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Kenilworth Union Church’s July 11 preview event features live and silent auctions. Northbrook Farmers Market Gardening Day June 27, 9am-1pm. Sponsored by Northbrook’s Ferraro Garden Spot, the day features a panel of experts on flower, vegetable and landscape gardening. Bring photos of yards and gardens for Master Gardeners to review. Other features include gardening gadgets, demonstrations, raffles and more. Our Lady of the Brook Church parking lot, 3700 Dundee Road; Knit or Crochet with Chai Hadassah June 27, 1pm. Knitters and those who crochet

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are invited to help Chai Hadassah work on blankets for the Linus Project or other projects. Meetings are held at a member’s Highland Park home. $5. 847-205-1900; 2012 Summer with the Saints Film Series Thursdays, 7pm. All are invited to St. Philip the Apostle Parish’s film series. - June 28, “Hidden in Silence and Franz Jagerstatter” 1962 Old Willow Road, Northfield; 847-446-8390; CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

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community & life CALENDAR, PAGE 3 Glenview Disaster Preparedness Seminar June 28, 7:30-9am. The Glenview Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Glenview’s quarterly educational seminar series continues with “Acts of Nature – Being Prepared for Disaster.” Panelists include members of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with members of the Glenview Village emergency departments. Glenview Police Department, 2500 E. Lake Ave.; 847-724-0900. Mission Hills Hadassah Open Meeting June 28, 10am. Jack Cooper, author of “Who Knew,” presents a program on unusual stories from Jewish History. Lunch follows at Max and Benny’s in Northbrook. Registration required. Northbrook Public Library, 201 Cedar Lane; 847-205-1900; Glencoe Sidewalk Sale June 29 and 30, 9am-5pm. Sponsored by the Glencoe Chamber of Commerce, the annual Sidewalk Sale features a variety of local businesses and vendors. Shop the Farmers Market on Saturday. Park free in the Metra commuter lot after 10am Friday and all day Saturday. Downtown business district, Park and Vernon avenues; Glenview Gardeners at the Farmers Market June 30, 9am-12pm. The Glenview Gardeners are on hand, selling plants and garden-related items and holding a container garden raffle. 1510 Wagner Road, Glenview; 847-7242286; Summer Story Time at First Presbyterian Church Wednesdays, 10-10:30am (thru July 25). Open to young children, parents and/or caregivers. Participants of the church and community are featured as celebrity readers, including members of the Deerfield fire and police departments, Deerfield Mayor Rosenthal, Kevin Quigley from Kevin’s Restaurant and others. A simple activity coordinates with the book of the day. 824 Waukegan Road, Deerfield; 847-945-0560;

June 26, 2012 847-967-4889; Alliance Francaise du North Shore Café Conversation July 9 and Aug. 13, 7:30-8:30pm. Meet fellow francophones for relaxed conversation. Listening in French encouraged. Look for pulled-together tables with a small French flag. Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette (alternate locations listed online); Glenview Gardeners Tour and Project July 10, 7pm. Tour Dr. John Kennicott’s home, office, pharmacy and medicinal herb garden, held at The Grove National Historic Landmark. The speaker for the evening is program supervisor Kris Van Voorhis. The club’s community service project is the fenced garden behind the house. 1421 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview; 847-724-2286; Third Annual Strike Out ALS 5K July 10, 6:30pm. Run the grounds surrounding U.S. Cellular Field and finish on the warning track. Post-race, celebrate with family, friends and White Sox fans and watch the MLB All-Star Game on the Jumbotron. Post-race party free for runners (donations accepted for non-runners). Proceeds benefit the Les Turner ALS Foundation. Registration required. $40, $50/day of; 333 W. 35th St., Chicago;, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Community Healthbeat Tuesdays, 7pm. This weekly lecture series focuses on a variety of health topics. July’s theme is healthy aging. Registration required. + July 10, “The Aging Back” by David Spencer, MD, orthopedic surgeon. + July 17, “Memory Loss: When Should I be Concerned?” by Robert Moss, MD, geriatrician. CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

Contents June 26, 2012 Staying Motivated in a Tough Job Market July 5-26 (Thursdays), 9:30-11:30am. Learn about the personal barriers to motivation, manage stress, find support and create an action plan. JVS Career Planning Center, 300 Revere Drive, second floor, Northbrook; 224-625-2819; 847-412-4304; 2012 Lake County Greek Fest July 6-8, 11am-11pm. Come for the Greek food and dessert, then stay for the music, kids’ games and shopping. St. Demetrios Church Greek Orthodox Church, 1400 N. O’Plaine Road, Libertyville. 224-513-5530; SWALCO Household Chemical Waste Mobile Event July 7, 8am-2:30pm. Residential waste only – no electronics. Accepted items include CFL bulbs, unwanted prescription medicines and supplements (people and pet), household cleaners, gasoline, garden chemicals, pesticides, pool chemicals, driveway sealers, oil-based paints and varnishes (no latex), along with other chemicals. No electronics accepted. Deerfield High School, 1959 N. Waukegan Road; 847-336-9340. Sarah Lazarus Memorial Concert July 8, 1:30-3pm. In cooperation with Chicago YIVO Society, the Illinois Holocaust Museum presents the Lori Cahan-Simon Ensemble, performing “Vessel of Song: The Music of Mikhl Gelbart.” Gelbart’s compositions are taught around the world. Registration required. $10, free for Museum members. Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie;

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June 26, 2012 CALENDAR, PAGE 4 + July 24, “Looking and Feeling Younger: Skin Care Throughout the Years” by Peter Johnson, MD, plastic surgeon. + July 31, “ Driving: When is it Time to Retire Your License?” by Denise Fiducia, PhD, psychologist. West End Conference Center, 1775 W. Dempster St., Park Ridge; 800-3-ADVOCATE; Kenilworth Union Church Preview Deballage Fashion Show July 11, 11am-1:30pm. The show features top-of-the-line fashions collected from donations. In addition, the Preview Deballage includes a luncheon and both silent and live auctions. $45, $400/tables of 10. Skokie Country Club, 500 Washington Ave., Glencoe; 847-251-4232; First Bank of Highland Park Senior Seminars July 12 and Aug. 9, 11:30am-1pm. This free series of educational seminars helps local senior citizens navigate financial issues. Lunch is provided. Registration recommended. 1835 First St.; 847-4327800x442; Downtown Northbrook Sidewalk Sale July 13 and 14, 9am-3pm. Stock up on gifts, clothes, knick-knacks, cards, books and more, all at discount pricing. Enjoy food, music and entertainment, including a “Where’s Waldo” scavenger hunt, face painting, bouncy house and train rides on Saturday. Receive a raffle entry for every $25 spent. Church St. and Cherry Lane (by Sunset Foods). Deerfield Farmers Market Bake and Book Sale July 14, 7:30am-12:30pm. Raise funds for local scholarship awards. Homemade baked goods and gently used books are featured. Metra Commuter Lot, Deerfield Road and Robert York Ave. Mozart Masterpieces with Lawrence Rapchak July 14, 9am-4pm. Lawrence Rapchak, music director of the Northbrook Symphony, presents this all-day immersion seminar on Mozart’s masterpieces. Take a multimedia journey through three Mozartean treasuretroves: Symphony, Piano Concerti and Opera. The seminar is also streamed live (audio and video) by WFMT. Registration required. $150, $100/student. Live stream $20, $15/ WFMT Fine Arts Circle members. WTTW/ WFMT Studios, 5400 N. Saint Louis Ave., Chicago. 773-279-2120; 18th Annual Lou Gehrig Day July 14, 12:30pm. Join the Les Turner ALS Foundation at the 18th Annual Lou Gehrig Day. 93XRT’s Lin Brehmer hosts a pre-game party at the Vic Theatre, featuring an acoustic performance by Dan Navarro. Head to Wrigley Field afterwards to see the Chicago Cubs play the Arizona Diamondbacks. Includes unlimited food/beverages, raffle, live auction, t-shirt and game ticket. $100, $75/10 and under. The Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield, Chicago, 847-679-3311; Community Protestant Church Blood Drive July 15, 8:30am-2:30pm. Ages 16 and up. Participants should be at least 100 pounds. CPC United Church of Christ, 418 N. Prairie Ave., Mundelein. 847-566-4000; Buffalo Grove Afternoon Hadassah Chocolate Tasting and Ice Cream Social July 17, 12pm. Tour the Long Grove Confectionery Co. Outlet and sample chocolate delights. End the afternoon at Culver’s of Buffalo Grove for custard. Registration required. $10. 333 Lexington Drive, Buffalo Grove; 847-205-1900;

