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The Art Center – Highland Park’s 2012 gala, Cirque du Art, takes place at 7pm. May 3. Block Cinema Spring Film Series April 27, 7:30pm. See German Expressionist director F.W. Murnau’s silent film “Sunrise.” $6, $4/members, faculty and staff, free for students. Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston; 847-4914000; blockmuseum.northwestern.edu. Appraise Your Antiques and Collectibles April 28, 1-3pm. Antique expert Frederick Dose appraises antiques and collectibles (50-item limit for the entire program). $15/ item, $5/attendees without items. Reed Turner Nature Center, 3489 Old McHenry Road; 847-438-7656; longgrovehistory.org.
International Beethoven Project Preview April 28, 4:30pm. The International Beethoven Project provides a preview of this September’s Beethoven Festival. 460 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield; 847-446-8335; ascension-church.org. VCA Cairo Animal Hospital Open House April 28, 1-4pm. Meet staff and take a tour of the hospital. Also featured are pet adoptions, demos, refreshments and door prizes. Leashed pets are welcome. 1170 Park Avenue West, Highland Park; 847-432-0157; vcacairo.com. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
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Rotary Club of Highland Park/Highwood Comedy Fundraiser April 28, 6pm. Enjoy live improv comedy from The Second City during this stop on the group’s Laugh Out Loud Tour. Proceeds benefit the club’s charitable projects. $100 (includes dinner and a live auction). Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Ave. West; highlandparkrotary.org. Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook Anniversary Benefit April 28, 6:30pm. Celebrate 40 years of bringing hope to kids with this magical benefit event. Enjoy live/silent auctions, a raffle and entertainment by Ross Johnson, mind reader, mentalist and magician. $75. Hilton Chicago/Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 847-724-2620; youthservices-gn.org. Our Lady of the Brook Spring “Priceless” Bake Sale April 28 and 29. The parish’s first Spring “Priceless” Bake Sale features homemade baked goods. Sales are held after Mass (5pm Saturday; 8, 9:30 and 11:15am Sunday). 3700 Dundee Road, Northbrook; 847-948-5907; olbparish.org. Illinois Orchid Society Anniversary Show April 28 and 29, 10am-5pm. The Illinois Orchid Society’s “Celebrate Orchids” show features exhibitors and vendors from as far away as Taiwan. $20 parking/NM. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe; 847-835-5440; chicagobotanic.org/plantshows.
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Ethical Humanist Society Economic Recovery Program April 29, 10:30am-12pm. Steven Davis, professor of International Business and Economics at the University of Chicago, presents “Has Policy Uncertainty Held Back Our Economic Recovery?” Coffee hour follows the program. 7574 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie; 847-677-3334; ethicalhuman.org. Illinois Holocaust Museum Family Program April 29, 11:30am-1:30pm. In partnership with Treasure Literacy, 3 to 6-year-olds and their families are invited to reenact favorite storybooks – complete with music, puppets, costumes and props. Registration required. Free with Museum admission. 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie; 847-967-4846; ilholocaustmuseum.org. Evanston Art Center Spring Benefit Reception April 29, 1-4pm. The EAC’s 25th annual auction provides the opportunity to view and bid on paintings, drawings photographs, ceramics, sculpture, prints, and more. 2603 Sheridan Road, Evanston; 847-475-5300; evanstonartcenter.org. Living Longer and Better April 29, 1:30pm. Dr. S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D., professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, presents “In Pursuit of the Longevity Dividend: Living Longer and Better.” Congregation Solel, 1301 Clavey Road, Highland Park; 847-433-3555; solel.org. The Emergency Fund and NAWBO Chicago Family Benefit Concert April 29, 3-7pm. The “Women in Business Helping Women in Crisis” concert features the Blue Road Band, including blues musicians Joan Gand, Dia Madden and more. The Emergency Fund provides assistance for those in crisis or transition. $45. Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire; 312-3790301; emergencyfund.org. Highland Park Players Tap Dance Classes April 30, May 5, May 7, May 19 and May 21, 8:30-9:30pm (Mondays) and 11am-12pm
April 26, 2012 (Saturdays). Brush up with tap classes led by choreographer Jennifer Cupani. Open to ages 14 and up. $15/class, $60/series. West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road, Highland Park; highlandparkplayers.com. Going for the Gold for Joey Allura Fine Jewelers donates a portion of its April proceeds toward medical expenses for Joey, a 12-year-old Deerfield resident undergoing treatment for a malignant tumor. 1848 First St., Highland Park; 847-373-9777. B’nai Tikvah BJE Spring Boutique May 1, 9am-4:30pm and 6-8pm. The Board of Jewish Education Early Childhood Centers boutique includes home décor, Mother’s/ Father’s Day items, birthday gifts and a raffle. 1558 Wilmot Road, Deerfield; 847-945-8577; bjeecc.org. North Suburban Needlearts Guild Lecture May 1, 9:30am. Architect and professor Valerie Goodwin presents “A Dialogue Between Quilting and Architecture.” A twoday workshop with Goodwin follows on May 2 and 3. Free lecture admission for first-time guests. Gloria Dei Church, 1133 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook; needleartsguild.com. CJE SeniorLife Memory Workout Series May 1-June 12 (Tuesdays), 10-11:30am. Taught by certified instructors Andrea Kaplan and Barbara Milsk, this sevenweek program develops skills to enhance memory. Registration required. $50. Weinberg Community for Senior Living (Gidwitz Place Social Hall), 1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield; 773-508-1169; cje.net. Glenview Art League Demo May 1, 7:15-9pm. See a demonstration by watercolor artist Nancy Fortunato. Westbrook Elementary School, 1333 Greenwood Road; glenviewartleague.org. CONTINUED ON PAGE 5
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April 26, 2012 CALENDAR, PAGE 4 Wild Ones Macro Photography Lecture May 1, 7:15pm. The Lake-to-Prairie Chapter of Wild Ones hosts Joan Sayre, presenting “Nature Up Close: Macro Photography.” Freemont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road; Mundelein; 847-566-8702; for-wild.org/chapters/lake2prairie. Learn the Secrets of Successful Marriage May 1 (six-week series). This new sixweek series of classes from the Jewish Learning Institute gets to the heart of modern marriage. Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook, 2095 Landwehr Road; 847-564-8770; chabadnorthbrook.com/JLI. Myra Rubenstein Weis Health Resource Center Luncheon May 2, 10:30am. The 16th annual luncheon, “Living Your Best Life,” honors NorthShore University HealthSystem doctor David P. Winchester, MD, for contributions to the field of oncology. Registration required. $75. Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Ave. West; 847-926-5003; northshore.org/mrw. Townley Women’s Club of Deerfield Luncheon May 2, 11:30am. The Townley Women’s Club of Deerfield holds its last luncheon of the season. Northwestern University students perform show tunes. Register by April 28. Ravinia Green Country Club, 1200 Saunders Road, Riverwoods; 847-808-1984. OCWW Editor’s Day Picnic May 3, 9:30am-12pm. Off Campus Writers’ Workshop holds an indoor picnic and panel discussion. $5 picnic donations are encouraged. $8/M, $10/NM. Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave.; ocww.bizland.com. Storybook Mom May 3, 10:30-11:15am. Nili Yelin, the Storybook Mom, presents “We Love Mommies!” Yelin combines a love of books, theatre, children and motherhood. BookMarket at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., Glenview; 847-849-3272; storybookmom.com. The Art Center – Highland Park Spring Gala May 3, 7pm. The Art Center – Highland Park’s 2012 gala, Cirque du Art, features performances by Red Moon Theater and the exhibition “Objets Extraordinaire,” curated by Jean Albano Gallery. Enjoy food by Catered by Design, specialty drinks from Vibe at 1935, a raffle and silent auction of custom art pieces. $175. 1957 Sheridan Road; 847-432-1888; theartcenterhp.org. YWCA Lake County Professional Breakfast Series May 4, 7am. As part of its 90th anniversary celebration, YWCA Lake County presents this series of breakfast sessions aimed at professional women. Hear a panel discussion on “The Power of Empowerment.” Guests include Carolyn Gable, CEO of New Age Transportation, Distribution and Warehousing, Inc.; Michelle Kuhn, President/ CEO of Aeffect, Inc.; and Susan Glatt, Senior Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics. $30, $225/table of eight. White Deer Run Golf Club, 250 W. Greggs Parkway, Vernon Hills; 847-406-5694; ywcalakecounty.org. Cystic Fibrosis Car Wash Benefit May 5, 8am-4pm. Glenview Car Wash donates 100 percent of its May 5 proceeds to North Shore Great Strides and Cystic Fibrosis research. 1820 Waukegan Road; cff.org. Libertyville Junior Woman’s Club Benefit May 5, 12:30-5pm. The Libertyville Junior Woman’s Club hosts “Horses, Hats and High Stakes,” a benefit for the Lexi Kazian Foundation, at Arlington Park. $95 (thru April 30). 2200 Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights; libertyvillejuniors.org.
