The North Shore Weekend East, Issue 144

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At all costs

Wilmette

Swimming: Langdon Beach, 1398 Sheridan Road; Gillson Beach, 101 Lake Street Sailing: Gillson Beach, 101 Lake Street Food: Gillson Beach house offers concession stand food; visitors can bring food and eat only at the designated picnic areas Facilities: Gillson Beach North Shore beaches offers a beach house with restrooms; Langdon Beach has a vary widely in fees portable bathroom they charge Parking: Gillson season parking pass $17 residents, $103 By EMILY SPECTRE non-residents; Daily weekday By Emily Spectre fee $10 residents, $12 non-reshe North Shore’s location idents 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Daily weekends $12 residents, $15 he Winnetka Village along Lake Michigan non-residents; Langdon offCouncil approved a contract makes its beaches a destinafor $85,683 to renovate and tion for anyone seeking a break street parking only restore the doors on its landmark from summer heat. Daily Fees: $4.50 residents, Village Hall building at a recent But just how much does it cost $9 non-residents 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; meeting. to spend the day at the beach? $2 residents, $4 non-residents The Village Hall renovation We researched each suburb’s 6-8 p.m. was finished in 2012, but work on beach fees and amenities from Ethan Steiner enjoys the water at Forest Park Beach in Lake Forest. Photography by Joel Lerner Season Passes: Individual the 17 interior and exterior doors Wilmette to Lake Forest, taking $41 resident, $103 non-resident, was not completed at that time. into account costs for residents non-residents. Highland Park $910 for an annual seasonal bring their stuff down the bluff. Family of four $101 resident, The Village hired architect versus non-residents and daily offers free beach admission to parking pass. For residents, WilSeasonal passes are the optimal $206 non-resident Flotation: No Mary Brush of Brush Architects, fees versus seasonal. Parking was non-residents but charges them mette’s Gillson Beach is the most choice for residents who like to who worked on the Village Hall a complicating factor. Some $20 a day to park. Lake Forest expensive with a daily fee of soak in the sun frequently. WinRentals: Sailboats, kayaks and during the renovation and special- beaches offer free admittance to presents a unique challenge for $4.50, with parking as high as netka’s season pass is a deal for a paddle boards, picnic shelters, izes in historic preservation, to non-residents but charge for non-residents; while admission $12 over the weekend. family of four at $70, while seniors grilling permits oversee the project. The nature of parking or don’t offer it at all. is $10 on weekends and holidays, Lake Bluff and Highland Park enjoy free admission. Glencoe’s Other amenities: Spray playthe project required hiring three Some charge beach fees but street beach parking is for Lake Forest tie for the best deal for local season pass is the most expensive, ground, volleyball, special events separate contractors: one to restore parking is free. residents only. Daily parking residents with free admission and at $129 for a family of four. The most costly beach on the passes are not available – out-of- parking. But it’s worth noting and fabricate new hardware, Here are the fees and amenities Kenilworth another to restore the wood and North Shore for non-resident town visitors either hoof it from Glencoe’s resident daily fee of $4, of North Shore beaches, starting Swimming: Kenilworth visitors is Kenilworth, which downtown where free parking is which includes free parking and from the south and heading Continues on page 12 charges $15 a day per person for available for a limited time or pay a courtesy cart to help patrons north: Continues on page 12

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Winnetka woman gets to heart of the matter By Holly Marihugh

J

udy Meikle likes to take someone else’s hand, often a person she barely knows, and place it on her heart.

The 63-year-old Winnetkan has the heart of a 21-year-old hero beating inside her chest. That hero was Corporal Benjamin S. Kopp, a decorated Army Ranger wounded in

Afghanistan in 2009, who gave life at the moment of his death. July 20 marks the sixth anniversary of Ben’s heart beating for Judy. “It’s a miracle,” Judy says about her transplant. “By living with someone else’s organ, you are allowing part of that person to live on. So I don’t know of a better tribute to someone than to have his heart beating inside you. Or for the donor’s family to know that part of their son,

father, mother, brother, cousin, friend, or whoever, lives on in another person. “That’s a miracle. There’s no doubt about it.” The intersection and then crossroads of Judy and Ben’s lives took this direction: Judy was diagnosed seven years ago with a heart condition, non-compaction syndrome, Continues on page 12

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Conway Farms ready for second swing at championship I

rate skyboxes, spectator seating and more. For the second time in three years, Conway Farms is hosting the BMW Championship, welcoming the best 70 golfers in the world to Luke Donald’s club in Lake Forest. The FedEx Cup tournament will be played Sept. 17-20 with practice rounds and pro-ams taking place in the days before it begins. Back in 2013, for its first bigtime pro tournament after hosting a number of important amateur t’s a quiet Tuesday at Conway events, Conway had much to Farms Golf Club. A few golfers prove. Capturing the PGA Tour sit with drinks on the bluestone Event of the Year signified its patio before their rounds. A waiter achievement. What is the delivers salads to an elegant room measure of success this year? featuring a list of the club’s presi“That the players, the members, dents on the wall. and the community have a great The calm setting belies what’s week and that we’ve improved coming; a major PGA Tour event upon 2013,” says Todd Marsh, the featuring more than 145,000 club’s general manager. spectators roaming the private Jim Furyk’s 59 on the Tom club’s 209 acres. Fazio-designed course was the big “The first truck arrived yester- surprise of the last tournament day,” says Robin Martin, member- (watched by Lake Forest’s Chip ship services coordinator at Beck, who had previously notched Conway. Scores more will be that rarest of golf scores). Seeing traversing the gates this summer, big names such as Tiger Woods carrying materials to build corpo- and Phil Mickelson up close

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excited North Shore fans. Like this year, the Evans Scholars Foundation — which provides college tuition for caddies — will receive significant money from the tournament’s proceeds. Of course, the inaugural event had its pitfalls. Torrential rains on Sunday meant the BMW Championship was forced to end on Monday, a day later than expected. “It was like you’re running a marathon and then having to go an extra two miles. The challenge is you’re trying to get that extra day of volunteers,” recalls Marsh. Even before that, a problem emerged that no one anticipated. “We were not ready for the level of phone calls. When I say it was ringing every 30 seconds, I kid you not,” Martin says. So a few changes will be implemented this year. A volunteer staff of women members will help answer phones (the signup sheet was filled in three days). Better signage and seating (including bucket chairs) will greet spectators. More parking will be available, and additional Metra trains will be added for drop-off at Lake Forest’s two train stations.

