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Rose Barnette (left) and Haper Sheehan, both of

Wilmette, show off their painted faces during the

Independence Day Bash Tuesday, July 3, at Gillson

Park in Wilmette. Alexa Burnell/22nd Century Media

Wilmette Park District employee Natalie Pierce (center) dresses as Aunt Sam with the runners at the finish line

of the Let Freedom Run Wednesday, July 4, at Gilson Park in Wilmette. Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media

Fireworks light up the sky at Gillson Park.

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America’s Gangster


7 p.m. July 12, Wilmette

Public Library, 1242 Wilmette

Ave. Perhaps no city

in America is more closely

associated with organized

crime than Chicago. That

connection is mostly due

to the meteoric rise, violent

reign, and spectacular

fall of Al Capone. With the

help of a new virtual reality

app that explores the city’s

most notorious unsolved

crime, the St. Valentine’s

Day Massacre, John Russick,

vice president of the

Chicago History Museum,

will attempt to contextualize

the Prohibition era in

Chicago and help explain

why Capone had such a

significant impact on the

city’s identity. Attendees

will be invited to experience

the virtual reality app

during and after the demo

or to go to the Chicago

History Museum’s Chicago

website, www.chicago00.org

to download the

free app before the event.


Maker After Dark -

Outdoor Lantern (Adults)

6:30-7:30 p.m. July 13,

Wilmette Library, 1242

Wilmette Ave. You’ll be

able to make the most of

your summer nights after

you make a lantern for

your backyard or porch.

For adults.


Organize Your Genealogy

10 a.m. July 14, Wilmette

Library, 1242 Wilmette

Ave. Years of research

can generate many

documents. To keep track

of all your valuable information,

a workable organization

plan is a must. This

lecture will discuss organization

methods for paper

and digital files. Presented

by Certified Genealogist

Teresa McMillin.


Local Tour of Sustainable


9 a.m.-1 p.m., July 15,

Wilmette. Those looking

to attract birds and butterflies

or divert rainwater:

to eat the fruits of their

own labors or discover

Wilmette’s newest prairie

preserve, will find plenty

of inspiration and information

at Go Green Wilmette’s

free self-guided

tour. Bike-friendly map

and details at: http://www.



Cindy Meyers, Animal


7-9 p.m. July 16, The

Well North Shore, 1222

Washington Court, Wilmette.

Animal listener

Cindy Myers, author of

“5 Steps to Animal Communication,”

talks about

her ability to speak with

animals. Hosted by Jen

Weigel, Cindy will answer

questions about your furry

friend and also help teach

the room optimal ways to

communicate with their

pets. Cost is $30 and advance

registration is required

at www.thewellnorthshore.com/calendar.


Madame X Marks the Spot

2-3:30 p.m. July 17,

Wilmette Library, 1242

Wilmette Ave. Join art

historian Jeff Mishur for a

presentation on American

artist John Singer Sargent

highlighting his career as

a portraitist, muralist and

plein air painter.


Woman’s Club Picnic

11:30 a.m. July 18, 1630

Sheridan Road, Wilmette.

Social at the picnic on the

lake starts at 11:30 a.m.

with lunch served at noon.

The cost is $6. RSVP at esrowellwcw@gmail.com


Big-Time Block Party

July 20-21, Village Center,

Wilmette. The twoday

summer bash, dubbed

Wilmette Summerfest, includes

live entertainment,

the classic sidewalk sale,

art, food, a beer garden,

children’s activities and

plenty more. For more

information or to get involved,

contact the chamber

at (847) 251-3800 or

email info@wilmettechamber.org.

Chicago storyteller for kids

3:30-4:15 p.m. July 26,

Wilmette Library, 1242

Wilmette Ave. Chicago

storyteller Gwen Hilary

and musician Enoch Williamson

will be combining

their talents to share lively

folktales about the trickster

Anansi the spider. Their

stories will be followed by

a craft activity where kids

can visualize the stories

they have heard. This program,

for kids ages 3 and

up, is jointly sponsored

by the Wilmette Historical

Museum and Library. For

more about this event, visit


or call (847) 853-7666.

Recycling Event

9 a.m.-noon July 28,

Public Works Yard, 711

Laramie Ave., Wilmette.

The Village of Wilmette

will host a Document Destruction

and Electronics

Recycling Event. Residents

from Wilmette and

other SWANCC communities

are eligible to

participate. Materials

will not be accepted from

non-SWANCC residents,

businesses, schools, or institutions,

and IDs will be

checked for verification of

residency. For more, visit


Centennial Prairie tour

10 a.m.-noon July 28,

Centennial Park, 2300 Old

Glenview Road. Join the

Little Garden Club of Wilmette’s

annual tour of Wilmette’s

beautiful 2-acre

Centennial Prairie. Tour

leaders Charlotte Adelman,

prairie founder, and

Daniel Suarez, Audubon

Great Lakes Stewardship

Program, will identify native

prairie plants and trees

and find native butterflies,

bees, and birds. Hear the

history of prairies and discover

their value as critical

habitat for native birds

and at-risk pollinators and

how they help to manage

stormwater. Learn how to

add prairie and other native

plants to your home

garden. Free. No reservations.

Free parking.

Taste of Mallinckrodt

11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 28,

Mallinckrodt Park Gazebo,

1960 Elmwood Ave.,

Wilmette. Enjoy the food

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Summer Reading Finishing

Party: Ice Cream

6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 2,

Wilmette Library, 1242

Wilmette Ave. This all-ages

event celebrates the end

of summer reading with

free balloon animals and

ice cream from Homer’s.



July 12-29 Wallace

Bowl, Gillson Park, Wilmette.

Popular show is a

free Center for the Arts


Scavenger Hunt

Through Aug. 5,

throughout Wilmette. A

free scavenger hunt for

kids aged 13 and younger,

and accompanied by an

adult, is being offered by

the Historical Museum

and Wilmette Chamber.

Step out with your family

this summer to learn a bit

of local history and enjoy

a fun scavenger hunt

around Wilmette looking

for images of present-day

Potawatomi dancers. Families

can pick up a scavenger

hunt game board and

directions during regular

business hours at the Wilmette

Historical Museum

or the Youth Services Department

in the Wilmette

Public Library. The board

and directions can also be

downloaded from the Museum

website at www.wilmettehistory.org.

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Wilmette woman arrested for felony

burglary at two different residences

Staff Report

Ashley A.

Luksik, 33, of

Wilmette, was

charged with

three felony

counts of residential



following alleged incidents

on Friday, June 29, and Sunday,

July 1, in Wilmette.

Wilmette Police responded

to a residential burglary in

which the victim reported that

the offenders had just left his

home at approximately 10:52

a.m. June 29 in the 800 block

of Leyden Lane. The victim

was sleeping in his bedroom

and was awakened by the

female offender, later identified

as Luksik, allegedly rummaging

through his personal

belongings on his bedroom

floor. The offender is a former

acquaintance of the victim

but did not have permission

to be in the home. Luksik left

the resident when asked to by

the victim.

Wilmette Police responded

to a residential burglary in

which the victim reported that

the offender, later identified as

Luksik, had just fled his home

at 11:41 a.m. July 1 in the

900 block of Romona Road.

The victim related that at approximately

11:10 a.m., he returned

home from a weekend

trip and discovered that one

of his basement windows had

been broken out and another

door leading to the basement

had been forced open. As he

was inspecting further, he

observed Luksik allegedly

walking near several items

stacked up in the basement

window well that had previously

been in his basement.

The victim and other witnesses

observed Lusik fleeing

the area in a maroon Sedan

with a second male offender,

later identified as Jason K.

Krzak, 40, of Morton Grove.

Winnetka Police located the

suspect vehicle at Hill and

Hibbard in Winnetka a short

time later and took Luksik

into custody. Krzak allegedly

fled from the vehicle but

was taken into custody moments

later by Wilmette and

Winnetka police officers. He

would later be charged with

one misdemeanor charge of

resisting arrest.

Luksik subsequently admitted

to entering the residence

in the 900 block of Romona

Road earlier the same day.

Thieves steal car, crash

into tree following

Wilmette police chase

Staff Report

Wilmette Police,

assisted by an officer

from the Kenilworth

Police Department, arrested

four individuals

following a car chase Brooks

at approximately 2:50

p.m. Monday, July 2,

in Wilmette.

The Kenilworth

officer was attempting

to stop a stolen

vehicle, registered in

Monee, in the area of

Cumnor and Green Donaldson

Bay Road. Wilmette

Police pursued the vehicle to the 200

block of Hibbard Road, where the

driver of the offending vehicle, Darion

Blackman, 22, of

Chicago, lost control

and struck a tree. The

five occupants of the

vehicle fled the area

on foot. Four were

later located and taken

into custody a short

time later.

Blackman was

charged with aggravated

possession of a

stolen motor vehicle.

Keair Donaldson, 19,

of Chicago, Darius

Brooks, 19, of Chicago,

and Traevon Hall,



20, of Chicago, were each charged

with criminal trespass to a motor

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While the 3rd of July

is just an ordinary day in

most villages, the same is

not true in Wilmette.

For the past 41 years,

thousands of people have

gathered at Gillson Park

for the annual Independence

Day Bash, enjoying

music and entertainment

along with games, pony

rides and picnics, all complimented

by a nighttime

grand fireworks display,

over Lake Michigan.

Hosted by the Wilmette

Park District, in concert

with the Village of Wilmette,

the 2018 celebration

was once again made

possible thanks to 200

park district staff and volunteers,

including Superintendent

of Parks & Planning

Jerry Ulrich, who

prepared the grounds for

the abundance of visitors.

“Jerry and his team

make sure the grounds are

in immaculate condition

prior to the event,” said

Sara Hilby, sports supervisor.

“There is a lot to do to

get ready for an event of

this magnitude, but they

have the job down pat.”

For Ulrich, the effort is

worth it, particularly when

the first firework is ignited,

sparking cheers and

excitement from the large


“I love the whole event,

but nothing beats the firework

display; I love it

when that first firework

goes off and the show begins,”

Ulrich said.

Prior to the fireworks,

there is plenty for families

to do. Wilmette’s Casey

Brown was particularly

The Jesse White Tumblers perform at the Independence

Day Bash Tuesday, July 3, at Gillson Park in Wilmette.

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impressed with the music

this year, especially Justin

Roberts & the Not Ready

for Naptime Band — one

of her all-time favorites.

“Justin Roberts has been

part of our family’s music

repertoire for years. It reminds

me of when my kids

were all really little and

we were in the trenches

of managing babies and

toddlers,” Brown said. “I

think I still know almost

all the words to every song

and I’m so excited that the

is here tonight.”

For Wilmette’s Amanda

Hoffmeister, the sense of

community and the joy on

her children’s faces is what

makes the event memorable

and special for her


“There is something for

everyone here. All four of

my kids can find the one

thing they love most. I just

love how the entire community

is united in sharing

such a special occasion together,”

Hoffmeister said.

After a day and night of

festivities and fireworks,

many families didn’t get

home until well after 10:30

p.m., but that didn’t stop

many fitness enthusiasts

from rising at the break of

dawn, heading back to the

park for the annual Fun

Run, where nearly 300

runners, kiddies included,

raced their hearts out.

“I love that the festivities

don’t end on the night

of July 3rd,” said Carol

Heafey, recreation supervisor.

“So many people

from all over, register for

the run. My absolute favorite

part is the pee wee

run that allows children

to participate in a mad

dash. I just love seeing

their smiles and hear their

laughter as they try to outrace

one another.”

Hilby, co-organizer of

the race, explained how it

is a Park District goal to

make the race a bit sillier

and fun each year.

“We always like to think

of something that will put a

smile on the crowd’s face

and this year we had one of

our staff dressed like Uncle

Sam; it’s always great to

make people laugh and start

their day off with some fun,

along with the run,” Hilby

said. “In my opinion, the

Fun Run is the perfect ending

for the 3rd and a great

way to start the 4th.”

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Police Reports

Ex-employee turns himself in for Wilmette Bike Shop theft

John P. Williams, 18, of

Waukegan, was arrested

and charged with theft at

8:45 a.m. June 30 in Wilmette.

