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2 | January 25, 2018 | The winnetka Current calendar In this week’s current Police Reports 8 Pet of the Week 8 Sound Off 14 Puzzles 18 Home of the Week 23 Athlete of the Week 26 The Winnetka Current ph: 847.272.4565 fx: 847.272.4648 Editor Jacqueline Glosniak, x15 sports Editor Michael Wojtychiw, x25 Sales director John Zeddies, x12 real estate sales Elizabeth Fritz, x19 Classified sales, Recruitment Advertising Jess Nemec, 708.326.9170, x46 Legal Notices Jeff Schouten, 708.326.9170, x51 PUBLISHER Joe Coughlin, x16 Managing Editor Eric DeGrechie, x23 AssT. Managing Editor Megan Bernard, x24 president Andrew Nicks EDITORIAL DESIGN DIRECTOR Nancy Burgan, 708.326.9170, x30 22 nd Century Media 60 Revere Drive Suite 888 Northbrook, IL 60062 Chemical- free printing on 30% recycled paper circulation inquiries The Winnetka Current (USPS 10675) is published weekly by 22nd Century Media, LLC 60 Revere Dr. Ste. 888, Northbrook IL 60062. Periodical postage paid at Northbrook and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Winnetka Current 60 Revere Dr., Ste. 888, Northbrook IL 60062. Published by THURSDAY Deadline for Future Ready D36 Survey Jan. 25. The Winnetka Public Schools is in the midst of Future Ready D36, its first Educational Master Facility Plan in over 20 years. Community members are asked to take a brief survey on The survey is open through the end of the day. Data collected will be used as the Core Team and DLR Group (the District’s educational architectural firm) formulates initial Future Ready D36 concepts for community review in March. Organizing Your Financial Life 7-8:30 p.m., Jan. 25, Winnetka Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Ed Gjertsen II, of the Financial Planning Association, will provide strategies and guidelines for estate planning, beneficiary designations, document retention and the 7-Day Cash Challenge. Register at FRIDAY Bright Beginnings 10:30-11 a.m., Jan. 26, Northfield Public Library, 1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield. Babies 0-18 months and parents/ caregivers are invited for simple stories, rhymes and movement. Register at SATURDAY Junior Tennis Play Date (Ages 9 and 10) 4-6 p.m., Jan. 27, A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center, 530 Hubbard Road, Winnetka. Junior players can enjoy tennis in a fun, social, non-elimination environment. Point play is the main feature, with emphasis placed on participation, effort and sportsmanship. Players participate at their designated level with juniors of similar skill, playing games and points in various situations. Register at SUNDAY New Year, New WYO 1-3 p.m., Jan. 28, Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. Join the WYO for their community open house where they will present their newly renovated drop-in center for teens. The WYO offers a safe space for teens to hang out after school, participate in social service projects, gain leadership skills and play music. Light drinks and treats will be provided. Navigating the Midlife Transition 2-3:30 p.m., Jan. 28, The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. Join staff for a presentation exploring the many books available at The Book Stall to help adults thrive in midlife. In this 90-minute presentation, led by certified life coach Helene T. Stelian, delves into the challenges and opportunities of midlife. There is a $5 charge for attending this program, fully redeemable for merchandise in the store. Reserve your space by calling (847) 446-8880. How to Shop and Prep Like a Nutritionist 2-3:30 p.m., Jan. 28, Northfield Public Library, 1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield. Kick off your new year’s resolutions with nutritionist and former “MasterChef” TV show contestant Caitlin Meade. Learn to shop and prep your meals just like a nutritionist. Registration is required at MONDAY Make and Create Crafts 11 a.m.-noon, Jan. 29, Northfield Public Library, 1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield. Young children are invited to stop by the library and get crafty. Supplies will be available for youths to make their own fun projects. Great Decisions Discussion Series 12:30-2:30 p.m., Jan. 29, Northfield Public Library, 1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield. Great Decisions, sponsored by the League of Women Voters Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth and the library, will take place for eight consecutive weeks. Attend one session or all. Eight provocative topics will provide the basis for this interesting and stimulating global issues discussion series. In this session, the waning of Pax Americana will be discussed. For more information and to register, visit WEDNESDAY Go Green Winnetka film screening 7-9 p.m., Jan. 31, Winnetka Congregational Church, 725 Pine St., Winnetka. Join Go Green Winnetka for a screening of “From The Ashes,” a documentary that underscores the coal industry, one of the most dominant and controversial industries in the history of the United States. The film explores the reality of coal’s role in climate change while offering insight into solutions that could help revive the struggling economies of dying mining towns and still safeguard the environment. