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Kenilworth Union Church Van Gogh Lecture May 7, 7-8:30pm. Explore the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh with Kenneth Vaux, Emeritus Professor of Theology at Garrett Seminary. 211 Kenilworth Ave.; 847-251-4272;

Books on Vernon Holiday Celebration May 9, 10:30-11:30am. Celebrate spring’s Jewish holidays with little ones ages 0-2. The event features stories, movement and more. Coffee and light refreshments served. Registration encouraged. 664 Vernon Ave., Glencoe; 847-835-0724;

Margarita European Inn Grand Reopening May 8, 5-7pm. Join Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, the City of Evanston, the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Evanston, and Chicago’s North Shore Convention and Visitors for a ribbon cutting ceremony. Registration required. 1566 Oak Ave., Evanston;

The Artists at 3150 Open Studios May 9, 3-9pm. This exhibit, art sale and open house features nine artists in six studios, showing works in painting, sculpture, mixed media and photography. Refreshments served. 3150 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park;

The Art Center – Highland Park Annual Spring Gala May 8, 7pm. “A Feast for the Eyes” features musical and visual arts performances, an exhibition of photographs by Vivian Maier, watercolors by David E. Dallison, a silent auction of exquisite custom art pieces, raffle, delicious food, drinks and more. 1957 Sheridan Road; Evanston Art Center Lecture May 8, 7pm. Composer Howard Sandroff’s “The Obsessive Image” features discussion about the relationship between his sculpture and musical compositions. 2603 Sheridan Road; 847-475-5300; Designs for Dignity Charity After-Party May 8, 9pm. “D4D After Dark” features DJ Matthew Harvat, food and open bar. $40, $50 at the door. Ignite Glass Studio, 401 N. Armour St., Chicago; 800-351-6354;

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Les Turner ALS Foundation Tag Days Drives Fundraising drives take place throughout May in communities across the Chicagoland area, including Northbrook (May 16-18), Glenview (May 23-24) and Skokie (May 9-10). 847-679-3311; North Suburban Genealogical Society Meeting May 10, 1pm. Sandra Trapp discusses 18th and 19th century English parish records. Refreshments served. Northbrook History Museum, 1776 Walters Ave.; CASA Lake County 20th Anniversary May 10, 6pm. CASA Lake County hosts its annual benefit CASABLANCA 2014, featuring cocktails, dinner, a silent and live auction and dancing. Registration required. $350. Ravinia Festival, Highland Park; 847-383-6260x217; CONTINUED ON PAGE 4








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Citadel Theatre Brings Cabaret Vividly to Life Tuesdays with Morrie Thru May 11. Based on the book by Mitch Albom. $15-$25. Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave.; 847-677-7761; Jack Lemmon Returns May 12. Actor and musician Chris Lemmon tells the story in the voice of his famous father. $55. The Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St., Chicago; Camerata Chicago Chamber Orchestra May 17, 7:30pm. Enjoy 18th century classics, including works by Mozart, Bach and Haydn. $10-$60. Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Techny Towers, 2001 Waukegan Road, Northbrook; Highland Park Strings May 18, 3pm. This free spring concert features Rachmaninov and Dvořåk, with a special guest appearance by pianist Mikhail Yanovitsky. Highland Park High School, 433 Vine Ave.; North Shore Chamber Arts Ensemble May 18, 4pm. Featuring the music of Edward Elgar, Alexander Borodin and Anton Dvorak. $10-$35. North Shore United Methodist Church, 213 Hazel Ave., Glencoe; 847-8351227; Oklahoma! May 18, 22 and 29, June 1. See the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. $6-$16. Mayer Kaplan JCC, 5050 Church St., Skokie; Cabaret Thru May 25. The legendary Tony Award-winning musical comes vividly to

life on Citadel Theatre’s intimate stage. Recommended for mature audiences. $35$37.50. 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest; 847-735-8554; CATS Thru May 25. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s blockbuster hit, based on the poems of T.S. Eliot. $40-$48. The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire; 847-634-0200; North Shore Chamber Music Festival June 4, 6 and 7. Led by renowned violinist Vadim Gluzman and pianist Angela Yoffe. $10-$40. Village Presbyterian Church, 1300 Shermer Road, Northbrook; 847-370-3984; Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers Thru June 8. Head back to summer 1942 – WWII is on, and Eddie has no choice but to leave his sons with their grandmother while he struggles to pay off his debts. $15$75. Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; 847-673-6300; Sylvia Thru June 15. This romantic comedy features New York empty nesters Greg and Kate, at odds over Labradoodle Sylvia – found as a stray in Central Park. Oil Lamp Theater is a BYOB establishment. $30. 1723 Glenview Road, Glenview; 847-834-0738; Days Like Today Thru July 13. Tessa vows that she’s thru with love, but when a handsome stranger arrives, she must decide whether the idea of love is worth ďŹ ghting for. $35-$75. Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe; 847-242-6000;

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CALENDAR, PAGE 2 NAMI CCNS Spring Benefit with the Brandon Marshall Foundation May 10, 6:30pm. Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall and wife Michi share the inspiring story of their successful battle with Brandon’s diagnosis of mental illness. Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel, 933 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook; 847-716-2252; 312-988-0243;; North Shore Music Institute Charity Event May 10, 7-10pm. NSMi’s benefit for Intonation Music Workshop features a prize raffle, concert and instrument drive. Prizes include gift certificates, concert tickets, apparel, music instruments and more. Donate an instrument to get $5 off admission (no acoustic pianos). $10, $15/non-students. Lakeview Center, 800 Gillson Park Drive, Wilmette; The Warming House Youth Center Benefit May 10, 7-10pm. The event features live music, appetizers, drinks, silent auction, local teen talent and award presentations. Sheridan Shore Yacht Club in Gillson Park, 20 Harbor Drive, Wilmette; Temple Jeremiah Lecture Series May 10, 8pm. Dr. Basit Bilal Koshul presents “Scriptural Reasoning and the Search for Wisdom After the Holocaust” as part of the Stanley Golder Lecture Series. 937 Happ Road, Northfield; 847-441-5760; Embrace the Race 10K/5K May 11, 8am. The third annual race benefits the Breast and Ovarian Divisions of NorthShore University HealthSystems. Those wishing to raise funds to fight breast or ovarian cancer can join team charity groups. 445 Central Ave, Highland Park; Music Institute of Chicago Annual Gala May 12, 5:30pm. The evening is highlighted by the presentation of the Dushkin Award to conductor, composer and pianist André Previn. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, awards and musical performances. Registration required. $550. Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 East Delaware Place; 847-448-8327;

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Chicago Lighthouse Vision Rehab Center Lecture Series May 13, 4-5pm. Dr. Stuart Richer, OD, PhD, FAAO, Director, Ocular Preventive Medicine, James Lovell Federal Health Care Facility, presents “Garlic – Nature’s Answer to Modern Scourges.” Registration required. 222 Waukegan Road, Glenview; 847-510-6200; Highwood Historical Society Annual Meeting May 13, 6:30pm. Michele Micetich, President of the Carbon Hill Historical Society, presents “The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster.” Registration required by May 9. $45. Froggy’s French Café, 306 Green Bay Road, Highwood; 847-682-9039; Highland Park/Homewood Child Care Association Annual Meeting May 13, 6:45pm. Featured speakers include art therapist Leslee Goldman, musician Nancy Shaffer and occupational therapist Kathleen Lord. Highland Park Bank and Trust, 1949 St. Johns Ave.; 847-604-2956; Transform Stress into Power May 14, 10am-12pm. Bruno Cortis, M.D. shows how to manage stress and practice meditation. Registration required. Whitehall of Deerfield, 300 Waukegan Road; 847-236-7852; CONTINUED ON PAGE 5


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WH! Northbrook North Temple Beth-El Musical Family Service and Birthday Blessings May 16, 7pm. May birthday children receive blessings and gifts from the clergy. 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook; 847-205-9982;

CALENDAR, PAGE 4 Glenview New Church Community Resource Fair May 14, 7pm. Local agencies describe services, volunteer opportunities and more. 74 Park Drive; 847-724-0057; Alliance Francaise du North Shore Café Conversation May 15, 6pm. Meet for relaxed conversation in French, facilitated by one or more native or fluent-speaking AFduNS leaders. Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette; Bcureful “Wish I May” Gala and Wine Dinner May 15, 6pm. The event supports research and a cure for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Enjoy a menu created by Deer Path Inn’s Chef Khellil, paired with selections from Parducci Winery, along with live music from Rafael Mendez and The Fabulous House Rockers. Registration required. $125. Deer Path Inn, 255 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest; Lake Bluff Art Festival Applications Thru May 15. The Lake County Art League and Artists on the Bluff are accepting applications for their first combined Annual Art Festival, taking place from 10am5pm June 21 and June 22 in downtown Lake Bluff. Visit online for complete info. Title Boxing Club Fundraiser Event May 16, 5:30-8pm. “Boxing and Beer for Brains” benefits the National Brain Tumor Society. Enjoy a Power Hour class, beer tasting featuring North Shore Brewing Supply, food, live music and more. $25 minimum donation at the door. 573 Waukegan Road, Northbrook; 224-235-4941;