He turned himself

in for the alleged theft of

tools from the Wilmette

Bike Shop, 605 Green Bay

Road. He led officers to

the Winnetka train station

where a toolbox of tools

was recovered. He was

processed on one misdemeanor

count of theft and

released on his own recognizance.


July 2

• A resident in the 700

block of 9th Street reported

that an unknown

offender(s) stole his unsecured

bicycle between

8:25-10 p.m. June 27 from

the yard.

• A resident of the 2600

block of Kenilworth Avenue

told police that an

unknown offender(s) entered

her unlocked vehicle

between 7:30-9:30 p.m.

July 1. Nothing appeared


July 1

• A resident of the 700

block of Lavergne Avenue

reported that during the

overnight hours of June 30,

an unknown offender(s)

entered two of the victims

unlocked vehicles and

stole approximately $3 in


• A resident of the 600

block of Lavergne Avenue

told police that during

the overnight hours

of June 30, an unknown

offender(s) entered the

victims unlocked vehicle

and stole cash, a credit

card, a check, and her

driver’s license, from her


• A resident of the 700

block of LaCrosse Avenue,

reported that at

4:20 a.m. June 30 his unlocked

white 2012 Hyundai

Equus (IL registration

SCN1) was stolen from

his driveway. The keys

had been left in the car.

Also stolen were the keys

to his wife’s vehicle, a

garage door opener, and

keys to his business.


July 2

• A resident reported that

fraudulent charges were

discovered on their accounts

from Nordstrom’s

and Macy’s around or near

June 22. Three additional

lines of credit at Jared’s,

Victoria’s Secret,


Wilmette Beacon Police

Reports are compiled from

official reports found on file at

the Wilmette and Kenilworth

police headquarters. They are

ordered by the date the incident

was reported. Individuals

named in these reports are

considered innocent of all

charges until proven guilty in

a court of law.

Chamber announces plans for annual Wilmette Summerfest

Set for July 19-21

Submitted by Wilmette/

Kenilworth Chamber of


The Wilmette/Kenilworth

Chamber of Commerce

is again hosting the

community’s favorite

summer event — Summerfest

and Sidewalk Sale

on Friday, July 20 -Saturday,

July 21 in downtown

Wilmette. The Festival and

Sidewalk Sale is organized

in partnership with the Village

of Wilmette and the

Wilmette Park District.

This popular event combines

great shopping along

with live music, food, and

children’s entertainment.

Plaza del Lago will kick

off its Sidewalk Sale on

Thursday, July 19 and will

host a special outdoor concert

featuring Pirates Over

40 starting at 6. Thursday

will also feature early-bird

sales at your favorite local

merchants in downtown

Wilmette. Beat the crowds

and get the first pick of

premium merchandise.

“Summerfest West” will

make its debut on Friday

and Saturday from 10 a.m.

to 5 p.m. in Westlake Plaza

and at Chalet. The merchants

be providing giveaways,

activities, special

sales, and treats for kids.

There are also participating

merchants on Green

Bay Road and Ridge Road.

Make a point of stopping


The Summerfest Beer

Tent is making a comeback

in downtown Wilmette on

Saturday evening from

5-9 p.m. (sponsored by @

properties). Second Hand

Soul Band will be back by

popular demand and will

perform Motown, soul and

rock & roll hits starting at

7 p.m. on the lawn at Village

Hall. The concert is

co-sponsored by the Village

of Wilmette. Local

kids’ bands will perform

between 4-6 p.m., and

Chris Karabas and Band

will perform at an “after

party” at the Rock House

at 9 p.m. Grab a picnic

dinner and “BYO” wine

or beer on the lawn, have a

cold one in the Beer Tent,

or eat in an outdoor café to

enjoy the festivities.

Kids’ entertainment will

begin in downtown on

Saturday at 11 a.m. with a

performance by The Frog

Lady and her amphibious

friends. Istvan and His

Imaginary Band will take

the stage on Saturday at 2

p.m. There will be complimentary

face-painting and

balloon animals on Saturday

afternoon, and carnival

games all day. Additionally,

there will be dance

performances, martial

arts demonstrations and a

rockin’ DJ playing all day.

Children’s entertainment

is sponsored by The Goddard

School, Mathnasium,

North Shore Community

Bank and Goldfish Swim


The Chamber is getting

a lot of help “greening up”

the festival on Saturday

from Go Green Wilmette,

the Village of Wilmette

and the Wilmette Park

District. The Chamber is

also seeking artisans and

crafters to participate in

the event. Several thousand

attendees are expected

over the course of the

fest. To participate, contact

Executive Director Julie

Yusim at info@wilmettekenilworth.com

or call

(847) 251-3800 or visit the

events page at www.wilmettekenilworth.com


registration information.

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While the night before

the Fourth of July is known

for fireworks in Wilmette,

the morning of the holiday

brings out the runners.

The annual Let Freedom

Run, held Wednesday, July

4, at Wilmette’s Gillson

Park, featured an adult fun

run, adult walk for fun,

youth runs (ages 6-7, 8-9,

10-11, 12-13) and the Tot

Run for 5 and under.

The top male finishers

in the 4-mile run were:

1) William Hague, 24,

21:28.7; 2) Jake Greenberg,

23, 22:41.3; 3) Craig

Corti, 21, 22:58.6; 4) Dan

Schofer, 40, 23:16.7; 5)

Jarod Meyer, 20, 23:36.2.

The top female finishers

in the 4-mile run

were: 1) Mimi Smith, 21,

24:21.6; 2) Marie Schofer,

36, 25:12.4; 3) Marron

Brookes, 38, 26:16.2;

4) Nancy Werner, 43,

27:22.1; 5) Elisa Hernandez,

12, 27:52.0.

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Freelance Reporter

They possess the magic

to make teddy bears, rag

dolls, dinosaurs and unicorns

clean again.

Kurt and Rita Raggi, the

third-generation owners of

Wilmette Tailors & Cleaners,

819 Ridge Road, are

truly full-service.

“My step-grandfather,

Larry Schaefer, started

this business in 1931,”

Kurt Raggi said. “He built

this store in the 1940s.”

Brown paper garment

bags that covered clothes

back then attested to the

store’s origin with the

printing, “Larry’s Wilmette

Tailors and Cleaners.”

One of the original

garment bags is framed

and hangs in the front of

the store.

“Larry Shaefer’s name

is no longer on the sign,”

Rita Raggi said. “He is 95

years old now and moved

out of the area. The only

difference between then

and now is the phone number.

The original four-digit

phone number “2433”

remains the same but acquired

an Alpine or “251”

Wilmette prefix probably

in the 1940s.”

The dedication of the

owners remains even

though the last names are


“Larry Schaefer had a

son, Pete,” Kurt Raggi

said. “He had six children

with his first wife but none

of them wanted to work

in this [cleaners] store.

My mother married Pete

Schaefer in 1976 so when

he decided to retire, we

purchased it.”

The Raggis work together.

They are there every


“If you have a question

or concern, one of us owners

is always here,” Rita

Raggi said. “But we have

good help. It is like a family


Louis Anta, the store’s

presser who the Raggis

say can fix anything mechanical,

has been part

of Wilmette Tailors and

Cleaners for 16 years.

Olga Maldanado, their

tailor and seamstress extraordinaire,


marked her 11th year with

the store.

She graduated from an

Ecuador school that taught

sewing and tailoring.

“Olga can sew or repair

just about kind of garment

customers bring in,”

Rita Raggi said. “She can

even alter wedding gowns

and bridesmaid and prom


All of the garment

cleaning is done on site.

The Raggis still offer storage

of seasonal items in

their vault.

“We really do have a

vault like the banks,” Kurt

Raggi said. “Larry Schaefer

had it made when this

building was constructed

in the 1940s.”

“Several years ago when

Wilmette experienced

a severe rain storm [a

derecho] when trees were

blown down and pieces of

roofs came off,” we went

into the vault to protect

ourselves,” Rita Raggi

said. “A woman walking

along the sidewalk asked

if she could come in for

protection from the storm.

The two of us went down

into the vault.”

One thing that has

changed is the computerization

that transformed

the dry cleaning business.

It changed the way

business is done. There

now are environmentallysound,

computerized machines

that both clean and

dry garments.

“One machine now has

separate programs for different

fabrics,” Kurt Raggi


Simple computerized

tags are now put on garments

with a customer’s

information. They replaced

the white slips of

paper on which customers’

names were hand-written.

“There also is more

wet cleaning of garments

than before,” Rita Raggi

said. “Dry cleaning is not

always the best for many

of today’s fabrics. We use


solvents for dry cleaning

or soaps with different Ph

balances in them to wet

clean garments. Some are

ones that can be recycled

in the machine and reused


The couple says some

of the hardest stains to remove

from garments are

mustard, coffee and red


“If you get a stain especially

on a fine fabric, do

not try to put water on it

and clean it yourself,” Rita

Raggi said. “Bring it to us

as soon as you can. Water

stains can become permanent

on finer fabrics.”

They also suggest having

seasonal clothing

cleaned before putting it

away because some minor

stains can become worse

over time.

The Raggis are experts

at sanitizing beloved

stuffed animals in their

ozone closet. They use a

similar process for cleaning

hockey equipment, pet

beds, luggage.

“Even the McKenzie

School Mascot received

an ozone cleaning.” Kurt

Raggi said. “The ozone

process removes the odor

and cleans away about 99

percent of the bacteria.

Steven Tetzlaf works at

the drive-up window to

service customers more


Not all of the odor can be

eliminated especially with

sports equipment.”

The Raggis have been

know to “do surgery” on

beloved stuffed animals

whose arms or legs needed

some tender loving repair


The couple takes pride

in checking all pockets

of all garments that are

brought in for cleaning.

“You have no idea of

what we find in pockets

besides money, jewelry

and tissues,” Kurt Raggi

said. “We used to find

hand-written love letters

but no more. When I think

I have seen everything,

something new shows up.”

All of the items are carefully

placed in special envelopes

for customers to

pick up with their cleaned


A fond memory the

Raggis have is the time

a bride-to-be was at the

church across the street

taking photos when an

important button on her

bridal gown popped off.

“The bridemaid ran

here and asked us if we

could sew it on,” Rita

Raggi said. “We did and

Kurt and Rita Raggi, owners of Wilmette Tailors &

Cleaners,are shown working at the 819 Ridge Road

store in Wilmette. Photos by Hilary Anderson/22nd

Century Media

Olga Maldanado, the store’s tailor, has been with

Wilmette Tailors & Cleaners for 16 years.

all was well.”

The Raggis routinely

participate in community

outreach programs. One is

cleaning American Flags

for free.

They also participate in

the Suits for Success program.

“People donate men’s

suits they no longer want,”

Kurt Raggi said. “We

clean and prepare them to

be given to men leaving

prison so they can have a

respectable wardrobe and

go on job interviews after

their release.”

“We have cleaned everything

imaginable from

Santa’s suits to prayer

shawls to a child’s dress

with balloons sewn onto

the hem,” Rita Raggi said.

“We take pride in taking

something that is considered

“ruined” and make it

look like new,” Kurt Raggi

said. “This is our job

and we love it.”

American flags can be

brought in and cleaned

for free at any time. Donations

of men’s suits

also are accepted at any

time. More information is

available on its Facebook


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Sprouted Child Care opens new building in Wilmette

Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

A tour through the new

Sprouted Child Care and

Early Education, by One

Hope United, makes it

seem as though children

themselves designed the

place, one where they want

to play and learn.

Families, friends and

youngsters gathered for the

ribbon-cutting and grand

opening of their new building

June 27 at 3201 Old

Glenview Road, Wilmette.

“The state-of-the-art center

is for children to learn

and grow from infancy

to pre-kindergarten,” said

Kristin Pettice, director of

the center.

There was something for

everyone to see and do.

Visitors of all sizes explored

the features of a

Wilmette fire truck and

police car on-site for the

grand opening. Many tested

the sirens.

Children took advantage

of the flowers they could

plant. Each youngster took

one to grow at home and

left one to grow at Sprouted.

The nonprofit Sprouted

Child Care and Early Education

by One Hope United

is not new to Wilmette. It

has been in the community

for more than 30 years.

