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  • JCV My head hurts.

    Andersonville. It's a disaster location that should have been rebuilt rather than remodeled umpteen million times like they've done in the past several years. It makes a ton of money due to volume, which is probably why they're holding off and afraid to close it to do a full rebuild of the store.

  • Ricky Coogin North Andersonville

    I still think it's less ghetto than the Uptown Jewel, and, thankfully, the bums that used to hang out on the east side bench and east side wall have disappeared (though the beggar sitting against the wall has migrated to the one in front of the Quick Stop Pantry at...

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    I still think it's less ghetto than the Uptown Jewel, and, thankfully, the bums that used to hang out on the east side bench and east side wall have disappeared (though the beggar sitting against the wall has migrated to the one in front of the Quick Stop Pantry at Clark/Balmoral.

    The people who work there are pretty nice as well. I just wonder why they always make the under-21s cashiers, which can be a hassle on weekend nights since they have to call an older cashier/manager over to authorize alcohol sales.

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What to give your assistant—and everyone else on your list

FOR YOUR BEST FRIENDThis handcrafted bronze constellation cuff will remind her that she's the moon and the stars. By Winifred Grace, in every astrological sign. Price: $143 (three-quarters of an inch wide) at Winifred Grace, 5642 N. Clark St., WinifredGrace.com

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FOR YOUR WIFEThe Hermes Avalon tartan cashmere blanket: an instant heirloom. Price: $1,650 at Hermes, 25 E. Oak St., Hermes.com

FOR YOUR HUSBANDAn oversized chunky Lucite chess set ready for play or display in his office. Price: $795 at Jonathan Adler, 676 N. Wabash Ave., JonathanAdler.com

FOR YOUR JUST-RETIRED AUNTThis cork globe lets her track some globetrotting, plot a dream trip or pin memos all over the world. Price: $129 at CB2, 800 W. North Ave., CB2.com

FOR YOUR TRAINERHe's got your back; now get his. Pop for a set of coins good for five flat-tire fixes, and he can ride around town with all the confidence he needs in his back pocket. Price: $60 at Heritage General Store, 2959 N. Lincoln Ave., HeritageBicycles.com

FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENTFor the things she holds dear, brilliant Normann Copenhagen glass boxes designed by Simon Legald. A real find, just like your pro. Price: $37 (small) and $55 (large) at ID Chicago, 375 W. Erie St., IDChicago.com

...Brut Rose magnum at the Tasting Room, 106 Mill St., Utica, and Pops for Champagne, 601 N. State St., IllinoisSparklingCo.com and PopsforChampagne.com

FOR YOUR MECHANICHe can ejoy the taste of a draft at home with his brew and the simple push of a button. Copper-plated and battery-driven, this beer foamer by Norm Architects for Menu is the ideal find for your favorite fixer. Price: $38 at Art Effect, 934 W. Armitage Ave., ShopArtEffect.com

FOR YOUR KIDS' TUTORAn apple for the teacher reimagined as a honey pot by Michael Aram in gold plate and bronze. Price: $89 at Tabula Tua, 1015 W. Armitage Ave., TabulaTua.com

FOR YOUR PERSONAL SHOPPERFor the one who fills your closet with confidence, the 34 Le Redoute candle in a porcelain pot is a reinterpretation of a potpourri developed in the first Diptyque boutique. Price: $85 at Diptyque, 1645 N. Damen Ave., DiptyqueParis.com

FOR YOUR TRAVEL AGENTThis camo-drenched Defy dopp kit packs a stylish punch and is ready to get the goods going. Price: $48 at Space 519, 900 N. Michigan Ave., Space519.com

  • Ricky Coogin North Andersonville

    Our office gave us all $25 gift certificates to Jewel in lieu of a Thanksgiving turkey. A grocery store GC certainly isn't a glamorous gift, but you can be sure it'll be appreciated.

