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Pet of the Week........................10



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Eleanor Roosevelt: A

Living History Portrayal

1 p.m. Nov. 30, Glencoe

Library, 320 Park

Ave. Drawn from Eleanor’s

own letters, diaries,

newspaper columns, this

engaging performance

by award-winning actress

Leslie Goddard captures

this fascinating and

influential public figure.


Winter Express

Dec. 1, Takiff Center,

999 Green Bay Road,

Glencoe. Bring your family

for a festive holiday trolley

ride. Start at the Takiff

Center and travel to Watts

Center for seasonal crafts

and surprises, including

cookies and milk with

Santa Claus. Advance registration

required by Nov.

28; registration will close

when capacity is reached.

Day of registration will

not be accepted. Please

register for one time slot: 1

p.m., 1:40 p.m., 2:20 p.m.,

or 3 p.m.

Saturdays of the Season

Dec. 1, 8 and 15, Downtown

Glencoe. Santa will

make a return visit in the

business district Dec. 1.

The New Trier Swing

Choir will troll the district

from Dec. 8. The Salvation

Army Youth Brass Band

will be back at the northeast

corner of Park and

Vernon during the morning

on all three Saturdays.

Family Game Day

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1,

Glencoe Library, 320 Park

Ave. Drop in for board

game fun. Play all your old

favorites from around the

Children’s Department or

try out something new.


Winter Wreaths

7-8 p.m. Dec. 3, Takiff

Center, 999 Green Bay

Road, Glencoe. Create a

fresh winter wreath for

your front door. They will

use a reusable, grapevine

base adding your choice of

a variety of winter greenery,

berries and embellishments

to customize your

design. Please bring your

own clipper or pruners to

use and gardening gloves

if desired.


DIY Holiday Gifts

4:15-5 p.m. Dec. 4,

Glencoe Library, 320 Park

Ave. Not sure what gift to

get that special someone in

your life? Why not make

it yourself? They’ll offer

a variety of crafts that you

can make and give as holiday

presents for friends,

family or even your local


Town Hall

7 p.m. Dec. 4, Takiff

Center, 999 Green Bay

Road, Glencoe. Slated

candidates for Village,

Park Board, Library Board

and School Board will be

presented at the Caucus

Town Hall meeting for



Holiday Cheers

6-8 p.m. Dec. 5. Chicago

Botanic Garden, 1000

Lake Cook Road, Glencoe.

Come to drink in the best

of the season. Join for tastings

of local spirits, wine,

and winter brews, while

you enjoy the surrounding

Wonderland Express exhibition

with trains and more

than 80 Chicago landmarks.

Tickets at www.


K9 Reading Buddies

4:15 p.m. Dec. 6, Glencoe

Library, 320 Park

Ave. Share some of your

favorite books with a

four-legged furry friend.

Practice your reading

skills by signing up for

a 15-minute slot to read

to a trained therapy dog.

Registration required.


Christmas Concert

11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec.

8, Chicago Botanic Garden,

1000 Lake Cook

Road, Glencoe. Get into

the holiday spirit with a

Christmas Brass Concert,

featuring festive holiday

favorites by the Chicago

Brass Band in Alsdorf


Holiday Card Workshop

11 a.m.-noon, Dec. 8,

Glencoe Library, 320 Park

Ave. Stay after Family

Storytime or drop in any

time during the hour to

create your own one-of-akind

cards in celebration

of the December holidays.

The library provides all of

the supplies.

Hanukkah Concert

11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec.

9, Chicago Botanic Garden,

1000 Lake Cook

Road, Glencoe. The clarinet

swings, violin sings,

voices rise, everyone is

dancing! The Maxwell

Street Klezmer Band

will perform two festive

one-hour concerts.

Teen Ice Night

6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 14,

Watts Ice Center, 305 Randolph

St., Glencoe. Bring

your friends for a night of

fun on the ice. They will

enjoy pizza, hot chocolate,

s’mores by the fire,

games and ice skating. Fee

includes skate rental.


10 a.m. Dec. 14, Glencoe

Library, 320 Park Ave.

All ages with an adult. Accompanied

by guitar, Mr.

Hooper performs original

songs about music and

motion, nature and feelings,

and creates a warm

world of laughter for his

audiences. Come on out

for this charming kids’


Breakfast with Santa

Dec. 15-16, Chicago

Botanic Garden, 1000

Lake Cook Road, Glencoe.

Ticket price includes

parking, a buffet meal, a

visit with Santa and exclusive

access to Wonderland

Express. Visit

Winter Solstice

5 p.m. Dec. 21, Shelton

Park, Glencoe. Celebrate

the passing of the shortest

day of the year with a Parade

of Lights on the Trail.

Decorate your family, dog,

wagons, strollers and self

with lights and things that

glow. In the event of severe

weather, the parade

will be canceled. Event

updates will be posted at


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In the Nov. 21 edition

of the The Glencoe

Anchor, a player’s

name in Team

22: Offense was

misspelled. The proper

spelling of Glenbrook

North’s offensive

lineman is Nick

Mantas. The Anchor

recognizes and regrets

this error.


Toys for Tots Donations

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. until

Dec. 15, Glencoe Village

Hall, 675 Village Court.

The Glencoe Public Safety

Department is once again

a Toys for Toys drop-off

location this year. Help

make the holiday season

special for local children in

need by bringing new, unwrapped

gifts for any age

group to the Public Safety

lobby in Village Hall.

Wonderland Express

Nov. 23, 2017-Jan. 6,

2018, Chicago Botanic

Garden, 1000 Lake Cook

Road, Glencoe. Visit the

garden for Wonderland

Express, an annual holiday

extravaganza featuring

model trains, magical and

glittering indoor snow, and

meticulously crafted Chicago

landmarks in miniature.

Plus, see intricate ice

carvings and hear music

from carolers. news

the glencoe anchor | November 29, 2018 | 3

Holidays commence with Village’s updated Light the Lights

Jennifer Bennett

Freelance Reporter

Village Manager Phillip Kiraly with his daughter Eleanor,

3, flip the switch to light the Christmas tree.

Night time in downtown

Glencoe is now glowing as

the annual Light the Lights

event was celebrated Friday,

Nov. 23.

As both a kickoff to

the holiday season and

the celebration of Glencoe’s


anniversary, the Village

welcomed quite a crowd

with a night of fun for


Working together, the

Village of Glencoe, Glencoe

Historical Society and

the Chamber of Commerce

revamped the Light the

Lights event this year to

make the experience more

family-friendly and to encourage

guests to explore

all that downtown has to


The night began was

a wine and beer stroll

from 4-7 p.m. with eight

participating locations.

While participants had

to be 21 to participate

in the stroll itself, locations

provided drink options

for both adults and


Tanya Rosenberg moved

to Glencoe a year ago and

enjoyed attending the

event with her family.

“This is our first year at

this event and we are so

happy to get to be involved

in the community. We love

Glencoe and all the events

are so wonderful and welcoming,”

Rosenberg said.

Guests also indulged in

some Black Friday retail

therapy as many downtown

Glencoe businesses

started their special discounts

and deals that evening.

In addition, many of

these retailers extended

their sales into small business

Saturday which presented

shoppers with just

another way to support the

local shops of Glencoe.

Kiddos were all smiles

at the festival as they were

treated to a trackless train

ride that circled the downtown

area with a final stop

at @Properties Winter Village

on Wyman Green. On

the Green waited Santa

and two of his reindeer,

who were ready to take

photos and visit with the


With a night full of activity,

many guests worked

up an appetite and were

invited to complimentary

food choices from local

businesses. Guests enjoyed

bratwurst courtesy

of the Grand Food Center,

as well polish sausage

and hot churros, thanks to

Guildhall. Foodstuffs provided

a fruit and cheese

platter and BMO bank

kept guests happy with

popcorn and refreshments.

In addition to the holiday

goodies, a 10-piece

brass ensemble, as well

as holiday carolers, filled

the air with festive tunes

adding to the spirit of the


Glencoe mom Michelle

Spatzek loved all the new

additions to the event.

“They did so much

more this year. We visited

the reindeer and walked

around and stopped in the

shops. The new activities

added so much to the atmosphere,”

Spatzek said.

As the night progressed,

guests were excited to

welcome in the newest

main attraction of the

celebration. Situated on

the corner of Park and

Vernon, stood the brand

new 19-foot holiday tree,

which at 5:15 p.m. was


Sally Sprowl, executive

director of the Chamber

of Commerce of Glencoe,

was excited to describe the

lightening of the tree as it

was happening.

“The switch will be

Glencoe’s Tom Carlson (left) and granddaughter Kayt Carlson, 6, explore the

magic of Christmas at Light the Lights Friday, Nov. 23, in Glencoe. Photos by Jill

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Diane McIntyre (blue coat) and Pat Aaron sing Christmas Carols with the Northshore


flipped and all the sudden

all the lights will go on

in the downtown area,”

she said. “It’s a wonderful

long-time tradition

in Glencoe.”

