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Celebrate pets such as 7-year-old Billy at the Orphans of the Storm benefit on April 23. Family Network Spring Celebration April 14, 10-11:30am. Family Network Parent/Child Center presents the celebration “Spring Things.” Ages 2 and up can experiment with paper airplanes, create spring arts and crafts, and plant seeds to take home. Registration required. $10/family. 330 Laurel Ave., Highland Park; 847-433-0377; familynetworkcenter.org. Beth Judea Gan Shalom Program April 15, 10:30am-12pm. Congregation Beth Judea presents the “Focus on Families” event Gan Shalom, a program for ages 5 and under (accompanied by adult). This month’s theme

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WhatsHappeningOnline.com CALENDAR, PAGE 3 National Healthcare Decisions Day April 16, 9:30am. Join Midwest Palliative and Hospice CareCenter for “Voice Your Choices.” Discuss decision-making regarding your medical treatment, as well as who will do so if you cannot. Registration required. 2050 Claire Court, Glenview; 847-556-1778; carecenter.org. KeyLime Cove and United Way of Lake County “Community Days” April 16-June 8, 10am-8pm. Buy passes to KeyLime Cove’s Lost Paradise Indoor Waterpark and help raise money for community organizations, including UWLC, and the Gurnee Police and Fire Departments. $25. Northeast corner of I-94 and Grand Ave. (IL Route 132), Gurnee; liveunitedlakecounty.org/keylimecove. Alliance Francaise du North Shore Lecture April 16, 1pm. Thierry Mace, director of Froggy’s Catering in Highwood, presents a lecture in French. Refreshments follow the lecture. $10/NM. Wilmette Public Library Auditorium, 1242 Wilmette Ave.; alliancefn.wlkcommunity.com. Coping With a Loved One’s Suicide April 16-May 21 (Mondays), 7-8:30pm. Jewish Child and Family Services provides this six-week support group for those who have lost loved ones to suicide within the last 18 months. $90. 255 Revere Drive, Northbrook; 847-745-5404; jcfs.org. Lake Forest College Political Panel April 17, 7:30pm. Lake Forest College presents “What Difference Has Mayor Emanuel Made? Assessing Rahm Emanuel’s First Year as Chicago Mayor.” Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, 555 N. Sheridan Road (Middle Campus); 847-234-3100; lakeforest.edu.

April 12, 2012 Sustainability.” Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St.; 847-247-9133; livingwellpt@gmail.com. Beth Judea “Tap the Torah” Program April 19, 7:45-9:15pm. The “Tap the Torah” program continues with Orin Rotman, who presents “Limits to Creativity? (A Bunch of Babel!)” Enjoy lively discussion, beer, soft drinks and snacks. $5 donation for first beer/ beverage (extra orders on individual checks). Buffalo Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor, 1180 Lake Cook Road, Buffalo Grove; 847634-0777; bethjudea.org. Roll With the Punches During Interviews April 20, 10:15am. John M. Orr, PhD., of Rogala & Orr, Inc. presents “Interview Survival – How to Anticipante the Unexpected.” Learn to field unexpected questions and understand interview techniques. $10/NM. Career Resource Center, Inc. Grove Cultural Campus, 40 E. Old Mill Road, Suite 105, Lake Forest; 847-295-5626; careerresourcecenter.org. CBG Antiques and Garden Fair April 20-22, 10am-5pm. The Antiques and Garden Fair returns for the twelfth year to the Chicago Botanic Garden, featuring 24 display gardens, guest speakers and more than 100 displays by dealers from Europe and the United States. Complimentary floral arrangement demonstrations take place April 21 and 22 at 11am, 1pm and 2pm. Advance tickets $12/M, $15/NM; $20/three-day pass; Day-of tickets $14/M, $17/NM, free/ children under 16 with adult; advance lecture tickets/$65, day-of/$70, $105/both lectures (all lecture tickets include three-day fair pass). 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe; 847835-5440; chicagobotanic.org. Northbrook Earth and Arbor Day Event April 21, 8:30am-2pm. The Village of CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

Village Treasure House Realtors’ Open House April 18, 10am-2pm. Shop and lunch with fellow Realtors at this unique consignment shop, featuring upscale and vintage home furnishings. Proceeds support women and families in crisis. Village Treasure House, 1460 Paddock Drive, Northbrook; 847-4209708; villagetreasurehouse.org.

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April 12, 2012 CALENDAR, PAGE 4 Northbrook and Northbrook Park District invite you to celebrate Earth and Arbor Day. More than 50 vendors will feature Earthfriendly ideas and concepts for homes and businesses. Take part in clean-up efforts, exhibits, demonstrations, pony rides, games and more. Recycling and document shredding take place near the Metra station at Walters and Shermer roads. Northbrook Village Green, Shermer and Meadow roads; 847-664-4016; northbrook.il.us. Lake County Family YMCA Casino Night April 21, 6pm. Celebrate 100 years of community impact at this benefit event, featuring casino tables, music from the Jack Baron Quintet, dinner, live/silent auction and a raffle (2012 Chevy Camaro or cash prize). $100 or $175/pair, $90/$160 for Y members. DoubleTree by Hilton, 510 East IL Route 83, Mundelein; 847-367-6797; ymcalakecounty.org. Highland Park Hospital Oral Cancer Screening April 22, 9-11:30am. Community members and NorthShore staff are eligible for this free oral cancer screening – including a visual exam of the neck, mouth, and throat, and physical exam of the salivary glands, lymph nodes of the neck and thyroid gland. The screening is not appropriate for individuals previously diagnosed or currently under treatment for head/neck cancer. Registration required. Kellogg Cancer Center, 777 Park Avenue West; 847-570-5020; northshore.org/calendar. Hadassah Mah Jongg Tournament April 22, 10am-3pm. Tamar-Modin Hadassah holds its first annual Mah Jongg tournament. Proceeds benefit Hadassah Hospitals. Registration required by April 12. $50 (includes breakfast brunch), free for Hadassah life members. Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling; 847-675-6790. Ethical Humanist Society Spring Festival April 22, 10:30am-12pm. The annual festival celebrates Earth Day and the seasonal renewal of life. Sunday School children display their musical talents, present a short dramatic salute to spring, and give out spring flowers in hand-painted pots for planting. 7574 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie, 847-677-3334; ethicalhuman.org. Save a Star Drug Awareness Benefit Features Classic Cars April 22, 11am-4pm. The Highland Parkbased non-profit’s benefit is the first to be held at the Klairmont Auto Collection. Larry Klairmont’s private collection features more than 350 classic cars, including RollsRoyces, Packards, Duesenbergs and more. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. $125, $62.50/ children under 10. 3111 N. Knox Ave., Chicago; 847-579-1300x153; saveastar.org. B’nai Tikvah Jewish Sports Program April 22, 7pm. The Empty Nesters group hosts B’nai Tikvah’s Bruce Wolf, presenting a program on Jewish sports figures. Learn about Jerry Reinsdorf, Theo Epstein and others. $6. 1558 Wilmot Road, Deerfield; 847-945-0470; bnaitikvah.net. Orphans of the Storm Benefit Dinner April 23, 5:30pm. Orphans of the Storm holds its 12th annual benefit dinner, “Golden Years – Celebrating the Joys and Rewards of the Older Pet.” Donations of services and items for the silent auction are being accepted. Registration required. $250, $2,500/Sponsor tables, $5,000/Patron tables. Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, Ten Marriott Drive; 847-945-0235; orphansofthestorm.org. Brae Loch Ladies Golf 2012 Season April 24, 8am. The Brae Loch Ladies Golf Association begins its 2012 season with a coffee meeting. League play starts May 1.

