Author Archives: Joelle Scillia

#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Show notes from BONUS Episode 2 with Iggy Ladden of Chicago Therapy Collective

In a special bonus episode release to help bring awareness to September’s National Suicide Prevention Month, Laura and Sara are in conversation with Iggy Ladden, therapist and co founder of the Chicago Therapy Collective. CTC mobilizes to create safe, just, and more »

Halloween in Andersonville

Halloween is a great time to explore our neighborhood, with lots of activities for kids and families, and adults! See below for a list of event happenings. Please continue to check back for schedule updates. Through November 4, 2018 That’s more »

#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes from Episode 27 with Dr. Kapil Kella of Lakeshore Dental Studio

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. “I want to more »

#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Show notes from episode 26 with Jean Cate of Martha Mae: Art Supplies & Beautiful Things

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 Things, an Andersonville brick & mortar, gallery, and online shop offering a curated selection of art, more »

#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Show notes from Episode 25 with artist Rick McEachern

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 more »


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 more »

So Much To Do South of Foster – #SoMuchSoFo

Visit and support these great businesses who’ve had construction at their front door for the past eight months. Show us how you’re supporting south of Foster by tagging @avillchamber or #SoMuchSoFo and one lucky post will receive a gift card more »

#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes from Episode 23 with designer Michael Newman of estudiotres and Michael John Newman | Design + Build

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 more »

#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Show notes from episode 22 with our summer review and Rhonda Welbel and Al Rose of Kopi Cafe

We kick off this week’s episode with a special Summer Review: recapping July’s Summer Sidewalk Sale, previewing this week’s outdoor movie night with the 48th Ward and the Taste of Andersonville on Wednesday, August 15, and highlighting the new dates for more »

#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Show notes from Episode 21 with Michael Plageman of American Family Insurance, Plageman Agency, INC

This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Michael Plageman, American Family Insurance Agent at the Plageman Agency, Inc. Michael has been a longtime supporter of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce. As one reviewer said, “Michael is an amazing agent more »