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In this week’s

Tower

Police Reports6

Pet of the Week............ 8

Editorial29

Puzzles32

Faith34

Dining Out37

Home of the Week38

Athlete of the Week41

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THURSDAY

The American Roots of the

Beatles

7-9 p.m. July 11, Northbrook

Public Library, 1201

Cedar Lane. Professor

Moptop is a Beatles expert

and educator who has been

teaching at Beatle University

on WXRT radio for

20 years. Professor will

discuss American Rock

and Roll and the affect that

Buddy Holly, The Everly

Brothers, Eddie Cochran

and Gene Vincent had

on the Beatles. Great for

both novice and long time

Beatle fans alike, there is

something “new” for everyone

to learn. For more

information, please call

(847) 272-6224.

FRIDAY

Movie in the Park: ‘The

Incredibles 2’

8:30 p.m. Friday, July

12, Village Green Park,

Shermer and Meadow

Roads. Bring a blanket or

lawn chair and head over

to the Village Green Park.

Family-friendly fun starts

at 7:30. In case of inclement

weather, the movie will

be canceled. This event is

free.

Friday Night Lights

8-10 p.m. July 12,

Meadowhill Aquatic Center,

1501 Maple Ave. Join

for a twilight swim. Meadowhill

Aquatic Center will

remain open an extra two

hours on Friday, June 7

and July 12 to allow everyone

to swim under the

stars. Free entry with pool

pass or daily/twilight fee

applies.

SATURDAY

Shredding Event

9 a.m.-noon, July

13, Dickholtz Wealth

Management, Inc. and

HealthSmart, 2565 Shermer

Road. Shred your pain,

your financial worries and

your unwanted papers.

Complimentary refreshments

and sandwiches.

Maximum of 3 boxes per

person to be safely shredded

on site. Drive-thru not

available.

Family LEGO Club

10:30 a.m.-noon July

13, Northbrook Public

Library, 1201 Cedar

Lane. Drop in and build

a spectacular LEGO creation.

Each month will

feature a different challenge

to stretch your

building skills. For more

information, please call

(847) 272-6224.

SUNDAY

Yoga Brunch at Pinstripes

9-10 a.m. July 14, Pinstripes,

1150 Willow

Road. Kick off your Sunday

morning with an energizing

yoga class and stay

for our bottomless brunch.

The one-hour yoga class is

led by a CorePower Yoga

instructor. Tickets are just

$5 and include a complimentary

mimosa (21+)

and $5 off our bottomless

brunch buffet. Ticket sales

end the day before the

event at 6 p.m.

MONDAY

Make Your Own Non-

Dairy Cheese and Yogurt

7-8 p.m. July 15, Northbrook

Public Library,

1201 Cedar Lane. Elsa

M. Jacobson and David

Arfa, founders of Fresh

Curds, will demonstrate

simple step-by-step techniques

for making flavorful

non-dairy, nut-based

cheese and yogurt with

live pro-biotic cultures

at home. Explore how

vegan nut-cheezes can

be rich and creamy. Expect

flavors from fresh to

aged and savory to sweet.

Samples and resources

will be provided. For more

information, please call

(847) 272-6224.

TUESDAY

Tuesdays in the Park

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July

16, Village Green Park,

downtown Northbrook.

Join your friends and family

for free outdoor concerts

in the heart of Northbrook.

Performances start

at 6:30 and Kaleidoscope

Eyes, a Beatles Tribute

band, will perform. For

more information, please

visit nbparks.org.

UPCOMING

Helping Hands Network’s

2019 Golf Outing

11 a.m. Thursday, July

18, Twin Orchard Country

Club, 22353 Old McHenry

Road, Long Grove. The

Helping Hands Network’s

2019 Celebrity Golf Outing

and Game Day will

tee off on Thursday, July

18. Proceeds will go to

Northbrook-based Keshet,

which offers programming

for individuals with

special needs.

Family Campout

7 p.m. Saturday, July

20, Village Green Park,

Shermer and Meadow

Roads. Enjoy a miniadventure

and stay in the

park overnight and enjoy a

morning breakfast! Bring

a tent for an evening of

music, s’mores, games and

fun. No tent ... no problem.

For more information,

visit nbparks.org or call

(847) 291-2980.

Northbrook Cardboard

Regatta

10-11:30 a.m. Saturday,

July 20, Northbrook

Sports Center Pool, 1730

Pfingsten Road. Prepare

for a fun and wet adventure

that combines cardboard,

tape, creativity, energy

and engineering. The

Northbrook Cardboard

Regatta invites youth ages

6-16 to build a cardboard

boat and race against

other boats. Awards will

be presented for speed,

creativity, people’s choice

and team spirit. Register

by Monday, July 15, at

nbparks.org.

Women’s Havurah Book

Club

7 p.m. Wednesday, July

24, 2548 Jasper Court,

Northbrook. Join NCS

Women’s Havura to discuss

the new selection,

“The History of Love,”

by Nicole Krauss. Join

us for lively conversation

of the beloved text.

For questions, please call

(847) 509-9204.

ONGOING

Northbrook Farmers

Market

Starting at 7 a.m. every

Wednesday, downtown

Northbrook, 1975 Cherry

Lane. Wednesdays 7 a.m.

to 1 p.m. June 19 through

Oct. 9 in downtown Northbrook.

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fruits & vegetables, artisan

cheeses, fabulous bakery

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supportive approach

to weight control at an

affordable price. Chapter

IL 847 Northbrook meets

every Wednesday for a

weigh-in (6:15-6:45 p.m.)

and meeting (6:45-7:30

p.m.) in the back lower level

of the North Northfield

United Methodist Church

at 797 Sanders Road in

Northbrook (northeast

corner of Dundee and

Sanders), Northbrook.

For more information, call

(847) 564-3147 or visit

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Laughter Group

Can you use a good

laugh? Join at the FREE

Optimists Laughter Club

every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Laughter Yoga harnesses

the power of laughter to

uplift outlook. At Glenbrook

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Local organizations parade through Northbrook July 4

Todd Marver

Freelance Reporter

More than 70 organizations

participated in the

annual Northbrook Independence

Day parade on a

beautiful, sunny day.

The parade route took

place along the route from

Cherry Lane and Western

Avenue to Shermer

and Meadow roads on

Thursday, July 4.

The parade began with

the Northbrook Police and

Fire Departments escort

with Village trustees and

the grand marshal, American

Legion Post 791. The

Northbrook Park District

followed, whose vehicle

advertised the groundbreaking

of the activity

center at Techny Prairie

Park and Fields, which was

scheduled for Wednesday,

July 10, at 7:30 a.m., with

a rendering of how the

facility.

“We’re really excited

about the fact that we’re

going to break ground this

summer,” Park Board President

Penny Randel said.

“It’s really fun to bring it

out at the parade where

people can see it and we

can give them a picture of

what it’s going to look like.

I just think it’s an exciting

thing to do.”

The Northbrook Public

Library also took part in

the parade and advertised

its summer reading program

“It’s Showtime at

Your Library.” The library

is physically located along

the parade route at Cherry

and Cedar lanes.

“This gives us the opportunity

to be out directly in

the community which we

absolutely love and it helps

us promote our summer

reading which is always a

lot of fun,” library director

Kate Hall said. “We’re

excited to be part of this

awesome event.”

Glenbrook North was

well represented with GBN

poms, GBN’s Northbrook

Independence Day band,

GBN cheerleading and

GBN Spartan athletes.

Northbrook youth athletes

also took part, including

Northbrook Baseball, Jr.

Spartan Football, Northbrook

Hockey League and

Northbrook Girls Softball

Association.

Many Northbrook organizations

participated

in the parade, including

Dairy Queen, Northbrook

Chamber of Commerce and

Industry, Northbrook Community

Nursery School,

Orangetheory Fitness and

Northbrook Nine. The parade

also featured several

local organizations serving

as sponsors, including UL,

Northbrook Civic/Northbrook

Days, Northbrook

Bank, Northbrook Historical

Society, Mike’s Garage,

Sunset Foods, Coldwell

Banker, Paramount Staffing

and Energy Productions.

“We thank our sponsors

because they help us get

the specialty groups coming

in, the paid acts like the

Jesse White Tumblers and

various other ones that are

able to come in because of

our sponsorships and give

the people extra entertainment,”

said Meri Shea,

the park district recreation

manager.

Although most of the parade

entries were local entities,

some organizations

came from further away

to participate in the parade

with some even coming

from out of state such as

Michigan City Soul Steppers

Drill Team and Chesterton

High School Trojan

Members of the Northbrook Village Board ride a Village fire truck at the Northbrook Independence Day parade on

Thursday, July 4. Scott Margolin/22nd Century Media

Guard Marching Band.

