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1 TM Weekly Newspaper 911 Franklin Street Michigan City, IN Volume 31, Number 32 Thursday, One of the Good Guys by Connie Kuzydym Editor s note This week, we continue our series, Friends & Neighbors, which spotlights the many fascinating people in our community. Recommendations for individuals to profile can be made to Editor Drew Tallackson at (219) or thebeacher.com It only takes a split second to change a life forever. An accident can leave behind life-altering injuries, disabilities even the loss of life. What makes the situation worse is if the cause was due to negligence or Top: Joe Power relaxes at his Sheridan Beach home. Bottom: Speaking at Loyola University. wrongdoing on the part of a product or person. The injured party or their family cope with so much in the aftermath, imagine the challenge of finding a lawyer. Speaking with Joseph Power, a founding partner of Power Rogers and Smith PC, one of Illinois top personal-injury law firms based in Chicago, one immediately senses why he would be a good person to represent you. Consider the following: Power s firm has litigated some of the most prominent jury trials in Illinois. The majority of the firm s cases stem from referrals by other lawyers. FRIENDS & Since the firm s inception, it has obtained Chicago per- NEIGHBORS sonal injury verdicts Continued on Page 2

2 Trademark of American Soybean Association TM Page Franklin Street Michigan City, IN / FAX 219/ News/Articles - Classifieds - PRINTED WITH Published and Printed by BEACHER BUSINESS PRINTERS Delivered weekly, free of charge to Birch Tree Farms, Duneland Beach, Grand Beach, Hidden Shores, Long Beach, Michiana Shores, Michiana MI and Shoreland Hills. The Beacher is also delivered to public places in Michigan City, New Buffalo, LaPorte and Sheridan Beach. In Case Of Emergency, Dial 911 Good Guys Continued from Page 1 and awards of more than $3 billion for its clients. That, alone, would recommend the firm. However, it is Power s desire to help others that defines him as a lawyer. His first job in law school was as a law clerk for a trial lawyer, which led him to his chosen career. I enjoyed helping people, he said, and it just seemed to be a natural fit for me. Remaining in the Chicagoland area also has suited him well. After all, he grew up in a family of eight children in a blue-collar Chicago neighborhood, where most of his friends were regular people. He spent much of his summers as a youth with his grandparents in Long Beach. Later, he attended the University of Notre Dame, then Loyola University. Looking back on his childhood, he has fond memories of Grandmother Power and their time together in Long Beach. The love and appreciation is evident in his voice. My gran disciplined us, but she was very nice, too, Power said. We were up by 9 pulling weeds or doing some chore, and then at noon we d have lunch, then we were done for the day. At the end of the day, she had root beer, popcorn and we would play cards with her and stuff that was all fun. She was great. She was a lot of fun. Joe s grandmother, who had a great infl uence on him as a youngster. Joe Power is pictured with the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. Today, his second home in Sheridan Beach is just down the road from where his grandparents lived. At Power Rogers & Smith, what is most gratifying for him is helping those who ve been injured the ones who truly need help. I could never represent the insurance companies or major corporations on the other side to the detriment of people, Power said. I could represent a corporation against a corporation, that doesn t bother me, but I could never represent a corporation against an individual. Power understands when he takes a case to trial for the people he is representing, this is their only chance. There are no second chances, so he gives it his all. If you don t win, that s it for them, Power said. A family you represent, maybe they lost the bread winner in the family. If you lose, they don t have a bread winner, and they don t have anything coming in. Is that a heavy big burden to shoulder? Absolutely, Power said. So, you have to be able to have the guts to do it. You have to be willing to do that on behalf of your client. Give it your all. Leave everything out on the field. That s important. Power s firm handles a variety of cases, such as wrongful death, medical malpractice, product liability, car, airplane, train, truck accidents, construction accidents, drug liability, premise liability and birth injury.

