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Jack Lemmon Returns Thru July 20. Presented by Hershey Felder, this musical play is based on the true story of actor Jack Lemmon and his relationship with his son – actor and musician Chris Lemmon. Chris tells the story in the voice of his famous father. $55. The Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St., Chicago;

Shrek The Musical July 17-19, 1pm (Sat) and 7pm (Thu-Sat). Jr. Encore Theatre presents this adaptation of the animated classic. $12, $15 at the door. Carmel Catholic High School, 1 Carmel Pkwy., Mundelein; 847-708-8880. Laughter on the 23rd Floor July 17-Aug. 17. It’s 1953 and the writers of The Max Prince Show are hard at work creating comedy gold for NBC. Based on Neil Simon’s early television career working with Sid Caesar. Talkbacks take place July 17 and 18. $38. Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights; 847-577-2121; Anderson and Roe Piano Duo July 18, 7:30pm. Music Institute alumna Elizabeth Joy Roe and Greg Anderson, who formed their partnership while attending The Juilliard School, aim to make classical music a relevant and powerful force around the world. Their 2012 album “When Words Fade” received critical acclaim and spent more than a dozen weeks at the top of the Billboard Classical Charts. $30, $20/seniors, $10/students. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston; 847-905-1500x108;

Days Like Today Thru July 27. Tessa vows that she’s thru with love, but when a handsome stranger arrives, she must decide whether the idea of love is worth fighting for. $35-$75. Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe; 847-242-6000; Come Blow Your Horn Thru Aug. 3. Neil Simon’s romantic comedy tells the story of Alan, a young man living the swinging bachelor life in New York City in the early 1960s. Oil Lamp Theater is a BYOB establishment. $30. 1723 Glenview Road, Glenview; 847-834-0738; The Dance of Death Thru Aug. 3. August Strindberg’s masterpiece tells the deliciously venomous story of a crumbling marriage – laced with black comedy and biting humor. Military captain Edgar and wife Alice face off as their 25th anniversary approaches. $35-$70. Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe; 847-242-6000; Godspell Thru Aug. 10. See the Chicagoland premiere of the Broadway revival, illustrating parables of the New Testament and bringing its lessons to life. $40-$48. The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire; 847-634-0200;



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Congregation Or Shalom Third Annual Rummage Sale July 16, 17, 18 and 20, 6-8pm (Wed); 9am4pm (Thu/Fri); and 9am-12pm (Sun). 21 Hawthorn Pkwy., Vernon Hills; 847-362-1948; Chicago Lighthouse Low Vision Products Road Show July 16, 10am-3pm. Sponsored by the Lions Clubs of Illinois, highlights include products that assist users in independent living, computer aids and other assistive technology. 222 Waukegan Rd., Glenview; 847-510-6200; Northbrook Community Synagogue Women’s Book Club July 16, 7:30pm. The book selection is “Son of Hamas” by Mosab Hassan Yousef. 2548 Jasper Ct., Northbrook; ManorCare and Arden Courts Blood Drive July 17, 12-5pm. Walk-ins are accepted. Bring proper ID (LifeSource/military ID, driver’s license, employee badge with picture/ full name). Heritage Dining Room, 3300 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook; 877-543-3768;; Alliance Francaise du North Shore Café Conversation July 17, 6-7pm. Facilitated by one or more native- or fluent-speaking AFduNS leaders. No membership required for newcomers. Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette; Congregation Beth Shalom Services and Midrash July 18-Aug. 8, 6:45pm (Fri). Take part in services under the stars and midrash under the moon. 3433 Walters Ave., Northbrook; 847-498-4100; YEA! Highland Park NFP Applications Thru July 18. Not-for-profit organizations may submit applications to share in YEA! proceeds for 2014. Visit online for complete info.

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Annual Winnetka-Northfield Sidewalk Sale July 18 and 19. Shop the East Elm, West Elm and Hubbard Woods business districts to find the finest merchandise from distinctive local retailers. 847-446-4451; Kenilworth Union Church Rummage Sale July 19, 7am-2pm. Proceeds are donated to a group of 40 charities. A pre-sale takes place July 17 from 8am-12pm (items marked up 50 percent). 211 Kenilworth Ave., 847-251-4272; North Suburban Genealogical Society Meeting July 19, 1pm. Jane Haldeman discusses the program Family Tree Maker. Refreshments provided. Northbrook History Museum, 1776 Walters Ave.; Ragdale Monthly Summer Tours July 19, Aug. 23 and Sept. 20. The artists’ retreat offers monthly tours for both individuals and groups. Group tours (10-plus) must be arranged in advance. $10/person. 1260 N. Green Bay Rd., Lake Forest; 847-234-1063; Tenth Congressional District Democrats Annual Ravinia “FUN-raiser” July 20, 4pm. Gather on the Ravinia Festival lawn, then enjoy a performance CONTINUED ON PAGE 5


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CJE SeniorLife Celebrates Israel July 28, 11am-12pm. Enjoy performances by Israeli teens. Weinberg Community for Senior Living, 1551 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield; 847-236-7852;

of “An Evening of Lerner and Loewe� by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at 5pm. Attendees may bring their own chairs or rent from Ravinia. Light snacks and beverages are provided. Registration required. 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park; 847-266-8683;

Highwood Craft Beer Festival Aug. 2, 11:30am-4:30pm. Try specialty beers from more than 40 breweries. A portion of the proceeds goes to non-profit studio Arts of Life. $55, $60 at the door; VIP $90/$100. Everts Park, 130 Highwood Ave.;

22nd Evanston + Vicinity Biennial Thru July 20. Juried by Allison Peters Quinn and Sergio Gomez, the exhibit showcases the work of 35 Illinois artists. Evanston Art Center, 2603 Sheridan Rd.; 847-475-5300; Covenant Village of Northbrook Exchange Student Band Performance July 22, 6:30pm. Students with the German Symphonic Band perform as part of their Mid-West Goodwill Music Tour. Registration required. 2625 Techny Rd.; 847-412-7016; Northbrook Farmers Market Art of Recycling Day July 23, 7am-1pm. Bring items for proper disposal, as well as paper to be shredded onsite. Meadow Plaza parking lot, Cherry Ln. and Meadow Rd.; northbrookfarmersmarket. org; Job Search – Presenting Yourself Positively July 23, 10:15am. Joel Hochberger, President of Effective Presentations Inc., teaches how best to organize and deliver your pitch. $15/ NM. Career Resource Center, 40 E. Old Mill Rd., Suite 105, Lake Forest; 847-295-5626; Highland Park Chamber of Commerce Sidewalk Sale July 24-26, 9am-5pm (July 27 optional). The shops of Highland Park offer bargains galore in the Central Business District. See more

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The Art Center – Highland Park’s Gogh Green! Recycled Art Sale runs thru Aug. 14. than 80 merchants. Women in the Know Luncheon Series July 24, 11:30am-1:30pm. Discuss women’s roles in our global world, and the positive global effects of the growing role of women in politics, in the military and in business. Registration required by July 21. Lake Forest Club, 554 N. Westmoreland Rd.; 708-5249374; Classic Car Show and Melanoma Benefit July 24, 5pm. The 13th annual event benefits melanoma research, in memory of car enthusiast Chuck ReQua. Concert starts at 6:30pm. Car registration required. Lake Forest Market Square; 847-234-6405; Temple Beth-El Shabbat Under the Stars July 25, 6pm. Enjoy a Shabbat dinner and outdoor service at Wood Oaks Park. Bring a “Ravinia� style picnic and a blanket or lawn

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chair. A musical family service takes place at 7pm. 3610 Dundee Rd., Northbrook; 847-205-9982; Taste of Lincolnshire July 25-27. Try out restaurants, music and entertainment, business booths and a beer garden. Lincolnshire Village Green, Milwaukee and Olde Half Day Rd. Highland Park Poetry Event July 26, 8pm. Special guest is editor, teacher and blues saxophonist Albert DeGenova. An open-mic immediately follows. Poets may share up to six poems. Madame ZuZu’s, 582 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park; ZIA Gallery Exhibit Thru July 26. This month’s exhibit features artists Karina Hean and Rick Dula. 548 Chestnut St., Winnetka; 847-446-3970;

BAY Shul Holocaust Program Aug. 3, 11am. Tour the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, enjoy a kosher buffet lunch and hear speakers Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune and Yonit Hoffman, Ph.D., Program Director of Holocaust Community Services. Registration required. $50, $36/students w/ID. 9603 Woods Dr., Skokie; 847-602-1902; B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim Sisterhood Annual Congregational Rummage Sale Aug. 3 and 4, 9am-4pm (Sun) and 12-7pm (Mon). With more than 1,000 families in the congregation, the sale is sizable. Items half-price on Monday. 1201 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield; 847-940-7575; Highland Park/Highwood Home Child Care Association Meeting Aug. 5, 6:30pm. Parents and teachers are invited to hear naturalist Jessica Reyes discuss ways to introduce babies and young children to nature. Heller Nature Center, 2827 Ridge Rd., Highland Park; 847-604-2956; Fourth Annual Will Hicks Memorial Golf Tournament Aug. 9, 11am. Honor the life of Will Hicks and raise money for great causes, including CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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political overview of this period in Berlin’s captivating history. $10/M, $13/NM.

