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featuring the news and personalities of Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfield, Glencoe, Highland Park, Lake Forest & Lake Bluff

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08 House hunting Buying a house on Lake Michigan is a dream for many on the North Shore. What do you need to consider, from property taxes to bluff erosion?

12 Who needs boys? Two single-sex private high schools, Woodlands Academy and Regina Dominican, still thrive on the North Shore with a girls-only student body.

14 Reunited Two women got to know each other on a ship fleeing Nazi Germany — and were reunited more than 70 years later on an Oprah Winfrey show.

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19 Goings On About Towns Find out about the best events coming up this week in the North Shore.

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ack a r ou nd t he N i xon Administration, the idea of coeducation (including uniting male and female bathrooms) was championed, while schools promoting single-sex education began to falter. Around here, Lake Forest Academy and Ferry Hall merged to become a co-ed private prep school. But two private schools on the North Shore — Regina Dominican and Woodlands Academy — have resisted the urge to allow teenage boys to matriculate to this day. I have what may be a unique insight to single-sex education. As a teenager, I attended the then-all-male Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. I also attended the all-female Emma Willard in Troy, N.Y. (now I know you want to read on, but if you’re hoping for some Oprah-worthy transgender story, stop here). Deerfield offered a three-month exchange program with Emma Willard, and the idea of being one of 15 or so boys among 300 girls was pretty appealing after a few years on a male-only campus. What I’ve learned since is that I learned a lot at Deerfield — more than at college. Being able to focus on work without distractions, as they say, is a blessing at that age. When Deerfield

exchange students weren’t disturbing them, the women at Emma Willard agreed. Single-sex education works, and reporter Angelika Labno delves into the continued appeal of Woodlands and Regina Dominican in this week’s issue. Buying a house on Lake Michigan is a dream for many. Thanks to the housing-market meltdown four years ago, the abodes are more affordable than usual — but there are a number of considerations unique to those dwellings potential buyers must navigate. Bill McLean offers an in-depth report. The sport of squash has been popular at single-sex and co-ed schools alike, and many North Shore residents have used the game to help inner-city students. METROsquash gives atrisk youth an opportunity not just to learn the sport but to succeed academically; many have gone on to attend top schools they couldn’t have dreamed of otherwise. Bill McLean reports on this solid non-profit in these pages.

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The view of Lake Michigan from Janet Burt’s dream house in Lake Forest still stirs her. She and her husband Paul moved their family closer to the lake 13 months ago, after owning a house on Mayflower Road in Lake Forest the previous three years. “I’m looking at the lake right now,” Janet said in a recent phone interview. “The leaves on the trees are all gone and what I see is the entire lake, end to end. “It’s as beautiful of a view now as it is in the summer,” she added. “We’re lucky. It’s a vacation at home every day.” Jean Wright of Winnetka also lives on the lake, in which she and her late husband would often swim before dinners in the summertime. “You’re not just buying a house when you buy on the lake; you’re also buying a way of life,” said Wright, owner of Jean Wright Real Estate in Winnetka. “You’re a part of a resort-type setting year-round.” A lake house along the North Shore — from Lake Bluff down to Evanston — is the ultimate in luxury for many homeowners. But residents looking to end up in that type of house should first answer simple questions before wondering just how turquois Lake Michigan’s water appears from a kitchen window. Prospective

homeowners also need to be cognizant of special issues related to lakefront structures and property. “Buyers should determine what is important to them,” said Ann Lyon, a broker associate at Coldwell Banker in Lake Forest. She is the listing agent for the 25,000-square-foot Schweppe estate ($12 million) in Lake Forest, located on 450 N. Mayflower Rd, whose property runs all the way to Lake Michigan. “How much privacy do they want within their home and on the beach? How much lake frontage do they want? Do they want access to and use of the beach or just views of the lake?” Another crucial consideration is the condition of a property’s bluff, especially if it’s close to the house. Coastal consulting firms such as Shabica and Associates help buyers determine if the bluff is stable or not and what options are available, Lyon noted. “(Consulting firms) can also help you determine if a pier can be built and what size boat can be moored to the pier, with water depth taken in consideration,” she added. A maxim from real estate agents who specialize in waterfront sales is: Consider the property more than the structure. “You can change the house, but you can’t change the location, so buy a property that you really love,” Shannon Petrie wrote in

Steven Aisen works at @properties, which offers a number of houses for sale on Lake Michigan, including the one above at 319 Sheridan Road in Winnetka.

“Waterfront Buying: Top 10 Tips from Agents,” published by Frontdoor.com. An assumption many homeowners make after purchasing a house on a lake is that they have the right to do whatever they want with the property’s trees. But that’s not always permissible. “Just because you own the land doesn’t mean you get to cut down as many trees as

As of Jan. 31, 36 lakefront houses were for sale across the North Shore, with a price range from $2 million-$12 million. Ten of the houses stood in Highland Park ($2 million-$9 million), and eight were on the market in Lake Forest ($2 million-$12 million). The villages of Winnetka ($4 million-$10 million) and Kenilworth ($5 million) had five and two for sale, respectively. Three

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you want to clear the way for a better view of the lake,” said @properties co-founder Thad Wong. “(Villages) have various ordinances regarding tree removal, and finding out that kind of information is important. “But the most important thing to consider when looking for a property on a lake,” he added, “is the amount of the property’s frontage. The questions you need to ask are, ‘How deep is the parcel?’ and ‘Is it possible to build on the tableland?’ Many times people like to tear down and build on land, but some parts of land aren’t deemed buildable.”

lakefront houses ($2 million-$4.5 million) were available in Evanston. An 18-room lakefront mansion in Winnetka sold for $12.25 million to an unidentified bank trust on Dec. 31. The 1.34-acre property features 150 feet of lakefront, an outdoor fireplace, terraces, an outdoor pool and a six-care garage. “The market for lakefront estates is strong,” Coldwell Banker’s Lyon said. Her colleague, Ned Skae, has sold many lakefront estates during a 40-year career. Count him among the realtors who believe living a hop, (rock) skip and a jump away


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“You’re not just buying a house when you buy on the lake; you’re also buying a way of life,” says Jean Wright, owner of Jean Wright Real Estate in Winnetka.

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from the lake does wonders for the heart and mind. “Buyers today are looking for the peace and serenity of Lake Michigan to calm the stresses of life,” he said. “(Another benefit) is the sheer joy of watching their children play on the beach.” A real estate attorney is a valuable resource for prospective homeowners. Before any real estate contract is signed, a homebuyer should make sure the contract contains three provisions: an attorney approval/modification contingency, a professional inspection contingency and a financing contingency clause. “The attorney approval contingency is the most important of the three, especially since it is the realtors who initially negotiate and fill in the contract forms,” said James Kottaras, a real estate attorney based in Chicago. “This provision gives the buyer’s attorney the power to request modifications to the contract or, in the event the parties are unable to reach an accord, to cancel the contract. “Most contract forms by real estate brokers already contain the provisions,” he added, “but it is a good idea to confirm that your broker does indeed use the standard realtor association forms.” Kottaras also advises clients to check flood maps and see if a property they’re interested in is in a flood zone.

“If it is in a flood zone,” he said, “check to see what the insurance costs will be. This may make the difference between buying and not buying.” Options exist for some lakefront homeowners who want to qualify for tax incentives, including the Illinois Historic Preservation Tax Program and the Property Tax Assessment Freeze for Historic Residences. Before moving closer to Lake Michigan in Lake Forest in January, 2012, the Burts made sure the 104-year-old dwelling was structurally sound, got the bluff inspected and asked for the plumber’s and landscaper’s contact information from the previous owner. “It has been beautifully maintained,” Janet Burt said. “Again, we were lucky.” Wong of @properties doesn’t buy and sell waterfront houses. But he indirectly helps buyers and sellers, and he’s wellversed in the differences between bluffs in Illinois and those that slope in Indiana and Michigan. “If you have the opportunity and the means to live on the lake, you’ll never be disappointed,” he said. “Property taxes are higher and there are other issues to consider like maintenance. But there’s nothing like the view of the lake. “The view of the lake,” he added, “is priceless.” ■

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‘Can-do Philosophy’ Annette Sutcliffe (middle) laughs with friends Megan Verhey (left) and Maria Imburgia during their student newspaper and yearbook class at Regina Dominican in Wilmette.

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Two North Shore private high schools embrace single-sex education Kassie DeSantiago works away in pottery class at Woodlands Academy in Lake Forest.

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Two Catholic private high schools on the North Shore boast not only a 100 percent graduation rate for its students — but a 100 percent college acceptance. The two spots, Regina Dominican in Wilmette and Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest, are all-girls schools. Whether single-sex education holds an advantage over co-education for teenagers is oft debated, and the American Civil Liberties Union’s fight against single-sex classrooms at public schools gained much press last year. Proponents of separating the sexes argue that males and females are wired differently, therefore requiring different teaching methods to maximize

learning potential. Plus, it is easier to learn when the opposite sex is not a distraction. Opponents view the separation as discriminatory and believes it reinforces sex stereotypes. Gerald Grossman, headmaster of Woodlands Academy who also teaches English, says it is not so much a matter of single-sex education but an environment that allows students to thrive. According to Grossman, Woodlands’ teaching relies upon tradition as well as science and brain research. One study discovered that girls are most successful when they sense a rapport with the teacher. Grossman says he even pays attention to his range of voice. A girl’s body reacts to a loud, booming voice differently than a boy’s.

However, what is most important goes beyond strategies of teaching — it is about creating an environment that makes students feel at home. “Our curriculum may be very similar, but how we go about it is very different,” said Grossman, in comparing Woodlands

is the stigma that private schools seem to carry, no thanks to portrayals in movies like “Dead Poets Society” that show pretentious students. In fact, Woodlands tuition – more than $23,000 a year for day students and $40,000-plus for boarders — might seem to suggest a sheltered group.

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Writing a pen pal letter seems to be an obligatory English activity in elementary school: a day is spent drafting and editing, the letters are sent, months pass without a reply, and soon the whole ordeal is largely forgotten. But for Daniella Cohen, a freshman at Highland Park High School, it was a rite of passage to becoming a global citizen. “I wanted to find out a little about these kids in war-torn areas, and it evolved into something I never really expected,” said Cohen. In third grade, Cohen’s class went through the scenario above; no responses from kids in Israel and Iraq. Her fifth-grade class tried again with Sahasra Deepika Institute of Education (SDIE) in Bangalore, India, and was met with success. Cohen paired up with Partha Rajendra, grandson of the founder Sahasra Deepika Institute of Education, and the two founded G.I.V.E. (Go, Innovate, Volunteer and Educate), a pen pal program that promotes friendship and education. “A lot of kids here need empathy and cultural understanding, and the kids abroad need a friend and mentor,” said Cohen. She attributes her lesson of empathy to her pen pal, Suma, with whom she still keeps in touch with four years later. Since its inception, G.I.V.E. has sent more than 500 letters from The Boys and Girls Club and schools in Virginia, Wisconsin, Illinois and Washington, D.C. to schools in India, Uganda and soon Rwanda. In addition to letters, the program sends flip-flops inscribed with messages of hope. This year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Cohen’s community, including the mayor, got together to sign over more than flip-flops. G.I.V.E. doesn’t stop there. Realizing that more could be done, Cohen and Rajendra are focusing on the second part of their mission: education. As Cohen explains, the kids in Bangalore focus on math and science, as that is the key to getting out of poverty, but are devoid of poetry and art.

