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Highland Park High School teacher Weifang Wang is a Golden Apple finalist with 31 other teachers.

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ith its 2 million circulation, Smithsonian Magazine is one of the mostread periodicals in the land — and it gets better every month, thanks to Lake Forest native Michael Caruso. He has enjoyed a storied career, editing (and nearly getting into a fistfight with) Norman Mailer, running topnotch publications such as Details and Los Angeles magazine and working at Vanity Fair. But despite his bicoastal working life, he hasn’t neglected his North Shore roots — the morning we talked, the Smithsonian editor had been checking draft possibilities for the Chicago Bears on his phone while standing in line at a Washington, D.C. Starbucks. “I’m proud to say I remain loyal to the Bears,” says Caruso, who remembers when they trained at Lake Forest College, and he would scour for footballs kicked into the woods. His story appears in Sunday Breakfast. Smithsonian’s reach may be vast, but it can’t compare to the Bible, the most-read book of

all time. Its impact on art, philosophy, social justice and more is immeasurable. But are public school students on the North Shore taking classes on it, or is it not deemed worthy of teaching? Angelika Labno reports in the upcoming pages. Speaking of teaching, we all are fond of those memorable teachers who spent extra time to help us and whose style engaged us. Weifang Wang of Highland Park High School is one such stalwart. She is one of 32 finalists in the Chicago area for the Golden Apple award for teaching excellence. Describing her style, she says, “I’m strict, but I let them know I care.” Find out her full story inside.

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Mary Tireney and Melissa Lopez help ease fears at City Kids Dental–North Shore in Winnetka

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Better than the tooth fairy Advances in dentistry, orthodontics pleasing for patients ■ by bill mclean Dentist chairs were rock hard 25 years ago. Music at a dentist’s office was mostly of the elevator variety, meaning you were in for a double whammy that day if you were afraid of both drills and reliving the thought of “going up” with strangers in a claustrophobic compartment. And then there was that instrument used to inject Novocain into a most sensitive area. The gray, shiny thing coming slowly at you was slightly smaller than Seattle’s Space Needle. “Those were the old days,” said Dr. David Schmidt of Campbell & Schmidt Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Lake Forest. “Patients would pretty much get strapped down, and the dentist would say, ‘OK, let’s get this done.’ ” One of he buzz words in dentistry these days is “distractions.” The more, the merrier the patient. Patients no longer have to open wide, look up at a white ceiling and brace for intermittent bouts of agony. Many dentists have installed flat screens into ceilings so that patients of all ages can view, while wearing headphones, all kinds of entertainment during lengthy procedures. “Classic cartoon episodes of ‘Tom and Jerry’ are very popular,” said Dr. Mary Tierney of City Kids Dental North Shore in Winnetka. “Boys and girls enjoy them. We hear the most chuckles when those are playing. We also use neon mouth mirrors on our younger patients. It looks friendlier than metal does.” Adult patients gravitate — and, well, salivate — toward the Food Network shows after getting prepped for crowns and root canals, Schmidt noted. Patients of Dr. Benjamin Fiss, a Highland Park resident and cosmetic dentist in Chicago, get distracted visually — and aromatically — as soon as they walk into his office located on the Magnificent Mile. “My office looks more like a living room than it does a dental office,” Fiss said. “It’s extremely comforting and soothing. We’ve also taken the dental smell out of it. It’s important to diffuse anxieties and create a comfortable environment for our patients.” Dentists themselves also get distracted in a good way.

But that form takes place outside of the office. Technological advances in their field pull them to take continuing education courses. Schmidt figured he has spent about 150 hours a year doing so in recent years. Lake Forest resident Dr. Philip Goduco, a super general practitioner based in Vernon Hills, embraces every opportunity there is to learn what’s new in his industry. “I wish I could live two or three more lifetimes so I could master all the advances in dentistry,” Goduco said. “It will keep on advancing. I love it.” Among what he sees impacting dental care is the use of laser technology to detect cavities in conjunction with digital x-rays, as well as advanced CAT x-rays of a patient’s jaw and head for placements of implants and straightening mild to moderate crooked teeth in shorter treatment times. “An exciting advance we’ve seen in pain management is the administering of a local and topical anesthetic with a computerized delivery system,” he added. “It deposits the anesthetic ever so slowly and the end result is either minimal or no discomfort. “It is definitely a wow factor in our office.” City Kids Dental’s Tierney noted enamel has been grown in labs. It’s not known exactly how that advancement could combat tooth decay, but one thing is for sure. “It’s exciting to think about,” she said. “The use of that technology for patients,” she added, “might be 10 years away.” The last time Fiss used an amalgam (an alloy of mercury and silver) to fill a cavity was 1990. He practices metal-free restoration because the quality of porcelain heads north annually. “Porcelain gets more and more life-like,” said Fiss, whose practice’s slogan is, “Changing lives, one smile at a time.” “There’s more depth to porcelain,” he added. “People smile (after procedures), and they look like they were born with those teeth.” Not all Hollywood stars were born with Hollywood smiles. Tom Cruise and Katherine Heigl are just two of many celebrities who wore braces in the past 10 years. There are four kinds of braces: stainless steel, ceramic, clear aligners and lingual. Lingual braces fit behind the

teeth and are unseen by a person’s adoring — and regular — public. “More adults are choosing to get braces,” said Schmidt, who lives a mile away from his dental partner, Douglas Campbell. “Back in the 1970s and 80s, kids wore big metal brackets. Those were the ‘metal-mouth’ years. Now, we’re seeing nickel titanium used for braces. It’s a very flexible material, with lighter force. “Advanced systems in braces,” he added, “have reduced the time a person has to wear them. Wearing braces for six to eight months, instead of two to three years, isn’t so bad. Adults don’t mind it if it’s only that length of time.” Time well spent is looking for the right dentist, and a good way to start is to call the American Dental Association in Chicago (312 440-2500) and ask for a list of local general dentists. Checking out a dentist’s website is also helpful, because it details the dentist’s educational background, specialties and philosophies. “Also ask friends, relatives, co-workers and neighbors about their dentists,” Goduco said. “Pick one you think you might like and set up an interview with that dentist. That’s a good time to get a feel for the dentist and the dentist’s staff, and it’s equally important to see if you are a good fit for that particular dental practice.” Fiss encourages folks looking for dentists to seek beforeand-after images of patients on dentists’ websites. He

“We’ve also taken the dental smell out of it. It’s important to diffuse anxieties and create a comfortable environment for our patients.” | Dr. Benjamin Fiss eschews pictures of full faces on his site ( “I only use close-up photos of mouths,” he said. “Looking at those before-and-after pictures is truly a good way to judge a dentist’s ability.” Some of Tierney’s patients arrive for a first-ever appointment well before they have been told about The Tooth Fairy. Tierney’s City Kids Dental colleague since 2008 has been Dr. Melissa Lopez. They also treat young patients at a location in Lincoln Square in Chicago. “We see some who have oral issues at birth, we see high school students, and we see children in between,” Tierney said. “I love helping children get off to a good start in oral care and do what I can to alleviate their fears. It’s also fun watching them grow up and become young adults.” Tierney and Lopez often receive appreciative gifts after appointments. One of Tierney’s favorites is a drawing. It features a cape and an enemy. “One drew a superhero for me,” she said. “He’s fighting a cavity.” ■

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The Community Problem Solving team at Elm Place Middle School received a first-place award at the Illinois Future Problem Solving competition. Elm Place students partnered with five middle school students at a girls school in rural Jordan on a cross-cultural project to exchange ideas and books and strengthen critical thinking skills. Emily Scott, a Peace Corps volunteer and graduate of Elm Place Middle School, facilitates the project, known as Tekfiir (which means “think” in Arabic), in Jordan.

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Highland Park Six students and three chaperones embarked on a 10-day journey through Northern Ireland as part of the Highland Park High School Toward A Better Understanding (TABU) program last month. The students — Lupita Estela, Anna Fox, Drew Gerber, John Starkey, Isa Spoerry, Suzanne Warshell and chaperones Cheryl Levi, Genevieve Misfeldt, and Paul Munk — stayed with host families learning about conflict resolution, the culture, and the impact of the conflict on individual lives.

The Lake Forest Woman’s Club will honor Jenn Gibbons, executive director of Recovery on Water (ROW) in Chicago, as its Woman of the Year at The Deer Path Inn on Wednesday, May 15. Last summer, Gibbons rowed the 1,500-mile perimeter of Lake Michigan, raising funds and awareness for ROW, a rowing team that gives survivors of

Loree’s Closet owner Loree Wasserman (right) and Laura Pulice, her invaluable employee, at her showroom in Highland Park.

