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defacement instances in Northbrook, Page 6

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Northbrook community, Page 8

Searching for sales

Annual Sidewalk Sale once again a highlight

of summer in Northbrook, Page 10

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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.


Author Conversation with

CNN’s Jamie Gangel

7:30 p.m. July 19, Congregation

Beth Shalom,

3433 Walters Ave. New

York Times best-selling

author Daniel Silva in conversation

with his wife,

CNN Special Correspondent

Jamie Gangel is part

of the synagogue’s Distinguished

Speaker Program

and is FREE and open to

the community. Tickets

are not required. Doors

open at 7:30 and the event

begins at 8 p.m. For more

information, please call

(847) 947-2906 or email



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,

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Northbrook Cardboard


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

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Noggin Builders Open


10 a.m.-Noon Sunday,

July 21, Noggin Builders,

3000 Dundee Rd No. 201,

Northbrook. Free open

house with fun, hands-on

STEM activities for the

whole family. Come explore

and join the fun. For

more information, please

call (847) 687-2430.

Comedy Workshop with

Comic Arif Choudhury

1:30 p.m. July 21, Northbrook

Public Library, 1201

Cedar Lane. Storyteller

and humorist Arif Choudhury

leads an interactive

high school workshop on

developing comedy skills,

finding humor in everyday

life, and shaping jokes to

bring people together. For

more information, please

call (847) 272-6224.


Multi-Chamber Business


5-7:30 p.m. July 22, Hilton


The Northbrook, Deerfield

Bannockburn Riverwoods

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Chambers of Commerce

will present their annual

Business Expo on July

22. More than 65 companies

from a variety of industries

will exhibit their

products and services for

more than 400 attendees

from the business community.

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the Northbrook Chamber

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Summer health and wealth

talk series

6-7 p.m. July 23,

HealthSmart, 2565 Shermer

Road. HealthSmart and

Dickholtz Wealth Management

invite you to join for

the first of their summer

health and wealth talk series.

Discover more about

an under-utilized innovation

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has brought thousands of

chronic pain sufferers to

their office for relief over

the last 20 years as well as

how to take the first steps

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Learn CPR and get


6:30 p.m. July 24, Northbrook

Community Synagogue,

2548 Jasper Court.

Learn this very important

skill. Space is limited, so

please RSVP by July 18.

Suggested donation are

$36 For more information,

call 847-509-9204 or

email office@northbrookcommunitysynagogue.org.


Rain Gardens seminar

2 p.m. Saturday, July

27, Reds Garden Center,

3460 Dundee Road. Turn

a wet area in your landscape

into an eco-friendly

garden habitat. Learn

how to determine the correct

location, plants and

design aspects. This is a

free seminar, but preregistration

is required. Call

(847) 272-1209 for more


Northbrook Days

July 31-Aug. 4, Village

Green Park, downtown

Northbrook. Come out to

downtown Northbrook to

enjoy Northbrook’s annual

five-day summer festival.

Every year, volunteers

across the community

come together to put on

an exciting festival for all

to enjoy. The fest includes

rides, games, live music,

food, beer and wine, and

much more. For more information,

please visit


Summer Skating Exhibition

12:20-2 p.m. Saturday,

Aug. 3, Northbrook Sports

Center, 1730 Pfingsten

Road. Watch the Park

District’s skaters perform

group and solo routines.

Free for spectators.

National Night Out

6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.

6, Meadowhill Aquatic

Center, 1501 Maple Ave.

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the Northbrook Police

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Northbrook Farmers


Starting at 7 a.m. every

Wednesday, downtown

Northbrook, 1975 Cherry

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Oct. 9 in downtown Northbrook.

Locally grown fresh

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Double value program for

SNAP/Link card holders.

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Take Off Pounds Sensibly

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Come join TOPS (Take

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Northbrook. This organization

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supportive approach

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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

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Locals celebrate summer season at Northbrook Court

Sarah Haider

Freelance Reporter

Northbrook Court

showed it’s more than a

shopping center during

its first-ever Summer Celebration

on Saturday, July


Partnering with retailers

and the Village of Northbrook,

the mall offered an

opportunity for shoppers

to connect with representatives

from village programs,

meet the community’s

first responders and

learn about local retailers

while enjoying familyfriendly


“We want to continue to

provide events to the community

and continue our

strong partnership with the

Village of Northbrook and

our retail partners,” Northbrook

Court’s General

Manager Brian Lee said.

“... In being an important

part of the community,

we wanted to offer activities

for the community to

enjoy and shop at all the

great stores and eat at all

the great restaurant we

have here.”

Exploring the mall’s

corridors, families received

free samples and

participated in activities

sponsored by several of

the court’s retailers, including

playing with inflatable

games and an

Madison and Maren Siebers learn yoga from Beri Cohen, owner of Yellow Elephant

Yoga, Saturday, July 13, at Northbrook Court’s first Summer Celebration. Photos by

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obstacle course by Hi-Five

Sports Zone, learning the

basics of mindful yoga for

all-ages with Yellow Elephant

Yoga, tinkering with

robotics with the help of

Noggin Builders, getting

creative with face and nail

painting with The Painted

Penguin and Green Nails

Lab, coloring rocks for

The Kindness Connection,

and enjoying story time

with the Northbrook Public

Library at Northbrook


Retailers also provided

prizes to raise charitable

donations for Orphans of

the Storm and The Kindness

Connection. Entertainment

was provided by

Culture in Motion and Top


“I’m looking forward to

seeing families enjoying

all the activities,” Lee said.

“It’s been a lot of work to

put it all together and I’m

thrilled to see the results of

that and see people enjoy

themselves at Northbrook


At the “Village Hall

at the Mall” aspect of

the event, Northbrook

residents had the chance

to talk with village representatives

and learn what

goes on behind the scenes

of programs like Senior

Services, the Northbrook

Historical Society, Northbrook

Days Festival, Planning

and Development,

Northbrook Notify and the

Arts Commission.

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getting involved in the

community is actually fun

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police charge

trio of juveniles

for criminal

defacement cases

Staff Report

Three Northbrook juveniles

were charged with

local ordinance violations

on July 3, after detectives

from the Northbrook Police

Department investigated 16

separate cases of criminal

defacement in the Village,

according to a press release

from the department.

The juveniles used spray

paint to deface property

at various times throughout

the month of June,

according to police.

These incidents were

reported at multiple Northbrook

Park District locations

and Glenbrook North.

presents the 66th annual

Police Reports

Duo steals merchandise from multiple Northbrook retailers within hours

A worker at the Nordstrom

Rack store, located

in the 100 block of Skokie

Boulevard, reported at

5:08 p.m. on July 3 that

two female subjects entered

the store and removed

a purse and a pair

of shoes without paying

for the items.

At 6:13 p.m. on the

same day, a complainant

at Dick’s Sporting Goods,

located in the 200 block

of Skokie Boulevard,

also reported that two female

subjects entered the

store and removed various

clothing items without

paying for them.

In other police news:

July 11

• Eduardo Romero-Tejeda,

35, of Chicago, was

charged with improper

lane usage and driving

while under the influence

at 12:26 a.m. near the intersection

of Willow and

Shermer roads.

July 9

• A complainant in the

200 block of Southgate

reported at 8:58 p.m. that

unknown subject(s) took

parts from a power wheels

toy that was in their front

yard without permission.

• Timothy Lucas, 34, of

Chicago, was charged for

an outstanding arrest warrant

from DuPage County

at 6:51 p.m. in the 1400

block of Shermer Road.

Officers responded to the

area regarding a disorderly

subject. Officers made

contact with the subject

in question and learned he

had an outstanding warrant

from DuPage County.

July 8

• Lawrence E. Seaton, 64,

of Evanston, was charged

with improper lane usage

and driving while license

suspended at 4:14

p.m. near the intersection

of Dundee Road and

Downing Street.

• A resident in the 400

block of Alice Drive reported

that an unknown

subject(s) damaged

their mailbox sometime

between the hours of

10-11:45 a.m.

