It’s that time of year again: Time to congratulate our end of the year scholars. If I get an honor roll list from your school, I will print it. So please keep sending those lists, high school departments. Thanks.

Here are the First Honors from Trinity. Seniors: Lydia Grant, Christine Montes, Sylvia DeSonia, Rebecca Lauris, Caitlin McNulty, Moshini Sivasubramaniam, Jessica Witt; sophomores:Kirsten Bjornson, Alicia Graf, Sreeja Nair, Kristine Scott; freshmen: Anna DeSonia, Maryrose Goodman, Christina Koch, Irish Quindara. Second Honors: seniors: Jeanette Gerger, Tina Mazzone, Angela Nutley, Carrie Schwebl: junior: Ashley Santelli: sophomore: Kerry Baldwin; freshman: Emily Barbahen. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Madam President Lillian Sansone who was sworn in as new president of the VFW Auxiliary #7181. Lillian was inducted at a luncheon meeting on May 15 along with the other new officers.

For a good time, come to Doc Ryan’s on Friday, June 3, 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Help the Literacy Volunteers raise money for its student-tutor pairs by getting some friends together and joining these great people. All the beer, wine and PIZZA you can eat for $25.

The Literacy Volunteers are a non-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the literacy level in our community. That’s Doc Ryan’s, 7432 Madison in Forest Park (known throughout the world for its amazingly wonderful pizza). For more information call 848-8499.

Old neighbors and friends were happy to see Lois and Don Fox last week when they dropped in for a brief visit and sightseeing in the Chicago area. Lois and Don are now living in Newton, Ill., but always read the REVIEW and still love us.

Good news for the Taylors, bad news for the rest of us: Cathi and Don sold their house on the first day it was for sale. So last week-end they went up to Beaver Dam, Wisc. to pick out a new house, near daughter, Jenny. Meanwhile, said Jenny is about to run off to the hospital and give birth to the Taylors’ grandchild any minute now.

Forest Park daughter, Emily was happy the house was sold to a couple who want to keep it as a home, garden and all.

Library patrons will be pleased to hear Lori Krase will be filling Cathi’s vacancy there.

Congratulations and Thank You to Peg O’Connell who has undertaken the job of secretary for the Friends of the Forest Park Library.

The book sale at the library was the best ever. The Friends made over $1000! Michelle Roberts even picked up some flute music to help her with her practicing. Brother Josh wasn’t so lucky finding clarinet music, though.

IHM Will host its last bingo on Memorial Day week-end, May 28 and 29. The Grand Finale will be on May 28 at 6:40 p.m. A free dinner will be provided for all who attend. For more information call Bill Johnson, 308-8308.

Happy anniversary to Tim & Ruth Stefl on May 25; on May 26 happy birthday to Ashley Santelli; May 27 is happy birthday time for Lauren Arnier, Margaret Rhode and Paul Schlichting; on May 28, Tom Collies and Philip Tenca have a birthday; on May 29 happy birthday to Jim Collis and Tom Aftanas; a May 30 happy birthday wish to Kevin Coppolino, Doris Knapp, Lydia Holmes, Dan Watts and Ruth Ramell; May 31 Bill Golden and Dan Goodman get a happy birthday. Finally, June 1 and happy birthday to Tony Sarli.

Jackie Schulz

Jackie is a former Chicago and Elmwood Park schoolteacher with an undying love for music, friendly pets and a host of life's other treasures too numerous to list. She was born on the far southwest side...