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5 ways to enjoy the ghost chair in Winnemac park.

If you’re looking for a unique way to enjoy the outdoors, look no further than the ghost chair in Winnemac Park. Here are five ways to make the most of the ghost arm chair… How to enjoy the ghost chair in Winnemac Park? 1. Read a book. Curl up with a good book and relax… Continue reading 5 ways to enjoy the ghost chair in Winnemac park.

Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: Co-Ed Summer Softball

Activities in the park include park district sponsored activities, but also privately run activities hosted by organizations that rent space in our beautiful park.  One of those organizations is Ravenswood Catholic Young Adults (RCYA), who are hosting a 16 inch Summer Softball League this year. But, you don’t need be a member, or even Catholic,… Continue reading Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: Co-Ed Summer Softball

Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: 2018

Lawrence Avenue has been selected by the Illinois Department of Transportation as a self driving car test corridor.  Apparently the new streetscape along Lawrence was an important factor in its selection, as the lower speeds, higher pedestrian usage, and the presence of moderately well traveled bike lanes makes it one of the more challenging environments… Continue reading Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: 2018

Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: 2017

Last week, residents asked for a development moratorium along Lawrence avenue, at least until a master plan was developed. Long-time residents expressed fears that increasing density is out of character with the neighborhood, and that commercial traffic and apartments will be too close to the idyllic single family homes and two flats that adjoin the… Continue reading Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: 2017

Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: Park Advisory Council Meeting Cancelled

Good news everybody — it’s friggin cold again!  You may not think that’s good news today, but thanks to Lake Michigan’s ability to retain heat (and cold), super cold winters lead on average to less than sweltering summers. In the meantime, the February meeting of the park advisory council has been cancelled by Mr. Vacala… Continue reading Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: Park Advisory Council Meeting Cancelled

Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: October 2014

Amundsen High School is again presenting a Haunted House Asylum this year, and everyone is invited, although young kids and folks with a heart condition might want to think twice.  Some photos from night 1 appear after the break, but be warned they are a bit creepy. The show continues Wednesday and Thursday night this… Continue reading Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: October 2014

Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: March 2014

40th Ward Residents:  Public Meeting Thursday April 3rd, 2014 at 7:00PM Chappell School- OLD GYM 2135 W Foster (Door #15 on Foster side) The purpose of this meeting is to address a proposal to build a 3 unit condominium on the property located at 2309 W Foster which has been vacant for many years. The… Continue reading Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: March 2014

Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: June 2013

  Throughout the summer, Ravenswood Covenant Church (4900 N Damen Ave) will be having a drop-in center for 6th – 12th grade youth on Tuesday afternoons, 3:00-5:00pm. Our gym and youth room will be open for hanging out, playing games and being active.  We will be serving Sloppy Joes as part of our kick-off event… Continue reading Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: June 2013

Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: April 2013

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… Continue reading Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: April 2013

Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: March 2013

Thursday, March 21st at 7PM: Bowmanville Community Organization hosts their open meeting tonight, North Community Bank, 5241 N Western Avenue Saturday, March 23rd at 6PM: Jam for Bread Food Pantry Fund Raiser, Borelli’s 2124 W. Lawrence Avenue Visit http://tinyurl.com/bwr4r7r Sunday, March 31st, 9AM:  Winnemac Park Easter Egg Hunt, Winnemac Park play-lot.  Sponsored by Community Christian… Continue reading Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: March 2013