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Dementia and Creative Engagement Oct. 15, 7-8pm. Join CJE SeniorLife and Deborah DelSignore, M.A.A.T., A.T.R.-B.C. for this basic overview program. Consider the experience of a person living with dementia, identifying their needs and exploring ways to creatively address these needs and challenges. One Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is awarded to licensed social workers. Registration recommended. Weinberg Community for Senior Living, 1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield; 847-236-7852; Northbrook Community Art Associates Guided Tour Oct. 16 and 18. The Northbrook Community Art Associates of the Chicago Art Institute take a docent-guided tour of the Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington, featuring a collection of automatic musical instruments, antiques and artifacts. A short organ concert is included. Lunch takes place at Chessie’s/111 Grill in Barrington. Registration required. Guests are welcome. 847-564-2686.

October 2012 Creative Writing Workshop Oct. 17-Nov. 21, 7-9pm (Wednesdays). This six-week creative writing workshop, covering fiction and memoir, is led by professional writer and poet Wendy Anderson. Anderson has led North Shore writing workshops for 10 years and taught in the grad-level journalism program at Northwestern University. Blue Rose Gift Gallery, 667 Central Ave., Highland Park; 224-554-9284; The Upside of Rejection Oct. 18, 1:30pm. Join Career Resource Center and Deb Morton, CECC, CACC of Horizon Coaching and Consulting for this examination of rejection in the job search process. $10/NM. Career Resource Center, Inc. Grove Cultural Campus, 40 E. Old Mill Road, Suite 105, Lake Forest; 847-295-5626;

Neighbors of Kenilworth Luncheon Oct. 16, 12pm-2pm. Author and law professor Lori Andrews explores the topic of online privacy in her book, “I Know Who You Are, I Know What You Did.” Learn about the workings of shared information on the Internet and how to protect your privacy. A book sale/signing follows. $35/M, $45/ NM. Kenilworth Club, 410 Kenilworth Ave.;

Highwood Great Pumpkin Fest Oct. 18-20. Highwood’s three-day festival draws more than 60,000 people from across the country. Special events include the Guinness World Record attempt for longest line of pies at 6pm Oct. 18; pumpkin pie eating contest at 7pm Oct. 18 at Bent Fork Bakery; and the Guinness World Record attempt for the most people carving pumpkins simultaneously at 6:30pm Oct. 19. Additional features include a 5K pumpkin run and kids’ dash, pumpkin land regatta, Totem Pole Park, “Light Up the Night” pumpkin parade, pet costume contest and grand lighting of the pumpkin walls. 847-432-1924;

Forest Bluff School Montessori Program Oct. 16, 7pm. John McNamara, head of Ruffing Montessori School in Cleveland, presents “Who is the Montessori Child?” Registration required. 8 W. Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff; 847-295-8338;

Mid America Modular Railroad Club Open House Oct. 20 and 21, 12-4pm. All are welcome to the railroad club’s open house. Northbrook Historical Society, 1776 Walters Ave.; 847-498-5595.

Lake/Cook Chapter of Illinois Audubon Society Meeting Oct. 16, 7pm. More than 88 percent of Lake County’s oak communities have been lost, with the rest becoming overgrown with little light reaching the understory. Ecologist Debbie Maurer explains how the Lake County Forest Preserve District and Morton Arboretum are embarking on a long-term multimillion-dollar project to solve the problem and encourage growth. Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park; 847-831-0331; Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education Meeting Oct. 16, 7:15pm. LD specialist Lila Yusen presents “Introduction to Bookshare.” Learn how to join, create accounts, and access books in Bookshare, an online library of digital books that are free to qualifying American students. McCracken Middle School, 800 E. Prairie Road, Skokie; 847-480-7371; Lake Cook Health and Rehab Center Vaccinations Oct. 17, 10:30am-1pm. Sign up for flu and pneumonia vaccines. Enjoy refreshments and a raffle. Registration required. $20/flu vaccine, $65/pneumonia vaccine. 263 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook; 847-564-0505. Gorton Community Center iPad Class Oct. 17, 9am-11:30am. Understand the iPad’s basic functionality. Registration required. $65. 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest; 847-234-6060; Glenview Community Church Lecture Oct. 17, 7pm. Myra Loris hosts “All Roads Lead to Chicago: The Gents Who Made It Happen,” focusing on the entrepreneurs and industrial commercial giants – Armour, Field, Ward, McCormick and others – who made Chicago the commercial center of the world in the late 1800s. $15. Glenview Community Church, 1000 Elm St., Glenview; 847-729-9365.


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• Calendar • North Shore Senior Center • Local Park District, Public Library • Local Senior Center • Preventing Cyber Bullying • Recent Happenings • Travel • Kim’s Kitchen • School Happenings • Special Needs, Special Times • Pet Personals

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CALENDAR, PAGE 4 Embrace the Race 5k Run or Walk Oct. 21, 7:30am. Make your way through the streets of downtown Highland Park, raising funds and awareness for breast and ovarian cancer. The race commences and ends at The Art Center (TAC) Highland Park, where Caren Helene Rudman showcases “Voices and Visions, Standing on the Bridge Between Health and Disease.” All proceeds support NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center. $35$40, $45 at the door, $18 for students under 18. The Art Center – Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road; League of Women Voters Public Candidate Debate Oct. 21, 1:30pm. The following candidates for county office participate in an open debate: Chris Kennedy (D) and Mike Nerheim (R), States Attorney; Keith Brin (R) and Rupam Dave (D), Circuit Court Clerk; Bob Bednar (R) and Mary Ellen Vanderventer (D), Recorder of Deeds; and Thomas Rudd (D) and Steve Newton (R), Coroner. The debate is co-sponsored by The Leagues of Women Voters of Highland Park/Highwood, Deerfield and Lake Forest/Lake Bluff. Lake Forest Senior Center, Dickinson Hall, 100 E. Old Mill Road.

Ave.; Tails of Hope Fall Fashion Show Benefit Oct. 25, 7-9pm. Join My Best Friend’s Closet and Salon Vole for the first Fall Fashion Show, benefiting Tails of Hope, a no-kill, non-profit animal rescue and adoption organization. See fall’s hottest looks, along with the latest collection from LANA jewelry. Enjoy raffles, drink specials and music by DJ Gee McKay. $10 suggested donation at the door (includes one drink ticket). The Alley, 210 Green Bay Road, Highwood; Covenant Northbrook Piano Concert Oct. 26, 6:30pm. New Hampshire pianist Fred Moyer performs. 2625 Techny Road; 847-480-6380; HallowFest: A Garden of Good….and Evil Oct. 26-28, 6-9pm (Fri-Sat) and 4-7pm (Sun). Celebrate Halloween in the Chicago Botanic Garden, taking either the “spooky” or “friendly” paths. $17, $20 at the door. 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe; 847-835-5400;

Glenview Concert Band Performance Oct. 21, 2pm. The 55-musician Glenview Concert Band performs. $2. Lakeview Room of the Park Center, 2400 Chestnut St., Glenview; 847-724-4793.

Special Kids Network Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament Oct. 27, 6pm. The main beneficiary for this year’s no limit tourney is Keshet, with JRDF as special recipients. The grand prize is a $10,000 main event buy-in at the 2013 World Series of Poker. Fields BMW, 700 W. Frontage Road, Northfield; 847-282-3171;

Alliance Francaise du North Shore Meets Oct. 22, 1pm. Rachel Beaudry – proprietor of Winnetka’s new Café Fleurette, a boulangerie and coffee counter inside the Winnetka Metra train station at Elm – explains the importance of fresh foods for maintaining the simple joys of daily life. $10/NM at the door. Wilmette Public Library Auditorium, 1242 Wilmette

Hadassah Associates and Congregation Beth Shalom Annual Breakfast Oct. 28, 9:30am. The annual breakfast features the discussion “2012 General Election – The Candidates and How They Can Impact Israel.” Guest speakers are Paul Green, Director of Policy Studies at Roosevelt University and WGN Radio

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political commentator; and Bill Cameron, WLS Radio political reporter. $7. Congregation Beth Shalom, 3433 W. Walters Ave., Northbrook; 847-205-1900; The Jewish Family in Recovery Oct. 28-Nov. 18, 10:30am-12pm (Sundays). This program is for Jewish parents with teenage or young adult children actively abusing/addicted to alcohol or other drugs. Learn the difference between use, abuse, and addiction, its impact on the family, resource options and the concepts of enabling and recovery. $60/series, $90/couples. Jewish Child and Family Services, 255 Revere Drive, Northbrook; 847-745-5422; Rotary Club of Northbrook Tailgate Party Oct. 28, 11am-3pm. Watch the Chicago Bears take on the Carolina Panthers at this tailgate event, featuring big-screen TVs, burgers, hot dogs, chili, a silent auction and games for all ages. Enter a raffle for big cash prizes. Proceeds fund local charities, academic/ vocational scholarships and international projects such as End Polio Now. $25, free for 10 and under, $100/raffle ticket (win $10,000, $1,500 or $1,000). Hilton Chicago/ Northbrook, 2855 Milwaukee Ave.; 847-309-1432; YMCA Spooky Halloween Party Oct. 28, 2-6pm. The party offers fun for all ages, including two haunted houses, inflatables, costume contests, trick-or-treat track and the Spooky Boat Ride. Exclusive access for special needs children from 1-2pm. $10/NM families. 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook; 847-272-7250; JLI Kaballah Course Oct. 28 and 30. The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute’s six-course “The Kabbalah of You: A Guide to Unlocking Your Hidden Potential,” is available on Sundays and


