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Moms with



cancer kick

back for free

spa night at


Salon, Page 3

Meenal Bapat, of Hoffman Estates, gets a manicure at Teddie Kossof’s spa night

May 10 in Northfield. Lois Bernstein/22nd Century Media

honoring our

armed forces

Memorial Day Observance set

for Monday in Glencoe, Page 6

new developments

Ex-Loyola soccer coach sues

school, Page 9


comes the


Plenty of events

ahead in the

Annual Summer

Fun Guide, INSIDE

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In this week’s


Pet of the Week 8

Police Reports 11

Editorial 19

Puzzles 22

Faith Briefs 24

Dining Out 30

Home of the Week 31

Athlete of the Week 34

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John Zeddies, x12


Legal Notices

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Managing Editor

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Parade and Observance

10-11:30 a.m. May 27,

Winnetka. The parade

kicks off at 10 a.m. from

the corner of Glendale and

Elm Streets, then heads

east to the Village Green

Park for a ceremony. Rain

location for the ceremony

is the Skokie School



Summer Open House

6-7 p.m. May 29, Winnetka

Park District, 540

Hibbard Road. Have

questions regarding our

summer camp offerings

or one of our lakefront facilities?

Join the Park District’s

2019 summer camp

and lakefront staff for

an open house! Summer

camp and lakefront managers

will be available at

the event to answer any

questions you may have.

On-site registration for

camps and beach passes

will be available.


Winnetka Farmers’ Market

7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

June 1-Oct. 19, Winnetka

Village Hall South Parking

Lot, corner of Green

Bay Road and Oak Street.

The Winnetka Farmers’

Market is back. Rain or

shine every Saturday with

the exception of June 22.

Author Visit

Noon-1:30 p.m. June 5,

Women’s Exchange, 630

Lincoln Ave. Here author

Gail Lukasik, “White Like

Her when she offers insight

into issues surrounding

the complex history of

racial passing in the United

States. This is a book

which will elicit much discussion

among diverse audiences.

To register: www.


Family Fun Night

4-8 p.m. June 5, Clarkson

Park, Northfield.

The District 29 PTO and

Northfield Park District

invite locals to Family

Fun Night. Enjoy bounce

houses, face painting,

bingo, family races,

and a food and beer/wine


Winnetka Children’s Fair

June 7-8, Village Green,

Winnetka. The 74rd Annual

Winnetka Children’s

Fair will be hosted by the

Winnetka Community

Nursery School on the

Winnetka Village Green.

Everyone is welcome

and admission to the fairgrounds

is free. Tickets for

rides and games as well as

food and snacks will be

available for purchase. For

more information, visit


Northfield Market & Music

3-7 p.m. Wednesdays,

June 12-Aug. 14, Clarkson

Park, Northfield. The

Northfield Park District is

excited to present Northfield

Market & Music, a

weekly outdoor market

with plenty for the entire

family to enjoy. Shop

the farmers market then

sit back and relax with

friends and family and

enjoy the free concerts

and entertainment beginning

at 5:30 p.m., including

a beer tent and food

sales from a featured local


Pup and Car Wash

10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 15,

Community House, 620

Lincoln Ave., Winnetka.

The Winnetka Youth Organization

will be washing

Pups and Cars to

raise money for adolescent

programs. Complimentary

goodies for your

pup will be given out.

$8 for pup wash. $10 for

small car. $15 for midsized

car. $20 for large

car. Volunteers accepted

in 7th-12th grade to help

with this event. RSVP

Required. Email maryk@

winnetkayo.org to sign

up or learn more.

Father’s Day Brunch

10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 16,

Tower Road Beach, Winnetka.

Celebrate the male

superhero in your family

and thank him for everything

he does with a delicious

lakefront brunch.

Catering by Chef Phil will

be serving made to order

eggs, pancakes, bacon,

sausage, fruit, and more

to ensure your dad has the

strength to get ready for

his next battle. Feel free to

come dressed up in your

superhero costume or your

everyday secret identity.

Winnetka Music Festival

June 21-22, Village of

Winnetka. The Winnetka

Music Festival is back

for a third year. The free

music concert showcases

indie, electronic and R&B

musicians in for top-notch

entertainment and festive

mingling. Enjoy food

trucks and beer tents, and

find new music across

genres. For more information,

visit winnetkamusicfestival.com.

Sidewalk Sale

July 17-July 20, Village

of Northfield and Winnetka.

Join for the Winnetka-Northfield


of Commerce Sidewalk

Sale. Northfield starts July

17 thru July 20. Winnetka

starts July 19-20. Come

shop hot deals and support

your local businesses.


Art Exhibit

April 26-May 31, North

Shore Community Bank,

576 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka.

North Shore Art

League presents “Nancy

Behles: New Landscapes.”

Families Anonymous

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays,

Christ Church, Room 105,

470 Maple St., Winnetka.

These programs focus on

supporting members, not

controlling the behaviors

of a loved one. Regaining

emotional clarity and

serenity through coping

skills is the goal of the

12-Steps for families and

friends of those struggling

with addiction. Park and

enter in the back of church.

North Shore Exploring

Grief Group

7-8:30 p.m. Every other

Thursdays, March 7-June

13, Winnetka Congregational

Church, 725 Pine

St. This program is offered

in an eight-week session.

The group provides

a confidential, educational

and nonjudgmental environment.

The following

three congregations have

come together to sponsor

this important service for

our community, making it


Reach out to thousands of daily

users by submitting your event at


For just print*, email all information to


*Deadline for print is 5 p.m. the Thursday prior to publication.

available at no charge to

participants: Christ Church

Winnetka, Kenilworth

Union Church and Winnetka

Congregational Church.

To register, contact Joellen

at (847) 446-6955, ext.

19 or jhosler@northshore


Society Of Active Single


7 p.m. every third Tuesday

of the month, Lutheran

Church of the Ascension,

460 Sunset Ridge Road,

Northfield. SASS is a independently

run, voluntary,


club that offers a variety

of social events including

attending professional theater,

music performances,

parties and dining out.

Events are planned and

led by the members. New

able bodied members are

welcome and free refreshments

are served. For

further information, call

(847) 498-5231.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

9:15-10:15 a.m. Tuesdays,

Winnetka Community

House, 620 Lincoln

Ave., Winnetka. For students

interested in moving

through a flowing

sequence of yoga poses.

Classes typically incorporate

sun salutations and

flow through a variety of

standing poses, balancing

poses and seated poses.

Purchase punch cards online

or at the WCH Fitness

Center desk.

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‘A break away from the daily grind’

Teddie Kossof

Salon provides spa

night for moms

with sick children

Alan P. Henry

Freelance Reporter

Lisa Kersting was

pretty much in heaven on

earth as she closed her

eyes and relished the neck

and shoulder massage she

was being given by a professional

masseuse at the

Teddie Kossof Salon Spa.

“I am here to relax

and enjoy and just take

some time for myself,”

said Kersting, who was

one of 15 mothers whose

children are battling cancer

at Advocate Lutheran

General Hospital in Park

Ridge and who participated

in a free mini-spa day

at the Northfield salon.

A mani-pedi, food and

refreshments, and a number

of donated services

and products were also

offered, along with the camaraderie

of other moms.

“This is a little evening

of respite, a time for these

women to just kind of take

a break from the responsibilities

of their lives,” said

Alan Kossof, co-partner

with his father Teddie in

the salon. “We are hoping

they are just feeling good

about themselves, and

that they are able to take a

little bit of a mental break

from everything else that

is going on.”

“Everybody is in the exact

same boat. They can sit

with their feet up getting

their pedicures and refreshments

and someone

waits on them for a couple

of hours,” said Jimmy

Place, company director

of corporate sales.

For Tina Southerton,

the mini-spa was all that

and more.

“It’s really great that

they have dedicated a nice

chunk of time to moms

like us, and just make us

feel relaxed and happy

and pampered,” said the

Des Plaines resident. “I’m

here for the conversation,

a relaxing evening with

other moms, and for a

break away from the daily

grind and daily worries of

having a child with special

health needs. I just

feel normal.”

For the event, Kossof

partnered with Advocate

Children’s Hospital and

worked through Kevynne

Chawla and Rita Knapp

from the hospital’s Midwest

Child Brain Tumor


The center regularly

puts on events that allow

families to meet one

another and, if they are

interested, to share their


“We are always trying

to bring our families

together and give them a

safe space where they can

be themselves and relax

a little bit and get away

from the day to day journey

of the hospital and diagnosis,”

Knapp said.

“We do things to make

kids and families feel like

Irma Santiago, of Carpentersville, enjoys a pedicure

from Sue Hwang, a nail technician at Teddie Kossof

Salon in Northfield, during the special spa night May 10.

Lois Bernstein/22nd Century Media

life is regular, and maybe

even things they would

never do normally but that

just allow them to feel

special and enjoy themselves,”

Chawla said.

“Kevyyne is always

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Saluting the ultimate sacrifice

In recognition of Memorial Day on Monday, May

27, The Winnetka Current is honoring the soldiers

who have died while serving our country. Below is a

list (provided by the Winnetka Historical Society) of

Winnetka soldiers who have died in combat since the

Vietnam War. These names are also displayed on the

Village Green Cenotaph.

The Current thanks all those who have served and

continue to serve their country.

Civil War

April 12, 1861-May 9,


Charles Davis

George Wilson

World War I

April 6, 1917-Nov. 11,


Dinsmore Ely

Roswell Hayes Fuller

Vincenzio di Georgio

James Edward Hayward

Wesley Major Juleff

George Raymond Kelly

Fletcher Ladd McCordic

Pasquale Salerno

Philip Comfort Starr

Charles Douglas Weart

World War II

Dec. 7, 1941-Dec. 31,


Arthur John Augdahl

Alan Bachrach

Edward Harold Bagley Jr.

John Carden Bagley

John Wilder Ball

John Endicott Bradstreet


John Russell Brown Jr.

Robert Bowen Brown Jr.

James Sallee Browne

William Walker Cassell

Nicholas Thomas Chorak

Melvin I. Danner Jr.

John Hutchinson Darrow

Malcolm Whitlock


William Sprague Eddy Jr.

Charles Theodore Eiden

Arvid Ferdinand Ekholm


Jack E. Engelhardt

James Ferguson Jr.

William Monroe Fetcher

Leon W. Fried

Robert J. Gallagher

Edward Ashley Gerhard


Frederick Charles Gordon


Henry Gund Gordon

John Wadsworth Gordon

Alan Gottlieb

Harry Grant

Francis G. Grosse Jr.

James William Haase

Ralph C. Hamill Jr.

