There seems to be an unwritten pledge in Oak Park that brings many of us to this community for a single purpose. We choose to raise our children here because we want to be a part of an exciting and wonderful village that works, plays, lives and loves together as one human race.
CALL ME...It's sooooo 2004 to complain about cell phone conversations in public. But we can talk about it, can't we? Yes: Caribou customer's phone rings loudly, he answers, other customers hear that he is in Oak Park?#34;they knew that?#34;and is buying a hot chocolate?#34;the counter man knew it, but not the guy at the window table, slightly out of earshot.
Frank Pinc has been looking through the lens of a camera for 40 years. Along with Josh Hawkins, Pinc takes the photos that appear on these pagesâ€"and in all WEDNESDAY JOURNAL publicationsâ€"each week.
On March 31, the Oak Park and River Forest Children's Chorus presented Latin Jazz Cafe 2005 in the ballroom at the Oak Park Arms Retirement Community. The afternoon began with Latin jazz dance lessons with Luis Perez, accompanied by a Latin jazz band, Havana.
The Rev. Donald B. Register, a resident of Oak Park for 33 years and pastor of the Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church in Chicago, retired March 31 after 42 years as a minister. With his wife E. Dolores Register, he was feted with a gala reception at the church on March 20.