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NO. 36 | A JWC MEDIA PUBLICATION

SUNDAY BREAKFAST

SATURDAY JUNE 15 | SUNDAY JUNE 16 2013

ARE TIES STILL

WITH THE BOOK STALL’S ROBERTA RUBIN P. 18

A POPULAR FATHER’S DAY GIFT? P. 10

PETER PASSALINO

LEADS THE HARRIERS P. 36

FEATURING THE NEWS AND PERSONALITIES OF WILMETTE, KENILWORTH, WINNETKA, NORTHFIELD, GLENCOE, HIGHLAND PARK, LAKE FOREST & LAKE BLUFF

IN FULL GALLOP Polo match at historic

venue to help disabled children ride. P8

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Plus: A history of the sport of kings on the North Shore.

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Polo – also known as the sport of kings – is ready to visit the North Shore again. The event will benefit disabled children who ride horses.

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HEART OF A CHAMPION

WHAT SHOULD I GET DAD? Ties are no longer hot (or even lukewarm) as a Father’s Day gift. Sports memorabilia and other items are more popular.

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O  N THE WATERFRONT Boat launches in Winnetka and Lake Forest are starting to heat up. What are the costs involved, and what do boaters need to know?

Lifestyle & Arts 18

SUNDAY BREAKFAST For 31 years, Roberta Rubin has run The Book Stall at Chestnut Court and has lifted it to national prominence. But her next chapter will begin soon outside of the store.

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GOINGS ON ABOUT TOWNS Find out about the best events coming up this week in the North Shore.

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SOCIAL WHIRL Take a look at some of the top parties attended by North Shore residents recently.

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Polo is back in the saddle on North Shore

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he reputation of polo is not, shall we say, downscale. An endeavor is not called “The Sport of Kings” because it appeals to the same fans who watch pro wrestling. Though often mocked for its upper-class pedigree, polo is a hard-charging, dangerous sport once found in the Olympics. Far from being considered mere ATMs for tickets, spectators are invited to get involved (wine in hand) by tamping down the divots during breaks (similar to fans pulling the tarp around the infield dirt at Wrigley Field). North Shore residents have the opportunity to watch a historic game at a historic spot, Crab Tree Farm in Lake Bluff, on June 22. Best of all, it benefits the Equestrian Connection, which helps disabled youngsters and others experience the joy of riding. Bill McLean gets the story straight from the horse’s mouth in this issue. When Roberta Rubin took over The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, best sellers such as “Bright Lights, Big City” had yet to be published, and Amazon referred to a river rather than a dotcom

success story. She has lured the biggest names in publishing over the years to her 5,000-square-foot store in Winnetka. “J.K. Rowling was friendly with the kids but had no patience with adults,” says Rubin, who’s giving up ownership at month’s end. “Jane Fonda wouldn’t even take off her sunglasses.” Read more in this week’s Sunday Breakfast. The days of giving Dad another tie for his closet on Father’s Day have passed, writes Joanna Brown this week. Sports memorabilia and shirts with insect repellant built in are more popular. And as I did on Mother’s Day, I will invoke editorial privilege to say: Happy Father’s Day, Dad (you don’t really want a shirt with insect repellant, do you?).

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ALONG FOR THE RIDE Polo match to help disabled children get on their horse

■ by arthur miller The sport of polo — similar to a fast and furious field hockey game played on horses — flourished on the North Shore from the 1890s to the 1930s. Lake Forest’s Onwentsia Club was the main North Shore home of the game. Members played on borrowed Ferry Field on the yet-to-be-developed lakefront just north of Lake Forest Cemetery and the town from 1896-1900 before the sport moved to the club’s grounds. Among the organizers were Stanley Field, the famed merchant’s nephew, and banker Charles Garfield King. When the sport moved to the club, King built his estate southwest of it—and an easy distance for his string of polo ponies. King’s polo barn still stands on Ridge Road, just south of Route 60. Since Sundays were reserved for quiet reflection and church services, men had no opportunity for leisure and sports in new-money, first-generation wealthy Chicago. But Chicago Tribune stories starting in 1894 document the move to Saturday afternoons “off” in city offices from April to October, and listing the participating establishments. Now men could lunch on a train going north, and then head to the club for a round of golf or a polo match. Within a decade, upper-middle-class Chicago lifestyles would be transformed as families built multi-generational weekend and summer places or rented them at Lake Forest and at other train stops. And with 15,000 attending annual June Onwentsia horse shows by 1907 and 1908, the new railroad station at Lake Forest was crowded with fashionable day-trippers. Polo was at the extreme end of all the new uppermiddle-class pursuits—including golf and fox-hunting. In 1903 the brilliantly athletic Nathan Butler Swift, son of powerful meatpacker Louis F. Swift, was killed in a match here, struck in the head with a mallet. It was a fitting training arena for future General George Patton, who competed against Onwentsia on an Army team in the period. That polo field boldness would help win against Hitler in Europe years later. If the club’s leader was the on-the-field star Frederic McLaughlin, the best-known North Shore player in popular culture is the fictional Tom Buchanan. Buchanan was the spouse of Daisy who was, in turn, the unobtainable ideal of Jay Gatsby, characters created in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 iconic short novel, The Great Gatsby. Princeton student Fitzgerald in the mid-1910s visited the “real” Daisy, Ginevra King who was the teen-aged daughter of powerful banker and Onwentsia polo mainstay Charles G. King. The future novelist may well have seen those King polo ponies heading over to Onwentsia from the family’s estate. Onwentsia’s polo visibility peaked in the early 1930s, with the July 1931 International Polo Tournament and the East-West tournaments of August 1933 and July 1934, during the Century of Progress World’s Fair period. The 1933 match was watched by thousands, with a humorous account being written about it by Will Rogers and quoted in the 1995 Onwentsia history. Perhaps a modern high-water mark of Chicago society interest in polo came in 1986 when the young married Prince Charles, a polo friend of Oak Brook’s Michael Butler, came for an unofficial visit to play here. The evening before the match there was a grand polo ball to benefit the Field Museum and also Salisbury Cathedral -- held at the Walnut Room at Marshall Field’s, with ticket prices that still today would be considered steep. Circulating among the glitterati that evening was an ebullient young African-American woman, Oprah Winfrey -- whose eponymous hour-long talk show was debuting on television in Chicago that month. Polo exhibitions have occurred over the past decade or so in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff. One of these occasional matches is taking place this month at Crab Tree Farm — a charity benefit match. The sport of kings never quites leaves the North Shore. ■

