Always Andersonville: The Podcast
Episode 64 - The story of TrueNorth Cafe with Andy Peters

Episode 64 - The story of TrueNorth Cafe with Andy Peters

June 11, 2019

This week, Laura and Sara are joined by Andy Peters owner of TrueNorth Café an independent, healthy cafe that serves top-notch coffee & tea, proper eats, and blended drinks in a serene and community space where everyone is welcome at 5507 N Clark.

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Episode 63.4 - Andersonville Midsommarfest 2019 FAQs for this weekend

Episode 63.4 - Andersonville Midsommarfest 2019 FAQs for this weekend

June 7, 2019

We hope you have enjoyed our week of Andersonville Midsommarfest episodes, and today, Laura and Joelle bring you the quick FAQs roundup for the festival kicking off TONIGHT at 5PM and Saturday and Sunday from 12-10PM.

Midsommarfest is Andersonville’s annual summer street festival, now in its 54th year. Each year, nearly 75,000 people flock to Clark Street from Foster to Catalpa for three days of live music, dancing, kids’ entertainment, delicious food and much more! Tonight’s festival footprint begins up at Summerdale and stretches to Catalpa, with the full fest footprint beginning at Foster tomorrow.

Episode 63.3 - The story of Cielito Lindo with the Lucero Family

Episode 63.3 - The story of Cielito Lindo with the Lucero Family

June 6, 2019

In this special Midsommarfest episode, Laura and Joelle are joined by Juan and Susy Lucero of the incredible modern mariachi band, Cielito Lindo. Cielito Lindo is comprised of the Lucero family of nine, with children ages ranging from 6 to 16. They have performed all over the city of Chicago and the Midwest.

You can catch them at Summerdale Stage at Andersonville Midsommarfest on Sunday, June 9 at 2PM! They are the third in a series of 4 episodes released this week leading up to the fest kickoff this Friday.

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Episode 63.2 - The story of CBD Kratom with Kris Jackson, Trevor Dowd and Austin Halter

Episode 63.2 - The story of CBD Kratom with Kris Jackson, Trevor Dowd and Austin Halter

June 5, 2019

In this episode, Laura and Joelle are joined by Kris Jackson, Trevor Dowd and Austin Halter of CBD Kratom. With locations in Chicago, St. Louis, L.A. and Texas, CBD Kratom is a one-stop shop for CBD oils and edibles, hemp products, and over 45 various strains of Kratom. Kratom can help relieve pain, enhance mood, and increase focus. You can find the largest selection of CBD and Kratom products in the Midwest and more in Andersonville at 5303 N. Clark.

CBD Kratom is a featured vendor at Andersonville Midsommarfest this weekend (June 7-9)! They are the second in a series of 4 episodes released this week leading up to the fest kickoff this Friday.

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Episode 63.1 - The story of The Clark with Mark Raymond and Dr. Shayna Mancuso

Episode 63.1 - The story of The Clark with Mark Raymond and Dr. Shayna Mancuso

June 4, 2019

This week, Laura and Sara are joined by Dr. Shayna Mancuso and Mark Raymond from The Clark. The Clark is a primary care medical practice operated by nearby Swedish Covenant Health that redefines the patient experience and is designed to make patients feel cared for every step of the journey. Located in the former Swedish Bakery building, you can check out their spa like exam rooms and comfortable waiting lounge at 5346 N Clark.

The Clark is sponsoring Andersonville Midsommarfest’s North Stage this weekend (June 7-9)! They are the first in a series of 4 episodes released this week leading up to the fest kickoff this Friday.

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Episode 62 - The story of photographer Anjali Pinto and the 2019-20 Andersonville Neighborhood Guide

Episode 62 - The story of photographer Anjali Pinto and the 2019-20 Andersonville Neighborhood Guide

May 28, 2019

This week, Joelle and Sara are joined by our 2019-20 Andersonville Neighborhood Guide photographer Anjali Pinto. Anjali is a photographer and writer based in Chicago, and resident local to Andersonville! The new edition of the Neighborhood Guide will be distributed around Andersonville next week. 

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Episode 61 - The story of Hopleaf Bar with Michael Roper

Episode 61 - The story of Hopleaf Bar with Michael Roper

May 21, 2019

This week, Laura and Sara are joined by Michael Roper owner of Hopleaf Bar. A relaxed neighborhood pub, Hopleaf has been promoting better beers, wines and spirits in Andersonville since 1992. Come experience the Belgian-inspired kitchen featuring their famous mussels and frites in an adults only setting at 5148 N Clark.

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Episode 60 - The story of In Fine Spirits with Jarran Conger

Episode 60 - The story of In Fine Spirits with Jarran Conger

May 14, 2019

This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Jarran Conger. Jarran is the owner of In Fine Spirits where every wine, spirit, and craft beer they offer is crafted by people who share their passion for quality and has been curating Andersonville's drinking needs since 2005 at 5418 N. Clark. In Fine Spirits has also curated most of the wines for this weekend's upcoming Andersonville Wine Walk on Sunday, May 19. 

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Episode 59 - The story of Shelly Ave, Vice President of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate

Episode 59 - The story of Shelly Ave, Vice President of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate

May 7, 2019

This week, Laura and Sara are joined by Shelly Ave, Vice President of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate. Following the motto ““it doesn’t cost a penny to look,” Shelly is well known for her ability to communicate and to champion the home buyer through the entire process. A long-time Andersonville resident, you have probably seen Shelly in the neighborhood walking her two English mastiffs.

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Episode 58 - The story of Babes with Blades Theatre Company

Episode 58 - The story of Babes with Blades Theatre Company

April 30, 2019

This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by members of the Babes With Blades Theatre Company. Babes With Blades (BWB) uses stage combat to place women and their stories center stage. Through performance, script development, training, and outreach, their ensemble creates theatre that explores the wide range of the human experience, and cultivates broader perspectives in the arts community and in society as a whole.

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