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In this week’s


Police Reports6

Pet of the Week8



Faith Briefs20

Dining Out21

Home of the Week22

Athlete of the Week26

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Stories in the Sand

10–11 a.m. Oct. 13,

Rosewood Beach Interpretive

Center, 883 Sheridan

Road, Highland Park. Enjoy

story time with a naturalist

and then take a short

hike along the beach and

create a craft to take home.

$8 for one child and adult,

$3 for each additional

child. For more information,

call (847) 433-6901.


Ribbon Cutting and 20th

Anniversary Celebration at

Infinity Foundation

Noon–12:30 p.m. Oct.

14, Infinity Foundation,

1280 Old Skokie Road,

Highland Park. The Infinity

Foundation, one of the

Chicago area’s leading

holistic education centers,

is celebrating its 20th anniversary

and has moved

to a beautiful new facility.

Come enjoy refreshments,

tour the new center

and learn more about their

courses and workshops.

For more information, visit



Active Aging — An Expo

for Ages 50+

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 15,

Hilton Chicago Northbrook,

2855 N. Milwaukee

Ave., Northbrook.

Join 22nd Century Media

and Jennings On The Park

for the third annual expo

featuring vendor booths,

informational talks and

an appearance by ABC

7 News personality Janet

Davies. Admission

and parking are free. For

more information, call

(847) 272-4565 or visit



Try Skating Day

1-1:30 p.m. Oct. 15,

Centennial Ice Arena,

3100 Trail Way, Highland

Park. Grab your skates and

hit the ice! Free beginner

skating lessons will be offered

on a first-come, firstserved

basis. Sign up will

be at the front desk on the

day of the event. For more

information, call (847)



MYAC Fall Concert

Oct. 16, Northwestern

Pick Staiger Concert

Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive,

Evanston. Midwest Young

Artists Conservatory, located

in Highwood, hosts

its annual fall concert.

Beginner and intermediate

orchestras and choral

ensembles perform at 1

p.m.; jazz, advanced orchestras

and middle school

and high school choral ensembles

perform at 2 p.m.

and advanced classical and

jazz musicians play at 6:30

p.m. Tickets $20, $10 for

children. To purchase tickets,

visit mya.org/store/


Fort Sheridan Historical

Society La Bella Italiana


5:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Ginger’s,

254 Green Bay

Road, Highwood. Join the

Fort Sheridan Historical

Society for its first major

fundraiser. Along with a

spread of Italian dishes

and a silent auction, the

dinner will feature a talk

by Fort Sheridan historian

Lt. Col. Mark Rooney, retired.

Aa short video on the

history of the tower will

also be debuted. $20, $10

for children. For more information,

call (847) 433-



Digitize Your VHS Tapes

4:30–5:30 p.m. Oct.

17, Highland Park Public

Library, 494 Laurel Ave.,

Highland Park. Learn to

digitize your home movies

and VHS tapes. You will

be introduced to the library’s

Digital Media Lab

and learn the process of

transferring VHS to DVD.

You will also be introduced

to the video editing

software available in the

DML. For more information,

call (847) 432-0216.


Illinois Peregrines: From

Decline to Recovery

7 p.m. Oct. 18, Heller

Nature Center, 2821 Ridge

Road, Highland Park.

Once on the endangered

species list and extirpated

in Illinois from 1951-86,

the Peregrine falcon population

has now exceeded

historic levels. The Field

Museum’s Mary Hennen

will explain both the decline

of the Peregrine and

its comeback in Illinois.

For more information, call

(847) 831-0331.


Brunch and Learn Nature

Workshop — A Year in

the Life of a Tree

10 a.m.–noon Oct. 20,

Heller Nature Center, 2821

Ridge Road, Highland

Park. Enjoy a delicious catered

brunch along with a

fun and informative handson

workshop, discussion

or walk. Presented in cooperation

with the Highland

Park Senior Center.

For more information or

to register, call (847) 432-



West Ridge Trick-or-Treat

5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday,

Oct. 21, West Ridge Center,

636 Ridge Road, Highland

Park. Leave your Halloween

weather worries

behind! West Ridge program

participants, friends

and family members are

invited to trick-or treat inside

and play all kinds of

spooky and silly games.

Bring a bag to collect your

treats and prizes. For more

information, call (847)


Winter is Coming: An

Evening of Pampering

6-9 p.m. Monday, Oct.

24, Salons by JC of Highland

Park, 229 Skokie Valley

Road, Highland Park.

In recognition of National

Domestic Violence Awareness

Month, enjoy a complimentary

evening of

pampering, food and wine

to benefit A Safe Place, a

leading advocate for eliminating

domestic violence

in northern Illinois. Attendees

are encouraged to

bring a new or unopened

beauty items to donate to

A Safe Place throughout

the month of October. For

more information, call

(847) 877-4784.

Fall Fashion Show

6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct.

27, Ginger’s, 254 Green

Bay Road, Highwood.

Highland Park’s My Best

Friend’s Closet hosts a fall

fashion show to benefit

nonprofit Bridge to Success.

For more information,

call (847) 681-0002.

The Monster Bash

6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct.

29, Deer Creek Racquet

Club, 701 Deer Creek

Parkway, Highland Park.

Come in costumes and

play tennis. A prize will be

give to the best costume.

Deer Creek members who

bring a nonmember friend

will receive 50 percent off

fees. $25. For more information,

visit pdhp.org.


Piano Recital with


6-7 p.m., first Saturday

of every month, Madame

ZuZu’s Tea House,

582 Roger Williams Ave.,

Highland Park. Please join

us for an evening of live

classical piano music with

commentaries about the

composers and the pieces

being played, presented by

Zina Katsman of “Piano

for Everyone”, rare teas

and smoothies and great

company. For more information,

call (847) 926-


Women’s Care Group

Highland Park-Highwood

Legal Aid Clinic,

830 Green Bay Road,

Highland Park. This is

a woman’s care group,

where participates will

receive support by learning

about unhealthy relationships

and behaviors,

recognize the impact this

can have on you and your

children, and explore new

coping skills for a happy,

healthier life. For meeting

times and more information,

call (847) 731-7165

HilariTEA Comedy


8:30 p.m., every first

Saturday of the month,

Madame Zuzu’s Tea

House, 582 Roger Williams

Ave., Highland Park.

HilariTea Comedy Showcase

features a rotating

cast of stand-up comics

who perform in showcases

and comedy clubs such

as Zanies and The Laugh


Story Time, Milk and

Cookies at Panera

9:30-10 a.m., fourth

Tuesday of every month,

Panera, 1853 N. 2nd St.,

Highland Park. Join us

for a special story time,

milk and cookies. Children

ages 2-5 and parents

and caregivers are invited

the fourth Tuesday of the

month. Visit www.hplibrary.org/evanced.

To submit an item for the

community calendar, contact

Editor Courtney Jacquin at


or (847) 272-4565 ext. 34.

Entries are due by noon on

the Thursday prior to publication


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Highwood Pumpkin Fest

celebrates the season

Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

Paola Secada, left, 5, and Emma Cruz, 4, of Buffalo

Grove on a slide at the Great Pumpkin Festival carnival.

Ellie Franklin, of Highwood, places pumpkins on

scaffolding on Waukegan Avenue.

Jaedon Soto was eager

to show everyone the

pumpkin bag he decorated

last weekend, Oct. 7-9, at

the seventh annual Great

Highwood Pumpkin Fest


The 5-year-old Highwood

resident and his

mother, Stephanie Soto,

brought members of their

family to the event. They

were among the thousands

from throughout Midwest

who visited the now world

famous festival.

Soto proudly showed

his name brilliantly printed

on the front of the bag

along with small figures

of pumpkins, ghosts and

other Halloween figures

now attached to his treasure.

“I did it with sticky

tape,” he said as he moved

a ghost figure nearer to

the graveyard head stone.

“I like coming because of

the big wall of pumpkins

that lights up when it gets

dark outside.

“We’ve come here before

but this is the first

time for my brother and

parents who live in the

Naperville and Aurora

area,” Stephanie Soto

said. “It’s nice to have

events like this one. This

is good family fun and it’s

so clean.”

Every year since 2010,

the City of Highwood

hosts the event to benefit

a nonprofit organization.

This year’s beneficiary

is Make-a-Wish Illinois,

which grants the wishes of

children with life-threatening

medical conditions,”

said Eric Falberg,

Highwood Alderman and

founder of the event.

“We set a lofty goal of

raising enough money

to grant the wishes for

100 children,” he stated.

“One of those children

whose wish previously

was granted was one of

Highwood’s own, Sammy

Sommer. The 8-year old

leukemia patient was able

to visit Disney World with

his family.”

Sammy Sommer, then

living in Highwood, was

eight years old with an

unrelenting disease when

Make-a-Wish Illinois

granted his wish to return

to Disney World.

The family, at the time,

had lived in Highwood for

10 years. They now are

Highland Park residents.

Alex Davis, 10, of Great Lakes, works on carving a pumpkin prior to the lighting

ceremony Friday, Oct. 7, at the Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival. Photos by Claire

Esker/22nd Century Media

“Sammy loved sea turtles

and watching them

hatch on the Florida

beaches,” said Michael

Sommer, Sammy’s dad,

a rabbi with Highland

Park’s Congregation Har

Shalom “When we realized

he would not live

to see another group of

turtles hatch, our friend

and member of our congregation,

Richard Oleff,

a Wish Granter for Makea-Wish

helped us get the

trip to Disney World.”

“Our Superhero Sam

was so weak,” said Phyllis

Sommer, a rabbi with

Congregation Am Shalom,

Glencoe. “Our Wish

Granters pulled out all

the tricks. One of them

was swimming with the

dolphins at Animal Kingdom.”

Rabbi Michael Sommer

thanked everyone who

came to help his family

during his son’s illness.

“Highwood is like one

big, extended family,” he

said. “People helped us in

so many ways. There al-

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North Shore School District 112

Residents call BDR3 ‘a punishment’ for failed referendum

Erin Yarnall

Freelance Reporter

The Highland Park District

112 School Board

met for the committee of

the whole meeting Oct. 4

to discuss new and previously

drafted options for

school boundaries with

BDR3 — a school closing

plan that would eliminate

four elementary schools

and one middle school in

the district.

