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updated library? Not everyone is on board

with proposed updates to the public Library, Page 3

He’s a fighter Son of Highland Park police

officer battles a rare form of cancer, Page 11

Diversity makes us strong Embracing

diversity helps build a strong community, Page 15


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Park District of Highland

Park’s honey harvest sees a large

yield, Page 4

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In this week’s


Police Reports6

Pet of the Week6


Faith Briefs18


Dining Out21

Home of the Week22

Athlete of the Week25

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Dr. Talks: Secrets of Aging

Gracefully with Dr. Cheryl


6-7 p.m. Aug. 31,

SPYRL Chicago, 1781

Green Bay Road, Highland

Park. will present an

exclusive women’s event

with Dr. Cheryl Perlis of

Perlis Wellness Center of

Lake Bluff as she shares

her knowledge of inner

and outer beauty with the

first of her three-part seminar

“The Secrets of Aging

Gracefully.” A $10 registration

fee is required.

For more information visit

spyrlchicago.com or call

(847) 348-0822.

Social Security: Navigating

Changes to Maximize Your


7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 31,

Highland Park Public Library

494 Laurel Ave.,

Highland Park. This presentation

will help participants

understand how

Social Security benefits

work. The presentation

will cover the recent legislative

changes and ideas

to maximize Social Security

income and when to

start receiving benefits.

For more information visit



Summer First Steps

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

11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1,

Highland Park Public Library

494 Laurel Ave.,

Highland Park. For walking

toddlers to two and a

half year olds with parent

or caregiver. Enjoy an interactive

storytime with

picture books, songs, fingerplays,

puppets and

parachute play. Each class

will end with half hour

of play and time to meet

other parents, caregivers,

and toddlers. Registration

required, for more information

visit hplibrary.org.

Ozobot Lab

2-3 p.m. Friday, Sept.

1, Highland Park Public

Library 494 Laurel Ave.,

Highland Park. Learn and

play with the library’s

color sensing robots. Registration

required, for more

information visit hplibrary.



Drop-in Chess Session

10:30 a.m.-noon, Sept.

2, Highland Park Public

Library 494 Laurel Ave.,

Highland Park. Come at

any time during the session.

There will be a

chess expert here to help

you whether you are a

beginner or an advanced

player. Recommended

for students age 7 to 14.

Children age 6 and under

require adult supervision.

For more information visit



Fertility Yoga

2-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept.

3, Pulling Down the Moon,

1770 First Street, Suite

400, Highland Park. Curious

about yoga and how

it can support fertility?

Learn about Pulling Down

the Moon’s six week yoga

program, meet amazing

women, and practice yoga.

For more information call

(312) 957-6198.


Mommy and Baby Yoga

5:45-6:30 p.m., Monday,

Sept. 4, WeOrbit,

1736 First Street, Highland

Park. Join Yoga Instructor

Marti in this evening

class to provide a calm and

nurturing yoga practice for

both mom and baby. For

registration information

visit downtownhp.com.


Summer First Steps

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

11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept.

5, Highland Park Public

Library 494 Laurel Ave.,

Highland Park. For walking

toddlers to two and a

half year olds with parent

or caregiver. Each class

will end with half hour

of play and time to meet

other parents, caregivers,

and toddlers. Registration

required, for more information

visit hplibrary.org.


Highland Park Aquatics

Club Swim Team Tryouts

6-7 p.m., Sept. 6, Highland

Park High School

Pool, 433 Vine Ave., Highland

Park. Kids ages 6

and older are welcome to

tryout. Swimmers must

demonstrate a 25 yard

length of freestyle (crawl

stroke with ear in water

breathing) and backstroke

to be considered. Swimmers

only need to attend

one night of tryouts

— first come, first serve.

Doors open at 5:30pm. For

more information, email

Alex Cramer atalexdavies1986@outlook.com.

Managing Passwords

2-3 p.m., Sept. 6, Highland

Park Public Library

494 Laurel Ave., Highland

Park. Explore password

management options for

your portable device or

computer and get tips for

creating secure passwords

for your accounts. Registration

required, for more

information visit hplibrary.



Highland Park Aquatics

Club Swim Team Tryouts

6-7 p.m.,Sept. 7, Highland

Park High School

Pool, 433 Vine Ave., Highland

Park. Day two of tryouts.

or more information,

email Alex Cramer atalexdavies1986@outlook.com.

Vintage Bliss Girls Night

Out and Grand Opening

6-9 p.m. Sept. 7, Vintage

Bliss, 1822 Second

Street, Highland Park. Be

among the first to see it.

Ten percent off anything

purchased that evening. A

portion of all sales from

the Girls Night Out will go

to Northern Suburban Special

Recreation Association.

For more information

call (847) 977-1528.



1-2:30 p.m., Friday,

Sept. 10, Heller Nature

Center, 2821 Ridge Road,

Highland Park. Put on a

bee suit and get a safe, fascinating

look inside Heller’s

beehives and taste the

Park District’s own special

honey. Children must be

accompanied by a paid,

registered adult. Cost is $9

to register. For more information

visit pdhp.org.

Autumn Fest

4-7 p.m., Friday, Sept.

14, Heller Nature Center,

2821 Ridge Road, Highland

Park. Free to enter,

but some activities will require

a $3 ticket purchase

and some of the attractions

are weather dependent.

The event is cash only.

Life in Lake Michigan

1-3 p.m., Sunday, Sept.

17, Rosewood Beach Interpretive

Center, 883

Sheridan Road, Highland

Park. If you’ve ever wondered

how Lake Michigan

formed and what creatures

inhabit it, here’s your

chance to find out. Attendees

must be 8-years-old

or older and all children

must be accompanied by

an adult. The registration

cost is $10, visit pdhp.org

to register.


Morning Hikers

8 a.m. Wednesdays,

Heller Nature Center, 2821

Ridge Road. Start the day

and join naturalists for a


In a story published in

The Landmark’s Aug.

24 issue, Debi Elman’s

name was incorrectly


The Highland Park

Landmark apologizes

and regrets this error.

relaxing walk along Heller’s

beautiful trails while

talking about what new

things nature has to offer,

For more information, call

(847) 433-6901.

Moraine Township Garden

Plot Volunteering

10–11:30 a.m. Wednesdays

and 9 a.m.–noon

Saturdays, Woodridge

Park, 150 Barberry Road,

Highland Park. Calling

all green thumbs! Friends

for Health and the North

Shore Health Center are

looking for volunteers to

help cultivate and harvest

the 2017 Moraine Township

Garden Plot. For

more information, contact

Gaby Ocampo at (847)

984-5323 or gocampo@


SCORE Chicago Mentoring

1-3 p.m. Tuesdays,

Highland Park Library,

494 Laurel Ave., Highland

Park. One-on-one

mentoring sessions with a

SCORE Chicago counselor

are available. SCORE

counselors are executives

and business owners who

can help with business issues.

The counseling is

no cost. To register, visitwww.scorechicago.org.

To submit an item for the

community calendar, contact

Editor Xavier Ward at

xavier@hplandmark.com or

(847) 272-4565 ext. 34. Entries

are due by noon on the

Thursday prior to publication


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Proposed library

expansion leaves some

residents concerned

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As the Highland Park

library grows, its historic

space within the Gothic

masonry on the corner of

St. Johns and Laurel is becoming

less than optimal.

Highland Park Public

Library is not only a home

for books and movies,

it’s the community space

where people have gathered

to study Hebrew, collaborate

on school work,

learn to play canasta, practice

Spanish, hear David

Axelrod speak and watch

The Rope Warrior do his

thing. It’s also a space

where increasingly people

are learning 3D printing,

computer software and

other technological skills.

The ticker at the door

measures an average of

1,000 guests a day, many

of whom are participating

in these programs.

Yet the library’s only

tech training space is a

glass enclosed meeting

room that can fit a mere 4

people—5 at best. “A need

expressed by the community

is for a training

center,” library executive

director Jane Conway said.

And in the children’s

section, shelves are too

scrunched together for

a mom with a stroller to

comfortably browse, and

displays are not ideal for

young eyes and little hands

to rifle through the picture


Children’s book covers

are works of art and

attract the children. “Our

kids can’t see any of that,”

youth services manager

Marcia Beach said. “This

is the only place we have

a face-out display,” she

references a shelf at chest

height. “Look how high

that is! Is a four year old

going to see that?”

The library is talking

about adding space so

children’s story time can

be hosted in a room next

to the youth department,

student groups could have

plenty of room to gather,

more community members

could participate in

film screenings and special

shows the library puts on

and extra programs such as

the community-led Spanish

speaking circle or the

canasta and mahjong lessons

don’t have to displace

those seeking a designated

quiet room in the library.

Yet, not everyone is in

support of the library expansion

project the city is

currently discussing because

the city is considering

it for more than just

library usage.

The senior center at 54

Laurel Ave. and the youth

center at 1830 Green Bay

Road have similar space

issues, and the city is considering

consolidating the

three to within the library


It’s possible the needs

of all three places could be

accommodated in shared

space solutions—perhaps

uniting resources by relocating

the youth center

into the library’s youth

services department and

adjoining a senior center.

The senior center needs

a multi-purpose room, social

area, kitchen, classrooms

and medical loan

closet. While the youth

center needs a lounge area,

game room, kitchen, activities

room and study space.

Williams Architects are

currently under contract

to evaluate the existing

conditions and needs of

all three service centers

and prepare a report to be

presented this fall. Their

report will help create preliminary

drawings for the

possible expansion.

The city says other potential

locations for the senior

and youth programming

were considered but were

“ultimately deemed unfeasible

for varying reasons.”

When asked specifically

why choose the library as

this community hub instead

of, say, the recreation center,

city spokesperson Hayley

Garard said, “The inclusion

of the senior and youth

services is a way to better

serve residents of all ages in

a convenient, easy to access,

state of the art facility while

creating efficiencies and

strengthening resources,

programs, and services.”

She then pointed to a

general answer given on

the city website’s Q&A

that listed potential locations

but gave no explanation

for their inadequacy.

Some residents who

neighbor the library started

a Facebook group against

the proposed plan called

HP Citizens Against Municipal

Structure at HP Library.”

Please see library, 8


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HP harvest yields 1K pounds of honey

Xavier Ward, Editor

A low buzz can often be

heard emanating from the

Park District of Highland

Park’s Heller Nature Center.

That buzz is the sound

of happy, busy honey bees

hard at work for this year’s

honey harvest, which

yielded around 1,000

pounds of honey, Heller

Nature Center Manager

Jessica Reyes said.

“Some years our honey

tastes a little minty but

this year it’s very light,

it’s very sweet,” Reyes


The crisp sweetness to

this year’s honey harvest

is the result of longer

blooms of basswood, asters

and locust tree flowers,

Reyes said.

The park district has

been harvesting honey

from its collection of hives

for more than 15 years,

she said. It keeps 20 hives

of bees – for reference, a

hive can contain between

10,000 and 60,000 bees.

While the park district

does not have one

employee dedicated to

beekeeping, all of its

naturalists take part in the

harvesting and maintaining

efforts, Reyes said.

One of those naturalists,

Meghan Meredith, had

her first go at harvesting

honey with the district this

year, and it was occurring

at the same time as the solar

eclipse, she said.

The eclipse, however,

didn’t seem to affect the

behavior of the bees, nor

anyone working to get

the harvest completed,

she said. Harvesting during

the eclipse was what

Meredith called a “duo of


“It’s kind of like a balancing

act,” Meredith


District employees and

volunteers have to extract

the honey and ready it for

sale, while also prepping

the bees for the fall and

winter and make sure that

they have enough honey

to last the winter, she said.

Despite a busy couple

of days, it was still enjoyable,

Meredith said.

“It’s really just fun to

see all of the fruits of your

labor come to life,” she


Meredith said that she

was somewhat familiar

with beekeeping practices,

but doesn’t have years

of experience, she said.

“I did a couple of beekeeping

things in a smaller

harvest during my internship,”

she said. “This

is kind of my first go.”

Beehives across the

country have had issues

with small bugs called

mites that infest hives,

but the hives at the park

district have avoided mite

problems for the most


“Our hives did really

well this year despite lots

of other beekeepers having

problems with mites,”

Reyes said.