“It previously was

known as the Wilmette

Child Development Center

and before that, Lutheran

General Daycare,”

Pettice said.

The previous Wilmette

location was not originally

designed as an early leaning

center for babies and


“It has been redesigned

from the ground up with

little learners in mind. Its

modern, nature-themed

décor and unique design

elements make every day

a discovery waiting to happen,”

said Christine Czech,

deputy director.

The facility accepts babies

from six weeks to 5

years when the child is

ready for kindergarten.

“We are the only fulltime

daycare facility

around for infants and toddlers,”

said Karina Slaughter,

director of programs.

“Due to many of our

clients being educators,

we know they have high

standards for early childhood

care and education,”

Sprouted teacher Sharmon

Mack said. “Half of our

current infant class has parents

who are teachers.”

Each classroom has both

adult and child-sized doorways

and individual bathrooms

and sinks.

“There are math, science,

sensory and literacy centers

in each,” Pettice said.

“There is a writing table

where youngsters can journal,

write or draw and learn

to work with each other.

You have to start early in

their lives focusing on the

social and emotional development

of the child.”

Anthony Ruth (left), senior vice president of marketing

and communications of One Hope United, takes part

in a ribbon-cutting at the new Sprouted Child Care and

Early Education building Wednesday, June 27, along

with Beatrix Colin, 3, of Wilmette, Lillian Colin, 5, of

Wilmette, Lillian Rogers, 4, of Winnetka, Max Keller,

5, of Winnetka, Kristin Pettice, director at Sprouted,

and Julie Yusim, executive director of the Wilmette/

Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce in Wilmette.

Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media

Wilmette teens set to help Lurie Children’s Hospital with sale

Project Sell garage

sale scheduled for

July 14 in Wilmette

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

Wilmette teens Matt

Roth and Grant Condry are

the founders Project Sell

— a charity that donates

garage sale proceeds to

Lurie Children’s Hospital

— teaching friends, family,

neighbors and strangers

about the many ways

selling old goods can help

a child battling illness.

On Saturday, July 14,

for the second straight

year, the boys will host

their own sale, donating

100 percent of their earnings,

while encouraging

others to follow suit before

the end of the summer garage

sale season.

“There are so many benefits

of turning your garage

sale into one that benefits

those in need. First, and

most obvious are the recipients

– these kids and

families have been through

so much and donations

can help families in many

ways,” Roth said. “In addition,

those hosting the sale

can use the opportunity to

teach their children about

the importance of giving

back. Just think how valuable

it is to teach a child

that the money earned

from selling old toys and

clothes can help another

child who is hospitalized

and faced with a serious


Roth himself is no

stranger to giving back.

In fact, he and his family

have been donating earnings

from their own garage

sales throughout his

childhood. Then, last summer,

as a rising New Trier

senior, Roth decided to

grow the idea, partnering

with Condry, his life-long

friend, and the two were

more successful than they

could have ever imagined.

The boys garnered publicity,

even having an article

placed in The Beacon,

kicking their initiative

into gear. Soon after, they

began receiving inquiries

from one resident after another,

asking how to help.

From there, Roth and Condry

were contacted by a

local radio station, ending

up on the Steve Cochran

Show, promoting their

cause. By summer’s end

they had raised a recordbreaking

$3,000. The boys

were thrilled, but the real

reward came when the duo

attended the annual Lurie

Children’s Hospital Family

Picnic, which part of

their garage sale earnings

helped to fund.

“The picnic last year

was for sure an eye opener,”

Condry saidd. “Having

that hands —on experience,

facilitating the

picnic and meeting the

kids and families, was incredibly

rewarding. After

we finished playing yard

games and eating barbecue

food, I distinctly remember

gathering all the kids

to take some swings at

the piñatas we made. The

excitement and the smiles

from the children made

all our hard work beyond


And so, fully motivated

from a wildly successful

first year, the boys are offering

tips and a helping

hand, so that others can

experience the same joy of

giving back.

“Anyone can come to

our own sale on July 14,

knowing their purchase

will go to a good cause,”

Roth said. “And, most importantly

anyone considering

hosting their own sale

this summer can register

through our website to donate

all or a portion of their

proceeds to Project Sell —

even a 5 percent contribution

can help so many.”

Anyone interested in

shopping at the July 14

sale can contact Roth directly

at mroth1199@

yahoo.com to learn about

location and time. And,

anyone who wants to register

their own summer garage

sale with Project Sell

can do so by visiting www.


If there are questions

along the way Roth and

Condry are happy to answer

any questions and

help potential sales get off

the ground, making a difference

in the life of a hospitalized


“I can’t tell you how

good it feels to be part of

this mission,” Roth said.

“We have seen firsthand

how these funds positively

impact the lives of these

Wilmette teens Matt Roth

and Grant Condry are

the founders of Project

Sell. Alexa Burnell/22nd

Century Media

families; we hope to inspire

others to become part

of our cause and make a

difference for those who

need it most.” Roth said.

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Loyola Academy bids farewell to pool at demolition event

New aquatics

center set to open

in 2019

Submitted by Loyola


When Loyola Academy’s

new John D. Norcross

Aquatic Center

opens in Fall 2019, it will

enhance the aquatic experience

of every Rambler —

from the nonswimmer in

need of basic water safety

and swimming instruction

to the varsity swim team

member — as well as future

Ramblers and other

young people participating

in Loyola Academy summer

youth camp activities.

The Wilmette school

held a Crush the Pool predemolition

party to bid

farewell to the school’s

current 1950s era Wednesday,

June 27, in Wilmette.

Billed as the “last aquatic

adventure in our old natatorium,”

the event celebrated

the pool’s illustrious past.

The event was attended by

pool benefactors, coaches,

former swimmers, divers

and water polo players.

The new aquatic center

will house an eight-lane,

Stretch 25, “fast pool”

with wide lanes, flush-tothe-deck

gutters and two

one-meter springboards,

as well as a movable bulkhead,

which will allow simultaneous

swimming and

diving practices and faster

transitions between swimming

and diving events

during competitive meets.

The moveable bulkhead

will also enable Loyola to

host water polo games and

championship swim meets

in faster all-deep water and

allow swimmers to warm

up and cool down in the

diving area before and after

their events. Wide deck

areas around the pool will

make competitive events

more efficient and comfortable

for aquatic athletes

and officials, as well

as Ramblers and community

members participating

in instructional and recreational


The new pool will be

housed in a light-filled,

A bulldozer breaks through the first window of the old

pool building at Loyola Academy’s Crush the Pool

pre-demolition party Wednesday, June 27, in Wilmette.

Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media

two-story natatorium with

separate team and physical

education locker areas,

a coaches’ office, a wet

classroom adjacent to the

pool area and advanced

mechanical systems designed

to ensure optimal

indoor air quality. A 294-

seat spectator gallery with

retractable bleachers will

enable Loyola swimming

and diving coaches and

physical education teachers

to repurpose the gallery

level as a dry classroom

between swimming and

diving meets.

Next to the John D.

Norcross (Class of 1954)

Aquatic Center, Loyola is

building a “piazza” that

will serve as a hub for

Rambler life and set the

stage for a renaissance in

arts programming, which

will culminate in the construction

of a new theater

for the performing arts

slated to be built in 2022

during Loyola’s second

phase of construction.

Inspired by the St. Ignatius

Piazza in front of

the Church of St. Ignatius

in Rome — a place

where ideas, the arts and

the Church’s faith traditions

have all flourished

in community since 1728

— Loyola’s piazza will be

a welcoming place where

students and members of

the larger Loyola community

can come together

to converse, collaborate,

create and celebrate their


Conceived as a flexible,

light-filled space that will

connect the new aquatic

center to our West Gym,

athletic lobby, interior

courtyard and academic

wings, the piazza will be

equipped with furnishings

that can be rearranged to

accommodate a variety of


“When our new piazza

is completed in Fall

2019, it will be a welcoming

place that will serve

not only as a place where

people will cross paths on

their way to other parts of

the school, but as a destination

where students can

meet to participate in afterschool

study sessions, collaborate

with their fellow

Ramblers on class projects,

or simply enjoy an

impromptu conversation

with friends,” Executive

Vice President Dennis R.

Stonequist said. “Although

this new space will not be

lavish in terms of finishes

or furnishings, it will be

a rich experience. The piazza

will serve the entire

Loyola community—with

students, families, alumni

and friends gathering there

before and after school

events or to celebrate the

arts and cultural happenings

such as musical and

theatrical performances,

art exhibits, poetry readings,

open-mic sessions

and more.”

As the new aquatic center

and piazza make their

transition from vision to

reality, Loyola is also rerouting

its drop-off and

pickup lanes to improve

traffic flow.

Rotary Club of Wilmette recognizes scholarship winners

Submitted by The Rotary

Club of Wilmette

The Rotary Club of

Wilmette awarded 2018

scholarships to six outstanding

students from

New Trier, Loyola Academy

and Regina Dominican

high schools.

For 37 years, the Rotary

Club of Wilmette has honored

local students with

academic scholarships.

Nominations come from

their college counselors

who praise students for

leadership, responsibility,

work ethic, creativity and

making the world a better

place to live.

Four scholarships were

presented by club youth

chair Jackie Granat to

New Trier High School

students Rachael Barich,

attending Occidental College,

Natalia Semaniuk,

attending DePaul University,

Jose Chavez, attending

the University of Illinois/Urbana


(recipient of Jack Lehman

Scholarship) and Roselyn

Andromeda Co, attending

the University of Illinois-

Urbana Champaign.

The Loyola Academy

winner is Daniel Hadley

attending the University

of Alabama. The Regina

Dominican winner is

Adrienne Donahue attending

Marquette University

The Rotary Club of

Wilmette was founded in

1924 and conducts international,

community, vocational,

youth and club

service projects. Members

meet noon Wednesdays at

the Wilmette Golf Club.

For information, check


or Facebook: Rotary Club

of Wilmette.

Jackie Granat (left), club youth chair of the Rotary Club of Wilmette, presents

scholarship awards to New Trier High School students Rachael Barich, attending

Occidental College, Natalia Semaniuk, attending DePaul University, Jose Chavez,

attending the University of Illinois/Urbana Champaign (recipient of Jack Lehman

Scholarship) and Roselyn Andromeda Co, attending the University of Illinois/Urbana

Champaign. Photo submitted

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D113 hires retired New Trier superintendent for interim spot

Jason Addy

Freelance Reporter

After yet

more upheaval

in the


High School

District 113


office, Yonke

its board of

education hired two retired

school administrators

Friday, June 29, to steady

the ship for the upcoming

school year.

Former New Trier

Township High Superintendent

Linda Yonke and

retired North Chicago

schools chief Ben Martindale

will share the responsibilities

of the district’s

top office after the board

unanimously voted to approve

one-year employment

contracts for both


Yonke and Martindale

will fill the vacancy left

by former superintendent

Christopher Dignam’s

sudden departure at the

end of May.

“We’re looking forward

to the leadership that this

team is going to bring

us — because we need

it,” school board member

Alena Laube said after the


“We’ll be here first thing

Monday morning,” Yonke

assured the board.

The veteran administrators

will serve for the

2018-19 school year while

the board conducts a national

search for the district’s

next full-time leader.

Martindale and Yonke

will work closely together

instead of using a divideand-conquer

tactic, with

the goal of putting the district

on a much stronger

footing by the end of the

2018-19 school year.

Both superintendents

will start on the job Monday,

July 2, though they

will begin to work alternating

schedules after

establishing a workflow,

they said.

Providing steady leadership

in the superintendent’s

office will allow the

board to focus its efforts

on hiring the right person

to take the district forward

starting July 2019, Martindale


By sharing the Township

High school superintendent’s

position, Yonke

and Martindale will be

able to lead the district on

an interim basis without

jeopardizing their pension

benefits. Retired Illinois

educators must work

no more than 100 days to

maintain their pensions.

This position will

pay $1,300 for each day

worked, therefore both

salaries will not exceed


Yonke retired in the

summer of 2017 after 11

years as superintendent of

New Trier Township High

School District 203.

