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Learn all about the Monk Parakeet May 21 with the Illinois Audubon Society. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 2013 Great Strides Walk May 19, 11am. Help raise awareness and funds to fight this life-threatening disease. Check in begins at 9:30am. Enjoy post-walk activities and entertainment. Chicago Arvey Field – Grant Park, Columbus and Roosevelt; cff.org/great_strides “Express Yourself!” Musical Benefit May 20, 7pm. New Trier High School student Emily Wronski’s Senior Project features music from some of Broadway’s best and biggest musicals. Enter a special raffle. Proceeds benefit Broadway Cares/Equity
Fights AIDS and the Actor’s Training Center Scholarship Fund. $5 suggested donation. Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave.; 847-251-7424; wilmettetheatre.com. Illinois Audubon Society Lake/Cook Chapter Meeting May 21, 7pm. University of Chicago evolutionary biologist Stephen Pruett-Jones explains the Monk Parakeet’s history, habits, distribution and pesky reputation. Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park; 847-831-0331; lakecookaudubon.org. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
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WhatsHappeningOnline.com CALENDAR, PAGE 3 F.A.M.E. Fundraiser May 22, 6-9pm. Foundation of Artists Mentored in Entertainment-NFP 501(C) (3) holds its second annual fundraiser, “An Evening of FAME.” Registration required. $50, $75 at the door. Columbia College, Stage Two Theatre, 618 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago; fame-chicago.org. Chicago Historical Lecture Series May 22 and June 12, 7pm. Glenview Community Church’s lecture series continues with Myra Loris, featuring different time periods in Chicago history. Learn all about the background and accomplishments of Mayor Richard J. Daley. Dessert is served. $15/lecture. 1000 Elm St.; 847-729-9365; gccucc.org. Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation May 22, 6:30-8pm. Elder law attorney Kerry R. Peck presents “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous: Infamous Cases of Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation.” Learn about legislation available to help protect seniors. 1 CEU available for L.S.W., L.C.S.W. and L.C.P.C. professionals. Weinberg Community for Senior Living, 1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield; 847-236-7842; cje.net. Undercroft Gallery Artist Reception May 25, 1-4pm. Meet Waukegan artist Margaret “Maggie” Schwarz Kraus, presenting her one-woman show “Always Fun…the Art of Maggie Schwarz Kraus” thru June 26. Kraus’ works include paintings, painted silk scarves and handbags. Christ Episcopal Church lower level, 410 Grand Ave., Waukegan; 224-381-0321. Northshore Iris and Daylily Society Iris Show and Sale May 25 and 26, 12-4:30pm (Sat) and 10am-4:30pm (Sun). Features more than 10 artistic arrangements and 75 irises in bloom. Irises and daylilies are also available for purchase. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe; 847-835-5440; chicagobotanic.org/plantshows Glenview Summer Fest Applications Thru May 25. Fest applications are available at the Chamber Office. Due to construction issues, the June event is located on Lehigh between Glenview Road and Washington. 2320 Glenview Road; 847-724-0900; glenviewchamber.com. St. Catherine Laboure Memorial Day Mass May 27, 9am. Celebrate with a special Mass. St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 3535 Thornwood Ave., Glenview; 847-729-1414.
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Classic Car Shows at Westfield Old Orchard May 27, 6-9pm. Monday Night Car Shows, Inc. begins its seventh season of shows, running Mondays thru Labor Day. See up to 400 cars, including hot rods, muscle cars, antiques and sports cars. Enjoy music, food, raffles, prizes and vendors. Registration required for cars. Donations accepted. Westfield Old Orchard Mall West Lot, Skokie; mondaynightcarshows.com. Senior Care Presentation May 28, 11:30am. Representatives from Senior Helpers and the Abington Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center discuss Alzheimer’s disease, dementia care and senior care. Registration required. Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce, 1401 E. Oakton Ave.; 847-881-2782; Barbara Silverman at Northbrook Community Synagogue May 28, 6:45pm. Silverman has performed at the Jewish Folk Festival. The Woman’s Havura Culminating Dinner is provided from the Sandwich Club. $15, $20/guests, $36/ new members (includes membership for next year). 2548 Jasper Court; 847-509-9204; northbrookcommunitysynagogue.org.
May 2013 Negotiating Job Offers May 29, 10:15am. Howard Campbell, CMF, Campbell Career Coaching, provides techniques to help you get what you want in salary and benefits. $10/NM. Career Resource Center Grove Cultural Campus, 40 E. Old Mill Road, Suite 105, Lake Forest; 847-2955626; careerresourcecenter.org. Highland Park Senior Health and Fitness Day May 29, 1-4pm. Highland Park Nursing and Rehab Center, in collaboration with the Highwood Senior Social Club, hosts a free open house day of fitness classes and health screenings. Registration recommended. 50 Pleasant Drive, Highwood; 847-432-9142; hpnrc.com. Covenant Village of Northbrook Spring Choir Concert May 31, 7pm. Features sacred, secular and patriotic music. 2625 Techny Road; 877-253-7997; covenantnorthbrook.org. Emerald Ash Borer Workshop June 1, 9-11am. Residents of the City of Lake Forest and the Village of Lake Bluff are invited to learn how thousands of ash trees are at high risk of infestation. Discuss identification, treatment, replanting options and more. Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest; 847-810-3563; cityoflakeforest.com. Highland Park Historical Society Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration June 1, 11am-4pm. As part of the Annual Stupey Cabin Picnic and Fundraiser, Civil War re-enactors encamp on the cabin’s front lawn. Military firings using black powder muskets occur throughout the day, and excerpts are read from letters written by Highland Park city clerk John Finney. Activities include cabin tours, CONTINUED ON PAGE 5
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May 2013 CALENDAR, PAGE 4 petting zoo, arts and crafts for children and demonstrations on quilting, spinning wool and churning butter. Laurel Park; 847-4327090; highlandparkhistory.com. ZIA Gallery Art Exhibition Thru Jun 1. ZIA Gallery presents Mary Burke and Beverly Zawitkoski, two artists who share an intuitive approach toward beginning a work, yet arrive at very different aesthetics. 548 Chestnut St., Winnetka; 847-446-3970; ziagallery.net. NSMRJB Walk-a-thon June 2, 9am. The North Suburban Medical Research Junior Board’s third annual Walk-athon features entertainment by CHARIZMA, sports, bouncies, pony rides, raffles and more. Enter a drawing for a new 20” TREK bicycle (boys or girls). Proceeds support pediatric brain tumor research at Ann and Robert H. Lurie’s Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Registration required. $25/adult, $15/ages 3-12 ($30/$20 day of). Tamarak Day Camp, 23970 Elm Road, Lincolnshire; 312-227-7299; nsmrjb.org. Lambs Farm Charity Car and Bike Show June 2, 10am-4pm. The show returns after an 11-year hiatus. See all makes and models of cars, trucks and bikes. Awards are presented in a number of categories. Enjoy music by Samadhi Vibe, DJ Randy, a raffle, auction and bake sale. Car registration required. $15/car thru May 28, $20/day of event. 14245 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville; 847-362-4636; lambsfarm.org. Alliance Francaise du North Shore Events June 3 and July 1, 10-11am. Meet fellow francophones for relaxed conversation. No membership required. Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette; afnorthshore.org. Highland Park Players Casting Call June 3 and 4, 7pm. Attend an open casting call for the musical “Cats,” featuring both vocal and dance auditions. Callbacks take place at 1pm June 9. Prepare 32 bars of a song and bring sheet music in the appropriate key. Bring dance shoes if applicable. Ages 12 and up. West Ridge Community Center, 636 Ridge Road, Highland Park; highlandparkplayers.com. Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day June 4. Jen Z’s Beauty Services continues its tradition of supporting cancer survivors. Choose from a complimentary eyebrow, lip or chin wax, 10-minute tune up massage or mini manicure. Registration required. Visit online for more CSBSD info. 2665 Waukegan Ave. (lower level), Highland Park; 847-433-8401; jenzsbeautyservicesinc.com; cancersurvivorbeautyandsupportday.org. Chicago Master Singers Auditions June 4, 5, 11 and 12. Directed by Alan Heatherington, the 130-voice choral ensemble features accomplished singers from Chicago and suburban communities. Singers are encouraged to sing a prepared piece of their choice and bring four copies of the music. Auditioners also vocalize and sight-read an unfamiliar piece. Contact CMS for detailed audition info. 877825-5267; email@example.com; chicagomastersingers.org. The Art Center – Highland Park Opening Reception June 7, 6:30-9pm. Attend an opening reception for “Emotions of Color,” featuring fine artists Elisa R. Boughner and Nina Weiss. 1957 Sheridan Road; 847-432-1888; theartcenterhp.org. KeyLime Cove Spring Community Days Thru June 7. A limited supply of one-day tickets to KeyLime Cove’s Lost Paradise Waterpark are available for $25 each, with proceeds benefiting United Way of Lake County and the Gurnee police and
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fire departments. Usage dates run seven days a week, except for Memorial Day weekend. I-94 and Grand Ave., Gurnee; liveunitedlakecounty.org/keylimecove Glenview Gardeners “Members Only” Plant Exchange June 11, 7pm. Plant divisions and cuttings grown by members are acclimated to the area and garden-tested. Members also provide hints and tips. Finalize plans for the upcoming garden walk. Held at the home of Judy and Bill Oppegard. 847-724-2286; glenviewgardeners.org. Off Campus Writers’ Workshop June 13, 10am-12pm. Rich Chwedyk presents “Story Basics.” Chwedyk teaches at Columbia College and Oakton Community College, and has won the Nebula Award for science fiction. Members are invited to submit the first 1,000 words of any kind of story for possible inclusion. Registration required. $15. Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave.; ocww.bizland.com. “Totus Tuus” Summer Catechetical Youth Program June 16-21, 9am-2:30pm (grades 1-6) and 7-9pm (grades 7-12). Learn the basic tenets of the Catholic faith, cultivating both a firm intellectual grounding and solid personal relationship with Christ. Registration required. $45/elementary, $20/teen. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1775 Grove St., Glenview; 847-724-1475; firstname.lastname@example.org. Beth Shalom Veteran’s Brunch June 23, 9:30-11:30am. The Congregation Beth Shalom Israel Committee and Men’s Club, in conjunction with the American Friends of Israel War Disabled Foundation, host a brunch to honor Israel’s Army Veteran Heroes. Registration required by June 17. $7, $5/ages 5-12. 3433 Walters Ave., Northbrook; 847-947-1818; bethshalomnb.org. CASA Lake County Golf for a Child Invitational Fundraiser June 24, 9:30am. The event features 18 holes of golf, lunch, a networking reception, dinner, an interesting auction and extras. Proceeds help fund training and managing of volunteers who advocate for abused or neglected children. Registration required. $450, $1,600/foursome. Kemper Lakes Golf Club, 24000 Old McHenry Road, Kildeer; 847-383-6260x217; events.org/casagolf624
Rotary Club of Northbrook Rubber Ducky Race June 25, 7pm. The 11th annual race takes place at Village Green Park in downtown Northbrook. Top three finishers receive cash prizes of $700, $250 and $100. Take part in the Ducks on Parade contest for $25, decorating a large Club-provided duck and competing in six theme categories. Prizes have a minimum value of $100. Proceeds benefit polio eradication efforts and international Club projects. $5/duck, $25/six-duck Quack Pack. 847-309-1432; northbrookrotary.org. Chicago Lighthouse Vision Rehab Center Group Therapy Thru July 17, 3-4pm (first/third Wed). Dr. Joseph Wallach leads group therapy sessions for those struggling emotionally with vision loss. Insurance coverage verified prior to sessions. Registration required. 222 Waukegan Road, Glenview; 312-6661331x3817; chicagolighthouse.org. Oakton Community College Art Exhibition Thru July 19. “Faces Behind the Truth: The Mirrors of Charles Szymkowicz” features evocative, powerful portraits by the Belgian painter. The innovator of European New Figuration and Neo-Expressionism specializes in incisive colors and vibrant brush strokes. OCC Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines; CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
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Men’s Club Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am. Women and guests welcome. + May 21, Northwestern Musical Program + May 28, Gizza, Necropolis in Egypt Secrets of Jewish History May 22, 10-11:30am. Rabbi Adam Chalom challenges your knowledge of the origins and evolution of the Jewish people. $9/M, $11/NM. Jews Who Have Benefitted the World Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm. Leah Polin highlights these contributions of Jews to American society. Morton Grove Campus. + May 22, Jews in Law and Justice + May 29, Jews in Medicine Comedy with “Mr. Sound Effects” May 23, 1-2pm. Wes Harrison has provided sound effects for Disney and MGM studios and appeared on all major TV talk and variety shows. $8/M, $10/NM. Morton Grove Campus. Flashpoints: Hot Topics and Discussion May 23-Aug. 22, 1-3pm (fourth Thu). Discuss current events in this peer-led group. $8/M, $10/NM. Morton Grove Campus. Book Genre Discussion – Mysteries May 29, 10-11:30am. David J. Walker, author of 12 mystery/crime novels, discusses the crime fiction genre and its popularity. $9/M, $11/NM. Sammy Davis, Jr. Program May 31, 1-2pm. Susan Benjamin focuses on Davis, Jr.’s talents as a singer, dancer,
Mapping Relationships June 3, 10-11:30am. Cartographer Valerie Krejcie shows how maps allow us to visualize our world in ways not evident from statistical information alone. $9/M, $11/NM. A Medley of Renowned Composers June 3, 1-2:30pm. Instructor Bob Levi shows how to find the works of famous composers in modern movies and media. Featuring Rossini, Haydn, Dvorak, Grieg, de Falla, Chabrier, von Suppe, Britten and Orff. $8/M, $11/NM. Morton Grove Campus. Flyers, Newsletters and Brochures June 3 and 10, 1-3pm (Mon). Mel Schwartz teaches you how to create professional documents using Microsoft Word. $25/M, $30/NM. Critical Moments of the Civil War June 4-25, 1-2:30pm (Tue). Jim Kenney, Executive Director of Common Ground, focuses on the four most important turning points of the war. $40/M, $48/NM. Brain Games June 5, 10am-12pm. Enhance memory, problem-solving and language skills via online computer games. $15/M, $20/NM. Forensics and History – Secrets of the Royal Families June 5, 1-2:30pm. Hal Tinberg illustrates how state-of-the-art DNA testing has played a role in the mysteries of famous figures in history, including Marie Antoinette’s son and Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anastasia Romanov. $9/M, $11/NM. The Life and Loves of Frank Sinatra June 6, 1-2:30pm. Hy Speck presents this showcase on Sinatra, whose career accomplishments include more than 60
Learn about maps with cartographer Valerie Krejcie at 10am June 3 at the NSSC. movies, two Oscars, 12 Grammys, 1,800 records and 80 albums. See film clips of his most memorable stage and screen performances. $9/M, $11/NM.
