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Glencoe 150: Looking back

on a year of celebration

In looking back on 2019 and the Village

of Glencoe’s Sesquicentennial year,

it’s hard to imagine how any more excitement

and community pride could have

been packed into 12 short months. Festivities

orchestrated by the Sesquicentennial

Planning Committee, in partnership with

Glencoe’s many community organizations,

invited community members of all

ages and interests to partake in the Sesquicentennial

through education, celebration,

participation and appreciation.

From the celebration kick-off at Light

the Lights last November, to honoring

community members past and present at

the Glencoe 150 Hall of Fame Recognition

Dinner, to a musical all about Glencoe

written and produced by the creative

minds at Writers Theatre, to a bigger and

better Fourth of July, to a once-in-a-lifetime

chance to play nine-holes at each of

Glencoe’s three golf courses in one outing,

to the Glencoe 150 Gala at the worldclass

Chicago Botanic Garden — it has

been a momentous year.

Beyond these events, the community

was inspired to give back through District

35’s We Care for Our World Service

Day and the Glencoe Park District’s

Big-Hearted Bowls Project, while also

learning more about our history through

the Glencoe Historical Society’s panel

discussions, historical article series, Sesquicentennial

Exhibit and Open Doors

Glencoe. The Village is truly grateful for

the many volunteers and community organizations

that made such an inclusive,

creative celebration possible; thank you to

all those involved.

To round out a landmark year, the Sesquicentennial

Planning Committee and

Glencoe Chamber of Commerce invite

you to join us for one last hurrah: Light

the Lights from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 29.

Spend your evening in downtown Glencoe

welcoming the holiday season with

the Village’s annual tree lighting ceremony,

shopping specials, a Wine and Beer

Stroll, a visit from Santa and his reindeer,

trackless train rides and more.

The Village would like to thank BMO

Harris Bank and @properties for helping

to make these enhanced festivities possible

again this year! Pre-order your Wine and

Beer Stroll cups and learn more about the

event at www.glencoe150.org.

As the Sesquicentennial draws to a

close, the Sesquicentennial Planning

Committee hopes that you look back on

2019 with nothing but fond memories and

that you enter 2020 with a renewed sense

of pride in Our Town Glencoe!

Submitted by Village of Glencoe. Visit www.


Torino Ramen

introduces experimental

dishes to popular fare

The No. 1 ramen place

in the North Shore is lively

open and Torino just completed

its new expansion.

Torino Ramen is a Japanese

spot known for its variety

of savory hearty ramen

noodle bowls and other

classic Japanese gourmet

dishes. Torino Ramen is

proud to announce our expansion

of Bar Torino now

being open. The expansion

next door includes a much

larger seating area along

with a new full-service bar

including beer, wine, cocktails,

spirits and of course

sake! Come by after work

for a quick bowl of Ramen

and a fresh sip of beer.

We are also excited to

announce our Kaiseki Torino

Experiential Dinner

that several couples have

already enjoyed claiming,

“One of the best dining

experiences I have had in

over a year.” The goal with

our Kaiseki Torino dinner

is to allow our customers

to have full authentic Japanese

experience with a variety

of platters that would

take the traditional hallmarks

of Kaiseki for the

master Japanese progressive

dinner experience.

It’s truly a one of a kind

food experience. We hope

to have you join us for a

night of Kaiseki Torino,

the Japanese progressive

dining experience, featuring

a seasonally-inspired

menu prepared by Kaiseki

Master Chef Yuji Hayashi

and served in an intimate

candlelit setting.

Torino Ramen is genuinely

the best bowl of ramen

outside of Tokyo,

Japan. We hope to see as

many of you guys in the

near future! Come stay

warm with us during Ramen

Season! We are delighted

for you to check

out Torino Ramen, our

new Bar Torino, and our

Kaiseki Torino Events.

Torino Ramen opened in

early 2017 with three Japanese

natives who shared

the common goal. It was

created with one mission in

mind to create authentic and

hearty ramen for the Windy

City’s North Shore. At Torino,

we have always taken

pride in what we make as

it represents our childhood

and where we came from in

Japan. Ultimately bringing

the taste and feel of Japenese

culture over to the suburbs

of Chicago.

Torino is the brainchild

of Chikako and her partners,

Tomoko and Chika,

who fell in love with Japan

and its vibrant ramen

scene. Torino’s iconic flavorful

taste started with

recipes created in their

family kitchens and they

perfected the perfect noodle

bowl through a dozen

customizations of personal

tastes and preferences

keeping the traditions of

authentic food made with

love and integrity.

Submitted by Torino Ramen,

1162 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette.

Call (847) 920-5075 or visit

torinoramen.com for more


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Guide to the gifts that keep on giving

in Wilmette, Kenilworth with Wilmette-onomics

Did you know that over $5

million dollars from local sales

are reinvested back into the

village every year? It goes to

streets, lighting, signage and

public safety to name a few.

That’s 5 million reasons to skip

online ordering and shop, eat

and explore locally this holiday

season. Wilmette business owners

have pride in our town and

provide expertise, personalized

service and unique merchandise.

The holiday shopping season is

a great opportunity to take a big

box detox and show your loyalty

to Wilmette. We can all do better

and raise that number! Keep

a look out for a special gift with

purchase this year: a re-useable

Wilmette-onomics shopping

bag. Score yours and keep on

saving throughout the season as

you use it at participating merchants

to earn special discounts

or gifts. So here’s how to spend

your time and dollars with gifts

that keep on giving. Let’s start

in Downtown Wilmette and find

fabulous garb for holiday parties

at boutiques like Hubba-Hubba,

YWCA Shop for Good, Exhibit

or Lad & Lassie. Stock up on

hostess gifts and holiday home

decor at Share, grab a bottle of

cheer from The Bottle Shop or

Wilmette Wine Cellar. If jewelry

is on your gift list make sure to

visit Lambrecht’s or Bella Cosa

Jewelers for some beautiful

baubles. Stop for a casual lunch

break at Big Tomato, Dowize

Bistro, Torino Ramen or The


What’s great about coming

downtown Wilmette is that you

can make a full day (and night)

out of it. As the sun goes down

and the beautiful lights on the

trees come up, enjoy one of the

many great dining choices; Pescadero,

Depot Nuevo, Napolita,

Nick’s or Valley Lodge to name

a few. Then catch a movie while

sipping wine at The Wilmette

Theatre (did you know it’s a notfor-profit?).

Trying to buy for the person

who has everything? Gift cards

are always a favorite holiday

gift - think about the many hair

salons, nail spas and yoga studios

we have in town that would

make for the perfect stocking

stuffers or teacher gifts. Or send

a beautiful holiday plant from

Morning Glory Flower Shop or

Wilmette Flowers.

Make sure to stop over to

beautiful Plaza del Lago for

more great finds. Pop into your

favorite boutiques like Vibrato

and La Colonna and grab your

holiday cards at Yellow Bird.

Visit Chantilly Lace and get a

gift card for the friend who has

everything. Baby’s first holiday?

Be sure to pop into Giggles and

Giraffes. Looking for an ideal

lunch or dinner spot? Enjoy a

fabulous meal at Convito Cafe

& Market to keep you going before

scoring one last hostess gift

at Char Crews. If your shopping

till you drop, pop into the new

location of Hanig’s Footwear for

something comfortable and stylish.

Kick off the shopping season

at the Holiday Sip and Shop on

Thursday, Dec. 5, in downtown

Wilmette and Plaza del Lago.

Shop 5-8 p.m. and enjoy wine,

goodies and special sales. Come

see what’s new, find gifts for everyone

on your list. Looking for

some holiday family time? Mark

your calendar for Saturday, Dec.

7, to head to Wilmette shopping

districts for an all day “Holiday

Happenings” special local shopping

day filled with carolers,

Santa, special offers, a family

holiday movie and the tree lighting.

Find more up to date holiday

information at wilmettekenilworth.com

or www.facebook.


Let’s all make a commitment

to support Wilmette this holiday

season. Remember, for ever

dollar you spend, 2 percent of it

goes back into the community…

that’s Wilmette-onomics. It pays

to shop locally. Share your local

love on social media and use

#wilmetteonomics this holiday

season. See you around town!

Submitted by Village of Wilmette,

1200 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Call

(847) 251-2700 or visit wilmette.

com for more information.




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Winnetka Music Festival returns in June

Mark your calendar for the 4th

annual Winnetka Music Festival

— June 19-20, 2020, Father’s

Day Weekend! Early-bird discounted

tickets are on sale for

Winnetka residents.

In just three years, The Winnetka

Music Festival, part of

the Valslist Live Event Series,

has established itself as one of

the country’s premier boutique

festivals on the summer music

circuit. Booking some of the

world’s top emerging artists

(many who have graced the stages

of Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo,

late night TV, and radio/film)

music curator Val Haller brings

a diverse lineup of genres across

two main stages, a family stage,

and an intimate chapel stage.

The Festival boasts an elevated

VIP experience, some of Chicago’s

top food trucks and popular

offerings from local restaurants.

For Winnetka residents only:

An exclusive earlybird ticket

sale price is being offered

through Jan. 15. Because Winnetka

hosts the fest in its streets

and parks, a 40 percent discount

for general admission tickets is

being offered to residents for

a limited time. (Fest ticket required

for entry. Under 21 free.

Limited quantity. Fest runs 5-11

p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday.

No Sunday. To buy your

tickets, now visit www.winnetkamusicfestival

— a great holiday/hostess


After Jan. 15, tickets will be

available to the public at standard

early bird rates.

Being able to say, “I saw them

when…” is the best takeaway

from the Winnetka Music Festival.

In recent years, attendees

have had front row access to

quickly rising artists like Spencer

Ludwig, currently featured

in national commercials for Target

& Royal Caribbean; Low

Cut Connie, top pick at Bonnaroo;

John Splithoff & The New

Respects, who rocked the stage

at Lollapalooza; Billy Strings,

named by Rolling Stone magazine

as one of the top bluegrass

artists not to miss; Alex Guthrie,

a Top 20 contender on Team John

Legend in the current season of

The Voice; and jazz savant Emmet

Cohen, awarded elite recognition

with the American Pianist

Award and Cole Porter Fellow.

The Winnetka Music Festival

is a great way to kick off

the summer and support the fest

which is primarily funded by private

donations and sponsors, in

addition to support from the Village

and Park District.

Your ticket purchase will also

allow the fest to continue its

philanthropic support of The All

Stars Project, a developmental

performance-based program for

inner city youth. Last year in

addition to making a contribution,

the festival showcased the

youngest All Stars performers,

hip-hop act Brothers on a Mission

on the Fields Family Stage.

And a bonus: The Winnetka

Music Festival is bridging the

fall/winter months with live concerts

in the Winnetka Chapel to

keep the music coming and expand

awareness of the festival.

