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The Lake Forest Leader 041218

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12 | April 12, 2018 | The lake forest leader NEWS LakeForestLeader.com 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. 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.” The Glencoe Public Works Department moved the impacted section of the water main further west onto the beach, under more solid sand. The total cost of the project was estimated to be near $56,000. Since the project, the beach rebounded and hasn’t faced any other issues, Collins confirmed with The Anchor. 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 approximately five to seven years. Reporting by Todd Marver, Freelance Reporter. Full story at WinnetkaCurrent. com. Additional markdowns throughout the showroom during the GREEN TAG CLEARANCE Discounts up to 70% off retail on distinctive designer samples for your home. Stop in soon for best selection! Where the best-dressed rooms shop

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