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Scoutmaster Stan Figura (left) makes pancakes with scouts Lucas Pazan, 14, and Will Cabonargi, all of

Wilmette, during annual pancake Breakfast Nov. 2 at First Presbyterian Church.

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Honoring our


Wilmette students create

thoughtful gifts, Page 8

People’s Choice

Wilmette firegighters

dish out tasty chili,

Page 14

Annual Wilmette scout pancake breakfast

teaches valuable life skills, Page 4



Loyola Academy graduate

oversees student

fundraiser, Page 17




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In this week’s


Police Reports............... 6

Pet of the Week8



Faith Briefs32

Dining Out36

Home of the Week37

Athlete of the Week40

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Eric DeGrechie, x23


Sports Editor

Michael Wojtychiw, x25


Sales director

Peter Hansen, x19


real estate sales

John Zeddies, x12


Legal Notices

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Joe Coughlin, x16


Managing Editor

Eric DeGrechie, x23


AssT. Managing Editor

Megan Bernard, x24



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Observation days at

Trinity Nursery

9:15 a.m. Nov. 14, Trinity

Church Nursery School,

1024 Lake Ave.Participants

will get a tour of

the school, see classes in

action, meet the staff, and

receive a brief presentation

where they have an opportunity

to ask questions.

Also: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,

Nov. 19. To reserve a spot,

contact sue@trinitywilmette.org.


Friday Night Jazz

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

Public Library, 1242

Wilmette Ave. Enjoy a jazz

concert featuring standard

classics, Broadway favorites

& original works by

Ron Surace.


‘Give Thanks’ Weekend at


Nov. 16-17, Chalet

Nursery, 3132 Lake Ave.,

Wilmette. Kids can get

ready for Thanksgiving

with a fun and educational

Chalet Sprouts session,

“Give Thanks,” from 1-2

p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.

On Sunday, Nov. 17, learn

about gratitude and friendship

during an author reading

of the book, “Oliver the

Ornament.” Consider giving

a pet a forever home at

a pet adoption event with

Orphans of the Storm on

Saturday from 12-3 p.m.


Boutique at Beth Hillel

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

Nov. 17, Beth Hillel Bnai

Emunah Congregation,

3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette.

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.

There will be a raffle with

prizes donated by featured

vendors and a delicious

lunch available for purchase.

Free admission. For

further information, call

(847) 256-1213.


Words Matter with

Cardinal Cupich

7:15-8:45 p.m. Nov. 18,

Loyola Academy, 1100

Laramie Ave., Wilmette.

An evening with Cardinal

Blase J. Cupich, archbishop

of Chicago, and

Holocaust survivor Fritzie

Fritzshall. Partcipate

in the conversation by submitting

questions on the

night of event. For more

infromation, call Gary

Marando, vice president

of mission and minstry at

Loyola Academy, at (847)

920-2407, or gmarando@



Introduction to Felting -

Maker After Dark

7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 19,

Wilmette Public Library,

1242 Wilmette Ave. Learn

the basics about felting

and make a pin or hair clip

using needle felting, then

a felted bar of soap using

wet felting. Led by Shari

Pontillo of Twisted Fiber



Pajama Storytime

6:30-7 p.m. Nov. 20,

Wilmette Public Library,

1242 Wilmette Ave. Ages

3 and up. Come in your

PJs and bring your favorite

blankie or lovie for bedtime

stories, songs, and a



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.

Santa’s Mailbox

Through Nov. 27, Community

Recreation Center,

3000 Glenview Road.

Send your letter with a

stamped, self-addressed

envelope for a reply from

Santa himself! The mailbox

is located in the lobby

of the Community Recreation

Center. Get your

letters in by Nov. 27 so we

have time to get them all

the way to the North Pole!


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

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, meet with the

director and learn about

how a Montessori school

can benefit your child.


Reach out to thousands of daily

users by submitting your event at


For just print*, email all information to


*Deadline for print is 5 p.m. the Thursday prior to publication.

Schedule an appointment

by emailing admin@rosehallmontessori.org

or by

calling (847) 256-2002.

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

in action, each Tuesday

while school is in session.

Tour the campus, meet the

faculty and staff, and learn

how Baker’s century-long

commitment to progressive

education can benefit

your child. Call (847)

425-5813 or admissions@

bakerdemschool.org to

confirm your appointment.

Ronald Knox visits

By appointment, Ronald

Knox Montessori School,

2031 Elmwood Ave., Wilmette.

Offers programs for

children ages 6 mos. - 6

years. Visit the school to

see authentic Montessori

in action and learn how an

experience at an accredited

Montessori school

could benefit your child.

To schedule a tour or for

more information, contact

Anita McGing, Director of

Admissions & Enrollment,

at anita_mcging@ronaldknox.org,

or call (847)

256-2922, x19.

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A salute to the veterans

Village of Wilmette celebrates military at annual ceremony





leads a gun


Joanne Peters (right) places a wreath with the help of American Legion Huerter-

Wilmette Post 46 past commander Michael Jonscher during the annual Veterans

Day ceremony Monday, Nov. 11, at Veterans Park in Wilmette. Photos by Rhonda

Holcomb/22nd Century Media

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Pancakes, sausage and

coffee may have been

the focus of the 73rd Annual

Boy Scout/Girl Scout

Troop 5/Crew 5 Pancake

Breakfast, held on Saturday,

Nov. 2, but the real

icing on the cake was the

valuable life skills Troop

members gained while

feeding nearly 1,000 people.

Held at First Presbyterian

Church, the long-standing

event is the Troop’s

largest fundraiser, meaning

year-long adventures

remain possible. Proceeds

from the breakfast fund

highly anticipated trips to

popular Scout camps such

as Philmont Scout Ranch

in New Mexico and Sea

Base Scout Camp near St.

Thomas, just to name a few.

Along with earning their

chance to participate in

such adventures, the act

of hosting an event of this

magnitude, from start to

finish, is a learning lesson

in and of itself.

“Teamwork, leadership

skills, organization, preparing

and planning are all

part of what the breakfast

teaches the Troop,” Scoutmaster

Ray Macika said.

“Each member must sell a

certain amount of tickets,

so the prep work begins

months before the actual


As the event nears,

scouts must prepare the

space, advertise and ensure

that they have all they need

to feed the masses, according

to Macika.

“On the day of, they

work on their social skills,

Please see fundraiser, 6

Liam Salama (left), 12, of Wilmette, serves coffee to Bill

Walsh, of Wilmette during the 73rd Annual Boy Scout/

Girl Scout Troop 5/Crew 5 Pancake Breakfast Saturday,

Nov. 2, at First Presbyterian Church in Wilmette. Photos

by Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media

Chloe Macharia, 7, of Wilmette, enjoys a plate of


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Township, senior center to help with Low-

Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Submitted by New Trier



From Page 4

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 3 days ago

New Trier Township

and the North Shore Senior

Center are pleased to

announce their fourth year

of partnership, offering assistance

with Low-Income

Home Energy Assistance

Program grant applications.

Applicants must present

the following items at their

application appointment:

Social Security cards for

all members of the household;

utility bills issued

within last 30 days; and

proof of current 30-day

gross income for all household


LIHEAP experts from

the Senior Center will be

at the township hall from 9

a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 10. This

is a by-appointment only


To make an application

appointment, call (847)


New Trier Township’s

mission is to provide leadership,

advocacy and resources

to benefit the physical,

mental and social well

being of Township residents.

Established in 1850,

New Trier Township government

serves the 56,000

residents in the villages of

Glencoe, Kenilworth, Wilmette

and Winnetka, plus

portions of Glenview and

Northfield. The Township

Office is located at 739

Elm Street in Winnetka or

on-line at www.newtriertownship.com.

greeting customers, serving

food, answering questions,”

Macika said. “There

is so much that come from

this one event.”

Over the years, the Troop

has learned to take different

factors into consideration.

For example, they now offer

gluten-free batter, ensuring

that everyone has

the chance to enjoy some

hot flap-jacks on a cool,

fall morning. In addition,

the event has evolved into

a zero-waste day. Scouts

rely on environmentally

friendly products and teach

guests how to properly recycle,

compost and dispose

of waste.

One of the newest additions

to the 2019 breakfast

was the inclusion of female

Troop mates. In Feb. 2019,

the Boy Scout national organization

opened their

doors to female members

and Troop 5 has proudly

welcomed 15 girls to the

team, adding a new dynamic

to the Troop and to the

pancake breakfast.

Sofia Ali and Katie Myerholtz,

of Winnetka, are

both freshman at New Trier.

They joined Troop 5 the

minute they were allowed

to do so, happy to be so accepted

by the already closeknit


“I’ve met some of my

closest friends by joining

Troop 5,” Myerholtz said.

“I have loved every minute

of it and my biggest goal

right now is to stay on track

to achieve Eagle Scout status

by October 2020. We

will be the first group of females

to achieve this honor

and I have no doubt we will

reach our goal.”

Over the months, the

girls have been exposed to

all sorts of new adventures

such as rifle shooting and

the chance to earn various

merit badge. They have

also participated in numerous

service opportunities

like assisting other Eagle

Scout candidates in rebuilding

fences at Gillson’s

sailing beach. In addition,

both boys and girls hold

various leadership roles,

learning how to inspire and

manage their teammates.

“We have a lot of responsibilities

when in our leadership

roles. Although being a

leader can sometimes feel

overwhelming, we rely on

one another, making each

situation easier to handle,”

Ali said. “We are able to accomplish

our goals, because

we have each other; I’ve

never felt so supported.”

Along with building

friendships and accomplishing

one goal after another,

the Troop enjoys the

good feeling that comes

with providing a tradition

within the Troop’s hometown.

For New Trier senior

Ben Lewis, the annual

breakfast is one that makes

him feel very proud to be a

part of Troop 5.

“The best part of this

whole day is seeing the

smiles on the faces of the

people we serve,” he said.

“So many people have

come up to thank us and tell

us how much this breakfast

means to them. Because

this breakfast has been part

of the community for such

a long time, many have

built family memories here.

I love being part of the day

and knowing we can have

such a positive impact on

someone else’s day.”

Police Reports

Driver busted for suspended

license, possession of brass

knuckles during traffic stop

Pawel Kowalewski, 33,

of Des Plaines, was arrested

after being pulled

over for traffic violations

at 12:25 p.m. Nov. 5 at

the intersection of Lawler

Avenue and Old Orchard

Road in Wilmette.

During the stop, it was

learned he had a suspended

license for a DUI. A set

of brass knuckles was located

in the center console.

Kowalewski was cited for

traffic violations, charged

with unlawful use of a

weapon and was released

after he posted bond.


Nov. 8

• Arcadio Cruz Lira, 25, of

Round Lake, was arrested

following a traffic incident

at 7:28 p.m. Nov. 7 at Lake

Avenue and Green Bay

Road. Officers responded

to the area after the complainant

reported that an

individual in another vehicle

pointed a gun at him.

The offending vehicle was

located exiting the BP.

A traffic stop was conducted

in the Metra lot, and the

driver, Lira, was taken into

custody without incident.

Further investigation revealed

that the incident

began as a road rage incident

on Highway 41 and

continued into Wilmette.

Lira stated he eventually

gave the complainant the

middle finger, and he did

not have a weapon.

A weapon was not located.

The victim later told police

that he never actually saw

a weapon.

The weapon offense was

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unfounded, but Lira was

found to have a suspended


He was cited and released

on an I Bond.

Nov. 7

• Stefanie Marie Arellano,

20, of Glenview, turned

herself into Wilmette Police

on Nov. 6 to be processed

on a valid failure to

appear arrest warrant out

of Lee County.

She was processed, posted

bond and released with a

new court date.

Nov. 6

• An employee of Walgreens,

3232 Lake Ave.,

reported that two offenders

entered the store at

7:25 p.m. and stole an as

yet undetermined amount

of higher priced cosmetics.

The duo was described as

a black male wearing a

black sweatsuit and white

striping, and a black female

wearing a dark jacket

and sweatpants.

Nov. 5

• A person told police that

while his car was parked at

the Citadel between 8:30-

9:30 a.m. Nov. 4 someone

scratched the roof and passenger


• A manager at VanZelst

Landscaping in WIlmette,

reported that while his

crew worked at a home in

the 1000 block of Mohawk

Road an unknown offender

entered their unlocked


According to the complainant,

tree landscaping

tools were stolen.

Nov. 3

• A customer told police

that an unknown

offender(s) stole the wallet

from their purse while eating

between 11-11:34 a.m.

