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Village’s inaugural Friday Night

Flights sells out, brings

community together, Page 3

Darlene Douglas and Bryce Carmichael, with Buffalo Creek Brewing, talk with

Ashley Anzalone Friday, Sept. 6, during the Village of Northbrook’s first Friday Night

Flights craft beer festival. Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media



Local nurse

charged with

sexual assault

after patients come

forward, Page 6


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corner of

Willow and


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School’s in session Local

students return for new school year, Page 14

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One-on-One session with

certified financial educator

7 and 8 p.m. Thursday,

Sept. 12, North Suburban

YMCA, 2705 Techny

Road. Register for a oneon-one

session with a certified

financial educator

from the Heartland Institute

of Financial Education.

Free and open to the

public. Pre-registration

requested; RSVP to 847-

272-7250 on online at

www.nsymca.org. For

more information, contact

Karen Brownlee at



Loom Weaving

1:30-3 p.m. Friday, Sept.

13, Northbrook Public Library,

1201 Cedar Lane.

Learn the basics of loom

weaving with a laser-cut

lap loom. To accommodate

demand, the library

may limit the number of

times a patron may repeat

a popular program.

AARP Drivers Safety


9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday,

Sept. 12 and Friday, Sept.

13, Northbrook Park District

Senior Center, 3323

Walters Ave. Sharpen your

driving skills with a twoday

class. Review rules of

the road and safe vehicle

operation. Preregistration

is required, with checks

payable to AARP. Drivers

must attend both days

of the course. Please call

(847) 291-2995 to register.



10 a.m.-noon Saturday,

Sept. 14, Underwriters

Laboratory, 333 Pfingsten

Road. Grab a hard hat and

join the Northbrook Park

District for this free family

event. Children can see

and explore a variety of

trucks and emergency vehicles.

The event will occur

rain or shine.



Noon-4 p.m. Sunday,

Sept. 15, Village Green

Park, downtown Northbrook.

Join the Northbrook

Historical Society and the

Northbrook Park District

at Village Green Park for

food, fun and entertainment

for all ages! The 41st

annual Shermerfest is set

for Sunday, September 15

from noon-4pm. Activities

include train rides, classic

car and truck display,

magic show, face painting,

balloon twisters and a bake

sale! Visit northbrookhistory.org

for details.


Northbrook Garden Club


7 p.m. Monday, Sept.

16, Northbrook Public Library,

1201 Cedar Lane.

The Northbrook Garden

Club and Northbrook Public

Library invite the community

to come listen to

award-winning landscape

architect and designer

Craig Bermann as he presents

“Landscape Design –

The New Aesthetic for the

21st Century.” This program

is being presented as

part of an ongoing series

of events to celebrate the

Northbrook Garden Club’s

70th anniversary.


The ABC’s of Alzheimer’s

11:15 a.m. Tuesday,

Sept. 17, North Suburban

YMCA, 2705 Techny

Road. Learn about Alzheimer’s

and dementia.

The Y will talk about how

living with this disease is

isolating and what you can

do to help a loved one or

their caregiver. Presented

by Arden Courts Memory

Care Community. Free

and open to the public.

Pre-registration requested;

RSVP to (847) 272-7250

on online at www.nsymca.

org. For more information,

contact Karen Brownlee at



District 27 5K

8 a.m. Saturday, Sept.

21, Wood Oaks Junior

High School, 1250 Sanders

Road. There’s still time

to join the District 27 PTA

5K, 1-mile run and Kids

Fun Run. The event is fun

for the whole family! The

5K begins at 8 a.m., the

1 Mile race at 8:45 a.m.,

and the Kids’ Fun Run at

9 a.m. The 5K and 1 Mile

races are USATF certified

and they are professionally

timed. Go to nb27.org/pta/

pta-council/pta-5k-race for

additional information.

Hunger Free Northbrook


6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.

24, Northbrook Civic

Building, 2002 Walters

Ave. Join us for a Community-Wide

Event to tackle

hunger in Northbrook.

Learn more about Hunger

Free Northbrook and how

you can help the estimated

1 in 10 families, including

400 students in need. For

more information, please

call (847) 272 1700.

Women’s Havurah Book


7 p.m. Wednesday Sept.

25, Northbrook Community

Synagogue, 2548

Jasper Court. Join NCS

Women’s Havura to discuss

the new selection,

“Washing The Dead” by

Michelle Brafman. Join

for a lively conversation.

For questions, please call

(847) 509-9204.


Register for Northbrook

Action Baseball

Registration for Northbrook

Action Baseball,

where everyone is an allstar,

is now underway for

the Spring 2020 season.

This is a chance for Boys

pre-school through second

grade and girls pre-school

through third grade, who

are looking to play T-Ball,

baseball or softball in a

fun, no-pressure environment.

This is a chance to

play in an organized league

and wear a uniform and

play with friends. The season

runs from mid-April

until June. For more information,

or to register, visit


org, check your school

electronic backpack, or

call at (847) 564-9849.

Northbrook Farmers


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.

Locally grown fresh

fruits & vegetables, artisan

cheeses, fabulous bakery


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In its Aug. 29 issue,

The Tower incorrectly

stated the West

Northfield District 31

Board of Education

hired three educators

at its Aug. 22 meeting.

The board accepted

the resignations of

Rebecca Kleps, Dana

Smoler and Lidda Vannavong

at the meeting.

Julie Pecoraro was

hired as a differentiation


The Tower recognizes and

regrets these errors.

items, expert knife sharpening

and much more.

Double value program for

SNAP/Link card holders.

Handicap accessible.

NGSA Registration

Registration for the

Northbrook Girls Softball

Association is open starting

Sept. 16. House League

is designed for girls second-ninth

grade regardless

of their experience, ability,

or residency. Having fun

and fast-pitch softball instruction

without pressure

are the main priorities of

the House League. Take

advantage of the early-bird

discount and save $40 off

the house league fee. Go to

northbrooksotball.com for

registration and more info.

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First-ever Friday Night Flights

unites local craft-beer lovers

Alan P. Henry

Freelance Reporter

America’s love affair

with craft beers and

a frothy pint of creative

thinking by the village

were both on tap last Friday

night as Northbrook

hosted its first-ever “Friday

Night Flights” craft

beer festival at Techny

Park and Fields.

The event, featuring live

music, a local food truck

and beers from a dozen

area craft breweries, was

enjoyed by sold-out crowd

of 500 people, comprised

of couples of all ages and

groups of friends up for a

good time.

“It’s nice to have something

local in Northbrook

so we don’t have to go into

the city for entertainment.

The more things like this,

the better,” Ariel Silver


“It’s a nice way to give

Northbrook something

where the entire community

can get together,” Liz

Erlich agreed.

Mike Marvel and wife

Carlie were happy to come

to an event that gives

adults a fun night out.

“Most of the programs

they do in Northbrook are

for kids and families. This

is a good event,” Mike


Friday Night Flights was

planned by Madeline Farrell,

assistant to the village

manager, who attended a

similar event held in Chicago

with the Illinois Craft

Brewers Guild.

“It was super fun, it

was easy to put together

and I wanted to replicate

it here,” she said. “It is

a combination of caring

Meghan and Jeff Hodges, of Northbrook, enjoy the

village’s first-ever craft beer festival.

about craft beers and just

being outside and having

a little fun with the community.”

Ticket sales were capped

at 500, plus 50 tickets for

designated drivers, and

sold out quickly.

“We were pleasantly

surprised by the enthusiasm,”

she said.

However you pour it,

craft beers have become

a huge hit with American


The number of small and

independently owned craft

breweries operating in the

United States surpassed

7,000 in 2018, with about

1,000 more new breweries

expected to open in 2019,

according to the Brewers

Association. Overall, U.S.

beer volume sales were

down one percent in 2018,

whereas craft brewer sales

continued to grow at a rate

of four percent by volume,

reaching 13.2 percent of

the U.S. beer market.

The association, a trade

group of American brewers,

defines a brewery

as “craft” if it is largely

independent of outside

corporate ownership, produces

fewer than six million

barrels per year, and

uses traditional ingredients

such as malted barley, or

innovative ingredients to

enhance flavor.

Organizers for Friday

Night Flights worked with

the Illinois Craft Brewers

Guild to help select the

breweries for the event.

Among them was Northbrook’s

only craft brewery,

Granite City Food and

Brewery at Willow and


“This is exciting. We are

glad to be a part of it and

we hope to be a part of it

for many, many years,”

said Granite City general

manager Jeff Berlin.

The event attracted craftbeer

lovers from throughout

the area. Among

them was Kate Schultz, a

member of the Yelp Elite

Squad who switched from

Leinenkugel and Michelob

Ultra Light at Northwestern

to craft beers at her local

Evanston taprooms as

her taste buds matured.

“I like how many different

varieties there are

and that they change frequently

so that I don’t get

sick of any one particular

style,” she said.

Indeed, variety is a ma-

Please see Flights, 12

Northbrook residents Elizabeth and James Epe are served a beer from Dovetail

Brewery on Friday, Sept. 7, at Techny Prairie Park and Fields during Northbrook’s

inaugural Friday Night Flights. Photos by Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media

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Glenview nurse charged with sexual assault after patients come forward

Jason Addy

Contributing Editor

A nurse at Glenbrook

Hospital in Glenview was

arrested Wednesday afternoon

after two of the

hospital’s patients accused

him of sexual assault, according

to Glenview police.

David Giurgiu, 26, of

Glencoe, was arrested

Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the

Glenview Police Department

and subsequently

charged with the assault of

two female patients whom

he was treating, according

to a press release from the


As reported by The

Glenview Lantern, The

Tower’s sister publication,

Giurgiu was charged with

aggravated criminal sexual

From Sept. 5

assault in


with an alleged


on Nov. 23,

2018, at

the hospital Giurgiu

located at

2100 Pfingsten Road. Giurgiu

also faces a criminal

sexual abuse charge after

authorities investigated an

incident at the hospital that

was reported on Aug. 11.

It is not immediately

clear when hospital officials

were made aware of

the alleged 2018 assault.

Giurgiu was arraigned

on the charges at a hearing

Friday, Sept. 6, when Cook

County Judge Anjana Hansen

ordered him to remain

in custody without bail.

Prosecutors allege Giurgiu

forced himself onto

two patients while he administered

treatment to

them at Glenbrook Hospital.

A 75-year-old woman

sought treatment at the

hospital in November

2018 for a broken leg. The

woman reportedly asked

Giurgiu for pain medication

when Giurgiu told

the woman to hold out her

hand before placing his

penis in her hand, court

documents state.

He then raped the women

orally and ejaculated,

prosecutors said.

After the woman was

transferred to another

hospital for surgery, she

reported the assault to

medical personnel and a

relative, court documents


The documents do not

say if any measures were

taken to contact authorities

or Glenbrook Hospital,

which is operated by

NorthShore University


Medical records confirm

Giurgiu administered care

to the woman on the night

of the alleged assault,

prosecutors said.

NorthShore University

HealthSystem officials

fired Giurgiu from his position

in August of this

year after police investigated

a second assault at

the hospital, documents


The second alleged victim

reported Giurgiu to

Glenview police in August,

documents state.

The woman reportedly

went to Glenbrook Hospital

for a pre-existing condition

just before 11 p.m.

Aug. 10, when she was initially

treated by a female

nurse with whom she was

familiar. Giurgiu reportedly

took over her care at

the start of a new shift.

According to court documents,

Giurgiu forced the

woman to rub his genitals

through his pants while he

administered pain medication

to her. He allegedly

then removed his pants

and put his penis in her


When the woman tried

to turn away, Giurgiu began

to fondle himself and

told her to open her mouth,

which she refused to do,

according to prosecutors.


