The Windmills' second trip to Cuba was just as spectacular, educational, humbling and invigorating as the first. Each of the 10 Windmills players and the coaches and the chaperones came away with their own special story--each person's heart was touched.
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.
On not a few chilly afternoons, I've been poking around in the dirt for the hopeful signs of daffodil shoots, and so the offering of "A Thousand Flowers" by Bella Voce at Grace Episcopal Church last Saturday (temperature 29 degrees) was a happy prospect.
The Monarch Ball, a gala black-tie fundraiser for Resurrection Health Care, which owns West Suburban Hospital, will be held on Saturday, March 5 at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Chairs of the ball are Oak Parkers Mary Lou and Martin J. Noll.
The Oak Park-River Forest Community Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Nineteenth Century Club celebrated Valentine's Day early on Feb. 7 with a lecture by Jeff Nigro, director of adult programs, museum education at the Art Institute of Chicago and a performance of Dante's New Life, by John Nygro accompanied by Joel Spears on lute.
Carolyn Newberry Schwartz must be re-elected to the District 97 board. How can one of seven board members make that much difference? The next school year will start with a new superintendent, a new assistant superintendent, and the other top administrators averaging less than two years in their current roles in District 97.
The school board elections are near and everyone, whether you have students in the schools or not, should look at the candidates running for school board closely. There are several candidates running, but residents should look at all aspects of the candidates.