Tuesdays. Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook, 2095 Landwehr Road; 847-564-8770; Beth El Documentary Screening Oct. 30, 7:45pm. North Suburban Synagogue Beth El hosts this screening of “Race to Nowhere.” The documentary features a concerned mother turned filmmaker, aiming her camera at the culture of hollow achievement and pressure to perform that has invaded America’s schools. 1175 Sheridan Road, Highland Park; 847-432-8903x234; Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit Holiday Craft Boutique Nov. 3, 9am-3pm. The 31st annual boutique features gifts from more than 50 vendors. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to local food pantries. 30 Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire; 847-945-1550. “Bari’s Bazaar” Fundraiser Nov. 3, 10am-4pm. Participating vendors are donating at least 20 percent of sales to The Friends of Bari Rubenstein Fund. Rubenstein contracted a staph infection in 2011, leaving her a quadriplegic and permanently on a ventilator. Suggested $5 donation. The Westin Hotel, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling;; Friends United for Juvenile Diabetes Research Benefit Nov. 3, 6:30pm. The Highland Park-based organization hosts “The Voice for the Cure,” featuring entertainment by Michael Israel and Danny Chaimson and the Gold Coast All Stars. Enjoy designer cocktails and top-notch food stations. Registration required. $175, $75/guests under 30. Resolution Digital CONTINUED ON PAGE 6



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Oct. 19, 10-11:30am. Claire Cross shows color slides of charming folk art reflecting our young nation. $9/M, $11/NM.

ACTIVITIES Men’s Club Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am. Women and guests are welcome. + Oct. 16, Ronald McDonald House: Keeping Families Together. + Oct. 23, Chicago’s Classic Restaurants: Past, Present & Future. + Oct. 30, Role of Oakton Community College in Education. The History of Presidential Debates Oct. 16-Nov. 6, 1-2:30pm (Tuesdays). Put the electoral process and candidates in context with this series led by Barry Bradford. $9/M, $11/NM per session. Masterpieces of Silent Cinema Oct. 17, 12:30-3:30pm. Reid Schultz discusses F.W. Murnau’s “Sunrise.” $10/M, $12/NM. Pickleball Oct. 17-Dec. 19, 2-4pm. Pickleball is similar to playing tennis with a ping pong paddle on a badminton court. Drop-in play is available. $7/M, $9/NM per weekly session. Eight Great Presidents Oct. 18 and 25, 1-2:30pm. Historian Gary Midkiff presents his top eight presidents. $19/M, $24/NM. Find Great Travel Deals on the Internet Oct. 18, 1-3pm. Gene Chodash shows how to find low cost airfare, hotels, cruises, and rental cars. Basic Internet knowledge required. $10/M, $15/NM. The Story of American Art

What You Need to Know About Diabetes Oct. 22, 1-2pm. Michele Corrado shows how to control daily sugar intake and feel better. The New Germany Through Cinema Oct. 22, 1-3:30pm. Anette Isaccs presents the Oscar-winning “The Lives of Others.” $9/M, $11/NM. The Colonial Life of an American Jewish Family Oct. 24, 1-2:30pm. Understand Abigail Levy Franks’ dreams for her children through the letters she wrote to them. Conducted by Leah Polin and Dawn Schuman. $9/M, $11/NM. Those Were the Days Radio Players Halloween Special Oct. 26, 10-11:30am. Experience old-time radio thrillers, such as “The Shadow,” “Lights Out” and “Inner Sanctum.” $9/M, $11/NM.

Better Balance Oct. 29-Dec. 19, 1-1:45pm (Mon-Wed); Oct. 30-Dec. 20, 1-1:45pm (Tue-Thu). Enhance core strength, balance, flexibility, coordination and stability. $59/M, $69/NM. Fascinating, Yet Overlooked Americans Nov. 1 and 8, 1-2:30pm. Historian Gary Midkiff presents Americans who, although important, are not usually thought of as integral to our history. $19/M, $24/NM. Dancing Around The World Nov. 2-Dec. 14, 9:30-11:30am. Edith Spear teaches how to move to the music of many different countries. $70/M, $83/NM. Needle Felted Flowers Nov. 7, 1-2pm. Suzanne Ditsler shows how to do needle felting with roving (unspun wool). $19/M, $23/NM.

Take part in a variety of historical and presidential programs this month at the NSSC. French Art and Architecture Nov. 7, 1-2:30pm. Tish Robinson explores the tradition-rich region of the Ile-de-France. $9/M, $11/NM. Russia: President Putin’s Hollow Victory Nov. 9, 10-11:30am. Although Putin won the March election, inflation is out of control and many Russians wish to leave. Discuss the possibility of a Russian Spring for Democracy with Keki Bhote. $9/M, $11/NM. Seven Wonders of the Modern World Nov. 12, 1-2:30pm. Bill Helmuth selects seven wonders from his years of worldwide adventures. Held at the Morton Grove campus. $8/M, $10/NM. The Passion of Joan of Arc Nov. 14, 12:30-3:30pm. Reid Schultz screens and analyzes the groundbreaking 1928 film

classic by Carl Dreyer. $10/M, $12/NM. TRIPS Richard H. Driehaus Museum Oct. 19, 9am-3pm. View works from the Driehaus collection of fine and decorative furnishings, original to this relic of America’s Guilded Age. Lunch is at Lawry’s Restaurant, located in the 1890s McCormick mansion. Departs from Northfield. $95/M, $115/NM. Shedd Aquarium Visit and Tour Nov. 2, 9:30am-4:30pm. Connect with sea creatures of all types and enjoy a behind-thescenes tour, special exhibition, Oceanarium show and exhibits. Includes transportation and box lunch. Departs from Morton Grove. $85/M, $99/NM. North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Road, Northfield; 847-784-6030; CALENDAR, PAGE 5 Studios, 2226 W. Walnut St., Chicago; 847-831-5558;

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JCYS Holiday Bazaar Nov. 5, 9am-7pm. The JCYS Lutz Family Center’s annual bazaar is a juried event, featuring unique local vendors. Shop for jewelry, clothing, décor, books, housewares and more. Complimentary childcare available from 11:30am-5pm. A portion of proceeds benefit the JCYC scholarship fund. 800 Clavey Road, Highland Park; 847-433-6001; CUMC Fair Trade Gift Boutique Nov. 10, 9am-3pm. Christ United Methodist Church Deerfield hosts its second annual boutique, featuring items handcrafted by women in developing countries. Proceeds go directly to artisans. 600 Deerfield Road; 847-945-3040; Illinois Holocaust Museum Holiday Bazaar Nov. 10 and 11, 10am-4pm. This world market extravaganza features unique gifts, homewares, and jewelry from across the globe. Popular vendors return, along with brand new merchants. Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie; Glenkirk Seeks Program Book Sponsors Nov. 26, 3-9pm. Glenkirk is participating in the Kids’ Heart of Glenview – “Dinner and a Movie” event, taking place at the Glen 10 Regal Theatres. Proceeds directly support individuals with intellectual disabilities in residential, vocational and day programs. Sponsors are needed for the program books, with half-page, full-page and “Charity Heart Sponsor” opportunities (includes print and online media, plus screen exposure between movies) available. Sponsorships are taxdeductible. $300, $500 and $1,000. 847-504-2733.

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CHILDREN Glitzy Girls Club: The Sister Spot Oct. 17, 6-7:30pm. Grab your girlfriends and join the Glitzy Girls, celebrating “sisterhood” at this night filled with craft projects, music, games, raffle prizes, dancing and a surprise guest. Enjoy pizza, a dessert buffet and take home a “glam” goodie bag. $27/R, $33.75/NR.

FAMILY Halloween Spooktacular Oct. 19, 5:30-8pm. Have a fun and safe Halloween indoors, featuring a moon bounce, age-appropriate ghoulish games, creepy crafts, entertainment and a pumpkin scavenger hunt. Pizza and other goodies are available for purchse. Costumes optional. Ages 2-10 with parent. $6.

Smocks and Jocks Oct. 23. Register for this new program, featuring a powerful combination of sports and art. Participants play and learn in the gym for 45 minutes with Mighty Kidz Staff, then visit the art studio for 45 minutes with the Young Rembrandts. $142/R, $177.50/NR. 224-521-2558.

Camping 101 Oct. 19 and 20, 7:30pm-8am. The Grove and REI Northbrook present overnight family camping. Learn the basics of setting up tents, cooking out and other activities. Tent and cooking equipment provided. Registration required. $60/R parent/child pair, $80/NR.