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Wilmette Hadassah Architectural Boat Tour of Chicago July 18, 9:45am. Hy Speck, historian, lecturer and docent, guides attendees thru the branches of the Chicago River. Lunch follows afterwards at Manny’s Deli. Board buses at Edens Plaza. Registration required. $40. 847-205-1900; Adoption from A to Z July 18, 7-9:15pm. Chicago and Northbrook attorney Sally Wildman presents the fundamentals and legal steps of the adoption process. Learn about agencies, professionals and searches. Registration required. $29, $45/ couple. Highland Park High School. 433 Vine Ave.; 224-765-1020; Weinberg Community for Senior Living Farmer’s Market. July 19, 11:30am-2pm. Stop by for lunch – hot dog, chips, cookie and fresh lemonade – while you shop. Choose from fruits and vegetables grown on farms in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Ohio; Kosher Klub cheese from Wisconsin; jewelry, personalized books, homemade baked goods and more. 1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield; 847-236-7852; Art of Recycling Exhibit at Northbrook Farmers Market July 25, 7am-1pm. Applications are being accepted for Art of Recycling Day. Help promote green living and environmental stewardship by recycling trash into treasure. Artists must use a majority of landfill-bound material/materials in fashioning the final product. Our Lady of the Brook Church parking lot, 3700 Dundee Road, 847-272-6359; Gogh Green! Recycled (Pre-Owned) Art Sale July 27, 6-9pm. The Art Center – Highland Park’s 24th annual sale kicks off with a live and silent auction of select works, plus the first chance at pieces of donated art. More than 400 pieces are available from the corporate collection of Baxter International, along with early American wood furnishings donated by the University of Chicago. Proceeds benefit the art school scholarship program. $50. 1957 Sheridan Road; 847-432-1888;

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Blue Oval Performance Car Club Show and Shine Show July 29, 10am-3pm. Open to all Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Edsel vehicles. Free admission and vehicle entry, plus goodie bags and dash plaques for the first 200 cars. Proceeds from a 50/50 raffle benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Highland Park Ford-Lincoln, 1333 Park Ave. West; 847-997-8624. Hebrew Reading Crash Course Aug. 7, 7:45pm (Tuesdays). This six-week course is just in time for the High Holidays. Suitable for beginners with little or no knowledge of Hebrew reading. Registration required. $36 (book included). Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook, 2095 Landwehr Road; 847-564-8770; Weinstein Funeral Homes Gineza Aug. 22, 10am. Only books and clothing will be accepted. Drop off items at either Weinstein or Piser Funeral Homes. Memorial Park Cemetery, 9900 Gross Point Road, Skokie; 847-256-5700; Glenbrook North Class of 1972 40th Reunion Oct. 5-6. Kilcoyne’s Redwood Inn, Wheeling (Friday); Pinstripes, Northbrook (Saturday). 847-814-7482; Local Host Families Needed Foreign high school students arriving soon for Expires 7/26/12


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ACTIVITIES Men’s Club Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am. Women and guests are welcome. - June 26. The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Featuring Barry Bradford, Distinguished Lecturer of the Organization of American Historians. - July 3. Obama vs. an Obstructionist U.S. Congress. Keki Bhote discusses the nation’s frustration with economic deadlock in the U.S. Congress. - July 10. The Case of John Wayne Gacy. Joe Kozenczak, Chief of Detectives and the arresting officer in the case of John Wayne Gacy, discusses the investigation and how things have changed since 1978. The Magic of Cut, Copy and Paste June 26, 1-3pm. Instructors Herb Goldstein and George Lowman discuss the usefulness of cut, copy and paste, along with other computer tips and shortcuts. $10/M, $15/NM. The European Crisis: Is the Euro on Oxygen? June 29, 10-11:30am. Journalist, author and lecturer Keki R. Bhote analyzes European efforts to save the sovereign debts of France, Ireland, Portugal and now Italy. $9/M, $11/NM. The Ancient City of Jerusalem July 2, 1-2:30pm. Learn about Jerusalem with Joe Cunniff, M. Ed, from the Damascus Gate to the Tower of David. $9/M, $11/NM. Assess the Political Landscape July 3-July 24 (Tuesdays), 1-2:30pm. Join Jim Kenney, Executive Director of Common

Word Processing for Beginners July 5-26, (Thursdays), 1-3pm. Instructors Gene Chodash, Herb Goldstein and George Lowman show how to use Microsoft Office 2007 Word to write letters, newsletters and essays. Topics include using menus and toolbars, techniques to rearrange and correct writing, printing your work, changing type fonts and more. $35/M, $45/NM.

SKYPE: Get Connected. July 10, 1-3pm. Instructors Herb Goldstein and George Lowman teach how to use Skype to make free voice and video calls online. Use the computers in the Learning Center, or bring in your own laptop with video-mic capability or webcam. $10/M, $15/NM. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg July 11, 12:30-3:30pm. Jacques Demy’s vibrant film features entirely sung dialogue and fairytale-like camera work. Catherine Deneuve stars as an innocent 17-year-old shop girl who falls in love with a gas station attendant. Finding herself pregnant after he goes off to the Algerian War, she chooses to marry an older, wealthy man. Shown with English subtitles. $10/M, $12/NM. Recovering from a Computer Crash July 11, 1-3pm. Instructors Herb Goldstein and George Lowman show what to do when your computer crashes. Tools covered include Restore, Safe Mode, Recovery Discs, viruses, Recovery Partition and more. $10/M, $15/NM. AARP Driver Safety Program July 12 and 13, 9am-1pm. Course topics include safe driving habits, avoiding driving hazards, changes in roadway conditions, safety equipment, and when to consider driver retirement. The class also covers the Illinois

Barry Bradford discusses the assassination of Abraham Lincoln June 26 at NSSC. State license exam and reviews the eyesight, hearing, and physical changes that drivers experience with age. Participants completing the class may receive auto insurance discounts. Ages 50 and up. $12/AARP Members, $14/NM.

