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Vintage Garage Is This Sunday, and Love Is In The Air As Vintage Weddings Are Featured

It's been a great season so far for Vintage Garage, Chicago's only monthly all-vintage marketplace. This Sunday is a special, and new, theme: VINTAGE WEDDINGS!Check out dresses, place settings, cake toppers, jewelry, guest books, and...Show More Summary

Buena Park Neighbors Fall Concert in the Park Draws Large Crowd

On Thursday evening, Buena Circle Park was packed with more than 100 residents who ate their picnic dinners and listened to Wall of Denial, a Stevie Ray Vaughn cover band.Photos and short videos (Dancing with the Younger Stars) from the event are here.Next event is the rain-postponed showing of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, on Thursday, September 7th.

Bella 'Mbriana Closes, Promises New Experience (And We Have A Cunning Plan)

Unfortunately, this sign went up at Bella 'Mbriana a week or so ago. We loved Bella's food and coffee, and hope a "new experience" is on the way.You know what we'd love to see? A collaboration between the talents behind Baker & Nosh and Bella. Show More Summary

Bike to Books Family Ride Saturday Morning

Join the best all-ages bike ride of the year! You are invited to join in the Bike to Books Family Ride on Saturday at 9:30am starting at the Edgewater Branch (6000 N. Broadway) and ending at the Bezazian Branch (1226 W. Ainslie) with snacks, a DJ, line dancing and book giveaways in the Bezazian parking lot. Show More Summary

What's That Sound? Probably Air Show Practice

A gentle reminder, particularly to those who may be new to Chicago, that the Air & Water Show takes this weekend, and the aircraft practice their moves in advance. Thursday and Friday prior to the show are usually practice days.If you hear loud and low-flying jets around Uptown, it's likely not anything nefarious. Show More Summary

George Maher Sheridan Road Mansion Sells, To Be Rehabbed

Just 12 days after the George Maher-designed home at 4506 Sheridan Road went on the market in June, it went under contract. The sale closed on Tuesday, according to Crain's. Uptown family-owned apartment rental company Slater RealtyShow More Summary

Watch The Great American Eclipse From Clarendon Park The Chicago Park District is holding Eclipse Viewing Parties at 20 Chicago parks, including Clarendon (4501 North Clarendon). It will begin at 11am and go until 3pm on Monday, August 21st."Children and entire families...Show More Summary

Night Market Greeters and People-Counters Sought

From Uptown United:"Hello Uptown Volunteers!Our 5th annual Argyle Night Market is nearing the end of its season (only 3 markets left!). The group that has been providing volunteers all season is unable to cover these last few markets,...Show More Summary

Men At Work

As seen today, new sidewalks are going in near the new tracks on the 4600 block of Broadway. Just a few more months until the long Wilson Red Line project reaches completion. We look forward to the repaved street as well.

New Exterior, New Restaurant Coming To Argyle

August 2017 August 2016 (via Google Streetview) A reader sent in the "after" photo taken at 1113 West Argyle (immediately west of Luck Foods) above, and said, " I don’t know if the inside is also being renovated or if Vinh Phat is going...Show More Summary

Broadway Gets New Street Paving and Sidewalks; Southbound Lanes To Close Between Wilson & Leland Through September

click to enlarge The end is in sight, at long last. Just a couple more months remain until the Grand Opening of the reconstructed Wilson Red Line Station. CTA is finishing up, but this phase includes street and sidewalk closures as they...Show More Summary

Senn Alumni Picnic Over Labor Day

For our readers who are long-time residents and who went to Senn (the community high school for Uptown before Uplift was created in 2005).There will be a picnic for Senn alumni (all classes, not matter how recent or distant) and faculty over the Labor Day weekend.It's only $5 to attend, and kids are free.Show that Bulldog Spirit! More information is here.

Man Murdered Sunday Morning In Possible Domestic Dispute

A reader's photo posted to Uptown Update's Facebook page Shortly before 7am on Sunday, shots were fired at 1032 West Montrose, west of Broadway. A 25-year-old man was reportedly hit multiple times when another man got out of a small black car with Michigan license plates and opened fire. Show More Summary

Free CTA Rides On First Day Of School For Chicago Students

CTA will again this year provide all students and accompanying adults with free bus and train rides on the first day of Chicago Public Schools’ school year, which is Tuesday, September 5. This program, which has been going on since 2011,...Show More Summary

BPN Hosts Fall Concert In The Park On Thursday

It's been a busy weekend, but the entertainment continues next week. Join Buena Park Neighbors for their Fall Concert on Thursday evening at Buena Park Circle.

A Visit To Klein's Bakery & Cafe

A reader writes: "Was just at Klein's Bakery & Cafe at 4155 N. Broadway and loved the place and the owners. They are young Venezuelans trying to make it after leaving Maduro's dictatorship. It would be great if you guys featured them so they get more exposure. Show More Summary

Magic In The Garden, Saturday Morning at 11AM

"Come and feel connected to your neighbors via the magic of seeds at the Winthrop Heritage Garden!In a guided interaction, participants will perform a magic illusion in their own hands, using seed paper cards. Participants join together to care for this evolving communal garden, with seeds as the focus as a reminder of how seeds connect all of us. Show More Summary

Finding Dory and Summer Picnic At Buttercup Park On Saturday

Buttercup Park holds its traditional "Wear Your Summer Whites" community picnic on Saturday evening at 6pm, followed by a showing of Finding Dory at dusk. Enjoy! Buttercup Park is located on Sheridan Road between Ainslie and Argyle.

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