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D39, police address threats at

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Char Crews keeps busy in Wilmette,

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Movin’ and Groovin’ in the


10:30 a.m. June 13, Wilmette

Public Library, 1242

Wilmette Ave. Ages 0-6.

Move and groove with

Wiggleworms! Space is

limited. Free day-of tickets

will be available at

the Youth Desk on a firstcome,

first-served basis.


Out-of-This-World Art

3-4:30 p.m. June 14,

Wilmette Public Library,

1242 Wilmette Ave.

Drop in and experiment

with different media

to decorate stars, planets,

and more for our bulletin

boards in honor of our

Summer Reading theme, A

Universe of Stories. Dress

for mess. For the whole



Summer Reading Kickoff


1:30-2:15 p.m. June 15,

Wilmette Public Library,

1242 Wilmette Ave.

Kick off summer reading

with an all-ages concert

by family favorite

Scribble Monster.


Free Scavenger Hunt

June 17 through Aug. 4,

throughout Wilmette. Officer

Engles has misplaced

the key to the Gross Point

jail cell.

Step out with your family

this summer to learn a

bit of local history and enjoy

a fun scavenger hunt.

Kids aged 13 and

younger who are accompanied

by an adult are eligible

to participate in this

free program organized

by the Wilmette Historical

Museum and Wilmette/

Kenilworth Chamber of


For more information,

visit wilmettehistory.org.


Hometowns to Hollywood

- Judy Garland

2-3 p.m. June 18, Wilmette

Public Library, 1242

Wilmette Ave. Join us for a

presentation on the life and

career of Judy Garland.

This June marks the 50th

Anniversary of her death.


Stories in the Park

10:30-11 a.m. June 19,

Vattmann Park, 1461 Lake

Ave., Wilmette.

For the whole family.

Join us for stories and activities

on Wednesdays at

Vattmann Park! In case

of rain or extreme heat,

meet in the Youth Program



Songs of the Plaza

6:30 p.m. June 20, Plaza

del Lago, Wilmette. Enjoy

summer on Thursday

nights when the shopping

center hosts free outdoor

concerts starting with Spoken

Four covering any

style and era, with a fun,

high energy show.

Swim A Mile

7:15 a.m. June 22, Gillson

Beach lakefront, Wilmette.

Race the Wilmette

Open Water and support

Wilmette parks. One-mile

course. Find out more at



West Wilmette Merchants


10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 22,

West Wilmette. Treats for

moms and treats for kids.

Your favorite businesses

in West Wilmette are welcoming

the season with

their Celebrate Summer

promotion. Visit www.


or call the Wilmette/Kenilworth

Chamber at (847)

251-3800 for more information.

Singing and Dancing

12:30 p.m. June 26,

Mallinckrodt Park Gazebo,

Wilmette. Concerts

for all ages are scheduled

all summer starting with

a kids show, Istvan & His

Imaginary Band, featuring

cool, cleverly crafted kids’


United churches celebration

10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 30,

Vattman Park, Wilmette.

All are invited to a celebration

of the Holy Eucharist

at a Unity Mass as

the Village’s two historic

Roman Catholic parishes,

Saint Joseph and Saint

Francis Xavier, prepare to

formally join together on

July 1. A picnic gathering

is set to begin immediately

following the mass in Vattmann


Yankee Doodle Dash

8 a.m. July 3, Gillson

Park, Wilmette. New

name, new day, new distance

(5K) and prizes for

Most Patriotic Costume.

Register at www.wilmettepark.org.

Under the Stars

Sunset July 13, Gillson

Beach, Wilmette.

Gather your camping gear

and round up the kids

for Wilmette’s Gillson

Beach Campout. As the

sun sets, roast marshmallows

around the camp fire

and enjoy some familyfriendly

entertainment. At

sunrise enjoy cereal, juice

and coffee before your

memorable stay draws to

a close. All children must

be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Staff will be

available during the entire

event. Visit www.wilmettepark.org.


French Market

Wilmette’s French Market

on Saturdays features

fresh produce, breads,

flowers and other artisanal

goods in the commuter lot

just north of the Wilmette

Village Hall, 1200 Wilmette

Ave. Check it out

from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. weekly.

Type 1 Diabetes Lounge

7 p.m., second Wednesday,

Wilmette Public

Library, 1242 Wilmette

Ave. The Type 1 Diabetes

Lounge provides a supportive

social network

with monthly programs

provided by medical and

technical professionals

with topics such as research

updates, cuttingedge

technologies, management

techniques and

lifestyle issues. Connect

with peers to exchange

information, feelings and

ideas for creative problem

solving. Find out more at


WW2 Vet Roundtable

10-11:30 a.m., third

Wednesday of every

month, Wilmette Public


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.

Library, 1242 Wilmette

Ave., Wilmette. World War

II veterans gather for lively

conversation and plentiful

coffee. Participants rarely

miss a meeting. Newcomers

are welcome.

Observation Days

By appointment, weekdays,

Rose Hall Montessori

School, 1140 Wilmette

Ave., Wilmette.

Observation days are held

every day at Rose Hall, so

call the school to schedule

an appointment. Observe a

classroom, meet with the

director and learn about

how a Montessori school

can benefit your child.

Schedule an appointment

by emailing admin@rosehallmontessori.org

or by

calling (847) 256-2002.

Tuesday Tours, Baker

Demonstration School

By appointment, 9-10

a.m., Tuesdays, Baker

Demonstration School,

201 Sheridan Road, Wilmette.

Baker welcomes

parents to schedule an

appointment to see their

Pre-kindergarten through

eighth-grade classrooms

in action, each Tuesday

while school is in session.

Tour the campus, meet the

faculty and staff, and learn

how Baker’s century-long

commitment to progressive

education can benefit

your child. Call (847)

425-5813 or admissions@

bakerdemschool.org to

confirm your appointment.

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Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 9 days ago

Former NSCDS student allegedly

sexually abused by volunteer

Megan Bernard

Contributing Editor

A former female North

Shore Country Day School

student reported on social

media that she was

emotionally and sexually

abused by a volunteer

while a student at the Winnetka

school, according

to an email sent Tuesday,

June 4, by NSCDS Head

of School Tom Flemma.

The woman alleged the

incident occurred while

she was an Upper School

student more than 10 years

ago and levied the accusation

against “someone who

was volunteering at the

school for a short period

of time,” Flemma’s email


It is not clear if the alleged

abuse happened on

school property, and The

Beacon was unable to immediately

locate the aforementioned

social media


“As you can imagine,

we are shocked and saddened

by this report,”

reads Flemma’s email, also

signed by Molly Shotwell

Oelerich, NSCDS Board

of Trustees chairperson.

“This is a letter we

hoped never to write,” it

continues. “We care deeply

From June 4

about and remain committed

to the well-being of all

North Shore students past

and present. As we work

to understand and respond

to unfortunate circumstances,

we will continue

to communicate with the

North Shore community.”

The school’s spokesperson

Tura Cottingham

said there is no additional

information to share as of

press time.

In response to the former

student’s accusation,

NSCDS has informed Illinois

Department of Children

and Family Services,

and “engaged some of the

nation’s leading authorities

on these issues, David

Wolowitz and Susan

Schorr of the McLane

Middleton law firm,”

Flemma says in the email.

Deputy Chief of Police

Brian O’Connell said no

report of this alleged abuse

was filed with Winnetka

Police Department.

The email also states

NSCDS’s hiring processes

“conform to best practices

and Illinois state laws

regarding background

checks and fingerprinting.”

NSCDS is encourag-

From June 5

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 8 days ago

UPDATE: Bomb threat at Wilmette Junior High ‘included’ racist content

Eric DeGrechie, Editor “We are pleased to report

that the search confirmed

there is no danger

Authorities responded

Wednesday, June 5, to a at WJHS,” the emails

bomb threat that “included state. “While the followup

investigation is ongo-

anti-Semitic language and

graffiti” written in a bathroom

stall at Wilmette school is safe.”

ing, we are confident the

Junior High School, according

to a press release cious items were found.

Reportedly, no suspi-

from the Wilmette Police The email to the community

sent out Wednes-


The release sent out day — and obtained by According to Wilmette police, the student who found the

Thursday followed up a The Beacon — did not message “properly” reported it to Wilmette Junior High

joint email delivered to the include any mention of School administrators. 22nd Century Media File Photo

Wilmette Public Schools anti-Semitic language and

District 39 community graffiti.

Lechner says in the email. the email that Jackson addressed

yesterday’s events

Wednesday night that did The omission of that “The hate graffiti component

is a student mat-

at a previously planned

not mention the racist content

and was co-signed by well with many parents, ter, which requires thor-

Thursday morning student

information did not sit

Superintendent Ray Lechner

and Wilmette Police has several children in the acknowledge this process “Students were encour-

including Pam Levy, who ough investigation. We assembly.

Chief Kyle Murphy. district.

could take several days to aged to be ‘upstanders’

WPD’s followup press “I am shocked and fully address.”

and to report any concerns

release also said that a disappointed that D39 Holly Goldin, Wilmette to adults,” Lechner’s email

student’s name appeared wouldn’t make that information

available to the cation director, told The minded of the ways they

Public Schools communi-

says. “Students were re-

as the signer of the bomb

threat. It is unclear at this parents and the community,”

Levy said. “I am the disclosing exactly what issues or concerns.”

Beacon the district is “not can anonymously report

time if the name was that

of the student who actually daughter of a child survivor

of the Holocaust and threat.

district will be reviewing

appeared” in the bomb Lechner said the school

wrote the threat.

According to Wilmette I am concerned about this There is increased police

presence in the WJHS ing the input of outside

its practices and is seek-

police, the student who omission.”

found the message “properly”

reported it to WJHS omission in the email sent June 6.

As The Beacon reported

Lechner addressed the building today, Thursday, experts.

administrators, and police out Thursday.

According to Lechner, last month, the school recently

implemented ran-

were called at approximately

11:41 a.m. The were unhappy we did not met with staff Thursday

“I know many of you Principal Kelly Jackson

dom dog searches of hallways,

lockers and school

initial police investigation address this [anti-Semitic morning to discuss school

did not indicate a credible

threat, but “out of an yesterday’s email. Student and a reminder to staff to

language and graffiti] in safety, support for students

grounds for illicit drugs

and narcotics, gunpowderbased

items, alcoholic

abundance of caution,” a safety is our priority; we “be alert to student conversations

and report con-

precautionary dog search believed the written bomb

beverages, and commonly

of the building was conducted,

police said. notification to families,” Lechner also stated in Please see BOMB,

threat required immediate cerns to administration.”

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Summer got off to a

swinging start on Saturday,

June 8, when more

than 1,000 people gathered

at the new Gillson Park

beach house during the

Ouilmette Foundation’s

inaugural Beach Bash fundraiser.

The Ouilmette Foundation

is a 501 (c) (3), that

exists to support the park

district with endeavors

that fall outside of the typical

budget. Steve Wilson,

Wilmette Park District executive

director, explained

how the Ouilmette Foundation

Board turned the

idea of a beach bash into a

reality, benefitting the entire


“This beach party is a

long time coming and one

made possible because

of the Ouilmette Foundation,”

Wilson said. “Tonight,

we have the chance

to showcase our new

beach house while hopefully

starting a new tradition

here in Wilmette.”

Over the past several

months, Beach Bash cochairs

Heather Oliver and

John Olvany collaborated

with folks like Lindsay

Thomas, Park District

manager of district operations,

mapping out

the dozens of particulars.

Cheryl Leahy, a Wilmette

mom blogger, also jumped

in to help, handling marketing,

promotions and


The event required the

manpower of Park District

professionals who helped

with the logistics. The

Wilmette fire and police

departments were also on

Beachgoers (front row) Veronica Quinn and Brianna

Holmberg, and (back row) Samantha Kirr, Gia

Musacchio, Catherine Carmichael and Phoebe Karabas,

all of Wilmette, enjoy the festivities at the Ouilmette

Foundation’s Beach Bash Saturday, June 8, at Gillson

Park in Wilmette. Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media

deck, ensuring the evening

ran smoothly and safely.

For Oliver, the collaboration

between so many

was inspiring, making her

proud to be part of the initiative.

“It has been my pleasure

to coordinate the team of

other Ouilmette Foundation

board members and

collaborate with the Park

District staff to plan a

community event that will

become a community tradition,”

Oliver said.

During the evening,

guests were treated to nibbles

from Toasty Cheese,

La Cocinta and Best

Truckin’ BBQ. Beverages

were supplied by the Wilmette

Wine Cellar, Temperance,

Casey Tagney

and Cruz Blanca.

Attendees also enjoyed

the chance to let loose with

games like spike ball and

corn hole, before relaxing

by a beach bonfire. Those

interested in dancing the

night away, had the opportunity

to do so, thanks

to two local artists —

Morrissey drummer Matt

Walker, who performed

with his band, Blitz FM,

and Mike Zabrin, Wilmette

Rock House’s studio

manager, performing in

Mike Zabrin’s Funktastic.

Foundation Board President

Suzanne Averill said

she hoped the night reminded

everyone to enjoy

the beauty of the Wilmette

waterfront, while bringing

attention to the Ouilmette

Foundation too.

“We are so excited to

have people out celebrating

with us tonight; we

want to remind everyone

just how special our Wilmette

beaches are,” Averill

said. “Tonight is also a

great way to bring awareness

to the mission of the

Ouilmette Foundation,

teaching guests how funds

from an event like this one,

contribute to the wellness

of our local parks.”

For more information

on the Ouilmette Foundation

or to make a donation,

visit www.ouilmettefoundation.org.

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Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 7 days ago

Mosquitoes test positive for

West Nile virus in Kenilworth

Submitted by North Shore

Mosquito Abatement


The North Shore Mosquito

Abatement District

has found the first West

Nile virus positive mosquitoes

to occur in their

traps in Kenilworth and

Northfield this year.

