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Summer Dance Camps and Classes Classes offered in Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Lyrical Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, and Pre-Dance

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Pre-Dance Camps for 3-5 year olds

Dancers will enjoy a mini-camp experience each day including a dance class, crafts, and games, based on the theme of their favorite stories. A snack is provided each day during camp for the dancers. Dancers will get to know each theme’s story and characters through movement, books, and videos.

Junior Camps for 5 – 7 year olds

Early Camp Drop Off and Late Pick-Up Hours Celebrate Ragdale Day June 3 in Lake Forest, featuring the restored Ragdale House. Leoleno Children’s Photography Seminar May 25, June 1 and 8, 3:30-4:30pm. Leoleno’s photographic self-portrait class for ages 4-7 makes each child the template for their own artwork. Children and parents have the opportunity to work together creatively. Led by local photographer and art teacher Rebecca Kiel, the class provides children with a 2½ by 3-foot work suitable for framing. $80 (includes all materials, $50 for siblings. 976 Green Bay Road, Winnetka/Hubbard Woods; 847-446-1100; leoleno.com. Lubavitch Chabad Torah Learn-A-Thon May 26, 11:30pm. Take part in an all night

Torah Learn-A-Thon in honor of the Shavuot holiday. Coffee and refreshments will be served. 2095 Landwehr Road, Northbrook; 847-564-8770; chabadnorthbrook.com. Highland Park Memorial Day Ceremony May 28, 11am. Commander Greg Detlie and Local V.F.W. Post #4737 invite the public to this year’s Memorial Day Ceremony, featuring music by the Highland Park High School band. Guests include Mayor Nancy Rotering, Sen. Susan Garrett and Patsy Beniste, Vice President of Education CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

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CALENDAR, PAGE 3 and Community Programs for the Chicago Botanic Garden. Memorial Park bandstand, 405 Prospect Ave. Community Healthbeat Lecture Series May 29. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital hosts Marc Breslow, MD, orthopedic surgeon, who presents “My Painful Shoulder.” Free valet parking and refreshments provided. Registration required (indicate class code 8G52). West End Conference Center, 1775 W. Dempster St., Park Ridge; 800-323-8622; advocatehealth.com/luth Knit or Crochet with Chai Hadassah May 30 and June 27, 1pm. Knitters and those who crochet are invited to help Chai Hadassah work on blankets for the Linus Project or other projects. Meetings are held at a member’s Highland Park home. $5. 847-205-1900; northshore.hadassah.org.

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Advanced LinkedIn Seminar May 31, 1:30-3:30pm. Learn how recruiters search for applicants, new ways to search out companies, and how to leverage your profile in this presentation by Michael Yublosky of JEM Consulting. Open to those with a 100 percent LinkedIn profile and proficiency in connections and groups. $10/NM. Career Resource Center, 40 E. Old Mill Road, Suite 105, Lake Forest; 847-295-5626; careerresourcecenter.org. 2012 Summer with the Saints Film Series Thursdays, 7pm. All are invited to St. Philip the Apostle Parish’s film series. - May 31, “The Passion of Bernadette” - June 7, “St. Philip Neri” 1962 Old Willow Road, Northfield; 847-4468390; stphilipprep@comcast.net. B’nai Tikvah Open House/Fun Night May 31, 5:30-7:30pm. Meet staff, officers and members. Stay for hot dogs and treats. Registration required. Congregation B’nai Tikvah, 1558 Wilmot Road, Deerfield; 847-945-0470; bnaitikvah.net. Beth Judea Annual Congregation Meeting May 31, after 7:30pm Minyan. Congregation Beth Judea’s annual meeting takes place after the 7:30pm Minyan. Agenda items include vice president reports, budget approval and the election of at-large directors. IL Route 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove; 847-634-0777; bethjudea.org. Honor GBS Graduates with a Grad Card Thru June 1. Send congratulations to Glenbrook South grads and support GBS’ Grad Nite at the same time. $5 per card. Bielanski6@att.net; glenbrook225.org/south Submit Entries for Images From the Heartland 2012 Thru June 1. The Lake County Heritage Farm Foundation, in cooperation with the Lake County Discovery Museum, seeks entries for artists 18 and older living in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. “The Farm: Images from the Heartland 2012” focuses on farm scenes: buildings, equipment, animals, farm fields, crops, and people. Art is juried, and prizes are awarded. Submit entries in CD format. 847-362-5134; lchff.org. Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Run June 2, 8am. Take part in District 30’s biggest event of the year. Proceeds benefit ALS Foundation research and go towards identified District 30 projects. Maple School, 2370 Shermer Road, Northbrook; 847-400-8900; district30.org. Chicago Botanic Garden World Environment Day June 2, 9am-4pm. The Botanic Garden celebrates the United Nations World Environment Programme’s global day of positive environmental action. WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling and anchor/

May 24, 2012 reporter Robert Jordan are keynote speakers. Includes a dedication of the new Grunsfeld Children’s Growing Garden, walking tours, activity stations, displays and demonstrations. Parking $20/NM, lecture $10/M, $12/NM. 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe; 847-835-5440; chicagobotanic.org. United Methodist Church Rummage Sale June 2, 9am-3pm. United Methodist Church’s annual rummage sale features furniture, French room, clothing, household items, books, bikes, sporting goods, toys, tools, small appliances and more. 1190 Western Ave., Northbrook; 847-272-2442; northbrookumc.org. Spotlighters Intergenerational Auditions June 2, 10am-1pm. Audition for a “Salute to Movie Music from The Jazz Singer to All That Jazz.” Adults over 55 and young people ages 9-19 of all vocal ranges are invited. The Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave.; 847849-3272; wilmettetheatre.com. Highland Park Players Casting Call June 2, 1:30-4pm. The local theatre group holds an open casting call for local residents. Roles are available for ages 14 and older. Prepare 32 bars of a song to sing, be ready to tap dance and do cold readings. West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road; 847-926-3025; highlandparkplayers.com. Jewish Council for Youth Services 2012 Gala June 2, 6pm. Local business and civic leaders come together at this annual dinner event, featuring a silent auction and live music by jazz vocalist Sophie Milman. Proceeds help the agency provide scholarships annually to families in need. $250-$450. Renaissance Chicago Hotel, 1 West Wacker Drive, Chicago; 312-726-8891x115; jcys.cvent.com/event/2012gala CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

