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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.

These Are Not Archenemies: They’re at Home in Ravinia

Friday, September 30, 2011

By Ray DeLong

So: You ever drive north on St. Johns to get downtown? Of course you have. And in a little stretch right here in Ravinia, you must have noticed those super-cute arched-front doorways. I sure have.  Read More

The Waves Roll in and the Bluffs Reside: The RNA and the Beach

Friday, September 30, 2011

By Lynne Jungman

Maybe nothing reflects the spirit of a person more than a large body of water, except perhaps the ever-changing heavens. Both can be calm and serene, playful and capricious, solemn and gray, thunderously angry and lashing out, sometimes dangerous and destructive: yes, just like us. So we have this wondrous natural gift called Lake Michigan with all its moods. We go to it for meditation, to get solace, to work out a pressing problem, or just for fun and frolic. And for that we don't need an imposing building or year-round edifice. Read More

The RNA’s first garden walk — are we green with envy?

Thursday, September 30, 2010

By Peg Laemle

This was a good year for gardens. Not mine, alas, but for the neighbors who participated in the Ravinia Neighbors Association (RNA) inaugural garden walk. Seven RNA members graciously opened their yards and gar¬dens, including two railroad gardens, for public viewing on July 18. Before my assigned "greeter" duties began, I dragged my husband along for a quick tour of the gardens, after which I knew the day would be enjoyed by all. Read More