Among her many plaudits,

she was named 2017

Educator of the Year by

the Winnetka-Northfield

Chamber of Commerce

shortly before her retirement.

Martindale most recently

served as chief

education officer of North

Chicago Community Unit

School District 187, one of

several positions he held in

his dozen years as a stateappointed


turning around struggling


He previously retired

from school administration

in 2007 after eight

years as superintendent of

Gurnee School District 56.

The District 113 board

unanimously voted Friday

to appoint former longtime

member Ken Fishbain

to fill its recent board

vacancy, as the dust from

Dignam’s departure begins

to settle. He will replace

David Small, who

resigned from the board on

May 29. Fishbain served

on the District 113 board

from 2003-2011, including

a two-year stint as president.

Fishbain abstained from

voting on the interim contracts

because he played

no part in the hiring process,

but he said he was

confident the board made

“terrific selections” with

Yonke and Martindale.

The co-superintendents

will start on July 2, meaning

there will be no lapse

in leadership at the district.

Dignam’s last day in

charge will be June 29, as

stipulated in the $300,000

separation agreement the

board approved May 29.

The separation agreement

was the board’s response

to repeated calls

from parents to fire Dignam

over claims the second-year

Township High

schools chief created a

toxic work environment,

covered up misconduct,

bullied staff members and

offended and demeaned

women working in the district.

School News

Coastal Carolina University

Student makes dean’s list

Jennifer Thompson, of

Kenilworth, qualified for

the spring 2018 semester

dean’s list. Eligibility is

based on a grade point average

of 3.5 or higher during

the semester.

DePauw University

Student makes dean’s list

Robert Pettas, of Kenilworth,

made the dean’s

list for the spring 2018

semester. The dean’s list

recognizes students who

have achieved a semester

grade point average of 3.5

or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Elon University

Student makes president’s

list, dean’s list

Meredith Touhy, of

Wilmette, was named to

the president’s list for

the fall semester and the

dean’s list for the spring

semester. Both honors require

a grade point average

of 3.5.

Knox College

Wilmette resident


Matthew McCaffrey,

from Wilmette, graduated

on June 3 with a Bachelor

of Arts in economics and a

minor in psychology. Mc-

Caffrey, an alumnus of

New Trier, graduated with

magna cum laude honors.

Wesleyan University

Local students graduate

Tierney Behles and

Brian Gerner, both of

Wilmette, graduated from

Wesleyan University on

May 27. Behles graduated

with a Bachelor of Arts

in molecular biology and

biochemistry and Gerner

graduated with a Bachelor

of Arts in economics and


Ithaca College

Wilmette student named

to dean’s list

Danielle Newmark, of

Wilmette, made the dean’s

list for Spring 2018.

Clemson University

Wilmette student makes

president’s list

Nancy S. Hillman, of

Wilmette, was named to

the president’s list for the

Spring 2018 semester.

To be named to the president’s

list, a student must

maintain a 4.0 grade point


Muhlenberg College

Wilmette student makes

dean’s list

Max Wengroff, of Wilmette,

made the dean’s list

for the Spring 2018 semester.

Eligibility requires that

students have a term GPA

of at least 3.5.

University of Alabama

Wilmette student named

to dean’s list

Kilmer Bennewitz,

of Wilmette, was named

to the dean’s list for the

Spring 2018 semester. Students

must have a GPA of

3.5 or above to earn a place

on the dean’s list.

Union College

Wilmette student


Joshua Dunn, of Wilmette,

graduated June 17

with a bachelor of arts degree

in geology.

Knox College

Wilmette student elected

to Phi Beta Kappa

Matthew McCaffrey,

of Wilmette, was recently

inducted into Phi Beta

Kappa. McCaffrey is a

New Trier High School

alumnus and is majoring

in Economics.

Butler University

Wilmette student makes

dean’s list

Alaina Buhler, of Wilmette,

made the dean’s list

for the Spring 2018 semester.

Students must have

a term GPA in the top 20

percent of all students in

the college of enrollment

to qualify.

Trinity College

Wilmette student receives

scholar-athlete award

Men’s cross-country and

indoor track athlete Lucas

Duros, of Wilmette,

received the Bob Harron

award for junior scholarathlete

of the year.

Carleton College

Kenilworth student elected

to honor society

Antonia Piergies, of

Kenilworth, was elected

to the Mortar Board honor


This national honor society

recognizes students

who have combined distinguished

scholarship, leadership,

and service to their

colleagues and the College


Carleton College

Wilmette student elected

to honorary scholastic


Benjamin Clark, of

Wilmette, was elected to

the Phi Beta Kappa honorary

scholastic fraternity.

The Phi Beta Kappa national

honorary scholastic

fraternity was founded in


School News is compiled

by Editorial Interns Erica

Gelman and Maddy Tung.

Send submissions to eric@


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A Word From The (Former) President

Charles Gates Dawes: From gas to greatness

John Jacoby

Contributing Columnist

The subject of last

week’s column

was the advent

of gaslights in Wilmette

and Kenilworth during

the 1890s. These devices

bridged the kerosene lantern

era and the incandescent

light bulb era. The

company that provided

the gas for our towns’

gaslights was Northwestern

Gas Light & Coke

Co., an Evanston-based

utility established in

1867 and acquired by a

new investor group in

1894. The leader of the

group was Charles Gates

Dawes (“Charley”), for

whom NGL became a

springboard to wealth and


Charley wasn’t exactly

a self-made man. He was

born in Marietta, Ohio

in 1865. His parents

were well-educated and

cultured. They descended

from old-line, wellconnected,

and well-todo

American families.

Young Charley, the oldest

of the six Dawes children,

was an avid reader and

writer. He graduated from

Marietta Academy in

1880, Marietta College in

1884, and Cincinnati Law

School in 1886.

Where to go and what

to do after law school?

Marietta wasn’t exactly

a booming economic

center at the time. Prospects

seemed better

in the West, particularly

in Nebraska where

a cousin had recently

served as Governor. In

1887, Charley arrived in

Lincoln. He joined the

Nebraska bar, met the key

business leaders, began

his law practice, and

married Caro Blymyer,

an Ohio woman with

an equally impressive

family background. But

Charley’s law practice

sputtered. His attention

shifted to business

ventures. With financial

backing from relatives

and friends, he invested

in Lincoln properties, but

the depression of 1892

soured these investments.

In 1894, with a wife and

two young children to

support, he decided to cut

his losses and move on

from Lincoln.

Where to go and what

to do next? Based on his

knowledge of the gas

company in Lincoln,

Charley believed that the

gas business was a “natural

monopoly” with significant

upside potential as

other uses for gas emerged

like cooking and heating.

He considered Chicago

(which had just hosted the

Columbian Exhibition) a

vibrant economic location.

He determined that

NGL (a company with the

potential for geographic

expansion) was for sale.

In collaboration with other

investors, including his

brothers, he bought NGL.

He was then 29 years old.

He moved his family to

his first Evanston home

(1632 Sheridan Road).

One year later, after

concluding a franchise

agreement with Wilmette’s

Village Board, he

correctly predicted, “If we

hold the territory (and we

will), in less than ten years

this property will be one

of the finest gas properties

in the country.”

The gas business was

a financial springboard

for Charley into a multifaceted

career in business

and government service.

He achieved remarkable

success thanks to his

dogged determination,

good business instincts,

organizational skills, and

connections. Among his

positions and accomplishments

were these: financial

manager of William

McKinley’s successful

Presidential election campaign

(1896): Comptroller

of the Currency (1898

to 1901); founder of the

Central Trust Company of

Illinois (1902); Brigadier

General, American Expeditionary

Forces, responsible

for purchasing all

supplies in Europe for the

AEF (1917 to 1919); first

Director, Bureau of the

Budget (1921 to 1922);

Chair, Committee of Experts

that devised the plan

for German reparations

following World War I

(1923 to 1924); co-winner,

Nobel Peace Prize for his

reparations work (1925);

U.S. Vice President under

Calvin Coolidge (1925 to

1929); Ambassador to the

United Kingdom (1929

to 1931); and Chair of the

Depression-era Reconstruction

Finance Corp.


When Dawes died

in April 1951, the Chicago

Tribune published

a eulogy summarizing

his brilliant career: “His

Charles Dawes’ second

Evanston home was at

225 Greenwood St. Today,

it’s home to the Evanston

History Center and is

open to the public. Photo


talents were as varied as

they were great. He was in

turn lawyer, businessman,

banker, soldier, statesman,

and diplomat. . . .

He might also have been

called a politician, except

that the rambunctious

Dawes personality was

better calculated to serve

the public than to win him

the allegiance of politicians.”

Letters to the Editor

Special needs individuals

should be permitted the

space for recreation

When people ask me

how many siblings I have, I

answer, “two brothers,” but

include that one has Down

Syndrome, where I comically

add: “Sometimes it

feels like I have more than

two brothers.” There’s no

sugarcoating that a special

needs family member

makes for a challenging

dynamic, and no one understands

that better than

Our Place, a nonprofit organization

in Wilmette. Our

Place was founded in 2008

by community members

who wanted to “address

the unmet needs of teens

and young adults with developmental

disabilities in

the northern Chicago suburbs.”

The program works

out of Community Church

of Wilmette on Forest Ave

and provides outings to

bowling alleys, restaurants,

the Wilmette Park District,

and other places.

Unfortunately, Our Place

is currently in a tight situation

where the organization

could be removed

from Community Church

because it lacks a Special

Use Permit from the Village

of Wilmette. A few

residents adjacent to Our

Place’s headquarters are

asking the Village to deny

them the permit because of

the busyness. Why? The

church shares an alleyway

with these residents, which

includes a space designated

for parking. Parents, guardians,

and PACE buses use

this public alley to drop

off and pick up Our Place

participants. Denying Our

Place a permit would force

the organization to remove

itself from Community

Church and cease operations

while a new headquarters

is found.

This is a sad situation fueled

by ludicrous behavior.

The few who oppose Our

Place’s use of the alley see

no other solution than for

the organization to leave

completely. However, Our

Place’s location in the

town’s center is crucial

to its mission: to engage

with community members,

access amenities, and increase


Our Place has had a

monumental impact on my

brother, and I’m sure all

the other participants can

say the same. It would be a

shame if a trivial alleyway

encouraged exclusion and

intolerance. Diversity is

not just Hollywood’s game

to play; this is happening in

our own backyard. For the

record, a strong number of

the neighbors are supportive

of Our Place.

Our Place is inviting

its supporters to a Zoning

Board meeting on July 18

for the review of the Special

Use Permit request. I

will be there to stand for

my brother and his friends.

I hope you will too!

Dan Jolls

Wilmette resident

Vote to opt out village

leaders in Wilmette

In the early morning of

June 27, members of the

Wilmette Board of Trustees

voted to opt in to the

Cook County minimum

wage ordinance. This raises

Wilmette businesses’

wages 33 percent and then

to 58 percent by 2020.

This is the first time in the

history of Wilmette that

our local government has

dictated to our local businesses,

under penalty of

law, how much businesses

should pay its employees.

The justifications the

members of the WBOT

Please see Letters, 29

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Number of years the

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From the Editor


on all pet

owners for

some help

Eric DeGrechie


Typically, my email

inbox is flooded

with photos and descriptions

of pets for our

weekly Pet of the Week

feature. I sometimes have

backup candidates for

months and months ahead.

Sadly, that is not the

current situation as I’ve

just about run out. If

you’ve ever thought about

sending one in, now is the

perfect time.

As the proud pet owner

of two wonderful cats,

Kerouac and Dora, I

understand how important

pets are to our lives. My

son, who I’ve been known

to talk about incessantly

in this space, worships our

two cats. Both have been

featured as a Pet of the

Week in past editions of

The Beacon.

Though most of our

submissions come from

dog and cat owners, if

you have a different type

of pet, they’re eligible as

well. Just send a photo

and brief description of

your pet to eric@wilmettebeacon.com.


From Page 28

gave, who voted for this

were both stunning and


Trustee Pearce said, “In

my views, setting a minimum

wage is a state issue.”

Yet his vote made it

a local issue.

