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2 | April 12, 2018 | The winnetka Current calendar winnetkacurrent.com In this week’s current Police Reports 6 Pet of the Week 6 Sound Off 27 Puzzles 30 Faith Briefs 32 Dining Out 36 Home of the Week 37 Athlete of the Week 40 The Winnetka Current ph: 847.272.4565 fx: 847.272.4648 Editor Jacqueline Glosniak, x15 firstname.lastname@example.org sports Editor Michael Wojtychiw, x25 email@example.com Sales director Peter Hansen, x19 firstname.lastname@example.org real estate sales John Zeddies, x12 email@example.com Legal Notices Jeff Schouten, 708.326.9170, x51 firstname.lastname@example.org PUBLISHER Joe Coughlin, x16 email@example.com Managing Editor Eric DeGrechie, x23 firstname.lastname@example.org AssT. Managing Editor Megan Bernard, x24 email@example.com president Andrew Nicks firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL DESIGN DIRECTOR Nancy Burgan, 708.326.9170, x30 email@example.com 22 nd Century Media 60 Revere Drive Suite 888 Northbrook, IL 60062 www.WinnetkaCurrent.com Chemical- free printing on 30% recycled paper circulation inquiries firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.22ndcenturymedia.com THURSDAY Healthful Hacks and Snacks 10-11:30 a.m., April 12, Women’s Exchange office, 630 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. Explore healthy hacks with Stephanie Pearce, an integrative health coach. Hacks might focus on food, happiness, movement or time management. Enjoy healthy snacks as you learn easy life-enhancing tips. The fee is $25. Learn more at womens-exchange.org. Parent Meeting for 2019 Washburne D.C. Trip 7 p.m., April 12, Winnetka Congregational Church, 725 Pine St., Winnetka. Former Carleton Washburne Middle School science teacher, David Flahive, along with adult chaperones, will lead interested eighth-grade students on a program that focuses on history and the U.S. government. At the meeting, further details will be made available and any questions will be answered. FRIDAY D36 Community Engagement Session 9:30-11 a.m., April 13, The Skokie School, 520 Glendale Ave., Winnetka. As the Future Ready D36 Core Team continues to refine Educational Master Facility Plan concepts over the spring, the District seeks community input. This session will include a presentation on the concepts, Q&A and an opportunity to provide feedback. To learn more, visit winnetka36.org. Collectable Resources: Reducing Waste 4-5:30 p.m., April 13, Women’s Exchange office, 630 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. Learn about food waste reduction from Erlene Howard of Collective Resource Inc., a doorto-door food scrap collection service which works to reduce landfills through commercial composting. The fee is $20. Learn more at womens-exchange.org. SATURDAY The Changing Chicago Accent 2-4:30 p.m., April 14, Northfield Public Library, 1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield. Join journalist and author of “How to Speak Midwestern,” Ted McClelland, as he takes patrons through the history and humor of the well-known Chicago accent. Register at winnetkalibrary.org. A Spring Burst of Flamenco 4:30 p.m., April 14, Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 460 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield. The One Tree Many Branches concert series is proud to present Cuadro “El Payo.” Engulf your senses with the dance, music and culture of Spanish flamenco. Admission is free and refreshments will follow. WYO Annual Spring Benefit 4:30-7 p.m., April 14, Avli Estiatorio, 566 Chestnut St., Winnetka. Enjoy fine wine, a Mediterranean three-course dinner, silent auction items, raffle prizes and live music all to benefit the Winnetka Youth Organization. This is an event intended to foster more responsible young leaders in the North Shore. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com. MONDAY All Ages Storytime 10:30-11 a.m., April 16, Northfield Public Library, 1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield. Young children and their parents are invited for singing, dancing, stories and bubbles. Lego Mania Club 6-7 p.m., April 16, Northfield Public Library, 1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield. This club for brick builders is for all who want to create cool stuff. Register at winnetkalibrary.org. TUESDAY Wonderful Spring Recipes 6:30-7:45 p.m., April 17, Northfield Public Library, 1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield. Join Chef Carol MacKey to learn about spring recipes. Participants will enjoy samples and a lively discussion. Register at winnetkalibrary.org. First Grade Reading Party 7-8 p.m., April 17, Northfield Public Library, 1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield. First-graders from Middefork and Avoca West are invited to a party to celebrate learning to read. Register attendees at winnetkalibrary.org. WEDNESDAY Cuddletime 9:45-10:15 a.m., April 18, Winnetka Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Cuddle your little one on your lap while enjoying super simple stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplay. Ages birth-9 months. Register at winnetkalibrary.org. THURSDAY First Grade Reading Party 7-8 p.m., April 19, Winnetka Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Firstgraders from Crow Island and Joseph Sears are invited to a party to celebrate learning to read. Register attendees at winnetkalibrary.org. UPCOMING Winnetka’s Annual Spring Cleanup Scheduled pickups are: Monday, April 23 — North of Tower Road; Tuesday, April 24 — Tower Road to Pine Street; Wednesday, April 25 — Pine Street to Willow Road; Thursday, April 26 — South of Willow Road. Everything that two men can reasonably lift into a truck will be removed from the parkway. The rubbish would ideally be placed on residential parkways the evening before the scheduled pickup, and no later than 7 a.m. the day of pickup. Banned electronics, construction materials, yard waste and liquids, such as paint, will not be picked up. Call the Public Works Department at (847) 716- 3568 with questions. Bike Sale 8:30 a.m., April 28, Winnetka Community House front lawn, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. Buy, sell or have a bike appraised. A Wilmette Bicycle Shop representative will be available to evaluate the condition of bicycles and suggest repairs. A 25 percent service charge, based on sale price, will be donated to the Community House. Kids Garage Sale 10 a.m.