WhatsHappeningOnline.com Golfers with handicaps of 40 or less or who shoot 125 or less for 18 holes are welcome. Brae Loch Golf Club, 33600 N. US Highway 45, Grayslake; 847-356-9242; 847-680-7565. Buffalo Grove Lions Club Hearing Screenings April 24, 10am-2pm. The Lions Club of Buffalo Grove sponsors free hearing screenings during the annual Senior Citizen Expo. The 15-minute sessions are conducted in groups of five, and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The Arboretum Club, 401 Half Day Road, Buffalo Grove; 847-850-2117. Bnai Emunah Community Program April 24, 7pm. The Sisterhood of Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah hosts Rachel Durshlag, founder and Executive Director of the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation. Durshlag presents “Human Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation and How the Jewish Community Can Help.” 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette; 847-256-1213; bhcbe.org. AJEC 2012 Spring Series April 25, 10-11:30am. Adult Jewish Educational Co-op of the Northwest Suburbs kicks off its 2012 Spring Series of “Who’s Got the Power?” The first session features Lori Sagarin, presenting “Living a Life that Matters: How We Impart Ethical Grounding to Our Children and Grandchildren.” Subsequent sessions take place May 2 and 9. $15/session, $40/series. Congregation Beth Judea, 5304 RFD, Long Grove; 224-475-0390. Knit or Crochet with Chai Hadassah April 25, May 30 and June 27, 1pm. Knitters and those who crochet are invited to help Chai Hadassah work on blankets for the Linus Project or other projects. Meetings are held at a member’s Highland Park home. $5. 847-205-1900; northshore.hadassah.org. B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim Game Night April 25, 5:30pm. The Sisterhood of BJBE sponsors an evening of fun and games, with proceeds benefiting children’s and community projects. Enjoy mah jongg, bridge, canasta, poker, gin rummy and board games. Dinner and a gourmet dessert bar are featured. $36, $40 at the door. 1201 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield; 847-940-7575; bjbe.org. Stay Motivated During the Job Hunt April 26-May 17, 9:30-11:30am (Thursdays). Jewish Child and Family Services, in conjunction with J-Help, presents “Staying Motivated in a Tough Job Market.” Understand the personal barriers to motivation, find support, manage stress and create an action plan. JVS, 300 Revere Drive, Northbrook; 224-625-2819; jcfs.org. CareCenter Aromatherapy Program April 26, 6:30pm. Learn how aromatherapy can decrease stress, energize the body and relax the mind, body and spirit. Presented by certified aromatherapist Sharon Palmatier. Registration required. Midwest CareCenter, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview; 847-556-1778; carecenter.org. Long Grove Historical Society Appraisal Program April 28, 1-3pm. Antique expert Frederick Dose appraises antiques and collectibles (50item limit for the entire program). No jewelry or firearms produced after 1895 allowed. $15/ item, $5/attendees without items. Reed Turner Nature Center, 3489 Old McHenry Road; 847-438-7656; longgrovehistory.org. Rotary Club of Highland Park/Highwood Comedy Fundraiser April 28, 6pm. Enjoy live improv comedy from The Second City during this stop on the group’s Laugh Out Loud Tour. Proceeds benefit the club’s charitable projects. $100 (includes dinner and a live auction). CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook Anniversary Benefit April 28, 6:30pm. Celebrate 40 years of bringing hope to kids with this magical benefit event. Enjoy live/silent auctions, a raffle and entertainment by Ross Johnson, mind reader, mentalist and magician. Featured items include a Tiffany & Co. Metro Hinged Bracelet, Chicago Cubs tickets, nights out on the town and children’s items. $75. Hilton Chicago/Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 847-724-2620; youthservices-gn.org. Our Lady of the Brook Spring Bake Sale April 28 and 29. The parish’s first Spring “Priceless” Bake Sale features homemade baked goods. Sales are held after Mass (5pm Saturday; 8, 9:30 and 11:15am Sunday). 3700 Dundee Road, Northbrook; 847-948-5907; olbparish.org. Illinois Orchid Society Anniversary Show April 28 and 29, 10am-5pm. The Illinois Orchid Society’s “Celebrate Orchids” show features exhibitors and vendors from as far away as Taiwan. Guests include Tom Mirenda, orchid collection specialist at the Smithsonian Institution, and Miss Illinois 2011 Hannah Smith. $20 parking/NM. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe; 847-835-5440; chicagobotanic.org/plantshows. Townley Women’s Club of Deerfield Luncheon May 2, 11:30am. The Townley Women’s Club of Deerfield holds its last luncheon of the season. Northwestern University music department students perform Broadway show tunes. Register by April 28. Ravinia Green Country Club, 1200 Saunders Road, Riverwoods; 847-808-1984; 847-945-5639.


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Vernon Hills Park District ADULTS 11th Annual Loop the Lakes 5K Run/Walk April 28, 9am. The race begins at the Century Park Boat Dock shelter located north of Route 60 on Lakeview Parkway. The event fee includes a race t-shirt, refreshments and awards for the top two male and female race finishers in each age category. Awards will be given to the overall male and overall female first place race finishers. Check-in is at the Boat Dock shelter from 7:30-8:45am where race packets will be distributed. When using the Spring/Summer Registration Form to enroll, please include your t-shirt size. Registrations can also be made at signmeupsports.com. $20/through April 22, $25/April 23-race day. Tree & Bench Donations Residents and neighbors can honor a special person or commemorate a birthday or anniversary by donating a tree in a park. Trees are sold at cost with prices ranging from $225-$475 depending on the type of species selected, which include shade trees and evergreens. Trees can be personalized with a bronze plaque, which is also sold at cost. The park district also has benches that will complement any of its parks. Benches may be purchased for donation at a cost of $700, and personalized with a bronze plaque similar to the tree donation plaques. Prices for plaques start at $70. The Tree & Bench Donation order form can be found online or at the Park District Community Centers. For more information, call Cheryl Baron at 847-996-6933. Picnic Shelter Reservations Reservations are currently being taken for the 2012 summer season. Maximum capacities range from 96-150 people. Permits can be picked up at the Sullivan Community Center.

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Learn about Chinese culture and tea ceremonies at Aspen Drive Library on April 17. CHILDREN Free Family Kite Fly April 28, 11am. Parking is available at the boat dock shelter on Lakeview Parkway. Look for the signs leading to the island shelter for check-in. You may bring your own kite or purchase one from the Park District for $6. Registration is not required, but if you want to purchase a kite, call 847-996-6935. Century Park. Summer Day Camp Program Session I Final registration deadline is May 14 or until the camp maximum is reached. Refer

to the Summer Planner Guide for camp descriptions. Birthday Party at the Park District Choose from one of five themed parties for your child’s next birthday. Parties are held on weekends at the Hartmann Pavilion. Refer to the district’s website or the Winter 2012 brochure for details. To confirm date availability, contact Kelly at 847-996-6805. Ages 3-6. Vernon Hills Park District, 294 Evergreen Drive; 847-996-6800; vhparkdistrict.org.

Allen Meyer Memorial Scholarship Winner Announced Elizabeth O’Hara was recently named the winner of the second annual Allen Meyer Memorial Scholarship. O’Hara lives in Lincolnshire and is currently a senior at Adlai E. Stevenson High School. She plans to study history education and pursue a career as a bilingual history teacher at either the junior high school or high school level. The Allen Meyer Memorial Scholarship, which totals $2,000, is sponsored by the Friends of the Vernon Area Public Library in honor of former Vernon Area Public Library director Allan Meyer, who passed away in 2008. The scholarship is awarded to one high school senior in the Vernon Area Public Library District each year. Applicants for the scholarship are required to write an essay illustrating how the library has affected their lives or educational goals. Applicants also have to submit school transcripts that demonstrate their academic achievement. The Friends of the Library board president Angela Goodrich awarded the scholarship check to Elizabeth O’Hara on March 21. Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire; 847-634-3650; vapld.info.

Cook Memorial Public Library District ADULTS Tea Ceremony and a Taste of Chinese Culture April 17, 7pm. Learn about traditional Chinese culture, dance and music and experience a traditional tea ceremony. Presented by a representative of the Shen Yun Performing Arts Company. Registration required. Aspen Drive Library. The Search for the Unknown Titanic Child April 18, 7pm. Dr. Hal Tinberg discusses how scientists finally identified one of the children who perished during the sinking of the Titanic 100 years ago. Registration required. Cook Park Library. Former Secret Service Agent Clint Hill Discusses and Signs His Memoir April 23, 7pm. Former United States Secret

Service Agent Clint Hill, forever remembered as the Secret Service agent who jumped on the limousine after JFK was shot in an attempt to shield the President and the First Lady, discusses his new book “Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir.” Registration required. Aspen Drive Library. Money Smart Week - April 23, 7pm. Couponing 101. Blogger Christy Silkaitis of “The Shoppers Apprentice” provides the tools needed to cut your grocery bills in half. Registration required. Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St. - April 25, 7pm. Getting Through Tough Financial Times. Karen Chan from the University of Illinois Extension explains how to hone your skills in budgeting and debt management with tips for reducing spending,

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Interview Skills Workshop April 24 and May 22, 1-3pm. Learn to dress to impress, have the right answers and ask the right questions. Includes a lecture, mock interviews and group activities. Registration required. Cook Park Library.