Take a Walk! Read a Book! Thru Oct. 28. Enjoy fall while walking the StoryWalk trail in Little Bear Garden. Read “Ouch!” by Ragnhild Scamell and find out how Hedgehog’s friends help her solve a prickly winter nest preparation problem.

Hay Rides at The Grove Oct. 20 and 28. Take in fall’s splendor from a tractor-drawn wagon filled with bales of hay. Roast marshmallows and pop corn over a roaring campfire. Registration required. $7/R, $8.75/NR. 847-299-6096. Annual Corn Harvest Festival Oct. 20, 10am-4pm. Experience harvest time from an earlier era when corn was picked by hand. Take part in farm activities, enjoy wagon rides and meet the Wagner Farm animals. Assorted harvest food treats are available for purchase. $3, free for children under 3. Trail Walk Oct. 27, 11am. Join a trained naturalist for a glimpse of the plants, native animals and wetlands that make their home on the prairie. Leaves from the Tyner Interpretative Center. 847-299-6096.


Enjoy German cuisine beyond brats and beer Oct. 16 at the Glenview Public Library. Celebrate Golf-toberfest Thru Oct. 31. Visit the course at the Glenview Park Golf Club thru October and check out the festive decorations. Shop for online deals, clearance bargains in the shop, and food and beverage specials at The Café. 847-724-0250; Tyner Interpretive Center/Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie Thru Oct. 31 (Saturdays and Sundays), 9am-

3pm. Exterior exhibits and walking trails through the prairies are open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset. Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie, 2400 Compass Road, Glenview; 847-299-6096. The Grove’s Arts and Craft Faire Nov. 1-4 and 8-11, 10am-8pm (Thu-Fri) and 10am-5pm (Sat-Sun). Features more than 50 juried Midwestern artisans, displaying a selection of handcrafted items for Christmas,

SENIORS All-Community Indoor Garage Sale Oct. 20, 9am-1pm. Community members may reserve tables for this indoor sale, sponsored by the Glenview Senior Center. $25/table, $35/pair. East Wing of Park Center. Candy Cane Holiday Bazaar Nov. 7 and 8, 10am-2pm (Wed) and 9am12pm (Thu). Find handmade gifts, artwork, children’s items and baked goods, as well as a unique sampling of heirloom skills and handcrafts. Lunch available from 11am-1pm Nov. 7. Park Center Senior Wing. Glenview Park District, 2400 Chestnut Ave.; 847-724-5670; 847-724-4793;

Glenview Public Library ADULTS Culinaria Germania Oct. 16, 7pm. There is more to German cuisine than brats and beer, especially when regional differences are taken into consideration. Led by Anette Isaacs, M.A., German historian. Free tasting included. GlenVIEWINGS Film Series Oct. 19, 2 and 6:30pm. 2011’s “A Separation.” A casual discussion follows. Glenview Cemeteries: Lore and Legend Oct. 24, 7-8:30pm. Gather to hear tales of historic Glenview cemeteries, along with some of their eternal residents. Book Bites: Reading Social Nov. 1, 7pm. Discuss “A Visit From the Goon

Squad” by Jennifer Egan at the Glenview House. Meets monthly. eReader Technology Fair Nov. 3, 10am-2pm. Join Abt Electronics, Barnes & Noble, and Library staff for an opportunity to learn about the latest in eReaders and mobile devices. Houdini, His Life and Legend Nov. 6, 7pm. Magician and author William Pack uses storytelling and historical magic recreations, going beyond the myth and bringing the icon’s story to life. Mystery and Horror During the Golden Age of Radio Nov. 13, 7pm. Steven Darnall, radio historian and publisher of “Nostalgia Digest,” presents

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sound clips and lively commentary from some of radio’s best known mystery and horror programs, such as “Escape,” “Inner Sanctum” and “Lights Out.” TEENS Movie and Trivia Contest – “The Hunger Games” Nov. 2, 5:30-8:30pm. Enjoy a screening of the film, plus trivia, prizes and light refreshments. Registration required by Nov. 1. Ages 13-18. CHILDREN Scared Silly Stories Oct. 21, 2-2:45pm. Actor and storyteller Chris Fascione tickles your goosebumps with slightly spooky stories. Registration required. The Glen Town Center; Halloween Parade and Storytime Oct. 27, 10:30-11:15am. Come dressed in costume for a monstrously fun morning. Join the parade through the Library, followed by a special storytime. Cameras encouraged. Registration required. Up to age 6 with adult. Fall StoryWalk Thru Oct. 28. Read “Ouch!” by Ragnhild Scamell as you stroll along the path and read the story to find out how Hedgehog’s friends help her solve a prickly winter nest preparation problem. Little Bear Garden at Gallery Park, 2001 Patriot Blvd., Glenview. Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road; 847-729-7500;

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Tips on How to Protect Children from Cyberbullying The mass proliferation of Internet and communication technologies has made it possible for adolescents to remain in constant contact with one another. When the school day ends, tools such as texting, instant messaging, email and cell phones provide a broad technological playground in which teens Dr. Michael Clatch can interact and hopefully grow. Communication and Internet technology use among teens not only fosters social interaction but also promotes technological skill development – critical for the teen as he or she matures into adulthood. While the expansion of technology has created new opportunities for interaction among adolescents and their peers, it has also created a new foundation for bullying: cyberbullying. Cyberbullying results when bullying tactics such as name calling, harassment and spreading rumors transpire via internet and communication technologies. This type of bullying takes place in “real time,” and can make it difficult for the individual to escape. In the past, bullying that occurred in schools typically ended when the student went home for the evening or weekend. Cyberbullying, on the other hand, continues beyond the borders of the school, creating a situation in which the teen may feel as if he or she cannot escape being bullied. Cyberbullying has implications for the physical health and well being of the victim. While increased anxiety and stress are common in victims of bullying, cyberbullying

may continually perpetuate these symptoms for the victim as the process reaches into the home outside of normal school hours. For this reason, cyberbullying may have more of a detrimental impact on the victim because of its duration. For parents and caregivers, the simplest option for protecting their children may be to restrict use of Internet and communication devices. Even though this approach may limit the victim’s exposure to bullying, the reality is that these tactics will not protect the victim from the scope, reach or extent of cyberbullies. Additionally, psychological research has consistently demonstrated that most adolescents prefer to deal with cyberbullying on their own. As a result, many will not confide in their parents regarding the problem. Given the fact that many parents may not know their children are being cyberbullied, the challenge is to create an environment in which cyberbullying may be detected before it becomes detrimental to the health and well being of their child. What this suggests is that parents may not be able to be able prevent cyberbullying altogether and further they may not even be able to encourage their children to talk to them about the problem when it occurs. However, parents can carefully monitor certain aspects of their child’s computer and phone use to identify incidents of cyberbullying. In addition, parents can work to create strong relationships with their children so that communication about important issues is possible. One pertinent approach to identifying cyberbullying is for parents to locate computers in a common area of the home, such as the living room. Locating a family computer in a common area will enable parents to review the computer’s history

to determine if problems have occurred. In addition, this tactic will also limit the child’s privacy, making it possible to detect problems. Additionally, parents should consider setting up email and chat accounts with their children. While some teens may be unwilling at first, parents should remind their children that they wouldn’t use the information to invade their privacy. The information should be used if problems arise or when cyberbullying is suspected. Even though both of these approaches will help parents detect cyberbullying, communication with children and teens is a foundational component of prevention. Specifically, parents should talk to their teens about whose names are on their chat, text and email lists. Parents should not only be able to identify names but also should ask their teen how they know a particular person. During conversations with teens, parents

should also ask if their teen is aware of cyberbullying, if they have experienced it or if they know someone that has been a victim. Although communication with adolescents can be difficult, parents can be a vital source of information and support. Let teens know that cyberbullying is wrong, and reassure them that it is not their fault. Preventing cyberbullying is a sizable challenge for parents, one that requires a proactive approach. Adolescents often do not recognize the threats they face and may be unwilling to allow their parents to help. By following some simple steps, parents can keep their kids safe while building positive and healthy relationships. 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

Recent Happenings

1. The Chai Hadassah North Shore Group hosted Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg on Sept. 12 at the Glen Club in Glenview. Steinberg spoke about the upcoming elections and his book “You Were Never in Chicago.” $1,500 was raised at the presentation for Hadassah Medical Organization. Pictured above with Steinberg are (from left) June Golf, Haley Hacker, Lisa Zimnowodzki, Lana Lake and Michelle Solomon. 2. Highwood is in the spooky spotlight as part of HGTV’s new show “Pumpkin Wars,” airing at 7pm Oct. 31. The Great Pumpkin Fest 2012 is featured, as the community competes with Keene, N.H. to set the Guinness World Record for most lit jack-o-lanterns in one location. 3. Northbrook Allstate agency owner Jeanne Nuccio recently received the

Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for her commitment to helping others and community service. The Allstate Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to Resources for Community Living, where Nuccio volunteers. Now in its 60th year, the foundation has given more than $300 million in contributions, with nearly $2 million to Illinois in 2011. 4. Allan J. Jacobs of Lake Forest has been re-elected president of B’nai B’rith International – the world’s oldest and most widely known Jewish humanitarian, human rights and advocacy organization – by the Board of Governors at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. During his first term, Jacobs led numerous B’nai B’rith delegations on global missions, including meetings with Israeli President Shimon Peres, Pope Benedict XVI and Jordan’s King Abdullah II, among others.