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Breathe Deep Deerfield Fundraiser May 6, 9am. This 5K fun run, one-mile walk and balloon launch raises funds for the LUNGevity Foundation, an organization dedicated to researching early detection and treatment of lung cancer. The track is stroller and wheelchair-friendly. Pets are not allowed. Enjoy face painting, games, activities and refreshments. Deerfield High School, 1959 N. Waukegan Road; lungevity.org/Deerfield. NorthShore Free Skin Cancer Screening May 6, 9-11:30am. Wear a bathing suit under clothing for the exam. Not appropriate for those diagnosed or under treatment for skin cancer. Open to community members and NorthShore staff by appointment. Skokie Hospital – Ambulatory Care Unit, 9600 Gross Point Road; 847-570-5020; northshore.org/calendar. Cats Against Cancer Walk to End Brain Tumors May 6, 1pm. Cats Against Cancer hosts its national walk to end brain tumors at Libertyville High School. Proceeds benefit research thru the Musella Foundation. 708 W. Park Ave. (starts at football concession stand); 847-602-3556; walktoendbraintumors.org.
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Anshe Tikvah Rabbi Ordination May 6, 3pm. Anshe Tikvah, The Hebrew Seminary of the Deaf, Chairman Alan Crane and Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer announce the ordination of Cantor Robert T. Jury as Rabbi. Hebrew Seminary of the Deaf, 4435 W. Oakton St., Skokie; anshetikvah.org. “Strike Out Silence” Bowl-A-Thon May 6, 3-6pm. The Silent Stars Foundation’s bowling event raises funds for apraxia research. Proceeds help provide augmentative and alternative communication devices for those in need. $45. Pinstripes, 1150 Willow Road, Northbrook; silentstars.org.
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Village School of Music Student Showcase May 6, 3pm. Performances include “Guitars A Plenty,” “Percussion Jam,” “Keyboard Concert” and “Horns and Strings.” North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield; 847-945-5321. Beth Judea Mother’s Day Lox Boxes Thru May 7, 5pm. Celebrate mothers with lox boxes from the Men’s Club of Congregation Beth Judea. Includes a half-pound of premium lox (Nova or Regular), cream cheese, fresh produce, kosher bagels, orange juice, breakfast cake and more. Pick up boxes from 8-11am May 13 or arrange for delivery (limited area). Pay by check or credit card. $27, $50/two, $44/one plus box for The ARK, $25/box for The ARK. Route 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove; 847-634-0777x115; cbjcart.org. Lake County Family YMCA Summer Camp Orientation May 7, 6:30-8:30pm. Learn about this summer’s enriching day camps during this special orientation session. Sign up by May 7 and receive $20 off the cost of camp registration. Central Lake YMCA, 700 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills; 847-367-6797; ymcalakecounty.org. Glenview Gardeners Tour Pesche’s May 8, 5pm. Glenview Gardeners tour Pesche’s Garden Center, Greenhouses, Gift and Flower Shop. Manager Wally Schmidtke speaks, followed by spring shopping. 170 S River Road, Des Plaines; 847-724-2286; glenviewgardeners.org. Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education Dinner May 8, 6pm. Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education holds its culminating dinner, featuring mentors of teen Michael McCarthy, who was born without legs in a Russian orphanage. Open CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
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ADULTS GLENergy: Frank Sinatra, The Life and Loves of America’s Greatest Entertainer April 27, 1-2pm. Hy Speck traces Sinatra’s career from Hoboken to Hollywood, including film clips of his most memorable performances. Registration required.
Mother’s Day Craft Sale May 7 and 8, 9am-2pm. Browse a unique variety of crafts, gifts, children’s items, pillows, quilts, blankets, flower arrangements, and cards. All items are created by senior center craft room workers. Park Center.
Art Naturally: The Illustrator’s Eye Thru April 29. This exhibit by Glenview artist Nancy Halliday presents a unique approach to the natural world. A Jane Austen Tea May 1, 11:30am-1:30pm. Actress Debra Ann Miller portrays Jane Austen at the most vibrant time of her life. Registration required at 847-998-8005. $15.
TRIPS Waa-Mu at Northwestern University April 29, 12:30-4:45pm. Includes bus transportation and show ticket. Registration required. $25/M.
Genealogy First Tuesdays May 1, 2-4:30pm. Explore topics and tools in genealogy including books, library databases and websites. Registration required. Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials May 1, 7pm. Master bluesman Lil’ Ed Williams and his band The Blues Imperials celebrate 20 years together with this concert. Bruce Iglauer, founder and president of Chicago-based blues label Alligator Records, introduces the evening. Registration required. Drop-In eReader Sessions May 5, 10-11am. Learn how to download an eBook to your eReader.
“Hairspray” May 2. See the popular play that revolves around an overweight teenager who follows her dream to appear on a TV dance program. Registration required. Drury Lane Theatre. Fair Oaks Farm May 23. Registration required. GLENVIEW SENIOR CENTER
Find a variety of gifts at Glenview Senior Center’s “Mother’s Day Craft Sale” May 7-8.
Page Turners May 7, 1pm. “The Red Badge of Courage” by Stephen Crane. Meets monthly.
CHILDREN Library Reading Dogs April 30 and May 7, 6:30-8pm. Practice reading skills with therapy dogs provided by Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy, Inc. Register for a 15-minute time slot. Library cardholders only. Grades 2-5.
Drop-In Beyond Google Group May 7, 7-8:30pm. Explore the latest Internet developments and search techniques.
Drop-In Chess Club May 4, 7-8:30pm. Grades 8 and under (ages 8 and under with adult).
Free Comic Book Day May 5, 9am-5pm. Stop by the Teen Scene to pick up a free comic book. Grades 9-12.
Glenview Park District, 2400 Chestnut Ave.; 847-724-4793; glenviewparks.org. Like a Duck Does!” by Judy Hindley as you walk, jog or ride along the path. Stop by the library afterward to register for a raffle. Little Bear Garden, Gallery Park.
“The Tortoise and the Hare” May 5, 10:30-11:30am. Roz Puppets presents a funny take on the popular children’s tale. Registration required.
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StoryWalk at Little Bear Garden Thru May 31. Read the spring selection “Do
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held at four lighted courts. Includes seven games and a tournament. Registration required by May 13. Ages 18 and up. $350/team. Flick Park.
