Golf course reopens

Lake Bluff Golf Clubhouse celebrates

successes, Page 3

Kids and cameras

Local children take photos in downtown

Lake Forest, Page 10


Block party helps provide beef to food

pantries, Page 8

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Jonathan Hough,

a Deer Path

Middle School

student, poses

in his uniform

while participating


simulation at the

U.S. Space and

Rocket Center

in Alabama.

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LF middle-schooler experiences

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Book Bike at the Farmers


9-9:30 a.m. Aug. 23

Lake Bluff Library, 123 E.

Scranton Ave. Checkout a

book, sign up for a library

card, sign up for our Summer

Reading Clubs, and

learn about what’s new at

the library.


Brewing Co. Block Party

(Library Centennial)

5-10 p.m. Aug. 24 Lake

Bluff Library, 123 E.

Scranton Ave. Grab your

party hats and come celebrate

the Lake Bluff Library’s

Centennial year at

the Lake Bluff Brewing

Company Summer Block

Party. Live music, raffle

prizes, birthday cake, and

so much more to enjoy!


Back to School Bash

1-4 p.m. Aug. 25 West

Lake Forest Train Station,

911 Telegraph Road.

Event includes many children’s

activities including

games, face painting,

a balloon artist, music by

Istvan and his Imaginary

Band, and food for purchase.

Event is free, but

attendees are encouraged

to bring school supplies to

donate to families in need.

For more information contact

(847) 810-3940.

Indian Guides & Princesses

Recruitment Picnic

2-5 p.m., Sunday Aug.

25, Townline Community

Park, 1555 Kennedy

Rd, Lake Forest. Open to

boys and girls pre-k–sixth

grade. Opportunity for

new and prospective members

to learn about the Fox

Nation Indian Guides &

Princess program and how

we help create Father-

Child experiences that will

last two lifetimes. This

free event features awardwinning

BBQ, as well as

games and activities for

all. Open to the whole

family. For more information

visit foxnation.org.


Artisan Guild Fall Fair

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept.

1-2, Bank Lane and Westminster

Avenue, Lake Forest.

The 14th annual Lake

Forest-Lake Bluff Artisan

Guild Fall Fair features 45

exhibitors, local and regional

artists giving back

to the community. Benefits

CROYA. Live music,

demos, children’s activities,

BBQ cookout & ice

cream. For more information

visit www.lflbartisanguild.com


Lake Bluff Farmers Market

7 a.m.-noon Fridays,

Lake Bluff Village Green.

The annual market features

summer flowers,

baked goods, fresh fruits,

veggies and more for sale.

For more information, visit


Elawa Farm Garden


8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday-

Saturdays May-October,

Elawa Farm, 1401 Middlefork

Drive, Lake Forest.

Guests will find a selection

of fresh garden produce

and flowers grown

chemical-free, soups, salads

and scones from the

kitchen, and a variety of

local products and artisan

gifts. Come say hello,

walk the vegetable and

flower gardens and attend

a Bee Boppers class on

Friday morning. For more

information, visit www.


Homefield Advantage

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday

and 1-4

p.m. Saturday-Sunday,

History Center of Lake

Forest-Lake Bluff, 509 E.

Deerpath Road, Lake Forest.

The Chicago Bears in

Lake Forest-Lake Bluff an

exhibit curated by the History

Center of Lake Forest-Lake

Bluff. For more

information, call (847)


A Matter of Balance

2 p.m. Tuesdays through

Aug. 27, Dickinson Hall,

100 E. Old Mill Road,

Lake Forest. Concerned

about falling? Come for

an action-oriented eightweek

workshop, designed

to help avoid falls and improve

balance and stability.

Free program sponsored

by White Crane Wellness

Center. For more information,

call (847) 234-2209.

Go Walk

8 a.m. every Tuesday

morning at the Lake Bluff

Recreation Center, 355 W.

Washington Ave., Lake

Bluff. Free for all Lake

Forest/Lake Bluff residents.

Walks will be held

outdoors, weather permitting,

year round. On

inclement days, walkers

will be able to use the Fitness

Center’s indoor track.

Register at the Lake Bluff

Park District www.lakebluffparks.org.

Toastmasters Club

6:15 p.m. First and third

Tuesday of the month,

Lake Forest Toastmasters

Club meets at the Gorton

Community Center, 400 E.

Illinois Road, Lake Forest.

Toastmasters is an international

organization that

aims to help develop communication

and leadership

skills for professional and

personal growth. This club

is open to all. For more information

visit www.lakeforest.toastmastersclubs.


Social Bridge Play

6:30 p.m. Thursdays,

First Presbyterian Church

of Lake Forest, 700 Sheridan

Road, Lake Forest.

Did you ever want to learn

to play Bridge, but just

didn’t know where to begin?

Or are you an avid

Bridge player looking for

a fun group to join? Beginners

and seasoned players

are welcome. Instruction

is available for all skill

levels. For any questions,

please email Lee at lgglf@


Memory Care & Adult Day


1:30-2:30 p.m. every

Thursday, The Sheridan

at Green Oaks, 29300 N.

Waukegan Road, Lake

Bluff. Come for a meaningful

targeted programming

to help people suffering

with dementia. Songs

by Heart Foundation

bringing music and dancing

to residents. For more

information, call (224)


Monthly Blood Pressure


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users by submitting your event at


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10-11 a.m. on the second

Monday of every month,

Dickinson Hall, 100 E.

Old Mill Road, Lake Forest.

Nurse Patti Mikes will

visit Dickinson Hall to

give free blood pressure

checks to anyone 50 years

old and older. No appointment

needed. For more information,

call (847) 234-


CROYA Weekly Meetings

4-5 p.m. or 7-8 p.m.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays,

CROYA, 400 Hastings

Road, Lake Forest.

Take a mid-week break to

make friends, learn about

volunteer opportunities,

vote on community events,

join a CROYA subcommittee,

take on leadership

roles and have fun. The

middle school meetings

are 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays at

CROYA. The high school

meetings are 7-8 p.m. on

Wednesdays at CROYA.

Wildlife Discovery Center

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday,

Friday, Saturday and Sunday,

Wildlife Discovery

Center, 1401 Middlefork

Drive, Lake Forest. The

Wildlife Discovery Center

is a living natural history

museum. Visitors come

face-to-face with a variety

of reptiles, amphibians,

birds and mammals. Admission

is free. For more

information, call (847)


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Lake Bluff Golf Club tees off to celebrate reopening

Sam Rakestraw

Freelance Reporter

The friendly matches at

the Lake Bluff Golf Clubhouse

on Friday, Aug. 9

were played with love and

appreciation for the past,

present and future with

the grand reopening of the


The public golf club

will be staying open after

doubt that the course

would be open by year’s


Members of the Lake

Bluff and Lake Forest

communities demonstrated

their knowledge in the

golf business and refusal

to allow their course to

close by raising $125,000

last year. The Park District

followed through on

their deal to match it for a

combined $250,000.

Under a new lease with

Members of the Lake Bluff Community Golf Association and others cut the ribbon

during the grand reopening celebration of the Lake Bluff Golf Clubhouse on Friday,

Aug. 9. Photo submitted

Mundelein-based course

manager GolfVisions

Management Inc., the

Lake Bluff Golf Club will

be in operation for at least

another five years.

The funds have gone

into the renovation of the

clubhouse and partnering

up with businesses such

as caterers or pro shop retailers.

“This golf course is a

great asset to the community,”

said John

Krzynowek, a member of

the Lake Bluff Community

Golf Association. “And

we all need to encourage

the modern community to

come out and support it.

By playing golf, hitting

balls, chipping, putting,

taking a lesson, going to

one of the camps or just

coming in to have lunch.”

The Lake Bluff Community

Golf Association

is a community organization

formed when it

became clear the course

was experiencing some

fate-questioning financial

problems. Golf experts,

business and community

members make up

the group, which closely

works with the Park District.

A year ago, the clubhouse

was a different

place. Aside from the

unhygienic nature of the

facilities and bathrooms,

it didn’t meet the requirements

of the Americans

with Disability Act

(ADA) and was inaccessible

for some. Now, the

clubhouse is up to date on

any building requirements

and was given a new look.

Sandy Swift plays in a

lady’s league every Tuesday.

She’d also volunteer

to help the interior designer

and architect bring the

next evolution of the clubhouse

to life. A wall was

removed to make more

space and the walls were


Artists from Lake Bluff

and Lake Forest were also

happy to display some

of their work around the

place. Guests of the Park

District across the street

would stop by for lunch.

“We kept it simple, but

effective,” said Swift.

As of now, any expenses

to the clubhouse have

been paid off. The balance

of the money is for any

other improvements.

A new addition to the

clubhouse, one commemorating

the past, is a

plaque on a rock giving

thanks to former Lake

Bluff Golf Club Commissioners

Kurt Gronau and

Brock Gordon.

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Lake Forest teen blasts off at Ala. Space Academy

Katie Copenhaver

Freelance Reporter

This summer was a particularly

special time to

be at the U.S. Space and

Rocket Center in Huntsville,

Alabama, because of

the 50th anniversary of the

first moon landing.