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See Roanoke, Virginia – The Star of Blue Ridge Parkway I’m standing at the Roanoke Outlook, just beneath the Mill Mountain Star. It’s the world’s largest freestanding illuminated man-made star, constructed in 1949, and I’m looking out on the magnificent Roanoke Valley. It’s beautiful here, but there’s still more to do at the Outlook. Like marvel at wild animals at the Mill Mountain Zoological Park. Mira Temkin Or hike along the Appalachian Trail. Or see the Discovery Center, with its interactive exhibits of environmental education. Called the best outdoor town on the East Coast, Roanoke is a fascinating place to visit. Filled with history and art museums, as well as the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, I could have stayed longer than just a few days. Downtown Roanoke – Where History Comes Alive The showpiece of the city is Hotel Roanoke, built in 1882 around the time railroad was king, and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The elegant ambience preserves the nostalgic feel of a historical railroad hotel with contemporary amenities. Guests and locals alike enjoy Regency Room dining with their famous signature dish, peanut soup and spoon bread, served since the hotel opened. For convenience, the hotel is connected to the downtown area by a pedestrian walkway. Roanoke also has a world-class art museum in its midst. Showcasing modern American

art with decorative arts, folk and regional art, the Taubman Museum of Art boasts more than 2,000 permanent works. The structure is a work of art unto itself. I loved the collection of Judith Leiber handbags, especially the personalized Roanoke Star Clutch decorative she created for the city. History buffs will enjoy walking along the Railwalk – a convenient half-mile trek along an outdoor museum featuring interactive signage, displays and whistles – detailing Roanoke’s railroad history to the present day. I learned more about famous railroad photographers at the O. Winston Link Museum, located in the former Norfolk & Western Railway Station. The museum features a brief film and collection of photography from a man whose passion for the rail is now preserved for generations. Virginia’s Blue Ridge Driving along the parkway, I couldn’t help but get caught up in its serene majesty. The 469 miles of Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Scenic Byway and All-American Road, the most visited in the U.S. National Park System. Smith Mountain Lake, the “Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains,” is where the recent Hallmark original movie “Lake Effects” was filmed. The resort is filled with lots of familyfriendly activities. Also along the parkway is the Booker T. Washington National Monument, where you can learn more about this prominent African American educator and orator. The Crooked Road – Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail Traditional bluegrass, old-time string bands and gospel music are the soul of Virginia. Experience authentic mountain music at


Smith Mountain Lake is considered the “Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains.” its birthplace, along the 300 miles of The Crooked Road. At the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum of Ferrum College in Rocky Mount, learn all about Appalachian folklore and culture. Music festivals are held yearround. So no matter when you go, the crafts, quilts, coon dog races, horse pulls, vintage farm machinery, car culture, and old-time foods are a great way to get a feel for these traditions. Find your way to Roanoke this fall and be a

“leaf peeper.” It promises to be quite a show.; Mira Temkin is a Highland-Park based freelance writer whose articles have appeared in Chicago Tribune, Family Time Magazine, and six-00-three-five magazine. In addition, she’s a high-energy copywriter working with advertising and marketing services clients. She can be reached at


Pumpkin Dessert ‘Creme” of the Crop I like to cook “seasonally” whenever possible. Taking advantage of whatever is grown locally is also a plus. You can’t drive more than 20 minutes without seeing fresh pumpkins, sold right after they’ve been cut from the vine. There are all kinds of fresh, local produce available for those who take the time to find them. It’s tasty, healthy and Chef Kim Bisk supports our local farm community. Let’s get back to the pumpkin. I’d like to highlight its versatility with a dessert that you may not have considered – pumpkin crème brulee. While this recipe is not really difficult, it is one of those dishes that require your complete attention. So no texting or talking on the phone while making it, please. Not being in constant contact with the world for 30 minutes isn’t going to kill you. Plus, when you finally do connect with the world and tell them what you made, I’m sure you’ll get a ton of “likes.” Pumpkin Brulee (makes 10-12 servings) 4 cups heavy cream 2 tsp vanilla extract 16 egg yolks (save the whites for an omelet) ¼ cup light brown sugar ¾ cup sugar 1 tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp salt ⅛ tsp ground cloves 1 cup fresh pumpkin (boiled and pureed) ¼ cup sugar (for top) 10-12 medium-sized ramekins [1] Heat oven to 325. [2] Take a good slice

of pumpkin and cut it into pieces. Boil those pieces until they become soft. [3] Remove pumpkin from pot, and puree until creamy. [4] In a heavy saucepan, heat the heavy cream and vanilla over a medium heat. Bring to a simmer. [5] In a medium bowl, whisk your egg yolks. [6] Add the brown sugar, white sugar (3/4 cup), cinnamon, salt, cloves and cup of pumpkin puree to the bowl. [7] Slowly pour a cup of the heated cream mixture into the egg mixture, stirring constantly. [8] Now pour the contents of that bowl into the saucepan containing the remaining cream mixture, and whisk briskly for one minute. [9] Pour into ramekins. [10] Arrange ramekins in a roasting pan. Fill pan with water until halfway up the ramekin. [11] Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until set. Now cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least four hours before serving. [12] Just before serving, those with brulee torches can sprinkle a little sugar over each for caramelizing. Serve immediately and enjoy! Chef Kim Bisk and her husband Ellory own and operate Kim & Ellory’s Kitchen – providing personal chef and catering services to northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Visit them at


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• CHICKEN PARMIGIANA Boneless breast breaded topped w/ mozz. cheese & marinara sauce with side pasta

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October 2012

School Happenings Willowbrook School Bingo Night Volunteers are needed for the school’s Bingo Night, held at 6:30pm Oct. 19. Enjoy food, games and prizes. The PTO is also accepting new/gently used toys for donation to needy children. $8.50/dinner, $4/bingo only. 2500 Happy Hollow Road, Glenview;

formerly Gates of Learning. A recent NSCI survey indicated that grandparents are interested in participating in early education, and that parents are looking for class programs able to accommodate different schedules. Visit online for more information. 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe; 847-835-0724;

Winnetka’s Great Pumpkinfest Winnetka Public School Nursery holds its 18th annual Great Pumpkinfest from 10am2pm Oct. 20, featuring entertainment, rides, food, crafts, games, an old-fashioned cake walk and more. Winnetka Village Green, Maple and Elm streets; 847-446-5153;

Glenview Methodist Preschool Gardening In addition to planting, watering and harvesting the school vegetable garden, Glenview Methodist preschoolers also helped water the community garden – created as an Eagle Scout Project by Matt Chorvat, GMPS alumnus and member of Troop 69. Produce grown is donated to the Northfield Township Food Pantry. 727 Harlem Ave.; 847-7293606;

Deerfield Montessori Anniversary Concert Deerfield Montessori School hosts a free community concert at 4pm Oct. 21 in celebration of the school’s 46th anniversary. Featured are contemporary piano artists and composers Joe Bongiorno, a Lincolnshire native, and Philip Wesley of Nashville, Tenn. 760 North Ave.; 847-945-8661; Adler Park Musical and Ice Cream Social Adler Park School second- and fourth-graders perform the space-based musical “Blast Off!” for their annual fall concert, taking place at 7pm Nov. 1. Students display artwork and teach the audience about various aspects of outer space. An ice cream social follows the concert. Butterfield School, 1441 W. Lake St., Libertyville. North Shore Congregation Israel Re-launches Preschool North Shore Congregation Israel announces the launch of The Preschool @ NSCI,

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School of Saints Faith, Hope & Charity Names New Principal Katie Carden is the new Principal of The School of Saints Faith, Hope & Charity in Winnetka. “I look forward to helping parents and teachers form children who are filled with faith and inspired to make a tremendous impact on the world around them,” said Carden. 191 Linden St.; 847-446-7646; Northbrook Community Nursery School Open Enrollment Northbrook Community Nursery School is enrolling preschoolers for the 2012-2013 school year. The school offers play-based learning programs for ages 18 months-5 years, including a Parent and Tot class. Enrichment programs, such as Lunch Bunch, Lookingglass Theatre and Music Trax are also available. 2700 Willow Road; 847-272-5430;

