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Pet of the Week8

Editorial17

Puzzles20

Faith Briefs22

Dining Out23

Home of the Week24

Athlete of the Week27

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Thursday

Sunny Greetings

10-11:30 a.m. June 22,

Paper Source, 490 Central

Ave., Highland Park.

Learn to use layers of tissues,

create brushstroke

patterns with ink pads and

more. The cost is $26. For

more information, contact

(847) 266-6100.

Friday

Steven Zane Live

7:30-10:30 p.m. June

23, The Panda Bar, 596

Elm Place, Highland Park.

Musician Stephen Zane

will perform as a part of

The Panda Bar’s live music

lineup. For more information,

visit www.greenpandabar.com.

Last Preliminary Round

of Bitter Jester Music

Festival

7-10 p.m. June 23, Port

Clinton Square, Highland

Park. Attend the fourth

and final preliminary

round of the Bitter Jester

Music Festival’s annual

battle of the bands. Bands

from northern Illinois and

southern Wisconsin will

participate, and the Grand

Finale Concert will take

place on July 4. For more

information, contact (847)

433-8660.

Saturday

Art Center’s Festival of

Fine Arts

10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 24-

25, Sheridan Road and

Central Ave., Highland

Park. Head to downtown

Highland Park for art from

over 120 artists along

with live music, food and

hands-on art activities for

children. For more information,

contact (847) 926-

4300.

Ivy Ford Band

9:30 p.m., June 24, Norton’s

Restaurant, 1905

Sheridan Road, Highland

Park. Blues musician

and enthusiast Ivy Ford

will perform at Norton’s.

Ford’s music is influenced

by Muddy Waters, Etta

James and more. For more

information, contact (847)

432-3287.

Sunday

Highland Park Stepping

out to Cure Scleroderma

7:30-11:30 a.m. June

25, Highland Park Metra

Station, 1800 Saint Johns

Ave., Highland Park. Raise

money to find the cause of

and cure for scleroderma,

a rare disease that involves

the hardening of skin. Join

as a team or as an individual

for this walk. For more

information, call (312)

660-1131.

Writing Your Personal

Statement

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

June 25, North Shore College

Consulting, 806 Central

Ave. Unit 102, Highland

Park. North Shore

College Consulting will

offer a two hour workshop

on writing personal statements

for college applications.

The cost is $150. To

RSVP, email info@nscollegeconsulting.net.

Monday

Video Editing with iMovie

6-7 p.m. June 26, Highland

Park Library, 494

Laurel Ave., Highland

Park. Learn to edit home

movies with iMovie editing

tools. Learn basic techniques,

including how to

use video and sound. For

more information, visit

www.hplibrary.org.

Tuesday

Readers’ Round Table

2-3 p.m. June 27, Highland

Park Library 494 Laurel

Ave., Highland Park.

Calling book lovers for a

lively conversation about

new authors and books.

Receive a complimentary

copy or a new book at the

meeting. For more information,

visit www.hplibrary.com

Wednesday

Inferno Fest

4:30-9:30 p.m. June 28,

Everts Park, 111 N. Ave.,

Highwood. Enjoy special

hot and spicy delicacies

at Inferno Fest which is

taking place during Highwood’s

normal evening

gourmet market. Participate

in the Inferno Fest

Eating Contest, too. For

more information, visit

celebratehighwood.org.

Business Expo and After

Hours

5-7:30 p.m. June 28,

Highland Park Country

Club, 1201 Park Ave. W.,

Highland Park. Join the

Highland Park Chamber

of Commerce for their

second annual business

expo co-hosted with the

Lake Forest/Lake Bluff

Chamber of Commerce.

Create new business relationships

and share

products and services.

For more information,

visit www.business.chamberhp.com.

Thursday

Creative Hand Lettering

6-8 p.m. June 29, Paper

Source, 490 Central Ave.,

Highland Park. Join the

experts at Paper Sources

to learn about hand lettering.

They will teach the

basics including proportions,

mixing styles and

embellishment. For more

information, call (847)

266-6100.

Babies in Nature

9:15-10 a.m. June 29,

Heller Nature Center, 2821

Ridge Road, Highland

Park. Bring children, ages

6 months to 2 years old,

for a walk with a naturalist.

The cost is $6 and $3

for each additional child.

Upcoming

Fourth of July Celebration

10 a.m.-10:45 p.m.

Tuesday, July 4, Highland

Park. Watch floats pass and

listen to live music in the

Fourth of July parade that

will pass through downtown

Highland Park. Later,

head to Sunset Woods Park

for carnival rides and other

amusements. For more information,

call (847) 831-

3810.

Ongoing

Broadway Little Stars

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Sundays, WeOrbit, 1736

First St., Highland Park.

Children, ages 3-5 years

old, will explore different

Broadway Musicals

through storytelling, singing

and dancing. For more

information, contact (847)

904-0028.

Gyrokinesis Method

Movement

10:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays,

Highland Park Senior

Center, 54 Laurel

Ave., Highland Park.

Freedom Home Care is

sponsoring a Gyrokinesis

Method Movement that

focuses on opening energy

pathways, stimulating

the nervous systems

and increasing range of

motion. The fee is $15 for

senior center members or

$35 for non-members. To

sign up, call (847) 432-

4110.

Concerts in the Plaza

6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays,

Port Clinton Square,

Highland Park. Head to

the Port Clinton Square for

a nighttime concert series

featuring bands like Cirrus

Falcon. Saturday June

Band and more. For more

information, visit www.

downtownhp.com.

Food Truck Thursday

4:30-9 p.m. June 22,

Jens Jensen Park, 486

Roger Williams Ave.,

Correction

The June 15 story on

Jar Bar incorrectly

stated the price of

butter coffee. It is $6

for 16 ounces, not $2.

Cake Jars are also

made by Northbrookbased

bakery Dream

Cakes.

The Landmark

recognizes and regrets

these errors.

Highland Park. Enjoy a

wide variety of food and

drinks from more than

12 food trucks and local

restaurants featuring live

musical performances.

Admission is free. For

more information, visit

www.business.chamberhp.com.

Concerts in the Plaza

6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays,

Port Clinton

Square, Highland Park.

Head to the Port Clinton

Square for a nighttime

concert series featuring

bands such as Cirrus Falcon.

Saturday June Band

and more. For more information,

visit www.

downtownhp.com.

French Market

9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturdays,

St. Johns Avenue South

parking lot, Highland

Park. Visit this weekly

market for food and gifts

through Oct. 7. The lot is

near the Veteran’s Memorial.

For more information,

visit www.downtownhp.

com.

To submit an item for the

community calendar, contact

Editor Courtney Jacquin at

courtney@hplandmark.com

or (847) 272-4565 ext. 34.

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the Thursday prior to publication

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Highland Park City Council

City looking for input on library expansion

Erin Yarnall

Freelance Reporter

The Highland Park Public

Library may be undergoing

an expansion, and the City,

together with the library, is

planning on hosting six upcoming

meetings “to gather

public input,” according

to Mayor Nancy Rotering.

She discussed the upcoming

meetings at the regular

meeting of the Highland

Park City Council Monday,

June 12.

“Public engagement and

feedback are a critical component

of this potential project,”

Rotering said.

The meetings are some of

the first steps in a plan that

has been worked on for at

least two years.

“We’ve been talking

about this since 2015,” Rotering

said.

In April, the city council

approved a resolution hiring

an architectural firm to

conduct a $52,500 study

to develop options for the

potential expansion. The

library has purchased two

single-family homes east of

its current location for $1.5

million to expand on that

area.

The first public input

meeting is June 21.

The city council also approved

a consideration of a

recommendation for a development

plan.

The plan is for a nine-unit

multifamily development at

1637-1645 McGovern St.,

and members of the city

council supported the development

and its location.

“(This development) fits

beautifully into the location,

it’s going to complete

the neighborhood,” Councilman

Anthony Blumberg

said.

As part of the public benefit

requirement for new

developments, the developers,

Carlisle Place, LLC, are

contributing $5,000 toward

the city’s wayfinding sign

program.

Members of the city

council had questions about

a request for relief for lot

coverage, as the proposed

development, which has

50.7 percent lot coverage,

exceeded the maximum allowable

coverage, 33 percent.

“It’s invariably going to

have an increased amount

of lot coverage because it’s

now incorporating three lots

together, but we have the

advantage of a particularly

fine use in this instance,”

Blumberg said.

The plan will go back to

the Plan and Design commission

for final approval at

their next meeting.

Round it up

A brief recap of City Council action

• An intergovernmental agreement with the North Shore School

District 112, concerning the Edgewood Ring Road was approved.

The road will circle the athletic fields at the school, and will be

used for parent and bus drop off and pick up.

• City Manager Ghida Neukirch was appointed onto the Board

of Directors for the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, Ill.

(SWALCO), with Assistant City Manager Rob Sabo serving as the

Alternate Director.

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French Market debuts in Highland Park

Erin Yarnall

Freelance Reporter

Not even the rain could

keep marketgoers away

from the opening of Highland

Park’s French Market.

The market, which

opened Saturday, June 17,

features a variety of vendors

selling a wide range

of small batch products,

from Tupperware to jewelry,

and is hosted in the

North St. Johns parking

lot.

“I came here because

I was hungry,” Deerfield

resident Howard Lesh

said.

Lesh had bought a loaf

of bread from Hahn’s Bakery’s

booth, and was planning

on purchasing fresh

fruits and vegetables from

another vendor.

A majority of the booths

at the market were selling

various fruits, vegetables

and other edible items.

One of the more unique

booths at the event was

The StoryBus, which was

invited to be a part of the

market by the Highland

Park Public Library. The

bus is a full-sized school

bus decorated with a storybook

theme. The current

theme of the bus was

“Goldilocks and the Three

Bears.”

When children walked

on to the bus, StoryBus

driver and storyteller Nancy

Setnan would recite the

story of Goldilocks, and

act it out with puppets and

other props.

“It’s been great here so

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parents love it, the kids

have a ball. In two hours,

I’ve had about 55 kids

come through.”

One of the other main

attractions of the market

were the numerous food

booths, including Hahn’s

bakery which sold bread,

cookies and pastries, and

Bettina’s Artisan Tea,

which handed out free

samples of tea and additionally

sold its products

by the glass.

“We walked up here,

and we thought we would

check out the first French

Market,” Milwaukee resident

Sarah Deneve said.

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Deneve and her family

stopped at numerous

booths to sample the food

and products available.