To top off the evening,

Santa arrived at the tree

lighting ceremony on the

Public Safety Department

fire truck. With his great

big smile and friendly

wave, Santa officially welcomed

in the holiday season

to Glencoe.

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New Trier to ‘complete our

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Ben Thompson

Freelance Reporter

The New Trier Township

District 203 Board of Education

discussed its shift

from ACT to SAT testing,

approved its 2018 tax levy

and examined its Illinois

Report Card results at the

Nov. 19 meeting.

Peter Tragos, assistant

superintendent for curriculum

and instruction,

presented the board with a

standardized testing report

for the class of 2018, highlighting

New Trier student

success on the ACT.

Overall, more than 74

percent of New Trier students

met college readiness

benchmarks for the ACT

across the math, reading,

science and English tests

compared with a national

average of only 27 percent.

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of New Trier students

achieved composite scores

ranking in the top 1 percent

in the nation, up from 10.7

percent last year.

Additionally, more than

half of New Trier students

who took the preparatory

PLAN exam outperformed

their projected score for

the ACT, an improvement

board member Marc

Glucksman called “remarkable”

considering the

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A brief recap of board action Nov. 19

• Further details on the New Trier 2030 strategic plan

will be shared at the December school board meeting.

• Following discussion of late start Wednesdays at last

month’s board meeting and after holding community

focus groups on the topic, the district decided against

implementing the concept for the 2019-2020 school


• An additional late start and early dismissal day was

added to the calendar for next school year, and first

semester final exams are scheduled to begin two weeks

after winter break in 2020.

Trier’s average number of

ACT tests taken.

Even with New Trier’s

traditional ACT success,

Tragos said he now believes

in pivoting toward

using the College Board’s

SAT testing suite for its future

classes in accordance

with state trends. He recommended

that the district

adopt the PSAT-9, PSAT-

10, and SAT as its funded,

school-day standardized

exams after Illinois entered

into a six-year contract this

past summer to administer

the SAT sequence across

state high schools. New

Trier would still be a host

site for ACT testing, but

the district would not fund

the exam or hold it during

school hours.

Instead, Tragos proposed

the SAT shift begin with

the class of 2022 this spring

while students currently on

the ACT track continue

through graduation.

“I think this is the right

place to make the switch in

this way,” he said. “We’re

going to complete our ACT

cycle here with the current

sophomore class and

transition to SAT.”

Tragos said the district

will continue to review

his proposal and plan for

its implementation ahead

of this spring’s testing.

Levy approval

Funding for the 2019-

2020 school year will be

provided by the district’s

annual tax levy, unanimously

approved by the

School Board and totaling

an estimated $105.11 million.

It will provide primary

funding for district costs

related to education, transportation,

operations and

maintenance, in addition

to district retirement and

Social Security expenses.

The projected 2018 levy

total will represent an annual

increase of around

1.62 percent or less on New

Trier taxes for the average

district homeowner, according

to Chris Johnson,

assistant superintendent for

finance and operations.

Following the levy vote,

board members also approved

the district’s recurring

practice of abating a

portion of its bond and interest

taxes. The board then

authorized a series of transfers

related to its 2019 fiscal

year budget, resulting in

around $3.2 million being

moved from the district’s

education fund to its operations

and maintenance fund

for use on capital projects

and debt service payments. news

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police reports

Front door damaged with pry marks from attempted burglary

At 3:08 p.m. Nov. 20,

a victim discovered pry

marks and damage to the

front door of their house

in the 300 block of Bluff

Street. It appeared to be

an attempt to gain entry

to the home, but it was


In other police news:

Nov. 20

• Tywan S. Locke, 19, of

Chicago, was given a notice

for an ordinance violation

for soliciting without

a permit at 5:24 p.m. at the

intersection of Park and

Vernon avenues.

Nov. 19

• James K. Law, 57, of the

300 block of Woodlawn

Avenue, was arrested for

driving in the turn lane,

driving under the influence

of alcohol and BAC

more than .08 at 2:09 a.m.

in the 100 block of Green

Bay Road. His court date

is Dec. 17.

Nov. 18

• An unknown offender attempted

to use a victim’s

social security number to

apply for credit, but was

blocked by the credit card


Nov. 17

• Christopher W. Dwyer, 20,

of Oak Lawn, was cited for

no registration plate light,

possession of cannabis (less

than 2.5 grams) and possession

of drug paraphernalia

at 1:54 a.m. in the 100 block

of Green Bay Road.

• Juan M. Ocampo, 30, of

Chicago, was cited for improper

lane usage, possession

of cannabis (less than

2.5 grams) and possession

of drug paraphernalia at

3:42 a.m. at the Dundee

Road exit on Interstate 94.

Nov. 16

• William P. Weir, 23, of

Wilmette, was arrested for

driving under the influence,

possession of cannabis

(less than 10 grams),

possession of drug paraphernalia

and parking in

a no parking zone at 1:51

a.m. in the 1000 block of

Edgebrook Lane. His court

date is Dec. 17.

Nov. 15

• Margarito S. Ramirez,

49, of Chicago, was arrested

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Holiday Greeting Card Contest

Calling on all creative readers

to spread the holiday cheer

Eric DeGrechie

Managing Editor

The holiday season can

be a busy time for everyone,

especially employees

of the United States Postal


Carrying heavier mail

bags than usual becomes

part of their daily fitness

routines, though not as

much as it once did with

many people now choosing

to spread their holiday

cheer and well-wishes via

social media.

We here at 22nd Century

Media want to make sure

our mail-carriers stay in

shape this holiday season

so we’re rolling out our annual

Holiday Greeting Card

Contest. As our regular

readers know, The Anchor

likes contests and giving

out prizes. Admittedly, we

also selfishly like to receive

holiday cards. If you’re already

sending out cards of

your own creation, why not

just add us to the list?

We’ll be accepting submissions

of holiday cards

through Wednesday, Dec.

19. Entries will then be

evaluated by the editorial

team and winners will

be selected, notified and

handed grand prizes from

local retailers.

We’ll be checking our

mailing list (more than

twice) this holiday season

to collect holiday cards

from readers in our coverage

town of Glencoe.

There are only a few


1. One entry per family

2. Card must be from

this holiday season

3. E-cards are accepted

So, this holiday season,

don’t forget to add “awardwinning

holiday card” to

your wish list.

Please send your entries

to Attn: Glencoe Holiday

Card Contest, 60 Revere

Drive ST 888, Northbrook,

IL, 60062, or email editor



Entries are due Dec. 19

and winners will be printed

in the ensuing issue on

Dec. 27. Good luck and

Happy Holidays.

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Hi there, my name

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District Ambassador.

I may be 12 months

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role very seriously.

I like to supervise

the administrative

offices and pawtrol

the parks, but my favorite thing to do is greet

patrons. It may sound far-fetched, but I’d love for

you to stop by and see me in action. When I’m not

hard at work, you can find me enjoying the new

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Bend Cubs joined Glencoe

Park District team members

to work to improve

field conditions at Bronco

Field at Watts Park.

Five members of Glencoe

Park District’s parks

department were joined

by six volunteers from the

South Bend Cubs grounds

crew to renovate the claybased

field. Working

shoulder-to-shoulder, the

professionals from both organizations

added 82,000

pounds of clay to the field,

and then worked to level

the field, straighten baselines

and make improvements

at both home plate

and the pitcher’s mound.

The volunteer day was

coordinated by Glencoe

resident Andrew Berlin,

owner of the South Bend

Cubs. Team president Joe

Hart managed the project

with Glencoe Park District’s

Director of Parks

Chris Leiner.

“Collaboration between

the Glencoe Park District

and the South Bend Cubs

grounds crew (a minor

league affiliate of the Chicago

Cubs) proved to be

a big win for the Glencoe

Baseball Association and

Bronco Field, just west of

Watts Center. On Nov. 1,

they all came together to

provide the community

with a top notch ball field

befitting the standard of

excellence we have come

to expect in our village,”

Andrew Berlin said.

“The day was a great

learning opportunity for

both crews. Staff from

both organizations learned

new tips and tricks. Our

The grounds crew of the South Bend Cubs, a minor team of the Chicago Cubs,

helped improve baseball field conditions at Bronco Field at Watts Park in Glencoe.

Photo Submitted

parks team learned a new

edging trick from the

South Bend crew, while

the South Bend crew was

impressed with the Park

District’s compact utility

loader equipment to level

the infield clay,” Leiner

said. “Both crews worked

hard to put the field to bed

for the winter, which will

improve the overall player

experience when Glencoe

baseball resumes in the


The volunteer effort

was designed to prepare

the field for the winter,

with the goal to improve

playing conditions in the

spring. Without the volunteers,

Glencoe Park District

would not have been

able to dedicate 88 labor

hours to improvements at

Bronco Field.

