The Trinity High School Fathers’ Club will sponsor a golf outing at Gleneagles in Lemont on Thursday, September 29. Fees are $110 which includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner and open bar. Golf only is $60 and dinner only $50. Hole sponsorships available for $125. Sponsors will be recognized at one of the 18 holes and in the program. For additional information call Cindy Cronin at (708) 453 8343, Ed Coronado at (708) 705 -4350 or Dick Jasiak, (708) 417 – 4615.

The Parent Steward Club invites you to their third annual Ponderosa Steak Fry with barbeque, dancing, raffles and more. This year’s chairs are Rosie and Dick Kloak of Elmwood Park. The date will be September 24, and it’ll take place under a tent on Trinity grounds, 6:30 p.m. till 11:30, $40 per person. For your $40 you’ll get a New York strip steak, baked potato, salad, drinks, dessert and music. Call Cindy Cronin for this information, or email ccronin@trinityhs.org.

Excuse me for using this space to tell about what I did this week, but last Wednesday was such an outstanding day for me that I feel I have to tell you about what we saw and where we went. A group from the Art Institute went around Chicago looking at outstanding murals painted by muralists. At Legler Library at Madison and Pulaski we saw one of the original public libraries in the city. It is beautifully maintained and the murals are worth a trip. The neighborhood is safe and there is a large parking lot behind (east) of the building. Next we went to Ashland and Adams where we met the famous muralist, Jose Guerrero, founder and director of Pilsen Mural Tours. Mr. Guerrero was born in San Antonio, Texas and came to Chicago in 1964. He grew up during the depression and spent Saturdays at matinees in local movie theatres or reading comic books. He and his friends began to draw their heroes from the movies and comics. Later, he would travel to Mexico often and there he met actors, painters, writers and political activists. He became acquainted with such famous muralists as Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Guerrero gives workshops at schools and colleges in the Chicago area and far beyond. His life experiences have taught him that art is a biological function and all are capable of participating in it. If you would like to see him and /or some of his famous murals, they are painted on the walls of the United Electrical Workers Hall, 37 S. Ashland showing (on the outside) Hands in Solidarity, Hands in Freedom on the south exterior of the building, and on the inside are murals of famous union activists not all painted by Guerrero.

Another famous muralist of the area was the late Tom Lea who painted Pioneers on the west wall of the Gage Park Fieldhouse. It was painted in the 1930s, Modern/deco and shows the progression of pioneers across our land. Worth a trip, safe, parking right next to the door. The Sherman Park Fieldhouse is also worth looking for. It was designed by Daniel Burnham in 1905 and its narrative murals feature work by artists and students at the Art Institute and give a historical picture of this country up until 1911-1916, when they were originally painted. The work was restored in 2005 by the Chicago Conservation Center.

The Conservation Center was our last stop. What goes on there is miraculous. They restore masterpieces of all media using their talents along with today’s technology. It was truly like watching miracles happen.

That great Art Institute! Take any of their bus tours and you’ll never forget it.

Now on to the birthdays: On September 14 say happy birthday to Matt Massoth and Alyssa Neff (where are the Massoths these days?); on September 15, Len and Mildred Gappa have an anniversary and birthday cakes are on order for Alexander Bafetti and Nick Spanuello; on the 16th Lucy Gianelli has a birthday and so does Debbie Doss Morris; on the 17th happy birthday to Laura McDermott and Hunter VanZant; September 18 is happy birthday time for Dan Lala; on the 19th Brendan Miranda; Sept. 20 is the wedding anniversary of Joe and Sandy Byrnes, Tony and Jackie Cardamone,Frank and Londine Romano and Dan and Donna Danielson it’s the birthday of Rochel Risketoo. On the 21st, happy birthday #5 to Joseph J. Peterson and also to Gene Fletcher. That’s it for this week. Thanks for your time. Chop a bun.

