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The Come Home North Shore real estate team is sponsoring the second annual Kenilworth Gardens Neighborhood Yard Sale on Saturday, May 18.
If you live in the neighborhood and want to participate, it’s easy. All you have to do is drop us a line and tell us you want in, then put prices on your merchandise, drag it outside and welcome the hoards of buyers that are bound to show up on sale day. That’s it. We’ll supply the signs and the advertising to ensure we get a good turnout.
If you’re not from the neighborhood, we hope you’ll stop by and check out all the wonderful “merchandise” we’ll be selling. I’m sure you’ll see lots of stuff you didn’t know you needed!
Here are the details:
When: Saturday, May 18 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Where: Hunter, Beechwood, Kenilworth, Chestnut, Thornwood, Greenwood and Elmwood (north of Lake Ave. and west of Ridge Rd.) in Wilmette
What to know more? Give us a call at 847-881-6657 or email us.
Enjoy Guided Bird Walks in Gillson Park beginning May 5 and continuing each Sunday in May.
The Illinois shoreline juts farthest into Lake Michigan at Gillson Park, making it an excellent spot to observe warblers and other migrant birds as they rest and eat during their long journey north every spring. Beginners and experienced birders of all ages are welcome to join the free, annual guided bird walks sponsored by Go Green Wilmette and the Wilmette Park District.
Where: Meet at the top of the Wallace Bowl near the Lakeview Center in Wilmette’s Gillson Park. Don’t forget your binoculars and bird books.
Back by popular demand! It’s the third annual Thornwood Park Egg Hunt, this Saturday morning, March 30, at 9:45.
Voted the #1 egg hunt on the North Shore by Kenilworth Gardens neighborhood kids, you won’t want to miss it. It looks like we’ll have decent weather for the hunt. Not as warm as last year but partly sunny and 50 degrees, which is definitely an improvement over recent temps.
The Thornwood Park Egg Hunt is hosted by the Come Home North Shore real estate team for kids 10 and under. Be sure and bring your camera to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. And don’t forget to bring a basket for collecting your eggs. We’ll have prizes for the kids and a drawing for the parents.
Who: Kids 10 and under (but don’t worry, we aren’t going to card your kid)
Where: Thornwood Park in Wilmette (2400 Thornwood Ave. – catty-corner to Harper School)
When: Saturday, March 30. The hunt will start at 10:00 am SHARP! ( If you are even 5 minutes late you will miss it.) So come early to meet the Easter Bunny, guess the number of jelly beans in the jar and enter our drawing for a fabulous prize.
Why: Because it’s fun, of course!
219 Linden Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091
Wouldn’t it be great to walk out your front door and onto the golf course to play a few holes after work? Or walk down to the beach whenever the mood strikes? Do you like to sail or kayak in the lake? Do you have dogs that like to go to the dog beach? Would you love to have a huge grassy yard that you don’t have to mow?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider making this charming stone house your new home.
Located at 219 Linden Avenue in Wilmette, this home sits right on the golf course with stunning views of the Baha’i Temple. It’s just a quick walk to Gillson Park, the yacht club, dog beach. And, it’s just two blocks to the el station at 4th and Linden, so you can be downtown in about 40 minutes.
The home is lovingly maintained with many vintage details, and it’s just waiting for you to bring your decorating ideas and updates. There’s a large living room with a marble fireplace, a mahogany panneled library, dining room with bay window, wood-panneled family room and a bright kitchen with separate eating area. Upstairs there are four bedrooms and three vintage tile baths.
It’s being offered at $1,050,000. You can see more info about this home here. If you’d like to arrange a private showing, call us at 847-881-6657.
We are North Shore real estate specialists and one of the top teams in the area. If you would like to schedule a buyer or seller consultation with the Come Home North Shore team, please contact us at 847-881-6657 or send us a note here
This is an afternoon of fun and educational activities for all ages. See the latest eco cars, commuter bikes, and home energy efficiencies. Enjoy nature activities for children and adults, cooking demonstrations and good food. Try your luck at the raffle. Find out what’s in your cosmetics and your food. Get advice about composting, rain gardens, or the best light bulbs for your home. Bring old electronics, Styrofoam and gently used children’s books for recycling. To volunteer, exhibit or see details go to: www.goinggreenmatters.org.
