A gourd deed

Toadstool Pub unveils huge pumpkin,

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Back together

HPHS Class of ’79 celebrates reunion,

Page 10

Running for a cause

District 112 raises funds through FunD

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Highwood Pumpkin

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Paul, 3, Xavier, 7, Joseph, 2 and

Isabel, 6, show off their carved

pumpkins at Pumpkin Fest, Oct.

12, in downtown Highwood. Scott

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Princesses, Princes and


5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 18,

Recreation Center of

Highland Park, 1207 Park

Avenue West, Highland

Park. Ghouls and guys

come dresses as your favorite

superhero, prince

or princess and shake your

spookys out. A pizza dinner,

decorating taffy apples,

dancing and playing

games will be part of the

Halloween fun. Juice and

water will be provided.

Trick and Swim

6-8 p.m. Oct. 18, Recreation

Center of Highland

Park, 1207 Park Avenue

West, Highland Park.

Swim the first hour, then

decorate pumpkins and

taffy apple.


Lilac Tree Artisan Market

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 19,

Highland Park Country

Club, 1201 Park Ave. W.,

Highland Park. You will

find more than three dozen

potters, fabric and jewelry

artists, woodworkers

and handmakers of

all kinds, all together in

one place. Admission is

free. Proceeds will benefit

The Lilac Tree, a nonprofit

that for 30 years has

helped people undergoing

the trauma of divorce by

providing access to legal

information, support networks

and professional



Chicago Double Reed


9 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 20,

Bennett Gordon Hall, 201

St. John’s Ave., Highland

Park. Register and find out

more at mya.org.

Bat Houses

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct.

20, Rosewood Beach Interpretive

Center, 883

Sheridan Road, Highland

Park. Sick of mosquitos

and insects all over your

yard? Come build a bat

house to attract insect eating

bats of Illinois. Learn

why we need these creatures

of the night.

Wayne Thomas Family


3-6 p.m. Oct. 20,

Wayne Thomas Elementary

School, 2939 Summit

Ave., Highland Park.

The fun-filled evening will

include games, bounce

houses, food, a kids raffle

and an adult silent auction.

This is one of the

PTO’s largest fundraising

efforts and raises money

for Wayne Thomas wish

list items such as Chromebooks,

new athletic equipment

and field trip funding.


Yoga for Fertility

Community Class

7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 21,

Pulling Down the Moon,

1770 First St., Highland

Park. Curious about yoga

and how it can support

fertility? Learn about Pulling

Down the Moon’s

six-week yoga program,

meet amazing women

and practice yoga. Practice

a sequence of poses

with Cassie Harrison RYT

RPYT that are supportive

of your fertility journey

and safe during any part of

the fertility cycle, including

during ART cycles.


MoveHP: Bike-Walk 2030

7-9 p.m. Oct. 23, City

Hall, 1207 St. Johns Ave.,

Highland Park. A program

describing the City’s update

of their Bike-Walk

2030 plan, caleld MoveHP.

Still in draft form, this is

an opportunity to hear the

latest version from City

representatives, followed

by a Q&A.


West Ridge Center Trickor-Treat

5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 25,

West Ridge Center, 636

Ridge Road, Highland

Park. Leave your Halloween

weather worries behind.

West Ridge program

participants, friends and

family members are invited

to trick-or-treat inside

and play spooky and silly

games. Bring a bag to collect

toys and prizes.

An Evening with Spirit

7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct.

25, Highland Park Country

Club, 1201 Park Ave.

West, Highland Park. Join

Thomas John, a psychic

medium who is internationally

regarded as a

psychic sensation, for an

insightful and lively night

with readings from spirit.

Whether you or someone

else receives a message,

it is awesome to witness

John channeling and delivering

messages from spirits

from the other side.

Hard Course Challenge/

Chili Open

Oct. 26, Sunset Valley

Golf Course, 1390 Sunset

Road, Highland Park. The

golf course is set up to play

at its most difficult level.

Tee boxes and flags are

placed in unconventional

locations. The round concludes

with a chili lunch.

Tee times available starting

Oct. 12.

Angels with Tails

12-4 p.m. Oct. 26,

PAWS Chicago, 1616

Deerfield Road, Highland

Park. The Midwest’s largest

no-kill humane organization

will bring the faces

of Chicagoland’s homeless

animals to the Highland

Park community for a lifesaving

adoption event.

The Monster Bash

6-8 p.m. Oct. 26, Deer

Creek Racquet Club, 701

Deer Creek Parkway,

Highland Park. It’s our

annual Halloween party!

Come in costumes and

play tennis with our pros.

Prizes will be given for

various costume categories.

Sunday Soiree

1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Oct.

27, Bennett Gordon Hall,

201 St. John’s Ave., Highland

Park. Midwest Young

Artists Conservatory is

hosting a free event. Find

out more at mya.org.

I Solisti Concert

3:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Bennett

Gordon Hall, 201 St.

John’s Ave., Highland

Park. This is a free event,

find out more at mya.org.


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Meet the Authors Nelson

DeMille and Alex DeMille

2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 28,

Highland Park Public Library,

494 Laurel Ave.,

Highland Park. The New

York Times bestselling author

Nelson DeMille and

his son, award-winning

screenwriter Alex DeMille,

discuss their new

book. Loosely inspired by

the Bowe Bergdahl case,

the thriller features Army

investigator Scott Brodie,

and his shape but inexperienced

new partner, Maggie

Taylor, in their hunt for

the Army’s most notorious

deserter who is hiding out

in Venezuela.

Birding 101

9-11 a.m. Nov. 2, Rosewood

Beach, 883 Sheridan

Road, Highland Park. Few

animals put on as much

of a show as birds. What

better way to view this

than on the shore of Lake

Michigan? We will teach

you how to spot birds, help

to identify them and provide

some fun information

about the ones we see.



6:15 p.m. Mondays,

Highwood Public Library,

102 Highwood Ave.,

Highwood. Make robots

out of everyday materials.

Grades 3 to 5.

Computer Help

Tuesdays and Saturdays,

Highwood Public Library,

102 Highwood Ave., Highwood.

One-on-one computer

and app help.

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Highwood pub debuts huge pumpkin, fundraises for HP child care

Erin Yarnall, Editor


Tom Garrity, the owner of The Toadstool Pub in Highwood,

stands with the pumpkin. Bar patrons can pay

to guess how big the pumpkin is, and the money goes

toward Tri-Con Child Care Center. Photos submitted

Year after year, Tom

Garrity, a Highwood resident

and the owner of The

Toadstool Pub, noticed

that his friend, John ‘Mina’

Minorini bought a massive

pumpkin and displayed it

in his front lawn.

Five years ago, Minorini

offered up the gargantuan

gourd to Garrity to display

at his Highwood pub, and

Garrity couldn’t turn down

the offer.

Garrity thought that customers

would be enticed

to come in to look at the

pumpkin and take pictures

with it.

While it was a crafty

business idea, he also

wanted to use the new attraction

for good, so Garrity

decided to have a guessing


For the past five years,

customers can pay to guess

how much the pumpkin

weighs. Guesses cost $5

for one guess, and $10 for

three guesses.

The person with the

closest guess receives a

gift basket from the pub.

All of the proceeds go to

the Highland Park-based

child care center, Tri-Con.

Tri-Con Child Care

Center was established

in 1971, according to its

website. Garrity became

aware of it when he started

dating his now-wife,


She began supporting

the child care center when

she moved to Highwood.

“[Supporting Tri-Con]

means a lot,” Garrity said.

“They’re a great little organization,

and they do so

much for the kids. They do

a really good job, and it’s a

great staff over there.”

The child care center

was formed by Trinity

Episcopal Church and

Immaculate Conception

Church in Highland Park,

as well as the National

Council of Jewish Women.

According to its website,

100 percent of the

attending students receive

financial assistance.

Garrity said he doesn’t

know where Minorini gets

the pumpkins from, and he

never expects his friend to

tell him.

“He goes up somewhere

in Wisconsin,” Garrity

said. “In all of the years

he’s been going, he’s

never told me where it is.

He won’t tell me where it

is. It’s a secret pumpkin


Once the pumpkin is

brought down to Highwood,

it’s delivered in a

truck, and taken out of the

truck with a forklift.

“This year, it’s so big

that we haven’t even taken

it off of the pallet,” Garrity


The pumpkin made its

debut Oct. 6, and Garrity

said he hopes to have it on

display until the beginning

of next month.

Once they are done with

the pumpkin, the seeds are

given back to the farmer,

and the rest of the pumpkin

is recycled.

“Everybody has a great

time with it, and to put

some money toward charity

is always a good thing,”

Garrity said.

The pub raises money for charity by having patrons guess the pumpkin’s weight.

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Pumpkin Fest a hit with carvers of all skill levels


Doug Rapp

Freelance Reporter

The Great Highwood

Pumpkin Festival celebrated

its 10th year over

the weekend. Despite high

winds Saturday morning

temporarily shutting the

event down, the otherwise

ideal autumn weather

brought thousands of festivalgoers

to downtown


The festival featured

carnival rides, pumpkin

carving, three stages for

live music and variety of

food and drink vendors.

Lining the edges of the

main festival thoroughfare

were large scaffolds holding

thousands of carved

jack-o-lanterns lit from

within with small bulbs.

“It’s really a special

event,” said Melissa Mohen,

of Celebrate Highwood,

which hosts the

event. “It’s a good time

to get the community together

and have some fun

in the fall.”

Pumpkin Fest, Celebrate

Highwood’s largest event

of the year, also benefits

Make-A-Wish Illinois, an

organization that arranges

once-in-a-lifetime experiences

for children with

life-threatening illnesses.

Mohen said the Pumpkin

Fest had raised $140,000

for Make-A-Wish over the

past three years.

Entry was $5 or free if








patrons brought their own

pumpkin to carve. Carving

stations were set up

throughout the fest as parents

and children carved a

variety of designs on the

pre-hollowed pumpkins


Andy, who declined

to give his last name, 18,

worked one of the carving

stations, handing out fresh

pumpkins and stacking

carved ones into cardboard


“It’s been steady since

11 a.m.,” Andy said.

“We’re trying to break the

record.” He was referring

to the Guinness World

Record of 30,851 carved

and lit pumpkins. Mohen

said the fest couldn’t go

for that goal without any

official Guinness people

on site, but she hoped to

break last year’s record

of over 20,000 jack-olanterns.