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The program hopes to incorporate that by donating books, and more ambitiously, the Internet. Knowledge Server is the latest extension of G.I.V.E. It already has some funding, a few chrome books and Apple laptops, and the two hope to implement the first Knowledge Server in Bangalore this summer. “Not only do they not have Internet or Wi-Fi, but they don’t have access to knowledge that we can so easily find if we want to,” said Cohen, referencing what students take for granted, like being a click away from the boundless information on Wikipedia. The trip to India is not a first for Cohen. Last March, she spent two weeks there, spending a week at the school in Bangalore. She finally met Suma face-to-face, and got to see the fruits of her labor. The trip was documented on G.I.V.E.’s website, www. gogiveproject.com. “I definitely learned the value of a dollar,” she said of her experience. “I took bucket showers. More importantly, I learned what it means to be a true friend.” Cohen’s efforts have been recognized and honored in several ways. Some of her most memorable achievements include being a finalist for the 2012 Gloria Barron Prize, which honors young heroes, and appearing on NBC Channel 5 on in December. Her involvement in Ashoka Youth Venture captured the attention of schools nationwide, and she hopes her venture spreads to more and more schools here and abroad. “She tries so many different people and uses so many different connections, and she is always persistent,” said Kevin Lakani, Cohen’s English teacher. His sophomore unit on Rwanda was what lead to expanding the program into Rwanda. Once a school is connected, Lakani plans to involve his sophomore class in a letter exchange. His mission matches Cohen’s, which is to promote understanding and erase negative preconceptions about war-torn areas. “Daniella’s a student that’s kind and caring,” said Lakani. “She’s focused on the world outside her own.” ■

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New Trier Township High School has chosen 10 alumni to join its Alumni Hall of Honor in 2013. They are: Bruce Alberts Class of 1956. Alberts is editor of the journal Science. Bobbi Brown Class of 1975. Brown is founder and CCO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Steve Fickinger Class of 1978. Fickinger works as creative consultant to several major entertainment studios. Susan Grant Class of 1972. Grant is executive vice president of CNN News Services. James Hackett Class of 1972. Hackett is executive chairman of the board of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. Mary-Claire King Class of 1963. King is a leading human geneticist. W. James McNerney Jr. Class of 1967. McNerney is chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of The Boeing Co. Bonnie Stern Miller Class of 1966. Miller has devoted her life to promoting peace. Thomas Miller Class of 1956. Miller is a senior partner in the law firm Miller Washington & Kim. Scott Turow Class of 1966. Turow is a best-selling author .

The City of Highland Park will mark the start of the two-year project to upgrade the George B. Prindle Water Treatment Plant with a groundbreaking

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that lets girls spend part of the year studying at another Sacred Heart school. Woodlands has hosted visitors from Austria, Hungary and Spain and will soon host visitors from Chile, Peru and Taiwan. There has also been a much more deliberate effort to engage the girls in service projects around North America. “We call it the ‘Sacred Heart passport,’ but literally, if a Sacred Heart alum rings the doorbell of a Sacred Heart school or convent anywhere in the world, she would be immediately welcomed,” said Grossman. “We would never think of dropping our Sacred Heart identity,” he continues, adding a definite “no” when answering if Woodlands would ever consider going co-ed. Regina Dominican’s head of school, Sister Mary Margaret Pachucki, says the school will also remain female-centered to remain true to its mission. She says girls are attracted to Regina Dominican for its welcoming and caring environment that best suits their learning, support in faith development, and a strong academic program with small class sizes. The current students, who exude

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ceremony at the plant on Friday, Feb. 15. The public is invited to the ceremony, scheduled to start at 11 a.m. The upgrade will incorporate stateof-the-art membrane filtration technology while increasing the plant’s peak production capacity by 50% — to 30 million gallons daily.
In addition to Highland Park, the facility has provided the water supply for more than 30 years for Deerfield, Lincolnshire, Bannockburn, and Fort Sheridan. Lake Forest The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) of Lake Forest will be a recognized charity of the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon in October. All proceeds will benefit GLASA’s adaptive sports programming, which helps the disabled, and provide financial assistance for over 40% of GLASA athletes. Kenilworth The Kenilworth Club will be having its annual Bridal Fair on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Soon-to-be-brides get ideas and speak with vendors about everything from dresses and dishes, to music and food. Visit the Kenilworth Club website for more information.

self-confidence and poise, are the best advertisement. Regina Dominican works towards having an affordable tuition (about $11,400 for its day students this year) while operational costs increase. To offset hardship, it offers some financial assistance for families, as they recognize it may be a sacrifice for parents to send their kids to a private school. In return, girls receive exemplary preparation. “We remain at the cutting edge of education,” said Sister Pachucki, as the school is listed among the top two percent of the nation’s finest schools. “With new programs, like our Leadership Institute, we continue to define our niche and to provide an innovative, quality college preparatory education to our young women.” Any challenges do not compromise the history both schools proudly uphold, nor do they inhibit the quest to push girls to achieve all that they can. “Single-gender schools have a can-do philosophy,” said Sister Pachucki. “Girls are challenged to take risks and to be the very best leaders they can be in all programs of the school with very few outside pressures.” ■

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Sherri Mariani is a certified yoga instructor and masseuse living in Lake Forest. Reading: I am reading “The Greater Journey” by David McCullough. It is bringing me way back to my brief days as an art history major and really making the time period of the mid-to-late 1800s come alive. I just finished “Karmic Management” by Geshe Michael Roach. This book is part of a reading list required for the “Yoga for Survivors” workshop I recently took. Listening: I have become very unadventurous in my listening by not changing the CDs in my car very often. I do find the Shazam App to be most helpful in checking out new songs on the radio (or old songs in a bar). Watching: “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Magic City” (love to see Carla (Kilburg) Bianchi on screen), “The Good Wife”, “Big Bang Theory” and new guilty pleasure “Scandal” are some of what take up my time lately. I am waiting for “True Blood” to return and friends tell me I should watch “Homeland”, but haven’t gotten there yet. I seem to have a great aversion to angry news talk shows. Following: Whenever I get myself to Yoga Circle and take a class with Gabriel Halpern, I know I need to be there more. His wisdom, irreverence, and mastery exemplify what yoga can be. I teach a continuing class at my home and co-teach a class at the Cancer Wellness Center in Northbrook. It is a wonderful place that offers incredible free classes, services and resources to anyone touched by cancer. Yoga: I am continually observing the pattern of my personal yoga practice. I am inspired by the classes I take at Forever Om, Healing Power Yoga, and Moksha Yoga. I hope to bring that to the classes I teach. I will be starting a class soon for

people impacted by cancer or other health issues and also another gentle/restorative class. I recently became a “Stop and Breathe” relaxation coach (Stopandbreathe. org) and will be using that in hospitals and with people undergoing stressful situations. Eating: I do not do much cooking because my husband Frank likes to cook and has pretty much taken that over. No complaints! Favorite Mistake: About 32 years ago, we were getting ready to go on vacation.

“I am reading ‘The Greater Journey’ by David McCullough. It is bringing me way back to my brief days as an art history major and really making the time period of the mid-to-late 1800s come alive.” My son was under a year old, and I don’t remember if it was his first flight or not. As was my way at the time, I was running a little too close to the schedule, which really means chronically late. We rushed to the airport and ran to the gate — things were so much simpler then, especially in that regard. When we arrived there were no seats left in coach, so they put us in first class. This pretty much ended the argument about me being late, but I realize I probably used up my one pass on this. ■


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Two girls board the Deutschland in 1938, a ship set for America to escape the horrors of Nazi Germany. Completely alone, the two form an indestructible bond. Upon arrival they are separated — Edith Westerfeld to Chicago, Gerda Katz to Seattle. They have no address, no phone number to stay in touch. As the years pass by, only glimpses of memories pop into each other’s thoughts. Fast-forward seven decades. A middle school classroom in Naperville reads their story and makes it a mission to unite the long-lost best friends. With Oprah’s camera crew in tow to capture the incredible reunion, the women finally meet face to face after 73 years apart. This is the tale of friendship, healing, and a slice of history immortalized. “People like my mother cope by cutting off their past,” said Fern Chapman of Lake Bluff, who has written about her mother Edith’s experiences in her books, “Motherland” and “Is it Night or Day?” “This has been an experience of coming to know who she is.” The journey began 21 years ago when Chapman was pregnant. Her mother — now Edith Schumer, who was always closed off about her history — decided to take a

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trip to her small hometown of Stockstadt, Germany. The mother-daughter experience was the foundation for Chapman’s first book, “Motherland.” It was not until after she wrote the book that Chapman learned her mother was actually a part of a largely unknown Holocaust rescue mission, One Thousand Children, that placed unaccompanied Jewish children in various foster homes and facilities across America. Schumer’s parents knew that the horrors unfolding in Germany were only going to get worse, so they arranged for Schumer and her sister, though not together, to escape to America. Her parents perished a few years later. “The Holocaust directly hit one generation and was transmitted to the next,” said Chapman. “I certainly felt my mother’s anxiety and loss. I think that’s why I write.” After this discovery, Chapman wrote her second book, “Is It Night or Day?” The historical fiction tells her mother’s story of childhood immigration, including the close friendship with Gerda. It is often read in middle-school curriculums, as kids can relate to the 12-year-old character. The students at Madison Junior High in Naperville were especially moved by the torn friendship and decided to take it upon themselves to unite the women.

