Life Style

Ingenuity: The tale of the Midnight Circus and its creators

Date: 
09/30/2010
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Behind the ingenuity, generosity and community building participation of the Circus in the Parks are two people..the actress and the clown.

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Garden Offerings includes flora, fauna and family

Date: 
07/11/2010
MotherDaughter

"How did this business start?  That's funny.  My daughter Heidi went off to school and I guess I was bothering her too much. She told me to get a life," explains Nancy Kapelak of Garden Offerings.

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Young McDonalds' farm is Peasants' Plot

Date: 
06/26/2010
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Peasants' Plot has been part of the Wicker Park Farmers Market since 2007, the year that Julia and Todd McDonald got married; bought twenty farming acres from a family trust in Manteno, IL; found a trailer on the side of the road; moved it and themselves to the farm; and put in a septic tank.

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Italian master bead maker and his beads visit Wicker Park March 21

Date: 
03/20/2010
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Glass and bead making is a way of life for Luigi Cattelan whose family members have been blowing glass in Italy since the 15th Century.  The Murano glass factory, for which he worked for twenty years closed primarily due to foreign competition from the Czech and Asian markets where labor is cheap. 

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