Visit www.valslist.com for more


Visit www.winnetkamusicfestival.com

to learn more and purchase


Submitted by Valslist Music. Call

(847) 917-5885 or visit winnetkamusicfestival.com

for more





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Let Guildhall Be The Place to Host

Your Holiday Event!

Conveniently located in downtown

Glencoe, Savin Dental Associates has

been serving the community’s dental

needs for 40 34 years.

Lippitz Orthodontics has joined us to

offer a full service, state-of-the-art

practice for the entire family, and with

an emergency number, we are never

more than aphone call away.

Our Food The dishes on our menus tell the story of an American Bistro with European

influences. Here very traditional European preparations and ingredients coexist with those

celebrating what is very local and inspired by new flavor combinations our chefs love.

Private Events

Our elegant semi-private dining

room accommodates up to 36

seated guests and presents a

beautiful setting for occasions

such as a birthday party,

wedding rehearsal dinner, a

baby shower, business meeting

or holiday luncheon. Our unique

“pub room" accommodates up

to 18 seated guests at raised

tavern-style tables for those

smaller groups wishing to

have a more informal, yet semi

private occasion. The entire

restaurant can be the venue for

an intimate daytime wedding

with room for dancing, dessert

table and gorgeous backdrops

for beautiful photography.

Our special events staff will

help you imagine the many

possibilities Guildhall can offer

for your next event. Our chef and

culinary team offer signature

Guildhall menus and would be

delighted to customize menus

for you.

Host your holiday party

with us in our gorgeous

“Writers Room”

694 Vernon Avenue | Glencoe, Illinois 60022 | (847) 835-8100

General Inquiries | gerry@guildhallrestaurant.com

Private Events | john@guildhallrestaurant.com







Mon-Fri: 7:00am-5:00pm

Alternating Sat: 7:30am-3:00pm



PHONE 847-835-3200

FAX: 847-835-0905


Catch a snowflake.

Welcome Santa.

Light up the town.

The 25 th Annual


In the Park and Parade


November 30, 2019

4:00 pm starting at

OLPH on Glenview Road

Sponsored by: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Avidor-Glenview | Glenview State Bank

Northern Seasonal Services

NorthShore University Health Systems

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North Shore Pizza Company opens

for business in Northfield Square

Everyone is really excited

to have pizza back

in Northfield.

So said North Shore

Pizza Company’s coowner

Doug Denenberg,

who operates the new

Northfield Eatery with

his brother, Todd, both of


The new business occupies

the former Viccino’s

Pizza location at

300 Happ Road in Northfield

Square. The space is

familiar since the Denenberg

family is the founder

of Viccino’s: however,

they did not operate this

Northfield location.

“Everyone who has

been coming in has been

really excited to have

pizza back in Northfield,”

Doug previously

told 22nd Century Media.

“We are the only place

that is specifically pizza

(in Northfield).”

“The restaurant used to

concentrate on pizza and

sandwiches,” he added.

“Since then we’ve expanded

the kitchen and

we make all sorts of pastas;

all our sauces are


Todd personally said

there are so many options

now that his go-to-dish

depends on his mood.

Some of his favorites

include the thin crust

Windy City pizza, which

has Italian beef and your

choice of sweet peppers

or hot giardiniera peppers.

He also likes the

deep dish Venetian style

with spinach, sausage onion

and artichoke hearts.

Contact us for your

catering and Holiday orders,

including lunch or


Staff Report. For more information

on North Shore Pizza

Company, call (847)-446-

4444 or visit eatnorthshore.

com, 300 N. Happ Road,


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Rose Hall continues mission to educate the whole child

Rose Hall Montessori School

has been educating young children

for over 30 years ago.

Based on the philosophy and

educational methods of Maria

Montessori, Rose Hall’s mission

is to educate the whole child

by providing a stimulating and

nurturing environment that allows

children to grow socially,

emotionally and intellectually.

The ultimate goal is to help children

reach their highest potential

and gain a lifelong enthusiasm

for learning. This holistic focus

is still at the heart of Rose Hall

Montessori School today.

At Rose Hall the priority is

to help each child become the

person that he/she is meant to

become; to develop a strong

sense of self and confidence.

The teachers and staff work hard

to provide a supportive, caring,

peaceful environment in which

young children feel safe to explore,

grow, learn and become


Academically, the classroom

is separated into 5 key curricular

areas – Practical Life, Sensorial,

Math, Language and Cultural.

The core Montessori principals

of order, coordination, concentration

and independence are priorities

throughout the classroom.

At Rose Hall they believe that

the development of these core

executive functioning skills will

assist in building lifelong learning


In addition to the 5 core areas

the curriculum is enhanced with

a variety of additional units including

botany, art, music, the

5 senses and more. Each unit is

taught with a hands-on approach

– even down to creating a large

art studio in the gym for Jackson

Pollack Day.

In addition to all of these rich

learning opportunities, French is

taught weekly, and yoga is offered

once a month. Every day

begins with student and teachers

greeting each other, followed

by work time and typically ends

with a fun line time with songs,

dancing and peace curriculum.

Gross motor play is an important

component of every day

as well.

While the school takes academic

rigor seriously, it recognizes

that there are other equally

important life skills that are

formed and cultivated in very

early childhood years such as

patience, humility, empathy and

compassion. A strong emphasis

is placed on Maria Montessori’s

passion for peace and community.

The teachers invest a lot of

group class time, called “Line

Time” or “Peace Circle”, in helping

the children address issues

of compassion, conflict, respect

and problem solving. Rose Hall

teachers believe that fostering

an environment of peace in the

classroom not only aids the children’s

academic success but also

enables them to begin the long

work of becoming responsible,

respectful and loving members

of our communities.

Rose Hall recognizes that

every child brings his/her own

unique personality and talents

and therefore, the teachers don’t

try to enact a one-size-fits-all

approach to their learning. The

teachers observe the children

intently so that they understand

how the children react, what motivates

them, what areas need to

focus on.

Rose Hall’s classrooms are a

place where your child can feel

at home, feel loved, and feel the

freedom to explore and grow.

Submitted by Rose Hall Montessori

School, 1140 Wilmette Ave.,

Wilmette, www.rosehallmontessori.

org, 847-256-2002.

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Give the gift of camp with Harand Camp of the Theatre Arts

One, Three, and Six-

Week Overnight Camp

Options for Ages 7-18

The renowned Harand

Camp of the Theatre Arts,

located on the campus

of Carthage College in

Kenosha, presents another

summer of theater, fun

and friendship in 2020.

To register, or for more

information, contact 847-

864-1500, harandcamp@

gmail.com or visit www.


Established in 1955, Harand

Camp was one of the

first residential camps to

combine musical theater

with the fun of traditional

camp life. Located on the

beautiful campus of Carthage

College in Kenosha,

Harand offers performing

arts training for campers

ages 7 to 18, plus sports,

activities, and camp fun

in a supportive, family environment.

Sessions run

one, three, or six weeks

and culminate with largescale

performances in a

400-seat, state-of-the-art


In preparation for

shows, campers take daily

classes in singing, dancing,

and acting with occasional

evening rehearsals.

Harand Camp adheres to

a non-competitive philosophy

where “no man is an

island” and EVERYONE

is a STAR. It is the goal

for everyone to develop

performance skills while

also building self-confidence.

Harand is a second

home to thousands of alums

worldwide who have

built lifelong friendships

and cherished memories.

During the first threeweek

session (June 21 –

July 12) campers perform

in a major musical revue

featuring the entire camp.

Each group stars in two

sections of non-stop singing

and dancing wearing

amazing costumes. During

the second three-week session

(July 13 – August 2)

each age group prepares

a full-length musical with

every camper performing a

lead role and in the ensemble

– ensuring everyone

has the chance to shine.

Campers may also attend

for six weeks (June

21 – August 2) or a unique

one-week session (June

21 – 27) exclusive to new

campers, ages 7-12. This

option is perfect for children

who have never been

away from home. Space in

the one-week program is

very limited.

In addition to the theatre

program, campers take

three electives per day.

Options include a variety

of sports, fitness, fine arts

and activity classes as well

as additional performing

arts and production electives.

Every evening features

an exciting schedule

of cabin nights, events,

all-camp games, concerts

and trips bowling, skating,

or to a local entertainment


Campers also enjoy the

comfort of modern facilities,

residing in dorms

overlooking Lake Michigan.

Delicious meals are

served in a renovated dining

hall with an extensive

menu by Sodexo. Accommodations

can be made

for special dietary needs.

Other amenities include:

Olympic-size pool,

dance & fitness center,

on-campus security, nurse,

low camper/staff ratio, and

ACA Accreditation (Program

Excellence Award).

Harand Camp strives to

make the camp experience

affordable for all families

and offers a variety of discounts,

payment plans and

scholarships. Need-based

scholarships are awarded

through the Harand Camp

Scholarship Fund, a 501c3


For more information

contact 847-864-1500,


or visit www.harandcamp.


Submitted by Harand Camp

of the Theatre Arts, 1569

Sherman Ave., Evanston.

Call (847) 864-1500 or visit

harandcamps.com for more


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FreshSkin Medical

Spa will help you

look your best

during holidays

Preparing for the holidays

should also include

time to focus on yourself.

FreshSkin Medical Spa

and Wellness Center is

here to remind you that

you can look healthy, radiant

and refreshed with no

downtime aesthetic treatments

in time for all your

holiday parties and events.

Founded by Dr. Josie L.

Tenore, FreshSkin specializes

in the latest medical

spa and wellness services.

This holiday choose to

have one or all three of just

some of the center’s innovative

medical facials.

The HydraFacialTM

cleanses, exfoliates dead

skin cells, extracts impurities

and releases clogged

pores. A custom application

of hydrating serums

target aging or sensitive

skin. This treatment delivers

the benefits of a microdermabrasion,

light chemical

peel and facial all in

one visit. FreshSkin also

includes LED light therapy

catered to your skin type

to soothe skin or enhance

anti-aging benefits.

The REVIVE facial

combines the HydraFacialTM

with the collagenbuilding

powerhouse Venus

Legacy Treatment.

Immediately after treating

the skin with Legacy’s radiofrequency


to stimulate collagen and

plump skin, the HydraFacial

exfoliates, hydrates

and infuses skin with antioxidants

and peptides. It is

ideal to book the facial 24-

48 hours before any event

to leave you looking fresh,

rejuvenated and glowing.

The AquaGold Skin Rejuvenation

MD Treatment



NATES the skin with the

application of Fine touch

microneedling and PRP

infused stem cells. Neuromodulator

is added to

reduce fine lines, redness

and pore size and a microdose

of dermal filler

enhances hydration and

plumps the skin.

With every facial and

aesthetic treatment, the athome

use of effective skincare

with physician-grade

ingredients will maintain

the results of your treatment.

FreshSkin carries a

variety of brands including

the award winning line,

ALASTIN Skincare.

Schedule your treatment


Submitted by FreshSkin

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Suite 208, Highland Park.