Grove is now available monthly for help and advice with beading projects. Needles, thread and findings provided. Sessions $9/M, $11/NM.

Introduction to Painting July 16, 10:30-11:30am. Dawn Drury guides participants thru the process of creating paintings. Supplies included. $19/M, $25/NM.

The Art of Norman Rockwell July 23, 1-2:30pm. Art historian Jeff Mishur provides an understanding of Rockwell’s importance in American history. Uncover new insights into the man and his remarkable talents. $10/M, $12/NM.

Bead Stringing and Knotting Workshops July 18 and Aug. 15, 1-3pm. Instructor Carole

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Deerfield Women’s Golf League Tuesdays (thru Sept). Play on an 18-hole course with GPS carts. Enjoy lunch at the clubhouse and attend free golf clinics. Deerfield Golf Club, 1201 Sanders Road, Riverwoods; 847-945-8333; Beth Judea Membership Registration Congregation Beth Judea is accepting registration for 2012-2013/5772-5773 synagogue membership, Sunday and Hebrew School, “Jewish University” classes (grades 8-12) and various youth groups. IL Route 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove; 847-634-0777; Chabad of Northbrook School Registration Registration is open for Community Hebrew School, a combined Sunday/Hebrew School program. Learn with the Aleph Champ motivational reading program. Membership not required. 2095 Landwehr Road; 847-5648770;

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Heart of Buffalo Grove Awards Thru Sept. 10. The Buffalo Grove Area Chamber of Commerce seeks nominations for the second annual Heart of Buffalo Grove Awards. Categories include Community, Senior and Youth Volunteers, Going Above and Beyond, Business Philanthropy and more. 847-541-7799; Deerfield Historic Village Tour Thru Sept. 30, 2-4pm (Sundays). See the Caspar Ott log house – the oldest standing building in Lake County – along with other historic Deerfield buildings. 517 Deerfield Road; 847-948-0680;

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Glencoe Public Library ADULTS Movie Screenings + July 2, 1pm. “Water for Elephants.” + July 16, 1 and 7pm. “Project Nim.” Woman’s Library Club, 325 Tudor Ct. Book Talks + July 11, 1pm. “The White Woman on the Green Bicycle” by Monique Roffey, with Judy Levin. + July 11, 7pm. “Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks, with Nancy Buehler. + July 12, 7:30pm. “In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin” by Erik Larson, with Judy Levin. Clark Weber’s Rock and Roll Radio July 24, 7:30pm. Featuring Clark Weber, former program director and disc jockey for WLS. The Making of “Downton Abbey” Aug. 2, 7pm. Presented by historian Barbara Geiger. CHILDREN Chat and Chew June 27, July 25, and Aug. 22, 6pm. Grades 2-3. Registration required.

Former WLS disc jockey Clark Weber presents Rock and Roll Radio at 7:30pm July 24 at the Glencoe Public Library.

Family Storytime June 30, 2pm. Garden-themed. Glencoe Community Garden.

Book Babies July 13-Aug. 3 (Fridays), 10:30am. Ages 0-23 months with parent or caregiver.

Crafting Cupcakes July 7, 2pm. Featuring Chef Gale Gand. Grades 3-5. Registration required. Exploring Food Science July 10, 4:15pm (ages 4-6), 5:30pm (ages 7-10). Join Kerri Ringel and Kim Bloomberg for topics on math/science and art. Registration required. 847-835-5056.

Pajama Storytime July 17, 7pm. All ages with parent or caregiver. Read Outside the Box July 20, 7pm. An evening book discussion. Grades 4-6. Registration required.

Winnetka-Northfield Library ADULTS Intermediate Microsoft Word 2007 June 29, 3pm. Learn advanced topics such as multi-column formatting, inserting of images, and mail merges. Registration required.

Geek Squad July 23, 7pm and July 28, 2pm. Join Geek Squad agents from Best Buy in exploring today’s hottest mobile gadgets. Bring in your own devices for Q&A. CHILDREN Noodlelympics June 27, 2:30pm. Put your skills to the test on the pool noodle Olympic course. Registration required.

Summer Storytimes July 11-Aug. 2, 10:30am (Wednesdays), and 4:30pm (Thursdays).

Pet Parade Aug. 18, 2pm. Ages 4 and up with parent or caregiver. Registration required.

Rise and Fall of State Street July 14, 3pm. Leslie Goddard traces the rise and fall of State Street as Chicago’s premier shopping destination, using photographs and artifacts to explore its history. Registration required.

Movie Screenings July 13, dusk. “Puss in Boots” Wyman Green

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Stamping Card Workshop July 15, 2pm. Northfield Branch.

Books and Cooks July 10-31, (Tuesdays), 2pm. Hear stories and make play dough, bugs and dirt. Not suitable for those with nut allergies.

A Moveable Feast July 15, 6pm. Greta Pope sings Paris Noir melodies. Enjoy appetizers reminiscent of Hemingway’s generation from Corner Cooks, Tapas Gitana and BC Caters. Registration required. $15.

Constellations and the Summer Sky July 11, 7pm. Climb into the Starlab – a portable, inflatable planetarium – and learn about the summer sky. Registration required.

Winnetka Park District IJGA Chick Evans Qualifier July 14. 18-hole course. Men’s Invitational July 27. 27-hole event. Pucks and Stix Summer Development Camp Aug. 15-19. This exciting and unique camp

is for Mite House and Mite and Squirt travel level hockey players who want to improve their individual and team skills. Skill development and scrimmages take place on the ice, while lacrosse fundamentals are taught outdoors. Winnetka Ice Arena. Winnetka Park District, 540 Hibbard Road; 847-501-2040;

Cocktails with Paula McLain July 19, 5:30pm. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers with author Paula McLain at an exclusive reception in the Arches Garden of the Winnetka Community House. Lecture in Matz Hall. $30.

Survival Games: Water Challenge July 13, 2pm. Build a model raft and put it to the test. Grades 4 and up. Winnetka-Northfield Public Library, 768 Oak St.; 1785 Orchard Lane; 847-446-7220;

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His Story, Our History – A Tribute to Veteran Earl Epsteen beige pantleg to reveal evidence of the vivid episodes. His curiosity started young. Earl explains, “As a boy growing up in Providence, Rhode Island, I was exposed to anti-Semitism. Some boys picked on me because I was Jewish.” Religious discrimination posed several questions for him, starting at age 8, when two neighborhood boys accused him by shouting, “The Jews killed Christ. You killed Christ.” The prejudice consumed his family atmosphere; every Sunday afternoon, they gathered and listened in fear to Father Coughlin on the radio, who broadcasted antiSemitic sermons to millions across America. Earl, an avid reader at age 10, somehow got his hands on Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,” which hardened his psyche, and ultimately fueled his desire to fight for his country. Yet, despite the truth of war and the common assumption of a post-traumatic life, Earl is proud. “The world has never seen a country as great as this. I want to shout it. So many people from so many different backgrounds come together to make this country work. I have friends across all borders. My best friend is an Irish-Catholic.” As perhaps the youngest commissioned Navy officer in WWII who successfully carried 5,000 of General Patton’s troops over the Rhine, and as a survivor of a torpedostruck ship, the conclusion of the war in Europe provided Earl a temporary 30-day leave until his expected return mission to the Pacific Theatre. He anticipated his role in the Japanese invasion would result in his death, so Earl used his leave to marry his wife Marian, with whom he celebrated his 67th anniversary on June 4. Timely enough, the atomic bomb dropped during this period, so Earl’s reporting officer gave him the opportunity to choose where in the country he would like to

