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Weed Distribution Center

Regardless of how you feel about marijuana, this is opening in a residential neighborhood with many families living close by. Its at the old Pie Hole building on the corner of Clark and Argyle.

  • Medical weed dispensary = "more out of control weed" on our streets? Seriously? First of all, there is infinity weed on the streets already. It is everywhere and yet we all solider on bravely. Secondly, there are about zero AIDS patients selling their own stash for profit. As for methadone....

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    Medical weed dispensary = "more out of control weed" on our streets? Seriously? First of all, there is infinity weed on the streets already. It is everywhere and yet we all solider on bravely. Secondly, there are about zero AIDS patients selling their own stash for profit. As for methadone. These are also people with a terrible illness who deserve compassion and care as they try and get well. That said, their illness--narcotic addiction--is very very different than chronic pain, MS, AIDS, glaucoma, etc. Mostly because of the legal structure around sale and distribution of narcotics, the odd penal codes, and the lack of resources for recovery. But also because narcotic withdrawal is a kind of agony that will make a person do terrible things for releif. So a methadone clinic will inherantly have clientele who bring more baggage to a neighborhood than a weed dispensary will have. So yeah, different discussions. I am personally pro both for my 'hood, but reasonable people might disagree. Anti weed dispensary, I think, is less reasonable. So there is some "big city Chicago" think for you.

  • Aron: the only reason prescription meds can be black-marketed is that it is illegal. Otherwise it would mke no sense to buy it on the street and risk getting fake stuff or being robbed. People don't resell alcohol because the market has already set the price. Now weed will have the same market controls and resale won't be profitable. Gangs should have grass-rooted that election to keep it illegal.

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Need Honest Cheap Mechanic in the Neighborhood

Any recommendations????

  • Chicago Pete Northside realtor with Berkshire Hathaway

    The guys on the corner of Foster and Broadway have been servicing my car and my partner's car for about five years now. Long story short, I originally went to them thinking there was something majorly wrong with my car and there actually was nothing wrong. They charged me nothing....

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    The guys on the corner of Foster and Broadway have been servicing my car and my partner's car for about five years now. Long story short, I originally went to them thinking there was something majorly wrong with my car and there actually was nothing wrong. They charged me nothing. Throughout the years, they have shown themselves to be extremely knowledgeable, hard-working, and customer service oriented. Your first point of contact will probably be Robert, the manager, he is amazing. You specifically asked for a cheap mechanic. I find their prices to be reasonable. I would argue that more important than price is honesty. These guys are honest. Wherever you go, good luck!!

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Homeschooling Group/Drop-Off

Is there anyone homeschooling kids in the middle school to high school age range who lives in the Edgewater/Andersonville/Uptown/Rogers Park areas?

I was thinking about starting an informal drop-off at Edgewater Library (Broadway and Elmdale) where kids can do their school work, play chess, talk, etc. for two or three days (possibly five) each week--maybe four to six hours each day. If you're interested, let me know. (I haven't decided on the hours yet.)

Once interest is gauged, I'll host an informational meeting at the library.

  • PLSmithA Freelance writer and concerned citizen

    Thank you, Candice. I'll pass this information on to home educators.

  • Julie in Edgewater retired and curious

    Send Bunch of kids to library to play and talk? Where is the "home" in that? I like a quiet library, not a kids gathering place. When my generation learned library skills, it was to be done hushed.
    Yes things have changed somewhat. I even saw a branch where a room was reserved for clients who wanted a quiet place, suppose because children can no longer shush. When my son starts his homeschooling, may they practice their instruments in our library?

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FOUND Chihuaua Mix

Does anyone know who this little pooch belongs to?

He's a blonde-colored male chihuahua mix, approximately 15-20 lbs., with cataracts in both eyes.

A client of Bow Wow found him near Foster and Ravenswood earlier today.

He has been scanned for a microchip, but none was found.

  • Yes, I'm sure it's the same dog! I posted his description here on EB on Nov. 8. I was so sad that we couldn't get him. It was so cold out, and there are coyotes about. I left some dog food and water in the abandoned garage where I first spotted him. I have no idea if it was him that ate it, but I took the gamble that he might come back. (The food was gone after the second day.) This little dude is a survivor.
    http://chicago.everyblock.com/kindness/nov07-lost-white-dog-6496050/#comment-508717

  • Hope this baby finds his way home thanks to all the efforts made by a lot of good people here....Happy (safe) Thanksgiving all!!