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YogaSix is coming to Plaza del Lago in December 2019

YogaSix is changing the way

people think and experience

yoga. We believe that everyone

deserves the mind-body experience

of yoga and YogaSix delivers

that experience by connecting

students to a practice that

is energizing, empowering and

fun! Our studio isn’t exclusive

or elitist but rather is a concept

truly meant for everyone. You

don’t have to be a yoga expert to

experience and enjoy YogaSix.

YogaSix delivers life-enhancing

benefits through six core

classes. Each class is exactly

what you make of it – from a

beginner to someone seeking a

recovery experience to more advanced




Maybe you’re brand new to

yoga or looking for a way to

ease back into your practice.

These classes will develop your

strength, flexibility, comfort level

and stamina as you challenge

your body and mind.





Whether you’re training for a

half-marathon, pushing weights,

or stuck behind a desk all day,

Y6 Restore is for you. These

classes emphasize floor postures

to stretch, open and release the

major muscle groups of the entire

body. Students who take this

class regularly report fewer injuries,

improved sleep and reduced

aches and pains.

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These classes flow at a slowed

down pace so there’s time to

explore individual postures and

transitions. Students can build

confidence and familiarity, and

refine the fundamentals of alignment.

You will gently engage,

open and strengthen the body.



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balanced inside and out,

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These classes are heated,

strength building, full-body

blasts designed to build focus,

endurance and flexibility. These

vinyasa classes move at a steady

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A dynamic yoga warm-up

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bands and body weight exercises

to challenge muscular strength,

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Schaefer’s Wines, Foods & Spirits has

been ‘setting the bar’ since 1936

A North Shore institution

as long as anybody

remembers, Schaefer’s

Wines & Spirits ages like

a treasure bottled of wine.

Located on its iconic Old

Orchard and Gross Point

Roads corner, Schaefer’s

is the first stop when it’s

time to party, celebrate or


Schaefer’s beverage

history dates back to the

John Schaefer tavern on

High Ridge in Wilmette

during to the late 1890s.

After prohibition, George

Schaefer operated the

Boundary Tavern at its

current location. Since

then, the store has garnered

a national reputation

for wines, foods &,

most importantly, unparalleled


The store’s third generation

president, Anje

Schaefer Cluxton, comments:

“In an age of big

boxes, we stay true to

customer service excellence

combined with a

deep selection of wine,

beers and spirits. Our

celebrated food department,

with specialty delicacies,

artisan cheeses

and amazing homemade

soups, dips and spreads,

rounds out the offerings.”

For generations, holiday

parties officially begin

when the Schaefer’s

truck arrives in the driveway

with libations and

those stacked boxes of

glassware. Enjoy free delivery,

fully credited returns

and, yes, even free

loaner glassware! Every

budget, and palette, is accommodated.

It’s a stress

free holiday. “I’m here

for you, we will take care

of everything,” says Dan

Madden, Schaefer’s goto

party guy for over 30


A holiday gift from

Schaefer’s, packed in

their signature boxes,

says it all. It brings a

smile to every recipient.

By phone, web or in

person, Schaefer’s veteran

team of experts is

peerless. Whether it’s a

professional gift list, or

a thirsty parent, they’re

ready for you. Need

something special? Select

a cellar wine and ask

about bottle engraving.

Relax with the experts!

They’re part of our local

history and “setting the

bar” in all respects since


Submitted by Schaefer’s

Wines, Foods & Spirits, 9965

Gross Point Road, Skokie.

Call (847) 677-9463 or visit

schaefers.com and on Facebook:


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Razny Jewelers creates beautiful pieces

with brilliant diamonds, precious metals

Forever is a long time

— until you’re in love.

Thereafter, hours pass like

seconds. A quick glance.

A knowing smile. Each

moment together is an opportunity

for an expression

of warm affection. Like

one single tile of a mosaic,

love turns eternity into

quick flashes forming the

beautiful whole of a new


For almost 70 years,

Razny Jewelers has listened

to the stories of

couples from all over Chicago

and beyond. Each is

unique and worth celebrating.

With these beautiful

bonds in mind, we were inspired

to create a selection

of engagement rings and

wedding bands reflecting

the everlasting brilliance

of true love.

It was essential to us

that, aside from being distinctive,

this exclusive collection

encompasses the

many styles and tastes of

today’s brides. We took

great care to guarantee

modern silhouettes shine

just as brilliantly as their

classic counterparts. The

most popular diamond

shapes and settings, with a

few outlier designs added

for variety, were all skillfully

formed by our inhouse

design team.

It is a collection we are

proud to call Forever by


Forever by Razny is currently

on display at our

Highland Park boutique

in Chicagoland’s North

Shore neighborhood.

Ingrid Razny shines a

light on the inspiration behind

each design. “Beginning

their lives together, it

is important for a couple

to have a jeweler they can

trust. A new home, anniversaries,

and babies are

only a few of the many

milestones they’ll be celebrating

for generations to

come. Look to Forever by

Razny as a collection from

which to begin a beautiful

and happy friendship —

between our family and

yours. Here you’ll find

your forever-ring, from

your forever jeweler.”

No two love stories are

the same, and the most important

jewelry you own

should reflect your unique

story. Forever by Razny is

made with only the most

brilliant diamonds and

precious metals, honoring

love’s individuality.

Visit Razny Jewelers to

discover the full collection


Submitted by Razny Jewelers,

1700 Green Bay Road,

Highland Park. Call (847)

432-5300 or visit razny.com.

For your Holiday prep


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PRP & fine touch

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with peptides,brightening

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microdermabrasion, light

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What ‘5b2f ’ stands for

5b2f was inspired by

a bible story about a boy

with five loaves of bread

and two fish. A young boy

brought a lunch which has

five loaves of bread and

two fresh fish. The young

boy gave Jesus his lunch

with which Jesus transforms

the boy’s humble

offering of lunch into fantastic

feast enough to feed

5,000 people with 12 full

baskets of food leftover.

We are inspired to be

God’s tool. When we give

Jesus what we have (even

though it is so tiny), Jesus

feeds many people who

need help.

From the business

• Specialties

5b2f Akira Sushi serves

traditional sushi plus

trendy specialty rolls,

homemade Japanese ramen,

healthy poke bowls,

and inventive salads.

Our restaurant specializes

in carry out and delivery.

We have a diverse

menu suitable for satisfying

everyone at company

events and parties.

• History

5b2f Akira was established

in 2019.

Akira and Kelly are back

in business in their hometown

Wilmette now. They

established 153 Akira in

June 2008. 5b2f Akira is

their 3rd restaurant. They

are delighted to come back

to Wilmette.

• Meet the Business Owners

Akira and Kelly

The executive kitchen

chef Kankakku Hiroshi

San has decades of exquisite

culinary experience.

Akira and Kelly are the

original owner of 153 Akira

in Wilmette downtown.

They have experience in

the restaurant business

for 21 years. They have 2

daughters (Erin, Abigail)

and 1 puppy (Angel). Akira

is a creative Sushi Chef

who trained with famous

Chef Ida Takahashi San

(Tokyo Style) and famous

Chef Kankaku Hiroshi San

(Osaka Style). He has experience

working at Bistro

Pacific, Banzai, Wild Fish,

Kegon, Kame Hachi, and

other Japanese restaurants.

Kelly cares about the

customer experience, trying

to remember the customer’s

name and favorite

food. She looks forward to

every customer’s happiness

in her restaurant. She

also looks for someone’s

prayer lists.

Submitted by 5b2f Akira

Sushi, 143 Skokie Blvd., Wilmette.

Call (847) 920-5332

or visit 5b2fakirasushi.com

for more information.


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Romancing the hair at La Relance Salon

Just like our skin, our hair ages

as well. Product lines are booming

with sales for anti aging

beauty products. But what does

aging hair really mean?

Teens to Twenty’s

Hair is usually as healthy and

attractive in its natural state as it

will ever be. Even with coursetextured

hair its natural state,

after being tamed, will be shiny

and full. Some people may have

oily hair due to hormone changes

or a poor diet. Washing daily

with a balancing shampoo and

rinse for the ends will help keep

the skin calm. Dry it thoroughly

to the scalp after washing to

avoid skin rashes or itchiness at

the nape of the neck. A balanced

diet rich in Omega oils, calcium,

and protein play an important

role in healthy hair.

Thirty’s to Forty’s

Gray hairs that are thick and

wiry often first appear now.

Color is used to help smooth

and bring back a youthful shine

to the newly textured hair. Hair

may start to feel thinner due to

fewer active follicles and a decrease

in the diameter of the hair

shaft. Men may see this more at

this age. Men should use a deep

cleansing and stimulating natural

based shampoo to increase blood

flow to the scalp and follicle.

Women that know thinning hair

is genetically passed, should also

properly cleans and stimulate

there scalp to at least decrease

the chances of losing more hair

as they age. Many people choose

to start using Rogaine to help

stimulate new hair growth. This

works but once the product is not

used any new hair grown will be

lost due to the active ingredient

not being applied. To help support

your hair continue a balance

diet and take quality supplements

to provide vitamins and

antioxidants such as vitamins A,

C and E, zinc and biotin.

Fifty’s and Up

Hair will become more fragile

now. It is likely to break or suffer

from exposure to UV rays and

other stresses. Be cautious with

old styling tools. Blow dryers

and brushes need to be replaced

at least every couple of years. If

you are using a five-year-old hair

dryer, it may be over heating and

burning your hair as you dry it.

Brushes can have bent bristles

from being stuffed into cabinets

or drawers, this will shred your

hair as you are drying it and cannot

be repaired only cut off.

Overly highlighted hair will

break and permanent all over

hair color will fade from all of

the new gray hairs. Your colorist

will need to rebalance the

ends of your hair at least every

third color root touch up service

with a completely different color

formula to best treat the faded

hair needs. This is an additional

charge to your service but it is a

must for any aging hair to look

its best. Always use an integrity

shampoo and mask, a rinse

will usually not provide enough

moisture to the original lack luster

hair. Remember, just because

you have colored your hair does

not mean you have changed

what your natural hair is. It will

always be aging hair that needs

the most attention to become full

and shiny. Using triple threat

products will leave your hair in

a beautiful place creating thicker,

fuller, and shinier hair both

in look and feel. This is why

working with a hair stylist that

knows your hair is vital to finding

the proper products and tools

to get your best hair! It is not always

a sales pitch when stylists

are working with you to create

your best hair. I have years of

experience and knowledge readily

available to help you. At La

Relance I stand behind our products.

It’s not easy when there is an

over abundance of hair and skin

care products retailed everywhere.

Reviews will not work

because no one has the same hair

needs. So shopping on line is not

your best option. I suggest that

you schedule a blow dry with

your stylist. Have a consultation

about your hair needs and discuss

what you have in your cabinets

already. You may need to change

just one thing or maybe get rid

of it all, but talking through it is

the best option. Bring the products

and tools you have and use

to that scheduled appointment,

this will help you in so that you

are not guessing the names of the

many products you have stored

so carefully in your cabinets

throughout the consultation. You

will be surprised how learning

what to do with your products

can change everything!

