Who knew the blogosphere in Rogers Park was so crowded and so contentious? It turns out that there are a lot of bloggers up here and all of us, BURP included, have a lot to say. We say it in our own ways and tell it from our own perspectives. That is the beauty of freedom of expression and freedom from censorship. Continue reading
Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. It’s a time to celebrate the lives of our ancestors and bask in their good memories and deeds. It is a special night to be enjoyed and shared with friends and loved ones. Tomorrow night, from 5 PM until 9 PM, you can celebrate Dia de los Muertos with music, food and art over by the Loyola Red Line stop. Continue reading
It has been a long time coming… But then again, so has the renaissance of this awesome neighborhood. Good things simply take time, especially if you want them done right.
And so it is with BURP. After a hiatus for redesign, rethought, and reinvigoration, Bloggin’ Up Rogers Park is back to showcase the many wonderful things about living up here on the far north side (and there are a lot of them!). Continue reading
Maybe you heard the joyful noise drifting up Morse Avenue today. Voices raised in soaring songs of praise radiated from the windows of the United Church of Rogers Park’s Overdeir Hall as members of the Metropolitan Community Church celebrated Sunday service in their new home. It was their third celebration here in Rogers Park and a touching example of how diverse people can come together in fellowship and faith. At a time when our neighborhood is being mentioned in the news due to the influx of controversial and anti-gay ministries that are setting up shop here, this is just the sort of new arrival Rogers Park needs. Continue reading
Love is in the air. With just days to go before the big V Day, there is a palpable sense of emergency in the air. It’s the desperation of all those who have yet to find something sweet for their sweet. Well, whether you are still looking for the perfect Valentine or just have a heart for handcrafted fun, we have an event for you. On Saturday, from 10 – 2, you can stop by Many People’s Church (1505 W. Morse Avenue) for A Valentine’s Craft Show. There will be toys, cards, ceramics, crocheted goods, and so much more. What a great way to start your Saturday and support some local crafters!
So tell us, with Valentine’s Day on the way, what do YOU love about Rogers Park?