Men’s Club Tuesdays, 10:30-11am. Women and guests welcome. + July 15, The Truth Behind the Financial Crisis + July 22, Detroit, Illinois and the Fed Policy + July 29, Life in the U.S. Foreign Service A Collection in Crisis: The Detroit Institute of Art July 16, 10-11:30am. The recent bankruptcy of the city of Detroit has put the art holdings of its museum in a precarious position. Learn more and view collection highlights with art historian Jeff Mishur. $10/M, $13/NM. Amelia Earhart: A First-Person Portrayal July 17, 1-2pm. Leslie Goddard’s portrayal recounts Earhart’s life, the many records she broke, her unconventional views on marriage and tireless work to promote aviation and opportunities for women. $10/M, $13/NM. Pressed Flower Greeting Cards July 17, 1-2pm. Create natural plant and dried flower greeting cards with a Chicago Botanic Garden floral designer. Materials included. $19/M, $25/NM. Morton Grove Campus Mark Damisch in Concert July 18, 1-2pm. Pianist Mark Damisch presents a special preview of his Summer World Tour, featuring works by Beethoven, Debussy, Schubert and Bartok. A reception follows the concert. $10/M, $13/NM. The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall July 21, 1-3pm. It has been 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. German historian Anette Isaacs presents a historical and

Donald O’Connor: No Business Like Show Business July 23, 1-2pm. Donald O’Connor was a quadruple threat: singer, dancer, actor and comedian. Susan Benjamin’s class intersperses moments from his personal life with examples of some of his finest work. $10/M, $13/NM. The Monuments Men and Women July 23, 10-11:30am. Jeff Mishur’s slide lecture presents the story of how art historians, museum professionals, and military personnel worked to protect Europe’s cultural treasures and repatriate stolen objects during and after WWII. $10/M, $13/NM. America’s Second War of Independence July 23, 1-2:30pm. One of the forgotten wars in American history, the War of 1812 strengthened the United States as a sovereign nation. Jim Rowan’s program discusses its causes and consequences. $8/M, $11/NM. Morton Grove Campus Maxwell St. Klezmer Band Concert and Luncheon Event July 24, 12-2pm. The band marries everything from Russian dances, Chassic drinking songs and Hungarian gypsy bravado, blended with Dixieland, early jazz and swing. Enjoy a festive lunch from Pita Inn. $12/M, $15/NM. Morton Grove Campus Middle East Update: The U.S., Israel, Allies and Enemies in Review July 25-Aug. 8, 10-11:30am (Fri). The nuclear inspection and control agreement that the U.S. and its allies have reached with Iran has sparked extensive controversy and debate. Arthur Cyr’s course examines this and other recent developments, placing them in wider historical and international context. $30/M, $39/NM.

Enjoy amazing equestrian artistry July 23 with the NSSC’s day trip to Lake Geneva. Comden and Green and Their Two “Town” Triumphs July 28, 10:30am-12pm. Writing partners Betty Comden and Adolph Green made a splash with their 1944 Broadway debut “On the Town,” followed eight years later by another hit about their native New York, “Wonderful Town.” $12/M, $15/NM. Nelson Mandela’s South Africa July 30, 1-2:30pm. Bill Helmuth takes you thru this beautiful and rich country, exploring Nelson Mandela’s influential legacy. $10/M, $13/NM. Elizabeth Taylor and Her Film Scores July 30, 10-11:30am. As a top film star, Taylor was surrounded with support at the CALENDAR, PAGE 5

CHICAGO’S GREEKFEST! August 15, 16, 17 St. Demetrios Church Fri & Sat 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. Sunday Noon - Midnight Featuring our AUTHENTICALLY PREPARED GREEK CUISINE…created with the freshest and finest ingredients we can obtain in the marketplace. Grecian Chicken, Souvlaki, Roasted Leg of Lamb, Pastitsio, Gyros, Fried Calamari, Salads and our plethora of Greek pastries like Baklava, Galaktobouoriko and more.

On Stage: Fri. Aug. 15: NORTHSIDE, under the direction of Chris Stamos

with their offspring & their own bands performing together

Sat. Aug. 16: The Incomparable JOHN LINARDAKIS BAND with

guest artist legendary Jimmy Vargas on trumpet & vocals, renowned for his jazz and Latin style 8:30 pm The Neolea Dance Group 9:00 pm The renowned Ellas Dance Troupe

Sun. Aug. 17: The John Linardakis Band with guest artist Carol LoVerde

Soprano, a specialist in chamber music. She’s performed on nationwide radio, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, English Bach Festival Baroque Orchestra, and the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, and is an associate professor of music at Columbia College, Chicago 8:30 pm Our very own Solon Greek School Dancers

Entertainment for the Kids: Craft Classroom, Clowns, Rides and Games. All Three Nights: Greek Marketplace (AGORA) Just like in Ancient Athens with imported jewelry, items from Greece, plus handcrafted toys, religious icons and books, handbags, jewelry, tees for kids and more. PLUS KAFENIO (Coffee House) & TWO REFRESHMENT BARS (one outside under the Tent, and one in our air conditioned Miller Center, Grand Hall)

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the American Brain Tumor Association and William R. Hicks Titan Memorial Scholarship. Non-golfers welcome. Registration required by July 25 for golf. $40/luncheon, raffle and auction; $125/golf (includes luncheon). Personal checks ($40 or $125) made out to “Will Hicks Foundation” (enter full name/names of registered persons in the notes section) may be sent to: Claudia Hicks, 624 Wissing Ln., Glenview, IL 60025. Deerfield Golf Club, 1201 Saunders Rd., Riverwoods;; Inaugural Open Water Swim for ALS Aug. 10, 6:20am. Benefiting the Les Turner ALS Foundation, the swim includes distances of 2.4 miles, 1.2 miles and 900 meters. Swimmers are encouraged to fundraise. Ages 14 and up. $50 (includes a t-shirt, swim cap and goody bag). Tower Road Beach, Winnetka; 847-679-3311; North Suburban Synagogue Beth El Afternoon at the Movies Aug. 12, 2pm. See the Chicago area premiere of food documentary “The Sturgeon Queens.” A light “fish buffet” including bagels, lox, herring and more follows. Registration required. $5 (buffet). 1175 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park; 847-432-8900x234; Glenview Gardeners Honey Bee Program Aug. 12, 7pm. Walter Gregg, purveyor of Harbor Honey and member/program chair of the Lake County Beekeepers Association, presents “World of the Honey Bee.” Midwest Care Center, 2050 Claire Ct., Glenview; The Art Center – Highland Park’s Gogh Green! Recycled Art Sale Thru Aug. 14. The annual Recycled (preowned) Art Sale features thousands of

highest levels, including upper echelon composers like Franz Waxman (“A Place in the Sun”) and Andre Previn (“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”). Richard Klein assesses the panorama of her work in this major key. $9/M, $12/NM. TRIPS Dancing Horse Show in Lake Geneva July 23, 10am-5pm. An array of horse breeds perform in this fantastic cavalcade of equestrian artistry. Post-show, visit the baby barn and take in an exotic bird show. $99/M, $120/NM (includes lunch and motorcoach). Departs from Northfield North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Road, Northfield; 847-784-6030; paintings, prints, 2D/3D art, jewelry, decorative objects and more. 1957 Sheridan Rd.; 847-432-1888; La Casa de Isaac Family Network Fundraiser Aug. 19, 10am-10pm. The restaurant donates five percent of the day’s bills to support Family Network. Additional fundraising dates are set for Sept. 16, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16. 431 Temple Ave., Highland Park; 847-433-5550; Friends of the Deerfield Public Library Cookbook Sale Sept. 20, 7:30am-12:30pm. Benefits fund programs and equipment for the Deerfield Public Library. Deerfield Farmers Market, Metra Commuter Lot, Deerfield Rd. and Robert York Ave. Fisher Foundation “Hike for Better Hearing” Sept. 20, 9am. Take part in the first annual 5K walk from The Fisher Foundation, established by Dr. Ronna Fisher, Au.D., FAAA, longtime Highland Park resident and founder of the Hearing Health Center. Registration required. Larry Fink Memorial Park, 701 Deercreek Pkwy., Highland Park; (search for “hike for better hearing”). North Northfield United Methodist Church Thrift Sale Donations Gently used clothing, furniture, tools and toys may be donated (no large TVs or mattresses). Sales take place thru mid-November. Call to schedule drop-off times. 797 Sanders Rd., Northbrook; 847-272-2250; Deerbrook Park Toastmasters Club Second/fourth Tuesday, 7-9pm. Members are dedicated to improvement in speaking and communications skills. Guests welcome. Walgreens, 300-304 Wilmot Rd., Deerfield;

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stroll with a Naturalist and let nature engage the senses of your infants and toddlers. $6 adult/child pair, $3/additional family member.

FAMILY Concert – Yiddish Songs July 15, 2pm. Vocalist Bibi Marcell and pianist Gail Mangurten perform nostalgic Yiddish songs. Presented with Chicago YIVO Society’s summer festival of Yiddish Culture.

Old-Fashioned Campfire July 23, 7-8:30pm. Take a short hike with a Naturalist, play games and roast marshmallows. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $8, free for children 2 and under. Millard Park/Ravine Drive

A Forever Home – Pet Adoption Mornings Second and fourth Saturdays (thru July), 10am-12pm. Visit with dogs in need of homes and find out how to adopt or foster a pet.

Giggles in the Park July 25, 5:30-7pm. Sing, dance, laugh and play along with Super Stolie and the Rockstars! Bring lawn chairs and a picnic for a fun-filled evening. Refreshments available. Ages 3 and up. Sunset Woods Park

ADULTS Business Mentoring July 17-31, 5-8pm (Thu). Sign up for a one hour one-on-one mentoring session with a SCORE Chicago counselor and get help with a variety of business issues. Registration required. Long Term Care Insurance: Should I Get It? July 18, 7:30pm. What is long term care insurance? Why is it important to consider? How does it work? Financial planner and investment advisor Nick Bothfeld addresses these questions. Readers’ Round Table July 29, 2pm. Share your favorite recent reads. Pick up a complimentary copy of a new or forthcoming book. Spanish Literary Club Fridays, 11:30am-1pm. Drop in for discussion centered around Spanish books by Hispanic authors (call for title). The discussion is in both Spanish and English, led by Gabriela Leyva. CHILDREN/TEENS Junior Page Volunteers July 14-Aug. 9. Shelve books, help with Summer Reading and gain work experience. Registration required (District 112 residents only). Grades 6-9. Mammals and More July 16, 7-8pm. Learn about unique creatures from around the world and say hello to a slow-moving sloth, feel the fur of a fennec fox or pet a pancake tortoise. Presented by Flying Fox Conservation Fund. Registration required (District 112 residents only). Grades K-8.

Flick n’ Float – “Despicable Me 2” July 26, 8:15pm. Enjoy animated adventure while relaxing at the Hidden Creek AquaPark pool. Rated PG. Flotation devices allowed at the discretion of staff. Proceeds benefit S.M.I.L.E. $5.


Take part in the Park District’s Family Golf Nights this summer. a favorite plush pal and listen to bedtime stories. Your pals spend two nights exploring the library! Pick up stuffed animals Aug. 1 along with a picture of the animals’ adventures. Registration required (District 112 residents only). Ages 3-6. Miss Deena’s Summer Tales For Tots Storytime Thru July 31, 10-10:30am (Mon or Thu). Bring your preschooler to the Library for stories, songs, puppets, flannel boards and adult-child participation. Registration required. 2½ to 3½ years with adult (Highland Park residents only.) Kidsevents. org. Paws To Read Summer Reading Thru Aug. 2. Read books and earn prizes. Participate in the library’s all-ages reading awards program and celebrate the summer with furry, feathered, and scaly creatures of the animal kingdom. Post an online review or visit the library to report about a book. Registration required on site or at tinyurl. com/hpsummer. Babies-9th grade.