Giurgiu then ejaculated

onto the victim’s face and

chest, documents state.

The woman returned

the next day for additional

treatment and reported the

alleged assault to hospital

officials, who conducted

an internal investigation,

fired Giurgiu and notified

Glenview police, prosecutors


Giurgiu is scheduled to

appear at 1:30 p.m. Friday,

Sept. 27, at the Cook

County Circuit Court in


NorthShore University

HealthSystem officials are

cooperating with investigating

authorities, said Jim

Anthony, senior director of

public relation, in a statement.


Danville woman charged

with attempted armed

robbery in Northbrook

Staff Report

Alice Marie

Lutz, 29,

of Danville,

was charged

with one

count of attempted


armed robbery for an

incident that occurred

Wednesday, Sept. 4, in

the 100 block of Skokie

Boulevard, according to

a press release from the

Northbrook Police Department.

Lutz allegedly threatened

someone with a

sharp tool during the attempted

armed robbery.

The department was notified

of the incident at approximately

6:30 p.m.

Police said there are no

reported injuries to the


Detectives from the

Northbrook Police Department

investigated the

case, charging Lutz with

one count of attempted

armed robbery.

Lutz was transported to

the Skokie courthouse for

a bond hearing.

Police Reports

Burglar enters Northbrook home during early morning hours

A resident in the 2200

block of Maple Avenue

reported at 5:59 a.m. on

Sept. 3 that they observed

a male subject on the second

floor of their home after

their dog was barking.

The subject left the residence

when the resident

observed them. Police said

nothing is known to be

taken at the time.

In other police news:

Sept. 5

• A complainant reported

at 9:02 a.m. that an unknown

subject kicked and

damaged a sign at Techny

Prairie Park and Fields.

Sept. 4

• A business in the 1300

block of Shermer reported

at 11:02 a.m. that workers

noticed a bag used for

bank deposits was missing

from a desk drawer. The

bag was last seen at the

end of the last week.

Sept. 3

• Lauren J. Alexanian, 45,

of Deerfield, was charged

with financial exploitation

of an elderly person.

Northbrook detectives

conducted a follow-up investigation

to this case,

which was originally reported

in March of 2019.

The subject turned themselves

in to police.

Sept. 2

• Jeffrey I. Hertzberg, 36,

of Chicago, was charged

with speeding and driving

while under the influence

at 2:17 a.m. near the

intersection of Willow and


Sept. 1

• Unknown subject(s) removed

four wheels from a

vehicle in the 100 block of

Skokie Boulevard.

Aug. 31

• Wilson E. Rivera, 36, of

Chicago, was charged with

speeding and driving while

under the influence at 1:50

a.m. near the intersection

of Willow and Sunset


Aug. 30

• A subject took someone’s

ATM card without

their permission and made

several purchases with the

card at 3:14 p.m. in the 200

block of Skokie.

Aug. 29

• An unknown subject removed

a shopper’s wallet

from a shopping cart

at 8:02 p.m. at the Whole

Foods store in the 800

block of Willow. The complainant

stated that when

they reported the loss, they

learned that their credit

cards had been used at several

local establishments.


Northbrook Tower’s Police

Reports are compiled from

official reports found on file

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.

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Meet Kirby,

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Pet of the

Week. He’s


after Kirby

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He is 13 years old. Kirby is a rescue dog. He is the

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Kirby is extremely loyal. He has also been known to

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In Memoriam

Northbrook native Kurtz among 34 killed in California boat fire

Former Glenbrook

North student

remembered as

‘ray of hope’

Alan P. Henry

Freelance Reporter

Allie Kurtz’s journey

through life was brief but

impactful. It was lived on

her own terms, shaped by

compassion, an infectious

and adventurous spirit,

and the urge to help create

a better world.

That journey was cut

short on Monday, Sept. 2,

when at age 26 the Northbrook

native died as a

scuba diving boat crew

member alongside 33 others

in an explosion and fire

that consumed a dive boat

off the coast of southern


And yet, as family and

friends coped with tragedy

and mourned her loss,

there was peace.

“She just wanted to

follow her dream of the

ocean and the sea and

diving. And that’s what

she wanted to do. That’s

where she was happy at,”

said her mother, Sherry

McDonough, in an interview

aired on NPR.

“She’s still in the seas.

She passed away doing

what she loved,” said her

father, Robert Kurtz, in an

Associated Press report.

Allie grew up in Evanston

and Northbrook,

where for a time she attended

Glenbrook North.

She attended the School

for Creative and Performing

Arts in Cincinnati her

senior year and graduated

in 2011.

At SCPA, she quickly

made a positive impression.

“She would walk into

a room and it would

brighten up, said Charles

Meyer, her date at his junior

prom in a report on

WKRC TV. “She had the

biggest smile. You could

just connect with her instantly.

She could have a

great time, or if you were

feeling down, she could

get serious and really pick

you back up. She was always

just a ray of hope.”

Out of high school, Allie

quickly acted on her

thirst for adventure, traveling

through Europe before

returning to the U.S.

and settling in California

to pursue a career in the

entertainment industry.

Brian Planko, Paramount’s

executive vice

president worldwide for

creative advertising, hired

her on the spot in 2014,

and she quickly worked

her way up from an executive

assistant to a creative

ad manager.

In that role, she helped

develop campaigns for

the “Mission Impossible”

movies, and worked on the

marketing teams and developed

TV spots. At the

same time, she participated

in a one-on-one company

mentoring program called

“Kindergarten to Cap and

Gown,” where she spent

time with elementary

school children helping

them with school work or

simply being a friend. She

also volunteered in the

company’s Viacommunity

day of service.

“She was the most

good-natured human being

I’ve ever met, and it’s

incredible how in her short

time she brought so many

people together that don’t

even cross paths on a daily

basis,” said Pianko in an

interview with the Hollywood

Reporter. “I’m sure

Northbrook native Allie Kurtz was among 34 people

who died in a California boat fire on Monday, Sept. 2.

Photo Submitted

I’d be working for her if

she stayed, she just found

a greater purpose in life.”

More specifically, said

Panko, “she didn’t leave

Paramount to just be a

dive instructor. She literally

left to save the


Pianko said Kurtz told

him she was going to

pursue a graduate degree

in marine biology so that

she could work on saving

reefs. To that end, she

was already a volunteer

at Reef Check California,

an environmental nongovernmental


that helps monitor the

health of the state’s coastlines,

and was volunteering

at the Channel Islands

Marine & Wildlife Institute,

which helps rescue

and rehabilitate marine


And in August, she received

her most recent

diving certification and

obtained an Australian

work visa so she could

work there during California’s

scuba diving off



To further immerse herself

in the aquatic life,

Allie took a job in the office

of Truth Aquatics, the

scuba tour company, and

began as a cook on one

of their other boats before

being promoted to deckhand

on the ill-fated Conception


The 33 passengers and

six crew members aboard

the 79-foot boat were on

a three-day excursion to

the islands that form the

Channel Islands off the

Santa Barbara coast.

A mayday call on a fully

engaged fire on the boat

went out at 3:15 a.m. on

Sept. 2. Allie and all the

passengers were asleep

on a lower deck. Flames

blocked a narrow stairway

and an escape hatch leading

to the upper decks, virtually

sealing their deaths,

authorities told the AP.

The five other crew

members, including the

captain, who were awake

and on the bridge at the

Please see Memoriam, 10

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Join us at

as we open our doors

to the community with these

High Holiday services

Sunday, September 29th

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

6:00 pm

Monday, September 30th

Rosh Hashanah Family Service

for families with children up to the age of 7

2:30 pm

HUGS Service for families with special needs

3:30 pm

Tuesday, October 1st

Second Day

Rosh Hashanah Service

8:30 am

Pre-K – 6th Grade Alternative


9:30 am

Wednesday, October 9th

Yizkor followed by the concluding

services of the day

3:00 pm

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Developer GW Properties

is putting together

plans for a new project

at the northwest corner

of Willow and Pfingsten

roads, just across the street

from a potential largescale

development that is

facing scrutiny from residents.

Although the development

company has yet

to submit a formal application

to the Village

of Northbrook, Principal

Mitch Goltz told The Tower

it’s “working on something


Goltz said the project is

still in the planning stages

but GW Properties could

bring a proposal forward

“within the next 60 days.”

He declined to provide

specifics of the potential

Northbrook project, but

did say it would be retailcentric.

The northwest corner

of the intersection is currently

zoned commercial,

according to Michaela

Kohlstedt, the Village of

Northbrook’s deputy director

of development and

planning services.

GW Properties is currently

proposing a largescale

development at the

southwest Glenview corner

of the intersection,


From Page 8

time, jumped overboard,

and were rescued by a

boat anchored nearby.

Among many parting

words, the following was

offered by Allie’s 20-yearold

sister Olivia Kurtz in

The top left portion of this graphic shows the lot at the

northwest corner of Willow and Pfingsten roads where

GW Properties is eyeing a potential new development.

Graphic courtesy of the Village of Glenview

which would include a

35,000-square-foot grocery

store and three multitenant

buildings along

the streets that would

add 28,600 square feet of

small-shop space.

As of publication time,

Glenview’s Planning

Commission was scheduled

to continue its public

hearing on the proposal on

Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Goltz said the proceedings

in Glenview will not

affect how the company

approaches its plans in


“They’re two completely

separate projects in

two completely different

municipalities,” he said.

“We’re going to go forward

on both, independent

of one another, but we’re

earlier in the planning

stages of (Northbrook)

than we are in Glenview.”

To move forward with

the potential development

in Northbrook, GW Properties

would need to file

a schematic site plan that

would first go to Northbrook’s

Village Board for

a preliminary review, according

to Kohlstedt.

A formal application

would then need to be

filed, before going through

several weeks of review

from various village departments.

There is currently no

agenda date for the Village

Board’s review because an

application has yet to be


an interview with the AP.

“She wanted to go on

the Conception so bad …

and she was finally able to

work that boat,” she said.

“She left this world doing

something she absolutely

loved. This was her dream,

and she was finally able to

fulfill this dream.”

The National Transportation

Safety Board is in

the midst of a week-to-10-

day investigation of the

fire. One theory it is investigating

is that lithium

batteries in the passengers’

underwater cameras may

have overheated while

charging and ignited the

fire, WKRC reported.

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Northbrook Police Department announces

Labor Day enforcement numbers

Submitted Content

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belt citations during the

recent Labor Day “Drive

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During the 19-day mobilization,

the Northbrook

Police Department also issued:

• 2 suspended license arrests

• 4 uninsured motorist


• 5 speeding citations

• 5 distracted driving citations

• 18 other traffic citations

“Through the Labor Day

enforcement effort, we

helped to make our roads

safer and spread the word

that preventing impaired

driving is a matter of ‘Life

or Death,’” said Northbrook

Detective Chris


The Northbrook Police

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with law enforcement


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Welcome back


Northbrook students get new school year underway with first day

Wood Oaks Principal Rob McElligott welcomes student

Ally Pi on the first day of school. The Wood Oaks staff

wore sports-related attire to school as part of their

theme to help students become “all stars.”

Maple students and Northbrook/Glenview School District

30 Board of Education members participate in a ribboncutting

ceremony for the newly open Maple School.

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Nearly 200 pieces are on display at NSAL art show

Work from nine


residents featured

Eric DeGrechie

Managing Editor

Susie Williams enjoys

creating art. The works of

the Wilmette botanical artist

have been shown and

sold at juried exhibitions

across the country over the

last decade.