“My mother had said, ‘I hope [this book] is like an open letter to Gerda Katz,’” said Chapman. Little did she know that her wish would come true. The students utilized social media and databases until they finally tracked down Gerda Katz Frumkin. Along the way, the story gained enough coverage in the press to interest Oprah Winfrey. Her crew filmed the official meeting of the two women in Seattle in July, 2011. The two women paid a visit Madison Junior High to express their thanks this past August. The reunion aired as part of the first episode of Oprah’s new show, “Lost and Found,” at the beginning of this year. “I always hoped that we would be reunited,” said Schumer, who lives in Skokie. “It was very, very emotional. We are so glad [the students] did this. It really is an amazing story that they found Gerda.” “This was a very sad story that I never imagined would end in triumph,” said Chapman. “Seeing my mother and Gerda together and seeing the students engulf them in love is probably the most memorable experience in the 21 years.” The reunion inspired Chapman to continue the story through a third book, “Like Finding My Twin.” “When we were flying back from Seattle, I asked why it was so important to find Gerda, and my mother said, ‘Oh, it’s like finding my twin!’ They suffered the same historical loss, and as a result, they bonded deeply.” The students’ efforts also inspired Chapman to create a new program, The Tapestry Project (more information can be found at www.fernschumerchapman. com). It encourages students to make history “come alive.” The educational model calls for students to undertake significant

Lake Bluff author Fern Chapman and her mother, Edith Schumer, get together at Edith’s Skokie home. photography by j.geil

projects, comparable to Edith and Gerda’s reunion, in an effort to redress a historical wrong. “When I wrote ‘Motherland’ I thought that piece of my life was over, but then something else happened and something else happened,” said Chapman on the mystery of where life might take you. “I feel honored to be able to call attention to an issue I think is important, because sadly, the impulse remains.” ■

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When Brian Sedlak, a lawyer from Northbrook, first met Don, a Chicago public school student, Don was an undisciplined adolescent. “He was almost wild,” Sedlak recalled. “He seemed to approach everything in life in this manner.” The pair connected years ago through METROsquash, a Chicago-based program that uses squash, academics, cultural enrichment, mentoring and community service to help CPS grade school and high school students realize their full academic, athletic and personal potential.

METROsquash’s partner is the University of Chicago, which allows the use of its squash courts. A number of North Shore residents help the non-profit organization in a number of ways. Sedlak is a METROsquash board member and volunteers his time to make a difference in the lives of at-risk kids. Don no longer flies off the handle, and he has a firm grip on his squash game. He now attends a highly selective high school in Chicago. “Don’s confidence grew as he stayed with METROsquash, and everyone in the program could see that,” Sedlak said. “He is now a mature young adult and is very

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disciplined. The program showed him that you must have a plan and be disciplined to achieve your goals.” Founded in 2005, METROsquash has helped place 49 students in their bestmatched high schools, including East Coast boarding schools such as Hotchkiss. METROsquash student-athletes have accessed more than $1 million in academic, squash and summer scholarships. “Many of the kids had never heard of squash when they came to us,” said Bill Hunter, a Lake Bluff resident who invests in small businesses and also serves as a METROsquash board member. “And some of the kids don’t always play squash after school; they arrive on campus just to get tutored. But what’s great about the program is the sport of squash — it’s a great conduit to other things.” Winnetka resident Wade Judge, another board member, deflates his squash opponents with a lethal backhand drop shot. The commercial real estate businessman is in his fifth year with METROsquash. “There are a lot of terrific causes out there,” Judge said. “The thing I like most about METROsquash is the number of different things the kids get to experience. We’re about academics, squash, educating the kids on nutrition and helping them develop socially. “What’s also great,” he added, “is the campus setting. The University of Chicago has been a phenomenal partner, and the kids we work with get the chance to be around college students, who double as role models.” METROsquash is close to breaking ground on its own multi-million-dollar facility, with donations from people who see the program as a path to a better life for kids. It will be located west of the University of Chicago campus. “I would be surprised if we don’t break ground in 2013,” Sedlak said.

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Sedlak grew up in Chicago and attended Haugan Grammar and Taft High. He started playing squash in his late 30s and heard about METROsquash through a pro at the University Club of Chicago. “I felt a connection to the kids and the program,” said Sedlak. “The program is unique in that it uses squash — a sport primarily identified with affluence in the U.S. — as a hook to get at-risk students involved. Once in the doors, the real focus is on education and discipline. “Nothing,” he added, “is more inspiring to me than to see one of the kids attend a squash tournament at a college venue and do well.” Hunter has been hitting boasts (angle shots) in squash since he was 13. He first heard of METROsquash when his children, Brenton (now 18) and Kendall (16), played in a squash tournament several years ago at the U of C. METROsquash director David Kay — a former squash captain at Princeton University — eventually asked Hunter to serve as a board member. “The end game is getting kids interested in school, in studying and in learning the discipline it takes to do well in anything,” Hunter said. “Squash is only a part of it. Many of the kids and their parents aren’t aware of the scholarships out there available to them. We’re there to inform them of the scholarships and help them apply for them.” Having a lot of free time after school isn’t always a good thing for kids, Judge noted. METROsquash participants are busy kids who are interested in becoming transformed. “What keeps me enthused is seeing what the kids are becoming. When the kids in boarding schools come back during spring break, they’re not just great role models for the younger kids in the program; they’re also impressing the younger kids’ parents or guardians.” ■

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Winnetka Children’s Hour has been providing live entertainment since 1932. The year culminates with an original musical written by members of the board and performed by their children. This year, the kids are presenting a medley of TV pop culture in “Remote Control.” A three-day set of performances of the hour-long musical kicked off Thursday at Winnetka’s Community House. Eighth-graders Katherine Gjertsen, Clare MacCarthy and Alice Kipp spoof three different Disney princesses in a high school setting: a vain Cinderella, cheating Rapunzel and bully Snow White. A science nerd fed up with their antics accidentally sends them to TV land, and the only way for them to come home is if they realize and fix their separate flaws. The girls journey through parodies of “Toddlers and Tiaras,” ESPN, “America’s Got Talent” and more, complete with commercial breaks. “This one is the most fun musical I’ve been in, and especially

because I get to do it with the other two girls who I’ve been with all these years,” said Gjertsen, who has been acting with Children’s Hour for eight years. This year, 34 kids ranging from age 7 to 14 will be performing alongside the veteran actresses. Children’s Hour is quite different from any other acting troupe for several reasons. There are no outside auditions; only children of the board members act in the musicals. The board is made up of about 22 families, and members need to be nominated to join. Schools involved this year include Greeley, Hubbard Woods, Crow Island, Sears, Skokie School and Carleton Washburne. The board employs a director, choreographer and music director for the musical each year, but the members volunteer to produce almost every aspect of the show. The hardworking parents are responsible for writing the script, building the scenery, costumes and publicity. “We write the show based on the kids we have each year, so

we can actually tailor the parts to the different kids we have based on how much stage time they want or rehearsal time they can commit to,” said board member Gwen Oelerich, who has been on the board for nine years. Coincidentally, Oelerich found out that her husband’s grandmother, Helen Oelerich was one of the founders of Winnetka Children’s Hour. The kids also have a large creative input on the script and songs, as this year’s show transpired during a sleepover with the three leading ladies. As Gjertsen explains, their ideas help make the script more current, as they know how kids would talk and what songs they would like. “I’m really sad because I’ve grown so close to all of the cast,” said Gjertsen. “You truly feel like a family.” Performances are on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. Tickets for the show are $8 and can be purchased either at the Community House the night of the event or in advance by e-mailing Oelerich at gwen@ koconsulting.com ■.


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A few weeks ago I received an email from a reader in search of help. She asked if I could recommend a marriage counselor. I was alternately flattered that she considered me a reputable source for all things marriage and flabbergasted that she would trust me with something as precious as the fate of that most important relationship. My formal education covered English and marketing – far cries from the kind of expertise this reader sought. Her email, however, raised a good question: How do people find good marriage counselors? While I don’t hesitate to detail the contents of a blocked pipe when I ask a neighbor to recommend a good plumber, I’m not sure that I could be brave enough to ask the same neighbor about counseling. Would she look down upon my failures as a wife? Would she be insulted by the suggestion that she has called on a marriage a counselor to improve her own relationship? While I lack the knowledge requested by my reader and the courage to be honest with my neighbors, I have other skills. Among them, I am an excellent shopper, and I knew immediately that I could help my distressed

reader hunt for a good counselor. Clinical social worker and therapist Anna Marcolin of Highland Park said the Internet is a good place to start. Sites like NetworkTherapy.com and PsychologyToday. com can help couples find therapists in their community who specialize in marriage and relationship counseling. Consider which of the therapists listed is also covered by your insurance plan, and you’re headed in the right direction. “In the end it’s about finding the proper fit,” Marcolin said. “Call the office and talk to the therapist for 5-10 minutes on the phone. Or go in; set up a 15-minute consultation. We can have all the skills in the world but if the personalities don’t fit, we’re not going to be of any help. “Go with your gut. Psychology is intimate – it’s the most intimate leap you can take. You must feel like you can trust your therapist.” Evanston social worker Susan Kennedy agreed: the goal is to find someone with whom both spouses are comfortable and feel respected. Look for a counselor with specific training in marital therapy when

you’re browsing online, she said, but trust your instincts to seek out a situation that feels right. Once you make the first call, Northfield social worker Lynn Zakeri offered ideas to guide a consultation. She said the therapist should be clear about his or her style for working with couples. “You want to be sure that the counselor is a good fit for both spouses. Some people may worry that the counselor is going to align with one side or the other,” she said. “You also want some tangible strategies. You want someone to challenge you and to work toward something that makes sense to everyone.” But she, too, echoed adv ice first heard from M a r c ol i n a nd Kennedy: go with your gut. Look at photos and descriptions online before you make any calls. “Therapy will be exhausting,” Zakeri warned. “You’re going to talk about parenting, money, sex and insecurities. It’s a lot of work to come in and hear why the person you love the most

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in the world is angry with you, and then go back to work. “You want (a counselor) to offer new hope when you feel like all hope is gone,” Zakeri said. “But if you had a foundation for your relationship when you started, you can get back there.” Good advice from three smart women.. ■ Love & Marriage columnist Joanna Brown can be reached at Joanna@northshoreweekend.com

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About Towns FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8

Children’s Cancer Research Fundraiser Univision Radio Chicago & St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital | Radio stations WOJO 105.1 FM, WPPN 106.7 FM, WRTO 1200 AM, WVIV 103.1 FM and WVIX 93.5 FM | 6 a.m.–7 p.m. | 1-800-998-8432, or promesayesperanza.org Univision Radio Chicago hosts its annual St. Jude Promesa y Esperanza (Promise and Hope) radio event to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other deadly childhood diseases. Listeners can become Angeles de Esperanza (Angels of Hope) by making a donation of $20 per month.

February Youth Art Month The Art Center – Highland Park | 1957 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park | 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Free | 847-432-1888 or theartcenterhp.org Community outreach exhibit showcasing the talent and creativity of young artists from North Shore School District’s 113 (Highland Park High School and Deerfield High School) students. The District 113 Exhibit runs through Feb. 10.

God of Carnage Citadel Theatre Company | 300 S. Waukegan

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Events to attend on the North Shore in the week ahead treats will be served throughout the day, and Valentine’s gifts and cards will be available for purchase.