ANNIVERSARY: 1945 And in the end, of course, a true war story is never about war. It’s about sunlight. It’s about the special way that dawn spreads out on a river when you know you must cross the river and march into the mountains and do things you are afraid to do. – Tim O’Brien, “The Things They Carry”


What distinguishes WWII veteran Earl Epsteen’s story from most is that he was never afraid. In fact, he prayed to God to partake in the European and German invasions of ’44 – anything to help destroy Hitler and his sick plan to exterminate the already minute Jewish population. With the passing of June 6 marking the 67th commemoration of the second World War’s end, Earl sits down to reflect on where he was at this moment 67 years ago. On a convoy headed for Omaha Beach, June 7, 1944, 21-year-old Ensign Epsteen was stationed on the forward part of the LST (Landing Ship Tank) in preparation to disembark 300 GIs. Upon approaching a vast junkyard of obstacles and debris, the GIs transported 60-80 pounds of equipment on their backs through water, on Earl’s cue from Captain Hatcher Williams. That day, amidst the rubble and unforgiving enemy shelling, Earl obeyed his captain’s request, safely delivering 300 men to shore. On his second mission to Gold Beach, Earl and his two gun crews witnessed an explosion to their left from another ship. Earl removed the headphones he used to communicate with the captain, giving them to his shipmate while he walked the ship’s left port for answers. Following another explosion, Earl was thrown into the air, landing painfully. They lost four gun crew men, including the man he gave his headphones to. Earl slowly lifts his

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Ensign Earl Epsteen (center, standing) poses for a photo with his fellow soldiers. be assigned; his last 10 months of war were spent at the Charleston Navy Air Base, in his home state of Rhode Island. Earl’s most pressing memory is summarized by a number. He asks, “Do you know how many men died in this war? 400,000. People talk about Vietnam, but no one mentions this at all.” Earl doesn’t refer to war as life or death, but instead an experience to remember and appreciate. As one of some 22,000 remaining WWII veterans living in the Chicago area, the Northbrook resident advises the youth who are responsible for passing on this story, “I urge young people to recognize this, with

open eyes, their great fortune and opportunity to live in this superb country – the greatest country the world has ever seen.” Earl relaxes in his chair for a moment, held silent by the weight of his words and thoughts. With Memorial Day passing and Independence Day arriving, June serves as a bridging month to reflect, question, and learn about our history. Earl doesn’t speak of loss or trauma, but rather pride and gratitude. “I am the product of my generation, I guess,” he shrugs with a smile. May that innocence resonate for a long time. Contributed by Paige Frisone

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Saturdays, June 11 - Oct. 29, 8 am-1 pm Village Court at Hazel Avenue, Glencoe

Glenview Saturdays, June 23 - Aug. 18, (every two weeks), 8 am-12 pm Wagner Farm, 1510 Wagner Road, Glenview

Northbrook Wednesdays, June 20 - Oct. 10, 7 am-1 pm Our Lady of the Brook, 3700 Dundee Road, Northbrook

Northfield Saturdays, May 26 - Oct. 20, 7:30 am-12:30 pm 6 Happ Road, Northfield

Ravinia Wednesdays 7 am-1 pm Dean Ave. between Roger Williams and St. Johns, Highland Park

Wilmette French Market Saturdays through Nov. 3rd, 8 am-1 pm Village Center 1200 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette

Mundelein Fridays, June 1 - Oct. 12, 3 pm-7 pm SW corner of Park St & Seymour Ave

Highwood Wednesdays, June 13 - Sept. 12, 4 - 9pm Everts Park, 130 Highwood Ave., Highwood

Buffalo Grove Sundays, June 17 - Oct. 7, 8 am-12:30 pm Mike Rylko Community Park, 951 McHenry

Libertyville Thursdays, June 21 - Oct. 18, 7 am-1 pm W Church St. between Milwaukee & Brainerd

1. The infant classroom at Central Lake YMCA’s Child Development Center in Vernon Hills is being equipped with 12 new cribs, replacing those in use since the facility opened in 2001. YMCA ambassador and Lake Zurich resident Angie Schroedel (pictured above at left) sought $10 donations to cover the nearly $3,000 cost of meeting new federal day care standards. As word spread, nine individuals offered to cover the cost of one crib each, including Anna Budzinski of Mount Prospect (pictured at right). The needed funds were raised in approximately two weeks.

3. The B Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs honored Winnetka housing advocates Ann Airey, Jen McQuet, Nancy Pred, Katie Seigenthaler and Surrosh Shakir on May 30 with the Rayna and Marvin Miller Housing Justice Award as part of Interfaith’s 40th Anniversary Celebration. The award recognizes individuals for bringing about diverse, inclusive, and integrated housing. Deerfield residents Eve and Sherman Beverly and Butler Sharpe were also honored for their assistance in preserving housing for single mother Kiana Kelly, her daughter and infant son.

2. Anshe Tikvah Spiritual Leader Rob Jury was ordained as a Rabbi this May at the Hebrew Seminary For the Deaf in Skokie. Jury was formerly a Cantorial Soloist at the synagogue, which holds services and classes at Hawthorne School in Wheeling.

4. Kenilworth resident Robert R. Yohanan, founder, managing director and chief executive officer of First Evanston Bancorp Inc./First Bank and Trust, was recently named DePaul University’s Financial Executive of the Year.

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Visit Washington, D.C. and Uncover These Little-Known Gems It’s easy to operate on overload when visiting Washington D.C., unless you have some insider information. If you have never been to the nation’s capital, of course you should stop at the imposing U.S. Capitol, schedule a White House tour through your congressional district, visit the National Air and Space Museum and stop for a Jodie Jacobs family photo shoot at the Lincoln Memorial. However, even if you do the Mall from the U.S. Capitol at the east end to the Lincoln Memorial on the west with the White House in between, you will have merely skimmed the top layer of D.C.’s treasure chest. If you are the type of traveler who enjoys checking out places the locals like and visiting some lesser-known tourist spots, here are three gems you should check out: The Newseum If you have seen a news show with the U.S. Capitol building in the background or of talking heads before a small audience, you would have seen one of the many shows broadcast from a Newseum studio on the third level. The place to start touring this museum’s 250,000 square feet, though, is below ground on the Concourse Level where you see “G-Men and Journalists,” “Sports Photography” and a large piece of the Berlin Wall. Then, take the glass elevator in the center

up to the sixth level for photo-album views out on the terrace and to browse the timely “Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press” exhibit that runs through Jan. 27. Work your way down to the first level, where you will see historical reports – some dating before the country’s founding – and interactive stations stopping you on each level longer than you expect. Plan to spend half a day here. Tip: Be sure to try out the “HP New Media Gallery: A 3D Social Network,” the museum’s newest permanent exhibit. 555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.; The National Gallery of Art’s Garden Café Some visitors automatically stop by the National Gallery’s East and West Buildings for new exhibits. However, Beltway residents know that the Garden Café in the West Building has become one of the hottest lunch spots in town. Since chefs came over from Provence, France to do a menu for the National Gallery that would complement the spring 2006 exhibit “Cézanne in Provence,” the Garden Café has been offering the foods and flavors of the countries that go with major exhibitions. Currently, the restaurant has Catalonian dishes designed by D.C. Chef José Andrés and the Gallery’s Chef David Rogers to go with Joan Miro’s regional Spanish roots. “Joan Miro: The Ladder of Escape,” in the East Building now through Aug. 12, tunes viewers into the artist’s background, stages and emotions through nearly 120 paintings, drawings and prints. Tip: Call 202-712-7454 to ask about best time the day you are going and if a