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CHILDREN “Principals Read” Principals visit at 6:45pm on the following dates to read some of their favorite stories and talk about the importance of reading in their lives. Cook Park Library. - April 16. Mr. Knapp – Rockland School, Libertyville. - April 26. Ms. Waehner – Oak Grove School,

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Understanding Youth Suicide: The Importance of Getting Help The numbers are staggering. In the United States today, suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents and young people. While many teens are prone to periods of depression and anxiety, prolonged exposure to these emotions can result in cognitive changes that may lead to the decision of the teen to commit suicide. Even though suicidal ideation is serious, professional intervention to address underlying problems can provide the needed support to prevent suicide from occurring. Given the magnitude of the problem, it is important to consider the precipitating events that can lead an adolescent or young adult to consider suicide. Clearly, biological changes resulting as a consequence of puberty can contribute to the confusion and emotional upheaval experienced by many teens during this period of their lives. Placed in the context of dynamic changes in their social environment – including more freedom, romantic relationships and peer pressure – teens can experience significant distress that may otherwise be labeled by a parent or caregiver as “growing pains.” While it is indeed true that many teens experience growing pains, it is important for adults to remember that the social environment for adolescents and young adults has changed dramatically. An examination of the modern social environment in which many teens are reared demonstrates that today’s youth have access to information and resources that were once only available to adults. This shift, coupled with the ability of teens to access almost anything via the Internet, has served as the foundation of increased suicide rates in recent years. Changes in the mass media have also contributed to increased rates of suicide

among youth. Efforts to capture the attention of the youthful demographic have resulted in movies, television shows and songs that romanticize the concept of death. Teens that have other risk factors for depression and suicidal ideation may be more susceptible to the messages that are being sent through various media. When juxtaposed against peer pressure, many teens may feel pressure to commit suicide without recognizing the true scope of their actions. Although teenagers are often viewed as young adults, the reality is that most teens do not possess the cognitive skills and maturity to understand the concept of death and its implications. As a result, teens may glorify suicide as a viable alternative to the difficulties of life when problems arise. Coupled with the impulsivity of youth, the end result can be the decision of the teen to commit suicide without really understanding what this choice means. When synthesized together, the difficulties associated with adolescent development become more apparent. Even though the challenges facing adolescents are clearly overwhelming, parents concerned about their teens can provide help when problems arise. Parents that witness significant changes in their child’s mood or behavior should attempt to connect with their child to understand the problems and issues their children are facing. Parents must also be aware of the more subtle signs of mood disorders, including insomnia, changes in appetite and somatic complaints such as head and stomachaches. If parents are unable to connect with their teens or if connection does not result in an improvement in the child’s mood or symptoms, parents may need to consider professional intervention and support. Interestingly, 90 percent of teens that

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engage in suicidal ideation have a treatable psychiatric disorder. In most instances, teens become overwhelmed with depression or anxiety, which are the most common causes of suicidal behavior. While parents may believe that they can help their child, when serious mental health issues arise, parents will be best served to seek help from a professional for their child. Adolescence is a trying time for both teens and parents. For teens contemplating suicide, there is help. Professional treatment can provide the needed supports for teens to cope with challenges and overcome many of the obstacles associated with adolescence. A safe, comfortable place to share feelings

and thoughts will help alleviate the negative pressures teens are confronted with from their peers, society and family. Although this journey will not be easy, it is manageable. Suicide is not an inevitable fate for the depressed, distressed or anxious teen. Contributed by Dr. Michael Clatch Dr. Clatch practices at the Courage to Connect Therapeutic Center, 2400 Ravine Way, Suite 600, Glenview. Call 847-347-5757 or visit couragetoconnecttherapy.com. Email questions and comments to editorial@whatshappeningonline.com.

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1. North Suburban Synagogue Beth El in Highland Park sponsored a synagoguewide Mitzvah Day on Feb. 26, featuring guest speakers from the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. Congregants made lunches for PADS, put together “get well” packages for U.S. troops, stocked shelves with Kosher food for the Chicago Chesed Fund, brought canine friends to Brentwood Nursing Home, packed food at the Northern Illinois Food Bank and made blankets for sick children through Project Linus. 2. Area Rotary members – joined by Rotarians from Wisconsin, Nebraska and England – traveled to India in February to immunize children against polio. The 20member team joined other volunteers and health workers to administer drops of oral polio vaccine. “Until polio is eradicated worldwide, every child remains at risk,”

said Richard Rivkin, past president of the Rotary Club of Northbrook. “Although polio is 99 percent eliminated, the final one percent is the most difficult. We must continue our efforts until all children are protected against the tragic consequences of this disease.” 3. The Lake County Family YMCA has elected former Grayslake Mayor Timothy R. Perry to its Board of Directors. Senior vice president at State Bank of The Lakes, Perry has 30 years of experience in banking and lending and helped many small businesses start in Lake County. “We’re pleased to have Tim join the board and help us further our commitment to strengthen the community through programs and services that foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility,” said president and CEO Lynda Chott.


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Straight Talk with Robert Beall on Cystic Fibrosis Research “Venture philanthropy” has become a buzz term in the nonprofit sector over the past decade, but the concept was completely new to disease-focused charities when the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation decided to give it a try in 1998. Frustrated by the lack of progress toward targeted therapies for cystic fibrosis – a rare disease that afflicts just 70,000 people worldwide – Robert J. Beall, president and chief executive of the Bethesda, Marylandbased organization, added a bold new component to the foundation’s researchfunding strategy. Beall, who joined the foundation in 1980, launched a program aimed at absorbing the early financial risk involved in drug development as a way to entice for-profit companies to get involved in cystic fibrosis research. That strategy was vindicated with the approval in January of the first smallmolecule drug that directly interacts with the mutated protein responsible for cystic fibrosis. The drug, formerly known as VX-770 and now branded as Kalydeco (ivacaftor), has been a long time in the making. Yet all along the way there was Beall and his foundation, which has committed $315 million to forprofit companies for cystic fibrosis research over the years. Elie Dolgin spoke with Beall to learn more about his organization’s pioneering approach to philanthropy. - What does this drug approval mean for people with cystic fibrosis? It’s a very exciting time for our community. For the patients with this mutation – the G551D mutation, which represents four percent of U.S. patients – this is a life-

changing event. But equally importantly, we’ve validated the science that small molecules can ultimately make a difference in the clinic. So, this will pave the way now for the other modifying drugs in people with other kinds of cystic fibrosis mutations as well. - What was the rationale behind going venture style in the late 1990s? We had the gene. We had some targets. We understood the basic underlying defect. We had human cells, and we had indicator systems that could measure chloride levels. All these things could come together in a test tube, but it was taking academic scientists too long to do it. We had to accelerate the pace and bring industry in to that process, which meant we had to de-risk it. We had to take the early risk to draw them in. - Take me back to 1998. How did the collaboration between your foundation and Aurora Biosciences come about? I felt, and some work in the laboratory had suggested, that we were ripe to do highthroughput screening of small molecules for cystic fibrosis. I approached several groups – not many people returned my phone call – but Aurora Biosciences agreed. They were a contract organization that had a technology platform involving gigantic robots that could do high-throughput screening. We started a small collaboration that we later expanded to $40 million to screen thousands of compounds a day. They were great technology-wise, but we always say, “We’ll give you the money, but four times a year we’re going to meet with you face to face, and we’re going to encourage you with

