24 | February 16, 2017 | The Northbrook tower faith northbrooktower.com SAVE THE DATE 10am - 2pm Saturday, Feb. 25th Sunset Ridge School 525 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield Activities include: • Meet with day camps, overnight camps, sports camps, arts camps and more! • Free Face Painting and Balloon Artist (10:30 am - 1:30 pm) • Free cotton candy • Games for children FREE PARKING! FREE ADMISSION! For more info: (847) 272-4565 www.22ndcenturymedia.com/camp In Memoriam Margaret Busch Margaret I. (Collister) Busch, 82, of Northbrook, passed away Feb. 4. She was the beloved wife for 59 and a half years to Dennis E. Busch. She was the loving mother of Amy Busch (Ben) Eicher and Dennis C. Busch; proud “Grammy” of Connor and Erin; and cherished daughter of the late Edward and Fern Collister. Margaret was a graduate of Galva High School and Bradley University where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Sorority. Mrs. Busch taught second grade for 17 years at Greenbriar Elementary School in Northbrook. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Homer O. Harvey Scholarship Fund, c/o Northbrook School District 28, 1475 Maple Ave., Northbrook, 60062. Wilbur Bechtle Wilbur “Bill” Bechtle, Jr., 89, formerly of Northbrook, died Feb. 7. He was the loving father of Craig (Dena) Bechtle, Kari (George) Graettinger, and Kimberly (Robert) Casper, cherished grandfather of Stephen, Mark, Colin, Tyler, Ellen, Kait, Lanie, Tess, Clayton, Kendall and Cam, preceded in death by his wife, Sara, son, Scott Bechtle, and his parents, Wilbur and Cecil Bechtle. Warren R. Evans Warren R. Evans, formerly of Northbrook, died. He was born on Sept. 5, 1925, as the only child of Gertrude Bradley and Ralph Ream Evans. Raised in San Francisco, he was a blond-haired, blue-eyed Californian. At 14, he obtained a special driver’s license to drive his mother to the hospital for daily radium treatment. To Warren’s surprise, she died a year later and he was on his own with a father who worked long hours in the retail business. He made the best of his years at Lincoln High School, playing on the football team and serving as president of the senior class, which among other duties included organizing socials, which he loved. He graduated in 1943 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy Air Corps and was commissioned as an officer and naval aviator as the war ended. In the Pacific theater, he flew dive bombers off the U.S.S. Shangri-La and continued to fly in the Naval reserves out of Glenview Naval Air Station until 1954. At sea, he was the welfare officer for his squadron, gaining notoriety for smuggling a slot machine and his prized motor scooter on board after painting them the squadron colors. The slot machine made good money for the “welfare” of his squadron, and the motor scooter gave him freedom in Honolulu and Sydney. While on leave visiting cousins in Winnetka, Warren met the love of his life, Hope Harshaw. They married in 1947 and remained a perfect match for 69 years. Warren graduated from Purdue University in 1950 and joined IBM, where he worked for 38 years in Chicago, Rockford, White Plains and Dallas until retirement in 1988. In 2004, Warren and Hope moved to Northbrook. Warren had a great love of the ocean and boating and moved the family to the shores of the Long Island Sound in 1967. He owned several power-boats and sailboats, cruising Long Island Sound, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Cape Cod, creating wonderful memories for family and friends. He and Hope also sailed in the Caribbean during the winter. During the East Coast years, he and Hope formed a fierce doubles team at Ocean View Beach and Tennis Club, with Warren’s smashing serves and forehand and stationary position allowing Hope to gleefully patrol the entire perimeter. “She swings at every ball that comes over the net,” he would say. Warren’s integrity, faithfulness and unflinching honesty were the foundation of his roles as husband and father. He was a logical, independent thinker, rarely swayed by popular opinion. Family and friends knew that they could count on him during trying times. During 91 years of life, marriage, work, raising four strongwilled children, bouts with polio and post-polio syndrome, Warren rarely raised his voice, used profanity or blamed others. He wanted his children to learn from their mistakes and take responsibility for their actions. Warren was quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. He rarely looked back and never held a grudge. He treasured gatherings with family and friends up to his last days. Warren is survived by his loving wife, Hope H. Evans; four children Melinda (Sanford) Beach, Christine (Glenn) Kelly, David (Diane) Evans and Ronald (Cynthia) Evans; nine grandchildren Ryan (Sara), Jordan (Ana), Brandon, Taffy, Ross, Christopher, Shemaiah (Bethany), Baruch (Tabitha) and Natanya; and seven great-grandchildren Levi, Elijah, Lilly, Malachi, Violet, Sophia and Caitlin. Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email s.haider@22ndcenturymedia. com about a loved one who was part of the Northbrook community. Faith Briefs St. Norbert Church (1809 Walters Ave.) A Survivor’s Story The church invites members of the public to attend a presentation given by Michael Bornstein, one of the youngest survivors of Auschwitz. In 1945, 4-year-old Michael was filmed by Soviet soldiers being led out of Auschwitz in his grandmother’s arms. Michael relates his inspirational story with the help of his daughter. Both will be speaking at the church on Sunday, March 12, at 7 p.m. His book, “Survivor’s Club,” goes on sale March 7. It can be pre-ordered books at The Book Bin. Ash Wednesday Services The Catholic Community of Northbrook (St. Norbert and Our Lady of the Brook) will offer services throughout the day for Ash Wednesday on March 1. At 6:30 a.m. St. Norbert will offer Mass. At 8:30 am Our Lady of the Brook will offer Mass, while St. Norbert will offer a Word Service, which includes the schoolchildren. A lunchtime Word Service at Our Lady of the Brook, begins at 12:10 p.m. Finally, Mass at St. Norbert is at 7 p.m.. Ashes will be distributed at all of these services. Northbrook Evangelical Covenant Church (2737 Techny Road) Mothers of Teens 6-8:30 p.m. Every Monday. The group will provide a safe space for moms of teens to talk, search the scriptures and pray together. For more information, call (847) 272-8270. Submit information for The Tower’s Faith page to Sarah Haider at s.haider@22ndcenturymedia. com. Deadline is noon on Thursday. Questions? Call (847) 272-4565.
northbrooktower.com dining out the northbrook tower | February 16, 2017 | 25 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. Kaveh Mirani hopes the concept will quickly become a fan favorite in the North Shore. “We noticed that many times, in this area — generally, this is a trend that is happening everywhere in the country — people don’t go out as much because people have children, they come home during the week and are tired, so we thought that right now, they don’t really have that much of a choice in take-out food,” he said. “You either get pizzas or maybe some Asian food or you can order from a regular restaurant, but those restaurants are not really designed for take-out and the prices are too high.” To understand the Miranis’ passion, one must get to know the couple’s background. Kaveh, who was born in Tehran, Iran, has a doctorate in economics and began his career as a university professor, and Madeleine, who hails from the Netherlands, originally worked in the field of foreign affairs as a diplomat. More than 30 years ago, when 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. Madeleine’s parents came to visit the couple in the U.S., her parents remarked about how shocking it was that there was a vast lack of European-style coffee shops, eateries and overall places of old-fashioned European hospitality. It was at that point the Miranis decided to change the course of their careers and venture into the world of being restaurateurs. “So, we did research in Please see Mirani’s, 26 Mirani’s At Home’s chicken Parmigiano ($14) features breaded chicken breast atop a bed of spaghetti in marinara sauce. Photos by Chris Pullam/22nd Century Media The fettucine alfredo ($12 naked, $16 with shrimp) is topped with a creamy sauce, Parmigiano-Reggiano and peas. 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