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encouraged to donate non-perishable food items for local food pantries. 30 Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire; 847-945-1550. Heartland Animal Shelter Golden Paw and A-cat-emy Awards Nov. 9, 7pm. The fundraiser gala features hosts Jeanne Sparrow and Melissa Forman from WCIU’s You & Me This Morning Show, who also emcee the Pet Pageant and Online Web Site Contest finale. Enjoy appetizer and dessert stations, as well as a silent auction with dozens of items for people and their pets. Black-tie optional. $85/person, $25/dog; $110/$50 at the door. Crowne Plaza ChicagoNorthbrook, 2875 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 847296-6400; Illinois Holocaust Museum Kristallnacht Program Nov. 9, 7-8pm. Mark the 75th anniversary of the November Pogrom with remarks from area dignitaries and religious, academic and community leaders. Featuring world-renowned cantors Albert Mizrahi and Benjamin Warschawski, performing with a choir. Registration required. 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie; 847-967-4800; Congregation BJBE Holiday Bazaar Nov. 10, 9am-3pm. Choose from jewelry, accessories, gifts and more. 1201 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield; 847-940-7575; North Suburban Synagogue Beth El Kristallnacht Program Nov. 10, 10am. Kristallnacht survivor Frank Stern, retired economist and speaker at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, discusses his experiences in Germany and how the events of World War I led to Kristallnacht. 1175 Sheridan Road, Highland Park; 847-432-8900;

November 2013 based tips and strategies to manage behaviors at home, work or in relationships. Glenview Police Building Community Meeting Room, 2500 E. Lake Ave.; 847-716-2252; Chicago Lighthouse Vision Rehab Center Lecture Nov. 12, 4-5pm. Dr. Stuart Richer, OD, PhD, FAAO presents “Aging and Nutrition: Successful Management Guidelines.” Learn about prolonging longevity and maintaining and improving visual health and function. Registration required. 222 Waukegan Road, Glenview; 847-510-2054; Korean Food Cooking Demo Classes Nov. 12 and 16, 5:30-7:30pm (Tue) and 11am-1pm (Sat). Korean food expert and author Ms. Younghee Woo demonstrates how to make popular Korean dishes, such as barbeque and Kimchi. Registration required. Korean Cultural Center of Chicago, 9930 Capitol Drive, Wheeling; “Women in the Know” Forum Series Nov. 14, 11:30am-1:30pm. Registered principal and financial advisor Amie Marks presents this series of free lunch forums, bringing area women together to discuss world issues, current events and more. Get an update on the U.S. healthcare system and taking control of your wellness. The Lake Forest Club, 554 N. Westmoreland Road; 708-524-9374; Congregation Beth Shalom Yom Tov Yummies Nov. 14, 12-1:30pm. Kids ages 4-6 and adults learn how to cook Chanukah “eats.” Chop, grate, peel, mix and create delicious holiday goodies. Adults cook to complement the kidfriendly recipes, but prepared in a more CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

St. Catherine Laboure Interactive Workshop Nov. 10, 12-1:30pm. Author Karen Skaliztky presents “On Mission with Christ in Family Relationships.” Learn to experience coming home with Christ, to ourselves and to each other. Refreshments provided. Free will offering. St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 3535 Thornwood Ave., Glenview; 847-998-4704; Type 1 Diabetes Lounge Diabetes Health Fair Nov. 10, 1:30-5pm. Visit a variety of product exhibitors and hear from guest speakers Gary Scheiner, owner of Integrated Diabetes Services, and Veronica Diaz. Learn about dealing with high blood sugars after meals and exercise management. $25 thru Nov. 8, $30 at the door. North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield; Financial Survival During Career Transition and the Holidays Nov. 11, 10:15am. Mar Sue Durrbeck of RFC addresses financial questions and concerns, making it easier to focus on the job search and manage the holiday season. $10/NM. Grove Cultural Campus, 40 E. Old Mill Road, Suite 105, Lake Forest; 847-295-5626; Highland Park Veterans Day Observance Nov. 11, 11am. Features representatives from the American Legion Post #145, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4737 and Jewish War Veterans #29. Members of the Highland Park High School Band perform, and the event takes place rain or shine. Memorial Park, 405 Prospect Ave.; NAMI – Cook County North Suburban Education Meeting Nov. 11, 7-8:30pm. Dale Davison, M.Sp. Ed. ACAC, Coach for Adults and Students, presents “Are You Affected by ADD/ ADHD?” Identify myths and learn evidence-

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CALENDAR, PAGE 4 elaborate way. Registration required. $10/M, $18/NM. 3433 Walters Ave., Northbrook; 847-498-4100; Congregation Beth Shalom Lecture Nov. 14, 8pm. Congregation Beth Shalom Israel Committee presents “Completing the Journey,� a lecture by Micha Feldmann. Feldmann is currently active in the immigration of Ethiopian Jews into Israel and author of “On Wings of Eagles: The Secret Operation of the Ethiopian Exodus.� 3433 Walters Ave., Northbrook; 847-498-4100; Glenview Theatre Guild Auditions Nov. 14 and 16, 6:30-9:30pm (Thu) and 12:30-4:30pm (Sat). Try out for Ken Ludwig’s comedy “Moon Over Buffalo.� Bring a monologue if you wish. All parts available in a wide range of ages. Callbacks take place Nov. 17 from 12:30-4:30pm. Walkins accepted as time permits. Glenview Park District Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave.; Leoleno Holiday Storytime Nov. 15, 3:30pm. The lovely angel “Christkind� visits for holiday storytime. 976 Green Bay Road, Winnetka; 847-446-1100; Benny’s Holiday Bazaar Nov. 16, 9am-3pm. Shop for unique gifts, created by kids in preschool thru high school. Proceeds support CROYA (Committee Representing our Young Adults) and Kinderhaven Preschool Academy. Featured are the CROYA Elves, gift wrapping station, music and a photo booth. CROYA, 400 Hastings Road, Lake Forest; 847-612-5567; Congregation Beth Judea Hanukkah Bazaar

Nov. 17, 9am-2:30pm. The Sisterhood of Congregation of Beth Judea’s annual bazaar features gifts under $15, toys for all ages, jewelry (including Israeli silver), and Judaica with an assortment of dreidels and menorot. Gift wrapping is available. Route 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove; 847-634-0777; Ethical Humanist Society Reptile Program Nov. 17, 10:30am. Dave DiNaso’s “Traveling World of Reptilesâ€? features individual snakes, frogs, alligators, turtles, and lizards. Safely touch the animals and learn to respect reptiles and the necessary role they play in the natural environment. Childcare is available. 7574 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie; 847-677-3334; Alliance Française du North Shore Open House Nov. 18, 12pm. Francophone non-members are invited to get acquainted with AFduNS at this open house and light lunch. Registration required by Nov. 12. Attendees are also invited to the 1pm cabaret-concert presentation with the $10 admission fee waived. CJE SeniorLife Parkinson’s Support Group Nov. 19, 7-8:30pm. This monthly class is for individuals involved in the care of someone with Parkinson’s. Learn about caregiving, meet others with similar challenges and learn to relieve stress and burnout. Led by social workers Nina Afremow, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. and Julie Katsman, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. Weinberg Community for Senior Living, Gidwitz Place, 1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield; 847-236-7853; Live From NY’s 92nd Street Y Nov. 19, 7pm. See a simulcast of 92nd Street Y’s educational and cultural programming. Featured is “The Tragedy and Triumph of Israelâ€? with Ari Shavit and David Remnick.