July 7

• Angle E. Perez, 30, of

Berwyn, was charged

with driving while under

the influence at 5:08

a.m. in the 800 block of

Sanders Road.

July 6

• Jose M. Villamil, 32, of

Northbrook, was charged

with driving with a suspended

license, driving

with no insurance and

speeding at 11:27 p.m. in

the 1100 block of Sunset

Ridge Road.

• Three female subjects

entered Sally’s Beauty,

located in the 30 block

of Skokie Boulevard, and

took items from the store

without paying for them.

July 5

• A resident of the 2500

block of Steven Lane reported

at 8:12 p.m. that

unknown subject(s) damaged

their mailbox.

• Nicole A. Madison,

23, of Waukegan, was

charged with driving with

a suspended license and

failure to reduce speed

at 1:45 p.m. near the intersection

of Techny and


July 3

• A worker at the Neiman

Marcus store, located inside

Northbrook Court,

reported at 2:39 p.m. that

a male subject took one

pair of shoes from the

store without paying for

the item.

• A complainant in the 600

block of Skokie Boulevard

reported at 11:06 a.m. that

unknown subject(s) removed

a wallet from their

unlocked vehicle.

July 2

• Anna F. Lasocka, 32,

of Morton Grove, was

charged with driving with

no seat belt on, improper

lane usage, illegal use of

an electronic communication

device, driving with

a suspended license and

driving with no insurance

at 10:45 p.m. near the intersection

of Willow and



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Reports are compiled from

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at the Northbrook Police

Department headquarters

in Northbrook. Individuals

named in these reports are

considered innocent of all

charges until proven guilty

in a court of law.


From Page 3

Manager Cheryl FaynedePersio

said about the

event. “If you come here

and make a suggestion to

the Arts Commission that

we should have more this

or that, then next, you can

come to a meeting and

you’ve already met people

and you can make that


The Northbrook Fire

and Police departments

displayed their vehicles

at a touch-a-truck in the

court’s parking lot, as well

as greeted community

members inside, handing

out fire hats and badges to

children with the help of

Sparky the Fire Dog and

informing the public on

fire and vehicle safety.

“Hopefully we’re generating

some interest in

the fire department and

reminding people of how

important fire education

is,” Northbrook Fire Chief

Andy Carlson said. “For

the kids, now is the time

they’re most receptive to

that stuff. It’s a lifelong

learning process. We’ve

had a fair number of kids

come by, so it was good

to see the interest they

have and give away stuff

to them and especially see

the interactions the kids

had with our mascot.”

After seeing how the

event was able to bring

together so many different

aspects of the community,

Northbrook Court

and the Village are already

planning the possibility of

making the event an annual

tradition, according to

Lee and Fayne-dePersio.

“Next year will be bigger

and better,” FaynedePersio

said. “We’ll

definitely have more giveaways.

It’s a good way

for people to connect to

different agencies and

maybe make some new

friends and find ways to

get involved.”

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Tango and Piper

Mary and Jeff Herbert,

of Northbrook

Tango and Piper are

two rescue Pomeranians.

Tango is

12 years old and

Piper is 2. Despite their age difference, they have

a lot in common. They both love sleeping, eating,

snuggling with their humans, and barking at other

dogs. Tango can roll over, play dead, dance on his

hind legs, kiss on command, and balance stacks

of Cheerios on his nose. Piper on the other hand

still has a lot to learn from her big brother, but can

sit and look pretty. Both are also very excited to be

welcoming their first human sibling this July.

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Northbrook Rotary Club raises funds

at 18th annual Rubber Ducky Race

Staff Report

Hundreds of rubber

ducks raced their way

down the Chicago River

Tributary on July 9 at the

18th annual Rotary Rubber

Ducky Race, in Northbrook.

The Northbrook Rotary

Club-sponsored race annually

raises money for

community grants, scholarships

and global initiatives.

With ongoing support

from the Northbrook

community, Rotary has

been able to give thousands

of dollars to support

these efforts.

Many of the sponsored

racing ducks were decorated

by members of the

Northbrook community.

Hundreds of decorated ducks are dropped down the Chicago River Tributary on

July 9 at the 18th annual Rotary Rubber Ducky Race in Northbrook. Photos by Scott

Margolin/22nd Century Media

Northbrook Public Works workers (left to right) Jim

Frantz, Bill Brey, Scott Nielsen and Brandon Seveska

get ready for the race.

Maeve and Ryan Montgomery, of Northbrook, pose

for a photo with an inflatable duck before the start of

the race.

Members of the Rotary Club get ready at the finish line.

Charlotte Roberts, 2, of Northbrook, fishes for a

rubber duck.

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From the Village

Police Department


Northbrook’s NORTAF

representative responded

to assist the Evanston Police

Department on July 8

in investigating a kidnapping


After responding to the

call, the NORTAF team

was informed that the

victim had been located,

the suspect apprehended

without incident, and

the NORTAF team was


Woodlawn Road and

Penfold Place Water Main


Last week, the Village’s

contractor completed installation

of the new water

main along Woodlawn

Road between Penfold

Place and Shermer Road

and placed new fire hydrants

along that block.

This week, crews will

continue making storm

sewer improvements and

will begin connecting service

lines to the new main.

This project consists

of replacing the original

1948 6-inch diameter cast

iron water main along

Woodlawn Road with

new 8-inch diameter pipe

and installation of new

8-inch pipe on Penfold

Place from Scott Road to

Illinois Road.

With this construction,

there will be temporary

traffic delays and detours,

construction noise, dust,

and temporary daytime

loss of driveway access.

Additionally, the contractor

will be permitted

to store some equipment

and materials in the parkway

throughout the project.

All parkway areas

disturbed by construction

activities will be restored

and the roadway will be

resurfaced at the end of

the project.

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on this project and copies

of notices, please visit



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Northbrook Sidewalk Sale brings deals, fun to downtown

Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

There is something

special about sidewalk

sales. To many, they never


There almost always is

some kind of treasure to be

found — as was the case

at Northbrook’s Sidewalk

Sale held July 5 and 6.

One could easily find

a wide array of everyday

or custom clothing for all


Creatively designed

necklaces, rings and bracelets

were there too.

Debbie’s Designs and

Bracelets had many handcrafted

items that could

easily delight the recipient,

not to overlook the

purchaser, who might buy

it for themselves.

The most fun treasures

were the unusual but useful

items one could find

with a simple stroll by the

tables and carts holding

the wares.

Northbrook’s la de da!

had special note pads for

soccer and football moms.


manicures could be had

from Glamor Girl Central.

That was not to overlook

custom apparel for any

purpose or occasion.

Halloween costume

planning is three months

away but there were black

cloth shirts with jack-olanterns

on them for any

young lady, courtesy of

Rock and Tulle Boutique.

Crabby and Abbey’s

was celebrating its 16th

anniversary. Future ballerinas

could find themselves

shirts with ballet

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Obsessions was offering

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For the person who

wants to be seen wearing

something different,

there was a display of truly

different, colorful socks.

Clothing options, shoes

and other accessories were

also available for men.

The Book Bin had a

large variety of books

that could interest anyone

for any reason — from

books for grandparents

to write their genealogical

histories in for future

generations to read to oldfashioned

note cards featuring

scenes from painters

like Claude Monet.

Novels were plentiful as

were chapter books for

relatively new readers.

The Northbrook Sidewalk

Sale is a great place

to bring one’s holiday or

birthday gift list, especially

for the unusual but practical

items one can find at

Eve’s Hallmark.

There were smaller, decorative

wooden items with

two magnets on the back

of them that could be put

on refrigerators or other

magnetized locations.

For the upcoming and

future brides, there were

figurines encased in a

beautiful box with poignant

sayings that can be

given as a remembrance to

individuals in one’s wedding:

a matron of honor,

ring bearer, mother of the

groom, flower girl or just

about anyone in the bridal


The sidewalk sale also

was a popular place for

parents with children who

tag along.

