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Wilmette resident helps Chicago gang members

get off the streets, Page 6

Hip-hop artists Urban Prisoners of War will partner up with the Chicago-based

Gang Rescue and Refinement Passages program, a subset of Pride ROC, on

March 13 at Guaranteed Rate Field. Photos submitted

INSET: Wilmette’s Tricia Nolan (second from left) works with the program.

Protecting

the police

Agreement

with task force

amended, Page 3

Goodbye, Avoca

Center Building, land

razed, Page 12

Hockey superfan

Local student starts Tomahawk

Roundup, Page 14


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Pet of the Week............ 8

From the Village10

Editorial21

Puzzles24

Faith Briefs26

Dining Out28

Home of the Week31

Athlete of the Week39

The Wilmette

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THURSDAY

Community Solar Town

Hall

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

Wilmette Library, 1242

Wilmette Ave. Solar energy

is available in Illinois

for those who live in

multifamily units or can’t

install panels of their own.

Find out how to join a local

Community Solar Project

at a Town Hall Meeting.

Sponsored by Go Green

Wilmette and Trajectory

Energy Partners: gogreenwilmette.org.

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 Master.

FRIDAY

Rhymetime - 18 months

and up

10:30-11 a.m. Feb. 28,

Wilmette Library, 1242

Wilmette Ave. Fast-paced

stories, rhymes, and songs

for active children who require

caregiver assistance

to participate. Children 3

and under must be accompanied

by an adult.

SATURDAY

Maker Fest

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Feb. 29, Wilmette Public

Library, 1242 Wilmette

Ave. Meet area Makers

and experience hands-on

learning in technology, art,

and design.

SUNDAY

‘Pioneering Women’

exhibit

1 p.m. March 1, Wilmette

Historical Museum,

609 Ridge Road, Wilmette.

Opening of exhibit

kicks off Women’s History

Month. Free reception

from 1-2 followed by

lecture with Lori Osborne,

director of the Evanston

Women’s History Project

and the Frances Willard

House Museum, on “Illinois

Women and the Fight

for the Vote.” The lecture

is free for Museum members

and $5 for non-members.

For more information

about the opening or lecture,

visit www.wilmettehistory.org

or call (847)

853-7666.

MONDAY

Felt Flower Canvas

Banners

4-4:45 p.m. March

2, Wilmette Public Library,

1242 Wilmette Ave.

Grades 4-6. Create banners

with felt flowers to

celebrate spring.

TUESDAY

Adult Coloring

2-3:30 p.m. March 3,

Wilmette Public Library,

1242 Wilmette Ave. Discover

the therapeutic benefits

of coloring at this

drop-in adult coloring program.

Relax, reduce stress,

and leave feeling restored!

WEDNESDAY

Mather Readers

7:30-8:30 p.m. March 4,

2801 Old Glenview Road,

Wilmette. Book group is

open to the public. Held

first Wednesday of the

month.

UPCOMING

Armchair Travels

1-2:30 p.m. March 5,

Wilmette Public Library,

1242 Wilmette Ave. Take

a DVD tour of historic

walks in the US.

Going Green Matters

Noon-4 p.m. March 8,

Michigan Shores Club,

911 Michigan Ave., Wilmette.

Join Go Green Wilmette

and the Village of

Wilmette at this fun, allages

fair where you will

find practical, green choices

for your home, garden,

recreation and transportation

needs. Highlights include:

E galleries of tree

images, a green home

makeover and solar electricity

opportunities. Details

at gogreenwilmette.

org. Free.

Game On - Teens only

7-8 p.m. March 9, Wilmette

Public Library, 1242

Wilmette Ave. Get together

and play our ever-expanding

selection of board

games, card games, and

Nintendo Switch games.

You can also use this time

to suggest new games for

purchase!

ONGOING

World War II Veterans’

Roundtable

10-11:30 a.m., third

Wednesday of every

month, Wilmette Public

Library, 1242 Wilmette

Ave., Wilmette. World War

II veterans gather for lively

conversation and plentiful

coffee. Participants rarely

miss a meeting. Newcomers

are welcome.

Observation Days

By appointment, weekdays,

Rose Hall Montessori

School, 1140 Wilmette

Ave., Wilmette.

Observation days are held

every day at Rose Hall, so

call the school to schedule

an appointment. Observe a

classroom, meet with the

director and learn about

how a Montessori school

can benefit your child.

Schedule an appointment

by emailing admin@rosehallmontessori.org

or by

calling (847) 256-2002.

Tuesday Tours, Baker

Demonstration School

By appointment, 9-10

a.m., Tuesdays, Baker

Demonstration School,

201 Sheridan Road, Wilmette.

Baker welcomes

parents to schedule an

appointment to see their

Pre-kindergarten through

eighth-grade classrooms

in action, each Tuesday

while school is in session.

Tour the campus, meet the

faculty and staff, and learn

how Baker’s century-long

commitment to progressive

education can benefit

your child. Call (847)

425-5813 or admissions@

bakerdemschool.org to

confirm your appointment.

Ronald Knox visits

By appointment, Ronald

Knox Montessori School,

2031 Elmwood Ave., Wilmette.

Offers programs for

children ages 6 mos. - 6

years.

Visit the school to see

authentic Montessori in

action and learn how an

experience at an accredited

Montessori school

could benefit your child.

To schedule a tour or for

more information, contact

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users by submitting your event at

WilmetteBeacon.com/calendar

For just print*, email all information to

eric@wilmettebeacon.com

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

Anita McGing, Director of

Admissions & Enrollment,

at anita_mcging@ronaldknox.org,

or call (847)

256-2922, x19.

Books Down Under

Hours vary, Wilmette

Public Library, 1242 Wilmette

Ave. Friends of the

Wilmette Public Library

has the only bookstore in

town. Books Down Under

is a used bookstore on the

Library’s Lower Level.

Donated books are sold at

bargain prices and book

sales support library programs,

events, art installations

and materials. Books

Down Under has expanded

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

Monday, Wednesday, Friday;

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

7-8:45 p.m. Tuesday and

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

Saturday.

Type 1 Diabetes Lounge

7 p.m., second Wednesday,

Wilmette Library,

1242 Wilmette Ave. The

Type 1 Diabetes Lounge

provides a supportive social

network with monthly

programs provided by

medical and technical

professionals with topics

such as research updates,

cutting-edge technologies,

management techniques

and lifestyle issues.

Connect with peers to

exchange information,

feelings and ideas for creative

problem solving.

Find out more at type1diabeteslounge.org.


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Kenilworth Village Board

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 8 days ago

Amendments address liability in cases involving police officers, crime task force

Fouad Egbaria

Freelance Reporter

The Kenilworth Village

Board updated its intergovernmental

police assistance

agreement with

the North Regional Major

Crimes Task Force, of

which it has been a member

since 1997.

The board approved

the amended agreement

during its Tuesday, Feb.

18 regular meeting. The

amendments address liability

in case of an incident

involving an officer

to better protect the

task force, also known as

NORTAF, from being a

suable entity.

“The whole purpose of

this was to prevent someone

from suing NOR-

TAF,” Police Chief David

Miller said. “That gives

all of our towns more protection,

and we wanted

to make NORTAF not a

suable entity, which this

attempts to do. A judge

could rule that it is, but

then there’s a procedure

in place if a judge were

to say ‘yes, you can sue

NORTAF.’”

Section 9 of the resolution

approved by the Village

Board address the organization’s

legal status.

“The Members acknowledge

and agree that

NORTAF is not a legal

entity that can sue or be

sued,” the resolution text

stated. “In the event that

NORTAF is named as a

party to a lawsuit, claim,

or action, either individually

or as a co-defendant

to any Member, no Member

shall take any action

or position that is contrary

to this Section 9; rather,

all Members hereby

agree that unless and until

a court of competent

jurisdiction rules otherwise,

the Members shall

not take the position that

NORTAF is a legal entity,

public body, or can sue or

be sued.”

The Village’s fiscal

year 2020 budget includes

$5,700 toward its membership

in NORTAF.

Membership in NOR-

TAF affords the Village

assistance in dealing with

police investigations of

violent crimes, burglary

patterns and major traffic

crashes that exceed

the Village’s capability, a

summary included in the

board packet for the Tuesday

meeting noted.

“We can’t control who

they sue, but what this

does is it gives us all

greater protection so you

can’t just blanketly sue

everyone in NORTAF,”

Miller said. “You’d have

to have a specific reason

for this officer because of

the actions they did and so

on.”

Each member of NOR-

TAF was asked to adopt a

resolution for the amended

agreement, without

which the member would

no longer be a member of

NORTAF.

The other NORTAF

members are: Evanston,

Glencoe, Glenview, Lincolnwood,

Morton Grove,

Niles, Northbrook, Northfield,

Skokie, Wilmette

and Winnetka.

Board authorizes bucket

lift truck purchase, truck

disposal

Also during the Tuesday

night meeting, the

board approved an ordinance

waiving the formal

bidding process and authorizing

the purchase of

a 2012 Ford F350 bucket

truck from Power Equipment

Leasing Company,

of Romeoville, Illinois,

for $35,000.

The board also declared

the Village’s 2002 Ford

F350 bucket truck as surplus

equipment and authorized

its disposal.

“The sole, medium

duty F350 Bucket Lift

Truck operated by Public

Works is 18- years old, in

poor condition, and has

exceeded its anticipated

service life,” the board

packet summary noted.

“A used 2012 F350 bucket

truck, outfitted with the

necessary equipment, has

been identified at a purchase

price below average

for used vehicles of this

type.”

According to information

included in the packet,

an estimated $10,000

will be spent to prepare

the truck for the Village’s

use, which will include

painting, adding Village

identifiers and adding a

rubber-sprayed bedliner.

The bucket truck is used

by Village staff for tree

trimming, plus streetlight

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Wilmette resident finds calling with Gang Rescue and Refinement Passages

Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

Tricia Nolan walks the

talk.

The Wilmette resident

saw an opportunity to help

make a difference in others’

lives and became involved.

It began following

a career change.

Nolan, who worked

originally as a certified

public accountant, decided

to return to school

and obtain a master’s degree

in social work and

later obtained became a

licensed clinical social

worker.

“I was doing my externship

at Center for Contextual

Change, headed

by trauma expert Mary Jo

Barrett,” Nolan said. “She

was working with a relatively

new organization,

Pride Refining Our Communities,

in Englewood. I

liked what I saw and decided

to volunteer.”

The program, started

in 2016 by Ra Frye, a

former gang member,

takes young men off Chicago’s

Englewood streets

through his Gang Rescue

and Refinement Passages

program.

“It takes gang members

from their environment

and puts them in an

immersive experience,”

Nolan said. “These ‘Passengers’

experience eight

days in a nature area

where they are free of distraction

and potential danger.”

The program is a subset

of Pride ROC.

Since 2016, 35 young

men completed the Passage

process.

“I like the process because

it includes yoga and

meditation both of which

I am trained in,” she said.

“They also teach marshal

arts and restorative justice.

They develop selfawareness

and become

more disciplined in their

lives.”

When the young men

come back to the community,

they may go to

an Urban Prisoner of War

house.

“There they have individual

and group therapy,”

Nolan said. “They are

assigned a case manager

and have continued access

to support meetings,

job placement and other

services. Their families

are also welcomed into

the group and individual

trauma therapy.

“Many of them are talented

performers and start

rapping about the positive

— what it is like to be a

‘Passenger’ and be able

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Nolan added that five

mother figures — actual

mothers, grandmothers,

aunts and other mother-like

figures — went

through the Passengers

process so they could better

understand what these

young men were learning

and be better able to help

them.

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“I have been there in the

circle listening to these

young men share their stories

and talk about what

they have learned about

themselves,” she said. “It

is extraordinary.

“I am so moved by what

I have seen. I believe in

Frye’s efforts to create

a peace renaissance in

Englewood. I have made

a personal commitment

to reach to friends and

neighbors to help make

this happen.”

One of the things Nolan

has done is become a

Pride ROC Advocate.

In that role, she is organizing

the Pride ROC

Experience, a fundraising

event, March 13, at Guaranteed

Rate Field, in the

Guaranteed Rate Club,

the home of the Chicago

White Sox. Tickets are

$150 a person. Sponsorship

is $1,000.