3 Page 3 I don t have a particular area, he said. Whatever requires a jury trial is what I do. Personal injury trial law is not for everyone. It is not something he would encourage anyone to pursue. Rather, he would encourage each person to determine for himself/herself if this type of law is for them. It is a tough business, he said. It is a tough life. Most lawyers don t try cases, a rare few in my kind of business. Besides the desire to help others, trying a case requires the courage to go to trial instead of settling the case. You have to have courage, Power said. That s probably the big stumbling block between a person who really tries cases and those who say they re trial lawyers and they really aren t. Most lawyers are settlers. If they do my kind of work, they re not trial lawyers, he continued. When they re settling a case, they re not getting as good a settlement for their client because the other side knows they won t try the case. You have to be willing to try the case. Power accepts the challenges of doing so. He has never lost a medical malpractice case. He only takes cases he, as well as the reviewing physicians, consider meritorious. He also chooses his cases based on if it is a catastrophic injury or loss to a person. Joe Power spends time with his sons at a Bears game. His first big case, for example, was one in which he was the only lawyer willing to try it. It involved an accident between a pickup truck and fast-moving train. At age 28, Power became the youngest lawyer to achieve a million dollar verdict. But for him, what proved most gratifying was knowing that he was able to help the woman inside the pickup, whose life afterward was beset with illnesses among those closest to her. The nicest thing about (the case) was after the closing arguments, before the jury came back, the son came up to me and said, Whatever happens in the outcome, I m just proud you re our lawyer, Power recalled. Continued on Page 4

4 Page 4 Good Guys Continued from Page 3 He also weathered attacks from the media and former Illinois Gov. George Ryan s public-relations people in the trucking license-for-bribes scandal in which six children from the same family lost their lives. Through his perseverance and willingness to listen, the truth of what really occurred prevailed. The investigation led to 74 convictions and the retesting of more than 2,000 truck drivers. At one point in his career, Power was described in the media as Darth Vader to the insurance companies, a comment made by a lawyer to an insurance claims representative trying to learn more about him. However, that is not how he comes across upon meeting him. Speaking with him at home, however, he is soft-spoken, and carries that demeanor into the courtroom. Joe and his wife, Sue. I start out...basically just communicating as a normal person, but when you re cross examining someone who is a tough witness, you have to go after them a bit. You have to engage them, Power said. If someone (a lawyer) is always loud-mouthed, the jury sort of turns it off. As a plaintiff trial lawyer, one of his challenges is to break down a case so the jury understands what happened. I have to take what is seemingly complex and simplify it, Power said, whereas the defense tries to make the case sound very complex and confusing, making the jury think, No wonder mistakes were made. Keep in mind, Power s cases are in areas where he has little to no expertise. For example, in a medical malpractice case, he is not a doctor, so he must educate himself about the issue. Through research, speaking with witnesses and experts, he has a good understanding of the case at hand. Explaining it to the jury, he not only uses auditory explanations, such as analogies so the jury grasps what happened, but also visual examples, such as computer generated graphics. Looking at Power and the firm s long list of accomplishments on their website, one understands Joe Power is photographed with former President Bill Clinton. the formidable foe they are facing. Power Rogers & Smith is listed among the best Chicago personal injury trial law firms in the United States. The named partners are listed in among the Best Lawyers in America and Illinois Super Lawyers. Power, himself, is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a legal organization that is limited to 100 of the nation s best plaintiff lawyers. When asked about such accomplishments, however, he is humbled by them. It s a nice thing to be honored by any organization, he said. It s a privilege, so I wouldn t want to say I won that award over another. Having achieved so much, one might think Power is on cruise control and heading into retirement. He still enjoys what he does, although he wishes he did not have to do as much. I m very very busy. I m as busy now as I have ever been, Power said. However, he does take time to exercise daily, and enjoys the shores of Lake Michigan as often as possible. And when he is back in the courtroom, he is, indeed, one of the good guys, someone you want by your side, as your lawyer, when the time comes to fight for what s right. Joe is pictured with (from left) Hillary Clinton, his son, James, and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.

