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Armchair Travels -

Canada’s Eastern Shores

1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Wilmette

Library, 1242 Wilmette

Ave. Join pro travelers

Barbara Sugden and

Ron Vargason in exploring

Canada’s eastern shores.


Community Art Show

6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 8,

Wilmette Public Library,

1242 Wilmette Ave. Opening

reception of “True

Colors.” Join the library

for the opening of our true

colors themed fall art show

featuring local artists.


Pumpkin Composting

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 9,

Wilmette Village Hall

parking lot, 1200 Wilmette

Ave. Pitch in to reduce

landfill-generated methane

by composting your pumpkins

and gourds. Painted

pumpkins are permitted.

No candles or decorations,

please. Sponsored by Go

Green Wilmette and the

Village of Wilmette. Details

at: gogreenwilmette.


Political divide talk

2-4 p.m. Nov. 9, Wilmette

Library, 1242 Wilmette

Ave. “How to talk

Across the Political Divide

- A Skills Workshop

led by Better Angels.” In

our current polarized political

environment, many

people avoid or dread political

conversations with

friends or family members

whose politics differ from

their own. Registration required.


Salaam-Shalom Music


2-3 p.m. Nov. 10, Wilmette

Public Library,

1242 Wilmette Ave. The

Salaam-Shalom Music

Project comprises distinguished

artists from Chicago’s

Maxwell Street

Klezmer Band and the

Arab, Christian and Muslim

professional musician



Veterans Day Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Nov. 11, Avoca

West Elementary, 235

Beech Drive, Glenview.

The Avoca students invite

all veterans and their families

to attend the annual

Veterans Day Breakfast in

gratitude for your service.

Doors open at 8:30, breakfast

is served at 9 a.m.

RSVP (847) 724-6800,

though walk-ins are welcome.


Assessor’s Tax Calendar


7 p.m. Nov. 12, New

Trier Township offices,

739 Elm St., Winnetka.

Jan Churchwell, New

Trier Township assessor,

and Deputy Assessor Len

Shifflett will present the

annual tax calendar review.

Besides addressing

when your tax bills will

be due, the presentation

will highlight the times

when homeowners may

file for exemptions, renew

existing exemptions, and

appeal their property’s assessed

value. The presentation

is free and residents

are invited.

Avoca District 37 Finances

& Budget

7 p.m. Nov. 12 and 9

a.m. Nov. 13, Marie Murphy

School, 2921 Illinois

Road, Wilmette. Join the

district for a brief presentation

on Avoca’s financial

status, financial projections,

and the need for a

budget framework. After

the presentation, attendees

will collaborate to provide

the Board input on how to

prioritize budget decisions

in order to improve the

District’s financial position.


Fashion Show

7-9:30 p.m. Nov. 13,

Westmoreland Country

Club, 2601 Old Glenview

Road. Annual fundraiser

for D39 Educational Foundation.

Tickets are $85.

Complimentary wine until

7:45 p.m. Includes hors

d’oeuvres. For more information,

call (847) 853-

3939 or email d39found@



Friday Night Jazz

7-8 p.m. Nov. 15, Wilmette

Library, 1242 Wilmette.

Concert featuring

standard classics, Broadway

favorites & original

works by Ron Surace.

Eating For Your Planet and

Your Health

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

What we eat affects both

the planet and our health.

Dr. Ashwani Garg, Nancy

Delveaux and Lucy Milling

will share their knowledge

of the benefits of a

plant-based diet, including

cooking suggestions.

Details at: gogreenwilmetteinfo.org.


Books Down Under

Hours vary, Wilmette

Public Library, 1242 Wilmette

Ave. Friends of the

Wilmette Public Library

has the only bookstore in

town. Books Down Under

is a used bookstore on the

Library’s Lower Level.

Donated books are sold at

bargain prices and book

sales support library programs,

events, art installations

and materials. Books

Down Under has expanded

their hours. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday;

9 a.m.-5 p.m. and

7-8:45 p.m. Tuesday and

Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Type 1 Diabetes Lounge

7 p.m., second Wednesday,

Wilmette Public

Library, 1242 Wilmette

Ave. The Type 1 Diabetes

Lounge provides a supportive

social network

with monthly programs

provided by medical and

technical professionals

with topics such as research

updates, cuttingedge

technologies, management

techniques and

lifestyle issues. Connect

with peers to exchange

information, feelings and

ideas for creative problem

solving. Find out more at


World War II Veterans’


10-11:30 a.m., third

Wednesday of every

month, Wilmette Public

Library, 1242 Wilmette

Ave., Wilmette. World War

II veterans gather for lively


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conversation and plentiful

coffee. Participants rarely

miss a meeting. Newcomers

are welcome.

Observation Days

By appointment, weekdays,

Rose Hall Montessori

School, 1140 Wilmette

Ave., Wilmette.

Observation days are held

every day at Rose Hall, so

call the school to schedule

an appointment.

Observe a classroom,

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learn about how a Montessori

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Tuesday Tours, Baker

Demonstration School

By appointment, 9-10

a.m., Tuesdays, Baker

Demonstration School,

201 Sheridan Road, Wilmette.

Baker welcomes parents

to schedule an appointment

to see their

Pre-kindergarten through

eighth-grade classrooms

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while school is in session.

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Wilmette District 39 Board of Education

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 9 days ago

Kindergarten enrichment program approved for Central, Harper

Todd Marver

Freelance Reporter

Kindergarten students

at two of the four elementary

schools in Wilmette

School District 39 will

have the opportunity to

enroll in kindergarten enrichment

next school year.

The school board considered

two options for

kindergarten enrichment

next school year at its

Monday, Oct. 28 meeting.

It ultimately provided direction

to district administration

to open kindergarten

enrichment to Central

and Harper students only

in the 2020-21 school year

with hopeful launch of the

program district-wide in

the 2021-22 school year.

Kindergarten students at

these two schools would

attend the existing halfday

program in the morning

and could choose to

participate in the optional

enrichment program at

Central or Harper in the

afternoon. The program,

known as KEEP39 (Kindergarten

Enrichment &

Enhancement Program),

requires a fee of $6,460.

“We are very excited

to have found a feasible

solution to the community’s

desire for additional

opportunities for our kindergarten

students,” said

Superintendent Dr. Kari

Cremascoli in a press

release sent out by the

district Oct. 29. “While

we remain confident that

we will continue to meet

the comprehensive needs

of our students through

our half-day kindergarten

program, we believe

that KEEP39 will provide

families an option for

high-quality supplemental

programming that will

offer tremendous enrichment

opportunities for our

youngest learners.”

The other option the

board considered was

opening kindergarten enrichment

registration to

Central and Harper students

first with a lottery

for any remaining spots

to McKenzie and Romona

students. In that scenario,

the McKenzie and Romona

students who get a

spot in kindergarten enrichment

through the lottery

would attend morning

kindergarten at Harper

or Central since afternoon

kindergarten enrichment

will only be at those two

schools next school year.

They would then move

on to their home school,

McKenzie or Romona,

for first through fourth

grades. The majority of

the board felt there would

be too much uncertainty

involved with McKenzie

and Romona families in

doing a lottery.

Board member Jon Cesaretti

felt that parents

need to know where their

students are attending

school as soon as possible

and a lottery would prolong

that process.

“I think expectations

need to be settled for the

parents on where their

kids are going to go to

school sooner than later,”


A brief recap of School Board action from Oct. 28

• The board approved summer enrichment and

Lechner Early Education fees. Tuition for the

summer 2020 enrichment program will not be

increased, but the Lechner Early Education tuition

will be increased for the 2020-21 school year to

$4,665 for the 5 day a week program and $3,745

for the 4 day a week program.

• The board approved the 2019-20

superintendent/district goals.

• The board approved the personnel report.

he said.

Board member Ellen

Sternweiler felt that

McKenzie and Romona

families could face a second

disappointment if not

chosen for the lottery after

the first disappointment of

kindergarten enrichment

being at only Harper and

Central next school year.

“I know they were disappointed

the first time

when we had to pick two

schools,” she said. “It was

a hard decision and it just

had to be made. I see two

disappointments if we do

this instead of just the first

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Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 9 days ago

North Shore first responders presented with lifesaving awards

Neil Milbert

Freelance Reporter

A heartwarming presentation

of Life Saving Awards by

Kenilworth Police Chief Dave

Miller began the Monday, Oct.

28 meeting of the Kenilworth

Board of Trustees.

Making the presentations even

more meaningful and emotional

was the presence of the man

whose life was saved, Jeff Mc-

Bride, and his wife, Donna.

In mid-September, the couple

came from their home in Basking

Ridge, N.J. to attend his

Sears School 50th reunion.

On Sept. 15, the morning after

the reunion, Jeff, John Hart, Jim

Lawson, Tom McElin and Mark

Klein were playing basketball

when suddenly Jeff collapsed.

Miller recounted what transpired

when Donna rushed to her

fallen husband and determined

that he wasn’t breathing and had

no detectable pulse:

“Tom McElin and Mark Klein

immediately went for their

phones to call 911. John Hart

immediately started performing

CPR with Jim Lawson’s support.

911 Telecommunicator

Matt Rutledge received the call

and calmly walked Jeff’s friends

through emergency medical dispatch

protocols to assess Jeff’s

condition and provide instruction

while Police and Fire were

being dispatched.

“Upon arrival of Kenilworth

Police Sergeant Oscar Padilla

and Winnetka Police Officer

Aaron Hellwig they both went

to work. Sgt. Padilla took over

CPR and Officer Hellwig, using

an AED, hooked up the patient

and the machine delivered a

shock. Jeff’s heart re-started and

his breathing was restored but he

did not regain consciousness.

Kenilworth Police Chief David Miller (left) presents awards to local

first responders at the Oct. 28 Kenilworth Village Board. Photo


“The Winnetka and Wilmette

paramedics arrived and promptly

began advanced life support

protocols, secured an IV, provided

fluids and continued to

support his airway and respirations

to the Evanston Hospital

emergency room. Hospital staff

initiated an intense protocol involving

lowering of the body

temperature and induced coma.

Care continued for 12 days in

the hospital where Jeff eventually

regained consciousness.

“Due to the combined performance

of Jeff’s friends, the 911

telecommunicator, police, fire

and hospital staff, Jeff not only

survived but the quality of his

life was preserved with no permanent

side effects from this

traumatic event.”

All of the hitherto mentioned

individuals were the recipients of

Life Saving Awards along with

the crew of Winnetka Fire Station

28—Captain Tom Hutchison,

Lieutenants Andy MacArthur

and Scott Michehl and

Firemen Chris Kopecky, Johnny

Sengmany and Jack Poplawskiand

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Police Reports

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 6 days ago

Fake moviegoer buys candy bar with phony $100 at Wilmette Theatre

An employee at the Wilmette

Theatre, 1122 Central

Ave., reported to the

Wilmette Police Department

that at approximately

4:45 p.m. Oct. 27 a tall,

thin white male wearing

a black winter cap and a

black puffy vest entered

the theater ostensibly to

purchase a movie ticket.

He allegedly gave the employee

a $100 bill, then

changed his mind about

the ticket and wanted her

to break the bill into smaller


When his quick-change

scam was complete, he left

with a candy bar and $98.

The employee later realized

he also left with his

original $100 bill.


Nov. 1

• Ted Wells, 61, of Park

City, was cited for an expired

driver’s license following

at a traffic accident

at 10:50 a.m. Oct. 31 at the

intersection of Lake Avenue

and Skokie Boulecard.

He was released on scene.

Oct. 31

• A store employee at Walgreens,

3232 Lake Ave.,

told police that on Oct. 30

a male white subject in his

30s, approximately 6 foot,

wearing a black winter

coat and black winter cap

entered the store at 4:13

p.m. and stole four bottles

of liquor. The offender left

the area in a white four

door sedan.

Oct. 30

• A complainant reported

that between 11:50 a.m.

and 3 p.m. Oct. 25 an unknown

offender stole a

soil compactor from a construction

site at 850 Sheridan


Oct. 29

• A victim told police that

between 10 a.m.-12:30

p.m. Oct. 26 her wallet

was taken from their purse

at Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette


Oct. 28

• A person reported to police

that on Oct. 26 their

vehicle was keyed while

parked in the Loyola Academy

parking lot, 1100

Laramie Ave., between

10:25 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

• A complainant told police

that between 4-5:30 p.m.

Oct. 27 they were walking

her dog in Mallinckrodt

Park, 1041 Ridge Road,

and left their purse on a

bench when an unknown

person took her purse

Oct. 26

• A school employee

at Harper Elementary

School, 1101 Dartmouth

St., reported that between

Oct. 24-25 an unknown

offender(s) damaged a

plaque affixed to a bench

on the west side of the


• A victim told police that

at 11 a.m. Oct. 18 her wallet

was stolen while she

dined at Corner Bakery,

3232 Lake Ave. • Martin J.

Lucenti, 52, was arrested at

9:20 p.m. Oct. 25 following

a traffic stop for an equipment

violation at Green

Bay Road and Lake Avenue.

He had a suspended

driver’s license. Lucenti

was taken into custody, issued

citations and released.


Oct. 29

• A person reported that

between 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Oct. 29 their unattended

wallet and its contents stolen

out of a purse during

business hours in the 600

block of Green Bay Road.

The total amount of loss at

this time is $380. The investigation

is ongoing.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Wilmette

Beacon Police Reports

are compiled from official

reports found on file at the

Wilmette and Kenilworth police

headquarters. They are

ordered by the date the incident

was reported. Individuals

named in these reports

are considered innocent of all

charges until proven guilty in

a court of law.

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 7 days ago

Wilmette’s Scandia Catering and Delicatessen closes its doors

Staff Report

After nearly 60 years

of doing business in Wilmette,

Scandia Catering

and Delicatessen has


According to a note on

its website and a sign on

the front window at 1193

Wilmette Ave. from owners

Bill and Jan Conroy,

the final day of business

was Thursday, Oct. 31.

“We proudly catered

your most important

events,” the note on the

website says. From the

showers to the weddings;

the baptisms and confirmations;

the golden anniversaries

and even 100th

birthday parties.”

Scandia was noted for

classic dishes like the

chicken tetrazini, cheese

strata, sliced tenderloin

and sandwich loaf among


“We will miss our lunch

bunch. So often our deli

front was like a scene from

the sitcom ‘Cheers.’ Between

the political events

of the day to the Cubs

current predicament there

was always something to

discuss,” the note reads.