Military members will enjoy their own outpost at the 8th green. The driving range has been expanded. It’s hard to underestimate the importance of having hosted the tournament before. “We had no playbook for an event that size,” Marsh says. Adds Martin, “There’s so much more we’re comfortable with this time.” Both know they and their dedicated staff face 14-hour days that week in September, but they can’t wait. The adrenaline carries them through. And for Marsh, the knowledge that he can avoid being a TV personality is a blessing. Last time, he faced a live interview at 5:30 a.m. The questions were not in the order he had been told. “I froze. I stumbled through it. They cut me off, thank God,” he says. “They’re not asking me this time.” Enjoy the weekend.

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residents; $90 non-residents; family of four $70 residents and Beach, Sheridan Road $112.50 non-residents; resident Food: No concessions. Visi- seniors free, resident and nontors are welcome to bring food resident under 3 free to eat at the beach or at tables Flotation: No Facilities: Beach house with Rentals: Tower Beach offers restrooms umbrellas and chairs; no rentals Season Pass: Individual $30 of sailboats, canoes, kayaks or resident, $75 non-resident, similar vessels Family of four $90 resident, Other amenities: Elder Lane $150 non-residents Beach has playground, volleyball Daily Fees: $5 residents, $15 court; Tower Road Beach offers non-residents a volleyball court, wet sand play Parking: Off-street area, boardwalk from parking Flotation: No lot to beach house, two foot Rentals: No paths, picnic area; Lloyd Park Other amenities: None offers boat launch

Winnetka

Swimming: Tower Road Beach, Tower and Sheridan Road; Maple Street Beach, Maple and Sheridan Road; Elder Lane Beach, Elder Lane and Sheridan Road Sailing: Lloyd Park, 799 Sheridan Road Food: Tower Road Beach house offers concessions and vending machines; visitors can bring food and are permitted to eat on the beach or in picnic areas Facilities: Each of the swimming beaches has a beach house with restrooms Parking: Tower Beach upper parking lot free, lower parking available for free to residents with Winnetka car registration sticker; Maple Beach off-street parking; Elder Lane Beach offstreet parking Daily Fees: $5 residents/$10 non-residents Season Pass: Individual $55

Glencoe

Swimming: Glencoe Beach, 55 Hazel Avenue Sailing: Perlman Boating Beach, 55 Hazel Avenue Food: Little Red Hen runs concession stand – hot dogs, pizza, nachos and other snack food; visitors can bring food and eat on the beach or at picnic areas Facilities: Beach house with restrooms Parking: Free parking lot with courtesy cart that runs daily to help patrons with items down the bluff Daily Fees: Youth ages 2-17 $4 residents, $7 non-residents; under 2 free; Adults 18-64 $6 residents, $10 non-residents; Seniors 65 and over $2 residents, $4 non-residents Season passes: Individual $99 residents, $124 non-residents; additional family $10 residents, $15 non-residents; Seniors $50 residents, $65 non-

residents Flotation: No Rentals: Chairs, umbrellas, sailboats, kayaks and paddle boards; five sun shelter picnic areas or shaded trellis available to rent for private parties Other amenities: Spray ground, two volleyball courts, shade structures, classes on beach, special events

Amenities: Beach house with restrooms Parking: Residents with Lake Forest vehicle sticker park for free at Lower North and Lower South parking lots, non-residents can purchase annual parking permit for North Parking Lot for $910 Daily Fees: Free to residents seven days/week; free to nonresidents Monday-Friday and Highland Park $10 per person on Saturdays, Swimming: Rosewood Sundays and holidays Beach, 45 Roger Williams Season Passes: No Flotation: No Avenue Sailing: Park Avenue Beach, Rentals: Sailboats, paddle 21 Park Avenue boards, windsurfers, kayaks, Food: Concessions with food beach pavilions for sale. Visitors are permitted Other Amenities: Picnic to bring their own food to the tables, grills, volley ball nets beach Amenities: beach house with Lake Bluff restrooms Swimming: Sunrise Beach, Parking: Residents park free Sunrise Avenue with City of Highland Park Sailing: Lake Bluff Yacht vehicle sticker, non-residents Club is at the south beach; $20 daily to park in upper lot, separate membership f rom or $150 season parking pass beach Daily Fees: Free Food: No food is for sale. Season passes: No Residents are permitted to bring Flotation: No their own food to the beach Rentals: No Amenities: Beach house with Other amenities: Interpre- restrooms Parking: Off-street parking tive Center with meeting space and educational information for Daily Fees: Free for residents families, benches, picnic tables, and guests of residents; $10 built-in lounge chairs. non-residents Season Passes: No Lake Forest Flotation: Inflatables allowed Swimming: Forest Park if life preservers are worn Rentals: Kayaks Beach, 220 East Deerpath Sailing: Forest Park Beach Other Amenities: Beach Food: Concession stand sells shelters with fireplaces and food and snacks, residents are picnic tables, play equipment, permitted to bring their own complimentary beach chairs and food to the beach games.

VILLAGE HALL Cont. from pg 1 a third to remove and install the doors. The project was presented previously at a February 17 Village Council meeting, where the trustees agreed upon Historic Surfaces to restore the wood and Strata Contractors to remove and install the doors. At that time, questions were raised why the Village was not hiring local firm The Bellows Shoppe to address the hardware, instead of Wilmette Hardware. Megan Pierce, assistant to the village manager, explained that since February staff sought and received a bid from The Bellows but found the bid was insufficiently detailed. While The Bellows bid was about $1,700 less than Wilmette Hardware’s, Pierce recommended that the Village Council go with Wilmette Hardware. Trustee Stuart McCrary noted his preference to go with a local shop. “I don’t understand why we aren’t giving it any consideration when [The Bellows Shoppe] is a local company and they do great work and it’s less expensive than the other bid we have,” he said. Pierce explained that the Village asked The Bellows to submit a line-by-line summary so that they could compare it to Wilmette Hardware’s bid but The Bellows was not responsive. “It was hard to tell if they understood the full scope of the project,” Pierce said. Trustee Scott Meyers feared that hiring The Bellows would

burden Village staff since their lack of responsiveness could be a sign that they are not up to this scale of work. Trustee Carole Fessler also expressed regret that The Bellows Shoppe may not be a good choice. “In my heart I would love to have it go to The Bellows Shoppe, but my head says that on behalf of the village we need to be hiring the most professional people for this type of job,” she said. The Village Council voted 4-1 to approve a contract with Historic Surfaces, Strata Contractors and Wilmette Hardware. Trustee McCrary voted against the contract. The project is expected to begin this summer for completion before next winter.

HEART Cont. from page 1

condolences, and she also relayed the vital message to the grieving mom that her friend, Judy, needed a healthy heart. In this case, Ben’s family was able to request that Judy be the recipient. “When I read Maria’s message,” Jill says, “I called her immediately and basically got Judy’s people in touch with Ben’s doctors. This whole string of events was miraculous, including, of course, that Ben’s heart was a match for Judy.” The next thing Judy knew, a nurse called, telling her to show up pronto at Northwestern Memorial Hospital downtown. Now almost six years later, Judy confidently says: “I’ve had no signs of rejection. I got out of the hospital in nine days and the record is eight days.” “I got to feel Ben’s heart actually beating in Judy’s chest, and I believe that his heart never stopped beating,” Jill remembers.

