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SUMMER 2013

Celebrate Summer!

• Top Al Fresco Dining Destinations • Local Farmer's Markets • Favorite Festivals and Events • Ravinia Ticket Giveaway!

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Thank you all so much for the warm welcome of our Inaugural Issue last April. We were humbled by the outpouring of positive community feedback and by the overwhelming amount of patronage to (of) our advertisers. While we were very proud of our Spring Issue, we hope you will find our Summer Issue to be even better! Summer is really the season when the North Shore comes alive and in this issue we have highlighted some of the summer bounty for you with information on Farmers’ Markets, Summer Festivals, Pro Golf tips and an opportunity to win a night out to Ravinia-- THE north shore summer destination! Again, thank you for welcoming us into your home and we continue to look forward to your great comments, suggestions and contributions.

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Top Al Fresco Dining Destinations Jerry Kelly's Golf Tips Favorite Festivals and Events Local Farmers Markets

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Don't Be Left In The Dark! Increase Comfort, Lower Energy Bills Restoring Your Stone Surfaces What's New in Home and Lifestyle Technology Toughen Up Your Home's Exterior Fine Antique Repair and Restoration

L IFESTYLE

30 My Favorite Afternoon Tee 44 Dog Training Tips 46 Knee Pain Solutions

F AMILY 18 18 20 22 32

Finding Your Self Personalized Preschool Summer Reads for Kids & Teens Preserving Family Memories Protecting your Family's Needs

C OMMUNITY 24 Empower Through Flowers 25 Gentleman Farms of the North Shore

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Storm Season is Here–

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increasingly volatile weather events, extended power outages threaten the North Shore

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ou may remember last summer’s extended power outage. Thousands of North Shore families waited days, some more than a week, for power to be restored. Air conditioners sat idle, food spoiled in warm refrigerators and basements flooded due to stalled sump pumps. The year before, the North Shore sat in the dark on at least two other occasions. In July 2011, a summer storm knocked out power to 280,000 homes in the northern suburbs. In September, 1,400 Highland Park residents lost power again, increasing residents’ frustration. These increasingly volatile weather events, paired with an overburdened and outdated power grid, make outages throughout the year inevitable. As 108 million viewers saw this past February, even the biggest professional football game of the year is not immune. It can happen anywhere, at any time. When a power outage lasts a few minutes, it’s an

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inconvenience. When it stretches to several hours, it’s annoying. If the outage stretches for days, it becomes quite costly and potentially dangerous. Disabled security systems, non-functional medical equipment, dead cell phones and the inability to conduct business or do school work are real concerns. Losing power to your home for an extended period of time can have major impacts on your income, peace of mind, or even the survival of a loved one. To avoid these issues, many North Shore home-

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owners have taken matters into their own hands by having an automated standby generator installed. These luxury appliances look similar to a large air conditioning unit, blending into the background of your home’s exterior. They are reliable, they are safe, they are quiet, and they are surprisingly affordable. Automated standby generators provide power by using the same natural gas line already available at your home and are always waiting, always watching. In the event that the power goes out, the generator kicks in automati-

cally within twenty seconds, keeping critical aspects of your home functioning smoothly. They are also convenient. If you happen to be out when the power fails, your home is still protected. Your security system remains operational. Your medications remain refrigerated. Your garage door still opens when you return home. And thanks to remote monitoring capabilities, your system can be observed and managed, if necessary, by a system expert miles away. While we all hope to avoid losing power this year, there is only one way homeowners can guarantee it. A good resource to turn to for assistance is Get Power Now! Owner and licensed electrician Steve Kruzich specializes in automated standby generators and has 10 years experience installing every major brand, including industry leader Generac®, throughout the Chicagoland area Contact Steve at 630.742.4263, or visit www.GetPowerNow.com.


Father-Daughter

Cabinet Makers Doing

custom woodworking from design to installation

Most of our business is in the North Shore, where the homes and their owners demand the highest quality. We excel at what we do, and it shows through our work. When a project is completed, we both love to sit back and look at our work with pride. We only use high quality craftsmanship and materials. We are accurate, careful and considerate. This is what has kept us busy on the North Shore, primarily through word of mouth, for over 28 years. • Built-in Cabinetry • Entertainment Centers • Custom Mantels • Architectural Molding • Custom Offices

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CUSTOM MADE, BUILT-IN CABINETRY ADDS BEAUTY TO YOUR HOME, WHILE GIVING YOUR CHERISHED ITEMS AND BOOKS A WELL-DESERVED DESIGNATED PLACE. JEN HAS ALWAYS BEEN INTERESTED IN MY WORKSHOP. IN FACT “SHOP” WAS ONE OF HER VERY FIRST WORDS. SHE BUILT HER FIRST CABINET WHEN SHE WAS ONLY 10 YEARS OLD!

