3 days ago

Announcing High School Study Abroad Scholarship

AFS-USA, the world’s oldest and largest student exchange organization, is pleased to offer students in the Chicago area with an exclusive new scholarship opportunity. Any student from Chicago-area school who is accepted to any AFS program will receive an automatic scholarship of at least $1000!
All students from Chicago-area schools are encouraged to apply for these merit and need based scholarships in addition to the automatic scholarship of at least $1000.
Through AFS, you can spend as few as two...

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AFS-USA, the world’s oldest and largest student exchange organization, is pleased to offer students in the Chicago area with an exclusive new scholarship opportunity. Any student from Chicago-area school who is accepted to any AFS program will receive an automatic scholarship of at least $1000!
All students from Chicago-area schools are encouraged to apply for these merit and need based scholarships in addition to the automatic scholarship of at least $1000.
Through AFS, you can spend as few as two weeks or a full academic year abroad. And, as the largest organization of its kind in the world, there are more countries and themes to choose from than you could ever imagine.
Unlike many programs, all AFS experiences include international travel, insurance, and orientations to make sure you’re properly prepared for your adventure.
AFS programs and scholarships are available to anyone eligible for an AFS program. And, there are programs for students from age 13-18, freshman to senior!
Make sure that when you apply for college (or, in the future, for your dream job), you can state on your application that “I was an AFS’er!” As the most recognized leader in student exchange, you’ll make an important and immediate impression that may just make the difference you need. Plus, you’ll already have the background colleges and employers look for in global competency and cross-cultural communication – critical skills for working in today’s global economy!
AFS (and our more than 130 Greater Chicago-area volunteers) is proud of its tradition of providing global experiences to students and families in the area.For more information, visit our website at www.afsusa.org today or call 1-800-AFS-INFO.

Feb 20

Check One, Two! at the National Veterans Art Museum

The second workshop at the National Veterans Art Museum will explore the roots of poetry and hip hop in the context of African American History Month.

Melvin Lyons will be leading the workshop along with NVAM staff and volunteers. All are welcome! This workshop is free and open to the public.

Mel L. is a hip hop artist with The Microphone Misfitz and a Marine Corps veteran. Join us for a two-hour emcee workshop exploring the hip hop voice from...

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The second workshop at the National Veterans Art Museum will explore the roots of poetry and hip hop in the context of African American History Month.

Melvin Lyons will be leading the workshop along with NVAM staff and volunteers. All are welcome! This workshop is free and open to the public.

Mel L. is a hip hop artist with The Microphone Misfitz and a Marine Corps veteran. Join us for a two-hour emcee workshop exploring the hip hop voice from a veteran's view on Saturday, February 28th, from 1-3 PM.

The art of emceeing is said to date back centuries and is cited as having roots in performative African poetry. This workshop will discuss the history of emceeing, how to move the crowd using the words and presence and how this can help veterans. Topics explored will include how to rhyme, different ways to structure a verse, what flow is and how to use it, and what writing techniques can be used.

Located at 4041 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd floor, Chicago.
312-326-0270
http://www.nvam.org

Feb 16

Take the Improvement Survey sent out by CDOT

Thought I would share with you.....

"The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has launched a month-long, city-wide text and online survey to seek input from Chicago residents about what you appreciate about our streets and sidewalks and what improvements you would like to see. The survey is designed to help CDOT create guidelines for future improvements in the public right of way."

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1033908703289378

Thanks to Robert Murphy, for tweeting this information to his followers, otherwise I would have never known about it.

Feb 15

Updated Feb 16

FAiR Coalition Does It Again: Introduces Citizen-Developed "Game Changer" 1-Click Plane Noise App

New citizen website could send O'Hare jet noise complaints soaring. Try it. 1-Click from our FAiR Coalition website at www.fairchicago.org. Read the full Sun-Times story here.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/355924/faird-creates-new-jet-noise-complaint-website

Feb 14

Mayoral Candidate Garcia accuses Mayor Emanuel of turning deaf ear to O'Hare noise complaints

This article tells it like it is...Full link is here: http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/367952/garcia-accuses-emanuel-turning-deaf-ear-ohare-noise-complaints

"County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Friday accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel of turning a deaf ear to skyrocketing complaints about O’Hare Airport jet noise and signed on to the demands of a noise-weary group of residents.

