ASNA Alley Sale 2016


Get ready!

The ASNA Alley Sale is set to go for Sept. 17 and 18!  Now’s the time to start cleaning out those basements and attics.  And if you haven’t paid your 2016 ASNA dues, now’s the time for that too.  Alley Sale registration is $5 for ASNAmembers and $10 for non-members.  The City of Chicago requires registration of all sales. ASNA will take that nasty little chore off your hands and coordinate publicity and signage.  All you have to do is fill out the Sales Permit Application and return with your payment no later than Wednesday, Sept. 14.  An ASNA membership form is also attached.

Return to:

Art Gregg at 1711 Carmen,


Gary Forell, 5109 N Ravenswood,

Spread the word!

[Alley Sale PDF]

[ASNA Membership Form 2016]

Posted in ASNA Alley Sale

ASNA Block Party Time!

[Event Listing]

ASNA flier 071916-1

Posted in Block Party, Events

ASNA’s 2nd annual Neighborhood Plant Exchange & Sale

Come join us for ASNA’s 2nd annual
Neighborhood Plant Exchange & Sale!!!

Folks who came last year had a great time and got some great plants. Hope to see you there!

When: Saturday, June 4—10 a.m. to Noon
(Weather permitting)
Where: 1752 W, Carmen
(Yellow house, inside the white fence facing Ravenswood)

Divide those perennials! Dig up seedlings! Trade them for something you need.
Or just come empty-handed. Plants will be for sale—cheap!

Please label plants with as much information as you can:
Your name, brief description, requirements (sun, shade, part sun, soil, water)

You can also bring gardening tools and products, pots,
books & magazines to trade with your neighbors.

Please deliver plants/items between 8 & 10 a.m. (or before).

Questions? Call 773 989 4514.


Posted in News and Announcements

ASNA Blahs Party 2016

Break out of those winter doldrums!!!

Mix and mingle with your neighbors!!!

It’s time for ASNA’s annual

Beat the Winter Blahs Party!

Sunday, February 21, 2016, 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at

Giordano’s, 5207 N. Clark (second floor)

Fun for all ages!

  • Suggested donation: $5 (includes pizza, salad, soft drink)
  • Non-members: $8

– Cash Bar –

Join ASNA or recruit a new member and get three free raffle tickets!

All proceeds go to (ASNA) The Andersonville South Neighborhood Association
(ASNA’s boundaries are Foster (N), Winnemac (S), Ravenswood (W) and Ashland (E).)

Questions/suggestions welcome!

Thanks to Chris Bayard, Frances Krueger-Jackson, Russ Leander, Donna Vernier, for getting this together. We could also use some volunteers to deliver the flier.

Posted in Events, Midwinter Beat-the-Blahs

ASNA Caroling Party – Dec 13

It’s almost time for this most wonderful ASNA tradition–caroling at the Bethany Retirement Home (corner of Ashland & Winnemac). The plan is to meet at Bethany at 5:30 and do a couple warm ups, before roaming the halls for an hour. Feel free to bring friends, kids. There’ll be a light dinner afterward at the home of Donna Vernie, 1632 W, Carrnen. Bring a plate of appetizers or sweets to share. Please call or send email to let Donna know you’re coming and what you might bring: or 773 251 9733. Merry, merry!

Posted in Caroling & Holiday Lights, Events

2015 Winners from the Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade & Costume Contest sponsored by the ASNA & the Bow Wow Lounge

This year’s Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade & Costume Contest managed to be fun and profitable despite Saturday’s downpour (the first in our 12 years). Although the numbers were down to about 20 dogs, the quality of the entries and the enthusiasm of the crowd remained high.


Grand Prize ($50):

  • Riley,a Wheaten terrier, and his owners John Olson and Maurice Valleyo, costumed as Sharknado

Special awards ($25)

Most Original – “Mad Chef Chasing Turkey” with Charles, a pug, dressed as a turkey being chased by his hatchet-wielding owner Rylie Tiemann

Scariest – Sundance, a border collie costumed as a zombie.  Owner: Lindsey Bonner

Best Homemade – Argo, a yellow lad, dressed as Bowser (Ninetendo).  Owner:  Cath Wiectokek

Funniest – “Beetlejuice and the Sand Worm” portrayed by Zimmie, a toy poodle, and Max, a Maltese.  Owners: Nicole Lam and Benita Sedillo.

Best Dog-Owner Combo – “The Original Three Ghostbusters” portrayed by Egan, a Chi-terrier mix, and his owners John & Gretchen Metzler.