One batch of mosquitoes,

collected on May 31,

from an NSMAD trap in

Kenilworth, and one batch

of mosquitoes collected on

June 3, from one of the traps

in Northfield, tested positive

for West Nile virus in

the NSMAD lab on June 5.

This year, WNV positive

batches of mosquitoes

have also been found in

NSMAD traps located in

Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview,

Northbrook, and

Winnetka. Visit NSMAD’s

website to see the most

current test results.

While the risk of being

infected with West Nile

virus is low at this time,

the NSMAD recommends

that residents take personal

protection measures to

minimize mosquito bites

including: using insect

repellent, wearing loose

fitting clothing and avoiding

peak mosquito feeding

times during the hours

around dawn and dusk.

Residents are urged to examine

their property and

eliminate any items that

can hold water, particular-

Mosquitoes tested

positive for West Nile

virus in Kenilworth were

found in a May 31 trap.

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ly smaller items that may

be easily overlooked.

Remember, if it can hold

water, it can breed mosquitoes.

The North Shore Mosquito

Abatement District

is a local government


Visit www.nsmad.com

for more information.

The Baker Bldg.

1150 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Police Reports

Graffiti reported on CTA train

cars while parked in Wilmette

An employee of the

Chicago Transit Authority

contacted the Wilmette Police

Department on June 2

after discovering unknown

offender(s) painted graffiti

on two train cars while

they were parked in the

yard at 349 Linden Ave. in



June 7

• A resident told police

that they had inquired

about renting an apartment

through a Craigslist listing

on June 5 and eventually

transferred $2,100 to a

Chase Bank checking account

to “secure” the rental.

After repeatedly being denied

the opportunity to visit

and view the apartment they

realized it was a scam.

June 5

• A resident of a multi-unit

building in the 600 block

of 11th Street told police

that she left her portable

speaker with a value of

$250 in the common area

at 9 p.m. June 4. Upon returning,

the speaker was


• A resident in the 900

block of 15th Street reported

that between June 3-4

an unknown offender(s)

rummaged through his unlocked

vehicle. Nothing of

value was reported missing.

• A resident in the 200

block of Hibbard Road

told police that between

May 30-June 4 an unknown

offenders rummaged

through his unlocked

vehicle. A wallet

was reported missing.


• A resident reported to police

that they left their unlocked

bicycle in the bike

rack at schoool between

May 22-30. Upon returing

to retrieve the bicycle,

it was discovered that an

unknown person(s) removed

the bicycle without

consent sometime between

noon May 22 and 4:30

p.m. May 30. The amount

of the loss is estimated at


EDITOR’S NOTE: The Wilmette

Beacon Police Reports

are compiled from official

reports found on file at the

Wilmette and Kenilworth police

headquarters. They are

ordered by the date the incident

was reported. Individuals

named in these reports

are considered innocent

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From Page 3

abused prescription and

over-the counter medications.

And earlier this school

year, as reported by The

Beacon, a parent of a

WJHS student contacted

the Wilmette Police Department

on Sept. 16,


From Page 3

ing anyone who may have

experienced abuse or misconduct

of any kind by

adults at school — regardless

of when the incident

occurred — to share the

reports with the school.

2018, after finding loaded

firearms in the student’s

bedroom. Officers secured

the guns and transported

the juvenile to a

secure facility for treatment.

During the investigation,

police learned that the

student had been experimenting

with possible explosive

devices. Following

“We are in the process of

identifying and retaining

an independent investigator

to help us investigate

sensitively and thoroughly

any report of abuse, and

we will treat any such report

with respect, discretion

and care,” the email


Anyone wishing to

a request from Wilmette

police, the Cook County

Bomb Unit conducted a

sweep of the school. It was

later learned there was no

threat against students,

staff or the school.

To sign up for Breaking

News alerts, visit wilmettebeacon.com/plus.

speak with NSCDS can

contact Flemma (tflemma@nscds.org

or 847-

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and knew we were capable of taking care of a

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Wilmette’s Char Crews marks 40 years at Plaza del Lago

Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

She wanted to start a

business but had no formal

experience. So Charlotte

Crews, the mother of

six, decided to start one


“Raising six children is

what I did for a business,”

she would tell people.

“When we all left the

nest, our mother looked

for something to keep her

busy and pay bills,” said

Richard Crews, one of her

sons. “She liked china and

crystal but chose to first

sell sterling silver flatware.”

It proved to be a good

business decision.

Richard Crews said his

father passed away shortly

after. Char Crews found

a space in the second story

of a Hinsdale building that

housed a bank and opened

for business.

Her mode of advertising

was word-of-mouth. That

was 1976. Three years

later she opened another

store in Wilmette’s Plaza

del Lago. That was 40

years ago.

“Our mother’s business

model was selling items at

prices less than Marshall

Fields was doing,” Crews

said. “She was one of the

first discounters in the industry.

Our mother was so

successful the rumor was

that competitive stores

wished Char Crews would

go out of business.”

The Crews family originally

called Oak Park

home, but moved south

to Mississippi because of

their father’s job change

at the time.

“We lived for 20 years

in the South,” Crews said.

“I think our mother grew

to like the southern hospitality

and formal entertaining

she encountered

there. Perhaps that is why

she became so interested

in the elegant silverware,

china, crystal and giftware

that customers find in our

stores. They are quality

items, ones the owner will

cherish the rest of their


He adds the Char Crews

Bridal Registry is said to

be the leading one in the


“There have been as

many as 350 brides on

our registry at one time,”

Richard Crews said. “The

registries now days more

accurately should be referred

to as a Couples

Registry. We constantly

look into updating our

product lines for today’s

clientele. We must have

millions of patterns of

silverware, china, crystal

and giftware. We added

an online account listing

our products long before

it was the popular thing to


Char Crews, at age 92,

still is actively involved in

the running of the stores,

working on the business

side of it.

“Our mother is amazing,”

Crews said. “She

still drives and comes in

three or four days a week

to work.”

He credits the Wilmette

Char Crews store manager,

Cori Burns, with serving

customers for about

20 years.

“She is an exceptional

person,” Crews said. “She

goes out of her way to

help customers in so many


They now are seeing the

next generation come into

Charlotte Crews (left)

and her son, Richard, at

the Char Crews Inc. in

Wilmette’s Plaza del Lago.

Hilary Anderson/22nd

Century Media

the store — the children

of the parents who first

visited Char Crews to register

for gifts.

The Wilmette store in

early summer will move

closer to the center of

Plaza Del Lago along

with Hanig Shoes to make

room for new restaurants

according to Richard


“We will have a grand

re-opening then,” he said.

“At least this is for a good

reason. In 1991, we had

a devastating fire that destroyed

our store along

with the Melange Restaurant

and other stores. We

had to rebuild then.”

Crews states one of the

reasons the Char Crews

stores remain successful

is because they care about


“We care about them

and what they think,” he

said. “If there is a problem,

there is nothing we

will not do to help fix it.”

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In Memoriam

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 6 days ago

Radler was ‘reliable spirit’ in Regina Dominican community

Alan P. Henry

Freelance Reporter

By many



White Radler

had the smarts

and take

charge leadership

skills of a


corporate CEO. She chose,

however, to harness those

strengths on behalf of a

greater purpose: family,

faith and community.

“She was there for everybody,”

said friend and

neighbor Paula Zimmerman

of Radler, who died

May 29 at age 50.

Zimmerman was one of

more than 1,000 people

hailing from every part

of Radler’s life who paid

their last respects to the

longtime Winnetka resident

during visitation at

Donnellan Family Funeral

Services in Skokie.

Radler grew up attending

St. John Fisher School

and Mother McAuley

Liberal Arts High School

before working toward a

bachelors degree in English

at Northwestern University,

where she was

a member of Alpha Phi

sorority. Sorority sister

Dewi Rainey remembered

Radler as a “well liked and

respected” woman graced

with a “beautiful and ready


While at Northwestern,

Radler spent several summers

as head of lifeguards

at Ridge Country Club in

Beverly and left a lasting

impression on club swimming

pool manager Jim

Tracy, who had not seen

her in 30 years.

“She was an amazing

person, so positive,” Tracy

said. “She took care of the

kids, she helped coach the

swim team. Everything

about her was just upbeat.

She was in charge, but in a

sweet kind way.”

After college, Radler

worked briefly in sales

for a pharmaceutical company.

In 1996, she married

James Radler, whom she

met at NU. Shortly thereafter,

they moved to Winnetka

and began raising a


“She was a driving

force in her family and

she raised three incredible

children,” said Lolly Roberts,

her husband’s stepsister.

“She ran her household

and got everything

straight in line.”

Radler’s father Eugene

recognized her ability to

focus on the task at hand

early on.

“She had her act together

as a teenager, she had

her act together in college,

and she had her act together

a mother. When things

had to be done they were

done,” he said. “The kids

came first. She took care

of Jim, too.”

As the children began

growing up, she became

more any more engaged in

the schools and the community.

“She was a huge proponent

for her children

and she was a wonderful

women,” Sears elementary

school teacher Judy

Conaghan said.

When her daughter

Claire enrolled at Regina,

Radler stepped up her

volunteer activities, serving

as lead chairwoman of

the student raffle for three

years, raising thousands of

dollars for the school. She

also served on the Black

and White Dinner Auction

Committee and played an

active role in the Parent

Mentor Group, Booster

Club and the Mothers’

Club. In addition, she

worked at the book store

for the four years Claire

was there and then an additional

four years after


“Completely volunteer

service for eight years: it

was remarkable what she

did,” said Regina administrator

Pat McDonell.

In 2015, Radler received

the Saint Martin De Porres

Award for her outstanding

service to Regina Dominican

High School.

“Katherine truly understands

how important it

is for parents to become

actively involved in the

school community,” said

Sister Mary Margaret Pachucki,

president of Regina

Dominican at the time.

“She brings an enthusiastic,

creative, joyful and reliable

spirit to everything

she does for our school


Upon accepting the

award, Radler said: “I believe

in a female-centered

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Kenilworth Boy Scouts celebrate 100 years of service

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

Kenilworth Boy Scout

Troop 13 proudly celebrated

its centennial year

during an alumni celebration

held at the Kenilworth

Assembly Hall May 19,

reflecting on the leadership,

history and traditions

that defines their past 100


Scouting was first introduced

to the Village by

Bob Townley, a Joseph

Sears physical education

teacher. He singlehandedly

made scouting a

household practice during

his official reign, running

from 1922-1955. Townley’s

deep devotion to his

community made him a

man that many admired for

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An alumni celebration was held May 19 at the

Kenilworth Assembly Hall.

“What was unique about

Bob Townley was his continuity

of leadership across

the school and souting,

said Bob Dold, a former

Boy Scout and longtime

scoutmaster. “His role as

the Scoutmaster and as a

teacher, gave him unique

insight. Very quickly,

scouting became a way of

life in Kenilworth; it was

expected you would join.

Scouting was and is woven

into the fabric of this community,

filled with a lot of


Along with teaching

valuable leadership and

service skills, scouts were

and are expected to honor

traditions such as participating

in the annual

Memorial Day Parade.

Scouts learn life- skills

through various camping

experiences to sites

like Camp Makajawan

and the Boundary Waters.

Since Townley’s time, the

community has embraced

Scouting as sacred. In

fact, an unspoken rule exists

that Monday nights


Members of Kenilworth Boy Scout Troop 13 march

in the Kenilworth Memorial Day Parade last month in

Kenilworth. Photos by Alexa Burnell/22nd Century Media

are to remain free, allowing

young men to attend

the weekly scout meeting,

without having to miss out

on other activities and interests.

When Townley suddenly

passed in 1955, a new

era of scouting leadership

emerged when Charlie

Barnes, Art Bergman and

Lee Getshow committed

themselves to carrying on

Townley’s legacy. During

their reign, known as

the Barnes-Bergman Era,

countless new leaders

emerged, eager to bring

new ideas to the table,

while upholding tradition.

John Hart, another lifelong

scout and scoutmaster

reflected on the ways

in which these three leaders,

ensured Scouting became

a never-ending endeavor.

“It wasn’t uncommon

for scouting to fall by the

wayside once a boy graduated

eighth grade, finding

it hard to juggle new commitments,”

Hart said. “So,

these three leaders made

sure that Troop 13 offered

plenty of fun and flexibility,

allowing older boys to

stay on. There were trips

to Bears-Packers games,

ski trips, white water rafting

and so much more.

Even if they couldn’t

make every meeting or every

adventure, there were

plenty of opportunities

to choose from, allowing

older Scouts to remain involved.”

In fact, it was Hart and

Dold who were eventually

recruited by the leaders of

the Barnes-Bergman Era

to lead a junior and senior

troop. At the time, neither

was a father yet, but as

Dold put it, “When asked

to serve, you do so, and

you do it with honor.”

Hart oversaw the junior

troop, while Dold oversaw

the senior troop. They collaborated

on many activities

and projects, watching

many young men emerge

into leaders themselves.

As Hart put it, “adults

may oversee the organization,

but it is the boys who


Blake Beeler, an eighthgrade

student, began his

journey in 2000 as a Cub

Scout. Today, he is now

working towards his Eagle

rank, noting the priceless


“There are so many life

lessons and each scout

plays a specific role. For

example, one may be the

cook leader, another the

first aid leader, or in my

case, the Troop historian.

You learn very quickly

about project management

skills, how to handle the

unexpected and how to

lead, so that others will listen.

The life lessons never

end,” Beeler said.

For Bruce Leaman, now

of Virginia, the experience

of scouting has and

always will hold a very

special place in his heart.

The return to his stomping

grounds, after spending

time out of state, teaching

others the values of

scouting, made the May

19 ceremony particularly


“This is a very emotional

experience for me. Perhaps

the most rewarding is

knowing that I have been

able to take the lessons

learned in Troop 13, using

them to teach other Scouts

the same valuable skills,”

Leaman said. “Watching a

young man earn Eagle rank

is very moving. In fact, I

watched my own two sons

earn this honor. Being here

today is incredibly special;

I wouldn’t have missed this

celebration for anything.”