Deer Path Middle School

student Jonathan Hough,

13, a rising seventh-grader,

was lucky to be there for

the celebration of the successful

Apollo 11 mission.

In the week leading up to

Saturday, July 20, he attended

Space Academy, an

educational camp for kids

ages 12-14.

According to Hough,

there were a number of celebrations

at the center while

he was there, and the campers

participated in a couple




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of them. One took place the

morning of Tuesday, July

16 when the center attempted

to break a Guinness

World Record by launching

5,000 model rockets simultaneously

from the United

States Space Camp Rocket

Launch Complex. As of

press time, Guinness had

not confirmed if this broke

the world record.

The other was a ceremony

for campers featuring

Robert “Hoot” Gibson, a

retired astronaut, pilot and

naval officer. He flew five

space missions for NASA

in the 1980s and 1990s.

“It was really cool to see

him and hear stories,” said

Hough. “It made me more

interested in science.”

Additionally, all the

trainees/campers received

Jonathan Hough shakes hands with retired NASA

astronaut Robert Lee “Hoot” Gibson during Hough’s

graduation from the Space Academy held in Huntsville,

Alabama at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

a pin commemorating the

moon landing anniversary

during the academy graduation

at the end of their

camp session.

This was Hough’s first

year attending Space

Camp, and he discovered

it on his own, due to his

personal interest in space

exploration. According to

his father, Tyler Hough,

Jonathan saw a commercial

for it and then looked it up

online where he got all the

necessary details about registering

to attend.

During the camp session,

the younger Hough

was assigned to a team led

by two crew trainers, who

are the equivalent of camp

counselors. They worked

on two missions: a space

shuttle trip to the International

Space Station (ISS)

and a capsule trip to the

moon. He was assigned to

be commander on board

the shuttle for the first mission

and CAPCOM for

the second mission, which

meant he was at mission

control on Earth.

Also during the week, he

and his team members had

the opportunity to try space

simulators. One consisted

of three rings that move the

trainee, who is strapped in

like on an amusement park

ride, around in 360 degrees

of motion. The other simulated

a walk on the moon,

where the gravity is only

1/6 of what it is on Earth.

“That felt a little like

being on a trampoline,”

Hough said of the moon

walk simulator.

He is most likely the

Deer Path Middle Schooler Jonathan Hough takes a

literal spin on the Multi-Axis Trainer simulator during

Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in

Huntsville, Alabama. photos Submitted

only one from the Lake

Forest-Lake Bluff area

who attended space camp

in Huntsville this summer.

Hough said there were kids

from all over the United

States and even from other

countries who attended.

Their common passion for

space and science brought

them together for a culturally

rich experience.

According to the space

and rocket center administrators,

Space Camp “uses

astronaut training techniques

to engage trainees

in real-world applications

of STEM subjects.” In addition,

“students sleep in

quarters designed to resemble

the ISS and train in

simulators like those used

by NASA.”

“More than 900,000

trainees have graduated

from a Space Camp program

since its inception in

1982,” noted the administration.

As Hough said, the space

and rocket center held an

event almost every day

July 12-20 in commemoration

of the moon landing

anniversary, most of which

were open to the public.

Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin from

the Apollo 11 crew was one

of the special guests at a

Tuesday, July 16 evening


Hough hopes to return to

Space Camp next summer,

possibly for one of the other

programs, which include

aviation and robotics.

And his summer adventures

did not end when

he returned home from

Alabama. He left the next

week for Blue Lake Fine

Arts Band Camp in Michigan

and then attended a

general overnight camp in

Wisconsin. Finally, he and

his family took a trip to see

relatives in New York, during

which Hough played

a solo saxophone version

of the national anthem at

the beginning of a Brooklyn

Cyclones minor league

baseball game.

For more information on

Space Camp, which operates

year-round, visit www.


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Police Reports

North Chicago man arrested on warrant for battery to police officer

Justin Ohalete Ikenna,

45, of North Chicago, was

arrested on an outstanding

warrant for aggravated

battery to a police officer.

On Tuesday, Aug. 13,

police responded to a wellbeing

call at 1:36 p.m.

regarding a person asleep

in the men’s bathroom at

the East Train Depot, 695

Western Ave.

Police located Ohalete

asleep on the floor, and

when they checked his

information revealed two

outstanding warrants for

his arrest; one for aggravated

battery to a police

officer and one for failure

to appear. Ohalete was

arrested and transported

to the Lake County Jail,

where he was held pending

a bond hearing.

In Other Police News:

Aug. 9

• Erick V. Aguilar, 21, of

North Chicago, was arrested

for driving while

license revoked and expired

registration. Police

conducted a traffic stop at

12:43 a.m. on a gray SUV

after determining the vehicle’s

registration was

expired. When asked for

his driver’s license, the

driver, identified as Aguilar,

told the officer that

his license was suspended

and that he only carried

an Illinois identification

card. Aguilar was arrested,

transported to the

Public Safety Building,

processed and released

on bond with a September

court date.

Aug. 10

• Luis A. Herrera, 26, of

North Chicago, was arrested

for driving under

the influence and driving

while license suspended.

At 9:17 p.m.,

police responded to the

area of Western Avenue

and Westleigh Road after

receiving a 911 call

about a black Dodge that

was driving north in the

southbound lane and had

almost struck several

cars. The Dodge was located

in the 300 block

of Western Avenue after

the caller informed the

dispatcher the driver had

crawled into the back seat

of the Dodge. When police

arrived, they noticed

obvious signs of alcohol

impairment in the driver,

identified as Herrera, and

open containers of alcohol

in the vehicle. Herrera

told officers that he

had been drinking before

he got into the Dodge, according

to police reports.

A preliminary breath test

was done on scene which

resulted in a reading of

0.32 BAC, four times the

legal limit. Officers contacted

Lake Forest Fire

Department and Herrera

was transported to Lake

Forest Hospital for evaluation,

due to his extreme

high level of intoxication.

When Herrera was

released from the Lake

Forest hospital he was

processed by police, released

on bond, and given

a September court date.

Lake Bluff

July 29

• Officer responded to the

area of Sheridan Road at

Crab Tree Lane at 6:14

a.m. for a report of peacocks

in the roadway. Officer

located the peacocks

and escorted them back

to where they belong. Officer

cleared when no further

police service was


• A Lake Bluff resident

notified Village Hall at

10:27 a.m. of graffiti in

the Rockland Road bike

tunnel. Public Works was

notified and removed the


• Officer responded to the

200 block of South Waukegan

Road at 1:18 p.m. for a

report of a counterfeit $20

bill that was passed on

July 27.

July 31

• William L. Galloway,

38, of Antioch, was arrested

for driving while

suspended and speeding in

a construction zone with

workers present at 1:47

a.m. Officers conducted a

traffic stop on northbound

Route 41 at the northern

limits. A September court

date has been set for Galloway.

Aug. 2

• An officer was dispatched

to Green Bay Road and

Rockland Road at 8:16

a.m. for a report of several

areas of the tunnel that had

been spray painted. While

conducting additional patrols,

officers observed

graffiti on various items

in Mawman Mark at 8:53


Aug. 6

• Officers responded to

the 300 block of Rockland

Road for a dispute over a

cab bill at 4 p.m. Officers

arrived on scene and met

with the cab driver who

advised that his intoxicated

passenger was giving

him difficulty paying

the fare, and had tried to

punch him while he was

driving. The cab driver advised

that he did not want

to sign any complaints and

only wanted the fare that

was due to him and to no

longer drive the passenger.

Officers stood by while the

cab fare was settled and

provided the passenger of

the cab a courtesy ride to

the train depot to wait for a

cab. No further assistance

was needed and officers


Aug. 7

• Officers took a report of

a vehicle burglary on West

Sanctuary Court at 8:20

a.m. It appeared that a suspect

or suspects entered

the attached garage and reportedly

took a purse that

contained U.S. currency

and credit cards. Police are

actively investigating.

• Officers responded to

the area of Sheridan Road

and East Witchwood Lane

at 7:12 p.m. for a report of

a suspicious person. The

two complainants advised

they were running north

along Sheridan Road on

the bike path and a male

subject on a bicycle appeared

to be following

them. The complainant

described the subject as

a Hispanic male in his

early- to mid-20s with

a buzzed haircut style,

wearing a black t-shirt,

black shorts and a blue

backpack on a black bicycle.

The complainant

advised that she began to

walk and subject continued

to follow behind them

and did not attempt to

ever pass. The complainant

also advised the subject

appeared to be reaching

or holding something

on his side. The complainant

advised the subject did

not attempt to touch them,

did not threaten them, and

did not attempt to speak to

them. Officer checked the

bike paths along Route

176 and Sheridan Road

and was unable to locate

the subject.

Aug. 10

• Officers took multiple reports

of delayed thefts that

occurred at a retail store in

the 900 block of Rockland

Road. According to police

reports, media was taken

from the store. Police are

actively investigating.

• Officer responded to the

Village Green at 9:13 p.m.

for a report of fraudulent

currency that was used at

a food vendor at the block


• Officer responded to

Mawman Park for a report

of criminal defacement to

property at 3:28 p.m.


