A dog seldom walks the Earth beyond a decade and a half, and every dog owner knows it. That might explain why we dog owners cling to them, and to each other. Gathering at parks with other dogs and their owners gives us the chance to cherish our best friends, and make some new human ones as well.
There is treasure to be found in Oak Park at 605 Lake St. Since 1983, MOMENTA, Oak Park's premier performing dance troupe, has been presenting high quality dance concerts each spring and fall. Their current spring concert, "New Dances?#34;A Second Generation" is no exception?#34;an evening of fresh, committed dancers presenting powerful works with strength, humor, and talent.
Quincy Hughes is a jack of many trades. She's a nurse, multimedia artist, jewelry maker, mother of five, art teacher. But she's an expertâ€"perhaps the world's foremost expertâ€"in one particular substance.
I have a dear, distant friend I've never met. Her name is Sylvia and she lives in Ottawa, Canada. Mark David, her son, and his beautiful wife Jacquitta, are two of my closest and dearest friends who (I'm happy to say) are never ill at ease when it comes to cooking for a chef.
The Village of River Forest was incorporated on Oct. 24, 1880, which makes this the 125th anniversary year. Milestone birthdays are always a good excuse for a look back, and it turns out there's plenty to see.
For the last quarter century, major classical music stars have been making the rare trip to River Forest, to perform at Dominican University's annual Trustee Benefit Concert. This Sunday at Dominican's Lund Auditorium, two renowned opera singers, mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade and bass Samuel Ramey, will appear together for the first time in the Midwest.