“It was removed from him and kept alive until it was put in her just hours later. Judy is not shy about letting people feel her heart. It’s very special.” Judy and Jill spent the first New Year’s Eve together, ringing in January 1, 2010 with Ben’s heart. Every Mother’s Day, Judy calls Jill first and then both Ben’s grandmother and great-grandmother, who at 94 answers with, “Oh, it’s my eldest great-grandchild!” On Judy’s 60th birthday three years ago, the cousins who made it all possible, Maria and Jill, threw her a party and sliced up a cake that read, “Young at Heart.” “Ben’s memory is kept alive by everyone who’s living thanks to him,” Judy says. “Organ donation is not just helping one person. It helps that person’s family, their neighbors, their pets, their coworkers. It touches so many people.”

which she was born with. The diagnosis came to light when she acquired an unending cold that was misdiagnosed as pneumonia. “It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest,” she says. “There were no surgical options other than transplant. At some point, I would have died. Even the fact that it was not discovered until I was in my late 50s is unusual.” On the other side of the planet in Afghanistan, according to published accounts, Ben was involved in heavy firefight alongside fellow soldiers, taking part in Operation Enduring Freedom. He was critically wounded on July 10, 2009, when a bullet reportedly pierced his leg and secondary femoral artery. Clinging to life, Ben was rushed to a hospital nearby for surgery, transported through Landstuhl Regional

Medical Center in Germany, and then was ultimately transferred to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. In his hospital bed, the soldier was encircled by tubes and wires. Over the next few days, life slipped away from him and he was declared brain-dead, according to Jill Stephenson, Ben’s mother, of Rosemount, Minn. The miracle began unfolding. “My good friend Maria Burud is Jill’s first cousin,” Judy says. Maria knew that Judy couldn’t live without a new heart, and then she read in her cousin Jill’s prayer blog that Ben was dying and his organs were going to people waiting for transplants. During a meeting with Ben’s doctors, Jill was told that she could designate a recipient for any of her son’s major organs as long as the person was on the official transplant list. Maria reached out to Jill with

“I don’t understand why we aren’t giving it any consideration when [The Bellows Shoppe] is a local company and they do great work and it’s less expensive than the other bid we have.” —Stuart McCrary


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All of the research materials of the Highland Park Historical Glencoe The board of directors of Family Society have relocated to the Service of Glencoe hired William Highland Park Library, and the M. Hansen as the agency’s new archives director, Nancy Webster, executive director. is now a library employee. Hansen brings 35 years of The Historical Society’s house non-profit leadership in human at 326 Central Avenue will be service organizations to the job. offered for sale. The house was Most recently, he served as ex- built in 1871. ecutive vice president at Aunt Says Historical Society Board Martha’s Youth Service Center. President Rob Rotering, “We are Prior to that, he held leadership looking for new owners who can roles at Chicago Youth Centers, invest in this wonderful old YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago house so it can last another 150 years.” and One Hope United. Said Marilyn Perlman, president of the board of directors of FSG, “Bill’s strong leadership Highland Park experience in the social service Community 4 Unity spiced up a arena and his vision for taking fundraiser for Wayne Thomas FSG forward are exactly what Elementary School by creating our agency needs.” a social event.

Co-founder of Community 4 Unity, Susie Cherpak-Cohn took a planned fundraiser with Potbelly Sandwich Shop in Highland Park and added many dimensions, such as a picnic. The event turned out to be a huge success, as pre-orders reached $600 while walk-in sales to the restaurant reached $400. The event resulted in a $400 profit for Wayne Thomas. “We are so happy that Community 4 Unity jumped in and turned our Potbelly’s fundraiser into a more profitable event and a family and community event as well,” said PTA President Lindsay Malitz.

Lake Forest

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Board Youth Director, Marc Raymond, Lake Forest Club General Manager and Dr. Magdalene Kalb of the Lake Forest Club camp committee presented the inaugural Lake Forest Club camp donation to SEDOL Executive Director Ann Subry and SEDOL Foundation Chairman David Raye recently. This past winter, Lake Forest Club’s youth director organized a camp committee to help with the hiring of a new camp director and planning of Shark Day Camp. The camp philanthropy project raised enough money with donations from members to send four children with special needs to a SEDOL summer camp. SEDOL is the special education district of Lake County.

Wilmette

The recent post-theatrical release in North America of a feature film has helped a 38-year North Shore resident realize his aspirations in the art of the moving image. C. Joseph Bendy of Wilmette is credited as story originator and co-screen writer of Lost for Words, a modern-day “East Meets West” love story set against the “sweeping cityscape of cosmopolitan Hong Kong”. It is available on DVD and video on demand. Bendy, after serving in Japan as a Marine infantry officer, spent 13 years in the Far East, based first in Tokyo then Hong Kong, as a n editor of export trade magazines.

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Highwood’s Bloody Mary Fest will take place on Sunday, July 26 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in Everts Park. Vendors will shake up their special recipes and compete for the title of “Best Bloody Mary in the Midwest.” The day will benefit Jordan’s Corner, a notfor-profit organization that aims to positively affect special needs children through boxing and other fitness classes. “Highwood’s Bloody Mary Fest allows people to showcase their creative side when it comes to the amazing flavors and elaborate garnishes they come up with,” says Jennifer Zanotti-Ori, president of the Highwood Chamber of Commerce.

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Passion for tech reaps benefits for young entrepreneur numerous as they are eclectic — he is both an avid comic book collecven as a kid, good enough was tor and an amateur magician with never good enough for a preternatural knack for card tricks. Ask him to roll up his Charlie Motew. He recalls sitting in his father’s sleeves, and you’ll find a colorful office and tinkering with his dad’s patchwork of tattoos, winding their old computers, taking them apart way up his arm like disharmonious to simply put them together again, little emblems of fleeting passions. attempting in vain to comprehend But if it seems like Motew has every piece —what role even the trouble settling, it’s only because smallest components played in the he is unrelentingly dogged in his machine’s general gestalt. pursuit of self-improvement. In “I remember doing that very just the last few years, he’s gone young,” he says. “Just trying to from working at a mall kiosk for make it better.” cell phone repairs to managing the It’s safe to say that Motew, at entire service center at an Apple only 23, has gone through several store in Chicago. Today, he’s reinventions of his own. He’s running his own business: a moved back and forth from his company that brings a range of hometown of Highland Park to tech services — from fixing a Winston-Salem, N.C., then to phone to repairing a laptop to Asheville and Wilmington, Dela- wiring your TV —directly to ware, before (at long last) returning people’s homes. to Chicago again, where he curSince establishing MoTech rently resides. His hobbies are as three months ago, Motew has By SAM EICHNER