Feel Again

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minican High School | 701 Locust Rd., Wilmette

tration $50/10k, $45/5k. Student rates available. | northshoreloverun.com

Lake Forest College Alumni Memorial Field-

Be My Valentine Drop-In Craft

house | 555 N. Sheridan Rd. | 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. |

The Lake Forest College Athletics Department, in conjunction with the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA), will host the third annual event. NorthShore University HealthSystem will serve as a sponsor. Admission is free and open to the public, but donations are encouraged in order to support GLASA. In addition to the game, there will be raffle prizes, including an iPad mini.

Under the direction of Wayne Mell, Citadel Theatre Company presents God of Carnage. As winter wears thin, so will the tempers of the characters presented on Citadel’s Stage. Yasmina Reza’s critically acclaimed and commercially successful God of Carnage depicts, through savage and cutting comedy, a darker side of the human condition. The winner of the 2009 Laurence Olivier and Tony Awards for best new play, this exciting and absurdist play is centered in conflict when a simple playground disagreement between children devolves into chaotic friction between their parents.

$10 Adults, $5 Seniors and Members of

Love…Done with heART Re-Invent Gallery | 202 Wisconsin Ave., Lake Forest | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 224-544-5961 or reinventlf.com Visit Re-Invent Gallery’s fine art exhibit, which includes work by jewelry artist Mary Mowry. Hot chocolate, cider, and

Lake Forest Library | 360 E. Deerpath, Lake

847-735-5285 | vanmalderghem@lakeforest.edu

Illinois, Lake Forest | 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. |

Targeted for children in grades 3-6, this workshop led by pastry chef Gale Gand will instruct participants on how to frost a cupcake — just in time for Valentine’s Day. Registration required; contact the library for details.

Series Three of the hit period drama continues to unfold as a yearly cricket match with the village sees old scores settled and new plots hatched. Make your weekly fix into an event with the party ideas offered free at WTTW’s website.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 11

$37.50 | citadeltheatre.org.

or glencoepubliclibrary.org

WTTW/PBS | 8 p.m. | wttw.com

The Sleds Are Coming Again!

Gorton Community Center | 400 E.

Park Ave, Glencoe | 2 p.m.- 3 p.m. | 847-835-5056

Contemporary dance group Kaleidoscope Dance Ensemble will perform their show “Feel Again” at Regina Dominican High School. Call in advance to procure tickets.

Downton Abbey, Part 6

Join in the 3rd Annual North Shore Cupid’s Love Dash, a Valentine’s-themed 10 or 5k race. Run with a friend, sweetheart, or for a charity; see website for details. Race swag includes candy stations on the race course, a performance long sleeve, and one week free of Krav Maga training.

through Saturday (3 p.m. – Sundays) | Tickets

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445 Central Ave., Highland Park | 8 a.m. | Regis-

Nutritious or Malicious?

Heartfelt Cupcakes with Gale Gand

Kaleidoscope Dance Ensemble at Regina Do-

North Shore Cupid’s Love Dash

Road, Lake Forest | 8 p.m. – Every Thursday

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League of Women Voters-LFLB or Lake Forest Open Lands Association. Free for students (must preregister by email). | lwv-lflb.org Experts in the fields of agriculture and health will present and be on-hand to answer questions, including: Bill Kurtis, broadcast journalist, conservationist, and founder of Tallgrass Beef Company and Ruchi S. Gupta, assistant professor of pediatrics and a health services researcher at Northwestern University and Children’s Memorial Hospital. Melanie K. Rummel, chairman of the Lake Forest Open Lands Association and LWV-LFLB member, will moderate.

College Night North Shore Congregation Israel and North Suburban Synagogue Beth El | 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe | 4 p.m.-6 p.m. | nssbethel.org or nsci.org College Night: Navigating the transition from high school to college for 11th and 12th grade students and their parents. This free event is open to the community and features an afternoon of information and conversation with Jewish educators and social workers.

Forest | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Free | 847-234-0648 or lakeforestlibrary.org Drop by the Lake Forest Library’s Children’s Department during your day in order to make a Valentine’s Day card for your special someone (or several special someones).

Warm Up this Winter in an Authentic Irish Pub Try our Brand new expanded Menu!

Kids 12 and under Eat Free Tuesday *one per paying adult

wednesday Bridie Burger day $6, bEsT in HigHwood!

Best Private Party Rooms on the Northshore! KaraoKe every Friday nighT, and live Music saTurday nighTs

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Jean Anderson #1 AGENT IN LAKE FOREST/LAKE BLUFF MARKET FOR TOTAL VOLUME SOLD AND MOST UNITS SOLD* JEAN ANDERSON | 847.460.5412

847.460.5413 | DONNA MANCUSO

BROKER & VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES WITH $400 MILLION IN CAREER SALES Awarded one of the top 10 Luxury Real Estate Agents on the North Shore of Chicago for four consecutive years! Honorees were selected based on their sales success with homes valued at $1.5 Million plus, as well as the number of active listings they held in this price range. UNDER CONTRACT

OPEN SUN 1 - 3

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A serene ravine is the backdrop for this inspired architecture w/main floor master suite and views that showcase the seasons in all their splendor! $2,195,000

Windridge Estates scene stealer. Exceptional new kitchen, brand new master bath and new roof. Freshly painted. Finished lower level and 4 car garage. $1,899,000

OPEN SUN 1 - 4

975 ARMOUR CIRCLE | LAKE FOREST

450 THORNE LANE | LAKE FOREST

Elegant Gene Martin built home. Meticulously maintained w/grand rooms that open up to lovely patio and gardens. White kitchen w/new granite counters. $1,349,000

Beautiful Stanley Anderson home on over 1 acre East of Sheridan Rd. Brand new kitchen & baths. New stainless steel appliances. New hardwood floors. $1,175,000

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221 GLENWOOD ROAD | LAKE FOREST

1118 PINE OAKS CIRCLE | LAKE FOREST

Classic English tudor by Jerome Cerny. Stone & stucco w/slate roof. Impeccably maintained w/many original details. Over 1/2 acre w/lovely gardens. $1,050,000

Town home w/luxury appointments & soaring spaces. Spacious patio. Custom kitchen & lux baths. 2 bedroom suites, loft w/wet bar & huge basement. $3,900/month

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First Annual Fashion Show My Best Friend’s Closet

photography by larry miller The Occasion: Friends and shoppers of My Best Friend’s Closet, an upscale resale shop in Highland Park, took to The Alley in Highwood for the store’s First Annual Fashion Show, co-sponsored by Salon Volé. The Details: Owners Gilat Zamost and Susan Plumer Gerber organized an evening of raff les, drink specials, and music by DJ Gee M Kay, all culminating in a runway show of the hottest looks of the season and the latest collection from Lana Jewelry. The End Result: More than $1,500 was raised by the more than 200 in attendance, to benefit Tails of Hope, a no-kill, notfor-profit animal rescue organization. mybestfriendsclosethp.com

SUSAN GERBER, INGRID RAZNY

GILAT ZAMOST, SUSAN GERBER

MARZENA JONAK, WIESIA REDLICH

Experience Counts

KIM ROONEY, HARVEY GERSKOWITZ

KIM LACY, URSULA KIELICH, MAGGIE NODLAND, GRACE KOMOSA

A Matter of Taste

Patience, passion are watchwords for City Park Grill chef

Arnie Krause

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* Only a sampling!

Carol Munro

Coldwell Banker Winnetka (847) 800-1482 CarolMunroHomes.com Carol.Munro@cbexchange.com

Arnie Krause is the chef at City Park Grill in Highland Park and has been in the restaurant business for more than 25 years. He is also the chef at The Claim Company in Northbrook. Did you cook growing up? No, I got into the kitchen aspect kind of by accident. I planned on being in the front of restaurants, but when I started working at Timber, I ended up spending most of my time in the kitchen. I got a taste for it and ended up supervising the kitchen for a number of years before becoming the chef at Forty-One North in 1999. Best advice? You need to have patience, a passion for it — if you don’t, it will eat you — and you need to make time to get out and see what other people are doing. Favorite dish on the menu? If I’m doing fish, it’s the cashew tilapia. If I’m doing meat, it’s the barbecue skirt steak. Favorite food to make? Recently I’ve been enjoying pastas. You can combine and mix and match different items and create something that’s pleasing to your palate — pasta lends itself to experimentation, because you combine things that you might not think about putting together otherwise. What do you like to eat at home?

Pasta or fish. I prefer the white, flakey fishes —groupers, bass, snappers. You can do anything with them. I like it spicy. Favorite tool? A good, sturdy, well-balanced chef’s knife is always a chef’s best friend. I don’t have any certain tool that I use more than others. Favorite cookbook? I’m more into magazines than I am into cookbooks. I really like Cook’s Magazine; it keeps things more straightforward and in the real world, as opposed to some cookbooks that aren’t good out of the environment they were written in. Funniest or most memorable kitchen incident? It’s funny now — my very first day in the kitchen at Timbers. I was 24 years old, and we had a mesquite char broiler that we cooked all of our fish on. It was 100 percent wood-burning, and you had to start it every morning. When I was shaving kindling, the very first thing I did was put the hatchet in my thumb. I’ve had a fair number of stitches over the years; it’s part of the business. City Park Grill is located at 1791 St. Johns Ave. in Highland Park. Call 847.432.911 or visit thecityparkgrill.com for more information. ■


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Griffith, Grant & Lackie Realtors®

2012

Top Producing

Nancy Adelman

Lisa Dooley Trace

Marina Carney & Andy Mrowiec

Sales Agents

Kathi Hudson

Marie Colette

Elizabeth Wieneke

We are pleased to congratulate our top performing agents for their outstanding contributions in 2012. Their combined production exceeded $75 million in residential sales. Our total

sales production per agent in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff is the highest for any brokerage located in our communities.

We thank our agents for their exceptional efforts in 2012 and look forward to another successful year in 2013. ~ Scott Lackie, Lake Forest Managing Broker, and Brad W. Andersen, Lake Bluff Managing Broker

Griffith, Grant & Lackie Realtors ® | Sales Team Nancy Adelman Brad W. Andersen Marina Carney Mary Dallas Cole Marie Colette Kristen Esplin Thomas Grant

William Griffin Ron Hart Flor Hasselbring Ann Marie Hodgdon Farino Kathi Hudson

Beth Keepper Scott Lackie John Liapes Barbara Macfarlane Catherine McKechney Denise Moran

Join Our Team! Contact Scott Lackie or Brad Andersen for details.