Congregation Beth Shalom Shabbat with a Twist May 16. Families with children up to PreK are invited to enjoy challah making, stories and songs. 3433 Walters Ave., Northbrook; 847-498-4100; Northbrook Garden Club Perennial Plant Sale May 16 and 17, 12-4pm (Fri) and 9am-4pm (Sat). The annual sale features such favorites as hosta, columbines, daisies, irises and more. Plants are displayed by shade/sun and a boutique of coveted cultivars is offered. Experienced gardeners are also on hand to answer questions. Village Green Center, 1810 Walters Ave.; American Cancer Society Walk & Roll May 17, 8am. The fundraiser features a noncompetitive five-mile walk, 10-mile skate or 15-mile bike ride, followed by entertainment and a picnic. Register individually or as a team. $15, free for children under 17. Independence Grove, Libertyville; Ravinia Garden Club Annual Garden Fair May 17, 8:30am-12pm. See a wide selection of quality perennials, acclimated to our climate and proven to do well. Jens Jensen Park, Ravinia; 847-234-2539. Lambs Farm Train Day May 17, 10am-3pm. Features a Thomas the Tank Engine train and famous circus-themed trains, along with train/circus related gifts, crafts and activities. $2-$4 (various fees). Magnolia Café & Bakery and Visitors Center, 847-362-4636;

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Great Strides May 18, 8:30am. Great Strides is the CFF’s largest national fundraiser. The fun, familyoriented event features a healthy 5K walk, children’s activities, food and festivities. Form walk teams at work, thru clubs and organizations, or with friends and family. Gillson Park, Wilmette; Congregation B’nai Torah Rummage Sale May 18, 10am-4pm. Choose from a wide selection of preschool games, books, puzzles, indoor/outdoor toys, furniture, household items, office supplies and more. 2789 Oak St., Highland Park; 847-433-7100; Ethical Humanist Society Membership Recognition/Sunday School Graduation May 18, 10:30am. Salute staff and volunteers, and see Sunday School graduates’ social service projects. 7574 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie; BJBE Sisterhood YES Fund Luncheon May 18, 12pm. B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim’s Sisterhood announces their 2014 YES Fund Circle of Service Honoree, Rabbi Brian Stoller. $50. 1201 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield; 847-940-7575; Wilmette Historical Society Annual Spring Housewalk May 18, 1-5pm. “Century Homes” features four grand homes more than 100 years old, each representing a different architectural style. Proceeds support the Wilmette Historical Museum. $40/M, $50/ NM, $25 high school/college students, $50/$60/$25 day of the event. 847-853-7666; Anshe Tikvah Lag B’Omer Meet and Greet BBQ May 18, 5pm. Meet Cantor Rabbi Jury and Anshe Tikvah family/staff. Call for location. 847-917-7726;

Northbrook Community Synagogue Lag B’Omer Bonfire May 18, 6pm. Features storytelling, s’mores and music by A’Capella. 2548 Jasper Court; 847-509-9204; Expanding Your Connections May 20, 7pm. Build your network and make new connections. Led by Lori Yoder, Clinical Social Worker at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Grove Cultural Campus, 40 E. Old Mill Road, Suite 105, Lake Forest; 847-2955626; Illinois Audubon Society Lake/Cook Chapter Meeting May 20, 7pm. Wisconsin ornithologist Bill Mueller discusses the Chimney Swift’s life history, recent population declines and related conservation efforts. Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park; 847-831-0331; Glenview Lions Golf Outing Fundraiser May 21, 11am. The event benefits the visual and hearing impaired. Enjoy a round of golf with cart, lunch and dinner, as well as raffle prizes and special gifts. Bring a loved one or friend to the evening dinner for a $35 donation. $100 donation. Glenview Park Golf Course; Judaism: A Guide to Living May 23, 7:30pm. Counseling psychologist Dr. Penina Frankel focuses on the many aspects of Jewish law and practice. The program is preceded by a brief “Taste of Shabbat” service. Christ United Methodist Church, 600 Deerfield Road, Deerfield; 847-502-8120; Northfield Farmers’ Market Opening Day May 24, 7:30am. The 36th season begins, featuring newly picked fruits and vegetables, CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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Introduction to Beading May 9-23, 10am-12pm (Fri). Learn the tools, materials and methods of beading, and experiment with color and design. Create original pieces to take home. Beading kit and materials included. $35/M, $42/NM. Morton Grove Campus The Queen of Hearts Talks About Mothers May 12, 1-2pm. The Queen of Hearts – a.k.a. Jeanmarie Dwyer-Wrigley – discusses various categories of mothers throughout history. $9/M, $12/NM. A Loaf of Bread, A Slice of History May 14, 1-2:30pm. Sara Drower traces the history of bread, from the first cultivated crops of grain through ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome to present manufacturing. Samples included. $8/M, $11/NM. Morton Grove Campus Kitchen Herb Gardens May 15, 1-2pm. Learn from a horticulturist from Chicago Botanic Garden. Materials included. $19/M, $25/NM. Morton Grove Campus Kristin Chenoweth: “A Little Bit Wicked” May 15, 1-2:30pm. Barry Bradford leads this multimedia presentation about the Tony and Emmy-winning actress, singer and humanitarian. $10/M, $13/NM. Beethoven’s Eroica: From Disillusion to Immortality May 16, 10-11:30am. Discover the symphonic structures and heroic expression of this mold-breaking orchestral beauty, presented by Jim Kendros. $9/M, $12/NM. The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century May 19, 10:30am-12pm. Reviewed by Elise Ginsparg, David Laskin’s amazing historical narrative sheds light on the major happenings of this turbulent century. $9/M, $12/NM.

Sara Drower traces the history of bread on May 14 at the North Shore Senior Center. Imported from Israel: Innovations May 19, 1-3pm. Join Moshe Pomerantz for this extensive review of some of the major technology improvements to life on the planet today. $9/M, $12/NM.

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A Flame Too Bright: The Life of Margaret Fuller May 21, 1-2:30pm. Margaret Fuller, a leading writer and intellectual in antebellum America, pushed the gender boundaries of her time. Led by Joyce Haworth. $9/M, $12/NM.

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CALENDAR, PAGE 5 freshly cut flowers as well as potted plants and flowers. Purchase baked specialty goods, gourmet cheese, pastas, pesto sauce, olive oil and coffee. 6 Happ Road; 847-446-4451; Glenview History Center Hat Exhibit Sundays thru May 25, 1-4pm. Features a display of women’s hats – including bonnets, cloche, pillbox, cocktail and more from 1850-1960. Closed Mother’s Day. Donations welcome. 1121 Waukegan Road; 847-724-2235; Essence of Freedom Run 5K/10K May 26, 7:45am. Support our nation’s heroes at this Deerfield event, hosted by Essence Pilates. Run, walk, volunteer or cheer. Have fun at the after event and stay for the Memorial Day Parade. Registration required.

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NSS Beth El Film Screening May 27, 7:45pm. NSS Beth El joins East on Central, Highland Park’s Journal of Arts and Letters, for a special screening of “The Last Flight of Petr Ginz,” featuring co-director Sandy Dickson. Registration required. 1175 Sheridan Road, Highland Park; 847-4328900x234;; Re-invent Gallery Exhibition Thru May 31. See Diane Thodos’ “Forces of Life: Lyricism and Requiem,” featuring paintings and woodblock prints. 202 E. Wisconsin Ave., Lake Forest; 224-544-5961; CenterStage Lake Forest Open Auditions May 31 and June 1, 10:30am-4pm (Sat) and 1-6:30pm (Sun). Try out for the summer musical “Damn Yankees!” Visit online for forms, sides and songs. Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road; 847-234-6062;

Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day June 3. Businesses nationwide offer complimentary beauty services of their choice to cancer survivors of all ages – regardless of the type of cancer or when they were diagnosed. Local participants include Highland Park’s ALX Salon, Andrews Coiffure, B Beautiful Salon & Spa, bluemercury, Blue Orchid Salon & Spa, Cynde Cosmetics at Blue Orchid Salon & Spa, Femmes, Jen Z’s Beauty Service, Olga’s Day Spa and Taylor Reese, along with Secca Salon in Highwood.; Low Vision Focus @ Hadley June 4, 5:30pm. This new, free program from the Hadley School for the Blind and North Shore Senior Center helps older adults adjust to sight loss. A reception follows the presentation. Registration required. 161 Northfield Road, Northfield; 847-784-6050; North Shore Women’s Conference June 5, 4-7:30pm. Attend or exhibit at the seventh annual conference, hosted by the Wilmette/Kenilworth and DBR Chambers of Commerce and co-hosted by 21 other North Shore Chambers. Take part in professional networking, a business expo and the inaugural debut of Business Leadership Awards. Award nominations are accepted online thru May 7. Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Avenue West; Northbrook Symphony Orchestra Gala June 11, 6pm. Celebrate the NSO with drinks, dinner, musical entertainment, silent and live auction (emceed by Ron Bernardi) and a preview of the new season by Maestro Lawrence Rapchak. Registration required. Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling; 847-272-0755;

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Chat and Chew – “Bomb” by Steve Sheinkin May 15, 4pm. Registration required. Grades 4-8.