Special Needs, Special Times In honor of spring being officially underway, this edition of “Special Needs, Special Times” has a green theme: green (and other colored) jellybeans, green (as in newbie) art skills and green philanthropic donations. Now is a great time to take a tour of the Jelly Belly jellybean warehouse factory. The candy maker’s Jelly Belly Visitor Center – located in Pleasant Prairie, Wisc., just outside of Kenosha – opens its doors to the public free of charge daily from 9am-4pm. A train ride, animated dancing chorus line and jellybeans stacked to the rafters are just some of the candy-licious delights that await visitors. Hop aboard the Jelly Belly Express, a fourcar train that travels through the warehouse at a top speed of five miles an hour. The train’s engineer narrates the 30-minute tour and makes seven stops at large video screens along the way. And no visit to this “sweet” tourist attraction would be complete without a sampling of the tempting Jelly Belly jellybean flavors the company is famous for. At the end of the tour, a sample bar beckons visitors to taste any of the 100 different Jelly Belly candies. Jellybelly.com. The Bughouse Studio in Skokie wants to bring out the artist in your special needs loved one. Designed to foster success in each individual participant, the organization offers a variety of classes for artists of all ages, with a focus on clay work. Bughouse Studio feels that all children and adults can be successful in its safe and caring environment that allows them to freely create, whether they are hand-building with clay or using the potter’s wheel. Students of all levels and abilities are welcome to take part in any class at any time. Bughouseartstudio.com. If you’re looking to help out a good cause while having a great time, get your tickets

milestones.” It was a business relationship that we established. It wasn’t a philanthropic relationship. - After Vertex Pharmaceuticals bought Aurora in 2001 and the lead compound moved into the clinic, how did the relationship evolve? Vertex had the capabilities that a big pharmaceutical company has in terms of taking a clinical candidate and moving it forward, doing the toxicology and trying to make the compound into an oral drug. We then brought in more people who knew the clinical aspects of CF (cystic fibrosis), and we also gave them something else: we had a clinical trials network. I always felt that money was one thing, but no company is going to come to us if they can’t do the clinical trials. So we started our own clinical trial network in 1998 and rolled it out in 1999. We now have 40 staff members in Seattle who run and coordinate clinical trials for CF and a network of about 80 care centers around the country with an on-site coordinator who recruits for clinic trials. - How much money did the foundation invest in Aurora-Vertex? Right now, we have invested $75 million in bringing forward VX-770 and VX-809, which are currently being tested in combination in people with the most common CF mutation. In the last year, we also committed another $75 million to Vertex to accelerate the development of a backup to VX-809 and to look for new molecules that might be important as we move forward. That’s not to say that VX-770 and VX-809 as a

combination therapy aren’t going to work, but we’re not going to wait to find out. - With Kalydeco now on the market, how will the foundation recoup some of its investment? We have royalty rights to the drug. We’re going to take that money and invest it back into the research. This is not foreign to us, because we previously sold the rights to an antibiotic called TOBI that we developed and licensed to a company called PathoGenesis for $20 million, and last year we sold our rights to the enzyme therapy liprotamase to Eli Lilly. Every time we get these dollars, we put them back into research, and that’s what our intention is to do now. That’s why we’ve been able to expand our medical programs. In 2010 we spent $70 million; this year we’re going to spend over $100 million. - Have other disease charities adopted the venture approach? Many of them are moving toward this model – including the Multiple Myeloma Foundation, the Michael J. Fox Foundation (for Parkinson’s Research), the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – and we’ve been mentors for many of these groups. The fact is that many of these boards are seeing what’s happened to the CF Foundation and are saying, “Why don’t we do that?” Reprinted with permission from Nature Medicine. Email questions and comments to editorial@whatshappeningonline.com.

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School Happenings Willowbrook PTO “Fun-Raiser” at Sweet Tomatoes The Willowbrook PTO’s Go Green committee invites all residents to enjoy an evening out with the kids at Sweet Tomatoes restaurant from 5pm-8pm on April 17. Sweet Tomatoes will donate 15 percent of sales generated by the PTO. The only requirement is that patrons must purchase a meal with a beverage. For more information, visit sweettomatoes.com or contact Go Green committee chair Lynne Sorkin at 847-559-2881. Sweet Tomatoes, 2351 Willow Road, Glenview. Introduction to Special Education The Northern Suburban Special Education District (NSSED) Association of Parents and Staff (APS) presents “Introduction to Special Education” from 9:30-11:30am on April 19, or May 12 at the NSSED Technology Center (located in the Safari Childcare building), 776 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park. Attendees will learn about the basic components of an Individual Education Plan (IEP) document, the identification and referral process if one is concerned that his or her child may need additional support, and how to effectively participate as a member of the school educational team. Space for this program is limited. To ensure a seat, RSVP to mades@nssed.org with your name, home telephone number and home school district by April 13 or May 4. Direct questions to Mary Ades at 847-831-5100, extension 2211. Rockland School Raises More Than $6,000 for American Heart Association Rockland students and staff recently raised $6,320 for the American Heart Association by jumping rope during a physical education class. Donating to the AHA took on new meaning when it meant that Rockland students and staff would be helping one of their own. Jack Iannuzzi, who has Factor V Leidengenetic blood clotting disorder, raised a total of $1,000 on his own. This is the second year in a row that 11-year-old Jack was the top fundraiser. “Jack was also our top fundraiser last year and he happens to be a kid who directly benefits from the American Heart Association research,” said Rockland’s physical education teacher Mike Kolar. Principal Jeff Knapp says he is proud of his students and teachers. “I continued to be impressed with the overall character of the Rockland student body and staff,” Knapp said. “They have risen to accept this great challenge and I could not be more proud of their efforts as shown by the money they raised for the American Heart Association.” This year, Rockland wanted 125 students and teachers involved in the fundraiser, but 142 actually pitched in. “As an incentive for meeting the extended goal, three Rockland students will get to toss pies at my face, and an additional three students will get to throw a pie at Principal Jeff Knapp’s face,” Kolar said.

Avoca Students Place Well at Northshore Concert Band Music Festival Students from Avoca West Elementary School performed in the Northshore Concert Band Music Festival at Northwestern Univeristy on March 17. The following students garnered either first or second place for their string performances: second graders Anya Liu and Mia Moline; third grader Keiden Eickbush; fourth graders Carol Klingler and Catelyn Pettersen; fifth graders Celeste Carsello, Samuel Kwon, Grace Lee, Yetong Li, Samuel Liu, Lilly Meehan-Egan, Becca Pollak, Lauren Russell, Julia Smulson and Charlotte Starr; and sixth grader Tennessee Fulks. Avoca students competed with hundreds of other students from 75 schools. Saint Mary School Chess Tournament Saint Mary School in Buffalo Grove recently held a two-hour chess club tournament with awards and prizes for each participant. The two tournament winners will additionally have their names inscribed on the school trophy. This is the fourth year Saint Mary has partnered with CheckMates Academy to offer chess club after school for children in kindergarten through eighth grade, where students learn everything from the basic rules of the game to chess theory. Copeland Manor Fourth Graders to be Published Authors Several Copeland Manor fourth graders will be honored for their essays in an upcoming Creative Communications bound book. The students submitted 250-word essays on “What is Important to Me,” according to teacher Ann Livermore. The selected writers and the titles of their works are: Niko Agiunaga, “Legos”; Molly Bath, “The Best Water Park Ever”; Rachel Bond, “Have You Ever Jumped on a Horse?”; Amanda Gourley, “Surf’s Up”; Cameron Hamilton, “The Birthday Surprise for My Grandma”; Samuel Hurh, “The Dog Farm”; Daphne Hurtle, “The City of Lights, Paree”; Elizabeth Manley, “My First Trip”; Bennett Scheunemann, “How Many Rides Are There?”; and Jonathan Simon, “Bugs, Dinosaurs, Fish, and Animals.” The students are in the process of proofing and correcting their drafts and learning about the printing process firsthand. Wescott Second Graders Perform “Library in the Sky” On March 15, Wescott School second graders performed the musical “The Library in the Sky.” The show featured the characters of Dr. Seuss, Google, Firefox, Safari, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Skype, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Students sang songs about Dr. Seuss, the Dewey Decimal System and the different types of books that they find in the library. “The children reminded us of the important role libraries and books play in our world even now,” said Principal Dr. Terri Carman. Music teacher BIll Vaananen wrote and directed the program.

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Age: 5 years Breed: Domestic Longhair Mix Gender: Female My Story: Folks describe me as a demure and sweet lady. I love getting petted and having my luxurious coat brushed. I came to Heartland because of allergies in my previous home. I’m on the mellow side, so a quiet home might be best. Come meet me today!

Age: 5 years Breed: Rottweiler Gender: Female My Story: If you like bigger dogs that are friendly, smart and protective, then I would be the perfect dog for you. I miss having my own family and I’d like to be part of yours. If you like boy Rotties, you might want to check out my friend King – he’s a real hunk!

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Age: 3 years Breed: Domestic Shorthair Gender: Male My Story: I may look aloof, but I’m really quite friendly. I miss cuddling up with my previous owners the most – they had to give me up as their new landlord doesn’t allow pets. Come in and let me show how much love I have to give!

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Age: 4 years Breed: Chihuahua Gender: Male My Story: Well, my “mojo” hasn’t been working so well lately. I really am a nice dog and desperately want to find my forever family. Stop by Orphans of the Storm soon – I would love to get acquainted and spend some quality time with you!