Ink-a-Dink-a Dog July 23, 7-8:30pm. Discover the magical process where sketches become fully-inked illustrations with artist Terri Murphy. Try it out and take home a picture! Registration required (District 112 residents only). Ages 8-14.

Miss Deena’s Summer Baby Booktime Storytime Thru Sept. 26, 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).

Stuffed Animal Sleepover July 30, 6-6:45pm. Come in pajamas, bring

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Park District of Highland Park ADULTS Movies in Nature: Green Fire July 17, 7-8:30pm. “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time” looks at how Leopold’s personal epiphany led to developing a new outlook on conservation. Followed by optional group discussion and offered in conjunction with Emily Oaks Nature Center and the Highland Park Natural Resources Commission. Brunch and Learn Nature Workshop July 18, 10am-12pm. Seniors enjoy a catered brunch, followed by “Predators of the Sky,” presented by Barnswallow. Offered in conjunction with the Highland Park and Lake Forest/Lake Bluff senior centers and sponsored by ManorCare Health Services. $10, $15 (senior center member/nonmember). Heller Nature Center North Shore Amateur July 19 and 20. Since 1956, Sunset Valley Golf Course has hosted the North Shore Amateur, one of the oldest amateur events in Chicagoland. Choose either a scratch (6.6 index or less) or handicap division (13.3 index or less). Spectators welcome. Registration required. Call for times/fees. 847-432-7140; FAMILY Babies in Nature July 22, Aug. 5 and 19, 10-10:45am. Take a

Family Golf Nights July 27 and Aug. 24, 5pm. Bring the family for a noncompetitive night hitting the links. The first tee closes to other golfers at 5pm. Registration required. 847-432-7140; Sunset Valley Golf Course Poolside Music and Munch Aug. 2, 4:30-6:30pm. Bring the family and join friends for a poolside BBQ. Race down waterslides or splash in the zero-depth entry. Enjoy live music by Danny Lemmon and the Big Squeeze. $3/R, $6/NR (season pass valid). Hidden Creek AquaPark Summer Bees Aug. 3, 3:30-5pm. Put on a bee suit and visit the hives to see what bees are doing to prepare for honey harvest. Enjoy a taste of delicious Heller Honey. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult, and all participants must wear closed shoes and tall socks. Ages 6 and up. $8. CHILDREN/TEENS Magic Class July 25, 6:45-7:40pm. Learn fascinating tricks from professional magician Gary Kantor, including cards, ropes, coins, mind reading and more. Each child receives a magic kit to take home. Registration required. Ages 5-12. $20/R, $27/NR. West Ridge Center Teen Night Aug. 7, 8:15-9:45pm. Teens have exclusive use of Hidden Creek AquaPark after hours. Enjoy the pool with friends, minus the crowds. Registration required by Aug. 5. Ages 12-16. $10. 636 Ridge Road; 847-831-3810;

Deerfield Park District • 847-945-0650 • WWW.DEERFIELDPARKS.ORG Fun at our Parks & Pools! “PARTIES & RENTALS” available at: Outdoor & Indoor Pools; Sprayground at Deerspring; & Indoor Treehouse at Jewett Park Community Center. Call: 847-945-0650 or email: 836 Jewett Park Dr. Deerfield, IL

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“EAT TO THE BEAT – free Musical Entertainment” through August 6

“NEW & Returning: Outdoor Movies at our Pools and Parks!”

Our youngest audience members love the music, dancing and other fun activities that are part of our Wednesday, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Eat to the Beat series. Play on the large playground, have a picnic, enjoy food from the concession stand and more. For schedule, visit:

Park-In Movie at Maplewood has been rescheduled (due to rainout) for Saturday, July 19, at dusk and is free to all. Dive-In Theater at Mitchell Pool returns on Saturday, August 2, from 7-10 p.m. Dive-In event, a fee of $3 per person. Children 4 and under are free.


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Bridging the Gap – Propelling Young Adults Toward Success Motivating and inspiring young adults is a daunting task. Generational gaps make it difficult for established adults to connect with younger groups, creating a system in which the young are often disenfranchised from society in general. Older generations may find it difficult to understand the perspective of younger people. Unfortunately, this situation is one that is often Dr. Michael Clatch bidirectional in nature. Older and younger generations often believe that they have nothing in common. This leads to a lack of understanding, which can negatively impact both generations. The impact of generational disconnect is quite significant for both the individual and society. Generational disconnect can make it difficult for young people to feel connected to society or to something larger then themselves. Youth that are not engaged in the community via some type of education, employment and training or social involvement are more likely to become teenage parents, to have mental health problems, to engage in substance use/abuse and/or to be involved with the criminal justice system. Without vital connections, youth can become disenfranchised, making it difficult for them to see their larger role in society and the importance of issues such as education, economic stability and maintaining health. While these issues will shape the trajectory of the young adult’s life, they will also have consequences for society. Young adults with social, economic and health problems

will consume scarce public resources rather than contributing to social improvement. Additionally, youth that are disconnected from society will be less likely to contribute through gainful employment. In addition to consuming scarce public resources, these disconnected youth will not be contributing to the very system that supports them. Because of these outcomes, the motivation of young adults toward success is an issue for all of us to address. Clearly, established adults must acknowledge the challenging social and economic conditions that face young adults as they attempt to grow and mature. Society has changed remarkably over the last few decades and older generations may not be aware of how these issues impact the health, well being and functioning of youth. Thus, when working with younger

generations, it is imperative that older generations exercise extra patience and recognition that support of the young adult may be challenging. If these types of supports are not provided by older adults in the community, youth may find it both difficult and frustrating to engage, leading to even higher rates of disenfranchisement. Although patience and support are critical to motivating young adults, so, too are providing young adults with the tools and resources needed to be successful. Young adults need access to financial, educational and social resources that may not be accessible in some instances. Without access to these resources, young adults may struggle to fit in to society and to connect with others. With this in mind, it is evident that established adults must find a balance between being patient and intervening to help

promote the best interests of young adults. Arguably, finding this balance can be difficult. But if you know of a youth that is struggling, you may need to consider action outside of patience in order to motivate the young adult. Fortunately, motivation is something that can be accomplished through therapeutic help and support. Mental health professionals trained to meet the unique needs of young adults can help facilitate an understanding of the impediments to growth. This insight can be helpful for enabling young adults to move forward and achieve desired goals. Parents and loved ones can be instrumental in helping unmotivated young adults acquire this type of support. Through encouragement and love, parents can provide an important bridge between the young adult and therapeutic help. Although young adults may be reluctant to seek therapeutic support, the process can be transformative for the young adult, creating the foundation needed for goal achievement and success. Recognition that a young adult needs help is thus just as important as providing help to the individual. Parents and loved ones must be willing to accept the fact that just because their children reach the age of adulthood, this does not always mean that they are ready to tackle the challenges of life on their own. Therapeutic support can be an important foundation for facilitating the growth and development needed to engage the young adult in the larger community. Clearly, making these connections will be vital to facilitating the health of the young adult and building the foundation of the community. Dr. Clatch practices at the Courage to Connect Therapeutic Center, 2400 Ravine Way, Suite 600, Glenview. For more info, call 847-347-5757 or visit

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1. Themed “The Garden of Good & Evil,” the Ragdale Ring Gala took place June 14 in Lake Forest, celebrating the creativity of the artists’ residency and the opening of the second annual Ragdale Ring, a dramatic open-air performance space. Pictured from left are Ron and Marci Holzer (Gala co-chair) of Highland Park, along with Nancy Bauer of Northbrook. Guests enjoyed performance art and dance, Brazilian music, garden sculpture by Sylvia Shaw Judson and more. 2. 2014 New Trier High School graduate John Makowiec was honored June 11 for his creation of charity Cards2Kids, specializing in receiving donated trading cards, repackaging them and sharing them with kids at local hospitals and clubs. During the surprise event, held at Winnetka’s Bleachers Sports & Framing, Upper Deck Marketing Manager Chris Carlin presented Makowiec with a $5,000 college scholarship.

3. The Illinois Community College Trustees Association named Oakton Community College Trustee Jody Wadhwa as a recipient of the 2014 Ray Hartstein Trustee Achievement Award at its annual banquet, held June 6 in Springfield. The Northbrook resident has been on the board since 1987, serving as chairman, vice chairman and secretary. A native of India, he came to the U.S. in 1956. “He has been a long-time advocate of global education and efforts to bring about a more peaceful world,” said ICCTA President Bob Johnson. 4. North Shore Senior Center in Northfield announces that Linda Collins of Chicago has joined its staff as the first Director of its CareOptions program (formerly Optimal Care Options). One of the Center’s newest services for seniors and families, the CareOptions program helps older adults live safely and independently in their own homes.

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It’s Island Time – Beat the Heat in Family Friendly Galveston Located on an island near Houston, Galveston is the beach playground right in the backyard. Really, much of Texas runs here to catch a break from the heat and enjoy all the fabulous isle has to offer. One thing you’ll notice about the people is their can-do attitude. When you look at their history, you’ll understand why. Galveston has been subject to the whims of Mother Nature for years. In 2006, they experienced another Mira Temkin storm that took its toll. Instead of tearing down the damaged trees, they created lively tree sculptures all over town. You won’t have to ask if they’re natives. They’ll tell you right so they’re B.O.I. (born on the island).

Theater to learn more about the 1900 storm that devastated the island. Next door, you’ll find the Texas Seaport Museum, where you can look up your ancestors who entered the U.S. through Galveston. Adjacent to the museum is the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, one of America’s treasures. The Grand 1894 Opera House is grand indeed, with a year-round schedule of live performances. More fun on the pier is the Bay Watch Dolphin Tour, where I spotted tons of jumping dolphins, much faster than my camera. Don’t miss La King’s Confectionery, an old-fashioned candy store. Pirate Jean Lafitte made Galveston his home, and you’ll see references to him throughout the town. He also introduced coffee to Galveston, so I pirated my own package of Galveston Island Coffee – bold and flavorful.

