OCTOBER 13th, Openlands TREE PLANTING DAY !We need volunteers to help plant trees on Wednesday, October 13th. The planting is scheduled from 9-1pm, although we are usually done early. This is our biennial project with Openlands, and we will add 13 more trees to the 100+ already planted in our community since 2013. We are hoping for at least 20 volunteers to help TreeKeepers with the digging, mulching and planting of trees in our parkways. TreeKeepers provide their expertise and experience, as volunteers work together putting the trees in the ground. Everyone that has helped in the past comes away with more knowledge about trees and a few more wonderful neighbor connections. This is the first year we have been assigned a weekday planting date, so if you can spare a few hours that morning, your help will be greatly appreciated! In order to sign up, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details will then be sent out to all volunteers. Thank you for your support! ... See MoreSee Less
Save the Date! LAPOINTE PARK REDEDICATION CEREMONY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24th, 1 pm Please join your neighbors at Arthur J. LaPointe Park as we thank the supporters of the park’s most recent renovation. It was three years ago that the RMIA solicited neighbors to form a committee and implement a new path forward for the park. Generous funds through neighbor donations as well as RMIA support made this possible. This is not Chicago Park District property, so over many decades we have taken on the task of managing and deciding what is best for this open space in our hood. It has become a wonderful gathering space as well as a native plant stopover on a pollinator pathway for birds and insects. A most welcome addition has been the new benches! We will recognize the families that adopted the benches and sundial to honor their loved ones who were longtime Manor residents. We will also speak to the history of this MWRD (Metropolitan Water Reclamation District) property as well as the NeighborSpace connection. We hope to see you there! Please RSVP to at bit.ly/LPD1024Also, if you would like to support the ongoing landscaping needs/upgrades for LaPointe Park, donations can still be made at www.gofundme.com/f/xhptc-lapointe-park-redesign. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
It's finally here! Get ready to hit the sidewalks and alleys of Ravenswood Manor for the RMIA Garage Sale on Sunday, September 12. The garage sale runs from 10am–4pm. Registered sellers are on the linked map.A few things to keep in mind:• Though the event is mostly outdoors, garages are considered indoor spaces. Please be prepared to follow the city's current mask mandate for anyone in your group ages 2 and up if you enter any garages. Even outdoors, consider masking up and be mindful of giving others space.• Traffic and parking are usually a challenge at this event. This year, the Lincoln Square German-American Fest will guarantee additional heavy traffic on Wilson Avenue. Encourage friends and family visiting from other areas to take public transit or ride-share if possible.• Sellers and buyers, consider looking into contact-free payment options. Zelle, Venmo, and PayPal are all commonly used and easy to set up. Bonus: you won't have to worry about having exact change! Sellers, all three services give you an option of displaying a custom QR code for easy and secure payment. ... See MoreSee Less
The Ravenswood Manor Improvement Association (RMIA) is a nonprofit neighborhood organization, whose purpose, based on its charter, is to promote the welfare of the community in respect to the maintenance and improvement of the physical appearance of the private and public property; the compliance with the laws as applicable to private and public property; the maintenance of facilities with respect to the safety, health and welfare of its residents.