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First Bank of Highland Park Senior Seminar Aug. 9, 11:30am-1pm. This free educational seminar helps local senior citizens navigate financial issues. Lunch is provided. Registration recommended. 1835 First St.; 847-432-7800x442; kliverpool@firstbankhp.com.

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Refreshments will be served. Registration required. 3910 Glenview Road, Glenview; 847-729-0000x126; theabington.com. Midwest CareCenter Hospice Pavilion Grand Opening Aug. 9, 5pm. Cook County’s first freestanding hospice specialty care center provides highquality medical and psychosocial care. Tours are available, and refreshments will be served. Registration required. 2050 Claire Court, Glenview; 847-556-1575; carecenter.org. Divorce Math – Financial Disclosure Statements Aug. 9, 6:30-8:30pm. Discuss crucial financial disclosure statements, learning financial terms and how to gather and supply accurate information. Topics include common mistakes, forensic accounting and withholding of information. Registration required. $40 at the door. Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.; 847-328-0313; thelilactree.org. Catholic Charities Programs Thru Aug. 10, 8:30am-4:30pm (Mon-Fri). Help Catholic Charities Lake County Services provide support to low-income families in the community. Organize school supply drives, collect supplies from family, friends and neighbors, or donate a backpack filled with supplies. 671 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan; 847-782-4126; catholiccharities.net. Evanston Art Center Sculpture Reception Aug. 12, 1-4pm. Christine Rojeck presents the kinetic sculpture “Breeze Keeper” on the Evanston Art Center lawn as part of the Sculpture on the Grounds program. Rojeck speaks at 3pm. 2603 Sheridan Road; 847-475-5330; evanstonartcenter.org.

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Illinois Holocaust Museum Film Screening: Granito: How To Nail a Dictator Aug. 12, 1-4pm. “Granito: How to Nail a Dictator” depicts the effort to build a case against those responsible for the genocide of nearly 200,000 Maya people in Guatemala in the ’80s. A discussion with filmmaker Peter Kinoy follows the screening. Registration required. National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., Chicago; 312-433-3907; ilholocaustmuseum.org. Covenant Village of Northbrook Oldies Music Program Aug. 12, 2pm. Those Were the Days Radio Players present a trip down memory lane, featuring the wonderful sounds of yesteryear. 2625 Techny Road, Northbrook; 847-480-6380; covenantnorthbrook.org.

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Alliance Francaise du North Shore Café Conversation Aug. 13, 7:30-8:30pm. Meet fellow francophones for relaxed conversation. Listening in French encouraged. Look for pulled-together tables with a small French flag. Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette (alternate locations listed online); alliancefn.wlkcommunity.com. Glenview Gardeners Meeting Aug. 14, 7pm. Esther Palace of The North Suburban Pond and Garden Walk presents “Gardens and Turtles and Ponds, Oh, My!” Learn how to incorporate pond and aquatic systems into backyard gardens. Guests welcome. 235 Greenwood Road, Glenview; 847-724-2286; glenviewgardeners.org. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Community Healthbeat Tuesdays, 7pm. This weekly lecture series focuses on a variety of health topics. August’s theme is healthy children back to school. Registration required. + Aug. 14, “Keeping your Teenager Healthy” by Karen Bernstein, MD, MPH, Director of Adolescent Medicine and Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program.

Aug. 8, 2012 + Aug. 21, “IEPs: Positive Parent/School Partnerships” by Marjorie A. Getz, PhD, Department of Pediatrics/Developmental Pediatrics and Education. + Aug. 28, “Sports Health: Competing Safely” by Shaun T. O’Leary, MD, PhD, FAANS, neurosurgeon, Co-Director Midwest Center for Concussion Care and Karen Vormittag, MD, CAQ, Department of Sports Medicine Program Director. West End Conference Center, 1775 W. Dempster St., Park Ridge; 800-3ADVOCATE; advocatehealth.com/luth Northbrook Farmers Market Summer Stock 2012 Aug. 15, 7am-1pm. Help stock the Northfield Township Food Pantry shelves with dry goods and household products, such as paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent and disposable diapers. Our Lady of the Brook church parking lot, 3700 Dundee Road; olbparish.org. Highwood Garlic Fest Aug. 15, 4-9pm. Held during the Evening Gourmet Farmers Market, the second annual festival celebrates garlic, known for its culinary and medicinal purposes. Sample a variety of creations, including pasta, sauce, bread and butter – even garlic ice cream, candy, cupcakes and cocktails. Other events include a People’s Choice competition and the crowning of the “Garlic Queen.” Everts Park, 130 Highwood Ave.; 847-432-6000; celebratehighwood.com/garlicfest. CJE SeniorLife Atypial Dementia Support Group Aug. 15, 6-7:30pm This support group is for family caregivers with loved ones diagnosed with an atypical dementia –such as Frontotemporal Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia or Primary Progressive Aphasia. Onsite respite care is available. Registration CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

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Aug. 8, 2012 CALENDAR, PAGE 4 required if bringing a loved one to respite care. Weinberg Community for Senior Living, 1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield; 847-236-7863; cje.net. St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Chicago Greek Fest Aug. 17-19. Enjoy great Greek cuisine and pastries, plus family entertainment and activities. The band Northside plays Friday evening, with their offspring playing in bands of their own. The John Linardakis Band performs Saturday and Sunday, featuring Dr. Thanasi Zervas, clarinetist/composer straight from Greece and Chicago soprano Carol Lo Verde. Other highlights include the Hellenic Dance Troupe, Solon Greek Dancers, rides, clowns, puppet performances, kiddie craft classroom and an Agora (marketplace), just as in ancient Athens. Chicago Bears legend Steve McMichael appears from 6-8:30pm Sunday. Get autographs and enter a raffle for Bears memorabilia. $2, free for children under 12. 2727 W. Winona, Chicago; 773561-5992; stdemetrios.il.goarch.org Orphans of the Storm Pooch Parade Aug. 18, 9am. The animal shelter holds its sixth annual fundraiser at Deerfield’s Jaycee Memorial Park. Adopters and supporters are invited to take part in the two-mile charity walk. Collect pledges and win prizes, including AMC Theatre tickets, Six Flags passes and more. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. $20 per dog. 847-9450235; orphansofthestorm.org. “Elusive Justice” Screening Aug. 19, 1:30-3:30pm. Candice Bergen narrates this PBS documentary on apprehending Nazi war criminals. Registration recommended. Free with museum admission. Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie; 847-967-4889; ilholocaustmuseum.org. B’nai Tikvah Open House/ Family Fun Night Aug. 19, 5-7pm. Meet staff, officers and members of Congregation B’nai Tikvah. Enjoy hot dogs and other treats while learning about joining the B’nai Tikvah family. Registration required. Congregation B’nai Tikvah, 1558 Wilmot Road, Deerfield; 847-945-0470; bnaitikvah.net. Democrats at Ravinia Benefit Concert Aug. 19, 6pm. Join the Tenth Congressional District Democrats (Tenth Dems) at Ravinia for this concert fundraiser, featuring Arlo Guthrie and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Registration required. $40/individual lawn seats and dinner, $75/pair. 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park; 847-266-8683; tenthdems.org. Lake/Cook Chapter Illinois Audubon Society Meeting Aug. 21, 7pm. The Lake/Cook Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society presents “It’s Snow(y)ing Owls: The Invasion of 20112012,” featuring the Field Museum’s Josh Engel. Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park; 847-831-0331; lakecookaudubon.org. CAP Lake County Annual Health Fair Aug. 23, 10am-2pm. The Community Action Partnership of Lake County’s Head Start program holds its annual health fair, featuring free testing, fun activities and gift bags for families and children. Tests include physical and dental exams for children, along with blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol testing for adults. CAP Banquet and Meeting Center, 1200 Glen Flora Ave., Waukegan; 847-249-4330x3313; caplakecounty.org. Beth Chaverim Shabbat Under the Stars Aug. 24, 6:30pm. Join Beth Chaverim Humanistic Jewish Community for a Shabbat Service under the stars. Bring a picnic dinner