Submitted by La Relance Salon,

661 Vernon Ave., Glencoe.

Call (847) 847-242-9292 for

more information.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Wilmette and Kenilworth

Eric DeGrechie

Managing Editor

Children are excited. Parents

are excited. Business owners are

excited. It’s safe to say most everyone

is filled with joy that the

holiday season is here.

Residents in Wilmette and Kenilworth

know they live in a special

place year-round, but they

make it most abundantly clear

every November and December.

As you can see from our list,

there’s not shortage of things to

do locally. Happy Holidays!

Santa’s Mailbox

Through Nov. 27, Community

Recreation Center, 3000

Glenview Road. Send your

letter with a stamped, selfaddressed

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


Reindeer Visit

Through Dec. 1, Chaelt

Nursery, 3132 Lake Ave.,

Wilmette. North Shore meets

North Pole!. Say hello to reindeer

friends during their annual

holiday visit to Chalet

during store hours.

Santa visits with pets

Noon-2 p.m. Nov. 29, Chalet

Nursery, 3132 Lake Ave.,

Wilmette. Santa is looking

forward to meeting your pets

at Chalet this holiday season.

Wilmette Tree Lighting Ceremony

5 p.m. Dec. 7, Wilmette

Village Hall, 1200 Wilmette

Ave., Wilmette. Welcome

Santa as he makes a grand

entrance to Downtown Wilmette

to help Village President

Bob Bielinski light up

the big tree in front of Village

Hall at the Annual Tree

Lighting Ceremony. After

the lighting ceremony, Santa

Maggie Bielinski (right) helps Santa Claus flip the switch to turn on the lights on the holiday tree Dec. 1, 2018 in Wilmette. 22nd Cenury

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will hear holiday wishes and

take photos with kids.

Breakfast with Santa

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec.

7, Wilmette Golf Club, 3900

Fairway Drive. Enjoy a pancake

breakfast, visit with Santa,

have your picture taken and

receive a goodie bag. Registration

required. Register at www.


Holiday Learn-to-Skate

Dec. 5-Jan. 4, Centennial

Ice Rink, 2300 Old Glenview

Road, Wilmette. This miniseries

of lessons is for children

who have never been on

skates, or who have not had

formal lessons. Registration is

Sunday, Dec. 1.

Dance with ‘The Nutcracker’

6:30 p.m . Dec. 6 and 3

p.m. Dec. 8, Regina Dominican

High School, 701 Locust

Road, Wilmette. Studio North

Academy of the Performing

Arts presents its annual performance

of ‘The Nutcracker.

Gingerbread House Workshops

Dec. 7-11, Community Recreation

Center, 3000 Glenview

Road, Wilmette. A holiday

tradition! Cover a house with

frosting and embellish with a

giant selection of goodies. Eleven

workshop dates to fit your

schedule. Ages 3 and up. Learn

more at wilmettepark.org.

‘The Nutcracker’

Dec. 13-15, Community

Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview

Road, Wilmette. The annual

Center for the Arts production

is a popular holiday

tradition. Tickets will be available

online and in person.

Skate with Santa

1-2:45 p.m. Dec. 15, Centennial

Ice Rinks, 2300 Old

Glenview Road. Can Santa

really skate? Join Santa on the

ice and find out. Activities will

include candy cane giveaways,

snowman building, relay races

and a shoot-the-puck contest.

Nonperishable or canned food

items will be donated to the

New Trier Township Food


Holiday Skating Exhibition

3-6 p.m. Dec. 15, Centennial

Ice Rinks, 2300 Old

Glenview Road. The holiday

Skaters make their way across the ice during last year’s Holiday

Skating Exhibition at Centennial Ice.

Samantha Kirr (center), a student at Highcrest Middle School,

stars as Clara in the Studio North Academy of the Performing

Arts production of “The Nutcracker” in December 2018 at Regina

Dominican High School.

skating exhibition is a showcase

of park district skaters’

talents that gives them an opportunity

to perform for an

audience. Last year 70 skaters

were part of this special event.

Stick around Centennial after

“Skate with Santa” and get a

glimpse of the up-and-coming

stars. This program is free.

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Fill the calendar with fun in

Megan Bernard, Editor

Winnetka and Northfield

December is a lively and exciting time

— be sure to savor the good times in your

community, Winnetka and Northfield.

This season, there are plenty fun of activities

for you to participate in ranging

from Santa’s Mailbox and a visit with The

Big Guy himself to the Northfield Holiday

Festival and open skating at Clarkson Park.

To ease your holiday stress, here is a

roundup of the local holiday events so you

won’t miss out!

Santa’s Mailbox

Nov. 27-Dec. 18, Southwest Corner

of Elm and Chestnut streets, Winnetka.

Santa’s elves will sneak into Winnetka

and drop off this magical mailbox on

Nov. 27. Children can write to Santa

and drop off their letters at his specially

designated mailbox near the

Winnetka Post Office. On Dec. 18, the

elves will pack up and take it home

to the North Pole. Include names and

a return address to ensure the elves

know where to send Santa’s response.

In Northfield, residents can drop off

letters between Nov. 18-Dec. 13 at the

Community Center, 401 Wagner Road.

Turkey Day Skate

10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 28, Winnetka

Ice Arena, 490 Hibbard Road. Burn off

a few calories before Thanksgiving

dinner and enjoy a special skate day.

Admission price is $2 and skate rental

is $4.

Winnetka’s Tree Lighting and Holiday


4–6:15 p.m. Dec. 6, Dwyer Park,

541 Birch St., Winnetka. Grab free hot

chocolate and cookies while browsing

the vendors and listening to live music

and carolers. There will be a visit from

Santa and his helpers at 6 p.m. when

the tree will be lit.

Candy Cane Lane

Dec. 6-Jan. 6, Hubbard Woods Park,

939 Green Bay Road, Winnetka. Do

visions of sugar plums dance in your

head this holiday season? Use that creativity

and register your organization,

club, troop, neighborhood or family to

decorate your very own tree in Hubbard

Woods Park or Dwyer Park. Trees

will be available to decorate starting

Dec. 6. Each group is responsible for

their own decorations. No glass or

electric decorations. Decorated trees

will be taken down Jan. 6.

Breakfast With Santa

8:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 7, Winnetka

Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave.

While enjoying a scrumptious breakfast

buffet, families will meet and

greet Santa, have a complimentary

photo opportunity, create personalized

crafts and then take home a book from

Mrs. Claus’s library. Don’t miss the

fun! Register early — this event is expected

to sell out. Visit www.mycommunityhouse.org.

Santa’s Visit

10 a.m.-noon, Dec. 7, Hubbard

Woods Park, 939 Green Bay Road,

Winnetka. Why fight for a mall parking

spot when Santa will be just down

the street? Warm up with some hot

chocolate and get your picture taken

with the big guy himself. There will be

plenty of other activities like a trackless

train ride, cookie decorating and

even real reindeer.

Northfield Holiday Festival

11 a.m. Dec. 7, Northfield Community

Center, 401 Wagner Road. Make

holiday memories at the Northfield

Holiday Festival, with activities for all

generations. Games, a bounce house,

crafts, cookie decorating, letters to

Santa, holiday music and horse-drawn

wagon rides through Willow Park will

entertain the whole family.

Red Invitation Holiday Sale

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 8. Winnetka-

Northfield Chamber of Commerce invites

you to shop local merchants offering

great holiday deals in the 60093

zip code during this 40th annual event.

Look for your mailer or check out our

website for more info at winnetkanorthfieldchamberofcommerce.com.

Village President Chris Rintz turns on the switch to light the holiday tree lights in 2018.

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Greta Andreasen (left), of Winnetka, at sits

on Santa’s lap at Breakfast with Santa last

year at the Winnetka Community House.

Gingerbread House Decorating

5-6 p.m. Dec. 11, Winnetka Park

District, 540 Hibbard Road. Using a

variety of sweets and candies, children

will use their creativity and imaginations

to design and decorate a one-ofa-kind

gingerbread house. Parents are

strongly encouraged to stay and participate

to create a lasting holiday memory.

Save the clean up for us while you

enjoy some quality family time! Children

may get messy, so please dress


Winnetka Winter Express

9:13 a.m. Dec. 14 and 15, Hubbard

Woods Train Station, 1065 Gage St.

Choo, choo! Come aboard the Winnetka

Winter Express, where children

and parents will hop on a magical ride

from Hubbard Woods Train Station to

the North Pole. During the trip, each

little boy and girl will receive a copy of

“The Polar Express” that park district

staff will read along onto the magical

destination and a special treat as well.

Tickets are $25 for children and $20

for adults. Register at winpark.org.

Skate with Santa

1:40-2:55 p.m. Dec. 14, Winnetka

Ice Arena, 490 Hibbard Road. Santa

Christopher Enck (left) and his son Max

watch their homemade party popper

pop at Winnetka Library’s Noon Year’s


will pay a visit to the Winnetka Ice

Arena for the annual free Skate with

Santa. There will be sleigh rides on

ice and more at this Winnetka holiday

tradition. Admission is $2 and skate

rental is $4.

Seasonal Ice Rink

Mid-December through February,

Clarkson Park, Northfield. The ice rink

is open weather permitting. If there is a

red flag up, then it’s closed. Check for

updates at northfieldparks.org.

Holiday Sing

6 p.m. Dec. 24, Winnetka Village

Green, Maple Street between Elm and

Oak streets. Join families, friends and

neighbors for the annual Holiday Sing.

Bring your singing voices and your

own candles (or flashlights) and gather

around the Village Green to sing everyone’s

favorite holiday songs.

Christmas Day Skate

Noon-2 p.m. Dec. 25, Winnetka Ice

Arena, 490 Hibbard Road. The ice arena

will open its doors for a free Christmas

Day Skate. Burn off all those holiday

goodies and try out the new skates

while skating to holiday classics.

Glencoe’s Tom Carlson (left) and granddaughter Kayt Carlson, 6, explore the magic of Christmas at Light the Lights last year in


Holiday events to spread cheer this season in historic Glencoe

Megan Bernard, Editor

Celebrate the holidays in the Village

of Glencoe with the variety of events

throughout the winter season.

Whether you’re planning on enjoying

the bright lights in Downtown Glencoe

or the new Lightscape event at the Chicago

Botanic Garden, there’s something

for everyone between special events,

shopping and cooking classes from November

to January.

Here’s are roundup of the holiday

events by the Glencoe Chamber of Commerce,

Glencoe Park District and Chicago

Botanic Garden to ease your holiday



Nov. 22-Jan. 5, Chicago Botanic Garden,

1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe.

You’ll wander into a festive world of

wonder and light. Along a mile-long

path, the night comes alive with color,

imagination, and sound, from a playful

choir of singing trees to a spectacular

waterfall of light. At times, you’ll find

yourself in the center of it all — stepping

inside a cathedral of golden light,

walking down an avenue of luminous

linden trees, moving through colorful

ribbons of light. Visit chicagobotanic.


