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Wilmette approves pilot program for hybrid police cars, Page 4

The Village of Wilmette will be one of the first communities in the United States to have

hybrid police squad cars. Photo courtesy of Ford Motors/Village of Wilmette

Brand new digs

Body Science PFT moves next

door, Page 8







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Furniture event

4-8 p.m. Jan. 23, John

Plunkett Interiors, Plaza

del Lago, 1600 10th St.,

Wilmette. This event will

introduce Chicagoland’s

newest Ralph Lauren Furniture

Gallery. Stroll the

showroom and enjoy wine,

appetizers and very special

pricing. RSVP to office@



Chinese New Year

5-8 p.m. Jan. 25, Baker

Demonstration School,

201 Sheridan Road, Wilmette.

Celebrate the Chinese

New Year with the

Chicago North Shore Chinese

Center. Understand

how Chinese people celebrate

the new year; how

dumplings are made; what

Chinese food culture is

like; help establish good

relationships between

neighbors; and participants

will enjoy authentic

Chinese food. Event is

$5 if you sign-up online

and $10 at the door. Children

are free. In addition,

bring a dish or two big

enough for your family to

consume and share with

others. Register at https://


A Kosher Battle of the


7:30-10:30 p.m. Jan.

25, Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah

Congregation, 3220

Big Tree Lane, Wilmette.

Come for a night of food

and fun as three of Chicago’s

top kosher chefs

compete live to cook a creative

dish out of a mystery

basket of eclectic ingredients.

Ricky Bielak, owner/

chef Tacos Gingi; Bryan

Gryka, executive chef/

general manager of Milt’s

BBQ for the Perplexed and

Carlos Resendiz, executive

chef at Shallots Bistro.

Sample delicious hors

d’oeuvres, desserts and

drinks from these popular

establishments. Tickets:

$95 through Jan. 21. Call

(847) 256-1213.


Chicago 1919 lecture

2-3:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Wilmette

Historical Museum,

609 Ridge Road, Wilmette.

The Wilmette Historical

Museum will hold its annual

meeting and lecture.

The Chicago Race Riots

of 2019 were the most violent

in the city’s history.

Join D. Bradford Hunt,

Chicago historian and vice

president for research and

academic programs at the

Newberry Library, leads

the conversation. All welcome.

Seating is limited

and advance tickets are

recommended. Call (847)

853-7666 or email museum@wilmette.com


reserve your place.

Bowl-A-Thon for Warming


3-5 p.m. Jan. 26, Wilmette

Bowling Center,

1903 Schiller Ave., Wilmette.

Join the Wilmette

Chamber for an afternoon

of bowling in celebration

of the Warming

House Youth Center’s 49

years of service to community

teens. All guests

bowl free and are asked

to make a tax-deductible

contribution to the Warming

House. Donations can

be made online at www.

warminghouse.org or sent

to 1189 Wilmette Ave.,

PMB 152, Wilmette, IL

60091. Pizza, snakcs

and dessert are provided.

Famiies, friends and children

of all ages welcome.


Wilmette BSA Troop 5

Open House

7:30-8:45 p.m. Jan. 27,

First Presbyterian Church

of Wilmette, 600 9th St.,

Wilmette. Troop 5 invites

boys and girls in Grades

5—8 (and their parents) to

its annual open house.

There will be outdoor

activities, so dress for

the weather. Bring your

friends too! RSVP (encouraged

but not required)

to: Info.T5C5@troopmaster.email


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7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 29,

Wilmette Public Library,

1242 Wilmette Ave. This

presentation is part of the

library’s Health and Wellness



Chamber installation


5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 30,

Wilmette Golf Club, 3900

Fairway Drive, Wilmette.

The annual event installs

the chamber’s board of

directors. It also features a

state of the village address

by Wilmette Village President

Bob Bielinksi and Kenilworth

Village President

Ann Potter. Lad & Lassie

will also be celebrated.

Tickets are $20 (cash bar).

Make your reservation at


D39 Trivia Night

6-10:30 p.m. Feb. 1, St.

Joseph School, 1740 Lake

Ave., Wilmette.

Don’t miss your chance

to eat, drink, and think at

the District 39 Educational

Foundation’s 8th Annual

Trivia Night! Tables go on

sale Thursday, Jan. 9 at 10

a.m. at www.d39foundation.org.

For this adults-only

event, each 10-person table

costs $650 each. Last

year, tables sold out in


Celebrate Israel

8 p.m. Feb. 8, Beth Hillel

Bnai Emunah Congregation,

3220 Big Tree

Lane, Wilmette. Celebrating

Israel through 70 Years

of Jewish song.

An a cappella retrospectacle

with “LISTEN/UP!”

— a sing-a-long history

lesson for all ages. Tickets:

$36 in advance/$42 at

the door. Call: (847)-256-


New Trier JazzFest 2020

7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Gaffney

Auditorium, 385 Winnetka

Ave., Winnetka. The

evening concert this year

will feature the New Trier

High School Jazz Ensemble

along with The DIVA

Jazz Orchestra, an ensemble

of 15 talented and

versatile musicians who

happen to be women.

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their home base, DIVA

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Intentional Parenting with

Peace and Presence

7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 27,

Rose Hall Montessori

School, 1140 Wilmette

Ave., Wilmette.

Special presentation by

Beth Miller certified Parenting

Coach and Sherri

Simpson, certified Reike



National Charity League

member drive

The Wilmette Chapter

of National Charity

League, Inc. is

holding its annual membership

drive for current

sixth-grade girls and their

moms. The membership

drive runs through

Jan. 31 and is open to those

who live or attend school

in Wilmette or Kenilworth.

Come learn more about

this amazing organization

at our Moms-only meeting!

Online applications will be

sent to those in attendance

following the information

meetings: 7-8 p.m. Thursday,

Jan. 23, at Wilmette

Wine Cellar, RSVP: http://


4:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday,

Jan. 26, at Wilmette Wine

Cellar, RSVP: http://evite.


For more, contact membershipwilmette@nclonline.org.

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Wilmette Park Board

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 9 days ago

2020 approved budget

includes $1M surplus

Todd Marver

Freelance Reporter

At the Wilmette Park

Board’s first meeting of the

new year on Monday, Jan.

13, the board approved the

2020 budget and appropriations


The fiscal year 2020

budget totals approximately

$27.5 million in

total operating revenue

and other proceeds, while

operating expenditures

and other expenses are approximately

$26.5 million.

A surplus from operations

of $7.9 million is budgeted

and will be offset by capital

expenditures of $3.9

million and debt service

of $3 million, resulting in

a bottom line surplus of

$1 million. The total appropriated

funds for fiscal

year 2020 is $29.599 million.

Executive Director

Steve Wilson explained

the difference between the

budget and appropriations.

“We set a budget, which

is the internal staff guidelines

of what we’re trying

to generate in revenue and

where we want to target

our spending,” he said.

“The appropriations ordinance

is what sets our actual

legal spending limit.

The appropriations is similar

to budget, but usually

gives a little more wiggle

room because sometimes

things happen throughout

the year.”

The $27.5 million in revenues

includes $8.457 million

in general real estate

tax revenues, $150,000

in personal property replacement

tax revenue,

$15.9 million in program

user fees revenue, $2.277

million in rental revenue,

$230,216 in retail sales,

$130,000 in interest revenue

and $345,333 in miscellaneous


The $26.5 million in

expenses includes $4.358

million from the corporate

fund, $12.653 million

from the recreation fund,

$393,186 from the liability

insurance fund, $775,953

from the social security

fund, $830,000 from the

IMRF fund, $27,180 from

the audit fund, $54,260

from the security fund,

$790,470 from the special

recreation fund, $3.7

million from the capital

projects fund and $2.953

million from the bond and

interest fund.

The $29.599 million

in appropriated funds includes

$4.794 million

from the corporate fund,

$13.9 million from the

recreation fund, $432,505

from the liability insurance

fund, $835,548 from

the social security fund,

$913,000 from the IMRF

fund, $29,898 from the audit

fund, $59,686 from the

security fund, $869,517

from the special recreation

fund, $4.478 million in the

capital projects fund and

$3.2 million in the bond

and interest fund. The cash

on hand and short term investments

at the beginning

of the fiscal year totals

$5.8 million and the estimated

cash and short term

investments expected to be

on hand at the end of the

fiscal year totals $6.8 million.

“We are very comfortable

and confident of moving

forward with this budget,”

board president Amy

Wolfe said.

The adoption of the

ordinance culminated a

months-long process. The

board had a committee of

the whole meeting on Nov.

13 for a review of capital

projects. On Dec. 4, there

was another committee of

the whole meeting for the

fiscal year 2020 budget

workshop. The ordinance

has been available to the

public at the district’s administrative

office since

early December. Prior to

adoption of the ordinance,

the board conducted a public

hearing as required by

law, though no one from

the public spoke.

“This is something that

we do every year,” Wolfe

said. “We go through our

budget that we think we’re

going to be spending. We

look at all of our capital

expenditures for the year

and create a budget, which

has been out in the public

now for several months

and we’ve had many discussions

and meetings on


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Wilmette Board touts ROI for

purchase of new police vehicles


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took the first

step toward

the police


operating a Kurzman

greener fleet

of vehicles at its Tuesday,

Jan. 14 meeting.

The board approved

a contract in the amount

not to exceed $341,894

with Currie Motors Fleet

of Frankfort to purchase

five Ford pick-up trucks,

four police utility interceptors

(hybrid) and one Ford

small dump truck chassis.

“We are approving a

pilot program for the Wilmette

Police Department

to purchase four hybrid

vehicles as part of its fleet

of 10 marked squad cars,”

Trustee Joel Kurzman said.

“This is gratifying on several


Wilmette will be one of

the first communities in the

United States to have hybrid

police squad cars, according

to Assistant Village

Manager Michael Braiman.

“We’re excited to be able

to be on the forefront of

purchasing hybrid police

squad cars,” he said. “This

is the first year that such

cars will be manufactured

so we’ll be one of the first

police departments across

the country using hybrid

squad cars, which is exciting.”

One of the reasons that

the board approved the contract

is because the return

on investment for the four

hybrid vehicles it opted to

purchase was adequate to

move forward.

“Sometimes the return on investment

does not warrant the

additional expense. Tonight,

the win is that the ROI on the

four police squad cars has been

deemed sufficient that we are

choosing the green fleet option.

I hope and expect we will be

reporting many more such wins

in the future,”

Joel Kurzman — Wilmette Village Board

trustee on a new contract with Currie Motors

Fleet of Frankfort.

“Sometimes the return

on investment does not

warrant the additional expense,”

Kurzman said.

“Tonight the win is that

the ROI on the four police

squad cars has been

deemed sufficient that we

are choosing the green fleet

option. I hope and expect

we will be reporting many

more such wins in the future.”

Braiman explained that

the reasoning for purchasing

these four hybrid vehicles

is that the ROI is

shorter than the estimated

useful life of the vehicle.

“Our police squad cars

have a four year estimated

life,” he said. “The return

on investment is about a

year and a half. For our

medium and heavy duty

vehicles in our fleets, the

ROI was 70-100 years, so

that just doesn’t make fiscal


In addition to the return

on investment being too

high for the Villages to consider

hybrid for some vehicles,

hybrid also simply

isn’t an option for some of

the vehicles in the Village’s

fleet due to the nature of


“I’ve come to learn there

are not yet green fleet options

available for all the

various and often very specialized

vehicles deployed

across our Village,” Kurzman


Sixty percent of the Village’s

fleet of vehicles is

considered medium or

heavy duty and Braiman

explained that hybrid is not

yet available for them.

“Those just haven’t gotten

to the point where technology

has advanced far

enough that those are in

some type of green form

that works for our type of

operations,” he said.

Resident April Cesaretti

spoke during public comment

about the Optima

proposal currently being

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From Jan 15

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 8 days ago

Police: Robbery suspect flees

Bank of America in Wilmette

Eric DeGrechie, Editor


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The Wilmette Police

Department is seeking the

public’s help identifying

an alleged bank robbery


According to police, at

approximately 9:28 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, the

offender entered Bank of

America, 171 Green Bay

Road, Wilmette. He allegedly

demanded money and

jumped the front counter,

removed approximately

$500 in currency from the

drawer and fled the bank

on foot.

No weapon was implied

or displayed.