Lake Forest Leader’s Police

Reports are compiled from

official reports found on file

at the Lake Forest and Lake

Bluff Police Departments. Individuals

named in these reports

are considered innocent

of all charges until proven

guilty in a court of law.


Lawsuit alleges Glenview

nursing home employees

abused, harassed 91-yearold


A Glenview nursing

home and two of its former

employees are facing

a $1 million lawsuit over

alleged abuse and harassment

at the facility — including

an incident posted

on Snapchat by the former


The Abington of Glenview

nursing home and its

owner/operator Innovative

Management, as well as

former employees Brayan

Cortez, of Glenview,

and Jamie Montesa, were

sued Wednesday, Aug. 7,

in Cook County Circuit

Court by Margaret Battersby

Black, of the Levin

& Perconti law firm.

Black is representing

Margaret Collins, a

91-year-old former Abington

resident, who was diagnosed

with dementia.

Collins alleges she was

taunted by Cortez and

Montesa, who worked as

certified nursing assistants

at the nursing home

located at 3901 Glenview


Cortez, 20, and Montesa,

21, were arrested Jan. 8

at the Glenview Police Department,

more than two

weeks after a video was

posted to Snapchat.

A video of the incident

shows Collins holding a

blanket above her head

as one of the employees

shakes a hospital gown at

her and tosses it on her pillow.

The short video was

captioned with the words

“Margaret hates gowns”

alongside two laughing

emojis, according to the


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the lake forest leader | August 22, 2019 | 7

Address canvassing for 2020

Census underway on North Shore

Hilary Anderson

Freelance Reporter

The U.S. Census Bureau

recently began address

canvassing for the 2020


Address canvassing is

the verification of addresses

generally due to new

construction or the demolition

of buildings.

It will not happen on

every block in the United


“The only time address

canvassers will knock on

a door is to confirm an address

has either been created

or changed since the

last census in 2010,” said

Bryan Carpenter, Chicago

Regional Census Center,

U.S. Census Bureau.

“Most of the address canvassing

will be done from

the curb. There also will

be no phone calls made to

residents during address


Older houses that have

been torn down and replaced

with new ones usually

maintain the address

of the former house on that


New addresses that

likely will be verified by a

census address canvasser

include the following:

• A new house or building

that now stands on a

piece of once vacant land.


From Page 6

Reporting by Jason Addy,

Contributing Editor. Full

story at GlenviewLantern.



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• Townhouses or two or

more single family houses

constructed on a single

piece of vacant land, or

those built on a larger lot

where at one time there

stood only a single house

or building. They usually

will have new addresses

and/or a split personal

identification number.

• An address on a building

that changed from

one to two separate living

quarters since the 2010

Census would be another

address the canvasser likely

would verify.

• Multi-family addresses

such as college dorms or

group homes are identified

through third-party data.

There are several ways

to verify the individual is a

Census Bureau employee

Carpenter said.

• The field representative

must present an identification

badge, which contains

their name, photograph, a

Department of Commerce

watermark and an expiration


• A field representative

will be carrying an official

bag with the Census Bureau

logo or a laptop for

conduct the survey.

• The field representative

will provide a letter

from the Census Bureau

on official letterhead stating

why they are visiting

your residence.

• Upon request, the field

representative will provide

their supervisor’s contact

information and/or the

phone number for the local

Census Bureau Regional

Office, which supervises

the activities of all field

representatives in the local


“A Census Bureau employee

during the address

canvassing will never call

you on the phone or ask

for usernames, passwords,

credit card numbers or account

details,” Carpenter

said. “Additionally, a field

representative will never

ask for money or donations,

anything on behalf

of a political party or your

mother’s maiden name.”

It cannot be emphasized

enough that most of the

address canvassing will be

done from the curb Carpenter


“Census workers additionally

will never ask for

social security or banking

information,” said Michael

Robinson, commander

with the Wilmette Police

Department. “If someone

does not have proper identification

or is acting suspiciously,

please call the Wilmette

Police Department

for assistance.”

County shooting, police


A car stolen from the

driveway of a Wilmette

residence during the overnight

hours of Sunday,

Aug. 11, was involved in

a high-speed chase from

Lake County to Chicago

two nights later, according

to the Wilmette Police Department

and Lake County

Sheriff’s Office.

The chase was preceded

by a homicide at a Gurnee

residence involving the occupants

of the stolen car.

Reporting by Eric De-

Grechie, Managing Editor.

Full story at WilmetteBeacon.com.

Thank You!

McKinlock Post 264 of the American Legion

in Lake Forest would like to thank our

Lake Forest Day Corporate Sponsors and the

communities of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff for

their continuing support and encouragement


AAA Tentmasters

Altounian Construction

Kloss Distributing, Co.

Lake Forest Bank & Trust

Shops of Market Square

Sunset Corners Shopping Center


Deer Path Inn

Knauz Motors

Lesser, Lustig & Pasquesi

Mariani Landscape


Sunset Foods

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The Clemens family,

Lake Forest

Born: February 7,


Friend: Guinness

Favorite Hobby:

Bring in the

morning paper and

walking at Lake

Forest Open Lands.

Pet Peeve:

Beeping smoke

alarm when the battery is low!!!

Favorite Food: Rib Bones and leftover gravy at


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Beef4Hunger Block Party in LB

provides free beef for the needy

Peter Kaspari, Editor

A nonprofit dedicated

to providing free beef

for needy people across

the country will be able

to provide about 12,000

more meals following a

fundraiser in Lake Bluff

on Saturday, Aug. 10.

Beef4Hunger, based in

Lake Forest, raised money

to purchase those meals

during the Brewing Company

Block Party.

Greg Barnum, president

and founder of Beef4Hunger,

said the Lake Bluff

event was a success.

“It went great,” he said.

“We raised enough funds

to probably provide another

12,000 meals directly

to those in need.”

He estimated there were

about 400 people in attendance

at the block party,

which included a performance

from The Hellhounds,

who have been

supporting Beef4Hunger

for the past eight years.

Unlike most nonprofits,

which measure their successes

in dollars raised,

Barnum said Beef4Hunger

instead counts how

many meals they’ve provided

as their successes.

“We have always talked

in meals served versus

dollars,” he said.

Beef4Hunger was

founded in 2012 after Barnum

said they surveyed

more than 200 food banks

across the country and

learned that, when they

have to trim their budgets,

beef is usually the

first food item they cut because

it’s the most expensive

food they provide.

“It’s like gold to them,”

Barnum said.

Beef4Hunger provides

The lead singer of The Hellhounds performs Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Beef4Hunger

Block Party. Submitted photos

The Beef4Hunger Block Party raised enough to provide about $12,000 beef meals to

those in need on Saturday, Aug. 10.

that fresh beef to the food

pantries in not only Lake

County and Illinois, but

across the nation as well.

Barnum said it’s the

only nonprofit in the

country that exclusively

cures and delivers fresh

beef to those in need.

Since its inception,

Beef4Hunger has donated

more than 293,000 meals.

Barnum thanked all who

came out to Lake Bluff to

support Beef4Hunger. He

The Hellhounds perform at the Beef4Hunger Block

Party in Lake Bluff on Saturday, Aug. 10.

specifically mentioned

three local sponsors; Lake

Bluff Brewing Company;

Griffith, Grant & Lackie

Realtors, and Maevery

Public House.

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10 | August 22, 2019 | The lake forest leader NEWS


Photo Frenzy

Kids and their cameras had the chance to show off their

camera skills Saturday, Aug. 10 in downtown Lake Forest at the

Kids and Camera event.

Kids participating in the Kids and Camera: A Photo Exhibition event find details atop

the buildings in Lake Forest during their photo walk with Kerri Sherman on Saturday,

Aug. 10.

Luke Wagliardo snaps some pictures of the fountain in Lake Forest Market Square on

Saturday, Aug. 10. Photos by Alex Newman/22nd Century Media

Kids with their cameras stopped by the

Deer Path Inn in Lake Forest with Kerri

Sherman to snap some photos.

The kids who participated in the Kids

and Camera: A Photo Exhibition pose

for a photo during the photo walk on

Saturday, Aug. 10 in Lake Forest.



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"Eye in the Sky" and "Games People Play"

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12 | August 22, 2019 | The lake forest leader NEWS


LF-BL History Center announces fall programming

Submitted content

Early sign-up is now available

for fall programming at

the History Center of Lake

Forest-Lake Bluff.

Back to School with Transfer

U: A Book Talk with Mike


On Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7

p.m., local author Mike Conklin

will discuss his latest book,

“Transfer U,” is a mix of academia

and basketball in America

like you’ve never seen. It’s

East vs.West with showdowns

in Chicago, on and off the

court, and a national title at

stake. Books will be available

for purchase and signing. Light

refreshments will be served.

The event is free for members

and $10 for non-members.

A Sesquicentennial Ferry

Tale: Celebrating the History

of Ferry Hall

In celebration of the sesquicentennial

of Ferry Hall’s

doors opening, Rita MacAyeal,

Library Director and Archivist

from Lake Forest Academy,

will offer a slideshow presentation

highlighting the history of

Ferry Hall, its traditions, and

the stories of some of the notable

alumnae and former faculty,

including Hollywood star

Jean Harlow and U.S. Secretary

of Labor Francis Perkins.