$99/R, $123.75/NR (ages 6-adults). Johns Park, 2101 Central Road.
Glenview Park District ADULTS Creative Cooking Tuesdays, 7-9:30pm. These cooking classes taught by Everyday Gourmet’s Jennifer Noone feature simple, practical and delicious recipes. Ages 18 and up. $50/R, $62.50/NR. - May 1. Mexican fiesta. - May 15. Asian appetizers. Say Cheese May 5, 9am-12pm. Learn cheese making tips and recipes and make a farmers cheese to take home. Ages 18 and up. $30/R, $37.50/NR. “Saving Peacock Prairie” May 5, 10-11am. Meet author Beatrice B. Popelka whose book, “Saving Peacock Prairie,” details the efforts of a group of Chicago area citizens to save a small piece of Illinois history. Includes a book signing.
Ages 12 and up. The Grove National Historic Landmark, 1421 Milwaukee Ave. Free Bird Walk May 6, 9-11am. Learn about the birds that can be found on the prairie. All levels of birders are welcome. Bring bird field guides and binoculars. Ages 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Air Station Prairie (meet at the Tyner Interpretive Center). Willow Park Fieldhouse Grand Opening Celebration May 6, 1-3:30pm. Partake in tours, games, a barbecue and more. Willow Park, 2600 Greenwood Road. Co-Rec Sand Volleyball Leagues Begins May 30 (Wednesday evenings). Sand volleyball leagues for men and women are
CHILDREN Reduce, Reuse, Recycle April 28, 10-11:30am. Learn about sustainability, including what happens to recyclables after they’re picked up and what the numbers on recyclable packages mean. Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. $8/R, $10/NR. Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie/The Tyner Center. Sportskids Archery May 1-June 5 (Tuesdays). Learn the basics of a recurve bow with this nine-step program. Blunt tipped arrows, bows and targets are provided. $66/R, $82.50/NR (ages 7-13);
Babysitting Clinic May 5, 12 and 19, 1:30-5pm. Girls and boys can gain the leadership skills and knowledge necessary to provide child and infant care and first aid. Ages 11-15. $108/R, $135/NR. Glenview Park District, 2400 Chestnut Ave.; 847-724-5670; glenviewparks.org.
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April 26, 2012
Think Vail, Colo., for a Summer of Music, Art and Mountains You’re watching a pianist’s fingers fly across the keys in a concerto backed by the New York Philharmonic. But you aren’t in New York at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. While enjoying the concert you have a glass of wine in one hand and a hummus dip chip in the other. But you aren’t on the lawn at Ravinia Festival in Highland Jodie Jacobs Park, Ill. You are surrounded by mountains, but you aren’t in Aspen. Instead, you’re perched on a tiered grassy space with a great view of the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater stage and the mountains of Vail, Colo. The concert is part of Bravo, an approximately six-week midsummer series that also brings the Philadelphia Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra and guest artists to Vail. Between full orchestra concerts are soirees of quartets and quintets, held in homes and other venues. The grass is fun but you have to plan ahead if you want to hear a concert in a home or sit in the Amphitheater for some programs, as people who return each year gobble up tickets early. If you time the visit right you can catch the last New York Philharmonic concert one night and the opening of the Vail International Dance Festival in the Ford Amphitheater (vaildance.org) two nights later. In 2011, the last orchestra concert was July 29 and the New York City Ballet Moves opened the Dance Festival July 31.
However, anytime during the summer Vail is a fun destination. Set in Vail Valley along the Gore Creek, the town teems with art galleries, home and fashion boutiques, and walkways lined with wonderful eateries and art. Sculptures take over the plazas and seem to sprout in corners, parks, gardens and fountains. A Steve Tobin sculpture from his “Roots” series whimsically sprawls aboveground at the Betty Ford Garden next to the Amphitheater. The park’s playground includes sculptures that are child-climbing friendly. Then there is Mother Nature’s art. A glassed-in gondola takes riders up the mountain from Lionshead Village on the west end of Vail. The trip is an easy, sloping, nonthreatening ride that even visitors who don’t like heights can manage. Go to hike or just snap photos. If you go Visitors often book a condo but there are several fine hotels. Two places you can stay on the free shuttle route through town from the Amphitheater on the east to Lionshead on the west are The Sebastian and Sonnenalp Resort. The Sebastian has a pool, spa, casual snack and breakfast market, an impressive lobby, library and art. The Sonnenalp Resort is an all-suite resort with a good pool, spa, library, bar, charming breakfast space and fun casual pub. With every type of ethnic eatery to upscale bistro options, visitors can happily eat somewhere different each meal. A few favorites are The Vail Chophouse, Terra Bistro and Sapphire. The Vail Chophouse in Lionshead opposite the gondola is great for people-watching
The mountains of Vail, Colo., offer tourists a wealth of spectacular photo opportunities. outside while chomping down on excellent steaks, great truffle fries or a Mac and Cheese (vailchophouse.com). Terra Bistro, at the east end of the shuttle route and near the Amphitheater, is a local favorite so reservations are needed (vailmountainlodge.com/terra-bistro). Take a lunch break on Sapphire’s deck above Gore Creek (sapphirerestaurant. com). The seared scallops and spinach salad with mango salsa are alone worth the steps upstairs. For the 2012 schedule and dine
and stay options, visit Vail Music Festival at vailmusicfestival.org. Jodie Jacobs is a veteran journalist who loves traveling. A long-time contributor to the Chicago Tribune and former North Shore Magazine, she blogs at travelsmartwithjodie. com and can be reached at jodie_jacobs@ sbcglobal.net. Email questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Glenview Methodist Preschool Benefit Glenview Methodist Preschool honored its teachers March 3 at the annual “Spring Fling” Benefit, held at the Valley Lo Club. Though the weather was chilly, inside it looked like a sunny spring day as students had decorated flowerpot centerpieces with fluttering tissue paper butterflies, thumbprint painted caterpillars and river rocks. Some danced the night away and others bid on themed gift baskets. Proceeds will go toward painting the school and facility updates. 2. Northbrook Community Nursery School Celebrates 60th Anniversary In celebration of its 60th anniversary, Northbrook Community Nursery School held a gala dinner dance March 3 at the Sunset Ridge Country Club. More than 100 current and former NCNS families and friends were in attendance, including
former school directors Glenn Dobbs and Micki Somerman. The gala also featured both live and silent auctions, with such items as a diamond necklace, sports memorabilia and a Fourth of July trip to Vail, Colo. The event raised more than $30,000 for NCNS. 3. Oakton President Receives National Diversity Council Award Oakton Community College President Margaret B. Lee, Ph.D., was named one of the National Diversity Council’s “2012 Most Powerful and Influential Women of Illinois” March 15. “I am honored to be in such good company, with so many dedicated and accomplished women who are committed to enhancing diversity in the workplace,” said the Wilmette resident. “Women leaders – indeed all leaders – are obligated to champion diversity within their own organizations.”
