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2 | March 2, 2017 | The lake forest leader calendar

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Pet of the Week6

Police Reports6

Editorial13

Puzzles16

Faith Briefs21

Dining Out27

Home of the Week23

Athlete of the Week27

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THURSDAY

Gene Siskel Film Series:

The Eagle Huntress

7-9:30 p.m. March 2

Gorton Community Center,

400 E. Illinois Road,

Lake Forest. Among the

Kazakh nomads who roam

the mighty Altai Mountains

of western Mongolia,

the favored sport is eagle

hunting, a difficult skill

handed down through generations…by

men only. A

sensation at the Sundance

and Telluride Film Festivals,

this rousing documentary

follows the quest

of a 13-year-old girl (Nurgaiv)

to defy tradition and

earn the title of eagle huntress.

This event costs $11.

For more information, visit

www.gortoncenter.org.

FRIDAY

Jim Kenney: 1995 — Five

Events and the Beginning

of the Future

10:30 a.m. March 3, 100

E. Old Mill Road, Lake

Forest. Common Grounds

Executive Director Jim

Kenney returns to Dickinson

Hall with another

insightful program. The

book’s author, W. Joseph

Campbell, chooses an

odd, but ultimately beguiling,

set of events as

tipping points: Clinton’s

affair with an intern, the

O.J. Simpson trial, the

Oklahoma City bombing,

the Dayton negotiations

settling the Bosnian war,

and the rise and fall of the

Internet browser Netscape

Navigator. So come for a

truly intriguing conversation.

Light refreshments

will be served. This event

is $8 for members and $12

for guests. Registration is

required. For more information,

call (847) 234-

2209.

Woodland Academy Spring

Musical: “Aladdin”

6:30 March 3-5, Woodlands

Academy, 760 E.

Westleigh Road, Lake Forest.

Disney’s “Aladdin:

Dual Language Edition”

will be presented three

times by the Theatre Program

at Woodlands Academy

of the Sacred Heart.

This slightly modified

“Aladdin” storyline has

Jafar, the villain, making

Agrabah a land in which

the royals speak one language

and the street people

another. This causes

communication problems

for Aladdin and Jasmine.

He speaks only English

and she speaks only Spanish.

Meanwhile, Jafar can

communicate in both languages.

Tickets, which are

$12 at the door, can be purchased

for $10 in advance

at the school’s front desk.

For more information, call

(847) 234-4300 or visit

www. woodlandsacademy.

org.

SATURDAY

Lights, Camera, Action

6-11:30 p.m. March 4,

Deerpath Inn, 255 E. Illinois

Road, Lake Forest.

The Boys & Girls Club of

Lake County will hold its

annual benefit, “Lights,

Camera, Action.” More

than 200 guests will walk

the red carpet helping to

take action for the children.

Guests will dance

the night away to raise

funds and support the club

programs through a live

action and photo opportunities

with “Oscar.” For

more information, visit

www.bgclc.com.

Sunday

Birds of Prey and their

Amazing Stories

1-2 p.m. March 5, Gorton

Community Center,

400 E. Illinois Road Lake

Forest. Linda Breuer has

been saving songbirds and

raptors for more than 20

years. Barnswallow is a

wild bird concern located

in Wauconda and it is there

where Linda has dedicated

her life to rescuing our

beautiful feathered friends.

Linda has not only saved

countless birds time and

again, she has also helped

educate the general public

as to how we can do our

part to help these wonderful

creatures. Come visit

with some of these rescued

raptors and hear their stories

of survival. This event

costs $10. For more information,

visit www.gortoncenter.org.

Thursday

Montessori from the start:

Lecture Series1

8:45-9:45 a.m. March 9,

Forest Bluff School, 8 W.

Scranton Ave, Lake Bluff.

Come to the morning lecture

series. This series provides

a solid foundation

for a child’s earliest years

and is an excellent introduction

to Montessori education.

Attendees will gain

a deeper understanding of

your child’s self-formation

and have an opportunity

to meet other parents with

children of similar ages.

Please RSVP to Lynn Lillard

Jessen at (847) 295-

8338.

UPCOMING

Luck of the Irish for kids

1-2 p.m. March 11, Lake

Forest Flowers, 546 N.

Western Ave., Lake Forest.

A fun afternoon activity

inspired by St. Patrick’s

Day designing with flowers.

This event is for kids

ages 6 - 12. Join Eileen as

she leads each student in

creating their own floral

arrangement to take home.

Class fee is $35. Please

register in advance online

at www.lakeforestflowers.

com or by calling (847)

234-0017.

Fourth Annual Lake Forest

High School Boosters Bash

7 p.m. March 11, Gorton

Community Center, 440 E.

Illinois Road, Lake Forest.

Guests will be able to celebrate

student athletes while

enjoying hearty tasting stations,

silent and live auctions

and a comedy show

by the renowned Second

City All Stars troupe. Desserts

and music will follow

the show to complete

the evening. The evening’s

proceeds will directly benefit

LFHS student-athletes

through Booster programs

such as scholarships, individual

and team grants,

athletic equipment funding,

and many other initiatives.

Tickets are $85 each

and are available for preorder

at lfhsboosters.org

or at the door for $95 each.

Reservations are limited.

Lake Forest Civic Orchestra

presents LFCO Goes To The

Movies concert

4 p.m. March 12, Gorton

Community Center 400 E.

Illinois Road Lake Forest.

The LFCO’s program

will take the audience on

a grand tour of great musical

compositions written

for or used in film, including,

Ponchielli’s Dance of

the Hours (Fantasia), Barber’s

Adagio for Strings

(Platoon), and John Williams’

Adventures on

Earth (E.T.). Concertgoers

will also be treated to

comments from our Music

Director, Robert Nordling,

which will explore the

musical themes and their

relationship to the movies’

plots and characters. To

buy tickets online, please

visit www.lakeforestcivicorchestra.org.

ONGOING

Monthly blood pressure

checks

10-11 a.m. on the second

Monday of every month,

Dickinson Hall, 100 E.

Old Mill Road. Nurse Patti

Mikes will visit Dickinson

Hall to give free blood

pressure checks to anyone

50 years old and older. No

appointment needed. For

more information, call

(847) 234-2209.

Lake Forest Open Lands:

Little Trekkers

1-3 p.m. Mondays

through March 12, Mellody

Farm Nature Preserve,

350 N. Waukegan Road,

Lake Forest. Set out on an

outdoor adventure to discover

the wonders of the

winter world. Become a

nature detective and search

for signs of the elusive flying

squirrel, winter birds

and animal tracks left in

the snow. Warm up inside

to enjoy a story and create

a nature craft. This fun

program is for the curious

child who likes to explore

and make discoveries. This

event is for children aged

4 and 5 and costs $150

for members and $215 for

non members. For more

information, visit www.

LFOLA.org.

Read a Latte: Adult Winter

Reading Club

Through March 31,

Lake Bluff Library, 123 E.

Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff.

Cozy up this winter with

cool books and library

programs and earn a hot

beverage. Join the Adult

Winter Reading Club and

win prizes: It’s as easy as

tic-tac- toe. Turn in completed

reading log and receive

two free pre-publication

books and a coupon

for a free coffee, tea, or

cocoa generously donated

by Hansa Coffee Roasters.

For more information,

visit www.lakeblufflibrary.

org.

To submit an item for the

community calendar, contact

Editor Alyssa Groh at

alyssa@lakeforestleader.com

or (847) 272-4565 ext. 21.

Entries are due by noon on

the Thursday prior to publication

date.


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Students bring flair for performing to talent show

Christa Rooks

Freelance Reporter

Lake Forest High School

continued its annual tradition

of showcasing the

many talents of its student

body at this year’s talent

show.

The show kicked off its

performances Feb. 22 with

a student/teacher night,

followed by performances

Thursday-Saturday, Feb.

23-25, at the high school.

The Talent Show is a

long-running tradition at

the high school. It began in

the mid-1960s and has continued

to involve students,

teachers, parents and community

members ever since.

The show included approximately

20 acts and

also featured 12 student

films and music from a pit

band.

Aside from the onstage

acts, there are plenty of opportunities

for students to

get involved in other ways.

“There’s an option for

everyone,” said Corey

Holmer, faculty liaison for

the show. “So if they don’t

want to take the stage,

maybe they want to do tech

crew, maybe they want

to be part of the (student)

committee.”

Approximately 200 students

are involved in the

production, both onstage

and behind the scenes.

The only thing the students

didn’t do was judge

the acts. That role belonged

to a mix of Lake

Forest community members

and alumni, who try

to provide an unbiased

opinion on the acts. Acts

are judged on stage presence,

originality, preparedness

and how they sound,

act, or look onstage.

For emcees Matthew

Barrett and Eric Spehlmann,

preparedness may

not have been their strong

suit, but they still managed

to nab the role.

“We didn’t really have

anything prepared coming

into the audition,” Barrett

said. “I Bing [searched] a

bunch of cheesy jokes ...

and then we just acted out a

bunch of cheesy jokes.”

That was enough to get

them the role, and they

started putting together

a script. They used “Saturday

Night Live” as inspiration

for several bits,

including a Weekend Update

skit, but also came up

with some on their own,

including a Lake Forest

High School specific vocabulary

skit.

“The vocab one was fun

to work off of because we

just made fun of what people

say,” Spehlmann said,

noting he got the idea from

the game Balderdash.

“We kind of worked it off

of that, doing vocab words

and making up definitions.”

The kids rehearsed for

the show four nights a

week.

According to Connor

Teske, who performed in

several acts, including a

particularly notable performance

of playing the guitar

with his mouth, he said it

all came together easily.

“Everyone’s a good musician

so we just learned it

and it came together and

sounded good,” the senior

said.

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“Perhaps” during a talent show on Thursday, Feb. 23,

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Lake Forest City Council

Residents, City in disagreement over proposed railroad line

Miriam Finder Annenberg

Freelance Reporter

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packed City Hall for the

Lake Forest City Council

meeting Tuesday, Feb. 22,

pushing for a more thorough

investigation into environmental

impacts and

greater council transparency

on the proposed expansion

of the Amtrak Hiawatha

line which would

run through Lake Forest.

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A third rail more than 2

miles long would be built

parallel to the Milwaukee-

District North line along

the Academy Woods

neighborhood, which residents

fear will encourage

heavier freight traffic and

allow trains to idle near

their homes, causing extended

periods of noise

and vibration.

Norman Carlson, president

of the Metra Board

of Directors, stressed the

track will allow Metra and

Amtrak trains to operate

more smoothly—acting as

a passing track rather than

a holding track.

“Railroads are in the

business of moving trains,

not holding trains,” Carlson

said.