ADULTS Synchronized Skating Tryouts May 14, 7-8pm or 8-9pm. The Teams Elite program includes team-building activities, leadership skills, weekly practices and monthly competitions.

Mad Scientists May 18, 2pm. Explore states of matter with kitchen chemistry experiments. Registration required. Grades 3-5.

Summer Hockey Leagues The men’s summer hockey league offers a 14-game season with flexible evening scheduling, followed by a single elimination playoff tournament. The league begins with a mandatory captains’ meeting May 19 at the Northbrook Sports Center, with games beginning June 2. A non-competitive division is added this year. A women’s mixer league begins with an Evaluation Night on June 10.

Mocha and More – “Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life” May 23, 7pm. Check out Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel series. First beverage is complimentary. Registration required. Grades 7-12. Starbucks on Cherry FAMILY Messy Masterpieces Drop in for family fun. Create cool artwork to take home from our vast array of art supplies. + May 10, 2pm. + May 24, 10am.

CHILDREN/TEENS “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” May 10, 10am and 1pm. Based on the popular children’s story. Safety Town May 27, 10am-12pm and 1-3pm. This nineday program teaches the importance of safety thru songs, games and fun activities. Registration required. Ages 4-6. Leisure Center Girls’ Golf Socials The Park District offers Girls’ Golf Socials on select Friday afternoons, beginning May 30 at the Anetsberger Golf Course. The twohour sessions give the chance to play golf in a social environment, while learning basic skills, etiquette and rules. Weekly registration required (48 hours in advance). $15/day (includes green fee and snack). FAMILY Northbrook-On-Ice Tickets The Park District’s 45th annual ice production, “Skate Home Chicago,” takes place May 9-11 at the Northbrook Sports Center. $8-$12. Free Tennis Clinic May 10, 10am-12pm. Ages 4 and up can kick off the summer tennis season with this free clinic and evaluation. All levels welcome. Registration required. Northbrook Racquet Club Kids’ Fishing Derby May 17, 10am-12pm. The annual family event returns. Fishing rods, bait and prizes provided. Wood Oaks Green Park

The Park District’s 45th annual Northbrook-On-Ice production takes place May 9-11. learn the Brave Way Self-Defense System, combining easy-to-learn techniques and hands-on instruction. Registration required. $29/R, $39/NR. Pool Opens May 24. The Northbrook Sports Center Pool opens for the 2014 season during Memorial Day weekend. Preseason hours are 11am8pm on weekends and the holiday and 3-8pm Mon-Fri. The regular season begins June 7 with the opening of Meadowhill Aquatic Center. Mini-Golf Tournament May 26, 10am and 3pm. Test your skill and compete for prizes during the annual Parent/ Child Tournament at Sportsman’s Country Club. The format includes Adult/Junior Best Ball, Adult and Junior Stroke Play divisions, as well as a Hole-in-One Mystery Challenge. One lucky winner gets a chance to play with a pro. Participants receive a tee gift, and winners are announced after each wave. Registration required. $15/team. 3323 Walters Ave.; 847-291-2995;

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Northbrook Community Choir Concert May 17, 7pm. Includes works by Rolio Dilworth, John Ness Beck and Barry Tally. Reserved seats $10-$12. Northbrook Theatre Self-Defense Training May 21, 6:30-8:30pm. Teens and adults can

ADULTS iPad and iPhone: The Basics May 12, 7pm. Presented by Geoff Horwitz of the MacMentor. Participants must bring their device, Apple ID and password. Devices must be set up with iOS7. Registration required.

Four Seasons of Landscaping: Spring May 15, 1pm. Northbrook Park District Grounds Operation Manager Michael Brouillard shares tips and ideas on how to make your yard look its best this spring. Light refreshments served. Northbrook Leisure Center Little Theatre. Writing Workshop – Point of View May 17, 2pm. Led by mystery author Kathleen Anne Fleming. Illinois State Poetry Society May 18, 1pm. Bring 10-12 copies of two of your poems. New members welcome. Introduction to Dropbox May 19, 2pm. Learn to use the online virtual storage utility, making files accessible from almost anywhere. Registration and email account required. Book Discussions + May 20, 10am – “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini, led by Nancy Buehler. Village Hall Shermer Study + May 28, 7pm – “Looking for Alaska” by John Green, Books on Tap discussion group, Landmark Inn Beyond Consumer Reports May 22, 7pm. Learn to find the best prices, comparison shop, find coupons and read product reviews. Registration required. CHILDREN/TEENS Globe Trotters – Destination: Brazil May 11, 2pm. Create your own brilliant Macaw from the Brazilian rainforest to take

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Northbrook Senior Center ACTIVITIES Lunch and Learn: Canine Unit May 8, 12-2:30pm. Learn about the Northbrook Police Department’s K-9 unit. and visit with a police dog. Catered lunch provided by The Wealshire. Registration required. $6/R, $9/NR. Leisure Center AARP Driver Safety Program May 12 and 13, 9am-1pm. Sharpen driving skills and develop strategies for adjusting to age-related changes. Registration required. $15/AARP members, $20/NM. Leisure Center Canasta Tournament May 14, 11am-4pm. Enjoy an afternoon of canasta with lunch and prizes. Registration required. $25/M, $35/NM. Leisure Center Volunteer Recognition Luncheon May 16, 11:30am. Share lunch and entertainment with Senior Center volunteers. Registration required. $10. TRIPS Registration required. + May 15, 9am-5pm – Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, Ind. $29/M, $39/NM + June 6, 9:30am-4pm – Architectural Boat Tour, Navy Pier. $85/M, $95/NM 3323 Walters Ave.; 847-291-2988;

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Developing Pragmatic Social Skills in Children with ADHD Many common symptoms of ADHD affect the ability of children to function in the classroom and in their social environment. Children with ADHD typically have difficulty sitting still, paying attention and being impulsive in their behavior. In the classroom, this can result in a wide range of challenges for both the teacher and the child. Children with ADHD are less likely than their peers Dr. Michael Clatch to remain at their desks, to wait their turn in line or to remain focus on the subject being discussed. Because these issues can make it difficult for the child to learn, medication and therapy are often the standard of treatment proposed following diagnosis. While these efforts commonly show improved behavior, there are other, untreated deficits caused by ADHD which can make it difficult for these children to interact socially. Specifically, many children with ADHD have deficits in their pragmatic social skills. Pragmatic social skills refer to the basic social cues that are used by children and adults to engage and communicate with others. An example of a pragmatic social skill is greeting other people. Individuals with deficits in pragmatic social skills may forget to say “hi” or “hello” to other people. In addition, these social skills often include a wide range of nonverbal activities, such as making eye contact, reading body language and/or listening to tones of voices. Children with ADHD may not be able to engage in pragmatic social skills to demonstrate to others how they are feeling. The child’s inability to engage in

pragmatic social skills may result in the loss of important connections for the child. This creates challenges for creating and maintaining friendships. For instance, if the child is unable to make eye contact with peers, it is possible that other children in the social environment will believe that the child with ADHD is not interested in what they are doing. As friendships and social interaction are vital to areas of development including cognitive capabilities, the loss of these important social connections can be highly detrimental to the overall health and wellbeing of the child. It is important to remember that a lack of pragmatic social skills not only impacts the social capabilities of the child. This deficit has systemic implications that must be clearly understood and addressed before they become

detrimental to overall quality of life. Reviewing the cause of deficits in pragmatic social skills, it becomes evident that it is possible to solve the problem. Frequently, children with ADHD are moving and thinking so quickly that they fail to slow down long enough to pick up on the nonverbal language and cues of others in their environment. While general social skills training can be helpful for developing the verbal interactions needed to sustain relationships, these programs often do not include interventions aimed at improving pragmatic social skills development. When these deficits are present, specialized social skills training programs may be needed to help children with ADHD. Specialized social skills training programs are often group experiences in which the child with ADHD is given the opportunity to recognize and respond to social cues. As

group therapy progresses, children may be asked to engage in roleplay activities. By providing these types of social supports, children can learn pragmatic social cues, making them more responsive to others. The skills learned in these specialized social skills groups are invaluable for building the social capabilities of children with ADHD. Through these programs, children with ADHD learn to understand what specific social capabilities are missing, providing them with an opportunity to develop these skills and utilize them to improve their social capabilities. Recognizing the need for developing pragmatic social skills will be vital to creating the support needed for the child with ADHD to grow and thrive. Pragmatic social skills development can provide parents with the vital information needed to facilitate evaluation. Parents concerned about their child’s pragmatic social skills development should discuss the issue with their child’s psychologist. If deficits do exist, supports can be provided to overcome this deficit. Parents should be instrumental in helping to identify deficits in this area and advocating for the therapist or school psychologist to provide needed supports. Parents need to remember that pragmatic social skills extend far beyond making friendships and have implications for the child’s cognitive development. As such, developing pragmatic social skills is not just a desired trait but an imperative for the effective and successful long-term development of the child. 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. Chet Rady of Glenview – pictured with grandsons Tim and Chris Kenny – was one of many area WWII veterans participating in Honor Flight Chicago April 9. Rady took a chartered flight to Washington, DC, visiting the WWII Memorial and many others, along with the Steven F. Vovar Hazy Center, featuring hundreds of aircraft and Space Shuttle Discovery. Other Glenview residents and veterans taking part included Paul Traubert, Leonard Kohn and Ralph Iacono. 2. Joyce Sapir of Deerfield was honored April 7 as the 2014 National Runaway Safeline (NRS) Volunteer of the Year for her commitment to helping runaway, homeless and at-risk youth and their families. The event took place at Chicago ZED451. Since 2012, Sapri has volunteered more than 300 hours. “Volunteers like Joyce are the lifeblood of our organization that makes it all possible,” said NRS executive director Maureen Blaha.