Trustee Dodd stated, “I

am concerned that this is a

significant increase. I want

to make sure that the business

community knows

that and it is for that reason

why I support this.”

Trustee Kurzman said,

“We can be for business

and for livable wages.” This

ordinance is dealing minimum

not “livable” wages.

Trustee Plunkett stated,

“My goal is an even playing

field.” However, 82

percent of the communities

in Cook County have

opted out as well as the

rest of Illinois and the nation.

Her vote has put Wilmette

businesses at quite

a disadvantage with their


Trustee Wolf stated,

“This is Wilmette’s opportunity

to act to encourage

the State to act.” Illinois

has the second lowest

bond rating in the Country,

the highest property taxes,

and taxpayers are leaving

in droves.

During the meeting it was

revealed that this ordinance

does not apply to government

employees such as

Wilmette’s, nor does it apply

to union shops such as

Jewel or Walgreens.

If you like the shuttered

store fronts at Edens Plaza,

Ridge Road and Lake,

Greenbay Road, Wilmette

Avenue, Plaza del Lago and

4th and Linden, if you like

to pay higher prices than

you would in places like

Glenview or Northbrook

and like poorer service

when shopping for clothing,

merchandise or dining

due to fewer employees

working and lastly, if you

like the message the WBOT

is sending to future small

businesses, who are considering

locating to Wilmette,

e.g. we will not protect you,

then let those members who

voted to opt in know.

However, if you do not

like the direction our Board

of Trustees is taking Wilmette

then let them know

and if they do not make

changes, then at the next

election, vote “to opt” them


John Haser

Wilmette resident

Member of the Village

of Wilmette Minimum

Wage and Paid Sick

Leave Working Group

Cheers to all who worked

hard in minimum wage


I was happy to see the

civil discourse that went on

at the Village Board meeting

June 26 in debating the

minimum wage/paid sick

leave. I was particularly

impressed with Village

President Bob Belinski’s

decorum, intellectual approach

and patience though

this arduous process. I believe

the board came to

their decision based on the

tireless work of the special

committee, constructive

input from the community

and despite the misleading

antics of a few that weakened

their argument.

I always appreciate

people who fight for the

“little guy.” So to everyone

who fought hard to defend

“the little guy” whether

you believed that to be the

minimum wage workers

or the small businesses....

the work is not over! Let’s

show that we really all want

the same thing — a thriving

community of unique local

businesses who can continue

to provide jobs, give

their workers fair pay and

benefits (which most are

doing already) and contribute

to our tax base. There is

no doubt that this ordinance

will create an additional

financial strain for many


I would challenge everyone

to make a personal

commitment to support our

small businesses; restaurants,

retailers and services

so they can continue to survive.

Do you know the local

business owners? You

should. You said you would

pay more to support local?

Let’s prove it. Support local

and let people know.

Check in, post and share on

social media while at your

local establishments. Let’s

keep our town unique and

special with local spots and

not homogenized chains.

Every dollar we spend locally

helps whether you

are buying a screwdriver at

Millen’s vs. Home Depot

or your wine at The Bottle

Shop or Wilmette Wine Cellar

vs. Binny’s. So cheers to

everyone who worked hard

in this debate and let’s get

out there and show our town

some real support and gratitude.

Peace out.

Anne Kelly

Wilmette resident

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3 rd Annual North Shore Taco Fest &

50 th Annual Highwood Days

July 19-22 in Highwood’s Metra Station Parking Lot

• July 19-22:

Carnival rides, live music,

food & drink

• July 21-22:

Over 20 taco-centric vendors

• Vote for favorite taco

• Unlimited ride wrist bands:

$25 pp/day: Thurs 5-9 pm,

Sat/Sun 1-5 pm

• Registration now open at


• Every runner gets a free taco

& drink or margarita for those

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• Run proceeds to benefit:

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Weds. thru Aug. 29

Sun. July 29

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August 24-26

Sept. 29 & 30

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Best party on the

block St. Joe’s celebrates

summer, Page 37

Tantalizing the taste

buds Winnetka’s Avli Restaurant

delivers delicious dishes, Page 38

Peace Pole service unites churches in Wilmette, Page 33

Sister Pamela Balouka, from Uganda, carries a globe

representing Mother Earth at the recent annual Peace Pole

ecumenical service at the Sisters of Christian Charity Sacred

Heart Convent in Wilmette.

INSET: Michael Johnson carries an illustration of Mother Earth.

Photos by Hilary Anderson/22nd Century Media

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north shore puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku

Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Highwood, Northbrook, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfield, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur


1. Partner of tac

and toe

4. Salad dressing

9. Line to the audience

14. Showbiz connections

15. Shalom, in


16. Points at the

dinner table

17. Utmost degree

18. “____ ____

You”- 2017 song

from teen singer

Zara Larsson

20. Mountain

goat’s perch

22. Goat hybrid

23. Ontario’s


27. Property agent

32. Wilmette

shopping center

34. Ballerina skirt

35. Famous explorer

36. Knucklehead

40. Calendar spans,

for short

42. More peculiar

43. Hand lotion


44. Asian region,

with “the”

46. Wilmette

house built by Frnak

Lloyd Wright

52. Painted part

53. Let up

56. Not more

58. Forward end of

an aircraft

59. Maintaining

financial records

66. Bake sale org.

67. Doff one’s


68. ‘’All My Children’’


69. Part of


70. Steak cutter

71. Good news for


72. Pertinent


1. Touch of color

2. M.C’s lead-in

3. Black key

4. Fled

5. Schooner filler

6. Fall month

7. Good cooker

8. Zimbabwe capital

9. Dissonant

10. “Yes __, right


11. Beethoven’s “Minuet


12. Near failing grade

13. Eastern time, abbr.

19. Kindle

21. Goal in Mexico

24. Brussels-based defense


25. Ending for a toy dog

26. Like Cheerios

28. Diane of “A Kiss

Before Dying,” 1991

29. Set foot (on)

30. Fairy tale monster

31. React angrily

33. Engraver Albrecht

36. Poivre’s partner

37. Laine of jazz

38. N.H.L legend Gordie

39. “___ Kampf”

41. Shopper stopper

42. “Dock of the Bay”


45. Not an ocean

47. Respectful greeting

48. “Très ___!”

49. Loose overcoat

50. Five-star off.

51. Big buildup

54. Lens setting

55. Sumptuous repast

57. “___ Smile” (Hall &


59. Bird of the Northern


60. News source

61. Vital force of Chinese


62. Butterfingers

63. Zippo

64. Half of D

65. Yes!

Let’s see what’s on

Schedule for Wilmette Community Television – Channel 6

Thursday, July 12

6 p.m. NSSC Men’s Club


7 p.m. Village Board


8:30 p.m. Park Board


9:30 p.m. WPD Ice Show


Friday, July 13-Sunday,

July 15

5 p.m. Illinois Channel


7 p.m. Park Board


8:30 p.m. Village Board


9:30 p.m. NSSC Men’s

Club Program

Monday, July 16

6 p.m. NSSC Men’s Club


7 p.m. Illinois Channel


9 p.m. WPD Ice Show


Tuesday, July 17

6 p.m. BSK - Summer

Fun Pt. 1

6:30 p.m. BSK - Summer

Fun Pt. 2

7:30 p.m. NSSC Men’s

Club Program

8:30 p.m. Illinois

Channel Programming

Wednesday, July 18

3:30 p.m. BSK - Summer

Fun Pt. 2

4:30 p.m. Illinois

Channel Programming

6:30 p.m. NSSC Men’s

Club Program

7:30 p.m. Zoning Board

of Appeals (Live)

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Spiritual Peace Pole event honors Mother Earth in Wilmette

Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

The sky warned a storm

was about to drench the


But still people came to

participate in the annual

Peace Pole ecumenical

service recently held at the

Sisters of Christian Charity’s

Sacred Heart Convent

in Wilmette.

“It is nice this community’s

different faith groups

gather together for this service,”

said Michael Vanoeveren,

a hospice chaplain

at Glenview’s Journey

Care Hospice, who is preparing

to become an Episcopal


The group soon moved

into the chapel to dodge

the impending raindrops

and hail.

“It could not have been

a more fitting day to have

this peace prayer service,”

said Sister Janice Boyer,

Western Region Leader of

Sisters of Christian Charity.

“Today, we experienced

the warmth of the earth’s

sun, the water from the

rain, the blowing wind and

the air we breathe.”

The ecumenical service

was symbolic. Its purpose

was to pray for peace in

the world, the earth, all

who live on it and for protection

of its resources.

Sister Mary Clement

beat a Native American

drum, signaling the beginning

of the service — a

time to reflect and think

about one’s stewardship of

the earth.

The opening prayer,

adapted from the Rabbinical

Assembly of the United

Synagogue of America, reminded

participants about

the earth’s gifts and the

stewardship entrusted to

everyone living on it.

The assembled group

then read from “Praying

the Four Directions,” a

poem by Ralph Metzner.

It lists the needs associated

with the four directions of

the earth similar to Native

American prayer traditions.

The first direction was

East representing fire —

the spirit of the rising sun,

spark of life energy and

new beginnings — hope.

“Let us see new beginnings,

the possibilities of

change and dreams not

yet lived,” read the first


Next was South representing

earth — protection

of the fruitful land and

of all green and growing

things. The group prayed

for planet Earth’s good and

all living things.

The need associated

with South is compassion.

“Let us open the gate of

compassion, the service

we can offer, the sharing of

our talents and the warmth

of our hearts,” the speaker


West was the next direction

representing water

— rain, rivers, lakes and

springs and the power to

dissolve boundaries and to

cleanse and heal. The need

associated with West is acceptance.

“Let us open the gate of

acceptance and let go of

what no longer serves our

growth,” the next speaker


The North represents

air — the living breath and

the power to hear the inner

sounds and sweep out

the old patterns and bring

change and challenge.

The need associated

with North is wisdom.

“Let us open the gate of

wisdom, the blessedness

of divine guidance and

readiness to use our intuition

and knowledge,” read

the speaker.

Sister Cecilia Foleng, of Cameroon, walks with a fruit

basket on her head at the recent annual Peace Pole

ecumenical service at the Sisters of Christian Charity

Sacred Heart Convent in Wilmette.

Hilary Anderson/22nd Century Media

There was a prayer,

Canticle, from St. Francis

Assisi, mentioning Brother

Sun, Sister Moon and

Stars, Brothers Wind and

Air, Sister Water, Brother

Fire and Sister Earth

The Peace Pole Service

continued with a reading

of the “Beatitudes for

Earth” by Richard Gilbert

along with a symbolic

procession of Elements of

Earth carried by individuals

representing different

parts of the world.



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Faith Briefs

First Congregational Church of Wilmette

(1125 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette)

Weekly Youth Activities

Open to the Community

Every Wednesday, the

church’s children and

youth ministry offers opportunities

for fun, friendship,

spirituality, and service.

Kids Club (K–grade

6) meets at 4:30 p.m. In the

evening, the Confirmation

Class (grades 7 & 8) meets

at 6 p.m. And the Senior

High Youth Group gathers

at 7:15 p.m. The two

evening youth groups have

a tasty dinner together at

6:45 p.m. — sometimes

chicken, sometimes pasta.

Learn about the church

community at www.fccw.

org or contact for more

details: (847) 251-6660 or


Winnetka Covenant Church (1200

Hibbard Road, Wilmette)

Men’s Basketball

All men, high school

age and older, are invited

to play basketball 7-9 p.m.

every Tuesday.

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

(1235 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette)

Knitting and crocheting

At 7 p.m. every Tuesday,

all are welcome to

knit for charity or work on

your their own projects.

Trinity UMC Wilmette (1024 Lake Ave,


Ice Cream Social

Join the church from

6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday,

July 12, for an all-ages ice

cream social featuring kidfriendly

games and music

from the Wilmette Community


Baha’i House of Worship (100 Linden

Ave., Wilmette)

Devotional Gatherings

The Baha’i Temple is

open to all for personal

prayer and meditation

every day from 6 a.m.-

10 p.m. Prayers are read

aloud daily in the Auditorium

at 9:15 a.m. and

12:30 p.m., including a

cappella singing by choir

or soloists on Sundays at

12:30 p.m. The House of

Worship activities staff

can be reached at (847)

853-2300 or how@usbnc.

org. Visit www.bahaitemple.org.

