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Night Out: SummerDance in the Parks at Portage

Thu, Aug 7, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

In collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' Chicago Summer Dance heads to the neighborhood parks. SummerDance in the Parks features a different genre of dance instruction followed by 2 hours of live music where patrons can show-off their newly learned dance moves. Dance Lessons: 6- 7pm(Salsa, Cha-Cha). Live Music: 7- 9pm( Afro- Caribbean, Latin Jazz, Salsa)

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Solar Power Installation Discounts

This announcement was in John Arena's weekly email but I wanted to share it here as well. One of the few providers for solar panel installation is Ailey Solar - http://aileysolarelectric.com/ - and the owners are close friends. They are participating in this city program.

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Solar Power Installation Discounts Available

Homeowners can now have solar power panels installed on their roofs for 25 percent below the standard market cost.

Solar Chicago, a new community-wide group solar discount program offered...

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This announcement was in John Arena's weekly email but I wanted to share it here as well. One of the few providers for solar panel installation is Ailey Solar - http://aileysolarelectric.com/ - and the owners are close friends. They are participating in this city program.

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Solar Power Installation Discounts Available

Homeowners can now have solar power panels installed on their roofs for 25 percent below the standard market cost.

Solar Chicago, a new community-wide group solar discount program offered by the City of Chicago, the World Wildlife Fund, Environmental Law and Policy Center, and Vote Solar.

Chicago and neighboring towns are participating in this program to help owners of single-family homes and 2-flats pool their buying power to secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable than ever. Solar Chicago simplifies the process of researching and choosing a solar provider, making it easy for you to save money and produce clean renewable energy.

City homeowners will pay $3.49 per watt for the panels, a 25-percent discount. That discount does not include other rebates and tax incentives that are available. The project is funded through a grant from the World Wildlife Fund.

Now is the time to explore if solar is right for your home. The program is available through September 30, so please register to receive your no cost/obligation proposal.

Learn more and register at the Solar Chicago website.

http://www.mygroupenergy.com/group/solarchicago/

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Garage space wanted for three months

Looking to store my classic car for a few months so I can access it on weekends etc. storage no work will be done on car as it is fully restored. No leaks or issues with car. Old Irving park area preferred but surrounding areas ok.

224-595-5772

Nick

  • Hi Nick- we're rebuilding a garage in OIP right now, hopefully should be completed in about a month. We will be renting a space or two at that time, if you are still looking?

  • Hey dan how's the garage coming ? Give me a call
    Nick 224-595-5772

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Vegetarian in Portage Park and Jefferson Park

Per a suggestion from another thread:

What are people's suggestions for go-to restaurants for vegetarians around Portage Park and Jefferson Park? And especially any places with vegan options?

The idea is that a go-to place will be something other than a restaurant with a couple of vegetarian options. Any Italian restaurant, for example, is going to have a vegan option, because you can always just get spaghetti marinara, but that's not a very complete dish (no protein!) A Mexican restaurant...

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Per a suggestion from another thread:

What are people's suggestions for go-to restaurants for vegetarians around Portage Park and Jefferson Park? And especially any places with vegan options?

The idea is that a go-to place will be something other than a restaurant with a couple of vegetarian options. Any Italian restaurant, for example, is going to have a vegan option, because you can always just get spaghetti marinara, but that's not a very complete dish (no protein!) A Mexican restaurant is going to have a vegetarian option too because you can always get a bean burrito.

When we go out to eat, we still usually retreat back to Logan Square, because then options like Revolution Brewing, Chicago Diner, etc. are available. Thai and Chinese are always potential options but the only reliable places we've found that we go back to are Ruk and Jess Cafe - and if we were going to go as far as Jess Cafe we'd probably go to Lincoln Square instead.

I've found some unexpected things - there's a Middle Eastern grocery on Harlem just south of Montrose with a deli counter and they make as good a falafel sandwich as I've had anywhere - but as is, our only known walkable veg options are Italian, Mexican, or breakfast.

But based on other threads I've seen, it sounds like menus are changing around the area and so there may be more out there than people realize.

What do others recommend?

  • I should have followed up earlier. Just forgot. I like Mexican food, but goo luck finding true vegetarian or vegan options on a menu. At least Las Palmas meet on half way ... good enough for some, but not others. I would prefer bacon and lard free refried beans and tortillas and rice prepared without broth/stock, but that authenticity seems to prevail over healthiness of options on the menu. It is what it is.

  • joanie Resident of Jefferson Park

    PIta Inn at 9854 Milwaukee (Glenview) has a couple offerings for vegetarians that are pretty good. My favorite vegetarian offering is the falafel sandwich made with Jerusalem salad. They also have a vegetarian plate. There is another location in Skokie too. The Glenview location is about 2 blocks north of Golf Mill Mall. This place is pretty casual and easy on the pocket book.

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