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12 | April 12, 2018 | The glenview lantern news THE GLENCOE ANCHOR Despite erosion at neighboring beaches, Glencoe Beach ready for season It’s full steam ahead for Glencoe Beach this season. As beach season approaches, the Glencoe Park District, which manages the Glencoe Beach, said things are looking good, in terms of water levels and erosion. “The beach is going to open as normal,” said Bobby Collins, Glencoe Park District’s director of recreation and facilities. “We’ve been monitoring it a lot and going down there a lot. There have been no major changes in the last three months.” Opening day is planned for May 26 at Glencoe Beach and it will close for the season over Labor Day Weekend. Recent reports have shown water levels rising at the beach, but Collins said it’s nothing out of the ordinary. Last fall, as a result of rising Lake Michigan water levels, Glencoe Beach faced a large issue after sand movement left a 16- inch water main exposed at Perlman Boating Beach, adjacent to Glencoe Beach. The main, which went out of service temporarily, transported treated water from the Village’s water plant out to the main water network. “The water main was running the length of the sailing beach,” Collins said. “We faced so much erosion that it was exposed but the Village relocated it.” Reporting by Megan Bernard, Contributing Editor. Full story at GlencoeAnchor. com. THE WINNETKA CURRENT Expansion of Winnetka Community House parking lot gets green light In a unanimous decision, the Winnetka Village Council approved a special-use permit to allow for the long-awaited expansion of the existing parking lot at the Winnetka Community House at its Tuesday, April 3 regular meeting. According to the B-1 Multiple Family Residential Zoning District code for the village, parking lots are allowed to be designated as special use. With the approved decision, the existing Champion House building will be demolished so that the parking lot can be expanded from fitting 20 vehicles to 26 vehicles. Additionally, the Community House is proposing the parking lot as a temporary or interim use for the property, and as such, the parking lot is being constructed with a 2-inch layer of asphalt over gravel. It is estimated to have a life span of five to seven years. The Community House is currently engaged in strategic planning for its operations and facilities. At the completion of the strategic planning process, it is expected to provide direction for the future longterm use of the parcel. Each body recommended approval with the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals recommendations conditioned upon a term being placed on the special-use permit. However, the council opted not to place a term on the permit. Reporting by Todd Marver, Freelance Reporter. Full story at WinnetkaCurrent. com. THE LAKE FOREST LEADER Chase Bank receives green light to replace old McDonald’s site After months of at times contentious discussions, the Lake Forest City Council approved the construction of a Chase Bank including drive through service in the Waukegan Road business district during its meeting on Monday, April 2. The construction of the new Chase Bank, which will replace the old McDonald’s site at 884 Waukegan Road, was approved in a 7-1 vote, with Alderman Raymond Buschmann the only “no” vote. This approval comes after months of discussion and consideration by the City Council, Building Review Board, Plan Commission and City Legal Committee. Residents and aldermen alike spoke of their concern over another bank in the Waukegan business district and its impact on the nature of the district as a whole. However, others welcomed the national branch, expecting it to become an engaged member of the business community. “We take our relationship with our businesses in this community very seriously,” said Alderman Prue Beidler. “When someone from a national group like Chase comes in, we want them to understand.” Although many aldermen expressed displeasure with the bank, they noted that legally, Chase fit the requirements of existing on the property and receiving a special-use permit. Reporting by Miriam Finder Annenberg, Freelance Reporter. Full story at THE WILMETTE BEACON New owners of Plaza del Lago address rumors Soon after Retail Properties of America, Inc. bought Wilmette’s Plaza del Lago for a reported $48 million earlier this year, talk about the historic shopping center’s future reached a feverish pitch. Rumors of the new owners knocking down parts of the center and building condominiums have circulated throughout the community. “Nothing at this time is set in stone of what we’re going to do, but as I’ve told the existing tenants, our plan is to improve what’s there,” said Stacy Short, vice president and leasing director of RPAI’s Western Division. “We want to lease the spaces that are vacant and bring in additional businesses that will bring in extra traffic.” RPAI, based in Oak Brook, currently has 112 retail operating properties that total 20.3 million square feet. Opening in 1928, Plaza del Lago is one of the nation’s oldest shopping centers. Since 1971, the Moss family had owned the property when Joseph Moss purchased it. Moss, 90, died in March 2017. “We’re excited to own the asset,” Short said. “We want to make sure that people know we are here and local to the area.” Plaza del Lago, which features Spanish-style architecture, consists of retail and office space. The center is anchored by several national tenants, including Jewel, CVS, Starbucks and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Reporting by Eric De- Grechie, Managing Editor. Full story at THE HIGHLAND PARK LANDMARK Highland Park Toys R Us has six prospective buyers The toy wonderland may be closing, as the company announced all stores will close, but the Highland Park location likely won’t remain vacant for long. USA Today reported that the location has six prospective buyers. Amerco Real Estate, Blue Water Capital, BRFI, Festival Development, HP Retail Division Capital and Pacifica Companies are all in the bidding to buy the space at 1610 Deerfield Road, Highland Park. The company announced in January it would close or consolidate 