“We ate our way through

the market,” Deneve said.

In addition to all the

food, small batch artisans

sold their products as well,

including Mary Patterson,

the owner of Ayurveda

Alchemists, which sells

organic, homemade products

including anti-anxiety

calming spray and wool

dryer balls to replace dryer

sheets.

“I started making all

my own stuff for my family,

but then people really

liked it and started asking

me for it,” Mary Patterson,

the owner of Ayurveda Alchemists

said. “I put it on

Etsy, and before I knew it

stores started calling me

and asking if I would sell

wholesale.”

“I make way too many

products, but it is such a

passion for me,” Patterson

said.

Patterson said she participates

in a lot of markets

A variety of onions available from a local farmer.

around the North Shore,

because she feels that it is

a welcoming area for vendors

like her.

“The people have been

very welcoming, and really

interested in learning

more,” Patterson said.

“Highland Park is very

open to natural living, so

my products are well-received

here. I think this is

a great community, and I

want this market to get up

and grow because this is a

community that supports

local businesses.”

The French Market is

one of two new markets

to open in Highland Park

this year, as a Food Truck

Market opened on June

1, and will run through

Sept. 14. The two markets

join the Ravinia Farmers

Market to make the city

flourishing with a variety

of markets throughout the

summer.

The market is open from

9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and

will run most Saturdays

through Oct. 14.

Berries for sale Saturday, June 17, at the Highland Park French Market in downtown

Highland Park. Photos by Erin Yarnall/22nd Century Media


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Police Reports

Four arrested for

driving under

the influence

Four men were arrested

for driving under the influence

in Highland Park

June 10-12, according to

police.

Charles L. Ash, 56, of

Glenview, was arrested

and charged with driving

under the influence after

police responded to a

complaint at 11:53 p.m.

June 10 in the 400 block

of Roger Williams Avenue.

Carlos Juan Roman, 31,

of Cicero, was arrested

and charged with driving

under the influence and

speeding more than 35

miles per hour over the

speed limit in a construction

zone after police conducted

a stop at 2:31 a.m.

June 11 in the 1900 block

of Skokie Valley Road.

Also on June 11, Assaf

Yosef Shtraischler, 37, of

Highland Park, was arrested

and charged with

driving under the influence,

improper lane usage,

failure to use turn

signal and possession of

cannabis at 3:56 a.m. after

police conducted a stop in

the 1900 block of Skokie

Valley Road.

Josue Hernandez, 33, of

Cudahy, Wis., was arrested

and charged with driving

under the influence,

improper lane usage, no

valid driver’s license, illegal

transportation of alcohol

and endangering the

life of a child after police

conducted a stop at 12:53

a.m. June 12 in the 3300

block of Skokie Valley

Road.

In other police news:

June 11

• Keren I. Vicencio, 29, of

Waukegan, was arrested

and charged with no valid

driver’s license, operating

an uninsured motor vehicle,

no valid registration

and obstructing identification

after police conducted

a traffic stop at 1:48

a.m. near the intersection

of Skokie Valley and Old

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THE WINNETKA CURRENT

Winnetkans oversee

college preparedness

program for Chicago kids

It was in 1999 when

Winnetka resident Patrick

Baldwin first heard about

the Summer of a Lifetime

program. Soon, he

was enthralled about the

prospects of what it could

achieve for some Chicago

students.

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hit me, it was a program

that I thought would work

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said I wanted to lend my

energy, my money, my

time and if I can help raise

funds for this foundation, I

wanted to do it,” Baldwin

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Summer of a Lifetime

aims to take selected high

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Charter Schools who then

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Mosquito control in

Highland Park

As we enter mosquito

season, the City

of Highland Park and

the Southlake Mosquito

Abatement District remind

residents to take a number

of precautions to avoid being

bitten. Mosquitoes can

carry different types of diseases,

like West Nile virus

and Zika virus, but there

are a number of steps you

can take to protect yourself

from mosquito bites.

• Reduce: Make sure

doors and windows have

tight-fitting screens. Repair

or replace screens that have

tears or other openings. Try

to keep doors and windows

shut. Eliminate, or refresh

each week, all sources of

standing water where mosquitoes

can breed, including

water in bird baths,

ponds, flowerpots, wading

pools, old tires, and any

other containers.

• Repel: when outdoors,

wear shoes and socks,

long pants and a longsleeved

shirt, and apply

insect repellent that contains

DEET, picaridin, oil

of lemon eucalyptus or

IR 3535, according to label

instructions. Consult a

physician before using repellents

on infants.

• Report: Report locations

to Southlake Mosquito

Abatement District

where you see water sitting

stagnant for more than

a week such as roadside

ditches, flooded yards, and

similar locations that may

produce mosquitoes.

Southlake Mosquito

around the country, earning

college credit in the

process.

More than 5,500 students

have participated

since the program’s inception

nearly two decades

ago with 1,030 signed up

for 2017, the first time

more than 1,000 students

are participating, according

to program officials.

Reporting by Daniel I. Dorfman,

Freelance Reporter.

Full story at WinnetkaCurrent.com.

THE NORTHBROOK TOWER

Lifeguards rescue 7-yearold

boy from pool

Northbrook fire officials

are praising Park District

lifeguards after the latter

saved a 7-year-old boy

from the bottom of the

pool at Meadowhill Aquatic

Center, 1501 Maple

Ave., Northbrook.

On the afternoon of June

13, a male lifeguard noticed

a child at the bottom

Abatement District is a

Lake County unit of government

that operates

to reduce the spread of

mosquito-borne diseases

through the control of the

mosquito population in

Highland Park, Deerfield,

Bannockburn, Highwood,

and Riverwoods. Southlake

Mosquito Abatement District

prevents the spread of

mosquito-borne diseases be

reducing the mosquito population

through pre-hatch

applications, larviciding

standing water areas, and

treating thousands of catch

basins with bacterial larvicide

several times during

the mosquito season.

Southlake Mosquito Abatement

District also treats

areas along railroad tracks

and public properties.

of the main pool.

“He was right in the

middle of the pool, which

is probably about 3.6 feet

deep,” Park District Marketing

Coordinator Ann

Ziolkowski said. “The

guard saw him on the pool

floor and blew his whistle,

which then all the other

guards blew their whistles.

He jumped in the pool,

pulled the child up and

started performing mouth

to mouth.”

Another lifeguard called

911. A Northbrook police

officer happened to

be nearby and quickly arrived

to assist with CPR.

A bystander at the scene

identified himself as a doctor,

Ziolkowski said, and

helped with response efforts.

Paramedics took the

boy to a nearby hospital.

Firefighters on the scene

said the lifeguards’ actions

were “incredibly

heroic,” according to the

Park District, and reported

that the boy was conscious

In extreme cases, the

entire district is treated

through an aerial application.

All products used in

mosquito control are registered

and approved for

use by the EPA, and are

applied in accordance with

recommended usage by

the CDC. The chemicals

used are not harmful to humans,

animals, or bees.

Additional Information

and on-going communication

about Southlake Mosquito

Abatement District

is available at slmad.org.

If you have any questions

or would like to report a

mosquito concern please

contact Southlake Mosquito

Abatement District

at (847) 377-8300.

From the City is compiled

from Highland Park’s e-News

and responsive en route to

the hospital. Both fire and

park officials declined to

comment on his current

condition.

Reporting by Matt Yan, Contributing

Editor. Full story at

NorthbrookTower.com.

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Streetfest to battle hunger

on North Shore

Food insecurity is not a

problem that many people

associate with the North

Shore, but the Northfield

Township Food Pantry

hopes to change that with

Pantry Palooza Friday,

June 24.

The event will take

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Courtney Jacquin, Editor

Though Father’s Day

came and went this past

weekend, we’re not quite

done celebrating at The

Landmark.

Whether you showered

your dad in gifts or just told

him you loved him over a

relaxed brunch on Father’s

Day, recognizing the great

things the dads in our lives

do is important.

This year, as always,

we had some great submissions

for our annual

Father’s Day Photo Contest.

But I have a soft spot

of cute kids, and thus this

year’s winner is Amelia

Ornstein and her dad, Ori.

Sent in with a little help

from Amelia’s mom, Kristine,

this year’s winning

entry shows Amelia, 6, and

her sister Saige, 3, playing

dress up with their dad. In

the photo, Ori’s being a

good sport and showing off

the fashionable earrings his

daughters chose for him.

For their award-winning

photo, Amelia and Ori won

dinner for two at Michael’s

Red Hots, 1879 Second St.,

Highland Park.

The dinner includes two

entrees, two side items and

two fountain beverages at

the Highland Park favorite

hot dog spot.

Maybe if Kristine and

Saige are lucky, Amelia

and Ori will invite them

along as well.

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Ori, and sister, Saige,

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HP salon helps boy donate hair in honor of mom

Neil Milbert, Freelance Reporter

With hair that came down to

his shoulders and a sidearm delivery

6-foot-5-inch 185-pound

Nate Styles was a menacing

sight on the pitcher’s mound for

Warren High School opponents

the past two seasons.

For the first time since he was

a high school sophomore, the

young man, who will be playing

college baseball for the United

States Air Force Academy next

season, got a haircut on June 10.

The complimentary 35-minute

haircut took place at The Next

Salon in Highland Park, and

Styles’ long locks were donated

to Suave, the haircare product

company that also makes wigs

and gives them to breast cancer

victims who lose their hair during

chemotherapy treatments.

It was a no-brainer for Styles

because his mother, Irene Hastings,

had breast cancer surgery

on May 31, the same day that

he pitched his last high school

game and recorded a 6-1 victory

for Warren over Glenbrook

North in the Class 4A Sectional

semi-finals.

“My mom gave me a real bad

haircut my sophomore year and I

made a bet with my older brother,

Alex [King]: ‘First one to get their

hair cut loses,’” Styles said. “After

about a year and a half, Alex got

his hair cut because he was starting

to referee basketball. But long

hair was becoming a big thing for

pitchers in the big leagues and I

kept growing it out.”

However, the Air Force Academy’s

baseball coach, Mike Kazlausky,

asked that he keep his

locks long so instructors and upperclassmen

could make fun of

him when he began basic training.

When his mother was diagnosed

with breast cancer, he

thought it over and came to the

conclusion “it would be much

better for me to get my hair cut

now and donate it.”

Styles told his future coach

and Kazlausky wholeheartedly

agreed that getting the longoverdue

haircut in honor of his

mother was altogether fitting and

proper.

