Articles By Patty Wetli

Marie Kondo Has Everyone ‘Tidying Up,’ And Chicago’s Thrift Stores Are Reaping the Rewards

Chicagoans are purging their closets and homes, but all that stuff has to go somewhere.

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Shuttered Swedish Bakery’s Traditions Are Back Thanks To Alfonso Aguilar And Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club

Alfonso Aguilar, who spent 36 years at Swedish, has resurfaced at Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club.

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Know A Building That Should Be On The ‘Most Endangered’ List? Here’s Your Chance To Nominate It

Preservation Chicago is looking for nominations for 2019's "most endangered" buildings, structures or places.

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Weekend Holiday Pop-Up Markets Highlight Chicago’s Female Makers

Shop for unique gifts while supporting local artists and artisans at holiday pop up markets.

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Lincoln Square Residents Throw Birthday Party For Elderly Neighbor They Barely Know: ‘It Was Beautiful’

"We just want to see him happy. That's what nice about this community — people take care of each other."

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The Pedway Is About To Get Even Weirder And That’s A Good Thing

A movie night for houseplants is just one of the events designed to get people thinking about and interacting with The Pedway differently.

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Lincoln Square Neighbors Join Forces To Help Elderly Couple Who Lost Their Home

What started as a fundraiser for winter coats has turned into a neighborhood-wide mission to help an elderly couple.

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Move Over, Elvis! Chicago’s Glessner House Aims To Top Graceland in Holiday Poll

Come on Chicago, Glessner House needs you to vote early and often in a USA Today poll.

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Meet The Chicago Woman Taking Balloon Art To Incredible New Heights

The words "sophisticated" and "balloon art" don't typically appear in the same sentence, until you've seen Elaine Frei's work.