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May 24, 2012 CALENDAR, PAGE 4 Jessica’s Car Wash for a Cure June 3, 8:30am-12:30pm. Donations will be accepted for the vehicles washed, including virtual car washes. Proceeds benefit the Jessica Shayne Magid “Chai” Chapter (JSM) of the Leukemia Research Foundation. Congregation B’nai Shalom of Buffalo Grove, 701 W. Aptakisic Road; jsmcure.org. Walk 4 Children’s Family Walk June 3, 9am-11:30am. The North Suburban Medical Research Junior Board event features pony rides, bounce houses, cookie decorating, face painting, balloon entertainment, games and live entertainment by Charisma. Proceeds benefit Children’s Memorial Research Center. Register by May 28. Tamarak Day Camp. 23970 Elm Road, Lincolnshire; 312-952-1606; childrensmemorial.org. Celebrate the Arts at Ragdale Day June 3, 12-4pm. Join this community celebration of the arts, featuring open studios, performances, family activities and tours. Experience poetry, dance, music and art, and visit the newly-restored Ragdale House – historic summer home of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw. Refreshments available. Ragdale, 1230 N. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest; 847-234-1063; ragdale.org. Westfield Old Orchard Car Shows June 4-Sept. 10 (Mondays), 6pm. Monday Night Car Shows feature up to 200 vehicles weekly, including classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods, motorcycles and vintage military vehicles. Enjoy music, food, prizes and raffles. 4999 Old Orchard Center (west parking lot), Skokie; mondaynightcarshows.com. Be Green and Still Have a Green Lawn June 5, 7:15-8:45pm. Join the Lake-to-Prairie Chapter of Wild Ones and Sarah Surroz to learn about safe, eco-friendly lawn care. Topics include natural lawn care, “lowmow” grass and saving water, time and effort. Freemont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein; 847-566-8702; conservelakecounty.org. The Art Center – Highland Park Reception June 8, 6:30-9pm. Attend an opening reception for Kathy Weaver’s “The Robot’s World – Mixed Media and Drawings.” 1957 Sheridan Road; 847-432-1888; theartcenterhp.org. Prairie State Poetry Contest Thru June 8. Enter the Highland Park Poetry Prairie State Poetry Contest, scheduled for July 13. Prizes are in three categories: Adult HP Resident, Adult Non-HP Resident, and Student. Prizes are $100/first place, $50/second place and $25/third place. Email or visit online for info and entry form. jennifer@highlandparkpoetry.org; highlandparkpoetry.org. KeyLime Cove and United Way of Lake County “Community Days” Thru June 8, 10am-8pm. Buy passes to KeyLime Cove’s Lost Paradise Indoor Waterpark (excluding Memorial Day weekend) and help raise money for community organizations, including UWLC, and the Gurnee Police and Fire Departments. $25. Northeast corner of I-94 and Grand Ave. (IL Route 132), Gurnee; liveunitedlakecounty.org/keylimecove. Community Protestant Church Food Drive June 9, 8am-12pm. Community Protestant Church, UCC holds a community-wide food drive to benefit local food pantries. Drop off non-perishable food items, paper products or household cleaning items at the Prairie Ave. entrance. 418 N. Prairie Ave., Mundelein; 847-566-4000; communityprotestant.org. Opening Celebration for “The Lil” June 9, 10am-1pm. All are invited to the official opening of the JCYS Lillian L. Lutz

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Recreation Center, a family-friendly swim and sports club. Festivities include live music, free snow cones and family activities. Features include an outdoor heated pool, basketball hoop and slide, interactive splash pad, multipurpose sports court and tennis courts. 1195 Half Day Road, Highland Park; 847-433-6001x103; jcys.org. Relay For Life of Highland Park/Deerfield June 9 and 10, 6pm-6am. This familyfocused, overnight fundraiser spreads cancer awareness, celebrates survivors and honors those who lost their battle with the disease. Enjoy a variety of games, food and activities. Deerfield High School, 1959 N. Waukegan Road; 847-317-0025; relayforlife.org. Help For Siblings of Special Needs Children June 10, 2:30-5:30pm. Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with special needs an opportunity to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive and recreational setting. Discuss common joys and concerns and learn to handle common situations. $30. Jewish Child and Family Services, 255 Revere Drive, Northbrook; 773-467-3813; jcfs.org. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Great Strides 5K Run June 10, 9am. The Greater Illinois Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation hosts the inaugural Great Strides 5K Run in Barrington. The event is for runners and walkers in conjunction with the annual Great Strides walk. 312-236-4491; cff.org. Improving Reading Skills Programs Week of June 11. Northern Illinois University, University Outreach Services offers eight reading skills programs for ages 4 thru adult in Evanston, Wilmette and Northbrook. Programs build comprehension, fluency and study skills, vocabulary and speed reading. 888-201-2448. Gloria Dei Lutheran Vacation Bible School June 11-15, 5-8pm. “Sky: Everything is Possible with God” Vacation Bible School begins daily with dinner (families welcome). Kids take part in a variety of activities and games, including sending mosquito nets to protect children in the African country of Mali. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1133 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook; 847-272-0400; gloriadeinorthbrook.org. Glenview Gardeners Plant Exchange June 12, 7pm. The Glenview Gardeners sponsor a members-only plant exchange for their June meeting, held at the home of Pamela Frank. Plant divisions and cuttings grown by members are acclimated to the area and garden tested. Receive helpful hints and tips. 847-724-2286; glenviewgardeners.org. Emergency Preparation with the North Shore Radio Club June 12, 7:30pm. The North Shore Radio Club hosts Dave Hartnett, who works with Lake County emergency response teams. Learn how to prepare for disasters – natural or otherwise. Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park; 847-509-1429. Register for the 18th annual ABC 7 Jim Gibbons 5K June 14. Go solo or join a team of three or more to raise funds for the Leukemia Research Foundation. Honorary chairpersons are ABC 7 Chicago’s Janet Davies and Frank Mathie. Prizes include iPod Shuffle, Kindle Fire, Beats by Dre headphones and more. 847-424-0600; gibbons5k.com. Lambs Farm Summer Employment Program June 18-July 27, 10am-4pm. Lambs Farm’s six-week summer employment program provides opportunities for people with developmental disabilities ages 16 and up. Learn about time management, problem CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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Introduction to Excel June 6-June 27 (Wednesdays), 10am-12pm. Instructor George Lowman introduces you to Microsoft Office Excel. Learn to develop, format and maintain basic worksheets, enter formulas, build lists and more. $35/M, $45/NM. What Really Happened? June 7-June 28 (Thursdays), 1-2:30 pm. Historian Barry Bradford, M.A., takes a look at the true stories behind some of the most well-known and least understood events in American history, including the Alamo, Columbus discovering America, women’s suffrage and more. $40/M, $48/NM. Mark Damisch in Concert June 8, 1-2pm. Mark Damisch returns to preview his 2012 world tour, featuring pieces by Copeland, Debussy and others. $10. It’s Quality of Life – Not GDP June 8, 10-11:30am. Journalist, author and lecturer Keki R. Bhote discusses gross domestic product (GDP) and how it is a flawed measure of a country’s economy. $9/M, $11/NM. Where Are All the Old Movie Stars Now? June 11, 1-2:30pm. Author, columnist and radio host Leon Michelson presents movie stars who are over 80 and still going strong. $9/M, $11/NM. How to Use a Flash Drive June 14, 10am-12pm. Instructors Jerry Berk, Herb Goldstein and George Lowman teach the proper use of this storage tool, also known as a memory stick or thumb drive. Learn to save files, documents and images safely. $10/M, $15/NM. In the Footsteps of the Roman Empire June 15, 1-2:30pm. University of Chicago Art History M.A., Clair Cross, shows how the legacy of the Empire survives in the remains

Om Johari, Ph.D., discusses using meditation to help let go of the past at 1pm June 18. of monumental structures and breathtaking sculptures. Attendees will view selected sites, including Italy, the Adriatic coast of Croatia, southern France, Turkey and others. $10/M, $12/NM.

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Meditate to Let Go of the Past June 18, 1-2:30pm. Om Johari, Ph.D., details specific meditations helpful in letting go of the past. Learn to live in the moment. $7/M, $9/NM.

From Scraps to Stars Quilt Class June 19 and June 26, 1-3:30pm. Instructor Rose Carroll shows how to use up scraps or choose new fabrics to make a fun star quilt. Some cutting and sewing is done outside of class. $29/M, $35/NM.

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Or Shalom Job Search Networking Group June 20, 7-8:30pm. Jan Leahy, Executive Director of the Career Resource Center, discusses how to make a positive impression during phone interviews. Learn how to overcome perception barriers. Registration required. Congregation Or Shalom, 21 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills; 847-362-1948; orshalomlc.org. Long Grove Historical Society Auction June 21, 7-9pm. Eat, drink and bid on your neighbors’ treasure. Auction donations are welcome. Proceeds benefit the Historical Society. Long Grove Village Tavern, 135 Old McHenry Road; 847-438-7656; 847-949-5264. Wheeling International Fest 2012 June 23, 11am-6pm. Enjoy food, drink, goods and services, family fun, and live entertainment from a variety of cultures – including Irish, German, Korean, Chinese, Mexican and Greek. Co-sponsored by the Village of Wheeling, the WPH Chamber and Wheeling Park District. Korean Cultural Center, 9930 S. Capital Drive; 847-432-6000; wheelingevents.net. Heart of Buffalo Grove Awards Thru Sept. 10. The Buffalo Grove Area Chamber of Commerce seeks nominations for the second annual Heart of Buffalo Grove Awards. Categories include Community, Senior and Youth Volunteers, Going Above and Beyond, Business Philanthropy, Teach and Inspire and Together We Can. 847-5417799; buffalogrovechamber.org.