Snoopy Thanksgiving

10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 23, Takiff Center,

999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe.

Watch the Thanksgiving special on

the big screen, enjoy a re-creation of

Snoopy’s most unusual Thanksgiving

meal (popcorn, toast, pretzels, and

jelly beans) along with hands-on crafts

and other fun family activities. Children

must be accompanied by a parent

or guardian. Register at www.glencoeparkdistrict.com.

Light the Village Lights

4 p.m. Nov. 29, Downtown Glencoe.

Save the Date for the Village’s annual

tree lighting ceremony and evening of

festivities to welcome in the start of

the holiday season in downtown Glencoe.

Enjoy shopping specials, trackless

train rides, a visit from Santa and his

reindeer, as well as a Beer and Wine

Stroll. More details, including pre-sale

information for the Beer and Wine

Stroll, will be posted online at www.

glencoe150.org as they become available.

Small Business Saturday

Nov. 30, Downtown Glencoe. Save

your holiday shopping this year for

Small Business Saturday. Your favor

tie local merchants will offer special

throughout the day. Learn more at www.


Joyful Gingerbread

9:30-11 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 8

and 14, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000

Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. Participants

will make, bake, and decorate their own

cookie to enjoy, as well as explore all the

different plants and plant parts need to

make this traditional winter sweet treat.

This program engages the adult and

child together.

Holiday Candy Workshop

12-2:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Chicago Botanic

Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe.

Get inspired for holiday parties,

gift giving, and dessert exchanges in

this cooking class. You will make peppermint

snowballs, chocolate cherry hazelnut

bars, tipsy turtle bark, and peanut

brittle. Register at chicagobotanic.org.

Winter Express

1-4 p.m. Dec. 7, Glencoe. Experience

Friends of the Green Bay Trail (left to

right) Meredith Clement, Dorr St. Clair

and Betsy Leibson at the Winter Solstice


The Murphy sisters (left to right) Harper,

Campbell and Mallory, of Glencoe, pose

with Santa at Winter Express at the Watts


the magic of the season with a festive

trolley ride and seasonal fun! New this

year, our holiday trolley will pick Glencoe

residents up at home and bring you

to Watts Center for winter fun. Once at

Watts, we will enjoy crafts, cookie decorating,

hot chocolate and surprises with

the jolly ol’ elf himself, Santa Claus!

Children under 12 months are free. Children

must be accompanied by a paying

adult. Please keep all strollers at home.

Saturdays of the Season

Dec. 7 and 21, Downtown Glencoe.

Santa will make a return visit in the

business district Dec. 7. The New Trier

Swing Choir will troll the district from

Dec. 21. The Salvation Army Youth

Brass Band will be back at the northeast

corner of Park and Vernon during the

morning on all three Saturdays.

Winter Solstice: Light Up Green Bay Trail

5 p.m. Dec. 20, Green Bay Trail, Glencoe.

Celebrate the passing of the shortest

day of the year with a Parade of Lights on

the Trail. Decorate your family, dog, wagons,

strollers and self with lights and things

that glow. In the event of severe weather,

the parade will be canceled. Event updates

will be posted at gbtrail.org.

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Willow Creek North Shore seeks to make

global impact during holiday season

This holiday season,

Willow Creek North Shore

in Glenview invites you

to be part of a faith community

with a vision that

extends beyond Sunday

morning. Throughout December,

the church will

host gatherings designed

to serve the local community,

provide space for

families to connect, support

fair trade retailers in

developing countries, and

share the peace and hope

they find in their faith.

“We are a church that

believes that our faith

calls us to be merciful,

kind, and compassionate,

and to serve and love the

people around us,” Pastor

Amy Mikal said. “The

holiday season is the perfect

time of year for us to

serve our neighbors here

on the North Shore and to

make an impact across the


The first holiday event,

a Family Christmas Party,

will be held 9 a.m.-noon

Saturday, Dec. 7. Families

are invited to enjoy

hot chocolate, treats, music,

games, and more during

the open-house style

event. Families will also

have an opportunity to

give back to the community,

assembling gift packages

for residents at Glen

Oaks Nursing Home in


All are invited to pack

Christmas gifts for prisoners

at 9 and 11:15 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 8, during

services. Everyone in attendance

will pack a gift

for inmates who otherwise

might not receive a gift or

even a word of encouragement

during the holiday

season. Kaleb Wilcox, Associate

Pastor at Willow

Creek North Shore, said

he hopes the simple gift

brings prisoners joy this


“Jesus taught us to remember

the prisoners and

to serve those often forgotten

by society,” Wilcox

said. “We want to let

prisoners know that there’s

a church in Glenview that

remembers them and that

there is a God who loves


The church is also hosting

a fair trade market on

the morning of Sunday,

12/15 with Ten Thousand

Villages – a fair trade retailer

of artisan-crafted

items including, jewelry,

home décor, gifts, and

more. Attendees can purchase

gifts while also

supporting artisans and

entrepreneurs who are developing

a sustainable income

for themselves and

their families.

To complete their December

lineup, Willow

Creek North Shore will

host six Christmas services

focused on joy, peace,

hope, and faith. Each service

will include a time

of worship, opportunities

for prayer and reflection,

a message of hope, and a

chance to spend time together

as a community.

“In the middle of a full

and busy season, we want

to give families a space to

pause, take a breath, and

be reminded of the hope

and peace that is available

to each one of us,” Mikal

said. “No matter your faith

background, what you’ve

experienced in church in

the past, or how you’re

feeling about faith today,

there is a place here for


Christmas Services will

be held at Willow Creek

North Shore at 9 and 11:15

a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 6

p.m. Monday, Dec. 23,

and 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 24. To learn

more about Willow Creek

North Shore, go to Visit-

Willow.org. The church is

located at 2200 Shermer

Road, Glenview.

Submitted by Willow Creek

North Shore, 2200 Shermer

Raod, Glenview. Call (847)

441-6599 or visit willowcreek.org

for more information.

Coding in a Winter Wonderland

Imagine a futuristic

wonderland designed just

for kids. A world full of

endless possibilities and

adventure, where kids can

explore and experiment

with advanced, cuttingedge

technology. A place

where today’s kids invent


Introducing Codeverse,

the world’s first fully interactive

coding studio for

kids ages 6-13. The company

offers after-school,

evening, and weekend

coding classes as well

as day-off and weeklong

camps at their state-of-theart

facility in Wilmette.

Holiday day camps at


Designed for beginner

and pro coders alike,

Codeverse will host holiday

day camps at their

state-of-the-art facility

during November, December,

and January. During

camp, kids will learn how

to code, build holidaythemed

mobile apps and

games, design robot obstacle

courses, and learn

all about 3D printing and

circuitry. In addition, kids

will be able to control

cutting-edge gadgets (using

real code!) featured

at the studios, including

concert-hall lights, robots,

and TVs.

To cap it off, kids will

have the opportunity to

present and share their

coding creations with their

peers and family during

‘Share Space’, which takes

place from 2:30-3:30pm

during camp.

Holiday day camps will

take place on Nov. 25/26,

Dec. 23, and Jan. 2/3.

Camps run from 9 a.m.-

3 p.m. with complimentary

early drop off at 8

a.m. and late pick-up at 4

p.m. Healthy, allergy-safe

lunches and snacks are

included. To reserve your

child’s spot, call (844)

644-CODE or visit codeverse.com/day-off-camps/

today! Space is limited.

Submitted by Codeverse,

517 Green Bay Road, Wilmette.

Call (844) 644-2633

or visit codeverse.com for

more information.

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Glassworks is your onestop

shop for installed glass

Illinois Glassworks has remained

a respected industry leader since

its inception in 1977. One of the

largest-glass installers in North

America with history dating back

to 1872.

One of our professional sales representatives

will meet you in your

home for a free estimate to evaluate

your seven needs and guide

you through the selection process.

Being homeowners themselves,

they are very conscious of working

within a budget and will assist in

providing you with a shower enclosure

that is economical, beautiful

and on budget.

All shower enclosures are custom

made to fit any application.

From the initial consultation, to the

laser level measure appointment,

through engineering and installation,

you can feel confident that

your shower enclosure is tailor

made for your space.

From our experienced sales staff,

who are aware of current design

trends, to our courteous and talented

installation crews, who are

OSHA trained and certified, our

company goal at Illinois Glassworks

is your complete satisfaction.

Contact us at: 1814 Pickwick

Ave., Glenview, IL, Ph: (847) 729-

5580, fax (847) 729-5582, email:

sales@glassworks.net www.Glass-


Submitted by Illinois Glassworks, 11814

Pickwick, Ave., Glenview. Call (847)

729-5580 or visit glassworks.net for

more information.

How to stick to your workout schedule during the holidays

StatePoint media

There are plenty of temptations

to skip a workout during

the holiday season. Ironically,

this is the time of year you may

need the movement most.

Here’s how you can stay focused

on fitness throughout the

holly jolly season.

• Rise and Shine: Consider creating

the habit of working out

first thing in the morning. Not

only will doing so clear your

mind and set the tone for the

day, but for many, it’s the best

way to avoid excuses and ensure

the workout happens at


• Every Bit Counts: Don’t forget

that every bit of movement

counts -- even holiday shopping.

This is an especially important

lesson if you’re not a

gym lover. In fact, one of the

best ways to stay healthy is

with walking. You can even

do it during your lunch break.

With just 30 minutes of brisk

walking added to your daily

routine, you could burn about

150 more calories a day, according

to the Mayo Clinic.

• Track It: Wearable tech can

help you stay accountable to

your goals as well as motivate

you to set new ones. Check out

the latest additions to the new


lineup of watches from G-

SHOCK, which go beyond an

athletic aesthetic to offer advanced


Features include a Training Log

200 LAP Memory, Training

Timer, Target Alarm and Double

Super Illuminator LED

light to guide you through

late-night and early morning

pre-dawn workouts. Both the

men and women’s series come

equipped with Bluetooth technology

compatible through the

G-SHOCK Connected app.

Employing new technology

developed by Casio, the app

displays a graph which breaks

down daily steps taken in each

of five metabolic equivalent

(MET) levels from data based

on the step count and walking

pace, as well as displays the

exact time of day the wearer’s

calories were burned, making

it useful for interval training.

• Friends and Family: Tis the season

to spend time with friends

and family, and there’s no

reason why you can’t extend

that mentality when it comes

to your fitness routine. Maximize

workouts by combining

it with quality time -- ask your

spouse, sibling, best friend or

anyone near and dear to your

heart to join you at the gym or

on a walk.

There’s a lot to juggle during

the busy holiday season, but with

the right tools and mindset, it’s

easier to prioritize fitness.