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s temperatures rise this season, you may find yourself struggling with summer insomnia. You toss and turn, trying to find a cool section of sheet to help provide some relief, but it’s no use — your bedroom is still uncomfortable. However, chances are that your night’s sleep can be reclaimed, thanks to a process that can seal gaps in your home’s ductwork and allow heated and cooled air to better reach those rooms farthest from the furnace. Joseph St. Pierre, of Aeroseal Solutions explains, “Homeowners typically call us because they want to better cool a particular room, but they are amazed by other benefits of Aeroseal as well.” While gaps and holes in a home’s ductwork are known to waste cooled air, create higher energy costs and add more stress on furnaces and air conditioning systems, most home owners don’t realize they also lead to in-home air pollution. “Dust and particulates can infiltrate duct work and pollute a home’s

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breathable air”, St. Pierre says. “90% of dust blowing through the home is tiny particles of insulation, so homeowners take a double hit by wasting 30-40% on their energy costs and breathing in pollutants and allergens.” The Aeroseal system effectively seals a home’s ductwork from the inside by using a clean, safe material that is guaranteed for 10 years. The four to eighthour process is monitored by a sophisticated computer system that when completed, provides certified reports to the homeowner on ductwork leaks before, during and after the application. Originally invented at The University of California,

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Berkeley, Aeroseal is so innovative that it won the “Energy 100” award from the Department of Energy and homes that get their ducts sealed with Aeroseal qualify for up to $500 in federal tax credits and up to an additional $500 in rebates from NorthShore Gas. Furthermore, “The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that in the Midwest, homeowners who invest in the Aeroseal process will save between $300 and $500 per year on utility costs alone, not counting the reduced wear and tear on your heating and cooling systems,” explains Lauren Schubert, Marketing Coordinator for Aeroseal Solutions. To see a video of an Aeroseal installation or for more information about Aeroseal Solutions, visit www.AerosealSolutions.com. To schedule a consultation and free estimate call 847.220.6371.


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Al Fresco!

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The Best of North Shore Outdoor Summer Dining

ne of summer's greatest pleasures is enjoying a long lunch or a leisurely dinner at one of the many superb north shore restaurants featuring Al Fresco service. It’s a centuries old European tradition that has taken a firm root here and seems to be expanding from summer to summer. Here are North Shore Living's Best Bet picks for outstanding outdoor dining this season:

BANNOCKBURN Eggsperience 2545 Waukegan Rd. 847-940-8444 Casual pancake house for breakfast and lunch under the pedestrian walkway in the Bannockburn Green shopping area.

EVANSTON Chef’s Station 915 Davis St. 847-570-9821 Highest rated restaurant on the North Shore by Chicago magazine featuring Jose Romero’s American bistro preparations.

GLENVIEW Hackney’s on Harms 1241 Harms Rd. 847-724-5577 North Shore fixture for over 50 years featuring the famous Hackney Burger and their original fried onion loaf.

GLENCOE Frank and Betsie’s 51 Green Bay Rd. 847-446-0404 Ever changing menu with a combination of French and California cuisines.

HIGHLAND PARK Phoenicia 1910 First St. 847-266-9990 Classic Middle Eastern favorites from Chef Joseph Skaff and his friendly staff in the central business district..

BARRINGTON

Barrington Country Bistro 718 W. Northwest Hwy. 847-842-1300 Refined, yet spirited contemporary bistro with French and Italian influences. DEERFIELD Rosebud 560 Waukegan Rd. 847-914-0900 Newest addition to the Rosebud family, serving home-style Italian classics big enough to share. 14

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HIGHWOOD Miramar 301 Waukegan Rd. 847-433-1078 Blend of family friendly cooking and distinguished fine dining, French bistro meets old school Cuban café by Gabriel Viti.

LAKE BLUFF Inovasi 28 E. Central Ave. 847-295-1000 John des Rosier’s north shore standout mixes casual dining with world class locally sourced cuisine.

LIBERTYVILLE Mickey Finn’s 412 N. Milwaukee Ave. 847-292-6688 Brewpub featuring handcrafted beer, burgers and fun on the north shore for nearly 20 years. LINCOLNSHIRE Egg Harbor 300 Village Green 847-821-1515 Village Green location of well-known and popular suburban breakfast and lunch chain. LINCOLNWOOD Myron and Phil’s 3900 W. Devon Ave. 847-677-6663 This local fixture for over 40 years was recently closed by a fire but is expected to be serving up its straightforward steaks and seafood shortly. LONG GROVE Long Grove Café 235 Robert Parker Coffin Rd. 847-955-9600 Set beside the scenic Mill Pond, this comfortable family spot serves up great food at reasonable prices.

NORTHFIELD

Happ Inn 305 Happ Rd. 847-784-9200 Carlos Nieto’s casual neighborhood spot with a lively atmosphere and food and drink to match.

PARK RIDGE Affresco’s 11 N. Northwest Hwy. 847-292-0233 Italian-American with a modern take on old country Sicilian pizza and classic Southern Italian fare. WILMETTE Gilson’s 1126 Central Ave. 847-256-3430 Ever expanding fun, family dining in the center of downtown. WINNETKA Avli Estiatorio 566 Chestnut St. 847-466-9300 Standout classic and modern Greek fair in the Laundry Mall.

LAKE FOREST

Lovell’s 915 S. Waukegan Rd. 847-234-8013 Dry aged, hand cut steaks and chops, fine dining and so much more from Jay Lovell and his fine staff.

NORTHBROOK Trattoria Oliverii 1358 Shermer Rd. 847-559-8785 Cozy trattoria in the heart of downtown serving traditional and modern takes on pizza and other Central Italian dishes.

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It's Time to Gear Up for Grill Season We love to cook and scoured the country to find the best gas grill made. We were so impressed with the quality and features on the Lion Grill that we decided to become a dealer!

We think this is the finest gas grill for the money on the market. • This will be the last grill you will ever need to buy • It’s made with quality materials (welded 304, 16 ga. s/s.). • Comes with many accessories included in the price. These include; a rotisserie, grill cover, smoker box, griddle and griddle remover-with bottle opener! • Lifetime warranty on the burners • The come in 32” and 40” models, built-in, or on a stainless steel cart • Our price is the same as the lowest prince on the net. • We also include FREE shipping to anywhere in the United States! • Order now and receive a FREE bottle of our Stainless Steel Cleaner.