April 26, 2012
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Lake County Art League Scholarships Awarded The Lake County Art League (LCAL) awarded four scholarships to College of Lake County (CLC) art students at a reception held on April 13. The winners were selected from a juried exhibit by art students which will be on display through May 12 at the CLC Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art. This year’s scholarship recipients are: Kenneth Greenberg of Mundelein, who won the $500 LCAL scholarship for his tri-tone digital photograph “Devon & California – Bus Stop”; Kelsey Moore of Mundelein won the $500 Phoebe Boyd Scholarship for her untitled oil painting; Tomiko Ferdman of Libertyville won a $50 LCAL Merit Award for a porcelain piece entitled “In Tune with Shino”; and Keiko Johnson of Old Mill Creek won a $50 LCAL Merit Award for an oil on canvas work entitled “Fifteen.” “One of the primary missions of the Lake County Art League is education. These student awards are to encourage and financially help gifted students,” said LCAL
Scholarship Director Ted Foss. “Hopefully, when they become successful artists, they will look back at these awards as a stepping stone to their careers.” LCAL first awarded scholarships in 1947 when its Scholarship Fund was established for high school seniors excelling in art who planned to enter a college or university majoring in art. Active since 1934, the LCAL continues its promotion and education of the art community in Lake County and beyond through its monthly meetings and artist demonstrations, art exhibitions, bi-annual member shows and critiques, fine arts festival, workshops and monthly newsletter. The Lake County Art League currently has approximately 150 members. For more information, visit the league’s website at lcal.org or contact Linda Adams Ryckman, Lake County Art League Publicity Director at 847-433-8900, or Ted Foss, Lake County Art League President and Scholarship Director at 847-838-1052.
Left: Kelsey Moore’s untitled oil painting. Above: Tomiko Ferdman’s porcelain piece, “In Tune with Shino.” Below: Keiko Johnson’s oil painting, “Fifteen.”
Kenneth Greenberg’s award-winning photograph, “Devon & California – Bus Stop.”
Mother’s Day Dining Pinstripes May 13, 9:30am-3pm. Brunch includes one mimosa, made-to-order omelettes, carved prime rib, fresh seafood, dessert and a chocolate fountain. $28, $14/ages 6-12, free/5 and under. 1150 Willow Road, Northbrook; 847-480-2323; pinstripes.com. Marriott Lincolnshire – King’s Wharf Restaurant May 13, 9:30, 10 and 10:30am; 12:30, 1 and 1:30pm; 3:30, 4 and 4:30pm. Registration required by May 10. $45, $18/ages 6-10, free/5 and under. Ten Marriott Drive; 847634-0100; marriott.com. Wildfire Lincolnshire May 13, 10am-2pm (brunch). Enjoy the holiday brunch menu, as well as Wildfire’s regular dinner menu thru 9pm. 235 Parkway Drive; 847-279-7900; wildfirerestaurant.com. Bertucci’s Steak and Seafood May 13, 10am-2:30pm (brunch), 2-9pm (dinner). $19.95, $8.95/ages 10 and under. 246 Green Bay Road, Highwood; 847-4326663; bertuccisitaliansteakhouse.com.
dinner menu. 1300 Patriot Blvd.; 847-6576363; wildfirerestaurant.com. Gusto Italiano May 13, 11am-3pm. Enjoy a prime rib, champagne brunch, along with Mother’s Day dinner specials from 4-9pm. Dinner options include Veal Saltim Boca, Fettucini Siciliano, Four Cheese Ravioli with Spring Lamb Ragu Sauce and more. $21.95, $9.95/children. 1470 Waukegan Road, Glenview; 847-729-5444; gustorestaurant.com. The Grille on Laurel May 13. $21.95, $9.95/ages 12 and under. 181 E. Laurel Ave., Lake Forest; 847-2349660; thegrilleonlaurel.com. Glenview House May 13. Stop in on Mother’s Day and take advantage of special menu items. 1843 Glenview Road; 847-724-0692; theglenviewhouse.com.
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School Happenings Special Education Expands District 70 Libertyville Elementary District 70 will create a second instructional classroom next year for up to 10 students requiring special education, said Marilynn Menuey, the district’s director of special education. The Board of Education approved the new program last month. The program is completing its first year on the elementary level at Rockland School and has been “highly successful,” Menuey said. By running its own program, the district is allowed to monitor teachers, control curriculum and see firsthand the progress students are making according to Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher. It also allows students to stay in the district instead of being transported outside the district to private schools. Three years ago, a similar program was created at Highland Middle School to allow 10 students in special education to remain in their home school and be integrated with their peers in selected academics, physical education and fine arts classes. This fall, the program will support two elementary classrooms at Rockland and Butterfield schools. Menuey expects to hire an additional teacher and to reassign two paraeducators for the new classroom.
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Six Maple Students to Attend Northbrook Student Government Day Six Maple School eighth graders will attend the 55th Annual Northbrook Student Government Day on May 2. They include Mary Batrich, Kasey Bersh, Zack Cohen, Allan Dontsis, Grace Elisco and Sue Hong. Pupils will spend the day with their adult counterparts to learn more about how the Village of Northbrook functions. In the evening, they will hold a mock Northbrook Village Board meeting which will be locally televised. Chicago Sky to Play Exhibition Game at New Trier High School The Chicago Sky’s 2012 WNBA preseason schedule begins with an exhibition game against the Washington Mystics at New Trier High School on May 10. Tipoff is at 7pm at the school located at 385 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. Tickets for the home game at New Trier, which include a post-game autograph session with all the Sky players, are available for purchase and cost $15. To purchase tickets, call 866-SKY-WNBA or visit the Sky website at chicagosky.net. Tickets are also available through the New Trier Athletics website at newtrier.k12.il.us. The Chicago Sky, one of six independently owned WNBA teams, will enter its seventh season as a member of the WNBA’s Eastern Conference. Highland Middle School Musical Set for May 4 and 5 The musical comedy, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” which tells the story of beloved cartoon character Charlie Brown
during several average days from Valentine’s Day to the baseball season as he mingles with friends and life’s little adventures, will come to life at 7:30 p.m. on May 4 and 5 at Highland Middle School, 310 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville. Tickets are $5 and are on sale. The musical is under the direction of drama teacher Shelby Burton and French teacher Andy Hillier. The music director is Kristen Barnes, orchestra director is Emily Walters and the choreographer is Jan Hutchins. ACES Walk at Sheridan Elementary Sheridan Elementary School families are invited to participate in the ACES (All Children Exercising Simultaneously) Walk on May 2 from 10-10:30am. The purpose of ACES is to call attention to the importance of youth fitness in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere. Students from every state will be participating all over the country. Sheridan families should meet outside the school on the sidewalk at 9:55am. Rockland Teacher Named In Top 32 Golden Apple Finalists Rockland Special Education teacher Danya Greenberg has been named to the top 32 finalists in the prestigious 2012 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. Greenberg, 24, was selected from a pool of 265 applicants and 560 nominations of kindergarten through third grade teachers in the Chicago metropolitan area. For 27 years, the Golden Apple Awards have recognized and honored outstanding teachers for their role in building a stronger, better-educated society. With only 2½ years of professional teaching, Greenberg is one of the youngest Golden Apple Award finalists named. “Most children dream of getting an Academy Award, but growing up in a home with a mom as an educator, I used to dream of being honored with a Golden Apple Award,” Greenberg said. “My mom would read of the names of the Golden Apple recipients in the paper each year.” The Golden Apple selection committee, comprised of prominent retired teachers, college and university professors, administrators and former Golden Apple Award recipients, noted that Greenberg “believes all children can learn, no matter what.” As a finalist, Greenberg will participate in a final round of review and be observed in her classroom before the 10 award recipients are named in May. The 10 finalists receive a tuition-free spring semester sabbatical to study at Northwestern University and a $3,000 cash reward. They also become Fellows of the Golden Apple Academy of Educators. Greenberg began her teaching career with Libertyville Elementary School after graduating from Indiana University with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education and special education.