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Registration required. $10. Congregation Solel, 1301 Clavey Road, Highland Park; 847-433-3555; St. Demetrios Philoptochos Society Greek Food Fest Nov. 21 and 22, 11am-8pm. Enjoy an Athenian Kitchen and Bake Sale, lunch, dinner and take-out orders. St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1400 N. O’Plaine Road, Libertyville; 224-513-5530x2. The Inside Art and Wine Show Nov. 22-24. The winter juried art festival features gifts of art for home and holiday, along with a wine tasting presented by the Vinic Wine Company. $10 for wine tasting. Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Avenue West; Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Prevention Seminar Nov. 23, 8am-3:30pm. This Salvation Army PROMISE (Partnership to Rescue Minors from Sexual Exploitation) Program seminar trains participants to detect risk factors, identify and effectively engage victims and build skills necessary to serve youths affected by human trafficking. LPCs, LCPCs, LWSs and LCSWs earn six free CEU credits. Registration required by Nov. 15. $30 (includes training, materials, breakfast and lunch). Willow Creek Community Church – North Shore, 315 Waukegan Road, Northfield; 773-447-4100; Evanston Art Center Winter Arts and Crafts Expo Nov. 23-Dec. 22. The EAC presents the 11th annual expo, featuring one-of-a-kind pieces by more than 110 selected artisans. A preview party takes place from 6-9pm Nov. 22 ($30-$35). Proceeds benefit EAC exhibitions, education and outreach programs. 2603 Sheridan Road; 847-475-5300; Chabad Northbrook Pre-Chanukah Menorah Workshop Nov. 24, 1-4pm. Families are invited to join this interactive workshop. Participants receive a free workers apron and then craft their own unique Menorah from wood and a host of other supplies. Meet Judah Maccabee and enjoy Chanukah refreshments. Registration encouraged. Home Depot, 655 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield; 847-564-8770; Our Lady of Perpetual Help Album Release Concert Nov. 24, 3pm. Pianist and Music Director Russell Stern presents music from his new album, available at the event. 1775 Grove St. Glenview; 847-729-1525; ComboSingles Social Bowling Nov. 24, 6pm. Join ComboSingles for a night of socializing and bowling. All singles welcome. Bowling begins at 6:45pm. $20/bowling and shoes, $10/socializing (no bowling). Brunswick Zone, 10 S. Waukegan Road, Deerfield; 847-757-1299; Northlight Theatre Chicago Bears Literary Event Nov. 25, 7pm. Executive Director Tim Evans and Artistic Director BJ Jones announce a special event with author Rich Cohen, celebrating his new release “Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football.� Registration recommended. $10 suggested donation at the door. 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; Northbrook Community Synagogue Hanukkah Celebration Dec. 1, 4-6:30pm. The annual Hanukkah party features a magician, klezmer band, CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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Beethoven’s Beautiful Romances for Violin Nov. 15, 10-11:30am. Eager to make his name in Vienna, Beethoven composed two masterpieces: the romances for violin and orchestra. Jim Kendros explores these works – played by world-class violinist Gil Shaham – sharing the rondo form, orchestral techniques and more. $9/M, $11/NM. Beautiful Songs to be Thankful For Nov. 18, 1-2:30pm. Inspired by the Thanksgiving season, Jim Kendros performs a mini-concert on some of his rare instruments. Enjoy classic songs in an enchanting new way. $8/M, $10/NM. Morton Grove Campus Belgium and the Netherlands: Lands of Beauty Nov. 18, 1-2:30pm. Robert Burton, Oakton Community College Professor Emeritus of Communications, and wife Cora present this picturesque journey. Travel from Brussels, the heart of the European Union, to Amsterdam, the “Venice of the North,” with informative stops along the way. $9/M, $11/NM. Log On for Bridge Nov. 20, 10am-12pm. Vered Klinghofer introduces you to the Internet bridge site Bridge Base Online. Learn the game, play casually or compete in tournaments, and watch live broadcasts. Log on to live games in class. $15/M, $20/NM. Book Review – “Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot” Nov. 21, 1-2:30pm. Elise Ginsparg presents the highlights of the event as presented in Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s book, including the backgrounds of both killer and victim. $8/M, $10/NM. Morton Grove Campus Global Developments: The Past in the Present Nov. 22-Dec. 13, 10-11:30am (Fri). Arthur

Take part in Thanksgiving-inspired activities and programs this month at the NSSC. Cyr places current and recent developments in international relations in historical context. Philosophy and religion are integrated with the concepts of economics, history and political science. No class Nov. 29. $30/M, $36/NM. Silver Screen Seniors in the Movies Nov. 22, 1-2:30pm. Steve Frenzel presents wonderful anecdotes of beloved actors built to last, such as Sean Connery, Shirley MacLaine and Margaret Rutherford. $10/M, $12/NM. Gathered Around the Table Nov. 25, 10-11:30am. In honor of the upcoming holiday season, art historian Jeff Mishur discusses works of art that represent gatherings of friends and families. Features works by Leonardo, van Gogh, Rockwell and others. $10/M, $12/NM.

American Politics 2014 Nov. 26-Dec. 17, 1-2:30pm (Tue). Jim Kenney tries to sketch the broad outlines of next year’s American political scene. Discuss what’s in store for the two political parties and look ahead to the midterm elections. $40/M, $48/NM. TRIPS Renaissance of the Arts in Bridgeport II Nov. 15, 3:30-11pm. NSSC Art Gallery curator Mary Krebs Smyth is the docent for this visit to the Bridgeport Art Center, located in the former Spiegel Catalog Warehouse and now home to many artist studios, designers and a gallery. Go on to the Zhou B Art Center and enjoy dinner at the Polo Café. $85/M, $99/NM. Departs from Northfield North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Road, Northfield; 847-784-6030; CALENDAR, PAGE 5

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+ Nov. 25, 12:30pm – “Lincoln in Film” + Dec. 2, 12:30pm – “The Christmas Songbook of America” + Dec. 16, 12:30pm – “Looking Back on the Year”

Deerfield Park District FAMILY Deerfield Family Theater’s “The Secret Garden” Nov. 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17, 7:30pm (Fri and Sat), 1pm (Sat) and 2pm (Sun). Adapted from the beloved book, the story of “The Secret Garden” is one of hope, love, fear and redemption. Tickets available at the door as space allows. $18. Caruso Middle School, 1801 Montgomery;

Dominick’s “Be Well” Lecture Series Nov. 20, 1pm. Discuss going gluten-free and celiac disease. Registration required. Looking at Modern Art Led by art educator Debra Levie. Registration required at least one week in advance. $10/M, $12/NM. + Nov. 22, 10:30am-12pm – The Art of Caillebott + Dec. 6, 10:30am-12pm – The Art of Seurat + Dec. 20, 10:30am-12pm – The Art of Whistler

Mother-Daughter Cookie Night Nov. 15, 6:30-8pm. Pastry chef Kelly leads participants in decorating cookies and baking specialty items. Enjoy “baking games” and refreshments. Ages 4-8 and moms/significant adults. Café at Sachs Recreation Center

Friday with Friends Nov. 22, 12-1:30pm. Actor/writer Barry Chessick presents “Maxwell Street Memories,” his personal story of growing up in Chicago. Enjoy a lunch of hot dogs, chips and soda, along with a piano performance by Ed Barth. $8/M, $10/NM.

Parent-Tot Classes The Park District offers classes in art, swimming, sports, yoga, music and more – along with other classes for toddlers, preschoolers and pre-K boys and girls. Preschool program tours are also available for parents. Visit online for complete info.

Children are invited to enjoy the Sachs Recreation Center’s new outdoor play area. Engraved Nameplates Nameplates may be ordered for new plaques to be displayed at Sachs Recreation Center. Honor an athlete, coach, friend or family member; celebrate a birthday or other occasion; or show your community support. $50/nameplate. CHILDREN Fall School Days Out Trips and Extended Care Trips range from 8am-6pm. Extended care available. Registration required. All pickups and drop-offs take place at Jewett Park Community Center. For boys and girls in grades K-8. + Nov. 11 – Swim/Gym and More + Nov. 26 – Museum of Science and Industry + Nov. 27 – Legoland Boys and Girls Babysitting Clinic Nov. 16 and 23, 1-4pm. Colleen Mazzetta teaches students to prepare for the responsibilities of babysitting and child care. Topics include first aid, safety in the home, handling an emergency, the needs of the children, recreation and craft ideas, and infant care. Students attending all sessions and successfully completing the course receive a Safe Sitter Certificate. Ages 11-14. Jewett Park Community Center ADULTS Digital Ads Program Local businesses interested in extra exposure may sign up for the Park District’s Digital Ads program. Ads appear on large, digital display monitors, located in high-traffic areas upstairs and downstairs at the Jewett Park Community Center and along the main hall at the Patty Turner Center. Each ad is shown at


least 50 times daily, for 15 seconds at a time. Proceeds benefit the Park Foundation’s Grants-In-Aid program. A graphic artist is available to create ads, or businesses may create and submit their own for a lower cost. Contact or email the Park District directly for detailed info. 836 Jewett Park Drive; 847-945-0650;

Patty Turner Center Free Movie Thursdays 1-3pm. Enjoy a complimentary movie, hot popcorn and cold refreshments. Films are projected on the large screen – all with subtitles. + Nov. 7 – “The Straight Story” + Nov. 14 – “Strangers in Good Company” + Nov. 21 – “Finding Forrester” + Dec. 12 – “The Bishop’s Wife”

provided by Chef Jennifer Noone. $8/M, $12/NM. Opera in Pop Culture Presented in a two-part series format by opera enthusiast Bob Levi. Register for one or both sessions. $10/M, $12/NM. + Nov. 13, 1:30-2:30pm – Puccini’s “La Boheme” and “Turandot” + Dec. 11, 1:30-2:30pm – Verde’s “La Traviata” AARP Fall Driver Safety Program Nov. 14 and 15, 9am-1pm. Registration required. $12/AARP members, $14/NM. Sketching and Drawing Classes Nov. 16 and Dec. 21, 9:30-11am. Artist/ teacher Mary Ann Phelan introduces adult art students to the basic concepts of sketching, line, contour drawing, texture, perspective and form. Work at your own pace in an intimate classroom setting. $7/M, $10/NM.

