Author Archives: Joelle Scillia

Midsommarfest Band Lineup 2018

  Friday, June 8th NORTH STAGE | 5500 N Clark 5PM – Dj Dan Luna 6PM – To The 9s – To the 9s is an event band that is sure to keep you dancin’ all night! These professional party more »


#ALWAYS ANDERSONVILLE: THE PODCAST – NOTES FOR EPISODE 8 WITH RIVENDELL THEATRE ENSEMBLE

This week on the podcast, we are joined by company members of Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, an intimate salon-style theatre exploring the unique female perspectives of everyday stories  (located on Andersonville’s north end at 5779 N. Ridge Avenue). In studio, we more »


#ALWAYS ANDERSONVILLE: THE PODCAST – NOTES FOR EPISODE 7 WITH Maybelline Pereda of Cescas Margarita Bar and Grill

This week, we met up with Maybelline Pereda, the owner and founder of Cescas Margarita Bar & Grill, a Mexican restaurant located in the heart of Andersonville (5403 N Clark). Cescas is home to craft margaritas, expansive brunch and dinner menus, more »


#ALWAYS ANDERSONVILLE: THE PODCAST – NOTES FOR EPISODE 6 WITH RICK VERKLER OF THE GUESTHOUSE HOTEL

This week, we chat with Rick Verkler, the General Manager of The Guesthouse Hotel (4872 N Clark). The Guesthouse offers affordably luxurious one, two, and three bedroom vacation condominiums designed to feel like home away from home. Rick divulges on more »


#ALWAYS ANDERSONVILLE: THE PODCAST – NOTES FOR EPISODE 5 WITH SONAT BIRNECKER HART OF KOVAL DISTILLERY

Meet Sonat Birnecker Hart, co-owner, president, and founder of Andersonville’s KOVAL Distillery (5121 N Ravenswood). KOVAL produces organic whiskey, liqueurs and specialty spirits, and was the first distillery to open in Chicago since the mid 1800s. Sonat and her husband/Master Distiller/co-owner, Robert more »


#ALWAYS ANDERSONVILLE: THE PODCAST – NOTES FOR EPISODE 4 WITH MATTHEW BUCCILLA OF COWBOYS AND ASTRONAUTS

Meet Matthew Buccilla, co-owner of Andersonville’s newly-established modern men’s lifestyle and supplies store, Cowboys and Astronauts (1478 W Summerdale Ave). He has lived and thrived in Andersonville for years, and now with his partner, Greg Lanier, has opened a shop more »


#ALWAYSANDERSONVILLE: THE PODCAST – NOTES FOR EPISODE 3 WITH Karin Moen Abercrombie OF THE SWEDISH AMERICAN MUSEUM

This week, we chat with Karin Moen Abercrombie, Executive Director for the Swedish American Museum (located at 5211 N Clark) which has been an Andersonville institution since 1976, for over 40 years! Karin was born in Los Angeles, but grew up in Gothenburg, more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Notes for Episode 2 with Georgia Jones of Chicago Mindful Psychothearpy

This week, the Andersonville Chamber team talks with Georgia Jones, owner of Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy located at 5537 N Clark. Georgia tells us all about her pathway to mindfulness, learning to incorporate mindful activities into everyday life, and wanting to promote a family friendly more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Notes for Episode 1 with Michael Bransford of Vincent

For our first episode of #AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast, we introduce you to Andersonville; a neighborhood full of rich history and an amazing collection of local and independent businesses owners. Get to know the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce staff as they more »


Gift Guides 2017: Gifts for the Kid or the Kid at Heart

Tired of stepping on Legos? Here are gifts for the young and young at heart because we all know Adulting is hard.   Guess who’s back in a coat of many colors? Batman. Purchase this PRIDE-ful set of Rainbow Batman more »