Thursday, September 26, 2013

NEIGHBOR MEETING October 15th! Amundsen Principal, Winnemac Park Update, Local Real Estate, Baseball and More!

Winnemac Park Neighbors and Winnemac Park Advisory Council 
will once again host a community get together at Dolce Casa Café.  Come out and network with neighbors at a great local business. Topics will focus on recent activities surrounding
Winnemac Park.

Tuesday, October 15th at 6:30PM
Dolce Casa Café
4947 N Damen

-Amundsen High School's Principal Pavichevich will update neighbors on school activities and answer questions.  Amundsen has a big footprint on the park campus so get to know your neighbor!

-Winnemac Park Advisory Council President Scott Bloom will be on hand to talk initiatives, activities and accomplishments at the park this past year.  This is a great time to get involved at Winnemac Park.  Topics will include programming, park clean-ups, and increasing volunteerism.

-Welles Park Parents Association will update neighbors on the new Fall Baseball league at Winnemac Park and provide information on playing in their baseball leagues.

-Neighbor and Real Estate Broker Eric Rojas of Kale Realty will have some local real estate updates on prices, sales, renting, interesting stats and a look at the booming construction and development. Ask questions about the local market.  We are trying to get some local officials to discuss the large amount of development around Lawrence and Damen.

We'll update speakers and topics as we get confirmations.  If you are interested in speaking at a Winnemac Park Neighbors gathering or would like to help organize a meeting please contact

See you soon!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

2nd Annual Golden Stein Beer Competition raised a glass (and some money) for the Winnemac Park Advisory Council

Guests quaffed home made beer which was paired with tasty bites from Chef Ross of Dolce Casa Cafe. The night ended with a raffle and the announcement of the crowd favorites

Thank you to everyone who helped out!

The fellas from Brew Camp made beer on site

Each brewer brewed 4 different categories of beer.

Even beer has rules

Beers were named

Some more creative than others


Since you asked, it's a Cypriot semi-hard cheese

This was my favorite. No plate required
Serious brewing equipment

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

For Rent! Great Lincoln Square 2 bedrooms apartment $1,500 a month, Pets OK!

Kitchen with dishwasher

Lincoln Square/ Ravenswood, 1100 sq. ft, 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment for rent October or November. 4800 block of Damen.  $1,500/month.  Hardwood floors throughout.  LR with sunroom, separate DR, updated kithcen with microwave, dishwasher and lots of counter space, 2 bedrooms, and newly gutted bathroom.  Large entry way closet.  Separate central AC and heat, decorative fireplace, laundry on premises.  Heat, AC, electic paid by tenant.  Garage negotiable, and pets welcome.  Storage space in basement.  Near brown line and Metra. 
Contact Linda at 773-610-0707 

Rent from a Winnemac Park Neighbor! 
Contact Linda at 773-610-0707 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

14th Annual "Friends of the Grape Fundraiser for St Matthias School, Lincoln Square


St. Matthias Parish and School located at 4910 N. Claremont hosts its annual Friends of the Grape Wine Festival Sunday October 6th 12:30-6:30pm featuring up to 40 wines paired with tastings from 20 of Lincoln Square‘s finest restaurants. This annual “first weekend in October” event will continue its tradition of a LIVE & silent auction, raffles, entertainment & much more.

Jillian and I are excited to be on the Friends of the Grape committee this year and hope to help make it a great event.  The food and wine is a fantastic deal and we think there are fun auction packages for every budget!
Learn more about the event and food HERE

Thursday, September 12, 2013

St Matthias Elementary School in the news! New IB program

Lincoln Square Patch did a nice story on St. Matthias Elementary School and it's development of the new International Baccalaureate middle years program.

Click HERE to read the story!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Alderman O'Connor throws first pitch at new Winnemac Park fall baseball

It's a strike!  Alderman O'Connor brings the heat at the first weekend of Welles Park Parent Association baseball at Winnemac Park.  WPPA members and baseball leaders Lonny Essex, Jim Coffman and Stephen Reynolds also on the mound (All photos by Eric Rojas, Real Estate Broker)

I had the pleasure to stop by and watch the first pitch ceremony at the inaugural season of fall baseball at Winnemac Park.  Welles Park Parent Association (WPPA) member Steven Reynolds brought together Welles Park Baseball, Amundsen High School, the 40th Ward Alderman's office and the Chicago Park District to meet the demand for youth baseball at Winnemac Park.  Over 350 kids signed up quickly!
The teams line up for the first pitch!

From left: Fall ball commissioner Lonny Essex, WPPA member and neighbor Stephen Reynolds and 40th Ward Alderman O'Connor discuss the new baseball league.

Families gathered around three diamonds of baseball action.  The crowds are great for exposure to the park, quality of life in the neighborhood and local business.

Please contact the Welles Park Parent Association for more information on their baseball leagues and other local activities.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

This Saturday Evening September 14th- Vote for your favorite beer at Winnemac Park fundraiser!

Enjoy craft beers, food and vote for the winners!  This is a great opportunity to support projects at Winnemac Park!
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