“We have a great parks

team but we are few in

numbers, so the extra

support to do some much

need fall baseball field

improvements is very

much appreciated by all,”

Executive Director Lisa

Sheppard said. “We are

thankful to Andrew Berlin

and the South Bend

Cubs for helping prepare

the fields for Glencoe’s

baseball players.”

The South Bend Cubs

grounds crew has previously

volunteered with

local South Bend organizations

to improve municipal

fields. The Nov.

1 volunteer day was the

first time the crew traveled

to Illinois to assist with a

municipal project. It also

was the first time Glencoe

Park District was assisted

by a professional baseball


Registration for spring

baseball in Glencoe starts

in January and starts after

spring break. For more

information, visit www. glencoe

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12 | November 29, 2018 | The glencoe anchor school

New Trier Performing Arts

Division to present ‘Bring It On!’

Submitted Content

“Bring It On,” the hit musical

that tells the story of a

cheerleading squad and their

drive to win nationals while

striving for equality, will be

performed Monday-Saturday,

Dec. 3-8, in the Winnetka

Campus McGee Theatre.

Campbell is a student at the

very affluent Truman High

School who leads her cheer

squad when district lines are

suddenly redrawn and she

finds herself being transferred

to the inner city school

of Jackson High. There is no

cheerleading at this school,

and the extracurricular opportunities

are sparse when

compared with Truman.

Campbell approaches the

Dance Team at Jackson and

tries to convince them to

start a cheerleading squad.

They are resistant, but when

Campbell lies and says the

winning team at Nationals is

given college scholarships,

the Jackson High students,

seeing this as a path to be

able to attend college, are in.

As they prepare for Nationals

and a competition

with Truman High, Campbell

has to get her team ready and

keep her deception about the

rewards for winning a secret.

Along the way she learns

about friendship, equality,

and what it really means to

be part of a team.

“The themes of ‘Bring It

On’ are complex and require

nuance from student performers,”

Director Ryan Dunn

said. “In addition, the incredible

music by Lin-Manuel

Miranda and Tom Kitt is very

demanding. In working with

this group of freshmen and

sophomores, I have been so

impressed at how they’ve not

only risen to these challenges,

but exceeded my expectations

in every way. This show

has been one of the most fun

experiences I’ve ever had in

directing, and I can’t wait to

share the energy and excitement

we are having during rehearsals

with a live audience.”

“Bring It On” is presented

through special arrangement

with Music Theatre

International. All authorized

performance materials are

also supplied by MTI (www. Music is

by Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel

Miranda, lyrics are by Amanda

Green and Lin-Manuel

Miranda, and the Libretto is

by Jeff Whitty.

New executive director hired for

New Trier Educational Foundation

Submitted by New Trier Educational


The New Trier Educational

Foundation is

pleased to announce

that its board of directors

has appointed Liz

Mayer ’02, the foundation’s

next executive



Mayer, who previously

served as director of annual

giving at Rosalind Franklin University

of Medicine and Science in

North Chicago, succeeds Marianne

Breen, who resigned to pursue other


“We want to thank Marianne for

her service over the last 11 years.

During her tenure, NTEF had grown

significantly to fund exceptional educational

opportunities that extend beyond

the standard classroom experience,”

board chairman David Buyer

‘85 said. “Today, we are thrilled to

welcome Liz as the new executive

director and look forward to her leadership.

Her depth of experience in

planned giving and developing major

gifts will take the foundation to the

next level.”

Mayer, a New Trier alumna, Class

of 2002, is a certified fund raising executive.

She holds a bachelor of arts

degree from Lake Forest College and

a Certificate in Fundraising Management

from The Lilly Family School

of Philanthropy.

“Coming back to New Trier at this

point in time is like coming home

after your parents finished a major

remodel,” Mayer said. “It feels familiar,

but clearly it has had exceptional

growth in the years I’ve been away.

“New Trier helped me to grow

into who I am today. The school

does a great job of fostering that

exploration and inquisitiveness in

each and every student.”



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City Girl Confessions

Rolling with tradition, even when odd

Kelly Anderson

Contributing Columnist

The other day I was

chatting with my

sister and reviewing

plans for a holiday dinner.

We established main

courses, side dishes, desserts

and beverages. “But

what about appetizers?”

she asked. “You know, the

classic ones.”

I knew exactly what

she meant. Appetizers

have had a certain kind

of cult-status throughout

our childhood. Perhaps

it has something to do

with the fact that kids are

often hungry all day long

and appetizers were the

first glimpse of a special

holiday feast.

So we talked appetizers:

my dad’s legendary

deviled eggs, the cranberry

horseradish dip that

my brother has perfected,

a cheese board that my

sister literally sketches out

before assembling.

Notice I have not

chimed in here with my

own appetizer accomplishment:

I don’t think

I’ve quite hit my stride

with mastering a beloved

recipe. That, and Food-

Stuffs catering is a little

too delicious and convenient

when I run out of

time to try something new.

“But what about the

celery?” my sister asked.

Ah yes, the celery. This

is our tradition. There

may be that one special

dish among family and

friends that is a holiday

mainstay. In my family,

it’s the celery appetizer. In

my husband’s family, they

make a big to-do about

preparing a side dish of

rutabagas, but then they

marvel about the fact that

no one really likes rutabagas

and eating them is a

form of adult punishment.

Weird, huh?

Don’t worry, I have

weird in my family too.

The aforementioned

celery appetizer has been

around for all 37 years

of my life. It consists of

chopped celery stalks

filled with a mix of cream

cheese, shrimp, mayonnaise,

and topped with

paprika. It’s crunchy and

mostly bland.

“Actually, it’s pretty

gross,” my sister offered.

“But I still want to have it


Why do we do this to

ourselves — stick with

traditions even when they

are odd, weird, or unfortunate


I’ll confess, I think it’s

because we’re nostalgic.

When I walked into

FoodStuffs this week to

pick up some dinner rolls,

I overheard some shoppers

placing orders for

holiday platters and Buche

de Noels. It made me

smile. Did these shoppers

have traditions they were

upholding? Odd little

appetizers, unique side

dishes, maybe a funny

game or sentimental piece

of decor? Perhaps they

were creating new traditions.

My sister and I account

for the celery because

it reminds us of what

it’s like to be a child

and what it was like to

grow up and assign little

memory markers to our

holidays. We go through

the motions because there

is something warm and assuring

about bringing the

past into the future. And

even if we grow up, move

away or expand the notion

of family, these traditions

root us back to interesting

times that often make for

great conversation that

starts with “remember


Whatever old or new

traditions find their way

into your home, may they

be nostalgic, fascinating

and (hopefully) palatable.

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Chicagoan. She pens blogs

and books from her home in

Glencoe, which she shares

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I. Apublic hearing to approve aproposed property tax levy for

the Village of Glencoe for Fiscal Year 2019 will be held on December

20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber of the Glencoe

Village Hall, 675 Village Court, Glencoe, Illinois 60022. Any person

desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the

Village may contact the office of the Village Clerk atthe Glencoe

Village Hall (telephone: 847- 835-4114).

II. The corporate and special purpose property taxes extended

for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 were $9,915,273. The proposed corporate

and special purpose property taxes to be levied for the Fiscal

Year 2018-2019 are $10,194,028. This represents a2.81% increase

over the previous year.

III. The property taxes extended for debt service for Fiscal Year

2017-2018 were $2,227,885. The estimated property taxes to be levied

for debt service, public building commission leases and fire pension

expenses subject to Public Act 93-0689 for Fiscal Year

2018-2019 are $1,765,519. This represents a20.93% decrease from

the previous year.

IV. The total property taxes extended for Fiscal Year 2017-2018,

including the Glencoe Public Library, were $14,519,992. The estimated

total property taxes to be levied for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 are

$14,398,071, which includes a$2,438,524 levy for the Glencoe Public

Library. This total levy represents a0.84% decrease over the previous

year. The actual dollar amount of Fiscal Year 2018-2019 corporate

and special purpose levy will be limited by Cook County in

accordance with property tax extension limitation law.

Office of the Village Clerk

Glencoe Village Hall

675 Village Court

County of Cook, State of Illinois

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Social snapshot

Top Stories

from as of Nov. 26

1. Downtown Glencoe gets jolt with

Hometown Coffee

2. Team 22: 2018 Football

3. Boys basketball: New Trier’s hot shooting

too much for Loyola

4. Police Reports: Almost $200,000

fraudulently withdrawn from local


5. Photo Gallery: Light the Lights kick-starts

holidays in Glencoe

Become a Anchor Plus member:

From the Editor

Loyola’s state game unites Rambler community

Megan Bernard


to the 2018 state

champions, the

Loyola Academy Ramblers!