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The Best of Spider Saloff June 7, 1-2pm. Saloff performs original music and classics by Gershwin, Porter and Ellington, as well as segments from her award-winning musical “The Roar of the Butterfly.” Special guest Jeremy Kahn accompanies on piano.$10/M, $12/NM.
Fabulous Fathers on Film June 13, 1-2:30pm. Steve Frenzel takes a fascinating look at fathers throughout film history, illustrated with film clips and stories. $10/M, $12/NM.
An Examination of German Guilt June 10, 1-3pm. German historian Anette Isaacs leads a discussion on how Germany has attempted to cope with the guilt of the Shoah. $10/M, $12NM.
Preventing Falls in Your Own Home June 14, 1-2pm. Katie Morgan shows how to safeguard your home, select fall-preventing footwear and stay safe inside and outside the home. $5/M, $7/NM.
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Hannah Senesh Exhibition Thru Sept. 8. “Fire in My Heart: The Story of Hannah Senesh” tells the tale of one of Israel’s most iconic heroes. Learn how the Budapest-born poet, diarist and author became a lasting symbol of courage and determination. Free with Museum admission. Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie; 847-967-4800; ilholocaustmuseum.org. NAMI Cook County North Suburban Parent Support Group Third Friday, 9:30-11am. Open to families of children and adolescents with mental health issues. Share problems and hear how others have dealt with their own. Wilmette Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave.; 847-716-2252; namiccns.org. United Methodist Church Monthly Scrabble Scrabble fans are invited to play friendly, informal games. Schedule rotates; call for later dates. North Northfield United Methodist Church; 797 Sanders Road, Northbrook; 847-272-2250; northnorthfield.org. Tenth Dems Summer 2013 Internships The Illinois Tenth Congressional District Democrats (“Tenth Dems”) are accepting applications for the Summer 2013 Internship Program. Available for course credit, the program is designed for young people deeply interested and engaged in the political process. Internships are unpaid educational volunteer positions, and interns are expected to commit 16 hours per week. Illinois’ Tenth Congressional District contains portions of both Cook and Lake Counties, stretching from Winnetka in the south up to the Wisconsin border along the lake. 847-266-8683; tenthdems.org.
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Stories in the Woods May 23, 10-11am or 1-2pm. Enjoy story time with a Naturalist, then play a game, take a short hike and create a craft. $10/adult and child, $3/additional family member. Ages 3-6.
ADULTS Book Discussion – “This is How You Lose Her” May 21, 1pm. Judy Levin leads discussion of Pulitzer-winner Junot Diaz’s collection of stories about love, betrayal, obsession and the other constants of adult romantic relationships.
Free Junior Golf June 9, 1pm and after. Juniors of Highland Park are invited to try out golf at Sunset Valley Golf Course. Suitable for players of all levels. Call for tee times. Ages 11-20. 847432-7140.
Film Discussion May 22, 7pm. Film instructor Dick Adler discusses the film starring Joaquin Phoenix as a World War II veteran working for a leader developing his own religion. The film is screened at 6:30pm May 20.
FAMILY Pond Study May 22, 2-3pm. With nets in hand, capture everything from dragonfly nymphs to bullfrog tadpoles. Use microscopes to look at the variety of creatures and determine the health of the water using a biotic index. Dress for the weather and expect to get muddy. Registration required by May 20. $4. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Danny Cunniff Park.
Plan For Business Success Mentoring May 23, June 13, 5-8pm. Sign up for a one hour one-on-one mentoring session on business plans with a SCORE Chicago counselor. Registration required. Scorechicago.org. Meet The Authors + May 23, 7pm – Jennifer Dotson discusses her book of poems “Clever Gretel.” + May 28, 7pm – Michael Harvey discusses his crime thriller “The Innocence Game.” Books are for sale and the events conclude with a book signing. Get Tech Savvy June 1, 10am-12pm. Bring your electronic devices – cell phones, E-readers, digital cameras, laptops – and questions. Meet with a member of the Library’s teen tech-savvy team from Highland Park High School’s computer club for one-on-one guidance. Social Media Marketing for Small Business June 6, 7pm. Keep in touch with customers and increase visibility to potential clients. Career Counseling June 12, 1-4pm. Meet with a College of Lake County career counselor for a free half-hour session. Registration required. Spanish Conversation Group Tuesdays, 10-11:30am. Meet to practice your Spanish. Book Nook Thursdays and Saturdays, 10:30am-4:30pm. CHILDREN Junior Page Volunteers May 30, 7pm; June 1, 10:30am. Attend orientation sessions for the Junior Page Volunteer program. Session 1 runs from June 3-June 29. Volunteers may work one hour per day in the Youth Services Department. Registration required. Stories, Play for Special Needs Children June 1, 10-11am. Trained Lekotek leaders
Kick off summer from 11am-2pm June 8 at the Park District’s Hidden Creek AquaPark. provide a fun hour of stories, music and play for children with special needs and their siblings. Registration required. Ages 3-8. Kidsevents.org. Summer Reading June 3-July 27. Read books, play games and win prizes. Registration required. Newborns9th grade. Tinyurl.com/hpsummer Drop-In Chess June 8-July 20, 10:30am-12pm (Sat). Open to all levels of play. Boards and sets are provided. Grades K-9. Stories Under The Stars June 10-July 22, 7:30-8pm (Mon). The entire family is invited to drop by the clearing near the Rose Garden for special stories. Ballet Folklorico Nacional of Milwaukee June 12, 7-7:45pm. Enjoy Mexican folkdance, authentic costumes, and a Mexican trick roper. Registration required. Kidsevents.org. Tales For Tots June 17-Aug. 1, 10-10:30am (Mon or Thu). Bring preschoolers to the Library for stories, songs, puppets, flannel boards and adultchild participation. Registration required (Highland Park residents only). 2½-3½ years, accompanied by an adult. Kidsevents.org. Storytime Live! June 17-Aug. 1, 10:45-11:15am (Mon) or 1:30-2pm (Thu). This drop-off program features books, songs, rhymes, puppets and other activities designed to foster pre-reading
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Artistic Gymnastic Show June 9, 10:30am and 2:30pm. Watch Park District gymnasts showcase their talents. Centennial Ice Arena.
Italian Cooking Workshop June 19, 7-8:30pm. Led by Chef Chuck Gallo of Sunset Foods. Registration required. Participants must life in the District 112 area. Grades 4-9. Kidsevents.org.
Summer Kick Off June 14, 6-8pm. Welcome Summer 2013 with a night out in Sunset Woods Park. The event features a steel drum band performance, S’mores roasted over a real fire and other family activities. Ice cream and popcorn are available for purchase.
First Steps Storytime July 2-Sept. 20, 9:15-10am or 10:15-11am (first/third Tue or Fri) Enjoy interactive storytime with fun books, songs, puppets, a parachute and games. Registration required. Walking toddlers-2½ years with adult (Highland Park residents only). Kidsevents.org. Baby Booktime Storytime July 12-Sept. 27, 10:30-11:30am (second/ fourth Fri). Introduce babies to early language experiences through stories, songs and rhymes. Registration required. Newborns to walkers with adult (Highland Park residents only). Kidsevents.org. 494 Laurel Ave.; 847-432-0216; hplibrary.org.
Park District of Highland Park CHILDREN Babies in Nature May 21, 10-10:45am or 1-1:45pm. Stroll with a Naturalist and let nature engage the senses of your infants and toddlers. $6/adult and child, $3/additional family member. Ages 6 months-3 years.