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The Winnetka Club gave away 11 college scholarships at a reception on Thursday. The club says the scholarships to graduating seniors from New Trier Township high schools is the largest amount of any non-profit on the North Shore at $40,000. The recipients were chosen from a group of applicants, all of which had outstanding academic credentials, solid community service and financial need.

The Wilmette Historical Museum and the Wilmette Police Department — which are located on Ridge Road near one another — will both host open houses on Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free cookies will be available at the museum, while free hot dogs will be offered at the police department, which will also present tours of the lockup and firearms range.

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A Louis Vuitton purse sat in Loree Wasserman’s closet in her Highland Park home, collecting dust. After seeing how much it could sell for on eBay, Wasserman plowed through her entire stock to see what else she could unload. Friends began dropping off bags of their unwanted luxury items, and before she knew it, Wasserman had a mini business operating out of her basement. The experienced retailer never dreamed that she would build a virtual fashion empire out of her own closet: Loree’s Closet, an eBay luxury consignment shop on Old Deerfield Road in Highland Park. “In today’s economy, people are always looking for a little extra cash,” said Wasserman. “There’s all kind of reasons why people are doing this.” Since 2007, the offerings have reached beyond luxury clothing items and now include high-end electronics, home goods and unused gift cards. Wasserman adds that there are specific qualifications to sell with her, which is why she recommends checking out the site before dropping off items. Anyone, however, is free to browse the site,, to score deals considerably lower than retail price. And it doesn’t have to be a virtual experience: clients can book a personal shopping experience, where they try on pieces arranged by a personal shopper in the warehouse’s adjacent showroom. “They can fill out a form online that includes brands they like, show size, clothing styles and the like,” said Wasserman. As the North Shore slowly begins shedding its furs and sweaters, Loree’s Closet is

on hand to offer spring-cleaning help. With a short phone call, a styling specialist can be sent to a home to help fashionistas decide what to keep and what to sell. The service is helpful to an array of clients: elderly looking to organize and downsize, realtors and owners cleaning out a home, and businesses liquidating their stock. Clients have the option of dropping off their used goods at the Highland Park warehouse or take advantage of the free pick-up service. “We’re a very experienced and reputable eBay seller,” said Wasserman, who has 650 personal clients and who has seen thousands of goods pass through her system. “We bring a lot of shoppers to our site, as opposed to someone putting something on eBay on their own.” Sellers also have the option of consigning on behalf of a charity of their choice. Loree’s is affiliated with thousands of charities to which sellers can designate any percentage of their profits. Alternately, people will often bid higher than average for the item when the profits are linked to a good cause. Wasserman continues to expand into what she dubbed “eBay Live.” Aside from private shopping appointments, Loree’s Closet sets up pop-up stores and trunk show events. Two Lake Forest clients recently set up private showings in their homes to let their guests feel and try on those Jimmy Choos or Marc Jacobs bag. The company is also expanding its reach to fashion shows and charity events. This summer, it will be sponsoring two teams in the All Sports Series, an intramural league that donates part of its proceeds to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. “It’s just a win-win situation for everybody,” said Wasserman. ■

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Wang is apple of students’ eyes ■ by angelika labno “She’s so modest — I had to beg her to let me write the first recommendation letter. She doesn’t want anyone to make any fuss over her.” Parent Leslie Neilan describes one of the winning qualities of Weifang Wang, Highland Park High School teacher and a finalist for the 2013 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. Wang, who started the Chinese language program at the school seven years ago, is one of 32 finalists picked from 510 nominees throughout the Chicago area. Her outstanding teaching skills are due to basic instinct skills — particularly, that of a mother’s. “I was a mother before I was a teacher, so I would think about the kids like that,” said Wang. “Part of my discipline is care. I’m strict, but I let them know I care.” “She is like a mother figure to her students,” said colleague Jose Acosta. “She cares not only about the brain, but she cares about the soul.” Her care takes an extraordinary approach. Last year, she would call not one but three different students every morning to wake them up for school. Or take, for example, student David Kane. After an initial month’s struggle with the language, Kane doubted he would continue with the course. After he confronted Wang, she subsequently gave up her lunch period to tutor him daily, increasing both his confidence and skill in the class. He is now in Chinese III Honors. Wang not only helped with his schoolwork, but she also took concern for a medical issue he had, checking in with e-mails, offering tea and soup, and allowing him to reschedule quizzes. “Her genuine concern for me is something that no other teacher has demonstrated,” said Kane. “Ms. Wang is the most sincere, hard-working, caring and intelligent teacher that I have ever come across in my years as a student.”

Wang has watched students’ performances after school, organized class trips to China — and arranged for a student’s appearance on Chinese national television. In 2012, thanks to Wang’s encouragement and direction, Melanie Neilan booked a spot on a Chinese talent competition. Two weeks before the trip, however, it unexpectedly fell through. Distraught but not disheartened, Wang networked until she landed Neilan an appearance with famous Chinese singer, Zhu Zhiwen, also known as the “Chinese Susan Boyle.” “I’ve never seen a teacher go above and beyond like her, and not just for Melanie, but everybody,” said her mom Leslie. “Wang Laoshi, as we call her, embodies everything the Golden Apple Foundation is looking for in a teacher,” said student Charlie Rotering, highlighting how she consistently adapts her curriculum to ensure every student is maximizing his or her learning potential. Wang was inspired to be a teacher after watching her father teach in a remote area of China. She went on to teach Chinese and journalism at Xiamen University in China before coming to the United States. She received a master’s degree from National Louis University and made her way to HPHS. “That thirst that she has for learning is an innate quality for her,” said Acosta, “and it influences her students. I hope that she gets the award; she deserves it.” Winners of the Golden Apple Award will be announced in May, and each of the 10 winners will receive a tuition-free spring quarter to study at Northwestern University in addition to $3,000. “I never thought I would be in an award like this,” said Wang. “I’m very grateful to the parents, colleagues and students. Everybody is just so friendly and supportive.” ■

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■ by angelika labno Highland Park senior Melanie Neilan is Los Angeles-bound this summer to pursue her goal — to star in her first feature film by 2014. Since first taking the stage in fourth grade, the singer, dancer and actress reached an apex when she performed on national television in China last summer. When Neilan was learning Chinese with Weifang Wang at Highland Park High School, Wang took special notice of her natural deftness for the language: a nativelike accent, understanding of the grammar and easy memorization of vocabulary. She taught Neilan to sing in Chinese, who mastered the songs with her high, bird-like voice. Wang then encouraged her to audition for China’s Star Search Competition, and her video was accepted. “She has a beautiful voice and sings well,” said Wang. “Her ability to learn new things is incredible.” Two weeks before boarding the plane to China, Neilan’s appearance was canceled. Wang, however, did not rest until she could book Neilan another performance. The opportunity came in the form of a concert with Zhu Zhiwen, China’s Susan Boyle, as he’s called. Melanie danced ballet and sang in front of nearly 30,000 people — her biggest performance to date. “The bigger the audience is, the better the performance; I’ve never seen anything like it,” Neilan said, recalling the swells of people waving glowsticks and cheering madly. “Zhu taught me how to feel the music, and how to understand the push and pull of music.” The visit to a country so different from her own changed Neilan’s perspective on life, so much that she would like to live there at one point. “Someone once said that in my past life I was Chinese,” she laughs. She felt a particular closeness with the people and cultural attitude, especially the

innate kindness and respect towards one another. On public transportation in the two countries: “[In America], everyone has a kind of elevator attitude. If you accidentally make eye contact, it’s the most horrible experience ever. In China, that doesn’t happen at all. People care for everybody, especially the elderly,” she said. Although China was her shining moment, Neilan has had several other notable performances. In April 2012, she was one of six high school students to perform Speak Up, Speak Out for Freedom and Rights in the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Nobel Peace Laureates Summit

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“Zhu taught me how to feel the music, and how to understand the push and pull of music.” | Melanie Neilan held at McCormick Place, where the guests included former President Jimmy Carter, Lech Walesa and actor Sean Penn. In February, she performed at Highland Park’s Yummy Bowl for the Chinese New Year. Neilan has also performed in several projects with Steppenwolf and is currently working on Our City, Ourselves with A Red Orchid Theater. In school, she participated in the choir, plays, FOCUS on the Arts and philosophy club. Neilan remembers the discovery of her talent in first grade, when her mother asked her to sing. Since then, her mother’s encouragement has given Neilan the confidence to match her ability. “It’s a fantastic gift she’s given me,” said Neilan. ■

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Nereida Pereda, the chair of the theology department at Regina Dominican High School, says the school uses the Bible as a faith resource.