Our coverage this week

includes our second-ever

wrap-around news and

sports front-to-back cover

— the first being Loyola’s

2015 state championship!

The cover is unique

and we hope you can

enjoy it and possibly hold

onto your copy for a nice


I followed the game on

Twitter (@GlencoeAnchor)

while I was out of

the house Saturday night,

but luckily I was able to

catch the end of the game

on TV. While it looked like

many students and families

traveled to Champaign to

watch the Ramblers take

on Brother Rice, there was

a whole other fan base

online and at even at local

watch parties.

One particular tweet

I found interesting was

from Loyola’s athletics

page (@LAGoRamblers).

It read: “We’ve got alumni,

fans, and friends all

over the country rooting

on the Ramblers tonight!

We’ve heard from Baltimore,

Orlando, Dallas,

Los Angeles, and 30,000

feet in the air on a Delta

flight. Rambler Nation is

out in full force tonight!!

Where are you watching


A thread of answers

included: Miami; Princeton,

New Jersey; Indian

Shores, Florida; Washington,

D.C.; on the road

to Cincinnati; Prescott,

Arizona; Lake Geneva,

Wisconsin; Boston; and


The list went on and

on throughout the night

as alumni and families

contributed to the Twitter


It was so neat to see

all these different people

signing on from different

locations to show their

Rambler pride. I once

traveled down to state

at U of I, too, to cheer

on the 2008 Naperville

North Huskies, and would

follow their run to state

online again today.

Loyola, be proud of

your fan base — they

showed up down state and

in droves online!

Glencoe Park District posted this photo on Nov.

16 with the caption: “Sharing Program! Our

preschoolers made food together as a class and

then invited their families to enjoy the meal.”

Like The Glencoe Anchor:

“@VGlencoe residents reporting potential scam

calls from (847) 835-6443, which appears as

“Glencoe Schools” on caller ID. These calls are

not related to District 35. Be aware and report

calls to Public Safety at (847) 835-4112.”

@VGlencoe, Village of Glencoe, posted on

Nov. 20

Follow The Glencoe Anchor: @GlencoeAnchor

go figure


An intriguing number from this week’s edition

Rushing yards Brother Rice

managed against Loyola’s

defense (Pages 28-29)


D113 superintendents

set parameters for

superintendent search

Interim Superintendents

Dr. Linda Yonke and Dr.

Ben Martindale submitted

a report to the Township

High School District 113

Board of Education at its

Nov. 19 meeting establishing

parameters in the

search for a new superintendent

to oversee Highland

Park and Deerfield

High Schools.

The report was based on

feedback from 18 focus

groups with 154 participants

and 369 responses

from an online survey.

District administrators,

building administrators,

office personnel, teachers,

students, parents and community

members were

asked what they thought

are the greatest strengths

and attributes of the district,

what are its greatest

challenges, what are the

priorities for the new superintendent

and what are

the most important characteristics

and skills the

new superintendent must


According to 55 percent

of the respondents,

the quality of the teachers

and staff is the greatest

strength, followed by

student achievement at 47

percent and the fine arts

program at 36 percent.

In terms of priorities for

the new superintendent,

the ability to build good

teams was the top-rated

quality by 57 percent of

those surveyed, followed

by holding himself or

herself accountable by 45

percent and being studentcentered

by 41 percent.

The respondents also

want someone who sees

the superintendent’s

job as “a destination


Using the superintendent

profile established

by the focus groups and

online responders, the

district’s consultants will

conduct interviews and

background checks from

Nov. 28-Dec. 12 and will

recommend candidates to

the Board of Education on

Dec. 17.

The board will interview

these candidates

on Jan. 8, 10 and 12 and

select finalists.

Then, the finalists

will be interviewed by

the stakeholders and the

board from Jan. 29 and

the board will make its

selection on Jan. 31.

Reporting by Neil Milbert,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at

The Glencoe Anchor

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salad to dessert

Editors find spots for each component of a seven-course meal, Page 23

Residents create healthy

snack that will hit the national

market soon, Page 19

Glencoe residents Zack Schreier (left)

and Nick Hamburger are the owners and

operators of Quevos Egg White Chips.

Photo Submitted

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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. Ft. Meade-based


4. Permeate

8. Puget Sound city

14. “Hamlet” contraction

15. Itch

16. Declared

17. Northbrook

resident who spreads

inspirational messages

with his “The Stu

Show” - Stuart ____

19. Monopoly structures

20. One of five Norwegian


21. Düsseldorf denial

23. “The Pillars of the

Earth” writer

27. Warp

31. Chapter in history

32. Peach or plum

33. GBN girls middle

distance runner,


34. Payment option

36. “Splendor in the

Grass” Oscar winner

37. Taqueria fare

39. Agnus ___

40. “Twittering Machine”


41. Game of Kings

42. Schedule tentatively

(with “in”)

44. Sonata producer

46. Hodges of the


47. Ed.’s in-box filler

50. Philosophies

51. Church government

by bishops

54. Fig Newton alternative

55. Christmas tree


56. Unpleasant air

60. Reference works

64. Most exquisite

65. Primer material

66. Elvis’s label

67. Amount eaten

68. Any day now

69. Dark time for poets


1. “Really!”

2. Undercoat

3. Secret mysteries

4. Stand in

5. Hesitant sounds

6. Self concept

7. Tubular pasta

8. S.Pacific island

9. Skin care brand

10. Child’s crib (Brit)

11. Have markers out

12. Funnyman


13. Pop-ups

18. Postponed

22. Forms of art

24. “Heaven forbid!”

25. “March of the

Penguins” director


26. Clue weapon

27. Single shot

28. “Citizen ___”

29. Boundary line

30. Deep distress

34. Figures looked to

as examples

35. Witness

37. Santa’s sackful

38. Homecoming


40. Fruit weight in


41. ___ Beta Kappa

43. Presidents’ mil.


45. ___ the soil

47. A sign of good


48. Seldom

49. Damascus citizen

52. Tiny quantities

53. Good works ad

54. Trans-Siberian

Railroad city

56. Hosp. procedure

57. First name in spy


58. Prada contents

59. Swell place

61. Movie channel


62. Author Umberto

63. Tax form ID


Watts Ice Center

(305 Randolph St.,

(847) 835-4440)

■1 ■ p.m., 1:40 p.m.,

2:20 p.m. or 3 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 1: The

Winter Express

Downtown Business


(Downtown Glencoe)

■9 ■ a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday,

Dec. 1: Santa

visits Glencoe



(1150 Willow Road,

(847) 480-2323)

■From ■ open until close

all week: bowling and


Glenbrook North High


(2300 Shermer Road,

(847) 272-6400)

■7 ■ p.m., Nov. 29, Nov.

30 or Dec. 1: Performances

of GBN’s

Winter Sketch Comedy



Oil Lamp Theater

(1723 Glenview Road,

(847) 834-0738)

■■Multiple showtimes

starting Nov. 29

until Dec. 30: Performances

of “It’s a

Wonderful Life” ($40

adult, $25 student


Johnny’s Kitchen

(1740 Milwaukee Ave.

(847) 699-9999)

■7:30 ■ p.m. every Friday

and Saturday: Live


The Rock House

(1742 Glenview Road

(224) 616-3062)

■5 ■ p.m. Friday, Nov.

30: Family Night and


■9 ■ a.m.. Saturday, Dec.

1: Gene Lim

■Noon ■ Sunday, Dec. 2:

Sean Hefferan

Curragh Irish Pub

(1800 Tower Drive,

(847) 998-1100)

■7:30 ■ p.m. every

Wednesday: Trivia

To place an event in The

Scene, email martin@


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Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of

3x3 squares. To solve the puzzle each row, column

and box must contain each of the numbers

1 to 9.

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the glencoe anchor | November 29, 2018 | 19

Glencoe residents create

low-carb Quevos chips

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Zack Schreier was handed

a lemon in life and he

made lemonade out of it.

The 20-year-old Glencoe

resident turned into an

entrepreneur when faced

with an eating challenge

caused by his Type 1 Diabetes.

Schreier, with the help

of a lifelong friend, invented

a snack product

called Quevos Egg White

Chips, that potentially can

be used by other T1D patients,

including those with

Type 2 diabetes.

“Quevos began because

of my search for a lowcarb

snack,” Schreier said.

“As a T1D, I have to account

for every gram of

carbohydrate that I eat. I

cannot even enjoy a bag

of chips without having

to give myself an insulin


The crispy leftovers of

an egg white omelet inspired

his search.

“I knew it was possible

for pure protein to crunch

like a chip,” Schreier said.

“So with my friend Nick

(Hamburger), we started

developing a low-carb egg

white chip.”

The two experimented

tirelessly for two years in

Schreier’s kitchen before

arriving at the product of

their dreams — a crunchy

and bold flavorful chip

that delivers the nutrition

and purity of an egg white


The two graduated from

New Trier High School

and went on to college.