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Where in the World is

Your Self?

Early Childhood Education with an Individual Touch

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ven in today’s modern culture, a woman is still expected to first and foremost play the role of caretaker. That is a wonderful and admirable part of yourself to honor; your maternal instincts are satisfied, you feel wanted, needed and loved. But what about your Self? Constantly taking care PENNY BEITLER of others can make you feel depleted, tired and worn out— as if you’ve lost your identity. Labels such as wife, mother, volunteer, teacher and executive are demanding; but they are roles that you play, not an identity. YOU ARE MORE THAN YOUR ROLES It’s so easy to become totally identified with your roles that you forget about the most important part of your Self -- your center, your spirit. A role is a label for something that you do but not all of who you are. Feeling depressed, anxious, tired, irritable or just plain confused can be symptoms of feeling a loss of identity.

LOOK WITHIN These times offer opportunities to look within and nurture your spirit and reclaim your life. You cannot be truly present for yourself or others until you have awakened your own spirit. Your spirit is the real you, the light within you, and while it may be hard to recognize on your own, a good therapist can help you rediscover meaning before you’re completely depressed, depleted or lost. "Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes." Carl Jung Penny Powers Beitler, MS, LMFT , is a Licensed Psychotherapist in Northfield. She specializes in individual, couples and family therapy, with a focus on premarital, marital, divorce, anxiety and depression issues. A Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, she is an Approved AAMFT Supervisor and can be reached at 847.256.0200. 18

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hile it’s common knowledge that early education plays a vital role in a child’s future success, it’s also important to recognize that the needs of both preschool children and their caregivers are constantly changing. Programs that once were cutting edge can cease to be relevant unless kept up by an attentive and knowledgeable staff. For instance, the Preschool at North Shore Congregation Israel and The Goodman Center for Jewish Education recently revamped their curriculum to provide personalized, flexible options to best suit each child. Through their research, the preschool identified the need to provide local children with a class for those who have completed preschool, but who would benefit from an additional year of early education before entering kindergarten. The school developed a class called Marvelous Minds, which is taught by an early childhood expert who specializes in reading instruction and offers a curriculum that allows children to fine-tune their preschool skills. They also offer unique enrichment courses including, reading, science, yoga, Spanish, Math, Cooking and Shabbat celebration for those children who might benefit from a longer school day as well as traditional preschool classes with options to attend 3, 4 or 5 days a week. The schools’ research also revealed that there are few educational opportunities for young children on the weekends, when many of the older children are attending Sunday school. So they developed another new program for young preschoolers to learn about Jewish rituals, customs, values and holidays each Sunday. To learn more about The Preschool @ NSCI and the Goodman Center for Jewish Education and their 2013-14 school year call 847.835.0724 or visit www.thepreschoolatnsci.org or www.nsci.org. Both schools welcome all.


S U M M E R

R E A D S

FOR KIDS K

& TEENS

eep your kids reading through the rest of the summer or on your upcoming vacation with these great reads as selected by the Children's Services and Teen Loft Staff at the Evanston Public Library.

PICTURE BOOKS

MIDDLE SCHOOL

written and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

by Sheila Turnage

If I Built a House

It's a Tiger!

by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Jeremy Tankard

Three Times Lucky Fourmile

by Watt Key

Will Sparrow's Road by Karen Cushman

Sleep Like a Tiger

by Mary Logue, illustrated by Pamela Lagarenski

ELEMENTARY

HIGH SCHOOL

by Atinuke

by David Levithan

Anna Hibiscus

Every Day

The One and Only Ivan

Ask the Passengers

White Fur Flying

Seraphina

by Katherine Applegate

by Patricia MacLachlan

by A.S. King

by Rachel Hartman

For more information about the Evanston Public Library and their Children's Services or "Teen Loft" (a spectacular and unique north shore gem), please visit the Library online www.epl.org or in person at 1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston.

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Preserving the Things that BY ILANA SEGAL ROBICSEK

Matter Most

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t about this time last year I received a call from a young woman. Her grandfather, Jacques Levine, was turning 90 and the family wanted to commission a very special gift for him. Jacques, she explained, was born to immigrant parents who founded a slipper company bearing his name. When Jacques came of age he joined the family business and made his mark by creating many influential new styles and receiving industry-wide acclaim. Now in its fourth generation, the company is thriving and Jacques has much to be proud of and many wonderful memories to share. It was only fit that a gift to Jacques be as unique and special as the man himself. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with many families wanting to preserve memories, pass down family history or create the ultimate tribute for the person who matters to them most. Some of these amazing subjects include a 40- yearold mom whose diagnosis of breast cancer inspired her to establish a national support organization; a Holocaust survivor who escaped Nazi Europe and found great success on American shores; a teenage girl inspired to collect and publish her family’s history in order to preserve it beautifully for generations to come; and a pillar of the community, whose children and grandchildren wanted to memorialize his civic contributions.