Police Reports

Wilmette Police are seeking help identifying a suspect

in a bank robbery Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Bank of

America, 171 Green Bay Road, Wilmette. Photo

courtesy of Wilmette Police DepartmenT

The offender is described

as a black male,

between 5-foot-8 inches

and 5-foot-10, with thin

build, in his 20s and was

wearing a blue winter coat

with a fur-lined hood.

Anyone having information

regarding the bank

robbery or of the offender

asked to contact the Wilmette

Police Department

at (847) 256-1200 or the

Chicago Federal Bureau

of Investigation office at

(312) 421-6700.

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Drunken driver leaves scene

of two accidents in Wilmette

Marcus Winchester, 30,

of St. Niles, Minnesota,

was arrested for allegedly

driving under the influence,

among other charges,

following a traffic stop

at approximately 7:18

p.m. Jan. 17 at Sheridan

Road and Forest Avenue.

Wilmette police responded

to the report of a possible

intoxicated driver

who had been involved

in two traffic crashes. Police

located the offender

and initiated a traffic stop.

The driver, Winchester,

failed field sobriety tests

and was arrested for DUI.

Further testing revealed a

blood alcohol content level

of .218. Winchester was

charged with DUI, illegal

transportation of alcohol

and leaving the scene

of two accidents. He was

released on a $3,000 I



Jan. 20

• A resident in the 1200

block of Elmwood Avenue

reported to police that between

Jan. 18-19 an unknown

offender(s) stole

his cellular phone from his

unlocked vehicle.

Jan. 19

• A resident in the 200

block of Ridge Road told

police that between Jan.

7-15 a package containing

shoes was stolen from a

common area.

Jan. 18

• An unknown offender

contacted the elderly victim

by phone Jan. 16 and

told them that their computer

had been compromised.

The victim was advised

to purchase and send

the offender two $500 Best

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Wilmette fitness center makes move to Kenilworth

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

Businesses come and

business go but those that

stand the test of time often

do so because the owners

pour their heart and soul

into what they do.

For Glenview’s Tony

and Shai Duncan, owners

of Body Science PFT, this

sentiment certainly rings

true. Along with giving the

gift of wellness to locals

for the past 15 years, they

have connected with their

clients in a way that has

led to a continued growth,

prosperity and most importantly,

loyal clients

who have become extended


The most recent good

news to share is that after

renting space on Ridge

Road in Wilmette for most

of their time in business,

the Duncans have now

relocated to 642 Green

Bay Road in Kenilworth

— property they now officially

own. This new beginning

means that when

it comes to improving the

mind, body and spirit of

all those who walk in the

door, the sky is the limit.

The new space is bright

and airy, boasting an impressive

7,000-square feet

to meet their client’s needs.

There are showers, changing

rooms, private space

for massage and physical

therapy too. At Body

Science, when it comes

to fitness, the focus is on

strength, cardio and core,

all made possible by an

array of offerings. There

is personal training, open

group classes, small group

training, stretch therapy

and so much more.

Trainers keep it fun,

fresh and effective by

experimenting with programming.

In fact, they’ve

The staff at Body Science PFT, which recently moved to

642 Green Bay Road in Kenilworth, enjoy the new digs.

Photos submitted

Owners Tony and Shai Duncan.

just begun offering small

group spin, and hybrid

classes that combine rowing,

spin and treadmill

work, allowing workout

diversity within one class.

One of Body Science’s

most popular class is Shai

Duncan’s unique Body

Blast Reformer Class that

hits on every key, foundational

muscle without

any jarring impact. Shai

Duncan explained that it’s

all about offering the right

mix to meet every client’s


“We want everyone to

feel right at home and this

new space really allows us

to do so. The downstairs

area is a perfect place for

personal and small group

training, especially for

those clients who prefer a

little more privacy while

working out,” Shai Duncan

said. “This is very important

because it can be

very intimidating to walk

through the doors of a

gym. The variety of classes

we offer means everyone

can find what they are

looking for. Helping our

clients feel comfortable,

understood and cared for

is very important to us. We

love what we do and we

want anyone who walks

through our doors to know

how much we care.”

Client Rick Bald, of

Evanston, can attest to the

care and compassion that

is found at Body Science.

He is an avid cyclist, skier

and golfer. While a bum

hip could easily render

him retired from downhill

skiing, thanks to Tony

Duncan’s assisted stretching

program, Bald will be

hitting the slopes in Aspen

this winter.

“I have nothing but

great things to say about

each and every staff member

here. They truly care

about everyone and are

very knowledgeable,”

Bald said. “Above all,

there is an incredible sense

of community here that

makes everyone feel welcomed.”

Tony Duncan is all about

overall wellness. For him

the combination of cardio,

strength core and flexibility

is equally important as

nutrition and inner wellbeing.

He is personally

committed to cleaning up

the diets of his clients.

He reviews food journals,

goes grocery shopping

with his clients and

encourages eating whole,

real foods and leans towards

a plant-based diet

himself. He has taken

classes through Cornell

University and also offers

an analysis for a vitamin

supplement that relies

on client DNA to create

a vitamin specifically designed

for each individual.

His motivation for clean

eating was intensified after

losing his father to illness.

“My father passed away

several years ago from a

disease that could have

been prevented from eating

healthier and living

a healthier lifestyle. Our

American diet has some se-

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Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 3 days ago

Annual Wilmette retreat inspires North Shore women

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

Wilmette’s Kathy Mc-

Cabe spent Jan. 12 inspiring

women from all over

the North Shore to take a

deep breath and reflect on

new ways of viewing the

world around them during

her third annual “Exhale”

retreat, held at Gillson

Park’s Lakeview Center.

McCabe is a master certified

life coach through

Dr. Martha Beck — Oprah

Winfrey’s life coach. She

describes herself as a former

people pleaser, recovering

lawyer and work-inprogress

mom of a tween

and teen. She has been featured

in radio and media,

including Salon, Reader’s

Digest, The Mother List,

Best Life Online, Voyage

Chicago, Maroon Oak

and even several times in

our paper. McCabe runs

women’s groups and executive

coaching seminars,

empowering women from

all walks of life to create

more freedom, money and

joy by doing less.

During the day-long retreat,

women participated

in guided meditation, visioning

exercises and private

journaling, allowing

women to focus on their

2020 goals. McCabe led

powerful mind-body exercises

teaching women

to drop their ‘to do’s’ and

find more joy in their lives.

She taught the group how

to reframe thought patterns

and become aware of how

feelings — both negative

and positive — affect the

body. She explained how

a practice called, “name

the feeling” can benefit the

body, mind and soul.

“At one point I had all

the women close their eyes

and think of something

they really wanted and

what it would feel like for

this goal to be achieved,”

McCabe said. “It was

wonderful to look out and

see smiles on the everyone’s

face as they allowed

themselves to feel the joy.

This type of visualization

is so important because

those positive emotions

have such a positive affect

on overall health. It’s

important to not only visualize

what you want, but

to allow yourself to really

feel it in order to experience

the true joy possible

from going after what you


Along with these guided

exercises came time

for physical activity too.

Women participated in a

yoga session lead by instructor,

Jenny Kaufman,

allowing for a full, mindbody

connection. Then, after

the morning of reflection,

women gathered for a

meal, discussing what they

had already learned.

For Glenview’s Nicole

Farha, founder of “Following

my Joy” — a youth

and family yoga program

that focuses on helping

children understand their

emotions in a healthy way

— the retreat was a great

reminder to engage in selfcare

and other behaviors

that lead to overall personal


“I can’t tell people to

show up for themselves if

I don’t show up for myself,”

Farha said. “Today is

about focusing on self-care

and examining the way we

talk to ourselves. We have

learned how to reframe

our thought patterns and

so much more. Kathy got

us started on a great note.

Rather than focusing on

what’s not working in our

lives ,she started the day

with each of us announcing

what we are most

proud of. It was a great

way to begin.”

For McCabe, the ultimate

goal is to empower

all women.

“What I want most is to

see women become leaders

in their lives,” McCabe

said. “Whether it is in their

careers, their families in the

volunteer work they do,

women need to have faith

in themselves and take

charge because our world

Wilmette’s Kathy McCabe (left) meets with Glenview’s

Nicole Farha during the annual “Exhale” retreat Jan. 12,

held at Gillson Park’s Lakeview Center. Photo submitted

needs that. Just think how

much good could come

from having more women

leading the way?”

For more information on

McCabe and all her offerings,

visit https://kathymccabelifecoach.com/.


From Page 4

considered by the Plan

Commission for a mixeduse

building containing

108 dwelling units and approximately

7,347 square

feet of ground floor commercial


“I am not in favor of

such a tall building and the

look of the building,” she

said. “The aesthetics of the

building being glass and

metal doesn’t fit in with our

charming small 100-year

old town.”

The next Plan Commission

meeting is Feb. 4. The

commission will forward a

positive or negative recommendation

to the Village

Board, though that may

not necessarily occur at

the next Plan Commission


“However many meetings

it takes them to satisfy

themselves that they’re

done reviewing it is in their

discretion,” Village Manager

Tim Frenzer said. “If

they were to finish it at their

next meeting, perhaps it

comes to the Village Board

in February, but that’s speculative.

I don’t know if they

need another meeting after

that, then March or April.”

A brief recap of Village

Board action from Jan. 14

•The board adopted a resolution

approving a memorandum

of understanding

between the Village and

Wilmette School District

39 Board for temporary use

of district property and for

construction, operation and

maintenance of stormwater

improvements on district

owned property.

•The board approved

a special use request for a

small dental clinic to operate

at 3207 Lake Avenue,

Unit 10A.

• The board adopted an

ordinance re-appropriating

unexpended proceeds of

the Series 2017A General

Obligation Bonds.

•The board adopted a

resolution to secure $1.2

million of Motor Fuel Tax

funds from the State of Illinois

for the 2020 Road



From Page 8

rious flaws and helping my

clients understand the role

of nutrition is one of my

missions,” he said. “Along

with fitness and nutrition

we are all about keeping it

positive and being grateful

for what we have. This isn’t

a place for negativity.”

It’s that mindset that

helped the Duncan family

cope with some of the

toughest personal days of

their lives. In August of

2018, they tragically lost

their 20-year-old son, Sebastian,

through a kayaking

accident on Lake

Michigan. Shai Duncan explained

how the community

supported them through

the devasting event.

“The day of the funeral,

the church was so packed.

I mean, people were standing

in the aisles, there was

no place to park. We were

overwhelmed with the

amount of people — both

those who are clients and

those who are not — who

stood by our sides and still

continue to do so,” Shai

Duncan said. “We were

not able to thank everyone

that day of course, but

I do hope everyone who

supported us knows how

grateful we are for that

show of love.”

As a way of keeping Sebastian’s

spirit alive at their

new location, Shai Duncan

asks folks to stay tuned to

un upcoming tree-planting

ceremony in his honor this

spring. Sebastian was a not

only their beloved son, but

a motivational and loving

trainer to so many. He

worked to develop the teen

scene fitness program and

contributed in ways to the

business that go beyond


To learn more about

the Duncans and see their

new space, an open house

at Body Science PFT, 642

Green Bay Road, Kenilworth,

is scheduled for

5:30-8 p.m. Jan. 23. To

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Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 5 days ago

Avoca West students trade holiday party for charity event

Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

Avoca West students

care about others.

Their concern was evident

when they chose to

support a special event for

children living in Chicago

area homeless shelters and

in foster care facilities instead

of having a winter


Students along with

Avoca West staff partnered

with a nonprofit organization,

Fill a Heart for Kids,

to provide supplies and

other things to help make

homeless youth and foster

children feel loved and


“Our organization facilitates

more than 375

similar events each year,

20 percent of which occurs

in schools,” said Annie

McAveeney, a representative

for Fill A Heart

for Kids. “This event also

provided an opportunity

for Avoca West students

to look beyond themselves

and into the lives of children

the same age who do

not have the same opportunities

and advantages.”

The students visited

three different stations

during the event.

They filled care packages

at one location with

socks, lotion, lip balm, hot

cocoa and mugs.

At another, students

made greeting cards.

Students then created

candy signs at a third.

“The wonderful gifts

provided by Avoca were

distributed to homeless

youth and foster children

during holiday parties,”

McAveeney said. “The

candy signs were loaded

up with treats and hung at

sites for homeless youth

where they worked with

teachers on homework and

Alex Gryzmala, of Wilmette. third-grade student and

part of the Yellow Color Crew, holds a care package.

goal setting.”