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Village of Wilmette dedicates new fire engine with ‘push-in’ ceremony

Submitted by Village of


The Wilmette Fire Department

officially dedicated

its new Engine No. 27

last month with a ceremonial

push-in ceremony and

community celebration.

Many residents, Village

personnel and fire department

retirees attended

the family-friendly event,

which also had vintage fire

trucks on display and free


“When building a fire engine,

there’s no fire department

dealerships out there

where you go and say, ‘I’ll

take the red one.’ The process

took 18 months and

included hundreds of specifications,”

Wilmette Fire

Chief Ben Wozney said.

“This was built specifically

for the Wilmette Fire Department.”

The $650,000 Pierce fire

engine features state-ofthe-art

equipment, including

a larger 750-gallon

water tank-250 more gallons

than other engines in

the fleet. It also sits lower

and has a full windshield in

the front, allowing for improved

visibility. Other key

features include a 35-foot

extension ladder, which

provides for better access

to a building’s third story,

as well as enhanced suspension

for improved rideability.

“The addition of this

vehicle to our fleet willensure

a faster, safer and

more effective emergency

response for our staff and

the residents of the Village

of Wilmette,” Wozney said.

Members from the Fire,

Finance and Public Works

Departments and Village

Manager’s Office worked

in conjunction for more

than a year in the planning,

designing and field inspections

of this new engine.

Wilmette Village Manager

Timothy Frenzer expressed

appreciation to the

community for their support

of the Wilmette Fire

Department. He said that

the ceremonial push-in is

important because it unites

several generations of firefighters,

similar to a Navy

ship commissioning.

“Some memories will

be happy and sad, but they

are united by their shared

experiences,” Frenzer said.

“And, when the alarms

sound, whether it’s in the

next week, next day or next

hour, people will climb

aboard and when they do,

The new Wilmette Fire Department Engine No. 27 cost

$650,000 and features state-of-the-art equipment. Photo


weare grateful for their ervice

and pray they return


The Fire Department will

conduct trainings on the

new engine over the next

several months before it s

officially put into a service.


Police charge juvenile for

allegedly firing multiple

gunshots in altercation

The Northbrook Police

Department has filed

charges from its investigation

of a reported fight

that occurred on May 21 in

the 1500 block of Shermer

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Residents debate location for Skokie Valley Trail at open house

Todd Marver

Freelance Reporter

An open house regarding

the Skokie Valley Trail

was well-attended by local

municipalities May 29 at

Glenview Village Hall.

The open house was

held about a proposed 4.5-

mile segment of the Skokie

Valley Trail that would

be built by the Villages

of Glenview, Wilmette,

Northfield and Skokie.

The current proposal is

for the construction of a

10-foot-wide, hot-mix asphalt

shared-use path connecting

with Voltz Road in

Northbrook on the north

and Old Orchard Road in

Skokie on the south.

The purpose of the

meeting was to inform the

public of proposed improvements,

provide an

opportunity for the public

to examine exhibits and

gather public feedback.

The deadline for public

feedback is June 14 either

mailed to the Village

of Glenview, Attention:

Engineering, 2500 East

Lake Avenue, Glenview,

IL 60026, or emailed to


In terms of public feedback

at the open house,

residents held differing

opinions as to whether or

not the Skokie Valley Trail

should be built as currently

proposed on the Villageowned

right of way from

Willow Road to Northfield’s

northern border, or

along the Union Pacific

Railroad or ComEd right

of ways.

Northfield resident David

Hupp prefers that the

path be built as currently


The Village-owned right

of way runs behind homes

on streets such as North

Happ Road and Edens

Lane. Hupp felt that residents

in these homes treat

the right-of-way as their

own private property and

part of their backyard.

He’d like to see the Village

move forward with turning

the Village-right-of way

into a path for public use

as currently proposed.

“This is literally the

definition of NIMBY (not

in my backyard),” Hupp

said. “These people consider

the Village-owned

right of way to be an extension

of their backyard

and part of their private

property, when in fact it

is public property that can

and should be used for the

benefit of the public as a


Northfield resident

Kathleen Soler prefers that

the path not be built as currently

proposed. She felt

that turning the Villageowned

right of way into

a path would take away

recreation space currently

used by children.

“Children are spending

more time than ever indoors,”

Soler said. “They

don’t go out and play.

They don’t want to play

on a bike path. The Village

should be celebrating

its potential to be a recreation

space for some of the

most vulnerable people in

our society, children, who

don’t have a choice over

how land is used.”

Northfield, Wilmette,

Glenview and Skokie secured

an $188,000 Invest

in Cook County grant to

help fund Phase I of the

project and are pursuing

county and federal funding

for Phase II of the project.

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Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 3 days ago

Annual Memorial Day 5K provides

festive, competitive gathering

Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

Connor Trapp, 17, is the first to cross the finish line at

the Memorial Day 5K Jubilee Jog in Wilmette. Hilary

Anderson/22nd Century Media

It was a beautiful morning

for a run, walk, bicycle

or scooter ride or traveling

in a stroller.

It was the 25th anniversary

of Wilmette’s Memorial

Day 5K Jubilee Jog.

People came to celebrate

the holiday and run as they

gathered in the St. Joseph

School lot.

“The event has become

a popular way to begin the

Memorial Day observance

and remember its true significance,”

said Macaire

Trapp, co-chair of the event

along with her husband,

George. “Wilmette resident

George Pearce started the

event in 1995 to celebrate

the 150the Anniversary of

St. Joseph Church, the second

oldest in the Chicago


It was a festive gathering.

Prior to the run,

Kaylee Durrow sang the

National Anthem, Rev.

Wayne Watts, pastor at St.

Joseph Church, blessed the

runners. Many did some

stretching exercises to help

prevent injuries. Nearly

500 participants came for

the 5K run. They ranged in

ages from 1-year old Henry

Parker, being pushed in a

stroller by his running dad,

John Parker, to Wilmette’s

82-year-old Jim Heider.

Neil Milbert, 80, came in

first in the Male Age Group

(80 and over) category.

“I actually did better than

I expected but used to be

much faster,” he said. “This

was a beautiful day to run

but I have done it in torrential


Milbert, who is a freelance

reporter for The Beacon,

is also a veteran runner

and participated in 5K

races in at least a half dozen

states over the years.

He has had two serious

health challenges but credits

in part his running with

overcoming them.

It was not just for humans


Fur-child Chance, a

2-year-old Vizsla, ran

alongside his human parent,

Megan Floyd.

“Chance was pulling me

to go faster,” Floyd said.

Connor Trapp, 17, had

the distinction of being the

first one to cross the finish

line and was the first male

overall winner. He is a Jesuit

volunteer and was running

to raise money for the

Back on My Feet program,

which helps the homeless.

Marron Brookes was the

overall female winner.

“Running makes me feel

good and gives me a lot of

energy,” she said.

It was a comment made

by many of the runners.

Young people were wellrepresented

in the winners


There was Kenilworth’s

Henry Timmerman, winner

for youths 14 and under.

Wilmette’s William

Clark and Grace Connolly

were male and female winners

respectively in the 9

and under group.

It was a family affair for

many who participated just

for the fun of it.

Kogan Aiden, 5, and his

dad, Alix were there.

The Kritzler Family

came as a group — Miles,

8, Hudson, 4 with dad, Josh

and mom, Natalie.

“Hudson was part of the

cheering section,” said Natalie

Kritzler as her son sat

on the ground waiting for

his dad and brother to cross

the finish line.

So were Elisa Dueno

Alda, 12, and her brother,

Michael, 6. They came

with their mom, Ana.

Mitch Schneider and son

Kylin, 9, participated while

mom, Denise Lam, cheered

them on.

Proceeds from the event

will benefit St. Joseph

Church and School.

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Wilmette Wine Walk raises money for NSSRA

Staff Report

The Wilmette Wine

Walk brought residents

out for a few drinks and

fun June 1 in downtown


Participants enjoyed

curated wine tastings and

food pairings while supporting

the Northern Suburban

Special Recreation


The Wilmette-Kenilworth

Chamber of

Commerce event included

a wine walk guide, keepsake

wine glass, entry into

wine tastings at participating

businesses and special


The NSSRA provides

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Trish Stieglitz and Lori Keenan, both of Evanston, chat with Nick Bland of Maverick

Wine at DeGuilio Kitchens during the Wilmette Wine Walk June 1 in downtown

Wilmette. Photos by Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media

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LEFT: Alexandra Patunas, of Winebow,

pours a glass of wine for Paula

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Also pictured: Kathy Clegg, Jim

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School News

Lake Forest College

Wilmette resident receives


Jeanne McDonald, of

Wilmette, was recently

awarded the David W.

Towle Award for Excellence

in Biological Research

at Lake Forest College.

She is a member of

the Class of 2019.

Coastal Carolina University

Kenilworth resident


Jennifer Thompson,

of Kenilworth, graduated

May 10 with a bachelor’s

of arts degree in communication

at the Student Recreation

and Convocation


University of Illinois


Wilmette student


Tiffany Lande, of Wilmette,

graduated May 11

at the conclusion of the

spring semester. She received

a bachelor’s of arts

degree in English.

Emerson College

Wilmette resident named

to dean’s list

Finnegan Wagstaff, of

Wilmette, was named to

the dean’s list for Spring

2019. He is majoring in

comedic arts.

Clemson University

Kenilworth student


Declan B. McCarthy,

of Kenilworth, graduated

with a Bachelor’s of arts

in political science during

May 9-10 ceremonies at

Littlejohn Coliseum.

Trine University

Wilmette resident


Dawn Gram, of Wilmette,

graduated during

the 2019 commencement

ceremony May 5 She majored

in elementary education/special

education dual


Lehigh University

Wilmette student makes

dean’s list

Sebastian Soman, of

Wilmette, was named

to the dean’s list for the

spring 2019 semester.

Slippery Rock University

Wilmette native named to

dean’s list

Karin Hoglund, of Wilmette,

made the dean’s list

for the spring 2019 semester.

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surgical care, but

avoids recommending

surgery whenever he can

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Integrated Global Studies School

celebrates a decade of success

Daniel I. Dorfman,

Freelance Reporter

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 5 days ago

Just like most reunions,

there were shrieks of joy

as people greeted long lost

friends coupled with hugs

and group pictures. Yet for

the faculty and alumni of

New Trier High School’s

Integrated Global Studies

School, it was a time to

celebrate the 10th anniversary

of the alternative education


On May 18, those either

still connected with

IGSS or one time participants

reminisced about the

achievements of the program

that began in 2009

where junior and senior

students learn in a much

smaller learning environment

as opposed to the

larger classes.

“It has always been a big

place where kids can get

lost educationally so that

is why we started,” said

Colby Vargas, one of the

program’s founding members

who remains a teacher

in the IGSS of the origins.

“We wanted a school that

was smaller, that allowed

for experiential learning

and that allowed for students

to have more selfdirection.”

The IGSS website explains

further what it is

trying to achieve for the

approximately 70 students

enrolled this year and for

those in the previous decade.

“Our school-within-aschool

is a challenging

opportunity for students

and staff to examine connections

within and across

disciplines and to develop

creative and experiential

courses of study,” the

website says. “The IGSS

is driven by individuals

whose open mindedness

inspires the spirit of

inquiry, whose personal

involvement is fueled by

compassion, and whose

convictions lead them to

be responsibly active, both

locally and globally, in the

world outside the walls of

New Trier.”

Many times the students

can take a field of study

and focus on it in a way

they see fit and have been

known to take on projects,

such as teaching at local

elementary schools.

Now that 10 years have

passed since the IGSS introduction,

the program’s

current coordinators decided

it was time for a reunion.

Under pictures of topics

that have been explored

by students (there are approximately

70 enrolled

today), such as racism and

immigration, the students

returned to the dedicated

space for the IGSS following

the Winnetka campus

renovation completed in


While social media

makes it easier for people

to stay in touch now than

in previous generations,

Jeffrey Markham, who cofounded

the program with

Vargas in 2009, was looking

forward to seeing some

of his former students.

“They go off into the

void and you don’t necessarily

hear from them

again but you know they

are doing interesting

things,” Markham said.

“This is going to be a great

opportunity to see what

they have been doing.”

Among those stopping

by was 2016 New Trier

graduate Ella Harris, who

is now studying film and

television production at


“I can’t imagine high

school without it,” Harris

said. “It was an alternative

look at high school and

provided control over my

education. That was the

most appealing part. Ultimately

the faculty made

you want to stay, you

wanted to work hard for


Caroline Williams,

also a 2016 graduate now

studying creative writing

and journalism at Colorado

College, also returned

for the festivities.

“I really wanted to see

the teachers again,” Williams

said. “They are the

ones who encourage you

to do the strong risky projects

that is part of IGSS.”

Finally, Josh Leyenson

part of the class of 2011,

who is now a management

consultant in Chicago,

spoke of what IGSS meant

for him as his professional

career has begun.

“It was a different way

of learning. It wasn’t just

memorization; it was taking

ideas and trying to boil

them down to recognizable

concepts,” Leyenson said.

“It has allowed me to learn

outside the box.”

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NSCDS graduates its 100th class at Winnetka school

Submitted by North Shore

Country Day School

North Shore Country Day

School celebrated its 100th graduating

class on Friday, June 7.

This year’s commencement

speakers included senior Mazeed

Oluewu, of Evanston, Head of

School Tom Flemma, of Winnetka,

and former NSCDS social

studies teacher Frank Dachille,

of Louisville, Colo.

As the 53 seniors walked

across the auditorium stage to receive

their diplomas and mark the

end of their time at North Shore,

it also marked the beginning of a

year of centennial celebrations.