Fifteen minutes prior to

the start of the main event,

a children’s bike parade

was held co-sponsored by

George Garner Cyclery.

“They help stage the bike

parade to kickoff the entire

parade, which is kind of

cool because they get to go

through all of the crowds

and all of the people and

wave and say hello,” Shea

said. “They genuinely enjoy

it every year, so it’s

been a good tradition.”

The Northbrook Park

District and Village of

Northbrook collaborate to

put on the Independence

Day festivities. The park

district and the Village,

which also includes police,

fire and public works, have

had planning meetings together

since the start of

2019 to prepare for the day.

“We start planning in January

and have monthly or

bimonthly meetings every

month until we get to the

Fourth of July,” Shea said.

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Police Reports

Northbrook resident’s DUI leads to accident

Police responded to a traffic

crash at the intersection of

Waukegan and Shermer roads at

6:44 p.m. on July 1.

Officers found that Teresa J.

Melrose, 59, of the 1500 block

of Chapel Court was driving under

the influence. Melrose was

charged with driving under the

influence, failure to reduce speed

to avoid collision and disobeying

traffic-control device.

In other police news:

July 2

• A complainant reported that

unknown subject(s) removed

various tools from their vehicle

at 4:13 p.m. at the 700 block

Skokie Boulevard.

July 1

• A complainant reported that

unknown subject(s) used their

credit card to purchase two computers

at 10 p.m. at the Apple

Store at the 1500 block Lake

Cook Road.

• Alejandro Ortiz, 23, of Chicago,

was charged with texting

while driving and driving with a

suspended license at 11:24 p.m.

at the intersection of Willow and

Waukegan roads.

June 29

• A complainant reported that

they received a message on

their answering machine reporting

to be from the Social Security

administration at 9:56 a.m.

at the police station. The caller

recognized this as a scam.

• A complainant reported that

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June 27

• A complainant reported they

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their building at 6:11 p.m. at the

1500 block of Shermer Road.

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A Capital Fourth

Cappy

The Fry family, of

Northbrook

Northbrook residents celebrate Independence Day

Cappy is a 10-yearold

toy poodle

who loves to nap

— much like a cat.

She enjoys going

outside and for

“carries” instead

of walks. Cappy is

very affectionate

and loves to give

kisses — whether they are requested or not! She is

the best cat-dog we could ask for!

The Tower needs Pet of the Week submissions! To see your

pet featured as Pet of the Week, send photos and stories to

Martin at martin@northbrooktower.com or at 60 Revere

Drive, Suite 888, Northbrook.

A representative from Sunset Foods take part in the Northbrook Independence Day parade on Thursday, July 4, in

Northbrook. Photos by Scott Margolin/22nd Century Media

Veterans (from left) Tom Coogan, Ran Schwenkler and

Tom Mahoney with Matthew Leck, who is currently

serving in Iraq.

Bike riders lead off the parade.

Northbrook Police officers Alan Smith (left) and

Amanda Wrann dance at the Velodrome on Thursday,

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Northbrook Police, Fire departments compete in annual softball game

Todd Marver

Freelance Reporter

The Northbrook Fire and Police

departments work together

out in the community, but they

faced off against each other in

their annual Independence Day

softball game.

The annual Fire versus Police

Softball Game was a back-andforth

affair on Thursday, July

4, with the police department

coming out on top for the second

straight year 13-9 at Village

Green Park in the seven-inning

game.

“It is a friendly rivalry,” Police

Sgt. Bryan Meents said. “It’s

nice to see the crowd come out

and support both teams in general

really. We work well together

professionally, but this is fun to

come out and have a little rivalry

between us. In the first part of

my career, they got us quite often,

but lately we’ve been getting

them, so it’s a lot more fun when

you’re on this side of the game.”

The police department struck

first with two runs in the first

inning to take a 2-0 lead. The

fire department got on the board

in the top of the third inning to

cut the police department’s lead

to 2-1. The police department

added to its lead with a run in

the bottom of the third to extend

its advantage to 3-1. In the top

of the fourth, the fire department

scored two runs to tie the

game, 3-3, but in the bottom of

the fourth, the police department

scored a run to take back

the lead 4-3. The fire department

had a big fourth inning, scoring

six runs to take a 9-4 lead, but its

lead didn’t last long.

“It was a good game,” Bush

said. “It was back and forth all

game. It was a hard-fought game

and these are the games that we

enjoy playing.”

The police department responded

with three runs in the

bottom of the fifth to cut the fire

department’s lead to 9-7. The

police department scored six

Members of the Northbrook Police and Fire departments pose together at their annual softball game on Thursday, July 4, in Northbrook.

Photos by Scott Margolin/22nd Century Media

Northbrook Fire’s Bob Kincaid swings at a pitch.

more runs in the sixth inning to

account for the 13-9 final score.

“I was worried at first, but it

turned out perfectly,” Meents

said. “We got a big inning with

a lot of hits in one inning. Everybody

played well and ran out

plays and we came back luckily.”

This could potentially be the

last year of the Fire vs. Police

softball game format. Bush’s

hope for next year is that the fire

and police departments would

compete together on the same

team against Glenbrook North

baseball in a charity game.

“I’m thinking of reaching out

to the police this next year and

changing the tradition for next

year and seeing if the police and

fire unions will sponsor putting a

team together and maybe taking

Northbrook Fire’s Bob Kincaid just beats the throw home to

score a run.

on the high school varsity baseball

team for the game instead,”

he said. “I think that might be a

fun change and attract more people

and hopefully try to use it as

a charity event as well.”

Bush spoke about the connection

between the Northbrook

Fire and Police Departments.

“Whether they wear a blue

shirt and we wear a red shirt or

what have you, we’re all brothers

and we’re all sisters helping

each other out on every call we

go to,” he said. “We couldn’t do

our job without them and they

can’t do theirs without us as

well, so we have a great friendship

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Submitted by District 28

An educational leader

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director of learning.

Michelle Jackson comes

to Northbrook from Deerfield,

where she was a

principal at Walden Elementary

School. She

began her administrative

experience as an assistant

principal at Oak Grove

School. She started her

career at Grove Avenue

School in Barrington,

Michelle Jackson was

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where she taught for eight

years. She has experience

coordinating a talented

and gifted program, has

led curriculum review

cycles and professional

development and facilitated

events to build school

culture. She also led the

implementation of the

“Leader in Me” program

to support school-wide

social-emotional learning.

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degree in educational

organization and leadership

from the University

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degree in interdisciplinary

studies in curriculum

and instruction from National-Louis

University.

She earned a bachelor’s

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An added sense of security

will soon be coming to

District 28 schools.

District officials announced

last month that

doors near the front entrances

of its schools will

receive electronic locks

this summer.

Meadowbrook is slated

to receive its security improvements

during renovations

scheduled to take

place during summer

break. Electronic locks

will be added to the main

office doors, limiting access

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hall only to those who

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administrative assistant

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hallway that allows further

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Illinois Holocaust Museum adds audio tour

Speakers include

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Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

The stories of survivors,

liberators and rescuers of

the Holocaust, one of the

darkest moments in history,

can now be heard

at the Illinois Holocaust

Museum.

Visitors can listen to

survivors talk about their

gripping, personal experiences

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after the Illinois Holocaust

Museum recently

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audio tour.

Some of those stories

are about 16 people

who are in the Chicago

area. A few now live in

North Shore communities,

including Northbrook.

“The audio tour through

the Karkomi Holocaust

Exhibition provides an

unmatched opportunity to

hear from those who lived

through history’s darkest

days,” said Amanda Friedeman,

the manager of

the Audio Guide Project

and the Harvey L. Miller

Family Youth Educator.

“A narrator seamlessly

weaves together stories

of local survivors, from

the years preceding the

Holocaust through liberation

and immigration. The

tour guides visitors to 38

distinct artifacts.”

The audio tour lasts approximately

one hour but

the person using it can

stop and start the audio

tour whenever wanted —

perhaps to pause and examine

artifacts or photos

more closely according to

Friedeman.

“Headphone logos

clearly denote each designated

stop on the tour,”

she said.

Visitors obtain the freeof-charge

headphones for

the audio tour when they

enter the museum’s lobby.

“The public also can

take advantage of the audio

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Friedeman said. “The last

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shows the visitor then and

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you have just heard. It

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The exhibits feature

information and authentic

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“We left Germany in 1938 and only survived because

we were not in a concentration camp and

because of these other people who helped along

the way.”