However, residents remained

skeptical. While

the new line would primarily

serve Amtrak and

Metra, freight trains could

be diverted to this track as

necessary, either for getting

around other trains or

holding in place.

An environmental assessment

of the additional

rail line was released in

October, with Lake Forest

residents and officials

sending comments regarding

noise, pollution, and

other questions back to

Amtrak at the Jan. 15 public

comment period close.

At that time, residents and

City officials expressed

hope of moving forward

with a full environmental

impact study by the Federal

Railroad Administration,

which would more

deeply examine potential

impacts of the additional

line.

Based on the scope of

the project, City Manager

Bob Kiely said a full environmental

impact study is

unlikely to be approved by

the Federal Railroad Administration,

so Lake Forest

officials have decided

not to ask. This reached

some residents as failure

to listen and a reversal on

their previous position.

“You can imagine the

shock and confusion my

neighbors and I felt when

we heard only a few days

ago of the resolution that is

before you this evening,”

said JoAnn Desmond,

president of the Academy

Woods Homeowners Association.

“The new resolution

negates everything

the City Council has previously

communicated.

We believe this complete

reversal has serious implications

for the health and

safety of many of our residents.”

However, Metra officials

explained that the

project would take place

entirely in the existing

right of way, limiting the

City’s ability to push for

a more comprehensive environmental

study. In fact,

the Federal Railroad Administration

ultimately has

the authority to determine

if the proposed project

continues.

While freight trains

were residents’ main concern,

neither City officials

nor Metra have control

over how many freight

trains run through Lake

Forest, as they are operated

by Canadian Pacific.

“If [Canadian Pacific]

has the business to run

freight trains, they’re gonna

do it,” said Rich Oppenheim,

a Metra official.

“The more infrastructure

you give [the dispatcher]

to work with, the better.”

Nonetheless, residents

argued adding a rail line

and potentially opening

up the capacity for more

freight trains rumbling

past their homes — or

worse, idling on the third

line waiting for rail traffic

to clear or pulling over

while a commuter train

passes — was too much to

ask of them.

“My neighbors and I

are experiencing cracks in

our ceilings, cracks in our

walls [from the train vibrations],”

said Amy Keaton,

a Lake Forest resident.

“My neighbor’s chimney

is falling down.”

Many other residents

in attendance echoed the

experience of their homes

shaking as freight trains

pass by, which they said

is an increasingly frequent

occurrence. They

expressed discontent that

the City seemed disconnected

from the desires of

those living in the neighborhoods

affected by the

project.

“If we did a referendum

in our community, I’m not

sure that you, the council

here, would be voting on

the same side as the voters,”

said Roderick Johnson,

a Lake Forest resident.

“The implication is

you’re not aligned with

your voters.”

The project to increase

service along the MD-N

line has been underway

for nearly a decade. During

this time, Lake Forest

and Metra have worked

with the Illinois Department

of Transportation

and Wisconsin Department

of Transportation on

planning the $150 million

project, which WisDOT

plans to pay for. The project

is one of five needed to

extend the line, which also

affects Northbrook, Glenview,

Deerfield and Bannockburn.


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Basement fire snuffed out in Lake Forest

Dufner

The Burger family,

Lake Forest

Born and raised in

Lake Forest, Dufner

(named after

the golfer, Jason

Dufner) is a gem of

a pup. He will be 5

this May and is an

avid swimmer and

ball chaser. When

he’s not swimming or running around the dog park,

he likes to hang out on the couch and watch some

golf or football depending on the season. He’s

every dogs best friend and a love.

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The Lake Forest Fire

Department was dispatched

to the 0-100 block

of W. North Ave. at 9:39

a.m. on Feb. 23 for a report

of a basement fire,

according to Battalion

Chief Mike Gallo.

Lake Forest Police arrived

on scene and assisted

two elderly occupants from

the home. When fire crews

arrived, they found smoke

coming from the first and

second floors of the single

family residence. The fire

was extinguished in approximately

30 minutes.

There were no injuries.

Other departments assisting

Lake Forest included;

Lake Bluff, Knollwood,

Libertyville, North Chicgao,

Countryside, Lincolnshire,

and Deerfield. Long

Grove sent an ambulance

to cover other calls in Lake

Forest while crews worked

to contain the fire.

The cause of the fire is

under investigation. Preliminary

estimates put the

damage at $150,000.

Police Reports

Waukegan man charged with burglary in LF

Paulo A. Aragon, 20, of

Waukegan, was charged

with burglary at 10:15 a.m

on Feb. 7 at his residence

in Waukegan following

burglaries to motor vehicles

in Lake Forest.

Officers and detectives

with the Lake Forest Police

Department investigated

several burglaries to motor

vehicles that occurred

in the area of Shawford

Drive, Grandview Drive,

and Morningside Drive

on Jan. 29. Information

gained during the investigation

led to the identification

of Aragon and another

subject as the offenders in

the burglaries.

Detectives obtained an

arrest warrant for Aragon.

In other police news:

Lake Bluff

Feb. 12

• A driver was charged

with driving with suspended

registration, driving

with a suspended driver’s

license, improper display

of registration and operating

an uninsured motor vehicle

at 1:29 a.m. on northbound

Route 41.

Feb. 10

• A driver was charged

with an aggravated DUI,

driving with a suspended

driver’s license, improper

lane usage, illegal transportation

of alcohol, improper

use of a communication

device (cellphone),

and failure to wear a seat

belt at 12:14 a.m. in the

intersection of Green Bay

Road and Armour Drive. A

officer observed a vehicle

leave the roadway going

northbound on Green Bay

Road at W. Washington

Avenue and stopped the

vehicle.

Feb. 9

• Fraud was reported at

2:05 p.m. at the Public

Safety Building.

Feb. 7

• An accident involving

a passenger vehicle and

semi-truck was reported at

11:06 a.m. in the intersection

of S. Waukegan Road

and Carriage Park Lane. A

citation was issued for improper

backing.

• A delayed private property

crash was reported at

4:34 p.m. in the 300 block

of Skokie Highway. The

officer met with the complainant

who stated a customer

backed into a parked

loaner car earlier in the

day. She stated he provided

all his information and

they have now decided to

file a formal crash report.

Feb. 6

• A delayed burglary to a

vehicle was reported at

6:16 p.m. at the Public

Safety Building.

Feb. 5

• Fraud was reported at

1:10 p.m. at the Public

Safety Building.

• A driver was charged

with driving on a suspended

driver’s license and operating

a vehicle with only

one red tail light at 11:30

p.m. on northbound route

41.

Lake Forest

Feb. 11

• Mercedes L. Williams,

26, of Waukegan, was

charged with unlawful

possession of drug paraphernalia

and speeding at

5:42 p.m. in the intersection

of Waukegan Road

and Coventry Drive. Police

patrolling in the area

observed a white Dodge

Charger operating at a

high rate of speed. Police

stopped the vehicle

for speeding 64 mph in

a posted 45 mph speed

zone. When officers spoke

to the driver, identified as

Williams, they smelled a

strong odor of marijuana

coming from the vehicle.

A subsequent search of the

vehicle revealed several

small bags with cannabis

residue and a gray digital

scale.

Feb. 9

• Steve Sagert, 22, of

Waukegan, was charged

with three counts of identity

theft and two counts

of theft at 10 a.m. at Lake

Forest Academy. In November

of 2016, police

were called to Lake Forest

Academy on a report

of items from a wedding

were missing. The investigation

led to the identification

of Sagert as the

offender. Subsequent to

the investigation, on Feb.

7, detective with LFPD

obtained an arrest warrant

for Sagart which included

multiple accounts of Identity

theft and theft. Sagert

was located and served the

arrest warrant.

EDITORS NOTE: The

Lake Forest Leader’s Police

Reports are compiled from

official reports found on file

at the Lake Forest and Lake

Bluff Police Department

headquarters. Individuals

named in these reports are

considered innocent of all

charged until proven guilty in

the court of law.


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THE SPRINGS OF VERNON HILLS

DEDICATED MEMORY SPECIALISTS

Special pricing in honor of our

22nd Century Media publisher (second from left) Joe Coughlin and managing editor

Eric DeGrechie (second from right) speak to representatives from nonprofits across

the North Shore at The Volunteer Center’s Meet Your Press event Thursday, Feb. 23,

at The Winnetka Community House. Courtney Jacquin/22nd century media

Nonprofits learn to get the word

out with Meet Your Press event

22nd Century

Media, others

represented at

Winnetka panel

Courtney Jacquin

Contributing Editor

There are dozens and

dozens of nonprofit organizations

across the North

Shore doing great work.

But how do they share their

stories with publications

such as The Lake Forest

Leader.

More than 50 representatives

from local organizations

came to the Winnetka

Community House Thursday,

Feb. 23, for the third

Meet Your Press event,

presented by The Volunteer

Center.

Writers and editors representing

22nd Century

Media, Daily North Shore,

Sheridan Road magazine,

Make It Better, Pioneer

Press and Winnetka Living

spoke on the panel, letting

the organizations know

how to pitch the various

publications, submit press

releases and event listings,

and what makes a story or

event stand out to an editor.

Publisher and Chicagoly

magazine editor Joe

Coughlin represented 22nd

Century Media, as well as

managing editor and Wilmette

Beacon editor Eric

DeGrechie.

The Volunteer Center

hosted the event in 2011

and 2012 to much success,

and decided to revive it this

year in response to so much

change in the media landscape.

“There have been so

many changes, so many

publications were defunct

from [2012], new ones

have come forward, online

mechanisms have changed,

and the requirements are

so different for each publication

… and frustrations

from our nonprofits

trying to navigate through

this,” said Volunteer Center

Executive Director Barb

Tubekis.

Each of the eight media

representatives on the

panel described the ways

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for magazines and newspapers,

and what each publication

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“With our newspapers at

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MO. We try to put as many

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stressing the hyperlocal aspect

of 22nd Century Media’s

papers, and the importance

for nonprofits to

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“All of our newspapers,

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every week,” DeGrechie

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It’s really important

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faces and the people and

the stories of those communities

that we have newspapers

in.”

Nonprofits such as the

League of Women Voters

of Winnetka-Northfield-

Kenilworth, The Gorton

Community Center of Lake

Forest and Youth Services

of Glenview/Northbrook

asked a variety of questions,

trying to learn from

the media professionals

how to share their stories.

“I look at it as a partnership,”

DeGrechie said.

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LFHS tennis coach

inducted in to hall of fame

Alyssa Groh, Editor

Corky Leighton

has spent his

entire life around

tennis and the

past 23 years of

his life coaching

at Lake Forest

High School, Leighton

where he has

helped teams succeed. For all

of the hard work he has put

into the tennis world, he was

inducted into the 2016 Illinois

High School Tennis Coaches

Association Hall of Fame.