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Andersonville’s Care For Real Toy Drive To Serve About 800 Children

As we think about preparing for Thanksgiving or as we begin to make that list and check it twice for gifts for family and friends, how about making a place at that virtual table for the children of our community by way of the Care for Real annual toy drive? Lyle Allen, executive director, says, […]

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Presents perfect

FOR YOUR BEST FRIENDThis handcrafted bronze constellation cuff will remind her that she's the moon and the stars. By Winifred Grace, in every astrological sign. Price: $143 (three-quarters of an inch wide) at Winifred Grace, 5642 N. Clark St., WinifredGrace.com

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FOR YOUR WIFEThe Hermes Avalon tartan cashmere blanket: an instant heirloom. Price: $1,650 at Hermes, 25 E. Oak St., Hermes.com

FOR YOUR HUSBANDAn oversized chunky Lucite chess set ready for play or display in his office. Price: $795 at Jonathan Adler, 676 N. Wabash Ave., JonathanAdler.com

FOR YOUR JUST-RETIRED AUNTThis cork globe lets her track some globetrotting, plot a dream trip or pin memos all over the world. Price: $129 at CB2, 800 W. North Ave., CB2.com

FOR YOUR TRAINERHe's got your back; now get his. Pop for a set of coins good for five flat-tire fixes, and he can ride around town with all the confidence he needs in his back pocket. Price: $60 at Heritage General Store, 2959 N. Lincoln Ave., HeritageBicycles.com

FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENTFor the things she holds dear, brilliant Normann Copenhagen glass boxes designed by Simon Legald. A real find, just like your pro. Price: $37 (small) and $55 (large) at ID Chicago, 375 W. Erie St., IDChicago.com

...Brut Rose magnum at the Tasting Room, 106 Mill St., Utica, and Pops for Champagne, 601 N. State St., IllinoisSparklingCo.com and PopsforChampagne.com

FOR YOUR MECHANICHe can ejoy the taste of a draft at home with his brew and the simple push of a button. Copper-plated and battery-driven, this beer foamer by Norm Architects for Menu is the ideal find for your favorite fixer. Price: $38 at Art Effect, 934 W. Armitage Ave., ShopArtEffect.com

FOR YOUR KIDS' TUTORAn apple for the teacher reimagined as a honey pot by Michael Aram in gold plate and bronze. Price: $89 at Tabula Tua, 1015 W. Armitage Ave., TabulaTua.com

FOR YOUR PERSONAL SHOPPERFor the one who fills your closet with confidence, the 34 Le Redoute candle in a porcelain pot is a reinterpretation of a potpourri developed in the first Diptyque boutique. Price: $85 at Diptyque, 1645 N. Damen Ave., DiptyqueParis.com

FOR YOUR TRAVEL AGENTThis camo-drenched Defy dopp kit packs a stylish punch and is ready to get the goods going. Price: $48 at Space 519, 900 N. Michigan Ave., Space519.com

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Saint Harridan Andersonville Pop-Up Re-Engineers Suits For Women And Transmen

Saint Harridan is an Oakland based shopping boutique that specializes in high-end suits, ties, shirts, pants and more for those who can’t usually find what they are looking for at a regular men’s clothing store. The pop-up is happening next to Joie De Vine, at 1748 W. Balmoral and has been going since Friday. They will be open until the 23rd, […]

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Andersonville’s Saint Harridan Pop-Up Re-Engineers Suits For Women And Transmen

Saint Harridan is an Oakland based shopping boutique that specializes in high-end suits, ties, shirts, pants and more for those who can’t usually find what they are looking for at a regular men’s clothing store. The pop-up is happening next to Joie De Vine, at 1748 W. Balmoral and has been going since Friday. They will be open until the 23rd, […]

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Secrets Behind Open House Chicago: Edgewater Edition

While waiting in line for the Emil Bach House as part of Open House Chicago (OHC), a friend commented, “I wonder how they decide what’s on the list.” I had never really thought about it but with Edgewater being featured for the first time, I realized that this was a question that needed answering. Garrett […]

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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Halts Dumping of “Long-Standing” Water from EMC Basement

...Ms. Rice and Mr. Woodard, reports on the on the putrid odors pumping at the 5700 N. Ashland Ave site was producing in the West Edgewater/Andersonville neighborhood and homes.  The second article, written...