Chief Technology Officer

John Petzke went

over the original drafts for

BDR3, which were presented

to the board at its

Sept. 20 meeting, and then

presented four revisions

to the original drafts.

Members of the community

were made aware

of the drafts and their revisions,

and 32 residents,

parents and community

members expressed their

disapproval of them during

the public comment

portion of the meeting

with some accusing the

board of implementing

BDR3 as a way to “punish

the community” for not

passing the March referendum.

“BDR3 seems very retaliatory,“

Highland Park

resident Meghan Poulsom

said. “It seems like we’re

being punished for not

passing the plan. I think

it’s ridiculous.”

Much of the concern

dealt with parents worrying

about their children

being taken out of their

neighborhood schools.

Another large concern

expressed during public

comment was that residents

will have a difficult

time selling their homes

because of BDR3 and

the lack of neighborhood


Petzke and the board

also discussed student

enrollment within each

boundary draft, as overcrowding

at schools is a

major concern for the rollout

of BDR3.

“The district is extremely

efficient under (drafts A

and C) for the next few

years,” Petzke said.

After looking at all of

the options for BDR3,

board member Samantha

Stolberg endorsed draft A,

which is the most similar

draft to the current school


“Draft A has the least

amount of impact for the

entire district,” Stolberg


The board revised draft

A, which was their top

choice for the BDR3 options,

but will not officially

vote on it until a special

meeting is held.

After hearing complaints

during the public

comments portion of the

meeting, the board also

discussed how to be more

transparent in their actions

while continuing to

draft BDR3.

“Can we send an email

to the community that

includes this draft to let

people know what’s going

and keep the communication

open,” board member

Eric Ephraim said.

The board also received

an update on the 2017-

2018 school calendar

from Assistant Superintendent

of Personnel Services

Monica Schroeder

about whether or not District

112 will recognize

Columbus Day. After a

suggestion from board

member Karla Livney,

the calendar committee

will recommend that the

board votes to take the

day off and refer to it as

Fall Break.

While the day would be

called Fall Break on the

calendar distributed to the

community, the official

calendar that the district

submits to the state would

recognize Columbus Day.

“I support calling it

Fall Break,” board member

Jane Solmor-Mordini

said. “I think it’s an elegant

compromise and I

think we are taking a step

in teaching our children

the right thing.”

The board will vote on

the calendar at its next

regular meeting on Oct.


Suspicious person reported

at Elm Place Middle School

Submitted by City of Highland


A student from Elm Place School

saw a man exiting a white vehicle

wearing a mask at approximately 1

p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, according

to Highland Park Police.

The man was reported to be taking

photographs of students at recess

at Indian Trail School while

both Indian Trail and Elm Place

students were outside.

Adult supervisors were outside

with the students and did not see

the suspicious person or receive

the initial report.

As soon as the incident was reported,

Highland Park Police were

contacted and began the investigation.

The Highland Park Police Department

is working with North

Shore School District 112 to ensure

the safety of the students and staff.

Police responded promptly to the

school and searched the surrounding

areas for the described vehicle

without result.

Video was reviewed and it was

learned that at no time was a suspicious

vehicle parked in the spot

where the students reported.

At this time, it appears that there

was no threat to students at either


The District closely monitors

visitors to the District 112 buildings

and staff keeps a close watch

around the buildings during recess,

outdoor gym time and during arrival

and dismissal.

If you see any suspicious activity,

report it to the Highland Park

Police Department. Reinforce digital

citizenship lessons with your

children (i.e., do not “friend” or

communicate with strangers at any

time online or through text messaging,

and share messages of concern

with an adult).


From Page 3

ways was an adult with Sammy

in the hospital.”

The family now has turtles

of every kind throughout their

house to remind them of their

son and brother.

“We look upon this Highwood

Pumpkin Fest as a way

to honor Sammy’s memory,”

Rabbi Michael said. “We

hope his story and the work

of Make-a-Wish and how it

helped him inspires others

to support the organization’s


Sammy Sommer passed

away Dec. 14, 2013, of acute

myeloid leukemia at the age

of 8.

The event has a fun focus

in addition to making a difference

for a nonprofit group

like Make-a-Wish, according

to Falberg.

“We want to break the Guinness

Book of World Records

for the most jack-o’-lanterns

lit at one time,” he said.

Highwood’s count last year

of 26,287 was just shy of Boston’s

30,128 jack-o’-lanterns.

The idea of a pumpkin festival

began brewing in Falberg’s

mind when he and his

wife, who lived on the East

Coast then, attended the original

pumpkin festival in Keene,

N.H. When the couple moved

to Highwood Falberg decided

to bring the event to his new

hometown as head of the special

events committee for the


Highwood lines the downtown

area with walls of pumpkins

during the festival. The

view is more spectacular at

night when those pumpkins

are lit and transformed into a

city of jack-o’-lanterns.

Among the dozens of families

carving pumpkins was

Highland Park’s Stephanie

Siegel, who brought her children

Jordyn, 5, and Cameron

3, and niece Maya Seli, 12,

to add their carved creations

to one of the shelves on the

pumpkin walls.

“I am here for the fun of it,”

Seli said. “We do this every

year. It’s a great way to socialize

with your friends.”

The craft booths offered an

array of things to do or learn.

Chicago Wax Hand provided

visitors a unique opportunity

to make a wax mold of

their hands.

The Midwest Artist Initiative

once again created foam

pumpkin creations to be bid

upon and sold. There was an

elaborate merry-go-round and

a large shark with yet another

pumpkin inside of it.

“Anyone can bid on these

unique pumpkins,” said artist

David Motley. “All proceeds

go to “Make-a-Wish.”

“We come up with these

ideas and try to see which one

of us can outdo the other,” artist

Ben Banaloff said.

Highland Park’s Will Ackerman

and his daughter, Reese

Weissman, 10, continued carving,

cleaning out the pumpkins’

insides — all the while talking

and laughing. “I am making a

jack-o’-lantern to scare away

the bad spirits,” said Weissman.

“I learned that’s what

people used to do a long time


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Police Reports

Des Plaines teen arrested for aggravated assault

Briana Jackson, 18, of

Des Plaines, was arrested

and charged with aggravated

assault and unlawful

use of a knife after police

responded to a report of a

dispute in the 700 block of

Red Oak Lane.

Johnson was released on

a recognizance bond with

a court date of Oct. 24 in


In other police news:


Oct. 1

• Jordan Esparza-Kelley,

20, of Beach Park, was

arrested and charged

with speeding 35+ mph

over the limit after being

stopped by police near

Half Day and Skokie Valley

roads. Esparza-Kelley

was released on a personal

recognizance bond with

a court date of Oct. 26 in

Park City.

Sept. 29

• Seth Ardelean, 22. of

Skokie, was arrested and

charged with driving while

license suspended and unattended

running vehicle

after police responded to

an accident where an unattended

vehicle had rolled

into another vehicle in the

2100 block of Green Bay


Sept. 27

• David T. Melinger, 52,

of the 200 block of Barberry

Road, was arrested

and charged with driving

under the influence and

improper lane usage after

police responded to a single

vehicle accident near

the intersection of Clavey

and Ridge roads. Melinger

was released on a personal

recognizance bond with

a court date of Oct. 14 in


• Cash was reported stolen

from an unattended backpack

at 12:49 p.m. in the

600 block of Central Avenue.

Sept. 26

• Michael P. George, 29,

of the 1400 block of St.

Johns Ave., was arrested

and charged with driving

under the influence and

driving an uninsured motor

vehicle after police

responded to a well being

check in the 700 block of

Deerfield Road.

Sept. 25

• An unknown person entered

a locker at a business

between 7:55 and

9:35 a.m. in the 700 block

of Central Avenue and removed

gym shoes, a gym

bag and a TRX pro set.

Sept. 24

• A green metal Algoma

hammock with white

chains was reported missing

at 8:55 a.m. in the 3600

block of Leonard Wood


Sept. 23

• An unknown subject

entered a business in the

2000 block of Skokie Balley

Road and removed

three Dyson stick vacuums,

placed them in a cart

and left the store without

paying for the items. The

theft was reported at 11:58

a.m. Sept. 24.

Sept. 21

• A 2015 Ford SUV was

scratched with an unknown

object while parked

in a driveway at 5:12 p.m.

in the 900 block of Deerfield

Road. The passenger

side quarter panel, front

door and rear door had

horizontal scratches.

Sept. 20

• The front glass door to a

business was found damaged

likely by a rock at

1:10 a.m. in the 2000 block

of Skokie Valley Road. No

apparent entry was gained

to the business nor was

anything reported as taken.

• Graffiti in red marker

was located on the walking

path at 5:16 p.m. near the

intersection of Johnston

Drive and Overlook Road.


No data available for

Highwood this week.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Highland

Park Landmark’s Police

Reports are compiled from

official reports emailed from

the Highland Park Police

Department headquarters in

Highland Park and found on

file at the Highwood Police

Department. Individuals

named in these reports are

considered innocent of all

charges until proven guilty in

a court of law.

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Great Pumpkin Contest

Seeking best jack-o’-lanterns

in Highland Park, Highwood

Eric DeGrechie

Managing Editor

It sure seems like everything

is coming up pumpkin these

days. Whether you’re feasting

on pumpkin pie or pouring

yourself a tasty pumpkin

flavored beverage, the popular

fruit has taken over the fall season.

While dressing up to scare

your neighbors for Halloween

is a time-honored tradition,

so is carving up pumpkins in

the days leading up the holiday.

With that sentiment, The

Landmark is kicking off its annual

Great Pumpkin Contest.

As in similar contests such as

the Family Vacation Photo and

Father’s Day competitions,

The Highland Park Landmark

is calling for your best and

most creative art sculpted into

your jack-o’-lanterns.

There is no limit to what

your pumpkin can be. The only

restriction is that the pumpkins

must reside in Highland Park

or Highwood and must be decorated

this year.

To accommodate those who

save pumpkin-carving festivities

for All Hallow’s Eve, the

deadline for the photos is noon

Monday, Oct. 31. You have another

two weeks to buy your

pumpkin, come up with your

creatively creepy composition,

take a picture and sent it in to

The Landmark.

