Parenthesis Parent Child Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and its primary fundraiserâ€"the Annual Kitchen Walkâ€"has been around almost as long. This Saturday, April 30, the 20th kitchen walk will give the curious a chance to see 10 of the newest and trendiest kitchens in Oak Park and River Forest.
School's out for the day, but a large, boisterous bunch of kids are packed into a third-floor classroom at Oak Park and River Forest High School. If teenage energy could move concrete, the walls would be pulsing. It feels like chaos to adult eyes, but there's real work happening here.
Alex Smiley has a sort of worldly wisdom that goes beyond his 20 years. Maybe it comes from growing up the youngest in a family of five children in River Forest (his oldest sibling is 40), and having the opportunity to travel to places like Israel, Egypt, Alaska and Europe from the time he was little.
It was the best of both worlds?#34;being a couch potato at a live performance. Oak Park and River Forest High School's Orchesis' Spring 2005 Dance concert dialed up a TV guide offering of dances inspired by television shows.
Heifer Project through bake sales and other hard work. As a result, animals will be donated to families throughout the world, for whom farming will supply needed food and cash. The Euclid children provided a heifer, goat, sheep and pig, two tree seedlings, two bee hives, six rabbits and two starter flocks of chickens or geese.
With most of the attention up until now focused on the $20 million cost of constructing a new public works center for Oak Park, a committee of current and future Oak Park trustees heard last week that an additional $4-5 million will be needed for environmental remediation and relocation of utilities at the South Boulevard site.
Quelling speculation he might want to be considered for the open trustee seat on the Oak Park village board, Mas Takiguchi last week took himself out of the running. He was defeated for a trustee post in early April while running on the VMA slate.