Friday, September 30, 2011

East Beverly Assoc. meeting on 10/3

from an e-mail received today:

East Beverly Association (EBA) will hold its monthly meeting on Monday 10/3 at 7 p.m. This meeting is open to the entire community served by The Beverly Review. Topics may include ward remap status and 91st & Western retail development proposal.

Alderman Matt O’Shea will be their guest speaker discussing neighborhood issues. You are welcome to attend and bring a friend. The meeting location is The Music Station (the old World Music) at 1808 W. 103rd St. Refreshments will be served.

If you live in East Beverly and are not a member, please consider joining.

non sequitur Friday

Here are two by a promising young local singer who I saw at last weekend's Hyde Park Jazz Festival.

If you want to learn a little more about her, check this one out. Her appearance starts about 2:00 into the video. Next year she'll be performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Beverly All Stars at Favia Cafe Fri. 9/30

Can't make the show tonight? You can catch the Beverly All Stars in their first appearance at Favia Cafe tomorrow, Friday 9/30, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy some jazz with your soup, salad, sandwich or dessert.

If there are several in your group, you might want to call ahead to reserve a table, since it's a small space. 773-881-3284

Beverly All Stars at Music Station TONIGHT

Want a dose of jazz tonight? Stop by the Music Station between 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. tonight for some fine tunes by the Beverly All Stars. Never been there before? It's easy to find at 1808 W. 103rd St. No cover charge.

You could even make it a double header by having dinner just down the street before you go. You've got choices: Cafe 103, Calabria, or Subway - something for any budget.

Monday, September 26, 2011

BACtoberfest on 10/1

Join the Octoberfest party at Beverly Arts Center, with live music, German foods and a Goose Island beer tasting. It's happening Sat. 10/1 from 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. 2407 W. 111th St. ($10)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Hyde Park Jazz Fest this weekend

It's here! The Hyde Park Jazz Festival starts tomorrow, and it's two days this year! Who are you going to hear?

non sequitur Friday

Today I'm featuring a few artists who will be be performing at this weekend's Hyde Park Jazz Festival.

Tatsu Aoki - here with his Miyumi Big Band

Dee Alexander

Paulinho Garcia

Thursday, September 22, 2011

99th Street update

The replacement of the 99th St. Metra crossing is done. The street is open again. Thank you, Metra, for making quick work of this project. It's great to have a smoother crossing again.

Monday, September 19, 2011

meeting on 9/20 re: red line extension to 130th St.

I just got the following information from Developing Communities Project and wanted to share it with you.

The Red Line Oversight (Extension) Committee (ROC) is preparing to push for more jobs and transportation spending as part of National Support Transit Day
on Tuesday 9/20, 6:00-7:45 p.m. (5:30 p.m. Sign In) at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 1335 W. 115th St. (fully accessible space)

President Obama’s newly proposed “American Jobs Act” prioritizes transportation spending as the key component to “Jump Start” the economy! Eliminating slow zones along the South branch of the Red Line and station improvements at the 95th street station are both “Shovel Ready” projects. Fast tracking the Environmental Impact and Engineering Study for the Red Line Extension is now “Center Stage”. Come prepared to participate!

We need you to join us to:
• Roll up your sleeves, bring your hard hats and prepare to push for Jobs and Transit!
• Kick off the Far Southside’s Environmental Impact Study and related Projects.
• Add to the public call to include the Red Line Extension in the State’s 5-year Transportation Budget Plan. Comment period ends September 30th.

This season over $80 billion in Federal/State Transit dollars are up for grabs!
The Red Line Extension Deserves SOME!

Confirm your attendance by calling John Paul Jones, DCP’s Community Organizer @ 773-928-2500 ext. 15 or via email Check out the website: Join us on Facebook @ developing communities project.

construction everywhere!

Right now it really seems like there's construction almost everywhere we want to go. At the moment, the combination of the 99th St. Metra track/grade crossing replacement and the continuing utility project on Longwood Dr. is doing a number on me.

I just passed by both sites. It's possible to go east-west on 100th around the Longwood construction when the guys aren't working. It's also possible to go north-south on the east side sidewalk - if you're on foot. That one was supposed to be done by mid August, but I see no end in sight.

The 99th St. project should be done a bit sooner. They've taken out the old tracks and grade crossing. Today they were putting the new tracks in place. Looks like that one could be done within a week. Thanks, Metra!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

internet safety and your children

Are you concerned about the safety of your kids online? Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and the 22nd police district will be offering a presentation on internet safety on Wed. 9/21 at the 22nd district police station, 1900 W. Monterey, 6:00 p.m. For more information, call 773-783-5109.

Friday, September 16, 2011

non sequitur Friday

Just read about these guys - old school soul/funk - playing tonight at Double Door.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Blue Island historical architecture walking tour

There are some amazing old houses in Blue Island. If you've never seen them, this tour sounds like a great excuse to explore.

The Blue Island Historical Society will offer a historical architecture walking tour on Sun. 10/18 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. It starts at BIHS/Albee House, 13018 Maple Ave., Blue Island. You can buy tickets ($10) at the Blue Island Public Library, 2433 York St., or call 708-371-8546.

used bike drive Sat. 9/17

Got any old bikes in need of new homes? Bring 'em to the Beverly Unitarian Church 10244 S. Longwood. Bikes will be donated to Blackstone Bicycle Works, a youth education program in Woodlawn. Stop by on Sat. 9/17 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

shredding day

Got old documents you don't want to risk in the trash, but no shredder in the house? The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences will host a free shredding day on Sat. 9/17 at 3857 W. 111th St., 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

It's sponsored by the 19th Ward and Midway Document Destruction.

Monday, September 12, 2011

does anyone know what happened here?

I was reading through today's EveryBlock items for our area, expecting to see the usual stuff, and this item popped out. Does anyone know more about what happened there on the afternoon of 9/2?

Friday, September 9, 2011

used bike drive tomorrow 9/10

Got some old bikes that could use a new home? Bring 'em to the bike drive tomorrow.

It's happening at two locations:
Christ The King, 9235 S. Hamilton and
Bethany Union Church, 1750 W. 103rd St.

The drive is organized by Working Bikes, an organization that sends bikes to developing countries for use as basic transportation. Bring your bikes tomorrow, Sat. 9/10, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

non sequitur Friday

Friday, September 2, 2011

non sequitur Friday

It's Jazz Festival week, so let's enjoy a few of the featured artists.