serious tree damage there was from Friday night's storms. Here's the worst example I've seen.

To the left of the pole with the street signs, notice where the big branch snapped.

It crashed through the nearer section of fence, took down utility lines, then crashed through the fence on the other side of the yard.

Com Ed truck #3 has just arrived. Now there are 2 big cherry pickers and one regular truck. That's one big mess to clean up. I feel bad for the neighbors whose power is out and for that poor wounded tree. I hope the power is restored soon.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009

Sweet Home Chicago bike tour tomorrow

The Sweet Home Chicago Bike Tour is happening tomorrow, Saturday, 6/6 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, starting at Calumet Park Fieldhouse, 9801 S. Ave. G. This 20 mile tour focuses on locations where movies were made in the neighborhoods of South Chicago, Eastside and Historic Pullman, movies like The Road to Perdition, The Package, and the Blues Brothers. Ride through blue collar neighborhoods, natural open spaces and historic streets. Organized by the Southeast Environmental Task Force (SETF). Call 773-646-0436 for more information. Helmets required.

funky Friday

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Friday night at Blue Moon

Open Mic Poetry at Blue Moon, 7 p.m. $3 cover if you're reading, $5 otherwise. Bring your words or just be part of the experience. Every 1st and 3rd Friday. For more info, contact Leonard 708-536-3344.

my new car a car share. I've been enjoying the new I-Go car at Ridge Park. If you have one car and only occasional use for a second, you may want to give I-Go a try instead of buying another car. This new location was added in May. The car is in the parking lot at Ridge Park, near the south end of the fieldhouse.

This flexible car share system is great for grocery shopping or other errands, especially if you plan efficiently. If you can plan ahead even a little and combine multiple stops in one trip, this offers a much cheaper option than owning and maintaining an additional car.

Their current promotion will make the deal a little sweeter. I-GO is offering new membership applicants a special discount: $25 off the normal sign-up cost of $75. Neighborhood residents who want to take advantage of this offer should enter the promotion code RIDGE50 in the “Promotions” section of the online application form.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Pullman garden walk

The Pullman garden walk is happening on 6/20. It's a great excuse to take a pleasant walk around Pullman and see what's happening in people's back yards.