Cruising… It’s an ideal place to depart for a cruise – a little over an hour from Houston Intercontinental Airport (closer from Hobby) and there’s plenty to do before or after your cruise. Check out Royal Caribbean or Carnival and their cruise/tour packages.

Hotel Galvez – “Queen of the Gulf” Named after the Spanish Colonial Governor Bernardo de Galvez, the hotel blends historic splendor with world-class luxury, overlooking the water. Built in 1911, the Galvez is now a Four Diamond Wyndham Hotel. I dined at the Galvez Bar & Grill by first relaxing with a cocktail, then indulging in their exquisite seafood.

Historic Downtown Galveston The jewel of Galveston is the Strand area. Close to the Cruise Ship Terminal, the historic downtown features shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums, all within a few blocks. History buffs will enjoy the Galveston Island Railroad Museum. Ocean Star Offshore Energy Center and Museum lets you explore an offshore rig and learn how oil and gas are produced. Be sure to see The Great Storm at Pier 21

Getting to Know Galveston Reminiscent of the 1940s pleasure pier built here, today’s Pleasure Pier amusement park includes 16 rides, games and live music. Craving water fun? Head to the Schlitterbahn Waterpark with more than 35 refreshing water adventures. At the east end of the island is Beachtown, filled with contemporary condo rentals, ideal for walking on the beach or nature preserve or kayaking. For dining, Porch Café serves


The annual Harvest Moon Regatta sets sail Oct. 9 from Galveston’s Pleasure Pier. Coastal American cuisine with al fresco dining. I hopped aboard an open-air shuttle with Galveston Island Historic Tours. This narrated tour goes through different neighborhoods and gave me a real feel for the island. In the distance, the Moody Gardens pyramids beckon with their exciting aquarium, tropical rainforest, waterpark, Ridefilm theaters and more. Kids will have an awesome time while learning about nature and science. Fresh Seafood is King Right on the water is Gaido’s Seafood Restaurant, celebrating its 103rd anniversary. An island tradition, I tried their divine Stuffed Flounder, leaving enough room for their

award-winning pecan pie. Number 13 at the Pelican Rest Marina offers casual dining with an island feel and outstanding Gulf seafood. Olympia Grill at Pier 21 serves up authentic Greek cuisine with exquisite views to match. Family friendly and a great place to island vacation, it’s no wonder Galveston was named one of Trip Advisor’s “Top 10 Destinations on the Rise.” 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. She’s also a high-energy copywriter working with advertising and marketing services clients. Reach her at


Rise and Shine this Summer with French Toast Time to rise and shine! It’s officially summer, the kids are home from school and you might have family visiting, so I thought I’d do a really tasty breakfast dish for a change. This is a great way to feed your family, and doesn’t take long to prepare and make. Let’s face it, who doesn’t love French toast? We actually made this for a Chef Kim Bisk local radio personality as part of a birthday surprise – he said it was the best he’s ever had! French toast 6 extra large whole eggs 1½ cups milk 1 tsp vanilla extract ¼ tsp cinnamon ½ cup granulated sugar 8-10 slices of Hawaiian bread

1-2 tsp butter Powdered sugar Fresh raspberries Raspberry syrup [1] Preheat oven to 350. [2] Cut bread into one-inch slices. [3] Place bread on cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, until slightly toasted. This will ensure that the bread doesn’t fall apart when you drench it in the egg mixture. [4] In a large bowl, add six eggs, milk and vanilla. Whisk together. Add sugar and cinnamon, and mix well. [5] Preheat griddle or large frying pan over a medium heat. Teflon works the best. Cover bottom of pan with butter. [6] Dip bread into egg mixture, and place in pan, flipping once until golden on both sides. [7] Top with fresh raspberries, raspberry syrup, and dust with powdered sugar. Chef Kim Bisk and her husband Ellory own and operate Kim & Ellory’s Kitchen, a personal chef and catering service for northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. For more, visit online at




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The dawn of a new school year is an exciting time. Kids may not want to say goodbye to days spent lounging by the pool, but such disappointment is often tempered by the prospect of returning to school with friends. For parents, getting kids ready for a new school year is about more than updating their wardrobe or organizing carpools with fellow parents. Reacclimating kids to the routine of school after a relaxing summer is a significant undertaking, and the following are a handful of ways for parents to get a head start as the school year draws closer. Establish a routine over the last few weeks of summer. Summer vacations typically lack the structure of the school year, and that lack of structure can help kids unwind and make the most of the freedom that summer vacation provides. But as summer starts to wind down, parents can begin to reintroduce some structure into their kids’ lives to make the transition back to school go more smoothly. Plan morning activities so kids can readjust to waking up early each day. In addition, serve breakfast, lunch and dinner at the same time you typically serve it during the school year so kids’ bodies can begin to readjust as well. Take kids along when shopping for school supplies. If you plan to buy your child a new computer or other supplies for the upcoming school year, take him or her along on your shopping trips. Kids who get to choose their supplies might be more excited about returning to school than those youngsters who are given what they need without offering their input. Monitor or assign summer reading. Many students are given summer reading lists to keep their minds sharp over the summer and prepare them for upcoming coursework. Parents should monitor kids’ progress on such reading lists and even discuss the books with

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Field Day Fun at Maple School On June 13, the last day of school, sixth and seventh graders at Maple School in Northbrook had a bit of Field Day fun. Physical education teachers set up games behind the school, including spider ball, water balloon catch-and-toss, tug-of-war, ladder golf, four-person relay races, Baggo, capture the flag and a pass-the-oversized-balloverhead challenge! Deerfield Area AAUW Honors Local High School Grads Three outstanding young women graduating from area high schools recently received awards from the Deerfield Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), chosen by their schools on the basis of scholarship and community service. Allison Sutton of Deerfield High School is a National Merit Finalist. She served as a senior advisor for freshmen in the choral advisory class and was co-captain of the debate team. Allison plans to attend Cornell University, where she will major in biological engineering. Jacqueline Zamudio of Highland Park High School began her freshman year in the ESL program. Her diligence in that program enabled her to begin taking regular courses in her sophomore year. By her junior year, she was enrolled in two advanced placement classes. Zamudio was chosen by the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce as one of 24 Highland Park students who exceeded school expectations and served as a role model for the community. She was also one of two HPHS students who received an award from the Illinois Principals Association for leadership and academic excellence. Jacqueline will attend Knox College. Stephanie Li of Adlai E. Stevenson High School is a National Merit Scholarship

finalist and an Illinois State Scholar. She was selected for membership in the National Honor Society and the 300 Club (students who contribute at least 300 hours of community service). Li served as president of the Peer Tutors Club and was a mentor for freshmen in the Talented Young Mathematics Program. She is an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction, and plans to attend Williams College, where she will major in economics and mathematics. Glenview Methodist Preschool Mini Camps After a year of camaraderie, fun, learning and creativity culminated at Glenview Methodist Preschool’s annual Art Show and Concert, students were welcomed back for two mini camps. First week camp themes were Dr. Seuss, Motorized Vehicles – where the children had a ball investigating the intricacies of a police car, vintage car, boat, taxi cab, and fire engine, all open and available for exploration in the GMPS parking lot – Let’s Get Messy and The Olympics. CONTINUED ON PAGE 21

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Caryn McArdle


aryn McArdle is the president of Advance Sleep Therapy Ltd., a durable medical equipment company specializing in patient care with sleep apnea and other sleeping disorders. Graduating from Loyola University in Chicago with a Bachelor’s in Nursing, Caryn has worked with clients suffering from respiratory disorders most of her career. Her goal is education and independence: ensuring that clients can use their equipment at home. Caryn has led a team of respiratory therapists and durable medical equipment specialists for over 10 years, establishing herself as a bona fide small business leader. AST recently added an online CPAP supply store. AST is known for their excellent patient care and outstanding reputation. Visit AST’s website: or their online store: • Jane Prochnow


ane Prochnow is the owner of All Occasions Balloons in Wheaton. A creative passion and love for design led Jane into the balloon world. From Birthdays to Graduations to Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Weddings to Showers, to any party you can imagine, Jane can provide the unique design and décor that will truly set your event apart from the others. Driven by a keen sense for customer satisfaction, All Occasions strives to provide the best value for your dollar when it comes to party décor and beautiful balloon decorations. With your ideas and our experience, the sky is the limit!!

234 N Gables Blvd., Wheaton, IL 60187 • 630-690-1144 • Beverly Bloom


or 19 years Bloomin’ Books has encouraged children to read and learn. Beverly Bloom, a former teacher, decided she would no longer give toys and clothes as a gift, rather, she would give an outlasting toy that will stay forever: a personalized book. Passionate about reading, Beverly has created personalized books ranging from newborns to 9 year olds. “It is wonderful because you want your kids to read and the child is the star of the story.” Every book created has the child’s name along with names the child would recognize, making him or her feel special. These books are valuable gifts for family members, friends, and businesses with families as clients, such as financial planners, realtors, CPAs, lawyers, etc. who gives these books to their clients children with the name of the business included. The personalized books can be ordered and viewed online as well. “These books will never be outgrown, they will last forever.”

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s Community Outreach Liaison for the Weinberg Community for Senior Living, Michelle ensures that older adults get the support and resources necessary to maintain independence, while enjoying socialization, personal care, and stimulating programs. Comprised of Gidwitz Place for Assisted Living and The Friend Center, Weinberg provides a comforting home for those who need varying levels of care and for those with cognitive or memory impairments. Respite care enables family caregivers to get much needed relief, and their Adult Day Services and free Parkinson’s exercise classes and Parkinson’s and dementia support groups provide healthy outlets, all open to the public. Weinberg’s philosophy is to help residents “celebrate every day.” Call for a tour of this wonderful community.

847-374-0500 • Francie Stavish


eed assistance when moving into a Senior Community, downsizing your residence, or when a loved one passes away? Francie works with individuals and their families to ease a time of transition, offering hands-on help and emotional support with the least amount of stress. She takes responsibility for overwhelming practical challenges with her compassionate, positive personality. Her organizational skills and respect for privacy help during delicate times. She and her team of professional organizers, space planners, and home stagers de-clutter, sort, arrange for appraisals, pack, coordinate donation pick-ups, manage big moves, and unpack at your new residence. All services are fully insured and bonded. Your senior transition solution. Please call for a complimentary consultation.