Ally Imperial, 26, of

North Chicago, was carving

a simple heart shape

into her pumpkin.

“I like it,” she said of

the fest. “It’s the only time

I get to carve a pumpkin

and they have good bands


Imperial said she attended

the fest last year and is

already planning on coming

back next year.

Patryk Szatko, 26, of

Des Plaines, was attending

for the first time.

“It’s good,” he said of

the fest. “I hope I can do

something creative,” he

added, gesturing with a

small carving knife to his

yet-uncarved pumpkin.

He said he was considering

Harry Potter’s face but

admitted that might be too


Mohen said people like

Imperial and Szatko were

typical attendees.

Eloise Handler, 4, and Harrison Guidara, 10, have fun with pumpkins, Oct. 12, at The Great Highwood Pumpkin

Fest. Photos by Scott Margolin/22nd Century Media

“We get people from all

over, and not just Highwood,

as you can tell,”

Mohen said, gesturing to

the steady streams of people

walking by outside the

Celebrate Highwood tent.

Sipping on hot cider

and pumpkin martinis,

people strolled among the

vendor tents while Davidson

County Band played

classic rock covers on the

main stage anchoring the

southern edge of the festival.

A colorfully lit Ferris

Wheel loomed large over

the northern edge of the

festival, where kids ran

among a variety of carnival


Gabby Pollari served

food and drink from Maria’s

Bakery in the central

part of the fest.

“It’s been going really

well,” she said. “We’ve

been quite busy. We’ve

been selling out of everything.”

She said apple cider and

Workers at Pumpkin Fest place carved pumpkins on display.

apple cider donuts were

among their best sellers.

Sponsored by HGTV

Magazine and Geico,

Pumpkin Fest also held

competitive events, such

as a Superhero 5K Run/

Walk, a pumpkin pie eating

contest and a pet costume

contest. A few television

performers were also

on site, such as Ruby Rose,

who plays Batwoman on

the CW, and Mina Starsiak

Hawk from “HGTV’s

Good Bones.”

“Look around at all the

happy faces and the families

that are here,” Mohen

said. “That speaks for itself.

That’s why we do it.”

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police reports

Woman pulled over

during traffic stop,

arrested on 8 charges

Sierra Tevenal, 30, of

Lyons, was arrested at

4:11 a.m. on Sept. 30. She

was charged with driving

under the influence of alcohol,

possession of less

than 10 grams of cannabis,

disobeyed stop sign,

disobeyed traffic control

device, improper backing,

failure to display driver’s

license, resisting arrest

and aggravated battery to a

peace officer when police

conducted a traffic stop at

the intersection of Skokie

Valley Road and Clavey

Road. Tevenal was held

in custody, pending bond


In other police news:

Sept. 26

• A complainant in the

1000 block of Half Day

Road reported the unlawful

entry by unknown subjects

to an unlocked vehicle

in the overnight hours.

No items were reported


Oct. 4

• James Burnett, Jr., 29, of

Chicago, was arrested and

charged with driving with

a suspended or revoked

driver’s license and speeding

in a construction zone

26-34 miles per hour over

when police conducted a

traffic stop at the intersection

of Skokie Valley Road

and Lake Cook Road.

Burnett was released on a

recognizance bond with a

court date in Park City on

Nov. 11, 2019.


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Police Reports are compiled

from official reports emailed

from the Highland Park

Police Department headquarters

in Highland Park

and the Highwood Police

Department headquarters

in Highwood. Individuals

named in these reports are

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Instagram post alludes

to violence at Highcrest,

contains racial hate speech

Officials at Wilmette

Public Schools District

39 are working with the

Wilmette Police Department

following an alleged

anonymous Instagram post

from Wednesday, Oct.

9, “alluding to violence

and racial hate speech” at

Highcrest Middle School.

Police determined that

there was no credible

threat to student or staff


“We worked diligently

throughout the day as

the student had created a

fake social media account

in attempts to hide their

identity,” said Wilmette

Police Chief Kyle Murphy.

“There was no need for a

search of the school because

we were able to determine

this was a prank.”

According to an email

sent out to parents Oct.

9, co-signed by Highcrest

Principal Kelly Jackson

and Wilmette 39 Superintendent

Dr. Kari Cremascoli,

district officials

received the report at Wilmette

Junior High School

and “immediately” contacted

the Wilmette Police


Officials were alerted to

the social media post by

students according to police.

“[We] worked collaboratively

to investigate

the report and origins of

the post,” the email from

the district states. “We are

happy to report that the

police were able to positively

identify the author

of the post and to follow

up directly with that individual.”

School officials will be

following up with the individual

to implement disciplinary


“The event provides

an opportunity for us to

remind all students and

families that threatening or

hateful language are taken

seriously and will not be

tolerated in our community,”

the email states.

Reporting by Eric De-

Grechie, Managing Editor.

Full story at WilmetteBeaconDaily.com.


Principal’s absence leaves

DPM staff, parents with

more questions than


More than 60 Deer Path

Middle School staff members

and parents attended

a special Lake Forest

School District 67 board

meeting on Tuesday, Oct.

8, in search of information

regarding Principal

Tom Cardamone, whose

absence from the school

starting more than two

weeks ago has left many

unanswered questions.

Eight teachers and three

parents spoke during the

public comment section of

the meeting to voice their

support of Cardamone.

According to the teachers

who spoke, Cardamone

was escorted off school

grounds around 3:45 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 27, in front

of teachers, students and

parents and then placed on

administrative leave.

In a followup call with

The Leader, Superintendent

Michael Simeck did

not want to use the term

“escorting,” but confirmed

Cardamone walked in and

out of the school with a

security guard to grab a

document on Friday, Sept.


“Tom entered the

building and exited with

somebody that’s our security

guy, and he’s got

a big badge on his shirt,”

Simeck said. “He looks

like a cop because of that

badge. He’s not a cop.”

He said Cardamone and

the security officer walked

into the building to get a

document and then walked


“They came in separate

cars and they left in separate

cars,” Simeck said.

“And that doesn’t mean

it didn’t appear (that he

was escorted) to people

because I’ve spoken with

people and they said it certainly

appeared that way.

That’s just really, really

unfortunate and it’s not the

way that it was intended.”

Simeck declined to

say why Cardamone was

placed on leave, claiming

it’s a personnel issue,

and said that staff will not

be notified as to why Cardamone

is gone, saying

“that’s a private matter.”

But he did say that the

police are not involved.

Reporting by Peter Kaspari,

Contributing Editor. Full

story at LakeForestLeader-



Northbrook’s The Claim

Company to move to

new location on Skokie


After a history in Northbrook

Court that spans

four decades, The Claim

Company is heading to a

new home.

The locally owned restaurant

announced last

month it will be moving

to a new location at 776

Skokie Blvd. in Northbrook.

Its new home will

be next to the Mariano’s

store at the intersection

of Skokie Boulevard and

Dundee Road.

Upcoming redevelopment

plans at the mall set

the move in motion, according

to owner Arnie

Krause. Krause, a longtime

resident of Northbrook,

said the mall informed

ownership the real

estate it was interested in

redeveloping included The

Claim Company.

The Claim Company

was not going to be able

to stay in its current home

at Northbrook Court and

mall officials told the restaurant

it didn’t have a

precise timeline for its reopening,

Krause said.

“It wasn’t a financial option

for us to build from

scratch and wait out the redevelopment

of the mall,”

Krause said.

The Claim Company

originally opened in

Northbrook Court in 1979

and remained opened until

1998. In 2009, a space in

the mall became available,

which allowed Krause and

his team to resurrect the

eatery inside the shopping


Now a decade later, the

move is a homecoming of

sorts for Krause, who created

Forty One North, a

restaurant that operated for

nine years on Skokie Boulevard.

Krause said he hopes

the local favorite will reopen

at its new location

in mid-to-late October. He

expects much of the restaurant’s

staff to make the

move as well.

Reporting by Martin Carlino,

Contributing Editor. Full

story at NorthbrookTower-


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HP Fire Dept. fundraises with flapjacks


Submitted by the

Chodes family

I am extremely

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The Highland Park Fire

Department hosted local

residents at its annual pancake

breakfast, Oct. 6 at

Fire Station No. 33 located

at 1130 Central Ave.

The event cost $7 for

adults and $3 for children,

and featured familyfriendly

interactive demos

throughout the event.

RIGHT: Highland Park

City Councilman Adam

Stolberg (left) flips pancakes

with Councilwoman

Alyssa Knobel (right) at

the Highland Park Fire

Department’s pancake

breakfast, Oct. 6. Photos

by Phil Bach/22nd Century


Firefighter Kevin Maslon climbs to the top of the fire

truck ladder.

Jayden Rosenfeld, of Highland Park, shoots a miniature

fire hose.

Mayor Nancy Rotering (center) makes pancakes at the


Scott Stevens and his daughter, Dani, eat pancakes.

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OCT. 25 | 3–6 PM

Check in at City Hall to receive a map of

business participants. Stroll through downtown

Highwood if you dare. Stores will have tricks

and treats waiting for you.


• The ABL Group

• Bank of Highwood-

Fort Sheridan

• Beermiscuous

• The Bent Fork Bakery

• Billy’s Garage

• Blow by Blow

• Brian Lock State

Farm Insurance

• Chicago Mike’s

Ice Cream

• Disotto

• DP Home Design

• El Buren Caribbean


• Greenwood American

Kitchen & Bar

• Highwood Historical


• Highwood Public Library

• The Humble Pub

• IC Signs & Graphics

• Joan Barry Hair Design

• Lien Spa & Nails

• Marco’s Northside Grill

• Miramar

• Pastificio

• Pho Nam Bac

• Picture Polished Nails

• State Representative

Bob Morgan

• Tala Coffee Roasters

• Skokie Valley Laundry

• The Smilelist

• Seasons 440

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Wayne Thomas to hold

Family Bash fundraiser

Erin Yarnall, Editor

Wayne Thomas Elementary

School won’t just be

home to classrooms on

Oct. 20, as it welcomes

in bounce houses, giant

slides and more entertainment

for families as part of

its Family Bash fundraiser,

held from 3-6 p.m.

“My husband remembers

this as a child, he

went to the same school,”

Stein said. “So it’s been

going on for a long time.