Nov. 2 at Panera Bread,

1199 Wilmette Ave. Joseph

A. Tucker III, 27, of

Evanston, was arrested and

charged with driving under

the influence following

a traffic stop at 1:35 a.m.

Nov. 3 in the 4000 block

of Lake Avenue. Tucker

failed sobriety testes and a

breathalyzer test allegedly

revealed a blood alcohol

content level of .169. He

was processed and later released

on an I-Bond.

Nov. 2

• A person told police that

their wallet was taken from

her purse at 12:45 p.m.

Oct. 31 at Panera Bread,

1199 Wilmette Ave.

Nov. 1

• Ted Wells, 61, of Park

City, was cited for having

an expired driver’s license

following a traffic accident

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

Lake Avenue and Skokie


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.



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District 39 students make crafts for veterans

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

A day off of school

meant a day of goodwill

for nearly 50 Wilmette

District 39 students who

chose to spend the morning

of Thursday, Nov. 7,

honoring veterans by making

300 thoughtful crafts.

The event was spearheaded

by The Kindness

Connection at their new

brick and mortar space

within Northbrook Court,

in concert with the Wilmette

Happy Helpers — a

group of altruistic children

who perform good deeds

around town. Joining

the celebration was Wilmette’s

Susan Pinkowksi

of American Legion Auxiliary


Unit 46, who kickstarted

the day by explaining the

importance of Veteran’s

day and how regular folks

can honor those who have


“I want to start by thanking

all of you who are here

today and to explain the

difference between Memorial

Day and Veteran’s

Day. Memorial Day is a

somber one. We remember

those who gave the

ultimate sacrifice for our

freedom,” Pinkowski said.

“Veteran’s Day is the opposite.

On this day, we

celebrate those who made

it home. We show them

support, helping them heal

and assimilate back into

their hometowns. We celebrate

and cheer for them,

letting them know their

bravery has not gone unrecognized.

Today is a day

where we shout hooray.”

She went on to show the

compassionate group how

to make tray favors. These

little gifts of gratitude include

a heart-shaped cutout,

with a piece of candy

taped to the middle, all tied

together with a colorful

bow. As kids got down to

business, Pinkowski mingled

with the youngsters

ranging in age from 4-14.

She answered questions,

shared stories about family

members who served and

built new friendships with

the young crowd.

For WJHS student Katherine

Frankie, the event

truly hit home as her mother

is a former logistics officer

with lieutenant rank.

For her, the day was a

great way to help her peers

understand why thanking

Veterans is so important.

“Today is a such a great

way to show appreciation

for Veterans. It reminds us

all of what they did to keep

us safe,” Frankie said. “I

hope everyone here today

thinks about how important

it is we listen to the

stories Veterans have to

share. I believe they want

to be heard; they want to

share their experiences

with others.”

“It’s so important that

we do not forget our Veterans.

I encourage folks

to reach out to the local

Vet hospitals, simply call

them up and see what is

needed,” Pinkowski said.

“Many Veterans find it

hard to find work when

they return, meaning the

simple supplies like soap,

toothpaste and razors can

be out of budget. One of

the most common items

Veterans need are shoes.

Donated adult male shoes

are always a much needed

item, so they can have the

proper footwear to go out

for interviews.”

Along with Pinkowski,

Wilmette’s Julie Lipford,

The Kindness Connection’s

board president, also

Maeve O’Brien (left) and Ophelia Joslyn, seventh-grade

Wilmette Junior High School stufents, make tray favors

for veterans Thursday, Nov. 7, in Wilmette. Photos by

Alexa Burnell/22nd Century Media

Students (left to right) Grace O’Brien Cecilia

Fowler,Olivia Harris, Claire O’Brien and Evelyn Fowler

work on gifts for hospitalized Veterans.

oversaw the event, happy

to put the KC’s new space

to good use. Many of the

participants were members

of the emerging junior

board, comprised of students

from 7-12th grade.

For her, the morning was

reflective of their overarching


“First off, I just cannot

thank the Happy Helpers

enough for helping us coordinate

and plan the event

and recruit volunteers. I

also want to give a heartfelt

thank you to Susan

Pinkowski for her enthusiasm

and willingness to

teach our kids a valuable

lesson,” Lipford said. “I

am thrilled to see all these

D39 kids here today, volunteering

to brighten the

day for Veterans. Today’s

event truly supports our

mission - to give gifts from

the heart. I can’t think of a

more perfect project to exemplify

that mission.”

To learn more about the

Illinois American Legion

or ways to support local

Veteran hospitals visit illegion.org.

To learn more

about The Kindness Connection,

visit thekindnessconnection.org.

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Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 3 days ago

Humanitarian honored at Red Cross blood drive in Kenilworth

Submitted Content

On Oct. 22, Red Cross

board member and philanthropist

R. Scott Falk, of

Winnetka, was honored at

a blood drive hosted at the

Kenilworth Club Assembly

Hall in Kenilworth.

Scott’s wife Kimberly

and family friend Marley

Crane organized the blood

drive in memory of him,

who was a guiding force as

a member of the Chicago

and Northern Illinois Red

Cross board of directors and

never hesitated to roll up his

sleeve to donate blood.

Kimberly was moved by

the many personal connections

from the community

donating in support of Scott.

“As I look around the

room, I see so many friends

that were part of our life together,”

she said. “Friends

from my children’s preschool,

connections from

our time in California,

people from the PTA,

neighbors, parents from our

children’s sports and Kirkland

& Ellis colleagues. All

giving in honor of Scott,

who gave so generously of


Many donors from the

community who understand

the significance of

blood donation were also

at the drive. In all, 42 units

of blood were collected and

each unit can help save up

to three lives. Scott passed

away in May from natural

causes. Continue to honor

Scott’s life by donating

blood; make an appointment

at an upcoming drive

by visiting www.redcrossblood.org.

Kimberly Falk, co-organizer of the R. Scott Falk Memorial Blood Drive talks to Cindy Lyman from Winnetka. Photos

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From Nov. 8

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 6 days ago

No threat found after false, ‘stressful’ lockdown at New Trier

Megan Bernard

Contributing Editor

The Winnetka Police

Department responded to

New Trier High School’s

Winnetka campus at 2 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 8, for a report

of a lockdown.

The lockdown was activated

in error, according to

a tweet posted at 2:25 p.m.

from the Winnetka Police

Department’s Twitter account.

In the tweet, the police

said: “The Winnetka Campus

was in lockdown. It was

activated in error. More details

to follow. All students

are safe. Police have verified

the campus is safe.”

When reached for comment,

New Trier’s communications

department was

unable to provide immediate

information; however,

Superintendent Paul Sally

sent an email to parents following

the incident.

In the email message,

Sally confirmed it was an

error that lasted for approximately

15 minutes.

“Our students and staff

responded extraordinarily

well to the lockdown announcement,”

Sally says

in the email. “They went to

safe spaces and remained

quiet while we worked as

quickly as possible to determine

that the campus

was safe. We made an announcement

at the end of

the lockdown and released

students to their next period

class after it was over.”

Sally acknowledged

the lockdown was “a very

stressful experience for our

students, staff and parents,”

and thanked the police for


New Trier officials will

also be reviewing lockdown

procedures to prevent

this error going forward.

“We will be discussing

this experience with students

and staff to ensure

they are feeling OK and

to learn how to improve

in the future,” Sally added

in the email. “Our social

work staff, psychologists,

and adviser chairs gathered

in common areas to

help students who were

struggling following this

incident and will be available

for students next

week. Thank you for your

patience and partnership.”

The high school’s annual

LitFest was taking

place Nov. 8 during the

lockdown. Several of the

presenters publicly tweeted

regarding the lockdown.

“I’m at New Trier High

School for their LitFest day

and we are in a lockdown.

Going on 15 minutes now,

no info. Kids are amazing

and brave,” author Rebecca

Makkai said.

Another LitFest guest,

Adam Morgan, the founding

editor of Chicago Review

of Books, confirmed

the lockdown was the result

of a staff member accidentally

activating the

lockdown alert.

“I’m at New Trier High

School and the lockdown is

over, the campus is ‘safe,’

but we’ve been told to stay

in our rooms,” Morgan

said. “These kids are braver

than me.”

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Wilmette hypnotist teaches meditative states can help with stress

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

When pain, trauma, bad

habits or the daily grind

wears on the soul, Glenview’s

Shawn Mosell —

founder of Wilmette Hypnosis

Center, Spinal Touch

Clinic and Stop Smoking

Center at 522 Poplar Road

— believes a dose of focused

concentration can

cure what ails.

Mosell is trained in medical

and pain management

hypnotism and has over

40 years of experience in

both medical massage and

hypnosis. He believes that

the answer to most of life’s

stressors, lies right between

the ears.

“My No. 1 job as a hypnotist

is to teach people

how to get into a meditative

state both physically

and mentally. Only then,

can the subconscious be

reprogrammed. This is important

because so much of

pain, anxiety, depression is

a result of a chronic buildup

of cortisol. When our

cortisol levels reach such

high levels for prolonged

periods of time, it’s hard

to see our problems having

any solutions,” Mosell

said. “When one goes into

a meditative state, however,

serotonin, the feel

good hormone, is secreted.

Endorphin too are released

and are known to squash

pain and reduce inflammation.

Just one hypnosis

session can do wonders

to begin to reprogram the

brain to see things from a

new, more optimistic perspective.”

Mosell also clarifies

some common misconceptions.

While television

shows and movies often

portray hypnotism as a

state similar to sleeping,

the opposite is true.

“When the brain goes

into a meditative state the

connection between the

neurons is 6-8 times stronger.

The brain is actually

awakened and ready to be

reprogrammed. The hypnotist

is the guide, using

words to rewire the brain,”

Mosell said. “Also, while

many believe achieving a

hypnotic state is hard to

do, it’s not. In fact, we all

achieve the deepest meditative

state each day during

our first 17 seconds of waking

up. During that brief

period of time we are more

calm, reflective and open to

the words we tell ourselves.

This is one of the reasons I

teach patients various positive

mantras to repeat before

stepping out of bed.”

After a hypnotism session,

Mosell reports that

patients feel more optimistic,

due to the reduction

in cortisol. Only then,

can someone begin to see

a perceived problem in a

new, solvable light. Levels

of optimism linger, leading

to prolonged periods

of happiness and a general

sense of well-being.

Mosell also shared that

only one in ten people use

Shawn Mosell, founder of Wilmette Hypnosis Center,

Spinal Touch Clinic and Stop Smoking Center, at 522

Poplar Road. Alexa Burnell/22nd Century Media

both their right and left

brain and those who do are

typically more mentally

focused, relaxed, intuitive.

They are the type of person

who seem to have all the

luck and can see the silver

lining in life. Hypnosis can

help individuals use both

hemispheres of the brain,

leading to a more balance

way of approaching life.

“Humans can alter their

whole lives by changing

the way they think,” he

said. “Just think of this

statistic- 80% of chronic

pain is a result of stress

— that’s mind-blowing to

me. Once a person is in a

state of chronic pain for six

months or more, it can be

very difficult to see situations

clearly. The brain

needs to be rewired and

doing so through hypnosis

can lead to decreased pain,

elevated moods, better

sleep, less fear, less worry

and so much more.”

Along with his training

in pain management hypnotism,

Mosell also works

with athletes to improve

their focus. He meets with

folks for one on one sessions

in his Wilmette office

and hosts workshops,

trainings and presentations

at local churches, police

and fire departments, corporations

and sometimes at

Northwestern’s The Norris


For more information on

hypnotism, medical massage

and stop smoking

programs visit, www.wilmettehypnosis.com,

or pop

in to 522 Poplar Drive.

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Annual Chili Cook-Off raises record amount for Youth Services


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People’s Choice

Sarah Haider

Freelance Reporter

North Shore firefighters

faced off to take home the

prize for best chili at Youth

Services’ annual chili

cook-off on Saturday, Nov.

9, at the Athletico Center

in Northbrook.

This year’s event drew

the biggest crowd yet, with

more than 400 community

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three crock-pots of chili

because the event grows

in popularity each year. A

little friendly competition

goes a long way and it’s an

event we really look forward

to doing each year.”

Guests participated in

raffles with prizes donated

from local businesses and

31 teams bought tables for

the trivia portion of the

night, held in the indoor

Athletico sports field. All

proceeds from the night

will go toward supporting

Youth Services, a community-based

mental health

nonprofit that fosters the

social and emotional wellbeing

of children and


“There continues to be a

need and more referrals to

our agency as we continue

to grow because there are

more and more kids out

there in need of specialized

and affordable mental

health services,” O’Leary

said. “It’s imperative for

us to grow these events for

us to continue what we are


As attendees cast their

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the heat. Judges sat at a

table in the center of the

gymnasium, where they

blindly voted without

knowing which fire station

made each batch.

