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2 | April 12, 2018 | The glencoe anchor calendar In this week’s anchor Police Reports.......................6 Pet of the Week........................6 Editorial......................................25 Puzzles28 Faith ............................................30 Dining Out33 Home of the Week34 Athlete of the Week37 The Glencoe Anchor Editor Megan Bernard, x24 sports Editor Michael Wojtychiw, x25 Sales director Peter Hansen, x19 real estate sales John Zeddies, x12 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 Glencoe Anchor (USPS #18720) is published weekly by 22nd Century Media, LLC, 60 Revere Dr. Ste. 888, Northbrook, IL 60062. Periodical paid postage at Northbrook, IL and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: send address changes to The Glencoe Anchor 60 Revere Dr Ste. 888 Northbrook, IL 60062 Published by ph: 847.272.4565 fx: 847.272.4648 THURSDAY Seed Planting Noon-3 p.m. April 12, Takiff Center, 999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe. Join the park district at the Glencoe Park District Greenhouse to start their seeds. Learn how to plant all sorts of healthy organic veggies and herbs. No gardening experience needed. Meet at the greenhouse. FRIDAY Paint and Sip 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 13, Takiff Center, 999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe. Grab a friend for an evening of painting and wine. The instructor will guide you through the process of creating your own masterpiece. No experience or supplies necessary; new and seasoned artists are welcome! BYOB. Register early, as registration will close when event capacity is reached. Kids Night Out 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 13, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. Drop off your kids at the ITW Kitchen, where they will prepare a meal together, decorate a pot to start their own kitchen garden, and explore the Grunsfeld Children’s Growing Garden at night. Munchy Movie 4-5:30 p.m. April 13, Glencoe Library, 320 Park Ave. The library will screen “Ferdinand.” All ages. Children under 8 must be with an adult. SATURDAY Exploring the VR World Noon-1:30 p.m. April 14, Glencoe Library, 320 Park Ave. Get an introduction to Virtual Reality, through apps and devices you can use at home. Stick around to test out the library’s VR devices. Ages 18+. Trashion Show 7-11 p.m. April 14, Fields Infiniti of Glencoe, 2100 W Frontage Road. Gordon Salon will host its annual Earth Month festivities, including its annual Catwalk for Water. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, raffle, silent auction, and live music. The outfits in the show are created by Gordon Salon stylists and the community using only recycled and up cycled materials. It will benefit the Alliance for the Great Lakes and Global Green Grants. SUNDAY Spring Concert 5-6 p.m. April 15, Glencoe Library, 320 Park Ave. It will feature the Dorel Ensemble. The program for this free, one-hour concert will be announced soon. The library will close at 4 p.m. and reopen at 4:30 p.m. for concert seating. Hosted by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library. Mother Son Date Night 5-7 p.m. April 15, Takiff Center, 999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe. Enjoy dinner, dancing and a live science show. Recommended for ages 2-8 with an adult. Advanced registration required by April 12; registration will close when event capacity is reached. Day of registration will not be accepted. Visit www. MONDAY Monday at the Movies 1 and 7 p.m. April 16, Glencoe Library, 320 Park Ave. An Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature, “Faces Places” combines the talents of legendary French filmmaker Agnes Varda and contemporary artist JR, who roam France and paste huge images of some of the everyday people they meet on buildings, barns and whatever public space that might make a good canvas. WEDNESDAY Author Visit 7-8 p.m. April 18, Glencoe Library, 320 Park Ave. The author of “Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World,” Jennifer Palmieri, will visit the library. Adult and Pediatric CPR 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 18, Takiff Center, 999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe. Recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants. Upon completion of this course, you will receive an Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED card valid for two years. THURSDAY Village Board 7 p.m. April 19, Village Hall, 675 Village Court, Glencoe. The Village Board meets monthly in the Council Chambers located on the second floor. Vibrant Living: Senior Discussion Group 1-2:30 p.m. April 19, Hammond Room, Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave. Share ideas and gain new perspectives on a variety of topics related to this season of life. Discussions