City Government as Customer Service

December 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

I have a tragically idealized view of working in government. Some say it’s because I’m too young to be jaded, but I like to believe it’s because I was raised on the TV [...]

“Ghostwriting” Comes to Life

December 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

The “art of storytelling” is no new or novel endeavor – and the bent towards innovative, well-crafted narratives isn’t lost on Swedish musician Jens Lekman, as his [...]

(In)vested Interest In Our Kids’ Future

December 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

I walk through WordPlay one late November evening, a few minutes before pickup time at 6 pm, with a head full of distractions from the busy day. Children are shuffling into [...]

The Season To Be Thankful For Local Food

November 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

November is an exciting time for all lovers of food. This month kicks off a season of eating family favorites, dishes prepared once yearly, and indulging in rich flavors and [...]

Putting the Fun in Spun

October 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dominic and Judi LoPresti, owners of Spun Bicycles on Hamilton Avenue, are passionate cyclists who have devoted their lives to the art and science of bikes. Dominic is a [...]


September 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Happen’s studio on the corner of Chase and Hamilton Ave. will turn into a Northside History Museum Oct 6, 7, 8 from 3:30pm to 7:30pm and October 3 & 10 from 11:00am to [...]


September 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Ruth’s Parkside Café will be hosting 2 events of special interest to Northsiders in September and October. All are invited to “An American Can Factory Reunion” on [...]
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