It’s time to renew your WANT membership! Your dues go to fund WANT’s initiatives, including maintaining the West Andersonville Gardens, sponsoring the Andersonville Farmers’ Market, supporting arts and music programs at our local schools, and running neighborhood events like the annual yard sale and Ghostly Garden. WANT also acts as a community voice with local government, with regular meetings with the alderman’s office and participation in local land use and zoning issues.
You can join online or by mail. Information on how to join is located here. Help us keep West Andersonville’s community spirit strong by joining or renewing today!
Don’t miss our next general meeting on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. We’ll be meeting in the St. Gregory cafeteria. We’ll have updates on the sale of Trumbull school, and Edgewater Medical Center. We’ll also be talking about some special initiatives going on this year.
All neighbors are welcome! We hope to see you there!
Join us Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m. for our winter meeting. We’ll be meeting at Ebenezer Lutheran Church at 1650 W Foster Ave, This is our last meeting of the year and we’ll be discussing next year’s budget along with other neighborhood news. We hope to see you there!
Our annual Halloween event for the smaller set is scheduled for Saturday, October 29th between 5:30-6:30pm. This non-scary event features games, small prizes, donut holes and cider, and a chance for the little ones to sport their costumes! Ghostly Garden is held in the West Andersonville Gardens on Ravenswood; please enter the garden at Berwyn.
We still have need for volunteers; there are lots of opportunities with various levels of time commitment, either before, during or after the event. You can donate a pumpkin (carved or plain!), help decorate the garden, or come in costume to help during the event for example. If you would like to help, please sign up by clicking here.
WANT held its annual appreciation event for its volunteers this past Sunday. Nearly fifty attendees enjoyed the hospitality provided by Betsy Kane and Gerhard Schutte at their beautiful home on Paulina, and the food and drinks that Dorothy Nygren put together as the organizer of the event. WANT would not be able to exist without the hours of work our volunteers put into maintaining the garden, creating and distributing the newsletter, and organizing neighborhood events. Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed this year (and in all the previous years)!
Many thanks to Betsy and Gerhard for hosting and to Dorothy for organizing the event!
Alderman O’Connor announced this afternoon that Timeline Theatre will no longer be involved in the Trumbull project. The developer, Svigos, is currently looking for another theater with whom to partner. See the announcement for more details.
WANT continues to monitor this situation and will have updated information at our meeting on September 29th (at Ebenezer Church at 7:30pm). Please join us then!