Andy Mrowiec Kathi Shimp Linda Smith Nancy Touhy Statza Lisa Dooley Trace Jim Warfield Elizabeth Wieneke

Lake Forest: 847.234.0485 Lake Bluff: 847.234.0816

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Bu ying your Flatware & Tea Sets

Victor Seyedin, co-owner of Lake City Cleaners, has three stores on the North Shore.

photography by j.geil

Lake City Cleaners’ Seyedin helps business shine angelika labno

Victor Seyedin, co-owner of Lake City Cleaners with his wife, Janice, wanted to make a name for himself in the “green” cleaning industry. That is why he was the first on the North Shore to purchase Solvair, the environmentally friendly dry cleaning machine. “It is the Ferrari of dry cleaning machines,” said Seyedin, adding that people from as far as London have come to check out the machine that has clothes float, not tumble, for five minutes before coming out clean, reducing the risk for damage or shrinkage. “We have the best equipment available and the best quality people to press the garment.” Seyedin bought the 80-year-old cleaners in Highland Park in 2000 after moving to Chicago from Wisconsin, where he had operated video-rental stores. He added three more sites after buying Perfecto Cleaners. Today, Lake City Cleaners specializes in cleaning high-quality garments for clients from Lake Bluff to Lake Shore Drive, with locations in Lake Forest, Highland Park, Evanston and Chicago. Pick up and delivery is also available for the entire North Shore. “A nice suit is worn once or twice a year, so like

Handling all OF THE MaJOR ManUFaCTURERS OF STERling SilVER FlaTWaRE: Alvin | Christofle | Georg Jensen | Gorham International Silver | Lunt | Oneida | Reed & Barton Tiffany | Towle | Wallace And many more. Please call for information!

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china, after its use, you must take special care of it,” said Seyedin. “You don’t put china in the dishwasher after dinner because you’ll break it.” Seyedin wanted to see firsthand the way high-end garments are made so that his stores can better care for luxurious fabrics. A trip to the Brioni factory in Italy proved to be an invaluable experience for him. “I see why people pay $80,000 for a suit,” he said. “The wool is so fine and so difficult to make a suit out of it, and that’s why it is so important to know how to take care of it.” About 40 employees work across the four stores. Specialties include wedding gowns, tailoring, drapery and shoe repair. Seyedin is no stranger to providing expert customer service. Back in his video-rental days, he received an award for Best Retailer of the Year in 1997 and he also won Best Retailer in the U.S. and Canada in the small business category in 1995. His cleaning stores have been honored by America’s Best Cleaners. “I love service and have a passion for my customers,” said Seyedin. Then he corrected himself. “They’re not customers; they’re friends.” ■

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Exquisite Frazier designed Tudor earned 2009 Historic Preservation Award. Architectural integrity maintained during renovation & additions while updating for today’s lifestyles. Vaulted ceilings, soaring windows, detailed millwork, custom cabinetry, stone/hrdwd floors, gourmet kitchen, 5 fireplaces. Magnificent parklike grounds w/pool, 2 Cerny pool houses,3 bluestone patios. Adjacent to golf course. walk to town. Presented by PRUDENTIAL RUBLOFF

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The SFC Team is “Selling the North Shore” Coldwell Banker’s SFC Team Closed 63 Transactions Representing Nearly $60 Million in 2012 Our Clients Say it Best . . . “A long overdue thank you for all you have done for us over the past few months! We couldn’t have pulled this move off without your love, kindness and support. Speaking of which, we were overwhelmed by your incredible house warming gift! Your team really thought of everything! You are incredible people, and you have touched our lives in a profound way. Thank You!” Here I sit this morning on my deck having a cup of coffee and being ever so grateful to all of you for making my dream come true. I had the most fantastic night's sleep in months and haven't stopped smiling from the minute I stepped  through the door at 711. I always knew this was  meant to be my new home and boy did I ever pray hard for this one. . . I know you treat all your clients the same but I always felt I was a friend/client.  I hope we stay in touch and you can walk down for coffee on the deck anytime you want . . . My thanks to everyone in the office who worked so hard behind the scenes - the unsung heroes.” “SFC team was our best experience ever in 9 transactions over the past thirty years. . . .  They were unbelievably supportive and helpful and wise in the ways of successfully marketing . . . and then actually closing the deal with a pleasant, positive and professional tone . . . This team has raised the level of service so high above other real estate agents that they are truly unmatched.” “When I think about our whole experience buying a new house, from the first call we made to moving in yesterday, you  simply blew away every hope and expectation that I could have had . . . What can I say to people who are beyond generous with their time and still give and give and give . . . From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for everything.”

Read More Client Testimonials at www.SFCTeam.com

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Move Ahead with Proven Leaders

Sharon Friedman/Capitanini Team

2012 Closed Sales 3 Canterbury Ct. (Buyer) 151 Park (Buyer/Seller) 1565 Hickory (Buyer) 50 Meadowood (Seller) 110 Lakewood (Buyer) 418 Maple (Seller) 725 Greenwood (Buyer) 518 Laurel (Seller) 2210 Schiller (Seller) 831 Michigan (Buyer/ Seller) 812 Ashland (Seller) 1347 Bennington Ct. (Buyer) 651 Woodmere (Buyer) 622 Washington (Seller) 1942 Birchwood (Seller) 605 Central (Seller) 1239 Elmwood (Seller) 900 Forest (Buyer) 2728 Greenleaf (Buyer/ Seller) 190 Sheridan (Seller)

629 Gregory (Seller) 619 Greenleaf (Buyer) 1140 Greenwood (Seller) 1045 Westmoor (Seller) 1768 Washington (Seller) 225 Woodbine (Seller) 1002 Timber (Buyer) 418 Central (Seller) 1000 Locust (Seller) 201 9th Street (Seller) 179 Roger Williams (Buyer) 1531 Central Parkway (Seller) 2139 Thornwood (Buyer) 1054 Linden (Buyer/ Seller) 1917 Birchwood (Seller) 1525 Greenwood (Seller) 1428 Isabella (Seller) 1620 Lake (Seller) 1118 Main (Seller) 601 Laramie (Buyer)

1221 Middlebury (Seller) 937 Illinois (Seller) 412 Laurel (Buyer/ Seller) 825 Lenox (Seller) 3021 Greenleaf (Seller) 412 Carol Court (Buyer) 220 Kedzie (Seller) 355 Hibbard (Seller) 1611 Elmwood (Seller) 549 Hill (Buyer) 711 Oak, #410 (Seller) 1630 Sheridan, 3E (Seller) 711 Oak, #306 (Buyer) 1925 Lake, #308 (Buyer) 1731 Linneman, 2A (Buyer) 1420 Sheridan, 3I (Seller) 2028 Avalon Ct. (Seller) 701 Ridge, 2 E (Buyer)

Thank You for Entrusting Us with All of Your Real Estate Needs!

Sharon, Frank, Trish Ryann, Susan, Ellen & Lisa

847-652-2312

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903 Grandview Lake Forest

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$469,000 Griffith, Grant & Lackie Griffith, Grant & Lackie 847.234.0816

$1,299,000 Vera Purcell Coldwell Banker 847.234.8000

$1,395,000 Ann Lyon Coldwell Banker 847.234.8000

$649,000 Ann Lyon Coldwell Banker 847.234.8000

$999,000 Ann Lyon Coldwell Banker 847.234.8000

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930 Castlegate Lake Forest

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$1,399,000 Sarah Rowland Coldwell Banker 847.234.8000

$1,050,000 Griffith, Grant & Lackie Griffith, Grant & Lackie 847.234.0485

$1,179,000 Tracy Wurster - Lori Glattly Prudential Rubloff 312.972.2515 - 847.922.6200

$485,000 Lauren Turelli Prudential Rubloff 847.401.2801

$599,000 Kiki Clark Prudential Rubloff 847.804.0969

1290 Arbor Lake Forest

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1170 Griffith Lake Forest

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754 De Roo Loop Highwood

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2700 Sheridan Highland Park

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$1,899,000 Jean Anderson Prudential Rubloff 847.460.5512

$1,175,000 Jean Anderson Prudential Rubloff 847.460.5512

$825,000 Jill Oku Prudential Rubloff 847.902.2296

$435,000 Nancy Feddermann Prudential Rubloff 847.826.9382

$1,495,000 Paula Weiss Coldwell Banker 847.446.4000

1689 Lake Highland Park

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2735 Oak Highland Park

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1176 Carol Glencoe

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$1,150,000 Betsy Burke Koenig & Strey 847.272.0330

$625,000 Albiani/Ackerman atproperties 847.432.0700

$459,900 Vicky Maurici Coldwell Banker 847.753.6206

$565,000 Skirving Team Coldwell Banker 847.924.4119 - 847.863.3614

$999,000 Jean Wright Real Estate Jean Wright Real Estate 847.446.9166

1862 Old Willow Northfield

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$349,000 Katie Marx Coldwell Banker 847.753.6241

$1,695,000 Cummins - McDonald atproperties 847.881.0200

$2,175,000 Jean Wright Real Estate Jean Wright Real Estate 847.446.9166

$1,850,000 Jean Wright Real Estate Jean Wright Real Estate 847.446.9166

$235,000 Jean Wright Real Estate Jean Wright Real Estate 847.446.9166

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$1,499,000 Sherry Moliter Koenig & Strey 847.272.0330 210 6th St

$4,325,000 Marion Powers Prudential Rubloff 847.881.8077

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$1,450,000 Sharon Friedman Coldwell Banker 847.652.2312

$964,000 Team Mangel atproperties 847.881.0200

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$1,250,000 Monica Childs atproperties 847.881.0200

$639,000 Baylor - Shields atproperties 847.881.0200

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New Trier senior Reid Berman (No. 12) scrambles for a loose ball while teammate Steven Cook looks on during the War on the Shore shootout.

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“Lob City” is taken, the nickname for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, featuring loft passes from point guard Chris Paul to dunking machine Blake Griffin. A similar basketball show this winter has been playing to rave reviews at the local level. New Trier High School senior Reid Berman often authors well-timed alley-oop passes to 6-foot-4 classmate Steven Cook, who has frayed countless nets with his slams for the 22-4 Trevians. Maybe “Lob Village” will stick. Winnetka is a village, after all. “It’s easy for me. All I do is throw the ball up there and let (Cook’s) long arms take over from there,” the 6-foot Berman said last weekend. It’s not easy. Berman makes it look easy, as he does when he delivers any kind of pass. The highly competitive

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Berman displays wide array of passes as New Trier’s assist king point guard displayed his full arsenal of passes in NT’s 65-61 defeat of St. Viator in a War on the Shore shootout game at Loyola Academy on Feb. 2. Some were fancy, some were textbook and some were “hockey assists” (the passes made before the assists). Against Viator’s Lions Berman bounced passes to post players and cutting guards, shoved chest passes, chucked lengthy quarterback passes and even got an assist on a two-handed, overhead launch that traveled three-quarters of the court and landed in the hands of senior Stas Banas (game-high 22 points). Berman finished with nine points and 10 assists in the Trevians’ ninth straight win, a night after helping NT down Waukegan 75-64 in a Central Suburban League South game. “Reid Berman had the best weekend,” NT boys basketball coach Scott Fricke said. “He’ll probably end up being our school’s all-time leader in assists (400-plus).”