Best Entry From Owner age 12 and under – Batman & The Bark Knight

(Sorry to say we can’t find the entry form. Please let us know if you can identify them.)


Please check out the photos from the event courtesy of Nicole Gotthelf.

Posted in Howl-O-Ween, News and Announcements

Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade & Costume Contest Set for Saturday, October 31

One of Andersonville’s most fun and popular events—the Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade & Costume Contest—is coming up Saturday, October 31. Registration opens at 12:30 p.m. The parade starts at 1:30 at the corner of Ravenswood and Winona.

Cash prizes, including a $50 Grand Prize will be awarded. Twenty-five dollars will be awarded for scariest, funniest, most original, best pet/owner costume combo, and best entry from owner age 12 and under. Chicago TV legend Ben Hollis (Wild Chicago, Ben Loves Chicago, Ben Around Town) will be emcee. Refreshments will be available.

There is a registration fee of $5 per dog, which includes three raffle tickets. No charge for humans. Onlookers welcome! Bring a chair and a friend.

Now in its 12th year, the event is sponsored by the Andersonville South Neighborhood Association (ASNA) and the BowWow Lounge, 5135 N. Ravenswood, with proceeds going fpr parkway beautification. For more info, see or call 773 989 4514.


Scenes from last year’s event:

ASNA Chicago Howl-oween 2014

Posted in Howl-O-Ween, News and Announcements

2015 Alley Sale [update]

[update] Share the color flyer with your social networks. Here is a list of
the 27 households that will participate in this weekend’s Alley Sale. [Alley Sale Color copy].


[update] Approximately 20 households have signed up for the alley sale on September 19 and 20. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to clear out some of your unwanted stuff and make a little money too. We are therefore extending the deadline for submitting a permit application. All applications must be submitted by this Sunday the 13th. On Monday morning Art Gregg will be taking the permit applications to the alderman’s office.

Saturday & Sunday, September 19 and 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Now’s the time to clean out the basement and attic and clean up on sales!

In previous years, the alley sale has drawn huge crowds of interested buyers. Your participation is key to continuing this great event.

How to participate

Application deadline: September 9 [ PDF of the application ]

Fee: $10 (to cover signage, advertising, etc.)

The City requires that a permit be displayed. A permit application form is on the reverse side. The Alderman also requires that participants provide a copy of a driver’s license or utility bill to verify current address. Fill out the form and return with payment address verification as indicated below. ASNA will collect and deliver applications to the Alderman’s office and provide copies of the permit to be displayed the day of the sale.

Application packets can be returned to either:

Art Gregg at 1711 Carmen, 773 398 3818,

Gary Forell, 5109 N Ravenswood, 773 989 4514,

Everyone is welcome to participate. Please spread the word! ASNA will soon provide an email and flyer for the public. Please share in your networks where possible.

ASNA’s boundaries are Ashland on the East, Ravenswood on the West, Foster on the North and Winnemac on the South.!

Posted in ASNA Alley Sale, Events

Celebration Time Is Here!!! Neighborhood Block Party

Saturday, July 25, 2 p.m. ‘til dusk

On Carmen from the alley (west of Ashland) to Ravenswood–Look for the canopy!

FREE to all residents & their families!

*ASNA’s boundaries are Ashland on the east, Ravenswood on the west, Winnemac on the south and Foster on the north.

Eat, Drink & Enjoy!

  • ASNA will provide: hamburgers and hot dogs, plates and utensils
  • You bring: a dish to share. We’d love to taste your specialty! Not sure
    what to bring? We suggest even number addresses bring salads or sides; odd numbers bring desserts.
  • Bring a table, chairs and games if you can!
  • BYO pop/favorite drink.

Beer provided by Metropolitan Brewery

Come Celebrate Our Great Neighborhood!

  • Mix & mingle with your neighbors
  • PLAY/BIKE/DANCE in the street
  • Enjoy yummy food
  • Games, fire engine & more

Music provided by The Lonesome Whippoorwills

Join or renew your ASNA membership and get 3 FREE raffle tickets! You’ll also be eligible for our Members-Only Grand Prize of $100. [Support ASNA]

Posted in Block Party, News and Announcements

ASNA Block Party 2015

It’s Only One Month Until Our Neighborhood’s Favorite Summer Event!

Saturday, July 25th

Games! Dancing! Raffle! Food! The Best Neighbors in Chicago! All Ages Fun!

Special Guests: ASNA’s Favorite Band: The Lonesome Whipporwills

It Can Only Happen With Your Help! To Volunteer, contact Linda Wallace at or Donna Vernier at

In need of coordinator and grill master!

Posted in Block Party, News and Announcements