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Bard in the yard: Eckhart Park welcomes "Romeo and Juliet" for free Aug. 4 staging

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks returns Aug. 4 to Eckhart Park with a free, 75-minute production of "Romeo and Juliet." A specially equipped truck rolls into the park at 1330 W. Chicago Ave. A stage unfolds and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s story. The 6:30pm performance is part of an annual Chicago Shakespeare Theater summer tour. Other locations include Humboldt Park, 1301 N. Sacramento Ave., on Aug. 11. The series opens July 26-28 at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave. Adapted and directed by Marti Lyons, the abridged staging features Nate Santana as Romeo and Emma Ladji as Juliet. The feud between the Capulets and Montagues divides a city. From these two proud families, Romeo and Juliet fall in love. Can these star-crossed lovers bring peace to Verona? Since the first park tour six years ago, more than 100,000 Chicagoans have seen the free performances. This year's presentations are sponsored by the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, B

EVA agrees to Division moratorium lift; Congressman Quigley shares agenda

Rep. Mike Quigley speaks to EVA members at the Happy Village. East Village Association membership meeting July 10, 2017 Happy Village, 1059 N. Wolcott Ave. By Michelle Hayward Healthy Soil Compost; Openlands tree grants Michael VanDam opened the July 10 meeting at 7pm at the Happy Village and introduced Business Minute: Healthy Soil Compost turns household compost into fine dirt. Firm provides bucket for organic waste, picks up weekly or biweekly.  $28/month for onetime pickup; $40 weekly. Firm diverts about 10 tons a month from landfills. Megan Humphrey from Openlands gave presentation on neighborhood tree grants . Openlands is the oldest metropolitan conservation group in the country, focused on Chicago and Illinois.  In Chicago, it gives grants for planting trees.  Neighborhood associations can apply and Openlands will provide 40 trees to be planted within 2 or 3 blocks of one another. This area is a native oak and hickory forest.  Sites need to be in a parkway or a Chicago p

Division Street liquor moratorium vote

Foxtrot is hoping to open a Wicker Park location at 1714 W. Division this fall. It's seeking the East Village Association's support in its request to the alderman to lift the packaged goods liquor moratorium between Milwaukee Avenue and Wood Street. Its presentation follows. The agenda for Monday's membership meeting, at 7pm at Happy Village, 1059 N. Wolcott: President's Welcome Business Minute – Devon Kondziela, Healthy Soil Compost Megan Humphrey from Openlands on trees and neighborhood tree grants Mike LaVitola, Foxtrot Introduction and Q&A Vote on Division Street Liquor Moratorium PPD Updates: St. Boniface Schools/ Polish Triangle New Business Read more >>
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