Ralph Rehbock — Holocaust survivor and Northbrook resident, recalling

his experience escaping Germany in 1938.

to escape and ultimately

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exhibit wall from Max

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his export business. They

left our family alone for a

while. It was through his

[Schrayer’s] legal team

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Rehbock attributes the

help of five other people

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place at the right time to

help his family get out

of Germany. One was a

teenage girl watching the

Rehbock house in their

hometown who gave his

father the code that it was

not safe to come home.

Another a Marine guard

at the American embassy.

The third was an American

ambassador followed

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stranger.

“We left Germany in

1938 and only survived

because we were not in a

concentration camp and

because of these other

people who helped along

the way,” Rehbock said.

Highland Park’s Rodi

Glass, while not on the

museums audio tour, is

a member of the Illinois

Holocaust Museum’s

speakers bureau.

“We were Dutch Jews

and very fortunate to have

survived,” Glass said. “I

think I survived because

it is my responsibility

to tell people what really

happened during the

Holocaust.”

Like with Rehbock,

Glass talks about how the

Holocaust actually started

in 1933 when Adolph Hitler

came into power and

lasted until 1945.

“Things were getting

bad in Amsterdam because

of growing anti-

Semitism,” Glass said.

“Hitler blamed the Jews

for Germany’s bad economic

situations. He

slowly made laws that

took away Jews’ rights—

from owning businesses

to everything we owned.

Aryan businesses could

not sell to Jews. The Jewish

children could not attend

public schools. No

one rose up in protest

against these atrocities.”

The one thing she says

saved them was that her

mother was born in England

even though other

family members were

born in Holland.

“My mother had an

English passport with

her,” Glass said. “We

were very lucky because

the Nazis believed the rest

of the family was born in

England.”

They were placed in an

internment camp that took

them to Vittel in France.

“The Nazis held us like

hostages,” Glass said.

“The Nazis figured we

would be good to use us as

bargaining chips in the resistance

they thought the

U.S. and England would

show. The French Marquis

Underground liberated

us in 1944. With the

exception of one sibling

out of seven, my entire

father’s family was killed

during the Holocaust.”

There is much more

to see at the Illinois

Holocaust Museum.

“We are getting older

and dying out,” Rehbock

said. “We want people

to hear about the Holocaust

and about genocide

around the world. It is for

real.”

The museum also currently

features an exhibit

about slavery, “America’s

Slave Trade,” that will

continue to Aug. 25,

There also is a survivor

hologram with which a

visitor can interact at the

Take a Stand Center.

“We implore museum

visitors to take a stand

when they see something

wrong happening,” Rehbock

said. “Do something

about it.”

“Be an upstander and

not a bystander,” Gross

said.


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New text program connects Northbrook customers to local businesses

Zoe Engels, Editorial Intern

Local shoppers can now

access coupons and promotions

for more than 70

Northbrook businesses,

including retailers and

restaurants — all it takes

is the click of a button and

a quick read of a text message.

Created in June through

a partnership between the

Northbrook Chamber of

Commerce and the Village

of Northbrook, “Live

Shop Dine” is a free, optin

mobile text service offered

to Northbrook customers

and businesses.

According to a press

release sent to The Tower

by the Chamber of Commerce,

the “Live Shop

Dine” program channels

the relationship between

consumers and their

phones, especially because

text messages have

a 98 percent open rate

within the first three minutes

of being sent.

“We’re always looking

for opportunities to promote

and encourage local

shopping, and we thought,

given everybody’s affinity

for their smart phones, that

this (program) is an excellent

way to do that,” said

Tensley Garris, the president

of the Northbrook

Chamber of Commerce.

The goal of the text

program is to maintain

a healthy sales tax base.

According to the press

release, the sales tax accounts

for approximately

35 percent of Northbrook’s

annual revenue

and assists in funding

services, supporting local

schools and improving

infrastructure, while also

reducing the Village’s reliance

on property taxes.

Garris said customers

who subscribe to the

“Live Shop Dine” program

receive two to three

text messages a month.

The program helps build

a sense of community, informing

subscribers about

events occurring in the

community and connecting

customers to businesses

through coupons

and specials offers.

There are currently

1,500 individuals subscribed

to the text program,

Garris said. The more than

70 businesses participating

in the program have

provided subscribers with

an aggregate value of approximately

$800 in coupons

and promotions.

Dining specials include

10 percent off customers’

purchase at Bombay

Bowl, one free entrée with

the purchase of one entrée

at Butterfields and $3 off

any entrée during lunch at

Trattoria Oliverii.

Among the participating

retailers are H&M,

Book Bin, Darna Furniture,

and Smart Jewelers.

Other offers are available

Pictured is a screen capture of “Live Shop Dine,” a free, opt-in mobile text service

offered to Northbrook customers and businesses. Photo Submitted

for wellness locations

such as Gold Fish Swim

School and Lux Salon.

Per the release, an automated

system allows

participating businesses

to add their own offers,

terms, logos and images.

Businesses interested in

participating in “Live

Shop Dine” can contact

ron@northshoreloyalty.

com.

Customers interested in

the mobile text program

can visit http://bit.ly/Join-

NBK to learn more and

subscribe.

THE GLENVIEW LANTERN

Missing 20-year-old

Glenview man found after

being treated at local

hospital

A 20-year-old Glenview

man who went missing

Monday, July 1, was reunited

with his family six

days later after a doctor at

a Park Ridge hospital recognized

him and notified

authorities, according to

Glenview police.

Nicholas Zwolinski was

located at 4:20 p.m. Sunday,

July 7, at Advocate

Lutheran General Hospital

in Park Ridge, according

to a press release from the

Glenview Police Department.

He was taken to the hospital

on Wednesday, July

3, after being found near

a home in Morton Grove,

the release states.

Sgt. Jim Foley of the

Glenview Police Department

thanked all in and

around Glenview who

spread information about

Zwolinski in the search to

find him.

During the search, Foley

said the police department

was “exhausting every resource

we have available”

in the search, including

the use of drones to scan

local woods. The department

also followed up on a

number of tips it received

about Zwolinski, Foley

said.

“We’re really thankful

for all the help that we got

spreading the word,” Foley

told The Lantern Monday,

July 8. “We’re just very

happy we found him.”

Reporting by Jason Addy,

Contributing Editor. Full

Story at GlenviewLantern.

com.

THE HIGHLAND PARK LANDMARK

Mosquitoes test positive

for West Nile virus in

Highland Park

A batch of mosquitoes

sampled on June 13 in

Highland Park has tested

positive for West Nile virus.

The batch, also known

as a mosquito pool, is the

first confirmed indicator

of West Nile presence in

Lake County in 2019.

“In 2018, there were

eight human cases of West

Nile virus, including one

death confirmed in Lake

County,” said Mark Pfister,

executive director for

the Lake County Health

Department and Community

Health Center. “Residents

need to take action,

practicing the 4 Ds of Defense

to protect themselves

from mosquito bites.”

“Culex pipiens mosquitoes,

which are the primary

carriers of West Nile

virus, are most abundant

in mid- to late summer,

when the weather is hot,”

said Michael Adam, senior

biologist for the Health

Department. “Residents

can help prevent these

mosquitoes from breeding

by eliminating areas of

stagnant water from their

properties — items like

buckets, gutters and plant

containers, kiddie pools,

and any other items holding

water around homes

and businesses — can become

breeding sites.”

The Lake County Health

Department’s Mosquito

Surveillance Program coordinates

mosquito-trapping

results throughout

Lake County. Mosquitoes

are tested weekly for West

Nile virus. The program

also monitors reports of

dead birds (an early sign

of the presence of the virus)

and investigates areas

of stagnant water for the

presence of mosquito larvae,

specifically from the

Culex mosquito, which is

the primary carrier of West

Nile in Illinois.

In 2018, 72 batches of

mosquitoes and two birds

tested positive for West

Nile virus. Since 2002,

there have been 73 confirmed

human cases of

West Nile virus in Lake

County, as well as four

confirmed deaths.

Submitted by the Lake

County Health Department.

Full story at HPLandmark.

com.

THE WILMETTE BEACON

Wilmette’s Actors Training

Center assists collegebound

actors with new

program

The Actors Training

Center in Wilmette is piloting

a new program at

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A touch of class

Aboyer serves ‘elevated’ bistro cuisine in Winnetka, Page 37

Area tasters raise money for Anne and Robert H.

