Two Avondale Principals chosen for Elite Program

Research and experience tell us that great public schools require great leadership. Below is an announcement of thirty-three public school principals across the city who have been selected to participate in one of two elite professional development programs, including Avondale’s Principal Joanne Tanner from UCSN Carlos Fuentes and Principal Erleah July Cyrwus from Federico Garcia Lorca Elementary School. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bess Featherstone bess_featherstone@jtpr.com 312-573-5488 The Chicago Public Education Fund Expands Fellowships for Distinguished Principals in Chicago Twenty-five principals chosen for local Northwestern University executive leadership program, and eight principals chosen for national Cahn…Read more

Tour of Pumping Station One

Is Home Depot your toy store? Are you remodeling your home? Do you think about bringing your ideas to life? If so this is the place for you!   For those of you that haven't been to Pumping Station One, you will be surprised to learn about this very unique maker space in Avondale. Three years ago, PS1 moved into their current location at 3519 N. Elston and have now expanded to 11,000 sq ft of equipment for members to make, hack and craft! The concept is this, PS1 is a non-profit and its members…Read more

Loving Your Local Grocer

Loving Your Local Grocer by Emily Avondale has many small, local and ethnic grocery stores. Many people shop at them to put together meals like their mom used to make, or for special items that remind them of their home country. For me, I grew up shopping at the large grocery stores- Jewel, Dominick's, etc.- where there were endless aisles of food and you could buy pretty much any food you could think of. So why would I love my local ethnic grocer? I will tell you and hopefully will convince you to…Read more

Schurz Students Make Connections Through Art

            The launch of the International Baccalaureate Programme at Carl Schurz High School in 2013 brought with it many new opportunities for students. Many Middle Years Programme (MYP) students participate in the summer art enrichment class available to them between their freshman and sophomore years. In this class, they help lead beautification projects which strengthen their connections with the school and the surrounding community. One of the building blocks of the IB Programme is its Learner Profile, which includes ten attributes valued by IB World Schools. Development of…Read more

A visit to Mazamitla Taqueria

  I have been by Mazamitla countless times but had never eaten there because I had never seen it very busy.  I was talking to a neighbor who lives right by it and he said that it was very good, so I decided to give it a try. The ambiance is pleasant and casual.  You order from a counter.  The staff was nice and could speak in English or Spanish.  The menu as well was in both languages. They do Mexican food and I ordered the enchiladas dinner and a small horchata, which…Read more

A tour of the new ASPIRA High School

                  You may have been wondering what that odd looking building is going in at Central Park and Milwaukee. You many have heard it is a new high school and think, what does this mean for the neighborhood? You may be excited to have a walkable school in the area and already have your kids enrolled.  In any case, we encourage you to learn more about the school and this new facility- starting with our sneak peak tour below. This new High School will be…Read more

New Business Member: Law Office of Christine Contreras

        Immigration law is complicated and intimidating. The Law Office of Christine Contreras consists of skilled and experienced attorneys committed to providing quality and diligent legal representation with compassion and honesty. They are dedicated to providing assistance to those in Avondale facing a variety of immigration issues. Contact them to review your case and help you obtain a positive resolution! 3058 W. BELMONT AVENUE CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60618 (773) 478-0372 christine@ccontreraslaw.com A big thank you to the Law Office of Christine Contreras for becoming an Avondale Business Sponsor– please stop by and say hello!Read more

New Business Member: Sit Means Sit

          If you’ve been searching for Chicago’s best, most effective, and most personal dog training solution, you can relax now — your search is over! Located across from Brands Park, Sit Means Sit's customized dog training results in happy, confident, obedient dogs and happy, confident, satisfied owners. Sit Means Sit’s industry-leading results can help you achieve the maximum control of your dog, both on and off the leash, while still allowing your pet to “act like a dog.” Want to know more? Visit their website for more information. Thank you Sit…Read more

The Avondale Coffee House & Grill

                The opening of The Avondale Coffee House & Grill at 3634 W. Belmont has had much anticipation. The previous Polish sports bar, Jagiellonia, had been quiet for years before transitioning to this modern breakfast spot. Maintaining the Polish flare, the Avondale offers a unique variety of delicious Omletettes, Skillets, Pancakes, Waffles and Crepes. Some European style dishes include the 'Avondale' Berry French Toast with a cream cheese filling, 'Eggs Avondale' with farmers market eggs and Polish Black Forest Ham (pictured left) or indulgent Nutella Pancakes.…Read more

New Business Member: Scott Curcio Residential Brokerage

        Scott Curcio has been a strong supporter of the Avondale Neighborhood Association since its early days. Given his love for the neighborhood, he has seen it through various changes over the years and it has been one of his favorites to share with new clients. Want to know more about Scott and his business? Visit this link. Thank you Scott for supporting the ANA! You can see Scott and all our Business Sponsors on our Sponsor page.Read more
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