To close the commencement ceremony,

the seven “Lifers” (students

who have attended from

kindergarten through 12th grade)

led the graduates outside to lower

the school flag and raise a centennial

flag signed by all members of

the 100th graduating class.

Mazeed Oluewu, of Chicago, delivers the senior class message.

Graduates from Wilmette included

Paula Emília Adriana

Fiegl, Chase Michael Hudson,

Patrick Hennessy Murdock, Caroline

Britton Rice and Olivia Ann

Whitmore. Kenilworth graduates

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Evan Yen Rao, Abigail Jane Renaud

and Sheridan Elyse Tyson.

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school will join current students,

parents, faculty and staff for

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North Shore Country Day School’s seven lifers (left to right)

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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 Chicagobased

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


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

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 11 day ago

A walking exhibit recognizing Holocaust Remembrance

Day was held May 2 at North Shore Country Day School

in Winnetka. Jay Young/22nd Century Media

people are just people regardless

of their faith or

beliefs, differences must

be embraced, not hated.”

For Watrous, who

helped prepares a glossary

of terms relating to

the Holocaust, learning

about Nazi propaganda

was most alarming.

“There was a children’s

book distributed during

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 eye-opening,” Watrous


Letters to the Editor

Oppose TIF before it’s too


If the Kenilworth Village

Board on Monday June 17

approves the Green Bay

Road tax increment financing

district, then my house

will become a parking lot.

I’ve lived in Kenilworth

for 52 years. I love it. I

love the people, my neighbors,

and our community.

Our commitment to our

fine schools has been an

inspiration. And of course,

I love my home.

But, if the TIF district is

passed, Kenilworth will be

changed forever.

The TIF district will

bring three, four, perhaps

even five stories of development

to the west side of

Green Bay Road.

That’s more people,

more cars and more…

parking. The proposed TIF

district could wipe out 25

Kenilworth residences’,

and possibly create new

parking on the east side of

Green Bay Road, taking

green space, something I

never thought I would see.

But that’s not the only

way this TIF would impact


The Village has not been

open. None of the plans

have been through resident

meetings and discussion.

No one ever asked me

— or any of my friends

in the district — what we

thought. Neither did the

village ever tell us what all

of this means.

Here is what it means:

The TIF district freezes

property taxes to our

schools — for 23 years.

That’s why the New Trier

Board of Education opposes

the Kenilworth TIF.

That’s why all of us

should. Sears School is a

treasure. It is a national example

of outstanding K-8

education. It gets no new

dollars from the district for

23 years.

So, New Trier and Sears

will raise taxes across

their districts to keep up

— making us and our

neighbors pay for our TIF


Where do the school

dollars go?

The TIF plan gives New

Trier’s and Sear’s dollars

to… real estate developers.

Funds for our kids

become instead an inducement

to invest here.

I never thought we

would have to pay people

to invest here.

But it is worse.

The Village Board has

been told that $23 million

will appear once the TIF is

in place. What that means

is Kenilworth will borrow

$23 million against the anticipated

growth in property


The guarantee for that

loan is the Village seeking

high-rise boxes and more

people to come here and

change Kenilworth forever.

Tax increment financing

was created to revitalize

“blighted” neighborhoods.

Kenilworth is not blighted.

It’s vibrant and beautiful.

TIF was never intended

for our community.

The Green Bay Road

TIF is wrong for us. Please

protect Kenilworth by telling

the Village Board to

vote “No” on June 17.

Visit www.ourkenilworth.org

to find out


Beverly Kirk

Honorary Chair, Our

Kenilworth Committee

TIF not way we should

develop Kenilworth

On June 17, the Kenilworth

Village Board

appears ready to create a

tax increment financing

district along Green Bay

Road that will change Kenilworth


TIF districts are intended

to alleviate “blight” and

to revitalize economically

depressed communities.

That’s not Kenilworth.

In reality, TIFs divert

new property tax dollars

from our schools and other

needs into murky financing

for connected developers.

They last 23 years.

The Green Bay Road

TIF would also allow

Kenilworth to issue more

than $23 million in bonds

without going through the

usual referendum process.

That’s the opposite of

what we said we wanted

when we defeated Home


If implemented, the

Green Bay Road TIF will:

• According to the New

Trier Board of Education,

harm New Trier’s 23-year

funding plan.

• Likely increase class

sizes at Sears School —

the gem of our community.

• Put Kenilworth taxpayers

on the hook for

pie-in-the-sky redevelopment


• Result in higher taxes

to make up for the shortfalls

at New Trier and

Sears to maintain their renowned

quality — which

is why many of us moved

to Kenilworth.

Please see Letter, 35

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A Word From The (Former) President

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 2 days ago

Free coffee and more

John Jacoby

Contributing Columnist

who patronized

the Starbucks

coffee •Folks

shop at Green Bay Road

and Washington Avenue

last Wednesday morning

were pleasantly surprised:

their cup of joe was paid

for by Joel Harris, who

was sitting nearby with

colleague Elaine Pearlman,

enjoying the reaction

of patrons who were

told that “the gentleman in

the plaid shirt over there

paid for your drink.” Who

is Joel Harris and what

prompted this generosity?

He’s an agent with

TrueNorth Insurance and

Financial Strategies, an Iowa-based

company that’s

“very big into philanthropy”

and “giving back to

the community.” While the

company’s philanthropy

consists mainly of making

regular donations to local

charities, the Starbucks

event was intended to be a

“random act of kindness”

that would promote good

feelings among those involved.

It succeeded, and

who knows, maybe its

beneficiaries will reciprocate

with their own random

acts of kindness. By

the way, Joel was raised

in Glencoe and graduated

from New Trier in 1993.

After living in Chicago for

a number of years, he and

his family recently moved

to a house on 16th Street

in Wilmette. He sings the

village’s praises: “We’re

kicking ourselves for not

moving back sooner.”

• The huge $45 billion

capital improvements

bill adopted by

the Illinois Legislature

in the final hours of the

spring session includes

a $500,000 appropriation

for the Village of

Wilmette. The money is

earmarked for the Village

Center streetscape

plan that’s now being

finalized by the Village

Board. The plan envisions

improvements to lighting,

sidewalks, roadways,

plantings, and amenities

in the downtown

area along Wilmette and

Central avenues. You can

see the concepts being

considered by searching

“streetscape” at the Village’s

website (Wilmette.


• Affordable housing

in Wilmette took a huge

step forward last month

when the Illinois Housing

Development Authority

conditionally approved

funding for Cleland Place

at 1925 Wilmette Ave.,

the former site of American

Legion Post 46. The

developer of the project,

Housing Opportunity

Development Corporation

(HODC), plans to build a

three-story, 16-unit building

at the site. Funding is

in the form of federal tax

credits that HODC will

sell to investors. The sale

of these credits will generate

equity amounting to

almost two-thirds of the

project’s cost. Final approval

of the funding requires

HODC to complete

A Wilmette resident (call him Stan) dons his fashionable flood-control attire before

pumping out the standing water at his Lake Avenue back yard. Photo submitted

a number of additional

requirements, like finalizing

architectural and

construction documents

and obtaining building

permits. This process will

take about a year.

• Two other Wilmette

projects are also moving

forward. The Woman’s

Club of Wilmette has

selected a new general

contractor to finish the

reconstruction of its fireravaged

clubhouse (930

Greenleaf Ave.), and the

Village has signed off

on the building permits.

Meanwhile, Artis Senior

Living, which has

received zoning approval

to build a three-story, 64-

unit memory care facility

at the site of the Wil-

Ridge shopping center

(333-357 Ridge Road),

recently applied for building


• In this column three

weeks ago, I wrote about

a refugee-assistance

program initiated by the

Wilmette Rotary Club

and Northwestern University.

Recently, I was

made aware of another

program sponsored by

three Wilmette religious

institutions — the

Presbyterian Church, the

Congregational Church,

and Sukkat Shalom. Both

programs recognize that

the resources provided

by the U.S. government

to resettle refugees are

insufficient to give them a

reasonable chance to succeed.

The Rotary Club/

NU program focuses

on providing planning,

counseling, and mentoring.

The program of the

Churches and Synagogue

focuses on providing

fifteen essential household

and hygiene items

not available to refugees

under federal programs

like Food Stamps. These

items, like toilet paper

and feminine pads, are

provided free-of-charge

to the refugee community

centered in the Rogers

Park area. This program

is described on the

group’s website (stocktheshelves.org),

and if

you care about the plight

of refugees, I urge you to

check it out and, if you

agree that the mission

is meritorious, make a


• The seemingly

constant rainfall in May

caused a substantial

amount of standing water

in the yards, parks, and

other open spaces. As

measured at O’Hare airport,

the area experienced

a record 8.25 inches of

rainfall, compared to the

previous May record (in

2018) of 8.21 inches.

The Village of Wilmette

received 43 calls about

standing water on private

property and 17 calls

about street flooding.

The good news, relatively

speaking, is that

the rainfall was mostly

low-intensity and spread

throughout the month,

rather than one or more

high-intensity storms that

cause sewer surcharging

and severe flooding.

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Each year for my

son’s birthday in

September, which

happens to be the same

day as mine, we’ve made

a point to visit a national

park or lakeshore. For

birthday 1, it was Yellowstone.

Last year, for

birthday 2, we made our

way to Michigan to visit

Sleeping Bears Dunes

National Lakeshore.

While we have several

months left to figure out

birthday No. 3, the preliminary

plan might involve a

trip south to several spots

including Great Smoky

Mountains National Park.

Gavin has a U.S.

National Park Service

passport book in which

we get each trip stamped.

We haven’t told him a ton

of details about this next

voyage as his young mind

will think we’re leaving

tomorrow versus months

from now.

While the trips Wilmette’s


(featured this week

on Page 39) offers are

certainly not in the near

offing for my family, I

am nonetheless intrigued

by where they travel,

including both the North

and South poles. We’ve

featured PolarExplorers

before and it’s always

fun to catch up on what

they’re up to.

Despite the disappointment

of not making it to

the North Pole for the

100th time in April due to

some unforeseen circumstances,

the company

continues to travel the

world and bring teams of

adventurers along for the


“I was touched by how

understanding everyone

was [about the cancellation

of the North Pole

trip]. Our own team too

proved to be resilient and

flexible,” said Annie Aggens,

of PolarExplorers.

“We drew on the lessons

learned during our travels

that nothing is ever a


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go figure


An intriguing number from this week’s edition

Number of graduates in

North Shore Country Day

Class of 2019, Page 29


From Page 32

• Take money out our

kids’ classrooms.

• Create vast uncertainty

for loyal longtime

Kenilworth property owners,

who under the shadow

of the TIF district may be

forced to sell their investment

— Eminent Domain.

• Reduce our rights to

approve capital plans, as

we asserted when we defeated

Home Rule.

• Allow unelected staff

to direct redevelopment of

our village.

• Threaten our existing

service businesses, under

state law.

• Risk problems like

Wilmette’s at the old Jacobs


Kenilworth has never

shied away from a challenge.

We can bring responsible,


development to Green

Bay Road without using a

financially risky TIF that

robs our schools of the resources

they need

It will bring higher

taxes and less money for

our schools, all while diverting

taxpayer dollars

for 23 years into an undemocratic

Village slush

fund and into the pockets

of well-connected private


The Green Bay Road

TIF is not the way we

should develop our Kenilworth.

Contact the Kenilworth

Village Board and tell

them to oppose the Green

Bay Road TIF proposal.

Marjorie Zander

Kenilworth resident

TIF proposal is ‘lose-lose


Here’s the nightmare:

Robin Hood (Kenilworth

Board) steals $23,000,000

from Sears School, New

Trier, and other taxing

authorities over next 23

years, and parcels it out to

private property developers.

(Board’s own absurd

numbers). The schools,

desperate fill the hole in

their budgets, agitate to

recoup via tax increases.

These must be granted,

so Kenilworth citizens

are dunned the 23M.

Meanwhile, the Board encourages

and subsidizes

massive, bulky multi-family

developments along

Greenbay Rd. (compare

new building on Green

Bay in Wilmette) Sears

school, already pinched

in its budget, must absorb

additional students, thus

increasing the otherwise

attractive pupil-teacher

ratio, which made our

school so special. The

extra taxes and no longer

so attractive school lead

to declining real estate

values for all Kenilworth

residents. A lose-lose


Risky property loans and

home seizures from terrorized

District residents

are all part of the permitted

TIF tools. There’s an

old adage in risk-taking:

if you don’t know who

the chump in the game is,

you’re the chump. Citizens

of Kenilworth, if you

tolerate passage of this

TIF, you don’t recognize

who the chump is. Let the

free market dictate Green

Bay Road development.

David Joyce

Kenilworth resident

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Wilmette’s PolarExplorers

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South Pole, Page 39

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north shore puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku

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Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

1. Large number

5. Time-outs for tots

9. Young pigeon

14. Writer Sarah ___


15. “Puss in Boots”


16. Acoustic

17. Tennis’s Mandlikova

18. Take a dive

19. End of a tunnel,


20. Gets too emotional


23. Crowd actor in a


24. Gold-medal

speed skater Johann

___ Koss

25. Impenetrable

27. Co-president of

the Glenview History

Center, Beverly

32. Line up a shot

35. Scale’s job

38. Prefix with space

39. Insults, so to speak

41. Solitary

42. Heavenly backer?

43. Zeus’ wife

44. Archaeological site

46. Resetting setting

47. Volleyball supervisor

at Glenview

Park District for 40

years, goes with 50


50. See 47 across

52. Tip-top

55. ‘Railway’ painter

58. Perfect likenesses

63. Attention-getting


64. Activist Brockovich

65. Canadian native

66. Yemen’s capital

67. Bubbly soft drink

68. Ga. neighbor

69. Refuse to,


70. Ben Gurion Airport

is its hub

71. Number on a

baseball card

1. Small office/home

office business category

2. Want

3. School addition

4. Inadequate supply

5. Medium, maybe

6. City on the Yamuna


7. First-rate

8. Calyx part

9. Digestion aid

10. Interrogate

11. Push

12. Sounds of contentment

13. Deli request

21. Commission advances

22. Smidgen

26. Big name in


28. Colorless

29. Lily bulb

30. It was introduced

in 1912

31. ___ contendere


32. Tennis great,


33. French for islands

34. K follower

36. Hartebeest kin

37. Estate recipient

40. “Poppycock!”

