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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving



Wishing you all a Hearty and Happy Thanksgiving this year!
Happy Thanksgiving 



Happy Thanksgiving



Wishing you all a Hearty and Happy Thanksgiving this year!
Happy Thanksgiving 



Saturday, November 17, 2012

Free The Hawk



A Red Tailed Hawk is released to the wild in Ohio by Gene Wright, husband of Sandy Schuessler Wright, MPHS Jan 66.

The hawk is released! It was rehabilitated at Back to the Wild in Castalia, Ohio.






Sandy is an expert on bird and animal strikes by aircraft, working for the FAA trying to minimize danger to aircraft and animals.


Free The Hawk



A Red Tailed Hawk is released to the wild in Ohio by Gene Wright, husband of Sandy Schuessler Wright, MPHS Jan 66.

The hawk is released! It was rehabilitated at Back to the Wild in Castalia, Ohio.






Sandy is an expert on bird and animal strikes by aircraft, working for the FAA trying to minimize danger to aircraft and animals.


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Captain Herbie Johnson, RIP



Herbert Johnson Chicago Firefighter
Capt. Herbie Johnson, left, at a promotion ceremony with Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago. Johnson achieved the rank of captain earlier this summer. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)
Known affectionately as "Herbie," Chicago Fire Department Capt. Herbert Johnson died after saving several families--including many with small children--from a burning South Side home on Friday.
Saturday, the Cook County medical examiner said Johnson died of inhalation injuries and ruled the 54-year-old captain's death an accident, reports the Associated Press.
Family, friends and fellow firefighters of the more than 30-year CPD veteran were devastated by the news of Johnson's death. The Sun-Times reported the heartbreaking scene outside the medical examiner's office where Johnson’s "grief-stricken" wife, Sue, wept with their three children as Johnson's brother-in-law Dan McMahon spoke on the family's behalf.





Captain Herbie Johnson, RIP



Herbert Johnson Chicago Firefighter
Capt. Herbie Johnson, left, at a promotion ceremony with Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago. Johnson achieved the rank of captain earlier this summer. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)
Known affectionately as "Herbie," Chicago Fire Department Capt. Herbert Johnson died after saving several families--including many with small children--from a burning South Side home on Friday.
Saturday, the Cook County medical examiner said Johnson died of inhalation injuries and ruled the 54-year-old captain's death an accident, reports the Associated Press.
Family, friends and fellow firefighters of the more than 30-year CPD veteran were devastated by the news of Johnson's death. The Sun-Times reported the heartbreaking scene outside the medical examiner's office where Johnson’s "grief-stricken" wife, Sue, wept with their three children as Johnson's brother-in-law Dan McMahon spoke on the family's behalf.





Morgan Park, Mt. Greenwood


Morgan Park is a veritable treasure trove of historic and architecturally significant homes. Designs by Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as those of his pupil, Walter Burley Griffin, are well represented here. Mount Greenwood, named after an area cemetery, is home to the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, which is located on the site of Chicago’s last remaining farm. 



Home of the South Side Irish 


Written by Alan Solomon, with research assistance from the Chicago Neighborhood Tourism Project.

There's no missing the Irishness here. 

There are the Irish pubs in Morgan Park. There are Irish pubs next door in Mount Greenwood and shamrocks on shop signs all over 111th Street, the main drag. 

It isn't all about pubs and Irishmen here. In fact, Morgan Park is about two-thirds African American. 

But when Chicagoans go on about the South Side Irish, and they do, they're largely talking about folks of that persuasion from Beverly and these communities, a proportion of whom are known to gather from time to time (in particular, on March 17, with or without a parade) to celebrate their common lineage, or any suitable occasion, in a refreshing manner. 

And what's the difference between South Side Irish and North Side Irish? 

"We're White Sox fans," says Carol Flynn, staffer at the Ridge Historical Society in Beverly.



Click below to read the article

http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/neighborhoods/morgan_park__mt_greenwood.html



Morgan Park, Mt. Greenwood


Morgan Park is a veritable treasure trove of historic and architecturally significant homes. Designs by Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as those of his pupil, Walter Burley Griffin, are well represented here. Mount Greenwood, named after an area cemetery, is home to the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, which is located on the site of Chicago’s last remaining farm. 



Home of the South Side Irish 


Written by Alan Solomon, with research assistance from the Chicago Neighborhood Tourism Project.

There's no missing the Irishness here. 

There are the Irish pubs in Morgan Park. There are Irish pubs next door in Mount Greenwood and shamrocks on shop signs all over 111th Street, the main drag. 

It isn't all about pubs and Irishmen here. In fact, Morgan Park is about two-thirds African American. 

But when Chicagoans go on about the South Side Irish, and they do, they're largely talking about folks of that persuasion from Beverly and these communities, a proportion of whom are known to gather from time to time (in particular, on March 17, with or without a parade) to celebrate their common lineage, or any suitable occasion, in a refreshing manner. 

And what's the difference between South Side Irish and North Side Irish? 

"We're White Sox fans," says Carol Flynn, staffer at the Ridge Historical Society in Beverly.



Click below to read the article

http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/neighborhoods/morgan_park__mt_greenwood.html



Sunday, November 4, 2012