“It was totally unexpected,”

Leighton said of being inducted

into the Hall of Fame.

“I have been coaching for 23

years and I have been in the

tennis family my whole life. I

never did this for the rewards.

The fact that this happened was

unexpected. We had some really

great teams at Lake Forest

and it is a testament to them

that I got this honor.”

Leighton has been involved

in tennis on the North Shore

for more than 45 years. He

coaches at College Park Athletic

Club in Deerfield and has

spent 23 years with the boys

tennis program at Lake Forest,

14 years as head coach and 19

years with the girls team.

During his time coaching at

Lake Forest High School he

helped the school win seven

team state championships, 19

team trophies at the state meet,

28 sectional titles, and 28 conference

titles.

Leighton has been involved

in tennis since he was born,

as his dad Art and grandfather

Harry were coaches as well.

His dad coached at the University

of Toledo and his grandfather

was also a high school

coach. Today, Leighton’s son is

a coach at Deerfield.

In the mid-’60s Leighton

moved to Chicago and began

coaching top level juniors. After

about 20 years of coaching

there he realized it was taking

up too much of his family time.

A friend of his suggested he try

coaching at Lake Forest High

School.

Since he began working with

high school students, his favorite

part about it is playing a role

in their success.

“I really enjoyed being with

competitive players and helping

them advance their games.”

In coaching Leighton follows

a few simple rules or guidelines.

For him the most important part

about coaching is good team

unity and sportsmanship.

“There is no ‘I’ in team and

we stress that right from the

beginning,” Leighton said.

“Everyone has to know tennis

itself is a very individual sport

so the time these kids are playing

they are not involved in a

team format and we make sure

everyone understands that concept.”

Leighton also strongly believes

in collaborative coaching.

He receives information

from a lot of outside places and

other coaches and he puts that

information into a format the

players can understand and that

is useful for them.

“I have a basic coaching philosophy

and have developed a

players manual with things the

team should be aware of and

we go over it so they understand

what it takes to be a successful

player,” Leighton said.

Looking back over the years,

Leighton can’t help but attribute

some of his coaching success

to other coaches, players

and the school.

“I have had the opportunity

to work with some amazing

coaches over the years and really

a lot of it has to be attributed

to them,” Leighton said.

“I was there and gave them my

input but it has always been a

team effort. The coaches as

a team, players as a team, the

school as a team. Everyone is

working together to try and do

the best we can.”

Forest Bluff students move classroom outdoors

Secondary level

students embark on

10-day journey in

Minnesota

Alyssa Groh, Editor

Three times during the year

secondary level students at Forest

Bluff School have the opportunity

to participate in week-long outdoor

experimental learning trips

with their classmates. Students

and teachers set out on the winter

service/camping trip to Ely, Minn.,

on Jan. 17.

Fourteen students spent five

days and four nights outside at

Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge,

where there is a dog sledding

expedition. Wintergreen helped

the students with transportation,

providing them with 19 dogs and

three sleds to help transport equipment

and food.

Students who went on this trip

were in charge of planning the entire

trip. They were broken into five

committees: the food committee, the

safety committee, the gear committee,

transportation committee and

the finance committee.

Once they were on the trip students

spent their time walking miles

on the trails, cooking their own food,

setting up camp, and taking part in

reopening a new trail, which was

named Forest Bluff Trail.

In order to open the trail students

had to use snowshoes to pat

the snow down, cut trees and move

logs out of the way.

The three trips students go on

throughout the year combine to

a total of six weeks, which may

seem like a lot of school to miss,

but for Forest Bluff it is part of its

curriculum.

“We don’t treat [the trips] as a

vacation, it is very much part of our

program,” said Elizabeth Miles, the

secondary school director and teacher

who went on the trip. “We really

believe there is great educational

value to the things we do on the trip.

The idea is those lessons they learn

are transformed back into the classroom

and into their everyday lives,

both now and in the future.”

During the trip students were

Eva Sharman (left) and Dagny Birkerts, both 13 and both of Lake

Bluff, harness a dog to be put on a sled. Photo Submitted

faced with many challenges and

obstacles, which the school hopes

prepares them for life.

“As with everything we do in

our school we want our students to

be exposed to real challenges that

have built in hardships, room for

error, and tangible consequences,”

Miles said. “They have to address

and learn from the challenges and

bounce back from them.”

James Kuhns, an eighth-grader

at Forest Bluff, went on the trip this

year but had heard a lot about it from

his older brother, who went on the

trip a few years ago. Kuhns did not

know what to expect but was most

nervous to work with the dogs.

Once he arrived at Wintergreen

and started to interact with the

dogs, they soon became his favorite

part about the trip.

“My favorite part about the

trip was being on the dog sleds,”

Kuhns said. “You are not moving

at such a fast pace but you really

have to think about how much

weight the dog is pulling. They

are pulling gear that weighs 200

pounds plus two humans. You get

to help push the sled [up hills] and

that helps you feel better that you

are helping.”

One of the biggest obstacles

students had to overcome on the

trip was being able to handle the

weather. In previous years students

have had to endure brutally

cold temperatures, but this year

wet conditions made it worse.

This year it was in the mid-20s

but there was a lot of mist during

the day and snow at night, so students

had to sleep in tents to stay

dry.

The school provided parents

with extensive packing lists to

make sure students are dressed

properly for the weather. Even

though they are dressed for the

weather, students still experience

times of being cold and uncomfortable,

but the trip teaches them

how to cope with the cold.

“We have a lot of discussions

about one of the big lessons you

have to learn on this trip is you

have to constantly be monitoring

yourself in your environment,”

Miles said. “You are always having

to check in with yourself and

adjust your attitude about your

situation. You can choose how

you respond to something. If it is

really cold, it is a given everyone

else is cold too and there is nothing

you can do to change it aside

from putting on more layers. But if

you don’t have that option, change

your attitude and not be cold by

moving around.”

For Kuhns, the trip taught him

a lot and helped boost his morale.

“I think for me going on this

trip you don’t think before you go

on this trip you can stay out in the

cold and sleep outside but it was

kind of a moral boost,” Kuhns

said. “It helps with your moral

boost and with school work. You

can do a lot more than you thought

you could do before.”


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School News

Miami University

Bowman named to

president’s list

Abby Borman, of Lake

Forest, was named to Miami

University’s fall 2016

president’s list. Bowman

is earning a bachelor

of science majoring in

speech path and audiology.

Miami University students

who are ranked in

the top 3 percent of undergraduate

students within

each division for for semester

2016-17 have been

named to the president’s

list recognizing academic

excellence.

Students earns degrees

Connor Houlahan, of

Lake Forest, was among

more than 3,000 student

from Miami University

who received degrees during

fall commencement

exercises Dec. 13.

Houlahan graduated

with a bachelor of science

majoring in chemistry.

Scott Powell, of Lake

Forest, received a degree

from Miami University

during the winter 2017

term.

Powell received a bachelor

of science in business

degree.

Wheaton College

Students named to men’s

track and field roster

Alex Hoshino and Stephen

Matthew, both of

Lake Forest, were names

to Wheaton College men’s

track and field roster.

The team competes in

the College Conference

of Illinois and Wisconsin,

where they finished their

2016 season in fourth

place.

The University of Iowa

Students named to dean’s

list

Anna Kerf, of Lake

Bluff, John Garrity, Allison

Glennon, Sidney

Martinez, Christopher

Meng, and Mark Turelli,

all of Lake Forest, were

named to the University

of Iowa’s fall 2016 dean’s

list.

Ripon College

Goeks named to dean’s

list

Wyatt Goeks, of Lake

Forest, was named to Ripon

College’s fall 2016

dean’s list.

To qualify for the dean’s

list at Ripon College, students

must achieve a 3.40

GPA or higher on a 4.00

scale and complete at

least 12 credits of regular

letter-graded work.

Illinois State University

Student’s named to dean’s

list

Martin Grum and

Kathryn Wynn, both of

Lake Bluff, and Jonathan

Bang, of Lake Forest,

were named to Illinois

State University fall 2016

dean’s list.

Undergraduates who

meet high academic standards,

as established by

the college of their major,

are included in a dean’s

list issued each semester.

Eligible students must

complete 12 or more

graded hours during the

semester.

Lake Forest Academy

Seniors sign letters of

commitment

Margeaux Adam, Alex

Gamache, both of Lake

Forest and Jenan Clarke,

of Ontario, Canada signed

letters of commitment in

November of 2016.

Adam will play lacrosse

at University of Colorado-

Colorado Springs. Gamache

will play baseball at

Georgetown University.

Clarke will play football

at Cornell University.

Seton Hall University

Steck named to dean’s list

Henry Steck, of Lake

Forest, was named to Seton

Hall University fall

2016 dean’s list.

Students must have at

least a 3.4 GPA and can

get no grade lower than

a C.

The University of Alabama

Students named to dean’s

and president’s lists

Alayna Katherine

Steindl, of Lake Forest,

was named to the University

of Alabama’s fall

2016 president’s list.

Students named to

the president’s list must

achieve an academic record

of 4.0 (all A’s).

Marla Rose Fontatna,

Michael Jon McKendry,

both of Lake Bluff, Sydney

F. Garofolo and Hale

C. Thomas, both of Lake

Forest, were named to the

University of Alabama’s

dean’s list.

Students named to the

dean’s list much achieve

an academic record of 3.5

or above.

The University of Alabama

dean’s list recognizes

full-time undergraduate

students.

Roger Williams University

Rice earns degree

Cole Rice, of Lake

Forest, graduated with a

bachelors of science in

marketing in December

2016 from Roger Williams

University.

Cornell College

Griffin admitted to college

Garik Griffin, of Lake

Forest, was admitted to

Cornell College for the

fall 2017 term.

School News is compiled by

Editor Alyssa Groh. Send

entries to alyssa@LakeForestLeader.com.

THE NORTHBROOK TOWER

Northbrook man arrested

after bomb threat

investigation

A local man was arrested

after a police investigation

into a false bomb

threat at Glenbrook North

High School.

Michael R. Schmidt, 59,

of the 1200 block of Sunset

Ridge Road in Northbrook,

turned himself in

to police Feb. 21 after they

identified him as a suspect.

He was charged with disorderly

conduct for allegedly

making the anonymous

phone call to the

school on Feb. 14. Illinois

law prohibits anyone from

knowingly transmitting

a false report to a public

safety agency without reasonable

grounds to believe

the public is in danger.

Schmidt was released on

$1,500 bond and given a

March 21 court date at the

Skokie Courthouse.