42. State of India

45. Insignificantly


48. Torments

49. Malarkey

51. Passes

53. One in the family

54. Volunteer

56. Protected bird

57. “Lovergirl” singer

___ Marie

58. Former Middle

East leader

59. Carlos of the


60. Bowie’s model


61. Colorado feeder

62. Dispatched a messenger

63. Balaam’s transport

Let’s see what’s on

Schedule for Wilmette Community Television – Channel 6

Thursday, June 13

4 p.m. NSSC Men’s Club


5 p.m. Illinois Channel


7 p.m. Committee of the

Whole meeting (Live)

Friday, June 14-Sunday,

June 16

1 p.m. Committee of the

Whole meeting

5 p.m. Park Board


6:30 p.m. Village Board


8 p.m. Committee of the

Whole meeting

10 p.m. Illinois Channel


Monday, June 17

3 p.m. BSK - Spring


4 p.m. NSSC Men’s Club


5 p.m. Illinois Channel


7 p.m. School Board

Meeting (Live)

Tuesday, June 18

1 p.m. School Board


4 p.m. WPD Ice Show


6:30 p.m. NSSC Men’s

Club Program

7:30 p.m. School Board


9:30 p.m. Illinois

Channel Programming

Wednesday, June 19

2 p.m. Library Board

Meeting (taped 6/18)

4 p.m. WPD Ice Show


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the wilmette beacon | June 13, 2019 | 39

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 4 days ago

Wilmette’s PolarExplorers reflects on global voyages

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

For Wilmette’s


Sweitzer and

Annie Aggens,


to the

North Pole

each spring Sweitzer

is just another

day at the


The duo

run the Wilmette-based

polar expedition


Polar- Aggens


having guided over 500

people to the North Pole,

South Pole, Greenland, Iceland

and other high latitude

locations. PolarExplorers

was founded in 1993.

This past April, while

preparing to make their

historic 100th trek, however,

a wrench was thrown

into their carefully crafted,

yearly adventure. Due to

political conflict between

the Ukraine and Russia,

rendering flights inoperable

from their base camp which

exists under the Russian

Geographical Society, the

trip was placed on hold. To

say they were disappointed

is an understatement, but

the reality forced them to

accept that just like the

North Pole, life is an unpredictable

frontier that cannot

always be controlled.

“It was not easy to take

the news that the trip

was off. We immediately

reached out to our clients,

many of whom were coming

from all over the world

to go to travel with us,” Aggens

said. “I was touched

by how understanding everyone

was; our own team

too proved to be resilient

and flexible. We drew on

the lessons learned during

our travels that nothing is

ever a guarantee. Instead,

we are now setting our sites

on our trip to the South

Pole slated for early 2020.

We also have full intention

to head back to the North

Pole in the Spring of 2020,

confident that the political

unrest will subside.”

With the unexpected time

on their hands, Aggens and

Sweitzer reflected on how

far PolarExplorers has come

since its inception.

Sweitzer, a 65-year Wilmette

resident and lifelong

adventure junkie, first

founded The Northwest

Passage in 1984, turning

his craving for the great

outdoors, into a full-fledged


“I have always loved

adventure, a trait inherited

from my own mother. I was

a Boy Scout, learning valuable

skills about survival at

a young age, only further

reinforcing my love for the

outdoors,” Sweitzer said.

“So, one day, I decided to

start an adventure company

– The Northwest Passage.

In the beginning, we were

just relying on some old canoes

to take us on one adventure

after another. Soon,

the idea caught on and our

business grew. We were

suddenly hosting speakers,

planning trips and building

relationships with other

like-minded individuals.”

By 1993, Sweitzer organized

his first trip, through

The Northwest Passage to

The North Pole via a dog

sled expedition. He took

with him 13 travelers, hellbent

on making it to their


“The weather shifted,

and we got word via a

crackling radio with a

makeshift antenna that we

had to get out. The planes

were about to touch down

at our base,” Sweitzer said.

“Regardless of the fact that

it was 2 a.m., we got up

and started heading out, determined

first to get to the

North Pole, before ending

our trip. We suddenly saw a

helicopter land in our destination

and moved as fast as

we could. We were thrilled

to actually make it to the

North Pole, and even more

excited to see that those on

the helicopter were a group

of Russian explorers on a

similar mission. The greeted

us with fried chicken,

vodka and beer; what an

unbelievable and massively

successful mission.”

Suffice it to say, Sweitzer

was hooked and so were

others. The trips started to

become profitable for the

small business owner. Aggens

soon joined the team,

helping to lead local and

international adventure. In

2000 she made her first trip

with Sweitzer to the North

Pole. Needless to say, she

too was hooked.

“The North Pole is an

amazing frontier. There are

no trails and you are travelling

on pack ice which

is mobile and can change

your direction every day.

You are constantly going

from plan A to plan B. You

simply cannot look too far

down the road, because the

plan changes rapidly and

you have to be flexible.

This can be challenging for

our clients, most who are

‘type A’ folks who are used

to achieving what they set

their sites on. If ever there

was an experience that reinforced

the journey, not

the destination, travelling

to the North Pole is certainly

that. These trips really

teach you to be in the moment,

impacting all facets

of your life.”

By early 2003, after

“When you’re on these journeys, you go to bed, absolutely

beat. It’s a massive job helping people on

this journey and reassuring them that even when

things don’t go as planned, there are such valuable

lessons to be learned.”

Annie Aggens — of Wilmette-based polar expedition company PolarExplorers

on traveling to places like the North Pole

Aggens took a hiatus to

travel, write and publish,

“Encyclopedia of Outdoor

and Wilderness Skills,”

she returned to the Northwest

Passage and she and

Sweitzer officially started

The PolarExplorers, focusing

solely on trips to the

North and South Poles and

Greenland and Iceland.

For Sweitzer and Aggens,

both who have gained

valuable life lesson during

their adventures, there is

nothing that will stop them

from forging forward, for

themselves and for those

who count on them to lead.

“When you’re on these

journeys, you go to bed,

absolutely beat. It’s a massive

job helping people on

this journey and reassuring

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Faith Briefs

First Congregational Church of Wilmette

(1125 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette)

Weekly Youth Activities

Open to the Community

Every Wednesday, the

church’s children and

youth ministry offers opportunities

for fun, friendship,

spirituality, and service.

Kids Club (K–grade

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

evening, the Confirmation

Class (grades 7 & 8) meets

at 6 p.m. And the Senior

High Youth Group gathers

at 7:15 p.m. The two

evening youth groups have

a tasty dinner together at

6:45 p.m. — sometimes

chicken, sometimes pasta.

Learn about the church

community at www.fccw.

org or contact for more

details: (847) 251-6660 or


Sunday Worship

If you are looking for

a faith community, the

church invites you to worship

with it on at 10 a.m.

Nursery care will be provided

for infants through

age 2. Contact the church

for more details about

the service — (847) 251-

6660 or 1stchurch@fccw.

org. And visit the website

to learn about the church

community: www.fccw.


Winnetka Covenant Church (1200

Hibbard Road, Wilmette)

Men’s Basketball

All men, high school

age and older, are invited

to play basketball 7-9 p.m.

every Tuesday.

Community Kitchen

On the first and third

Thursday of each month a

group meets in the church

kitchen to prepare food for

the Community Kitchen of

A Just Harvest. They start

working at about 1 p.m.

and continue until the food

is prepared, about 3:30.

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All are invited to come and

participate in as much of

that time as you are available.

Serve at a Just Harvest

On the third Thursday

of each month the church

has an opportunity to serve

the food that was prepared

in our kitchen for the

Just Harvest Community

Kitchen from 4:30-7:30



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50-yard dash and


Trinity United Methodist Church (1024

Lake Ave., Wilmette)

Food Pantry

If you are in need of

help, and are short on food,

do not hesitate to come to

the Wilmette Food Pantry.

The church is here to serve

the community. No matter

who you are or where you

are on life’s journey, you

are welcome at the Wilmette

Food Pantry.

The food pantry is open

from 10:30-11:30 a.m. every

Tuesday and provides

grocery items and seasonal

produce. All Wilmette residents

are welcome and no

appointment is necessary.

Kenilworth Union Church (211

Kenilworth Ave., Kenilworth)


Come worship with the

church at 8 and 10 a.m. every



On Sunday, June 16 we

will begin “Wondertime”

for children in first grade

and younger in the Sanctuary

and on the invitation

the children will move to

the front lawn for worship.

We’ll read picture books

that inspire curiosity about

joy, love, peace, patience,

kindness, gentleness, and

other fruits of the Spirit.

Then we will engage in

fun and messy outdoor

projects. Dress for outdoor

fun and messy projects.

“Wondertime” will continue

through August 25.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day

Saints (2727 Lake Ave., Wilmette)

Sunday Worship

Visitors are always welcome

to join members of

The Church of Jesus Christ

of Latter-day Saints for its

weekly worship services

on Sunday. As a membership,

the church is a community

where we’re all

trying to be a little bit better,

a little bit kinder, a little

more helpful - because

that’s what Jesus taught.

Come worship with the

church. Come serve with

the church. Come learn

who the church is, what

it believes and how the

teachings of Jesus can help

you find joy and happiness.

There are two congregations

that meet on Sundays

in the Meetinghouse located

at 2727 Lake Ave.,

Wilmette. Sunday worship

services start at 9 a.m.

and 1 p.m. Primary family

worship service is called

sacrament meeting and

is held in our chapels on

Sunday and lasts approximately

one hour. All are

welcome to come alone or

bring your family; children

are present in virtually all

our congregations. Before

or after sacrament meeting

there are a variety of other

age-appropriate meetings

you and your children

can attend. A full meeting

schedule is listed below.

North Shore 1st Ward

Sacrament Meeting:

10:30 a.m.

Sunday School/ Priesthood

and Relief Society:

11:40 a.m.

North Shore 2nd Ward

Sacrament Meeting: 9


Sunday School/Priesthood

and Relief Society:

10:10 a.m.

Baha’i House of Worship (100 Linden

Ave., Wilmette)

Devotional Gatherings

The Baha’i Temple is

open to all for personal

prayer and meditation

every day from 6 a.m.-

10 p.m. Prayers are read

aloud daily in the Auditorium

at 9:15 a.m. and 12:30

p.m., including a cappella

singing by choir or soloists

on Sundays at 12:30

p.m. The House of Worship

activities staff can be

reached at (847) 853-2300

or how@usbnc.org. Visit

www.bahaitemple.org. Informal,

interactive devotional

gatherings are held

regularly at the homes of

Baha’is in Wilmette. Bring

prayers, readings, poetry,

or music to share if you’d

like. People of all backgrounds

are welcome.

Contact the Wilmette

Baha’i community for locations

and schedule: 847-

906-3409 or wilmettebahais@gmail.com.

Friday Night Fireside


Join the House of Worship

in the fireside room at

the Baha’i House of Worship

Welcome Center (112

Linden Ave.) for meaningful

conversations about

what Baha’i Faith offers

for people who want to

contribute to the betterment

of the world. Light refreshments

will be served.

Children’s Classes

Children ages 7 to 10

are invited learn about

Manifestations of God

including, Krishna, Abraham,

Buddha, Christ,

Bahá’u’lláh (Founder of

the Bahá’í Faith), and other

Divine Teachers. Sunday

mornings from 10-11

a.m. Contact Ellen Price at

(847) 812-1084 for more


Come and Sing

All singers welcome to

audition for the House of

Worship A Capella Choir.

Weekly rehearsals are on

Thursday evenings and

singing from 11 a.m.-1

p.m. on Sundays, plus

special events. Call Music

Director, Van Gilmer for

more info (847) 853-2330.

St. Joseph Catholic Church (1747 Lake

Ave., Wilmette)

Sunday Mass

Sunday Masses are held

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


Saint Francis Xavier Church (corner of

9th and Linden, Wilmette)

Holy Listening

Individuals gathers each

week from 10-10:45 a.m.

Saturdays in the upper

room at 524 9th St. to relax,

listen to a short passage

from scripture, reflect

and respond in prayer. Everyone

is welcome.

Submit information for

The Beacon’s Faith page

to Michael Wojtychiw at



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the wilmette beacon | June 13, 2019 | 41

Father’s Day Photo Contest

Images from yesteryear dominate entries

Eric DeGrechie. Editor

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 1 day ago

A month ago, we began

accepting entries

for our annual Father’s

Day Photo Contest. As

usual, we received some

great photos from Wilmette

and Kenilworth residents.

Unlike other years, a

number of entrants sent us

photos of their fathers from

many years ago. Though

some of the fathers have

passed, their memories live

on in these tribute photographs.

As with any of these types

of things, we could’ve chosen

each and every one as a

winner, but in the end, we

had to make a difficult decision.

We selected a photo

submitted by Carol Burger

Stutz, of Wilmette. The

Wilmette’s Carol Burger Stutz is the winner of The Beacon’s annual Father’s Day

Photo Contest for this photo of her father, Carl Burger, with the family parakeet, Cleo,

circa 1955. Photos submitted

photo, taken circa 1955, is

of Carol’s dad, Carl Burger,

with the family parakeet,

Cleo. Carol said she took

the winning photo with her

first camera, probably at

the age of 11.

