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26 | February 16, 2017 | The glenview lantern faith glenviewlantern.com In Memoriam David P. Biasco David P. Biasco, 96, of Glenview, passed away. He was the beloved husband of the late Patricia J. (Christel) Biasco; loving father of Linda (Richard) Arriaga, Sandra (the late Thomas) Donnelly, Sharon (Douglas) Steger, Christel (the late Edward) Hogan, David (Cheryl) Biasco, Mark (Roseann) Biasco, John (Vanita) Biasco, Paul Biasco, Mary (Thomas) Heilingoetter and Peter (Julie) Biasco; dear grandfather of 34; great grandfather of 28; and the loving brother of Josephine Zolezzi and the late Emil Biasco and Anna Biasco. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Misericordia, 6300 Ridge Ave., Chicago, 60660 or JourneyCare Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, Illinois 60010. Nikki A. Bilowich Nikki Andrea Bilowich, 55, formerly of Glenview, passed away. She was the beloved daughter of Elaine and Martin Bilowich; dear sister of Marty (Patty) Bilowich; and fond aunt to Joey and Elena. She was also the cherished niece, cousin and friend of many. Memorial Service will occur at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. Philip Lutheran Church, 1609 Pfingsten Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, Md. 20852, www.kidneyfund.org or at St. Philip Lutheran Church. Mary G. Ehni Mary Geraty Ehni, 57, formerly of Glenview, passed away on Jan. 27 in Pittsburgh. He was born in Glenview on Aug. 22, 1959. She was a woman full of grace and compassion who lived a faithful life in service to others. Mary was a graduate of Regina Dominican in 1977. Mary will long be remembered for her unconditional love of people in her community, as was evident in her dedication to the Ronald McDonald House in Houston. She only had to hear a quiet “hello” in her children’s voices to know that her help was needed, upon which she would immediately rise to the occasion. She was equally responsive to others in need, from the countless friends who gratefully received her hot meals and wit to the clergymen and women who she attended to while they were ill. Her grandchildren will never forget her largerthan-life spirit and her special adventures. She Voting Open February 2-28 Vote: www.22ndcenturymedia.com/NSchoice We want to know your favorite local businesses! Tell us your favorites in categories such as: Beauty ★ Health ★ Dining ★ Education & Camps ★ Fitness & Recreation Pets ★ Services ★ Shopping ★ Vehicles Honor your favorite local businesses by voting for them in the North Shore Choice Awards presented by 22nd Century Media. Look for the ballot in the center of this newspaper or vote online at www.22ndcenturymedia.com/nschoice starting Feb. 2. Complete at least 50 categories and be eligible for 22nd Century Media’s Southwest Choice Awards prize—one three-night trip for two (2) adults to Riu Caribe in Cancun, Mexico, courtesy of Apple Vacations. THE LAKE FOREST LEADER THE GLENCOE ANCHOR THE GLENVIEW LATERN THE WINNETKA BEACON THE NORTHBROOK TOWER TJHE WILMETTE BEACIN THE HIGHLAND PARK LANDMARK had a love for cooking, entertaining and care-giving. She was passionate about the happiness and health of her children and grandchildren. Her funny and irreverent sense of humor uplifted all whom she met and loved. Mary embodied Christ’s teaching to love God and to love her neighbor as herself. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Harriet Geraty, and her son, George Justin Ehni. She is survived by daughters Meaghan Edwards (Mark) and Molly Marietta (Austin); grandchildren Cate Ehni, Austin Edwards and Charlie Edwards; siblings Laura Collins (Jim), Bob Geraty (Kathy), Mark Geraty (Michelle), Kevin Geraty (Karen); and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research, 110 East 42nd Street, 16th Floor, New York 10017 or The Stanford Center for Narcolepsy, PO Box 20466, Stanford, Calif. 94309. Susan L. Nardi Susan L. Nardi, formerly of Glenview, passed away on Jan. 31. She was the beloved wife of the late Donald; loving mother of Pattie (Adam) Hartgraves, Steven (Betsy) Nardi and Don (Loretta) Nardi; cherished grandmother of Mason, James, Winter, Savanna, Dane and Vincent; dear sister of Tom (Kathy) Lampert; and fond aunt of Nancy (Tim), Patrick (Paige), Bill (Mimi) and David (Bridget). She was predeceased by her parents. Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email s.haider@22ndcenturymedia. com with information about a loved one who was part of the Glenview community. Faith Briefs Sts. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church (1401 Wagner Road) Lenten Quilt-a-thon 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 4. The Quilt-a-thon takes place in the church community center where a light lunch will be served. Members of other Chicago Metropolis Philoptochos chapters, as well as residents of Glenview and neighboring communities, are invited to join. Participants do not need to know how to sew to help assemble the quilts, which will be distributed to children and teens in area hospitals and shelters. Last year, nearly 200 colorful quilts were distributed. The organization is also seeking donations of any size to help cover the cost of making the quilts, which is approximately $15 per quilt. For more information, contact Petroula Bazianos at pbazianos@ yahoo.com. Coffee Connection: Connecting in Faith and Fellowship Coffee Connection meets twice a month and is an educational ministry for adults that aims to strengthen knowledge and practice of the Orthodox