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In a Pinch for Dinner? Call The Casserole Man

By Tatum Bartlett | Wednesday, November 24, 2010

In a Pinch for Dinner? Call The Casserole Man

This weekend is an event in and of itself – what more can one ask for than four glorious days of food, leftovers, and shopping – that is, minus the dishes, of course! And just in time for Thanksgiving, I would like to reintroduce you to the good old-fashioned casserole and the man that knows Read the Rest…

Get A Jump On The Holidays

By Tatum Bartlett | Friday, November 19, 2010

Get A Jump On The Holidays

By early November, aisle after aisle of local drugstores are dedicated to holiday trinkets and decorations. Although my eyes glaze over from the TV infomercial displays, I quickly refocus on the garlands, lights and ornaments. Christmas already? This year I had a thought: Maybe it isn’t just a revenue ploy. Could it be that the marketing Read the Rest…

In All Things, Give Thanks!

By Tatum Bartlett | Friday, November 12, 2010

In All Things, Give Thanks!

This week’s event round-up is dedicated to opportunities of selflessness and giving, for tis the season to give thanks, and what better way to show your thanks than to support the community you call home? Gifts are packaged in all ways, some with ribbons and bows, some with a heart wide open. The Northcenter Neighborhood Read the Rest…

So Much Candy, So Little Time

By Tatum Bartlett | Friday, October 29, 2010

So Much Candy, So Little Time

All Hallows’ Eve is upon us, and for many, talk of the much anticipated day started somewhere back in September. Choosing just the right costume is a colossal event for our wee ghosts and goblins – something like finding a faultless and figure-altering dress (and Spanx!) for that dreaded 20-year high school reunion. Usually there Read the Rest…

“Prudent Advice” Author to Visit Sulzer Library

By Tatum Bartlett | Friday, October 22, 2010

“Prudent Advice” Author to Visit Sulzer Library

I am a self-diagnosed DailyCandy junkie and equally entranced by Lincoln Square’s The Book Cellar. As serendipity should have it, my two favorite obsessions are both lauding this week’s featured event author, Jaime Morrison Curtis. Curtis will be sharing her new book: Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman) Read the Rest…

Dinner Plans for Tonight?

By Tatum Bartlett | Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dinner Plans for Tonight?

It seems that Northcenter is celebrating the gourmand this week!  Last evening’s Northcenter Chamber of Commerce’s RestauranTour kicked off festivities, while Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro will wrap things up this evening! For those who can relate to Eric Carle’s classic, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” stop by Mrs. Murphys tonight for this one-time dinner Read the Rest…

Sights from the Circus

By Tatum Bartlett | Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sights from the Circus

The Midnight Circus took its final bow this Sunday at Chase Park.  The show marked the last performance in this year’s Circus in the Parks tour.  The bleachers were full of popcorn munching spectators, wide-eyed and eagerly awaiting the next act.  And rightfully so.  From pantomimes to aerialists, jugglers to contortionists – each moment was Read the Rest…

Holiday Cooking Courses at The Chopping Block

By Tatum Bartlett | Monday, October 18, 2010

Holiday Cooking Courses at The Chopping Block

Hate to break the news, but the holidays are upon us. With every passing season I vow to never again succumb to holiday stress. This, however, would entail sticking to a plan of preparedness.  Truth be told, no matter how ironclad my ‘mental plan of attack’ is laid out, my actions continually fall shy of fruition, and Read the Rest…

Get The Show On The Road: Midnight Circus’s Last Stop

By Tatum Bartlett | Friday, October 15, 2010

Get The Show On The Road:  Midnight Circus’s Last Stop

Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, please take note that the Midnight Circus is making its last stop on this year’s Circus in the Parks tour this weekend! So if you have yet to witness the desperately dangerous displays of unrivaled aerialism known to elicit songs of oohs and ahs from area families, don’t Read the Rest…

Support Northcenter Eateries and Local Schools

By Tatum Bartlett | Thursday, October 14, 2010

Support Northcenter Eateries and Local Schools

The Northcenter Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its first RestauranTour from 5 p.m.  to 10 p.m on Wednesday, October 20. The tour’s tagline “a culinary exploration of Northcenter,” says it all. This is not a pub crawl – no booze, bottles or beer steins involved – but rather, a tantalize-your-taste-bud tour of 15 local eateries, each of Read the Rest…

Are You Ready To Party?

By Tatum Bartlett | Friday, October 8, 2010

Are You Ready To Party?

In the words of the wise DJ Lance Rock of the award-winning Nick Jr show, Yo Gabba Gabba! (whose concert series will be passing through Chicago this weekend), “Listening and dancing to music is AWESOME!” It is not very often that I get to use the word AWESOME in a write-up, so this week’s event Read the Rest…

Weekend Events Round-up

By Tatum Bartlett | Friday, October 1, 2010

Weekend Events Round-up

Weekend Events Round-up We typically single out an event for our weekly write-up, but this weekend’s calendar is jam-packed with choices. We couldn’t decide, so we’re leaving it up to you! 9th Annual Ravenswood ArtWalk Over 300 artists and businesses will participate in the 9th Annual Tour of Arts and Industry in the Ravenswood Avenue Read the Rest…

Fall into Fun: Your guide to this weekend’s festivals

By Tatum Bartlett | Friday, September 24, 2010

Fall into Fun: Your guide to this weekend’s festivals

“I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air,” said American novelist, Nathaniel Hawthorne. It seems the neighborhood agrees. Throngs of strollers pass under falling leaves, while smiling faces are blanketed by an occasional cool, crisp Read the Rest…

Lincoln Square Welcomes Fall: Harvest Jam Starts Today

By Tatum Bartlett | Friday, September 17, 2010

Lincoln Square Welcomes Fall: Harvest Jam Starts Today

Harvest Jam started out as a small, private event for about 200 people at Queen of Angels Parish and School. Today, in its eighth year, the three-day street festival, located on Sunnyside between Western Avenue and Lincoln Avenue, is a bonafide public street festival that drew a whopping crowd of 4,500 to last year’s fall Read the Rest…

German-American Festival and Von Steuben Parade

By Tatum Bartlett | Friday, September 10, 2010

German-American Festival and Von Steuben Parade

As reported earlier today, the 90th annual German-American Festival and 45th annual Von Steuben Parade will take over Lincoln Square this weekend. The Festival begins this evening and runs through Sunday, and the parade is tomorrow, September 11, at 2 p.m. Celebrating German culture, and the ideals of community and family, this weekend-long celebration hosted Read the Rest…

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