Wilmette firefighter Pat

Harrington, representing

Station 27, aimed to win

the judge’s favorite with a

recipe that could “keep it

simple.” The chili featured

a custom chili powder

made with three different

kinds of dried peppers, and

finding the right mix was

a team effort between the

firefighters of Wilmette

Station 27.

“We love being out here

to serve the community

in any way we can,” Harrington

said. “Youth Services

is working with kids

in need and we want to be

there to support them as

much as we can. We are all

happy to be here and give

our time to the organization,

be with the public

and help out whenever we


two awards were given

out at the end of the night.

Wilmette Station 26, represented

by Scott Paczosa,

Rob Brill and Ted Garard,

took home the People’s

Choice award with a chili

made with chuck roast,

italian sausage and thickcut

bacon that Paczosa

described as “authentic,

smooth and flavorful.”

Glenview Station 14

took first place overall,

earning the judge’s favorite

with a chili recipe featuring

Reese’s peanut butter

cups made by firefighter

TJ Marriott (left) takes chili from Scott Paczosa,

Wilmette Station 26, during the annual chili cook-off on

Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Athletico Center in Northbrook.

Photos by Sarah Haider/22nd Century Media

Pat Harrington (left), Wilmette Station 27, gives chili to

Alex Dehnert.

Charles Spicer. Spicer

spontaneously came up

with the “flash idea to tone

[the chili] down to try to

make it smooth and blend

in more flavors.”

“A lot of our job is connecting

with the community,

so it’s always great to

get out in the community

and talk with the people we

serve,” Spicer said. “It’s a

great cause for Youth Services

because they are an

awesome organization.

[We’ll do] anything for

them. They deserve the


With the combined efforts

of Youth Services,

community firefighters

and those who donated and

attended the chili cook-off,

the continuously growing

event raised a recordbreaking

$31,000 to aid

Youth Services in continuing

to provide affordable

services and programs to

the youth in North Shore


“We are a youth agency

and our speciality is

kids and mental health,”

O’Leary said. “I always

say it takes a village to

help any child, and this

event is symbolic of that.”

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Loyola Academy graduate raises $1.5M

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In a room filled with supporters

and donors of the

Daniel Murphy Scholarship

Fund, Jim Murphy, a

co-founder of the scholarship

organization sat

proudly, watching as the

organization raised more

than $1.5 million to help

fund private high school

education for students.

Murphy, a Highland

Park native who graduated

from Wilmette’s Loyola

Academy personally felt

the impact of a private high

school education.

He believes that by attending

Loyola Academy,

he was able to receive a

better education, which

helped further him in his

life. He wanted to be able

to offer that opportunity

to other children who are

beginning to think about

the high schools they may

want to attend.

“They’ve worked hard to

get into the position where

they could use a better education,”

Murphy said.

So 30 years ago, Murphy,

along with his brother,

Lake Forest resident Robert

Murphy, founded the

Daniel Murphy Scholarship

Fund, naming it after

their father — the man who

afforded the brothers the

opportunity to attend a private

high school.

Murphy said although

Highland Park High School

is a good school, his father

wanted to give his children

the opportunity to attend a

private school, and worked

“various blue collar jobs”

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“It was just something

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Loyola Academy graduate Jim Murphy is acknowledged in the crowd at the Daniel

Murphy Scholarship Fund’s annual gala, Sept. 28, in Chicago. Photos submitted


Throughout its history,

the organization has awarded

scholarships to more

than 2,600 students. The

Daniel Murphy Scholarship

Fund currently services

460 students in 80 different

schools, according to

Murphy. He said each year

the organization receives

between 1200-1400 applications,

which are whittled

down through a lengthy interview


“We try to put [these

kids] in the best places,”

Murphy said.

The organization receives

donations from “thousands”

of donors, according to

Murphy, which helps to sustain

the fund and continue to

put students through private

high schools.

“We quickly found out

we have an interesting

model that people liked,”

Murphy said. “We raised

money from thousands of

donors all year.”

At the organization’s annual

gala, held Sept. 28 at

the Revel Fulton Market

in Chicago’s West Loop,

Donors Justin (from left) and Erin Foley, of Lake Forest,

smile with fellow donors Brian and Colleen Gelber, of

Winnetka at the event.

more than $1.5 million

was raised. The event was

chaired by donors Mike

and Lindy Keiser, and honored

donors Loretta and

Bob Cooney.

“I’m proud of what a

great job that the people

who are running it today

are doing,” Murphy said.

He served as president

for the first nine years of

the organization, and now

Jim and Robert Murphy

have left the organization

in other hands while Jim

is employed in Chicago

and Robert is employed in


But they’re still proud

of the connection that the

organization has with their


“My father was a wonderful

man that understood

the value of hard work and

education,” Murphy said.

“I felt it was the right thing

to do, to start it and put it in

his name. Sure enough, it’s

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Residents are invited to

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and local businesses for a

hands-on workshop that

will help them decide if

making the switch to cleaner,

quieter lawn care equipment

is the right choice for

your municipality or company.

According to Go Green

Wilmette, residents and

customers are increasingly

concerned about the public

health impacts of gaspowered

lawn equipment.

This workshop, presented

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Zone Alliance, will provide

hands-on training in

successfully transitioning

to battery-powered equipment.

Samples from at least

two manufacturers will be

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The workshop will be

held from 8-11 a.m. Thursday,

Nov. 14 at the Wilmette

Park District maintenance

facility at 3555

Lake Ave. in Wilmette.

Coffee and donuts will be

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Initial workshops can

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Workshop details include:

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• Battery electric basics

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• Differences between

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• Large mowers

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- Operation - deck height

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- Hands-on field testing

- Maintenance, repair,


- Charging procedures

• Handheld tools and

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- Safety

- Handling

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- Hands-on field testing

- Special fall clean-up


- Maintenance, repair,


- Charging procedures

• Work production optimization

• Infrastructure requirements

• Economics (ROI, cost


• Safety wrap-up

The workshop is sponsored

by the Wilmette Park

District, the City of Evanston,

Go Green Wilmette,

and the League of Women

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The American Green

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sustainable grounds maintenance

consultancy whose

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grounds maintenance industry

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Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 2 days ago

New Trier Fine Arts Association awards

grants benefitting fine arts students

Submitted by New Trier

High School

Students at New Trier

will perform Kabuki, engage

in stage combat,

build community with

improvisation, and learn

hip hop, jazz, and modern

dance moves and more

thanks to the New Trier

Fine Arts Association.

Recently, the non-profit,

parent volunteer group approved

over $17,000 for

grants that will help bring

the outside artistic world

into the New Trier classroom,

as well as allow

Trevians to travel both locally

and further afield to

practice their disciplines.

All told, the grants benefit

the 1,950 students who

take at least one class per

day in Art, Dance, Music,

Theatre, Media, and Debate,

and support the NT-

FAA’s mission to promote

and enhance the student

experience in the Fine


“The New Trier Fine

Arts Association is proud

to support the arts curriculum

at New Trier,”

NTFAA Board President

Betsy Moerschel said.

“Our board approved $17,

112 in grants to fund additional


across the arts disciplines

including music, theatre,

dance, debate, media and

art. We are grateful to all

donors who help make

these grants possible. Our

grant dollars will support

visiting artists and

experts, student travel to

elite competitions and performances,


to hosted tournaments and

events, and much more.

We are proud to play a role

in helping our talented

young people.”

All student artists will

benefit from this year’s



Students will learn

about kiln-glass and glass

sculpture when Tim Tate

and Michael Janis from

The Washington Glass

Studio in Maryland visit

New Trier and host students

the following day

at SOFA; work with Chicago

freelance illustrator

Hugo Trejo as he shares

his creative process and

experience working on the

business side of art with

clients; participate in an

annual all-day workshop

in Raku, a Japanese pottery

firing technique, with

guest artist Carl Mankert;

and visit the Chicago Botanic

Garden to refine their

nature photography skills.


Students will explore

upbeat movement with

Jon Lehrer, formerly of

Giordano Dance Chicago

and founder of his own

company in NYC; work

on an original piece choreographed

and taught

by Lucky Plush ensemble

member A. Raheim

White; practice contemporary/jazz

with NYCbased

Mindy Upin Jackson;

learn improvisational

movement structures with

Rigo Saura of Hedwig

Dance workshop; study

hip hop techniques with

Viola Elkins of Culture

Shock Chicago; practice

yoga with retired New Trier

social worker and Advisor

Chair Marla Tracy;

explore community from

a feminine perspective by

studying diasporic African

drum and dance with Tosha

Alston, artistic director

of Ayodele Drum and

Dance; learn smart partnering

techniques with Alberto

Gonzales and Taimy

Ramos; perform their

original choreographed

works in a professional

theater in Chicago; study

partnering and weight

sharing techniques with

members of Moonwater,

a modern dance company

focusing on the ethical

treatment and humanity

of dancers through collaborative

creation; and work

with choreographers Yariana

Baralt Torres and Maria

Blanco of the LOUD

BODIES dance collective,

which aims to create

a platform for activism

and sharing dance with all



Vocal artist and educator

Kim Nazarian from

New York Voices will

conduct workshops with

eight different choirs;

Greg Ward, professional

alto saxophone player and

Professor of Saxophone

at Indiana University, has

been commissioned to

arrange Billie Holiday’s

“Strange Fruit” for the

Jazz Department, and will

lead students through a

curriculum focusing on

the history and ongoing

impact of race in jazz; The

Symphonic Wind Ensemble,

one of only four high

school ensembles invited

to perform at the Illinois

Music Education Conference

in Peoria, will play

there for the first time in

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School News

Univ. Wisconsin-Whitewater

Loyola graduates part of

soccer championship team

Megan Kurtz, of Wilmette,

and Anna Perona,

of Chicago, both graduates

of Loyola Academy, are

part of the women’s soccer

team that clinched its seventh

Wisconsin Intercollegiate

Athletic Conference

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NSCDS brings back Work Day

tradition in honor of centennial

Submitted by NSCDS

Dig Day, later known

as Work Day, was one

of North Shore Country

Day’s earliest traditions,

beginning in the 1920s

and continuing into the

late 1990s.

Last week, it made a

comeback in the form of a

special Centennial Morning

Ex on Nov. 6.

After a brief presentation

by School Archivist

Siera Erazo and Director

of the Live+Serve Laboratory

Drea Gallaga, students

joined their buddies

outside to symbolically

participate in tree plantings

around campus.

Each buddy group was

assigned to one of seven

trees, which were already

in place, and buddy pairs

used trowels, shovels and

other tools to fill the holes

with dirt.

Gallaga, who also

teaches Upper School

English and social studies,

talked about how service

has changes through

the life of the school.

“What does service

mean now and how do

we care for our campus?

Because that’s really what

regular season championship

in the last 10 years

recently. Kurtz is a freshman

majoring in communication

sciences and disorders.

Perona is a junior

majoring in integrated science.

Tufts University

Residents begin studies

Dig Day was — a way of

caring for our physical

spaces,” he said.

Since the school’s conception,

North Shore

Country Day has emphasized

the importance of

service. The first Dig Day

on record was on April 20,


According to the 1922

yearbook, students were

all assigned different

tasks, ranging from sorting

and cataloguing library

books and cleaning

out cupboards to painting

flag poles, raking leaves,

planting grass and even

building a rabbit hutch.

The following school

year, the students adopted

“Live and Serve” as the

school’s motto.

Community life and

“the desire of the child to

be of use to other members

of his group and to

his group as a whole,”

was of critical importance

to Founding Headmaster

Perry Dunlap Smith and

integral to the progressive

education theory of the


Lynn Williams ’25 reflected

on Dig Day at

Smith’s memorial service

Annabelle Gross, of

Wilmette, and Jae Hwan

Choi, of Kenilworth, began

their academic careers

as undergraduate students

this fall.

School News is compiled

by Editor Eric DeGrechie.

Send submissions to eric@


An archive photo from

North Shore Country Day

School’s Work Day in

1961. Photo Submitted

in 1967.

“One spring day, he

led us out with shovels

and rakes for the first Dig

Day,” Williams recalled.

“He must have thought

it was good for our characters

and good for our

souls, but mostly it was

one more thing which

needed to be done, to

clean up and to plant some

new trees.”

After the symbolic tree

planting Nov. 6, students

shared a snack together

— also a throwback to the

early Dig Day tradition.