The locally harvested

honey goes on sale Friday,

Please see Bees, 8

Filtered honey streams into the vat where it will rest

before bottling.

Naturalist Meghan Meredith unloads bee boxes with another person helping with the

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Streusel is an

adorable two-monthold

orange tabby

cat. Streusel enjoys

laying in a sunny window, playing with mice toys

and running around with other kitten friends. He

is sure to make a wonderful addition to a home

where he will have lots of play time and attention!

Streusel, along with many cats and dogs, is

available for adoption at the PAWS Chicago North

Shore Adoption Center located at 1616 Deerfield

Road, Highland Park.

To learn more and see the hours of operation,

visit pawschicago.org or call 773-935-PAWS.

To see your pet as Pet of the Week, send information to

Xavier Ward at xavier@hplandmark.com or 60 Revere

Drive, Suite 888, Northbrook, IL 60062.

Police Reports

Zion resident arrested on DUI, speeding charges

Diamond Scorpio Martin,

36, of Zion, was arrested

and charged with

driving under the influence

and speeding 35

mph over the speed limit

or more after police conducted

a traffic stop in

the 2100 block of Skokie

Valley Road, Highland


Martin was observed

traveling over the speed

limit and an officer conducted

a traffic stop at

1:49 a.m. Sunday, Aug.

20. Martin refused to take

a breathalyzer test.

Martin was released on

a personal recognizance

bond with a court date of

Sept. 22 in Waukegan.

In other police news:

Aug. 14

• Mareena L. Good, of

Lake Forest, was issued an

administrative citation for

retail theft after attempting

to steal merchandise from

a business located in the

2000 block of Skokie Valley

Road, Highland Park.

Good is expected to be at

an administrative hearing

on Sept. 21 at Highland

Park City Hall.

Aug. 15

• Donte Rayford Agee, 32,

of Gurnee, was arrested

and charged with driving

while license suspended,

driving without headlights

when required and

improper lane usage after

police conducted a traffic

stop near the intersection

of Skokie Valley Road and

Half Day Road, Highland

Park. Agee was released

on a personal recognizance

bond with a court date of

Sept. 27, in Park City.

• An unknown

individual(s) forced entry

into a business located in

the 2000 block of Skokie

Valley Road and stole various

items at approximately

11:30 p.m. on Aug. 14.

Aug. 16

• Ana G. Noyola, 25, of

the 0-100 block of Walker

Avenue, Highwood, was

arrested and charged with

no valid driver’s license

and failure to reduce

speed to avoid an accident

after police responded to

a traffic accident near the

intersection of Half Day

Road and Ridge Road,

Highland Park. Noyola

was released on a personal

recognizance bond with a

court date of Sept. 27 in

Park City.

• Unknown individual(s)

defaced public property

with chalk to a facility in

the 2900 block of Summit

Avenue at an unknown


Aug. 19

• An unknown individual(s)

stole a cell phone from an

individual while at a beach

located in the 0-100 block

of Ravine Drive.


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Winnetka unveils

remodeled Dwyer Park for

patrons young and old

Following months of

local anticipation, families

gathered at the newly

designed Dwyer Park on

Aug. 24, celebrating the

changes that now make the

park a haven for everyone

from tiny tots to teens and

anyone in between.

According to Winnetka

Park District Board Commissioner

Teresa Claybrook,

Dwyer Park hadn’t

received a makeover since

1999, and the time had

come to bring it up to code

while making improvements

to attract a variety

of parkgoers.

“We were very interested

in gaining community

input, particularly the

preteen crowd, so we conducted

online surveys and

in-person forums,” Claybrook

said. “Based on the

information gathered, we

learned that the park appealed

mainly to the 6 and

under crowd, so we came

up with a plan to make the

park more appealing to a

broad range of ages.”

With Dwyer Park located

so close to District 36’s

middle school, The Skokie

School, students often

walk right by. Those behind

the park’s renovation

wanted to give middleschoolers

a reason to stop

instead, making for a local


“We gathered at least

25 preteens to come test

equipment and give us

their thoughts and opinions,”

Claybrook explained.

“This information

was invaluable. I’m proud

to say we were able to accommodate

many of their


Winnetka’s Quinn Larkin,

Nathan Cata, Charlie

Pardue and Bobby Bartell

were all part of the focus

groups. They collectively

gave the Board two

thumbs-up for permanently

adding a pingpong table

and Baggo beanbag toss

fixture, as well as including

some of the climbing

activities they suggested.

Reporting by Alexa Burnell,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at WinnetkaCurrent.



Glenview residents

continue two-year fight

for school district change

Homeowners in the “forgotten

corner” of Glenview

have banded together

in hopes of switching from

East Maine School District

63 and Maine Township

High School District 207

to Glenview Public School

District 34 and Northfield

Township High School

District 225.

The initiative, which

began nearly two years

ago in October 2015, argues

that the 62 Glenview

homes assigned to

D63 and D207 would be

better served in the Glenview

school system. The

respective homeowners

filed a joint petition for

detachment from Maine

Township schools and annexation

into Glenview

and Northfield schools,

arguing child safety, social

implications and quality of


The petition was denied

in a unanimous 6-0 vote

on May 31 by the Joint

Boards of School Trustees

of Maine Township

and Northfield Township.

The six township trustees

reviewing the case did not

find just cause; D207 Director

of Communications

David Beery explained

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School News

Highwood resident chosen

as orientation leader at

University of Dallas

Highwood resident

James Klatt served as one

of the University of Dallas’

61 orientation leaders

as the university’s largest

freshman class in history

moved in for the fall semester.

“Orientation leaders are

UD’s front-line representatives

on move-in day

and orientation weekend,”


From Page 3

The group is concerned

about the potential increase

in traffic volume,

the demolition of homes

that have conceivably been

in the community since as

early as 1870 and the possible

negative impact of

blending the library with

Director of Student Affairs

Seth Oldham said.

“They’re the first smile

that students receive on

campus, they’re the reassuring

face that parents

last see as they leave their

child for the first time.”

Each orientation leader

is responsible for a group

of 12 to 15 students during

Crusader Days – the

university’s week-long

orientation for new students,

which includes

events, activities and more

other city services.

“We’re not opposed

to some kind of interior

remodel of the library

and upgrading,” library

neighbor Alan Handler

said. “We have a beautiful

library, it serves a very

important role in the community.

But to meld it with

these other two services

threatens to change it in a

way that I don’t think anybody

really understands or


If a plan is to proceed,

construction would not begin

until 2020, according to

the city manager’s office.

Since the project is in preliminary

stages, there is not

yet an estimate for the cost

of the proposed building addition.

However, it is being

to integrate students to

UD. These student leaders

are specially selected

undergraduates who have

completed at least two academic

semesters at UD,

are currently in good academic

standing with the

university and are in good

standing with the Office of

Student Affairs.

The University of Dallas

is a leading Catholic university

widely recognized

for academic excellence

by well-known publications,

organizations and

accrediting bodies. It offers

distinctive individual

undergraduate, graduate

and doctoral programs in

the liberal arts, business

and ministry that are characterized

by an exceptional,

engaged faculty.

School news is compiled

by Editor Xavier Ward at

xavier@hplandmark.com or

60 Revere Drive, Suite 888,

Northbrook, IL 60062.

slotted into the city’s fiveyear

capital improvement

plan, which would suggest

the city plans to fund it within

the existing tax structure.

A future intergovernmental

agreement will

determine how building

costs will be divided between

the city and the library

based on the space

each uses.


From Page 4

Sept. 1, at the Nature Center,

and the harvest usually

begins a few weeks

before that, Reyes said.

To start harvesting, a

foul-smelling bee deterrent

is rubbed on the top

of the bee box, the artificial

hive created for the

bees. This foul stench of

the material drives the

bees down to the bottom

of the hive.

Once the bees are sitting

on the bottom of the

hive, the honeycomb trays

can be removed from the

hive, Reyes said.

When these trays are

removed and the layer of

beeswax is removed from

the top of them, they are

placed into an extractor

and spun at a high rate

of speed until the honey

gathers in the bottom of

the vat, she said.

The honey is then transferred

to a large container

to rest overnight to allow

air and bubbles to escape

from the honey.

To complete all of this

work, the park district relies

on the help of volunteers

in cooperation with

the naturalists already

working for the district,

she said.

Together they bottle and

sell the honey.

It’s a popular item,

Reyes said. It often sells

out within a day or two.

The Park District will

have around 1,000 bottles


For those who’d like

to get up-close and personal

with the bees, the

park district offers public

programs where attendees

adorn a beesuit and get

some hands-on beekeeping


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Learn something new: Library U classes begin in the fall

Submitted by the Highland

Park Public Library

This fall as kids head

back to school, adults can

learn something new, too.

Highland Park Public Library’s

fall semester of Library

U, the library’s continuing

education program,

will begin in September

and October. With classes

such as creative writing,

introduction to guitar and

mindfulness and gratitude

there are plenty of opportunities

to learn something

new or brush up on old


Library U’s multi-session

classes complement

the Library’s traditional

programs by providing an

in-depth learning enrichment


“We’re excited about the

lineup this semester. Along

with some perennial favorites

like canasta and memoir

writing, we’re also offering

some new classes such

as Python for greenhorns,”

said Jayme Oldham, the Library

U coordinator

Python, a computer programming

language, is

designed to be easy to understand

and fun to use. In

fact, its name comes from

Monty Python, the British

comedy group. “Python is

the perfect class for those

with little or no computer

programming experience.

We developed the class so

people can learn the basics

of a skill that’s in demand

today,” saidChad Clark, the

manager of the Library’s

New Media services.

Library U’s fall semester

also includes a new class

on self-publishing on Amazon.com.

The class is designed

for those who want

to gain the technical expertise

to publish their work

on Amazon.com. A complete

schedule of Library

U classes and instructor

biographies can be found at


Advance registration

and payment for classes

is required. Participants

can register at hplibrary.

org. Non-library cardholders

can call the Library at

(847) 432-0216, ext. 120,

to register. Library U is

made possible by the generous

support of the Alvin

H. Baum Family Fund.


From Page 6

that the board could not

justify a district boundaries

change unless there

was “a significant direct

educational benefit to the

children,” per a recent

change in Section 7-6 of

the school code.

Nonetheless, the coalition

is not backing down

and is working to appeal

the ruling. The case returns

to court on Sept. 20,

where the denial could be

dismissed and the petition

could be reviewed again at

a later date.

Reporting by Lauren Kiggins,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at GlenviewLantern.



Solar eclipse attracts 12K

viewers to Glencoe

While families had their

options of places to watch

the memorable Aug.

21 solar eclipse, nearly

12,000 people chose to

celebrate at the Chicago

Botanic Garden, enjoying

an amazing work of

nature in one of the most

natural and serene environments

upon the North


The Botanic Garden, in

partnership with the Adler

Planetarium, provided

more than 4,000 pairs of

NASA-approved solar

eclipse sunglasses, allowing

families to safely see

approximately 86 percent

of the sun disappear behind

the moon.

After nearly an hour

into the event, the glasses

were all dispersed and

the garden reached its

capacity. Parking lots

were full and no one else

could be let in, according

to spokeswoman Gloria


Harriet Resnick, Botanic

Garden’s vice president

of visitor experience and

business development,

said she was awestruck at

the opportunity to bring

so many people together

to witness an amazing

force of nature.

“The gardens are a

melting pot, where people

from all walks of life

unite to enjoy the peace

and beauty that nature

provides,” Resnick said.

“Knowing that we are able

to pull so many people together

today to see this

fabulous freak of nature,

reminds us all how amazing

our world truly is.”

Visitors set blankets and

chairs on the Esplanade,

waiting for the eclipse

to begin. Some had even

come before the gardens

opened, as early as 6 a.m.,

making sure to be the first

in line to grab a pair of

sunglasses. Around 11:54

a.m., the first gasps were

heard as despite the somewhat

cloudy day, folks began

to see the moon make

its way over the bright


Debbie Gorman, of

Barrington, came with her

4-year-old son Jack, eager

to inspire him with science.

“I hope that this oncein-a-lifetime


helps scientists learn

more about our solar system,

and also teaches my

son about the magic of the

world around us,” Gorman

said. “He and I have

been talking a lot about

the eclipse and I think he

is very interested to see

the how the moon will

make the sun disappear

for a while.”