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Uptown and Andersonville Gift Guide: Feminist Books, Sexy Games and More

For the health-conscious member of your family, consider a super hot class pack from Bikram Yoga Andersonville. The studio at 5715 N. Clark St offers 90-minute hot yoga classes seven days a week. A 10-class pack, which expires one year from your first visit, costs $140. A 20-class pack costs $240.

For your super proud Chicago pal, stop by GreenSky at 5357 N. Ashland Ave. The eco-boutique carries an assortment of locally-made products. Pick up Chicago flag soap...

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Women and Children First, 5233 N. Clark St, is the smartest place to stock up on best sellers for your book club friends...

For that very special someone in your life, stop by Early to Bed at 5044 N. Clark St. Beyond the standard adult store offerings, the shop offers specialty items like vegan lube ($3...

...there’s a one-stop shop for all your holiday shopping, it’s Foursided at 5061 N. Clark St. The shop’s custom framing center will help you find the perfect frame for a...

...that fashionable man in your life, check out the newly opened Notre menswear shop at 5202 N. Clark St. Pick up a plaid Band of Outsiders shirt ($275) or a classic pair of dark...

For the pet lovers in your life, stop by Jameson Loves Danger at 5208 N. Clark St. Spoil your furry friend with a fun collar or leash, a cushy bed, a new coat or gourmet treats. The store also features an entire wall of toys for your pet. Tails will wag this holiday season!

Hey, big spender! Take your favorite foodie to Uptown's hottest restaurant, 42 Grams, 4662 N. Broadway. The reservation-only spot earned two Michelin stars just months after opening, and feels more...

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – November 21, 2014

...season with a Concert Performance and Celebration on Thursday December 4th at Senn High School, 5900 N. Glenwood beginning at 3:30pm. Hear performances by Senn Arts, Hayt and Swift Elementary Schools, Sacred...

Bark Bark Club, 5943 N. Broadway – 1/2 Price nail trims, cider for humans, cookies and treats for humans and dogs all weekend

Cheetah Gym Edgewater, 5838 N. Broadway – “Keep It Local Deal” – One-year membership, no initiation fee, one personal training session for $499

Independent Spirits, Inc., 5947 N. Broadway – Free Independent Spirits, Inc. wine key to the first 20 people to purchase a bottle of wine with cash

Chicagoland Games: The Dice Dojo, 5550 N. Broadway

...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...

...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...

Story Time with Santa December 7, at 12pm and 1:30pm • more info 1206 W Rosedale Ave • 773-334-4543 Li’l Buds are hosting a fun event. There will be story time with Santa, holiday sing along with Mrs. Claus, and crafts with elf. Come enjoy the fun and get your family photo with Santa!

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

Now Open! Revival Social Club – 1133 W. Granville Earlier this week, I joined the owners of Revival Social Club to welcome them to...

Announced! Flaco’s Tacos – 1116 W. Granville

...next location in Edgewater! On Wednesday, the CTA Board approved a lease for 1116 and 1120 W. Granville, the two commercial storefronts on the north side of the street. Alderman Harry Osterman first...

...and Sunday, December 6 & 7 from 11-5, being held at the Blue Buddha Boutique, 1127 West Granville.  Featuring Vintage, Craft and Seasonal must haves; Wonderland PopUp Market promises a different kind of...

Audio Archaeology, 1324 W. Devon Ave. – Free ear buds and gift wrapping with purchase of $25 or more

Clark Devon Hardware, 6401 N. Clark St. – Hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies for shoppers Friday and Saturday

Jackalope Theatre Co., 1106 W. Thorndale Ave. – Free coffee with purchase of ticket to current show, Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake)

Maddiebird Bakery, 1445 W. Devon Ave. – Free coffee or tea with purchase

Ruff Haus Pets, 1206 W. Granville Ave. – 14% off non-food purchases, in honor of 14 years in business!

Salon Echo, 1134 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. – “Happy Spa Hour” — 30 minute express facial and blow dry style for $65. First five guests to schedule this offer receive #shopedgewater canvas tote with complimentary beauty care products

Sifu Design Studio & Fine Yarns, 6054 N. Broadway – 20% off purchase of $50 or more

Third Coast Comics, 6234 N. Broadway – 20% off graphic novels when you say “Holy cats! Graphic novels are awesome!”