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and meet staff and members, including Spiritual Leader Jodi Kornfeld. Contact Beth Chaverim for event location. 847-945-6512; info@bethchaverim.net. Port Clinton Art Festival and Taste of Highland Park Aug. 24-26, 6-10pm. The festival weekend kicks off with the sixth annual Taste of Highland Park, featuring live entertainment, food and libations. The outdoor Port Clinton Art Festival offers fine art from more than 260 artists of all ages. Cityhpil.com; amdurproductions.com. Labrador Education and Rescue Network Pawgust Fest Aug. 25, 11am-4pm. All breeds and their owners are invited to the eighth annual Pawgust Fest, sponsored by the Labrador Education and Rescue Network. Festival activities include swimming, dog games, an arson dog demonstration and more. Food and drink are available for both dogs and owners. $10, free for children under 12. 25775 St. Mary’s Road, Libertyville; 847-362-6812; labadoption.org. Beth El Summerfest Aug. 26, 10am-1pm. North Suburban Synagogue Beth El presents Beth El “Summerfest,” featuring a range of familyfriendly activities. Enjoy a concert by Highland Park’s own Dr. Mark and the Sutures, a bounce house, face painting, relays and more. Barbeque lunch will be available for purchase. Registration required. 1175 Sheridan Road, Highland Park; 847-432-8900; nssbethel.org. Images from the Heartland 2012 Reception Aug. 26, 1-4pm. Winners are announced during this artist reception for “The Farm: Images from the Heartland 2012” farm art competition. The art display is open thru Nov. 4. The public is welcome. Members of the public are invited to attend the free reception and view the exhibition. Lake County Discovery Museum, Lakewood Forest Preserve, 27277 N. Forest Preserve Road, Wauconda; 847-362-5134; lchff.org. Postcards from Highland Park Photography Project Thru Aug. 31. Marita Poll Images hosts a photography project during the month of August, encouraging all who live and work in Highland Park to capture and share images thru Instagram or Twitter. Visit online for complete details. 847-987-5034; maritapoll.com. Art Fair on the Square Sept. 2 and 3, 10am-5pm. The Deer Path Art League’s 58th annual outdoor, juried fine art show features 180 exhibiting artists from 24 states, with their original work in painting, sculpture, jewelry, mixed media, photography, weaving, glass and more. Specialty areas include the “Young Artists” bazaar and “Creation Station.” Artist demonstrations take place throughout the event. Market Square, Western and Forest avenues, Lake Forest; 847-234-3743; deerpathartleague.org. YWCA Women in Leadership Breakfast Series Sept. 7, 7am. YWCA’s “Women in Leadership Making a Powerful Impact” breakfast series continues with this panel discussion on the power of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. Panelists include Sue Malone, Founder of Strategies For Small Business; Chris Corley, Senior VP Corporate Sales for CDW; and Michelle Lanter Smith, VP of Marketing for EPAY Systems, Inc. Registration required. $30. White Deer Run Golf Club, 250 W. Greggs Parkway, Vernon Hills; 847-406-5694; ywcalakecounty.org. Heart of Buffalo Grove Awards Thru Sept. 10. The Buffalo Grove Area Chamber of Commerce seeks nominations for CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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ACTIVITIES Get the True Story on the Rat Pack Aug. 13, 1-2:30 pm. Leon Michelson, author, columnist and radio host, tells the true story of how the “Rat Pack” got started and what really happened in its members’ lives. Learn little-known facts, including who they married and divorced along the way. $9/M, $11/NM. Men’s Club Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am. Women and guests are welcome. - Aug. 14. Timelines: What the World Can Learn from Retirees. Bill Blyth, Blyth and Associates Financial Services, points out how by maintaining an active lifestyle and continuing to stretch their minds, retirees can be productive and enjoy their daily lives. - Aug. 21. The Wholesale Revolution of the Retail Business. Joe Cappo, noted expert on business, advertising and marketing, shares his insights into what is happening in the world of retail business. - Aug. 28. Stroke Prevention and Recovery. Alex Ty, Director of Physical Therapy, speech pathologist Stacy Grossman and Alex Sison, Director of Occupational Therapy, discuss factors that can lead to stroke and early stroke management. Treatment techniques and demonstration of rehabilitation equipment are included. Brain Fitness: How to Keep it in Top Shape Aug. 15, 1-2pm. Every day we find more information about how to keep the brain healthy and fit. Learn from Tessa Silvestri how to keep it working its best thru an active, healthy mental lifestyle. Discover

Bead Stringing and Knotting Workshops Aug. 15, 1-3pm. Those looking for help and advice on beading projects can look to Carol Grove, now available for two-hour monthly sessions. Beading needles, thread and findings are provided. Attendees should bring their own bead project. Registration required. $9/M, $11/NM. Young Artists Concert Aug. 19, 3-4:30 pm. Enjoy this young artists concert, featuring operatic arias, duets/ ensemble work and perhaps even a Broadway show tune. Some of the performers have already sung supporting roles at the Lyric Opera. $10. Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center. Meditation to Improve Relationships Aug. 20, 1-2:30pm. Starting with meditations to first accept ourselves as we are, Om Johari’s presentation explains how relationships with others are drastically improved when we fall in love with ourselves. Registration required. $7/M, $9/NM. Sudoku Aug. 20, 2:45-3:45pm. Sudoku Instructor Om Johari provides puzzles you can work on at your own pace. Johari provides participants guidance as needed. Registration required. $7/M, $9/NM. Living at the Extremes Aug. 22, 1-2:30 pm. World traveler and storyteller Bill Helmuth, M.Ed., tells how millions struggle to maintain a meager existence while those in the U.S. live in relative peace and comfort. Helmuth escorts attendees on a virtual tour, featuring the tribal lands of Africa, the remote villages of India, the jungles of South America, the Middle East, the Mountain People of Pakistan and the

Learn about nutrition and exercise Aug. 27 with Katie Morgan and Michele Corrado. frozen tundra of Siberia. $9/M, $11/NM. How to Create a Gmail Account Aug. 23, 1-3 pm. Instructor Herb Goldstein shows how to create an account using Gmail, Google’s free search-based webmail service. Invite others to “chat” and view in video if your computer is capable. Time permitting, a demo will be shown. Bring a password (minimum eight characters) and email address name. Basic computer skills and registration required. $10/M, $15/NM. Let’s Honor Nutrition Month

Deerfield Historic Village Tour Thru Sept. 30, 2-4pm (Sundays). Village exhibits include the Caspar Ott log house, along with others. Appointments available. 517 Deerfield Road; 847-948-0680; deerfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