Soak It Up! June 8, 11am-2pm. Kick off the summer season at Hidden Creek AquaPark. Enjoy the grill, free snow cones and giveaways (while supplies last). $5/R, $10/NR (season pass valid)
ADULTS GreenPrint 2024 Highland Park residents are asked to participate in the development of the Park District’s GreenPrint 2024, a comprehensive plan serving as a road map for decision making for the next 10 years. Developing a GreenPrint for the future of the Park District will ensure that resources are aligned with current and future resident needs, community values and the District’s changing demographics. The planning process has been organized into four phases: Engage, Analyze, Envision and Confirm. The first phase, Engage, focuses on facilitating community conversations and resident input. During the next few months, The Lakota Group is organizing focus groups, individual interviews, casual pop-up sharing sessions and community open houses. For more information on sharing suggestions and comments, visit plan4pdhp.com. 636 Ridge Road; 847-831-3810; pdhp.org.
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community & life The Importance of Detecting Asperger’s Syndrome Early Many children with Asperger’s syndrome (AS) do not display significant delays in the early years of their development. Behavioral and emotional differences in children with AS may manifest in subtle ways that can be difficult for both parents and pediatricians to detect. For instance, children with AS may be unable to easily cope with change. Dr. Michael Clatch In addition, children with this disorder may not actively seek out social interactions with others, including peers. For many parents, these differences in the child’s behavior may go unnoticed as parents may believe that their child is simply developing at his or her own pace. In the absence of significant developmental delays – e.g., difficulty with gross motor skills such as walking or a lack of explicit language by two years of age – the presence of Asperger’s syndrome may go undetected for years. Even though significant developmental delays are often not present for children with Asperger’s syndrome, there are cases in which language development is markedly delayed or children exhibit notably unique challenges in interacting with others. When these issues are detected, parents should immediately seek the help of medical professionals that will be capable of diagnosing their child and recommending services. For many children with AS, early intervention services are recommended as a foundational support to help bridge gaps and reduce deficits. Early intervention is vital to
improving the child’s long-term prognosis and parents must understand that this type of intervention will be essential to helping the child with AS overcome many of the obstacles they face. Despite the fact that the name “early intervention” suggests intervention that is provided early in the child’s life, many parents seeking early intervention services for their child may not know the purpose, function or importance of these services. Early intervention services for children with AS and other autism spectrum disorders are needed to help reduce the impact of the developmental delay experienced by the child. The impact of developmental delay can be compounded over time and in order to ensure the best possible outcomes for the child reducing this impact is essential. By addressing deficits in language, social interaction and behavior, parents can help their child develop the skills needed to interact successfully with their non-disabled peers. In an effort to illustrate this point, consider the case of “Adam,” a 7-year-old boy that was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at the age of 4. Adam’s parents first noted that he had some deficits in his language development by the age of 3. When Adam started preschool at age 4, he often appeared withdrawn and would not interact with other children in the class. As a result of his social isolation, Adam’s language development continued to lag. In addition, Adam’s cognitive skills were not in line with children in his preschool class. Adam’s diagnosis prompted an immediate recommendation for early intervention services. Supports provided through early intervention included speech therapy, occupational therapy and social skills
North Shore Chamber Music Festival Returns Violinist Vadim Gluzman and pianist Angela Yoffe, founders of the North Shore Chamber Music Festival, bring the benefits of music at all levels to Northbrook and the surrounding area. In its third year, the festival boasts not only a lineup of renowned virtuosos, but education and opportunity. With concerts scheduled for June 5, 7 and 8 at Village Presbyterian Church, this gift of community through music makes an inspirational start to the summer. Northbrook residents themselves, Gluzman and Yoffe are thrilled to share music, not as work, but as a means of reciprocity and celebration for all. “We have deliberately taken down any barriers that might limit this very important exchange between individuals in the audience and those on the stage,” said Gluzman. “Music is, after all, a reciprocal relationship between the people.” Gluzman adds that the festival was founded not simply to do another tour – the real work aspect of their careers – but a heartfelt desire among musicians to share music in a way that celebrates friendship and community. “The theme of our festival is friendship. Nothing gives me more joy than to gather on stage great musicians and wonderful friends. Our friendship is the driving force of our music making.” Festival highlights include an exclusive jazz piano tribute to Oscar Peterson by orchestral conductor Andrew Litton, Arvo Part’s “Mozart-Adagio,” performed by Yoffe and Gluzman along with Mark Kosowser, and an evening of the Russian greats on opening night, including Glinka, Prokofiev and Tchiakovsky. Other featured artists include pianist William Wolfram, violinist Ilya Kaler, cellists Ani Anavoorian, bassist Timothy Cobb and violinist and composer Atar Arad. Also available are educational components and opportunities for young musicians. The audience can watch rehearsals and take part in
post-concert discussions. A June 7 pre-concert lecture by Henry Fogel – former President of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chairman of the Board of the League of American Orchestras, Dean and distinguished professor at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts – is a rare treat. Young artists from the Betty Haag Academy of Music and Music Institute of Chicago are also showcased in a pre-concert performance on June 8. In terms of outreach, the festival helps bring music to those in need via relationships with Lurie Children’s Hospital and Northbrook’s International Center on Deafness and the Arts through Education (ICODA). Yoffe describes her involvement with these institutions as “some of the most amazing experiences in my life. There is so much we take for granted.” Yoffe was moved to tears by watching children at ICODA during a performance of “Over the Rainbow.” The children in these institutions strengthen her and Gluzman’s commitment to the festival, ensuring that the music is made accessible to truly everyone. The event’s location also contributes to their goal of reciprocity. Built in Tudor-Gothic style alongside a creek, Gluzman and Yoffe were attracted to the church right away. The duo is very appreciative of church musical CONTINUED ON PAGE 22
training. Each of these supports was tailored to meet Adam’s unique needs. As a result of early intervention services, Adam was able to enter Kindergarten where he was educated in a mainstream classroom. By the age of 6, Adam had acquired language skills similar to that of his peers. Additionally, Adam had erased the cognitive deficits that had been quite prominent in his preschool years. Although Adam continues to struggle with social interaction, he has been able to essentially catch up to his peers in terms of language development and cognitive skills. Early intervention services made it possible to mitigate the impact of developmental delay such that many of the deficits experienced by Adam have been reversed. The early intervention is applied the better. As such, accurate and early diagnosis can be a boon for both parents and children. The diagnosis of a child with Asperger’s syndrome brings with it many new
challenges and a host of information. Parents experiencing this process for the first time may be overwhelmed. Many parents may question the need for services that require children to see specialists several times a week. Even though diagnosis and intervention may be difficult for children and parents, the reality is that early intervention is effective and necessary to help reduce developmental delays. The sooner the delay is addressed, the better the long-term outcomes for the child. Recognizing the benefits of early intervention services may make it easier for parents to support this intervention and to help their children cope with the challenges created as a result of their diagnosis. 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 couragetoconnecttherapy.com.
1. Lake Forest-based Ragdale – one of the country’s largest nonprofit artist residency programs – has selected a proposal by Stephen Dietrich Lee of New York and his associates as the winning design for its outdoor installation and performance space. Ragdale solicited contemporary interpretations of Howard Van Doren Shaw’s original Ragdale Ring. The public unveiling is scheduled during a Ragdale benefit on June 15. 2. Northbrook resident Dale Duda, volunteer manager of the Northbrook Farmers Market, was awarded Glenkirk’s 2013 Community Development Award at the annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner on April 10. Duda was instrumental in helping the organization initiate Glenkirk Farm, in which adult clients plant, tend, harvest, and sell vegetables at their own Northbrook Farmers Market booth.
