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8 | November 9, 2017 | The highland park landmark news Barcelona PAWS Chicago North Shore Barcelona is a 1-year-old Chihuahua mix. Barcelona is a very sweet pup who is looking for a loving home. He is ready for the winter weather and loves to wear his warm coat outside as the weather cools down. His adorable face and friendly personality will be the talk of the neighborhood! Barcelona, along with many cats and dogs, is be available for adoption at the PAWS Chicago North Shore Adoption Center located at 1616 Deerfield Road in Highland Park. To learn more and see the hours of operation, visit or call 773-935-PAWS. To see your pet as Pet of the Week, send information to Xavier Ward at or 60 Revere Drive, Suite 888 Northbrook. The North Shore’s Rug Cleaning Experts Any Size Area Rug $1.50 per square foot Cash & carry price. $1.75/SF for pick up & delivery. Minimums apply. The North Shore’s wood flooring experts. 1107 Greenleaf Ave, Wilmette 847-865-8283 THE WINNETKA CURRENT Hillary Clinton meets with fans at Winnetka book signing Chilly winds and the start of the work week were not enough to deter 1,000 Hillary Clinton supporters from lining up around the block in downtown Winnetka on Oct. 30 as Clinton made a stop at The Book Stall during a Chicago trip to discuss her new memoir, “What Happened.” Lucky fans were able to secure their spots in line to briefly meet with the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate and get a copy of Clinton’s book signed. Tickets, which were priced at $32.70, sold out within minutes on The Book Stall’s website the day the event was announced earlier last month. While Clinton did not grant any press interviews at the event — which was held nearly a year after her IT’S TIME TO SIGN UP FOR SNOW PLOWING CALL TODAY 847-272-7180 defeat to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election — she did have one thing to say in response to the day’s news of U.S. Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s first indictments into the investigation into Russian election interference. “I have a great chapter about Russia in here,” Clinton told the press. In response to other reporter questions about the election dodged at her before the first guest came up to her table, Clinton added, “You can find out what happened and what’s still happening.” Clinton fans from the North Shore who turned out for the event included Northfield residents Julia Hauldren and Lisa Klare. “I would say we’re Hillary fans for life,” Hauldren said, elated after meeting Clinton. “I just think that she’s probably one of the most influential people in my lifetime, and it was just an opportunity to meet her that I couldn’t resist.” Reporting by Jacqueline Glosniak, Contributing Editor. Full story at Winnetka THE GLENCOE ANCHOR New Flower Shop owner integrates business more GLENVIEW OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE 1015 Sq. Feet | $1,425 per month Serving the north Shore Since 1981 (847) 724-7850|1761 Glenview Rd., Glenview, IL into Glencoe It’s not all about the money for the new owner of The Flower Shop in Glencoe. “That’s not about why I bought this place,” Brooke Lawler said. “I’m really passionate about what I do. I really love it. I really want to promote local businesses through this.” With the change in ownership in September, Lawler is breathing new life into The Flower Shop, which first opened in 1981 in the downtown Glencoe business district. The previous owner, Walter Radloff, a Winnetka native, bought the store in 1997 from the late North Shore florist Robert Livermore after it had already been around for about two decades. “It’s been a Glencoe staple,” Lawler said. “We have done really well. We have an amazing clientele that has kept us going throughout the years.” Lawler managed the store under Radloff for nine years and also served as the head designer. When he decided to retire, it was her time to step up. “[Radloff] decided he wanted to retire, and I decided I wanted a flower shop,” Lawler said. “Honestly, we talked about it for a few years and we made this work. I knew going into this that when he retired, I would want to own this place.” Now as the third Flower Shop owner, Lawler said her plan moving forward is to make it more of a local, community-based place. “We are becoming more involved in Glencoe itself,” she said. “We are working on community over competition.” Reporting by Megan Bernard, Contributing Editor. Full story at GlencoeAnchor. com. THE GLENVIEW LANTERN Firefighters experience the world of Alzheimer’s, dementia After the four firemen from Glenview Fire Station 8 put on dark glasses, heavy gloves and headphones, and lodged an insert in one of their shoes, they went to the adjacent room. There they spent four minutes living in the world inhabited by people suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. In the room, Battalion Chief Larry Wycocki, Lieutenant Tom Glade, firefighter paramedics Kevin Quill and Andrew Lund were given five relatively simple tasks to perform in the span of four minutes, such as folding towels, setting a table and putting pills in a container. But the dark glasses compromised their vision, the gloves inhibited their digital dexterity and the disjointed gibberish coming through their headphones distracted them. It was difficult to understand and remember the tasks that they had been assigned. This is what a day in the life of a person in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia is like, Emerald