Men’s Club Tuesdays 8:45am. Guests of members welcome. + Nov. 12 – “Who Killed JFK” with Barry Bradford + Nov. 19 – “From Story to Book” with Sue Baugh + Nov. 26 – “Workings in the 10th Distritct” with Bill Schneider + Dec. 3 – “German: Post-Election Review” with Anette Isaacs

Saturday International Comedy Classics Film Series Saturdays, 11am-1:30pm. Join film expert Reid Schultz for screenings and engaging discussion. Registration required one week prior to each session. Register for one or all films. $8/M, $12/NM. + Nov. 16, “Divorce, Italian Style” + Dec. 21, “Dr. Strangelove”

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Member’s Winter Dinner Dance Dec. 5, 5:30-8pm. The event features an atrium reception, dinner buffet by Hel’s Kitchen Northbrook and dance music from Eddie Harrison and “Paris Swing.” $20/M, $30/NM. Friday Flicks Movie Reels with Barry Bradford + Dec. 6, 12:30pm – “Lincoln: the Movie” + Dec. 13, 12:30pm – “Lincoln in Illinois” Winter Concert Dec. 8, 2pm. Enjoy a performance by the Deerfield Community Band. Table Tennis Tuesdays and Fridays, 1pm. Adults 50 and up are invited to enjoy friendly and/or invigorating weekly games of table tennis year-round at the Patty Turner Center. Nonmembers can play for one trial session. Visit online for complete info. ACES: Caregiver Education and Support Second and fourth Wednesday, 1-2:15pm. ACES is a group of spouses and adult children who gather for valuable information on relevant topics, leads on resources and to share concerns and tips with other caregivers. SHIP Counseling Service SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program) is a counseling service sponsored by the Illinois Department on Aging. Expert help is provided by trained volunteers on issues related to Medicare, including assistance with sorting out claims, selecting a supplement policy, evaluating Part D plans and more. Registration required. 375 Elm St.; 847-940-4010;

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November School Days Out Trips for students in Grades K-8 include: Gym and Swim activities at Sachs Rec. Center (Mon., Nov. 11); Trip to Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry (Tues., Nov. 26); and Legoland, Schaumburg (Wednesday, Nov. 27). Extended care options available. [Note: For Kindergarten-age students, activities are offered at Jewett Park Community Center on Nov., 11, 26, with extended care options available].

Sachs Recreation Center is OPEN TO ALL on Thanksgiving morning for the 4th Annual “Earn Your Bird” family-friendly event! Activities run from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Adults may enjoy special classes on November 28 too – and on ‘Black Friday,’ November 29. Visit or call 847-572-2600 for details.


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Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Father The loss of a parent can be difficult for a child at any age. Young children and adolescents appear to be particularly impacted by this loss as new research suggests that children in families that experience the sudden loss of a parent are three times more likely to develop mental health issues, including depression and post-traumatic disorder Dr. Michael Clatch stress (PTSD). The loss of a parent brings to light a host of emotions and concerns as children attempt to navigate their lives without the support and love of a person that was once essential to their wellbeing. Although the loss of either parent can bring to the surface a host of emotional issues, the loss of a father in the family can create considerable emotional upheaval for the child. Fathers are typically viewed as integral to the stability of the family. In traditional homemaker-breadwinner families – in which fathers are primarily responsible for the financial security of the family – loss can create anxiety about finances and the family’s economic future. This emotional and financial insecurity can create considerable distress for the child. Death of a father can also prompt concern about the health of the surviving mother. Children that viewed their fathers as strong and healthy may develop anxiety about their mother’s wellbeing and her ability to provide and support the family without their father. For sons that experience the loss of a father,

the emotional turmoil that occurs can go much deeper. Young sons may feel as if they did not have the time needed to connect with their father, to learn what they had to teach. Adolescent males may have abandoned their fathers in search of more exciting experiences outside of the home. Failure of fathers and sons to connect can leave a lingering sense of loss. Additionally, concerns about what has been lost as a result of the father’s death may create anxiety for the son as he transitions into adulthood and fatherhood. In short, the loss of a father can have a profound impact on the son: one that spans the entire scope of the child’s lifespan. For sons with strong relationships with their fathers, death can mean a deep loss that results in the onset of anger and frustration. Sons may become angry because such an important person has been taken from them. They may not understand why someone so special would die and this confusion may culminate in confusion and resentment. The loss may further disenfranchise the son from other family members including siblings and his mother. Unfortunately, this loss may also bring about changes in mental health including the onset of depression. Thus, a loss such as this in adolescence can have profound implications for the son as he matures. Because the loss of a father can have such a significant impact on the child’s sense of security and wellbeing, surviving mothers must be aware of the potential issues that their children – in particular their sons – may face. Helping children navigate the complexity of grief requires patience and love. Mothers must recognize that children will grieve in their own way and that the support provided to the child must be responsive to the child’s needs. Focusing on the needs of

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have implications that may impact the child across the entire lifespan. Understanding these challenges and recognizing the vulnerability felt by children in the wake of such a loss will be helpful in identifying needs and providing supports for the child that are both meaningful and purposeful. Dr. Clatch practices at the Courage to Connect Therapeutic Center, 2400 Ravine Way, Suite 600, Glenview. For more info, call 847-347-5757 or visit

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the child in responding to this tragedy will ensure that the child acquires a sense of security in that his or her emotional needs are being met. Building communication is also necessary so that mothers can evaluate the health of their children and seek professional help if it is needed. Unfortunately, current statistics indicate that four percent of all children in the United States will experience the unexpected loss of a parent before the age of 18. While the loss of a parent can be devastating, the loss of a father can carry with it unique challenges, especially for sons. The loss of a father will

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1. In early October, Snap-on Incorporated hosted its initial “solo” Honor Flight for the company’s associates and franchisees that served in World War II, Korean and Vietnam wars. Snap-on is the first company to partner with Honor Flight Network to send its own military veterans to visit the Washington D.C. memorials erected in their honor. Among the honored group of 25 veterans from 13 states was Hy Weiner of Northbrook (pictured at left).

3. On Oct. 7, Lake Forest’s Paul C. Krouse and his wife Ann, along with their four children and eight grandchildren, received the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s first National Leadership Award for more than 20 years of leadership and philanthropy. Presented at the annual luncheon in Chicago, the award recognizes outstanding individuals for their exceptional contribution to advance the Museum’s mission and vision.

2. Dr. Alfred Soffer, resident of Vi at The Glen retirement community in Glenview, was recognized in October as the first Giant in Pulmonary Medicine for his significant contributions to the field. Alfred Soffer, MD, Master FCCP, served as Editor of CHEST Journal for 25 years from 1968 to 1993, and led the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) as its Executive Director for 23 years from 1969 to 1992.

4. On Sept. 21, North Shore Senior Center hosted its first-ever Cultural Carousel Benefit, in homage to the diverse people who help make it a unique and welcoming community resource. Donors and attendees helped raise more than $176,000. All proceeds support NSSC Social Services and the House of Welcome Adult Day Services. The event featured live music, multi-ethnic cuisine and more.