“She is a single mom and she

sacrificed to make sure my brother

and I were where we needed

to be,” Styles said. “I remember

a time before I could drive when

I was on three different basketball

and baseball teams and she

would take time after her work

day to get me to all the practices

and all the games and make sure

I had the proper instruction and

the best coaches. For her to do

all that while making sure we

always had food on the table

shows how great a mother she is

and how hard she works.”

Just as it was a no-brainer for

Styles to get his hair cut and

made into a wig for chemotherapy

patients, it was a no-brainer

for Lisa Reams to do the honors

with the scissors.

Reams is a long-time family

friend who has co-owned The

Next Salon with Gainna Kouras

since 2014 after having worked

at the Highland Park salon the

Nate Styles after his haircut, in

which he donated his hair to

breast cancer patients Saturday,

June 10. photos submitted

previous 17 years.

“I don’t ever charge people

who choose to donate hair,”

Reams said. “I do their haircuts

for free.”

While Styles was getting his

hair cut his older brother was doing

the play-by-play. “The ears

have made their appearance,”

Alex announced at one point.

The piece of hair that set the

personal record measured 18

inches.

“It’s definitely different,”

Styles said after he checked out

the haircut in the mirror. “My

neck hasn’t seen sunlight in two

years.”

As soon as Reams was finished

with Styles, his mother took his

place in the chair because she

too wanted to make a donation of

Styles before the haircut, which

he did in honor of his mother

who’s currently battling breast

cancer.

her hair and get a new style prior

to the start of her four weeks of

chemotherapy treatments.

Alert and upbeat Hastings

showed no outward signs of having

undergone major surgery 10

days earlier, but she lamented

missing the victory over Glenbrook

North that concluded

Styles’s high school pitching career

and then seeing his team’s

season-ending loss in the sectional

title game.

“I was hoping to see him

pitch in the State championship

game,” she said.

According to Hastings, Lisa

Reams’ husband, Lewis Ream,

played a major role in Styles’s

baseball career.

“Lewis is a coach for the Warren

Junior Blue Devils Youth

Baseball Association and he

coached Styles on the feeder

team from fifth through eighth

grade,” she reminisced. “He also

hooked Alex up with refereeing

basketball.”

Warren Coach Clint Smothers

was instrumental in Styles’

emergence as an Air Force

Academy recruit by urging him

to take part in a college baseball

showcase event for high school

coaches.

“I was complaining about having

to spend $179 (to enable him

to participate) but it turned out

to be the best investment I ever

have made,” said Douglas.

Lady Luck also had a major

role.

“An Air Force assistant coach

was there for the academic

showcase and his flight was held

over so he decided to stay for

the baseball showcase,” Alex

said. “He liked what he saw and

told me I’d have been No. 1 in

the bullpen from them this year.

The next day I got a call from the

head coach saying he was ready

to give me a baseball scholarship.

I’d had a lot of interest

from Division II and Division III

schools but the Air Force Academy

was my only Division I offer.

“I couldn’t be happier that

I’m going there. I’d like to be a

pilot. I have an automatic fiveyear

commitment and if I do pilot

school it’ll take another four

years for a total commitment of

nine years so I’m probably going

to make the Air Force my

career.”

POLICE

From Page 6

Elm roads.

• A door was reported

damaged at a residential

complex in the 2000 block

of St. Johns Avenue. The

incident occurred between

4:30 p.m. June 9 and

12:30 p.m. June 11.

• Patricia A. Friedman,

73, of Highland Park, was

cited administratively for

retail theft after removing

items from a business at

3:07 p.m. in the 2000 block

of Skokie Valley Road past

all points of purchase.

June 10

• An unknown female individual

reportedly placed

their hands on another

individual and stole their

belongings at 9:45 p.m.

at a business in the 200

block of St. Johns Avenue.

June 7

• Yusuf A. Akyol, 41, of

Highland Park, was arrested

and charged with criminal

trespass to state supported

property after police

responded to a complaint at

2:36 p.m. in the 2000 block

of Sheridan Road.

June 5

• Jose A. Negron-Leon,

32, of, Omaha, Neb., was

arrested and charged with

no valid driver’s license

after police responded

to a traffic accident at

9:20 a.m. in the 2800

block of Skokie Valley

Road.

• Sean P. Patterson, 32, of

Waukegan, was arrested

and charged with driving

while license suspended

and operating an uninsured

motor vehicle after

police responded to a traffic

accident at 8:43 a.m. in

the 2800 block of Skokie

Valley Road.

• An unknown individual

reportedly damaged a

trailer located at a residence

in the 2600 block

of Waukegan Avenue. The

incident occurred between

8 p.m. June 3 and 2:15

p.m. June 5.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The

Highland Park Landmark’s

Police Reports are compiled

from official reports emailed

from the Highland Park Police

Department headquarters in

Highland Park and found on

file at the Highwood Police

Department. Individuals named

in these reports are considered

innocent of all charges until

proven guilty in a court of law.


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Letting it grow

Edible garden

planted at Exmoor

Country Club

Sarah Verschoor

Editorial Intern

Tucked between Exmoor

Country Club’s golf

course and tennis courts,

swiss chard, bulb fennel,

heirloom tomatoes, edible

flowers and cardoon,

a relative of the artichoke

that grows a purple flower

on top, will begin to sprout

soon as a part of their new

edible garden.

The Organic Gardener,

a Highland Park-based edible

garden grower, will

install an 800-square-foot

garden this month. Similar

gardens have been

installed by the Organic

Gardener at the Skokie

Country Club in Glencoe

and Twin Orchard Country

Club in Long Grove.

“It’s part of a larger

movement nationally

where people want to be

closer to where their food

comes from,” said Organic

Gardener founder Jeanne

Nolan. “People are attracted

to something that’s

basic and connected to the

source.”

Exmoor plans to use the

produce grown the garden

in special dishes for their

members, Exmoor’s chef

Matthew Hinkle said.

“The thing that excites

me the most is the freshness

of the produce, because

the vast majority

of produce has been harvested

and transferred and

is a week, two weeks old

already,” Hinkle said.

The produce will likely

peak in late August, and

Hinkle said Exmoor will

offer an al fresco-style

dinner using the harvested

produce.

Members approached

Exmoor about creating

a garden after seeing an

article about the Organic

Gardener in Crain’s Chicago

Business. Hinkle said

Exmoor did not have the

money last year to create

the garden, but this year

they were able to allocate

the money needed.

“It’s one of those things

that people kind of latch

onto,” Hinkle said. “We’re

fortunate we’re at a country

club [and] we have

the means and ways to do

something like this. It’s

not cheap.”

The garden’s installation

offers members locally

sourced food from a

garden designed with both

production and beauty

in mind, Nolan said. But

more than that, Nolan said

the garden also moves

away from technology and

corporate focuses and emphasizes

slow food values.

“They experience the

difference in taste,” Nolan

said. “It’s just a world of

difference.”

People are also aware of

climate change, and Nolan

said eating locally and

growing our own food is a

step in reducing our carbon

footprint.

Organic and garden-totable

eating is also trendy.

According to the National

Restaurant Association,

hyper-local sourcing,

natural ingredients and locally

sourced produce are

among the top predicted

food trends for 2017.

“It’s something everybody

is focused on: local,

sustainable and organic,”

Hinkle said.

From the other country

clubs, Nolan said they have

received “super positive”

feedback from managers

and members. Gardens are

extremely happy places to

see grow over the course of

the seasons, Nolan said.

The Organic Gardener’s garden at the Skokie Country Club in Glencoe. A similar

garden will be planted at Highland Park’s Exmoor Country Club’s later this month.

Photo submitted by Amanda Hanley

Science teacher Danielle Danno leads a session on how to view the solar eclipse with

a pinhole camera Sunday, June 11, at Highland Park Public Library’s annual How-To

Fest. photo submitted

Library holds How-To Fest

Alexandra Greenwald

Freelance Reporter

Libraries are always full

of books that can help you

learn a new skill, whether

it be knitting or making

the most of the housing

market. What’s less common

is finding an expert

at the library to teach you

that skill — but the afternoon

of Sunday, June

11 brought more than 50

teachers to Highland Park

Public Library’s third annual

How-To Fest.

Library Marketing Specialist

Beth Keller said that

the first library How-To

Fest was held by the Louisville

Free Public Library

in Kentucky.

“Their idea was that libraries’

missions are to

provide lifelong learning

opportunities,” Keller

said. “And they were like,

‘What if we turned that

idea on its head and provided

one giant learning

opportunity?’ ”

Keller said the Highland

Park Library staff both

reached out to local businesses

and teachers and

were contacted by people

interested in giving lessons

at the Fest. According to

Kessler, the Fest committee

tries to avoid repeating

sessions from previous

years, and all teachers volunteer

their time.

“We try to go for a variety

so that there’s really

something for everybody,”

Keller said. “It’s wonderful

to have their [local

business’] support, and it’s

also a great way for them

to interact with the community,

to get to know the

community, so it’s a winwin

situation.

This year, the City of

Highland Park teamed up

with the library to present

its Resident Fair alongside

the How-To Fest. Resident

Fair offerings included

demonstrations from

Districts 112 and 113,

the Highland Park Fire

Department, the City of

Highland Park, and Highland

Park Hospital.

PAWS Chicago sent outreach

ambassadors to share

their no-kill shelter mission

and teach participants how

to make dog toys out of

tube socks. PAWS Adoption

Counselor and volunteer

Bonnie Morgan said

that the toys will be donated

to PAWS shelters.

“That’s a way they can

contribute,” Morgan said

of the children who made

dog toys.

Highland Park resident

Susan Beauchem said she

was drawn to the Fest by

the wide range of topics to

be discussed.

“I’m always curious and

want to learn new things,”

Beauchem said, and added

that her favorite presentations

were from PAWS and

a session on planning outdoor

rooms by Mary Klees

of Summer Classics Home.

“They were both lowkey,

informative and open

to dialogue,” Beauchem

said. “Everyone was encouraging

questions.”

Assistant Librarian and

How-To Fest Committee

Member Laura Chudacoff

said that during her work

throughout the event, she

ran into a new Highland

Park resident that had recently

moved from Louisville

and had attended

the original How-To Fest

at Louisville Free Public

Library.

