Archive for January, 2013

Havlicek Elementary School prioritizes diversity

Berwyn North School District 98’s Havlicek Elementary School, in partnership with Concordia University Chicago, has been selected to present at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education at the end of February. Through a required pre-teaching course on diversity, future teachers in the program are required to work with students in one of Havlicek’s classroomsmore »

Calling all performance enthusiasts from ages 8 to 88

The 16th Street Theater welcomes you to engage with them in a whole new way by enrolling in their new catalog of classes starting January 28, 2013. Courses in Acting, Playwriting, Musical Theater and Stage Combat (oh yeah!) will be offered for teens, adults and seniors – beginners through seasoned pros. Register today at 708-795-6704 or visit the website formore »

Berwyn takes home 7 Good Neighbor Awards in 2012

Imagine a vacant lot transformed into affordable housing or a thriving retail space that makes Chicagoland a better place to live. That is the type of property recognized by the Chicago Association of REALTORS® Good Neighbor Awards, which showcase a variety of developments that enhance their communities’ economy and pride. Good Neighbor Awards recognize exceptional rehabilitated, new or repurposed propertiesmore »

Reel Art creates Pop Culture home in Berwyn’s Depot District

The largest collectible dealer in Chicagoland, Reel Art Collectibles has found a home for its gallery of pop culture at 6727 W. Stanley Avenue in Berwyn’s Depot District. It is the only store of its kind in the area, with movie posters, comic books, rare books and vintage toys. Cory Glaberson, Reel Art’s founder, began collecting at an early agemore »

Autre Monde’s Sunday Brunch Delights

The Porcini mushrooms that Dan Pancake used to buy at a roadside stand in the Italian countryside aren’t as easy to come by in Berwyn, but Autre Monde Cafe & Spirits’s innovative chef incorporates their unique flavor with a spot of black truffle oil, adding a subtle, smooth earthiness to the “Great Scrambled Eggs.” The Bloody Mary recipe took manymore »

16th Street Theater announces Season 6: The American Dream

This season, Ann Filmer, Artistic Director at 16th Street Theater, asks the question, “What is the American Dream in 2013?” This stalking question weaves its way through the five performances that compose Season 6 on 16th Street. The search begins in Silicon Valley which strangely leads us to Shenzhen, China where half the world’s electronics are made. From there themore »

Big Guys Sausage opens to fanfare after picking up pointers from Chef Bobby Flay

Big Guys Sausage opened last August at 7021 W Roosevelt Road. A new food entrepreneur, Big Guys Sausage owner Brendan O’Connor grown his position from restaurant rookie to professional proprietor in a short period of time thanks to his dedication and a tutorial from Chef Bobby Flay. Big Guys Sausage made its reality television debut on 3 Days to Openmore »

Depot District welcomes Riddles Comedy Club

Laughter can be undeniably infectious. Some health experts contend that laughter can be like medicine, a perfect remedy for stress, tension, and pain. Whether looking for an immune boost or simply a venue to have a good time, Riddles Comedy Club, located at 6910 W Windsor Avenue in Berwyn’s Depot District, aims to bring both with the grand opening ofmore »

Irving Elementary recognized as National Distinguished School

The Illinois State Board of Education announced that it has chosen two Illinois schools to be honored for academic success. Irving Elementary in Berwyn South School District 100 and Sheridan Elementary Math and Science Elementary in City of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) District 299, will be among schools across the nation honored during a January annual conference of the Nationalmore »

School District 100 lands Apple Distinguished Program Award

South Berwyn School District 100 has been named an Apple Distinguished Program for its 1:1 Wireless Device Program, which provides a wireless device (iPads and MacBooks) to every student for in-classroom and at-home use. The adoption of state-of-the-art classrooms has created an environment where learning is more engaging for students and teachers have more resources to ensure that students getmore »