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to a customer with an issue that hasn’t been resolved.” “He’s a really good teacher,” says longtime Glencoe and current Chicago resident Jan Hirsch, who’s been meeting with Motew every Tuesday morning for the last few months. “Charlie has a way of really listening to what you want and getting the point across in the nicest way possible.” Motew, who, with the exception of his Apple certifications, is primarily self-taught, concedes that most people he meets with are capable of figuring out their tech problems on their own. But in a world of Uber, Grubhub and myriad other champions of instant gratification, the convenience of having a highly personable and Charlie Motew. Photography by Joel Lerner qualified expert come to their already hired one other technician Shore. home is certainly appealing. “A lot of times customers will “I pride myself on the fact that and serviced approximately 200 clients in the Chicagoland area, we are so quick with our services,” be doing their own thing while I’m many of whom live on the North he says. “I’ve never had to go back working, like making dinner or

helping their kids with their homework,” Motew says. “I’ve had customers who’ve left a key for me to come in and customers who stand over me the entire time. Either way, it doesn’t matter to us. We’re there to be of convenience to them.” In six months to a year, Motew hopes to have a steady client base and larger budget for marketing and advertising, which he admits has been a challenge. Given his fledgling success and staunch ambition, it’s not hard to imagine he’ll meet those goals. “There’s always going to be a crossroads where people have to make a decision to take the safe, comfortable route or do something they truly believe in,” Motew says of the risks he’s taken for his company. “I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing if I didn’t truly believe in it and if I didn’t truly believe it had great potential.”

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Summer Party geared to help find cure for cancer By joanna brown

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ebbie Greenhill of Highland Park has felt the sting of loss when friends and neighbors died of cancer. But she also knows the satisfaction of victory when friends beat the disease. It has, therefore, been her pleasure to work with the Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem at Highland Park Hospital organize the 3rd annual Be Part of the Cure Summer Party. The July 31 event benefits the NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center at Highland Park Hospital, part of the NorthShore Research Institute. “Cancer will touch every life in some way or another,” said Greenhill, who serves as co-chair of the Summer Party with Debbie Kramer of Northbrook. “Our greatest goal is to make people

more aware of the cancer center. In the training they provide and the research that is happening there, we’ve come a long way.” The Summer Party will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 31 at Grainger in Lake Forest. Guests will enjoy food, music and a silent auction on the wooded property. Videos and speakers will show attendees about the work of the Kellogg Cancer Center and its patient-centered approach to healthcare, including research, treatment, and education for nurses to improve patient experiences. “The field of medicine is changing so much now that we have to be there — and we have to believe,” added Kramer. “As outsiders, the only thing we can do is give our time and money and put it in the hands of people who know what to do with it.” As members of the Auxiliary

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North Shore Foodie

Marigold chef spices it up Where did it all come from? Many of the “roads” of the spice ow important is spice? Just trade flowed serpentine routes ask the Spice Girls. back to one country: India. Or ask the Powerpuff Aloo Gobhi, which translates Girls — scientifically engineered to potatoes (aloo) and caulilittle girls with Margaret Keane flower (gobhi), is a dish that saucers for eyes who were created makes use of an earthly rainbow with a mixture of “sugar, spice, of different colored spices. At and everything nice.” Marigold Maison, chef Sunil Whatever you do, don’t ask Kumar, who grew up in northern the biblical Joseph about spices Punjab, utilizes small mountains — in fact, steer clear of the of exotic spices in his kitchen. subject entirely — as his own brothers sold him into slavery to spice merchants. How important was spice? We’re taught in grade school that it was an expensive, granular product in high demand in the ancient world and Europe during the Middle Ages. But consider this: Scholars estimate that around 1,000 tons of pepper alone, and 1,000 tons of other common spices, were imported into Western Europe every year during the Late Middle Ages. To put that in perspective, a 2015 Toyota Camry weighs less than two tons. Chef Sunil Kumar By Simon Murray

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And all of those combine in his Aloo Gobhi dish to form a unique, satisfying flavor. “It’s very popular in India,” says Kumar. “I grew up with this [dish].” While Kumar used to enjoy it with ghee (clarified butter), butter, and cashews — making it creamy and heavy — he now makes it much lighter. Like everything else on the menu, it’s light, vegan, and can be made gluten free. Kumar immigrated to the United States in 1990 and has since owned four or five restaurants, primarily in Connecticut. He may agree wholeheartedly with the poet William Cowper, who coined a cliché that can be attributed inside and out the Marigold Maison kitchen. “Variety’s the very spice of life,” he wrote, “that gives it all its flavor.” Marigold Maison is at 2535 Waukegan Rd. in Bannockburn. Call 847-940-0200 for reservations.

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½ cup olive oil 2 pounds cauliflower, cut into one inch pieces 1 pound potatoes, cut into one inch pieces 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 2 teaspoons mustard seeds 1 tablespoon ginger, minced 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 1 cup tomato puree 2 cups onions, diced

5 cups water 1 teaspoon coriander powder 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 teaspoon garam masala 1 teaspoon black pepper powder 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1. Heat oil in heavy bottom pan. Add cumin and mustard seeds and cook until golden brown. 2. Add diced onions and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, adding ginger and garlic. Cook 1 to 3 minutes.

3. Add tomato puree, all the spices, potatoes, and 3 cups of the water, covering the pot and cooking for 7 to 10 minutes. 4. Add cauliflower and stir to coat cauliflower with spices. 5. Add 2 cups water and cover the cauliflower, cooking for 5 to 8 minutes. 6. Remove the cover and gently stir cauliflower.

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ummer is the coldest season. This irony hit home while having lunch in a popular restaurant that could’ve been in Glencoe, but let’s not name names. It could’ve been in Lake Forest, and might well have been in Winnetka, but actually was in....well, doesn’t matter.

Musings by Mike Lubow All that matters is that it was about 62 degrees in there, while the thermometer recorded 85 degrees out in the world on that sunny day. Most patrons during this lunch were in lightweight attire. Guys wore T-shirts. A few had shorts and flip-flops. And then there

were the “girls in their summer dresses,” always a pleasant sight, and also the title to one of American literature’s most memorable short stories (check the collected Irwin Shaw). The diners experienced core temperatures roughly equal to that of their iced tea.

Same thing happens in movie theaters. On a warm day or night, bare-legged and bare-armed popcorn crunchers sit in an auditorium under vents blowing out air that feels like it’s in the 50-something range. If this were January, that same auditorium would be heated to

around 70, while people would be wearing turtlenecks. Somebody once said the coldest winter you’ll ever spend is a summer in San Francisco. Well, there’s no geographic limit to that old observation. In the North Shore restaurant, there was a frankly unacceptable

chill in the air, while pedestrians outside the windows walked past, sweating in the summer sun. Thermostat-happy over-compensation is a cold, hard fact during this time of year. And there’s not much you can do about it. Except, when you go someplace indoors, take a sweater.