“The evening will include

a dynamic performance

by Urban Prisoners

of War, a group of talented

hip-hop artists, who over

two years have evolved

from ‘Pioneer Passengers’

to credible messengers

and Price ROC partners

in this peace movement,”

Nolan said. “There will be

a creative raffle and silent

auction among other surprises.”

The cost of a “Passage”

for each participant averages

$2,000. Foundation

funding has been covering

the costs. It is necessary

to supplement this

funding, both to enroll

new “Passengers” and to

provide ongoing support

for participants and their

families upon return to the

community.

“When I learned about

what Tricia was doing to

help the Englewood community,

I decided to get

involved and joined the

fundraising committee for

starters,” said Susan Pekar,

her Wilmette neighbor.

“Our goal for the fundraiser

is $50,000,” Nolan

said. “Wilmette and

North Shore businesses

have been very generous

donating prizes and

gift baskets. Englewood

does not have many businesses

so the event needs

the support from outside

their community to

grow and thrive. Through

Pride ROC we are going

to change and save lives.

We must walk the talk so

that we can wake up in the

morning and know that

we have made a difference

in others’ lives.”

For more information,

contact Tricia Nolan or Ra

Frye, Pride ROC Chicago,

P.O. Box 15232, Chicago,

IL 60615; nolantricia35@

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Mookie

The Lundstedt

family, of

Wilmette

He is a poodle

and Coton de

Tuléar mix, who

turned 1 in

November. He

wants to play

with all the dogs

(big and small!)

and says hi to

every person on

the block. He

is loved by his

family and neighbors!

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

eric@wilmettebeacon.com or 60 Revere Drive, Suite 888,

Northbrook, IL 60062.

How We Met Contest

Wilmette couple found one another

‘simpatico’ right from beginning

Eric degrechie

Editor

It was no simple task

selecting the overall winner

for our annual How

We Met contest, for which

we gathered entries from

our seven newspapers and

picked one grand champion.

But we read so many

inspiring, funny, sweet and

heartwarming tales of love

that we wanted to make

sure we shared more. So

here’s another special entry!

Thank you to everyone

who took the time to write

and submit an essay for

our annual How We Met

contest, and below is our

winning entry out of Wilmette.

Enjoy.

The winning entry

comes from Peter Slonek

and Marcia Heeter, of Wilmette.

The couple will receive

a dozen roses from

our friends at Morning

Glory Flower Shop, 1135

Central Ave., Wilmette.

They have also won a $50

gift certificate from longtime

partner, Depot Nuevo,

1139 Wilmette Ave.

Thanks so much to these

great local businesses for

helping us out and congratulations

to the winning

couple.

Here is their entry:

In January 2003 Marcia,

a long-time resident

of Wilmette, and I, living

in a small town in northern

Utah, signed up for a oneweek

workshop to be held

at a retreat center in the

mountains above Lima,

Peru. It was titled “The

Eagle Meets the Condor”

and was sponsored by

the Dances of Universal

Peace, an international

organization which we

both belonged to. The participants

turned out to be

a lively crowd of about

30 aspiring dance leaders

from North and South

America. From the beginning

Marcia, and I found

each other ‘simpatico.’ We

had frequent personal conversations,

sat next to each

other at meals and on the

third day ended up doing

kitchen duty, helping our

Peruvian cooks. I had become

more curious when

I saw Marcia’s home town

listed as Wilmette. This

name had appeared in my

life once before. I grew up

in Austria. In high school,

after World War II, we

were encouraged to sign

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Wilmette’s Peter Slonek and Marcia Heeter, Wilmette winners of The Beacon’s How

We Met Contest. Photo submitted

up for a pen pal in the US

to practice our English. I

ended up with Jean in Wilmette.

I never met Jean, although

I made an attempt

when I passed through

Chicago years later, when

I first came to the US as a

student.

On the bus taking us

back to Lima at the end

of the week Marcia and I

sat together. After a group

dinner out we shared a taxi

to the airport with other

dancers headed home. I

was meeting a friend who

would join me on my coveted

trip to Machu Pichu.

As the group disappeared

into the crowd, Marcia

turned around and, saying

goodbye, gave me a very

quick kiss. Later, from

home, I contacted Marcia

and asked if she could

share some photos of the

workshop, since my camera

had been stolen early on

in my Peru adventure. After

several emails I asked,

very casually, if that kiss

at the Lima airport had had

any deeper meaning. The

answer was affirmative

and led to increasingly flirtatious

emails which climaxed

in a rendezvous in

San Francisco, while visiting

our daughters there.

Later we explored each

other’s homes and found a

perfect match in our lives’

passions. Soon after we

decided to get married.

And did so at Lake Street

Church in Evanston. We

celebrated our 15 wedding

anniversary on Feb. 6 of

this year.


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From the Village

Spring 2020 tree planting

application available

Now is the time to apply

for a tree through the

Village Cooperative Tree

Planting Program for the

Spring of 2020.

According to the Village

of Wilmette, this program

allows residents to select a

tree from a list of six different

species, which may

vary from year-to-year,

with the option to upgrade

to a larger size. Participation

in the shared-cost

Cooperative Tree Planting

Program allows the Village

to maximize the number

of trees planted annually,

which helps keep our

community green.

The deadline is April 10

and supplies are limited.

Residents are encouraged

to contact the Forestry

Division with any

questions regarding tree

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and locations for planting

new trees in the parkway.

All public planting locations

and species must be

approved by the Forestry

Division. Contact the

Forestry Division (847)

853-7587 or emailing forestry@wilmette.com.

Tips as coyote mating and

pupping season approaches

As spring approaches,

coyotes will enter mating

season (late February/

early March) and pupping

season (mid-April) and

may be more likely to display

aggressive behaviors,

especially near dens. The

Village reminds residents

to take the following preventative

safety measures

to promote peaceful coexistence

with wildlife in

Wilmette.

• Never intentionally

feed coyotes and do not

feed other wildlife. Birds,

In

Lo vingMemory

Barbara Ann Sutton Malmquist

Barbara Ann Sutton Malmquist, 81, passed away from an

unexpected illness January 11, 2020 in Centennial, Colorado. Born

October 22, 1938 in Antioch, CA to John Sutton and Dorothy Lucile

Millikin Sutton. Barbara spent her early years in Antioch and then

Sacramento, CA before moving to Denver, CO with her family in

1952. She attended East High School and went on to study Political

Science and History at the University of Colorado, Boulder. After

graduation, Barbara moved back to California and worked in real

estate development before moving to the Chicago area in 1964. After working in public relations for a few

years, Barbara changed careers and began a life-long career in the financial sector. She began this financial

centered career with several years at McCormick Investments, Inc. and helped manage investments in both

real estate and individual brokerage accounts. She later obtained her licensure in life and health insurance

as well as a Certified Financial Planner designation. With these tools, she spent the later part of her career

as a CFP helping clients create and obtain their financial goals.

Barbara married Bertel Theodore Malmquist in 1971 and had two daughters, Christina Elizabeth and

Jennifer Ann. She also became stepmother to Bert’s five children from previous marriages, Judy, Virginia,

Steven, Lisa and Ellen. The two divorced in 1990 but remained close until Bert’s death in 1993.

Barbara was a long-time resident of Winnetka, IL until she moved back to Denver to be closer to her

daughters in early 2019. She was an avid traveler, artist and volunteer. She loved the Chicago area and the

mountains of Colorado. She valued time with her family above all else and loved unconditionally. She was

preceded in death by her half sister, Katherine Jane Baggs. Barbara will be greatly missed and honored in

love by her daughters, Christina Malmquist Heitman (Duncan), Jennifer Malmquist Bolda (Daniel) and her

grandchildren Lucy and Elizabeth Heitman, Lincoln and Trevor Bolda, her sister Elizabeth Leigh Dibb, her

brother in law Darrell W. Baggs, stepbrother Rodger Bowman, her niece Katherine Dibb Ridder, nephew

Brian Dibb, her step children and many step grandchildren as well as her many beloved friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 29th, 1:30 pm at the

Winnetka Congregational Church 725 Pine Street, Winnetka, IL 60093.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Barbara’s name to the

Winnetka Congregational Church or the Eldora Land Preservation Fund

P.O. Box 988 Nederland, CO 80466

mice, rabbits and squirrels

attract coyotes and other

predatory animals.

• Examine your property

and eliminate coyote

attractors. Coyotes are

drawn to food, water and

shelter.

• Never leave your pet

unattended outside, especially

at night, and keep

your pet on a leash in public

places.

• Reinforce a fear of humans

by yelling, throwing

a rock or spraying a hose if

you see a coyote.

If you witness aggressive

behavior and are not

in immediate danger, contact

the Police Department

at (847)-256-1200 or email

Commander Michael Mc-

Garry at mcgarrym@wilmette.com

with non-emergency

coyote concerns.

From the Village includes excerpts

from the e-newsletter.


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PACE wraps up public hearings on proposed service changes

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

Officials from Pace, the

Suburban Bus Division of

Regional Transportation

Authority, held a meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the

Wilmette Public Library,

seeking public input on

proposed service changes

resulting from the North

Shore Transit Service Coordination

Plan and Market

Analysis.

The meeting was the

last of six local meetings

held in Chicago and along

the North Shore communities.

The goal was to

gather information that

will allow for improved

coordination of transit

services in North Cook

County.

Chris Canning, former

Wilmette Village President

and current Pace

director, explained the

meeting was simply to

gather resident feedback.

“Your input is very

valuable in helping us formulate

a final plan, most

likely, this upcoming

August,” Canning said.

“We encourage people to

ask questions tonight and

follow-up with emails. As

of now, we have already

received about 800 emails

with suggestions and

feedback, all that will help

us make a decision that is

best for our riders.”

Pace’s Senior Planner

Christian Turner said the

restructuring plans are

meant to “address underperforming

services and

reallocate services to

more productive routes.”

The proposed restructuring

service changes

impact five routes: 215,

225, 226, 422 and 423; the

addition of one new route

424; and the discontinuation

of two routes 210 and

421. Most relevant to residents

of the North Shore

are routes 421, 422, 424

and 423.

Pace is proposing to

discontinue the 421 route,

along with other very

low-demand trips. High

demand trips that operate

by schools such as Loyola

Academy, Regina Dominican

and New Trier West

are proposed to be retained

and added to Route 422,

using both Lake Avenue

and Wilmette Avenue. Additional

trips to serve students

would also operate

on Routes 213 and 423.

The proposed 422 route

would start and end at the

Glenview Metra Station

and Linden CTA. This

route would no longer operate

to Northbrook Court

via Waukegan, Willow,

Shermer, Waukegan and

Lake Cook. Service on

Waukegan between Glenview

and Willow would

be replaced by Route 423.

In addition to providing

school trips for Loyola,

Regina and New Trier

West students, route 422

would make one morning

school trip and one afternoon

school trip between

Glenbrook South High

School and Glenview, officials

added.

The proposed addition

of route 424 would run

between the Linden CTA

station and the Glen of

North Glenview Metra

via Sheridan, Elm, Hibbard,

Willow and Old Orchard.

Route 424 would

replace portions of the

current Route 423. Some

Route 423 school trips to

and from Linden CTA and

New Trier/Loyola would

move to Route 424.

When attendees questioned

why the addition of

route 424 was proposed,

Pace representatives explained

after analyzing

Please see PACE, 14

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 7 days ago

Avoca Center razed on Illinois Road, next to Marie Murphy

Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

The Avoca Center is no

more.

The building and land,

owned by Avoca School

District 37 and located

just west of Marie Murphy

School on Illinois Road in

Wilmette, is being razed.

“Avoca Center for years

was rented out to educational

agencies including

One Hope United

Day Care and Arlyn Day

School that generated

revenue for District 37,”

Superintendent Dr. Kaine

Osburn said. “As the expense

of keeping up the

facility started to overtake

the revenue, the board

sought alternative uses

for the building and property.”

The Board formed a

committee to examine the

options for the uses of Avoca

Center and obtained

input from the community.

The committee considered

selling the land to developers,

but holding the

land for potential different

uses by District 37 was

important, such as making

it more available for community

purposes according

to Osburn.

“The Board concluded

that it was in the District’s

long-term interests

to hold onto the property

but explore ways to have

it generate what revenue it

could,” he said.

In his last year with District

37, Superintendent

Kevin Jausch — Osburn’s

predecessor — helped the

District 37 Board secure

a facility use agreement

with North Shore Country

Day School.

