Archive for September, 2012

Houby Fest will turn Berwyn’s Main Street into a Czech Oasis from Oct 4-7

Berwyn’s Houby Festival is a celebration of Berwyn’s and Cicero’s Czech heritage. Pronounced “ho•bee,” the festival centers around the Czech and Slovak word for mushroom, which was the object of a hunting tradition and a significant part of the Czech diet. And 44 years later, both Berwyn and Cicero are continuing their tradition of exalting the mushroom with a longmore »

Would you like $10,000 to buy a home in Beautiful Berwyn?

The Illinois Housing Development Authority has opened the Building Blocks Program in Berwyn, which offers up to $10,000 for downpayment and closing cost assistance along with affordable interest rates on 30-year fixed rate mortgages for eligible, vacant properties in the City of Berwyn. For more details on the grant, check out IHDA’s bilingual program flyer. Read about the City ofmore »

City of Homes Organization introduces “Block Appeal” program

Berwyn has long been recognized for its top quality housing stock, from Victorians to ranch homes; however, the bungalow is the predominant architectural style in our city. Because of the consistent building lines and lawns, bungalow blocks in Berwyn have a unified character that adds to our neighborhoods’ aesthetic appeal. The City of Homes Organization recognizes the importance of themore »

Horrorbles welcomes SNS Photography Exhibit in October

Horrorbles will host an opening reception for photographer James Sorfleet of SNS-Photo on Saturday, September 29 from 7:00pm-10:00pm. The exhibit will be on site for the month of October. James Sorfleet is a self-taught photographer, practicing since the age of 16. Sorfleet’s images are meant to illicit a response & intended to seize the attention of the viewer and conceivablymore »

Cigars and Stripes will unearth Bigfoot this Saturday!

Cigars and Stripes is hosting quite a unique event this Saturday, September 22 from noon til 8:00pm. This bar is truly a hidden gem among the Chicagoland craft beer scene. In 2007, Cigars and Stripes buried an anniversary barrel of Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot Barleywine ten feet into the soil of the bar’s beer garden. September 22nd, 2012, the day aftermore »

Love and Drowning opens on 9/20

Will Dunne, author of The Ascension of Carlotta, is back at the 16th Street Theater with a comic ode to Chekhov, Beckett, and Rod Serling. Love and Drowning starts Thursday, September 20 and runs through October 27. One audience member each night this weekend Sept 20-22 will go home with a gift certificate to Freddy’s or Brando’s Beef. Next weekmore »

Meijer Marketplace now open in Berwyn’s Cermak Plaza

Meijer Marketplace is now open in Berwyn’s Cermak Plaza at the corner of Harlem Avenue and Cermak Road (view map)! With over 600 varieties of farm fresh produce, custom cut fresh meats and bakery, Meijer has everything you need. Open 6 am – 11 pm daily, our Meijer Marketplace has a uniquely tailored selection of fresh food, baby items, petmore »