Showing posts from June, 2011

Scenes from the Polish Triangle Marketplace

East Village News: Polish Triangle market starts today

The East Village Association newsletter now comes in a free e-mail format. Read it online and join the e-mail list. The weekly Polish Triangle Marketplace is featured: The summer farmers' market will be found at the Milwaukee, Ashland and Division intersection from 2 till 8 p.m. Thursdays though September. The next East Village Association meeting is 7 p.m. July 11 in the Happy Village, 1059 N. Wolcott. Streets & Sanitation Supt. Manuel Gonzalez is the scheduled guest speaker. Mark your calendar for Aug. 1 and the annual EVA summer picnic. This year it will be in family-friendly Commercial Park, 1845 W. Rice St. Enjoy your Fourth of July. Easy on the fireworks, please.

Kid Fest to support parks and schools

The 6th annual Kids Fest section of West Fest July 9 & 10 will include an stage mini-golf, bounce house, pony rides, face painters, games and crafts on Wolcott Avenue between Chicago and Rice. Proceeds will benefit improvements at Snowberry, Superior and Honore playlots or nearby schools, according to the Commercial Park Advisory Council. To volunteer call (773) 960-7212 or email

If you are the 'parent' of a dog or a cat

Experts discuss etiquette for raising pets on the streets of Wicker Park at the Wicker Park Committee membership meeting Wednesday, July 6, at 7 p.m. at the Wicker Park fieldhouse, 1425 N. Damen Ave. Topics include: pet ordinances, dog park resources, animal shelter policies and pet services.

Polish Triangle hosts Thursday market

A weekly Polish Triangle Marketplace starts June 30. The summer farmers' market will be found at the Milwaukee, Ashland and Division intersection from 2 till 8 p.m. Thursdays though September. The Wicker Park Bucktown special-service tax district organized the event with the local Chamber of Commerce, which sought businesses to sell both groceries and ready-to-eat food. Vendors include: Blue Sky Bakery and Cafe Delightful Pastries The Scrumptious Pantry KAP Farms Niemczyk P&P Juice Bar Flip Crepes Spencer’s Jolly Posh British & Irish Foods Cook Au Vin For more information, the chamber links to an article on the RedEye website .

EVA summer picnic in park

Board meeting minutes for June 13, 2011 Submitted by Dana Palmer Attendance Board Members: Greg Nagel, Neal McKnight, KK Goh, Dana Palmer, Tom Tomek, Stephen Rynkiewicz and Scott Rappe Non-board Members: Rich Anselmo Commenced: 6:38 p.m. East Village picnic The new EVA logo is now being used. Tom Tomek will start researching how much new East Village neighborhood signs will cost and get a better idea of how many signs would be needed. Greg Nagel will inquire with the alderman's office about how to get the signs hung through out the neighborhood. To help fund these new signs, EVA will host a raffle at the Aug. 1 picnic. Neal McKnight will ask if Commercial Park can be used for this year's picnic so that it is more child friendly. Tom Tomek will work on designing flyers and signs to be posted to inform the neighborhood about the picnic and the raffle taking place. Greg Nagel will work on obtaining prizes for the raffle. Neal McKnight will request donations of

Roots makes concessions on pickup window, valet, patio

Extended negotiations with the operators of Roots Handmade Pizza produced the following concessions to mitigate the impact on neighbors. The restaurant opened May 31 at 1924 W. Chicago Ave.

Police report: Car break-ins, gang hot spots

13th District Commander Frank Gross Minutes for June 6, 2011 membership meeting submitted by KK Goh President's Welcome Business Minute: Real Naked Foods (no show) Guest Speaker: Commander Frank Gross Commander Gross bio 2 months on current position for 13th District 25 years as Chicago police officer 13th District: On crime in the neighborhood Hot-spot criminal activity west of California Avenue (2200-2300 block), between Augusta and Division Lesser criminal activity east of Ashland Beat officers and bike patrols setup, but lacking in numbers. Neighborhood residents should do their part to assist Call 311 for graffiti, or CAPS office Adopting "Broken Window Theory" to go after petty crime and serve a signal to would-be offenders Programs to keep kids occupied over the summer to avoid heat stress related crimes On liquor 75% of calls are typical liquor and substance abuse related On providing additional security to address auto-related break-ins (Greg Nagel question) Fair

EVA News: Demolition, crime, liquor, schools

This month's East Village Association newsletter has details on Monday's 7 p.m. meeting at the Happy Village, at 1059 N. Wolcott: Commander Frank Gross will report on his first three months in charge of the Wood Street police district and answer audience questions. Walgreens store manager Christine Hansen will ask for a vote on allowing liquor sales along the 1600 block of West Chicago Avenue. Real Naked Food will introduce its new grocery at 1909 W. Division St. Win a prize! Bring handbill and flier litter from the neighborhood. Persons who collect the most will get a reward. The newsletter also takes a look at building demolitions in the neighborhood and the mural set for dedication Friday at LaSalle II magnet school, 1148 N. Honore. EVA members can download the newsletter now from the OhSoWe discussion board.
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