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While these individuals may differ from one another, the projects all have a common purpose; they enable families to tell, document, and preserve the stories that matter most — stories of personal journeys, of professional achievements, of commitment to family, community, and society. These are the stories that weave together past, present and future. They define a family by creating an enduring legacy that touches, enriches, and roots the lives of those who follow. Art of Memory Press turns memories into legacies by recording stories, collecting photos and gathering meaningful keepsakes during a series of intimate sessions. After the interview sessions, the oral history is meticulously transcribed and edited, graphic materials are professionally digitized, and word and image are thoughtfully integrated into a commemorative, custom designed, deluxe linenbound volume. Jacques Levine’s granddaughter described their Art of Memory heirloom book as, “a meaningful and enduring account of Jacques’s life and a visually striking and informative family and company history that will survive generations.” For additional information about Ilana Segal Robicsek or The Art of Memory Press, call 847.220.6745 e-mail info@artofmemorypress.com or visit www.ArtOfMemoryPress.com.


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rbanMeadows looks like any other flower shop at first glance – beautiful arrangements, fragrant lilies, ready-tograb bouquets by the door. High-quality arrangements are sent out each week to brighten corporate offices, celebrate anniversaries, or decorate large weddings and events. But UrbanMeadows is not simply a flower shop – it’s one of a growing number of social enterprises that exist across Chicagoland and beyond. Social enterprises use commercial strategies for social good, and every day, UrbanMeadows is accomplishing that goal. Founded by Thresholds, Illinois’ largest community mental health agency, UrbanMeadows was originally a place for Thresholds’ clients to gain valuable work experience while also enjoying the proven benefits of horticulture therapy. Employment is many times the single most effective treatment for mental illness, providing not only economic independence, but self-worth, direction and dignity. Today, UrbanMeadows provides the highest quality floral services to customers in Chicago and the suburbs, ranging from small bouquets to full event floral services. With a personal touch and wide range of services, UrbanMeadows offers customers the added benefit of having their dollars support Thresholds’ ground-breaking work for those with severe mental illness. Thresholds assists thousands of people each year who are living with a severe mental illness. From homeless outreach to supported housing, Thresholds’ wide range of community-based services allows clients to live independent, productive lives in their communities. “UrbanMeadows’ customers love that they’re helping a great cause, but they wouldn’t keep coming back if our

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This makes it historically significant as an example of “farm group” architecture that includes four courtyards and a formal garden. On this property, the Armour home was to be designed by David Adler, who designed the two gatehouse wings and a garage, however, the home was never built. . A tunnel, meant to protect the family from weather, connects the two gatehouses, which were used as a single family residence. Elawa’s name is derived from combining the names of Elsa and A Watson Armour and – was, for a time, also referred to as LeWa Farm for Leilia and Wallace Carroll, who purchased the property in 1954. Wallace’s father, Barry Carroll, grew up on the property and Carroll family members remained on the property until its sale in 1998. Lake Forest purchased the buildings and garden area and, in 2002, the privately funded Elawa Farm Foundation was created. Wildlife Discovery Center (WDC) curator Rob Carmichael

hile many North Shore residents pass these historic family farms, most may not know of the history they hold – from a farm founded by the creator of Chicago’s “L” system, to appearances by cowboy film stars to truck farming experts speaking at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, these local farms hold a lot of history…

ELAWA FARM Between Lake Forest and Lake Bluff lie the remnants of a pastoral way of life. Elawa Farm is one of the few remaining well-preserved “gentlemen’s” farms around. Once part of an estate owned by meat packing magnate A. Watson Armour, it was considered his country home. It spanned 125 acres and was created for his pleasure. New York architect Alfred Hopkins, a leading ”estate farm” expert, designed the complex. The estate is laid out symmetrically, with all the necessary farming functions separated.

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h, summer. Nothing like the crack of a bat, the sip of a cold beer and the sun shining down on a beautiful summer day. A cool night with the stars overhead, a handful of popcorn and your favorite movie about to start. Hosting a cookout for friends where the kids are entertained so that the adults can catch up and have some laughs.Where are these magical summer destinations? Surprise — your own backyard. Outdoor entertainment options have advanced greatly in recent years. Innovative companies have reengineered outdoor technology from the ground up to create true all-weather outdoor LCD TVs and speaker systems. Think you’ll have to locate the TV in a shaded area so that you can see the screen? Think again. Worried those speakers will play flat, toneless sound? Not a chance. Advanced new TVs deliver superior brightness and are optimized for outdoor viewing. They’re also optimized for outdoor installation. Weather-proof materials are used in every component of outdoor TVs in order to resist the harsh effects of rain, dirt, insects, extreme Chicago temperatures, and UV rays. Likewise, outdoor speaker systems are now made to withstand extreme weather while blending seamlessly into

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your living environment. Music lovers can play their favorite tunes while gardening, grilling, swimming, dining al fresco or just playing in the yard without noticing their hidden speakers. I personally prefer the Sonance Landscape Series as they provide uncompromised performance and deliver the perfect sound quality without any hot spots or dead zones. They also offer advanced zone controls so that you can be free to play music without ever bothering the neighbors. Whether you’re watching TV or listening to music, outdoor technology adds an entirely new and enjoyable aspect to spending time outdoors. Really, there is nothing better than Summer…now you can just enjoy it a little bit more. David Welles is the owner and founder of Tunnel Vision Technology — a home and lifestyle technology company. Tunnel Vision Technology specializes in the sales and installation of home automation, lighting & climate control, automated door locks, interior & exterior home security surveillance, home theaters and distributed audio and video. Mr. Welles is considered an expert in his field and has worked on projects ranging in size from entire city skyscrapers to single-family suburban homes. For more information on these devices and more, contact David Welles and his company at 847.220.6743 or info@tvti. com.


