Food Pantry Addresses Hunger Problem, New Restaurants in Berwyn

Also in this week's boards and blogs: School of Rock in Oak Park now teaching adults, Gloor Realty holding coat drive, coyote spotted in Oak Park, photo special at the Pleasant Home.

Credit: Courtesy of Why Berwyn?
Credit: Courtesy of Why Berwyn?
Parrilla Express Opens on Route 66 with a Focus on Fresh
Restaurateur Julio Mora recently opened his restaurant Parrilla Express at 6401 W. 34th Street. This new restaurant is his first and was inspired by Julio’s desire to bring outdoor grilling into an indoor, fresh and fast format. The business celebrated its grand opening in partnership with the City of Berwyn and the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) on November 14.

Oak Park House Values ⌂ How Much Is Yours Worth?
You might be surprised to hear that home prices in Oak Park IL have been on the increase. This is due to limited inventory and an uptick in buyers wanting to move to our area. Our local real estate market has shifted quite quickly into a sellers market!

Come Meet Carlos at the Animal Care League
My name is Carlos and I came to the ACL as a stray. Everything was very scary to me, the streets and the shelter, so I went into foster care. My foster mom will tell you that I am a sweet little companion. I like to sit on laps or curl up next to you on the sofa. 

Q&A with the OakPark River Forest Food Pantry
As the year winds down, it’s traditionally a time to take stock of where we’re at on a personal level and beyond. I contacted the Community Program Manager at the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry, Kristi Braun, who kindly give me some insight into the workings of our local food pantry and told me how they’re dealing with this year’s particular challenges.

Gloor Realty Cold Weather Coat Drive
Drop-off NEW or Clean, Gently Used Coats, Hats, Scarves, and Mittens. 
114 North Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park between the hours of 10 am & 4 pm. Clothing will be distributed to local charities.

Gloor Weekend Open Houses
You are invited to join us on Sunday, November 24th at our Open Houses between 12-4pm. Looking forward to seeing you.

Wishbone Restaurant to “Pop-Up” in Berwyn's Depot District
Chef Joel Nickson is pleased to announce that Wishbone Restaurant will be returning to Berwyn in early December. The popular Chicago eatery will soon be taking over the restaurant space located next to Olive or Twist Martini Bar at 6908 W Windsor Ave as a “pop-up” style restaurant.

Berwyn bungalows one step closer to joining National Register of Historic Places
The City of Homes organization is proud to announce a step forward with their “Heart of Berwyn” Campaign to have our historic bungalows added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Apply today for the 2014 Bank of America Student Leaders Program
Current junior and senior high school students in Oak Park-River Forest – you are encouraged to apply for the 2014 Back of America Student Leaders program!

School of Rock: Not just for kids!
School of Rock - Oak Park is now offering Adult "Grad School," Play with other people! Choose lessons and/or rehearsals in support of a show booked in a real rock venue. You can learn something new or get back to your roots.

Free Headache Screening at Oak Park Accelerated
The holiday season is upon us.  While many Americans are looking forward to celebrating the holidays with loved ones, more than 180 million headache sufferers are dreading the thought of loud crowds, travel delays and family squabbles which aggravate their symptoms.

Photographer & Pleasant Home Foundation Team Up on Holiday Portrait Special
A local photographer is teaming up with the Pleasant Home Foundation to create memorable holiday portraits—with all of the session fee proceeds benefiting the historic Pleasant Home.

coyotes in our midst
Driving northbound on Harlem toward North Ave. @6:30 a.m. today, a coyote crossed the street from the Oak Park side west to the River Forest side.  Do not leave pets/small children unattended!


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