Special Needs, Special Times By now, you’re probably just about settled into the back-to-school routine. If your child with special needs is anything like Joey, he or she is likely begging for something fun to help unwind after a long day or week in the classroom. Watching your kids acquire new knowledge might also have you yearning for a useful way to enhance your skill set. This edition of “Special Needs, Special Times” has ideas for bringing more personal fulfillment into both of your lives. This late autumn and upcoming early winter, the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association is living up to its belief that fun is for everyone with a full slate of exciting programs. NSSRA participants include adults and children with mental, physical, emotional or other disabilities, visual impairments or behavior disorders, as well as individuals who are on the autism spectrum, who are deaf or hard of hearing, or who have debilitating conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis or Alzheimer’s disease. On Dec. 8, NSSRA will hold a special themed Afternoon Adventures session for ages 7-12 at the Legoland Discovery Center. Registrants are invited to step inside and feel as though they’ve just jumped in to the world’s biggest box of LEGO bricks – more than three million blocks, in fact. The deadline to register is Nov. 16. Signups will be taken until Nov. 2. One week earlier, teens and adults are the center attraction Dec. 1 at the annual NSSRA Bowling Tournament. Pizza, soda pop, mingling with friends and other SRAs, and spending the day competing with fellow bowlers are all on tap. For those who want to learn more about the hundreds of other programs the association offers, a Cultural Arts Open House takes place the evening of Nov. 29. This free event features performances from current NSSRA

Cultural Arts programs such as Choir, Drama and Ukulele Therapy, as well as an artwork showcase from other NSSRA programs. Complimentary activities and refreshments are provided. Another organization I’d like to bring to readers’ attention is the Special Education District of Lake County (SEDOL). SEDOL’s mission is to provide educational programs for children with moderate to very severe disabilities, ranging from birth to age 22 who reside within about 400 square miles of Lake County. At the district’s John Powers Center, applications are being taken for the next session of the popular Sign Language Classes. Both Sign Class I and II are offered weekly, for a total of eight weeks. The next session is slated to begin Jan. 23. If you would like to see your organization featured in our upcoming reports, email information to Contributed by Steven Cohen

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Pet Personals CHEYENNE


Age: 5½ years Breed: Domestic Shorthair Mix Gender: Female My Story: Cheyenne was part of a bonded pair with sister Dove, relinquished due to family allergies. As her sister was recently adopted, Cheyenne is now waiting for her forever home. This brown-and-white tabby is also good with dogs. Come meet her today!

Age: 2 years Breed: Beagle Gender: Male My Story: Do you like sports and other outdoor activities? So do I. I could play for hours outside, and going for walks is a big plus. I also like to watch sports on TV. I don’t care what teams win, as long as they’re from Chicago!



Age: 6 years Breed: Hound/Retriever/Lab Mix Gender: Female My Story: Everyone calls this sweet and gentle girl Libby! She’s great with kids and loves toys, walks, and running in the yard. Housebroken, Libby would do best in a home without other dogs or cats. She can’t wait for a second chance with a family of her own!

Age: 4 years Breed: Domestic Shorthair Gender: Female My Story: Venus de Milo was a real beauty, but I bet she couldn’t catch a mouse to save her life. I’m hoping to be adopted by somebody who likes smart, alert, independent and affectionate cats. Well, that’s me, and you won’t be disappointed if you adopt me!



Age: 3½ years Breed: Domestic Shorthair Mix Gender: Female My Story: Mocha has a beautiful tortoiseshell coat and radiant green eyes. Elegant and charming, she is affectionate as well, following you around to sit on your lap. She does well with confident, easygoing cats, and would love to be part of your home!

Age: 5 years Breed: Pekingese/Spaniel Mix Gender: Male My Story: The word is out that I am going to the groomer. I can’t imagine why. I think I look great just the way I am! My buddy Max just got back from the groomer, though, and he does look pretty good. Come in and let me know what you think of my new look!

Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook; 847-296-6400;

Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter, 2200 Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods; 847-945-0235;

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October 2012

Sandra Scheinbaum, Ph.D


andra Scheinbaum, Ph.D, is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 30 years’ experience and the founder of Feed Your Mind Wellness™, a healthcare consortium specializing in holistic approaches to mental and physical well-being. By blending positive psychology with relaxation techniques, biofeedback, yoga, exercise, and nutrition counseling, Dr. Sandi empowers her clients to lead healthier, happier lives. On October 21, Dr. Sandi welcomes NY Times best-selling author, Dr. Mark Hyman, for “Emerging Approaches to Chronic Illness: Achieving Wellness Within Your Community” at DoubleTree by Hilton in Skokie. This inspiring event will explore how one’s customs, diet and lifestyle are causing chronic health conditions. Through conversation and Q & A, guests will learn how to combat illness together and lead healthier, longer lives. Visit for more information.

847-604-2752 •

Kim Austad


im Austad has been leading the Highland Park EILEEN FISHER team since its opening in February of 2009. As well as just beginning her 10th year with the company in early September and feels “that if you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life”. One of her favorite aspects of EILEEN FISHER’S philosophy is the focus of supporting women and girls through social initiatives that address their wellbeing. And the fact that we also support our local community with volunteerism, education and community partnership grants. We have tried to integrate what’s important in Highland Park into our store and create a community space for women to shop, play and discover what is new in the ever evolving world of EILEEN FISHER. Stop in we’d love to meet you.

640 Central Ave., Highland Park • 847-433-5440 •

Lisa Gold


orth Shore School of Dance owner and director Lisa Gold has dedicated her life to giving children the best dance education on the North Shore. In 1989, she took over her mentors’ one room dance studio of 80 students and now has one location with six studios. The North Shore School of Dance has trained dancers that have gone on to American Ballet Theatre 2, San Francisco Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and Alvin Ailey. Other students have gone on to teach, choreograph, run their own dance companies or dance studios. Lisa has produced The Nutcracker locally for 24 years, making it one of the longest running Nutcracker productions on the North Shore. NSSD is home to three student dance companies, and the longest, most successful summer dance camp programs. Producing outstanding dancers for over 40 years.

505 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park • 847-432-2060 •

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Josie Tenore, M.D. Msc.

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Beauty begins with beautiful skin. My mission is to help you keep your skin healthy: using innovative and scientifically proven products and supplements, and non-surgical skin treatments.” osie L. Tenore, M.D., M.Sc., a graduate of both the University of Toronto, in Toronto, Canada, and Harvard, University. She founded FreshSkin, a skincare and laser medicine center and offers a broad range of services including weight loss, bio-identical hormone therapy, laser treatments, dermal fillers, botox, minimally invasive face lifts and more. Join her on October 29, 2012 for her “liquid face-lift” event, (see accompanying ad) and start looking younger and feel healthier today!

806 Central Ave, Suite 203, Highland Park • 847-681-8821

Pam Gordon


am and Tony Gordon founded Gordon Salons in 1999. They always knew they wanted to go into business together and after Pam graduated from Mac Daniels School of Cosmetology they opened their first salon. After thirteen years in business they now own three salons throughout Chicago and the Northshore. “It was always important to us that our family revolve around our careers so we created a business that allowed us to do this,” Pam shared. Tony’s grandmother was very influential on Pam’s choice to become a stylist. “Tony’s grandmother was the one that encouraged me the most, she was a fantastic woman who had her own salon in Hyde Park, so she knew what kind of life it would allow me to have as a mother, stylist, and business woman.” Pam has a true passion for hair and feels she chose the perfect profession because it allows her to give back to others and the community.

653 Central Avenue, Highland Park • 847-266-7777 •

Pamela Batson


am’s Pet Sitters was born in 2003 out of my love for and dedication to animals, and working with them is tremendously rewarding. Our agency, located in Winnetka and serving the entire North Shore, is fully licensed, bonded, insured. Our goal is to treat your pets as if they were our own. We offer daily dog walks and in-home care daily and on most holidays. We are also pleased to announce that we now offer pet taxi service. If you seek dependable, loving pet care service, from mid-day walks to vacation care, please contact us at (773) 531-1871, or by email at: Website: • 773-531-1871 •

Randi Brill


eacher Peach creator, Randi Brill founded her first company, Quarasan (qwar-a-san) in 1982. She’s built that 40-person company into a leading educational product developer, creating educational classroom content for publishers and school districts. Randi is personally committed to helping the education industry transform and evolve to meet the changing needs of today’s teachers, administrators, parents, and of course—students. She believes teachers are the heart and soul of education. So, Randi talked to teachers about their work and their frustrations. Teachers are charged with inspiring and motivating students, while responding to growing pressures; Randi recognized that teachers could benefit from some inspiration and motivation, too. Teacher Peach was born in that realization. The company has a virtual store on and a new retail location in Downtown Highland Park at 458 Central Avenue.

458 Central Avenue • 847-926-7298 •

Francie Stavish


onsidering the Assistance You May Need When Downsizing Your Residence, or When A Loved One Passes Away? Francie Stavish, is a trusted, experienced professional. Her organizational skills and respect for privacy help during delicate times. She takes responsibility for overwhelming practical challenges with her compassionate, positive personality, taking action only with your permission. These qualities have contributed to her years of success in business. Her fully bonded and insured services include: Helping a loved one downsize to a smaller home, retirement community, or senior care facility. Sorting/organizing paperwork, medical/household bills, and taxes. Thoroughly searching all nooks and crannies for misplaced, hidden or overlooked valuables. Arranging appraisals of personal property. Packing up and arranging donation pick-ups. Please contact her for a complimentary consultation.