Having an event in lieu

of a winter party at first

brought disappointment to

some Avoca students but

won them over to the idea

when they realized their

efforts would brighten the

day of some children who

have very little compared

to Avoca West students.

“I hope this event brightened

the day of those children

who have so little and

make them aware they are

cared about, loved and valued,”

Northfield student

Mikail Ozkaymak said.

They even had another


“Inviting an organization

like Fill a Heart for

Kids to Avoca West aligns

with the district’s focus

on social-emotional learning,”

said Jenna Freeman,

an Avoca West fourthgrade

teacher. “The staff

works with students on

SEL standards, designed

to improve engagement,

social awareness and relationship


In addition to inviting

the organization, the staff

and students worked on

the SEL standards through

the use of the Color Crew

initiative during the event.

With the Color Crew

initiative, students and

staff from different grade

levels and departments

are grouped by color and

given specific tasks and

projects in order to provide

connection with peers and

colleagues outside of their

usual day-to-day interactions.

Color Crews meet

monthly during the school

year and receive projects

that align to the values of

creativity, collaboration,

compassion, communication

and critical thinking.

“It was amazing to see

students, parents and staff

working together to make

the event come to life,”

Freeman added. “There is

always a learning curve

when you start something

new but everyone jumped

in to help out in any way

they could. At the end of

the day, I was blown away

by the support and eagerness

to help.”

Students (left to right) Nora Witting, of Wilmette, Alice Collins, of Northfield, Judith

Elesh, of Northfield, and Audrey Kiley, of Wilmette, create signs to be site for

homeless youth by Fill a Heart for Kids. Photos Submitted

Students (left to right) Kaya Cravens, of Northfield, Olivia Kinney, of Glenview, and

Sara Dacic, of Wilmette, fill bag with hot cocoa as part of a care package which were

distributed to homeless youth of foster children through Fill a Heart for Kids.

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School News

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 3 days ago

Get ready to vote for your

favorite businesses!

Vote Jan. 30–Feb. 23

University of Notre Dame

Wilmette resident named

to dean’s list

Anne E. Foley, of Wilmette,

made the dean’s

list in the College of Arts

and Letters for outstanding

scholarship during the fall

2019 semester

Xavier University

Wilmette student makes

dean’s list

John Dunn, of Wilmette,

was recently named

to the dean’s list for the fall

2019 semester.

DePaul University

Wilmette resident named

to dean’s list

Alex Look, of Wilmette,

made the dean’s list for the

fall 2019 semester.

University of Iowa

Wilmette students


Alexi Rubin and Joseph

Van Horn, both of

Wilmette, recently graduated.

Rubin received a Bachelor’s

of Science degree in


Van Horn earned a

Bachelor’s of Arts degree

in informatics.

University of Vermont

Residents make dean’s list

Katherine Eschel, Meriel

Mischler and Griffin

Weller, all of Wilmette,

were named to the dean’s

list for fall 2019.

School News is compiled

by Editor Eric DeGrechie.

Send submissions to eric@


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Library officials could

not confirm Rebecca

Wolf’s current employment

status, but did say

she will be replaced in her

role as director.

“The Board of Trustees

will be launching a

search for a new director,”

the release says. “They

have full confidence in the

staff’s ability to manage a

seamless transition and to

continue to provide outstanding

service to library


In the interim, Emily

Compton-Dzak, assistant

director and head of adult

services, has assumed the

library director role.

During this transition,

Compton-Dzak will have

“a direct line of communication

with” and “will

report to” Library Board

of Trustees President Jean-

Paul Ruiz-Funes, the release


The announcement regarding

the employment

of Wolf arrives after several

months of heated controversy

regarding staff

turnover and a proposed

$400,000 Northfield Library


Reporting by Megan Bernard,

Contributing Editor.

Full story at WinnetkaCurrentDaily.com.


Busing costs could rise

nearly 42 percent, district

officials say

Glenbrook High Schools

District 225 is faced with a

probable 41.9 percent increase

in the cost of providing

bus transportation

for the upcoming three

school years.

Dr. R.J. Gravel, the district’s

assistant superintendent

for business services,

updated the Board of Education

on the cost projection

at its Monday, Jan. 13


The district’s current

contract with First Student

expires June 30, and

when Gravel opened bids

for service from July 2020

through June 2023, the

current provider was the

only company that submitted

a bid.

Gravel said First Student

currently provides

14 bus routes for students

at Glenbrook South and

nine routes for Glenbrook

North — requiring 73 buses

— and has been serving

about 1,000 students yearly

for more than a decade

The monthly cost per

run is $83.04 and First Student’s

latest proposal calls

for an increase to $117.91,

a 41.9 percent jump.

According to Gravel, the

company’s original proposal

was for an increase

of 69 percent, but it was

negotiated to the lower

percentage because the

high schools also use First

Student for after-school

and weekend trips, mainly

for athletics, which provide

additional revenue.

“If we reject the bid, I

don’t think we would see

multiple bids,” Gravel told

the board. “Elementary

school districts are experiencing

a much greater

increase. The market norm

is between $123 and $156

per run. We’re working

with feeder districts to try

to come up with a solution.”

Reporting by Neil Milbert,

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Letters to the Editor

Lad & Lassie helped shape


The foundation of our

village has been cracked

with the announcement of

the closing of Lad & Lassie

clothing store. A decades

old family business

providing high quality,

durable and contemporary

clothing and products; exceptional

customer service

and incomparable product


Beyond this business

their contributions to the

community are rich and

deep. From their promotions

of “Shop Local;” to

serving in leadership roles

for the Chamber of Com-

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 2 days ago


From Page 16

ership training program

for women in STEMM

(science, technology, engineering,

math and medicine)

who share a passion

for environmental sustainability

and conservation.

She gave a presentation

about her experience on

Jan. 10 at the Friday evening

series, “Conservation

Cocktails,” hosted by the

Lake Forest Open Lands

Association at its Mellody

Farm Nature Preserve.

Reporting by Katie Copenhaver,

Freelance Reporter.

Full story at GlencoeAnchor-



From Page 6

izing it was a scam.

• An employee at Walgreens,

3232 Lake Ave,

reported that at 3:10 p.m.

Jan. 17 an unknown white

female offender stole over

the counter medication and

fled the store.

• A victim reported

that at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 17

merce; to outfitting thousands

of boys with navy

blue blazers for their First

Holy Communions and

dance classes; to being the

“go-to” source for creative

and fun birthday and baby

gifts; to their unwavering

sponsorship and support

of countless communitywide

events including the

St. Francis Xavier Parish

Fun Run for 10 years; to

being willing employers

to many differently abled

young men and women…

the list goes on.

To the Evans family, especially,

Mimi, Patty and

Zee, we are deeply saddened

by this news. We


Residents share views

on possible downtown


Several Lake Bluff residents

addressed the Lake

Bluff Village Board with

their concerns about a potential

three-story building

development at the board’s

regular meeting Monday,

Jan. 13.

Back in 2016, the Roanoke

Group had plans to

build a three-story condominium

on block three of

the village’s central business

district. After much

outcry from the community,

the village board

unanimously agreed to

limiting any structure built

to no more than 30 feet, or

their wallet was stolen

from their purse while it

was hanging on her chair

at Panera Bread, 1199

Wilmette Ave. Their personal

credit card was used

prior to canceling the



• There was nothing to report

for the week of Jan.


want to thank you for the

significant and lasting

roles you each played in

shaping and forming this

village we call home.

Our family wishes you

all the best in your next


Tricia Gutekanst, John

and girls

Wilmette residents

Kenilworth President

responds to TIF criticism

In reply to Marjorie

Zander’s letter of Jan. 3,

I thought some clarifications

were in order. The

Please see LETTER, 21

two stories. There is now a

new group looking to build

a three-story building on

East Scranton Avenue.

Residents are concerned

with maintaining the character

and appearance of

the town.

With plans to further

discuss the project and

for the board to apply for

a text amendment to consider

the removal of the

maximum height limit

standards from the PMD,

several Lake Bluff residents

took to the board to

discuss their concerns.

Reporting by Stephanie

Carlson, Freelance Reporter.

Full story at LakeForestLeaderDaily.com.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Wilmette

Beacon Police Reports

are compiled from official

reports found on file at the

Wilmette and Kenilworth police

headquarters. They are

ordered by the date the incident

was reported. Individuals

named in these reports

are considered innocent

of all charges until proven

guilty in a court of law.

A Word From The (Former) President

Louise and Joe, Part 1

John Jacoby

Contributing Columnist

We send our

kids to college

with the

hope that they’ll “stay on

track;” learn, grow, and

enjoy; and graduate wellprepared

for a rewarding

adult life. For Robert and

Dorothy Letsinger, of

316 Third Street, Wilmette,

this hope for their

daughter Louise became a


Louise (born in 1944)

was raised in Wilmette.

She attended Central

School and Howard Junior

High. Her father was a

distinguished chemistry

professor at Northwestern,

and her mother was a tutor

in the Evanston school system.

At age 11, she spent

a year in Germany while

her father was there on a

fellowship. She learned

the German language “the

hard way” — by attending

a German school.

From this experience,

she became interested in

foreign languages and,

at New Trier, she studied

both German and Russian.

She was a shy and serious

child with only a few good

friends, and a diligent

student with little time for

extracurricular activities.

Her I.Q. was “over 160,”

but her brilliance and lack

of self-confidence made

her feel isolated and depressed.

After graduating

from NT in 1962, she spent

a year in an honors program

at the University of

Michigan, then transferred

to Indiana University and

spent another year in an

intensive Russian program,

and in 1964, transferred

again to UCLA, where she

concentrated on Russian.

She hoped to work someday

as an interpreter for a

diplomatic agency, but as

graduation approached,

she realized that she was

“ill” and “had to make a

real positive effort.” She

had seen a psychiatrist and

was considering “intensive


At UCLA, Louise met

Joe Gonzales (born in

1933), a graduate student

in theater arts concentrating

on film-making. Joe

had experienced little stability

during his young life,

with numerous changes

in abode and schools. He

spent his early years in Los

Angeles. His father, an importer,

died when he was

six-years-old. His mother

took him to Argentina

when he was eleven. They

returned to Los Angeles

when he was 19. As an undergraduate,

he produced

a 14-minute film that was

considered outstanding. It

led to his admission into

the graduate program. He

also worked 15 hours per

week in a work-study program,

reading new plays

and reporting on them to

community theaters. One

professor praised Joe: He

was a “marvelous character”

but “erratic” — “a

highly articulate, brilliant,

deeply sensitive young

man with a very compelling

personality. People

simply were drawn to

him.” Another professor

added that Joe was “a very

charming, delightful sort

of person to work with. He

had a quick smile — a kind

of warmth.” He “laughed

readily and seemed to get

along with everybody”

and was “a very promising

film-maker.” He showed

no obvious sign of the

psychosis for which he had

been treated for six years.

Louise and Joe started

dating in 1966. A few days

after Christmas that year,

the couple moved into

married-students’ quarters.

That arrangement lasted

only four months. Following

the breakup, Louise

moved into an apartment

by herself and tried to

avoid Joe, but he suffered

an “acute psychotic

breakdown,” probably

related to the recent death

of his mother. Louise stood

by him, helped him get

treatment, and gave him

money. On Feb. 28, 1968,

she moved again — into

an apartment over a garage

at 635 25th Street, Santa

Monica, a ten minute drive

from campus. She tried to

keep her new address secret,

but Joe found out and,

by March 6, he had visited

her three times.

There were qualities

in Louise that attracted

Joe, and vice versa. They

were both highly intelligent

achievers. His charm

broke through her shyness,

and her caring softened

his anguish. They shared

the pain of mental illness.

Next week, I’ll present the

outcome of their unusual


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From the Sports Editor

War on the Shore celebrates 10th anniversary

Michael Wojtychiw


Last year, at this

very same time of

the year and in this

very same editorial space,

I did arguably one of the

scariest things I’ve done

and told all of you

about growing up with


First, I’d like to thank

all of you who reached

out about the piece and

your kind words, they

were really appreciated

because, to be honest, I

was really worried about

what people might say or

treat me differently once

they knew.

But none of that happened,

so thank you very

much again.

This past weekend

marked the 10th annual

War on the Shore

shootout, a basketball

shootout featuring the

boys basketball teams

from Evanston, Loyola

and New Trier (Page 36)

against schools from all

across Chicagoland.