3. Michael Belsky, Mayor of Highland Park from 2003-2011, has helped establish a Center for Municipal Finance at the University of Chicago’s Harris Graduate School of Public Policy. The purpose is to produce a forum for discussion and research on major financial issues facing state and local government. “The Harris School, known for excellent research, is a great home to launch this type of effort,” said Belsky. 4. More than 100 Lake County business and community partners gathered recently for United Way of Lake County’s exclusive Premier Leadership Event at Halas Hall, raising over $110,000 for United Way’s work in preparing children to succeed in a changing world. Chicago Bears Chairman George H. McCaskey welcomed guests to the newlyrenovated facility, and the “Fund the Need” Paddle Raiser was emceed by local journalist and documentarian Bill Kurtis.

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Lush Eco-Parks and Adventure Await in Riviera Maya Located along the Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula lies Riviera Maya, once home to small fishing villages. Now the tourism district boasts high-end luxury resorts, fine dining, nightlife, spa retreats, shopping and golf. It’s become a top ecotourism destination, with many eco-theme parks offering a taste of natural adventure in family-friendly environments. Mexico is also rich in history, culture Mira Temkin and tradition, with ancient Mayan ruins at Tulum, Coba and El Rey. A few hours inland, the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza are among the best restored of the Yucatán Maya archaeological sites. Hire a guide or go with a group tour to get the most out of these historical sites. Explore the X-Caret Eco Parks Xcaret Experiencias operates seven unforgettable, family-oriented attractions in Riviera Maya and Cancun. The granddaddy of them all is X-Caret, a majestic archaeological park where you can swim with the dolphins, float through underground rivers and take a musical journey through Mexico. One of their most amazing adventures is an underwater walk wearing a breathable helmet. On the Sea Trek Stingrays Encounter, you’ll discover living wonders on the sea floor. Visit Xel-Ha and snorkel among multicolored fish in the world’s largest natural aquarium, or drive an amphibious vehicle along trails that run thru the jungle at X-Plor. Buy your tickets online for extra savings.

We spent a full day at their newest park, Xenotes Oasis Maya. The Mayans believed the cenotes were the entrance to the underworld, and the waters were considered sacred. Fire, water, earth and wind cenotes beckoned in this protected, preserved park. Snorkeling in the clear waters with the sun sparkling thru brought to life a glorious underwater world. We enjoyed swimming in the peaceful, serene pools, kayaking and floating in an innertube, which was the ultimate relaxation. For the more adventurous, there were ziplining and rappelling, but the beauty of this excursion is that you can do as much or little as you want…and still appreciate the cenotes’ quiet beauty and tranquility. All-Inclusive Resorts Offer Great Value If you like to party hearty, all-inclusive resorts are a bargain. Those who don’t are better off at a hotel or condo. In Riviera Maya, there are more than 100 all-inclusive resorts – offering delicious cuisine, refreshing drinks, non-stop activities and entertainment, without having to keep track of the bill. Most all-inclusives offer theme restaurants like a steakhouse, Italian and Japanese, so there’s dining flexibility, too. As there are so many all-inclusive resorts here, you’ll find bargains a plenty. Check out your favorite travel sites for the best deals.

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Playa del Carmen – Authentic and Casual What I liked best about this coastal resort town was its size. Playa del Carmen’s intimate charm gives the impression that it’s small enough to feel like a local, but still offer lots of activity. Go for a dive and snorkel, or hop a ferry from the beach to Cozumel, soaking up the sun on their divine beaches. The main tourist area for shopping, dining

and entertainment is called Fifth Avenue. Shop for traditional Mexican handicrafts, leather goods and T-shirts at this bustling pedestrian walkway. Caribbean Puzzles makes colorful, handmade puzzles out of recycled wood. I kept going back for more. This is my third visit to Riviera Maya and frankly, I’m planning another adventure soon.;


Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Grills! Everyone seems eager to get their grills out, and put the Polar Vortex as far behind them as possible. Let me help get the ball rolling with a classic side dish. People seem to really love a good hollandaise, but always use those horrible powdered mixes. Here’s an extremely easy way to make it at home, with a grilled asparagus to accompany your first steaks of the year. Chef Kim Bisk 2 lbs. asparagus 1 egg 4 oz butter (melted) 1 tbsp salt ½ tsp white pepper 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice Olive oil Salt and pepper [1] Let’s start with the asparagus. Cut off the fibery ends of the asparagus – that usually ends around the first “knuckle.” [2] Blanch your asparagus in a pot of water, at a rolling

boil, for about three to four minutes. This will reduce your cooking time on the grill, and also make sure you keep that wonderful deep green color. [3] As soon as you remove it from the boiling water, drop it in a bowl with ice to stop the cooking process. As soon as it’s cooled off, remove and set aside for later. [4] Using a blender on a low speed, mix one egg, salt and pepper. [5] Slowly add your butter. Add lemon juice and keep mixing for about 10 seconds. This should give you a nice thick sauce. [6] Now you’re ready to grill. Start your steaks first, since the asparagus will only take a couple minutes. [7] Toss your asparagus in a bit of olive oil, so it’s coated. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. [8] Place on a hot grill, and keep an eye on it. You just want to give it a bit of a char. [9] Turn it and char the other side. [10] Serve and drizzle with your homemade hollandaise. If you prefer, you can also sauté the asparagus in a large pan with olive oil. 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 information, visit them online at

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It goes without saying that the aging process affects everyone’s physical appearance differently – some reach their 60s without much gray hair; some wrinkle sooner than others. That’s true with mental aging, too, and now, researchers are studying a group of older people whose brains are highfunctioning and show little signs of age. They’re called the Super-Agers – highperforming persons in their 80s, 90s and 100s who have mental capacities of persons much younger than their peers. They are so different from average-performing, similarly aged people, that they have prompted numerous studies. A longitudinal study of Northwestern University’s Super-Aging Project looked at the appearance of the Super-Agers’ brains. Led by principal investigator Changiz Geula, M.D., the study took Magnetic Resonance Imaging scans (MRIs) of 48 octogenarians’ brains and compared the MRIs to the brain scans of 50- to 60-year-olds and average 80year-olds. In a recent interview with Emily Rogalski, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor at Northwestern and the study’s co-investigator, she elaborated, “We found that the brains of the Super-Agers were exactly identical or better than the brains of 50- to 60-year-olds and average 80-year-olds. Specifically, we found that the Super-Agers’ brains had a much thicker left anterior cingulated cortex than both comparison groups.” The anterior cingulated cortex is known for its role in error detection, attention and motivation, although its role in the brains of Super-Agers has not yet been fully explored. Rogalski noted the Super-Agers had aged physically at a normal rate, but their brains were youthful in appearance. The methodology of the study was novel. “We studied the aging brain in a completely different way,” Rogalski said. “The whole idea was to look at the opposite side of dementia – to see what was going on in elderly brains that made them function extremely well. We wanted to gain insight about the older high-performing brains so we could eventually understand the disease of dementia, and hopefully cure it.” In other words, instead of studying dementia, or what goes wrong in brains, the researchers wanted to study what goes right in brains as people age. Volunteers were submitted to tests that included neuropsychiatric testing, imaging, medical history, psychosocial history, education and personality. Those who performed in the upper tier of cognitive ability were chosen. Simply put, all had to be over 80, be able to think well and have a good memory. The participants agreed to be in the study for the long haul. Many of them agreed to donate their brain to the project upon their death. Rogalski admits that the members of the study could not have been more different.

