CONGRESSMAN QUIGLEY ATTENDS LCA’S ANNUAL MEETING
5th DistrictCongressman Mike Quigley addressed the crowd at LCA's annual meeting held on January 25th at Tobacco Road Tap Room.
"I'm here to serve and to bring things back to Chicago." Quigley said that as a sub-chair on the House Appropriations Committee, he helped to secure $1 billion for the CTA, and as a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, he will help to investigate the Russian hacking issue, calling it "probably as important as anything I've done in my life."
"We have a challenge to make our country work," Quigley said. "I look forward to making it work for you."
Other special guests at the event included Alderman Michele Smith; Kim Schilf, Chamber of Commerce CEO; Krys Shaw, Deputy District Director for Congressman Quigley; Carter Harms, Chief of Staff for State Representative Ann Williams; Adam Gypalo, Chief of Staff for Alderman Smith; Ted Cox of DNAinfo and Mike Holzer, Executive Director of North Branch Works.
Get ready for the 2017 Friends of Lincoln Park High School online auction!
It's almost time for the annual Spring fund raising auction at Lincoln Park High School and the Friends of Lincoln Park High School need your support with the donation of auction items and sponsorship of the auction. The deadline for donation of items for this year's auction is March 1.
The auction will run from March 14 through March 24. Learn more at our Support Lincoln Park High School page.
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.
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.
- 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
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Aug 24, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Sep 12, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Sep 28, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Oct 10, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Oct 26, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Nov 14, 2017 – LCA Monthly Zoning Meeting
- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Nov 23, 2017 – LCA Monthly Board 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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ALDERMAN SMITH RECOGNIZES LCA’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Annual Meeting on January 25th where members and guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at the newly opened Tobacco Road Tap Room (2249 N. Lincoln Avenue). Tobacco Road is owned by LCA member, Kyle Silver. (Pictured at left below with United States Congressman, Mike Quigley). Annual Meeting on January 25th where members and guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at the newly opened Tobacco Road Tap Room (2249 N. Lincoln Avenue) owned by LCA Kyle Silver.
LCA’S BOB SEGAL TO BE FEATURED ARTIST
LCA Board director and professional photographer, Bob Segal, has been selected as one of three local artists to be featured at Bridgeview Bank's 2017 Art in the Park.
The 9th annual Art in the Park will be held on Thursday, April 27th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Bridgeview Bank's Lincoln Park branch (1970 N. Halsted Street.) We will provide additional detains in future editions of this newsletter. Congratulations Bob!
LINCOLN PARK & OLD TOWN NEWS FROM DNAINFO
- Chicago Runner To Give Six Star Medal To Alaskan Girl After London Marathon April 23, 2017Denise Sauriol, who ran in London Sunday, has never met Holly Beeman, who has a genetic disorder.
- Forgotten Chicago Has Become One Of City's Most Popular Facebook Pages April 23, 2017The site, devoted to photos and articles about Chicago's past, has nearly 75,000 followers.
- Sessions To Chicago: Stop Protecting Immigrants Or Lose $2.3M Grant April 21, 2017The attorney general blamed undocumented immigrants for Chicago's rising murder rate.
- Park Pickups, Paper Shredding, Recycling Mark Earth Day April 21, 2017Pick up your local playlot or drop off old bills and electronics to celebrate Earth Day Saturday.
- North Siders Express High Hopes For Legal Weed At First Town Hall Meeting April 21, 2017Of about 100 residents who made the Wednesday night meeting, just two were opposed to legalized pot.
- Annual Battle Against Potholes Begins In Earnest: MAP April 21, 2017In all, 1,620 miles of city streets have been repaved since Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office in 2011.
Lincoln Park Community Mosaic Project
Public art fuels a sense of place while fostering a sense of connectedness. The Lincoln Park Community Mosaic Project intends to bring more visibility to the Lincoln Park Cultural Center as a space for collaborative cultural building. Their community mosaic project will celebrate the arts and cultural activities of Lincoln Park Cultural Center, including everything from lapidary, ceramics, and woodworking to kickball and dancing. Led by artists from the Chicago Public Art Group, they have begun community design workshops to gather ideas and are moving forward in securing the ideal location. Join them in celebrating the rich arts & culture found in our public parks.
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.
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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LCA serves as an advocate for the neighborhood. We champion green space, historic preservation, thoughtful new-home construction and public safety. LCA works closely with the Alderman’s office and other elected officials, local police and fire departments, schools and neighboring associations on a variety of initiatives for the betterment of our neighborhood. Each month, we publish a free, award winning newsletter, From the Heart, focusing on our neighborhood. Learn more about why you should become a member of Lincoln Central Association.
Welcome to season 2017 at Lincoln Central's Fire Station Park! We have a lot of fun things coming to the garden this year - a new sculpture in May, collaboration with Victory Gardens Theatre on their production of "Native Gardens", our two annual events in the garden, Sunday Summer Sipper and an Evening in the Garden, and much more. The Parks Committee of Lincoln Central has several projects being considered (educational use of the garden, groups that can use the garden for cultural events, ideas welcome!) and we will want your input and help as these move along. More on that to come!
Below you will find our tentative schedule of days we will be working in the park through June. Additional dates will be added later. We hope you can join us on any of these days! Your help assures our community garden will always be a special place in our neighborhood...as we know, many hands make light work. Please bring your own water and snacks, gardening gloves and hat. ... See MoreSee Less
Earth Day Celebration
April 22, 2017, 6:30pm - April 22, 2017, 9:06pm
Every day should be Earth Day! How can we make daily changes to care for our planet? Join us for an evening of interactive events. From a food waste composting demo to the Zero Waste Challenge, we wil...
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