“She said she has gone

to the Louisville How-To

Fest, and when she moved

here and saw that we had a

How-To Fest, she felt that

Highland Park was meant to

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Ravinia District collects 68 instruments in drive

Submitted by Ripple Public

Relations

Lake County-area

children will be thrilled

to receive newly refurbished

instruments after

another highly successful

Recycled Instrument

Drive for Ravinia Festival’s

Reach*Teach*Play

musical education program

serving more than

75,000 people and ensuring

music education

remains accessible to

all.

This spring, 17 businesses

in Ravinia’s Business

District collected

68 instruments to be refurbished,

“recycled”

and given Lake County

kids.

This year’s drive resulted

in even more instruments

than last year

and brought people from

communities outside

Highland Park to donate

to this worthwhile program.

Field Violin Workshop

collected the most

instruments, followed

by Madame ZuZu’s

Teahouse. Jeff Cohen

Photography also gave

complimentary portrait

sittings to everyone who

brought in an instrument.

Other participating

businesses that served

as instrument drop locations

included: Design

Quartet @ Ravinia, Full

Circle Architects, Highland

Park Bank & Trust,

J A Palminteri Insurance

Agency, Jewel Nail Spa,

The Nail Shop and Spa,

Paw Parlour, Piero’s Pizza,

Principessa, Ravinia

Barbershop, Ravinia Coffee

Station, Style Hunters,

Weiland Flowers and

Zina Katsman Piano for

Everyone.

The partnership of

the neighboring Ravinia

Festival with Ravinia

District merchants is a

natural fit. The artistically

minded business

district houses a piano

school and a violin

workshop that repairs

and sells violins, violas

and other string instruments.

Live musical

performances can often

be found at Madame Zu-

Zu’s Teahouse and outdoors

Thursday evenings

throughout the summer

at Ravinia District

Food Truck Thursdays

in the center of the historic

Jens Jensen Park.

The district supports the

Ravinia Festival in its

endeavor to make music

of all types accessible to

everyone.

Although the instrument

drive ended on June

9, Ravinia District invites

the public to come out

the Ravinia Farmers Market

Wednesday mornings

featuring more than 15

vendors through Oct. 25

and to Ravinia District

Food Truck Thursdays

from 4:30 p.m. to dusk

through Sept. 14 at the

corner of Roger Williams

and Dean Avenue

for a great place to grab a

bite to eat as you enjoy a

night out with friends and

neighbors.

RIGHT: Reach*Teach*Play

students receive

refurbished instruments

at Ravinia Festival.

photo submitted

Spice it up: Inferno Fest returns to Highwood 4 years later

Jake Markowitz

Editorial Intern

The Highwood Evening

Gourmet Market welcomes

back next week an

event sure to satisfy spicy

food connoisseurs.

Inferno Fest, 4:30–9:30

p.m. Wednesday, June 28,

will feature every food

imaginable with a kick —

spicy pasta, chicken, popcorn

and more.

“Spice is not celebrated

enough,” said Eric Falberg,

president of Celebrate

Highwood. “We

figured, let’s do a festival

one night at the market

and have a full focus on

just spicy food and how

spice can change the taste

and texture of something

you normally have every

day.”

With 60 vendors participating

in the event, Celebrate

Highwood hopes

to have a strong showing

from locals and beyond.

Four years ago, a man

traveled all the way from

Ohio for the fest.

Adding to the popularity

of the event is an eating

competition at 7 p.m.,

which offers a $200 Visa

gift card to the winner.

Contestants must eat the

most tamales in five minutes,

but in the past few

have made it to the end..

This year, buckets will be

provided for each contestant,

due to the amount

of stomachs that have

fallen victim to the competition.

“We expect the eating

competition to be very

popular,” Falberg said.

“The spice comes from

what you put inside the

food. The tamales will

have ghost peppers and

every pepper imaginable.”

Even though few last

until the final bell, Falberg

does not expect locals

to be scared. The excitement

of the event’s return

is enough to get people to

sign up to test the limits of

their taste buds.

Four years ago when

Highwood’s Chamber of

Commerce took control

of the city’s events, the

fest disappeared from

Highwood Evening Market.

When Celebrate Highwood

regained management

of the market,

Inferno Fest was at the

top of the list to make a

return.

“I always feel that if

things stay the same over

time they get stale,” Falberg

said. “You always have

to excite people to come.

There’s nothing quite like

spicy, so when we were

bringing [Inferno Fest] back

I got very excited.”

Inferno Fest is not just

for enjoying a night of

spicy food, however, it’s

about speaking to a community

and getting outsiders

to realize the beauty of

their town.

“I want people to walk

away with feeling that this

is my home town and I

love it.” Felger said. “People

try to mimic it, but no

one can copy it.”

For more information

on Inferno Fest and Highwood’s

other festivals

throughout the summer,

visit www.celebratehighwood.org


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Highland Park High School hires two assistant principals

Submitted by Township

District 113

The District

113

Board of Education

voted

June 12

to approve

the hiring of

Amy Burnetti

and

Burnetti

Matt Wallace

as assistant

principals

for

Highland

Park High

School. Burnetti

has

Wallace

been hired to serve in the

12-month assistant principal

position and Wallace

has been hired to serve

in the 10-month assistant

principal position.

Burnetti has been working

in education since 2001.

After working in various

roles at Abbott Laboratories,

Burnetti served as a

college instructor for emotional

intelligence, business

and communications classes.

Her career at Highland

Park High School began in

2009, when she was hired

to teach business education.

During that time, she

led course teams and provided

professional development

for staff, doubled

the student enrollment for

the program, raised nearly

$14,000 for Charity Drive,

and was the recipient of the

Superintendent’s Award in

2010 and 2014. In 2013,

Burnetti was hired as the

Chair of Applied & Fine

Arts, supervising 18 staff

members and leading the

department in several initiatives

to grow enrollment,

develop new and innovative

courses, and facilitate

the moving of designated

classrooms for the most recent

referendum. Burnetti

supported several Fine Art

programs and productions

along with kick starting the

fundraising for the Black

Box Theatre.

Wallace joined the District

113 team in 2013 as

a Spanish teacher at Deerfield

High School. His career

in education began in

2006 as an instructional assistant

in District 214, and

then as a Spanish Teacher

at Adlai E. Stevenson High

School and Grayslake

North High School. In addition

to teaching Spanish

at Deerfield, Wallace has

been serving as one of the

school’s instructional technology

coaches since January

2016. He helped develop

the World Language

Student Growth Checklist

for use related to PERA, piloted

and provided professional

development for the

1:1 Chromebook program

and transition to Gmail,

and has served on several

school and District committees

to improve the education

experience for all

students. He has also been

a leader in many instructional

areas in order to ensure

students are afforded

an effective and equitable

education.

“We welcome Amy and

Matt as fine additions to

the Giant family,” said Dr.

Elizabeth Perez Robertson,

who will officially assume

the role of principal of

Highland Park High School

on July 1. “Together they

bring an array of fresh

ideas that will complement

the repertoire of knowledge

and experience of our current

administrative team. It

is certainly an exciting time

at HPHS.”

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Social snapshot

Top stories:

From hplandmark.com as of June 19

1. 10 Questions with Hayden Katz,

Highland Park boys lacrosse

2. Red-hot Redhead Days return to

Highwood

3. Spirited Class of 2017 graduates Elm

Place

4. From the Editor: Finding my people

5. Empathy, individuality defines

Northwood Class of 2017

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From The Editor

Observations from a Ravinia lawn newcomer

Courtney Jacquin

courtney@hplandmark.com

Though it’s still early

in the season, I’ve

already made my

way to the Ravinia lawn

twice this summer.

The first trip was for

John Legend Saturday,

June 10, and the second

was just this past Sunday

for the Milwaukee

Symphony’s performance

of the “La La Land” score

with the film.

Both times I went with

friends, brought a picnic

blanket and staked out a

spot on the lawn, something

I’ve never done

before.

Though you can’t

always see the stage or

the screen, it’s one of the

most fun ways to take in

a concert, and I’m excited

for my trips later this summer

as well.

But while I was excited

for my trio of cheeses

from Trader Joe’s and

homemade pasta salad

I made to bring for a

picnic, I was quickly put

to shame. The Ravinia

lawn is the Olympics of

picnicking.

Now I knew coming in

with some reusable grocery

tote bags and basic

picnic blankets I wouldn’t

be the fanciest person

there, but I was shocked

and deeply impressed

by everyone’s spread. It

wasn’t just a fancy picnic

basket, it was the tables

with tablecloths, flowers,

place settings and even

candles that put my sad,

sad picnic to shame. There

were no plastic cups in

sight, only real glasses for

wine will suffice for the

seasoned Ravinia picnickers.

I have to admit, I’m

a little jealous, but also

deeply inspired. I never

knew my picnic game

was so weak, but now I

definitely have something

to aspire to.

Are you a seasoned

Ravinia picknicker or

more of a pavilion-goer?

Or do you let Ravinia

do the work for you?

Let me know (and even

send me pictures of

particularly impressive

spreads), I need some

more inspiration.

Highland Park Public Library posted this photo June

16 with the caption, “Did you see us at the Food

Truck Market last night? Drop by our green tent at

various community gatherings for free books, fun

prizes or just to say hi. Next up: Battle of the Bands

tonight and the French Market tomorrow.”

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go figure

4

An intriguing number from this week’s edition

The number of year’s

have passed since

Highwood’s last

Inferno Fest. See

more on Page 14.

NFYN

From Page 6

vorite Van Houten and the

Evanston School of Rock

House Band.

“We’re hoping to get

a nice attendance,” said

Gayle Curcio, a Northfield

Township Food Pantry

volunteer. “It would be

nice to see a couple hundred

people there to come

out and support the pantry

and support the families

that use the food pantry.

It’s just a night to have

fun, listen to some good

music, have some great

local food and support the

pantry.”

The food pantry hopes

to raise $20,000 by the

end of the night, a slight

increase from its last annual

fundraiser. The funds

earned will go toward

monthly food distribution

programs and pantry operations.

“I think the more that

people find out we have a

food pantry and the community

that it serves, it

just helps to raise awareness,”

Curcio said. “It’s

a problem that can affect

everybody and no one

is immune from being

food insecure. Any time

we can get our name out

and people hear about the

Northfield Township Food

Pantry and what they do,

that just helps further our

mission.”

Reporting by Bojana Galic,

Editorial Intern. Full story at

GlenviewLantern.com.

