Q&A with a ChicagoNow blogger: Alisa Jordan of No Bags to Check

ChicagoNow bloggers were assigned other ChicagoNow bloggers to interview. I got Alisa Jordan of No Bags to Check, which is generally a travel blog except for this month when she is promoting Alzheimer's awareness. I'm not sure how our community manager decided which blogger should interview whom. Perhaps he assigned Alisa to me because he … Continue reading Q&A with a ChicagoNow blogger: Alisa Jordan of No Bags to Check

Good neighbors make good fences

"Good fences make good neighbors." That quote from the Robert Frost poem "Mending Wall" is often used to express the way people use fences to create a barrier between them and their neighbors. I've found, however, that sometimes fences can bring neighbors together. When we moved into our house there was a short, rusty, chain … Continue reading Good neighbors make good fences

The magic of a good neighborhood

Saturday was the opening of Maddiebird Bakery in Edgewater. The opening was a must do since we know the owners. What made the day even more thrilling was happening to be there at the same time as Old Single Mom, Mary Tyler Mom, and some parents from my son's school. That's the magic of a … Continue reading The magic of a good neighborhood

Care for Real toy drive provided gifts to 800 children

Care for Real distributed toy drive donations to families on Tuesday, December 17. Executive Director Lyle Allen described this as their best year ever in terms of quantity and quality of donations. According to the Care for Real Facebook page gifts were provided for over 800 children. Thank you to everyone who donated either at … Continue reading Care for Real toy drive provided gifts to 800 children

Toy drive: Help Care for Real spread joy to kids in need

For a lot of people the holidays are a time for joy and excess. For others the holidays only emphasize what they don't have. As Edgewater's food pantry Care for Real spends most of its time focusing on providing people with basic needs: food, clothing, and help finding jobs, but each holiday season they also … Continue reading Toy drive: Help Care for Real spread joy to kids in need