Don’t miss the WANT Yard Sale, June 24!

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Our 2017 neighborhood yard sale will be held Saturday, June 24th from 9am to 4pm.

If you want to participate as a seller, please contact Julie Nelson at or by calling or texting 773.704.6564 with your name, address, phone number and email. Participation is free for WANT MEMBERS. Non-members pay $10. Register by Friday June 9th to be included on the map”
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Learn about BCO’s Gateway Garden Expansion at their April 12 meeting

Join Bowmanville Community Organization on Wednesday, April 12 to learn about their new plan to expand the Gateway Garden. The Gateway Garden is the space on the opposite side of the Metra tracks from our West Andersonville Gardens. Our neighbors in Bowmanville has partnered with NeighborSpace to develop a plan to purchase, preserve, and expand the current garden space. They hope it will be something beneficial to the entire local community.


“Our (very doable) vision is to create spaces for year-round food growing, accessible gardening for the elderly and persons with disabilities, ecological education for kids and parents, and a quiet oasis in our dense urban environment. However, this dream will not be realized without significant participation from the community.

2c93caf3-8333-4721-8947-788e40b56320BCO is now working to raise $50,000 in funding in order to purchase the space. They have set up a public meeting for everyone in the community who is interested in learning more about how their plan will impact the neighborhood or how to contribute.

Please join them Wednesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Rogers Park Montessori (1800 W. Balmoral Ave.) to learn more!

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Membership Renewal Time!

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!

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Join us March 30 for our General meeting!

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!

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WANT Winter General Meeting December 14

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!

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2016 Ghostly Garden October 29th

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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.

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Click here to join WANT online! Household membership is $20 annually - discounts available for seniors. See Membership page for more details!

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