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People.

Pride.
Progress.
WBNA is the catalyst for positive change in West Bucktown. We serve the neighborhood bounded by West of Western, East of California, North of North Avenue and South of Armitage.

Contact Us
WBNA Neighborhood News is published Mondays on an as-needed basis. To submit an announcement for consideration, email us at wecan@westbucktown.org.

Renew Today
Visit us online at www.westbucktown.org to pay your 2010 association dues. Your $25 donation will help fund the many exciting initiatives we have planned for the coming year. (But please pardon our appearance as our website undergoes a virtual facelift!)

Make a Difference
Want to to get involved? We're always looking for WBNA members to serve on our active committees: 
  • Safety
  • Environmental
  • Zoning
  • Events
  • Community Outreach
  • Communications

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS


Movie In The Park Tonight

Kickball Tournament Begins
Zoning Committee Accepting Applications
West Bucktown Yard Sale
Mark Your Calendar


Movie In Maplewood Park TONIGHT!
Rain forced the cancellation of last week's showing of Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa at Maplewood Park -- but it has been rescheduled for tonight, June 28th, at dusk. Grab the kids and some popcorn and head on over to Maplewood Park around 8:30. This feature movie presentation is part of the Chicago Parks District's "Movies In the Park" series. Help spread the word!
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West Bucktown Kickball Tournament 
The first annual West Bucktown Kickball Tournament officially kicks off Wednesday, June 30th at 6:30 pm at the Maplewood Park softball field. First up? The residents of Cortland versus Rockwell!  Games will run for seven consecutive Wednesday evenings and are open to all West Bucktowners free of charge. Teams of 10 neighbors are needed to round out the tournament brackets, but free agents, spectators and cheerleaders are welcome, as well! Stop by and meet your neighbors, rock out to some 80s music, and get reaquainted with your inner third grader. For more information, email Sarah Maxwell at environmental@westbucktown.org

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
June 30:  Cortland vs. Rockwell
July 7:  Artesian/Wabansia vs. Moffat/California
July 14:  Homer/Bloomingdale vs. Campbell/Washtenaw
July 21:  Fairfield/Maplewood vs. Talman/North/Western/Armitage
July 28:  Semifinals
Aug 4:  Semifinals
Aug 11:  Finals
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Zoning Committee Applications
Now Being Accepted

Do you want to become more involved in the community? Are you interested in shaping neighborhood development.? The WBNA Zoning Committee is looking for new members! The Committee typically meets once a month to discuss zoning change proposals and related issues within the WBNA jurisdiction. This is your chance to get an inside look at proposed developments before they happen, and to work with developers to create balanced and appropriate construction throughout West Bucktown. Email zoning@westbucktown.org today for an application. All applications must be received by July 5 to be considered.
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Reserve Your Yard Sale Table Today
Show your support for the Maplewood Lucy Flower Parks Advisory Council (MLFPAC) and clear out your garage at the same time!  The annual West Bucktown Yard Sale and Picnic will be held at Maplewood Park on Saturday, July 31st from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The yard sale is open to West Bucktown residents and non-residents alike and will be publicized throughout the city. For a small $25 fee (which directly benefits MLFPAC and the many park programs it supports) you get an assigned 10 ft. x 10 ft. area within the park to sell your stuff. This is a rain-or-shine event, and sellers are required to bring their own tables, chairs, supplies, etc. To reserve your spot today, send an email to westbucktownparks@yahoo.com. Cash payment is due the morning of the sale. 
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Mark Your Calendar

ZONING & URBAN PLANNING COMMITTEE MTG
Wednesday, June 30 @ 6:00 PM
Wicker Park Arts Center (2215 W. North Ave.)
You do not need to be a voting member of the WBNA Zoning Committee to take part in these monthly meetings. Anyone interested in learning more about zoning change requests and general development in West Bucktown is welcome to attend!

THIRD THURSDAYS AT MAPLEWOOD PARK
Thursday, July 15 @ 6:30 PM
Mix and mingle with other West Bucktown residents at this informal neighborhood gathering. 

WEST BUCKTOWN YARD SALE AND PICNIC
Saturday, July 31 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Make a few bucks and meet some new friends in the process! This family-friendly event promises fun for all, including a performance by the acrobats at MSA & Circus Arts, an arts-n-crafts table from Cortland Preschool, and face painting by Easel Art Studio.  To reserve a space in the yard sale, email westbucktownparks@yahoo.com.   

"GROUP STOOP" NIGHTS
Mondays @ 7:00 PM
If you're like many of us, you rarely see your neighbors because you enter and exit your home through the garage in back. That's why we're encouraging all West Bucktowners to take to their front stoops on Monday evenings this summer. Grab a cold drink, park yourself on the steps, and wave hello to the neighbors you never even knew you had!  
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