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Archive for July, 2012

Olive or Twist adds a restaurant to their menu

Olive or Twist’s new restaurant is getting plenty of good ink these days, including a review in Chicago Magazine’s May 2011 issue and through OakPark.com. The restaurant is a recent addition to the 7-year-old martini bar’s offerings and is gaining quite a reputation and loads of fans. The restaurant project was undertaken by Depot District residents Marty and Regina Mendicinomore »

A Little Bit Country…

Fitzgerald’s Nightclub, on Roosevelt Road, makes Chicago Tribune’s list as one of Chicagoland’s top spots to hear some live country music at its monthly Country Night. This outstanding music venue hosts live performances weekly and the club has consistently found itself in the top 5 in Chicago polls of favorite venues. Its American Music Festival, held annually over Labor Daymore »

United Way teams up with OfficeMax to bring $1M to the Berwyn Community School Initiative

After a year of planning, United Way of DuPage/West Cook, in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, was preparing to launch LIVE UNITED 2020, a decade long vision to transform communities of greatest need throughout our region. At the same time, the OfficeMax Foundation was gearing up to make one of their largest philanthropic investments into a school sponsorship.more »

Dollars for Scholars winners announced

The City of Berwyn awarded four college-bound Berwyn teens $500 each to be used toward their continuing education. This year’s winners of Berywn’s annual Dollars for Scholars merit-based scholarship awards include Morton West graduates, Tyna Nguyen, Oscar Tapia, and Maricela Leon, and Nazareth Academy graduate Tricia Leja. They will enroll in Morton Community College in Cicero, Concordia University in Rivermore »

YC students visit peers on reservation

Eleven teens from Berwyn and surrounding areas spent a week this spring volunteering and interacting with their peers on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota.Youth Crossroads. The Youth Crossroads service trip was designed to give the teens an opportunity to learn about different cultures and develop leadership skills through service. Youth Crossroads, Inc. is a non-profit child welfaremore »

How to Walk to School

Berwyn C.A.R.E.S and the Heritage Middle School PTSA will host a discussion with Jacqueline Edelberg, one of the authors of “How to Walk to School: Blueprint for a Neighborhood School Renaissance.” The book discussion will be held at Heritage Middle School, 6850 31st Street, on Thursday, May 19th, at 7:00 p.m. It is open to the public and will includemore »

Dollars for Scholars

Four of Berwyn’s college-bound residents will receive a bit of financial help from the City of Berwyn in the form of a $500 scholarship. The annual “Dollars for Scholars” is open to any Berwyn resident headed to an accredited college, university or trade schools this fall. Applications will be accepted through June 30th, reviewed, and scholarship recipients will be notifiedmore »

22 launches SHOP 22

22, Berwyn’s exciting new design studio, gallery and market, located at 6910 Cermak Road, launches SHOP 22 on June 22nd. The new retail space will offer unique designer goods and affordable artwork, featuring both local Berwyn and Chicago artists. Regular store hours are Tuesday though Thursday: 1pm to 5pm; Friday: 1pm to 7pm; and Saturdays 1pm to 5pm through themore »

“12 Days of Christmas” (WILD Berwyn remix) now through January 5!

In the spirit of celebrating new friends and old, the BDC has written its own “12 days of Christmas” (WILD Berwyn remix)! Traditionally, the “first day of Christmas” starts on December 25 and runs into early January. We invite our wonderful residents and commuters to spare a few moments over this holiday season as we unveil a new “gift” eachmore »

Double Trouble at Horrorbles on 10/1

This Saturday! Horrorbles on Roosevelt Road brings two events rolled into one! Get your Bob Howard, Plumber of the Unknown #3 comic signed by local artists Raf Nieves and Dan Dougherty. THEN Pre-Order “Haunting Tales of Horrorbles,” which is a horror anthology comic book featuring stories that pay tribute to the classic EC comics like Vault of Horror and Talesmore »