It was a regular dog party on Warren Avenue a few days ago. The dogs and their people were barking, talking, jumping, running around, etc. But they arranged themselves in perfect composition, until one half-second before I shot this picture, and another and another …. This is the best we could get. Dog Rufus (turning his head and barely seen) is with his person Nicola Kerr and his roommate, Dixie. Person Demetra Vagias is shown with Lucy and little Gizmo with Ray. Rufus kept turning around and Gizmo kept running away. You have probably seen little Gizmo running around all over town – unleashed.

Amateur musicians are invited to join some sight reading sessions with the Senior Suburban Orchestra this summer. The first session will be held on July 15 from 1 p.m. till 3 p.m. A second session will be held August 12, also from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. There is no charge and no age limit, and great symphonic literature will be available to all orchestra players. Come either day or both. Just let them know you’re coming and what instrument you play. Please register by July 1 via an e-mail to lsd542000@yahoo.com or by phone (630) 938-7103. Leave your name and how you can be reached. Rehearsals are held at Fairview Village in Downers Grove. That’s at 65th and Fairview. The orchestra conductor is DanPasquale D’Andrea. You’ll love him. By the way, refreshments will be served.

Angelina Giuliano, winner of several skating trophies, was featured in a skating show at the Franklin Park Ice Arena last Saturday, May 17. “Lena’s” proud grandparents are Lydia and Don Giuliano and Christine Kahzer.

A few weeks ago I misidentified Stefani Whalen as Stephanie Jasper. I apologize. Stefani was one of two young ladies working at Two Fish whom I featured in a photo.

Belated anniversary wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gianakopoulis, who celebrated on May 11.

On May 21, happy birthday to Shirly Stange, and Tyler Robert Fink; on the 22nd, Max and Emma Strong; May 23, Mike Jargstorf, Tom Conrad, Zianna Turek; May 24, Mark Janopoulos, Matt Schuler, Brenda McNeill; on the 25th, Gary Fink, Tricia Cassiani, Bob Ashcroft, Ben Reina, Kyle Kutak, and anniversary celebrants Tim and Ruth Stefl; May 26, Alberta Williams, Ashley Santelli, Patrick and Lynette Carr; May 27, Lauren Arneri, Margaret Rhode, Paul Schlicting; May 28, Eve Cubic.

Regular readers of this column – and the paper for that matter – may have noticed the clever ways in which photos have been displayed. Many of these layout designs are from the imagination of Grace Park who has been with the Review for about three years. Grace is moving on to Parson’s in New York City. Parsons is a fantastic school and Grace will surely be one of the best. We will miss her presence as well as her talent.

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 of Chicago in a great neighborhood when it was a great time to be young.

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...