Coincidentally, this

year was more of a North

Shore vs. South Suburbs

event, as the three teams

that traveled to play in

the War on the Shore

were Oak Lawn, Homewood-Flossmoor



The appearance in the

shootout was the first

for both Hillcrest and

Oak Lawn and it was

great to see such a large

number of fans from all

the schools come out to

support the Danny Did

Foundation and its fight

against epilepsy.

In my time here at 22nd

Century Media — and as

a member of the Danny

Did Foundation’s Young

Professionals Board

— I’ve seen around 10

different teams from the

area come in to play in

the one-day event. And

it’s been some big names

as well, like all three

schools this year and

schools like Bolingbrook,

St. Viator, Benet, Geneva

and Jacobs, among

multiple others come out

to play.

“Being the charity partner

to War on the Shore

for the past 10 years has

allowed us to reach 17

different school communities

with Danny’s story

and information about

epilepsy and seizures,”

said Mike Stanton,

Danny’s dad and cofounder

of the Danny Did

Foundation. “Every year,

as the teams compete and

young fans run around in

the bleachers, we really

feel Danny’s presence.

We know this is an event

he would love.”

All three games were

exceptional this year,

with the Loyola and

Evanston games coming

down to the wire.

Next year’s slate isn’t

determined yet, but will

be at Loyola in 2021, so

be sure to keep an eye

out. If the matchups are

anything like the ones we

just saw, we’re in store

for another great weekend

of hoops.

To learn more about the

Danny Did Foundation,

visit dannydid.org.

Wilmette Public Schools 39 posted this photo

on Jan. 17 with the caption:

“We held our District 39 Spelling Bee this afternoon

and all of our grade level finalists did

an amazing job! Congratulations to 8th grader

Aaron C. (far left) who will advance to the

regional round of competition on Feb. 4!”

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“Congrats to the New Trier Dance Team for

their third-place finish in the Hip Hop category

at the Palatine Invitational today! Go Trevs!


@NTHSActivities New Trier Student Activities

posted on Jan. 11

Follow The Wilmette Beacon: @wilmettebeacon

go figure


An intriguing number from this week’s edition

Number of years Body Science

PFT had been located in

Wilmette, Page 8


From Page 18

Board’s purpose in creating

a Tax Increment Financing

District is to revitalize

a business district

that has been moribund

and declining for decades.

The Board has never said

that Kenilworth’s business

corridor was “blighted.”

That is a term used by opponents

of the TIF District

but there is no denying

that certain sections of it

have been declining for


The Board believes that

a revitalized business district

would result in lessening

the tax burden residential

property owners

in Kenilworth now bear.

(Currently, Kenilworth’s

business district represents

only 4% to the Total Assessed

Value of our Village,

leaving residential

property owners to carry

96% of the load.) An additional

benefit of a revitalized

business district

would be the creation of

local amenities that are

needed to attract new

families to our community.

These are the hoped for

results of an investment in

our business district.

The State of Illinois’ Tax

Increment Financing District

statute is an economic

development tool that any

municipality may qualify

for if it meets certain

conditions. Kenilworth

conducted an eligibility

analysis and the board determined

that our business

district met the required

criteria. I hope opponents

to a TIF in Kenilworth are

not suggesting that Village

Trustees should disregard

an instrument for which

our district qualifies and

that would benefit our

community because of a

misplaced fear for its reputation.

I have said multiple

times that I recognize that

change is difficult and uncertainty

can be frightening.

Development, when

it comes, however, will be

subject to a rigorous and

thorough vetting process

with multiple opportunities

for public notification,

comment and engagement.

I would urge residents who

would like more information

to visit Kenilworth’s

web site www.vok.org and

click on the link for details

about the TIF District.

Ann. S. Potter

President, Village of Kenilworth

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Learning Jewish roots

Chabad of Wilmette offering course,

Page 26

Continued excellence Glenview’s The

Greenwood Restaurant celebrates 60 years, Page 29

Wilmette musician raises money for local hospital, Page 25

Sounds of the Silent Age, accompanied by actor Michael Shannon, on vocals, and Wilmette’s Matt Walker, on drums, perform

Jan. 11 at the Metro in Chicago. Photo submitted

24 | January 23, 2020 | The wilmette beacon PUZZLES


north shore puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku

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



Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

1. Decked

4. Elizabeth II’s


10. Sgts. and cpls.

14. Texter’s qualifier

15. Pillaging during

a war

16. Jack’s opponent

17. Chemical ending

18. Providing more


20. Computer attackers

22. Recently produced

for the first


23. Capone foe

24. Fertile area in a

barren land

29. Railroad switch

31. NSCDS “lifer”

from Winnetka,

Maya ____

34. Kind of accounting

35. Starchy edible


36. Soufflés do it

37. Giga___

38. Speck in the ocean

39. K-6: Abbr.

40. Not much

41. Popular hand


42. Carrie Underwood,

for one

43. NCSDS “lifer”

from Wilmette,

Livvy ___

45. Landing place

46. “Vive ___!”

47. Navy commando

48. Some lawyers

51. Bars

55. Second-nature

60. Drone, e.g.

61. Salad veggie

62. Chiang Kaishek’s


63. “This ___ recording”

64. Celtic singer

65. Advertisement

within a newspaper

66. Lines on a city

map: Abbr.

1. Capital on the


2. Discontinued

Dodge model

3. Hard worker

4. Show

5. Most healthy

6. “No bid” in bridge

7. Women’s __

8. Participating

9. Father

10. In no way

11. Special effects:


12. Palmas de ___

(journalist award)

13. D.C. V.I.P.

19. In trouble, in the


21. Not familiar with

25. Terrier type

26. Jack-tar

27. Thing referred to

28. Son of Noah

29. Grass cutting


30. Empty words

31. Flow controller

32. Calculus calculation

33. Auction segment

35. Russian autocrat

37. Wail

38. Int’l workers’ grp.

42. “Eureka!”

44. Longish dress

45. Silas Marner e.g.

47. Michael of


49. Opposing

50. Input, with a


52. Aaron’s 2,297

53. Birth place

54. Jellyfish habitats

55. Diamonds, slangily

56. Whoopi Goldberg

plays one in “Sister


57. Shade of blue

58. The Mad Hatter’s


59. “___ the season


Let’s see what’s on

Schedule for Wilmette Community Television – Channel 6

Thursday, Jan. 23

6 p.m. Illinois Channel


8 p.m. Library Board


10 p.m. NSSC Men’s

Club Program

Friday, Jan. 24–Sunday,

Jan. 26

5 p.m. Coach’s Corner

6 p.m. NSSC Men’s Club


7 p.m. Library Board


9 p.m. Illinois Channel


Monday, Jan. 27

3 p.m. Illinois Channel


5 p.m. NSSC Men’s Club


6 p.m. Coach’s Corner

7 p.m. School Board

Meeting (Live)

Tuesday, Jan. 28

1 p.m. School Board


3 p.m. WPD Ice Show


5:30 p.m. NSSC Men’s

Club Program

6:30 p.m. Coach’s


7:30 p.m. Village Board

Meeting (Live)

Wednesday, Jan. 29

1 p.m. Village Board


4 p.m. WPD Ice Show


6:30 p.m. Coach’s


7:30 p.m. Village Board


9 p.m. School Board


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How to play Sudoku

Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of

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

and box must contain each of the numbers

1 to 9.

LEVEL: Medium

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan

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Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 2 days ago





Event organizers (left to right) Geeta Maker Clark, Wilmette’s Char Walker, Metro

owner Joe Shanahan, Patricia Piant, Dr. Leslie Mendoza-Temple and Laura Sbertoli

smile at the Sons of the Silent Age concert, Jan. 11 at the Metro in Chicago.

Photos submitted

Resident organizes hospital

fundraiser at Chicago’s Metro

Erin Yarnall

Contributing Editor

• Residential

• Commercial

• Retail

1814 Pickwick Avenue

Glenview, IL 60026

Ph: 847.729.5580



A crucial part of living

with a cancer diagnosis is

after receiving treatments,

patients need to figure out

a way to comfortably live.

NorthShore University

HealthSystem’s integrative

medicine team helps

patients in the North

Shore deal with that.

By providing treatments

like acupuncture and specialized

massage therapy,

the integrative medicine

team aids patients in finding

comfort during a painful

and difficult point in

their lives.

“Integrative medicine

programs throughout the

country are in really high

demand right now and

we’re really lucky to have

an established program

on the North Shore for 20

years now,” Acupuncturist

and Glencoe resident Patricia

Piant said. “I think

NorthShore University

HealthSystem has been

pretty much on the leading

edge of incorporating

integrative medicine into

Musician Chris Connelly, the former frontman of

Ministry, leads Sons of the Silent Age.

their hospital systems.”

To help support the integrative

medicine program

at the hospital system,

Sons of the Silent Age,

a Chicago-based David

Bowie cover band, donated

funds from its Jan. 11

concert to the program.

The band is comprised

of nine Chicago-based

musicians, including

Wilmette resident Matt

Walker, a former drummer

for Filter, the Smashing

Pumpkins and Morrissey.

Walker’s wife, Char,

a former therapist for

NorthShore University

HealthSystem, was instrumental

in helping to

put the idea of the concert


Char Walker, along with

Highland Park resident Dr.

Leslie Mendoza-Temple

and Piant, were thinking

of ways to fundraise for

the integrative medicine

department at the hospital


When a smaller benefit

concert was recommended,

the three thought

of Char Walker’s husband

and his connections.

Please see fundraiser, 28

A comedy by Neil


Love is the

key to our past

and future

January 16 through March 1

To reserve tickets - oillamptheater.org

Or (847) 834-0738

26 | January 23, 2020 | The wilmette beacon FAITH


Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 2 days ago

Course in Wilmette reveals Jewish origins in Western civilization

Submitted by Chabad of


This winter, Rabbi Dovid

Flinkenstein, of Chabad

of Wilmette’s Center for

Jewish Life and Learning,

will offer Judaism’s

Gifts to the World, a new

six-session course by the

acclaimed Rohr Jewish

Learning Institute, unearthing

the Jewish roots

of some of the most cherished

values of Western


Beginning the week of

Jan. 26, the center will face

toward Jerusalem to discover

how common ideas

of personal responsibility,

the inherent sanctity of human

life, institutionalized

universal education, human

equality, the dignity of

a day of rest and devotion

to family, and a sense of

purpose have their origins

in ancient Judaism. Scheduled

times are 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, Jan. 26; 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 27; and 10

a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29.

“At a moment in which

we are witnessing a rise

in antisemitism, it is important

to explore what

has been the true impact

of Jews and Judaism on

civilization,” said Flinkenstein,

the local JLI instructor

in Wilmette.

“Understanding Judaism’s

historical contribution

gives us a deeper

appreciation for its continuing

relevance and a

better understanding of

how the moral and ethical

institutions we take for

granted came into being,”

Flinkenstein said.

Judaism’s Gifts to the

World explores tensions

between social and individual

responsibility, the implications

of monotheism,

the sacredness of human

life, the meaning of social

equality, how Sabbath observance

laid the groundwork

for the modern weekend,

and the underpinnings

of our morality.

“It is widely known that

Judaism gifted monotheism

to the world, but for

many, that’s where the

Jewish contribution ends,”

said Rabbi Mordechai

Dinerman, the director of

curriculum at JLI’s New

York headquarters, who

is also the course’s editor.

“Even this contribution is

often viewed rather narrowly,

as a religions contribution,

which is only

meaningful to those interested

in religion. But as

this course demonstrates,

the universal change effected

by the Torah is

much broader.”

Dr. Darrin M. McMahon,

the Mary Brinsmead

Wheelock Professor of

History at Dartmouth College,

has praised Judaism’s

Gifts to the World as timely

and important: “There

can be no doubt that the

Jewish contribution to the

civilizations of the West

and the world is immense.

At a time when noxious

critics would doubt that

contribution, or deny it altogether,

the Jewish Learning

Institute has offered a

timely reminder of the

many gifts the Jewish tradition

has bestowed. Judaism’s

Gifts to the World is

a gift of its own, providing

a scintillating course in the

history of ideas and culture

by leading experts from

around the globe.”

As with all JLI programs,

Judaism’s Gifts to

the World is designed to

appeal to people at all levels

of knowledge, including

those without any prior

experience or background

in Jewish learning. All JLI

courses are open to the

public, and attendees need

not be affiliated with a particular

synagogue, temple,

or other house of worship.