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Holiday gatherings in your empty nest home

The North Shore is home to

a large number of long-time

resident couples approaching

the “empty nest” phase of their

lives. For them, downsizing to

one level living often means

resorting to an elevator condominium

building, which initially

seems like a great idea.

These buildings provide ease

of access, one level living and

virtually no maintenance involvement

outside of the unit


However, at holiday time,

even large condominiums are

rarely perfect for couples who

enjoy hosting family gatherings.

Rarely do these units offer

dedicated dining rooms large

enough for most families with

grandchildren; they are too

small to accommodate visiting

family members comfortably;

and, often lack quiet get-away

spaces for younger family

members to romp around in.

This means for many couples

one level living, especially

when downsizing, becomes a

big sacrifice when family entertaining

traditions are simply

too important to give up.

If you are in this group, the

good news is building is a great


Building an affordable new

empty nest single-family low

maintenance home gives you

the ability to live in a wonderful

single-family house without

sacrificing one level living, or

a yard.

In a well-designed empty

nester house, you could easily

obtain very large dining rooms,

great outdoor dining/living

spaces, ample indoor entertainment

areas and, most importantly,

places for the visiting

families to have their own private

separate bedroom and living

areas—on the second floor,

of course.

Just as important, your new

empty nest house will be built

to suit your tastes and sensibilities,

not those of a high-rise


Done right, your new custom

designed home will comfortably

accommodate the lovely

antique, art and other fine decorative

objects that took you a

lifetime to acquire.

If family gatherings during

the holidays are an important

part of your family traditions,

consider building your own

empty nest home. You will love


Submitted by Adamczyk Fine

Homes & Interiors, 809 Chicago

Ave., Evanston. Call (847) 446-

9900 or visit adamczykfinehomes.

com for more information.

















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Glenview Terrace offers post-hospital

rehabilitation for fast and safe recovery

Known as a leader in

post-hospital and orthopedic


Glenview Terrace provides

one-on-one physical,

occupational, speech

and respiratory therapies

seven days a week—all

with individualized and

effective treatment plans.

This means you can expect

a faster recovery

time, a smoother transition

back home and successful

clinical outcomes.

In fact, Glenview Terrace

has safely returned

patients back to their

homes, jobs and lives

within as little as seven to

10 days.

Family owned, Glenview

Terrace is dedicated

to the highest standards

of health care and outstanding

clinical outcomes.

This is why Glenview

Terrace has received

Medicare’s highest fivestar

quality rating. This

is also why Glenview

Terrace has earned the

prestigious Gold Seal of

Approval® Certification

for Post-Acute Care and

Accreditation for Nursing

Care from The Joint

Commission, the nation’s

leading and most respected

healthcare accrediting


What’s more, four of the

area’s leading hospitals

and healthcare groups—

NorthShore University

HealthSystem, Advocate

Auroa Health, Northwestern

Memorial Hospital

and Illinois Bone

and Joint Institute—selected

Glenview Terrace

as a preferred partner for

post-hospital care, recognizing

Glenview Terrace

as a high performer with

the best outcomes. These

partnerships mean you’ll

receive even more efficient,

coordinated care.

In its two exclusive

rehabilitation wings,

featuring cutting-edge

therapy gyms, Glenview

Terrace offers an aggressive

blend of traditional

and advanced rehabilitation

services to help patients

thoroughly recover

and improve function,

restore mobility, balance

and strength—and to help

you avoid being rehospitalized

after your surgery.

Under the direction of

board-certified physicians,

Glenview Terrace’s

unparalleled post-hospital

rehabilitation services

and 24-hour nursing care

include comprehensive:

Post-surgical, orthopedic

and joint replacement

rehabilitation; stroke rehabilitation


cardiac care program;

colorectal care program;

pulmonary care program

and wound healing program.

In an elegant setting,

Glenview Terrace offers

spacious, comfortable

rooms complete with deluxe

bathrooms with private

showers. Short-term

guests can also enjoy a

wide array of amenities,

including attentive concierge

service, morning

coffee and newspaper

delivered daily, wireless

high-speed Internet, dozens

of cable TV channels

to choose from, an executive

business center, private

dining room for celebrations

and much more.

You’ll find the area’s

most experienced and

loyal healthcare professionals

at Glenview Terrace,

including board-certified

Medical Directors

and physicians from local

hospitals to ensure continuity

of care.

Planning on having

elective orthopedic surgery?

Have Glenview

Terrace’s expert therapists

and nursing staff

show you what your

post-hospital rehabilitation

stay will look like

and answer all your questions.

This orientation

takes place on the second

Wednesday of every

month from 5:00 to 5:45


Submitted by Glenview Terrace,

1511 Greenwood Ave.,

Glenview, (847) 729-9090.

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Maze Home celebrates 10 years with special events, promotions

“We’re proud, excited

and thankful as we celebrate

our 10th anniversary

on the North Shore!”

shared Cindy Galvin,

owner of Maze Home

and longtime Winnetka

resident. “To show our

appreciation we’re giving

back to our loyal customers,

community and

colleagues with special

events and promotions

throughout the season.”

Follow Maze Home

at Facebook/mazehomestore

and Instagram @

mazehome for more details.

From classic games

and barware to handbags

and cozy throws, and inhouse


to custom foil-press notecards,

you’ll find holiday

décor and gifts for

him, her, baby and your

favorite hostess at Maze


• 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 21,

5-7 p.m. Bubbly & Bites

Trunk Show and

Shop & Share: Caprice

Decadent Jewelry

To Benefit Northwestern


Come shop Caprice

Decadent — a luxury

jewelry brand for the

modern, sophisticated

woman — and a portion

of sales will be

donated to Northwestern

Settlement House

in the Wood summer


• 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 30

Small Business Saturday

For every $50 you

spend today receive

one entry to win gift

cards for local restaurants!

While supplies

last. #shoplocal


• 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 5

Nancy Chase Holiday

Floral Workshop

A hands-on workshop

with noted North

Shore floral designer

Nancy Chase where

you’ll create a stunning

holiday arrangement

($75, limited space, reserve

at 847.441.1115

or info@mazehome.


• 4-6:15 p.m. Dec. 6

Holiday Market at

Dwyer Park

Come out to Dwyer

Park (behind the post

office) for the Winnetka

tree lighting and fun

holiday goodies for the


• 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 8

Red Invitation Sale

Save 15 percent off

all in-stock regular

price merchandise at

the annual Winnetka


• 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 9

Book Signing: Deborah


Meet Cindy’s dear

friend Deborah Royce,

actress and author of

her debut novel, Finding

Mrs. Ford.

• 4-7 p.m. Dec. 12 Bubbly

& Bites

• 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 13

Trunk Show: Jennifer

Miller Jewelry

Back by popular demand

for the fifth year

in a row Jennifer Miller

Jewelry brings a curated

collection from

jewelry designers the

world over.

Submitted by Maze Home,

735 Elm St., Winnetka. Call

(847) 441-1115 or visit mazehome.com

for more information.


at Willow Creek North Shore

Every December, wepause to reflect on ayear passed

and look forward at what’s tocome. We take inventory of

the world and the state of our own hearts, and try to make

sense ofthe chaos we often find. Christmas gives us agift

–the time and space toreframe our challenges, discover

beauty amidst the storm, and rest in the grace and peace

that only true hope can bring.

Whether you’ve been following Jesus for years or you’ve

never stepped foot inside achurch, you’re welcome at

Willow Creek North Shore this Christmas.

There’s aplace here for you.


Christmas Services

Sunday, 12/22

Sunday, 12/22

Monday, 12/23

Tuesday, 12/24

Tuesday, 12/24

Tuesday, 12/24

@ 9 am

@ 11:15 am

@ 6 pm

@ 1 pm

@ 3:30 pm

@ 6 pm

Services are held at

Willow Creek North Shore

2200 Shermer Rd.

Glenview, IL60026

To learn more about our

church and other upcoming

Christmas events, go to



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Ambiance Blinds and Shades showcases

holiday sale for a limited time in Wilmette

Rebates on select products

from Hunter Douglas available

and complimentary installation.

Greg and I are so excited to

work with the homeowners in

the North Shore. We began

our careers working in window

treatments over 20 years ago.

We have learned so much working

with various companies,

but always felt something was

missing. Greg and I decided that

we wanted the freedom to offer

more options to meet our client

needs and we remain passionate

about making a connection

and finding what works best for

your home. When we opened our

Chicago showroom in 2011, the

vendors were surprised that we

wanted to expand when other

companies were pulling back economically,

we saw a need that

we could fulfill. The products

that you put in your home are an

expression of you and we love

to get to know our clients with

a consultative process that brings

together ideas to find the blind,

shade, or custom drapery that

will be functional and beautiful.

We grew a successful business

which we expanded in March by

assuming ownership of a beautiful

showroom in downtown Wilmette.

We enhanced the brands

we offer to cover every option

based on your desired look and

budget. Window treatments protect

your privacy and can boost

energy efficiency. Our designers

help you understand all the options

available, prioritize quality

over quantity, precisely measure

and achieve correct proportions.

Check out our showroom or call

to have one of our creative designers

come to your home.

Submitted by Ambiance Blinds,

1100 Central Ave. #C, Wilmette.

Call (847) 251-5222 or visit ambiancecustomblinds.com.

Annual holiday show returns to The Mart on Dec. 5

A highly-anticipated and

much-revered holiday experience

in Chicago, the 19th Annual

One of a Kind Holiday Show

will return to The Mart, 222 W.

Merchandise Mart Plaza, Dec.

5–8. The show will offer shoppers

a one-stop shopping and

entertainment experience, the

show features work from over

600 talented artists, artisans

and makers from across North

America and beyond, as well

as gourmet cafes, live music,

a thoughtfully curated fine art

gallery and much more. Shoppers

are invited to indulge in

one of the city’s most unique

events for shopping, gourmet

goods and live entertainment.

Shoppers may browse products

spanning a variety of

media including fine art, ceramics,

mixed media, fashion,

furniture, fiber art, jewelry,

gourmet goods, pet products,

photography, accessories, bath

and body, children’s products,

holiday and home goods. Exhibiting

artists will be on-site

throughout the run of the show

to engage with attendees and

share their inspirations, as well

as offer behind-the-scenes insights

into their creative processes.

The show’s “Emerging

Market” will also return, showcasing

25 up-and-coming artists

sharing their work for the

first time.

Tickets are $12 per adult and

provide entry for all four days

of the show. Children 12 and

under are free. Special ticket

packages are also available including

Early Access Tickets

for $20 which allow guests entry

at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec.

5. A portion of all ticket sales

will benefit the Ann & Robert

H. Lurie Children’s Hospital

of Chicago. For tickets, visit



Submitted by Prime Time Marketing,

2700 Patriot Blvd., Suite 140,

Glenview. Call (312) 329-9220 or

visit ptmworks.com.

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A Body with HEART fits

everyone’s needs and wants

A Body with HEART is proud to be a

part of the North Shore and would like to

welcome the North Shore community to

our gym.