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How to Maintain Your Exercise Momentum Momentum – for success it is the critical ingredient. In sports, every winning team and every winning player has momentum. Even in business, momentum is vital; they say a business that isn’t growing is dying. Only 23 percent of the population exercises. I have often thought that if I could find a way to change that, I would be very rich. I would like to give you some of my tools to help give your loved ones some exercise momentum. If you have lost some of yours, perhaps you can regain it as well. I hear all kinds of reasons to not exercise: “I have no time,” “I’m afraid I’ll hurt myself,” “Exercising is boring.” Our business is essentially getting people to choose to make that leap. The funny thing about it is, when a person gets fit and finally realizes what they were missing, they become the most zealous proponents of exercise. Maybe someone you know and love needs to exercise, and it worries you. I cannot make anybody exercise – well, I can, but they need to open the door first – but I can help suggest ways to get rid of their excuses. Most non-exercisers need to hit rock bottom before deciding to do something. In our society, we don’t have many day-today activities that test our fitness – we get water from a tap instead of a stream, drive everywhere and sit in front of a computer all day. We don’t always feel the need for exercise like we do life’s other essentials, such as sleep, water and food. If we need sleep, we get sleepy; if we need food and water, we get hungry or thirsty. However, if we get weak, we don’t know it until a friend needs help moving something heavy or we can’t button our pants. Sometimes, our answer is to buy bigger pants. Before you can use any of these tools, the person must be receptive. Let’s start with “I have no time.” Now, this may be true, but what they are really saying is that they are unwilling to give up something – sleep, work or sedentary leisure – to make time. I suggest multitasking by pairing exercise with something they like, such as reading on the elliptical, taking the kids along while biking or running, or watching favorite TV shows only while on the treadmill. Another excuse is fear of exercise-related CONTINUED ON PAGE 13

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Train Your Brain to Think Thin Decide. Commit. Act. These are the words on my business card – my tag line. My years as an Exercise Physiologist have taught me a few things, and one of them is that getting healthy and losing weight starts with a decision that leads to a commitment and is followed by plans and action. As I tell my clients, their success starts from the neck up. Once that happens the rest is much easier. So I was thrilled when I was introduced (by my daughter and her supervisor) to a book that provides a road map to eating this same way. “The Beck Diet Solution – Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person” by Judith Beck, Ph.D. looks at changing your head in order to change your eating. I know, I know – you’ve all heard these things before. However, Beck’s book is different because it provides a program with which you prepare yourself ahead of time for what will happen. You know how it is; you go on a diet, start exercising and everything is going great until that “thing” happens – you know that “thing” – the one that makes you say, “Hey, I deserve to eat this because ...” - It’s okay because I haven’t eaten anything bad all day - It won’t matter if I eat this - I already cheated on my diet, so I might as well eat this, too - I can’t waste this food - My friend will be insulted if I don’t eat her cupcakes - I can’t stand feeling hungry

cravings in the past, but now I have lots of anti-craving techniques that I can use, which will make the craving go away. Besides, the discomfort of cravings is mild compared to the discomfort I felt when _______________________. I tolerated that, and I can certainly tolerate cravings. (You’re taught those anti-craving techniques prior to starting your eating program.) Sabotaging thought: I shouldn’t have to deal with this problem. Helpful response: I have three choices. 1. I can give up and stay at this weight – or, more likely, continue to gain weight every year. 2. I can diet on and off. Spend some days/ months/years eating whatever I want, some days/months/years trying to stick to a diet, and most of the time weighing more than I want to. 3. I can accept the fact that dieting isn’t fair and move on, continuing to do what I have to do to lose weight. I’m freely choosing this third option. I love this book and I use it with my clients. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read on how to train your brain to help you achieve your goals. Check it out – I think you’ll feel the same. Helane Hurwith, MBA, M.Sc. Exercise Physiology, is the owner of Body and Mind Powerhouse. Contact her at 847-414-6566 or visit helanehurwith.com.

Beck’s plan prepares you for these sabotaging thoughts by having you identify them, write them down on an index card, then turn the card over and write down a better response and action than eating. You’re planning ahead for the feelings you know you will have as you go through this process. You identify your sabotaging thinking and you write out your responses while you are strong and clear-headed. If you wait to deal with issues when they actually happen it’s too late – you’re in a weakened state and, unfortunately, willpower is highly overrated. But because of the response cards you’ve prepared you have a plan. Here are some examples that worked well for some of my clients:

Sabotaging thought: The next time I have a craving I won’t be able to tolerate it. Helpful response: I couldn’t tolerate

injury. If you have gotten hurt in the past, your approach needs to be modified as you are just going to get worse. Your body is not getting stronger sitting at your desk; it is getting weaker and more prone to future injury. At this point, it’s critical that you do something. Start out easy, but build up. “Easy” is relative, as you could realize you overdid it as much as two days later. Is it possible you may get hurt again? Of course, but the likelihood is no greater than when you lift your groceries out of the car. As we age, our bodies produce less and less of the hormones that regenerate tissue. In other words, our bodies are slowly dying. Exercise stimulates the mechanisms that regenerate tissue, thus slowing the degenerative process. Every minute you spend not exercising is causing your body to die a quicker death.

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Sabotaging thought: I deserve to eat when I’m feeling bad. Helpful response: I deserve to feel better. I deserve comfort. But I also deserve to be thinner. Comforting myself with food will only work temporarily, and I’ll feel even worse later.

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One of the best strategies for consistency is to find a workout partner. Besides the obvious camaraderie, you can utilize tricks to keep each other honest. Here’s one: both of you write a check to your most hated organization, then exchange checks. If you miss an agreedupon amount of workouts, the check gets mailed. You would be surprised at just how effective this can be, especially when you call your partner to say you don’t feel up for a run and they reply, “That’s okay, I’ll just send your check off to _____.” Ultimately, exercise is not about looking good or losing weight, it’s about quality of life. Life’s simple but cruel truth is that you either use it or lose it. It is much easier to keep than get back, so start now with five minutes of exercise, adding a minute a day until you’re up to 30 minutes and beyond. Ken Kasper is a trainer at Anytime Fitness in Northbrook. Visit anytimefitness.com for info.

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Manage Seasonal Allergies at Home and on Vacation What is seasonal allergy? Seasonal allergy generally refers to a specific allergic immune response to one or any number of pollens and molds. It can manifest as a classic runny, itchy, sneezy and swollen nose (rhinitis), sinus congestion (sinusitis) and/or eye irritation (conjunctivitis); but it can also affect the lung (asthma) and skin in the form of hives (urticaria) or rashes (eczema). Watery nasal and eye discharge are typical, but if swelling interferes with proper sinus and ear (Eustachian tube) drainage, mucus will soon become discolored (yellow, green, white or blood tinged), and usually signifies a secondary viral or bacterial infection. When is allergy season? To allergic individuals, there are many different allergy “seasons” which are best characterized by knowing one’s allergic profile (by way of skin testing) and where they reside. Pollen and mold allergens have regional variability and are prevalent at different times during the year depending upon where you live. A person will experience symptoms only if they are allergic to the allergen that’s prevalent at the time. Remember that allergies are additive, so a person will have increased symptoms if they have multiple sensitivities and if their allergy seasons overlap. For example, season overlap is common in the Midwest. As the snow melts, the wet mold season begins and lasts until the ground is frozen again, typically in December. Next, in mid-March tree pollen season starts and lasts until early June. Grass season then overlaps from May-June along with summer weeds, which start in May and last through the frost. Dry mold season tends to be from July to the frost, and is overlapped with the fall weed/ ragweed season.

