Avalible October 1 Description: The Edison Scholars Program, sponsored by Edison International, is offering aspiring scientists, mathematicians and engineers scholarships to pursue their education at a four-year colleges or universities. Graduating high school seniors who show potential for success in college and have financial need are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Inwe were spun off from SLF to focus solely on scholarships for survivors of intimate partner abuse.
Nowhere is it more so than in downtown Chicago, where the quintessential American corridor begins, or ends, depending on your perspective, at Grant Park. Located in close proximity to Lake Michigan, Grant Park is one of the oldest parks in the city and had its beginnings in the s, but the World Exposition was a catalyst for its historic significance.
Running from May to October ofthe fair covered acres and attracted numbers equal to nearly half of the United States population. The fair introduced several firsts, including Cracker Jacks, Aunt Jemima syrup, diet soda, and Pabst beer. It also introduced the idea of making Grant Park a major civic and cultural landmark.
Grand promenades, groomed lawns, and numerous bridges and fountains, along with modern installations of art and three major historic cultural institutions for the public--the Art Institute, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Field Museum of Natural History--all distinguish the park.
Statues of Christopher Columbus, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S Grant, and various other equestrian sculptures provide visual focus for various areas.
Built inthe Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain is a monumental focal point. The park hosts public appearances of famous people, special events, and festivals and serves as a neighborhood park used for baseball games, ice skating, tennis, walking, jogging, and other amusements.
Pairing Grant Park with Route 66, the major east-west automobile artery, was a natural choice. InIllinois began paving the road. By the time Route 66 came along, the entire Pontiac Trail had pavement.
Chicago sported numerous services to accommodate travelers, including its parkland gem, Grant Park. The park is bounded on the north by Randolph Dr.
The park is open Monday-Friday 9: For information on visiting the Shedd Aquarium, see the aquarium website. For information on visiting the Field Museum, see the museum website. The Grant Park National Register nomination form can be found here. A visit to this crowded, urban establishment is not your average main street experience.
It serves to remind us that the hundreds of small towns strung along the great arc of the Mother Road were connected to the two metropolitan giants of Los Angeles and Chicago.
Visitors immediately focus on the original aluminum and glass storefront. The dining room retains its original black and white terrazzo flooring, and most of the dining and counteareas are unchanged. The booths have their original wood tables, coat racks, and seats, although the seats sport new upholstery.
The multi-sided counters with individual stools are original but have newer laminated surfaces and upholstery. Much of the wood and Formica wall paneling dates to All in all, the stylistic choices made in point not backward but to the future, to the s. In the middle of the 20th century, the Mother Road brought people together from all corners of the country as locals and outsiders rubbed shoulders in countless diners, gas stations, and motor courts.
To ease the wait, the staff passes out its famous freshly baked donut holes to all, and complimentary Milk Duds to all female guests and children, according to an old tradition.
Once inside, diners have the opportunity to sample some excellent breakfast and lunch fare. Founder William Mitchell, whose original restaurant was across the street on the north side of Jackson Boulevard, named his startup after his son Lou, who worked with other family members helping to run the restaurant.
Lou eventually took over operations and ran the restaurant well into his seventies. Inhe sold the restaurant to his niece, Katherine Thanas. It remains in the Thanas family today. The restaurant is open Monday-Saturday 5:Hispanic Heritage Month Each year, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott invite Florida students to participate in the Hispanic Heritage Month Essay and Art contests.
This year’s theme is “A Celebration of Innovative Hispanic-American Leaders.”. This month is Hispanic Heritage month and there is a contest that has students saying Vamos Tampa Bay.
Eight talented Chicago Public Schools high school students were awarded prizes ranging from college scholarships to laptop computers and digital cameras for essays they authored as part of the District's Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Competition.
The increasing diversity of our society reminds us that all of America’s citizens must have access to opportunity for higher education if our nation is to sustain and advance itself as a global, competitive democracy in the new millennium.
Hispanic Heritage Month Each year, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott invite Florida students to participate in the Hispanic Heritage Month Essay and Art contests.
This year’s theme is “A Celebration of Innovative Hispanic-American Leaders.”. August 7, [email protected] Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Invite K Students to Participate in Hispanic Heritage Month Contests.