Osburn became District

37’s superintendent effective

July 1, 2019.

“This arrangement has

NSCD contributing to the

A construction crew demolishes the Avoca Center, located just west of Marie Murphy School on Illinois Road,

earlier this week in Wilmette. Photos by Hilary Anderson/22nd Century Media

expense of demolishing

the building and installing

new high school regulation

soccer fields,” Osburn

said. “NSCD will have

exclusive use of the two

new fields during the fall

and spring sessions for the

next 16 years.”

Osburn continued that

District 37 retains the

right to rent out the fields

for use when NSCD is not

using them so more revenue

can be generated in

the long run.

“It costs nearly $30,000

a year to maintain the

Marie Murphy property,”

Osburn said. “District 37

wants to rent the fields

so those expenses can be

reduced or fully met,” he

said. “Right now those expenses

are not, but the new

high quality fields will

make it more likely that

can happen because there

will be a demand to use

those fields. Our District

37 is currently exploring

options with groups interested

in renting the fields

when NSCD is not using

them.”

Osburn added that in

the long run, the property

will remain in the hands

of District 37 and its community.

“It can be used for youth

sports and generate very

modest revenue,” he said.

“While the expense of

maintaining the fields will

not be wholly covered by

revenue generation, those

expenses will be reduced

greatly, which is important

as District 37 seeks to reduce

its ongoing operating

deficit.”


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New Trier student creates own hockey broadcast

Alexa Burnell

Freelance Reporter

Frank Zawrazky, a senior

at New Trier, is making

giant strides in the

field of sports broadcasting

through his self-discovered

Tomahawk Roundup

— a broadcast capturing

the ins and outs and the

movers and shakers who

define the game of hockey.

It all began during his

sophomore year. Zawrazky,

a hockey superfan,

began the broadcast as a

game recap program, but

a family trip to Minnesota

inspired him to take the

Tomahawk Roundup to a

whole new level.

“Tommy Wingels (Wilmette

native) — a player

for the Boston Bruins at

the time — was staying at

the same place as my family,

so I reached out to see

if I could get an interview.

He agreed and I was a nervous

wreck,” Zawrazky

said. “I didn’t know the

interview game, but I just

started talking to him, asking

about his time in San

Jose and his experiences as

a New Trier student. The

interview ended up going

really well, propelling

me to turn the Tomahawk

Roundup into more than

just a recap program.”

Over the next year, Zawrazky

refined his skills

and mastered his ability to

land dream interviews. As

a result, he began featuring

legends like Dock Emrick,

Eddie Olczyck, Dave Bolland

and Collin Delia, to

list a few examples. Zawrazky

also established

rapport with the Chicago

Wolves, who have currently

become some of his

biggest supporters.

Within his own backyard,

Zawrazky also

caught the attention of

the New Trier Green level

hockey team. Not long after

recapping a few of their

games, the team asked Zawrazky

to become their

official public address announcer.

“The entire team has

taken me in as family.

Usually, guys like me who

don’t skate aren’t in the

mix, but these guys have

treated me like a teammate,”

Zawrazky said.

“They’ve even given me a

jersey and jacket, making

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Since then, Zawrazky

has developed a facet of

the Tomahawk Roundup,

called “Road to the

States” which talks about

the team’s journey to state

championship games.

Recently, he even broadcasted

his program from

the United Center’s press

box, during a game played

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New Trier hockey captain

Brian Dolby applauds

Zawrazky’s success,

thrilled to have him as an

official part of the team.

“Frank has impacted us

tremendously. It’s great

to know that he cares so

much about us and our

sport,” Dolby said. “We

love to give back to Frank

and recognize him as an

official part of our team.”

For Zawrazky, the sky

is the limit and the word

“no” is not in his vocabulary.

He credits his passion

and his determination for

his success.

“I won’t take no for an

answer. To land the interview,

I’ve learned to try a

variety of techniques and

build rapport with those in

the field,” Zawrazky said.

“I’m committed and fully

believe I will get any interview

I set my sights on.”

This determination has

landed Zawrazky an interview

with NHL bad

boy, Sean Avery, and a

coveted opportunity to air

a broadcast with Kirby

Dach, who he interviewed

prior to Dach joining the

Blackhawks. NHL rules

typically do not allow the

airing of such an interview,

however, Zawrazky, approached

the right people

at the right time, earning

the approval to run Dach’s

interview on the Tomahawk

Roundup.

As a member of the debate

team too, Zawrazky

says he applies his determination

and gift for gab

to all facets of his life, noting

how both endeavors

have taught him valuable

life lessons.

“What I’ve learned is

that you need to really

think about where you

put your energy, because

if you put your energy in

the right place, you are

going to get big results,”

Zawrazky said. “I’ve also

learned how to prioritize

myself and my goals and

how to earn other people’s

respect. I take what I do

very seriously and I’m so

happy to see how far the

Tomahawk Roundup has

come and I’m even more

excited to see where it will

go.”

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ridership on all bus routes

in the North Shore area,

they determined that route

423 serves two markets.

There are riders that use

Route 423 to move north

and south between Harlem

CTA and Glenview

and there are riders that

use Route 423 to move

east and west between the

Linden CTA and the Glen

of North Glenview.

As a result, they said,

on-time performance has

been an issue on route 423,

thus leading to Pace officials

recommending the

Route 423 be split into two

separate routes.

Officials reiterated that

the proposals are just that,

proposals, and they are to

be implemented in August

2020. Their goals are to

focus on demand, create

a stronger grid, grow ridership,

shift resources to

more passengers and serve

new connections and new

markets.

For more about the

North Shore Coordination

Plan, visit the “Projects

and Studies” section at

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New Trier set to celebrate 100th anniversary of choir program

Aaron Dorman

Freelance Reporter

In April of 1920, New

Trier High School’s Choir

Opera program performed

their first musical, “H.M.S.

Pinafore.”

One hundred years later,

the musical theater department

is giving a special

performance of “Jesus

Christ Superstar” that will

be the largest production in

the program’s history, with

more than 200 student performers

between the orchestra,

cast and crew.

“Our production is

unique,” said David Ladd,

department chair, at the

Tuesday, Feb. 18 New

Trier District 203 Board of

Education meeting.

Ladd made the unusual

decision to include both

the chamber and symphony

orchestras in their production.

“We’re actually putting

the orchestra on stage and

bringing the set down into

the pit, so it’s going to be

much closer to the audience,”

Ladd said.

Ladd promised a “super

exciting” take on the

show itself, which is now

50 years old, in a genderswapped

casting of several

roles, including Judas, the

play’s sympathetic antagonist,

who will be played

by New Trier student Sara

Bunge. Bunge sang the

opening number, “Heaven

on Their Mind,” for attendees

of the meeting.

The show will be performed

at New Trier High

School March 5-8: 7 p.m.

performances Thursday

through Saturday, and a 2

p.m. Sunday matinee.

Social Emotional Learning

[hed]

As part of both the district’s

2019-2020 annual

plan and the New Trier

2030 long-term vision, Assistant

Superintendent for

Special Education Joanne

Panopoulos gave a presentation

on efforts for student

social and emotional

learning.

“Our core belief is that

SEL is as important for our

future success as intellectual

development,” Panopoulos

said. “Similar to

the content areas in which

we teach, our staff cannot

teach and model SEL for

our students if they do not

have an understanding of

their own social-emotional

skills.”

The district committee

responsible for implementing

an SEL model — New

Trier has been utilizing the

framework created by The

Collaborative for Academic,

Social, and Emotional

Learning — is still in the

goal-setting stage. Panopoulos

said the aim is to

have a township CASEL

training in June, at the end

of the school year.

One tool the committee

found helpful was a selfassessment

for New Trier

teachers and staff, which

was used during an SEL

kick-off event in November,

so they can see their

strengths and limitations.

“Sometimes when we

are not so optimistic and

we realize that we’re human,”

Panopoulos said.

“Things are an ebb and

flow in these areas, but

having an understanding

and awareness [of that]

could impact the work that

you’re doing.”

Superintendent Paul

Sally said the committee

was thinking about how

practices of SEL can connect

with current practices

in the classroom. According

to Sally, departments

will start tailoring the concept

of SEL to specific curriculums,

and over the next

few years the school district

hopes to have screeners

for students as well, but

a pilot project would have

to be developed first.

“This work only really

happens when it happens

in the classroom and continues

with students,” Sally

said.

New Trier student Sara Bunge (left) and David Ladd,

musical theater department chairman, meet up at the

Feb. 18 New Trier District 203 Board of Education

meeting. Aaron Dorman/22nd Century Media

Connecting with young

families

Nicole Dizon, director

of communications, spoke

briefly of the challenges

with onboarding students

into the high school program

from private, center

or homeschooling backgrounds.

The strategic

planning committee on

Community Engagement

wanted to hone in on families

with younger children;

students, now seniors, who

were on the committee last

year said they came from

smaller center schools and

that they just didn’t know

what to expect when the

got to New Trier. Dizon

wanted future work to address

myths and ease the

transition.

The committee has created

a new publication,

“Getting to Know New

Trier High School.” that

was published in January.

Leadership at New Trier

As part of the annual

plan, Northfield Campus

Principal Paul Waechtler

touted the school’s student

leadership opportunities,

as well as staff members,

some of whom have written

for the AP tests, and

participated in state and

national conferences.

Full story at Wilmette-

BeaconDaily.com.

School News

Miami University

Wilmette students make

president’s list

Elizabeth Test and

Adrien Lana, both of Wilmette,

were named to the

president’s list for the first

semester of the 2019-2020

school year.

Residents make dean’s list

Ramata Dumbuya, of

Kenilworth, and Noelle

Dondanville, of Wilmette,

made the dean’s list

for the first semester of the

2019-2020 school year.

Michigan state University

Wilmette student makes

dean’s list

Liz Trusnky, of Wilmette,

was named to the

dean’s list for the fall

2018 and 2019 semesters.

A graduate of New Trier

High School, Trunsky will

graduate with a degree in

criminology, with an emphasis

in forensics, this

spring.

Georgia Tech

Kenilworth resident named

to dean’s list

Katherine Genty, of

Kenilworth, made the

dean’s list for the fall 2019

semester.

University of Alabama

Wilmette student makes

president’s list

Nathan Yamaguchi, of

Wilmette, was named to

the president’s list for the

fall 2019 semester.

Marquette University

Wilmette resident named

to dean’s list

Nicholas Bruns, of Wilmette,

made the dean’s list

for the fall 2019 semester.

Bruns is majoring in biomedical

engineering.

Cornell College

Wilmette student makes

dean’s list

Beth Brown, of Wilmette,

was named to the

dean’s list for the fall 2019

semester with high honors.

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Tufts University

Kenilworth resident named

to dean’s list

Jacob Choi, of Kenilworth

made the dean’s

list for the fall 2019 semester.

Wheaton College

Wilmette student makes

dean’s list

Karsten Mohn, of Wilmette,

was named to the

dean’s list for the fall 2019

semester.

University of Rhode Island

Wilmette students named

to dean’s list

Kaitlyn Burgess and

Gillian Klise, both of Wilmette,

made the dean’s list

for the fall 2019 semester.

Emerson College

Wilmette resident makes

dean’s list

Finnegan Wagstaff, of

Wilmette, was named to

the dean’s list for the fall

2019 semester.

School News is compiled

by Editor Eric DeGrechie.

Send submissions to eric@

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A Word From The (Former) President

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 2 days ago

More news flashes from days of yore

John Jacoby

Contributing Columnist

• July 13, 1913: Johnnie

Hirsch, 17, of 1729 Elmwood

Avenue, Wilmette,

surrendered to Los Angeles

police. He’s enamored of

“pretty Cora Richards,” 16,

a Wilmette neighbor, but

his warm feelings aren’t

reciprocated. Several

weeks ago, he vented his

frustration assaulting a

Richards family member

with a deadly weapon, and

then he disappeared after

being charged. Now, he

wants to return to face the

charges, but only if he’s

allowed to marry Cora.

Her family says she’s “perfectly

willing to let Hirsch

languish in Los Angeles.”