A “dime” in hoops is slang for assist. If you received a dime for each of Berman’s assists in the 32-team Proviso West Tournament in December, you’d be $4 richer. His 40 assists in five games set a tournament record. The second-best assist man at this season’s tourney totaled 27. “I’ve always loved passing and handling the ball,” said the Amherst College-bound Berman, averaging 8.1 points and nearly seven assists per game. “Growing up, that’s what I always worked on with my dad (Tom, who played point guard at MIT, located 92 miles from Amherst).” Berman lives only three houses — or approximately three lob passes — from the Princeton-bound Cook. The two have been playing basketball together, or against each other in driveways, since the second grade. “We have good chemistry on the court,” Cook said. ‘It’s fun playing with him.” It can’t be fun playing against him. Nobody wants to win a basketball game more than the feisty Berman does, considering his all-business, all-out demeanor on the court from tip to final buzzer. “He never backs down in games,” Cook said. Berman oozes leadership, and fittingly his jersey number (12) is the number some of the greatest NFL quarterbacks have worn. But Berman’s affinity for his favorite number has nothing to do with football. “That was John Stockton’s number,” Berman said of the former Utah Jazz great, who is the NBA’s career leader in assists. “John Stockton — that’s my guy.” Berman later spoke highly of his Trevians team after the victory over St. Viator, which had entered the game with a 15-5 mark and defeated state-ranked Benet Academy the previous night. “I didn’t learn anything new about our team (this weekend),” he said. “Others probably did, though. Some have thought we’re soft suburban kids; that’s not the case. Sure it would be nice to be ranked as a team, but we’re more concerned with the process of the season, with getting better as a team each game.” Berman’s next team, Amherst, has averaged 24 wins per season since 2000-01 under Amherst alumnus and 36thyear coach David Hixon (’75), including the 30-2 mark the Lord Jeffs had after winning the NCAA Division III national championship in ’07. Hixon’s 2012-13 club is 20-2 (8-0 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference) and won its 14th straight game when it beat Tufts 100-89 on Feb. 2. “My major in college?” Berman said last weekend. “No idea. Check back with me in two years.” For now, he’ll continue to concentrate on getting that MBA (Most Basketball Assists) at New Trier. Recap: In addition to Berman’s and Banas’ stellar efforts against St. Viator, Cook scored 15 points and came down with a team-high seven rebounds, while Trevians junior guard Jordan Thomas netted nine points, including five of NT’s 13 made free throws in the fourth quarter. ■

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Munzer, a Yale University recruit who is averaging 24.9 points per game, is all about involving others. She leads the team in every major category: points, rebounds, steals, assists and passes to LoGrande. “That shot on the wing. That’s Lizzy’s shot,” said Munzer, who consistently kicks the ball out to LoGrande when she’s double-teamed in the lane. “She’s worked hard on her three-point shot. And the success she’s had with it is reflective of the hard work she’s put it.” “Lizzy always has been a pretty good shooter,” said HP head coach Jolie Bechtel. “She’s always had that range.” LoGrande hit a pair of three-pointers and tossed in 10 points in HP’s heart-breaking Senior Night loss to Glenbrook North on Feb. 1. She fouled out with 4:14 left to play — and her absence was felt. “That was a big blow,” said Munzer. “But we can’t lose our focus.” “Lizzy also is a good ball-handler,” said Bechtel. “And we could have used that at the end of the game.” LoGrande has had her share of solid performances this winter. She was an all-tournament selection in the Mundelein Thanksgiving Tournament. And she put up a season-high 22 points in the tournament opener in Orlando during the winter break. “To her credit, she does more than scoring,” said Bechtel. “She also has become one of our better defenders. She’s committed herself to defense.” Highland Park High School junior Lizzy LoGrande looks to score during recent action. LoGrande’s future is bright. “She’s really established herself. She’s already a leader,” photography by j.geil said Munzer. “She just has keep working on her shot and ■ by kevin reiterman keep gaining more confidence. She’ll have to step up even more next year. And I think she will. She’ll embrace it.” Every superstar needs a trusted sidekick. Notable: Losing on Senior Night was tough on Munzer. And being the No. 2 scoring option to Lena Munzer — a “An emotional game,” said Munzer, a four-year starter franchise-type player — is just fine with Highland Park on varsity who has scored 597 points this season. “It was High School’s Lizzy LoGrande. my last time playing on that court. Regardless how the Munzer, a senior, and LoGrande, a junior, have been game went (win or lose), it was going to be rough for me.” But, winning conference? one of the winning combinations for the 15-9 Giants, who “It’s awesome. Special, “ said Munzer, who helped HP have clinched their third Central Suburban League North to league titles in 2010 and 2011. girls basketball title in four years. The Giants, who are 8-1 in the CSL North, will cap off “Going into the season, I saw this as my new role,” said LoGrande is a viable second option for the 5-foot-7 LoGrande, a two-year varsity player with the the regular season with a road game at Deerfield on Feb. league champion Giants ability to knock down the three-point shot. “I knew Lena 8. The team is seeded No. 11 in the loaded Libertyville needed someone to help her out.” Ravinia North Shore 2-8 PlumbingSectional. ad_Layout 1■1/31/13 8:35 AM Page 1

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Some claim that it takes 17 muscles to smile. John Lee used all 17 after earning a sectional qualifying berth at the Fremd Regional on Feb. 2. The New Trier High School senior, who entered the competition with a rather faceless 12-17 record, couldn’t stop smiling after pinning Fremd’s Rob Haase in the 152pound third-place bout. He flashed one of those perma-smiles. “It’s unbelievable,” said an ecstatic Lee, seconds after recording the victory. “It’s going to be my first trip to the podium. I’m so happy.” The smile didn’t go unnoticed by his coach. “He’s proud of himself, and he should be,” said New Trier mat boss Marc Tadelman. “I don’t think he’s done,” the coach added. “We don’t want him to think that this is the pinnacle. Hopefully, he’ll win some matches at the sectional (Friday and Saturday at Barrington).” Lee’s overall record (15-18) is deserving of the asterisk. “Everyone laughs at his record, but some of his losses came against top wrestlers,” Tadelman said. Lee, who has been wrestling since the fifth grade, was on his game throughout the regional. He won his first match by a major decision (14-4). Then, after dropping a 2-0 decision to the 152-pound runner-up, Sanja Erdenebaater of Glenbrook South, in the semifinals, Lee went to town with pins against Glenbrook North’s Vince Agins (2:37) and Haase (4:34).

“I guess I wanted it more,” said Lee, who was a second string JV wrestler last year. “I knew I needed to turn it up for regional. I’ve been going hard in the weight room.” His efforts also made a difference in the team standings. The Trevians claimed top honors with 202 points. Prospect was the runner-up (183). NT’s regional champs were junior Colin Kenyon, senior M.J. Pritchard, senior Chris

“He’s proud of himself, and he should be” | NT coach Mark Tadelman Alcock and sophomore Alec McKenna. The runner-ups were Luke Iida (138), Paul Papoutsis (160) and John Benson (220). The other sectional qualifiers were thirdplace finishers Shayan Hossein (106) and Ben Hogin (182). Kenyon improved to 31-7 when he defeated Wheeling’s David Rodriquez by technical fall in the 113-pound final. Pritchard heads to the sectional with a 36-4 ledger after pinning GBS’s Jimmy Binder in the 120 title bout. Alcock, at 126, raised his record to 25-5 after pinning GBS’s Amra Otgonbaatar in 5:25. And McKenna (32-9) dominated the action at 132, topping Wheeling’s David Gonzalez in the final with a major decision. ■


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‘Grand’ finale Lake Forest Academy’s Clamage reaches 1,000-point milestone ■ by

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In the first minute of her varsity basketball career at Lake Forest Academy in 2009, guard Lauren Clamage committed a turnover. It was an over-and-back violation in a season opener at the Vernon Hills High School Tournament. “Too much adrenaline was pumping,” the 5-foot-7 Clamage, now a senior, recalled with a smile. Caxys coach Chris Tennyson motioned immediately to his excitable freshman starter after the whistle, signaling her to join him for a quick face-to-face near a sideline. “Relax,” he ordered. “Close your eyes and take a deep breath.” Clamage closed her eyes and took a deep breath. More than three years later the same Lauren Clamage left people breathless with a 36-point effort in a satisfying win at Culver (Ind.) Academy and scored her eye-popping 1,000th career point at the Fenton Quad in Bensenville four days later. “That’s a heck of a milestone,” Tennyson said of Clamage’s “grand” feat, accomplished on Jan. 23. “She’s reached the point where’s she comfortable with the ball in her hands and all of her teammates look up to her and defer to her.” After her brilliant game at Culver on Jan. 19, Clamage sat near Tennyson during a pizza team dinner. Clamage had nailed a trio of treys in the third quarter — turning a slight lead into a comfortable advantage — and Tennyson wanted to discuss that key stretch and the career-high point total with his co-captain between bites. But Clamage, a Lake Forest resident, wanted to focus on the team — and the team only. “I don’t like talking about individual stats,” Clamage said after scoring 12 points in LFA’s 53-26 defeat of host Woodlands Academy on Jan. 29. “All I wanted to do was talk about the win with my coach. It’s

a ‘team’ sport and teammates passed the ball to me and helped me get open. “What I’ll never forget about that win was how high our assistant coach (Erica Wood) jumped after the win. I’d never seen her jump as high as she did that day.” A point guard in some games and a shooting guard in others, Clamage averages 21 points, nearly five rebounds and 4.5 assists per game this winter for LFA (12-9). She dropped 24 points on St. Viator and 22 on Latin in games last month and tallied 32 in a 60-50 loss to North Chicago on Feb. 2. Her career point total stood at 1,086 after the NC game. “She’s more than a good shooter,” LFA senior co-captain Margaux Boles said. “She can also score on drives and she has so many moves. We’re playing well as a team because of Lauren’s versatility and confidence.” Three significant reasons Clamage is as competitive as she is are Eric, Ryan and Austin — her brothers. Eric is a sophomore at Furman University, Ryan is a sophomore at LFA and Austin is 8. “When we go at it in basketball, whether it’s on a driveway or in a gym, we almost need a referee,” said the sister, who trains with her younger brothers under the guidance of longtime AAU basketball coach Mike Weinstein on most Sundays. “It gets intense and physical against my brothers. But I love it; I always have. “When I’m playing basketball, I don’t think about anything else and that’s what I also love about the sport.” Clamage lauded Tennyson for his hoops acumen and pointed to Weinstein for her improved shooting. Her release is quicker and she’s creating more space for herself before elevating for a jumper. “Lauren’s skills and leadership have grown,” Tennyson said of his secondyear captain. “What’s also special about Lauren is her blend of competitiveness and lightheartedness. “Her skills have gotten better every