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Taking a Bite of the Big Apple – New York, New York! I’ve had family in New York for many years, but this is the first time I’ve actually spent a weekend in the city. All I can say is “Wow” – what an exciting, walkable, delicious international metropolis! Where to begin? They say location is everything, and I discovered the Omni Berkshire Place has it all. Located on the Upper East Mira Temkin Side in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Omni is steps away from Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Broadway Theatre and Times Square. Combing the latest technology with contemporary décor, this luxury hotel is like an oasis in the city. Staying at the Omni made our getaway convenient, relaxing and so much richer as we could walk everywhere and didn’t miss a thing. Catering to families, the Omni has recently introduced a unique program for teens, with their interests at heart. “Teen Connect” is directed by Larissa Horn, who recommends activities they’ll love. “Whether it’s burgers at Shake Shack, Mom and Daughter Makeover at Bloomingdale’s or skateboarding through Central Park, I give them an insider’s look at activities, restaurants and attractions specifically for them,” says Horn. “They can text me, email, or chat via Twitter/Facebook. We’ve got great holiday shopping programs coming up.” Teen Connect is also available at other Omni destinations. If you’ve got a teen in

tow, this program will ensure everyone has a great time. 1-800-TheOmni; Save with a City Pass from NYCGo! Before you head out to see the sights, stop at the official NYC Information Center to buy your New York City Pass, which will save you money on popular attractions. There are four different passes for a variety of experiences. We opted for the New York CityPass, with entry to the Empire State Observatory, Top of the Rock, Guggenheim Museum and more. 820 Seventh Ave.; Circling the Hudson River As part of our New York CityPass, we took a glorious 90-minute boat ride along the Hudson with Circle Line Cruises. We sailed past the Statue of Liberty, the rising Freedom Tower, Wall Street and more. It’s a wonderful way to take in all of the city’s famous sights and see where you want to explore next. Tastes of a Foodie Town New York City is a gastronomic delight with every cuisine imaginable – here are a few ideas. Ellen’s Stardust Diner features yummy diner food and a singing waitstaff in the heart of Times Square. We loved watching the soon-to-be-stars as well as authentic 1950s TV. We just had to return to Carnegie Deli, with matzo balls the size of cantaloupes and corned beef sandwiches as tall as Freedom Tower. There was more than enough to tote back for a midnight snack. Tommy Bahama is a newbie to the Manhattan dining scene, offering a dazzling menu of fresh seafood and exotic drinks. Hunker down and eat, drink, shop!


See the New York skyline from the Hudson River with Circle Line Cruises. Ground Zero – A Somber Reminder No trip to NYC is complete without seeing the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. My daughter has been there three times, and says it’s always different as they continue building. While the outdoor monuments are complete, they’re still working on the adjacent museum. To me, the thundering waterfalls represent the towers falling and millions of tears shed. A free time reservation is recommended to get through the line faster. More than a Weekend’s Worth of Fun For theatre discounts, go to TKTS for sameday tickets to Broadway/Off Broadway shows. SideTour offers unique experiences

like Unearthed Ghost Stories and Hidden Secrets of Central Park. Want to see a free taping of popular TV shows? Request tickets in advance, but some shows offer standby tickets. Loaded down with goodies from street vendors and stylish new duds, I got a taste of the Big Apple in just a New York minute! Mira Temkin is a Highland Park-based freelance writer whose articles have appeared in the 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. Reach her at


Pressed for Gift Ideas this Holiday Season? Once again, it’s the beginning of the holiday season. I’ve done a ton of “holiday” recipes in the past, so this time I’m offering a great gift idea for foodies. I got one for my birthday last month, and I have to admit… I’m addicted to it. You’d think that as a Chef, I would have had one already, but this is my first. I speak of the one and only, highly underrated panini press! It truly is an Chef Kim Bisk amazingly helpful device. You of course can grill with it, or press your sandwiches for a crispy crust. But did you know that most of them open up so both sides lay flat, and you can also do pancakes on them? I’m not endorsing any particular device, so do your research and talk with friends before buying. Email me if you want to know which one I have. I’m not leaving you without a recipe, so here’s an easy, yummy sandwich to try with your new press. This is definitely a sandwich for “grown-ups” – keep reading to see why. Beer and Chicken Sandwich 2 chicken breasts (slice in half to make thin) 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp garlic 1 bottle of lemon-flavored beer (like a shandy) 2 tbsp mayo 2 tsp dijon mustard ¼ tsp rosemary ¼ tsp thyme

¼ tbsp chopped parsley 4 ea ciabatta bread 4 leaves romaine lettuce 1 tomato (sliced thin) 4 slices provolone cheese 4 slices cooked bacon [1] Make a paste with the salt, pepper, garlic and olive oil. [2] Rub chicken breasts with paste. [3] Place in a bowl and cover with beer. [4] Marinate for at least one hour. Overnight is better. [5] Heat your panini press. [6] Mix the remaining ingredients, with the exception of the bread, lettuce, tomato and cheese. Set aside. [7] Drain chicken and pat dry. [8] Place chicken on Panini press and close lid. [9] Cook for about four minutes, or until chicken is done. [10] Spread the mayo mix on bread. Place lettuce and tomato on top. [11] Add cooked chicken bread and cheese. [12] Cover with other half of bread. [13] Turn your panini maker to “sear.” Grill entire sandwich until crispy. Chef Kim Bisk and her husband Ellory own and operate Kim & Ellory’s Kitchen, a personal chef and catering service for northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Visit them online at

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School Happenings French School Children Begin a Year of World Travel This year at The French School in Winnetka, the Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten are taking part in a special yearly theme called, “Autour du Monde” (Around the World). The annual project was implemented nine years ago by school director Maria Kurt, as an opportunity for the French School children to explore the history and culture of countries around the world. France is the first destination for the French School students, and the classroom transformation is already underway. The Junior Kindergarten began their journey with an imaginary flight to France, where they strolled through a French marketplace while listening to French music. The students also studied the construction of the Eiffel Tower and used their newfound knowledge to create a 3D Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe to decorate the classroom. The Kindergarten class is also transforming their classroom into a picture of France. Children decorated the classroom with paintings of the Cote d’Azur (French Riviera), with its beautiful beaches and quiet villages. They then visited Paris and constructed their own Eiffel Tower, now displayed on the classroom wall. Two Walks, One Fundraiser Take Place at Wescott School Students at Wescott School in Northbrook hit the ground walking to school Oct. 9 in honor of International Walk to School Day. Wescott’s crossing guards were also recognized for keeping students safe every day of the school year. On the same day, Walk for Wescott took place as part of an extended physical education class. All students had the opportunity to raise money through pledges and take part in the walk to help support the school’s special projects. Students from each grade level walked around Wescott Park with staff members for a designated hour throughout the day. Springman Assistant Principal Excels Allyson Thorne, Assistant Principal at Springman Middle School in Glenview, was recognized by state education officials Oct. 19 and presented with the “Those Who Excel Award” at the 39th annual banquet. Local school district leaders and community members nominate candidates, with the winners then chosen by a committee of peers. Thorne received the highest award level of Excellence, and was selected along with 45 other educators statewide.

Rockland School Intramural Floor Hockey Starting in November, fourth and fifth graders at Rockland School in Libertyville are playing intramural Floor Hockey from 7:05-8:05am Tuesdays and Thursdays. Fourth graders meet Nov. 12 and 19, Dec. 3 and 10, and fifth graders meet Nov. 14 and 21, Dec. 5 and 12. In April, fourth and fifth graders may sign up for intramural volleyball. “Intramurals are a great way for Rockland students to start their day off with some fun activities,” said physical education teacher Mike Kolar. “Students learn important skills and practice them in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.” District 34 Parenting Seminar Parents in Partnership is designed to provide parenting tips, strategies and information. Free to parents living in District 34, the seminar takes place at 8am Nov. 16 at Attea Middle School, 2500 Chestnut Ave., Glenview. A continental breakfast is provided. This year’s theme is “What All Children Want Their Parents To Know: Keys To Being A Successful Parent.” For complete info, visit East Lake Academy Cross Country The middle school cross country team at East Lake Academy in Lake Forest recently wrapped up their second season, participating in several local meets this fall. One of the most notable was the 2013 Hawthorne Cross Country Invite at Vernon Hills High School, featuring 26 teams and 1,000 runners. “What a great opportunity for our team to participate in such a large, competitive event,” said Coach Sandy Burkett. Top scorers in the meet were running two miles in eleven minutes. The East Lake team worked hard this season to build on their first year and improve.

