HIGHLAND PARK — The grounds of Highland Park’s Ravinia Festival were teeming Sunday, April 28 with individuals and families from throughout area celebrating the Jewish United Fund’s Israel Solidarity Day.
HIGHLAND PARK — I get quite a few solicitations these days from lots of good causes.
The pictures that come in from the Anti-Cruelty Society and from “Save-a Pet” often do their trick on me, as do quite a few others.
But one that just …
Recent headlines included the news of a caregiver accused of stealing $255,000 from the Lincolnshire man that she was supposed to be looking after. The Detectives involved in this case say that events like this one occur more frequently than anyone would like to see.
Springtime brings flowers, outdoor activities and often the start of the moving discussion in families living with seniors. The cold winter months may have led to isolation, a possible illness or many other possibilities; whatever the reason, many senior living communities see an increase in tours and moving discussions as the weather improves.
Public-Private partnerships are not new. Communities and the businesses that support them often work together to provide opportunities for their residents. In Highwood, the mayor and his wife are teaming up with a local skilled nursing facility to help create a central location where seniors can connect and engage.
HIGHLAND PARK — Highland Park residents Iona and Milton Levenfeld returned to Highland Park High School for senior prom on Saturday, this one planned by the school’s Freshman Class Council for senior citizens in the community.
“The highlight for us was the kids,” said Iona …
HIGHLAND PARK — Rebuilding Together Day, held the last Saturday in April, draws teams of volunteers nationally on a workday to help those who really appreciate it.
In Highland Park, about 20 volunteers associated with Kenilworth Union Church rolled up their sleeves at their assignment. …
HIGHLAND PARK — At the risk of having my editor close the book on more than 50 years of columns, I’ll still say it: Lawrence Welk was cool. And I don’t care who makes fun of that!
His shows still run three or four times …
HIGHLAND PARK — From early childhood, Retha Bogard felt an uncommon connection with the supernatural. At age 7, as she details in the first chapter of her new, self-published book, “Retha’s Song,” a deity spoke to her, announcing the presence on Earth of her beloved, and admonishing: “Stay on your path and always listen for my voice to show you the way.”
A Ma Ma Louise’s Little Red Hen, at 653 Vernon Ave., the fried chicken and Lisa Ryba are Glencoe mainstays. Actually, it was Lisa’s parents, James and Louise Ryba, who made this business a family affair.