Fenwick High School is the state champion once again after placing first and second in the TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) Competition that was held at the Illinois Institute of Technology on March 8, 2013. This marks the 20th title in science competitions the school has captured under head coach Ramzi Farran, including 13 in this event.
Popular Oak Park teen fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson and filmmaker Jonah Ansell (also from Oak Park, now based in LA) will be at the MCA Tuesday, April 23 for the screening of their new animated short film and the official release of the companion graphic novel.
Ariella Kahan-Harth, a seventh grader at Brooks Middle School, in Oak Park is collecting new and gently used children's books that will be donated to Edward K. Ellington School in Austin, where the majority of students are reading below grade-level. The book drive runs from April 7 through April 27.
Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry today announced it has been selected to receive a $3,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Foundation, the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants Inc.
Parenthesis Family Center will be hosting its 28th Annual Kitchen Walk on Saturday April 27th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Over 800 participants are expected to tour 10 newly-remodeled Oak Park and River Forest kitchens, selected for their innovative and highly functional designs by a committee of esteemed architects and design professionals.
The temporary detour on Ridgeland Avenue at Lake Street and South Boulevard may extend through much of next week due to the weather that has delayed the first phase of a project to replace an aging water main under Ridgeland Common.
Due to the popularity of "Chasing Ice" during the One Earth Film Festival, Green Community Connections has arranged for a return engagement! "Chasing Ice" follows the acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog through his astounding journey to document the shocking rate at which our planet's glaciers and ice caps are disappearing.
After serving more than 4,000 clients since 2005, Walk-In Ministry is taking a big stride forward, focusing its mission and renaming the non-profit organization as Prevail, which reflects its positive influence in helping area residents facing financial hardship on a path to stability.