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Highland Park Public Library ADULTS Get Tech Savvy June 2, 10am-12pm. Drop by and bring your electronic devices – cell phones, eReaders, digital cameras, laptops – and your questions. Meet the Author: William Deresiewicz June 11, 7pm. Meet literary critic William Deresiewicz, whose book “A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter” looks back at his youth and explains what life lessons he learned from reading Jane Austen. Includes books for sale and a book signing. Senior Resources June 12, 10am-12pm. Meet with a senior resource specialist from CJE for one-on-one guidance. 773-508-1072. Career Counseling June 13, 1-4pm. Meet with a career counselor from College of Lake County for a free halfhour session. Registration required. Book Nook Thursdays and Saturdays, 10:30am-4:30pm. Volunteer Opportunities A number of opportunities are available, including The Friends of the Highland Park Public Library’s Book Nook. CHILDREN Saturday Stories for Families Thru May (second and fourth Saturdays), 10:30-11am. Share stories and fun times with your child. Ages 6 and under, with adult. Junior Page Volunteer Shelve books, do odd jobs, assist with summer reading and gain work experience. Registration required. For students entering grades 6-9. - Session I: June 4-30. Orientation is May 31, 7pm or June 2, 10:30am. - Session II: July 2-28. Orientation is June 28, 7pm or June 30, 10:30am. Stories Under the Stars June 11-July 23 (Mondays), 7:30-8pm. The entire family is invited to drop by the clearing near the Rose Garden for stories. Raptors 101 June 13, 7-8pm. Learn about birds of prey and meet a turkey vulture, hawk, owl and a bald eagle. Registration required. Summer Tales For Tots June 18-Aug. 2 (Mondays or Thursdays), 10-10:30am. Participate in stories, songs, puppets and flannel boards. Registration

Meet a bald eagle – along with a hawk, owl and turkey vulture – June 13 with the Highland Park Public Library’s “Raptors 101.” required. Ages 2½-3½, with adult. Summer Storytime Live June 18-Aug. 2 (Mondays, 10:45-11:15am or Thursdays, 1:30-2pm). This drop-off program features books, songs, rhymes, puppets and other activities designed to foster pre-reading skills. Ages 3½-6. First Steps Storytime Thru June 19 (first and third Tuesdays or Fridays), 9:15-10am or 10:15-11am. Enjoy books, songs, puppets, a parachute and games. Registration required. Walking toddlers-age 2½, with adult. Baby Booktime Storytime Thru June 22 (second and fourth Fridays), 10:30-11:30am. Introduce your baby to early language experiences through stories, songs and rhymes. Registration required. Newborns to walkers, with adult. First Steps Summer Storytime July 3-Sept. 21 (first and third Tuesdays or Fridays), 9:15-10am or 10:15-11am. Enjoy books, songs, puppets, a parachute and games. Registration required. Walking toddlers-age 2½, with adult. Baby Booktime Summer Storytime July 13-Sept. 28 (second and fourth Fridays), 10:30-11:30am. Introduce your baby to early language experiences through stories, songs and rhymes. Registration required. Newborns to walkers, with adult. Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave.; 847-432-0216; hplibrary.org.

Park District of Highland Park FAMILY Short Game Clinic May 26, 2-5pm. Emphasis is placed on putting, then proceeding to chipping, pitching and ends with bunker play. Ages 8-adult. $75/M, $80/NM. Highland Park Golf Learning Center. Spring Astronomy May 30, 9-10pm. Take a closer look at

the moon, Jupiter and Saturn through Park District telescopes and talk with a naturalist. Dress for the weather. Suggested for ages 6-adult. Heller Nature Center. Park District of Highland Park, 636 Ridge Road, Highland Park; 847-831-3810; pdhp.org.

Highland Park Important Phone Numbers Emergency: 911 HP Fire / EMS Dept. 847-433-3110 Highwood Fire / EMS Dept. 847-432-7622 HP Police Dept. 847-432-7730 Highwood Police Dept. 847-604-8992 Poison Control Hotline 847-480-3900 Highland Park Hospital 847-432-8000 Highland Park City Hall 847-432-0800 Highwood City Hall 847-432-1924 HP Public Works 847-432-0807

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Get Your Vacation on Track with a Trip to Louisville, Kentucky All hail Louisville. This is a foodie town like you’ve never seen before. So if you’re looking for a wonderful getaway, don your Derby Hat and get lucky in Kentucky. From the bourbon trail to Kentucky pie, Louisville delivers a bountiful helping of real Southern charm. More Than Just a Taste of Louisville Mira Temkin An excellent way to get a feel for the city is to hop aboard Leslie Burke’s “Taste of Louisville” tour. It’s more than just food. You’ll come away with some fascinating tidbits about Louisville’s colorful history, neighborhoods and traditions. I promise you won’t leave hungry. Citytastetours.com. Churchill Downs – Run for the Roses The Kentucky Derby is held the first Saturday in May. Even if you miss this famous thoroughbred race, there are plenty of other reasons to visit Churchill Downs. The Kentucky Derby Museum is fun for everyone, with interactive exhibits that capture the thrill of horse racing. I loved calling the race on a TV monitor. But, seriously, who can talk that fast? Besides, there are horse races throughout the summer and fall as well as a series of outdoor music concerts. Churchilldowns.com. Ever Have a Hot Brown? This Louisville exclusive was born at the Brown Hotel in 1926. Faced with the task of feeding a literal army of 1,200 guests, Chef

Fred Schmidt created an open-faced turkey sandwich with bacon and Mornay sauce that is renowned throughout the world. Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory – A Big Hit Located right downtown, this is a must for the whole family. The Official Bat of Major League Baseball, Louisville Slugger has put prime lumber in the hands of the greatest players of the game. Take the tour, see how bats are made, and learn more about America’s favorite pastime. Slugger.com. A Real Taste of Louisville I sat in on a taping of the “Secrets of Louisville Chefs” and watched three local restaurateurs create their unique dishes at Sullivan University Kitchen Theater. But you can enjoy brunch, lunch, and dinner, including a tour and tasting, too. Muhammad Ali Center The Ali Center was built as a tribute to worldchampion boxer Muhammad Ali, Louisville’s favorite son. This contemporary cultural center and museum features an orientation theater with the story of Ali’s life as well as a mock-boxing ring, and is both educational and inspiring. Alicenter.org. Follow the Trail Louisville is the capital of Kentucky Bourbon Country where you can discover how America’s native spirit is distilled. Check out the Bourbon Country and Urban Bourbon Trail itineraries and yes, indulge in a few samples. The Grass is Greener Here Other highlights of Blue Grass Country include the Belle of Louisville, the oldest

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1. Highland Park resident Sandra Lewis, has been cancer-free for more than seven years, but her presence is still felt through hand-made donated quilts hanging on walls throughout NorthShore University HealthSystem Kellogg’s Cancer Center at Highland Park Hospital. “It feels good to be able to give back in this way,” said Lewis. “I believe bright, happy colors and themes can provide comfort and warmth while undergoing treatment.” On April 20, NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center gathered by Sandra’s latest quilt donation for a recognition ceremony and reception in her honor. 2. Janelle Pearson of Vernon Hills was awarded the Susan Angeline Collins Memorial Scholarship at Upper Iowa University’s 27th annual Scholarships and Awards Banquet on April 23.

UIU President Alan G. Walker presented the awards. Recipients were selected by the UIU Honors and Awards Committee and the University academic divisions. 3. A new shade tree was planted in Deerfield’s Jewett Park on May 16 with the help of many hands – both big and little. The Swamp White Oak Tree was donated by Jim Rosas of Oaklee’s Family Guide. Park District staff Director of Parks Jay Zahn, Preschool and Early Childhood Supervisor Ginny Wiemerslage and others met to discuss the tree donation. The event allowed 4-year-olds attending the Park District’s Preschool Program the chance to take part in a unique activity. As many preschoolers grow up with the Park District – from parent-tot programs to art, dance, cooking, sports and other activities – everyone will be able to keep an eye on the tree’s growth over the years.