A bus tour of Chicagoland’s
outstanding murals

JACKIE
Schulz

Talk of the town

he Trinity High School Fathers’ Club will sponsor a golf outing at Gleneagles in Lemont on Thursday, September 29. Fees are $110 which includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner and open bar. Golf only is $60 and dinner only $50. Hole sponsorships available for $125. Sponsors will be recognized at one of the 18 holes and in the program. For additional information call Cindy Cronin at (708) 453 8343, Ed Coronado at (708) 705 -4350 or Dick Jasiak, (708) 417 – 4615.

The Parent Steward Club invites you to their third annual Ponderosa Steak Fry with barbeque, dancing, raffles and more. This year’s chairs are Rosie and Dick Kloak of Elmwood Park. The date will be September 24, and it’ll take place under a tent on Trinity grounds, 6:30 p.m. till 11:30, $40 per person. For your $40 you’ll get a New York strip steak, baked potato, salad, drinks, dessert and music. Call Cindy Cronin for this information, or email ccronin@trinityhs.org.

Excuse me for using this space to tell about what I did this week, but last Wednesday was such an outstanding day for me that I feel I have to tell you about what we saw and where we went. A group from the Art Institute went around Chicago looking at outstanding murals painted by muralists. At Legler Library at Madison and Pulaski we saw one of the original public libraries in the city. It is beautifully maintained and the murals are worth a trip. The neighborhood is safe and there is a large parking lot behind (east) of the building. Next we went to Ashland and Adams where we met the famous muralist, Jose Guerrero, founder and director of Pilsen Mural Tours. Mr. Guerrero was born in San Antonio, Texas and came to Chicago in 1964. He grew up during the depression and spent Saturdays at matinees in local movie theatres or reading comic books. He and his friends began to draw their heroes from the movies and comics. Later, he would travel to Mexico often and there he met actors, painters, writers and political activists. He became acquainted with such famous muralists as Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Guerrero gives workshops at schools and colleges in the Chicago area and far beyond. His life experiences have taught him that art is a biological function and all are capable of participating in it. If you would like to see him and /or some of his famous murals, they are painted on the walls of the United Electrical Workers Hall, 37 S. Ashland showing (on the outside) Hands in Solidarity, Hands in Freedom on the south exterior of the building, and on the inside are murals of famous union activists not all painted by Guerrero.

Another famous muralist of the area was the late Tom Lea who painted Pioneers on the west wall of the Gage Park Fieldhouse. It was painted in the 1930s, Modern/deco and shows the progression of pioneers across our land. Worth a trip, safe, parking right next to the door. The Sherman Park Fieldhouse is also worth looking for. It was designed by Daniel Burnham in 1905 and its narrative murals feature work by artists and students at the Art Institute and give a historical picture of this country up until 1911-1916, when they were originally painted. The work was restored in 2005 by the Chicago Conservation Center.

The Conservation Center was our last stop. What goes on there is miraculous. They restore masterpieces of all media using their talents along with today’s technology. It was truly like watching miracles happen.

That great Art Institute! Take any of their bus tours and you’ll never forget it.

Now on to the birthdays: On September 14 say happy birthday to Matt Massoth and Alyssa Neff (where are the Massoths these days?); on September 15, Len and Mildred Gappa have an anniversary and birthday cakes are on order for Alexander Bafetti and Nick Spanuello; on the 16th Lucy Gianelli has a birthday and so does Debbie Doss Morris; on the 17th happy birthday to Laura McDermott and Hunter VanZant; September 18 is happy birthday time for Dan Lala; on the 19th Brendan Miranda; Sept. 20 is the wedding anniversary of Joe and Sandy Byrnes, Tony and Jackie Cardamone,Frank and Londine Romano and Dan and Donna Danielson it’s the birthday of Rochel Risketoo. On the 21st, happy birthday #5 to Joseph J. Peterson and also to Gene Fletcher. That’s it for this week. Thanks for your time. Chop a bun.

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...