On Saturday, Garcia will join members of the anti-noise Fair Allocation in Runways (FAIR) Coalition at a park that lies directly beneath the flight path into a runway that has made Northwest Side...

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This article tells it like it is...Full link is here: http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/367952/garcia-accuses-emanuel-turning-deaf-ear-ohare-noise-complaints

"County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Friday accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel of turning a deaf ear to skyrocketing complaints about O’Hare Airport jet noise and signed on to the demands of a noise-weary group of residents.

On Saturday, Garcia will join members of the anti-noise Fair Allocation in Runways (FAIR) Coalition at a park that lies directly beneath the flight path into a runway that has made Northwest Side residents miserable since it opened in October 2013. It averages flights every 3.5 minutes, FAIR contends.

Garcia and Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) are the only mayoral candidates as of early Friday evening who had signed on to FAIR’s “statement of principles,” which includes five specific demands.

Chief among them is a pledge not to “de-commission” any of four criss-crossing diagonal runways, even after a new parallel runway opens later this year. Killing off any diagonal runways could shift even more flights over city residents east of O’Hare already complaining about a bombardment of new jet noise.

Yet, another key demand is to halt an October 2013 take-off and landing plan in favor of a “fair allocation of runway traffic between existing and new runways” for both daytime and nighttime traffic."

Read the rest of the article here: http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/367952/garcia-accuses-emanuel-turning-deaf-ear-ohare-noise-complaints

Feb 11

Services for Vee Gallo

The Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce extends deepest sympathy to family & friends of Vee Ulrich Gallo, (age 51) who recently passed away. Vee inspired & motivated many clients over the years at her business, HardCore Fitness Studio. Visitation Wednesday, February 11th from 4-9pm at Olson Burke and Sullivan Funeral Home at 6471 N. Northwest Hwy. Chgo http://www.youcaring.com/…/vee-ulrich-gallo-memorial…/303892
The church service will be Thursday, February 12 at 11am held at Park Community Church’s Edgebrook Campus located at 6155 West Touhy Avenue, Chicago, IL 60646.

Feb 08

In memory of Vee Gallo

With tremendous sorrow and the heaviest of hearts the Gallo family must announce the passing of beloved wife, mother & friend Vee Ulrich Gallo. Vee’s wonderful life and legacy will live on forever through her adoring husband Joe & eight beautiful children. Donations are being graciously accepted as the family struggles to cope with their loss.
http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/vee-ulrich-gallo-memorial-fund/303892#.VNfU9G_f-q4.mailto

Jan 15

Updated Jan 15

Missing Mastiff- anyone seen this 150lb dog??

Missing Mastiff in Norwood Park. "Baby" is the brown Dog in image. Baby is about 150 lbs brindle colored brown.. escaped from a house on East Circle today. If found...call Randi at 815-401-6938.

Jan 13

Volunteers needed

Have a little free time on your hands? Norwood Chamber of Commerce is looking for some wonderful neighbors/friends who would be willing to volunteer (sorting marketing material) at the Norwood Park Chamber offices (6133 N. Northwest Hwy) on Wed. or Thursday (1/14 & 1/15), from 9-5pm. Come for 1hr or 4 hrs. email info@NorwoodPark.org. Kids 13+ welcomed to come after-school for service hours credit too! Q: 773-269-9904.

Jan 07

Northwestside Irish Parade 3.15.2015

Mark your calendars for the Northwestside Irish Parade in Norwood Park on Sunday, March 15, 2015. For more info visit
www.northwestsideirish.org

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