• August 12, 1916: Thirteen

Evanston beachgoers,

led by Philip Danielson,

23, were the latest targets

of Wilmette’s beach

rules. Pearl Martin, 35, of

1046 Elmwood Avenue

(called “the Mayoress of

Wilmette” by disgruntled

beachgoers), heads up the

Beach Improvement Association,

which operates the

village’s only public beach

at Lake Avenue. To assure

the wholesomeness of the

operation, the Association

enforces strict rules, one

of which requires bathers

to store their outer clothing

in wire baskets at the

beach house, for which a

fee of 50 cents is charged.

Mr. Danielson and his

group, seeing no need for

these facilities, deposited

their outer clothing on the

sand. The garments were

confiscated by guards,

who refuse to return them

until the fee is paid. It’s

rumored that the Evanstonians

plan to bring larceny

charges against the guards.

Mrs. Martin is adamant in

support of the guards and

adds, “Besides, I don’t like

being called the mayoress

of Wilmette.”

• August 15, 1916: Philip

Grau, 34, of 925 Elmwood

Avenue, Wilmette, was prevented

by Park District police

from visiting the beach

at Lake Avenue while wearing

a raincoat over his bathing

attire. Several days ago,

beach guards cried foul

when Mr. Grau removed

the trousers he was wearing

over his bathing suit and

handed them to his wife for

safekeeping. “What’s a man

to do?” asked Mr. Grau.

“He can’t wear trousers and

he can’t wear a raincoat.

. . . Does he have to pay

50 cents for swimming in

a lake that belongs to the

public, but which Mrs.

Martin is now czar of?” Mr.

Grau, an attorney, wonders

“whether Mrs. Martin is

really the new “mayoress

of Wilmette” and where she

gets her authority for [the

clothing rule].”

• October 27, 1917:

James McGauran, 22, and

Germaine Rondenet, 18,

Wilmette sweethearts since

childhood, were married

this morning. The groom

recently enlisted in the

U.S. Navy. He’s stationed

at Great Lakes. His parents,

Richard and Nellie

McGauran, 1142 Isabella

Street, have ten sons, six

of whom serve in the U.S.

armed forces. Nellie Mc-

Gauran recently received

a letter from President

Woodrow Wilson, praising

her for the sacrifice she’s

making to the U.S. war

effort through the service

of her sons.

• July 24, 1919: The

problem of “automobile

parties” at the Wilmette

beach persists. Groups of

Chicagoans undress in their

cars and invade the park

and beach, much to the annoyance

of Wilmette beachgoers.

In response, Village

President Edward Zipf, 55,

of 925 Lake Avenue, and

Marion White, 44, of 1021

Central Avenue, “beach

chair” of the Wilmette

Woman’s Club, have posted

these rules: No undressing

on the beach. No walking

or lounging in the park in

Pearl Martin, called “mayoress” and “czarina” of

Wilmette, was criticized for strictly enforcing the

beach rules. She’s shown in this c. 1911 photo with

her children, George (right) and Mary. Some folks

attributed her death in 1917 at age 36 to the stress she

felt as chief enforcer. Photo courtesy of the Wilmette

Historical Museum

bathing suits. No strewing

garments on the sand; they

must be placed in lockers;

and the locker fee must be

paid.

• July 29, 1919: The

Wilmette Park Board, in

consultation with members

of the Wilmette Woman’s

Club, issued an edict

prohibiting beachgoers

from eating lunch in their

swimming suits on the

public beach. Bathers must

change into acceptable

dining attire if they wish

to eat. The new rule targets

Chicagoans holding beach

parties on the sand. The

Woman’s Club will also

station a bathing suit censor

at the beach to stop the

overexposure of epidermis.

THE WINNETKA CURRENT

Separation agreement

OK’d for former director

Wolf

The Winnetka-Northfield

Library Board board

approved a separation

agreement with former

library director Rebecca

Wolf at its Monday, Feb.

17, meeting, although it

didn’t provide details on

the agreement.

“This is a personnel

matter, so there will be no

further comments from

the board,” Board President

Jean-Paul Ruiz-Funes

said.

Reporting by Todd Marver,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at WinnetkaCurrent.

com.

THE GLENCOE ANCHOR

Glencoe Park Board

approves contract for

Connect Glencoe Trail

project

The Glencoe Park District

Board approved an

$80,045 contract with

Christopher B. Burke Engineering

to provide oversight

for the design of the

Connect Glencoe Trail

project.

The board made the approval

— four out of five

of the board members were

present as Michael Covery

was absent — at its regular

meeting on Tuesday, Feb.

18.

Christopher B. Burke

Engineering LLC is now

the lead construction engineering

firm on the project

and Altamanu will act as

the sub-contractor for the

scope of the agreement

and the primary design

firm for the construction of

Duke Playground.

Reporting by Christa Rooks,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at GlencoeAnchor-

Daily.com.

THE NORTHBROOK TOWER

District 30 names former

educator Sam Kurtz next

Maple School principal

Sam Kurtz’s career as

an educator has come full

circle.

After starting his career

as a sixth-grade science

teacher at Maple School,

he is returning to Maple

School to serve as its new

principal.

Reporting by Neil Milbert,

Freelance Reporter. Full

story at NorthbrookTower-

Daily.com.

THE LAKE FOREST LEADER

Aldermen recognize young

artists, receive recognition

The Lake Forest City

Council celebrated the

13th annual Emerging Artists

Awards at its regular

meeting Monday, Feb. 18.

Aldermen and Mayor

George Pandaleon presented

awards to the students

participating in the

Emerging Artist Exhibit to

celebrate their work.

The exhibit, hosted by

The Deer Path Art League

and The Gallery restaurant,

has been around

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From the Sports EDITOR

New Trier offers students exciting opportunity

Michael Wojtychiw

m.wojtychiw@22ndcenturymedia.com

Earlier this month,

New Trier students

had the opportunity

to attend the Iowa Caucus

in Bettendorf, Iowa. The

130 A.P. Government

students got the chance

to witness what happens

during a caucus and talk

to local residents and

others in Iowa about what

it means to be in a state

that goes through a voting

process like this one.

No, this isn’t going to

be a political editorial,

it’s about the opportunity

these students got,

one that probably most

don’t get a chance to ever

receive.

No matter what side

of the political spectrum

you lean, it’s really

awesome to see that in

today’s world, high school

students have the interest

to go see how one’s civic

duty happens in an area

different than the one in

their suburb or county.

The experience also lets

the students to understand

the caucus process, its

complexities, how big it is

and its significance.

I saw that some other

Chicago-area schools offered

this opportunity to

its students and give credit

to the schools for giving

their students these opportunities.

It really shows

how today’s teenagers

still have a broad range

of interests and that the

schools they attend are not

only listening to what the

kids have to say, but also

allowing them to pursue

those interests as well.

Wilmette Public Schools posted this photo on

Feb. 21 with the caption:

“How do you spell amazing? A-A-R-O-N! After

32 rounds of competition against finalists

from school districts around the state, eighth

grader Aaron Chang won first place at the

10th annual Regional ISC Spelling Bee last

night. He will head to the National Scripps

Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.!”

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“Keep an eye on your mailbox - single-family

home residents will receive their first water

bill with the new stormwater utility fee by

late April. Multi-family and non-residential

properties’ bills have been delayed.” @

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go figure

1997

An intriguing number from this week’s edition

Year Kenilworth became member

of North Regional Major Crimes

Task Force, Page 3

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From Page 19

since the 1950s, honoring

young, talented artists.

The exhibit runs to Saturday,

Feb. 29, at The

Gallery, showcasing the

outstanding artwork of

students from preschool

through high school in

the Lake Forest and Lake

Bluff communities.

Reporting by Stephanie

Carlson, Freelance Reporter.

Full story at LakeForestLeaderDaily.com.

THE GLENVIEW LANTERN

Glenview trustees give

first approval for Drake

Group complex

After more than four

hours of discussion, the

Glenview Village Board

signaled its support Tuesday,

Feb. 18, for a plan to

redevelop the former Bess

Hardware property.

Trustees voted 4-2 in

favor of approving the

Drake Group’s proposal

for a five-story apartment

complex at 1850 Glenview

Road. Trustees Mike Jenny,

John Hinkamp, Karim

Khoja and Chuck Gitles

voted to approve the proposal,

while Trustees Mary

Cooper and Deborah Karton

voted against it.

The Drake Group has

proposed to build a fivestory

mixed-use complex

with 68 housing units —

four studio apartments, 6

three-bedroom apartments

and the remainder split between

one- and two-bedroom

apartments — and a

retail establishment on the

ground floor.

The Glenview Village

Board sold the former

Bess Hardware site to the

Drake Group in June 2018

for $1.8 million, a year

after the village had purchased

the property for

$2.25 million.

Reporting by Jason Addy,

Contributing Editor. Full

story at GlenviewLantern-

Daily.com.

THE HIGHLAND PARK LANDMARK

NSSD112 board to vote on

before- and after-school

program agreement

The North Shore School

District 112 Board of Education

discussed a licensing

agreement with Innovation

Learning LLC to

continue working with the

company to provide an onsite

before- and afterschool

program for the seven district

elementary schools at

its Tuesday, Feb. 18, regular

board meeting.

The total enrollment in

the programs is 1,081 students

at all seven schools.

The original agreement

with Innovation Learning

was approved on Jan.

29, 2019, and was for one

year.

After reviewing the results

of a satisfaction survey

to families who used

the service, it was recommended

to the district to

renew the licensing agreement

for the 2020-2021

school year.

At the end of that year,

the board will again decide

to renew or end the licensing

agreement.

“We want to continue

to support our working

families with an affordable

option,” District 112

Chief Financial Officer

Christopher Wildman said

during a presentation on

the agreement recommendation

at the Feb. 18 meeting.

The main point of discussion

was how much

of an increase in program

fees to charge.

Innovation Learning

requested a 3.5 percent

increase in program fees

to help the company offer

competitive salaries to employees.

Wildman said the district

could offer 2.3 percent.

Reporting by Erin Yarnall,

Contributing Editor. Full story

at HPLandmarkDaily.com.

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All-vegan dining options can be found throughout North Shore, Pages 28-29

FROM TOP LEFT(Clockwise): Jennifer Malone (left), of

Northbrook’s School of Rock, talks about camps with

Shannon Qi, of Wilmette, and her mother, Han, during the

annual 22nd Century Media North Shore Camp Expo Saturday,

Feb. 22, at Northbrook Court. Photos by Eric DeGrechie/22nd

Century Media Bodhi Hodari (left), 4, of Deerfield, meets

Bubba, a pig, and Jeff Lorenz, of Swift Nature Camp.

Rachel Chase (center) and Moira Gitau, of Wilmette’s Baker

Demonstration School discuss camps.

Annual 22CM expo

promotes all things camping,

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north shore puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku

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

Across

Down

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

1. Rental units, abbr.

5. Tangelo fruit

9. “I can take ___!”

14. Artsy Manhattan

area

15. Dr. Chomsky

16. Cow part

17. Messes up

18. Fasten a coat

19. Gray

20. Top card

21. New Trier girls

basketball coach, Teri

23. Chrysler engine

25. Old audio system

26. Hole-making

device

29. S. American tubers

32. Baseball’s Guerrero

and Martinez

34. Old Testament

book

38. Humorist Bombeck

39. In order (to)

40. Out of favor (with)

42. Vessel

43. Undercover device

44. Glencoe neighborhood

spot serving

coffee and juice

46. Stag’s topper

49. Armstrong’s landing

site

50. Unspecified numerical

power

51. Dudley Do-Right’s

org.

54. Greek salad cheese

57. Stork

60. Century, for example

62. Ray Bradbury

genre

66. Sock annoyance

67. Dollar bills

68. Korean or Pakistani

69. “Why should ___

you?”

70. P.D.Q., on “ER”

71. Actor Michael __

72. Mount Olympus

dwellers

73. Home of the Kon-

Tiki Museum

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2. Veranda

3. Musketeer number

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5. Reverse

6. “Hey __ Looking”...

7. Respond to a joke

8. L’Enfant Plaza

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9. Melbourne native,

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10. The good cholesterol

11. Snake R. state

12. After expenses

13. Risk

21. Pilaf base

22. Request to a vendor,

abbr.

