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2 | February 16, 2017 | The winnetka Current calendar In this week’s current Police Reports 10 Pet of the Week 10 Sound Off 17 Puzzles 22 Dining Out 27 Home of the Week 28 Athlete of the Week 31 The Winnetka Current ph: 847.272.4565 fx: 847.272.4648 Editor Jacqueline Glosniak, x15 sports Editor Michael Wojtychiw, x25 Sales director John Zeddies, x12 real estate sales 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 Winnetka Current (USPS 10675) is published weekly by 22nd Century Media, LLC 60 Revere Dr. Ste. 888, Northbrook IL 60062. Periodical postage paid at Northbrook and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Winnetka Current 60 Revere Dr., Ste. 888, Northbrook IL 60062. Published by THURSDAY Story Time with Steve Antony 4:30 p.m., Feb. 16, The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. Join The Book Stall for a rare U.S. appearance by U.K. children’s book author Steve Antony. He’ll read from his book “Please Mr. Panda” and teach kids how to draw Mr. Panda. Antony is an award-winning writer and illustrator based in the Swindon, U.K. For information, visit FRIDAY Bright Beginnings 10:30-11 a.m., Feb. 17, Northfield Public Library, 1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield. Babies ages 0-17 months and their parents/caregivers are welcome to share in simple stories, rhymes, music and movement. Drop-In Tech Help 1-2:30 p.m., Feb. 17, Northfield Public Library, 1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield. Bring in your iPhone or iPad and get some oneon-one help with a technology instructor. No registration is needed. SATURDAY Free Camera Clinic 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 18, Phototronics, Inc., 996 Green Bay Road, Winnetka. Meet Sal, Phototronics’ camera-cleaning guru. He will offer a free checkup to make sure your lenses are cosmetically clean and your camera is functioning properly. Sensor cleaning will be 50 percent off and all camera accessories will be 15 percent off. For information, call (847) 446- 7510. A Villainous Affair to Remember 6 p.m., Feb. 18, Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. The 2017 Village Follies are having their patron’s party, inviting all to come dressed as their favorite villain. There will be an open bar, buffet dinner, dancing and silent auction. Tickets are $75 per person in advance and $100 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Winnetka Community House. For information, email dinner chairs Emily Matz at or Kolin Leonard at SUNDAY Richard Sobel at The Book Stall 2 p.m., Feb. 19, The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. Richard Sobel will discuss his book, “Citizenship as a Foundation of Rights: Meaning for America.” Sobel’s book explores the nature and meaning of American citizenship and the rights flowing from citizenship in the context of current debates around politics, including immigration. The book explains the sources of citizenship rights in the Constitution and focuses on three key citizenship rights — the right to vote, the right to employment and the right to travel in the U.S. MONDAY Smarty Pants’ Big Balloon Show 10-11 a.m., Feb. 20, Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. Called “simply amazing” by WGN-TV, the Big Balloon Show is a theatrical style balloon stage show featuring magic, slapstick comedy and Smarty’s award-winning, world’s biggest balloon props. The Big Balloon Show is much more than just kids entertainment — Smarty Pants’ eyepopping, larger than life balloon creations will have the entire family surprised. General admission is $7 and tickets can be ordered at School Day Off Open Gym 10 a.m.-noon, Feb. 20, Skokie School, 520 Glendale Ave., Winnetka. The gym will be open for free play for children in kindergarten through fifth grade on this day off of school for The School of Saints Faith, Hope and Charity School and Districts 36 and 37. Grab your friends and head over to practice your basketball skills or join in other activities. The gym will be supervised by a Winnetka Park District staff member. For information, visit winpark. org. TUESDAY Friends of the Library Meeting 7-8:30 p.m., Feb. 21, Winnetka Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Stop in to the Friends’ quarterly meeting to learn what this volunteer and fundraising group is about. For information, visit WEDNESDAY Winnetka Historical Society Annual Luncheon Noon, Feb. 22, Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. Join the Winnetka Historical Society at their annual luncheon, where they will present their second annual Heritage Award to the Hoza (1915)/Bratschi (1921) family in recognition of their contributions which have enriched the quality of Winnetka village life. Author Richard Cahan will also discuss American architectural photographer, Richard Nickel, and how he is considered to be the father of Chicago’s historic preservation movement. Tickets are $50. For information, visit THURSDAY Lego and Games 3-5 p.m., Feb. 23, Northfield