Include your first and last

name, as well as a phone number

and address. The winner

will receive a spooky surprise

— a gift card from Confection

Connection in Highland Park

— and be printed in the Nov. 3

issue of The Landmark, along

with the runners-up.

Send entries to Editor Courtney

Jacquin at courtney@hplandmark.com

or mail them to The

Highland Park Landmark, 60

Revere Drive, Suite 888, Northbrook,

IL 60062.

RIGHT: Last year’s carving

contest winner. 22nd Century

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Wagner Farm, Glenview

Enjoy wagon rides on the farm, harvest-time food

treats, and arts & crafts at this annual event.


Downtown Evanston

Enjoy an afternoon of beer tasting, delicious local

food, live music and beautiful fall weather!

October 20th–23rd HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL

Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe

See spooky sights, walk along Jack-o-Lantern-lit

paths, and participate in fun activities for both

children and adults.


Park Center, Glenview

A family-friendly indoor Halloween party with face

painting, games, crafts and more for ages 2-10.


Lloyd Beach, Winnetka

Search for hidden treasures at this legendary

beach where pirates once crashed their ship.


Hubbard Woods, Winnetka

There will be fun for all ages at this Halloweenthemed

event which includes pumpkin decorating,

carnival games, and a costume contest.

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Winnetka Community House

A tradition in Winnetka since 1915.

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Unitas, along with many other adorable dogs and

cats, is be available for adoption at the PAWS

Chicago North Shore Adoption Center, located

at 1616 Deerfield Road in Highland Park. To

learn more and see the hours of operation, visit

pawschicago.org or call (773) 935-PAWS.

HELP! The Highland Park Landmark is in search of more

pets. To see your pet featured as Pet of the Week, send information

to Courtney Jacquin at courtney@hplandmark.

com or 60 Revere Drive, Suite 888, Northbrook, IL 60062.


Winnetka presents

preservation awards,

construction extensions

At Winnetka’s Oct. 4

Village Council meeting,

the Village had the

chance to salute historic

preservation efforts going

on in town. According to

the Winnetka Landmark

Preservation Commission,

seven Winnetka property

owners and corresponding

architects were recently

able to restore properties

with historic character.

In a memo to the Council,

village planning assistant

Ann Klaassen

said Village Preservation

Awards are given to people

who truly help retain the

uniqueness of Winnetka.

“The Preservation

Awards program seeks to

honor those construction

projects in the village that

have helped preserve the

history and character of

the village,” Klaassen said.

Six of the awarded properties

were rehabilitation

projects in different parts

of the Village and the seventh

honor went to the

owners and architect of a

home that was designed by

noted 20th century architect

David Adler.

According to Winnetka

Landmark Preservation

Commission chairwoman

Louise Holland, after becoming

dilapidated, the

Adler house was moved

and restored from its original

location on Laurel Avenue

to its current spot on

Burr Avenue. According

to information provided

by the commission, the

restored home features a

new garage, garden walls,

a white exterior and better


Reporting by Daniel I. Dorfman,

Freelance Reporter.

Full story at WinnetkaCurrent.com.


Chalet Scarecrow Festival

celebrates season

Nothing embraces the

start of the fall season like

the Chalet Garden and

Nursery Center’s annual

Scarecrow Festival. Held

over the chilly Oct. 3-4

weekend, families came

armed with old clothes,

ready to make a friendly,

frightening or foolish

hay-man sure to keep the

ghosts and goblins away

this holiday season.

Chalet provided hay,

paints and moral support

as folks worked tirelessly

stuffing countless barrels

of hay into old jeans, pajamas

and even a baby’s

pumpkin outfit.

Julie Rounds, Chalet’s

container designer and

seasonal help associate

manned the event, happy

to see families working together

and celebrating all

that the fall season offers.

“This event is really

about togetherness,” she

said. “It’s just a fun, positive,

free family event that

brings people together,

making us all appreciate

the fall season.”

This year, Rounds also

set up a photo opportunity

area, decorated with

a bench, mums and pumpkins

where families could

take a snapshot with their

newly made stuffed friend.

“I thought it would be

nice to have a formal area

for families to take photos

of their hard work,”

Rounds said. “We have

staff on hand to help take

group shots too.”

Lidney Clarke attended

with his family for the

first time and said that the

Scarecrow Festival was a

fun way to spend a weekend


“This is our first time

attending, and it’s wonderful,”

he said. “It’s a nice

way to do something fun

with the whole family.”

Reporting by Alexa Burnell,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at WilmetteBeacon.



Council fuels flames on

joint firefighting effort

Concerns over the increasingly

difficult role of

funding pension liabilities

for police officers and firefighters

may lead to higher

taxes in Lake Forest or

the creation of joint fire

and emergency medical

services with neighboring


The Lake Forest City

Council discussed shortterm,

intermediate and

long-term solutions to the

challenges of continuing

to provide a high level of

fire and emergency medical

services in the wake of

operational and financial

pressures during its regularly

scheduled meeting on

Monday, Oct. 3, from City


City Manager Bob Kiely

urged the Council to take

up the unsavory task of

finding solutions before

the city’s Nov. 14 budget

meeting regarding the

funding of public safety

pensions. Kiely stressed

that Lake Forest would be

among the first in the area

to meet the issue — shared

by many local municipalities

— head on.

“Everybody is fighting

with the same issues that

we are fighting with but

it’s one of those issues

where nobody wants to be

out in front,” Kiely said.

“This isn’t going to be a

very comfortable conversation

and it’s certainly not

going to be an easy conversation

to undertake.”

The assembled aldermen

on the Council mulled

over the pros and cons of

the short-term, intermediate

and long-term solutions.

Short-term solutions

included a proposed increase

in a water bill, set

at $10 per quarter or an

increase to the real estate

tax levy.

Reporting by Derek Wolff,

Sports Editor. Full story at



Village approves $18

million in refunding bonds

The Glenview Village

Board unanimously approved

the issuance of

$18,410,000 in general obligation

refunding bonds

during its meeting on

Tuesday, Oct. 4. Trustees

also waived administrative

rules and adopted the ordinance

on first reading to

allow staff adequate time

to prepare the documents

needed to meet the Oct. 27

closing date.

The bonds were issued

to refund general obligations

bonds issued in 2009

for the construction of the

Glenview Public Library

and to improve two stormwater

service areas.

The remaining principal

and interest debt

service remaining on

the original bonds totals

$27,051,168.75, and

the final payment is due

Dec. 1, 2029. But the Village,

heeding advice from

municipal advisor John

Miller, of Ehlers & Associates,

decided to issue the

refunding bonds to lower

that cost.

“Refunding is a refinancing,”

Miller said. “It’s

similar to a home refinancing

in that you sell a new

bond issue, use the proceeds

to pay off the old

bond issue, and the fact

that there are interest rates

available now in the market

that were lower than

at the time of the sale of

the [original bonds], that’s

what produces the savings

Please see nfyn, 11

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We’re actually preventing

the onset of Alzheimer’s.


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Highland Park, IL


Meet homeless pets

available for adoption.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Noon to 4

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Out on

the town

Elite Wellness

opens its doors for

Ladies Night Out

Submitted by Elite


From same-day appointments

to walk-in availability.

Healthcare for what’s next.

From regular checkups to unexpected illnesses, when you need

medical care, you want it right away. NorthShore Medical Group

offices are right in your neighborhood, offering exceptional care

and simple convenience.

• Expert, supportive primary care physicians

• Walk-in availability, early morning, evening and

weekend hours

• Access to a network of hospitals and leading specialists

• Easy appointment scheduling on your smartphone, tablet

or computer

Schedule an appointment today. We’re here in the neighborhood.

Highland Park

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1777 Green Bay Road, Suite 201

(847) 433-3460

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NorthShore Highland

Park Hospital

777 Park Avenue West

(847) 432-8000

After an extremely successful

public open house

in July, Elite Wellness —

Highland Park and Bystol

Performance Center

(BPC), the nation’s most

comprehensive holistic

wellness and personal

training center, hosted an

exclusive Ladies Night

Out night of well-being

for guests to discover the

fountain of youth Thursday,

Sept. 29.

The public was invited

to experience the revolution

in health, wellness,

revitalization and sports

therapy at Elite and BPC

first-hand with complimentary

services to showcase

its comprehensive

holistic healing, exercise

science and sports medicine

programs all under

one roof.

Complimentary services

at Ladies Night

included three-minute

full body cryotherapy,

mini acupuncture session,

10-minute chair

massages, makeovers by

Constantine James, celebrity

make-up artist from

Cos Bar, golf swing assessments

by Movement

3 Golf and more. The

female-centered fun also

includes various “feats of

strength” competitions,

such as sled pulling and

chin-ups, for a chance to

win complimentary sessions

with BPC trainer

and owner, Mike Bystol.

“We’re thrilled to host

this night out to showcase

our amazing facility

Celebrity makeup artist Constantine James of Cos

Bar gives Randi Moxi of Elite Wellness a 20-minute

makeover at Elite Wellness’ Ladies Night out Sept. 29 in

Highland Park. Photos submitted

Barbara Giannetti tells guests about her all-natural, low

calorie 3 Girls Margarita Mix.

Guest enjoyed complementary cryofacials at Elite


and services that help our

clients look and feel their

best,” says Randi Moxi,

Marketing Manager.

“Elite and BPC have truly

changed the landscape

for wellness throughout

greater Chicagoland, being

the nation’s most comprehensive,


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School News

Township District 113

Highland Park High School and

Deerfield teachers host Post-

Secondary Planning Fair for students

with special needs

Stephanie Gordon of Deerfield

High School and Paul Harris of

Highland Park High School are

members of the CHOICES Committee,

a consortium of counselors and

special educators that represent high

schools in the northern suburbs of


Gordon, Harris and the committee

will present CHOICES: A Post Secondary

Planning Fair for Students

with Special Needs 6 p.m. Monday,

Oct. 17.

The event consists of a series of

informational sessions and will take

place at Lake Forest High School

East Campus (1285 N. McKinley


Last year’s event drew more than

900 students and parents, all eager

to learn about services available to

support students in their transition

into college. This year, the event

features breakout sessions led by

representatives from Bradley University,

Harper College, Oakton

Community College, University

of Colorado at Boulder and EDGE

Learning & Wellness Collegiate


Following the sessions is the

College Fair, where students and

parents will be able to meet admission

representatives from higher

education institutions and transition

programs from across the country.