Fine Art of Fiber Returns to Glencoe Nov. 7-10 Mary Carmen Olvera Trejo of Cuetzalan, Mexico and artist Miguel Diaz Guerrero of Popotohuilco return to the Fine Art of Fiber 2013 – held Nov. 7-10 at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe – to present a seminar on Nahuatl Customs and Textiles. The event features many reference photographs of the paintings of Miguel Diaz Guerrero and Wilmette Arts Guild photographer Laura Rodriguez to understand these textiles in context. After her 1pm talk on Nov. 9, Mary Carmen presents wigs and costumes for “dress up,” as well as picture opportunities for you in costume that are emailed to your home in jpeg format. Nahuatl weaver Pedro Concepcion brings his shoulder loom and demonstrates Nahuatl techniques of weaving throughout the fourday event. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to go back in time and experience a fascinating indigenous culture that is quickly disappearing. Mary Carmen, Miguel and Pedro continue on to other demonstrations at Ceja Vineyards in Napa Valley and Frank

Bette Cultural Center in Alameda, California. A grant from the Wilmette Arts Guild makes this effort to preserve this unique culture possible. For complete information, visit online at or

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Age: 4½ years Breed: Domestic Shorthair Mix Gender: Male My Story: This handsome boy came to Heartland from a rescue group. Boone’s motto is, “To know me is to love me!” Very easygoing, he would be happiest in a home without dogs or small children. Come in and introduce yourself to Boone today. Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook; 847-296-6400;


Age: 9 years Breed: Labrador Mix Gender: Male My Story: Keini is playful and smart. He’ll sit nicely and give you paw in exchange for treats. He is a very inquisitive guy – eager to please and lots of fun. Keini would make a great companion. Stop by Orphans of the Stom soon and get acquainted! Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter, 2200 Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods; 847-945-0235;

We’ve Come Home to Deerfield At the end of June we closed the store in Lincolnshire when we had the opportunity to move to Deerfield Square. I’m proud to be a local merchant in the town where I lived for 40 years. Deerfield is where I sent my children to school, attend religious services, pay taxes and shop. We now have our business, Robert Vance Ltd, in this great community. Robert Vance Ltd has offered modern men’s apparel since 1973 with the best of the classic collections of “off the rack”, custom clothing and sportswear. We have now added great new younger collections for our next generation of customers. We take pride in offering the best merchandise, tailoring and service from our experienced and knowledgeable staff. We welcome all our neighbors, friends and the friends we haven’t met yet to our new store in Deerfield Square. Respectfully, Jack Shniderman

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November 2013

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The holiday season is significant for a variety of reasons. In addition to its religious significance, the holiday season is when many retailers enjoy their greatest successes. To understand just how much business Christmas and Chanukah can bring in, consider the following figures. 20: The percentage of annual sales jewelry stores indicate are made during the month of December. 150,205: The number of clothing and accessories stores open in the United States as of 2009. 27.2: The amount – in billions of dollars – spent during the December 2010 holiday retail season. 983: The amount – in millions – of Christmas tree ornaments imported from China between January and September 2011. 34.87: The average cost of real Christmas trees as of 2011 – artificial trees sell for an average of $70.55. 4.0: The percentage the National Retail Federation expects retail sales to increase this year. 2012: The year when holiday retail sales were the weakest since 2008. According to MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse, sales in the last two months of 2012 increased by just 0.7 percent from the previous year. Some financial analysts blamed Hurricane Sandy – the epic storm causing billions of dollars in damage along the eastern coast of the United States – for the small increase in consumer spending. 24: The percentage of U.S. retail sales made by only the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states. 8.4: The percentage growth of online sales from 2011 to 2012. Online sales generally make up about 10 percent of total holiday business. 70: The number – in millions – of poinsettia plants sold in the United States each year. 107,000: The projected cost – adjusted for inflation – of all of the gifts in “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” 74: The percentage of adults who say the female head of the household is most likely to wrap all of the family’s gifts. 3: The number of years a store-bought Christmas fruitcake can be kept fresh if refrigerated.


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Thanksgivukkah: The Best Holiday of All Time On Nov. 28, 2013 – for the first and only time in any of our lifetimes – the first day of Hanukkah falls on the same day as Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving + Hanukkah = Thanksgivukkah! This holiday won’t happen again for 70,000 years – no exaggeration. This historic confluence between the Hebrew and Gregorian calendars is an amazing opportunity to celebrate the Jewish-American experience. We can be thankful for the ways religious freedom makes America great for all of us. Here are two recipes to help celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime holiday. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pastrami Ingredients: Pickled Onions 1 medium red onion, finely diced 2 cups rice wine vinegar ½ cup sugar ¼ cup salt Brussels Sprouts ¼ cup unsalted butter (½ stick) ½ lb. deli pastrami, thinly sliced 5 lbs. Brussels sprouts, halved 1 tsp kosher salt Fresh ground pepper to taste Directions: Pickled Onions: Bring rice wine vinegar to a boil in a small saucepan. Add sugar and salt, and stir until dissolved. Turn off heat and let mixture cool for about five minutes. Put diced onion in a large heatproof container, and pour vinegar mixture over. When mixture is room temperature, refrigerate for at least a day. Brussels Sprouts: Preheat oven to 425°F. Cut pastrami into strips roughly ¼ inch wide and two inches long.

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The holiday season encompasses several weeks of frenetic activity, as men and women look to juggle abnormally busy social schedules with holiday shopping. While you might not be able to add hours to the day, there are certain measures anyone can take to make the hustle and bustle of the holiday season more efficient. Shopping swallows up a significant amount of time come the holiday season. According to the latest Consumer Reports Holiday Shopping Poll, the average person will spend 15 hours shopping for presents. Women tend to spend twice as long as men in stores and online, with women logging 20 hours of holiday shopping compared to the 10 hours the average male spends shopping for holiday gifts. Making the most of holiday shopping trips can free up moments and reduce overall stress during the holidays.

according to the stores that cater to these items. For example, if your list mentions bedding for a new college student’s dorm room, curtains for an aunt and a set of beach towels for a friend who will be doing some post-holiday travel, group these purchases together and head to a bed-and-bath store. Such a plan in place can greatly cut down on your time spent shopping. Shop off-hours Consumer Reports says shoppers expect to wait in store checkout lines for an average of three-and-a-half to four hours this holiday season. Avoiding such situations can save you a significant amount of time, so shop during off-peak hours when you won’t be elbow-toelbow with fellow shoppers. Take advantage of stores’ extended hours and shop later in the evening, when parents and their children will likely be preparing for bed and not waiting in line at the mall. Some retailers entice shoppers with early bird specials and open their doors very early, so shoppers looking to save time can make an effort to be the first person at the door when the store opens. If you must shop during a lunch hour, shop online where crowds are never a concern.

Condense your gift list How much time you spend on holiday shopping depends largely on the number of people on your gift list. Shortening that list can save time and money. This may be the year for adults to collectively decide to forego exchanging gifts in lieu of devoting more funds toward gifts for youngsters. Distant friends may no longer need to feel obligated to buy presents for one another. Opting to do a “Secret Santa” or another grab-bag style gift exchange can reduce the number of gifts you need to buy, saving time along the way. Keep a spreadsheet of your shopping list stored on your computer or smartphone so it can be easily modified year-to-year. Create a shopping strategy Millions of shoppers flock to stores on Black Friday to take advantage of doorbuster deals, and some even get all of their holiday


Split up the shopping Spouses, family members and even friends can pool their shopping time and help others by tackling some of their purchases. Dividing the work shortens the time spent in stores, and a third party may have a keen eye to a deal or a unique gift when he or she is emotionally removed from the purchase. shopping finished on this one afternoon. Others prefer to divide and conquer over a few weeks. Decide how you would like to economize your shopping so you won’t be


traveling from store to store wasting precious time. Organize your shopping list into certain categories, then match up those categories

The average person finds time is of the essence come the holiday season. Prioritizing and economizing shopping is one way to make the season less hectic.