Public Library, 1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield. Kids are welcome to drop by after school to build with Lego or play board games with friends. UPCOMING Annual Wine and Beer Tasting 6:45-9 p.m., Feb. 24, Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. The Woman’s Board of the Winnetka Community House welcomes locals to the eighth annual Wine and Beer Tasting benefitting the Winnetka Community House. Attendees can taste a wide variety of more than 80 top shelf wines and 20 craft beers while enjoying an expansive array of buffet hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are on sale online at W i n - netkaCommunityHouse. org or can be purchased at the Winnetka Community House. Advanced registration tickets are $75 and tickets at the door will be available for $85. North Shore Camp Expo 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Sunset Ridge School, 525 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield. Join 22nd Century Media, publisher of The Winnetka Current, for this third annual free event that will feature information and personnel from more than 40 camps and businesses. There will also be a balloon artist, face painting, cotton candy, a makeyour-own-trail-mix bar station and more. For information, call (847) 272- 4565 or visit ONGOING Winter Grief Counseling 7-8:30 p.m., every other Monday from Jan. 9-March 20, Winnetka Congregational Church, 725 Pine St., Winnetka. Samaritan Counseling Center is pleased to announce the winter session of the North Shore Exploring Grief Group. This series provides a confidential, supportive and educational environment to cope with grief. Meetings will be led by Rev. Dr. Joellen Hosler, LCPC, who has extensive experience with grief and loss through her work with clients and as a pastor. There is no charge for this program and it is open to the public. Samaritan Counseling Center is a community resource offering professional counseling services that provide hope, healing and growth in a manner that is ethical and caring. For information, contact Hosler at (847) 446-6955 ext. 19 or jhosler@northshoresamaritan. org. Society of Active Single Seniors Meeting 7 p.m., third Tuesday of the month, Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 460 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield. This nondenominational club offers a variety of social events for single seniors, including live music events, theater, dining and mild sports activities. New members are welcome and refreshments will be served. For information, call (847) 498- 5231. To submit an item for the community calendar, contact Editor Jacqueline Glosniak at news the winnetka current | February 16, 2017 | 3 Village reveals stormwater project plans in limbo Lauren Kiggins Freelance Reporter Following months at the drawing board with Strand Associates and the Cook County Forest Preserve, the Winnetka Village Council explained 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. Those should be the sort of situations where we create a win-win for the community to be able to move the project forward with a broad base of support.” Strand’s initial plan, presented in early 2016, targeted Cook County’s “I really think we’re on a track now to a project that will be supported by all of the factions in the community…” Chris Rintz — Winnetka Trustee, on the Village eventually finding a stormwater plan to best fit the town 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 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. Rintz added that Strand is working on a series of new proposals for Winnetka, though no timeline is in place. “I’ve always had this itching feeling that we’ve been pretty silent on stormwater overall and you know it’s important that the people know where we are,” Rintz said. Phosphorous-containing fertilizer ban deferred The Village Council deferred the ordinance banning phosphorouscontaining fertilizer after Village administration received resistance from the Winnetka Park District. The ordinance approval, which was set for approval Feb. 7, will likely be delayed until March. Village President Gene Greable assured the park district is not fighting the ordinance. “They want additional time to evaluate the impact on their operations,” Greable said. Village Manager Robert Bahan added the park district is focusing on how it will manage its golf course without phosphorous. “I think they needed more time to evaluate how it would impact their normal operations during the normal months but particularly their golf operations — how they treat their greens,” Bahan said. Council members expressed openness to public dialogue. “I think this is great that we’re holding off,” Trustee Penny Lanphier said. “We all want to make sure ... what we’re doing is in [sync] with the park district.” 458 LINDEN STREET, WINNETKA $1,179,900 | 6 BED | 3/1 BATH BEVERLY SMITH, ABR, GRI, CRS, CNE BROKER ASSOCIATE ILLINOIS LICENSED ATTORNEY 847.732.3199 BEVERLYSMITH@ATPROPERTIES.COM 30 GREEN BAY RD. WINNETKA, IL 60093