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28 | January 25, 2018 | The Northbrook tower puzzles northbrooktower.com north shore puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Highwood, Northbrook, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfield, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur Across 1. Grandeur 5. Classes 10. Where you might get into hot water 14. Dwarf buffalo 15. ‘70s UK band ___ Heep 16. A bit more than two lbs. 17. Cast topper 18. Bionomic 20. Tortilla treat 22. Newspaper page div. 23. Ballot option 24. Compile 29. Lowers in prestige 33. It’s been a “Tree City” since 1983 36. They’re full of baloney 37. Call at sea 38. Turn hide to leather 39. Knock silly 40. Without help 41. Damon of “Good Will Hunting” 42. Electric unit 43. Zeros, in soccer 44. Happen again 45. Make new again 48. Braying animal 49. Crepes for Khrushchev 50. Welcome ring 51. Suffix with patriot or manner 54. Blackout of a sort 59. Fussy 64. Purloined 65. Musical medley 66. Miss Oyl 67. Mystery-novel plot element 68. Like a neatnik 69. Native American tent 70. One of a pair of towel markings Down 1. Days gone by 2. Glom ___ (grab) 3. Extinct ostrich relatives 4. Casting assignment 5. Unwoven fabrics 6. Black-and-white ocean predators 7. Sugarloaf Mountain city, briefly 8. Absorbent application 9. Drive (away) 10. Boot holder 11. Paparazzo’s moneymaker, briefly 12. Tuscaloosa’s site briefly 13. Earth’s star 19. David Bowie genre 21. Yeses 25. Northeasternmost st. 26. Go on the offensive 27. Pigeon’s park perch 28. Watchman in uniform 29. Condense on a surface 30. New York site of Woodstock 31. Former students 32. Ugly comparison 33. Milk choice 34. Charge holders 35. Percolation solution 37. Lodged 40. Anecdotes 41. Rooks, for example 44. Anger 46. Broadcasting 47. Hour on a grandfather clock 48. Order 50. Permission 52. Highlander 53. Hybrid equine 55. Prickly heat symptom 56. Native of Gdansk 57. Like some gummy candy 58. Stretches the budget, with “out” 59. Sink, as a snooker ball 60. Fedotowsky of “The Bachelorette” 61. Lose a member 62. Kind of poodle 63. Mouth piece Let’s see what’s on Tune in all month in January to Northbrook Community Television, cable Channel 17 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Glenview Northbrook Coalition for Youth Raising Resilient Youth - Strategies For Parenting In A Complex World 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. A Look Back - “Mr. Kelly” 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. North Shore Senior Center “Brazil: A Travelers’s Tale” - David George, retired Professor of South American Studies - Lake Forest College 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Illinois Bicentennial - The raising of the Illinois Bicentennial Flag in Northbrook Noon and 8 p.m., 12 a.m. Village of Northbrook Master Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. Parent University – Char Wenc, M. ED. “The Answer is NO” - Explaining to children that sometimes the answer is “NO” 10 p.m. Northbrook - The Fabric of Our History visit us online at NORTHBROOKTOWER.com answers How to play Sudoku Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of 3x3 squares. To solve the puzzle each row, column and box must contain each of the numbers 1 to 9. LEVEL: Medium Crossword by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan

northbrooktower.com life & arts the northbrook tower | January 25, 2018 | 29 Reading buddies help ease fears Hilary Anderson Freelance Reporter Timmy Hagen, 8, of Northbrook, reads to Maximus, a K-9 therapy dog on Jan. 16 during the Library’s K-9 Reading Buddies event. Scott Margolin/22nd Century Media Banjo, Crawford and Maximus — three members of the K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore — give unconditional love and support to young readers during storytime. The three canines and their human handlers eagerly awaited youngsters who once again would read stories to them. They were there as part of the Northbrook Public Library’s monthly K-9 Reading Buddies event on Jan. 16. “This program is part of a north suburban Chicago nonprofit charity that supplements literacy programs using reading teams consisting of registered therapy dogs and qualified handlers to strengthen reading skills while boosting confidence,” said Carole Christensen, who oversaw the event at the Northbrook Library. “It not only encourages children to read but we have seen that the oneon-one with the dogs helps those youngsters who were fearful of them come closer and allay their fears of the animals.” It was difficult to decide who was more eager to begin — the dogs, their handlers, the children or the volunteers with the program. Ashley Thurber, a Glenbrook North High School junior, showed no lack of enthusiasm logging in the names of the canines and pairing them up with the young readers. “I am a relatively new volunteer to the program,” she said, smiling. “I love this and will be doing more.” Youngsters bring books of their choosing from home to read or they can select ones from the library’s stacks. First up was Kristin Baez, who read to Banjo, an English Sheepdog. Her sister, Sarah Baez, was next. Her canine partner was Maximus. It was mutual admiration as the dogs stretched out peacefully on a blanket as the girls read to them. “I liked reading to Banjo,” Kristin Baez said. “I felt so relaxed. Banjo was quiet and turned over on his back to listen to me.” Sarah Baez and Maximus hit it off. “He paid attention when I was reading the story,” she said. “He was calm and stayed by me.” Timmy Hagen showed up for the event with his brother, Will. Timmy Hagen decided to read to Maximus, but Will chose to watch. “Maximus was really nice,” Timmy Hagen said. “I hope Will reads to him next time. Maximus likes hearing me read.” Claire Yi first paired up with Banjo, but decided Crawford, a Shih Tzu, needed a turn. Crawford came sporting a Chicago Blackhawks collar. “We are friends now,” Claire said after reading to Crawford. “I hope he comes back.” Elizabeth and John Felageller brought their son, Christopher, to the K-9 Reading Buddies event. Christopher has autism and needed help reading to Maximus. His parents brought books for Christopher customized to match ones on his Touch Chat iPad program. Christopher sat down next to Maximus along with his parents. John Felageller read a line from a page in the book, “A Time for Bed,” then his mother helped Christopher point to the picture on his Touch Chat that would match the line in the book. “It is cool that Christopher can do this like other kids,” Elizabeth Felageller said. “Maximus is a great dog. He was a great listener for Christopher.” Just like their humans, the K-9 Reading Buddy dogs have their own stories. Banjo was a rescue dog according to his handler, Barbara Isaacson, a retired teacher — and they were meant to be a pair. Please see Library, 33 EMERALD