-noon, April 28, Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. Here is the chance for your 7- to 12-year-old to sell outgrown clothes and toys for profit. The event is open to the public for shopping. There must be one adult per table. Registration must be received by April 21 and registration is $22 for members and $26 for non-members. ONGOING Weekly Walkers 8-9 a.m., Monday and Thursday mornings, Women’s Exchange office, 630 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. Come walk with the Women’s Exchange on the Green Bay Trail. Email deb@womens-exchange. org to be added tot he email list in case of weather or location changes. Adult Broadway Dance 9:3-10:45 a.m., Tuesdays through May 22, Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. Monica O’Connor teaches a spectacularly fun class that includes strengthening, toning and choreography drawn from American musical history, including favorite shows like “Chicago,” “West Side Story” and “Guys and Dolls.” The program is for adults over 18. To pay and register, visit winnetkacommunityhouse.org. Creative Paws Puppy Obedience Class 7-7:50 p.m., Tuesdays from April 17-May 29, Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. Puppy Class is designed to provide a positive environment for socialization of puppies to a variety of people as well as dogs. This class is appropriate for puppies ages 2–4 months old. Dogs must have received at least two rounds of vaccinations prior to attending. If not, please plan to attend class without your dog until all vaccinations are administered. For information on payment, visit winnetkacommunityhouse.org. To submit an item for the community calendar, contact Editor Jacqueline Glosniak at email@example.com.
winnetkacurrent.com news the winnetka current | April 12, 2018 | 3 Winnetka Village Council Expansion of Winnetka Community House parking lot gets green light Todd Marver Freelance Reporter 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. 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 long-term use of the parcel. The Landmark Preservation Commission reviewed the application for demolition of the Champion House, and in addition, the application for the specialuse permit was reviewed by the Plan Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Design Review Board prior to the council’s approval. Each body recommended approval with the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals recommendations conditioned upon a term being placed on the special use. However, the council opted not to place a term on the special use. “I’d be in favor of eliminating (a term),” trustee Kristin Ziv said. Trustee Andrew Cripe felt there was no reason to have a term imposed and require the Community House to go through the approval process again in the future. “I don’t think it makes sense to have a not-forprofit to go through this process again when all we need to say is just maintain it,” he said. Trustee Scott Myers also didn’t see the need to impose a term for the Community House to go through the approval process again in a few years. “Their intent is not only to maintain their property in a very high quality manner, but also to be thinking strategically about this,” he said. “I don’t think we need to add any more motivation to say that in five years, they have to check back with us. As long as we say they’re going to maintain this property and parking lot in good quality, I’m comfortable without putting a term limit.” Trustee Bob Dearborn felt there was no sense in imposing a term when the Community House will complete its strategic planning process in a few years and decide what to do with the lot permanently. “This is a pretty fancy piece of property to have a 26-spot parking lot longterm,” he said. “We are working within a few years when the strategic plan comes out and you have this new piece of property and they’ll figure out what to do with it permanently. I would just put in that it should be maintained properly and I would not impose a term limit on this.” Although all the trustees approved the special use without a term, trustee Penny Lanphier had reservations at first to approve without a term. “It struck me that when they went through the process with the Zoning Board and Plan Commission was that it was for a temporary use,” she said. “I don’t know what their thoughts were whether they were thinking this would be a permanent approval or temporary.” Myers responded that he felt comfortable with the board making its own decision to not impose a term despite the advisory body recommendations to do so. “My sense in reading the minutes is they evaluated it pretty thoroughly,” he said. “I’m not sure that whether it’s permanent or temporary, if that would’ve changed the deliberation. But as the council, we can take their input or not no matter what. We have the ability to evaluate.” Open Sunday,1:00-3:00 pm Recently Listed in HubbardWoods! 1233 Forest Glen North•Winnetka This house has it all! Awonderful Master Suite added in July2017. Fabulous FamilyRoom with avaulted ceiling +fireplace and opening to the spacious newer Kitchen with white cabinetry,bar,abig center island and large eating area ... all of these rooms offer lovely viewsofthe exceptionallypretty and surprisinglyspacious backyard.Tasteful décor,newer windows,updated baths, mud room, attached 2-car garage and aterrific floor plan add to its appeal.Dry basement with recroom, storage and laundry. Intrulymove-in condition! $1,150,000 Louise Eichelberger 847.612.3347 firstname.lastname@example.org 847.421.4300 email@example.com