Reporting by Alexa Burnell,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at GlencoeAnchor.com.


Murphy swore in as

Wilmette police chief

The Wilmette Village

Board said goodbye to

its outgoing police chief

and promoted two others

in the police department

at its Tuesday, Aug. 22


Outgoing Wilmette Police

Department Chief

Brian King was recognized

for his service to the

Village. Kyle Murphy and

Patrick Collins were sworn

into their new positions as

chief and deputy chief, respectively.

King left his post in

Wilmette to become the

police chief in Hinsdale.

Before starting with the

Wilmette Police Department

in 1987, he worked

as a community service

officer in Hinsdale. King

began his tenure in Wilmette

as a patrol officer

in 1987. King served as

a patrol officer, detective,

sergeant and commander

before being promoted

to deputy chief for eight

years prior to being promoted

to chief for the past

eight years.

“I want to congratulate

him for his very distinguished

30-year career in

the Wilmette Police Department,”

Village Manager

Tim Frenzer said.

“Brian worked his way up

through the ranks in the

department. He impacted

many lives for the better,

not just members of the

department, but members

of the community and

members of the rest of the

Village staff who had the

pleasure of working with

him. We wish you all the

best in Hinsdale, we thank

you for your distinguished

service here and congratulations.”

Murphy started his career

in Wilmette as a police

officer in 1995 and

was promoted to sergeant

in 2004, commander in

2011 and deputy chief in


Reporting by Todd Marver,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at WilmetteBeacon.



D28 discusses staff

guidelines for transgender,

non-binary gender


Although Northbrook

School District 28 does not

have a formally approved

policy encompassing administrative


for staff working with

transgender or non-binary

gender students, it does

have a list of guidelines.

Board members briefly

discussed the new guidelines

during the board’s

Tuesday, Aug. 22 meeting

at Meadowbrook School.

Because the drafted guidelines

are not being presented

as a formal policy, they

were not up for a vote by

the board.

Superintendent Larry

Hewitt said a few area

school districts have formal

policies in the works,

but that many other districts

have told him “they

don’t want right now any

kind of written policy or

procedures on this and

want to deal with it on a

case-by-case basis.”

A seven-page draft

document dated Aug. 18

lays out administrative

procedures for working

with transgender and nonbinary

gender students.

Hewitt said the draft document

was developed by

Northbrook District 27 in

conjunction with the law

firm Scariano, Himes and

Petrarca, Chtd.

“Northbrook School

District 28 strives to provide

a safe and supportive

environment that will help

students succeed academically

and socially,” a copy

of the draft obtained by

The Tower reads. “To that

end, the School District

promotes respect for all

people and will not tolerate

bullying, harassment

or discrimination.”

The scope of the guidelines

includes anything that

takes place in school, on

school property, at schoolsponsored

functions and

activities, and on school

buses and other vehicles.

The guidelines also encompass

the use of electronic

technology and electronic

communications on school

computers, networks, forums

and any other schoolsupported

platforms, according

to the document.

Reporting by Fouad Egbaria,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at NorthbrookTower.


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Food Truck Thursdays set to wrap up

Submitted by Ripple Public


As fall approaches, the Ravinia

District continues to attract

crowds for food and entertainment.

Food Truck Thursdays,

which brought thousands of people

from local neighborhoods and

surrounding communities for live

music and al fresco dining, will

wrap up Sept. 14. The event runs

from 4:30 p.m. to dusk on Dean

Avenue and in Jens Jensen Park.

The immensely popular event

happening will return in 2018

with additional vendors and entertainment.

In conjunction with Food Truck

Thursdays, Ravinia District will

also feature Highland Park Bank

& Trust’s Family Night Out

on Sept. 7 from 4:30-7 p.m. in

Brown Park at Burton and Roger

Williams Avenues. The family

event will have a bounce house,

petting zoo, pony rides and more.

Highland Park Mayor Nancy

R. Rotering is proud of the contribution

and dedication of the

community that made Thursday

evenings everyone’s new favorite

day of the week. “Food Truck

Thursday has been a wonderful

way to bring the people from near

and far together to showcase the

cultural and economic assets of

this historic area,” Rotering said.

“The success of Ravinia Food

Truck Thursdays demonstrates

how creative thinking, sharing resources

and creating partnerships

make our city strong. We are truly

experiencing the positive results

of the combined efforts of elected

officials, city staff, local businesses,

property owners and residents

who have dedicated their

time and passion over the years to

revitalize the gem that is Ravinia


Families and friends of all ages

come back week after week to try

the new array of fare from Food

Truck Thursdays favorites such

as Beaver’s Coffee and Donuts;

The Chicago Lunchbox; La Cocinita;

Da Lobster; The Fat Shallot;

Loop Juice; Louie B Fresh

Mobile Kitchen; Mike’s Revenge;

Mother Trucking Good;

Sausage Fest; Wheely’s Café;

Witty’s Refresher; Yum Dum and

Frost Gelato and Hawaiian Ice.

They also enjoy delightful craft

beer, wine and crisp cocktails

served by much loved Ravinia

District restaurants Abigail’s and

Ravinia Brewery.

If you have not attended Food

Truck Thursdays, there is still

time stop by and try a variety of

sweet and savory food options

served up by an assortment food

trucks, local restaurants and to

listen to live music.

While Food Truck Thursdays

may be nearly done for the year,

Ravinia Brewing Company and

Witty’s Refresher are scheduled

to open in late 2017 for those

looking to get their Ravinia fix.

Highwood legal aid clinic stands

in support of Illinois TRUST Act

Submitted by The Highland

Park-Highwood Legal Aid


Thanks to strong advocacy

from individuals, organizations

and elected officials across

the state, Governor Rauner recently

confirmed that he would

sign the Illinois TRUST Act on

Monday, Aug. 28.

The Highland Park-

Highwood Legal Aid Clinic

(HPHLAC) stands in support

of our immigrant community.

This law provides clear

guidelines for local police interaction

with federal immigration

enforcement agencies

in a manner that preserves the

Constitutional rights of local

residents and positions local

law enforcement to maintain

strong ties with the communities

that they serve.

Specifically, the act requires

that actionable detainers and

warrants be issued by a judge,

protects residents from being

stopped, searched or arrested

based on their immigration

or citizenship status and preserves

the ability of local law

enforcement to cooperate and

communicate with Immigrations

and Customs Enforcement


The Clinic appreciates that

the state of Illinois has taken

a stand to remain a safe and

welcoming community for everyone.

We are proud of our

already strong partnerships

with the Highland Park and

Highwood Police Department,

and value their support for all

members of our community.

Our communities are safer

when immigrants know they

can trust their local police officers.

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the highland park landmark | August 31, 2017 | 11

Bringing in the forces

to fight cancer

Community raises

money to support

10-year-old boy

with cancer

Daniel I. Dorfman

Freelance Reporter

As Highland Park police

officer Travis Dragicevich

sized up the crowd that

came to support his son,

who has a rare form of

brain cancer, at Lake Forest

Sportscars Thursday,

Aug. 24, he found himself

practically speechless.

“You know you have a

lot of extended family but

it is amazing to see this

many people that I don’t

frankly know,” Travis

said. “It’s extremely overwhelming.”

What drew an estimated

1,100 people to Lake Forest

Sportscars, was a fundraiser

to support Glenview

Public Safety Dispatcher,

Melinda Dragicevich, and

Travis’ son, Landon, a

10-year-old who was diagnosed

with Anaplastic

Astrocytoma in late June.

Anaplastic Astrocytoma is

a rare type of brain cancer

and not only is the family

facing the difficult medical

situation, but also the

medical costs that come

with treatment.

With Landon’s dad being

a Highland Park Police

Officer, his mother a

Glenview Public Safety

Dispatcher and his stepgrandfather

a Lake Bluff

Fire Deputy Chief, law

enforcement personnel

from all over the area

joined forces to support

the family.

“Public safety is a

unique situation where

you are working with

these people at all times,

and sometimes you spend

more waking hours with

them (than your family),

so they become your family,”

said Kasey Dunn

Morgan, the chairwoman

of the Lake Forest Police

Foundation and one

of the event’s organizers.

“We all decided to get

together to raise funds

to alleviate some medical

costs and help them

create some incredible


What had been originally

envisioned as a pancake

breakfast drew so much

interest that a larger event

was planned. With social

media serving as the catalyst,

Morgan said in just

three weeks 1,300 tickets

sold which would help

meet the $150,000 target.

“[The fundraiser] was

so overwhelming,” Melinda

said. “It was humbling

to see so many people

come together to support

Landon and our family.

People we didn’t even

know were showing up.

This event was planned

in such a short amount of

time yet it exceeded all of

my expectations. Overall

I am just so thankful and

grateful for everything.”

During the event Fool

House, a chicago-based

band, played live music

while attendees ate food

and participated in a raffle

where 143 items were given

away. The highest valued

prizes were awarded

at the end of the evening

in the form of a series of

high priced firearms then

followed by a Harley Davidson


Amid the celebratory

atmosphere, there were

many thoughts about

Landon, who made an

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Landon Dragicevich, 10, reacts a motorcycle’s powerful horn. photos by Claire Esker/22nd century media

Landon (second from right) and his family: step-mother Becky Marsh (far left), step-brother Chase (center), and

father Travis (far right).

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appearance and then received

a special send off

where law enforcement

dotted a portion of Waukegan

Road as he made his

way back to his father’s

home in Lake Bluff.

“I’m just happy that everyone

can come and my

family is going to be there

and hopefully some of my

friends can come,” Landon

said before the event.

His mother said Landon

is thankful to have support

from the community.

“Landon is happy and

excited to do things and

see everyone,” she said.

“He is overwhelmed with

the outpouring of love and

support and he is thankful

for everyone.”

The benefit capped what

has been a difficult few

months for Landon, who

seemingly was living the

normal life of a child until

March, when he started

experiencing seizures out

of nowhere.

His family reported he

was treated for the seizures,

and for nearly three

months there were no subsequent

problems until

the morning of Memorial

Day when his stepmother,

Becky Marsh, found him

in his room unable to talk.

After being admitted to

a local hospital, Landon

came home only to be

struck by a third set of

seizures in June. He was

airlifted to the Cleveland

Clinic in Cleveland,

which known for its pediatric

neurology department.

In late June at the

Cleveland Clinic Landon

and his family received

the diagnosis of Anaplastic

Astrocytoma, which is

described as a Grade III

tumor according to the

American Brain Tumor


Marsh said the tumor

has spread to the entire

left side of his brain, rendering

surgery impossible.

To fight the tumors,

Landon is taking oral chemotherapy

by taking five

pills every day and radiation

sessions took place

over the summer. He returned

to school and is on

a two week break from

oral chemotherapy.

The family senses a

positive attitude from

Landon, despite the overwhelming


“He is handling everything

very well,” Travis


Travis acknowledged

some tough days these

past few weeks, but is not


“Everybody is very

hopeful, but with the rarity

of the type of brain cancer

the prognosis is not

great, but with the way he

has been responding the

doctors are very hopeful,”

he said.

While the circumstances

that brought everyone

to the event were difficult,

there was a sense of determination

among many

at the benefit to support

Landon and their fellow

public safety colleagues.

“It is an amazing cause

to support a young boy

who has struggled quite a

bit,” said Aaron Towle, a

Lake Bluff Village Board

Trustee, who is also a

volunteer member of the

community’s fire department.

“It is a very eclectic

group of people. Of course

a cause like this generates

so much support and I am

so glad to see it.”

During a difficult time

the Dragicevich family

was thankful for the support

of the community.

“If this did not restore

your faith in humanity, I

am not sure what will,”

Melinda said.

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the highland park landmark | August 31, 2017 | 13

High lead levels found

in Highland Park

submitted by the city of

highland park

While the water flowing

from the taps in the

homes of Highland Park

is deemed safe-to-drink

and lead-free, some of the

antiquated plumbing in

many of the area’s businesses

may not be able to

say the same, according to

a press release from the

City of Highland Park.

Some older buildings

may have elevated lead

levels due to old plumbing

fixtures or distribution

pipes or other materials

that come in contact with

potable water.

The city’s water production

and distribution

system meets or exceeds

state and national standards

and falls within

United States and Illinois

Environmental Protection

Agency’s (EPA) levels for

safe use and consumption.