Harry Marshall Hansen

William Jerome Hedger


Grover Martin Hermann


Fred Arthur Hicks

Robert D. Hook

George Kellogg Hooker

Wiley Jerome Huddle

Ralph Kenneth Jones

John S. Ketcham

David Ralph Lebeson

Samuel Adams Lynde III

Donald Macomber

Harold Shepardson


Thomas Lees Marshall

Richard Lee Mathias

Jack Mann McGregor

William Jonathan


Donald Burnham McNally

James Joseph McNulty Jr.

Fielding Lowry Mercer

Donel O’Brien

Roger Ferris Pedersen

Robert E. Petrie

John Bradford Phillips

Ralph Arthur Raclin

Earl Seymour Wharton


H. William Roberts

Frank M. Robinson

Robert Shaw Ross

William Van Dyke


Scott Sheldon Simpson

Gordon H. Sinclair

Francis Charles Smedley

Lynam Arthur Smith

Clifford W. Snyder

David Seymour Strong

Stewart Paul Sullivan

Richard Everett Thatcher

Richard Pomeroy


Donald Whyte

Rober Leopold Wolff Jr.

Richard Joseph Wood

Millicent Yates

Korean War

June 25, 1950-Jan. 31-


Franklin P. Dunbaugh

Claude Seymour Reebie

Vietnam War

Dec. 22, 1961-May 7,


William Francis Benoist III

Samuel Mansfield Cherry

Donald Perkins

Michael Rich

Charles Richtmyre

Andrew J. Tellis

Memorial Day observance features Army helicopter pilot

Staff Report

In annual patriotic fashion,

the Village of Winnetka

will observe Memorial

Day on Monday, May 27,

with its 92st annual parade

and ceremony throughout


The parade kicks off at

10 a.m. from the corner of

Glendale and Elm streets

and heads east to the Village

Green. A ceremony

immediately follows on

the green around 10:30


The honored speaker

at the ceremony is Army

helicopter pilot Captain

Austin Welch, of Winnetka.

He graduated as Cadet

First Captain from West

Point and serves in the

160th Special Operations

Aviation Regiment.

This year’s program

also includes singing patriotic

songs, area Boy

and Girl Scouts presenting

the laying of the wreath at

the cenotaph, the military

guest speakers and the

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reading of names of Winnetka

residents lost during

times of conflict followed

by a VFW Honor Guard

salute and the playing of


In case of inclement

weather, an indoor ceremony

will be held in the

auditorium at The Skokie

School, 520 Glendale

Ave., Winnetka.

This event is sponsored

by the Winnetka

Park District, the Village

of Winnetka, New Trier

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Post #4831, the local U.S.

Coast Guard and units

from Great Lakes Naval

Training Center.

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Father’s Day Photo Contest


The Racine family, of Northfield

Maddie Racine is a rescue dog

adopted by the Racine family

in Northfield. She is about 5

years old, and a wonderful,

loved addition to the family.

Their curiosity of her mix got

the best of them, and DNA

testing confirmed, while mostly German Shepherd,

there is some Beagle in there! This explains the

“nose work” which she excels at. Not just tracking

animals, but also knowing when baked goods

are left on the counter top. Most counter surfers

would just eat what they steal, but not this girl.

While she may enjoy some of her “find,” she often

likes to bury the rest under Mom’s pillow. Even

though Maddie seems well equipped for this cold

winter, and always enjoys her walks, she is most

looking forward to the warmer weather bringing

out all her neighborhood dog friends to play with!

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Photos of dad bring back special memories

Eric DeGrechie

Managing Editor

These days, cameras on

phones often have many

of the bells and whistles

traditional cameras have.

Though sales of standard

cameras are down due

to this, many photographers

still prefer standard


Whichever device you

use, getting quality photos

of family and friends

never gets old.


From Page 3

fantastic for scheduling a

day with moms,” Kersting

said. “With kids, there

is never a moment to be

able to spend for yourself.

She’ll say, ‘Take that

break, that is what you

need, and focus on yourself

because you need it.’

And I have never been

here before so I am pretty

excited to check it all out.”

Sheena Gulati also

appreciates the effort.

“It is just a beautiful

thing to talk with other

parents and moms going

through the same thing as

oneself,” she said. “You

hear their stories and you

learn so much, and just

to hear that their kids are

doing well.”

“Without the camaraderie

and support, it is hard

to be an island by yourself,”

said Teddy Kossof,

who thanked the mothers

for coming and let them

know the salon in there to

support them.

Mani-pedis were offered

by nail technicians Sally,

Sue and Josette. Massages

were offered by professional

masseuse Paula.

In honor of Father’s

Day, The Current is asking

residents to submit a

photo of dad for our annual

Father’s Day Photo

Contest. We know dad

has taken many photos of

you over the years. This is

your chance to return the

favor for the special guy.

Maybe it’s a picture of

you two at graduation or

shooting some late night

hoops in the driveway —

whatever sweet photo you

have to share, The Current

In addition to the spa services,

the event included

a buffet meal catered by

Corner Bakery and refreshments

sponsored by

the 1212 Environmental

Group. CMX Old Orchard

donated movie passes.

Halo Laser and Aesthetic

Medicine, Beauty by

Robin and Hairlab Chicago,

all of which have offices

in the same building,

also helped sponsor the

event. Each mom also received

a future service

from Kossof Salon, and

the grand prize winner of a

raffle won a $400 spa day.

Teddie Kossof Salon

Spa has a decades-long

reputation on the North

Shore for its support of

hospitals, schools, businesses,

foundations and

other nonprofit organizations

and fulfills hundreds

of requests each year.

“Teddy’s Salon is famous

for not saying no,”

Place said.

“My father has always

had a passion for giving

back to the community,”

Alan Kossof said. “Any

opportunity we have to

work with the community,

it’s a win win.”

wants to see it.

Send us a photo of your

dad, and we’ll publish the

winning entry, plus others,

on Thursday, June 13, just

in time for Father’s Day,

which is Sunday, June 16.

The author of the winning

photo will receive a

prize from a local business

to share with his or

her dad.

The deadline for entries

is noon Thursday, June

6, giving residents two

weeks to submit a photo.

All ages are encouraged to

enter the contest.

Entries must include the

father and photographer’s

first and last name, as well

as a phone number for the


Send entries to Editor

Megan Bernard at megan@winnetkacurrent.

com or mail to The Winnetka

Current, 60 Revere

Drive, Suite 888,

Northbrook, IL 60062.

For any questions, call

(847) 272-4568 ext. 24.

Sheena Gulati enjoys her manicure. Her son Anmol is

now 19 and has undergone three brain surgeries. Lois

Bernstein/22nd Century Media

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police reports

Two airline tickets fraudulently purchased with resident’s info

A Winnetka resident

discovered at 3:34 a.m.

May 8, an unknown offender

used their personal

identifiers to purchase

two airline tickets,

worth $700, without


In other police news:


May 12

• An unattended cell

phone, worth $600, was

stolen between 12:45-1

p.m. at Washburne School,

515 Hibbard Road.

May 9

• Sheron N. Huddleston,

52, of Chicago, was arrested

for driving with a

suspended driver’s license

and cited for speeding and

driving a motor vehicle

with no proof of insurance

at 10:08 p.m. in the 1300

block of Willow Road.

Huddleston’s court date is

June 12.

April 23

• Medication was stolen

between April 17-23 from

the nurse’s office at The

Skokie School, 520 Glendale

Ave. The amount of

loss is $30.

April 18

• A victim’s personal identifiers

were used to open

a digital Pay Pal account

without authorization between

April 13-18. There

is no reported loss.


May 10

• Mousghan D. Assadabadi-Fitzgerald,

47, of California,

was arrested for

was arrested for speeding

26 mph or more over the

limit (62 mph in a 30 mph

zone) at 7:35 a.m. in the

500 block of West Frontage

Road. Assadabadi-

Fitzgerald’s court date is

June 14.

May 9

• Johann S. Serag, 42, of

Winnetka, was arrested

for speeding 26 mph or

more over the limit (57

mph in a 30 mph zone)

at 7:24 p.m. in the 1600

block of Willow Road.

His court date is June 14.

• At 11:29 a.m., a male

subject came into the

bank, completed a withdrawal

that was authenticated

by the bank and

at the completion of the

transaction, the male

subject ran out of Chase

Bank, 400 Central Ave. A

second subject came into

the bank and asked about

the first subject. Bank staff

reported the transaction

was verified as authentic.

Officers determined that

no criminal activity had

taken place.

May 8

• A vehicle was scratched

by an unknown object between

8:30-9 a.m. at the

Northfield Village Center,

300 South Happ Road.

• A homeowner reported

they heard what sounded

like someone trying to

open their front door at

6:49 p.m. in the 6000

block of Arbor Lane. A

short time later, the homeowner

saw a suspicious

subject in the area in a

blue car. Officers checked

the area and spoke

with neighbors. Nothing

suspicious was found.

May 7

• A resident received a call

from a subject identifying

themselves as a representative

of Microsoft, who

informed the resident that

their bank account had

been compromised and

that they needed to transfer

$18,000 into a new

account using gift cards.

The resident contacted

their bank who advised

them that there was no

fraudulent activity on

their account, and the call

they received was not


• An unauthorized debit

card was issued in a resident’s

name. The case is

under investigation.


Winnetka Current Police

Reports are compiled by the

Winnetka Police Department

and the Northfield Police

Department. Individuals

named in these reports are

considered innocent of all

charges until proven guilty

in a court of law.

Fired soccer coach sues Loyola Academy for false accusations, defamation

Michal Dwojak

Contributing Sports Editor

Craig Snower, the former

Loyola Academy girls

soccer coach, is suing the

Wilmette school for more

than $250,000 in damages,

according to a lawsuit

filed Thursday, May 9, in

the Cook County Circuit


In the lawsuit, Snower

seeks to recover damages

as a result of Loyola’s actions

in his firing based on

“false, unfound, unsubstantiated”

accusations of

sexual misconduct, recklessly

and without reasonable

cause reporting him to

the police and the Department

of Children and Family

Services, defaming him

in his professional reputation

as a coach, while

also “tortiously interfering

with his contractual relationship

with FC United

Soccer Club.”

In his suit filed by attorney

Susan Bogart, Snower

claims he has “hundreds

of soccer players who attribute

their success to his

rigorous coaching” and

that each of them can attest

Snower has not made

inappropriate sexual comments

at any time during

the years he coached them.

The lawsuit comes over

a year after the school

fired Snower on May 10,

2018, over allegations of

inappropriate or offensive

comments toward team


Snower had been the

coach for the program

since 2004.

According to the suit,

former Loyola principal

Kathryn Baal and thenathletic

director Patrick

Mahoney met with Snower

and told him he was fired,

citing complaints from students

and parents, whom

Loyola refused to identify.

Baal provided two

examples; the first being

Snower fielded two teams

to scrimmage, one called

“virgins” and the other

“non-virgins.” Snower

called the allegation a rumor

that circulated eight

years before involving an

FC United team.

