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New to Lakeview/Chicago. Looking to meet new people/friends

Hey! I'm 24 and new to the area. I moved from Ohio. I am wonderig if there are any groups in the area related to coffee/wine/book clubs? Also just looking to meet new people and friends. Thanks!

  • When I moved to Chicago, I made a lot of friends by taking classes at The Old Town School of Folk Music. It's in Lincoln Square, not Lakeview, but it's pretty close. You can learn to play practically any instrument you might be interested in or you can take a...

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    When I moved to Chicago, I made a lot of friends by taking classes at The Old Town School of Folk Music. It's in Lincoln Square, not Lakeview, but it's pretty close. You can learn to play practically any instrument you might be interested in or you can take a dance class. They teach in a group setting so it's easy to meet people.

    http://www.oldtownschool.org

    Or if that isn't your thing, you can take an art class at Lillstreet, in Ravenswood. They have all sorts of classes ranging from traditional painting, to pottery, to metalwork. Also a great way to meet like minded people.

    http://lillstreet.com

  • Hope, Lakeview I live in a condo in the north Lakeview area

    Definitely check out meet up groups

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New Streetlights

Just installed on Greenview. I think they chose a fixture that allows too much light and glare to be undirected and so spills horizontal (Everyone's windows and eyes). Rather they should have chosen a lamp that directs the light to the ground. Also I am praying that they will paint the bright shining aluminum. The City has made so many good choices in the past regarding public fixtures. Retro and period street lamps painted monochromatic dark greens. Someone blew this one.)

  • Sounds like the same ones we have in Francisco. Other then the shiny metal, I like them. We have one right in front of our house. It's nice for the kids playing out front as the sun goes down. Also, the fact that we actually have street lights for the sidewalks instead of just the streets is awesome. Like that for my wife and children walking down the street in the evening.

  • Bob

    In the past, a neighbor was able to get the City to block some of the light with a piece of metal sheeting placed inside the light globe fixture.

43 min ago

Graffiti?

Found near Aldine and Broadway. Does anyone know what this is?

46 hours ago

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Excel 2013 class - free or paid. Recommendations?

I'm looking for someplace in Chicago, between Lakeview and downtown, to learn about Excel 2013. I want a live instructor, not a virtual one. I've looked and found several paid options. I fully expect to pay but would like a recommendation if anyone has one. Thank you.

  • @ Gregory - Thank you very much for posting. Looks like I just missed the Excel classes for this season but I imagine there will be another set next year.

  • I've been using Excel (and other spreadsheet applications) for over 25 years and am quite knowledgeable, hence my coworkers over the years often asking for my assistance. I know you said you wanted tutorials with an actual person, but this might help in the meantime. I've found a website with really good (and free) lessons on how to use Excel (and Word) and found it to be as good resource for beginner and intermediate users to reference.

    http://www.gcflearnfree.org/excel2013

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Help preserve the monarchs

Help sustain the dwindling monarch butterfly population by planting a few milkweed seeds in your garden or in any open ground near you (e.g., vacant lots, along the train tracks, in community gardens). The widespread agricultural use of herbicides that kill plants like milkweed has had a devastating impact on the monarch population, since milkweed is the only plant the monarch larvae feed on.
I will place a box of seed pods on my parkway garden at 1231 W. Addison,...

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Help sustain the dwindling monarch butterfly population by planting a few milkweed seeds in your garden or in any open ground near you (e.g., vacant lots, along the train tracks, in community gardens). The widespread agricultural use of herbicides that kill plants like milkweed has had a devastating impact on the monarch population, since milkweed is the only plant the monarch larvae feed on.
I will place a box of seed pods on my parkway garden at 1231 W. Addison, so help yourself to a few seeds. The large seed pods are for the common milkweed that gets about 3 feet tall and has fragrant pink flowers, while the small dark pods are from butterfly weed, another type of milkweed that has orange flowers and gets about 2 feet tall.
Conservationists are calling for a nationwide campaign to save the monarch--you can be a part of this effort. It's a great project for kids, too. Read more at http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-monarch-butterfly-herbicide-kennedy-perspec-102-20141021-story.html

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Deciphering gang graffiti

On my morning walk I noticed a lot of stickers around Belmont Harbor containing an X and the letters S H I T in each of the four quadrants. Some were more elaborate and some were very simple. Most seem to be located near other graffiti. In one case, the sticker contained the dates Oct. 23, Oct. 24, Oct. 25 and Oct. 26. Anyone have any insights? (And yes, I reported the graffiti to the city.)

There seems to be...