It will be Thursday, Sept. 19 at

7 p.m. Come for a peek into a

special part of Lake Forest’s

past that continues into present

times. It’s $10 for members

and $15 for non-members.

The Changing Public Management

of Epidemics: From

Tuberculosis and AIDS to Ebola

This program is in conjunction

with LF Reads Ragdale:

The Great Believers. Join us

for a fascinating panel discussion

on epidemics past

and present; from early diseases

before immunization

and penicillin to the AIDS

epidemic in Chicago (as referenced

in Rebecca Makkai’s

book, “The Great Believers”),

to today’s rebellion on immunization

for illnesses like

measles and the risk of rapid

spread of deadly viruses like

ebola. Our esteemed panelists:

George Dawson, Ph.D., Distinguished

Scientist, Volwiler

Society, Abbott; Dr. Jill Holden,

Chief of Staff , Northwestern

Lake Forest Hospital; Lori

Kaufmann, Chair, Fund Development

and Past President

of the Chicago AIDS Foundation;

and Dale Kempf, Distinguished

Research Fellow,

Director Neglected Diseases

Research, AbbVie. Moderated

by: Carol Summerfield, Executive

Director, History Center

Lake Forest-Lake Bluff.

The program is Wednesday,

Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. It’s $15 for

members and $20 for nonmembers.

Lake Bluff awarded public safety grant

Staff report

The village of Lake Bluff was recently

awarded a grant through the

ComEd Powering Safe Communities


This grant will support the purchase

of a new portable speed advisory

sign to enhance the village’s

neighborhood traffic-calming program.

The sign will warn drivers

when they exceed the speed limit

and will log traffic data for future

traffic-calming decisions, including

increased enforcement or engineering


“The safety of the public and our

employees is our highest priority,”

Melissa Washington, vice president

of governmental and external affairs

at ComEd, said in a press release.

“That’s why we partner with

the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus

each year through the ComEd Powering

Safe Communities Program

to promote a culture of safety and

wellness in our communities. By

providing local agencies with the

resources required to help address

public safety needs, we’re powering

a brighter, more resilient future

for the residents they serve.”

Lake Bluff was one of 25 northern

Illinois communities to receive

the grant.

For the past four grant cycles,

ComEd has collaborated with the

Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, a

council for Chicagoland’s chief

elected officials, on public policy

issues and to fund $670,000 worth

of public safety projects throughout

northern Illinois. Through this

collaboration, ComEd provides the

program funding, the Metropolitan

Mayors Caucus administers the

grants to local communities, and

grant recipients match ComEd’s

contribution with their own funding

of equal or greater value.

“For the past four years, we have

been able to leverage over $1.8

million for 95 local public safety

projects,” said Joseph Tamburino,

Hillside mayor and chairman of the

Metropolitan Mayors Caucus.


Awards Luncheon

presented by 22nd Century Media and Autohaus on Edens

11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12,

Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe

Speakers include a Panel of NS WIB 2018 Winners

• Education: Tina Tranfaglia, College Knowledge LLC

• Entrepreneur: Amy Torf, Noggin Builders

• Legal: Cynde H. Munzer, Dykema Gossett PLLC

• Senior Care: Margalit Tocher, Home Care Assistance

{ Tickets on sale now! }


The 2019 winners

who will be honored include:

Education - Susan Magill, Experts in Education

Entrepreneur - Jennifer Fondrevay, Day 1 Ready M&A Consulting

Financial - Maureen McPeek, Lynch McPeek Wealth Management

Health & Wellness - Cathy Irwin, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute

Hospitality & Dining - Kelly Yang, 5b2f Akira

Large Company - Meaghan Johnson, Lakeshore Recycling Systems

Legal - Maria Doughty, Allstate

Medium Company - Lisa Pickell, Orren Pickell Building Group

Non-Profit - Melinda Harris, Sing to Live Community Chorus

Real Estate - Natasha Patla, @properties

Seasoned Professional (Age 41 and older) - Diana Sotelo, Galaxie

Professional Cleaning Service

Senior Care - Charlotte Bishop, Creative Care Management

Small Company - Dr. Terrie Briggs, Banner Literacy

Woman-Owned Business - Tanya Fretheim, Street Level Studio

Young Professional (Age 40 and younger) - April Doremus,

Villa Healthcare

Ticket Deadline: Sept. 4

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14 | August 22, 2019 | The lake forest leader SOUND OFF


From the Editorial Intern

Closing time

65TH ANNUAL 2019

Eli Fraerman

Editorial Intern

I got out into the communities of

Highland Park and Lake Forest

and interviewed its citizens, reporting

on real stories with real

people who had a story to tell.

-Eli Fraerman

join us labor day weekend!

annual juried fine art show

sunday -monday september 1-2

10 a.m. -5p.m.

Market Square Lake Forest, Illinois deerpathartleague.org

FREE Admission Open to the Public

Artwork: Josh Merrill

They say the best

way to get experience

in a field

is to get an internship.

However, many internships

require experience

in order to land them. For

many college students

including myself, this can

become a frustrating conundrum

when it comes

to applying for summer


Lacking much journalism

experience outside of

the newsroom at Lehigh

University, I struck out on

a lot of “bigger” opportunities

I was hopeful to

receive after my sophomore

year in college. I

did however receive an

opportunity here at 22nd

Century Media, an opportunity

to come home

to Highland Park for the

summer and gain valuable

internship experience.

I was unsure what I

was going to accomplish

this summer. I knew I

had the skills to jump out

into the field, but I wasn’t

sure my abilities would

be tested. The internship

wasn’t full-time, so I really

didn’t know if I would

gain valuable experiences

or just sit around doing

the work the full-time

editors didn’t want to do.

I am elated to say

that this internship far

exceeded my expectations.

I got out into the

communities of Highland

Park and Lake Forest and

interviewed its citizens,

reporting on real stories

with real people who had

a story to tell. For the last

three months, I believe

I have told those stories

and while not everything

I did may have seemed

super important-hyperlocal

stories aren’t always

the craziest news- I

believe that each story I

wrote furthered me as a


I am confident that I

will go back to school

this semester with a better

preparedness as a writer,

an interviewer and with

an enhanced ability to

tell people’s stories. I

even gained immediate

connections through this

internship. The first story

I was assigned, a Lake

Bluff resident who wrote

a book on the Chicago

Bears 2018 season, turned

into an extra opportunity

for me this summer

exploring some of the

radio and audio side of


While I wasn’t too

excited to feel like I was

stuck at home for the

summer after my sophomore

year of college, I

know that I have walked

away with a far greater

understanding of the

journalism world and

furthered my abilities.

I want to thank my

Highland Park editor Erin

Yarnall for guiding me

through this summer and

recognizing that my abilities

could and should be

put to the test out in the

field. I am also thankful

to Alyssa Groh for serving

a similar role during

her time as the Lake Forest

editor before moving

on from 22nd Century

Media. Without them, I

wouldn’t be able to say I

gained as much from this

summer as I did.

I have ambition to

move forward with my

journalism career and I

now know that I have the

experiences to match my

abilities. No longer will

the problem of not having

valuable experiences be

an issue for me. Unlike

some kids my age who

get “internships” that

only consist of getting

coffee and doing mindless

work, I know that I

actually got something

out of my summer. For

whatever my future holds,

I will forever be thankful

to 22nd Century Media

for helping jump start my


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Social snapshot

Top Stories

Top stories from LakeForestLeader.com as

of Monday, Aug. 19:

1. Highland Park: LF man arrested after HP

golf club attack

2. Lake Forest native plays three varsity sports

as a freshman

3. Lake Forest native Werner brings home two

national titles

4. Going Places: Mick follows in her sister’s

footsteps, will play Division-I field hockey

5. Lake Forest Day brings families together for

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On Aug. 12, the Lake Forest Library tweeted,

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Remembering childhood family vacations

Peter Kaspari


One of my favorite

parts about

growing up was

the annual Kaspari family

summer vacation.

Every year, Mom,

Dad, my sister Katy and

I would pack the rental

car, fill it to the brim

with suitcases, coolers,

snacks, car games and our

favorite cassette tapes and

hit the road. We stayed,

for the most part, in the

Midwest, but we still

explored some amazing

sights from the country.

Among the places

we visited were Junction

City, Kansas to visit

the storefront that once

housed the restaurant my

Greek great-grandparents

had owned; Columbus,

Ohio, where we saw the

Columbus Zoo; multiple

trips to Minnesota to see

the Mall of America;

Washington, D.C. for the

White House, the U.S.

Capitol, the National

Mall and all the museums;

and, my personal

favorite family vacation,

when my family took a

trip to South Dakota in

1996, shortly before I

turned 8 years old. We

saw Mt. Rushmore, the

Corn Palace, Needles

Highway and, the best

part of the trip, Custer

State Park, where we saw

bison, bighorn sheep,

prairie dogs and the

Editor Peter Kaspari (right) and his sister, Katy Kaspari (left) pose at the Needles in

South Dakota’s Black Hills during a family vacation in 1996. SUBMITTED PHOTO

famous “begging burros”

(donkeys who stand in

the middle of the road

and won’t leave until you

feed them).