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Get Gardens Off to a Great Start this Memorial Day Weekend Get out the shovel and trowels – it’s Memorial Day Weekend and that means gardening for many. Spend a bit more time getting your garden off to a good start and reap the benefits all season long. Proper planting and post planting care means less maintenance, fewer pests and more produce and beautiful flowers in your landscape. Start by selecting healthy plants free of insect and disease problems. There’s no need to spend money on problems. And keep in mind that bigger is not always better. Instead, look for compact plants with sturdy stems. The leaves should be deep green or the proper color for that variety. Avoid plants that show signs of stress such as spots, brown leaf edges, and holes. And when all things are equal, purchase the perennials with multiple stems. Keep your purchase properly watered before and after planting. Check transplants daily and twice a day when temperatures rise, watering as needed. Increase success and reduce the stress transplants often face. Apply a plant strengthener such as JAZ Spray to protect potted plants from drying out until you are able to plant. Or apply to transplants to get your plants off to a vigorous start. These organic products are not fertilizers but rather naturally occurring molecules that work like an immunization to help new and established plants better tolerate heat, drought, insects, disease, and other challenges plants face. Prepare the soil before planting. Though not glamorous, building a good foundation for your garden will pay off this season and beyond. Dig one or two inches of compost, peat moss or other organic matter and a low nitrogen slow release fertilizer into the top 12 inches of the soil. Now slide – don’t pull – the plants out of their containers to avoid damaging their

roots and stems. If they resist, gently squeeze small flexible pots or roll larger pots on their sides over the ground. This loosens the roots, releasing the pot from the container. Gently tease any roots that encircle (girdle) the root ball. Or use a knife to slice through girdling roots or the tangled mass that often develops at the bottom of the pot. This encourages the roots to explore the soil beyond the planting hole. And a bigger root system means healthier plants that are more productive and beautiful. Set your plants at the same depth they were growing in their container. Tall leggy tomatoes are the exception. These can be planted deeper or in shallow trenches to encourage roots to form along the buried stem. Cover the roots with soil and gently tamp to insure good root to soil contact. Water new plantings thoroughly; moistening the rootball, planting hole, and beyond. Spread a thin layer of shredded leaves, evergreen needles or other mulch over the soil to conserve moisture, suppress weeds, and keep the roots cooler when hot weather moves in for the summer. Check new plantings every other day and water thoroughly and often enough to keep the soil slightly moist. Gradually reduce the frequency until your plants only need to be watered once a week in heavy clay soils and twice a week in sandy soils. Of course, you’ll need to water more often in hot weather. And don’t forget about the rest of your landscape. Plant strengtheners can be applied to established plants to prepare them for the often-stressful season ahead. Treated plants will be better able to tolerate heat and drought as well as attacks from insects and diseases. Contributed by gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers. For more, visit melindamyers.com.

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School Happenings Butterfield and Adler Park Commemorate Educational Excellence Butterfield and Adler Park kindergartners will hold a special ceremony for a tree that they are planting from a Partners for Excellence in Education mini-grant. “Speak for the Trees” will be held at 12:30 pm May 25 at Butterfield School, 1441 W. Lake St., Libertyville. Students will place special memory stones around the tree. Get Your Maple 2012 Grad Cards Now Maple School’s congratulatory graduation cards, dubbed “Grad Cards,” are available through the PTO. The deadline for ordering is May 30, and cards are $5 each. To view the graduate list and order cards, go to the April 27 Maple Marquee and click on the available link in the Grad Cards article. For more information, contact PTO chairs Jennifer Cramer at 847-412-0337 or Sara Filipiak at 847-205-2530.

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Willowbrook Fifth Graders Help Flood Victims in Thailand During the monsoon season – July 2011 to January 2012 – in Thailand, massive flooding did severe damage through the provinces of Northern, Northeastern and Central Thailand along the Mekong and Chao river basins. Marcia and Peter Masloski of Glenview have friends who live in Thailand who told them about a Thai school severely damaged by the floods. Their son, Willowbrook School fifth grader Joey Masloski, wanted to reach out and help the students who lost so much when their school flooded. He and his fellow students held a bake sale recently to earn money for replenishing the school’s damaged supplies. The sale took place during lunch hour, raising $541.16. The proceeds were donated to the Thai school for computers, books and backpacks. The World Bank’s estimate for the Thai flooding disaster means it ranks as the world’s fourth costliest disaster as of 2011, surpassed only by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, 1995 Kobe earthquake and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Saint Mary’s Provides Higher Veggiecation Kindergarteners at Saint Mary School in Buffalo Grove are growing. For the second year, classes are supervising the tomatoes, peppers, peas, beans, cucumbers, zucchini, chives, cabbage, onions, and broccoli that they have planted and cultivated. Through Saint Mary’s acclaimed Veggiecation Program – an introductory youth nutrition education used in 26 states – students can integrate math, science, language arts, music, and movement into each day. The kindergarteners plan on donating some of their fresh produce to the Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at Saint Mary Parish.

District 30 Honors Staff at Family Dinner On May 4, over 150 faculty, friends and family members attended the annual Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 Family Dinner at the Highland Park Country Club. “District 30 is privileged to have employees who dedicate their careers to our three schools. We value all our District 30 family. As we grow and prosper, we continue our tradition of recognizing those who are celebrating a milestone year with the district,” stated Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edward Tivador. In honor of his retirement, Dr. Tivador and Board of Education President, James Bream presented George Becker with a gift. He has been District 30’s Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds since 1992. In addition, 55 staff members were recognized for achieving a milestone year with District 30: 40+ years, Karen McCluskey; 30+ years, Kristin Anderson, Ben Chin, Cathy Cuccio, Lynn Gerber, Joann Hoetzer, Judy Lenger, Sue Smilie, Helen Weeks, and William Vaananen; 30 years, Debbie Kob; 25+ years, Betty Garber, Cindy Habel, Jeff Jay, Lynn Reimer, and Tia Stevens; 25 years, Deborah Dubow; 21+ years, Carrie Bargowski, Jane Eilhauer, Jeanne Mills, Sheila Nelson, Mary Norquist, Decima Panitch, Karen Roloff, and Michelle Rosen; 20 years, George Becker, Jennifer Lund, Michele Maisel, and Dawn Nettelhorst; 15 years, Anne Baker, Beth Preis, and Susan Weingarten; 10 years, Julie Bodeen, Dr. Melissa E. Hirsch, Susan Jaffe, Robyn Kogan, Jose Medina, Darlene Orzechowski, Jane Park, Xenia Stamoudis, and Joe Thomas; and five years, Ann Angel, Kurt Barker, Mary Bekas, Chuck Gitles, Julie Kreczmer, Maria Michalakos, Laura Pelos, Joshua Pettenuzzo, Michelle Sachman, Adrienne Schaye, Amy Schutz, Kristen Sendaydiego, Cindy Sheridan and Pepi M. Silverman. District 67 Brainstormers Offer Summer Classes The June session will be held at Sheridan School June 11-28 and includes American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/First Aid, and Reading/Writing Reinforcement. In July, the elementary summer musical “Schoolhouse Rock Jr.” will be offered for students entering grades 1-4, in conjunction with the Citadel Theatre. The August Warm-up classes will be held Aug. 13-23 at Deer Path Middle School to help prepare students for the grade they will be entering next school year. Planned classes include Language Arts, Math, Study Skills, and Keyboarding, as well as a class for Video Announcement for students entering grades 5-8. For more information, visit online at lf67.org.

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The Dog is my Homework On April 5, Mickey, a stray dog looking for a good home, entered a classroom at Wayne Thomas Elementary in Highland Park. It started as a project for Elizabeth Hunt’s second grade GTE class at the school. Hunt asked her students to think of something they were good at doing. Then they were to find a project in the community where they could volunteer to share this talent. One of the students, Sarah Goldstein, enjoys taking care of dogs. She had to explore several options since many shelters require that volunteers be 18 or older.