Equestrian Connection rider Nellie Overtoof hugs Tank.

photography by joel lerner ■ by bill mclean A child with a disability dismounts a horse at Equestrian Connection in unincorporated Lake County. The child is exhausted and euphoric and tingly all over, having just completed a riding session with a physical therapist at Equestrian Connection’s 26,000-square-foot facility. The child takes a step. It’s the child’s first step. Ever. L inda L iss, an Equestr ian Connection public relations/marketing staffer, stands nearby. Liss has seen such a scene unfold five times at the Therapeutic Riding Center. “I usually notice a look of shock,” Liss said. “Then there’s a mixture of determination, courage and enjoyment after that first step. You could compare it to the reaction of child tasting chocolate for the first time. It’s like the child is smiling and thinking, ‘OK, this works for me; I want more of this.’ ” A professional polo team will play for Equestrian Connection’s children and adult therapeutic programs at the 4th Annual Villa Del Lago-Equestrian Connection Polo Cup charity event June 22 at Crab Tree Farm in Lake Bluff. Villa Del Lago’s poloists hail from Argentina, and their most valuable gear — well-trained, four-legged athletes — will be transported from a stable in Florida for the four-on-four exhibition on a field that’s approximately 300 yards long and 160 yards wide. Marilou Overton attended the first three Polo Cups. “It’s the most awesome event,” said Overton, whose 18-year-old daughter Nellie has Down syndrome and has been connecting enthusiastically with several of Equestrian Connection’s 21 horses — including her favorite, Apple Annie — since the age of 6.

“The sounds of the event are wonderful,” she added. “I love hearing the horses gallop and the mallet striking the ball.” The sights also will grab everybody’s attention. Women will wear hats that could well make everybody forget the stylish headwear on last month’s Kentucky Derby spectators. Men will don jackets and slacks that would make not-a-hair-out-of-place Don Draper of “Mad Men” nod approvingly. But none of the above will overshadow the primary purpose of the gathering. Every cent of the event’s sponsorships and ticket sales will fund Equestrian Connection scholarships, as well as the vast number of programs that service more than 300 people each week. Nearly 500 volunteers help transform lives via Equestrian Connection’s mission to improve the quality of life of those with disabilities, emotional illness or paralysis. “The human-horse connection is powerful,” said Equestrian Connection executive director Diana Schnell, who co-founded the organization in 2001 after the birth of her disabled twin sons to fill the voids in social therapies and services for children and adults with special needs. “An event like the Polo Cup is special because it brings the community together in a unique setting and it raises funds and awareness,” she added. Emily McArdle is an indispensible member of Equestrian Connection’s volunteer team. A Lake Bluff resident and Lake Forest High School graduate, she serves as a videographer and graphic designer; a side [horse] walker; and an assistant to equine director Sally Thompson Smith — all while majoring in computer science at the College of Lake County in Grayslake. “I love it here,” she said near a stall recently, standing a few feet from Bubbles, a calm, brownish 17-year-old and one of the therapists’ favorite colleagues. “I love the horses, all of them [ages 6 to 26; the grand mare is named Shiloh]. What I