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Happ Inn Turns Out Happy Diners The Happ Inn Bar & Grill in Northfield may be experiencing an identity issue of sorts. Is this a restaurant, pub, sports bar, tavern, bistro, microbrewery, or what? It doesn’t seem to matter. The steady flow of folks who flock here for lunch, dinner, snacks and/or drinks don’t really care what you call it, as long as it remains a warm, friendly neighborhood Chuck Pecoraro kind of place with reliable food, sociable staff and reasonable prices. The “We’re glad to see you” attitude was turned on four years ago, when respected restaurateur Carlos Nieto took over what had been a succession of flops in what had evolved into a strip center jinx location for eateries. Nieto, whose other properties – Carlos and Central Cafe in Highland Park – have been acclaimed by customers and critics alike, initiated a complete makeover. Atmosphere, food quality and hospitality were amped up as the previous Wisconsin supper club profile was succeeded by a contemporary vibe more in tune with North Shore sensibilities. The four-room, 225-seat interior expresses a cool urban demeanor with dark colors and furnishings, exposed brick, whimsical artwork and servers attired in black. When the house is packed and everyone is chattering at once, it gets loud, but not enough to drown

out conversation. As casual and cordial as the ambiance is, the fare is by and large what makes Happ Inn patrons happy. Commander-in-Chef is Freddy Sanchez, who cooked for high-end establishments before coming to this kitchen. His menu is a relatively brief balance of starters, salads, burgers, seafood, Mexican dishes and other comfort eats, including gluten-free choices. Components are fresh, flavors abound and presentation is attractive. For those who don’t prefer their appetizers fried, there’s Freddy’s Famous Guacamole. It’s freshly mixed in-house with mashed avocado, pico de gallo, easy touch of spices, served in a rugged stone bowl with tortilla chips. The refreshing flavor with each scoop of the smooth green dip makes it ideal for sharing. The Italians call it pizza, but here it’s known as flatbread. Of the three listed, the most spirited is the Spinach and Goat Cheese – thin, crisp crust topped with roasted garlic, slivers of sun-dried tomatoes, chucks of mild cheese and fresh spinach. Baked in a woodburning oven, it hits the spot as an appetizer, nosh or entree. The same applies to the Salmon Nicoise salad, a tasty tossing of field greens, green beans, tomatoes, potatoes, egg and olives uplifted with herb vinaigrette and intriguing soy-lime aioli, over a slab of roasted, herbcrusted salmon. Happ’s hamburgers are the real deal. Pick of the pack is the Sunrise, a half-pound mound of USDA prime, grass-fed chopped beef embellished with shaved ham, cheddar cheese, bacon, onion, fried egg and – for extra zip – splash of high-octane Tabasco sauce, in

Freshly mixed in-house, Freddy’s Famous Guacamole makes a great appetizer. between a toasted English muffin. General Happ’s Fried Chicken rates a salute. The chicken is more broasted than fried, resulting in a slightly crunchy half bird that’s tender, moist and accompanied by creamy coleslaw and fries. Appetites that lean south of the border are appeased with well-executed renditions of Camarones al Carbon (grilled jumbo shrimp in sweet garlic-olive oil sauce), Tilapia Tacos (blackened with chipotle mayo and Mexican rice) and Chicken Enchiladas. For dessert, the Bent Fork Chocolate Cake is two layers of lusciousness, while the Lemon Pound Cake is rather ordinary. Manager Travis Binns refines the liquid assets with a dozen or so unique craft beers and a prolific international wine portfolio.

Service is alert and attentive. For a limited time, anyone who presents or mentions this article is entitled to a complimentary dessert (one per couple). The Happ Inn Bar & Grill, 305 Happ Road, Northfield; 847-784-9200; Entrees: $14-$25 Burgers and sandwiches: $12-$16 Starters, salads, soups, desserts: $4-$17 Kids menu: $8. Tidbits: Open daily for lunch and dinner. Takeouts and catering. Banquets for up to 90. Parking lot. Contact restaurant/food writer Chuck Pecoraro at


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MOVIE 1. Lady Sings the Blues 2. Carrie 3. Kramer vs. Kramer 4. The Goodbye Girl 5. Sleeper 6. The Electric Horseman 7. Dog Day Afternoon

8. Jaws 9. Network 10. Coming Home 11. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 12. The Getaway 13. The Turning Point

a. Roy Scheider b. Jack Nicholson c. Carol Burnett d. Richard Dreyfuss e. Steve McQueen f. Faye Dunaway

g. Burt Reynolds h. Dustin Hoffman i. Alan Alda j. Jane Fonda k. Diane Keaton l. Tatum O’Neal

14. Pete ‘n’ Tillie 15. Shamus 16. Same Time, Next Year 17. The Bad News Bears 18. The Rose 19. Soylent Green

20. Serpico 21. An Unmarried Woman 22. Manhattan 23. The Last Detail 24. Sounder 25. Lenny

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The Stranger Who Gave Me $50,000 (and the Strangeness That Went With It) A couple of people really changed my life. One of these people was a guy named John Blank (His real name? Nah! I’ve drawn a blank where that’s concerned). John gave me $50,000 – free, clear, no strings attached and after only knowing me for an hour and a half. You may wonder what magic spell I weave on people to be able to do this. I can’t explain, except Jim Ardito having a gun in your hand helps. One reason he did this, he told me later on, was his desire to be a patron of the arts. Another reason may have been because John was loaded out the wazoo, as the saying goes. If surgeons had operated on John’s wazoo at the time, they’d have run into money! But let me move on, not only because that’s disgusting, but because I’m getting a little behind. I was married to another person at the time. (It took me two times to get it right.) My ex-wife’s name was Barbara, and her sister Jeanne was seeing John Blank. Jeanne met John at a bar at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, where they trade futures and pasts and presents on birthdays, plus things like pork bellies and metals. John traded silver and did well at it. He was also smart, savvy, tall, good-looking, young and nice (everything you hate in a person). On the night in question, John was at the bar with his buddies toasting their “takes” for the day, when John yelled out, “Hey, the margaritas in here suck, anybody want to fly to Vegas for a really good margarita?” Jeanne, who had no plans for the evening – or the rest of her life – yelled back, “Sure! But if they don’t have 100 percent Agave tequila, I’m bagging it.” This was hip, witty repartee, primarily reserved for the young because when you’re old and try it you date yourself. I’ve dated myself and it’s not a good time. This kind of outrageously rich behavior was not unusual to John, who often made or lost a quarter of a million dollars in a day. John made it big, lost it big and lived it big. He owned a massive suite in Lake Point Towers and frequently bet $30,000 on the Cubs – to win, which shows you how nuts he was. I met John on a warm May night after I had been riding on my motorcycle in the B.C. years: Before Children and Before Concerns. There’s nothing like a bike to get you high on life as you ride so close to death. Anyway, I walked into the apartment where my ex-wife and I lived, and Jeanne was there with John. He was sitting in a chair drinking scotch, wearing sunglasses at 9 p.m. This is going to be interesting, I said to myself. And it was. John and I hit it off right away. After about an hour, John asked me what I wanted to do with my life. I told him I wanted to stop writing for a big ad agency and write “my own stuff.” John asked what was stopping me. I said money, and he said, “Well, how much are we talking about?” I thought for a second and told him $40,000 a year, which was close to my salary at the time.* John very nonchalantly said, “Okay, I’ll give it to you. I’ll give $40,000 to write on your own for one full year.” “What do I have to do for this!?” I asked, being fully prepared to sleep with him if I had to. (He was getting better looking all the time.) “Nothing,” he answered. “No strings attached. But I would like to have a deal with you.” “Okay,” I said to myself. “Here it comes.”