They brought their Quevos

product to Glencoe

neighbor Andy Friedman

The owners of Quevos Egg White Chips are Glencoe’s

Zack Schreier and Nick Hamburger. Photo Submitted

for advice. Friedman happens

to be the co-founder

of SkinnyPop.

“Freeman is something

of a guardian angel for

us,” Schreier said. “He

taught us so many things

that we had to know about

bringing a product to market

— like learning about

flavor houses, finding the

correct taste of the product

and knowing its shelf life.”

When the University

of Chicago opened its

College New Venture

Challenge, Schreier and

Hamburger entered their

Quevos product. They received

a $15K grant in

the startup competition to

bring the product forward

in March 2018.

The two entrepreneurs

then decided to take a year

off from their college studies

and pursue their newfound

business, including

ways to make food companies

aware of Quevos and

promote the benefits of

the product especially to

those with diabetes. They

recently applied to and

participated in the Kraft

Heinz incubator program.

“There were 200 applicants,”

Schreier said. “We

are thrilled to say that our

Quevos product was one

of five entries selected.”

Quevos is on its way to

being known, bought and

eaten as a snack.

“Quevos will be going

national next year,” Schreier

said. “The national

buyer for Whole Foods

just gave us that information.”

Quevos is currently

sold in 12 stores composed

of a mix of gyms,

grocerys, health stores

and restaurants with a retail

selection. There are

three flavors available now

(cheddar omelette, cracked

black pepper and Quevos

rancheros) and they are

working on other seasonings,

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Faith Briefs

North Shore Congregation Israel (1185

Sheridan Road, Glencoe)

North Shore Alateen


Join the congregation

for this meeting from 7-8

p.m. every Monday until

Dec. 17.

Study the Talmud with

Rabbi Geffen - Fall Session

Join Rabbi Geffen from

1-2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3

and Dec. 17, as we continue

the study of Tractate

Brachot. All are welcome!

Florence Melton School of

Adult Jewish Learning-

Combined Core Year 1

The Melton Core class

provides a high-quality,

meaningful adult Jewish

learning opportunity. This

class is held at the Board

of Jewish Education Campus

for Jewish Learning,

Northbrook from 7-9:15

on Tuesdays through April

2019. To register contact

Rolly Cohen at rolly@

After Adult B’nei Mitzvah:


Join the congregation

from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on

Monday, Dec. 3, for this

event, which is for adults

who have already been

called to the Torah as adult

b’nei mitzvah in out NSCI

Adult B’nei Mitzvah program,

here is an opportunity

to continue learning

Hebrew and prayer with

our teacher Judy Weiss.

TYG Chanukah Celebration

Join the TYG from 7:30-

8:15 p.m. Monday, Dec.

3, for Chanukah cookie

decorating, dreidel games,

and holiday songs right

after the Monday night

8th grade and high school



Join fellow movie buffs

from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 5, for

viewings of films with

Jewish content or connection.

Each session includes

the film and a brief conversation

about it led by

Rabbi Geffen. This month

we’ll be watching Itzhak.

If you have any questions,

please contact Susan Ellenby.

Strollers, Stories &


Celebrate Shabbat and

Chanukah with your little

ones. at 10 a.m. Friday,

Dec. 7, at a free drop in

program.Songs, stories

and activities. This is a

great way to meet other

local families. Questions,


Family Shabbat Chanukah

with Giving

Join the congregation

from 5:15-7 p.m. Friday,

Dec. 7, for hands on tzedakah

projects, pizza dinner

and the famous NSCI

donut wall. Families with

children age 7 and under

attend the Big Balloon

Chanukah Show. Families

with children age 8 and

above enjoy L’dor Vador

Shabbat service.

Am Shalom (840 Vernon Ave.)

Raising Can-Do Kids:

Navigating the Trials and

Tribulations of Parenting

Join JCC Chicago, The

Chicago Early Engagement

Initiative, directed by the

Union for Reform Judaism

and Coping Partners,

for a special event just for

parents to learn, laugh, mix

and mingle. Be part of the

conversation led by our

partners, Coping Partners,

and Dr. Leigh Weisz, Licensed

Clinical Psychologist;

Michelle Winterstein,

LCSW; and Dr. Daniel

Sorkin, Licensed Clinical

Psychologist. Parents

will learn: How to allow

for and embrace children’s

mistakes and failures; How

to instill a growth mindset

in your children; Why parents

hover and how to step

back; How to focus more

on the process, not the outcome;

How to implement

chores in your household

and why this is so crucial.

This event is FREE, but

RSVP is requested. Free

copy of the book, “Raising

Can-Do Kids: Giving

Children the Tools to

Thrive in a Fast-Changing

World,” by Richard Renda,

PhD. and Jen Prosek,

will be given to every preregistered


RSVP on the congregation’s


Monday Night at the


Past Life tracks the daring

late 1970s odyssey of

two sisters - an introverted

classical musician and

a rambunctious scandal

sheet journalist - as they

unravel a shocking wartime

mystery that has cast

a dark shadow on their entire

lives. This free event is

from 7-10 p.m. Monday,

Dec. 3. Bring your friends -

we’ll provide the popcorn.

Channukah Party for 2nd-

5h Graders!

Come join Am Shalom

from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday,

Dec. 6 for its youth

group Channukah party!

We will eat Latkes, play

Dreidel, and other fun and

cool Channukah games!

For 2nd-5th Graders.

RSVP on the website.

St. Elisabeth’s Episcopal Church (556

Vernon Ave.)

Advent Wreath Making

Come One, Come All to

join for the annual holiday

tradition of Advent Wreath

Making at St. Elisabeth’s.

This year’s gathering will

be after the 10:00 a.m. service

on Dec. 2. Children

and adults can work together

to create beautiful

wreaths to be used in your

homes during the season of

Advent and on into Christmas.

There will also be the

opportunity to help create

Advent wreaths for those

who cannot be with us on

Dec. 2 or would like help

with their wreath-making.

There is a sign-up sheet on

the bulletin board in the


Glencoe Union Church (263 Park Ave.)

Gentle Yoga

Join the church from

9-10 a.m. every Monday

and Wednesday for yoga.

Submit information for The

Anchor’s Faith page to


In Memoriam

Paul Dorfman

Former Glencoe resident

Paul Crane Dorfman

was born on March 16,

1939 in Chicago to Isaiah

Sol and Lillian Mae Dorfman.

He died peacefully

Nov. 9 in San Francisco,

with his beloved Valerie

by his side. The eldest of

three brothers, Dorfman

was born and raised in

Chicago and Glencoe.

An excellent student and

champion debater, Dorfman

attended Princeton

University, where he met

the first love of his life, Janet

Vogel, who was studying

at Smith. They were

married in 1961 after he

graduated with a degree in

economics. They to New

Haven, Conn., where they

lived while he followed

in his father’s footsteps

and studied law. Their first

child, Judith, was born in

1962. He earned his J.D.

from Yale University in

1964. The family returned

to the Chicago area and he

began his legal career with

Mayer, Brown and Platt,

where he worked for five

years. They welcomed Jeffrey

and Eric to the family.

In 1969, Dorfman made

his first foray into banking,

with Continental Illinois

Venture Corporation, as

vice president. Two years

later, he joined JMB Realty

Corporation, a real

estate investment firm.

Dorfman was recruited by

Bank of America in 1973

and moved his family west

to Orinda, Calif., where he

and Janet welcomed their

fourth child, Benjamin.

When Paul embarked on

his 30-year career with B

of A, he joined as a vice

president in the wholesale

bank and moved into

increasingly responsible

positions, including positions

as head of credit

administration for the Europe

Middle East & Africa

division in London and for

the Asia division in Tokyo.

The family returned to San

Francisco in 1985. Dorfman

became a fixture at

555 California, as executive

vice president, senior

worldwide credit officer,

vice chairman of the

credit policy committee,

and chairman of the country

risk and credit policy

committees. Dorfman was

also the national chair of

Robert Morris Associates,

a credit risk industry organization.

After Janet died in 2000,

Dorfman took solace in

his close family and in his

work. He found true love

again when a concert at

Grace Cathedral sparked

his connection with Valerie.

They were married in

2002. He retired that year

and dedicated more time to

volunteering his considerable

talents and expertise.

Dorfman was a man of

deep spirituality. He and

Valerie are members of

Congregation Emanu-el

and Grace Cathedral in

San Francisco and Congregation

Sinai in Chicago,

his childhood temple.

