April 2010 Blog Posts (32)

Argentine Restaurant

Sorry I forgot the name. It's now open for lunch.

Added by Joyce Porter on April 30, 2010 at 8:32am — 2 Comments


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What Do You Think of the 350 Signs in Oak Park?

There's an article in this week's Wednesday Journal about the mysterious 350 signs around Oak Park:



The Village of Oak Park has placed five of the large, black and white displays across the community to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, which is April 22.


The article goes on to… Continue

Added by Becca on April 29, 2010 at 9:04pm — 10 Comments


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Letter Carrier Food Drive on May 8

Just a friendly reminder about the letter carrier food drive on May 8. Here's some more info from the food drive website:



The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) announced today that the nation’s largest annual food drive to combat hunger will be conducted this year on Saturday, May 8. On that day, letter carriers will collect non-perishable donations from homes as…
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Added by Becca on April 29, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments


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What's Up With the Elementary School Names on the Sidewalk?

We were out for a walk today and noticed that "Hatch" had been painted end of many sidewalks in our neighborhood. We saw the same thing when we were walking by Mann. Has anyone else seen this in their neighborhood and do you know what it's for? I'm intrigued.

Added by Becca on April 28, 2010 at 8:27pm — 11 Comments

Divine Consign Featured in Chicago Magazine Sales Check

We are thrilled to be featured in the Chicago Magazine April issue, and were also featured in their April 27 Sales Check site online! Click below to read the story...



Divine Consign featured on Chicago Magazine



Things are moving and shaking here in Oak Park, and now the word is out throughout Chicagoland! Stop in and see what all the fuss is about! We have two locations in Oak Park:

111 N. Oak… Continue

Added by Divine Consign on April 28, 2010 at 7:36am — No Comments


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The Farmers' Market Needs You

The Village posted the following info about Farmers Market volunteers on their Facebook page:



Volunteers are needed to work two-hour shifts on Saturdays during the market season. The first Market of the 2010 season will be Sat., May 22. The market is open from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., every Saturday morning, from opening day through October, in the…
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Added by Becca on April 27, 2010 at 9:08pm — No Comments


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Muse Boutique Opens on Marion Street This Friday

As you probably know, there are currently a few vacant storefronts on Marion Street. Luckily one of them has been taken by a new boutique called Muse that is opening on Friday. Their ribbon cutting/grand opening is at 10:30 a.m. and they will be open until 9 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, they will even have live models. Here's some additional info I received from the Village about the store:



Muse a boutique for inspired living Opening this Friday at…
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Added by Becca on April 27, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments


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Summer music classes for kids and adults

Dominican University has launched a new Community Music Program, featuring a series of summer music classes for children, teens and adults, starting in June. Registration is ongoing.



The music program offers three-week sessions of classes in piano, strings, voice and musicianship. Most of the classes will focus on ensemble work, giving students the opportunity to learn and play music together. Classes are available to those who want to learn an instrument or to improve music… Continue

Added by Dominican University on April 27, 2010 at 2:03pm — No Comments


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Stop Work Order for Delia's Kitchen on Lake Street

A helpful tipster recently provided me with an update on the restaurant going into the Maple Tree location on Lake Street known as Delia's Kitchen (or Cafe ... I'm not sure which). It appears that the renovations may be on hold as a result of the stop work order he spotted on the door.



Hopefully they won't be delayed too long. Oak Park is in need of some new breakfast alternatives asap.…



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Added by Becca on April 26, 2010 at 5:42pm — 1 Comment


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Oak Park Census Participation Update

I recently received the following update on our Census participation rate. Not too shabby, Oak Parkers!



Overall we are now at 75% (in a tight race with River Forest at 76%) and poised to break our 2000 rate of 76%! To track our progress, daily updates are available at http://2010.census.gov/2010census/take10map/index.php. Look for the Participation Rate…
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Added by Becca on April 23, 2010 at 6:53am — No Comments

Happy to be here!!!

Hey Oak Parkers!
I grew up in Oak Park and am just moving back! Its great to be here and what an awesome ning! Thanks Becca for setting it up and everyone else who is contributing! This is fantastic!
Peace and love,
Gina~HarKirat

Added by Gina Harris on April 21, 2010 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Remote control your dad's computer with TEAMVIEWER

My dad is 86 and has learned to use computers in the past 7 years. He often needs help. Sometimes it is something so simple as putting an icon on his desktop to go to a favorite site.



