A nice man is moving on to a new role in life: Retirement, as a doting grandfather of two. Dino Dini, 66, owner of Dini's Barber Shop, 425 N. Marion St. (near Chicago Avenue), finally puts the clippers away after 40 years of cutting, combing, wheeling the chair around and handing over the mirror to newly shorn customers.
The tall, spreading Catalpa tree in Peter and Barb Haack's front yard doesn't look like it spent some six hours burning through the early hours of last Saturday. You have to look closely to discern the black charring at the base of the tree. Then you notice the circular marks where several smaller limbs were cut off by fire fighters.
Three veteran River Forest police officers who claim they were passed over for notable promotions based on age and sex discrimination have been given the opportunity to have their case heard in federal court.
All right, everybody out of the pool! Summer's over; time to stop having fun. You know that the pools actually stay open through Labor Day, of course. But it would be in poor taste to continue splashing around with the same reckless abandon you've been exhibiting all summer.
From the first possession on Saturday, it was clear that the OPRF football team had worked hard over the summer in preparation for this year. The Huskies came out of the gate strong and moved the ball down the field with efficiency, eventually racking up a 42-12 season opening slaughter of Larkin.
John Kasik put Oak Park and River Forest volleyball on the map, but he won't tell you that. Instead, he tosses more credit around than MasterCard. He throws out names like Dan Schultz, Nate Werner, Lea Keovanpheng, Tom Trantow, Ben White, Chris Walstra, Sean O'Malley?the names go on and on.
Congrats to the Oak Park Cycling Club and the Oak Park Visitors Center on a successful first ever Wright Ride in Oak Park and environs on August 21. It was a beautiful day. Approximately four hundred riders participated. The most popular course was the 25-mile route, but I saw many riders heading out to Waterfall Glen on the 62-mile option.