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Socials Women’s Board of Catholic Charities, Lake County Services Photography by Corinne Torkelson

The Women’s Board of Catholic Charities of the Archdioceses of Chicago, Lake County Services, hosted their 26th annual “Art of Caring” benefit, with the vision to financially enrich the important services of the organization. The more than 200 guests in attendance at Exmoor Country Club raised $250,000 during the evening that included an art sale, cocktails, dinner, a live auction, paddle raise, and a raffle. The black-tie affair was hosted by Reverend Monsignor Michael M. Boland, and was cochaired by Christine Farrell and Heather Kotlarz, both of Lake Forest. catholiccharities.net

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Pro Football Hall of Famers were recognized at The Glen Club in Glenview during the “Salute to Greatness” dinner and presentation on June 15. Co-chaired by Rob Zmudka and Mary Owen, the two-day event also featured a golf outing. Hall of Fame President David Baker introduced Hall of Famers Elvin Bethea, Dave Casper, Richard Dent, Dan Hampton, Ted Hendricks, Leroy Kelly, Steve Largent, Anthony Munoz, Will Shields, Jan Stenerud, and Dave Wilcox. Kim Michaelson, director of Beyond Sports Foundation, thanked the Hall of Fame for choosing them as a beneficiary for the second year. profootballhof.com, beyondsports.org



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Good as gold Highland Park High School graduate Goldstein keeps getting better and better BY KEVIN REITERMAN, sports@northshoreweekend.com

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here’s a gigantic M on the back of Jason Goldstein’s green and gold jersey. Biggest M you’ll ever see on a baseball uniform. The Madison Mallards, one of the proud and long-time members of the Northwoods League, seemingly like to do things in a big way. This Wisconsin summer collegiate league team likes to make a splash. Thus, it’s no wonder the Mallards jumped at the golden opportunity to bring in one of college baseball’s best catchers: Jason Goldstein. The ex-Highland Park High School star was drafted in the 17th round of the recent MLB FirstYear Player Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. But he turned down good money from the Dodgers to keep his amateur status intact for another year. The 6-foot, 210-pound receiver is in his second tour with the Mallards. “I told them (the Mallards) that I wanted to come back, and they took me back with open arms,” Goldstein said. The University of Illinois standout, who played in the illustrious Cape Cod League last summer, is coming off a banner collegiate season. He not only earned firstteam All-Big Ten honors and second-team All-Region recognition but he also was placed on the Johnny Bench Award Watch (best catcher in NCAA Division I baseball) in early May. Just imagine having your named written in the same sentence with the legendary Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame catcher. Goldstein, who wound up not winning the award, likely only shrugged when the Watch List was announced. In fact, while being interviewed after the MallardsKenosha Kingfish game on June 25, he wasn’t even aware that he had made All-Region. “I’m not on Twitter,” he said. “I really don’t pay attention to that kind of stuff.” But people surely are making a fuss over him. He’s caught the eye of Dodgers General Manager Andrew Friedman.

For the most part, historic Simmons Field — former home of the Kenosha Comets of the AllAmerican Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940s — is something of a baseball paradise. But the lights at this newly renovated park aren’t the brightest. “Fastballs at 90 miles-per-hour looked like they were coming in at 120 miles-per-hour,” said Goldstein, referring to the pitches thrown by Mallards starter A.J. Bogucki. “I didn’t have any trouble seeing the ball when I was hitting. But catching … “ Goldstein came out of the game after five innings and missed a (second) chance to face Kingfish closer Brett Shimanovsky, a former teammate and key member of the HPHS 2012 team, in the ninth inning. “I faced him (on June 20) and I hit a line drive at his head,” said Goldstein, with just a slight smile. “A slider down the middle. Fortunately, he got out of the way.” Highland Park High School grad Jason Goldstein gets ready to fire down to second base during a recent Madison Mallards-Kenosha Shimanovsky, a left-handed Kingfish game. PHOTOGRAPHY BY joel lerner reliever for St. Louis University, That, he admitted, impressed That long win streak will go was named to the All-Big Ten Fine added. “He’s got a good arm has been a K-man in K-town. He him. down as one of Goldstein’s best Freshman Team. and really good hands. And, he’s has come out of the Kingfish “The Dodgers are a first-class baseball memories — ever. As a sophomore, Goldstein was worked hard on his offense.” bullpen and fanned 20 hitters in Prior to the draft, David Hood 14 innings. He has three saves and organization, and Friedman has an “That’s the most special run that a second-team All-Big Ten pick, outstanding track record,” Gold- I’ve ever been associated with,” he hitting .316 with four homers and of SB Nation wrote: “He was one a 2.57 ERA. of the better defensive catchers in stein said. “They gave me a great said. “Even better than the state 28 RBIs. “It’s a cool experience to face This spring, he once again lived the draft. … He’s provided offen- one of your high school teammates opportunity to sign, and I appreci- playoff run we had at Highland ated that.” Park.” up to lofty expectations. After a sive value in the middle of the order in a league like this,” said GoldPro baseball remains very much In the spring of 2012, the slow start — he batted .176 after as well. … His overall profile looks stein. “Both of us are trying to take in his plans. But he’s put that on Goldstein-led Giants were the talk the first nine games — Goldstein like a solid second catcher (in the this (baseball) as far as we can.” the back (stop) burner — for now. of the town. Seeded No. 13 in the wound up hitting .286 with eight Major Leagues), but he has the Through July 6, Goldstein was Goldstein says he has some unfin- Class 4A Glenbrook South Sec- home runs, 15 doubles and 47 RBIs intangibles to play a long time in hitting .302 with the Mallards ished business in Champaign. tional, they upset No. 3 GBS, No. for the Big Ten champions. Hitting the league and could work his way (23-17) with two home runs. He “I’ve got more to prove,” said the 6 Carmel, No. 7 Stevenson and No. in the middle of the order, he went into a starting role at some point.” has only struck out three times in Baseball, as they say, is a game 43 at-bats with a .392 on-base engineering major, who has earned 1 Mundelein before losing 1-0 to 5-for-5 against Rutgers on May Academic All-Big Ten honors. “I Oak Park-River Forest in the su- 10, while he drove in six runs in a of failure. And Goldstein, who has percentage. win over Eastern Illinois of April built up plenty of baseball collatTwo summers ago, he hit .301 want to improve my value and per-sectional. eral over the years, is not exempt for with eight extra basehits and progress up the ladder. If I play well Goldstein capped off his high 7. His arm? It’s top-notch. Gold- from a tough night. He had a helped Madison win the league and have a good year, I’ll advance school career by earning a ton of (in the 2016 Draft).” accolades: two-time Under stein threw out 17 of 40 runners doozy against the Kenosha King- championship. This past spring was a history- Armour Preseason All-American, trying to steal a base (43 percent) fish on June 25. Despite showing “Playing on the Cape was a cool making season for the Fighting Perfect Game All-American, Area this past spring. He caught 23 off a quick bat, he went 0-for-2 experience. It had top-notch comIllini (50-10-1), who put together Code Games all-tournament, top would-be base-stealers during the with two groundouts. Defensively, petition. Every game was a showa 27-game win streak and won prospect in Super 60 Showcase. 2014 season. he allowed three stolen bases in case. But I was only getting 10 to Goldstein’s talent, according to one inning to go along with a 12 at-bats per week. So, it was hard their first-ever NCAA regional The Prep Baseball Report ranked title. Goldstein was one of nine him as the eighth best Illinois Top Tier founder and head coach passed ball and a throwing error. to get in a groove. ” said Goldstein. Todd Fine, is undeniable. “A rough one,” said Goldstein, “I enjoy the Northwoods League Illinois players drafted. player in the class of 2012. “We’re developing a following,” The transition to college baseball “He’s one of the best catchers in moments after the Mallards lost to more. I’ll get about 25 at-bats per said Goldstein. “And I’d like to keep pretty much has been a breeze for the country,” Fine said. “Definitely, the Kingfish 5-2. “I’ll get over it. week. “In fact,” he added. “I’m already Illinois on that same (winning) Goldstein. a pro level catcher. “I think I’ll get better playing In his first season at Illinois, he “He’s a gifted, natural catcher,” over it.” track.” here,” he added.