Some were smokers and heavy drinkers; one was a Holocaust survivor; another a cancer survivor. Some were academics; others were uneducated. The study reported that “at least superficially, they appear to be nothing like one another beyond possessing the memory of an individual two or three decades younger.” Rogalski states anecdotally, “In fact, it was not always the case that the most active people had the most highly functioning brains. Some of the subjects were very sedentary.” Rogalski said that, though high functioning abilities had long been thought to have genetic roots, one purpose of the study was to investigate the epigenetics (study of the heritable changes in genes from other causes) of the aging process of the brain. “Besides their DNA,” she said, “we are interested in how their environment could affect brain aging.” The study, now in its sixth year, could lead to drug discoveries that might slow the brain’s aging process. The next step for the Northwestern study will be to compare the connectivity between brain regions in SuperAgers and control subjects. A published article with the project’s latest findings is due to be released in late fall. What are the implications for society? Madelyn Iris, Ph.D., Director of CJE’s Leonard Schanfield Research Institute and Adjunct Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern’s School of Medicine emphasizes: “Studies like these remind us once again of the amazing diversity of experience, lifestyles and personal history to be found when working with any group of older adults.” Iris challenges us all: “Researchers, policy makers and society as a whole have to be responsive to this diversity and make sure that our programs and policies never neglect anyone, whether a Super-Ager or an assisted living resident.” Contributed by Mary Keen of CJE SeniorLife. For more information, call 773-508-1000 or visit

School Happenings French School Annual Spring Show On April 12, Winnetka’s French School held its annual Spring Show at the Winnetka Community House. Students ages 3 to 14 performed songs and dances for family and friends, featuring an “Autour du Monde” theme (around the world). The theme parallels what students are learning in class, as they “travel” around the world – discovering the people, culture, food, animals and geography of foreign countries. Willowbrook School Celebrates Character Willowbrook School in Glenview’s Character Counts committee facilitates a celebration of the six pillars of Character Counts thru May 16. The six pillars include trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

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Exercise: The Ideal Post-Rehabilitation Prescription America is facing unprecedented epidemics of obesity and widespread physical inactivity. Chronic diseases remain the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Sadly, most of these diseases can be prevented with regular exercise and healthy lifestyle choices. So where do people go once these illnesses catch up with them? They go to their doctor. Their doctor will usually prescribe a round of physical therapy to get their patients moving on the right track. Yet due to current health care and insurance limitations, patients are not always near their full potential upon discharge from their therapy programs and are not sure what to do next. Do they join a health club? Find a personal trainer? Resume the exercise program they followed from years ago? Hope they have the discipline to maintain the exercises they were

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Exercise-based rehabilitation programs focus on patients’ injuries or ailments and look into the pathomechanics that have caused them. Therapists develop a total-body program to avoid exacerbating injuries and point out structural deficiencies that either led to or were caused by injuries. Through careful, individualized evaluation, therapists create one-on-one rehabilitation programs involving postural realignment, gait training, corrective strength and flexibility exercises, as well as hands-on treatments such as soft tissue therapy and other modalities to meet patients needs and goals. These post-rehabilitation services have improved strength, flexibility, and endurance in patients who present a wide range of challenges including strokes, traumatic brain injuries, fibromyalgia, repetitive motion injuries, and arthritis. Patients with other special concerns such as diabetes, cardiac issues, multiple sclerosis, breast cancer and Parkinson’s disease also can benefit from participating in such exercise programs. A public opinion poll conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine found that 65 percent of patients would be more interested in exercising to stay healthy if so advised by their doctors and given additional resources. When asked, almost all patients agreed or strongly agreed with the following statement: “If my doctor advised me to

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If you start the journey at Renu, where they “talk to your cells” through the language of touch, with ingredients created by nature (or sophisticated scientists), you can enjoy free eyebrows shaping with the purchase of any facial on their menu (an $18 value). Love Massage? Enjoy the Massage Membership Club. Commit yourself to 6 months of incredible organic massages, which can be fortified with aromatherapy oils. The first massage of the month is always $59. Each additional massage is only $55. If you want to extend to 90 minutes, pay $80 total (Regular $110). This is a family membership, so you can treat anyone living under your roof without an additional membership account. You can also buy a gift card for your friends for your massage price. In addition, you’re entitled to a 20% discount on all the products within Renu walls. Their therapists are full time, so whenever you schedule your appointment, you can be with your favorite therapist, who knows the language of your body. For specials of the month, check or our Facebook page, or call 847-940-9727. Friendly receptionists will provide you with any information regarding each service and their benefits.

Fifteen years ago, yoga was not on my radar. All I wanted was for the pain to go away: the pain in my shoulders, the pain in my neck, and most of all the pulsing, pounding endless tension headaches. As a single mom and an English professor, each day seemed like a marathon all on its own, including a grand collapse into bed at the finish line. But when I turned 50, newly married, with my kids in high school, I knew that my engine desperately needed a 50,000mile tune up. Something had to change. I just couldn’t go on the way I had been. So there I was, Mapquest directions in hand, heading down the expressway toward Steve Emmerman’s yoga class, which I had overheard my graduate students talking about. Wearing old Patagonia tights – originally used as a layer against Chicago winters – and a number of layered tops, I climbed the double flight of stairs, running my hand along the rough-hewn acme cement blocks, wondering if I was making a colossal mistake. Would the pain get worse? Would I simply shatter in pieces if I couldn’t do the pose? One voice in my head told me I was an idiot; another one insisted softly, “Go ahead, you need this. You’ll be fine.”

I can remember that first class – photographically – like it was yesterday. I see myself sitting cross-legged looking around at everyone else – all of them younger than me. Steve kindly came by and helped me to refocus on the breathing technique that I had somehow missed during my sightseeing trip around the room. At one point, many of my new colleagues had their heads wrapped under their ankles. I knew this, of course, because I wasn’t in the pose; I had fraudulently positioned myself so that without attempting the pose, I could see what all these seemingly talented, advanced yogis – or so it seemed to me – were doing. My own quite articulate inner judge kept me informed as to my own sad incompetence. But even with all my distracted, not-quiteyoga, I ended the class feeling a glow from deep inside, like I had stepped off a sunwarmed beach with soft warm waves lapping at my feet. I slept like I was on a cloud and my relaxed, pain-free self floated through the next few days. I was hooked. Alongside work, kids and husband, I persisted. To my surprise, it was not the poses, but learning to invite in deep luscious breaths that transformed each day and eventually my life. With just a little coaching, I playfully experimented with ways to invite my breath into my body. And, I noticed the disastrous results when I left my breath at home. By that time, Steve Emmerman had met Talya Ring and together they developed their own style, Turbodog Yoga – a slow-moving, strength-building yoga that even further distanced all my aches and pains the stronger and more flexible I became. I tiptoed into their teacher trainings saying, “I’m really not interested in teaching; I just want to do more yoga.” But pretty soon I had to admit that I really did want to teach yoga. After all, I had been a teacher all of my adult life and loved sharing what I knew with others. The past 13 years have an extraordinary journey of growth and discovery. In my wildest dreams, I never could have imagined that I would end up teaching Turbodog Yoga – both in the city and at Soviet Force’s gym in Highland Park, sharing with others how something as simple as a breath can change your life. Contributed by AnnMerle Feldman. Subscribe to her newsletter at

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Ayurvedic Massage – An Ode to the Human Body Man’s strongest desire is to live a healthy, happy and inspired life. Of these three, health is primary because without it one cannot feel happy or inspired. Food provides us with the proper nutrients; exercise and massage supply the proper circulation. It also helps our bodies grow and renew. In India, massages are given from the time of birth. Babies are regularly massaged with oil, even when they cry. A mother knows that massage will enhance circulation in her infant, who, although continually moving, is unable to perform exercises of any kind. Children are massaged regularly each day until the age of three. Then the routine changes and massage is given once or twice a week, until the child reaches six years of age. At this point, the child is old enough to give and exchange massages with others. In India, temple sculptures, calendars, and illustrated spiritual books often depict Vishnu, the lord of preservation, reclining on a serpent and receiving a foot massage from his consort Lakshmi. This image suggests that massage is a favorite pastime even of Lord Vishnu. Ceremonial massages are also practiced in India. Massage before marriage is given for 40 days. For the groom, the massage can provide an increase in virility and psychic strength. Because the massage is done with natural herbs and oils, it makes the bride more fragrant and beautiful. Another traditionally compulsory massage is the one given daily to the new mother during the 40 days following birth. Traditionally, this is the time for a woman’s complete body purification, after which she can return to performing her daily worship or household chores. The most popular massage brought here from India is Abhyanga – very often paired with Shirodhara. Abhyanga – in Sanskrit, the language of the Vedas, abhy means “to rub” and anga refers to the limbs – although we prefer the

more poetic translation, “touched by loving hands.” Abhyanga is, therefore, the classic full-body massage of Ayurveda. Warmed oils are selected to bring the subtle energies of the body into balance and applied thoroughly to the skin over the entire body in a series of classic repetitive strokes. Shirodhara (shiro means head, and dhara means threadlike steam) is the application of a thin stream of oil on the third eye. The marma point is located in the middle of the forehead and is known as sthapani, meaning “what gives support or holds firm.” It is associated with the sixth chakra, prana, mind, senses and the pituitary. The purpose of the treatment is to center the mind and body, increase relaxation and inner peace, and to settle vata disorders such as anxiety and insomnia. In Ayurveda, massage is oil. If the body is rubbed dry, the friction created generates heat and pain, which aggravates the element of vata (wind). Massage oils are a nutrient for the skin and strengthen the nerve fibers that are connected to the hair follicles. The small amount of massage oils remaining on the skin afterwards, and after the shower or bath that follows, provides resistance to environmental temperatures and pressures. Application of massage oils to the navel before going to sleep cures dryness of the whole body. When massage oils are applied at the junction of spine and skull, they calm the entire nervous system, strengthen memory and improve eyesight. Consider Ayuveric massage as a gift for bride and groom, new mom and everyone who needs tender loving care. Don’t forget yourself! Contributed by Anna Pamula, owner of Renu Day Spa, 617 Central, Deerfield. For more info, call 847-940-9727 or visit