Caxys senior guard Lauren Clamage drives to the bucket during earlier action this season.

photography by j.geil year,” he added. “What I’ve noticed about her game this season more than anything else is how confident she is with her dribbling.” Starting next winter she’ll bounce a basketball for Division III Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., where she’ll likely score at least 1,000 more points in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. She plans to major in premed and begin a path toward becoming a pediatrician. “That’s the career I’ve wanted for a long time,” said Clamage, who attempted to heal a teammate’s shooting struggles after a game last month by taking her aside and reminding her to bend her knees and follow through more. Clamage sometimes likes to work on her own follow-through — while flat on her back in her room — with the engraved ball she

received on Jan. 26 to commemorate her 1,000th career point. Two of her biggest supporters, parents Ed and Audrey Clamage, were present for the presentation before LFA’s home game against Willows Academy. “My mom, she got a little emotional,” the Caxys’ all-time leading scorer recalled. “My dad was proud.” Recap: LFA forward Dija Diouf scored 10 points, grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds and finished with two steals and two blocks in the 53-26 defeat of Woodlands on Jan. 29. Boles added 11 points. Sophomore guard Avanna Kotlarz paced Woodlands with nine points, while Wildcats senior forward Lexi Gonzalez had five boards. … Clamage hit for a team-high 18 points in LFA’s 51-27 defeat host Christian Liberty on Jan. 31. ■

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When he was 8, Jack Mangan swam for Skokie Country Club’s swim team. Swimming was a recreation for the Winnetka resident then, just another activity. Lacrosse, basketball and football would attempt to woo him later. “I didn’t think swimming was a big deal,” recalled Mangan, now a New Trier High School senior. But New Trier boys swim coach Mark Onstott thought of Mangan as the real deal way back then. Onstott also served as Indian Hill Club’s swim coach, and whenever Indian Hill faced Skokie CC, Mangan caught Onstott’s attention.

“Jack was a racer,” Onstott said. “He gave everything he got in every race and that was obvious to me. He hasn’t changed a bit.” Mangan’s mother Julie, unlike Jack, knew Onstott coached New Trier Trevians after country club seasons. She encouraged her young son to introduce himself to the coach. “I didn’t feel like doing that because I wasn’t serious about swimming,” he said. “I started getting serious about it in the eighth grade, after narrowing it down. “If I hadn’t pursued swimming, I’d probably be playing lacrosse – and not being very good at it.” Mangan closeted the lax stick for good and stuck with swimming. He was too good in the water for New Trier’s

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freshman team and made Onstott’s 2009-10 varsity squad. As a sophomore for the Trevians’ state championship team, he touched third at state in the 100-yard backstroke (50.53) from lane 2 (as the fifth seed) and swam the backstroke leg of the runner-up 200 medley relay. “What Jack did in the 100 back his sophomore year showed he wasn’t intimidated by anybody,” said Onstott, who is preparing his team for Saturday’s Central Suburban League South meet at Niles West. “He likes to work hard and get up and go. I’ll take a bunch of guys like him every season.” Mangan’s goal for the 100 back his sophomore year was a modest top-12 finish. After going 51.27 in prelims, he went home and devised his game plan for the next day’s championship heat. “I thought a lot about my underwaters (kick work) and what I could change to improve,” he said. “I also settled down (during the finals), and that helped a lot. When I got third place I thought, ‘Cool.’ ” In his junior season last winter, Mangan left the state meet with four more medals, including a pair of relay golds (200 medley, 400 freestyle) for another state championship crew. He also placed second in the 100 back (49.67, after setting the school record in the event with a 49.37 in the previous day’s preliminaries) and added a third-place effort in the 100 free (1:32.99). “Jack was pretty skinny with a fast tempo when he started swimming,” said classmate and USC-bound swimmer Reed Malone. “Then he got bigger but kept his fast tempo.” Mangan and Malone, along with 2012 NTHS graduates Sam Skinner and Max Grodecki, were the talk of the state meet at last winter’s state prelims. Their collective tempo in the 400 free relay resulted in a 2:59.76 – a national record. From casual country club participant to one of the best in the country, Mangan’s path to stardom was complete. But there’s more to shoot for at the prep level (a third straight state team title, more individual medals) and at the next level as a member of the men’s swim team at the University of Michigan. “It (swimming) has shaped my whole life,” said the 6-foot-2, 167-pound Mangan, a six-time All-American and one of the Trevians’ captains this winter. “I’ve met great friends through it and my attitude toward everything is different and better because of swimming. I’ve learned being nervous before a race never helps. You have to have confidence, and that has carried over to school. I’m never nervous before tests. “A lot of good has come from swimming,” he added. When he’s dry, Mangan enjoys electronic music, particularly Kaskade tracks. One of the artist’s hits is “It’s You, It’s Me.” It’s Malone who gets the final word. “Jack is a great kid, a funny kid and a hard worker,” he said. “Very humble and motivating, too.” ■

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Alex Lopez didn’t end up as a sectional qualifier. But the Loyola Academy wrestler did walk away from the Fremd Regional on Feb. 2 with a vivid realization. “This is the kind of intensity I need to bring into next season,” said Lopez. The junior, who entered postseason action with a 14-19 record, was on the cusp of something big, when he nearly upset Wheeling’s Rick Muno in the 126-pound third-place match. Lopez, a soccer standout in the fall at LA, came up with a number of late moves but fell short 12-10. “Almost had him,” said Lopez. He was turning Muno (23-10) as time expired. “I was in desperation mode,” said Lopez. “I needed two or three more seconds. I didn’t quite hit the move. But it was in the process.” Lopez, who ended the season 16-21, faced uphill climb when he fell behind 12-7 with 51 seconds left. “When I went down by five, I decided to stop looking at the clock,” said Lopez. “I figured what happens, happens. It was a well-fought match. That kid (Muno) is a good wrestler.” Facing uphill climbs was Lopez’s specialty on Saturday. Prior to his match with Muno, Lopez found a way to overcome a 7-0 deficit to beat Rolling Meadows Sean Fitzgerald 9-7 in overtime. He was able to “out-will” Fitzgerald (1612) in the end.“I didn’t want that loss to define my season,” said Lopez. As this grappling is fairly new to Lopez. “I played basketball as a freshman. Then, as a sophomore, I was cut,” said Lopez. “I wanted to be a two-sport athlete, so I went

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Loyola Academy’s Alex Lopez (facing) battles Wheeling’s Rick Muno during third–place action at the Fremd Regional.

photography by j.geil out for wrestling. I’m still trying to catch up to the sport.” LA head coach Chris Stevens loves his upside. “He’s a fighter,” said the coach. “You don’t have to worry about him not working hard or not having his heart in it. “He’ll be there for us next year,” Stevens

added. “And he’ll use this meet as a motivating factor. It will fuel him.” Loyola will send two wrestlers to this weekend’s sectional at Barrington. Senior Patrick Dancer (28-14) took runner-up honors at 145 pounds, while junior Nico Couri (27-16) claimed a third at 120.

The season came to a tough ending for several other Ramblers, who finished with impressive records. Senior David Kennedy ended up 26-18 at 160. Senior Jack Tower had a 30-win season at 170. Ryan Wosick was 19-14 at 182. And Peter McPike wound up 25-18 at 195. ■

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Lake Forest’s High School’s Andrew Marsh, seen here at practice, recently won the prestigious Hinsdale Central Invite.

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An inspirational person in Andrew Marsh’s life is a 76-year-old retired pharmacist who skydives, skis avidly and teaches a spinning class. He is Marsh’s Grandpa Jim. “He is always game to jump out of a plane,” said Marsh, a senior diver on Lake Forest High School’s swimming and diving team. “We’ll do it again, no doubt.” Grandpa and grandson plummeted to earth together in Michigan not long after Marsh turned 18. Skydive No. 2 for Marsh took place when he and his good friend, classmate/tennis standout Maddie Lipp, departed a plane and landed somewhere in the DeKalb area this past spring.

“Andrew loves to do anything that has to do with heights,” Scouts diving coach Pam Uhrik said. Last summer, with sweaty-palmed friends looking on, Marsh survived a 40-foot gainer dive off a quarry cliff in Wisconsin. “That,” Marsh said, “probably gave me the best adrenaline rush.”The daredevil also likes to perform risky X Games-type moves while wearing skis and going downhill. But the 5-foot-9, 150-pound Marsh also climbs quite well. A year after finishing 37th in diving at the state meet as a sophomore, he ascended to 12th place in the standings after the state preliminaries last winter. He then rose to ninth place (372.15 points) in the next day’s finals session, thanks to his nearly flawless inward 2-and-a-half (3.1 degree of difficulty) on his final descent.

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“He ripped that dive,” Uhrik recalled. It was the first time a Scouts diver had medaled at state since Victor Paguia captured his second straight championship in 2001. “Andrew turned our program around,” Scouts swimming coach Cindy Dell said. “He has no fear, and what he does for our younger ones, especially the encouragement he gives them daily, has been incredible. “Andrew,” she added, “is a big reason we have 11 divers in the program. He’s a class act and a great role model.” Marsh’s prep diving career started modestly. He made the varsity as a freshman, but he didn’t amp up his commitment to the sport until he began training in Chicago with Windy City club divers in the spring of 2010. “When I saw better divers around me, I started feeding off their talent,” Marsh said. “I wanted to get to their level.” He got there — in a hurry. Both of his feet have been smothering the accelerator ever since. After finishing runner-up at the Lake County Invitational in December and third at the New Trier Invite in January, Marsh topped the 48-diver field at the highly competitive Hinsdale Central Invite on Jan. 15. The Hinsdale Central gathering has been dubbed a “mini state meet” for many years. “The intensity of that meet is right up there with that of the state meet,” Marsh said. “It was a long day and a good stamina test.” Marsh’s hurdle — the steps a diver takes before bouncing off the board — is unique in that it features a smooth, cool-looking hop near the end of it.“It’s a ‘Texas two step’ and it’s really helped me get the height I need on my dives,” Marsh said. There’s much more to Marsh, though, than his talent and high finishes at meets. Marsh cracks people up left and right, particularly at practices when humor can be a timely salve for jittery teammates. “Andrew makes the practice environment really fun for the diving guys,” LF senior diver Drew Stoll said. “He’s super nice to the freshmen and helps them out when they’re working on difficult dives. “He has great balance — serious as a diver, fun to be around as a teammate,” Stoll added. Marsh recently committed to dive at the University of Iowa, where Scouts senior standout Peter Grumhaus will swim.Before a recent practice, Uhrik marveled at the strides Marsh has made as a diver since his freshman season. “His first year he was playing around as a diver, having a good time,” she said. “It was a fun intro to the sport. To see where he is now compared to then, honestly it’s been incredible.” For Iowa’s Hawkeyes he’ll get the opportunity to perform dives off a 10-meter platform. That’s still a far cry from the exit door of a plane. But it’s higher than a springboard. Things are certainly looking up for Andrew Marsh, aren’t they? ■

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Gymnastics: She was one of the headliners as the host Trevians scored a 145.30 to win a regional title on Feb. 1. Benishay recorded a 37.60 to win the all-around crown. She also took first on uneven bars (9.3) and balance beam (9.4). NT’s Kerry Scafidi claimed two titles: 9.5 on vault and 9.575 on floor exercise.