While I vividly remember

many of these vacations,

the truth is, with

the passage of time, some

details I’ve forgotten.

That’s why I’m thankful

that my parents took so

many pictures on these

vacations. To this day, my

family has albums filled

with vacation photos

from all the trips we took

over the years. I certainly

enjoy going back and

looking through them

to see what I was doing

back then.

I bring this up because

the Lake Forest Leader is

hosting its seventh annual

Family Vacation Photo

Contest, and I’m expecting

to see some great

entries from our readers.

Send in a photo from

your family vacation

this summer 2019 for a

chance to get it published

in the paper and win a

prize from a local business.

We’re looking for

entries from Lake Forest

and Lake Bluff residents.

Last year, the winning

entry was sent in by the

Eglite family, of Lake

go figure


An intriguing number from this week’s edition

The number of meals

Beef4Hunger will serve after

the Beef4Hunger Block

Party. Story on Page 6.

The Lake Forest Leader

Sound Off Policy

Editorials and columns are the opinions of the author. Pieces

from 22nd Century Media are the thoughts of the company

as a whole. The Lake Forest Leader encourages readers to write

letters to Sound Off. All letters must be signed, and names

and hometowns will be published. We also ask that writers

include their address and phone number for verification, not

publication. Letters should be limited to 400 words. The Lake

Forest Leader reserves the right to edit letters. Letters become

property of The Lake Forest Leader. Letters that are published

do not reflect the thoughts and views of The Lake Forest Leader.

Letters can be mailed to: The Lake Forest Leader, 60 Revere

Drive ST 888, Northbrook, IL, 60062. Fax letters to (847)

272-4648 or email to peter@lakeforestleader.com.


Forest. In the photo,

Beckham, Alissa and

Lauren Eglite jump for

joy in front of the Eiffel


We’re looking forward

to seeing your entries!

16 | August 22, 2019 | The lake forest leader LAKE FOREST


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A Tour of Korea Glenview’s Gangnam Ramen quickly

becoming local favorite after 2019 opening, Page 31

Bill Nixon, volunteer experience

manager at Bernie’s Book Bank,

moves large boxes of books

around the facility. The Chicago

Bears Ladies are holding a drive to

get 500 books donated to the Lake

Bluff book bank. Peter Kaspari/22nd

Century Media

Books From the

Bears Ladies

Wives, partners of

Bears players collect

books for Bernie’s

Book Bank, Page 19

18 | August 22, 2019 | The lake forest leader puzzles


north shore puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku

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

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur


1. Add to a message


5. It’s frequently

stolen on a diamond

9. The BeeGees boys

14. Legendary archer

15. Middle-eastern


16. Hasta la vista

17. Ice cream


18. Small gull

19. Repeated

20. “Bon ___”

21. More plentiful

23. Blood-red

25. “And I Love


28. ___ Beta Kappa

29. “One more


31. Nonsense!

34. Showy display

38. Took to court

39. Kind of acid

41. Apple cider girl

of song

42. Dance style

43. Lamenting


44. Brazilian dance

46. Space invaders,

for short

47. Lug

50. Camcorder


52. Klutz

53. Garden scientist

who works with 5


60. Uttered again

62. Woman

63. Chaos

65. Did like Beyonce

66. Feminine suffixes

67. Tennis great,


68. It’s crimson in

the movie

69. Where to see a


70. Stuns, in a way

71. CEO’s aide

72. Confusion


1. Pop purchase

2. Constellation with a


3. Relating to audible


4. Woman’s shoe

5. Glencoe-based

“living museum and

conservation science

center” - goes with 9


6. Amorphous creature

7. Indian lute played

with a bow

8. Depression

9. See 5 down

10. ___ fixe

11. Avian home in the


12. Wrap

13. Application datum:


22. Vane direction

24. Prefix with -stat

26. Construct

27. Fixes

30. Evidence collectors

31. Low man in the choir

32. Insurance company

headquartered in Rhode


33. Celebratory slaps

35. Fleur-de-___ (emblem

of France)

36. DDS’s group

37. Dundee headgear

40. Ice hockey org.

42. Minnow’s kin

45. One of the Fondas

48. Kicks out

49. To each

51. Ratify

54. Member of a Jamaican


55. Cases for small


56. Patches up

57. Links legend, informally

58. Tandoor baked


59. Mammoth growths

61. Split

63. Excited, with “up”

64. “On the Beach”

actress, Gardner


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(840 S. Waukegan


■Live ■ music every

Friday night

West Lake Forest Train


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(486 Roger Williams


■Running ■ each Thursday

until Sept. 12:

Food Truck Thursday,

featuring live music

starting at 4:30 p.m.


The Humble Pub

(336 Green Bay Road,

(847) 433-6360)

■9 ■ p.m. every Wednesday

night: Open Jam

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(431 Sheridan Road,

(847) 432-0301)

■7 ■ p.m. every Monday:


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(130 Highwood Ave.)

■Wednesdays, ■


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4:30-9:30 p.m.:

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Gourmet Market



(1150 Willow Road,

(847) 480-2323)

■From ■ open until close

all week: bowling and


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(873 Sanders Road)

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the lake forest leader | August 22, 2019 | 19

Bears Ladies launch donation

drive for Bernie’s Book Bank

Peter Kaspari, Editor

Bernie’s Book Bank

is expected to get a very

large book donation by the

end of the month thanks to

some bears.

No, not the animal bears;

the Chicago Bears.

A group of women

known as the Chicago

Bears Ladies is in the midst

of a donation drive, where

they are hoping to get 500

books donated to the Lake

Bluff-based book bank that

provides quality children’s

books to at-risk kids.

The Chicago Bears Ladies

is made up of women

who are wives, girlfriends

and partners of Chicago

Bears players.

Jennifer Leno, a Bear

Lady who is married to

left tackle Charles Leno

Jr., said the idea to hold a

donation drive for Bernie’s

Book Bank began last year

when the wife of a nowformer

player came up

with the idea.

After the player left the

Bears, Leno said she and

another Chicago Bears

Lady decided to continue

the book drive.

“Why don’t we do

it again?” Leno asked.

“We’re going to try and

make it an annual thing we

do now.”

The idea for the fundraiser

came about after

the Ladies were asked to

participate in a number

of charity events with the

players themselves.

“We’ve been trying

for years to get a group

of women together to do

something just like charity-involved,”

she said.

“And the team has started

to do a lot of stuff with us.

The Lake Bluff-based Bernie’s Book Bank provides

books to children who may not be able to afford them.

We thought, ‘Hey, let’s do

something on our own.’”

Last year’s fundraiser

mostly consisted of the

Bears players buying Chicago

Bears books that

were signed by the players

and then donated to Bernie’s

Book Bank.

This year, Leno said

the goal is to donate 500


“I think we are on track

to pass that,” she said.

“I’m very excited.”

Leno said she’s been

working hard to promote

the event on social media.

When the Bears were at

training camp in Bourbonnais,

she posted on social

media about it and encouraged


“I have a trunk full of

books,” she said. “I told

people, ‘Hey, just message

me on Twitter and we’ll

meet up.’”

But there are other places

where the books can be

donated as well. Locally,

donation boxes have been

set up at the Lake Bluff

Rec Center and the Lake

Forest Rec Center.

Leno added that donation

boxes and posters

have also been set up in

local businesses.

“It’s been pretty successful

so far,” Leno said

of the book drive.

In fact, it’s proven so

popular, the book drive

has been extended to the

end of the month.

Leno added, in October,

the Bears Ladies will

actually come to Bernie’s

Book Bank to help sort

and organize the books.

Besides books, Leno

said monetary donations

are also being accepted.

The Bears Ladies are actively

involved in a variety

of activities.

“Every year, the Bears

give us out a big list of

opportunities we can be

involved in,” she said.

One that she and her

husband did recently was

help assemble bunk beds

for needy children.

The Bears Ladies also

take part in breast cancer

awareness events and a

Christmas event where the

Bears played with children

while their parents

shopped for gifts.

Those interested in

donating should visit a

dropoff location or visit


Leno asked, when asked

for a group name, to put

Chicago Bears Ladies.




1840 Skokie Boulevard

Northbrook, IL 60062




flier for the


Bears Ladies

book drive is

on display in

the Lake Forest




by Peter






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22 | August 22, 2019 | The lake forest leader DINING OUT




Gangnam Ramen takes diners

on tour of Korean cuisine

Jason Addy

Contributing Editor










Restrictions apply and not available

on previously purchased tickets.

After decades of wowing

her family and friends

at get-togethers and church

events, Keum Ahn — with

support from her husband

and children — decided

it was time to show off

her culinary skills to the


The Ahn family opened

the doors to Gangnam Ramen

in February at 952

Harlem Ave. in Glenview,

and local residents and

Korean cuisine lovers

quickly took notice, said

Keum’s son Daniel, who

left his job in corporate

marketing to help ensure

the success of his family’s

first restaurant.

The reception has been

“surprisingly very positive,”

he said. “The feedback

so far is great. We

love the local community

here in Glenview. We have

a lot of regulars who are

very supportive, so we’re

grateful for that.”