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Annual Lake Forest Regatta draws sailors from Great Lakes region

New Trier earns

qualifying spot for


Katie Copenhaver

Freelance Reporter

More than 220 young

sailors from Illinois, Wisconsin

and Minnesota competed

in the annual Spectacular

Halloween Regatta

at Forest Park Beach from

Oct. 26-27.

The high school division

races served as a qualifying

event for the MISSA (Midwest

Interscholastic Sailing

Association) Great Lakes

Championship Regatta,

which was held Nov. 9 and

10 at Monroe Harbor, hosted

by the Chicago Yacht

Club. The elementary and

middle school kids raced

in the “opti” green, white,

blue and red fleets in optimist

sailboats. For most of

them, this was their final

competition of the year.

New Trier High School

earned the qualifying spot

for the ISSA Atlantic Coast

Championships, which

were held Nov. 9-10 at

Tom’s River YC in New


The Halloween Regatta

is hosted by Lake Forest

Sailing, a program of the

city’s Parks and Recreation

Division. Will Howard has

served as the head coach

and program director for

four years.

A Lake Forest High

School alum, Howard said

he grew up in this sailing

program, starting with the

Green Fleet, the first competitive

level, and advancing

through the other levels

to the high school division.

This regatta has been running

for about 20 years.

“It’s lovely how everyone

jumps in to help [each

other],” said Beth Bower,

mother of Teddy Bower, a

12-year-old in Lake Forest

Sailing. “That’s the spirit

of the program. It’s a really

cooperative team effort.”

“I love the camaraderie

and respect that the kids

have for each other,” said

Stacy Keane, mother of

Avery Keane, a 10-yearold,

and Mason Keane, a

9-year-old, both in Lake

Forest Sailing.

“Rule No. 1 of sailing is

safety of yourself and your

competitors,” added Keane.

Both Lake Bluff resident

A spectator watches through his binoculars as sailors participating in the Lake

Forest Halloween Spectacular Regatta cast off on Lake Michigan Sunday, Oct. 27.

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26 | November 14, 2019 | The wilmette beacon SOUND OFF


A Word From The (Former) President

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 2 days ago

Don’t judge Beatrice without all the facts

John Jacoby

Contributing Columnist


14-year-old Wilmette

girl, Beatrice

Engstedt, made

headlines in November

1905 when she mysteriously

disappeared on her

way to New Trier High

School. When found

the next day, she told a

strange story. First I’ll

summarize the incident

as reported at the time,

and then I’ll provide some

important context that

might cause you to see the

incident somewhat differently.

Beatrice left her home

at 1234 Wilmette Avenue

on the morning of November

9, 1905, supposedly

walking to school. The

route took her through a

lengthy stretch of woods.

She failed to return home

at the end of the day, and

her “parents” (as labeled

in numerous newspapers)

notified police. Search

parties, carrying lanterns,

couldn’t find her, but they

did find footprints and a

homework assignment

thought to be hers. The

fruitless search continued

the next day. The

“mother” was reportedly

prostrated by her “daughter’s”


It turned out that Beatrice

wasn’t on her way to

school at all. Instead, she

sold her algebra book at a

local book store, used the

proceeds to travel to Chicago,

and responded to an

ad for a maid at the home

of Joseph and Mary Cleverdon,

421 Pine Avenue.

She was hired on the spot,

but her employment came

to a swift end the next day

when Mary read a newspaper

report about Beatrice’s

disappearance and

notified Nilson Engstedt

(now labeled as Beatrice’s

“uncle”) in Wilmette. He

came to the Cleverdon

home to retrieve her. Between

sobs, she explained,

“Oh, uncle, I thought I

was in the way there. I

don’t think auntie wants

me to stay with you.” She

added that “auntie” had

been “cross” with her. “I

thought she was jealous

because I stayed there and

I could stand it no longer.

I wanted to make my own

way” and pursue my goal

of becoming a teacher

in the Chicago public


Here’s the rest of the

story. Beatrice’s parents,

Henry and Augusta,

were born in Sweden,

sixteen years apart — he

in 1857 and she in 1873.

After coming to the U.S.

separately, they married

in 1891 and lived most

of the rest of their lives

in Omaha, Nebraska.

Beatrice was their only

child, born soon after their

marriage. Henry wasn’t a

good provider. He worked

in unskilled jobs — porter,

assistant county jailer,

janitor, security guard. In

1898, when Beatrice was

seven years old, Augusta

was granted a divorce on

grounds of cruelty and

failure to support.

As her marriage was

collapsing, Augusta entered

the Creighton Medical

College in Omaha. In

1899, she was one of the

first women to graduate

from that institution. She

was licensed as a physician

in Colorado and Nebraska

and was probably

an excellent role model

for Beatrice.

But misfortune would

test Beatrice’s mettle.

Henry died in 1900 at the

age of 43. Three years

later, Augusta died of

complications following

cancer surgery at the age

of 29. Beatrice was placed

in the care of Henry’s

brother, Nilson Engstedt,

a plumber. Although he

had once lived in Omaha,

he had moved to Wilmette

at the time of Beatrice’s

birth, and she barely knew


Nilson was a popular

Wilmette bachelor. His

time in Wilmette was

interrupted by service in

the Spanish American War

— Company G, First Illinois

Infantry. The arrival

of Beatrice in Wilmette

in the early 1900s was

followed quickly by Nilson’s

marriage to Vivian

Griggs (a Chicago school

teacher), the birth of their

first child, and Beatrice’s

becoming a runaway.

Nilson’s family moved

to California in 1909,

leaving 18-year-old Beatrice

behind in Chicago.

I don’t know how she

did it, but she achieved

her childhood dream of

having a decades-long

teaching career in the

Chicago public schools.

She married John Magnan

in 1917, and they had one

child, John Jr.


Community offers

resources to help

immigrant residents

With almost half of its

residents being of Latino

descent, Highwood is one

of the highest-concentrated

areas of immigrants in

Lake County. But being

a destination for immigrants

comes with the responsibility

of providing

resources and services for

those communities.

The League of Women

Voters of Highland Park

and Highwood hosted an

immigration panel Nov.

5 at the Highwood Public

Library to discuss and answer

questions regarding

those services. The panel

was moderated by Highland

Park High School

guidance counselor and

Moraine Township Trustee

Pablo Alvarez.

Reporting by Sam Rakestraw,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at HPLandmarkDaily.



Trustees back ordinance to

ban recreational marijuana

businesses; final vote set

for Nov. 21

Glenview is now one

step away from banning

recreational cannabis businesses

from operating

within village limits following

a 4-2 vote at the

Glenview Village Board

meeting on Tuesday, Nov.


The Village was put on

the clock to determine how

to approach the issue after

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker

signed the Cannabis

Regulation and Taxation

Act into law on June 25.

The law makes Illinois

the 11th state to legalize

recreational marijuana and

kickstarted the Glenview

Village Board’s exploration

of what that means for

the village.

The statewide legislation

legalizes the sale,

possession and use of cannabis

for recreational purposes

by adults over age

21 starting Jan. 1, 2020.

However, the law allows

municipalities to regulate

commercial cannabis facil-

Please see NFYN, 27


From Page 22

over a decade; bass players

from all of the orchestras,

bands and jazz

ensembles will have the

opportunity to participate

in a new Bass Ensemble

pilot program, in which

bass players will study,

rehearse and perform

challenging chamber bass

repertoire featuring independent

parts that include

not only the bottom part,

but also the melody and

inner harmony.


Students will work with

Victor Bayona of R&D

Choreography in a stage

combat workshop; participate

in a Kabuki master

class taught by Professor

George Keating of DePaul

University and head of the

Cherubs Theatre division;

immerse themselves in

an Improvisation master

class taught by New Trier

alum and professional improviser

and director Alan

Cosby; hone their improv

skills and build community

in a new after-school

Improv Club.


New podcasting recording

equipment will enable

New Trier to build its podcasting

program for students

and faculty and will

expand WNTH’s outreach

to the radio community.


NTFAA supports the

New Trier Trevian Invitational

Debate tournament,

in which over 250 students

from 15 states compete in

three days of policy debate,

with New Trier debaters

volunteering at the


Founded in 1976, the

NTFAA raises money

through donations, raffles,

partnerships with local

merchants and restaurants,

and yard sign and car magnet

sales to fund guest artist

visits and workshops,

summer scholarships,

and financial assistance

to students for participation

in performances and

excursions. Its confidential

financial assistance to

individual students helps

to bridge financial gaps

so that no student need

forego cultural excursions

and memories to last a


For more information,

visit www.newtrierfinearts.org

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From the Editor

Adding girls to the mix right call for Boy Scouts

Eric DeGrechie


Though I was a Boy

Scout more than

30 years ago, the

memories of the experience

are still very fresh in

my mind.

Going away for summer

camp was something I had

never done before without

my parents. In the quest to

earn as many badges as I

could over the course of a

week, I learned a lot about

myself and what areas I

excelled at. It definitely

helped me in school and

in life.

Meanwhile, my younger

sisters were part of the

Girl Scouts and we all

talked a lot about what

things we were doing with

our respective organizations.

I recall times when

my sisters were interested

in doing things the Boy

Scouts were doing and the

Girl Scouts were not. It

was the same vice versa,

though my desire more

revolved around eating as

many Girl Scout cookies

as possible versus specific

activities. I digress.

Earlier this year, the

Boy Scouts program

changed its name to

Scouts BSA and now

allows girls to earn the

rank of Eagle Scout, the

highest honor in scouting.

In addition, girls have

been allowed to join the

Cub Scouts since 2018,

and according to an article

from National Public

Radio, 77,000 girls joined

the organization.

Recently, Boy Scout/

Girl Scout Troop 5/Crew

5 out of Wilmette, held

its 73rd annual pancake

breakfast (our news cover

story on Page 4 this week)

and girls were involved.

Troop 5 has welcomed

15 girls to the team since

the new ruling went in

place. Among them was

New Trier freshmen Sofia

Ali and Katie Myerholtz.

“I have loved every

minute of it and my biggest

goal right now is to

stay on track to achieve

Eagle Scout status by

October 2020,” Myerholtz

said. “We will be

the first group of females

to achieve this honor and

I have no doubt we will

reach our goal.”

We wish Myerholtz and

the others all the best in

this ambitious endeavor.

Wilmette Public Schools posted this photo on

Nov. 6 with the caption:

“These sixth graders in Mrs. Macfadden’s

class at Highcrest Middle School created

mock Instagram accounts for characters from

the book “The Outsiders” as a way to demonstrate

their knowledge and comprehension of

the story.”

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“Locust Road New Traffic Pattern - Locust

Road has returned to a two-way traffic

pattern. Please be sure to use caution while

driving, biking and walking in this area.”

@WilmettePolice Wilmette Police

Department posted on Nov. 8

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go figure


An intriguing number from this week’s edition

Number of crafts made by Wilmette 39

students for lcoal veterans in advance

of Veterans Day, Page 8


From Page 26

ities — including cultivation

centers, dispensaries,

infusers, processors and

craft growers — intending

to serve recreational customers.

Reporting by Chris Pullam,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at GlenviewLantern-



Application for recreational

marijuana dispensary

heading to vote

An application for

Northbrook’s first recreational

marijuana dispensary

is moving forward.

The Northbrook Plan

Commission instructed

village staff to prepare a

resolution recommending

approval of an application

filed by Greenhouse Group

LLC as the potential lessee

of the property located at

755 Skokie Blvd. during

its Tuesday, Nov. 5 regular

meeting. Commissioners

conducted their second

public hearing on the application

during the meeting.

The commission held

its first review of the proposal

during its Tuesday,

Oct. 15 meeting, where almost

two dozen members

of the public spoke during

the public-comment portion.

Reporting by Martin Carlino,

Contributing Editor. Full

story at NorthbrookTower-



Residents hope to

preserve ‘experience’

of ice-skating at Watts


Colder ice, better lighting

and a more rustic interior

were just a few of the

ideas residents suggested

during a community meeting

on the future of the

Watts Center.

The Glencoe Park District

hosted the meeting on

Tuesday, Nov. 5, to give

residents a chance to share

their thoughts on how

they think the Watts Center

could be improved and

what elements they would

want preserved as the center

approaches a deadline

for required upgrades.

More than three dozen

residents came out to voice

their concerns and ideas

for how Watts could be updated

to benefit the community

and to share why

they think the ice rinks are

such an important part of

life in Glencoe.

According to the park

district, the projected lifespan

of a facility upgrade is

about 20 years, and it has

been just about 20 years

since the Watts Center received

it’s last major upgrade

— a $3.1 million

renovation and modernization

in 2000 and 2001.

