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16 | January 25, 2018 | The glenview lantern news Find the right camp for your child! • Art Camps • Day Camps • Educational Camps • Overnight Camps • Sports Camps PRESENTED BY 22ND CENTURY MEDIA Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 10am - 2pm 1515 Lake Cook Road, Northbrook, IL MORE INFO AT (847) 272-4565 Sponsored by AND MORE TO COME! FREE FACE PAINTING! FREE BALLOON ANIMALS! (10:30 AM - 1:30 PM) Adventures in Glenview Nanook of the North Glen Denny Hebson Contributing Columnist Glenview resident going to explore the North “I’m Glen,” I announced. “The North Glen?” my wife asked. “What the heck is in the North Glen?” And that’s the point. Once you go north of Kohl’s Children’s Museum, what is there? Canada? So, on a cold, snowy, blustery MLK holiday, I set off to find out. I started my journey at the north end of Lake Glenview. Cold. Frozen. Windswept. And yet, surprisingly, the jogging path was plowed. Perhaps the wild, untamed North was more civilized than I thought. I moved on through a tight cluster of tall homes, down the cruelly named Sundrop Lane. There was not a drop of sun in the sky. I turned left on Mint Lane. I thought about the people who live on Mint. Their breath must be spectacular. There are a lot of odd names in the North Glen. I passed a long, pretty building with a sign that said “CHEST.” I looked across the street, half expecting to see another building called “ANKLE.” And then there is the preschool called Crème de la Crème, potentially the worst name for a school I’ve ever seen. Why not just call it Arrogant Little Snots? I’m sure it’s a fine school, but they definitely aren’t teaching the art of subtlety. The fact that the parking lot exit sign is in French makes it even worse. I made my way along Compass Road, through a frozen tundra of medical offices. I came upon what used to be the headquarters of Family Video, the last video store chain in the known universe. But the name is no more. Now the sign reads Highland Ventures. Later, I learned this is the parent company of not only Family Video, but also Acme Rotary Phones and National Buggy Whips. I passed the headquarters of other companies that I was vaguely familiar with. Anixter, who does something. Mead Johnson, Don’t just list your real estate property... who does something else. I made my way over to the icy asphalt of Shermer Road. Undaunted, I drove up Dauntless Road, past rows of tidy military family homes, reminders of what The Glen used to be. And then I saw it. A gate blocking access to a tiny side street. “REMOTE CON- TROLLED GATE” the sign read. This was it. The cool secret hidden in Glenview that I would expose to the world. I got out of my car and walked past the gate. But instead of Glenview’s version of Area 51, all I found were the nice new homes of the Westgate development. It was a gate designed to stop cut-through traffic, though I didn’t see any traffic at all. My last stop was the Kent Fuller Prairie. I got a tick on my leg here last summer, but figured I was pretty safe on this cold, snowy, late afternoon. I looked over the swaying dormant grasses as the sun set and the wind picked up. I wondered if there were coyotes. I decided it was time to go home. Have suggestions for a future Adventures of Glenview entry? Shoot Denny an email at Sell It! With a Classified Ad See the Classified Section for more info, or call 708.326.9170 sound off the glenview lantern | January 25, 2018 | 17 Social snapshot Top Web Stories From, as of Jan. 22. 1. Inaugural GBS art show blends student talents 2. Police Reports: Two forced entries hit two Glenview homes 3. NSCDS students debut fast-paced, ‘in your face’ comedy 4. Titans boys basketball can’t finish against Wildkits 5. $17M bond referendum would impact The Grove Become a member: From The Editor Glenview firefighters in the house CHRIS PULLAM A few weeks ago, we published our Year In Review issue, an annual opportunity for the leaders of Glenview’s many, many, many organizations to speak directly to their beneficiaries. While most of the submissions focus on the ways each organization supports the village, my favorite part of the issue revolves around the fundraising events often announced in each piece. Let’s face it — January, and even most of February, is boring. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: warm weather reigns supreme when it comes to community events. And the biggest and best community events tends to support our most important community organizations. The good news? Many of these organizations are too excited for their first fundraiser to wait for warm weather, giving us a sneak peak of what to expect the rest of the year. Case in point: This weekend, on Saturday, Jan. 27, Youth Services will throw its annual Firefighter Chili Cook-Off and Trivia Night from 5-9 p.m. at Chicago Harley- Davidson, 2929 Patriot Boulevard in Glenview. The title says it all, folks. If you enjoy chili and trivia, this event is for you. Personally, if you don’t mind a little editorializing in my weekly editorial, it’s one of my favorite events of the year. But it’s about more than good food and good vibes. It’s about supporting a great organization that supports the most at-risk individuals in our community. And it’s about preventing the Wilmette, Northfield and Northbrook fire departments from leaving town with a win on our turf. Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 posted this photo to encourage preregistration for incoming kindergarten students. Like The Glenview Lantern: Catherine Tan is a self-taught artist who loves connecting with art enthusiasts. Follow her on Instagram at cattan_art and visit her website,, to check out her work. Join members of the Jesuit and Loyola Academy communities for Staying Grounded: The Ignatian Way—a discussion on the challenges of being a young Catholic in today’s secular world. @LoyolaAcademy tweeted about an event taking place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Follow The Glenview Lantern: @glenviewlantern go figure An intriguing number from this week’s edition 40 More than 40 people volunteered to rid Blue Star Memorial Woods of invasive species on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Page 14 The Glenview Lantern Sound Off Policy Editorials and columns are the opinions of the author. Pieces from 22nd Century Media are the thoughts of the company as a whole. The Glenview Lantern encourages readers to write letters to Sound Off. All letters must be signed, and names and hometowns will be published. We also ask that writers include their address and phone number for verification, not publication. 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