Oak Park, Illinois. In the hometown of such artistic greats as Ernest Hemmingway and Frank Lloyd Wright, one Arts District strives to connect local youth with its tight-knit community of professional artists. The Oak Park Arts District (OPAD) Summer Arts Camp is going into its fifth year.
Following in the footsteps of a Houston hospital that live tweeted a brain surgery, Vanguard West Suburban Medical Center is live tweeting a hernia surgery. Patient Sebastian will have two surgeries which will last ninety minutes and walk away without any scars. Follow their updates on Twitter at @WestSuburbanMC.
Third Unitarian Church will hold its 38th Annual Scholarship Award ceremony on Sunday, June 10th, 11am. Fourteen Austin-community high school seniors headed for college will each receive $1,000 scholarships.
As business leaders and involved citizens in the Oak Park area, Allstate exclusive agency owners Sheila Stennis of the Sheila Stennis Agency and Gary Longstein of Oak Park Insurance have been designated Allstate Premier Service Agents for 2012. Bestowed upon less than one-third of Allstate's nearly 12,000 agency owners across the country, this designation is being presented to Allstate agents Sheila Stennis and Gary Longstein for their commitment to putting the customer at the center of their agencies' work.
River Forest Boy Scout Troop 66 hosted a Court of Honor ceremony at Grace Lutheran Church to recognize the achievements of three troop members who have achieved the rank of eagle scout. In addition to successfully earning a series of at least 21 boy scout merit badges since the fifth grade, each scout demonstrated his lifelong commitment to community service through completion of an eagle project.
Parenthesis Family Center would like to express our deep appreciation to all the individuals, local businesses, and sponsors that helped make our 27th Annual Kitchen Walk a huge success. We are especially grateful to the 10 homeowners who opened up their kitchens to over 700 visitors on a very busy spring weekend. This event could not happen without the 70 volunteers who worked as house coordinators and hosts.