The second allegation

was that Snower asked

what a player would do

if he touched her butt, a

claim Snower again denied

as a rumor circulated from

an FC United team, not a

Loyola team.

According to the suit,

Snower was not given a

chance to defend himself

and Baal said she wanted

him to resign from FC

United because of the

amount of Loyola students

competing with the club.

Snower claimed there

were no Loyola students

on his teams, let alone high

school students, to which

Baal allegedly responded

said she’d tell the club

“what we have on you.”

Mahoney and Baal allegedly

met with the girls

varsity soccer players after

their meeting with Snower,

where they told the players

Snower had been fired and

apologized for not acting


Later that night, Baal

allegedly reported Snower

to the DCFS with

“malice and reckless disregard

to the truth” that he

made “outrageous, suggestive

comments” and other

false statements to five

players. Snower claims he

was never given a chance

to respond.

The next day, Snower

met with Chad Gruen,

owner and president of

SMP — FC United’s parent

company — who allegedly

told Snower he had

no choice but to let him go.

As The Tower first reported,

players met with

Wilmette and Glenview

police departments, where

players commented on

how Snower was a vulgar

bully and tyrant who maintained

a “hot moms list,”

told a player he would kick

her “in the vagina” and

constantly commented on

players’ chest sizes. The

suit claims that while some

players asserted Snower

made the comments, other

players on the team made

the comments.

Because of this, Snower

claimed in the suit that

Loyola defamed him,

lowered his reputation in

the eyes of parents, players

and the greater soccer

community, which caused

and deterred others from

associating with him.

Snower also claimed

the accusations caused

the Illinois Youth Soccer

Association to disqualify

him from all Illinois Youth

Soccer-related activities.

Loyola Academy had no

comment on the lawsuit.

Snower’s representatives

could not be reached for

comment as of press time.

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Winnetka Park Board

Commissioners consider second dog park in town

Ronnie Wachter

Freelance Reporter

The Winnetka Park District

is considering adding

a second dog park, this

one in a landlocked park

instead of the beach. The

Park Board took no action

during its May 16 meeting,

but listened to the positives

and the drawbacks of

three possible locations.

During the discussion,

both board members and

audience members lamented

that each of the sites has


A spot under consideration

is a 1.23-acre section

of 3.74-acre West Elm

Park, which has limited

on-street parking, residential

neighbors on three

sides and Skokie School

on the fourth.

A second possibility

is Crow Island Woods,

which is also surrounded

by residential neighbors

and the school of the same

name. Here, a 1.1-acre

feature would be easier to

hide inside the 17.91-acre

property, but the area that

Superintendent of Parks

Costa Kutulas showed the

board includes a replica of

a Native American tribal

council circle. As Kutulas

described it, the district

built this circle of stones

about seven years ago as a

tribute to the stone circles

that the First Nations of

this area would meet at to


Also under consideration

is Winnetka Village

Hall’s landfill on the south

side of Willow Road. The

1.03-acre park on that site

would have zero neighbors

nearby, and several

agencies already use it for

community events, but the

parking lot on the south

side of Willow is small.

Kutulas worried that visitors

would use the parking

lot on the north side

of Willow and endanger

themselves crossing the

busy street.

Winnetka Public School

District 36 owns both the

Skokie School and Crow

Island School sites. Officials

there did not immediately

return requests for


A fourth option is a

no-go: the Cook County

Forest Preserve District’s

Erickson Woods. Kutulas

said Larry Suffredin, who

holds the Cook County

Board’s 13th District and

represents Winnetka, has

no interest in the project.

Suffredin could not be

reached immediately for


For any of the three viable

sites, Kutulas said the

facility would hold around

30 dogs, split between the

large and small sides. He

gave a price estimate of

$100,000 to $125,000 for

each possibility.

The park itself might become

an off-leash, fenceenclosed

recreation area of

a bit more than one acre,

separated into two sides for

large and small canines. To

get inside the double gates

of the 4-foot-tall fence, users

would need a keycard,

which should show that

the possessors’ dogs are

current on shots and not

the subject of extensive


“This is a big change

of use,” said Winnetka’s

Anne Wilder, who hoped

the board will create a second

location — but not at

West Elm Park.

To Kutulas, the discussion

sounded just like

when the park district first

looked into a landlocked

dog park in 2006.

“They didn’t want it in

their back yard,” Kutulas

told the board.

Winnetka’s existing

dog park, on the beach of

Centennial Park, has welcomed

canines since 1995.

Kutulas and several board

members recalled a push

for a second park in 2006,

and said this new interest

began in December at the

request of a group of dogowning

district residents.

At this meeting, several

residents said they

liked the idea as long as

it was not at the park they

neighbored. Resident Bill

Haljun said any of the

three locations would do

for him, though he promised

to keep his buddies

Moses and Walden on their


Looking forward, the

board did not set a date

yet for further action, and

Kelsey Raftery, marketing

brand manager, said they

have no timeline for taking

a vote.

“It’s just something that

could happen,” she said.

Outdoor fun

Students embrace end of winter at recess

A group of Greeley School students pose with a rock formation that says “I love Greeley.”

PHOTO submitted

From the Village

Electric Department Performing Line

Clearance/Tree Trimming

The pruning of trees — a leading

cause of power outages — near overhead

utility lines is important for public

safety and reliable electric utility


Asplundh Tree Experts has been

hired to perform line clearance work

for 2019. All contractor personnel and

vehicles should be clearly identified

with the company name.

In addition to preventative maintenance

trimming around the overhead

lines, crews from Asplundh will be

available to assist Village line crews

during storm restoration events.

If you have any questions concerning

the contractor’s activities,

please call the Village of Winnetka’s

Water and Electric Department at

(847) 716-3558.

Leak Detection Starting May 20

ADS Environmental Services has

been hired to perform leak detection

services on the Village’s water system

to identify and reduce unnecessary

water loss.

Beginning May 20, technicians will

survey approximately 72 miles of water

mains and 4,500 water services

to locate undetected water leaks. All

technicians and vehicles should be

clearly identified with the company


For further information about the

program, please contact the Water and

Electric Department’s non-emergency

number: (847) 716-3558.

Hubbard Woods First Friday on June 7

On the first Friday of each month,

the Hubbard Woods Design District

offers art displays, new product introductions,

and more at participating

merchants in Hubbard Woods.

On Friday, June 7, from 5-8 p.m.,

the Piko Street Kitchen Food Truck

will be at Hubbard Woods Park to

tempt you with its contemporary take

on Asian street food. View more information

at the Hubbard Woods Design

District’s website.

From the Village is compiled from Village

of Winnetka.

winnetkacurrent.com NEWS

the winnetka current | May 23, 2019 | 13

Annual Housewalk displays Winnetka, Glencoe homes; gives back to charity

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

The Winnetka Club’s

annual Housewalk held on

May 16 celebrated “Lifestyles

of the North Shore,”

inspiring with four,

thoughtfully designed

homes and acts of kindness,

as all proceeds benefitted

various charities.

Club President LeAnita

Ragland-Brooks, of Glencoe,

explained how the

club’s mission — connecting

the community

through friendship, learning

and service — played

a key role in the day’s


“One of the tenets of our

club is to unite the community,

through events like

the annual Housewalk. Today,

friends and neighbors

come together to enjoy the

chance to see these beautiful

homes on display. At the

same time, we are showcasing

the many talented

local designers, architects,

builders, contractors, florist,

landscapers and more,

supporting local industry,”

Ragland-Brooks said.

For example, during

the tour of the home in

Glencoe, Ragland-Brooks

explained the home was

collaboratively built and

designed by Northbrook’s

Scott Simpson Builders,

Winnetka’s Jeannie Balsam

Interiors, Chicago

Architect Amy Mangold

and Midwest Arbor. The

house was designed with

significant owner input,

making the home a perfect

fit for the couple who are

by all standards, “emptynesters,”

but frequently

host their grown children

and six grandchildren.

A first-level master bedroom

allowed for easy access

to an outdoor spa and

pool, making for a seamless

transition between

indoor and outdoor living.

An open, bright kitchen

also overlooked the pool

and outdoor space, making

each room seem endless.

When guest are in town,

three upstairs bedrooms

provide plenty of sleeping

space, while the lowest

level of the home boasts

an ice cream bar, projection

TV, popcorn machine,

access to the pool and

bedrooms for the grandchildren.

The home is one

that can be enjoyed alone

as a couple, or with plenty

of company, just as the

homeowners wished.

Across town at a home

in Winnetka, Housewalk

chairwoman Marla Bagan,

of Winnetka, showed

guests how original, classic

features complimented

a livable floor plan, for the

family with three, young

children. Original bookcases

existed in the study,

adorned with brass lettering

for easy alphabetization.

The banister, which

was shown in the original

blueprint of the home, had

been recreated to fit current-day

living. The mantle

and fireplace within the

study, was comprised of

mostly original fixtures,

as was seen by the unique

hearth and traditional tile.

Upstairs, children’s rooms

with attached play areas

proved that livability was

also a goal.

“When you walk into

this home, you can immediately

sense that it

is livable, yet filled with

unique, timeless features

that make this home very

special. The homeowners

really saw the value

in maintaining many of

the original features, appreciating

the history and

the legacy of the home,

while providing a cozy living

environment for their

children,” Bagan said.

Along with the obvious

beauty of each home, came

the hidden benefits that accompanied

the event.

“Perhaps most importantly

is the fact that

this one event, our largest

fundraiser, benefits a

charity selected by each

The Winnetka Club’s Housewalk organizers (left to right) interior designer Jeannie

Balsam, architect Amy Mangold, homeowner Barbara Davis, Winnetka Club President

LeAnita Ragland-Brooks and builder Scott Simpson pose for a photo May 16.

Alexa Burnell/22nd Century Media

homeowner. In addition,

the Winnetka Club donates

proceeds from the

Housewalk to the New

Trier Township scholarship

fund, giving a student

who displays a need, along

with a commitment to academics

and service, a welldeserved


Ragland-Brooks said.

Sophia McGowan, the

2018 recipient of the New

Trier Township scholarship,

explained how the

proceeds helped her attend

Villanova, where she is

able to further her studies

in special education.

Likewise, Winnetka’s

Roni Neumann, a Housewalk

volunteer, shared

she was honored to give

back to the club, as her

twin daughters were also

once the recipients of the

gracious scholarship.

“I’m a big believer

in what the Winnetka

Club offers. Their focus

on uniting the community

and supporting other

organization and nonprofits

is something to be

celebrated,” Neumann

said. “I know very well the

benefits of the scholarship

program and appreciate

the club’s continuous desire

to go the extra mile to

help others.”

Other charities receiving

contributions from the

event were hand-selected

by the homeowners involved:

Family Service

of Glencoe, Glioblastoma

Foundation, School

of Saints Faith, Hope

and Charity PTO, and

Bernie’s Book Bank.