The EPA action level for

lead is 15 parts per billion,

at which point remedial

action is recommended.

Last month, City staff

collected 170 water samples

from city facilities,

including the Highland

Park Public Library.

Of 66 results received

thus far, one fixture located

at the library was

found to be unsatisfactory

according to EPA standards.

The specific fixture

not in compliance with

EPA standards is a sink,

which is not accessible

to the public, located in

the lower level tech services

area. The sink had a

lead concentration of 15.2

parts per billion.

The sink has been shut

down until the fixture is

replaced and tested to ensure

it meets or exceeds

safety standards. The testing

also revealed two additional

fountains in the Water

Treatment Plant pump

room that indicated a lead

concentration of 8.4 parts

per billion and 5.84 parts

per billion. Though these

results were within satisfactory

standards according

to the EPA, the city also

shut down both fountains

as a proactive measure.

The fixtures are being

repaired and will not

be available for use until

they are remediated. The

findings are isolated to

specific water dispensing

fixtures and are not systemic

problems with the

city’s water supply.

“Public safety is our

fundamental responsibility.

Lead exposure is a

serious threat to human

health, and children and

seniors are particularly at

risk. For these reasons,

I requested that all City

facilities be tested annually,”

Mayor Nancy Rotering


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“To date, test results indicate

the water is safe to

drink at city hall, the senior

center, and all other

water fixtures at the Library

and Water Treatment

Plant.” City Manager

Ghida Neukirch said.

“Protocols have been and

will remain in place to

ensure water delivered to

homes, public facilities

and business is safe. The

city continuously monitors

the safety of the water

leaving the city’s water

plant. Public health and

safety are critical priorities.”

There is currently no

federal or state law requiring

the testing of drinking

water in municipal

buildings, but testing is

the best way for organizations

to know if there are

elevated levels of lead in

the drinking water and to

quickly eliminate any potential

problems. To date,

the city has taken samples

from 170 fixtures and has

four remaining fixtures to

test. Lab results take approximately

five weeks to

complete. All results are

posted on the city website

at cityhpil.com/leadwatertesting,

where more information

can be found.

Questions can be directed

to Water Plant Superintendent

Don Jensen

at djensen@cityhpil.com

or (847) 433-4355.

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Goings on, from the wider community to the kitchen

Wendy S. Anderson

Contributing Columnist


Let’s talk talking gas

pumps, which seem to be

popping up like bad pennies.

I hate the things. Not

only do I have to punch

buttons for debit card vs.

credit card and whether I

want a car wash (no!), I

also have to listen to the

incessant babble of automated

advertising bent on

ruining the simple task of

filling up a car. Blah blah

blah, the pump chirps as

the meter hits $5, $10, $15

and there I stand, agitated.

On principal I would not

buy a single product being

advertised – and I can’t

remember them anyway;

I remember a small gray

cloud of annoyance vaporizing

my brain.

During a recent fill-up

I thought these talking

pumps provided a quick

summary of what’s happened

in this country:

We’ve succumbed to the

drivel being spewed at

us from all directions.

Somewhere some genius

of marketing decided he

could achieve a financial

goal by having a gas

pump invade our brains.

I have worked for a while

in (gulp) marketing,

which teems with people

intent on overriding other

people’s own judgment.

Many marketers use the

same meaningless buzzwords

or phrases: “Transform,

innovate, be agile,”

which are not special but

common. Meanwhile honesty

(not just in marketing)

is in short supply, or at least

honesty without a spin. I

wonder when plain and

simple uprightness became

too plain for consumption.

But then, when I look

around the countryside, I

don’t really wonder.


A big harrumph to

whomever left two large,

broken pieces of furniture

by the edge of the road, not

next to any house but next

to a park down the street.

Someone took the trouble

to move them, then abandon

them at this exact spot,

I’d guess with the idea that

someone else would take

them home or otherwise

deal with them. People occasionally

do put out their

own discards – I’ve seen

bowls, baskets, a desk and

chair, a dresser -- and those

disappear fast. But since

when did a public park for

small children become a

dumping ground? I sure

hope a person with a repair

gene takes away this furniture

soon, before dogs pee

on it or rain comes.


Life is full of annoyances

like inanimate objects

that talk and unwelcome

castaways. Closer to home

– in it, in fact – we have

ants. We usually experience

a kitchen invasion in

early spring, then a dispersal

to the great outdoors

in a few weeks. Not this

year. This year the ants

have stayed through heat

and humidity and powerful

storms. I imagine they

will be with us into fall.

I’ve been forced to

contain my sugar bowl

in the fridge and everything

remotely sweet in

my cupboard either in a

canister or a sealed plastic

bag. But still we have

ants. Other residents have

reported they have stubborn

ants too. I wonder if

climate change is a factor.

It’s certainly odd. If they

continue to live in our

house this winter, I’ll be


Speaking of ants, one

day I waited for my coffee

to brew and watched

a teaspoon-sized bunch

of ants teeming on my

kitchen counter. I wasn’t

quite awake and I began

to ruminate on ants and

their place in the American

landscape. The ants

toiled away at the task at

hand, in this case consuming

what they thought was

their good fortune (a drop

of honey, maybe?), while

not realizing that annihilation,

in the form of

my sponge, was about to

pounce. I wondered if in

some small way these ants

represented what America

has become – a culture

that merrily carries on,

oblivious to what’s hovering

and about to strike.

As I said, I hadn’t had

my coffee yet.

letters to the editor

The City Unites

Without a doubt those

who took part in Highland

Park’s rally against hate

and bigotry were touched,

emboldened and proud.

One person, Joan Zahnle,

felt compelled to take action,

and ignited a momentous

event, instilling the

will for positive change in

our very privileged, fairly

white community. Speakers

sent a strong message

that it is not up to those



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in authority or those who

confront flagrant injustice

on a daily basis, but all of

us, who in Rev. Williams

words, “need to get off the

couch” and stand up for

justice.. Mahatma Gandhi

said, “The enemy is fear.

We think it is hate, but it is

fear.” Under no circumstances

can we allow fear

to decide our fate.

Highland Park has an

opportunity to welcome in

the stranger and to reduce

generational injustice. Efforts

are underway to bring

Curt’s Cafe, a “Dine with

a Purpose” establishment

with the mission of equipping

underserved young

adults with workforce and

life skills. This is accomplished

through restaurant

training, counseling, mentoring,

tutoring, career

coaching and job placement.

Several locations

are under consideration,

concurrent with a fundraising

campaign. This

Curt’s Cafe will be modeled

after two Evanston

establishments, operate

under their 501C3 status

and the guidance of Susan

Trieschmann, founder and

executive director.

Success in Highland

Park requires enthusiastic

community support. We

belong to a team derived

from the Justice Project

of Open Communities.

We are charged with making

our city a Welcoming

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On Aug. 27, Celebrate Highwood posted

this photo with the caption “Everyone’s

getting into the Nashwood spirit! Head on

over to Highwood and enjoy the last day

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from the editor

Embracing diversity builds a stronger community

Xavier Ward


Recently there’s

been a lot of racial

tension in the

United States. Considering

the number of

incidents of violence and

public demonstrations,

just saying that is an


These incidents are

always tragic, but the

increasing frequency of

them almost makes one

numb to them.

Last week in Highland

Park, there was a peace

rally decrying the murder

of a young woman at a

protest in Charlottesville,


People gathered in the

parks, sang songs and

listened to what a number

of local leaders — political

or otherwise — had

to say about the people

of Highland Park and

Highwood. The gathering

demonstrated a strong,

resilient community that

does not cower in the face

of adversity.

Perusing through the

photos of that event

showed a diverse crowd,

there were too many photos

to publish them all,

but it was a nice showing

of solidarity, and is indicative

of how the community

comes together in

times of struggle.

While events like this

are generally only held in

a time of political strife,

every day happenings in a

community reveal its true

character. Every day life

of the community reveals

what was shown at the

peace rally: an openminded

and accepting


The week following the

peace rally, there were a

number of events happening

in Highland Park and


Nashwood and the

Port Clinton Art Festival

were just a couple. Take

one quick look around

and you’ll see people of

all different ethnicities

chatting, eating a local

restaurants and vendors

and patronizing local


At Nashwood, a number

of minority-owned

businesses took part and

created special dishes for

the event, the community

was out in full-swing.

In many windows,

you’ll see signs that state

“hate has no home here.”

It’s little things like this

that make a community

stronger. Whether it’s

larger community events

or just a small gather,

these things that make us

go out and interact with

our community help to

strengthen said community.

In my short time in

this community, I’ve met

people of all different

religious backgrounds.

Whether it is religious or

cultural, the community

seems to embrace difference

with a welcoming


Too often, communities

herald themselves

as open-minded places

where you’re free to practice

your life how you

wish, so long as it doesn’t

hurt anyone else. Though,

when met with adversity

what is preached is

often not practiced. That

doesn’t seem to be the

case in this community.

In such contentious

times, it’s important to

rally together and to face

issues head-on. This can

only be done through

conversation and getting

to know one another.

It’s important to

embrace the diversity of

one’s own community,

because communities

grow when everyone

is working to create a

welcoming and positive

environment for all.

On Aug. 24, North Shore School District

112 tweeted this picture with this tweet

attached: “15min until dismissal. Excited to

see the new ring road in action! No need

to arrive extra early to pick up students

anymore! @Edgewood112”

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go figure



An intriguing number from this week’s edition

number of beehives

the Park District of

Highland Park harvests

honey from. Read more

about it on pg. 4.


From Page 14

Community according to

the pillars of Education,

Safety and Engagement.

Curt’s Cafe satisfies this

challenge in a practical

and personally enriching

way. The community rally

was a cry against injustice

and bigotry, racism and

discrimination. A rally is

a starting point, a motivator,

an enunciation of our

values. If we do not graciously

include those who

are of very different backgrounds

in our community,

our words are meaningless


We look to the leaders

in our city, and to all of its

citizens to abide by, and

act upon the message that

was delivered at the rally,

disavowing hate, discrimination,

and injustice. We

have a chance to bring light

into darkness. Welcoming

a Curt’s Cafe to Highland

Park is the perfect opportunity

that we as a community

have to enact our

values. Getting involved

at any level will be a form

of positive action. Contact


Andy Amend

Highland Park resident

The Highland Park Landmark

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a community staple

Frank and Betsie’s in Glencoe brings an aray of dishes from

varying spheres of influence. Page 21

Highland Park’s Summer’s End Regatta

braves the weather, Page 19

Laura Knapp, of Highland Park, reaches to Ben Wernik from her rescue boat in

order to replace his boat’s rudder. claire esker/22nd century media

18 | August 31, 2017 | The highland park landmark faith


Keshet Recreation Programs

for individuals with disabilities

Buddy Programs




Special Olympics


Social Programs


After School Rec

Parents’ Night Out

Winter Camp

Register today at


or call (847) 205-0274 for information

Faith Briefs

Trinity Episcopal Church (425 Laurel Ave.,

Highland Park)

Three Church Rummage


The annual three-church

Rummage Sale between

Trinity Episcopal Church,

Immaculate Conception

Parish (770 Deerfield Road,

Highland Park) and Highland

Park Presbyterian (330

Laurel Ave., Highland Park)

will be held from 7 am.-7

p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, and

from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday,

Sept. 9. For more information,

call (847) 433-0130.

Christ Church (1713 Green Bay Road,

Highland Park)

Mobile Food Pantry

The church is seeking

volunteers to serve families

in need by providing

them with groceries, as

well as a safe and loving

environment from 2-4

p.m. Saturday, Sept.23, at

the Highwood Recreation

Center, 428 Green Bay

Road, Highwood. The mobile

food pantries typically

support between 200-300

households and look for

100-plus volunteers to successfully

carry it out.

Congregation Solel (1301 Clavey Road,

Highland Park)

Sharing Shabbat

Sharing Shabbat is a way

for families and congregants

of all ages to celebrate

together. The next Sharing

Shabbat will be held from

6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 1.

Immaculate Conception Parish (770

Deerfield Road, Highland Park)

Rummage Sale

The annual rummage

sale will be held from 7

a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8,

and Saturday, Sept. 9. Admission

is free.