It’s our biggest fundraising

event for the PTO.”

The event raises money

for teacher’s wish list items

including Chromebooks,

new athletic equipment and

funding for field trips.

Stein said the PTO relies

primarily on donations for

this event.

“I haven’t even had to

twist people’s arms, it’s

been so nice,” Stein said.

“It’s cool to see all of these

people supporting their


The event will feature

a DJ, bounce houses, an

obstacle course, henna tattoos,

a DJ, and for adults, a

silent auction.

It will also have food,

donated from local vendors

including Cluckers

3 4

Charcoal Chicken, Max’s

Deli, Dairy Queen, Michael’s

Hot Dogs and

Once Upon A Bagel.

“It’s a nice little turnout

from all of these vendors

and they’re willing to help

us,” Stein said.

She added that they’ll

also have pumpkin decorating

at the event.

“This is the first time

we’re doing it a bit later

in the season,” Stein said.

“So we’re turning it into

more of a fall theme.”

The entry for the bash

is $5 per child, and $1 per

game ticket. Tickets can be

purchased at the door.

SPYRL offering spinal health open house

Submitted Content

SPYRL invites the public

to a free Spinal Health

Open House on Saturday,

Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1

p.m. at their downtown

Highland Park studio

located at 1781 Green

Bay Road. Co-hosted by

HealthSmart spinal healthcare

center, attendees will

receive free chair massages

and gyrotonic demonstrations

and will be entered

into a raffle.

“We are honored to be

aligning with HealthSmart

medical professionals to

raise awareness of Spinal

Health and offer this free

clinic,” said Amy Pena,

SPYRL studio director.

“We want to share how the

practice of gyrotonic helps

to lengthen and strengthen

the spine for more ease

and better function.”

Pena and her staff of

gyrotonic experts will be

offering attendees hands

on demonstrations on

the variety of specialized

equipment that suits their

specific spinal needs. If current

SPRYL clients bring a

friend to the studio and they

make a SPYRL purchase,

current clients will receive

one free gyrotonic session.

HealthSmart’s Dr. Jason

Langslet will be onsite to

speak about the NUCCA

technique he implements,

which is a gentle, accurate

chiropractic adjustment

focused on C1 misalignments.

They focus on the

upper cervical spine and

its influence on the central

nervous system and brain

stem function.


Gyrotonic is a cuttingedge

movement system

which utilizes the natural

spirals in the body to

lengthen the spine, joints

and nervous system for

more ease and better function.

It addresses the entire

person, opening energy

pathways, stimulating the

nervous system, increasing

range of motion, and

improving strength, and

movement efficiency. It is

used by many pro athletes

and celebrities including

Lady Gaga, Andy Murray

and Madonna.

Both studios compliment

each other for a

full-body wellness experience.

For more information

about this open

house event, email info@

SPYRLChicago.com or

call 847-FIT(348)-0822.

HP Class of ’79 reconnects

at 40th reunion weekend

Submitted Content

Forty years after graduating

from Highland Park

High School, nearly 200

members of the class of

1979 gathered Sept. 27-28

for a weekend of music,

laughter, reconnection and


The festivities began

with a Friday kick-off party

at The Wooden Nickel

in Highwood. It featured

a rousing performance

by Cap’n Funk and The

Groove Train, a rocking

band of a classmate,

Paul Howard. With about

100 expected, nearly 140

rolled in, and turned the

volume up.

The main event was held

Saturday, Sept. 28 at The

Art Center of Highland

Park. While 130 had committed

in advance, more

than 160 arrived. Nearly

three dozen alumni flew in

from the four corners of the

nation, including from Arizona,

California, Colorado,

Florida, Massachusetts,

Montana, New York, Texas,

Oregon, and Virginia,

with one coming straight

from a book tour in Europe.

“It was very important

to the reunion team that

we be eco-friendly in our

planning, and to support

and reflect our Highland

Park roots,” said reunion

organizing lead and classmate

Mimi Berlin, from

her current home in Portland,

Ore. “The reunion

team decided early on to

promote the event paperfree

through email marketing,

social media, personal

outreach and a website,

and, notably, to choose

only biodegradable napkins,

palm-leaf plates, and

A proclamation signed by Mayor Nancy Rotering, a

member of the Class of 1979, declaring Sept. 28, 2019

The Highland Park High School Class of 1979 Day.

Submitted photos

Reunion organizers stand together at the Highland Park

High School Class of 1979 40th class reunion.

sugar-cane cutlery instead

of traditional dinnerware

at the event.”

Local venues were chosen

for both nights, and

Highland Park restaurant

vendors were featured for

food and beverage. On Saturday,

attendees enjoyed

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Run like the wind

North Shore School District 112 held its annual FUNd Run 5K

and Family Walk on Oct. 5. Proceeds from the event went to

benefit the scholarship fund for District 112 students.


Top Finishers (Male)

Matt Schmanski, Highland Park -


Vadim Racu, Highland Park -


Steve Buti, Northbrook - 19:54

Top Finishers (Female)

Svetlana Zavin, Highland Park - 19:52

Theresa Peterson, Highland Park -


Andrea Goldstein-Hayes, Highland

Park - 23:08

Highland Park resident Matt Schmanski crosses the finish line in first place, Oct. 5, at

the District 112 FUNd Run. Photos by Phil Bach/22nd Century Media

Vadim Racu, of Highland Park, crosses

the finish line in second place.

Runners start the race.

Svetlana Zavin, of Highland Park, crosses

the finish line in third place overall

and first place for women.

The mascots for North Shore School

District 112 elementary schools pose by

the finish line.


From Page 10

a buffet dinner catered

by Bluegrass (owned by

Jim Lederer, HPHS ‘80),

Backyard Grill, and Bella

Via, which also supplied

the bar. Chicago-based

Photobooth Time set up a

social media-linked selfie

station that allowed attendees

to take fun, quality digital

photos. The kiosk was

donated by Hal and Wayne

Brin in loving memory of

their aunt, classmate Frayda


Highland Park ‘79 classmate

and Mayor Nancy

Rotering, even signed and

presented a light-hearted

‘proclamation’ declaring

Saturday, Sept. 28,

2019 Highland Park High

School Class of 1979 Day.

The Highland Park class of

1979 is unique in that it is

the only one that includes

at least ten alumni who

have held elected or appointed

office in the Highland

Park community.

The reunion team was

comprised of classmates

Stephanie Brown Kerch,

Cyd Ticho Otto, Donna

Picchietti Thomey, Debbie

Moyer Marlowe, Heidi

Meister Aloush, Lisa

Frankel Vogel and Ron


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WTTW host shares Green Bay Trail

history at 10-year anniversary event

Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

Posing (left to right) Mark Weston, Betsy Leibson, Lynn

Donaldson, Geoffrey Baer, Cam Avery and Meridith

Clement at the Buckthorn Barbecue Thursday, Oct.

3, at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. Rhonda

Holcomb/22nd Century Media

One person can make a


Ten years ago, Glencoe

resident Betsy Leibson decided

to pull up some invasive

buckthorn from an

area near her house known

as the Green Bay Trail.

Neighbors and friends

watched her efforts. Soon

they began doing likewise.

Some planted noninvasive

plants where invasive ones

had grown and choked out

nature’s intended beauty of

the area.

The Green Bay Trail began

coming alive.

More Glencoe residents

started using the trail. Winnetka

residents saw the

change and joined in not

only as users of the trail

but to volunteer and help

continue its restoration.

More than 200 of those

individuals who helped

make its transformation

happen gathered last

Thursday, Oct. 3, for the

annual Buckthorn Barbecue

at the Chicago Botanic

Garden to celebrate the

rebirth of the Green Bay

Trail, learn about exciting

new things happening with

it and hear more about the

trail’s history from guest

speaker Geoffrey Baer,

WTTW producer and host.

Ten years later Leibson’s

simple act to remove

bunches of weeds

and overgrowth is now the

pride and joy of Glencoe

and Winnetka residents

and anyone who else who

strolls, walks, bikes, jogs

or runs along the now lush,

flowering Green Bay Trail.

The Trail actually extends

about 9.2 miles from Highland

Park to Wilmette.

Mark Weston, master

of ceremonies, introduced

Leibson, now founder and

president of the Friends

of the Green Bay Trail, or


She gave an overview of

the highlights of the past


“This has been a banner

year for the Green Bay

Trail,” Leibson said. “It is

an amazing transformation

of SOSA — South of

[Glencoe’s] South Avenue,

the section of the trail that

runs from South Avenue

to the area by the Glencoe

Community Garden.”

After the FGBT cleared

the area, they planted

trees and shrubs. The Village

put in drains because

of excess water. Flowering

plants and millions of

wildflower seeds followed.

“The second success

was at the Glencoe and

Winnetka farmers markets,”

she said. “Visitors

were able to learn about

the trail. Many signed up

to volunteer. Adults and

children painted squares

for the mural that was on

display at the event. Zach

Nagle created the project

using special software.”

The third highlight of

the year was the Aug. 3

Trail Day.

“It was amazing with

more than 500 people who

signed up for breakfast,

held under the Scott Avenue

bridge and underwritten

by Charles Schwab-

Winnetka,” Leibson said.

“Attendees also visited

sites on the trail sponsored

by additional sponsors.”

She added other North

Shore villages are looking

at what the FGBT has done

and are contemplating doing

something similar.

Leibson then thanked

those present for their support

and talked about the

FGBT’s goal of raising

$75,000 for next year to

continue its continued restoration

work of the trail.

The FGBT honored

Mark Sexton, of Sexton

Landscape Concepts, as

the contractor for the year

for his company’s help

leveling the SOSA ground


and adding a new layer of

top soil. The heavy spring

rain had made the condition

of the soil not good

for planting.

“Because of Mark, his

son Taylor and company,

we were able to put in the

3,100 plants,” she added.

Leibson then recognized

Sharon Zulkie as the

FGBT Honoree of the Year

for her efforts to help in

whatever way is needed.

“She is a quiet force with

a wave of a wand makes

things happen,” Leibson

said. “Her contributions

are many and diverse.

She is a joy to work with

and is the manager of our

Monarch Hatchery among

other duties.”

Zulkie also created the

centerpieces used on the

tables at the Buckthorn


“They were made with

flowers we found on the

Green Bay Trail,” Zulkie

said. “We gathered them,

dried some out and created

the centerpieces.”