Then she discovered Tails of Hope, a nokill, non-profit animal rescue and adoption service in Highland Park. Their mission is to help the terminally or chronically ill and elderly find new homes for their pets, and they also take animals from kill shelters. Many of the animals up for adoption are housebroken and include mixed and pure breeds. Goldstein visited the shelter where she was greeted by founder Kelly Moyer and Director Caryn Miller, along with some of the 70 dogs and 18 cats who currently reside there, all of which are waiting to be adopted. She was asked to choose a name for an incoming stray dog – a Brussels Griffon mix who had been found on the side of the freeway earlier that day – and settled on the name Madeline. Goldstein toured the facility, noting that it’s designed to be a warm and inviting place, including a visiting room that looks like a family room where people can spend time getting to know a dog in an intimate setting. She was so moved that she asked Miller if

she would come to Wayne Thomas and share the mission of Tails of Hope with her class. The students were delighted that Mickey, a terrier mix, could join Miller, who shared information about Tails of Hope with Hunt’s class of eager students. Miller talked about how the shelter is committed to finding “forever homes” for pets by combining the right animal with the right family. Some dogs at the shelter include Keller, a deaf Pit Bull who is being taught to respond to hand signals, and Lola, a blind Havanese. One recent story of a positive outcome is that of Daria, an 8-year-old stray, who was just adopted by a woman who describes Daria as her “new best friend.” The volunteers at Tails of Hope bring dogs to visit senior centers, and reach out to students through their Kid Care Program and Mitzvah Project Opportunities. They receive about 100 emails each day asking them to take dogs from other shelters, but have limited space available. Because of Miller’s visit, Hunt’s class plans to spread the word about Tails of Hope. One possible project for the second grade class includes launching a collection drive at Wayne Thomas in hopes of collecting badly needed items such as towels, blankets, bed sheets, dog toys, leashes and dog treats. Tails of Hope is a no-kill, nonprofit animal rescue and adoption service located at 1628 Old Deerfield Road, Highland Park. For more information or to see photos of the dogs and cats available for adoption, call 847-557-9554 or visit tailsofhope.org. Contributed by Leslie Goldstein Email questions and comments to editorial@whatshappeningonline.com.

Tails of Hope Director Caryn Miller and Mickey visit Wayne Thomas Elementary.

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Father’s Day is right around the corner, and that means children, spouses and other family members will be scrambling to locate the perfect gifts for the men in their lives. Put away those coupons for neckties and remote control caddies. There’s a good chance Dad wants something a little less cliche and more in tune with his interests. If you think carefully about gift ideas, there’s bound to be something that will be a perfect fit. Sports If Dad follows a particular team or sport, gifts inspired by his love of a favorite team are a surefire bet for success. Team jerseys, game memorabilia, tickets to the next at-home game, or an expanded satellite dish or cable TV sports programming package will coordinate with a sports theme. Some dads also may be content to simply hit the links or spend a few hours at the batting cages. Personalized Gifts Personalized gifts show that special someone in your life that you care. Instead of a runof-the-mill item pulled off a store shelf, a personalized gift can feature a name, date or sentiment right on the gift itself. Think about giving Dad a personalized plaque that designates his work area in the garage or a pocket lighter or photo frame engraved with a special message or his name. An embroidered bathrobe or golf bag embroidered with his initials may also be a special treat.

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Great Gifts for College Graduates The U.S. Department of Education reports that more than one million bachelor’s degrees and 700,000 associate degrees are awarded each year. Statistics Canada indicates that over 250,000 students graduate from university every year. That means that there are many reasons to celebrate the accomplishments of graduates – and just as many gifts to commemorate the occasion. For the graduate who will either be going on to attain a higher degree or venturing out into the professional world, there are several gifts that might fit the bill. Those who need some grad gift inspiration can consider this list of possible ideas. Job Essentials Many graduates go straight from college into a new job. This opens up plenty of opportunities for career-related gifts. When going on interviews or if they’re already established in a job, graduates can benefit by a monogrammed leather portfolio or business card holder. This way, personal effects can be stored neatly and professionally. For those whose laptop or tablet is rarely out of reach, think about gifting with a portable lap desk. This makes it easier to catch up on assignments while commuting or working from home. Leather messenger bags or valises are essential to on-the-go professionals. They can hold lunches, paperwork, a computer, phones, and any other business essentials. Don’t overlook the possibilities for cases and accessories for PDAs and smartphones as well. They’ll protect these from dropping or spills. Travel Gifts Some graduates take a brief hiatus between school and their career pursuits, making the most of their free time by traveling. Here are FATHER’S DAY GIFTS, PAGE 12 Fit for Foodies As the adage goes, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Take advantage of these words of wisdom by gifting your dad with food or culinary-themed items. If Dad is an amateur chef, he may enjoy a cookbook by his favorite Food Network personality. A gift card to a favorite restaurant will also be a hit. For dads who appreciate both the taste and culture of food, plan a tour of food shops in the area or go on a wine- and cheese-tasting adventure. Gear Heads Some dads get revved up about automotive gifts, especially if they spend the weekends pampering their prized cars or trucks. If he tends to have a wrench in hand and head under the hood, treat your father to some new

some gifts to make world travelers smile. Tickets for a plane or train ride to a desired locale. Personalized luggage for all of those destinations he or she is bound to visit. Tropical locales are very popular vacation spots, and are often replete with underwater scenery to capture. Think about a combination swim mask and underwater digital camera and video camera. A large wall-mounted map will enable the gift recipient to keep track of all the places to which he or she has traveled. Tech-related Gifts As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, a graduate’s gadgets may no longer be current or trendy. Find out if you can increase texting packages or data usage on a current phone contract. This way the graduate will have more opportunity to network or use his or her smartphone to pursue potential career opportunities. A new smartphone can be a useful gift. Find out the features the graduate would enjoy and give the gift of communication. If the graduate is an avid gamer, a handheld gaming device can provide entertainment while lounging beachside or in between job interviews. Bundled packages may offer the best value. A laptop or tablet computer can help keep track of resumes and calendar appointments. It can also be loaded with software that can help graduates brush up on computer skills needed for the workplace. These suggested gifts may be perfect for many graduates on a gift list. Another gift that always works is money. Whether in cash, check, or a gift card to a favorite store, money is something every grad can use – especially when student loan repayment is set to begin. supplies for his automotive pursuits. Quality car waxes and upholstery cleaners are always in demand. Or give him a gift certificate to his favorite hand-wash, autodetailing center. Gas station gift cards or a new ratchet set are other good auto gift ideas.

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Making Your Graduation Party One to Remember After spending 12 or more years attending school, graduation can be a momentous event for students who are about to enter the “real world.” A graduation party gives students a chance to celebrate the friendships they’ve made, the memories of the last several years and the opportunities to come. The choices for graduation parties are virtually endless. One significant consideration is the date of the party. If you want your party to take place on your actual graduation date, then expect to be competing with other students – some of whom may be your close friends. Unless you want few guests or you prefer to spend the entire day hopping from one party to another, it’s best to come up with a date that will be yours and yours alone. Therefore, select a date that is one or two weeks after the big day so more friends will be able to attend. When it comes to planning the party itself, there are many ways to set your event apart from others. Here are some ideas you can consider. Make it a red-carpet event. Think “Hollywood movie premiere” and set up a red carpet in your yard or at the party venue, complete with a backdrop of photos, school logos, mascot pictures, and anything else that represents your school. As guests arrive, have them walk the red carpet while others snap photos of them for later use in scrapbooks. Recreate a movie-inspired graduation scene. Think about those classic teen movies that you love, and borrow ideas for your party theme from them. For example, if the carnival graduation party scene from “Grease” is your all-time favorite, plan a similarly-themed graduation party. There are many vendors who will rent inflatable moon bounces, amusement park

rides and the like. Serve fair food, such as corn dogs and funnel cakes. Host a club party. It’s hard not to have fun at a party that focuses on dancing and snacking. Check with neighborhood dance clubs to see if they are open to off-hours private parties. Sometimes non-traditional party venues rent their spaces if they’re guaranteed a certain amount of revenue. Find out whether they have a DJ on staff or you’ll have to find someone to take care of the music and emcee the event. Do a classic beach party. While this

party is dependent on the weather, there is something special about a beach party that stretches into the evening. Whether you choose to serve barbecue or seafood treats that seem like they were caught that day, a picturesque seaside location is all you need to create the right ambiance. Try to select a beach that has access to changing rooms so that guests can switch out of swimsuits later on if they desire. If you want to create a beach bonfire, be sure to check local ordinances for legality. Plan activities all guests will enjoy. If the party will include a mix of family and friends,

select games that can appeal to different age groups. A variation on the newlywed game – in which guests have to answer questions about the grad to see how well they know him or her – can be fun. Select a meeting place and just have an easy pot luck party with fellow grads. Meet at a theme park, pool club, club, movie theater, or restaurant and employ a pay-yourway party concept. This way, everyone will be together and the party won’t involve a lot of elaborate planning or expensive budget busting.

