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Would you like to answer a Letter to Santa from an underprivileged child?

Direct Effect Charities runs a Letters to Santa program and has 150 letters remaining to be answered. You can send them an email at directeffect@ameritech.net, let them know how many letters you'd like and where to send them. I answered 5 letters this year and it's so much fun. Here is a link to their Facebook;

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Direct-Effect-Charities-Gratitude-Cafe/156719901032365?ref=bookmarks

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Power outage

Our power is out on the 4200 block of N. Wolcott. They said it should be back on by 1:00. Anyone else?

  • The lights flickered in the 4600 block of Ravenswood but we still have power. They are doing some pretty heavy construction over here. Maybe they hit something.

  • SBloom architect, dad and a half, 25 years north side

    Power was out on Wolcott & Winchester north of Lawrence for about an hour from just before 11 am to just before noon. Com Ed said about 2000 customers affected. Cause -equipment failure.

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A lot of police activity on Leavitt and Bryon

Does anyone know why there was so much police activity on Bryon and Leavitt tonight? 11/24 around 6:30.

Thanks

  • Actually I meant Bryon and Hamilton

  • Jason NC north center resident

    NBC was shooting a television drama on that block.

  • Frank H 71 Prodigal Northcenter native, back after 10yrs away

    That would explain why there were four unmarked white passenger vans idling at Byron & Hoyne at 5:30PM. I thought a dignitary was stopping by for a surprise visit.

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Garden Help

Senior with bad knees looking for regular garden maintenance. St. Ben's area. Visit my lovely garden every two weeks or so and help me keep it in top shape. My lovely perennial garden was replanted in 2014. Let's hope it's less attractive to rabbits in 2015.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Contact Leonard at sureshove@gmail.com

  • Kate K CPS teacher and resident of North Center

    Hello- I am on the board of the neighborhood association and would like to see if I can help you find someone. Could you send me a message with your email address? Thanks!

  • Kate K.

    My email address is cbilina@comcast.net. Thanks for your response.

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Looking for a worthy cause to donate childrens toys/home stuff to...

We like to rotate out our still-newish toys and home stuff. Rather than send to Salvation Army for resale, we were hoping to donate to a cause here in Northcenter. Maybe a shelter or support center for single moms/dads, etc.

Ideas? Recommendations?

  • Ravenswood Community Child Care Center (RC4) provides very affordable child care to teenage parents (in addition to full-paying parents from the community), so long as those teens are pursuing their high school diploma or college degree. To donate toys to these kids, you can contact the daycare directly (www.rc4cares.com) or contact Parenting PROgress (http://ravenscov.org/mission-outreach/parenting-progress/), a program that provides support for these parents and their children.

  • SixtyTwoPercentWater Neighborhood Blogger

    Thanks all for the recommendations. We went with HGS and they could not be any more appreciative of the donation. I feel like the things went to a good place.

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Snowbirds?

Yikes, this is the first time I've seen so MANY large flocks of migrating ducks/geese (?) overhead in such a short time. In the past few days, I've seen (and heard - they're loud enough to be heard inside, at which point I run outside to take a look) multiple flocks of what look like up to fifty/sixty or more birds flying in perfect formations...and headed south. Anybody else enjoying the show? Any birders out there know if this concentrated...

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Yikes, this is the first time I've seen so MANY large flocks of migrating ducks/geese (?) overhead in such a short time. In the past few days, I've seen (and heard - they're loud enough to be heard inside, at which point I run outside to take a look) multiple flocks of what look like up to fifty/sixty or more birds flying in perfect formations...and headed south. Anybody else enjoying the show? Any birders out there know if this concentrated of a migration is unusual? (And should I be buying my airline tix now to join them?). In the past, I've seen flocks migrating, but never so many in such a short time, directly over this area (St. Ben's). I guess it's not just OHare that's changing their flight plans.

  • A friend of mine saw a flock of sand hill cranes flying overhead!

  • Sunflower6876 Loving life in Lincoln Square!

    I was about to say, I think what you saw were sandhill cranes! So cool!

6 days ago

Looking for Parking Near St. Ben's

Hi! I am looking to rent a garage space near St. Ben's between now and January. Does anyone have any leads? Thank you!

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Dog transportation / taxi service?

Does anyone know of a dog transportation/taxi service? I am without a car today and am hoping to bring my dog to the vet today.

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Updated Nov 17

RCN outage?

I've been having to tether my phone to use internet since last night. RCN sent cable guy out but he said it is an issue with RCN signal and he can't fix it and that others may be having issues as well. Anyone else having this issue??

  • My RCN internet seems a little balky, but it's still up.

  • My internet has seemed slow as well. Some pages have taken a long time (a minute or so) to load. Thought it was the website which is known for it's issues but sounds like it's RCN.

  • Ed NorthCenter via NJ (Exit 9)

    No issues w my innernet here. 50 down 10 up.

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Updated Nov 16

Smuckers

Smuckers was found thanks to a great Samaritan in the neighborhood. Thanks to all.

  • astat Welles Park Neighbor

    It was in the aisle with the other jellies and jams, right?

  • Glad you found him "Gus"...or that someone found him for you, lucky!!!

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