Episode 31 - The story of Urban Pooch with Ed Kaczmarek

October 16, 2018

This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Ed Kaczmarek co-owner of Urban Pooch Canine Life Center located at 4501 N. Ravenswood. The Canine Life Center offers a large store, daycare, cageless boarding, grooming, bathing, and massage.  Ed is also the co-owner of Urban Pooch Training and Fitness Center located at 5400 N. Damen which offers retail and training, including agility. Whether you have two legs or four, one thing is for certain, when you enter Urban Pooch, you must love dogs. 

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Episode 30 - The story of Chicago Uptown Lion’s Club with Sharon Howerton

October 9, 2018

This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Sharon Howerton, president of Chicago Uptown Lion’s Club, a volunteer service agency committed to service in the Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods since 1921. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with over 1 Million members. Their mission is to improve our communities and have been doing so for nearly 100 years. Don’t miss the Lions of Illinois Foundation’s annual fundraiser, Candy Days, this Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13!

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Episode 29 - The story of Women & Children First with Sarah Hollenbeck and Lynn Mooney

October 2, 2018

This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Lynn Mooney and Sarah Hollenback, co-owners of Women & Children First one of the largest feminist bookstores in the country. Women and Children First started as a modest storefront in 1979 and moved the its current location at 5233 N. Clark in 1990.

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Episode 28 - The story of The SoFo Tap and Meeting House Tavern with Mark Robertson and Mike Sullivan

September 25, 2018

This week, Laura and Sara are joined by Mark Robertson and Mike Sullivan, founders of Root Collective and owners of The SoFo Tap at 4923 N Clark and newly opened Meeting House Tavern located at 5025 N Clark. Both establishments offer a relaxed atmosphere, comfortable decor and an array of events and nightlife geared to appeal to various demographics of the LGBTQ community.

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BONUS 2 - The story of Chicago Therapy Collective with Iggy Ladden

September 21, 2018

In a special bonus episode release to help bring awareness to September's National Suicide Prevention Month, Laura and Sare are in conversation with Iggy Ladden, therapist and co founder of the Chicago Therapy Collective. CTC mobilizes to create safe, just, and inclusive Chicago neighborhoods for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (T/GNC) individuals and communities. Their exhibit, "Trans Art Is" can be viewed through September 30 at the Andersonville Galleria located at 5247 N. Clark.

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Episode 27 - The story of Lakeshore Dental Studio with Dr. Kapil Kella

September 18, 2018

This week, Laura and Sara are joined by Dr. Kapil Kella, owner of Lakeshore Dental Studio, a modern dental office which offers a welcoming family friendly environment, leading-edge technology, and easy scheduling located at 5505 N Clark.

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Episode 26 - The story of Martha Mae: Art Supplies & Beautiful Things with Jean Cate

September 11, 2018

In our first ever on-location episode, Laura and Sara visit with artist and shopkeeper, Jean Cate. Jean is the owner of Martha Mae: Arts Supplies and Beautiful Thingsan Andersonville brick & mortar, gallery, and online shop offering a curated selection of art, art supplies and beautiful useful things, where creativity is a way of life, located at 5407 N. Clark. Jean is also a featured artist and location for this week's 2018 Andersonville Arts Week, and you can view her work as part of the Arts Week branding for this year. 

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Episode 25 - The story of artist Rick McEachern

September 4, 2018

In preview for Andersonville Arts Week, September 12-16, this week, Laura and Sara are joined by artist Rick McEachern. Rick is an Andersonville resident and studied at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy.  You can view his work currently hanging on the walls of Appellation located at 5212 N. Clark.

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Episode 24 - The story of FOURSIDED with Todd Mack

August 28, 2018

This week, Laura and Sara are joined by Todd Mack, co-owner of FOURSIDED. FOURSIDED began its journey in 2001 and strives to cultivate communities that enjoy art. Their mission is to bring each of their guest's imagination to life with one of a kind art, custom framing, curated gifts, ephemera, and vintage objects. Visit Foursided in Andersonville, located South of Foster at 5061 N. Clark, for all of your custom and vintage framing, unique gifts, and handmade greeting cards needs.

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Episode 23 - The story of estudiotres & Michael John Newman | Design + Build with designer Michael Newman

August 21, 2018

This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by, Michael Newman, the Chicago-based principal and creative director of estudiotres, a branding, design, development and marketing firm that he runs nationally with two other designers. Michael, who goes by newman, has recently been dubbed an “Andersonville Craftsman” by the Chicago Eater for his recent work on Brightwok Kitchen in River North via his own firm, Michael John Newman | Design + Build. He has also worked on projects throughout Andersonville and Chicago, including the redesign of our 2018-19 Andersonville Neighborhood Guide.

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