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2 | February 16, 2017 | The Northbrook tower calendar In this week’s Tower Police Reports6 Pet of the Week8 Editorial17 Puzzles22 Faith24 Dining Out25 Home of the Week27 Athlete of the Week30 The Northbrook Tower ph: 847.272.4565 fx: 847.272.4648 Editor Matt Yan, x14 assistant editor Sarah Haider x26 Sales director Elizabeth Fritz, x19 Classified sales, Recruitment Advertising Jess Nemec, 708.326.9170, x46 Legal Notices Jeff Schouten 708.326.9170, x51 PUBLISHER Joe Coughlin, x16 Managing Editor Eric DeGrechie, x23 AssT. Managing Editor Fouad Egbaria, x35 president Andrew Nicks EDITORIAL DESIGN DIRECTOR Nancy Burgan, 708.326.9170, x30 22 nd Century Media 60 Revere Drive Suite 888 Northbrook, IL 60062 Chemical- free printing on 30% recycled paper circulation inquiries The Northbrook Tower (USPS #15810) is published weekly by 22nd Century Media, LLC, 60 Revere Dr. Ste. 888, Northbrook, IL 60062. Periodical paid postage at Northbrook, IL and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: send address changes to The Northbrook Tower 60 Revere Dr. Ste. 888, Northbrook IL 60062 Published by Sarah Haider THURSDAY Miracle Fruit Build Night 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. Join the library for the third annual Build Night to play with miracle fruit, a berry whose molecules bind to the tongue and temporarily cause sour foods to taste sweet and other techniques from molecular gastronomy. For more information, visit FRIDAY Israeli Soldiers Speak 6 p.m. Feb. 17. Congregation Beth Shalom, 3433 Walters Ave. Two Israelis, Mohammed and Lital, will present. “Voices of Israel: Stories Untold” during a wine and cheese reception. Members of the public are invited to the free event to listen to the stories of two Israelis — their struggles, successes, military service and their dreams. For more information, contact Assaf at assafg@standwithus. com or call (847) 498- 4100. SATURDAY Meet Harriet Beecher Stowe 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. Paddy Lynn, professional storyteller and actress, portrays author, humanitarian and abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe in this insightful presentation of the woman who wrote the influential novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. For more information, visit www. SUNDAY Oscar Talk 2-4 p.m. Feb. 19, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. Reid Schultz will discuss the ins and outs of Oscar nominated film before the award ceremony. For more information, visit MONDAY Sensory Family Movie 1-3 p.m. Feb. 20, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. Sensoryfriendly screenings are designed for children with special needs. The film will have quieter volume and turned-up lights. The environment is welcoming toward kids who need to move around, talk and sing during the screening. For more information, visit TUESDAY ‘Best Boy’ Discussion 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 21, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. Nancy Buehler leads a discussion of “Best Boy” by Eli Gottlieb. The story center around with a middle-aged autistic man who was institutionalized as a child is disturbed by the arrival of an obnoxious new roommate and an orderly who reminds him of his abusive father, causing him to form a plan to escape and return to his hometown where his brother still lives. For more information, visit WEDNESDAY Artist Reception 6 p.m. Feb. 22, North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road. Meet local artist Tanya Christina Klatt and tour her exhibit of new mixed-media work at the community gallery. The event is open to the public and free of charge. For more information, call (847) 272-7250. THURSDAY GBN Variety Show 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23-24, 8:30 p.m., Feb. 25, Glenbrook North, 2300 Shermer Road. The annual GBN Variety Show is themed “Legacy,” and features student talent. Tickets are $15. Reserved seating tickets may be purchased at the door or by visiting UPCOMING Werq Fundraiser 8-9:30 a.m. Feb. 26, Glenbrook North, 2300 Shermer Road. A cardiodance workout will serve as a fundraiser for the Jodi Polikov Memorial Fund. The pop and hip-hop music exercise will raise money for the memorial fund honoring the GBN alum and teacher of 15 years. The fund is for a scholarship that will be given to a student involved in the special education department during their time in GBN. Suggested donation is $30. For more information, call (847) 209-9903. Cosmic Skating 7-9 p.m. Feb. 28, Northbrook Sports Center, 1730 Pfingsten Road. The park district will be hosting a skating night for members of the community. The entry fee is $6 and skate rentals are $3. For more information, visit www. Rockin’ for the House 2 p.m. March 5, Josh’s on the Square, 740 Waukegan Road. The fifth annual benefit concert will be hosted by the Junior Board of Northbrook. The concert is free, however, donations will be accepted.. Raffle tickets will be available for sale before and during the concert. Raffle prizes include White Sox Tickets and other sports memorabilia. All proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. A Fresh Look at Food 7 p.m., March 13. Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. Northbrook Farmers Market Association is hosting a showing of the movie “Fresh,” an eye-opening documentary and a stirring call to action. A short discussion will be led by Northbrook Farmers Market president and manager Dale Duda on how our own market is an important part of a healthy, sustainable food system. No reservation needed. For more information, visit NorthbrookFarmers- Line Dance Classes Feb. 28-April 11. Northbrook United Methodist Church, 1109 Western Ave. Line dance classes, sponsored by Dancemates, will occur at the church and is open to the public. Beginners are welcome. One class is $10 or $50 for the six-week session. Attendees may pay at the first session. For more information, call (847) 272-2442. ONGOING Northbrook Woman’s Club Accepting Grant Applications Nonprofit organizations that wish to be considered for a grant from the Northbrook Woman’s Club philanthropy funds are welcome to apply for funding. To secure additional information regarding the process visit www. northbrookwomansclub. org. Applications can be obtained by writing NWC Foundation Grants, P.O. Box 132, Northbrook, IL 60062-0132. Questions may be directed to Linda Redstone at lkwred@ Completed applications must be postmarked by Feb. 3. Laughter Group 7 p.m., every Wednesday, Glenbrook Hospital, 2180 Pfingsten Road. The group is free of charge to anyone interested in benefiting from one of the many positive health effects of laughter. The event is typically held in the John and Carol Walter Ambulatory Care Center in lower level meeting rooms E & F. For more information, call (847) 624-0988. Register for Northbrook Action Baseball Registration is now underway for the spring 2017 season. The program is for boys in preschool through second grade and girls in pre-school through third grade and boys who are looking to play T-ball, baseball or softball. The season runs from mid- April to July 1. For more information or registration package, call (847) 564- 9849. Northbrook Community Choir 7:30-9 p.m. Mondays, Leisure Center, 3323 Walters Ave. Auditions aren’t required, but registration is underway. For more information and to register call (847) 291-2995. To submit an item for the calendar, contact Sarah Haider at s.haider@22ndcenturymedia. com or (847) 272-4565 ext. 21. Entries are due by noon Thursday the week before the publication date. news the northbrook tower | February 16, 2017 | 3 New restaurant is owner’s ‘love song’ to Northbrook Matt Yan, Editor An interior design rendering shows what Jar Bar will look like once completed at 1350 Shermer Road. Image Submitted For a time, downtown Northbrook was known as the place with three ice cream shops: Yogen Fruz, Graeter’s and Baskin Robbins. That is no longer true with the departure of Yogen Fruz last fall. Downtown may soon be known for what will take its place: Jar Bar, a new healthy fast-casual concept developed by Northbrook residents Karen and Adam Firsel. The restaurant, located at the corner of Shermer and Meadow roads, is expected to open in April and offer flavorful, nutrientdense meals for customers on the go. With 30 indoor seats and space for an additional 20 on the patio outside, diners can also have their meals in an environment Karen Firsel calls an “ode to vintage versus modern.” “It’s like a love song to Jar Bar will feature salads and desserts packaged in jars, along with other items like sandwiches and cold brew coffees. Photo Submitted the community,” said Karen Firsel, a TV personality and former producer for the Oprah Show. “We live here; our kids are in public schools; we have friends and family here. We really wanted to do this here because we believe in the community and believe it’ll be a success.” The idea for the restaurant was quite literally home-grown, as the menu is composed mostly of meals Karen Firsel makes for her family. The influence is clear in the food names, like Kids Were Up At 6 (with acai, nitro coffee, bananas, toasted coconut and gluten-free granola) or Cake For Breakfast (oatmeal, almond ricotta, coconut sugar crunch and gluten-free granola). Most of the cold items are packaged in plastic jars for portability and convenience, hence the Jar Bar name. “It’s something you can throw in your bag, eat on the train. You can use it in so many different ways,” Karen Firsel said. 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