3. Jessica Steinberg of Northbrook received the National Federation of Independent Business/Lloyd E. Falconer Young Entrepreneur Award. Steinberg is a senior at Glenbrook North High School. The scholarship program is designed to reward and encourage entrepreneurial talents among high school students. 4. Five members of the City of Highwood and Highwood Chamber of Commerce were chosen as panelists at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2013 National Main Streets Conference, addressing Highwood’s cultural economy and tactics used to revitalize the city through its Celebrate Highwood series of special events. Held April 14-16 in New Orleans’ historical French Quarter, the event featured city officials, key executives, administrators, and Main Street representatives from across the country.
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Adventure Abounds on Vacation to Cancun, Mexico It’s been more than 20 years since my last visit to Cancun, and the city has grown to become a mega superstar in resort destinations. Driving along the Hotel Zone, I was amazed at the lineup of magnificent new luxury hotels, one after another. Many of the hotels are allinclusive. If you enjoy plenty of spirits and don’t mind dining in the same restaurants Mira Temkin all week, go for it. Because there are so many hotels, there are also as many good deals – do your research. Go Mayan! The Mayan civilization was one of the original cultures of the New World, lasting more than 3,000 years. Living in the Yucatan Peninsula, the Mayans were known for their spectacular art, impressive architecture and sophisticated astronomical systems, highly advanced for their time. Mayan archaeological sites such as Chichen Itza and Tulum continue to hold an aura of mystery and majesty, easily accessible from Cancun. Extreme Sports – Coba Mayan Encounter Adventure I’ll be honest here. I went along for the ride. A combination of canopy ziplining, rappelling deep down in a cave, and canoeing (okay, I did the canoeing), this is the triathlon of adventure. The excursion also included a delicious barbecue lunch and a visit to the
Coba Archeological Park. Here, the Coba Mayan Ruins tell the story of an ancient people, showcasing rituals and customs from centuries ago, like the bowl game area where they played competitive sports. I took the “Mayan Princess” route to the Nohoch Mui pyramid (the tallest in the Yucatan) by riding in a foot-pedaled bike and climbing almost to the top. This exciting daylong excursion was one I’ll long remember. Alltournative.com. Get Hooked on the Pirate Ship The Captain Hook Barca Pirata Pirate Ship is the granddaddy of them all. This fabulous Lobster Dinner Cruise and Pirate Show sets sail for the high seas aboard an authentic galleon, complete with swashbuckling pirates, fabulous fare, dancing, contests and a grand finale that will blow you away. No, I won’t tell, but suffice to say this is a guaranteed great time for the whole family. We had a ball and loved watching the pirates in action as we sailed the Caribbean. There’s good reason why this was named the best attraction in Cancun on Trip Advisor. A real treasure! Capitanhook.com. Discover the Eco-Parks With its exquisite natural beauty, Cancun is known as an ecological paradise. X-Caret is a majestic archaeological park where you can swim with the dolphins, float through underground rivers and experience a musical journey through Mexico. Snorkel among multi-colored fish at Xel-Ha, the natural aquarium, and explore the fascinating underground world and ziplines of X-Plor. Pericos Cancun’s transportation system is fast,
Travelers can scale the Nohoch Mui pyramid at Cancun’s Coba Mayan Ruins. efficient and inexpensive and we took the bus downtown to several great restaurants. Pericos is one of Cancun’s most delightful – lots of laughs and great food. The whole experience seemed somewhat familiar and WAIT, I’ve been here before. Indeed I had, which speaks to the longevity of this restaurant – open since the ’80s. Escape to Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres is a laid-back fishing village, just a boat ride away. There are three ferry shuttles around Cancun and I suggest taking the Ultramar ferry service independently, rather than a hotel package. We rented a golf cart and drove around the island, stopping
at the Turtle Farm, Dolphin Discovery and Punta Sur, honoring the Mayan Moon Goddess. These steep, naturally carved cliffs and ancient ruins provided gorgeous views of the city. Going back to Cancun now showed me…I can’t wait so long to return! Cancun.travel. Mira Temkin is a Highland Park-based freelance writer whose articles have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Family Time Magazine and six-00-three-five magazine. In addition, she’s a high-energy copywriter working with advertising and marketing services clients. Reach her at email@example.com.
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Make Kid-Friendly Chocolate Eclair Cake Let’s not forget about Mom this month! We are asked for recipes quite often. The most challenging is coming up with recipes that kids can do on their own, without having to use knives, the oven or stove. This recipe fits the bill. It’s easy to do, the kids can be creative, and it’s chocolate! Who doesn’t like chocolate? Well, we know a few people, but we don’t really like them anyway. Just Chef Kim Bisk kidding. Kids love this one, not only because it’s so easy, but because they can use tubes of cake decorating gels to write special messages or draw pictures. The pride factor alone makes it worth doing. Just be prepared, the kids will tell everyone they meet about it for the next several weeks! This is actually a recipe that Ellory, my husband and partner in business, used to do with his mom ages ago. He is pleased to share it with all of you. Enjoy! Ellory’s Easy Chocolate Éclair Cake (about 12 servings) 2 packages French Vanilla instant pudding 3 cups cold milk 8 oz. thawed Cool Whip 1 box of graham crackers 1 can of ready-made chocolate frosting 1 9 x 13” baking pan  Take both packages of pudding, and empty contents into a large bowl.  Add the cold milk, and whisk together until
dissolved.  Now take the thawed Cool Whip and stir into the pudding mixture. This will make it thick and creamy.  Take the graham crackers and make a single layer on the bottom of your baking pan.  Now pour half of the pudding mixture on top. Smooth it out, so it’s nice and flat.  Do another layer of the graham crackers on top of that.  Top that with the remaining pudding mixture.  Layer that with more graham crackers. That gives you three layers of graham crackers all together. Here’s a trick when using canned frosting. Remove the lid and any plastic cover, and microwave for 20 seconds. You don’t want it hot, but just a little warm. It spreads easier that way. Carefully spread the chocolate frosting over the top layer of graham crackers. Now put the baking pan in the fridge, and let it set for 24 hours. This will ensure that the pudding sets, and the graham crackers get mushy. Chef Kim Bisk and her husband Ellory own and operate Kim & Ellory’s Kitchen – providing personal chef and catering services to northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. They offer everything from large event catering to in-home gourmet dinners. Visit them at kimandellory.com.
