Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Spring Clean and Green wrap up, Winnemac Park in the news!

Over 30 people (and some of their kids) came out to the 2nd Annual Spring Clean and Green on Saturday morning at Winnemac Park...despite the snow on the ground.  Ouch!  The event was in concert with the City-wide Spring Clean and Green Earth Day celebrations supported by the 47th and 40th Wards Aldermen and the Streets and Sanitation Yard.

Check out the video by Northwestern University Medill School Journalist student Jayna Omaye!

Thanks to neighbors Jeffrey Newman, Scott Bloom and Karen Kolb for helping with set up, staffing the registration table and cleaning up! 

 Neighbors register and fill-up on breakfast goodies and was cold!    
Hard work = strawberries and donuts!

Neighbors also helped identify and mark Ash trees that are in danger of infestation.  

Winnemac Park on Saturday, April 20th 2013
We have our bags!
Thank you to the Winnemac Park Advisory Council (email [email protected]) for co-sponsoring the event and to all the neighbors for greening the park!  Watch here for more "meet-up, clean-up" events coming soon.  Even though we have a great and relatively clean park, we found plenty of glass and trash to clean up...keep an eye out!

This year's most interesting find in the park... a 6 ft metal pole!
See you next time!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

This Weekend! Winnemac Park Spring Clean and Green on Saturday April 20th, 9:30a-12:30p

*Please stop by the center tennis court in Winnemac Park to sign-in, grab a treat and get supplies. 
The park will be soggy, so wear proper boots and shoes! 
Drop off your old electronics for recycling.
Questions/ RSVP at
If you are interested in the Winnemac Park Advisory Council specifically, email

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Soccer skills and games at Amundsen

Chicago Park District soccer skills and games for Kindergarten and first graders.  The skills class is held in the second floor gym at Amundsen High School.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Children's Fair and Concert Fundraiser! Saturday, April 27th

Thanks neighbor Nilsa Sweetser for the flyer!

Art Show, Gallery Opening Friday May 3rd our neighbors!

Support our neighbors in this local art show!

Monday, April 8, 2013

City-Wide Spring Clean and Green: Winnemac Park Clean-Up Saturday, April 20th

Supplies provided by the 40th and 47th Wards Streets and Sanitation yard.

Flyer by neighbor Kris Swanberg!

Friday, April 5, 2013

School closing forums come to the neighborhood

Chappell Elementary  photo by: Eric Rojas

You've probably seen some of the hubbub in the media lately about schools closings coming for some Chicago public schools. Our own Chappell Elementary is proposed to be a "welcoming" school for some of the students currently attending Trumbull Elementary (located at Foster and Ashland).  Although Mayor Emanuel has stated that the proposed closings are more or less a done deal, CPS is still holding public meetings for parents, teachers, and community members to comment.  Whether you support the closing plan, oppose it, or just want to check out all the commotion for yourself, you can do so at Amundsen High School.  Hearings for Trumbull (and by extension, Chappell) are scheduled for Tuesday April 9 and Friday April 12, at 5pm. Details are available from DNAinfo, Patch, or CPS itself.

If you're not interested, you might want to steer clear of Amundsen during the evenings next week -- community meetings for school closings around the north side are being held there back-to-back all week long, and things are likely to get boisterous, to put it kindly.
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