All families that attend will receive

a post-high school reference

guide with information about postsecondary

paths, the admissions

process, transition plans, and other

helpful resources.

For more information, visit the

CHOICES website: www.postsecondarychoices.org

Wolters Field Advisory Group

meeting scheduled

The next meeting of the Wolters

Field Advisory Group is now scheduled

for 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 in

the Board Room of the District 113

Administration Building, 1040 Park

Ave. West, Highland Park.

This meeting is in place of the previously

scheduled Nov. 3 meeting.

This meeting is open to the public,

and we invite anyone interested to


During this meeting, the Advisory

Group will discuss a number

of topics impacting Wolters Field

and the surrounding neighbors

and neighborhood. District 113

will post an agenda for the Oct.

20 meeting on the Athletics Page

of the HPHS website approximately

one week in advance of the


North Shore School District 112

Four D112 schools finalists for Lake

County Attendance Week Top Ten


Congrats to Braeside, Ravinia,

Lincoln and Sherwood elementary

schools for being finalists in the

Lake County Attendance Week Top

Ten Award.

This year, 145 schools took part

in the contest, which promotes improved

school attendance at the beginning

of the school year.

The competition ranks schools

across four categories with the

awards going to the top 10 schools in

each category that have the best attendance

percentage for the week of

Sept. 12-16.

School News is compiled by Editor

Courtney Jacquin

From the City

Early voting available

at Highland Park Police

Department Oct.

24–Nov. 5

Stop by Highland Park

Police Department, 1677

Old Deerfield Road, from

Oct. 24–Nov. 5 to vote


Early voting will be

located in the training

room 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Monday through Friday

and 9 a.m.–2 p.m.


For additional voting

information, please visit

cityhpil.com/vote or call

the City Manager’s Office

at (847) 926-1000.

From the city is compiled

from the Highland Park’s



From Page 8

over time. The goal, of

course, is the debt service

savings over the remaining

13 years of the bond


Ehlers received seven

bids from underwriters.

The best came from J.P.

Morgan Securities at a

1.9675 percent true interest

cost, which would save

$1,454,876, or 8.471 percent,

of the $17,175,000

callable refunded principal


Reporting by Chris Pullam,

Contributing Editor. Full

story at GlenviewLantern.



Friends of the Green Bay

Trail to expand board,

start Trust for the Trail

Buckthorn’s status as an

aggressive, invasive species

makes it a major enemy

to the Friends of the

Green Bay Trail, but on

Thursday night, Oct. 6,

the plant lent its name to

the Friends’ sixth annual

Buckthorn Barbecue fundraiser.

Friends President Betsy

Leibson said that barbecue

is the group’s only fundraiser.

Money raised from

ticket sales and a live auction

will go toward restoration

projects and maintaining

the trail.

“People want to give

you trees, but we need

things like seed, to hire

people to do stewardship

[work],” Leibson said.

Friends Board Member

Josh Lutton presented the

Friends of the Green Bay

Trail’s strategic plan for

2016-2020 over dinner.

Lutton said that the plan

centers on the acquisition

of five new land parcels.

These acquisitions will

be supported by deeper

community partnerships

and the expansion of the

Friends’ board of trustees

from nine to 15 members,

Lutton said. The group

will also establish a “Trust

for the Trail” and raise $1

million, which Lutton said

will go toward ensuring

that the work done by the

Friends will be maintained

in the future.

Reporting by Alexandra Greenwald,

Freelance Reporter.

Full story at GlencoeAnchor.


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All Highland Park residents are invited to learn about Ravinia’s upcoming building projects at

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RSVP by October 14 to abrightwell@ravinia.org

Wendy S. Anderson

Contributing Columnist

Highland Park has

some rude, scary

drivers — and

I’ve driven on the cockamamie

streets of Boston,

a city whose motorists

have ranked “worst of

the worst” in the nation

for three years running

according to a major auto

insurer’s annual report.

I’m not sure exactly what

recipe creates our own

take-the-cake drivers, but

scorn must be an ingredient.

The other day I had

to go to the post office.

I’d barely left my house

before someone cut me,

and everyone else, off

at a four-way stop. As

the car in front of her

pulled away, this woman

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zoomed away too. It was

as if her car had been

invisibly yanked by the

one in front of her. Perhaps

she thought the rest

of us wouldn’t notice her

naughtiness. More likely,

she didn’t care.

When I’d gone a few

blocks farther on St.

Johns, a car darted from a

side street. The driver had

made brief eye contact,

decided I was an inconsequential

chump, and went

on. I had to brake.

Soon I’d reached the

infamous intersection

of Central Ave. and St.

Johns. If I were a cop, I’d

hunker down near here

and load the city coffers

from all the tickets I’d

write. People roll through

the stop signs. They go

out of turn. They beep

and yell. They almost hit

pedestrians. On this day

I watched an SUV nearly

clip a couple with a

stroller in the crosswalk.

Baby be damned, this guy

was going. And go he did,

brushing by close enough

that the startled parents

had to stop dead in their

tracks. A similar occurrence

happened earlier

at that same intersection,

when I waved on

a frantic-looking mom

with a carriage. She came

to my car window and

spoke these exact words:

“Thank you so much.

You’re the first person

who hasn’t tried to run

over us.” I am not making

that up.

The other day along my

residential street a driver

zipped around a corner as

I walked my pup. What

did she do when she

spotted us? She sped up.

I pulled my Louie onto

the grass, as I have many

times before, wondering

what goes through the

minds of these swift drivers

in their big cars. Does

going super fast solve

anything? Does it make

them feel empowered or

sleek or young? Would

they feel the same way if

I tripped or my dog unexpectedly

decided to bolt?

Callousness is sometimes

a factor. One of my

most memorable bad-baddriver

stories is not mine

but an older friend’s. This

was winter. She had an

appointment and parked

in a lot behind the business.

When she made her

way back to her car, she

slipped on a patch of ice.

She and her cane went

flying. A driver who had

impatiently waited for her

to cross in front of him

so he could exit the lot

did not flinch. Without

rolling down his window

or displaying one whit

of concern, he gingerly

maneuvered his vehicle

around her prone body

and left.

I wish I was making

that up, but I am not.

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From the Editor

What’s going on Highland Park?

Courtney Jacquin


Does it feel like

I’ve been talking

(well, writing) a

lot lately?

Letters to the Editor

Carcinogenic radiation

trumps religious liberties

in City of Highwood

Carcinogenic radiation

devices will soon be installed

within or near every

private dwelling in the

City of Highwood for the

second time in four consecutive


These new devices will

replace your existing, reliable,

secure and safe

electricity usage meters

with inferior, invasive and

unhealthy meters which

report your real time usage

of electricity in your

private dwelling, as well

as relaying the usage data

of other neighborhood customers

directly through the

devices within your private

air space.

In September of 2016,

two representatives from

the power company presented

their “smart meter”

deployment schedule at a

Highwood City Council

meeting. The installations,

which were originally to

begin during 2017, will

instead begin this November,

2016. The representatives

failed to present any

OK sure, it’s my job

to write about Highland

Park and Highwood, and

in these editorial, tell you

a little bit about myself.

I’m tired of talking about

myself for a bit, let’s focus

on you.

My favorite part about

putting out The Highland

Park Landmark every

week is getting to share

with you the stories of

residents and local business

doing great things.

The problem, however, is

that as much as I’d like to

of the risks and dangers

to the council, including

how these devices don’t

exactly comply with our

Adopting Ordinance

(2009-O-25) which promotes

the “...health, safety

and welfare...” of residents.

Something about

money and savings was

mentioned; carcinogenic

radiation, hacking, restrictive

time-of-use billing,

personal appliance issues,

privacy, “grid crashing”,

invisible and environmentally

harmful “ElectroSmog”,

overheating and

fires were among items not

discussed in any detail.

Our own fire department

has recently been eliminated;

donning a risky grid

system is proper attire for

our city?

At least two North Shore

municipalities in Lake

County, Illinois, have

drafted resolutions which

encourage the power company

to offer customers

an opportunity to permanently

“opt-out” of this

program, in favor of our

individual rights. The City

of Highwood has been

be, I can’t be everywhere

at once. Despite my hardest

efforts, I can’t even be

two places at once. I’m

working on it, but I don’t

think it’s going too well.

That means I need a

little help from you. Yes,


Do you know of something

interesting going

on in Highland Park or

Highwood? Do you know

someone doing something

special? Everyone has a

story, and I want to do my

best to tell it.

asked to make a similar

resolution; having told me

face-to-face that my religious

practice regarding

personal health and safety

was not important during

our invasive water meter

replacement program,

I’m not sure what support

might surface from the city

that displays a September

Eleventh terror attacks memorial

which states the importance

of our religious

liberties in this nation.

In the future, when our

screens go blank during

events like the Chicago

Cubs winning the World

Series, we can thank ourselves

for trading reliability

for vulnerability and

imagined savings.

You can call the power

company to delay the installation

of this new device.

You should be sure

to do it before the Grim

Reaper arrives at your

door on this coming eve of

All Saints Day, to continue

the campaign of removing

our first and fourth amendment


C.S. Rankin

Highwood resident

So as always, my inbox

and my phone line is

open. Shoot me an email

anytime at courtney@

hplandmark.com or call

me at (847) 272-4565. I

want to tell these stories

even more, but I can’t do

it without your help.

go figure

An intriguing number from this week’s



The number residents

who expressed

disapproval of D112’s


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Starving Artists fest in

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flaming passion and fine

food Hel’s Kitchen Catering serves up food

and unique experiences, Page 21

Hannah Brown, left, of

Highland Park, exits the

chapel during a performance

of “Tony and Tina’s Wedding”

in Chicago. Photo Submitted

HP native takes on staring

role in “Tony and Tina’s

Wedding” in Chicago, Page 17

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north shore puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku

THE NORTH SHORE: Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Northbrook, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfield, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff

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1. World Service


4. Necktie with broad


9. Mounted on

13. Thai language

14. It often needs to be


16. Baby’s first word


17. First word in “Send

in the Clowns”

19. Lake Forest Public

Library has comprehensive

information on

these political figures

21. “Heavy” music


23. Yarn ball

24. Boil ahead of time,


27. Smart __ (wise


31. Slalom bumps

33. One thing after


35. Drink holder

37. Blow one’s top

39. Foolish talk

40. No more than

42. Remained as is

44. Sky color

45. Deep-voiced Hayes

47. Prepare for wintry


49. “Yikes!”

