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Ravinia Neighbors Association Blog

Welcome to RNA’s Blog Page which features articles from Ravinia writers. Although articles are chosen in accordance with topics we feel are relevant to Ravinia and of possible interest to our readers, RNA does not necessarily endorse the opinions put forth in the blog posts. If you would like to comment on any articles put forth in the blogs, please use the comment box that follows each post.

Is Rosewood Beach Ready for a Big Building?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

By Annette Jacobson

If you live in Highland Park and drive a daily commute over frequently congested highways, behind gas-spewing trucks on crowded hot tarmac city streets, you may, on a weekend in spring, think of finding comforting relief from the mind-bending daily slog at a close-by naturally benign environment at the lake. Read More

A History, Should We Forget Our Fire

Friday, September 30, 2011

By Amy Lohmolder

Several months ago, at an RNA meeting, one of our members noted that it is often the absence of pressing issues at any given time that causes us to fumble, wondering at our agenda. Who are we as a community group when we are not fighting for city support or monitoring and shaping developments in our neighborhood? What do we do at these times? Read More

Time For a New Fire Truck

Friday, September 30, 2011

Story and photo by Jeff Stern

Fire protection for the Ravinia area got a boost in the summer of 2011 as Highland Park's Station 32 took delivery of the Fire Department's newest apparatus. The 1,500-gallon-per-minute pumper replaced a 1989 model that had reached 20 years of service, which the department considers the limit for the most efficient use and maintenance of its front-line fire apparatus. Read More