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The Lake Forest Leader 021617

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10 | February 16, 2017 | The lake forest leader Community Calling all adventure seekers 22nd Century Media prepares for annual camp expo Jacqueline Glosniak Contributing Editor While temperatures are still hovering around freezing and the sunny days of summer seem like eons away, those final school projects and long vacation times will be coming up just around the corner. To help prepare North Shore families to find the best summer camps for their children, 22nd Century Media, the parent company of The Lake Forest Leader, is proud to host its third annual free Camp Expo on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Sunset Ridge School, 525 Sunset Ridge Road in Northfield. The Camp Expo, sponsored by Lake Forest’s Banner Day Camp, gives various camps, from day camps to overnight camps across the Midwest, the opportunity to meet with potential campers and their families a chance to visit with an array of area businesses catering to the needs of young adventurists. From 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., eventgoers will have the chance to visit more than 40 vendor booths and participate in interactive activities designed for children of all ages. Fun activities include face painting, a balloon artist, camp games and prizes, and light refreshments. Additionally, popular Glencoe and Winnetka grocer The Grand Food Center will be sponsoring a free “make your own trail mix” station for kids to practice making their Ten-year-old Talah Goldfarb sits at a mock camp fire at Uncle Dan’s Outdoor Supply Store booth at last year’s Camp Expo. 22ND CENTURY MEDIA FILE PHOTO own hearty camp snacks. Heather Warthen, chief operating officer for 22nd Century Media, said the company began hosting the event after discovering a need for an all-inone event to prepare North Shore families for summer break and the many local opportunities for kids. “We know that a lot of our readers themselves have attended these camps and now their kids attend the camps, so a couple of years ago, we decided that we should try it out as an expo,” Warthen said. The Camp Expo offers networking opportunities for a variety of camps serving the most seasoned of campers to the youngest tykes. “It serves as a chance for campers to meet up with their camps before camp starts in the summer, and it also gives people who have never gone to camp the chance to look for the right fit,” Warthen said. “It’s a good opportunity to ask questions and great face time with the camps, because a lot of them will have their staffers and owners themselves come out for these events.” 22CM CAMP EXPO 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25 Sunset Ridge School 525 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield (847) 272-4565 www.22ndcentury CAMP EXPO VENDORS DAY CAMPS Actors Training Center AYSO Region 425 Banner Day Camp Decoma Day Camp Discovery Day Camp Fonseca Martial Arts Galileo Innovation Camps Game On! Sports Camp 4 Girls Good Times Day Camp Hoops 4 Health iD Tech Camps One in a Hundred, Inc. School of Rock Tamarak Day Camp and Country School Taste Buds Kitchen The Prepsters LLC OVERNIGHT CAMPS Beber Camp Camp Agawak For Girls Camp Anokijig Camp Birchwood Camp Eagle Ridge Camp Jorn YMCA Camp Kodiak Camp Menominee Camp Nicolet Camp Wekeela Camp Woodland for Girls Clearwater Camp Culver Schools & Camps French Woods Performing Arts Camp Greenwoods Camp Lake of the Woods Camp Swift Nature Camp The Northwest Passage Towering Pines Camp for Boys Travel for Teens LOCAL BUSINESSES 22nd Century Media Chicagoly Magazine Eye Level Learning Center Glamour Girlz Language Stars The Grand Food Center The PlayGround Games Young Living Essential Oils New this year at Woodlands Academy’s Black History Month celebration on Friday, Feb. 10 was a robotics workshop for the eighth grade guests from Chicago. PHOTO SUBMITTED Black History Month tradition continues at Woodlands Academy Submitted by Woodlands Academy Nearly 100 students in fourth through eighth grades from St. Malachy School in Chicago visited Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart on Friday, Feb. 10, for a day of events including an uplifting gospel liturgy, pizza lunch, talent show and a carnival. This celebration marked the latest chapter in a Black History Month tradition between the inner-city grade school and the North Shore all-girls college-prep high school dating back to 1996. This year’s theme was sharing gifts and blessings with one another. As Woodlands Academy senior Meaghan Lanctot, of Lake Forest, opened the liturgy, which featured music from the joyful voices of the St. Malachy Gospel Choir, she said, “Sharing friendship is something students at St. Malachy and at Woodlands Academy have been doing for a long time. ... We are so blessed to share so many experiences together and to learn so much from one another.” St. Malachy students then enjoyed a pizza lunch hosted by Woodlands Academy Service Club, Campus Ministry and Social Justice class members. This was followed by a variety of activities including robotics and ceramics workshops for the older guests and a carnival for the fourth, fifth and sixth grade students. The robotics workshop was a new feature this year, suggested by members of the Woodlands Academy Robotics Club as part of their desire to generate interest among middle school students. This annual celebration at Woodlands, which has special meaning to both hosts and guests alike, is held in the true spirit of Sacred Heart Schools’ Goal III, “a social awareness which impels to action.” sound off the lake forest leader | February 16, 2017 | 11 Social snapshot Top Stories From as of Feb. 13 1. Girls Pom and Dance: Scouts finish second at nationals 2. Girls Basketball: Caxys sweep basketball season series with Giants 3. Police Reports: Man assaulted by group at train station 4. Donati’s Pizza reveals new breakfast deep dish pizza 5. 