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Friday, July 19, 2013

John J. “Jack” Simmerling

John J. “Jack” Simmerling, a longtime resident of Morgan Park, local business owner and renowned artist, died July 18. He was 77 years old.

Visitation will be held at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 9300 S. Pleasant Ave., on Monday, July 22, from 4 to 8 p.m., followed by a funeral Mass on Tuesday, July 23, at 11 a.m. Interment is private.

Simmerling is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marjorie; his sons, John (Julie) and Carlos; his daughters, Victoria (Christopher) Sobczak, Mary (Thomas Epting), Meg (Paul) Faeh; and his grandchildren, Katherine, John Andrews, Thomas, Matthew, Cary John, Stephen, Maria, Paul, Kalven Jack, Wilson Jack, Graham and Eliza.

He was preceded in death by his daughters Elizabeth and Catherine (Kirk) Shepherd.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Weill Cornell Medical College, Office of External Affairs, 1300 York Avenue, Box 314, New York, NY 10065, or weill.cornell.edu.
 For more information, contact Donnellan Funeral Home at (773) 238-0075 or donnellanfuneralhome.com.




John J. “Jack” Simmerling

John J. “Jack” Simmerling, a longtime resident of Morgan Park, local business owner and renowned artist, died July 18. He was 77 years old.

Visitation will be held at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 9300 S. Pleasant Ave., on Monday, July 22, from 4 to 8 p.m., followed by a funeral Mass on Tuesday, July 23, at 11 a.m. Interment is private.

Simmerling is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marjorie; his sons, John (Julie) and Carlos; his daughters, Victoria (Christopher) Sobczak, Mary (Thomas Epting), Meg (Paul) Faeh; and his grandchildren, Katherine, John Andrews, Thomas, Matthew, Cary John, Stephen, Maria, Paul, Kalven Jack, Wilson Jack, Graham and Eliza.

He was preceded in death by his daughters Elizabeth and Catherine (Kirk) Shepherd.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Weill Cornell Medical College, Office of External Affairs, 1300 York Avenue, Box 314, New York, NY 10065, or weill.cornell.edu.
 For more information, contact Donnellan Funeral Home at (773) 238-0075 or donnellanfuneralhome.com.




Jack Simmerling

Artist's passion for the past preserves old Chicago

March 01, 2012     Rick Kogan's Sidewalks

Jack Simmerling is an artist of great and endearing and enduring talent. You can see this for yourself by walking into The Heritage Gallery at 1915 W. 103rd St. in the Beverly neighborhood. His watercolors, drawings and prints, numbering a couple of hundred, hang on the walls and in colorful fashion bring this city to life.

Though some of his works are rural landscapes, most are firmly focused on Chicago. There may not be a person alive who has painted more local buildings — those that are and those that once were.

Click to Read More:

Thanks to Jan Brennan for submitting.








Jack Simmerling

Artist's passion for the past preserves old Chicago

March 01, 2012     Rick Kogan's Sidewalks

Jack Simmerling is an artist of great and endearing and enduring talent. You can see this for yourself by walking into The Heritage Gallery at 1915 W. 103rd St. in the Beverly neighborhood. His watercolors, drawings and prints, numbering a couple of hundred, hang on the walls and in colorful fashion bring this city to life.

Though some of his works are rural landscapes, most are firmly focused on Chicago. There may not be a person alive who has painted more local buildings — those that are and those that once were.

Click to Read More:

Thanks to Jan Brennan for submitting.








Everything is Normal - Cubs and Sox Lousy


Everything is normal this year as in most years. 
Both Da Sox and Da Cubs are Lousy.






Everything is Normal - Cubs and Sox Lousy


Everything is normal this year as in most years. 
Both Da Sox and Da Cubs are Lousy.






Thursday, July 18, 2013

Beverly Hills Cycling Classic July 18, 2013

The Beverly Hills Cycling Classic is held in July. The Classic is presented by the Beverly Area Planning Association, and the major sponsor is the Beverly Bike & Ski - Vee Pak Racing Team.

Now a race in the Prairie State Cycling Series, the 11th Annual Beverly Hills Cycling Classic will be held on a new night - Thursday, July 18 - and feature a pro am women's race at 4:40 pm and a pro am men's race at 6:30 pm. The Prairie State Cycling Series is part of USA Cycling National Criterium Calender (NCC), so this race is sure to draw some top level riders eager to make points and win prizes- the competition will be fast and furious.


Click to Read More

www.bapa.org 

 

Beverly Hills Cycling Classic July 18, 2013

The Beverly Hills Cycling Classic is held in July. The Classic is presented by the Beverly Area Planning Association, and the major sponsor is the Beverly Bike & Ski - Vee Pak Racing Team.

Now a race in the Prairie State Cycling Series, the 11th Annual Beverly Hills Cycling Classic will be held on a new night - Thursday, July 18 - and feature a pro am women's race at 4:40 pm and a pro am men's race at 6:30 pm. The Prairie State Cycling Series is part of USA Cycling National Criterium Calender (NCC), so this race is sure to draw some top level riders eager to make points and win prizes- the competition will be fast and furious.