“We just moved here

last year,” said Shannie

Kuntz, a Glenview resident.

“I love all the kids

stuff there is here at this

sidewalk sale. There’s so

much for them to do.”

Some of the “much to

do” included the miniature

golf her children were


The popcorn stand in

Kate Marciano, of Northbrook, and her daughter, Catherine, shop at la de da! during Northbrook’s Sidewalk Sale

held July 5 and 6 in downtown Northbrook. Photos by Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media

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Elle Morgan and Arianna Sheedy, all of Northbrook, try

on hats at la de da!.

front of Sunset Foods

was free and intrigued

many children in attendance.

It was courtesy

of the Hunger Resource

Network, which welcomed


Bottles of water were

available but a few feet

away freshly-squeezed

Sara Doyle, of Glenview, shops at Country Classics.

lemonade made the oldfashioned

way was available

to quench the thirst

of guests on the warm

day. The leaders and dads

of sons in Boy Scout

Troop 67 were making it

available for $2 a glass as

a small fundraiser.

If that did not make the

young ones happy, Dairy

Queen sold ice cream bars

in close proximity to the

miniature golf.

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If you ask Stuart Jacobson

how to measure success,

his response might

take you by surprise.

The Northbrook resident

believes success

comes from being kind to

all and spreading uplifting

messages of positivity.

Jacobson is now taking

the “be kind, be positive

and read” theme of “The

Stu Show,” his popular

inspirational show for students,

and turning it into

a children’s book titled

“I Like To Be Liked: 12

Things To Do (All of the

Time) To Be Liked.”

Jacobson said the goal

of the new book is to allow

the message of his

show to be spread to a

larger audience. He also

hopes the title will spark

readers’ curiosity.

The intended impact of

Jacobson’s book is to help

make “a safer and friendlier

America,” which is also

why he initially started

the show. He also wants

to put the main message

from the show in a book,

to allow parents and kids

to keep an at-home reference

of the themes he


The idea for Jacobson’s

book came from the opening

question to his show.

“(I always ask) how

many of the kids like to be

liked, because that’s where

it begins and of course,

the kids immediately raise

their hands — everybody

wants to be liked,” Jacobson

said of the show’s

opening. “I would follow

up with another question

(asking) how many of

them go out of their way

Northbrook resident Stuart Jacobson recently

authored a new children’s book titled, “I Like To Be

Liked: 12 Things To Do ( All of the Time) To Be Liked.”

Photo Submitted

to be liked. And of course,

most hands went down

because now kids have to

think what do I have to do

to be liked?”

Much of the motivation

behind Jacobson’s writing

is to remind himself

of one of his personal

measure of success — the

size of one’s heart and the

ability to care for others.

And he believes practicing

kindness as often as

possible is one of the keys

to success.

“If you want to be a

great violinist, you practice

… and if you want to

be a great human being,

you have got to practice,”

he said.

Jacobson is already

working on a follow-up

book called “Nobody

Likes A Bully,” which will

highlight the anti-bullying

messages from his show.

For more information

about Jacobson’s show,

visit bekindbepositiveandread.com.

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*Kids Corner” – playground, music

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Illinois State Sen. Laura Fine hugs Susan McClanahan, founder of Insight Behavioral

Health Center, after addressing guests at the Eating Recovery Center and Insight

Behavioral Health Centers’ grand-opening event. Photos Submitted

Adolescent eating disorder

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Eating Recovery Center,

along with its sister

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Health Centers, hosted a

grand-opening event June

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Northbrook center.

Physicians, therapists,

dietitians, social workers

and local officials attended

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Illinois State Sen. Laura

Fine (D-Glenview).

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We are so fortunate to have

you in our community,”

Fine said. “Mental health

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treated just like physical

health ailments.”

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two distinct programs

for children and teens ages


ERC will provide eating

disorder treatment for

anorexia, bulimia nervosa,

avoidant restrictive food

The new adolescent eating disorder facility opened

June 27 in Northbrook.

intake disorder (ARFID),

binge eating disorder and

related disorders. Insight

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mood, anxiety, and

trauma-related disorder

treatment. Treatments are

covered by most major

insurance plans.

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Northbrook location

at 4201 Lake Cook Road

includes 18 beds for eating

disorders and 18 beds

for mood and anxiety residential

treatment. Each

program has its own treatment

space so patients can

receive the targeted care

they need. ERC and Insight

will close their original

Northbrook treatment

center and move all patients

to the new location,

which includes partial

hospitalization and intensive

outpatient programming

for adults as well as

children and adolescents.

“Taking care of children

and teens, including those

with complex illnesses and

co-occurring disorders, is

our passion,” said Anne

Marie O’Melia, chief

medical officer of Eating

Recovery Center and Insight

Behavioral Health

Centers. “We have a dream

team of caregivers at this

new facility, from psychiatrists

to clinical directors.

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Village surprised by $61M

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State Senator Julie Morrison,

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the announcement over the

Fourth of July weekend,

which came as a surprise

to the Lake Bluff Village

Board, according to President

Kathleen O’Hara.

“We heard this week,

much to our surprise to

be totally honest, that $61

million is going to be allocated

for the 41-176 exchange,”

O’Hara said at

the Village Board meeting

on Monday, July 8.

“We hope to be at the

table,” she added, “but

we’re not sure if we’re sitting

with the adults ... or

the kiddies table.”

O’Hara noted the $61

million overhaul of the

Lake Bluff interchange is

a state project and consists

of three phases. Phase I

was completed in 2015 and

focused on an engineering

and environmental study

that steered the design of

the project.

Reporting by Stephanie Kim,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at LakeForestLeader.



Student-painted rain

barrels to be installed at

D35 schools

After a wet start to the

summer, some of Glencoe’s

youngest residents

learned about water conservation

during Glencoe

District 35’s Summer Explorations


Summer Explorations

started June 17 and ran

through Friday, July 12.

The session offered a variety

of classes to local students

who were looking to

continue learning throughout

their summer break.

During the week of July

8, a group of students from

the Backyard Art Summer

camp had a special visitor:

Rebecca Wooley from the

Metropolitan Water Reclamation

District of Greater


Wooley, who works in

MWRD’s public affairs

department, taught students

from first through

fifth grade about their

local waste water treatment

plant — Terrence J.

O’Brien Water Reclamation

Plant in Skokie — and

how they clean waste water.

“We release water into

the local waterways, but

first we clean and treat

it,” Wooley said of the

130-year-old organization.

“We also manage stormwater.

It’s our responsibility

to protect neighborhoods

and businesses from


She also introduced students

to green infrastructure,

which helps with

stormwater detention. The

main infrastructure includes

native plants, green

roofs, rain gardens and

rain barrels.

Everyone can be a

“stormwater superhero”

by helping out with green

infrastructure, Wooley

said — not just MWRD.

Reporting by Megan Bernard,

Contributing Editor.

Full story at GlencoeAnchor.



Bids denied for water main

replacement project

The Winnetka Village

Council voted to reject

bids for a water main replacement

project at Westmoor

Road and Mount

Pleasant Street, instead

opting to delay the project

and put it out to bid again

in early 2020.

Two bids for the project

— from Berger Excavating

Contractors and A Lamp

Concrete Contractors —

to replace sections of the

water main distribution

system at Westmoor and

Mount Pleasant both came

in at around $1.05 million

(the bids were separated

by just under $2,200).

Meanwhile, the Village

engineer’s estimate came

in at just under $796,000.

“There’s some conditions

with this particular

bid that I think warrant

rejecting the bid at this

time,” Director of Public

Works Steve Saunders


The two bids were approximately

32 percent

above the Village’s own

estimates for the replacement


After discussions with

the contractors, Saunders

said three primary factors

contributed to the elevated

bid levels. Among them,

the timing of the bidding

process was atypical.

“Typically, we would

bundle our regular street

rehabilitation bids with the

water main bids,” Saunders

said. “But we were

not able to do that with

this particular job because

this is partially funded by

funds through the Illinois

EPA revolving loan program.

