Last Tuesday was not the day to run out of milk. Because if you did and ran up to Ed’s Way you were out of luck. Hollywood had again come to Forest Park. The movie boys were filming Sinister II. The best looking employees were chosen to be extras (just kidding, they’re all the best looking). Among the chosen were John Paunovic, Cheryl Jordan, Jessica Jordan and Sara Nutley. The corner of Beloit and Harvard was alive with tents, trucks, more trucks, equipment of strange origin, lots of people buzzing around. Officer Peter Morrissette was on hand to maintain order. Unfortunately customers were out of luck for the day. A trip to the Jewel will convince you to shop at Ed’sWay.
For a good time come to Pineapple Dance Studio on Madison Street. Erica Ochoa is again having an Open House on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 11a.m. and Sunday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. You’ll be given a demonstration (with participation) of “flying yoga”, hip hop, belly dancing, and lots more. Come and release your tensions as you react to the music with uninhibited movement. One of my neighbors has dropped weight dramatically since dancing at Pineapple.
Welcome home to Evelyn Krueger who is back from a reunion/vacation with some friends from Austin High School. The old friends met in Connecticut and had a week-long beach party, with weather straight from heaven. They cruised among the Thimble Islands, got together with some piano playing friends and sang songs straight out of the American song Book, Jerome Kern favorites, Gershwin and other composers of that era.
Congratulations to Review columnist Tom Holmes on the publication of his book Forty Days Alone in Thailand: Jesus the Buddha, Thai culture, and myself. Don’t miss his book-signing party at Counter Coffee on Friday, Sept. 19 from 5-8 p.m.
Friends of Zeno Jacquat will be happy to hear that he is showing some improvement. He is still unable to express his feelings, but Georgette knows he is grateful for the cards and letters friends have been sending. He is able to walk, with assistance, he understands what is said and he even chuckles and smiles at times. Zeno is probably the best loved person in town. Georgette and Zeno have the support of everyone.
On to the week’s birthdays. Going into September this time. Hazel Anne Rosi, Dee Shoman, Rosalie Koldan, Donna Chan, Len Grappa, Milady Gerger, Bethany Hawkins, Brandi Mintz, Paul Richards, Michelle Becker Baum, Aaron Scheiwe, Zack Drane, John Connor Trage, Jessica Huebner, Pat Petrey, Ron Apilado, Steve Knack, Colon Tomkins, Patti Mullin, John Tricoci, Jr. Lois Bugsjsky, Tim Scheiwe, Jamie Carr, Sheila O’Shea, Eric Battersby, Connor Hoehne, Dan Novak, Rico Daylo, Colleen Cassiani, Tiffany Cassiani. Happy anniversary to Bill and Maureen Flagg, Sam and Jamie Alonzo, Melissa and Anthony Tureck.
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.