John explained. “Anything you make over $50,000 the first year we’ll split 50/50. How’s that sound?” I had to stifle a laugh at the prospect of making over $50,000 my first year. “Sounds fine to me,” I answered. “Great,” John continued. “Meet me at the Board of Trade tomorrow. We’ll sign some papers and that’ll be it.” Later that night, I called my parents and gleefully explained what had happened. “Some guy is going to give me $40,000 FREE and clear with no strings attached,” I blurted over the phone, all excited. An odd silence followed. “You’re not going to give up your job at the agency, are you?” my mother asked. Pause. I felt like screaming, “WHAT ARE YOU, NUTS?! Some guy is going to give me $40,000 free and clear. It’s a gift! When was the last time somebody gave you guys 40,000 bucks?” I didn’t say that, of course. I told them I would think it over and I did – for a nanosecond. But I did think of something else, which amazes me even now. I wondered if $40,000 was enough. Did I need more than 40 Gs? (Tune into my next column for strangeness that makes this insanity look tame.) *Salary equivalence of yearly cave man pay

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Build It from Scratch

Experience NSSD’s 25th Year of “The Nutcracker”

“I love engineering and science toys for young women,” a longtime reader wrote to Techlife recently. As a mom, she was concerned how most science toys are geared toward young boys. She was sharing with me an engineering product aimed at young girls she had found. Breaking a stereotype is something many Dave Kaufman teachers, parents and grandparents think about, but find a challenge. Techlife has always believed the best new inventors need to be encouraged at a young age to explore their world, find a problem – no matter the size – and solve it. A local school in my area holds an invention fair instead of a science fair, challenging students to find creative ways to solve problems. They build models of their inventions, many of which actually work. Students then present their inventions to the community, and during the explanation, you can hear their passion. They explain the problem they are solving and how it all worked out. From Jell-O ice cubes to a backpack with built-in microwave/refrigerator to Cloudwater, a device to solve the world’s drought issues, these inventors were not just creative but focused and driven. Since 2003, students of all ages have been using Scratch to build games, share stories and create animations. (Don’t tell the students, but they are really learning the building blocks to computer programming.) Students love the ability to quickly construct their ideas, using a simple to understand

interface of blocks. They chain the events together to build animations, sound controls, decision trees and more. Scratch has a great step-by-step, hands-on tutorial to get users quickly building their first project and, most of all, understanding the logic needed for a machine to process a set of instructions. Scratch offers a site built just for educators and another just for parents as the two largest influences in a young inventor’s life. Started in MIT’s Media Lab and offered for free, schools at all levels are using Scratch to teach the principles of computer programming. Harvard offers Scratch lessons during an introductory computer class, while many elementary schools have integrated it into their curriculum. With a simple tagline of “Imagine, Program, Share” the idea that anyone can do this by learning from what others have done before them is a pillar of computer science classes at any age. The name Scratch comes from the way that music DJs remix albums and scratch together their creations. Users of the language are encouraged to do the same. The best part of the learning is the ability to see someone’s amazing creation and not just peek behind the curtain to see how they did it, but save a copy and start tinkering with the work right away. Users can see exactly who created what remix of their work, plus favorite, comment and love a project – all of which builds a community. As of this writing (Oct. 2013), there were more than two million registered users with nearly four million projects shared in over 150 different countries. As the thought that everyone can build something becomes more and more prevalent, it’s a single graph buried on the Scratch site CONTINUED ON PAGE 22

Chicago Master Singers Nov. 8 and 10, 7:30 (Fri) and 7pm (Sun). CMS opens its 35th-anniversary season with performances of three choral masterpieces by Johannes Brahms – “Schicksalslied,” “Begräbnisgesang” and “Triumphlied” – and John Rutter’s text-sensitive Requiem. $28$48 (discounts available). Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Society of the Divine Word, 2001 Waukegan Road, Techny; 800-595-4849; Detroit ’67 Nov. 8-Dec. 15. Siblings Chelle and Lank discover that their dreams have diverged and their tight-knit community is threatened by the arrival of an outsider, as the city around them erupts in violence. $15-$75. Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; 847-673-6300; Matt Fedderman and Danny Shaffer Nov. 8, 8:30pm. The Claim Company’s Friday Night Music Series continues. No cover or minimums. Visit online for complete schedule. 2000 Northbrook Court, Northbrook; 847-291-9111; Lake Forest College Lyrica Nov. 10, 3pm. Alan Taylor and Rachael Kerr perform art songs by Benjamin Britten in honor of the famous opera composer’s 100th birthday. $5-$15. Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel on Middle Campus, 555 N. Sheridan Road; 847-234-3100; It’s a Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play Nov. 15-Dec. 22. In this adaptation of the famous film, the Oil Lamp Theater is transformed into 1940s radio studio WBFR. OLT is a BYOB establishment. $30 (group rates available). 1723 Glenview Road,

Glenview; 847-834-0738; Melodeers Chorus Nov. 17, 2pm. The Melodeers Chorus presents “An A Cappella Afternoon.” $15. Adlai E. Stevenson High School, One Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire; The NSO Veterans Day Program Nov. 17, 4pm. The NSO presents “To Those Who Serve,” a special Veterans Day program. A pre-concert lecture takes place at 2:30pm. $8-$50. GBN’s Sheely Center for the Performing Arts, 2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook; 847-272-0755; Music Institute of Chicago’s Duke It Out Dec. 7, 10 and 11:45am. Featuring both classical and jazz versions of “The Nutcracker Suite.” An open house takes place at 9am. $5. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston; 847-905-1500x108; North Shore School of Dance’s “The Nutcracker” Dec. 7 and 8, 1 (Sat), 2 (Sun) and 4pm (Sat). The 25th anniversary production of the holiday classic is suitable for all ages. Characters come to life for ages 3-6 at NSSD’s Sugar Plum Tea party, held at 10:30am and 1pm Dec. 15 ($15). $15-$22. Lake Forest High School’s Raymond Moore Auditorium, 1285 N. McKinley Road; 847432-2060; Home for the Holidays Dec. 8, 4 and 7:30pm. The Northbrook Community Choir and The Northbrook Symphony Orchestra’s holiday celebration features the Lira Singers. $22-$39. Divine Word Chapel of Techny Towers, 2001 Waukegan Road; 847-291-2367;

NOVEMBER PUZZLE ANSWERS Turbo Trivia: 1. r, 2. s, 3. h, 4. d, 5. k, 6. j, 7. p, 8. a, 9. f, 10. j, 11. b, 12. e, 13. t, 14. c, 15. g, 16. i, 17. l, 18. m, 19. q, 20. p, 21. o, 22. k, 23. b, 24. n, 25. h Cryptogram:If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share. – W. Clement Stone

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Terri Rogers, Founder and CEO of the NoOodle Company culinary background and solid business relationships, I was able to boost the success of the catering services I provided for many high profile clients, including The Oprah Winfrey Show. Prior to Lincolnshire Gourmet, I served as Vice President of Sales for Supermarket Representatives (SMR), a national marketer of wholesale, non-durable goods to independent and chain supermarkets. Starting from barely $100,000, I increased annual sales in the metro Chicago area and surrounding states to more than $13 million, while managing a sales staff that grew from one to 10.

Terri Rogers is a self-taught chef, founder and CEO of the NoOodle company, manufacturing, marketing and distributing products made with the Glucomannan yam (the NoOodle). The NoOodle does not contain any calories, net carbohydrates, fat or gluten, making it a viable alternative for health-conscious individuals. The entire line of products is gluten-free, making it ideal for those who suffer from gluten intolerance. WH! What was your very first job? TR: When I was 7, I went to work for my dad on holidays. I would staple and collate his sales materials. WH! Outside of your current field, what other occupations – if any – have you pursued? TR: A few years back, I opened Lincolnshire Gourmet in Highland Park. With my

WH! Tell us about a work experience from which you learned a valuable lesson. TR: Last year, I had just gotten back from Italy and was very jet lagged. QVC sent me an airing for the following night at 4am. The last thing I wanted to do was fly to Philly and stay up all night. I had to go because it was my job. When I arrived at the green room at 1am, I got to meet Tony Robbins, one of my mentors. He was doing a show from 2-3am. The lesson that I have learned over and over again is this: when you really don’t want to do something or go somewhere, change your frame of mind and do and go. I’ll always be thankful that I did. WH! Make up a question for yourself and answer it. TR: Why do so many people talk about being an entrepreneur, yet most fail to leave their secure job to take action on their dream? Taking that leap and getting on a different road is scary and hard. Even scarier is that when you do fail, the only person an entrepreneur has to blame is themselves. WH! Tell us about the best business trip

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Brunswick’s Unveils First Chicagoland Location in Buffalo Grove Chicagoland’s first Brunswick’s introduces patrons to a new bowling and entertainment center concept. Catering to an adult audience, the 56,000-square-foot Brunswick’s offers 32 lanes of bowling, as well as distinctive America pub fare and local craft beer at its full-service Tavern ’45 restaurant. Also on hand are a Chicago-themed laser tag arena and 10,000-square-foot arcade, featuring competitive multiplayer games. The location is also available for private events. Hours are 11am-midnight Sun-Thu, 11am-2am Fri-Sat. 350 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove; 847-821-9000; Silverado Assumes Management of Arbor Ridge Manor in Highland Park As its national expansion continues, Silverado assumed management this summer of Arbor Ridge Manor in Highland Park – now Silverado Highland Park. The memory

care community offers world-class care and service through a distinctive model, combining the social benefits of a community lifestyle with around-the-clock clinical care. The 96-bed community is currently hiring caregivers, housekeepers and other positions. All associates receive extensive training after a hiring process (including background checks and integrity testing). 1651 Richfield Ave., 847-607-1378; Train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Highland Park’s Soviet Force Gym Soviet Force Gym in Highland Park now offers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes. Instructor Ilya Bodnya (Ilya’s BJJ) has practiced the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for five years, with a very successful competitive career. Bodnya is also a NASM-certified personal trainer. Classes are held Thursdays from 6-7pm and Saturdays from 9:30-10:30am. Call for more information or to register. 1630 Old Deerfield Road; 847-863-0014.