Cooking with Chef Nicole


Taste a sampling of some

wonderfully easy dinner

dishes as you watch Nicole

demonstrate how to

prepare them. The event is

slated for 7 p.m. Thursday,

Sept. 7, - and costs $18/

person. RSVP by Sept. 1 to

Roz Kallish at rozlynkall@

att.net or call (847)831-

0674. No same day RSVP.

New Exhibit

The Rissman Kol Ami

Museum is excited to unveil

the new exhibit space

with a special showing of

“Sacred Space: Wrapped

in Spirituality, Fiber Art by

Jane Cooperman and Karen

Bieber” at 1 p.m. Sunday,

Sept. 10.

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 Erin Redmond at


media.com. The deadline is

noon on Thursday. Questions?

Call (847) 272-4565

ext. 35.

In Memoriam

Sallie Leaf Green

Sallie Leaf Green (nee:

Levy), 89, of Highland

Park died in Aug. 23. She

is survived by her children

Marc (Sharon) Leaf and

Harry Leaf; grandchildren

Matt and Andrew and siblings

Ed Levy and Helen

Ceaser. Funeral service

was held Aug. 24 at North

Suburban Synagogue Beth

El. In lieu of flowers, contributions

may be made to


Jean D. Schaller

Jean D. Schaller, 89, of

Highland Park died Aug.

20. No service details were


Harold J. Stern

Harold J. Stern, 89. of

Highland Park died in August.

He is survived by his

wife, Barbara (nee: Landy)

and children David (Sharon)

Stern, Pamela Stern

(Howard) Braun and Andrew

(Leslie Rosen) Stern;

grandchildren Sarah, Adam

(Rachelle) Stern and Jacob

Stern, Shlomit, Devorah,

Kinneret, Amir, Nechama

and Noam Braun, Owen

and Micah Stern. Services

were held Aug. 24. Memorials

in his memory

to North Suburban Synagogue

Beth El, Ida Crown

Jewish Academy, Hadassah-Northshore,


Zell Jewish High School

or to RPRY of Edison NJ

would be appreciated.

Nello Picchietti

Nello Picchietti, 86,

of Highland Park, died

Aug. 17. He is survived

by his children by Scott

(Kima), David (Deirdre)

and Janell (Jim) Wilson;

grandchildren Nolan

(Kristie), Alex (Carly),

Sam, Connor and Nick

and great-grandchild

Makenzie. A visitation

was held Aug. 19. In lieu

of flowers, donations may

be made to the Wounded

Warrior Project, PO Box

758517, Topeka, Kansas


Have someone’s life you’d

like to honor? Email


media.com with information

about a loved one who was

part of the Highland Park/

Highwood community.

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the highland park landmark | August 31, 2017 | 19

Summer’s End Regatta makes a splash in Highland Park

Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

The sun was shining, the

weather warm and it was a

perfect day for the North

Shore Yacht Club’s Summer’s

End Regatta Saturday-Sunday,

Aug. 26-27,

in Highland Park.

“Teams from about 25

boats were getting ready

to race for the coveted

Mayor’s Cup,” said Commodore

Alan Cohen, president

of the North Shore

Yacht Club. “This is a tradition

that has been going

on for decades. The club

dates back to at least the

1930s. Supposedly there

were manned rescue crafts

here on the lake as early as


“Safety is our Number

One priority,” Cohen said.

“Before members can take

their boats on the lake,

they have to meet certain

safety requirements. They

include having the right

gear on board.”

The area was bustling

with activity but not everyone

was participating

in the race. Members of

kayaking and sailing classes

were there.

Young people stood

talking by a stack of standup

paddle boards.

Members of the Outrigger

Chicago Canoe club

came to practice for their

own race in Toronto in late


“This place is not just

for the Yacht Club,” Cohen

said. “It has been said this

area is one of the best kept

secrets. The City of Highland

Park owns the entire

site. The Park District of

Highland Park owns the

building we use and patrols

the beaches.”

Cohen, a retired chemical

engineer, walked some

more, surveying the area.

“I retired about a year

ago and this is what I do

now,” he said. “I was in

the water from about age

5. At 18, I was a Red Cross

Water Safety Instructor.

This is my hobby and now

I have more time for it.”

Cohen is noticeably

proud of his club.

“We have 180 member

families, “ he said. “They

come from all over and

make use of it. Our yacht

club is nonprofit. Volunteers

do all the work and

help out in various ways.

No one is paid a salary.”

Just then a horn sounded.

A skippers meeting

was about to take place.

Maureen Hammond, the

Regatta Coordinator, and

John Palizza, Principal

Race Officer, started reading

the list of Regatta sailing


“Each gets a separate

start,” Hammond began.

“Every boat must have

a unique sailing number,”

stated Palizza. “The finish

boat has a flying blue


The meeting ended and

Dave Mecklenburger and Patrick Perlman round a

corner in their boats. claire esker/22nd century media

Ronaldo Borger guides his boat into Lake Michigan.

the sailors started toward

their crafts.

Libertyville’s Kristin

Flentye was there to help

launch the boats with the

Outrigger Chicago Canoe

Club, she said.

There were rescue crafts

on the water if anyone ran

into trouble. The water

was rough and the wind

strong. Some did need

help, a broken rudder, an

overturned boat or two.

Laura Knapp was

among those who came


to the rescue of anyone in

trouble as did John Multack

who offered his boat

for the event.

The two-day event ended

Sunday afternoon with

plans already in the making

for next year’s Regatta.



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9. Boys lacrosse

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South, Cameron ____

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15. No-no in some


16. Stage direction

17. Pack away

18. Gray’s subj.

19. Reagan’s first

Treasury secretary

20. Military rank, abbr.

21. Often misused

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23. Cry of excitement

25. T.S Eliot or Robert


26. Codgers’ replies

29. Delete

32. Small bird

34. Gwyneth Paltrow

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from Glencoe

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40. It can be gray

41. Troy lady

43. “Shave ___ haircut”

44. New York’s Carnegie


45. Conclude

47. “The Lord of the

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50. Home to many

John Constable works,

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52. Goodbye from a


55. Cut down, as in a


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63. Remove a latch

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68. Rimes of country


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3. Gravy ingredient

4. Proverb

5. Sunfish

6. City near Sparks

7. Philatelic prize

8. Bony prefix

9. __ dream: optimist’s


10. Manual reader, say

11. Worthless amount

12. Med. regulators

13. It’s tender to the


21. “Slow down!”

22. Scrutinize

24. Kind of soup

26. Cultural, in combinations

27. Gandhi, e.g.

28. Type of weasel

30. “Gross!”

31. Stage

33. Complainer

34. Mooch

35. Round, sweet


36. Carter and Gwyn

37. Córdoba cry

38. Like some drinks

42. Government security

agency, abbr.

46. “Laura” director


48. 180s

49. Word before and

after “oh”

53. Rulers

54. Intended

56. Soap opera actress


57. “M*A*S*H” extra

58. Go wild and crazy

59. American artist,

___ Kuriloff

60. Taxing trip

62. “Bill & ___ Excellent

Adventure” (1989


63. German city on

the Danube

64. Once called, in

wedding notices

65. Account amt.

67. Mushroom


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Complimentary cuisine

Fine dining,

artisinal pastries

mix at Frank and


Chris Pullam

Contributing Editor

Frank and Betsie Zadeh

have spent the past 33

years refining their craft on

the North Shore — and it


The couple opened Maison

de Patisserie, a “ladieswho-lunch-type

place,” in

Highland Park in 1984, but

made the move to Glencoe

in 1997 to accommodate an

ever-expanding list of ardent

customers. But Frank,

a Hiat-trained chef, and

Betsie, a New Trier graduate

and Winnetka native,

didn’t sacrifice quality for

quantity. The Glencoe location

seats only about 90

diners between the main

dining room and the outdoor

patio, and the low

lighting, white tablecloths

and floral centerpieces all

add to the restaurant’s intimacy.

But they did make a

few changes, including,

surprisingly, to the restaurant’s


“Well, no one could pronounce

Maison de Patisserie,”

Betsie said. “They

always called it Frank

and Betsie’s anyway, so

we went with it. It’s a lot


Frank and Betsie’s will

celebrate its 20th anniversary

on Green Bay Road

over the Labor Day weekend.

In order to survive so

many years in such a tough

business, the couple had

to embrace and overcome

multiple changes to the industry.

According to Betsie, the

restaurant has embraced

the latest trends toward

healthy eating.

Frank and Betsie’s

51 Green Bay Road,


(847) 446-0404



Monday-Thursday: lunch

11 a.m.-3 p.m. and

dinner 5-9 p.m.

Friday-Saturday: lunch 11

a.m.-3 p.m. and dinner

5-10 p.m.

Sunday: private parties


Pate a la maison ($12) is a rich starter served with

house-made baguette slices and a tart, fresh Dijon

mustard, pickled capers and signature sugar beets

at Frank and Betsie’s, 51 Green Bay Road, Glencoe.

Photos by Xavier Ward/22nd Century Media

“You go to a lot of these

places and it’s all fried

food and all bar food,”

Betsie said. “I’m really

surprised because people

eating food today are so

healthy and everyone

wants to watch their carbs,

but then you go to these

places and it’s packed and

everyone is eating such

unhealthy foods. But our

food is very, very healthy.

We structure things

around people’s diets. We

have a lot of people who

come here for food they

feel is more health conscious.”

Some diners have even

contributed to the menu.

For example, the Richie

B’s Salad ($10 for entree

salad, $6 for appetizer)

— lettuce with ripe tomatoes,

English cucumbers,

grated carrots, homemade

croutons and Romano

cheese tossed with homemade

balsamic vinaigrette

— originated when a returning

customer, named

Richie, made a special request

for his favorite type

of salad.

“Why don’t you call

it Richie B’s Salad?” he

asked. “You’d have a line

out the door.”

Betsie also added her

own masterpiece, called

My Wife’s Favorite Salad

($15 for entree salad, $11

for appetizer), which includes

lettuce tossed with

grilled lemon chicken,

sliced tomato wedges,

red bell peppers, English

cucumbers, artichoke

hearts, chopped pecans

and crumbled Feta cheese

with homemade balsamic

vinaigrette on the side.

The restaurant’s ability

to adapt and evolve, without

losing the key components

that allowed it to

thrive in the first place, has

endeared it to many people

in the community throughout

the past three decades.

Recently, Frank and

Betsie’s hosted a bridal

shower thanks to the recommendation

of a 30-year

customer who is friends

with the bride’s mom.

Other longtime supporters

have moved away from

the area, but still stop in

whenever they return to

the North Shore to see

friends and family.

“Every day is a new

adventure and every day

is fun,” Betsie said. “You

meet people. You feed

people. You see people

and their families over

and over again. We had a

woman from Arizona in

here the other day — she

and her husband used to

live here and whenever

they came in they had to

sit by the window. If they

couldn’t, they would say,

‘Oh, that’s okay. We’ll

The Cheasapeake-style crab cake ($13) is a popular

starter served with a remoulade sauce.

be back later.’ But they

never made a reservation.

So when she came in recently,

I said, ‘Oh, good.

We have a window seat

for them.’”

Frank and Betsie’s reputation

has spread far and


Last month, a bus of

tourists from the Art Institute

of Chicago visited

the Keck + Keck houses

in the North Shore and

stopped at the restaurant,

effectively filling the entire

dining room. And in

October, 54 women from

Milwaukee plan to stop by

after exploring the Chicago

Botanic Garden. They

placed their reservation

last summer.

But while ambiance

and service can make or

break any restaurant, the

actual food always reins


Frank and Betsie’s

lunch and dinner menus

are completely different.

While the lunch options

are centered around salads

and sandwiches, the dinner

menu focuses more on


Lunch boasts choices

like the buffalo chicken

salad ($15), romaine lettuce

and California mixed

greens combined with

spicy buffalo chicken

strips, chopped celery, julienne

red peppers, shredded

carrots, crumbled

blue cheese, sliced avocado

and homemade creamy

blue cheese dressing; the

chicken Mexicana ($14),

a hot sandwich topped

with “south of the border”

spices, melted cheddar,

red onion and tomatoes;

and la costa chicken panini

($14), lemon chicken

breast seasoned with

rosemary, sage and thyme

complete with artichoke

hearts, homemade mayonnaise,

Dijon mustard

and Parmigiano-Reggiano

cheese on homemade sourdough


The dinner menu offers

a few more sophisticated

options, highlighted by

the steak au poivre ($31),

New York strip steak

served over portobello

mushroom and sprinkled

with crushed blue peppercorns

and homemade

burgundy reduction sauce;

the pomegranate chicken

($25), grilled marinated

chicken breast topped with

sweet and tart pomegranate

sauce enriched with

ground walnuts, caramelized

onions and a hint of

exotic saffron; and crab

cakes ($26), traditional

Chesapeake-style cakes

served with homemade,

spicy New Orleans-style

Remoulade sauce, capers

and lemon wedges.