faith. Once all are gathered, participants move into the adjacent room for a presentation and discussion on the day’s topic. The presentation is an opportunity to learn more about the faith, while the discussion emphasizes how to practice Orthodox traditions in everyday lives. For more information, visit www.ssppglenview. org. Parish Family Nights Join this opportunity for growth in faith, fellowship and fun for the entire family. The event includes dinner, crafts, activities and small group discussions over the course of an evening. The event gives the entire community a chance to come together while learning a little more about itself and faith. For more information, email mk@sspnglenview.org. Mens Dinner Mens Dinner will be held in honor of Andy Callas, who for more than 35 years helped his church and other Greek Orthodox communities fundraise throughout the area. Participants will have a chance to win cash and door prizes. The event will occur at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, at Fountain Blue Restaurant in Des Plaines. Tickets are $125. This year’s proceeds will be dedicated to Nika House, an Orthodox Christian student-living center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more information, visit www.ssppglenview.org. St. David’s Episcopal Church (2410 Glenview Road) Men’s Fellowship Group Join this weekly fellowship gathering open to all men of the parish with discussion, audio and video tapes geared toward assisting the men of St. David’s in becoming better Christians, husbands and fathers. One-hour meetings are held at 7:30 a.m. , every Saturday morning. All members of the public are invited. Submit information for The Lantern’s Faith page to Assistant Editor Sarah Haider at s.haider@22nd centurymedia.com. The deadline is noon on Thursday. Questions? Call (847) 272-4565 ext. 21.

glenviewlantern.com life & arts the glenview lantern | February 16, 2017 | 27 High-end cuisine in a snap Mirani’s At Home offers restaurant quality food for busy eaters Jacqueline Glosniak Contributing Editor Another busy day at the office. Hours spent chauffeuring the kids back and forth. Laundry, errands and doctor appointments. Let’s face it, we all find ourselves in these dilemmas — never having enough time in the day to finish a day’s work and then relax, let alone worry about what’s for dinner. For North Shore residents who find themselves in a jam when it comes to preparing a delicious and unique menu for dinner, Winnetka couple Kaveh and Madeleine Mirani have just the perfect solution — a dining concept that concocts fine restaurant quality food for either deliver or pickup. The Miranis, who have owned and operated eateries in Winnetka for the past three decades, recently introduced their newest venture, Mirani’s At Home, in an effort to tap into a dining market they say exists too far and few between. Mirani’s At Home officially opened on Jan. 16, offering a combination of French, Italian and other Mediterranean cuisines. Additionally, the Miranis ensure hints of their Persian and Dutch ethnic foods are also present on the menu. Diners can choose from a variety of a la carte chicken, seafood, pasta, rice and MIRANI’S AT HOME 567 B Lincoln Ave., Winnetka www.miranisathome.com (847) 446-4646 4-8 p.m. seven days a week Pre-ordered meal deliveries begin at 3:30 p.m. Mirani’s At Home’s chicken Parmigiano ($14) features breaded chicken breast atop a bed of spaghetti in marinara sauce. Chris Pullam/22nd Century Media salad dishes and then stop by the business in person or place orders online or over the phone. The chicken Parmigiano ($12), which includes breaded chicken breast and spaghetti with marinara sauce, is a staple Italian dish that’s good for adults and kids alike. The spaghetti is lightly sauced and the thin chicken slices are not heavily breaded, lending to both great noodle texture and appropriate meat portion. The mustard crusted salmon ($15), one of the restaurant’s staple dishes, features a breaded salmon with mustard sauce served over French lentils and fresh vegetables. The outside of the fish is crunchy but lends a soft and firm inside, and the dish undoubtedly stands out for it’s mustard flavoring that’s not too strong or overwhelming for the natural flavoring of a well-cooked salmon. The Northbrook Tower Editor Matt Yan’s favorite dish was the Mediterranean chicken kebab ($11), which includes diced chicken marinated in olive oil and signature Mirani’s spices and served with grilled vegetables. Sour cherry saffron rice can also be added to the plate for $6. The chicken’s light grilling lends great balance to the uniquely cooked grains. “We’ve had comments from our customers already that said, ‘I might as well have been in a restaurant, it was so amazing,’ and that’s exactly what we want,” Madeleine said. Full story at GlenviewLantern.com. The North Shore’s Most Exciting Orchestra! WHERE NATIONS MEET March 5, 2017 | Sunday at 4 pm Guest Artists: New Tradition Chorus PLUS anthems, marches, dances, chanteys and ballads! Onstage commentary by Maestro Rapchak Special Offer for Grandparents Grandchildren receive a free ticket for the March 5 concert! Call the NSO for details: (847) 272-0755. Beethoven Four Country Dances Arnold Eight English Dances Brahms Academic Festival Overture Berlin Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor Follow the NSO on Facebook! Sheely Center for the Performing Arts | 2300 Shermer Road | Northbrook, IL 60062 Pre-concert lecture with Jim Kendros at 2:30 pm 847.272.0755 | www.NorthbrookSymphony.org