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April 26, 2012
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Restaurant Happenings Wilmette Chop House Wet-aged filet mignon, New York strip and ribeye steaks served in a nontraditional steakhouse environment of chocolatecolored walls adorned with original artwork define this newcomer. Notable side dishes include Italian-influenced Sicilian nachos and Vesuvio-style potatoes. Considering the location, prices are reasonable. 1162 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette; 872-588-2433. Nieto’s After three decades, the husband-and-wife owners of Carlos converted their highly acclaimed French bistro into this more casual spot serving comfort food at comfortable prices. Headliners on the revised menu are Australian beef tenderloin, pan-seared whitefish and bone-in pork chops. Build-yourown burgers also earn kudos. 429 Temple Ave., Highland Park; 847-432-0070. Frost Gelato This combination ice cream parlor and dessert restaurant pacifies appetites that crave sweet treats with made-in-house gelato and sorbet, plus frozen yogurt, root beer floats and shakes. The more than 30 gelato flavors include such bizarre choices as sea salt caramel, strawberries and champagne, and tiramisu. 617 Central Ave., Highland Park; 847-432-2233. Jameson’s Original Charhouse As number eight in a steakhouse chain, this place looks the part with a brawny ambience accented with bold wood and stone. Strip, ribeye and porterhouse steaks share the menu with homemade meatloaf, lemon pepper chicken and Mediterranean seafood pasta. For starters, try the crab cakes in chipotle sauce. 2601 Navy Blvd., Glenview; 847-832-9000. Soulwich Common ham on rye and BLT sandwiches are upstaged here by those with an exotic Southeast Asia origin. Examples include Burmese coconut curry, Indonesian BBQ and Singapore tikka, prepared with pickled carrots, cilantro and chili aioli and served on French-style ciabatta bread. Organic local produce is used exclusively. 1634 Orrington Ave., Evanston; 847-328-2222. Creperie Saint Germain Crepes in appetizer, entree and dessert format are the marquee item at this replica of the quaint boutique creperies of France. Made with 100 percent organic wheat flour, the thin, delicate pancakes are a flavorful foundation for Amish chicken, rainbow trout and hanger steak, plus ice cream and berries to end the meal. The beverage list favors European wine and beer. 1512 Sherman Ave., Evanston; 847859-2647. Todorki Hibachi & Sushi Dinnertime becomes showtime in downtown Evanston as you observe chefs
slice, dice, chop and flip from a front-row seat at this authentic Japanese restaurant with a contemporary vibe. Steak, seafood and chicken are featured in the hibachi presentation, while sushi options are sashimi and nigiri tidbits ranging from eel to California rolls. Desserts like red bean and green tea ice cream are consistent with the cuisine. 526 Davis St., Evanston; 847-7506565. Libertad The spirited flavors and ingredients of Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Peru are the attraction at this chef-driven, Nuevo-Latino 40-seater in downtown Skokie. Signatures include Lomo (pork tenderloin with a herbwine rub) and Peruvian-influenced tilapia stimulated with soy-lemongrass sauce. Knowledgeable service and a neat outdoor patio enhance the dining experience. 793 Lincoln Ave., Skokie; 847-674-8100. Father & Son Italian Kitchen A spinoff of the Marcello’s Father & Son restaurant group, this venture takes a different direction with pizza, pasta and sandwiches bearing an herb-based Tuscany countryside imprint. Pizza comes in flatbread squares topped with gorgonzola, candied walnuts and other not-so-ordinary components. Pasta is a do-it-yourself deal, while focaccia sandwiches are well-stacked. Chopped salads satisfy as well. 9735 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; 847-933-9100. 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 email@example.com. Email questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Robyn Swerdlow-Sprauer Marcy Swerdlow In 1995 Robyn Swerdlow-Sprauer and her sister Marcy (Swerdlow) started Relax The Back at 1925 N. Clybourn with their father Jerry, who passed away in 2004. Robyn and Marcy have a strong commitment to educate and empower customers on posture and spinal health to prevent or alleviate back and neck pain. “We spend 90% of our day in ‘resting posture’. Eight hours sleeping, eight hours sitting at a desk working, four hours sitting at dinner and watching TV, and two hours commuting to work. Poor resting posture is a real cause behind the majority of back problems including muscle fatigue, forward head carriage, and decreased range of motion, restricted circulation and, the most annoying, BACK PAIN!” Relax The Back experts know how to match customers with the correct products based on their medical conditions and lifestyles. “At Relax The Back it’s our goal to listen to and show our customers how to sit right, sleep right, and work right. We can then move on to finding the right office chair, zero gravity recliner, mattress or other supportive products to help eliminate and even prevent back pain.”
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ebora Morris and her associates have provided personal training to North Shore clients since 1991. She had been VP of Human Resources for a major international corporation when she decided to change careers. She took a part-time job teaching fitness classes while pursuing a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. Additionally, she received her personal trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 1992. In 1991, she began her own personal training business, providing in-home exercise instruction. Soon she needed to hire more trainers, but wanted only knowledgeable, skilled professionals to join her. All new trainers were (and still are) required to complete an in-depth training course before being accepted. She opened her first Wilmette studio in 1993, which was also the first dedicated personal training studio on the North Shore. In 1996, she opened a second studio in Wilmette. Debora consolidated the studios in 2007, and moved to her current Wilmette location at 350 Linden in July 2010. There are currently 15 associate personal trainers, two physical therapists, two massage therapists, a yoga teacher, a Zumba instructor and a qigong teacher who provide services to clients of all ages at her studio. In-home personal training is also available.
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April 26, 2012
Breaking through the glass ceiling
WH! Glenview As the old saying goes, “A woman’s work is never done.” Unfortunately, many women find this adage still rings true, particularly in regard to the workplace. According to the AFL-CIO, the average 25-year-old woman who works full time, year-round until she retires at age 65 will earn $523,000 less than the average working man. The U.S. Department of Labor says that women earn roughly 20 percent less than men. Though women have made large advances toward economic equality, a disparity in pay between men and women still exists. As if unequal working wages weren’t enough, many women face barriers in finding jobs and advancing their careers. The term “glass ceiling” refers to the unseen, yet unbreachable barrier that keeps minorities and women from rising to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder, regardless of their qualifications or achievements. Many women feel they have gone as far as they can with their employer thanks to a lack of options at the supervisory level, or an unwillingness of higher-ups to consider them for advancement. As difficult as it can be for women to advance, there are ways to break through. In
2009, a report by Bloomberg News discovered that many women in top CEO positions earned substantially more than their male counterparts. Female CEOs of Yahoo!®, Pepsi™ and Kraft™ earn salaries as high as $45 million. Despite progress, there are still many women earning less and getting left behind. There are strategies women can employ to change this. • Be more aggressive in negotiations. When negotiating salary, don’t be shy. Be aggressive when pursuing a salary that is commensurate with your experience. • Get involved. Network with like-minded women who have already paved their own way in the business sector. Women working in predominantly male fields can develop networking opportunities that are enjoyable to both men and women. • Find a mentor. Networking remains one of the key ways to advance in the business world. Relying on the experience of a mentor can help you with your career and the pressures that come with it. Seek mentors whose accomplishments you admire and who are willing to offer advice and encouragement. • Start your own business. Women who find their careers have hit dead ends may want to consider going into business for themselves. This way they can spread their wings and be in charge. WT125071
women in business Highest paid female executives Despite continuing disparities in earnings between men and women, many female business professionals earn very good salaries. In 2011, CNN Money released their list of the highest-paid women among publicly traded companies in the United States. Here’s a look at their 2010 salaries.
