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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.

The Face of Preservation

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

By Jeff Stern

For some "painted ladies" and other historic structures, Highland Park's hero is Elliott Miller, of Ravinia, whose passion is to rescue architectural treasures from being crushed by the wrecker's ball.

Armed with photographs and documentation relating to the architects and builders of particularly significant houses, Miller has made it his mission to speak up for them at hearings of the Historic Preservation Commission or meetings of the Highland Park City Council, where property owners or developers may seek permission for demolition.  Read More

Music Illuminates Darkness

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

By Lynne Jungman

Sean Harris is an imposing man. It is not difficult to imagine him on stage singing Porgy in Porgy and Bess or Othello in Verdi's opera. He has not yet catapulted to that exalted stage. However, that doesn't keep this talented, classically trained singer from performing his art, venturing into other styles: from church to clubs to cabaret, being at home with hymns, jazz and pop. Read More

A Man for All Seasons: Meet Ravinia's Don Miller

Monday, March 28, 2011

Photo and Story By James Paradiso

Highland Park resident Don Miller is President of the Ravinia Neighbors Association (RNA) and Trainmaster/Conductor of the D.& J. Railroad Company, which installs model rail road systems as featured attractions to advertise and promote local businesses. Read More