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Introducing Father & Son Italian Kitchen Unless you’ve been unplugged from the mass media, you surely have heard of the Grand Pooh-bas of Pizza – Domino’s, Pizza Hut and Papa John’s, plus local heavyweights Lou Malnati’s and Giordano’s. They compete for our attention with flashy TV commercials, slick print ads, $2-off coupons and other hype designed to get you into their stores or delivery Chuck Pecoraro guys knocking on your door. But what about the inconspicuous independents that put out some darn good pizza, but don’t have big bucks to spend on promotion and must depend on word-ofmouth or an occasional boost from restaurant reviewers? They’re out there, you just have to know where to find them. We found one in Skokie, partially hidden in a strip mall across from Old Orchard. Since firing up its oven in February with hardly any hoopla, Father & Son Italian Kitchen is starting to catch on. The new kid on the block distinguishes itself from the big boys with an ambitious quick-casual concept and nontraditional recipes. Rather than follow the copycat template of pizza with Neapolitan, New York or Chicago (deep dish) tendencies, it features rectangularshaped flatbread pies with a crispy cracker crust and toppings ranging from everyday sausage and pepperoni to exotic Thai chicken with spicy peanut sauce. A pan version also

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Some of you may not know that I have been a candidate for President of the United States for a few months now. The shock of this may be somewhat eased by my next announcement, which is I’m not running anymore. (See how much you miss when you don’t keep up with the column— nothing!) I’m not quitting because of lack of funds. I’m quitting because of lack of Jim Ardito funny. I’ve used up my allotment of election funny business. I now leave that to the candidates and other politicians who are masters at generating laughter. In the coming months, we’ll hear them and say, “You’ve got to be joking” or “You can’t be serious.” Unfortunately, the joke’s on us. So anyway, here’s my last presidential column. Once again – since I have no present life worth writing about – I ask you to flash back with me to the glorious days of yesteryear, about six months before I ran for (and was elected) President of the Freshman Class at Franklin and Marshall College. No trumpet fanfare, please. Now comes the sad part. It was actually November of 1963 and a sad time indeed, as President John Kennedy had just been shot and the world was in a stupor (this is a humor column?). Let’s zip over that stuff and note that my school was close to Washington, D.C. and I was so disturbed that I decided to go to Washington and visit the Rotunda, where Kennedy’s body was going to lay in state for several days as the world paid its respects. I not only decided to go, I got on the school radio, hung up posters and signed up three busloads of college kids (about 200) to make the trip with me. It was an awesome

endeavor. As I relate the story now, it’s hard to believe that a pimple – yes, a pimple – could have prevented me from getting to Washington to see the President, but it did. It was no ordinary pimple. It was a zit as big as the Ritz. Mountain climbers wanted to scale this pimple. People had to drive around it. The astronauts saw it from space. “That’s one giant zit for humankind,” commented John Glenn, “and kid, do not try to squeeze that thing! If it blows, it could knock us out of orbit!” But I didn’t listen to Glenn’s advice. Around 7 p.m., I did the unthinkable and squeezed it in the hope of eliminating it. No go – that just made it irritated and angry. It grew with a force and speed that was surprising and frightening. My whole chin and the left side of my face swelled up. Guys in my dorm tactfully voiced their concern. “Holy crap, Ardito,” they said, “are you growing a blimp on your face?!” Besides being scared, I was also incredibly ticked. How could this thing possibly go away by morning when the buses were due to leave? No way! I went to the school infirmary. The nurse took one look at me and said, “Holy crap, Ardito, what’s a blimp doing on your face?!” Actually, she was little more serious. She said I had to check into the infirmary immediately.

“Don’t be ridiculous,” I said, “I’ve organized buses to go to Kennedy’s funeral and we’re leaving tomorrow morning. I can’t check in here.” She persisted. “Jim. This is a major infection and if you don’t take care of it, it could affect your eyes.” “My eyes?! My butt!” “No, just your eyes. Your butt will be fine.” That’s when it hit me. I wasn’t going anywhere, not just because of the danger of losing my sight, but because I would be mocked and scorned. I was “The Hunchface of Franklin and Marshall!” So I did not go. I got my buddy, Jeff Nixon, to handle things for me. And he graciously said he would. Meanwhile, I hung my head – and pimple – in disgust, heading back to the infirmary for the next three days while Jeff and the crowd went to Washington. The whole time, I watched TV. I watched the news coverage and the nation mourn as Walter Cronkite talked us through it. I was watching from my hospital bed when Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald. And I was still in that hospital room nursing that pimple when a young John-John saluted his father as the casket drove past. It was an amazing time, and even more ironic that a pimple should have been the reason I witnessed it not from a bus, but from a bed in a college infirmary. Oh, how different things might have been if Proactiv had been invented. Amos’ Brilliantly Braised, Exquisitely Deglazed, Much Highly-Praised Lamb Shanks So what kind of a recipe do you pair with a story about a big pimple? “Nothing with cheese in it,” advised one friend. Okay, my solution is to get this recipe off my plate and put it on somebody else’s – which in this case happens to be Amos Edson’s. He’s a super nice guy, so he won’t mind. He married my darling cousin, Donna, made her very happy and fed me phenomenally well whenever I visited them in New Jersey. On my blog – jardito.wordpress.com – where all my recipes reside, you’ll also find Donna’s recipe for bruschetta. It’s a breakout recipe if ever there was one, so check it out. What Youza Need 2-4 lamb shanks 2 tbsp flour 1 large red onion, chopped 3 cloves of garlic ½ cup olive oil Herbs garni (rosemary, thyme, oregano tied up in cheesecloth) 1 cup good red wine 1 large tomato 2 cups chicken stock Salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste What Youza Do [1] Dredge meat in flour and sauté in pretty dang hot olive oil. [2] Do both sides, remove. [3] Deglaze pan juices with wine and reserve. [4] In a separate pan, cook veggies in olive oil for a few minutes. [5] Add meat, stock, herb bouquet, salt and pepper to taste. [6] Cover and cook for 1½ to 2 hours until meat is wonderfully tender. [7] Serve over rice or noodles. Enjoy. THAT’S ZIT! 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 ardito@gmail.com or visit arditocreative.com.


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6. Hollyhocks genus 7. Observed 8. 1/100 serbian dinar 9. Manual computing devices 10. Skin eruptions 11. Basics 12. Spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan 13. ___ Lanka 21. Once around a track 22. Grains for flour and whiskey 25. Extreme confusion and disorder 26. “Mr. Moto” actor Peter 27. Elaborate opera solos 28. Circular ceiling vaults 29. Tears 30. Woolly indris genus 31. Spiritual teachers 32. Eliminate from the body 34. Pabir 37. Parts of a TV series 40. Dolmen 43. Afresh 46. A bank employee 47. Runs away to marry 48. Voltaic (linguistic) 50. Expect or anticipate 52. Employee stock ownership plan 53. Any loose flowing garment 54. Roy Rogers’ wife 55. Founder of Babism 56. Decorate a cake with frosting 57. Supplement with difficulty 60. Hall of Famer ___ Ripken 61. Health Maintenance Org.