He is survived by his

wife, Valerie Crane Dorfman;

his brother, John

(Katharine) Dorfman; his

brothers in law, Robert

(Sharyn) Vogel, Daniel

(Sherry) Crane, and Roland

(Amanda) Crane; his

children, Judith (Andy)

Mendelsohn and Jeffrey

(Melody), Eric (Elizabeth),

and Benjamin Dorfman;

his grandchildren,

Lori, Richard, and Michael

Mendelsohn, and

Jenna, Briana, Taton,

Makayla, Samuel, and

Isaac Dorfman; six greatgrandchildren,

and eight

nieces and nephews. Paul

was preceded in death by

his brother, Thomas (Mary

Carolyn) Dorfman, and his

late wife, Janet Vogel Dorfman.

A service and reception

will be held at 10 a.m. at

Grace Cathedral at 1100

California Street in San

Francisco. The family encourages

those who would

like to make a donation in

lieu of flowers to do so to

the San Francisco Opera,

Jewish Family and Children

Services, or Grace


Have someone’s life you’d

like to honor? Email

Michael Wojtychiw at

m.wojtychiw@22ndcentury with information

about a loved one who was

part of the Glencoe community. dining out

the glencoe anchor | November 29, 2018 | 23

A taste of seven

22CM editors offer

up samplings for

full-course meal

Staff Report

Calories don’t count this

time of the year, right?

Although that’s likely a

case of wishful thinking

on our end, 22nd Century

Media editors are taking

that claim to heart.

On the heels of everyone’s

favorite meal of the

year, we’re taking it one

step further, loosening our

belts once more.

So, before we all join together

in post-holiday regret,

let’s bask in glory of

food again and check out

these fine-dining options:

Mini cheeseburgers

(entree) — Foodstuffs,


Whether you are planning

a meal for your family

or a large holiday party,

Foodstuffs in downtown

Glencoe can fulfill your


Every day, the shop

has a display case full of

various entrees to choose

from. The best part about

it? You don’t have to even

lift a finger because they

are already premade.

Last week, I visited

Foodstuffs at 388 Park

Ave. to see what they had

to offer for lunch and dinner

and I was pleasantly

surprised to find a large

amount of opinions.

A heaping plate of mini

cheeseburgers was calling

my name, so I settled upon

three of the sliders for my


“They are made fresh

in the kitchen at this location,”

said Andreea

Nemes, the manager at


I got the burgers packaged

to go and warmed

them in the microwave for

less than a minute back at

the office. The mini buns

became soft and the cheese

on top of the burger and

underneath (score!) melted

upon the seasoned burger.

It was delicious — and super

easy to reheat.

I learned that finding an

entree at Foodstuffs is very

convenient and helps take

the stress away from preparing

a meal during the


This week from Thursday-Sunday,

Nov. 29-Dec.

2, there are various entrees

including: ginger beef stir

fry, grilled shrimp quesadillas,

skinless fried chicken,

Risa’s turkey burgers

and a Hanukkah menu.

Foodstuffs is open from

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-

Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday

and 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday. For the weekly

menu, visit

Crostini (appetizer) —

Convito Cafe & Market,


For the past 35 years,

the folks at Wilmette’s

Convito Cafe & Market

have been perfecting their

crostinis. Judging by the

popularity of these Italian

appetizers, the effort has

paid off.

“We are creative with

our toppings. We have

four to five different options

for any catering order

that travel well and are

delicious crowd-pleasers,”

said Candace Warner,

owner of Convito.

Crostini, which means

“little crusts” in Italian,

consist of small slices of

grilled bread and toppings.

Convito uses extra virgin

olive oil and fresh ingredients.

The caponata crostini

(24 for $20 take out/

catering or $7 as a shared

plate appetizer) is made

of eggplant, tomato, black

Seven North Shore


Salad: Jenniper Salad

Appetizer: Crostini

Soup: Cod fish soup

Entree: Mini


Entree Option 2: Penne

pasta with tomato

cream sauce

Side: Brussel sprouts

Dessert: Gelato

olives and sweet and sour


“It’s a great dip or spread

for a variety of items. You

can also eat it by itself,”

Warner said. “It’s a difficult

recipe to make just


Convito sells many crostinis

during the holiday

season for catering and

parties. Warner said crostinis

are also ordered often

during the summer as they

feature fresh tomatoes.

Other popular options

include apple and brie, and

chicken liver mousse on

multi-grain crostini with


Following increased

business for Thanksgiving,

Convito looks to remain

busy for the remainder of

the holiday season. The

cafe will feature dishes

that best reflect the homey

flavors of the Italian countryside

with a Christmas

Eve brunch and Christmas

Day dinner planned.

The food and wine market

has also rolled out its

holiday menus with what it

calls an “in-depth selection

of Italian prepared foods

as well as other dishes

from around the world.”

Story by Eric DeGrechie,

Managing Editor

The mini cheeseburgers are one of the many rotating entree options at Foodstuffs in

Glencoe. Megan Bernard/22nd Century Media

Jenniper salad — Three

Tarts Cafe, Northfield

When a dish has been

around for 20 years, you

know it’s working.

That’s the case at Three

Tarts for the Jenniper

salad, which is a customer

favorite, said Kate

Rooney, co-owner of the

bakery and cafe at 301

Happ Road.

“We’re been making it

for at least 20 years; it’s

one of those originals,”

Rooney added.

The Jenniper salad

($6.30) has mixed greens,

toasted walnuts, sliced

cucumber, roasted onion,

goat cheese, and, not to be

missed, dried cranberries.

The latter was an addition

from an employee named


“She always added

dried cranberries to the

goat cheese salad so it was

named after her,” Rooney


The flavorful and unique

salad — one of my personal

North Shore favorites —

is dressed with the cafe’s

balsamic vinaigrette and

comes with a small roll on

the side.

For more course options,

read the full story at

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26 | November 29, 2018 | The glencoe anchor classifieds

This Week In...

Trevian varsity


Boys basketball

■Nov. ■ 29 - at Maine South,

7:30 p.m.

Girls basketball

■Nov. ■ 29 - host Evanston,

6:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 1 - vs. Leyden (at

Fremd), 11 a.m.

■Dec. ■ 4 - host Maine

South, 6:30 p.m.

Boys bowling

■Nov. ■ 29 - host Niles West

(at Classic Bowl), 4:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 1 - at Vernon Hills

Invite (at Brunswick Zone -

Hawthorn), 9 a.m.

■Dec. ■ 3 - at Evanston (at

Classic Bowl), 4:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 4 - at Niles West (at

Classic Bowl), 4:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 5 - host Stevenson

(at classic Bowl), 4:30 p.m.

Girls bowling

■Dec. ■ 3 - at Hinsdale

Central (at Suburbanite

Bowl), 4:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 5 - host

Resurrection (at Classic

Bowl), 4:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 6 - host Niles North

(at Classic Bowl), 4:30 p.m.


■Dec. ■ 1 - host Invite, 7



■Dec. ■ 1 - at Glenbard West

Invite, 11 a.m.

■Dec. ■ 3 - host Evanston,

5:30 p.m.

Boys swimming and


■Nov. ■ 30 - at Deerfield

Invite, 4:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 1 - host Guilford, 11



■Nov. ■ 30 - host Glenbrook

South, 7 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 1 - at Leyden Quad,

9 a.m.

Rambler varsity


Boys basketball

■Nov. ■ 30 - host Leo, 7 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 4 - at Montini, 7


Girls basketball

■Nov. ■ 29 - host St.

Laurence, 7 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 2 - host Marist,

12:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 4 - at Mother

McAuley, 7 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 6 - at Providence,

7 p.m.

Boys bowling

■Dec. ■ 4 - vs. St. Ignatius

(at Habetler Bowl), 4:30


Girls bowling

■Nov. ■ 29 - vs. St. Laurence

(at Arena Bowl - Oak Lawn),

4:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 3 - vs. Mother

McAuley (at Arena Bowl -

Oak Lawn), 4:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 5 - vs. Fenwick (at

Brunswick Zone - River

Grove), 4:30 p.m.

Boys swimming and


■Nov. ■ 30 - at Evanston,

5:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 3 - at St. Patrick, 5


■Nov. ■ 30 - host St. Patrick,

5 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 5 - host Taft (with

Lane), 5:30 p.m.

■Dec. ■ 6 - at St. Viator (with

Hersey), 5 p.m. sports

the glencoe anchor | November 29, 2018 | 27

Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Jake Gonzalez

The Loyola senior recently

became the school’s alltime

leader in tackles

Do you have any

superstitions before,

during, or after a


Before games kind of. I

like to wear the same undershirt

and compression

shorts and socks and then I

always like to tie my cleats

right as the last thing.

What’s one item on

your bucket list?

I want to see the ancient

pyramids in Egypt.

What’s one of your

biggest pet peeves?

Biggest pet peeve I

would say people who

aren’t on time. I like to be

on time.

What’s the biggest

difference between

football and hockey?

I would say the biggest

difference is just the play.

