Author Archives: Joelle Scillia

#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – notes from episode 14 with Ted Fournier or Orange Shoe Personal Fitness

This week, we are joined today by Ted Fournier, owner of Orange Shoe Personal Fitness Andersonville located at 5609 N Clark Street. Orange Shoe is known for its amazing customer service and family-style vibe with options for cardio, strength, and cross training as more »


Andersonville Father’s Day 2018 Roundup

Looking for last minute gifts for dad or a delicious meal out this weekend? Andersonville is a great place to shop, dine, and experience this weekend! Below is a curated selection for our Father’s Day roundup, but please visit our business more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – notes from Episode 13 with Hallie Borden of Milk Handmade and Honey Bridal

In this week’s episode, Laura and Sara chat with Hallie Borden, owner of Milk Handmade and Honey Bridal located next door to each other at 5137 and 5135 N. Clark.  Since 2012, Milk Handmade has been a destination women’s boutique more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – notes from episode 12.4 with Shelly Fuerte of Lakeside Pride and Midsommarfest FAQs

In this episode, Sara Dinges and Laura Austin of the Andersonville Chamber give you a rundown of this weekend’s Andersonville Midsommarfest highlights, plus we are joined by Shelly Fuerte, Vice President of the Winona Foster Carmen Winnemac Block Club, otherwise known as the WFCW more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Notes from episode 12.3 with Edgewater Candles

In our third of four episodes this week previewing Andersonville Midsommarfest (June 8-10, 2018), we speak with candle creators Mark Towns and Stephen Pearlman, the duo behind our local favorite, Edgewater Candles. With scents like Cedar Lavender, Tobacco Tonka, and more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – notes from episode 12.2 with Alderman Harry Osterman

In our second of four episodes this week previewing Andersonville Midsommarfest, today we are joined by Harry Osterman, Alderman of the 48th Ward which includes the communities of Edgewater, Andersonville and Uptown’s Argyle Street. Alderman Osterman is a lifelong resident of more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Notes for episode 12.1 with David Jay Collins

In our first of four episodes this week previewing Andersonville Midsommarfest (June 8-10, 2018), we are treated to a special conversation with local author David Jay Collins, who you can meet in person at Midsommarfest this weekend! David is the more »


#ALWAYSANDERSONVILLE: THE PODCAST – NOTES FOR EPISODE 11 WITH JULIEANNE EHRE

Our guest this week is Julieanne Ehre, founder and director of Pivot Arts and the Pivot Arts Festival. With a focus on creative producing, Pivot Arts bridges the gap between theatre, dance, and contemporary performances and has showcased in Andersonville several times, including a recent more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Notes for episode 10 with Mike Rivera

The newly redesigned 2018-19 edition of the Andersonville Neighborhood Guide is launching next week, and we are very excited to share it with the community and beyond! This week on the podcast, we sat down with one of the members more »


#ALWAYSANDERSONVILLE: THE PODCAST – NOTES FOR EPISODE 9 WITH EARLY TO BED

This week, we are joined by Searah Deysach, the owner of  Early to Bed, Chicago’s only women-oriented, trans-friendly, boy-friendly, queer, and all gender positive sex shop located at 5044 N Clark. This diverse business is dedicated to helping you explore more »