When a group of 22nd

Century Media editors

and I stopped by Frank

and Betsie’s last week,

we sampled several items

from both menus.

We started with the pate,

a mixture of cooked liver

minced into a spreadable

paste with vegetables,

herbs and spices on the

side. According to The

Highland Park Editor

Xavier Ward, the dense

and flavorful spread expertly

complemented the

fresh-baked, homemade

French bread.

But before we even

cleared our plates, our entrees

— three of the restaurant’s

signature dishes

— arrived.

The Scottish lemon sole

($26), one of several fresh

fish options in the evening,

took center stage. The fillets

of pan-seared sole,

served with homemade

Vesuvio sauce, were light

and flaky, and the breading

and spices accentuated the

qualities of the fish.

Next, we tried the lamb

shank ($28), slow-roasted

with rosemary and fresh

garlic. According to the

menu, it’s a good idea to

order this dish in advance.

Finally, we gobbled

down the chicken schnitzel

($23), scalloped chicken

breast dipped in Panko

breadcrumbs served with

homemade Bordelaise

sauce and lemon wedges

on the side.

As for Betsie’s favorite

dish on the menu?

“How do you pick a

child?” she joked.

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Miranda Mottlowitz

Miranda Mottlowitz is

a senior outside hitter

on the Giants’ volleyball


How did you start

playing volleyball?

My older sister started

playing, so I grew up

watching her. I knew that I

wanted to play volleyball

from when I was little.

This Week In

Giants varsity athletics

Boys Golf

■Sept. ■ 1 - host Deerfield, 4 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 2 - at Buffalo Grove Invite, Buffalo

Grove Golf Course, 10:30 a.m.

Boys Soccer

■Sept. ■ 2 - at Grayslake Central, 2 p.m.

■Sept.5 ■ - host Evanston, 4:45 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 6 - host Glenbrook South, 4:45 p.m.

Cross Country

■Sept. ■ 2 - at Hinsdale Central, Katherine

Legge Park, 9 a.m.

Field Hockey

■Sept. ■ 6 - at Stevenson, 6:30 p.m.


■Sept. ■ 1 - at Lakes Community,

7:30 p.m.

Girls Golf

■Aug. ■ 31 - at Carmel, Braeloch Golf Course,

4 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 6 - host Maine West, 4 p.m.

Girls Tennis

■Aug. ■ 31 - at Lake Forest, 4:30 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 6 - host Maine South, 4:30 p.m.

Girls Volleyball

■Sept. ■ 1 - at New Trier Tournament, 5 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 2 - at New Trier Tournament, 9 a.m.

What do you like

about it?

I love the energy on the

court. I love all my teammates.

The game is so fast

moving; I love it.

What’s the toughest

part about volleyball?

Everything on the court is

contagious. If one person

is down, the whole team

gets down. I think that’s

the toughest part to get

someone out of their

bad groove.

What’s your goal for

the season?

For our team to win

conference because I

know as a team we set

that goal. Everyone on the

team really wants to have

that win.

Do you have any

pregame rituals?

This year we all came

up with a ritual to dance

before games. We went in

the locker room and we

have a pregame song [to

dance to].

If you had a ticket to

go anywhere in the

world, where would

you go?

Bora Bora because they

have the hotels on the

ocean and it looks so nice.

If you won the lottery

tomorrow, what’s the

first thing you would


A pair of Christian

Louboutin shoes.

If you could have any

superpower, what

would you want it to

Erin Redmond/22nd Century Media


I would want to fly.

Are you more of a cat

person or a dog person?

Definitely dog. I have

four dogs: two labs, a pug

and a lab-Bernese Mountain

Dog mix.

What’s the most fun

thing you did this


Me and my friends went

to Wisconsin and we spent

a week at a lake house.

Interview conducted by

Sports Editor Erin Redmond



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Field Hockey

Highland Park 1, Antioch 0

Emily Yastrow recorded

her first shutout of the season,

recording three saves

in the Giants’ 1-0 seasonopening

win over Antioch

Wednesday, Aug. 23, at


Nancy Iden scored the

lone goal of the game and

was assisted by Ryan Cary

and Elene Drosos. Highland

Park outshot its opponent


The Giants (1-0) took on

St. Ignatius Monday, Aug.

28, and Homewood-Flossmoor

Wednesday, Aug. 30.

Results were not available

by press time.

Cross Country

EIU Showdown

Jose Reyes led the Giants,

finishing ninth at the

EIU Showdown Aug. 23

Green Valley Forest Preserve.


From Page 31

half — to get the Giants on

the board.

That was all Highland

Park could muster up, despite

firing shot after shot

on Walsh as the clock

wound down. Vasquez,

Joey Schwartz, Emmanuel

Guzman Vega and Dario

Castillo all tried to get past

the sophomore goalie in the

final minutes, but were denied.

“We’ve been struggling,”

Giants coach Blake Novotny

said. “What I’ll say is

[it’s] either heart or effort

this year. My guys have a

nice skill set. Quite a few

of them are younger, so I

don’t know if they’re quite

in tune with the intensity of

the games or the physicality

of the games.

“We’ve just been playing

high school highlights

The rest of the week in high school sports

Reyes finished in a time

of 15:49 and wasn’t the

only Highland Park runner

to finish in the Top

20, however. Nate Amster

finished 10th (16:02), Alec

Glazier was 13th (16:16).

Boys Golf

Warren Invite

Max Golding shot 76

and placed ninth to lead

Highland Park to a third

place finish at the Warren

Invite Saturday, Aug. 26,

in Gurnee.

Joey Harrigan shot a 77,

Bradley Goldstein a 78,

and Charlie Ezgur carded

a 79 for Highland Park.

The Giants combined

for a score of 310. Lake

Forest won (292), followed

by Stevenson (302).

Lake County Invite

Josh Zoldan led the Giants

to a third place finish

at the Lake County Invite

Monday, Aug. 21, Shepherd’s

Crook Golf Course

in Zion.

Highland Park combined

for a score of 303,

just behind runner-up Lake

Forest (301) and winner

Stevenson (299).

Girls Golf

Highland Park 168, Niles

West 221

Julia Shafir shot a 39 and

earned medalist honors en

route to Highland Park’s

168-221 win over Niles

West Wednesday, Aug. 23,

at home.

Jennifer Berardi was

right on her heels with a

40, while Samantha Fahn

carded a 43. Lexi Kovitz

and Emmie Schwenk both

scored a 46 for the Giants


real timid and some guys

are just not stepping up.

When they get frustrated,

they go away from the

game plan and then things

fall apart. It’s not enjoyable.”

Highland Park’s defense

helped deny seven shots

on goal, but a late blunder

put the game out of reach

for good. While Danneker

got one last touch on the

ball, the Giants essentially

knocked his shot into their

own goal to put the Scouts

up 4-1 in the 70th minute.

“Our three seniors in

the midfield — Jake Danneker,

Austin Pinderski and

Christophe Wettermann —

did a good job controlling

the game, kinda dominated

the game,” Scouts coach

Rob Perry said. “Jake has

probably been the best

player in both games and

he was finding people today,

being creative. Those

three guys are leading us

and Joey Williams and Jack

Page, they played well. It’s

a great group of seniors.

They’re leading and they’re

helping out our new guys.”

The Giants (1-3) opened

the season with a win over

Hoffman Estates on Aug.

21. Their struggles from

the LF match continued,

however, when they were

shutout 2-0 by Deerfield

in the seventh place match

Saturday, Aug. 26.

“I think our physicality

and our intensity [needs

work],” the HP coach said.

“We let them win every

header in the first 20 minutes,

it was a free win for

them and it just put us on

the defensive. We have

to win some 50/50 balls.

We need to take control

of things instead of letting

things get dictated

Lake County Invite

Julia Shafir and Jennifer

Berardi both shot a

78, leading the Giants to

a third place finish at the

Lake County Invite Monday,

Aug. 21, at the Bonnie

Dundee Golf Club in Carpentersville.

The Giants’ duo’s mark

was put them in a three-way

tie for seventh place with

Glenbrook North freshman

Kelly Dong. Highland Park

shot 322 as a team. Deerfield

won the tournament

by a stroke over Stevenson.

Girls volleyball

Lake Zurich 2, Highland

Park 0

Ireland Hieb led Highland

Park (0-2) with nine

kills, but her team couldn’t

get past Lake Zurich, falling

2-0 (27-29, 20-25) Aug.

24 at home.

Olivia Carter added seven

kills, while Allyson Gordon

tallied 19 assists and

Ella Weil had nine digs.

to us.”

The win gave the Scouts

(1-2) a new sense of confidence.

Lake Forest wasn’t

able to get past Carmel in

the fifth place match, however,

falling 4-2 on Aug.


Lake Forest Academy

finished fourth after its

shutout loss, 3-0, to Lakes

in the third place game.

The Caxys opened with

a 2-1 win over Deerfield

on Aug. 22, but fell 3-2 to

Round Lake Aug. 24.

“[This tournament is]

great because I think all

eight teams are pretty

even,” Perry said. “… It’s

a real even eight teams,

so it’s a great test to find

out where you’re at. It’s

three games to find your

strengths and expose your

weaknesses. It’s a great

kick-off for the rest of the


Rank and file

Top teams in 22nd Century Media’s

coverage area

1. Loyola Academy

The Ramblers

dropped a heartbreaker

to Phillips, the

Chicago Public League’s

top team, Saturday night.

Loyola drove all the way

to the 1-yard line but was

stuffed at the goal line on

fourth down as the clock hit

zero. Quinn Boyle looked

sharp in his debut but LA

will need some of its players

to heal before Friday’s

game against Bishop Amat

of California.

2. New Trier

New Trier started

its season off

with a bang, shutting out

York 31-0. The Trevians

got stellar debuts from

Brian Sitzer and Reid Bianucci

as they helped earn

coach Brian Doll’s first

shutout as coach of his

alma mater. The Trevs go

on the road on game 2.

3. Glenbrook


The Spartans

opener was a little closer

than they had hoped, beating

Wheeling by five.

Looks like they might

have a nice one-two

punch in running back

Jimmy Karfis and wide

receiver Chris Heywood.

Heywood, a transfer from

Loyola, played well in his

first game for GBN, accounted

for all 13 of the

Spartans points with a

27-yard touchdown grab

from senior quarterback

Burke Morley and a pair

of field goals.

4. Lake Forest

The Scouts’

quarterback Jack

Mislinski earned his

starting role and led the

Lake Forest charge, hammering

Glenbard East

and leading his team to

28 unanswered points,

turning a 16-10 deficit to

a 38-16 lead, en route to a

win in the season opener.

Mislinski had 139 passing

yards, 124 rushing

yards and three touchdowns

for the Scouts.

5. Glenbrook


The Titans started

the season off on the

right foot, beating Urban

Prep-Englewood 42-0.

GBS’ the three-man running

crew of Ben Hides,

Jack Jerfita and sophomore

Andrew Gall led the

Titans to such a fast lead

that they were able to rest

all their starters in the second

half. The Scouts did

have some miscues, however,

including a fumble

Glenbard East captialized

on to jump out to a 16-10

lead late in the first half.

6. Highland Park

The Giants

dropped a close

game to one of the state’s

better programs, Libertyville.

HP may have

found its star this season

in tight end Tom Motzko,

who had three catches for

82 yards and two touchdowns.

John Sakos was

dynamic, too, going 13-

for-19 for 198 yards and

two touchdowns His only

blemish came in the final

seconds when he was intercepted.

The Giants go

on the road for their first

contest away from the

friendly confines of Wolters

Field when they travel

to Lakes.