Like the actual, because

hockey you get to, well

actually hockey and football

you both get breaks,

but I think that the play

of hockey, like I said like

45 second shifts, and then

for football seven seconds

maximum is a play, so

I think the difference of

more short term vs. more

long term energy.

When and why did

you start playing


I started playing football

in third grade and

my dad was really into

football, and he played in

high school and college,

so I just kind of wanted to

do that. And then, also all

my best friends in grade

school played football, so

it was a good idea.

What’s the best part

about being a Loyola


The best part of being

a Loyola athlete is knowing

that balance between

school and sports. I think

that being a football player

can kind of help you in

school by knowing the

different responsibilities

on the football field carry

over to school.

What’s the best

part about playing


The best part about playing

football is just playing

with your best friends, and

just having a great time.

22nd Century Media File Photo

If you could play

another sport other

than football or hockey

what would it be?

I would say baseball,

because I played baseball

when I was younger.

There’s not many better

feelings than hitting a

home run.

If you could travel

anywhere in the

world, where would

you go and why?

I would go to Rome.

I’ve been there once, but

just like going to the Colosseum

was a really great


If you could have any

superpower, what

would you choose and


I would choose being invisible

because you can do

a lot of sneaky things being


Interview by Sports Editor

Michael Wojtychiw

The Varsity: North Shore Podcast

Guys recap Loyola football championship

Staff Report

In this week’s episode of

The Varsity: North Shore,

the only podcast focused

on North Shore sports,

hosts Michal Dwojak and

Michael Wojtychiw give

their listeners a full recap

of Loyola Academy football’s

win over Brother

Rice to win its second

state championship since

2015 and later announce

the 2018 Football Coach

and Player of the Year.

First Quarter

Michal Dwojak and Michael

Wojtychiw recap a

strong performance by the

Ramblers to win another

state championship.

Second Quarter

The guys hear from

some Ramblers about what

the game was like and how

it felt to win a championship.

Third Quarter

They announce the

Football Player and Coach

of the Year.

Fourth Quarter



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28 | November 29, 2018 | The glencoe anchor sports

Defense carries Loyola to first title since ‘15

Neil Milbert

Freelance Reporter

Nothing is going to beat

this in my career,” predicted

Loyola Academy

coach John Holecek. “This

was one of the most special

seasons of my life and

I’ve been in football since

I was 7-years-old.”

The words were spoken

by the most successful

coach in the school’s history

on Nov. 24 after his underdog

Ramblers climaxed

their incredible playoff run

in Champaign’s Memorial

Stadium — where he once

starred in college football

for Illinois — by upsetting

previously undefeated

Brother Rice 13-3 to capture

the Class 8A state


The victory avenged a

35-3 loss at Brother Rice

in the fourth week of the

season and it came in the

Ramblers’ sixth appearance

in the title game in

the last eight years and

fourth in a row under Holecek,

who has been their

coach since 2006. His undefeated

2015 team gave

him his first championship

but Loyola then lost the final

game to Maine South

in 2016 and Lincoln-Way

East last year.

This postseason, the

Ramblers (11-3) paid them

back by defeating Maine

South in the quarterfinals

and ending Lincoln-Way

East’s winning streak at 26

games in the semifinals.

“We called it the revenge

tour and we kind

of took that to heart,”

wide receiver Artie Colins

said. “We wanted to take

down the teams that took

us down. And from week

seven on we knew it had to

be like the playoffs every

single week.”

Loyola Academy’s Edward Eastman sacks Brother Rice quarterback John Bean during the Class 8A state title game Saturday, Nov. 24, in

Champaign. Photos by Carlos Alvarez/22nd Century Media

The Ramblers went

into October with a 3-3

record that left them in a

must-win situation for the

remainder of the regular

season in order to make

the playoffs.

Loyola then entered the

32-team playoffs as an

inauspicious No. 19 seed

in stark contrast to high

and mighty Brother Rice,

which was seeded No. 1,

and Lincoln-Way East,

which was seeded No. 2.

In turning their season

around, the Ramblers

played superlative defense

and that was the key to

their compelling upset

conquest in the biggest

game of the season.

However, the game’s

first outstanding defensive

effort came from Brother

Rice early in the second

quarter when the Ramblers

were in a first-and-goal

situation at the Crusaders’

5-yard line but were halted

at the 1 on fourth down.

The Crusaders then

drove to the Loyola 36 but

the Ramblers responded

to the challenge with a

game-changing defensive

play. The Crusaders’ All-

State quarterback John

Bean fumbled when Ed

Eastman’s jarring tackle

sacked him for a 19-yard

loss and fellow lineman

Luke Desherow scooped

up football and returned

it 10 yards to the Brother

Rice 35.

Six plays later Michael

Gavric took a pitch from

quarterback Jack Fallon

and ran four yards for the

touchdown that opened the


After Nate Van Zelst

kicked the extra point, Eddie

Auer’s kickoff went

into the end zone for a

touchback but the Crusaders

had the ball for only

two plays. The Ramblers

got it back when Michael

Byrne picked off Bean’s

pass and ran it back 41

yards to the Brother Rice


This time the Ramblers

had to settle for Van Zelst’s

24-yard field goal that increased

their lead to 10-0

with 31 seconds remaining

in the first half.

Capitalizing on Justin

Jefferson’s blocked punt at

the Loyola 37, the Crusaders

got on the scoreboard

with 2:16 to play in the

third quarter when Jack

McMahon kicked a 20-

yard field goal.

The Ramblers’ retaliated

with a time-consuming sports

the glencoe anchor | November 29, 2018 | 29

By the numbers

Here are the stats leaders for Loyola Academy

(including playoffs)


• Jack Fallon: 116-of-

199 (58.2%), 1,340

yards, 12 TDs


• Trevor Cabanban: 134

carries, 589 yards (4.39

yards per carry), 4 TDs

• Michael Gavric: 150

carries, 518 yards (3.5),

7 TDs


• Rory Boos: 52

receptions, 814 yards

(15.7 yards per catch),

10 TDs

• Artie Collins: 45

receptions, 650 yards

(14.4), 4 TDs


• Jake Gonzalez: 128

tackles, 1 sacks, 2

tackles for loss, 2 INT

• Mike Kadus: 107

tackles, 2 sacks, 6

tackles for loss

• Sam Schierloh: 103

tackles, 1 sacks, 3

tackles for loss


• Nate VanZelst: 14 field

goals, 37 extra points

Michael Gavric scores the game’s only touchdown.

drive of 47 yards that lasted

for 16 plays and yielded

a 37-yard field goal by Van

Zelst that cemented the

victory with 6:27 left in

the contest.

Indicative of the huge

role played by the Loyola

defense, the Crusaders

gained only 52 yards on

the ground and lost 47 for

a net output of five yards.

Bean also had a very

difficult evening. Pressured

relentlessly, he was

sacked four times and finished

with 11 completions

in 26 passing attempts for

151 yards. Seven of the

passes went to Dylan Summers,

giving the Crusaders

what was basically a onedimensional


“They’re a tremendous

defense and a tremendous

team,” said Bean, who has

hobbled by an ankle injury

he suffered in the semifinal

victory over Marist.

Linebacker Armoni

Dixon was the Crusaders’

biggest nemesis on defense

with six solo tackles

and one assisted tackle. He

had one sack for 10 yards,

Loyola Academy VERSUS brother rice

1 2 3 4 F

Br 0 0 3 0 3

Loyola 0 10 0 3 13

Top Performers

1. Ed Eastman, LB — 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble

2. Jack Fallon, QB — 13-for-20, 130 passing yards

3. Armoni Dixon, LB — 6 solo tackles, 1 sack

Eastman had two for 30

and Tim Thompson had

one for six.

“We never lost faith,”

Dixon said. “We just went

out there and got it done.”

“We try to take away the

other team’s best plays and

take away their best players,”

Holecek said. “Our

first team defense has only

given up 13 points since

the Montini game (a 28-27

loss on Sept. 29).

“Guys who didn’t get a

lot of playing time as juniors

were playing for us

and you could see these

kids evolution as the season

went on. They believed

in themselves, they

played together really well

and they did it. I could do

without the 3-3 start but

because of it this is all the

more sweet.”

One of those who got

very little playing time as

a junior was Fallon and he

was sidelined for the first

few games of this season

because of a shoulder injury

sustained in the opener

but he wound up being the

top offensive player in the

state championship contest.

Collaborating with

five receivers he completed

13 of 20 passes for

130 yards. Jared Lombardi

caught five for 35 yards,

Collins four for 62 yards

and Rory Boos two for 17


“You won’t find a more

courageous leader than

Jack and Artie had a great

year with his big-time

third down catches,” Holecek


The Loyola coach also

lauded the contributions

of Dixon, who added tight

end responsibilities to his

work at linebacker during

the regular season to

“fuel’ the blocking for the

ground game and center

Joe Naselli, “the strongest

guy on the team and most


“We had our opportunities,”

Brother Rice coach

Brad Badke said. “We

didn’t execute the way

we have all season. They

got hot in the playoffs and

that’s what happense.”