10 Questions with Jack Kaptrosky, Lake Forest boys ice hockey Become a member: The Lake Forest and Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce posted this photo on Feb. 7. The Lake Forest and Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce posted this photo of community members at its annual Business & Government Breakfast at The Deer Path Inn. Like The Lake Forest Leader: TheLakeForestLeader Check out Jing Wan “We made sweet rice balls (yuan xiao) for Chinese Lantern Festival in Chinese cooking class! #cherokeeinspires @LakeForestSD67” @ JwanLF67. On Feb. 9 Jing Wan, tweeted about students making rice bowls in Chinese cooking class. Follow The Lake Forest Leader: @TheLFLeader go figure 2004 The An intriguing number from this week’s edition Lake Forest City Council approved the City’s revised investment policy from 2004, Page 6 From the Editor Here’s a shout out to our forever valentines Alyssa Groh DADDY From Page 3 Fathers and Daughters enjoyed the rest of the night dancing freely until special visitors arrived. There were guest appearances from Ana and Elsa from the movie “Frozen.” The daughters swarmed around the beautiful princesses to take pictures with them. Ana and Elsa also sang five songs. Steve and Eva Goodfriend recently moved to Lake Forest and have attended a few other daddydaughter events in the past and decided to sign up for While couples have spent their time this past week on dates celebrating Valentine’s Day with their loved one, it is important to remember who our very first valentines were. Our first Valentine’s Days were spent with our parents. Growing up I have very fond memories of Valentine’s Day with my parents. Each year when my brother and I would wake up we walked out into the living room to find a little something special for each of us. Every year it was always something different. Every year there is always candy. My mom continually bought my brother and I the heart candies with messages on them and chocolate in the heart-shaped boxes. Aside from the candy, we each always received a stuffed animal which usually held a sign saying “Be Mine,” or something resembling Valentine’s Day. On top of the candy and stuffed animals my mom continued to spoil each of us with another gift. This gift was different each year and changed as we got older. When we were little we received a toy, movie or CD that we really wanted. As we got older it turned into gift cards and money, which was always happily received. Of course my dad couldn’t let my mom be the only one to get us gifts as he made sure we knew he loved us too. Every this event too. “She loves princesses and we get to spend some fun time together, year after work my dad would come home with two bouquets of flowers, one for me and one for my mom. As for my brother, my dad always brought him something to do with sports, like a new soccer ball or roller blades. As we got older my parents continued to make us feel special on Valentine’s Day and sent us care packages in college. From an early age love shared between parents and kids is the first type of love kids feel. Although it is a different kind of love most people are used to celebrating on Valentine’s Day it is still a love worth celebrating. Lake Forest helped daughters and their father’s celebrate Valentine’s Day at its first Daddy Daughter Winter Ball on Saturday, Feb. 11, which can be seen on Page 3. I never had the opportunity to attend a daddy daughter dance with my Eva Goodfriend (center), 6, of Lake Forest, has her photograph taken with Anna (left) and Elsa (right). CLAIRE ESKER/22ND CENTURY MEDIA which we don’t always get to do,” Steve said. “So, for us, it seems like a nobrainer to sign up.” dad but I can imagine how fun it was for them to attend the dance in Lake Forest. For some of them it was their first daddy daughter dance, a time where they get to spend a night together before the daughters grow up into teenagers and want nothing to do with their fathers. In the midst of celebrating Valentine’s Day with your significant other, don’t forget to remember your forever valentines, your parents. They raise you and love you unconditionally no matter what, and that is something worth remembering and thanking your parents for on Valentine’s Day. The Lake Forest Leader Sound Off Policy Editorials and columns are the opinions of the author. Pieces from 22nd Century Media are the thoughts of the company as a whole. The Lake Forest Leader encourages readers to write letters to Sound Off. All letters must be signed, and names and hometowns will be published. We also ask that writers include their address and phone number for verification, not publication. Letters should be limited to 400 words. The Lake Forest Leader reserves the right to edit letters. Letters become property of The Lake Forest Leader. Letters that are published do not reflect the thoughts and views of The Lake Forest Leader. Letters can be mailed to: The Lake Forest Leader, 60 Revere Drive ST 888, Northbrook, IL, 60062. Fax letters to (847) 272-4648 or email to alyssa@lakeforestleader. com.