“In the beginning, it

was actually really hard,”

Keum said through Daniel,

who translated on her

behalf. But once Daniel

and his sister stepped in to

help out with operations,

Keum found her rhythm

and started winning over


In the first six months,

Gangnam Ramen has converted

many who stopped

in to try the “half-traditional,

half-modern” fusion

of Korean flavors into

regular diners, he said.

Most of the dishes on

the menu started from traditional

Korean recipes

that Keum learned while

growing up in the southernmost

reaches of South

Korea with 10 siblings.

Gangnam Ramen’s Korean fried chicken ($10 for a large

order) features deep-fried chicken nuggets glazed in a

Korean chilli sauce. Eric DeGrechie/22nd Century Media

Keum said she has taken

those recipes and “Americanized”

them slightly as a

way to introduce customers

to Korean cuisine.

The menu also features

a few options for those

looking to sample some of

the more exotic dishes of

Korea, such as the seafood

udon and spicy rice cakes.

While many of the dishes

have rustic roots, some

have much more regal

backgrounds, like the Korean

BBQ bulgogi, a dish

once reserved for Korean

royalty and special events.

“I see ourselves as a tour

guide for Korean culture,”

Daniel said, alluding to the

wide range of dishes featured

on the menu.

Gangnam Ramen also

offers diners a dichotomy

between traditional and

modern, with one side of

the restaurant featuring

muted tones and marble

tables and the other side

bursting with colors and

more modern wooden


Keum and Daniel recently

took a group of

22nd Century Media editors

on their tour of Korean

cuisine via some of

Gangnam Ramen’s most

popular dishes.

Gangnam Ramen

952 Harlem Ave.,


(847) 724-1111


11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5-9

p.m. Monday-Saturday

Closed Sundays

The experience started

with an order of Gangnam

Ramen’s Korean fried

chicken ($10 for a large order),

which features deepfried

chicken nuggets

glazed in a Korean chilli

sauce, and an order of the

Korean BBQ fries ($8.50),

a serving of French fries

topped with marinated ribeye

beef, sour cream sauce,

scallions and housemade

Korean barbecue sauce.

We also sampled the

fried dumplings ($8 for

eight dumplings), a staple

of many Asian restaurants.

Next, the Ahn family

served us dumpling ramen

($10.50), a large bowl of

broth filled with dumplings,

egg, mushrooms,

peppers, onions and other

vegetables. Keum simmers

chicken bones for 48 hours

to give the broth its depth

of flavor.

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LakeForestLeader.com FAITH

the lake forest leader | August 22, 2019 | 23

Faith Briefs

Faith Lutheran Church

(680 West Deerpath, Lake Forest)

Mid-week Bible Study

Join us for mid-week

Bible Study Wednesdays

from 10-11 a.m. in the

Adult Forum Room. The

Parables of Jesus are being

studied. The Lord’s Supper

is offered after each class.

Church Council

Meeting Monday, Aug.

26 from 7-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday Tie’ers

9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday,

Aug. 27. Put together

quilts for Lutheran

World Relief. No sewing

experience required.

First Presbyterian Church

(700 Sheridan Road, Lake Forest)

Summer Worship

Through Sept. 1 at 10

a.m., followed by fellowship.

Festival Sunday

10 a.m., Sunday, Sept.

15. Kick-off the program

year with a Festival Sunday

single worship service

at 10 a.m., followed

by an all-church meal for


Fall Rummage Sale

8 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday,

Sept. 28. On the 70th year

of the Rummage Ministry,

the Fall Rummage Sale is

back this year! All net dollars

raised at our sales go

to Mission.

Wednesday Women’s Bible


9:45-11 a.m. Wednesdays,

PH Conference


Lake Forest College Health

& Wellness Breakfast

6:30-10 a.m., Saturday,

Aug. 24 at Fellowship

Hall East. Other locations:

Fellowship Hall Kitchen,

Fellowship Hall Lobby,

Fellowship Hall Middle.

Grace United Methodist Church

(244 East Center Ave., Lake Bluff)

Boy Scouts

7-9 p.m. Mondays. Boy

Scout Troop 42 meet in

Fellowship Hall.

Gentle Chair Yoga

3-3:30 p.m. Fridays,

Fellowship Hall. All welcome.

Summer Adult Formation:

The History of the Church

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

Aug. 26 and Thursday,

Aug. 28

Join us as we discuss the

long, 2,000 year history of

the Christian Church. We

will explore how our predecessors

lived and what

they believed.

Church of St. Mary

(175 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest)

Eucharistic Adoration

Wednesdays, the church

offers Eucharistic Adoration

following the 8 a.m.

Mass. Rosary will be

prayed each week at 6:40

p.m. with Benediction

following at 7 p.m.

Christ Church of Lake Forest

(100 N. Waukegan Road)

Senior High Youth Group

7-9 p.m. Sundays. All

are welcome for a time

of worship, teaching and

fellowship. Friends are

encouraged to attend. For

more information, call

(847) 234-1001.

The Bridge Young Adults


7-9 p.m., every Wednesday.

All young adults are

welcome to join. For more

information, contact The-


Women on Wednesdays

9-11 a.m., every

Wednesday. Join with

other women on Wednesday

mornings. Visit the

women’s page for current

topic and to register: http://


Christian Science Society

(Gorton Center, 400 E. Illinois Road,

Lake Forest)

Testimony Meeting

7:30 p.m. first Wednesday

of each month. Come

to Gorton Center for

prayer, hymns, and readings

from the Bible, with

related passages from the

“Christian Science” textbook,

“Science and Health

with Key to the Scriptures”

by Mary Baker Eddy. Then

participants share their

own healings and inspiration.

For more information,

call (847) 234-0820

or email cssocietylakeforest@gmail.com.

Bible Blast

5-6 p.m. Sunday evenings.

Bible Blast is a family

program for children

4 years old through fifth

grade. Guide your child’s

spiritual growth and biblical

literacy to a new level

through Bible Blast. Onetime

registration fee of

$45. Free childcare provided

for 3 years old and


Union Church of Lake Bluff

(525 E. Prospect Ave., Lake Bluff)

Live Wires

4-5 p.m. Wednesdays,

Fellowship Hall. Live

Wires is the Union Church

youth group for fourththrough

sixth-graders. The

group meets for lively discussion

and fun activities.

Submit information for

The Leader’s Faith page

to peter@lakeforestleader.

com. The deadline is noon on

Thursday. Questions? Call

(847) 272-4565 ext. 21.

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24 | August 22, 2019 | The lake forest leader REAL ESTATE



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the lake forest leader | August 22, 2019 | 27

Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Mary Margaret Reay

Reay is a senior on the

Lake Forest girls volleyball


How did you get

started playing


I first started playing

in seventh grade. What I

really loved about it was

how much of a team sport

it is. Before volleyball

I had been doing tennis

and other sports that were

more solo. I loved being

on a court with five other

girls and building a relationship

with them through

the sport.

What’s the most

challenging part of

playing volleyball?

Kind of the same thing.

I’ve had seasons where I

don’t really connect with

the girls, and it’s really

hard to depend on them on

the court and then not have

a good relationship off the

court. When you’re not

really friends, it’s hard to

play with people.

Do you have any

pregame rituals or


I always like to listen to

pump-up music to get my

head in the game.

What’s the best

coaching advice you’ve

ever gotten?

Probably just learn from

your mistakes. Every mistake

is an opportunity

to improve because you

know what you did wrong.

If you could play

another sport besides

volleyball, what would

it be?

Probably tennis because

both of my siblings play.

I would like to be able to

play with them.

What’s your favorite

place to eat?

Salt Creek Tacos in

Highwood. I love their

food and it’s a really fun


Who is your favorite


Simone Biles because

she has gone through so

much and she’s just a

strong athlete and represents

America really well.

photo submitted

If you won the lottery,

what’s the first thing

you would buy?

I would travel around

the Mediterranean.

If you could travel

anywhere in the

world, where would

you go?

I’ve always wanted to

go to Greece, just because

it’s absolutely stunning

and I love the food.

What are some of

your favorite hobbies?

I love just hanging out

with friends because it’s

stress-free. I also love

playing with my dogs.

Interview by Sports Editor

Nick Frazier

The Varsity: North Shore Podcast

Guys recap first golf action of the season

Staff Report

In this week’s episode

of The Varsity: North

Shore, the only podcast

focused on North Shore

sports, hosts Michal

Dwojak, Nick Frazier

and Michael Wojtychiw

recap the first fall action

of the new school year by

recapping some boys golf

in the first period, hear

from Glenbrook North

boys golf coach Justin

Gerbich and recap some

girls golf in the third period.

This Week In...




■Aug. ■ 22 - invitational at

Woodstock, 1 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 24 - invitational at

Gurnee, 1 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 26 - hosts invitational

at Lake Bluff Golf Club, 1



■Aug. ■ 22 - invitational at

Libertyville, 1 :30 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 24 - invitational at

Antioch, 8: a.m.

■Aug. ■ 26 - invitational at

Barrington, 1 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 27 - hosts New Trier

at Deerpath Golf Course,

4 p.m.