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“The Bible” miniseries, which premiered on the History Channel, beat out the competition to set record-setting viewership and DVD sales. One of the reasons Mark Burnett wanted to produce it was because many young, educated people simply don’t know the stories — and he wanted to make it “young and cool” for teenagers to watch. On the North Shore, the Bible is unevenly taught among educated youngsters. While some schools incorporate it into classes, others do not. Those who do use it have different ideas about how to present the most-read book in the history of the world. As early as fifth grade, Deer Path Middle School discusses Judaism when teaching about ancient Mesopotamia, and Christianity when learning about ancient Rome. The Bible, then, is briefly discussed during the latter unit of study, says communications director Janice Patterson. Again in sixth grade, the basics of Judaism, Christianity and Islam are broached in social studies, primarily through the study of different cultures. While Highland Park High School does not formally utilize the Bible in any of its classes, it is not necessarily opposed to doing so — as long as it is approved by the Board of Education and is utilized from a literary or historical perspective. “It’s not like there’s a board policy prohibiting us from offering something like that,” said Sue Hebson, assistant superintendent of instruction for District 113. “The Bible may come up as a current event in a social studies class or a reading that’s pertinent in English, but within that, the utilization of that material would be secular, as a matter of general knowledge or historical significance.” Lake Forest Academy, for example, treats the Bible as a historical document that “can inform our young historians about both the time period in which the Bible was written and also its ties to the foundation of Christianity,” said head of communications Alexandra Campbell. History instructor Stefanie Bator has students read excerpts from the Hebrew and Christian Bible as well as the Quran when teaching about the development of the Middle East.

“We try to see what studying them as an artifact of their time period can tell us about the society that created them,” said Bator. “Comparing and contrasting the sources helps students understand the region’s development a little better.” Besides serving as a valuable historical reference, the Bible has added a great deal to language and literature. The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy states: “No one in the English-speaking world can be considered literate without a basic knowledge of the Bible.” For example, the origins of the word “excruciating” allude to the pain of being crucified. The phrase “a stone’s throw” was used in biblical context until the 16th century. Among the most popular motifs and allegories are the scapegoat, kiss of betrayal, turning the other cheek and the mark of the beast. William Shakespeare made numerous biblical references in his work, and both J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis sprinkle biblical allegories in their books. Woodlands Academy — a Catholic boarding school in Lake Forest — examines the Bible as a work of literature in addition to a sacred text. Mary Gramins, who heads the theology department, says the girls identify different genres and figures of speech, like hyperboles. They analyze its messages as well as the audience for whom it was intended for and how that shapes the gospels. A typical writing exercise might involve writing a gospel story from a different point of view, like an oil lamp or a servant who was at the Last Supper. The school also looks at contemporary and past literature, art, architecture, poetry, film and music to see how they are all inspired by the Bible. “There’s a very academic component to it, but the whole idea is to better understand the message of the sacred text,” said Gramins. “It’s kind of a cyclical approach.” Similarly, Regina Dominican in Wilmette — like Woodlands, a private Catholic school for girls — uses the Bible as a faith resource but looks at the various ways it has been interpreted by philosophers or in films. They compare the traditional interpretation that the church teaches with the interpretation they are viewing, says theology department chair Nereida Pereda. ■

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Methling takes healing to higher level ■ by katie rose mceneely Sherry Methling is a massage therapist and the owner of Ancient Healings in Glencoe. You can learn more about her practice at Reading: Among other things, I’m currently reading “The Lightworker’s Way: Awakening Your Spiritual Power to Know and Heal,” by Doreen Virtue. I never read novels; I always read information that helps me move on to the next level of healing. My goal is to heal cancer. Listening: I listen to meditation music, sometimes I listen to alternative music or classical. I like Pandora, and when I work out I listen to trance music. Anything from the ‘80s to now. Watching: I don’t watch television, but I do watch movies. I tend to like drama and things that are funny with good taste. “The Notebook” and “Romancing the Stone” are some of my favorites. Following: I’m always looking for new ways to heal. I constantly go to expos, I’m a presenter; I give talks. I follow a master shaman healer called Deborah King and I’ve taken some of her classes, and I follow Darren Weissman, an author out of Northbrook. I’m saturated with new ways to heal. I’m also very into meditation. Activity: I work out — I run, I do yoga and

weight training. I like to keep everything balanced. I’m not a world traveller yet, but that’s my goal. I’ve worked in London with the medium Robert Brown, and I’ve explored the U.S. Ideally, I’d like to travel every two years to India, Paris, Italy. I want to learn different healing techniques. As far as my work goes: We heal on the level of tapping into a person’s body energetically and dealing with anger, pain, fear, and anxiety that gets stored in the body. I’m an empath, so before a person comes into my business, I’m already tapping into their energy. I experience their pain, even if it’s old pain. Eating: I eat healthy and stay away from bread products — I stick with fruits, vegetables, some protein. I like a Mediterranean diet and I love Mexican. I’m not a huge cook, so I keep it really simple. When I go out, though, I enjoy myself. What is your favorite mistake? It’s easy. I’m a hopeless romantic, and there’s this guy I’ve been in love with since I was 17 years old. He’s a tornado! He’s caused me a lot of hurt, but I don’t regret anything. I don’t know what the future holds, but it’s like I tell clients: you follow your heart, not your head. You’re going in the right direction if you follow your heart, even if it means you do get hurt. ■

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Injecting new life into a museum magazine

■ by david sweet Just back from Boston after the Sandbox Summit, Michael Caruso is excited to talk about the future. “Part of the premise is we’ll be able to teach kids in a whole different way,” says Caruso, a graduate of Lake Forest Country Day School and Lake Forest High School. “Instead of rote memorization and the dusty textbooks we waded through, you can open up an app on an iPad and see how a tornado forms and be able to manipulate it. It is so much fun.” One might wonder why the editor of Smithsonian Magazine — which for decades, served as an unflashy organ of its namesake institution — attended a conference focused on children hundreds of miles from his Washington, D.C. office. It’s part of the extreme makeover Caruso is engaged in at the monthly — the Sandbox Summit presented ideas to him for apps, online games, and a magazine component to attract kids, a significant share of the museum’s 30 million annual visitors. Since taking over the venerable publication about 18 months ago, Caruso — who oversees a staff of nearly 30 — has shaken the dust off of it. He’s unveiled food-themed issues for the first time. Though the magazine has often focused on American history, he came up with a new twist: Secrets of American History, which was a newsy look at previously little-known information. An upcoming issue is called The Future Is Here, which will be complemented by an all-day conference in Washington with speakers like Justin Kasper, who is developing a solar probe designed to reach closer to the sun than any before. “It’s so amazing to talk to an astrophysicist about how to make a heat shield strong enough to get to the sun,” Caruso says. “He said he could replicate the heat of the sun here on earth by using two IMAX bulbs. “That’s why I love my job. I have amazing conversations with these smart people.” And they’re flocking to, which registers 2.5 million unique visitors a month (up from 500,000 when Caruso took over), thanks in part to Smart News. “We essentially created a wire service for smart people,” he said. “You’re overwhelmed with news on the Internet, but we offer what literary people should know.” Caruso’s itinerant career has included stops at Los Angeles magazine, Vanity Fair, Details and The Wall Street Journal, among others. Serving as sports editor of The Village Voice in New York City remains a big highlight. “For starters, most people didn’t think the Voice had a