The Northbrook Police

911 Center received a call

at approximately 1 p.m.

on Valentine’s Day from

someone who sounded like

a man. The caller made a

vague statement about a

bomb in the parking lot at

Glenbrook North, authorities

said.

The high school was put

on a soft lockdown and

students and staff were

kept in classrooms while

police conducted a sweep.

Nothing was found despite

bomb specialist units

combing the area, and students

were dismissed at

the end of the school day.

Police continued to

search the building and

found nothing suspicious.

Reporting by Matt Yan, Contributing

Editor. Full story at

NorthbrookTower.com.

THE HIGHLAND PARK LANDMARK

9 schools approved for

summer improvements

The North Shore School

District 112 school board

approved its summer 2017

bid awards at its regular

meeting Tuesday, Feb. 21.

The approval will allow

eight companies to

begin work this summer

on improving and updating

nine of the district’s

12 facilities. The overall

recommended cost for all

the work that will be completed

is $10.94 million.

Of the schools included

in the work, Northwood

Junior High School will

receive the most improvements

at a cost of $2.24

million. Green Bay School

will receive the fewest improvements

at an estimated

cost of $93,119.

One of the concerns

the board heard was

that Lincoln Elementary

School, Ravinia Elementary

School and Elm Place

School — three of the

schools that would have

been closed under BDR3,

the district’s budget deficit

reduction three plan that

was slated to close four

schools to save money for

the district — will not receive

improvements.

The life safety work

done at the other schools

includes security vestibule

renovations and exterior

improvements.

Reporting by Erin Yarnall,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at HPLandmark.com.

THE GLENCOE ANCHOR

$460K budget

recommended for new

Takiff fitness space

A new space for those

looking to work up a sweat

could be on its way to the

Takiff Center.

The Special Projects

Committee of the Glencoe

Park District heard proposals

from fitness equipment

companies during its

Tuesday, Feb. 21 meeting,

and agreed to recommend

a $460,000 budget to the

Glencoe Park Board for a

fitness area in the Takiff

Center.

The fitness area will be

set up in the Aiken Activity

Room in the Takiff Center.

Director of Recreation and

Facilities Michael Lushniak

told the committee that

the space was chosen over

other areas in the Takiff

Center because of its accessibility

to the outside

and proximity to the front

desk.

In the recommended

budget, $310,000 is earmarked

for renovations

and equipment in the Aiken

Activity Room. The

remaining $150,000 is for

the potential renovation

of two restrooms to create

shower rooms. Executive

Director Lisa Sheppard

said the restrooms may not

be updated if the changes

turn out to be more costly

or complicated than anticipated.

Once the budget is approved,

architectural design

will be completed

by Wight and Company.

Sheppard said these designs

will likely be underway

in the coming weeks.

The committee also

heard presentations by representatives

from Precor/

Direct Fitness and Life Fitness.

Both representatives

showed potential arrangements

for a suite of fitness

equipment and discussed

maintenance and installation

services offered by

their companies.

After these presentations,

the committee decided

that it preferred Precor

equipment and would

recommend it to the board.

Reporting by Alexandra Greenwald,

Freelance Reporter.

Full story at GlencoeAnchor.

com.


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From the Editor

An ode to helping the environment

Alyssa Groh

alyssa@lakeforestleader.com

Every day I commute

to our office located

in Northbrook from

Crystal Lake.

This past week on my

drive home from work it

was pretty dark out and I

realized there was a lot of

white stuff on the side of

the road. My first thought

was that it was melting

snow, but then I realized

it has been 40-60 degrees

out lately and all snow has

been melted for weeks. As

I kept driving, I wondered

what it was and then it occurred

to me: It was trash

from people littering.

Two days later, on my

way to work in the morning,

I drove past the same

area and there were crews

on the side of the road

picking up all the trash,

bagging it, and leaving it

on the side of the road to

be picked up. There were

crews on the side of the

road for miles, picking up

all of the trash that people

threw out their windows.

After driving past all

of the workers for a few

miles, I saw something

else as I got closer to

work. There was a man

walking on the sidewalk

on the side of Lake Cook

Road. He seemed to be

walking for leisure, but

I watched as he stopped

to pick up every piece of

trash he saw.

I cannot assume, but

it is my guess that those

people who left their trash

on the side of the road

did not think about the

consequences their actions

may have on the world.

By throwing trash out the

window they are affecting

the environment, possibly

endangering an animal

who tries to eat the trash,

and also inconveniences

others who have to spend

hours and walk miles on

the side of the road to

pick up trash that doesn’t

belong to them.

I must admit I have

never been a major environmentalist

or really

worried about recycling

or littering, but seeing

the amount of trash on

the side of the road really

made me think.

My favorite part about

spending my days in Lake

Forest and Lake Bluff is

seeing the beautiful and

absolutely breathtaking

scenery of the communities.

I remember the first

time I went to Lake Forest

and Lake Bluff I was in

awe of all the green of the

grass and trees.

In order to keep our

towns beautiful and to

keep our world beautiful

we need to be conscious

of the things we throw out

and how we throw them

out. Are the correct things

going into the correct

garbage bins?

If we all make a conscious

effort to waste less

water, recycle more, and

litter less, imagine what

we can accomplish.

Lake Forest Community High School District

115 posted this photo on Feb. 24. Lake

Forest Community High School District 115

posted this photo to congratulate the scholastic

team on a great performance at the

Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl Tournament.

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102

Naperville

An intriguing number from this week’s edition

Central boys hockey captain

Andrew Maynard had 102 points in 26

games coming into a playoff matchup

with Lake Forest, Page 29.

Letters to the Editor

Finding a middle ground

for transportation fee

We live in Lake Forest

and our last child is a senior

at Lake Forest High

School now, therefore the

bus fee for next year does

not effect us at all. I have

heard about the meeting

and discussion around the

increased fee for transportation,

and am frankly appalled

by that decision.

My two children went

through the entire public

school system in Lake

Forest. Both of them rode

their bikes to school from

kindergarten through high

school year-round, at most

getting driven to school

five times in a school year.

It is often easier in an

affluent community to ask

for more money, instead of

looking at the problem and

addressing social change.

As a fifth-grader, my

daughter thought it would

be a good idea to try to

increase bike ridership to

school. Racks which often

only had her bike in it

when she started at Deer

Path Middle School were

often overflowing by the

time she moved on to high

school. These children did

not need a bus, ‘prevent

congestion’ as was stated

in the meeting by taking

more cars not valid for

them. They got to school

themselves. That also

promoted physical activity

for more children in a

population group who is

rapidly becoming more

overweight and obese.

Perhaps learning from a

pre-teen and encouraging

positive behavior would

be a better solution than

charging people more,

which being a mandatory

fee for all will encourage

more to use the busses and

become more lazy. Reward

families whose children

bike or walk to school the

majority of school days.

Less bus and car transportation,

lower costs, and

less congestion.

For the families to who

do take the bus, having the

bus only stop at the end of

each street (in Lake Forest

children are picked up

at each house which slows

traffic, increases pollution

and gas costs, and once

again decreases physical

activity), would be a very

easy way to decrease bus

costs.

David Najman, Lake

Forest resident

The Lake Forest

Leader

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Grand gand

Award-winning chef visits Dickinson Hall,

Page 18

One more

La Taquiza Y Mas expands to serve

new Glenview location, Page 22

22CM Camp Expo helps families

plan for summer, Page 17

Clockwise from top left to right: Jesse Giangreco, of Lake Forest’s Banner Day Camp, meets with Maya Plischke, 6, and Audrey Sarinyamas, 6, during 22nd

Century Media’s Camp Expo on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Sunset Ridge Elementary School in Northfield; Zachary Gerber tries the ring toss; Stella Lohr, of Lake Forest,

checks out her painted face in a mirror held by artist Barb Kovacevich. Photos by eric degrechie/22nd century media


16 | March 2, 2017 | The lake forest leader Puzzles

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north shore puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku

THE NORTH SHORE: Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Northbrook, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfield, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

Across

1. Fox, young

4. Unwelcome mail

8. Center of Bollywood

14. No longer divided

15. In a mixed up

state

16. From time immemorial

17. One with a six-yr.

position

18. Joined together

19. Helium and neon

20. Dine at a restaurant

22. Highland Park

grad starring in

“Tony and Tina’s

Wedding” (goes with

47 across)

24. Aerial branch

25. Fastener

26. Warning signal

30. Pictures of the

mind

35. Handle

37. Wind instrument

38. Hiatus

41. Tree that repels

insects

44. Put chips in the pot

45. Body, prefix

47. See 22 across

48. Staying power

51. Donkey relatives

56. Thin sheet metal

for ornamental decoration

58. Miniature water

buffalo

59. Birthplace of

Solidarity

61. Owner of MLG

Chicago in Lake

Forest, _____

Lemonis

63. On _____ of

(representing)

65. Stork cousin

67. Biblical beast

68. Astronomy Muse

69. Make out

70. Poker call

71. Pick up

72. 1000 dollars

73. Timecard nos.

Down

1. Show-off

2. Opposite of relaxation

3. Period of five years

4. Capital of Azerbaijan

5. “This just __ my

day!”

6. Hawaiian wreath

7. Wood strips

8. Dirty Harry’s gun

9. African republic

10. Large butte

11. Twaddle

12. Steinful

13. Driver’s lic. and

others

21. Mistaken

23. Sound of a sneeze

27. Varnish ingredient

28. Chicken-king connector

29. They hold a compass

horizontal, on a ship

31. Decision to move

forward

32. Go out

33. Lobster coral

34. “Haven’t Met You

___” (Michael Buble)

36. Yearly interest rate

(abbr.)

38. Engine need

39. Harvester ___

40. School grp.

42. Personal

43. Biochemistry abbr.

46. Balance or patience

preceder

49. Leaning to the right

50. Lo-cal, often

52. Needlefish

53. Convert to hard

money

54. Alarm clock

55. Disrespects

57. Squeezing (out)

59. Flight of steps to a

riverbank

60. Kierkegaard, e.g.

61. Computer devices

62. Acts as the interlocutor

63. Beer, for short

64. Before of yore

66. “Moves like a butterfly,

stings like a __”

LAKE FOREST

The Lantern

(768 Western Ave.

(847) 234-9844)

■6-8 ■ p.m. Sundays:

Holly the Balloon

Lady

LAKE BLUFF

Maevery Public House

(20 East Scranton Ave.

(847) 604-3952)

■7:30 ■ p.m. every third

Thursday of the

month: Warren Beck

GLENVIEW

Johnny’s Kitchen

(1740 Milwaukee Ave.

(847) 699-9999)

■7:30 ■ p.m. every Friday

and Saturday: Live

Music

WINNETKA

Good Grapes

(821 Chestnut Court,

(847) 242-9800)

■Every ■ Saturday: 50

percent off a glass

of wine with glass of

wine at regular price

and same day Writers

Theatre Saturday

matinee tickets.