1. Safra A. Catz, President and CFO, Oracle Corp. ($42,095,880) 2. Wellington J. Denhan-Noriss, Vice Chairperson, CIO and COO, Annaly Capital Management, Inc. ($23,634,800) 3. Carol Myrowitz, CEO, TJX companies. ($19,252,740) 4. Susan M. Ivey, former Chairperson, President and CEO, Reynolds American. ($16,823,900) 5. Marina Armstrong, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Gymboree Corp. ($16,426,365) 6. Shona L. Brown, Senior Vice President, Business Operations, Google. ($16,268, 742) 7. Martine Rothblatt, Chairperson and CEO, United Therapies, Corp. ($16,094,652) 8. Ina R. Drew, CIO, JP Morgan Chase & Co. ($15,545,000) 9. Indra K. Nooyi, Chairperson and CEO, Pepsi Co. ($14,032,290) 10. Laura J. Alber, President and CEO, Willams-Sonoma, Inc. ($13,555,412) There was only one woman among the 100 highest paid chief executive officers at publicly traded companies in Canada. She is Nancy Southern, President and CEO of Atco. ($14,800,000) WT125077
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Deciding if grad school is right for you The year 2010 saw women surpass men in advanced degrees for the first time ever. So says the United States Census Bureau, which found that among adults 25 and older who earned a master’s degree, 10.6 million were women and 10.5 million were men. Such statistics illustrate how women are increasingly positioning themselves for career advancement. Though there’s no guarantee that an advanced degree will advance a career, the appeal of an advanced degree and its potential impact on career aspirations is something many women are finding too difficult to resist. But there are a few things women should consider before they begin their pursuit of graduate degrees. • Immediate career implications: It’s common to think of the future when weighing the pros and cons of graduate school, but women currently working in their fields should consider the immediate implications of pursuing an
advanced degree. Graduate studies require a much bigger commitment than undergraduate studies, and that commitment could negatively impact your current employment. Though it’s possible to attend graduate school part-time, some programs insist students attend full-time, which might make it impossible to maintain your current employment and attend graduate school at the same time. Consider the immediate ramifications of attending graduate school, and decide if those consequences are worth the effort. • Finances: Pursuing an advanced degree is considerably more expensive than pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Women should examine their finances and decide if they are willing to take on student loans or pay for graduate school from their own savings. If you decide that taking out loans is worth it, it helps to know that many programs only offer financial aid to full-time students. If you don’t plan to attend graduate school full-time, you might need to find other ways to finance your education. In addition to the cost of attending graduate school, also consider the impact such a decision will have on your earning potential, especially if you will be paying out-of-pocket. Established professionals already earning good salaries might find the cost of an advanced degree and its possible effect on future earnings doesn’t adding up. However, younger college grads whose careers haven’t taken off or even
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begun might earn considerably more money if they earn advanced degrees. • Need: Some people pursue a graduate degree because it’s necessary in order for them to advance their careers. Others do so because of external factors, such as a poor economy, that are making it difficult for them to gain entry into their desired fields. Before going forward with your pursuit of a graduate degree, research your field to see if such a degree is truly necessary. An advanced degree is desirable in many fields but not necessarily all of them. If your career has been steadily advancing without the help of a graduate degree, then you might not need one after all. • Time: Working mothers are typically busy enough without the added burden of attending graduate school. If you have children and need your current salary to support your family, then you might find you don’t have the time to pursue an advanced degree. If you can afford to quit your job, however, graduate school might work, though it will likely require sacrifice on the part of both you and your family. WT125093
When deciding whether or not to pursue an advanced degree, women should consider the impact such a pursuit might have on their present employment.
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oann provided support and assistance in an office environment for over 20 years where she learned to efficiently organize office files and supplies. This led to a home based business as a professional office assistant - Organize Office Systems, Ltd., incorporated in August, 2002. She began Organize Office Systems to help the small business owner be more productive and efficient to focus on their business. “We help to manage your documents, before your documents manage you.” Joann has the attention to detail to keep your office in smooth working order, so you can focus on running your business. “I find the home based business owner doesn’t have the time or assistance to keep the office organized and that’s how Organize Office Systems can help them save time. I provide the organizational ability to streamline the process of your office by creating a new file system or creating the proper categories for your current files.” Celebrating her tenth year in business, Joann says “I have one file drawer for my business files because I purge them every year for tax season”. Let Organize Office Systems, Ltd. help you save time in organizing your home office or small office.
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New Dishes Boost Gusto at Gusto You can find an Italian restaurant or pizzeria practically everywhere in the northern suburbs. So what exactly influences the decision to pick this one over that one? Good question, because the content of Italian menus doesn’t vary all that much. Take Gusto Italiano in Glenview for example. At first glance, the menu reads traditional: Chuck Pecoraro bruschetta, minestrone, spaghetti and meatballs, veal piccante, chicken cacciatore, eggplant parmegiana, tiramisu and so on. But there are other considerations. The wine list doesn’t try to do too much, just reliable labels like Ruffino Chianti and Caposaldo Pinot Grigio. Decor doesn’t dazzle you with neon and fake foliage. Parking spots are plentiful. And prices are easy to digest, with nothing higher than 23 bucks. There’s more. The food may sound familiar, but the kitchen knows how to produce special flavors. Though Gusto has been around since 1984, it isn’t stuck in neutral. Proprietor Andrew Karas, who took over 10 years ago, recently upgraded the program with new dishes to keep it from getting stagnant. All in all, there are enough pluses here to earn a recommendation. Embedded in the corner of a shopping mall, almost hidden in view from the street, the ristorante’s nondescript exterior gives way to a cordial interior. Four rooms seating 190
(100 for banquets) are dignified with white tablecloths and decorated with paintings of Italian scenery. The clubby, sociable lounge has a dance floor. Weather permitting, a neat sidewalk patio attracts al fresco aficionados. Chef Salvatore (he prefers just one name) puts a creative spin on time-honored regional recipes without detracting from the integrity of the dish. This is apparent in the appetizers as well as the entrees. Where to begin? Normally bland Goat Cheese is perked up with toasted pesto crostini and sturdy marinara sauce intensified with pungent basil. More daring is grilled Octopus with chewy, not-so-tough pieces scored so they don’t dry out and anointed with a marinara mixture spiked with wine. If you’re convinced that a serious Italian eatery should put extra effort into pasta, then Gusto is your cup of cappuccino. Ravioli is ravioli, but here a four-cheese – mozzarella, pecorino, asiago and parmesan – lamb ragu takes the puffy pillows into a new taste zone. Angel Hair Delizia (Italian for “delightful”) lives up to its name as thin noodles interact nicely with sautéed asparagus, artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes in white wine sauce. Similarly true to its title is new Fettucine Siciliano, in which a rich red sauce fluent with herbs and spices articulates the robust flavors of southern Italy. Recently introduced to the veal lineup is a Sassi version with baby artichokes, spinach, mushrooms and herbs in a light merlot sauce that embraces the tender medallions with a hint of sass. There’s gusto galore in the Chicken ala Gusto as sautéed breast meat teams up with artichoke hearts, capers, basil, garlic and olive oil in wine sauce.
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When you next dine out, try the delectable Whitefish Piccante at Gusto Italiano. Seafood options include prize catches, too. Whitefish Piccante adds zip to the mildtasting fish in the form of capers, white wine and a properly balanced lemon-butter sauce. Shrimp Bonanza is just that, a cargo of fresh shellfish sautéed and stimulated with garlic, oregano, onion, tomatoes and olive oil over a pile of pasta. Other menu newcomers are Free-Range, No-Hormone Chicken, Whole Wheat Pasta Primavera (with vegetables) and grilled Ribeye Steak crusted with horseradish or gorgonzola. Desserts share old standards (Tiramisu, Cannoli, Cheesecake) with more innovative treats like Exotic Bomba (passion fruit with raspberry sorbet) and Chocolate Fondant (with cream and ganache).
