Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Today September 21st, 2012 we will be starting to go out and interview more people. We will be going out interviewing more people and posting what they said. Reviewing their stores and more. So check back later to see our reviews on the stores in Hyde Park.
Friday, August 17, 2012
The campers have been working on a movie all summer. Our friends at Music Works came by once a week to help us shoot this film. The youth wrote their own scripts, designed their own costumes and assembled their own props as well. Each week they worked diligently on their project; I must say I was very proud of their professionalism, work-ethic, and teamwork mentality! Since today is our last day of summer camp, we thought it would be the perfect time to premiere our feature film, "The Candy Bar Killer"! We hope you enjoy it!
*NOTE: Unfortunately we had some technical difficulties uploading our video. The link below is only 1/2 of our entire production. Please feel free to watch the first half at the link below until our movie is uploaded in its entirety.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Yesterday we went fishing at a lagoon behind the Museum of Science and Industry. All of the teen group went fishing together, and I fished with Shirah. Fishing at the lagoon was fun, although not many fish were out that day. To catch a good fish you should have proper items like bait(wax worms), a fishing pole with a hook,and a place to fish. A good way to fish is to cast your line and wait until you can't see the bead at the end of your line. The key is to be patient, or you wont catch anything. The last thing to remember is to have fun!
-Natalie, 7th grade
-Natalie, 7th grade
Friday, July 20, 2012
Yesterday the Club took a trip to the Money Museum at Chicago's Federal Reserve Bank, and we made a stop at the Marina City Rooftop. The money Museum was an amazing experience. We even got to take a picture with a million dollars (see the picture above)!!!!!! We also learned how to manage money. Going to the city rooftop was a mind blowing experience, see the picture of us all jumping for joy.
-Kenny, 7th grade
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Yesterday we went on a pizza tour with Chicago Pizza Tours!
We took the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club bus to a pizza place called Pizano's near Millenium Park That is where our journey began. At Pizano's we met our tour guide. He told us how the owner of Pizano's father brought pizza to Chicago. After he explained that to us he told us about the three pizza places we were going to visit. Once he finished with that we just hung out until our pizza arrived. When the pizza finally arrived our faces lit up! There were three kinds of pizza and they were pepperoni, deep dish sausage and the bar special. Every one had at least two pieces of pizza. After everyone was finished the guide told us how the owner of Pizano's father once delivered pizza to the former President of the United States, Bill Clinton.
Then we took the HPNC bus to another pizza place called CoalFire. When we were all settled in at CoalFire our guide showed us what they cooked the pizza in. It was cooked in a stone oven that reached 1300 degrees. Then we had some of their Margarita pizza. It was named Margarita after the former Queen of Italy, who tried peasant pizza and the pizza was named that in her honor. A Margarita pizza is a pizza with a tomato and a basil leaf on top of the pizza.
After that was finished we rode the HPNC bus to another pizza place called Gino's East. Gino's East was founded by two taxi drivers. The only problem was they didn't know how to make pizza. So they offered the head chef at Uno's a job and she accepted it and brought her sister and cousins with her. She didn't like how hard the crust of deep dish pizza was, so she added corn meal to the recipe. What that did was make the outside of the crust hard and the inside soft.
In the 60's people would wait in line for an hour to get a table so in the mean time they wrote on the walls. Instead of banning it, Gino's East embraced it, and made it a tradition. So what we did was write Hyde park Neighborhood Club and all the rest of the campers write their names around it. When the pizzas arrived there were two choices: pepperoni or spinach. Most of the people chose pepperoni. After we all finished our food we took a group picture. Then we took the guide home and came back to HPNC.
-Nathan, 7th grade
Thursday, July 5, 2012
On Tuesday we did a cooking project to celebrate the 4th of July. I made some strawberries that were dipped in white chocolate. We sprinkled them with blue sprinkles and when we were done they were red white and blue. We followed a recipe to make the strawberries. We also made a drink that was supposed to be red, white, and blue. There was an extra addition added on accident so the drink turned purple. Then we made a firework hot dog on a stick with red white, and blue ribbons on them. I tasted a hot dog and it was good. I like cooking with people because its easier when you have help.
-Riane, 7th grade