As the village board considers tearing up the Marion Street mall, AAA's Margaret Weier pens "Distinctive Oak Park," in its November-December 2005 issue. She discusses the Marion Street pedestrian walkway and its selection of one-of-a-kind stores.
As long time Oak Park homeowners, we've enjoyed the village's many services, diversity and culture. We discovered the community of dog owners when we introduced our puppy to the dog group at Lindberg Park. We have attended every weekend, year-round, ever since. It has helped to socialize our dog and to provide the necessary exercise that dogs, just like people, need on a regular basis.
I'd like to say, "Hat's Off" and congratulations to one our dedicated village workers. She is Marilyn Michaels, the front desk receptionist serving the public. It's great that she's recognized in the National Register of Who's Who in Executives and Professionals. She is certainly deserving of it. I've been saying she has such tact, diplomacy and care in her manners of providing service to the public.
Through the volunteer efforts of a great many people both with the Oak Park-River Forest Strikers and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Kicks For Cancer fundraiser took place last month during the Strikers' week-long preseason soccer camp.
I read with great sadness Wednesday Journal's support of lights for the stadium at OPRF High School. In a society increasingly split between the haves and have-nots and decreasing levels of respectful citizenship, I am perplexed that poor data is being used to support lights for the stadium.