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Summer block party! Everyone welcome!

Saturday, August 5, 2017 • Beginning at 2:00 pm

On Magnolia from Argyle to Ainslie • Rain or shine

Bouncy house and fun activities for kids! Join or renew your NUNA membership. Don’t miss NUNA’s biggest event of the year, and the best chance to connect with your neighbors.

Bring potluck dish to share or set up a grill. BYO plates, cups, cutlery, adult beverages.

Contribute to our school supply drive benefiting our local schools. See suggested items here.

 

Spring Neighborhood Clean Up

April 22, 2017

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Think local this Earth Day and help get the neighborhood in shape for spring! Meet at 4927 N. Magnolia for coffee and snacks before we fan out to pick up trash and work in the NUNA gardens. Join us at 9:30 am for coffee, or meet up with your neighbors from 10:00 – 12:00 at:
– Argyle and Broadway garden
– Post office garden
– Bezazian library.
If you have them, bring work gloves, rakes and shovels.

March social at Sofo

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

8:00 pm

Sofo Tap (Argyle and Clark)

Come out for a casual get-together with your neighbors. Everyone welcome! This is the first of similar events we plan to hold every other month at neighborhood bars and restaurants.

Winter block party

The NUNA winter block party will be January 29, 2017, 4:00 – 6:00, at Furama Restaurant (at the corner of Argyle & Broadway). Appetizers will be provided; drinks are available for purchase.

We will be collecting donations for Sarah’s Circle, a women’s shelter in Uptown. Needed items include:

  • Travel-size toiletries
  • Unused makeup, chapstick, nail polish and remover
  • Costume jewelry
  • CTA passes
  • Backpacks and tote bags
  • Umbrellas, plastic rain caps and rain ponchos
  • New towels and twin-size sheets
  • Cash donations

Fall Clean Up

Thanks to all who came out on October 30 for the fall clean up. Efforts focused on areas by the post office, Bezazian library, and the intersection of Argyle & Broadway.

Neighbors rake trash in front of the Uptown Post Office
Cleaning in front of the post office
Two boys rake leaves in front of Bezazian library
Raking leaves at Bezazian library
Toddler sweeps sidewalk in front of Bezazian library
Little neighbor, big broom

Mosquito abatement spraying tonight, August 24

Chicago Department of Public Health will be spraying for mosquitoes within NUNA boundaries as part of their efforts to combat West Nile Virus.

According to the 47th Ward Alderman’s office:

“The material being used to control the adult mosquitoes, Zenivex™, is approved for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has been widely applied to control mosquitoes in outdoor residential and recreational areas across the city. The spray will be applied by licensed mosquito abatement technicians from Vector Disease Control International, a leader in the mosquito control industry. Guiding the crews through the streets will be supervisors from the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation.

While the spray is not harmful to people or pets and is routinely sprayed in residential areas across the nation, residents of targeted neighborhoods may choose to stay indoors and close their windows while spraying is underway, as an extra precaution.

In addition to the city’s aggressive mosquito abatement and prevention efforts, CDPH continues to remind residents to take simple precautions to protect themselves against mosquitoes that may carry the virus, including:

  • Use insect repellent that contains DEET, Picaridin or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus.
  • Eliminate standing water. This includes emptying water from flowerpots, gutters, pool  covers, pet water dishes and birdbaths regularly.
  • Keep grass and weeds short to eliminate hiding places for adult mosquitoes.
  • When outside between dusk and dawn, wear loose-fitting, light colored clothing including long pants, long sleeve shirts, socks and shoes.
  • Check that all screens, windows and doors are tight-fitting and free of holes and tears.
  • Check on neighbors regularly who may need additional assistance, including the elderly.

Weather permitting, the spraying will begin at dusk and continue through the night until approximately 1:00am, with licensed mosquito abatement technicians in trucks dispensing an ultra-low-volume spray.  Each year, CDPH conducts a comprehensive mosquito surveillance, prevention and control program to protect residents from West Nile virus and other diseases spread by mosquitoes.

For more information on this planned spraying, please click here. “

Argyle pot holes repaired

The terrible potholes on the eastern end of Argyle were fixed June 23! Much nicer for two- and four-wheeled traffic. We encourage NUNA residents to report potholes and other necessary repairs to 311.

Canasta to play free concert in the park this Thursday

Former NUNA VP Elizabeth Lindau will be back in town this week playing a free concert with her band, Canasta. Don’t miss this group that The Huffington Post calls “Best of Chicago.”

Canasta

A free, all-ages Concert in the Park

Thursday, June 16

7:00 – 9:30 pm

Buena Circle Park, 1049 W. Buena

Presented by the Buena Park Neighbors

Edgewater Garage Sale this weekend

From our neighbors to the north:

The Big Sale is back!
The 22nd annual Edgewater Yard (and Sidewalk) Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4.  It’s another record breaker:
Over 200 sellers.  Eight block clubs plus Edgewater Beach Apartments, the co-op at 5555 N. Sheridan.  Nearly two dozen businesses conducting sidewalk sales on Broadway and peripheral streets.  Four group sites.  Fourteen non-profits.  Free parking at St. Andrews Church, Hollywood/Sheridan.
Boundaries of the sale:  West of Broadway, Bryn Mawr to Devon, Clark to Broadway.  East of Broadway, Foster to Devon, Broadway to Sheridan.
Locations are in garages and front, side and rear yards.  Maps of all locations will be distributed at participating households and businesses and also will be posted on line — Google push-pin map at tinyurl.com/Edgewater2016.
Additional info is on Facebook and edgewateryardsale.org. Good browsing and buying!