847-498-6910 • • Peggy Malecki


eggy Malecki is the owner and publisher of Natural Awakenings, Chicagoland’s independent monthly magazine dedicated to bringing you information to help lead a happier, healthier and greener lifestyle. “Eating healthy foods and living sustainably has always been a part of my life,” she says. “And I am passionate about helping people live joyfully and in wellness. I love connecting our readers with local experts, including sustainable businesses and wellness practitioners.” Known for its relevant content and extensive calendar, Natural Awakenings includes the latest info on integrative wellness for the whole family, recipes, local environmental news, home and garden, and even healthy pets. Free copies are available at more than 1000 locations in Lake and Cook counties or online.

847-858-3697 • • Frannie Karlin


isillusioned by the media portrayal of how girls should look, Frannie Karlin created a space where girls can feel beautiful and special. Located in Northbrook Court, Glamour Girlz gives girls from the ages of 2 to 14 a chance to dress up and have fun. Frannie does makeovers individually and for parties, and provides activities including paparazzi interview sessions, stage premiers, and dancing. Girls choose what makeover they want and walk the pink carpet as princesses and rock stars. Frannie sells jewelry, spa essentials, clothing, and other retail products. Buy one makeover and get one of equal or lesser value 50% off when you mention this ad with appointment only. Valid through 9/30/2014. Come party in style, glamour style. 847-559-9380.

2090 Northbrook Ct., Northbrook, IL • 847-559-9380 • Julie Oscherwitz Grant, L.C.S.W


ulie Oscherwitz Grant, L.C.S.W. is a licensed clinical social worker who believes that every person possesses the capacity to change his or her life. For almost 30 years, Julie has guided individuals, couples, and families through the process of addressing challenges - emotional, professional and relationship related - so they can feel more hopeful, directed and can achieve their life goals. Julie helps with depression, grief and loss, anxiety, relationship difficulties, women’s health, chronic illness, divorce, parenting, gender identity, job challenges and general loneliness. “Once you find someone you can trust, feel safe with and talk to, change will happen.” Julie has two offices, one in Deerfield and one in Skokie. Call Julie at 847-650-5313. Visit her website at www.julieogrant. net.

847-650-5313 • Melaine Rubin


fter recognizing a market for temporary body art, Melaine Rubin crafted a company that quickly went from private to corporate. Traveling to different events, she provides themed temporary tattoos and promises the longest lasting temporary tattoo available. Custom blending her product, Melaine delivers tattoos for a multitude of clients, and produces the logos of her various customers as well as a branding incentive at events. She works trade shows, birthday parties, bachelorette parties, corporate events, concerts, product launches, and countless others. Melaine’s product comes in a matte or glitter finish, and lasts twice as long as any other tattoo on the market. Save 10% when you mention this ad. Call for an appointment at 312-600-TATT (8288).

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Loree Wasserman


oree’s Closet, the North Shore’s premier luxury consignment house, sells designer goods to a global market through the power of eBay. Owner Loree Wasserman can quickly and effectively turn clients’ high-end giveaways into cash. Loree’s Closet also hosts its own unique eBay Live! experience where customers shop for luxury merchandise at pop-up locations and private trunk shows. New division, We Buy Lulu, gives instant cash for new and gently used Lululemon products! Loree’s Closet/ We Buy Lulu also works with charitable organizations assisting in fundraising efforts. To consign designer goods or sell unwanted Lululemon, contact Loree at or call the warehouse. To shop, go to to be routed to our eBay store. Visit us at the Highland Park Sidewalk Sale July 24-26. Watch for a local Pop-Up Shop late summer!

1500 Old Deerfield Rd. Units 19/20, Highland Park • 847-748-8451 • • Marlena Jayatilake


arlena Jayatilake is the ultimate spice queen. Marlena is extremely knowledgeable with spices and became involved with spices when she met her husband from Sri Lanka. Love That Spice is a small boutique shop that offers tea and spices with culinary value and health benefits. Marlena creates spice blends, born from popular world cuisines, while focusing on nutrient rich, vitamin packed spices. “It’s important to concentrate on the culinary value, but equally as important are the added health benefits and I make sure you get both!” I like to think I provide the experience of a harmonious balance of bold and delicious taste coupled with health. I focus the same energy on our handmade teas! Love that Spice provides a tour of the spices as well as customized recipes created just the way you want. Love that Spice also has over 40 hand made teas, which have health benefits such as omega 3 and Vitamin C.

474 Central Ave, Highland Park • 847-780-4658 • Mimika Papavasiliou For Everyone With Style


fter many years in the corporate world, Mimi decided to follow her passion for fashion. With a crew of dedicated, experienced seamstresses, and an eye for a perfect fit, she will either create an outfit for you or will take your existing outfit and make you look like a million dollars! She can also alter or create for men’s clothing. Mimi has a special talent for color, fabric, quality, style and fit, with a warm welcoming approach. She’s created dresses and gowns privately for many years. Many beautiful fabrics, custom fitting, tailored the way you want to look. Fashion for everyone... helping you look amazing. By appointment only 847-312-3084

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f you are looking for a spa with cutting edge services that allow you to connect with your body, mind, and spirit, head over to Olga’s Day Spa. Dani Noyes, new owner and manager, is re-branding the spa. “We are focusing on continuing Olga’s elegant legacy while combining it with a contemporary energy.” Dani has a family history in cosmetology and has worked in the industry for thirteen years. Olga’s has undergone many exciting changes including extended evening hours starting July 1st. Olga’s will also begin hosting trunk shows featuring local artists, jewelry makers, and fashion designers. Olga’s Day Spa is re-connecting with the community through innovative new platforms like local business smart phone app ‘APPON’, offering clients service discounts that rotate every 60 days. Olga’s Day Spa has been serving Highland Park since 1981. Call TODAY for an appointment at 847-433-8812.

500 Central Ave., Highland Park • 847-433-8812 • Joann Carbine


ant a place for your paperwork? Relief from frustration? More free time? Don’t let clutter get the best of you. Joann’s personalized organizing approach helps you achieve productive results. Whether organizing your home or office, Organize Office Systems provides an efficient workspace. Joann organizes, reorganizes, manages, and de-clutters. Whether you’re frustrated over your desk, wasting time looking for lost items, or overwhelmed by papers, Joann can help. With a seasoned touch and clear vision, she caters to your style, reducing stress and increasing productivity, so you go “from piles to the files” in no time. When was the last time you gave your office a review? Call 847-317-0421 for more information and a free half hour consultation. • 847-317-0421 •

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obbie Bloch wants you to leave work at 5 pm with everything done. Since 1981, Bobbie’s Roman Office Support Services have helped busy executives and their often over loaded staff “have a life” and “a business which meets deadlines.” She transcribes correspondence, reports, and documents using “phonein” dictation. You dictate, and she does the rest. Whether handwritten, spoken, or printed, she converts what you need to a digital, professional, finished product. Bobbie promises 100% confidentiality on all work and a quick turn-around time for any job... high quality, letter-perfect documents, delivered on time, every time. Contact Bobbie to lower your overhead and increase your productivity and profitability.

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Julie Brugioni


reating an atmosphere of beauty and design in your space. Since 2007, Julie Brugioni has owned and operated The Silk Thumb, a company with a modern twist on silk floral design. Over that time, Julie has gone from operating a retail store to focusing on corporate and home consultations. Coming out to homes and businesses, she works with her clients to deliver realistic floral centerpieces, plants and trees that beautify their space. She travels to national wholesale tradeshows to hand select cutting edge products to keep ahead of the trends and competition. Julie recently moved her long time retail store in Highland Park to a studio in Highwood. Call to make an appointment.

6 Walker Avenue, Highwood • 847-687-3253 • Natalie Griffin


ilpada Designs Jewelry is the highest quality Sterling Silver and comes with a lifetime warranty. How would you like to get it for free? Natalie Griffin is an independent sales representative. She is your personal party planner and loves to reward you with FREE JEWELRY! “Women gather with friends in a home, restaurant or office, and I set up a jewelry display where they can play dress up. It is about friendship and gathering in a casual setting.” The hostess of the party is rewarded with free jewelry made from .925 Sterling Silver, natural stones, handcrafted by talented jeweler artisans. The New Silpada Catalog with over 400 Jewelry items, classic to contemporary styles, will launch on July 20th. Natalie also offers personal shopping and Facebook Parties.

847-606-9697 • Ellie Rubenstein/Dana Lawrence Gillis


ward-winning teachers Ellie Rubenstein and Dana Lawrence Gillis opened t2, a learning center for students in grades K-12, after teaching in Highland Park for more than 20 years combined. Providing one-on-one and small group support and enrichment, our goal at t2 is to fill in any academic or personal gaps that students are experiencing. Children are not pieces of data; we appreciate and encourage each child’s uniqueness. Confidence, motivation, and performance go hand-in-hand, and this is reflected in our tutoring approach. Whether it’s kindergarten enrichment, math, reading, writing support or enrichment, time management and study skills, middle school transitions, or writing college entrance essays… t2 can help. Contact us for a complimentary consultation at 847-433-t2t2 (8282) or Think. Feel. Grow.

1910 First Street, Highland Park • 847-433-t2t2 (8282) • RIta Beygel


riding herself on pampering clients for over 20 years, Rita and her staff provide a wide array of services such as natural nail care, skin care, permanent eyelash extensions, brow and lash tinting, waxing, threading, make-up, and airbrush tanning. Enjoy a unique atmosphere where you can unwind and relax knowing that The Nail Shop and Spa offers non-toxic products, jet-less pedicure stations, and superior customer service. We’ve raised the bar in the category of beauty and surpass expectations of all who visit, for the first time or a 100th time.

473 Roger Williams Ave. Highland Park, IL. • 847-926-8202 • Beth Wexler/Joey Gault


eth and Joey have been business partners in the residential brokerage industry for over ten years. They share the same vision of bringing the utmost care and integrity to every client’s transaction. They pride themselves on their overall real estate knowledge, experience and successful track record. Since entering the real estate business, they have consistently ranked among the top 1% of realtors in the Chicago area. Their combined sales have totaled well over $400 million. They both reside on the North Shore. Having the knowledge and expertise of both the city and North Shore communities, allows them to educate their clients on the most current real estate trends and market information. Whether buying or selling, they are involved from beginning to end. • Sandy Panuce


ruly a product of her Mother, Sandy keeps 60 years of tradition alive at Avenue Fashions, an upscale, contemporary, woman’s fashion clothing store. Every woman who enters receives the individual attention that has made Avenue Fashions what it is today. Sandy and her knowledgeable staff help select from her collections of sportswear, daytime dresses, cocktail and evening attire, and formal gowns, with accessories to compliment each category. The store is designed for the convenience of the customer to easily select that special occasion outfit. Whether Mother of the Bride or Groom, Bar or Bat Mitzvah Mom, shower guest or host, or just a fun outfit to enjoy moments with friends, Avenue Fashions has it all. Alterations are done on premises by experienced seamstresses. Sandy follows her Mother’s tradition of perfection of fit. “We are all about the customer. We are all about you. We are Avenue Fashions.”