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On my morning walk I noticed a lot of stickers around Belmont Harbor containing an X and the letters S H I T in each of the four quadrants. Some were more elaborate and some were very simple. Most seem to be located near other graffiti. In one case, the sticker contained the dates Oct. 23, Oct. 24, Oct. 25 and Oct. 26. Anyone have any insights? (And yes, I reported the graffiti to the city.)

There seems to be a URL on some of the stickers, but I'd rather not get my computer infected with a virus. Google didn't turn up anything useful. The photographs were taken in the Roscoe underpass, but I also noticed a lot of the stickers toward the south end of the harbor.

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We heard great things about EveryBlock and wanted to check it out.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    RENOVATE AN EXISTING RESTAURANT TENANT SPACE FOR NEW GLAZE RESTAURANT.WORK TO INCLUDE NEW INTERIOR FINISHES & COOKING EQUIPMENT UNDER EXISTING KITCHEN HOOD, NEW LIGHTING & REBALANCE EXISTING HVAC SYSTEM. NO PLUMBING WORK, EXISTING FIXTURES TO REMAIN FOR REUSE.

    3112 N. Broadway Issued October 22, 2014 Comment

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Advice on Sealing Split-Faced Block

Hi neighbors - For those who live in a condo with split-faced block, any advice or lessons you can share on having it treated to protect against moisture? I'm on the board for a 6-unit condo with split-faced block on two sides of the building. We last had it treated in 2010, and I'm calling some contractors for quotes to get it done again in the spring. That said, I wanted to do a little research beforehand. Any information you can share on local contractors, types of sealing products, or things to ask about or watch out for would be much appreciated!

  • Thank you all for your referrals and insights on sealing products - I greatly appreciate it! I've called a few contractors for quotes and plan to get this done when the weather is dry enough in the spring. Thanks, again!

47 hours ago

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Book Clubs

Anyone know of an East Lake View book club that is expanding membership?
Finishing Barbara Kingsolver's Flight Behavior (big Kingsolver fan) and hoping to find a group that plans to discuss this or others of her books. (fyi: GoodReads has a video interview with her that you might want to check out.)

  • Lindsey G. New to Lakeview/Chicago

    I am interested in joining. I am new to the area.

  • K M

    ARGH. We never really got this off the ground....but welcome to Lakeview!

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Where to donate mini toiletries

Does anyone know where I can donate mini toiletries? I have so many from hotel stays/birthday gifts/holiday gifts - and I really just don't use them. I was wondering if anyone knew where I can give these away?

  • Also best not to donate mini-mouthwashes as many contain alcohol and are not accepted by organizations anyhow.

  • so many great causes and such a great idea! i have hundreds of these from years of business travel, and it's clear that i will never use them. i'm going to drop off today!

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10 Things to Do

...comedy, seeing him live is better. October 25, 8 p.m. $25-$35. Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway St., 773-327-3175...

This article has 6 other Chicago locations (Show)

...23, 5:30 p.m. Free, but space is limited and RSVP required. Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., 312–335–1650...

...the current state of musical theater. Through Nov. 2. $33-$100. Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., 800-775-2000...

...despite their dapper tuxedos. October 30, 5 p.m. $18, Shedd members $9. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr., 312-939-2438...

...restaurant. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free. Tru, 676 N. St. Clair St. Reservations for lunch at Tru during the auction is $75 and can be made by...

...of India. Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. $20. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., 312-334-7777. Here's a sample from "Raag Rageshri...

...the school break, this is a good bet. Dec. 17-21. $25-$75. Chicago Theatre (175 N. State St.), 800-745-3000...

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Peoples Gas, what's going on?

For the third time this year, Peoples Gas has been working on the 3600 block of North Ashland Avenue. Just one month after the street had been smoothly repaved they came back and started ripping it apart all over again. Now we have five metal plates that rattle the homes along the way and the noise doesn't allow for a good night sleep. They have extended the "No Parking" ban all along the block for yet another week but nobody shows up to work even on sunny days. I am afraid the constant shaking is going to take a toll on the homes in the area. Does anybody know how to go about reporting this?

  • Herecomestheman Character assassin.

    Peoples infrastructure is the same as most in this country. Water mains,sewers and bridges are all crumbling and in need of updating. There are a lot of things that should have been replaced 50 years ago.

  • C'mon it's Peoples and the City of Chicago, two of the most inept and inefficient entities on earth, and you want sense, efficiency and coordination?

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Masonry Repair?

Howdy! Does anyone have a recommendation for a good, honest and reasonably-priced masonry contractor? Need some repairs in the Wrigleyville area. Thanks!

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