Weston then introduced

Geoffrey Baer.

Baer began his talk

about the rich history of

the area now referred to as

the North Shore.

He told the audience

something many were not

aware of: there were many

Green Bay Trails that

followed ancient ridges

through woodlands and

swamp lands wandered

through by mastodons,

then Native Americans

and followed by explorers

and settlers.

“The GBT was not

any of those meandering

trails,” Baer said. “It was

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Highland Park, Highwood residents

complete 2019 Chicago Marathon

Staff Report

An estimated 44,000

runners accomplished their

goal on Oct. 13, as they

weaved their way through

26.2 miles of the north,

west and south sides of

Chicago, before crossing

the finish line of the 2019

Bank of America Chicago

Marathon in Grant Prank.

The race was won by

Lawrence Cherono, of

Kenya, who finished the

marathon in 2:05:45. Dejene

Debela, of Ethiopia,

was named the runner-up

with a time of 2:05:46, and

coming in two seconds

later for third place was

Ethiopia’s Asefa Mengstu.

Brigid Kosgei, of Kenya,

made history at the race

with her time of 2:14:04,

the fastest ever time for a

woman marathoner.

American Daniel Romanchuk

won the men’s

Highland Park finishers

Ben Aucutt - 3:28:47

Kevin Danielson -


Renee Dominguez -


Larisa Drake - 5:56:38

Laura Ellis - 5:03:20

Gianna Fiandaca -


Richard Goldwasser -


Jason Gran - 3:58:28

Lily Hanig - 4:55:39

Sam Henderson -


Alex Hensel - 4:21:02

Ellen Hirsch - 6:24:16

Judith Hirsch Zelin -


Rachel Jacobsohn -


The medal received by finishers of the 2019 Bank of

America Chicago Marathon. Photo courtesy of Bank of

America Chicago Marathons

elite wheelchair race with

a time of 1:30:26, and

Switzerland’s Manuela

Michael Kelly - 4:20:39

Megan Klich - 4:56:45

Sara Koehnke - 6:25:57

Kristin Kroepfl - 4:54:24

Jordyn Learner - 3:17:23

Russell Levin - 3:35:39

Jessica Mentzos -


Paul Miller - 4:30:58

George Mocogni -


Colleen Montgomery -


Nicholas Morof -


Lisa Newman - 3:48:47

Michael Ortlieb -


Edwina Peterson -


Joseph Pinsky - 4:30:13

Donald Raden - 3:23:50

Thomas Reitmeyer -


Schär won the women’s

wheelchair race with a

time of 1:41:08.


Daniel Rosenberg -


David Rosenstein -


Jessica Sahyouni -


Mark Salamasick -


Jonathon Schuster -


Mallory Sonenthal -


Helena Stack - 5:59:23

Barry Stoltze - 4:30:20

Riley Vandyke - 3:21:37

Dean Victor - 4:48:41

Christine Werneth -


Rich Werneth - 3:31:11

Highwood finishers

Matthew Nieto - 3:44:01

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Celebrating 150 Years

Northwood Gives Back gets involved in community, completes service projects

Submitted by the City of

Highland Park


The City of Highland

Park’s HP150 Service

Committee needs your

help achieving 150 service

projects to commemorate

the 150th anniversary

of the City’s founding in

1869. Each month, The

Landmark will highlight a

number of HP150 service

projects happening in the


If you or your organization,

school, club, place

of worship, or business is

coordinating a service project

or volunteer initiative,

please contact Marietta

Stevens at the Volunteer

Pool of Highland Park at


or call (847) 433-2190 with

a short description of the

service project, its impact,

and a photograph after the

project has been completed.

HP150 Service Projects

can be as simple as volunteering

at your local animal

shelter or picking up trash

at a park.

2019 Service Projects

40. Northwood Middle

School students worked to

restore our natural areas at

Heller Nature Center. The

students learned the importance

of removing invasive

species like buckthorn and

garlic mustard and then

worked to clear out invasive

species in the natural

areas. Teachers Ida Fiore,

Constance Cunningham

and Caitlin Lucci assisted


41. The Annual Day of

Giving benefitted over 500

people in the community.

The Day of Giving originated

at Elm Place School

and the event has continued

with the help of Northwood

and Edgewood Middle

Northwood Junior High was home to the annual Day

of Giving, which benefits more than 500 people in the

Highland Park and Highwood communities.

Members of Northwood Gives Back folded laundry for

six hours at the Misericordia Laundry earlier this year.

Schools. Students and staff

donated food, clothing, toiletries

and winter gear. Students

organized donations

and set up a superstore so

families could shop for

free. Northwood was proud

to host this important community


42. Northwood Gives

Back volunteered at the

Misericordia Laundry

in January. Students and

teachers folded laundry

from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. Misericordia

does 3,500 pounds

of laundry a day.

43. Northwood Gives

Back volunteered at Warren

Barr North Shore in

October to help the residents

paint pumpkins. The

painting party was a great

success and the students

were asked back to help

with another party.

44. Northwood Gives

Back volunteered at Equestrians

Connection to learn

about the importance to the

equine therapy programs

and services for special

Northwood Junior High students bake cookies at the Misericordia Bakery. The students

made more than 3,000 cookies in one hour. Photos submitted

Members of Northwood Gives Back volunteer at Equestrians Connection to learn

about the importance of equine therapy programs.

needs children and adults.

Then the students cleaned

the stables for the horses.

45. Northwood Gives

Back helped at the Misericordia

Bakery. thirty students

and 3 teachers helped

mix, scoop, bake and package

bakery products. The

group made more than 3,00

cookies in the first hour.

The bakery helps with Misericordia’s


46. Northwood Gives

Back spends quality time

interacting with members

of the Boys and Girls Club.

The activities promote academics,

healthy lifestyle

choices, good character,

and citizenship.

Celebrating 150 Years is a

bi-weekly column submitted

by the City of Highland Park,

in which they outline the

progress of the 150 service

projects the City plans to

achieve in honor of Highland

Park’s 150th anniversary.

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from the editor

It’s time for spooky stories

Erin Yarnall


As a whole, our

office here at 22nd

Century Media is

divided on ghosts.

Some of us are firm

believers, regaling the office

with ghost stories and

tales of friends who can

communicate with spirits.

I’m in the other camp.

I don’t believe in ghosts,

spirits or anything other

spooky things of that sort

(except aliens, those are

100 percent real).

But that doesn’t change

the fact that I love a good

ghost story.

Ever since I was a

little kid, I’ve loved scary

stories. I grew up on “Are

You Afraid of the Dark?”

and “Goosebumps.” At

sleepovers, my friends

and I would try and catch

ghosts in our houses,

although we were never


While I don’t believe

in ghosts now, it doesn’t

mean that I wouldn’t

change my mind if I ran

into a ghost in the future.

Do you have a spooky

story about something

that happened to you in

Highland Park, Highwood

or Fort Sheridan? Have

you taken any pictures

locally with anything eerie

showing up in it?

Let me know!

Now that it’s Halloween

season, I’d love to

hear about some of the

scariest places in the area

and check them out for


If you have a ghost

story, a spooky photo or

any tips on where I can

find a ghost for an upcoming

story, reach out to me

at erin@hplandmark.com.

On Oct. 7 The Toadstool Pub said, “Thanks

to our friend Mina for The Great Pumpkin!!

Stop by and guess the weight!! Proceeds go

towards our friends at Tri-Con Child Care!!”

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On Oct. 6 Highland Park High School football

tweeted, “Great time today and a great showing

by Varsity Football at the Highland Park

Fire Department. Thank you for your service!

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Wedding Bells

Dr. Mark Nolan Hill and Carol Sue Smith were

married Aug. 31st on Mackinac Island. They are

Highland Park residents.

Mark is a surgeon on the North Shore (President

and CEO North Shore Surgical Associates) and

a Professor of Surgery at The Chicago Medical


Carol Sue is a flight attendant for American Airlines.

Incidentally, Dr. Hill is the Dr. Mark of Dr. Mark and

the Sutures - the popular Highland Park rock band.


From Page 13

the arrow-straight abandoned

right-of-way of the

now defunct North Shore

Line Interurban Electric

Railroad that runs adjacent

to the Union Pacific Metra

North tracks. The name is

quite appropriate for that

rail trail. It intersects all

previous winding trails,

and more importantly, is a

living connection with our

area’s history.”

Baer then provided information

accompanied by

maps and photos of how

this North Shore area grew

and those responsible for

its growth.

Following Baer’s talk

event, guests had a chance

to talk with Andrea Gruver

about bees she has

found on the GBT in her

research for her masters

degree in cooperation

with the Chicago Botanic

Garden and Northwestern


“We will continue to

support the trail in different

ways,” said Tiffany

Dolby, manager of the

Charles Schwab Winnetka

office. “We had fun

serving breakfast on Trail

Day. Sometimes we take

walks along the trail during

our lunch or a break.

It is so beautiful and


go figure



An intriguing number from this week’s edition

The time, in minutes, it took Highland

Park resident Matt Schmanski to finish

the North Shore School District 112

FUNd Run 5K. Check out some photos

the race on Page 12.

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Chocolate Cafe proves to be more

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life & arts the highland park landmark | October 17, 2019 | hplandmarkdaily.com

Coming back home

Highland Park native, author Peter Orner

speaks at library, Page 20s

Highland Park Players present new

dance classes, Page 17

Highland Park Players choreographer Jenna Schoppe (back center) leads a tap dance class, Oct. 7, at Highland Park’s West Ridge Center. Submitted photo

22 | October 17, 2019 | The highland park landmark faith


Faith Briefs

The Gathering

7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

Women 18 and up are

invited to join us for an

evening of connection

and encouragement. Help

yourself to appetizers,

hear from a speaker, and

enjoy a time of discussion.

We will engage topics that

will help spark meaningful

conversations and community.

Grab a friend, we

can’t wait to gather together.

Welcome Lunch

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Oct. 27. Join us for an informal

lunch after the 10

a.m. service in the lower

level Fellowship Hall.

We want to help you find

your next steps to discovering

life with God and to

connecting to the Christ

Chruch community.

The Forum

6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 11. The

Forum is a monthly gathering

for men to explore

real-world issues that matter

at home, at work and in

the community.