Lurie Children’s Hospital, Page 33

Ace Team member Rusty Palm, of Sugar Grove, grills chicken at the third annual Northbrook North

Shore Eggfest on Saturday, July 6, in Northbrook. Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media


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north shore puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku

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

Across

Down

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

1. PA system component

4. Not hearing

8. Coach of the 17-0

1972 Miami Dolphins

13. Nothing

14. See red

16. Jackrabbits

17. Red _____ (sushi

fish)

18. Foes

20. Scottish island

22. Easter follows it

23. A reduction

in staff

27. New Trier alumna

who has become

the US Ambassador

to Sri Lanka and the

Maldives, Alaina

32. Defining figure in

Ethiopian history

34. ___ Joe Black

35. Pay to play

36. White-tailed birds

40. US medical

research branch

42. Preminger and

Klemperer

43. Advance

44. Rachel’s biblical

sister

46. She played in

Loyola’s recordbreaking

girls

volleyball team

52. Of a tune

53. Google CEO, Eric

56. Narc’s org.

57. Mark with a

branding iron

58. Tail of a

dressed fowl

66. Part of many

Quebec place names,

abbr.

67. Taiwan resident,

for one

68. Hemmed

and ____

69. Ample shoe width

70. Public

disturbance

71. Urges

72. Mormons,

initially

1. Clownish act

2. Cat sound

3. Square base

4. Business abbreviation

5. One engaged in, suffix

6. Gremlin

manufacturer

7. Kind of

thermometer: abbr.

8. Everest guides

9. Prosciutto

10. He was famous for

spoon bending

11. Poe’s “Annabel

___’’

12. Blockhead

15. Al ___ (not too soft)

19. Christmas song

21. Dr. J’s first league

24. Strives

25. Largest Buckeye

St. airport

26. Astute

28. Aspiring atty.’s

exam

29. Stevie Wonder

“___ She Lovely”

30. Cosmonaut, Dennis

31. Catch some ___

33. Pole for a clown

36. Kind of sch.

37. ___ model

38. It gets hit

on the head

39. Auto designer

Ferrari

41. Derisive laughs

42. Cry of eagerness

45. Patriots’ grp.

47. Annexes

48. “Très ___!”

49. Money in

electronic form

50. Classified abbr.

51. Truck fuel

54. No longer in

55. Forest makeup

58. Stroke standard

59. “Just ___ thought!’’

60. Brazilian city

61. Idled

62. “Uh-uh”

63. Be indebted

64. One of 100 in D.C.

65. “WSJ” employees

Let’s see what’s on

Tune in all month in June to Northbrook Community Television,

cable Channel 17

7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Student Government

Day 2019

9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

2019 Memorial Day

Parade and Ceremony

10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

North Shore Senior

Center — Jule Tye —

President of the Hadley

Institute “There’s Nothing

Wrong With My Vision,

I just have a little

trouble seeing”

11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

North Shore Mosquito

Abatement District —

West Nile Virus Prevention

for residents and

businesses.

Noon, 8 p.m. and 12 a.m.

The 2018 4th of July

Parade

1 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Parent University —

“The Answer is No” —

Explaining to children

that sometimes the

answer is no.

10 p.m.

Edens Theater — the

history of the famous

Northbrook Theater

How to play Sudoku

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has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of

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

and box must contain each of the numbers

1 to 9.

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Eggfest all it’s cracked up to be

Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

The aroma of food

cooking on the grill was

unmistakable.

It came from under a big

white tent in the parking lot of

the Northbrook Ace’s Hardware

store last Saturday, July 6, part

of the third annual North Shore

Eggfest, where Eggheads—Big

Green Egg Enthusiasts—traveled

from all over and participated

in a festival where

they cooked up their personal

favorites for the public to taste.

The event benefits the Children’s

Miracle Network Hospitals,

which in turn locally

benefits Ann and Robert H.

Lurie Children’s Hospital of

Chicago.

“This is one of Ace Hardware’s

way of giving back to the

community,” said Ron Gadek,

owner of the Northbrook Ace

Hardware. “We provide the Big

Green Eggs for participants to

cook on and the chefs donate

all the food they use. One hundred

percent of the profits go to

Lurie’s. This event is a win-win

for everyone.”

The tasters (public) began

lining up shortly after the Ace

Hardware’s doors opened to

taste the samples.

They ultimately voted

for which one of the

Big Green Egg enthusiasts

should receive the “People’s

Choice Award,” a $250 gift

certificate.

“Everyone of our chefs receives

a swag bag [gift bag]

full of items they can use when

cooking on their own Big Green

Egg,” Gadek added. “One is a

fancy apron suited for any chef

cooking on a Big Green Egg.”

Tasters of all ages began filling

the cooking and sampling

area.

One of them was Benjamin

Burke, 10, who is a direct recipient

of Lurie Children’s

Hospital’s services. He was not

sampling—yet.

He visited with his parents

Jennie and Sean Burke from

Glen Ellyn and brothers Charlie

and Teddy.

Burke personally visited each

of the chefs and thanked them

for participating in the Northbrook

Ace Hardware event and

raising money for the hospital

that helped him.

“It was just after my seventh

Please see eggfest, 36

Vince Avalos of Grill House in Northbrook prepares chicken kabobs

at the third annual North Shore Eggfest on Saturday, July 6, in

Northbrook. Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century media

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Faith Briefs

Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook (2095

Landwehr Road)

Tuesday Women to Women

Class

Weekly women’s class

hosted by Chaya Epstein at

9 a.m. Women to Women

is a Jewish women’s organization

run by women for

women. For more information,

call (847) 564-8770.

Congregation Beth Shalom (3433

Walters Ave)

Shabbat with a Twist

Join for Shabbat with a

Twist, Aug. 16 at Congregation

Beth Shalom 11–

11:45 a.m. Families with

children up to Pre-K join

our clergy for stories and

songs and then twist your

own challah with dough we

provide and take it home

to bake. Open to the community

— free of charge.

For more information, call

(847) 498-4100 or visit

www.bethshalomnb.org.

Congregation Beth Shalom

Services Under the Sky:

Tailgate Shabbat & College

Send-off BBQ Dinner

Join Congregation Beth

Shalom Services Under

the Sky: Tailgate Shabbat

& College Send-off BBQ

Dinner on Aug. 9 at 6 p.m.

service, BBQ dinner immediately

following services.

Wear favorite school colors.

Two services will be

held, one traditional Shabbat

service and one geared

towards families with

young children (ages 0-7)

on the CBS playground.

All services outside weather

permitting. Must register

for dinner by Aug. 1 by

calling CBS at (847) 498-

4100 or email info@Beth-

ShalomNB.org.

21st Annual Helene

Hoffman Memorial Concert

Get tickets for Congregation

Beth Shalom’s 21st

Annual Helene Hoffman

Memorial Concert, East

Meets West, featuring Cantors

Azi Schwartz (Park

Avenue Synagogue, NY),

Marcelo Gindlin (Malibu

Jewish Center and Synagogue)

and Steven Stoehr

(Congregation Beth Shalom).

The event will take

place Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

at North Shore Center for

the Performing Arts (9501

Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL).

All reserved seats — tickets

$36 main floor or $25

balcony — sponsorships

available. Order tickets at

the box office or online at

www.northshorecenter.org.

For more information, call

(847) 498-4100.

Congregation Beth

Shalom Services Under

the Sky: Celebrating 50th

Anniversary of Woodstock

Congregation Beth Shalom

Services Under the

Sky: Celebrating 50th Anniversary

of Woodstock on

Aug. 16. Come at 5 p.m.

in your tie-dyed shirts and

enjoy shaved ice, `60s music

and outside fun before 6

p.m. Shabbat services. Two

services will be held, one

traditional Shabbat service

and one geared towards

families with young children

(ages 0-7) on the CBS

playground. All services

outside weather permitting.

For more information,

call (847) 498-4100 or visit

www.bethshalomnb.org.

Congregation Beth

Shalom Services Under

the Sky: Celebrating 50th

Anniversary of the Moon

Landing

Congregation Beth Shalom

Services Under the

Sky: Celebrating 50th Anniversary

of the Moon

Landing on Aug. 23. Join

at 5 p.m. for a taste of the

ice cream of the future and

out of this world activities

before 6 p.m. Shabbat services.

Two services will be

held, one traditional Shabbat

service and one geared

towards families with

young children (ages 0-7)

on the CBS playground. All

services outside weather

permitting. For more information,

call (847) 498-

4100 or visit www.bethshalomnb.org.

