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“Black Family Reunion”

“Black Family Reunion” Afrikan Heritage/Black History program at Loyola Park Celebrate the diverse elements of Black history and culture at this annual event with music, readings, and refreshments. Music, dance, interesting figures. Harold Bellamy , a BNICEH/IMPRUVE member who is a retired Buffalo soldier of the 6th Infantry, Black centenarian(s), return of Rufus Hunt, Tuskegee airman. Date: Sunday, February 26, 2012 Time: 12 to 4 p.m. Location: Loyola Park 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. FREE For more information, contact Selena 773.761.7306
Posted on February 24, 2012

Cesar “Augusto” Izquierdo 5.22.57 - 2.11.12

Cesar “Augusto” Izquierdo 5.22.57 - 2.11.12 Though most people associate Rogers Park's famous Peruvian restaurant Taste of Peru with his more gregarious older brother Cesar, those of us who frequented the restaurant have always been charmed by Cesar's mellow younger brother, Augusto. Indeed, Augusto was the welcoming face at Taste of Peru for more than ten years. A quiet and gentle man who was always ready to make sure guests experienced the wonderful flavors of a family-owned Rogers Park eatery. Most would not get the opportunity to know that behind the efficient professional, was the heart of a man who worked hard every day to provide for his family back home in Peru. ....
Posted on February 13, 2012

Tickets Available for Monday’s 808s “Lovers Lane” Performance

Come join 808s Youth Empowerment Thru Dance as they join the new Rogers Park based dance group, Phoenix Rising Chicago, for their first collaborative show. All proceeds benefit the 808s You can see great dance and contribute to a great up and coming cause. Monday, February 13, 2012 Wyllie B. White Field House 1610 W. Howard Doors open 6:30PM .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Check this site to learn about ticket information, or join 808s email list by emailing “” to be notified once we start making advanced tickets available. Check out the video invite created by the 808s.
Posted on February 08, 2012

Buried Treasure in a Bookshelf

Buried Treasure in a Bookshelf By Bob Spoerl, for Rogers Park handyman Michael Cain (no, not Michael Caine, the famous English actor) has helped renovate plenty of homes and fixed plenty of broken items in his nearly 25 years owning and operating “Mike’s Home Repair” on Chicago’s North Side. While every project is unique, one of his recent repairs sticks out like a diamond in the rough. “Nothing like this has ever happened,” Cain said, referring to what he found on-site several weeks ago. Cain and his crew were tearing down a bookcase in an old Rogers Park coach house. What happened next would have titillated your inner pawnbroker: six pistols, assorted jewelry and collectable coins were found stashed away inside the decaying book storage unit. It’s one of those eerie, exciting happenings when you don’t know if it’s appropriate to jump for joy or call the cops.
Posted on February 08, 2012

Tricoci University in Rogers Park Celebrates Graduates

Tricoci University in Rogers Park Celebrates Graduates Tricoci University of Beauty Culture (TUBC) is the premiere beauty education provider that is redefining the industry and producing salon-ready graduates prepared for successful careers. Founded by international beauty industry leader Mario Tricoci in 2004
Posted on January 13, 2012

Host an Exchange Student

Host an Exchange Student Are you a people person? Interested in other cultures or languages? Like the idea of forming friendships with a students or teachers from other countries? Then hosting might be right for you.
Posted on January 09, 2012

New Board Member Joins Family Rescue

New Board Member Joins Family Rescue January 5, 2012- CHICAGO---Family Rescue, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in the greater Chicago metropolitan area is proud to welcome Neil Vincent to the Board of Directors.
Posted on January 09, 2012

BizArts Canned Food Drive for 2011 Completed

BizArts Canned Food Drive for 2011 Completed Canned goods contributed throughout the year at meetings of the Rogers Park Business & Artist Network (RP BizArts) found their home today, as they were delivered to Little People’s Day Care, which is completing its Food and Toy Drive to benefit Housing Opportunities for Women (HOW).
Posted on December 19, 2011

James Pritzker to restore, open Frank Lloyd Wright’s Emil Bach House

James Pritzker to restore, open Frank Lloyd Wright’s Emil Bach House Retired Col. James Pritzker is most known for the 8-year-old military library that bears his name. And the meticulous restoration of the library's new home, the Monroe Building on South Michigan Avenue, is winning him praise. But he's about to launch another, even higher-profile restoration project. 7415 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60626, USA Starting in the spring, Pritzker will begin restoring the exterior of Frank Lloyd Wright's Emil Bach House on Sheridan Road in Rogers Park. Once complete, the plan is to open the home for overnight guests and events, making it one of only a handful of Wright homes nationwide the public can rent. Read the Chicago Tribune article here
Posted on December 16, 2011

Willye B. White Youth Prevail in City Wide Tumbling Competition

Willye B. White Youth Prevail in City Wide Tumbling Competition On Saturday, December 3rd, a newly formed tumbling team consisting of youngsters aged 8 - 10 representing the Willye B. White Center placed first overall in the City of Chicago Tumbling Competition, conducted at the Broadway Armory. Four of the tumblers on the WBW team, coached by Stephan Fouche and Sherman Bryant, scored highly in individual competition: Micah Hightower (1st), Nishawn Madden (1st), Daesoni Mills (2nd) and Clarence Walker (3rd). All four of the aforementioned youth participated on the Willye B. White football team, in the City's Junior Bears Program. That team completed in a post season bowl game, finishing the season with a 4-3 record.
Posted on December 07, 2011