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Glenbrook North Class of 1972 40th Reunion Oct. 5-6. Kilcoyne’s Redwood Inn, Wheeling (Friday); Pinstripes, Northbrook (Saturday). 847-814-7482; rhart@ksnlaw.com Covenant Village of Northbrook Drop-In Info Sessions Tuesdays, 2pm. Get information about the new residential building plans plus special introductory offers. Refreshments will be served. 2625 Techny Road, 847-412-7058; covenantretirement.org. Join the Highland Park Music Club Wednesdays (monthly). Music lovers are invited to perform solo or with others. The choir prepares concerts in a variety of styles. 847-835-1024. Deerfield Women’s Golf League Tuesdays (thru Sept). Play on an 18-hole course with GPS carts. Enjoy lunch at the clubhouse and attend free golf clinics. Prizes are awarded at the closing luncheon. Deerfield Golf Club, 1201 Sanders Road, Riverwoods; 847-945-8333. Lambs Farm Opens New Visitors Center Ongoing, 10am-5pm. Learn Lambs Farm’s history thru a pictorial timeline starting with the 1961 opening thru the 50th anniversary celebration in 2011. Displays and exhibits change regularly. 14245 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville; 847-362-4636; lambsfarm.org.


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Village of Buffalo Grove Buffalo Grove Days Goes Hollywood Aug. 30-Sept. 3. Buffalo Grove Days 2012 features main stage entertainment from Jamie Lono (NBC’s “The Voice,” season two) and Casey Abrams (FOX’s “American Idol,” season 10). Other live acts include 7th Heaven, Cool Rockin’ Daddies, Little River Band and ARRA, performing before the fireworks on Sept. 2. Enjoy activities and entertainment for both children and adults, including reptile shows, kids’ songs, juggling, ventriloquism, craft fair, dance performances, a beer garden and more. The Kids’ Craft Tent is open from 12pm-5pm Sept. 1, and 1-5pm Sept. 2. The parade kicks off at 1pm Sept. 2. Food & Fun, a program for kids with disabilities and their families, boasts carnival rides, lunch and entertainment on Sept. 3. This year, Staley the Chicago Bear, Benny the Bull, and Skates are joined by Tommy Hawk to help with the program. No pets are allowed on festival grounds. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is confined to the food/beer tent area. Smoking is allowed only in designated areas. Lake Cook Road and Raupp Blvd.; bgdays.com. Village of Buffalo Grove Participates in National Recycling Challenge The Village of Buffalo Grove announced their participation in the SC Johnson Green Choices Recycling Challenge starting in early July, a nationwide contest that aims to increase household recycling participation in 50 communities across the United States. The community with the highest reported recycling participation will receive a $100,000 grant from to put toward a local sustainability project. The challenge kicks off a new partnership with Recyclebank, which has launched in Buffalo Grove in collaboration with Waste Management. Through SC Johnson’s operational commitments, as well as with the help of Recyclebank and communities, the company will eliminate or divert more than 480 million pounds of waste from the nation’s landfills, which is equivalent to more than its U.S. waste footprint. The company defines its waste footprint as all its U.S. manufacturing, office and consumer packaging waste and shipping materials. Buffalo Grove joins more than 300 communities across the U.S. and the U.K. that have implemented Recyclebank to help increase recycling rates through incentives and reward residents with deals on everyday household and grocery items. To participate, Buffalo Grove residents need to sign up for a free Recyclebank account and report their recycling activity. “We encourage everyone to get involved – residents will have the opportunity to protect the environment, invigorate the

Enjoy a variety of fun family activities at Buffalo Grove Days 2012, including live musical performances, a parade and fireworks. local economy and help keep Buffalo Grove clean, while earning everyday savings from Recyclebank and working toward the grant from SC Johnson,” said Village President Jeff Braiman. Recyclebank.com; scjohnson.com/greenchoices Village of Buffalo Grove Awarded for Financial Management The Village of Buffalo Grove recently received the highest marks for its progressive and stable financial management from three organizations that evaluate and monitor governmental financial conditions on a national and international level. As part of the proposed Series 2012 general obligation bond issue, the Village recently sought ratings of its existing and proposed debt through Standard & Poor’s Rating Service and Moody’s Investor Service. Both companies gave the Village their highest award of confidence by affirming the existing AAA and Aaa ratings (respectively) for all current debt, as well as assigning AAA and Aaa ratings for the 2012 issuance of $6,000,000 in bonds to provide for street repair and maintenance. Standard & Poor’s stated, “We consider the village’s financial management practices “strong,” indicating a view that “practices

are strong, well embedded, and likely sustainable.” The agency also upgraded their financial management practices rating of the Village to “strong…given the Village’s implementation of long-term financial planning…” The prior rating of financial management practices had been “good.” The rating bestowed by Moody’s Investor Service cited the Village’s small debt burden ($6,280,000 outstanding as of Dec. 31, 2012, excluding new debt), correction of recent operating deficits and budgetary flexibility provided by home rule status as contributing factors. In addition to the key ratings assigned to the Village’s overall financial management, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has also presented the Village with its first “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” for the Fiscal Year 2012 budget. This national award program is conferred to government agencies whose budgeting process represents the highest quality commitment to developing the budget as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device. Village staff undertook a complete redesign of the budget document for 2012, adding significant enhancements to budget

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Keep Lawns, Landscapes Healthy During Drought Hot, dry weather continues to plague much of the country, and keeping lawns and landscapes alive and well has been a struggle for many gardeners. Here are a few ways to help your landscape through this challenging season: Prioritize watering. New plantings, moisture lovers, and stressed plants should be the first to receive a good long drink. Give mature trees a hand. Even these landscape giants need water during drought. Soak the area under the dripline providing 10 gallons of water per inch diameter of tree trunk. Mulch the soil. Spread a two- to threeinch layer of woodchips, bark, shredded leaves, evergreen needles or other organic matter over the soil surface surrounding plants. It conserves water, keeps roots cooler, suppresses weeds, and improves the soil as it decomposes. Dormant lawns should remain dormant. Taking your lawn in and out of dormancy with inconsistent watering is harder on the lawns than dormancy. Providing ¼-inch of water once a month will help keep the crown of the grass alive without breaking dormancy. Minimize foot and equipment traffic on dormant lawns and do not treat with pesticides or fast release high nitrogen fertilizers that can damage a dormant lawn.

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1. Northbrook resident and Glenbrook North High School student Andrew Christopoulos performed at this year’s Lollapalooza music festival, with shows Aug. 3 and 5 on the Kidz Stage. Christopoulos was backed up by Chicago band Jackpot Donnie. 2. Buffalo Grove Boy Scouts Chris Pecoraro and Randall Butlierre of Troop 140 received the second annual Sandra Meinholz Spirit of Scouting Foundation Scholarship. Each received a $500 scholarship, placed in a personal account to be used toward their advancement in scouting. Troop 140 is chartered through Saint Mary Parish. 3. Glencoe residents Spencer Rosin and Isabelle Roberts, both 10, and Madison Olszewski, 12, of Barrington have been cast in upcoming productions at the

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Olszewski and Roberts were each cast as Louise in “Sunday in the Park with George,” with Olszewski playing the role and Roberts working as the understudy, and Rosin landed the understudy role of Chip in “Beauty and the Beast.” All three are students from the Actors Training Center at the Wilmette Theatre. 4. Rabbi Aaron Braun became the spiritual leader of Northbrook Community Synagogue, beginning July 1. Rabbi Braun received semicha (ordination) from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in New York City, after studying for four and a half years in New York and two years at Yeshivat Bat Ayin in Gush Etzion, Israel. Prior to joining N.C.S., Rabbi Braun served as the Director of the Jewish Youth Encounter Program at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in New York.