182 of its underperforming stores, but then announced in March all of its stores would close. “Toys“R”Us, Inc. today announced that it has filed a motion seeking Bankruptcy Court approval to begin the process of conducting an orderly winddown of its U.S. business and liquidation of inventory in all 735 of the Company’s U.S. stores, including stores in Puerto Rico,” a press release from the company read. “Toys“R”Us will provide more details about the plans for the liquidation of its U.S. stores. “I am very disappointed with the result, but we no longer have the financial support to continue the Company’s U.S. operations. We are therefore implementing an orderly process to shutter our U.S. operations and will pursue going concern sales or reorganizations of certain of our international businesses, while our other international businesses consider their options,” Chief Executive Officer Dave Brandon said in the release. Reporting by Xavier Ward, Contributing Editor. Full story at THE NORTHBROOK TOWER Glenbrook North grad making waves in water sports world Even though Danny Amir grew up more than 1,000 miles away from the state of Florida, he always knew he would one day end up in Orlando. Amir, a graduate of Glenbrook North in 2000, spent his teenage years on the chase. But Amir’s chase was never one for money or affection, rather one for unfrozen water — a needed means for pursuing his near-lifelong love of water sports. And Orlando, often deemed the mecca of water sports, was always his end goal. “In my mind, I kind of always wanted to get down to Florida so that I could be on the water all the time,” Amir said. “When I was a teenager, all I wanted to do was be on the water all day.” While living in Northbrook, Amir spent his summers traveling to Twin Lakes, Wis., where he learned to water ski and developed a love for the sport through the Aquanuts water skiing club. Following his time at GBN, Amir got a job at Munson Ski and Marine, where he worked with the some of the best water skiing equipment available. In his early 20s, after two years at Munson, Amir saved enough money and followed his best friend Erik Ruck south to Florida. Reporting by Martin Carlino, Contributing Editor. Full story at NorthbrookTower. com.

JOB INFORMATION SPECIFICATIONS NOTES news the glenview lantern | April 12, 2018 | 13 On their best behavior Glenview resident teaches proper dining etiquette at Community House Alexa Burnell Freelance Reporter Young girls came dressed in their fanciest garb to the Winnetka Community House on Feb. 25, ready to put their manners to the test during local teacher and etiquette expert Sara Berto’s White Gloves, Black Tie etiquette class. Upon arrival, girls learned how to decorate a formal dining table with cloths, flowers, butter and plates. Berto, of Glenview, then directed the girls to a small table, where they were asked to serve themselves appetizers and then mingle with the group. “Stand up straight and be patient while you wait in line to get your food,” she said. “Once you have your appetizer, you may mingle with your guests. Be sure to introduce yourself and remember to say, ‘Yes, please,’ or ‘No, thank you,’ when offered something to eat.” Berto discussed with the girls the difference between formal and informal eating. For example, mingling at party while nibbling on appetizers is considered informal eating, with slightly less-rigid rules. “For informal eating, you don’t need to wait for everyone to be served to eat, but you must still be polite, gracious and always, always, chew with your mouth closed,” she said. Berto also discussed the importance of making guests feel comfortable and welcomed at a party. “If you notice someone standing alone, make it a point to go greet them and introduce yourself,” she said. “Strike up a conversation and put them at ease.” Next, Berto taught the girls the appropriate way to introduce themselves to a person they have just met. “Look them in the eye and shake their hand, but for no longer than five seconds,” she explained. “When you reach out your hand, extend from the wrist, not the elbow.” During a brief break, the girls discussed what they had learned about table and dining etiquette. “You should not put your elbows on the table or talk with your mouth full,” Winnetka’s Mim Fritzsche said. “Never play with your food or use your fingers to eat food, unless it’s something like pizza.” Before sitting down to a scrumptious lunch, girls learned about proper table setting and the importance of sitting upright, not slouching. Berto’s No. 1 rule was about keeping technology away from the table. “You should never have your phone at the table, and for goodness sake, don’t jump up in the middle of Clementine Bransfield, of Winnetka, learns how to greet new people properly and how to be a gracious dinner guest. Etiquette instructor and Glenview resident Sara Berto teaches girls from Winnetka formal dining and social etiquette Feb. 25 at the Winnetka Community House’s White Gloves, Black Tie event. PHOTOS BY ALEXA BURNELL/22ND CENTURY MEDIA a meal to answer a call,” Berto said. “Meal time is a chance to come together and talk with company. Put Invest in a Plan for your Future the phones and all other technology away.” For more information about Berto’s instruction The wealth planning process starts with a conversation — one that goes well beyond your investments. As a Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor, I am committed to understanding your goals, needs and values. I want to help tailor a wealth plan that applies the vast market insights and investment capabilities of our firm to your situation. The power of Morgan Stanley and my experience can help you reach your goals. Let’s have that conversation. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP,® CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and CFP® in the U.S. © 2017 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC. CRC1877198 09/17 CS 9018927 09/17 through her Confidence With Etiquette program, visit Julie M. Shechtman, CFP® Financial Planning Specialist Senior Vice President Financial Advisor 2700 Patriot Blvd., Suite 150 Glenview, IL 60026 847-441-3688 julie.m.shechtman@ julie_mamett_shechtman