While Williams is proud

of seeing the fruits of her

labor on display, she does

admit the beginning phase

of creation can be challenging.

“The most difficult stage

is to start,” Williams said.

“First, I decide on my palate,

mix my colors and try

them out on a watercolor

scrap of paper, comparing

them to the actual specimen.

Then I delineate form

on my painting by using

lights and darks first. If the

form isn’t right, the painting

isn’t right. Lights and

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Williams is a member

of the North Shore Art

League. The organization’s

95th Annual Members’ Art

Show started Friday, Sept.

6, at the Winnetka Community

House, 620 Lincoln

Ave. The show runs

through Sept. 30.

“This stellar art display

showcases the work of over

100 of our member artists

and NSAL faculty whose

talents and support have

sustained the organization

for over nine decades,” said

Linda Nelson, executive

director of the NSAL. “The

vast array of talent, mediums

and subject matter

Northbrook artists at

NSAL show

• Dr. Elana Ashley

• Ruth Berkowitz

• Gayle Bradley-Johnson

• Maggie Lauer

• Lee Oberlander

• Bonnie Siegel

• Rob Sills

• Josephine Strong

• Fran Vail

make this show a must-see

exhibit of over 180 pieces.”

Proceeds for the NSAL

art show will be dedicated

to funding NSAL operations

and annual scholarship

programs recognizing

the achievements of area

high school art students.

The League is a 501(c)

(3) organization. Gallery

Artist Susie Williams shows off her original artwork. The work of nine Northbrook

residents is on display at the North Shore Art League’s 95th Annual Members’ Art

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Park District’s new Activity Center earns ‘Net Zero Energy’ building designation

Submitted Content

A $1.78 million grant to

the Northbrook Park District

ensures its new Activity

Center will achieve Net

Zero Energy building status,

by generating as much

renewable energy as the

building needs to operate.

The funding, from the

Illinois Clean Energy

Community Foundation,

will support conservation

measures for the 44,200

square-foot building located

in Techny Prairie Park

and Fields.

Northbrook is the second

Illinois park district to

receive a grant to build a

Net Zero Energy building.

Receipt of the grant makes

funding available for the

District’s ongoing Capital

Improvement Plan. The

new project officially broke

ground on July 10 and will

open in early 2021.

“We’re thrilled the Foundation

has put its trust in

the Northbrook Park District,

and excited to fulfill

the Net Zero Energy building

requirements,” said the

District’s Executive Director

Molly Hamer. “As a

Park District, we are dedicated

to preserving and enhancing

our environment,

and that makes this the

right goal for us.”

The new Activity Center’s

design by Chicagobased

Wight & Company,

experienced in designing

and constructing Net Zero

Energy recreational facilities,

exceeds state and national

sustainability standards

and is part of the

District’s ongoing commitment

to enhancing the

village’s green spaces now,

and for future generations.

This energy-efficient building

will feature components

and building materials

chosen to meet Net Zero

Energy building requirements,


• Multiple solar panels

on the roof

• HVAC systems and

Maple math teacher

wins national award

mechanical equipment

with the highest efficiency


• Increased insulation

values in the walls and roof

• High-performing windows

and strategic placement

to help regulate temperature

• LED lighting throughout

the building and parking


• Occupancy sensors in

rooms and daylight sensors

in perimeter spaces

• EPA Indoor Air Plus

requirements for paint and


In order to qualify for

the grant, the Foundation

requires that the building

receive a third-party certification

ensuring the building

is aggressively efficient

in its energy use. This

building is slated to receive

two certifications, PHIUS+

and Source Zero Certifications,

both from the Passive

House Institute US.

In addition to funding

construction and materials,

A $1.78 million grant to the Northbrook Park District ensures its new Activity Center

will achieve Net Zero Energy building status. Rendering courtesy of park district.

the grant program requires

that grantees provide educational

opportunities to help

residents learn about the

building’s energy-efficient

features. The new Activity

Center will have educational

panels and an energy

usage display. Once the

building opens, the District

will also closely monitor the

project to ensure the building

meets the Net Zero Energy

building benchmarks,

and requirements for the

final portion of the grant.

The new Activity Center

is part of the 2018 – 2022:

New Places to Play initiative,

and is the culmination

of a long, open-community

process that ensures the

facility provides the highest-priority

services for

residents. These include

an indoor recreational and

fitness center, an indoor

walking and running track,

multipurpose rooms, and a

gymnasium for pickleball,

basketball, camps, and other



The building decor will

be inspired by a painting

titled Trail Through Time,

which the District purchased

at the Northbrook

Plein-Air Painting Festival,

that shows what Techny

Prairie Park and Fields

looked like nearly a century

ago. The colors featured in

Trail Through Time by Nyle

Gordon, an American artist,

will be carried throughout

the building, and the original

painting will be on display

in the Center.

Submitted Content

Maple School eighthgrade

math teacher Sarah

Arends is one of only 10

math teachers nationwide

to receive the 2019 Edyth

May Sliffe Award, which is

presented to distinguished

mathematics teachers for

their outstanding work and

dedication to the field.

“Thank you for your

dedication to your students

and teaching mathematical

problem solving through

the MAA American Mathematics


said Jennifer S. Barton,

director of competitions

operations, Mathematical

Association of America.

Arends will receive a financial

award, as well as a

complimentary trip to the

MAA MAthFest in Philadelphia,

from July 29-Aug.

1, 2020. This is an annual

conference for mathematics

education and research

that draws mathematicians

from across the country.

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In Memoriam


Northbrook doctor remembered as renowned pediatrician

Alan P. Henry

Freelance Reporter

Dr. Richard

Saul, a

pioneer in

the field of




attracted Saul


acclaim with his controversial

2014 book “ADHD

Does Not Exist: The Truth

About Attention Deficit

and Hyperactivity Disorder,”

died Aug. 14, 2019 at

the age of 82.

“Over the course of my

career, I have found more

than 20 conditions that

can lead to symptoms of

ADHD, each of which requires

its own approach

to treatment,” said Saul,

whose diagnostic and developmental

center helped

children, young adults,

adults, and their families

deal with and resolve developmental

issues, disruptive,

educational and

behavioral problems.

“He combined pediatrics,

neurology and psychology.

No one had done that,” said

his son Jason Saul.

Saul, who lived in Highland

Park and had offices

in Highland Park, Northbrook

and Lincolnshire,

was also a renowned pediatrician

who was widely

beloved and respected by

generations of families on

the North Shore.

“Dr. Saul always put you

at ease with humor. He had

a very gentle manner and

he was just the nicest man,”

said Renee Kruss, whose

three children went to him.

Saul received his B.A.

in 1957 from Washington

and Jefferson College and

his medical degree from

the University of Health

Sciences/Chicago Medical

School in 1961. He served

his residency at Children’s

Memorial Hospital from

1962-1964 and began his

career with the rank of

Captain as chief of the department

of pediatrics at

DeWitt Army Hospital.

He was soon also assigned

to be a consultant

to the Surgeon General of

the Army.

After being honorably

discharged, he was appointed

Chief Resident

at Children’s Memorial

Hospital in Chicago. Saul

became a partner in Associated

Pediatrics, the

renowned North Shore pediatric

practice, Chairman

of the Department of Pediatrics

at Highland Park

Hospital from 1979-1982,

and Medical Director of

Highland Park Health Care

Inc. from 1985-1994.

Among his many appointments

and positions,

he was Chairman of the

Illinois Chapter of the

American Academy of

Pediatrics, a professor of

Pediatrics at Northwestern

University and Chicago

Medical School, on

the Board of Directors of

Heath Systems Agency for

Lake, Kane and McHenry

counties, and a consultant

for the Special Education

District of Lake County.

Well into his 70s, Saul

decided to write his book

on ADHD because he

had “a lifetime of stories”

about cases where he felt

that ADHD was too often

a rushed, careless diagnosis

or an excuse for behavior.

In short order, he was

featured on CNBC, Fox

News, The Doctors and

Good Morning Britain.

“I’ve come to believe

based on decades of treating

patients that ADHD —

as currently defined by the

Diagnostic and Statistical

Manual of Mental Disorders

(DSM) and as understood

in the public imagination

— does not exist,”

he writes in an opinion

piece in the New York

Times in March, 2014.

“How many of us can

claim that we have difficulty

with organization or

a tendency to lose things;

that we are frequently forgetful

or distracted or fail

to pay close attention to

details?,” he writes.

While Saul’s book

caused much pushback, he

also received support.

“Those of us on this

side of the psychiatry debate

have been saying for

decades that the condition

known as ADHD is not an

illness, but is rather an arbitrarily

delineated cluster

of vaguely defined problems

that children have

acquired in various ways”

said Dr. Philip Hickey,

writing in Behaviorism

and Mental Health.

Saul was a loving family

man deeply devoted

to Yolanda, his wife of 53


“He was so loving and

kind,” said Jason Saul.

As a measure of that devotion,

“he would always

buy her a gift of Fathers

Day because, he said, “if it

weren’t for her I wouldn’t

be a father.’” In addition

to Yolanda and Jason, he

is survived by his son Eric

(third son Brad died in

2015), and grandchildren,

Zachary, Alexa, Gabrielle,

Griffen, Brennan, Jonah,

Max and Isadore.


Glenview Village Board

recommends prohibiting

recreational marijuana


The Glenview Village

Board recommended prohibiting

recreational cannabis

businesses within

village limits during its

Tuesday, Sept. 3, meeting.

Trustees didn’t take a

vote, but Village President

Jim Patterson made the determination

based on their

public comments during

the meeting.

As a result, the Glenview

Plan Commission

will host a public hearing

on the issue, using the Village

Board’s comments as

a roadmap. The Plan Commission

will then make a

detailed recommendation

for how to proceed, and

the Village Board will ultimately

vote on that recommendation.

The Village was put on

the clock to determine how

to approach the issue after

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker

signed the Cannabis

Regulation and Taxation

Act into law on June 25.

The law makes Illinois

the 11th state to legalize

recreational marijuana and

kickstarted the Glenview

Village Board’s exploration

of what that means for

the village.

The statewide legislation

legalizes the sale,

possession and use of cannabis

for recreational purposes

by adults over age

21 starting Jan. 1, 2020.

However, the law allows

municipalities to regulate

commercial cannabis facilities

— including cultivation

centers, dispensaries,

infusers, processors and

craft growers — intending

to serve recreational

customers. The act also allows

municipalities to levy

a tax of up to 3 percent of

the purchase price on sales

at local dispensaries.

Reporting by Chris Pullam,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at GlenviewLantern.



Northfield man stung to

death by 20 wasps

A 63-year-old Northfield

man died Aug. 23 after

approximately 20 yellowjacket

wasps stung him

in his backyard.

Gregory Salm was reportedly

moving wood in

his yard in the 1600 block

of Harding Road, Northfield,

when the wasps began

to sting him around

7:45 p.m.

According to a report

from the Northfield Police

Department, Salm experienced

a “bad reaction” to

the stings and was transported

by Northfield paramedics

— in partnership

with the Wilmette Fire

Department — to Skokie

Hospital, where he died

that evening from the reaction

to the stings.

A representative from

the Wilmette Fire Department

told The Current

they did transport an individual

to Skokie Hospital,

but due to the HIPPA law,

could not give any details

on his condition.

The WFD operates two

ambulances, both of which

are fully advanced life

support equipped with two

certified personnel aboard.

It is unknown as of press

time if Salm had a known

allergy to wasps, as Northfield

Police Sergeant Michael

Hutensky said he

couldn’t disclose medical


Salm’s death was ruled

by the Cook County Medical

Examiner as a severe

allergic reaction to wasp

venom — or an “anaphylactic

reaction to wasp envenomation.”

