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We are only as strong as our members allow us to be.


The ECA & Everyday Edgebrook Make Magic with a Holiday Stroll & Cookie Walk

Sunday, November 25 • 2:00 - 5:15 PM, Downtown Edgebrook starting at the ECA Welcome Center, 6416 N Central Ave

Grab your family and friends and meet us at ­Central and Devon for a holiday stroll.

Bring your camera for photos with the “Real” Santa, create a holiday craft, stroll downtown Edgebrook’s Cookie Walk, visit businesses decked out for the holidays, and enjoy the Triangle lighting.

Make the ECA’s membership table at Chris Schultz’s State Farm, 6416 N Central, your first stop. Current ECA members can pick up their ECA wristband, giving them a “fast pass” to Santa as well as a free craft. And it’s where non-members can join the Edgebrook Community Association.


Here’s the ECA Schedule of Events

2:00-5:00 Welcome Center—ECA members pick up your “fast-pass” wristband & visit the ECA cookie table
2:00-5:00 The “Real” Santa at Creativo! Academy
2:00-5:00 Crafts at North Branch Arts—Crafters, age 2-12, create a holiday keepsake
2:30-4:00 The Choral-Aires—this lively group will ­serenade you outside the ECA Welcome Center
3:45-5:15 The Christmas Carolers—this Dickens-inspired quartet carols while strolling through downtown Edgebrook
5:15 Triangle Tree Lighting

Limited Edition 2019 Edgebrook Calendar

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Edgebrook is picture perfect and we have the photos to prove it.

Twelve images of Edgebrook grace the ECA’s 2019 Desktop Calendar, making each day a red-letter day in the neighborhood.

Our calendar features the work of ECA Director Christine Rosenberg and other Edgebrook neighbors. Christine has been capturing the fun at the ECA July 4th parades, the bounty of Edgebrook gardens, and the sheer delight of Egg Hunts for many years. Now you can have a selection of her art in your home.

Renew your membership for 2019 at the ECA Welcome Center during the Holiday Stroll and take home a calendar that is as practical as it is gorgeous.

This offer is open to current 2018 ECA members who take advantage of early r­enewal at the ECA Welcome Center. Don’t delay. Supply is limited.

Examine the 2019 Calendar.


Everyday Edgebrook Cookie Contest for Home Bakers

Sunday, November 25 • 2:00-3:00 PM, My Sister's Closet, 5413 W Devon

Each contestant is asked to bake 50 of their special cookies to be judged by the first 50 Holiday Strollers to visit My Sister's Closet between 2:00-3:00 PM.

To enter the contest, please either call My Sister's Closet at 773-774-5050 or email sisclst@yahoo.com with your name, phone number, and the kind of cookie you will share. On the 25th, bring your 50 cookies to My Sister's Closet at 1:45 PM. If your treat contains a nut product, please have a sign clearly stating such.


Everyday Edgebrook Cookie Walk

Sunday, November 25 • 2:00-5:00 PM, Downtown Edgebrook

Visit stores and businesses to receive a free cookie. Start at Local Goods, My Sister's Closet, Edgebrook Cycle or Inspired Boutique to get an empty bag and then add cookies to it by visiting stores in the neighborhood.

Maps will be posted as well as signs in the windows of participating businesses. You can also download the map.

In addition to the Cookie Walk, there is a Cookie Contest for Home Bakers from 2:00-3:00 PM at My Sister's Closet. The first fifty people to enter My Sister's Closet after 2:00 PM will have the fun of being a contest judge. You'll sample fabulous cookies from Edgebrook's home bakers and award first, second and third place prizes.


Cybersecurity

Staying Safe in the Digital World

Monday, November 26 • 6:30 PM, Edgebrook Library, 5331 West Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

Jordan Wise from Goldman Sachs will give a presentation on Cybersecurity in a Digital World with an emphasis on how seniors can stay safe.

This presentation is intended to provide a general overview of some of the most common, current cybersecurity threats, and the measures frequently taken to address them.


Share the Warmth

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Participate in the Warm Clothing Drive.

Click here for details.


The Night before Christmas and The Shoemaker and the Elves

The Melikins Are Back

Wednesday, December 5 • 6:00 PM, Edgebrook Library, 5331 West Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

Be sure to save the date for the return of the Melikin Puppets. Last year's show was SRO and the excitement hasn't diminished.

This presentation is underwritten by the generous members of the Edgebrook Community Association.

It’s a Wonderful Life:
The Making of a Holiday Classic

An illustrated lecture by historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D.

Wednesday, December 12 • 6:30 PM, Edgebrook Library, 5331 West Devon, 2nd Floor Community Room

Did you know Cary Grant was supposed to star in It's a Wonderful Life? That the gym-floor-turned-swimming-pool was real? That the movie bombed at the box office?

Even if you've seen the holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life 150 times, you'll have fun exploring the movie's creation including how the script evolved, how the cast was chosen, and the technical challenges that were overcome.

Enjoy rare photographs taken behind-the-scenes and find out what happened to the cast.

Rediscover Frank Capra's masterpiece like you've never seen it before.

This presentation is underwritten by the generous members of the Edgebrook Community Association.

Current Newsletter

Our Current Newsletter

The ECA's November 2018 Newsletter appeared in the November 17 issue of the Nadig Reporter. You can also read it here.


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Nothing to do? Visit the library.

The ECA supports our Library

Take a look at what's being offered at the Edgebrook Branch Library. In addition to books, movies, music, and reference materials, our library has a wealth of interesting, educational, and fun programming.

Take a look.

Snow Plowing Service provided by the ECA

The City of Chicago’s primary concern is keeping the major traffic arteries clear. Plowing side streets is a much lower priority for the Department of Streets and Sanitation.

The ECA, on the other hand, is concerned about emergency vehicle access to our side streets as well as the ability of our neighbors to get out of the neighborhood and off to work in a timely fashion.

The ECA notifies our plowing contractor when snow fall reaches four inches. The contractor clears a path down the center of the street. The goal is not total snow removal, but rather the creation of an access path for emergency vehicles as well as egress for our neighbors.

The ECA provides snow plow service to this area, excluding the major city streets.

Questions or Concerns?

Call the ECA Snow Plowing HOTLINE (312) 560 4342.


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