Winnetka Historical Society’s gala set at historic home and garden

Submitted by Winnetka

Historical Society

On June 29, the Winnetka

Historical Society

will welcome the village

for a celebration in honor

of Winnetka’s 150th birthday

at the “Rockin’ in the

Ravines” Gala.

This year, Bill and Carolyn

Glastris have opened

their beautiful, historic

home and garden for an

evening of music, dancing,

great food and friends, with

special guest band “The


The 2019 Gala home

was originally built by

John L. Shortall in 1905 on

six acres of land along the

southern end of the ravines.

It was sold to Quaker Oats

president and CEO John

Stuart and his wife Ellen in

1908. She was a passionate

gardener and together

they created a true country

estate. A walled garden,

a fruit garden, a croquet

lawn, and a tennis court

were all part of their vision.

In 1926, architect Edwin

Clark (designer of the

Winnetka Village Hall)

was hired to upgrade the

house and design ancillary

buildings. One significant

interior upgrade was to

outfit the library walls with

wood paneling taken from

the London residence of

the Earl of Warwick.

The current owners,

the Glastris, bought 990

Sheridan 20 years ago.

Among their many renovations,

they have added

a family room pavilion

to the north, and a garage

with roof deck to the

south, both clad in stone to

distinguish them from the

main house. They put in a

swimming pool, and later

acquired the lot to the west

to expand their garden.

The party starts at 6:30

p.m. and will include a silent

auction and raffle, as

well as a special Luxury tequila

tasting by Compoveda.

Summer cocktail attire.

Information about tickets

and sponsorship opportunities

is available at Winnetka

Historical Society.

14 | May 23, 2019 | The winnetka Current school


New Trier student named U.S. Presidential Scholar

Submitted by New Trier

High School

New Trier

senior Asher

Noel, a

resident of


was named

a 2019 U.S.




this month, one of the nation’s

highest honors for

high school students. On

June 23, he will attend a

White House-sponsored

ceremony in Washington

D.C., where he will receive

a Presidential Scholar


“I’m getting the award,

but I’m a product of New

Trier: my teachers, friends,

and the community,” Noel

said. “I’m very thankful.”

According to the U.S.

Department of Education,

the U.S. Presidential Scholars

Program was established

in 1964 by executive

order of the President to

recognize and honor some

of the country’s most distinguished

graduating high

school seniors. Scholars

are selected based on their

academic success, artistic

and technical excellence,

essays, school evaluations

and transcripts, as well as

evidence of community

service, leadership and

demonstrated commitment

to high ideals. Of the 161

high school seniors selected

for the 55th class of U.S.

Presidential Scholars, four

students were from Illinois.

“One of the traits I admire

most about Asher is

his ability to conflate his

experiences across disciplines,”

said Noel’s former

AP English Language and

Composition teacher Megan

Garton, whom he invited

to attend the ceremony

in June. “Asher is flexible

in his thinking and moves

through the world with the

conviction that to engage in

any content area is to fully

immerse oneself in both

an artistic and a scientific


In addition to earning

an unweighted GPA of 4.0

and a perfect ACT score of

36 during his time at New

Trier, Noel was involved in

an array of extracurricular

activities. He was a state

and national champion

several times through his

participation with the Math

Team, Science Olympiad,

and Academic Challenge,

and served as a co-head

for all three organizations.

He participated in the 2018

Summer Science Program

in Astrophysics at New

Mexico Tech, where his

focus on Python programming,

orbital mechanics,

and data management was

voted best research presentation

by faculty and published

in the International

Astronomical Union’s

Minor Planet Circular.

Noel worked with fellow

senior Matt Geimer and the

New Trier administration

to establish a TrevIT Internship

Program in which

students provide technology

assistance to staff and

fellow students. He also

co-founded BinaryHeart

with seniors Jack Altman,

Brendon Lee, and Marzuk

Rashid, a student organization

that works to “spread

digital access” by collecting

donations of broken or

used electronic devices and

repairing them. Through

its partnership with Northwestern

Settlement and

other partner charities, BinaryHeart

donates the devices

to underserved youth

in the greater Chicago area.

“Although New Trier is

such a huge school, there

are so many niches for each

individual to get involved,”

Noel said, adding that the

friends he made through

extracurricular activities

provided a sense of community,

which contributed

to his academic success

along with his “amazing


Noel worked closely

throughout the application

process with Post-High

School Counselor Daniel

Rogan and received input

from his AP Biology teacher,

Frank Salerno. While

the process was more indepth

than any of his college

applications, Noel

said Rogan’s work with

previous candidates provided

invaluable experience

in going through the

application process.

“The contributions Asher

made during class discussion

were invaluable,” Garton

said. “I found myself

learning just as much from

Asher as he was from the

great artists we were studying.

He brought a fresh

and invigorating perspective

to works with which

I’m quite familiar, and

for the first time in years

I felt like I was navigating

new terrain. It was a

wonderful experience.”

New Trier presents spring play

‘This Girl Laughs,

This Girl Cries, This

Girl Does Nothing’

entertains crowd

Staff Report

The Performing Arts Division

of New Trier High

School recently presented

its spring play May 8-10 at

the Winnekta Campus Mc-

Gee Theatre. This year’s

choice was “This Girl

Laughs, This Girl Cries,

This Girl Does Nothing,”

by Finegan Kruckemeyer.

The production tells the

story of three young sisters

who are abandoned in

a forest and forced to find

their own way in the world.

From this fairytale beginning,

three resolutions are

made; one sister walks

one way to find purpose,

one walks the other way

to find adventure, and the

third stays right where she

is to build a home. The girls

fight Vikings, cross oceans,

tame wilds, and wonder if

they will meet again.

The play was directed

by Anna James-Noonan

and Nina Lynn.

Actors (left to right) Sabrina Hagedorn, playing Carmen, Marc Filippelli, as the

father, Charlotte Jaffe, as Beatrix, and Greta Zimmer, as the mother, perform in the

Performing Arts Division of New Trier High School production of, “This Girl Laughs,

This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing.” Photos by Lois Bernstein/22nd Century Media

Sarah Olson (left) and Akari Lovestrand play sailors

helping one of the sisters pull down a lighthouse.

Townspeople Skylar Aronson, Sara Bunge, Anita

Shubert and Elie Hartman are sad and hungry.

Albienne (center), played by Isabelle Cowan, decides to

be a baker. She is escorted away by townspeople Ellie

Hartman, Sara Bunge and Anita Shubert.

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2. Salt Creek Tacos offers new concept on the

North Shore

3. Proposed Skokie Valley Trail meeting set for

May 29

4. Fired soccer coach sues Loyola Academy

for false accusations, defamation

5. Winnetka family fights for a sons’ cure with

community outreach

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New Trier High School posted this photo on

May 16 with the caption: “New Trier received

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From the Managing Editor

Intern season has begun

Eric DeGrechie

Managing Editor

While the official

start of summer

is still a month

away, here at the North

Shore offices of 22nd

Century Media it feels

once again as if the season

has already begun.

As you read this edition

of The Current, two of our

seven editorial interns will

have started working for

us. We have the rest coming

in the weeks ahead.

With their work spread

out over our seven newspapers,

our interns will be

surely making names for


Outgoing Wilmette

trustees bid farewell; new

members begin service

The Wilmette Village

Board welcomed two new

trustees, while also bidding

farewell to a pair of outgoing

trustees at its Tuesday,

May 14 meeting.

Julie Wolf was elected

trustee in April 2011. She

served as the chair of the

board’s Administration

Committee and also served

on the Public Safety and

Municipal Services Committees.

Prior to her service

as trustee, she served on

the Streetscape Committee

from 1996-2001, the

themselves this summer as

our readers become more

and more familiar with


For The Current, we

have three working

specifically for us. The

first, Anna Schultz, started

Tuesday, May 21. Currently

a student at Sarah

Lawrence College in New

York, Anna writes for the

school’s Sarah Lawrence

College Political Review.

Anna is a graduate of New

Trier High School and

resides in Winnetka.

Next up is Nora Crumley,

who won’t be starting

until June, but will be here

into September.

Nora is a journalism

major at Northwestern

University’s Medill

School of Journalism.

Also an New Trier graduate,

Nora is a volunteer

newspaper sponsor with

Gale Community Academy

in Chicago where she

organizes Chicago Public

Public Art Committee from

2002-2003 and the Appearance

Review Commission

from 2004-2009. She was

also involved in the Sheridan

Road beautification

effort from 2008-2009 and

she currently serves on the

board of directors of Housing

Own Our Wilmette.

Wolf will continue her service

to the Village as chair

of the Environmental and

Energy Commission.

“I’ve commented to everyone

how well-balanced

the board is,” Wolf said.

“We don’t always agree

but we find a way to work

together. It really has been

a pleasure working with all

School elementary age

students to create as student

newspaper; teaches

basic media skills such as

writing, reporting, photographer

and video.

Last, but not least,

is Wilmette’s Andrew

Favakeh who will be

working with our sports

department. Andrew

started Tuesday, May 14.

Andrew is a sports

media major at Butler

College where he covers

women’s cross-country

and basketball among

other things for the Butler

Collegian. He was a Society

of Professional Journalists

Mark of Excellence

Sports Feature Writing

and Reporting finalist.

That’s the lineup, at

least for The Current. You

may see some other names

from time to time with

cross coverages. At the

conclusion of their internships,

our interns will be

telling you about their

of you. The new board will

be very strong and you’ll

be able to continue some of

the initiatives that are helping

the Village so much.”

Village President Bob

Bielinski and Wolf began

their service on the board

together in 2011 when they

were both elected trustee.

“There’s sort of a certain

special thing for me

because you and I have

served the whole time and

I still remember some of

the coffees that we attended

together as a candidate and

the like,” Bielinski said.

Reporting by Todd Marver,

Freelance Reporter. Story at


experience. In the coming

weeks and months, they

will get first-hand experience

in our newsroom,

working alongside our

editors. We’re excited to

have them aboard.

In the meantime, if

you have any story ideas

you might think they’d

be interested in writing

about, please send them to

Editor Megan Bernard at



go figure

An intriguing number from this week’s edition


The amount of money

that Craig Snower is suing

Loyola Academy for in a

new lawsuit. (See Page 9)

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Holocaust Remembrance Day memorialized with first-ever NSCDS exhibit, Page 23

A walking exhibit was created by students May 2 at North Shore Country Day School for Holocaust Remembrance Day. Jay Young/north shore country day school

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the winnetka current | May 23, 2019 | 23

Holocaust museum teaches students ‘differences must be embraced’

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

North Shore Country

Day School English

teacher Susan Schinleber

and several eighth-grade

students gave voices to the

victims of the Holocaust

through their creation of a

walking exhibit recognizing

Yom HaShoah — Holocaust

Remembrance Day

— typically celebrated

during the month of April

or May.