I have found that Teamviewer.com offers an excellent free connection program. I can control his entire computer--even reboot it. He lives in Florida near Cape Canaveral.



I have also been able to teach him by using this program. We both get on speaker phone and I will demo, then he practices… Continue

Added by Brent Jones on April 20, 2010 at 7:33am — 3 Comments

CTA GREEN LINE IPHONE THEFT

BEWARE OF iPHONE AND BLACKBERY THIEVES ON CTA GREEN LINE!

MY iPHONE WAS STOLEN RIGHT OUR OF MY HANDS ON APRIL 13, 2010. THE CTA DOES NOT HAVE SECURITY CAMERAS ON THE GREEN LINE PLATFORM EXITS WHERE THEY ARE NEEDED MOST, ESPECIALLY AT THE CICERO - LARAMIE AND CENTRAL EXITS.

DESCRIPTION: THUG, LOW LIFE, GOOD FOR NOTHING CREEP WAS WEARING A BLACK BASEBALL CAP, HE MEASURED BETWEEN 5'9" and 6' FEET TALL, SLENDER BUILD, BLACK TEEN BETWEEN 18 AND 22, WITH LOOSE BLACK JEANS AND A BLACK… Continue

Added by Maria Sanchez on April 16, 2010 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments


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Paint Exchange This Saturday

A little bit of news from the latest Village e-mail:



Great Paint Exchange is Saturday Residents may safely dispose of unwanted, but useable paint at The Great Paint Exchange, scheduled for Sat., April 17. Half-to-full cans of paint will be accepted from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Anyone in need of paint may pick it up from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 708.358.5700 or e-mail…
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Added by Becca on April 15, 2010 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments


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Restaurant Review: Aripo's

The long-awaited Venezuelan restaurant, Aripo's, officially opened it's doors on Wednesday to crowds of hungry Oak Parkers.



For those of you who haven't heard of Aripo's, they specialize in Venezuelan sandwiches called arepas. I've never had an arepa before, so I didn't really know what to expect.



First off, I will say that they did a great job with the renovation. The interior was colorful and cozy. They even had two small tables set up outside.



Aripo's Given… Continue

Added by Becca on April 15, 2010 at 7:30pm — 13 Comments

Condominium Associations - Rules and Regulations

Mastercare Building Services, Inc. will be hosting a seminar, in conjunction with Keough & Moody, P.C., for condominum association Board Members. Guest speaker Attorney Gabriella R. Comstock will be present to offer her experience and knowledge regarding Rules and Regulations.



When: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Time: 6:30-8:30PM

Where: Oak Park Public Library - Main Branch (834 Lake St.) in the Veterans' Room on the Second Floor



Topics to be discussed:

*Role… Continue

Added by Mastercare Building Services on April 14, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Spring Special for Caregivers

Spring is a time to renew and renergize -- Gunther's Grades would like to honor those of you who are caregiver's for individuals who need long-term care by offering a free three month membership to our web community, www.gunthersgrades.com.



Gunther’s Grades is a web community for caregiver's and families that have loved ones who need long-term care. It is a resource to find the latest news around the US about issues of interest, a forum to… Continue

Added by Cindy Pawlak on April 13, 2010 at 9:22pm — No Comments


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Jane Austen Book and Movie Club in Oak Park

The books are great fun and so are the movie adaptations. This will allow us to explore the books of Jane Austen as well as the movies that were made recently e.g. Mansfield Park (movie) combines aspects of Jane Austen's life with Fanny Price. We'll also include some Jane-related books and movies such as The Jane Austen Book Club and Becoming Jane.



Jane Austen Book and Movie Club - Introductions and planning

Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 8:00PM



This will be a chance for… Continue

Added by Yasmeen on April 10, 2010 at 9:20am — 2 Comments

Six Degrees of Separation - We are all connected.

When I was growing up not far from here, my father told me that I was somehow distantly related to or connected to Frank Lloyd Wright, but if he explained the relationship I didn't remember. It felt like an urban legend. Still, it was a good line at a party.



Then, this week, thanks to a family tree being developed by another distant connection, I found the answer. Someone added a photo of Wright to his branch of the tree. When I clicked on the link it showed my connection: "Frank… Continue

Added by Leonard Grossman on April 10, 2010 at 9:09am — 1 Comment

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