808s: Youth Empowerment Thru Dance - Holiday Show

808s: Youth Empowerment Thru Dance - Holiday Show 808s:Youth Empowerment thru Dance was created in July, 2011 by four young adults, age 19 -22, all residents of the North of Howard neighborhood, who wanted to create a safe refuge for local teens who otherwise had nothing to do. Rehearsals started on 7/23/11, with their Inaugural Performance on 8/25/11. Over 250 people attended. The November 30 Holiday Show will be 808s:YETD's 2nd major performance, and it will represent the launch of "808s Kids" - children aged 7-12. Come see their 1/2 hour performance. Doors open 6:15; Performance at 7:00.
Posted on November 25, 2011

Spotlight - Little People Day Care & Kindergarten

Spotlight - Little People Day Care & Kindergarten Welcome to our newest advertiser. Check out all the wonderful things they have been doing in the neighborhood since 1979
Posted on November 21, 2011

Residents Witness Shooting at Positive Loitering Event

Residents Witness Shooting at Positive Loitering Event Good morning everyone!! First - I want to thank everyone that came out for the PL last night - regardless if you came late, or came out because of the events that occured. Yes - there was some "action" last night. Approx. at 8:30 there was a shooting right in front of us. WE ARE ALL FINE!!!! A group of bangers came out of the bad building on Ashland and one of the bangers broke from the group walked out into the street and fired one shot south on Ashland. He then turned around and disappeared going east on Morse. At that time 2 of us got on the phone and notified 911. At that point the bangers scattered and one of them was spotted going North on Ashland. He was followed (by one of the PLer's) going east on Morse. Police were again notified, and a group of bangers were also spotted on Morse. When the CPD arrived they were all apprehended. Read the entire account here>>
Posted on November 14, 2011

Glenwood Sunday Market Moves Indoors

Glenwood Sunday Market Moves Indoors Mark your calendars for a wonderful series of Holiday Markets to be hosted by the Glenwood Sunday Market at The Glenwood Bar. November 13 and 20 will be devoted to Thanksgiving preparations with your favorite farmers and food artisans. December 10 and 11 will be a special Winter Holiday Farmers and Craft Event with all kinds of items both food and gifts! More details to come or feel free to contact Market Director Sheree Moratto at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 773-508-5885, ext 13.
Posted on November 10, 2011

RPBizArts Networking Breakfast - Willye B. White Center

RPBizArts Networking Breakfast - Willye B. White Center Rogers Park BizArts is providing a great opportunity to meet some of the staff of the Willye B. White Park, tour the facility, and learn about a youth created and youth lead urban dance program that is inspiring many teenagers and young adults in the neighborhood. The Willye B. White Center, opened in 2008 and is named after the five time Olympian, Willye B. White. Among the Center’s more recent successes is completion of a youth football program, which just ended its first season with a winning record. Anyone driving along Howard Street in recent months have probably seen the football program in action.
Posted on November 07, 2011

Daniel R. Gomez, Classical Guitarist

Daniel R. Gomez, Classical Guitarist By Elissa JonesRogers Park has long been home to many diverse artists, one of whom is Daniel R. Gomez, 32. He is a guitarist specializing in classical and South American folk music. Slender and unassuming, with a slight accent from his native of Lima [Peru], Gomez explained that he had emigrated alone to Chicago in 2006, to join relatives living here. Often, musicians begin their craft at a young age. Not so with Gomez; he did not begin playing guitar until age 26. However, he made up for lost time, motivated by a search for passion in his life. Initially, he was self-taught.
Posted on October 27, 2011

Family Matters needs your support!

Family Matters needs your support! Family Matters has an opportunity to receive a grant from the Chicago Sun-Times Charity Trust. The Trust has set up the Sun Shine Project for the greater Chicago community. Please act now by voting for Family Matters' Community Tutoring program. The Trust will take votes and comments into account when determining grant awards. Click on this link, sign up for the project and then vote! Family Matters is currently on the second page and can move to the first page by getting more votes. Please vote by October 9th! Let's make it happen!
Posted on October 05, 2011

Kegs for Kids: Drink Craft Beer to Help Kids Read Good

Kegs for Kids: Drink Craft Beer to Help Kids Read Good The annual Kegs for Kids benefit for Edgewater's Helen C. Pierce Elementary is coming up on Saturday. The craft beer tasting festival has grown out of its previous location at Metropolis Coffee, and this year's event will be at Loyola University's Mundelein Auditorium. Read the whole post on Chicagoist here>>
Posted on October 04, 2011

Please Help us Project our Work

Please Help us Project our Work My Students: Hello and Welcome! Thank you in advance for choosing my proposal to read. Our school is located in the East Rogers Park area of the City of Chicago. It serves a population of great need, 95% of our students receive free and/or reduced lunch meals. My classroom consists of twenty-two wonderful Second-Graders. These students are in the processes of acquiring a second language, English. As their teacher I can see the excitement, frustration, motivation and desire all rolled into one. As a bilingual teacher, one of my goals is to ease this transition and make it as smooth as possible. I want learning to be fun and pain-free and I think that with your help, I can do that. My Project: The resource I am requesting is an LCD Projector. This tool will not only teach my students new vocabulary, but, also, expose them to 21st Century Technology. My belief is that if we want our children to be up-to-par to other students around the world and in more affluent areas, we must provide the tools necessary to make this happen. To learn more and donate click here>>
Posted on October 03, 2011

North of Howard 808s Member Reflects on Integrity

By: Dominique Johns. What I’ve learned thus far is that taking a leap of faith, having set goals, and a plan to follow, will keep us on the right path, allowing our dreams to become reality and secure our integrity. Although we have barriers in life that might distract us from achieving our main goals, whether its having children, being in trouble with the law, being financially unstable and so forth, by having faith in ourselves...
Posted on September 21, 2011

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