Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest welcomed Abdel Barry, a visitor from Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa, on Friday, August 3rd. Bernard Headly II met with Abdel (age 15) and gave him a tour of the bank, including a look at the large vault. Abdel is visiting Oak Park & Chicago for three weeks to learn about American culture.
District 97 is seeking dedicated individuals from the community who are interested in taking an active role in shaping the future of our schools by applying to serve in a voluntary capacity on our Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC).
Jacob Weindling, a 16-year-old Oak Park resident, like most people his age accesses much of his news and entertainment online. Recently, a comment Jacob posted on the Phillip Defranco Show, a YouTube broadcast, was selected to receive a prize. But here was the catch; he could choose to receive $500 for himself, or $1,000 to be donated to a charity of his choice.
The Council of Development Finance Agencies recently announced Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) as the winner of the 2012 CDFA Excellence in Tax Increment Finance Award for the corporation's work on the Berwyn Gateway Plaza, a six-retailer urban infill redevelopment project at the intersection of Cermak Road and Harlem Avenue in Berwyn.
The Summer Celebration for the Oak Park Festival Theatre is happening on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. It will include performances by Oona Tramps (vaudeville inspired shorts), Festival Theatre's Artistic Director Jack Hickey and BOYGIRLBOYGIRL (brilliant writer/performers most of whom are former Neo Futurists).
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"The Fabulous Dr. Tweedy," a 1940s radio show, starring Frank Morgan, will be recreated (live stage radio reading), along with another old time radio gem, "Easy Aces," Tuesday, July 31st 7PM at the Chicago Cultural Center (Michigan & Randolph), Claudia Cassidy Theater.
The Mustang team, Hole in the Wall, with head coaches TJ Nolan and Art Pedraza, won 1st place. They were undefeated during the playoffs and were in 2nd place during the regular season, with 14 games won and 2 games lost.