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4 | April 12, 2018 | The

4 | April 12, 2018 | The winnetka Current news Winnetka group leads cleanup of invasive forest plants Nathan Worcester Freelance Reporter Unseasonably cold temperatures on Saturday, April 7, did not stop members of the Winnetka Youth Organization (WYO) and other North Shore organizations from removing invasive plants along the River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook during its Forest Preserve Restoration Workday. More than two dozen people showed up for the trail cleanup, which was this week’s social service opportunity for WYO participants. Christina Gikas, executive director of the WYO, explained the weekly opportunities are intended to Dylan Gururajan (left), 13, and Jack Sokol, 14, from Boy Scout Troop 912 in Evanston, help with workday cleanup. empower adolescents by showing them their own capacity to make their local community a better place. Gikas said this particular experience was so important to the youth involved in the WYO. “Forests have a lot of value to our lives — trees allow us to breathe and live,” she said. “We are responsible as humans to Jerry Attere, a naturalist with River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook, talks to volunteers at the Winnetka Youth Organization’s Forest Preserve Restoration Workday on Saturday, April 7. PHOTOS BY RHONDA HOLCOMB/22ND CENTURY MEDIA help restore and maintain their natural state. Volunteering for a couple of hours a week, or a few hours a month, could really make a difference.” The WYO program participants focused on the removal of common buckthorn, a tenacious, berry-laden shrub that is not native to the Midwest. Buckthorn chokes Please see wyo, 6 NEW LISTING 595 ELM STREET -WINNETKA OPEN HOUSE |SUNDAY, 1-3 PM |$1,750,00 |4BEDS |4.1 BATHS Elegant red brick Georgian in afabulous east Winnetka location. Enter the large, gracious foyer that runs through the first floor. Onone side is the beautiful living room complete with high ceilings, lovely arched windows and awood burning fireplace. The kitchen has been completely updated with abig, marble topped island in the center for cooking and gathering. Stainless steel appliances, double oven and Sub Zero refrigerator. Large eating area in the kitchen. The family room adjoins with another wood burning fireplace and elegant arched windows. Upstairs you will find the master bedroom with ensuite fully updated bath. Walker’s paradise! Town, school, parks and beach. Debbie Richwine 847.702.4633 Ginny Grinstead 847.502.1035 Winnetka the winnetka current | April 12, 2018 | 5 Call now for the best CD Rates onthe North Shore! 5Year CD 3.00% APY* 4Year CD 2.75% APY* 2Year CD 2.45% APY* 14 Month CD 2.25% APY* Promotional rates available for limited time only! George Dakis Vice President, NMLS# 1637496 direct: (312) 219-9720 Celestina Kwiecien Personal Banker direct: (847) 234-8484 Now Hiring Loan Originators! Bernie Miller Fmr. U.S. Army Captain Executive Vice President, NMLS# 210808 direct: (312) 738-6262 /thefederalsavingsbank /thefedsavbank 664N.Western Avenue, Lake Forest,IL60045 Copyright 2018 ©The Federal Savings Bank | All rights reserved | | Co. NMLS# 411500 Terms and conditions may vary. Subject tounderwriting approval. *Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is accurate asof04/11/2018 and is subject tochange. $10,000 minimum deposit to open and earn the stated CDAPY, assumes interest remains on deposit until maturity. Offer valid for funds not currently on deposit with The Federal Savings Bank. Apenalty may beimposed for early withdrawal, which would reduce earnings. For additional terms and conditions, call (312) 667-1980 or send an email tocontact Based onasearch of amongst banks with physical locations for 60Month, 48Month, 24Month, 14Month CDs inthe Chicago, ILarea on04/11/2018.