Bobbie Raymond, an Oak Parker always up for a cause, is making a last minute effort to save decorative tiles in the swimming pool area at Oak Park and River Forest High School. Two pools are set for major renovation this spring and summer.
Raymond is among other things an artist who once sketched the pool area for note cards sold by the school's alumni association. Now she wants the school and the alumni association to help find a way to remove some 200 Arts and Crafts tiles from the original 1927 installation. She's hoping someone in the community will know how best to remove the tiles so they can later be used in another way at the school. Raymond said Jack Lanenga, assistant superintendent for operations, would welcome calls from anyone who might be of help.
Peanut joke a 'Monster' issue
One Oak Park mom with a son who has a peanut allergy is trying to stir up a boycott of the new movie "Monster-In-Law." The poorly reviewed but fairly popular flick features a scene in which mother-in-law Jane Fonda tries to poison daughter-in-law Jennifer Lopez by putting peanuts in her soup.
"I shudder to think of Nick's classmates doing a copycat stunt like this," wrote Diane (Zimmer) Fascione in an e-mail to friends.
League honors Journal's Fields
Jeanette Fields has been writing about architecture and Frank Lloyd Wright for nearly all of WEDNESDAY JOURNAL's 25 years. Now the League of Women Voters of Oak Park & River Forest is honoring Fields next week with its 2005 Hazel Hanson Award. The award is given to a League member "who has had a positive effect on the community as a whole."
Fields is one of great experts on Wright and Chicago architecture overall. A past executive director of the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Fields was active in saving Wright's Home and Studio and his Glessner House in Chicago.
? Last week, we incorrectly reported that Ed Woznica was the first ever Oak Parker to win the award of Presidential Scholar. Some proud parents informed us last week that their daughter and OPRF grad, Laura Dixon Ingram, received the award in 1994.
? In a sidebar to Stan West's column last week, we incorrectly spelled a Holmes student's last name. The correct spelling is Eboni Rowe. We regret the error.
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