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Rockwell Station by Karl Raak

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based on a photograph by Tony Gagliardi

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August Calendar

4 Monday, 7:00 p.m. Horner Park Advisory Council. Horner Park Fieldhouse, Montrose & California
5 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. GRO Meeting. Luther Memorial Church, Campbell & Wilson
13 Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Gross Park Advisory Council. Lawrence & Washtenaw
16/17 Saturday/Sunday Air & Water Show
19 Tuesday, 7:00 Beat 1911 Meeting, Kindred Hospital, Montrose & Rockwell
23 Saturday, GRO Street Party 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


President: Patti Huetteman
First Vice President: Emily Carruthers
Vice President
Second Vice President: Meryl Williams
Second Vice President
Secretary: Bea Tersch
Treasurer: Tracey Bartholomew

GRO Updates

Annual GRO Summer Party

It's that time of year again!!! Saturday, August 23 is the date for the Annual GRO Neighborhood Party. Come on out & meet your neighbors - 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Leland Ave. between Rockwell & Campbell. GRO provides the hamburgers, hotdogs, sweetcorn & fixings. You may bring a side dish to share (though not mandatory) Entertainment? You bet!!! Games, raffle prizes.
3:30 - Musical guests Mulligan Stew
6 p.m. take a whack at the pinata
7 p.m. Raffle. There'll be a lot of great prizes from gift certificates at local restauraunts to board games from noted game developer David L Hoyt.

Summer Concerts

There will be summer concerts in Giddings Plaza every Thursday night in August, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

We're off to see the Wizard!!!

At Horner Park that is. The popular "Movies in the Park" series will be screening that perrenial favoritec "The Wizard of Oz" on Saturday, August 30, 8:00 p.m., 2741 N. Montrose.

Rockwell History Posted

Mark Dawson has kindly contributed the Greater Rockwell history he researched and wrote for the Ravenswood-Lake View Historical Association. This document is chock-full of interesting facts, reminiscences, and information about our neighborhood and surroundings.

Welcome to the neighborhood!

Greater Rockwell Organization (GRO) is committed to engage in activities that will promote civic pride and community welfare. The low-cost Membership is an excellent way to engage in your community.

From Wilson to Lawrence and Western to Virginia (at the river), you will see the elegance of Greater Rockwell Organization’s award-winning corner gardens.

The monthly GRO newsletter with a circulation of 1,500 reaches our community, as well as commuters at the Rockwell Brown Line station.

You have a more beautiful neighborhood due to the ongoing efforts of our graffiti removal program – and neighbors who join in the clean and green weekends.

Annual events such as the summer block party and the winter potluck dinner are a great way to share in our community spirit.

By signing up for GROnews (at the left, under Rockwell Station), you can join hundreds of neighbors who receive emails about local events, meeting reminders and important community alerts.

Whether you’re concerned about property taxes; public transportation; safer streets; a cleaner, greener neighborhood; a vital business district; or simply a place to say hi to your neighbors – GRO has something for you.

When we meet

Greater Rockwell Organization meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm. Meetings are held at Luther Memorial Church at the corner of Campbell and Wilson. Enter through the red doors (to the left of the main doors) on Wilson. You will find the buzzer up and to the right.


The goals of GRO are met through our community volunteers. Follow the links to web pages describing each committee's doings and how to contact the members if you're interested in getting involved. Please give the idea some serious thought – we welcome your participation at any level, and any amount of time you care to give.

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Greening Membership  
Urban Development Public Safety
Fundraising & Special Events  


Greater Rockwell Mural by Karl Raak