True Nature Foods, 6034 N. Broadway – Free food samples all day

Green Element Resale, 6241 N. Broadway

Sophie’s Closet, 6124 N. Broadway

...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...

Northside Catholic Academy (1420 W. Granville)

Christmas Bazaar Saturday, Dec. 6 10-4pm and Sunday, Dec. 7 9-2:30pm • more info 1401 W. Granville • 773-764-3621 Pancake breakfast, artisans, crafters, used books, photos with Santa, children’s crafts and the famous white elephant where gently used items are sold.

Ebenezer Lutheran Church (1650 W Foster) Looking to buy local handmade goods for gift giving during the 2014 Holiday Season? Well look no further than The Crafters and Musicians Holiday Pop Up Market!  This market is featuring 26 artists and two musical acts!

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Trumbull School Proposals Presented At Community Meeting

Trumbull Elementary, located at 5200 N Ashland, has been empty for the last several months due to last year’s Chicago Public School’s closings. But last night Alderman Patrick O’Connor of the 40th ward held an open community meeting at Trumbull that had the auditorium spilling over with people to discuss potential uses for the historic […]

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Found | Wheaten Terrier

This dog was found at the lakefront near Montrose yesterday. No collar. Not chipped. For information or updates please call Kate at (312) 480-0781. Thank you.

  • aww poor dog,hope you are home for Thanksgiving.Thanks for helping it

  • any luck on finding owner?always loved Wheaton's,had one that was an escape artist as well,she was a great girl.

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Snow Removal for a 6-flat

Hello neighbors -
The snow-removal company that my building has contracted with for the past few years just stopped providing snow removal. We are self-managed and looking for a snow removal service for the winter. Any recommendations out there?
Best,
Julia

  • try propertycare1 @ 773-551-1246 ask for Robert. He has great rates and offers bundled services like common area cleaning and landscaping. WE LOVE HIM!!

  • I hope that snow removal company provides other services than snow removal... Its probably not a good business plan to drop your only service.

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Diana’s Daycare: Working With Area Resources To Achieve The Small Business Dream

Daycare is in high demand in Chicago these days. With limited options for working parents, there is a great need for affordable childcare within the city. Diana Anderson is one of the many small business owners trying to fulfill that need. Living her life-long dream of running her own daycare business, Diana has recently expanded […]

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  • Pweed McFeelio Andersonville

    Obviously, a lot of crazy people in our neighborhood, not just those on the bottle.

    Glad to see Jewel was cited for handling food near open wastewater pipes, among other things. That kind of filth is unsafe for anyone.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    Between failed inspection of Mariano's and this now,I'll stick to my generic brand Aldi thanks.

    Can't wait until Whole Foods opens up-I hope they have security around there too.

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  • Our Books Need a Home!

    Ms. Sweeney is asking for $332.64:
    My students need a low classroom shelves bookcase for more space for all their books!
    Peirce International Studies Elementary School Comment

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Police Activity Bryn Mawr

Anyone notice the police activity at Bryn Mawr and Winthrop?

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Homeschooling Group/Drop Off

Is there anyone homeschooling kids in the middle school to high school age groups who lives in the Edgewater/Andersonville/Uptown/Rogers Park areas?

I was thinking about starting an informal dropoff at Edgewater Library (Broadway and Elmdale) where kids can do their school work and hang out for two or three days (possibly five) each week--maybe four to six hours each day. If you're interested, let me know. (I haven't decided on the hours yet.)

Once interest is gauged, I'll host an informational meeting at the library.

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selling real estate using ads in church bulletin?

has anybody tried selling real estate in the neighborhood's nearest church weekly bulletin?

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Where we live, people (individuals and realtors) list homes in a weekly newsletter geared towards the religious community

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Acupuncturist looking for space

I'm an Acupuncturist looking for an integrative place to rent space. As of now I'm starting new, so am only looking for one room. Thanks!

  • Janet at 5555 Coop Share Holder

    We have a fabulous space available at the Edgewater Beach Apartments. It is an interior first floor space with views onto an interior courtyard with fountain. 1,039 square feet which can be subdivided. Great for spa, office, salon, boutique...Contact me....

  • Have you checked with Dr. Sarah at RE:Chiropractic + Wellness? It's above Big Jones and I think she still has a room for rent.

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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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