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Change in Tap Water Smell/Taste?

Has anyone else noticed a slight change in the smell/taste of tap water in the last few days? It's hard to peg but its somewhere between chlorine, a faint rotten egg, and iron.

  • NYCtoRP NewToRP

    No, I only drink bottle. I never smell my water. Is there a problem occurring?

  • ctc Yes!

    City water department called and told me to check my water heaters anode rod. I checked and my water heater has a stainless steel tank and no anode rod. Spoke with the water reclamation district who assured me that the emc pumping had no connection to my tap water. The tap water odor has since subsided so I suspect it had something to do with the Chicago water supply treatment...if that's the case, here's hoping that it was more helpful than harmful.

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – November 14, 2014

...in our community. You can bring hats and gloves to the 48th Ward office at 5533 N. Broadway. Our office is open Monday – Friday 9:00am-5:00pm and by appointment in the...

...Starting this day, you can drop off toys at three local businesses: The Coffee Studio, 5628 N. Clark George’s Ice Cream & Sweets, 5306 N. Clark Foursided Custom Framing Gallery, 5061 N. Clark...

...at three local businesses: The Coffee Studio, 5628 N. Clark George’s Ice Cream & Sweets, 5306 N. Clark Foursided Custom Framing Gallery, 5061 N. Clark. Toys can also be dropped off at the...

Peirce Elementary School (1423 W. Bryn Mawr) open house is on Friday, November 21st. Presentation starts at 8:30 am and tour of the school from 9am -10 am. For more info or to RSVP send email to: peirceopenhouse@gmail.com or Click here.

...all the girls supporting Care for Real, Saturday, November 15, 9:30pm at Call Bar, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr.  Proceeds at the door will benefit our organization, a season long winter clothing drive kicks...

...the Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, Sunday, November 23, 2014, 3:00pm at St. Ita’s, 1220 W. Catalpa (corner at Broadway).  Sponsored by Edgewater Community Religious Association (ECRA), we invite you to celebrate...

DIY Trunk Show November 22 from 10am-5pm Broadway Armory (5917 N. Broadway)

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...Times a Minute” explores elephants in captivity, and will be running at the Granville location (1109 W. Granville) Friday evening from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.  If you miss it there, it will...

...22, to watch the video and join a conversation about it at the Edgewater Workbench, 1130 W. Thorndale.  Click here to see the announcement...

...seminar for women on Wednesday, November 19 at 6:00pm at the 24th District (Auditorium), 6464 N. Clark Street. Please call the 24th District for more information at 312-744-6321. Click here for...

...5628 N. Clark George’s Ice Cream & Sweets, 5306 N. Clark Foursided Custom Framing Gallery, 5061 N. Clark. Toys can also be dropped off at the 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman’s office...

...coats (all sizes needed), boots, sweaters, socks, scarves, hats and mittens at Care for Real, 5339 North Sheridan Rd., Mon.-Fri 9:00am-3:45pm and Saturdays, 9:00am-1:00pm.  Contact Lyle at...

Emmanuel Congregation Holiday Market November 16 from 10am-3pm 5959 N. Sheridan Rd.Click here for more information

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La Colombe Coffee Roasters Opens In Andersonville

La Colombe opened their first retail store at 955 W. Randolph in 2011. Since then they have opened two more, one in Wicker Park and the other here in Andersonville at 5158 N. Clark. Officially open for business last Friday, the neighborhood reception to the coffee roaster has been extremely positive. Operations Manager Corey Polkow, […]

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Monthly Parking

I'm thinking about moving into a condo near Sheridan and Glenlake Ave. It doesn't come with a parking spot so I'm wondering if any one knows of monthly parking lots in that area? Thanks

  • Thanks everyone! I've tried all those but nothing is panning out. All the places I called are full and have a waiting list.
    I went out last night with a Realtor and saw some really nice places with parking included for a small fee. I'll probably go with one of those.

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Selling a bunch of living/dining room furniture

We're redecorating and selling the following items: cherry china cabinet, 8 Pottery Barn dining chairs, 3 wool rugs (8x10, 5x8, 3.5x5.5) in coordinating black/ivory color hues.