They have some

timing constraints that are

related to the state fiscal


In addition, Saunders

said there is a high volume

of work being done

throughout the area.

Reporting by Fouad Egbaria,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at WinnetkaCurrent.



Decisions on configuration

preferences for Wilmette

stormwater project


The stormwater project

took another step forward.

The Wilmette Park

Board reached a consensus

on what configuration to

move forward with at each

park to be able to provide

direction to the Village

at its July 8 meeting. The

board reached a unanimous

consensus to move

forward with alternate

configuration 2 at Thornwood

Park and alternate

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Northbrook Farmers Market welcomes D30 summer school gardeners

Submitted by District 30

District 30’s Summer

School third-through-fifthgrade

students in the Green

Thumb class learned firsthand

about how fruits and

vegetables are grown on

June 26, when they took a

field trip to see the myriad

booths at the Northbrook

Farmers Market.

They also tasted those

fruits that are at their peak.

At the end of the visit,

almost every student declared

that the best part of

their morning at the Northbrook

Farmers Market was

sampling the strawberries.

The fruits are now at the

height of their season, and

this is the last week or so

to get rhubarb at its best,

according to Mona “The

Boss Lady” at the market.

“Buy what is in season,

and it will cost less and

taste best,” she said.

Mona led the students to

vegetable and fruit booths

and reviewed facts about

many types of herbs, including

cilantro, thyme,

and rosemary. She said

that rosemary is not only

integrated into meat and

Italian sauces but is also

commonly used in potpourri.

Then she had to

explain what potpourri

was. It was a day to learn,

and the kids were visibly


The children then had

the opportunity to ask the

farmers questions and

hear about how their products

are grown and used.

The food and product

stalls included vegetables,

fruit, herbs, pet bakery

goods, honey, granola and


They also participated

District 30 students pose for a photo June 26 while

visiting the Northbrook Farmers Market. Photos Submitted

in a farmers market scavenger

hunt, which had

them finding fruits and

vegetables that came in a

number of different colors

and sizes; searching

for vegetables that grow

underground, and looking

for a fruit they had never

consumed before. They

also searched for fruits and

vegetables that were red,

orange, yellow, green, blue

and purple.

The last question on the

hunt involved finding three

things for sale that were

not fruits or vegetables.

Many of the kids ended

up at the nearby bakery,

gourmet pet cookies, and

honey table.

When asked what he

learned, Charlie Hintzman

Northbrook Farmers Market representatives Irv

Leavitt, Mady Fern and Dale Duda welcomed students

from the District 30 Summer School Green Thumbs

class on June 26.

replied that after talking to

Kyle with Sunny Harvest

Way Farm, he now knows

the difference between

an heirloom and regular


At the conclusion of

the visit, teacher Elspeth

Losch was presented with

a pot of herbs, which she

said she would take back

to the classroom to review

what the kids learned

about these plants during

their visit to the farmers


This activity was coordinated

by Green Thumb

Summer School teachers

Elspeth Losch and

Emily Hakodate, with

Farmers Market reps

Irv Leavitt, Mady Fern

and Dale Duda.




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Ijoined the NSYMCA looking to play racquetball. Iwas quickly

introduced to daily morning games, aThursday night racquetball

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please see Page 33.

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in for a treat this week.

quickly as possible.

Tower reporter Alan P.

Andrew Montesantos,

Henry recently sat down

a graduate of Northbrook’s

Field Middle

with Don and Claire

Prince to talk over their

School, about a year

ago launched SignOff, a

digital Wolfe said. wellness “It’s startup giving the

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the Northwest Middle


Reporting by Todd Marver,

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Freelance Reporter.



that story at helps WilmetteBeacon. prospective

volunteers com. find volunteer

opportunities throughout


said NSSD112: Lori Golberg, Board Alex’s

mother. approves “Requests new principal, often

come from a business or

organization administrator whose employees

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to search do service and interview projects process,

North like on Shore a weekend. School



Chicago District Cares 112 was filled happy two

to significant learn about positions Alex’s project.”

the upcoming school year


in a packed room at the

Reporting Board of by Education’s Hilary Anderson,


9 meeting.

Freelance Reporter. Full

The Board unanimously

story at GlencoeAnchor.com.

approved nominee Sergio

Gonzolez as principal of


Northwood Junior High

School. Gonzolez has a

mans and their devices. More person-to-person

one-of-a-kind lifelong For those wondering,

On a brief digression, if engagement.

love story. Don and

you’re wondering, Montesantos

graduated high probably ebrate their rolling 60th your wedding


At this

are preparing

point, you’re

to cel-

Claire celebrated their

70th wedding anniversary

school from Glenbrook eyes anniversary. hearing this from

late last month in Northbrook.

The couple’s story

South High School. someone The couple of my shares age, but great

Through his startup, unlike most of my peers,

can be found on Page 33

pieces of relationship

Montesantos develops decreasing my phone usage

is a goal I’m actively

of this week’s issue. advice and discusses the

products to help people

In the interest of not shared values that have

manage their cellphone trying to achieve.

spoiling any details for kept their love strong for

usage. He’s even hosting So the next time I walk

those eager to read this

events to teach people into


a room


filled with

love story, I’ll refrain

about how to better others, I hope I’m each going resident to keep

from discussing the finer

balance technological my who phone has the in my chance pocket, to

details in this space.

dependence, and also, and read try Don to start and Claire’s up some

Don and Claire’s story

even more importantly, conversations. And I expect

it will be much more

is one that touched my

love story enjoys it as

demonstrating the benefits

of person-to-person enjoyable than staring at

heart, and even reminded much as I did. It truly is

me ever so slightly of my a beautiful tale of everlasting



my phone.

grandparents’ love story.

And by limiting our If you feel the same,

time with our handheld and also hope to limit

technology, bachelor’s degree and turning

media your “Sergio’s phone usage, positivity I challenge

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away studies from from our the screens, University

is of exactly Illinois what in Urbana- we I’d tire love [interviewing] to hear how it pro-


should Champaign all strive and for: two master’s

degrees, teaching and “He’s collaborative, he’s

goes. cess,” Schroeder said.

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preliminary from Dominican plan University.

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some reduced sunshine

readers to write

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as City Council approved

Schroeder said Gonzolez

deservingly emerged

must Reporting be signed, by and Eric names Bradach, and

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Northbrook couple shares lifelong love story

Alan P. Henry

Freelance Reporter

Most adults can recall

with clarity the instant

true love’s lightning struck

their hearts. Don Prince is

no exception.

On the first morning

back home in tiny Crossville,

Ill., following his

discharge from the Navy

in 1946, Don walked into

a store where his longtime

friend and pen pal Claire

was working.

“I remember the moment

— I looked at the

floor where she was

squatting down stocking

shelves,” Don said. “She

was wearing a blue, green

and red plaid dress. I had

made arrangements with

a girl from Wisconsin to

come and see me the next

week, and I thought, what

am I doing? This is insane.

Claire is the one for me.

And it hasn’t changed.”

No, it hasn’t.

On June 22, Don and

Claire Prince celebrated

their 70th wedding anniversary

at Covenant Village

in Northbrook. The

100 guests included family

that came in from around

the country, friends from

church and other periods

of their lives, and new

friends from Covenant,

where they have lived

since 2012.

Last week, Don and

Claire sat down with The

Tower to talk about their

lifelong love story — a

journey that has put to

deed the words of the poet

Lord Byron, who said of

love’s union: “Be thou

the rainbow in the storms

of life. The evening beam

that smiles the clouds

away, and tints tomorrow

with prophetic ray.”

For the Princes, long before

there was love, there

was fated connection.

A year after he was

born, Don’s parents sold

the baby carriage in which

he’d slept to friends three

blocks away, who had just

had a baby girl. Her name

was Claire.

Fast forwarding 15

years, Don rode his bicycle

to his friend Claire’s house

to ask her if she wanted to

go to the youth fellowship

gathering with him at the

local church that night.