Informal, interactive

devotional gatherings

are held regularly at

the homes of Baha’is in

Wilmette. Bring prayers,

readings, poetry, or music

to share if you’d like.

People of all backgrounds

are welcome. Contact the

Wilmette Baha’i community

for locations and

schedule: 847-906-3409

or wilmettebahais@


Friday Night Fireside


Join the House of Worship

in the fireside room

at the Baha’i House of

Worship Welcome Center

(112 Linden Ave.) for

meaningful conversations

about what Baha’i Faith

offers for people who

want to contribute to the

betterment of the world.

Light refreshments will be


Children’s Classes

Children ages 7 to 10

are invited learn about

Manifestations of God

including, Krishna, Abraham,

Buddha, Christ,

Bahá’u’lláh (Founder of

the Bahá’í Faith), and other

Divine Teachers. Sunday

mornings from 10-11

a.m. Contact Ellen Price at

(847) 812-1084 for more


St. Joseph Catholic Church (1747 Lake

Ave., Wilmette)

Sunday Mass

Sunday Masses are held

at 7:30, 9, 10:15 and 11:30


Saint Francis Xavier Church (corner of

9th and Linden, Wilmette)

Holy Listening

The church gathers

each week from 9-9:45

a.m. Saturdays in the upper

room at 524 9th St. to

relax, listen to a short passage

from scripture, reflect

and respond in prayer. Everyone

is welcome.

Submit information for

The Beacon’s Faith page

to Michael Wojtychiw at



In Memoriam

Janet Armstrong

Janet Armstrong was

born on March 23, 1934

and died on June 21. She

was a resident of Ohio

at the time of passing.

A graduate of New Trier

High School, she then attended

Purdue University

in the School of Home

Economics and was a

member of the Alpha Chi

Omega sorority. There will

be a memorial gathering

in remembrance of Janet

Shearon Armstrong. In

lieu of flowers, please send

donations to the National

Park Foundation.

Patricia Marie Denten

Patricia Marie Denten

(née Stanton) died after a

long and courageous battle

with multiple illnesses on

June 27 at the age of 61.

She is survived by her husband

of nearly 40 years, R.

Thomas, and their children

Tom (Lisa), Sarah (Paul

Gaszak), and Jamie. Denten

was born on Sept. 4,

1956 to Joseph and Mary

Ellen (née Purdy) Stanton,

who have preceded her in

death. She was the beloved

sister of Maureen (Patrick

Serb), the late Kathleen

Nolan, Joseph (Monica),

Mary Jean (Martin Moriarty),

Ellen (Stac Schneider),

James (Mary Elizabeth),

and John (Meggan);

daughter-in-law of Raymond

(Nancy) Denten and

Marilyn Gibbons Denten;

and sister-in-law of Robert

(Kate) Denten, Martin

(Margaret) Denten, Mary

(Brad Wolski), Eileen

(John Newman), Julie

(Patrick Kelly), and Edward

(Katharine) Denten.

She was a caring aunt to 38

nieces and nephews.

Denten graduated from

Regina Dominican High

School in 1974, and attended

Mundelein University

and Loyola University

Chicago. The visitation

was held at Smith-Corcoran

Funeral Home, 6150 N.

Cicero Avenue, on July 2.

Friends and family met at

Saint Mary of the Woods

Church, 7033 N. Moselle

Avenue, on July 3 for visitation.

In lieu of flowers,

donations are suggested to

the South Suburban Humane

Society. For funeral

info (773) 736-3833 or

visit Patricia’s memorial at


Elise Freed-Brown

Elise Freed-Brown, 32,

died. She was born in Portland,

Ore. At the age of 11,

she moved with her family

to Wilmette, where she attended

public school. She

graduated from New Trier

High School in 2004. She

is a 2008 graduate of Beloit

College and earned her

master’s degree at Seton

Hall University in 2010.

She began her career in

museum education but her

interests eventually turned

to philanthropic endeavors.

She was intensely

interested in contributing

to society while making a

living. Against all odds, in

the middle of her cancer

treatment, she found her

dream job with Girls, Inc.

in Chicago. She took great

pride in working for an

organization that is aimed

at mentoring young girls

through difficult circumstances.


work ethic served as a

shining example to these

girls who watched her stay

involved with life even

when she became disabled

as a result of her cancer.

She garnered a large

group of friends with diverse

interests in her short

life. She enjoyed a variety

of cuisines, theater experiences,

travelled widely and

also enjoyed the simple

pleasures of an evening

at home with her husband

and family. She is survived

by her husband, Elliot

Schulz. Elliot was a pillar

for Freed-Brown to lean on

and provided soft, loving

arms for her to rest in during

her life and her illness.

Other family members

whose lives were lifted

by hers and will miss her

dearly include her parents,

Catherine White and Peter

Brown, her brothers Julian

and McKay, McKay’s

wife Esther and their baby

Gemma, her sister Grace,

Grace’s husband Adam,

and their baby Imogene.

Freed-Brown was part of

a large family with many

aunts and uncles, cousins,

and in-laws all of whom

were enriched by her life

and will deeply feel her


In lieu of flowers, please

send contributions in

Freed-Brown’s name to:

Girls, Inc. www.girlsincofchicago.org/donate/

Memorial Service was held

at Drake & Son Funeral

Home in Chicago on July

8. Reception followed at

McKay and Esther’s house.

Natalie M. Hager

Natalie M. Hager, 101,

died on June 15 in Arlington

Heights. She was the

beloved wife of the late

James R. Hager of Wilmette.

A longtime resident

of Wilmette and Glenview,

she was active in many

organizations, including

R.I.C. Wilmette Auxiliary,

Northridge Women’s Club,

and Evanston Catholic

Woman’s Club. She enjoyed

entertaining, loved

to travel and was a dedicated

bridge player. She

is mourned by her three

daughters: Jayne Hager

(Eric) Dee, Roxanne H.

Lenny, and Marsha (Steve)

Magnino; her four grandsons:

Graham (Angela)

Dee, Evan Dee, Bennett

(Elizabeth Knight) Magnino

and John Magnino; and

her two great-granddaughters:

Reagan Dee and Berit

Dee. There will be no services.

Jeffrey Rosenstein

Jeffrey Rosenstein was

born on Sept. 3, 1943 and

died on July 2. Rosenstein

was a resident of Plainfield,

Ill. at the time of passing.

He was a graduate of New

Trier High School, Class of

1961, and received a degree

in business from Northwest

Missouri State University

in 1967.

Have someone’s life you’d

like to honor? Email

Michael Wojtychiw at


media.com with information

about a loved one who

was part of the Wilmette and

Kenilworth communities.

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Olivia Eisenhauer, 4, of Wilmette, dances during the St. Joe’s Summer Block Party

June 23 in Wilmette. Photos by Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media

St. Joe’s


Block Party


Staff Report

The annual St. Joe’s

Summer Block Party was

once again a huge hit.

Held June 23 at St. Joseph

School, 1740 Lake Ave.,

the event featured barbecue

from Bub City, desserts

from Summer House

Saint Monica and Misericordia

Heart of Mercy, and

spirts served up by Temperance

Beer and The Bottle


On the concert stage, the

Freddy Jones band returned

for its first show in the North

Shore in a decade. Martin

McDaniel also performed.

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Maisie Burton (left), 11, and Ceci Comerci, 11, both

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Traditional Greek plus contemporary spin equals success at Avli Restaurant

Eric DeGrechie


Louie Alexakis lights up

when he’s talking about

food and his family’s

homeland of Greece.

The Winnetka resident

has combined these two

passions into the highly

successful Avli Restaurant,

a North Shore dining

destination, for almost a


Located at 566 Chestnut

St. in Winnetka, Avli Restaurant,

is just mere blocks

from his home.

Alexakis has been

around the culinary world

his entire life. His parents,

Greek immigrants, ran hot

dog stands in Chicago for

more than 50 years and

were the oldest concessionaire

in the Chicago Park

District at one time.

Other family members

Avli Restaurant

566 Chestnut St.,


(847) 446-9300


11 a.m.-10 p.m.


11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-


have run Greek eateries

throughout the city for

many years.

Since the 1990s, Alexakis

has owned several

restaurants in Chicagoland

himself, and he opened

Avli in 2009.

“For the past 25 years, all

I’ve thought about is how I

can innovate Greek cuisine,”

Alexakis said.

Recently, a group of

22nd Century Media editors

stopped into Avli to

talk with Alexakis and try

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some of his dishes.

We started out with a watermelon

salad ($7/small

and $12/large) that is a

summertime staple at Avli.

The refreshing salad

features watermelon, red

onions, toasted almonds,

fresh mint, manouri cheese

with a rosewater and olive

oil dressing. The dish was

an ideal starter on the warm


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Grilled artichokes ($8) are served with capers, lemon

zest and extra virgin olive oil.

Alexakis said the Greek

cheese, which really stands

out for its unique taste, is

also used in a cheesecake

dish and found grilled in a

walnut and arugula salad.

The watermelon salad

was accompanied by a beet

salad ($8 and $13) made

with local Midwestern red

and yellow beets, along

with spinach, arugula, pistachios,

Greek goat cheese,

extra virgin olive oil and

truffle oil.

Take one bite of any of

Alexakis’s dishes and the

amount of thought that

went into it is quickly evident

with each bite. The

food also pops on the plate

with a medley of colors accentuating

what is being


“What we like to do here

is take something that is

very traditional and Greek,

but maybe just make the

plate a little bit more contemporary,”

said Alexakis,

who will be opening two

restaurants in Chicago — a

Greek restaurant in Lincoln

Park in August and another

one in River North soon


According to Alexakis,

grilling artichokes is very

popular in Greece and an

artichoke-based dish ($8) is

often ordered at Avli. The

artichokes, grilled to perfection,

are served with capers,

lemon zest and extra

virgin olive oil.

The broiled branzino ($29), or Mediterranean sea

bass, and other fish are flown in weekly from Greece

to Winnetka’s Avli Restaurant. Photos by Harrison

Raft/22nd Century Media

The watermelon salad ($7/small or $12/large) features

fresh watermelon, red onions, toasted almonds, fresh

mint, manouri cheese with a rosewater and olive oil


Next, we tried a beef

kabob ($21) made with

chargrilled beef tenderloin,

described by Alexakis as

“mini filet mignon,” herbs,

spices and lemon-oregano


We also sampled the

broiled branzino ($29), or

Mediterranean sea bass.

Fish from Greece is

flown in to Avli twice a


“The only way you can

get that fish better is to eat

it in Greece,” Alexakis said.

The branzino had more

of a classic, buttery taste

than most white fish and

its freshness was definitely


We were served some

traditional Greek-style

chicken with the chicken

riganati ($16), or baked

chicken, with extra virgin

olive oil, tomato, herbs and

lemon-oregano rice.

Alexakis often travels to

Greece for new culinary

ideas, but he also finds it

useful to travel to other

countries and see how they

serve Greek food. For example,

he has under his

employment an Australian

Greek chef.

For dessert, we tried

one of his dishes called

Ice Cream Indulgence ($7)

that consists of vanilla ice

cream, with a touch of cinnamon,

chocolate halva

and chocolate ice cream

with sour cherry preserves.

“I want to offer Greek

food that is maybe a little

bit more playful and contemporary

than what people

have grown to expect,”

Alexakis said. “I think

if anything, it’s the right

complement to the current

style of Greek food. It’s

important to appeal to everyone.”

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From Page 47

hands. The Commandos

capitalized off of turnovers

late in the first and

second quarters along

with pushing the ball in

transition to cut their deficit

to 35-33 entering halftime.

But in the second half,

it was all New Trier as it

used a 14-0 scoring run to

take control of the game.

The dynamic duo of senior

forwards Ciaran Brayboy

and Spencer Boehm was

in full effect, as the two

were able to overpower

double and sometimes triple

teams thrown at them

in the post and were able

to pass over the defense to

open shooters and cutters.