Northbrook Community Synagogue

(2548 Jasper Court)

Morning Minyan

Join morning minyan

followed by breakfast on

weekdays at 7:15 a.m. and

on Sundays and holidays at

9 a.m. For information, call

(847) 509-9204.

St. Giles Episcopal Church (3025 Walters

Ave.)

Community Breakfast

Join for a monthly, free

community breakfast held

each second Sunday from

9-10:30 a.m. in the church

basement. All are welcome.

Our Sunday morning worship

service begins at 10:15

a.m.

Men’s Night Out

St. Giles men and their

male friends and family

are welcome to gather at

Grandpa’s in Glenview,

across from the downtown

train station, at 7 p.m. on

the second Tuesday of the

month. For more information,

call (847) 272-6622.

Islamic Cultural Center of Greater

Chicago (1810 Pfingsten Road)

Juma’ah Prayer

This prayer includes a

khutba (sermon) by Imam,

followed by the prayer

from 1-2 p.m. on Fridays.

For more information, call

(847) 272-0319.

Sunday Talk

Every Sunday the Islamic

Cultural Center will hold

a discussion at 12:30-1

p.m. For more information,

call (847) 272-0319 or visit

www.icc-greaterchicago.

com.

Young Israel of Northbrook (3545

Walters Ave.)

Weekly Monday Night

Torah Study

Study Torah with Rabbi

Herschel Berger, spiritual

leader of Young Israel of

Northbrook, at 7 p.m. on

Mondays. Discussions will

correlate the study topic

to modern daily life. No

charge. For more information,

contact Rabbi Berger

at (847) 205-1910 or hbglobemet@aol.com.

Casual Morning Minyan

On Saturdays at 9:30

a.m., join for a Shabbat,

lay-led, participatory service

held in the mishkan.

The one-hour service is informal

and open to young

and old alike. After worship,

many participants remain

for a lively discussion

about the Torah portion

over a bagel and coffee.

Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook (2095

Landwehr Road)

Tuesday Women to Women

Class

Weekly women’s class

hosted by Chaya Epstein at

2:15 p.m. Women to Women

is a Jewish women’s organization

run by women

for women. For more information,

call (847) 564-

8770.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (1133

Pfingsten)

“The Case for Christ”

Series

Join on a riveting quest

for the truth about history’s

most compelling figure on

Sundays from 9:20-10:20

a.m. For more information,

visit GloriaDeiNorthbrook.

org.

“One Step in a Lifelong

Adventure of Faith”

Please join on Sundays

at 9:15 am for inspirational

and thought-provoking

Sunday School, Confirmation,

High School and Adult

Education programs — free

to the public — 8:15 a.m.

and 10:30 a.m. worship

services. All are welcome.

For more information, visit

GloriaDeiNorthbrook.org.

Northbrook United Methodist Church

(1190 Western Avenue)

Line Dancing

Join Tuesday nights from

7-8 p.m. for $50 per sixweek

session.

Darchei Noam of Glenbrook (3465

Techny Rd.)

Shabbat services

Join 9 a.m. followed by

kiddush. Daf Yomi weekdays

5:30 a.m., Sundays at

7:15 a.m. Shacharit weekdays

6:30 a.m., Sundays

8:30 a.m. Mincha, maariv,

and other study opportunities

variable — please

contact margo@darcheinoamglenbrook.org

or (224)

306-9364 for details.

Temple Beth-El (3610 Dundee Rd)

All Aboard! Train Adventure

Join on a train adventure

from Northbrook to

the Deerfield Train Station

park at 10 a.m. on Friday,

July 12. Snacks and activities

will be provided.

No cost. RSVP to Mandy

Herlich (mherlich@templebeth-el.org).

Park and

meet at the St. Norbert’s

Parking Lot (1817 Walters

Ave in Northbrook). Open

to the community.

Submit information for

The Tower’s Faith page to

m.dwojak@22ndcentury

media.com. Deadline is noon

on Thursday. Questions? Call

(847) 272-4565.

In Memoriam

Merrill M. Eisenstein

Merrill M. Eisenstein,

80, formerly of Northbrook,

died.

He was the treasured

son of the late Harry and

Eve Eisenstein; beloved

husband, best friend and

perfect partner of Carole

Eisenstein, nee Snett;

cherished father of David

(Katy) Eisenstein of Holland,

Ohio; devoted brother

of Shelley (Ralph) Samuel,

fond Uncle of Cindy

(Josh) Kalachek and great

uncle to Jacob and Ella.

In lieu of flowers, charitable

contributions may be

made to the Illinois Holocaust

Museum, www.ilholocaustmuseum.org.

Alan Z. Bayer

Alan Z. Bayer, 60, of

Northbrook, died.

He was the adored son

of Gerald and Joan Bayer;

beloved husband of Pamela

Rothstein Bayer; loving

father of Daniel and Madison;

much loved brother of

David (Barbara), Joel (Renay)

and Richard (Hollie)

Bayer.

Bayer was proud to be

an Eagle Scout.

In lieu of flowers, donations

may be made to Temple

Sholom of Chicago.

Have someone’s life you’d

like to honor? Email

m.dwojak@22nd

centurymedia.com with

information about a loved

one who was part of the

Northbrook community.


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Northbrook’s North Northfield

welcomes new pastor

Submitted Content

Northbrook’s North

Northfield United Methodist

Church recently welcomed

Dr. Jon E. McCoy

as its new pastor.

Rev. McCoy is transferring

from Hinsdale United

Methodist Church. He

preached for the first time

during the 10 a.m. service

on Sunday, July 7.

He has also served as

the senior pastor of St.

Mark United Methodist

Please see pastor, 36

Northbrook’s North

Northfield United

Methodist Church recently

welcomed Dr. Jon E.

McCoy as its new pastor.

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NORTHBROOK

Pinstripes

(1150 Willow Road,

(847) 480-2323)

■From ■ open until close

all week: bowling and

bocce

Village Green Park

(Downtown Northbrook

— Shermer and Meadow

Roads)

■6:30 ■ p.m. every Tuesday

night through July

23: Tuesdays in the

Park

GLENVIEW

Johnny’s Kitchen

(1740 Milwaukee Ave.

(847) 699-9999)

■7:30 ■ p.m. every Friday

and Saturday: Live

Music

The Rock House

(1742 Glenview Road

(224) 616-3062)

■5 ■ p.m. Friday, July

12: Family Night and

Karaoke

Ten Ninety Brewing Co.

(1025 N. Waukegan

Road, (224) 432-5472)

■7-9 ■ p.m. every Thursday:

Trivia Night

Potato Creek Johnny’s

(1850 Waukegan Road)

■9 ■ p.m. Saturday, July

13: Beggars Banquet

Jackman Park

(1930 Prairie Street)

■7 ■ p.m. Wednesday

nights: Bearfoot in the

Park Concerts

LAKE FOREST

Little Tails Bar and Grill

(840 S. Waukegan Road)

■Live ■ music every Friday

night

The Lantern of Lake Forest

(768 N Western Ave)

■Sundays ■ at 5:30 p.m.:

Holly “The Balloon

Lady”

Downtown Lake Forest

(Western Avenue, MarketSquare)

■6:30 ■ p.m. running on

Thursdays until July

18: Concerts in the

Square

Gorton Community Center

(400 E. Illinois Road)

■3 ■ p.m. Saturday, July

13 and Sunday, July

14: PASTA presents Joseph

and the Amazing

Technicolor Dreamcoat

LAKE BLUFF

Village Green

(Downtown Lake Bluff)

■6 ■ p.m. on Sunday

nights until July 28:

Bluffinia

WINNETKA

Hubbard Woods, East Elm

and West Elm Shopping

Districts

■9-5 ■ a.m. Friday, July 19

and Saturday, July 20:

2019 Winnetka-Northfield

Sidewalk Sale

Fred’s Garage

(574 Green Bay Road)

■Every ■ Friday: Fred’s

Garage Fish Fry Fridays

Winnetka Village Hall

(510 Green Bay Road)

■7:30 ■ a.m. on Saturdays:

Winnetka Farmers

Market

The Book Stall

(811 Elm St.)