A Body with HEART is unique in that

our equipment is all inclusive and we truly

have something to fit almost everyone’s

needs and wants from a TRX system, a

personal trampoline, spin bike and even

a complete boxing system and coach. We

truly listen to our members and try to accommodate

the equipment most requested

as our current clientele ranges age from 9

to 92 years old.

Personal Training packages are available

in half-hour, 45-minute, and onehour

sessions. Our training is specifically

designed for each client based on their

needs. One of our trainers also specializes

in boxing and designs fun, energetic boxing

sessions to really increase your burn.

We also have gym memberships for our

members to work out independently. Our

year end special is only $25/month with

unlimited use of the gym and it included

towels, bottled water and even coffee if

you need a pre-workout boost. We invited

everyone to stop in and try us out for a

free week on us.

Submitted by A Body with HEART, 2724

Dundee Road, Northbrook. Call (847) 707-

3868 or visit abodywithheart.com for more




at Carillon


Thisholiday season give the gift of camp!

Come one come all to

the Carillon Square Mall!

Conveniently located at

Waukegan Road and Lake

Avenue in Glenview, it

is the perfect place to do

your holiday shopping.

Carillon Square is your

one stop shop for all of

your holiday needs. The

mall offers a wide range of

goods and services which

include jewelry, food, catering,

real estate, travel,

health & wellness, greeting

cards, gifts, bird supplies

& more. Plus, there is

ample parking steps from

every door.

Carillon Square provides

holiday shoppers a

great opportunity to support

local businesses. Enjoy

the excellent personalized

customer service

that this mall has to offer.

While shopping, explore

the many other services

at Carillon Square. Then,

take a break and grab a

bite to eat at one of the delicious

restaurants or at the

gourmet food store.

Your shopping experience

at Carillon Square

will be sure to put you in

the holiday spirit!

Submitted by Carillon Square

Mall, 1458 Waukegan Road,

Glenview. Call (847) 998-

6630 for more information.

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Books make great gifts this holiday season

StatePoint media



strives to

serve total



International Bank of Chicago’s

primary objective is

to be a contributing member

of the diverse communities

we serve including Wilmette,

Uptown, Des Plaines,

Chinatown, Stone Park, and

Port Jervis, N.Y., along with

their neighboring communities.

With more than 25 years

of dedicated community

banking, the bank’s goal is to

provide consumer, commercial

and retail products that

meet the needs of all ethnic

backgrounds. Through the

hard work of its varied staff

of officers and employees,

International Bank of Chicago

strives to provide services

in related languages in

a friendly, efficient and personal


Submitted by International

Bank of Chicago, 1210 Central

Ave., Wilmette, Ill., 60091. For

more information, visit inbk.

com or call (847) 920-1400.

For young and old alike,

books make great holiday gifts.

To wow your favorite readers

this season, consider the following

titles, which will allow them

to become armchair explorers,

travel back in time, or even take

an inner journey to learn more

about themselves.

• Send your loved one on a global

journey that explores the innovations

and ingenuity of the

world’s most iconic structures

with “Man-Made Wonders of

the World.” Featuring breathtaking

images, this celebration

of the world that humans have

built over thousands of years

features the history, architecture

and stories behind the

Golden Gate Bridge, the Great

Wall of China, the Great Pyramid

of Giza and more.

• From orchids to opals and lichens

to lizards, “Wonders of

Nature” profiles 100 animals,

plants, rocks, minerals and

microorganisms. Vivid photography,

illustrations and storybook

descriptions let readers

of all ages discover their

myths, legends and facts.

• Jetsetters will get a lot out of

“Where to go When: Unforgettable

Trips for Every

Month,” the ultimate vacation

planner, showcasing the most

amazing places in the world

and the best time of year to

see them. Combining narrative

with photography, the

book brings to life over 100

destinations across the globe

-- including Costa Rica’s rainforests,

the clouds in Nepal,

Croatia’s cypress-clad islands

and the saw-toothed crags of

Canada’s Rocky Mountains.

• Steeped in the wisdom of the

Vedas, “A Yogic Path Oracle

Deck” by Sahara Rose, is a

tool to access one’s yogic intuition.

Each card represents

aspects of the self, symbolized

by sacred figures and concepts

that are integral to yoga and

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ethereal artwork by Danielle

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deeper understanding of self.

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as suggestions for working

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• Great explorers have one thing

in common: a desire to leap

into the unknown, no matter

how dangerous that might

be. In “Explorers,” an exciting

non-fiction storybook for

children, readers venture into

steaming jungles in search of

lost temples, fight off frostbite

in the Arctic and blast off into

space as they meet famous

explorers. From Ferdinand

Magellan’s first circumnavigation

of the world to Barbara

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Hillary’s treks to the North

and South poles while in her

seventies, this book documents

the trials of those who

rewrote our understanding of

the world. Cross-sections reveal

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Spanish galleons, lost cities

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Footwear, outerwear and clothing

featured at Forest Bootery in Lake Forest

One of today’s oldest footwear

dynasties in the nation began at

the Forest Bootery in Lake Forest

Market Square and is celebrating

its 70th year. Second generation

owners, “the Girls,” Cristina

and Cara Garrison grew up in the

fashion footwear industry learning

at an early age from their parents.

After graduating college the

pair came home and found their

father was planning on selling

the store. Not wanting to let their

heritage go in 1996 they became

the fourth owners of the Forest

Bootery that was established in


“I remember going to New

York with our father when I was

around 13,” Cara Garrison said,

“and meeting some of the great

designers like Ralph Lauren,

Joan & David Helpern and I remember

Sam & Libby Edelman

when they were first launching

their line in the 1980s. We would

help pick out styles that we liked

and my dad would listen to us for

teen direction.” That was what it

was like for the girls growing

up in a family business. Cristina

remembers “when the store

had parties we had to be there to

serve refreshments.” Historically

every downtown across America

had a store that sold family

shoes and leather goods called a

“Bootery.” Fast forward, today,

the Forest Bootery’s assortment

is much more than just shoes for

the family. When the legendary

outerwear store, the Outdoorsman,

closed its doors they

acquired the brand The North

Face, in the past few years they

started carrying women’s ready

to wear. “It’s about having what

our customers need so they don’t

have to shop somewhere other

than their home downtown” says

Cristina “we are a local landmark

and a leader. We put in

clothing because the tenant mix

in the Square was missing this,

well, and it’s super fun to buy.”

What’s going to happen with

the Forest Bootery? Cara says

“We are just not sure with closed

store fronts on Market Square

and online footwear sales climbing,

it’s true, our Lake Forest location

has been struggling. Consumers

have evolved and don’t

always shop local before clicking

online, it’s just too easy. Its

hurting retail and I worry gone

will be the days of going out

shopping. Shop less in stores and

then stores will have to carry less

and so goes the cycle. We plan

on continuing our search of finding

that special niche online to

help preserve our brick and mortar

footprint.” The “Bootery” is

rich in heritage and its flagship

location is located in Historic

Market Square Lake Forest Illinois.

They have been serving the

communities of Lake Forest and

Lake Bluff for 70 years.

Submitted by Forest Bootery, 284

Market Square, Lake Forest. Call

(847) 234-0201 or visit forest-market.myshopify

for information.

Holiday Cheers!

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Wine, Beer & Spirits / Free delivery and glassware

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Local mom celebrates one year

as spa owner with amazing holiday gifts

After years of working

long hours while raising

young kids, Northbrook

resident Leslie Lee decided

she was ready for

a change. It was time for

more work life balance

and less stress. Well, what

could be less stressful than

a spa! She loved the idea of

providing a relaxing experience

as well as an affordable

way for people to take

better care of themselves.

So, she dove head first into

entrepreneurship, opening

Hand & Stone Massage

and Facial Spa in Northbrook

last December. It

hasn’t always been stress

free but the support of the

community and friends in

the area has made all the

difference. And to celebrate

the first year in business,

Hand & Stone is offering

a huge Buy One Get

One sale on gift cards this

Black Friday weekend!

After all, a growing trend

in holiday gift giving is

to create an “experience”

as a gift instead of giving

“stuff.” As we all strive to

reduce our physical footprint,

the well-intentioned

“stuff” we give others over

the holidays quickly adds

to the post-holiday clutter.

According to studies collected

by Joshua Becker,

THE expert on minimalism

and author of several

books on the topic:

The AVERAGE family

gives or throws away over

200 pounds of clothes per


54 percent of adults in

the US report being overwhelmed

with clutter and

78 percent have no idea

how to overcome it!

But “stuff” makes our

gift recipients happy,

right? Wrong.

Beyond reducing clutter,

giving experiences is

also good for the recipient.

According to research

reported in the Journal of

Psychological Science by

Thomas Gilovich of Cornell

University, experiences

provide more lasting

happiness than material

possessions. He speculates

that, “This is because we

adapt to physical things, so

even the nicest car or newest

phone becomes commonplace

after enough

time, while memories tend

to get fonder over time.”

So, this holiday season,

consider an experience gift

for everyone on your list

like a gift card from Hand

& Stone Massage and Facial

Spa in Northbrook.

Let your loved ones enjoy

a day of pampering. It’s

healthy and feels great.

This Black Friday weekend,

buy one gift card and

get one free! Avoid the long

lines and traffic by pre-ordering

your gift cards today.

For details, visit www.


com, call the spa at (847)

534-8201 or stop by.

Submitted by Hand &

Stone Massage and Facial

Spa, 3750 Willow Road,

Suite B, Northbrook. Call

(847) 534-8201 or visit


com for more information.

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22nd century media | November 21, 2019 | 33

Season’s festivities heating up at The Glen Town Center

It may be cold outside, but the

festive fashion, food, film and

fun is heating up at The Glen


Located in the historic Glenview

Naval Air Station, The

Glen Town Center’s streetscape

sets the perfect scene for visitors

of all ages and interests to enjoy

the region’s premier one-stop

destination to shop, dine and

play. For added convenience,

The Glen Town Center also offers

free valet parking stands

throughout the center seven days

per week.

Shop local for gifts galore, decor

and more

The Glen Town Center’s

unique blend of quality merchants

was designed and tailored

to provide the Glenview

community with an unparalleled

boutique shopping, dining and

entertainment experience.

While The Glen Town Center

boasts prime national retailers

including Von Maur and Dick’s

Sporting Goods, its robust tenant

mix reflects the center’s community

focus by including many local

and specialty retailers.

By shopping at The Glen

Town Center for the season’s

hottest gifts, fashion, decor and

more, you’re able to make a direct

connection with retailers, receiving

personal attention while

supporting local businesses and

your neighbors who own and

operate them. Shopping locally

also provides the added comfort

and immediate satisfaction of selecting

quality gifts that you’ve

been able to see and feel without

the worries possible shipping delays

or errors.

