Aug 02

Updated Jun 13

Any yard sale I can join?

Are there any neighborhoods forming yard sales I can join.

May 29

Refugee Family who worked for US Army Needs

Family arrived late last week in need of Rugs and a Microwave
Father worked for US army in Afghanistan and just came to Chicago last week.
Any help that can be given please let me knbow
evanzemil@gmail.com

May 19

Updated May 23

Need help changing range hood halogen bulb

(Insert lightbulb joke here). Sounds simple, but I have already injured myself following mfr. directions and got only one changed out. Other one won't budge even w/mfr's tool. Maybe I'm not strong enough--definitely not young enough. (No, it's not just a matter of "hold the bulb & unscrew"--these range hood lights were designed by idiots or sadists who hate people who need to cook). I have already injured my shoulder & wrist trying to get the second dead bulb out....

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(Insert lightbulb joke here). Sounds simple, but I have already injured myself following mfr. directions and got only one changed out. Other one won't budge even w/mfr's tool. Maybe I'm not strong enough--definitely not young enough. (No, it's not just a matter of "hold the bulb & unscrew"--these range hood lights were designed by idiots or sadists who hate people who need to cook). I have already injured my shoulder & wrist trying to get the second dead bulb out.
I don't want to go through any apps or clearinghouse websites. I just want someone strong enough to come over soon and do this for a reasonable and normal basic handyman fee. (Abt, the merchant who sold me the hood, wants me to fork over an arm & a leg and wait a week--highway robbery even with a discount). PM me if you can do this.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Never touched the old ones before they failed, but will take your advice. Wonder why they don't make LEDs with that kind of socket--halogens burn very hot and suck a lot of power. LEDs are less delicate, too.

  • Range hood lights? So, definitely not inside oven? If they're not for inside oven use, you can replace with LED. The manufacturer will usually not be selling an LED replacement but you can buy one as long as you match the bulb socket type, diameter/width, length.

    I've replaced an E17...

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    Range hood lights? So, definitely not inside oven? If they're not for inside oven use, you can replace with LED. The manufacturer will usually not be selling an LED replacement but you can buy one as long as you match the bulb socket type, diameter/width, length.

    I've replaced an E17 T6-1/2 with an E17 LED that's shorter (diameter was important but length was not). I've also replaced the two 20W halogen bulbs (G-something, forgot type) under the OTR microwave oven with 3W LEDs. For this one, it wasn't just the Pins that mattered. The size and the shape of the base mattered.

Apr 30

Updated May 01

What a nice dedication of a Community Room at Edgewater Public Library in honor of Betty Barclay

On Saturday a room was dedicated in memory of Betty Barclay. This was a nice tribute. Betty gave a lot of her time and effort to the community. Thank you to those that attended and to those that made this possible.

Now if we can only figure out how to also honor Marilyn Pierce. Marilyn was also a major contributor to improving Edgewater. Alderman - can we name Thorndale for Marilyn Pierce?

  • John M. Holden John Holden, 20+year Uptown resident

    Hi All - This message is from John Holden, the president of the EPIC block club where Lynn lived and a personal friend. A Japanese Maple, Lynn's favorite tree, will be planted in her honor near the entrance to the Broadway Armory. That is all Lynn wanted done as a...

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    Hi All - This message is from John Holden, the president of the EPIC block club where Lynn lived and a personal friend. A Japanese Maple, Lynn's favorite tree, will be planted in her honor near the entrance to the Broadway Armory. That is all Lynn wanted done as a remembrance of her life and work in the community. There is also a small plaque on the CTA columns near the Thorndale Red Line station, honoring the work of Lynn and others who worked to make that street a safe place for decent folk.

  • headsup not available

    John - do you think I should abandon my quest for an honorary street sign? I was close to Lynn too and I know how private she was - but still thought it would be a nice gesture. Perhaps I am wrong?

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