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sports section. You could really redefine what sports were,” he recalled. “I did stories on dog fights in Florida, camel racing in Australia.” Well before he entered the publishing world, Caruso caddied at the Knollwood Club for his first job. He says he learned a life lesson there. “The very best golfers to caddy for are the very best players. They can laugh and enjoy it,” he noted. “The worst are the next level, the 5-to-10 handicap players. They take themselves way too seriously, spending 15 minutes lining up their putt. “I’ve found that true in other parts of life. When I deal with writers like Walter Isaacson and Joyce Carol Oates, they’re terrific. The next level down has too much ego involved.” Caruso, in fact, cites working with Oates at The Village Voice as one of the most memorable experiences of his career. “We worked on what would become the first piece for her book On Boxing,” Caruso said. “I was a young kid. I wanted to make a lot of changes. We did a serious amount of surgery for hours on the phone, and she was fantastic.” Tina Brown, Caruso’s former boss at Vanity Fair, cited his work with writers as one of his key talents. “He’s a great rainmaker, Michael,” she told the Washington Post. “He’s full of ideas and energy, and he’s a terrific editor of copy. He can take a big pile of very unpromising material and vacuum it up in some wonderful way that produces an excellent piece at the end.” Given the image of an East Coast magazine editor as a bon vivant who enjoys hosting parties and hanging with celebrities, Caruso was asked if it was really all that glamorous. “I don’t think anything is glamorous. I’ve been around movie stars — it’s so unglamorous. I’ve been on a photo shoot with Annie Leibovitz — it’s so unglamorous. On a day-to-day basis, I have so many meetings, even though I have a no-meeting policy.” Since he started the job, Caruso — who likes to stop at Egg Harbor Café in Lake Forest (“they make the best eggs I’ve ever had anywhere”) when he’s in town — has commuted at the beginning of each week from his home in New York, where his wife, Andrea Sheehan, and his children Asia, Jazz, Dash and Jett reside. But he is now looking for a place in D.C., which might mean he’ll be ensconced with the magazine for quite some time. For Caruso — who as a toddler in Belgium was fascinated by the look of magazines and leafed through them — his dedication to the profession is no surprise. “I think I was destined to be in publishing in some way,” he says. “I love writing. I love reading.” ■

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Doors to Adler gem set to open ■ by joanna brown Winnetka designer Jeannie Balsam had her nose to the grindstone in Lake Forest this week, toiling away in the keeping room of a lakefront mansion, where the Lake Forest Chapter of the Infant Welfare Society will host the 15th biennial Lake Forest Showhouse and Gardens. Balsam is one of 26 decorators and seven landscape designers who will put their work on display in the Italianate villa built by David Adler in 1916 and the Ralph Rodney Root-designed gardens that overlook Lake Michigan. The six-bedroom, 15,000-square-foot home — built for Charles and Frances Pike — is open to visitors April 27-May 19. “The best reason to go is to get away from regular life. If you enjoy looking at magazines and beautiful things, then this is for you,” said Showhouse volunteer KK Tesar of Lake Buff. “Come to this beautiful home on the lake, and take as long as you like walking about the property.” Visitors will arrive by shuttle bus and upon entering the house will hear a quick summary of the home’s history; they’ll also receive a printed program for reference during self-guided tours. Volunteer docents in each room will answer questions from guests. “Each house that we’ve had over the years is a little different, in that the decorators are inspired by the houses themselves but also what’s on trend,” Tesar explained.

“Here we have a classic home with some very modern rooms, but they’re done by top local designers, so it all flows.” The living room, for example, features hand-painted walls that Tesar said looks like fabric. Balsam found her inspiration for the keeping room in the ceiling beams — they reminded her of a boat’s keel — and her family’s frequent vacations in Nantucket. She designed the room, therefore, to be a family space for playing games, reading and dining. Statement furniture like chairs backed with seagrass, paint and textiles in two shades of blue, and many textural elements give the room a coastal feel. But her neutral palette is by no means the norm. “I think more than anything, in this house anything goes,” Balsam said. “There are some beautiful subtle, sophisticated, neutral rooms filled with textures like mine, and then you’ll be blown away by other spaces that are all about saturated color in the objects and art and materials.” Balsam’s keeping room, as an example, lies between the kitchen and mudroom, both of which are mostly black. “There’s the drama,” Balsam said. “It’s so energizing to be around so much creativity. The houses are always majorly transformed, and it’s interesting to see what ideas people come up with.” In addition to the tour, several special events will be hosted at the showhouse. An April 28 lecture by local historian and

The Party Room in the basement at the 2013 Lake Forest Showhouse and Gardens was decorated by Julia Buckingham Edelmann.

photography by joel lerner author Arthur Miller and award-winning landscape architect Craig Bergmann will focus on David Adler and fine design. Interior designer and HGTV host Monica Pedersen will appear May 1 to offer entertaining tips and design ideas. Proceeds benefit the Angel Harvey Infant Welfare Society of Chicago Community Health Center, located in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. The Infant Welfare Society of Chicago (the Lake Forest Chapter is one of 16) provides an array of services to women and children of limited means.

Medical services include pediatric medicine, dentistry, mental health counseling and literacy support. “All of our members are moms with kids who like the idea of working for families like ours in different situations,” Tesar said of the volunteers who organized the Lake Forest Showhouse and Gardens. “I want the best medical care for my four children, and we think it should be the same for all kids.” More information about the events and ticket sales is available at ■

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Thursday, May 2 1 pm to 2 pm Whitehall of Deerfield 300 Waukegan Road Deerfield, Illinois Includes refreshments. Space is limited.

To RSVP, call Ashley Delaney at 847.580.8198. Bernie’s Book Bank founder Brian Floriani gets together with Book Lovers Lunch co-chairs Maureen Grinnell and Jacqueline Berk Babb (sitting).

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As a kid, Lisa Genova buried her nose in books about Ramona Quimby and Stuart Little. As an adult, her time has been split between the stories of Junie B. Jones and the Magic Treehouse that her children love, the three novels this bestselling author has penned herself, and her PhDlevel study of neuroscience. She’ll tie it all together when she speaks at the Book Lovers’ Lunch, a May 3 benefit at Shoreacres in Lake Bluff for Bernie’s Book Bank. The Lake Forest-based notfor-profit organization facilitates the collection, sorting and redistribution of gently used and new children’s books to schoolaged children throughout Chicagoland. Bernie’s Book Bank has distributed more than 1 million books since 2009 and aims to distribute 1 million books a year moving forward. “I love what they are doing: getting books into the hands of readers is a tremendously noble goal — especially kids, getting them reading early,” Genova said. “I have three kids and our house is full of books that we read voraciously. “I was a kid who had books and a library card. I enjoyed reading. And that made the idea of writing novels possible to me because I had read so many,” she continued. “But I was good at science and math, and I was always quite certain I was going to do that as a career.” It was for that reason that reason that Genova pursued neuroscience at Harvard University, and then applied her knowledge to three acclaimed novels; Still Alice addresses Alzheimer’s disease, Left Neglected discusses a traumatic brain injury, and Love Anthony includes a character with autism. Her appearance at the Book Lovers’ Lunch coincides with the staging of Still Alice at Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre. Lake Forest resident Maureen Grinnell has read the books and heard Genova speak before, and therefore knew that

Genova’s message echoed that of the benefit she is co-chairing with Jacqueline Berk Babb of Glencoe. The theme of the Book Lovers’ Lunch is “Anything is Possible.” “Lisa’s first book was self-published; she made it happen. Her vision made it happen just like Bernie’s vision is mak-

“When you’re a kid, your success depends on who you know and what you know. Helping these kids love books and literacy is a tremendous development in what they know.” | Maureen Grinnell ing it happen for all those kids,” Grinnell said. “When you’re a kid, your success depends on who you know and what you know. Helping these kids love books and literacy is a tremendous development in what they know.” Babb agreed. “Lisa writes books about hope and putting hope into action,” she said. “She’s a neuroscientist and can look at something like Alzheimer’s disease with hope. We’re looking at increasing literacy in children, with hope. More than just getting a bag of books, it’s knowing that someone cares to give them those books. It’s really powerful.” Seating is limited at the Book Lovers’ Lunch and the author-exclusive cocktail hour to benefit Bernie’s Book Bank. For more information about the May 3 event, visit bookloverslunch/. ■

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Events to attend on the North Shore in the week ahead

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Lake Forest Showhouse and Gardens Home Tour

Legacy of the North Shore Line

Through May 19 | 9AM-2PM Weekdays; 10 AM-4 PM

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Glencoe Public Library | 320 Park Ave., Glen-

Weekends | Tickets $35 online, $40 at the door |

Highland Park Restaurant Week Through April 28 | Take advantage of Highland Park’s second annual Restaurant Week; find a detailed list of specials and participating restaurants on the Downtown Highland Park website.

A spectacular David Adler estate has been chosen for the 2013 Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens home tour. Known as the Pike House, this Italian Villa is situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. Proceeds from the home tour will benefit The Angel Harvey Infant Welfare Society of Chicago Community Health Center, located in the Logan Square Community.

