The West Suburban Artists Guild has again bestowed a Merit Award on the work of Marge Zwadlo for her work entitled “Flight #43.” This work was done in acrylic and is, as the judges said, “a bold combination of two spaces within one picture … each with a different mood … could represent the duality often encountered in life … rhythm is created … unexpected detail appears upon closer inspection.” The picture will be on display again along with others at the Best of the Best in Oak Brook in November. If you are interested in viewing more of Marge’s prize winning works you can reach her at

Marie Gianelli wants everyone in town to drive by 1045 Dunlop to see the exciting Halloween display there. It took Michael 80 hours to complete this holiday display and he has another one in the works for Christmas. The lights dance in rhythm to the music from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. every night until Halloween. If you know Marie, you know you’d better get over to 1045 Dunlop, you don’t want her mad at you, do you?

Not only is Doc Ryan’s donating 10 percent of your food bill to your favorite charity, they are now featuring Tony Vincent every Thursday from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. Brian Sullivan said Tony’s comedy routine is appropriate for most audiences older than 18.

The Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest will begin this season with a Latin beat. Music of Moncayo, Rodrigo, with Steve Edwards on guitar, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 are on the program, which begins at 4 p.m. Oct. 25 at First United Church, 848 Lake St. Come early and hear Jack Zimmerman discuss the music in a pre-concert conversation. There is still time to buy a season’s ticket and save 20 percent.

There’s still time to mark the Holiday Bazaar of Christ Episcopal Church, 515 Franklin in River Forest on your calendar. The No. 1 attraction of the bazaar is the pickle booth where Episcopickles are available, along with the No. 2 attraction, homemade cookies and peanut brittle.

The staff of the Forest Park library honored the Friends of the Library last Wednesday with a luncheon and buffet. Friends had a little difficulty getting there since Jackson is torn up, some of the alleys are torn up, and things have just been kind of a mess lately.

Birthday greetings to Charlotte Lavnick, Chloe Hillis, Rich Bisluk, May Bill, Cory Fink, Marjorie Beyer, Ryan Neff, Tony Iannantuoni, Helen Dvorak, Pat Uphues, Karen Woods, Spencer Brooks, Jessica Dodge, Sam Bland, Pete Gianakopoulos, Alina Murguia Uphues, Sean Thiesse, Michael Fabre, Robyn Popelka, Meredith Dorneker, Sharon O’Shea and A.J. Turek. Happy anniversary to Mary and Pete Brown, and to Tom and Hazel Esposito.