“Thanks to those who we

knew what you needed before

you walked in.

“Thanks to the guys who

created ‘The Usual’ and to

the ladies who came in for

sandwich loaf and were

thrilled to see they got the

last piece.”

Scandia touted itself for

being run by the Conroy

family for three generations.

“We appreciate the trust

you had in our ability to

make your event memorable

and wish you well,”

the note concludes.

Scandia Catering, located at 1193 Wilmette Ave., closed for the final time

on Thursday, Oct. 31, in Wilmette. Eric DeGrechie/22nd Century Media


From Page 4

medics John Blomquist

and Jose Aguirre.

“These eight individuals

took over care, began life

support protocols and assured

a safe delivery to the

Evanston Hospital emergency

room,” Miller said.

“Every single link in

this chain worked. Finally,

I was told by Donna that

John Hart’s dog was the

best therapy dog someone

could ask for (and) needs

to be recognized as well.”

“I’m so grateful that

you’re being recognized,”

Donna told the honorees.

“My sister called it

the perfect rainbow and it


Laughing and talking

with the men who saved

his life, Jeff showed no

signs of having undergone

a traumatic experience. He

said he is eager to begin

cardio rehab after returning

to the couple’s home

in New Jersey.

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8 | November 7, 2019 | The wilmette beacon community



Christy Hart,

of Kenilworth

Artie is a 3-yearold


Shepard mix.

His ears are

always one

up and one

down, which

contributes to

his selective


He loves to

watch the neighbors go by out the windows, and

protecting the back yard from squirrels. He is a

new aspiring bandana model and hopes his future

gigs pay in peanut butter.

To see your pet as Pet of the Week, send information to

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Scary pups

Chalet’s Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade

brings out the dogs

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 7 days ago

Chompers (Monoscalco) is dressed as popcorn at the

annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade Sunday, Oct. 26, at

Chalet Nursery in Wilmette.

Wilmette’s Chris Winn and her children, Elyse, 8, Avah,

5, dress as the three pigs and dog Rosie is a wolf.

Photos by Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media

Natalie Reich, 4, leads her dog, Diva, dressed as spider,

and family to the parade.

ABOVE: : Wilmette’s Teddy Hart (left), 10, and sister,

Bridget, 11, pose with their sister dogs Honey and

Johnny as surfers and lifeguards.

LEFT: The Keener family, of Wilmette, dress as

lumberjacks with their beagles Angie and Chakras.

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Kenilworth Village Board

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 9 days ago

Revenues exceed expenditures by $58K in proposed 2020 budget

Neil Milbert

Freelance Reporter

“The most important

thing is the budget is balanced,”

Kenilworth Village

Manager Patrick

Brennan said when he

presented the proposed

fiscal 2020 budget to the

Board of Trustees at its

Oct. 28 meeting.

“Revenues exceed expenditures

by $58,320.”

The budget has been

posted on the village’s

website for review and a

public hearing is scheduled

prior to the board’s

Nov. 18 meeting.

Following that hearing

the board may adopt the


“With the village’s dependence

upon property

tax revenue as the primary

source of revenue receipt

of the full levy amount

is important,” Brennan

pointed out. “Each year

the amount requested is

limited by various factors…the

most significant

of which is the Property

Tax Extension Limitation

Law. For 2020 our PTELL

cap is 1.9 percent [over

the prior year] and the

estimated levy is structured

to capture the full


The proposed budget

estimates revenues of

$4,561,586 and operating

expenses of $1,053,743

for administration,

$631,789 for public works

and $2,817,653 for public


“The 2020 budget has

been prepared to ensure

the resources necessary

to provide core village

services and achieve the

goals and objectives for

the year,” Brennan said.

The village manager

then provided a comprehensive

rundown of the

village’s 13 goals and objectives

and enumerated

how each endeavor will

be financed.

The goals and objectives:

1. Complete a review of

the Green Bay Road Corridor


2. Initiate the process

of adopting a Streetscape

Master Plan for the Business


3. Develop engineering

plans and bid documents

for the construction of a

new water main on Brier

Street, north of Roger

Avenue, and on Maclean


4. Develop engineering

plans and bid documents

for the construction of a

new water main on Green

Bay Road, north of Park

Drive, and on Park Drive;

5. Complete neighborhood

meetings in advance

of selecting the porous

roadway surface prior to

finalizing the KW2023

Phase II construction

plans and bidding;

6. Complete the relocation

of conflicting

public utilities within the

KW2023 Phase II project

area which includes Raleigh,

Leicester and Warwick;

7. Complete the construction/design

plans for

the resurfacing of Kenilworth

Avenue between

Green Bay and Sheridan


8. Rehabilitate Cumnor

Road north of Kenilworth

Avenue with new curbs

and pavement surface;

9. Complete a buildup

of the Kenilworth train

station to support concession


10. Initiate the request

for bids process in advance

of entering into a

new agreement for refuse

and recycling services

with an effective date of

May 1, 2021;

11. Complete Phase II

of the Village Hall refresh

to include the public restrooms,

conference rooms

and west administrative


12. Continue development

of the improvement

plans for the former water

plant and adjacent lakefront

13. Develop a recommendation

regarding the

future of elevated water

tank and cellular lease


In his budget summary

Brennan noted that “The

impact of increased pension

costs continues to

be a significant factor in

the village budget process.

After experiencing

a one-year drop in IMRF

(Illinois Municipal Retirement

Fund) contribution

the village’s required

contribution will increase

in 2020.”

After totaling 9.17 percent

of payroll in fiscal

year 2019 the amount is

expected to increase to

11.34% in 2020.

General Obligation Bonds

The Trustees held a

public hearing regarding

the issuance of general

obligation limited bonds

not to exceed $1 million

to finance various capital

projects and other expenditures.

“We normally ask for

around $600,000 every

year which gets paid back

from property taxes but

this year we paid off a

bond with a payment of

$400,000 and voters have

allowed us the authority

to extend the debt service

base to $1 million,” Brennan


“Of this amount

$600,000 will go to

2020 capital projects and

$400,000 will be allocated

to the KW 2023 capital


“This has zero to do

with the TIF (Tax Increment

Financing) Fund.”

The Trustees are expected

to vote on the proposal

at the Nov. 18 meeting.

Other business

The appointment of

Ken Kaufman to fill a vacancy

on the Plan Commission

was approved by

the Trustees. His term will

expire in June 2021.

Kaufman has lived in

the village for 21 years

and has received an award

from the Kenilworth Historical

Society for the

renovation of his home.

A graduate of the University

of Chicago’s Booth

School of Business and a

member of the university’s

Advisory Committee,

he is the chair and one of

the founders of Kaufman

Hall, a firm that specializes

in health care strategic

planning and consulting.

A resolution authorizing

the purchase of an

in-car video recording

system from Watchguard

of Dallas for an estimated

$25,856 was approved as

was the purchase of in-car

computer equipment from

CDS Office Technologies

of Itasca for $25,324.


From Page 3


Erin Stone was the lone

board member who expressed

support for doing

a lottery.

“The faster we recoup

the cost, the faster we

can talk about doing an

all-day option that isn’t

a tuition-based half-day

enrichment program,”

she said. “Out of fairness

to the McKenzie and Romona

families, I think

we should give them a

chance at spots that are


Other kindergarten enrichment

programs are

offered in the community

such as the Wilmette Park

District’s kindergarten

enrichment program. So

without having access to

the District 39’s program

next year, the kindergarten

enrichment program

options for Romona and

McKenzie families will

be the park district’s program

and others in the


Romona parent Lauren

Litchfield, who was the

lone person to speak during

public comment, was

disappointed that McKenzie

and Romona parents

won’t have access to the

District 39 program next

year that is less costly and

lengthier than the park

district’s program.

“The cost of the District

39 program is less and

it’s a longer program, so

you’re asking (Romona

and McKenzie) families

to pay more for a shorter

day (at the park district),”

she said.

According to the press

release sent out by the

district, KEEP39 will be

led by certified D39 kindergarten

teachers. The

program will include “experiences

designed to enhance

critical and creative

thinking development

while allowing additional

opportunities for socialization

and play among


“KEEP39 will enhance

District 39’s high-quality,

half-day academic kindergarten

through enrichment

centers, theme-based

exploration, additional

STEAM activities, naturebased

experiences, art

enrichment and purposeful

play,” the release


Construction projects at

each of the district’s four

elementary schools are

necessary to accommodate

KEEP39 programming

options according to


“Construction at Harper

Elementary School began

in Spring 2019 and construction

at Central Elementary

School is scheduled

for this summer.

Both projects are planned

to conclude in time for

launch of KEEP39 in the

2020-21 school year,” the

release reads. “The Wilmette

Board of Education

has begun preliminary

planning for construction

at McKenzie and Romona

Elementary Schools to accommodate

KEEP39 programming


as early as the 2021-22

school year, pending program

evaluation and expansion.”

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Wilmette resident works to fight cancer with information sessions

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

Wilmette’s Ed Glicken

knows all too well the

pain that comes with a

cancer diagnosis.

The longtime resident

and father of four lost

both his parents, along

with both his grandparents,

to the disease. After

watching so many loved

ones suffer and learning

some startling statistics,

he is now committed to

making a difference.

“Having four kids of

my own and a family history

of cancer, it became

my own personal mission

to change the statistics,”

Glicken said. “Thirty-nine

percent of people will be

diagnosed with cancer

in the United States and

half of those will die from

either the disease or the

from the treatments. We

have to make a change.”

As chance would have

it, Glicken was introduced

to former Glenview resident

Kevin Henretta, who

had his own personal beef

with cancer. Armed with

20 years experience developing

large-scale purification

and extraction

technologies, Henretta too

hoped to make cancer a

preventable disease or one

that could be treated more


“I’ve lost both my inlaws

and my father to

cancer. At the time, my

children were just 5 and

8,” Henretta said. “It was

heartbreaking to witness

them losing their grandparents

in such a short

amount of time. I wanted

to know that I could do

something to see other

families avoid the same


With like-minded goals,

it didn’t take long for this

duo to create H & G Science,

where they are now

on the cutting edge of

giving cancer a true run

for its money. The goal is

two-fold. First, working

alongside experts such

as Dr. Sunil Krishnan, of

the Mayo Clinic, and Dr.

Andrew Einstein, of Columbia

University, they

are discovering groundbreaking

treatment for

colorectal cancer. Second,

is their efforts to reduce

most cancers to a manageable

chronic illness, with

hopes of marketing an

anti-cancer prophylactic

in the near future.

Over the last several

months, Glicken and Henretta

have made huge scientific

strides, bringing

information sessions with

Einstein and Krishnan via

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 6 days ago

Wilmette resident Ed Glicken is shown on his wedding

day with family and in-laws, several who died from

cancer. Photo submitted

Skype to Wilmette. Their

next informational session

is scheduled for 8

p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at

Big Tomato, 1109 Central


Glicken and Henretta

encourage anyone who

has been diagnosed with

cancer or watched a loved

one suffer, to attend.

There, they will give detailed

information about

potential human clinical

trials that could treat

colorectal and pancreatic

cancer patients. They

will also share information

on preventing radiation

damage for patients

exposed to fluoroscopic

procedures and they will

share the role of red palm

extract in the fight against

cancer. Glicken and Henretta

will also talk about

future goals and additional

reasons they are so

committed to their cause.

“A cancer diagnosis for

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Wilmette designer sets up

storefront in Winnetka

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

The Village of Winnetka

is becoming more ornate

thanks to the addition of

Sarah Dippold Home/Design

Studio, officially open

for business at 906 Green

Bay Road.

Dippold, a Wilmette native

and current resident of

Glencoe, is a graduate of

the Harrington School of

Design, influenced early

on by her similarly artistic


“I grew up in Wilmette

and was highly influenced

by my mother, a jewelry

designer. From a very

young age, I was drawn to

the creative world, with a

strong interest in interiors,”

Dippold said. “This has

been passion for me since

day one.”

After graduation, Dippold

worked with Chicago’s

prestigious Handman

Associates. She then joined

her husband, Matt, a local

real estate broker, honing

skills that have given her a

leg-up in the design world


“While working alongside

my husband, I became

so much more knowledgeable

about construction

and project management.

I realize the importance of








Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 5 days ago

Wilmette’s Sarah Dippold (center), owner of Sarah

Dippold Home/Design Studio, cuts the ribbon to open

her business at 906 Green Bay Road, Winnetka.

Alexa Burnell/22nd Century Media

managing a client’s expectations

and consider different

elements of architecture

more than ever before.

Most important, I can empathize

with a client who is

undergoing a major renovation.

While it’s exciting, it’s

also a very stressful time

and I am more equipped

to walk clients through every

last detail of a project,”

Dippold said.

Over the years, Dippold’s

creativity and ingenuity

along with her business

sense and ability to handle

all facets of a project have

earned her a well-deserved

reputation around town.

Due to her professional

growth, it was only natural

for Dippold to open her

own brick and mortar shop,

a decision that she said was

long overdue.

After meeting with clients

in her home or on construction

sites, she realized

a storefront property would

allow her to serve customers

in the best way possible.

Her new shop means

she is able to provide both

a showroom for her clients,

while providing interior

design services for luxury

residential and commercial

projects, too.

“I’m thrilled to provide

access to products

that North Shore residents

may not ordinarily get

their hands on this close

to home,” she said. “I’ve

curated a wonderful collection

of materials and now

clients can come into the

showroom to see and feel

them. The new space allows

me the chance to hold

meetings and presentations

along with allowing me to

host upcoming workshops

and lectures to educate the

public on the interior design


The Executive Director

of the Winnetka/Northfield

Chamber of Commerce

Terry Dason believes Dippold’s

presence will only

enhance the creative hub

the village is becoming.

“Winnetka has quickly

become a wonderful design

experience and Sarah’s arrival

will only elevate our

village further,” Dason

said. “Her presence lends

itself to our community and

I know her business will be


On Nov. 1, Dippold hosted

her official grand opening.

Photo Op

Reader Pierce

Hedstrom, a

sixth-grader at

Wilmette Junior

High School,

submitted this

photo taken for

a photography

class. The


was to capture


Reader Laura Bennett, of Wilmette, submitted this photo taken while walking her

dog last month at Gillson.

Did you snap a cool photo of a beautiful, funny or cute moment? Send it in as a Photo Op to

Editor Eric DeGrechie, eric@wilmettebeacon.com.