Lessons and Carols

7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 1. Join

us for our annual Lessons

and Carols concert at the

Lake Forest campus.

Weeknight Service

7-8 p.m. Thursdays,

church coffee bar. Weeknight

service is a place to

come, stay awhile, meet

people and then go make

a difference. For more

information, call (847)

234-1001 or email Brad at


Men’s Breakfast Group

6:30-7:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

Panera Bread, 1211

Half Day Road, Bannockburn.

For more information,

contact Sean at seansmith797@gmail.com.

Trinity Episcopal (425 Laurel Avenue,

Highland Park)

Sunday Schedule

8:45 a.m. – Fellowship

9 a.m. – Holy Eucharist,

St. Michael’s Chapel

10 a.m. Sunday School

(on the 1st and 3rd Sundays)

11 a.m. – Fellowship

Men’s Bible Study Group

9-10 a.m. Saturdays

Wednesday Service

9:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

with healing, St. Michael’s


A Safe Place

6 p.m. Thursdays - Guild


Men’s AA Meeting

8:30 p.m. Fridays

Makom Solel Lakeside (1301 Clavey

Road, Highland Park)

Torah Study

9:15 a.m. Saturdays

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El

(1175 Sheridan Road, Highland Park)

Keeper of the Flame


10 a.m. Nov. 3. Each

year the Men’s Club honors

a member that has

lived the mission of the

men’s club. Last year we

honored Michael Salberg

and this year’s winner will

be announced soon.

Writer’s Beit Midrash

9:30-11 a.m. every other

Wednesday, The NSS Beth

El Writer’s Beit Midrash

meets in the Maxwell Abbel

Library. All fiction,

non-fiction, poetry, memoir

and essay writers (published

or not yet published)

are welcome for discussions,

exercises, camaraderie

and critique. Contact

Rachel Kamin at rkamin@

nssbethel.org for more information

and to be added

to the mailing list.

Open Conversational


10-11 a.m. Sundays.

Practice Hebrew conversation

and reading informally

with other participants.

Free. For information,

contact Judy Farby at


Daily Minyan

8:45 a.m.; 7:30 p.m.


7:15 a.m.; 7:30 p.m.


7:15 a.m.; 6:15 p.m. Friday

Shabbat Service

6:15 p.m. Friday (Kabbalat


8:50 a.m. Shacharit

(Shabbat Morning)

10:30 a.m. Junior Congregation

(Grades 2-6)

10:45 a.m. Young Family

Service (families with

children first-grade age

and younger)

Immaculate Conception Parish (770

Deerfield Road, Highland Park)

Weekend Services

5 p.m. Saturdays

4-4:45 p.m. Sundays,


8 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. Sunday



4-4:45 p.m. Saturdays

Sunday Connection

Scripture Group

10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays,

The Sunday Connection

is a women’s discussion

group based on the

readings for the following

weekend liturgies. Coffee

and camraderie following

each session. Everyone

welcome, no sign-up necessary.

The group is located

in the church’s parish


Central Avenue Synagogue (874 Central

Ave., Highland Park)

Jewish Spirituality and

Mysticism Class

1:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Jewish Spirituality and

Mysticism Class open to

members and non members

discusses spiritual

applications of the weeks

Torah portion to contemporary

life. For more info

regarding other daytime

and evening classes please

call (847) 266-0770.

St. James Catholic Church (134 North

Ave., Highwood)

Catholic Charities Supper

6:30 p.m. Thursdays,

Parish Hall

Food Pantry

5:30-7 p.m. every Thursday,

lower level of school.

Worship Services

8 a.m. Monday through


8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays

8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sundays

Noon Sundays with a


Alcoholics Anonymous

7 p.m. Mondays in the


Submit information for The

Landmark’s Faith page to

Erin Yarnall at erin@hplandmark.com.

The deadline is

noon on Thursdays. Questions?

Call (847) 272-4565

ext. 34.

NSSRA purchases Lakeside Congregation property


Submitted Content

Northern Suburban

Special Recreation Association

(NSSRA) ended its

six-year search for a new

facility on Thursday, Aug.

29 when its purchase of

Lakeside Congregation for

Reform Judaism was made


Set back on Lake Cook

Road near the Edens Expressway,

the 5.5 acre

campus and 30,000 square

foot facility was put on the

market by Lakeside last

November in preparation

for its June 2019 merger

with Congregation Solel

(1301 Clavey Road). For

NSSRA, Lakeside’s location

is ideal, in the heart

of the northern suburbs

and central to NSSRA’s 13

partner agencies.

NSSRA serves approximately

1,800 children,

teens and adults with disabilities

living in its partner

communities throughout

the northern suburbs.

The programs and services

offered by NSSRA enhance

lives, foster friendships,

build skills, and

create the kinds of experiences

that make for fuller,

richer lives. With the distinction

as the first Special

Recreation Association in

the country, NSSRA has

been creating an environment

of belonging through

play since 1970.

“This is an important

step in our nearly 50-year

history,” NSSRA’s Executive

Director Craig Culp


Speaking on behalf

of the newly combined

synagogue, Makom Solel

Lakeside, Executive Director

Rick Schuster explained

that the sale of the

building to NSSRA has

brought a sense of comfort

to members of the Lakeside

Congregation community,

many of whom

harbored fond memories

of significant events spanning

several years if not

decades into the past.

“The opportunity to

preserve the building and

turn it over to a nonprofit

organization that provides

such outstanding services

for the community is of

immense value and is

consistent with our Judaic

teachings of tikkun olam

(repairing the world),”

Schuster said.

Roughly half of the

funds to purchase the

Lakeside came from a

capital reserve account

created in 2013 when NS-

SRA’s Board of Directors

identified the need for a

new facility. The remaining

finances needed were

provided thanks to significant

donations from a generous

NSSRA family and

NSSRA Foundation.

NSSRA hopes to begin

renovations in early 2020

and expects to transition

operations and programming

to the facility within

the next 12 to 18 months.

hplandmarkdaily.com Life & arts

the highland park landmark | October 17, 2019 | 23






from right)

leads a tap

class at


Park’s West

Ridge Center.




The classes run each Monday through October.

HPP choreographer teaches tap

moves during October classes



Erin Yarnall, Editor

For decades, the Highland

Park Players (HPP)

have been offering the

opportunity to experience

theater in a local setting

with several musical performances

per season.

This month, they’re debuting

a new opportunity

for local residents as regular

choreographer Jenna

Schoppe, who most recently

choreographed the organization’s

production of

“Mamma Mia,” is teaching

a series of tap dance classes

at Highland Park’s West

Ridge Center throughout

the month of October.

“The one thing that I

hear a lot from the people

who do our shows is that

they wish there would

be some more outlets to

dance,” Highland Park

Players President Brad

Rose said. “Specifically

dance, although I’ve heard

some interest in music

stuff as well.”

Rose said that “from

time to time,” the Players

put on workshops highlighting

different skills

used in their productions.

When they performed

“Avenue Q,” they put on a

workshop about puppetry.

“Over the last several

years, we’ve done some

big dance shows and a

lot of the community has

come to see it,” Rose said.

Every Monday throughout

the month of October,

the Players are hosting

the classes, from 8-9 p.m.

The cost for each class is

$15, plus a $2 service fee

for attendees who sign up


The class is open to anyone

who wants to come,

although Schoppe said the

class is best suited for students

who have taken tap

classes previously, and attendance

at previous HPPhosted

classes throughout

the month is not necessary.

“This one moves at a

quick clip,” Schoppe said.

“But it’s there to be fun. If

you’re not a professional

tap dancer, you’ll have fun

at the class, but it’s not for

your first time strapping on

tap shoes.”

Rose believes that attendees

will not only benefit

from what they learn

at the class, but also the

experience of working

with Schoppe, who he

has worked with over the

course of two productions

at Highland Park Players.

“It’s a lot of fun,” Rose

said. “[Schoppe] is the

best to work with. I’ve

worked with a lot of choreographers,

and she is absolutely

right at the top —

her professionalism, she’s

so easy to work with and

she’s a lot of fun.”

The Highland Park

Players have been a part of

the community since 1988,

and hope to continue to offer

a variety of classes and

opportunities for the community

to be involved in in

the future.

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Highland Park native returns home to talk about short story collection

Doug Rapp

Freelance Reporter

It was a literary homecoming

of sorts.

Peter Orner, a prize-winning

writer from Highland

Park, spoke at the Highland

Park Public Library

Tuesday night. Sponsored

by the Baum Family Fund,

the event was part of the

library’s Meet The Author!

Series and included local

author Francine Arenson

Dickman with moderator

Alex Gordon.

“We have hosted Peter

on previous occasions

and were thrilled to welcome

him back,” said Beth

Keller, marketing specialist

with the library. “He’s

such an accomplished author

and the fact that he

is a Highland Park native

made it even more special

to be able to include him in

Upcoming Meet-the-

Author events at the

Highland Park Public


• Oct. 28, Nelson and

Alex DeMille, “The


• Oct. 31, Heather

Morris, “Cilka’s


• Nov. 14, Landis Blair,

“The Envious Siblings:

And Other Morbid

Nursery Rhymes”

our author series.

Orner, a graduate of

Highland Park High

School, now teaches at

Dartmouth College. The

author of three story collections,

two novels and

essay collection, he was

promoting his latest collection,

“Maggie Brown

& Others,” which Booklist

called “hilarious and poignant.”

Dickman was promoting

her novel, “Chuckerman

Makes A Movie,” a comedic

novel about a man who

tries to turn his life around

by writing a movie about

his childhood.

When Orner was asked

why his latest book was a

collection of short stories,

he said he feels like he’s

“always defending the

short story” against demand

for novels and nonfiction.

“A brief story can have a

lot of power,” Orner said,

saying the short-story form

shouldn’t be dismissed.

He said “Maggie Brown

& Others,” which contains

44 stories, is not a tight

collection but goes in different

directions with lots

of characters.

Orner said his stories

start with a place and

that “geography becomes


Even though his Highland

Park childhood home

is gone, it still exists in

memory—and memory

plus place creates “a fusion

for fiction,” he said.

Having taught at universities

all over the U.S.,

Orner spent many years

in California teaching at

San Francisco State University.

He said he had

to move away from California

to write about it,

similar to moving away

from the Midwest, which

he revisits in a few stories

in “Maggie Brown & Others.”

