All Exterior Contractors to the rescue

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Installs 400th roof in Garfield Ridge for homeowner in need By Tim Hadac A company known for saving homeowners and business owners thousands of dollars has come through for a Garfield Ridge homeowner in her time of need. Late last month, All Exterior Contractors donated a new roof (both house and garage) to Susan Donner,…

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‘Never too old to grow’

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Reflects on eve of her 100th birthday By Clementine Twardosz as told to her granddaughter, Catherine Oh My parents immigrated to Chicago from Poland in the early 1900s. They came to the Chicago area because they had many friends and family here. They did not like to talk much about their life back in Poland,…

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Garfield Ridge Chamber’s pet parade almost here

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Paws to hit pavement at Wentworth Park By Tim Hadac Hundreds of Clearing and Garfield Ridge dogs—and perhaps even a few reluctant cats—are expected to parade around Wentworth Park, 57th and Narragansett, this Saturday, June 4. Sponsor of the event is the Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce. “This event has been extremely well-received by the…

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Runners, joggers, walkers, rollers still welcome

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  Registration is still open for the 2022 Garfield Ridge Stars & Stripes 5K, set for Saturday morning, July 2 on a course that starts and ends at Wentworth Park, 57th and Narragansett. Participants must be able to maintain at least a 16-minute mile pace to join. Welcome are walkers, joggers, walkers and wheelchair users.…

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Marquette links are smooth and green, of course


By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 The golf course is in full swing at Marquette Park. With the weather finally cooperating a bit more, the course is busy. I was talking to Herb, who is an important part of Nick Pulido’s crew at the…

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Today is indeed a special day


By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 Happy June 3rd to all. There are so many observances and holidays that fall on June 3. There is something for everyone. June 3 is National Egg Day, World Cider Day, National Chocolate Macaroon Day, Insect Repellent Awareness Day, National Donut Day, Love…

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Plenty of news in Greater Ashburn


By Joan Hadac Greater Southwest News-Herald correspondent-at-large (708) 496-0265 • [email protected] This week, I’m filling in for Laura Ortega, the Greater Southwest News-Herald’s correspondent for Greater Ashburn (the Wrightwood, Ashburn, Parkview and Scottsdale neighborhoods). So let’s get right to it. A friendly game of 16-inch softball (Scottsdale Neighborhood Watch versus Chicago Police) is set for 11…

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