The first class, No Man

an Island – The Origins

of Social Responsibility

is free to attend without

any further obligation. Interested

students may call

(847) 251-7707, email


or visit www.ChabadWilmette.com/JLI


for the free class, register

for the course or for other

course-related information.

[JLI courses are

presented in Wilmette in

conjunction with Chabad

of Wilmette – Center for

Jewish Life and Learning].

JLI, the adult education

branch of Chabad-

Lubavitch, offers programs

at more than 800

international locations in

the U.S., Argentina, Australia,

Belarus, Belgium,

Brazil, Canada, Colombia,

Denmark, Estonia,

Finland, France, Georgia,

Germany, Greece, Guatemala,

India, Israel, Italy,

Japan, Kazakhstan, the

Netherlands, Panama,

Russia, South Africa, Sweden,

Switzerland, Turkey,

Ukraine, the United Kingdom,

Uruguay, and Venezuela.

More than 400,000

students have attended

JLI classes since JLI was

founded in 1998.

Faith Briefs

First Congregational Church of Wilmette

(1125 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette)

Weekly Youth Activities

Open to the Community

Every Wednesday,

the First Congregational

Church of Wilmette children

and youth ministry

offers opportunities for

fun, friendship, spirituality,

and service.

Kids Club (K–grade 6)

meets at 4:30 p.m. In the

evening, the Confirmation

Class (grades 7 & 8) meets

at 6 p.m.

The Senior High Youth

Group gathers at 7:15 p.m.

The two evening youth

groups have a tasty dinner

together at 6:45 p.m. —

sometimes chicken, sometimes


Learn about the church

community at www.fccw.

org or contact for more

details: (847) 251-6660 or


Winnetka Covenant Church (1200

Hibbard Road, Wilmette)

Youth Groups

The church’s Jr. and Sr.

High Youth Groups meet

on Sunday evenings. Jr.

High meets at 4:30 p.m.

and Sr. High meets at 6:30



The church has begun

its Wednesday evening

family nights again. The

evening starts with dinner

at 5:30 p.m., followed by

a time of singing and skits

for everybody at 6:30.

After that everyone

breaks out into activities

for all ages. Arts & crafts

and gym time for children

through 5th grade,

jr. & sr. high youth groups

combined for discussion

and fun, and Bible study

and discussion groups for

adults. All are welcome.

Trinity United Methodist Church (1024

Lake Ave., Wilmette)

Food Pantry

If you are in need of

help, and are short on food,

do not hesitate to come to

the Wilmette Food Pantry.

The church is here to serve

the community. No matter

who you are or where you

are on life’s journey, you

are welcome at the Wilmette

Food Pantry.

The food pantry is open

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

Tuesday and provides

grocery items and seasonal

produce. All Wilmette residents

are welcome and no

appointment is necessary.

Kenilworth Union Church (211

Kenilworth Ave., Kenilworth)


All are welcome to worship

at Kenilworth Union

Church. Worship with

Communion is at 8 a.m. in

the Schmidt Chapel. Worship

for all ages and Children’s

Chapel at 9 a.m.

and traditional worship

and Sunday School are at

10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Drop-in Breakfast

Club for 7th through 12th

graders runs from 10:15

to 11:30 a.m. with discussions.

Infant and toddler

care is provided at 9 and

10:30 a.m. Up to date information

is at kuc.org.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day

Saints (2727 Lake Ave., Wilmette)

Sunday Worship

Visitors are always welcome

to join members of

The Church of Jesus Christ

of Latter-day Saints for its

weekly worship services

on Sunday. As a membership,

the church is a community

where we’re all

trying to be a little bit better,

a little bit kinder, a little

more helpful - because

that’s what Jesus taught.

Come worship with the

church. Come serve with

the church. Come learn

who the church is, what

it believes and how the

teachings of Jesus can help

you find joy and happiness.

There are two congregations

that meet on Sundays

in the meeting house. Sunday

worship services start

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

Baha’i House of Worship (100 Linden

Ave., Wilmette)

Friday Night Fireside


Join the House of Worship

in the fireside room at

the Baha’i House of Worship

Welcome Center (112

Linden Ave.) for meaningful

conversations about

what Baha’i Faith offers

for people who want to

contribute to the betterment

of the world. Light refreshments

will be served.

Saints Joseph and Francis Xavier Parish

St. Joseph Catholic Church (1747 Lake

Ave., Wilmette)

Saturday Mass

There is a Saturday

Mass at 5 p.m.

Sunday Mass

Sunday Masses are held

at 8 and 10:30 a.m. and 6


St. Francis Xavier (524 9th St.,


Mass Schedule

Saturday: 5 p.m.; Sunday:

9:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m.

(in school building), 11:30

a.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Youth

Mass when in session)

Submit information for

The Beacon’s Faith page

to Michael Wojtychiw at



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28 | January 23, 2020 | The wilmette beacon LIFE & ARTS


Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 6 days ago

Annual jazz festival returns to New Trier in February

Submitted by New Trier

High School

New Trier High School

will host the 37th annual

Frank Mantooth Jazz Festival

finale concert 7:30

p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at

New Trier High School’s

Gaffney Auditorium on

its Winnetka campus, 385

Winnetka Ave., Winnetka.

The evening concert this

year will feature the New

Trier High School Jazz

Ensemble along with The

DIVA Jazz Orchestra, an

ensemble of 15 talented

and versatile musicians

who happen to be women.

With New York City as

their home base, DIVA

performs worldwide playing

contemporary mainstream

big band jazz composed

and arranged to fit

the individual styles and

personalities of the talented


DIVA Jazz Orchestra’s

newest album release,

DIVA + the boys (https://


diva-the-boys/) just rose

to No. 1 on the JazzWeek

radio play charts, which

track the most-played albums

on jazz radio stations


In addition to the concert,

36 visiting youth

bands will come to New

Trier for an educational

experience with master

Jazz educators.

Tickets for the concert

are available at NTJazz.


For more information,

contact Mark Hiebert,

Interim Director of Jazz

Bands, at hiebertm@nths.



Wilmette Bowling Center

(1901 Schiller Ave.,(847)


■11 ■ a.m.-9 p.m. (10

p.m. on Friday, Saturday):

Glow bowling and

pizza all week long

Loyola Academy

(1100 Laramie Ave.)

■7 ■ p.m. Friday, Jan. 24:

Rambler Rouser

Wilmette Historical


(609 Ridge Road)

■2 ■ p.m. Sunday, Jan.

26: Annual Meeting

and Lecture - “Chicago

1919: Confronting the

Race Riots in the Past

and Present”

St. Joseph School

(1740 Lake Ave.)

■6 ■ p.m. Saturday, Feb.

1: D39 8th Annual

Trivia Night



(1150 Willow Road,

(847) 480-2323)

■From ■ open until close

all week: bowling and


Northbrook Sports Center

(1730 Pfingsten Road)

■7 ■ p.m. Saturday, Jan.

25: Cosmic Skating


Johnny’s Kitchen

(1740 Milwaukee Ave.

(847) 699-9999)

■7:30 ■ p.m. every Friday

and Saturday: Live


Oil Lamp Theater

(1723 Glenview Road)

■Starting ■ Jan. 16

until March 1: Jake’s


Ten Ninety Brewing Co.

(1025 N. Waukegan

Road, (224) 432-5472)

■7-9 ■ p.m. every Thursday:

Trivia Night

Potato Creek Johnny’s

(1850 Waukegan Road)

■8:30 ■ p.m. Friday, Jan.

24: Vulger Vic Band


The Gorton Center

(400 East Illinois Road)

■7 ■ p.m. Friday, Jan. 24:

Mountainfilm on Tour

Deerpath Middle School


(155 West Deerpath


■10 ■ a.m. Saturday, Jan.

25: Camp Preview Day


Fred’s Garage

(574 Green Bay Road)

■Every ■ Friday: Fred’s

Garage Fish Fry Fridays

The Book Stall

(811 Elm St.)

■6:30 ■ p.m. Tuesday,

Feb. 4: The Book Stall

After Dark Comedy



Tapas Gitana

(310 N. Happ Road)

■6 ■ p.m. every other

Sunday: Live music


Takiff Center

(999 Green Bay Road)

■6:30 ■ p.m. Friday, Jan.

24: Paint and Sip

Chicago Botanic Garden

(1000 Lake Cook Road)

■9 ■ a.m. Saturday, Jan.

25: Organic Vegetable

Gardening Basics

Writers Theatre

(325 Tudor Court)

■Starting ■ Feb. 5: “Stick



The Humble Pub

(336 Green Bay Road,

(847) 433-6360)

■9 ■ p.m. every Wednesday

night: Open Jam

■9 ■ p.m. every Friday:



(431 Sheridan Road,

(847) 432-0301)

■7 ■ p.m. every Monday:


28 Mile Vodka

(454 Sheridan Road)

■2-5 ■ p.m. every Sunday:

Country Sundays

■Every ■ Friday night:

Music in the Lounge


Norton’s Restaurant

(1905 Sheridan Road)

■9 ■ p.m. Saturday, Feb.

1: Triadd Live at Norton’s


To place an event in The

Scene, email martin@northbrooktower.com


From Page 25

The idea evolved into

the annual concert held at

the Metro, a music venue

in Chicago, the Jan. 11

concert being the team’s


The team’s first fundraiser

concert featured

Billy Corgan of the

Smashing Pumpkins performing

at La Salle Power

Company, a former venue

in Chicago, and raised

more than $68,000.

The team doesn’t spend

much on putting the concert

together, allowing

most of the benefits to

go straight to integrative

medicine patients.

“Something that we’re

really proud of is that we

don’t spend a lot of money

on the concert,” Piant said.

“Almost all of the money

from the benefit goes directly

to patient care, and

integrative medicine services.

Whether’s that’s

submissions, having acupuncture,

massage therapy,

talking with one of our

therapists, we really want

people to be able to utilize

all of these services.”

One of the patients who

benefits from integrative

treatments is Chicago resident

Virginia Wharton,

who was diagnosed with

cancer last year.

“I definitely went into

this knowing how much I

might be effected on a holistic

level, and knowing I

might need to address it in

a holstic way,” Wharton

said, adding that one of

the earliest steps she took

after receiving her diagnosis

was finding an integrative

medicine department.

She said it has been

helpful to have integrative

medicine work closely

with her other doctors,

and said all of her doctors

work together as a team to

provide her with the best

possible treatment.

“I completed all six

months of the full dose of

the full chemo regimen,

the most aggressive regimen

available for my type

of cancer with no treatment

delays due to illness,”

Wharton said. “I really

think that a lot of that

had to do with the tools

[integrative medicine]

gave me for staying well.”

The fundraiser was

sold-out, as Sons of the

Silent Age played backto-back

David Bowie albums

“The Rise and Fall

of Ziggy Stardust,” and

“Station to Station.” The

show also featured actor

Michael Shannon as a special

guest performer.

“I’m just amazed with

the way the community

consistently pulls together

to help others,” Piant said.

wilmettebeacondaily.com Dining OUT

the wilmette beacon | January 23, 2020 | 29

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 5 days ago

The Greenwood Restaurant offers breakfast, values friendly atmosphere

Nick Frazier

Contributing Sports Editor

When one door closes,

another one opens, and

Mike Lemperis knows that

better than anyone.

The owner of The

Greenwood Restaurant in

Glenview, Lemperis originally

had a job in computers

until he was laid off in

the early 1990s. He got

back on his feet by working

at his father-in-law’s

restaurant, Pete’s Grill, in

Forest Park.

Lemperis started to grow

fond of the restaurant business,

and because he lived

in Niles, he decided to find

a place closer to home for

himself. He became owner

of the Greenwood in 2003

and hasn’t looked back.

“I cannot work behind

an office,” Lemperis said.

“I tried that, it was me

and the computer and no

other interaction. Once I

got into my father-in-law’s

business, actually I started

liking it. People sit at the

counter, they talk to you,

and really the cooking is

no big deal, because everything

goes through the


This year The Greenwood

Restaurant is celebrating

its 60th anniversary,

as the diner has become

a favorite in the Glenview

community. Greenwood

mostly serves breakfast

fresh off the grill, and

the food and atmosphere

draws in customers of all


Lemperis, who still does

most of the cooking, wanted

the restaurant to become

a reliable fixture in

Glenview. He wants people

to know what they’re

going to get and to feel at

home in The Greenwood.