50. Walked on again

52. More like a type

of fruit

54. Two fivers

56. Type of grape

59. Troika

61. Pallid

62. Swimwear, workout

gear and swim

accessories store in


68. Word with Far or


69. Erelong

70. NY prison

72. Hilo garland

73. Kind of test

74. Organism bodies

75. Often-repeated abbreviation


1. Airship

2. Even lower

3. Think on

4. ___ Hoc

5. Not guzzle

6. Beetle, e.g.

7. Crude group?

8. Genius physicist

and inventor

9. Uncouth one

10. Light brown

11. Cull

12. Ballet step

15. Cambodian cash

18. Tijuana specialty

20. Dork

22. Theatre section

25. One of ___

26. Clumsy person

28. Exam no-no

29. Dolphin’s nemesis

30. Smooth transition

32. Sour

34. Request

35. Rope fiber

36. Like liquidy jello

38. Agenda

41. Tale

43. Russian assembly

46. Pre-Euro cash in


48. Hummus holder

51. Inner layer of the


53. Rest

55. Laughfests

57. Attack

58. Monkey business

60. Placed above

62. Where experiments

may take


63. Half and half

64. “Hardly!”

65. Code of life

66. Not brilliant

67. S.American


71. High marks in



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the highland park landmark | October 13, 2016 | 17

Highland Park grad stars as Tina in ‘Tony and Tina’s Wedding’

Courtney Jacquin, Editor

It’s a Chicago institution,

and it’s finally returned.

This time, with a

little but of Highland Park

in the mix.

“Tony and Tina’s Wedding”,

the interactive spoof

on an ‘80s Italian wedding,

returned to Chicago

Sept. 22 after a hiatus of

the show’s 14-year run in

Chicago. Hannah Brown,

a Highland Park native and

2009 Highland Park High

School graduate, plays the

role of Tina.

While “Tony and Tina”

is a little before Brown’s

time, she had a personal

connection to the show to

get involved. Her dad’s

friend, Brown said, was

one of the original show’s

writers, which went up in

New York in 1988 and she

encouraged Brown to audition.

“I had actually never

seen the show,” Brown


Though she didn’t have

a deep connection to the

show going in, Brown said

in some ways, it makes

playing this role easier —

it allows her to create her

own character without

feeling the pressure of trying

to replicated previous

actors’ work.

“Tony and Tina’s Wedding”

is not your typical

musical. It’s interactive

theater, meaning the typical

fourth wall in plays and

musicals is broken, and the

audience is a part of the

experience. In the new

“Tony and Tina’s Wedding”,

the wedding ceremony

takes place at Resurrection

Church in Chicago,

and the dinner is held just a

short walk down the street

at Vinnie Black’s Coliseum

in the city’s Lakeview


“Originally, when the

show was in New York,

the whole idea is that they

wanted people to be confused,

they didn’t know if

they were at a real wedding

or not,” Brown said. “And

with this show, we’re trying

to pay homage to the

original production with

that subtle comedy.”

Brown, an Illinois State

University graduate, made

her first major role debut

as Tina. The North Shore

native was a latecomer

to theater, not getting involved

until her time at


“I was lucky we had a

super enriched acting program

[at Highland Park

High School],” Brown

said. “It was hard, I got rejected

a lot, but that pushed

me to work even harder.”

The role of Tina is certainly

a unique one, and

Brown embraces both the

challenges and the easier

elements of the role.

“In some ways it’s easier

and in some ways it’s

harder,” Brown said. “It’s

easier in that I don’t have

to go to these deep, dark

emotional places, but at

the same time is does all

need to be really honest

... also the whole aspect of

improvising with the audience

is different for me.

I’ve never been on an improv

team, so it’s new.”

This production, which

runs through January, is

directed by Paul Stroili, a

cast member in the original

Chicago production.

Tickets for the show are

$75, and include everything

from being a part of

the wedding ceremony,

reception, an Italian-style

buffet meal, champagne

toast, wedding cake and

the opportunity to dance

and celebrate alongside

the cast.


“I love how celebrated

this show is and all the history

behind it and how excited

people get about it,”

Brown said. “I think it’s

really cool to be a part of

something with this kind

of history behind it.”



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Hannah Brown, a Highland Park native, in dance rehearsal for “Tony and Tina’s

Wedding” Saturday, Sept. 17 in Chicago. Courtney Jacquin/22nd Century Media

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The Illinois Constitution establishes a structure for government and laws. There are three ways to initiate change to the Illinois Constitution: (1) a constitutional convention may propose changes to any part;

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and other statutory highway purposes. Transportation funds may also be expended for the State or local share of highway funds to match federal aid highway funds, and expenses of grade separation

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other than costs of administering laws related to vehicles and transportation, costs for construction, reconstruction, maintenance, repair, and betterment of public highways, roads, streets, bridges, mass transit,

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the highland park landmark | October 13, 2016 | 19

Hungry for art


celebrates Starving

Artists Festival

Submitted by Amdur


Art lovers immersed

themselves in great art at

great prices at Highwood

Starving Artists Festival

Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 24-

25 in downtown Highwood.

With more than 100 juried

artists from around the

world, this unique art festival

offered original works

from masters in the field

at incredibly discounted,

end-of-season prices. Most

of the artwork available

for sale at the festival was

priced at $100 or less.

For art lovers on a budget

or for those looking for art

bargains, this was the festival

not to miss. Many of the

acclaimed artists who participate

in Amdur Productions’

festivals throughout

the season return for this

event to showcase and sell

the remainder of the season’s

inventory at heavily discounted

prices. Those who

attended found everything

from jewelry and paintings

to ceramics and fine art.

In addition to great art at

great prices, the Highwood

Starving Artists Festival

featured food from neighboring

restaurants. There

as also be live music all

weekend long adding to the

experience of this free outdoor

art festival. Fun art activities

for kids including art

fest bingo, coloring, spin art

and a graffiti wall made the

Highwood Starving Artists

Festival a destination for art

enthusiasts of all ages.

Amy Amdur, president of Amdur Productions, the

producer of the festival, shows off the heavy discounts

for art at the Highwood Starving Artists Festival on

Saturday, Sept. 24. Photos submitted

Artists displayed their work at heavy, end-of-season

discounts at the Highwood festival.

20 | October 13, 2016 | The highland park landmark faith


Faith Briefs

St. James Catholic Church (134 North Ave., Highwood)


Get active with Zumba classes 5

p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at

St. James. For more information, visit


Congregation Solel (1301 Clavey Road, Highland Park)

Torah Study

From 9:15-10:15 a.m. every Saturday

morning there will be a Torah

study at Congregation Solel. You can

come in the morning to kick off your

weekend with a Torah study and then

stay throughout the morning at Solel

for subsequent activities and fun. For

more information, go to www.solel.

org, or call (847) 433-3555.

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El (1175 Sheridan Road,

Highland Park)

Job Network Meeting

Beth El Job Network is in business.

The Network meets every Friday

morning at 9 a.m. in the library.

If you are unemployed, under-employed,

changing jobs, entering or

re-entering the work force please

join us. For more information, call

Dr. Eli Krumbein at (847) 432-6994

or email JoAnne Blumberg at JoAnneB1729@gmail.com.

Two Faiths, One Roof

Two-FOR is a group for Jewish-

Christian families for learning and

fellowship. Childcare is provided so

parents can engage in their own learning

and conversation, while children

can hear a story and make a craft for

their own experience. For more information,

contact Rabbi Ari at arim@


Christ Church (1713 Green Bay Road, Highland Park)

Men’s Fraternity: Discipleship

These ongoing men’s small groups

equip men looking to go deeper in

their spiritual journey of following

Christ with a focus on spiritual formation,

small group relationships

and provides opportunities for leadership

development and training. These

meetings are 6-7:30 a.m. every Friday


HOGS Serving Day

HOGS, “Hands Of God Serving,”

is a practical acts of service ministry

where we will clean, paint, haul stuff

and perform light plumbing, electrical

and carpentry repairs to serve the elderly,

single moms and those in need.

HOGS meets every third Saturday of

the month from 8 a.m.-noon. Contact

Phil Manley at phil@manleydevelopment.com

for more information.

MOPS at Highland Park Campus

MOPS stands for “Mothers of Preschoolers.”

MOPS is about meeting

the needs of every mom of a child

from conception through kindergarten

with local groups of moms.

Whether you’re urban, suburban,

rural, stay-at-home, working, teen,

adoptive, special-needs, single or

married, MOPS is for you. Every first

and third Friday of the month from

9:15-11:15 a.m, MOPS is a place for

moms of young children, ages 0-5, to

connect and develop deep, authentic

friendships with women in the same

season of life. This class costs $10 per

meeting, with the first meeting free.

Scholarships are available. For more

information, contact Danielle Maccabe

at (864) 901-3498 or by email at


Submit information for The Landmark’s

Faith page to Derek Wolff at

d.wolff@22ndcenturymedia.com. The

deadline is noon on Thursday. Questions?

Call (847) 272-4565 ext. 24.

In memoriam

Estela Bicoff

Estela Zunilda Orellano

de Bicoff, 91, of Highland

Park, passed away. She

was born 1925 in Luque,

Argentina. A professional

seamstress, she married

Dr. Juan Pedro Bicoff and

immigrated to America

in 1959. Landing first in

Chicago, they eventually

moved to Highland Park to

raise a family. This is where

she developed her passion

for garden design. Taking

courses and volunteering at

Chicago Botanic Garden,

she honed her craft from

some of the best. Gardens

all across the North Shore

bear witness to her talent.

