Showing posts from July, 2010

Come join us for the EVA annual barbecue

Bring your neighbors and your favorite side or dessert at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2 in the Happy Village Tavern, 1059 N. Wolcott. Please RSVP with the number of guests and your side dish to

Beat washday blues for a song: Here's the first bar

Eco-Tip | By Marjorie Isaacson  Doing the laundry can be hard on the environment, and many people resist changing the methods and products they use. The supermarket presents a bewildering number of choices, so many people buy one brand and stick to it, perhaps even the brand your mother used. But there are also lots of easy ways to make your laundry habits greener. One way is to use cold water as often as possible. This will have the additional benefit of saving money on water heating. Another good habit is not to use too much detergent. More is not better. Use white vinegar for fabric softener. I never used fabric softener in the past, but when I heard about this and tried it, I liked it. Vinegar cuts any soap residue and leaves clothes smelling clean. Avoid detergents with phosphates, which feed algae blooms that consume oxygen in water and kill native fish and plants. Buy one of the “eco” brands of detergent to be sure you’re not adding unnecessary chemicals to the water supply. Or

Aug. 2 barbecue set; Walgreens taps liquor

Board meeting minutes for Sept. 20, 2010 submitted by Dana Palmer   Attendance: Greg Nagel, Neal McKnight, Nicole Semple, Dana Palmer, Tom Tomek, Marjorie Isaacson and Richard Meeting commenced at 6:37 p.m. Greg Nagel is missing the EVA notice sign he placed out prior to the EVA membership meeting for July. Guest Speakers: Greg Nagel confirmed with Wayne Janik to be the business minute speaker for September. Aaron Bilton has been requested to confirm with the LaSalle school to be the main speaker for September. Greg Nagel also suggested having a representative from Streets and Sanitation, possibly Manny Gonzalez, to speak regarding parkway regulations and issues with alleyways such as trashcans. Greg will make contact with them for possible guest speaker in November. Aug. 2 barbecue: Tom Tomek agreed to work on a design and layout for fliers that will be dispersed to the East Village neighborhood to notify residents of the BBQ happening on Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Happy Village Ta

CVS chills liquor store; tree study branches out

Matthew Westfallen of SSA 29 and Kara Salgado of the West Town Chamber of Commerce. Their array of festivals has spread from Division and Chicago to Grand Avenue with Design Harvest, a decorating expo from Damen to Wood on Oct. 2 and 3.   Membership meeting minutes for July 12, 2010 submitted by Dana Palmer   Meeting commenced at 7:05 p.m. Jessica Oloroso, who owns Black Dog Gelato, did a brief presentation for the monthly business minute. The restaurant opened two weeks prior and is located at 859 N. Damen. Hours of operation are weekdays 12-10 and Friday and Saturday 12-11. Guest speakers Kara Hughes Salgado, director of the West Town Chamber of Commerce, and Matthew Westfallen, the program manager for SSA29, presented to the group. The West Town Chamber of Commerce is currently located at 1810 W. Chicago. Information packages and contact information were handed out to the group. Arborist Mark Duntemann gave an update regarding planting trees on Augusta Boulevard. After spending

Calendar: Shredding, fests, gardens, EVA

Saturday: Recycling at West Town Jewel 10am-noon in the parking lot of the Jewel at 1341 N. Paulina. Secure EcoShred will shred sensitive paperwork free for the first 3 boxes or bags; more at $5 per box/bag. Wicker Park Bucktown will repeat Sept. 11 and Nov. 13. Saturday & Sunday: West Fest 2010 Noon-10pm on Chicago from Damen to Wood. Music, children's activities in West Town Chamber of Commerce fundraiser; $5. Saturday & Sunday: Bucktown Garden Walk 11 am to 5pm starting at Club Lucky, 1824 W. Wabansia. Bucktown Community Organization fundraiser with music and petting zoo. Damen Avenue shops will have flower-inspired events. Monday: West Town Chamber at East Village Association meeting 7-8 pm at Happy Village, 1059 N. Wolcott. Update from organizers of West Fest, Green Music Festival and Do-Division. Thursday: Facade Rebate Workshop 9-10am at 1368 N. Milwaukee. Recoup up to half the cost of Wicker Park facade improvements. July 19: East Village Association board 6:30-8 pm

Will it recycle? City floats guidelines

By Marjorie Isaacson Recycling block captains received these tips from Shelli Bruno of the Chicago Department of Environment: While you may think these paper-based items are recyclable, they actually belong in the trash: • paper bags with foil lining (such as cookie bags) • carbon copies • candy bar wrappers • metallic paper (such as yeast packets) • used napkins • manila envelopes lined with bubble wrap And these items can be included in your Blue Cart: • envelopes with plastic windows • waxy cardboard beverage containers, such as orange juice and soy milk containers
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