Bank O G

Winter Fun-derland

The Glen Town Center offers

endless winter weather entertainment

opportunities. Guests of all

ages can enjoy movies and meals

at Arclight Cinemas, heat things

up at Flavor Pot Cooking School,

paint handmade gifts at Pinot’s

Palette or Color Me Mine, and

enjoy imaginative indoor play at


The Glen Town Center also

provides a packed calendar of

free family events, including visits

with Santa and live reindeer,

crafts, puppet shows and more.

Eat, drink and be merry

‘Tis the season to celebrate.

Gather your nearest and dearest

for a festive feast at one of The

Glen Town Center’s 15-plus dining


Featuring menus from around

the world plus sweet treats,

happy hour specials, breakfast,

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drink and be merry.

Planning a party? Don’t spend

hours in the kitchen cooking holiday

meals this holiday season.

Spare yourself the stress (and

the mess) by taking advantage of

The Glen Town Center’s many

catering and carry-out opportunities.

Resolve to relax and refresh

From party prep to winter

wellness, The Glen Town Center

will have you looking and feeling

your best this holiday season

with its luxe lineup of salons and


Follow the festive fashion, food,

film and fun

For the latest updates on The

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sales and more, visit www.


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Center. For more information, call

(847) 724-2025.

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Unique holiday gift

ideas for the sports

fans in your life

StatePoint media

Holiday shopping for a

sports enthusiast or two?

If you’ve gifted some of

the standard items in the

past -- t-shirts, jerseys,

hoodies -- you may be

looking for some clever

new ways to show your


Check out these fun

ideas for brightening the

season of your favorite

sports fans.

Team Colors that Suit You

Want to go way above

and beyond when outfitting

hockey fans with

cool apparel? Thanks to

a Men’s Wearhouse and

Jos. A. Bank partnership

with the National Hockey

League, there’s now a

brand-new outlet to express

support for your

favorite NHL team while

looking professional and


Hockey fans and the

gift-givers who love them

can customize suits, sport

coats and vests by selecting

their preferred fabric,

fit and new digitally

printed linings featuring

their favorite NHL team

logo. Available at Men’s

Wearhouse and Jos. A.

Bank stores nationwide,

looking your best while

supporting your favorite

team this season has never

been so easy.

Stub Log

Help nostalgic fans

preserve valued memorabilia

with a ticket stub

diary. This gift will allow

them to migrate the

growing, disorganized

pile of ticket stubs in the

desk drawer to a log designed

for this purpose,

as well as give them an

opportunity to share a

few thoughts about each

game they attend.

A Good Catch

Whether shooting

hoops or organizing a

game of two-hand touch,

now your favorite athletes

can play their favorite

games with a customized

ball designed by you.

Brands like PhotoBall

allow gift-givers to upload

photos and logos to

its site, that the company

then prints on the sports

ball of their choice.

This holiday season,

check out the latest and

greatest gift ideas that

will give the sports fans

in your life a new way to

show off their love of the


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6 chef-approved suggestions for a merry holiday season

StatePoint media

Heading into the holidays can

be both exciting and terrifying.

Part of the stress factor comes

from food and drink -- specifically,

what to serve guests,

bring to parties and how to stay

healthy and centered through the

thick of it.

To help take the worry out of

the season, Mark Estee, a nationally

recognized chef, is offering

helpful suggestions.

1. Heat. Chips and salsa, a staple

at many gatherings, don’t

have to be boring. Swap out

run-of-the-mill salsa with

something fresher and more

delicious. Estee’s brand of

choice is Killer Salsa, a delicious,

small-batch salsa made

in Nevada for over 20 years.

Flavors include Original, Salsa

Verde, Hot and Garlic, all

of which are made with simple,

clean ingredients that will

add some kick in your crunch.

To add wintertime flair, pour

the salsa over goat cheese or

cream cheese and warm it in

the oven.

2. Simple Bites. Whether you’re

party-hopping and need something

to contribute or you just

want to rock the appetizer

spread, keep things simple.

Grab a local baguette and pick

up Liberty Artisan Meats’ new

‘Nduja salami, a particularly

spicy, Calabrian chili salami

that goes great on crusty,

fresh bread or as a pizza topping.

Unlike typical salami,

it’s high-fat content and finer

grind make it spreadable.

3. Drink. The best way to roll

into a party is with a premade

cocktail in tow. This is because

barrel-aged cocktails can taste

better than many of those that

are freshly-made, due to the

texture added throughout the

aging process. Bring a premium,

barrel-aged​​Doc Pepe’s

Lab​cocktail to that holiday

party. The classic, yet craftily

curated cocktails are made in

small batches with ingredients

from scratch. The only ingredient

you’ll need to add is ice.

4. Toasts. When life gives you

lemons -- or the end of the

party -- say cheers with Pèpe-

Cello. For those end-of-night

toasts, enjoy this crisp, tart allnatural

limoncello liqueur by

itself or add a splash to your

favorite prosecco to make an

irresistible spritz. Hand-crafted

in small batches in Sorrento,

Italy, the family recipe

is made with only certified,

organic Sorrento lemons.

5. The Next Day. Thinking of

how to get up and do it again?

Thinking of getting up and

heading to the gym or work?

Be sure you’re prepped for the

party’s aftermath. While a cup

of coffee will get your eyes

open, after a particularly festive

holiday gathering, you might

want an extra boost. A new

line of beverages called Drink

Nutrient work with our body’s

natural structure for increased

absorption and efficacy of nutrients,

and are a good way to

rehydrate, enhance health and

defend against winter bugs.

6. Warm Up. You can also recuperate,

or help others to, with

tea. Just in time for cooler

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Wilmette’s La Colonna boutique merges with Giggles and Giraffes

For decades, Giggles and

Giraffes and La Colonna were

two stores under separate roofs.

Recently, these two stores have

come together into a shared

space under the same roof in the

Plaza Del Lago shopping center.

Both continue to offer a great

selection of clothing and accessories

that they have become

known for.

“There is something in these

two stores for everyone,” said

Denise Helms, owner of La Colonna

and Giggles and Giraffes.

“Whether it’s finding the right

gift on Giggles and Giraffes

side or finding a new piece to

update your wardrobe on the La

Colonna side, shoppers will find

just what they need this holiday


Which trends and gift ideas

are popular this holiday season?


The styles at La Colonna and

Giggles and Giraffes are updated

regularly to ensure everything is

contemporary and stylish. The

team at La Colonna and Giggles

and Giraffes has assembled a

festive assortment of offerings

this holiday season.

The favorites at Giggles And


-Fun fur, coats and vests,for

girls ages toddler to 12 years of


-A 15-foot glow-in-dark race

track with a rechargeable race

car offers nonstop entertainment

for the children.

-Bath babies with removable

towels brings bathtime GIG-


-Personalized winter name

hats for newborns to six years of

age are a favorite among regulars.

-Brand names like Polo Ralph

Lauren and Mayoral are always

great for dressing up this holiday


Best of the best at La Colonna

- Jackets, jeans, sweaters and

pants from brand names: Elliott

Lauren, Gretchen Scott, Michael

Stars, Lilla P, Pure Amici and

Charlie B come in a variety of

colors,patterns and sizes.

- Trendy jewelry, scarves,

gloves and furry vests complement

the overall style and help

to complete your look.

- Plaid and animal prints are

popular this season.

At both stores, your friendly

sales team can personalize your

shopping experience.

As an added touch, gift wrapping

is always free and makes

shopping easy for family and


“Giggles and Giraffes and La

Colonna offer a relaxing environment

with clothing, accessories

and items that we believe

are timeless and fun. We hope to

provide the best possible shopping

experience,” Helms said.

“We hope to see you in the

stores this holiday season!”

Join us at Plaza del Lago’s

Holiday party, 5-8 p.m. Thursday,

Dec. 5. It’s great to find two

unique boutiques under one roof!

Submitted by Giggles and Giraffes

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6665 or visit gigglesgiraffes.com

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as well as tracks long

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6 tips to celebrate within your means this holiday season

StatePoint media

For many families, the

holiday season is the most

expensive time of year.

Americans spent over

$707 billion dollars during

the 2018 holidays, according

to the National Retail

Federation, and it would

be no surprise for spending

to increase in 2019.

“It is important to ensure

you are spending

wisely and not turning the

new year into a time of

new debt,” says Michael

McAuliffe, president of

Family Credit Management,

a non-profit creditcounseling


To spend sensibly and

with good cheer this season,

consider these tips

from McAuliffe and the

experts at Family Credit


• Set a budget: While you

should be following a

budget throughout the

year, it’s important to

have a holiday-specific

budget too. Figure out

how much you are able

to spend on each person’s

gift and stick to

it. This will help you

consider those big-ticket

items more seriously

and make it possible for

you to stay on track.

• Decorate wisely: With a

tight budget, consider

using last year’s decorations

or making homemade

decorations, as a

fun, money-saving project

to do with the whole

family. While there’s no

real need to buy new,

expensive decorations

every year, if you are so

inclined, don’t forget to

include that in your holiday


• Think about shipping:

Online deals might look

great, and many times

they are. Other times,

they’re not really deals

at all because of shipping

costs. If you are going

to shop online, make

sure to keep an eye out

for free shipping days

offered by many retailers

and to factor in shipping,

when necessary,

into your overall spending


• Don’t shop because

you’re “supposed” to:

Just because it’s Black

Friday or Cyber Monday,

doesn’t mean you

have to shop. While

there are some good

deals offered during

these events, just as frequently,

the deals are not

super special once you

look at the normal price

and product reviews.

Unfortunately, marketing

teams are great at

knowing how to access

wallets through product

placement and signage,

and shopping during

these times will increase

impulse spending and

make it much harder to

stick to a holiday budget.

• Use apps to price check:

Technology is great!

There are many apps

out there to price-check

items while you’re shopping,

so you can make

sure you are getting the

best deal. Some retail

stores will even adjust

the price in-store when

you have found a better

deal online.

• Leave the credit cards at

home: Put your holiday

budget on a pre-paid

debit card or gift card

that you can use anywhere.

Going shopping

with only that card will

help ensure that you

don’t spend more than

your budgeted amount.

Not only will it help you

stay within budget, but it

will also help your purchase

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Give the gift ofPIZZA with NORTHSHORE Pizza

Company's Gift Cards



Coupon Code: 22685

When you buy any large or extra large pizza

OR any order over $20



EXPIRES 1/1/20

*Must mention coupon when placing

order. Must surrender coupon at time of

purchase. Coupon may only be used one

time. Not valid with any other offers.



Coupon Code: 22424

When you buy any TWO large or extra large

pizzas OR any order over $30



EXPIRES 1/1/20

*Must mention coupon when placing

order. Must surrender coupon at time of

purchase. Coupon may only be used one

time. Not valid with any other offers.

*gift cards are valid only at the NORTHSHORE Pizza Company's

location where purchased, and can not be used elsewhere

300 Happ Rd, Northfield 847 446-4444

Delivery to Northfield, Glencoe, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Wilmette

and Northbrook (east of Waukegan Rd.)

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