especially love is watching the kids benefit from therapy on a horse and progress from Point A to Point B.” One of Equestrian Connection’s licensed physical therapists is Andrey Parvanov, a native of Bulgaria. After a rider gets comfortable on a horse under his guidance, he often notices changes in his charges. Individuals become stronger and more flexible, for example, because they are encouraged to maintain an upright posture while the horse trots. “Their confidence improves, too, and so does their balance,” Parvanov said. “What we do is help them achieve sensory integration. It can be very powerful and very healthy, spending time on a horse. And most of the time the kids don’t even realize they’re working hard and going through therapy because they’re having so much fun.” Chicago Bears cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman and his family plan on having a blast at next weekend’s Polo Cup at Crab Tree Farm. One of the traditions of polo is half-time “divotstomping,” or replacing clumps of earth that had been displaced by horse hooves after three chukkers (three periods, each lasting seven and a half minutes). The Tillmans and hundreds of other spectators will swarm the field at the half and even the playing surface with their feet — polo’s Zambonis. Charles and Jackie’s daughter, Tiana, received a heart transplant when she was six months old. Tiana has mounted horses at Equestrian Connection. “Magic happens when a child rides a horse,” said Marilou Overton, a volunteer side walker. “I’ve seen it. The experience up there … it’s empowering.” The Villa Del Lago-Equestrian Connection Polo Cup on June 22 starts at 3 p.m.; rain date is June 23 (1 p.m.). For more information on the event and how to purchase tickets and make a donation, visit equestrianconnection. org or call (847) 615-8696. ■


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Aside from those made by the likes of Vineyard Vines, John Tadel of Smith’s Men’s Store says ties are over as a Fathers’ Day gift.

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team they saw win a championship,” he said. That’s easy for local basketball and hockey fans; McDonough will have plenty of Blackhawks and Bulls items on hand. But it’s different for local baseball enthusiasts. With only one championship between the two teams in the last century, McDonough keeps plenty of items celebrating the New York Yankees and their 27 championships in his store. Jocelyn Tobias, on staff at Uncle Dan’s The Great Outdoor Store in Highland Park, expects to help a lot of gift-givers select pocket tools by Leatherman and Swiss Army for gadget-minded dads, as well as shirts that have insect repellant built in. In addition to the Life is Good line of clothing that has been popular already – it celebrates fishing, grilling, and cycling – leisure is the theme for Father’s Day.

“Most people want something from the team they saw win a championship.” | Keith McDonough Do any ties still draw buyers on Father’s Day? “What we might sell is the novelty ties,” along the lines of those made by Vineyard Vines, Tadel explained. The tiny graphics feature fish tacos, sailboats and various breeds of dog, among other flights of fancy. Tadel himself has never received a tie for Father’s Day. “No one gives me any clothes,” Tadel said. “They know better. If I need something, I take it.” ■


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Dr. Jorge Felix Saucedo of Winnetka, 49, joined NorthShore University HealthSystem as the division head of cardiology. Dr. Saucedo comes from the University of Oklahoma Health and Sciences Center Division of Cardiology, where he was professor of medicine and the vice chief of clinical affairs. Dr. Saucedo will advise and manage the 33-person cardiology team and advance the division’s efforts in translational research, clinical programs and patient care.

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The Lake Bluff History Museum will reveal the newly renovated 1931 ice truck at 5 p.m. on June 28 on Scranton Avenue. The Lake Bluff Ice Company and the 1.5-ton International Harvester ice truck were owned by Lake Bluff resident Stephen Meutescu and used to deliver ice cut from local lakes. The truck was donated to the museum and brought back to Lake Bluff in 2010. The truck appeared in the 2010 and 2011 Fourth of July parades as a “work in progress” while a team worked to restore the truck.

WINNETKA Resident Bruce Rauner, a long-time venture capitalist, announced this month he would run for governor of Illinois in 2014 as a Republican. In an interview with The North Shore Weekend, Rauner said, “Illinois is hostile to business in general. We’ve got to change the business climate. That’s Job 1.” Rauner cited his financial independence and outsider status as positives to fix a state whose bond rating has been hammered and whose pension funding faces a massive shortfall.

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Boat launches ready for busy season on North Shore ■ by abby wickman In the summer, Jim Holmes and his family are out on Lake Michigan almost daily via the boat launching site at Forest Park Beach. It takes no longer than five minutes for Holmes to drive down to the launch and put one of his family’s crafts – a Polaris Wave Runner or a Cobalt 263 powerboat called “The Miss Lauren Too” – into the water. “Living in Lake Forest is such a great opportunity for boaters,” Holmes said. “Launching in Lake Forest is great because you can get everything you need at home, put it in the boat, drive to the launch and you are on your way.” Lake Forest residents who are transporting their boats to the launching facility at Forest Park Beach are charged a daily fee of $38. Non-resident daily launch passes are $60 and only sold Monday to Friday. Though a length restriction on boats is not stated at Forest Park Beach, if residents have a boat over 40 feet long, they are probably not launching it but mooring it somewhere, Lake Forest Superintendent of Special Facilities Jeff Wait said. “We probably do have a length restriction just because of the [size of the] basin,” he noted. Aside from Waukegan and Evanston, the other main boat launch on the North Shore is at Winnetka’s Lloyd Beach. Boats must be no longer than 24 feet. Individuals with personal watercrafts (PWCs), also known as water scooters or jet skis, must have a season pass, as there are no daily fees for PWCs. Twenty non-resident PWCs are allowed at Lloyd Beach Weekdays at Lloyd Beach are busy, but not as much as weekends. “During the week in the mornings, we usually have fishermen who go out or people who have the day off and want to use the

boat,” said John Shea of the Winnetka Park District. “But, I know July 3, July 4, Air and Water Show weekend, and Labor Day weekend – those are probably the busiest weekends we have.”

