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Evanston IL Mother’s Day House Walk

On Sunday May 14th, we attended the 42nd annual Evanston IL Mother’s Day House Walk. The walk featured 6 properties that were very impressive. It was a fine Spring day.

1318 Forest Avenue Evanston IL

1318 Forest Avenue

Also the weather was in the 60’s and sunny. The walk was very enjoyable and for Mother’s Day I took Mom and she really enjoyed the walk and seeing these homes.

However this year’s theme was Evanston IL in the Great War. World War one that is. Most of the homes we toured were from the 1910’s and started out at the Charles Gates Dawes house. The Dawes house is located at 225 Greenwood and steps from the Lake Front.

What was featured on this years walk.

An interesting point of this year’s tour was that three of the houses are the work of Evanston architect Ernest Mayo. Mayo was one of the most popular and stunning home designers in Evanston IL and came to town in 1893.

The first home we viewed was at 1210 Forest Avenue. A home by Ernest Mayo and built for grocery executive Rollin Keyes. The family owned the home for about 35 years and is stunning to see.

1210 Forest Evanston IL

1210 Forest Evanston IL

The second property was a Tudor revival home built for Frank and Lucy Cunningham. Mr. Cunningham was in the advertising business. He is also the founder of Ben Franklin variety stores.

Next the 3rd home on Sundays tour was located at 214 Greenwood. This was also the oldest house on the tour and constructed on the mid 1880’s. This is an Evanston landmark home and very beautiful.

The fourth home was built in 1883 and designed by Henry Jaffray. In 1910 Ernst Mayo updated the property for stock broker Paul Tietgens. This house is located at 1622 Forest.

We truly enjoyed the walk and to view these homes. It was a fun few hours and I guess over a hundred people were also attending the Mother’s Day Evanston IL House Walk.

Consequently If you ever get the chance I would recommend attending this walk. Lastly It is an event you will not forget. Similarly the Evanston Victorian homes were a major reason I became a Realtor. Hence I have always loved seeing these stunning properties.

Evanston’s Farmers Market 2017 Open

Evanston’s Farmers Market 2017 open for business. This is very exciting news for residents and for many people. This is one of the largest and best attended Farmers Markets in Chicago Land.

Evanston Farmers Market 2017

The 2017 season kicked off with the market opening Saturday May 6th from 7:30 AM to 1 PM. The location is University Place & Oak Ave. Behind the Hilton Garden Inn in the large parking lot. The market is always well attended and runs every Saturday through November 4th.

City of Evanston : Farmers’ Market 

Like and follow us on Facebook at Evanston Markets for year-round updates on Evanston farmers’ markets or visit Friends of Evanston Markets.

Besides so much food people can also fine homegrown artists. The artists allowed are limited to Evanston IL residents and employees of all Evanston businesses. There are so many street fairs and local events that welcome art, no one will be left out.

This is the 42nd season for the Evanston Farmers Market. You can get so many different organic fruits and vegetables as well as crafts and so many goodies you will defiantly come home with a bag of stuff.

The Evanston Farmers market accepts Link Cards. This will enable low income shoppers to take advantage of the event and enjoy what is offered. Here is a list of the vendors that will be at the Evanston Farmers Market. Enjoy and spend freely.

Vendors List
Evanston’s Farmers Market 2017 Open

Earth Day Evanston IL 2017

Earth Day Evanston IL

People work together during Earth Day

Saturday April 22 is Earth Day Evanston IL 2017 and across the country. People take this seriously and are proud of the community. Let’s talk about what is going on and how you can help.

If you are not in Evanston IL then this should be exciting because of a community spirit and friendly people caring about our planet and the earth that we stand on. Evanston IL has the lovely Lakefront and 6 beaches so it is important.

Out of the six beaches I just mentioned there is a dog beach, sailing facilities and a boat launch (among other great facilities). I live right across the street from South Blvd beach and have always enjoyed having access to this gift from Mother Nature.

Since moving to this location 19 years ago, we go for walks on the lake front and I do a 7-mile roller blade course that takes me through the Northwestern campus and along all the beaches.