When: Sunday, March 10 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Where: Woman’s Club of Wilmette, 930 Greenleaf Ave., Wilmette
A Documentary About the Effect of Genetically Modified Organisms in Our Food Supply
Where: Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., 847-256-6935, www.wilmettelibrary.info
Have you ever wondered why certain diseases and conditions like Alzeimer’s, celiac disease and autism have increased so dramatically over the past few decades?
This powerful documentary provides compelling evidence that changes in our food supply are to blame, and challenges the biotech industry’s claim that genetically modified (GM) foods are safe.
Based on the book of the same name by Jeffrey Smith, the film presents the concerns of scientists and farmers about the food and health issues related to increased GMO production and outlines why they want foods containing GMOs to be, at the very least, labeled.
This event will be held in the library’s auditorium (lower level) and is free to the public. An optional discussion will follow the film.
Sponsored by Go Green Wilmette.
You thought that was the last presidential debate last night, but you were wrong. There’s a fourth debate going on as we speak, right here in Wilmette.
Here they are going at it down on Lawndale: Obama with his teleprompter and Romney with his binders full of women. Who do you think is winning this one?
I’d driven driven by it a hundred times on the way to the pool and barely even noticed it. And then, all of a sudden, it seems, the big one and a half acre section of Centennial Park that used to be a grassy depression, came alive with a carpet of wildflowers. Finally, on the last official day of summer, having taken my last swim of the year, I stopped to see it up close. I got out of the car, walked out into the middle of the garden and just stood there without moving for about ten minutes, just watching and listening. And the longer I stood, the more I saw and heard. I saw scarab-like beetles in clusters on flowers. Grasshoppers jumped from plant to plant. Two Monarchs fluttered around me, stopping to drink the nectar of the liatris. Goldfinches swooped and cavorted before stopping to gorge on the seedheads of the brown-eyed susans.
This is Wilmette’s new prairie garden, which has been three years in the making. The garden is the brainchild of Charlotte Adelman, retired attorney and author of two books about native Midwestern plants. She approached the Wilmette Park District back in 2009 and proposed turning the retention pond into an oasis of native plants and wildlife. It is now full of native grasses, thistle, cardinal flower and, perhaps most important to those of us who love Monarch butterflies (and who doesn’t), the garden is home to milkweed. Milkweed is the only plant on which Monarchs can lay their eggs, and there is less and less of it as land has been cleared for development, so Monarchs are becoming scarcer.
You can learn more about prairie gardens and tour the Centennial Garden at a free lecture sponsored by the Wilmette Garden Club on September 7 at 12:30 pm at the Mallinckrodt Senior Center. Charlotte Adelman will speak and then lead a walking tour of the garden from the corner of Hunter Rd. and Wilmette Avenue. For more info, contact Susan Gatto at 847-256-1353.
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If you like houses with history, this vintage Victorian home at 519 Forest Avenue in Wilmette could be the one for you.
It sits on a large 100 x 190 foot lot that is just a short walk to the beach. The house has a wrap around porch with two porch swings. It’s one of the only remaining homes with a turret. Although it is Victorian in style, the inside shows some Prairie influences. Some parts of the house have been updated (kitchen and master) but oodles of original details remain, including gorgeous woodwork, five fireplaces and a second floor library with a decorative ceiling motif.
Listed for $1,507,000 the home has four bedrooms and three and a half baths. A stairway in the turret leads up to a large master on the third floor with treetop views.
You can see more photos of the home here. If you would like to see it in person, give us a call. We’d love to show it to you.
We are North Shore real estate specialists and one of the top teams in the area. If you would like to schedule a buyer or seller consultation with the Come Home North Shore team, please contact us at 847-881-6657 or send us a note here.