For me, it was Myra Koehler. And I wondered when I took my older son's hand in mine for that walk on the first day of first grade?#34;and again, when my younger son and I took that same walk three years later: Who would be their Myra Koehler?
The village government spent years buying up prime real estate in downtown Oak Park without a grand plan to do anything with it. This was intended to give government the time and opportunity to some day spur just the right sort of development Oak Parkers would like to see along Lake Street and Westgate from Harlem to Marion.
There's a wonderful scene in the 1972 movie Cabaret, set in Berlin in 1931. Starring Liza Minnelli as Sally Bowles, Joel Grey as Emcee, Michael York as Brian Roberts, and Helmut Grien as Maximilian Von Heune. The scene is midway through the movie and takes place in a beer garden with Brian and Max.
Smoke this.... Poor Phil's won't allow smoking. Big deal. Bill and I have been enjoying the smoke-free atmosphere at Hemmingway's Bistro in the Write Inn since it opened two years ago. No fanfare, no hype?#34;just a thoughtful decision made by Chef/Owner Christopher Ala to enhance the fine dining experience of his guests!
Kudos to Bill Dwyer for his excellent coverage of the two Mideast-related walks on May 15 ("Walks tout varied Mideast views," May 18). I was at both events and consider his story a fair and accurate summary of what happened at each.
As April and "National Minority Health Month" has come to an end, we should reflect upon what minority health means, and, more importantly, why there is a National Minority Health Month in the first place.