For the winning entry,

Stutz will receive four

8-ounce filets from Norshore

Meats & Deli, 421

Ridge Road, Wilmette. We

would like to thank Gail

Ferrari and the whole crew

at Norshore for the gener-

Wilmette’s Barbara Keefe

submitted this photo of

her and her father Herbert

“Rocky” Rockelmann

from around 1953.

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that took the time to

Wilmette’s Cary Weiner

sent in this photo of her

father-in-law, Joseph

Sanes, a World War II

veteran who served in the

U.S. Navy from 1941-1945.

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Wilmette Bowling Center

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• Large Company

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school where girls can be

themselves and learn their

strengths in today’s world.

Regina is a place where

this happens.”

Outside of school, she

volunteered with The

Alumnae of Northwestern

University Alumnae

Club. She also loved to

read, a passion she passed

down to her children, and

formed a book club. Most

recently, she shared her

love of books as a volunteer

at the Northfield-

Winnetka library.

Her nonstop energy was

apparent in her neighborhood,

as well. She organized

a hot chocolate

table for the children and

the crossing guards, put

together the annual Easter

egg hunt, and got the invitations

out and collected

the money for the annual

block party.

“She was a natural-born

organizer and has been an

important part of so many

organizations,” Zimmerman

said. “And she was

the person who always

stopped her car to have a

word with you, who always

had time for everybody.”

Radler is survived

by her husband, James,

daughter Claire, son Peter,

and daughter Charlotte.

She is also survived

by her mother Patricia, father

Eugene, brother Eugene

White Jr., sister Peg,

sister-in-law Jennifer, and

nieces Tara, Lucy, Maeve,

MaryTherese, and Edie.

Virgil Marsh

Virgil Marsh, born Jan.

22, 1931, in Chesnee,

S.C., died May 22 in his

Wilmette home. The oldest

son of Janie and Hedric

Marsh, he is survived

by his loving wife of 61

years, Janet; daughter

Birgitta Tambeaux (David);

son Donald; grandsons

Michael and Lars

Tambeaux; loving brother

Wayne (Cheryl); and

many relatives. He was

preceded in death by sister

Janie Ruth Putnam and

brothers Leonard (Joyce),

Lamar (Jayne) and Jim.

Memorial service was

held June 8 at Trinity Lutheran

Church, 3637 Golf

Road, Evanston, Internment

in Trinity Memorial

Garden. In lieu of flowers,

family suggests donation

to your favorite charity

or Honor Flight Chicago,

9701 W. Higgins, Suite

310, Rosemont, IL 60018.

John L. Phillips

Wilmette native John L.

Phillips, 80, died May 9,

2019 in Playa del Carman,

Mexico. A celebration of

life service will be held

at 11:00 am, Saturday,

June 29 at Church of the

Holy Comforter, 222 Kenilworth

Ave, Kenilworth,

Illinois, 60043.

Phillips grew up in Wilmette

and attended New

Trier High School and

went on to study Hotel

and Restaurant Management

at Michigan State

University. After working

his way up with the

Palmer House, he found

his way to Sheraton Hotels

and became the International

Sales Manager.

Phillips returned to Wilmette

to raise his family

and was very active with

the Wilmette Rotary and

Church of the Holy Comforter,

where he sang in

the choir. In recent years,

he spent most of his time

living in Mexico, where

he enjoyed a diverse expatriot

community, warm

weather and daily walks

on the beach.

He is survived by his

wife of nearly 55 years,

Mary Hedges Phillips:

their three children, Dori

Phillips and her husband

Richard Hoska of Catonsville,

MD, Marji Mick

and her husband Randy of

Aurora, CO and F. J. Phillips

and his wife Carrie of

Wilmette, along with his

two grandson’s Everett

and George. He was preceded

in death by his parents

Lewis and Dorothy

Phillips. Memorial donations

can be made to The

Church of the Holy Comforter

Outreach Fund.

Dr. Arthur Riley Peterson


Dr. Arthur Riley Peterson

M.D., 86 of Wilmette,

died April 6. Beloved

husband of Mari-Lyn for

60 years. Loving Father

of Tom (Cyndee) Peterson,

Martha Peterson, and

Heather Peterson-Cook

(James Cook). Generous

Grandfather of Christine

and Colleen Peterson,

Haley and Caroline

O’Connor and Tim Cook.

Peterson was a graduate

of McGill School of Medicine

in Montreal, and did

his residency at Presbyterian

St. Luke’s in Chicago

and the VA Hospital in

Coral Gables, Fla. He was

a long time staff member

of Swedish Covenant and

Evanston Hospitals. He

was a board member of

Norwood Crossing and

Norwood Life care Foundation.

A Celebration of

his life will be held at 11

a.m. June 15 at Winnetka

Covenant church located

at 1200 Hibbard Rd, Wilmette,

IL 60091. In lieu

of flowers memorials can

be made to Norwood Life

Care Foundation, 6016-20

N. Nina Ave., Chicago,

IL 60631 or at www.norwoodlifecare.org.

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like to honor? Email

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about a loved one who was

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Mercado’s slow, rustic cooking speeds up attraction to new restaurant

Jason Addy

Contributing Editor

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 4 days ago

After decades in the Chicago

restaurant industry,

Richard Vallejo and chef

Yanni Sanchez teamed up

to launch Mercado Cocina

and Cantina in Glenview,

and it has been an instant

hit for the community.

Vallejo, co-owner and

operator of Mercado,

said he and Sanchez were

looking for a place in the

North Shore to start their

own modern Mexican

restaurant and considered

locations in Wilmette and

Evanston before landing at

2300 Lehigh Ave.

Having opened at the

end of April, Vallejo said

he “couldn’t be happier”

with the reception from

the community in the restaurant’s

first weeks.

“It seems like Glenview’s

been pretty thirsty

for something like this.

We’re getting great feedback.

... They’re happy

we’re here,” Vallejo said,

describing the restaurant’s

“chef-driven” concept as

a showcase of traditional

Mexican and global ingredients

that Sanchez fuses

using old-fashioned, rustic

Mexican and French cooking


Sanchez and her team

at Mercado make all their

dishes using the freshest

ingredients possible, and

everything is made inhouse,

including the salt

mixes and juices for the

restaurant’s margaritas,

Vallejo said.

Sanchez also utilizes

rustic cooking techniques

that may take longer but

are worth the extra time,

Vallejo said.

“You can taste the depth

of flavor when you kind

of slow things down and

do them the right way. It

really develops the flavor

Mercado’s guacamole burrata ($15) features avocado

mixed with basil, jalapenos, pickled onions and cherry

tomatoes, served with burrata cheese and bread.

and enhances the items,”

Vallejo said.

The inspiration behind

Mercado — “market” in

Spanish — comes from the

fresh ingredients and beautiful

colors often found in

markets throughout cities

across the world, Sanchez


“When you want to

know about cultures, you

go to the markets,” Sanchez

said. “Market is my

muse. Market is my inspiration.”

While Mercado offers

traditional Mexican

staples like tacos, burritos

and enchiladas, Vallejo

and Sanchez are proud to

be introducing local diners

to lesser-known regional

Mexican cuisines and

cooking techniques.

Vallejo highlighted

Mercado’s “Fabianita’s

flautas,” which are made

with chipotle-flavored potatoes

wrapped in a spring

roll wrapper and served on

a lettuce leaf. Flautas are

usually filled with meat

and cheese then wrapped

in a tortilla, but Sanchez

is recreating a technique

she learned when she was

a young girl in Toluca,

Mexico, according to


“That’s kind of the beau-

Mercado Cocina | Cantina

2300 Lehigh Ave.,


(847) 904-2386


5-10 p.m. Tuesday-


5-11 p.m. Friday-


4-8 p.m. Sunday

ty of this menu, how the

dishes evolved into what

they are. … Items that are

reminiscent to our chef’s

upbringing and dear to

her,” Vallejo said.

A group of 22nd Century

Media editors stopped

by Mercado to check out

Glenview’s newest restaurant

and sample some of

the items on the menu.

We started with several

drinks, including Mercado’s

classic margarita

and guava margarita. The

classic, “clean, refreshing”

margarita is the restaurant’s

top seller, but

the guava isn’t far behind,

Vallejo said.

The first dish out of

the kitchen was the guacamole

burrata ($15).

The plate features avocado

mixed with basil,

jalapenos, pickled onions

and cherry tomatoes and

comes served with burrata

Mercado Cocina and Cantina’s Fabianita’s flautas ($10), which features crispy

chipotle-potato filled spring rolls, salsa verde, basil, mint, romaine, queso fresco

and creme fraiche, is quickly becoming a fan-favorite dish at the new Glenview

restaurant. Photos by Martin Carlino/22nd Century Media

The restaurant’s duck bunuelos ($11) features dumplings filled with duck meat over

an Oaxacan mole negro and topped with figs and queso fresco.

cheese and bread.

Next was the duck

bunuelos ($11), which are

crispy dumplings filled

with duck meat over an

Oaxacan mole negro and

topped with figs and queso


Then came Fabianita’s

flautas ($10), a dish Vallejo

said has become one of the

restaurant’s most-ordered


After the flautas, Vallejo

served up a plate featuring

Mercado’s three taco

options. The plate of three

tacos ($10) included a

chicken al pastor taco with

grilled pineapple, pickled

rhubarb and guajillo

chilis; a chochinita pibil

taco with achiote-braised

pork and pickled onions;

and a crispy fish taco with

tilapia, chipotle aioli and

apple-fennel slaw.

Vallejo also served us

lamb barbacoa ($25), one

of Mercado’s house specialties.

The dish is served

with a slow-braised lamb

shank wrapped in a banana

leaf and served with

lamb jus and handmade


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The Varsity: North Shore Podcast

Guys remember spring,

announce boys volleyball honors

Athlete of the Week

Staff Report

In this week’s episode of

The Varsity: North Shore,

the only podcast focused

on North Shore sports,

hosts Michal Dwojak, Michael

Wojtychiw and Nick

Frazier recap their favorite

memories from the spring

season, announce the boys

volleyball Team 22 all-area

teams and the Boys Volleyball

Coach and Player

of the Year honorees.

Find the varsity

Twitter: @varsitypodcast

Facebook: @thevarsitypodcast

Website: WilmetteBeacon.com/sports

Download: Soundcloud, iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn,

PlayerFM, more

First Period

The three recap their favorite

spring memories.

Second Period

The guys announce

the 2019 Boys Volleyball

Team 22.

Third Period

The three announce the

Coach and Player of the


22nd Century Media File Photo

10 Questions

with Aaron Schatz

The New Trier libero

helped lead the Trevians

to third place at the state

tournament this season.

What’s one thing

people don’t know

about you?

I have a twin brother

Alden who is also another

captain of the volleyball


What’s your greatest


Bringing people together.

If you could travel

anywhere in the

world, where would it

be and why?

Japan because they have

the best fish/sushi.

What’s one item on

your bucket list?

Go skydiving.

If you could have one

meal for the rest of

your life, what would

it be and from where

or who would make


Lou Malnati’s sausage

deep dish.

If you won the lottery,

what would you do

with the money?

Buy a sailboat.

What’s been your

favorite thing at New


The elective class options.

If you could play

another sport, what

would it be and why?

Soccer because I can

play it with people all over

the world.

Who is your dream

dinner guest?

Kobe Bryant.

What’s one song on

your playlist?

“Dreams and Nightmares”

by Meek Mill.

Interview by Sports Editor

Michael Wojtychiw

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the wilmette beacon | June 13, 2019 | 49

Sports Briefs

New Trier hockey to host

Alex Pegler fundraiser

In honor of former coach

Alex Pegler’s memory, the

New Trier Hockey program

welcomes all local

youth hockey players, past

alumni and friends and

families to come join them

at 4 p.m. on July 27th, to

“skate with the Trevians.”

Come celebrate NT Hockey,

help raise proceeds

at the inaugural event in

support of the Alex Pegler

Goal and Assist Fund and

kick off the start of the

2019-2020 New Trier

Hockey season with:

1) food, beverages and


2) New Trier players

Skates/Skills/small area

games with Wilmette and

Winnetka players,

3) Alumni hockey,

4) Silent Auction Items

and other surprises.

New Trier’s hockey

website, newtrierhockey.

com, will be updated with

more event information, including

skater waivers and

alumni hockey registrations


Lacrosse players earn

NCAA All-America honors

A number of local collegiate

lacrosse players

were recognized for their

great play this past season.

Illinois Wesleyan senior

and New Trier graduate

Will Rossi was named an

honorable mention All-

American after scoring

a school-record 79 goals

and adding 18 assists. His

4.39 goals per game were

second-most nationally.

After helping lead

Northwestern’s women’s

lacrosse team to the Big

Ten title, Brennan Dwyer,

a Loyola graduate, was

named a First-Team All-

American by Inside Lacrosse.

Dwyer led Northwestern

in draw controls,

setting a Wildcats’ singleseason

record with 181.

Her 8.61 draw controls

per game were fifth in the

country and the 181 draw

controls were third-best


New Trier graduate and

Tufts senior Ben Connelly

earned his third consecutive

United States Intercollegiate

Lacrosse Association

Division III honorable

mention All-American

honor after scoring 58

goals and adding 21 assists.

His 150 career goals are

tied for third-most all-time

in Tufts program history.


From Page 55

the season progressed, he

saw more playing time

and became the team’s primary

fullback as time went


While the statistics show

that Rosenthal finished

the year with zero rushing

yards, he did score a touchdown

against Maryland

when he dove on a loose

ball in the end zone.

Even though he was

coming from New Trier

and consistently playing

some of the best competition

in the state, the transition

to the college game

wasn’t an easy one.

“When I first came in

during my first fall camp as


From Page 53

a freshman, it was sort of a

reality check about the size

and the speed at the next

level, especially at Michigan

State at a Big 10 level,”

he said. “So that redshirt

year was kind of where I

was observing what it took

to make your way on the

field or make my way on

the field, and really honed

in on it.