While Schinleber integrates

teachings of the

Holocaust into her regular

curriculum and devotes a

special lesson to the topic

each year, the exhibit is

a new addition; one that

Schinleber feels is necessary

given the turbulent

times and recent anti-Semitic

instances around the


“I have always been

very passionate about

educating others on the

tragedies of the Holocaust

and this passion has only

intensified while working

with my students,” Schinleber

said. “These young

adults will likely be our

future leaders, who can go

out into the world, educate

others with the true facts

and make a difference.

This mission is more important

than ever given

the growing incidences of

violence against those of

Jewish faith.”

While preparing for the

May 2 exhibit, Schinleber

and her students uncovered

some startling statistics

from the materials gathered

from Echoes and Reflections,

a Chicago-based

organization that provides

free Holocaust classroom

resources and professional

development to teachers.

In 2018 alone, there were

a reported 1,879 anti-

Semitic incidents in the

United States and 53 percent

of people across the

globe do not believe that

the Holocaust occurred. In

addition, only a handful of

states in America mandate

Holocaust education — Illinois

being one of them.

These facts contributed

to the reasons the following

four students participated

in the creation of the

exhibit: Sophie Green, of

Highland Park, Chloe Watrous,

of Wilmette, Hugo

Hourihane, of Winnetka,

and Mira Goldstein, of


A walking exhibit recognizing Holocaust Remembrance

Day was held May 2 at North Shore Country Day School

in Winnetka. Jay Young/north shore country day school

Students (left to right) Chloe Watrous, Sophie Green,

Mira Goldstein and Hugo Hourihane pose with teacher

Susan Schinleber at the exhibit. Alexa Burnell/22nd

Century Media

Green explained despite

being fairly knowledgeable

about the Holocaust,

she learned many new

facts and found the task of

preparing the exhibit to be

emotionally challenging.

“I created a slideshow,

telling the stories of many

victims of the Holocaust

that runs continuously

throughout the exhibit,”

she said. “Our goal was to

give a voice to those who

were denied the chance

to speak and eventually

killed. It was very difficult;

these were just regular

people who were innocently

murdered for their beliefs.

My only hope is that

our exhibit celebrates their

bravery and contributions

and reminds everyone to

stand up against hate. This

message is more important

than ever because there

is so much anger in our

world. We need to teach

others that people are just

people regardless of their

faith or beliefs, differences

must be embraced, not


For Watrous, who

helped prepares a glossary

of terms relating to the

Holocaust, learning about

Nazi propaganda was most


“There was a children’s

book distributed during

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Feed the Homeless,

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In Memoriam

Elizabeth Hinchliff

New Trier graduate

Elizabeth S. Hinchliff

died peacefully in her

sleep at The Judson Manor

in Cleveland on May

15. Hinchliff was born in

Evanston and attended

New Trier High School

and Vassar College. Music

was one of the great

passions of her life, and

she played the piano into

her 90s. She was a founding

volunteer for the Orlando

Symphony Orchestra

during the 1950s and

60s, writing concert notes

among other activities.

She taught many people

to play the piano, and her

face literally lit up joyfully

when she attended concerts

throughout her lifetime.

The Judson houses

several music students every

semester who practice

and perform recitals for

the residents. One of Betty’s

favorite things was listening

to their music as the

halls often resonate with

the sounds of their rehearsals.

Hinchliff promoted

women’s rights, especially

towards the end of her life,

and ardently supported

Emily’s List. She travelled

all over the world, many

times in pursuit of one of

her other favorite activities,

birdwatching. Prior

to living in Cleveland,


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this time called, ‘The Poisonous

Mushroom.’ It was

given to all school children,

teaching them to hate

and fear the Jewish people

and children. The illustrations

were troubling; I

found this to be most eyeopening,”

Watrous said.

As guests entered the

darkened room where the

exhibit was on display,

they were greeted by the

images and stories of the

she was a long-time resident

of Winter Park, Fla.,

where she attended the

Congregational Church,

and Washington, D.C.,

where she was a member

of River Road Unitarian

Universalist Congregation.

She was married

to Arnold J. Wilson for

33 years until his death in

1974. In 1990, Hinchliff

married James Hinchliff,

a childhood friend, who

pre-deceased her in 2009.

She is survived by her

stepson, William Hinchliff

of Chicago, her son James

Wilson and wife, Mimi

Lord, of Cleveland, and

son Peter Wilson and wife,

Betty Wilson, of Washington,

D.C., along with four

grandchildren, one granddaughter-in-law

and two

great-grandchildren. A funeral

service will be held

at the Lakeview Cemetery,

Tiffany Chapel, at 11 a.m.

on May 31.

Linda Lartaud

Linda Tiffany Lartaud,

a New Trier graduate, died

April 19 in Charleston,

S.C. She was born on July

18, 1944, and grew up in


After graduating from

New Trier High School

and Washington University,

she moved to New York

City, where she worked in

victims. The glossary of

terms prepared by Watrous

decorated the rooms, as did

flameless candles, which

are an important symbol in

the Jewish faith. Traditional

Jewish music played in

the background, and guests

were encouraged to write a

note, sharing the emotions

stirred from the exhibit.

For Schinleber, the

event, while somber, was

about honoring those who

paid the ultimate price

for their beliefs, while reminding

others to speak up

human resources. While in

New York she met her future

husband, David Lartaud.

They were married

in July 1979 and moved to

Westfield, N.J., where they

lived for 30 years raising a


Linda worked at Crescent

Avenue Presbyterian

Church in Plainfield, N.J.

She was the office manager

for 16 years and was

very active in the Westfield

Presbyterian Church .

After retiring, she and

David moved to Mt Pleasant,

S.C., where she enjoyed

book group, PEO,

traveling, and a fun group

called Women Who Wine.

Linda is survived by one

son, Derek; her spouse,

David; an older sister,

Terry Sullivan of Vero

Beach, Fla., and many

dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations

in Linda’s name may

be made to Alzheimer’s

Association SC Chapter,

901 Pine St. (lower level),

Spartanburg, S.C. 29302.

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 Winnetka/Northfield


against hate.

“This exhibit is very

much about celebrating

and remembering the real

people who suffered a terrible

injustice. They may

not have been given the

chance to tell their stories,

so we are doing it for them,

while celebrating how they

contributed to the world,”

Schinleber said. “I also

hope the exhibit reminds

all about the consequences

of silence and that we all

need to speak out when we

see an injustice.”

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Local boy plays Jewel Monopoly game to feed neighbors


delivers winnings

to Northfield

Township Pantry


Freelance Reporter

Kids love games, and Jason

Bauer is no exception.

But the game this 9-yearold

likes to play makes it

possible to deliver hundreds

of dollars of food to

local residents in need.

The Glenview thirdgrader

has been playing

the “Shop, Play, Win!”

Monopoly game at Jewel-

Osco every year since he

was 4. And every year,

he delivers his winnings

to the Northfield Township

Food Pantry, a nonprofit

sustained solely by


“This year has been our

luckiest yet,” said Jason,

who has collected over

$400 worth of food and

visited the pantry four

times with the donations

this game period.

Jason’s mother, Katie,

was not surprised by his

big-hearted undertaking.

“He is an outgoing, energetic

and loving kid,”

she said. “We ask all of our

children to give back to the

community in some way.”

Through word of mouth

and social media, his initiative

to collect more

food than the previous

year soon spread. Neighbors,

friends and family,

inspired by his efforts,

were giving him their own

game pieces to support the


“It’s not only neighbors

and friends,” Katie said.

“My older kids go to GBS

(Glenbrook South) and

they come home with Ziploc

bags full of game pieces.

And people leave them

in our mailbox.”

The initial allure of

playing the game was, for

Jason, the prospect of winning

donuts. But with excess

boxes of pasta, cans

of vegetables and bags of

chips filling his pantry,

he soon came up with an

alternate plan — one that

would strengthen his sense

of charity and ties to the


With help from his parents,

he decided to donate

the collected food to the

pantry, which serves more

than 560 households in

Glenview, Northbrook and


“We don’t need 20 packs

of gravy or tomato sauce,”

said Katie, who had previously

volunteered at the

pantry and loved the idea

of helping again. “We

thought giving the food

we collected to the pantry

was a way to do something

good for others.”

The game, an annual

promotion sponsored by

parent company Albertsons,

is played by collecting

tickets at participating

stores each time you shop,

with bonus tickets given

for specific items. The goal

is to collect all game pieces

in a given section, which

is laid out to look like the

Monopoly game board.

Jason Bauer poses with Northfield Township Supervisor Jill Brickman after one of

his trips to donate food and other items. Catherine Rolfes/22nd Century Media

Prizes vary between

cash, gift cards, cars, spas,

houses and more. With

Jason winning more cash

prize tickets this year – the

most being a $50 instant

cash prize given to him

by a friend – he is able to

add another dimension to

his annual lesson in philanthropy,

community and

giving back.

“The instant cash tickets

are used to buy food he

thinks families will enjoy

– like macaroni and cheese

and other items he can relate

to,” Katie said. “But he

does like to keep the free

donuts for himself.”

With all his past successes,

the Glen Grove elementary

student is showing no

signs of giving up this mission.

He has his eye set on

the largest money award

the game has to offer.

“I’m going to do this until

I win the $1 million,” Jason

said, adding he would

donate that money to the

food pantry after “taking a

family trip somewhere in

North America and paying

for college.”

And perhaps buying a

donut (or two) for himself

as a congratulatory treat.

Regina students advance to finals of national history contest

Submitted by Regina

Dominican High School

Regina Dominican

High School has several

students who successfully

competed in the Chicago

Metro History Fair and

have qualified to advance

to the National History

Day Contest this June in


The National History

Day Contest encourages

more than half a million

students around the world

to conduct historical research

on a topic of their


Students enter these

projects at the local level

(here it is at the Chicago

Metro History Fair), with

top students advancing to

the National Contest at the

University of Maryland at

College Park. From each

state only two entries

from the 10 categories

compete in the Nationals.

Regina Dominican

sophomore Anne Berg

qualified with her entry in

the Documentary category,

titled The WPA School

Mural Project: A Missed

Educational Opportunity.

The film explores the impact

and contribution of

the WPA (Works Progress

Administration) Art

project and the fact that

so few schools leveraged

the works (which they

housed and do still today)

as a tool to teach students

about that era and the impact

the initiative had on

our nation’s culture and


Sophomores Grace

Langfels, Kayla Smith,

Maggie Stutz and Mia

Touhy will also be headed

to the National History

Day contest for their entry

in the Performance category

titled The Our Lady

of Angels School Fire:

The Fire That Sparked

the Improvement of Fire

Codes. Their presentation

is a re-enactment detailing

the 1958 tragedy, specifically

how the day unfolded,

what contributed

to the fire’s rapid spread,

why students were unable

to escape and how it ultimately

effected change in

fire code regulations.

