Ernest Hemingway — who was born July 21, 1899 in Oak Park and died July 2, 1961 at the age 61 in Ketchum, Idaho — would be 115 today. There's plenty to say about ol' Ernie and plenty of interesting facts — like how he had a six-toed cat named Snowball that was given to him from a ship boat captain. Today, in honor of his birthday, we'll let you hear you from the legend himself.
July 21 11:02 a.m. |
Aggrego News Service
A published children’s author for 17 years of everything from picture books for preschoolers to nonfiction for young adults, Candace Fleming moved last year to Oak Park with her life partner, illustrator Eric Rohmann. Fleming said she wanted to take advantage of the village’s reputation for nurturing artists and writers.
Arts & Entertainment
Guest of honor Sandra Spanier read from the new book, “The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 2, 1923-1925.”
Arts & Entertainment
July 20 10:42 a.m. |
Robert K. Elder
Ernest Hemingway might not have known he was writing a 20th century classic while working on “The Sun Also Rises,” but he realized it was something special.
July 18 2:08 p.m. |
Despite the rainy weather forecast, guests enjoyed breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline on the flagship vessel of Chicago Line Cruises. The evening included a prize drawing, hors d-oeuvres and desserts and an open bar.
On July 3, Marion Bruska, who lives at Victory Centre of Galewood, became the oldest person to fly in the hot air balloon “Serena’s Song,” the world’s first handicapped-accessible hot air balloon.
July 17 10 a.m. |
After Anthony Mastroangelo visited a candy store that sold both nuts and chocolate during one holiday season, the magic of sweets and Christmas lit his imagination.
More than 300 friends and supporters raised nearly $300,000 to benefit agency programs assisting people who are blind, visually impaired and multi-disabled.
July 10 2:04 p.m. |
Pioneer Press Staff
If his scholarship to study music at Harvard doesn’t work out, Jonah Philion always could perform on the streets of Naples, Florida.
Retired Nurse educator Florine Marks works at the Information Desk as a visitor services volunteer at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. These volunteers are fully immersed in the Museum, serving as ambassadors to the community.
July 9 9:20 a.m. |