NORTHBROOK

Pinstripes

(1150 Willow Road,

(847) 480-2323)

■After ■ 8 p.m. Sunday-

Thursday: $3 bowling

(game) and $4 bocce

(hour)

GLENCOE

Writers Theatre

(325 Tudor Court, (847)

242-6000)

■Through ■ April 2: ‘The

Scene’

WILMETTE

The Rock House

(1150 Central Ave.

(847) 256-7625)

■6:30 ■ p.m. Friday,

March 3: Family Night

+ Karaokee

■10 ■ a.m. Saturday,

March 4: Saturday

Mornings with Sedgewick!

To place an event in The

Scene, email chris@GlenviewLantern.com

answers

How to play Sudoku

Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of

3x3 squares. To solve the puzzle each row, column

and box must contain each of the numbers

1 to 9.

LEVEL: Medium

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan


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Camp Expo highlights abundance of local activities

Eric DeGrechie

Managing Editor

Kids like to stay busy

during the summer break

from school. Parents are

always looking for ways to

keep their children active

and entertained throughout

the warmer months. For

those in attendance at 22nd

Century Media’s third annual

Camp Expo on Saturday,

Feb. 25, they walked

away knowing there are

plenty of options here on

the North Shore and nearby.

The free event was held

at Sunset Ridge School in

Northfield. 22nd Century

Media is the parent company

of The Lake Forest

Leader.

“This is a great location

because we’re right

on a corner of a main road.

We’ll probably finish with

around 300 visitors,” said

Heather Warthen, chief

operating officer for 22nd

Century Media. “We have

a great variety of vendors

from day camps to overnight

camps. We also have

local businesses that cater

to kids doing things in the

summer.”

Among the local day

camps represented were

Banner Day Camp (Lake

Forest), iD Tech Camps

(Lake Forest) and School

of Rock (Highwood). Local

businesses attending

included Chicagoly Magazine

and Glamour Girlz

(Highland Park).

From 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

eventgoers had a chance to

visit more than 40 vendor

booths and participate in

interactive activities designed

for children of all

ages. Fun activities included

face painting, a balloon

artist, camp games and

prizes, and light refreshments.

“It’s just fun to be here

in the community to let

people know about us,”

said Lani Gerszonovicz,

of Lake Forest’s Banner

Day Camp, sponsor of the

Expo. “For me, Banner is

the greatest gift I ever gave

my kids. Sharing that with

people is tremendous.”

Warthen said the event

brings in both parents that

have a pretty good idea of

where they want to send

their kids for the summer

and those that haven’t

made any decisions.

“This is a very kidfriendly

event. We’ve seen

a lot of families,” Warthern

said. “It’s a lot of fun

for everyone.”

The Northwest Passage,

located in Wilmette, provides

adventures around

the world and here in the

Midwest, including overnight

camps. The business

specializes in kayaking,

climbing, hiking and yoga

trips. They often hit the local

water at Gillson Beach

in Wilmette and the Skokie

Lagoons in Glencoe and

Winnetka. The Northwest

Passage’s sister company,

Polar Explorers, also out

of Wilmette, focuses on

polar adventures.

“It’s a fun thing for 10-

to 14-year-olds. As they

get older, we start increasing

their leadership abilities

by bringing in paddle

sports,” said Keith Heger,

of The Northwest Passage,

which started in 1984. “We

also offer overnight trips

at Devil’s Lake State Park

(Baraboo, Wis.).”

Ela Acikgoz, 5, of

Northbrook, found enjoyment

learning how to putt

at The Golf Practice, a

Highland Park business.

Her teacher was Michael

Schroeder.

“We teach golf to kids

from the age of 5 all the

way through high school.

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Award-winning chef kicks off health care series at senior center

KATIe Copenhaver

Freelance Reporter

Dickinson Hall’s new

“Age Spectacularly

Health Care Series” began

on Feb. 21 with a wellattended

cooking demonstration

by Gale Gand,

former host of the Food

Network’s long-running

show, “Sweet Dreams.”

Gand’s engaging presentation

not only featured

a number of tips about

healthy eating and food

preparation, but also storytelling

and music.

While cooking the

escarole, sausage and

white beans stew from

her “Lunch!” Cookbook,

Gand explained her focus

on midday meals.

After her twin girls were

born, she quit hosting

“daunting dinner parties,”

as she calls them, because

it was hard to coordinate

bedtime for her daughters

with late-night guests. Instead

she switched to hosting

brunches and lunches,

following the lead of the

French, who she said, “do

everything right when it

comes to food,” with a

large midday meal and a

lighter dinner.

One highlight of

Gand’s presentation was

the story of her appearances

on Julia Child’s TV

show in the 1990s. First

she won an award from

Child in a Food & Wine

magazine competition.

Then, Child invited her to

contribute pastry recipes

to her book, “Baking with

Julia.” After that, Child

brought Gand on her

show, with the direction,

“Dearie, if you’re talking

too much, I’ll stick my

thumb in your thigh. After

all, it’s my show.”

“I never got the thumb

in my thigh,” Gand said.

“Most people only got

one show [with Julia], but

I got two. We must have

had synergy.”

That was early in

Gand’s career, which

has seen many successes

since then. As a chef, she

has won two James Beard

Awards and has been inducted

into the Chicago

Chefs Hall of Fame. In

addition to hosting her

Chef Gale Gand poses during a cooking demonstration

on Feb. 21 at Dickinson Hall. Photo Submitted

own show, she has also

appeared on “The Rachael

Ray Show,” “Oprah,”

“The Martha Stewart

Show,” “Good Morning

America” and more. She

regularly teaches cooking

classes and is the author

of eight cookbooks.

As a restaurateur, Gand

is a partner and founding

pastry chef of the Michelin

restaurant Tru in Chicago.

She stepped away from

the restaurant’s operations

in 2006 in order to build

four restaurants with culinary

partner Nick Tramonto

at the Westin Hotel

in Wheeling. Continuing

as part owner of Tru, she

acts as an ambassador for

the restaurant with her

public appearances. Her

other restaurants in the

Chicago area have included

Spritzburger, with The

Hearty Boys, Trio and

Brasserie T.

During her cooking

demonstration, Gand

mentioned her past as a

musician in “The Gand

Family Singers,” with her

father Bob and brother

Gary. Since she was a

child, she sang and played

guitar and ukulele with the

group and traveled around

the country to perform in

folk festivals. She credits

her experience with performing

and learning her

father’s ability to make

connections with people

quickly and easily with

helping her land her own

TV show.

“A lot of chefs are more

comfortable behind the

scenes, not in front of an

audience,” she said.

With a nod to her past,

she sang and played

“Happy Birthday” on her

ukulele to an audience

member who was celebrating

later in the week.

Audience members

hung around after the

demonstration to buy her

cookbooks, craft soda

pop, caramel sauce and to

talk to her.

Lake Forest resident

Alice Good, who was not

previously familiar with

Gand attended the event.

“If her cooking is as

charming as her presentation,

it’s a win-win,”

Good said.

Lake Forest resident

Sue Geiske remembers

Gand from her two years

as chef-in-residence at

Elawa Farm, where her

scones and salads were

for sale.

“In the two years she

was there, their food was

amazing,” Geiske said.

“She has a staying power

and her recipes are user

friendly.”

Mary Sweitzer, another

attendee from Lake

Forest, watched one of

Gand’s cooking demonstrations

20 years ago.

“She was very good then,

and she’s only gotten better,”

Sweitzer said.

Julie Portugal-Gange,

a friend of Gand’s and

marketing director for

the Northbrook office

of Home Instead Senior

Care, helped to arrange

this event with Dickinson

Hall. Her company, Home

Instead Senior Care, will

be sponsoring the whole

health care series, which

continues on March 21

with “Your Amazing

Brain – Mental Health Fitness

Strategies for Better

Living”

Learn more about the

series and other Dickinson

Hall events at www.

cityoflakeforest.com.

camp

From Page 17

The camp expo included more than 40 vendor booths.

We have a facility in Evanston

and we also have an

indoor one in Highland

Park,” Schroeder said.

“We also assist kids trying

to make it to play college

golf.”

Another highlight of the

Expo was the appearance

of a 1-year-old pig named

Bubba, who was part of

the display at Swift Nature

Camp (Minog, Wis.).

Among Bubba’s visitors

was Tahila Teten, 5, of

Glenview, who got to feed

him.

Parent Peg Sarinyamas

brought her daughter, Audrey,

6, to the Expo. She

was looking for a safetyminded

camp.

“Children work so hard

all year. They really need

a chance to blow off steam

and have fun in the summer

by trying a variety

of different things,” Peg

Sarinyamas said.

Amanda Marijanovic, of Lake Forest, shows off some muffins at Taste Buds Kitchen.

photos by Eric DeGrechie/22nd Century Media


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LFHS cheerleaders make Valentine’s Day cards for veterans

Alyssa Groh, Editor

This year Lake Forest

High School varsity

cheerleaders spent their

time finding ways to give

back to the community

and engage in more team

bonding activities. As part

of this goal they set in the

beginning of the year they

decided to make Valentine’s

Day Cards for veterans

of all ages who are

hospitalized at James A.

Lovell Federal Healthcare

Center in North Chicago.

Valentines for Veterans

is a program coordinated

through Midwest Veteran’s

Closet in North Chicago.

This organization

provides services, clothing,

household goods and

toiletries to veterans, many

of whom are homeless and

are trying to get back on

their feet. All services are

provided at no cost.

“We are not competitive

this year and we decided

because we weren’t going

to be competitive this

year we wanted to focus

on team bonding activities,”

said Kathryn Loberg

the cheerleading coach.

“We began looking around

the community for ways

to help out. We wanted to

do something every month

and February is Valentine’s

Day so we were thinking

of doing something for

someone for Valentine’s

Day and we thought ‘well

who better than the veterans?’”

The cheerleaders gave

up their practice time on

Feb. 6 to hand draw special

cards to the veterans

and wrote messages to

them.

“Originally we thought

let’s make one or two each

but as we started making

them and got in the spirit

and good feelings started

happening and everyone

was inspired by each other,”

Loberg said. “It was so

fun and it was honestly a

peaceful and reflective activity.”

The team continued

making cards until all the

supplies were gone and

they had a total of 94 completed

cards.

“We made cards because

we appreciate everything

do for us and they deserve

to know that people appreciate

what they do,” said

Katie Stovold, a sophomore

on the cheerleading

team at LFHS. “It feels

really good to give back to

the veterans because they

are a crucial part of our

country that works so hard

everyday to make sure that

we stay safe.”

