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A community blog focused on the neighborhood around Winnemac Park in the Ravenswood / Lincoln Square area of Chicago. Contact us to post news, events and useful information relevant to the area.

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

Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: September 2012

–> Winnemac Park Community  Discussion & Annual Update Why?    Learn about your park, give your feedback and ideas,                       join our volunteer teams, meet your neighbors! When?  Monday, October 1st from 7:00 – 8:30pm Where? Amundsen High School (enter through south door on                      Damen)… Continue reading Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: September 2012

Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood

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

Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: April 2016

Good News Everybody — Spring is coming (graupel nothwithstanding)! And since it is an even numbered year, that means local school council elections. As your current community representative on the Amundsen High School local school council, before I ask for your vote I’d like to give you an update on everything we’ve accomplished since the… Continue reading Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: April 2016

Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: Spring Registration for Park Programs

Spring Registration is coming soon for Chicago Park District activities in Winnemac Park! Online registration for spring programs begins at 9am on Tuesday, February 24 for Winnemac Park (and all parks located East of California Avenue).  In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 28.  There’s a bunch of activities you can participate in, no matter your… Continue reading Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: Spring Registration for Park Programs

Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: Friends of Amundsen Social Mixer

Looking for a stress-free path to high school for your child? Join neighborhood parents and friends at Friends of Amundsen’s informal mixer and “selective enrollment decompression session.” The gathering will include a short progress update about Amundsen High School followed by plenty of time to socialize and share our collective thoughts about a quality K-12… Continue reading Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: Friends of Amundsen Social Mixer

Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: April 2014

Hopefully, the easter bunny is not going to see his shadow next weekend.  That would mean yet another six weeks of winter.  (Nooooooooo!) Our Winnemac Park is set to host at least two separate Easter Egg hunts this year.  On Saturday from 10am to 12:30pm, Missio Dei Lincoln Square invites children up to 12 years… Continue reading Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: April 2014

Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: February 2013

Donorschoose.org remains a great way to help Chappell Elementary.   This fundraising sometimes goes under the radar but it is fun, easy and effective way to help Chappell teachers and students. Click for Chappell Projects Online Now! Right now there are only two Chappell projects up.  We will be adding a project Monday for the… Continue reading Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: February 2013

Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: December 2012

Just saw this sign posted at Jorndt Field.  It will be now be open M-F 8 am – 3 pm.  Photo, Scott Bloom If you have questions about why cuts were made and would like to see the hours restored, please call the Chicago Board of Education at (773) 553-1600.  This neighbor (Eric Rojas) has… Continue reading Winnemac Park Neighbors, Ravenswood: December 2012