“I didn’t have the nerve

to tell my father it was a

date,” said Claire, who

had never been on one. Instead,

she simply told him

Don was “going to give

me a ride.”

No doubt dad was thoroughly


The pair dated on an

off through high school.

He was the star basketball

player in the Class of

1944, which had 26 students.

She would later be

senior prom queen in her

Class of 1945, which had

24 students.

Don went into the Navy

the day after graduation

and served stateside, while

Claire was off to college.

He had “lots of girlfriends,”

recalled Claire,

but that never stopped

them from writing letters

to each other, all the while

leaving plenty of time

for Don to get a clue and

figure it out.

The two were married

in June, 1949. Don began

Northbrook couple Don and Claire Prince talked

over their lifelong love story with The Tower. Photo


a distinguished career in

education as a high school

English and math teacher.

He later earned a doctorate

at the University of Illinois

at Urbana-Champaign, and

served as school superintendent

in Knoxville and

Princeton, Ill.

At Illinois State University,

he started a program

leading to a doctorate in

education administration.

In 1967, the family

moved to Winnetka and

he became vice president



of Rand McNally’s educational

publishing arm and

remained there until his


“For 45 years, we lived

in the closest house to


1840 Skokie Boulevard

Northbrook, IL 60062



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the front door of New

Trier High School (east

campus),” Don said.

After raising their two

children, Claire worked at

Northwestern University

as assistant to a dean, and

then as assistant to the vice

president for administration

and planning. She

retired in 1998.

Daughter Kathryn is

in information technology

at Northwestern, and

son Bill is in real estate


The Princes give much

of the credit for their lasting

marriage to a shared

sense of commitment.

“In our generation, you

just figured it was going to

last,” Don said. “Divorce

was sort of an unheard of

thing back then. We kept

our rough spots to a minimum

and never had any

real problems.”

“A big thing is commitment,”

Claire said. “You

make a commitment, you

keep it. It wasn’t that we

had to work to make it

work, we just assumed it

was going to work. We had

no doubts it was going to


Shared values and interests

have also kept their

bond strong.

“From the very beginning,

we’ve always held

the same values,” Claire


They are longtime members

of Trinity Methodist

Church in Wilmette, where

she was in the choir for 45

years. He was a member of

the choir for 25 years, and

performed many other duties

in the church as well.

Together they had season

tickets for many years

to the Chicago Symphony

Orchestra and Northwestern

basketball and football

games. As well, they like

the same people.

“Our best friends have

always been mutual

friends,” Claire said. “And

we are totally honest with

each other.”

And then there’s laughter.

“He still makes me

laugh,” Claire said. “He

has kept me laughing

for 70 years and that is


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In Memoriam

Margaret L. Miller


L. Miller

(nee Lafnitzegger),

81, a 74-year

resident of


passed Miller

away July

8, peacefully in her home

surrounded by her loving


Margaret was the beloved

wife of the late Fritz

K. Loving mom of Jeffrey

K. (Kim), David M. (Gina)

and Gary D. (Inga) Miller

and Kristen M. (Timm)

Carsello and the late Fritz

K. III. Devoted and loved

grandma of Carl, Grant and

Dean Miller, and Samantha,

Jackson and Brecken

Carsello, and John and

Nick Miles. Dear sister

of Fred (Liz) and Richard

(Jane) and the late Joey

and Bobby Lafnitzegger.

Fond aunt and cousin to

many. Beautiful daughter

to the late Ignatz and Mary

(nee Stadler) Lafnitzegger.

Margaret was born and

raised in the restaurant

business. After having

a tavern in the city, her

parents moved out to the

“country” and opened Ignatz

& Mary’s Grove Inn,

in Northbrook, in 1945.

Starting at a young age,

she dedicated her life

to working in the family

business where she did

everything from cooking,

baking, bartending serving,

hosting and more. She

ultimately met the love

of her life, Fritz Miller,

through the same industry,

co-owner of the Cypress

Inn, in Northbrook.

They got married in 1964

and eventually ran Ignatz

& Mary’s Grove Inn together

until its closing in

December of 1986.

They had four active

children who kept them

busy. She was a loving

mother, who along with

her busy schedule, could

be found cheering on her

kids from the sidelines or

volunteering at school.

Later in life, she did the

same for her grandkids,

whom she loved dearly.

Margaret enjoyed

spending time with the

American Legion Ladies

Auxiliary, Red Hat Society

and volunteering her time

at St. Norbert Church,

Northbrook Days and the

Historical Society. She

also worked at a local uptown

Northbrook favorite,

Fashions by Jane, and was

a devoted Cubs fan. She

had a zest for travel and

was fortunate enough to

travel the world. She had

a gift of serving others, always

putting everyone in

front of herself.

Among the things we

can all learn from Margaret

is the importance and

beauty of the lost art of

handwritten notes. She felt

that these simple acts of

investment, remembrance,

gratitude, and appreciation

can show the people

who matter to your life

that they are important to

you. In her final weeks she

taught us about what really

matters in this world;

family, faith and love.

Visitation will be held

Friday, July 19 at St. Norbert

Church, 1809 Walters

Ave, Northbrook from 4-8

p.m. and Saturday, July 20,

from 9:30 a.m. until time of

Mass at 10:30 a.m., interment

All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations

to CurePSP, 1216 Broadway,

2nd Fl, NY, NY 10001

or www.psp.org.

Adrienne Cohen

Adrienne “Cookie” Cohen,

formerly of Northbrook,


She was the beloved

wife of the late Bernard

“Bernie”; loving mother

of Stuart (Geri) Cohen

and Sandi (Neil) Bauer;

proud grandmother of Allison

(Dr.Jeffrey) Goldstein,

David (Arielle) Cohen,

Andrew Cohen and

Matthew (fiancee Jenna

Harris) Bauer and Joey

Bauer, and great grandmother

of Chloe, Mason

and Noah Goldstein and

Nellie Cohen; dear sister

of the late Adele (the late

Philip) Wallerstein; fond

daughter of the late Abe

and Rae Solomon.

Contributions may be

made to the Les Turner

ALS Foundation, 5550 W.

Touhy Avenue, Skokie, IL

60077, (847) 679-3311,


Domingo J. de la Fuente

Domingo J. de la Fuente,

79, formerly of Northbrook,

died June 30.

de la Fuente was born

on Aug. 4, 1939, in San

Miguel, Philippines. After

finishing medical school

at the University of the

Philippines, he completed

a fellowship in cardiac

electrophysiology at the

State University of New

York in Utica, NY. He

moved to Chicago in 1970,

where he completed a cardiology

fellowship at the

University of Chicago.

While settling in Evanston

and raising his family,

he maintained a private

practice in Oak Park

while treating patients at

urban and suburban hospitals

— most notably at St.

Anne’s Hospital in Austin

and Westlake Community

Hospital in Melrose Park.

He was married to Elena

Gamboa de la Fuente, with

whom he had three sons:

Bob, Joel and Benjie. In

addition to his sons, de la

Fuente is survived by his

four grandchildren: Elena,

Tallulah, Margaret and DJ,

and his partner, Nenette de


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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


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.

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.

Darchei Noam of Glenbrook

(3465 Techny Rd.)

Kabbalat Shabbat service

Join Kabbalat Shabbat

service on Fridays at 6:45

p.m. Shabbat services 9

a.m. followed by kiddush.

Shacharit is on Sundays at

8:30 a.m., weekdays 6:30

a.m. Daf Yomi is weekdays

at 5:30 a.m., Sundays

7:15 a.m. Mincha, maariv

and other study opportunities

variable. Please

visit www.darcheinoamglenbrook.org

or contact


for details.

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Adelheidi’s brings a new flavor to downtown Winnetka

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

When the Schuppenhauers

opened their first Adelheidi’s

Organics restaurant

in Naples, Fla., in 2011, the

hope was to bring organic,

gluten-free items to southwest

Florida. Fast forward

eight years and the same

has done the same with

their newest store, which

opened May 8 in Winnetka.