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North Shore residents volunteer to make a difference with day of goodwill

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

The Indian Hills Train

Station was the warmest

place in town on a cool

Oct. 26, thanks to the

Volunteer Center of NE

Metro Chicago’s annual

Make a Difference Day

collection. Dozens of nonprofits

benefitted from the

goodwill of others during

the event.

The Volunteer Center

helps residents and service

groups of all ages

and abilities in the New

Trier Township, the North

Shore and the greater NE

Metro Chicago area find

volunteer opportunities or

participate in days of service

with their nonprofit


On the morning of the

26, Glencoe’s Margot Flanagin,

co-chair of Make

A Difference Day, helped

guide folks who brought

cars full of gear to be given

to specific nonprofits.

For her, the day is about

gathering needed items

and allowing non-profits

the chance to spread their

message and build personal


“What I most love about

this day is watching the

nonprofits receive the specific

donations that they

know will benefit those

they serve,” Flanagin

said. “At the same time,

the annual day of collection

means our nonprofit

partners can connect with

other nonprofits and make

connections with families

who may be interested in

helping out at other times

of the year.”

Dr. Warren Bruhl and

John Redmond, both of

Northbrook, are the founders

of Dream Weaver, an

organization that helps

the needy become needed.

A facet of their organization

— Gear for Goals

— gathers used sporting

equipment to be given to

kids who can’t afford the

baseball bats, soccer balls,

hockey equipment and

more that so many children

on the North Shore

have access too. Bruhl

and Redmond brought the

Loyola Academy varsity

soccer team along, helping

collect and sort the goods.

Bruhl explained how a day

of giving can positively

impact a child in need.

“There are so many

benefits of team sports.

They teach the value of

teamwork and problem

solving, while also boosting

confidence and bringing

joy,” Bruhl said. “But

one quality baseball bat

can cost as much as $200.

We know there is a surplus

of unused sporting equipment

in homes across the

North Shore. Those items

can be put to good use,

providing an opportunity

for a kid who may not

otherwise have the chance

to reap the benefits sports


Similarly, Orphans of

the Storm animal shelter

were on hand to gather

used animal carriers, old

newspaper, blankets, towels

and any other supply

that can make the life of

an orphaned pet a happier

one. Kristen Tump,

a Volunteer coordinator,

said the annual day of giving

often leads to new and

repeat business, meaning

her goal of providing care

for animals is easier to accomplish.

“What can I say? We

just simply cannot do this

without our amazing donors.

The goods we gather

allow us to continue to

Members of the Loyola Academy boys soccer team (left

to right) Drew Jimenez, of Glenview, Niko Douvalakis,

of Chicago, Jack Latterman, of Kenilworth, and Tommy

Zipprich, of Evanston, help out during The Volunteer

Center’s Make A Difference Day Oct. 26 at the Indian

Hills Train Station in Winnetka. Alexa Burnell/22nd

Century Media

care of animals,” Tump

said. “We are so grateful

for each and every contribution

and we’ve always

had such success at the

Volunteer Center’s Make

A Difference Day event.”

For more info on the

Volunteer Center and their

nonprofit partners, visit



North Shore Place worker

sued for alleged sexual

abuse, physical assault of

former resident

A worker at a senior living

facility in Northbrook

is being sued for allegedly

sexually abusing and

physically assaulting a former

resident there, according

to a civil lawsuit filed

in Cook County circuit

court and obtained by The


The estate of a 61-yearold

man, who lived at

North Shore Place from

June 2017 to June 2018,

is suing Snezana “Sue”

Djuricic, a worker at the

retirement senior living

residence, according to

the lawsuit. The lawsuit,

which was filed Oct. 11,

also names North Shore

Place as a defendant for its

“failure to protect the resident.”

The lawsuit states staff

members at North Shore

Place notified their employer

on approximately

April 23, 2018, that Djuricic

was “strangely over

protective” and “overly

friendly” with the resident.

Reporting by The Northbrook

Tower Staff. Full story at



Former HPHS tennis coach

files federal lawsuit

against district, parents

After losing his job last

year and filing a lawsuit

in the Lake County courts

against Township High

School District 113, former

Highland Park High

School tennis coach Stephen

Rudman has filed

another lawsuit in federal

court on Aug. 15.

The lawsuit was filed

by Northbrook attorney

Steven Glink on behalf

of Rudman. He is seeking

$150,000 for a civil rights

violation and defamation

by the district, members

of the district’s administration

and parents of students

who played on Rudman’s

tennis team.

Rudman was let go from

his position at the school

Aug. 1, 2018, after officials

at the district received

a letter from attorney Neal

Takiff, alleging Rudman

was physically and verbally

abusive toward his

tennis players.

Reporting by Erin Yarnall,

Editor, and Nick Frazier,

Sports Editor. Full story at



District 30’s approved

2020-21 calendar

represents return to

traditional structure

The Northbrook/Glenview

District 30 Board of

Education approved the

2020-21 school calendar

Thursday, Oct. 24, during

its regular meeting.

The approved calendar

represents a return to the

district’s “usual calendar”

after two years of modified

calendars that supported

the construction of the new

Maple School, according

to an emailed communication

from District 30

Superintendent Dr. Brian


Reporting by The Glenview

Lantern Staff. Full story at



Board accepts principal’s

resignation amid boos,

unanswered questions

In a room filled to capacity

by supporters of

Deer Path Middle School

principal Tom Cardamone,

marked by blue ribbons

pinned to their shirts, the

District 67 Board of Edu-

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From Page 11

myself or one of my family

members is my biggest

fear. I can’t just walk

away from this now, particularly

after watching

my own loved ones suffer,”

Glicken said. “With a

history on both my mother

and father’s side, I fear for

my one of my four children.

I want anyone who

is diagnosed to have the

option to receive treatments

that won’t be worse

than the actual disease.”

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News flashes from


John Jacoby

Contributing Columnist

• February 25, 1911:

Alexander Petrie, 38, of

710 Washington Avenue,

Wilmette, claims that he

saw “the first robin of the

year.” He submitted an

affidavit to the Chicago

Tribune, swearing that

“while walking along

Eighth Street in the village

of Wilmette, Ill., I

distinctly heard with my

own ears, and later saw

with my own eyes, a real

live robin — our beloved

robin redbreast.” Petrie

may have been inspired

by colorful and corrupt

Chicago Alderman “Bath

House” John Coughlin,

50, who earlier this year

offered a prize of $5 to

the Chicagoan who produces

“absolute proof”

of the first robin sighting.

(Coughlin’s nickname

reflects his early employment

as a masseur

at a bathhouse). As a

Wilmette resident, Petrie

isn’t eligible for the prize,

but the publicity may

help his struggling real

estate business.

• March 8, 1911: Henry

Mulford, 37, of 931

12th Street, shocked the

Wilmette community, if

not the world, by defeating

all women-entrants

and winning the blue

ribbon for his strawberry

shortcake in the Wilmette

Woman’s Club “domestic

science exhibition.” Mulford,

an up-and-coming

banker at Harris Trust and

Savings Bank, risked his

career by taking the day

off to shepherd his entry.

Observers compared his

achievement to other

ridiculously unlikely

deviations from sexual

stereotypes, like women

becoming officers at his


• March 9, 1911: A

mammoth explosion at

the Laflin-Rand Powder

Co. near Pleasant Prairie,

west of Kenosha, rocked

the Midwest, leading

millions of people to

believe that the area was

experiencing a major

earthquake. More than

100 tons of dynamite and

other explosives blew up.

Miraculously, only five

people were killed, but

many were injured and

damage was extensive.

The town of Pleasant

Prairie was leveled. In

Chicago, windows shattered,

buildings rocked,

burglar alarms blared,

and people panicked. In

Kenilworth, 300 residents

of New Trier Township

were meeting at the Assembly

Hall to discuss

the upcoming Townshipwide

referendum on

going “dry” when the

building started to rock.

The crowd panicked, and

“men leaped out through

windows and rushed in

a mass toward the door.

Several are said to have

been bruised slightly.”

• April 9, 1911: “Nothing

happened here” was

the claim made to Wilmette

police by everyone

at Albert Zeutschel’s

Gross Point saloon just

south of Schiller Avenue

on Ridge Road, but the

claim was belied by

evidence at the scene: the

blood-splattered sidewalk,

the broken beer

bottles strewn about,

and the broken jaw of

Wilmette resident Frank

Curry, 29. Township residents

voted to go “dry”

only a week ago, and now

at the saloon, nobody

wants to get nobody

in trouble for nothing.

Zeutschel, 51, denied

selling beer to Curry, a

plumber. Wilmette policemen

were happy to drop

the investigation, based

on the technicality that if

a crime was committed, it

occurred in Gross Point,

outside of Wilmette’s


• August 25, 1911:

Wilmette’s nightly “trysting

place” at Kline Street

[now Prairie Avenue]

and Wilmette Avenue has

sparked more than amorous

passion this week.

On Monday, a ghost

appeared and frightened

away “four spooning couples.”

It also frightened

Anna Schaefer, 49, of 618

Kline, along with three

of her children, Christina,

19, Frank, 15, and

George, 13, causing them

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From the Editor

List of closing businesses grows by the week

Eric DeGrechie


Sadly, we’ve been

reporting on far too

many businesses

closing over the last few

years. Though I wasn’t

living in Illinois after

the recession of the late

2000s, I can imagine that

this area, like everywhere

else in the United States,

took a few hits with business


I still recall in early

2015, when I took over

as editor of The Beacon,

meeting with members of

the Wilmette/Kenilworth

Chamber of Commerce

to discuss the state of

business in the area. The

representatives were

ecstatic talking about the

continued growth of business

here and specifically

how Downtown Wilmette

was the hot spot to be for

residents and visitors from

afar. I don’t think that

sentiment has changed

and I applaud the efforts

of the local business

community in promoting

shopping activeness with

special nights and events.

Unfortunately, Mother

Nature far too often seems

to have other plans but

there’s surely nothing anyone

can do about that.

It has been a few years

since I frequented Scandia

Catering. I enjoyed my

last visit, especially the

beloved chicken tetrazzini

that I had a chance to sample.

The warmness of the

dish and the welcoming

nature of the owners are

things I’ll never forget.

With the growing challenges

brick and mortar

stores will continue to

face, I don’t look forward

to reporting on the next


Letters to the Editor

‘Won’t be the same’

without Scandia

Scandia has been a fixture

in downtown Wilmette

for more than 50

years. They have been

Loyola Academy posted this photo on Nov. 1

with the caption:

“At the SHS tournament, Loyola Debate

came in 5th out of 41 teams! They were one

of only two teams to go into the last round

undefeated. At CPSA, Loyola debaters came

in 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th in speaker points and

overall 2nd and 3rd! Colleen Holtgreive ‘22

won top speaker. Colleen Holtgreive ‘22 &

Lindsey Elliott ‘22 were 2nd overall. Great job,


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“Halloween is barely over, and you’re probably

not ready to say goodbye to your orange BFF

Jack O’Lantern yet. We get it. But when you

are, remember to compost your pumpkins!

Stop by the “Pumpkin Pitch” on Nov. 9 or toss

your pumpkins in your compost toter.”

@VofWilmette Village of Wilmette posted

on Nov. 1

Follow The Wilmette Beacon: @wilmettebeacon

go figure


An intriguing number from this week’s edition

Number of local police and paramedics

given Life Saving awards for saving a

man’s life in Kenilworth, Page 4


From Page 18

to beat a hasty retreat

from their front porch

into their house. Elizabeth

Estes, 40, of 1622

Wilmette Avenue, was the

next witness. “I’m not in

the habit of seeing things,

and I’m positively certain

it was a real spook,”

she insisted. Since these

sightings, Wilmette’s

two-man police force has

patrolled the area, and 30

young men and women

have camped there, hoping

to see for themselves,

but the ghost hasn’t reappeared.

Police suspect

that the spirit is actually

someone living in the

neighborhood, intent on

closing down the nightly

revelry. I think it may be

someone just having a

little fun.

both a successful catering

business (they catered

my wedding in 1987) and

a deli carrying delicious

soups, sandwiches, salads,

and entrees. Their food

is of the highest quality.


From Page 14

cation unanimously accepted

Cardamone’s resignation,

effective Dec.

31, at its regular meeting

on Oct. 29. This decision

came after a recommendation

from Superintendent

Michael Simeck to do so.

Reporting by Christa Rooks,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at LakeForestLeader-



New business focuses on

wellness and healing

Glenview’s Ilyse Tariq

is looking to use her healing

hands to soothe the

body, mind and soul at

her new business called

Therapeutic Bodywork by

Ilyse, 540 Frontage Road,

They are reluctantly closing

their doors this week

and it will leave a void

on the North Shore. I am

among many who will

miss stopping in regularly

for something good to eat

and to chat a minute with

Bill or Jan Conroy, the

owners. It won’t be the

same without them.

Nancy Grieshaber

Wilmette resident

Northfield. Tariq, a

mom of two, has always

been drawn to wellness,

earning her massage therapy

license with specialties

in oncology massage,

craniosacral therapy, lymphatic

drainage, cupping

and Table Thai Shiatsu.

With her in-home practice

booming, she took a

leap of faith opening the

doors to her new Frontage

Road location this past

spring. Now, with her new

space solidified, Tariq is

eager to grow and expand,

doing the one thing she

loves most: helping others


Reporting by Alexa Burnell,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at WinnetkaCurrent-


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New guy Wilmette church

officially welcomes pastor, Page 26

New barbecue joint Papa Willie’s BBQ

opens up in Highwood, Page 28

Kenilworth native

gets personal with

new comedy show

at Second City,

Page 23

Kenilworth native Jimmy Carrane, a graduate of New Trier High School,

performs his one-person show, “World’s Greatest Dad (?)” at Judy’s Beat

Lounge at Second City in Chicago. Photo submitted

22 | November 7, 2019 | The wilmette beacon PUZZLES


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. Wetland

4. Northwood junior

high teacher, Jon

8. Fasteners

14. Russell Crowe’s

middle name

15. Clef or sax preceder

16. Where skeletons

might be


17. Important

18. Italian bread

19. Like some discussions

20. “Aha!”