THE WILMETTE BEACON

Village to vote on

minimum wage, paid sick

leave ordinances

The Wilmette Village

Board introduced an ordinance

at its Tuesday, June

13 meeting that, if adopted,

would opt out of Cook

County ordinances creating

a separate minimum

wage and minimum paid

sick leave benefits for private

sector employees in

Cook County.

Cook County passed

the minimum wage and

minimum paid sick leave

benefits ordinances in

October. The ordinance

set the minimum wage at

$10 an hour starting July

1, with the wage going up

one dollar each year until

2020. In terms of the sick

leave ordinance, an employer

would be obligated

to provide an hour of paid

sick leave for every 40

hours of work to any employee

who works at least

80 hours within a 120-day

period, up to a maximum

of 40 hours per year. More

than 40 Cook County

communities have already

opted out, including the

nearby North Shore communities

of Glenview and

Northbrook.

The board didn’t discuss

the matter at the

meeting because the ordinance

was simply being

introduced. The board will

discuss the ordinance at

the June 27 meeting, and

the ordinance will be up

for adoption at that time.

Reporting by Todd Marver,

Freelance Reporter. Full story

at WilmetteBeacon.com.

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Perlman replaces Lang

Lang Violinist takes Ravinia Gala

spot, Page 22

Pizza palooza

Grateful Bites expands to brick and

mortar location, Page 23

songs for

the ages

Senior Center’s Laurel Larks bring songs, joy to members and listeners, Page 21

The Laurel Larks singing group perform at Sunrise of Highland Park assisted living. photo submitted


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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. Fat letters

4. Sweetie pie

8. Board for TV regulations

11. Gentle

13. Unique

14. Untidy one

15. Spit out

17. Don Juan

18. Soft infant foods

19. Winnetka park

21. High school class

22. Jamaican music

23. Freelancer’s enc.

25. Tool holder

28. What a mess!

29. Put down in writing?

31. Candid ___

33. Takes advantage

of car positions, at

Indy for example

36. Stumblebum

39. Come together

40. Some Greek letters

41. Roman Catholic

church in Winnetka

46. In one’s own

residence

47. Roman number

48. Former French

coin

51. Scholastic society

letter

52. Holiday __

54. Arise suddenly

56. Bother, with “at”

58. It’s a nice way to

say something

61. Gathering

63. Wheel carrier

64. “Same here!”

65. Graceful arch

66. Rime

67. Some casual wear

68. Craggy hill

69. Noted victim of

1917

70. Prohibited bug

spray

Down

1. Result of fire

2. Cereal grass

3. Muddy

4. Half a Pacific isle

5. In a bit

6. Sad jazz

7. An ___ for detail

8. Flaming torch

9. Citation issuer

10. ABC rival

12. Liquid sediment

14. “The ___ who

came in from the

cold”

16. Snares

20. “Boston Public”

actress Sharon

21. Paraphernalia

24. Don’t just sit there

26. Weapons

27. Guzzled by

SUV’s

30. Nearby

32. Game pieces

34. The third of September

35. Serb or Croat

36. Hippocratic __

37. Over or under?

38. Big do

41. One easily taken

in

42. Radiate

43. Household study

44. Rolling in dough

45. Wiped out

48. Vexed

49. Cashiered

50. At the top

53. Connection

55. Not name

57. Affirmative

59. Armbone

60. House of Lords

member

61. Human simulator

62. Braggadocio’s

forte

63. Frick collection

HIGHLAND PARK

Ravinia Festival

(200 Ravinia Park Road

(847) 266-5000)

■5 ■ p.m. Friday, June

23: Gipsy Kings

■5 ■ p.m. Saturday, June

24: Common

■5 ■ p.m. Sunday, June

25: Lea

DeLaria

The Panda Bar

(596 Elm Place, (847)

433-0589)

■Every ■ Friday: Live

Music

HIGHWOOD

210

(210 Green Bay Road,

(847) 433-0304)

■7:30 ■ p.m. Thursday,

June 22: Alma Afrobeat

and DJ Mwelwa

■9 ■ p.m. Friday, June

23: Fritzel Logic

■9 ■ p.m. Saturday, June

24: On the One

LAKE BLUFF

Lake Bluff Brewing

Company

(16 E. Scranton Ave.

(224) 544-5179)

■6 ■ p.m. Monday, July

24: Trivia Night

■5 ■ p.m. Saturday, Aug.

12: Pig Roast Block

Party

■5 ■ p.m. Saturday, Aug.

26: Beef 4 Hunger

Charity Block Party

■2 ■ p.m. Saturday,

Sept. 23: Oktoberfest

Lake Bluff

LAKE FOREST

Market Square

(724 N. Western Ave.

(847) 234-6700)

■6:30-8:30 ■ p.m. Thursday,

June 29: Free

live music

NORTHBROOK

Northbrook Theatre

(3323 Walters Ave.

(847) 291-2367)

■7 ■ p.m. Friday, July 16:

‘Mary Poppins’

Pinstripes

(1150 Willow Road,

(847) 480-2323)

■From ■ open until close

all week: bowling and

bocce

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Scene, email chris@GlenviewLantern.com

answers

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has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of

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and box must contain each of the numbers

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HP Senior Center group brings singers together

Erin Yarnall

Freelance Reporter

Singing brings Highland

Park resident Ursula

Hirsch happiness, and it’s

a happiness she wants to

share with others. That’s

why she and others joined

the Laurel Larks — a singing

group at the Highland

Park Senior Center.

The group just finished

their first season of the year,

in which they rehearse for

10 to 12 weeks, and then

take their show on the road

for five weeks, performing

at nursing homes and assisted

living facilities in the

northern suburbs.

The group has been

around for at least 30

years, according to Laura

Frey, the manager of youth

and senior services at the

Highland Park Senior

Center. The longest-lasting

member is 97-year-old

Hirsch.

“I know I’ve been singing

in the Laurel Larks

for at least 20 years,” said

Hirsch, who has lived in

Highland Park for nearly

70 years.

She initially joined the

group to be more social,

and since then has never

turned back.

“I’ve always loved music,”

Hirsch said. “I knew

someone who was in the

chorus and she encouraged

me to join [the Laurel

Larks], so I thought I’ll do

it for social purposes. I enjoyed

it so much that I’ve

been in it ever since.”

Lee Vickman, who has

been in the group for five

years, also enjoys the social

aspects of the group.

After the group finished

their season, Vickman

hosted a final performance

and closing lunch at his

home.

Both Vickman and

Hirsch agree that seeing

the response of the people

they’re singing for is one

of the most rewarding aspects

of being a member of

the Laurel Larks.

“The light in the eyes

of the audience makes

me feel great,” Vickman

said. “Even though we

are not professional singers,

somehow [our performance]

comes across to

the audience.”

The two singers said

seeing members of the

crowd sing along with

them is heartwarming because

it shows they appreciate

their performances.

“My favorite part is seeing

the people singing and

enjoying what we are doing,”

Hirsch said. “Very

often we have great audiences

at these things. It

helps when they come and

sing with us.”

“When I look out at

[the crowd], at least half

the people in the audience

are singing along with us

or mouthing the lyrics to

what we’re singing,” Vickman

said. “You can tell

they like it and that’s what

I like about it.”

Music director John

Kula, who the Senior

Center hires, along with a

pianist for the group, picks

out the set list for the performances.

The set list spans a range

of songs, from “West Side

Story’s” “Tonight” to “My

Romance,” in which Vickman

and Hirsch had a duet.

“He has a very nice

voice and I enjoyed the

duet,” Hirsch said.

While their current

season may be over, the

Laurel Larks don’t plan

on slowing down in the

future.

“They actually started

asking that we do more

performances and less rehearsals,”

Frey said.

“I think it’s one of the

nicest things that we can

do for people that are shut

in and don’t get a lot of entertainment,”

Hirsch said.

“I would like to go to the

places that need entertainment

badly, to people who

need to be perked up a

little bit. It’s very important,

to me, to do that, and

it gives me a great boost to

be there.”

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Faith Briefs

Christ Church (1713 Green Bay Road,

Highland Park)

Weeknight Service

A new service has started

on Thursday Nights in

the church’s new coffee

bar. It is not your traditional

church service, instead

it provides space for you

to bring your thoughts and

questions. Every week

there is a sermon for 20

minutes followed by group

discussion. Coffee Bar is

open 6:30-9 p.m., service

is 7-8 p.m. Email Dan at

dsyvertsen@cclf.org

MOPS at Highland Park

Campus

MOPS stands for Mothers

of Preschoolers, and by

preschoolers we mean kiddos

from birth through kindergarten.

We know it’s a

little confusing so let’s just

stick with “MOPS.” We are

moms, and we believe that

better moms make a better

world. At every meeting

there will be a speaker

or video that gives practical

tools and insight into

the specific things that are

important to you. MOPS

meets 9-11 a.m. on the

first and third Friday of the

month. Email mopscchp@

gmail.com for more info.

Congregation Solel (1301 Clavey Road,

Highland Park)

Torah Study

From 9:15-10:15 a.m.

every Saturday morning

there will be a Torah study

at Congregation Solel. You

can come in the morning

to kick off your weekend

with a Torah study and

then stay throughout the

morning at Solel for subsequent

activities and fun.

For more information, go

to www.solel.org, or call

(847) 433-3555.

Immaculate Conception Parish (770

Deerfield Road, Highland Park)

Rummage Sale donations

wanted

Donations are now being

accepted for Immaculate

Conception’s Annual

Rummage Sale. We accept

all types of clothing,

shoes, linens, housewares,

children’s toys and games,

books, records and electronics.

Furniture, tools,

bikes and outdoor items

can be dropped off at the

upper level garages. All

other items can be left at

the Parish Center on Deerfield

Road during business

hours, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday

– Friday. Tax deduction

letters are available.

The Parish cannot accept

mattresses, box springs,

sleeper sofas, entertainment

centers, tube TVs, or

tube monitors.

For additional information

contact the Parish Office

at (847) 433-0130 or

visit www.icparish.org.

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El (1175

Sheridan Road, Highland Park)

Job Network Meeting

Beth El Job Network

is in business. The Network

meets every Friday

morning at 9 a.m. in the

library. If you are unemployed,

under-employed,

changing jobs, entering or

re-entering the work force

please join us. For more

information, call Dr. Eli

Krumbein at (847) 432-

6994 or email JoAnne

Blumberg at JoAnneB1729@gmail.com.

Two Faiths, One Roof

Two-FOR is a group for

Jewish-Christian families

for learning and fellowship.