3083 Lexington Lane, Glenview • 847-498-6910 •

Sherry Levin & Dawn Pye


hat began as a chance meeting at a local hardware store between two women who shared a passion for entertaining, home decorating, cooking and fashion has flourished into one of Highland Park’s most popular gift boutiques. They are now proudly established for nearly three years on Central Avenue. Style Shack is the “go to” boutique for priced-right jewelry, fashion accessories, home goods, hostess gifts spa essentials and more! Unique merchandise, coupled with personalized attention and complimentary gift packaging has contributed to Style Shack’s success. Mention this ad for a 15% discount one item.

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women in business Build Your Brand to Stay Competitive in Today’s Market Building a brand is essential for small businesses hoping to thrive in a competitive business market. Because consumers are still pinching pennies and looking to stretch every dollar, today’s market is as competitive as ever. A brand can be used to effectively explain to potential customers what you and your products provide, as well as how you and your products differ from those offered by competitors. When building a brand, one of the first things a small business owner must do is define his or her brand – essential, but not always easy. The following tips can help small business owners define their brand. Understand and explain your mission. Small business owners clearly want to make money, but the mission of the company should go beyond padding a bank account. This mission should define the company’s reason for being. Try to write why the company exists in a few short sentences, then ask others in the company to do the same. For example, if your company is making an eco-friendly alternative to a popular product, then explain that your mission is to provide consumers with eco-friendly alternatives to traditional products. Explain your philosophy and keep in mind that your mission might change as your company evolves. Explain why your product is beneficial. Another step to defining a brand is to explain why it’s necessary. This includes describing product features and services provided. You want to separate your product and your company from its competitors, so be as specific as possible. Know your customers. It helps to know who your customers are and what they want.

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Thanks to the Internet, customer feedback and consumer opinion is now easier to attain than ever before. While direct feedback on your product is beneficial, you can also visit online forums in which consumers discuss their experiences, both good and bad, with other products and other companies. Use that information to your advantage, and never assume you know what your customers want. Understanding your customers is an ongoing process, as their needs and wants are likely to evolve over time. Stay on top of knowing what your customers want so you can continue to meet those needs. Think about what you want your company’s reputation to be. Branding also involves managing your company’s reputation. You want existing customers to react positively when thinking about you, your company and your products. Courteous, attentive and professional customer service goes a long way, as does adhering to your company’s mission. You not only want customers to be return customers, but you also want them to speak positively of you to their friends and family. Seek help. Defining a brand isn’t easy, and if you’re struggling to turn a great product into a successful brand, then don’t be afraid to seek help. Many communities recognize the important role small businesses play in a local economy, and such communities routinely host small business forums and discussions aimed at helping small business owners thrive. In addition, seek advice from established small business owners in your area, who might be able to share both their good and bad experiences, helping you avoid certain mistakes they made when starting out.


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Carlos & Carlos is Italian & French You could make a point that Carlos & Carlos, by virtue of dishes like black angel hair pasta with shrimp and scallops in champagne cream lobster sauce, is one of the most authentic northern Italian restaurants north of the city. Or you can argue that Carlos & Carlos, by offering such specialties as veal Paillard with mushrooms in a Chuck Pecoraro bordelaise garlic sauce, is a reliable destination for legitimate French cooking. What is undeniable, however, is that part Italian, part French, all appealing Carlos & Carlos is a consistently first-rate restaurant. Cool in appearance and contemporary in its perspective of food, it has the menu and mojo to appease the cognoscente of both cuisines. The pasta and veal are examples of the balance and integrity that distinguishes the fare. Northern Italian trademarks like lighter sauces, more herbs and less tomatoes are evident. As are the subtle sauces, delicate contrasts and other nuances synonymous with French bistros and brasseries. Carlos & Carlos came along 18 months ago in downtown Arlington Heights, its third location since 1985 following stops in Chicago and Bensenville. La Tavola, a sister trattoria, made its debut in Niles in May. Until it closed recently, Capriccio’s in Northfield also belonged to this group that includes restaurants, coffee and nut plantations in

Central America. There’s only one Carlos behind the double name – veteran restaurateur Carlos Montiel, whose assistants are brothers Mario and Eddy, the chef at La Tavola. The kitchen in Arlington Heights is in the capable hands of chef Sergio Gutierrez. C&C struts what Italians like to call “una bella figura,” or a beautiful figure. Atmosphere is along the lines of a casual, semi-sophisticated bistro with a brick wall, wine racks embedded in the walls, black ceiling that matches black tablecloths, colorful bar and windows overlooking the passing scene. In one corner of the 96-seat room is a pasta machine that provides a sideshow. Diners observe as dough is rolled into spaghetti, ravioli and other noodles, a visual production of freshness that translates into refreshing flavors. Dining gets underway with complimentary bowls of a tasty tapenade of pureed anchovies, olives and garlic, plus a zesty gorgonzola and butter spread. Smear them on a chunk of warm, crusty bread while sipping on a cocktail or wine and your palate gets primed for courses to come. A star among the starters is Scallops Pistachio, with plump, pan-roasted morsels encrusted with finely chopped nuts and infused with roasted pepper sauce with a tropical hint. The dainty scallops easily embrace the assertive pepper mixture tempered with the saccharine tone of mango and pineapple relish. Pasta and seafood are in harmony in Linguine Pescatore as shrimp, scallops, mussels and clams integrate nicely with the

Linguine Pescatore mixes al dente pasta with shrimp, scallops, mussels and clams. al dente ribbons. The flavor is amplified with shaved garlic and basil in a slightly acidic marinara sauce. Further proof of the kitchen’s expertise with fish is Salmon Carlos, a properly pink fillet broiled and bolstered with sharp Dijon mustard glaze counteracted with a splash of sweet-sour sesame ginger vinaigrette. Northern in origin and bristling with character is Veal Chop Milanese, a hefty hunk lightly pounded, dusted with seasoned breadcrumbs and broiled in a mellow wine sauce. It literally oozes with deep, lingering flavor with every stroke of the knife. The rest of the menu and daily specials don’t let up – dish after artfully arranged dish and small plate bar items of some of the best eating Italy and France have to offer. Good sipping, too, from an international wine

portfolio of 170 top-shelf labels. Desserts keep up with what precedes them with made-in-house sweet treats that seal the meal. Service, with Joshua and Alonzo (they prefer first names only) setting the pace, is attentive and congenial, never intrusive or overly conversational. Carlos & Carlos, 27 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights; 847-259-2600; Entrees: $12-$27. Appetizers, salads, soup and desserts: $5-$10. Tidbits: Just dinner, nightly except Monday. Carryouts and catering. Banquets for up to 95. Live music Wednesday and Thursday. Street parking. Reservations suggested.


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It is in the context of stormy times and turmoil – reminiscent of this exact moment – that I relay the story of our first family trip to Puerto Rico in 1998. My son Sam was a 17-year-old male teenager, which says it all. My daughter Zoe was 7, and terrified of unusual weather patterns like clouds. My wife Merry and I were parents and entrepreneurs trying to make Jim Ardito good decisions and enough of a living to survive the extra taxes and penalties the government places on people who create jobs and add to the country’s productivity. The job of parenting and surviving financially had whittled us down to mere shells of our former selves, so we decided to get the hell out of Dodge and head for the hills of sunny Puerto Rico during the kids’ spring break. This was an awesome idea theoretically, but so was splitting the atom. Our first challenge was finding a place suited to our widely divergent needs and interests. Sam’s focus seemed to be on gaining distance from us and proximity to girls. Zoe wanted to avoid dark clouds and great white sharks. My interests were running, sunning and mixing G&Ts. Merry wanted to non-stop shop. She’s amazing and the only person I know who can shop at a lemonade stand. Even though we had divergent interests, we all agreed on one essential thing: whatever place we picked had to be sunny. I explored travel guidebooks with the fervor of Ponce de León, and when I came across Palmas Del Mar in Puerto Rico, I pounced on it. I read the following excerpt to the family at dinner. “Puerto Rico’s beautiful geographic diversity ranges from stunning, sun-kissed beaches to mountain towns that time seems to have forgotten. Puerto Rico boasts more than its share of sun-filled days. This island only has five completely rainy days per year!” That’s when the crowd went wild! “Only five rainy days per year?” Cripes, Death Valley gets more rainy days than that. So it was written. So we went and as the taxi sped us away from the airport, we were more than pleased. The island was spectacularly lovely and it was dazzlingly sunny and warm. We were all smiles as we zipped along and would have made it to the resort quickly if we hadn’t encountered – dare I say it? – pouring rain. No one said a word. Just a tropical storm, we were all thinking, that teems for a while then moves on. It did stop. For 15 minutes. Then it started again. Zoe began crying, which distracted us, especially since Sam threatened to “knock her damn block off!” Reluctantly, I asked the driver what was happening. His English was broken (not that my Spanish was fixed), but I gleaned enough to understand that the hurricane that had hit the month before had somehow changed the weather ball game completely. All bets and patterns were off. Yup, it only rains five days a year in Puerto Rico, and we hit all five. It rained almost incessantly, though we were able to eke out a couple of hours of sunshine each day. When it happened, you should have seen us scramble for the pool. Gazelles chased by lions do not move with that speed. We’d lie in the warm sun for an hour until we’d see the clouds gathering, and it would begin to rain – again. It poured, but our spirits could not be permanently dampened. Our family sense of humor and deep sarcasm prevailed and instead of Palmas Del Mar, we started calling the resort “Palmas Del Rainos. We really raked the place over the coals, even if they were too wet to light. I even made up a song about it, sung to the tune of “Camelot.”

