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Tues., July 17
Food Truck Festival (starts at 5:30 p.m.)
Brummel Park
South Boulevard Band http://southboulevardband.com/ Classic R&B and rockin’ soul tunes will energize your evening.
Starlight Movies in the Park
Movies in the Park Movies will be shown at dusk. Interactive family activities will be offered before movies, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free. Movies are cancelled in inclement weather.
Sat., Sep 1 James Park Black Panther
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Karen Johnson
06:58 AM cst(US)
Thanks, Ann, for your good wishes! Hope that you enjoyed the weekend.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
05:26 PM cst(US)
Happy Father's Day to all the great Dads"

Happy Fathers Day to all the Moms doing double duty!
11:30 AM cst(US)
Sorry about that. The photo was right side up when I attached it.

p.s. thanks to the kind soul who moved the downed branches from the sidewalk.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
11:30 AM cst(US)
They certainly will, make sure you give them the exact address of where the parkway tree is located.
11:28 AM cst(US)

Last night’s storm tore branches from our parkway tree. If I call 311, will the forestry department remove them?
Mike Perlman
08:54 AM cst(US)
Alarm problem at Oakton
Karen Johnson
08:19 AM cst(US)
A few fire units have left the area around Oakton School but some remain. It looks like all of the units are off Oakton Street.
Karen Johnson
08:01 AM cst(US)
Fire alarm going off at Oakton School. Several fire units in the area. Expect delays on Oakton Street.
Dana Pearl
12:23 AM cst(US)
Ann, a few people on BOTF (back on their feet) on Facebook are looking for moving boxes. You might get a good response if you list them there.
John R. McClelland
07:15 PM cst(US)
Skeeter spraying... the control agency's info is unclear to me. The older alert messages are gone from my services. If I recall correctly, the plan for early in the week was to do some nearby areas and all of Evanston, but it was deferred by weather. And yet the agency site says it was done:

*Completed – Tuesday, June 12, 2018 – Adult Mosquito Control OperationsThe North Shore Mosquito Abatement District conducted targeted adult mosquito control operations in portions of Evanston on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, between the hours of 8:00 PM and 2:00 AM.The specific NSMAD map numbers treated were:MAP B-19 EvanstonMAP B-20 EvanstonMAP C-07
 EvanstonMAP C-08 EvanstonMAP C-14 EvanstonMAP C-15 EvanstonMAP C-20 Evanston*
Huh? Did I miss something? Was this an on- off- on-again deal with incomplete notifications, or did a website robot assume completion and flip the label on that item from planned to done without humanoid attention? Or what?

The "NSMAD map number" for Evanston south of Oakton is C-20.


*The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District will be conducting targeted adult mosquito control operations in portions of Evanston, Glenview, Kenilworth, Northfield, Skokie, Wilmette and Winnetka on Thursday, June 14, 2018, between the hours of 8:00 PM and 2:00 AM, weather permitting.The specific NSMAD map numbers to be treated are:B-05 Glenview &
NorthfieldB-06 Glenview, Northfield, Wilmette & WinnetkaB-07 Wilmette & WinnetkaB-08 Kenilworth, Wilmette & WinnetkaB-13 Evanston, Skokie & WilmetteB-14 Evanston & WilmetteB-15 Evanston & WilmetteThis, in the context of the older messages I recall, implies that they haven't been here yet.*

You can sign up for notices by email, text, maybe even robo-dialer, and get other info at www.nsmad.com
I plan ato begin keeping them.

I wipe a dab of "Eau de NorthWoods" perfume (any strong repellent) on all exposed skin for evening outdoor activity. We're on Brummel about a block from your street stub, Kathryn, and I've seen only one skeeter so far.
Kathryn Farris
05:53 PM cst(US)
Ann, any word on whether or not we were sprayed? From the way they were biting last night, I doubt it.
Dianne Schuyler
11:47 AM cst(US)
Hi Matt - I just called and left you a message with our info (address and phone). Thank you
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
10:36 AM cst(US)
I am recycling all my packing boxes today. If you want them let me know. They are going into the alley.
Matthew Mitchell
10:34 AM cst(US)
We would love to take your compost tumbler.
I can pick it up from you, we are in the neighborhood.

Thank you,

Matthew Marley Mitchell
Attorney at Law
325 W. Huron, Suite 601
Chicago, IL 60654

*Phone:* (773) 998-2208
*Fax: *(312) 256-9296
*Email: *matthew@mmm-legal.com

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Dianne Schuyler
10:27 AM cst(US)

Would anyone like a compost tumbler? In very good condition. Free!
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
08:53 AM cst(US)
 Jeannie, I reported the conditions to the new owners of 619 Howard. They responded and said they are working on it.
06:55 AM cst(US)
It’s the former Sherwin Williams on Howard.
Yvette Jordan-Granberry
03:57 AM cst(US)
Jeannie - Where is the building & lot you're referring to?
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
10:15 PM cst(US)
Kathryn, I will
Kathryn Farris
09:13 PM cst(US)
Ann, did we get sprayed for mosquitoes? I kept watch the last two nights because they don't always come down our dead end, but never saw or heard the truck. I read that spraying will be done north of Central tomorrow night and would just like to know. Can you confirm?
Edited 06-13-2018 09:13 PM
08:27 AM cst(US)

Classy way to keep people out of the lot. Looks as good as the building itself…
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
06:35 PM cst(US)
 I’ll have Park maintenance over Tomorrow and I’ll have our staff check on the signage. I was just in the building at the end of last week. I drove in though so I didn’t see the outside, thanks for telling me.
Lori Norman
05:08 PM cst(US)
Hi Ann & Southwest area residents! I wanted to share some things I noticed on a walk to James Park going north on Hartrey Tuesday evening. It seems Autobarn is putting up signage in & on their windows which announce they are "open", also describes their services. It was my belief that they are not to encourage traffic to our neighborhood. I think their Autobarn sign @ the gate indicating a Dead End was perfect & plenty. Your thoughts? Secondly, the City has planted many trees in the park (very young perhaps only a half inch diameter trunk). Many trees can be see leaning (not planted upright). Either this was due to trees not planted deep enough or people pushing them over. Do you think park maintenace will attend to putting them upright & provide appropriate support for such small trees so they have a chance to grow & mature?
Thanks for allowing me to share.

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Mary Spaeth
03:15 PM cst(US)
Very cool that you have this message board for the ward. I'm a third generation Evanstonian who moved, sadly, in 2000, to take a job overseas. The job has been great, but I do miss Evanston. Recently, I heard that there has been discussion to demolish the Harley Clarke Mansion. Please, please, tell me this is a rumor! That building should be one of the key heritage places in the city...right up there with Dawes House. Take good care of the building Ann and all of the Alderpersons and citizens. Let me know if I can help to find money or start a campaign for any restoration needed!!! Hugs from Sweden. Mary
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