“[It] is a novella and

story collection set in California,

Chicago, Highland

Park and Massachusetts,”

Orner said in an interview

with The Landmark. “It’s

about memory and the

stories we can’t seem to

ever shake, and about the

people we can’t seem to

forget, even when we want


Orner said he completed

many of these stories while

he and his family lived in

Namibia in 2017-2018,

when he was a Fulbright

Scholar. He said he took

the time to concentrate on

the unfinished stories that

eventually became his latest


As for what he’s working

on next, Orner said he

was a bit “superstitious” to

talk about works in progress

but said maybe fiction

related to Los Angeles and

another book of essays.

The former Guggenheim

Fellowship recipient

then read one of his stories

titled “Two Lawyers,”

about a lawyer who awkwardly

seduces the widow

of his deceased friend.

Early in the reading,

someone accidentally hit

the dimmer switch and the

lights lowered to darkness

in the auditorium.

“Well, that was dramatic,”

Orner said, drawing

laughs as the lights went

back up.

During the question

and answer session, Orner

credited many Highland

Park High School teachers

with setting him on the

path to become a writer,

including retired teacher

Hazel Herzog, who was in


Orner was asked how it

felt to return to Namibia

since he had lived there in

the 1990s as well. He said

it was good to see how the

country progressed and to

connect with fellow teachers

he knew there.

“It was incredibly gratifying

to return,” Orner


Judging by the enthusiastic

reception he received

at the book signing, the

old friends congregating

around him and Orner’s

enduring smile, it must

have been incredibly gratifying

to return to Highland

Park as well.

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The Art Center to welcome documentary

filmmaker Bob Hercules

Submitted Content

As part of their continuing

Sunday Salon series

of events, The Art Center

Highland Park will present

Bob Hercules, documentary

producer and director

on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2


This free event will include

scenes and selections

from several of his


“We picked Bob for this

series after I met him at

his film, ‘Maya Angelou:

And Still I Rise’, during

a screening at the Renaissance

Place Cinema in

Highland Park,” The Art

Center Executive Director

James Lynch said. “He

struck me as an inspiring

story teller.”

The Sunday Salon series

is new to TACHP and will

feature artist panels in discussion,

dance troupes like

Chicago’s Visceral Dance

Company, play and poetry

readings and more programs

designed to interest

and entertain the community.


Hercules lives in Evanston

and works in and

around Chicagoland, except

when he’s on location,

as he was when he directed

the film “The Gate,

The Dawn of the Baha’i

Faith,” with locations in

southern Spain. His work

has been seen widely on

PBS, Discovery Channel,

IFC, TLC and in film festivals

around the world.

He is also co-owner of

Media Process Group, a

Chicago-based production


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the highland park landmark | October 17, 2019 | 25

Northbrook chocolate shop, eatery expands beyond international chain

Erin Yarnall, Editor

Leonidas Chocolate


1348 Shermer Road,


(847) 686-0100

8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-


Leonidas Kestekides

first made his name known

on an international stage

at the 1910 World’s Fair,

in which the Greek sweetmaker

presented his pastries

to the world and won

a bronze medal.

In the past century, his

name and his food has

spread even further as the

Leonidas chocolate brand

has expanded to more than

30 countries.

The Leonidas chain operates

more than 1,000 locations

— with more than

450 stores in Belgium and

Luxembourg and 290 in


But they have “very

few stores” in the United

States, according to Marie

Douailly, who co-owns

three locations in the Chicago

area, including one

in Northbrook, with her


Douailly first opened a

Leonidas Chocolate shop

nearly 18 years ago in Wilmette,

which closed eight

years after it opened.

She continued to open

up locations around the

Chicago area, including

one near the Magnificent

Mile, before opening up

the Northbrook shop.

“When you see a Leonidas,

they are owned by

different people, it’s not

too corporate,” Douailly, a

native of northern France,


Douailly said she was

encouraged by her husband

to open up a Leonidas because

she loved purchasing

the shop’s chocolate

when she went to visit her

family in France.

“My husband said ‘Every

time we go to France,

you run to Belgium to buy

like 20 pounds of chocolate,’”

Douailly said.

She joked that when

they would return to the

United States, she would

eat all of the chocolate

herself instead of giving it

away as a gift, as the husband

and wife intended.

While the couple opened

up their first shop solely as

a location to sell Leonidas

chocolate, their customers

soon began to request

coffee to go along with

their sweets, and pastries

after that. From then on,

the menu kept growing to

what it is today.

“At that time, we didn’t

even have a pastry chef,”

Douailly said.

Now, they employ pastry

chef Megan McGovern,

who makes all of the

three location’s pastries at

their Evanston location.

“We try to stay very

French and stick to what

we know,” Douailly said

of the cafe’s menu. “The

idea was to make a few

little crepes, no big deal,

but this store in the last

three years exploded in


Last week, a group of

22nd Century Media editors

stopped by Leonidas

Chocolate Cafe to sample

some of the food and talk

to Douailly about her shop.

We were given some of

the shop’s seasonal drinks

to start with. I sampled the

warm apple cider ($4.75),

which is served with a

flavorful cinnamon stick

and an apple ring. Two of

The bakery’s macarons ($2.25 each) are made in a

variety of flavors.

my colleagues went for

the pumpkin spice latte

($3.70 for a small), topped

with a heaping amount of

whipped cream.

Another seasonally inspired

choice was the fall

special croissant sandwich

($7.75). The sandwich is a

croissant, sliced horizontally

in half, filled with turkey,

melted brie and cranberry


The restaurant features

several sandwiches on

their menu, including the

croque madame ($9.45),

a traditional French sandwich

with white bread

covered in melted Swiss,

Gruyère and Bechamel

cheeses, filled with ham.

The sandwich is topped

with a fried egg.

We were able to sample

one of the cafe’s crepe options

— pomme ($7.95)

filled with sauteed apples,

caramel and cinnamon,

and topped with ice cream

and whipped cream.

In addition to the sweet

crepes, all of which are

served with whipped

cream, according to

Douailly, the menu also

has a wide selection of savory


It wasn’t possible to

leave Leonidas Chocolate

Cafe without sampling

some of the pastries, including


macarons ($2.25 each) or

some of the shop’s namesake



–Chicago Theatre Review

by Jane Anderson



OCT 20



Leonidas’ fall-special croissant sandwich ($7.75) is

filled with turkey, melted brie and cranberry sauce.

Photos by Jason Addy/22nd Century Media





–Daily Herald

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north shore puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku

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

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur


1. Drops off

5. Cross-country and


9. Bookstore section

14. Genealogical


15. Alpaca habitat

16. Desert watering


17. Stop!

18. Aces, sometimes

19. Paul’s ex

20. Take a fair and

generous position

23. Eye

24. Environmental

word form

25. Georgia capital

29. Dean’s e-mail

address ender

30. Low-tech missile

33. Spicy cuisine

34. Passing by

36. Outback birds

37. Reason for a bib

39. Put on board

40. Late 19th century

saloon feature

42. Attach, as a

name tag

43. Superlative add


44. Color

45. Harbor town

47. Beer bash buy

48. Puppy bark

49. One of the

North Shore Metra


55. Persona non ___

57. Story starter

58. Goatee’s home

60. Oregon state


61. Energetic one

62. Sandwich shop

63. ___ were the


64. Purposes

65. Hip


1. The utmost degree

2. Saudi, for example

3. Cosmos star

4. ___ record

5. Animal tracks

6. Obi-Wan ___

7. Put out

8. Figure (out)

9. Beverage container

company based in

Lake Forest

10. Capital known as

the “City of a Thousand


11. It ____ right

12. Banking group, for


13. “Life __ Highway”:

1992 Tom Cochrane hit

21. Help, financially

___ on

22. Foot-operated lever

25. In ___ parts

26. Speed ___

27. A person of Greenland

28. Wear

29. Rock group from

the 70s

30. Baby grand, e.g.

31. Witch’s place

32. Bond, for one

34. Mighty long time

35. Boat parking lot

37. Moolah

38. Fully ripe egg

41. 1997 Michael

Douglas film

42. “Hair” producer


45. Harmonized

46. Large sea ducks

47. Tailed toys

49. Angel’s prop

50. Opera house seating

51. Soon

52. Current choice

53. Stat start

54. Narc’s unit

55. Clock std.

56. Cheerleader’s cheer

59. Zilch

How to play Sudoku

Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of

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

and box must contain each of the numbers

1 to 9.

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What: 4 Bedroom, 3.1


Amenities: This inviting

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Michelle Nava

Nava is a senior runner on the Highland

Park girls cross-country team.

How did you get started running


I started off in middle school running in

Northwood for fun. I was really passionate

about soccer, but as the years went on,

I felt more of that passion for running, it’s

such an amazing sport.

What is your favorite part of


The team aspect, I’ve got to say. When

you think of cross-country, you think

moreof an individual sport, but it’s such

a mentally tough sport. Having your

teammates there supporting you is an

amazing feeling, being around strong

women who really push you is an amazing


What is the most challenging part

of cross-country?

Being in those races where you have

to push past those boundaries, those moments

are really tough, but I think that’s

what makes the sport amazing.

What’s the best coaching advice

you’ve ever gotten?

Just run my race, run the way I know

how to run and just get after it.

Do you have any pre-game rituals

or superstitions?

I have this playlist that’s just really energetic

music. I listen to is on the way to

the meet and every morning before the

race, I like to have apples, almond butter

and peanut butter.

If you could play another sport

besides cross-country, what would

it be?

Soccer. As a little kid, my older brother

and sister both played soccer. It’s such a

team-driven sport where you really have

to work hard as a team.

22nd CENTURY MEdia File Photo

What is your favorite place to eat?

I got to say Jin28 in Fort Sheridan. My

parents and I go there quite often, I love

the food there

Who is your favorite athlete?

Emma Abrahamson. She was a former

D-I runner for Oregon. She battled

through injuries and setbacks and had that

journey where she was passionate about

running but then she was quetioning if she

should continue running. I thought that

was a relatable journey and so real, I was

impressed by that.

If you won the lottery, what’s the

first thing you would buy?

That’s a really hard question. I think I

would buy a track, have my own track and

my own place where I can do my workouts

and just run.