“I think it’s very difficult

coming from a senior

captain on your football

team and then coming into

Michigan State as a redshirt

freshman sort of back to the

bottom. So I felt, this is the

time I have to... it’s kind of I

have to prove myself again.

Start from the bottom and

work my way up, whether

that’s of course physically,

the academics,” Howard

said. “My interest right

now is in general biology,

maybe a pre-med focus, I

don’t know at this point,

but they are very highly

ranked in that regard so

having those opportunities

with such a large research

school and great sciences,

that’s why I liked Penn

State so much.

“I didn’t know if I really

wanted to play (in college).

Yes I’ve had some statistical

success in high school,

but I didn’t know if I really

wanted to dedicate a

lot of the next four years to

the sport that I love. Did I

want to focus a lot more on

academics, or the other extracurriculars

I was really

involved in? So luckily a

great school worked out in

both ways.”

Howard thought he’d

never see himself as a vocal

leader, but that’s something

he became as the years

went on. Something else

he saw a lot of improvement

in was his personal


“The biggest change

over the last four years

beyond sort of the interacting

with teammates

on the field, off the field, in

the classroom, whatever it

took to kind of start making

a name for myself.”

The advertising management

major will be looking

to keep proving that his hard

work is paying off and that

the coaches were right to reward

him with a scholarship

and knows there are still

some things he can improve

on, including things like

route running, pass blocking

and becoming more of

a leader on and off the field.

The college football

world will see how much

his hard work throughout

the year, as well as during

the summer, has paid off,

when the Spartans host

Tulsa on Aug. 30 in East


would be personal confidence.

Knowing that I can

step out on the court and I

know that I touch higher

than the guy across from

me,” he said. “I know that

if I play my own game,

I’m fine. Now I don’t want

that to translate into some

form of ego because really

it’s just going from a place

when I was 14 and scared

out of my mind to get set

and I tell the setter ‘hey it’s

important right now don’t

set me’ coming into my

senior and walking to the

front row and telling the

setter ‘set me every ball,’

it’s just a great thing to see

how I’ve progressed.”


From Page 53

we have kind of a calm,

confident instructional

style. They know what to

expect from us emotionally

and I don’t think they’re

surprised by us and that

helps create a good learning

environment. So that

stuff never changes.

“We definitely change

our strategies and the

things that we’re going

to practice and which

coach is going to take on

which elements of the

game based on where

we see areas of need for

that team. So we do definitely

change it up. I’m

actually not a creature

of habit. I get bored with

routine. We do, which is

probably the opposite of

most coaches, but we do

definitely change up our

practices, the things we

emphasize strategically.

And we kind of mentor

our players. But our

personality, style and

environment doesn’t


The consistency is

what helped the Trevians

win their sixth consecutive

sectional this year

and is what also helped

Haak earn 22nd Century

Media’s Boys Volleyball

Coach of the Year award.

Like most high school

teams and programs, the

Trevians are prone to losing

a lot of kids to graduation

every season. Even

this year, the team lost

key pieces all over the

court, including middle

hitters James Snyder and

Joe D’Attomo. But the

team took third place this

year, bettering its fourthplace

finish last season

and earning its best finish

since it was state runnerup

in 2016.

“We keep big teams

and we are a big school.

We tend to have a lot of

great athletes,” Haak said.

“And we like to try at our

lower levels to develop

all kids, give all kids lots

of playing time, regardless

of their starting point,

because we know some

kids develop later and

whatnot. My lower level,

the coaches do a great job

just getting kids ready for

varsity. So even if they

weren’t a huge player

for us junior year, maybe

they even played on JV

junior year, senior year

they’re ready to go strong

and confident. One thing

about our boys and our

coaching staff, we believe

that we have a chance to

beat every team and so we

instill that in them and I

think that our teams tend

to be very confident.”

This season started off

a little rocky for the Trevians

in that many of their

matches went three sets,

with not many sweeps

along the way.

But those close matches,

having to play some of

the toughest teams in the

area is what helped prepare

the Trevians for the

grind of the playoffs.

According to Haak, one

key tournament really

opened up her squad’s


“I think a turning point

for us was the Downers

Grove South tournament.

We were one of the top

seeds for that tournament

and we ended up in the

bronze bracket,” she said.

“I don’t think we’ve ever

been in a bronze bracket

before since this coaching

staff has been here.

And that was a little bit

of a turning point for

us because we knew we

could do better than that

as a coaching staff. Our

players wanted more and

knew they could do better

and we knew we needed

to step things up and so

we talked about that a lot

at practice. We kind of

upped the intensity level

a little bit. We kind of

redesigned our coaching

elements, like what we

wanted to focus on coaching-wise

to get at some

of our weaknesses. And

our team really wanted to

kind of restart it. So we

really went after it at that


“We have phenomenal

captains this year who are

seniors who would not let

our team check out.”

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Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 2 days ago

Buddy Baseball begins fourth year with more than 50 volunteers

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

Wilmette’s Jeff Kost believes

that all children, regardless of

ability, should have the opportunity

to play baseball. So, in

2016, he spearheaded The Wilmette

Baseball Association’s

Buddy Baseball – a program that

gives New Trier Township kids

with varying developmental and

physical disabilities the chance

to play ball with assistance from

compassionate youth volunteers.

Since inception, Buddy Baseball

has grown by leaps and

bounds and now has over 40 registered

players. On Sunday, June

9, those players, along with over

50 teen volunteers, headed to

West Park for opening day. Once

there, all the players, their families,

coaches and volunteers, collectively

enjoyed the rituals that

come with a day at the ballpark,

while learning valuable life lessons

along the way.

“Buddy Baseball is a win-win

for all. Players can participate in

a sport program to the fullest of

their abilities in a fun and safe

environment where there are no

judgements regarding performance,”

Kost explained. “Their

families get to enjoy watching

their children play and interact

with teenagers in the community.

Buddy volunteers also benefit

from the program, learning valuable

lessons and earning the type

of self-satisfaction that comes

from knowing they make a difference.

The characteristics of

empathy and patience are abundant

in all of our volunteers.”

Before the start of the game,

players warmed- up with their

volunteers, practicing their

catching, hitting and pitching.

Next, Wilmette Boy Scout

Troop 3 began the ceremony by

presenting the American flag.

Travis Tassone then sang the national

anthem, before Park District

Board President Amy Wolfe

gave a few words, complementing

the program’s mission.

“This is an incredible program

and one the Park District is proud

to support. Buddy Baseball is an

all-inclusive program, allowing

kids to be part of a team and a

community.” Wolfe said.

Kristin Harper watched her

son Trace enjoy the ballgame

almost as much as he enjoyed

entertaining the crowd with his

enthusiastic rendition of “Take

Me Out to the Ball Game.” For

her, “the sense of community is

what makes Buddy Baseball so


“What I love about Buddy

Baseball is that I get to support

Trace, while watching all his

friends enjoy the experience of

participating in a team sport.

This program is about inclusivity;

it also allows kids to find

what truly interests them. For

example, we came for baseball,

which Trace loves, but what he

loves even more is singing and

entertaining the crowd. Being

asked to sing during the 7th inning

stretch is really special for

him.” Kristin Harper said.

For volunteers like seventh

grade Wilmette Junior High

School student Ava Householder,

the satisfaction from knowing

she is doing a good deed, is what

motivated her to become a volunteer

for the first time.

“When I learned about Buddy

Baseball, I knew I wanted to

volunteer because I really enjoy

helping people who need it,” she

said. “I love knowing that I am

making a difference.”

Similarly, Harold

Stricklin, of Winnetka added,

“putting a smile on the faces of

Trace Harper, 9, of Central

Elementary sings “Take Me Out

to the Ball Game” at Buddy

Baseball’s opening day Sunday,

June 9, at West Park. Alexa

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the players is the best part. I’m

glad to be part of a program that

means so much to so many other


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Multiple New Trier boats win titles at national championships

Submitted by New Trier


New Trier crews made

some history at the Scholastic

Rowing Association

of America’s Championships

at Dillon Lake

in Nashport, Ohio under

mostly sunny skies May 24

and 25. The Men’s Varsity

Lightweight 8+ crew medaled

in the competition for

the first time ever, capturing

third place in the national

regatta, and both the

Men’s and Women’s Freshman

8+ boats won first

place in their races for the

first time since 2007. The

Women’s Second Varsity

8+ also took the gold medal

for the fifth year in a row.

Varsity Lightweight and

JV boys’ coach Charles

Richardson called the New

Trier Men’s Lightweight

8+ “pioneers” for earning

the first lightweight medal

for the boys’ squad in New

Trier history.

“Led by four seniors, I

couldn’t be more proud of

the hard work these athletes

have put in to get New

Trier on the podium after

consecutive years of placing

just outside of medals,”

Richardson said.

Coxswain Griffen

Schmelter said, “Our lightweight

boat does a really

good job of getting out of

the gates with the rest of

the crews. Then we were

able to trust our fitness and

make gains on the rest of

the boats in the toughest

section of the race.”

Senior Molly George had

this to say about her Second

Varsity 8+ race, “My

last row for New Trier was

one of the best moments

— a culminating success

to finish off four years of

hard work with the team.

As I sat at the finish line

catching my breath after

the race, before the nine of

us knew we were national

champions, I realized that

it didn’t matter whether we

won first or second place.

What a wonderful way to

go out! I know I’ll take the

positivity, persistence, and

grace under pressure that I

needed to exist on this team

with me to excel in whatever

I do.“

Fellow senior Jasmine

Wu said the fact that 8 of

the 9 rowers on the boartwere

seniors “made us want

it more and pull harder.”

Coaches for the two

gold-medal winning freshman

boats praised what

Novice girls’ Coach Hope

Poor called their “substantial

victory” in the finals.

The girls won their final by

six seconds; the boys “won

by a boat length,” Novice

boys’ Coach Josip Stolar

said. “I was impressed with

their maturity and ability to

improve their performance

with each race.”

Of the 11 New Trier

crews who qualified to participate,

10 went on to race

in their finals. The crews

who medaled were the

Women’s Freshman 8+ 1st,

Men’s Freshman 8+ 1st,

Women’s Second Varsity

8+ 1st, Women’s Varsity

Lightweight 4+ 2nd and

Men’s Varsity Lightweight

8+ 3rd.

Head varsity boys’

coach Nate Kelp-Lenane

said, “This was an exceptional

weekend for the Trevians.

I couldn’t be more

proud of how the team

operated and executed. A

huge thank you to this senior

class that lead the team

with humility and hard


Other crews that participated

were: Women’s First

Varsity 8+ 4th, Men’s Second

Varsity 8+ 4th, Men’s

Second Varsity 8+ 4th,

Women’s Varsity Lightweight

8+ 5th, Men’s First

Varsity 8+ 5th and Women’s

Junior Varsity 8+ 6th.

Program Director Rose

Marchuk noted that New

Trier meets its best competition

of the spring season

at this regatta.

“The competition is intense

with boats battling

down a 1,500 meter course

stroke for stroke. It becomes

a real test of trusting

your conditioning and your

teammates while pushing

your physical and mental


More history: One astute

parent pointed out that this

was the first time there have

been two sets of twins in

New Trier’s top boats: Rachel

and Jonah Rane coxed

the 1st Varsity boats, and

twins Tommy and Katherine

Figura rowed in those

boats as well. One of those

twins, Katherine Figura,

stroke of the Women’s First

Varsity 8+, said her crew

focused on “putting everything

we had into the race,

which translated into a fast

start and an even faster finish.”

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BoyS VolleyBall

Welcome to 22nd Century media’s All-Area team: Team 22. Thanks to help from area coaches and the

eyes of 22nd Century Medis staff, the best players were selected from six high schools — Glenbrook North

(GBN), Glenbrook South (GBS), Highland Park (HP), Lake Forest (LF), Loyola Academy (LA) and New Trier

(NT) — in our coverage area.

FirST Team

Outside hitter

Jack Howard, LA senior

• 406 kills, 130 digs; The

Penn State signee ended his

career with 1,154 kills, ranking

14th all-time in IHSA history.

The Chicago Catholic League

All-Conference honoree helped

Loyola to the sectional final.

Outside hitter

Jack Shampine, GBS senior

• 374 kills, 134 digs; The

Central Suburban League

Player of the Year was the heart

of the Titans, adding 40 aces

and 40 total blocks.

Outside hitter

Peter Brown, NT junior

• 305 kills, 130 digs; Brown,

who will play for the University

of Southern California in two

seasons, earned an All-CSL

honor and powered the

Trevians to third place at state.

Middle BlOcker

Gavin Elliott, LA senior

• 115 kills, 99 blocks; Elliott’s

99 blocks were the most by a

Rambler since 2009 and the

second-highest total in the last

15 years.

Second Team

Outside hitters

Kevin Lamp, LF senior

• 280 kills, 95 digs; Lamp missed

10 games this season to play for

the U.S. Junior National Team in

Peru, then two more with an ankle

injury in the playoffs, which hurt

his season numbers. Regardless,

the Stanford signee made the

All-Conference team and was one

of the top volleyball players in the


Spencer Capps, LF senior

• 271 kills, 264 digs; When Lamp

was away, Capps stepped up

to carry Lake Forest, adding 41

aces and earning All-Conference

honors. The senior was the Scouts’

best player during their run to the

regional final.

Henry Clemons, LA senior

• 271 kills, 139 digs; The All-

Conference selection was a key

contributor to a Ramblers team that

reached the sectional final.


Justin McCartney, LF senior

• 978 assists, 68 digs; Coming

just short of 1,000 helpers

on the season, McCartney

made the North Suburban

Conference All-Conference

team and even had 46 kills and

30 aces for the Scouts.