24. Choice bit

26. Pointer

27. “Pretty ____”

movie starring Richard

Gere

28. Future atty.’s exam

30. Friend of Nancy

31. Math term

33. Fillet

34. It allows for movement

35. Third rock from

the sun

36. Blood letters

37. “Mad Men” star Jon

39. Trumpeting creature

41. In excelsis ___

45. Soybean curd

47. Weasel, in winter

48. Electronics company

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boss

53. Saint in Brazil

55. Campgrounds’

abodes

56. ‘He’s ___ nowhere

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58. Produced

59. Dinner scraps

61. Regarding

62. Bunt, on a scorecard

63. Robert E. Lee’s side

64. Son of a son

65. Stir up

67. Spanish for bear

Let’s see what’s on

Schedule for Wilmette Community Television – Channel 6

Thursday, Feb. 27

4 p.m. Illinois Channel

Programming

6 p.m. Coach’s Corner

7 p.m. Village Board

Meeting

10:30 p.m. School Board

Meeting

Friday, Feb. 28–Sunday,

March 1

5 p.m. Coach’s Corner

6 p.m. School Board

Meeting

8 p.m. Village Board

Meeting

Monday, March 2

6 p.m. Illinois Channel

Programming

8 p.m. Coach’s Corner

9 p.m. WPD Ice Show

2019

Tuesday, March 3

5 p.m. NSSC Men’s Club

Program

6 p.m. Coach’s Corner

7 p.m. Illinois Channel

Programming

9 p.m. WPD Ice Show

2019

Wednesday, March 4

2:30 p.m. Illinois

Channel Programming

4:30 p.m. S.G. School

District 39 Board No. 1

(Live)

6 p.m. S.G. School

District 39 Board No. 2

(Live)

7:30 p.m. Zoning Board

of Appeals (Live)

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

and box must contain each of the numbers

1 to 9.

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Camp Expo gives parents, kids options for the summer

Eric DeGrechie

Editor

They say variety is the

spice of life.

It can also be an important

factor when it comes

to selecting a camp as

evidenced by the number

of different vendors at the

sixth annual 22nd Century

Media Camp Expo,

held Saturday, Feb. 22, at

Northbrook Court.

The event, sponsored

by Lake Forest’s Banner

Day Camp as well as

Glenview’s Sports & Ortho

Physical Therapy and

Sports Medicine, offered

more than 50 camps from

across the Midwest region

and beyond.

“We had the most attendees

ever for this event.

There’s definitely something

for everybody,” said

Heather Warthen, chief

events officer of 22nd

Century Media. “We offer

sports camps. We’ve

seen an uptick in STEM

camps. There are a lot of

art camps. It’s really nice

to have that variety.”

22nd Century Media is

the parent company of The

Wilmette Beacon.

The 22CM Camp Expo

gives businesses a chance

to meet potential camp attendees

and for a handful

of children-focused local

businesses to connect with

camping families. The

event features a variety of

camps from day camps and

overnight camps to sports

camps and arts camps, as

well as interactive activities

for children and teens.

“Summer will be here

before you know it. We always

hold this near the end

of February to give parents

some options for what to

do with their kids in the

summer, but also yearround,”

Warthen said. “It’s

Wei Yu (left), of Wilmette, talks with Steve Ott, of Highland Park’s Foss Swim School,

during the annual 22nd Century Media North Shore Camp Expo Saturday, Feb. 22, at

Northbrook Court. Photos by Eric DeGrechie/22nd Century Media

a great one-stop shop as

one of the attendees said.”

The first 200 attendees

received a free drawstring

backpack, courtesy of

Sports & Ortho Physical

Therapy and Sports Medicine.

There was also a free

photo booth, courtesy of

PlayGround Games. In addition,

free face painting

and a balloon artist were

also in attendance.

Ryan Callahan, of Lake

Forest’s Banner Day

Camp, met with expo attendees

at his booth and

walked them through all

the camp’s offerings.

“We have a ton of different

activities. We swim

every day. We feed them

lunch,” Callahan said of

his camp, which offers

programming for children

between the ages of 3 and

12. “We have a door-todoor

bus service. Parents

have been enjoying hearing

information about the

camp.”

A popular option among

young people for camps

are those that offer music

Pete Kovacevich, of Gala Events Entertainment, makes

a balloon creation.

instruction like School of

Rock, which will open in

Northbrook in April, and

Glenview’s Twelve Tone

Music School.

“All of my kids play

instruments,” said Han

Qi, of Wilmette, who was

shopping around with her

daughter, Shannon, a student

at Wilmette Junior

High School. “We thought

this might be a fit for us.”

John Lonergan, owner

of Twelve Tone Music

School, was appreciative

of the foot traffic that the

expo provided for his business.

“What’s unique about

us is we try to pair the

instrument together with

the campers. We do learn

popular songs, but one of

our focuses is teaching

kids the skills they need

to make their own music,”

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Owner John Lonergan (left) and Rudy Bless, of

Glenview’s Twelve Tone Music talk to expo attendees.

Alex Barysenka, 6, of Buffalo Grove, gets his

face painted by Barb Kovacevich, of Gala Events

Entertainment.

Logan Langballe (left), of Northbrook, and Vikas Auluck,

both of the American Youth Soccer Organization,

representing Glencoe and Winnetka, discuss camps

with Steven and Iris Tran, of Lake Forest.


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Faith Briefs

First Congregational Church of Wilmette

(1125 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette)

Weekly Youth Activities

Open to the Community

Every Wednesday, the

church’s children and

youth ministry offers opportunities

for fun, friendship,

spirituality, and service.

Kids Club (K–grade

6) meets at 4:30 p.m. In

the evening, the Confirmation

Class (grades 7 &

8) meets at 6 p.m. And the

Senior High Youth Group

gathers at 7:15 p.m. The

two evening youth groups

have a tasty dinner together

at 6:45 p.m. — sometimes

chicken, sometimes

pasta. Learn about the

church community at

www.fccw.org or contact

for more details: (847)

251-6660 or 1stchurch@

fccw.org.

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

p.m.

Trinity United Methodist Church (1024

Lake Ave., Wilmette)

Weekly Taizé Services

Weekly 40-minute

meditative worship services

in the style of Taizé

will be offered at Trinity

United Methodist Church

at 7 p.m. on the following

Thursdays: Mar. 5, 12,

19, 26 and Apr. 2. Services

will include the singing

of short Taizé choruses,

a scripture reading, ten

minutes of silence, candlelighting,

and the sacrament

of communion. All are

welcome.

Kenilworth Union Church (211

Kenilworth Ave., Kenilworth)

Worship

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

Conversations

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)

Sunday Mass

Sunday Masses are held

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

p.m.

St. Francis Xavier (524 9th St.,

Wilmette)

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

m.wojtychiw@22ndcentury

media.com

WILMETTE

Wilmette Bowling Center

(1901 Schiller Ave.,(847)

251-0705)

■11 ■ a.m.-9 p.m. (10

p.m. on Friday, Saturday):

Glow bowling and

pizza all week long

Wilmette Historical

Museum

(609 Ridge Road)

■1 ■ p.m. Sunday, March

1: Exhibit Opening: Wilmette

Women Breaking

the Glass Ceiling

Wilmette Theatre

(1122 Central Ave.)

■Feb. ■ 29 and March

1: Chicago Irish Film

Festival

Wilmette Center for the

Arts

(3000 Glenview Road)

■Performances ■

starting

March 6, running until

March 15: “Freaky

Friday, the Musical”

KENILWORTH

Kenilworth Assembly Hall

(410 Kenilworth Ave.)

■6:30 ■ p.m. Saturday,

Feb. 29: Trivia Game

Night

NORTHBROOK

Pinstripes

(1150 Willow Road,

(847) 480-2323)

■From ■ open until close

all week: bowling and

bocce

Glenbrook North High

School

(2300 Shermer Road)

■6:30 ■ p.m. Thursday,

Feb. 27: Winter Sports

Awards Night

Village Presbyterian

Church

(1300 Shermer Road)

■7:30 ■ a.m. Saturday,

March 7: Annual Pancake

festival

River Trail Nature Center

(3120 Milwaukee Ave.)

■11 ■ a.m. Sunday March

15: Maple Syrup

Festival

GLENVIEW

Johnny’s Kitchen

(1740 Milwaukee Ave.

(847) 699-9999)

■7:30 ■ p.m. every Friday

and Saturday: Live

Music

Oil Lamp Theater

(1723 Glenview Road)

■Running ■ until March 1:

Jake’s Women

Potato Creek Johnny’s

(1850 Waukegan Road)

■8 ■ p.m. Saturday, Feb.

29: What Happens

On Leap Day, Stays In

Leap Day!

Ten Ninety Brewing Co.

(1025 N. Waukegan

Road, (224) 432-5472)

■7-9 ■ p.m. every Thursday:

Trivia Night

LAKE FOREST

The Gorton Center (John

and Nancy Hughes

Theater)

(400 East Illinois Road)

■7:30 ■ p.m. Friday, Feb.

28: Open Mic Night

First Presbyterian Church

of Lake Forest

(700 Sheridan Road)

■10 ■ a.m. Saturday, Feb.

29: Tiffany Stained

Glass Window Tour

with Paul Bergmann

Lake Forest Rec Center

(400 Hastings Road)

■9 ■ a.m. March 7: Mother

and Son Pancake

Breakfast

Cressey Center for the

Arts

(1500 Kennedy Road)

■5 ■ p.m. Saturday, March

14: Lake Forest Dance

Academy Benefit: Passion

to Dance

■■

To place an event in The

Scene, email martin@northbrooktower.com.

Full listings

at WilmetteBeaconDaily.com.

EXPO

From Page 25

Lonergan said. “We try to

work on having them jam

together.”

The Foss Swim School,

located in Highland Park,

teaches children as young

as 6 months to appreciate

swimming and water

while also being safe. The

school offers two camping

options in the summer —

two-week and four-week.

“We teach the kids the importance

of laughter. Once

they’re able to have fun and

let their guards down a little

bit, they’re able to build

confidence,” said Steve Ott,

school director.

The Baker Demonstration

School is a nationally

recognized private

school in Wilmette. With

their presence at the expo,

school representatives

were looking to bring

awareness to the camps

Baker offers.

“We’re currently a small

camp looking to grow

some more. Our camp is

taught by Baker teachers

and staff,” said Rachel

Chase, middle school

physical education teacher

at Baker. “Each week,

there’s a different theme

for our preK through

eighth-grade students.”

Attendees Steven and

Iris Tran, of Lake Forest

were looking for sports

camp options for their

boys, ages 4 and 7. They

inquired about the American

Youth Soccer Organization,

servicing players in

Winnetka and Glencoe.

“Playing soccer is something

I did growing up, so

this camp could work for

my sons,” Steven Han said.

“We’ve also got a nephew

visiting this summer from

France, so we’re checking

into overnight camps.”

To learn more about

the 22nd Century Media

Camp Expo, and to

see a full list of vendors

and participants, visit

camp.22ndcenturymedia.

com.


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Quick Bites: North Shore plant-based options

Staff Report

For the past six years,

more than half a million

people have spent the

month of January abstaining

from not only meat,

but dairy as well, cutting

all animal products out of

their lives to take part in an

all-vegan January.

According to a study

completed at Oxford University

in 2018, avoiding

meat and dairy is the “single

biggest way to reduce

your impact on Earth,”

leading many people to

make the switch to a vegan

diet.

It’s no longer January,

but that doesn’t mean

there’s not delicious vegan

dining options throughout

the North Shore.

The staff at 22nd Century

Media recently went out

in search of some of the

most delicious plant-based

bites in the area. Whether

you’re fully vegan, or just

willing to take a chance,

we hope you enjoy what

we’ve come up with.

Vegan Chorizo Tacos —

Great Coast Commons,

Kenilworth

One of my favorite types

of meat is chorizo, a spicy

Spanish pork sausage.

Whether for breakfast or

dinner, when I’m at a Mexican

or Spanish restaurant,

I often order anything that

features the delicious,

smoky-flavored meat.

Last month, Great Coast

Commons opened in Kenilworth,

giving the village

its first full-service restaurant

with a liquor license.

When owner Chick Evans

and chef Victor Hernandez

told me about vegan chorizo

tacos, I was a bit skeptical.

It just didn’t seem

possible that anyone could

create a dish with such a

specific taste as chorizo

without using meat.

I sure was wrong.

Vegan chorizo tacos

($3.50 each) are part of

the starter menu at Great

Coast Commons. The tacos

are served in handmade

blue corn tortillas,

along with guacamole and

toasted pumpkin seeds.