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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin – A Destination for All Seasons The thing that’s so great about living just an hour or so away from Lake Geneva is that you can escape anytime. With a beautiful lake, relaxing resorts, fabulous restaurants and family activities, Lake Geneva is a wonder any time of year. From boutiques, shops and galleries to championship golf courses, public beaches, hiking trails and downhill skiing, Lake Mira Temkin Geneva should be your go-to place with family and friends. Geneva Inn - A Luxurious B&B with European Charm Located right on the waterfront, Geneva Inn resembles an old southern plantation with a long history to boot. With its dramatic dining room, stunning atrium, and luxurious guest rooms, The Geneva Inn lives up to the glorious past. My room faced the water and it was a lovely view, no matter what time of day. This decadent bed and breakfast retreat serves a sumptuous buffet breakfast every morning. If you love to walk, the historic 21-mile lakewalking path circling Geneva Lake is right at your doorstep. Genevainn.com. The Fireside Theatre – Broadway in a Cornfield A pleasant drive down the road from Lake Geneva in Fort Atkinson, Wisc., is the Fireside Dinner Theatre, really a destination unto itself. Known as the only Actor’s Equity dinner theatre in Wisconsin, the showplace

features outstanding musicals with Broadway performers, fine dining, and boutique shops. It came as no surprise to me that it’s consistently named a top destination for travel tours across the U.S. I enjoyed a fabulous lunch, topped off with an amazing production of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” Coming up for the rest of the year is “Hello, Dolly” and “Scrooge – The Musical.” Firesidetheatre.com. Cruising the Lake Lake cruises are a delightful way to cruise the lake and “ooh” and “ahh” at the famous mansions that were summer homes to Chicago’s wealthy families. Many were built between 1870 and 1920 and remain elegant reminders of a bygone era. Boat tours operate through the last weekend in October. Cruiselakegeneva.com. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa – Grand Indeed This is a wonderful getaway for the entire family. The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is one of only five AAA Four-Diamond resorts in Wisconsin. Play golf on their two championship courses, relax at the spa, or go horseback riding. The kids will have a ball at the Moose Mountain Falls, an indoor/outdoor waterpark. Come winter, enjoy skiing and sleigh rides. I loved dining at Brissago, one of three restaurants, featuring contemporary Italian fare along with impressive views. Fresh ingredients are flown in from Italy weekly. It’s the kind of attention to detail you can taste. Grandgeneva.com. Ride the East Troy Electric Railroad This 10-mile ride aboard vintage rail cars takes you through the cornfields, orchards and

A Different Kind of Summer Fun Most high school students spend their summers working and catching some rays, as school is the last thing on their minds. But for Grace Sowlat, a junior at New Trier Township High School, the summer was filled with doing something a little different from her peers. Sowlat, along with 14 Chicagoland high school students (and one student from Michigan), participated in the annual High School Lake Ecology program, sponsored by the Shedd Aquarium. The students had the opportunity to explore Lake Superior’s natural wonder and the prestigious Apostle Islands in Wisconsin, conducting experiments on water quality and wildlife. Sowlat heard about the program through the Shedd Aquarium’s web site, and immediately wanted to get involved. “I’m really interested in ecology and biology, and thought it would be a good thing to do,” she said. The group had three pre-trip sessions at the Shedd in June, where they tested the water in Lake Michigan. After the initial meetings, the group headed to the Apostle Islands for an eight-day trip full of fun and discovery. (one of the mainstays of the Apostle Islands) for more exploring. While there, Sowlat conducted research on the environment and nature of the area. “We went to Sand Island (one of the mainstays of the Apostle Islands) for three days, and we tested different wilderness areas in relation to where they were located,” she said. Of all the activities that the students did throughout the trip, Sowlat said she enjoyed the kayaking trip the best. “We kayaked out from the mainland to Sand Island, and there was one day where we kayaked halfway around from Sand Island and looked at the sea caves and kayaked back,” she said. “They were really cool.” After the trip, the students headed back to

Chicago, where they continued to conduct experiments based on their research. “We worked on what we found in the urban areas around home, and then compared those results to what we found in the wilderness in Wisconsin,” she said. Sowlat, who wants to study as an aquatic veterinarian, said there was a noticeable difference between the water in Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. “Even though they’re known as the ‘Great Lakes,’ the water in Lake Superior is much more clean and not as polluted compared to Lake Michigan,” she said. Sowlat said she hopes to participate in a similar program next year on marine biology, and thoroughly enjoyed her unique summer experience. “We did a lot of work; we did fun stuff but we also worked as scientists, so (the program) is different than what most people think it is going to be,” she said. “People should take every opportunity to get involved while it’s there.” Contributed by Hannah Gettleman

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Enjoy waterfront views and luxurious amenities at the Geneva Inn bed and breakfast. rural farms of southeast Wisconsin. At the end of the line, you can walk to The Elegant Farmer, home of the famous Apple Pie baked in a paper bag. Pick apples in the fall, and taste the homemade goodness of their fruit breads, gourmet popcorn, blue ribbon cheese and more. Yes, one of those pies did find their way back to my house. Easttroyer.org; elegantfarmer.com. After spending a few relaxing days here, I know why Lake Geneva is now my yearround getaway. 800-432-8747; lakegenevawi. com; tourinfo@travelwisconsin.com;

travelwisconsin.com. Mira Temkin is a Highland-Park based freelance writer whose articles have appeared in Chicago Tribune, Family Time Magazine, and six-00-three-five magazine. In addition, she’s a high-energy copywriter working with advertising and marketing services clients. She can be reached at miratemkin@gmail. com. Email questions and comments to editorial@whatshappeningonline.com.


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10 Things to Know About Sunscreen 1. What does SPF really mean? The FDA has defined “Sun Protection Factor”, or SPF, as “the amount of time it takes to produce minimal redness in the skin via UVB exposure”. It only applies to UVB light (the form of Ultra Violet light that can burn the skin). 2. SPF does not mean the amount of time that you can safely stay in the sun. Climate, altitude, time of year, time of day, medications, amount of pigment in the skin, cloud cover, and reflective surfaces like water and snow all affect the amount of UV light that is hitting the skin. 3. Don’t be fooled by a high SPF number. Just because a product has a high SPF doesn’t mean that it offers good protection. Remember, SPF refers only to UVB protection, and not UVA. UVA is associated with aging and has been found to cause a high percentage of melanomas. So, looking at the SPF is insufficient when selecting sun protection. In addition, FDA testing involves much heavier application of the product on the skin than in everyday use. Even if the product is liberally applied, the SPF is depleted as it is exposed to UVB rays, requiring you to reapply every two hours. 4. There is no such thing as sunblock. Even the best product on the market, applied perfectly, blocks only some UV rays. Stop thinking of these products as sunblock, but rather as UV screens. 5. Once your skin is red, get out of the sun. After the skin is burned, applying more sunscreen will not prevent additional burning. Instead, you will further injure your already damaged skin. 6. Not all redness is sunburn. Rosaceaprone skin responds to heat from UV rays as a redness episode and often make sufferers feel like they are “allergic to the sun.” UV screens containing zinc oxide and niacinamide are ideal for rosacea-prone skin because these agents do not “trap heat in” and in the case of niacinamide, it actually cools the skin. 7. Sunscreens in moisturizers, moisture tints, foundations, and lipsticks are not delivering the SPF protection that is advertised. For example, in order to get the proper amount of SPF 15 you would have to: - Use the entire tube of lipstick in one sitting - Apply seven times the amount of foundation that most people wear - Apply two times as much moisturizer 8. 15 + 15 = 15. The math is wrong, but not when it comes to SPF. If you apply CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