The Village of Northfield

has not had other

reports related to yellowjacket

wasps, Hutensky


Reporting by Megan Bernard,

Contributing Editor.

Full story at WinnetkaCurrent.com.


City adopts ‘wait-and-see’

approach for recreational


Patients can still visit

the medical dispensary

Elevele while Highland

Park’s “wait-and-see” approach

in the face of statewide

recreational marijuana

legalization and usage.

Last month, the City

Please see NFYN, 33

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Photo: Stan Golovchuk

Sunday, September 15

from Noon to 4pm

Village Green Park, Northbrook

Shermerfest is presented by the Northbrook Historical Society in

partnership with the Northbrook Park District and Sunset Foods.

Thank you to

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No dogs allowed.

Food and Fun for All Ages!

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Hot Dog or Soup Lunch • River Trails Nature Center Exhibit

Balloon Twisting • Face Painting

Mums for Sale • Blacksmith Demos

“Classic Northbrook” Classic Car and Truck Display

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Northbrook Chamber teams up to fight hunger with meal-packing event

Submitted Content


Volunteers from the

Northbrook Chamber

of Commerce packaged

38,000 meals on Aug.

29 at the organization’s

eighth annual Meal Packing


Hosted by the Hilton

Chicago/Northbrook, the

Chamber members formed

assembly lines to pack nutritious

pasta meals that

will be widely distributed

throughout the Chicago

area at soup kitchens,

food pantries and other

agencies. The Chamber

partnered with Feed 6/

Outreach to provide ingredients

and packaging for

the meals, and loaded the

boxed meals into Salvation

Army trucks for distribution.

In addition to providing

the meals to the Salvation

Army, the Chamber

stepped up to fight hunger

in the local community with

a $1,000 donation to the

Northfield Township Food

Pantry. Chamber President

Northbrook Chamber volunteers help pack meals Aug. 29 during the organization’s

eighth annual Meal Packing Event. Photos courtesy of Cobalt Photography

Tensley Garris presented a

ceremonial check to Northfield

Township Supervisor

Jill Brickman at the start of

the event.

The Meal Packing Event

is always popular with

Chamber members, who

bring teams of employees

and engage in friendly

competition with neighboring

assembly lines.

“Ever since the first

Chamber meal packing

event, we’ve sent a team of

employees to help package

meals,” said Steve Lewis,

President of Lewis Floor

& Home. “The feedback

from our employees has

been nothing short of fantastic.

Rarely can you find

such a positive team building

opportunity that directly

benefits people who

really need our support in

our community.”

Chamber volunteers helped pack 38,000 meals.

Chamber of Commerce President Tensley Garris

presents a ceremonial check to Northfield Township

Supervisor Jill Brickman. The Chamber’s $1,000

donation will help to fight hunger in the community.

Business Briefs

Northbrook-based M.

Holland appoints new vice


M. Holland Company,

a Northbrook-based distributor





Sept. 3 the




Calderón to Calderón

the newly

created position of vice

president, international,

with responsibility for

developing and implementing

strategies to extend

the company’s global


Calderón joins M. Holland

from Illinois Tool

Works (ITW), where he

served as vice president

and general manager of

its TIG Welding Solutions


Calderón, who will report

to Executive Vice

President, Corporate Development,

Dwight Morgan,

will assume oversight

of M. Holland’s existing

international businesses in

Mexico and Latin America

while coordinating the

international expansion of

its Distribution and Resale

business units. He will be

based in the company’s

Northbrook headquarters.

“This is a missioncritical

position in order

for us to meet the global

needs of our strategic supply

partners as well as

our international clients,”

Morgan said. “Eugenio’s

extensive experience with

international industrial

businesses will be immensely

valuable as we

expand our commercial

and logistics reach globally.”

Morgan noted that the

company sells into more

than 50 countries and has

operations in Mexico, an

export office in Puerto

Rico, and a commercial

network throughout Latin


A native of Mexico,

Calderón has held several

management and executive

roles, both in the

U.S. and Latin America.

Most recently, he worked

at ITW, where he spent

five of his eight years

managing the welding

segment for Mexico and

Latin America. Prior to

ITW, he worked as a sales

and business development

manager at Hilti, a

global leader in the construction

tool industry,

located in Mexico City,

Mexico. Calderón started

his career at NALCO, an

Ecolab Company, where

he worked for more than

10 years in various sales

and business development

leadership roles.

“I am excited to join

M. Holland. Between the

people, the culture and

the steady growth, it is

a unique opportunity to

contribute to the trajectory

of the organization,”

he said. “Having worked

internationally for most of

my career, I look forward

to applying that experience

and working with

the team to strengthen

and grow its international


Calderón earned a

Bachelor of Science degree

in chemical engineering

and a MBA from

Tecnológico de Monterrey

and EGADE business

school in Mexico.

Submitted to The Tower

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District 28 to form Communications Advisory Committee

Staff Report

Northbrook School District

28 is forming a new

Communications Advisory

Committee, with the hope

of enhancing communication

between parents,

community members and

district staffers.

The committee, which

was announced during the

Board of Education’s August

meeting, is part of the

district’s strategic communication

plan for the new

school year.

“The Communications

Advisory Committee will

enhance two-way communication

between the district,

parents and the community,”

said Terry Ryan,

District 28’s communications

director. “The committee

will help us identify

areas of interest for parent

programming and help

support our communityschool


There will be an open

call for volunteers to serve

on the committee. The district’s

hope is to get equal

representation of parents

from all schools and grade


“The call for volunteers

(went) out via principal’s

e-news on Sept. 6 and a

reminder email to parents

next week,” Ryan said. “We

are seeking a well-rounded

representation of schools,

as well as at-home and

working parents. The committee

will consist of approximately

20 members.

The minutes of the meetings

and any outcomes will

be shared with the community

at large on the website

and through our weekly

district communications.”

Members of the community

will also be invited to

participate on the committee,

according to Ryan.

According to district officials,

the purposes of the

committee are as follows:

• Identify pertinent education

issues and provide

input on district communication.

• Identify topics for parent

education programs

and forums to be scheduled

periodically throughout

the year.

• Offer parent and community

perspectives on important

issues and existing

communication channels.

Committee members

will be asked to attend

four evening meetings per

year and serve as ongoing

communications ambassadors.


Director Terry Ryan and

Superintendent Dr. Larry

A. Hewitt will facilitate

the community.

The first meeting is

scheduled for Tuesday,

Oct. 8. The committee is

an administrative one, so

meetings will not be public.

District begins second

phase of math program


District 28 starts its new

school year with the first

phase of its math program

review completed.

Several changes are currently

in place to improve

classroom instruction this

year, while the program

review as a whole continues.

Administrators are

continuing to take a look at

instructional materials and

classroom practices.

During the first phase

of the district’s review, 41

teachers worked alongside

junior high math instructional

specialist Nikki

Penherski, external math

consultant Kristen Clegg

and Northbrook Junior

High Principal Dr. Scott

Meek to update the math

pacing calendars, revise

assessments, prepare communication

for parents and

plan additional methods of

support for students.

District officials also

said 13 professional development

sessions were conducted

for teachers and assistants

over the summer.

According to District

28, additional phase one

changes for grades K-5 include:

• District parents will

receive a latter at the beginning

of each math unit

to communicate the topics

being covered.

• A “home practice” policy

and assignments uniformly


• In addition to an hour

of math instruction, teachers

will utilize “Number

Talks” — a math activity

to develop students’ fluency

with computational


District 28 lists changes

in grades 6-8 as the following:

• Pre-assessments were

created and given at the

start of the school year to

help teachers identify areas

of concern.

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7. Be in hock

8. Christmas wish

9. “City of New Orleans”

singer Guthrie

10. French for nothing

11. Joint with a cap

13. “___ life!”

14. Beef cow

20. “Here ___ Again”

(Whitesnake anthem)

21. What do you have

up your ____?

23. Pond organism

24. Inundate with


25. Blood carrier

26. Archaeological site

28. Gas user

29. “Enough!”

30. Taiwan resident,

for one

31. Jungle climber

33. Figure out

37. ___-American


38. Building demolition


40. “Eureka!”

43. Former Dodger

pitcher, Carl __

47. Legendary Olympian


48. Home improvement


50. Knots

52. Fargo’s state, abbr.

53. Groan

54. First-rate

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Goldin and actress


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59. Pros

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Garden Club continues to

beautify Northbrook community

Chris Pullam

Freelance Reporter

The Northbrook Garden

Club specializes in plants,

but its impact extends far

beyond the flowerbed.

Since 1949, the nonprofit’s

members have awarded

college scholarships to

Glenbrook North graduates,

created habitats for

monarch butterflies, and

provided garden therapy to

nursing home residents.

And true to its name, the

club has beautified — and

oftentimes created — gardens

all over Northbrook,

from memorials at the

Village Green and Coast

Guard Park to plots across

the village’s parks to the

entirety of Rogan Prairie.

“In recognition of the

many contributions to the

community by the Northbrook

Garden Club over

the past 70 years,” Village

President Sandra Frum

recently recognized the

week of Sept. 15 as Northbrook

Garden Club Week

“Garden Club members

are concerned citizens

willing to devote their

time and talents to the

preservation, conservation

and beautification of our

community’s natural treasures,”

read her proclamation.

For Diane Freeman,

president of the Northbrook

Garden Club, her involvement

has allowed her

to benefit the village while

nurturing her passion.

“I joined because I loved

to garden, but I wasn’t an

expert,” she said. “I simply

enjoyed it and wanted to

learn more. I think a lot of

our members are like that.

We have members of all

levels, but that’s OK, because

we have something

for everyone.”

The club’s members take

part in educational programs,

flower shows, garden

walks and workshops

to advance their expertise.

At 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept.

16, for example, the group

will host award-winning

landscape architect Craig

Bergmann at the Northbrook

Public Library to

learn more about the aesthetic

of landscape design.

“Bergmann is arguable

one of the best landscape

architects in Illinois, so it’s

a huge bonus that someone

of that stature will come to

speak to our community,”

Freeman said. “He will

discuss how to combine

nature and design to create

a healthy and beautiful environment.”

The event, like most

organized by the Garden

Club, is open to the public.

Past speakers have included

the likes of Northbrook

resident Stephen Packard,

the founding director of

Audubon Chicago Region

and past director of science

and stewardship at

the Illinois Nature Conservancy.

Programs also go beyond

the basics of gardening,

and can even touch on

subjects as complex as the

relationship between native

plants and local wildlife.

The club also hosts an

annual Perennials Plant

Sale, which encourages

the use of native and

other perennial plants for

home gardens. The sale’s

proceeds fund the club’s

many activities, as well at

its annual scholarship to

a graduating GBN senior

who has shown a demonstrable

interest in gardening,

conservation or the


Thanks to the sale — as

well as partnerships with

the Village of Northbrook,

Northbrook Park District,

and various other local

agencies—the club has

initiated many programs

across the village, including

Let’s Make Northbrook

a Monarch Way Station.

Through the program,

Garden Club members

have given away more

than 700 milkweed saplings

at their plant sale

and other venues. Since

milkweed is the only food

source for monarch caterpillars,

its decline has led

to a significant decline in

the butterfly’s overall population.

Earlier this year, the

club started a new project

— the Northbrook Historic

Peony Preservation Project

— in partnership with

the Village of Northbrook,

Northbrook Park District

and Northbrook Historical


The effort aims to preserve

hundreds of peonies

transplanted by Edward

“Bud” Smith from the

original Northbrook Gardens.