With these timeframes, many allergy sufferers find it particularly difficult to function in May (tree, grass, wet mold and summer weed seasons) or August (summer weed, fall weed, ragweed and wet and dry mold seasons). What can I do about my allergy symptoms? Current effective treatments for allergy can range from over the counter (OTC) antihistamine products, to prescription medications to allergy shots. It’s reasonable for a mildly allergic person to start with a low potency OTC antihistamine such as loratadine (i.e. Claritin, Alavert) and may try OTC ketotifen fumarate eye drops (Zaditor) if needed. If there’s no improvement then OTC cetirizine (Zyrtec) is a good choice because it is stronger and lasts 24 hours, but it may produce side effects such as fatigue. Oldfashioned diphenhydramine (Benadryl) also works well but it has a shorter duration and may also cause fatigue. If OTC allergy medications aren’t helpful, then you may have multiple or severe allergies or some other problem. If your doctor suspects that it’s allergy, consider a consultation with a board-certified allergist to objectively test and educate you so that you may benefit from an individual treatment plan based on your allergic profile. Any tips for travel in allergy season? Plan a trip to a saltwater beach, cruise or desert getaway, preferably during your high allergy season. Allergen levels in these areas are typically low to nonexistent. Be advised that the beach effect diminishes if you are too far inland, in that the ocean breezes can only do so much to remove pollen and molds. Staying at the seaside is also beneficial

Vacationing on a saltwater beach can alleviate troublesome seasonal allergy symptoms. because the high salinity of its water and air has natural cleansing and healing properties. Also know that when traveling to the desert you may notice a diminished beneficial effect in large metropolitan areas (such as Phoenix). This is because many people who migrated there brought their native plants, which tend to bloom year-round. If such a vacation isn’t possible, then check your destination’s local pollen and mold counts at websites such as weather.com or pollen.com. If you have an idea of what your allergies are, then you’ll know if you need to take your medications with you. I would also advise that you start your preventative

therapies a good one to two weeks before you depart. When planning your trip home, and even if the beach seemed to “cure” you, remember to restart your allergy regimen a few days before you return. Allergy medicine always works better preventatively than after the fact. Contributed by Lisa Sullivan, M.D. of Highland Park. Specializing in pediatric and adult allergy, asthma and immunology. For more information, visit lisasullivanmd.com. Email questions and comments to editorial@whatshappeningonline.com.


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Sandwiches Star at DC Sarnies The Earl of Sandwich would hardly recognize his namesake contribution on today’s menus. Four and a half centuries after the English nobleman became the first person in recorded history to put meat between two slices of bread, his idea has been updated every which way. Long the staple of lunch and light meals, sandwiches have shed their characteristic Chuck Pecoraro format as burgers, clubs and just plain ham on rye to enter an eclectic smorgasbord with gourmet translations. Sandwiches have evolved with more style, substance and flavor, especially those at DC Sarnies in Deerfield, a trendy restaurant that has taken a leadership position in the upscale sandwich market. Introduced last May in a space previously occupied by a Bennigan’s, this venture is not to be confused with Panera, Subway or massmarketed burger joints. Sandwiches are works of art here, with at least 23 versions ranging from simple grilled cheese to connoisseurclass burgers tabbed at 15 bucks. Sarnies (the British slang word for sandwiches) is owned by Highland Baking Company in Northbrook, which of course delivers fresh loaves, rolls and buns daily in 15 varieties. Everyday white, rye and wheat share the cupboard with cuttingedge Chipotle Telera, Sammy Tuscan and Tomato Focaccia. Ingredients also come in numerous choices, like six meats and poultry, eight cheeses,

five sauces and 16 toppings, all of which encourage you to mix and match your way to a build-your-own bonanza of combinations and flavors. Though sandwiches are what Sarnies is all about, chief chef Keith Butts and sous chef Matt Maynard haven’t overlooked the appetite or two in every crowd that prefers a different direction. Salads (Southwest Cobb is a taste of Texas) and soups (Lobster Bisque has all the right touches) can be a meal unto themselves. Entrees like Miso Salmon and Sweet Chili Shrimp are further examples of their distinctive dishes. Big Macs and Whoppers pale by comparison to the burgers here. The Black and Bleu is a hefty handful, an eight-ounce mound of certified Angus beef beautifully blackened, broiled and bolstered with bleu cheese crust, caramelized onions, herbed garlic, mayo and tomato tucked into a sesame bun. The Surf and Turf appeals by including crab cake and Southwest remoulade, while the Cheddar Pretzel Burger is amped up with sharp cheese, spicy Dijon aioli and trimmings on a pungent pretzel bun. Sandwiches come with house made chips or fries cut from premium Yukon Gold potatoes. Among other signatures, the Cuban Panini emulates the flavors and flair of Havana. Ham, pulled pork, Swiss cheese and fried pickles are stimulated with a vigorous Cuban salsa on Chipotle Telera bread with a spirit all its own. Also artistically presented is the Kentucky Hot Brown, a down-home merger of turkey, bacon, Romano cheese and Roma tomato sloshed with good old country gravy. Creativity isn’t limited to sandwiches. We’ve never come across calamari prepared with an Asian-Latin vibe like this A-list appetizer. Fried squid are infused with a

Along with excellent sandwiches, DC Sarnies boasts a delightful Southwest Cobb Salad. ginger-hoisin personality of serrano chile, bell and jalapeno peppers and sweet-spicy hoisin sauce. Even desserts offer a surprise or two, such as tempting S’mores Cheesecake, Cherry Chocolate Bread Pudding and properly tart Key Lime Pie. Liquid assets include 27 craft beers, a decent wine list and Sprecher Orange Dream soda. Sarnies exudes casual comfort with a 164seat arrangement keyed to wooden floors, cozy booths, lively lounge and understated decor. The wait staff is youthful and eager to please.

Entrees: $13.95-$20.95 Sandwiches: $7.95-$14.95 Salads, soups, sides and sweets: $3.50-$14.95 Tidbits: Lunch, dinner, takeouts, catering and delivery seven days a week. Banquets for up to 60. Outdoor patio. Ample parking.

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Chuck Pecoraro has authored more than 1,500 restaurant reviews and food articles over the past three decades. His articles have appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Suburban Life, Naperville Sun, Fra Noi, and on two websites. Contact him at chuckpecoraro@sbcglobal.net.

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[1] Remove your roast from the fridge and let it come to room temperature (give it at least two hours). [2] Salt and pepper, and let sit an additional 30 minutes. [3] Preheat oven to 450 degrees. [4] In a food processor, grind the herbs, oil, garlic and butter until it forms a paste. [5] Rub meat with paste. [6] Place in a pan with a rack, fat side up. [7] Put in oven for 15 minutes, then lower temperature to 325 degrees and roast for 30 minutes. [8] Remove pan and add veggies all around beef, into drippings; if drippings are scarce, add about ½ cup of broth. [9] Continue cooking until internal temperature is 135 degrees (approximately 45 minutes). [10] Remove from oven. [11] Remove beef from pan, and set on a platter to rest for at least 15 minutes (do not skip this process). The internal temperature will continue to rise. [12] While the beef rests, place the pan with the veggies on the stove (using two burners) over a high heat. [13] Add the beef stock and cook until liquid has reduced by half. [14] Strain, discard veggies, and pour au jus into gravy boat or individual ramekins. [15] Debone the beef, carve into slices and serve with au jus. Serves approximately 12. Kim Bisk and her husband Ellory own and operate Kim & Ellory’s Kitchen, a personal chef and catering business that serves Northern Ill. and Southern Wis. Visit them at kimandellory.com, or call 224-622-2306. Email questions and comments to editorial@whatshappeningonline.com.

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Dream in Technicolor at the Marriott Theatre MIC Jazz All-Stars April 15, 3pm. Led by trombonist Audrey Morrison, the Music Institute of Chicago Jazz All-Stars swing the house with an artful collection of jazz and be-bop. The ensemble includes Chicago performers Jeremy Kahn (piano), Ernie Adams (percussion), Art Davis (trumpet) and Wendy Morgan (vocals). $10. Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road; 847-432-1515; highlandparkcommunityhouse.org. Olympian Genius April 15, 4pm. The Northbrook Symphony presents a concert featuring two works by Beethoven and dances from Gluck’s “Orfeo.” Guest pianist George LePauw performs using a high-tech Yamaha piano, digitally capturing the performance – keystroke for keystroke – including pedaling and other nuances. A lecture from Jim Kendros precedes the performance at 2:30pm. $25-$45, $8/children and students with ID. Sheely Center for the Performing Arts, 2300 Shermer Road; 847272-0755; thenso.org. Ten Chimneys Thru April 15. For decades, Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne entertained the most influential artists of their time – from Noel Coward to Sydney Greenstreet – at Ten Chimneys, their legendary Wisconsin retreat. When a young Uta Hagen arrives to rehearse the Lunts’ latest production, she sparks an offstage romantic triangle that rivals any onstage drama. $25$60. Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; 847-673-6300; northlight.org. An Evening with Groucho April 19, 1 and 8pm. Frank Ferrante has entertained audiences with his portrayal of comedic genius Groucho Marx for 25 years. Ferrante brings the timeless artist back to life – waggling eyebrows, thick moustache, cigar and all. $35-$45. Metropolis Arts Performing Center, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights; 847-577-2121; metropolisarts.com. Little River Band April 19, 8pm. Formed in Melbourne, Australia, Little River Band racked up plenty of hits stateside between 1976 and 1983, including “It’s a Long Way There,” “Help Is On Its Way,” “Reminiscing” and more. $20-$55. Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire; 847-499-5000; viper-alley.com. Shen Yun 2012 April 19-22, 2pm (Sat-Sun) and 7:30pm (Thu-Sat). Shen Yun Performing Arts revives the essence of traditional Chinese culture on stage, incorporating an orchestra with Western and Chinese instruments, acrobatic dancers and stunning backdrops. All new for 2012, Academy Award-winning actress Cate