Sorry, I am getting off track here. On Saturday April 22, the Evanston IL Earth Day 2017, there is an event scheduled called “Help Clean Up, Evanston“.

Earth Day Evanston IL 2017

You can have a lot of fun if wish to participate in this event. People gather at the Lakefront among other projects and get it ready for the season which opens Memorial Day. The work and gathering of people who love Evanston IL has always struck me as a strong event that always feels like friends helping each other.

What does go on during this event? People will walk the beaches and pick up trash and comb the sand. I have seen folks gathering up the remnants of people’s cigarette habits. Don’t you wish that did not happen but people seem to think that to discard a dead butt is not an issue. I am getting off track and apologize.

I quote the city of Evanston IL and what they say on their web site. “Help clean up Evanston this Sat., April 22, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Volunteers are still needed at a variety of sites throughout the city, including District 65 school locations. The Evanston Ecology Center will also host free, drop-in family-friendly festivities and nature play from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and a tree planting ceremony will take place on the east side of the Morton Civic Center at 10 a.m.”

How can you get involved?

If you feel like clicking on the Volunteer Evanston site you can learn much more about what is offered and what is going on in town. People get together and there is true companionship that I have enjoyed participating in for many years.

If you want to learn more about Evanston IL please let me know. I am an Evanston Realtor and help people buy and sell Real Estate in Chicago’s North Shore. My team that I have run for many years helps folks with Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka and anywhere you want help. I enjoy talking about the area and will talk to you with no obligation. We Love Evanston!

Please let us know if you want to learn more or have any questions

We can give you information on the great schools and activities that are provided locally. Call us day or night at our toll-free line (800) 858-7917 or check out our sites.

Coldwell Banker Evanston

Coldwell Banker Wilmette

or Noah’s Real Estate for an overview and some interesting information. We love to get calls and inquiries from people who want to learn about Chicago and the North Shore and I love explaining what I enjoy about living along Lake Michigan.

For more information about the Earth Day and Arbor Day events, call or text 847-448-4311. For convenience, Evanston residents can simply dial 3-1-1.

Clean up and get together events for Saturday are scheduled at:

Evanston’s Earth and Arbor Day Events: Cleanup Efforts, Tree Plantings, Festivities – Evanston, IL Patch

As a result of the questions about “how can I help”? Community groups and individuals of all ages can visit VolunteerEvanston.org, or call or text 847-448-4311 to sign up for cleanups at the following spots across the city:

  • Ladd Arboretum and Twiggs Park – Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd.
  • James Park – Fieldhouse, Dodge Ave. at Mulford St.
  • Lovelace Park – Fieldhouse, Grosse Point Rd. at Thayer St.
  • Lakefront, Greenwood St. to Clark St. – 1401 Sheridan Pl.
  • Ingraham Park – Bike racks located just west of the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.
  • North Shore Channel – Dammrich Rowing Center, 3220 Oakton St., Skokie (ages 8 and up)
  • Harbert Park – 1300 McDaniel Ave.
  • Ridgeville Park – 908 Seward St.
  • Elks Park – Callan Ave. and Mulford St.
  • Dempster and Greenwood Street Beaches – 1251 Lakeshore Blvd.
  • Chute Middle School, 1400 Oakton St.
  • Haven Middle School, 2417 Prairie Ave.
  • King Fine Arts School, 2424 Lake St.
  • Nichols Middle School, 800 Greanleaf St.
  • Canal Shores Golf Course (all six sites) – 1030 Central St
Enjoy Earth Day 2017!

District 65 school locations, which are listed on the city’s volunteer page, also need helping hands.

This year’s events are made possible via partnerships with Evanston TreeKeepers, District 65, District 202, Northwestern University, Canal Shores, Friends of the Chicago River, Alliance for the Great Lakes and Ridgeville Park District. As a result of the great demand of generous people interested in Earth Day, each partner organization is hosting at least one cleanup site.

Evanston IL Sunrise taken at South Blvd Beach

Evanston IL Sunrise I shot this photo

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