Ascension students are contributing money during Lent to build a religious education center/library in Sung-an, the Philippines, hometown of parish secretary Rose Daylo Hegarty, at left. Above is the architect's drawing of the one-room building.
I have it on good authority that one of the items our soldiers overseas most often request in their care packages from home is beef jerky. This information comes from an unimpeachable source, namely my daughter Anna, whose boyfriend, Shaun, is bravely serving our country as an Army sergeant in far away Afghanistan. So I've been busy lately. Making beef jerky.
The medical staff of RUSH Oak Park Hospital held its annual Physician Gala Feb. 12 at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. The evening's theme was Oscar Night. Austin Powers, Lucille Ball, and Marilyn Monroe impersonators mingled with the guests. Musical entertainment was provided by Lynn Jordan and the Shivers. The event raised nearly $45,000 for the purchase of critical care equipment for the hospital.
Entering Danza Viva's brightly lit storefront at 46 Lake St., I joined a growing crowd of friends and fans, a diverse audience, which is appropriate for a venue that emphasizes world dance. Gauzy pink and magenta cloth was draped across the track lighting and framed the mirrored walls.
The Oak Park Library Art Gallery is featuring a three person exhibit by a family of artists: mother Dzvinka Stifel and daughters Nina Ulana and Tatiana Weinstein. As a show, it perhaps doesn't quite hold together, because the three bodies of work have so little in common. Ulana is exhibiting abstracts; Weinstein, portraits and Stifel, landscapes. Taken separately, though, each artist has contributed beautiful work.