”Winnetka really needed

one,” manager Tania Nesterak

said about why the

new store was opened in

Winnetka. “[They thought]

it would be really popular

in this area and people really

like vegan and glutenfree

stuff. They’re more

into this kind of life. It’s a

perfect place. We opened

I think the same day as

the arcade, so we have a

toy store here, we have an

arcade here, we have ice

cream shop here, so it’s the

perfect location.”

The organic ice cream

shop is located at 522 Lincoln

Ave. in downtown

Winnetka in the Winnetka

Walk property with fellow

tenants Games on Lincoln,

an arcade, and Beat Street,

a toy store. The Winnetka

location is the only one

outside of the original Naples

location, as well as a

factory outlet in Naples.

Since the store opened

in May, Nesterak says

the reception has been a

positive one.

“We have regular customers

who come here a

lot,” she said. “It’s really

cool. I have people who

I know their name, who I

don’t even need to explain

anything on the menu to.

They know everything.

“It’s been really busy,

especially for dinnertime

because we’re open real

late. We’re open until 11

p.m. So after people have


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dinner, at 8, 9 p.m. we

have a huge line.”

While Adelheidi’s might

be known for gelato and

ice cream, it does also have

multiple other items such

as cakes, coffee, shakes,

smoothies and more. The

smoothies are made of

real, organic fruits, while

the shakes and floats

are made with grass-fed

organic milk.

Four 22nd Century Media

editors stopped by the

Winnetka location on a hot

morning to try out what

Adelheidi’s had to offer.

We first tried the açai

bowl ($8.95). Like all of

their items, the açai bowl

is made up of fresh ingredients,

namely fresh

blueberries, fresh bananas

and fresh strawberries,

as well as açai. The bowl

was topped with glutenfree

granola hemp hearts,

chocolate nibs and coconut


“We change our flavors

every two weeks,” Nesterak

said. “On gelato, one

of our favorites here is fig

and goat cheese. You can’t

even taste goat cheese. It’s

so good. We have rum and

raisin. We have a lot of

different flavors.”

One of the gelato selections

we had was the

Caramel Kiss gelato. This

dish was served with butter

pecan gelato and salted

caramel topping and also

Adelheidi’s Organics açai bowl ($8.95) has blueberries, bananas, strawberries, açai, granola, chocolate and

coconut flakes. Photos by Megan Bernard/22nd Century Media

Adelheidi’s offers a variety of gluten-free and organic

gelato and ice cream flavors.

covered by nuts.

Along with all of the

frozen treats made on

the premises, Adelheidi’s

also features a number of

non-frozen items.

We were able to try a

couple of those as well.

First we tried the choco

lavender crunch, which is

similar to a cracker that’s

vegan, gluten-, grain-,

dairy- and egg-free, as

well as featuring all-natural

ingredients and non-genetically

modified foods.

Along with the choco lavender

crunch, you can get

The caramel kiss sundae has butter pecan gelato

topped with salted caramel and nuts.

it in vanilla crunch, ginger

crunch, matcha green

power crunch, choco acai

crunch and chocolate

cookie crunch flavors, all

for $4.99.

We also were able to

try the lavender pizzelles,

the shop’s take on the

traditional Italian waffle


Lastly, we were also

given two toppings that

the store uses: rum cherry

and salted caramel. The

two can be used as toppings

for pretty much any

item in the store.

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Athlete of the Week

The Varsity: North Shore Podcast

Guys finish bracket

for best current player

10 Questions

22nd Century Media File Photo

with David Mirochnick

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 do something

different. With the summer

taking its full effect

in July, the guys decide to

make a bracket of the best

current North Shore athlete

competing at the professional

level. The guys

spend this episode going

through their bracket with

each matchup and argue

who is the best current

North Shore professional


First Quarter

The three start of the

episode going through the

first round of the bracket,

leading to the final eight.

Second Quarter

The guys move on to the

quarterfinals of the bracket,

with some fun battles to

debate between athletes.

Third Quarter

They move on to the

final four, where some

debates about medals and

All-Star berths come up


Find the varsity

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Fourth Quarter

The Varsity’s hosts finish

the bracket off with the

championship game and

name the best current North

Shore professional athlete.

Mirochnik was a member

of the Glenbrook North

boys basketball team.

When and why did

you start playing


I started when I was 3 or

4 years old and my brother

played, he’s older than me,

so I just followed his footsteps

and my dad was a fan

and he coached our teams.

What do you like most

about the sport?

Just the competition

and the feeling you get in


What is your favorite

sports moment?

This year when we beat

Deerfield to win the conference.

What is one thing

people don’t know

about you?

I have broken my hip

and my knee.

What would you do if

you won the lottery?

I would buy some fun

stuff like a boat and a

car, donate a lot of money,

make sure I can support

myself and my family.

If you could be any

superhero, which

super power would

you want?

I would be Superman. I

would just like the ability

to fly.

If you could play any

other sport, which

would it be?

I would play football. I

never played but I played

flag and stuff.

What is your favorite

area restaurant?

Little Louie’s. I usually

get the Chicken Avocado

Wrap or the hot dogs.

What is one thing on

your bucket list?

I want to travel to every

continent. I’ve been to


If you could be any

animal, which would

you be?

I would be a tiger or

lion, because they’re the

king of the jungle. No one

messes with them really.

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Submitted Content

When a team hosts a

tournament, it hopes to

win the tournament, and

the Spartans Green 14U

team did just that by going

6-0 in the 14U Gold Division

in the annual Northbrook

Baseball Fourth of

July tournament.

On July 5, the team

opened up pool play with

high-octane offensive

victories over the Illinois

Hawks with a 14-1 win

and a 11-0 win over the

Stevenson Patriots Gold.

On July 6, the team finished

off pool play a 7-2

victory over Top Tier Red

and a 9-4 win over Top

Tier White.

On championship Sunday,

the Spartans jumped

out to an early 6-0 lead

and then coasted to an 11-2

win over Illinois Haws in

the semifinal. In the championship

game versus Top

Tier Red, Spartans Green

dug itself an early hole

trailing 2-0 after a half an

inning. The hole was not

very deep as the Spartans

responded with five runs in

the bottom half of the first

and then went on to roll

Top Tier Red winning the

championship in convincing

fashion 11-2.

The tournament championship

was total-team

accomplishment as all

the boys contributed

in multiple ways. The

team members are Max

Bachenheimer (Wood

Oaks), Connor Durst

(Northbrook Jr. High),

Jack Gaffney (Northbrook

Jr. High), Kevin

Geake (Christian Heritage

Academy), Spencer

Geake (Christian Heritage

Academy), Patrick

Mahoney (Northbrook Jr.

High), Charlie Moretta

(Northbrook Jr. High),

Colin Roche (Northbrook

Jr. High), Aidan Siegel

(Wood Oaks) and Blake

Telpner (Wood Oaks).

Northbrook Spartans

Green 14U record is 23-


Members of the Spartans Green 14U pose with their Northbrook Baseball Fourth of

July tournament trophy on July 7. Photo submitted


From Page 46

joyed being part of a team

in football and lacrosse. It

gave me a lot of friends

and places to go. To accomplish

something, it’s

exciting to put the work


Harris will make the

transition as both a transformed

athlete and person.

The former Spartan

realized before his senior

season that he needed to

put in more work if he

wanted to help his team

succeed and develop his

personal game.

The hard work paid off,

with GBN making it to

the IHSA super-sectional

after upsetting No. 1 seed

Lake Forest in its sectional

final. That experience

showed Harris how much

hard work paid off.

Lacrosse brought Harris

countless friendships

and memories, and now

he’s excited to have the

sport in the next stage of

his life.

“It’s definitely nice, especially

at a small school,”

Harris said. “You have a

group of guys who you

know and are there with.

You have a lot of people

you can relate to. You feel

like a part of something as

opposed to being on your

own the first few weeks of


Harris won’t need to

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be on campus early and

he’ll start working with

his team in the fall, but

he’s spending the summer

working out and increasing

his strength while

playing in a men’s league.