Childcare is provided so

parents can engage in their

own learning and conversation,

while children can hear

a story and make a craft for

their own experience. For

more information, contact

Rabbi Ari at arim@interfaithfamily.com.

Submit information for The

Landmark’s Faith page

to Courtney Jacquin at

courtney@hplandmark.com.

The deadline is noon on

Thursday. Questions? Call

(847) 272-4565 ext. 34.

Itzhak Perlman to headline Ravinia Gala

Submitted by Ravinia

One of the classical

world’s most sought-after

artists, the legendary violinist

Itzhak Perlman, will

headline Ravinia’s July 29

Gala, joining conductor

Christoph Eschenbach and

the Chicago Symphony

Orchestra. Hosted by Ravinia’s

Women’s Board,

the Gala supports the notfor-profit

festival and its

REACH*TEACH*PLAY

education programs,

which serve 85,000 people

in Cook and Lake

Counties.

Due to continued physical

therapy prompted by

inflammation in his left

arm, the originally scheduled

soloist, pianist Lang

Lang, has been forced to

cancel his concert appearances

through the end of

the summer. He extends

his apologies and looks

forward to making music

again soon. Ravinia wishes

him well.

“Ravinia lives under

a lucky star indeed that

a performer of this magnitude

would step up in

this way, and we owe this

extremely rare assist to

Mr. Perlman’s unwavering

commitment to children

and music education,

along with his steadfast

appreciation of Ravinia,

the CSO and Maestro

Eschenbach. We cannot

thank him enough,” said

Ravinia President and

CEO Welz Kauffman.

“Itzhak joins the entire

Ravinia Family in wishing

one of our own, Lang

Lang, a complete and

speedy recovery along

with an open invitation.”

This will be Perlman’s

60th appearance at Ravinia

(including three galas

and six master classes)

since his festival debut in

1966. His many awards

include the 2000 National

Medal of Arts, 2003

Kennedy Center Honors,

2015 Presidential Medal

of Freedom, the 2016

Genesis Award, and 15

Grammys including the

National Academy of Recording

Arts and Sciences

Lifetime Achievement

Award. He performs on

the Soil Stradivarius made

in 1714.

Perlman’s repertoire

will be announced in the

coming weeks.

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In Memoriam

Edward Magid

Dr. Edward B. Magid,

87, of Highland Park, died

June 1. Dr. Magid devoted

his life to his family and

to heartfelt service in the

medical field in which he

was active for more than

60 years. He began his

medical career as a captain

at Wright-Patterson

Air Force Base, where

he contributed to the historical

Mercury Project.

There he developed simulation

technology used to

prepare future astronauts

and served on the committee

that selected the first

flight crew. (He appears

in the historical footage

in the movie “The Right

Stuff.”)

As an internist with a

sub-specialty in gastroenterology,

Dr. Magid

practiced medicine at

Weiss Memorial Hospital

in Chicago, where

he served as president of

the medical staff. Later

in his career, he practiced

medicine at Rush North

Shore Hospital in Skokie.

A graduate of Chicago

Medical School (1957),

he handed his daughter

Karen her medical degree

at her graduation

there in 1989. Dr. Magid

took great pride in teaching

medical students at

his alma mater, winning

an award for best-loved

teacher of the year. His

love for medicine was

matched by his enthusiastic

participation in the

North Shore Congregation

Israel community. There

he enjoyed weekly worship,

study and numerous

treasured friendships.

Dr. Magid was renowned

for his warmth, kindness,

humor, professional integrity,

loyalty and gentleness.

He was our beloved

husband, father, stepfather,

grandfather, uncle,

teacher and dear friend.

Dr. Magid left a lasting

impression on all those

who were blessed to know

him. He will be deeply

missed.

Beloved husband of

Helen (nee Friedman)

and the late Naoma (nee

Deutsch); devoted father

of Laura (John) Mawer

and Dr. Karen (Dr. Gregory)

Jackson; loving stepfather

of Richard Zachary,

Barry (Mia) Zachary,

Robin Zachary, and Howard

Zachary; cherished

grandfather of Megan

and Max Jackson; Aaron,

Alexandra, Isabella, Zoe,

and Jacob Zachary; dear

brother of Vera (late Abraham)

Cohen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial

contributions may

be made to the Rosalind

Franklin University Chicago

Medical School.

Steven Sosler

Steven David Sosler,

64, of Highland Park,

died. He was the beloved

husband and best friend

for 20 years of Elizabeth

“Beth”; loving father and

“Best Dad” of Jacob and

Matt; devoted son of the

late Samuel and Lillian;

cherished brother of Herb

(Joan) Kramer; dear sonin-law

of Patsy (Harris)

Prince and Michael (Susan)

Green; treasured uncle

of Tom (Kelly) Kramer,

Kim (Brett) Dohnal

and Steven (Dawn) Kramer.

In lieu of flowers, contributions

can be made to

St. Baldrick’s Foundation,

www.stbaldricks.org or

the Glencoe Community

Garden - Am Shalom, 840

Vernon Ave., Glencoe, IL

60022.

Have someone’s life you’d

like to honor? Email courtney@hplandmark.com

with

information about a loved

one who was part of the

Highland Park/Highwood

community


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the highland park landmark | June 22, 2017 | 23

Simple as pizza pie

Winnetka’s Pizza

Shoppe focuses on

wood-fired, familyfriendly

eating

Jacqueline Glosniak

Contributing Editor

After 20 years at the

Chicago Board of Trade

became uninteresting and

monotonous, Matt Halack

knew it was time to trade

his career for something

more reflective of his newfound

culinary talents.

Now, nearly five years

after embarking on his

food business journey, the

Kenilworth father of five

is taking the plunge from a

mobile-only catering concept

to his first brick and

mortar restaurant in Winnetka’s

Hubbard Woods

business district.

Halack, who first went

to culinary school in 2005,

had not thought about being

a restaurant owner until

a large-scale catering

opportunity fell into his

lap five years later.

“I liked to cook and never

thought I’d do anything

with [culinary school],” he

said.

After being asked by

his mother-in-law to cater

food for a family birthday

party, Halack got a huge

paella pan to cook in the

backyard. To his surprise,

Halack’s cooking proved

popular, with others asking

if he could cater food for

their events as well.

From there, Halack

told his wife, Sarah, that

he should start an actual

catering business, which

she helped name Grateful

Bites. In 2012, Grateful

Bites was incorporated and

Halack started catering all

kinds of foods as requested

by clients.

After trying his hand catering

a plethora of foods,

Halack decided to specialize

in wood-fired pizzas.

“If I ever did anything,

it was going to be in the

pizza world,” he said.

Halack not only continued

to focus on being a full

service catering company,

but also invested in a mobile

wood-burning oven

so he could travel the area

and use his unique oven to

replicate his special pizza

recipes anywhere for occasions

from dinner parties

to food festivals. Halack

prides himself on cooking

from scratch, using only

fresh and predominantly

locally sourced ingredients,

something that made his

pizza popular for the past

three years at the Wilmette

Farmer’s Market and the

Highwood Evening Market.

And, after wanting a

permanent location, Halack

and his wife decided

now was the right time to

open in Winnetka, a town

lacking a restaurant with

his pizza’s style but with a

faithful clientele.

“Winnetka has been really

good to us as far as

catering — very welcoming

— and we’ve had a

lot of good business here,”

he said. “We have a lot of

friends in the area we’re

kind of counting on to help

get us through the first few

months.”

With the restaurant’s

prime downtown location

and outdoor eating space,

Halack hopes it will be a

success.

“We’re a family-owned

business, so our focus is

on providing a familyfriendly

experience to our

customers,” Halack said.

Halack is also happy to

be focusing on a smaller,

more specialized menu,

something he says will

help them concentrate on

improving the quality of

the food. He is also relieved

to take a step back

from mobile catering.

“The mobile business is

tough — it’s just very physical,”

he said. “I wanted to

hopefully get it to a point

where I could send it out

without me, which was a

big step for us because I was

pretty hands-on and it was

hard for me to give that up.”

While still working on

decorating the restaurant,

which opened just this

month, Halack’s goal was

for the place to have a bit of

a rustic look that was simple,

neat and not something

that “looked like a 50- or

60-year-old male chef designed

the restaurant.”

“We’re not designers,

we’re cooks,” Halack said

about recruiting local help

for designing Pizza Shoppe’s

interior.

On a trip last week,

our editorial team got the

chance to try some of the

restaurant’s salads, appetizers

and pizzas.

We started with the arugula

salad ($7 for a small,

$12 for a large) which included

a blend of greens,

onions, tomatoes, Parmesan

cheese and olive

oil. It was a light, healthy

starter filled with just the

right amount of flavor for

a summer favorite.

Next, we tried the white

bean hummus starter ($9),

made with cannellini beans,

homemade giardiniera,

roasted cauliflower and

served alongside Halack’s

homemade dough lightly

sprinkled with olive oil

and Parmesan cheese. The

warm, fluffy dough made

for the perfect dunking into

the rich, smooth hummus.

From the red pizza

menu, we ate the pepperoni

with hot honey ($15),

made with red marinara

Grateful Bites Pizza Shoppe’s pepperoni with hot honey pizza ($15) features marinara

sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, hot honey and chives. PHOTOS BY BOJANA

GALIC/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

Grateful Bites Pizza

ShopPE

899 Green Bay Road

Winnetka

(847) 386-9141

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shoppe.com

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sauce, mozzarella cheese,

pepperoni, hot honey and

chives. Halack takes locally

sourced honey and

steeps in habanero peppers.

The pizza, while

very tasty, is not spicy and

instead offers a surprising

combination and sweet

complement to an otherwise

basic pizza.

From the white pizza

menu, we tried the elote

($16), made with olive oil,

mozzarella, roasted corn,

mayo, Cotija cheese (a hard

cow’s milk cheese), cilantro,

lime and chili powder.

Halack modeled this pizza

after elotes, a popular Mexican

street corn snack eaten

during the summer in Chicago.

We were surprised to

taste such a delicious spin

on the food served atop a

very thin pizza crust with

melted cheese.

All pizzas are made in

the restaurant’s special

The arugula salad ($7 small/$12 large) is made with

greens, onions, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese and olive oil.

The white bean hummus starter ($9) has cannellini beans,

homemade giardiniera and roasted cauliflower and is

served with a dough with olive oil and Parmesan cheese.