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Taboun a Mecca for Israeli Cuisine The North Shore has long been fertile territory for practically every type of cuisine and restaurant. Name it – Italian, Mexican, Chinese, French, steakhouse, seafood, burgers, upscale, downscale, etc. – and chances are you’ll ďŹ nd at least one or more such places between Evanston and Lake Forest. Until May, however, there was a noticeable absence of dining houses specializing Chuck Pecoraro in authentic Israeli cooking with kosher certiďŹ cation. That’s when diners who relish the tastes and observe the traditions of this underserved niche welcomed the arrival of Taboun Grill in Northbrook. Actually, this is a spinoff of the restaurant with the same name, fare and ownership in Skokie. “Many of our customers kept suggesting that we open a second eatery further north, so we found an ideal location in Northbrook,â€? said Shamir Otani, co-owner with Hershie Weingarten. Tucked into a shopping mall storefront, the new Taboun Grill seats 62 in bright, minimally decorated space with an open kitchen. There’s not much wiggle room, but that doesn’t detract from the customers’ comfort. The food here is not to be confused with the familiar geďŹ lte ďŹ sh, matzoh ball soup, chopped liver, corned beef sandwiches, lox and bagels and their cliches typically found in Jewish delis. The focus is more on the

rich avors of the Middle East with Arabic, Turkish, Greek and Mediterranean inuences. In keeping with religious traditions, some of the male diners were spotted wearing yarmulkes. Kosher dietary standards are maintained with the presence of a rabbi or trained person who diligently monitors the cooking to determine if it meets the rigid requirements. The starters set the proper tone. Instead of common bread, a basket of warm pita precedes the meal, along with a complimentary bowl of sliced pickles and beets to nosh on. Salads sell well, especially the Matbucha (mild Moroccan style tomato mix), Israeli (seasoned cucumber, tomato and onions) and Taboule (cracked wheat tossed with tomatoes, scallions, parsley, mint, lemon juice and olive oil). Popular among the daily soups is a Yemenite bowl brimming with spirited Middle Eastern avors. Moroccan Cigars are made to eat, not to smoke, as spicy ground beef is rolled, shaped like a stogie and served with hummas, a puree of chickpeas, sesame paste and olive oil. Kubeh (cracked wheat dumplings), Falafel (browned chickpea croquettes) and Baba Ghannouj (roasted eggplant salad) are tasty appetizers as well. Beef is prominent on the menu. Skirt Steak, for example, comes char-grilled, sauteed with onions and mushrooms or barbequed. Ribeye Steak and Prime Rib are aged, tender and yield full juicy avor with every forkful. The only seafood entree is Moroccan Fish, interpreted as fresh tilapia stimulated with an exotic herb-spice sauce. Pan-fried tilapia is

Taboun Grill specializes in delicious kosher Middle Eastern cuisine. available in a pita sandwich with hummus and tahini, a dense paste of ground sesame seeds. Other pita sandwiches include Chicken, Schnitzel (chicken cutlets), Beef, Falafel (fried ovals) and Mixed Grill. The restaurant acknowledges that most children may not have the acquired taste for this brand of cuisine yet by offering a Burger, Hot Dog, Schnitzel or Chicken Nuggets with fries and a soda. For dessert, there’s ever-so-tempting Cream Layer and Chocolate Mousse cakes, Date Cookies and Greek favorite Baklava (phyllo pastry layered with chopped nuts, honey and spices). No alcoholic beverages are served, though customers are encouraged to go the BYOB route. In addition to soda and bottled tea, there’s thick, potent Turkish Coffee for those who prefer to ďŹ nish their meal with a jolt of

exotica. Service is attentive and amiable. Taboun (translation: clay pot) not only ďŹ lls a culinary void, but has the potential to become the local mecca for Israeli cuisine. Taboun Grill, 3111 Dundee Road, Northbrook; 847-272-7378; Entrees: $12-$28 Appetizers, salads, sides, desserts: $3-$12 Sandwiches: $6-$12 Lunch specials: $6-$14 Kids menu: $5-$7 Tidbits: Lunch, dinner Sun-Fri., parties only (up to 60) Sat., closed Mon. Carryouts, catering and delivery. Adequate parking. Contact restaurant/food writer Chuck Pecoraro at

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These are some of the more popular shows from the ’50s and ’60s. Some answers may be used more than once. Good luck! Contributed by Jack Schmerer, owner of RMS Productions, which offers creative and production services for high-quality media. To contact him, call 847-812-0789, email, or visit

To solve a sudoku, the numbers one through nine must fill each row, column, and box.

MOVIE 1. Dobie Gillis 2. I’ve Got a Secret 3. Perry Mason 4. The Beverly Hillbillies 5. The Dick Van Dyke Show

6. Bewitched 7. Car 54, Where Are You? 8. Superman 9. Bonanza 10. Marcus Welby, M.D. 11. Maverick

a. Agnes Moorehead b. Bob Denver c. James Garner d. Fred Gwynne e. William Bendix

f. Hugh Downs g. Garry Moore h. Barbara Hale i. Irene Ryan j. Eve Arden

12. The Life of Riley 13. Dr. Kildare 14. Our Miss Brooks 15. McHale’s Navy 16. Concentration 17. F Troop 18. I Love Lucy

19. Green Acres 20. Get Smart 21. Gilligan’s Island 22. Father Knows Best 23. The Mothers-In-Law 24. My Three Sons 25. The Munsters

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!










k. Richard Chamberlain l. Forrest Tucker m. Michael Landon n. George Reeves o. William Frawley

p. Eva Gabor q. Ernest Borgnine r. Richard Deacon s. Barbara Feldon t. Robert Young


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CRYPTOGRAM The original phrase has been encrypted! Each original letter has been replaced with a new letter (for example, “H” is now “I”). Use the below clue to rewrite the phrase in the space. UGOK GZFHQ HZSHFZ, GZFHQ VJQWEZQQ. – FZS VJPEZKK _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. – _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ CLUE: K = T


CLUES ACROSS 1. The woman 4. New Rochelle college 8. If not 12. Rotating mechanism 13. Strong sharp smell or taste 14. Squash bug genus 15. Eggs 16. S. African Anglican bishop 18. Draws taut 20. One who tears down 21. Killed 22. Focus during yoga 26. Boxing referee declares 27. Morning 28. Make very hot and dry 29. At right angles to the keel 31. Basalt layers of earth 35. Most abundant rare-earth

36. Possessed 37. Hess, oil company 39. They __ 40. 17th state 41. Actress Sarandon 42. Nostrils 44. Speech defect 47. Atomic #73 48. Chewing treat 49. Determines time 53. An edict from the tsar 56. Lariate 57. Dreary 58. Cruise/Nicholson movie 62. 7th Greek letter 63. Tubings 64. “Blue Rider” artist August 65. Trent Reznor’s rock group 66. Recess 67. Picnic playwright Wm. 68. Turner or Danson

CLUES DOWN 1. People of the lochs 2. Czech playwright Vaclav 3. Gave forth 4. Frozen drinks 5. Many not ands 6. Matchstick game 7. Embellish 8. Goes into 9. Twin Peaks actress Piper 10. Very fast airplane 11. Cologne 13. Benign glandular tumors 14. Used to cut and shape wood 17. __ King Cole 19. Japanese deer 22. Vitrines 23. Princely area 24. Mother-of-pearl 25. A___ - is in accord 29. Get _ _ of 30. Bay of All Saints state 32. Supernatural forces (N.Z.) 33. Promotional material 34. Rubicund 38. 12th Greek letter 39. Military weapon 43. No. diving sea birds 45. Place emphasis on 46. P. Reubens’ Herman 50. Dawdles 51. 1st Japanese Prime Minister 52. Ruth’s Mother-in-law (Bib.) 54. “Socrate” composer Erik 55. African antelope 57. Ice hockey fake 58. Expression of triumph 59. Dandy 60. Actor Aykroyd 61. Microgram


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Pet Personals BABETTE


Age: 4 years Breed: Domestic Shorthair Mix Gender: Female My Story: Imagine being shoved into a filthy duffel bag and abandoned in a donation cabinet – on the coldest day of the year. That’s how Babette wound up here. Now enjoying the warmth and love at Heartland, she is sweet, gentle and looking for a quiet forever home!

Age: 4½ years Breed: Pug Mix Gender: Male My Story: Squiggles has been at Heartland 2½ years, and so wants a home of his own! The kennel is very stressful, but once he’s out he’s very different – happy and loving. Squiggs is picky about who he likes, but if it’s you, he’ll adore you! This little guy can’t wait to hop in your lap and give you tons of kisses.


Age: 1 year Breed: Domestic Shorthair Gender: Female My Story: Daisy is just lovely. She doesn’t seem aloof like some cats, but instead likes to snuggle up to people. Daisy just purrs at the sight of someone who shows her the slightest bit of attention. Drop by Orphans of the Storm soon and see for yourself!

Age: 4 years Breed: Shepherd Gender: Male My Story: Hercules is a gentle giant with a beautiful, soft coat. How can you resist that smile? Hercules has delusions of being a lap dog, but cuddling up close is just as good! He knows his commands and has the smarts to learn more.



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Age: 3½ years Breed: Domestic Shorthair Mix Gender: Female My Story: This beauty was found outside an animal hospital and brought to Heartland. It’s taken her a while to trust people, and she’d do best in a quiet, loving home. Pennie loves to watch birds outside and nap in her basket. Her dream is to finally find a stable place to call home!

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Age: 2 years Breed: Domestic Mediumhair Gender: Male My Story: Affectionate and loyal, Brownie could be called Mr. Independence, as he is very sure of himself. He knows what he likes for treats and what he will do for them. Brownie knows whether or not he wants to take a nap or just hang out!