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Kreb provided the ‘juice’ from outside hitter slot for Ramblers BY DAN SHALIN, sports@northshoreweekend.com

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hen it comes to measurables like individual statistics, team victories and playoff runs, recent Loyola Academy graduate Connor Kreb is certainly among the top volleyball players in Ramblers history. But it’s Kreb’s intangibles, specifically his leadership and motivation techniques, that truly illustrate the outside hitter’s value to the program. The 6-foot-3, 155-pound Kreb finished the recently completed season with a 2.29 serve-receiver passer rating and a team-high 366 kills, which was the second highest single-season total in head coach Lionel Ebeling’s 11years in charge. Kreb was a two-time Chicago Catholic League All-Conference selection and, along with classmates and fellow captains Jakub Mazurek and Jack Talaga, helped guide the Ramblers to three straight sectional finals. “(In 2015) Connor had one of the best seasons ever for an outside hitter at Loyola, and that’s saying something because we’ve had a lot of guys who have gone on to play in college,” said Ebeling, who mentioned players like David Wieczorek, Reis Foster, Chris Bulava and Pat Barry. Ebeling continued: “Connor led us in attempts, and he took care of business with a lot of kills. He didn’t have the same thunderous boom that (Mazurek) had, but it was not too far off. He also brought it with intensity. He was the one you’d see celebrating. He led us emotionally.” Kreb’s emotion during games resulted simply from the joy of earning another point or winning a set or match. But his leadership at practice was much more calculated. Midway through the 2015 campaign, Kreb and Talaga felt the Ramblers were playing below expectations. The team, which finished 32-17, was winning matches, but on several occasions required three sets in order to

college, like student government or Panhellenic Council. He will attend Vanderbilt, where he plans to have a double major in economics and either public policy or political science. He also is considering playing for the school’s club volleyball team. Does leadership simply come naturally for Kreb? “No, it would be cocky to say that,” he said. “In volleyball, I think I just wanted to be a leader for those guys. I wanted to be the person they looked to in tight games. That was one of the important things for me this year.”

Connor Kreb (No. 4) was one of the mainstays for the Loyola Academy boys volleyball team this past spring. PHOTOGRAPHY BY joel lerner

vanquish inferior opponents. Something had to be done. Kreb texted Ebeling with a few ideas about methods he felt could help the team raise its game. The coach was happy to let Kreb and the other captains implement these programs, which included individual goalsetting at every practice and the captains handing out an award for the hardest worker at practices and games. “(When this comes from the captains) it means 10 times more than anything I can ever say. They listen to me because they have to. They listen to Connor because they want to,” Ebeling said.

Kreb said the idea for setting goals was something he learned during a volleyball camp at Stanford a few years earlier. “It was a way to keep people more focused, energized and motivated,” said Kreb, a resident of Mt. Prospect. “We started doing it at the beginning of each practice, all setting a goal, and two hours later talking about whether or not you reached that goal.” Kreb added: “In the big games, it can be one point that makes the difference. So, working on something as specific as the form of your digging or passing, can make all the difference in close

games. It was a way to strive for continued improvement.” Kreb said he believed the goal-setting was initially successful, though admitted it tailed off late in the spring when the game schedule limited the team’s practice time and the grind of the season necessitated lighter workouts. More successful, Kreb said, was the program he and the captains implemented, where they awarded a gallon or half gallon of orange juice after practices and games. “It was a daily reward we gave out to the one person who metaphorically ‘brought the juice,’ ”

Kreb said. “I actually had seen this done on a YouTube video, a documentary about the University of Pennsylvania lacrosse team. I thought it was something that could really pick us up.” At Loyola Academy, Kreb’s commitment to leadership and his interest in others’ improvement, extended beyond the volleyball court. He was a member of the President’s Advisory Committee, a small group of students that regularly met with school president Rev. Patrick McGrath to discuss issues affecting student life. Kreb said he plans to seek out leadership opportunities in

Notable: Kreb plays his summer volleyball with the Skokie-based D1 Volleyball Club. His 18 Green finished 29th in the 2015 USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships in New Orleans last week. The other roster members include Loyola’s Christian Inciong, Jakub Mazureck and Jack Talaga; Glenbrook North’s Johnny Bear and Kevin Lee; Evanston’s Jeremy Levin and Ethan Ross; St. Viator’s Matthew Drab and Ryan Schiller; and New Trier’s Peter Kirie. … The club’s top finish was turned in by the 15 Green team, which came in 15th in the Club Division. The roster includes New Trier’s Jack Brown and Loyola Academy’s Joey Strzalka. … The 16 Green squad, which features Glenbrook North’s Kamil Barabas, Matthew Biebrach, Chase Bolan, Clark Reinfranck and Daniel Voronov; Glenbrook South’s Nicolas Cavallaro and Myles Engles; Loyola’s Matthew Bryne; and Northside Prep’s Artur Kozlowski, ended up 17th in the 16 Open Division. … And The 17 Green squad finished 31st in the Open Division. That roster includes Glenbrook North’s Joe Ferber and Danny Martens; Evanston’s Isaac Sageman, Charlie Knepper and Evan Lindley; Maine South’s Declan Cannon; Notre Dame’s Conor O’Neill and Tyler Prokuski; Loyola’s Noah Regnier; and New Trier’s Michael Tamkin.