Holecek, who spent eight

seasons playing inside linebacker

for Buffalo, San

Diego and Atlanta in the

NFL after graduating from

Illinois, has won a school

record 146 games since becoming

Loyola’s coach but

he will remember the 2018

state championship game

against Brother Rice that

ended a storybook season

as one of a kind.

Date Opponent W/L Own Opp

Aug. 24 Rockford, MI W 27 7

Aug. 31 New Trier W 41 3

Sept. 8 Mount Carmel L 12 17

Sept. 14 Brother Rice L 3 35

Sept. 21 St. Ignatius W 21 14

Sept. 29 Montini L 27 28

Oct. 8 De La Salle W 49 14

Oct. 13 St. Rita W 33 3

Oct. 20 Providence Catholic W 28 7

IHSA Playoffs

Oct. 27 Minooka W 38 14

Nov. 3 Oswego W 22 0

Nov. 10 Maine South W 17 0

Nov. 17 Lincoln-Way East W 24 16

Nov. 24 Brother Rice W 13 3


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get who we get, a bunch

of kids who work hard.

There’s no reason we

shouldn’t be in the conversation

every year.”

So the Ramblers bought

back into the system when

faced with adversity. Starting

quarterback Jack Fallon

missed games due to

injury and the defense

didn’t look as strong as

it always had, but once

everything came back together,

Loyola was back.

Loyola’s staff focused

on the individual players

and games, going back to

their roots.

“I think there’s a commitment,

and now I think

there’s an expectation,”

Holecek said. “There’s

a commitment to getting

better, working on yourself

every day.”

That’s why the Ramblers

ended up in a familiar


30 | November 29, 2018 | The glencoe anchor sports

Football Player of the Year

Gonzalez’s leadership helps right Loyola’s ship

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

Loyola Academy has

been a model of consistency

since head coach John

Holecek took over as the

Ramblers coach in 2006.

With nine state semifinal

appearances in the past

10 years, four straight title

game appearances and five

of the past six, it’s fair to

say the Ramblers have

been on quite a roll. So

when the team started off

3-3, the team needed to regroup

to right the ship.

“I think in the beginning

of the season in those

early couple weeks, we just

thought we’re just going to

throw on that Loyola jersey

and we’re just going to just

win, because that’s what

Loyola does,” he said. “But

I think that after that Montini

loss, we all kind of realized

that this is our team,

like each year is different.

So if we’re going to be successful,

we have to do it on

our own, we have to work

that much harder.

“And I think our coaches,

even at practice were

just kind of, they’re patient

at the beginning just understanding,

and then they

really helped us get back

on the right track.”

Thanks to the play of

Gonzalez and his fellow

seniors, the Ramblers not

only righted the ship, but

won eight games in a row,

leading them to the state


“We started righting the

ship when we all started

bonding and getting closer

with each other, and started

trusting each other and

playing for each other,”

he said. “There’s one moment,

we were at Cole

Livaditis’s house, and we

were all, everyone on the

defense was pretty much

in there, and we were just

talking about what we can

do better and how we’re

going to become a championship

team, like what

each person’s going do to

play their part.”

Gonzalez, who has started

since he was a sophomore,

became the school’s

all-time tackles leader after

the Providence game,

something he knew he was

nearing but didn’t know

he had achieved until the

end of that game. He also

became the sixth Rambler

Jake Gonzalez returns an interception against Maine South. 22nd Century Media file photo

to be named the conference’s

Defensive Player

of the Year when he won

it this year, sharing the

award with Jackson Bruscianelli

of Montini. Not to

be outdone, however, the

Loyola senior also earned

Illinois High School Football

Coaches Association

All-State honors in 2018.

For as much success as

he’s had, Gonzalez is more

than willing to give credit

to the teammates he had

around him.

“I’m very proud of that

one (all-state award),” he

said. “I think it just felt really

good, and that also is

a reflection of just teammates,

I think everyone

on our defense especially

my safety partner Nick

Pomey, we’ve been having

a really close relationship

this year. And I just think

that relationship has really


What makes Gonzalez’s

case even more interesting

is that he started out

his high school career as

an offensive player, before

the coaches moved him to

safety his sophomore year.

“When there was practice

over the summer going

into sophomore year

I think that I was just really

up for the challenge

and just knew that not that

many people are getting

this opportunity to play because

they’re sophomores

for Loyola,” he said.

Next year Gonzalez will

take his talents to the East

Coast and play for the University

of Pennsylvania.

Despite being a safety for

the majority of his career,

Penn recruited him as an

outside linebacker, who

might play a hybrid linebacker/safety

position. sports

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Football Coach of the Year

Holecek leads Ramblers past adversity

Michal Dwojak, Sports Editor

2018 Pressbox Picks



Three STARS of the


1. Armoni Dixon

(above). The

Loyola linebacker

had seven

tackles, including

a sack in the

Ramblers’ 13-3

win over Brother

Rice in the Class

8A state title


2. Edward Eastman.

The Loyola

defender had

two sacks and a

forced fumble in

the Ramblers win.

3. Noah Osher. The

New Trier boys

basketball player

had three-threepointers

en route

to 15 points in

the Trevians’ win

over Loyola.

John Holecek was in an

unfamiliar position.

His Loyola Academy

team had a 3-3 record

after falling to Montini

Catholic at home on Sept.

29, adding on to a season

that hadn’t gone how he

planned. The Ramblers lost

two consecutive games for

the first time since 2006

— Holecek’s first year

as the head coach — and

luckily beat St. Ignatius

in overtime the week before.

Loyola wasn’t playing

well and looked like a

shell of its former self.

Holecek knew something

needed to happen as

his team entered “survival

mode”; his players needed

to buy in if they were going

to go on a roll.

The Ramblers responded

in their next game in what

the head coach regarded as

his team’s best game of the

season. Loyola won 49-14

at De La Salle, looking

like the Loyola team many

across the state are used to


“After we bottomed the

barrel, we showed that

we’re a good team,” Holecek

said. “I thought we

got our swagger back that


Loyola went on to run

the table, winning eight

straight games to win its

second state championship

in four seasons. The Ramblers

gained steam, shutting

out Maine South in the

Loyola Academy head coach John Holecek earned 22nd Century Media’s 2018

Football Coach of the Year honor. 22nd Century Media file photo

quarterfinals, while avenging

last year’s state championship

loss to Lincoln-

Way East in the semifinals.

Holecek’s strong leadership

in weathering an

early storm is why he

earned 22nd Century Media’s

2018 Football Coach

of the Year honor. While

Holecek has built Loyola

into a perennial state powerhouse

in football, he

knows he couldn’t do it by


“I really appreciate all

the support around me,”

Holecek said. “From the

Loyola administrators to

my wife who takes care of

my family at home when

I’m gone for the majority

of the time, to my assistant

coaches who have full-time

jobs and still commit to do

an ungodly amount of work

in the fall, and the players

and their parents, who buy

in and trust in us.”

Loyola executed its annual

plan of filtering kids

in each year. Juniors typically

gain experience in

back-up roles and take on

the leadership when they

become seniors. While not

everyone will move on to

play football collegiately,

everyone buys into Holecek’s

system, which has

produced two state titles

during his 12-year tenure

at the helm.

The players buy into

the culture set by Holecek

and his coaches. Loyola’s

assistant coaches film every

snap of practice and

spend hours after practice

dissecting all that film to

help the players learn. The

coaching staff bought in,

which makes it easy for

the players to buy in too.

That was Holecek’s vision

for the program when

he took over; he just didn’t

know it would take off so


“I wanted to be in the

conversation,” Holecek

said. “I didn’t think it was

going to be consistent

every year. It’s not like

I have a piles of money

where we can buy kids.

You don’t have scholarships.

We’re going to

Please see coty, 29


Sages win


Dwojak to

title win

Staff report

Monticello was always

just a town to Michal

Dwojak, but the town

helped him become a


The Sages’ 3A state

championship win on

Friday, Nov. 23, helped

Dwojak win 22nd Century

Media’s Pressbox Picks by

one game, narrowly edging

out Michael Wojtychiw.

Monticello’s win was its

first in school history.

Dwojak was happy he

stuck to the town he only

knew about because he

went to the University of Illinois,


“I knew the Sages had

a great program, I’m glad

they could help me finish

a great year in picks,”

Dwojak said.

Listen Up

“We called it the revenge tour and took that to


Artie Collins — Loyola wide receiver talking about the

Ramblers’ run to the state title.

tunE in

What to watch this week

WRESTLING: Central Suburban League South action gets

underway with a visit from a big rival.

• New Trier hosts Glenbrook South at 7 p.m. Friday,

Nov. 30 in Winnetka.


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