22. Claim as a right

24. Eye mouth


25. Determined to


26. Be a bother

29. Dog-like carnivore

34. Egg producers

35. Certain fisherman

36. Animals of a


40. Magic, maybe

41. Devour hungrily

42. Healed wound

44. Stimulates

45. Northwood

School principal,


50. Furnished with

boat movers

52. Units for exercise


53. Silo contents

55. Decision maker at


57. Oppressively hot

59. “Interview with a

Vampire” writer (last


61. Finished

62. Breathing noise

63. Cobblers’ tools

64. Doctrine adherent

65. Stableman

66. In order (to)

67. Comedian Margaret

1. Beachware

2. Salem’s home

3. Most festive

4. French Sudan, once

5. Deplaned

6. Paper size

7. Construction site


8. Below-average Joe

9. Phrase symbolizimg


10. Chestnut colored


11. Founded: Abbr.

12. Very small

13. Avg.

21. Golf drive location

23. Parisian summer

25. Rep’s counterpart

27. Talk a lot of enthusiasm


28. Retainer

30. “___ out!” (ump’s


31. Large deer

32. Born

33. Airport sched.


36. Not a whole bunch

37. “Ni-i-ice!”

38. Western Native


39. Almond

40. Printemps month

42. Jagged mountain


43. Mil. authority

45. Rap doctor

46. Capitol V.I.P.


47. Of part of the eye

48. Monstrous

49. Acclimatized for

51. Snake or mathematician,

at times

53. Guitar part

54. L.A. Dodgers

great Hershiser

55. Where the Wizard

of Westwood coached

56. Confusion

57. Couple

58. Sighs of distress

60. W.W. II battle site,

for short

Let’s see what’s on

Schedule for Wilmette Community Television – Channel 6

Thursday, Nov. 7

1 p.m. Zoning Board of


4 p.m. WPD Ice Show


6:30 p.m. Coach’s


7:30 p.m. BSK - Squash

8:30 p.m. Zoning Board

of Appeals

Friday, Nov. 8-Sunday,

Nov. 10

5 p.m. Coach’s Corner

6 p.m. NSSCC Men’s

Club Program

7 p.m. Illinois Channel


9 p.m. Zoning Board of


Monday, Nov. 11

4:30 p.m. Illinois

Channel Programming

6:30 p.m. Coach’s


7:30 p.m. Park Board

Meeting (Live)

Tuesday, Nov. 12

1 p.m. Park Board


3 p.m. WPD Ice Show


5:30 p.m. NSSC Men’s

Club Program

6:30 p.m. Coach’s


7:30 p.m. Village Board

Meeting (Live)

Wednesday, Nov. 13

1 p.m. Village Board


4 p.m. NSSC Men’s Club


5 p.m. Illinois Channel


7 p.m. Coach’s Corner

8 p.m. Village Board


9:30 p.m. Park Board



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.

LEVEL: Medium

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan

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Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 2 days ago

Longtime area comedian keeps audiences in stitches over the decades

Eric DeGrechie, Editor

“Chris Farley was one of these guys, and I was

not an easy laugh, who made everybody laugh.

He was so committed to what he did on stage. It

was unbelievable to watch,”

Jimmy Carrane — comedian and Kenilworth native on working with the

comedy legend at Chicago’s famed Second City and other places during the


Jimmy Carrane admits

he was a fat teenager during

his days of walking

the hallways at New Trier

High School.

“I weighed more than

300 pounds. I learned to

make fun of myself so

other kids wouldn’t make

fun of me,” said Carrane,

a native of Kenilworth and

current resident of Evanston.

“It was pretty cliche.”

Born out of the self teasing

was a knack for making

people laugh and an affinity

for comedy. For several

decades, Carrane has been

part of the Chicagoland

improv community while

also staying active in acting,

comedy teaching and

storytelling. He is currently

utilizing all of his skills

with an autobiographical

one-person show, “World’s

Greatest Dad (?),” playing

on Saturdays through Nov.

30 at Chicago’s legendary

comedy stomping ground,

Second City.

Growing up in Kenilworth

and the North

Shore gave Carrane countless

memorable experiences

that have permeated

into his act over the years.

“Kenilworth is a small

town so you knew everybody.

There was a drugstore

called Blann Pharmacy

and back then, you

could charge candy to your

parents,” Carrane said.

“Then at the end of the

month, you’d get nervous

because the bill would

come out and your mom

would be mad because you

charged $10 — a lot of

money then — for candy.”

After high school at

New Trier, Carrane opted

not to go on to college. He

said that decision caused a

lot of self shame as he estimates

98 percent of graduates

enter college.

“The first thing I did was

lie to people and tell them

I was taking night classes

at Northwestern,” Carrane


Instead of signing up

for classes in Evanston,

he opted to take some at

Second City, one of the

most influential and prolific

comedy theaters in the


Between the ages of

18 and 19, Carrane found

himself getting immersed

in the world of improv


“I was a smart aleck

kid and now everything

I had been punished for

in school and at home, I

was being rewarded for in

improv classes,” Carrane


Carrane always wanted

to do stand-up comedy, but

admits he was too afraid

to follow through. With

improv, he could be funny

with a group and not be

stuck on a stage alone. This

was much more appealing

for a comedian that didn’t

enjoy telling jokes.

“In improv, you can get

up and work off of other

people, which I had been

doing my whole life,” Carrane


Among the “other

people” Carrane found

himself working with in

the 1990s were comedy

legends like Chris Farley,

Mike Myers, Tina Fey and

Amy Poehler, to name a


“Chris Farley was one

of these guys, and I was

not an easy laugh, who

made everybody laugh,”

Carrane said. “He was so

committed to what he did

on stage. It was unbelievable

to watch.”

Carrane said that he

and Myers were part of a

team of comedians that

performed at comedy hot

spots like Second City, iO-

Chicago and The Annoyance

Theater. Even after

landing a career-defining

gig at “Saturday Night

Live” in 1989, Myers

would stop back in Chicago

and perform with his


“He actually recommended

me for ‘Saturday

Night Live’ the first or second

season he was on the

show,” Carrane said.

Carrane has worked in

New York and Los Angeles

but he contends nothing

compares to Chicago,

especially when it comes

to team comedy.

“We’re always doing

it together. We’re always

looking out for our team

partners,” Carrane said.

“There’s not that same

pressure. You have to

eventually leave Chicago

to make it, but it’s a perfect

training ground.”

Carrane has stayed busy

over the years, even teaching

improv classes and

guiding a new generation

of comedians at many of

the theaters he’s performed

at. With “World’s Greatest

Dad (?),” he gets as personal

as he ever has on

stage and audiences have

ate it up. After playing to

nearly sold-out crowds

over the summer, the show

returns to Judy’s Beat

Lounge at Second City.

Carrane is no stranger

to putting his life experiences

up on stage. His first

one-person show, “I’m 27,

I Still Live at Home, and I

Sell Office Supplies,” was

a runaway hit, opening at

The Annoyance Theater in

1991 and running for more

than a year-and-a-half.

Since then, Carrane has

written other one-person

shows including “Since

We Last Talked,” “Dog

Tales,” and “Living in a

Dwarf’s House,” which

was one of the Chicago

Tribune’s Top 10 Shows of

the Year in 2001.

In “World’s Greatest

Dad(?),” Carrane talks

about how hard it was

for him to deal with other

people’s success and his

painful obsession with


“I haven’t done a oneperson

show in 18 years.

Jimmy Carrane will be performing his show, “World’s

Greatest Dad (?),” through Nov. 30 at Judy’s Beat

Lounge in Chicago. Photo submitted

For me, I need to have

something to say,” Carrane

said. “This show lets

me do that.”

In the show, Carrane

talks about how the obsession

with fame leads him

to group therapy, but after

10 years in therapy — despite

having gotten married,

bought a townhouse

and adopting a cat – Carrane

is still unhappy.

When his therapist suggests

that Carrane and his

wife have a baby to bring

more joy into their life, he

sets out to become a firsttime

dad at age 52, at the

same time that his own father

is dying. From fertility

treatments to a disastrous

funeral, Carrane takes the

audience on a “funny and

poignant roller coaster of

life and death” and shares

his discovery that you

don’t have to be the “greatest”

to be a good dad.

One of the highlights

of the show is Carrane

telling the story of his

father’s funeral, which

happened three years ago.

When Carrane discov-

“World’s Greatest


7:30 p.m. Saturdays

through Nov. 30

Judy’s Beat Lounge at

Second City

230 North Ave., Piper’s

Alley (Second Floor)


ers that his siblings and

the priest are conspiring

to prevent him from giving

a eulogy so he won’t

divulge any family secrets

about his father’s criminal

past, he creates a scene

that gets the Winnetka police


“Judy’s Beat Lounge is

a really nice space. It’s always

a great crowd,” Carrane

said. “I really hope

when people leave, they

understand that though

I had thought becoming

famous would give me a

sense of love, the birth of

my daughter helped me realize

I can’t get love from

something outside of myself.

That doesn’t mean

I’ve given up my dream of

becoming famous.”

24 | November 7, 2019 | The wilmette beacon FAITH


Faith Briefs

First Congregational Church of Wilmette (1125

Wilmette Ave., Wilmette)

Weekly Youth Activities Open to

the Community

Every Wednesday, the church’s

children and youth ministry offers

opportunities for fun, friendship,

spirituality, and service.

Kids Club (K–grade 6) meets

at 4:30 p.m. In the evening, the

Confirmation Class (grades 7 &

8) meets at 6 p.m. And the Senior

High Youth Group gathers

at 7:15 p.m. The two evening

youth groups have a tasty dinner

together at 6:45 p.m. — sometimes

chicken, sometimes pasta.

Learn about the church community

at www.fccw.org or contact

for more details: (847) 251-6660

or 1stchurch@fccw.org.

Sunday Worship

If you are looking for a faith

community, the church invites

you to worship with it on at 10

a.m. Nursery care will be provided

for infants through age 2.

Contact the church for more details

about the service — (847)

251-6660 or 1stchurch@fccw.

org. And visit the website to

learn about the church community:


Sukkat Shalom Synagogue (1001 Central Ave,


Viktor Frankl: From Death

Camps to Century 21

Drawing upon a unique collection

of audio recordings, videos,

photographs, documents, and

memorabilia, Haddon Klingberg,

Jr., Ph.D. will present a

three-part series about the renowned

professor, psychiatrist,

and Holocaust survivor Viktor E.


Frankl is the author of Man’s

Search for Meaning. Written in

nine days immediately following

the Holocaust, the book has been

published in 51 languages and

continues to be a best seller after

nearly 75 years. In a survey by

the Library of Congress in 1991,

the book was identified as one of

the ten most influential books in


The series will feature a film

about Viktor and Elly Frankl,

and audience Q&A will be included

in parts two and three.

The final session is:

Part 3: Collective Guilt, The

Mystery of Faith and Prayer,

7:30-9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13

Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah Congregation (3220 Big

Tree Lane, Wilmette)

Holiday boutique

The Sisterhood of Beth Hillel

Bnai Emunah Congregation will

present shopping opportunities

from vendors with unique and

creative merchandise for all ages

- jewelry, clothing, craft items,

toys, books, and much more

from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov.


There will be a raffle with

prizes donated by featured vendors

and a delicious lunch available

for purchase. Free admission.

For further information,

please call 847-256-1213

Winnetka Covenant Church (1200 Hibbard Road,


Sunday Services

Join the church at 10:45 a.m.

for its weekly service. Sunday

School for all ages starts at 9:30


Youth Groups

The church’s Jr. and Sr. High

Youth Groups meet on Sunday

evenings. Jr. High meets at 4:30

p.m. and Sr. High meets at 6:30



The church has begun its

Wednesday evening family

nights again. The evening starts

with dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed

by a time of singing and

skits for everybody at 6:30.

After that everyone breaks out

into activities for all ages. Arts &

crafts and gym time for children

through 5th grade, jr. & sr. high

youth groups combined for discussion

and fun, and Bible study

and discussion groups for adults.

All are welcome.

Men’s Basketball

All men, high school age and

older, are invited to play basketball

7-9 p.m. every Tuesday.

Community Kitchen

On the first and third Thursday

of each month a group meets in

the church kitchen to prepare

food for the Community Kitchen

of A Just Harvest. They start

working at about 1 p.m. and continue

until the food is prepared,

about 3:30. All are invited to

come and participate in as much

of that time as you are available.

Serve at a Just Harvest

On the third Thursday of each

month the church has an opportunity

to serve the food that was

prepared in our kitchen for the

Just Harvest Community Kitchen

from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Trinity United Methodist Church (1024 Lake

Ave., Wilmette)

Food Pantry

If you are in need of help, and

are short on food, do not hesitate

to come to the Wilmette Food

Pantry. The church is here to

serve the community. No matter

who you are or where you are on

life’s journey, you are welcome

at the Wilmette Food Pantry.

The food pantry is open from

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

and provides grocery items and

seasonal produce.

All Wilmette residents are

welcome and no appointment is


Kenilworth Union Church (211 Kenilworth Ave.,



All are welcome to worship at

Kenilworth Union Church. Worship

with Communion is at 8

a.m. in the Schmidt Chapel. Worship

for all ages and Children’s

Chapel at 9 a.m. and traditional

worship and Sunday School are

at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Drop-in Breakfast Club for 7th

through 12th graders runs from

10:15 to 11:30 a.m. with discussions.

Infant and toddler care is

provided at 9 and 10:30 a.m.

Up to date information is at


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

(2727 Lake Ave., Wilmette)

Sunday Worship

Visitors are always welcome

to join members of The Church

of Jesus Christ of Latter-day

Saints for its weekly worship

services on Sunday. As a membership,

the church is a community

where we’re all trying

to be a little bit better, a little bit

kinder, a little more helpful - because

that’s what Jesus taught.

Come worship with the church.

Come serve with the church.

Come learn who the church is,

what it believes and how the

teachings of Jesus can help you

find joy and happiness. There are

two congregations that meet on

Sundays in the Meetinghouse

located at 2727 Lake Ave., Wilmette.

Sunday worship services

start at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Primary

family worship service is called

sacrament meeting and is held in

our chapels on Sunday and lasts

approximately one hour. All are

welcome to come alone or bring

your family; children are present

in virtually all our congregations.

Before or after sacrament

meeting there are a variety of

other age-appropriate meetings

you and your children can attend.

A full meeting schedule is

listed below.

North Shore 1st Ward

Sacrament Meeting: 10:30


Sunday School/ Priesthood

and Relief Society: 11:40 a.m.

North Shore 2nd Ward

Sacrament Meeting: 9 a.m.