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fter 15 years on the PGA Tour, playing for the 2003 President’s Cup and wins at the Sony Open, Western Open and the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, I can tell you first hand that a solid short game performance is the key for any competitive golfer and an absolute must for successful PGA Tour players. But I can also tell you that getting from the Tee to the Fairway to the Green isn’t always so easy. Missed shots and tricky situations will occur during a round of golf, which is why the PGA Tour composes the important statistic known as “scrambling”. Scrambling highlights the ability of a PGA professional to save par after missing a

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green in regulation. The basis of scrambling success is solid fundamentals which allow a golfer to predictably control distance and successfully chip in order to get up and down. Players who develop the ability to scramble are highly successful at saving par and posting red numbers. Here are my tips to help

you manage your short game and improve your Scramble Percentage (lefties take the opposite approach.) 1. When chipping, use a slightly open stance, placing the majority of your weight on your left side. Keep the left wrist flat and the right wrist bent back with hands


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slightly forward of the clubhead and set in the impact position, creating the important forwardleaning shaft at impact. These factors combine to create a descending blow and solid contact while chipping.

2. Keep knees slightly flexed and pointed in the same direction as your feet. The knees remain flexed throughout the stroke, keeping the club traveling in a steady arc. Swinging your arms may move your knees, but your knees should not move independently.

3. Keep your feet close together with toes pointing in front of the ball and the majority of your weight on your left foot. This helps quiet the lower body and places the weight forward, creating the descending stroke of a good chip.

5. Keep the hips slightly open to the target when you address the ball. Let your arms hang freely down from your shoulders and the open hip position allows you to extend your arms past impact, avoiding any breakdown at the wrists.

4. Relax in the shoulders, arms and hands. This allows you to relax throughout impact and concentrate on your target. Tension is one of the great detriments to a good chip shot.

6. Face the club directly in line with your flat left wrist. Both the wrist and clubface rotate away from the ball. They stay on plane and rotate back to impact and through the finish, like a door swinging open and closed.

Wisconsin’s favorite son, Jerry Kelly, has been a mainstay on the PGA Tour for more than 15 years. He is looked up to by young PGA professionals both for his success on the course and his dedication to family, community and charity. Kelley has eight professional wins on his resume, including wins at the Sony Open, Western Open and the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. He also won the 2009 Shark Shootout with Steve Stricker. Jerry played for the United States in the 2003 President’s Cup and supports many patriotic causes, including Heroes for Kids, Birdies for the Brave and Wounded Warriors. Jerry Kelley is in the top 25 in all-time PGA Tour earnings and has finished in the Top 30 four times, including finishing 6th on the money list in 2002.

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enormous transformation over the last six years due to the hiring of Dave Arden as their superintendent. Dave along with his crew has completed numerous capital projects on the course to improve drainage, turf quality, playability and aesthetics. The greens at Glencoe compare to those of private clubs, alwaysbutrolling at amanagement goodby environmental is set in ideal surroundings achieving the status of an it is the golf course itself that speed and most importantly Audubon Cooperative Sanctukeeps pulling me back. ary. This means they take they true.an Onresponsibility top offorthe the land they The courserun has undergone are managing and have made enormous transformation over every effort tothe enhancestaff wildlife the last six years due to theconditions great course habitats and protect natural hiring of Dave Arden as their resources. step in superintendent. Dave along has taken the ultimate

always rolling at a good speed and most importantly they run true. On top of the great course conditions the staff has taken the ultimate step in environmental management by achieving the status of an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. This means they take responsibility for the land they are managing and have made every effort to enhance wildlife habitats and protect natural resources. The Club also offers competitive greens fees, professional golf lessons

with his crew has completed numerous capital projects on the course to improve drainage, turf quality, playability and aesthetics. The greens at Glencoe compare to those of private clubs, always rolling at a good speed and most importantly they run true. On top of the great course conditions the staff has taken the ultimate step in

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and cold beer. So my secret is out, the Glencoe Golf Club is the best conditioned golf course on the North Shore. You can find me there most weekday afternoons; I am the one usually running late for my tee time. The Glencoe Golf Club is located at 621 Westley Road in Glencoe. For more information or to book a tee time, call 847.835.0250 or visit www.GlencoeGolfClub.com.

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ESTATE PLANNING MISCONCEPTIONS BY PUNEET CHAM, ESQ.

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hen I speak to clients, friends and colleagues about estate planning, it is not unusual for me to encounter the same misconceptions over and over again. These common misconceptions tend to discourage people from developing an estate plan, which can result in unpleasant and unintended consequences. MISCONCEPTION # 1 I DON’T NEED AN ESTATE PLAN, MY SPOUSE WILL GET IT ALL: If you don’t take the time to prepare an estate plan, the State of Illinois kindly provides one for you. We call this the “No Plan” Estate Plan and it can result in great hardship for families. For example, if an individual is survived by a spouse and minor children, common sense dictates that the assets should go to the surviving spouse. However, the State of Illinois’ plan distributes ½ of the assets to the spouse and ½ of the assets to the minor children. The surviving spouse can then be left with insufficient assets to support himself/herself, despite having worked a lifetime to build them up. Proper planning can avoid this and other unintentional results. MISCONCEPTION # 2 ONLY THE WEALTHY NEED AN ESTATE PLAN: You don’t have to be Oprah or Steve Jobs to require an estate plan. While proper estate planning can provide significant tax savings for the wealthy, most estate plans address non-tax issues for people who own property, run a business, have children, or simply wish to ensure their assets go where intended at death. By creating a Will, Power of Attorney for Healthcare and Property and, in some cases, a Revocable Trust, parents can choose guardians for their minor children, appoint agents in the event of incapacity, protect an inheritance from creditors or divorce, avoid probate, implement business succession planning and address many other goals.