Estela is preceded in death

by her husband, four brothers,

two sisters and youngest

son, Mark Eugene. Survived

by children Alfredo

and Marcella (Manfred

Ray) and her grandchildren

Isabela and Max. Services

are private. For more information,

please contact

Kelley & Spalding Funeral

Home, (847) 831-4260 or


Alice Roth

Alice Monrad


Roth, 91, passed away

Aug. 31. Roth began life

in Omaha, Neb. as the

first US-born daughter

of Danish immigrants..

After becoming a nurse,

she married and settled in

Deerfield. Over the years,

Alice worked at Highland

Park and Lake Forest Hospitals,

Whitehall and Brandel

skilled-care facilities.

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the highland park landmark | October 13, 2016 | 21

Hel’s Kitchen caters life experiences

Matt Yan, Contributing Editor

Every business owner

has a dream.

Three decades ago, David

and Cari Borris’ dream

was to run a shop specializing

in gourmet retail carryout.

The husband-andwife

team built out a space

in Highland Park that

opened in April 1985.

The response from the

community was strong,

so much that a mere two

years later, their business,

Hel’s Kitchen — named

after David’s mother Helen,

the company’s first

chef — transformed into a

catering company to meet

customers’ demand. Hel’s

Kitchen moved to Northbrook

in 1989 and multiple

expansions later, now

occupies a warehouse and

office at 3027 Commercial


“It’s kind of a classic

story,” David Borris said.

“You open up a business

and then the market directs

you where they want you

to go. We were, I guess,

fortunate enough, smart

enough — maybe more

fortunate than smart — to

move where the market

wanted us to go and turn

it into a successful business.”

The Borris’ catering operation

offers a range of

cuisine, from high-level

comfort food to what David

likes to call “West

Randolph Street,” after the

vibrant restaurant district

in downtown Chicago.

Prices are set to match the

quality of food, ranging

from $35-50 per person

for small parties requiring

a couple of staffers,

to $80-140 per person for

full-service events.

About 40-45 percent of

business is corporate catering,

David Borris said,

with the remainder being

mainly social events: weddings,

funerals, religious


The milestone events

were a lifeline for Hel’s

Kitchen when the recession

hit and corporate

demand took a nosedive.

Sales fell nearly 20 percent

in 2009 and didn’t return

to pre-recession levels for

a few years, David said.

To survive, he cut staff

salaries across the board,

including his own.

His staff stuck with the

company, and they stayed

afloat thanks to company

savings and the life-cycle

events, which continued

despite the economy.

“Look, when trouble

comes like it came in ’08

and ’09,” Borris said, “if

you’re not a high-road employer

and you have to say

to people, ‘I need you to

stick with me,’ ... they’re

going to go ‘I’m not sticking

with you.’ And then,

when you try to rebuild the

thing coming out of it two

years later, you don’t have

the talent and the historical


“We didn’t have to go

through that.”

With many of its staff

members — culinary and

administrative — staying

on board, Hel’s Kitchen

rebounded from its losses

to thrive today. To succeed,

the company evolves

to meet the ever-changing

demand of customers.

A number of menu items

have been inspired by clients

or the kitchen staff


“We cover all the palates,”

said Amber Rayniak,

executive chef at Hel’s

Kitchen. “We just did a

really good (Jewish) high

holiday business ... but at

the same time we’re doing

butter poached cod

and fish tacos and sliders

with fried green tomatoes,

so we kind of go from one

end of the spectrum to the


“It’s giving people what

they want, working towards

their event.”

When 22nd Century

Media staff went in to

Hel’s Kitchen, we were

treated to a delectable

spread of dishes. First up

were the sirloin sliders

with fried green tomatoes,

served with an avocado

aioli and sweet potato and

beet chips. The sirloin was

surprisingly tender and

saporous, and complemented

well by the crunch

of the fried tomatoes.

With the proliferation

of taco offerings across

the North Shore, it’s no

surprise Hel’s Kitchen has

its own take on the taco.

Its Korean barbecue pork

tacos, topped with a cilantro

onion relish or sliced

cucumber, were fresh and

savory, and left me wanting


One of the most popular

Hel’s Kitchen comfort

foods this fall is the panko-breaded

chicken, filled

with prosciutto, spinach,

smoked gouda and roasted

red pepper and served with

a thyme cream sauce. A

crispy exterior makes way

for a tasty chicken- and

veggie-filled interior, a

solid option for less-adventurous


One of the dishes inspired

by the company’s

culinary staff, the elotes

(Mexican-style corn),

comes in a pan and can

be a delicious side to any

main course. Mayonnaise,

Parmesan, lime juice and

cotija cheese are combined

to create a pleasing creamy


Of course, no meal

would be complete without

Hel’s Kitchen Catering

3027 Commercial Ave.,



(847) 205-5125

Open for delivery 6 a.m.-6

p.m. Monday-Friday

6 a.m.-6:30 p.m.


7 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

dessert, and Hel’s Kitchen

has a handful of new items

to offer. We sampled verrines

with bread pudding

and caramel, and panna

cotta topped with strawberries.

Both desserts can

be served in larger containers,

but the verrines

are an appropriate size for

those who don’t want to

leave too stuffed.

A third option, the mango

brulee, is a dish best

experienced as it’s made,

Borris said.

“I believe that we’re not

really in the food business,”

he said. “If we don’t

make good food we’re not

in business. But we’re really

in the experience business.”

After more than three

decades serving up experiences,

Borris feels he’s

made a positive impact on

people’s lives.

“At some moment,”

Borris said, “I think you

get to a point — I’m 61

years old now, all my kids

The sirloin sliders are topped with fried green tomatoes

and avocado aioli and paired with coleslaw and sweet

potato and beet chips. Photos by Alyssa Groh/22nd

Century Media

The panko-breaded chicken is stuffed with prosciutto,

spinach, smoked gouda, roasted red pepper and paired

with a thyme cream sauce.

are grown, all through college

— but at some moment

as you’re getting

financially secure, I think

... that you get to a place

where you say what’s my

life’s work going to be?

“When you’re finally

done and you look back at

the body of work that was

your life and you say ‘Did

I make a meaningful difference

in people’s lives?’

I know that sounds really

cliche but I really believe

that that’s true.”

For more information on

Hel’s Kitchen, visit www.

helskitchen.com or call

(847) 205-5125.

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The master suite includes four walk-in closets, a sitting room with French doors

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love it these last few years after playing

with a group and having an actual pro

guide me through in Chris Oehlerking of

The Golf Practice.

What’s the most challenging shot

for you to hit?

I’ve been working on my driver for

maybe a year and a half and it’s just been

a constant struggle with that, but I’m

starting to get there and it’s getting better

for sure.

What do you usually have to eat

before a meet?

Coach (Cathy Nachman) usually

brings all of these different energy bars

and candy so I just munch on Oreos all

the time. The sugar definitely helps me.

What is your favorite club to play


6-Iron, for sure. I feel super confident

with it every time I use it. If I hit my 7,

it’s faulty. I’ve always felt confident with


Do you have a favorite course

you’ve played anywhere?

I think my favorite course might be

Crane’s Landing Golf Course (Lincolnshire).

If you could have any superpower,

what would you choose?

Maybe to fly, that’s pretty awesome.

If you could travel anywhere in the

world, where would you go and


Greece. I’ve been to Russia and have

22nd Century Media File Photo

family that lives there but with Greece,

every picture I’ve seen, every video I’ve

seen, it looks beautiful.

What music is on your go-to

playlist right now before a meet?

It’s usually a mix of pop and alternative

like Twenty One Pilots. I also

listened to Panic at the Disco for a while

now and have seen them in concert, they

were incredible. Fall Out Boy, just really

any pump up music.

What’s the best coaching advice

you’ve ever received?

Mentally, what (Oehlerking) has told

me is that you just have to move through

each shot and block out the last one and

pretend it didn’t happen if it was a bad

shot. If it was a good shot, obviously celebrate

it but never let it get to your head.

What’s the best part of being a

golfer at HPHS?

The best part about playing golf is that

you have to know what you’re doing;

you have to know every step in your

swing, you have to know everything

to accomplish what you’re trying to

achieve. It’s nice to be a part of something,

being part of something greater,

even though it is an individual sport, it’s

a team sport as well. I think it’s just a

great sport and it’s nice to be part of it,

for sure.

Interview by Sports Editor Derek Wolff

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the highland park landmark | October 13, 2016 | 27

high school


The rest of the week in

high school sports

Boys Hockey

Highland Park 3, Evanston 2

The Giants got off the

schneid with their first

win of the year, besting

Evanston by a final score

of 3-2 at Robert Crown

Ice Arena in Evanston on

Oct. 5.

Defenseman Jeff Ransom

broke the deadlock

for Highland Park midway

through the first period,

with Ryan Genender

and Aaron Hope registering


After Evanston tied

things at 1-1 early in

the second period, Gabe

Schlussel gave the Giants

the lead back after a nice

feed from Noah Gordon

behind the net allowed

him to convert on a wraparound


Captain Jake Mandel

extended the lead to 3-1

late in the second period

after a pass from Michael

Gallo. The Wildkits cut

the deficit to 3-2 in the

third but the Giants held

them off. Highland Park

outshot Evanston, 44-26,

in the win.



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including a back-nine 42

after largely abandoning

her driver on the final nine

holes. Erin Shalala (88),

Isabella Martino (89) and

Green also factored into

the scroing for Lake Forest.

Ultimately it wasn’t the

best day for Lake Forest

No. 2 player Julia Loginhov,

but her fifth best 98

for the Scouts was enough

to win the tiebreaker with

Highland Park, which

qualified Lake Forest

through to sectionals as a


With four sophomores

gradually improving

throughout the year and

led by Benjakul, Scouts

coach Steve Johnson felt

the team had a strong

chance to advance heading

into play Wednesday


“We had to have a great

day today from everybody,

one through six and it was

our depth that really paid

off,” Johnson said. “Clare

Green had her best round

of the year. Everybody

came to play and peaked

at the right time so it was a

good team place.”

Apart from Barrington,

Buffalo Grove and Lake

Forest, the next 10 best indiviudal

scorers also qualified

for sectionals, meaning

Nicole Berardi, Kovitz

and Shafir all advanced.

Placing three individuals

offered Giants coach

Cathy Nachman some

measure of solace.