are lively and authentic—filled with humor and inspiration. Facilitated by FSG Staff Counselor Joan Merlo, LCSW, new attendees are welcome. Email or call (847) 835-5111 for more info or to RSVP. UPCOMING Photography Workshop 3:30-5:30 p.m. April 20, Takiff Center, 999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe. Composition, lighting, lenses and angles will be the emphasis during this fun location photography session. Simple hints will take you to a new level. You must have a digital camera and basic knowledge of camera functions. Open to all skill levels. Unearth Science Festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 20-21, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. With three days of science activities, the Unearth Science festival celebrates science and nature in ways that will encourage you to see, touch, hear and explore. Participate in drop-in programs, timed demonstrations, free programs and special events Saturday and Sunday. Poetry for You and Me 2:30-4 p.m. April 21, Glencoe Library, 320 Park Ave. April is poetry month — so let your creative side shine. Drop by to experiment with cinquain, acrostic, haiku and other poetry forms. Design a box or frame to keep your poem preserved forever. Growing Strawberries 9-11 p.m. April 21, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. Learn techniques to grow your own strawberries and discover the differences among Junebearing, ever-bearing and day-neutral varieties. Fee includes 25 plants to start your own strawberry patch. Please dress for the weather. Gardening gloves are recommended. SkyDayProject All day, April 21, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. Join Chicago artist Ben Whitehouse and Northwestern University climate scientist Daniel Horton in co-creating a sky mosaic that represents our shared connection to the earth. Contribute now by tweeting your sky-only photo hashtagged #SkyDayProject #SkyDayChicago. ONGOING Little Diggers Jan. 18-April 14, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. Learn about flowers, discover animals, experience the changing seasons and more. These four-class series for children ages 2 to 4 and caregivers meet mornings, once a month. Each program includes group activities, time for free-play and a planting project. North Shore Chess Club 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Starbucks, 347 Park Ave., Glencoe. The North Shore Chess Club meets with players at all levels of chess skill, beginner, intermediate, advanced. Very friendly, casual atmosphere. No fees. Open to teens and adults. Bring your chess set if you have one. For more information, email guntherrice@gmail. com. Tales for Tots 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Glencoe Library, 320 Park Ave. Read, sing, talk and play to build early literacy skills. Join in for stories, songs and more, followed by time for socialization and play. To submit an item for the community calendar, contact Editor Megan Bernard at news the glencoe anchor | April 12, 2018 | 3 Glencoe District 35 Alltown Bus Service remains the provider for D35 Margaret Tazioli Freelance Reporter Despite a search for a new bus service, District 35 elementary schools will continue using Alltown Bus Service. In the past, Alltown Bus Service hasn’t been perfect, according to District 35 Director of Finance and Operations Jason Edelheit. So with the end of Alltown’s contract, Edelheit sought new bids for bus services. Of the 20 companies solicited, three companies bid. The district, however, has some tough criteria, like buses in the fleet must be an average of four years old and can’t be older than eight years. All buses in D35 must also have safety belts equipped, but not all buses come with safety belts. Septran bid $121 per run for daily services if they can deploy up to 12-yearold buses, Compass Transportation bid $170 per run for daily service but would meet all district requirements. However, neither company came close to the $81 per run bid of Alltown Bus Service for daily services. Board member Marc Gale questioned why the bid Edelheit recommended was so much lower than the other two. Edelheit suggested it is because Alltown already has the infrastructure in place to provide service so their startup cost would be minimal. “If I felt some of those higher prices would give us better service, I would have recommended it,” Edelheit said. “We wound up where we were before, but the process was worthwhile and hopefully it will incite Alltown to continue to improve their service.” The district is continuing to work with Alltown to get a GPS tracking system on the buses — a newer version of GPS equipment on buses was part of the new contract. The district’s issue with Alltown alerting the district when there will be a substitute driver has been resolved. The business office checks in with Alltown every morning and sends out