“It’s always good to take that course just to reassess … when it’s a busy day and you don’t know how to properly drive your boat or be safe with it, that holds up the line.” | John Shea Despite historically low lake water levels, both boat launches have not faced problems. Shea advised that people looking to launch should read through the Lloyd Beach website prior to coming down. “Illinois has an online safety boating course,” Shea said. “It’s always good to take that course just to reassess, make sure you know the points of the boat and everything. “When it’s a busy day and you don’t know how to properly drive your boat or be safe with it, that holds up the line,” he added. “And if you need help don’t be afraid to ask. There are plenty of boaters down there and staff – we want to help anybody out.” ■


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Since 2000, there have been more than 100,000 post-traumatic stress disorder diagnoses and more than 250,000 traumatic brain injury diagnoses in the U.S. military — more people than the entire city of Pittsburgh. Art therapy has been used to alleviate these disorders for years, but the North Shore is the first to showcase the fruits of veterans’ healing with “Warriors and Art: A Path to Healing.” “If you look at our past, we the public have not done a terribly good job at facilitating veterans’ integration into civilian life,” said Dr. Mark Nolan Hill, one of the founders of the show. From June 8 to July 14, The Art Center in Highland Park will display therapeutic art by veterans from all over the region. Proceeds will benefit the veterans as well as art therapy programs, awareness for sexual trauma in the military and the research of Eye Story, Inc., the nonprofit organization sponsoring the exhibition. “We’ve seen the effects of art therapy, which is why we thought to develop the art show,” said North Shore clinical psychologist Dr. Richard Markin. Eye Story, which is headed by Dr. Markin and two other psychologists, uses an eye-tracking device to diagnose and treat post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury as well as distinguish the two. It also utilizes art therapy to track the stages of veterans’ recovery. Dr. Markin, wanting to educate the public and raise awareness, linked up with close friend Dr. Hill to initiate the nationwide exhibition, beginning with the North Shore. Dr. Hill, a Navy ensign, has long cared for patients struggling with either disorder and has personally seen the results of art therapy. “Some of these patients have a difficult time expressing their pain, thoughts and feelings verbally,” said Dr. Hill. “The way some people use music to compose songs, art seems to be a perfect medium by which to express yourself and your own emotions, no matter your talent level. Art therapy allows a

facilitated transition to open communication.” Executive director of the exhibition and Navy veteran Larry Sassorossi of Highland Park has observed veterans during therapeutic art making at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. “They look physically whole, but part of their lives have been ripped out of them and they’re trying to get it back,” said Sassorossi. “People really suppress what happened or act like they are not affected until one day it hits. Some are in a black cloud and barely say a few words, but they speak through art.”

“They look physically whole, but part of their lives have been ripped out of them and they’re trying to get it back.” | Larry Sassorossi The artwork takes the form of canvas art, poetry, woodcarvings, jewelry and more. Richard Simmons’ path to healing was creating Native American drums and other instruments. Paul Argiewicz, Holocaust prisoner and Korean prisoner of war, penned his horrors in the book “Number 176520.” Prices for landscape oil paintings, militaristic photographs and more range from $50 to $4,000. Dr. Hill explains that the exhibition will travel around America in a kind of “road show,” analogous to the quilt that traveled across the country when the Vietnam veterans came back. It plans to appear in Houston, Los Angeles, Boston and more before finishing in Washington, D.C. “The artwork is not only incredibly talented, but incredibly moving,” said Dr. Hill. “You can really feel what the artist is trying to say.” ■


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New art gallery runs the spectrum ■ by katie rose mceneely Diane Nelson is a retired medical illustrator and acrylic artist. She exhibits, along with Susan Chertkow, Charlotte Kaplan, Ellin Blumenthal, Jill Hurwitz and Jill Raizin, at the new Spectrum Gallery at 47 Highwood Ave. in Highwood. Reading: I’m reading magazines about art and information online about how to have a successful art gallery. I’m also reading on federal websites different forms of business — like limited partnerships, limited liability corporations, because one of the things we’re trying to do is define what this entity [Spectrum Gallery] is from a legal standpoint.  Listening: I love “This American Life.” I’m always listening to it while I’m exercising. The stories are just completely fascinating; there are lots of humorous stories about people’s experiences in life.  Watching: I’m a “Downton Abbey” addict. The season’s over, but it’s gonna start again, and they’re gonna have their first African-American person on it. And I love the one about the spy — “Homeland.” I didn’t like the actors that much, I liked the story. It was very eye-opening and very believable.  Following: I’m keeping track of who comes to this gallery and how they found out about us. We had 250 people at our grand opening, and we understand the importance of keeping people aware of where we are, who we are, and what we’re doing. That said, this idea of starting a gallery snuck into my brain soon after I sold my medical illustration company and started to think about retiring and realizing that I’m an entrepreneur at heart, even though it would have been easy to just keep painting and selling my work privately. So my idea was to have a co-op