Mario Acunto stone oven

direct from Italy and using

tomatoes from Bianco

Dinapoli, 100 percent organic

tomatoes from farms

in Yolo County, Calif. As

the months go on, Halack

says he plans on incorporating

pizzas with seasonal

toppings.


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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Rachel Hsu

Hsu is a rising junior on

the Highland Park High

School girls soccer team.

How long have you

been playing soccer

and how did you first

get started with it?

I started playing soccer in

first grade when my dad

signed me up and was my

coach. I played AYSO

up until seventh grade

when I started playing

travel soccer with Chicago

Fire Juniors.

If you weren’t playing

soccer, what sport

would you be playing?

I’m also on our school’s

cross-country team and

I love that as well, so I’d

probably be running or

doing track.

What’s your earliest

memory of playing

soccer?

Aside from playing in first

grade, I remember playing

with my older sister as

well; she’s two years older

than me.

If you could have

dinner with one

person, alive or dead,

who would you like to

eat with?

I think it would be really

cool to have dinner with

one of the Cubs players

like Kris Bryant. I’m a

really big Cubs fan and

I think it would be really

cool to know one of them.

What’s your biggest

fear?

Getting really sick or

injured unexpectedly

because that’s something

that has never happened to

me and I don’t know what

would happen.

What’s at the top of

your bucket list?

Something I’ve always

wanted to see is the

Northern Lights. I think

they look so beautiful and

surreal and that would be

incredible to see sometime

in my life.

Do you have a dream

job?

Not specifically. Right now

what I’m most interested in

is some type of engineering,

though I don’t know

anything specific yet.

If you could have any

superpower, what

would you choose and

why?

Super speed, because it

would be really cool to get

Varsity Views

to places really fast and

with soccer we’d have a

major advantage over the

other team.

What advice would you

give younger soccer

players?

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practice does make perfect,

so if you continue to

practice a skill and learn

new positions and play

with new people, you

will definitely improve to

where you want to be in

the future.

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of being an athlete at

HPHS?

I love being with the other

players and the coaches.

The team makes everything

so much fun and it

helps you improve your

skills because everyone

brings something different

to the team. That’s helped

everyone grow so much.

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Team 22: baseball

Welcome to 22nd Century Media’s All-Area team: Team 22. Thanks to help from area coaches and

the eyes of 22nd Century Media staff, the best players were selected from six high schools — New

Trier (NT), Loyola Academy (LA), Glenbrook North (GBN), Glenbrook South (GBS), Lake Forest (LF)

and Highland Park (HP) — in our coverage area.

FIRST TEAM

Catcher

Cam Redding, NT junior

• Redding hit .422 during

his junior season, helping

the Trevians to an extended

playoff run. He finished the

year with 26 RBI and an

on-base percentage that

hovered a shade below

.500.

First Base

Anthony Calcaro, NT junior

• The Northwestern University

commit hit .356 with an

OPS of 1.091 this season,

solidified the defense at first

base and also helped New

Trier out on the mound.

Second Base

Henry Singer, HP senior

• Singer led the Giants

in hitting during the 2017

campaign, batting .418

with 23 stolen bases and

an on-base percentage of

.586. The Central Suburban

League All-Conference

selection was also the

salutatorian for HPHS this

year.

SECOND TEAM

Catcher

Hikaru Ozone, GBN

senior

First Base

Charlie Reinkemeyer, LF

senior

Second Base

Thomas Witty, GBN

senior

Third Base

Cameron Pauly, GBS senior

• Team MVP Pauly did it all

for the Titans in 2017. The

CSL All-Conference selection

moved from shortstop to

third base when needed,

hit a team-leading .382 and

scored 20 runs. He became

the team’s closer during the

season as well.

Outfield

Tyler Gussis, HP junior

• Gussis hit .353 this

season with a team-high

30 RBI and helped the

Giants to a CSL North

Championship. He scored

23 times and his patience

was on full display with 20

walks.

Shortstop

Caleb Durbin, LF junior

• Durbin hit a ridiculous .500

for the Scouts this season in

100 at-bats and had eight

doubles, three triples and two

home runs. He successfully

stole 29 bases without getting

thrown out once and was

named to the North Suburban

Conference All-Conference

team.

Outfield

Conor Nash, GBS junior

• Nash’s .341 batting average

was second best on the team.

With an on-base percentage

of over .400 and with a teamhigh

26 RBI in 2017, he made

a formidable 1-2 combination

with Pauly for the Titans.

Outfield

Brad Czerniejewski, LF

senior

• The speedy outfielder

with a rocket arm moved

from right field to center

field for his senior season.

Czerniejewski will now

rejoin former teammate Cal

Coughlin on the team at

Texas Christian University.

Designated Hitter

Paul Turelli, LF senior

• Turelli worked on both

sides of the battery for Lake

Forest this season, batting

.304 with 18 RBI and two

home runs and striking out

52 as a pitcher over 38

innings. He’ll play for the

Redbirds at Illinois State

next season.

Third Base

Brandon Matias, GBS

sophomore

Shortstop

Kevin Donahue, NT

senior

Outfield

Drew Golde, LF junior

Jimmy Karfis, GBN

junior

Kevin Burnside, GBN

senior

Designated Hitter

Noah Shutan, HP junior

Pitchers

Ryan Morrison, GBS

junior

Tommy Maher, GBS

senior

Jack Arnstein, HP senior

Pitcher

Tommy Gertner, GBN senior

• The Spartans had a

young team this season

and looked to the talented

three-pitch southpaw with

an outstanding split-finger

fastball to be their ace one

more. Gertner delivered the

goods again this season and

earned a spot on the CSL

All-Conference team.

Pitcher

P.J. McKermitt, LA junior

• The left-hander had

an increased role for the

Ramblers this season and

helped Loyola to a 22-13

record. Along with teammate

and Rambler shortstop Ryan

Lin-Peistrup, McKermitt

was voted to the 2017

Chicago Catholic League All-

Conference team.

Pitcher

Thomas Nugent, NT senior

• Nugent helped carry

the Trevians to the state

semifinals this season. With

a 12-1 record and miniscule

0.91 ERA in 69 innings

pitched, he struck out 50

while only walking nine and

earned a spot on the CSL

All-Conference team.

HONORABLE

MENTION

Ryan Chandler, LF

senior OF; Evan Barnes,

GBN junior SS; Jack

Zeidler, HP senior P;

Carter de Roeck, GBS

senior P; Dylan Horvitz,

NT senior C; Ryan Lin

Piestrup, LA senior SS


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the highland the wilmette park landmark beacon | June 22, 2017 | 47 29

Team 22: softball

Welcome to 22nd Century Media’s All-Area team: Team 22. Thanks to help from area coaches and the

eyes of 22nd Century Media staff, the best players were selected from seven high schools —

New Trier (NT), Loyola Academy (LA), Glenbrook North (GBN), Glenbrook South (GBS), Highland

Park (HP), Lake Forest (LF) and Regina Dominican (RD) — in our coverage area.

FIRST TEAM

Catcher

Jenny Goldsher, HP

senior

• .577 BA, .974 SLG,

13 2B, 0.63 OBP;

Goldsher, a fouryear

starter, was the

clear-cut hitting leader

for Highland Park.

This year she was

All-Conference for the

fourth year in a row and

an All-State selection.

Shortstop

Avery Yalowitz, LA

senior

• .450 BA, 8 HR,

45 H, 1.261 OPS;

Yalowitz completed

her successful career

by finishing second

on the team in home

runs, batting average

and RBI.

First base

Alicia Bagan, NT senior

• .533 BA, 49 H,

29 RBI, 19 2B,: The

Rochester recruit’s

19 doubles were tops

among the schools

in the 22nd Century

Media coverage area.

Second base

Lauren Murphy, RD

senior

• .314 BA, 25 RBI, 8

2B; Murphy helped turn

around a Regina that

struggled last season

and finished with its

most wins in over

10 years. The senior

will be playing at St.

Norbert next year.

Third base

Kendall Barrett, RD

junior

• .484 BA, 26 RBI, 27

R, .681 SLG; Barrett’s

26 RBI were a teamhigh

for the Panthers.

Outfield

Jon’nah Williams, LF

junior

• .440 BA, .538 OBP,

23 runs, .613 SLG;

Using her speed,

Williams was able to

cover a large area in

center field and made

All-Conference in the

North Suburban Conference

Lake Division.

Carolyn Kuhn, GBS

senior

• .424 BA, 6 2B, 19

R, 2 3B; The Indianabound

senior showed

why she was headed to

the Big Ten, steadying

the Titans’ offense at

the top of the lineup.

Nora Conway, LA junior

• .500 BA, 52 H, 27 R,

14 RBI, 13 2B, 1.226

OPS; Conway moved

back to the outfield

after playing first base

last year and finished

with the most hits

in the area, helping

Loyola to some big

wins.

Designated player

Kylie Sanders, LA

senior

• 9 HR, 28 RBI, 14 R,

.64 SLG; The senior

completed her Rambler

career by leading

her team in multiple

categories and coming

up with big hits when it

needed them.

Pitcher

Megan Joyce, RD junior

• 214 K, 156 IP, 2.33

ERA; The Regina ace

averaged more than

one strikeout per inning

and fanned more

batters than anyone

else in the area.

SECOND TEAM

Catcher

Winnie Tomsheck, GBS junior

• .400 BA, .480 SLG, 10 RBI; Tomsheck

lit up opposing pitchers, providing

leadership for a young GBS squad.

First base

Brianna DeFrank, GBS senior

• .396 BA, 11 RBI, 21 H; DeFrank was

one of only two seniors who saw a lot of

playing time and provided leadership for

a young GBS squad.

Second base

Grace Guercio, LA junior

• .324 BA; The junior led the team in

sacrifices (7) and hit .400 with runners in

scoring position.

Third base

Keeley Utz, NT sophomore

• .333 BA, 28 H, 19 RBI; The sophomore

was third on the team in hits and RBI.

Shortstop

Gillian Gossard, NT senior

• .427 BA, 1.033 OPS, 41 H, 27 R, 22

RBI; Gossard finished second on the

team in hits and RBI and led the Trevians

in runs scored.

Pitcher

Lauren Mendelson, GBN junior

• 2.42 ERA, 137 K, .263 OBA; The

Spartans’ top pitcher earned all but four

of her team’s strikeouts and pitched all

but seven of her squad’s innings.

Outfield

Tessa Bojan, HP junior

• .407 BA, 14 2B; The Giants’ junior

combined with Goldsher to lead the HP

offense.