■Aug. ■ 22 - hosts Loyola,


From Page 31

this amazing talent. Being

able to compete with it

was pretty special.”

Being on such a young

team at Merrimack, Nolan

has a chance to contribute

Find the varsity

Twitter: @varsitypodcast

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Website: LakeForestLeader.com/sports

Download: Soundcloud, iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn,

PlayerFM, more

First Period

The three hosts recap

their first action of the

2019-20 school year with

some boys golf competition.

Second Period

Our hosts hear from

4:45 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 27 - hosts Highland

Park, 4:45 p.m.


■Aug. ■ 24 - intra-squad

scrimmage at LFHS

West Campus, 11 a.m.


■Aug. ■ 24 - tournament at

New Trier, 1:30 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 26 - hosts Naperville

North, 6:30 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 28 - at Homewood-

Flossmoor, 5 p.m.


■Aug. ■ 27 - hosts

tournament, 4:30 p.m.


■Aug. ■ 27 - hosts Wheeling,

6 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 28 - at Niles West,

6 p.m.

right away to a program that

hasn’t enjoyed a winning

campaign since the 2011-12

season. He’ll use what he

learned in Canada, but the

LFA product is looking to

take it one day at a time.

“Personally, since it’s

my first year I’m just hoping

to get my feet wet and

Gerbich about what

he’s looking forward

to this season with the


Third Period

The three move on to

girls golf and talk about

some things they noticed

after the first few invites.




■Aug. ■ 26 - hosts Francis W.

Parker, 4:30 p.m.

■Aug. ■ 28 - at St. Ignatius

College Prep, 5 p.m.


■Aug. ■ 26 - at Warren, 6:30





■Aug. ■ 26 - hosts Rochelle

Zell, 6 p.m.


■Aug. ■ 27 - at Francis W.

Parker, 4:30 p.m.


■Aug. ■ 28 - at Antioch, 4:30


see how this year goes,”

Nolan said. “Obviously

I’m not looking to put up

league points or be a superstar

or anything, just

adapting to the new speed

and the new level of competition

and hopefully taking

that into my next year.”

28 | August 22, 2019 | The lake forest leader SPORTS


Going Places

‘Late-bloomer’ Fisher set to thrive at Miami of Ohio

Nick Frazier, Sports Editor

When watching Danny

Fisher excel on the golf

course, you would think

he’s been playing the game

for most of his life.

Surprisingly, that isn’t

the case, as the Miami

University of Ohio commit

says he first tried out the

sport with his grandfather

when he was eight years

old. Fisher didn’t truly

become a golfer until he

was about 12 or 13, having

focused more on baseball

and soccer before then.

A late start didn’t end

up hindering Fisher, as he

graduated from Lake Forest

High School this spring

with an impressive resume.

A four-year member

of the Scouts varsity team,

Fisher was named to the

All-North Suburban Conference

team as a junior.

In his final year at Lake

Forest, he carded a 67 at

the NSC invitational and

helped carry the team to

a fourth-place finish at the

state meet.

Most recently, Fisher

won the 39th Chick Evans

Junior Amateur Tournament,

organized by the

Illinois Junior Golf Association

in July. The Lake

Forest resident won five

rounds of match play to

take home the trophy.

Fisher says his being a

late-bloomer on the course

ended up giving him a

valuable chip on his shoulder.

“I think the four years

of high school I just continually

got better,” Fisher

said. “There was just always

more I had to work

on. As others were maybe

beginning to flatline a little

bit, I was continuing to


Fisher recalls winning a

Danny Fisher signs his National Letter of Intent to play golf at Miami University of Ohio last November. 22nd Century

Media file photo

nine-hole tournament when

he first started committing

to golf. It had a big impact

on him eventually falling in

love with the game.

“In the grand scheme

of things it didn’t mean a

ton to anyone else besides

me,” Fisher said. “To see I

could take home a trophy

in something I’ve done

stood out to me, so I was

like ‘Yeah, I’ll keep giving

this a try.’

“It’s definitely a game

where you have to be methodical,

and I’m not one

who loves to exert a ton

of energy, I’m not the guy

who’s going to spring up

and down the field. The

game itself really struck

out to me as a game where

you really have to think,

and I enjoyed that. It’s a

game where you put so

much time into it and you

can see the results come

out of that.”

Fisher played baseball

his freshman year

at LFHS, but afterwards

went all in on golf. He had

joined The Golf Practice,

a training facility in Highland

Park, the summer before

his freshman year to

help him make the Scouts

varsity team.

In his senior year, Fisher

averaged a score of 71.5

per 18 holes, illustrating

his growth as a golfer.

Shortly after his senior

season, Fisher committed

to the Red Hawks program.

Miami of Ohio finished

tied for sixth out of

nine teams in the Mid-

American Conference

tournament this past year.

On top of that, a bevy of

North Shore golfers have

gone through the program.

Highwood’s Patrick Flavin

graduated from the Red

Hawks in 2018, Northbrook’s

Brian Ohr left this

past spring, and Glenview

resident Charlie Nikitas

will be a senior on the

team this fall.

Fisher watched as Flavin

went on to compete in

professional tournaments,

helping draw him to a collegiate

program that helps

prepare its golfers for a

post-grad career on the


“I want to see how far

the game of golf takes me

after college,” Fisher said.

“I was a late bloomer, but

it’s a program that could

trust my progression.

There was a sense of comfort

when I went on my

visit to meet them, it was

kind of the same mindset

of the program, which was


On Aug. 19, Fisher left

Lake Forest for his new

home in Ohio. He figures

to contribute plenty as a

freshman, but there’s still

more he wants to work on

Fisher watches his ball while competing in the Chick Evans Junior Amateur Tournament

in July. Photo courtesy of IJGA

in the meantime.

“Just maybe more consistency,”

Fisher said. “I

know I can compete with

the best college players

out there, it’s just some of

my scores, I can get a little

lackluster at times. Just

more experience competing

against better players

will really be the big thing.

I know I have the game for

it, it’s just more time to

hone my skills.”

The Red Hawks kick

off the 2019 season at the

North Intercollegiate tournament

in Madison, Wisc.

LakeForestLeader.com SPORTS

the lake forest leader | August 22, 2019 | 29

From the sports intern

Looking back on a memorable

summer internship with The Leader

Drew Favakeh

Sports Intern

When I first

started at 22nd

Century Media,

I expected to be doing

typical intern’s grunt

work. Answer phone

calls, grab a coffee or

two, maybe write the occasional

game recap.

Sure, I did write some

game recaps, especially

in the beginning with

lacrosse season coming to

an end, but by the end of

my internship, I refined

my writing skills tremendously.

I was writing 2-4

feature stories per week

and generally learning

on the fly, just as I had

wanted to when I applied

to intern at 22nd Century


But in many ways, it

was way more than I expected.

When Lake Forest

Leader editor Alyssa

Groh left for another

job, Nick Frazier worked

double duty until a new

editor arrived three weeks

later. You’d be hardpressed

to find Nick without

bags under his eyes

or sweat seeping through

his shirt. Needless to say,

he worked tremendously

hard and even still, his

content was impressive.

Alyssa’s departure also

meant I had to cover for

Nick at times. I had to

write even more feature

stories and I’m not

going to lie, I struggled

sometimes. I am the first

to admit that I struggle

with deadlines. But with

Nick’s help, I improved

in that aspect. He would

constantly remind me

via text or in person, that

he needed stories a few

days early. For that, I am


I am grateful for all the

sports editors’ help this

year; Northbrook Tower

and Glenview Lantern

sports editor, Michal

Dwojak and Wilmette

Beacon, Glencoe Anchor

and Winnetka Current

sports editor, Michael

Wojtychiw, too. Wojtychiw

taught me to find

the focus of the story and

Dowjak, to cut unnecessary

words. I would

also like to thank Eric

DeGrechie and Megan

Bernard, both of whom

helped me land this internship

in the first place.

With their help, I was

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stories across the north

shore. My goal at the

beginning was to show

the human aspect of an

athletes’ life. Confidently,

I can say I succeeded in

doing so.

I wrote about Princeton

University and New

Trier alumnus Steven

Cook, who quit professional

basketball to

volunteer in Uganda,

Baylor University sophomore

and Highland Park

alumna, soccer player

Giuliana Cunningham,

who overcame anemia

to have a great freshman

season, and Princeton

junior and Highland Park

alumnus Levy Nathan,

who had shingles but

ended the swimming

season and school year

strong. And those are just

a few people I met.

In writing and reporting

for 22nd Century Media,

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Next semester, I begin

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Butler Collegian. Before,

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From Page 30

and Rogers and happy

with his team’s overall

showing on its first day of

competition this year.

“For the first tournament

I’m really happy

with their effort today,”

Johnson said. “Some of

the girls had some adversity

but they came through

and turned it around. They

weren’t super thrilled with

their scores, but they’ll

get better.”

The best athletes allow

failure to motivate them

and that’s exactly what

Highland Park sophomore

Ally Kovitz did at the end

of last year’s high school

golf season.

“I shot a really bad score

at regionals last year and

after that I said I wanted

to be more serious about

the game,” Kovitz said. “I

want to work hard and be

as good as I can be.”


