Forest Park is sorry to say goodbye to longtime friend and neighbor, Martha Latall. Special sympathy to her sons Darryl and Allen. Martha was a faithful member of St. John Church where she will be long remembered.

Congratulations to young artist Harmony Wrencher who is shown with her proud daddy, Maurice, as she displays her latest creation. Creativita proprietor and herself an artist, Jessica Luciano invites one and all to attend a class as Harmony did or just to come and paint. Now Jessica has opened a new creative shop with ceramics. Come with some friends and have a painting party, shower, baby shower, book club, whatever. You can check out their calendar online, www.creativitaforestpark.com. It’s not too early to think of creating gifts for your friends and/or family. The gift will be so special if you made it yourself. The pottery address is 7512 Madison; the painting address, 7502½  Madison. Or call 312-343-2149.

A most welcome addition to Madison Street is La Casa de Frida, featuring imported Mexican pottery, framed art and photography. Jennifer DiProva, owner and instructor, will also provide you with a homemade piñata for your next feast. In fact, Jennifer will have a special piñata-making class for kids this Saturday, July 9 at 1 p.m. $20 per child includes all the materials you’ll need. She is also a certified medical interpreter, legal interpreter, and business and personal interpreter. In addition she will be teaching Spanish classes for all levels. The address is 7451 W. Madison St. Her phone number is 427-2178 As you probably have figured out, the name Frida refers to Frida Kahlo, the sometimes wife of famous Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera, and a famous artist in her own right. 

Time to say happy birthday to Michelle Lindgren, Janine Parisi, John Doss, Jeff Schultz, Janet Oliver, Lisa Faber, Pete Collis, Matt Cappolino, Tim Hueren, Jackie Vince Clifton, Augie Hegg, Keegan Brown, Peggy Grams, Mike Martinski, Brian Casey, Laura Hodgers, Diane Bugajsky, Minnie Maxwell, and Adam Powers

Happy anniversary to John and Diane Rice, and Jennifer and Mark Hosty

 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...