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Finding products from the Balkans in a multicultural Chicago is not that difficult. Being from the restaurant family I'm always happy to try something new, especially if there is a great product that is in a way connected to my roots. Not too long ago I was visiting my family in Slovenia and they had to pack some home goods. The only liquid thing that I took was home made olive oil from Slovenian Istria and Grappa. Slivovtz from Bosnia was available but not to my liking. Some great ideas for next blog posts. My father offered a bottle of Vranac (0 comments)
Here are some interesting findings and statistics that may help you with twitter. This is from someone who does not tweet a lot. If you'd like to know How often do you tweet? Just type your twitter user name and you'll have the result in no time. I tweet on average 2.9 tweets per day. Not to long ago ActiveRain added Short URL Clicks. As I type I have more than 320 followers and many times (2 comments)
May you find the perfect diet for your soul.(If this face doesn't make you want to stop eating sausage, nothing will.)
May you find perfect balance in the company you keep.
May you have as much fun as you can before someone makes you stop.
May the worst thing that happens to you (13 comments)
chicago: Movies Filmed In Chicago's North Shore - 11/06/10 02:58 PM
There is a movie set in Glenview, IL this week. “Contagion,” an action-thriller directed by Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh with Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotlliard, Jude Law and Laurence Fishburne starring. Will any of the locals be surprised by a star sighting? Few other movies filmed near by: The Weather Man (Skokie, Evanston) with Nicolas Cage and Derailed with Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston were fillmed in 2005. Mean Girls with Lindsay Lohan had one scene filmed at Old Orchard Shopping Center in Skokie. Surviving Christmas with Ben Affleck, Cheaper by the Dozen with Steve Martin, Shattered Glass with (3 comments)
chicago: Moving To Chicagoland ~ Smooth Move List You Can Use - 10/09/10 10:03 PM
Getting ready to move? Here is a great list you can use. 10 weeks before you move Decide on moving your cars Sort basement loft and garage Dispose of things you don't want Which items to discard or donate Consider a garage or flea market sale Place ads for items to sell Decide what to do with prohibited items Decide on a mover 8 weeks before you move Get important papers and documents together Decide what to do with pets 6 weeks before you move Call your mover & storage brokers to to schedule your move Arrange to take (3 comments)
chicago: Checking In With FourSquare In Chicago Suburbs - 07/22/10 02:37 PM
Recently I started using FourSquare and I find it fun and addictive. It's like a game. It's fun collecting badges and trying to become "the mayor" of a local place. Some comments on the inter web are: " why ? ... I don't get it " . Don't we always ask our friends about a good restaurant, any local tips or suggestions? I do only few tweets per day. With a touch of a screen I can share my location on Twitter and Facebook. Are people really checking in? 88 different users checked to Trader Joe's in Glenview, more than ten at (2 comments)
chicago: North Of Chicago Suburbs Average Home Prices - 07/18/10 01:57 PM
North Of Chicago Real Estate Suburban Numbers in July 2010 The snap shots below taken from mls illustrate the current conditions. Arlington Heights Des Plaines Evanston Glencoe Glenview Morton Grove Mount Prospect Niles Northbrook Northfield Park Ridge Skokie Wheeling Wilmette Winnetka
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chicago: North Of Chicago 4th Of July Events - 07/01/10 01:12 PM
Chicago's north and northwest suburbs fireworks. 2010 Glenview Independence Day Celebration on Monday, July 5 and be part of a 40+ year long Glenview tradition that builds memories for families and brings our community together for one glorious summer day of celebration and fun!!!Glenview Park District Skokie's Fourth of July parade kicks off at noon and features marching bands, tumblers, live animals, drill teams, clowns, vintage automobiles, and more. The parade runs north from Oakton Community College on Lincoln Avenue to Oakton Street, then east from downtown to Oakton Park. At 5 p.m. the fun moves to Niles West High (1 comments)
chicago: Park District And Social Media - 03/20/10 02:20 PM
I wanted to check which local park districts are sharing the events and other local info on Facebook and/ or Twitter. Since the social networking giant, Facebook overtook Google's search engine page this week to become the most visited website in the U.S. According to research from web statistics firm Hitwise. It looks as though only a few park districts of suburban Chicago-land embrace Social Media. Chicago's North and Northwest Park Districts on Facebook. Glenview Park District on Facebook. Skokie Park District on Facebook. Northfield Park District on Facebook. Arlington Heights Park District on Facebook. Schaumburg Park District on Facebook. (1 comments)
chicago: North And Northwest Chicago Suburbs Foreclosure Filing Numbers - 02/23/10 03:15 PM
Properties with Foreclosure Filings in North And Northwest Chicago suburban Cook County. North and Northwest suburban region has one of the most rapid rate of growth of foreclosure filings, according to the Woodstock Institute. Here are some total numbers of filings for 2009. You can follow the link below to find more available data for other Chicago Region, Properties with Foreclosure Filings. Des Plaines - 488Evanston - 336Glenview - 260Morton Grove - 220Mount Prospect - 292Niles - 240Northbrook - 195Northfield - 32Park Ridge - 202Skokie - 552Wilmette - 110Winnetka - 32
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chicago: Coyote Caution - 02/08/10 08:41 PM
From my village report and some extra research for my real estate blog. Coyotes were once rare in Chicago-land. Now we have more coyotes in urban areas near fields and wild areas. One of the newsletters I read is cautioning us how to live peaceably with our wild coyote neighbors. Here are some cautions, preparations and links. Don’t feed any wild animals such as raccoons or deer, which encourages coyotes as well. Coyotes have been known to attack pets. Don’t leave any cat or dog food outside. Secure garbage in areas where coyotes can’t access it; keep yards clean (7 comments)
The architecture is absolutely stunning. You would think, because it is a religious building that you would not be welcome unless you were a member. There is a visitor center on the bottom level. There are several of these in the world and this is the only one, right here in our backyard, in the USA. The auditorium is open every day of the year from 7am until 10pmVisitors Center:10 am to 5 pm October 1 (2 comments)
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