Feel free to sing along: “It never rains ‘til after breakfast. July and August it just rains a lot. In short there’s simply not, a damper, wetter spot where rains come down until you drown, you swim in puddles on the ground, oh my, I’m feeling out of sorts I wish I could put on my shorts here at Palmas Del Rainos Resort!” And now, we interrupt The Beginning of the End for a completely unrelated recipe that may stave off those who thirst for a dynamite dish. We’ll pick up where we left off next month. Pasta Puttanesca (Lady of the Evening – with Capers and Antics) In Italian, “Puttanesca” means “lady of the evening.” How or why this dish got that name, I have no clue. I also have no clue how this dish relates to Puerto Rico, though it is sunny and warm in its own way. With the anchovies, wine and thyme, it’s really rich and lovely and one of the best dishes this side of the wrong side of town. Singredients Olive oil 5 cloves chopped garlic Entire package of cherry tomatoes (cut in half) 2 cans of anchovies with oil ½ 4 oz. jar of capers ½ cup red wine ¼ cup chicken stock 2 bay leaves Lots of fresh thyme (8-10 plucked branches) 10 leaves of fresh basil (that Basil is always fresh, just ask Rosemary) Salt, pepper, red pepper flakes 1 lb. linguini or thin spaghetti Sheik Technique [1] Fry garlic out in two tablespoons of olive oil. [2] Add anchovies to oil and sauté and stir until it forms a paste. [3] Add cherry tomatoes, capers, heck, the whole rest of the ingredients and simmer away for 15 minutes or so. [4] Boil water for the pasta and cook until Al Dente (cousin of Al Fresco). [5] Pour the pasta into the saucepan, stir and enjoy this sinfully good dish in the evening. That’s the idea. Jim Ardito has been a professional writer for more than 25 years, with experience at ad agencies in Chicago and on his own as President of Ardito Creative Enterprises (ACE), a full-service creative resource for traditional and local businesses and organizations. From websites and email blasts to employee communications and far beyond, ACE serves up heavenly creative that sells like heck! Email or visit

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Kevin Hurst of Glenview’s Chicago Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Center Kevin Hurst is director of operations for the new Chicago Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Center in Glenview. The 106year-old non-profit provides programs and services to those who are blind or visually impaired. The new location marks their first expansion outside the main facility in downtown Chicago.

work? KH: If I am not playing with the two cutest and smartest dogs in the world – Skyler, an 8-year-old Brussels Griffon, and Hayden, a 5-year-old Scottish Terrier – you will usually find me either training for a marathon or triathlon, or experimenting in the kitchen with new flavors and cooking techniques.

WH! What was your very first job? KH: My first paying job was in high school as a lifeguard. It sounded like a really cool job – a way to get a good tan and blow a whistle. I never had to save anyone, which was a good thing since I graduated high school and was only 5’3” tall. The downside was having to close the children’s pool so that it could be cleaned from “accidents.” My first non-paying job entailed sweeping floors at the local barber shop. The upside was that I got to eat all of the bubble gum I wanted.

WH! What’s your best advice for someone just starting a business in the local area? KH: Being a new resident of Chicago, I was not completely familiar with Glenview and the northern suburbs. As it came time to remodel the building, I leveraged local partners (identified through the chamber of commerce membership list) who would most likely know how to navigate the system (hoping to reduce my frustrations and additional gray hairs). I think it is also imperative to develop a strong working relationship with the Village staff. I appreciate the strictness of the policies, but I appreciate even more the helpfulness of the staff.

WH! Outside of your current field, what other occupations, if any, have you pursued? KH: My previous corporate position with JPMorgan Chase started preparing me for my formal role within the non-profit arena. I was the vice president of community development (in Ohio) in which I managed both marketing/ community outreach for the mortgage line of business, as well as philanthropic giving from the foundation for our service markets. In this capacity, I was invited to join numerous boards and committees and truly gained insight into the needs of the larger community. This ultimately led me to pursue a new career path in non-profits. I have been involved in the launch of new organizations, as well as the strategic reorganization of others. WH! What’s your favorite way to relax after

WH! Tell us about one person or company who has been instrumental in the success of your business and explain why. KH: I had a manager years ago, shortly after graduating college, that taught me to truly think “outside of the box” (before it was a cliché to say ‘outside of the box’). She lived by the motto that no idea is a bad idea. Being in banking at the time, I tended to live in a more traditional business mindset (left brain) while she was the complete antithesis – more creative and experimental (right brain). Over time, I opened my mind to new ways of thinking and processing, which has helped me grow into a better manager and leader. WH! What’s the next technological

innovation that will change the way we all do business? KH: As an organization that is focused on helping those who are blind or visually impaired, we are forever cognizant of the tools needed for people to remain as independent as possible, regardless of their age. From the young to the not-so young, there are so many advances in technology. Not that we endorse one product over another, however Apple comes pre-loaded with software that speaks and enlarges the font size – which is a great tool for those with visual impairments. The Chicago Lighthouse is one of the leading providers of adaptive equipment in the country. WH! Name your favorite book/movie/music. KH: My favorite author has written a series of books about his new life in Provence. Peter Mayle is a British transplant to France and has chronicled he and his wife’s (and dog’s) adventures as they have settled down and explored their adopted country. As an oenophile – i.e. “grape nut” – I have often fantasized about retiring on a vineyard and enjoying the “juice” of my labor. Music also plays an important role in my life, especially as I am training for marathons and triathlons – it keeps my mind off of the pain and acts as a distraction as to how crazy I must be for putting my body through the torture. WH! Why did you start your business in this area of metropolitan Chicago? KH: The Chicago Lighthouse has always had expansion to the North Shore as part of our strategic plan. We knew there were people suffering with visual impairment not being served. Through a generous grant from the North Suburban Healthcare Foundation, our dreams were realized. The grant allowed us

to purchase and renovate a building. Our intuition in this market was correct. Over 75 percent of the patients we are seeing in our Low Vision Clinic are new to the Lighthouse. The other 25 percent are grateful that they no longer have to drive into the city for these services. WH! How does the North Shore or north suburban clientele affect your business? KH: Prior to us opening the new building for business, I conducted focus groups with both the senior adult population, as well as the parents/teachers of youth with visual impairments to better understand the types of programs that we should offer. Not surprisingly, we learned that the North Shore population was more engaged with preventing, managing, and in some cases, reversing visual impairments. For this reason, we have identified professionals in the field to provide lectures on specific topics. Most recently, Dr. Stuart Richer, a leading researcher, kicked off a six-part series on the effects and impact of nutrition and eye health. WH! What’s something your company does for the community that we might not know about (but should)? KH: The Chicago Lighthouse lives by our mission. In fact, of the 230 employees, over 52 percent are blind, visually impaired, or have multiple disabilities and contribute within all levels of the organization. We are constantly looking for new ways to generate revenue streams to support the 28 vital programs. Most recently, the Lighthouse developed a call center to support a healthy employee initiative for Advocate Health Care. 222 Waukegan Road, Glenview; 847-510-6200;

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Mind and Body Connected Open House Mind and Body Connected hosts an open house from 11am-7pm Oct. 16 at its new Prairie View facility, relocated from Highland Park. The mental health agency is comprised of licensed, clinical social workers who are also personal trainers. The agency uses its private gym when appropriate to incorporate physical movement into sessions, helping clients achieve a healthy lifestyle. Free massages and snacks will be available. 16595 Easton Ave., 847-883-0323; Fields Volvo Northfield Achieves LEED Certification Fields Volvo Northfield is the first Volvo dealership in the nation to be awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification. The dealership – carrying a full line of Volvos along with the Fisker Karma electric luxury vehicle

– features more than 100 solar panels, five windmills, large skylights, motion-detecting artificial lights, a pesticide-free garden and counters made of recycled glass. The facility can also recycle oil from oil changes. “This certification further demonstrates Fields’ continued commitment to our communities and the environment,” said General Manager Pat Hubert. 770 Frontage Road; 888-392-3798; RealFit Gym Opens in Highland Park RealFit Gym has opened its doors in Highland Park. The family business provides an attentive and knowledgeable team, offering customized, science-based fitness programming and coaching. Small group classes are available, incorporating fitness tools such as kettlebells, sandbags, ropes, medicine balls, the TRX suspension trainer and others. 1480 Old Deerfield Road, #8; 847-780-4932;