Seven Healthy Habits to Implement Today Do you strive to be healthier? I know I do. However, no one is perfect when it comes to self-care. By adopting a few simple habits, you can improve your health dramatically. It’s not about dieting to lose weight; it’s about eating right to be healthy. It’s not about killing yourself at the gym every day; it’s about moving more and exercising to be healthy. Every person is different, so respect your body, listen to it and give it what it really wants. Don’t wait for the “perfect” time to start. The time is now! Tomorrow might never come, yesterday is over and today is all you have. Be realistic in expectations to avoid disappointment or feelings of failure. Research shows that changing or creating a habit takes 30 days – 90 days to make it stick. Choose to be an active participant in your decision to live healthier, reviewing what you’re currently doing with a focus on what is working. Pick a new healthy habit that will complement a current one, so that the change you are adapting won’t seem like such a huge undertaking. Also, write out a plan and schedule it in your calendar. By having a solid plan in place with new habits that correlate to other already successful habits, you will be set up

for success. Here are seven healthy habits to consider implementing. Clean up your eating. Avoid fad diets and/ or “diet” food. Cut out soda and diet soda, and avoid saturated fats, opting for healthier monounsaturated fats like olive or vegetable oils. Eat real, unprocessed foods as much as possible. As Michael Pollan says, “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” Hydrate. Water composes 75 percent of your brain and muscles. It regulates your body temperature, helps your body absorb nutrients, aids in converting food into energy, eliminates waste and more. Practice balance to prevent or lessen falls. Try balancing on one foot when brushing your teeth, or putting on your socks/ pants while standing up. Also, practice getting in and out of chairs without using your arms/ hands. A strong core is primary to better balance. Floss. Flossing prevents gum disease and may also prevent heart disease. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to have coronary artery disease (also called heart disease). CONTINUED ON PAGE 14



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A Guidepost on Life’s Trail The winding path that represents the journey of our lives is fraught with emotional and physical challenges at every turn. Along the way, many of us have had the experience of having had some type of injury or condition that has brought us to the doorway of a rehabilitation center with expectations of complete recovery. If the physical aspect of our injury is the sole focus of the therapy, we will often find that we are not able to fully return to being ourselves. Other factors, environmental and emotional, also have a significant impact on our physical well-being. No matter how much and how good the rehabilitation, unless these factors are addressed in the therapy approach, we will not benefit as greatly as we might have, otherwise. At LifeWave Institute, we will guide you toward a complete healing approach to wellness and rehabilitation. Holistic Rehabilitaion: Beyond the Norm LifeWave Institute’s holistic rehabilitation approach to wellness and recovery, uses a combination of chiropractic care, warm-water aquatic therapy, massage therapy, and land-based therapy, while integrating mind-body practices like Tai Chi, Qi Gong and acupuncture, into a treatment plan specifically designed to best address the particular needs of a patient. Incorporating relaxation techniques into the recovery process is often vital to allow patients to learn to best cope with stress and pain, without resorting to overuse of pharmaceutical products that often add an additional obstacle to full recovery. LifeWave Institute offers something simple and effective, often producing life-changing results. The Vision The Medical Director of LifeWave Institute, LLC is Dr. Andrew Serlin, a chiropractic physician with certifications in acupuncture, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, aquatic rehab, Aquastretch, Aquatic Pilates and Ai Chi. Dr. Serlin has had extensive history personally using the holistic techniques featured at LifeWave Institute after having had multiple knee surgeries since 17 years old, as well as multiple traumatic injuries as a result of motor vehicles and participation in sports. Dr. Serlin has developed LifeWave Institute’s unique services in response to his personal and professional vision of effective recovery and life-long wellness. Programs • Warm-water Aquatic Therapy, featuring the area’s only under-water treadmill • Land-based, resistance therapy • Tai Chi/Qi Gong • Acupuncture • Kinesio-taping • Massage Therapy

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Nine months ago, Northbrook resident Mike Hanover was struggling to find his path in life. As with many individuals on the autism spectrum, there are hurdles they and their families have to overcome. Mike was diagnosed with autism at age 12, but as most parents know, the “label” is only the beginning. “Mike had emotional and behavioral issues since he was a baby,” said his mother Sue Hanover. “The diagnosis helped us get much needed support, but as he aged, social situations were scarce and his eating habits became out of control. We were very worried.” At 17 years old, Mike weighed 237 pounds, was borderline diabetic and about to be put on multiple medications. He didn’t like sports, and his motor skill deficiencies made any type of movement a challenge. His mother reached out to Laura Fine, Exercise Connection – Director of Training, for help. “We knew diabetes and heart disease could be prevented and only hoped Laura could get us on the right track. But we never realized that exercise could be a solution on many levels,” said Sue. After Mike’s physical assessment, he and Laura began training together once a week. But exercise was not Laura’s first priority. “The key was establishing our relationship,” said Laura. “There has to be trust. I wanted to find his motivators, know him on a personal level and not bark orders at him. The ‘Biggest Loser’ approach does not work with this population.” A bit reluctant, Mike began exercising and his cardiovascular endurance, balance and coordination slowly improved. As the months went by, Mike became stronger – both physically and emotionally. He was empowered to make more changes and independently altered his eating habits, cutting out sugars and stopping eating pasta, doughnuts and Chinese take-out. “Since the EC, Mike has not only matured in his physical abilities, but we have seen a HEALTHY HABITS, PAGE 13 Protect your skin. Wearing sunscreen with a minimum SPF 25 every day, as well as avoiding direct sunlight between 10am and 3pm, can minimize the aging effects of the sun on your skin and possible skin cancer. Melanoma kills more people every year, so protect your skin daily – even if it’s cloudy. Move at least 30 minutes per day. Studies show that if you move at least 30 minutes per day, you improve your heart health, brain health, mood, etc. You actually feel better, and are more energetic and alert when you are active. Adopt a spiritual practice for at least 10 minutes per day. Staying connected to your mind, body and spirit is a vital component to

transformation in his social life. This is so important to Mike,” said Sue. Mike now enters new situations with his head held high. He is interested in the way he dresses, his hygiene has improved and he is participating in social clubs in the community. Also Mike’s grades are better, he works at his school’s café and began volunteering at Temple Beth El in Northbrook. Mike’s interest in healthy cooking has led him to consider college opportunities in culinary arts. Mike has now lost 30 pounds and set a new goal of completing a 5K run this summer, with Coach Laura by his side. While exercise has helped Mike lose weight, it has also achieved the more difficult task of gaining self-esteem and confidence. When I started the Exercise Connection, I thought it was all about promoting health. I’ve since learned that in this community, exercise can also be the gateway to many positive changes and a whole new outlook. Contributed by David S. Geslak, B.S., CSCS, ACSM-HFS, Exercise Connection Founder and Autism Fitness Specialist. For more information, visit online at living healthy. This can be achieved through meditation, healing prayer, a gratitude journal or any other method that works for you. Take charge of your own health care, and don’t be victim to your sick care. Your health is worth the investment, don’t you think? Contributed by Barbara B. Appelbaum, ACC, MBA,MAT, She is a motivational speaker, author of “Live in Wellness Now,” certified wellness coach and consultant whose genuine compassion, expertise and first-hand knowledge educates and inspires motivated professionals in their 40s, 50s and 60s to stave off age-related disease – learning to be present, be purposeful and be well. Visit