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CONVERSATIONS IN COMMERCE

Harold Lebovic – The Heartland Spa and Fitness Resort Harold Lebovic is president of The Heartland Spa and Fitness Resort, located 90 miles south of Chicago in Gilman and nestled on 32 acres of pastures and woods. The fully-equipped destination spa welcomes and nurtures guests through a variety of fitness, nutrition and stress management programs. Enjoyed by thousands over its 29-year history, the spa offers a setting in which guests can relax, unplug, and focus on individual lifestyle goals. WH! What was your very first job? HL: My first job was when I was 12 years old. One of my chores was to mow our lawn. My dad paid me $8 a week to mow the lawn, and I paid another kid $5 to do it! Our lawn always looked great, which resulted in me getting asked to cut other lawns in the neighborhood…but I’d hire my friends to do the work! I supplied my dad’s lawn mower. The kids would get paid a portion of what I made, and I made some, too. I did the same thing in the winter with shoveling snow – a nice little business for a 12-year-old! WH! Outside of your current field, what other occupations, if any, have you pursued? HL: In my adult life I’ve focused on the real estate business – mainly owning and building a real estate brokerage company, which resulted in five offices. I also buy and sell real estate on my own. In the past 20 years or so, my true passion has been the health and fitness industry, having owned and operated health and fitness spa/resorts – one in Florida, and now The Heartland Spa and Fitness Resort in Gilman. WH! Name one person you’d consider a hero or role model and explain why. HL: I’d have to say that my role models are

the men that wrote our Constitution. In my opinion, they were far ahead of their time and were true geniuses. WH! What’s your favorite way to relax after work? HL: This may not be the “correct” answer, but my favorite way to relax after work is to watch some mindless funny TV. It lets me turn my brain off a little. My significant other will tell you that I like to get involved with the making of dinner; this, too, helps me unwind. WH! Tell us about a work experience from which you learned a valuable lesson. HL: I learned very early in my career that I was not the smartest guy in the room, so my goal was to make enough money to hire the smart people! I never pretend to know everything. I am always learning and always open to what others have to say. WH! Where do you go on your lunch break and why? HL: A lunch break? What lunch break? I usually grab something on the run, if I have time to stop at all. I am constantly on the go, so I usually keep a healthy snack in my car. WH! Make up a question for yourself and answer it. HL: “What do you hope to leave behind when it is time to leave this earth?” I hope I leave behind a family that has wonderful memories of our times together. I learned a long time ago that you leave this earth with the same thing you came with: absolutely nothing. Every day needs to be a good one – connecting with the people you love and care about. Nobody knows what tomorrow will bring, so make today the best it can be.

WH! The one business tool (Blackberry, Wall Street Journal, LinkedIn, etc.) I can’t live without is: HL: I cannot live without my iPhone. But, The Heartland Spa has taught me that the more important technology has become in our lives, the more important it is to have a place like The Heartland where folks can unplug, relax and unwind. We all need a break sometimes. WH! Tell us about the best business trip you’ve ever been on. HL: I go to Las Vegas twice a year to meet with the owners of other destination spas throughout the country, including Canyon Ranch, Golden Door, the Biggest Loser Resorts, Cal-a-Vie Health Spa, Red Mountain Resort and others. We share a lot of information and learn a great deal from one another. WH! If you could have gotten in on the ground floor of any business deal in history, what would it have been? HL: Viagra – just kidding! WH! What’s your best advice for someone just starting a business in the local area? HL: Like the Nike tagline says, “Just do it!” If you believe in something, trust your gut instinct and go for it. You’ll never know what kind of success you could have if you don’t try. That’s what I did. WH! How did you get your start in business? HL: In 1974, my father did not have extra money, but he got a loan from Devon Bank for $6000. I put his $6,000 with my life savings of $6,000 and used it as down payment to buy a 10-unit building at 1650 Farwell in Rogers Park. I had no clue what I

was doing. I just knew that I wanted to buy this building in the worst way. Fortunately, everything worked out! WH! Name three information resources (print, web, personal) that are essential to your company and explain why. HL: All three are pertinent to the success of The Heartland Spa. Print advertising helps us get the word out to our guests, so we invest in this type of marketing on a regular basis. We also recently launched a brand new website, which we are very proud of. Most of our reservations come from the Internet and our site allows guests to check availability and connect with our staff seven days a week. Most importantly, we encourage feedback from our guests and we always listen to what they have to say. The Heartland is small (only housing 32 visitors at a time), so there is a lot of communication and interaction between our staff and our guests. We’re very lucky; a majority of our guests are either repeat visitors or come to us via word of mouth. WH! Tell us about one person or company who has been instrumental in the success of your business and explain why. HL: Our Executive Director, Sherry Gossett, has been extremely instrumental in the success of our business. She stepped up to the plate when our former director retired and didn’t miss a beat. Sherry cares about The Heartland as much as I do and wanted to do everything possible to keep us successful. She’s a great communicator and open to new ideas, which I appreciate. She’s a true team player. I feel very fortunate that she is part of The Heartland. CONTINUED ON PAGE 22

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Glenview House Celebrates Anniversary Glenview House opened its doors one year ago, and owner Steve Podjasek, Chef Grant Slauterbeck, general manager Don Westhoff and the Glenview House team showed their appreciation on April 11 with a day of food and drink specials. The extensive drink selection includes more than 100 beers on draught and in bottle and over 100 whiskies. Glenview House, 1843 Glenview Road; 847-724-0692; theglenviewhouse.com. Carousel Linen Moves to Highland Park Under new ownership since 2005, Carousel Linen has rented specialty table linens for more than 47 years. The company opened its doors in Highwood, moved to Lake Bluff and now operates in downtown Highland Park. Carousel Linen supplies weddings and galas nationwide with top-of-the-line table linens, along with dressing tables at many major Chicago hotels, museum benefits and

high society fundraisers. Consultants are on hand to assist with linen selections. Carousel Linen, 616 Laurel Ave., Highland Park; 847-432-8182; carousellinen.com. Stash’s Celebrates 44 Years, Grand Opening of 2nd Street Enoteca Highland Park’s oldest restaurant celebrates 44 years of business this year, along with the grand opening of sister restaurant 2nd Street Enoteca. A ribbon-cutting ceremony with Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering takes place April 17 from 4-5pm. After 5pm, Stash’s transforms to 2nd Street Enoteca (Italian for “wine bar”), a full-service Italian restaurant. One of the area’s only BYOB (no corkage fee) establishments, 2nd Street features a contemporary menu made up of local, organic and sustainable items. 5-9pm (Tue-Thu), 5-10pm (Fri-Sat). 1825 Second St., Highland Park; 847-433-3400; 2ndstreetenoteca.com.


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Varicose Veins: Unattractive, and Potentially Dangerous It is not surprising that the majority of people have heard of varicose veins. No one really likes them, since they have a reputation of being unattractive, but most people don’t realize they can also cause serious health issues. What are Varicose Veins? The full name of the disease is actually “insufficiency of superficial veins of lower extremities,” or more simply, “venous insufficiency.” Besides being unsightly, the condition can cause multiple other signs and symptoms, like tiredness, heaviness in the legs and feet, cramps, brown discoloration, restless leg syndrome, swelling, numbness, itching, and burning. “Spider” veins—small blue, bluish or purple vessels (technically called telangiectasia)—are a manifestation of this disease as well, if they form in the legs and feet. Once venous insufficiency progresses, complications can develop, like thrombophlebitis, trophic ulcers, reperfusion cellulitis, swelling of an extreme degree called anasarca, progressive infections called phlegmasia, and even skin cancer. Other, less common problems include chronic pelvic pain and orthostatic hypotension. What’s really going wrong in these veins? It all starts in the small folds on the inside lining. In a vein of a normal diameter, the folds located on opposite walls can reach each other to form a valve, allowing blood to move only in one direction: upstream. Such veins are called “competent” or “sufficient.” In even slightly enlarged veins, those folds do not meet. The blood, therefore, can go either direction. The abnormal valves are appropriately called “incompetent,” and the vein is called “insufficient.” Normally, blood in our legs moves against gravity to reach the heart; in an insufficient vein, however, the blood will be directed vertically down, toward the feet. Health Consequences Insufficient veins can have many detrimental consequences. The ones most people know about are mechanical—such as dilated, varicose veins; and swollen legs and feet. However, many people don’t realize the biochemical consequences, like increased toxins in the blood. The blood flowing through our veins is “used” blood. It doesn’t contain oxygen or nutrients, and it’s loaded with carbon dioxide and other end products of metabolism. These waste materials need to be filtered through the kidneys, liver, gastro-intestinal tract, and lungs, and eventually, expelled from the body. Typically, the body