gallery, but a limited number of members, rather than 30 or 40 members who each hang one or two pieces; I wanted this to be a little more personal. And I wanted, really, to take charge of my own artistic destiny. Which I think I’ve done.  Activity: Since this gallery was born, probably in February, it has been my primary focus. I’m the instigator and the organizer and the person who challenges the other artists. But we do all have good ideas—these artists are all creative and serious about this venture, and excited.  I wasn’t looking at Highwood for this gallery. When the guy showed me this place and I saw all this research about the things taking place in Highwood, especially in the summer, it didn’t take me long to realize that Highwood needed an art gallery. And I hope we start something.  I sent out an email to about 120 artists that I knew, and within 24 hours, I got back about 20 responses; once I had this list of 20 people who were interested, I scheduled a meeting. I did this PowerPoint presentation, talked about the advantages of having a co-op gallery over having your work in a gallery downtown, talked about the location as opposed to a storefront in a strip mall, the financial advantages of selling a pieces and getting 80 percent of a sale rather than 50 percent. But of course on the other side we have to share the rent six ways and not 30 ways.  Eating: At the Tap House Grill, they have an absolutely wonderful Greek salad. It comes with grilled lettuce — it’s great! I’m not doing much cooking at home.  Favorite mistake: Giving my kids advice that they haven’t asked for. It gets me in trouble every time. Having an opinion about the food my sons should serve at their weddings, or which of my long-lost cousins they should invite (people they’ve never met), for example. ■

Color, art and room themes—what’s really important? There’s a reason we trust the services of trained professionals—when you cut corners, you always take a risk. Just as you wouldn’t trust a janitor to perform surgery, you should remember that home sales and Home Staging® are professions like any other, and that by enlisting the services of a trained professional, you’ve shown prospective home buyers how serious you are about the piece of real estate you’re listing. While your friend or family member may indeed have a good “eye” for home design, ask yourself if you’d be willing to keep your home on the market longer, or settle for a lesser offer than your home is worth, just to save a few pennies in having it professionally staged. To get a top-notch home sale, you must be willing to invest in top-notch service!

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Book store owner prepares for next chapter

■ by david sweet After walking past the 59,000 books at The Book Stall on Chestnut Court in Winnetka, one enters Roberta Rubin’s tiny office crammed with stuffed animals, file folders and an oversized New Yorker article signed by Christopher Buckley. The piece concerns Oprah interviewing Pope John Paul II, who mentions he’ll be signing books at The Book Stall. Though Buckley’s work was fictional, popes are among the few who have not accepted Rubin’s invitation to appear at authors’ events. “We’ve had Jimmy Carter twice, and people were lined up around the block,” says Rubin, owner of the shop since the early 1980s. “For J.K. Rowling, they lined up at 4 a.m., and merchants served them coffee.” Whether at the store or at other locations, The Book Stall hosts 400-500 author appearances a year, all because of Rubin, who worked hard making connections with authors and publishers in New York throughout the years. Studs Terkel, Lauren Bacall and many other authors, celebrity and otherwise, never would have visited the North Shore without Rubin. Publishers Weekly noticed, naming the institution the Bookstore of the Year in the United States in 2012. Today, the final chapter of Rubin’s own story at The Book Stall is being written. On July 1, she will turn over the keys to Stephanie Hochschild, and after a few months of part-time transition help, will move on. “I swing back and forth from ‘It’s time’ to ‘This has been my life for 31 years – how will I adjust?’ ” says Rubin, dressed in grey slacks and a black sweater. The grey-haired dynamo is as energetic as ever, chatting with customers, ringing up sales, handing out book club sheets – and cleaning out her office which, of course, is overrun with books, prepublication ones and final copies. “I can keep that and get rid of this,” says Rubin, an avid fiction reader who is a big fan of Jayne Anne Phillips. “Every book in here has a story.” Roberta Rubin

Rubin has definite ideas about how to make sure an independent book store succeeds in the age of Amazon. com. “Being a part of the community and marketing what they want (is crucial),” says Rubin, who served for many years as the president of the Winnetka Chamber of Commerce. “We carry many more children’s books than we used to, for instance. “You have to be open to new ideas. I put in a computer system in 1990. Even my husband said, ‘That’s going to cost you a lot of money.’ I brought book clubs into the store. People in the industry said, ‘That’s not going to work.’ I said you have to get people into the store. “Independent book stores have gone through the bad stuff and are rebooting. Those of us who have survived have learned what works and what doesn’t.” Rubin was an avid reader as a child, and her mother worked as a librarian at Tuley High School in Chicago, where Roberta was able to meet Saul Bellow. While raising her own four children, the Glencoe resident worked at the Glencoe Book Shop from 1975-1981 before taking over The Book Stall, originally on Green Bay Road. In 1986, she folded it into the Chestnut Court Book Store. Thirteen years later, Caribou Coffee arrived next door, and the stores were connected inside, a smart merger of coffee drinkers and book lovers. As Rubin taps on the keyboard of her Dell computer, she asks, “Is there a reason this computer is so slow?” Eventually, something pops up. “What is this?” she says. It’s an invitation, complete with a Champagne bottle resting in a bucket, for a going-away party at the end of June for “America’s #1 Bookseller.” The guest of honor will be there. Maybe that will be the day Rubin takes down a sign in her office to complete the cleaning and start a new era on Elm Street. “Whether I’m right or wrong,” it says, “I’m still the boss.” ■