If you could travel anywhere in the

world, where would you go?

I would want to go to Venice. I’ve seen

so many pictures, it’s gorgeous, such a

beautiful place. I’ve never been there, I

think it would be a great place to go.

Interview by Sports Editor Nick Frazier

The Varsity: North Shore Podcast

Guys recap another week of football

Staff Report

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 seventh week of football. They

recap each of the area team’s games, are

joined by Glenbrook North football head

coach Matt Purdy about a proposal to

change football’s postseason, play Way/

No Way with girls volleyball, preview the

next week’s games and talk some boys

and girls golf.

First Quarter

The three recap the seventh week of action.

Second Quarter

Spartans coach Purdy joins the guys

to talk about the proposed change to the

football postseason.


IHSA Regional

The Giants qualified four individuals for

sectionals on Oct. 7 in Arlington Heights.

Jared Grossman’s 76 led Highland Park,

while Ben Shamberg (79), Alex Finger

(79) and Adam Meitus (83) followed.


IHSA Regional

Emilia Schwenk and Ally Kovitz both

qualified for the sectional round as individuals

on Thursday, Oct. 10, at Buffalo

Grove. Schwenk carded an 80, and Kovitz

scored an 85.


CSL Invitational

The Giants took home the CSL North

division title on Saturday, Oct. 12, at

Maine East High School.


Barrington 7, Lake Forest 1

Sarah Matthews stopped 84 percent of

the shots she faced for the co-op Scouts

on Sunday, Oct. 13.

Find the varsity

Twitter: @NorthShorePreps

Facebook: @thevarsitypodcast

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Download: Soundcloud, iTunes,

Stitcher, TuneIn, PlayerFM, more

Third Quarter

The guys move on to Way/No Way,

where they make some predictions with

girls volleyball.

Fourth Quarter

With week eight next, the three preview

and make some predictions on the next set

of games.


The guys recap how the area boys and

girls golf teams did at their sectionals and

preview the state tournament.

high school highlights

The rest of the week in high school sports


Highland Park 2, Maine East 0 (25-21,


Izzy Cohen had six kills, and Kayla

Keats had 12 digs in the Giants’ win on

Oct. 7.


Highland Park 2, Naperville North 0

Sabrina Stefani and Kate Saunders

found the back of the net for the Giants

on Oct. 7.


Glenbrook North 2, Highland Park 1

The Giants came up short versus the

Spartans on Oct. 7.

New Trier 4, Highland Park 1

Lula Astudillo scored the Giants’ lone

goal in the CSL Crossover game on

Thursday, Oct. 10.


Vernon Hills 122, Highland Park 64

The Giants came up short versus the

Cougars on Friday, Oct. 11.

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This Week In …




■Oct. ■ 18 - hosts Deerfield,

7 p.m.

Field Hockey

Giants get wake-up call in regular-season finale

Nick Frazier, Sports Editor



■Oct. ■ 17 - hosts Lane Tech,

4:45 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 19 - IHSA Regional,

12 p.m.


■Oct. ■ 17 - at Niles North,

6 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 21 - at Loyola, 6 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 22 - hosts Deerfield,

6 p.m.


■Oct. ■ 18 - IHSA Sectional,

1 p.m.



■Oct. ■ 18 - at Deerfield, 5


■Oct. ■ 19 - invitational at

Maine South, 11 a.m.


■Oct. ■ 23 - at Evanston, 8



■Oct. ■ 19 - playoffs, TBD


■Oct. ■ 19 - IHSA state

championship, TBD


■Oct. ■ 19 - CSL Invitational

at Glenbrook South, 8:30



■Oct. ■ 19 - CSL Invitational

at Glenbrook South, 8:30


■Oct. ■ 22 - invitational at

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Highland Park coach

Joe Achino hopes his

team’s final regular season

game will help them in the

long run.

The Giants fell 1-0 to

Evanston on Thursday,

Oct. 10, at Wolters Field,

giving Highland Park a

10-7 record as it prepares

for the postseason. The

Wildkits scored late in the

first half, and the Giants

couldn’t recover.

“We just got outworked

tonight,” Achino said.

“Evanston did a great job,

they’re much improved

from years past, they

worked hard. The ball

bounces the way of the

team that’s working really

hard and they did, they got

that goal and that was it,

they protected the lead and

did a nice job.”

The first 20 minutes

of play were quiet, until

Highland Park earned the

first penalty corner of the

game at the 19:19 mark of

the opening half.

The Giants couldn’t

capitalize, and Evanston

earned back-to-back penalties

a few minutes later.

Though Highland Park

kept the ball out of its net

in the first penalty, they

couldn’t for the second

one, and the Wildcats took

a 1-0 lead with 6:49 left in

the half.

Highland Park earned

one more penalty corner

later in the half, but were

unable to convert.

The second half was

more of the same, as the

Giants struggled to create

scoring chances. Their

best opportunity 12 minutes

into the half, but the

ball was knocked out of

mid-air by the Evanston


Ella Kaplan sends the ball downfield in the Giants 1-0 loss to Evanston on Thursday, Oct. 10., at Wolters Field. Nick

Frazier/22nd Century Media

Maddie Gordon, Ella

Kaplan and Kate Saunders

played well against the


“Those three have continually

worked hard all

year from start to finish,”

Achino said. “They play

the whole game, they work

hard, and they’re trying to

set a trend for the rest of

the program.”

Achino says Thursday’s

game featured a different

Highland Park team

than the one that won 10

of 12 games in the middle

of the season. The Giants’

two losses in that stretch

were to Glenbrook South

and Loyola, two of the top

programs in the state. Both

losses were 1-0 affairs.

The Giants have had

great efforts and tough

losses all season, and

Achino believes the loss

to Evanston will serve as a

wake-up call for a program

still searching for its firstever

postseason win.

“This is a good wake-up

call, the last week or two

we have not been playing

up to what we had been at

the beginning of the year,

and I think it’s better now

than next week or the first

round of the playoffs,”

Achino said. “Definitely a

wake-up call.”

The skill is there on the

Giants’ roster, now the

team needs to outwork its

opponents to get that first

playoff victory. Playoff

seeding will likely come

out next week.

“When you don’t work

as hard as the other team

your skill levels out a little

bit,” Achino said. “We’ve

seen that when we’ve

come out and outwork

Hannah Frazer follows the Wildkits forward.

teams, our skill is really

elevated. We did a lot of

things tonight that I’m not

use to seeing, so the skill

is there, it’s just trying to

figure a few things out and

make sure that the work

ethic is there with it.”

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the highland park landmark | October 17, 2019 | 37

Highland Park martial arts studio celebrates 30 years in business

Erin Yarnall, Editor

Years ago, when Highwood

native Sung Chung

pictured his future, he envisioned

“a pretty wife, a big

house and a Mercedes.”

He went to school to be

an engineer and make a lot

of money.

While he admittedly has

the pretty wife, Chung’s

life turned out different

than he planned. He gave

up his youthful dream for

something he deems more

important — the ability

to give back to society the

best way he knows, by

teaching martial arts.

“I think most people

should look at maybe their

lifeline and kind of see

where they want to go with

their life,” Chung said. “Do

you want to be an individual

that takes from society?

Or do you want to be an

individual that gives to society?”

So he opened up Lakeview

Martial Arts in Highland

Park 30 years ago, and

has never regretted it.

Chung began taking

martial arts lessons when

he was 3 years old, living

in Korea. He continued

when his family moved to

the United States, settling


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with a time of 23:25.7,

while Sofia Amster (57th),

Karime Beltran (58th) and

Suzanne Schott (59th)

displayed excellent pack

running on the muddy


Highland Park was without

top runner Michelle

Nava, a senior captain who

has gotten stronger and

stronger all season.

“She has been really

in Highwood.

He took classes with

Master Suk, who operated

different locations in Highwood

and then Highland

Park before Chung decided

to open up his own space.

Chung said that a lot

of businesses don’t make

it past few years, and he

feels lucky to have made it

three decades. He attributes

his success to “not being


“I don’t think you can

be wealthy teaching discipline,”

Chung said. “So I

gave it up, and when I gave

it up it freed me up to do

what I wanted, which was

to get people healthy, confident

and teach kids how to

be brave and strong.”

Highland Park resident

Max Novack started attending

classes at Lakeview

Martial Arts more than

a decade ago. Novack said

he had participated in martial

arts in his 20s, but then

“life happened.”

Approximately 30 years

after Novack stopped taking

martial arts classes, he

underwent a “major operation,”

and was looking for a

way to get back into shape

after it. Then he found

Lakeview Martial Arts.

running and training hard

and is looking to continue

her career at a few

Division-III schools after

the season,” Giants coach

Curt Hanson said. “We’re

excited about that.”

The Giants have strong

freshman and sophomore

classes, which bodes well

for the future. Beltran is a

freshman, and Amster is a

sophomore. Madina Nasirov

is another freshman

who joined the team a few

weeks into the season.

“The first thing I said

to [Chung] was ‘Do you

take old guys?’ and he

said ‘Yeah, we’ll take old

guys,’” Novack said.

While he initially only

planned to stay for a few

months, as he got back

into shape, he quickly fell

back in love with martial

arts, and after more than

a decade with Chung, has

worked his way up to a

black belt.

“Many schools wouldn’t

take me because of my

age,” Novack said. “Other

schools, you get a black

belt after two years. I consider

this place the real


Chung said that hearing

Novack and other students’

kind words about

Lakeview Martial Arts is

incredibly “rewarding,”

adding that his martial

arts students become “like

family” to him and to each


“I just sent a bunch of

kids to college that used to

be students here,” Chung

said. “It’s heartbreaking.”

Students at Lakeview

Martial Arts meet for classes

“at least twice a week,”

according to Chung. He

teaches martial arts at three

“I’ve been very pleased

with our underclassmen, I

think they’ve really grown

a lot and learned at the

same time,” Hanson said.

The Giants next turn

their attention to the conference

meet next weekend,

and will look to continue

improving with a

young core of runners.

“It’s been a good season,”

Hanson said. “We’re

growing, we’re competing

and working hard each


Highland Park business owner Sung Chung stands in Lakeview Martial Arts, his martial

arts studio that he has owned and operated for 30 years. Erin Yarnall/22CM

levels — preschool, beginner

and advanced.