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what is at stake for our economy, health, and climate. For information, visit fromtheashesfilm. com. THURSDAY Fancy Nancy Party with Author Jane O’Connor 4:35-5:30 p.m., Feb. 1, The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. Put on your fanciest duds — feather boas, sparkly tiaras, tuxedos and fancy accessories — and join author Jane O’Connor as she celebrates the final picture book in the series, “Fancy Nancy: Oodles of Kittens.” Staff will have some giveaways and be giving a huge “thank you” to O’Connor for years of “Fancy Nancy” titles. A purchase of a “Fancy Nancy” book from The Book Stall is required in order to enter the signing line at this free event. For more information, visit UPCOMING North Shore Exploring Grief Group 7-8:30 p.m., Every other Monday from Jan. 8-March 19, Winnetka Congregational Church, 725 Pine St., Winnetka. Samaritan Counseling Center is pleased to announce a new six-week session providing a confidential, supportive and educational environment to cope with grief. Meetings will be led by Rev. Dr. Joellen Hosler, LCPC, who has extensive experience with grief and loss through her work with clients and as a Pastor. The program is free and open to the public. For information, contact Hosler at (847) 446-6955, ext. 19 or ‘#TheBigAudition’ show 6 p.m., Feb. 1, 7 p.m., Feb 2 and 10:30 a.m., Feb. 3, Winnetka Community House, 620 Linocln Ave., Winnetka. Winnetka Children’s Hour presents their winter show, “#The- BigAudition.” Imagine a North Shore High School theater stage where students are preparing for a big audition. Add to the mix social media, technophiles, mischief-makers, musical numbers new and old, and a touch of theater history — and you are sure to enjoy the drama. “#TheBigAudition” is an original script written by Winnetka Children’s Hour board members Ania Cramer and Kirsten Rider, adapted from “Cast Call” by Jennifer Tippet and the late Karen Shorr from the 1999-2000 season. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased at the door or by contacting Jill Shannon at jill.shannon@sbcglobal. net. ONGOING Open Youth Baseball Registration Now-the end of February. The Kenilworth- Winnetka Baseball Association (KWBA) spring house league registration is now open for all area children in grades 1-8. Register now and learn more at To submit an item for the community calendar, contact Editor Jacqueline Glosniak at news the winnetka current | January 25, 2018 | 3 Winnetka Village Council Orthodontist office on Gage Street approved by trustees Nathan Worcester Freelance Reporter In a unanimous effort, Winnetka trustees approved a special use permit for an orthodontics office at 1075 Gage St., which is within a C-2 commercial overlay district, at their Tuesday, Jan. 16 meeting. Dr. Alex Figueroa, of Figueroa Orthodontics LLC, argued his business would “[Create] a sense of community and gives people a reason to come to the Hubbard Woods downtown... They can come to the orthodontist and also do some of their shopping.” Trustee Scott Myers quipped back, saying “I always like hanging out at the orthodontist’s office.” But, on a more serious note, Myers described the approval as a test case. “What kind of exceptions are we going to allow in the downtown area, and how do those exceptions impact traffic?” he said. “Does it add to the energy of the downtown [or] does it detract from the energy of downtown?” Figueroa faced questions from Trustee Penny Lanphier, who expressed concerns the proposed design would leave a partial dead space. In the proposed layout, the portion of the office visible through the western display window would be filled with orthodontists’ chairs. For privacy reasons, that area would have to be partially obscured from the street by a solar shade or some other barrier. Figueroa explained the firm and its builder were still determining the office’s final layout, but that if the western side of the office were devoted to patient care, patients might have the option of keeping windows “open to a point” if they were comfortable with it. Lanphier said she “appreciated [Figueroa’s] spirit of cooperation” in designing the office. She also stated the office’s location near shopping destinations would give bored parents something to do while their kids are being treated. After the meeting, Figueroa concurred his business was an important test case for non-retail development in the Hubbard Woods area and expanded on his commitment to the area. “I think the Village of Winnetka is contemplating what they want to do with the Hubbard Woods C-2 overlay district and what other [non-retail] businesses they want to open it up to so that they don’t have to go through this process [every time],” he said. Figueroa, who grew up in Glencoe, emphasized he hoped his business, which has a 10-year lease with two five-year options, would be a source of stability and vibrancy in the area. “I hope that our future business will come from people I grew up with and had relationships with as well,” Figueroa said. Exception to a standard village bid Trustees unanimously approved a resolution to waive the Village’s normal bidding process for the purchase of primary utility cable for 2018 and agree to a contract with the Okonite Company, a present supplier for Winnetka. Okonite and Resco (Prysmium Group) both submitted bids, but their bids were both considered non-responsive from a legal standpoint because neither vendor accepted certain terms in the Village of Winnetka’s contract. The language in that contract was recently overhauled by the village’s attorney, Holland & Knight LLP. Although Resco’s bid NEW LISTING! 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