Bouncing Baby Dolphin is a Boy Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium revealed on June 12 that its latest addition, a Pacific white-sided dolphin calf, is a male. Born on Memorial Day, the newborn continues to surpass critical milestones in his development, including gaining weight and demonstrating independence from his mother. Hands-on care has not been necessary as the calf is thriving under the attentive care of mother Piquet (pee-KEHT). The 24-hour care team was able to confirm his gender by observing him during nursing. During the calf’s first few days, he spent every swimming moment glued to Piquet’s side. As mother becomes more comfortable and he grows more curious, however, the pair has spent a few moments apart throughout the day. “Piquet and her calf are building a strong bond, so Shedd trainers have been able to give mom a well-deserved break by reintroducing her training sessions,” said Ken Ramirez, executive vice president of animal care and training. “Our daily sessions give her calf a chance to practice his diving and

buoyancy, and build his muscles. We are extremely proud of Piquet’s mothering skills and the calf’s progression, but we remain cautiously optimistic during these critical first weeks of development.” Another milestone was hit as the calf began to take in more milk, reducing nursing time to less than 10 minutes. “His belly is beginning to round, expanding fetal folds – the small indentations in the calf’s sides indicating how he was curled in his mother’s womb,” explains Ramirez. “Through our round-theclock monitoring, Shedd’s animal health team estimates that he’s weighing in around 30 pounds, which is about five pounds more than he weighed at birth.” Piquet and the male calf will remain off exhibit in Secluded Bay for a while longer, as Shedd animal care experts continue to monitor and care for both dolphins. The rest of the Abbott Oceanarium is open and accessible to visitors. For updates, visit, or follow the calf’s progress on Shedd’s Facebook page and Twitter account.


FDR and dog Fala are among the beautifully executed sculptures in the FDR Memorial. reservation is available. 6th and Constitution Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C.; Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Instead of one statue, the FDR Memorial is a stunning walk among waterfalls, sculptures and plantings that lead visitors through quotes and significant events of the former President’s four terms. Fortunately, you no longer have to worry about using up film even though another photo shot lies around every corner of the memorial. Tip: Go over to the Tidal Basin’s walkway for a shortcut to the Martin Luther King

Memorial and for postcard shots of the Jefferson and Washington Memorials. Southwest shore of the Tidal Basin, West Potomac Park, on Ohio Drive, S.W. near Independence Avenue and West Basin Drive; Jodie Jacobs is a veteran journalist who loves traveling. A long-time contributor to the Chicago Tribune and former North Shore Magazine, she blogs at travelsmartwithjodie. com and can be reached at Email questions and comments to

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School Happenings French School Students Perform Annual Spring Show On April 28, the French School held its ninth annual Spring Show at the Winnetka Community House. Students ages 3-12 performed upbeat dances, songs and a showstopping rendition of the French Cancan. The first and second grade students performed a play entitled “La Harpe Magique,” and if one didn’t know any better one would think that these children were native French speakers. Maria Kurt explains, “We are so excited to see our rich French curriculum come to life through so much wonderful singing and dancing.” The show closed with a graduation ceremony, where kindergarten students were presented with berets and medals in acknowledgement of their completion of the French School’s three-year immersion program. For brochures and application forms, call 847-501-5800 or visit online at Maple School Donates More Than 5,000 Books to Book Worm Angels Maple School’s PTO in Northbrook collected over 5,000 books during the mid-May Spring Book Fair for Book Worm Angels, a nonprofit organization which encourages schools to have book drives. All books are distributed to public schools where poverty levels are high and many of the students read below grade level. The books help establish classroom lending libraries, and give the kids the opportunity to read books at home and in the classroom. U.S. Air Force Veteran Peter Stockslager Honored at Maple School Ceremony On May 25, in honor of Memorial Day, Northbrook’s Maple School held a Flag Retirement Ceremony with a special guest, retired U.S. Air Force and Vietnam War veteran Peter Stockslager. The Northbrook resident, who flew F-4 Phantom Planes during the Vietnam War, is currently an active member of the American Legion and works with the Veteran Affairs League. As he looked around the gymnasium and viewed posters depicting all the major conflicts and number of casualties in United States history, he stated that of the 58,169 soldiers who perished during the Vietnam War, 14 were Northbrook residents. Stockslager reminded everyone to remember those who fought and died for their country, and to always respect each other. Maple’s Color Guard was in charge of organizing the ceremony festivities, which included music performed by Maple’s orchestra and band, patriotic prose, and the retirement of a flag. Color Guard members included Lindsay Malkin, Francine Yoon, Joey Sewall and Paul Graham. Stockslager is donating the retired flag to the American Legion, where it will be disposed of in a respectful manner.

District 30 to Destroy Temporary Records on June 29 School District 30 will destroy temporary records for the class of 2007 graduates on June 29. Students who have graduated, transferred or withdrawn from Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 and would like to take possession of their temporary records may do so by contacting the Director of Student Services, Pepi M. Silverman, prior to June 29. In accordance with the Illinois Student Records Act, Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 will retain transcript and health records. Students interested in obtaining their temporary records should contact the director of student services by phone at 847-498-4190, or email at Marie Murphy Sixth Graders Walk to Support Heifer International Wilmette’s Marie Murphy sixth graders held a Walk-a-Thon in May to support Heifer International, under the direction of teacher Mrs. Dana Allen. After reading “If the World Were a Village” while studying percentages in math class, students were surprised to learn how many people in the world are hungry and became motivated to help. During the Walk-a-Thon, students walked around the school track for two class periods, with several walking more than six miles. Altogether, students raised over $3000, which will be used by Heifer to purchase chickens, goats, and other farm animals for people in need throughout the world. Enthusiastic Saint Mary School Walkers Raise Funds Saint Mary School in Buffalo Grove, rated a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education, held its annual fundraising Walk-a-Thon on May 11. Kindergartners through eighth graders walked from Saint Mary School to Willow Stream Park in Buffalo Grove. Children walked the loops within the park and then participated in fun outdoor activities. More than 80 school parent volunteers helped along the way. The money raised will be used to help fund the many great programs and resources provided by The Saint Mary Family and School Organization. Donations are still being accepted. For more information, email Maple School Open House and Assembly Maple Summer School holds an open house and July 4 assembly on the same day this year. The open house takes place from 8:3011:30am and the assembly is held in the east gym from 11:30am-12:30pm July 3. For more info, email summerschool@ or call 847-400-8900.

Saint Mary School students and parents held a Walk-a-Thon fundraiser on May 11.