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LOVE & MARRIAGE A number of ways to say ‘I love you’

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I recently received an email from Highland Park resident Lisa Norcia-Appelbaum, responding to my May 3 column about Jackie Robinson’s wife, Rachel. Lisa read about Mrs. Robinson’s efforts to make their home a haven while Jackie Robinson blazed trails as the first black man in professional baseball, and Lisa considered how different her own life is. She scolded herself for not making more time to recognize that. “I should be more accepting, supportive, positive and appreciative,” Lisa wrote. “So maybe my husband has five kids and I have two and there is a ton of laundry and it seems like the house is always a mess and making dinner on Monday night is like hosting Thanksgiving. At least no one is spitting on us.” Lisa described to me later the life that she and husband John Appelbaum enjoy with their blended family. Their combined seven kids range in age from 12 to 23, and they also balance two careers: she owns Highland Park’s Vibe at 1935, and he is a shrimp packer (yes, you can do that in the Midwest). Lisa applauds the example John sets for their whole family. “He’s just a loving, positive, great guy, and he handles it all effortlessly. He’s forgiving, non-judgmental. You know howthey say that the glass is either half-empty or half-full? Johnny’s glass is overflowing.”

As proof, she described how John will drop one child off at practice, stop for dinner with her, and then move on to pick another child up at rehearsal. Though she was once surprised at how often John and his kids say “I love you,” she’s found now that she and her kids have picked up the habit – and “it’s kind of nice. “He never quits at his job or with the kids. He never draws lines. He makes me want to be a better person.” She worried, though, that she doesn’t appreciate the life they’ve created and the family they’ve nurtured as often as she should – a problem I share. Life is exciting, full of opportunities and challenges no matter how big your family or busy your career, and I frequently take for granted the haven that greets me at the end of every day. All spouses can do better at expressing appreciation and noticing the subtle ways that we are shown love (even when I don’t have time for a passionate kiss and an “I love you” before I fly down the driveway en route to the train).There are countless opportunities throughout the day. For example, I know innumerable wives who silently keep the toiletries stocked. I hope their husbands notice that they never have to browse the deodorant aisle at lunchtime and feel a swell of love. I scoured the Internet for more ideas and deleted the really maudlin ones so that you don’t have to: • When your spouse returns home from an activity he really enjoys -- golf, a pounding run, or a lecture at the library -- ask how it was. You don’t have to care about the final score, but it demonstrates your interest in his enjoyment. • Gather the troops when he returns home from work. My son spontaneously and dramatically proclaimed “Welcome home, Daddy,” the other n ight , a nd it made us all smile through our exhaustion. • If you’re the first one to rise in the morning, plan to

shower and get dressed in another room so that your spouse get s a few ex t ra u nd i st u rbed moment s . • Jot a loving message on a sticky note and leave it on the bathroom mirror, her steering wheel, her pillow or the coffee pot • Make a toast to your spouse at the dinner table, and list the traits that you most admire for your children to hear. • Frame the lyrics to the song you danced to first at your wedding. You spent hours selecting that song, and it deserves to be remembered. Lisa suggested setting the alarm on your phone to as a reminder to send a sweet text message. If you have more ways to say I love you, share them with me at Joanna@northshoreweekend.com. ■


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GOINGS ON ABOUT TOWNS Events to attend on the North Shore in the week ahead

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

Amy Sue Nathan, author of  “The Glass Wives” | LAKE FOREST BOOK STORE | 680 N. WESTERN AVE. | LAKE FOREST | 7 P.M. | TO RESERVE YOUR COPY, CALL 847-234-4420 | Author Amy Sue Nathan will present a program followed by a signing of her novel, “The Glass Wives”. It tells the story of Evie and Nicole Glass, who share a last name. They also shared a husband. When a tragic car accident ends the life of Richard Glass, it also upends the lives of Evie and Nicole, and their children. Strapped for cash, Evie cautiously agrees to share living expenses — and her home — with Nicole. Eventually, she must ask: What makes a family?

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FREE | THEARTCENTERHP.ORG | “Emotions of Color” features the paintings of oil painters Elisa R. Boughner and Nina Weiss, and “Warriors and Art: A Path to Healing” is a five-week multimedia exhibition featuring artwork by veterans. This exhibit will raise funds for research, diagnosis, and the treatment of PTSD and TBI.

