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We're so lucky to have a professional fireworks display right in our neighborhood.The Saddle & Cycle Club, at Foster and Marine, has confirmed to UU that it will be holding its annual fireworks show at dusk (start time has been anytime between 9pm and 9:30pm in past years) on Sunday, July 3rd.While only members of the club and their guests may view the show from inside the club grounds, the fireworks can easily be seen from the surrounding areas. You can see them from Kathy Osterman Beach, Foster Avenue Beach, Margate Park, and from friends' homes along Foster Avenue and Marine Drive… [...]
From Ald. Cappleman's newsletter today:"The Lawrence Drive viaduct under DuSable Lake Shore Drive has been cleared of the encampments in order to do required electrical repairs for the lighting that was destroyed by the last two fires that occurred there earlier this year. CDOT has agreed to fully repair and repaint the viaducts after every fire without the use of 46th Ward menu funds. The repairs are expected to take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting.Once completed, the people who have been living there can either return back with all of their belongings or accept other options that include offers… [...]
Yesterday was the annual pilgrimage through Uptown by the monks of the (Vietnamese) Quang Minh Temple in Ravenswood. As Rev. Patti, from the Buddhist Temple of Chicago, explained several years ago:"They are doing an ancient Buddhist custom of monks paying an annual visit to neighboring temples. Anyone is welcome to watch them pay respects at each temple and donations are appreciated from lay followers."Photographer Bill Biederman saw the procession and took pictures, which he was generous enough to share with us.We are lucky to live in a community like Uptown, where the experiences and backgrounds of our neighbors are so… [...]
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