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June 26, 2012 2nd Street Bistro and Enoteca Enjoy Highland Park’s first BYOB restaurants (no corking fee). The Bistro serves up contemporary American cuisine, while Enoteca specializes in Italian – all with guaranteed fresh and sustainable ingredients from local harvests. 1825 Second St., Highland Park; 847-433-3400; 847-432-6550;; 545 North Bar and Grill 545 North blends the ambiance of chic urban bistros with the cozy yet trendy backdrop of Libertyville. 545 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville; 847-247-8700; Alex’s Washington Gardens The Scornavacco family has been serving the same thin crust pizza since 1944. Enjoy simple Italian fare and relax in their outdoor patio. 256 Green Bay Road, Highwood; 847432-0309; Bertucci’s Steak and Seafood This Italian-American steakhouse features homemade tortellacci, steak, seafood, and a variety of fine wines and martinis. 246 Green Bay Road, Highwood; 847-432-6663; Café Pyrenees This family-owned and operated French restaurant features a bar, tasting room, and its own wine shop. 1762 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville; 847-362-2233; City Park Grill CPG offers contemporary American comfort food. Great for a quick bite before Ravinia. Also offers a gluten-free menu and lunch and dinner delivery. 1783 Saint Johns Ave., Highland Park; (847) 432-9111; Demetri’s Greek Restaurant Authentic Greek food served in a casual family restaurant, with a vibrant parrot, opaque pillars and stunning outdoor dining that replicates the ambiance of a meal in Greece. Also available for delivery and carryout. 660 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield; 847-940-0777; Depot Nuevo Depot Nuevo brings Latin American-inspired flair and has a full bar area that was named one of the Top 25 Tequila Bars in America. Also offers online ordering and carryout. 1139 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette; 847-251-3111; Flight Flight’s menu, extensive wine selection, and private party room that accommodates up to 40 guests makes this a great venue for hosting events. 1820 Tower Drive, Glenview; 847-729-9463; CONTINUED ON PAGE 13

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DINING, PAGE 12 Frank and Betsie’s Their combination of light French and California cuisines are made from scratch using fresh, locally grown ingredients. Menus change daily and seasonally. 51 Green Bay Road, Glencoe; 847-446-0404; Froggy’s French Restaurant Founded in the summer of 1980, this neighborhood bistro has maintained an atmosphere devoid of pretension while providing quality food and value. 306 Green Bay Road, Highwood; 847-433-7080; Glenview House Restaurant and Bar This restaurant offers an extensive beer selection, whisky tasting lounge, and a full, seasonal menu providing American


comfort food with French, Italian, and Asian influences. Glenview House is also one of only five Chicagoland locations to feature the Macallan Ice Ball. 1843 Glenview Road, Glenview; 847-724-0692; Grandpa’s Place This warm and friendly restaurant boasts old-fashioned decor and a menu of pub-style favorites. 1868 Prairie St., Glenview; 847-724-1390; The Grille on Laurel Boasting homey accommodations from fireplaces to courtyard dining, The Grille offers Continental steakhouse eats and an extensive wine and cocktail list for North suburbanites. 181 East Laurel Ave., Lake Forest; 847-234-9660; CONTINUED ON PAGE 14




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and pastas. 4999 Old Orchard Center; Skokie; 847-763-9811;

Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills; 847-918-7828;

Gusto Italiano Ristorante Gusto has provided the north shore with excellent Mediterranean cuisine and outstanding service since 1985, with outdoor seating set around a beautiful stone fountain. 1470 Waukegan Road, Glenview; 847-729-5444;

Mickey Finn’s Brewery Mickey Finn’s has served up handcrafted beer since 1994, and great burgers and wings for even longer. 412 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville; 847-362-6688;

Periyali Greek Taverna Periyali’s couples outdoor dining with endless flower displays to accompany an authentic and delicious Greek cuisine. 9860 Milwaukee Ave., Des Plaines; 847-296-2232;

Jasper’s Café Open for breakfast and lunch, Jasper’s Café boasts a fine array of waffles, pancakes and omelettes, as well as salads, sandwiches and real fruit smoothies. 1913 Waukegan Road, Glenview; 847-486-1988;

Mykonos Enjoy authentic Greek appetizers, salads, lunch, full dinners, and daily specials on the beautiful outdoor terrace, which is filled with blooming flowers and lush green foliage. 8660 Golf Road, Niles; 847-296-6777;

Philly G’s Philly G’s offers a wide selection of pastas, carne, and pollo vitello, as well as an extensive wine list. 1252 E. U.S. Highway 45, Vernon Hills; 847-634-1811;

Lovell’s of Lake Forest Named after Captain James Lovell, commander of the famed Apollo 13 mission in 1970, his son Jay is the chef and owner of this restaurant. Boasting aged steaks, seafood and pasta, also enjoy a “Captain’s Quarters” full service bar with drinks inspired by Lovell’s missions. 915 S. Waukegan Road; 847-234-8013;

Nirvana This wine and grillerie has no deep fryer, so every item on its world-inspired menu is grilled, roasted, or pan-seared. 701 N.


San Gabriel Mexican Café This upscale restaurant has a menu that includes authentic, old-style Mexican cuisine. 2535 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn; 847-940-0200; Saranello’s Enjoy fine Italian dining in homemade pizzas and pastas, as well as prime steaks and fresh fish dishes. This casual restaurant also offers a gluten-free menu and catering. Westin Hotel, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling; 847-777-6878; Tapas Barcelona The intimate spot has offered the finest Spanish cuisine since 1995, and has been named one of Chicago’s best date restaurants. 1615 Chicago Ave., Evanston; 847-866-9900;

Ristorante Bottaio This restaurant boasts an authentic wood burning Italian oven and an extensive wine list. 946 N. Milwaukee Ave. (north of Route 176), Libertyville; 847-573-1800;

Tapas Gitana A little piece of Barcelona, Tapas Gitana presents a wide range of creative Spanish cuisine and a selection of imported wine. 310 Happ Road, Northfield; 847-784-9300;

Marcello’s Father and Son Restaurant Serving you great casual dining since 1947. Famous for their thin crust pizza, chicken and ribs, pasta and fresh salads, Marcello’s also offers a new gluten free menu. 1911 Cherry Lane, Northbrook; 847-498-1500;

Tom and Eddie’s Gather the family at Tom and Eddie’s for a wide variety of fresh burgers, sandwiches, milkshakes and more – made with quality, local ingredients. Free Wi-Fi is available. 740 Waukegan Road, Deerfield; 847-948-5117;

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M Restaurant Serves Up Southern Hospitality Summer has finally arrived on the North Shore, the perfect weather for dining al fresco. If you’re searching for a fun and exciting place without traveling too far, M Restaurant in Highland Park is sure to fit your needs. Owner Missy Crovetti, who is originally from Kentucky, grew up in the restaurant business, having worked at her mother’s restaurant and in catering prior to opening the eatery. She brought her southern-style cooking to Highland Park after searching for an ideal place to raise her two children and to return to her husband’s roots. Once her son started school, Crovetti began entertaining friends and family members. “(The restaurant) is like an open extension of my front porch,” Crovetti said with a charming southern drawl. “I want you to come in and feel at home.” Head Chef Brian Kane started at M over a month ago, but has been in the restaurant business for 11 years. Kane received a degree at the famed Le Cordon Bleu in Las Vegas and served as the head chef at Fuel restaurant in Wilmette. Described as “classic American with a southern influence,” while the restaurant’s menu is small, Kane’s take on food is seasonally driven so customers can get a different experience every time. For the summer, the restaurant boasts an in-house garden, and Kane visits local farmers’ markets for fresh produce. Go up the ramp to M’s front door, and it feels like you are just coming in from the front patio. The outside has a fire pit and couches that open year-round, great for meeting a group or for appetizers.

