Friday, November 27, 2015

non sequitur Friday

Thinking tropical thoughts today.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

95th St. railroad crossing construction/detour

I was trying to get to Oak Lawn this afternooon and made an annoying discovery. The railroad crossing at 2600 W. 95th St. is under construction, requiring a detour. Not sure of the planned completion date, but they've usually been finishing these within 1-2 weeks. Since they just finished doing the same thing on 87th St., I'm guessing they just started this one.

Friday, November 13, 2015

non sequitur Friday

Bringing the Oakland funk...

Monday, November 9, 2015

next phase of 95th St. Metra construction

Here's the latest from Metra:

Beginning Wednesday, November 11 at 9:00 a.m., the south half of the outbound platform from the crosswalk to 95th Street, will be taken out of service due to platform rehabilitation. 

Please board your outbound train from the in-service portion of the outbound platform. The anticipated duration of this work is two weeks.

If you travel outbound from 95th St. and access the station from 95th, you may leave a few minutes early to reach the platform.

If you get off at 95th when you're returning from the Loop, fewer cars than normal will open at 95th. Listen to announcements on the train so you're on the right car to be able to exit there.

Whistler Woods Friday workday on 11/13

Nothing gets the weekend off to a better start than a little wood smoke and light forestry. Volunteers are needed to secure erosion barriers before fall’s heavy rains. The next workday is happening this Friday 11/13 from 10 am to noon.

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 Riverdale.

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: take Halsted to Forestview (13400S) - parking lot is the first left turn after you turn east onto Forestview.

From I-57, exit at eastbound 127th, then turn right on Halsted, then continue to 13400S 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 to Halsted. Continue to 13400S and follow the directions above.

By transit:  Pace 352 Halsted bus

Questions? Call Chris, 773-746-5223. 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

community tree planting workday on Sat. 11/7

Saturday is a tree planting day.   Volunteers are needed: general public and TreeKeepers.

It's this Saturday 11/7 from 9 am- 1 pm. *TreeKeepers - please arrive at 8:30 am. Our meeting location is 10130 S. Seeley Ave.

If you'd like to help out, please register here.