Kovitz’s plan included

foregoing an eight-week

summer camp she annually

attended and instead

she attended a pair of

week-long golf camps

far from home. Her newfound

commitment to golf

opened her eyes to what it

truly takes to consistently

play well.

“It’s really about how

many times you can get

a club in your hands each

week,” Kovitz said. “But

you also can’t forget it’s a

game, and it’s about making

friends and having


Highland Park had some

fun in its first tournament

of the season. Kovitz shot

a 76 to help lead the Giants

to a fourth-place finish

in a field of 11 teams.

Giants first-year head

coach Jessica Berens sees

a difference in Kovitz

since last season.

“She’s more confident

in her game, she knows




the improvements and

corrections she needs to

make out on the course,

and she’s making them,”

Berens said. “She’s more

consistent and I expect

some great things from

her and some really good

golf play.”

Highland Park got a

score of 81 from Emmi

Schwenk, an 82 from

Sam Fahn, and an 85 from

Charlotte Harrigan to finish

40 over par as a team.

Host Barrington won the

tournament at 12 over par,

followed by Brookfield

Central of Wisconsin and

Lincoln-Way Central.

“I was really proud of the

girls for going out, working

hard, and coming back with

some real nice scores,”

Berens said. “We have a

young team which is exciting

to be able to work with.

We’ll keep working to see

improvement and we’ll get

a couple more years out of





about your favorite high

school teams. Sports

editors Michal Dwojak,

Michael Wojtychiw, and

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30 | August 22, 2019 | The lake forest leader SPORTS


Scouts place fifth in season-opening tournament

Gary Larsen

Freelance Reporter

Lake Forest junior

Elizabeth Lyon has not

enjoyed playing at Bonnie

Dundee Golf Club in

years past, in a seasonopening

tournament annually

hosted by Barrington.

“I haven’t played very

well here,” Lyon said.

“Last year I shot a 92 here

so I really wanted to shoot

below 90 this year.”

Mission accomplished.

Lyon destroyed her previous

best score at the

course in Carpentersville

on Thursday, Aug. 15,

shooting a team-low 79 to

help lead the Scouts to a

fifth-place finish in the 11-

team field.

There’s no practice

range at Bonnie Dundee

so players essentially got

off the team bus and teed

off. It took most players a

few holes to warm up and

Lyon was no different.

“I bogeyed, parred, and

bogeyed, and then I birdied

a hole,” Lyon said.

“After that I started to

feel better. I kept it calm

and I played pretty confident

today. My chipping

and putting haven’t been

great but towards the end

today I started putting really

well. I made a lot of


Scouts coach Steve

Johnson liked what he

saw from Lyon.

“She’s someone that can

really drive the ball well,”

Johnson said. “She’s really

long and consistent

and she must have putted

really well today. I know

she played in tournaments

all summer and she really

works hard at her game.”

Sophomore Chloe Lee

finished one stroke behind

Lyon with a score

‘Some of the

girls had

some adversity

but they

came through

and turned it

around. They

weren’t super

thrilled with

their scores,

but they’ll get


- Lake Forest head

coach Steve Johnson

Sophomore Chloe Lee lines up a putt during an 11-team tournament on Thursday, Aug. 15, at Bonnie Dundee Golf

Course at Carpentersville. Photos by Gary Larsen/22nd Century Media

of 80, followed by junior

Gianna Martino (82) and

junior Susa Carlson (84).

Sophomores Lucy Rogers

(91) and Michelyn Ward

(89) also competed for a

Scouts team that has a lot

of parity at the top of its


“I think everyone

knows we could have

played a little better but

we were scrambling to do

the best we could,” Lee

said. “I think some of it

was nerves because that’s

always the biggest enemy

on the course.”

Lee wasn’t particularly

pleased with how she

played in the season opener,

but Johnson knows

what he’ll get from her

this year.

“Chloe played well for

us as a freshman. She

played very consistent,”

Johnson said. “She hits

fairways and greens and

once she gets a little bigger

and stronger, she’s going

to be tough. According

to her she’s struggling

a little bit right now but

I’ll take an 80 for the first


Lee wasn’t pleased

with her iron play but she

putted well in Carpentersville

and feels like a better

golfer in her second varsity


“My technique has always

been okay but I

think mentally I’ve gotten

a lot stronger,” Lee said.

“This year it’s been easier

for me to stay in the present


Lyon, Carlson, Lee, and

Martino were all a part of

last year’s varsity team

that won a regional title.

Johnson was also happy

with the performances of

varsity newcomers Ward

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Junior Susa Carlson watches her ball after teeing off.

LakeForestLeader.com SPORTS

the lake forest leader | August 22, 2019 | 31

Alumni Spotlight

Nolan bringing juniors experience to Division-I Merrimack

Nick Frazier, Sports Editor


Photo submitted

Three Stars of

the Week

1. Ryan Nolan

(ABOVE). After

two strong

seasons in the


product will skate

for Division-I

Merrimack College

this year.

2. Elizabeth Lyon.

The top scorer for

the Scouts girls

golf team in their



carded a 79.

3. Danny Fisher.

The boys golf

star heads to the

Miami of Ohio

University after a

successful fouryear

varsity career

with the Scouts.

There were points during

his time at Lake Forest

Academy that Ryan Nolan

wasn’t sure he could stick

it in NCAA Division-I


Nolan scored 19 points

in his first season with the

Caxys, then upped that

number to 22 his senior

year. The Winnetka native

transferred to LFA

after two season at Loyola


The collegiate potential

was there, but Nolan still

had doubts about whether

he could make it to that

level. That’s why he ended

up joining the Victoria

Grizzlies, a junior team

in the British Columbia

Hockey League.

“I’ve always wanted to

play D-I hockey, but there

were moments where I

thought I wasn’t going to

be able to,” Nolan said.

“Taking a leap in juniors

was an important decision

for me. At that point, I

could have gone to school,

but I put in two extra years

and I went out on my own

for it and it ended up pretty


His time with the Grizzlies

went so well, in

fact, that Nolan earned a

scholarship to Merrimack

College, a small school located

in Masschusetts. The

Warriors compete in the

Hockey East, one of the

most difficult conferences

Former LFA skater Ryan Nolan skating for the Victoria Grizzlies last season. photo submitted

in all of hockey.

Nolan, a 6-foot-1,

180-pound playmaker, is

one of 16 freshmen on this

year’s Merrimack roster.

With a second-year head

coach in Scott Borek, the

Warriors are undergoing

a full rebuild. Nolan says

he was eager to be one of

the guys to help renovate

the program’s culture and


“They had just cut a

bunch of guys and brought

in a new coach, they wanted

to build up a new program,”

Nolan said. “I met

with the coach and he explained

that he was recruiting

a bunch of guys all for

different reasons and he

was putting a team together.

He envisioned something

great and I wanted

to be a part of that rebuild,

set a standard for the new


It’s common for hockey

players to go straight to

the junior level from high

school to hone their skills.

The college game features

a much quicker pace and a

higher level of talent that

takes getting use to.

Nolan, who played in 33

games in his two seasons

at LFA, was no different.

He signed with the Grizzlies

shortly after graduation,

despite being pretty

unfamiliar with his new


“It was really new to me,

I didn’t know much about

junior hockey and the

BCHL in general,” Nolan

said. “It was kind of like

just shipping off to Canada

and see what was going to


Luckily for Nolan, he

ended up becoming good

friends with his new teammates.

Fellow forwards

like Alex Newhook, a

Boston College commit

and NHL Draft Pick, and

Northeastern commit Riley

Hughes helped with

Nolan’s transition to Canada.

The on-ice production

took a while to blossom, as

Nolan accumulated just 17

points in his first season.

In his second year, the forward

earned more playing

time, and it showed in his

18 goal, 24 assists season.

Looking back on his two

years in Victoria, Nolan is

thankful for the things he

learned that he can take

with him to New England.

“I learned a lot from

my coaches, and just guys

around the league,” Nolan

said. “It was a whole

new pace for me, it was

unbelievable to see players

from a different part

of the world and players

that I had never even heard

of and teams I had never

known and just seeing all

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Listen Up

“To see I could take home a trophy in something I’ve

done stood out to me, so I was like ‘Yeah, I’ll keep

giving this a try.’”

Danny Fisher - Lake Forest High School boys golf star on how he first got

into the game

tune in

What to Watch this Week

GIRLS TENNIS: The Scouts host Highland Park.

• The match between the two powerhouses takes place on

Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 4:45 p.m.


29 - From the Sports Intern

27 - Athlete of The Week

Fastbreak is compiled by Sports Editor Nick

Frazier. Send any questions or comments to


Lake Forest Leader | August 22, 2019 | LakeForestLeader.com

Moving On Up LFA alumnus Nolan

to skate for Merrimack, Page 31

Living the Dream

Fisher excited to join Miami of Ohio

golf, Page 28

Lake Forest

sophomore Lucy

Rogers hits the

ball out of a sand

trap on Thursday,

Aug. 15, at the

Bonnie Dundee

Golf Club in


Gary Larsen/22nd

Century Media

Scouts kick off fall season, place fifth in tournament, Page 30

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