As the two-decade mark

approaches, the Watts

Center ice rink is “nearing

the end of its useful life.”

Reporting by Taylor Hartz,

Freelance Reporter. Full story

at GlencoeAnchorDaily.


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16. Conspirator

17. Pines

19. Previously

20. Sense of beauty

22. Highland Park

middle school

25. Some trick-ortreaters

30. Botch

31. Animal rights


33. Branch headquarters

34. Bacchic band

36. Cashew, e.g.

37. Omar of “The

Mod Squad,” 1999

38. Cotillion attendee


40. Feathery wrap

42. Latin, in the

same book

46. Encouragement


48. Daredevil

53. Patrolman

54. “Goodness gracious!”

56. African charger

57. Name

59. Your grandma’s


61. Drops from


63. New Mexican

restaurant in


67. Investment firm


71. Left over

72. News source

73. Apodal fish

74. Lower

75. Look at

76. Gumshoe

1. Dwelling

2. Rowan

3. Spring time in Paris

4. It might be bleeped


5. Is ___ (probably


6. Chess piece

7. Small fight

8. Everglades beast

9. Veranda

10. Resident’s suffix

11. Airline abbreviation

12. “Waking __

Devine” Irish comedy


13. Tackle

18. Slender

21. Home for Adam

and Eve

22. Emergency medical

group, abbr.

23. Domingo, e.g.

24. Prime meridian std.

26. Wee hour

27. Back-to-school mo.

28. Fl. oz. fraction

29. City map abbrs.

32. Butter holder

35. Musical performances

to show love

39. Carrier

41. Wright invention

42. Actress Balin

43. Some degs.

44. Collection agcy.

45. 601, in old Rome

47. Chemistry Nobelist


49. Will, old way

50. White wine aperitif

51. Suffix with absorb

52. Rob or Orbison

55. Scratch up

58. Shred cheese

60. Child watcher

62. Group of atoms

63. Dirt and water

64. Vane direction

65. Street cred

66. Indy 500 entry

68. At this point

69. Sight___

70. Special handling

Let’s see what’s on

Schedule for Wilmette Community Television – Channel 6

Thursday, Nov. 14

5 p.m. NSSC Men’s Club


6 p.m. Coach’s Corner

7 p.m. Village Board


8 p.m. Park Board


9:30 p.m. Illinois

Channel Programming

Friday, Nov. 15-Sunday,

Nov. 17

5 p.m. Coach’s Corner

6 p.m. Park Board


7:30 p.m. Village Board


8:30 p.m. Illinois

Channel Programming

Monday, Nov. 18

3 p.m. Illinois Channel


5 p.m. NSSC Men’s Club


6 p.m. Coach’s Corner

7 p.m. School Board

Meeting (Live)

Tuesday, Nov. 19

1 p.m. School Board


4 p.m. WPD Ice Show


6:30 p.m. Coach’s


7:30 p.m. School Board


9 p.m. Illinois Channel


Wednesday, Nov. 20

2 p.m. Library Board

Meeting (taped 11/9)

4 p.m. WPD Ice Show


6:30 p.m. Coach’s


7:30 p.m. Zoning Board

of Appeals (Live)


How to play Sudoku

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has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of

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

and box must contain each of the numbers

1 to 9.

LEVEL: Medium

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the wilmette beacon | November 14, 2019 | 31

‘Elf The Musical, Jr.’ kicks off holiday season in Wilmette

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 6 days ago

Performers from the

Wilmette Children’s Theatre

are relying on the lovable,

laughable characters

from their current production,

“Elf The Musical,

Jr.,” to remind all that joy,

not stress is the reason for

the holiday season.

Opening on Friday, Nov.

8, and running through

Sunday, Nov. 17, the production

intertwines humor

with important life lessons

about family, friendship

and faith, kickstarting the

most wonderful season of

all on a positive note.

Alison Dornheggen, artistic

director of theatre,

explained why she selected

“Elf,” noting the story’s

deeper meaning, hidden

Actors (left to right) Sam Consiglio, of Evanston,

as Chadwick, Alex Palmer, of Wilmette, Wilmette,

as Matthews, Luca Mitchell, of Wilmette, as Walter

Hobbs, and Jack Murray, of Wilmette, as Buddy, at the

Greenway press office.

beneath the humor.

“We tell stories that will

hit home for our communities.

The North Shore is

filled with hardworking

families who are all going

in thousands of directions

each day. Here is a heartwarming

story that can

help them slow down and

come together to enjoy a

Please see HOLIDAY, 35

Lucy Yager-Madden (left), of Wilmette, and Kelsea Bahn, of Northfield, star as elves

during the Wilmette Children’s Theatre production of “Elf The Musical Jr.” Photos by

Sarak Kokes/Wilmette Children’s Theatre


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32 | November 14, 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:


Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah Congregation (3220 Big Tree

Lane, Wilmette)

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. 17.

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


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.,


Rutter’s Gloria

John Rutter’s “Gloria” is one

of the most exciting musical

settings of the ”Glory to God in

the Highest” text by one of the

world’s most popular living composers.

The “Gloria” will feature

Trinity’s incredible Reuter organ,

played by Andrea Handley, (past

Dean of the North Shore Chapter

of the American Guild of Organists).

In addition, the Trinity

Chancel Choir and friends will

be joined by CSO trombonist,

Charlie Vernon, and 6 other brass

players and two percussionists.

Dr. Julia Davids, Director of Music

Ministries, will conduct. This

event will be at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 8.

The Callipygian Players

Led by violinist Martin Davids,

The Callipygian Players will perform

a concert of Baroque and

Renaissance holiday music. The

ensemble will be joined by a

quartet of singers. This one hour

candle-lit concert will feature

carols and instrumental pieces

to get you in the spirit of the season.

Tickets for this 7:30 Dec. 13

event are $25 at the door or at


CSO Trombonist Charlie Vernon

& Friends in Community

Carol Sing

CSO trombonist Charlie Vernon

and his conductor/vocalist

wife Alison will lead this popular

annual concert of holiday

brass and vocal music benefiting

the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Trombonist Vernon will

perform brass selections with a

brass ensemble including CSO

colleagues, other professionals

from national orchestras, and top

students. Alison will direct audience

caroling accompanied by a

50-voice choir and organ. All the

musicians will donate their time

and talents. $20 donation benefits

the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

All are welcome to experience

these special music events in the

beautiful space of Trinity’s sanctuary.

For more information call


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 necessary.

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 kuc.org.

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


North Shore 1st Ward

Sacrament Meeting: 10:30 a.m.

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., Wilmette)

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 wilmettebahais@gmail.com.

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 information.

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., Wilmette)

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



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Wilmette Bowling Center

(1901 Schiller Ave.,(847)


■11 ■ a.m.-9 p.m. (10

p.m. on Friday, Saturday):

Glow bowling and

pizza all week long

Wilmette Community

Recreation Center

(3000 Glenview Road)

■Starting ■ Nov. 8: Ongoing

performances of

“Elf Jr.”



(1150 Willow Road,

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■From ■ open until close

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(1740 Milwaukee Ave.

(847) 699-9999)

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Oil Lamp Theater

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■Ongoing: ■ Performances

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Takiff Center

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From Page 31

feel-good tale,” Dornheggen

said. “I hope our production

inspires families

to focus on what is really

important during the

holiday season — family.

Families can be defined in

many ways; the holidays

are a wonderful time to

show those that we love

how grateful we are to

have them in our lives.”

Dornheggen further explained

she was drawn to

“Elf” primarily because of

the lead character, Buddy.

“I adore Buddy. He’s

this fully-grown adult who

sees life through a childlike

perspective,” Dornheggen

said. “He teaches

us to take life a little less

seriously and reminds us

to embrace the magic of

the holidays.”

Dean Weissbuth, a

WJHS student, is one of

the actors who portrays

Buddy. Similar to Dornheggen,

he too views

his character as one who

unites others through positivity.

“Buddy is the definition

of a man-child. He’s

so clueless, which actually

leads to his overall happiness,”

Weissbluth said.

“What I most love about

him, is how he views the

world. Here he is, stuck in

New York, with so many

who don’t believe in what

the holidays offer. But in

the end, he is the one who

helps so many see the magic

of Christmas and to fall

in love with the wonder of

the season. In the end, it is

Buddy who empowers others

to believe and embrace

the good.”

For Glenview’s Kate

Wold, a student at Our

Lady of Perpetual Help,

being part of the NYC

Ensemble is one of he

most uplifting roles she’s

ever participated in. She

explains what the she believes

to be one of the most

entertaining aspects of the


“The music is really

great. I know the audience

will just love ‘Sparkle,

Jolly, Twinkle, Jingly’ and

‘World’s Greatest Dad.’

They are both very funny

and bring a lot to the production,”

Wold said.

Jack Murray (left), of Wilmette, as Buddy, and Madeline Epps, Wilmette, as the Fake Santa. Sarak Kokes/Wilmette

Children’s Theatre

And, like many good

productions, the show

wouldn’t go on without

lighting, sound and all

other technical aspects of

a show. Over the years,

the theater department, has

enhanced their behind-thescenes

offerings for youth,

meaning the productions

are often run primarily by

the students.

One of those youth tech

crew members is Alexandra

Zock, a seventh-grade

student at Wilmette Junior

High School, who relishes

in making sure the show

goes on smoothly.

“My job is to put microphones

on all the performers,

adjust for feedback and

make sure everything is

sounding just right,” Zock

said. “Being involved in

this part of a production

has opened my eyes to

how all productions run.

Now, when I’m at the theater

with my family, I see

so much more than just the

story the actors are telling.”

“Elf The Musical Jr.”

runs Nov. 8-17, with performances

at 7 p.m. Fridays,

2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays,

and 2 p.m. Sundays.

Performances take place

in the theater in the Community

Recreation Center,

located at 3000 Glenview

Road in Wilmette. Tickets

are $10 and can be purchased

either online at wilmettepark.org

and scroll

down the home page or by

calling (847) 256-9686.

36 | November 14, 2019 | The wilmette beacon DINING OUT


Brothers build on success with Bobby’s Deerfield

Martin Carlino

Contributing Editor

Perfection is a goal many

in the restaurant industry

consider unattainable.

But brothers Bobby and

Augie Arifi, owners of

Bobby’s Deerfield, have

been challenging that notion

for more than three


The two started working

together in the restaurant

industry in the 1980s, and

with the exception of a sixmonth

period, they’ve been

working together ever since.

Bobby and Augie’s first

joint masterstroke in the

industry was Glenviewfavorite

Cafe Lucci. The

brothers long hoped to

build off their success at

Cafe Lucci and open another

restaurant on the North


Seven years ago, they

struck a deal for the space

at 695 Deerfield Road, near

the intersection of Deerfield

and Waukegan roads,

and Bobby’s Deerfield was


It operates under the

same structure as Cafe

Lucci, with Bobby taking

care of front-of-the-house

responsibilities and Augie

running the kitchen.

And to them, that is perfection.

“From job to job, we’ve

gone together,” Augie said.

“We went to school together,

we live on the same

block still, we’re real tight.

“Me and Bobby really

have a special relationship

that a lot of people don’t


Augie called the transition

to Deerfield a “perfect

first step” and said the community

welcomed them

with open arms.

Although the cooking

style at Bobby’s is similar

to Cafe Lucci’s, according

to Augie, ownership’s

initial goal was to build a

menu that was vastly different

than its Glenview

counterpart. However,

feedback indicated dinners

at Bobby’s were eager for

some resemblance to Cafe


“We kept hearing Bobby’s

was nothing like Cafe

Lucci, so then we started

to bring back some of the

influences with the Italian

dishes (we offer here) for

the people who were used

to Cafe Lucci,” Augie said.

Augie described the current

menu as one “that is

Bobby’s Deerfield

695 Deerfield Road,


(847) 607-9104

11 a.m.-10 p.m.


11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday

4 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday

4-9 p.m. Sunday

extensive for a restaurant

of Bobby’s size” and one

“that features something

for everyone.”

Bobby’s routinely offers

three or four daily specials

that often make their way

into menu consideration due

to popularity from diners.

That presents management

with a challenge

when it reviews changes to

Bobby’s menu.

Augie estimates Bobby’s

menu changes two or three

times a year, with each update

more difficult than the


“There’s no dogs on the

menu,” Augie said, repeating

a common phrase

among those in the restaurant


“Almost all of our dishes

are good sellers,” Augie

continued. “It’s a good feeling,

but at times you have to

make some hard choices.”