Summer Kick-Off Maze Home | 735 Elm St. Winnetka | 10AM-5PM |

Saturday april 27

Historic Landscapes: Architectural Designs in Print

Israel at 65: A Musical Celebration

Sunday april 28

Congregation Solel | 1301 Clavey Rd., Highland

The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program

Cantor Vicky Glikin, members of Congregation Solel’s adult choir, Warren Fremling, and Kol Zimrah Jewish Community Singers, will be conducted by Richard Boldrey in a festive musical celebration in honor of Israel’s 65th

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847-441-1115 Cynthia Bardes, author of the children’s book, “Pansy at the Palace,” will be at Maze from 10 to 5 reading and signing her book. The story is based on the adventures of her real life poodle. Winestyr will be pouring a selection of summer “craft” wines from 5 to 8, and Maze will have the latest accessories for backyard barbecues, along with thoughtful gifts for Mother’s and Father’s Day and all the new grads. Maze is donating a portion of the day’s sales to PAWS Chicago.

Fifty years ago, the last train on the North Shore Line rolled through town, leaving only the Northwestern line to serve Glencoe. Train and local history enthusiasts won’t want to miss this program on the formation of both lines and how they served Glencoe, with emphasis on the North Shore Line. Co-sponsored with the Glencoe Historical Society, this program will be presented by interurban train buff and GHS board member Barney Berlin.

Beauty without Boundaries garden | 1130 Laurel Ave., Winnetka | 10AM-4PM | Tickets $5/ person, children under 12 are free |

thursday may 2 or 888-842-2442 Explore the Beauty without Boundaries garden, open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. No reservations required; rain or shine. Features include garden rooms separated by yew hedges, a sixteenth-century topiary garden, a locust tree allée, and spring flowering bulbs.

Chicago Botanic Gardens, Lenhardt Library |

Auditions for the Academy Music Institute of Chicago Auditions

1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe | 10AM-4PM |

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Explore 17th, 18th and 19th century engravings depicting French formal gardens, playful English gardens, and everything in between. Many of the landscapes in the exhibition have been lost to time and development. The engravings included are the only recorded proof of their original design. Exhibit runs through May 19.

847-905-1500 ext. 122 The Music Institute of Chicago announces auditions for the Academy, an elite training program for gifted pre-college string players and pianists seeking professional careers, for the 2013–14 academic year.

Faces Forward & Crazy Quilts The Art Center – Highland Park | 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park | 10AM–4PM | Free | Joy Horwich Gallery +2, comprised of celebrated Chicago area art gallerist Joy Horwich and daughters Jill Bernstein and Penny Keeshin, presents Faces Forward, an exhibition of works featuring over 20 emerging and established artists. A show featuring the crazy quilts of Highland Park resident Addie Davis will also be on view. Exhibit runs through June 2. Want to submit your North Shore event to Goings On About Towns? Send an email with the particulars and the subject heading “GOAT” to katierose@jwcmedia 10 days before publication, and we will do our best to get it in.

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A Matter of Taste

Viti brings lifelong passion to cooking Worthwhile gadget? For the home cook, I think it’s very important to have a salad dryer — a spinner that pulls the water off the lettuce so that when you put the dressing on, it actually sticks to it. Favorite cookbook? I don’t have any cookbooks — I just cook the way I want. I don’t have a TV so I don’t watch cooking shows. If I travel, I’ll pick up things here and there, but for the most part, it’s taking the ingredients that we want to serve and coming up with garnishes. Favorite vegetable? I love leeks. Celery root is also fantastic. Funniest or most memorable kitchen incident? I was a chef at Carlo’s and we had a big crew, about 12 in the kitchen. On Saturday nights we were really busy, and it’s also the night of the drawing for the lottery. Everyone bought their number to works — we all knew each other’s numbers — and the waiters would post the winning numbers in the kitchen. One week, we posted one guy’s numbers as a joke — he thought he’d won. He cried, but it was funny.

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June, I opened Miramar. Years cooking? 40 years. Best recipe tweak? My best tweak is when I cook foie Gabriel Viti is the chef and owner at Miramar in gras: most people don’t dust it with flour, but it makes a Highwood. How did you start cooking? I started cooking at a very nice thin crunch to the outside. Signature dish? Crespelle, an Italian crepe filled with young age with my mother and my father at home. At five years old I was interested in having a restaurant in Taleggio cheese and spinach. Favorite food to make? I love making handmade pasta. Highwood; in school I was always doing cooking demonWhat do you like to eat at home? I do a lot of grilling — strations, and I worked in restaurants during high school. After school I worked in my uncle’s restaurant in Arizona, a lot of roasted meats. Rack of lamb is a pretty common then came back and got excited about going to the Culinary thing when I have my kids over at the house. I do a lot of Institute of America. When I graduated I went to Europe things in one pot that are really good and are really easy for three weeks; I stayed six years. When I came back in to clean up, too — if I do a braise or a stew, the vegetables ’93, I opened Gabriel’s Restaurant. Nine years ago this and stock and meat cook together.

Recipe: Crespelle (Italian Crepes): Combine ½ teaspoon melted unsalted butter, 1 egg, 3 ounces whole milk, a heaping 1/3 cup flour and a dash of salt and beat with a wire whisk until smooth; strain the mixture to remove any lumps. Coat a hot crepe pan with butter and drain the excess. Pour in a thin layer of batter and cook over medium heat until bubbles stop forming and crepe is cooked through. Remove from pan and reserve on plate; repeat until batter is gone. For the filling: Blanch 3 ½ ounces fresh spinach in boiling water and shock in cold water to halt the cooking process. Squeeze out excess water and combine spinach with 1 ounce Taleggio cheese; process in a blender until smooth and season to taste with salt and pepper. To assemble: Place crepes on a flat surface. Fill a piping bag with the spinach-cheese mixture and pipe filling onto center of crepe; alternatively, use a small spoon to portion the filling. Roll crepes up when filled and serve warm. ■ Miramar is located at 301 Waukegan Ave. in Highwood. For more information or to make a reservation, call 847433-1078 or visit

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The Cove School Benefit Celebrating Our Journeys Photography by Brenna Sullivan The Cove School, a K-12 school for children with learning disabilities, had its annual benefit, “Celebrating Our Journeys,” on Saturday, February 23. The gala marked the school’s 65th year. Over 500 guests attended this inspirational event and Cove raised over $405,000 to help students with learning disabilities. Funds from the paddle raise will go directly towards expanding key programs at the school such as: Health and Fitness; Technology; Transition and Placement Services; Financial Assistance; and, Professional Development.

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25th Annual Rainbow Banquet Photography by Michael Lee and Fred Eckhouse Held at the Chicago Hilton and Towers, more than 1,200 attendees came out to support Keshet, which provides hope and support for children and adults with special needs, during an afternoon of fundraising and community. Guests enjoyed mingling with director, producer, author, and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Henry Winkler, as well as Governor Pat Quinn, Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke, Chicago Bear Gabe Carimi, and former Chicago Blackhawk Jeremy Roenick. More than $700,000 was raised to benefit Keshet’s educational scholarships, vocational training, and recreational programs.





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Loyola Academy Michael Schiappa, a Bucknell recruit, handles the stick during Sunday’s win over Carmel (Ind.) High School.

— He rocks — Music-loving Schiappa turning in another All-American season for Ramblers

■ by bill mclean If it’s Game Day for Michael Schiappa, it’s also a day to listen to Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir.” The English classic rock group produced the song in 1975. Schiappa, a senior close defenseman on Loyola Academy’s lacrosse team, was born two decades later. “It’s a simple song,” Schiappa said. “But it has a great sound.” The first line in the song is, “Oh, let the sun beat down upon my face.” “The song gets me pumped up,” the 6-foot-3, 180-pounder said. That was evident on April 21, when wind gusts battered faces — those belonging to helmetless coaches and spectators, in particular — and LA hosted Carmel (Ind.) High School at its athletic complex in Glenview. Seconds into the game, Schiappa whacked a ball loose from a stunned attackman and scooped it up to begin a counterattack. He then sprinted and flicked a precise lead pass to a Rambler. He was Rambler tough one moment, silky smooth the next. Schiappa, a captain, and his cohorts on defense didn’t see much action because LA’s offense dictated most of it at the other end of the field in its 12-1 rout. But Schiappa clearly showed the skills and tenacity that helped him garner All-America honors from U.S. Lacrosse last spring. “He never takes a play off,” Ramblers senior defenseman Conor Adler said of Schiappa, a Lincolnwood resident and third-year varsity starter for the reigning Class A Illinois High School Lacrosse Association state champion. “He

