It's no mystery why almost 70 mystery lovers packed Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore in Forest Park on a hot summer evening last week. Sara Paretsky was stopping in to promote Fire Sale, the 12th and latest book in her V. I. Warshawski series.
It's taken awhile, but it seems we've finally discovered our mussels. And no, that's not a misprint, folks. I'm certainly not about to write an article about biceps, no matter how interesting that subject might be to some readers. I'm talking about shellfish, and in particular, those shiny, blue-black mollusks that thrive in such huge quantities all along our Atlantic coast. If you haven't tried them yet, it's time for some adventure.
School's out for summer, so camp is in. A necessity for working parents, or just a way to get kids away from video games and out the door, camps of every variety now are in session across Oak Park and River Forest.
In a few of the many activities that enchanted kids at the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince book release party in Oak Park last Friday, Brian Nebolsky tries to influence the Mills Park Quidditch players by casting a spell; Marina Atkin signals her readiness for the Hermione portion, while Noah Segal waits for his chance to be the best Harry Potter during a costume contest.
Mad Hot Ballroom is enjoying great word-of-mouth, what filmmakers value even more than rave reviews from critics?#34;or, in some cases, instead of rave reviews from critics. As it happens, this gentle documentary is generating both.
You're just getting ready to leave work and suddenly you're gripped with the awful realization that there's nothing to feed your family. But instead of the usual pizza, fast food or frozen dinner solution, imagine a meal of fusion salmon or honey coriander chicken with spicy peanut sauce waiting at home. And all you have to do is to combine the ingredients and pop dinner in the oven.
Marcia and Lee Horowitz are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nina Elizabeth Horowitz to Matthew Thomas Walters, son of Roger and Mary Walters of Oak Park. The bride-to-be graduated from Northwestern University and the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.
• In the mid-19th century, the area that would become River Forest was thickly wooded and very dark at night. The early settlers carried lanterns if they went calling on one another. The wide-open prairies in the east central section were ideal for farming and grazing.