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Inside the Press Box Chip Shots | Girls Golf

At The College Level | Baseball

Midwest Junior Championship: New Trier's Louise McCulloch finished in tie for 5th at Midwest Junior Championship in Iowa City, Iowa, on June 29-30. Her scores on the University of Iowa Finkbine Golf Course got significantly better in each round: 88-80-72 (240). South Dakota’s Sydney Bormann took medalist honors with a 224 (78-74-72).

Northwestern: Hello, Big Ten. New Trier grad Dusty Napoleon has a new job. Son of NT head baseball coach Mike Napoleon, he has been hired as an assistant baseball coach at Northwestern University. NU head baseball coach Spencer Allen made the announcement on July 6, and he called Napoleon “an ideal fit.” Napoleon knows all about the Big Ten. He was a three-year starter for the University of Iowa. After his graduation with the Hawkeyes in 2007, he was drafted in the 19th round of the MLB First-Year Player June Draft by the Oakland Athletics. A first baseman/catcher, he played four seasons in the A’s farm system. He played for Triple A Sacramento River Kings of the Pacific Coast League in 2010. Coaching always has been one of his loves. This past season, the 29-year-old Napoleon was an assistant coach for Division III Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois. The Cougars won 33 games. He also gained coaching experience at Western Illinois University, North Park University and Iowa.

MAJGT Second City Classic: Glencoe’s Margaret Hickey (Class of 2017) came up with rounds of 79 and 77 (156) to take third place in this Mid-American Junior Golf Tour (MAJGT) tournament at Ravisloe Country Club in Homewood on July 1-2. Winnetka’s Madison Banas (2016) shot a 161 to finish in a tie for sixth. Lake Forest’s Cindy Wang (2016) shared 16th place with a 171. On the boys side, Winnetka’s Chip Savarie (Class of 2018) shot a 72 in the second round to place in a sevenway tie for ninth (149). Lake Forest’s Joe Egan (Class of 2015) and Jed Thomas (2018) ended up with 153s to share 20th place. AJGA’s Coca-Cola Championship: Northfield’s Justin Choi (Class of 2017) was a top-10 finisher at this American Junior Golf Association event, which was completed on July 2 at Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs, Michigan. His final score (75-76-74—225) was 11 strokes in back of the medalist: Austin Jenner of West Branch, Michigan.

Carthage: Lake Forest Academy graduate Graham Wick earned second-team all-conference honors this past spring. The outfielder, a 2012 LFA grad, made 40 starts for the Red Men (30-15) and hit .337 with nine doubles, two home runs and 22 RBIs.

Men’s Swimming

AJGA’s Under Armour/Jeff Overton Championship: Winnetka’s Matt Murlick (Class of 2016) came up with another top-20 finish after shooting a 71 on the final round (July 2) of this American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) tournament at Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus, Indiana. He recorded 74s on the first two rounds to finish with 219. Florida’s Rosswell Sinclair took first with a 211.

University of Southern California: New Trier High School grad Reed Malone claimed a gold and a bronze on July 6 at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea. Malone, who will be a junior at USC this fall, took first in the 200-meter freestyle in 1:47.15. Then, less than 60 minutes later, he earned the bronze in the 400 meters (3:50.13). Malone is familiar with big races. He anchored USC’s 800 free relay which won a national title in March. Malone was scheduled to swim the 800 relay on July 9. Malone helped New Trier to IHSA state titles in 2011, 2012 and 2013. As a senior, he took first in the 200 free and 500 free, while he anchored the winning 400 free relay. He also had three golds — 200 free, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay — during his junior season with the Trevians. And as a sophomore, he was a member of the winning 400 free relay, while he placed third in the 500 free and fourth in the 200 IM.

At the Shoot-Around | Boys Basketball

Highland Park: Shooting guard Luke Norcia, a threeyear starter for the Giants, will play his college basketball at UW-Lacrosse. He averaged 11.5 points per game for the Giants last winter. Norcia is known for his long-distance shooting and defense. He knocked down 53 three-pointers for the 20-8 Giants. He also came up with a team-high 48 steals. As a junior with the Giants, he scored 10.4 points per game. His brother, Jake, will be a senior guard at Augustana College. The two brothers will be on opposite sides, when Augustana hosts UW-Lacrosse on Nov. 13 at the Roy J. Carver Center in Rock Island. Roaming the Sidelines | Football Highland Park: Former head coach Hal Chiodo, who retired from high school coach last fall, will be an assistant coach at North Central College in Naperville this fall. Chiodo guided the Giants to a 9-0 regular-season record last fall.

VOLLEYS | club volleyball

Sky High: Lake Forest’s Emma Patllovich and Glenbrook South’s Julia Rytel helped Sky High 16 Red to a third-place finish in the USA Division of 2015 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships, which were completed on July 2 in New Orleans. Sky High 16 Purple, which rosters Lake Forest’s Ashley Amos, Katie Crowe and Maren Douglass and Highland Park’s Jocelyn Spizman, finished 35th in the American Division. Adversity: The New Trier trio of Peter Hindsley, Henry Lindstrom and Harry Marwil were teammates on the Adversity 17 Purple team, which took 23rd place in the Open Division of the 2015 USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships in New Orleans last week.

New Trier’s Louise McCulloch, seen here during the 2014-15 high school season, was a top-five finisher at the Midwest Junior Championship. Photography by joel lerner

Circling the BaseS | Youth Baseball

Lake Forest: William Rourke, a member of the Lake Forest 12U team, won the “Golden Arm” competition in a recent tournament in Cooperstown, New York. Rourke, who attends Deer Path Middle School, competed against more than 100 players from all over the nation in the throwing competition. Homestead Ranchers: The 13U, 14U and 15U squads claimed 4th of July Tournament championships last week. The 14s and 15s took titles at Evanston, while the 13s were crowned in Schaumburg. The Ranchers defeated the Lakeside Legends 8-0 behind PJ McKermitt in the 15U title game. The 14U Ranchers topped the Chicago Mudcats 11-2 in their championship game. And in the Fastballs & Fireworks Tournament, the 13U team beat Fastball USA 9-3 in the title game.

The Rundown | Track and Field

USATF National Championships: Emma Milburn, who will be a sophomore at Lake Forest High School this fall, raced to a pair of titles at the USA Track and Field Youth National Championships on July 5 at Benedictine University in Lisle.

