Heifer Project through bake sales and other hard work. As a result, animals will be donated to families throughout the world, for whom farming will supply needed food and cash. The Euclid children provided a heifer, goat, sheep and pig, two tree seedlings, two bee hives, six rabbits and two starter flocks of chickens or geese.
I have a few problems with Walter and Marguerite Bloch. For starters, there's not enough time in the dayâ€"or at least, during a two-hour interviewâ€"to discuss all of the Blochs' interests and accomplishments.
As they do every April, Oak Park and River Forest High School is holding the best student artwork of the year exhibit. Generally very impressive, the highlight this year is the work of Sarah Abarbanel. What's striking about her work is that each piece is unique and successful in its own right.
The four-character play at Circle Theatre, The Shape of Things, by Neil LaBute, is Pygmalion in reverse. It's about a powerful young woman who changes an awkward, insecure nerd into a good-looking hunk.
I couldn't be more surprised. Every year, for as long as I can remember, cravings for such harbingers of spring as asparagus and Vidalia onions emerge and seem to dominate my every thought at almost every meal.
Susan Keill of Morristown, N.J. and Franklin McClelland of Chicago were married on Aug. 28 at Waterloo Village in Stanhope, N.J. A 1993 graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School, the groom is the son of Molly and Geoffrey McClelland of River Forest.
On Feb. 12, Hephzibah Children's Association held its annual fundraiser, the Heart of Gold Ball, at Chicago's Soldier Field. The event honors those who strive to make a profound difference by helping Hephzibah build futures for the children the agency counsels, teaches, cares for and loves, and celebrates the resilience of the children who are making it.
Today many of us are justly proud of our entertainment systems, our huge plasma screen TVs and our vast collections of DVDs. This, of course, is not a new tradition. Showing off one's own home media actually goes back over a hundred years.
PrivateBank goes public on Neilson David C. Neilson of River Forest has been named managing director of the new Gold Coast office of The PrivateBank and Trust Company, Chicago, a unit of PrivateBancorp Inc.