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Aug. 8, 2012 SUNSCREEN FACTS, PAGE 10 a product that is rated as SPF 15 and then immediately apply a second layer, you will still only get SPF 15, not SPF 30. 9. Wear a thin layer of clothing as protection from UV light. To enhance this, add a product called SunGuard to your laundry detergent and get an added boost of UV protection. Clothes laundered in this manner will give you protection similar to the most perfectly applied UV screen. This is a good choice for those family members who simply refuse to wear UV screen. 10. Food and drink can have an effect. If you decide to drink those fruity alcoholic beverages by the pool, you will need to reapply sunscreen more frequently. There are conflicting theories on why this is true. Some believe sugar and alcohol cause more

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inflammation in the skin, while others say it’s the dehydration associated with drinking that makes you vulnerable. Regardless of the theory, if you drink, slather sunscreen on hourly. A protective food however is chocolate. Eating small amounts of chocolate, preferably the type with 70 percent cacao content or higher throughout the day can increase your body’s resistance to UV light. Now who can argue with that? Make sure you are choosing full spectrum UV screens that protect from both UVA and UVB rays. These products should contain zinc and titanium. You get what you pay for, so don’t cut corners when it comes to this very important part of skin health. Contributed by Dr. Josie Tenore, M.D., MSc. Dr. Tenore practices at FreshSkin, 806 Central Ave., Suite 203, Highland Park; 847-681-8821; myfreshskin.com.

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Bags to School – A Go-To Guide Let fashion meet function in the new school year by revamping your accessories – foremost, your bags and purses. In addition to mainstream department stores, check out some of the smaller boutiques for standout, “Look at my bag!” options. Here’s a miniguide to help you stay both organized and chic.

The Backpack and Skate Pack The Trends: There are some unique, pretty backpacks in vogue now, acting as both purse and backpack for lighter books and notebooks. They are less square and less firm, with looser fabric than traditional backpacks. However, for a heavy textbook load, a regular backpack, skate pack, or even small luggage is in order. That doesn’t mean they can’t be fun, too – colors and prints abound – but they are more practical than fashionable. Skate packs are a viable alternative to heavy backpacks. Brands and Stores to Watch: For the more fashionable purse-type backpack, Glenview’s Country Classics has a noteworthy selection of bags, carrying a wide variety of Vera Bradley and other brands. 1405 Waukegan Road; 847-998-4644. Another option is Ela’s Boutique, located within Teddie Kossof Salon and Spa in Northfield. 281 N. Waukegan Road; 847-7841868. Kipling and Calvin Klein are good choices as well. Advantages: For the traditional backpack, spinal health and posture is a major advantage. If you or your child carry heavy books, backpacks, skate packs or actual luggage are still the best bets long-term. Keep backpack straps close to the body to maintain your center of gravity. For skate packs, make sure to switch the side you pull them on. The smaller purse-backpack is the best of both worlds for those with light books.

The Messenger Bag Trend: A type of shoulder bag that is slimmer, sleeker and usually more professional-looking than other bags, but not quite as austere as a briefcase. Brands and Stores to Watch: Baggalini is a personal favorite for its fashion, substance and professional-yet-chic image. It can be found locally at Country Classics or Ela’s Boutique. Baggalini.com. I also like Olivia and Joy, available at Macy’s, with its artsy prints and vibrant colors. Juicy Couture is both trendy and sophisticated. CONTINUED ON PAGE 13

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BAGS TO SCHOOL, PAGE 12 Advantages: Messenger bags are perfect for older students – a professional-looking option for when you need more than a purse but less than a full backpack. They are usually compartmentalized enough to keep you organized.

The Tote Trend: A roomier, usually lesscompartmentalized shoulder bag than the messenger, the tote is effective for clothes or odds-and-ends. Brands to Watch: Marc Ecko, Juicy Couture and Dooney and Bourke, with its glossy patent-leather totes. Advantages and Disadvantages: Spacious, the tote is good for transporting loose supplies and clothes for after-school activities, a “miscellaneous” drawer in purse form. One major disadvantage is that they are often open at the top, with just a latch or button.

The Clutch and Wristlet Trend: The clutch is often strap-free, carried under the arm or in the hands. Fancier versions are used as evening bags. The wristlet is worn on the wrist via a loop. It can include larger clutches or simply be a small coin purse-type bag. Brands and Stores to Watch: Betsey Johnson – for all ages, this all-time favorite designer of mine adds a spark to the mundaneness of everyday life, and her clutches are no different. Fossil makes a wide variety for children as well, featuring animal embroidery. BCBG Generation is another solid option. Advantages and Disadvantages: Some clutches are comparable to wallets, allowing you to organize. In general, though, they don’t hold much – ID, some pocket change and lip gloss. They are great for grab-and-go. Contributed by Joy Bolger

The Cross-Body Bag Trend: The fit is just as the name implies, slung diagonally across the body. They come in a wide variety of sizes depending on your needs, often with adjustable straps. Brands and Stores to Watch: Baggalini, Le Sport Sac, Sloane Ranger and Tiganello. Sloane Ranger has fun prints for students. For convenience, you can’t go wrong with Le Sport Sac. Macy’s has a huge selection. Advantages: This must-have bag is useful for all aspects of life – school, travel, work or just running errands. The lightweight bag is often compartmentalized for maximum organization, and the adjustable straps are an added bonus.

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Gear Up for Serious Back-to-School Shopping It’s finally August, which means that it’s time to trade in sunscreen and bug spray for pens and pencils. Believe it or not, school is around the corner, and it’s never too late to get ready for serious back-to-school shopping. From reconnecting with old friends and meeting new classmates and teachers to picking out the perfect outfit for the first day, school is almost back in session. Check out our picks for going back to school in style.

Boys Even if they don’t like to admit it, most boys actually care about their unique style when it comes to getting dressed for school. Classic looks, such as polo shirts and khaki pants, will have them scoring an A+ in class. The Wes and Willy collection makes the boys look too cool for school. If he’s all about sports, check out the Long Sleeve Graphic Tee ($26) and Track Pants ($39) from Cargo For Boys. The tee can be dressed up for more formal outings with the store’s khaki shorts ($12) and pants ($39) to freshen up a new wardrobe. The store also carries Ditka Kids Gridiron Clothing, named after famed Chicago Bear Mike Ditka. The Long Sleeve Screen Tee ($29.89) and the Layered Short Sleeve Tee ($31.89) are fun ways to sport the look come football season. The New Balance Minimus 20v2 Trail sneakers ($57.99) from New Balance North Shore, are one of the popular styles for school, and they come in four different colors. They’re ideal for running, but can be used for just about any recreational sport. The thin material on the shoe makes kids feel like they’re running low on the ground, and because it is lightweight in nature, it

gives plenty of support.