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6 Page 6 Filmmakers Dive in and Dazzle at Library s Video Fest Local movie lovers, enthusiasts and filmmakers gathered Aug. 7-8 at Michigan City Public Library for the first Michigan City Video Fest, which showcased motifs ranging from tragedy and comedy to drama, abstract and suspense. The event s founders, multimedia artist Michael Koss and composer/ playwright Dan Schaaf, both of Michigan City, Dan Schaaf, one of the event s organizers, speaks to a festival attendee. were inspired by their connection to the theater scene, and similar events, that unite people around a common artistic medium. Since this was the inaugural event, organizers reached out to as many professional filmmakers as possible, while also hoping for a strong local presence. The resulting festival, which kicked off Friday night during the First Friday Art Walk, juxtaposed one short clip after the next, providing attendees with a dazzling experience. We set it up so people could come in and leave, Schaaf said. They didn t have to commit to a long Short clips from John Hancock s The Looking Glass were shown. by M.D. Cunningham piece, but we had about 30 people who sat through the entire thing. Schaaf, who also works at the library, said the intent was to get the best films we could get, followed by localmakers, followed by local subject matter. Filmmakers included a recent high school graduate, along with an NYU graduate who already divvies time in artistic hubs such as New York and L.A. Clips came from the soon-to-be-released The Looking Glass by John Hancock, the Oscar-nominated director known for Bang the Drum Slowly and Prancer, and the trailer for Don Varda s Fatal Agreement, which captivated viewers with a modernized version of the Belle Gunness story. (Like Schaaf, Varda also works at the library.) While invitations definitely added dimensions to the event, there were many local flavors that surprised, thrilled and, as good art must, challenged attendees. Mary Catterlin (left) and Amy Lukas drew an enthusiastic response to their documentary, Lake Michigan in a Dugout. A powerful standout was Lake Michigan in a Dugout, a documentary pure and beautiful by Mary Catterlin and Amy Lukas that follows them as they build a boat to navigate the aforementioned great lake. I m real happy the effect we had by having a serious piece next to a funny piece and switching it up, Schaaf said. I m real pleased with variety. It s uncertain if organizers will offer the event again next year, but Schaaf said if they do, they d like to lengthen the submission deadline. Perhaps, in opening up the deadline, more local submissions will surprise and dazzle. As the event s site states, you never know what you ll see. Waterford Hearing Center Jessie Grskovic, Au.D. Doctor of Audiology Phone: (219) Fax: (219) N. Wozniak Rd. Michigan City, IN nplhinc.com a full service eco-conscious design rm LAWRENCE ZIMMER

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8 Page 8 A Lost Art Area s Only Shoemaker Adapts with the Times by William Halliar We exist in a disposable society, where things we use are tossed onto a garbage heap instead of being repaired or recycled. In his quaint little shoe repair shop at 1115 Franklin St. on Michigan City s North End, Al Henckel stands as an anachronistic monument to the finer sensibilities of an age gone by. Of a time when the phrase dress for success included not only our garments, but also the cut and shine on our shoes. When fine footwear was cared for and maintained for that well heeled look of prosperity. Henckel is an unassuming soul who has been in the shoerepair business for 64 years. He works daily surrounded by glue pots, leather scraps, nails and bits of rubber all the accoutrements and machinery of his trade. He is the last of a breed, the only shoemaker still in business in the surrounding three counties, a sturdy soul standing a cut above mountains of worn-out, used-up heels and forgotten soles. Henckel has been in the business of repairing shoes for many years and, from his vantage point, has watched the world change around him. He has led an active life outside the business, raising horses as a hobby and tempting the fates as a waterskiing enthusiast until his wife insisted he set aside his skis at the age of 77. Through it all, Henckel knows the importance of shoes. Shoes can be an intimate item of our daily existence, our space and apparel. A poorly fitted shoe can affect a person s attitude and ruin an otherwise perfect day of business or pleasure. Shoes reflect on the character and affluence of the individual wear- Al Henckel stands by the stitcher in his workshop. ing them. They can be an investment that repays in dividends far beyond their initial cost. The history of footwear is an interesting study spanning millennia, from the earliest bags of animal skin worn to protect feet from the elements, to sharp stones, to modern, high-tech athletic gear made from ultra-modern petrochemicals and plastics. At one time, only the wealthy or powerful were allowed to wear shoes, while the peasants and slaves went barefoot. And from the beginning, foot coverings were decorated to show a person s status, just as today a red sole on a woman s shoe indicates a lady of taste and means. For both men and women, shoes can be a major source of pride and investment. Who can forget Imelda Marcos, widow of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, who had a 3,000-plus collection of shoes? La Porte: Michigan City: (Toll Free) WE LL HAVE YOUR SYSTEM UP AND RUNNING TODAY! NOT TOMORROW!