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Chicago Designer Draws Big with Kickstarter Meet Chicago’s Matt Marrocco, unassuming product designer who raised more than $300,000 in 2012 from people who want to learn to draw. Matt launched the “I DRAW ____” series, first with the successful book “I DRAW CARS” and then the “I DRAW COMICS Sketchbook & Dave Kaufman Reference Guide.” Matt used Kickstarter, a platform for raising money for projects. Techlife caught up with Matt right after his project was funded. TL: Hours ago, you just closed a successful round of funding for your book project “I DRAW COMICS.” The goal was $10,000, and due to the help of more than 6,400 people, you ended up raising more than $245,000 on Kickstarter. How do you feel? MM: Honestly, a little overwhelmed. If I hadn’t done a Kickstarter already, I think I’d be freaking out. It’s a lot to manage – keeping in communication with all of the pledgers, solving the myriad unique shipping and logistics issues and making sure everyone is happy. All that aside from the most important goal – successfully delivering on your promise and shipping product. TL: How far in advance did the planning for “I DRAW COMICS” start? MM: Conversations with (professional comic book artist) Ryan Stegman and my manufacturer began late last year, I believe. I was still handling some issues with the “I DRAW CARS” stuff that needed a lot of

attention; once that was all ironed out, I was able to focus on a new creative endeavor. TL: What made you choose Kickstarter? MM: Kickstarter seemed new and exciting – crowd funding in general is still in its nascent stages and has huge potential. I think when I saw how successful the Lunatik watch project by MNML was, I just wanted to do that. I wanted to make a thing that people wanted and deliver it to them – period. To go through the entire process from the very front end ideation phase, to then physically fulfilling orders at the end of the Kickstarter was an incredibly educational experience. And yes, fun. TL: While you are making a profit (I hope), what costs are you seeing? MM: There are costs associated with everything, from running a website to planning logistics to ordering product. I would say the biggest cost is time. My wife and I spend an enormous amount of time discussing projects, product details, timeline, cost, etc. When I’m not at work, I’m working with her on this brand, so any time I get to relax and not think about anything is welcome. I think we need a vacation. TL: What advice would you provide to anyone thinking of using Kickstarter? MM: Three things: Know your audience. Keep your video short. Know your audience. TL: What’s next for the “I DRAW” brand? Will you continue to use Kickstarter? MM: We’ve got lots of exciting ideas in the pipeline – stay tuned. For more, including the complete interview with Matt Marrocco, visit online at

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falls for an attorney opposing the hostile takeover of her family business. $23.50-$30. Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest; 847-735-8554; NSO Eastern European Folk Fest Nov. 4, 4pm. The Northbrook Symphony production features works from seven composers, including Chopin, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky. $8-$45. Sheely Center for the Performing Arts, 2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook; 847-272-0755; Dreamgirls Thru Nov. 4. Features “(And I Am Telling You) I’m Not Going,” “One Night Only” and “I Am Changing.” $41-$49. Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire; 847-634-0200; Matisyahu Nov. 12, 7:15pm. Blending traditional Jewish themes with reggae, rock and hip hop sounds, Matisyahu is best known for his hit “King Without a Crown. ” The Constellations open. $30-$50. Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire; 847-499-5000;

42nd Street Thru Oct. 27. Highland Park Players marks its 25th anniversary with the Broadway classic. $16-$19. Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Ave.; Other People’s Money Thru Oct. 28. A smug, corporate liquidator



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Problems with Public Pensions Did you know that pension funds in Denmark, Norway, Germany and Canada are doing a better job for its members than those in the United Kingdom, the United States and Spain? According to the Pensions Outlook 2012 report, the last three countries have delivered negative real (after inflation) net returns over two periods (Dec. 2001-Dec. 2010 and Dec. 2007Vicki Gerson Jun. 2011). In fact, these three countries are the bottom three of 22 countries compared by reference to returns over a longer period. Pension risk is always a major concern for each of these countries. The amount of pension money people will receive will vary according to the economic growth. Policymakers can ensure default funds are designed to reduce risk in the run up to retirement so workers are protected against market shocks in later years. In today’s economic climate, both the United Kingdom and the United States have this problem. Why? Bad outcomes with investments add up to a bad economy as a whole. When one examines the individual states in economic trouble, taxpayers may need to be called upon to increase pension funding when unemployment is high. The Washington State Actuary stated: “Weak economic environments were correlated with weak investment returns. Lower investment returns created the need to increased contributions at a time when employers and members could least afford them.” The Illinois Legislature has done nothing but kick the can down the road when it

comes to solving the state’s public pension crisis. Financial experts now warn the continued unchecked growth of the state’s pension debt could be a disaster – not only for every business owner in the state, but for every individual taxpayer. There is a strong potential that the state is headed into bankruptcy. Analysts project the state retirement systems will need $131 billion to cover benefits. One problem: there is only $46 billion in the bank! It’s obvious that Illinois has an “abyss,” a “bottomless pit,” and hasn’t figured out ways to keep its commitment to providing retirement security for more than 700,000 downstate teachers, state workers and university employees. “The radical cost cutting and huge tax increases necessary to pay all the deferred costs from the past would become so large that many businesses and individuals would be driven out of Illinois, thereby magnifying the vicious cycle of contracting state services, increasing taxes and loss of the state’s tax base,” says R. Eden Martin, president of the Commercial Club of Chicago, a civic group. The Illinois Constitution guarantees that once this money is earned, pension benefits can’t be lowered. So what will be the outcome? Politicians will need to take a stand and stop hiding from the tough decisions that need to be reached to solve this major problem, or all small and large business owners will suffer. In the end, when a decision is finally reached, most likely business owners and individual taxpayers will pay the price for the lack of fiscal responsibility of our elected politicians. Vicki Gerson is president of Vicki Gerson & Associates, Inc. a Northbrook-based web/ print writing and public relations firm. For more information, visit, email or call 847-480-9087.

Restaurant Happenings Madame ZuZu’s With considerable hype and hoopla, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan unveiled this 1930s-style Chinese teahouse in the Ravinia business district. The snug (only 30 seats) shop occupies a former U.S. Post Office, converted into a cool setting sporting a deco vibe keyed to black-and-white flooring, red walls, metal ceiling and a piano. Self-proclaimed tea devotee Corgan says his objective is a neighborhood gathering place for lectures, art exhibits and live music. The menu focuses on a dozen freshly brewed teas supplemented by coffee and desserts. 582 Roger Williams, Highland Park; 847-926-7434; Chili U Restaurants specializing in chili are as improbable on the North Shore as cactus along Sheridan Road. But that changed when Marc Bianchini introduced this chili citadel in downtown Libertyville. Now chili aficionados can dig into bowls of African chicken, vegan soybean, Mexican meatball, Thai shrimp and more with international flavor and flair. Recipes are intensified with spices, bases and toppings. Off-the-wall desserts include Texas sheet cake and Fluffernutter bread pudding. 547 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville; 847-549-3152; Real Urban BBQ The atmosphere has been aptly described as a mix of Texas roadhouse and garage sale, featuring a colorful collection of decorative pigs. BBQ includes brisket, ribs and chicken sloshed with Kansas City-style or sweet-spicy Texas sauce. Brisket is smoked 14 hours, ribs

are done up wet, dry or rubbed. Other choices are Red Neck Tacos (corn pancakes with jalapenos) and smoked turkey. In keeping with the theme, drinks are served in Mason jars. 1260 S. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills; 847-613-1227; Pancetta Occupying space formerly titled Rooks Corner, this newcomer evolved into an Italian restaurant named after bacon. It strives to deviate from the prototypical hotel dining spot with dishes like spinach salad with pancetta (how appropriate) dressing tossed at the table, pasta with grilled salmon and leeks in Gorgonzola cream sauce, and broiled chicken with broccoli. Local partnerships are maintained with such purveyors as Highland Baking Co., Scala’s sausage and Homer’s ice cream. Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel, 933 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook; 847-897-5501; La Tavola Trattoria A harvest of special dishes to celebrate fall is being offered for dinner. Chef Eddy Montiel’s expanded menu includes such entrees as butternut squash ravioli, pumpkin gnocchi and roast duck a l’Orange in brandy sauce. Seasonal appetizers are smoked duck breast and quail stuffed with sausage and raisins. The made-for-the-occasion items supplement the regular northern Italian cuisine. 8808 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles; 847-376-8294; Contributed by Chuck Pecoraro, author of more than 1,500 reviews and articles. Contact him at

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1. Jerry and Estella Hayes served as keynote speakers Sept. 8 at the North Shore Senior Center’s Active Living Expo, featuring dozens of fitness and wellness exhibitors. The Hayeses appeared on season seven of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” 2. Ravinia Nursery School in Highland Park held its annual popsicle party on Sept. 15. The event was a huge success, thanks to the hard work of Carrie Facchini and many volunteers. 3. The Downtown Highland Park Alliance presented Fashion Week Highland Park Sept. 6-8 in Port Clinton Square, featuring more than 50 area businesses. Funds raised benefit The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) at Highland Park Hospital. 4. Student Council members were inducted Oct. 4 at Maple School in Northbrook, taking an oath with co-sponsors Lynn Reimer and Betsy Johnson.

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