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In my last column, I announced my candidacy (some call it lunacy) for President of the United States. At a recent press conference held at my dry cleaners (because I lost my shirt and pants in the recent recession), I explained my stance on the following critical issues: - Pro-Gum Control. This is a sticky issue, but let’s try an ex-spearmint and ban gum chomping and clicking in public areas - Against Forced Bussing. No one should have to clean their own table at Panera’s - Pro-Jobs. He was an amazing inventor and entrepreneur and will be sincerely missed - Anti-Meanness. Requiring a policy of individual and corporate “niceness” will not only eliminate things like greediness on Wall Street, it will impact Main Street and even my local cleaners whom I suspect were really responsible for my lost shirt and pants
I’m also pro-revenge, which is my sneaky way of eking a story out of this column. Step into my “Way-Back” machine to the time when I thought I was going to be President of the World. I was close, having just served as president of my freshman class. Next was president of the sophomore class, then it would only be a hop, skip and a jump to Pennsylvania Avenue and heck, I was in Pennsylvania already going to college. One obstacle stood in my way; well two, er three, actually. The first was winning the sophomore class election. Second was winning it considering I had done “squat” while I was president. Third was none other than the dastardly, evil and conniving Jackie Burdett
And he was right. It was the big leagues now, an early episode of reality TV, a place where girlfriends cheat on you, best friends stab you nonchalantly and your mom might not be all that trustworthy, either. Did I do anything about it? Of course not, I was the do-nothing king! What happened? I got crushed. Burdett won in a landslide and was class president for the next three years. After our election, he tried to smooth things over by making a joke out of it. Whenever he saw me, he’d close his fist and make motions like he was stabbing me in the back with a knife. Yeah, I thought that was real funny. “Et tu, Burdett, et tu?” After college, Jackie got involved with the college big time and was eventually placed in charge of alumni fundraising for our class. I got a letter from him 25 years or so after our graduation asking me to contribute money to the school. He signed it and included a personal note that said, “Jim, it would be nice to hear from you after all these years.” I sent him back his letter with a personal touch on the bottom, too. It included a childishly drawn knife with blood dripping off it and these scribbled words, “No thanks, backstabbing buddy, not now or ever!” Yes, I really did that. And even though it was completely sophomoric and inane, it felt soooo good… Pasta Stabonara (Okay, Carbonara) with Asparagus I served this dish at the white house, then we moved to the green house we’re currently in and I served it there, too. Please note that, unlike revenge, this dish is best served warm so make sure dinner guests are ready to sprint to the table as soon as you’re done cooking. If you can serve this in a warmed pasta bowl that will help a lot, but if you’re putting the bowl in the oven, make sure it’s ovenproof or it will shatter as surely as my heart did when Johnny B. stabbed me. Ouch. What Youza Need 2½ cups asparagus (cut into thirds then roasted) 1½ cups Parmesan cheese ¼ cup whole milk 3 eggs 2 tbsp chopped chives Salt and coarse ground pepper (to taste) ¼ lb bacon ¾ cup onion (chopped) 3 garlic cloves (minced) Parsley for garnish 1 lb farfalle or mezzani pasta
– unfortunately, one of my best friends at the time. (Ah, the plot thickens.) He was one of five guys in my dorm who I hung around with a lot – trying to pick up girls by yelling at them from across the street, eating pizza, you know, good bud stuff. You can imagine my surprise, therefore, when I discovered he had stabbed me neatly and deeply in the back. Before the crack of dawn on Election Day, he published something about me, sneakily sliding it under the door of every sophomore room on campus. The note from Burdett read as such: “For the past year, I have served on Student Council with Jim Ardito.While it is difficult to say this, I feel you should know that Jim Ardito has done absolutely nothing as our Freshman Class President. Vote for me, Jackie Burdett, instead and see things actually done next year!”
What Youza Do  Warm oven to 350 degrees, put asparagus in shallow baking dish, spread a little olive oil over them lovingly and salt and pepper.  Cook for about 15 minutes, but not too long as you want them pretty firm.  Set asparagus aside.  Cook bacon in sauté pan until crisp.  Remove, crumble and set aside.  Pour off all the bacon fat except 3 tbsp and cook onions and garlic in that; get in the groove and remove.  Crack eggs in a bowl, stir, salt and pepper, then add milk, asparagus, chives, onion, garlic and cheese.  Cook pasta.  Reheat sauté pan.  When pasta’s done, add it to pan, remove from heat, add egg mixture and mix but don’t scramble.  Add more Parmesan cheese if you like.  Pour into warm bowl, top with parsley and serve pronto.
Despite the fact that it was all true, I was nonetheless shocked, hurt and ready to punch Burdett’s lights out. I ran to his room and pounded on his door. When it opened, I waved Johnny’s despicable note in his face and said, “How you could do something like this, you fpxxyt? This was really a stab in the back! Some friend you are!” Jackie just smiled sheepishly and said, “Sorry, Jim, but this is the big leagues. It’s not high school anymore.”
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Marriott’s “Pirates” Take to the Sea and Stage The Secret Garden April 28-May 19, 10am (Saturdays). This production from the Wilmette Theatre’s Actors Training Center Repertory Company unlocks the magic of springtime. Orphaned in India, Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her reclusive uncle and his invalid son. On the estate, she discovers a locked garden filled with magic, a boy who talks to birds, and a cousin she brings back to health by putting him to work in the garden. $12. 1122 Central Ave.; 847-251-7424; wilmettetheatre.com. My Sweet Patootie April 29, 7pm. The duo of Terry Young and Sandra Swannell has been described as a tongue-in-cheek blend of old country, vintage jazz, western swing and blues. Known for its fiddle and guitar solos, My Sweet Patootie was named “Best Vocal Group” in 2007 at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Performer Dee Lee opens. $12, $10/seniors and club members. Aleks’ Restaurant, 525 Rockland Road, Lake Bluff; 847-602-8882; thelakecountyfolkclub.org. Lend Me a Tenor May 4-June 3, 3pm (Sun) and 8pm (Thu/ Fri/Sat). Ken Ludwig’s farce is set in 1934, as the Cleveland Grand Opera Company welcomes world famous tenor Tito Morelli to perform at the gala season opener. Just minutes before the curtain rises, Morelli goes missing. Desperate, the general manager coaxes assistant Max into filling in for the performance. $35/Thu-Sun, $37.50/Fri-Sat. Discounts are available. Citadel Theatre Company, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest; 847-735-8554; citadeltheatre.org. Ron Surace Quartet May 6, 3pm. Chicago pianist Dr. Ron Surace, a student of George Shearing and winner of the Silver Award and Outstanding Musical Performance Award at “Downbeat Magazine’s” Musicfest USA National Finals, leads this jazz quartet. $10. Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road; 847432-1515; highlandparkcommunityhouse.org. The Orion Ensemble May 6, 7:30pm. The Orion Ensemble concludes its season with “All That Jazz!” The performance features a world premiere by guest pianist Miguel de la Cerna, a Fauré quartet and Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” $26, $23/seniors, $10/students, free/12 and under. Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston; 630-628-9591; orionensemble.org. Chesapeake Thru May 6, 7pm. Artistic Associate Greg Matthew Anderson stars in this one-person comedy about a conservative senator, the
performance artist he demonizes, and a lovable Chesapeake Bay retriever called Lucky. Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago; 773-404-7336; remybumppo.org. Pippin Thru May 6, 2pm (Sun) and 8pm (Tue/Wed/ Sat). The Music Theatre Company, Highland Park’s Equity Theatre, announces its spring production of Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson’s musical “Pippin.” The son of Charlemagne, Pippin braves the battlefield and political plots for power on his search for happiness and fulfillment. Discounts and dinner theatre packages available. $35-$40. Karger Center, 1850 Green Bay Road; 847579-4900; themusictheatrecompany.org.