9 Page 9 Al shows how he goes about repairing a woman s high-heeled shoe. Sixty-four years ago, when Henckel first got his start in the business, the world was a different place. Attitudes towards dress and personal appearance, at that time, would seem strange, indeed, to a young person today. Haberdashery was a science. A man would not be caught dead on the streets without a properly groomed hat. Henckel spent many hours in those early years caring for hats, which was a major source of business. It was not uncommon for him to clean and block 35 to 40 hats in the course of a day, using naphtha and strong chemicals today deemed unusual in the clothing business. Henckel s interest in the shoe business began as he spent time in his father s shop as a young boy. His dad was a railroad man who decided to set up a shoe-repair shop as a side business. The youngster s first job at the shop was as a shoeshine boy or bootblack. Back then, the shine on a man s shoes told a lot about his character. A well-polished pair of shoes was a sign of professionalism. If you can t take care of your shoes, how could you be expected to take care of business? Henckel remembers a time when there were as many as seven shoeshine chairs set up side by side in a local hotel to keep the local businessmen s shoes spit polished to a mirrored finish. Over the years, Henckel s business has evolved as fashions and the public s tastes in apparel and shoes have changed. His shop is filled with huge machines for heavy stitching, tacking, nailing and gluing of the various styles of shoes worn today. Henckel prides himself in that he can repair so many other objects. Coats, boots, gloves, backpacks, belts and so many innumerable items can be made as good as new with the ministrations of his expert hands and his shop filled with heavy machines and exotic glues. These days, our shoes have become more specialized. While once the material from which shoes were made was home-grown leather, and designed and constructed domestically, most shoes now are foreign made, the new materials constantly changing. Repair procedures must change along with them. So, Henckel studies, and his business and repair techniques change along with them. Henckel has moved his shop several times over the years, once after fire destroyed all of his machinery and stock. During his career, his daughters have helped out in the shop. Even for a time, one of his son-in-laws pitched in. But shoes must be in his blood because even after all of these years, he doesn t intend to retire soon. A man has to do something, he says. And what would we do without Henckel and his unique talent for putting our worlds, and our shoes, back together? Al s work bench, covered with elements of the trade. Beach Glass Cafe Homemade pastries, sandwiches, salads, and wraps. Sherman s ice cream Intelligentsia coffee Open every day 7 am - 9 pm 2411 St. Lawrence Ave, Long Beach

10 Page 10 Butterfly Education Day International Friendship Gardens, 2055 E. U.S. 12, will host Butterfly Education Day, a free educational program, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23. Horticulturalist Dolly Foster will discuss butterfly gardening, pollinator conservation and how to attract them to your backyard. Newly hatched monarchs will be released into a specially designed butterfly garden. Also, children can make a mini-butterfly feeder. Call (219) or visit for more information. Open House Come join Don Wenig Sunday, August 23, pm - 2 pm Eastern Time Westchester Public Library The following programs are available: Bookmarks at the Museum at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Ave., Chesterton. Susan Nichols will review Ann Packer s The Children s Crusade. Chesterton Writing Group from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bertha Wood Meeting Room at Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave. The group is open to adult writers fiction or nonfiction and all levels, whether published or unpublished. Attendees share their work, learn more about publishing and find support and inspiration from fellow writers. John Little is the group moderator. Teen Movie: Insurgent at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Library Service Center, 100 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton. The movie is rated PG-13. Free popcorn will be available. Zentangle Coloring from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, in the Bertha Wood Meeting Room at Thomas Library. Participants create coloring books using Zentangle. Color books and all other materials will be available. Registration is necessary and can be done in person or by phone at (219) Back to School Trivia Night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Westchester Township History Museum. All questions revolve around movies, music and topics about school. Teams of one to four people can vie for a prize. Refreshments will be served. (Patrons and staff are invited to stop by the Thomas Library Circulation Desk during regular hours to sign Phil Baugher s retirement book. Baugher has been the library director for the past 36 years and will retire at the end of August.) For more information or to register for our In-depth Study & Teacher Certification go online to