Competing in the 15-16 Age Division, Milburn cruised the 1500 meters in 4:47.73. In the 3200, Milburn’s winning was 10:42.58. Milburn, who took 14th place in the IHSA Class 2A state cross country meet last fall, competes for the Waukegan Invaders Track Club. Katie Condon, who will be a senior at LFHS this fall, competed in the 17-18 Age Division and claimed runnerup honors in the 1500 meters in 4:41.53. Last spring, Condon and Milburn were teammates on the LFHS’s state-qualifying 4x800 relay. Lake Forest’s Haley Click and Etienne Najman also had solid showings in this meet. In the 17-18 Age Division, Click took third in the 2000 steeplechase (7:55.49). And in the 15-16 Age Division, Najman finished fifth in the 3000-meter run (9:35.59). Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association: Two world records were set at the Adult National Open and Great Lakes Regional Games on June 12-14. Hailey Danisewicz of Chicago broke the record in the 400-meter dash (1:03.85), while Israel DelToro of Peyton, Colorado, set the new standard in the shot put (10.16 meters). This GLASA event was held at Lake Forest High School, Loyola Academy and the GTR Sporting Club in Waukegan.

Stick Nation | Girls Field Hockey

Loyola: The school is looking to fill a coaching position: assistant/JV coach. The applicant should have coaching or playing experience in field hockey at the high school level or higher. And the applicant should have a bachelor’s degree and either be a certified teacher of ASEP certified. Interested applicants should send resume and letter of interest to Patrick Mahoney, Director of Athletics, at 1100 Laramie Ave, Wilmette, Illinois, 60091. The email is pmahoney@loy.org.

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Boys Basketball Highland Park Camps: Coach Paul Harris and his staff will be holding camps at Elm Place School (2031 Sheridan Road, Highland Park) from July 20-23 and July 27-30. Rising 7th-9th graders will meet from 3-4:30 p.m., while the rising 3rd-6th graders will go from 4:30-6 p.m. The cost of the camp is $85 per week. For more information, contact Paul Harris at pharris@dist113.org. High Academic Showcase: The Waukegan Field House (800 N. Baldwin Ave., Waukegan) will be site for the High Academic Showcase. The event, which will be held on July 14 and July 21 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.), will attract college coaches from all over the country. For more information, call (847) 260-8119 or email: highacademicshowcase@ gmail.com.


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Doctor dedicated to solving eating issues

By Simon Murray

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hen Dr. Julie Friedman first met Susan McClanahan, chief executive officer of Insight Behavioral Health Centers, it was over a lunch similar to the one we’re having. McClanahan, who oversees Insight’s eating disorder treatment centers in Chicagoland, was impressed with Dr. Friedman’s private practice in Northbrook. “I want to know what you’re doing,” she told Dr. Friedman, a clinical health psychologist, over the phone. The two met soon after. It turns out that what Dr. Friedman was doing was nothing short of revolutionary, especially when it came to her binge eating and obese patients. Not only was she treating each case differently, but her approach to solving their ongoing problems didn’t target food intake alone. She was much more concerned with other factors, such as stress and sleep deprivation. Revolutionary thinking, at the time. That was two years ago. She’s now the director of Insight’s binge eating and weight management programs, assisting patients f rom all over the country. Seated in a booth at Deerfield’s Eggshell Café, Dr. Friedman orders a spinach omelet with fruit and wheat toast on the side. The Deerfield doctor, mother of two girls, and avid SiriusXM Doctor Radio listener has a bone to pick, a soap box to stand on. Her gym this morning was playing an episode

of “Teen Mom”— the MTV series that charts the ongoing struggles of pregnant high school students — and in that particular episode, one of the adults was giving a young mother —and, inadvertently, the show’s horde of young viewers — some advice. "Stick to a 1,200-calorie diet," she tells her, somewhat innocuously, as a way to get rid of unwanted baby fat. Nobody disagrees. Dr. Friedman’s gripe is with that advice, and that silence. “I was thinking of all the teenagers at home, maybe even struggling with t h e i r weight, who are watching this,” she says, finally able to express what she’s been mulling over in her head. “This is the messaging that little girls get, and that’s just crazy because it’s so wrong. “Because of course, what’s our interpretation if someone can’t eat 1,200 calories a day? It’s some failure of theirs from a character perspective. It feeds into weight stigma.” The first week Dr. Friedman started at Insight, the American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s largest physician organization, voted at its annual meeting to recognize obesity as a medical disease. The landmark decision was hailed almost im-

in the gut. This treatment has a biological and physiological bent to it—not just lets talk about your childhood and your emotions. For some, their underlying circuitry is wired the same way as a drug addict — but one who seeks and receives a “high” from food. The reward circuitry in their brains is wired to need more and more food to get the same effect — a feeling of fullness — that is pushing binge eaters to overeat. — Dr. Julie The residents in Dr. Friedman’s CORE group —which Friedman stands for Compulsive Overeating Recovery Effort — come sciously. It’s estimated that up from all walks of life, and varying to 30 million people of all ages ages. They have no alternatives, and genders suffer from an no programs like this back eating disorder (that includes home—for some as far as Baltianorexia, bulimia, and binge more; Rochester, N.Y.; and eating) in the U.S. But only one California. Some drive for fear in 10 men and women with of flying. They do this not out of eating disorders receive treat- fear of the plane itself, but ment. because they are afraid of what The most prevalent is binge will be said by fellow passengers. eating, which accounts for as Others just can’t afford to buy much as 3.5 percent of the an extra seat. population. And yet their histories of bulHistorically, binge eating was lying are remarkably the same: treated like any other disorder. what people said to them, the “You would have an eating dis- situation it was said. They hope order treatment center and you’d that the program will point them have underweight patients who on the right direction to better require refeeding and are strug- health. They don’t want to feel gling to eat, with higher weight addicted to food. patients struggling to control A doctor at a lecture she gave overeating in the same group,” recently stood up afterwards, says Dr. Friedman. “And the remarking on how new, how theory was, it was all sort of the contrary her thinking was to the same disorder, but just mani- general community. So new, in fested differently.” fact, “that it’s going to take Eating behaviors are attrib- awhile to change the tide over,” uted to genetics and other bio- he said, which is exactly what logical factors such as brain to Dr. Friedman plans on doing, gut communication and bacteria one patient at a time.

“There are people who still object to classifying obesity as a medical disease.”

Dr. Julie Friedman | Illustration by Barry Blitt

mediately as a controversial move. On the third day of work, Dr. Friedman went on the morning show at Fox 32, a local news station, and faced detractors of the ruling head on. They were still under the impression that obesity was primarily a discipline problem that individuals could address themselves. “There are people” even today,

notes Dr. Friedman, “who still object to classifying obesity as a medical disease.” But that doesn’t change the fact that Americans have a complex, sometimes dangerous relationship with food. Many of these disorders are linked with mental illness and go unrecognized and undiagnosed — whether consciously or uncon-


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