you’ve ever been on. TR: In August, I went to the plantation in China that grows the glucomannan plant. Our hosts were Chinese and we had a translator. I got to have dinner and spend time with several men from the Chinese government. WH! If you could have gotten in on the ground floor of any business, what would it have been? TR: I am a big fan of Apple. It’s worldwide and allows businesses like mine to be mobile and have an office in the cloud. WH! What’s your best advice for someone just starting a business in the local area? TR: Create test markets for your idea. Engage others who know more about your business than you do. Ask lots and lots of questions, filter the information and then go with your gut. Be very frugal in your spending, get lots of quotes for everything and go with the best deal. WH! How did you get your start in business? TR: I discovered the NoOodle at my restaurant Lincolnshire Gourmet. After putting it on the menu, in the first week we sold over 200 dishes. My restaurant became the first test market that proved there was a need and want for the NoOodle. WH! Name three information resources – print, web, personal – essential to your company and explain why. TR: 1. My past experiences. I reflect on my past experiences a lot so that I do not make the same mistake twice in business. 2. Google. There are many times that someone will tell me something about nutrition or ingredients that I have never heard of. I take notes and always Google to learn more. 3.

Marketing books. I am an avid reader in my spare time on books that will help my company and myself gain knowledge in business. My favorite authors are Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin and Malcolm Caldwell. WH! What aspect(s) of your business are you most proud of? TR: Taking a Japanese ingredient and “Americanizing” it. It was years of experimenting and R&D to get rid of the unique aroma of the raw ingredient and change the texture to be more appealing to the American palate. WH! Given unlimited resources, what would you change about your business/industry? TR: I would have the elephants in the food industry – i.e. Kraft and ConAgra – become committed to help startups get to the tipping point. In this industry, the big guys end up buying the little guys anyway once you reach a certain mark in sales – maybe 50-100 million or more a year. Some great ideas and foods never make it to that point because of the cost of distribution and growing a brand. I would like to see an environment where the big guys take on some risk to help the little guys grow. WH! What exciting things are on the horizon for your business, and where will it be in five, 15 and 30 years? TR: You can have the best product in the world, but if nobody knows about it, what good is having the best idea since sliced bread? In the short term, something very exciting will happen to gain us national exposure while we work on national distribution. In five years, every person CONTINUED ON PAGE 22


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Does your high school student really want to go to college? Do you think that if your child doesn’t attend college, he or she won’t be able to earn a living? College no longer guarantees a high-paying job and may lead down a jobless path. In today’s economic climate, an undergraduate degree is not always the best avenue to career success. College Vicki Gerson doesn’t teach you a trade nor does it prepare students to enter the workforce after they graduate. Economist Richard Vedder wrote in the Chronicle of Higher Education that the “U.S. is facing a glut of college graduates as the supply of people with high priced degrees exceeds the demand for them.” There are too many college graduates, yet there’s a strong demand for skilled workers. “High school educators must provide other options, such as vocational education versus a college education or a community college versus a four-year college degree,” says Debra Maltzman, president of Debra Maltzman Recruiting and Consulting Services, Inc. in Chicago. “Not all high school graduates have the academic stamina to go to a four-year university, can afford an education due to the high costs or be strapped with high debt after graduation.” High school graduates need training for the jobs of the future. The Center for Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University projects that “from 2013-2017, 47 million job openings will exist and less than one third of those jobs will require a college degree. These jobs will require skills and occupational training. The demand will come

from manufacturing, construction, healthcare and natural resources. Due to this, trade schools are increasingly on the rise.” “We need to encourage students to learn useful skills, such as in the sciences or vocational training,” adds Maltzman. “In addition, they must pursue majors in college that lead to careers. Trade schools produce workers such as electricians, medical assistants, mechanics, plumbers, estheticians, dental hygienists, drafters and machinists that do well financially.” A CareerBuilder survey reported that 40 percent of employers complained they were unable to find sufficient skilled workers to fill their available positions. Maltzman believes this is particularly striking in manufacturing, where employers are targeting foreign workers and military veterans to fill open positions. Currently, there are 200,000 manufacturing jobs left unfilled in America. “Job prospects are promising for students who can get into these programs that prepare for such jobs,” she adds. For example, trade schools like Wilbur Wright in Chicago offer CNC courses, computerized numerical control machining classes where 100 percent of their students are hired immediately. Compensation for the first year is $40,000, progressing to $55,000 or higher the following year. “High school educators and parents must take responsibility and teach students they need a stable career so they can support themselves and their family,” says Maltzman. “If a high school graduate is determined to attend college, make sure they choose a useful major leading to a career – not just majoring in anything.”


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who needs to eat gluten-free and wants to substitute a no-calorie noodle will be able to. In 10 years, it will be affordable to most and readily available. In 30 years, the NoOodle will make a positive difference in the health and wellness world. There will be readyto-eat soups, salads, entrees, yogurts and desserts made with the NoOodle – healthier alternatives just as delicious as the originals. WH! How long did it take to get your business model right? What were the challenges? TR: It has taken four years, and we finally have a model that works. It came from years of experimenting and finding out what did and didn’t work. There are no books or Cliff’s Notes in business, and your decisions and choices will be wrong at times. Mistakes can be very costly and hard to overcome. The challenge is to make the right choice when you really don’t know for sure if it is the right or wrong move. It’s like rolling the dice – sometimes you’re going to come up short. I think as time goes by, the companies that continue to grow are the ones that can TECHLIFE, PAGE 18 that is most telling: age of users when they registered to use the site. Impressively – as you can never stop learning – nearly 200 people registered when they were 80 years old. Conversely, more than 3,000 registered when they were just four. The bulk of the age range is 12-13, with nearly 400,000 creators signing up. It’s a promising sign to see, but more amazing is what everyone is building. Be sure to share your first Scratch with Techlife. We are ready to be inspired by your creations.

Vicki Gerson is president of Vicki Gerson & Associates, Inc. a Northbrook-based web/ print writing and public relations firm. For more, visit, email writer@ or call 847-480-9087.

WH! What’s your favorite office decoration? TR: My favorite is a picture of my two boys, Alex and Jake, when they were 5 and 6 about a decade ago. Every time I look at that picture, I smile. WH! One business-related piece of legislation that should be passed right now is: TR: Having a mandatory “angel” bucket of funds for all large companies to invest in smaller companies that look appealing for investment. The banks and individuals are so tight with funds these days – for good reason. The reality is that this stifles great ideas and new business from getting past “Go.” WH! What innovations or new ideas has your business given to the community? TR: My company has given people the choice to have a no-calorie noodle. Now we all can eat the great-tasting pasta recipes without any of the guilt! 757 N. Orleans, Unit 1509, Chicago; 312-575-0606; What is Online? Techlife is both a print and online experience. Visit and search for “scratch” to see three amazing examples of Scratch in action. Dave Kaufman is a syndicated columnist and founder of DK Worldwide, a design, web, print and social media marketing firm. Helping clients with online and offline challenges. Contact Dave, it’s easy: or follow him on Twitter – @dkworldwide. You know you want to.

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1. On Oct. 12, the Park District of Highland Park received the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Coastal Grant, announced at a ceremony held at the Shedd Aquarium by Gov. Pat Quinn (pictured with Rebecca Grill and Jeff Smith). 2. Kids enjoy face painting at the North Suburban YMCA’s sixth annual Spooky Halloween Party, attended by approximately 1,500 guests. 3. The Northbrook Park District Senior Center’s Knitting and Crocheting Club recently completed a knitting marathon, turning 26.2 miles of yarn into more than 450 hats, scarves and shawls. Finished pieces are donated to various groups and organizations. 4. From left, Ken, Rebecca, Melissa and Michael Hoffman of Deerfield walked in memory of Harriet Hoffman at the recent Les Turner ALS Walk For Life at Soldier Field.

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