Augie and Bobby are always

flexible to entertain

returns to the menu if they

find patrons are frequently

requesting a particular dish.

They’ll even make any dish

that used to be on the menu

if they have the ingredients

on hand.

In addition to its wideranging

food menu, Bobby’s

also features an extensive

cocktail menu.

Augie described the bar

as a “liquid kitchen” and a

bar in which everything is

made in house.

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The signature burger ($15) features a 10-ounce chuck,

brisket and short rib patty at Bobby’s Deerfield, 695

Deerfield Road. Megan Bernard/22nd Century Media

Bobby’s makes its own

syrups and only uses freshsqueezed


“We invested a lot of

money in our bar and its

selection, and it has just

taken off immensely,” Augie


Bobby’s Deerfield, approximately

5,200 square

feet in size, seats about 160

guests in its interior dining

room, according to Tim Arifi,

chief financial officer of

Bobby’s Restaurant Group

and Bobby Arifi’s son. The

restaurant’s sizable bar area

seats dozens more and a

private room offers seating

for 40 more guests.

22nd Century Media

editors recently visited

Bobby’s to taste some of its

beloved specialities.

We started our visit with

the restaurant’s zucchini

and quinoa cakes ($13) appetizer


The cakes are served

with a tzatziki sauce, a micro-green

salad and extra

virgin olive oil.

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gnocchi short rib ($17)

dish, one of the menu options

that Augie said features

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flair. The dish is made with

the restaurant’s homemade

gnocchi and served with

braised short rib ragout and

root vegetables.

Bobby’s signature burger

($15) was next up for a

taste. The burger features

a special blend of short

rib, brisket and chuck beef

made for Bobby’s Deerfield

by Allen Brothers, according

to Augie.

The 10-ounce burger

features gouda cheese, alfalfa

sprouts, tomato, red

onion, ketchup, mayo and

spicy brown mustard and is

served with hand-cut fries.

Bobby’s English pea

and shrimp risotto ($19),

the last entree we tasted, is

prepared with rock shrimp,

prosciutto di Parma, peas,

pea puree and pea tendril.

We ended our visit by

trying out the restaurant’s

sticky toffee cake ($9),

a popular dessert option

among guests.

Augie and Bobby recently

opened a Bobby’s location

in Lincoln Park, which

just celebrated its one-year

anniversary. There’s no

specific plans in the works

for another Bobby’s location

right now, but regardless

of where Bobby’s goes,

community will always be

an integral aspect of it.

“The most important

thing is that this is Deerfield’s

restaurant,” Augie


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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

The Varsity: North Shore Podcast

Guys recap postseason football,

announce girls volleyball honors

with Marty Auer

The Loyola junior had an

interception in the Ramblers’

win over Glenbard


When did you start

playing football?

I started playing in 5th

grade, I just loved watching

football and I have a

ton of older cousins who

played football and I always

went to see them


What’s one thing

people don’t know

about you?

That I attended Attea

Middle School and I

was the only kid from my

school (500 in the class)

that went on to go to


If you could travel

anywhere in the

world, where would

you go?

I would go to Hawaii,

my family doesn’t really

travel that much but that

seems like a place I’d love

to go to.

What’s the best

part about playing


The brotherhood, I will

never forget my teammates

and how much we’ve been

through together. The fact

that I have 70+ who will

always have my back.

What’s the hardest

part about playing


When you get blown up

on a play and having to

forget about it and move

onto the next. Having a

short memory is definitely

a plus when playing football.

If you won the lottery,

what would you do

with the money?

Definitely putting money

away for college, and

helping my siblings with

paying for college.

What’s one thing on

your bucket list?

To go to a prestigious

law school and get my law


What was your

favorite moment at


Scott Margolin/22nd Century Media

Winning state last year,

there just seemed to be a

different vibe around the

school after we won. Everyone

had an uplifting


If you could play

another sport, other

than football, what

would it be?

Chess, the mental toughness

that comes with playing

it is intense.

What’s your favorite

restaurant and what

do you get when you

go there?

Flat Top Grill. It is a

make your own dish type

restaurant so I end up making

a pasta with tons of

meat and vegetables.

Interview by Sports Editor

Michael Wojtychiw

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 second week of

playoff football. The guys

recap Loyola Academy

and Lake Forest playoff

football games, announce

girls volleyball Team 22

all-area teams and the

Girls Volleyball Coach

and Player of the Year,

preview another week of

postseason football and


From Page 46

Find the varsity

Twitter: @NorthShorePreps

Facebook: @thevarsitypodcast

Website: WilmetteBeaconDaily.com/sports

Download: Soundcloud, iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn,

PlayerFM, more

talk about some other

postseason headlines in

the North Shore.

First Period

The three recap both

Loyola and Lake Forest

football games.

Second Period

With girls volleyball

ending for the area teams,

the guys announce the allarea

teams and best player

and coach.

Third Period

With the playoffs continuing,

the three hosts

preview the next games.


The guys recap the other

postseason headlines.

quarter the composed Hilltoppers

were back on top

by two TDs, thanks to a

49-yard scoring run by

Moore and Sean Michel’s

end-zone recovery of an

errant snap from center in

a punting situation at the

Loyola 38.

On the first extra-point

attempt the holder muffed

a bad snap, preventing

Doran from kicking and

forcing a failed run for a

two-point conversion.

That unsuccessful PAT

attempt would come back

to haunt the Hilltoppers,

even though it appeared

they were destined to escaped

unscathed after they

scored their next touchdown

on Loyola’s bad

snap and added the extra

point kick to take a 27-14

lead with 4:14 remaining

in the third quarter.

Starting from their own

20 after the ensuing kickoff,

the Ramblers drove

for a fourth-quarter touchdown

that came with 11:06

to play when Thomas

threw a 5-yard pass to

Mangan, who made a stellar

catch just inside the left

boundary of the end zone.

Glenbard West seemed

unfazed and resumed running

with authority, advancing

to the Loyola 45

while killing time on the

clock. Then, a holding

penalty followed by a sack

pushed the Hilltoppers

back to their 42. Faced

with a second-and-20 situation

they decided to pass.

Auer read the play and

when the ball went off

the intended receiver’s

hands the safety made

the vital interception that

set the stage for the nineplay

drive for the deciding


“I was at the right place

at the right time,” Auer

said. “We changed (the defensive

alignment) at the

last second and I saw the

receiver coming so I followed

him downfield.”

“He’s uncanny in making

big plays every game,”

Holecek said of Auer.

“You can’t take that kid off

the field.

“These kids believe in

each other, even when the

skies look the darkest.”

After the Ramblers

inched ahead in the closing

minutes the defense quickly

squelched the threat of

a counterattack and forced

Glenbard West to punt.

They took over on their

43 with 1:59 to play and

Holecek went to the Wildcat

power-running formation.

Pemberton took five

straight direct snaps from

center, ripping off chunks

of yardage and running

down the clock until time


“When we went to the

Wildcat, I just followed

Tyler Flores (who was

used as a blocking back),”

Pemberton said. “Tyler led

me to the promised land

over and over.”

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the wilmette beacon | November 14, 2019 | 41

New Trier rowers show speed

at Head of the Charles Regatta

Submitted by New Trier


New Trier Girls and

Boys Youth 8+ crews

rowed fast races to place

near the top of high school

teams competing in the

prestigious Head of the

Charles Regatta Oct. 17-

18 in Cambridge, Mass.

The race attracted approximately

11,000 athletes

and 100,000 spectators

from around the world.

Under partly sunny

skies, temperatures in

the mid-50s and wind,

the two New Trier crews

showed results that bested

previous performances.

New Trier Girls rowed

1 minute, 35 seconds faster

and were closer to the

first-place finisher than

last year.

“There were few high

schools that ranked higher

than New Trier’s 25th

place finish,” Program

Director, Head Coach and

Varsity Girls Coach Rose

Marchuk said. “I am very

proud of how aggressively

they rowed and to the

best of their ability in a

field that continues to get


New Trier Boys, competing

against a deep field

of 86 other crews from the

U.S., Britain and South

Africa, were the secondfastest

high school and

placed 13th overall.

“Our Varsity 8 has been

rowing very well this season,

and I was happy to

see them put out their best

piece of the year on the

Charles River,” said boys

coach Nate Kelp-Lenane.

He noted that his crew

posted one of the fastest

times from the Cambridge

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 9 days ago

The New Trier boys Varsity 8+ rowing team at the Head

of the Charles Regatta Oct. 17-18 in Cambridge, Mass.

Photos submitted

The girls 8+ team participates in their race.

Boat Club to the finish

line, which is the last time

marker on the course.

Lily Feinerman, stroke

for the girls’ boat, said it

was “thrilling to race at a

world-class regatta with

a group of fellow senior

girls I’m lucky to call my

friends. I’m incredibly

grateful for the opportunity

to experience such a

special event and represent

a team I’m proud to

be a part of.”

The boys’ coxswain, junior

Zakar Bayindiryan,

said his crew achieved its

goal of finishing strong

enough to pass down a

high bow number (start

position) for the New

Trier crew at next year’s


“We knew Oakland

Strokes, the crew behind,

would try to pass us the

entire race,” he said. “The

boat responded to each

charge, especially when

we needed crucial positioning

to execute good

turns under bridges. Toward

the end, going under

Elliot Bridge with 750

meters left, Oakland was

overlapping our shell. Our

boat dug deep and opened

the gap to multiple seconds

by the finish.”

This Week In...

Trevian varsity


Girls basketball

■Nov. ■ 19 - at Phillips, 6:30


■Nov. ■ 21 - at Warren, 7


Boys bowling

■Nov. ■ 14 - at Niles North

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

■Nov. ■ 18 - at Niles West (at

River Rand Bowl), 4:30 p.m.

■Nov. ■ 19 - at Deerfield (at

Brunswick Zone-Hawthorn),

4:30 p.m.

Boys fencing

■Nov. ■ 16 - at Evanston

Invite, 9 a.m.


From Page 43


From Page 47

and she’s got a whip of an


Thelander acknowledged

her squad had a

tough time stopping the

slide but they were able to


“We haven’t seen many

teams run that many slides

and they knew that was

a weakness,” Thelander

said. “They watched film

and saw we have a problem

defending the slide.

“We practiced it in practice,

but it was really hard

Girls fencing

■Nov. ■ 16 - at Evanston

Invite, 9 a.m.

Girls swimming and


■Nov. ■ 16 - at Highland Park

Sectional, 1 p.m.

Rambler varsity


Girls basketball

■Nov. ■ 19 - at Warren, 7


■Nov. ■ 21 - host Taft, 6:30


Boys bowling

■Nov. ■ 16 - at Invite (at

Hillside Bowl), 11:130 a.m.

■Nov. ■ 19 - vs. Notre Dame

the team’s theme this year

was that the sun rises every

day. It’s what the coach

told her players after the

sunrise run on Lake Forest

Beach, a team tradition

early on in the season.

When the Scouts fell to

Libertyville in two sets in

the sectional semifinal,

that message rang true.

“All of the girls, including

the coaches, we had

these yellow ribbons on

our shirt to represent the

sunrise, to bring us back to

the moment we shared early

in August,” Rupnik said.

“I think that that really set

the tone for our girls to

buy in, just giving it their

best everyday and enjoying

what we have together.

Your time as an athlete and

your time in high school

is limited. Just having that

mindset going into the season

helped the girls really

come close.”

The Scouts spent a lot

of time together outside

of school this year, even

taking in a Northwestern

volleyball game together.

The tight-knit group will

graduate seven seniors,

but the future is bright for

Lake Forest volleyball.

for us to defend it.”

Time after time, GBS

setter MJ Noteman went to

her go-to hitters in Smith

and Carr and it always

seemed to work. The two

combined for 10 kills in

the final set.

Unlike the first two sets,

once the Titans got out

to the late lead, this time

at 20-13, too much of a

deficit for the Ramblers to


What made the victory

sweeter, other than avenging

the two previous losses,

was the fact so many of

the players on both squads

are really familiar with

(at Hableter Bowl), 4:30


Girls swimming and


■Nov. ■ 16 - at Deerfield

Sectional, 1 p.m.

Panther varsity


Girls basketball

■Nov. ■ 21 - host Christ the

King, 7 p.m.

Raider varsity


Girls basketball

■Nov. ■ 19 - host Northtown,

6 p.m.

■Nov. ■ 20 - host Mather,

7:30 p.m.

That doesn’t mean there

isn’t more that needs to be

done in the future.