“I wanted to create an

atmosphere that is homey,”

Lemperis explains. “I

know you, he knows me,

people come in. And most

of them, they know each


When customers walk

into the Greenwood, they

see the wall opposite the

kitchen that’s covered

in old photographs. It’s

the restaurant’s ‘Wall of

Fame,’ where customers

can see photos of themselves

enjoying breakfast.

The previous owner

of the Greenwood left

the walls bare, and Lemperis

looked for a way to

fix that. The Glenbrook

South High School sports

teams helped him with

that problem.

“So here I am looking

for a cheap $5 picture to

put there,” Lemperis said.

“The football team came

in, they were already

dressed up, they were going

to practice. So I started

putting up the football

team, the girls volleyball

team, and guess what?

Normal people say ‘Hey,

what do you think you’re

doing? I’ve been coming

here 20 years, I want my

picture on the wall.’”

Though breakfast is the

main meal at Greenwood,

Lemperis also cooks up

sandwiches and burgers.

He also shakes things up

now and then with special

plates like homemade

meatloaf, roast pork and

chop suey on Wednesdays.

Lemperis believes local

residents, more than

anything, want a restaurant

filled with genuine

people. Lemperis always

goes out of his way to chat

with the customers, and as

a result, his loyal customers

will offer to help with

errands, like trips to the

The Denver omelette ($6.95) comes with hash browns

and toast, and is made with three eggs. Photos by Peter

Kaspari/22nd Century Media

post office.

“You don’t find this

stuff anymore,” Lemperis

said. “These diners are

no longer out there. What

people really want, they

want good service.”

Back when he got laid

off, Lemperis says his

wife, mother-in-law and

other family members

were against him buying

The Greenwood. Now his

wife works on weekends,

and his mother-in-law

worked as well before she


The leap of faith from

computers to running a

restaurant paid off, for

both Lemperis and the local


“If you have a gut feeling,

you go for it,” Lemperis

said. “Don’t listen

to anybody, just try it. No

guts, no glory.”

A group of 22nd Century

Media editors recently

visited The Greenwood

Restaurant to sample

some of the diner’s food.

First Lemperis brought

out the Denver omelette

($6.95), which was filled

the greenwood


910-A Greenwood

Road, Glenview

(847) 998-0908

6 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-


7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday

with ham, green peppers

and onions. The three-egg

plate came with a side of

hash browns and is one

of the restaurant’s more

popular breakfast options.

Next we sampled the

turkey club ($7.95) consisting

of sliced turkey,

bacon, lettuce and tomato

with fries on the side.

All sandwiches are traditionally

served on white

bread, though Lemperis

is happy to substitute the

bread upon request.

The chop steak and eggs

($8) will have customers

filled until the end of the

day. The plate comes with

hash browns, toast and

jelly. Customers can also

get the skirt steak and eggs

($9.95) if they prefer.

For those looking for a

The turkey club ($7.95) features sliced turkey, bacon,

lettuce and tomato.

The chop steak and eggs ($8) comes with hash browns,

toast and jelly.

The egg and cheese sandwich ($3.75) comes with a side

of pickles and french fries and is served on wheat bread.

quick bite, the egg breakfast

sandwich ($3.75) is

a great option. Cheese is

available for an extra $.75.

Lastly, the cheeseburger

($6.50) is a quarterpound

of beef served with

cheese, lettuce, tomato,

pickles and french fries.

The cheeseburger counts

as one of Greenwood’s

deluxe sandwiches.

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the wilmette beacon | January 23, 2020 | 33

Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Katia Tsytsarina

The New Trier senior is a

key member of the Trevians’

fencing squad

When did you first

start fencing and


I started fencing during

my freshman year because

one of my friends

was planning on joining

the team, and since I’d had

some interest in the sport, I

thought hey, why not take

the chance?

What’s the hardest

part about fencing?

The hardest part of

fencing, for me at least,

is keeping myself motivated

throughout the season,

especially during the

stretches when we don’t

have tournaments. During

those times it can feel like

there’s just no payoff for

all the work you’re putting

in, and that can be discouraging

if you let it get to


What’s the best part

about fencing?

That excruciatingly

short moment of triumph

when you’ve won a bout

15-14, and all your body

wants to do is sleep for a

week but you know that

you’ve fought the hardest

you could and it paid off.

What’s one thing on

your bucket list?

In all the eight years that

we’ve lived near the lake,

I’ve never seen a sunrise

on Lake Michigan. I’d certainly

like to change that.

What’s been your

favorite moment at

New Trier?

My favorite moment

was probably seeing my

artwork printed in a school

magazine for the first time.

If you could play

another sport, what

would you play?

I think I’d enjoy playing


If you could have one

last meal, what would

it be?

Thinly sliced baked potatoes,

the way my mom

makes them. I have some

really good memories tied

to that dish, so I might as

well relive them while I


If you could have

dinner with three

Photo submitted

people, who would the

three people be?

Since the question

doesn’t specify that I’m

limited to living people,

I’m going to go with

Radclyffe Hall, Christopher

Isherwood, and Rosalind


What would you say

is your best quality?

I like to think of my curiosity

as one of my best


If you could travel

anywhere in the

world, where would

you go and why?

I’d like to go to London.

I love all the different

architecture, and I’d

give just about anything

to spend a week in the

Victoria & Albert Museum.

Interview by Sports Editor

Michael Wojtychiw

The Varsity: North Shore Podcast

Guys recap hoops, talk

wrestling and hockey

Staff Report

In this week’s episode of

The Varsity: North Shore,

the only podcast focused

on North Shore sports,

hosts Michal Dwojak,

Nick Frazier and Michael

Wojtychiw catch up on

everything going on with

North Shore sports. They

start off by recapping boys

and girls basketball, hear

from Lake Forest girls basketball

player Halle Douglass,

play Way/No Way

with wrestling and finish

off by talking the latest in

boys and girls hockey.


From Page 39

season with confidence,”

Pulaski said. “I like how the

starting five are all seniors.

We’re all in the same class

and we’ve built a bond.”

Wax would have liked

to see more open shots fall

for his girls against North

Shore but he wasn’t complaining



From Page 38

Find the varsity

Twitter: @NorthShorePreps

Facebook: @thevarsitypodcast

Website: WilmetteBeaconDaily.com/sports

Download: Soundcloud, iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn,

PlayerFM, more

First Quarter

The guys start off the

episode by recapping all of

the hoops action.

Second Quarter

Lake Forest girls basketball

star Douglass joins

the show after her game

against Hersey.

“Did we play well tonight?

No, not really,” he

said. “But a win’s a win,

and wins are hard to come

by in our conference.”

Woodlands also played

without a key starter in

Shelby Smith, but applauded

the day’s work put forth

by Liz Coughlin and Zoe

Nworache. Coughlin gave

up a few inches in height

to North Shore center Ava

dahl and his job was just

to kind of let (Dahlke)

know he was there — oldtime


“That line of Charlie

Acri, John Kane and John

Babnik has played really

well, and Mac Zelazny

and Trent Kadin’s line

always seems to come up

big and they got us going


Saturday’s game was

the fourth meeting between

the top two ranked

teams in Illinois according

to Ross Forman’s Top

25 rankings. Saturday

marked the fourth time

the top-ranked Trevians

have beaten the secondranked

Spartans this season.

“GBN came out really

strong and I think we just

raised our game in the

third,” Melton said. “I

was happy with the way

we responded. We play

so many games and we

can’t win them all but

sometimes we need to be

Third Quarter

Mike and Nick face off

in Way/No Way as the two

debate over wrestling.

Fourth Quarter

To finish off, the guys

talk hockey as we get closer

and closer to the postseason.

Bogan but didn’t flinch.

“(Coughlin) plays a great

defensive game and she

had a lot to handle with

their big girl,” Wax said.

“Her defense, boards, and

outlet passes for our break

are important for us, and

I thought (Nworache)

filled in and did a nice

job. She also played a really

good defensive game


down, and that gets us


Glenbrook North was

left to ponder what might

have been.

“People might point to

the two defensive turnovers

we had in the third

period but in the second

period, we had four

chances in the slot area

and we put them over the


Poulakidas said. “And

in a game like this against

a team as good as New

Trier, you’ve got to get

one of those.”

34 | January 23, 2020 | The wilmette beacon sports



New Trier takes third at CSL meet

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

At last year’s Central

Suburban League meet,

New Trier accomplished a

feat it had never done: finish

in the top three of the

varsity standings.

After last year’s thirdplace

finish, the Trevians

were hoping to get back

to that same level at the

2020 CSL invite Thursday,

Jan. 16, at Evanston High


The Trevians matched

last year’s performance

even though they had to

deal with some adversity

leading up to the meet.

“Recent injuries caused

major changes up until

just hours before our performance,”

coach Kelsey

O’Kane said. “This team

pulled together and embraced

a culture of perseverance

and a team first

mentality. I couldn’t be

more honored to be their


For a team that hasn’t

been at that level and one

that has brought back its

cheerleading program

within the last five years,

the rise to near the top of

the standings has been

something nice to see for

this year’s trevians squad.

“It feels amazing to be

building our tradition and

climbing our way to the

top one year at a time,”

junior Susannah Shaker

said. “It gives a huge sense

of accomplishment, especially

since our conference

competition is in the

middle of the week before


“This year was different

because our season

has tested our resilience

and bond as a team more

than ever. We had major

last minute changes today

The New Trier cheerleading team prepares to take the

floor at the CSL meet Thursday, Jan. 16, in Evanston.

photos Scott Margolin/22nd Century Media

New Trier finishes its routine.

The Trevians wait to find out if they made the top three.

which was stressful for

many. We had to rally as

a team, and focus on what

we needed to do in order

to be successful. I think we

all realized that we really

can’t do our sport alone.”

The Trevians’ thirdplace

finish in the Large

Varsity division brought

together what was already

a close-knit group of


“I think believing in

each other and trusting

our coaches was a big

thing that helped us this

year,” junior Ella Reardon

said. “If we didn’t believe

in ourselves no one else

would believe in us, so we

focused on keeping it positive

and taking it one step

at a time. As our new chant

says, eyes on the rise,

when we trust each other

and work as one team we

can execute a routine that

has never been seen before

in New Trier history.”

This Week In...

Trevian varsity


Boys basketball

■Jan. ■ 24 - host Evanston,

7 p.m.

Girls basketball

■Jan. ■ 24 - host Evanston,

5:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 25 - host Lake Forest,

2 p.m.

Boys Bowling

■Jan. ■ 25 - at IHSA Sectional

(at Brunswick Zone

Glendale Heights Lanes),

9 a.m.

Girls bowling

■Jan. ■ 27 - at Evanston (at

Classic Bowl), 4:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 29 - host Niles North

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


■Jan. ■ 25 - host State Meet,

7 a.m.

Boys swimming and


■Jan. ■ 23 - at Glenbrook

North, 5:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 25 - at Stevenson,

10 a.m.


Boys Basketball

Loyola 53, St. Francis de

Sales 21

Vaughn Pemberton led

the Ramblers with 9 points

in a win Friday, Jan. 17, in


Loyola 47, Mount Carmel 31

Matt Enghauser scored

12 points to lead the Ramblers

to a road win Jan. 14

in Chicago.

Girls basketball

New Trier 51, Zion-Benton


Tinah Hong led the Trevians

with 11 points in a

■Jan. ■ 25 - at CSL Invite (at

Maine East), 9 a.m.

Rambler varsity


Boys basketball

■Jan. ■ 24 - at St. Joseph,

7 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 28 - at Evanston,

7 p.m.

Girls basketball

■Jan. ■ 23 - host Montini,

7 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 25 - at Michigan City

(Ind.), 3 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 30 - host Lake Forest,

7 p.m.

Boys Bowling

■Jan. ■ 25 - at IHSA Sectional

(at Brunswick Zone

Glendale Heights Lanes),

9 a.m.

Girls bowling

■Jan. ■ 27 - vs. Fenwick (at

Arena Bowl - Oak Lawn),

4:15 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 29 - host De La Salle

(at Habetler Bowl),

4:15 p.m.

Boys swimming and


■Jan. ■ 24 - at Fenwick,

5:30 p.m.

high school highlights

The rest of the week in high school sports

shootout win at Marshall

High School Saturday, Jan.

