letters to the editor
Updated: April 24, 2012 12:39PM
Thanks for Radiothon
On Friday and Saturday Dec. 16 and 17, I had the pleasure of listening to many hours of Glenbrook South’s WGBK (88.5 FM) radio station’s 30-hour Radiothon that was held to celebrate the station’s 30th anniversary. I have been a listener for the past four years due to my son’s active involvement with GBS radio, so it was a special treat to experience this “coming together” of the many talented students who run the station. The Radiothon was a musical trip down memory lane, with each hour devoted to a different year, starting with 1981 when the station was founded, and culminating with the present day. The students’ work was nothing short of incredible — the play lists were thoughtfully selected and the broadcasters’ commentary revolved around not only the music but also the news, movies, personal memories, and sports of the respective years, interspersed with student-produced public address announcements. Interviews were conducted and there was even a live performance by the Purple Apple indie rock group. The broadcasters were clearly enjoying the experience, and their spontaneous wit and enthusiasm put a smile on my face as I listened in my car and on my computer. It was even more amazing considering that those involved, whether on-air or making it happen behind the scenes, got virtually no sleep during the 30-hour marathon. So congratulations to the station managers and directors and to all the other students who created the Radiothon, as well as to Dr. Daniel Oswald, the GBS radio teacher and WGBK supervisor. It was truly memorable and a fitting celebration for a great radio station.
Grocery store needed
I have been reading about a possible grocery store being built near Golf Road in Glenview.
A grocery store is needed in downtown Glenview, not near Morton Grove and not like the location of the Jewel near Northbrook.
The old Dominick’s store on Waukegan Road is a perfect location, not near any other large grocery stores.
The Village of Glenview said it couldn’t do anything for five years to replace the old Dominick’s store. We are close to five years now. I do hope the Village board will continue to pursue locating a grocery store at that location.
When Glenview’s population was 15,000, we had five grocery stores in the heart of the town (A&P, Kroger’s, National-Tea, Rugen’s, Lavernier’s).
A grocery store would serve as a good anchor for other stores in the area.
We need a grocery store at this end of town!
Planning your 2012?
Consult your 2011
Time is a fragile thing.
Poets, painters and physicists each try to define it. You and I get to live it. But what should we do when it’s over? As in that old calendar you just took down from the kitchen wall.
The pragmatists and environmentalists among us will simply say: “Dispose it.” I say: “Study it. Take a little sliver of 2012 time to reconsider what you and I didn’t do with 2011 time.”
It’s something like the difference between the tea drinker who throws away the brewed leaves and the one who studies them.
Here’s what I see in my 2011 calendar: the days that were used for tasks, appointments, deadlines, family dinners, parties, weddings and funerals; and the everyday rhythms of my life that were scheduled and most times kept
But there are other dates.
I see them scattered among those now-expired hours, never to be regained or relived again: The days I spent dreading the bad weather that never came; the days I hated going to a job that now I wish I still had; the days I canceled attending an event that I now regret missing; the days I never got around to calling my old friend who never made it to the end of the year; the days I failed to experience such delicious cliches as “Health is wealth”; the days I didn’t have time to look at the lawns and birds and kids just outside my window; the days I forgot to kiss the ones I love; the days I forgot to notice how I was aging into someone not just older but different.
But if held to the light just right, 2011 could very well be your very best map for traveling your 2012.