■6:30 ■ p.m. Thursday,

July 11: visit from Jon

Greenberg

NORTHFIELD

Stormy’s Tavern and Grille

(1735 Orchard Lane)

■Barbecue ■ every Sunday

Tapas Gitana

(310 N. Happ Road)

■6 ■ p.m. every other

Sunday: Live music

GLENCOE

Wyman Green

(675 Village Court)

■July ■ 12: Movies on the

Green

■8 ■ a.m. Saturday, July

13: Glencoe French

Market

Glencoe Park District

(999 Green Bay Road)

■6-7 ■ p.m. Thursday, July

18: Park-n-Play

WILMETTE

The Rock House

(1150 Central Ave., (847)

256-7625)

■6-9 ■ p.m. Friday, July

12: Family Karaoke

Night

Wilmette Bowling Center

(1901 Schiller Ave.,(847)

251-0705)

■11 ■ a.m.-9 p.m. (10

p.m. on Friday, Saturday):

Glow bowling and

pizza all week long

Gillson Beach

■7:30 ■ p.m. Saturday,

July 13: Gillson Beach

Campout

Downtown Wilmette

■Friday, ■ July 19 and

Saturday, July 20: Wilmette

Sidewalk Sale

HIGHWOOD

The Humble Pub

(336 Green Bay Road,

(847) 433-6360)

■8-12 ■ p.m. every

Wednesday night:

Open Jam

210

(210 Green Bay Road

(847) 433-0304)

■8 ■ p.m. Saturday, July

13: Dance Night

Buffo’s

(431 Sheridan Road,

(847) 432-0301)

■7 ■ p.m. every Monday:

Trivia

Everts Park

(130 Highwood Ave.)

■Wednesdays, ■

running

until Aug. 28, 4:30-

9:30 p.m. (no market

on July 3): Highwood’s

Evening Gourmet

Market

Downtown Highwood

■July ■ 20-21: Tack Fest

HIGHLAND PARK

Jens Jensen Park

(486 Roger Williams

Ave.)

■Running ■ each Thursday

until Sept. 12:

Food Truck Thursday,

featuring live music

starting at 4:30 p.m.

To place an event in The

Scene, email martin@northbrooktower.com

pastor

From Page 35

Church and Haven United

Methodist Church, and as

an associate pastor at the

Wesley United Methodist

Church and Foundation at

the University of Illinois at

Urbana-Champaign.

McCoy, who holds a

doctorate in community

psychology, completed his

undergraduate studies at

Jackson State University

in Jackson, Miss. He completed

his doctoral studies

at the University of Illinois

in Urbana-Champaign, a

clinical internship at the

Institute for Juvenile Research

at the University

of Illinois at Chicago, and

graduate studies in divinity

at Garrett-Evangelical

Theological Seminary.

McCoy and his wife,

Robbye, have been married

for more than 24 years and

have three children.

North Northfield’s previous

pastor, Rev. Soong-In

Steve Moon, is retiring.

The congregation extends

its thanks to him for his

10 years of ministry at the

church.

The public is invited to attend

services at the church.

For more information, at

Dundee and Sanders, call

(847) 272-2250 or visit

www.northnorthfield.org.

eggfest

From Page 33

birthday when I was diagnosed

with leukemia,” he

said. “I did not feel well

and had an earache. My

mom took me to the doctor

who sent me to Lurie

Children’s Hospital.”

Burke was diagnosed

with T-Cell Acute

Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

Despite the fact he lost

his hair and had to undergo

sometimes painful

treatments, he described

his time at the Lurie’s in

a positive way.

“They made it fun with

things to do,” Burke said.

“They helped me keep up

with school.”

He ended treatment

in March, moved back

home, grew his hair

back and rejoined his

classmates in school.

Burke, who loves golf,

baseball and the Cubs,

had an unexpected, but

wonderful surprise.

“The best part is that

I got to meet baseball

player, Anthony Rizzo,”

he said. “I will be doing

things with him in

September for Children’s

Cancer Awareness

month and the Children’s

Miracle Network.”

Mike

Essman

prepares

tacos at

the third

annual

North

Shore

Eggfest

on

Satuday,

July 6.

Rhonda

Holcomb/

22nd

Century

media


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Aboyer a ‘lively’ contribution

to Winnetka culinary scene

Erin Yarnall

Contributing Editor

• New Dinner Menu

• Uber Eats

• Carryouts

• New Convenient,

Beautiful Elevator

By Jenelle Riley

July 25 through September 8

To reserve tickets - oillamptheater.org

Or (847) 834-0738

GRAND

REOPENING

• Dinners Friday & Saturday

• New Lunch Menu & Specials

• Private Room Up To 45 People

• New Look, Same Friendly Staff

500 Anthony Trail, Northbrook, IL 60062 • 847-272-8111

Web: maestrogrill.com • Facebook: maestrogrill

After 14 years in business,

chef and restaurateur

Michael Lachowicz decided

to close the door on

his Winnetka restaurant,

Restaurant Michael.

Instead of packing up

shop and moving elsewhere

when his restaurant

closed, Lachowicz

transformed the former

Restaurant Michael into

three unique restaurants

— Aboyer, Silencieux and

George Trois (which was

opened in 2015).

Aboyer, according to

Lachowicz, is the most

accessible of the three

restaurants.

With the restaurant’s

proximity to the kitchen,

it’s aptly named after the

French word for “to bark.”

“The reason I named

Aboyer ‘the barker’ is

because the barker in the

French brigade system in

the kitchen is the expediter,”

Lachowicz said. “The

expediter barks out orders

all night long.”

With all three of Lachowicz’s

Winnetka restaurants

housed in the same

building, Aboyer is centerstage,

and because of its

positioning, tends to be the

liveliest.

“[The name] implies

that it’s going to be lively,”

Lachowicz said. “It’s

going to be louder and

it’s going to be more of a

raucous scene.”

He wanted it to take

after French brasseries,

which he described as “an

elevated bistro service.”

“Bistros were traditionally

known to be very traditional,

everyday places.

It’s like ‘Cheers,’” where

everyone knows diners’

Aboyer’s rabbit and sage sausage ($13) is served over

charred savoy cabbage and white quinoa with finger

limes and topped with serrano ham crisps. Jason

Addy/22nd Century Media

names,” Lachowicz said.

“A brasserie is an elevated

version of that, with more

of an escalated-style menu

and prices.”

Last week, a group of

22nd Century Media editors

stopped by Aboyer to

meet Lachowicz and check

out his new restaurant’s

menu.

Lachowicz and his staff

served us up some of his

favorites on the menu,

along with several other

items.

They first brought us the

confit new potato brandade

($10) — a French

dish that’s an emulsion of

cod and olive oil. The dish

was served with an aerated

garlic bechamel, black

sea salt and grilled garlic

croutons.

“That’s a super classic

dish,” Lachowicz said.

“It’s classic bistro brasserie

because it’s great for

communal eating and bar

dining and beer- and winefriendly.

It’s communal.

You can dip and talk, and

it sits and holds. As it cools

off, it doesn’t disappear.

It’s delicious.”

Another of Lachowicz’s

Aboyer

64 Green Bay Road,

Winnetka

(847) 441-3100

aboyerrestaurant.com

5:30-11:30 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday

5:30 p.m.-12 a.m.

Friday

5:30-10 p.m. Saturday

11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Sunday

Closed Mondays

favorite dishes is the rabbit

and sage sausage ($13),

which is served with a

charred savoy cabbage

confit, white quinoa, finger

lime and serrano ham

crisps.

“The rabbit sausage is a

beautiful dish,” Lachowicz

said. “We make all of the

sausage here and we bring

in a whole rabbits. We

butcher them down and use

the bones to make sauce.

We use the rabbit meat to

make sausages. We braise

the legs and thighs and we

take the saddle and loins to

make the sausage meat.”

Full story at Northbrook-

Tower.com.


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Athlete of the Week

22nd Century Media File Photo

10 Questions

with Matt Skaja

Skaja was a member of

the Glenbrook North boys

lacrosse team.

When and why did

you start playing

lacrosse?

I started my freshman

year because all of my

friends were doing and I

wanted something to do.

What do you like

most about the sport?

I like the constant

action of the sport.

Do you have any

superstitions before a

game?

Before every game, I

become completely quiet

and I don’t get any of my

gear on until we are five

minutes away from the

game.

What is your favorite

sports moment?

I would have to say it

was winning the sectional

title this season.

What is one thing

people don’t know

about you?

I would rather be sitting

at my lake house than be

at a party.

What would you do if

you won the lottery?

I would move to Florida

or Hawaii and buy a beach

house with an indoor basketball

court, athletic

field.

If you could be any

superhero, which

super power would

you want?

Spiderman because I

think it would be fun.

If you could play any

other sport, which

would it be?

I would play football

because I think I would be

good.

What is one thing on

your bucket list?

I want to go to Poland.

If you could be any

animal, which would

you be?

I would be an octopus

because they are really

smart and I think it would

be fun to swim like they

do.

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Spartans boys soccer goes back to core values

Staff Report

The Glenbrook North

boys soccer team is looking

to go back to its roots.