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My Business Story, etc. Fitness and Fat Loss a New Way – Safe, Efficient, and Sustainable Searching for an efficient way to get physically fit and to lose body fat?... This may be your answer. A Unique Approach to Exercise In 2000, Brian Cygan, , a personal trainer with a degree in Kinesiology from Northern Illinois University, found that a full-body workout could be achieved in a short amount of time using slow, controlled, safe movements of sufficiently high intensity, focused on individual muscle groups. The approach is rooted in the idea of the “20 minute stimulus”. Exercise, if sufficiently challenging, will stimulate the body to produce an adaptive response (i.e. muscles adapt and grow stronger). But if an exercise is challenging enough to produce the desired adaptive response, then it can’t be done for very long. The simple reason is that each muscle cell has a limited supply of stored energy; once that stored energy is used up, the muscle loses it capacity to perform work. As a result, a single muscle group can be worked effectively in as little as 60 seconds, making it very practical to achieve a total body workout in 20 minutes. And because your muscles need time to rest, recoup and rebuild between workout sessions, only two, 20-minute sessions per week allows you to achieve your desired level of fitness - less than of 1% of your time in a week. Sounds hard to believe, but there’s a long list of “Raving Fans”. Brian founded The Exercise Coach Studios, a professional, clean, ultra-safe environment, guided by a nationally certified coach in each personal workout session. The clients work on exclusive, computer-controlled equipment adjusted precisely to fit individual specific physique, fitness level and capabilities. That’s why the program is just as effective for an out-of-shape 65-year-old as it is for a physically-fit high school or college athlete. Vernon Hills resident Marlene Gregory is a believer. Marlene, 61, has been a runner all her life, but began working out at The Exercise Coach studio in Libertyville in August 2011 after giving a membership to her husband Larry as a gift. “I used to go three or four mornings a week to an exercise class and then on the weekends I would run,” she says. “I see more improvement now than when I was doing all that.” “I was skeptical about the whole concept at first, but the equipment is very efficient and effective at giving you a full body workout in a short time, and they’re calibrated for each person’s own body and strength,” she said. “When you’re done, you know you’ve had a complete workout.” The exercise portion of this program will definitely make you stronger and contribute to weight loss, but if you’re really focused on optimizing

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Our “Metabolic Comeback” program is based on 21st century science and 16 years of real-world experience. Our “quality” vs. “quantity” strategy is designed to focus your exercise and nutrition efforts on what really makes a difference. During your Metabolic Comeback program we evaluate your current fitness level and body composition, teach you the facts of fat loss, acclimate you to deep muscular stimulation, launch your 30-Day Metabolic Reset, restore your body’s ability to metabolize food and burn fat, reinvigorate your muscles and mobility, and help you choose foods that heal instead of foods that hurt your body. You’ll quickly improve your blood sugar levels and your metabolism, and our high-tech workouts will optimize your fat burning hormones. The Exercise Coach team is there every step of the way, providing guidance, encouragement and accountability. And, the comprehensive Personal Nutrition Playbook provides structure both during and following the program as you transition to a healthy eating lifestyle. With proper dedication you’ll be able to join our list of “Raving Fan” clients who report results like these: “Without one minute of conventional cardio I lost 40 lbs. of body fat.” Ward C., Lake Zurich “A year ago I was grossly overweight, never worked out and it hurt just to walk. Now I’m 65 pounds lighter, 44 inches smaller and I take the stairs. What’s the magic? The Exercise Coach! JoAnn S. Schaumburg. Owners Carol Coleman, 54, and Kevin Coleman, 61, lead by example in working out only twice a week, and have lost 25 and 38 pounds respectively by changing to a healthy eating lifestyle (Kevin is a big guy and had lots to lose!). The Exercise Coach studio is in the Cambridge Plaza shopping center, 862 South Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. 847-680-3761. Carol and Kevin invite you to come in for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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Cameras are Big Thumb Drives Cameras are truly big storage device enclosures with a lens. Obviously they do much more, but to your computer they are just another drive. If you pop out the portable storage – oftentimes an SD Card – a computer can accept it with a USB card reader. Upon insertion, you will be presented with a variety of picture options and general options. The simplest is often the best. Get Your Photos Without Camera Software 1. Under “General options,” choose “Open folder to view files” 2. You will see a basic folder view with all

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the files 3. Simply choose the images you want and copy them to the folder on your computer 4. Delete the files off the SD Card No additional software was needed. It’s something most users are comfortable with: copying files from one place to another. Camera Makers Fight Back This brings us back to the Techlife reader, who followed this how-to with ease for their photos, then asked about the movie files. After careful review, it seems the camera shipped from the manufacturer set to record in a non-standard format. Worse, there was no mention of this anywhere and the only way to access the few movies was – you guessed it – the software that shipped with the camera. The simple fix was to switch the camera to record in a standard movie format, and then ignore the installed software once again. New Camera? File Basics For all new camera purchases, take a few test shots and test movies before you do anything. If the files are easy to copy to your computer with the additional software, great. You’re done. If they aren’t, change the file format the camera saves in, and then try again until you do. In the end, the camera should have files allowing you to use the software of your choice to modify still images and movies, not the other way around. And what of our Techlife reader? I’m happy to report the movies are now set to record in a standard format, and we should see a lot of new cat videos on YouTube. What is Online? Techlife is both a print and online experience. Go online at dkworldwide.com/ techlife to share how you get photos and videos off your device. Dave Kaufman, a syndicated columnist, owns DK Worldwide, a design, web, print, and social media marketing firm that helps clients with online and offline challenges. Contact Dave, it’s easy: techlife@dkworldwide.com, or follow him on Twitter – @dkworldwide. You know you want to. Email questions and comments to editorial@whatshappeningonline.com.

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WH! What aspect(s) of your business are you most proud of? HL: I am most proud of how we change people’s lives for the better – one guest at a time. Some change in big ways, some in small ways, but all leave The Heartland feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.

WH! What’s your favorite wall decoration (plaque, poster, picture, etc.) in your office? HL: We have so many inspirational messages on the walls of The Heartland, but the simple word “relax” – posted in our entrance – is probably my favorite, and most applicable to what The Heartland is all about.

WH! Given unlimited resources, what would you change about your business/industry? HL: True destination health, fitness and wellness spas/resorts are few in number, and cost millions to open. If I had unlimited funds, I would open many more “Heartlands” around the country.

WH! Are you a Mac or a PC? HL: PC for sure! My brain does not have enough room to learn Mac – I was a “late adopter” to the world of computers!

WH! What exciting things are on the horizon for your business, and where will it be in five years? 15 years? 30 years? HL: Every day is exciting in this type of industry. I truly believe that health issues, obesity, and the stress of everyday life will make local “wellness” getaways like The Heartland more of a necessity, not a luxury. WH! What’s the next technological innovation that will change the way we all do business? HL: I think getting away from technology may be the next innovation. We need to get back in touch with nature, ourselves and each other. Mother Nature is much smarter than

WH! Why did you start your business in this area of metropolitan Chicago? HL: I grew up here, I live here, and I like the Midwestern people and their attitudes/values. WH! How does the North Shore or north suburban clientele affect your business? HL: Most of our visitors are from the North Shore. We are only 90 miles south of Chicago, so we are close enough for them to get to us with ease, yet the farmland that houses the Heartland makes it feel like they are far away. There’s something very special about the peaceful tranquility of The Heartland. The Heartland Spa and Fitness Resort, 1237 E. 1600 North Road, Gilman; 815-683-2182; 800-545-4853; heartlandspa.com.


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1. Daisy Scout Shayna Zavell showed Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering the badges she’s earned during First Bank of Highland Park’s celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts last month. 2. In celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim, Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah, Wilmette held its Purim carnival last month where kids enjoyed games and activities and had a chance to meet Cubs legend Milt Pappas. 3. Copeland Manor fifth-grader Reese Dannenfeldt holds the artwork she designed to win the statewide Illinois Arts Education Poster Contest.

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