Aaron Schatz, NT senior

• 409 digs, 92 assists; Leading

all local players in digs, Schatz

earned All-Conference and All-

Tournament recognition for the


Honorable mentions:

Ethan Brodell, GBN junior OH; Paul Wyszynski, GBN

freshman libero; Alex Brafford, GBN junior MB; Joe

Masloski, GBS senior OH; Will Langas, GBS senior OH;

Thomas Cavallaro, GBS senior S;

Jeff Siegel, HP senior L;

Josh Rohn, HP junior

OH; Jack Hartline,

LF junior L; Connor

Pochetti, NT

senior OH; Zach

Salberg, NT

senior S; Colin

Heath, NT junior


Middle BlOcker

Brennan Marzella, LF junior

• 68.5 blocks, 128 kills; The

versatile junior earned an All-

Conference Honorable Mention

after leading the Scouts in blocks

and ranking fourth on the team in



John Hitt, LA junior

• 850 assists, 130 digs; Hitt

showed a well-rounded game, as he

also accumulated 49 kills and 40

blocks en route to All-Conference



Ryan Merk, LA sophomore

• 373 digs, 47 aces; The only

sophomore to make either our First

or Second team, Merk was named

to the All-Conference team after

helping Loyola reach the sectional


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Boys Volleyball Player of the Year

Howard’s newfound confidence leads to success

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 1 day ago

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

Loyola has had a number

of successful outside

hitters in its boys volleyball

history. David Wieczorek

and Adam Toren

are both top 15 all-time in

career kills in the state of


Well they’re joined now

by recent Loyola graduate

Jack Howard, who

had more than 400 kills

this season en route to his

fourth all-conference honor

and finished his career with

1,154 career kills, which

places his 14th all-time in

Illinois. For his great season,

Howard was named

22nd Century Media’s

Player of the Year.

Joining a list that includes

college All-Americans

and former Olympians

is something that Howard

isn’t taking lightly.

“It’s a great feeling seeing

it on there but it’s just

indicative that I still have a

lot of work to go,” Howard

said. “If I’m going to end up

as collegiately successful

as these players, they were

great high school players,

but that’s got to translate on

to the next level.”

Howard made the varsity

squad as a freshman, but

for someone who ended up

being successful, it wasn’t

always that way.

In fact, it was quite the


“I walked on the courts

absolutely petrified. I was

so scared as a freshman, I

basically didn’t talk for the

whole first month,” he said.

“I actually got the team in

trouble a couple of times

because I didn’t communicate.

So it was over the

course of really getting into

the gameplay because we

have those three weeks at

the beginning of the season

just with our team practicing

all the time.

“Once we really started

to loosen up and I was

pretty solidly on the starting

lineup, and I was able

to actually connect with

them in game time situations,

that’s when I started

to open up and get over this

massive fear.”

This past season, Howard

helped lead Loyola to

the top seed in its sectional,

as well as a second consecutive

trip to the sectional

final, a place the Ramblers

hadn’t been in a number of

years, especially after having

fallen in the regional

finals his first two years.

Howard missed a good

portion of the beginning of

his junior season with an

injury, but returned in a big

way, helping the team end

on a successful note.

Even with the success

the Ramblers had last year,

this year was up in the air,

as they lost a good number

of players from last year’s

squad, namely their middle


“Something that I will

take away from this is after

our first actual practice

walking up the stairs, because

we have to shag on

the balcony, and walking

up the stairs with the other

captains and all of us sort

Loyola graduate Jack Howard is 22nd Century Media’s

2019 Boys Volleyball Player of the Year. 22nd Century

Media file Photo

of turning to each other and

saying ‘I have no idea what

this year’s going to look

like. I am confused out of

my mind whether we will

be good, whether we’ll be

terrible,’” he said.

“It ended up well and

I’m proud of what we’ve


Next season, Howard

will be playing at Penn

State University, a consistent

power in the sport of

men’s volleyball.

Interestingly enough, the

Northbrook resident wasn’t

even sure if he was going to

play in college as recently

as March.

“Primarily I chose it for

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Boys volleyball Coach of the Year

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New Trier’s consistency helps lead Haak to award

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

Every season, every

year, every team is different.

The players, the

formations, maybe even

the plays. But for New

Trier boys volleyball, the

one thing that’s stayed the

same is the coaching staff

and its coaching techniques/methods.

“I think our coaching

style as far as our executions

for how kids act in

our program and how they

work and their level of

commitment, that never

changes,” Trevians coach

Sue Ellen Haak said. “The

way we treat our players,

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New Trier’s Sue Ellen Haak is the Boys Volleyball Coach

of the Year. 22nd century media file photo








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New Trier alumnus Brecht ready for pro ball

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

New Trier alum Ben Brecht

saw his childhood dream come

true June 4, when the Tampa Bay

Rays selected the University of

California-Santa Barbara lefthanded

pitcher in the fifth round

of the Major League Baseball


“I have believed it since I was

six years old. Seriously,” Brecht

said about when he started to

think he could get drafted.

The Wilmette native knew he’d

be drafted anywhere between the

third and eighth rounds, but it was

the waiting game that really made

it hard on Brecht, not knowing

when the exact moment would


“It was quite stressful honestly

we watched a lot of picks knowing

that I could be coming up and

then my phone just started blowing

up before the draft ticker was

even updated,” he said. “So I kind

of knew. I saw it pop up and it

was very cool.”

After a very successful high

school career, Brecht went to

California with big expectations,

hoping to make an immediate impact

with the Gauchos.

It didn’t come right away


After being a mid-week starter

for the Gauchos his freshman

year, his sophomore year didn’t

really go as he had planned. In

more than 12 fewer innings, he

saw a good number of stats rise,

including his ERA by over a run.

His junior year was different


“I came in this year with a

much better mindset, I worked a

lot harder than I ever have in my

life, which, not only as a player

but a person,” he said. “I’ve always

hung my hat on my command.

I’m a big guy, and I can

throw a lot of strikes. In high

school, I was just getting it done

because I could put it past people

and then I got to college and my

velocity was down a little bit.

So, I was still throwing a ton of

strikes but I wasn’t throwing as

hard so I had to really learn how

to pitch. That was really beneficial

for me because I learned

how to get people out without

just overpowering them.

“The biggest difference between

last year and this year is

one, confidence, and just trusting

myself. And two, by putting all

that work in I picked up three or

four miles an hour velocity from

last year which generates a lot

more swing and misses.”

All that work paid off as Brecht

was named the team’s Friday

night starter, which is usually

considered the day the team’s top

started pitches, the week of UC-

SB’s opening game.

What followed is what he had

been hoping for his entire collegiate


He finished the season 10-2 in

16 starts with 101 strikeouts and

only 18 walks. He had doubledigit

strikeouts in two games, including

a season-high 11 against

Tulane March 8.

Brecht isn’t the only one who

had a successful season though.

The Gauchos finished the season

with a 45-11 record, winning

their first outright conference

title since 1986 and rising to

as high as No. 4 in the national


Their season ended up early,

however, as they lost their first

two games in the NCAA Tournament,

getting knocked out in the

regional round of the tournament.

“The guys in leadership roles,

specifically me, Chris (Lincoln),

Jack (Dashwood), Eric Yang,

cultivated a very different culture

than in the past,” he said. “That

bled into everything that we do.

Specifically, it’s the leaders who

are going to set the tone and everyone

else is going to follow.

“In the past two years, there

was a lot more of...less cooperation.

If you mess up we’re just

going to [blame] you type culture.

This year it’s a lot more like

‘we’re going to be your friends

and show you how to do things

right as opposed to wait for you

to mess things up and then punish

you for it.’”

After finishing finals this week,

Brecht plans to sign with the Rays

and get to Tampa Bay to sign and

then head off to short-season ball,

where he’ll spend time getting

some innings in, as well as adjusting

to professional baseball

life and schedules.

Brecht is excited to get to play

in the Rays organization because

as he says “there’s no better organization

that develops tall pitchers.”

He’s happy with how his career

ended up and with the fact

he went to play college baseball

instead of signing with the Baltimore

Orioles right out of high


“There was a chance I’d get

signed out of high school but I

think it was in my best interest

to go to college and really, every

moment that I’ve been here I’ve

Wilmette native Ben Brecht

delivers a pitch during his

junior season as a pitcher on

the University of California-

Santa Barbara baseball team.

Tony Mastres/University of

California-Santa Barbara

been, grateful that I made that

decision,” he said. “I don’t think

I would have thrived in pro ball

out of high school. I don’t think

I was mature enough physically

or mentally to handle that. Now

I feel like it’s the perfect time for


“I’ve got three years under my

belt, I’ve learned to become a

completely different person than

I was three years ago. Excited

about professional ball.”








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22nd Century Media FILE PHOTO




1. New Trier girls

soccer (above).

The Trevians took

third place at

state in their sixth

consecutive trip

to the final four.

Emma Weaver’s

two goals helped

beat Lyons 2-0.

2. New Trier

girls lacrosse.

The Trevians

won the Niles

North Regional

by defeating

Loyola in extra

innings. However,

OPRF cut the

season short

in the sectional


3. Loyola boys

volleyball. The

Ramblers fell to

New Trier in the

sectional final

for the second



From the Sports Intern

A familiar face

ready for summer

Andrew Favakeh

Sports Intern

Hello everyone. My

name is Andrew,

Drew as I like to

be called, Favakeh and

I’m the new sports intern

for The Wilmette Beacon.

I grew up in Barrington

with a five-acre yard. I

rotated between a different

sport every season;

basketball, baseball,

football and soccer. When

the Chicago temperature

inevitably dropped, I began

reading about sports. I

became instantly obsessed.

I memorized statistics,

ordered subscriptions from

ESPN The Magazine and

Sports Illustrated and even

started writing my own

little articles.

In eighth grade, I

moved to the North Shore

and attended New Trier

High School, where I

played varsity basketball.

After graduating, my first

college choice was the

University of Illinois,


But soon after realizing

I wanted to go into the

sports world, I transferred

to Butler University. Now I

am a rising junior journalism

major with a sports

media concentration. During

college, I have been an

organizer for J.B. Pritzker’s

campaign and a sports

reporter for the Butler Collegian,

Butler University’s

school newspaper.

In my downtime,

I watch an unhealthy

amount of NBA film

and blog for SB Nation’s

Liberty Ballers and

Fansided’s The Step Back.

Having covered the Butler

women’s cross-country

team in the spring and the

women’s basketball team

in the fall, I learned how to

inform the public about the

importance of their stories.

My passion is finding

stories and telling them

in a unique and personal

way. I strive to show that

athletes are humans, too.

I’m ecstatic to find stories

about sports in the North

Shore area and provide the

best coverage I can.

Please don’t hesitate to

reach out either by email

interns@22ndcm.com or

by phone at (847) 272-

4565. Feel free to provide

information about local

athletes or shoot any questions

about the NBA.

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New Trier grad Rosenthal earns

scholarship at Michigan State

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

Michigan State fullback Max Rosenthal, a New Trier

alumnus, in action against Central Michigan University

this season. Photo submitted by Michigan State Athletics

For many high school

athletes, a goal of theirs to

continue playing at the collegiate

level. Whether that

be NCAA Division I, II,

III or NAIA, the opportunity

to play at the next level

is something the players

strive for.

New Trier alumnus

Max Rosenthal is one of

those lucky ones that got

the opportunity to play at

the Division I level, when

he decided to walk on at

Michigan State University

as a fullback in 2017.

“Michigan State started

recruiting me after my

junior football season,

originally as a linebacker,”

Rosenthal said. “And then

as time went on they were

in more need of a fullback.

I had offers from Bowling

Green, Air Force, and Fordham.

But I loved Michigan

State from my first visit. I

thought the coaches were

first-class, great family atmosphere,

just doing everything

by the book, everything

the right way.

“Michigan State football

is something I’ve always

followed and appreciated

throughout high school.

So to be able to become a

Spartan was a dream come


Even more of a dream

came true after the Spartans’

last day on spring

practice when Michigan

State coach Mark Dantonio

awarded the Winnetka resident

with a scholarship.

“It was a Thursday after

our last practice, and Coach

Dantonio was making

some announcements for

the team,” Rosenthal said.

“It was like this Game of

Thrones theme and it was

these three kind of scrolls

and each one was to deliver

to a guy on scholarship. So

my roommate Blake Bueter

came up and he announced

my name as the first one.

So that’s how they did the


“The reaction it was just

kind of... it was probably

one of the most accomplished

feelings I’ve ever

felt. Just all the hard work

that paid off, all the people

that helped me along the

way to get me to this point.

So it was pretty surreal but

very happy and I made my

phone call home. Both my

parents were excited, crying

on the other line. So it

was an awesome moment.”

While some walk-ons

are blindsided by the scholarships

they end up receiving,

Rosenthal had a feeling

one might be coming

just based on the amount

of playing time he had received

during his redshirt

freshman season this past


Rosenthal earned his

first start on Sept. 29 when

the Spartans hosted Central

Michigan University

in East Lansing, Mich. As

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Listen Up

“I have believed it since I was six years old.


Ben Brecht — New Trier alumnus and University of California-

Santa Barbara pitcher on his dream of being drafted.

tunE in

What to watch this week

SUMMER BASEBALL: Connie Mack League play is

underway as Loyola faces Highland Park in a series.

• Loyola travels to Highland Park at 5 p.m. June

17 and 18 and hosts HP at 7 p.m. June 19.


49 - Sports briefs

48 - Athlete of the Week

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Michael

Wojtychiw, m.wojtychiw@22ndcenturymedia.com.

The Wilmette Beacon | June 13, 2019 | WilmetteBeacon.com

Working hard New Trier graduate Max

Rosenthal earns scholarship at Michigan State

University, Page 55

Shining stars 22CM names

all-area boys volleyball team, COY,

POY, Pages 52-53

Preparing for the Bigs

Wilmette’s Brecht drafted in fifth round by Tampa Bay Rays, Page 54

UCSB junior and New Trier graduate Ben Brecht delivers a pitch during his junior

year. Tony Mastres/University of California-Santa Barbara

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