Archive for July, 2012

Learn to become energy efficient while sharing a drink with the City of Homes

Join the City of Homes (CoHo) organization for the latest Bungalows on Tap seminar – Clime and Punishment: How to make your house more energy efficient. Thursday, November 3, at 7:00 PM at FitzGerald’s Nightclub, 6615 Roosevelt Road. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the winter of 2011-12 will be one of “Clime and Punishment,” which for us Chicagoans it meansmore »

Berwyn’s Active Transportation Plan Pedals Forward

Berwyn is getting greener and healthier. Recently awarded money from the Cook County Department of Public Health through the Model Communities Grant Program, Berwyn is working with the Active Transportation Alliance on a number of healthy community initiatives. These will help Berwyn become more bike- and pedestrian-friendly, making it safer and easier to travel actively without the need for amore »

Historic Berwyn’s Bungalow Tour Set for September 23

The Berwyn Historical Society announces the 6th annual Historic Berwyn’s House Tour, “Bungalows and More” to be held on Sunday, September 23,  from 12 noon until 5 pm. Berwyn boasts one of the largest concentrations of Chicago-style bungalow homes in the nation. The 2012 tour will showcase a range of bungalows and other vintage homes. Tour-goers will learn the historymore »

I-GO Car Sharing brings new option to Berwyn

Berwyn just announced a partnership with I-GO Car Sharing to establish Berwyn’s first car share program. I-GO is Chicagoland’s only non-profit, local car sharing company. I-GO’s eco-friendly cars are available by the hour or day, anytime of day or night, including weekends and holidays. I-GO’s Berwyn car, a 2011 Red Nissan Versa 5-door Hatchback, is now in service at themore »

Berwyn named one of This Old House Magazine’s Best

This Old House magazine named Berwyn one of the United States’ Best Old House Neighborhoods in 2011. Highlighted as the Best for Bungalows, Berwyn was chosen as one of the 64 Editor’s Picks for its “big, beautiful bungalows with original oak millwork,” its proximity to downtown Chicago, as well as its diverse dining and entertainment options and affordability: “Berwyn ismore »

Bungalows on Tap seminar series continues – August 25th

Berwyn’s City of Homes Organization – through its Berwyn Bungalow Preservation Initiative – continues its Bungalows on Tap seminar series Thursday, August 25th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm at FitzGerald’s Nightclub. This second seminar in the Bungalows on Tap series will be presented by Jack Tomcyzk of Crafton Masonry and will cover the preservation and restoration of historic masonry. Fitzgerald’s Sidebarmore »

A Study in Style

Berwyn residents Andrew Schulz and John Tyler, owners of Study, an interior design firm, believe that “the most exciting interiors come from mixing old with new; taking chances with form, color and space; and staying true to what you love.” This design philosophy is readily apparent in their own home – a 900-square foot Berwyn bungalow they’ve been working onmore »

Bungalows on Tap free seminar series kicks off June 30th

Berwyn’s City of Homes Organization – through its Berwyn Bungalow Preservation Initiative – presents the first in its Bungalows on Tap seminar series Thursday, June 30th at FitzGerald’s Nightclub. The first seminar, presented by John Videckis of Just Sashes, will cover Historic Windows Maintenance, Restoration and Renovation and includes a Q&A session. The series was designed to not only providemore »

Berwyn signed Community Covenant on Flag Day

The Combined Veterans of Berwyn and the City of Berwyn signed a Community Covenant with the U.S. Army at the annual Flag Day ceremony held in Serenity Park on June 14. The covenant is a formal agreement with the U.S. Army to “foster and sustain effective state and community partnerships with the Army to improve the quality of life formore »

City of Homes Organization kicks off Berwyn Bungalow Preservation Initiative

Berwyn’s City of Homes Organization (CoHo) is giving bungalows a boost with the launch of the Berwyn Bungalow Preservation Initiative (BBPI) this summer. The initiative, begun by Berwyn residents and bungalow owners Nasri AbiMansour and Richard Bruen, aims to help bungalow owners properly preserve, restore and rehabilitate their historic homes. But, according to Bruen, CoHo’s broader aim is to “protectmore »