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the highland park landmark | August 31, 2017 | 27

Girls Volleyball

Giants hang tough with Niles West in opener

Force third set

with 2016 state


Erin Redmond

Sports Editor

When Highland Park

opened its season against

Niles West Tuesday, Aug.

22, the Giants knew what

they were up against.

The Wolves were coming

off a historic season

which saw its first ever trip

to state in program history

and ended with a fourthplace

finish in the tournament.

But even facing a

team with such an intimidating

reputation, Highland

Park battled, taking

Niles West to three sets,

before falling 26-24, 8-25,

24-26 at home.

“I think we played as a

team and we played well

as a team,” junior middle

blocker Ireland Hieb said.

“[Niles West] just went to

state last year, but we held

our own. We fought well

against them. I think if we

had more games and more

experience playing with

each other, we definitely

would’ve taken that one.”

The Giants jumped out

to a 6-1 lead in set 3, a rally

capped by one of three

aces senior outside hitter

Miranda Mottlowitz had in

the game. A block, kill and

a pair of couple Highland

Park errors let Niles West

back in it and narrowed

the Giants’ lead to three at


Junior outside hitter Olivia

Carter helped Highland

Park stay ahead with

a couple of big kills, but

the Wolves clawed their

way back, capitalizing on

Giants’ errors. Niles West

strung together a pair of

kills, an ace and back-toback

blocks to take the

lead to put the game away

for good.

“We [need to] keep that

momentum on our side regardless

of errors and not

let that have a domino effect,”

Giants coach Beth

Peterson said. “If one girl

makes an error then the

next pass is shanked and

the next pass shanked.

We want to stop that so

that if one person makes a

bad pass, then next person

picks them up and does the

job and we can keep moving


“[We need to improve]

just being smart as hitters:

when we can hit, where we

can place it. Where are the

open spots on the court?

So making better choices

as hitters [is what we’ll

work on].”

The Giants hung tough

through a back-and-forth

first set which featured

eight ties. Mottlowitz

helped keep it close, patrolling

the net to tip the

ball over not once, but

twice to give Highland

Park its largest lead of the

set at 11-8.

Highland Park errors

helped Niles West stay in

the game, but late back-toback

aces from Mottlowitz

swung the momentum in

her team’s favor to give

it a 23-20 lead. The home

team then made the most

of the Wolves’ mistakes,

who overserved the ball

and committed an error,

to give the Giants the two

points they needed to close

out the set.

“I think we definitely

worked really hard as a

team together. It was nice

because it’s our first game.

We had a ton of attacks, we

were high on energy and

I think we played really

The Giants (from left) Allyson Gordon (3), Miranda Mottlowitz (16) and Olivia Carter (8) prepare to receive the ball

during the season opener against Niles West Tuesday, Aug.22, in Highland Park. photos by Erin Redmond/22nd

Century Media

well as a team,” Mottlowitz

said. “... Energy is so important

on and off the court;

the bench players definitely

helped with that.”

Set 2 was a much different

story as Highland

Park just couldn’t find its

rhythm. The Giants’ slew

of errors led to a nine

straight points for Niles

West, which jumped out to

a 16-4 lead.

Highland Park tried to

stage a rally, scoring three

straight points to cut the

Wolves’ lead to 18-8 off

back-to-back kills from

Allyson Gordon and Mottlowitz

paired with a big

block by Hieb. But unfortunately

for the home

team, the errors continued

and that would be all the

offense it could muster up.

But despite the errors,

Peterson said she was impressed

with her team’s tenacity

and ability to hang

tough with a top-tier the

Highland Park celebrates after its 26-24 Set 1 victory over the Wolves.

likes of Niles West.

“They were at state last

year, so for us to come

back and battle the way we

did, I’m really proud of the

girls. We had some serving

errors in the first game

and if we can reduce that,

I think that’s a different

game, it’s a different tempo,”

the Giants coach said.

“ ... Just staying consistent

and steady and keeping

up the intensity [is important].

I think if we can

do that throughout, this

might’ve been a different

result. They threw some

tough serves at us and we

didn’t pass the second set

and then you have to dig

out of that hole and that’s

never fun.”

Carter led Highland

Park with five kills, while

Mottlowitz had four and

three aces.

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Girls tennis

Trevians second, Giants third at NT Tennis Invite

Todd Marver

Freelance Reporter

New Trier and Highland

Park are no strangers to

playing one another.

After the Trevians and

Giants finished in a sixthplace

tie at the Class 2A

state tournament last year,

the teams placed second

and third, respectively, at

the New Trier Tennis Invite

Saturday, Aug. 26.

The Trevians fell 4-1 to

Stevenson in the championship


“All the girls played

well, which was the most

important thing,” New

Trier coach Jerry Morse-

Karzen said. “This was

our first match of the year.

There was good competition.

We knew Stevenson

was the favorite to win

state this year. We went toe

to toe with them.

“We played well and all

the matches were really

very close. We were right

in there. As much as I’d

always like to win, I was

very pleased with how the

team played.”

Lake Forest defeated

Glenbrook South 4-1 in

the fifth place match. Glenbrook

North was eighth,

falling 3-2 to Barrington

in the seventh place match.

Loyola also competed,

winning the 13th place

match 4-1.

Stevenson’s Zoe Taylor

defeated New Trier senior

Amia Ross 6-4, 5-7, 10-6

in the No. 1 singles match.

In the No. 1 doubles

match, Stevenson’s Kate

Harvey and Elizabeth Ferdman

topped the Trevians

duo of Ali Benedetto and

Emily Dale, 6-4, 6-4.

“Amia played Zoe Taylor,

who is certainly one

of the top kids statewide,”

Morse-Korzen said. “She

went to a super breaker

with her and was knocking

at the door for a possible

win. So for Amia, that was

good stuff. Amia has been

very solid. [Ali and Emily]

played a good doubles

team. Kate Harvey is a former

state doubles champ

[in 2014]. [Ali and Emily]

lost a close doubles match.

If a few points had been

different, maybe Ali and

Emily could’ve ended up

winning that match.”

“Ali had a great season

last season at state,”

Morse-Karzen said. “She

had a tough draw. She had

two good players in the

first round and the second

round in the back draw

and she was out. It’s always

good to have done

something once. You get a

feel for it and you’re more

comfortable the next time

you come to it.”

Morse-Karzen has seen

Benedetto’s game improve

since last year’s freshman


“She’s always been very

poised,” Morse-Karzen

said. “She still has that

same poise and she’s got

a little more power. She’s

bigger and she’s grown

three, four or five inches or

so. She’s got a little more

power. Her game is very

complete. She’s not one

dimensional. She can pop,

drive a top spin, slice, drop

shot and volley. She’s got

a nice overall game, which

is great to have and gives

you lots of options also.

Ali is getting better. She

was good last year and I

think she’s gotten better

since last year.”

The Giants defeated

Fremd for third place,

3-2. Highland Park junior

Lily Tiemeyer and sophomore

Halle Michael were

doubles partners for the

first time against Fremd

and won the No. 1 doubles

match against the Vikings,

7-5, 6-0.

“I thought it went really

well,” Tiemeyer said.

“It was a lot of fun. We

tried really hard. I’m really

happy. We all worked

really hard to get the win

against the other school.

I’m really happy that we

really helped in getting

that win too. I just feel really

happy to get third.”

And her partner agreed.

“It was our first time

playing together and I

think we did a good job

communicating and just

doing what we need to

do,” Michael said.

Tiemeyer and Michael

both competed at state last

year. Tiemeyer played singles

and Michael played

doubles with senior Devin

Davidson. Tiemeyer went

0-2 at state, while Michael

and Davidson bowed out

of the tournament in the

fourth round of the consolation

bracket. Although

Tiemeyer played singles

at state in 2016, she is

no stranger to playing

doubles. Tiemeyer played

with junior Monique Brual

in doubles at state in 2015

where the duo bowed out

of the tournament in the

fifth round of the consolation


“It was my second time

going to state [in 2016],”

Tiemeyer said. “It was different.

My first year I was

playing doubles and my

second year I was playing

singles. It was a really

good experience to see

who’s out there and who’s

playing. It made me want

to work even harder in the

offseason and work on a

bunch of a different things

with my mental game and

my strokes and stuff.”

Michael feels the opportunity

to compete at state

last year as a freshman

was beneficial and she improved

her mental game in

the offseason.

“It was my first time

going to state and I think

it was a really cool experience

because there were

a lot of good players,”

Michael said. “It shows

me what’s out there and

what the competition is

and it just makes you want

to work harder and be the

best player I can be. My

mental game has probably

gotten a little stronger because

that hasn’t been my

best game. But working on

that during the offseason

has definitely helped for

this season so far. Even

at state, it’s hard to have

a strong mental game the

whole entire time, so that

was something I definitely

wanted to work on and I

think I improved.”

It’s nearly two months

until Highland Park has

the opportunity to compete

at state again from Oct. 19-

21. Even so, the Giants are

looking to improve upon

last year’s sixth place finish

and are aiming for Top

3 this year.

“[Coach Steve] Rudman

says the goal for the

team is to get around third

place,” Tiemeyer said.

“My goal would be helping

and winning and getting

really good and playing

good people and being

competitive with them.”

“My goal is just playing

the best that I can so that

when it comes to the time

for sectionals or state I’m

ready all-around mentally

and physically just to do

what I need to do,” Michael


Girls Cross Country

Giants hope mix of

returners, newbies

add up to success

Erin Redmond

Sports Editor

Last season, the Giants’

senior-heavy squad helped

them succeed at conference

and beyond.

A second-place finish at

conference, a solid showing

at regionals and sectional

berth equated to a

solid season for Highland

Park. But, as it happens

every year, those seniors

have all started on new


That isn’t a concern to

Highland Park, however,

which is returning three of

its top seven runners from

last season, all of whom

were All-Conference runners.

Sophomores Stephanie

Kriss — who was also

All-State in the 800-meter

run during the track and

field season — and Jillian

Butler, along with senior

Kaitlyn Twadell will lead

the charge for the Giants

this year. And while

this year’s team is much

younger, coach Andy Butler

said they have experience

competing at a high

level, making it all the way

to the sectional meet as a

team. Now, Butler will

look to them to use their

knowledge and experience

to lead their new teammates.

But it’s not just the returners

who have Butler

feeling optimistic. While

it’s still early on — Highland

Park competes in its

first meet at 4:45 p.m.today,

Aug. 24, at Half Day Forest

Preserve — some newly-minted

varsity runners

are already emerging from

the pack, including Nataly

Lacky, Rachel Hsu, Gabby

Michaels Julianna Charlebois-Berg.

And that’s a credit to the

work they and their teammates

put in over the summer.

“I was really happy, we

had a good turnout for

summer running,” Butler

said. “We sent a group of

six to Great Lakes Cross

Country camp in Michigan

and we sent a couple

to the University of Wisconsin

running camp and

of course we had all our

all-high school camp. Really

we were looking to,

in that offseason, increase


“... Our whole team isn’t

ready to go, which is the

nature of the sport because

we typically get a lot of

newcomers — especially

freshmen and sophomores.

But after summer running,

our senior girls are ready

to get a race under their


In addition to his three

returners, Butler said he is

hopeful some of the newcomers

will step up and

help the squad reach its


“One of our goals is always

to maximize everyone’s

individual potential

because the team becomes

better,” Butler said. “I

think as a team, our goal

is always to win conference.

We want to get as

many athletes as we can

All-Conference. We want

to qualify as a team to

sectionals again and then

we’d like to get some individuals

to the state meet.”

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Girls Swimming and Diving

Giants get early, fun test at the

Lake Forest Scout Relays meet

Highland Park

seventh, LF ninth

at meet

David Jaffe

Freelance Reporter

The many swimmers

and teams competing in the

Lake Forest Scout Relays

Saturday, Aug. 26, believe

it’s a very fun way to begin

the season with several

different relay events they

won’t otherwise compete

in during the season.

Highland Park was seventh

with several strong

performances and was well

suited for the 400 individual

medley where everyone

swims every medley event.

The Giants relay of Sarah

Fishbein, Selin Sonmez,

Hannah Wander and Abby

Smith was second (4:25.25).

“We have a lot of good

IM’ers and that showed

in this event,” Smith said.

“All four of us did a good

job at being effective on every

stroke. I’ve been training

every day in the offseason.

