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  • City to open farmers' markets in "food deserts"

    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...
  • April 23 - 27

    Common Threads Black Tie Gala - Sofia - Chicago Botanic Garden Monday, April 23 Common Threads Black Tie Gala May 3 Nellcote 833 W. Randolph Chicago www.commonthreads.org Wednesday, April 25 Sofia 72 East Oak Street Chicago (312) 640-0878 www....
  • Turkey president shops at Brooks Brothers and other NATO sightings

    Turkey president shops at Brooks Brothers and other NATO sightings
    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...
  • November 28 - December 2

    The Jackie Wilson Story - Wonderland Express - ABT Electronics - Winter Wonderfest Tuesday, November 29 "The Jackie Wilson Story" Black Ensemble Theater 4450 N. Clark St. Chicago Through January 8 (773) 769-4451 blackensembletheater.org Wednesday,...
  • Chicago Botanic Garden to Host 60th Anniversary Orchid Show

    Chicago Botanic Garden to Host 60th Anniversary Orchid Show
    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...
  • Interview: Weddings a piece of cake for celebrity planner David Tutera

    Interview: Weddings a piece of cake for celebrity planner David Tutera
    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&...
  • Chicago's overall museum attendance holds steady

    Chicago's overall museum attendance holds steady
    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. Some...
  • Veronicas: Chicago Botanic Garden releases results of long-term study of speedwells, Veronica and Veronicastrum

    Veronicas: Chicago Botanic Garden releases results of long-term study of speedwells, Veronica and Veronicastrum
    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,...
  • Spiderworts: Chicago Botanic Garden evaluates best plants

    Spiderworts: Chicago Botanic Garden evaluates best plants
    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...
  • Seeing the outdoors if you can't, or don't dare to, walk through it

    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...
  • Let your wildflower appreciation bloom

    Let your wildflower appreciation bloom
    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...
  • Crowning glory: Denise Ruch's Villa Park garden, the 2003 Glorious Gardens Overall Winner

    Crowning glory: Denise Ruch's Villa Park garden, the 2003 Glorious Gardens Overall Winner
    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...