Head coach Paul Vignocchi

is working with his

players throughout the

program at summer camps

as the team tries to improve

defensively and prepares

for the move to the

Central Suburban League

South division.

Tower Sports Editor

Michal Dwojak caught up

with the head coach to see

how the summer is going.

How has the summer been

going?

It’s been going well.

We’re getting a good

chance to see a lot of kids

play at games and practices.

It’s still early. A lot

of our varsity returners

are finishing up their club

seasons. We haven’t had

everybody at camp this

summer, but it gives us a

chance to see those players

that are rising juniors

and rising sophomore who

have the opportunity to potentially

make the varsity

roster for the fall.

What have you see that’s

impressed you so far?

The work rate has been

great. The competitiveness

at training has been

good. We don’t have a lot

of guys who have varsity

experience. It’s just trying

to incorporate those

standards that I have at

the varsity level for those

who played on the junior

varsity team or sophomore

team last year, so they understand

what the expectation

is. When we do have

everybody back, there is

going to be competitiveness

that will be good and

healthy for our program as

a whole.

How important is it to

have those standards

down before the season

so you don’t waste time

during the season?

Exactly, you hit the nail

on the head. It’s just making

sure that they understand

those standards and

the expectations so that

when tryouts happen and

they know what’s expected

from us, which makes

it hard for us to make decisions.

Ultimately what

we want is difficult decisions.

I think setting those

standards for our entire

program, whether it’s the

incoming freshmen, the

sophomores that played

on the freshman team, just

making sure they know

what the expectation is

and creating a good culture

for our program; a healthy

one. It’s been great so far.

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What are your

expectations for the

summer?

I think our biggest goal

from last year to this year

is getting stronger defensively.

We got some really

good attacking players

coming back I think. Some

of our areas that we lack at

the varsity level was more

from the defensive side

of the ball, so it’s kind of

breaking down our defensive

philosophy and making

sure we spend a little

bit more time with that

side of the ball this summer

so that when we do

start the season, everybody

is on the same page. We’ve

been known more as a defensive

team and we got

away from that last year

because we had some talented

teams in the past and

we didn’t focus on that because

we knew they knew

how to play at a high level

offensively and defensively.

Last year we struggled

a little bit defensively, giving

up a lot of goals and

just mistakes in the back.

So I think that’s going to

be our focus, really getting

back to our core values of

playing good defense, being

strong on that side of

the ball.

Is that something you

teach from experience or

from new?

You know the expectation

is that they have the

basic defensive principles

down, now it’s just getting

the mentality of what

it takes to be a strong

defensive team in high

school soccer, and that’s

where those things come

in; the competition, the

things coming in. To be a

good defensive team, you

have to work together. All

back-four defenders need

to work together. Overall,

it’s the entire team that defends,

making sure that we

are organized. It’s just one

big unit making sure that

we’re on the same page.

Yes, there are fundamentals

that are taught, but

it’s more making sure that

everyone is on the same

page from a defensive

standpoint.

How much do you guys

talk about the switch to

the CSL South?

We don’t worry about it

too much. The CSL conference

is great. Being an

assistant athletic director,

I’ve sat in that room when

the decision was made. For

soccer, we play at a high

level anyway. No matter

what side of the conference

that we are on, boys

soccer is very strong in our

conference and it’s going

to be competitive no matter

what. We fully embrace

moving over. There’s

nothing that we can do

now. We look forward to

the challenge. When it

comes to setting goals, I

know the boys every year

it’s winning conference

and going as far in the

playoffs as we can. I think

that will be the continued

expectations and goals for

our team. It’s going to be

challenging, but we play

those teams every year

anyway, whether it’s summer

or during the year. It’s

going to be competitive no

matter what, so we’ve had

some success in the North

division but the teams in

the North division are just

as strong and sometimes

you need a little luck to get

wins or get results. We’re

expecting that as well. It’s

going to take a lot of hard

work, and we’ve told the

boys that. The preparation

is the best way to get

results. If we’re prepared

and do our jobs as a coaching

staff and as a team,

we’re going to be prepared

for every game


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Spartans Green 14U wins Diamond Wars Tournament

Submitted Content

After winning the Deerfield

Wooden Bat Tournament

in dramatic fashion

on Fathers Day weekend,

the Northbrook Spartans

Green 14U team did not

need as much drama in

winning the Diamond

Wars Tournament in

Evanston at Evanston

High School’s beautiful

baseball stadium on June

28-30.

In Friday pool play,

the Spartans defeated

Evanston 10-2 and the

Illinois Slammers 8-4,

getting great pitching on

the day from Spencer

Geake (Christian Heritage

Academy), Jack Gaffney

(Norhtbrook Jr High)

and Aidan Siegel (Wood

Oaks). Colin Roche

(Northbrook Junior High)

continued his torrid hitting

in the lead off spot

leading the offense with

five hits and four RBI on

the day.

The final pool play game

on June 29 was against a

strong hitting team from

Indiana, the Bandits. After

trailing most of the game,

the Northbrook bats woke

up for a seven-run fourth

and the Spartans Green

prevailed 7-4. The hitting

leaders were Gaffney and

Spencer Geake, who both

had two-run scoring doubles,

but the player of the

game was Kevin Geake

(Christian Heritage Academy),

who was an absolute

bulldog on the mound

pitching all five innings

for the win.

The June 30 championship

game brought a

familiar foe, Evanston,

who upset the tournament

favorite, Windy City, to

advance to the final. The

Spartans were in control

of the game from the

first pitch; however, there

were many outstanding

plays that showed why the

Spartans were the class of

the tournament. With the

game still in the balance

in the third inning and

Evanston mounting a rally,

Connor Durst (Northbrook

Jr. High) made an

incredible running backhanded

catch of pop fly

behind third base that

would have scored two

runs easily and then Durst

doubled off the runner at

third to end the rally.

Max Bachenheimer

(Wood Oaks) was a demon

on the bases, laying

down an incredible bunt

for hit and advancing to

second base on the throw

and also scoring from

1st base on a ground ball

to second base. Patrick

Mahoney (Northbrook Jr

High) had two RBI and

two runs scored and Blake

Telpner (Wood Oaks) had

two hits and two runs

scored, leading the offense

in the convincing

13-3 championship game

win.

Members of the Northbrook Spartans Green 14U team pose after winning the

Diamond Wars Tournament in Evanston on June 30. Photo submitted

Spencer

From Page 46

positive,” Deegan said. “If

you look at their two numbers

combined, Baldinger

and Daniel would've been

first-team all-conference

type catcher.”

One portion of Spencer’s

game in need of improvement

is blocking.

While Spencer caught

more runners stealing despite

fewer attempts than

Baldinger, Spencer was

docked with three errors

last season, two more than

Baldinger.

To iron out the kinks

defensively, Spencer is

practicing anywhere from

three to five times a week,

working around a summer

job lifeguarding at the

Northbrook Park District,

a post he’s held for three

consecutive summers.

He’s also playing for the

Illinois Cardinals, an amateur

sports team based in

Bensenville, Illinois.

In contrast to the past

years, when he practiced

with Gary Bennett, a major

league catcher for 13

years, much of Spencer’s

practice this summer is

spent alone and catching

bullpens.

Spencer also continues

to grow beyond the field of

play too.

He devours YouTube

clips of Willson Contreras,

Yadier Molina, and Mike

Trout, parsing through

their unique qualities in

hopes of emulating them.

It’s Molina’s poise behind

the plate that renders him

Spencer’s idol.

With six teammates

graduating, his role could

elevate from last season.

But Deegan’s emphasis is

“best man plays.”

After losing to Adrian in

the regional, Deegan’s last

words for the team were

short and sweet.

“Baseball's a game

where you're never staying

the same,” Deegan said.

“You're either improving

every day or you're

regressing.”

So are there expectations?

“There isn't any expectation,

just take it day-byday,

you can't look too far

ahead because otherwise

you're gonna get caught up

in it,” Spencer said. “You

have to live in the moment,

otherwise it'll pass you.”

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NGSA celebrates softball in annual Spartan Classic

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The Northbrook Girls Softball Association

held its annual Spartan Classic

tournament June 21-23.

The threatening weather stayed away

for the ladies for the three-day period with

games played at the Northbrook softball

fields at Wood Oaks, Wescott, Techny and

Glenbrook North. The format included

three games of division pool play followed

by elimination bracket play for each team.

“With the support of the Northbrook Park

District and our excellent NGSA Spartan

Classic Committee, better than 550 girls

from the surrounding area were able to

participate in more than 105 games,” new

Spartan Classic Director Chris Gochis said.