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Dining, Wine are Fine at Quince Having worked in the prolific kitchens of such elite establishments as Le Francais, French Laundry and Charlie Trotter’s, chef Andy Motto certainly knows the fine points of fine dining. He also is aware that to be relevant in today’s highly competitive marketplace, hotel restaurants need to upgrade their stodgy, overpriced images with a more approachable attitude, less pretentious Chuck Pecoraro presentations and lower check totals. Motto’s mantra helps sustain the dignified demeanor and four-star status of Quince, housed in the graceful Homestead Hotel in Evanston, where he orchestrates a dining experience that accentuates well executed contemporary American cuisine tweaked with Asian and French touches. To many restaurant-goers, the term “contemporary American” conjures visions of elaborate components crafted into confusing configurations. Motto’s cooking, however, is relatively simple, yet innovative and devoid of gimmicks. His concise, focused menu – just six entrees – changes with the seasons. Prices are consistent with fare of this brand. Though the Homestead dates back to 1927, chef-driven Quince is not your father’s kind of restaurant. The only reference to the past is a Sinatra soundtrack. It’s a dependable destination for suits and scholars – primarily in-crowd regulars, businessmen and

professors from nearby Northwestern. Atmosphere is somewhat conservative and mostly subdued – three rooms and a lounge accommodating 100 in the intimate elegance of tawny tones, crisp linen, fireplace, bookshelves and minimal decorations. Weather permitting, a neat outdoor patio beckons al fresco aficionados. The laid-back ambiance makes Motto’s artistically plated dishes all the more enticing. If any of the listed ingredients are puzzling (what’s cara cara orange?), poised servers like Tony and Woody readily offer interpretations along with wine pairing suggestions and impeccable service. After noshing on crusty artisanal bread fresh from local Hewn Bakery and smeared with creamy butter infused with olive oil and sea salt, you’re ready for the stellar starters. Choices range from humble Organic Wild Greens to haughty Foie Gras goose liver tinted with tangerine. The cornmeal item the Italians call Polenta is normally bland. But the grainy mush enters a more assertive zone here with a garnish of tart huckleberries, earthy truffle, tangy watercress and acidic, orange-flavored Meyer lemon. It’s the right recipe for a more palatable polenta. Named after an apple-like fruit, Quince scores big-time with its main courses. Such as Wild Boar, yielding course meat that crisscrosses pork and beef. It’s cut into small steaks, broiled medium rare and combined with buckwheat, carrots, parsley, broccolini and pineapple to create a flash of flavors and dash of adventure. Equally intriguing, though more uncommon, is Barramundi – from the sea

Asian-influenced Grouper is among the fine dining delights at Quince. bass family and found mostly in southeast Asian waters. The flaky, mild-tasting fish is gently cooked and interspersed with smoked roe, scallop croquettes and chorizo (Mexican sausage), then stimulated with citrusy pomelo and sour-tasting sorrel. The Asian influence is again evident in the Grouper bathed in dashi (light broth of bonito flakes and kelp) and mated with sticky rice, coconut, mushrooms and – to turn up the heat – a pinch of chile peppers. Spiced squash and onion jam jazz up the Ribeye steak, while salsify (roots tasting like oysters) and sweet blood orange give the Duck a nice boost. Sweetness is subtle in desserts like Milk Chocolate Mousse, a trifecta of savory scoops with huckleberry, hazelnuts and banana escorts. The Pecan Semifreddo and Maple-Cinnamon Bread Pudding likewise promise happy endings. Wine director Scott Quint’s well-conceived, 450-bottle inventory impresses with such

laudatory labels as Laurence Feraud Cotes du Rhone. At a time when a younger generation of diners seems reluctant to embrace fine dining, Quince’s relevance and reputation as one of the North Shore’s finest restaurants remain as solid as ever. Quince, 1625 Hinman Ave., Evanston; 847-570-8400; Entrees: $22-$38. Appetizers, soup, desserts: $8-$16. Easter Sunday Brunch: adults $40, kids $15. Tidbits: Dinner only, nightly except Monday. Parties for up to 50. Carryouts and catering. Street and valet parking ($7). Reservations suggested. Contact restaurant/food writer Chuck Pecoraro at


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Some of these musicians play more than one instrument. We are looking for the musician that is mostly closely associated with that instrument. 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

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1. Harry James 2. Karen Carpenter 3. Chico Marx 4. Bill Clinton 5. Benny Goodman 6. Arthur Godfrey 7. Harpo Marx

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CLUES ACROSS 1. Compartments 5. A fencing sword 10. Curtsies 14. Moonfish 15. U.S. Senator Spector 16. Norse goddess of old age 17. Become stuck in 18. Vestige 19. Beat with a cane 20. Literary elephant 22. Nursing group 23. Cobitidae fish 24. Reprocessing discards 27. Graphic cardiac cycle 30. Hyrax 31. Stage of a journey 32. Show host: Bergeron 35. Wine cask 37. Resting place 38. Cab 39. Spills the beans 40. Dishonorable man

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Your Neighbors Let Ire and Fire Fly Talk about “Fightin’ Madâ€? folks in the hood: in my last column, I sent out the message “send us your beefsâ€? and we got a charcuterie of “beefyâ€? remarks in return – no bologna. As the following emails indicate, the What’s Happening crowd is mad out there in more ways than one. They’re London-broiled in Glenview, not ready to skirt the anger issues Jim Ardito in Kenilworth, fed up to the grills, er, gills in Lake Forest and that’s just a shank of the crankiness out there. Where’s the beef, my friends? Here for sure. Remember, you can contribute, too. It won’t be every month – there’s the prospect of too much acidic remark reux – but we will come back to Short Ribs and Beefs, and what gets under your craw (a chunk of crawďŹ sh?) could be published here. Send 100 words or so to arditoj@gmail. com and let me know what gets you going – spoilers telling you everyone dies in Game of Thrones’ “Red Dinnerâ€? episode or whatever. Sound off full bore and outrageously. Just don’t be surprised when you get ďŹ lleted back, as our following contributors shall discover. SMART@$$ PHONES I got one of these new smartphones, and I want to know how can you call something so dumb “smart?â€? I mean, this phone is really stupid. You’ve heard of butt dialing? My phone is the champ at that and a host of my friends have been getting random messages from my butt at all hours of the day and night. I do not believe they think it’s a gas, so to speak. Plus, what about auto-correct gone haywire? – Paul Z, Glenview Jim: Hey, PZ, now you’re talking. While we’re at it, let’s sound off seriously about Siri, who is not precisely a world-class translator of my language. I say “Call Doctor Wyseâ€? and she says, “There’s no duck or iceâ€? in your contacts. Siri’s got serious aws – no ifs, ands or butt dials. WIGGY, FIGGY NEWTON Isaac Newton may not have been such a genius after all. Think about it. For a guy to be over 40 and not notice why everything you touch that doesn’t go into your mouth falls onto the oor is like, “Duh, where you been, Einstein?â€? It’s not sometimes, either, it’s every time. Throw something up, it falls down and goes boom – 100 percent scientiďŹ c fact. Why his fog had to be cleared by falling apples and equations of all kinds is a mystery. He didn’t need a Macintosh to compute that gala mathematical masterpiece. – Terry Barich, Winnetka

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Jim: Hey Terry, I love the idea that Newton may have been wiggy. Go ďŹ ggy. Since things kept falling down all around him – perhaps including his pants – his contribution to humanity should have been: “What goes up must be dumb!â€? WHY CAN’T BUSINESS BE A “CONTACTâ€? SPORT? What about websites that do not put their telephone numbers on their site? What’s up with that? How do you build a relationship without talking to some human being? I need voices. I need contact. I need communication. Don’t these companies want business? I don’t want to e-chat. I don’t want to e-mail. I want to talk to a living, breathing knowledgeable human being. Am I asking for too much? Dial 1 for this and 2 for that, our approximate waiting time is six hours. Attention, business owners: answer your phones and put the number on your site prominently. Maybe you have enough business. In that case‌NEVER MIND. – Larry Rosenthal, Unique Larry Carpet Cleaning Jim: Hey, Larry, I know you well and appreciate the way you lay it on the carpet at Unique Carpet Cleaning. Cats and dogs lay things on people’s carpets, which is good for your business. Sounds like your pet peeve is with companies that don’t provide contact information. In this dog-eat-dog world, that’s sure no way to get a leg up. Here’s the Beef – Italian Braccioli Some people may have a beef with what the heck bracciolli is: a semi-big roll of tough meat, attened out and beat up so much it actually gets tender when you cook it. My mom used it in Sunday gravy as the fourth meat to meet the sauce: Italian sausage, spareribs, meatballs and holy bracciolli. It’s got a lot of avor and I think you’ll love it, but if you don’t, don’t pick no beef with me. What Youza Need 1 medium onion chopped 3 cloves garlic diced or minced Âź cup mostly parsley, chopped ½ cup seasoned panko akes (or Italian bread crumbs) 2 slices bacon, cooked crisp and diced 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper to taste Pinch red pepper akes 2 tbsp oregano 1 egg, also beaten up 2 tbsp unbeaten our 1½ lbs. of round steak placed under wax paper and pounded to kingdom come – or close vicinity – until it’s about a half inch (no more) thick What Youza Do CONTINUED ON PAGE 22