I feel more prepared

and I think everyone on

our team is ready to have a

strong season.”

Hannah Wander was also

part of the winning 200

breaststroke relay with Sonmez,

Fishbein and Rachel

Wander (2:13.50). The Scout

Relays are exactly the type

of meet she enjoys.

“I love relays and the

breaststroke is my event

which I get to do in a few

relays here,” Wander said.

“It makes it really fun. I

think this also builds team

camraderie which is what

you want in the first meet

of the season.”

Smith was also second in

the junior 100 free (55.72).

Glenbrook South swimmer

Kate Solem has now

participated in the Scout

Relays three years and continues

to enjoy it.

“It’s a really nice way

to start the season,” Solem

said. “There’s a lot of energy

among everyone here

and the crowd is cheering

really loud. It’s always

one of my favorite meets

because there are a lot of

unique events.”

One was the 800-yard

freestyle combo relay where

someone from each class

swims a leg of the relay. Although

Solem is a distance

swimmer, it’s still not an

easy event. But she, along

with Emsela Orucevic,

Alexis Kachkin and Bella

Del Muro, finished second

in 8 minutes, 17.16 seconds.

“The 800 is definitely

one of the more challenging

events,” Solem said. “It’s a

hard event physically and

an even harder one mentally.

But we were all in it

together and did a good job

pushing ourselves. That’s

what helped us do well.”

The Titans were fourth at

the 13 team meet with 342

points. Kachkin won the

sophomore 50 free (24.59),

while Orucevic (26.51) and

Catherine Devine (25.15)

were second in the freshman

and junior 50.

Glenbrook South took

third in the 500 free crescendo

relay with Catherine

Devine, Kachkin, Orucevic

and Solem (4:51.74) and

the 200 free relay with Erin

Nitahara, Nikki Dontcheva,

Chloe Konrad and Devine


Glenbrook North’s Natalie

Horwitz has been competing

in relays with teammates

Tiffany Qiao and

Ellen Gilbert for the last

few years. And she loves

closing out a meet in the

400 free. These three, along

with Maggie Li, finished

third in 3:46.51.

“The 400 relay is my favorite

event,” Horwitz said.

“The past three years I’ve

competed with Ellen and

Tiffany. We do that every

meet. We don’t have Sabrina

[Baxamusa] anymore but

know we can rely on each

other. And I love the feeling

of beating out the team in the

lane next to you.”

Qiao took third in the senior

100 free (55.74) as did

the same four in the 200

butterfly relay (1:49.81).

GBN was eighth (224).

Lake Forest coach Carolyn

Grevers believes this is

the perfect way to start the


“This is a fun meet but it’s

also meant to be challenging,”

Grevers said. “It helps

bring the team together and

it’s been a great way to get

the season going since we

started it four years ago.

Kendra Joachim won the

[sophomore] 100 (55.67)

and she was outstanding.

Our IM relay got third [Ashley

Updike, Joachim, Miki

Boveri, Catherine Terkildsen,


Although the Scouts are

young, they are about as

ready to begin a season as

Grevers has seen from her


“I haven’t had a team

with this type of energy

in my 15 years of coaching

here,” Grevers said.

“They’re a young team but

they’re pushing and doing

everything for each other.”

Updike was second in the

sophomore 50 (25.46). The

Scouts were ninth (185).

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Giants fight to finish in loss to ‘Cats

HP’s last minute drive

falls short

Erin Redmond

Sports Editor

With less than two minutes

remaining in the game, Tom

Motzko strapped on his helmet

and went to work.

With two touchdowns already

under his belt, the junior tight

end was the ideal target when

Highland Park quarterback John

Sakos reeled back for a Hail

Mary pass. Motzko was waiting

— 40 yards downfield — when

Sakos’ pass sailed perfectly into

his hands.

A Libertyville penalty put the

Giants in the redzone, but a sack

and interception of Sakos put

the game out of reach. Highland

Park dropped the season opener

27-14 to the Wildcats Friday,

Aug. 25, at home.

“I was just trying to do my

job along with everyone else,”

Motzko said. “The wide receivers,

we got to do ours so the

play can work. It didn’t come

out as we expected, but we did

our hardest. That’s all we could


Despite the outcome, Motzko

still had a stellar night. He

had three catches for 82 yards

and two touchdowns. He was

one of several Giants to play

both sides of the ball, notably

Ryan Brincks and Jack Finfer,

who each had a sack in the


The Giants’ defense was

tested by Libertyville’s Brendan

Bazar. The speedy Wildcat

accounted for two of his

team’s scores, bursting free for

a 58-yard touchdown run just

over two minutes into the game

and another 44-yard scamper

early in the second quarter. He

amassed 212 yards on 24 carries

for Libertyville.

“That’s a good team we came

out against. We played as hard

as we could. We just have to improve

for next week,” Brincks

said. “[We tried to] just hit

[Bazar] low; he’s a big guy.

He ran hard. [We tried to] just

get as many guys on him as

we can.”

Libertyville QB Alex Stanulis

gave Highland Park (0-1)

fits, too, going 17-for-21 for

128 yards. He helped put his

team ahead 24-7 after scoring

on an 18-yard run and converting

the 2-point conversion

pass with 3:20 left in the third


And while the Giants’ defense

had their hands full with

Bazar, coach Joe Horeni credited

it for keeping Libertyville

out of the endzone. Highland

Park forced Libertyville to settle

for a field goal not once, but

twice, in both the first and final


“Our kids played a lot of football

— Tommy [Motzko], Ryan

[Brincks], Noah [Spitz], Justin

[Goodman], Kevin [Kaufman],

Jack [Finfer], MoMo [Noah

Morgensten] — I think we had

seven or eight guys play football

for us one-and-a-half or two


“... I thought in the red zone

our guys actually did a pretty

good job defensively to hold

them to field goals and field

goal attempts. I’m just proud of

our guys. This is not what they

want; they’re as mad as us. I

think playing Libertyville was

a good choice for us and I look

forward to next week.”

Offensively, Sakos went 13-

for-19 for 198 yards and two

touchdowns. Giancarlo Volpentesta

had six catches for 116

yards. Brincks led the attack on

the ground with five carries for

43 yards.

Both Brincks and Motzko

agreed the Giants need to dedicate

time to looking at film

before their 7:15 p.m. contest

at Lakes (1-0) on Sept. 1. And

with that, Horeni is confident

Ryan Brincks (34) carries the ball as the Giants’ offensive line wraps up Libertyville during the season

opener Friday, Aug. 25, at Wolters Field. photos by Neil Ament/22nd Century Media

his team will be able to create

more scoring opportunities.

“I think we need more positive

plays and can’t have any

negative plays in terms of holding

and things like that,” the

Highland Park coach said. “I

think we need to continue to

work on our perfection. I’m certainly

really proud of my kids

and the way they fought.”

RIGHT: Tom Motzko works his

way past a Libertyville defender

en route to the end zone for the

Giants’ first touchdown of the


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the highland park landmark | August 31, 2017 | 31

Boys Soccer

Giants fall to strong Scouts


Three Stars

Neil Ament/22CM

1. Tom Motzko

(above) The

Giants’ tight end/

linebacker was

a force on both

sides of the ball

in the season

opener, but

shined brightest

on offense. He

had three catches

for 82 yards and

scored both of

HP’s touchdowns.

2. Ireland Hieb

Highland Park may

be 0-2 to start the

season, but Hieb

piled up nine kills

in a close loss to

Lake Zurich (27-

29, 20-25) Aug.


3. Max Golding

The Giants golfer

finished ninth and

shot a 76 at the

Warren Invite Aug.

26 in Gurnee. He

helped the Giants

take third (310)

out of the 16

teams competing

in the inivte.

Erin Redmond, Sports Editor


Game of the Week:

• Loyola Academy (0-1) vs. Bishop Amat

(Calif.) (0-1) at New Trier

Other matchups:

• New Trier (1-0) at Warren (0-1)

• Highland Park (0-1) at Lakes (1-0)

• Glenbrook South (1-0) hosts St. Patrick (0-1)

• Glenbrook North (1-0) at Grant (0-1)

• Lake Forest (1-0) at St. Viator (1-0)

• Lake Forest Academy (1-0) at Alden-Hebron


• Maine South (1-0) hosts Lincoln-Way East





Lake Forest struck early and often

in its 4-1 win over Highland

Park Thursday, Aug. 24, at home.

The victory was imperative for

the Scouts, who opened their tournament

— the North Shore Shootout

— with a 3-1 loss to Dundee-

Crown on Aug. 22.

And Lake Forest wasted no

time getting to work.

Senior midfielder Christophe

Wettermann struck twice within

the first eight minutes. His first

was an easy tap in from in front of

the net in the fourth minute. Wettermann

found the net again just

moments later on the second of

two early penalty kicks the Scouts

were awarded.

“I thought we played well

through the middle,” Wettermann

said. “It helped build up on the

wings and that’s how our first goal

came. … We did well, our big guys

used their bodies like Alan [Cecherz],

he used his body to score

a goal as well. I just feel like we

used our bodies and played well.”

Wettermann and fellow senior

midfielderss, Jake Danneker and

Austin Pinderski, helped control

the tempo of the game and maintain

the 2-0 lead at the half.

The Scouts had a chance to pad

the lead before the break, however,

when Alex White fed Alan Cecherz

a pass right in front of the Giants’

net, but it was scooped up almost

immediately by goalie Roi Lavi.

Cecherz was able to find the

back of the net in the second half,

scoring 51st minute off a pass from

Pinderski to put Lake Forest up


The goal seemed to energize

the Giants, who answered almost

immediately. Senior forward Jeyson

Vasquez sent a rocket past the

hands of John Walsh — who took

over as netminder in the second

• Loyola 24, Bishop Amat 14.

Both powers are 0-1 and in

need of a win. The Ramblers win

one for Illinois.

• New Trier

• Highland Park

• St. Patrick

• Glenbrook North

• Lake Forest

• Lake Forest Academy

• Maine South

Please see soccer, 26



Sports Editor

• Loyola 21, Bishop Amat 10.

Despite a slew of injuries, LA

kept things close in their Week

1 loss to Philips. Loyola has the

talent to finish 1-1 this week.

• New Trier

• Highland Park

• Glenbrook South

• Grant

• Lake Forest

• Lake Forest Academy

• Lincoln-Way East

Justin Illes (left) battles with Lake Forest’s Alan Cecherz for the ball

during the North Shore Shootout Thursday, Aug. 24, at Lake Forest.

photos by Erin Redmond/22nd Century Media

Lake Forest junior (back) Kean O’Connor tries to work the ball away

from Highland Park’s Ronin Moore.


Michal Dwojak |

Assistant Editor

• Loyola 21, Bishop Amat 17. The

Ramblers rebound with a big

win after a tough loss to Phillips

to open the season.

• New Trier

• Lakes

• Glenbrook South

• Glenbrook North

• St. Viator

• Alden-Hebron

• Maine South



Sports Editor

• Loyola 21, Bishop Amat 20.

Loyola bounces back with

another close game, this one

ending in their favor.

• New Trier

• Highland Park

• Glenbrook South

• Glenbrook North

• Lake Forest

• Lake Forest Academy

• Maine South



Contributing Editor

• Bishop Amat 21, Loyola 20.

Early season injuries plague LA

as Bishop Amat does enough to

hand Loyola a second loss.

• New Trier

• Highland Park

• Glenbrook South

• Glenbrook North

• St. Viator

• Lake Forest Academy

• Maine South

Listen Up

“They were at state last year, so for us to come

back and battle the way we did, I’m really proud

of the girls.”

Beth Peterson — Highland Park volleyball coach on her team’s

performance against Niles West Aug. 22.

tune in


Highland Park looks to rebound from its season

opening loss and pick up its first win on the road.

• Highland Park at Lakes, Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m.


25 - This Week In

25 - Athlete of the Week

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Erin

Redmond. Send any questions or comments to


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Top 3 at NT

HPHS girls tennis finish

third in Winnetka, Page 28

Tough test

Giants force third set with

Wolves to kick off season,

Page 27

Highland Park hangs tough against powerhouse Libertyville in season-opening loss, Page 30

Giants’ freshman Giovanni Volpentesta dives for extra yards against Libertyville Friday, Aug. 25, at Wolters Field in Highland Park.

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