glenviewlantern.com news the glenview lantern | February 16, 2017 | 13 Glenview highlights community service Submitted by the Village of Glenview The 2016 Glenview Civic Awards will be presented on April 21 at the North Shore Country Club (1340 Glenview Road). Dinner, entertainment and the award ceremony will follow a reception from 6-6:50 p.m. The event, currently in its 50th year, will recognize and pay tribute to the citizens in Glenview who have made a difference by performing community service. This civic event is sponsored by the service clubs in the village: American Legion Post 166, Glenview Womens Club, Kiwanis Club of Glenview/ Northbrook, Lions, Navy League-Glenview Council, Optimist, Rotary-Luncheon, Rotary-Sunrise and the Glenview Chamber of Commerce. Every year a member of each organization participates on a selection committee that reviews, nominations and selects the award recipients. Reservations for the dinner can be made with Sandie Elliott at the Glenview’s Weiss Ace Hardware recognized as exemplary retailer Submitted by Ace Hardware Weiss Ace Hardware of Glenview has achieved the Pinnacle Performance Retailing designation for outstanding performance. Developed as part of 20/20 Vision, Ace’s long-term retail growth strategy, Pinnacle Performance Retailing focuses on ensuring that Ace stores work toward customer satisfaction. The team at Weiss Ace Hardware is one of only a few hundred Ace retailers out of more than 4,900 stores in 60 countries to achieve this status. To achieve Pinnacle Performance Glenview Police Department at (847) 901-6100, by email to email@example.com, or by mail to 2500 East Lake Avenue, Glenview IL 60026. Reservations must be paid at the time they are placed. Reservations are $50 per person. Arrangements may be made to reserve an entire table, if desired. Seating is limited to 200 people, so early reservations are recommended. To nominate in any of the categories, please send a detailed letter outlining the qualifications of the nominee for the award. Please send all nominations to: Glenview Civic Awards, c/o Glenview Police Department, 2500 East Lake Avenue, Glenview IL 60026, attention: Sandie Elliott. Deadline for nominations is 3 p.m. on March 14. For more information, contact event chairperson Linda Kimball at (847) 940-7870 or (847) 924- 2114, or Kevin Christell at (847) 757-3181. Retailing, the Weiss Ace team completed a number of key performance drivers that will help them provide a better overall shopping experience for their customers. One example of a proven performance driver is Helpful Certification, the foundational element of Ace’s Certified Ace Helpful retail training curriculum. To become certified, Ace Hardware associates complete courses on interacting with customers to create outstanding experiences, and the store conducts a week-long team-based certification event. Weiss Ace was one of the first Ace stores to certify, and has maintained that certification ever since. THE NORTHBROOK TOWER Sober-living facility moves forward with neutral recommendation Dozens of attendees wore green ribbons in support of Providence Farm, a sober-living facility, during the Northbrook Plan Commission meeting on Feb. 7. The facility, that if approved will be located at 1620 Sunset Ridge Road, would provide a transitional home for men, ages 18-30, from Northbrook and the surrounding areas after they have completed short-term intensive rehabilitation programs. In order for the project to go forward with development, the Village must approve two text amendments regarding zoning codes and a special permit. The request modified definitions of “community residence” and “transitional service facilities,” as well as regulations for such facilities in single family and multi-family residential districts. The special permit would allow a group home with up to 11 residents in the R-2 Single- Family Residential District. Reporting by Sarah Haider, Assistant Editor. Full story at NorthbrookTower.com. THE WINNETKA CURRENT Winnetka stormwater improvement plans in limbo Following months at the drawing board with Strand Associates and the Cook County Forest Preserve, the Winnetka Village Council explained that they still do not have an action plan for the stormwater management and improvement project facing western and southwestern Winnetka. Trustee Chris Rintz, who led the discussion at the Village’s Feb. 7 meeting, stressed that although the team has not reached a consensus, it eliminated a handful of drafts that would not meet the community’s needs. “I really think we’re on a track now to a project that will be supported by all of the factions in the community, at least I think from an overall philosophical perspective,” Rintz said. “Obviously, there’s money involved and the design still has to be vetted, but I think if we could conceptually all get to the place where we don’t have to adversely impact Crow Island Woods, we don’t have to adversely impact New Trier’s sports fields to a great extent.” Strand’s initial plan, presented in early 2016, targeted Cook County’s Hibbard Road Preserve, Duke Childs Field and Crow Island Woods Park as potential water storage locations. However, the project was met with strong opposition by Winnetka residents and was later dismissed by the Village. Still, Strand and the Village Council are hopeful they can use Duke Childs Field for underground water storage in their next recommendation. Reporting by Lauren Kiggins, Freelance Reporter. Full story at WinnetkaCurrent.com. THE HIGHLAND PARK LANDMARK ‘Ray and Joan’ author visits library, shares Kroc’s inspirational story Ray Kroc built a business empire based on fast food, but few are aware his wife, Joan, became known as a worldclass philanthropist. It was Joan Kroc’s donation of $225 million to NPR that moved veteran reporter and author Lisa Napoli to research her background and write a book, “Ray and Joan,” published late in 2016. Napoli discussed her book and related many of the secrets of the McDonald’s story — from how Ray’s billions were acquired to why Joan gave the money away — at the Highland Park Library Feb. 8 at one of its Rise and Shine sessions presented by the Highland Park Senior Center and sponsored by the Sheridan at Green Oaks. Napoli’s insights and research highlight Joan Kroc’s concern for others. “I loved hearing about Joan Kroc,” Highland Park resident Fran Bloom said. “It was absolutely inspirational. I wish there were more people like her.” “She was a entertainer — an organist and piano player — working at three jobs when Ray Kroc met her at a St. Paul, Minnesota restaurant,” Napoli said. “Her then-husband was a local railroad fireman. Their family was struggling.” Her first husband was hired to manage a McDonald’s restaurant near St. Paul. Reporting by Hilary Anderson, Freelance Reporter. Full story at HPLandmark.com. THE WILMETTE BEACON Adolescent Health Summit addresses issues facing North Shore teens There are many reasons why the North Shore is an idyllic place for a young person to grow up, but that doesn’t mean they won’t encounter some struggles on their path to adulthood. The pressure to succeed, the fear of revealing inadequacies and the temptation to experiment with alcohol or drugs, can become overwhelming for some, motivating school officials and the New Trier Township to explore the causes, understand the complexities and strive to find solutions. Dr. Tim Hayes, assistant superintendent for student services at New Trier, explained that throughout his career, he is often asked by parents, teachers and youth services professionals how to best help kids who are struggling. For this reason, he partnered with Lauren Bonner, assistant dean at Loyola Academy, and Jeanne Winsted Rosser, a licensed clinical social worker and the social service administrator at New Trier Township, establishing the first Adolescent Health Summit on Feb. 8. Reporting by Katie Copenhaver, Freelance Reporter. Full story at LakeForestLeader.com.