  • My email is chicagomom17044@gmail.com. Thanks!

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#ShopEdgewater Campaign Highlights Why We Love Shopping Local

As the temperatures start to drop, the pressures of holiday shopping rise. The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce recently launched a social media campaign to keep local merchants at the top of mind for Edgewater residents. The #shopedgewater campaign features a daily photo of customers, staff, and owners of Edgewater businesses with a caption describing the subject’s […]

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Found cat: updated picture

Hi all. I know the post was kind of grainy, but the only way for me to post a new pic is to post again. Here is an updated photo. I know many think kitty might be Jaden, but I am convinced it is not. This kitty has no orange.

This cat was found near Glenwood and Catalpa, in the alley just west of that intersection, heading south.

It is afraid of people at first, but I was able to...

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Hi all. I know the post was kind of grainy, but the only way for me to post a new pic is to post again. Here is an updated photo. I know many think kitty might be Jaden, but I am convinced it is not. This kitty has no orange.

This cat was found near Glenwood and Catalpa, in the alley just west of that intersection, heading south.

It is afraid of people at first, but I was able to convince it that I meant no harm...after which it purred and allowed me to pet it. I am taking it to a no kill shelter today at noon (I realized that the shelters I want to take it to aren't open until then). I will scan for a chip, but please keep searching for the owner in case it's not chipped.

Here's the original post: http://chicago.everyblock.com/pets/nov07-found-black-and-white-cat-6496455/

  • src Glenwood Home Owner

    Pam - thanks for the help. It's been non-stop frustration with some of these shelters. I understand their situation and it's really sad that the cat population is this large with so few homes willing to adopt. A friend of mine was in a very similar situation and basically had...

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    Pam - thanks for the help. It's been non-stop frustration with some of these shelters. I understand their situation and it's really sad that the cat population is this large with so few homes willing to adopt. A friend of mine was in a very similar situation and basically had to leave a cat at the door for it to get into a shelter.

    Harmony house specifically said twice (once by email and once by phone) that they couldn't help. Save-A-Pet in the burbs has been my best bet, with about a 4 week wait (pending openings).

    Uptown at least scanned for a chip. Maybe it was the specific guy I happened to receive that day who wouldn't help beyond that. I go there with my dogs, so I know they're generally really great.

    I'm definitely dedicated to getting this kitty into a no-kill, fostered, or (even better) adopted. Whatever resources you have to help would be greatly appreciated!

  • I just talked to another friend of mine and she suggested calling Critical Animal Relief Foundation or Felines Friends of chicago to see if they have space or advice?

    It is really sad. But yet if I see a stray I have to try and help.
    The rescues I'm sure...

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    I just talked to another friend of mine and she suggested calling Critical Animal Relief Foundation or Felines Friends of chicago to see if they have space or advice?

    It is really sad. But yet if I see a stray I have to try and help.
    The rescues I'm sure are very overwhelmned right now, especially since it has been getting cold.

    I'm waiting on john to call me back from NITT. They transport to rescues and fosters all over the place, even Wisconsin. I'm sure there has to be someone willing.
    I will talk more to you tomorrow when I see you.

    In the meantime... I'm going back out tonight to look for My friends cat Jaden.
    Let's hope we find her:-)

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Toy drive supports Care for Real and the over 800 children they serve

The Coffee Studio, 5628 N. Clark – Get a free gingerbread man for dropping off a toy

George’s Ice Cream & Sweets, 5306 N. Clark – Get a free scoop of ice cream for dropping off a toy

For each toy that you purchase and leave as a donation at Toys Et Cetera, 5311 N. Clark, the store will donate another new toy to Care for Real.

Toys can also be dropped off at the 48 Ward office at 5533 N. Broadway during their regular business hours.

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Foursided Custom Framing Gallery, 5061 N. Clark – Get a free greeting card for dropping off a toy

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    My students need markers, letter stamps and tiles, word cards, Wikki Sticks, dry erase pockets, cookie sheets and a pocket chart to organize engaging literacy centers.
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