“Basically, I wanted

to recreate the taste of

chorizo, but keep it vegetarian.

It’s actually made

with garbanzo beans and

cooked in sunflower oil,”

Hernandez said. “It’s then

mixed with all the ingredients

of chorizo.”

Hernandez made sure

to note that sunflower oil

is an important part of the

creative process because

of the environmental benefits

of the oil.

After devouring a vegan

chorizo taco, I can honestly

say I couldn’t tell the

difference.

Great Coast Commons,

414 Green Bay Road, Kenilworth,

is open 3:30-9

p.m. Sunday-Thursday;

and 3:30-10 p.m. Friday-

Saturday. For more information,

visit greatcoastcommons.com.

Story by Eric DeGrechie,

Managing Editor.

Veggie burger — The

Mean Wiener, Highwood

Highwood’s Mean Wiener

is a beloved establishment,

twisting the idea of

a Chicago-style hot dog

stand on its head as it also

serves up Mexican classics.

But it’s not necessarily

known for its abundance

of vegan options.

Don’t count them out

yet, though, because the

Spirit Elephant’s mac ’n’ cheese ($12) has glutenfree

roasted panko and polenta with pickled Fresno

peppers. Megan Bernard/22nd Century Media

restaurant does have one

vegan option on its menu

— the veggie burger.

The restaurant’s veggie

burger ($7.50) is a vegan

patty that can be topped

with ketchup, mustard, relish,

onion, lettuce, tomato

and a pickle. For an additional

$2.45, the veggie

burger can be made into a

double burger.

The vegan patty joins

a host of other burger options

at the restaurant,

including a classic hamburger,

cheeseburger and

turkey burger options.

The Mean Wiener is part

of the Once Upon Family

of Restaurants restaurant

group, along with Highwood’s

Lucky Fish.

The Geffen family has

been operating the The

Once Upon Family of Restaurants

in the Chicagoland

area since 1982. The

Mean Wiener is one of the

more recent additions to

the family’s eateries. It’s

been serving up its fusion

of Chicago and Mexican

classics since 2013. The

restaurant was opened in

the same spot that the Geffen

family previously ran

Catering by Once Upon,

which closed in 2009.

The Mean Wiener is

located at 532 Sheridan

Road in Highwood, and

is open every day from 10

a.m.-9 p.m.

Story by Erin Yarnall, Contributing

Editor.

Mac ’n’ cheese — Spirit

Elephant, Winnetka

Winnetka’s new restaurant,

Spirit Elephant, is a

completely plant-based,

vegan establishment.

Priding itself on this special

niche, it offers a variety

of dinner dishes, including

shareables, bowls,

soups, salads and prime

cuts, without any animal

products whatsoever.

Owner CD Young said

the restaurant has been doing

well so far after opening

earlier this year and

expects to eventually start

serving lunch too.

“We are really overwhelmed

with the response

from the community,” she

said.

I visited the restaurant

last week to check in and

try out a sharable dish, and

I couldn’t pass up a veganstyle

mac ’n’ cheese.

Spirit Elephant’s mac ’n’

The vegan chorizo tacos ($3.50 each) at Kenilworth’s

Great Coast Commons feature hand-made blue corn

tortillas, guacamole and toasted pumpkin seed. 22nd

Century Media File Photo

cheese ($12) has glutenfree

roasted panko and polenta

with pickled Fresno

peppers.

I never had anything

like this before, so I wasn’t

sure what to expect but I

was delighted. The dish

resembled a regular dish

of macaroni — creamy

and rich — but also had

a nice spicy kick with the

peppers.

Chef Renan Lopes said

it’s his take on traditional

mac ’n’ cheese with the

restaurant’s “secret cheese

sauce” and oat milk for

texture. There is also a

gluten-free macaroni option,

he said.

Other shareables include

cauliflower wings (most

ordered appetizer), land

scallops (seared zucchini),

cheese fondue, spring rolls

and more.

Spirit Elephant is located

at 924 Green Bay

Road, Winnetka. It’s open

for dinner only from 4-10

p.m. Monday, Wednesday

and Thursday (closed

Tuesday); 4-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday;

and 4-9:30

p.m. Sunday. A new happy

hour from 4-5 p.m. is now

running with a limited bar

menu and drink specials.

For more information,

visit spiritelephantrestaurant.com.

Story by Megan Bernard,

Contributing Editor.

Vegan Gyro Bowl —

Forest Greens Juice Bar,

Lake Bluff

When thinking of gyros,

the traditional Greek dish,

one probably doesn’t think

of it being vegan, since it’s

made with meat.

But Forest Greens Juice

Bar, which opened last

year in Lake Bluff, has

a vegan friendly version

with its vegan gyro bowl

($8.50).

As someone who is half-

Greek and loves gyros, I

couldn’t wait to try this

vegan version.

Forest Greens owner

Annemarie Ranallo said

Lake Bluff and Lake Forest

have plenty of people

who want to see vegan options,

and many of the restaurant’s

menu items are

vegan friendly.

“Everything we make,

we also try to do a vegan

option,” she said. “We

have a chicken gyro bowl,


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dangle the carrot toward veganism on local level

and since we have so many

vegans, we took out the

chicken and added chickpeas

instead.”

In addition to chickpeas,

the vegan gyro bowl contains

cucumbers, pickled

onions, tomatoes, quinoa,

and Forest Green’s own

tzatziki sauce.

The vegan gyro bowl

can be ordered fresh or

prepackaged.

And as a traditional gyro

lover, I can tell you I was

not disappointed at all

with the dish. It tasted delicious,

and all the flavors

came together nicely.

Forest Greens Juice Bar

is located at 123 N. Waukegan

Road in Lake Bluff.

It’s open 7:30 a.m.-5:30

p.m. Monday-Friday, and

8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. It’s

closed on Sundays.

For more information,

visit forestgreensjuicebar.

com.

Story by Peter Kaspari, Contributing

Editor

Hummus — Guildhall,

Glencoe

Dips are a staple dish

at almost every party and

come in a variety of forms.

There are queso dips,

french onion dip, guacamole,

the list goes on. My

personal favorite is hummus.

Guildhall, located in

downtown Glencoe, has

hummus on the share/appetizer

section of its lunch

and dinner menus. Guildhall’s

hummus puts an

exquisite spin on a party

favorite, reconnecting it to

authentic flavors. What’s

even more special about

this tasty starter is it’s

vegan.

“This isn’t just your average

tub of hummus that

you grab out of your fridge

and eat with some carrot

sticks,” Executive Chef

Justin Large said.

Large said eating Guildhall’s

hummus stands out

compared to others and is

more like an event rather

than something simply to

start your lunch or dinner

experience.

“This is a dish that I really

want people to be able dig

into with the [grilled naan]

that comes with it,” he said,

adding that it most definitely

is a “shareable” dish

for everyone, not only those

who are strictly vegan.

The hummus is served

with naan that is rolled out

and grilled for each order

of the appetizer which is

topped with cauliflower,

rapini, cherry tomatoes

and za’atar. Large stressed

the attention Guildhall put

into the ingredients in the

hummus, adhering to traditional

Middle Eastern

ingredients.

It’s no wonder the hummus

is a popular item on

Guildhall’s menus.

Story by Alex Ivanisevic,

Contributing Editor

Pad Thai — Thai Inbox,

Glenview

If you’re a vegan desperate

to look at a menu

and find more than just

one or two options, look

no further than Thai Inbox

in Glenview.

Unlike many restaurants

in the Village, Thai Inbox’s

menu has several pages of

dishes that can easily be

made to satisfy vegans’

culinary restrictions.

Thai cuisine features a

wide variety of vegetable-based

meals, as many

people in Thailand practice

religions that forbid

them from eating meat,

according to Thai Inbox

owner Chumpunut Ratchadapronvanich.

Last week, I dropped

by the restaurant to try

the Pad Thai, a staple of

Thai cuisine. Thai Inbox’s

Pad Thai ($10)

features almost a dozen

vegetables cooked in a

“sweet, sour, salty” sauce

and served over a bed of

rice noodles.

To accommodate vegans,

the restaurant makes

its sauces using soy sauce

in place of oyster or fish

sauces, said Ratchadapronvanich,

who also owns and

operates the Thai Inbox

location in Wilmette with

her sister.

The recipes at Thai Inbox

are versions of their

grandmother’s dishes,

though many feature

slightly different ingredients

than would be found

in authentic Thai dishes,

Ratchadapronvanich said.

Vegans can also opt to

add one of a half-dozen appetizers

to complete their

meals, including chive

dumplings, edamame and

vegetable egg rolls.

Thai Inbox, located at

1417 Waukegan Road in

the Glen Oak Plaza, is

open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Monday-Friday and from

noon-9 p.m. Saturdays and

Sundays.

Story by Jason Addy, Contributing

Editor

Vegan teriyaki tofu taco

— Eataco, Northbrook

Downtown Northbrook’s

Eataco offers its

diners a wide array of

menu options, many of

which can be customized

and made vegan friendly.

Among the restaurant’s

most popular vegan options

is its teriyaki tofu

taco ($3.50), according

to Serah Cicek, one of

Eataco’s owners.

The popular taco is

served with a hearty portion

of grilled teriyaki tofu,

carrots, cabbage, cilantro

“It gets really great feedback

from everyone who

orders it,” Cicek said. “It’s

been a really well-received

taco for us.”

Cicek added the taco

is topped off with ginger

garlic bread crumbs, giving

it a “really good fusion

flavor.”

Eataco also offers vegan

friendly tostadas, nachos,

Mexibowls and potato

bowls, in addition to the

several vegan friendly taco

options on its menu.

Cieck, a graduate of

Glenbrook North High

School, said Eataco will

Eataco’s teriyaki tofu taco ($3.50) is served with a

hearty portion of grilled teriyaki tofu, carrots, cabbage

and cilantro. Martin Carlino/22nd Century Media.

also be adding several

more vegan friendly options

in the near future.

Eataco, located at 1350

Shermer Road in downtown

Northbrook, is open

from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday

and from 11

Fanči Ivanka Ipavic

Fanika “Fanči” Ivanka Ipavic (née Golob) died peacefully

February 3, 2020 at the Glenview Terrace Nursing Center at

the age of 93. Predeceased by her husband Teodor “Tedi,” she

is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Leila and Stefan

Knapp, her son Tibor Ipavic, and her daughter Dina Ipavic.

Fanči will be lovingly remembered for her zest for life, generous

spirit and tireless dedication to family and friends. Her family

will hold a private memorial service and in lieu of flowers, we

request that donations be made to Gillson Park where Fanči

loved to walk.

Please visit

OuilmetteFoundation.org

for details.

a.m.-9 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, visit

eataconow.com or call

(847) 715-9367.

Story by Martin Carlino,

Contributing Editor.


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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Rachel Zun

The New Trier gymnast

helped the trevians to fifth

place at the state meet.

When did you start

gymnastics?

I started when I was 2

years old in toddler classes.

Then I started more

seriously when we moved

to Wilmette and I was at

the same gym until eighth

grade.

Do you have any

superstitions before,

during or after a

meet?

Our whole team is really

superstitious. We don’t like

to talk about postseason

meets until we get there. I

have my own rituals, too.

Before my bar routine, I

have to make sure I chalk

up twice. Then, when the

person is going before me

I have to make sure I’m

standing in the same spot

that I started in.

What’s the

hardest part about

gymnastics?

It’s definitely more of a

mental game than a physical

game. I’ve learned how

to stay mentally focused

and really hone in on my

training so I know I’m capable

of what I can do.

What’s the best part?

It’s cool to see what

your body can do and see

how much I’ve grown in

the past four years. Also,

seeing how much I can

push myself.

If you could travel

anywhere in the

world, where would

you go?

Probably Barcelona.

I’ve taken Spanish since

kindergarten so it would

be cool to use my skills,

and it’s really pretty there.

What’s your favorite

restaurant and what’s

your order?

I really like trying out

different restaurants, but

Seasons 52 is probably my

favorite. I get the filet mignon.

We go there for any

holidays or special occasions.

If you could play

another sport, what

would you play and

why?

Tennis because during

summers I play with

my mom and some of my

friends. It’s good to stay in

shape and try something

new.

What’s been your

favorite moment at

New Trier?