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MISCONCEPTION # 3 I’VE COMPLETED MY ESTATE PLAN; I’M DONE! Congratulations! You’ve completed your estate plan. However, as your family’s circumstances and goals change, you may want to update your plan. Review your estate plan at least once every three years to ensure it remains consistent with your wishes, and notify your estate planning attorney of any significant personal, professional or financial changes that may affect your plan. Similarly, a good estate planning attorney will notify you of any changes in the law and be proactive in the maintenance of your plan. Just as all families are unique, so are their estate planning needs. To ensure that the needs and goals of you and your family are addressed appropriately, seek the advice of an attorney that specializes in estate planning. Puneet Cham is a practicing Estate Planning Attorney and Partner at Latimer LeVay Fyock LLC. For more information about Estate Planning and to reach Mr. Cham, call 312.422.8000, e-mail pcham@llflegal.com or visit www.llflegal.com


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explained, “The farm features a beautiful garden, a market and a kitchen where produce grown from the garden is prepared for sale.” Located near the property is the Middlefork Savanna. Executive Director, Joanne Miller, explained, “[Its] the highest tall grass savanna in the U.S. [Our] award-winning nature center indoor/outdoor exhibit is home to [one] of the most spectacular collections of reptiles, birds of prey and other animals. It emphasizes global conservation. There’s really something for everyone to enjoy whether that’s gardening, shopping, cooking classes, hiking, biking, and in our case, enjoying the amazing animals.” She added, “We follow organic practices for our vegetables and sell them, along with our

Jensen was hired to design the grounds; however, Insull lost his fortune and his estate, along with his reputation, in 1932 and left the country. The long-vacant property was sold, in 1937, to John and Julia Cuneo. “This was the era of well-to-do businessmen who moved north and built big farms,” said John Byrne, the Cuneo operations manager and historian who worked for the Cuneo estate for 33 years. Byrne’s grandfather worked for Insull and his father worked for the Cuneos for 40 years. Local area farms were absorbed into the various gentlemen farm estates. “Armour began the trend, [securing] more than 4,000 acres. Cuneo, at his peak, owned a little over 2,000 acres.” Making his fortune as owner of the

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flowers and kitchen-baked items, three days a week.” Current Lake Forest Preservation Foundation President Paul Bergmann said, “This is very much an operating farm. Our organic produce and [WDC] are among [many] components that make [Elawa] really special.” HAWTHORN MELLODY FARM Many area baby boomers remember childhood trips to Hawthorn Mellody Farm, but few know its roots. Like Elawa’s Armour, Samuel Insull was also a gentleman farmer. A former apprentice to Thomas Edison, Insull was instrumental in creating Commonwealth Edison, General Electric and local railroad lines, including Chicago’s “L” system. In 1914, he built a home designed by noted architect Benjamin Marshall, in what is now Vernon Hills. Renowned landscape architect Jens 36

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very successful Cuneo Printing Press, Cuneo loved to live lavishly and never overlooked opportunities to make more money. “Even though he thought of farming as a hobby, he always did things right,” said Byrne. “He learned [everything] about farming.” As a result, he acquired “the best milking herd he could find and started selling the milk locally,” resulting in a fleet of trucks delivering milk and ice cream along the North Shore. Cuneo named it Hawthorn-Mellody, to acknowledge the merger of an Insull dairy and one that belonged to Armour. In 1949, Cuneo built a state-ofthe-art milking parlor with a viewing gallery that became so popular, “people parked up and down Milwaukee Avenue on Sundays to watch them milk,” said Byrne. Cuneo capitalized on its popularity as a destination and built a

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children’s zoo and other attractions. A steam engine ride and ‘Hawthorn Gulch Frontier Town’ were opened in 1955; actor William Boyd (playing fictional cowboy hero Hopalong Cassidy) participated in opening day. The park offered entertainment like pony and Conestoga wagon rides and Wild West shows. Celebrities like Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis and Nat King Cole appeared in ads. The farm became such a popular tourist attraction, it drew more than 400,000 visitors each summer. Cuneo sold the dairy in 1968 and closed the park in 1970. He developed Hawthorn Mall, among other like properties. By Cuneo’s death in 1977, only 175 acres remained in his trust. The remaining estate exists today as a museum gifted to Loyola University

Chicago. However, for those who had the chance to visit, the farm lives on as a pleasant memory. WAGNER FARM Long before the gentleman farmers began migrating north, German families immigrated to the North Shore. In the 1850s, Johann Wagner’s family was among them. By 1898, Wagner owned approximately 91 acres along what are now Lake and Wagner Road. In 1902, his youngest son, Thomas, bought a 40acre dairy and truck farm now known as Wagner Farm. Thomas Wagner served as Northfield Township Road Commissioner and owned a gravel business, which he passed on to his sons. Of the five Wagner children, three remained on the farm their entire lives. In the 1980s, the local Citizens Organized for the Wagners (COWS)


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campaigned nationally to save the farm. When Thomas’ youngest child died in 1997, her will specified the farm should be sold and its proceeds placed in trust for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Glenview. The church, which her parents helped found, sold the farm’s remaining 18 acres to the park district. All the buildings from the Wagner farm remain intact today. This farm tells their story. “This is one of the only museums in the U.S. that talks about truck farming,” said Todd Price, the farm’s director. “This is all about where food comes from – interpretively and educationally. This is our mission. We like to involve people, [so] groups like the 4H are a perfect fit.” Having a history, education and public service background, 11 years ago Price created the Clovers, a local 4H group. “4H members become farmers as well as consumers. They learn to work, to get dirty, to keep records, to forecast and to deal with markets. It’s great for kids to take ownership and learn these lessons. This emulates a real farm in every way.” He added, “The animals are well taken care of.”