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Standout Efforts on the Shore Scafidi was second in the all-around (36.85), while teammates Stephanie Steen (35.12) and Claire Egerter (34.875) placed fourth and fifth, respectively. Kylie Carlson Lake Forest high school

Gymnastics: The senior standout played a major role in helping the Scouts to a first-place finish (143.45) at the Lake Forest Regional on Feb. 2. Carlson tallied a 9.45 to win the vault title. And her score of 37.10 placed her second in the all-around behind Vernon Hills’ Alli Tran (37.15). The Scouts also received solid performances from Brittany Moccia on balance beam (2nd, 9.3) and floor (4th, 9.15); Katherine McKeon on vault (2nd, 9.4) and bars (2nd, 9.35); and Carly Schmidt on beam (3rd, 8.95).

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Gymnastics: The junior earned a pair of at-large Stevenson Sectional qualifying berths at the New Trier Regional on Feb. 1, scoring an 8.575 on vault and a 7.925 on bars. Gabby Perino Lake Forest high school

Girls Basketball: The senior guard led her team to a 53-49 victory over Lake Zurich on Feb. 12. Perino finished with 14 points and four assists. Brooke Green added 11 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Grace Torkelson had eight points. Annie Keller and Kate Arnson had eight rebounds each. In other action last

The all-state team also includes three Highland Park players: Alex Block (Sr. F), Noah Pickus (Jr. F) and Alec Shapiro (Sr. F). Girls Hockey: Five Lake Forest Scouts players were named to the 2013 Amateur Hockey Association Illinois (AHAI) allstate team, including Lindsay Projansky (So. G), Caroline Krop (Jr. D), Madison Pfalzer (Sr. D), Anna Bleck (Jr. F) and Bridget Roche (Sr. F).

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Boys Basketball: In a game played at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee on Feb. 2, Weiss scored a game-high 13 points — in only 15 minutes of action — to help lift the Giants (11-11) to a 42-38 victory over Libertyville. Brandon Krawitz also was in double figures (11 points). A night earlier, HP played host Glenbrook North tough before falling 44-40. David Sachs paced the team with 15 points. Krawitz had 13 points.

Eight New Trier players were selected: Nicole Diesing (Jr. G), Molly Klare (Jr. D), Lauren Michalec (Sr. D), Natalie Smith (Sr. D), Ivy Dynek (So. F), Carolyn Hickey (Sr. F), Rebecca Lindblad (So. F) and Kathleen Ratty (Sr. F). Clare Kennedy (Sr. G), Maeve O’Brien (Jr. D), Erin O’Connor (Jr. F) and Elizabeth Wright (Fr. F) made it from Loyola, while Carly Thomas (So. F) was Lake Forest Academy’s lone representative.

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Boys Hockey: New Trier Green placed four players on the 2013 Illinois High School Hockey League (IHSHL) all-state team. The list includes Brian Enriquez (Sr. F), Drew Koch (Sr. F), Kyle Melton (Sr. F) and Mike Yablong (Jr. D). Five Loyola Academy Gold players received all-state recognition: Jordan Reizen (Sr. G), Brian Callahan (Jr. D), Nicholas Schaefer (Sr. D), Joseph Schaefer (Sr. F) and Jacob Skarzynski (Jr. D).

McKeon was third in the all-around (36.625).

Wrestling: He’s moving on to this weekend’s sectional at Barrington. Kessler (183), who has been dealing with injuries all season, claimed runner-up honors at the Lake Zurich Regional on Feb. 2. He lost his 113-pound final to unbeaten Michael Cullen of Cary-Grove. Teammate Dom Ciancio (27-7) just missed advancing at 145 pounds, dropping a 1-0 decision to Lake Zurich’s Nick Tuthill in the third-place match.

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James Clarke can score points in bunches. The Loyola Academy junior guard proved that in the final game of the War on the Shore shootout on Feb. 2. In the team’s 63-54 overtime triumph over state-ranked Niles Notre Dame, Clarke reeled off 10 points in two minutes in the fourth quarter. He then hit six straight free throws in the OT session to close out the win with a gamehigh 24 points. “I got into a rhythm,” said Clarke. “And I was able to knock down some shots.” And right now, Clarke is helping Loyola win in bunches. With the victory over Notre Dame (18-4), which was playing without their top scorer Matt Mooney, the Ramblers (17-5, 7-2) extended their win streak to 10 games. “I’m loving it,” said Clarke. “Our whole team is fired up right now. “This team has a great bond. It’s a great locker room,” he added. “There are no jealousies. We’re just here to win games.” Niles North, on Dec. 27, was the last team to beat LA.

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“We’re not there yet,” said Loyola coach Tom Livatino. “We still have a long way to go to take that next step.” Clarke wasn’t the only player coming through in the clutch against the Dons. In overtime, Junior Jack Morrissey (12 points, three rebounds, three assists) scored five quick points, including a way-behind-the-line three-pointer. “When we need a big shot, we go to Jack,” said Clarke. Kevin Kucera, Matt Sullivan, Richie Wehman and Chris Sullivan also figured prominently in the win. Kucera (seven points, five rebounds, three steals) hit a pair of key throws in the fourth quarter and added two more in overtime. Sullivan finished with 11 rebounds, six points and four assists. Two of his passes set up layups for Clarke in the fourth quarter. “They came off our triangle offense,” said Clarke. “Sully did a tremendous job of finding me open.” LA also came up with an impressive showing on Feb. 1, when the Ramblers took down St. Ignatius 38-22. Morrissey led the way with 11 points. Clarke added 10. The two teams now are tied for first place in the CCL North standings. ■

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Dunks come in all varieties.Power trippers. Eye grabbers.Ego boosters. Lake Forest High School’s Evan Boudreaux came up with another brand during his team’s 63-45 win over Evanston in opening game of the War on the Shore at Loyola shootout on Feb. 2. Say hello to the “anger dunk.” The 6-foot-7 sophomore admitted that his emphatic jam — a true rim hanger — midway through the third quarter was a “frustration slam.” The Scouts (14-6) were looking for an adrenaline shot. They entered Saturday’s contest on a three-game losing

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Loyola Academy boys basketball coach Tom Livatino makes a point during Saturday’s War on the Shore shootout victory over Niles Notre Dame. The Ramblers have won 10 straight games.

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streak, including buzzer beaters to Zion-Benton (Jan. 26) and Warren 48-46 on (Feb. 1). “It was time (to win),” said Boudreaux, who finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds. Lake Forest played some of its best basketball of the season during the final two frames at Loyola. The Scouts outscored Evanston 16-7 in the fourth. “The (second half) tonight is what Lake Forest basketball is all about,” said Boudreaux. “We’re tough. We’re battling back.” Sam Downey of the Scouts finished with 19 points, while teammate Ben Simpson came up with his first dunk in a varsity game with 6:39 left in the fourth quarter. “That was big,” said Boudreaux. “It gave us energy.” ■


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Thank you for a wonderful 2012 and I’m looking forward to a great 2013! Please call me to help you with all your real estate needs!

Janie Bress www.janiebress.com 847-835-6040 - direct line 847-217-7144 - cell Janie.Bress@cbexchange.com

Janie is our “family Realtor”. Over the past seven years she has sold a combination of three houses and two condos and purchased one condo for our four families. Her professional knowledge, persistence and attention to detail made all the transactions go smoothly. She is a delight to work with and the only Realtor we consider entrusting with our homes.” HIGHLAND PARK & GLENVIEW

Janie is a wonderful agent. She is very experienced, professional and extremely thorough. She was readily available, always communicated with us and answered all of our questions throughout the process. We have used Janie for three real estate transactions on the buying and selling sides. Without a doubt, we would use her again and we will gladly refer her to our friends and family.” GLENCOE

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We have worked with Janie over the past 10 years and have sold two homes and purchased two homes with her. Janie is extremely professional and knowledgeable about the market. She is hardworking and willing to drop everything to show a house that “might be the one” and provides sound advice in negotiating real estate contracts whether from a buyer or seller perspective. Over the year, Janie became a trusted advisor and friend and we highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.” WINNETKA

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Janie is terrific to work with. She’s incredibly thorough and responsive, and her knowledge of the North Shore is near encyclopedic-she can provide the buying /selling history of almost every house we looked at. We’ve worked with her for more than 10 years, and she’s supported us through the offer and negotiation process. Once when we submitted a contract to buy a house then changed our mind, Janie remained patient and supportive and immediately came back with more houses to look at. We think she’s the best, and would recommend her to anyone.” WILMETTE

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THe North shore weekend

02/09 – 02/10/13

For Brenda & Chris Montana is the Paws that refreshes

We fly out on Friday night to Montana. The Resort at Paws Up picks you up in a car. You come in along the Blackfoot River. It’s spectacularly beautiful with amazing canyons. When you get to the resort — which is 37,000 acres, including a national park — you get a golf cart. You have your own homes; you’re in your own cowboy cabin. But it’s luxurious — the hot tub is ready to go for you. We head to Tank (the resort bar) and get some food off the bar menu. They create amazing concoctions, like a

“When you stop your golf cart, there is no noise. We can sit on our patio and count the stars — there are millions of them.”

Highland Park residents Brenda and Chris Lynch run Mutt Lynch Winery in California

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martini with huckleberry syrup. We’re very much into the farm and table movement. Paws pours local whiskeys and bourbons at the bars. We then head back to the room and enjoy the fireplace. There’s no cell reception; when you stop your golf cart, there is no noise. We can sit on our patio and count the stars — there are millions of them. On Saturday morning we have huckleberry pancakes at Trough (a resort restaurant). I dream about huckleberry pancakes. After that, some of our favorite outdoor activities are fly fishing, horseback riding, and more. We’ll have dinner at Pomp on Saturday night. You can get from their own cow a filet mignon with some root vegetables from a local farm. Big hunks of meat — it’s cowboy country. Sunday is usually a spa day after more huckleberry pancakes. We do sightseeing up and down the Blackfoot River. And then lunch in Missoula at a brew pub that makes its own beer. Our reserves are empty when we get there — but by the time we get home, they’re quite full. ■ Brenda and Chris Lynch, as told to David Sweet

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