Lake Forest High School varsity cheerleaders made 94 Valentine’s Day cards for

veterans during their practice on Feb. 6. PHOTO submitted

Bare Bones allows

residents to see LF

Showhouse before

transformation

Guests (left to right) Rochelle Lee, Kim Neill and Debbie

Daniel enjoy some beverages.

Staff Report

The Lake Forest Chapter

of the Infant Welfare

Society of Chicago hosted

its Valentine’s Day theme

‘Bare Bones’ party on

Feb. 15 at Lake Forest

Showhouse & Gardens.

The party served as the

kick-off event for the 2017

Lake Forest Showhouse &

Gardens, which is open for

tours April 29-May 21.

Co-chairwomen (left to right) Sara Pickus, Elizabeth Nemickas, Katie Ford and Sue

Slaughter attended the Bare Bones event on Feb. 15 at Lake Forest Showhouse &

Gardens. PHOTOS BY JILL DUNBAR/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

The event was attended

by 270 guests and gave

members of the Lake Forest

Chapter of the Infant

Welfare Society an opportunity

to view this year’s

home before more than 30

interior and landscape designers

begin re image the

estate.

Regarded as one of the

top 10 showhouses in the

country, this year’s home

is an east Lake Forest estate

designed in 1921 by

architect Howard Van

Doren Shaw. As one of the

most respected turn of the

century architects, Shaw

received a nod in the “The

Great Gatsby” as the architect

of character Daisy

Buchanan’s Lake Forest

home.

Attendees (left to right) Jacqueline Hoeper, Meredith

Mitchell, Kim Shortsle and Michelle Gramza explore

the Lake Forest Showhouse before its transformation

begins by more than 30 interior and landscape

designers.


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Faith Briefs

Christian Science Society (Gorton

Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake

Forest)

Testimony Meeting

Come to Gorton Center

the first Wednesday

of each month at 7:30

p.m. There will be prayer,

hymns, and readings from

the Bible, with related passages

from the “Christian

Science” textbook, “Science

and Health with Key

to the Scriptures” by Mary

Baker Eddy. Then participants

share their own

healings and inspiration.

For more information, call

(847) 234-0820 or email

cssocietylakeforest@

gmail.com.

The Church of the Holy Spirt (400 E.

Westminster Road, Lake Forest)

Exploring Grief Group

Every other Wednesday

through March 22 at 4:30

p.m. Samaritan Counseling

Center is pleased to

announce the Winter Session

of the Lake Forest

Exploring Grief Group.

This series provides a

confidential, supportive

and educational environment

to cope with grief.

Meetings will be led by

Erin Sharp, MDiv, MS

who has extensive experience

with grief and loss

through her work with clients

and as a Pastor. Erin

will design a unique presentation

for each meeting

tailored to the needs of the

group. There is no charge

for this program and it is

open to the public. Dropins

are welcome. For

more information, please

contact Erin at (847)

446-6955,

Grace United Methodist Church (244

East Center Ave., Lake Bluff)

Lake Bluff Women’s

Club

The club meets at Grace

United from 12-2 p.m.

every second Tuesday of

the month. Membership

is open to all ladies in the

community. For membership

information, contact

Donna Beer at (847) 295-

7108.

Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 42 will

meet in Fellowship Hall

from 7-9 p.m. Monday

nights.

Church of St. Mary (175 E. Illinois

Road, Lake Forest)

Eucharistic Adoration

Each Wednesday, the

Church of St. Mary offers

Eucharistic Adoration following

the 8 a.m. Mass. A

rosary will be prayed each

week at 6:40 p.m. with

Benediction following at

7 p.m.

Union Church of Lake Bluff (525 E.

Prospect Ave., Lake Bluff)

Live Wires

Live Wires is the Union

Church youth group for

fourth- through sixth-graders.

The group meets on

Wednesdays in Fellowship

Hall at the church from 4

to 5 p.m. for lively discussion

and fun activities.

The Church of the Holy Spirit (400 E.

Westminster Road, Lake Forest)

Making Disciples

Join the church on

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

in the parish library as we

deepen our understanding

of the themes presented in

scripture. This is a yearlong

journey that will be

done over 34 weeks. Student

guides are now available

in Missions Possible

bookstore at a 15 percent

discount. Come to Eucharist

at 9:30, and then

grab a cup of coffee in the

kitchen on your way to the

library.

Welcome Cafe

On Sundays between

the 9 and 11 a.m. service,

you are invited to the

“Welcome Café” in the

Parish Hall. All are welcome:

newcomers and

long-timers, young and the

young at heart, rich, poor

and in-between. The Welcome

Café is a safe space

to connect with old friends

and make new ones, and

where we can share our

stories.

The Brotherhood of St.

Bernard

The “Old Dogs” are retired

men who meet for

reading and frank conversation

at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesdays in the Armour

Room. Recognizing

a personal spiritual need,

the participants study and

share their opinions, questions

and fears about their

own lives. For more information,

visit www.chslf.

org/old-dogs.

Men’s Bible Breakfast

Men in the parish meet

at 6:15 a.m. every Thursday

for relaxed Bible study

and fellowship. For more

information, visit www.

chslf.org/young-pups.

Christ Church of Lake Forest (100 N.

Waukegan Road)

The Bridge Young Adults

Group

Every Wednesday from

7-9 p.m. If you think you’re

a young adult, you are welcome

to join. Contact The-

BridgeCCLF@gmail.com

for more information.

Women at Work

Women at Work meets

every Sunday morning

after the first service from

10:15 a.m. to noon at the

Lake Forest campus in

room A108. For more information,

contact Betty

Mendoza at kukka3@yahoo.com.

Bible Blast

Sunday evenings, 5-6

p.m. Bible Blast is a family

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is provided for 3 years old

and younger.

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The Leader’s Faith page

to alyssa@lakeforestleader.

com. The deadline is noon

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Call (847) 272-4565

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In Memoriam

Robert Burns

Robert P. Burns, 88, of

Lake Forest, died Feb. 13.

Bob was born March 18,

1928 to Michael and Helen

(Emmering) Burns. He is

survived by his wife of 63

years, Patricia; children:

Kathleen Burns, Michael

(Sally) Burns, Maryellen

Burns (Jeffrey Ernst) John

Burns, Maureen (Jim)

Walsh, Colleen (Tim)

Sheerer, Robert (Jennifer)

Burns; grandchildren, Katie,

Maggie, Ellie, Molly,

Kelly, Johnny, Patrick,

Nate, and Billy.

In lieu of flowers, donations

may be made to the

Ellie Burns Foundation at

www.ellieburnsfoundation.

com. Info at Wenban Funeral

Home 847-234-0022

or www.wenbanfh.com.

Jean Stokes

Jean Martin Stokes, 84,

formerly of Lake Forest,

died in her sleep at Radford

Green in Lincolnshire,

Ill. She was surrounded by

her family when she finally

succumbed after a long

battle with dementia.

Jean was born on May

12, 1932 in Chicago to Jeanette

and William Martin.

She received her BA from

Mundelein College and a

Masters of Fine and Decorative

Art at Sotheby’s in

London, England. Besides

being the best mother in

the world, Jean was an

actress, singer, gardener,

painter, an amazing entertainer,

passionate about all

the arts, and an all-around

team player.

Jean is survived by her

seven children; Kathy

(Paul) Moore, Lisa (Jay)

Seifried, Jim (Mary)

Stokes, Sheila (John) Kringel,

Mary Beth (Johnathan)

Griffis, Kyle (Bennett) Lieberman

and Karen (Dean)

Cummings. She is also

survived by her 17 grandchildren;

Ryan (Beth),

Ashley, and J.B. (Carlene)

Moore; Kevin, Wallis and

Drew Higley; Wes and Ian

Stokes; Kelsey, Jackson

and Dana Kringle; Carly

and Nina Griffis; Oskar

Lieberman; Wyatt, Tesslina

and Brooke Cummings,

and the caboose for

her long train is her greatgrandchild

Grady Moore.

Mom always loved

helping and caring for others,

to honor her memory

and in lieu of flowers, donations

are suggested to

go to Misericordia, 6300

N Ridge Rpad, Chicago IL

60660. Jeans family would

like to thank the staff and

doctors at Radford Green

for all the loving attention

Jean received, and in

her final days, the Angels

from Journey Care Hospice

were wonderful companions

for Jean and the

family.

Julianne Kraut

Julianne M. Kraut, 75,

formerly of Lake Forest,

died on Feb. 20 at the

Highland Park Hospital.

She was born Oct. 9, 1941

in Minneapolis and was

formerly of Hawthorn

Woods resident since 2006.

She received her Master’s

and Doctorate degrees

in Clinical Psychology

from the Illinois

School of Professional

Psychology in 1995 and

was a co-director of Access

to Psychological

Services in Long Grove.

Julie was a board member

of the original Touchstone

Theatre Group and

past president of the Park

Ridge Manor Women’s

Club. She was also a designer

seamstress, enjoyed

gourmet cooking and gardening.

Surviving are her husband

Morris “Morrie”

Kraut; three children, Steven

(Ann) Kraut of Belize,

Daniel Kraut of Asturias,

Spain and Tammy (Bob)

Grassfield of Mundelein;

4 grandchildren, Aaron,

Carolina, James and Joyce;

two sisters, Marianne (Michael)

Pekos and Linda

Olson. She was preceded

in death by her parents,

Edwin and Linnea Olson

and by her brother David

Olson.

Memorials can be made

to the American Cancer

Society.

Alice Valentine

Alice Valentine, 77, of

Lake Forest, died March

20. She was born on March

26, 1939.

Have someone’s life you’d

like to honor? Email Editor

Alyssa Groh at alyssa@

lakeforestleader.com with

information about a loved

one who was part of the Lake

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More than delicious

La Taquiza Y Mas

expands upon

staple North Shore

menu

Chris Pullam

Contributing Editor

Glenview’s newest

Mexican restaurant takes

its name very seriously.

With La Taquiza already

established in Northbrook,

the menu at La Taquiza Y

Mas includes, well, more.

But the additions don’t

stop with the food. The

overall decor, highlighted

by floral murals adorning

the walls, and faces of the

franchise offer a unique

twist on the original concept.

While owner Marlene

Benitez splits her time

between both locations,

daughter Kris Benitez and

nephew Eddie Benitez

spearhead the new venture.

One of their first decisions

before the restaurant

opened in November? Hiring

Isabel Librado to run

the kitchen. Although La

Taquiza Y Mas features

chef specials every day,

only Librado knows what

she will concoct any given

day.

Eddie Benitez believes

that igniting Isabel’s creativity

will create a more

passionate work environment.

