It continues to amaze me that I can see myself more clearly by looking through the lens of another culture than I can by observing myself in a mirror. We may be the most powerful nation on earth, but that doesn’t mean we are the wisest or the happiest.
Thirteen members of the Fenwick senior class have been recognized as Semi-Finalists in this year's National Merit Scholarship Program, scoring in the top one-half of one percent on last year's PSAT examination.
Oak Park and River Forest High School is proud to announce that 21 of its students have placed as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists in the 2011-12 program. In addition, one student has earned the distinction of being named a National Achievement Scholarship semifinalist, and three students earned National Hispanic Recognition Program honors – two as scholars, and one honorable mention.
Lights, camera, and ... crash that kitchen. Last week Oak Parker Mark Meagher, who owns Ultimate Design & Builders, a home remodeling company based in Oak Park, stepped in front of the cameras for the filming of Kitchen Crashers.
As part of an effort to bring more attention to businesses along South Oak Park Avenue near the expressway, the Southtown Business District hosted a Family Fun Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1. There was a strong turnout for the travel-themed event as businesses hosted activities including face painting, giveaways and bank vault tours.