Walk inside and you’ll see that although the space is small, the interior is stunning. Crovetti hangs artwork for sale by Southeastern Kentucky resident Jeffrey Chapman-Crane, and the bar area is lined with a shimmery blue mosaic walls, white chairs and a flat-screen TV. The restaurant can seat about 38 guests inside, and also hosts a sizeable yet relaxed outdoor area covered by a gazebo, perfect for private parties and dining al fresco. We began our journey with the Prince Edward Island Mussels, garnished with Chablis, lemongrass, carrot, ginger, basil and cilantro, and served with grilled pretzel bread. The mussels were juicy and savory, mixed with a broth of white wine, garlic and shallots. The grilled pretzel bread was a good counterpart to the appetizer. It wouldn’t be a southern restaurant without typical southern staples, so we next sampled the cornmeal-crusted Fried Green Tomatoes, which were served with a smoked tomato cream sauce. The tomatoes were juicy and fresh, and the sauce was succulent and creamy. As a North Shore native, I had never tried Shrimp and Grits. But the exhilarating mixture of beer-battered jumbo shrimp and cheesy white-cheddar grits made me scrape the bowl empty. The shrimp were chewy to perfection and the grits melted in my mouth. It’s easy to see why this dish and the mussels are the most popular items on the menu. From time to time, Crovetti and Kane test out new dishes to switch up the menu. The Pepper-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with potato pave and asparagus was served as a special, and could definitely become another

The Prince Edward Island Mussels are mixed with a broth of wine, garlic and shallots. fan favorite. The steak was well-seasoned and moist to the bite. It had a honey glaze and was served with pearl onions, which settled for a nice balance of spicy and sweet. Like the dinner menu, the dessert menu is always in rotation. We sampled the Root Beer and Chocolate Cake, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It tasted like a root beer float, adding the right amount of sweetness. In addition to the food, the restaurant also boasts a solid wine list, beers on tap and plenty of bourbon. The Man O’ War Sauvignon Blanc hails all the way from New Zealand, and is the perfect wine for appetizers – light, fruity and not too overpowering. If you like chardonnay, the Frank Family Vineyard bottle from Napa Valley is wine done right. For those who want a dinner wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon, also from Napa

Valley, is sure to fit the bill. Its rich, smoky flavor fared well with the tenderloin. The restaurant also makes wine pairings with each item on the menu, and offers wine flights on Wednesdays and half-priced bottled wines Thursdays. The two dishes Crovetti enjoys most on the menu are the shrimp and grits and the tenderloin special. “We have a genuine love for what we do, and we want our customers to have an enjoyable experience,” she said. Appetizers: $8-$11. Soups and Salads: $7-$11. Entrees: $13-$25. M Restaurant, 675 Central Ave., Highland Park; 847-748-8954; Contributed by Hannah Gettleman

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My (Almost) Nicest, Kindest Moment My second-to-best friend and greatest rival in high school was a guy named Ray DeMatteis. Ray was a political rival, but not a rival where girls were concerned as he didn’t date much. Why? Because Ray was – how shall I put this without being callous and insensitive? I can’t, so the heck with it – Ray was large. How large? He was as large as a barge. Of course Jim Ardito not – he was as large as a garage. That’s silly, though he did get aid from the government as a state. Okay, the truth is that Ray weighed around 300 pounds, 21.4 stone as the British say or 25 boulders as callous, insensitive people like me say. I felt close to Ray and a bit sorry for him, though to that he would have said, “Spare me the pity party, Jim, you Munchkin! Someday, I’ll eat you up for breakfast.” And I would have responded, “That’s what I’m afraid of.” That’s an exaggeration of the tension between us. Ray was never angry or out to get me. He liked me and was a great pal, while I on the other hand became his arch-nemesis, his Draco Malfoy, his darkly malevolent, spirit-crushing Lord Voldemort – and that was on a good day. How and why should he have hated me? Let me count the ways (please forgive a bit of repetition from a previous column on some of my election successes way back when. They’re oldie and moldy news items, though it’s nonetheless true that…

slide. Okay, that’s it, I am sorry to be such a fat head! You’ll be relieved to know I did get a chance to make up for all those defeats Ray suffered at my hands. It happened just before high school ended. We had an election for “Best Member of the Music Club.” It was a big deal to us, especially since there was an official presentation to the Best Member winner on Class Night. The award was presented by the President of the Music Club, which happened to be me. As President, I worked closely with Mr. D (short for Delorenzo), who was head of the high school music department and quite a character. Mr. D was coolness personified. He was, after all, a musician. He was also in my corner much more than he was Ray’s – because only one person could fit in Ray’s corner – and I know this because after the votes for Best Member had been cast, Mr. D called me into his office. “You and Ray are tied exactly.” Mr. D said. “Whoa,” I said, “do we share the award?” “Well, maybe, maybe not – it depends on the one person who hasn’t voted yet.” “Who’s that?” “You!” he answered, winking knowingly. Wow, this election was mine for the taking – again! I took the ballot, thought about it for five seconds, then wrote the name “Ray DeMatteis” on the ballot and put it in the box. Talk about your magnanimous gestures, talk about being nice, talk about what was even nicer – getting to hand a totally thrilled Ray the award. He came running up on stage and we hugged each other something fierce. That’s the happy ending, right? Nope. Ten years later, when I was a copywriter in Chicago, I got a phone call one afternoon from Ray. He said he was in town, down in the lobby of the building and wanted to see me. Ray didn’t have time to stay, but insisted I come down to meet him. The second I saw him, I knew why – fat Ray had become skinny Ray. He had lost at least 100 pounds, looked phenomenal and wanted to show me he had beaten over-eatin’ at last. It only took him 28 years, but it was well worth the weight. Super d Duper Datenut Bars

• I crushed him for Freshman Class President, though he did come in a distant second. • I beat him for Sophomore Class President – and he thought he “had such a good chance.” • He came in second again when we both ran for Junior Class President and he lost to me by a large margarine, I mean, margin. • President of Student Council? He never had a hefty chance. • Ray did win the election for Senior Class President (ahem) because they wouldn’t let me run. Since I was already Student Council President, holding multiple offices would set a bad precedent. • On another unpleasant note, I beat Ray for President of the Music Club. Ray played a musical instrument – the tuba, tub-a-fried chicken (I’m so sorry, that was unconscionable). Then there was beautiful, sexy Karen Rega, whom we both adored from afar. That kind of changed the day of the Junior Class picnic at an amusement park when Karen and I somehow ended up in her car together, kissing like crazy folks. The windows were getting fogged up and they were OPEN. Suddenly, somebody was knocking on the window, and when I cleared the glass I saw Ray. He saw us and reacted in the following manner – pounding on the side of the car screaming, “Oh, God, why am I so fat?” Like I say, Ray had every reason to hate me, but he was big about it (oops), I mean he was a large kind of guy to put that aside (aw gee), I mean he was one whale of a person to let it

