Top Of The Tracks Turns Twenty

Dozens of well-wishers gathered Fri., May 30, to help owner Mary Lou Smith celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Top of the Tracks coffeeshop at the Central Street Metra station. For a generation, Mary Lou's coffee, Danish, and good cheer have warmed the hearts and stomachs of morning commuters. Mary Lou, a longtime leader among Central Street merchants, currently serves on the board of the Central Street Neighbors Association.

Sadly, this correspondent's camera batteries died after taking only one blurry picture. Anyone having a suitable illustration of the festivities is encouraged to forward it to us.