His grandfather,

William F. Christman Sr.,

managed the Northbrook

Gardens from 1928 to

1945 on the former Sky

Harbor Airport site

The preservation project

began with fieldwork toward

the end of May. While

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Faith Briefs

Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook (2095

Landwehr Road)

High Holiday Services

The Prayers are warm,

The melodies are timeless,

the people are friendly,

the children have a program

and everyone feels

at home. You are invited to

High Holiday Services at

Chabad of Northbrook led

by Rabbi Meir Moscowitz,

Rabbi Shua Greenspan and

Cantor Eli Goldman. We

have saved you a seat. Services

conducted in Hebrew

and English, with insights

and explanations into the

prayers. All are welcome.

Membership and tickets

not required. Be sure to

make your reservations at


com. For more information,

call (847) 564-8770 .

Congregation Beth Shalom (3433

Walters Ave)

Great Round Challah Take


Be a part of the Great

Round Challah Take 2 at

Congregation Beth Shalom

on Thursday, Sept. 19

at 6:45–9 p.m. A hands-on

workshop where you will

learn new braiding techniques

and go home with

two oven-ready challot

made from scratch. Cost

is $27 for nonmembers,

RSVP by Sept. 12 by sending

payment to 3433 Walters

Ave, Northbrook, IL,

60062, or calling Lisa at

(847) 498-4100.

Shabbat with a Twist

Join for Shabbat with a

Twist, Sept. 20, Oct. 4 and

Oct. 18 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.


CBS Community Wide


Join at 6 p.m. on Friday,

Sept. 13, for services

with dinner immediately

following. Families with

young children join us at

5:30 p.m. for a nosh before

our family-friendly service

(ages 0-7) and stay for the

community dinner following

services. RSVP for

our community dinner no

later than Sept. 10th to Michael

Garlin at MGarlin@

BethShalomNB.org or call

(847) 498-4100.

Great Round Challah Take


Be a part of the Great

Round Challah Take Two

at Congregation Beth Shalom

for a hands-on workshop

where you will learn

new braiding techniques

and go home with two

oven-ready challot made

from scratch. The cost

is $27 for non-members.

RSVP by Thursday, Sept.

12, by sending payment to

3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook,

IL 60062 or calling

Lisa at (847) 498-4100.

New Year’s Celebration

Come and celebrate the

New Year at Congregation

Beth Shalom’s Family Service

for families with children

up to the age of 7 on

Sept. 30 at 2:30 p.m. The

whole family is welcome

for a fun hour of songs and

stories and to hear the blast

of the Shofar. This service

is open to the entire community

and free of charge.

Enjoy apples and honey on

your way home; our sweet

treat to you.

Rosh Hashanah service

HUGS invites to a Rosh

Hashanah service for families

with special needs at

Congregation Beth Shalom

at 3:30-4:30 p.m. on

Sept. 30. This service is

open to the entire community,

free of charge — all

ages are welcome! For

questions and to RSVP

please, contact Eli at (847)

498-4100 or ecastellano@


Second Day of Rosh

Hashanah services for

children, families and


Join at Congregation

Beth Shalom for Second

Day of Rosh Hashanah

services for children, families

and adults on Oct. 1.

Services begin at 8:30 a.m.

in our Main Sanctuary and

Pre-K-6th grade alternative


begin at 9:30 a.m. All services

are open to the entire

community and free of

charge. For more information,

call (847) 498-4100.

High Holiday Blood Drive

Congregation Beth Shalom

will hold a High Holiday

Blood Drive on Oct.

6, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. To

schedule your appointment

to donate blood,

visit vitalant.org and use

group code NB05 or call

(877) 258-4825. Prepare:

eat well, be hydrated and

bring ID. Give a pint, get

a pint from Culvers. Appointments


walk-ins welcome.

Yom Kippur for Yizkor

Join at Congregation

Beth Shalom as we open

our doors to the community

on Yom Kippur for

Yizkor followed by the

concluding services of the

day Oct. 9 beginning at 3

p.m. This event is open to

the community; no charge.

For more information, call

(847) 498-4100.

Temple Beth-El (3610 Dundee Rd)

High Holiday Children’s


Join on Rosh HaShanah

(Sept. 30) and Yom

Kippur (Oct. 9) from 9 to

10 a.m. for a free Young

Children’s Family Service

designed for children below

third grade and their

parents to introduce them

to themes of the holidays

and provide a meaningful

experience. Service takes

place at Glenbrook South

High School. Please sign

up at bit.ly/tbechildrenservices2019.

Submit information for

the Faith page tom.


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■From ■ open until close

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Village Green Park

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Potato Creek Johnny’s

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City Hall

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Fred’s Garage

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■Every ■ Friday: Fred’s

Garage Fish Fry Fridays

Winnetka Village Hall

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Stormy’s Tavern and Grille

(1735 Orchard Lane)

■Barbecue ■ every Sunday

Tapas Gitana

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■6 ■ p.m. every other

Sunday: Live music


Writers Theatre

(325 Tudor Court)

■Ongoing: ■ Performances

of “Into the Woods”

Watts Ice Center and

Watts Park

■Sunday, ■ Sept. 14:

Great Mud Run

Glencoe Beach

■2 ■ p.m. Saturday, Sept.

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Wilmette Bowling Center

(1901 Schiller Ave.,(847)


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the northbrook tower | September 12, 2019 | 39

Fine Arts Fall returns to Northbrook Public Library

Lineup features wide

array of performers

Submitted Content

Northbrook Public Library’s

27th season of Fine Arts Fall features

a lineup of live musical performances

and events on Sundays

from Sept. 29 through Nov. 24.

The Fine Arts Fall performers

represent an eclectic range

of musical styles and tastes. To

kick off the series, pianist Victor

Asuncion, whose performance

has been hailed by the Washington

Post as “poised and imaginative

playing,” will perform at 3

p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29.

Other musicians in the lineup

have toured internationally and

performed at prestigious concert


Cosponsored by the Friends

of the Library, the fall series attracts

a large number of program

proposals from artists, said Classical

Music Librarian and series

organizer Madison Carroll, who,

as part of the lineup, will present

a clarinet performance of selected

chamber music.

New performers include Roberta

Miles, a vocalist who will

perform jazz music, and the Zafa

Collective, a group that performs

pieces by underrepresented composers.

The Fine Arts Fall program

took off 27 years ago after some

library staff members noticed

many of the library’s patrons attended

Ravinia’s concerts in the

summers. Throughout the decades,

the library’s Fine Arts Fall

series has continued to strengthen

its engagement with patrons and

offer high-quality music education

and entertainment.

For more information about the

Fine Arts Fall series, visit www.

northbrook.info/fine-arts-fall or

contact the Fiction and Media department

at (847) 272-6224.

Pianist Victor Asuncion kicks off the 27th season of the Northbrook Public Library’s Fine Arts Fall,

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It is an honor forme, my family and the United

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to the dedicated staff, volunteers and the children

who participate in the YMCA programs.

Jim Otis, original NSYMCA building architect; Howard Schultz President/CEO; Don Basler

“I can countonone handthe number of heroes Ihaveknown in my

life, and Don Basler is one of them,” said Howard Schultz,NSYMCA

President/CEO. “When the Ywas facing potential terminationin

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Rev. Chris Gustafson named

new pastor at Catholic

Community of Northbrook


22ND CENTURY MEDIA is looking


and PHOTOGRAPHERS to cover events,

meetings and sports in the area.

Submitted Content

St. Norbert and Our

Lady of the Brook Parish,

also known as the Catholic

Community of Northbrook,

announced the

placement of a new pastor

last month.

The parish welcomed

Rev. Chris Gustafson,

along with his boxer, Blue.

He replaces Rev. Bob

Heinz, who completed

his term of 12 years at the


Gustafson grew up on

the southwest side of

Chicago, one of seven

children, who is now an

uncle to 15 nieces and

nephews. He is a graduate

of the University of

Notre Dame, Chicago-

Kent College of Law and

the University of St. Mary

of the Lake (Mundelein


In his 24 years of priesthood,

he has served at

Sacred Heart Parish,

Winnetka; St. Christina

Parish, Mt. Greenwood;

Church of St. Mary, Lake

Forest; and most recently

at Our Lady of Ransom

Parish, Niles.

On Sept. 11, Gustafson

offered some words of reflection

on “Our Shared

Mission as Disciples of


St. Norbert and Our

Lady of the Brook

Parish, also known as

the Catholic Community

of Northbrook, recently

welcomed Rev. Chris

Gustafson as its new

pastor. Photo Submitted


From Page 37

colorful varieties and “extravagant”


“We went over there and

started weed-whacking the

other vegetation to find all

the peonies amongst the

weeds,” Freeman said. “We

really worked hard, but

that’s exactly what we like

Join us at...


Rabbi Jonathan Ginsberg with Cantorial Soloist Paula Drues

B’nai Chai High Holidays in Deerfield 5780/2019

Rosh Hashanah

Sunday September 29th, 8pm and

Monday September 30th at 10am

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre Tuesday October 8th at 7:30pm

Yom Kippur Wednesday October 9th at 10:00am

Yizkor Wednesday October 9th at 4:00pm

to do.”

Freeman credited another

member, Susan Mc-

Faul, a longtime Northbrook

resident, with

leading the charge on the

project, saying “her hard

work really brought this

project to fruition.”

Eventually, the peonies

will be distributed

to multiple organizations

— including the Village

of Northbrook, the Northbrook

Park District and

the Northbrook Public Library

— to help beautify

their grounds.

For more information

about the Northbrook

Garden Club, including

the upcoming events

schedule, visit NorthbrookGardenClub.org.

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Learning outside

the classroom

NBJH students spend afternoon at

Techny Prairie Park and Fields

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Seventh-grade students

spent a half-day at the

Techny Prairie on Aug. 30

analyzing pond and river

water quality, looking for

invertebrates in river water,

restoring the prairie

by pulling out invasive

species and discussing


The ecology day maximizes

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Arepie brings flavors of Venezuela to downtown Glencoe

Eric DeGrechie

Managing Editor

Glencoe residents

Mitchell Estrada and Maria

Jose Guerra Garcia are

a passionate couple.

Whether they’re talking

about food, the North

Shore or their home country

of Venezuela, the husband-and-wife

team light

up with energy and enthusiasm.

That’s why it should be

no surprise that their joint

venture, Arepie, in partnership

with Glencoe’s

Tudor Wine Bar, is off to

a rousing start.

“It gives me goosebumps

to bring Venezuelan

food here to Glencoe,”

Estrada said during

a recent interview with

22nd Century Media at

338 Tudor Court. “We’re

proud to let people know

about this culture we’re

not ready to let go of.”

Arepie, which opened

Labor Day weekend,

serves food out of Tudor

Wine Bar on Saturday,

Sunday and Monday

mornings. Estrada, a

longtime friend of owner

Jason Walsh, discovered

the potential for a successful

business endeavor

over some Little League


“My son was playing

and I asked my wife

[Garcia] if she would

make breakfast for the

kids because it was an

all-day tournament,” Estrada

said. “We filled up a

whole cooler and went to

the park. Within 20 minutes,

the food was gone.”

Parents started asking

the couple where they

could get more of these

little sandwiches, known

as arepas, and a culinary

idea was hatched.

“The village needs more

options. I think we’ve had

the same options for a decade,”

said Walsh, who

opened Tudor Wine Bar

four years ago. “I like that

this is not a cookie-cutter

operation. I’m not sure

many people have heard

of arepas, but then I tried

them and wow.”