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The last time we checked, there was an abbondanza (abundance) of Italian restaurants in and around Lake Geneva, Wis. About 39 or so, ranging from mom-and-pop pizzerias to a high-end place where a plate of pasta costs as much as 38 bucks. That was a year ago. Now there’s a new Italian dining destination in town, and another reason for North Shore diners to take the northern route for an offer of enticing eats, fine wine, picturesque scenery and reasonable prices that’s hard to refuse. The newcomer is Corleone, a name that recalls the title characters Vito and Michael Corleone in the epic movie “The Godfather.” It’s also the name of a historic town in southwest Sicily. And though mementos of the film are subtly integrated into the decor, there’s nothing subtle about the lusty flavors of its authentic Sicilian cooking. No other restaurant in the area puts out the sugo (sauce) and spirit of this cuisine, interpreted as herb and garlic-infused tomato gravy, notes of oregano, basil and fennel, accents of olives, anchovies and citrus, cheeses like mozzarella, ricotta and provolone and liberal splashes of olive oil. Keeping the fare Sicilian and savory is the mission of dedicated owner Sal Sardina, whose family roots are traced to Aspra, Sicily. Most of the recipes were created by his mother and grandmother, and all orders are prepared from scratch with the freshest of ingredients. Along with Sicilian cooking, Corleone hits the one-upmanship jackpot with an asset that pleases the eye as much as the food satisfies the soul. It features a picture-postcard view of Geneva Lake, arguably more impressive than that of any other shoreline eatery, and a bonus that makes driving up there all the more rewarding. Especially stunning at sunset, the view defines an atmosphere of casual country comfort. Diners can gaze while they graze on a spacious, two-tier deck that earns praise and patronage as one of the town’s premier outdoor in-spots. An indoor dining room with the same view seats 90, while an upstairs lounge with speakeasy swagger is custom-designed for musical entertainment and dancing on Fridays and Saturdays, along with private gatherings. Background tunes by Tony Bennett underscore the theme. Like the setting, the menu encourages sharing. Notably with the Antipasti Tradizionale appetizer platter loaded with freshly sliced salami, prosciutto and mortadella, along with olives, artichoke hearts, roasted garlic, marinated peppers, assorted cheeses, and on and on. These morsels are so tasty that there’s a tendency

to keep on nibbling, so be sure to save some room for what’s next. Pasta is the centerpiece of Sicilian tables, and Corleone responds with oodles of premium brand Barilla noodles. The dozen choices include a laudable Lasagna – luscious layers of flat pasta, meat, ricotta and seasoning soaking up house-made Roma tomato sauce and promising bliss in every bite. Spaghetti plays a supporting role in the Pollo Saltimbocca, in which lightly breaded chicken breast is baked and crowned with mozzarella, prosciutto and earthy Crimini mushrooms over a bed of al dente pasta. A sweet Marsala wine sauce elevates the enjoyment. Exceptional in every way was the Spiedini. Five petite tenderloin steaks are rolled and stuffed with Parmesan-Romano cheese, raisins, onions and easy touches of garlic and bay leaves, encrusted with breadcrumbs and perfectly grilled. Dishes like this keep Corleone above and beyond its Italian counterparts. Sweet endings come in the form of madein-house Cannoli, Tiramisu and creamy Gelato. The wine inventory is well stocked with top-shelf reds like Fuedo Maccari and such whites as Bigi Orvieto Amabile. All entrees include a hefty house salad tossed tableside. With Rob Skates setting an example, service is efficient, informed and cordial. Corleone, N2062 S. Lake Shore Dr., Lake Geneva, Wis.; 262-248-0685; Entrees: $10.95-$21.95 Appetizers and Desserts: $3.95-$21.95 Pizza: $9.95-$13.95 Friday Fish Fry: $9.95-$15.95 Kids Menu: $7 Tidbits: Open daily for lunch and dinner. Parties for up to 75. Takeouts, catering and delivery. Plenty of parking. Reservations suggested Fri-Sat. Contact restaurant/food writer Chuck Pecoraro at

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For Calvin and Hobbes, Technology is a Cardboard Box Raise your hand if you love – absolutely love – “Calvin and Hobbes,” the comic strip created by Bill Watterson which ran from 1985 to 1995. Now those of you with your hands up, keep them up if you even marginally like your computer. What about when it doesn’t do what you expect? I’m not surprised how many hands went down. “Calvin and Hobbes” and your digital devices tap into emotional centers in our brain. It’s the Dave Kaufman emotion that ties us to people, places and events. Bill Watterson has taken a page from W.P. Kinsella’s portrayal of J.D. Salinger in “Shoeless Joe.” He’s near invisible publicly. Bill has been private, very private, since he retired his beloved best friend philosophers. In a connected world, that’s a lot harder, so you might assume Bill isn’t connected at all. As Techlife recently learned, he may not love technology, yet he effectively uses email to shield himself but stay connected on his terms. Bill apparently turned down a call from Steven Spielberg, inquiring about making a feature length “Calvin and Hobbes” film. However, an email from the famed director might have gotten through. How do we know? Because self-deprecating Stephan Pastis – himself a comic strip artist of “Pearls Before Swine” and author – tells the story of what happened when he emailed Bill and the story is amazing! In short, he emailed Bill, who shocked Stephan with the fact he was a reader and

whiz and they aren’t even a world-famous beloved recluse? You need your go-to, the Internet. Bill could lurk in a forum or chat room. He could use an alias, such as Susie Derkins or Miss Wormwood. Safe behind his avatar, he can ask the world how to go about hooking up a wireless scanner to his computer or what service is best for those extra large attachments – all while remaining his private self. For all I know, maybe Bill reads Techlife and is just looking for this invitation: Dear Spaceman Spiff, Please share with me the terrestrial mundane issues you face while navigating your home world. Is it the laconic lexicon of texting or the subject of the simple smartphone? While we can’t claim to provide answers as interesting as your immersive imagination, we’ll do our best to provide you with the weapon of knowledge to fight the ferocious forces of technology. Techlife of the Planet Earth

fan of “Pearls Before Swine.” He went on to astound Stephan by saying he had some strip ideas he wanted to ask him about. The result was a secret collaboration on three strips of “Pearls Before Swine.” Yes, readers, this is real. After nearly 20 years of silence, we were treated to three strips full of humor and art, in true Bill-like fashion. The best part for Techlife readers is that Bill struggles with the same technology foibles we all do. Stephan recounts that working together over a distance was challenging,

as Bill doesn’t like scanners, Photoshop or even large email attachments. Stephan admits the joy in helping Bill over email with tech support – we can’t claim to be so lucky. The novelty for Stephan even might soon wear off if the requests keep coming. Without getting cute – suggesting Bill draw himself out of the problem, or use a cardboard box he converts to a Transmogrifier – what should a private person do when they aren’t going to use social media to ask for help or don’t want to ask the neighbor girl who’s a

What is Online? Techlife is both a print and online experience. Visit and search for “Calvin” to see the link to the amazing story referenced in paragraph three. Have you been tech support for someone via email? Let us know how it went. Dave Kaufman is a syndicated columnist and founder of DK Worldwide, a design, web, print and social media marketing firm. Helping clients with online and offline challenges. Contact Dave, it’s easy: techlife@ or follow him on Twitter – @dkworldwide. You know you want to.

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Rebecca Bloomfield, Partner at Jerry S. Pearlstein Insurance, Ltd. in Northbrook talked to were in the same boat. We realized we had two essentials for starting a business: expertise and an underserved market. WH! What aspect(s) of your business are you most proud of? RB: We felt it our duty to keep our clients and our community educated about the Affordable Care Act. We’ve used USPS, email, LinkedIn, Chambers of Commerce and speaking engagements to be the most credible source of the latest information, despite continual rule changes. We’re proud to have helped hundreds of old and new clients take advantage of the best parts of the ACA.

Rebecca Bloomfield is a partner at Jerry S. Pearlstein Insurance, Ltd. in more ways than one, as she’s married to Jerry. The two head a unique agency of trusted advisors, helping individuals and families who control their personal financial planning and purchase their own health, life, long-term care and disability insurance. PHOTO BY JONATHAN ROOB WH! What was your very first job? RB: Being a clown! I was still afraid of the dark when other girls my age started babysitting. So I dressed up as a clown and played games at little kids’ parties in the daytime. I earned more in one hour than the babysitters did in a long, scary evening. WH! Name one person you’d consider a hero or role model and explain why. RB: If you have a baby photo with the name Van Gogh Studio in the corner, that’s the work of my hero – my dad Hank Bloomfield. His mom died when he was 6 and he and his brother were shuttled around a lot. He never told me of his childhood hardships. I only knew his unfailing optimism that created a loving home and a business employing hundreds and serving millions. WH! Tell us about a work experience from which you learned a valuable lesson. RB: As a creative person, I’ve moved in and out of the security/insecurity of corporate employment and entrepreneurship. The most valuable lesson from a trampoline career is how to be able to jump to the next opportunity. 1. Be resilient. You did it before; you can do it again. 2. Maintain a source of cash with which to fund new directions. 3. Keep wonderful, supportive relationships. WH! What do you do to be inspired? RB: Set an intention to be inspired every day. In every meeting, at every networking event, at family gatherings and in your spiritual or religious practice – be open to be inspired. Having this intention will bring forward the perfect piece of wisdom, humor or information you need to move you forward. WH! What’s your best advice for someone just starting a business in the local area? RB: Find out what you don’t know you don’t know. Take the time to use your local library, community college, Chamber of Commerce or SCORE volunteers to point you to resources and even mentors for the information successful local business owners need and are using. WH! How did you get your start in business? RB: We left corporate life, where our health, life and long-term care insurance were provided. We quickly learned we didn’t know what any of that really cost, how the insurance worked or who actually owned the policies. Because we couldn’t find an insurance agent who would take care of us the way Rhoda in Benefits used to, we did extensive research ourselves. The entrepreneurs and sole practitioners we