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School Happenings Wescott Fifth Graders Prepare for Broadway Wescott School fifth graders perform a Broadway-style musical titled “Trouble at the Tony’s” at 7pm May 22 and 9:15am May 23 at 1820 Western Avenue in Northbrook. The production is written by music teacher Bill Vaananen. Fifth graders performed his original musical “Blackout on Broadway” in 2003, which Vaananen said was the inspiration for this year’s show. District 70 School Team Headed to Globals A Libertyville Elementary District 70 team involved in the Destination Imagination international problem-solving program is set to compete on the global level – the highest possible – this month. Awarded second place in state on March 2 was Highland Middle School’s “That Team Over There” for the “In the Zone” challenge. The competition takes place May 22-25 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Bottled Water Needed for Lew Blond Run Donations of bottled water are being accepted for the 13th annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk, taking place at 8am June 1 at Maple School in Northbrook. Cases of
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You may think that you can’t start yoga after 50, but you’d be wrong and terribly remiss not to. Hear me out. Yoga’s not just hippy-dippy, chanting youngsters throwing their legs behind their heads anymore. More straightforward, modern-day yoga offers a myriad of invaluable, practical health benefits to aging bodies willing to give it a chance. The practice of yoga is more than 5,000 years old and its benefits are vast and varied. It promotes better sleep, increased flexibility, strength and balance, as well as helping to reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Yoga is to joints what oil is to the Tin Man – a counter to the stiffening effects of age on formerly supple bodies. If you’re not 21 anymore and think popping into your local yoga class to imitate the twisted shapes around you sounds daunting and dangerous, you’re probably right – and not alone. “It’s intimidating for someone who is a little older, say over 50, to enter a ‘regular’ yoga class, as well as potentially dangerous,” says Paula Kout, owner of White Iris Yoga Therapy in Evanston. “Unfortunately, there are not a lot of classes taught by older teachers, or younger ones who get it.” Brimming with seniors, White Iris Yoga seems to get it right. Kout, 66, specializes in yoga therapy – a more specific application of yoga techniques that address the individual. It’s the opposite of your typical one-size-fitsall yoga studio. Instead of jumping into a class off the street, you set up a consultation to determine your physical capabilities, health issues and goals. If Kout thinks she can help you – and she’s helped a lot of people, including the Chicago Bulls circa Michael Jordan – she prescribes a personal routine or classes with a maximum of six students. WH! What is the age range of your students? PK: 27 to 76. 27 is unusual. Late forties, fifties, sixties – that’s my crowd. WH! Is muscle pain or soreness worse with older clients? PK: I’m not a big fan of classes hurting and making one sore – I feel something was wrong if you are hurting afterwards. WH! There are testimonials on your website from people told that surgery or pills were their only treatment options. Then they came to practice with you and report improvement or that they’re pain-free. Why do you think yoga therapy is so effective? PK: I think it has to do with where the
medical field has gone – tests, pills and surgery. Some doctors don’t touch or spend a lot of time with you. We seem to have lost a common sense approach. You certainly should go to a doctor if you have cancer. If you have no cartilage, get your knee replaced. I’m certainly not against Western medicine, but (you often hear,) “We’ll give you a muscle relaxant; we’ll give you a painkiller.” That’s not finding out what the cause or the source is – that’s not actually fixing anything. We discuss family history and habitual postural habits that might be contributing to your condition. I listen and look at the body and try to hear what’s going on. WH! How has yoga helped with your scoliosis? PK: My body is more in balance – I’m not so off-kilter. I was wearing out my right shoe more than my left. Now, I’ve balanced out the two sides of my body. WH! Can you imagine how your life would be different without yoga? PK: (Laughs) Yes. I would be really clueless! It would just be, I think, a lot more on the surface. I think I would still be looking for that stuff that’s going to make me happy. I think yoga has given me a grounding, anchor and perspective. Even if I do that stuff, I know what it’s really about. I know that that pair of shoes won’t make me happy, but I want them anyway! 1822 N. Ridge Ave., Suite 200; 847-864-9987; whiteirisyoga.com. Contributed by Carrie Levi
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Simple Steps to Help Promote Your Bone Health As men and women age, many take steps to improve their overall health. These steps can be as simple as cutting back on dinner portions or as significant as joining a gym and committing to an exercise regimen. One of the best things men and women can do to improve health and quality of life as they age is to protect their bones. Though some are aware of the importance of protecting their bones – which weaken as the aging process progresses, leaving older adults susceptible to fractures – many might not know that protecting their bones is quite simple. What’s more, many of the roughly two million bone fractures caused by osteoporosis, a medical condition in which the bones become brittle from loss of tissue, are preventable. Men and women who heed the following tips to help protect their bones can reduce their risk of fractures as they age.
bone health, while FRAX(R), an online tool developed by the World Health Organization, evaluates a individual’s risk of fracture based on a host of factors, including age, weight, height and your medical history. FRAX(R) models give a 10-year probability of fracture, which can help prevent injuries down the road for those people whose risk might not be immediate. The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends all women begin receiving bone density screenings at age 65. However, women with additional risk factors – including smokers, those with low weight or a thin frame, family history of osteoporosis, late onset of menstrual periods and a history of anorexia or bulimia – should consult their physician about screenings regardless of their age. Get out and exercise. Exercise is another great way to protect your bones. Unless you suddenly embrace competitive weightlifting, exercise won’t increase your bone density, but it will help you maintain the bone density you already have. Something as simple as walking can help maintain bone density, as can other weight-bearing activities like jogging.
Get your calcium and vitamin D. Calcium and vitamin D promote bone health, and many people are aware of those effects. However, a 2005 study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology found that 52 percent of postmenopausal women on osteoporosis treatment had insufficient levels of vitamin D, despite being told by their doctors to take both vitamin D and calcium. If your diet does not include adequate vitamin D – found in fortified dairy products, egg yolks and fish – then vitamin D supplements can help meet your needs. Calcium can be found in a variety of products, including fortified cereals and juices, dark leafy greens like broccoli, almonds and a host of dairy products.
Cardiovascular weight-bearing activities can be coupled with strength training, which recent studies have found may improve bone mineral density, something that could delay the onset of osteoporosis and reduce your risk of fracture. Gyms likely have all of the strength training materials you need, but you can also purchase hand weights or additional training products to ensure your bones are getting adequate exercise. Consult a physician before beginning an exercise regimen, especially if you have recently had a fracture. For more information, visit online at nof.org.
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Indian Flavors Flourish at Turmeric Impressions from a visit to the new Turmeric in Glenview: 1. The subtle aroma of curry, coriander, cilantro and other herbs and spices wafting from the kitchen is a trademark of vibrant Indian cooking. 2. Tables draped with white linen in spotless surroundings suggest fine dining. 3. Contrary to misconceptions, not all Indian cuisine is spicy. Chuck Pecoraro Seasoning ranges from radiantly mild to sizzling hot. Introduced in late December by Dr. Sasikala Paidi, an oncologist, with assistance from her brother Sarath Jayaraman, Turmeric exemplifies a new generation of Indian restaurants. Compared to the low-profile Indian/Pakistani storefronts that line Devon Avenue in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, it is upscale, squeaky clean and devoid of kitschy decor and droning sitar music. Occupying a corner spot that previously housed Zingarella, and named after an edible ginger family plant, Turmeric seats 75 indoors and 28 on a sidewalk patio. Atmosphere weaves a modern, semi-sophisticated spin with burgundy toned walls, tile floor and tasteful accents. There’s a small bar, but only beer and wine are poured at the present time. The food is fresh, lively and prepared with authority and varying degrees of spicing by four India-trained chefs. Prices are slightly
higher than those along Devon, yet moderate by North Shore standards. The menu covers India from top to bottom with specialties from the north (less spicy, made with milk, cheese, clarified butter and yogurt) and south (more spicy, mostly vegetarian with rice, lentils and aromatic pungency). These, plus dishes consistent with central regions, are presented on a daily lunch and dinner buffet, a viable option for newcomers. Gluten-free selections are available as well. Appetizers include Samosa, a turnover of peas, potatoes, mint and lemony tamarind sauce wrapped in light, crispy puff pastry. Another popular opener is Palak Chat – fried spinach tossed with spices and topped with tamarind and sweet yogurt. Both are quite tasty. Bread is an integral element of India dining. Torn apart by fingers, it is used regularly for sopping the sauces and gravies so basic to the cooking. Pancake-like Naan is made with wheat flour and yeast, baked to a blistered finish in a tandoor oven and eaten by the slice or stuffed with chilis, cheese or vegetables. Aloo Paratha unleavened whole-wheat bread also is packed and palatable. The clay, jug-shaped tandoor yields Indian style barbeque of meat, chicken or vegetables marinated in yogurt, spices and ginger garlic paste, then slow-cooked with intense heat. Murg Malai Kabob is interpreted as chicken breast marinated in cream cheese, while Lamb Seek Kabob has minced lamb leg invigorated with a potpourri of spices and herbs. Flavors also flourish in Vindaloo as chicken, lamb or goat is stimulated with a
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The pancake-like Naan can be ordered stuffed with chilis, cheese or vegetables. flash of boiled spices and splash of vinegar, escorted by long-grain Basmati rice. Be forewarned, this dish can really bring the heat. Not as incendiary is Mysore Rava Masala Dosa, a long name for a thin crepe made with rice, lentils, semolina flour or chutney, and crammed with potato or onion. Like several other South Indian signatures, it comes with a sturdy lentil soup called Sambar and choice of hot or not so hot chutney. Desserts aren’t as exotic as the main courses, especially Mango Brulee, a version of French-inspired creme brulee in which baked custard is infused with the sweet tang of tropical fruit. Gulab Jamoon – fried milk dumplings soaked in sugary syrup – is worth a try, too. There are other aspects of complex Indian
fare that we lack the space to discuss in this review. But if you relish a dash of adventure and intrigue with your dining, a visit to Turmeric would be your cup of Masala Chai tea. Service is knowledgeable and cordial. Turmeric, 2300 Lehigh Ave., Glenview; 847-730-5182; turmericindia.com. Entrees: $4.99-$18.99 Appetizers, soups, desserts: $2.99-$9.99 Buffet: $9.99, $12.99 (weekdays/weekends) Kids menu: $3.49-$5.99 Tidbits: Lunch, dinner every day. Takeouts and catering. Social and business meetings for up to 40. Street parking. Contact restaurant/food writer Chuck Pecoraro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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To solve a sudoku, the numbers one through nine must fill each row, column, and box.