plays as hard in games as he does in practice. He’s a hardnosed lacrosse player whose positioning is phenomenal.” Loyola lost eight key players to graduation from last year’s special squad, which topped Lake Forest 6-4 in the state title game at Palatine HS. The Ramblers had last won a state championship in 2004. “That was a great feeling, bringing the state trophy back to Loyola,” Schiappa recalled. “We didn’t have the greatest stick handlers, but we had a lot of guys who were great athletes and played hard all the time.” This spring’s Ramblers, ranked third in the state by LaxPower, improved to 6-2 overall after their defeat of Carmel’s Greyhounds last weekend. Second-ranked New Trier had downed Loyola 6-4 five days earlier. “It was a good bounce-back game for us,” LA coach Rob Snyder said. “We played with passion.” Two of Schiappa’s passions off the lax fields are playing and listening to classic rock. In his spare time he strums his Fender Stratocaster guitar when he’s not listening to Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix songs. Ask him anything about the history of classic rock, and he’d more than likely deliver a sound reply. “I’ve written so many papers on the topic,” said the National Honor Society member. “In grade school, when we got to pick a subject to write about, I always chose something that had to do with classic rock.” When he was in sixth grade, Schiappa handled a lacrosse stick for the first time. He had a friend whose uncle had founded Lacrosse America in 1991. Lacrosse America promotes the growth of lacrosse in the Midwest. “I had never heard of the sport,” he said. “But as soon as I started playing it, I knew. I knew lacrosse would be a sport I’d enjoy for years.

photography by joel lerner “I love how fast-paced it is. It’s been called the fastest sport on two feet, and that’s exactly what it is.” Schiappa played park district lax for a couple of years before graduating to Loyola’s highly competitive feeder program. His game took off from there. “Michael is the leader of our defense, a kid who understands defensive concepts and the theme of our defense,” Snyder said. “He applies intelligent pressure in games, and he always comes to play.” Schiappa will play college lacrosse at Bucknell University. Bucknell’s Bison (11-3) beat Colgate 13-8 last weekend to clinch the No. 2 seed in this week’s Patriot League Tournament. BU first-year assistant coach Nick Marks is quite familiar with Schiappa’s game. Marks was one of Schiappa’s Team Illinois coaches. The son of a father (Fred) who’s a dentist and a mother (Debbie) who’s a physician, Schiappa might pursue a career as an oral surgeon — after he extracts a ball from an attackman for the final time at Bucknell. His intended major at the school in Lewisburg, Pa., is bio medical engineering. There’s a side to Schiappa that belies his intensity in lax games and his attraction to rock tunes. Without a helmet and ear buds, he’s soft-spoken, courteous and pleasant. His personality is quiet, not Quiet Riot. “He’s nowhere as mean off the field as he is on it,” Adler said. What Adler meant by mean is “controlled aggression.” “He’s a great guy,” Adler added. Notable: Ramblers junior attackman Brian Callahan scored six goals in the 12-1 defeat of Carmel (Ind.) on April 21. Classmate Jack Penn scored twice. It took only 14 seconds for the hosts to expand a 3-0 lead to a 6-0 advantage, beginning with a Callahan goal at 7:07 of the second quarter. Senior middie Charlie Schatz struck next at 7:01, followed by Penn at 6:53. LA senior goalkeeper Alex Armstrong didn’t allow the Greyhounds’ lone goal until the 6:31 mark of the second quarter. Freshman keeper Kevin Corbett took over in goal late in the fourth quarter. … Callahan’s reaction to scoring a goal is classic and understated. He simply stands still after beating a goalie. No fist pumps, no stick in the air, no primal shout. Celebratory teammates then rush to envelop him. ■

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Lake Forest High School’s Colin Rowe shows determination as he propels for a face-off during a game against Mundelein earlier this spring.

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Lake Forest’s Rowe still swimming fast — and having a ball ■ by bill mclean He swims. He plays water polo. He races scow sailboats. He kiteboards. He windsurfs. He teaches and coaches sailing and windsurfing. His fingertips are pruney. Always. “He’s Mr. Water Sports,” Lake Forest High School senior water polo player Jason Woodruff said of classmate Colin Rowe. Rowe’s sport on April 20 was water polo, and he relentlessly steered and darted his 6-foot, 170-pound frame in a pool at the Glenbrook South Tournament in Glenview. The Scouts’ swift driver fired four shots past Evanston’s goalkeeper in a 14-9 victory, before tallying two in a 9-7 loss to Palatine. LF (14-8) finished in fifth place at the nine-team event after splitting four games in two days. “Colin’s speed and tenacity — he gives us those qualities in every game,” Scouts coach Kurt Schuessler said. “He’s our counter-attacker. “Colin,” he added, “is level-headed and an extremely positive leader.” What Rowe did at his final state swimming and diving meet in February reached an extreme level. The Miami (Ohio) University-bound swimmer was seeded 23rd in the 100-yard freestyle after having clocked a 47.53 at a sectional meet the previous weekend. He swam a 45.65 in a state preliminary at New Trier on Feb. 22. The drastic time drop lifted him to second-seed status for the championship final in the 100 free. Rowe then touched fourth (45.77) in the event the next day. “Pure determination,” Rowe recalled. “I also received so much help during the season. [LF swim coach] Cindy [Dell] pushed me, encouraged me, reminded me how important it is to set my mind to doing something. And [first-year assistant coach] Bill Shipley is very, very knowledgeable. He introduced new philosophies to us, and he oversaw our team’s dryland exercises and weightlifting sessions. “My legs had never been as strong as they were at the end of the season.”

Rowe had begun the 2012-13 season behind many of the state’s elite swimmers. He started training in the fall, like he’d always had, because of his commitment in the summer months to sailing competitively and teaching sailing/ windsurfing to youths in Lake Geneva, Wis. All-state and Division-I swimmers typically train year-round. Rowe worked on his swimming craft only six months per year. “I considered myself an underdog in swimming every year,” said Rowe, who placed third at Eastern Nationals last summer in scow sailing. “It motivated me during every swim season.” Rowe also swam on the Scouts’ state runner-up 400

Rowe floors water foes with his speed. Fast breaks don’t get much faster than they do when Rowe escapes his overmatched defenders. “He’s always way down there (in an opponent’s end), way ahead everybody else when I’m looking to pass,” Woodruff said. “When I think of Colin, I think of his speed first. He’s tough in polo, too. When he has the ball and three guys are all over him, Colin somehow still finds a way to take a shot.” Rowe did a little bit of everything in the second quarter against Palatine last weekend, beginning with an assist on a Baker goal at the 5:31 mark. Rowe scored about minute later, putting the Scouts up 5-4. At 3:36, he beat the

“People need to look past the Speedos and weird-looking caps. Polo is an intense sport, fast-paced, aggressive. It’s UFC [Ultimate Fighting Championship] in water” | Colin Rowe free relay (3:04.01) and third-place 200 medley (1:33.33 ) relays this past winter. Dell’s team finished third — the program’s first topthree state result since capturing the state title in ’03. “Colin saw what he needed to do, after getting that valuable experience at state his sophomore and junior years,” Dell said of her swim captain, who’s now a second-year polo captain. “He believed in what he could do and in what the team could do. It’s not about getting to state, he learned. It’s about getting to state and making at statement at state.” Rowe spoke about water polo between games at last weekend’s Glenbrook South Tourney. The sport can be brutal at times, with much of the violence occurring underwater. But Rowe loves the challenges of the grueling sport and the opportunities to display his competitiveness and play in a team sport involving a ball. “People need to look past the Speedos and weird-looking caps,” he said. “Polo is an intense sport, fast-paced, aggressive. “It’s UFC [Ultimate Fighting Championship] in water,” he added.