18, in Chicago.

New Trier 47, Glenbrook

South 21

Aiden Casey led the Trevians

to a conference win

with 19 points and seven

rebounds Friday, Jan. 17,

in Glenview.

Girls Gymnastics

New Trier 145.75,

Glenbrook North 136.3

Maeve Murdock, Rachel

Zun, Avery Faulkner

and Maria Morabito each

won an event in the Jan. 16


■Jan. ■ 25 - at CCL Invite (at

Providence), 9 a.m.

Panther varsity


Girls basketball

■Jan. ■ 23 - at St. Francis de

Sales, 6 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 28 - host Woodlands,

7 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 30 - host ida Crown,

7:30 p.m.

Girls bowling

■Jan. ■ 27 - at Marist (at

Arena Bowl - Oak Lawn),

4:15 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 28 - host Glenbrook

North (at Bowlero Mount

Prospect), 4:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 29 - host Trinity (at

Habetler Bowl), 4:15 p.m.

Raider varsity


Boys basketball

■Jan. ■ 24 - host Northtown,

6 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 27 - at Christian

Liberty, 7 p.m.

Girls basketball

■Jan. ■ 25 - host Senn,

12:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 28 - host Elgin

Academy, 4:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 29 - at U-High, 5 p.m.

dual meet, while Amelia

Montgomery won the allaround


New Trier 138.1, Maine

South 134.4

Morabito won the vault

and the beam, while Sydney

Holder won the uneven

bars and Montgomery won

the all-around title Jan. 14.

Boys swimming

Trevian Relays

Loyola squeaked out a

win at one of the state’s top

invites, outlasting the host

Trevians 190-183 to win

the 16-team invite Saturday,

Jan. 18.

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St. Francis Xavier brings out the pros

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

Many people growing up in

Chicago in the 1990s recognized

the names Billy Wennington

and Dave Wannstedt,

even if they weren’t sports


Wennington played for the

Chicago Bulls from 1993 to

1999 and won three NBA

championships with the team,

while Wannstedt served as

the Chicago Bears coach from

1993 to 1998.

Since their careers have

ended, both Wennington and

Wannstedt have transitioned

over to the media side of

sports, with Wannstedt becoming

a broadcaster for Fox

sports since 2014 and Wennington

the color analyst for

Bulls radio broadcasts.

The two can now add

on other titles, as both are

coaches at St. Francis Xavier

School in Wilmette. The seven-foot

Wennington coaches

sixth- and seventh-grade girls

basketball, while Wannstedt

was the defensive coordinator

of the junior varsity football

team, a team made up of fifthand

sixth-grade students.

Both coaches are in their

first year coaching at the

school and each had his own

way of getting to the Wilmette


It was a way for Wannstedt

to be closer to his son, while

Wennington went out and

helped his son Rob, who is the

athletic director at St. Francis


“I really didn’t have any

intentions on helping out

coaching or doing anything,”

Wannstedt said. “I didn’t

know what to expect. I just

wanted to go up and got to see

my grandson play. And then

once I got up there, the head

coach and the other coaches,

were so nice to me. And they

basically said, ‘Any chance

you could help out a little bit?’

“So I said the days that I’m

off I’ll come up and help out.

So I would go up every week

and pick the linemen, take the

big guys, and have some fun

with them.”

Having coached at both the

collegiate and professional

levels and then going to teaching

kids who have never really

played the game of football

was quite the change for the

former Bears coach.

“I just kept it as fundamentals,”

he said. “I just think that

they got to have a good base.

They got to have good fundamentals

if they’re going to

play this thing. And that’s kind

of where I kept my focus. I really

never got into anything

more advanced than that.”

As a parent, Wannstedt had

two daughters, so he never had

the opportunity to coach sons

in football growing up. Of

course, coaching in the NFL

and college probably would

have prevented that as well.

But now, as a grandparent,

he has six grandchildren, five

of which are boys. His eldest

grandson is the sixth-grader

at St. Francis Xavier, playing

tackle football for the first


“I’m going to be coaching

for as long as my health holds

up,” Wannstedt said. “I plan

on coaching these young kids

for a long time.

“I think seeing him enjoy

it (was the most rewarding

part). As a kid, the first time,

not knowing how to put his

shoulder pads on and then seeing

him at the end of the year

where he got better at some of

the skills you have to do and

enjoying it. I would say when

you make improvement and

you enjoy what you’re doing,

that was awful rewarding.”

From one hardwood to the


Bill Wennington, a former Chicago Bulls player, gives

instruction to some of his St. Francis Xavier girls basketball

players. Photo submitted

Unlike Wannstedt, this

wasn’t Wennington’s first goaround

at coaching children.

When Rob was growing up,

he’d take his turn coaching his

teams and others as well.

The big difference between

then and coaching St. Francis

Xavier, a school that draws

kids from Wilmette, Winnetka

and other surrounding

suburbs, is that he would be

coaching girls this time, not


“My dad’s been around basketball

for 30-plus years and

he’s still a radio broadcaster

for the Bulls,” St. Francis

Xavier athletic director Rob

Wennington said. “So he’s got

a very busy travel schedule because

he travels with the Bulls

when they’re on road trips.

“But coaching has always

been part of his DNA. And

the cool part was when I was

a young kid growing up, I was

fortunate enough to have him

coach me a few years and it’s

something that I know he’s

aspired to get back into, but

didn’t really know how that

path would open up. When I

was in search of a few coaches,

we just had a conversation

and he said ‘Can I take a look

at your schedule? Will I be

available enough in my own to

make it work, and could you

give me a couple assistants to

fill in gaps when I’m unavailable?’

So we did just that and

it worked out for him to coach

one of our sixth and one of our

seventh grade girls teams.

And actually, I was at (a recent)

game and it’s cool to see

him enjoy himself and give


With the school having a

no-cut policy and the recent

merging with St. Joseph, St.

Francis Xavier has 17 basketball

teams this year, meaning

that gym space has been limited.

So much so, that the team

really only practices a couple

days a week, sometimes only


The limited schedule has allowed

Wennington to be present

at many games and practices,

so that hasn’t been an

issue for the teams.

Like Wannstedt, the return

to coaching has been a rewarding


“For me, it’s (about) growing

the game,” he said. “I love

the game of basketball and

what it’s done for me. It’s enabled

me to obviously have

a better life because I played

professionally. If I can grow

the game by getting young

people to love it, and they participate

in it even more, then

that’s fantastic.

“Really, just the day to day

interaction with the kids is

phenomenal. They’re great

kids. You get to see them literally

grow in front of you.”

Basketball Power Rankings

The 22nd Century Media Sports

Editors ranked the North Shore area

boys and girls basketball teams in our

coverage area throughout the season.


1. Loyola Academy (Previous week: 1)

Loyola lost its second game of the season

in a tough game against Homewood-

Flossmoor, one of the better teams in the


2. Glenbrook South (2)

The Titans held on to take down New

Trier in a tough battle before defeating a

strong Mundelein squad in the Lake Zurich

MLK Tournament semifinal.

3. New Trier (3)

New Trier almost pulled off the upset

at Glenbrook South before taking care of

business against Oak Lawn at the War on

the Shore. .

4. Highland Park (4)

The Giants won a good conference

game against Vernon Hills before falling

to Naperville Central..

5. Lake Forest (5)

Lake Forest couldn’t hang on against

Lake Zurich.

6. Glenbrook North (6)

The Spartans saw just how good Evanston

is in a conference loss.


1. Lake Forest (1)

The Scouts hit a tough stretch, losing to

both Libertyville and Hersey as they try to

heal up before the postseason.

2. Loyola Academy (2)

Loyola rebounded with strong wins

against Regina and Trinity.

3. New Trier (3)

The Trevians looked strong with wins

over Niles West and Glenbrook South.

4. Glenbrook North (4)

The Spartans saw just how good Evanston

is in a tough loss against the Wildkits.

5. Highland Park (5)

Highland Park lost tough games to Zion-Benton

and Vernon Hills.

6. Glenbrook South (6)

South couldn’t keep up with New Trier.

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Change of defense propels New Trier to War on the Shore win

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

There’s no doubt that

nobody, not even the New

Trier coaching staff, knew

what its team was going to

look like coming into the

year after losing so many

players from last year’s


However, after stumbling

through the holiday

season, dropping four

of their last six tournament

games, the Trevians

seem to be turning things

around, winning three of

their first four games of


That includes stretch includes

a 59-48 in the first

game of the 10th Annual

War on the Shore shootout

Saturday, Jan. 18, in Winnetka.


war on the shore

The War on the Shore

is a one-day event

featuring Evanston,

New Trier and

Loyola against other

Chicagoland teams.

Proceeds from the

shootout benefit the

Danny Did Foundation

and its work to protect

kids with epilepsy.

“You can tell we’re

progressing,” New Trier

coach Scott Fricke said.

“For the last month,

we’ve played nothing

but high-level teams, so

we’re used to it. It’s not,

‘Oh we’re playing a good

team today.’ We play good

teams every time we play.




“Despite these guys being

seniors, they didn’t

really play a lot last season.

Now we’re halfway

through our season, playing

against good competition

and they’re getting

experience and growing

from it.”

“We’ve just stuck with

the program and work

our taisl off every single

possession,” New Trier’s

John Carragher said.

“We’ve really come together

off the court and

that’s shown on the court.

Everybody trusts each


After taking a 9-7 lead

on a 3-pointer by Ian

Burns midway through

the first quarter, it was all

Trevians (11-9), who built

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New Trier’s John Carragher rises for a mid-range jumper against Oak Lawn Saturday,


right before the half.

That was, however, until

the third quarter started

and Oak Lawn showed

something it hadn’t really

done much of in the first

half: the ability of hitting

the three-point shot.

After making only two

threes in the first half,

both in the first quarter,

the Spartans hit three of

them to start the half and

force ties of 35-, 37- and

40-all. Oak Lawn would

fit five 3-pointers in the

third quarter alone.

“We were in a defense

to prevent their top two

scorers from scoring and

their secondary guys

stepped up and hit threes,”

Fricke said. “So it was intentional

that they weren’t

guarded and they proved

to us that they can make


“We changed defenses

and couldn’t get stops.

So we changed defenses

again, into a 2-3 zone, and

that won the game for us.”

With the game tied at

40 and 2 minutes, 13 seconds,

remaining in the

third period, Carragher

(14 points) took it into his

own hands to lead the Trevians.

The 6-foot-4 senior

scored New Trier’s next

10 points, helping turn

that 40-all tie into a 52-45

lead with 4:20 remaining.

His play was even more

necessary because two of

his teammates, Emmett

Burnside and Williams

Ryan, were both saddled

with foul trouble for a

good portion of the game,

each picking up his fourth

foul in the third quarter.

“I took what they gave

me,” Carragher said. “I

saw lanes, I took them. I

saw somebody on me, so

I’d pump fake.

“I didn’t try to force

anything, I really let the

game come to me. And it

came to me in the third

quarter and it showed on

the stat sheet.”

The Trevians were able

to ice the game down the

stretch by hitting three-offour

free throws and also

getting a couple clutch

baskets from Burns and

Jaden Katz to ice away

arguably their biggest win

of the season.

“This definitely helps

our confidence,” Carragher

said. “But to be honest,

we always want to

play these kinds of teams.

We’re excited to play

these up-tempo, hardnosed

teams because we

think we’re an up-tempo,

hard-nosed team.

“Beating them is a great

feeling, but we can’t relish

it too long. We’ve got

Evanston next Friday.”

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New Trier in midst of undefeated season

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

For many students, entering

high school can be

a tricky time where you’re

meeting new people, trying

to figure out what

clubs to join, what teams

to try out, where to fit in.

For the sophomore class

of this year’s New Trier

varsity team, it was trying

the sport of bowling. Other

than playing it for fun or at

birthday parties, etc., the

girls hadn’t competed in a

more competitive setting.

“They all came in fresh,”

New Trier coach David

Hjelmgren said. “I would

love for the kids to have

previous exposure, but it’s

pretty typical. They’re taking

a risk, taking a chance

and it’s exciting.”

The girls made such

great strides that this year,

through Jan. 15, the team

was undefeated with a record

of 10-0 in dual meets.