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Sandra Scheinbaum, Founder of Feed Your Mind Wellness Sandra Scheinbaum, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, board-certified senior fellow in biofeedback, certified yoga instructor and nutrition coach with more than 30 years of experience. She is the founder of Feed Your Mind Wellness in Highland Park, a healthcare consortium specializing in holistic approaches to mental and physical health and wellbeing. Scheinbaum was recently granted permission by Dr. Mark Hyman to launch The Blood Sugar Solution Program, based on his New York Times #1 best-selling book by the same name. WH! Outside of your current field, what other occupations have you pursued, and why did you switch? SS: I have a master’s degree in learning disabilities and began my career as a special education teacher. While taking continuing education classes, I chose to continue on for a doctorate in clinical psychology. WH! Name one person you’d consider a role model, and how did they inspire you? SS: Dr. Mark Hyman, the chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine and author of “The Blood Sugar Solution” is a role model, as he inspired me to study functional medicine and look at health care through a different lens: finding root causes and viewing chronic diseases, including depression and anxiety, as stemming from key metabolic dysfunctions. WH! What life or work experience taught you a valuable lesson? SS: Discovering yoga has taught me many valuable lessons, including the importance of

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SS: My husband Alan, who I can always rely on for advice, support and help with errands, including filling my car with gas when I don’t have the time.

SS: My iPhone. I want to be accessible to clients and encourage them to call, text or email. I also have sessions via phone or Skype for those who can’t come in for an office visit. WH! How did you get your start in this business? SS: My entrée into the field of mind-body medicine was fueled by my personal history of panic attacks. While enrolled in a doctoral program in clinical psychology, I chose to take an elective workshop in biofeedback. Practicing the relaxation methods I was taught in this course led not only to an ability to control anxiety, but to my interest in pursuing a career as a health psychologist. WH! Name three information resources (print, web, personal) that are essential to your company and explain why. SS: I belong to an online listserv comprised of integrative healthcare professionals. Sharing case studies and new research via this group has been invaluable. I also utilize webinars from the Institute for Functional Medicine and Integrative Healthcare Practitioners, as well as postings from the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. I rely on these resources for support and continuing

WH! What’s your favorite part of your business? SS: Watching the clients I work with move forward on the path to wellness through diet and lifestyle change. WH! Given unlimited resources, what would you change about your business/industry? SS: Shift from reliance on prescription medications to the use of “food and relaxation as medicine.” WH! What exciting things are on the horizon for your business, and where do you hope it will be in five years? 15 years? 30 years? SS: I’ve been granted permission by Dr. Mark Hyman, author of the #1 best-selling book, “The Blood Sugar Solution,” to develop the content into a group program to combat obesity, pre-diabetes and type II diabetes. I hope that these programs will grow from a local resource to a national offering and make a significant impact on the pandemic of diabetes, which will affect one in two Americans by 2020. Groups are forming now for the 12-week program. WH! What’s the biggest obstacle your

WH! What innovations or new ideas has your business given to the community? SS: Feed Your Mind Wellness has brought to our community a unique group program for “diabesity” that targets disease reversal, not just disease management. This is a new concept that comes from the principles of functional medicine. WH! What’s something your company does for the community that we might not know about (but should)? SS: With the new Blood Sugar Solution Program we are aiming to eliminate the causes of diabetes, obesity, heart disease and cancer for those in our community. The 12week program can be established in locations where people gather, including the workplace and places of worship. Trained wellness coaches are available to lead these groups. WH! What non-work related items do you have on your desk or wall? SS: I keep my yoga mat propped up against my wall at all times. Feed Your Mind Wellness, 1732 First St., Highland Park; 847-604-2752; feedyourmindwellness.com. Email questions and comments to editorial@ whatshappeningonline.com.

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Enjoy Showstopping Farce with Citadel’s Lend Me a Tenor Memorial Day Salute featuring Tammy McCann May 26, 3pm. This moving tribute to veterans and servicemen features acclaimed jazz singer Tammy McCann, accompanied by a big band and performing classic World War II era songs. Between songs, Arlington’s Fallen Heroes and their sacrifice are recognized. McCann has shared the stage with Ramsey Lewis and Ray Charles, and recently returned from a multi-club tour of New York City. Proceeds benefit the Memorial Park Fund. $35, $30/seniors and veterans. Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights; 847-577-2121; metropolisarts.com. Lend Me a Tenor Thru 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. North Shore Chamber Music Festival June 6, 8 and 9, 7:30pm. Alongside blockbusters of the chamber music repertoire such as Mendelssohn’s Octet, Franck’s Piano Quintet and Brahms’ Piano Trio, audiences are treated to introductions of lesser-known works, including Alfred Schnittke’s “MozArt” for 2 Violins and Osvado Golijov’s “Tenebrae” for Soprano, Clarinet and String Quartet. The festival has expanded the preconcert event portion to include all three

evenings, featuring 6pm presentations by students from ICODA and The Betty Haag Academy of Music, and Stradivari Society of Chicago Chairman Geoffrey Fushi. $10$95 (senior discounts available). Village Presbyterian Church, 1300 Shermer Road, Northbrook; 847-370-3984; nscmf.org. Jon Anderson of Yes June 8, 8:30pm. Jon Anderson has one of the most recognizable voices in progressive rock. As the lead vocalist of the band Yes, Anderson was central to its phenomenal success. Author and major creative influence behind the band’s epics – including such complex pieces as “Close to the Edge,” “Awaken,” and especially “The Gates of Delirium” – he also co-authored the group’s biggest hits, such as “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Roundabout” and “Owner of a Lonely Heart.” $26-65. Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire; 847-499-5000; viper-alley.com. DANIEL KULLMAN

Paul Thomas June 9, 9pm. Comedy at the Mette, in association with Chicago Underground Comedy, presents Paul Thomas. Thomas recently brought his solo sketch show “Comedogenic” to Sketchfest NYC after a run of the show at The Pub Theater in Chicago, as well as iO Theater Chicago and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. A filmmaker and musician, Thomas also plays in the post-grunge acoustic com-rock band Lola Balatro. Specialty beer and wine from The Bottle Shop is available. $12 (21 and over). The Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave.; 847-251-7424; wilmettetheatre.com. The Pirates of Penzance Thru June 10, 1 and 8pm (Wed), 8pm (Thu-

Pat Murphy and Eric Zuber star in Citadel Theatre’s production of “Lend Me a Tenor.” Fri), 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.

10 Ways to Kill Your Husband June 28-July 15. The popular original comedy from Metropolis Resident Playwright Scott Woldman returns. The honeymoon seems to be over for Cheryl and Steve, who are both spouses and coworkers. Things take an extreme turn as Cheryl and hired killer Elaine attempt to do away with Steve in the workplace. Thinking the attempts are aimed at them, the rest of the staff joins in the madness. All the while, the oblivious Steve goes about his workday, dead bodies literally piling up around him. $35. Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights; 847-577-2121; metropolisarts.com.

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VARICOSE VEINS: Unattractive and Dangerous

Everybody has heard of varicose veins. No one really likes them, since they have a reputation of being unattractive, but most people don’t realize they can also cause serious health issues.

