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Free Outdoor Concerts in Glenview – Summer 2014

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Wednesdays at 7 pm in the Jackman Park Gazebo, Lehigh and Prairie.
In case of inclement weather, concert will be held at Park Ctr., 2400 Chestnut.

June 18 – Spoken Four

June 25 – Piano Man (tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel)

July 9 – Johnny Rusler & The Beach Bum Band (island & beach music)

July 16 – The New Invaders (British Invasion)

July 23 – Flat Cats (jazz)

July 30 – Jin & Tonic (classic country & rock)

August 6 – The Student Body (high energy hits0

Summer Sounds at the Glen

Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm. Glen Town Center’s Navy Park, 2671 Navy Blvd.

June 24 – Classical Blast

July 1 – Libido Funk Circus

July 8 – R Gang

July 15 – Red Pop Fury

July 22 – Soda (classic & current pop)

July 29 – Rockstar Rodeo

August 5 – Bopology (swing)

August 12 – Tropixplosion (Caribbean w/ Blue Man-style performance)

August 19 – Hillbilly Rockstarz (country & classic)

August 26 – Final Say (from oldies to now)

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4 Fun Things To Do On The North Shore – June 20-22, 2014

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“Though it’s not happening on the North Shore, who doesn’t love a good strawberry Festival? Enjoy the weekend!”

Friday the 20th

Long Grove Strawberry Fest
From 10am-6pm
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Historic Downtown Long Grove’s annual Strawberry Festival is returning Friday, June 20 through Sunday, June 22.

Strawberry Festival visitors are invited to enjoy three “berry” special days of decadent strawberry-inspired treats from local merchants and vendors such as:

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Glencoe New Construction by Highgate Builders

Glencoe New Construction by HighGate

 500 South Avenue, Glencoe, IL

Highgate Builders combines elegance, simplicity and charm in this exquisite Hampton-style shingle and stone home. Just listed by the Come Home North Shore team, the house will be built on an ideally-located property near town, train and schools. (Note: the photos shown below are of previously built Highgate homes).

It’s scheduled to begin construction in late summer or early fall 2014, allowing you to customize many aspects of the home to suit your specific desires. Everything about this home will be of the highest quality and built with the attention to detail that Highgate Builders is known for. The home is being offered at $2,595,000.

500 South staircase

The open floor plan will feature gracious room sizes, a sleek and stylish gourmet kitchen with separate eating area, and a paneled library on the main floor. Patios will extend the entertaining spaces to the outdoors.

500 South Ave. kitchen

The second floor will have four generous bedrooms including a luxurious master suite with large walk-in closets and spa bath.

The finished lower level will feature ten foot ceilings, a rec room, exercise room, as well as a fifth bedroom and full bath and plenty of storage. The home will have an attached two-car garage, with the option to add a separate garage for a third car.

Highgate Builders is one of the most well-respected and in-demand builders on the North Shore.  Winner of the 2009 Preservation Award, the firm has been featured in Luxe Interiors + Design and Home & Architectural Trends magazines. Highgate is also known for  building certified green and sustainable homes. You can see some of Highgate’s new homes here.

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If you would like to learn more about plans for this new construction, please call us at 847-881-6657 or email us. Come Home North Shore co-founder Paula Weiss has deep experience in all facets of new construction and can provide you with expert  guidance throughout the process.

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Outdoor Concerts in Glencoe – Summer 2014

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Kalk Park, 298 Park Ave. Free

June 11 – Midwest Dueling Pianos

June 16 – Soda (Johnny Cash to Cee Lo Green)

August 13 – Bopology (Frank Sinatra band)

Music on the Esplanade

Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd. Admission is free. Parking is $25/car for non-members. All concerts are Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 pm.

June 24 – Dave Specter (Blues)

July 1 – The Special Consensus (bluegrass)

July 15 – Kimberley Gordon Big Band (Duke Ellington and Count Basie)

July 22 – JoeSounds Steel Drum Trio (Caribbean/Calypso)

July 29 – Pamela Rose and Windy City Country (classics, contemporary country and rock n roll)

August 5 – Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan Quartet (gypsy jazz, flamenco & American jazz)

August 12 – Fernandez + Kimball (Spanish guitar)

August 19 – Nia Quintet (original music from Scott Anderson)

August 26 – Shamrock Ragsters (Irish/Celtic, bluegrass and Dixieland jazz)

Hot Summer Nights

Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd. Admission is free. Parking is $25/car for non-members. All concerts are Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 pm.

June 19 – The Mike Knauf Quartet (swing, Latin & standards)

June 26 – Pamela Rose and Windy City Country (classic, contemporary country)

July 3 – Silver Stars (fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass and washboard)

July 10 – Jose Valdes & Mambo All-Stars (mambo, cha-cha and boleros)

July 17 – El Payo (flamenco)

July 24 – The Boils (Celtic music and Irish step dance)

July 31 – Grupo Cha Cha (Latin jazz)

August 7 – Bopology (swing and jazz)

August 14 – Rio Bamba (bossa nova, samba and American Latin jazz)

August 21 – Hillbilly Rockstarz

August 28 – Aloha Lives! (Hawaiian music)

 

 

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Free Outdoor Concerts in Evanston – Summer 2014

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Starlight Concert Series:

June 19, 7:30-9:00 -Twiggs Park, Simpson at Dodge

June 24, 7:00-9:00 – Bent Park, Central at Cowper

June 25, 6:30-8:00 – James Park, Dodge at Mulford

July 1, 7:30-9:00 – Bent Park, Central at CowperJuly 8, 7:30-9:00 – Leahy Park, Lincoln west of Ridge