“Participating in the

game was really fun,”

Brayboy said. “It was a

low-pressure environment

that had deep historical

roots from decades ago.”

“The game was a story

of two separate halves,”

Fricke said. “We started

executing better and taking

better care of the ball in the

second half.”

Ultimately, the event

was a great success. Net

Gain has now raised

over $40,000 in its two

years of operation with

the proceeds dedicated

to finance Orr’s and now

Marshall’s athletic programs.

Net Gain year two

also achieved its ultimate




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objective: to connect different

racial and socioeconomic

backgrounds and

communities together by

using the game of basketball

as a binding and unifying


The addition of New

Trier and Marshall to the

Net Gain tradition appears

to be a trend for future

games and events designated

to keep the two distinct

communities of the

North Shore and West Side

of Chicago in contact with

each other.

“I’m trying to get a regular

season game with Marshall

and Lake Forest and

Orr,” Fricke said. “We’re

trying to have a shootout

like this summer’s except

during the season.”

Congratulations to this week’s

Athlete of the Week.

We’re pleased to be a

sponsor of this program.

Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Lily Conley

The New Trier girls soccer

player will be a senior on

this upcoming season’s


If you could travel

anywhere in the

world, where would it

be and why?

Africa because I’ve always

wanted to see all the

exotic animals.

What’s the best part

about being a New

Trier athlete?

The best part is having

teammates and coaches

you go to school with

and see in the halls. It’s

how close you become

with your team and coaches.

If you could play any

other sport, what

would you play and


Probably basketball because

I played it my freshman


What’s been your

favorite moment at

New Trier?

Winning the state championship

my freshman


What’s one item on

your bucket list?

To go skydiving.

​What’s the hardest

part about soccer?

Trying to stay focused

and on point, trying to stay

completely locked in.

What’s the best advice

you’ve ever gotten?

To keep working at

something, even if it’s not

going your way. My dad

gave me that advice.

What’s the best part

about playing soccer?

The team and the friendships

you make.

22nd Century Media File Photo

What’s one song

that’s on your


Before a game, the last

song our team listens to is

“Lose Yourself” by Eminem.

What’s one thing

people don’t know

about you?

I lived in Germany during

second and third grade.

Interview by Sports Editor

Michael Wojtychiw

wilmettebeacon.com SPORTS

the wilmette beacon | July 12, 2018 | 43

Sports Briefs

New Trier graduate

qualifies for U.S. National

Kettlebell Lifting Team

On May

5, New Trier

graduate Andrew


placed first in

Men’s Long

Cycle, more

commonly known as clean

and jerk, by completing 55

reps with two 62 pound

kettlebells. This qualified

him for a spot on the U.S.

National Kettlebell Lifting

Team to represent the USA

at the global level October

10-15 in Daugavpils, Latvia.

This is Bora’s second

year in a row qualifying for

Team USA. At last year’s

U.S. Nationals, Bora took

third place

This will be Bora’s first

time traveling to Europe,

as last year’s World Championships

were in South

Korea and he says “I can

promise to go 110% every

single day, every single

play to bring the absolute

best package to the table to

represent Glencoe and our

country for the 2018 World

Championship .

Football schedules released

The IHSA released the

schedules for all of its high

school football teams for

the upcoming season, including

the ones for both

Loyola and New Trier.

Loyola academy

The Ramblers will be

looking to make their

fourth consecutive trip to

the state title game but it

will be a bit more difficult

for the Wilmette school,

which only hosts three

home games this season.

Loyola opens the regular

season with trips to Rockford

Mich.) on Aug. 24

and then a neighborhood

battle with New Trier

Aug. 31.

A home game against

Mount Carmel is followed

by trips to Brother Rice and

St. Ignatius. The Ramblers

then welcome new Catholic

League Blue member

Montini to Wilmette Sept.

29, before traveling to De

La Salle and St. Rita and

finishing the regular season

by hosting Providence.

new trier

New Trier has four home

games this season, highlighted

by the Week 2 battle

with the Ramblers and

a home date with Evanston

Sept. 28. The Trevians will

be looking to get revenge

on Loyola after it knocked

New Trier out of the state

playoffs in the first round,

35-32. Other home games

include Fremd and Glenbrook

South, which is the

team’s regular season finale.

The road schedule is

tricky, as the Trevians start

the year on the road at York

and then face a stretch of

four road games in five

weeks, including matchups

with Palatine on Sept.

7 and Maine South Oct. 12

Swimming All-Americans

The National Interscholastic

Swim Coaches Association

named its All-

Americans and New Trier

and Loyola were well-represented.

New Trier’s All-Americans

included: the 200-

yard medley relay team of

Patrick Gridley, Charlie

Scheinfeld, Ryan Gridley

and Pearce Bailey;

Scheinfeld and Patrick

Gridley in the 200-yard

individual medley; Ryan

Gridley in the 100-yard

freestyle; Ryan Gridley,

Nick Torre, Pierson Ohr

and Bailey in the 200-yard

freestyle relay; Patrick

Gridley in the 100-yard

backstroke; Scheinfeld

(nation’s second-fastest

time) in the 100-yard

breaststroke; the Gridleys,

Scheinfeld and Ean Vandergraaf

in the 400-yard

freestyle relay; Vivian

Wu, Kasey Venn, Audrey

Richardson and Joelle Ohr

in the 200-yard medley

relay; diver Jessie Creed;

and Ohr, Emma Eldring,

Olivia Lantry and Sophia

Girgenti in the 200-yard

freestyle relay.

Loyola’s All-Americans

were Luke Maurer

in the 200-, 50- and 100-

yard freestyles; Shannon

Kearney, Allison Mulvey,

Margaret Guanci and

Cassidy Coughlin in the

medley relay; and Kearney

in the 100-yard backstroke.


From Page 45

I could run on it and I could

train on it and it wasn’t going

to hurt it anymore but

it would have flare ups and

just be really, really painful,”

she said.

“ It took honestly probably

a year to finally really

reduce the symptoms. To

this day I still feel lingering

effects of it sometimes but

that was kind of honestly

one of the worst injuries

I’ve ever had.”

By the end of her junior

year of cross-country

though, she said she was

back to 100 percent and

will be a two-time captain

this season. Her goals, other

than making it to physical

therapy school are actually

pretty understandable.

“For cross-country the

number one goal that I have

for our team is we really

want to make nationals.”

she said. “The ultimate goal

is in senior year, just go for

it and try to get a spot for

the 10K at (track) nationals

because I think that’s where

I’m strongest in.”


From Page 45

secutive state title games,

something that very few

players are able to accomplish.

That’s something

that isn’t lost on him.

“It starts, No. 1, with

our coaching,” he said.

“Not even in the in-season,

also in the offseason,

we have a great strength

coach who gets us prepared,

nutrition-wise, gets

us healthy. Great trainers

that do really, really well.

And then obviously our

coaches on the field who

are the smartest coaches

in the state, who know exactly

what they’re doing.

“And then, just players.

Just living up to the

expectations of getting to

that state championship is

kind of what it is now. You

have an expectation to not

only get there, but also

win. There’s just a lot of

expectations when you’re

a varsity football player at

Loyola Academy. I think

that, combined with the

unreal coaching and expectation

that they have

for us is second to none.

That’s why we’re always

so successful.”

Boyle, who had previously

considered himself

a pocket-passer style

quarterback, became more

of a weapon on the ground

last season, leading the

Ramblers in rushing on

the season with more

than 800 yards and seven


Due to a couple injuries

throughout the season,

Boyle became more lethal

on the ground, often times

leading Loyola in rushing

and always using his legs

to get him out of trouble.

“The offseason going

into my senior year,

I worked on getting a lot

faster,” he said. “Working

on my running ability.

And I knew if I was able

to add that component to

my game, then I’d be a

lot harder for defenses to


“I’ve kind of mostly

been a pocket passer, most

of the time. I’ve used my

legs occasionally, in the

past. But I think it’s more

of a mentality, of just,

having that chip on your

shoulder. Not being scared

of anyone, not letting anyone

intimidate you. That’s

kind of the mentality I had

senior year. I think that

helped me come off as

more of a dual threat than

I actually was.”

Boyle will join multiple

teammates when

he gets to St. Thomas

later this summer as rising

senior defensive back

Mark Dowdle, and fellow

incoming freshmen,

defensive linemen John

McMahon and linebacker

Anthony Rodriguez, will

also be calling Minnesota


“It’s definitely nice, being

able to know people,”

he said. “It doesn’t feel

like I’m going away from

home as much as it would,

had it been knowing no

one there.

“It’s also nice that I’ll

have some buddies on the

football team. I’ll have

older guys to look up to

and get used to it. It’s going

to make it that much

more comfortable, that

much more easy.”


From Page 46

Ted Drury said most

people consider her the

better athlete of the two

of them. And even when

their son was away in

Iowa playing in the United

States Hockey League,

she still provided guidance

both as a mother and

as an athlete, Ted Drury


“His mom has done an

incredible amount of work

over the last 10 years just

driving him all around

Chicago for hockey and

being there for him when

he was away from home,”

Ted Drury said. “In a lot

of different ways, she was

very instrumental in helping


That love and support

will continue as Jack

Drury heads to Harvard

this fall.

Jack Drury, a Winnetka

resident, hopes his patience

on the ice, and not

forcing plays, is a skill

that will translate well at

both the collegiate level

and at the professional

level with the Hurricanes.

“I think when the game

speeds up, and everyone is

getting better, I think what

separates the good players

from the great players is

kind of that intelligence and

knowing where to be on the

ice,” Jack Drury said.

The next few years will

be crucial for the young

Drury, and he knows that

his hard work can’t stop

when he skates on the ice

at Harvard. And like every

other collegiate-level

player in his position,

Jack Drury wants to get

bigger, stronger and faster

over the next few seasons.

Specifically, though, he

wants to perfect the first

three steps of his stride

and make his shot a little

harder on the release.

“If you want to make

the NHL, you have to be

willing to sacrifice a lot,”

he said. “You have to be

willing to work your tail

off every single day. [Professional]

sports is a business,

and if you want to

have a job on a daily basis

you have to earn it every

single day.”

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Alumni Spotlight

Smith overcomes injuries

to find major success

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

When moving on to play

college athletics, there will

always be an adjustment

period. Whether that be because

of new training regimens,

stiffer competition,

or just having to deal with

new surroundings, there

will most likely be a learning


That was the case for

New Trier cross-country

and track and field graduate

Mimi Smith when she got

to Wake Forest University

in the fall of 2015.

For cross-country runners,

some schools, like

New Trier, do more of lowmileage

training and then

focus on strength training.

Some other schools do longer

mileage training, sometimes

50-60 miles a week,

mimicking the amount of

miles a runner will run in


“It was really hard (to

adjust),” Smith said.” I got

injured my freshman cross

country season. Probably a

month and a half in I had a

stress reaction in my shin.

I think that the increased

mileage and then also in

Illinois there are like no

hills. Our training is all flat.

I go to school out at Wake

Forest, so North Carolina,

and it’s really, really hill-y


“I think that a combination

of those two factors

and me not really understanding

what I need to do

to get rest kind of ... It was

just new and I got injured

on it. I think that now that

I’ve been able ... I also

add in two swims. Two to

New Trier graduate Mimi Smith runs in a race for Wake

Forest University during the 2017-18 school year.

Submitted by Wake Forest Athletics

three swimming workouts

a week. I know that some

girls do higher mileage than

I do. Like maybe seven to

10 miles more than I do so

they can get up around 70

but I do swim workouts.

Instead of running a three

mile run I’ll do a 30 or 40

minute swim.”

That new training has

helped Smith improve every

season she’s been at Wake

Forest, culminating with a

fifth-place finish in the 10

kilometer race at the Atlantic

Coast Conference Outdoor

Track Championships

in May. That race was only

the second time she had run

that distance in her college

career - all three came during

this outdoor season -

and marked her best finish.

Smith would go on to finish

in 19th place at the NCAA

East Preliminaries.

After competing in primarily

the 5,000 kilometer

race during track season,

doubling the distance was

something that took getting

used to.