The concept of arepas

comes from different indigenous

peoples in South

America. They are often

a staple in the diets of

natives of Colombia and


Made from ground

maize dough, arepas are

served at breakfast and

dinner with different fillings

like cheeses, meats,

poultry, fish and vegetables.

At Arepie, arepas ($7)


Lo ving Memory

Victor R. Fernitz

Victor R. Fernitz, 88, a 58-year resident of Northbrook, passed away August 14th

shortly after suffering a stroke.

Vic was the loving husband of the late Mary Frances (nee Reddington) and devoted

father of Alison (Gary) Pearson, Jeanine (Steve) Elsberg, David (Louise), Daniel

(Kathy), Carol (Dave) Salb, Regina (Alberto) Ruocco, and John (Maria). He was the

adored Papa of his 17 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Vic was born in Chicago, January 20, 1931, to the late Victor R. Fernitz, Sr. and

Theresa Veneny, graduated Lane Technical College Prep High School in 1948

and married Mary Frances in 1952. Vic joined Combined Insurance Company

of America (now AON) upon graduating high school. He was a dedicated, loyal

employee for 44 years, achieved great success, and made many lifelong friends during

his tenure at CICA. Upon retirement, he donated his time, energy and knowledge

volunteering as a Member and Board Member for the Northbrook and Lincolnshire

Rotaries, and as a Board Member for Shore Community Services in Skokie.

Visitation will be held Saturday, November 2nd at St. Norbert Catholic Church,

1809 Walters Ave., Northbrook, from 9:00AM until time of mass at 10:00AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to

Shore Community Services, Inc., Administration Center,

8350 Laramie Ave., Skokie, IL 60077;

www.shoreservices.org or National MS Society,

P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163;


Arepie (at Tudor Wine


338 Tudor Court,


(773) 910-5477

5-10 a.m. Monday

7-11 a.m. Saturday

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday


The cheese with avocado arepa ($7) is one of four

arepa dishes offered by Arepie, which opened Labor

Day weekend in Glencoe. Photos by Peter Kaspari/22nd

Century Media

In addition to arepas, Arepie also serves pan de jamon.

The variety pictured contains olives.

include carne merchada

(Venezuelan shredded

beef); ham, egg and

cheese; ham and cheese;

and cheese with avocado.

Garcia, a master pastry

chef, wanted to take the

idea of an arepa a step

further and created the arepie,

a hand-held, customcrafted

delicacy. She compares

the creation to a pan

de jamon, a Venezuelan

Christmas bread, but an

arepie is smaller.

“I’ve been cooking all

of my life. I love cooking

and in Venezuela, there

are many options,” Garcia

said. “For me, cooking is

love. With cooking, you

can celebrate with family

and friends in a very social


Nutrition is important

to Garcia as many of her

creations are gluten free.

Arepie also sources locally

and its menu is dotted

with items named after

area connections.

The El Venezolano

($8) is made with sweet

honey baked ham, bacon,

green olives and raisins.

The Bluff ($8) is filled

with ham, bacon or both.

The Popeye ($8) is spinach

and ricotta cheese.

The Drive ($8) is chicken

and the Lake Ave. ($8)

is cheese. All arepies are

served with complimentary

coffee. Fresh juice

is also available for purchase.

“A lot of the feedback

we’ve received from customers

is that they like the

texture and the crispiness

of the arepas,” Estrada

said. “They like the mixture

between the salt and

the sweet.”

Arepie has become

a popular destination

for vegetarians with the

cheese and avocado arepas

being the biggest seller.

An avocado-based

sauce made in-house has

been so well received

that Estrada joked people

“drink it right out of the


According to Garcia,

shops selling arepas in

Venezuela are as common

as Starbucks in the United


Catering is available at

Arepie and the eatery is

also doing well with pickup


“We do get a lot of

comments about our price

point being where it needs

to be. The most expensive

dish is $8,” Estrada said.

There is talk of expanding

hours beyond mornings

and Walsh thinks Arepie

could provide a solid

destination for nearby

Writers Theatre customers.

“Let’s face it, most of

the options in town are expensive

for dining,” Walsh

said. “This is a great option

with a glass of wine

and a quick meal.”

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Liza Shakhlevich

Shakhlevich is a senior on

the Glenbrook North girls

tennis team.

When and why did

you start playing


I started playing 10

years ago because my parents

played a lot throughout

their lives, so they got

me into it as a family sport.

I started playing it and I

loved it.

What do you like most

about the sport?

It’s a really good stress

reliever. It’s a really nice

sport to play because I’m

100 percent a singles player,

I can’t do doubles, so

it’s a good way to get out

of my head.”

Do you have any

superstitions before a


I used to hit my racket

on the back of my leg.

What is your favorite

sports moment?

It was one of our invites

that we had, I came up to

play with the varsity team

while I was still on junior

varsity and I won the tournament.

No one really expected

me to win a single

game. After that, I got

back into my game.

What is one thing

people don’t know

about you?

As I’m told, I have a

point-blank poker face

on the court. If I’m really

mad, no one’s going

to know whether I’m upset

or happy, I just have a

straight face.

If you could be any

superhero, which

superpower would you


Teleporting because you

can go anywhere.

What would you do if

you won the lottery?

Probably save that money

for the rest of my life.

Michal Dwojak/22nd Century Media

If you could play any

other sport, which

would you play?

I would play soccer. I

used to play as a kid, I

never took classes for it. I

was a volleyball player but

it’s the same season.

What is one thing on

your bucket list?

I want to go to Ibiza.

If you could be any

animal, which would

you be?

I would be a dolphin

because they’re the happiest

and nicest animals out


Interview by Sports Editor

Michal Dwojak

This Week In ...




■Sept. ■ 13 - at Wheeling,

7 p.m.


■Sept. ■ 17 - hosts Maine

South, 6 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 19 - hosts Evanston,

6 p.m.


■Sept. ■ 12 - hosts Maine

South, 4 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 14 - at Antioch

Invite, 8:30 a.m.

■Sept. ■ 16 - at Lake Forest

Quad, 4 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 17 - at New Trier,

4 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 19 - hosts Evanston,

4 p.m.


■Sept. ■ 17 - at Niles

West, 4 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 19 - at Loyola

Academy, 4 p.m.


■Sept. ■ 12 - hosts Evanston,

4:30 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 14 - at Fremd

Invite, 8:30 a.m.

■Sept. ■ 16 - hosts Buffalo

Grove, 4:30 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 17 - hosts Highland

Park, 4:30 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 19 - at New Trier,

4:30 p.m.


Central Suburban League South Division

Glenbrook North 2-0 overall, 0-0


Evanston 1-1, 0-0

New Trier 1-1, 0-0

Glenbrook South 0-2, 0-0

Maine South 0-2, 0-0

Niles West 0-2, 0-0

CSL North Division

Deerfield 2-0, 0-0


2019 Standings


■Sept. ■ 12 - at Maine

East, 7 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 14 - hosts Wauconda,

2 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 17 - at Niles

West, 6:30 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 19 - at New Trier,

7 p.m.


■Sept. ■ 13 - at Lyons Diving

Invite, 5:30 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 14 - at Lyons

Invite, 9 a.m.


■Sept. ■ 14 - at Lake Park

Invite, 8:30 a.m.


■Sept. ■ 14 - at Lake Park

Invite, 8:30 a.m.

Maine West 2-0, 0-0

Niles North 2-0, 0-0

Vernon Hills 2-0, 0-0

Highland Park 1-1, 0-0

Maine East 0-2, 0-0

CCL/ESCC Blue Division

Brother Rice 2-0, 0-0

Mount Carmel 2-0, 0-0

Marist 2-0, 0-0

Loyola Academy, 1-1, 0-0



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The Varsity: North Shore Podcast

Guys recap second week of football

Staff Report


From Page 54

row, putting the Spartans

in Saint Patrick territory.

Buckner then completed

an 18-yard pass to tight end

Drayton Charlton-Perrin.

The Spartans finished

their first touchdown drive

of the game with a 1-yard

quarterback keeper from

Bucker, giving North a

10-7 lead.

The teams next traded

unsuccessful drives, each

going three-and-out.

Saint Patrick started its

next drive at North’s 36-

yard line and capitalized on

the good field position by

scoring on just three plays.

The Shamrocks offense

lost yards on a pair of runs

to start the drive but produced

a 39-yard score on

third-and-13, giving them a

13-10 lead.

North closed out the first

half with a six-play scoring

drive that was capped off

by an 8-yard touchdown

run from senior Mike Ciss,

giving the Spartans a 16-13

halftime lead.

The drive was spearheaded

by a pair of Buckner-Koulogeorge


in the passing game.

GBN started the second

In this week’s episode of

The Varsity: North Shore,

the only podcast focused

on North Shore sports,

hosts Michal Dwojak,

Nick Frazier and Michael

Wojtychiw recap the second

week of football. They

recap each of the area

team’s games, are joined

by Glenbrook North head

football coach Matt Purdy,

play Way/No Way, preview

next week’s action

and talk some field hockey

to finish the episode.

First Quarter

The three recap the second

week of action.

Second Quarter

Spartans coach Purdy

joins the guys to talk

about the second game

against St. Patrick.

Third Quarter

half with a five-minute,

eight-play drive that ended

with a 29-yard field goal

from Cosentino.

The Shamrocks appeared

to have the makings of

scoring drive of their own

— but senior Ben Foster

intercepted a pass on the

eighth play of the drive to

end the threat.

The Spartans next produced

an explosive sevenplay,

68-yard touchdown

drive to give them their

biggest lead of the game.

A 41-yard gain from

Ciss on a screen pass from

Buckner set the Spartans

up inside Saint Patrick’s

territory. Buckner finished

the drive with his second

1-yard touchdown run of

the game.

Buckner then found a

wide-open Charlton-Perrin

in the end zone for a

2-point conversion, giving

the Spartans a 27-13 lead.

A late interception by

Nick Ullrich sealed GBN’s


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The guys move on to

Way/No Way, where they

make some predictions

with girls tennis.

Fourth Quarter

With week three next,

the three preview and

Buckner continues to


Dylan Buckner entered

the 2019 season with the

hope of adding more elements

to his game.

The second-year Glenbrook

North quarterback

saw his hope once again

come to fruition during the

team’s Week 2 game.

Buckner displayed his

dual-threat ability under

center, passing for 253

yards and running for 33

rushing yards. Buckner ran

the ball nine times during

the game, two of which resulted

in touchdowns. The

junior quarterback already

has three rushing touchdowns

this season.

“Being able to run is really

important because I

think it just adds another

thing that the defense has to

prepared for every week,”

Buckner said. “Last year,

I didn’t really have that

aspect to my game. So this

offseason, I really worked

on it. I’m just happy the

work came to fruition.”

Ciss delivers another big


Spartans fans held their

breath when a low hit

from a Shamrock defender

forced Mike Ciss to the

sideline during North’s first

drive of the game.

But Ciss needed just a

few plays off, later returning

to help the Spartans finish

the scoring drive.

Ciss put forward another

make some predictions on

the next set of games.


Our hosts go to overtime

and talk about the

start of the field hockey


huge night for the Spartans,

finishing the game with

122 rushing yards and 41

receiving yards. His 8-yard

touchdown run in the third

gave the Spartans a lead

they did not relinquish.

“He was tremendous tonight,”

Purdy said. “He just

runs the ball so hard. He

sees the holes well, he’s a

really good pass protector

and he’s another great kid

to be around.”