RIGHT: Regina Dominican

students (left to right)

Mia Touhy, Kayla Smith,

Maggie Stutz, Grace

Langfels and Anne Berg

recently qualified for

the National History Day

Contest. Photo submitted

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Highland Park tour features Winnetka hotspot

Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

Celebration of the City

of Highland Park’s sesquicentennial

— its 150th

Anniversary — continued

last May 11 when its

Architecture Committee

coordinated three exciting

tours of sites that make it


Each tour had a separate

theme and enabled

participants to learn about

architectural gems located

throughout Highland Park,

which included information

about many former

Highland Park residents

who were responsible

in some way for making

them happen.

One tour, led by Docent

Laura Knapp, who helped

participants discover different

types of architecture

styles. It showcased

residential architecture

throughout the city and

revealed amazing facts

about the development of

Highland Park’s unique


The second tour, led by

Docents Beth Boyd and

Mary Shea, took participants

on an in-depth tour

of art at the Highland Park

Public Library and Ravinia


The third tour, led by

Susan Benjamin, showed

participants Hollywood’s

presence in Highland Park

— sites and homes that

were used as sets for iconic

movies. It included stories

about the individuals

and history of those who

created the movies.

“Many movies were

made in Highland Park,”

said Susan Benjamin who

graduated from Highland

Park High School (HPHS),

was a teacher there and an

assistant superintendent.

The first stop on the tour

was HPHS.

It was one of the movie

sets for “Lucas,” a 1986

teen film. “Lucas” is about

a nerdy freshman and who

wants to be popular and

have a special girl friend

but gets bullied.

“The worst scene in

the movie takes place in

HPHS’ old girls gym,”

Benjamin said. “Now the

area is for history and

foreign language.”

HPHS students made

their mark in the movie


William Goldman is

a writer who grew up in

Highland Park during

the 1940s and wrote the

book “Boys and Girls Together.”

He won his first

Academy Award for the

movie “Butch Cassidy and

the Sundance Kid” and

second one for “All the

President’s Men.”

“He should have won

another for ‘The Princess

Bride,’” said Benjamin.

“He created some phrases

like, ‘…follow the money…’

that became part of

American vernacular.”

His brother, James

Goldman who also went

to Highland Park High

School, wrote the book for

the musical “Follies,” as

well as other plays. Goldman

ultimately became

the ultimate script doctor

for those who needed help

with their scripts.

“The next movie set was

‘Prelude to a Kiss,’” she

said. “You could see the

beach at the end of Vine

but now the house is covered

with trees and shrubs.

It was filmed in 1992.”

Next house on the tour

used for a movie set was

“Home Alone.”

“The scene with Mc-

Cauley Caulkin is Christmas

Eve when he is alone,”

Benjamin said. “He walks

sadly down the street and

sees a house with a family

celebrating Christmas

together. The Rochester

family still owns the

house. They were in the

scene. The inside shots

of the house were done

at a Winnetka house and

Attendees, inlcuding Bob and Peggy Laemle (front)

listen to docents Jean Sogin and Laura Knapp speak

about the historic architecture in Highland Park,

May 11, on the City’s Architecture Bus Tour. Nicole

Carrow/22nd Century Media

scenes inside a church are

from one in Wilmette.”

“Risky Business” was

written and directed by

Paul Brickman from the

1967 Class of HPHS and

wrote “The Bad News

Bears.” Tom Cruise was a

minor-league actor in the

movie before he came to

Highland Park.

“Joel’s parents go out of

town and he takes his father’s

Porsche but it gets

dunked in Lake Michigan,”

Benjamin said. “He

meets a prostitute and her

friends and he and his buddies

think they can house

them and that will pay for

the Porsche’s repairs. The

scenes from this movie set

were done at two different

houses across the street

from each other in the 1200

block of Linden. They look

very different now. One

scene is of Cruise dancing

to ‘Old Time Rock and

Roll’ in his underwear was

filmed at one house and the

other at night with the prostitutes

on the lawn is across

the street.”

She added when Tom

Cruise was on-site, he

did not act like a movie

star. He was really nice

and good to the neighborhood’s

young people.

“Highland Park represents

safety and security

in the Risky Business

movie,” Benjamin said.

Shelton, a neighborhood

coffee shop featured

in Risky Business was

another movie location.

It is now being transformed

into another eatery,

according to Benjamin.

The tour next went down

Waverly for a movie set

from “Sixteen Candles,”

written and directed by

John Hughes. The house is

covered by toilet paper in

the movie. Another house

about a half block away

was also used in the film.

The house used in the

1980 film “Ordinary

People” was in Highland

Park. Robert Redford directed

the movie. Donald

Sutherland and Mary Tyler

Moore played the leading


“Ferris Bueller’s Day

Off” was yet another site

of a movie set in Highland


“People come from all

over to see the house where

the Ferrari went through

the house’s glass window,”

Benjamin said. “The movie

Ferrari was actually made

of fiberglass.”

The tour was popular

with participants.

“I think this tour is a

wonderful way to educate

us about our city,” said

Highland Park resident

Melissa Silverman. “It

brings back good memories

for many of us.”


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(224) 616-3062)

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Ten Ninety Brewing Co.

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■7-9 ■ p.m. every Thursday:

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■7-9 ■ p.m. Saturday, May

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Potato Creek Johnny’s

(1850 Waukegan Road)

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The Lantern of Lake Forest

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(224) 544-5179)

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Writers Theatre

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■7:30 ■ p.m. Friday, May

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(more showtimes, at

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Chicago Botanic Garden

(1000 Lake Cook Road)

■10 ■ a.m. Sunday, May

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Veterans Memorial Park

(299 Park Ave.)

■8 ■ a.m.-7 p.m. Friday,

May 24: Chicago Veterans

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Dazzling performance

45th Annual Ice Show, “The Greatest Show Music,”

showcases 160 ice skaters

May 23 through July 7

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Or (847) 834-0738



Winnetka’s Elizabeth Flatt, 9, jumps in

“Proud Corazon” from “Coco.”

Photos by Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century


Kate Wiley, 11, of Winnetka, performs a

number to “The Cover is Not the Book”

from “Mary Poppins Returns” at the

Winnetka Ice Show, which ran May 3

and 4 at the Winnetka Ice Arena.

Young ice skaters perform to “Be Our

Guest” from “Beauty and the Beast.”

Vivi Adams, 16, of Winnetka, spins

during “Always Remember Us This Way”

from “A Star is Born.”

LEFT: Basic 5 skaters take

the ice for “We Know the

Way” from “Moana.”




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Garden View Cafe’s new

menu connects with nature

Megan Bernard, Editor

Diners at Chicago Botanic

Garden’s Garden

View Cafe get more than

a meal — they get an


The cafe, located inside

the garden in the Village of

Glencoe, provides views

overlooking the blooming

garden and a new menu

tying into this summer’s

pollinator program called

Bees and Beyond.

The subject matter of the

program is timely, according

to Julie McCaffrey, the

public relations manager.

“There is an urgency to

protect pollinators while

we still can,” McCaffrey

said in a press release.

“Pollinators are fundamentally

connected to

plants, therefore, life.”

The cafe’s new menu

was launched this spring

before the garden-wide

program began, giving

a glimpse into what’s to

come this summer. The

food is local and sustainably

produced with seasonal

ingredients made by

pollinators, said executive

chef Mike Hiller.

“We wanted to actually

embody the whole pollinators

concept and theme and

not just call everything the

‘honey bee this’ or ‘honey

bee that,’” Hiller said.

“When you actually start

digging into the pollinator

issue, you realize it’s a

lot more than just bees. …

We’re also drawing more

attention to plants and how

they can help this issue.”

A group of 22nd Century

Media editors recently visited

the garden to try some

of the fresh pollinatorinspired

dishes ourselves.

On the new menu is a

honey bee forager salad,

The honey bee forager salad ($12.99) comes with

dandelion greens, mustard greens, spring mix, apples,

corn, almond, feta and raspberry-honey vinaigrette

at Chicago Botanic Garden’s Garden View Cafe in

Glencoe. Erin Yarnall/22nd Century Media

which is comprised of

dandelion greens, mustard

greens, spring mix,

Granny Smith apples,

roasted corn, slivered almonds,

crumbled feta and

raspberry honey.

Hiller mentioned that

bees thrive on dandelions

and other forager plants,

like mustard greens, so it

was important to highlight

them at the cafe in this


“I was pretty naive before

this all,” he said. “You

always think pollination

occurs and you don’t really

think about it or who does

it or the impact it has. …

The more you dive into it,

the more you find out that

certain plants change their

entire flower to attract specific

pollinators that might

be in the area.”

The dandelion greens

sparked our interest; however,

they were subtle and

not overpowering. The salad

itself was so fresh and

flavorful, drizzled with the

raspberry honey.

Another salad we sampled

was the toasted almond

salmon salad, which

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According to Hiller,

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almonds is “100 percent

dependent on bees,” therefore

it fits perfectly on this


This salad could be a

meal in itself; it’s hearty

with the tender salmon

atop and it is complemented

well with the greens, almonds,

and dressing.

We completed our lunch

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grilled cheese, complete

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brie, sliced red onion

and clover honey drizzle

on buttery hand-sliced

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Guys recap playoffs, predict volleyball

Staff Report

In this week’s episode of

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hosts Michal Dwojak, Michael

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boys and girls track and

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Trier girls water polo coach

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talk some baseball and

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The three talk some

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With the postseason here,

the guys play some Way/No

Way with boys volleyball.

Fourth Quarter

The three continue to

playoff talk with baseball

and lacrosse.


To finish things off, the

guys talk about the latest

news with Loyola and former

coach Craig Snower.

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Andrew Kost

The New Trier pitcher was

also a member of the boys

basketball team.

Do you have any

superstitions before,

during or after a


I eat a peanut butter and

jelly sandwich before every

game and go through

the same stretching and

throwing routine.

What’s one thing

people don’t know

about you?

I can solve a Rubik’s


What’s your greatest


I excel in MLB the

Show 13 on the PS3.

If you could travel

anywhere in the

world, where would it

be and why?

I would travel to Rome

because there is a lot of

history and good food.

If you could have one

meal for the rest of

your life, what would

it be and from where

or who would make


Potbelly’s turkey club

with avocado.

If you won the lottery,

what would you do

with the money?

Invest most of it and

then take a trip to Vegas

with the boys.

If you could play

another sport (other

than basketball and

baseball), what would

it be and why?

I would play tennis or

golf because I enjoy playing

them during the summer.

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Who is your dream

dinner guest?

My grandpa because I

never got a chance to meet

him and he was very influential

in my parents lives.

What’s the biggest

difference between

playing baseball and


Basketball is a back

and forth game, requiring

bursts of maximum energy

and improvisation, while

baseball is a slower paced

game giving you time to

regroup after each pitch.

