With holidays come traditions, and in Oak Park, the Community Kwanzaa Festival has become a favorite annual event. Marking its seventh year, the feast and celebration will be held this Sunday afternoon at Pilgrim Congregational Church.
A taste of home is lovely at the holidays, especially if home is an ocean away. That's why cookies have a special significance for Ruth Jakobsen Patzloff, who came to Oak Park from Denmark four years ago when she married husband Mark.
Rest was the requirement for the Oak Park and River Forest girls' basketball team during its five-day hiatus after annihilating West Suburban (Silver) Conference foe York 69-38 in front of a home crowd at the fieldhouse on Friday night.
The Friars are no doubt looking forward to Monday night when they take on St. Joseph in their opener of the 46th Annual Proviso West Holiday tournament, a 16-team basketball bonanza in Hillside featuring some of the best teams in the state?#34;seven teams participating, including No. 1 Hillcrest, are ranked in the top 10 in one poll.