“Looking ahead at next

year, I’m excited about

who’s returning, but I also

know that we have a lot of

work in store for us too,

to continue to be competitive

and just to grow in all

positions,” Rupnik said.

‘Volleyball is one of those

sports where you really

have to have strength everywhere,

not just at one


That foresight is what

made Rupnik a great college

volleyball player. It’s

also what makes her a

great volleyball coach.

each other, having either

gone to elementary school

together, played club volleyball

together or even

having a familial connection.

“It’s neighborhood kids,

they’ve grown up with

each other,” Dorn said.

“It’s a nice rivalry, a fun

match always.”

Smith would lead the

way with 16 kills, while

Carr would add 12 kills for

the Titans. Mia McGrath

had nine kills and Josie

Fronczak added eight kills

for Loyola.

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New Trier graduates celebrate 50th anniversary of summer league softball squad

New Trier


reminisce on

history of summer

softball squad

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

Go to most park districts

at night during the summer

and you’re bound to

see some sort of baseball

or softball being played.

Whether it be little league,

house league or just a summer

rec league, most area

ball fields will be filled

with players with gloves,

bats and helmets.

That includes the Winnetka

Park District’s Men’s

12-inch Modified Softball

league’s champion the Flyers.

This summer the Flyers

celebrated the 50th

anniversary playing in

the league. The team was

founded in 1969 by a group

of New Trier students

who, because there was no

students or young adults

league, would play against

adults in their league.

“We were all athletes,”

Northbrook resident and

Flyers founder Pete Hansen,

who is a 22nd Century

Media employee, said. “We

played on every sports team

there was, and the core of

us were from all the feeder

schools, so we’d have

groups of feeder schools

that we put together. Somehow

we got Joe Sears and

Glencoe (kids too). I don’t

know how that works, but

it just happened to be that

we became friends in high


Modified fastpitch is a

form of fastpitch softball,

which is pitching it as fast

as you can pitch without

bringing your hand no farther

than your shoulder and

then bringing it straight


The members of the Flyers

chose to play in the

modified league over any

other league because of its

similarity to baseball.

“It’s almost as close to

baseball as you can get,”

Hansen said.

Like most summer

leagues, the number of

teams in the Flyers’ league

has fluctuated in league

size, totaling 10 teams during

the 2019 season.

“When we started there

were three nights of our

softball modified fast,”

Hansen said. “There was

three nights, Mondays,

Tuesdays and Thursdays.

And then it got down to

two and then it got down

to one. It’s at one now. But

then it got down to like four

teams and now it’s back up

to about 10 teams.”

Unfortunately for the

Flyers, none of the members

of this year’s squad

have any affiliation to when

the team started in 1969,

but that hasn’t stopped

them from being successful.

The team is currently

made up of players from all

over the Chicago-area who

were brought on by players

who had been brought on

by former players, including

some players who had

played in high school or

even further.

The Flyers have won

titles in 2003, 2011, 2012

2014, 2018 and 2019, a

21-1 win in the title game.

“That’s how we got our

young legs back and then

we became very competitive

at that point,” Hansen


Dave Rosene, current

head coach at Jones College

Prep, started bringing

in former students and their

friends, according to Hansen.

Many of those players

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New Trier grads (from left-to-right) Charlie Watts, Peter

Hansen, Bob Dix, Philip Stanley, Bruce Maize, Jim

Greene, and Hayden Conant pose for a picture at the

flyers’ 50th anniversary celebration Aug. 24. Bradley

Margolin/22nd Century Media

are now connected to Chicago’s

South Side, where

many players reside.

“I mean these guys are

really good. So it’s a lot different

from what we started,

but it’s the tradition and

these guys truly, I talked

to them and they basically,

what they like about playing

on Flyers, number one,

it’s a good group of guys

for them.

“They want to continue

the tradition of the Flyers

has been around for 50

years. It’s really cool that

they feel that. It’s kind of

like family even though

we would be on the streets,

we’d never even know

each other.”

The Flyers celebrated

their 50th anniversary on

Aug. 24 with a reunion that

included some of the original

members of the squad.


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Loyola, New Trier finish seasons at state meet

Submitted Content

For the 50th year, Detweiller

Park in Peoria

hosted the Illinois State

Cross-Country meet. New

Trier’s boys and girls

teams both qualified and

participated in the highly

anticipated Class 3A races.

Both teams excelled this

year, winning their conference

meets. The boys

team also won their Class

3A Regional meet and finished

third in Sectionals.

New Trier’s top finisher

at Detweiller Park, sophomore

Nick Falk, had a

personal-best time of 14

minutes, 50 seconds.

“It was a hard race, with

lots of pushing and shoving,”

Falk said. “I wish

I had done better, but it

felt good to get a personal


“It was a fast race,” New

Trier coach David Wisner

said. “It was amazing how

fast they were out today.”

In fact, it was a record-breaking

race with

Hersey’s Josh Methner

breaking the 47 year-old

course record held by

Craig Virgin.

The New Trier boys

team was able to finish

10th overall, despite one

of its top racers, J.D. Shelley,

unable to run due to a

leg injury.

While it was not the outcome

that they had hoped

for, Wisner and the team are

looking toward the future.

“We have six guys coming

back next year out of

the seven that ran today,”

Wisner said

The New Trier girls

squad also made it downstate

as a team and took

16th place over the weekend.

Marlee Fradkin led

the way for the Trevians

with a 72nd-place finish,

completing the race in


Despite Loyola not

qualifying as a team in either

the boys or girls races,

the Ramblers did have individual

runners make the

trip to Peoria.

Both freshman Ellie

Grammas and junior Sarah

Jay were making their first

appearances at the state

meet. Grammas, who won

a regional title two weeks

ago, finished 47th with a

time of 17:49.45. Jay finished

in 18:54.95.

Like his female Rambler

counterparts, sophomore

Spencer Werner was also

making his debut at the

New Trier’s Nick Falk runs during the Class 3A boys

cross-country state finals Saturday, Nov. 9, in Peoria.

Photo submitted

state meet. Werner completed

the race in 14:47.78,

good enough for 26th

place, one place out of

earning all-state accolades.

Additional reporting by

Sports Editor Michael Wojtychiw

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Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year

Rupnik leads Scouts to 28 wins,

regional title in first season

Girls Volleyball Player of the Year

Thrash’s consistent play guides

Scouts to turnaround season

Nick Frazier, Sports Editor

Nick Frazier, Sports Editor

A former defensive specialist

and team captain at

Lake Forest College, Tia

Rupnik excelled at preparing

for what opposing

teams would do. Knowing

what to expect and reacting

accordingly is a crucial

part of the position.

Yet Rupnik admitted she

didn’t know what to expect

in her first season as

head coach of the Scouts.

“If you were to ask me

before the season started

what I thought our record

would be, I wouldn’t have

even known what to guess

at the time,” Rupnik said.

After totaling just 22

wins in two seasons,

Lake Forest rebounded

with Rupnik at the helm

in 2019. The Scouts went

28-9, competed well in

weekend tournaments

and capped the season

off with a regional title.

The turnaround campaign

was more than enough for

Rupnik to earn 22nd Century

Media’s 2019 Girls

Volleyball Coach of the

Year honor.

Rupnik served as the

Scouts’ assistant coach for

two seasons before taking

over as head coach this

year. Yet the Wisconsin native

is quick to credit Lake

Forest’s seven seniors for

the successful season.

“I think that our senior

class this year just really

stepped it up, everyone really

just bought in to the

concept of the team, which

was awesome,” Rupnik

said. “That had a huge part

on us having success in

terms of wins and losses,

but then also just us really

enjoying our time together

Scouts head coach Tia Rupnik (last row, far left) with

her team after the Scouts won the Hoffman Estates

tournament in September. Photo submitted

as a team.”

This year’s edition of

the Scouts were more

versatile, which made life

easier for Rupnik in her

first season. She could flip

her outside and right-side

hitters to defender different

hitters when necessary,

a component that the team

didn’t have in the past.

The most notable difference

this season was the

scouting, as Rupnik, assistant

coach Ray Werner

and the team committed to

studying film.

“We scouted pretty

much every team that we

played against this year,”

Rupnik said. “We scouted

other teams, we spent a

lot of time looking at ourselves

and trying to learn

from film, and that played

a huge role in us learning

and being more prepared

in our matches. I also

think for our girls, it just

helped them mentally, just

feeling more confident in

what they needed to do in

matches to find success.”

Led by superb outside

hitters Alyssa Thrash and

Caroline Graham, the

Scouts got off to a 9-1

start, winning a tournament

in Hoffman Estates

during that stretch. Even

when Lake Forest picked

up a loss here and there,

Rupnik said she felt her

team could get the win if it

had a second chance.

Once Lake Forest placed

second in the Antioch Invitational

on Oct. 12, Rupnik

knew the Scouts could

compete with anyone.

“We had a really competitive

end of our season,

we saw Loyola, Libertyville,

Stevenson all in a

row,” Rupnik said. “We

ended on some really

tough matches. I feel like

after that [Antioch] tournament

is really where I felt

confident that we really

can compete at the same

level as these next three

teams that we’re about to

see. Despite only beating

Stevenson out of those

three, I think we learned so

much from those matches,

which helped us prepare

just in time getting into the

regional matches.”

According to Rupnik,

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When Alyssa Thrash

transferred to Lake Forest

High School from Georgia

before her sophomore

year, then-assistant coach

Tia Rupnik couldn’t help

but notice Thrash’s natural

leadership qualities.

“I couldn’t believe how

strong of an athlete she

was, but also how strong

of a leader,” Rupnik recalled.

“Any time that

Alyssa wasn’t on the court,

which was rare, it was very

obvious because she has

such an important voice on

the court.”

Thrash, a 6-foot outside

hitter, continued to hone

her leadership skills and

her on-court game while

with the Scouts. The result?

Captaining Lake Forest

to a regional title and

being named this year’s

22nd Century Media Girls

Volleyball Player of the


An All-North Suburban

Conference selection as a

junior a year ago, Thrash

was one of 10 athletes to

return from last season’s

Scouts team. There was a

lot of continuity for Lake

Forest this season, and that

made Thrash’s job as captain

much easier.

“It just really helped

us, being really close on

and off the court,” Thrash

said. “We spent a lot of

time together all the time, I

think that chemistry really

helped us turn it around

this year.”

An excellent attacker

in the front row, Thrash

was tasked with leading

the team while handling

increased expectations to

perform in game. Her stats

Lake Forest senior Alyssa Thrash is 22nd Century

Media’s 2019 Girls Volleyball Player of the Year. 22nd

Century Media file photo

prove that she more than

rose to the occasion, racking

up 313 kills and 229

digs. She also played in all

37 of Lake Forest’s matches,

resulting in a 28-9 campaign.

Most notably, Thrash

saved one of her best performances

for last, totaling

12 kills and 11 digs in the

two-set regional final win

over McHenry.

When looking at her

game, Thrash notes her

steadiness on the court is a

key factor in her improved


“I think that my consistency

has definitely

improved a lot over the

years,” Thrash said. “This

past season I was really


“She was just so consistent

for us to be that go-to

player,” Rupnik added.

“That girl knows how to

put balls down, she really

gets the team excited. In

all aspects of the game,

Alyssa was such an important

person for us.”

It was a special season

for Thrash and the Scouts,

whose 28 wins were more

than the previous two seasons

combined. Thrash

knew this year’s squad was

different when the team

got together after tryouts

and shared their seasonlong

goals. The goals were

big, but attainable.

“I think that’s when it

really hit me that this was

a different kind of team,”

Thrash said.

Thrash has been playing

volleyball since she was 12

years old and played club

with Adversity Volleyball

based in Vernon Hills. Despite

having the talent to

compete at the collegiate

level, Thrash plans to focus

more on her academics

and not play volleyball in


That doesn’t mean she

won’t miss her three varsity

seasons with the Scouts,

especially her senior year.

“The Lake Forest volleyball

program means the

world to me, I absolutely

adore it,” Thrash said. “It

taught me who I want to be

as a person, and it helped

me grew into what I wanted

to be as a person, I just

think that’s so important.”

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Girls swimming and diving

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New Trier takes care of business at CSL South meet

Gary Larsen

Freelance Reporter

If there’s a secret to

high-level performance

when a swimmer isn’t

feeling her best, New

Trier sophomore Leslie

Wendel might have it figured


“It’s always a mental

game. If you don’t feel

good, you can always trick

your brain into thinking

that you do,” Wendel said.

“It works. You can pump

yourself up and have a

good race, even if you’re

not feeling it.”

Wendel did just that at

this year’s Central Suburban

League South invite.

