Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band Debuts at Stevenson April 28

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Byline: Steve Zalusky

Buffalo Grove is looking for a big turnout for the debut of the Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band.

The band embarks on its maiden voyage at 7 p.m. April 28 at Stevenson High School. Tickets are $6 in advance for general admission and $5 for students, teachers or seniors. The ticket price at the door is $7.

Buffalo Grove resident Howard Green will lead a crew of 60 musicians through their paces during a two-hour performance.

Tickets can be purchased at Buffalo Grove village hall. Call (847) 459-2518 for information.

The passing parade: Long Grove is facing the end of an era. One of its founders, Robert Parker Coffin, is stepping down from the village plan commission.

If you don't know Coffin, you know the road that was named after him when he retired as village president in 1981.

Coffin arrived in Long Grove in 1946. In 1949, he and wife, Betty, built the house they still call home.

"We drove the nails ourselves," he said.

Coffin served as village president from 1959 to 1981, then presided over the plan commission as chairman until 1999.

For Coffin, public service naturally came along with belonging to the village.

"If you're going to live in a community, try to make it a great place."

Go see Cal: The village of Long Grove is throwing a going-away bash for recently retired village Manager D.M. "Cal" Doughty at the Seasons of Long Grove, 314 Old McHenry Road. The party is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. May 2. Cost is $40 per person, and reservations must be made by Monday. For information, call the village, (847) 634- 9440.

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