Pirates’ keeper again to give LF a 6-5 edge. Rowe then capped the stirring stretch with a steal at 2:25. “Colin is a team guy who loves water polo because it’s a team sport,” said Dell, an assistant polo coach. “He will,” she added, “have a lot to offer that swim program and school (Miami), both as an athlete and as a person.” Notable: Lake Forest senior Jake Gloor tossed in a teamhigh five goals in the Scouts’ 14-9 win over Evanston on April 20. Classmate John Baker added three. … In LF’s next Glenbrook South Tournament game that day, a 7-3 defeat of Libertyville, Gloor and Baker each tallied two goals, and senior goalkeeper Quinn Martin didn’t allow a goal in the first half. Martin stopped a Wildcats penalty shot at 1:10 of the first quarter. Senior Karsten Neumeister served as the Scouts’ keeper in the second half. … LF senior David Hayes scored all three of his goals in the first 5:27 of the first quarter in a 9-7 GBS Tourney loss to Palatine on April 20. The teams were tied 3-3 after one quarter and 6-6 after three quarters. ■

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Standout Efforts on the Shore Audrey Mang New Trier

Badminton: The Trevians’ No. 1 singles player claimed runner-up honors at the Hornet ABCD Tournament at Hinsdale South on April 20. By going 3-1 in the tourney, Mang improved her over record to 30-6. The other highlight at Hinsdale South was the second-place finish by Emily Rutherford and Cece Bishop in C Doubles. New Trier, which downed Glenbrook South 13-5 on March 18, placed fifth in the team standings (43 points) at Hinsdale South. Jill Lurie has a 27-5 record at No. 2 singles. Marion Lewis is 24-7 at No. 3/No. 4 singles. Dan Wagner Highland Park

Baseball: The sophomore was on his game, when he went the distance and tossed a three-hitter to beat Maine West 5-0 on April 16. Junior David Hochstadt led the offense with a three-run home run. The Giants (6-6, 2-0) dropped an 11-1 decision to host Glenbrook South on Monday. Luke Turelli Lake Forest

Baseball: The right-hander went the distance and allowed only five hits in Lake Forest’s 9-0 victory over visiting ZionBenton on March 16. The Scouts’ offense was paced by Charlie Sullivan (double, triple, 2 runs, RBI), Luke Johnson (2 hits, 2 RBI), Henry Erzinger (double, 2 RBI), Liam Howe (double, RBI) and Sam Templeman (2 RBI). Mitch Berkowitz Highland Park

Gymnastics: He came up with a top-10 finish at the John Cress Invitational at Niles North on April 19. Berkowitz scored an 8.1 on the paralled bars (10th place). Teammate Greg Biagi finished 14th in the all-around for the Giants, who finished eighth in the 12-team field. He was 11th on the pommel horse (7.55).

and Gieriet Bowen each scored twice. The winning goalkeeper was senior Mary Kate Vanecko. LA is ranked second in Illinois by LaxPower, and NT (5-3-1) is fourth. Amanda Bourne Lake Forest

Soccer: She tallied the lone goal for the Scouts (3-1-5) in their 1-1 tie against host Warren on April 16. Carly Hoke was credited with the assist. On April 18, Lake Forest played visiting Stevenson to a 0-0 tie. The defensive standouts included Danielle Loeger, Kendal Hoke, Sydney Johnston, Bailey Ehrens, Mackenzie Mick, Allie Banta and goalkeeper Liz Clark. Jenny McKendry, Adrian Walker, Gabby Perino, Brooke Green and Amanda Bourne put the pressure on offensively. Devin Burns/Lila Adler Loyola

Soccer: The two Ramblers came up with hat tricks in their team’s 10-0 win over Mt. Assissi on April 15. Meanwhile, Loyola finished the Pepsi Showdown with a 3-1 record. The Ramblers earned wins over Warren 5-0 and Lyons 2-1, while they fell to York 2-2. Devin Burns and Tori Iatarola scored one goal apiece against Lyons. Burns had two goals against Warren. Linda Bisbal-Perez Highland Park

Softball: In a CSL North opener, the sophomore went 3-for-4 to help the Giants (1-7, 1-1) to a 15-8 victory over Maine East on April 16. Bisbal-Perez had two singles and a double. HP’s attack also featured senior Dylan Timmeney (single, triple), sophomore Casey Frommer (double, triple), junior Sarah Glazer (two singles) and freshman Bella Diez (two hits). Diez also earned the win. On April 17, the Giants dropped a 17-1 decision to hard-hitting Niles North. Peter Tarwid Lake Forest

Lacrosse (Boys): He accounted for five goals and two assists in LF’s 11-6 victory over Wheaton-Warrenville South on April 20. Conor Walters also finished with seven points (three goals, four assists). The offense also was aided by Chris Janeck (2 goals), Mac Montagne (1 goal, 1 assist) and Hunter Moore (2 assists). Conor Donovan and Tyler Vandenberg shared the goal-tending duties. Lukas Munoz, Jack Yale and Wes Janeck also contributed to the win.

Tennis: First, he got the best of Ismail Kadyrov, beating the Vernon Hills standout 7-5, 6-3 at No. 1 singles in a dual meet on April 16. Then, at the Prospect Power 8 Invitational on April 20, Tarwid went 3-0 against foes from Evanston, Prospect and Naperville North. The Scouts took first place at Prospect and pretty much dominated the competition: 6-1 over Evanston, 7-0 over Prospect and 7-0 over Naperville North. Brice Polender breezed at No. 2 singles, while John Zordani and Scott Christian claimed three more wins at No. 1 doubles to remain unbeaten on the season.

Annie Dooley Loyola Academy

Courtney Ackerman New Trier

Lacrosse (Girls): The junior middie poured in a team-high four goals and had an assist in the Ramblers’ 12-8 defeat of visiting New Trier on April 22. Her tally at 13:32 of the second half gave LA (8-3) a 7-5 edge and started a game-turning 6-0 run. Senior teammate Anna Schueler finished with three goals and an assist, and Ramblers juniors Maggie Nick (assist)

Track (Girls): The senior was the distance star in the Carol Koszola Classic at Lake Park on April 20. She raced to first-place finishes in the 1600 (4:58.77) and 3200 (10:51.25). The 4x800 relay — Mimi Smith, Kelli Schmidt, Annie Bohrer and Sheila McCain — also took first as the Trevans

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New Trier High School’s Kelsey Murray stick taps her teammates during pre-game introductions.

Stick-tacular ■ by bill mclean Kelsey Murray plays lacrosse for many reasons. But her top reason for suiting up for New Trier High School’s Trevians exemplifies the senior’s selfless, teamfirst approach. “Seeing the back of a net pop out after one of my teammate scores,” said the 5-foot-9 Murray, a 2012 All-America first-team attack. “I love seeing that. That’s the best. “That’s the best feeling,” she added. She dealt with an entirely different feeling after a night game on April 22. She and her Trevs fell 12-8 to four-time reigning state champion Loyola Academy at Loyola’s athletic complex in Glenview. “Tough,” she said. “This was a tough one. Not a great feeling.” If it were up to her, Murray would have rescheduled a rematch with Loyola’s Ramblers the next day. Or that night. That’s how sturdy her resolve is. “Watching Kels compete is special,” said NT coach Pete Collins, nearly a year after NT bowed 11-7 to Loyola in the state championship at Northwestern University. “She’s a gamer, as tough as they come. Kels makes everybody around her a better player. Great presence — she has great presence out there.” The Stanford-bound Murray established her sheer will in a hurry against LA earlier this week, scoring the first

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High-scoring Murray brings power — and presence — to New Trier squad

goal of the showdown at 18:32 of the first half. She zigged, zagged, spun and darted her way around Ramblers before flicking a well-placed shot past LA goalkeeper Mary Kay Vanecko. Murray would end up with two goals and an assist. “It’s great when she gets a draw and sticks it in the net,” Collins said. “Better yet, it’s seeing her dish the ball to a teammate after two or three girls close in her. But what impresses me the most is when she gets the job done on defense. “Kelsey,” he added, “is a complete player.” The player’s mother, Kristen Murray, is a consummate lacrosse coach. A New Trier assistant and US Lacrosse Level 1 coach, she founded the New Trier Trevian Youth Lacrosse Club for girls (third through eighth grade) in 2005. Kelsey Murray was in the second grade when she gripped her first toy lacrosse stick. It was plastic. She used it to toss around a plastic ball. She was smitten. “My mom has given me so much valuable advice through the years,” said Murray. “Lacrosse advice and life advice. I respect her so much. I don’t think there are many coachdaughter relationships that work as well as ours has. We make it work. “I’m lucky.” Deerfield High School’s Warriors weren’t so fortunate on April 2. Murray zinged in six goals to go with eight assists in a New Trier victory. The fourth-year varsity member has scored 25 goals and provided 19 assists this spring,

after having entered the season with career totals of 235 goals and 170 assists. Murray struck for 110 goals and fed 81 assists last spring. “I love lacrosse, love everything about it,” Murray said. “It’s hard to describe why it’s so exciting to play. But I do know that every team I’ve played on at New Trier, there’s a role I need to play. I just try my best for fulfill that role.” Collins has no idea what Murray will do after her days at Stanford. But he shared a wish as he walked off the field after the loss to Loyola this week. “I hope she finds her way, or finds the time, to serve as a coach no matter what’s going on in her life,” he said. “She’d be a very good one, no doubt.” Not too far from where Collins was, Coach Murray and her daughter stood together and spoke, perhaps breaking down the game. Kristen Murray then donned her figurative mom hat. Mother and daughter embraced. Notable: New Trier senior middie Katy Weeks, another returning first-team US Lacrosse All-America pick, also finished with two goals and an assist against LA on April 22. Trevians sophomore Betsey Kvam tallied two goals, and sophomore Grace Hemmer and junior Charlotte McGuire netted one apiece. Loyola enjoyed a 6-2 lead at the half but led only 6-5 at 15:47 of the second half. The Ramblers then scored six unanswered goals to seize control. NT notched the game’s final three goals in the final 54 seconds. ■

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Jonah Baim (No. 16) teams with Joey Zenner while making a play at the net in Highland Park’s win over Maine East last week.