Looking ahead

The Spartans (2-0) will

head on the road again in

Week 3 for a matchup with

the Wheeling Wildcats (0-


“It’s all about consistency,”

Purdy said of the

team’s preparations for the

game. “(It’s about) how can

we continue to build upon

the stuff that we have in

and what else do we look

at on either side of the

ball that makes us a better

football team. If we can be

consistent, and continue

to eliminate the mistakes,

then we became an excellent

football team.”

The game is scheduled

for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept.

13, at Wheeling.


From Page 55

ranks. His swimming career

took him to different

places, but the North

Shore was his home for

the most part for the

past 18 years. He started

coaching with the Northwestern

University NASA

swim club and worked as

a volunteer for the Wildcats

swimming program

in 2000. Schroeder moved

on to the New Trier swim

club in 2002 before he

became the coach at the

University of Maryland.

He returned back to the

North Shore and became

the head coach at Northwestern

after a few years

in the East Coast.

But Schroeder hasn’t

coached women athletes

since his time at Maryland

and admitted there

are some differences in

coaching styles between

the different genders. He’s

noticed the girls are not

as aggressive and wants

to instill that competitive

nature into his new program.

He’s more patient

with the girls team and noticed

they respond better

to conditioning well rather

than sprint training that

he noticed works when he

coaches the boys program.

While coaching hasn’t

drastically changed in the

decade since Schroeder

coached women athletes,

he admits there’s been an

evolution in coaching.

There’s a bigger emphasis

on quality instead of quantity

now, which is different

from when he last coached

this group in 2008.

While there are some

difference, the goals he

has remains the same, no

matter the program.

“I want our girls to

be competitive week-in

and week-out so hopefully

they experience improvement


the course of the season,”

Schroeder said.

Schroeder is still trying

to learn more about

his swimmers and divers

but he has some goals laid

out for the Spartans. Both

Nya Robinson and Kamila

Nowak barely missed

qualifying for state last

season, so the new head

coach is looking forward

to the challenge of helping

them reach state. He

also think his 200-medley

relay team will also have

a chance to qualify for

state with different strong

swimmers battling for a

spot on the team.

The Spartans will also

need to adjust to the

school’s shift to the Central

Suburban League

South division. North

swimmers and coaches

know that it’ll be a challenge

this season, but

Schroeder want his team

to respond instead of giving

in before the first races


“I need our girls to

compete and not give

them the meet before we

start the meet,” Schroeder

said. “Swimming against

better people can give us

the best in you. I just need

to get the girls to buy into


Schroeder is still trying

to get his feet under him,

adjusting to coaching a

new program while also

teaching for the first time.

He knows it’ll take some

time to get the program

to the level that he wants,

but he’s encouraged by

the progress the Spartans

have taken and the progress

they’ll take.

“We’re a little less deep

and not as quite at talented

as the boys were last year,”

Schroeder said. “My hope

is to get a couple of girls

to assume those roles and

they take charge. They’re

the ones we can count on

at each meet and be our

go-to people the next few


50 | September 12, 2019 | The Northbrook tower sports


Shots of the Week

Checking out the top Northbrook sports photos

Quinn Sybert tackles a Saint Patrick player.

Glenbrook North’s Matt Karis celebrates a sack during GBN’s 27-13 win over Saint Patrick High School. Photos by

Carlos Alvarez/22nd Century Media

Glenbrook North girls tennis player Liza Shakhlevich

returns a ball against a Libertyville player on Sept. 4 in

Northbrook. Photos by Michal Dwojak/22nd Century Media

Maya Kononets returns a ball in her No. 3 singles match.

North senior Andrew Koulogeorge protects the ball as he takes a hit from a Saint Patrick defender after a reception.

Lara Pick returns a ball in her No. 1 doubles match.

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Girls Tennis

North players ready to find perfect rotation

Michal Dwojak, Sports Editor

Peggy Holecek and her

Glenbrook North players

will do a lot of learning

this season.

The Spartans have a

lot of new faces on the

varsity squad with three

seniors on this season’s

team, leading the head

coach to enter a season

with more learning curves

than in the past.

But the head coach is

looking forward to the

challenge of a new roster

and helping them develop

into a strong players for

not only this season, but

also the near future.

“I think every time they

go on the court, they get

stronger and they learn

more about competing,”

Holecek said. “I know

a lot of them are new to

varsity so a lot of this

is a transition for them

and it’s a transition year.

They’re playing with different

people and learning

to compete at the varsity

level, which is hard.”

One of the major differences

between an experienced

roster and a new

one is how Holecek and

her coaching staff handles

practices. With an experienced

squad, a lot of

players returned to their

starting spots and worked

on drills and strategy

for matches. With a new

lineup, the Spartans go

through different lineups,

trying to find the right


Holecek noted this mixing

and matching could

take place all the way

into the conference invite.

She’ll likely know her top

pairings heading into conference

matches, but the

lineup could be fluid all

2019 Spartans Schedule

Sept. 12 - hosts Evanston, 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 14 - at Fremd Invite, 8:30 a.m.

Sept. 16 - hosts Buffalo Grove, 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 17 - hosts Highland Park, 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 19 - at New Trier, 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 21 - at Power 8 Invite, 8:30 a.m.

Sept. 24 - hosts Glenbrook South, 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 26 - at Niles West, 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 28 - at Prospect Invite, 8 a.m.

Oct. 2 - at Lake Forest, 4:30 p.m.

Oct. 3 - hosts Fremd, 4:30 p.m.

Oct. 11 - at CSL Conference Invite, 3 p.m.

Oct. 12 - at CSL Conference Invite, 8 a.m.

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from the Spartans’

home dual on Sept. 4,

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the way until the end.

Senior captain Lara

Pick has already noticed

the amount of changes

the Spartans have gone

through just a few matches

into the season, but sees

the benefits for a young


“It’s been interesting,

especially considering

how our lineup has been

changed so often from

the very first meet, to

the weekend to our first

home match,” Pick said.

“It’s a new group of girls

because a lot of seniors

graduated but we’re doing

a pretty good job so


Part of the challenge

the Spartans will experience

other than finding

the right rotation will also

be adjusting to a new conference

division. North

moved from the Central

Suburban League North

to the South starting this

school year, forcing the

school to play members

of the South more than the

team had in the past.

Holecek knows the

challenges of playing in

a tough division like the

South where New Trier

has dominated the conference

for a long time. For

the head coach, switching

sides doesn’t change

much since she knows

both sides of the conference

are tough.

“It’s challenging,” Holecek

said. “It’s here to

stay and all we can do is

work toward being a better

team and competing

harder. I know regardless

of what side of the conference

we’re on, we’re going

to work hard.”

The head coach and her

team will continue to find

the right rotation as they

move through the season.

While winning is the priority

of every coach and

player, the Spartans know

that signs of progress can

go a long way.

“I’m looking forward

to them becoming more

confident on the court

and realizing how good

they can be and how well

they can perform,” Holecek

said. “We’ve seen

Glenbrook North girls tennis player Ellie Peskin returns a ball against a Libertyville

player on Sept. 4 in Northbrook. Photos by Michal Dwojak/22nd Century Media

Above: Maya Kononets

returns a volley.

RIGHT: Nikki Baerson

chases a ball in her

doubles match.

that a little bit and I’m

excited for the doubles

teams to gel and for us to

feel more confident when

we take the course for a


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Northbrook Hockey holds event to

help need-based hockey families

Michal Dwojak, Sports Editor

Chance played a role

in Jim Cloud becoming

involved with Northbrook

Hockey’s 15th Annual

Northbrook Hockey

Scholarship Classic.

The avid golfer

couldn’t pass up an opportunity

to golf another

round last October and

didn’t know much about

the event when he decided

to join the group

for a chilly round of golf.

What he didn’t expect he


would become a part of

the hockey organization’s

annual way of keeping

hockey in the lives of

those who can’t afford

the sport. Now, before the

2019 version of the event,

Cloud put him organizing

skills to use as he’s

helped prepare the event

for something he believes

is important.

“Hockey is not inexpensive

to play between

the fees and the equipment

and the travel,”

Cloud said. “There are

people in the are who

need a little help.”

This year’s version of

the event will take place

Sept. 20 at Sportsman’s

Country Club with lunch,

contests and an auction

set to take place for a fun

day. There are different

prizes that contestants

can win, but at the end of

the day, Cloud and rest of

the Northbrook Hockey

organization know the

fun will be worth the benefits

of the Friday.

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will go to need-based

families who need help to

continue playing hockey.

There are over 250 skaters

involved with the

organization and while

the amount of families

who are impacted by the

money raised changes

each year based on the

total raised, the results

remain the same for Brad

Walker, president of the

Northbrook Bluehawks,

who’s been involved with

the event for as long as he

could remember.

“It’s great,” Walker

said of the event. “Kids

go down the ice and fall

in love with the sport and

maybe the expense can’t

match up with what’s going

on in their personal

lives. To be able to help

them continue to love the

sport and hang out with

their friends, it’s means

a ton to the Northbrook

hockey league, to the

families and the kids that

are able to continue it.”

Registration starts at

11:45 a.m. for the fourperson

scramble where

the entry fee will be $100

per person. The shotgun

contest will start at 12:45

p.m. An auction will follow

the golf starting at

approximately 5:15 p.m.

This year’s auction includes

a different variety

of prizes, including

a 2016 Heisman football,

suite for a Chicago

Wolves hockey game,

golf foursome at Sunset

Ridge Country Club, Chicago

Cubs Jon Lester’s

baseball glove, a suite for

two for a Chicago Blackhawks

game, a “Day as

a Page” with State Representative

John Carroll

in Springfield, four

Northbrook and North Shore area golfers will get a

chance to support members of the Northbrook Hockey

community with their annual golf outing and auction.

Photo submitted

Cubs tickets for a game

in 2020, a signed Lester

baseball, Greg Maddux

and Dick Butkus autographs

for more.

Those interested in

more information of the

event can visit northbrookbluehawks.org/golf

and reach cloud at jimcloud46@gmail.com


(616) 822-3553.

While Cloud has enjoyed

the process of organizing

the event, the benefits

outweigh everything

else. What started as a

way to get out for another

round of golf turned into

an important day for not

only the families Northbrook

Hockey will be

helping, but also all those

who have helped out to

make all of those dreams

a reality.

“It’s huge,” Cloud said.

“This is an area that typically

you would think

people could afford this

easily but there are families

through divorce, loss

of job can’t afford it. The

demand is there.”

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Charlton-Perrin does it all in Week 2 win

Martin Carlino, Editor

Drayton Charlton-Perrin’s

2019 season already

has a different feel to it.

After a 2018 season in

which he played mostly

offense, the Glenbrook

North junior is making his

presence felt on both sides

of the ball this year.

Charlton-Perrin showcased

his all-around talent

during North’s 27-13 win

over Saint Patrick High

School on Saturday, Sept.

7, in River Grove.

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound

Spartan produced what

GBN head coach Matt

Purdy called “the best

game of his career.”

“He’s fun to watch,”

Purdy said. “He’s a kid

that I think more and more

colleges are going to start

to look at and realize how

good of a football player

he is.”

Charlton-Perrin was a

key part of North’s offense

all night long, catching

five receptions for a total

of 60 receiving yards.

Charlton-Perrin and GBN

quarterback Dylan Buckner

connected on several

crucial third-down conversions.

“He had some clutch

catches,” Purdy said.