Sunday School/Priesthood and

Relief Society: 10:10 a.m.

Baha’i House of Worship (100 Linden Ave.,


Devotional Gatherings

The Baha’i Temple is open to

all for personal prayer and meditation

every day from 6 a.m.-10

p.m. Prayers are read aloud daily

in the Auditorium at 9:15 a.m.

and 12:30 p.m., including a cappella

singing by choir or soloists

on Sundays at 12:30 p.m. The

House of Worship activities staff

can be reached at (847) 853-

2300 or how@usbnc.org. Visit

www.bahaitemple.org. Informal,

interactive devotional gatherings

are held regularly at the

homes of Baha’is in Wilmette.

Bring prayers, readings, poetry,

or music to share if you’d like.

People of all backgrounds are

welcome. Contact the Wilmette

Baha’i community for locations

and schedule: 847-906-3409 or


Friday Night Fireside


Join the House of Worship in

the fireside room at the Baha’i

House of Worship Welcome

Center (112 Linden Ave.) for

meaningful conversations about

what Baha’i Faith offers for people

who want to contribute to the

betterment of the world. Light

refreshments will be served.

Children’s Classes

Children ages 7 to 10 are invited

learn about Manifestations

of God including, Krishna,

Abraham, Buddha, Christ,

Bahá’u’lláh (Founder of the

Bahá’í Faith), and other Divine

Teachers. Sunday mornings

from 10-11 a.m. Contact Ellen

Price at (847) 812-1084 for more


Come and Sing

All singers welcome to audition

for the House of Worship A

Capella Choir. Weekly rehearsals

are on Thursday evenings

and singing from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

on Sundays, plus special events.

Call Music Director, Van Gilmer

for more info (847) 853-2330.

St. Joseph Catholic Church (1747 Lake Ave.,


Sunday Mass

Sunday Masses are held at

7:30, 9, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m.

Submit information for The Beacon’s

Faith page to Michael Wojtychiw

at m.wojtychiw@22ndcentury


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Watts installed at pastor of Sts. Joseph and Francis Xavier

Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

The day was a beautiful,

meaningful and happy

one. It was an expression

of hope for the future and

gratitude for the past.

On Oct. 27, Rev. Wayne

Watts was formally installed

as pastor of the

newly united parish of Sts.

Joseph and Francis Xavier.

The day began with a

9:30 a.m. mass at the St.

Francis Xavier Church,

followed by a Eucharistic

procession that included

Auxiliary Bishop Mark

Bartosic, Watts, several

priests, deacons, altar servers

and dozens of Wilmette

residents, some of whom

joined the procession as it

passed their neighborhood.

The group processed

past Vattman Park where

a Unity Mass [uniting both

parishes] was held June 30

and on to St. Joseph for an

11:30 Mass.

“This procession was a

significant way of saying,

we are alive and present

and invite neighbors of all

faith traditions to please

come join us,” Watts said.

“We must work together

to create more peace, justice

and love in the world.

We are not just local citizens

but global ones as


A packed church with

standing room only greeted

the procession when

they arrived at St. Joseph’s.

Bishop Bartosic officiated

at the Mass while the

priests in the procession


Just before formally installing

Watts as pastor of

Sts. Joseph and Francis

Xavier Church, he talked

about Watts, his service to

others, ability to get things

done and his boundless energy.

“Wayne is a ‘mega,’”

Bartosic said. “He is a

mega Watts,” to which

there was much laughter.

Thunderous applause

followed Watts receiving

his official appointment as


Then Bartosic called up

other church groups—clergy

and staff, pastoral council,

financial council and

school board and reminded

them about their responsibility

to help Watts.

“You will assist Fr. Watts

and counsel him about the

needs of the parish and Father

Watts will be attentive

to you,” Bartosic said.

Watts became pastor

of Wilmette’s St. Joseph

Church Jan. 1. He remained

in that role until

July 1 when both St. Joseph

and St. Francis united

as one entity as part of the

Chicago Archdiocese’s

Renew My Church program.

He previously served as

pastor of St. John Berchmans

in Logan Square.

“Nearly four months

ago, we gathered as one

community in Vattman

Park for our Unity Mass,”

Watts said. “Everyone

worked together to make

the day special. We asked

for God’s blessing for that

which we were about to

do. We have come a long


He cited many of the

hurdles church members

went through to achieve

the successes so far —

blending of two historic

church communities that

has included combining

church, finance and school

councils; determining the

capital needs of buildings

and best use of both

schools campuses and

developing a long-range


Rev. Wayne Watts is all smiles after being installed as pastor of Sts. Joseph and Francis Xavier Oct. 27 in Wilmette.

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“We now have one of the

biggest Catholic schools in

Lake and Cook counties,”

he said.

Watts is not new to the

Wilmette community.

“I bring a deep love to

the Wilmette community,”

he said. “St. Francis Xavier

was my first assignment

as a priest. In Wilmette I

learned how to be a priest.”

Watts looks to welcoming

back anyone who has

drifted away from the


“I am sorry for whatever

it was that caused

someone’s leaving,” he

said. “I will work to right

those wrongs. I will listen.

I want people to be heard. I

want them to talk with me

openly and honestly.”

Watts also is concerned

about the elderly and

homebound in the community.

“Visiting the sick and

shut-ins who cannot make

it outside of their homes

are among my other concerns,”

he said. “They

often tend to be forgotten

and left behind.”

He became a friend of

many North Shore families

on his first assignment

through the ACTION

youth group that has no


“I am interested in

working with the youth of

the Wilmette community,

not just those who parents

belongs to Sts. Joseph and

Francis Xavier,” he said.

“They are not just our

future, they are our present.

I want to see what

they want, what changes

they would like made. I

want all the kids in the

Wilmette community to

know they are welcome

here, on our projects and

at our events. We need

them now.”

“I have stayed in touch

with many people on the

North Shore,” Watts said.

“I have walked with them

on many of their life journeys

and involved them in

Catholic Charities activities

where I work especially

with the homeless.”

He currently is the associate

administrator at

Catholic Charities.

“I am chaplain of the

Junior Board, a group

dedicated to service, social

and faith engagement for

young adults in the Archdiocese

of Chicago,” he


Watts also is on the

parish outreach executive


to increase collaboration

between the parish communities

and the work of

Catholic Charities.

He especially is passionate

about working

with the Supper program,

seeking partnership in

food donations, volunteers

and financial support of

the Tuesday night supper

where they welcome about

130 guests for dinner at

Catholic Charities headquarters,

721 N. LaSalle,


“I helped start a photo

project with our homeless

and hungry guests, where

they photograph beauty

and we hold a photo show

annually and the guests

can sell their art,” Watts


He grew up in the Oak

Park/River Forest area,

one of nine children.

All of his siblings live

in the metropolitan Chicago

area with his almost

thirty nieces and nephews.

One of them, his younger

brother, Martin, and his

wife, Monique, and their

three children live in Wilmette.

“I want to serve the people

of the Wilmette community,”

he said. “I am

here with and for you.”

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the wilmette beacon | November 7, 2019 | 27

The Great Pumpkin Contest

3 residents carve their way to victory

Eric DeGrechie

Managing Editor

Though we’re not sure

if The Great Pumpkin visited

Linus this year, we do

know that the North Shore

is filled with some talented


Entries to the annual

Halloween contest came in

fast and furiously once the

calendar neared Oct. 31 as

many entrants wait until the

last minute to dust off their

special carving tools.

We’re sure many of you

wonder how we go about

deciding which creation

is the best so I’m going to

take you behind the scenes

for the first time this year.

When our deadline for entries

concluded on Friday,

Nov. 1, the editors printed

up photos of each submission

and we began lining

them up along the floor in

the middle of our office.

With so many entries, they

took up some space. We

then started walking around

the pile and commenting on

the ones we liked best. We

even brought in our sales

team and the publisher to

help narrow things down.

In the end, though it was

admittedly difficult, we

made choices of our favorite

pumpkin carving for

three different categories:

Best in Show, Most Scary

and Most Funny. Here are

the winners:

Best in Show

Mary Roberts, of Highland

Park. In this ode to

“The Nightmare Before

Christmas,” Roberts carved

characters Jack Skellington

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on one side and Sally on

the other. For her win, Roberts

will receive (2) tickets

to see the Blue Man Group.

Most Scary

Karen Graves, of Glenview.

Speaking of nightmares,

this entry of what

appears to be a cannibalistic

clown definitely

scared us and that’s worth

something. In this case, the

winner will receive some

brownies from our friends

at Gail’s Brownies, featuring

decadent desserts. Find

out more at www.gailsbrownies.com.

Most Funny

Andrew Attea, of Glenview.

Just one look at the

toothy grin on this jacko’-lantern

and you can tell

the creator had some fun

Mary Roberts, of Highland

Park, won Best in Show

in our annual The Great

Pumpkin Contest with her

entry of Jack and Sally

from “The Nightmare

Before Christmas.” Photo


carving it. The winner will

also receive some brownies

from Gail’s Brownies.

Thanks again for all your

entries. Keep an eye out for

our next contest — Holiday

Greeting Card Contest.


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Papa Willie’s BBQ sells out on first day in business

Peter Kaspari

Contributing Editor

When Brian Merel

opened up Papa Willie’s

BBQ in Highwood last

month, he had no idea how

popular it would end up


On his first day in business,

Oct. 20, he had to

close the restaurant after

just 90 minutes.


Because he ran out of


“I was way under (the

demand),” he said.

Despite running out

of food, Merel said he’s

happy he opened the business

that day, because it

gave him a glimpse of

what people in Highwood

and the surrounding areas


“I think people are

ready,” he said. “There’s

a pretty deep desire to fill

bellies with what I’ve got


The opening also allowed

him to make a few

adjustments to his system.

After his opening, Merel

said he added a new iPad

to his counter, giving a

second place to take orders.

He also rearranged

the kitchen a bit so that

orders don’t get mixed up.

For Merel, opening Papa

Willie’s BBQ, located at

148 Green Bay Road in

Highwood, was all about


Previously a private

chef for 10 years, Merel

realized he needed to do

something to support his

growing family.

“When gigs were busy

and times were busy, it

was great,” he said. “But

when you add a wife and

two kids, there needs to be

a bit more consistency.”

Merel considered other

careers, and even looked at

opportunities in the corporate

world, but quickly realized

the idea of working

a 9-to-5 job wasn’t going

to be satisfying to him.

In the end, he decided to

stick with what he knew

and open up a restaurant.

“This was an idea that

was on the backburner and

the frontburner for the last

few years,” Merel said.

For Papa Willie’s BBQ,

everything seemed to

come together all at once.

He was originally going

to open up in downtown

Chicago, but eventually

decided to look on the

North Shore for a place.

Merel looked at property

in Highland Park, but

chose the Highwood location

after his stepmother

was driving past it one day

and suggested he look into


Merel, who lives two

blocks away from the restaurant,

checked it out and

realized that it was the perfect

location for him; he’s

been told the intersection

outside the restaurant is

the second-busiest intersection

in the area, plus the

fact that there’s a threeway

stop means everybody

who drives there sees the


“All stars needed to

align,” he said.

Family plays into more

than just the reason he

started the restaurant. It’s

actually named after his

grandfather, and his uncle

created the barbecue sauce

that Merel uses on all of

his food.

“It’s got some heat to

it, it’s got some smoke,

sweet,” Merel said. “I

happen to think it’s my

favorite barbecue sauce

I’ve ever had, so I think

that automatically sets me

Papa Willie’s BBQ

148 Green Bay Road,


(847) 748-8599


4 p.m.-9 p.m.


Closed Tuesdays and


apart from other barbecue


Merel said his uncle

taught him all about barbecue.

“He taught me the style

of putting it up after it’s

nearly done and taking it

off the grill and chopping

it up and tossing it in the

sauce and throwing it back

on,” Merel said. “It’s such

an erratic style of cooking

because it’s pure chaos on

the grill.”

Merel’s uncle also

taught him to be careful

when grilling with the


“There’s sugar in the

sauce, so if you leave it too

long, there’s a fine line between

burnt and carmel,”

he said.

Papa Willie’s BBQ is

take-out only, and Merel

said there’s a reason for

that. He believes that what

leads many restaurants to

fail are labor, food, waste

and overhead, so he decided

to minimize that as

much as he could.

“I can do a whole restaurant

and staff, food if

I wanted to,” he said. “I

don’t want to do that.”

He’s also only open for


All of it goes back to


“I want a life,” he said.

“I want to see my wife, I

want to see my kids. My

endgame isn’t the almighty


Merel added, “I want to

Papa Willie’s BBQ’s signature dish is its Bag o’ Ribs

($14 for a half slab, $24 for a full slab), covered in the

barbecue sauce that owner Brian Merel’s uncle makes.

Photos by Erin Yarnall/22nd Century Media

The restaurant offers a seasonal salad ($9) filled with

baby field greens, charred corn, candied pecans, dried

cranberries, queso fresco and topped with a roasted

shallot cranberry white balsamic vinaigrette.

provide for them, but I’m

not going to be away from

them 15 hours a day, seven

days a week. That’s not

going to happen.”

Merel said he loves


“I get goosebumps a lot

when I talk about food,” he

said, adding that he can’t

wait to see how people react

to eating his food.

“That might render me

speechless,” he said, then

added what he believes

about food.

“Cooking is cooking,

but cooking is nothing until

you share it with someone,”

he said. “So as soon

as people start eating my

food and I can see it, then

I’ll know.”

A group of 22nd Century

Media editors recently

visited Papa Willie’s BBQ

to taste the food and the famous

barbecue sauce.

We started with the Bag

O’ Ribs ($14 half-slab, $24

full-slab), which is literally

a bag filled with ribs.

Papa Willie’s barbecue

sauce added a smoky, delicious

flavor to the ribs, and

editors enjoyed the food so

much, the ribs were gone

within just a few minutes.

We also got to try the

seasonal salad, which currently

contains baby field

greens, charred corn, candied

pecans, dried cranberries,

queso fresco and

roasted shallot cranberry

with white balsamic vinaigrette

($9). Editors enjoyed

the dressing as well

as the variety of flavors

that came with the salad.

The price of the salad varies

depending on the season.

Editors also got to try the

mac ‘n cheese ($3), which

is served as a side option

for the ribs. It’s made with

a “rich homemade five

cheese blend.”

