The garden will be open to River Forest residents to use for the preparation for their family meals.
River Forest Park District
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
School, parks, library and township contests on ballot in April in addition to village board.
The Oak Park-River Forest area may have just gone through an election. But now it's time to gear up for the local ones in the spring. In addition to village board, there will be other contests on the ballot April 9, and residents interested in serving on any boards still have time to collect signatures before the filing deadline. Packets containing petitions and other election information are available at the respective administrative offices or on the State Board of Elections website. Filing dates are from Dec. 17 to Dec. 24. Slates have already announced for Oak Park and River Forest municipal races, to be held on the same day. Here are other contests on the ballot. Oak Park Elementary District 97 The administrative office at District 97…
Monday, October 1, 2012
Campers enjoyed s'mores, campfire stories and music at Priory Park on Sept. 28 for the Zero Waste Campout.
65 people—about 25 families—turned out for an outdoor campout in Priory Park in River Forest on Friday evening to enjoy music under the stars, campfire stories and smores. "I think it was a really great turnout for the first year of the event," said Ross Roloff, a member of the River Forest Parks Foundation and organizer of the night's event. "You couldn't have asked for a better night." Skies were clear and the air just crisp enough for a perfect camping experience as fall approaches. Attendees got a late night snack and a complimentary breakfast, provided by Whole Foods. According to Roloff, the night was about bringing families together to experience camping right in their backyard. "We wanted it to be fun and educational for the kids…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Pair up, clean up and do some good.
The 16th Des Plaines River Cleanup is right around the bend. The event is scheduled to begin, rain or shine, at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28. This year's goal, organizers say, is to clean the river's east and west sides, from North Avenue to Madison Avenue. A map accompanies this story as a PDF. Registration is required. Here's the link to the form. The first 100 people to register will get a free T-shirt. On cleanup day, participants can check-in at The Depot, 401 Thatcher Ave., to pick up garbage bags and maps, and to get assigned into a cleanup zone. Organizers are also stressing a couple of safety tips for participants: Wear long pants, long sleeve shirts (preferably bright colors) and boots; bring a cell phone; organize into groups. When…