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BradBall
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Don’t be alarmed if upon entering Heal Veterinary Clinic, Lolita doesn’t say hello or check you in at first. You will catch her puttering around the reception area or staring into space, but you would be advised to wait for the actual receptionist, as despite her clean hospital whites, Lolita doesn’t work here. She’s a big, fluffy, lop-eared rabbit, one of several “house pets” at Heal Veterinary, along with loud-mouthed macaw Ralph and the cats, C.P. and Horchata. For the past three years, Heal Veterinary has been more than a place for the pets of Northcenter to receive checkups and rabies shots. Its home on Rockwell Street near the western edge of Northcenter is a block-long “animal campus” - Heal Veterinary, animal shelter and training school Found and dog hotel Stay all connect to give Northcenter a comprehensive place for all the possible needs for their furry, scaly and feathered friends. And at the head of it all is Dr. Derrick Landini, a self-proclaimed “science geek” with a lifelong love of animals. Read more
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BradBall
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The Northcenter Chamber of Commerce could not put on all the events, programs and networking opportunities that we do without the help of an amazing volunteer Board of Directors. This board is comprised of business owners, entrepreneurs and committed residents who have made an impact on the Northcenter business community. In this series, we will introduce you to them one by one. Today, meet our newest member of the board, Ron Lanz. Ron Lanz is the newest addition to the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, serving his first term ever beginning this January. But he has been making an impact on Northcenter for more than a decade--the Lincoln Avenue streetscape project was built in part with his design and expertise. “When I started, Northcenter was on the cusp of being recognized for its rapid revitalization activities,” Ron says. “Thanks to the tireless involvement and investment of core businesses and the community, the neighborhood has grown tremendously.” Read more
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BradBall
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Enter Power Plumbing’s main office on Ashland Avenue and before you even walk in the door, you’re met with a window full of accolades. Since moving to the area in 1980, this family-owned, family-operated (three generations!) business has won more than 34 awards for performance and customer service, including the Angie’s List Super Service Award a stunning 12 years in a row. But more importantly to the Piccioli family, who have been running Power Plumbing since 1960, is the direct praise and support from people right here in the community. The company has been featured on parents’ lists at Coonley, Mather and other local schools, and regularly receive referrals from clients’ friends, teachers, parents and neighbors. Read more
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BradBall
Monday, July 14, 2014
residents and visitors to Northcenter as well as enhancing the experience of living and working in Northcenter for its residents and workers. Since its creation, SSA #38 has supported the following services and improvements: Read more
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BradBall
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Chicago is a polka town, and who better to kick off our rockin' Summer Concert Series than one of the Windy City's finest polka-rock ensembles, The Polkaholics? Thanks to the music, great weather and good times, fans of all ages packed Town Square to dance, play and have a good time! Thanks to everyone who came out to our first show, the Polkaholics for two wonderful sets and all the volunteers and sponsors (listed to the right) who made a lovely evening happen. Read more
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BradBall
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
For the past 19 years, through the eras of Michael Jordan and Sammy Sosa, Frank Thomas and Jonathan Toews, John Merkel has been Northcenter's go-to guy in the world of cards and collectibles. Merkel, the owner and manager of Elite Sports Cards & Comics on Montrose Avenue, began as many collectors do, as an "avid sports fan and a novice collector." He got into it as a hobby, and after an early retirement, took over a previous incarnation of Northcenter's sports card and collectible shop. Read more
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BradBall
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The Northcenter Chamber of Commerce could not put on all the events, programs and networking opportunities that we do without the help of an amazing volunteer Board of Directors. This board is comprised of business owners, entrepreneurs and committed residents who have made an impact on the Northcenter business community. In this series, we will introduce you to them one by one. Today, meet former President Maribel Selva, who now heads the Ribfest and Community Events Committees. Read more
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BradBall
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
There are plenty of things that say "Summer in Chicago": enjoying the lakefront, Cubs and White Sox games, countless street festivals. But one of our favorites has to be wandering a great farmers' market, and we love having one right here in Northcenter! Bring your family and friends out to the Northcenter Farmers' Market, one of only three City of Chicago-sponsored markets on the North Side that is open on Saturdays. Farmers and local merchants offer their freshest fruits, vegetables, flowers, pastries and other homemade products for sale. You'll want to enjoy the delights of this lively, local market. Read more
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BradBall
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Stop by Northcenter landmark The Globe Pub for the next month or so and you’ll see a colorful United Nations’ worth of flags greeting you at the entrance. Chicago’s eminent neighborhood soccer bar is getting ready for the World Cup (the aforementioned flags represent each participating country), and over the next month, will be packed with Americans and expats from all over the globe (see what we did there?) cheering on their teams. For nearly a decade, The Globe Pub has been a key player among Chicago’s international sports bar scene. Co-owner Stuart Johnston says he began generating traffic to the bar by offering the bar (and its jaw-dropping beer and cider selection) as a matchday home for supporters of popular English soccer clubs like Liverpool and Arsenal. Eventually, they expanded their coverage to include fans of other European leagues Read more
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