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12 Page rd Birthday Longtime area resident Mary Trusha recently celebrated her 103rd birthday. Trusha and her husband, Frank, bought their home in Michiana Shores in 1961 and were yearround residents. She credits her longevity to the clean air off Lake Michigan and B vitamins in beer. She now resides at Carol s Home Adult Foster Care in New Buffalo after suffering from a stroke last year. 1 ST ANNUAL GALA TO BENEFIT GIANT PAW PRINTS RESCUE Saturday, October 24 TH, 2015 Doors Open at 6PM Long Beach Country Club, 2309 Larchmont Avenue Long Beach, Indiana Chef-a ended carving sta on and buffet, with open bar Silent and Live Auc ons Ticket informa on available at GiantPawPrints.com For more info on Giant Paw Prints Rescue, check out our Facebook! LCSO Children s Chorus The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra Children s Chorus, under Matthew Nelson s direction, is taking registrations for enrollment into this season s performing group. The chorus is open to students in grades 2-5. Registrations forms can be printed at The fee is $10 per member. Forms can be submitted online, and fees can be paid at the first rehearsal. Nelson is in his seventh season as director. Prior to joining the LCSO staff, he served as director of music ministries and education at St. John s Lutheran Church and School in La Porte. He also has served as choir director for First Christian Church of La Porte. Performances will include: Saturday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.: Singing with LC- SO s opening night at La Porte Civic Auditorium to help honor veterans. Friday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m.: Holiday concert at Bethany Lutheran Church, 102 G St., La Porte. Sunday, March 20, 2016, 3 p.m.: Spring concert at Bethany Lutheran. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, Sept. 8, and will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. weekly at Bethany. The holiday and spring concerts are free and open to the public. Tickets to the opening night concert may be purchased at or at Roxy Music, La Porte Savings Bank and the La Porte County Convention & Visitors Bureau in Marquette Mall. Kelly Miller Circus The Kelly Miller Circus will perform at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, in Washington Park. Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets the day of the performance are $16 for adults and $8 for children. Advance tickets for the show, sponsored by Michigan City Summer Festival, are available at La Porte County Convention & Visitors Bureau in Marquette Mall, 4073 Franklin St., or at Through the generosity of our community, A Rosie Place empowers families of medically fragile children. A Rosie Place hospital provides services to medically complex HIRING per diem RN s & LPN s with experience in pediatrics! Download an application and learn more at Call Mail application/resume to: Quince Road, South Bend, IN 46628