He’s ready for the next

stage of his life, but he

won’t forget the memories

he made at GBN and

what he learned from his

time there.

“I’m pretty excited, a

bit nervous,” Harris said.

“I don’t necessarily want

to leave everybody behind

but I’m definitely excited

to start a new education,

new athletic opportunity

and compete at the Division-III

level, which is really


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Northbrook Baseball

held its World Series on

June 26 at Greenfield Park.

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Northbrook Baseball

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Spartans boys basketball ready for total new look

Staff Report

Glenbrook North will

have a new-look roster

when the Spartans take the

court this winter.

With the switch over

to the Central Suburban

League South division taking

place this season, the

Spartans will have to adapt

to a lot of change.

The Tower’s Sports Editor

Michal Dwojak caught

up with head coach David

Weber to see how the summer

has gone and what

he’s looking forward to

this season.

How has the summer


We’re done now. We

finished right before the

Fourth of July, so that was

three weeks. After that, the

kids play AAU for a couple

weeks here. The high

school stuff is done now;

they go three solid weeks

and it’s all over. We have

a whole new team this

year, so the beginning of

the summer was a little bit

rough. Our first few games,

I was like “oh my gosh.”

But I’ve really enjoyed the

improvement as the summer

went on. They’re a

very coachable group and

they really picked up a lot

of good things. In our final

two games, we won those

two games, we played really

well, so it was great

improvement. I was really

happy to see that.

What are some of the

challenges of having such a

new team?

We tried to figure who

can play at the varsity

level. We have some really

nice, young players coming

up through the program,

so they were given

an opportunity this summer

and they did pretty

well. That was the first

thing: trying to figure out

who can play at the varsity

level. Our biggest weakness

is our size. We went

from last year where we

had all that height to this

year where a 6-foot-2 kid

is our tallest kid, and he’s a

sophomore. We really had

to work on our rebounding

and were beat up on the

boards in the first couple

shootouts. That got better

as time went on. We improved

some things. We

also wanted to develop

team chemistry, playing

together and understanding

what we have. It’s

good for the coaches to see

going into the year, here’s

how we can play. Last year

we had a different group

of kids and could do one

thing and now this year,

I have kind of an idea of

how we can play. We’re a

little quicker at the guard

position, we’re athletic

at the guard position. But

at the forward position,

we’re smaller than we

were last year.

Do you handle this summer

differently than you have

in the past?

Yeah, well last year we

showed up and had so

many guys coming back

that had been on the varsity

and played a lot their junior

year, we were hitting

the ground running. This

year, it was a very slow

process. I told our coaches

to not get frustrated, these

kids have never played

at the varsity level. We

taught a lot more this summer

than we’ve done in the

Glenbrook North boys basketball coach David Weber will have his hands full next season with his team preparing

to move over to the Central Suburban League South division while creating chemistry with a new-look, young

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past, which was fun; it was

refreshing. They listened

and I think they learned

and improved, that’s what

you look for in a team.

Do you think the youth

and lack of size will force

you to adjust the way you

run things?

We’re going to have to

play more zone defenses.

If we tried to match up

against bigger teams manto-man,

it would be difficult.

I think we need to

press more this year, just

because of the speed that

we have at the guard position.

I think those two

things are really evident if

we’re going to have success

next year.

What are some things

you told them to work

on before you guys meet

again during the school


They need to work on

their strength number one

because they’re so young.

That’s just a matter of them

being motivated to go to

the weight room and figuring

out how to get stronger.

I hope they come back

about 10 pounds heavier.

The second thing is working

on their game and getting

better so they’re ready

to go when we get to the

school year in September

and October. You can lift

during those times when

you have structure, I wish

we could have more time

where we could really focus

in on that. I love the

three weeks in the summer

and we told them those

three weeks don’t make it,

you have to keep playing

and keep working on your

game. Hopefully you’ll do


Do you approach anything

differently or have you

talked about the switch

over to the CSL South?

I mean in basketball it’s

a little bit different because

you’re playing so

many games and you play

10 conference games but

you play total 30 games.

I think about it how you

schedule your nonconference,

playing tough opponents.

I feel like we’ve

played a really tough nonconference

schedule. Now

every Friday night is going

to be a battle. We would

have some breaks in the

past, but right now it’s going

to be difficult. You’re

going to play Evanston on

a Friday and then going to

have to go to New Trier

and then Maine South and

Glenbrook South, there’s

no break. The kids know

that it’s coming, but I

don’t think you can change

what you’re doing because

you’re going into another

division. I think we’re excited

to play that division.

It’s going to be tough, but

it’s going to be a great

challenge for our kids.

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North Shore soccer players react to U.S. World Cup win

Drew Favakeh, Sports Intern

The 2019 FIFA Women’s

World Cup has come

and gone, but that doesn’t

mean the impact from the

summer’s games won’t be

felt for months and years

to come.

With the U.S Women’s

National Team winning

the world’s top prize once

again, The Tower’s Sports

Intern Drew Favakeh

caught up with area girls

soccer players to see how

they enjoyed the tournament

and what they’ll remember

the most.

Editor’s Note: For the

full responses from more

players, visit Northbrook-


What moment do you

remember most from the

United States’ 7-0 run and

eventual fourth World Cup


Olivia Kosla (Glenbrook

North): There was

a foul in the penalty box

and the referees had to

watch it over and over to

see if there was a penalty.

It ended up being a penalty

kick. The score was 2-0

at the time. ... The U.S.

goalie saved the goal to

keep the 2-0 lead. All my

friends watched it. PK’s

are always supposed to go

in, but the goalie saved it.

Julia DiSano (Glenbrook

South): The moments

that stood out to me

were obviously the two

goals (in the final game).

The first one, being a penalty

kick, part of me felt a

little incomplete. I’m happy

they got the lead, but I

wanted them to earn the

second one amidst play to

feel really like they won

the game in a complete

manner. The second goal

was awesome by Rose

Lavelle. Personally, since

I’ve been a soccer player,

I’ve never wanted to win

on just a PK because the

team didn’t really deserve

it. Obviously, it was a

penalty, so they deserved

to get the kick, but they

didn’t really earn the goal

through their play. For

the second goal, Lavelle

had the ball and I was

wondering if she was going

to give it up to one

of her teammates, who

were open. But then, she

just kept on taking it. The

shot was powerful and

went right in the back of

the net. It made me really

excited and at that point, I

was like ‘they got this in

the bag.’

Who is the player you look

up to most on the team?

Kosla: Julie Ertz because

she’s really aggressive

and always has the

ball out and fights through

it. I wanna be just like her,

so I paid attention to her a

lot to see what to do and

how to improve.

DiSano: It’s not one

particular player, it was

all of them I looked up

to, being that I didn’t just

play in the center, but also

played on the outside. Obviously,

Lavelle went to

the University of Wisconsin,

which I’m going to

be going to next year, so

that was pretty cool. I’m

not going to be playing

in college, but she went

there and so that’s exciting.

Toby Heath and Rapinoe

are just so strong on

the outsides. They’re also

women I look up to.

According to FIFA, this was

the first time the Women’s

World Cup reached One

billion television viewers.

How does the women’s

team winning the World

Glenbrook North girls soccer player Olivia Kosla is one of the many players from the North Shore and nation who

were inspired by the United States Women’s Soccer National team’s World Cup win. 22nd Century Media File Photo

Cup elevate the state of

women’s sports?

Kosla: In the past,

women haven’t thought to

play sports and stuff. They

would just do whatever.

But now, they’re finding

enjoyment in the sport,

so more and more people

are doing it and looking

up to others who want to

do the same thing as them.

The more women who are

playing will lead to more

younger girls to play more


DiSano: It’s definitely

evolved immensely in

the past two years, especially

this world cup. I

think more attention has

been drawn to it in terms

of more girls playing at a

younger age. Social media,

the news, and all of

the internet of the past 20

years, has made it a lot

easier for the women’s

team to become role models,

to become the face of

women’s soccer. It says

a lot that you can get a

whole country behind

you, millions of people

watching you, but I’m not

surprised that they have

because of the characters

of women on the team and

the success they’ve been

able to accomplish.