Here are just desserts for Ray and everybody else who wants to dazzle guests with deliciousness, calories be danged. This recipe comes courtesy of my dear aunt Ella Alogna from Connecticut, who was even sweeter than these bars. Mix together and set aside: 1¼ cups walnuts ½ cup flour ½ tbsp baking powder 1 cup sugar (maybe cut that in half or you’ll be twice the person you are now) 1½ cups dates Add together: 2 beaten eggs (semi-defeated is fine) ¼ cup butter (melted and cooled) 1 tsp vanilla Combine two mixtures in a greased 9” by 9” pan, bake at 350 degrees for one hour and devour. Jim Ardito has been a professional writer for more than 25 years, with experience at ad agencies in Chicago and on his own as President of Ardito Creative Enterprises (ACE), a full-service creative resource for traditional and local businesses and organizations. From websites and email blasts to employee communications and far beyond, ACE serves up heavenly creative that sells like heck! Email or visit Email questions and comments to

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More Adults Heading Back to School to Improve Career Prospects What do you do if the economy has stalled your career prospects or left you looking for a new job? Many adults are choosing to go back to school. Thousands of laid-off workers or those who are stuck in careers that may not have been their first choice find that the path to new opportunities runs through a classroom. Spurred by the $787 billion economic stimulus bill that President Obama signed back in February 2009, which included almost $2 billion for adult employment services like training, many adults have traded in their time cards for textbooks. Or they’re spending evenings and weekends taking courses after-hours. Community colleges and some vocational schools are finding the recession has been good for enrollment. To attract adult students, they’re offering programs that are tailored to individuals seeking new skill sets. Some school marketing teams have sent recruiters into factories and other industrial places to speak to workers at the source. Other schools are expanding or just developing online degree options, which enable adults to take classes on their own time. Online schooling is an attractive alternative because of flexible schedules and no commute times. According to Back to College, an online resource for those interested in going back to school, recent statistics indicate more than 90 percent of traditional institutions provide or plan to provide some kind of program through distance learning. Thousands of students now log on to distance-learning portals instead of sitting in a traditional classroom. Those interested in going back to school will have some choices to consider and steps to take. Decide on what you want to study. Some adults are going back to school to further

develop their skills in a particular career field. Others are returning to learn entirely new things in preparation for a new job. Have your major clearly defined so you can immediately get started with schooling. Choose the college or university. There are schools all over the country and the world. Community colleges are less expensive than private schools, and some offer comparable educations. When going back to school, the prestige of the learning institution may not be as important the second time around. Many adults look for schools with online courses so they can continue to work. These will be factors in deciding where to go. Apply for financial aid. Adults returning to school are just as entitled to apply for financial aid as new students right out of high school. Federal funding and grants, as well as private scholarships, may be available to help pay for education – especially for those who are experiencing financial hardship at the time. Start out slowly. Do not take too many classes at once if you already have a busy schedule. You want to ensure you’ll have time to study and do your homework. Once you can gauge how much time the average class requires of you, you can increase the number of courses accordingly. Be patient. Although many adults are returning to school, it is possible that you will be outnumbered in the classroom by younger students. Some adults feel awkward in these situations, while others embrace the opportunity for new experiences and chances to impart their own knowledge to younger classmates. It may take time to find your groove once more. There are several reasons adults are returning to school. The process has become easier now that the economy has made furthering your education almost a necessity.

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Summer Sings with Corky Siegel and the Chamber Blues Giselle June 27, 7:30pm. In celebration of the Paris Opéra Ballet’s weeklong engagement at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents the nation’s first-ever free, outdoor simulcast of a live ballet performance by a major international company. As the company performs “Giselle” from the stage of the Harris Theater, it will be simulcast into downtown Chicago’s Millennium Park. The event is broadcast on an 18’ by 32’ LED screen, located on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage. 312-742-1168; HERO June 27-Aug. 19. The endearing musical follows Hero Batowski, a talented young artist living anything but a superhero life. After a life-changing event during senior year in high school, Hero finds himself living with father Al, owner of the family comic book shop. After running into an old girlfriend and receiving encouragement from friends and family, Hero finally has the chance to realize his own dream. $40-$48 (Senior/student discounts and dinner packages available). Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire; 847-634-0200; marriotttheatre. com. 10 Ways to Kill Your Husband June 28-July 15. The original comedy from Metropolis Resident Playwright Scott Woldman returns. The honeymoon seems to be over for Cheryl and Steve, who are both spouses and coworkers. Things take an extreme turn, as Cheryl and hired killer Elaine attempt to do away with Steve in the workplace. Thinking the attempts are aimed at them, the rest of the staff joins in the

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Corky Siegel and the Chamber Blues return to play Long Grove at 4pm July 22. world is quickly turned upside down when he hires Franco to work in his shop. $25. Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights; 847-5772121; Corky Siegel and the Chamber Blues July 22, 4pm. Gritty Chicago blues, folk and classical chamber music might not seem like a match made in heaven – until you hear composer and harmonica virtuoso Corky Siegel bring them together. The performers return as part of the Long Grove Arts and Music Council’s 2012 Summer Concert Series. Sunset Foods gazebo in Long Grove’s Historic District; 847-722-8989;

Freud’s Last Session Thru Sept. 2. The production begins with legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud inviting rising academic star C. S. Lewis to his home in London. Expecting to be called out for satirizing Freud in a recent book, Lewis realizes Freud has a much more significant agenda. On the day England enters World War II, Freud and Lewis clash on the existence of God, love, sex, and the meaning of life – only two weeks before Freud chooses to take his own. Suggested for ages 13 and up. $45-$59. $22/ students with valid ID. Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport, Chicago; 773-325-1700;

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Doing business over dinner is as old as business itself. When done correctly, a business dinner can lay the foundation for a lasting and fruitful partnership between company and client. If the business dinner somehow goes awry, those clients may never come back. Such a reality means those trusted to host business dinners are under a lot of pressure. However, hosts can take several steps to ensure their business dinner is likely to be remembered for all the right reasons and not the wrong ones. Invite early When hosting a business dinner, it’s best to give prospective or existing clients at least one week’s notice. Anything less than a week will seem too last minute and might give clients the impression – whether true or false – that a host and his company are disorganized and sloppy. When taking a client to breakfast or lunch, the invitation can be extended with less than a week’s notice, but no less than a few days in advance. Make it work for you When extending a dinner invitation to a client, hosts must be certain the night works for them. Canceling or postponing a dinner makes clients feel like they aren’t a priority while also giving them the impression their hosts are disorganized. Before extending the invitation, be certain there are no scheduling conflicts the night of the dinner. Make a reservation Nothing is worse than taking a client to dinner and having to wait to get a table. Once the invitation is extended, make a reservation. Even if the client cannot make it, it’s possible to cancel. When choosing a restaurant, look for one with an established reputation – preferably one you have patronized in the past. Avoid restaurants with loud music or considered trendy, as such locales are often louder and less conducive to conversation. Another thing to discuss when making the reservation are the seating arrangements. If the restaurant is known for its views, reserve a table with a great view and make sure the clients get the best seats at the table. Ideally, your clients should not be looking at the wall or sitting in a busy location, such as outside the kitchen or near the bar or restroom.

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Keratin Shampoo/Conditioner Included ($40 Value) 1st Time Clients, with Coupon • Exp. 7/31/12


HIGHLAND PARK • 847-831-3770

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