Place Community Relations Director Mary Ann Pappone and Executive Director Michael Zywicki told the participants after they completed the exercise on Oct. 27 at Fire Station 8. The Oct. 27 exercise was one of multiple sessions for 72 first responders conducted over a three-day span by Pappone, Zywicki, Business Please see nfyn, 12 news the highland park landmark | November 9, 2017 | 9 Ex-Highland Park mayor was one of Chicago’s most famous architects Margaret Tazioli Freelance Reporter NFL player Jonathan Linton, Smashing Pumpkins lead singer Billy Corgan, astronaut John Grunsfeld, Green Party candidate Jill Stein and of course Michael Jordan are just a few on the long list of important people who either lived or grew up in Highland Park. However, not all famous residents were stars on television, went to space or are prominent political figures. Julia Johnas, author of “Highland Park: Settlement to the 1920s” and director of adult services at the Highland Park Library, was at the library on her own time Oct. 30 with the Highland Park Historical Society to talk about a lesser renowned but very important figure in Highland Park’s history. William W. Boyington, an architect famous for the 1869 water tower on North Michigan Avenue, first came to the attention of Jeffrey Stern of the Highland Park Historical Society when he was looking through a list of former city mayors. “I knew [Boyington had designed] the water tower, but it wasn’t until I was looking at the mayors of Highland Park over the years that I saw his name and it sort of clicked with me that ‘this has to be the same guy,’” Johnas said. Boyinton’s enduring designs — now all more than 100 years old — include the Rosehill Cemetery gate in Chicago, the water tower, the log house built for Sylvester Millard in Highland Park and countless other structures in Chicago that were either torn down or burned down. He became a resident of Highland Park in 1874, after his second home burned down in Chicago. He remained in Highland Park until his death in 1898. Boyington designed a since-demolished Highland Park rail station in 1875 during his time as mayor, but his mayoral term came as a bit of a surprise to him. “You have conferred upon me the honor of the highest position in your city government,” Boyinton’s inaugural mayoral address began. “This you have done in my absence from the city and without my previous solicitation.” “Boyinton’s name was nominated without his knowledge. He ran unopposed and was elected unanimously,” Johnas said. During his time in Highland Park, Boyington designed houses, churches, hotels and the Exmoor country club. But beyond this small town, Boyington was the leading architect in Chicago, Johnas said. “In the 12 months following the Chicago Fire, Boyington led all other architects in the value of constructed buildings— there were 93 architects in Chicago by 1873. And led them by a large margin: his commissions were estimated at nearly 6 million dollars that year, approximately $118 million in today’s dollars. Buildings were constructed as quickly as architects could design them.” Among the buildings he designed, the Grand Pacific Hotel was described as “one of the most palatial hotels of the civilized world” Johnas said. “So, imagine the excitement that must have accompanied the announcement that Boyington was designing a hotel for Highland Park,” Johnas said. In 1873, he designed The Highland Park House—a 125-room summer resort and hotel. “It established Highland Park as a resort community and summer home for wealthy Chicagoans,” Johnas said. One of the principal rebuilders after the Great Chicago Fire and designer of one of only six structures which survived in the path of the flames, Boyington was a leading architect of the late 19th century whose name is relatively unknown in the very town he once mayored. You can now find the Historical Society’s installation about Boyington on the exterior of the Highland Park train station. Ravinia announces composition competition Submitted by Ravinia Festival Calling all composers ages 18-30. Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute (RSMI) Announces International Composition Competition with $7,500 in Prizes and Performance at Ravinia. The submission deadline is Feb. 1, 2018. In celebration of 30th anniversary of the summer conservatory, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute (RSMI), Ravinia is pleased to announce Bridges: An International Jazz and Classical Fusion Composition Competition. Bridges is an exciting venture into the fusion of jazz and classical music and will exhibit works for string quartet and jazz trio written by young artists, awarding winners the David Baker Prize. The competition and its top prize were devised by the directors of RSMI’s Program for Jazz in honor of the late jazz great who had served as the director of the program since its creation. In the past, such composers as Ned Rorem, Ramsey Lewis, Aaron Jay Kernis, Jake Heggie, Stephen Paulus and Augusta Read Thomas have been commissioned to write world-premiere pieces for RSMI. Bridges also continues a genre-blending tradition of the past century, from the music of George Gershwin, Kurt Weill and Darius Milhaud to new pieces Seiji Ozawa brought to Ravinia in the 1960s and, especially, the work of Leonard Bernstein, whose centennial Ravinia will celebrate over the next two seasons. For more information contact Allie Brightwell at ABrightwell@Ravinia. org. NOW OPEN DOWNTOWN HIGHLAND PARK Glenview, Vernon Hills, Bloomingdale & Hinsdale