Finally, we ended our

visit to Papa Willie’s BBQ

by trying both dessert options;

Uncle JJ’s Blueberry

Crumb Pie ($6) and Possum

Pie ($6). Both are

served layered and in Mason


Uncle JJ’s Blueberry

Crumb pie includes a buttery

graham cracker crust,

wild blueberry filling and a

sweet cream cheese lemon

zest layer. It’s topped with

graham cracker clusters.

Possum Pie has a thick

Oreo crust, chocolate

hazelnut cream, chocolate

cream pudding and

whipped cream, topped

with hazelnut Pirouline


Merel said the trick to

both desserts is to stick the

spoon down to the bottom

of the Mason jar, that way

all layers end up on the

spoon and you can taste all

of them at once.

Additionally, Merel also

sells jars of the Papa Willie’s

BBQ sauce for $7,

and Willie pig hats for $20.

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Mac Zelazny

The New Trier senior is a

member of the New Trier

Green hockey team.

When did you start

playing hockey?

I think I started around

the age of four or five,

because my uncle played

hockey at Notre Dame,

and my mom’s side of the

family was a big hockey

family and she got me into

it. I just started with coach

Rafe Aybar, who recently

passed away. But he was

kind of my first instructor

and ever since then I’ve

loved it.

What’s the best part

about playing hockey?

I think just during the

winter months, being able

to play outdoor hockey,

like pond hockey and just

getting to know a locker

room, too. Boys, the relationships

you build

over the course of a long

seven months season with

a group of 19, 20 guys is

all... You just get to know

people so well and the

hockey locker room was

so much fun.

If you could play

another sport, what

would it be?

I think it would be

football just because I’ve

always loved watching

football and playing pickup

football and I used to

play football when I was

younger. But football has

always been a passion of

mine. Too bad it’s not a

spring sport.

If you could have one

meal for the rest of

your life, what would

it be?

I think just the steak

and potatoes that my dad

makes. Classic meal that

I have on the weekends

usually. It’s a great, great


If you could travel

anywhere in the

world, where would

you go?

I think New Zealand,

because it’s a foreign

country, different culture

and they have really good

surfing and skiing on an

island, too. Jus beautiful

mountains and coasts.

What’s one item on

your bucket list?

To see the Northern

lights one day.

If you had $5 at

Walgreens, what

would you get and


I would get the cinnamon

raisin swirl bread

and some Sour Patch watermelon

candies because

that sounds amazing.

If you won the lottery,

what would you do

with the money?

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I would get a bunch of

different properties in different

places around the

country, in California, the

Cape Cod area, and in

Denver, in Utah and just

travel the world places.

If you had a

superpower, what

would it be?

Invisible. Just being able

to be places where no one

knows you are, do stuff

and be alone, sit down. I

don’t know. That’s a hard


What has been your

favorite moment at

New Trier?

Definitely winning state

last year. For sure. Just the

whole entire season, working

to that point was amazing

to finally get in there

and being at the United

Center in front of all those

people and winning the

state championship was


Interview by Sports Editor

Michael Wojtychiw

The Varsity: North Shore Podcast

Guys recap postseason football,

announce boys soccer honorees

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 start

of playoff football. The

guys recap Loyola Academy

and Lake Forest

playoff football games, announce

boys soccer Team

22 all-area teams and the

Boys Soccer Coach and

Player of the Year, preview

another week of postseason

football and talk


From Page 34

the season.

“Our communication, a

couple of us seniors have

been playing together for

four years, so we know

how each other play,”

Julia Fortier said. “Our

communication, constant

support and being on each

other, holding each other

responsible and pulling

for each other has really

helped us a lot.”

While the defense was

doing its job, the offense

was trying to get the Raiders

on the board to give

them a lead they wouldn’t

relinquish. After multiple

attempts throughout the

entire game, senior Caroline

Segal broke through

with a goal with a minute,

11 seconds remaining.

“It had been a really

long game, especially

since we had played a

tough game last night,”

Segal said. “I had the support

of my teammates and

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First Period

had wanted to go in and

finish what we had started

and I just did what I could.

“Luckily it went in.”

Last year’s season ended

with an overtime loss

to the same Glenbard West

team, so North Shore was

looking for a little bit of

revenge in Saturday’s tilt.

Even though the Raiders

had easily defeated

the Glenbard West in the

regular season, they knew

their fourth-seeded opponents

wouldn’t be an easy


“They came out really

strong but we knew we

had to leave everything on

the field and for our one

last game for North Shore

field hockey,” Morgan


Segal (Middlebury College),

Morgan (University

of Virginia) and Fortier

(Yale University) will all

be continuing their field

hockey careers at the collegiate

level next fall, so

going out in their senior

season with a win was a

special moment.

The three recap both

Loyola and Lake Forest

football games.

Second Period

With soccer ending for

the area teams, the guys

announce the all-area

teams and best player and


Third Period

With the playoffs continuing,

the three hosts

preview the next games.


The guys recap the other

postseason headlines.

“It’s unreal,” Morgan

said. “Our culture here at

North Shore is so strong

and we love each other

so much. This was really

special. The juniors wanted

to finish off for us and

that means the world to

us. To finish off the year

with a win is really great

and we’re happy about it.”

Doar, in her second year

as the Raiders head coach,

couldn’t have been prouder

of her squad, especially

the seniors who really

stepped up and put North

Shore in the spotlight as a

team not to take lightly.

“They came in an athletic

bunch and they fell

in love with the sport and

with each other and decided

they were going to

do big things,” she said.

“And they did.

“They’ve put in the

work in the offseason and

have accomplished their

goals. They’ve rallied

their young teammates

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Girls volleyball

New Trier falls in regional final to Fremd

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

For the second consecutive

season, New Trier and

Fremd met in the state

playoffs. And like last

year, the game was an intense

matchup between

two highly successful programs.

Also like last year,

Fremd took down the Trevians,

this time in the New

Trier Regional final 21-25,

25-20, 25-20 Thursday,

Oct. 31, in Winnetka.

“It was such a fun game,

we were just talking about

it in the locker room that

Fremd out up such a great

fight,” Bodman said.

“They’re not willing to

give up no matter what and

it creates such a competitive


That’s what girls volleyball

is, everyone wants to

win. That’s what makes it

so fun about it.”

Fremd controlled the

first set from the early

going, but every time the

Vikings would extend a

lead, the Trevians would

mount a comeback, pointby-point.

After tying the set at

12, the Trevians went on

a 10-4 run, essentially

making it too difficult for

the visitors to come back

from. In the process, the

hosts were able to take

care of multiple Fremd

hitting and passing errors,

getting the Vikings out of

sync multiple times.

“They have some go-to

hitters so we were shutting

them down,” Bodman

said. “The blocking was on

point and we were playing

defense really well. It was

an all-around good set.

“We came out with so

much energy in the first set

and that was pretty much

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Cat Flood puts down a kill during New Trier’s match

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The second set was

much like the first in that

one team got off to a quick

start with the other having

to battle back. However, it

was the Vikings this time

that were able to take advantage

of New Trier miscues,

taking the 15-14 lead

on a New Trier service error

until the Trevians were

able to rally to make it a

19-all set.

However, another New

Trier service error gave the

Vikings a 21-20 lead, one

they wouldn’t relinquish.

The third set was, coincidentally,

almost identical

to the second, where a service

error broke a 19-all tie

and propelled the Vikings

to the set and match win.

The Trevians graduate

a majority of their roster,

one that was closer as a

team and became more so

as the season went along.

“This team, I love this

team, some of the best

girls in the school, in my

opinion are on this team,”

coach Hannah Hsieh said.

“They’re high-character

girls, live with integrity,

work hard and don’t need

to be told to work hard, it’s

just part of their nature.

“The level of commitment

they brought to this

team will be a huge mark

that they’re leaving on the


Hsieh was also proud of

the way her team handled

adversity, as the season

would be an up-and-down

one, consistency-wise.

“We talked about when

teams lose, that’s usually

when they fall apart and we

definitely had some tough

losses, but I didn’t have

to worry about that with

them,” she said. “They

were fully committed to

the team, they owned their

own mistakes, but knew it

wasn’t only one person.”

Even though the Trevians

do lose players like

Cat Flood, Bodman and

Britt Soudan, they bring

back talent in Stephanie

Mayer and Rose McDermott,

as well as others,

Flood and fellow senior

Grace Magner led the team

in kills against Fremd with

six kills, while Bodman

added five.

girls volleyball

Tough serving launches Loyola to regional title

Bill McLean

Freelance Reporter

Loyola Academy’s dress

code prevented its students

from donning a scary costume

on Halloween.

But it didn’t stop the

school’s girls volleyball

team from wearing out

Niles North by playing

frighteningly well in the

Class 4A Rolling Meadows

Regional final Thursday,

Oct. 31.

Loyola’s Ramblers

— behind eight aces, including

four from sophomore

outside hitter Mia

McGrath, and decisive

scoring runs in each set

— overwhelmed North’s

Vikings 25-11, 25-11 for

the program’s ninth regional

championship in

12 years and second under

second-year coach Mallory


“Everybody was energetic

tonight, and everybody

was on the same

page,” said a pleased Thelander,

whose top-seeded

club (29-7) faces fourthseeded

Glenbrook South

in a Maine East Sectional

semifinal Nov. 4 at 5:30


“And we got contributions

from a number of


The 5-foot-11-inch Mc-

Grath set a super tone from

beyond a baseline, helping

the Ramblers take a 3-0

lead via her serves; she

notched her first ace for

the third point.

“We wanted to put pressure

on their serve-receive

and get off to a strong

start,” said McGrath,

whose clean ace — the

ball hit nothing but hardwood

in a deep corner —

widened LA’s advantage to

24-10 in the first set.

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Ninth-seeded Niles

North (21-15) enjoyed

only one lead (5-4 in the

first set, after a 5-1 spurt)

all night and trailed 21-8

after LA had produced a

resounding 9-0 run in the

first set. A pair of aces

from senior setter Chloe

Tierney highlighted the

set-turning stretch.

A kill from junior middle

Jane Robertson gave

LA a 19-8 cushion and

prompted Vikings coach

Terri Vander Jeugdt to call

for a second timeout.

“Our serves kept

[North’s Vikings] out of

their system,” said Tierney,

who served eight of

the points during that 9-0

torrent. “Our team is intense

and focused; the

closeness of our players is

another strength.”

Ramblers senior middle

Jackie Yau pounded the

match’s most emphatic kill

to end the second point of

the second set. It followed

junior setter/right-side hitter

Sarine Kalayjian’s tipwinner.

Fifteen points later, LA

senior defensive specialist

Rosie Talaga catapulted

forward and hit the floor

hard to come up with the

dig of the match. Talaga’s

right arm skidded and appeared

to absorb the brunt

of the hustle play. But she

shook off the pain, as LA

won the point to secure an

11-6 lead.

McGrath struck two

more aces in the second

set, with the second — the

ball clipped the net tape

and trickled over — upping

the Ramblers’ chasm

to 17-7. LA scored its 19th

and 20th points on backto-back

kills from junior

hitters Josie Fronczak and

Marissa Lynch.

The 23rd point was a

lengthy rally, featuring

several impressive digs

from McGrath and Kalayjian.

LA won the entertaining

exchange and then

needed only two more

points to earn regional


Junior defensive specialist

Meilani Calcutt

ended the match fittingly

with yet another ace.

“Deep serves, short

serves … our players hit

the serves to the right

spots,” said Thelander,

who guided her first Ramblers

squad to a Class 4A

supersectional last fall.

Robertson paced the

Ramblers’ attack with four

kills, followed by Yau, Kalayjian

and senior reserve

hitter Katy D’Arrigo with

three apiece. D’Arrigo

popped to put down consecutive

kills midway

through the first set and

hammered another to

make it 8-6, Loyola Academy,

in the second set.

“She puts it away, consistently,”

McGrath said.

“Katy,” Thelander added,

“has been stepping up

for us lately.”

McGrath (team-high

nine digs) and Fronczak

each contributed two kills;

Kalayjian also finished

with eight assists, one

ace and one block; and

D’Arrigo and Yau elevated

for a block apiece.

“We’re a strong team,

offensively and defensively,”

McGrath said. “We

showed that tonight.”

McGrath also shared the

name of her favorite candy.

It was, after all, Halloween.

“M&M’S,” said the

Rambler with the M.M.


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This Week In...

Trevian varsity


Boys bowling

■Nov. ■ 9 - at Glenbrook

North Invite (at Brunswick

Zone Mount Prospect), 8:30


■Nov. ■ 12 - at Glenbrook

North (at Brunswick Zone

Mount Prospect), 4:30 p.m.

■Nov. ■ 14 - host Niles North

(at Classic Lanes), 4:30 p.m.

Field hockey

Boys cross-country

■Nov. ■ 9 - IHSA State Finals

(at Detweiller Park), 2 p.m.

Girls cross-country

■Nov. ■ 9 - IHSA State Finals

(at Detweiller Park), 2 p.m.

Girls swimming and


■Nov. ■ 9 - at CSL Invite (at

Glenbrook South), 1 p.m.

Rambler varsity


Boys bowling

■Nov. ■ 12 - vs. Fenwick (at

Habetler Bowl), 4:30 p.m.

Boys cross-country

■Nov. ■ 9 - IHSA State Finals

(at Detweiller Park), 2 p.m.

Girls cross-country

■Nov. ■ 9 - IHSA State Finals

(at Detweiller Park), 2 p.m.

Girls volleyball

■Nov. ■ 8 - vs. TBD (IHSA

Supersectional at Fremd),

6 p.m.

NSCD seniors conclude

historic careers with win

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

North Shore Country

Day’s senior class has put

up some gaudy numbers.

The seniors on this

year’s squad went undefeated

in conference play

over all four years, not

giving up a goal in conference

play during that

span. They’d also made

four consecutive final

fours and outscored their

opponents 319-56 over

four years. Out of the 14

goals given up this season,

11 had come against

New Trier and Lake Forest

in three games.

After fourth-, secondand

fourth-place finishes

at state, the Raiders added

another impressive finish,

taking third at this year’s

state finals after defeating

Glenbard West 1-0 Saturday,

Nov. 2, in Oak Park.

“I think our freshman

year, we were coming

onto a really strong team,

once they had built a really

good culture at North

Shore and we really wanted

to feed off of that,”

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NSCD poses with its third-place trophy Saturday, Nov.

2, in Oak Park. Michael Wojtychiw/22nd Century Media

Xas Morgan said. “Our

first final four was a such

a team win and we knew

from that point on out, we

wanted to continue that.

