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Sep 16

Next UVNA Meeting: Thursday, September 22nd

When and Where:
Thursday Night, September 22nd from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. To be held in the basement meeting room at St. Helen Catholic School (2347 W Augusta Blvd). The entrance is off of Augusta Blvd. near the statue.

The Topics:
We will be reviewing upcoming projects in the neighborhood (some of which will be voted on at the next meeting on October 20th, 2016).

We will also discuss the results of an online poll about what the UVNA should focus on in the next year. Among them safety, repairs, preservation and education. This will add to our discussion of the best things Ukrainian Village has to offer and how the UVNA can help promote the neighborhood. For instance, don’t forget about the upcoming Open House Chicago neighborhood tours.

More topics may be added in the next week, we will send out another reminder email before the 22nd.

Please come out and join in the discussion, even bring a neighbor or two if you’d like. We hope everyone can stop by. We want to give a special thank you to Marianne Johnson and St. Helen Catholic School for letting us use their space for this meeting.

Ukrainian Village in the News:

Landmark Protected 1890s Ukrainian Village Cottage Asks $524,500
Historic Ukrainian Village Mansion Comes with Seven Bedrooms and Two Apartments
Yelp’s Best 10 Restaurants Near Ukrainian Village
Chicago Reader’s Best Bars Near Ukrainian Village
Why a 19th century neighborhood in Chicago was just named the hottest in the US for 2016

Additional 2016 meetings of the Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association will be on Thursday, October 20th and Thursday, November 17th . All 2016 meetings will be at 6:30pm, located in the basement meeting space of St. Helen’s Catholic School (2347 W Augusta Blvd).

The next CAPS meeting is on Tuesday, October 4th at 7:00pm. Located in the basement meeting space of St. Helen’s Catholic School (2347 W Augusta Blvd).


02
Aug 16

The Annual St. Helen School Carnival

The Annual St. Helen School Carnival will take place on Augusta Blvd. between Western Ave. and Oakley Blvd. from Friday to Sunday August 19th through the 21st.

The family-friendly carnival will feature rides; Eastern European, Latin, and American music; children’s entertainment; food concessions; and a beer garden. The St. Helen School Carnival and Music Festival will bring carnival rides and games, live music in our beer garden, food, and more to the 2300 block of West Augusta Boulevard in Ukrainian Village.

Carnival hours are Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday from noon to 10 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. General admission is free, and there is no cover charge for the live entertainment in the beer garden. Festival-goers can purchase individual carnival ride tickets or a $40 “mega pass,” which will entitle the holder to unlimited rides for the duration of the festival.


05
Jul 16

West Town Community Yard Sale: Saturday July 30th, 2016

The UVNA is ready for the 2nd Annual Community-Wide Yard Sale. Last years event was held in May with over 50 participants. Neighbors across Ukrainian Village are organizing yard sales for Saturday, July 30th.

This extends to other neighborhoods in West Town as well, be sure to let the organizers know if you are interested in hosting a yard sale on your block. Email your name, location, and a brief description of items for sale to westtownyardsale@gmail.com.

All updates and walking maps will be posted on the Facebook page for this event located at https://www.facebook.com/westtowncommunityyardsale.

A best estimate has us near 65 yard sales, but please be sure to check the online google map for the most up to date locations. All updates will be on the main facebook site, linked above.


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May 16

Columbus Elementary School Yard Sale is in Full Swing Today!!!

Come visit from 9am-5pm today and tomorrow. Lots of great items and all the proceeds benefit Columbus elementary school. Parking lot at Leavitt and Augusta.


02
Apr 16

Congratulations to Ed Sroka!

Edward ‘Ed’ Sroka, sometimes known as the “Mayor of Augusta Boulevard” has spent his entire life residing in the historic, Ukrainian Village neighborhood.
Now in his 90’s, Ed’s good will toward fellow neighbors was recognized by dedicating the 2300 block of Augusta Boulevard to him and naming it “Edward Sroka Way.” Growing up, Ed attended St. Helen’s School, Columbus Elementary and Lane Tech High School. He has been a lifelong member of St. Helen’s Parish, and continues to live in the same house he grew up in. He spent much of his time volunteering with neighbors, reporting much needed neighborhood repairs, helping to educate neighbors about the upcoming election seasons, and assisting neighbors with tax assistance and education.