Getting second at state

with my team last year. We

knew we were capable of

it so to see that come true

was amazing. All our hard

work was worth it. We had

a special team bond and

we saw everything come

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full circle.

What’s one item on

your bucket list?

I’d like to go skydiving.

It surprises people because

I’m kind of afraid of

airplanes, but it would be

cool to take control of that

and jump out.

What is the best

advice you’ve ever

gotten?

Just to live in the moment

and be present in everything

you do. Sometimes

I get ahead of myself and

that keeps me grounded.

Interview by Editor Megan

Bernard

The Varsity: North Shore Podcast

Guys recap hoops, talk boys

swimming, wrestling, girls gymnastics

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

Loyola Academy boys basketball

head coach Tom Livatino,

way Way/No Way

with boys basketball, recap

state girls gymnastics and

wrestling and talk about

sectional boys swimming

and diving.

Girls basketball

New Trier 71, Lane 41

Tinah Hong scored 16

points in a regional semifinal

win Feb. 18 in Winnetka.

gymnastics

From Page 38

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First Quarter

The guys start off the

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the hoops action.

Second Quarter

high school highlights

The rest of the week in high school sports

Loyola’s Livatino talks

after his team competed

for a conference title.

Third Quarter

With seeds out, Mike

and Nick face off in Way/

No Way as the two debate

over boys basketball.

Fourth Quarter

The guys talk both wrestling

and girls gymnastics

state championships.

Overtime

To finish things off, the

hosts break down sectional

boys swimming and diving.

Wrestling

State tournament

Michael Miralles qualified

for the state meet

after a third-place performance

at the sectional

meet Feb. 15. Unfortunately

for the New Trier

senior, he dropped both

his matches at the state

meet, ending his senior

season, and New Trier career

with a 41-11 record

this season.

Murdock, one of three

competitors featured on

the cover of the state gymnastics

program, won’t

compete in gymnastics in

college. But don’t look for

her to major in Idleness

and minor in Naps this

spring.

“I’m going to ask my

mom [Bridget] to find a

basketball league for me,”

Murdock said. “I’m also

looking forward to working

out at Shred.”

New Trier junior Amelia

Montgomery and senior

Rachel Zun — the team’s

other individual state

qualifiers from the Mundelein

Sectional Feb. 13

— placed 29th (8.675) and

33rd (8.0) on the uneven

bars, respectively. NT

sophomores Sydney Holder

and Maria Morabito and

freshman Ryann Segall executed

a combined six routines

as team members in

the state prelims Feb. 21.

“Maeve, Avery and Rachel,

along with the other

seniors in the program,

raised the expectations

of New Trier gymnastics

in their first season and

continued to do so from

there,” New Trier Athletic

Director Augie Fontanetta

said. “What a great group

of kids, a group that represented

New Trier so well

every season.”

Prairie Ridge (148.25),

Carmel Catholic (147.85)

and Lake Zurich (147.725)

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This Week In...

Trevian varsity

athletics

Boys basketball

■March ■ 4 - vs. Glenbrook

North (at Maine East), 7

Boys swimming and

diving

■Feb. ■ 28 - at IHSA State

Finals (at Evanston), 3:30

■Feb. ■ 29 - at IHSA State

Finals (at Evanston), 11

a.m.

Basketball

From Page 39

to play at Loyola and I

think this team should be

mentioned in that regard,”

Livatino said. “This team

has great seniors, that team

had great seniors. That

team had great leaders,

this team has great leaders.

Both teams were tough as

nails, that team guarded,

this team guards.

“It’s a very similar team,

a great group of guys.”

Enghauser led the way

with 17 points for the

Ramblers, who look to tie

the all-time school singleseason

win record with a

win against Bulls Prep on

Monday, Feb. 24.

Loyola 53, DePaul Prep

37

Many labeled Loyola’s

Feb. 18 matchup against

DePaul Prep as one of the

top games of the season.

Many saw the two

teams as favorites in the

Catholic League Blue

and the contest, in the last

week of the conference

regular season, could go

a long way into deciding

who would be named conference

champion.

The Ramblers took a

step in the right direction

by taking down the visiting

Rams 53-37 in Wilmette,

clinching at least

a share of the conference

title for the first time since

2014.

Boys track and field

■Feb. ■ 28 - at Niles North

Invite, 5 p.m.

■March ■ 3 - host Invite, 4:30

p.m.

Girls track and field

■Feb. ■ 28 - at Glenbrook

South Invite, 4:30 p.m.

Rambler varsity

athletics

Boys basketball

“This really means a

lot, especially since coach

likes to talk a lot about the

2014 team, which was the

last one to win the CCL,”

Bennett Kwiecinski said.

“It’s important to us because

they didn’t win it

outright and it’s our way

to prove ourselves to the

team we get compared

to.”

The Ramblers got out to

a quick 8-1 lead and the

visitors couldn’t recover,

as the home team built a

14-4 lead after the first

quarter.

As always, the Ramblers’

defense led the way,

forcing the Rams into

four turnovers and 1-of-9

shooting in the first period.

DePaul Prep went

over four minutes before

it made its first field goal.

Kwiecinski didn’t start

the game for the Ramblers,

as he forgot his

jersey at home, so fellow

senior Jake Welsh started

in his place. The 6-foot-5

Welsh held his own pulling

down a couple rebounds

and scoring two

points in the quarter.

“I wasn’t that worried

because I knew Jake was

ready to play,” Kwiecinski

said. “It gave me a little

more energy to come off

the bench and I was more

fired up.

“Honestly, I felt like

it benefited the team because

Jake came out playing

really well and then

when I came in, I had a

■March ■ 3 - host Von

Steuben/Elk Grove, 7 p.m.

Boys swimming and

diving

■Feb. ■ 28 - at IHSA State

Finals (at Evanston), 3:30

p.m.

■Feb. ■ 29 - at IHSA State

Finals (at Evanston), 11

a.m.

Boys track and field

■Feb. ■ 29 - at ICOPS Invite,

9 a.m.

ton of energy.”

After DePaul Prep

scored on its first possession

of the third quarter,

1:13 into the period, the

Rams didn’t score for

over five minutes. In the

meantime, the Ramblers

extended the 24-13 lead

to 31-13, much thanks to

Kwiecinski, who scored

all seven points in the run.

Midway through the

quarter, the two teams

got into a scuffle, where

an intentional foul was

called on a DePaul player,

a technical foul on Loyola

and an ejection on a different

DePaul Prep player.

Kwiecinski went up for

a basket when a Rams

player wrapped him up

and then on his way down,

Kwiecinski swung his elbow,

something he says

wasn’t intentional.

In total, Kwiecinski

scored 11 points in the

quarter.

“I got some really good

passes and a lot of it

wasn’t me, I was just in

a good position to score,”

he said. “It was the same

when I didn’t start, I had

the same mentality.”

The closest the Rams

would get throughout the

rest of the game was 12

points on a couple of different

occasions.

Kwiecinski led the way

with 15 points, while twin

Jordan added 11. Both

also had seven rebounds.

Basketball Power Rankings

The 22nd Century Media Sports Editors ranked the North Shore area boys and

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BOYS BASKETBALL

1. Glenbrook South

(Previous week: 1)

South won its programrecord

26th win of the season

against Conant before

falling in a heartbreaker to

Evanston in overtime. The

Titans will be the No. 2

seed in the Elk Grove Sectional.

2. Loyola Academy (2)

The Ramblers took

down both DePaul Prep

and Fenwick to win their

first outright conference

championship since 2013.

Loyola will be the No. 1

seed in the Elk Grove Sectional.

3. New Trier (3)

New Trier took down

Maine South to finish third

in the Central Suburban

League South. The Trevians

will be the No. 6 seed

in the Elk Grove Sectional.

4. Lake Forest (4)

Lake Forest dropped a

close game to Zion-Benton

before rebounding with

a strong win over Libertyville.

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the No. 8 seed in the Prospect

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The Giants took care of

business against Maine

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will be the No. 9 seed in

the Prospect Sectional.

6. Glenbrook North (6)

The Spartans dropped a

close game to Niles West

to finish play in the CSL

South. Glenbrook North

will be the No. 11 seed in

the Elk Grove Sectional.

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Trevians edge out Ramblers for sectional crown

Neil Milbert

Freelance Reporter

New Trier and Loyola

Academy were the crème

de la crème of the crop in

the swimming and diving

sectional championship at

Niles North.

The Trevians won the

10-team meet on Saturday,

Feb. 22, by amassing 273

points, barely edging the

Ramblers, who had 272.

Loyola coach Mike

Hengelmann got a consolation

prize of sorts when

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his peers voted him Sectional

Coach of the Year.

Now it’s on to the state

championship meet on Friday,

Feb. 28, and Saturday,

Feb. 29, at Evanston where

the Trevians will be seeking

their ninth title in 17

years.

Narrowly winning the

sectional entailed overcoming

adversity.

“We’ve been so sick the

last three weeks,” coach

Josh Runkle said. “We

didn’t even know who was

going to be on our medley

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relay team until Monday

(Feb. 17). Sam Dienstag

has been out for a week

— we had to pull him off

relays today but we’ll put

him back on next week.

“Today we had a lot of

great swims.”

The same can be said

for Loyola. The Ramblers

won five events to New

Trier’s three. Both came in

second in five events. The

Trevians had four thirdplace

finishers to two for

the Ramblers.

Sophomore Matt Gibson

stood out for the Trevians

with triumphs in the

100-yard butterfly (51.50

seconds) and the 100-yard

backstroke (:51.89).

“Year-best times in

both,” pointed out Gibson,

“so I’m definitely very excited

about next weekend.”

New Trier’s other individual

winner was junior

Sam Brown in the 100-

yard breaststroke (:58.6).

In addition, to their solo

efforts both Gibson and

Brown were on the third

place 200-yard medley

team.

Other major contributors

for the Trevians included

freshman Wyatt Wellehan

and sophomore John Ervin,

second and third in

100-meter diving, respectively;

senior Pearce Bailey,

who came in second in

the 50-yard freestyle and

third in the 100-yard freestyle

and was a member of

the second place quartets

in the 200-yard medley

and 400-yard freestyle relay

events; and sophomore

Edward O’Bara, a member

of those relay teams and

third in the 200-yard freestyle.

“I surprised everyone

last year and I was very

happy to do it again today,”

said O’Bara, who

won the third of four heats

in the 200-yard freestyle

to finish third overall and

qualify for the state meet.

“It went well,” Cornell

recruit Bailey said of the

sectional. ”We did what

we came in to do and we

put ourselves in good position

for what we want to

do next week.”

Hengelmann wasn’t

daunted by the one-point

loss.

“Team scores are great

but our focus was on our

team scores next week,”

the Loyola coach said.

“We qualified who we

needed to qualify for a

good state meet. All of

our relay teams got in and

a handful of individuals

made it.”

The Ramblers finished

strong, making a mighty

rally to win the final event,

the 400-yard freestyle relay

in 3:08.16, even though

freshman Rex Maurer lost

his goggles when he dove

into the pool for the leadoff

leg.

“It takes a pretty strong

focus for a freshman to

fight through that and still

have a pretty good time

(:48.62),” Hengelmann

said. “The three guys who

came after Rex (sophomore

Andrew Kelly, senior

Everet Andrew and his

brother, senior Luke Maurer)

picked him up.”

In the last leg Luke

Maurer showed why he

set six Niles North pool records

in a club meet in late

November by recording a

:44.60 split, by far the fastest

in the event.

“I had a good meet here

swimming for my club

team, the (Northwesternbased)

NASA Wildcats,”

he said, downplaying that

spectacular performance

when the subject of all

those pool records was

broached. “I came into that

meet well-rested.”

In the sectional, in addition

to his derring-do in the

final event, Luke won the

100-yard freestyle (:45.37)

and 200-yard freestyle

(1:39.24) and swam the

leadoff leg for the victorious

200-yard freestyle relay

team.

Rex also was a member

of that relay team, he finished

second behind Luke

in the 200-yard freestyle

and was the runner-up behind

Andrew, in the 500-

yard freestyle (won in

4:35.61).

“As a whole the meet

went well for us,” said

Luke, who will be swimming

in college for Stanford

next season. “My

brother works hard and

it’s paying off. We have a

great relationship. Spending

time and training with

him is fun. He always has

been very competitive and

now we go head-to-head

every day.”