Caroline Kelly, NT senior

• .297 BA, .375 OBP; Kelly finished

second in hits and runs for the Trevians.

Megan Chin, GBS sophomore

• .373 BA, .479 OBP; Chin was one of

many young talented players for the

Titans.

HONORABLE MENTION

Lauren Olson, GBS sophomore UTL;

Natalie Abreu, HP sophomore SS; Devin

Davidson, HP junior OF; Marisa Michi,

LA freshman 3B; Sydney Martens, LF

sophomore SS; Eloise Trout, NT junior P


30 | June 22, 2017 | The highland park landmark sports

hplandmark.com

Going Places

‘It’s something I’ve always wanted and I enjoy doing’

New school

earns goalkeeper

Lunardi’s

confidence

Derek Wolff, Sports Editor

Maile Lunardi’s life

within soccer changed the

day one of her teammates

never arrived to their

AYSO game.

“I volunteered as tribute

that day and I haven’t

looked back since,” Lunardi

said.

At 7 years old, she took

her position in defense of

the goal for the first time.

Eleven years later, the alltime

Highland Park High

School individual shutouts

leader will continue her

career at the next level.

The goalkeeper will head

as far south as south goes

to the University of Texas

Rio Grande Valley this

fall.

Taking advantage of an

opportunity has always

been what Lunardi’s done

best. With a veteran goalkeeper

injured when she

first came to the Giants as

a freshman, Lunardi took

the starting spot and rarely

gave it up over her four

seasons with the Giants.

Her tenacity and fearlessness

in net helped her earn

20.5 individual shutouts at

HPHS, where she broke

the school’s all-time record

during her senior season

in 2017.

Lunardi’s journey toward

playing in college

began early, where she

dreamt of emulating U.S.

Women’s Soccer goalkeeper

Hope Solo and

competing for the red,

white and blue on the national

stage.

By her freshman year of

high school she believed

she’d be able to play at

the college level, thanks

to encouragement from

her FC United club soccer

goalkeepers coach, Jim

McNitt.

“I’ve had an amazing

goalie coach who always

pushed me and told me I

could get there if I worked

my hardest,” Lunardi said.

By sophomore year she

hit the recruiting trail,

stopping first for an unofficial

visit at Indiana State.

Junior year saw a similar

visit to Dartmouth.

Then came an email from

UTRGV, a new school that

opened its doors in 2013

after The University of

Texas at Brownsville, the

University of Texas–Pan

American and the UT Regional

Academic Health

Center - Harlingen fused

their combined interests

into the new venture. They

became the state’s 10th

largest higher education

center in the process.

Head coach Glad Bugariu’s

laid-back demeanor

helped put Lunardi at ease,

and a visit to campus sold

her on committing her future

there, some 20 miles

north of the Mexican border

at Texas’ southeastern

tip.

“The selling point was

that they are a new program,”

Lunardi said.

“There’s so much room

for a new player to come

in and make a name for

themselves.”

Bugariu’s attitude gave

Lunardi the impression

that she could compete for

a starting job during her

freshman campaign, an

idea that, along with the

Former Highland Park High School standout goalkeeper Maile Lunardi watches a booted ball sail through the air

in a past competition. The talented keeper will ply her trade for the Vaqueros at the University of Texas Rio Grande

Valley in the fall. 22nd Century Media File Photo

weather and the friendly

nature of her would-be

teammates during the visit,

helped swing her decision.

In the program’s third

season, Bugariu coached

the Vaqueros to a 10-8-1

record, the first winning

record in the school’s short

history.

While the weather is appealing

off the pitch, the

unforgiving nature of it

during competition provides

a stark contrast to

Illinois’ climate during the

season. Lunardi was undaunted

by the challenge.

“It’ll be a little hard I

think,” she said, on playing

conditions. “It’s extremely

hot and the wind is dry, hot

air blowing on you. So it

will be a big transition but

it’s one that I’m looking

forward to, another challenge

that I can beat.”

Lunardi’s style in high

school was often to come

off her back line and challenge

attackers, rushing

out for the ball and to cut

down scoring angles. Her

punting skills were noticeable

and often helped

fuel Highland Park on the

counterattack.

At the college level,

however, she’ll need to

change her play style a bit

and adapt to distributing

the ball to her back line

more. She’s working on

diving, low shot balls and

her general soccer IQ this

summer, as well as improving

her fitness.

She’ll spend the summer

playing games for her

club team, FC United, who

traveled to South Dakota

for a regional tournament

this week. Working with

former HPHS standout

goalkeeper and current

Wisconsin soccer player

Grace Quirk has helped as

well.

A standout on the HPHS

basketball team as well,

Lunardi said that being vocal

was especially important

as a goalkeeper and

that leadership can start

as early as freshman year.

Her success on the field often

came from being able

to harness both qualities,

ones which seldom manifest

in one athlete.

Answering the call at

that young age has helped

shape her into someone

who excels at being a

team’s last line of defense.

All alone at the back,

there’s nowhere where

she’d rather be.

“I love playing this

sport so much because it

looks like a boring game

to many people that are

watching but on the field

it’s intense,” Lunardi said.

“I like the position I’m

playing because there are

a lot of times where it really

comes down to one

save and one last push by

you to keep your team in

the game.

“It’s a thrilling time

when you can come out

and make a big save. The

game feels so energized

and I love being on the

field. It’s something I’ve

always wanted and I enjoy

doing, so for me it’s such a

thrill to be out there.”


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the highland park landmark | June 22, 2017 | 31

Gator athletes excel at Special Olympics Summer Games

22nd century media file

1st-and-3

Athletes to look

out for

1. Levy Nathan

(ABOVE).

The senior

swimmer

had another

outstanding

season for the

Giants and will

continue his career

at the next level

when he heads

to Princeton

University this fall.

2. Jonathan

Rosenfeld.

The prolific senior

distance runner

will continue his

cross-country

career at Emory

University in the

fall.

3. D.J. Penick. No

one in a Highland

Park High School

football uniform

was more feared

by opposing

defenses than

Penick, who ran

all over them and

provided the bulk

of Highland Park’s

attack in 2016.

Derek Wolff, Sports Editor

The NSSRA Gator Athletics

teams dominated the Illinois Special

Olympics’ annual Summer

State Games, coming away with

25 medals during the contest held

June 9-11 at Illinois State University.

The Gators, who compete out of

Northbrook, took 10 gold, 10 silver

and five bronze medals in the

competition, where 12 of their 13

competing athletes placed in one

or more of their respective competitions.

“It’s an amazing group of athletes

and coaches and that’s why

we’ve had such success over the

years,” said Jerod Mikkelsen, NS-

SRA Recreation Specialist for Gator

Athletics.

The Gators competed in bocce,

powerlifting and track and field

events at the Games.

Mikkelsen is one of the team’s

powerlifting coaches. For the second

year in a row, NSSRA’s entire

powerlifting team qualified for the

Games.

“That’s the standard, that’s what

we strive for and that’s our goal

every year, to have everyone qualify,”

he said. “They just knock it

out of the park in the state games

where they all did really well. A

couple of (the powerlifters) have

been doing it for a while and

they’re really used to it.”

In track and field, Glenview’s

Thomas Jachtorowycz finished

first in the 100-meter run and

third in the mini javelin, while

fellow Glenview resident Luke

Toussaint was fifth in the 50-meter

run. Highland Park’s Jackie

Richardson was third in the

100-meter run.

Highland Park powerlifters William

Fisher, Randy Huffmaster

Listen Up

“It’s a thrilling time when you come out

and make a big save.”

Maile Lunardi— The former Highland Park High School

soccer goalkeeper on what she loves about the sport.

Northbrook’s NSSRA Gator Athletic team poses for a team photo in a

break from competition in the Illinois Special Olympics’ State Summer

Games Saturday, June 10, at Illinois State University. Photos Submitted

Gator athletes (left to right) Randy Huffmaster (Highland Park), Jackie

Richardson (Highland Park), Dianna Mann (Highwood), Bill Fisher

(Highland Park) and coach Jerod Mikkelsen pose for a photo during

competition.

tune in

What to watch this week

SUMMER GOLF: Check out tee times at courses

around Highland Park.

• Bob O’Link Golf Club, open Monday-Sunday, 1120

Crofton Ave. North, Highland Park.

and Miguel Lara all finished in

second-place or better in at least

one event, while Highwood’s Dianna

Mann claimed a third-place

effort in the softball throw.

Highland Park’s Vickilynn

Shaw was the Gators’ lone representative

in bocce singles, where

she finished in first place.

The Gators have great chemistry

and really care about supporting

each other, which leads to

positive results, Mikkelsen said.

“They’re all really dedicated

and focused every practice to do

their best and cheer everyone on

and support everyone else,” Mikkelsen

said. “I think that’s a winning

combination for that team,

that they all support each other

and they all try their absolute

best.”

Index

28-29 - Team 22 selections

27 - Athlete of the Week

NSSRA Gator Athletes

Performances at 2017 State

Summer Games

Powerlifting

Bryan Parent, Wilmette

1st place, squat

2nd place, bench press

2nd place, combination bench

and deadlift

3rd place, deadlift

William Fisher, Highland Park

2nd place, bench press

Randy Huffmaster, Highland Park

1st place, combination bench

and deadlift

2nd place, deadlift

4th place, bench press

Miguel Lara, Highland Park

2nd place, deadlift

2nd place, squat

2nd place, combination bench

and deadlift

4th place, bench press

Track and Field

Samuel Green, Winnetka

2nd place, 1600-meter run

3rd place, 800-meter run

Thomas Jachtorowycz, Glenview

1st place, 100-meter run

3rd place, mini javelin

Dianna Mann, Highwood

3rd place, softball throw

7th place, 50-meter run

Jackie Richardson, Highland Park

3rd place, 100-meter run

Luke Toussaint, Glenview

5th place, 50-meter run

Bocce

Vickilynn Shaw, Highland Park

1st place, bocce singles

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Derek Wolff. Send

any questions or comments to d.wolff@22ndcenturymedia.

com.


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Texas Trial

Lunardi’s soccer journey takes

her to the border, Page 30

Yankee clippers

Youth baseball team wins

title, Page 27

Giants earn spots on Team 22 lists, Pages 28-29

Highland Park’s Tyler Gussis and Jenny Goldsher made 22nd Century Media’s Team 22 for their efforts in the 2017 baseball and softball seasons. 22nd century media file

photos

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