“We’re doing a ton with

him. We’re throwing the

ball to him on the edge,

we’re motioning him in

the backfield and we’re

working him North and


A highlight of Charlton-

Perrin’s night on offense

came in the fourth quarter

when he made a diving

catch on a pass from

Buckner to secure a successful

2-point conversion


“I was really excited

when they called that

play,” Charlton-Perrin

said. “I basically faked

a block at the start of the

play for a couple of seconds

to get the defense not

even looking at me, then

I just ran to the other side

and I saw Dylan put that

ball up and I saw it going

to the ground and there

was no way I was letting

that one hit, so I made sure

to dive for that one.”

He later caught a crucial

Glenbrook North’s Drayton Charlton-Perrin shakes off

a would-be Saint Patrick tackler during North’s 27-13

Week 2 win. Carlos Alvarez/22nd Century Media

pass from Buckner that

converted a third-and-long

situation for the Spartans.

Charlton-Perrin also

played a majority of the

team’s defensive snaps at

linebacker, finishing the

game with a team-leading

eight tackles.

Purdy said having

Charlton-Perrin at linebacker

allows GBN to

fully utilize his size, speed

and sound tackling talent.

Purdy described his style

on defense as a talented,

smart player who “goes

hard all the time.”

Although Charlton-

Perrin is proud of what he

accomplished in 2018, he

knows his game can reach

a new level this season.

He said playing both

sides of the ball is something

he considers valuable

growth to his overall

game. To make sure he was

prepared for the increased

snap count this season, he

worked all offseason on

increasing his endurance

and overall strength.

“I did a lot to get into

shape last offseason, so

I’m excited to be able to

help on both sides of the

ball this season,” he said.


GBN’s new-look defensive line turning up the pressure

Martin Carlino, Editor

Glenbrook North’s defensive

line prides itself on

causing havoc in the opposing

team’s backfield.

Through the team’s first

two games of the season,

the Spartans’ defensive

line is making sure opposing

offenses feel its presence.

North pass-rushers were

again a force during the

team’s 27-13 win over

Saint Patrick High School

on Saturday, Sept. 7.

GBN rushers sacked the

Shamrocks quarterback on

two key third-down plays,

causing early ends to

drives. North’s defensive

line was also in the face

of St. Patrick’s running

game all night, limiting

Shamrocks’ running backs

to under 50 rushing yards.

The defense as a whole allowed

just 204 yards of offense

all night.

The defensive line,

comprised predominantly

of Alex Borczyk, Miles

Thompson, Matt Karis and

Louis Schaller, features a

rare combination of speed,

size, power and technique.

“Our defensive line

just continues to grow,”

GBN head coach Matt

Purdy said. “You think

about what’s out there, we

have two very good speed

rushers (in Borczyk and

Thompson), then we have

a little fire plug in the middle

with Karis, and then

we rotate in some guys in


“I’m super proud of

Miles Thompson brings down a Saint Patrick running

back Saturday, Sept. 7, in River Grove. Carlos

Alvarez/22nd Century Media

what they are doing.

They’re disciplined, they

cause pressure and they

are great kids to coach.”

Alex Borczyk is an explosive

pass-rusher who in

2018 broke the program’s

single-season sack record.

The senior leader is continuing

to demonstrate his

ability to be a disruptive

force, but is seeing increased

attention from opposing

offensive lines.

Sending additional attention

to Borczyk has allowed

the rest of the unit to

thrive thus far, particularly

Thompson and Karis.

Each of the two linemen

had Week 2 sacks, with

Thompson delivering a

huge third-down sack that

cost Saint Patrick 23 yards.

Purdy described Thompson

as a “freak athlete”

with top-notch speed and


An early-season concussion

cost Thompson all

of 2018. Now the senior

edge-rusher is ready to


take on a leadership role

on the defensive side of

the ball.

Karis, a sophomore who

is making his mark on the

line’s interior, is developing

into one of the program’s

most promising

young talents.

“He’s just so great in

tight space,” Purdy said.

“This kid is going to be a

really good inside player.

He’s tough to block because

he plays with leverage.

And he’s freaky


The unit is starting 2019

with great play, but the

members of the line still

think there’s more to come.

“I think we can accomplish

great things,” Thompson

said. “We may not be

the biggest team, we might

not have the most people,

but we all are fighters. We

all fight. We’re working on

fixing our little mistakes,

and if we do that, we’re going

to shut people down.”

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GBN football tops

Saint Patrick behind

balanced performance

Martin Carlino, Editor

Matt Purdy entered

Glenbrook North’s second

game of the season with a

sense of uneasiness.

The first-year head coach

wondered how the Spartans

would respond to an unusual

Saturday night road test

against a hard-hitting Saint

Patrick team.

Any thoughts of discomfort

Purdy had were put to

rest moments after his team

took the field.

The Spartans responded

to the task at hand with a

27-13 win over the Shamrocks

on Saturday, Sept. 7,

at Triton College in River


“I was worried to death

about the road game, just

because it’s a Saturday

night and it’s a different

feel,” Purdy said. “I was

worried about that change

in schedule.

“I sat outside as our guys

were walking in tonight

and I watched their faces.

You knew that we were

ready to play football. (After

that) there was no concern.

It was a business-like

environment and I knew

that we were ready to play.”

North earned its second

straight win of the young

season by delivering a balanced

Week 2 performance

on both sides of the ball.

After falling behind

in the second quarter,

the Spartans shut out the

Shamrocks for the reminder

of the game.

“We came in this week

and we knew that we were

Glenbrook North quarterback Dylan Buckner looks

for an opening Saturday, Sept. 7, during GBN’s 27-13

win over Saint Patrick High School. Photos by Carlos

Alvarez/22nd Century Media

Glenbrook North versus Saint Patrick

1 2 3 4 F

GBN 10 6 3 8 27

SPHS 7 6 0 0 13

Top Performers

1. Drayton Charlton-Perrin, TE/LB — five receptions, 60

receiving yards, eight tackles, 2-point conversion


2. Dylan Bucker, QB — 253 passing yards, two rushing


3. Mike Ciss, RB — 122 rushing yards, 41 receiving yards

going to play a very physical

football team,” Purdy

said. “We emphasized being

physical and responding

to what they do. (Saint

Patrick) came out and

punched us in the face a

little bit and we responded

on both sides of the ball.”

How it happened

GBN’s defense forced

Saint Patrick’s offense to

go three-and-out on the

game’s first possession.

North opened the game’s

scoring with a 25-yard field

goal from Michael Cosentino,

after starting its first


drive started at the Shamrocks’

48-yard line.

After a failed onside

kick attempt from the Spartans,

St. Patrick scored on

its first play via a 47-yard

touchdown pass.

GBN senior Andrew

Koulogeorge gave the

Spartans good starting field

position for their next drive

after he returned the ball to

their own 40-yard line.

Junior quarterback

Dylan Buckner then started

the drive with a 25-yard

completion to Avery Bu-

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Girls Swimming and Diving


Schroeder prepared for new challenge with Spartans

michal dwojak/22nd

century mieda


Athletes of the


1. Nikki Baerson

(Above) and

Lara Pick The

Glenbrook North

girls tennis No.

1 doubles pair

won their match

against Libertyville

on Sept. 4.

2. Northbrook

Hockey The

organization will

raise money to

help need-based

families keep

hockey in their

lives in a day of

golf and auctions

on Sept. 20.

3. Drayton Charlton-

Perrin North’s

football player

finished with 60

receiving yards,

eight tackles and

converted on a

2-point conversion

in his team’s

win on Saturday,

Sept. 7 against St


Michal Dwojak, Sports Editor

Everything is finally

going according to plan

for Jarod Schroeder.

The Glenbrook North

head coach enters this

season as the new leader

of the program after Robin

Walker’s retirement,

though he took a detour

before taking over. Schroeder

approached GBN

athletic director John Catalano

during the summer

of 2018 having entered

the teaching world, looking

for a new position.

With Walker’s pending

retirement, the new head

coach reached out to Catalano

whether he wanted to

talk about the upcoming


The two agreed they

would wait before deciding

but the Spartans boys

swimming and diving

Game of the Week:

• New Trier (1-1) at Barrington (1-1)

Other matchups:

• Highland Park (1-1) at Buffalo Grove (0-2)

• Glenbrook South (0-2) at Conant (2-0)

• Glenbrook North (2-0) at Wheeling (0-2)

• Lake Forest (1-1) at Mundelein (1-1)

• St. Rita (1-1) at Loyola (1-1)

• Maine South (0-2) at Fremd (1-1)

2019 Spartans Schedule

Sept. 13 - at Lyons Invite Diving, 5:30 p.m.

Sept. 14 - at Lyons Invite, 9 a.m.

Sept. 20 - at Deerfield, 5 p.m.

Sept. 21 - hosts GBN Sprint Classic, 9 a.m.

Sept. 27 - hosts New Trier, 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 2 - at Evanston, 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 11 - at Niles West, 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 12 - at Glenbrook South Diving Invite, 9 a.m.

Oct. 12 - at St. Charles North Invite, 10 a.m.

Oct. 17 - hosts Glenbrook South, 5 p.m.

Oct. 19 - at Evanston Diving Invite, 10:30 a.m.

Oct. 19 - at New Trier Relays, Noon

Oct. 25 - at Maine South, 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 1 - hosts CSL Crossover, 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 9 - hosts CSL Conference Invite, 8 a.m.

program needed a new

head coach after the sudden

resignation of the former

coach in September.

Schroeder took over and

helped lead the Spartans

to a successful season.

Catalano approached




• Barrington 21, New Trier 10.

Broncos stuff NT’s run game to

keep them at bay.

• Highland Park

• Conant

• Glenbrook North

• Lake Forest

• Loyola

• Maine South


Schroeder after and asked

him if he wanted to take

over the girls program.

Now the new head

coach is excited for the

challenge of coaching

girls again after a long

break while also learning


Contributing Sports Editor

• Barrington 24, New Trier 16. The

Trevians’ difficult start to the season


• Highland Park

• Conant

• Glenbrook North

• Lake Forest

• Loyola

• Fremd



Sports Editor

• Barrington 21, New Trier 13. The

Trevains are still trying to figure

things out with a young squad.

• Highland Park

• Conant

• Glenbrook North

• Lake Forest

• Loyola

• Maine South

Glenbrook North senior Elise Larson will be a key

returner for the Spartans this season. 22nd Century

Media File Photo

more about them.

“I just want to see

growth,” Schroeder said.

“I don’t really know them

well and it was the same

last year with the boys and

it took me half the season

to see what we have. I’m

11-3 9-5


Contributing Sports Editor

• New Trier 14, Barrington 10. The

Trevians get back on the winning

track after a tough loss to Loyola.

• Highland Park

• Conant

• Glenbrook North

• Lake Forest

• Loyola

• Fremd

still getting to know when

and they’re still getting to

know me.”

Schroeder joined the

Spartans staff after spending

much of his coaching

career in the collegiate

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• Barrington 31, New Trier 14. The

Broncos overpower New Trier in

another tough road matchup for

the Trevians.

• Highland Park

• Conant

• Glenbrook North

• Lake Forest

• Loyola

• Maine South

Listen Up

“To be able to help them continue to love the sport

and hang out with their friends, it means a ton ... ”

Brad Walker — The Northbrook Bluehawks president

on helping raise money to help youth athletes

continue the sport.

tunE in

What to watch this week

The Glenbrook North football team continues its

season at Wheeling on Friday, Sept. 13.

7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13, Wheeling


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diving ready for fresh beginning, Page 55

Time to regroup

Spartans ready for fun year

with new lineup, Page 51

Spartans continue

strong start to season

with road victory over

Saint Patrick, Page 54

Glenbrook North senior running back Mike Ciss explodes through a big

opening on Saturday, Sept. 7, during GBN’s 27-13 win over Saint Patrick

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