Luke was instrumental

in getting Rex involved

in swimming but it would

be inaccurate to say he inspired

his younger brother.

“I used to go to his swim

meets and I would get really

bored,” Rex reminisced.

“So my dad entered me in

events, too, and that’s how

I got started.”

According to Hengelmann,

“Rex is a little faster

than Luke was at this time

in his career. Rex is very

diligent and works very

hard and he’s a very cerebral

swimmer just like his

brother.”

Like the Maurer brothers,

Andrew and Kelly

made an impact for the

Ramblers. In addition to

taking the 500-yard freestyle

in a virtual photofinish

with Rex Maurer,

Andrew was second in the

200-yard individual medley

and a member of the

second place 200-yard

medley relay team. Kelly

prefaced his performance

for the 400-yard freestyle

relay team by also contributing

to the victory for the

200-yard freestyle relay

team and the runner-up effort

by the 200-yard medley

relay team.


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girls basketball

Loyola wins fourth consecutive regional with victory over New Trier

Michael Wojtychiw, Sports Editor

Posted to WilmetteBeaconDaily.com 6 days ago

When New Trier and Loyola

faced off back on Nov. 27 in the

New Trier Thanksgiving Tournament

in Winnetka, the Trevians’

outside shooting almost helped

the home squad pull off a win

against its rival.

“We worked so hard to know

their plays,” Loyola’s Addison

Ebeling said. “Our thought was

‘no threes. We can let them get

layups, but don’t give up any

threes.’

“The first time we played, we

didn’t know all of them were

shooters, so we scouted really

well and hard. That was our

goal, to not let them shoot threes.

Watching film from last game,

we gave them a bunch of wideopen

threes, so we had to take

that away from them.”

The Ramblers weren’t going

to allow that to happen when the

two faced off in the regional final,

also hosted by New Trier, on

Thursday, Feb. 20, in Winnetka.

This time the Ramblers used a

stifling defense, allowing a combined

seven points in the second

and third quarters, and ran away

with a convincing 47-29 win,

clinching the Ramblers’ fourth

consecutive regional title.

“At the end of the day, it’s

about getting to that regional

championship and hopefully

more after that,” Loyola coach

Jeremy Schoenecker said. “And

this group, they wanted it. If we

lost one or two in a row, they

weren’t bummed about it. They

got back to work every day.”

The game was an uneven one

for both teams.

After Loyola got the scoring

going with a 3-pointer by Ebeling,

the Trevians went on a 10-0

run, keeping the Ramblers scoreless

for nearly five minutes and

forcing the visitors into six turnovers

in seven possessions during

the run.

Even with the 10-0 run, the

Ramblers only trailed 11-9 after

an Alex Guzzardo buzzer-beater

Loyola’s Izzy Ogliore attempts to lay the ball in against New Trier

Feb. 20, in Winnetka. PHOTOS BY Tracy Allen/22nd Century Media

as she was falling out of bounds

after driving to the basket.

“That’s when everyone started

to pick it up,” Ebeling said. “We

were down two after the first

quarter, so we needed energy, we

needed to pick everybody up, so

I was trying to get all of that going

for us.”

That’s when the defense went

to work.

“That was the best game we

defended all year,” the Loyola

coach said.

It wasn’t that the Trevians

turned the ball often, as they

turned it over twice in the second

quarter and three times in

the third, but the home squad

couldn’t buy a shot. They didn’t

hit their first basket in the second

period until 3:40 remained

in the half and their first basket

of the third period when 2:12 remained.

“In the second quarter, we had

a lot of the same shots (as in the

first), but they just didn’t fall,”

New Trier coach Teri Rodgers

said. “We got some really good

looks and if we hit two of those,

it’s a totally different ball game.”

One thing that’s helped the

Loyola offense is that it’s a different

player that steps up offensively.

Whether it be Ebeling

or Summer Parker-Hall, Izzy

Ogliore, Silvana Scarsella or any

other Rambler, it might be a different

one every night and that

makes it hard for teams to prepare

for them.

That’s something Schoenecker

and his squad feel like they can

use to their advantage.

“I don’t really look at a lot of the

Loyola’s Silvana Scarsella drives to the basket against a New Trier

defender.

stats, but I’d be willing to guess

that we don’t have a player averaging

10 points a game,” he said.

“But that’s what makes us good,

we’re hard to guard. We say ‘it can

be someone’s night, a matchup

that we like, but we share the basketball,

we’re really unselfish.

And that’s the key to us winning

four consecutive regional

championships. We don’t have

star players. We have players

that buy into our system, trust

each other and good things usually

happen.”

The loss marked an end to the

careers of numerous talented seniors,

including Ava Zaslavsky,

Tinah Hong, Simone Sullivan,

Kathleen Graf and Bonnie

Sprenger.

Zaslavsky and Hong have

been four- and three-year members

of the varsity, respectfully,

and have and will leave a mark

on the program as they graduate.

“It’s going to be weird and

hard to not have them out there,”

the New Trier coach said. “The

good thing is they’ve continued

to be great leaders, like to leaders

before them.

One of the things I told these

kids is that they really grew this

year and were really supportive

of each other. If you take winning

and losing out of the equation,

those are great qualities. If

you can support each other and

really grow, you’re going to be

successful wherever you go.”

Ebeling scored a game-high 15

points, while Parker-Hall added

nine points and 11 rebounds. Liv

Becker led the Trevians with 12

points.


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Focused New Trier takes fifth at state

Bill McLean

Freelance Reporter

Avery Faulkner wept,

finally, at a gymnastics

meet — and it happened

immediately after the final

routine of her fine prep

career.

The New Trier senior

and future University of

Alabama marketing major

found it impossible to

keep her eyes dry as she

posed following her floor

exercise in the preliminaries

at the girls gymnastics

state meet in Palatine on

Friday, Feb. 21.

“I’d decided to slightly

change my last [tumbling]

pass so that I’d be able

to look right at my teammates

at the end of it,”

Faulkner recalled a day

later, when she watched

classmate Maeve Murdock

place ninth (8.8) on

the balance beam in the

event finals.

“I saw huge smiles from

my teammates. I’d never

cried at a meet, until this

one. I lost it.”

But she and her matmates

had maintained

their composure enough to

Avery Faulkner on the bars.

take fifth place (145.875

points) in the program’s

seventh Elite Eight appearance

in nine seasons.

Faulkner — still dealing

with a calf injury she had

incurred early in the season

— finished a strong

15th in the all-around

with a 36.6.

“Huge, huge,” Trevians

24th-year coach Jen

Pistorius said of Faulkner,

who, as a freshman, took

fourth on floor and sixth

on beam at state. “Probably

Avery’s best meet of

the season. That was nice

to see.”

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a claim. The state beam

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freshman season, Murdock

fell once in the finals

segment as a senior after

having advanced from the

prelims with a score of

9.1. She pursed her lips,

collected herself and then

resumed her gig atop the

unforgiving log.

Murdock and Pistorius

embraced for a good 15

seconds after Murdock’s

New Trier senior Rachel Zun performs during the preliminary round of the IHSA state

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dismount.

“As I hugged Maeve, I

told her, ‘Thank you for

your wonderful career,

for everything you did

for our program all four

years,’” Pistorius said

a year after NT’s squad

earned state runner-up

honors for the second

time in program history,

matching the programbest

finish by Jim Scully’s

crew in 1992.

Following the conclusion

of the beam shows

in the event finals, Murdock,

sitting with teammates

and friends in a

bank of bleachers near the

vault runway, shelved her

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to be a better leader. I’m

so lucky; these past four

years were amazing. I

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“New Trier gymnastics,”

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Ramblers close season as CCL champs

Michael Wojtychiw

Sports Editor

22nd Century Media FILE PHOTO

1st-and-3

Three TEAMS OF THE

WEEK

1. New Trier girls

gymnastics

(above).

The Trevians made

their seventh Elite

Eight appearance

in nine years and

took fifth place at

the state meet,

led by Maeve

Murdock’s beam

performance.

2. Loyola girls

basketball. The

Ramblers won

their fourth

consecutive

regional title by

defeating rival and

regional host New

Trier.

3. New Trier boys

swimming and

diving. The

Trevians won

the Niles North

Sectional by a

single point,

beating Loyola

and qualifying 15

entries for the

state meet.

Loyola Academy has

won 20 or more games

four times in the past seven

seasons, including four

regional titles and a sectional

title.

The one thing that has

escaped them? An outright

Catholic League title.

The 2013-14 team

shared a conference title,

but no Loyola team had

won the outright title since

the 2012-13 squad.

Until this year’s 2019-

20 squad.

After defeating DePaul

Prep on Feb. 18 to earn a

share of the conference title,

the Ramblers looked to

earn the outright title when

it traveled to Oak Park to

face Fenwick Friday, Feb.

21. The Friars were a game

behind the Ramblers, so a

Fenwick win would mean

the two would share the

title.

Loyola went into a

hostile environment and

pulled out a 57-49 win on

the road, clinching the outright

conference title, only

the program’s 11th in over

100 years as a Catholic

League member.

“It’s a really special feeling,”

Loyola’s Billy Palmer

said. “Everyone sees us

on the court, but nobody

sees us off the court and

how much of a connection

we have together. That

makes it all the better.”

Jordan Kwiecinski guards Fenwick’s Bryce Hopkins Friday, Feb. 21, in Oak Park. MICHAEL WOJTYCHIW/22ND CENTURY

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“That’s the best part,”

Matt Enghauser said. “I

get to do it with my best

friends, there’s nothing

better. It’s really special.”

Much like its previous

game’s win against De-

Paul Prep, the Ramblers

(26-4) got out to a fast

start, jumping out to a 10-2

lead before the Friars took

a time out to calm everything

down with 2 minutes,

6 seconds, left in the

first period.

However, unlike the

game against the Rams,

Loyola didn’t just run

away with the win. Fenwick

clawed back and

turned a 10-7 deficit early

in the second quarter

into a 21-19 lead with 24

seconds remaining in the

second quarter thanks to

the play of its star Bryce

Hopkins.

Hopkins scored seven

of his 23 points in the run,

giving the Friars their first,

and only, lead on a bucket

with 24 seconds before

the half. However, a free

throw by Enghauser, followed

by a three-point

play by Vaughn Pemberton

off of a steal, gave Loyola

a 23-21 lead going into the

half.

The Ramblers wouldn’t

trail again.

Due to its switching on

defense, there were multiple

instances that players

like Palmer or Will Pujals

were matched up against

Hopkins, who is six to

seven inches taller than

some of the players guarding

him.

That didn’t seem to

bother Palmer though.

“No matter who I guard,

Bryce is a really great

player, but whoever I

guard I’m thinking ‘you’re

not scoring on me,’” he

said. “I asked coach if I

can guard post players because

I like the challenge.

It’s really fun to do.”

The Friars got within

three on a couple occasions

in the second half,

but every time, the Ramblers

had a response and

iced the game, and the

title, down the stretch

thanks to Enghauser’s

free-throw shooting. The

senior went 6-for-6 at the

charity stripe in the last

26 seconds, turning a 51-

47 lead into 57-47 before

a last-second basket by

Fenwick.

“I’m not really thinking

about anything when I’m

up there,” Enghauser said.

“That’s why I only take

one dribble and shoot it, so

I can’t think about it.”

According to members

of the team, coach Tom

Livatino has been comparing

the current squad to

the 2014 one and for good

reason.

“The 2014 team is one of

the two or three best teams

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“It made me mentally tougher as an athlete

and as a person.”

Maeve Murdock — New Trier gymnast looking back on her

New Trier gymnastics career

tunE in

What to watch this week

BOYS SWIMMING AND DIVING: The state’s best come together

to crown champions.

• New Trier and Loyola take part in the IHSA state

swim meet Friday-Saturday, Feb. 28-29 at Evanston.

Index

35 - This Week In

34 - Athlete of the Week

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Michael

Wojtychiw, m.wojtychiw@22ndcenturymedia.com.


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What a week Loyola boys basketball wins

outright conference crown, Page 39

Postseason success

Ramblers take down rival for regional

crown, Page 37

New Trier’s Maeve Murdock performs her beam

routine at the state meet Friday, Feb. 21, in

Palatine. Carlos Alvarez/22nd Century Media

New Trier trio end their careers at state, Page 38

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