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Baim having a blast being a force in middle of Highland Park’s attack ■ by kevin reiterman Good things happen for the Highland Park High School volleyball team, when the “Baim wall” goes up. As a long-armed 6-foot-7, 185-pound middle hitter, Jonah Baim has the ability to dominate the net. He’s a living — and breathing — fortress. During these times, teammate Matthew Kaufmann not only watches in awe — but he’s also able to kick back, if you will. The senior libero may as well be on a sandy beach wearing a Hawaiian shirt and sipping a Sprite. “There’s been some points this season, when I could just headliners >> from 37

scored 96 points to win the team trophy. Runner-up finishes were turned in by Abby Compernolle in the 200 meters (26.64) and Hannah Waldmann in the 100 hurdles (16.66), while Mimi Smith was third in the 800 (2:21.94). Jonah Hanig/Angel Estrada Highland Park

Track (Boys): The two distance aces had strong showings in the Highland Park Twilight Invitational on April 19. Hanig won the 800 (2:01.50) and 1600 (4:31.50), while Estrada

sit down on the court,” said Kaufmann, who roams behind the front line. “There are times when I can just sit back and relax. Because I know the ball is not coming to me.” But, of course, “No one takes plays off,” the senior cocaptain added. “We always have to be ready.” Baim’s emergence as a top-rate middle blocker this spring has been a treat for Kaufmann and his mates. “When he’s on, he drives our whole team,” Kaufmann said. “And he’s been very good this season. He’s been a force. He’s huge, quick and agile. He’s fun to watch. “I’m glad he’s on our team.” Baim, who was a reserve middle last spring, amassed seven blocks in Highland Park’s win over visiting Maine

won the mile (4:31.90) and 3200 (9:56.90). Matt Wascher New Trier Volleyball: He did his part in helping the Trevians to a first-place at last weekend’s Downers Grove South Tournament. The senior captain amassed 134 assists in five matches. New Trier defeated Lyons Township 19-25, 25-22, 25-21 in the title match. Carlos Zambrano led the team in kills (37) and aces (8). Mike Gajos (31 kills, 12 blocks), Jack Serrino (29 kills, 12 blocks), Hank Sholl (20 kills, 14 blocks), Henry Levee (26 kills) and Brian Hammes (46

East on April 17. Earlier this season, he helped the Giants (8-6) to a pair of top-six finishes at the Lake County Invite and Conant Invite. “He’s a big presence on the floor,” Highland Park head coach Earl Alexander said. “He’s great at doing things we ask him to do. Players have roles and he plays his well.” Baum, who will attend the University of Illinois and major in engineering, saw it all come together in the win over Maine East. “We took over the net (against them),” said Baum, who has grown seven inches in three years. “And when you take over the net, you have a great shot of winning the match. Playing good defense, blocking every ball, is the best way to get your opponent off-balance.” Baum, basically, is just aiming to please. “I’m trying to touch every ball that comes over the net. That’s what my coach wants from me,” he said. “And when a teammate sets for me, I’m looking to be as efficient as I can be. Reduce the errors.” Lining up with fellow middle Mason Majszak, a yearround player who plays his club ball with Vernon Hillsbased Adversity, has been a luxury for Baum. “It’s got to be a team effort,” said Baum. “One player can’t take the whole net.” Baum, who also is a varsity basketball player at the school, thrives as a team player. He digs the camaraderie thing. “I’m trying to unify us as a team,” he said. “It’s important to build a connection with each other. That we know that we have each other’s back. “I’m having a great time with my teammates. There’s a lot of support for one another. And that helps me to perform to the best of my abilities.” Baum also loves the twists and turns of volleyball. “This sport is a blast,” he said. “It has so many up and downs. I love watching a teammate make a big play. I love the rallies. The momentum shifts. “I’m trying to bring energy to the court. Volleyball is a lot about momentum.” Baum, who spends his Sundays as an assistant teacher for third and fourth graders at his temple, also has an affinity for all kinds of music — and basketball. His love for hoops was demonstrated in a unique way this winter. He was the ultimate team player for coach Paul Harris. He played a grand total of 58 minutes and finished the season with two points, two steals, two blocks, two offensive rebounds and two turnovers. But for Baum, it was a winter “two” die for. “Even though I didn’t play a lot on Friday nights didn’t mean that I didn’t have value to the team,” said Baum. “Playing time doesn’t define you. “Coach Harris is good at teaching his players to be good teammates,” he added. “You have to find your niche on the team. And playing on that team was such a fun experience. I loved the time that we spent together (as teammates).” Alexander figured Baim’s time on the volleyball court would come. “You can’t compare basketball to volleyball,” said the coach. “There are different attributes for success. “Jonah Baum is a great individual with great character and commitment,” Alexander added. “He’s a good role model. A good example for the other kids on the team.” Notable: Alexander, who will retire at the end of the season, went into this season with high expectations. The Giants are built around six seniors: Joey Zenner, Adam Carney, Dustin Borenstein, Majszak, Kaufmann and Baim. Borenstein, a returning all-conference player, and Carney are the outside hitters, while Zenner is the setter. “Zenner is a very astute player,” said Alexander. “He’s got a great mind for the game. He knows how to get the ball to the right hitter.” ■

digs) also contributed in a big way.

Jakub Mazuek had eight kills.

David Wieczorek/Sean Barry Loyola

Jordan Palmer New Trier

Volleyball: This duo helped the Ramblers to a third-place finish in the Downers Grove South Tournament. After falling to New Trier 25-22, 22-25, 25-20 in the semifinals, the Ramblers (132) bounced back to top Oak Park-River Forest 25-12, 32-34, 25-17 in the thirdplace match. In CCL action on April 16, the Ramblers went to 4-0 with a 25-14, 22-25, 33-31 victory over Mount Carmel. Barry had 14 kills.

Water Polo (Boys): He had a six-goal performance in NT’s 13-4 victory over the host school at the Glenbrook South Tournament on April 20. He also had a combined seven goals in pool-play wins over Palatine 15-7 and Hersey 16-3. John Schultz netted a team-high two goals in the 14-4 title-game loss to Naperville North. He also had four against Palatine. Joey Ryan scored three goals against Hersey.



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We went to Greece together in October, 1993. We were married the year before and didn’t have kids yet. We decided it was the right time. We stayed at Hotel Grand Bretagne in Athens. It’s a gorgeous hotel. For breakfast we’d have orange juice on the balcony and watch the changing of the guard by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Greek Parliament for an hour. At dinner you overlooked the Acropolis. The best part about Athens was the fish, meat and produce market. It was huge — they had trucks going in and out of it, but it was all under one roof. After two nights there we rented a car and drove south to Poulithra. The ride is all coastal — 2,000-foot drops off cliffs. There are no guard rails. All the cars are stick,

“It’s a gorgeous hotel. For breakfast we’d have orange juice on the balcony and watch the changing of the guard … at dinner you overlooked the Acropolis.” and you’re driving like Mario Andretti. We went because my (Darice) father was from that area. He passed away, but his house is still there, and my great-grandfather’s house is behind it. In Greece they don’t sell the houses. We pulled in around 7 p.m. Darice’ uncle said we were supposed to ask for a man named Elias at a tavern. It was a vacant little town — no cars. I (Jay) ask for this guy. He stands up. ‘Oh, I’ve been waiting for you!’ The next thing you know, they’re inviting us to their homes. We found a little restaurant – the lights were on — the woman lives upstairs. She says, ‘Whose daughter are you?’ We say Peter Alexander’s. She went crazy. She starts cooking. Her husband brings wine he had made. They wouldn’t take a dime from us.

Most weekends these days will find Darice and Jay Lovell busy at Lovell’s of Lake Forest.

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Darice and Jay Lovell, as told to David Sweet

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