What’s the hardest part

about playing baseball?

Baseball is a game of

failure, so overcoming the

mental adversity is critical.

The most challenging part

about pitching is using all

your pitches to keep the

hitter off balance.

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This Week In...

Trevian varsity



■May ■ 25 - vs. Loyola/

Fenton/Niles North (at Niles

North), 11 a.m.

■May ■ 29 - vs. TBA (at

Loyola Sectional), 5 p.m.

Boys lacrosse

■May ■ 25 - vs. TBA (at

Loyola Sectional), 5:30 p.m.

■May ■ 28 - vs. TBA (at New

Trier Supersectional), 5:30


■May ■ 30 - vs. TBA (IHSA

semifinals at Hinsdale

Central), 5 p.m.

Girls lacrosse

■May ■ 24 - vs. TBA (at

Resurrection Sectional), 5


■May ■ 28 - vs. TBA (at New

Trier Supersectional), 7:30


Girls soccer

■May ■ 24 - vs. TBA (at New

Trier Sectional), 6 p.m.

■May ■ 28 - vs. TBA (at

Fremd Supersectional),

5:30 p.m.

Boys tennis

■May ■ 23-25 - at IHSA

State Finals, TBA

Boys track and field

■May ■ 24-25 - at IHSA

State Finals, TBA

Boys volleyball

■May ■ 24 - vs. TBA (at

Glenbrook North Sectional),

6:30 p.m.

■May ■ 28 - vs. TBA (at

Glenbrook North Sectional),

6 p.m.

Rambler varsity



■May ■ 25 - vs. New Trier/

Taft/Schurz (at Niles North),

11 a.m.

■May ■ 29 - vs. TBA (at

Loyola Sectional), 5 p.m.

Boys lacrosse

■May ■ 25 - vs. TBA (at

Loyola Sectional), 5:30 p.m.

■May ■ 28 - vs. TBA (at New

Trier Supersectional), 5:30


■May ■ 30 - vs. TBA (IHSA

semifinals at Hinsdale

Central), 5 p.m.

Girls lacrosse

■May ■ 24 - vs. TBA (at

Resurrection Sectional), 5


■May ■ 28 - vs. TBA (at New

Trier Supersectional), 7:30


Girls soccer

■May ■ 24 - vs. TBA (at New

Trier Sectional), 6 p.m.

■May ■ 28 - vs. TBA (at

Fremd Supersectional),

5:30 p.m.

Boys tennis

■May ■ 23-25 - at IHSA

State Finals, TBA

Boys track and field

■May ■ 24-25 - at IHSA

State Finals, TBA

Boys volleyball

■May ■ 24 - vs. TBA (at

Glenbrook North Sectional),

6:30 p.m.

■May ■ 28 - vs. TBA (at

Glenbrook North Sectional),

6 p.m.

Raider varsity



■May ■ 25 - vs. TBA (at

Harvest Christian Academy)

Sectional), 10 a.m.

■May ■ 27 - vs. TBA

(at Benedictine

Supersectional), noon

Girls soccer

■May ■ 24 - vs. TBA (IHSA

State semifinals at North

Central College), 7 p.m.

■May ■ 25 - vs. TBA (IHSA

State finals at North Central

College), 3/5 p.m.

Girls track and field

New Trier wins 3,200-meter relay state title

Daniel L Chamness

Freelance Reporter

The New Trier Trevians

saw gold at the end of the


In the finals of the Illinois

High School Association

Class 3A State Championships,

the Trevians

dashed to victory in the

3,200-meter relay, finishing

the race in 9 minutes,

11.70 seconds.

“That was a great way to

start the meet,” said James

Klotz, a New Trier assistant

coach. “We wanted to

be close when the third athlete

(Leah Ulrich) handed

off to Marnie Sullivan, our

anchor leg. We knew if we

were close, we had a good

chance to win it.”

Part of the Trevian

coaching staff was

100 yards away when the

moment happened and

hugged each other enthusiastically.

What probably

made it more satisfying for

the competitors as well as

the coaching staff was it

was hard-fought.

“I just kept my head

down and tried to run

through the end,” Sullivan

said. “I did not know

how close Hoffman Estates

was. I just focused

on the finish line and concentrated

on getting there.

When I crossed the finish

line, I was a little shocked.

I am just enjoying this


How hard-fought? Hoffman

Estates was less than

six-tenths of a second behind

the Trevians, finishing

in 9:12.26.

Two Trevian seniors,

Ulrich and Sullivan, combined

talents with junior

Bridget Forbes and sophomore

Emma Braband to

earn the state championship

in the event.

The top five teams all

broke 9:20 and by 9:27, all

the placing teams had finished

the race. In the final

100 meters, Sullivan, clad

in green and white with

pink socks, emerged with

the lead. Hoffman Estates,

also uniquely attired, was

in hot pursuit. But, Sullivan

was more than capable

of holding off the hardcharging

runner-up team,

which is exactly what the

senior did.

“This is so good,” Ulrich

said. “We are going

out with a bang.”

The Trevians are no

strangers to placing at the

state finals or even winning

the state championship

in the 3,200-meter

relay. They accomplished

the feat earlier in the decade,

racing to the championship

in Class 3A in

2013. Since 2010, the Trevians

have been among

the top nine teams in the

state in the 3,200-meter

relay a total of six times.

New Trier also was a

force in the final relay of

the day, the 1,600-meter

relay. Once again, Sullivan

ran the anchor leg.

The squad finished third

in 3:55.90. In addition to

Sullivan, junior Bridget

Forbes was also a member

of the relay, running third

leg. The two paired with

senior Sydney Kunkler

and sophomore Bridget


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Loyola 5, Evanston 4

Colin Summerhill had

a walk-off RBI double to

win the game Saturday,

May 18, in Glenview.

New Trier 8, Rolling

Meadows 0

Preston Anderson went

six innings, striking out 11,

walking one and giving up

two hits Saturday, May 18.

New Trier 4, Evanston 1

Jack Miller went 3-for-

3 with an RBI and a run

scored May 15 in Evanston.

North Shore Country Day

10, Schaumburg Christian


Teddy Wilson and Panagiotis

Kanellos combined

for a no-hitter Nay 15 in


North Shore 8, Parker 2

Trevor Hayward went

high school highlights

The rest of the week in high school sports

3-for-4 with two runs

scored and four RBI May



Loyola 15, Fenton 0

Kathryn Kinsella threw

a one-hitter and drove in

two Friday, May 17, in


Loyola 14, New Trier 1

KK Raymond and Emily

Molloy both went 4-for-4

with four runs scored May

15 in Glenview.

Girls soccer

Loyola 7, Lincoln Park 0

Meredith Phillips scored

four goals in a regional

semifinal win May 15.

New Trier 3, Maine West


Emma Weaver scored

twice and Alex Wirth

had one in the Trevians’

regional-final win Friday,

May 17, in Des Plaines.

New Trier 9, Taft 1

Caroline Finnigan

scored twice in the regional

semifinal win May 14.

Boys volleyball

New Trier d. Niles North

26-24, 25-19

Peter Brown had 15 kills

for the Trevians May 15.

New Trier d. Glenbrook

South 25-18, 27-25

Colin Heath led the way

with 9 kills, 10 digs and

two blocks May 13.

Girls lacrosse

Loyola 18, Marist 2

Sloan Trapp scored a

season-high four goals

May 15.

New Trier 15, Hinsdale

Central 9

Claudia Shevitz scored

six goals in a road win

May 15.

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Girls soccer

NSCDS wins sectional via shutout

Neil Milbert

Freelance Reporter

North Shore Country

Day stepped up its game

in the second half of

its IHSA Class 1A Sectional

championship soccer

match with Willows

Academy at Waukegan’s

Dougdale Park and took

a resolute step toward a

second straight trip to the

state finals.

Emily Weil, Edith Edwards-Mizel

and Paige

Forester scored the goals

and goalkeeper Abby Renaud

recorded the shutout

in the 3-0 victory on Saturday,

May 18, that enabled

the Raiders to take

the Sectional title for the

second straight season after

capturing it for the first

time last year.

North Shore was a 4-1

winner at Willows during

the regular season and

dominated the first half.

The Raiders took 13 shots

and several were excellent

scoring chances. Meanwhile,

Renaud had to

make six saves and only

one was difficult.

Nevertheless, coach

Lizzy Gifften was concerned,

very aware that

it was anyone’s game.

“They have a good coach

(Leah Kartsimas) and

they’re much improved

(since the prior meeting),”

she said.

Giffen told her team:

“You can’t turn the ball

over and you have to play


Weil got the message.

Taking a pass from Allie

Charnas, she outmaneuvered

defenders as she

moved across the goal

mouth from the near left

side and then lifted a

high shot just inside the

right goal post to open the

scoring with 12 seconds

elapsed in the second half.

“We got the energy up

at halftime and coming

out I tried to feed on that,”

she said. “I was trying to

go for the corner and get

the goal.”

Weil had another good

chance a few minutes later

but this time her shot was

stopped by goalie Kathryn


The Raiders stayed in

their attacking mode and

were rewarded 12 minutes

into the half when

Edwards-Mizel’s low shot

from the right side found

the left corner of the net.

“Patience is not one

of my strong points but I

moved through traffic and

waited to shoot when the

goalie was moving out,”

Edwards-Mizel said.

After getting the assist

on Edwards-Mizel’s goal,

Forester added another

insurance goal 13 minutes

later. Caroline Segal was

credited with the assist.

Forester said: “In the

second half we came out

with a different mind-set.

We went in thinking we

had to do whatever we

could to win it.”

North Shore Country Day poses after winning its Class

1A sectional title Saturday, May 18, in Waukegan. Photo


The victory improved

the Raiders’ record to 14-3.

Giffen believes experience

and scoring capability

are their biggest assets

as they attempt to move

on to the state championship

match and succeed

where they failed last season

against Notre Dame

of Quincy.

She has nine starters

back from that team —

which went farther than

any team in school history

— and she pointed out

“we have multiple players

who have scored 9, 10, 11


The players are of the

opinion that they have

also have camaraderie

going for them.

“A big thing last year

was team chemistry and

this year we’ve been even

closer as a team,” Weil said.

According to Edwards-

Mizel, “we genuinely enjoy

being with each other.”

Boys tennis

New Trier sweeps its own sectional, Loyola takes second

Todd marver

Freelance Reporter

In the first sectional at

New Trier’s new Northfield

campus tennis courts,

New Trier’s sectional

participants placed first

and second in singles and

doubles to lead the Trevians

to a sectional title with

a perfect score of 36 on

Saturday, May 18. Both of

New Trier’s singles players

and both doubles teams

advanced to state. The Trevians

have much higher aspirations

than just winning

the sectional though. New

Trier placed second in state

last year and hope to top


“Every year we’re basically

trying to win state, so

I’d be pretty disappointed if

we didn’t win sectionals,”

sophomore Jay Wagh said.

