Thrive Counseling Center honored Tony and Chatka Ruggiero – two of Oak Park River Forest's most dedicated community leaders – at the annual Thrive Spring Benefit on Saturday, May 52012. The Oak Park Country Club was filled with guests showing their support for the deserving couple, while also supporting mental health services in our community.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust was one of the cultural institutions in Chicago chosen for official NATO delegations to visit. On Sunday, May 20, spouses of NATO ambassadors and foreign ministers from around the world were treated to an in-depth tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Home and Studio in Oak Park. Celeste Adams, president and CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.
Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest is pleased to announce that Kidz Express is the recipient of Community Bank's Champion Grant. The purpose of the Champion Grant is to assist organizations in providing community outreach programs for low or moderate income individuals.
Local artists have been working on re-creating 20 vintage windows from RK Management buildings' for a display at 229 Harrison during the What's Blooming Festival. The artists received minimal direction about how to approach the project — just to create a work of art using a vintage window recycled from an RK Management building. "Apply your creative and artistic vision to an individual window."
MacDowell Artists Association held its annual scholarship auditions for local high school seniors who plan to continue their study of music in college. The auditions were held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Oak Park on Saturday, May 5.
This year there were two winners, both from Oak Park: Marina Vulinovic, piano and Sarah Coffman, soprano.
Tabitha Watson, will graduate from Boston University on May 20th, 2012. She is a 2008 honors graduate of Oak Park River Forest High School where she played violin in the orchestra, and participated in the Spoken Word Poetry Program. Tabitha will graduate with dual degrees in Political Science and Journalism, with a minor in Spanish.