On August 18, the second of a three part series on condo board management will be held. Hosted by Lakeside Community Development, the seminars help condo owners manage their associations more effectively.
Tuesday, August 18
Taft West and Brian White will lead a discussion on how to effectively self-manage your association, the roles and responsibilities of a self-managed organization, and how to evaluate the needs of your condo group. It will be held at the Edgewater Public Library, 1210 W Elmdale, from 6 – 8 pm.
Lori Pastore, Asst VP at DeWitt Stern, will discuss the insurance needs of condominium groups. Roosevelt Library (1101 W Taylor) from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
Property Tax reassessment notices are out, and if you want to protest your tax increase, you must file by September 3.
There are 2 meetings scheduled on Chicago’s north side where you can go to learn about property taxes, reassessments, and filing protests to reduce your tax amount.
Cook County Assessment Appeal Process Seminar
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Lane Tech High School (Lunch Room)
2501 W. Addison
During this meeting, the Cook County Assessor’s Office will be presenting information on how they arrived at their assessments, provide information on how to appeal their assessment, and verify that residents are receiving all forms of tax relief for which they are eligible. You do not need to RSVP for this meeting.
Cook County Assessor’s Office
I can’t thank the volunteers at Mondog enough.
My Dewey salivates, pants, and squirms as we approach the dog beach at Montrose. He lives to play frisbee and run in the waves. It’s a fabulous place for Chicago dogs.
Don’t forget to get your Chicago Dog Beach/Park license, though. Fines can be stiff.
Chicago Canine Guide
Dog Friendly Things to Do in Chicago
Top 10 Dog Beaches
Chicago Dog Registration
Dog Registration FAQ
For Cook County Dog Park Visitors
Animal Medical Center of Chicago
For information on dog friendly homes in the Uptown area – walking distance to Mondog – contact Anne Rossley at Rubloff.
Or, to view homes for sale today in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, select this link.
Uptown Resources and Links
Anne’s Favorite Uptown Restaurants
With summer half over, make sure you mark your calendar with the date and location for the next free movie you’re going to go see. Here are the movies on Chicago’s north side for you to consider…
If you’re unsure if the park is near Edgewater, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, or Lincoln Square, select the park’s name and see the address.
Free Movies in Chicago Parks
In the active Uptown Community, there are currently 23 homes for sale. The price range is wide – from $ 449,000 for a home at 1530 W Ainslie to 4420 N Paulina, a newly renovated historic home in East Ravenswood, for $3,350,000.
Homes worth considering…
Not only is this 1893 3 BR 2.5 bath priced well, it INCLUDES a second lot – the entire land area is 54 x 105.
Although it’s a skinny home (18′ wide), it’s lovingly restored by the owner with many upgrades. Seller financing is available.
This East Ravenswood 5 BR vintage home sits on a 33 x 165 lot and includes a wine cellar and coach house.
Uptown Homes Under Contract
4541 N Hermitage $ 950,000
4615 N Hermitage $ 839,000
650 W Hutchinson $1,495,000
Uptown Homes Closed (last 30 days)
1721 W Winona $ 780,000 ($ 880,000 orig list)
To see any of the homes for sale in Uptown, including Buena Park, Hutchinson Historic District and East Ravenswood, contact Anne Rossley.
To see Uptown single family homes that are currently for sale, select this link.
For more information on Uptown home sales, select this link.
I hit the Andersonville Farmers Market yesterday, and I fell in love…
Between Clark andAshland on Berwyn (5300 N – 1500W) there are many booths with treasures.
I found truly wonderful smells and tastes…
- sweet smelling and beautiful guest soaps
- chipotle salsa (my favorite — my daughter preferred the habanero)
- cheese- curds, fried cheese, 10 year old aged cheddar — all from a family cheese business (available for tasting!)
- pulled pork
- heirloom tomatoes
- 5 cheese garlic spread (to die for!) along with spinach artichoke dip and roasted tomato salsa
- fresh fruits and veggies, of course
- scones, croissants, brioche…
There were 3 ensembles scheduled for entertaining the crowd and a chicken the kids could pet.
I recommend you check it out next week — Wednesdays 4 – 8 pm.
See you there!
Although I can’t tell you every place you can sell lemonade, I do know that every summer there are several lemonade stands set up by the kids in Lakewood Balmoral. Some even offer home made cookies!
This is just one of several reasons I chose to move to Lakewood Balmoral — who doesn’t love a neighborhood lemonade stand?
This Old House magazine is offering a “how – to” on how you can build a lemonade stand for your kids. They claim it’s easy to moderate in difficulty, costs $ 40- $50, and only takes 3 hours to build.
I challenge you to try building it – then report back on your success!
Lakewood Balmoral is part of the Andersonville neighborhood in Chicago’s Edgewater Community. To see homes for sale in Lakewood Balmoral, contact Anne Rossley at Rubloff and for information on this neighborhood, select this link
June 14 is Flag Day, and I headed out to Michigan Avenue and Tribune Tower. My Chicago DAR group handed out 3,000 flags this year between Water Tower and Millennium Park, and it could not have been a more beautiful day.
It was a riot to watch the people. Many expected to be asked for a donation, so their initial inclination was to decline our offer. First they would walk by B.A. and wave her off, but at the same time they’d see someone else accept the free flag. Farther on, when they reached me, they were ready to accept the gift. Everyone seemed to get a kick out of the gesture, and you should have seen the kids–they were thrilled and waved their flags like crazy!!
I had been unable to get to Thom Greene‘s show at the Edgewater Historical Society until this week. I’m so glad I got to see it before it closed. What a delight!
The show, titled “Unbuilt Projects and Fantasy Architecture” was great fun. I’ve always known Thom has vision and an imaginative eye. His sense of color is fantastic. And this show did not disappoint.
I have one question, though — where are the developers/owners who didn’t choose the designs I saw displayed? Hiding in the hovels, I suppose — losers for having not used Thom’s great design1s
This Saturday is your last chance to visit — 1-4 pm at the Edgewater Historical Society.
By the way … it gives you a chance to see Thom’s proposal for the Lake Shore Drive Redevelopment Project — a project I wholeheartedly support.
Drawer Full of Dreams
Friends of the Park
On June 24, the Andersonville Famers Market begin operations, continuing every Wednesday until Sept 9 between 4 and 8 pm!
NatalieMaynor on Flickr
Located on Berwyn between Clark and Ashland, the market will feature locally grown produce, and 3 will offer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscriptions, where you can pick up your produce weekly at this location. This subscription is a flat fee you pay in advance, so you can share in the bounty of what the farmer has harvested each week. Subscriptions will be available from:
The market will also feature local chef’s demonstrations, prepared food from local restaurants, and entertainment for kids and adults.
This looks to be a great addition to the Andersonville/Edgewater neighborhood, and I look forward to checking it out!
Thanks to the sponsors…