Blog Archives: 2011

August


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    Aug 2011

    The Dock Is Hot With Chef Aaron: Cajun Chicken

    Batter for 4 Boneless / Skinless Breasts1/3 C. Parmesan Cheese1/3 C. Whole Wheat Flour1/3 C. Bread Crumbs2 tsp. Cajun Seasoning1 tbls. Pepper1 tbls. Adobo Seasoning1 tbls. Garlic SaltTrim fat and clean chicken breasts, then pound chicken breast to an even thickness.Put 1...
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    Aug 2011

    Workboat Magazine Rides with Captain Ben

    On Aug. 4, WorkBoat Editor in Chief David Krapf joined Capt. Ben Hirsch of Chicago’s First Lady Cruises in the wheelhouse of the company’s new steel tour boat — the $3.5 million Chicago’s Leading Lady — during an architecture tour ...
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    Aug 2011

    WorkBoat Magazine’s 3 Questions with Bob Agra

    WorkBoat Editor in Chief David Krapf recently spoke with Bob Agra, co-owner of Chicago-based tour boat operator Chicago’s First Lady, about this summer’s passenger vessel season, the company’s new $3.5 million retro-looking steel tour boat, and making the decis...
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    11
    Aug 2011

    Sun-Times Features CAF Docents

    We recently met Don Wiberg as one of the latest contributors to our “Behind the Mic” series. Now, he and his wife Joyce (also a Chicago Architecture Foundation River Docent) were featured in a recent article from the SouthTown Star. The...
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    Aug 2011

    Off The Beaten Path: The Rookery

    When you take the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Tour you see so many amazing buildings. That being said, there are some gems tucked away, blocked from the river’s view. As unfortunate as that is, I’ve got your back. We ...
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    Aug 2011

    Behind the Mic with Don Wiberg

    Mr. Wiberg recently celebrated 52 years of “happily married life” with his wife Joyce (also a Chicago Architecture Foundation River Docent). A retired teacher, Don also worked as a performer. As one time International President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, he ...
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July


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    Jul 2011

    Coverboy Swag

    Men of Mercury Models, Gabe and Jamie, made a full page spread in this month’s Key Magazine. Jamie opted for an evocative, laid back posture and playful expression - how does he make it look so effortless? Gabe contrasted w...
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    Jul 2011

    Behind The Mic - Barry Aldridge

    Barry is not only an architectural fanatic - he’s also an expert, receiving his Master’s in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 93’. He calls the Lakeview neighborhood home and has been a Chicago resident for over ...
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    Jul 2011

    Behind the Mic - Dick Clark

    “I grew up on the south side of Chicago in the South Shore neighborhood and went to high school in a building that predates the Chicago Fire.” “I was a trial lawyer and retired a few years ago.  Trust...
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June


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    Jun 2011

    Behind the Mic - Wayne Galasek

    Wayne Galacek is a first generation American, born and raised in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park. As an avid musician, Wayne plays the bassoon, clarinet and piano – he has a double major from Bradley University in Business and Music, o...
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    Jun 2011

    See Us on 190 North - July 10th

    Anyone who knows me know that I LOVE American Girl Dolls! so you can imagine how excited I was to learn that we’ve partnered with the toy giant to offer an amazing cruise event.On select dates you can b...
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    Jun 2011

    Behind the Mic - Steve Gersten

    Meet Steve Gersten, a retired commodity trader who worked at the Merc and Board of Trade for 35 years. He has a long time wife and two daughters who both reside in Brooklyn, New York. Steve is an interesting guy and...
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    Jun 2011

    Behind the Mic: Patricia Grund

    Patricia is a lifelong Chicago resident. She lives in Arlington Heights, has seven grandchildren and has been married to the same man since she was 20 years old. She’s a retired Registered Nurse with an MBA from DePaul University.Here s...
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    Jun 2011

    Behind The Mic: Jim Bartholomew

    Our “Behind the Mic” segment introduces you to our Chicago Architecture Foundation Docents, volunteers who provide the commentary on our river tour. In our first installment we proudly present retired teacher Jim Bartholomew - follow him athttp://www.jbwordsmith.blogspot.com...
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    Jun 2011

    Today’s Grand Prize - A Free Cruise

    Hundreds of couples lined up today for Civil Union licenses at City Hall. We want to congratulate Allen and Jeff who won the grand prize of a free party cruise on us at today’s event. The city is hosting a...
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May


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    May 2011

    Make a ‘Lady’ Friend

    For every Twitter follower we have, Justin Bieber has 17,800. For every Facebook friend we have Rihanna has 129,000. Clearly we have a lot to learn about social media – Lady Gaga what is your secret!?We love Chicago’s architecture. We’re exper...
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