Sunday, October 31, 2010

Up Close with the Author of The Boomer's Guide to Aging Parents

In the next 20 years, close to one-third of the population in the U.S will be over the age of 65. And one out of every two people over the age of 85 will develop dementia.

Aging is more than a 'booming' industry; it is on the minds of the Baby Boomer generation, sandwiched between caring for their children as well as their parents, who're requiring more assistance and compassion as they live longer and more independently.

Carolyn L. Rosenblatt is the author of The Boomer's Guide to Aging Parents.

Though I was on an 'out of the neighborhood' adventure this past week when I met Carolyn (she makes some great Play-doh sculptures too!), I am including a link to her book in the next Pipeline because it is an invaluable resource for Baby Boomers, written from the insights of a registered nurse who has worked directly with elders in nursing home environments. Carolyn became so passionate about helping seniors advocate for themselves, and assisting their children, that she also studied law and became an attorney too, specializing in elder care.

Carolyn's husband of 28 years, a psychologist, provides therapy services to families who are taking care of their elder parents. The couple shares an office in Marin County, Calif, and have a daughter who sounds a lot like me professionally- perhaps a Marin County Pipeline e-newsletter is next?!

Phlash in Charge, Part 1

Anything can happen when Phlash is in charge, and I'm editing from afar...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Images to be I'D'ed in next Pipeline

images to be maybe i.d.'d in next pipeline

Lecture: Landscape Designs for Historic Homes

Monday, November 1 - 7-8-30 PM
Wicker Park Field House
1425 N. Damen
RSVP Limited Seating - $8 - Pay at Door - (773) 278-9075
Upcoming Programming -

Landscape Designs for Historic HomesLecrure
Abigale Baldwin, RLA
Hoerr-Shaudt Landscape Architects

In this series of 3 lectures you will hear details of how three of Chicago’s top landscape design firms addressed either the restoration of a Jensen landscape or designed new landscape that worked with historic residences. These landscape designers will address: working with the historic elements and aesthetics of the homes (Italianate, Second Empire, Queen Anne), working with the clients needs and incorporating those into the landscape design, and bringing to the final designs their personal creative energies and points of view.

Abigale Baldwin, RLA - 2nd Lecture in Series
Abie brings nearly a decade of diverse project experience to her projects and clients. As a dedicated landscape architect, Abigale has designed and managed both public and private projects in the Chicago area.

At Hoerr Schaudt, Abie directs the design and implementation for a wide range of residential projects, from urban courtyards to secluded lakefront estates. Her excellent design sense, organization abilities, experience in working with communities and coordinating with municipalities all contribute to facilitating a smooth design process for Hoerr Schaudt clients.

Abie received her Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Michigan State University and is a registered landscape architect in both Illinois and Indiana. In addition to her work at Hoerr Schaudt, Abie has been very active within the Illinois Chapter of ASLA.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

14th Distric Halloween Haunted House Opens this Thurs.

Safe Neighborhoods Are Everybody's Business
014th District – Shakespeare

5:00P.M. – 9:00P.M.
3:00P.M – 8:00P.M.


014 District – Shakespeare / Chicago Police Department / Linda Flores – Commander
2150 N. California Av-60647 / 312-744-8290 / Email a:

Images by Philin Phalsh to maybe be ID'ed in next pipeline

Two Cars Gone Without a Trace, by Philin Phlash

By Philin Phlash
BUCK HOOD TOWN, What are the chances that two Honda Civic hatchback CXs would vanish from W.Churchill St. at the same time and place on the same nights?

Sounds crazy, but on a recent Tuesday night, Oct 19, between 1 and 5PM, that's what happened.

Ryan Storey and Adam Vanwageningen, pictured, parked their cars in Bucktown late night only to wake up to empty parking spaces. So, you go to your local cop shop to report your stolen car, and they inform you that they have no record of these vehicles, no VIN number. In the computer these cars don't exist, Sorry, Charlie, can't help you. The only way this could happen is if someone on the inside deleted the files. Who could do this? Dept. of Motor Vehicle or Secretary of State office, or a really good car theft ring: flatbed truck two cars strip&ship out of state, man!!! Is that the story for Ryan Storey and Adam, who came from outta town to visit and lost their wheels?

This raises the question, "How Safe are the Streets of Wicker Park and Bucktown?" These cars were stolen a block or two from the viaduct where two girls were beaten with a baseball bat. Car Theft in Chicago is BIG BIZ, who is going to stand up for the regular Joe who can't go anywhere, who do you turn to, the Chicago Police? FBI? CIA? The Governor, the Mayor, WHO? None of these people care; they have much bigger problems, so who do you call? Please let PIPELINE know if your car was stolen, and what was done about it. It's about time for people who get paid to do a good job for the people of this community DO IT. We the People want to know, Who is doing anything, give me a name, who gives a da*n,and what's the scam on stolen Civic's in Lincoln Land?

-By Philin Phlash

Comedy Show this Thursday at Congress

A new Pipeline sponsor, the Congress Theater is hosting a night of comedy featuring three top comic talents this Thurs. Click on poster to enlarge it. Send an email to with "FREE CONGRESS" in subject line w/ your full name if you want a comp. ticket.

Tues. Nov. 9: First Ward Shred-a-Thon

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Sat. Nov. 6: First Ward School Fair

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Images from the WPC 3rd Annual Scarecrow Extravaganza

If the images don't tell the story, a fun time was had by all at the 3rd Annual WPC Scarecrow Extravaganza this past Saturday. More on this in tomorrow's Pipeline.