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The Music Man May 10-20, 12 and 3:30pm (Sun) and 7pm (Thu). The Jewish Community Center Chicago’s Young Actors Ensemble production features traveling salesman Harold Hill, who fabricates a delinquency problem in River City in the hopes of convincing townspeople to invest in a boys’ band. Hill’s charisma leads the locals to ignore their suspicions and embrace fantasy. Enjoy memorable musical numbers, a barbershop quartet and more. $12, $8/ages 7 and under ($15/$10 at the door). Elaine and Zollie Frank Theater, Mayer Kaplan JCC, 5050 Church St., Skokie; 847-763-3518; gojcc.org. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Thru May 12, 10am (Tue-Sat) and 12:30pm (March 27, 29 and 30). The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences presents Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s classic, taking the show back to its roots while incorporating a contemporary musical twist. Celebrate one of musical theatre’s most joyful shows in an entirely new way. $15, $10/groups of 20 or more. 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire; 847-634-0200; marriotttheatre.com. The Pirates of Penzance Thru June 10, 1 and 8pm (Wed), 8pm (ThuFri), 4:30 and 8pm (Sat), and 1 and 5pm (Sun). This comedic opera from Gilbert and Sullivan follows young Frederic, mistakenly apprenticed to a band of tenderhearted, orphaned pirates. Released from servitude on his 21st birthday, he meets the fair maiden Mabel, daughter of Major-General Stanley. When it appears that Frederic remains indebted to the pirates, Mabel agrees to wait faithfully. Full of roving rogues and dazzling damsels, the show is a treasure chest of mischievous musical mayhem. $41-49 (discounts and dinner options available). The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire; 847-634-0200; marriotttheatre.com.
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Lidia Pastiu, Owner of Lidia Design Inc. Interior Design Lidia Pastiu is the owner of Lidia Design Inc., a full service interior design firm based in Highland Park. With knowledge and experience gained in residential and commercial design, Lidia Design Inc. creates beautiful, warm and inviting spaces that complement the client’s style, whether it’s redecorating an entire home or making over a single room.
was completed inside but the lobby and three floors in the process of being finished for the building’s first tenant. All other floors were vacant and no heating systems were installed yet – just the windows, concrete floors, and pillars that held up each floor. It was here that I was inspired to pursue an interior design career after watching many spaces being finished and decorated.
WH! Shamelessly plug a colleague’s business/project/company.
WH! Name one person you’d consider a hero or role model and explain why.
LP: As an Interior Designer and wife of the owner of Nick’s Upholstery, I utilize Nick’s Upholstery, Inc. and recommend them for any type of furniture needs. Estimates are free and services include reupholstering or restyling of existing furniture, restoring antiques and pieces that have sentimental value, custombuilt furniture, window treatments, valances, and more.
LP: My very first job was custodial work at the private high school I attended. I worked to pay for my own education.
LP: I consider my parents my role models. They were the hardest working people, the most noble and caring. I was born and raised in Europe. Raising a family in a communist country was difficult. My parents worked hard and did not complain. We always had food, clothing and other necessities. My father was a carpenter as well as a mechanic, and my mother was a homemaker/seamstress; she was creative at finding ways to make a living from home so that she could tend to her kids. Besides raising 10 children, they cared for others in our community, always giving to others and not looking to get anything in return.
WH! Outside of your current field, what other occupations have you pursued?
WH! Tell us about a work experience from which you learned a valuable lesson.
LP: After graduating high school I began pursuing accounting and after a few months realized that it wasn’t for me. I couldn’t see doing this for the rest of my life. I took a break from pursuing any career, got married and began a family. I then got a job working for a large maintenance company in downtown Chicago. I was placed in a new high-rise building to tend to the many needs of the business community. Nothing
LP: Years ago, I was working on a project and the architectural plans of the project were given to me. It was a tight budget and the only thing I was supposed to do was put the furniture layouts in each room – the rest would be taken care of by someone else. I went ahead and put the furniture plan on these, but never got the chance to go to the site and do my own measurements of the space; I strictly relied on someone
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else’s drawings. To this day, I don’t know if the furniture fit and worked out. I don’t do that anymore. No matter how small or tight the budget, I take time to do my own measurements so that I know exactly what is there and there are no surprises. WH! The one business tool (Blackberry, Wall Street Journal, LinkedIn, etc.) I can’t live without is: LP: The one tool that I cannot live without is my iPhone. I use it for everything possible. It’s my personal phone and computer in a small device that I can carry in my pocket, and it’s great for taking quick pictures while I’m working on projects. WH! If you could have gotten in on the ground floor of any business deal in history, what would it have been? LP: I try to stay away from wishful thinking. When an opportunity presents itself to me, I weigh the pros and cons. If I end up pursuing this opportunity, I invest myself completely so that even if it may not work out to my full expectations, I at least tried and gave it my best. I have no regrets and every choice I have made, I’ve learned different lessons and have made me a better person. WH! What’s your advice for someone just starting a business in the local area? LP: Starting a business is hard work. Get to know your community and network as much as possible.
was not sure exactly where this career would lead me. There are so many different paths you can take in the interior design field. I was working full-time while attending school at night and did this for five years. I knew that I wanted to design homes for a living. I took it one day at a time and took the opportunities that were presented to me. It began by working for others at first in the architectural and design field. All the while, I was being asked to give my input on projects, then I was actually handling them. I did the best I could with each opportunity, which brought me another and another. WH! Name three information resources (print, web, personal) that are essential to your company and explain why. LP: I believe that for an interior designer it is essential to stay up to date with the latest products and trends. I read many design magazines like Architectural Homes, Traditional Homes, and Veranda, just to name a few. I also attend various trade shows that display the latest products and trends on the market like the Kitchen & Bath Show, NeoCon, Furniture Markets and I also meet regularly with textile representatives to be up to date with all the latest fabrics. WH! Tell us about one person or company who has been instrumental in the success of your business and explain why.
WH! How did you get your start in business?
LP: My husband Nick has been a great influence in the start of my business. He’s been in the custom furniture upholstery business for over 20 years and keeps on going in spite of the times. He was a self-
LP: When I started attending design school, I
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and personal negative attacks against her supervisor on Facebook. This employee posted a negative remark about her supervisor on her personal Facebook account on her home computer. This posting led to supportive comments by co-workers and other visitors to her page, with further negative comments by her. The company suspended and later terminated her because her posting violated the company’s social media polices prohibiting employees from making negative comments about the company and the supervisor. “The NLRA right to engage in free speech has limitations,” points out Goldstein. “Employees are generally not protected where the speech is false, defamatory, disloyal, malicious or reckless. Similarly, if the disparagement is unrelated to work and is purely personal, it is not protected.” Employees should keep in mind that employers can limit employees’ speech by prohibiting or restricting personal activities on company computers and equipment during the employee’s work time. What Does this Mean for the Future? The NLRB’s position is that employers shouldn’t wait for an incident to happen. Each company should take action now. All employers need to review their social media and Internet policies with legal counsel to make sure they are properly limited. “Employers can prohibit employees from using company computers/equipment for personal purposes (blogging, Facebook, etc.) and from conducting these activities on work time,” says Goldstein. “Employers can also bar and discipline any false, defamatory, disloyal and/or personal comments about the company and its employees, customers and vendors.” As Goldstein points out, social media is here to stay. Employers need to have a position on employee communications and be very careful when disciplining or terminating employees for violations. Vicki Gerson is the president of Vicki Gerson & Associates, Inc., a web/print writing and public relations firm in Northbrook, with a specialty in ghost blogging. Call 847-4809087, email email@example.com or visit vickigerson.com.
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WH! How long did it take to get your business model right? And what were the challenges?
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