Showing posts from July, 2008

Meet your neighbors at Aug. 5 EVA barbecue

The annual tradition continues! The August EVA meeting is an informal summer social event at 7 p.m. Aug. 5. in the popular outdoor patio of the Happy Village Tavern at Wolcott and Thomas. Please feel free to bring your neighbors and your favorite side dish or dessert. Main food dish provided by EVA and our sponsors. Become a member at the barbecue and qualify for an extended membership term. Special guest, Alderman Manny Flores (1st Ward). Host: East Village Association Location: Happy Village Tavern 1059 N. Wolcott (Wolcott & Thomas), Chicago When: Tuesday, August 5, 7:00PM Please support your local businesses that are contributing to this years barbecue: Happy Village Tavern The Boundary Dominicks Café Piccolo RSVP to this event Bring your friends and meet new ones. Please let us know if you can attend, and what you are going to bring.

One step ahead, he found East Village

President’s Message by John Scheer  Gonzalo Flores, better know as Charlie, made his first major move from Puerto Rico to New York City in 1947. In 1978 he moved again to what used to be called the DePaul neighborhood, then in 1980 to his current East Village home. He has been a pioneer, and a wise investor. Charlie Flores moved to Chicago with his wife Matilda, four daughters and three sons, and started his career as a pipefitter for Western Electric on 22nd Street and Cicero Avenue. I didn’t know Charlie, but his life moves were several years ahead of my own. I bought my first condo on West Armitage Avenue in 1982, on what would have been on the same block as Charlie. In 1995, I moved across the street from Charlie on Winchester Avenue. His new East Village home needed a lot of upkeep. He installed new floors, repaired the ceilings and walls, and cleaned the graystone front. Gang members, their friends and families populated most of the block. Charlie and his family learned to live t

Seven seeds to green building: July 2008 EVA minutes

General meeting minutes for July 1, 2008 Membership Meeting Submitted by Joe Hunnewinkel Guest speaker was Theresa Minarik-Okuley, manager of Greenmaker Supply. Minarik-Okuley introduced members to a few samples of eco-friendly, recyclable and/or sustainable cleaning solutions, building materials and household items available through Greenmaker Supply. She explained Greenmaker's philosophy of the "Seven Seeds," which convey the green attributes of materials and enable customers to easily choose which products best fit their green building needs: energy intelligent water wise healthy interiors recycled content renewable materials regional growth lifecycle Questions were asked by members relating to specific building needs as well as environmental solutions. Members discussed options to raise interest in the upcoming EVA barbecue. Suggestions included a raffle, awards presentations, and games. Board Meeting minutes for 7/8, 2008 Submitted by Joe Hunnewinkel Attendance: Boar
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