From: Triangle Neighbors Association (a branch of LVCC) []
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 8:10 PM
Subject: Triangle Tales: May 2007 Community Newsletter
Triangle Tales E-Newsletter
Volume 3, Issue 5 May 2007
In This Issue
Triangle Calendar
TNA Elections
Upcoming Events

Triangle Calendar



May 2 (Wed)

2331 CAPS Meeting


The Chicago Police Department holds bi-monthly meetings to address issues in the neighborhood.  Although not combined with the Triangle Neighbors' meeting, we hope you will join us to discuss the Halsted Street Task Force, activity on Clark Street near Wrigley Field, and Cubs Night Game parking enforcement. 


Nookies Tree Restaurant

(Back room)

3334 N Halsted

7PM to 8PM



May 5 (Sat)

Space Park Semi-Annual Clean-Up


As part of the city's "Spring Clean and Green" we'll be cleaning up our very own Space Park and some of the parkways on the northern half of Triangle.   Come help us for 2-3 hours keep our neighborhood beautiful.  Tools provided but we recommend you bring gardening gloves.  Volunteers receive a 25% discount on bricks for the Recognition Wall for Space Park if purchased in May 2007.

Space Park 

 815-817 W Roscoe  

Starts at 11AM



May 9 (Wed)

Triangle Neighbors Bi-Monthly Meeting and Annual Elections 


Come see the work-in-progress designs for Space Park and provide feedback.  We'll be distributing information about summer festivals and holding our annual elections for Triangle Neighbor's officers.


LVCC Office

867 W Buckingham
Lower Level - Back Room 
7PM to 8:30PM



May 15 (Tues)

LVCC Annual Meeting and Taste of Lake View 


Join us at Sidetrack for an evening of complimentary food and drink as LVCC holds its annual meeting.  Each year LVCC honors two individuals and recognizes the accomplishments of its 12 member branches.   LVCC will also be having its annual elections for President and "Members at Large".   All Triangle Neighbors members who have paid their 2007 dues are invited to this free event and celebrate the "Tastes of Lake View" from different restaurants around the neighborhood. 


RSVP in advance by paying your Triangle Dues - contact



3349 N Halsted
6PM - 9PM


Important Numbers

LVCC Office (by appointment)
(773) 880 LVCC

44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney
(773) 525 6034

 CUBS Neighborhood Protection
(866) 4 CPD TOW


Lake View Citizens' Council
A 501(c)(3) Organization

All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed under the law.

Triangle Neighbors Logo 

Dear John,
Spring is around the corner with the nice weather we had last weekend.  We're busy designing Space Park and there's still time to submit your design proposals!  Because we were unable to combine the CAPS meeting with our Triangle Neighbor's meeting (as previously announced), everyone will have until the Space Park clean-up on May 5th to get their proposals in to us.
There are a lot of neighborhood events coming up.  This Saturday is the Health Fair in the morning (free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings) and Inter-American's Fiesta Cultural in the afternoon.
We hope you can join us at all four events on the Triangle Calendar.  The CAPS meeting (on May 2nd), the Spring Clean & Green (on May 5th), our Triangle Neighbor's Meeting on May 9th (usual day/time), and the LVCC Annual Meeting at Sidetrack (on May 15th).
Triangle Neighbors' Elections

It's that time of year for Triangle Neighbors' annual elections.  All due-paying members who reside or work in Triangle's boundaries (Halsted, Clark, and Addison) are eligible to run for one or more of the Board positions and vote at the elections on Wednesday, May 9th at 7PM.  All Triangle Board positions serve 1-year terms and include:

  • President (currently Jim Ludwig)
  • Vice President (currently John Becvar)
  • Treasurer (currently Mary Head)
  • Secretary (currently Sharon Lynch)
  • Representative to LVCC (currently Jim Ludwig)
  • Representative to LVCC (currently John Becvar)
  • Representative to CDDC (currently John Becvar)
  • Alternate Rep for CDDC (currently Mary Head)

We also have committee chair positions for both the annual Halloween Parade and Space Park.  There's plenty to do so if you have the slightest interest in getting more involved with your neighborhood, contact for more details about what type of time commitment is required for each position. 


Upcoming Neighborhood Events

April 28 - Keep Lake View Healthy
LVCC, Illinois Masonic Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital are planning a joint forum to keep Lake View Healthy.  Free cholesterol, blood glucose, and blood pressure screenings will be offered.  St. Luke's Church (1500 W Belmont) from 9AM to 12N.
April 28 - Inter-American School Fundraiser
Fiesta Cultural is from 3 p.m.-8 p.m. on Sat. April 28th at 851 W Waveland.  We welcome the Lakeview community to come and celebrate with us!  If anyone is interested in being making a donation or being a sponsor please have them contact  Tickets are $10 at the door.
April 29 - Lakefront 10K Race
Due to the 10K race, all entrances into Lincoln Park and the lakefront will be closed from Belmont to Foster while runners are present (6AM - onward).
May 12 - CLMA Mother's Day Market
On May 12, 2007, the corner of Clark and School will be transformed into a beautiful open-air bazaar for Mother's Day gifts and accessories. Merchants from Central Lake View from shops to salons to boutiques will have tables set up with special offers and merchandise for Moms of all ages. Gift certificates and packages will also be available at the event, as well as free massage stations to give you a treat of your own!
May 16 - Grease Sing-along Fundraiser
Help raise funds for the survivors of the recent fire on Fremont by singing to Grease!  The Music Box Theater (Southport) opens its doors for this fundraising event.   Tickets are $25.  7:30PM.
June 2-3 - Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest
Some of the city's most popular restaurants, bars and clubs including Sheffields', Berlin, Spin, Trader Todd's and Leona's set the tone and ambiance for the 23rd annual Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest, benefitting the Central Lakeview Merchants Association.  This festival also features arts, crafts, people watching and fashions.  Saturday noon to 10PM and Sunday noon to 9PM.
June 10 - Movie in the Park
Join Central Lakeview Merchants and Hawthorne Neighbors (the branch immediately west of Clark Street) for a complimentary movie in the park.  Hawthorne School at dusk.
June 18 - Halsted Tastes Better
The Taste of everything on Halsted is back.  Your ticket entitles you to taste all the delictable offerings of the neighborhood restaurants.  Aldine/Halsted at 6PM.
June 23 - Pride Fest with Kathy (Sister) Sledge!
Hosted by (and benefiting) the Northalsted Area Merchants Association -- the same group behind the wildly popular Northalsted Market Days (set for the weekend of August 11-12) -- this equally crowd-pleasing gay and lesbian celebration of community pride will be back bigger than ever in its 5th year!

Chicago Pride Fest showcases an eclectic lineup of arts & crafts, food and other vendors. It also features entertainment on two stages, including one dedicated to some of Chicago's finest GLBT performers, while the other will spotlight this year's headliner: Kathy Sledge from the legendary Sister Sledge of "We Are Family" fame.
June 24 - Gay Pride Parade
Each year, several hundred thousand people converge on Halsted and Broadway to watch and participate in the largest Gay Pride event in the midwest.  The parade kicks-off at Belmont and Halsted and goes north to Broadway.  Turning down Broadway, the parade goes south to Diversey.  Streets will be closed 10AM to 5PM.