Girls Every girl knows that the ensemble for the first day of school is one of the most important outfits. It takes hours to create the perfect look to impress classmates and showcase personal style. As the leaves start to fall, invest in a fleece coat that’s sturdy and comes in a variety of colors. The North Face Denali Fleece ($25$45) from Principessa is popular among kids and teens. Explore the sequin trend with the store’s sparkly t-shirts (from $10). Keep feet cozy and comfortable as the weather changes with UGG boots (from $25) and Hunter and Bogg rain boots ($36 for kids sizes). Girls will score some gold stars with the popular Juicy Couture velour track suits ($50) that can be worn all year round. The Fluxus Sweater ($99), from So Shee Boutique, is one of the must-have items for a new school year. It’s an easy piece to switch to the upcoming fall season paired with jeans. For a dressier look, the store’s “Sacha” black dress ($99), also by Fluxus, is great paired under a blazer and tall boots. Complete the look with a sterling silver necklace from Tai Jewelry ($65). A popular accessory, the Hipsi belt ($60) comes with an adjustable buckle and strap to mix up a fall wardrobe. If you wear a uniform, try an accessory, such as a bright scarf (from $22) or a necklace (from $17) in a fun pattern to embrace your vibrant personality. For the more athletic girl, the KT20PP Balance Minimus Trail ($54.95), from New Balance North Shore, provides the nearbarefoot experience better than traditional running shoes. The shoes have a durable sole and comfort for every sport, and can be worn

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with or without socks. The bright magenta and royal purple combination shows a touch of color to match everything in her closet. A blazer is ideal for more mature students, suitable for class presentations and college interviews. A blouse in a muted color makes the look more professional, yet polished. The Shaped Jacket with Angled Hem in Tropical Suiting with Eco Poly ($298) and Scoop Neck Top with Rolled Cap Sleeves in

Stretch Silk Charmeuse ($188), from Eileen Fisher, are a perfect combination. The jacket’s drape-like material makes it a great transition piece from summer to fall, is durable enough to last for years, and is environmentally friendly. It comes with a matching wide-leg pant ($188) to round out a well-invested ensemble. Contributed by Hannah Gettleman


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RESTAURANT SHOWCASE

Eggsperience Rises and Shines Some people have mentioned lately that they’re fed up with breakfast. They admit to being opposed to omelettes, weary of waffles, put off by pancakes, done with doughnuts and sour on sweet rolls. “Breakfast can be boring,” said one disgruntled diner. “They’re all alike, regardless of the restaurant.” Part of the problem is that numerous eateries Chuck Pecoraro put hardly any imagination or variety into the morning meal. They would rather concentrate on lunch and dinner, which usually generate more profits. Not totally convinced that breakfast has to be a big yawn, we set out to find a gastronomic interpretation of morning glory. Our quest took us to a strip center in Bannockburn, to a cheerful spot that gives drowsy appetites a wake-up call. Eggsperience Pancakes & Cafe is the name, its claim is a cornucopia of a.m. food served with a sunny disposition in bright, comfortable surroundings keyed to a ceiling shaped like – what else? – an egg. The menu can be overwhelming with more than 60 breakfast choices, plus 24 for lunch (closed for dinner). Owned and managed by Kosta Louvras, this Eggsperience was the first in a fivestore network, with others in Glenview, Park Ridge, Naperville and Chicago. Each shares the same name, menu and prices except

Chicago, where the fare and hours are more attuned to the downtown market. This review focuses on the Bannockburn location only. Eggs? How do you want them? There are skillets, scramblers, omelettes, Benedicts, wraps, frittatas and common bacon and eggs. Pancakes, waffles, crepes and French toast are offered as well. So are oatmeal, dry cereal and yogurt. What more can you ask for? If you ask for quality and nutrition, you’ve come to the right place. Eggs are AA in grade and XL in size. Fruit is fresh, juices are freshly squeezed, coffee is organic and freshly brewed. If you’re on a health kick, there are wheat grass shots that taste more like grass than juice, but promise antioxidant and energy benefits. Cholesterol counters can request egg whites or Egg Beaters. Everything is cooked to order. Celebrity alert: Hey, look! Vince Vaughn just walked in. For openers, you can switch from everyday orange and grapefruit juice to more exotic pomegranate, papaya or mango squeezings. Or try a combo mix, like kiwi-strawberryorange or spiced tomato with wheat grass. Both hearty and healthy is Eleni’s Egg White Delight, a three-egg creation baked to puffy heights and packed with spinach, mushrooms, red peppers and low-fat mozzarella. Included is a side of fruit, hash browns and toast or pancakes. After putting away one of these, you’ll probably skip lunch. It’s easy to flip over the flapjacks, especially the Berry Berry edition with bits of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries sprinkled into the buttermilk batter. Smearing the puffy pancakes with whipped butter and warm syrup doesn’t detract from the sweet-

Eleni’s Egg White Delight is both a hearty and healthy option at Eggsperience. tart essence of fresh fruit in every forkful. Among the Benedicts, the Roasted Red Pepper Benny deviates from the traditional recipe by crowning poached eggs with the contrasting flavors of assertive red peppers and gentle feta cheese. A liberal layer of semi-rich, lemon-tinted Hollandaise sauce is the perfect finish. Beyond breakfast, the lunch bunch can dig into such noontime standouts as Gourmet Chicken Salad, a heaping mound of greens, chicken chunks, cranberries, raisins, roasted pecans and nine-grain toast. The Cajun Avocado Burger, Chicken Pesto Panini and Spicy Chicken Wrap are popular, too. No dessert, though there’s page after page of espresso, latte, frappe, shakes, smoothies and specialty beverages. Service is polite, prompt and perky.

Eggsperience Pancakes & Cafe, 2545 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn; 847-9408444; eggsperiencecafe.com. Prices: $4.99-$12.49 Tidbits: Open daily from 6am-3pm. Takeouts, catering and delivery. Outdoor patio. Adequate parking. Chuck Pecoraro has authored more than 1,500 restaurant reviews and food articles over the past three decades. His articles have appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Suburban Life, Naperville Sun, Fra Noi, and on two websites. Contact him at chuckpecoraro@sbcglobal.net. Email questions and comments to editorial@whatshappeningonline.com.

