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.
A lone gunman entered the Game Stop store, 6321 W. North Ave. the evening of July 16. After displaying a small handgun he demanded the clerk open the cash register. When the clerk gave up $100, the gunman then demanded another employee hand over three Playstation 2 computers from a display case. Total loss was $850. On Feb. 24 of this year the store was robbed of $245 by a man implying he had a gun.
Change has come to Morava Studios on east Harrison Street: Once a studio space for Peter Morava's stained glass work, Karen Morava has transformed the space into a "high-end boutique," sweeping her husband's workspace out of the retail area.
VMA VS. BLUE COLLARS, VMA VS. SELF: Twenty years ago, when Oak Park's Village Manager Association lost its first election in its then thirty-some years, licensed sociologist and past and future school, township, and village government office holder Galen Gockel voiced a trenchant opinion in the matter.