TV SHOW 1. Private Benjamin 2. Night Court 3. Picket Fences 4. Quantum Leap 5. Gimme a Break 6. The Golden Girls 7. Caroline in the
City 8. Nash Bridges 9. Magnum, P.I. 10. In the Heat of the Night 11. Cagney & Lacey 12. L.A. Law
a. John Hillerman b. Betty White c. Don Johnson d. Tyne Daly e. Eileen Brennan f. Connie Sellecca
g. David James Elliott h. Harry Anderson i. Dabney Coleman j. Jimmy Smits k. Michael J. Fox
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20. Homicide 21. Veronica’s Closet 22. Twin Peaks 23. Miami Vice 24. Spin City 25. NYPD Blue
Each number can appear only once in each row, column, and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!
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A Monumental Loss This isn’t intended to be a funny story, so let me start out with a joke. A kid doesn’t say a single word from the day he’s born. His parents are disturbed by this. They take him to all kinds of specialists, but no one can ﬁgure out what’s wrong. Eventually, they give up and just accept the boy’s silence, which goes on for 18 years. Then one day at dinner, the boy suddenly blurts out, “These peas stink!” “My God,” the dad says, “you spoke! Why haven’t you said anything for 18 years?” And the Jim Ardito boy answers, “Well, up ‘til now everything was okay.” This joke completely reﬂects my relationship with my dad. For 18 years of my life, he barely said two words. Then, on my 19th birthday he said three words, “These peas stink!” Only kidding. He still didn’t converse. This was most noticeable at dinnertime when we talked at him, not with him. We were encouraged to “try hard to communicate” with my father by my mom, who tried her best to cover up the fact that the man was depressed and extremely withdrawn. How withdrawn was he? His table was in the other room. Over the years, I’ve ﬂip-ﬂopped about his being the ultimate “clam man.” By the way, he did love clams on the half shell and linguini with clams, so the metaphor ﬁts in more ways than one. My mom knew the sauce, I mean, source of his clamminess, but she didn’t share that with me or my siblings until later on. Too bad. We might have been more accepting if we had known how deeply affected he was by events of his youth. As a kid, I used to wonder why we always had holidays with my mom’s family, but we never visited any of my dad’s relatives, with the exclusion of his brother Charlie, who was in the cemetery monument business. “How’s business, Uncle Charlie?” “Dead!” “How about a stiff drink, Uncle Charlie?” “Sure, make it a Zombie.” Okay, enough of that. We never visited my dad’s family because he had a huge falling out with his brothers and sister, or maybe he had two sisters; the rift was so bad I don’t even know. We never visited with them once. This feud lasted all their lives and through their deaths, too. My father never attended any of their funerals, or got to see them laid to rest in graves marked by huge Uncle Charlie monuments. According to my mom, here’s what happened… My father was the youngest son in the family. He loved school and was the only one in his family to graduate from high school. In many Italian families back then, you got a job when you turned 16 and brought money home. My dad didn’t buy that plan and not only ﬁnished high school, he went on to college. COLLEGE?? “Santa Maria!” His brothers, except for Charlie, had an interesting response. They burned my father’s college books, while they were in his hands. Nah, only kidding, but they did burn his books – something my dad never forgot or forgave. My father also remained in school through the Great Depression – a preview of his own not-so-great depression later on. Uncle Charlie helped (the business of death was booming), but the fact that my father didn’t quit and help out the family during these extra lean years fueled the family feud even more. By the way, my father studied accounting in college and did well. He told me once that he got 100 percent on his ﬁnal accounting exam. Sense a little pride in me here? Sure. My dad may have been mute, but I loved him plenty. So my father graduated, got a job as an
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accountant and lived a life separate from the rest of his family – except, of course, for Charlie, who tried to unite everyone, but the issue was really dead and grave, so to speak. And speaking of speaking, my father never spoke to his family again, which drove his lifelong depression and silence. I told my son Sam this whole story at my mother’s funeral. We were at the cemetery, and the ﬁrst thing Sam noticed at the family plot was the size of the Ardito stone. “Wow!” Sam said, “I didn’t know the Arditos were so rich, Dad.” I explained that it was because Charlie Ardito, my dad’s brother, owned a monument business and donated the stone for free. No Ardito would ever pop for a memorial stone that size otherwise. When we got back in the limo, I relayed the story of my father and his feud. I think Sam found it interesting, but that didn’t matter. What did matter was the fact that I wasn’t being a clam. I was opening up, talking to my son without a sealed lip in sight. My grandfather, Tomasino Ardito, is buried in that plot along with his wife Nina Vita. My dad and mom – Flora and Carl – lie next to them where the ARDITO stone rises proud and high into the Connecticut sky. Charlie Ardito and his wife Nancy lie there, too. It’s a family reunion without the rest of the family present. What a monumental shame. Frutti di Mare Con Linguini After that story, how about a recipe that’s full of life? This one is also full of clams, which, unlike my father, open up when steamed. Plus, you’re adding mussels, shrimp and calamari, all simmering together lusciously in a white wine sauce. What a yummy thing to serve to your friends and family – if they’re talking to one another.
