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.
Woody Allen would like to be Ingmar Bergman, but he's really Buster Keaton. He's a tragedian, trapped in a comic's sensibility. No doubt he feels the situation is tragic, but every time he says that, audiences laugh.
The Chamber Orchestra of the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest started off their concert last Sunday not as the program indicated, but con brio just the same. Con brio means "with spirit," and the trombone quartet showed theirs in the opening piece by appearing in shorts and short-sleeved polos.
Frank Pinc has been looking through the lens of a camera for 40 years. Along with Josh Hawkins, Pinc takes the photos that appear on these pagesâ€"and in all WEDNESDAY JOURNAL publicationsâ€"each week.
On March 31, the Oak Park and River Forest Children's Chorus presented Latin Jazz Cafe 2005 in the ballroom at the Oak Park Arms Retirement Community. The afternoon began with Latin jazz dance lessons with Luis Perez, accompanied by a Latin jazz band, Havana.