“We have really, really

strong seniors and we’ve

been able to work together

and continue building.

Yesterday was really

devastating for us, but we

knew we wanted to come

back on a high and finish

off strong and finish off

what we started at North


Much like many of their

previous contests, the

Raiders’ defense stood out

and didn’t allow their opponent

to really get anything

going toward their


What made the defense’s

performance even

more impressive was that

it was breaking in a new

goalie after Abby Renaud

graduated and headed off

to play at Northwestern

University. According to

coach Mullery Doar, goalie

Charlize Guillen made

14 saves in the semifinal

loss to Lake Forest, after

need to make only a combined

11 saves the rest of

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Athlete of the Month

New Trier’s Katie Lipsey was named 22nd Century Media’s September Athlete of the

Month. 22nd Century Media File Photo

Diver Lipsey hands Trevians

second monthly honor of year


Sports Editor

Katie Lipsey has had a

lot of success in the pool

as one of New Trier’s top

divers. She’s finished in

the top three at the state

meet the past two seasons

and now has another honor

as well: November’s Athlete

of the Month.

The Trevian senior took

a lead early in 22nd Century

Media’s latest Athlete of

the Month competition and

never gave it up, giving the

school its second monthly

honor in 2019.

Lipsey finished in first

place with 730 votes,

knocking off Highland Park

field hockey player Maddie

Gordon, who finished

with 425 votes, and fellow

Giants field hockey player

Sabrina Stefani, who finished

with 238 votes. New

Trier football player Sean

McNeely finished fourth

and Highland Park girls

volleyball player Georgia

Sullivan finished fifth.

October Athlete of the Month Candidates

Loyola Academy

Grace Kryscio, girls golf

Jackie Yau, girls volleyball

New Trier

Aidan Crowder, boys soccer

Kate McLaughlin, field hockey

Daniel Tanaka, boys golf

Glenbrook North

Yusuf Shaaban, boys soccer

David Schueler, boys soccer

Kevin O’Regan, boys golf

Lara Pick, girls tennis

Victoria Grzesiuk, girls swimming and


Glenbrook South

The senior has been a

big part of New Trier’s

success in the pool, finishing

second and third,

at the past two state tournaments.

She also medaled

her freshman year

as well.

Voting lasted from Oct.

10-25. The Athlete of the

Month contest for athletes

selected in the month of

October gets underway on

Nov. 10 and will end on

Nov. 25. Vote at Wilmette-


Olivia Vamos, cheerleading

Coley Scott, field hockey

Highland Park

Corey Fairchild, boys cross-country

Chris lee, football

Michelle Nava, girls cross-country

Matt Holleman, boys soccer

Chris Hernandez, football

Lake Forest

Julia Hender, field hockey

Jahari Scott, football

Kai Kroeger, football

Sophie Gambit, field hockey

Woodlands Academy

Genevieve Hessy, girls tennis

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boys soccer Player of the Year

Crowder’s emergence leads to accolade

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

A season after only

scoring three goals, New

Trier senior forward Aidan

Crowder set a goal for

himself for his last season

as a Trevian: score 20


Unfortunately for

Crowder, he fell short of

the goal, finishing with 17

goals, but his presence up

front is what made the Trevians

a scary team to face


For that, Crowder was

named this year’s 22nd

Century Media Boys Soccer

Player of the Year.

After scoring only 40

goals as a team during the

2018 season, New Trier

looked to gain more offensive

firepower and Crwoder

was going to be a big

part of that.

“I knew that I needed to

step up because I knew I

was capable of doing it,”

Crowder said.

Scoring goals had always

been in his blood, ever

since he was a kid playing

club soccer and early on in

his New Trier career.

“Early on in New Trier,

when I wasn’t on varsity,

I would score a lot and I

was usually looked at as

the main guy to score goals

because of my speed and

just being athletic,” he said.

“Yeah, so it was kind of

weird, my junior year, not

having that much of an impact

on the team, but it kind

of felt like there wasn’t

much else I could do. “

New Trier Matt Ravenscraft

realized Crowder’s

potential early on at New

Trier, pulling him up to the

varsity level toward the end

of his sophomore season.

Even though he didn’t

get a lot of playing time or

get on the score sheet, there

were some key things that

the coaching staff really

liked, namely his speed,

tactical IQ and realizing

how to make runs during


Ravenscraft saw a different

Crowder between his

junior and seasons, however.

“I think the primary

thing is Aidan himself,” the

coach said about the differences

between the two

years. “We see this every

year and there’s always a

couple of guys who put in

the work and Aidan put in

the time there. That can be

difficult in January or February

when your season

feels like it’s a long ways

away, but he did that.

“He was fast last year and

that was a weapon that he

had last year, but his speed

improved, his strength improved.

A lot of that just

goes down to Aidan and his

work and then some of the

just physical growth. But

he really took the time, particularly

in the summer, to

understand his role in our

playing style.”

Crowder combined with

fellow senior Alex Powell

to form a formidable duo

up top for the Trevians, who

saw their season end in the

sectional semifinals with a

1-0 loss to rival Evanston.

However, the Central Suburban

League and soccer

coaches from across the

state recognized Crowder’s

achievements, naming him

to the conference-s allconference

team, as well

as an All-Sectional player

through the Illinois High

School Soccer Coaches Association.

Included in his 17 goals,

were six game-winning

goals, an impressive number

for any team, especially

considering he scored the

New Trier’s Aidan Crowder

is this year’s 22nd Century

Media Boys Soccer Player

of the Year 22nd Century

Media File Photo

game-winner in 38 percent

of the team’s wins.

“I love having clutch

plays,” Crowder said. “To

me that’s one of the most

important things a player

can do, because when it

seems like the game might

be over or we’re not going

to have a chance, I always

just give it a little extra to

make sure that we can get

the goal or just win the


Crowder plans to play

in college but hasn’t made

a decision on where yet.

The 2019 high school season

has given him plenty

of confidence going into

his club season, where he

hopes to catch the eyes of

more colleges and find the

best fit for him.

“Now I know I can score

when I want to against really

good opponents, and this

club season’s going to help

a lot because it’s kind of

like an all-star team, when

you think about it with the

best players from all the

schools around here,” he


“We can really play

our style to the maximum

level, it’s just going to improve

me a lot, and I’m really

excited to score a lot of


boys soccer Coach of the Year

Historic season propels

Jones to annual award

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

North Shore Country

Day has been on quite the

run athletically over the

past couple years. Multiple

trips to the state’s final

four spread out among

multiple sports, including

a couple state titles and

runner-up finishes.

One of those teams that

has had success has been

the boys soccer team,

winning back-to-back regionals

last year and this


This season, however,

was different.

The Raiders were able

to accomplish something

that no team had done in

program history: win sectional

and supersectional

titles and qualify for the

state’s final four.

While the team ended

up taking fourth place, it

was still a historic accomplishment

for the Winnetka


For that, the Raiders’

coach Kyle Jones has

been named 22nd Century

Media’ Boys Soccer

Coach of the Year.

“We’ve got a good

foundation in terms of

how to be a great teammate

during preseason,

having deeper squads than

we’ve had in the past, and

being able to rest people

throughout the season,”

Jones said. “I think we

play off the mindset of

just taking one day, one

play at a time rather than

looking forward and overthinking

things. We’ve

just been focused on each

game and each day and

each practice and each

play in practice.”

Most teams that get

over the proverbial hump

are made up of mostly upperclassmen


but that hasn’t really been

the case this season for the


North Shore has gotten

contributions from freshman

Cole Sabia and sophomores

Mason Roberts-

Jones and Nick Potter, as

well as juniors Vincent

Luglio, Jacob Sherman

and Axel Garcia, to name

a few. Those, combined

with the senior leadership

of the likes of Adam Terhaerdt

really put the Raiders

in a good spot.

“I always say that players

in the middle school,

at our school, if you’re

good enough, you’re old

enough, you can play at

any level,” Jones said.

“We’ve got freshmen

making a contribution and

sophomores and juniors.

For me, I put the best

11 or 12 or 18, however

many people are playing,

in the game. To play, you

have to fall at the highest

level on a daily basis.

Sometimes that’s seniors

and sometimes that’s

freshmen and sophomores

and juniors.”

Jones is in his 13th

year at North Shore, but

that’s been spread over

15 years. He spent five

years at North Shore before

heading over to England

to be the coach and

head of coach education

at Manchester College for

two years, before coming

back to Winnetka and becoming

the Raiders’ head

coach for the past eight


While at Manchester

College he helped train

future coaches, as well as

picking up some pointers

himself that he was able

to bring back with him to


“I bring everything

back. Wherever you go,

you’re constantly learning

and growing,” he said.

“It’s something that I’ve

got to if I want my players

to pursue excellence and

improve on a daily basis,

I’ve got to be doing the


“That was part of the

journey, part of the coach

education. I was fortunate

enough to work with

some really good coaches

and take some courses and

see some of the academy

programs over there. I’ve

got a couple core friends

at Man United, and Man

City and I was fortunate

enough to see them in action

and see how they’re

programs work.”

The former Cornell

University soccer player

has loved every moment

of this historic ride, one

he’ll always remember.

“It’s been great. We’re

just enjoying it along the

way,” he said. “We’re remaining

focused. We’ve

just been so proud of the

boys. They’ve done really

well. The boys are loving

it. They’ve really bought

in and enjoying the ride.”

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BOYS Soccer

First Team


Joey Martens, GBN senior

• 19 goals, 7 assists; Martens

returns to 22nd Century Media’s

First Team after an impressive

senior season. He increased both

his goals and assists statistics.


Nico Adducci, GBN senior

• 6 goals, 6 assists; North’s

two-year varsity starter ended

his career on a strong note,

helping the Spartans win an IHSA



Mario Hrvojevic, LA junior

• 4 goals, 12 assists; Loyola’s

junior helped move the ball

around the pitch, creating

different scoring chances. He

earned CCL All-Conference


Welcome to the 22nd Century Media All-Area team: Team 22. Thanks to the help of area

coaches, and the eyes of 22nd Century Media staff, the best players were selected from

eight high schools — Glenbrook North (GBN), Glenbrook South (GBS), Highland Park (HP),

Lake Forest Academy (LFA), Lake Forest (LF), Loyola Academy (LA), New Trier (NT) and

North Shore Country Day (NSCD) — in our coverage area.

Second Team


Aidan Crowder, NT senior

• 16 goals, 7 assists; New Trier’s

senior earned Central Suburban

League All-Conference and

All-Sectional honors. He finished

with five game-winning goals.


Oliver Akintade, LF senior

• 7 goals, 4 assists; Lake

Forest’s senior was a strong

leader for the Scouts on the

pitch, controlling the middle

portion of the field.


Konrad Ziaja, LF senior

• 1 goal, 3 assists; Lake Forest’s

defensive leader helped anchor

a strong wall against opponents’



Giuseppe Maida, LFA sophomore

• 37 goals, 6 assists; The

sophomore burst out onto the

scene with a big season. Lake

Forest Academy’s second-year

varsity player led the Caxys in a

big way after a nice freshman



Tommy Zipprich, LA junior

• 10 goals, 6 assists; Zipprich

returns to the First Team after

strong play in his junior season.

The Rambler earned Chicago

Catholic League All-Conference

and All-Sectional honors.


Christian Noordover, GBS senior

• 0.85 GAA, 4.5 shutouts; The

Titans’ goalkeeper limited what

opponents could do on the

offensive side of the ball. The CSL

All-Conference honoree allowed

13 goals in 1,230 minutes.


Will Franzen, NT junior

• 7 goals, 10 assists; The Trevian

impressed in his first season

playing high school soccer.

Franzen earned All-Conference

and All-Sectional honors.


David Schueler, GBN senior

• 4 goals; The three-year varsity

player and senior captain was a

major leader for the Spartans,

especially during a run to a

regional championship.

Honorable Mentions:

Honorable mention: Danny Sergiev,

GBS senior F; Zach Ochab, GBS

senior F; Justin Leszynski, GBS

junior F; Luke Zucker, HP senior

F; Danny Barragan, HP senior

MF; Scott Skinner, LFA senior MF;

Antonio Ferraiolo, LFA junior MF;

Nico Defilippis, LF senior F; John

Walsh, LF senior GK; Nick Roscoe;

LA senior MF; Michael Sullivan, LA

junior MF; Ryan Ball, NT senior MF;

James Paden, NT sophomore D;

Cole Sabia NSCD freshman

F; Adam Terhaerdt NSCD

senior MF


Alex Powell, NT senior

• 10 goals, 11 assists; Powell returns to

the Second Team after a strong senior

campaign. The Trevian earned All-State

and CSL All-Conference honors.

Ronin Moore, HP senior

• 13 goals, 7 assists; The Giants captain

led his team with 33 points.

Vincent Luglio, NSCD junior

• 17 goals; The Raider helped lead his

team to a historic season, advancing to

their first-ever state semifinal. He earned

All-Sectional honors.


Jake Krueger, NT junior

• 4 goals, 9 assists; The Trevian scored

one game-winning goal and earned CSL

All-Conference honors.

Julian Issar, GBS senior

• 1 goals, 3 assists; South’s three-year

varsity player earned All-Sectional and

CSL All-Conference honors.

Jhovany Guadarrama, GBS senior

• 4 assists; Head coach Reggie Lara

called the senior “the heart and soul”

of the team. Guadarrama earned All-

Sectional honors.

Stefan Momcilovic, LFA sophomore

• 10 goals, 13 assists; Momcilovic was

another sophomore who came out and

helped the Caxys in a big way.


Jose Santos-DeSoto, GBS senior

• 1 goal, 3 assists; South’s CSL All-

Conference player helped the Titans

defense earn six shutouts.

Drew Maytum, GBS junior

• 3 goals, 2 assists; Maytum was the

vocal leader for the Titans backline and

thrived on set pieces.

Matt Holleman, HP senior

• HP’s senior played in every match this

season and helped his defense earn a

1.51 goals per game average.


Ethan Fineman, HP junior

• 1.52 GAA, 7 shutouts; Fineman

returned to the Second Team after

another solid year in net.

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Loyola outduels Maine South in first-round heavyweight battle

Neil Milbert

Freelance Reporter

The rivalry between

Loyola Academy and

Maine South has become

a high school football version

of the classic boxing

matches pitting Muhammad

Ali against Joe Frazier.

