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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.

Field Violin Workshop on Television

Thursday, September 13, 2012

By Amy Lohmolder

Gerry Field of Field Violin Workshop was featured on WCIU's You and Me This Morning program (The U) on Monday August 27th. As promised by the producer's intoduction to the segment, it was indeed a peek at a "fascinating" business located right here in Ravinia! If you didn't catch the original program, you can view the recorded video of the show by clicking here. Congratulations Gerry and Jutta on a wonderful showing for one of the Ravinia business district's wonderful businesses! Read More

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

A New Look for an Old House

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

By Lynne Jungman

The Highland Park Historical Preservation Commission selected the house at 501 Burton Avenue for its prestigious award, " best restoration" of an existing home in 2011. Many Ravinia neighbors had watched its transformation from drab to delightful. It presents now an inviting, picture-postcard loveliness. Read More