That, despite the fact that

six of the seven members

of the varsity squad were

sophomores; The seventh

team member is the

squad’s lone senior. In fact

of the 18 girls in the program,

only two are seniors

and one is a junior, everyone

else is a freshman or


“We’re having what I’d

call a really great season,”

Hjelmgren said. “What

I’ve loved about this group

is just how much they’ve

worked, worked in the

offseason, they’ve pushed

each other and are really

throwing the ball well.”

While the team’s success

hasn’t been an extreme

surprise, it’d be fair

not many expected the

Trevians to be undefeated

at the juncture, maybe not

even themselves.

“We focus a lot on teamwork,

so if somebody

doesn’t get the spare, we

tell them how to improve

or how to take the shot

and that helps,” Maya Morales,

who celebrated her

16th birthday during the

Jan. 15 win over Loyola,

said. “After practice and

repetition, we’ve learned

to get more into it and understand

where you need

to go to hit certain shots.”

“Part of our success is

when, for example, I do

poorly, my teammates try

to pick me up so I know

I can rely on them and

that takes away some of

the stress because we’re

all working on a similar

goal without pressure,”

fellow sophomore Lilli

McLaughlin said. “I also

think part of it was there

weren’t a lot of expectations

for us because we’re

so young.”

Both McLauhglin and

Morales say that during

the offseason, they try to

get to the bowling alley as

much as they can so they

can keep improving.

Having so many of the

girls be in the same class

2019-20 New Trier


Shannon Burgert,


Sarah Hughes, senior

Lilli McLaughlin,


Maya Morales,


Maya Palomino,


Erika Truong,


has become a treat for the

group, as they have others

in the same situation as

they are, going through the

same things.

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New Trier, Loyola’s Tomasiello qualify for sectional meet

Neil Milbert

Freelance Reporter

Glenbrook North and

New Trier are bound for

the sectional tournament

at the Glendale Heights

Bowlero on Saturday, Jan.

25, while Loyola sophomore

Jonathan Tomasiello

will compete as an individual.

They advanced by virtue

of their performances

in the regional tournament

at the Mount Prospect

Bowlero on Saturday, Jan.


Led by senior Logan

Cohn, defending champion

GBN bowled significantly

better than it did in

2019 but this time had to

settle for second place

behind Stevenson in the

10-team tournament. Stevenson

toppled 6,400 pins

in its six games versus the

Spartans’ 6,092.

New Trier came in third

with a 5,779 score. Notre

Dame secured the fourth

of the four qualifying

spots that were at stake by

defeating Niles West in a


The top-10 individuals

who were not members of

the four qualifying teams

also advanced and Tomasiello

was No. 4 on that list

with a 200 average.

The Spartans and Trevians

bowled head-to-head

in their sixth game and

both teams did well. GBN

came out on top, 1,031 to


“We had a few breakout

games,” New Trier coach

Andrew Juedes said. “Otherwise,

we were very consistent.

“Last week was an

anomaly. It’s great to extend

the season another

week and have a chance to

go downstate.”

Junior Matt Booden

wound up being the Trevians’

top bowler with

games of 191, 171, 237,

216, 191 and 228 for a 205


“We came off conference

knowing we needed to focus

on spares,” Booden

said. “That’s pretty much

what we did all week in

practice. During the upcoming

week we need to

stay on top of our spares.

We’ve been having a lot of

fun. We’re definitely thinking

about going downstate.”

The second best bowler

for the Trevians was senior

Christian Franke, who had

games of 248, 199, 199,

193, 159 and 191 for a 198


“The 159 was on the end

lane, which was the driest,”

Franke said. “It’s so

different from the other

lanes and I was having

trouble adjusting. “

This is Franke’s second

year at New Trier.

“I moved here from

Heidelberg, Germany,”

he said. “There, I maybe

bowled at birthday parties

and that was it. I started to

bowl competitively when

I came here and loved it.

What made it especially

good was I was coming

from a completely different

culture and it gave me

the opportunity to make a

new group of friends.”

Franke has no trace of a

German accent.

“I was born in Kentucky

and lived in Peoria for

quite a while before moving

to Germany for four

years because of my dad’s

job with Peoria Caterpillar,”

he explained.

Teaming up with

Booden and Franke in the

regional to take the Trevians

to the next level were

junior Nick Henner, with

a 189 average (games of

159, 203, 189, 212, 191

and 184); junior Max

Blake, 188 average (games

of 159, 203, 189, 212, 191

and 184); and junior Jack

Eadie, 185 average (games

of 201, 181, 177, 172, 156

and 228).

“Throughout the week

we worked on converting

spares, converting spares,

converting spares,” Blake

said. “That changes the

whole game. It gives you

more momentum.”

Like GBN and New

Trier, Loyola’s Tomasiello

will have momentum going

for him in the sectional


“I was averaging around

172 going into today,” said

the sophomore who bettered

his average by 28

pins. “Today was bowling

a little faster than I usually

do and it worked out.”

Tomasiello also improved

on his regional performance

of last year when

he made it to the sectional

by coming in 10th.

Coach Charles Halfpap’s

Ramblers, who came

in second in the previous

weekend’s Chicago Catholic

League Consolation Division

standings, finished

eighth in the regional.

Sean Mocny was

Loyola’s second best

bowler with an average of

176 highlighted by a 216

in the fifth game followed

by fellow senior Jake Carr

with a 170 average and a

222 in the third game.

Overall, Cohn was second

in the individual competition.

He knocked down

1,334 pins for a 222 average.

Stevenson’s Ryan Lerman

was the champion

with a score of 1405 that

translated to a 234 average.

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New Trier Green roars back for big league win

Gary Larsen, Freelance Reporter

Glenbrook North was in a

good place, holding a 2-1 lead

and starting the third period

with a 5-on-3 power play advantage,

when something bad

happened to the Spartans.

New Trier Green happened.

In a Scholastic Hockey

League showdown among its

top two teams, the first-place

Trevians scored three goals in

the third period to win in a 4-2

comeback on Saturday, Jan. 18

in Wilmette.

“They did not want to lose

tonight,” New Trier coach Bob

Melton said of his Trevians.

The Trevians killed off

North’s power-play advantage

at the outset of the third period,

and then quickly tied the game

2-2 on a Mac Zelazny goal.

Charlie Acri put New Trier up

3-2 with roughly 13 minutes remaining

in the third period, then

scored again with six minutes

left to play.

The Trevians were not a happy

hockey team as they headed

to the locker room trailing 2-1

after two periods, but they used

that anger to earn a 14-4 edge

in shots on net in the third and

showed some comeback grit.

“This team is so resilient,”

Melton said. “We get everybody’s

best game and GBN is

an excellent team. But I won’t

count these guys out against


“We don’t know who’s going

to do it for us on a given night.

We play everybody. (Goalie)

Preston Watt was supposed to

play tonight but he’s sick, and

Max Lee stepped in and played

great. Our defense helped him

out but he made some great


Lee finished with 24 saves

while North goalie Matt Carr

had 33 saves in the game.

Glenbrook North took a 1-0

lead when Daniel Wilcox followed

up an Andrew Rubin shot

and buried it early in the first

period. The Spartans stepped

onto the ice as a hungry team to

start the game.

“We were just playing gutsy,

playing physical, and I thought

that physicality forced their defensemen

to make tough plays,”

North’s Evan Izenstark said.

“We made them turn over the


New Trier’s Daniel Budington

tied the game late in the first

period on a Spencer Lifvendahl

assist. Rubin gave North a 2-1

lead early in the second on assists

from Casey Miller and

New Trier Green’s John Babnik looks to move the puck Saturday, Jan. 18, in Winnetka. Gary Larsen/22nd

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Matt Dahlke, and that’s where

the scoring stayed to intermission.

“I thought we played great,”

North coach Evan Poulakidas

said. “We wanted to come out

and be physical, we didn’t back

down, and we wanted to come

out and dictate the pace of the


“That was a man’s game tonight.

That was not a game for

the faint of heart at all.”

Poulakidas was particularly

pleased with the game Izenstark

gave him against New Trier, and

Melton singled out Livfendahl

for his effort in the win.

“I can’t overlook the job

Lifvendahl did,” Melton said.

“Their best player is Dahlke so

we matched him up with Lifven-

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Short-handed NSCDS falls to Woodlands

Gary Larsen

Freelance Reporter

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1. John Carragher


The New Trier

boys basketball

player scored 14

points to help the

Trevians take down

a strong Oak Lawn

team in the first

game of the 10th

annual War on the


2. Charlie Acri. The

New Trier Green

hockey player

scored two goals in

the third period to

lead the Trevians

to come-frombehind

win over

Glenbrook North.

It’s the Trevians’

fourth win over the

Spartans this year.

3. Amelia

Montgomery. The

New Trier gymnast

had herself a week

last week, winning

the all-around

title against both

Maine South and

Glenbrook North in

conference play.

Woodlands Academy senior

Annie Pulaski strives

to do what every good

point guard does for her

basketball team.

“It’s a team effort and

I’m just the one making eye

contact, making sure everyone

is composed and calling

the play,” Pulaski said.

Pulaski does more than

that. Now nearing 700

points scored in a four-year

varsity career, she leads the

Wildcats in scoring this

season at roughly 11 points

per game.

“She scored 17 against

Ridgewood, 20 against

Guerin Prep, 13 against

Regina Dominican and she

makes us go,” Woodlands

coach Mark Wax said.

Pulaski hit her scoring

average in Woodlands’ 31-

23 in over visiting North

Shore Country Day, leading

all scorers with 11

points in an Independent

School League game in

Lake Forest on Jan. 14.

Sister Ava Pulaski scored

seven and Liz Coughlin

scored six in the win for

Woodlands (11-5, 3-0),

while Edith Edwards-Mizel

led short-handed North

Shore Country Day (10-4,

2-2) with eight points.

Woodlands led 7-2 after

a quarter and 18-10 at halftime.

North Shore never

got within six points of the

lead in the second half. The

North Shore Country Day’s Edith Edwards-Mizel dribbles the ball past a Woodlands defender Jan. 14 in Lake

Forest. Gary Larsen/22nd Century Media

Raiders also got six points

from Jane Scullion in the

loss for North Shore, which

played without its top three

scorers due to injury and

illness, in Caroline Segal,

Natalie Duquette, and Allie


“Woodlands is a good

team, and they’re all seniors,”

North Shore coach

Bruce Blair said. “Our

passing got better as the

game went along but we’re

still adjusting to losing the

bulk of our scoring.”

Scrappy point guard

Edwards-Mizel did what

she could in attacking the

basket, but scoring was

difficult to come by for the


Still, the effort was there

for North Shore Country


“Before the game, all I

asked is that we put it all

out there,” Edwards-Mizel

said. “We’re don’t have a

full team but we can still

control how hard we work,

and I’m proud of each person

for how much effort

they gave on both sides of

the court.”

Blair applauded Edwards-Mizel’s


against Woodlands.

“Our kids always play

hard and I thought Edith

was just a rock,” Blair said.

“She was taking it in, drawing

contact, and she’s the

smallest kid on the floor.

She was absorbing contact,

and she was playing hard

defense. She’s just a tough


The win kept Woodlands

at pace with Latin for the

conference lead, and in the

process settled a score from

last season.

“Our goal this year is to

beat North Shore Country

Day and to win a regional,”

Wax said. “We lost to North

Shore in the regional last

year and we’re in the same

sub-sectional this year, so

we’ll see.”

Pulaski and the Wildcats

knew early on this year that

a winning season could be

in the works.

“We won all four games

at the Ridgewood tournament

to start the year and

we were really hyped up,

and went into the regular

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Listen Up

“They did not want to lose tonight.”

Bob Melton — New Trier Green hockey coach after his

team’s third-period rally to defeat Glenbrook North.

tunE in

What to watch this week

FENCING: The state’s best meet together to decide who the

top team is at the state meet.

• New Trier hosts the fencing state meet at 7 a.m.

Saturday, Jan. 25, in Northfield.


34 - This Week In

33 - Athlete of the Week

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Michael

Wojtychiw, m.wojtychiw@22ndcenturymedia.com.

The Wilmette Beacon | January 23, 2020 | WilmetteBeacondaily.com

Just short NSCD falls to conference

foe Woodlands, Page 39


watching Former

professional athletes coach

youth teams, Page 35

Green rallies for three third-period goals in win over GBN, Page 38

New Trier’s Spencer Lifvendahl (right) hounded Glenbrook North’s Matt Dahlke on Saturday, Jan. 18, in Northbrook. Gary Larsen/22nd Century Media

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