LCA MEMBER WINS TOP 10 AWARD
Natural Elements Salon, owned and operated by LCA member Edda Coscioni, is the "Best Place to Get Fit and Refreshed," according to online voting in the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce Top 10 Awards. The awards ceremony, hosted by WGN-AM's Patti Vasquez, was held at the Steppenwolf Theatre on October 24. Other winners Molly's Cupcakes for "Best Place for Coffee & Sweets"; Nookies for "Best Place to Brunch"; Dirk's Fish and Gourmet Shop for "Best Place to Shop"; the J. Parker for "Best Place to Drink"; Westend Dental for "Best Neighborhood Service Provider"; Lincoln Park Zoo for "Best Place for Arts and Culture"; and Summer House Santa Monica for "Best Place to Dine." Read more about the awards.
OLD TOWN ART FAIR NAMED COUNTRY’S BEST
LCA PRESIDENT RECEIVES NEIGHBORHOOD CHAMPION AWARD
The Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce initiated their "Neighborhood Champion" awards this year to be given annually to one business and one resident in Lincoln Park for the positive impact they have made in the community. The inaugural business award recipient was Green City Market and the inaugural resident award recipient was LCA President Kenneth Dotson. Read more.
INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CULTURE
The Grants Committee of the Old Town Triangle Association is pleased to host an evening with Miranda Qiang. Ms. Qiang is a Chinese exchange instructor at LaSalle Language Academy. The international travel program was a recipient of a grant this past year from proceeds of the Old Town Art Fair. Miranda will present images and talk about her culture. Attendees will be divided into teams to respond to her questions on Chinese (Mandarin) culture.
Refreshments and prizes are part of the fun. Join our friends at Old Town Triangle Association for this free, fun and educational experience. All ages are welcome. For details, call 312.337.1938.
LINCOLN AVENUE CORRIDOR PLAN OPEN HOUSE
Large Crowd Attends Lincoln Avenue Open House
The Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith, Wrightwood Neighbors Association, and Lincoln Central Association has initiated a process to develop a plan for the Lincoln Avenue corridor in Lincoln Park. This plan, funded through the Lincoln Avenue Special Service Area (SSA #35-2015), will be used to guide improvements to this important corridor in the heart of Lincoln Park. Read more about the plan.
A central tenet of the team’s approach has been the direct involvement of area stakeholders, community leaders, local organizations, business owners, and residents, with a focus on fostering an open and positive dialogue about the future of the corridor.
SAVOR LINCOLN PARK 2017
Join the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce for a one-of-a-kind celebration of food and the Lincoln Park community. Sample cuisine from some of Lincoln Park’s finest restaurants, and toast your friends and neighbors. Guests will enjoy delicious food, wine and beer (featuring Revolution Brewing), and exciting silent auction items from Chicago’s best destinations. Don't forget to savor your memories with a snapshot at the Fotio vintage photo booth.
- 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Jan 24, 2017 – Savor Lincoln Park 2017
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Jan 26, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Feb 14, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Feb 23, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Mar 14, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Mar 23, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Apr 11, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Apr 27, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, May 9, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, May 25, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Jun 13, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Jun 22, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Jul 11, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Jul 27, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Aug 8, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
LCA NEWSLETTER WINS ANOTHER AWARD
A CELEBRATING HEART
LCA has served as the fiscal agent for Bauler Park for many years, but President Kenneth Dotson credited 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith, the Bauler Park Advisory Council, headed by Leslie Miller, and the Chicago Park District for the successful outcome. "LCA has long assisted Bauler Park," said Dotson, "but projects like this don't get done, especially not ahead of schedule, without a group of dedicated parents and neighbors, the full support of the Alderman and resources and execution from the Chicago Park District. The Bauler playlot renovation was no exception." The renovation was part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's "Chicago Plays" initiative, which is providing updated equipment for playgrounds in the city.
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RECORD CROWD AT 9th ANNUAL HOWLER AT BAULER
A crowd of 1,100 attended LCA's 9th Annual Howler at Bauler, the largest in the event's history. Special guests included 5th District Congressman Mike Quigley, 11th District State Rep. Ann Williams and 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith.
Children of all ages enjoyed games, dancing to music of, and the magic of Danny Orleans, America's premier family magician, whose performance was sponsored by our friends at Bridgeview Bank. Wizard Gary Sinclair led the annual costume parade, always one of the event's most popular activities. The Parade featured creative and amusing costumes of many types. A face painter and balloon artist were also on hand to help entertain the youngsters. Read full article.
RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY HELD FOR NEW BAULER PLAYLOT
The official ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication for the new playot at Bauler Park was held on Saturday, October 29 prior to the 9th Annual Howler at Bauler. The event was hosted by Lincoln Central Association, 43rd Ward Alderman, Michele Smith, and the Chicago Park District represented by Kimberly du Buclet.
Special guests at the dedication included 5th District Congressman, Mike Quigley, 11th District State Representative, Ann Williams and Rodger Owen, Immediate Past President of LCA.
LCA has served as the fiscal agent f0r Bauler Park for many years and worked with the Alderman's office and the Bauler Park Advisory Council on the playlot renovation. See additional photos from ribbon cutting ceremony.
LINCOLN PARK & OLD TOWN NEWS FROM DNAINFO
- Rep. Quigley Uses Inauguration Day To Serve 'Need Right Here' In Lakeview January 21, 2017The congressman volunteered Friday instead of attending Donald Trump's inauguration.
- Cop Car With 'Make America Great Again' Hat Spotted Near Anti-Trump Protest January 20, 2017Police are "looking into" the car, which was parked near Daley Plaza Friday.
- Women's March Do's & Don'ts: Pack Lunch, Bring ID, Don't Try To Sell Stuff January 20, 2017Here's a quick list of do's and don'ts for Saturday's Women's March in Chicago.
- City Set To Pay $4M To Wrongfully Convicted Man Tortured By Chicago Police January 20, 2017Shawn Whirl was released in 2015 after serving 25 years in prison.
- Unsuspecting Animals Caught On Camera By Zoo's Urban Wildlife Institute January 20, 2017Now in its seventh year, it's the largest study of urban wildlife and has amassed 1 million photos.
- Rocks Smash Through Windows Of Multiple Lincoln Park Storefronts January 20, 2017Five stores were hit Wednesday night — and merchants aren't happy with the lack of police response.
A GREAT NIGHT IN THE HEART
The 3rd Annual Evening in the Garden
Designed as a get-together for LCA members and guests, An Evening in the Garden proved again to be an opportunity for community enjoyment. "This event was a real contribution to the community by LCA," said member Mary Quincannon. "It brought people together in a relaxed and comfortable environment that promoted neighborhood togetherness."
Following the event, new LCA member Nada Riley commented:"This was a truly unique experience, a real community-building event, not a fund-raiser or anything like it. It was great to meet new people and get to know neighbors better."
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