2012 Flashback: Neighbors Worth Knowing, Part I December 27, 2012 by FHC In 2012, our contributors wrote profiles of some wonderful people. We are proud to call them neighbors. Renowned economist Alice Rivlin has spent the past 50 years in Forest Hills. She enjoys it just as much now. You’ll often see our Ward 3 Councilmember, Mary Cheh, riding to work on a two-wheeler. Documentary filmmaker Aviva Kempner makes sure the stories of Jewish heroes and history-makers are not forgotten. We’ve learned a lot about Forest Hills history from Margery and Mel Elfin. Mary Beth Tinker in 1965, and today Free-speech advocate Mary Beth Tinker was an unlikely Supreme Court plaintiff who now teaches kids how to stand up for their rights. Athlete Bessie Stockard was a “poor country girl” who was determined to play tennis, and became a pro. Artist Joan Danziger takes us to another world with her “beetle magic.” Scott Seligman is a “nice Jewish boy” who fell in love with China. Leading energy economist Adam Sieminski has channeled a great deal of his own energy into preserving and restoring Peirce Mill. Forest Hills Connection is produced by volunteers, and supported by you. We appreciate your support – financial and otherwise. Here’s how to donate.