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AUGUST: Dip a tiny toe into the lake. A shady nap at Montrose Harbor? A stroll down by Oak Street Beach? A full-fledged Chicagoan touches Lake Michigan at least once a summer. SEPTEMBER: Party at a street fest. Sure, you haven’t quite acquired the taste for deep-fried Twinkies (yet), but learning to support a local ‘hood (and dancing in the street) should start early.

Sophie Poeppelmeier, 1, of Chicago. Photo by Thomas Kubik

OCTOBER: Go apple picking. Chicago babies learn early that autumn is prime “apple everything” weather, and it’s an unwritten law that Chicago parents need at least one photo of their baby sitting in an orchard. (Overalls optional, but highly encouraged.) CO N T I N U E D O N PAG E 2 7


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