Happy Friday! Here are some of the week’s happening threads on EveryBlock.
The last few weeks was clothing, this week, learn where to donate baby formula.
Building on corner of California and Altgeld – What was it?
Lots of stores leaving the west side of Lincoln Ave – Thoughts on why.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
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Happy Friday! Here are some of the happening threads on EveryBlock this week:
Don’t get ticketed - learn the rules for street cleanings.
New to Bucktown? Welcome!
And finally, for laughs only.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
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Hope everyone had a good week! Here are some of the happening threads on EveryBlock for the past week.
How did the turtle cross the road? (In Albany Park.)
Free up some shelf space - places to donate used books.
Ideas for Building Community in Logan Square
A continued thanks to everyone who supports the EveryBlock community and makes it a place to discuss issues of all kinds. Have a great weekend!
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Happy (early) 4th! Hope everyone has something fun planning for the holiday. Here are some of the Independence Day themed-threads on EveryBlock.
Hate fireworks? Here’s how to handle the noise, smell, and aftermath.
Heading outside Chicago? Here’s how to cope with the traffic.
There are parades happening tomorrow, too…
…as well as some World Cup games.
Finally, keep track of your pets. Apparently, tomorrow is an easy day for them to get lost.
Have a safe and happy time!
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DNAinfo recently put out an article about West Town residents forming a neighborhood group, and using EveryBlock, among other sites, to help find new members and spread the word. It’s always nice to see the site being used to help improve communities and bring people together.
When Liz Kuhn moved just west of Damen Avenue earlier this year, the social worker who had been active in her neighborhood group found herself without a organization to turn to for local issues.
The section of West Town bounded by Chicago, Grand, Damen and Western avenues is something of a no-man’s land when it comes to neighborhood groups, she said.
Happy Friday! Hope everyone had a great first full week of summer. Here are some of the happening conversations on EveryBlock this past week.
It’s going to be hot this summer, so make sure you’ve got your air conditioner in order.
New storefronts at Winona & Western. Who’s moving in?
Redevelopment of the Logan Square Mega Mall might be happening soon.
DIVVY bikes are coming to NW Side. Will it help the neighborhood?
Have a great weekend everyone!