“It’s really been a fourhorse

team the whole season

and it wasn’t a good

day for one of them and

that’s how it goes,” Nachman

said. “The three of

them deserve to move on

and we’ll just focus on


For Nicole Berardi,

sectionals means another

chance to qualify for state,

while for Kovitz it’ll be

Sydney Kirsch watches her shot on the fairway during an IHSA Regional from Deerpath Golf Course in Lake Forest

on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Mirek Pomian/22nd Century Media

her second-straight apperance.

The experience will

perhaps be most beneficial

to Shafir, Nachman said.

“I think that is a really

big step and Julia has really

made that jump this

year. It’s good because

Nicole gets another shot

at it and Lexi has more experience

now, so it’s OK.

Hopefully (the regional

result) will just make them

all hungrier.”

The Giants won the Central

Suburban League’s

northern division this season

and played well in dual

meets all season, prompting

some dissapointment

with the regional result.

But Nachman has witnessed

too much golf

through the years to be bitter

about one missed putt

or a drive that landed in

a sand trap, anything that

could have affected the

team score enough to see

the entire Highland Park

team progress through to

the next round.

“That’s the beauty of

this game, it’s the same

for everyone, so you can’t

beat yourself up,” she said.

“Today isn’t an indication

of what we accomplished

throughout the whole season,

it’s just not. Tomorrow

is a new day.”

As Lake Forest’s No. 1

player, Benjakul had high

hopes for herself and her

teammates coming into

the meet thanks to fair

weather. She praised the

total team mentality the

Scouts have embraced

throughout the season.

“I’m so proud of our

team; it was definitely a

team effort day,” Benjakul

said. “Everyone played so

well and special shoutout

to Clare Green because

this is the best she’s ever

played and I was really

proud of her that she was

in the 80s. Everyone else

played really well too.”

Barrington’s 309 tied

for second best of the 16

Illinois teams to win a

regional held on Oct. 5,

while both Lake Forest

and Highland Park’s team

scores would have tied for

first at the Plainfield North

regional and would have

won the Mundelein (Carmel)


Both the Scouts and Giants

representatives competed

at the Buffalo Grove

sectional on Monday, Oct.

10, though results were

not complete as of press


Heading into the meet,

Johnson expressed confidence

in his team.

“I think it’s going to be

a great learning experience,”

Johnson said. “For

all of the sophomores it

will be their first time at

sectionals so if nothing

else it will be great experience

for the next two years

for them. With Lena leading

us, I think we have a

chance. We’re a good

team, a deep team so we’ll

have as good a chance as


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This Week In...

Giants Varsity



■Oct. ■ 14 - IHSA Sectional,


■Oct. ■ 15 - IHSA Sectional,


■Oct. ■ 20 - IHSA State

Championship, TBA


■Oct. ■ 14 - hosts Maine

East, 7 p.m.


■Oct. ■ 13 - hosts Zion, 7 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 18 - TBD


■Oct. ■ 13 - hosts Glenbrook

North, 6 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 15 - at Elgin

Invitational, 8 a.m.

■Oct. ■ 17 - at Maine East,

6 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 19 - at Vernon Hills,

6 p.m.



■Oct. ■ 14 - at Glenbrook

North, 5 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 15 - at Evanston

(Diving Invite), TBA

■Oct. ■ 15 - at Maine South

Invitational, 11 a.m.


■Oct. ■ 15 - at Glenbrook

North (CSL Tournament),

9 a.m.

■Oct. ■ 18 - at Mt. Prospect,

4:30 p.m.


■Oct. ■ 15 - at Glenbrook

North (CSL Tournament),

9 a.m.


■Oct. ■ 14 - IHSA State

Championship, TBA


■Oct. ■ 15 - IHSA State

Championship, TBA


■Oct. ■ 14 - at Northshore

Country Day, 4:30 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 15 - IHSA Playoffs,


Girls Volleyball

Giants persevere for win over Deerfield

Matthew Paras

Freelance Reporter

It was a position Highland

Park had found themselves

in plenty of times

before — Highland Park

dropped its first set.

And like other times

during this season, the Giants

(14-9) found a way to

win. Highland Park beat

Deerfield in three sets

Wednesday 2-1 (21-25,

25-20 and 25-16).

“It’s been frustrating,

but it’s kind of what we

do,” Highland Park coach

Beth Peterson said. “We

start out slow. We have to

get some confidence under

our belt and get some

momentum. Then we finish


Highland Park appeared

to be lacking confidence

Highland Park middle blocker Elizabeth Sullivan

aims for a kill during the Giants win over Deerfield in

Highland Park on Wednesday, Oct. 5. varsity views

at first. In the first set, they

led 17-14 only for Deerfield

to rally back. After

being tied at 17, Deerfield

jumped out to a four-point

lead at 22-18, forcing Peterson

to call a timeout.

Highland Park, though,

couldn’t close the gap and

dropped the first set by a

four-point margin.

Deerfield (8-13) found

itself in a familiar position,

too. In fact, they’ve

been on the opposite spectrum.

Deerfield coach Eugene

Chang said in five of

their last six games, the

Warriors have won the

first set only for his team

to lose.

“Sometimes after a

first set, teams make adjustments,”

Chang said.

“They figure out strength

and weaknesses, and

where to kind of attack

and things like that. I

think that played a part of

it. I think Highland Park

played better in that second

set, and especially in

that third set, they came

out more aggressive. They

served us pretty tough.”

Peterson said Highland

Park made a couple of

lineup adjustments and

focused on basic fundamentals

to adjust. They

wanted to find open spots

on the floor and place the

ball instead of pounding


In the second set, Highland

Park started to created

separation. Deerfield

remained competitive and

at one point, closed the

gap to 20-18. The Giants,

however, didn’t blow its

lead again and closed out

with a 25-20 win.

By the third set, the Giants

were in full control.

They opened a 17-7 gap

after only ahead by 10-6.

Highland Park was in control

behind junior Miranda

Mottolowitz, who led

the Giants with six aces.

Highland Park had 10

aces total, many of which

came in the third set.

Sophomore setter Allyson

Gordon said Highland

Park started to become

creative with their shots.

“We were really putting

the ball where the

other team wasn’t,” Gordon

said. “Just smart tips,

smart plays and really

keeping the ball in. That

really gained momentum

for us and got us the win.”

Gordon had seven kills,

five digs and a team-high

16 assists.

Highland Park rebounded

and got a win after

having lost to Maine West

on Sept. 28. The Giants,

though, have won five of

its last seven games.

Deerfield, meanwhile,

has now lost five matches

in a row. Chang said they

have been affected by

injuries to seniors Ashley

Suszek and Sophie

Yasger. Yasger is a team

captain and Deerfield’s


Gordon said it felt good

for her team to get the

win, especially against a

rival like Deerfield.

“I knew it was going

to be a tough game, but I

knew that we could definitely

recover from the

first (set) and get the win,”

Gordon said.

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Giants come up short against Evanston

Matthew Paras

Freelance Reporter

Tommy Quirk always

listened, though he never

paid too much attention to

it. The Highland Park senior

constantly heard from

people how fast four years

would go by, but kept telling

himself he had time.

Quirk had two goals

Thursday in Highland

Park’s 3-2 loss to Evanston

(14-1-3) and the reality of

the season winding down

set in a little bit further.

“When you’re standing

here senior year with

two regular season games

left, it’s crazy, you know?”

Quirk said.

Quirk has been “a weapon”

for the Giants, coach

Blake Novotny said. He

pointed to Quirk’s 11 goals

and five assists this season

while the Giants (5-12-2)

have scored just 26 goals

all year. That means Quirk

has been involved with 61

percent of them.

On Thursday, Quirk

scored his two goals to

keep Highland Park in the

game. In the 38th minute,

Quirk scored on a breakaway

to cut the Wildkits

lead to 2-1. Evanston

jumped out to a 2-0 lead

with goals eight minutes

into the game and then later

in the 28th minute.

Quirk’s second goal

came in the second half

when he crossed over an

Evanston defender and

scored in the low post.

Highland Park, however,

still trailed 3-2 and

couldn’t tie the game.

Despite the loss, Quirk

and Novotny were satisfied

with the result. Each

of them said how Highland

Park was missing

four starters and that they

played well in spite of it.

“I’m disappointed in losing,

but I’m happy with the

way guys came together a

little bit,” Novotny said.

“I’ve seen us give up a little

bit this year. I’ve been

talking about pride and

courage and connecting,

working for your team.

“I thought the guys did a

much better job of fighting

for each other today.”

This season hasn’t gone

as planned for Highland

Park. The Giants were 8-8-

3 last season, but have 12

losses this year.

But Quirk said he is

glad he has had a full season

with his teammates.

During his junior year,

Quirk originally joined a

U.S. Soccer Development

Academy team, Sockers

FC Chicago. Quirk,

though, found out it wasn’t

working for him and ended

up re-joining the Giants

near the end of the season.

Quirk needed a waiver

from the Illinois High

School Association and

then played in the team’s

last eight games.

“I think what he realizes

is the community and the

value of high school soccer,”

Novotny said. “The

difference between club

and high school soccer is

that, I don’t think you have

the same pride as you do

with high school soccer.

Your friends are there and


Highland Park senior Tommy Quirk controls a ball

during a match against Evanston on Thursday, Oct. 6,

at Wolters Field in Highland Park. Varsity Views


you’re committed to that.

I think (Quirk is) that type

of guy. He needs that.”

Quirk said he’s having


“They’re fun guys to be

around,” Quirk said. “We

had a little bit of a struggle

early on, but we’re finding

ourselves. We should

make a run in the playoffs

like we always do. I think

we can.”

The playoffs aren’t guaranteed.

Highland Park has

two regular season games

left, including a play-in

game with Deerfield this

Saturday. The Giants need

to win against Deerfield to

make it in the playoffs.

“It’s been a rough season

in terms of injuries and

morale of the team, losses

and things like that,” Novotny

said. “I hope for

their sake, we can find a

strong ending to the season.

Some of the guys

have worked really hard

and some of them are quality


“They really deserve

better than how things

have worked out. I hope

for their sake it picks up.”






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Kick recoveries, defense lead to Giants victory

Todd Marver

Freelance Reporter

Despite Maine West

recovering a D.J. Penick

fumble following a 28-

yard reception on Highland

Park’s first series of

the game, the ball bounced

the right way for the Giants

most of the night during

a 35-14 win for Highland

Park on Friday, Oct.