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So You Want to Be a Rock and Roll Star See Rhea Perlman in Stella & Lou As The Byrds say: “So you want to be a rock and roll star? Then listen now to what I say. Just get an electric guitar Then take some time And learn how to play.” Every musician starts somewhere, usually playing with some friends. Next thing you Dave Kaufman know, someone suggests you form a band, with dreams of playing to stadiums or clubs full of fans. It is that last word – “fans” – that makes you into a rock and roll star. While The Byrds teach you the music side, Techlife has four simple tools for the self-promotion side of the budding rock star in you. It seems today that a new group pops out of nowhere and before you know it, even your mom is telling you about them. It starts because everyone who’s anyone gets their microphone, guitar, Facebook Fan Page and YouTube Channel. It almost seems silly for The Byrds to include the first two, but just as silly for Techlife to not include the last two. These two are the cornerstone of today’s selfpromotion movement. Direct access to your fans on a Fan Page and great music shared via YouTube are the staples of rock stardom. Fans get to see and hear you, both performing music and behind the scenes of the creative process. Welcome to the life – you are a budding rock star. Your YouTube Channel is gaining some momentum; at least your mom checks it out. But it isn’t fast enough. What you need is more exposure, and the best way is simply to
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Keepsake Family Tree Video is a video production company founded by Dan “The Video Man” Gelfond in 1998. Keepsake films weddings and mitzvahs, creates business videos for websites, YouTube and Facebook and transfers old tapes and film to DVD. Gelfond specializes in the Living Legacy DVD, where he interviews parents and grandparents to preserve their life story. He is a former “Steven Spielberg Project” interviewer. These interviews can be conducted anywhere in the U.S. WH! Outside of your current field, what other occupations have you pursued, and why did you switch? DG: I was a radio personality right out of college, and switched to options trader before settling on video production. WH! Name one person you’d consider a role model, and how did they inspire you?
DG: My father was my role model, because he taught me the value of customer service and having a sense of humor.
functions a year, and I have received tons of business, met friends and learned a lot about business from other members.
WH! What life or work experience taught you a valuable lesson? DG: Every job I have ever had has taught me something, from being a busboy and learning how to deal with the public to being a disc jockey and learning how to communicate with people. No matter what you are doing, try to observe everything. You will end up using it some day.
WH! What’s your favorite part of your business? DG: Working with people on all different kinds of projects.
WH! The one business tool – Blackberry, Wall Street Journal, LinkedIn, etc. – I can’t live without is: DG: I’m not one of these people who is tied to their cell phone. I need my computers, but I really don’t like when you meet with people and they stare down at their devices while they are with you. WH! How did you get your start in this business? DG: Reading Entrepreneur magazine, I saw an ad for Family Tree Video. It was a business opportunity to make video montages. I bought that in 1998 and then turned it into a full video production company, filming personal events, creating business videos, transferring tapes to DVD and interviewing parents and grandparents to preserve their life stories. WH! Tell us about one person or company instrumental in the success of your business. DG: Well it’s not a person or company, it’s networking. I have been an avid and consistent networker for about 15 years now, and I can say without a doubt that it is the single most cost-effective way to build a business. I attend about 60 networking
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? DG: The exciting thing about video is that it has taken over – YouTube has proven that. People don’t just want to read or hear about things, they want to see it. WH! What’s the biggest obstacle your business has had to overcome? DG: The perception of video. Some people are cutting corners at their parties and leaving video out. Everything else they spend money on will be in the garbage at the end of the party except the photos and video, and video is the only one that will preserve the speeches and the actual live action of the event. The night flies by in two seconds, you miss most of it and now you have nothing to relive the event. You won’t care five years later if you covered the chairs in fabric or not, but you will want to see some of the people that are now gone. WH! How long did it take to get your business model right? What were the challenges? DG: Any business model takes time and needs to keep changing and adapting. I started off just making video montages and then slowly changed to filming personal events and then to business events and so on. You need to see what the needs of your clients are
and try to fill that. WH! What’s something your company does for the community that we might not know about (but should)? DG: We try to give back to the community by giving to many auctions for different charities or creating some video for a charity that we support. WH! What’s the next technological innovation that will change the way we all do business? DG: Who knows? Technology has changed so fast it’s hard to keep up. If I would have told you 25 years ago that a voice in your car would tell you where to go and every 12year-old could communicate instantly with everyone around the planet, you would have said I was crazy. It’s a little scary how fast things are moving. I think it makes it even more important to hold on to precious family memories, which is why I love what I do. WH! What non-work related items do you have on your desk or wall? DG: My walls are filled with family pictures, sports memorabilia and Rat Pack pictures. They were the best. WH! What’s the best thing America could do to ensure the success of her businesses? DG: Teach college students how to network and communicate in person. Everyone is so hooked up to their electronic devices they have lost the art of communications. If you attend college and don’t know how to network with other businesspeople, you are lost. Keepsake Family Tree Video, 847-940-9999; danthevideoman.com.
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Afraid to Become an Entrepreneur? Maybe you’ve always worked for a company, and you know that your job may soon be eliminated. On the other hand, a company may have already eliminated your position. Right now, you are spending all of your time trying to “land” another position. Maybe it’s time to give some thought to going into business for yourself. More and more people Vicki Gerson are doing just that. Most likely you’ve thought about having your own business, but there is always the fear that you will fail. If you fail, you’ll have debts, not be able to support yourself, and there are always the friends or relatives who will remind you that they told you not to do it. Don’t let your fears keep you from becoming A Successful Entrepreneur! There are more successful entrepreneurs than you can possibly imagine. Do keep in mind that rarely does anyone become a successful entrepreneur overnight. Here is some advice as to what you can do immediately to get on the path to entrepreneurship. So, if you really want to start a part-time or full-time business, stop wasting time and follow these steps to success. Change Your Attitude Focus on the positive, not the negative. Think positive. Write down your skills and focus on those. Failure does not make you a bad person. Will you be a loser if you fail? Only if you allow yourself to be. So don’t focus on being a loser; focus on being a winner. And every day, tell yourself you are a winner. Be Prepared to Succeed You will fail if you do nothing, or you can fail by taking unwise steps. For a business to TECHLIFE, PAGE 18 your Fan Page, but a little bit more exposure using Songkick and their artist tool Tourbox allows you to seed your tour date (just one right now) to Facebook, SoundCloud, Bandcamp, Foursquare, Spotify and, of course, your Songkick artist page. As a bonus tool, consider crowdsourcing your first studio album. This is how all the indie bands do it these days. They reach out to their fans using sites like Indiegogo or Kickstarter, enticing them to help share the cost of making the first album and giving out rewards like good seats, sitting in on studio sessions and even guitar lessons. (Techlife has used Indiegogo to run a campaign and supported a few cool Kickstarter efforts.) It takes creativity and work, but is another way NSCMF, PAGE 8 director Dr. Donald Chen’s help, along with the rest of the staff. The church’s acoustics are reputed to be excellent. Along with the church, special thanks go out to PianoForte Chicago and festival sponsors Garden Fresh, Lana’s Dazzling Desserts, Sarpino’s Pizzeria, Starbucks in Glenview and Sunset Foods. Without their help, say Yoffe and Gluzman, the festival would not have seen its third year. Another force behind the festival is freedom. Gluzman and Yoffe both grew up in the former Soviet Union, and while the USSR certainly produced its share of exceptional artists, Gluzman wishes he had more freedom of choice growing up. People “can find their way and who they truly are,” he said. “I envy
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1. NorthShore University HealthSystem Medical Group doctors Marcy Kamen, Stephen Tassler, Amanda Caplan, Steven Eisenstein and Neil Taufen (not pictured) recently accepted a certificate of appreciation from Northbrook Farmers Market for their generous support. 2. From left, Rona Borre, speed painter Elliott From and gala sponsorship co-chair/board member Scott Borre took part in The Art Center – Highland Park’s 2013 Spring Gala “Celebrate Art…Canvas, Cocktails & Cuisine” on May 2. 3. The Winnetka Party on the Parkway benefit for Do Your P’Art Foundation took place on May 2. DYPF board members are pictured with a collaborative art project sculpture. Photo by Brad Baskin 4. Students at Chabad of Northbrook Hebrew School learn about synagogue rituals.
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