Despite feeling tired

and sore from a hard practice

one day prior, Wendel

won the 100-yard butterfly

in 57.02, just sevenhundredths

of a second

behind the the CSL South

meet record of 56.95.

Wendel, Carly Novelline

(100-yard backstroke),

Kaelyn Gridley

(100-yard breaststroke),

and Katie Lipsey (1 meter

diving) all won individual

CSL South titles at this

year’s meet, held at Glenbrook

North on Saturday,

Nov. 10.

New Trier also got wins

from its relay teams in

the 200-yard medley and

400-yard freestyle events

to win the team title in


“They did great. I was

really proud of all of them

today,” New Trier coach

Mac Guy said. “We had a

number of girls that were

finishing their season

today and a lot of them

did really well and had

lifetime best times. We

had some really excellent

swims and our diving performances

this morning

were great.”

New Trier’s varsity divers

took three of the top

four spots in the morning

session, with Erin McNally

placing second behind

Lipsey, and Maggie Seftenberg

placing fourth.

The sophomore Novelline

finished nearly three

seconds ahead of the

field to win the 100 back

in 56.22, after she had

already done something

exceptionally well outside

her comfort zone, placing

second in the grueling

500-yard freestyle event.

“Carly was great in the

500 (freestyle) and that’s

something we don’t typically

ask her to do,” Guy

said. “She was excellent


Senior Emma Eldring

finished second in the 50-

yard freestyle and third

in the 100-yard freestyle,

while the sophomore

Gridley won the 100

breaststroke and swam

hard throughout the day.

“Kaelyn Gridley was

rock-solid and exceptional

in the 50 (freestyle)

and in the (200) relay, and

Leslie Wendel just missed

a conference record in

the 100 (butterfly) so that

was pretty awesome. She

had a great day. She was

also third in the 200 (freestyle).”

Guy was also particularly

pleased with a pair

of freestyle top finishes at

the jayvee level from Olivia


“She’s such a sweet kid,

she’s new to the area, and

she won both the fifty and

hundred (freestyle),” Guy

said. “That was exciting

to see.”

New Trier’s title-winning

200 medley team

consisted of Novelline,

New Trier’s Leslie Wendel swims during one of her races at the CSL South conference meet Saturday, Nov. 9, in

Northbrook. Gary Larsen/22nd Century Media

Gridley, Greta Pelzek, and

Joelle Ohr, and the Trevians’

400 free relay team

of Pelzek, Wendel, Novelline,

and Jane Sanderson

ended the day’s swimming

on a high note, edging out

second-place Evanston by

fifty-five hundredths of a


Sanderson also placed

second in the 100-yard

backstroke, while Charlotte

Fondren and Charlize

Escasa placed second

and third, respectively, in

the 100 breaststroke behind

Gridley. New Trier’s

200 free relay team of

Ohr, Wendel, Gridley, and

Alyssa Knaus also finished


“They did great. I

thought everyone performed

well, especially

the seniors that are leaving,”

Wendel said. “Not

everyone went best times

but the our cheering was

good and we had a great,

positive energy. It was so

much fun.”








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Loyola’s fourth-quarter rally shocks Glenbard West

Neil Milbert

Freelance Reporter

Surmounting a twotouchdown

deficit against

an undefeated powerhouse

averaging 49 points per

game while holding its opponents

to 6.9 points per

game is Mission Improbable.

But Loyola Academy

did it not once but twice on

Saturday, Nov. 9 at Hoerster

Field to advance to the

quarter-finals of the Class

8A playoffs.

“We knew we could pull

it off,” said quarterback

JT Thomas after the Ramblers

upset Glenbard West

28-27. “We came back the

first time. Why not the second


The reason the defending

8A champions won

was because Thomas,

Vaughn Pemberton, Aidan

Brownlee, Matt Mangan,

Marty Auer and Nate Van

Zelst made the big plays

when they were urgently


Returning from a leg

injury that sidelined him

for the first playoff game,

Pemberton scored the deciding

touchdown on a

1-yard run that tied the

score at 27 with 3 minutes,

10 seconds to play.

Then, Van Zelst kicked

his fourth extra point, giving

Loyola the lead, and

ultimately, victory.

“We think no one can

stop us,” said Pemberton,

who gained 131 yards in

32 carries and caught four

passes for 27 more yards.

“This was amazing. Now,

we’ve got more to do.”

By virtue of the victory

over their second-seeded

opponent, the 18th-seeded

Ramblers (8-3) will return

to Hoerster Field on

Saturday afternoon, Nov.

16, and attempt to avenge

the 14-6 home-field loss

inflicted by 23rd-seeded

Marist (7-4) in the last

game of the regular season.

Marist advanced to the

quarterfinals via a 14-7

triumph against seventhseeded

Huntley (8-2).

Pemberton was injured

late in the first quarter of

the Oct. 26 game against

Marist, depriving the

Ramblers of the services

of their leading runner in

their come-from-behind

Running back Vaughn Pemberton (14) runs past the

Glenbard West defenders Saturday, Nov. 9, in Wilmette.

Scott Margolin/22nd Century Media

14-7 conquest at Maine

South in their playoff


“Having him (back) is

a total difference for our

team,” coach John Holecek

said. “He’s talented

— size and power along

with speed and agility. He

plays with such enthusiasm

— all go all the time.”

But in the first half of

the Glenbard West game

it was the Hilltoppers’’ talented

running backs who

were on the move all the


Starting from their own

20-yard-line, the Hilltoppers

did nothing but run

the football for 18 plays

in scoring the first touchdown.

Jaylen Moore accounted

for 67 of the yards

in nine carries and Joey

Richmond got the TD

when he rammed into the

end zone from one yard


In their second possession,

the Hilltoppers again

seemed unstoppable on

the ground in driving from

their own 38 to the Loyola

5 before a holding penalty

pushed them back to the

13. On the next play quarterback

Braden Speich

threw his first pass and

running back Nic Seifert


1 2 3 4 F

GW 7 7 13 0 27

LOYOLA 0 7 7 14 28

Top Performers

1. Vaughn Pemberton, RB – 131 rushing yards, G-W TD.

2. JT Thomas, QB – 1 passing TD.

3. Aidan Brownlee, WR – kickoff return TD.

turned it into a touchdown.

Matt Doran kicked the extra

point, putting Loyola

down 14-0 with 8:22 left

in the half.

The third time the Hilltoppers

had the ball they

drove to the Ramblers’ 14

before Jack Nimesheim’s

jarring tackle in a fourth

down situation forced a

fumble. Glenbard West

managed to recover the

fumble but it was back at

the 21 where Loyola took


Finally, the Ramblers’

offense started to jell and

10 plays later — with only

four seconds to play in the

half — they got their first

touchdown on Pemberton’s

4-yard run.

In the second half, they

got off to an electrifying

start, seizing the momentum

when Brownlee returned

the kickoff 99 yards

for the touchdown that enabled

them to tie the score

on Van Zelst’s extra point.

For Brownlee, it was a

case of believing in himself

and instilling in his

teammates the will to win.

“This team has a special

bond,” said the wide

receiver who is the Ramblers’

leading kickoff returner.

“At the half I said

to myself: ‘I’m going

to make a play for these

guys.’ I was almost in the

end zone when I caught

the ball. I saw they made

a hole for me and I hit it.

After I hit it I knew I was


It didn’t take Glenbard

West long to retaliate and

by the end of the third

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Girls volleyball

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 8 days ago

Glenbrook South upsets Loyola in three sets

22nd Century Media FILE PHOTO




1. Vaughn


(above). The

Loyola running

back ran for 131

yards and the


touchdown in the

Ramblers’ 28-27

win over Glenbard


2. Spencer Werner.

The Loyola crosscountry


took 26th place

at the state meet,

one spot out of

all-state honors.

His time was also

a personal best.

3. New Trier girls

swimming and

diving. The

Trevians won the

CSL South meet

behind a number

of individual and

relay champions.

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

It’s hard to beat a team

three times in a season.

But that’s what topseeded

Loyola was attempting

to do when it

faced off with fourth-seeded

Glenbrook South in the

first sectional of the Class

4A Maine East Sectional

Nov. 4 in Park Ridge.

After falling to the Ramblers

twice in the regular

season, the Titans were

able to pull off the upset by

taking down the Ramblers

in a thrilling 25-23, 27-29,

25-22 victory.

“We’ve got five seniors

on this squad and the experienced

really showed

at the end,” GBS coach

Kelly Dorn said. “I think

our seniors steadied us and

pulled it out in the end.

Game of the Week:

• Marist (7-4) at Loyola (8-3)

Other matchups:

• Deerfield (9-2) at Lake Forest (7-4)

• Minooka (11-0) at Brother Rice (7-4)

• Homewood-Flossmoor (10-1) at Lincoln-Way

East (11-0)

• Willowbrook (10-1) at Lake Zurich (8-3)

• GLenwood (11-0) at Providence Catholic (8-3)

• Batavia (9-2) at Nazareth (11-0)

That’s who we looked to

in this match.”

It was evident it was going

to be a tight game when

the Ramblers and Titans

each went on multiplepoint

scoring runs, neither

team being able to muster

more than a four-point

lead before the other squad

would make a comeback

to tie or overtake the lead.

A Loyola service error

broke a 14-all tie and propelled

GBS on a 5-0 run

to give the Titans all the

cushion they’d need to win

the first set.

Similar to the first set,

the Ramblers got out to

an early lead in the second

set, building a 5-1 advantage.

But again, the Titans

went on a run, this time an

8-1 spurt that gave them a

9-6 lead, forcing Loyola

coach Mallory Thelander




• Loyola 20, Marist 14: Loyola will

be more in control of gameplay this

week. The Ramblers defense makes

a couple big plays.

• Lake Forest

• Brother Rice

• Lincoln-Way East

• Lake Zurich

• Providence

• Nazareth



Contributing Sports Editor

• Loyola 26, Marist 17: The Ramblers

are never out of it, and this time

Loyola gets out to a strong start.

• Lake Forest

• Brother Rice

• Lincoln-Way East

• Lake Zurich

• Glenwood

• Nazareth



Contributing Sports Editor

• Loyola 24, Marist 17: The Ramblers

get revenge on a regular-season


• Lake Forest

• Brother Rice

• Lincoln-Way East

• Lake Zurich

• Providence

• Nazareth

Loyola’s Jane Robertson angles a shot against GBS

Nov. 4 in Park Ridge. Carlos Alvarez/22nd Century Media

to call a timeout.

The Titans were using

the serving hands of Abby

Mowinski and Kendall

Smith in the run.

With their backs against

the wall, facing a match

point, down 24-22, Loyola

rattled off three consecutive

points, forcing the Titans

into hitting errors on

all three points. The teams

would trade points until a

block sealed the 29-27 set

two win.

“All of them really

wanted it today and especially

our seniors knew

this may be the last match

of their season,” the

Loyola coach said about

her team’s willingness to

fight back. “They’re out

there competing knowing

that every point counts.”

Something that really

worked for the Titans, especially

in the first two

sets, was a slide by the

GBS middle hitters, especially

the Titans’ Ashley

Carr. Carr had seven of

her 12 kills in the first two

sets, primarily on the slide.

53-24 60-17


Sports Editor

• Loyola 28, Marist 14: Loyola is

looking for payback in this one and

gets it at home.

• Lake Forest

• Brother Rice

• Lincoln-Way East

• Willowbrook

• Glenwood

• Nazareth

“Ashley Carr is sick at

it,” Dorn said. “It’s so hard

to read her, we can’t read

her in practice. It’s unconventional

how she hits it

Please see VOLLEYBALL, 41


Contributing Editor

• Loyola 17, Marist 14: A late field

goal by the Ramblers wins this

playoff showdown featuring two

great defenses.

• Lake Forest

• Brother Rice

• Lincoln-Way East

• Lake Zurich

• Glenwood

• Nazareth

Listen Up

“Having him (back) is a total difference for our


John Holecek — Loyola football coach on Vaughn

Pemberton’s return to the football field.

tunE in

What to watch this week

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

have begun.

• Loyola hosts Marist at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16,

in Wilmette.


45 - Girls swimming and diving

43 - Girls volleyball Coach/Player of the Year

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Michael

Wojtychiw, m.wojtychiw@22ndcenturymedia.com.

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ends season with three-set loss, Page 47

Area’s best

22CM names its girls volleyball

Team 22, Page 44

Loyola secures quarterfinal bid with comeback win, Page 46

Loyola’s Matt Mangan goes up high for a catch in the Ramblers’ win over Glenbard

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