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Satisfy Cravings with Corn Pudding Even with the horrible drought we’ve been dealing with lately, corn is in the stores. I’ll tell you, however, that it’s not the best I’ve seen – and understandably so. If you can find a bunch of really nice looking ears, then go ahead, grill ’em up and enjoy. But if you’re having trouble finding the good ones and have a Chef Kim Bisk real craving for corn, here’s a side dish that should satisfy. While I’m not a huge fan of canned vegetables, there are some recipes I do that are just a heck of a lot easier using them. To be honest, I’ve tried doing this one using only fresh ingredients, and there’s always something that seems to be missing. I’ll put my finger on it one day. Until that day, this will do just fine. It’s a great dinner or holiday side dish, but we’ve actually served this at brunches. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Corn Pudding 5 eggs ⅓ cup butter (melted) ¼ cup sugar ½ cup milk 4 tbsp corn starch 15 oz. canned corn (drained) 14.75 oz. canned creamed corn [1] Preheat oven to 400. [2] Grease a twoquart casserole dish. [3] Beat the eggs, butter, sugar and milk together. [4] Whisk in the corn starch. [5] Stir in the corn (drained), and creamed corn. [6] Stir well. [7] Pour mixture into casserole dish and bake for one hour. [8] Serve warm. Chef Kim Bisk and her husband Ellory own and operate Kim & Ellory’s Kitchen, providing personal chef and catering services to northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. They offer event catering, cooking class parties and in-home gourmet dinners. To contact them or to get past recipes, visit kimandellory.com. Email questions and comments to editorial@whatshappeningonline.com.

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Make Desserts Like the Professionals Dessert makes the perfect finishing touch to a special event. You don’t need a professional pastry chef, however; even novice foodies can make their own delicious desserts. Invest in a star decorator’s tip and pastry bag. There’s no limit to what you can do with a simple pastry bag, icing and a decorative tip. Instead of slathering frosting on cupcakes, use the tip to pipe on individual stars or swirls. You can also use it to add a dab of homemade whipped cream to a serving plate aside a slice of pie. Make garnish sauces. Professional chefs understand that many people eat with their eyes. Take a cue from restaurants and garnish the plate prior to adding the dessert. Create simple sauces from cooked-down strawberries or raspberries with sugar and water, or look to premade syrups. Use leaves or flowers. In addition to sauces on the plate, you may want to add a few mint leaves or an edible flower to cleanse the palate. This can make guests feel special. Create individual servings. A dessert served in an individual ramekin or tin can be a nice presentation in itself. Individual servings look and serve well. Go for the “wow” factor. Certain desserts lend themselves to dramatic display, such as creme brulee or flambe desserts. Use a quality liqueur for fire-enhanced desserts, so the alcohol burns off quickly and evenly. Embrace the use of fondant or gum paste. They’re essentially moldable dough made out of sugar. Fondant can be rolled to cover cakes, cut to turn into intricate

shapes or hand molded into figurines or other edible pieces. Just about any dessert can be enhanced with a fondant trinket. Use cookie cutters to create different shapes. Instead of a standard layer cake, use cookie cutters to cut out cake pieces and then layer them with frosting in between. Think about baking a pie and cutting out a piece of the pre-baked top crust with a cookie cutter that gives a clue to the filling inside. Place on top of the crust before baking. Creating special desserts doesn’t require much effort or any specialized skills.


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About the Actors and Their TV Shows These are some of the more popular shows from the ’50s and ’60s. Some answers may be used more than once. Contributed by Jack Schmerer, owner of RMS Productions, which offers creative and production services for high-quality media. To contact him, call 847-812-0789, email jack@rmsproductions.com, or visit rmsproductions.com.

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7. Car 54, Where Are You 8. Superman 9. Bonanza 10. Marcus Welby, M.D. 11. Maverick 12. The Life of Riley

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g. Garry Moore h. Barbara Hale i. Irene Ryan j. Eve Arden k. Richard Chamberlain

13. Dr. Kildare 14. Our Miss Brooks 15. McHale’s Navy 16. Concentration 17. F Troop 18. I Love Lucy 19. Green Acres 20. Get Smart

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32. A blood group 33. Takes to task 35. Prints money (abbr.) 36. Airbus manufacturer 37. A instance of selling 38. 12th month (abbr.) 39. Baseball’s Ruth 40. 1959 Nobel biochemist Severo 43. Weights deducted to obtain net 44. To lie scattered over 47. 6th Jewish month 48. Physical maltreators 49. Founder Franklin 50. Published CLUES DOWN 1. Fish of the genus Alosa 2. Rock singer Turner

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Dr. Dean Deng, Founder of Lake Forest’s Acucenter Pain Clinic Dr. Dean Deng is founder of Acucenter Pain Clinic in Lake Forest, specializing in acupuncture, acupressure, Qigong (breathing exercise), traditional Chinese medicine, Tuina (Chinese manual therapy) and prescription of herbs. Over his 20 years of practice, he has helped patients, including professional athletes and celebrities, overcome ailments ranging from muscular problems to cancer. Author of “Qigong: A Legacy in Chinese Healing,” Dr. Deng has led classes in healthcare professional associations around the country.

DD: When conventional medicine and/or surgery do not work, give Dr. Deng a try. WH! What’s your favorite movie/book/ music? DD: “Titanic,” the Bible and James Taylor. WH! Are you a Mac or a PC? DD: PC. WH! What’s the best thing America can do to ensure the success of her businesses?

WH! What was your very first job? DD: Have the best quality of products and service – the best price, but not a cheap price.

DD: A medical doctor and university professor.

WH! Why did you start your business in this area?

WH! Name one person you’d consider a hero or role model and explain why. DD: George Washington for his fight for freedom, and Hippocrates, Father of Medicine, for his freeing medicine from the shackles of magic, superstition and the supernatural. WH! Tell us about a work experience from which you learned a valuable lesson. DD: A patient came to me with a diagnosis of Stage 4 cancer in her ovaries and stomach, and it was spreading. Conventional doctors gave her three months to live. I treated her for three months, and after returning to her regular doctor, the cancer was gone. The lesson is: never give up, regardless of the situation. WH! The one business tool I can’t live without is:

DD: My healing hands.

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WH! What’s your best advice for someone just starting a business in the local area?

WH! What aspect(s) of your business are you most proud of?

DD: Work hard to the best of your ability and give the best service.

DD: Patients come from all over the country and world to get treated by me. This is what I am most proud of – being able to help so many people.

WH! How did you get your start in business? DD: As a child, I suffered from asthma. I took a number of Western medications that did not have a lasting effect. The only treatment that helped me was acupuncture from my grandmother at the ages of 3 and 4. I began receiving treatment from Qigong masters, and after a few months, my asthma cleared up completely. I became so interested in the practice that I studied the healing art myself, becoming a Qigong master at the age

WH! What was the most difficult obstacle or most challenging time your business has had to overcome?

DD: My patients brought me here through my travels. WH! How does the North Shore or north suburban clientele affect your business? DD: They are good, well-educated people – open to methods of healing. WH! What’s your favorite way to relax after work? DD: I love to tend my garden, pulling weeds to ensure it remains beautiful.

DD: I really never had a hard time; patients would refer their friends and family after being treated by me.

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WH! What’s your business’ motto/mission statement?

