The U.S. Environmental Protection agency has named Oak Park a Green Power Community of the Year for its electricity aggregation program that purchases power and credits from 100-percent green sources like wind and solar. Oak Park was among 24 organizations to be honored by the USEPA with Green Power Leadership Awards for advancing the national renewal electricity market.
Sun., Sept. 30 is the deadline for Oak Parkers who have taken the community's first annual summer outdoor sculpture walk to vote on their favorite work via an online survey. The Public Art Advisory Commission, which organized the walk, is considering recommending that the Village Board purchase one of the walk's 12 pieces for permanent display in the community.
Oak Park and River Forest High School senior Natalie Richardson has been named one of five students chosen nationally as a Student Poet Laureate by The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, as part of its Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. She received the honor yesterday at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
OPRF English teacher Octavius Bellamy won a bronze medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2012 Veterans World Championships Thursday, being held in Budapest, Hungary. He went 3-1, wrestling all four matches in one day.
Enjoy live music, in-store discounts, free samples of delicious homemade donuts, and so much more at CarefulPeach Boutique's "Oak Parklandia: It's All About Local", taking place this Saturday in Downtown Oak Park.