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  • They’re buzzing over cider in Hermosa

    The husband-and-wife team behind Chicago-made Right Bee Cider have opened a tasting room. Kate Morgan and her husband Charlie met and got married all because of their love for cider. Charlie was a beer maker, Kate’s preference was cider, and the two launched Right Bee in 2014. Of course, when you have the word “bee” in your name, you have to make your own honey to go in a craft cider. But it takes more than good honey to make […]

  • From food desert to food incubator: The South Side’s first food hall opens in Pullman

    Pullman is now home to the South Side’s first food hall. Called One Eleven, it is located on East 111th Street and open for business. One Eleven has three food stalls with diverse choices. Ciere Boatright, Vice President of Real Estate and Inclusion at Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, calls One Eleven part of a holistic approach to developing the neighborhood and says she hopes it is just the beginning for the food scene on the South Side. For more information, visit […]

  • Couples married at Naper Settlement’s Century Memorial Chapel wanted for July anniversary celebration

    Century Memorial Chapel at Naper Settlement in Naperville is celebrating its Golden Anniversary. It has been 50 years since a group of volunteers rescued St.John’s Episcopal Church from demolition and moved it to its current location. To mark the date, Naper Settlement is looking for couples who have gotten married at the chapel. They’ll be invited to a special wedding celebration event Sunday, July 14, 1-4pm, including a group vow renewal ceremony and a photo booth for then and now […]

  • Relive the Cubs’ 2016 World Series miracle in a new musical at the Royal George Theatre

    It was 108 years in the making. Now, the Cubs’ 2016 World Series win is part of a musical coming to the Royal George Theatre in Lincoln Park. “Miracle” the musical follows a family of die-hard Cubs fan living through the 2016 baseball season to the team’s World Series win. Producer Billy Marovitz says you will relive the entire season, with highlights projected on a screen and music all Chicagoans can relate to. He adds that the play is not […]

  • A Wicker Park shop is applying the concept of ‘farm to table’ to flowers

    The term “farm to table” doesn’t just apply to food. At Wicker Park’s Field and Florist, it also applies to flowers. The concept, which originated seven years ago, involves designs based on and supplied by the flowers grown in the owners’ garden in Southwest Michigan, about 90 minutes from Chicago. By growing locally, they reduce their carbon footprint. In addition to selling flowers in their shop, they also use them for weddings and other events and supply to other local […]

  • Canine Therapy Corps looking for help to build new office and training center

    Canine Therapy Corps is a therapy dog organization serving over 10,000 people in the Chicago area. They’re converting a nearly century-old building in Logan Square into an office and training center and are looking for help. A 6,000 square foot building built in 1924 will be converted, with half the space for dog agility training and half for organization offices and space for volunteers. BANGBANG Design House, the group leading the project, is reaching out to contractors, manufacturers and vendors […]

  • Over 300 artists and makers preparing for April’s One of a Kind Spring Show

    The One of a Kind Spring Show is just over a month away, April 26-28 at the Merchandise Mart. The show will feature over 300 artists and makers from throughout the Midwest and Canada. There will be something for everyone including fashion, furniture, artwork made from glass and ceramics, plus a gourmet market, musicians and even an emerging market pavilion. The spring show is a sister show to their holiday show, but without the winter holiday focus. But, if you […]

  • “Wear Your Green!” – South Side Irish Parade to step off at noon on St. Patrick’s Day

    This year, the South Side Irish Parade will take place on St. Patrick’s Day, stepping off at noon on Sunday, March 17, from the corner of 103rd and Western in the Beverly / Morgan Park neighborhood. Among the marching units, the parade will feature 15-20 local bands. This year’s grand marshals are actually a pair of organizations: Honor Flight Chicago and Choose Kind. As has been the case for the past several years, the parade will have a zero tolerance […]

  • Norwood Park’s Dino’s Pizza celebrates 50 years of old school traditions in a family atmosphere

    Dino’s Pizza in Norwood Park has been serving tavern-style pizza for over 50 years. Bruna Morrison and her sister Bianca run the restaurant with their husbands, taking over from their parents who opened Dino’s in 1968. The restaurant uses their mother’s recipes for thin and crispy pizza with lots of toppings. They focus on maintaining simple, old school traditions and a family atmosphere and say the secrets to their success are high quality food and customer service. Here’s WGN Radio’s […]

  • Evanston grandfather volunteers as cuddler for premature and sick babies

    Carl Magnunsen is volunteering and spreading his love to hospital patients too young to remember him, but ones that he’ll never forget. The 67-year-old grandfather is the the first man to become a cuddler for premature and sick babies at the special infant care unit at Evanston Hospital. He holds and talks to the babies, providing an extra pair of hands that helps the nurses, according to Tina Edwardson, nurse manager in the unit. She adds that studies have shown […]

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