All the results can be seen on the NGSA

website at www.northbrooksoftball.com,

but some highlights included the 10U division,

where the Grayslake Pride 10U

team took top spot over the Edgebrook

Sauganash team.

For the 12U Gold bracket, the KR Fastpitch

team bested the NGSA Spartan 12U

Gold team in the final matchup while in the

12U Green bracket the McHenry Warriors

won a hard fought battle against the Park

Ridge Pistols Blue team with an ending

score of 6-2.

In the 14U Gold bracket play, the Evanston

Express beat out the Athletic Barn

14U team with a nail-bitter 1-0.

In the 14U Green bracket, Mount Prospect

POWER triumphed over K Cancer

with a score of 9-1 and in the 16U division,

Revolution Softball were the champs over

Athletic Barn with a score of 6-2.

The Spartan Classic is the largest fundraiser

of the year for the NGSA.

“Thanks to everyone that made it such a

fun and successful weekend for the girls,”

Gochis said.

The Grayslake Pride 10U team took the 10U division crown at the Northbrook Girls Softball Association held its annual Spartan

Classic tournament June 21-23. Photos submitted

ABOVE: McHenry Warriors won a hard fought battle for

the 12U Green bracket.

LEFT: KR Fastpitch team bested the NGSA Spartan 12U

Gold team.

Evanston Express won the 14U Gold bracket.

Mount Prospect POWER triumphed to win 14U Green

bracket.

Revolution Softball were the champs for 16U.


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Spencer makes most of

opportunity at Denison

Drew Favakeh, Sports Intern

At first, college-level

pitching intimidated

Daniel Spencer.

Mentally, he was rushing

things. Eighteen games

into his freshman year, he

batted 5-for-24, a .208 batting

average.

But once he began living

in the moment — seeing

things — he found a

groove. To end his freshman

season, Spencer went

25-for-61, a .409 average.

“It came with practicing,

repetitions and hard

work,” Spencer said. “I

knew the results would

come, which is what I

was getting at with my

mindset.”

A starter every year at

Glenbrook North, splitting

time with rising senior

Brad Baldinger was a

curveball. There were 24

games in which Spencer

didn’t record an at-bat.

But eventually, he

played a major role in

Denison winning its first

NCAC championship on

the way to a 39-9 record, a

program-best. His batting

average (.360) was fourth

on a team whose .344 batting

average ranked fifth in

the NCAA.

While they had two winning

streaks — lasting 10

and 17 games — their season

was not without adversity,

including the conference-championship

game

against Wooster, where

Dension had to go the

extra distance to win.

“Everyone stayed positive.

Everything clicked,”

Spencer said. “We felt

we had to do it. We had

that drive to do it. That

Glenbrook North baseball alumnus Daniel Spencer

had a strong start to his collegiate career at Denison

University. Tricia Harris/Denison Athletics

determination.”

Spencer is the definition

Denison’s team motto:

“Mudita,” the Bhuddist

practice of vicarious joy.

After beating Wooster,

Spencer was the first player

to hop off the bench,

eager to embrace his

teammates after victory.

“Daniel relishes when

others have success as

well,” Denison’s head

coach Mike Deegan said.

Throughout the season,

Spencer split time with

Baldinger. A lefty-hitter,

Spencer batted against

righties and Baldinger,

vice versa. Instead of seeing

it strictly as competition,

Spencer exchanged

intel with Baldinger.

Where is the catcher framing

the pitch? Is the pitcher

throwing more fastballs or

breaking balls?

Heading into the season,

the catcher position wasn’t

set in stone. Starting catcher

Sam Frazen had graduated

and while Baldinger

had two years under his

belt, Deegan had yet to pen

in a starter.

“Going into the year,

catching was a big question

mark for us,” Deegan

said. “We felt pretty established

at a majority of our

other positions, but catching

was the one where we

weren't really sure about.”

As fall rolled around,

Denison faced opponents

and held intrasquad scrimmages

in which Spencer

slowly stood out among

others. He caught runners

stealing behind the plate

and offensively, he was a

pest.

Rather than shifting one

of Spencer or Baldinger

to a different position,

Deegan formed a twoheaded

monster. The duo

combined for 65 hits,

which ranked third on the

team.

“Those two combined

anchored the catching

position, taking it from

a question mark to a

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Going Places

Johnson excited for opportunity at North Central

Michal Dwojak, Sports Editor

1st-and-3

THREE STARS of the

WEEK

22nd century media

file photo

1. Spartans Green

14U baseball

(Above) The youth

baseball team

continued its

strong summer,

winning a competitive

Diamond

Wars Tournament

in Evanston.

2. Daniel Spencer

North’s baseball

alumnus put

together a strong

season in his first

year with Denison

University.

3. Brian Johnson

The recent Spartans

boys basketball

alumnus

will get a chance

to continue his

playing career

with North Central

College in Naperville.

Brian Johnson didn’t have a

hard time deciding what he wanted

to do after he graduated from

Glenbrook North.

The Spartans boys basketball

player knew basketball would be

a part of his life, he just needed to

find the right fit in order to achieve

his dreams.

So when it came time to decide

on where he wanted to go, he went

back to where he felt wanted, the

coaching staff that made the commitment

to see his develop as

much as the Spartans coaching

staff and his teammates.

North Central College made the

commitment to the Spartan, which

is why it made sense for Johnson

to make his commitment to the

Naperville school, where it felt

like family.

“I’m very excited,” Johnson

said. “It’s pretty much the

only thing that I do, so I’m very

excited.”

Johnson started to get attention

from area schools during the latter

part of his high school career, but

North Central was one of the first

schools to reach out to the versatile

player. But it wasn’t until after

his senior season at GBN ended

that Johnson could finally decide

where he wanted to continue his

career.

He spent a lot of time talking to

the North Central coaching staff

during his recruitment, which included

two visits to campus, but

he never actually met the players.

Johnson visited another school

he considered, the University of

St. Thomas in Minnesota, after

the season ended before he went

Glenbrook North boys basketball alumnus Brian Johnson will continue his basketball career at North

Central College in Naperville. 22nd Century Media File Photo

to North Central and met with the

players. That meeting sealed the

deal for Johnson and he committed

to the school in late April.

When Johnson signed his letter

of intent May 1, he didn’t only

realize a dream he had for a couple

years, but one that he’d been

working on from a very early age.

“I knew I was going to,” Johnson

said of playing collegiate basketball.

“My whole life, that was

what I worked for.”

North Central has had a recent

string of success, which made the

decision to commit to the Naperville

school easier. The school

finished last season with a 23-6

overall record, winning the College

Conference of Illinois and

Wisconsin men’s basketball tournament

this past season after winning

in 2017 as well. The Cardinals

also qualified for the NCAA

Division III Men’s Basketball

Tournament for the fourth straight

season.

But before he can start thinking

about making postseason runs,

he’ll need to make adjustments.

Spartans boys basketball head

coach David Weber watched as

Johnson grew into a sharpshooter

his senior year with North. He improved

on his three-point shooting

while playing almost every

position on the court.

Weber knows Johnson will need

to add muscle and make some improvements

in his game, but the

head coach has no doubt he’ll succeed

during his time at the college.

“I think it’s a great situation for

him,” Weber said. “I think it’s a

great fit for him. It’s in the area,

in a great basketball conference.”

Johnson will spend the summer

working on his game, going

to open gyms at North Central, but

he will also take with him the lessons

that he learned at GBN. It’s at

North Central where he hopes to

make the same lasting memories

that he made at North.

“It’s going to be different because

at Glenbrook North, I was

always playing with friends every

day and that’s what I want

to keep doing my entire life,”

Johnson said.

Listen Up

“I knew the results will come, which is what I was

getting at with my mindset.”

Daniel Spencer — The GBN baseball alumnus on how

he handled his freshman season at Denison.

tunE in

What to watch this week

TAKE TO THE LINKS: Now that summer is starting,

get those golf clubs out and hit the greens.

Visit any of your local park district golf courses

Index

42 - Coach’s Update

41 - Athlete of the Week

Fastbreak is compiled by The Tower’s staff. Send comments to

m.dwojak@22ndcenturymedia.com.


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Next Step

Johnson ready for chance at North Central, Page 47

Day of fun

NGSA hosts fun days of games, Page 45

Spencer adjusts to

collegiate baseball, Page 46

Glenbrook North baseball alumnus Daniel Spencer (left) had

a strong start to his collegiate career at Denison University.

Photos submitted

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