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Wednesdays In The Woods
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Woodlands Academy Congé Event Raises $300,000 for Financial Aid photography by john rodas Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart raised $300,000 for financial aid at its major fundraiser, Congé, which is derived from the French word for “play date”.  The 40th annual event was enjoyed by 175 guests at the Glen View Club. More than one-third of families receive financial aid at the independent nonprofit college preparatory day and boarding school located in Lake Forest.

CO-CHAIRS HEATHER KOTLARZ (LEFT) AND LORI ROZDOLSKY (BOTH LAKE FOREST)

CHARLIE ALUTTO (LAKE FOREST) GETS HIS BID IN TO HELP FINANCIAL AID AT THE SCHOOL.

WOODLANDS ACADEMY STUDENTS (FROM LEFT) BRIDGETT RIVEROL, (NORTH CHICAGO); OLIVIA ROZDOLSKY  (LAKE FOREST); AND JENNI FLINT (LAKE FOREST) HELPED MAKE THE EVENT A SUCCESS.

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SILENT AUCTION CHAIR ALISON KOHLMEYER, (LAKE FOREST) FROM LEFT, CONGE CO-CHAIR HEATHER KOTLARZ (LAKE FOREST), LIVE AUCTION CHAIR MARY OELERICH (CHICAGO), AND CONGE CO-CHAIR LORI ROZDOLSKY (LAKE FOREST)

JACQUELINE AND CHARLES DEBERRY (GREEN OAKS) CHAT WITH ROB GRABEMANN (LAKE FOREST).

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Goldman proves to be a smart cookie ■ by katie rose mceneely Carol Goldman is the creator of Carol’s Cookies, a company dedicated to crafting allnatural, handmade, half-pound cookies. Its headquarters are located in Highland Park.

How did you start baking? I was born in Saginaw, Mich., and my mother was a great baker. In those days, people always ate dessert. And my mother taught me and my two sisters how to bake, but she never made cookies — I always baked the cookies.

Then I went off to college and studied social work and moved to Chicago in 1966. I did social work for 10 years, but on the weekend I would bake. Finally when I got married and moved to Highland Park, I baked cookies for The Firm (a dance aerobics studio). Everybody said I should sell them at stores, and so one day I got up enough nerve and went to Sunset Foods in Highland Park, and [asked Walter Ori if I could sell them]. So I went to Sunset on a Friday and my husband said, “You should bake some more dozens,” and in the first hour I sold out of all the cookies. When the extras sold out after the next hour, Walter said to go home and start baking. I was in business for six months and unbeknownst to me, there was a cookie contest that People Magazine was running — a national contest. They went to the person where I bought my chocolate chips from, and she [told them about me]. I was picked fourth in the nation for the best-looking and besttasting cookie, and that’s when everything took off. Now we have 13 varieties, and a few years ago we built a bigger bakery. I have Walter Ori at Sunset and People Magazine to thank for getting it off the ground. Years cooking? 34, as far as being in business. Best recipe tweak? Just make everything by hand and use quality products. We’re one of the few companies in the United States where all our cookies are made by hand. Signature cookie? Chocolate chip without nuts; I love walnuts, but I soon found out that kids do not like nuts. Favorite thing to bake? I just baked recently! I very seldom have time to bake anymore, but I had an extra half a day. I love to bake. I’m good at chocolate cake and I make cutout cookies for my two little grandchildren.

What do you like to eat at home? Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, popcorn, and apples with peanut butter. Worthwhile gadget? My KitchenAid Mixmaster. Favorite cookbook? “The Noteworthy Cookbook” is very good. It was put out by Ravinia a couple of years ago. Favorite fruit? Apples. What can you do with cookies? You can make a piecrust out of the cookies! There’s a video: http://bit.ly/14FUtxJ Funniest or most memorable kitchen incident? Once, back when I cooked out of my kitchen, the fire department came to do an

“I was picked fourth in the nation for the best-looking and besttasting cookie, and that’s when everything took off.” inspection and I was baking — I had all these cookies out and my employees helping me. One of the firemen asked if I had a business. I said, “Oh, no — we’re baking for a church social.” Years later, an electrician came to our headquarters and said, “Are you still baking for a church social?” He had been one of the firemen! He said they knew I was lying, but they remembered me. Perhaps because I never let anyone leave without a cookie. Carol’s Cookies are available at Sunset Foods in Highland Park and Lake Forest and Whole Foods in Deerfield. For more information, visit carolscookies.com ■

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Are you ready for some … LACROSSE? NFL dad passes along valuable advice to Notre Dame-bound Eilers

“Katherine doesn’t always do things that put her in huge headlines. But her heart, how hard she plays — she’s a great player because of those qualities.” | John Dwyer

Loyola Academy’s Katherine Eilers tallied 42 goals and 30 assists this spring. The two-time All-American will play at Notre Dame.