July 15, 7:30-9:00 – Brummel Park, Brummel at Elmwood

July 22, 7:30-9:00 – Centennial Park, Sheridan at Church

July 29, 7:30-9:00 – Harbert Park, Dempster at McDaniel

August 5, 7:30-9:00 – James Park, Dodge at Mulford

August 12, 7:30-9:00 – Twiggs Park, Simpson at Dodge

August 19, 7:30-9:00, Centennial Park, Sheridan at Church

 

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Free Outdoor Concerts in Winnetka – Summer 2014

concerts-hubbard-woodsWednesdays in the Woods

Hubbard Woods Park, 939 Green Bay Rd.
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm

June 11: basement Jacks

June 18: Hillbilly Rockstars

June 25: Spoken Four

July 9: New Invaders

July 16: Class of ’68

July23: 3rd Sunday String Band

July 30: Saturday June Band

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Free Outdoor Concerts in Wilmette – Summer 2014

Summer Concert on the North ShoreLove outdoor concerts but don’t want to spring for tickets to Ravinia? Not to worry. There are plenty of outdoor concerts on the North Shore this summer that are easy on the pocketbook (i.e., free!). Here’s the rundown on Wilmette’s summer music scene:

Summer Concerts at Plaza del Lago

1515 Sheridan Rd., Wilmette

June 26, 6:00-8:00 – Conjunto (salsa meets free jazz)

July 3, 6:00-8:00 – Moss/REALTIME (the pizzazz of modern jazz)

July 10, 6:00-8:00 – Cavern Beat (Beatles songs)

July 17, 6:00-8:00 – Final Say (from oldies to now)

July 25, 6:00-8:00 – Piano Man (tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John)

July 31, 6:00-8:00 – Bopology (swing with Sinatra and more)

Starlight Theatre at the Wallace Bowl

Gillson Park on the lakefront at Michigan and Washington

June 12 at 6:30 – Canzonetta String Chamber Orchestra

June 19 at 8:00 – Family feature film to celebrate Wilmette Thetare’s 100th anniversary

June 20 at 8:00 – A tribute to ABBA by ABBA Salute

June 21 at 8:00 – The Meteors (50′s ad 60′s)

June 26 at 6:30 – Rio Bamba (samba and jazz)

July 5 at 8:00 – Chad Bernstein and Suenelo (Miami’s Latin funk)

July 10-26 at 8:00 – Anie Get Your Gun

July 31 at 6:30 – Don’t Just Sit There (interactive musical act)

August 1 at 8:00 – Illinois Brass Band

August 2 at 8:00 – Centerfold (pop/rock)

August 7 at 6:30 – New Odyssey (three guys, 30 instruments)

August 8 at 8:00 – Bopology (pop swing band)

August 9 at 8:00 – Bagshot Row (British Invasion)

August 14 at 6:30 – Barefoot Hawaiians (Hawaiian music and dance)

In inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Community Rec Center auditorium, 3000 Glenview Rd. Visit www.wilmettepark.org for info.

Mallinckrodt Concerts in the Park

Centennial gazebo in Mallinckrodt Park, 1041 Ridge Rd.

June 15 at 4:00 – Dangerous Folk (acoustic trio plays ’60s music)

June 29 at 4:00 – La Tarvaillant (Bayou)

July 20 at 4:00 – Rockin’ Johnny Band (Blues)

August 10 at 4:00 – Jazz Lady Robin Watson (jazz, big band and Motown)

Bring your lawn chairs for seating. In inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Community Rec Center auditorium, 3000 Glenview Rd. Visit www.wilmettepark.org for info.

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Highland Park Market Report – May 2014

As of May 31, there were 218 active listings in Highland Park, with a median list price of $769,000 and prices ranging from $49,900 to $16,000,000. (If you take out Michael Jordan’s house, the next highest priced house is $9,800,000). The average market time was 75 days/

Single family detached homes represented 86% of the total listings.
34% of them are over $1,000,000.

During May there were 37 closed sales of single family homes, with a median selling price of $637,500 and an average of 88 days on market. Selling prices ranged from $180,000 to $1,850,000.

Year to date there have been 120 closed sales in Highland Park, with a median selling price of $532,500 and an average of 96 days on market.

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Wilmette Market Report – May 2014

Wilmette signAs of May 31, there were 113 active listings in Wilmette, with a median list price of $729,000 and ranging in price from $108,000 to $4,500,000.

Single family detached homes represented 98 of the total listings. 28 are in East Wilmette (Central School), 17 in McKenzie, 21 in Harper, 19 in Romona and 13 in Avoca (District 37).

During May there were 54 closed sales with a median selling price of $659,500 and an average of 73 days on market. 42 of the closed sales were single family detached houses with a median selling price of $850,000 and ranging from $241,068 to $2,455,000.

Year to date there have been 133 closed sales in Wilmette, with a median sold price of $686,000 and an average of 102 days on market. 57 of the closed sales were single family detached homes with a median selling price of $625,000 and ranging from $210,000 to $2,455,000. The average market time was 68 days.

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Evanston Market Report – May 2014

Evanston_signAs of May 31, there were 346 active listings in Evanston, with a median list price of $310,000 and prices from $39,900 to $4,300,000.

Single family detached homes represented 39% of the total listings.24% of them are over $1,000,000.

During May there were 104 closed sales with a median selling price of $287,500 and an average of 102 days on market. Selling prices ranged from $70,000 to $1,470,000.

Year to date there have been 319 closed sales in Evanston, with a median selling price of $297,500 and an average of 94 days on market.

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