The farm serves the community. People can take classes or attend an event – like the “historic dinners” program in the winter, or participate in a community garden. It also offers a “ground breaking program” with the North Suburban Special Education Department (NSSED), which has its own garden and alternative onsite school. “A museum division in a park district is unusual,” said Price, “but Glenview feels it is worthwhile.” His program is so unique, the farm team was asked to speak about truck farming at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, two years ago. “The farm has a lot of great little stories,” Price added. “Our mission is to let people know and appreciate where food comes from and better understand our history and heritage. We think it is important.” Sue Masaracchia-Roberts is a freelance writer and public relations consultant specializing in health care, profiles and small businesses, Sue has been published in a variety of local and national newspapers and magazines. Sue can be reached at 847.680.6583 or suemas@ comcast.net

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ach Summer the North Shore comes alive with some of Chicagoland’s most talked-about things to do and places to be seen. Mark your calendar with our favorite not-to-be missed upcoming events and festivals!

JULY The Big Dog Show, Highland Park On display through July 26th Downtown Highland Park www.DownTownhp.com/ BigDogsHP.php

Lakeshore Art Festival, Evanston August 3rd - 4th 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dawes Park www.CityOfEvanston.org/lakeshore Art at Glen Town Center, Glenview August 10th and 11th 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Glen Town Center www.AmdurProductions.com Garlic Fest, Highwood August 14th 4-9 p.m. Everts Park www.CelebrateHighwood.com

Glenview Outdoor Art Fair July 27th and 28th 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lyon School grounds at Lake St. and Waukegan Rd. www.GlenviewArtLeague.org

Lincolnshire Art Festival August 17th and 18th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Village Green www.AmdurProductions.com American Craft Exposition, Evanston August 23rd and 24th 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and August 25th 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Henry Crown Sports Pavilion at Northwestern University www.AmericanCraftExpo.org

AUGUST Lincolnwood Fest August 1st 5 to10 p.m. August 2nd 5 to11 p.m. August 3rd 12 to11 p.m. August 4th 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Proesel Park www.LincolnwoodFest.com Glencoe Festival of Art August 3rd - 4th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Downtown Glencoe www.AmdurProductions.com 38

SEPTEMBER Art Fair on the Square, Lake Forest September 1st and 2nd 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Market Square www.DeerpathArtLeague.org

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North Shore Festival of Art, Skokie July 27th and 28th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Old Orchard shopping center www.AmdurProductions.com

Port Clinton Art Festival, Highland Park August 24th and 25th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Port Clinton Square www.AmdurProductions.com PHOTO COURTESY AMDUR PRODUCTIONS

Bloody Mary Fest, Highwood September 7th 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. September 8th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Everts Park www.CelebrateHighwood.com

American Society of Artists' Fall Arts & Crafts Fair, Park Ridge September 21st 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hodges Park www.AmericanSocietyOfArtists.us Art in the Barn, Barrington September 28th and 29th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Grounds of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital on Rt. 22


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omeowners are breaking the endless cycle of painting and repainting their homes with a significantly advanced option. Ceramic exterior coating is a revolutionary product that combines the natural appearance of a freshly painted surface with the permanence and durability associated with vinyl or aluminum siding. Ceramic coating looks like fresh rich paint, and is available in virtually any color. It can be applied over wood, brick, stucco, Masonite, concrete blocks and more. This coating forms a thick, protective shield that will never chip, crack or peel. Not only does it waterproof, soundproof and insulate a home, but you will never need to paint your exterior again. These unique exteriors also provide energy saving and environmental benefits. While solar radiation significantly raises a wall’s surface temperature, ceramic coatings reflect solar rays away, lowering surface temperatures by more than 30 degrees and reducing energy consumption by helping keep the home cool. Furthermore, some ceramic coating brands also protect against mold, mildew and fungus. For instance, Rhino Shield, the market leader in the ceramic wall coating industry uses a proprietary EPA-registered three-part-additive to

protect against these plant pathogens from growing on your home and prematurely aging its exterior. This new-age, break-through product also contains ceramic microspheres that replace the inexpensive filler products found in conventional paints. These microspheres provide an insulating barrier for walls to protect against heat, UV rays and material breakdown. To apply their ceramic coating, Rhino Shield uses a three-step process as seen on the home improvement show “This Old House” and HGTV’s “Curb Appeal.” First, they power wash and scrape the home’s surface to remove all the dirt, grime, mold and mildew from the exterior, filling in any cracks with an

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elastomeric caulk. Next, they apply an adhesive primer sealer that permeates the substrate and completely waterproofs the surface. This also acts as a bonding agent for the durable ceramic finish coat, which is applied in the final stage to all exterior surfaces. When the application process is complete, the home is protected from the elements and will never have to be painted again. For more information about exterior wall coatings visit www.ChicagoRhinoShield.com. For a free inspection and estimate, contact Rhino Shield at 847.999.0604, toll free at 888.744.6664 or info@chicagorhinoshield.com.


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llinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan make up a large portion of America’s farmland, growing some of the best fruits and vegetables the country has to offer. Fortunately for us, this seasonal bounty can be found close to home at the various North Shore Farmers’ markets on a near daily basis. This is about as close to farm-to-table as you can get!