“One of the first things I

told [Isabel] was to forget

she was cooking in a restaurant,”

he said. “Growing

up with my greatgrandmother

in Mexico,

the woman had a kitchen

and refrigerator but never

plugged it in. She would

get up at four in the morning,

do chores, and then go

to the market and choose

what she would eat that

Cochinita pibil tacos ($3), a traditional Mexican dish from

the Yucatan Peninsula, consist of slow-roasted pork

shoulder, achiote paste spices, sour orange marmalade

and habaneros topped with pickled red onion.

day. There were no leftovers

because they were

all given to her animals.

“I got spoiled by that. I

don’t like when something

has been refrigerated. I will

never eat frozen meats. To

me, they lose their flavor.

I told Isabel to make everything

daily, if possible.

We don’t want 10 gallons

of this and 10 gallons of

that. We want people to eat

what we would eat. And

if we wouldn’t eat it, we

wouldn’t serve it to you.”

But enough of the

behind-the-scenes stuff.

Let’s eat.

We started with the specialty

tacos ($3), and neither

option — cochinita

pibil or barbacoa — disappointed.

The cochinita pibil tacos

feature slow-roasted

pork shoulder topped with

achiote, sour orange marinade,

habaneros and pickled

red onion while the

barbacoa tacos includes

three chile-braised beef

cheeks, cloves, garlic and

onion.

According to The Winnetka

Current Editor Jacqueline

Glosniak, the tender

pork was seasoned well

without compromising the

La Taquiza Y Mas

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Glenview

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meat’s natural flavors.

Next we sampled the tamales

rajas ($2.50), served

on a corn husk and stuffed

with jalapenos and melted

cheese.

La Taquiza Y Mas also

sells tamales rojos, with

chicken and red salsa, and

verdes, pork with green

salsa, for the same price.

Then my favorite dish

hit the table.

The chile relleno ($9.75)

involves a gigantic soufflé-battered

roasted poblano

pepper stuffed with

a three-cheese blend and

marinated in tomato broth.

But that’s not all. The dish

barely compares to the

sauce — a blend of club

tomatoes, serrano peppers

and garlic — drizzled over

the pepper.

“People ask for the

sauce on top of our other

dishes,” Kris Benitez said.

“They’re not supposed to,

The chile relleno platter ($9.75) includes a souffle-battered roasted poblano pepper

stuffed with a blend of three cheeses and topped with tomato broth served alongside a

side of Mexican rice and refried beans. PHOTOs BY JACQUELINE GLOSNIAK/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

The veggie fajitas ($12) includes a generous blend of red peppers, green peppers and

sauteed onions served with traditional rice, beans and guacamole fixings on the side.

but it’s so good that people

want it everywhere.”

This entree, which uses

rice flour for the breading,

fits easily into a glutenfree

diet.

Next up? The fajitas.

We chose the veggie option

($12), a mix of red

peppers, green peppers

and sauteed onions served

with traditional fixings

like guacamole and sour

cream, but the restaurant

also serves the dish with

chicken ($13), steak ($15)

or both ($17).

Just when we thought

our culinary craving were

satisfied, out came the desserts

— fried plantain ($3)

and flan ($4).

The plantain was savory,

sweet and topped with

mole, a Mexican chocolate

sauce that balances both

bitter and savory undertones.

“Isabel doesn’t use a lot

of sugar,” Eddie Benitez

said. “But you have to

add something sweet, so

she adds plantains, raisins

and dates. Instead of

just sugar, it’s fruit. I like

it because it isn’t overly

clingy and it has a nice

spice to it.”

The flan wasn’t too

sweet, but the coconut

served as a welcome addition

to the dessert.

“The great thing about

Mexican food is that it

has a lot of Mediterranean,

Spanish and Caribbean

spices,” Eddie

Benitez said. “Mexico is

very regional. From Central

Mexico, the dishes are

going to be influenced by

France, where you have

a lot of heavy sauces and

warmer foods. On the

Pacific side, where we

are from, it’s more fruits,

salads, fish and lobster.

That’s what we’re use to.

The east side is where you

get Mediterranean.”

La Taquiza Y Mas also

hosts monthly pop-up dinners.


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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Michael Parsky

Parsky is a senior point

guard on the Lake Forest

High School boys basketball

team.

How long have you

been playing basketball

and how did you get

started with it?

I’ve been playing basketball

since I was 4 years

old. My dad took me to

the JCC in Northbrook and

started shooting around

with me and I immediately

fell in love with the game.

hockey

From Page 30

pleted the scoring less

than two minutes into the

third.

Whoever the Ramblers

face in the semis, they’re

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appearance.

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The Scouts’ best scoring

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periods.

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Salazar saved 11 shots

in the first period before

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Zorn said. “Corynn made

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back side. We went to

Amanda in the second

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The Scouts didn’t rely

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And that’s why Zorn believed

they played as a

team all season.

“We didn’t have one

top player or all-star

player,” Zorn said. “Everyone

on the team got

time on the ice today and

consistently throughout

the season. I think that’s

pretty unique and it gave

everyone a chance to

contribute.”

What’s the toughest

part of playing guard?

Probably the responsibility

you have to lead and organize

your teammates and

execute the game plan.

What do you usually

eat before a game?

During lunch I try to avoid

junk or unhealthy foods.

Sometimes during my

lunch period on block days

I’ll go off campus with my

friends and teammates to

grab a bite to eat.

Who is your favorite

conference foe to play

against?

Libertyville. They are one

of our biggest rivals and

I’ve played against their

guys since middle school.

Do you have a favorite

game or moment

during your playing

career at LFHS?

I’ve accumulated a collection

of favorite memories

during my career. Advancing

to the state finals of the

3-point shootout, winning

conference sophomore year

by beating Stevenson with

our entire school watching

and playing in the senior

night game are a few.

Who’s your favorite

NBA player?

Stephen Curry. Aside from

his shooting prowess and

amazing ball handling

skills, I love the enthusiasm

and energy he brings

every night.

If you could have any

superpower, what

would you choose and

why?

I’d want to fly. I think it

would be really cool to go

places without having to

run or walk.

If you could travel

Varsity views

anywhere in the world,

where would you go

and why?

I’d go to Italy because it

has a rich culture and history,

really good food and

it seems like a fun place

to explore and relax at the

same time.

What’s the best part

of being an athlete at

LFHS?

The amount of support

you get from the community

and the school itself,

as well as having Scout

Nation cheer you on.

What advice would

you give younger

basketball players?

Have a great work ethic.

When you aren’t working

on your game, someone

else is.

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Athlete of the Month

Ignoffo lights up

scoreboard, contest

Derek wolff, Sports Editor

Prolific Highland Park

High School sophomore

shooter Sydney Ignoffo

gave opposing defenses

the slip plenty of times

this season en route to a

3-pointer.

Ignoffo racked up another

accomplishment by

winning 22nd Century

Media’s Athlete of the

Month contest, capturing

the title with 681 votes.

Glenbrook North hockey

player David Rubin

finished second, while

Lake Forest basketball

player Connor Hanecamp

finished third. Highland

Park hockey player Casey

Eisenberg and Glenbrook

South boys basketball

player Nick Samataro

rounded out the top five.

Voting lasted from Feb.

10-25. The Athlete of the

Month contest for athletes

selected in the month of

February gets underway

on March 10 and will end

on March 25. Vote at Lake-

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RIGHT: Highland Park

High School girls

basketball player Sydney

Ignoffo won 22nd Century

Media’s Athlete of the

Month contest for the

month of February. 22nd

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Sports Briefs

Scouts land new records, conference spots

The Lake Forest girls basketball team

put together an impressive 23 wins for

the 2016-17 season, but they’re not done

racking up accolades.

Junior forward Maeve Summerville

ascended to the rank of all-time leading

rebounder with 769, overtaking Grace

Torkelson’s 755.

Senior guard Delaney Williams became

the all-time leader in assists with 391,

overtaking Janie Hodgkinson’s 284. Williams

also became the all-time leader in

steals with 314, overtaking Mary Striedl’s

260.

Both Summerville and Williams were

announced as members of the North Suburban

Conference’s All-Conference team.

This Week In…

Scouts Varsity Athletics

Girls Badminton

■March ■ 7 - Scrimmage at Lake Forest,

5:45 p.m.

Boys Basketball

■March ■ 3 - Regional Final at Maine West,

7 p.m.

■March ■ 6 - Sectional, TBD

Girls Track and Field

■March ■ 3 - at Rolling Meadows, 5 p.m.

Boys Water Polo

■March ■ 7 - Scrimmage at Lake Forest, 5

p.m.

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Boys Ice Hockey

Scouts rout Naperville Central, earn date with champs

Derek Wolff

Sports Editor

To a man, every Scout

had one number in mind

before a tilt with Naperville

Central in the first

round of AHAI 2017 Illinois

State Hockey Championships

Red Varsity Division:

two.

It’s the number worn by

Redhawks captain Andrew

Maynard, who scored

twice and had four points

in a 5-1 win over Lake

Forest on Dec. 26, 2016.

The junior had a team-high

70 goals and 102 points in

26 games coming into the

playoff matchup.

With those figures in

mind, the No. 17 seeded

Scouts scored twice in the

first three minutes of the

contest en route to a 6-3

win over the No. 16 seeded

Redhawks on Feb. 22 at

Seven Bridges Ice Arena

in Woodridge.

“There was one guy

that we had to shut down,

(Maynard),” Scouts cocaptain

Ryan Gattari said.

“We shut him down and

we scored early, so it was

over at the beginning.”

Jack Barbour had a hat

trick on the evening, including

a pair of back-toback

goals that helped the

Scouts pull away with a

commanding 5-1 lead that

created a running clock in

the second period.

Barbour scored 41 seconds

into the first period

after crashing the net and

being set up by Jack Kaptrosky.

The Scouts scored again

less than two minutes later,

setting the tone early on,

Scouts head coach John

Murphy said.

“I would say that was a

key part Scoring those first

two really gave us a lot

Jack Kaptrosky wheels toward the net. photos by derek Wolff/22nd century media

of momentum,” Murphy

said.

Lake Forest earned a

power play with 14:10 remaining

in the period but

couldn’t convert on the

man advantage, a theme

shared by both teams on

the night.

Naperville Central

earned a power play just

over seven minutes into

the period, then went on

a 5-on-3 advantage for 22

seconds at the 7:48 mark.

But a lack of any sense

of urgency hurt the Redhawks,

who mustered just

one shot on the power play

and were listless again later

in the period on a third

opportunity, allowing the

Scouts to skate into the

first intermission with the

2-0 lead intact.

The momentum gained

from the success of the

penalty kill emboldened

the Scouts, Murphy said.

“We’ve got a really, really

good team,” he said.