WHAT ARE VARICOSE VEINS? The full name of the disease is actually “insufficiency of superficial veins of lower extremities,” or more simply, “venous insufficiency.” Besides being unsightly, the condition can cause multiple other signs and symptoms, like tiredness, heaviness in the legs and feet, cramps, brown discoloration, restless leg syndrome, swelling, numbness, itching, and burning. “Spider” veins—small, bluish or purple vessels (technically called telangiectasia)—are a manifestation of this disease as well if they form in the legs and feet. Once venous insufficiency progresses, complications can develop, like thrombophlebitis, trophic ulcers, reperfusion cellulitis, swelling of an extreme degree called anasarca, progressive infections called phlegmasia, and even skin cancer. Other, less common problems include chronic pelvic pain and orthostatic hypotension. What’s really going wrong in these veins? It all starts in the small folds on the inside lining. In a vein of normal diameter, the folds located on opposite walls can reach each other to form a valve, allowing blood to move only in one direction: upstream. Such veins are called “competent” or “sufficient.” In even slightly enlarged veins, those folds do not meet. The blood, therefore, can go either direction. The “abnormal valves” are appropriately called “incompetent,” and the vein is called “insufficient.” Normally, blood in our legs moves against gravity to reach the heart; in an “insufficient vein,” however, the blood will be directed vertically down, toward the feet.

enough to cause trouble. In insufficient veins, however, such blood is being forcefully injected back into peripheral tissues, poisoning them and depriving them of the fresh blood normally brought in by the arteries.

HOW IS IT TREATED? Regardless of the signs and symptoms, treatment should be directed at the cause—poor circulation. First, we need to identify the veins with incompetent valves. Second, we need to stop the blood from flowing through them. Any treatment not directed at improving circulation is not efficient, at best, and is often detrimental, with the potential of accelerating the disease or leading to further complications. In the old days, surgeons made a large, entire-leg incision and removed the affected veins during an operation. Not only was it disfiguring, invasive, and required general anesthesia—with a long recovery period—“looking” for it was a crude way to find an insufficient vein. Today, we find abnormal veins with an ultra-sound machine. It’s precise, painless, and quick. Once the vein is identified, there are several types of treatments designed to seal the vein from the inside, as opposed to surgical removal. Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) is the best approach. The vein not only remains closed, but in most cases, it slowly disintegrates while being digested by surrounding soft tissues. The vein is gone, so the problem is gone. At USA Vein Clinics, physicians, with high qualifications in vascular pathology—specializing exclusively in management of venous insufficiency and its complications—conduct meticulous evaluations, perform needed testing, and administer appropriate treatment on a case-by-case basis. In our centers, HEALTH CONSEQUENCES the relationship between doctor and Insufficient veins can have many patient doesn’t stop upon completion detrimental consequences. The of treatment; we always follow our ones most people know about are patients to ensure perfect results and mechanical—such as dilated, varicose full satisfaction. USA Vein Clinic Centers veins, and swollen legs and feet. are conveniently located in three However, many people don’t realize Chicagoland locations: Chicago (Belmont the biochemical consequences, like Ave.), Northbrook, and Elk Grove increased toxins in the blood. Village. USA Vein Clinics. Call 24/7 The blood flowing through our 847-346-0070; veins is “used” blood. It doesn’t contain www.USAVeinClinics.com oxygen or nutrients, and it’s loaded with carbon dioxide and other end products of metabolism. These waste materials need to be filtered through the kidneys, liver, gastro-intestinal tract, and lungs, and eventually expelled from the body. Typically, the body is efficient in getting rid of these toxins, so they don’t hang around long You’re in Trusted Hands™


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Recovering from Business Failures Every person fails at one time or another. Most often, people see failure as only having a downside, and don’t see it as having an upside. Failure is normal. People in business can learn from their failures and turn those failures into successful lessons. When you fail, you really have two choices. You can give up with your tail between your legs, or you Vicki Gerson can set your mind to succeed. One of the best things about failure is that it can strengthen you. Did you know that Bill Gates, Harry Truman and Walt Disney all failed on their first business ventures? But they didn’t let those flops defeat them. Bill Gates created the Traf-O-Data to analyze traffic flow. Obviously this flop didn’t stop him. Harry Truman was in the clothing business and owned a store that went bankrupt in 1922. Changing directions, he entered state politics and, of course, emerged on the national political scene, eventually becoming a U.S. president. Walt Disney, along with a partner, started Iwerks-Disney Commercial Artists, which was an animated studio. Iwerks left the business to earn some money. One month later the business collapsed. Did that stop Walt Disney, creator of Mickey Mouse? In today’s economic climate, many businesses are failing. Look at the number of restaurants that have recently closed their doors on the North Shore within the past six

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Market House on the Square Taking over the previous South Gate Cafe location, this restaurant has the lofty ambition of providing “one of the North Shore’s best dining experiences.” To achieve that goal, James Beard Award-nominated chef Dominic Zumpano was brought in to create upscale American cuisine. Flatbread, sauces, pasta, cheese and sausage are made in-house. Menu highlights include summer squash shepherd’s pie and buffalo chicken rounds. Nationallyrenowned architect Mark Knauer designed the handsome interior. 655 Forest Ave., Lake Forest; 847-234-8800; themarkethouse.com.

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Moderno Shortly after Rosebud closed, this place took over the space with a complete overhaul of the ambiance and menu. Veteran restaurateur John des Rosiers, who returned from a recent trip to Italy with new ideas and recipes, has put together an offering of made-from-scratch salads, pizza, pasta and Italian specialties, most priced under $20. The wine list numbers around 200 international and domestic labels. 1850 Second St., Highland Park; 847-433-8600; modernohp.com.

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months. Yet, people are still eating out. There are many restaurants that have a 30minute or more wait, and others that you can’t get into without a reservation. What are they doing to succeed? Think about the movie and television stars that have selected scripts that were just awful. Many of their movies “bombed,” or their television shows were canceled within the first two weeks. These stars bounced back with better vehicles to showcase their talent. Successful individuals learn from their mistakes, just like you should. If your business is still functioning but a segment of it’s failing, maybe it’s time to drop that product or service. Make the changes that are necessary and provide your customers with the product or service they desire. If your business is obsolete or your skills are not up-to-date, it’s time to develop the skills you need to be successful. Take a class and learn how to deal with today’s uncertain business world. If you have to close your doors like Bill Gates, Walt Disney or Harry Truman did, you may need to change direction completely. It always pays to have some plans in the back of your mind as well as the question you can keep asking yourself, “What will I do if my business fails?” When you’ve experienced failure, keep these three people in mind. Failure didn’t stop them, and it shouldn’t stop you.

Trifecta Grill A chic, urban vibe has turned this newcomer into an in-spot for the suburban fun crowd. Or as one dude puts it, “like being in the city on a Saturday night.” Decor is hip, accoustics tend to get loud and the bar buzzes with action. Chipolte chicken lollipops stand out among the small plates, as the lamb version does with burgers. Pizza comes in Greek and Mexican renditions. Impressive wine selection. 501 Chestnut St., Winnetka; 847-441-1700; trifectagrillwinnetka.com. Tatami A sister restaurant of Kansaku in Evanston,

this place does a decent job of blending Asian and Western cooking styles. The Asian equation is in the form of Japanese fine dining, with such seasonal fare as salmon Teriyaki, Yaki Suba noodles with vegetables, and sushi elements of sashimi and nigiri as examples. A part exotic, all tasty dessert is ginger lemon cheesecake. Atmosphere is modern Asian. 1859 Waukegan Road, Glenview; 847-998-8887; tatamichicago.com. Hota Remove the last letter from this restaurant’s name and you have “hot,” which describes how it is perceived among those who relish lusty, authentic Spanish and Latin cuisine. Top-shelf, locally sourced ingregients form a happy medium between peasant food and fine dining. Menu headliners include Catalan style mussels, Chipachole de Camaron and Duck en su Jugo. The setting is cozy and romantic. 2545 Prairie Ave., Evanston; 847-733-0899; hotarestaurant.com. La Tavola Having succeeded with restaurants in Chicago, Arlington Heights, Guatemala and Costa Rico, the Montiel brothers – Carlos and Eddie – take an upscale Italian route with their latest venture. Chef Eddie’s credentials are underscored with such signatures as black squid ink pasta with lobster sauce and chicken Sostanza. Pizza with unique toppings like grilled veal also is featured. Price points are moderate. 8808 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles; 847-376-8294. 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, and on two websites. Contact him at chuckpecoraro@sbcglobal.net.


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