With the popularity

growing, there seems

to still between a wide

margin between men and

women’s compensation, do

you think women should

be paid equally?

Kosla: Personally, I

think that they should be

paid the exact same. They

are doing the exact same

thing. The only difference

is that men and women.

But they play the same,

travel, have exhibition, it’s

exactly the same thing.

DiSano: It’s all based

on revenue. Obviously,

the U.S. Women’s National

Team is just as, if

not more, popular than

the men’s. However, on

a world scale, the men’s

team brings in more revenue.

For me, I completely

agree with equal pay

as long as they’re getting

equal amount. If they’re

not, then it’s not financially

possible. In terms of

the United States, I’d say

it could be more, so they

should be given what they


It was also the first time

the United States women’s

team sported gay pride

jerseys in the month of

June, which is gay pride

month. How do you think

the women’s team have

helped gay pride as well?

Kosla: A lot of people

look up to them. If they

believe in something, then

other people will believe

in something. Not many

people have as much

power as these women on

the team. A lot of people

would just stand around

and not do anything, but

since these women are doing

it, it’s giving the confidence

to other people to

get involved.

DiSano: I know they

are a part of that group,

and I think that it is great

that they are advocating

and bringing attention to

that as well.

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Harris’ hard work

turns into opportunity

Michal Dwojak, Sports Editor

The College of Wooster

wasn’t always at the top

of Joey Harris’ list.

It almost didn’t make

the final cut until he decided

to make a late visit

to the small Ohio school.

The recent Glenbrook

North boys lacrosse

alumnus visited different

schools in Ohio and

Wooster showed interest,

so why not take a look at


That decision proved to

make a difference in Harris’


“After a tour on campus,

I was sure that was

the school I really wanted

to go to,” Harris said.

“The facilities, both academically

and athletically,

the types of opportunities

they offered, it definitely

seemed like the place that

I wanted to be at.”

Harris knew he wanted

to play collegiate lacrosse

since he started playing

the sport in sixth grade.

He loved the competitiveness

and thrill the sport

brought, so when it came

time to make a decision

on where he would go to

college, lacrosse was going

to be an imperative


He spent his time touring

different Ohio Division

III programs, but

Wooster was still there,

showing interest. Harris

finally decided to visit the

school, and was just as

impressed with the culture.

He wanted to make sure

academics would challenge

him too, and after

seeing academic facilities

to go along with the training

buildings and home

field, Harris was happy to

give the Wooster coaching

staff a call confirming he

would attend the school.

I’m very excited,” Harris

said. “It’s an awesome

opportunity to have a

team to be around. I en-

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Love of softball keeps local team together

Michael Wojtychiw/22nd

century media




1. Mother Truckers


The Winnetka

Park District’s

Women’s 12-inch

softball league

team has made

memories for the

past 10 years with

some Northbrook

residents taking

part in the fun.

2. Joey Harris

Glenbrook North’s

boys lacrosse

alumnus will

look forward to

playing the sport

at The College of


3. Spartans Green

14U Baseball The

youth baseball

team continued

its winning ways,

taking its Fourth

of July tournament



residents happy to

be part of special


Michael Wojtychiw

Contributing Sports Editor

The Mother Truckers,

one of the teams in the

Winnetka Park District’s

Women’s 12-inch softball

league that plays Tuesday

nights from May-July, are

a prime example of friends

who continue to play a

sport they’ve loved all of

their lives.

The Mother Truckers,

who have been a team in

the league for the past 10

seasons and had numerous

Northbrook-resident players,

came into the league

as mostly New Trier

graduates, many of whom

played high school softball

together and still continued

their friendships, even

as they became adults, got

married and had kids.

But not even those life

events could stop the

women of the Mother

Truckers from playing the

game they’ve loved for so


“Softball is such a fun

sport because it’s so social,”

Katie Hielscher said.

“It’s just an excuse to hang

out with each other for a

couple months a year and

have fun, compete, hopefully

win. Just laugh and

enjoy each other’s company.”

Hielscher and Amy

Swartchild, who have

been friends since they

were kids, have both

played since they graduated

from college, coming

up from the city to play for

a team The Crushers, who

eventually became too big

and the Mother Truckers

were born. The majority of

those initial Mother Trucker

squads was made up of

New Trier graduates with

a sprinkling of other local

high school friends or

others that they knew had

played softball.

Swartchild got an early

introduction to softball, attending

her mom’s games

when her mom played in a

women’s league in Highland

Park. Coincidentally,

that team’s name was

also the Mother Truckers.

However, unlike her

mom’s team, the current

Mother Truckers team

wasn’t sponsored by a

trucking company.

“I do have a memory of

being at games, so it was

fun for me ... she’s always

been an athlete, not necessarily

a softball player,

but was in this league,”

she said. “It was fun to be

able to name the team after


The size of the league

has fluctuated since the

group started playing,

ranging from as many as

eight teams to what was almost

a devastating season

this year.

Just weeks before the

Northbrook members

of Mother Truckers

Jane “Miss Mac” Mc-


Kerry Stinchcomb

Lis Collins

season was to start, the

league was stuck at three

teams but luckily a team

from Evanston, The Bundt

Cakes, jumped in last minute

and the league could

go on. If The Bundt Cakes

hadn’t joined the league, it

would have been the first

time there wouldn’t be a

league in 20 years.

“That would have been

devastating to us because

we wouldn’t be able to

get together on a Tuesday

night and laugh and have

fun together,” said Kerry

Stinchcomb, of Northbrook,

another one of the

New Trier grads who has

been with the squad for the

entire run.

When the league had

eight teams, every team

wouldn’t play any teams

multiple times and there

would be more competition

in the league.

Even though the league

is smaller now than it has

been in years past, Swartchild

says it makes for as

good of an experience as


“Yes, we need more

teams, but one of the good

things is that you know the

players on the other teams

now,” she said. “You can

be friendly with them. It’s

Northbrook resident Jane “Miss Mac” McNamara looks

on during a game as part of the Winnetka Park District’s

Women’s 12-inch league’s Mother Truckers team.

Michael Wojytchiw/22nd Century Media

competitive but we know

them, talk to them, we can

laugh together.”

One thing that hasn’t

changed for the New Trier

grads is the presence of

Northbrook’s Miss Mac.

Jane “Miss Mac” McNamara,

the longtime New

Trier educator, coach,

advisor and pioneer for

women’s sports at the

school, actually coached

many of the Mother

Truckers either in volleyball,

softball or had them

in class.

A couple years ago, Stinchomb

ran into Miss Mac

at a local church event,

told her about the softball

team and that they play every

Tuesday at the Skokie

Playfields. McNamara told

her she’d be at their next

game and low and behold,

when the Mother Truckers

played a couple days later,

there was Miss Mac at the

Playfields to watch her

former players play. She’s

been to every game since.

“She’s hilarious,”

Swartchild said. “She’s

the best. Tough as nails.”

This year Miss Mac

took to a new position at

Mother Truckers games:

third-base coach.

“It’s awesome, I love

Miss Mac,” Hielscher.

“She’s like such a second

mother to me in a way.

I’ve just known her from

being a student, and then

from working at New Trier,

and coaching at New


“So having her back

and now we harass her

as much as she used to

harass us. No running in

softball. We make her run

over and coach us at third

base. It’s been a riot.”

Full story at Northbrook-


Listen Up

“I’m pretty excited, a bit nervous.”

Joey Harris — The Glenbrook North boys lacrosse

alumnus on his feelings about heading off to The

College of Wooster to play collegiate lacrosse.

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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


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League of their own Northbrook

residents take part in softball team, Page 47

World’s Impact

Local athletes react to

Women’s World Cup, Page 45

Glenbrook North boys

lacrosse alumnus Joey Harris

will play at The College of

Wooster. 22nd Century Media

File Photo

Wooster makes late push for Harris, Page 46

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