“I think most people, if

you ask a kid if they want

to be a good kid or a bad


kid, they all want to say

they want to be a good

person. There’s a road for

that,” Chung said. “It takes

a lot of discipline. If you




smack me, a good person

would not smack back. It’s

hard, it’s discipline. That’s

the philosophy. That’s why

I do what I do.”




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school teams. Sports

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38 | October 17, 2019 | The highland park landmark sports


Giants stay undefeated in CSL North with win over Niles North


Leah Vann

Freelance Reporter

The first two drives

of Highland Park's win

over Niles North on Friday,

Oct. 11, at Wolters

Field set the stage for a

shootout, but the Giants

quickly (4-3 overall, 3-0

conference) ran away

with a 57-25 victory behind

four touchdowns by

junior fullback Giovanni


The Giants are making

their case for the playoffs,

and Friday night's victory

adds fuel to the fire going

into the matchups against

Deerfield (5-2, 2-1) and

Maine West (6-1, 3-0) to

close out the regular season.

“Niles North is a dangerous

team every time we

play them,” Giants coach

David Lindquist said. "We

just had to keep playing.

That first drive where they

got their touchdown came

after a great kickoff return

by their guy and set themselves

up for a lot of success.

We made some adjustments

and went from


On the third play of the

game, Volpentesta found

the hole up the middle,

accelerating downfield

for a 56-yard touchdown

run. Junior Max Mauer

added to that score with a

2-point conversion to put

the Giants up 8-0.

“We kind of found a

soft spot we thought we

could take advantage of,”

Lindquist said. “Giovanni

is our No. 1 guy getting

the ball off that edge.”

The Vikings (2-5, 0-3)

answered quickly with a

15-yard touchdown run,

but the Giants made sure

Niles North didn’t see the

end zone again until the

CSL North standings

Maine West 6-1

overall, 3-0 conf.

Highland Park 4-3, 3-0

Deerfield 5-2, 2-1

Vernon Hills 4-3, 1-2

Niles North 2-5, 0-3

Maine East 0-7, 0-3

second half.

Volpentesta scored his

remaining three touchdowns

in similar fashion,

scoring on 20-, 50- and

68-yard touchdown runs.

Volpentesta finished the

half with 239 yards rushing.

“The linemen were

blocking amazingly,

the wide receivers were

blocking amazingly, so

the corners wouldn’t come

down on me,” Volpentesta

said. “I just read my holes

and I ran. Everything was

open, it was amazing.”

Sophomore Evan

Bloom had his turn next,

rolling to the outer edge

and spinning into the end

zone on a 13-yard touchdown

run to put the Giants

up 36-7 with 2:39 remaining

in the opening half.

Jaden Holzman’s interception

on Niles North's

next drive put them on

the Vikings’ 34-yard line.

Giants junior quarterback

David Crane then ran the

ball to the 12 before connecting

with Mauer on an

11-yard pass to put the

Giants within one yard of

extending their lead..

Mauer punched in the

final touchdown of the

half for a 43-7 halftime

advantage. Sam Fishman

knocked the ball free

from Vikings’ quarterback

Chris Bland’s grasp. Giants’

Erick De La Cruz

recovered it, giving the

Giants possession deep

in Vikings’ territory, but

Nate Cohen wraps up the Niles North quarterback in the Giants’ 57-25 win on Friday, Oct. 11, at Wolters Field.

Margo Grogan/22nd Century Media


the Giants were unable to


Even when Volpentesta

wasn't running the

ball, guys like Bloom and

Mauer were able to make

big plays for the Giants on

the ground.

“Evan is a really good

1 2 3 4 F

HP 16 27 7 7 57

NN 7 0 12 6 25

Three Stars of the game

1. Giovanni Volpentesta, RB — 239 rushing yards, 4 TD

2. Jaden Holzman, LB — 6 tackles, 1 INT

3. Max Mauer, WR — 2 TD

downhill runner so when

we want to run the ball

inside, we can trust he

can be a reliable player,”

Lindquist said. “Max is

another change-up in the

backfield for what we’re

doing with our quarterback,

we trust him to get

yards when we need him.”

The Vikings returned

with a 47-yard touchdown

reception in the second

half to make it 43-13. In

an effort to keep the momentum

going, the Niles

North recovered its own

onside kick, but nothing

came from the drive.

The Vikings scored two

more times late in the

third and fourth quarters,

but it was never enough

to keep the game close.

Mauer caught his second

touchdown reception

in the third quarter, then

Tyler Crann made the final

touchdown grab in

the fourth to wrap up the


Sam Fishman and Jaden

Holzman commanded the

Giants’ defense. Holzman

finished the game with

six tackles, including two

solo and one for a loss of

three while also grabbing

an interception. Fishman

finished the game with

three tackles, a sack and a

forced fumble.

“Every time we’ve gotten

physical is when we’ve

been successful,” Volpentesta

said. “Highland Park

is better than everyone

thinks. We’re coming to

win conference.”

hplandmarkdaily.com sports

the highland park landmark | October 17, 2019 | 39


Giants boys, girls teams continue improving


22nd century media file



Stars of the


1. Giovanni



frequent visitor

to this section,


rushed for 239

yards and four

touchdownds in

the win over Niles


2. Jason Polydoris

The junior

placed second

in the Wheeling

Invitaional on

Saturday, Oct.

12, with a time of


3. Emilia Schwenk

Schwenk’s 80 in

the IHSA Regional

led the Giants and

qualified her for


Nick Frazier, Sports Editor

Despite not having a

full squad, the Giants boys

cross-country team continued

to show signs of improvement

at the Wheeling

Invitational on Saturday,

Oct. 12, at Heritage Park.

Led by a runner-up finish

from junior Jason Polydoris

(15 minutes, 36.7

seconds) and a 16th-place

time from senior Corey

Fairchild (16:18.8), Highland

Park placed sixth out

of 15 teams. A few guys

were sick or unavailable

for the race, but Giants

coach Steve Buti was still

pleased with the boys who

overcame the rough course


“The guys who raced,

raced very well,” Buti said.

“It was super windy and

really muddy on the course

Game of the Week:

• Deerfield (5-2) at Highland Park (4-3)

Other matchups:

• Glenbrook South (3-4) at Maine South (5-2)

• Glenbrook North (3-4) at New Trier (3-4)

• Loyola (5-2) at Marian (5-2)

• Libertyville (3-4) at Lake Forest (4-3)

• Nazareth (6-1) at Notre Dame (7-0)

• Maine West (6-1) at Vernon Hills (4-3)

so times weren’t great. We

were just looking at how

they competed and where

they were position-wise

compared to the competition

to see what kind of

progress we’ve made for

the season.”

Last season, Polydoris

qualified for the Class 3A

state meet as a sophomore.

He’s been the team’s top

runner all year and finished

less than three seconds behind

the race winner.

“He beat some guys that

have run faster times than

him this season, so it was

a great measuring stick,”

Buti said. “His plan was to

stay with the leaders and

then with about a half mile

to go try to make a move.”

Behind Polydoris is a

mix of experienced runners

and new cross-country

athletes who continue




• Highland Park 35, Deerfield 32:

I’m sensing a shootout, with a

rejuvenated Giants squad holding

on at home.

• Maine South

• New Trier

• Loyola

• Lake Forest

• Nazareth

• Maine West



Sports Editor

• Highland Park 22, Deerfield 20:

The Giants offense has shined, but

it’s the defense that gives HP an

important fifth win.

• Maine South

• New Trier

• Loyola

• Lake Forest

• Notre Dame

• Maine West


to improve. Buti says this

was originally suppose to

be a rebuilding year for

the Giants, but things have

been coming along nicely.

Specifically, junior Max

Friedman, senior Max

Marmitt and freshman Angel

Zeferino have stepped

up to keep Highland Park

in contention.

“Guys are still starting

to run their best times,

especially the newer guys

that have never done

this before,” Buti said.

“They’re seeing this massive

improvement because

now they’re training at this

high level for an extended

period of time so those

times keep dropping.”

The Giants won the last

four Central Suburban

League North championships,

and will be aiming

for another in the conference

tournament next

weekend. Deerfield is

the lone conference team

Highland Park hasn’t defeated

this season.

After competing against

the CSL North’s best, the

Giants will turn their attention

to the regional

meet in hopes to advance

to sectionals, and perhaps

the state meet in Peoria.

Polydoris will likely compete

in the final race of the

year again, but Buti hopes

his other top runners can

join Polydoris.

“Improvement like

we’ve seen is a good sign

that we should be able to

get through sectionals as

a team,” Buti said. “If the

guys can continue to take

care of themselves and

stay healthy, we have that

outside chance that we can

put together our best team


Contributing Sports Editor

• Deerfield 17, Highland Park 14:

The Warriors pull off a close, critical

win on the road.

• Maine South

• New Trier

• Loyola

• Lake Forest

• Nazareth

• Maine West

33-16 37-12


Contributing Sports Editor

• Highland Park 17, Deerfield 14:

The Giants are healthy and looking

for a late playoff push.

• Maine South

• New Trier

• Loyola

• Lake Forest

• Nazareth

• Maine West

Corey Fairchild during

the Wheeling Invitational

on Saturday, Oct. 12, at

Heritage Park in Wheeling.

Photo submitted

race on that day.”

The Giants girls team

also competed at the

Wheeling Invitational.

Naomi Ephraim led Highland

Park, placing 53rd

Please see Giants, 37


Contributing Editor

• Deerfield 24, Highland Park 21:

The Warriors get a tough road win

in the latest matchup of the always

entertaining District 113 rivalry.

• Maine South

• New Trier

• Loyola

• Lake Forest

• Nazareth

• Maine West

Listen Up

“Highland Park is better than everyone thinks. We’re coming to

win conference.”

Giovanni Volpentesta — Giants fullback after his team’s win over Niles North.

Tuning In

What to Watch this Week

FOOTBALL: The Giants host Deerfield in a

rivalry game with playoff implications.

Kickoff at Wolters Field is at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct.



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35 - Athlete of the Week

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Nick

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Highs and Lows

Giants falter in regular-season

finale, Page 36

Giants improve playoff chances with

win over Niles North, Page 30

Giovanni Volpentesta shakes off a pair of Niles North defenders in the Giants’ 57-25 win on Friday, Oct. 11, at Wolters Field. Margo Grogan/22nd Century Media

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