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14 Page 14 Michigan City Public Library The following programs are available at Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St.: Knitting Club for All Ages at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 19 and 26. Take size 9 straight knitting needles, worsted yarn and tape measure (optional). Contact Joanne Hale at or (219) for more information. Bookmarks at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21. Susan Nichols will review Ann Packer s The Children s Crusade. Understanding Your Dreams at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. Experienced dream therapist Terese Fabbri leads the workshop for people interested in dreams and their significance. Contact Robin Kohn at (219) for more information on library programming. First the Beauty Shoppe Then Swingbelly s for Lunch! Roosevelt Organ Concert Series The 14th season of the Roosevelt organ concert series concludes at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at Christ Church (the former First Congregational Church), 531 Washington St. The featured artist is Matt Gerhard, director of music at Kokomo Zion United Methodist Church. He earned a bachelor s degree in church music from Olivet Nazarene University and a master s degree in choral conducting from California Baptist University. He has performed for a number of organizations across the country. His programs have included gospel piano, theater organ, classical organ and silent film accompaniment. He has released one CD: It Is Well with My Soul: Favorite Hymns and Classics. A new CD is in the works. The concert is free, with seating at noon. The church is air-conditioned. Call (269) for more information. Second Farm Dinner Downtown The Second Farm Dinner Downtown in La Porte is from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. The menu includes Lamb Ragu with Creamy Polenta, Honey Dijon BBQ Chicken, Roasted Summer Squash, green beans and potatoes, Smokey Creamed Greens, apple and pecan Cole slaw, cucumber salad, roasted pepper and tomato salad and Thumb Print Cookies with Fresh Jam. Live music, a farm market and entertainment are planned. Tickets are $30 and available at Spire Farm-to-Fork, which is presenting the event along with Our Common Thread, Barefoot Acres Farm, Sunkissed Organics Farm and Earth Angel Eco Art by Laura Marie Panozzo. Reservations also can be made at Call (219) for more information. SWINGBELLY S 3101 E. U.S. 12 Michigan City, IN Just East of Karwick Rd Swingbellys.org Stylish, chic, classic, sleek artful, eclectic, tastefully unique. Find the Style you Own. SUMMER SALE FALL ARRIVALS 20 N Whittaker St New Buffalo MI Sun Mon Noon 5pm Wed Sat 11 6:30 pm

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16 Page 16 The La Porte Community Concert Association will sponsor a performance by the U.S. Navy Band Cruisers at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at La Porte High School Auditorium, 700 F St., La Porte. As the U.S. Navy s premier music group, the Cruisers features eight performers who venture through everything from jazz and standards to rhythm & blues, classic rock, adult contemporary pop and original material. There are six major performing ensembles in the Navy Band: Concert Band; Ceremonial Band; Sea Chanters (chorus); Commodores (jazz ensemble); Country Current (country/bluegrass ensemble); and the Cruisers (popular music group). The groups tour nationally 12 weeks each year. Sailors in the Navy Band are full-time professional musicians. Almost all of the sailors in the Navy Band have under- U.S. Navy Band Concert graduate degrees in music, and most have graduate degrees. Tickets for the La Porte show are free, but seating is limited. Tickets are available at Hawkins Print Shop, the mayor s office, Centier Bank and La Porte Civic Auditorium, or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: NAVY, 701 W. 11th St., La Porte, IN Call (219) or (219) for more information. Harbor Country Book Club Fresh. Versatile...Always unique. Live Entertainment Thursdays & Saturdays Outdoor Patio overlooking Golf Course Daily Drink Specials Healthy Lil Sprouts Menu Prime Rib Every Saturday Local playwright Joel Drake Johnson will discuss his play, The Boys Room, at the next Harbor Country Book Club meeting at 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 25, at The Harbor Grand Hotel, 111 W. Water St., New Buffalo, Mich. After presenting his play, Rasheeda Speaking, to the club last summer, it was produced off-broadway and staring Dianne Wiest and Tonya Pinkins earlier this year. The Sept. 29 book selection is Sue Miller s The Arsonist. Visit us at to fork.com Reservations : Legacy Hills Golf Club 299 W. Johnson Road La Porte Indiana...just minutes from Long Beach! Proudly Supporting our Local Farmers! Healthy, Organic, Grass fed,& Free Range Margarita Mondays Tuesday 1/2 off Bottle of Wine Wednesday Craft Draft $4:00 ThursdayMojito Madness Weekends: Hand Crafted Fruit Infused Martini Specials BAPCPA Fed. Debt Relief Agency BANKRUPTCY LAW OFFICES Atty. Doug Bernacchi Get a Fresh Start

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18 Page 18 Lyric in the Gardens Members of Lyric Opera of Chicago returned to International Friendship Gardens on Aug. 9 for their popular concert, proceeds from which will aid restoration and maintenance at the Gardens. The performers included mezzo-soprano Janet Mensen Reynolds, soprano Rose Guccione, tenor Kenneth Donovan, baritone Kevin Keys, pianist Robbie Ellis and Gary Alexander, who served as narrator. Photos by Bob Wellinski

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