an alert to bus routes that will be having a sub that day. This was the biggest service issue the district was having with the bus service. Since November, the performance of Alltown has improved according to Edelheit. “Almost back to what we were used to,” Edelheit said. “They were able to execute a driver transition with very minimal interruption to regular service. I do feel confident that this is the right move for our district.” Substitute teachers approved for a raise Another move Edelheit recommended was for District 35 to give its substitute teachers a pay raise starting next fall. Ultimately, the Board of Education approved it during the meeting. Substitutes will be paid $125 per day, a $10 per day raise from current rates, starting next fall. “This puts us at the top of the range for substitute pay,” Edelheit said. “It won’t solve all our substitute issues, but it will help the morale of our current substitutes.” Additionally, substitute teachers who accept longterm assignments will receive a higher rate of pay at the outset instead of needing to wait a period of days. Long-term subs will receive a $50 per week bonus at the end of their assignment in order to incentive acceptance and completion of long-term teacher associate substitute assignments. FROM THE VILLAGE Vehicle and animal license renewals The renewal process for 2018 vehicle and animal licenses is now well underway. You can get started on your renewals through the online portal on the Village’s website. The 2018 renewal deadline is May 1. Please note that the Village recently learned that some residents did not receive accurate vehicle license renewals – in some cases, residents who qualify for the senior rate were not billed at the senior rate, and in other cases, not all vehicles owned by the resident displayed in the online payment portal. If you experienced either issue, please click here for simple instructions to correct your renewal application. We apologize for the inconvenience that these errors may cause you, and appreciate your patience and cooperation. Combined yard waste and composting program kicks off The Village’s new, combined curbside yard waste and composting service allows residents to dispose of compostable materials (such as fruit and vegetable peels, egg shells, coffee grounds and paper napkins) with their yard waste in biodegradable paper yard waste bags, or curbside bins. Participate by bringing your yard waste and/or compost to the curb on Wednesdays between April 1-Dec. 15. To pay for the program, residents must either purchase yard waste stickers (for $2.25 each available at Village Hall and the Grand Food Center) or an annual subscription (for a fee of $125). Call Lakeshore Recycling Systems at (773) 685-8811 to subscribe. Spring Clean-Up Day New this year, Spring Clean- Up Day for bulk items (unwanted furniture, appliances, etc.) will take place on the same day for all households on May 2. A second day will be held for all households in October. Street Sweeping Program underway With the start of spring weather, the Village has resumed its annual street sweeping program. Help by parking vehicles in your driveway when possible. Changes to Village Water Rates Effective with the March 2018 billing cycle, residents will see changes to the Village’s water rate structure to help sustain water utility costs. The Village Board approved a volumetric rate of $4.500 per 100 cubic feet (about 750 gallons), as well as a new fixed charge based on water meter size. Learn about how this change impacts your home by visiting the Village’s website. Information regarding water rate changes was included in the Village’s first “Budget in Brief” document, which was mailed at the beginning of March to all households. Copies are also available at Village Hall. From the Village is compiled from Village eNews. Ceramics Sale features residents’ work Submitted Content BlackSheep General Store is hosting a Handmade in Glencoe Ceramics Sale featuring work from the Glencoe Park District Ceramics Studio. From April 2-22, the store is selling unique, handmade ceramic pieces produced in Glencoe at 346 Park Ave., Glencoe. Natalie Steinmetz, the director of the Glencoe Ceramics program, has developed a ceramics program for students and artists from a range of ages and abilities. Her vision of a studio that nourishes exploration and individuality, alongside technical instruction, has resulted in a special, creative community. The students and artists produce functional, sculptural and conceptual pieces. Limited opportunity to acquire ceramic art from a local artist. For more info on the sale, contact Sonya Choe Miller at (847) 778-3613. For more on the Glencoe Park District Ceramics Studio, contact Natalie Steinmetz at (630) 776-7286. The Glencoe Ceramics Sale will run through April 22 at BlackSheep General Store featuring residents’ artwork. Photo submitted