“I guess my coach and

I decided that I would run

the 10K outdoors because

we had another girl who

she qualified for nationals

on our team in the 10K but

we knew that she was going

to do that at regionals,

which is two weeks after

our outdoor ACC meet,”

Smith said. “The 10K is all

about tactically racing and

just staying even. For the

10K the first 5K shouldn’t

feel that hard. It should feel

hard but you should by no

means feel like you can’t

pick it up. The second half

is really where you want to

negative split and ramp it


The injury her freshman

year wasn’t the only one

she’s had during her collegiate

career, however. In

December of her sophomore

year, Smith had a

herniated disk in her lower

lumbar and suffered sciatic

pain down her right leg.

However, at the time she

was first feeling the pain,

it was thought to be hamstring

tendonitis, so she

continued to race on it. It

wasn’t until an MRI at the

end of the year that she

found out what was wrong.

“That honestly was an injury

that was weird because

Please see Smith, 43

Going Places

Loyola graduate Boyle makes

most of senior-year opportunity

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

There’s an old adage

that good things happen to

those who wait. For recent

Loyola Academy graduate

Quinn Boyle, that adage

played out his senior year

at the Wilmette school.

After serving as the varsity

football team’s backup

quarterback the last two

seasons, Boyle finally got

his chance to step into the

limelight and led the Ramblers

to another successful


“Being the backup for

two years in a row was

obviously frustrating, but

I did learn a lot,” he said.

“And the success that the

team had senior year, I

don’t think I would have

had as much experience.

“I think that just allowed

me to play with

a chip on my shoulder.

Just in my head thinking

about it —‘this is my time

now, I’ve been waiting for

two years now.’ Just that

build up to when I was finally

able to start, kind of

pushed me even more to

play my best during my senior

year. Gave me a little

bit of a reason to be angry.

Football’s an angry game.”

Boyle, the Catholic

League’s 2017 Tony Lawless

Player of the Year,

used that anger to help lead

Loyola to another state

title-game appearance and

the second consecutive

second-place finish.

His success as a senior

also allowed him to get

the opportunity to play at

the next level. The Glenview

native will be playing

at the University of St.

Thomas in Minnesota next


“I loved the community

there. I loved the atmosphere,

the coaches, fellow

players,” explained

Boyle on why he chose

St. Thomas. “Really just

the atmosphere all around

at that school. I’ve only

heard great things about it.

I loved my visit there. And

I’m hoping to get a shot to

play eventually. Just looking

to go there and compete.”

Boyle isn’t sure whether

he’ll have the opportunity

to play next season,

but said that the coaches

have told him that the best

players will play so he just

needs to go out there and

play his game.

Playing for Loyola and

coach John Holecek has

prepared him for that, he

said, because Loyola runs

its program like a college


Thanks to his three

years on the varsity squad,

Boyle had the opportunity

to play in three con-

Please see BOYLE, 43

Loyola Academy’s Quinn Boyle stiff-arms a Marist defender during the state

quarterfinals Nov. 11, in Chicago. 22nd Century Media File Photo

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Jack Drury ‘benchmarks’ skills at Hurricanes’ prospect camp

Brittany Kapa

Contributing Sports Editor

Although the No. 42

may not hold significance

for some, for the Drury

family, the No. 42 symbolizes

a storied family

heritage rooted in hockey.

The Carolina Hurricanes

drafted Jack Drury,

an 18-year-old ice hockey

player and former Loyola

Academy student, June 23

in the 2018 NHL Draft in

Dallas. He was the organization’s

second pick, selected

42nd overall in the

second round of the draft.

Forty-two also happens

to be the number at which

the Calgary Flames drafted

his dad, Ted Drury, in


“When I got down in

the media room after the

draft, I kind of put it all

together in my head,”

the younger Drury said.

“It brought a big smile to

my face. When [my dad]

played there were only

21 teams, so I told him

that even though we were

picked the same pick I

edged him out a little bit.”

Being drafted by the

Hurricanes is a highlight

for Jack Drury for sure,

but the Harvard University

signee knows it’s just

the first step in his journey.

Jack Drury, a lefthanded

center, traveled

to Raleigh, N.C. for his

first taste of NHL-level

competition for the Hurricanes’

prospect camp.

The camp, which ran from

June 27-30, provided Jack

Drury with a new “benchmark”

for his skills.

“To see where I kind

of match up against some

of the other top players

in their organization

was a great experience,”

Jack Drury said. “I think

I learned a lot from the

camp both mentally and


Jack Drury’s passion

and love for hockey

started locally. He first

put blade to ice when he

was 3 years old. His love

affair with the game has

only grown stronger. He

played for the Chicago

Mission Tier I AAA team

and then at 16 moved to

Iowa to play for the Waterloo

Black Hawks, a

United States Hockey

League junior team.

Over the last two years,

Jack Drury has proven

himself as a disciplined

player on the ice with a

high IQ for the game.

He plays a smart, calculated

game that was

only an asset to the Black

Hawks’ organization.

In the 2017-18 season,

Drury’s playmaker abilities

led him to scoring

24 goals, assisting on 41

and was plus 14 after 56


The young hockey player

credits both of his parents,

Liz and Ted Drury,

with helping him hone his

abilities on the ice which

made him the athlete he is


“I think [my mom and

dad] kind of taught me the

mental aspect of the game

and letting the game come

to you instead of trying

to force things out there,”

Jack Drury said. “When I

play, I try and use my intelligence

and my hockey

IQ to put me in the right

area and I think that allows

me to make plays.”

Ted Drury has stepped

Jack Drury was drafted 42nd overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the second round

of the NHL draft. Stephanie Lyn Photography

in, every once in a while,

to give his son tips on the

game, but for the most

part his son’s talent is all

his own.

“He’s always had a really,

really high hockey

IQ and he’s always had

really good spatial awareness

and knowledge of

what was happening on

the ice,” Ted Drury said.

“That’s just a gift he has.”

Hello, Harvard

Ted Drury does give

credit where credit is

due, though, and heavily

points to his wife’s influence

for their son’s overall


Liz Drury, who played

lacrosse for Harvard, was

a three-time All-American

athlete and was named

the NCAA Division I Ivy

League Player of the Year

in 1993, her senior year.

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the wilmette beacon | July 12, 2018 | 47

New Trier, Marshall take it old school

22nd century media file



Three PLAYERS of

the WEEK

1. Pete Burnside

(above). The New

Trier rising senior

pitcher threw five

innings, giving

up only one

earned run and

striking out seven

in the Wilmette

Waves’ 4-3 loss to

Warbird Senators


Saturday, July 7,

in a tournament in

Bloomington, Ill.

2. Charlie Owens.

The rising Loyola

senior outfielder

had five hits,

scored six runs

and drove in two

RBI in three games

against Niles North

and the Chicago


3. Donald Stricklin.

The rising New

Trier baseball

player had seven

hits, three RBI and

scored two runs

over five games

for the Wilmette

Waves last week.

New Trier and

Marshall face off in

rematch of 1965,

‘66 classics

Michael Parsky

Sports Editorial Intern

In 1965 and 1966, New

Trier High School squared

off against Chicago Public

League powerhouse Marshall

High School in two

consecutive supersectional

matchups, with a trip to the

state finals on the line.

Fast-forward 52 years

and now the two teams

rekindled their historical

connection as the two

schools played in a charity-exhibition

game that

served a great cause.

On July 2, the New Trier

and Marshall basketball

teams participated in the

second annual Net Gain

fundraising event held at

Lake Forest High School.

The Trevians and Commandos

bookended the

second game of a doubleheader

matchup that also

included Lake Forest and

Orr Academy, the twotime

defending Class 2A

state champions.

Net Gain was inspired

by award-winning Chicago

Sun-Times sports

writer, Rick Telander, who

in 2017 wrote a five-part

series highlighting the

Orr basketball team, and

its path to the 2017 IHSA

Class 2A state championship

amidst playing and

living in the turbulent and

violent streets of the West

Side of Chicago.

Telendar, along with the

help of Tom Dickelman,

Fred Koch, and Phil LaScala,

the head coach of the

LFHS varsity basketball

team, planned, organized

and eventually carried out

the inaugural Net Gain

charity event which debuted

a single-exhibition

game between Lake Forest

and Orr.

Joe Dondanville, a documenter

who was in attendance

for the first Net

Gain event in 2017, was

impressed by what Lake

Forest and Orr had accomplished.

At the time,

Dondanville was working

on a project of his own,

“Gamechangers,” a documentary

about the 1965

and 1966 supersectional

matchups between New

Trier and Marshall and

how basketball can serve

as common ground that

connects different communities


A 76-minute masterpiece,

Dondanville captured

the perspectives of

the New Trier and Marshall

players, coaches,

fans, and more and centered

it around the 8 millimeter

footage of the two


“The players from the

’65 and ’66 New Trier

and Marshall teams hadn’t

seen each other for 50

years,” Dondanville said.

“That night basketball,

the love of the game, and

Spencer Boehm looks to pass to a teammate during an

exhibition game against Marshall July 2 in Lake Forest.

Claire Esker/22nd Century Media

seeing themselves play

was just magical. It was

as though old friends were

getting together again.”

After seeing the connection

between the two ideas,

Dondanville approached

Net Gain about expanding

the field to four teams to include

New Trier and Marshall.

A private viewing of

the completed documentary

was held in March for

Lake Forest and New Trier

players to watch.

“There were a lot of

ex-New Trier basketball

players that attended the

event,” New Trier head

coach Scott Fricke said.

“It was really cool to see

the style of basketball then

and the rivalries and that

kind of added to the game

we played Monday.”

“It’s really about how

basketball can be a bridge

between communities

which is what Net Gain is

about,” Dondanville said.

“Even in today’s world,

they don’t cross paths

much except for sports.”

Sure enough, the idea

was warmly received and

the old rivals were added

onto the docket.

Also in attendance were

Tom Anderson and Richard

Bradshaw, who played

in the 1965 and 1966 supersectional

games. Anderson,

now living in Lake

Forest, played for New

Trier and eventually went

on to compete collegiately

for Washington & Jefferson

College and Miami

University of Ohio. Bradshaw

starred for Marshall

and earned the Chicago

Sun-Times Player of the

Year honors in 1966 and

continued his basketball

career for the University

of Kansas Jayhawks.

“It felt nostalgic,” Anderson

said. “It’s always

nostalgic when your former

high school plays anyone

but since it was Marshall,

it really brought up


Anderson has enjoyed

the last few years of making

the Gamechangers

documentary, as well as

experiencing the Net Gain

event. The former New

Trier player truly appreciates

the opportunity he has

gotten to bridge his own

past with his own contemporaries

and recognizes

what Net Gain is trying

to achieve for the younger


“One of the most dramatic

things that has happened

to me in the last

few years is that one I’ve

crossed the furthest bridges

with is one of my closest

friends, Bradshaw,”

Anderson said. “My biggest

regret is that I’ve

only known him for the

last two-and-a-half years

and not the last 48. That’s

the takeaway from this experience.

It becomes the

inspiration to pull together

these two communities

and families together

to show them what could


It was competitive first

half for the Commandos,

but alas, the Trevians busted

the game wide open in

the second half and ran

away with a 71-56 victory.

New Trier used its superior

height and length

to disrupt Marshall shooters,

clean up the glass, and

finish over outstretched

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“I think I learned a lot from the camp, both

physically and mentally.”

Jack Drury — Former Loyola student on going through

the Carolina Hurricanes’ prospect camp.

tunE in

What to watch this week

GOLF: It’s the middle of summer and time to hit the links at

your local course.

• Visit any one of the local park district golf courses to

get some summer golf in.


43 - Sports Briefs

42 - Athlete of the Week

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Michael

Wojtychiw, m.wojtychiw@22ndcenturymedia.com.

The Wilmette Beacon | July 12, 2018 | WilmetteBeacon.com

Rematch New Trier,

Marshall relive 1966 boys

basketball game, Page 47

It’s His Time

Loyola grad Quinn Boyle

joins teammates at University

of St. Thomas, Page 45

Jack Drury

skates with

the puck in a

game during the

2017-18 season.

Stepahnie Lyn


Photo Submitted

Former LA student

Drury drafted

by Carolina

Hurricanes, Page


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