The heavyweights went

at it again under the lights

at Maine South on Saturday,

Nov. 2, in the opening

round of the Class 8A


After being pinned

against the ropes, the defending

state champion

Ramblers counterattacked

in the closing 10 minutes

to knock out the team that

ended their 30-game winning

streak in the 2016

state title game.

When the game was on

the line, Loyola hit Maine

South with its best shot —

long passes thrown by JT

Thomas to Matt Mangan

— and the Hawks fell 14-6.

“That’s one (playoff opponent

down),” coach John

Holecek told his Ramblers

afterward. “Let’s not be

satisfied. We have a huge

challenge coming up.”

Next up is Glenbard West

(10-0) on Saturday, Nov. 9,

at Loyola. Glenbard West

is averaging more than 46

points-per-game and holding

opponents to under 10

points, and in the season

opener the Hilltoppers got

the best of Maine South


The Hawks also lost their

next regular season game

to Mount Carmel but then

won seven in a row to go

into the playoffs with momentum,

whereas the Ramblers

(7-3) were coming off

a 14-6 loss to Marist.

It seemed that the Ramblers

were vulnerable and

it took some big defensive

playoffs by free safety

Marty Auer to keep Maine

South off the scoreboard in

the first half.

With the Hawks on the

Loyola 4-yard line early in

the second quarter Auer intercepted

a pass and ran it

back 100 yards to the end

zone but an illegal use of

hands penalty wiped out

the touchdown and instead

the Ramblers took possession

on their own 3-yard


They managed to get out

of that precarious situation

and advance to the Hawks’

44 before losing the ball on


Maine South then went

back on the attack and advanced

to the 18 but Auer

broke up a third down pass

and on fourth down he

blocked John Sassan’s 35-

yard field goal attempt with

49 seconds left in the half.

In the third quarter, the

Ramblers continued to live

dangerously. They found

themselves deep in their

own territory three times

— at the 11-yard line, at

the 1 and at the 5 — and

each time they managed to


Then, with 15 seconds

elapsed in the fourth quarter,

they suffered a staggering

blow. The Hawks’

Liam Barry stripped the

football from a Loyola ballcarrier

and took the fumble

25 yards to the end zone.

The Hawks tried for a

two-point conversion — a

pass from Luke Leongas to

Jack Leyden — and when

an official raised his arms

it seemed as though they’d

succeeded. However, the

other officials saw it differently,

asserting that the diving

Leyden had fielded the

football after it had hit the

ground, and after they conferred

for nearly a minute,


1 2 3 4 F

LOYOLA 0 0 0 14 14

MS 0 0 0 6 6

Top Performers

1. JT Thomas, QB – 2 passing TD, 189 passing yards.

2. Matt Mangan, WR – 9 receptions, 116 yards, TD.

3. Marty Auer, DB – INT, blocked FG.

the two-point conversion

was invalidated.

Given a reprieve, the

Ramblers took advantage

of the situation and went 80

yards in five plays for the

touchdown that decided the


Earlier in the game

Thomas had connected

with Mangan repeatedly on

relatively short passes.

On this drive, they went

long. A 35-yard pass to

Mangan put the ball on the

Hawks’ 35 and two plays

later the wide receiver outdueled

a defender to catch

Thomas’ pass in the left

corner of the end zone, tying

the score.

Then, Nate Van Zelst

kicked the extra point, putting

the Ramblers on top


As is his custom, Mangan

downplayed his role.

“The credit goes to our

offensive coordinator,

coach (Tyler) Vradenburg,”

he insisted. “Coach Vradenburg

does an incredible job.

He knew their defense and

he called the play. He trusted

JT and me and JT threw

the perfect ball to make it


“Before that, our team

was a little down but when

we scored it picked us up.”

On their next possession

the Ramblers drove to the

Maine South 12 before being

stopped on downs with

just over three-and-a-half

minutes to play.

Two pass completions

put the ball on Loyola 44

but on a first down rushing

attempt by Ryan Kilburg

linebacker Kyle Zupec

jarred the ball loose and

Auer took the recovered

fumble to the Hawks’ 36.

Two plays later — in a

third-and-six situation —

Thomas threw the ball to

James Kyle in the clear

and the big sophomore parlayed

the catch into a 32-

yard insurance touchdown


Loyola’s Luke Desherow tackles a Maine South running

back during the teams’ first-round playoff matchup

Saturday, Nov. 2, in Park Ridge. Margo Grogan/22nd

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with 63 seconds remaining.

Van Zelst kicked the extra

point to seal the triumph.

“Our defense played really

well,” Holecek said.

“Marty Auer showed what

a playmaker he is. He was




a cornerback but Kyle Zupec

has done a great job at

right corner and we also

have Artist Benjamin back


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New Trier repeats as champs in thrilling fashion

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

Lake Forest and New

Trier have been the state’s

two premier field hockey

programs for what seems

like years. The Trevians’

lone in-state loss this season?

A one-goal setback to

Lake Forest. The Scouts’

lone in-state losses? Two

one-goal losses to the Trevians

and a two-goal loss

as well.

So it was only fitting that

the two faced off in the Illinois

High School Field

Hockey Association’s title

game Saturday, Nov. 2,

at Oak Park-River Forest

High School in Oak Park.

The fifth matchup ended

p being an epic battle as

well, as the Trevians repeated

as state champions

after holding off the Scouts

4-2 in overtime.

“I really don’t know

what to say, this is the best

feeling ever,” New Trier’s

Kate McLaughlin said. “I

love my team and I’m sad

it’s over now but it’s been a

great couple years playing

for New Trier field hockey

and I’m so glad we finished

out the best way possible.”

Like she has numerous

times this season,

McLaughlin led the way

for the Trevians, racking

up two goals, three minutes

apart, toward the end

of the first half. Her first

goal, with 4 minutes, 20

seconds left in the half got

the Trevians on the board

and her second, with 1:34

before the break gave the

top-seeded Trevians a 2-0


“Overall, our team

worked really hard together

and we knew that

any goal we were going

to get was going to be really

scrappy,” McLaughlin

said. “They have a great

goalie so we knew we

were going to have to keep

shooting and do everything

to put the ball past

her. “

The game looked to go

into the halftime break

with the 2-0 score, but the

Scouts were able to score a

goal after time had run out.

According to one of the

referees, per field hockey

rules, if a team earns a penalty

corner, the teams have

to complete the corner or

play until the ball goes

over the end line or past

New Trier’s Kate McLaughlin tries to control the ball in

the field hockey state title game against Lake Forest

Saturday, Nov. 2, in Oak Park. Michael Wojtychiw/22nd

Century Media

the five-meter line. So the

Scouts were able to earn

multiple corners and got

to continue play even after

the clock read 0:00 and

eventually took advantage

when Mimi Gordon scored

to cut the Trevians lead

down to 2-1 at the half.

For the second day in a

row, the Scouts went into

the half trailing their opponent.

Lake Forest trailed

North Shore Country Day

1-0 at the half in Friday’s

semifinal, but rebounded

for the 3-1 win.

The Scouts were hoping

that something similar






would happen against the

defending state champions.

“I feel like in the past,

we’ve had slow starts

and have always been a

second-half team, something

we knew from the

beginning,” Lake Forest’s

Gracie McGowan said. “It

shouldn’t really happen

but when it does it gives

us more internal drive and

more intensity in the second

half to turn things to

go our way.”

Lake Forest came out of

the break hungry to even

the score, putting shots on

goal, keeping the ball in

its opponent’s zone. The

Scouts’ efforts were rewarded

when Gordon put

in a goal with 9:55 remaining

in the contest.

“The goal gave us confidence,

but we had a game

plan and we just got away

from it in the first half,”

Lake Forest coach Catherine

Catanzaro said. “We

had to stick to the game

plan, keep surging, not

be afraid to lose because

if you’re afraid to lose,

you’re not going to win.”

Neither team scored for

the rest of the game, sending

the game into overtime

tied 2-2. The teams would

play a full 10-minute, 7v7

period to hopefully determine

the state champion.

“Overtime, you just have

to really go at it as hard as

possible because there are

only seven people on the

field and the goalie, so you

have to work really hard

at all times,” McLaughlin

said. “There’s a lot of field

and not a lot of players, so

it’s a lot of running and

definitely hard.

“But we made it work.”

“We haven’t played a

lot of overtime games, but

going in I was pretty confident,

not that we would

win, but that we would

dominate with our lineup,”

New Trier coach Stephanie

Nykaza said. “I had a

lot of confidence in them

going in, we’ve been practicing

7v7 a lot, so I knew

we were ready.

“The magic is you have

great athletes, great players

on both teams and they

work hard. To score two

goals in overtime is really


McLaughlin completed

her hat trick when she

put in a goal with 7:45

remaining and Grace Harris

sealed the contest with

1:06 remaining to send the

Trevians happy.

The Trevians graduate

12 seniors this season, one

of the best the program has


Unlike the Trevians,

Lake Forest had a younger

team this year hoping to

make a statement.

Piling up over 20 wins

and making another appearance

in the state finals

sure seems as if the Scouts

managed to do just that.

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Historic run ends in fourth place finish for North Shore Country Day

22nd Century Media FILE PHOTO




1. Kate McLaughlin

(above). The New

Trier senior field

hockey player

scored a hat

trick during the

Trevians’ 4-2

state-title win over

Lake Forest.

2. JT Thomas.

The Loyola


threw two

touchdowns to

help lead Loyola

to a first-round

playoff win over

Maine South.

3. Mia McGrath.

The Loyola


volleyball player

had three kills,

three aces and

nine digs a

regional-title win.

Hernan Gutierrez

Freelance Reporter

North Shore Country

Day seniors had seen the

program grow throughout

their time on the team.

After winning regionals

again this year, they knew

they had to draw inspiration

for the tough road

ahead of them.

Senior captain Tyler

Doornweerd credits graduated

teammates for inspiration

this season.

“The older players when

I was a freshman had a

really big impact on me,

“ Doornweerd said. “As

we’re winning this year,

thinking back to how much

those players cared and

how devastated they were

when we lost twice at the

regional final and last year

at the sectional semifinal.

“That really drove us.”

Game of the Week:

• Glenbard West (10-0) at Loyola (7-3)

Other matchups:

• Kaneland (8-2) at Lake Forest (6-4)

• South Elgin (9-1) at Brother Rice (6-4)

• Huntley (9-1) at Marist (6-4)

• Glenbard North (7-3) at Mount Carmel (10-0)

• Fremd (8-2) at Warren (10-0)

• Hersey (9-1) at Lake Zurich (7-3)

That would be a sentiment

that the rest of the

current seniors echoed.

Unfortunately for the seniors,

their program’s first

trip to the state tournament

did not end favorably. The

Raiders lost both the semifinal

and consolation game

at the EastSide Centre in

East Peoria.

On Friday, Nov. 1,

NSCD fell to Chicago

University High 3-0 in the

first semifinal of the day.

That loss led them to

face off against Quincy

Notre Dame the next day

Nov. 2. They lost the third

place match 2-0.

The first half was uneventful

with both teams’

defenses absorbing each

other’s offensive pressure

fairly well.

Quincy’s first goal came

early in the second half. In

the 41st minute, Quincy




• Loyola 24, Glenbard West 14:

‘Toppers haven’t faced adversity

like the Ramblers, who grind out

another W.

• Lake Forest

• Brother Rice

• Marist

• Mount Carmel

• Warren

• Hersey



Contributing Sports Editor

• Loyola 21, Glenbard West 20: T he

Ramblers pull off another win over

a higher seed to advance to the


• Kaneland

• South Elgin

• Marist

• Mount Carmel

• Warren

• Hersey



Contributing Sports Editor

• Loyola 21, Glenbard West 20: Don’t

bet against the Ramblers on a

home, Saturday afternoon game.

• Lake Forest

• Brother Rice

• Marist

• Mount Carmel

• Warren

• Hersey

NSCD poses with the fourth-place trophy Saturday, Nov.

2, in East Peoria. JAY YOUNG/NSCDS

drew a foul right outside

the 18-yard-line. Seth Anderson

took a shot straight

off the free kick for the

first goal of the match.

NSCD continued to

handle Quincy’s pressure,

however dealing with this

pressure forced their hand.

They only managed three

shots throughout the game,

freshmen Cole Sabia had

the only shot on goal.

The second goal came

off a defensive mistake

allowing for Anderson to

score once again in the

59th minute.

The Raiders did start to

play with urgency after

the second goal, creating

chances in the last minutes.

Despite not coming

away with a result, senior

Adam Terhaerdt touched

on the impact making it to

state has had on the program.

“The program has definitely

developed over

time,” Terhaerdt said. “We

came from being a lesser

known school to an actual

power house. Making

to state and being down

here you can really see

how we’ve developed as a


Head coach Kyle Jones

47-23 55-15


Sports Editor

• Loyola 17, Glenbard West 10: The

Ramblers are locked in and ready

to take down their west suburban


• Lake Forest

• Brother Rice

• Marist

• Mount Carmel

• Warren

• Hersey

also recognized the impact

being at state had but also

did not shy away from

criticizing his team’s performance

this weekend.

“It’s been good for us

to get down here. Now we

keep working and building,”

he said.

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Contributing Editor

• Loyola 20, Glenbard West 17: T he

Ramblers haven’t loss a playoff

game in Wilmette since 2012.

The streak continues against the

undefeated Hilltoppers.

• Lake Forest

• Brother Rice

• Huntley

• Mount Carmel

• Warren

• Hersey

Listen Up

“I really don’t know what to say, this is the

best feeling ever.”

Kate McLaughlin — New Trier field hockey player after

leading her team to a state title Saturday, Nov. 2.

tunE in

What to watch this week

FOOTBALL: The season is in do-or die mode now as the playoffs

have begun.

• Loyola hosts Glenbard West at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov.

9, in Wilmette.


36 - Team 22

35 - Boys soccer Coach/Player of the Year

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Michael

Wojtychiw, m.wojtychiw@22ndcenturymedia.com.

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Trip downstate NSCD boys soccer takes fourth

in first-ever state final four appearance, Page 39

Squeaking by

Loyola football wins first-round

matchup with Maine South, Page 37

New Trier takes down Lake Forest in extra session for field hockey state title, Page 38

New Trier celebrates with its trophy after defeating Lake Forest in the field hockey state title game Saturday, Nov. 2, in Oak Park. Michael Wojtychiw/22nd Century Media

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