Click to Read More

www.bapa.org 

 

Beverly Photos

Beverly Photos

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Castle





Gambling Cats

Gambling Cats

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Unattended Children


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Monday, July 15, 2013

Rotary International Was Formed in Beverly

Rotary International was formed in Beverly at the home of Paul P. Harris on Longwood Drive, and today the house is owned by that organization. 





http://www.rotary.org




"The world's first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, was formed on 23 February 1905 by Paul P. Harris, an attorney who wished to capture in a professional club the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth. The Rotary name derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members' offices.
Rotary's popularity spread, and within a decade, clubs were chartered from San Francisco to New York to Winnipeg, Canada. By 1921, Rotary clubs had been formed on six continents. The organization adopted the Rotary International name a year later.
As Rotary grew, its mission expanded beyond serving club members’ professional and social interests. Rotarians began pooling their resources and contributing their talents to help serve communities in need. The organization's dedication to this ideal is best expressed in its motto: Service Above Self.
By July 1925, Rotary had grown to more than 2,000 clubs and an estimated 108,000 members. The organization's distinguished reputation attracted presidents, prime ministers, and a host of other luminaries to its ranks — among them author Thomas Mann, diplomat Carlos P. Romulo, humanitarian Albert Schweitzer, and composer Jean Sibelius."

_________

"Rotary's 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self.
In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, you'll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio."
_________


"The Four-Way Test

In 1932, Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor created The Four-Way Test, a code of ethics adopted by Rotary 11 years later. The test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following questions:
Of the things we think, say or do
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?"


Rotary International Was Formed in Beverly

Rotary International was formed in Beverly at the home of Paul P. Harris on Longwood Drive, and today the house is owned by that organization. 





http://www.rotary.org




"The world's first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, was formed on 23 February 1905 by Paul P. Harris, an attorney who wished to capture in a professional club the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth. The Rotary name derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members' offices.
Rotary's popularity spread, and within a decade, clubs were chartered from San Francisco to New York to Winnipeg, Canada. By 1921, Rotary clubs had been formed on six continents. The organization adopted the Rotary International name a year later.
As Rotary grew, its mission expanded beyond serving club members’ professional and social interests. Rotarians began pooling their resources and contributing their talents to help serve communities in need. The organization's dedication to this ideal is best expressed in its motto: Service Above Self.
By July 1925, Rotary had grown to more than 2,000 clubs and an estimated 108,000 members. The organization's distinguished reputation attracted presidents, prime ministers, and a host of other luminaries to its ranks — among them author Thomas Mann, diplomat Carlos P. Romulo, humanitarian Albert Schweitzer, and composer Jean Sibelius."

_________

"Rotary's 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self.
In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, you'll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio."
_________


"The Four-Way Test

In 1932, Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor created The Four-Way Test, a code of ethics adopted by Rotary 11 years later. The test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following questions:
Of the things we think, say or do
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?"


Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas




We are attending the Sister City International Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Great conference, with attendees from all over the world. And the San Antonio Riverwalk is a great urban space.
 




 


Tom Halbert, Gayle Maxey, Ray Gossett, Beth Ruyle, and Craig Hullinger are attending from Sarasota Sister Cities. Ruyle and Hullinger have just returned from the Sarasota Sister City visit to Vladimir, Russia.      vladimirsarasota.blogspot.com 


The Riverwalk in San Antonio is one of the great urban spaces of the world. According to Wikipedia it was nearly paved over and replaced by a storm sewer. This plan was blocked. 

"In San Antonio native and architect Robert Hugman submitted his plans for what would become the River Walk. The leadership of former mayor Jack White was instrumental in passage of a bond issue that raised funds to empower the 1938 “San Antonio River Beautification Project”.

The plan was controversial and took a long time to implement. Today it is a very special and popular place and the heart of San Antonio.

 
 


The Conference theme is "The Power of Exchange - Creating Sustainable Cities and Sustainable Relationships". The San Antonio River Walk is a great example of sustainable development. 






Click for a Video of the River Walk.

Click for a Video of a Band on the River Walk 


Bob Rivard is a San Antonio journalist who gave the Sister Cities Conference an excellent presentation on the use of media and on San Antonio. His excellent web site on San Antonio below:


therivardreport.com

The Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas




We are attending the Sister City International Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Great conference, with attendees from all over the world. And the San Antonio Riverwalk is a great urban space.
 




 


Tom Halbert, Gayle Maxey, Ray Gossett, Beth Ruyle, and Craig Hullinger are attending from Sarasota Sister Cities. Ruyle and Hullinger have just returned from the Sarasota Sister City visit to Vladimir, Russia.      vladimirsarasota.blogspot.com 


The Riverwalk in San Antonio is one of the great urban spaces of the world. According to Wikipedia it was nearly paved over and replaced by a storm sewer. This plan was blocked. 

"In San Antonio native and architect Robert Hugman submitted his plans for what would become the River Walk. The leadership of former mayor Jack White was instrumental in passage of a bond issue that raised funds to empower the 1938 “San Antonio River Beautification Project”.

The plan was controversial and took a long time to implement. Today it is a very special and popular place and the heart of San Antonio.

 
 


The Conference theme is "The Power of Exchange - Creating Sustainable Cities and Sustainable Relationships". The San Antonio River Walk is a great example of sustainable development. 






Click for a Video of the River Walk.

Click for a Video of a Band on the River Walk 


Bob Rivard is a San Antonio journalist who gave the Sister Cities Conference an excellent presentation on the use of media and on San Antonio. His excellent web site on San Antonio below:


therivardreport.com