7, in Des Plaines.

Following Penick’s

fumble, a botched snap

on a Warriors punt gave

the Giants possession at

the 5 yard line. Two plays

later, Penick ran into the

end zone from 5 yards

out. On the ensuing kickoff,

Highland Park junior

Luke Crawford recovered

an onside kick at the 45

yard line. The Giants then

put together a five play,

45 yard drive culminating

with a Penick 16-yard

touchdown run to extend

Highland Park’s lead to

14-0 with 3:45 left in the

first quarter.

“When the play started

I had two guys go out in

front of me and they hit

one of the first guys that

touched the ball,” Crawford

said, on his onside

kick recovery. “And right

there as soon as it passed

the 10 yard line I saw it

hit the floor and so I just

jumped on it.”

Penick scored again

from a yard out as part of

a 14 play, 83 yard drive

to give the Giants a 21-0

lead with 6:55 remaining

in the first half. The senior

running back finished

with 229 yards on 25 carries

and four touchdowns.

Highland Park recovered

its second onside kick of

the game on the ensuing

kickoff, this time by junior

Quentin Griffin.

“In film we saw them

step back a little bit in the

middle and we thought we

might as well take advantage

of it,” senior offensive

and defensive lineman

Nick Siegel said.

Highland Park coach

Joe Horeni praised senior

Jacob Swartz for his onside


“We’re certainly lucky

to have Jacob Swartz,”

Horeni said. “He’s a very

talented kicker and he can

put things where he wants

to put them. We’re lucky to

have him and he did a really

nice job of putting their

return team in jeopardy.

Our kids did a nice job of

executing on the recovery.”

Maine West got on the

board thanks to a 37-yard

touchdown pass from senior

quarterback Sam Kindle

to junior wide receiver

Matt Kentgen to close the

deficit to 21-7 with 1:09

left in the first half.

“Before the half that was

a big one,” Horeni said.

“That’s a situation where

we’ve just got to be a little

bit more football savvy in

terms of down and distance

and time in the game and

time left in the half. We

need to be a little bit smarter

in our coverage.”

Following a punt from

Swartz that pinned Maine

West deep at its own 5 yard

line, sophomore Tommy

Motzko caused Kindle to

fumble and Siegel recovered

it in the end zone for

the score to extend Highland

Park’s lead to 28-7

with 7:41 remaining in the

third quarter.

“Great job by Jacob

Swartz punting as well,”

Horeni said. “He was certainly

one of our heroes

tonight. He did a great job

D.J. Westbrook scans the field as he looks for a running lane during Highland Park’s 35-14 win over Maine West on

Friday, Oct. 7, in Des Plaines. Photos from Varsity Views


for us.”

“I couldn’t thank Tom

Motzko enough,” Siegel

said. “He’s the one who

forced the ball out. Thanks

to him on the play, but it

gave me the opportunity

to recover and that was my

first ever touchdown so that

was exciting.”

Penick’s 33-yard touchdown

run concluded the

evening’s scoring for the

Giants to put them up 35-7

with 4:02 left in the third

quarter. Maine West junior

backup quarterback George

Markakis threw a 59-yard

touchdown pass to senior

wide receiver Ivan Stoitzev

with 2.2 seconds left in the

game to account for the final


“This last one was a

great play by that kid and

our kids did a great job pursuing

but at the end of the

game it VARSITY was a good VIEWS play by

their kid (Stoitzev),” Horeni


Highland Park’s win at

Maine West concludes its

stretch of three consecutive

road games, in which the

Giants won the last two.

The Giants returns home to

Wolters Field for their final

two regular season games

against Maine East on Oct.

14 and Vernon Hills on Oct.

21. They’ll be in search of

their sixth win of the season

versus the Blue Demons to

clinch a playoff spot after

becoming playoff eligible

with the fifth win.

“I’d certainly like the

Glenbrook North game

Running back D.J. Penick attempts to elude a tackle.

back, but I think our kids

have taken what they did

in the second half against

Glenbrook North and realized

they had the potential

to be in that football game

and they’ve really done a

nice job of responding,”

Horeni said. “After coming

off the 3-6 season last year,

our guys were certainly

hungry and our coaching

staff was hungry to get

back to the playoffs like

Highland Park has. It’s exciting

to be playoff eligible,

but we’re certainly looking

forward to trying to get

that sixth win next week to

guarantee it.”

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varsity views

Stars of the Week

1. Allyson Gordon

(Above). The

sophomore setter

had seven kills, five

digs and a teamhigh

16 assists to

help the Giants two

sets after losing

the first to districtrival


Wednesday, Oct. 5

in Highland Park.

2. Tommy Quirk.

The senior soccer

player for the

Giants scored the

team’s two goals in

a 3-2 loss against

Evanston Thursday,

Oct. 6 at Wolters

Field. Quirk has

been responsible

for 61 percent of

the team’s total

goals this season.

3. Miranda

Mottolowitz. The

junior outside hitter

lead the Giants

with six kills again

Deerfield Oct. 5.

Listen Up

“Hopefully (the regional result) will just

make them all hungrier.”

Cathy Nachman — The HPHS girls golf coach on her team’s

failure to advance as a team to sectionals, despite sending

three individual golfers.

Rank and file

Top teams in 22nd Century Media’s coverage area

1. Loyola


After some

tough tests earlier

in the season, the Ramblers

have been on cruise

control of late, adding a

51-8 win over Leo to the


2. Glenbrook


A big day

from QB Kevin

Burnside (21-for-29. 311

yards, 3 TDs) propelled the

undefeated Spartans (7-0)

to a nice win against Deerfield.

3. New Trier

Finally, the

Trevians ended

Maine South’s

streak of dominance in the

CSL South, one that began

in 2000. The win is a major

hurdle cleared for coach

Brian Doll and the New

Trier program.


Game of the Week:

Lake Forest (4-3) at Mundelein (2-5)

Other matchups:

New Trier (5-2) hosts Glenbrook South (0-7)

Glenbrook North (7-0) hosts Vernon Hills (5-2)

Highland Park (5-2) hosts Maine East (1-6)

Lake Forest Academy (1-6) hosts DePaul College Prep


Loyola Academy (7-0) hosts Providence Catholic (3-4)

Palatine (7-0) at Barrington (7-0)

Montini (4-3) hosts Mt. Carmel (4-3)

4. Highland Park

The Giants

have bounced

back from earlier

losses to win two straight in

convincing fashion. A winnable

game against Maine

East is followed by the season

finale at home against

a solid Vernon Hills squad.

5. Lake Forest

In a battle of

.500 teams, the

Scouts scored

a 20-point victory against

Zion-Benton. With two

very winnable games to

close the season, the Scouts

could finish with some real


6. Glenbrook South

For a moment,

there was a glimmer

of hope, as

the Titans held a 10-0 lead

against Evanston. But the

Wildkits roared back, preventing

GBS from notching

its first win.




Lake Forest, 28-14. Scouts come

through in a game they very badly


• New Trier

• Glenbrook North

• Highland Park

• DePaul

• Loyola Academy

• Barrington

• Mt. Carmel

tune in

What to watch this week

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: The Giants take on the Spartans

at home as a prelude to the weekend.

• Highland Park vs. Glenbrook North, Highland Park

High School, 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13.

Girls Golf

Giants send three golfers to sectionals

Derek Wolff, Sports Editor

Every No. 5 and No. 6

high school golfer, in every

tournament, must be

ready to step up when the

opportune moment arises.

Usually, each team’s

top four players are the

ones whose scores count

toward the team’s overall

tally, though occassionally

the fifth and sixth players

make their mark.

Clare Green made hers

for Lake Forest on Oct. 5

in an IHSA Regional from

Deerpath Golf Course in

Lake Forest, carding a

crucial 88 that helped the

Scouts secure the third and

final qualifying team score

in the meet.

Barrington ran away

with the competition, winning

the regional with a

team score of 309 thanks

in large part to the efforts

of meet medalist Nicole




Lake Forest, 28-24. The Scouts

get this one on the road before

returning home for the season


• New Trier

• Glenbrook North

• Highland Park

• DePaul

• Loyola Academy

• Barrington

• Montini



Contributing Editor

Lake Forest, 32-23. Mundelein’s

defense gave up 150 points in it’s

first four games. LF has scored at

least 20 each week.

• Glenbrook South

• Glenbrook North

• Highland Park

• DePaul

• Loyola Academy

• Palatine

• Mt. Carmel

Jennifer Berardi tees off during an IHSA Regional from

Deerpath Golf Course in Lake Forest on Wednesday,

Oct. 5. Miroslaw Pomian/22nd Century Media

Ciskowski (71) and runner-up

Reena Sulkar.

Buffalo Grove finished

second at 352, narrowly

edging out Lake Forest

and Highland Park, which

both finished at 353.

Senior Nicole Berardi

led the way for the Giants,

carding a team-high 84,




Sports Editor

Lake Forest, 35-14. The Scouts

qualify for the playoffs with this win.

• New Trier

• Glenbrook North

• Highland Park

• DePaul

• Loyola Academy

• Barrington

• Mt. Carmel

29 - Boys soccer

26 - Athlete of the Week

while junior Lexi Kovitz

(85) and sophomores Julia

Shafir (86) and Jennifer

Berardi (98) factored into

the scoring.

Lena Benjakul posted

the top score for the

Scouts, shooting an 88

Please see golf, 27



Sports Editor

Lake Forest, 21-6. The Scouts pick

up their second road win in 2016.

• New Trier

• Glenbrook North

• Highland Park

• DePaul

• Loyola Academy

• Palatine

• Mt. Carmel

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Derek Wolff. Send

any questions or comments to d.wolff@22ndcenturymedia.


The highland Park Landmark | October 13, 2016 | HPLandmark.com

Falling short

Three individual golfers

advance to sectionals, but

not team, Page 31

Set up for a

win Girls volleyball tops

Deerfield, Page 28

Highland Park

cornerback Noah Spitz

knocks down a pass

intended for a Maine

West receiver during

the Giants 35-14 victory

on Friday, Oct. 8 in Des

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