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DEERFIELD Saturdays through October 12th 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Commuter Parking Lot at Deerfield Rd. & Robert York Ave.

HIGHWOOD Wednesdays through September 4th 4 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Everts Park, 130 Highwood Ave.

NORTHBROOK Wednesdays through October 9th 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cherry & Meadow

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reliablerecall Training Tips from a North Shore Expert

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raining your dog to come reliably is a valuable behavior for any owner. Using a clicker and some small treats, you can teach your dog a reliable recall in the safety of your own home before you’re ever in a situation where you really need to use it.

STEP 1 — Find a quiet area. Get close to your dog and offer her your hand. When her nose touches your hand, click and treat. Deliver the treat with one hand and touch her collar with the other. Practice frequently, but add distractions over time to make the exercise a bit more challenging. STEP 2 — Add distance between the two of you. Offer your hand, click and treat as you did before, but now toss the treat behind her. Wait until she’s done chewing and makes eye contact. Once she does, present your hand and click before she reaches you, then treat and touch her collar after she’s all the way in. Keep adding distance until your dog

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comes to you with certainty. If not, reduce the distance or get some more practice on Step 1. STEP 3 — Name the behavior. Repeat Step 2, but now as the dog comes toward you, say the word “come”. Click when she arrives and your hand is on her collar. Once your dog responds to “come” by running toward you without your hand out, stop using your hand and rely solely on the verbal cue. Keep practicing and try the recall while she’s playing with a toy or locked on to a scent. If she chooses the recall over enticing distractions, you both get a treat for a job well done! Pam Fogel is a KPA Certified Training Partner and has been training dogs for ten years. To reach Pam or to get more information on her training programs at Rover’s Place in Highland Park, call 847.831.3784 or e-mail Pam at pam@roversplacechicago. com.


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BY DR. KIM MARTIN, D.C., F.A.S.A., B.C.I.M

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et’s face it, your knees aren’t as young as they used to be, and playing with the kids or grandkids isn’t any easier either. Maybe your knee pain keeps you from walking short distances or playing golf like you used to. Nothing’s worse than feeling great mentally, but feeling held back physically. FINALLY, AN OPTION OTHER THAN DRUGS OR SURGERY The Cold Laser is an outpatient, non-surgical procedure, often used in physical therapy and sports medicine to accelerate the healing process. It offers non-invasive treatment to promote healing for those who suffer from pain in muscles, nerves, and joints, like that associated with chronic knee pain. This same laser is used by sports teams including the New York Yankees and Cincinnati Bengals. This pain-free approach works by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes, providing pain relief and reducing damage that can be caused by injury.

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PROMOTES RAPID HEALING OF THE INJURED TISSUES The FDA cleared the first Cold Laser in 2002. This was after their study found a 76% improvement in patients with pain. In fact, patients we treat with the Cold Laser often show a higher level of function, both during and after the treatment period. This innovative new technology has an impressive success rate of returning patients to work, sports and competitive activities, as well as everyday life. FINDING AN ANSWER TO YOUR KNEE PAIN Patients suffering from knee issues can’t start a successful treatment plan without having a proper evaluation first. A proper “Knee Pain Evaluation” should be an in-depth consultation with someone who will listen, really listen, to the details of your case and not only provide a complete neuromuscular examination but a thorough analysis of your exam findings as well. Then, and only then, can you map out your plan to being pain free. Remember what it was like before you had knee problems; when you were pain free and could enjoy everything life had to offer? It can be that way again. Don’t neglect your problem any longer – don’t wait until it’s too late. Dr. Kim Martin BS, D.C, F.A.S.A., B.C.I.M. is board certified in integrative medicine, a member of American Functional Neurology Institute and owner of North Shore Health Solutions in Northbrook. To schedule a knee pain evaluation or to ask Dr. Martin a question, contact her at: 847.715.9060 or visit: www. NorthShoreHealthSolutions.com

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From Old World Craftsman to Fine Antiques Repair

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ilip Marona is an old world European craftsman. He’s an antique furniture repair and restoration expert whose journey started nearly 20 years ago with the famous Robert Benveniste and has taken him from his native Poland, to France, to his current workshop in the historic Carson Pierre Scott warehouse building located on the South Branch of the Chicago River. In 1994 Marona began working as an apprentice under Robert Benveniste. Benveniste made a name for himself in both art and science; devoting the first half of his professional life to biochemistry and the second half to his love of French antiques. It was in Benveniste’s workshop that a young Marona was given the chance to learn the fine art of furniture restoration from several older, master craftsmen. Marona blossomed in his craft and after years of proving himself, was asked to supervise the workshop. He took a greater role in developing the restoration business

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while also taking frequent trips to purchase and sell fine antiques. After Robert Benveniste’s unexpected death in 2001, Marona purchased the business from his mentor’s estate with the support of the Benveniste family. Since arriving in Chicago, Marona has established a thriving business taking repair and restoration projects of all sizes from private homes, museums, insurance claims, architects and designers, while also finding the time to regularly exhibit in a number of Chicago, North Shore and national antique shows. Additionally, he spends one week each year at the vaunted Winterthur Museum in Delaware to learn and practice advanced conservation techniques. Filip Marona is the owner of Ile de France Restoration Guild. To discuss a repair or restoration project, visit www.MaronaAntiques.com or contact Filip at 773.727.1699 or MaronaFilip@ comcast.net.

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