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Central Street Business Association Receives Community Day Check The Central Street Business Association presented Community Day checks at its July 10 meeting. Local businesses celebrated the second annual shopping and fundraising event, held in April. A portion of purchases was donated to contributing organizations of the consumer’s choice. The event was sponsored by the Central Street Business Association and Central Street Neighbors Association. Centralstreet-evanston.com. Full Belly Craft Kitchen and Bakery Opens An original craft kitchen, Full Belly Craft Kitchen creates handmade food in small quantities using fresh ingredients. A 20-year veteran of the catering business, owner Mitch Wasserman started creating his menu after friends tasted his homemade pickles. Among the bakery specialties are hand-pies, which

come in 10 rotating varieties for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Full Belly pickles are now available at Sunset Foods’ deli department in Highland Park. 802 Sheridan Road, Highwood; 847-926-7164; fullbellyyum.com. Local Senior Helpers Office Selected as AFA Affiliate The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has joined forces with Care And Resource Education Services (C.A.R.E.S) to form an alliance with in-home senior care company Senior Helpers. Bob and Abbie Tucker, owners of the local Senior Helpers office, received special training for the location to become Chicago’s affiliate office. The office is currently a one-stop resource center, featuring trained community educators and providing information and resource referrals, educational materials, services, programs, community events and more. 847-881-2782.


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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Brings the Blues to Viper Alley Aug. 11 Mickey Finn’s Brewery BackLot Brewfest Aug. 11, 12pm-11pm. The ninth annual festival features a rib cook-off from 12-3pm, plus a pig roast and burgers. Anniversary beers include Gudenteit Hefeweizen and Mexican Cerveza. Enjoy live music by Almost Famous, Betty Soul and Rock City Seven. $10 after 5pm. 412 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville; 847-362-6688; mickeyfinnsbrewery.com. Kenny Wayne Shepherd Aug. 11, 9pm. Still barely in his thirties, the Louisiana-born axe man and songsmith has sold millions of albums, throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens. Shepherd met Stevie Ray Vaughan at age 7 and shared the stage with New Orleans legend Bryan Lee at 13. As an adult, he continues to create genre-defining, blues-infused rock and roll. $35. Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire; 847-499-5000; viper-alley.com. The Special Consensus Bluegrass Band Aug. 12, 4pm. The Long Grove Art and Music Council presents The Special Consensus Bluegrass Band, playing bluegrass in the classic vein, but with modern sensibilities to attract all music lovers. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. The performance moves to Long Grove Community Church in case of inclement weather. Fountain Square, 3612 RFD, Long Grove; 847-722-8989; lgamc.org. Rodgers and Hart in Hollywood Aug. 15, 1:30pm. This Great Age Daytime multimedia presentation by Charles Troy focuses on Rodgers and Hart, featuring two

of their lesser-known works – “Love Me Tonight” and “Hallelujah, I’m a Bum.” $10, $12 at the door. The Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., 847-251-7424; wilmettetheatre.com. Thoroughly Modern Millie Aug. 18, 10:30am and 1pm. It’s 1922, and Millie has just moved to New York City to find a new life for herself. While not fitting in right away with the crowd of “moderns” with their short hair and lively jazz music, Millie remains determined to make it. This Metropolis School of the Performing Arts production features the fourth- thru eighthgrade Curtains Up! Campers. $7, $5/children 12 and under. Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights; 847-577-2121; metropolisarts.com. Sleeping Beauty Thru Aug. 18. The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences presents Marc Robin’s musical retelling of the Brothers Grimm tale. With stereotypes shattered, rules broken and quests aplenty, this musical is certain to surprise and delight. In a fanciful and far-off kingdom, the vengeful sorceress Magenta places a wicked curse on the beautiful Princess Amber. Only a kiss from her one true love can unlock the spell and wake this Sleeping Beauty before it is too late. $15 (group discounts available). 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire; 847-6345909; marriotttheatre.com. HERO Thru Aug. 19. The endearing musical follows Hero Batowski, a talented young artist living anything but a superhero life. After a lifechanging event during senior year in high school, Hero finds himself living with father Al, owner of the family comic book shop.

Louisiana-born Kenny Wayne Shepherd plays Lincolnshire’s Viper Alley on Aug. 11. After running into an old girlfriend and receiving encouragement from friends and family, Hero finally has the chance to realize his own dream. $40-$48 (Senior/student discounts and dinner packages available). Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire; 847-634-0200; marriotttheatre.com. Freud’s Last Session Thru Sept. 2. Legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud invites rising academic star C. S. Lewis to his home in London. Expecting to be called out for satirizing Freud in a recent book, Lewis realizes Freud has a much more significant agenda.

Suggested for ages 13 and up. $45-$59. $22/ students with valid ID. Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport, Chicago; 773-325-1700; mercurytheaterchicago.com. Lincoln Trio Sept. 23, 3pm. The Music Institute of Chicago kicks off its 2012-2013 Faculty and Guest Artist Series with the award-winning Lincoln Trio. Celebrating its tenth anniversary season, the trio is known for polished presentations of well-known chamber works as well as its ability to forge new paths with contemporary repertoire. $25, $15/seniors, $10/students. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston; 847-905-1500x108; musicinst.org.

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All around the world business and pleasure readers are using their Kindles and Nooks to read their favorite books. Since state governments and the federal government in the United States never thought it was their job to protect independent bookstores and let them thrive, they have crashed and burned. After all, America believes in free enterprise. But the French Vicki Gerson government has a different philosophy. France, approximately the size of Texas, boasts 2,500 bookstores. From 2003 to 2011, book sales in France increased by 6.5 percent. E-books account for only 1.8 percent of the general consumer publishing market, compared with 6.4 percent in the United States. How can this be? In the United States the free market reigns; in France it’s price fixing. Since 1981, the “Lang Law” – named after its promoter Jack Lang, the culture minister at the time – fixed prices for French-language books. Booksellers – even Amazon – may not discount books more than five percent below the publisher’s list price. Amazon won on one point. It has the right to provide free delivery. French publishers watched in horror as e-books ate away at the printed book market in the United States. The result... they successfully lobbied the government to fix prices for e-books. Now, publishers have the right to decide themselves the price of e-books. Any other discounting is forbidden. In addition to keeping the bookstore owners in business, there are government-financed institutions that offer grants and interest-free loans. People wanting to be bookstore owners know that without these grants and the fixed prices, their stores wouldn’t survive. Book publishers in the United States believe

that France is just delaying the inevitable, and sooner or later market forces will prevail. Despite the appeal of neighborhood bookstores, 13 percent of French books were bought on the Internet in 2011. In June, there was an agreement with Google and the French Publishers Association and Societe des Gens de Lettres (an authors’ group) allowing publishers to offer digital versions of their works for Google to sell. The French love their books. Many of the authors and the publishers’ association consider books to be “living things.” They believe books need to be respected and loved. A century ago, Americans may have had that same philosophy, but today actual paperback or hardcover books aren’t always loved or respected. Travel on an airplane or commuter train, or watch someone eating lunch and out comes their Kindle or Nook. In time, students in high school and college will be using text e-books. Whether this is good or bad for the future will be anyone’s guess. Yet, the popularity of e-books is not going to benefit small business people as it will be tougher for small bookstores to thrive in the United States. Few Americans want to see bookstores disappear entirely. There is still something to be said about walking into a bookstore, picking up the book and examining it in your hands. There is no law – nor will there ever be one – that will save bookstores in the United States. Americans have seen small bookstores and even large chains such as Borders go into bankruptcy. Technology rules. Hopefully, even if all the bookstores in the United States disappear entirely in the next few decades, libraries and their collection of books will survive. Vicki Gerson is president of Vicki Gerson & Associates, Inc. a Northbrook, Ill.-based web/print writing and public relations firm. For more information, visit her website at vickigerson.com, email writer@vickigerson. com or call 847-480-9087.

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