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That Other Compound Interest “So let me get this straight, they guarantee my money will be there no matter what? Then they pay me storage fees for keeping my money in a really safe place? Then they pay me even more money on the storage fees they already paid me? And finally, they do this forever? Okay, I’m in.” Thus began my childhood lesson in compound interest. (Thanks, Mom!) The premise banks Dave Kaufman pay interest on their own interest was fascinating. It’s a great lesson for anyone to learn at a young age. When you learn it you aren’t taught this is part of a larger economic cycle, nor does a lesson in compound interest come with the fact it’s a homonym. To most people, compound interest is associated with banks and savings, and that’s a good thing. Another form of compound interest is what happens when economists apply statistics and math modeling to our known universe. Sound complex? Let’s set up some examples that will make it easier. As you read these, keep in mind that a housefly’s eye is a compound eye, allowing it to see many images at once and process them all to better understand the world around them. Camel Camel Camel, a site Techlife readers use to purchase anything and everything, has millions of customers. Each time customers buy, Amazon makes adjustments to their prices and product availability. Amazon is using the compound interest of their

Even their contributors section, with currently 22 people listed, only has one sentence per person. With great content organization making use of their five general areas, often articles have a compound interest intersecting various main topics. If smart readers are sick of linkbait headlines that fail to deliver more than a slideshow of images, then FiveThirtyEight is for you. They provide in-depth analysis making use of great data repositories, yet the easy-to-read style keeps your focus the entire length of the article. Sample headlines include: “Partisan Loyalty Begins at Age 18,” “Disasters Cost More Than Ever – But Not Because of Climate Change” and “What Would’ve Happened If Nobody Had Gotten Hurt in the NBA This Year.” customers to modify the data in two very important aspects of supply and demand. What if you could use that data to better understand when to buy a product at its lowest point? This is the idea behind The site has evolved from Price Drop and Inventory Alerts to include Price History Charts, Browser Extensions, support for six different Amazon locales, personal settings and tracking tools, even importing your Amazon Wishlist and notifications via Twitter. Amazon puts big data to work for them, and now shoppers can as well. Freakonomics The partnership of an economist and a writer, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner are the force behind “Freakonomics: The Hidden Side to Everything.” They have books, videos, a website and even a movie about their efforts of taking a compound interest in such topics as the economics of piracy,

fighting over the width of airline seats, how to best incentivize organ donations and more. As an avid fan, their formula has always been to take something understandable that most people either miss or get wrong, and crunch big data to show their findings. It’s always a great read, and certainly readers feel smarter after looking at the world through their compound eye. They also have a great collection of online readers, who often provide additional insight into crowd-sourced, hands-on opinions. FiveThirtyEight Another data darling is Nate Silver and his team at With attentiongrabbing headlines that pull readers into New York Times-length articles, this site doesn’t shy from using big data and attempting to focus compound interest on variety of subjects such as economics, science, life, sports and their original main focus, politics. This site is all data, all the time.

Compound Interest Three different ways big data is shared with all of us, in that other definition of compound interest. Which begs the big data question: “When, if ever, will banks’ interest rates rise again to make saving and compound interest once again valuable?” What is Online? Techlife is both a print and online experience. Visit and search for “compound” to see bonus links and video. Where have you seen compound interest? We’d love to hear it. 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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Author and Blogger Jackie Pilossoph What I didn’t know when I went there was that I was only working from 9am to noon everyday! I had four days to lie in the sun, work out, get spa treatments and do whatever I wanted all day. AND night! It was a free vacation. What a great company I worked for! WH! What’s your best advice for someone just starting a business in the local area? JP: If no one knows about you, it doesn’t matter how great your business is. You need to spend the money to advertise and hire a PR agent – Alisa Bay is the best! I know it’s stressful and scary to spend money, but what’s the point of all your hard work if no one knows about it? Jackie Pilossoph is the creator of the blog DIVORCED GIRL SMILING, launched in February 2013. DIVORCED GIRL SMILING is an uplifting, inspirational, often humorous blog intended to provide information and support to men and women facing divorce. Pilossoph is author of the divorce novels DIVORCED GIRL SMILING and FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE, as well as two other romantic comedy novels. A graduate of Boston University with a Masters degree in Journalism, Pilossoph is also a features reporter and weekly local columnist, and lives in Glenview with her family. Oh, and she’s divorced! Learn more at WH! What was your very first job? JP: When I turned 16, I got a job at Loehmann’s. I had to stand at the door holding a counter behind my back, saying “Welcome to Loehmann’s” to everyone who walked in, then clicking the counter to count them. I remember once there was a bad snowstorm, and I told my dad I’d have to skip work. He said, “No, I will drive you. That’s what separates great employees from regular employees.” WH! Outside of your current field, what other occupations – if any – have you pursued? JP: How much time do you have? I’ve done so many things! I’ve worked in retail, I was a stockbroker, I was an advertising sales person and sales manager, a sales trainer, a television news reporter, a radio advertising salesperson, a pharmaceutical representative and a stay at home mom. My favorites are mom – minus the stay at home – and what I do now. WH! What’s your favorite way to relax after work? JP: I work all the time, so there really is no “after work” for me. Being a journalist is a 24/7 job that includes weekends, nights and holidays, not that I’m complaining. I love it! But every day when my two kids get home from school around 3:15 pm, we turn on the fireplace and take a break from our day for about a half hour, watching “Let’s Make a Deal!” It’s really cute to see my kids’ faces light up when someone wins a new bedroom set or a washer/dryer! WH! Make up a question for yourself and answer it. JP: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten recently? The answer is, “Let God drive.” A girlfriend of mine said that to me because I was going through a phase where I was worrying about everything. Air travel, driving in the snow, becoming ill, my kids, my ex, my parents – you name it, I was worrying about it. She told me to stop exhausting myself and let God control things more. Something clicked and I have that phrase in my head all the time. I feel so less stressed and I’m enjoying things more, because I’m not so tired about worrying! WH! Tell us about your best business trip. JP: When I was a pharmaceutical representative, my company sent me to a trade show in Florida to work our booth.

WH! Tell us about one person or company instrumental in the success of your business and explain why. JP: I dated a guy before I was married who became a self-made multi-millionaire. A few years ago, we reconnected on Facebook and he sort of became my mentor. He told me two things that have always stuck with me. First, he told me to think outside the box and do something different, something that has never been done. Secondly, he made me promise that I would never, ever, ever give up, no matter what.

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WH! What aspect(s) of your business are you most proud of? JP: There is no amount of money that can equal the value of an email from a reader I really helped. I can’t count the number of divorced men and women who send me emails thanking me for the advice I offer on my blog. It brings me to tears of happiness, and motivates me to keep working hard. WH! What exciting things are on the horizon for your business, and where will it be in five, 15 and 30 years? JP: So much is going on I don’t know where to begin! I am working on a non-fiction book proposal about divorce for an interested agent. Since March, DIVORCED GIRL SMILING is a weekly column in Sun-Times Media Local publications. In the years ahead, I hope to turn DIVORCED GIRL SMILING into a household name, continuing my site and other opportunities that brand presents. WH! What’s your business’ motto/mission statement? JP: The mission of DIVORCED GIRL SMILING is to inspire, educate and support men and women who are facing divorce by providing informative content that is sometimes entertaining and funny, but always meaningful. My novels are meant to entertain, inspire and provide an uplifting outlet. WH! What’s your favorite wall decoration? JP: Right above my desk, there is a beautiful photograph of a wrought iron bench with some red roses on it. It appears to be in a peaceful garden. Whenever I get really stressed, I look at it and it just relaxes me. I then look slightly to my right, where there are photos hanging of my two children when they were 1 and 3. I will never forget the day I took them to get photographed. I can’t ever remember being more stressed. They were fighting with each other, crying and having tantrums. But if you look at the pictures, you’d never know. They look as sweet as pie. It makes me laugh. WH! What innovations or new ideas has your business given to the community? JP: I think my community has learned a lot from me in regards to the possibility of growing a brand. People are constantly coming up to me and saying things like, “Wow, you’re really out there.” I think what I’m trying to do with DIVORCED GIRL SMILING has inspired many men and women who know me to grow their own businesses.

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the last day of each week, students and staff are encouraged to wear the color representing that pillar. The remaining schedule for dressing in colors is as follows: May 5-9: Caring (wear red May 9) and May 12-16: Citizenship (wear purple May 16). District 109 Staff Appreciation Week May 6 has been proclaimed Teacher Appreciation Day, and the District 108 Board of Education and administration celebrates the entire week as Staff Appreciation Week. District 109 invites the community to join them in honoring the educational and support professionals making a lifelong impact on the children of Deerfield. Seven Students to Represent Maple School on Government Day On May 7, seven eighth graders from Maple School in Northbrook participate in the 57th Annual Northbrook Student Government Day. Students include Shalani Ramachandra, Matthew Zhang, Jack St. John, Fiona Hellerman, Luke Frishman, Sara Chen and Charles Kang. The students spend the day with their adult counterparts, learning more about how the Village of Northbrook works. A mock Northbrook Village Board meeting is scheduled for the evening. FOOD 4 THOUGHT, PAGE 17 [Uno] Mix breadcrumbs, parsley, garlic, panko, bacon, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, pepper flakes and oregano in a bowl. [Due] Lay exhausted meat on counter and give CPR (Compassionate Personal Rescue). [Tre] Spread ingredients over top. [Quattro] Fold ends in and roll one side toward the other.

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