“I think we’re all pretty set

to win state.”

New Trier senior Jake Zipoli

was the singles champion

of the sectional, while

the team of junior Dylan

Drier and Wagh was the

sectional’s doubles champion.

Sophomore Max

Bengtsson placed second in

singles, while senior Brent

Saltzman and sophomore

Colin Fox placed second

in doubles. Drier and Wagh

won the all-New Trier doubles

final over Saltzman

and Fox 6-7, 6-2, 6-4. Prior

to the championship match,

Drier and Wagh won their

first three matches of the

tournament rather easily

(6-0, 6-0), (6-0, 6-1) and

(6-0, 6-2).

“It was a breeze for the

first two matches,” Wagh

said. “I think we went hard

and played well. The last

match was tough because

it was against our own

team, but we still played

well throughout the whole


Saltzman and Fox didn’t

lose a set in its first three

matches of the tournament.

They won their second

match of sectionals by default

and won the other two

6-0, 6-0.

The singles championship

match was not played.

Zipoli won it over Bengtsson

by default. Like his

doubles counterparts, Zipoli

also won his first three

matches of the tournament

rather easily (6-0, 6-0), (6-

1, 6-0), (6-1, 6-1).

“I’ve improved a lot

thanks to this team,” Zipoli

said. “I started kind of hot

then went down, struggled

at the beginning of the year

and then the team helped

me get better and now I feel

that I could do the best that

I could ever do.”

Like Saltzman and Fox,

Bengtsson also didn’t lose a

set in his first three matches

of the tournament, winning

them all 6-0, 6-0.

Loyola placed second

in the sectional with 17

points and advanced both

of its doubles teams to

state. Seniors Michael and

Ryan Reardon placed third

in doubles at the sectional,

while seniors John Carpenter

and Patrick Lawler

placed fourth.

“We usually only have

one group qualify for state,

so having two doubles

teams is awesome,” Ryan

Reardon said. “We’d like

to have some singles, but

we’ll get them next year I

guess, but it’s super awesome

that we have two

teams qualifying.”

The two Loyola doubles

teams faced off in the thirdplace

match with the Reardons

emerging victorious

7-6, 6-0. The Reardons won

a hard-fought state qualifying

match on Friday over

Evanston’s Alec Avery and

Ben Ward 6-2, 5-7, 6-1.

“We had a tough match

yesterday against Evanston

that went to three

sets. At some point it felt

like we weren’t even going

to make it through the

first day,” Michael Reardon

said. “But we made it

through and then ended up

with third. We didn’t even

expect to win today, so it

was a good feeling.”

The Reardons started

the tournament with a 6-2,

6-3 win prior to their statequalifying

match. They

lost 6-0, 6-0 to New Trier’s

second-place doubles team

in the semifinals prior to

winning third place.

“It just feels great,” Michael

Reardon said. “At

the beginning of the season

our one goal was to make

it to state and now we not

only accomplished it, but

we also came in third in the

seeding which is nice. It’s a

great feeling.”

Carpenter and Lawler

won their first match of the

tournament 6-0, 6-0 and

won their second match

6-2, 6-3. They then lost 6-0,

6-2 to New Trier’s firstplace

doubles team in the

semifinals prior to losing

the third-place match.

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New Trier falls short in third-place match at state

Michael Wojtychiw, Sports Editor

New Trier’s girls water polo

team has become somewhat of

a regular at the water polo state

finals. For the fifth time in six

years, the Trevians advanced to

at least the state quarterfinals at


However, unlike their previous

two appearances in 2016 and

2017, the Trevians would go on

to win their quarterfinal game

and guarantee themselves a state


Unfortunately for New Trier,

that’s where the winning

stopped, as it dropped both

its semifinal game to Naperville

North and the third-place

game to Mother McAuley

11-6 on Saturday, May 18, in


“We were able to beat Conant

and that was one of our big objectives,

to get to Saturday at

state and we achieved that objective,”

New Trier coach Matt

Wendt said. “We just fell flat.

“We got home after 11 p.m.

on Thursday and some of the

girls were up to 1:30 a.m. doing

homework. We were gassed,

there was nothing left in the

tank. It sucked the energy out of

our team, but I’m proud of the

girls, they battled.”

The game got off to a rough







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start for the Trevians, as the

Mighty Macs scored just 15 seconds

in. Emilia Zientara scored

her 11th goal of the year with

four-and-a-half minutes to play

in the period, as the Trevians

seemed to ease into the game

after a rough start.

The teams traded shot for

shot, save for save, for the majority

of the first period until

Mother McAuley scored on a

man-up and then a breakaway

on consecutive possessions in

the last 38 seconds of the period,

giving the Mighty Macs a

3-1 lead.

Taylor Jones would score to

cut the lead to 3-2 with just over

five minutes to go in the half, but

McAuley responded with a 3-1

run to extend the lead to 6-3 at

the half.

The Mighty Macs scored twice

early in the third, but the Trevians

would respond with backto-back

goals by Emma Wendt

and Leah Caywood but the deficit

would still be four, 9-5, going

into the final period.

Two more McAuley goals

and the game was all but sealed.

Kasey Umlauf would leave the

way with two goals and goalie

Maddie Beacom had 10 saves,

including four in the first period.

For seniors like Caywood and

New Trier’s Taylor Jones backpedals to escape pressure by Mother McAuley’s Maddie Schultz

Saturday, May 18, in Lincolnshire. Tracy Allen/22nd Century Media

Capts. Carrie Hoza and PhilHoza

Beacom, this ends their careers

with the highest finish the program

has achieved since a state

runner-up finish in 2015.

“Leah Caywood was the third

Caywood sister I’ve had and

she’s been one of our big scorers

for us,” Wendt said. “Maddie

Beacom played really well

in the goal. She’s had some ups

and downs but when she came to

play, she played really well.”

Beacom was really happy

and proud about how her team

showed up this season.

“All the work we put in really

showed in the pool,” she

said. “I’m proud of everything

we did this year and

so thankful to have spent the

season with these girls.”






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CHA’s Thomas to take his talents to Geneva College

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1. New Trier girls

track and field

(above). The

3,200 relay team

won the state title

and the 1,600

relay team took

third at the state

meet Saturday,

May 18, in

Charleston, Ill.

2. North Shore

Country Day

girls soccer. The

Raiders won

their second


sectional title,

defeating Willows


3. New Trier girls

water polo. The

Trevians finished

fourth at the

state meet.

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

For Curtis Thomas,

playing college volleyball

had been a dream since he

can remember. But to fulfill

that dream, his potential

college needed to have

two key components: the

opportunity to play volleyball

and to be a Christian


That dream came true

Tuesday, May 14, when the

Christian Heritage Academy

senior signed his letter

of intent to play at Geneva

College next season.

But why would a student

from the Midwest choose

to go halfway across the

country to Pennsylvania for


“I really love the community

there,” he said. “I

visited the campus in the

summer and I really, really

loved it but I just visited recently

a couple weeks ago

and saw the campus with

a bunch of students on it

and I liked the community.

I saw a practice there and I

really loved what they were

doing and I got to see the

dorms. So that’s why I really

chose Geneva and also

because of the good Christian

background they come

from. I really thought it was

important to have that lead

where I choose at; I really

wanted to be at a Christian


Prior to choosing Geneva,

Thomas had also considered

Greenville University

and North Greenville

University, among others.

Since Thomas went to

a Christian school for the

majority of his life, it was

one of the three major requirements

he was looking

for because it has played

such a big part in his life

for so long.

“Growing up in a Christian

school, I’ve learned

so much about God and so

much about myself, and

I just thought it would be

amazing to continue that,”

he said. “I think that when

you start there, you get a

better opportunity to grow

closer to many different

other people and to evangelize,

and to show your faith,

and to show what God has

given you.”

Thomas has played his

club volleyball with the

Rolling Thunder Volleyball

Club and Chicago Bounce

Volleyball. He started

playing the sport in sixth

grade and club volleyball

in eighth grade. The setter

has also been on the varsity

squad at Christian Heritage

for all four of his high

school years; first starting

as an outside hitter, then

moving to defensive specialist,

before taking his

spot as the leader of the offense

as a setter for the past

three or so seasons.

While he said he has

played pretty much every

position on the court, he

truly loves the role he’s in


“I didn’t really like setting

at first. It was kind of

hard for me but I’ve grown

to love it just because I just

Curtis Thomas (sitting) poses with (from left-to-right) Christian Heritage Academy

President Hutz Hertzberg and athletic director and boys volleyball coach Jeff Cook at

Thomas’ signing day May 14 in Northfield. Michael Wojtychiw/22nd Century Media

like — well it’s kind of selfish

— I kind of like touching

the ball every single

time so that’s one reason

and number two I just like

helping people in general,”

he said. “I feel like setting

is like the embodiment of

that in a sport you’re bettering

the ball one, and then

you’re making it so that the

hitter can hit the ball and

doing a bunch of different

things whether its just

like putting it in a different

place or just like making it


While in college, Thomas

plans on taking part in

as many activities as he

can, including the marching

band, symphonic band

and a part of the Center

of Student Engagement,

a campus organization

for student-led service


Music has always been a

big aspect of Thomas’ life,

so it really isn’t a shock that

he plans on pursuing activities

involving anything

music-related, although

he’s never been part of

marching band.

“I think music is a gateway

to the soul, and I think

music is God’s gift to the

world,” Thomas said.

While at Geneva, Thomas

plans on studying computer

science with an emphasis

in cyber security,

something he’s grown to

love over his time at Christian


He’ll look back fondly

on his time at the Northfield

school and how it

helped mold him into who

he is today.

“It’s definitely prepared

me a lot, academically especially

and just being a

student-athlete who takes

academics seriously,” he

said. “They have a bunch

of teachers who have really

gone and supported

it and ... just really helped

me whether I’m struggling

in a class or just [need

someone] to talk to. That

has really prepared me so

I could go further and learn

more about what I’m really

interested in. ... As well as

just having my coaches especially

help me become a

man of God through volleyball.

(It) has really helped

me grow here, making me

learn more about myself

and who I am and what I

can offer to the world.”

Listen Up

“You can’t turn the ball over and have to play


Lizzy Giffen — North Shore Country Day soccer coach on what

she told her team at halftime of the sectional final.

tunE in

What to watch this week

BOYS TENNIS: New Trier and Loyola will take part in the

IHSA state finals.

• New Trier and Loyola travel to northern suburban

schools for the state finals May 23-25.


35 - This Week In

34 - Athlete of the Week

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Michael

Wojtychiw, m.wojtychiw@22ndcenturymedia.com.

The winnetka current | May 23, 2019 | WinnetkaCurrent.com


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