WH! What exciting things are on the horizon for your business, and where will it be in five, 15 and 30 years? RB: I’m excited about being certified as a Long-Term Care Specialist. Taking care of ourselves as we age is the biggest challenge facing Americans. Age 35 or 65, people need to plan for a long and happy life. Over the next five, 10, 30 years our clients will have the information and the funds to make the choices they want to make. WH! How long did it take to get your business model right? What were the challenges? RB: In today’s world, I don’t think you can get your business model “right” and sit there very long. Our market – individuals and families who provide their own health, life, long-term care and disability insurance – hasn’t changed. But health care and insurance practices, laws, products, providers, income potential, even how to reach clients have. We’ve gone from a two-person startup to four offices with dozens of agents back to a smaller, more independent operation. Part of the fun of being an entrepreneur is being able to make these changes. WH! What’s your business’ motto or mission statement? RB: The Pearlstein Principle of Insurance: Never Run Out of Money. Our interests are the same as our clients’: live a life with the best choices, never waste resources and leave a wonderful legacy. WH! What’s the best thing America could do to ensure the success of her businesses? RB: Government has to understand the entrepreneur. Small business is not under 100 employees, it is under 10 employees. While we may have the smarts and the tools to compete with the big guys to deliver goods and services, we don’t have the staff or cash to comply with required reports and filing fees. And business tax advantages must extend to us. EG: The Affordable Care Act gave “small business owners” a payroll tax credit for providing health insurance. But the credit didn’t apply to family members. Mom and Pop and family businesses were not helped. Our North Shore legislators have a history of being “surprised” at how legislation ignores or penalizes us. WH! What’s something your company does for the community that we might not know about, but should? RB: The latest in our series of free programs for community organizations is “Living Long. Living Well.” We discuss what you need to know about how health insurance, life insurance, long-term care insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and Veterans’ programs work so you can benefit from the changes in health care and the law. The feedback we get from groups 35-65 years old is that the information is easy to understand and really useful. 900 Skokie Blvd., Suite 105, Northbrook; 847-362-8888;



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SCHOOL HAPPENINGS, PAGE 10 The second week of camp, entitled “Parks and Crafts,” involved walking tours to local parks, decorating ice cream t-shirts and the design and painting of three large wooden cows purchased from Wagner Farm. The cows are being entered into a community art contest. The children brainstormed ideas on what they wanted their cow to look like and used their creativity to come up with unique results. After School Program Celebrates Tenth Birthday Close to 200 gathered in perfect spring weather at Sunset Park the evening of June 6 to celebrate the tenth year of Family Network’s After School Activity Program (ASAP). The family picnic included current ASAP participants and their parents, along with alumni families and staff, both past and present. Everyone enjoyed reconnecting with new and old friends; even high school students who attended ASAP’s first year in 2004 came to see their teachers and friends. The picnic ended on a high note with a special presentation to Ralph Brock, the Oak Terrace site coordinator. Brock is well known in the community as ASAP’s “science guy” and resident Renaissance man. Having taught ASAP students for the program’s entire 10 years, alumni students at the picnic were

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Happy 19th Anniversary! A Keepsake Anniversary Edition To our advertisers, whose support allowed us to be of service to the community and be an important messenger of what’s coming, to our readers, and last but not least, to our committed staff who made sure we produced a quality publication each month – personal thanks for your support, relationships and for bringing us through this wonderful adventure. Ever wonder how What’s Happening… happened? It happened because of you! Our mission, from inception, has been: to Create Community Prosperity, by Bringing Together Businesses and Buyers, through Clear Reliable Communications. Our Editorial theme: to Publish Material that Promotes Community Prosperity, Well-Being and Information. We began 19 years ago as the official publication of the DBR (Deerfield/Bannockburn/ Riverwoods) Chamber of Commerce, then for several other local Chambers. We celebrate having helped dozens of non-profit organizations, local libraries, park districts, local chambers of commerce and senior centers, plus more than 1400 clients reach more than 150,000 people in the North Shore. Here are some of the successes we can all celebrate: “You publicized our wonderful program called ‘Summer with the Saints’ here at St. Philip’s (Church) and our attendance tripled!” Donna Falzone, St. Philip the Apostle. “The race was a huge success! We talked about everything afterward and concluded that after our social media blitz, What’s Happening was the best money spent on advertising. Save us space for next year! Thanks.” Peggy, The Deerfield Food Pantry “I get the most from my advertising dollar with What’s Happening!” Lisa Gold, Director, North Shore School of Dance. “Over the past 9 years, WHAT’S HAPPENING! has been vital to our success. Its support has helped us increase our membership and maintain our visibility in the community. Thank you for all you do for women and girls.” American Association of University Women (AAUW), Joan DuBeVoire, President. “We had a great turnout at the Flag Retirement Ceremony. Thanks for the great ad in What’s Happening!” George Manisco, Sons of the American Legion Public Relations. “I have never gotten such a response from neighbors, patients, old acquaintances, etc. as I have from Whats Happening! I’ve asked around... it goes to every house and does not get thrown away sometimes for the whole month because it’s loaded with all the local events for that month.” Dr. Lisa Sullivan. “Our feature in what’s happening changed my life. I must admit I was pleasantly shocked by the sheer volume of immediate phone calls and customer ‘stop-ins’ as a result of the ad. Even two months later, people still walk in with the article in hand and can quote it word for word. It seems as if What’s Happening! is not just widely distributed, but potential customers place great trust in the dining and entertainment recommendations by the editorial staff.” Bonnie Brock, Zingarella. Our successes have been rooted in us being ahead of the so-called newspaper curve for 19 years because we saw from the onset that news… by the time it hits print today… is old. We don’t publish what happened… we publish what’s happening. The future, not the past. Since “bad stuff” happens in the past, WH has always been a positive, uplifting experience. I especially want to acknowledge our hard-working, dedicated staff: Chris Nititham, Production Manager and graphics expert; John Petersen, Editorial Manager extraordinaire; assistant to the Publisher, Faith Weiser, who does everything from customer service to support of all staff; our great interns - currently Christina Van Zelst and Aliza Grant - who take on any challenge with intention and skill; our awesome sales Manager/Media Consultant, Lauren Berg-Brown, who has served in every position in this industry, including publisher; Media Consultants Iris Winter (who cares passionately about her clients and their well-being for the past 9 years), Harvey Diamond (a more recent addition who brings many years of marketing experience), Randy Santos, former General Manager; and former Senior Editor/Media Consultant and co-publisher Mimika Papavasiliou (known for her many volunteer activities and writing of our Restaurant Showcases for 12 years). Our fine writers have been volunteers from the beginning: Mira Temkin and Jodie Jacobs, (Travel); Kim & Ellory Bisk and Jim Ardito (Food); Chuck Pecoraro (Restaurants); Dave Kaufman (Technology); Dr. Michael Clatch (Relationships and Mental Health); Vicki Gerson (Business); Gary Eisenstein (Automotive); Carrie Levi (Special Topics); Jack Schmerer (Puzzles) and many others who have moved on to other positions. Imagine if there had been no What’s Happening! Where would you go to find out what’s happening, what’s coming, what’s going on locally? What opportunities might you have missed? I don’t know what the future holds, but I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for the honor and privilege of being the publisher of this well loved publication for the past 19 years.

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Self-Made Women Turn Passion into Profit Now is the best time to really get your passion or dream off the ground and turn it into a business. Women are starting their own businesses to have flexibility and control over how and where they want to work. When a woman has her own business, she can be creative and work as hard as she wants to earn the money she needs. If you think women aren’t making an impact in the business world, consider these Vicki Gerson statistics from the National Association of Women Business Owners ( Women-owned firms make up 30 percent of all the privately held firms in the United States, and one in five firms with revenue of $1 million or more is woman-owned. Women who don’t know how or where to start can check out the following websites, determining which ones can help the most. – This website is a good resource for women thinking about starting a business. – If you’re a mom working from home, this website will educate you on how to grow your business. You’ll also be able to network with other moms who work from home. – NAWBO has more than 6,000 women-owned businesses, with over 60 chapters throughout the United States. You may want to decide if the organization can help you. – If you watch Good Morning America, contributor Tory Johnson has turned her conference into an online community providing tips for women. – This organization BUSINESS HAPPENINGS, PAGE 19 engagement strategies. CEO/Founder Greg Christian has more than 17 years of catering experience and an extensive history of working in K-12 schools to address the nutritional and environmental impact of school food programs. 1043 W. Grand Ave., Chicago; 312-275-6801;

promotes small business ownership sharing information and resources with its online community. There are some in-person events. The above websites are a good start, however, there are many more for women wishing either to go into business or grow their current business. Male readers may even pick up some tips by reading the aforementioned sites. For those still wondering if they can be successful, here are three examples of women who created thriving businesses: Cozy Friedman/Cozy’s Cuts For Kids – Friedman opened her first salon in 1994, and has added three more in New York. She’s also launching So Cozy Hair Care for Children – the first-ever designer line of hair products targeted towards children. Maria Emma/Embroidme – When Emma opened for business in 2008, she had a 400square-foot room with a desk, garment printer and embroidery machine. Today, she has a new space and is the embroiderer for such brands as YSL, Marc Jacobs and Donna Karan. Debbie Blacher/Wholesome Tummies – A mother of three, Blacher left her HR executive job because she believed there was a need for quick, affordable and healthy school lunches. In 2010, she began franchising her business. It is America’s first and only kids’ food franchise, distributing healthy, fresh meals to school cafeterias. So, don’t wait a day longer. Determine how you can get your business off the ground. Vicki Gerson is president of Vicki Gerson & Associates, Inc. a Northbrook-based web/ print writing and public relations firm. For more information, visit, email or call 847-480-9087. Elective Orthopedic Pavilion offers patients newly renovated all private rooms, worldclass amenities and a specialized state-of-theart orthopedic gym featuring the latest top-ofthe-line equipment. “As a premier post-hospital rehabilitation center in the North Shore, Whitehall of Deerfield strives to provide our guests with the highest level of health care and customer service possible,” says Jeremy Kanter, administrator at Whitehall of Deerfield. 300 Waukegan Road; 847-945-4600;


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New Highland Park Location for Rose’s Café & Bakery The gluten-free café & bakery is committed to providing great tasting food and baked goods for those with dietary restrictions and food allergies. The new Highland Park location is open six days a week, offering dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Conveniently located two blocks northeast of the train station, Rose’s has fresh and healthy items patrons can bring to Ravinia all summer long. 478 Central Ave.; 847-780-4673; Whitehall of Deerfield Opens Elective Orthopedic Pavilion The healthcare center’s new luxury wing is exclusively for those recovering from elective orthopedic and joint replacement surgery. The

Editor’s Note: The following entries were inadvertently left out of June’s dining feature. Abigail’s American Bistro Abigail’s creates menu items with simple appeal and elevated technique, providing pure flavor in a welcoming, vibrant atmosphere. 493 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park; 847-780-4862; Boston Blackie’s Blackie’s specializes in mouth-watering classics and superb service. Choose from their famous burgers, ribs, seafood, chicken and more. 405 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield; 847-418-3400;

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