“Like I’ve been telling

the guys all year, they’ve

been beating themselves

with these penalties. The

first period, we played a

good portion of that period

shorthanded and almost

beat ourselves, but

I thought the guys did a

great job and were very resilient.

We killed off those

penalties and from there

I thought the momentum

went our way.”

After both sides failed

to capitalize on power

play chances early in the

second period, Naperville

Central got on the board

after eight minutes of play.

Maynard picked off a

pass in the high slot near

the left circle and toedragged

around a lunging

poke check from Scouts

goaltender Colson Stutz

to cut the deficit in half at

2-1.

Lake Forest drew a power

play with 3:47 left in

the period and proved the

old adage true by converting

on their third chance.

Barbour potted his second

of the night near the right

side of the net off a goal

line pass, then completed

the hat trick 76 seconds

later.

After pushing the puck

through a defenders skates

on a breakout, Barbour deked

around Redhawks netminder

Daniel Longmire

and scored on the backhand

to make it 4-1.

“I thought the goalie

was going to play it at the

top of the circles but I beat

him to it and then he was

just out (of position) so I

went to my backhand and

tapped it in,” Barbour said.

Later in the period,

Scouts defenseman and

cocaptain Alex Riedel

seemingly stunned Longmire

with a high wrist shot

that caught the latter in the

mask. A minute later, Luke

Abbattista cashed in a rebound

through Longmire’s

Scouts forward Jack Barbour heads toward the goal

line during Lake Forest’s 6-3 win over Naperville

Central on Feb. 22.

5-hole with less than a

minute left in the period.

Abbattista’s goal created

a running clock for the rest

of the game, which accelerated

Naperville Central’s

demise in a whacky, chipper

third period filled with

penalties.

Lake Forest made it

6-1 when Graham Hickey

scored on a toe-drag backhand

two minutes into the

third period, but Naperville

Central got it back

two minutes later.

Maynard got his second

point on the night and 104

on the season when he

fed a saucer pass over to

Zachary Kill on a 2-on-1.

Kill buried the one-timer

passed Stutz on the stick

side.

The penalty kill magic

finally ended for the

Scouts when the Matthew

Wadhiwa scored with a

5-on-3 advantage with just

over eight minutes to play,

though Lake Forest did

limit the Redhawks’ power

play to a paltry 1-for-6 in

the game.

Aided by the running

clock, the Scouts controlled

possession en route

to the 6-3 final. Lake Forest

earned a second round

matchup with New Trier

Green—the defending

state champions— in the

process.

“They have some guys

that can play, so we just

have to play well,” Gattari

said.

Green had a BYE in the

first round and Murphy believes

that if the Trevians

overlook the game and

don’t treat it with the proper

importance, the Scouts

could play spoiler.

“If we can stay out of the

box we’re going to make

that game very competitive,”

Murphy said. “Typically

in any sport when the

opposition doesn’t respect

you that much, that comes

back to haunt you. We’re

a very good team and I’m

really excited about the

game. We’re looking forward

to it.”

Lake Forest will meet

Green on the ice at 6:40

p.m. on March 1 at The

Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville.


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Scouts fall to defending champs

David Jaffe, Freelance Reporter

In the Loyola Academy girls

hockey team’s AHAI 2017 Illinois

State Hockey Championships

quarterfinal matchup

with Lake Forest, the Ramblers

looked every bit good enough

to defend their state championship.

The No. 2 seeded Ramblers

controlled the puck and

kept it in the Scouts’ zone for

a large portion of the game en

route to a 5-0 win over No.

7 Lake Forest Friday, Feb.

24, at Heartland Ice Arena in

Lincolnwood.

“We looked good today,”

Loyola coach Mike Glass said.

“The play-in games can be a

little scary since it’s one game

and anything can happen. But

today was a very good first step

and our next game-- which will

most likely be the three seed,

Latin-- will be another big challenge.”

The Ramblers benefitted from

total team unity in the contest.

“We’re getting very good

four-line rotations,” Loyola’s

Tess Dettling said. “That’s big

that we can get strong play from

a lot of people. I think we’re

playing with a lot of confidence

right now.”

Jayna Park put the Ramblers

on the board four and a half

minutes into the game. Then

Caty Cusick made it 2-0 with

five minutes remaining in the

period. Less than two minutes

later it was Dettling’s turn and

Loyola ended the first period

with a 3-0 advantage.

The Scouts were getting

strong play from their goalies

but thanks to Loyola controlling

possession and getting off

23 shots, there was too much

pressure put on the Lake Forest

defense.

“When you’re either in a

close game or going up against

strong goaltending, those garbage

goals are going to be the

Lake Forest’s Katy Wynn (67) battles for the puck in the corner during the Scouts’ 5-0 loss to Loyola Academy in an AHAI state

quarterfinal game on Friday, Feb. 24, in Lincolnwood. Photos by Miroslaw Pomian/22nd Century Media

Kennedy Stein (54) attempts to deke past a Rambler defender

during the contest.

thing that determines whether

you win more often than not,”

Glass said. “They had two good

goalies so we made sure we had

a lot of traffic around the net and

picked up rebounds. It helped us

get more shot opportunities.”

“We’re a scrappy team and

we play with the mindset of doing

what we have to to score

Olivia Remissong checks a Loyola defender into the boards during

the contest.

goals,” Dettling said. “If we

pack it in around the net, we

should get enough chances that

will go in.”

Valerie Caldwell increased

the lead to 4-0 on a power play

with a minute left in the second.

And Kaela Finegan com-

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Girls Basketball

Scouts end season in sectional semifinals

1st-and-3

Stars of the

week

Varsity Views

1. Jack Barbour

(ABOVE).

The hockey

forward completed

a hat trick in the

second period to

help Lake Forest

run away from

Naperville Central

in the first round of

the state playoffs.

2. Tori Salanty. The

senior shooting

guard went out

with a solid

performance in her

final game, nailing

four 3-pointers for

a team-high 12

points in a loss to

Hersey.

3. Graham Hickey.

Hickey capped off

a wild period for

the Scouts hockey

team with a goal

that made it 6-1,

helping them

run away from

Naperville Central.

Todd Marver

Freelance Reporter

The Scouts have been

the comeback kids in the

playoffs.

Lake Forest trailed by

nine points in the third

quarter of its regional final

against Warren before

coming back to win on

Feb. 17. The Scouts once

again rallied back from a

deficit in its sectional semifinal

game against Hersey

on Feb. 20 in Libertyville,

but the Huskies’ 20-point

halftime lead proved to be

too large for Lake Forest to

overcome.

The Scouts trailed 33-

13 at halftime before

outscoring Hersey 13-2

in the third quarter to enter

the final period with a

35-26 deficit. Lake Forest

cut Hersey’s lead to eight

points at 39-31 early in the

fourth quarter, but weren’t

able to get any closer. The

Huskies outscored the

Scouts 13-3 the rest of the

way to come away with

the 52-34 victory.

“At halftime I’m pretty

sure everyone in the stands

thought that thing was big

time over,” Lake Forest

coach Kyle Wilhelm said.

“We got a little momentum

and they still had control,

but they had to pull themselves

back and took some

time off the clock. The fact

they just don’t ever stop

fighting is probably the

Listen Up

“Typically in any sport when the

opposition doesn’t respect you that much,

that comes back to haunt you.”

John Murphy — The boys hockey coach speaks up

about the team’s second round game against New Trier.

thing I’m the most proud

of for them. In these situations,

you’re not happy

with where you’re at right

now, but I’m tremendously

proud of the fact that we’re

here and how we’re here

and how we got here.”

Lake Forest (23-10) got

off to a slow start in the

game trailing 23-5. The

Scouts responded with a

5-0 run to cut their deficit

to 23-10, but Hersey went

on a 10-3 run to end the

first half with a 20-point

lead.

“They’re very scrappy,”

Wilhelm said. “Whether or

not they get the offensive

rebound, they are on you

right away. We did a much

better job of holding them

to one shot (in the second

half). We just did a much

better job of understanding

what our job was.

(Kelly Weyhrich who had

a game-high 19 points for

Hersey) did whatever she

wanted in the first half.

She went left all day and

hit a couple shots and we

did a better job of containing

her in the second half.”

Senior guard Tori Salanty

led the Scouts with 12

points on four 3-pointers.

“She hit some huge 3s,”

Wilhelm said. “We got the

ball inside and kicked it

out and she hit some clutch

threes that I think at least

got Hersey a little nervous.

One more of those threes

and we cut it to six and it’s

tune in

What to watch this week

GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD: The Scouts travel to Rolling

Meadows for an early season meet.

Lake Forest’s Halle Douglass slices through the Warren defense earlier in the

season. Douglass, a freshman, provided much of the team’s offense during its

postseason run and will be crucial moving forward. 22nd century media file photo

possibly a different game

going into the fourth quarter.

To see Tori be able to

have the last couple games

she’s had was great for

her.”

Wilhelm also recognized

the efforts of his

other senior Delaney Williams

in leading the Scouts

to a pair of milestones the

program hadn’t achieved

since the 2004-05 campaign:

a regional title and

20-plus win season.

“We were talking about

how different things are

now versus when they

came in,” Wilhelm said.

“If I would’ve told them

• Lake Forest at Rolling Meadows 5 p.m., Friday, March

3, Rolling Meadows High School.

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four years ago that we’d

be in this spot I think they

both would’ve maybe not

believed me. They came

in this year and really put

in the time. Anyone who

watches us play knows

that we go with Delaney

the way that she plays energy

wise. She could score

0 points and if we win at

the end of the day, that’s

all that she cares about.

She just wants the team to

do well and whatever you

ask her to do. She’s been

the rock for us.”

Two underclassmen in

particular played well for

the Scouts in the postseason.

Freshman guard Halle

Douglass recorded teamhighs

in Lake Forest’s

two regional games with

16 points in the semifinal

against Wheeling on Feb.

15 and 14 points in the final

against Warren. Sophomore

forward Grace Tirzmalis

recorded 10 points

against Hersey.

“Grace probably about

the last 10-12 games or

so has really done a better

job offensively for us

and has really stepped up,”

Wilhelm said. “Only being

a sophomore, it’s really

good to see going into the

future.”

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Derek

Wolff. Send any questions or comments to

d.wolff@22ndcenturymedia.com.


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Girls basketball season

comes to an end, Page 31

On to

the next one

Boys hockey cruises

to second round berth,

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Lake Forest’s Katy

Wynn carries the

puck into the Loyola

Academy defensive

zone during a 5-0

loss to the Ramblers

in an AHAI state

quarterfinal on

Friday, Feb. 24,

in Lincolnwood.

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Scouts season

comes to a

close, Page 30

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