| Apr 26, 2012
| 11:55 AM
FIVE NEW FARMERS MARKETS CREATED IN FOOD DESERTS
Markets Also Provide Cooking Demonstrations, Gardening Tips, Nutrition Education and Accept LINK.
CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the locations of five new farmers markets that will open this...
| May 18, 2012
| 6:12 AM
Common Threads Black Tie Gala - Sofia - Chicago Botanic Garden
Monday, April 23
Common Threads Black Tie Gala
833 W. Randolph
Wednesday, April 25
72 East Oak Street
| May 23, 2012
| 10:02 AM
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, had dinner at upscale Mexican restaurant Mercadito Monday while in Chicago for NATO. And as you would expect, he had plenty of company.
Besides the Prince's table of seven, the large...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 12:51 PM
The Jackie Wilson Story - Wonderland Express - ABT Electronics - Winter Wonderfest
Tuesday, November 29
"The Jackie Wilson Story"
Black Ensemble Theater
4450 N. Clark St.
Through January 8
| Jan 18, 2012
| 11:31 AM
Celebrate Orchids! is the theme of this spring's orchid show at the Chicago Botanic Garden, as the Illinois Orchid Society celebrates its 60th anniversary. On April 28 and 29, exhibitors and vendors from as far away as Taiwan will display exotic orchid...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 3:47 AM
David Tutera has been planning weddings for 25 years — including celebrity weddings for ex-"View" co-host Star Jones and ex-New York Giant Antonio Pierce — but the star of the WE network’s “My Fair Wedding” says it hasn&...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 1:54 AM
Despite the so-so economy, attendance at Chicago's museums and zoos, held steady last year.
Overall attendance at 14 area institutions was 14.4 million, virtually identical to the 2010 totals, according to the group Museums Work for Chicago.
| Aug 1, 2011
| 12:28 PM
The Chicago Botanic Garden recently released results of a long-term study of speedwells, Veronica and Veronicastrum, in its 33rd issue of Plant Evaluation Notes: “A Comparative Study of Veronica and Veronicastrum.”
Between 1999 and 2009,...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 12:51 PM
The Chicago Botanic Garden recently released results of a long-term study of spiderwort, Tradescantia.
The information in the report should be applicable to Zones 7 and 8 (Hampton Roads), but partial shade is essential in warmer areas, according to...
| May 15, 2008
It was a rough few months recently for your Outdoors Adviser.
Injury followed injury followed physical therapy followed reinjury. Caused variously by overuse, underconditioning, clumsiness (it's hard to walk across the Michigan Avenue bridge on a...
| Apr 22, 2010
Happy Earth Day, everybody.
Today is the 40th annual love-your-planet observation, and not to get all baby boomer nostalgic on you, but I worked the first one. OK, it's not Woodstock, but surely I should get some tree-hugger street cred for staffing a...
| Jun 16, 2009
| 2:18 PM
Anyone gardening in the Midwest has to be gutsy, a glutton for punishment -- or both. We're not like those gardeners in Oregon and Washington. You know the ones, pictured on the glossy spreads of just about every gardening magazine where they show off...