When planners remade the recently re-opened Scoville Park, they replaced the concrete pad surrounding the Peace Triumphant monument at the park's crest with gravel, the better to keep skateboarders from jumping off the statue's stairs.
With construction continuing at Ridgeland Common, local dog lovers are about to lose another pup amenity as the so-called Dog Park Plus will be closing Aug. 4. The permanent dog park at Ridgeland Common has already closed though it will reopen in spring 2014 when construction is complete at the complex.
Add free outdoor WiFi to the list of amenities that debuted at the new and improved Scoville Park in June. Complementing park renovations, including new tennis courts, a playground, a new plaza around the World War I monument, aesthetic landscaping and other upgrades, Scoville Park visitors can also enjoy wireless access to the Internet virtually anywhere in the park.
When planning their fairy tale wedding, most women envision a beautiful church ceremony filled with family, friends, flowers, merriment and music. Ann Joyner opted for a different marital route, literally, when she tied the knot with Ray Greeley on June 3 in Oak Park.
Nate Prescott, Mark Jirik and Abby Prescott are in most ways your typical mid-20s young adults. The Oak Park natives, who all graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School and Big Ten universities, have already briefly dipped their toes into the work force.
While the Fenwick boys water polo team claimed the only state championship this spring among our local teams, several squads provided plenty of special memories. Here's a review of the top performances.