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■ by bill mclean

sports@northshoreweekend.com At the start of her final season as a middie on Loyola Academy’s girls lacrosse team, Katherine Eilers received a suggestion from a former Minnesota Viking, Washington Redskin and Chicago Bear safety/special teamer. “He said, ‘Try dipping your shoulder while carrying the ball and dodging,’ ” recalled Eilers, a two-time US Lacrosse All-American. Eilers would end her season with 42 goals and 30 assists for the five-time reigning state champion Ramblers (23-3). She tallied three goals and delivered four assists in LA’s 16-5 defeat of Montini Catholic in last month’s Illinois High School Women’s Lacrosse Association state championship at Glenbrook South High School. That ex-NFL player? He amassed as many goals in an organized lacrosse season as a newborn had. “It was a good tip,” the 5-foot-7 Eilers admitted. “Dipping my shoulder helped.” So did listening to her father. None other than Pat Eilers — he played in 61 pro football games (from 1990-95) and 0 lax games, after suiting up for the University of Notre Dame’s national championship football team in 1988 — had delivered that sage shoulder suggestion to his Notre Dame-bound daughter this spring. “He has always been my role model,” said Eilers, a threeyear varsity starter. “My dad wasn’t a very big football player, but he made up for that by working hard, making sure he knew all the plays really well and limiting mistakes. “We have the same personality. We look alike.” Katherine Eilers played like a champion all spring, using her tenacity and aggressiveness to win gobs of 50/50 ground balls and displaying her penchant for excelling equally at both ends of the field.

“Katherine doesn’t always do things that put her in huge headlines,” Ramblers coach John Dwyer said. “But her heart, how hard she plays — she’s a great player because of those qualities. She’s outstanding at draw controls, and she gets the ‘dirty’ ground balls … the ones she controls after emerging from a large pile of players.” Eilers was born to Jana and Pat in Virginia, not far from RFK Stadium, where her father toiled for the Redskins in the 1992-94 seasons. (A native of St. Paul, Minn., he also played for the Vikings from 1990-91 and the Bears in ’95). Katherine Eilers first played lax catch at home in Winnetka with her older sister, Elizabeth (Loyola Academy, ’11), now a junior industrial design major at Notre Dame. Elizabeth Eilers made Loyola’s varsity lacrosse team her junior year but opted not to play the next year in order to focus on her AP art class. “I remember watching Loyola win state when I was in the eighth grade and my sister was a sophomore,” Katherine Eilers said. “And I remember thinking, ‘I would love to be able to play for Loyola’s program one day. I made JV my freshman year and was thrilled. “I knew it would be hard to make varsity.” She made varsity her sophomore season — and earned IHSWLA all-state second-team honors after producing 29 goals, 14 assists and 72 ground ball controls for the state champs. Eilers then poured in 44 goals to go with 20 assists in her first All-America season in ’12, as LA claimed its fourth straight state championship. “She was the best player on our team,” said classmate and University of Michigan-bound Anna Schueler (47 goals, 31 assists in ’13, as a middie) after last month’s state championship in Glenview. “Katherine was also our most reliable player. Her shot improved this year and so did her confidence.” Eilers came up big throughout the postseason this spring, playing stifling defense and scoring at least two goals in

four of the Ramblers’ five state playoff games. Before her three-goal, four-assist effort in the title game on May 31, the captain beat Conant’s goalkeeper three times in the first round and had two-goal games against Libertyville (quarterfinal) and Hinsdale Central (semifinal). Her postseason assist total was 12. “Calm, confident, smart,” Loyola junior middie/attack Annie Dooley (52 goals, 64 ground ball controls) said of Eilers. “I look up to her.” Eilers also enjoyed success late in three field hockey seasons at Loyola, competing as a center-midfielder for a state runner-up squad (2012) and a pair of third-place teams (2010-11). She served as a captain on last fall’s team. “I was kind of shy before my freshman year,” Eilers said. “Sports, especially lacrosse, brought me out of my shell, and I knew after one season I wanted to be play lacrosse in college. Lacrosse gave me a solid group of friends at Loyola — friends I spent three hours with at some Saturday practices. “Sure, I would not have minded sleeping for another hour or two on those Saturday mornings, but I knew — we all knew — that all that time working together would help us get better. I love working for a goal.” As far as a career goal, Eilers was thinking of following in her grandfather Vince’s disposable shoe-covered footsteps and becoming an orthopedic surgeon. But now she’s thinking about pursuing a career as either a physician’s assistant or a physical therapist. “I’d like a profession with normal hours,” she said. After last month’s state championship, Dwyer needed only a few seconds to sum up Eilers’ essence as a student-athlete. “A special kid, with the heart of a champion,” the coach said. ■


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STELLAR SEASON Earning ISL Player of the Year honors is fitting for Woodlands’ Lovell ■ by kevin reiterman

sports@northshoreweekend.com On the mound, Hayley Lovell was unhittable at times. The right-hander tossed four no-hitters and struck out 119 hitters in 86 innings. At the plate, the Woodlands Academy senior softball star was a force. As the No. 3 hitter, she smacked five home runs and finished with a .938 slugging percentage and .492 batting average. Do we dare call her statistics astronomical? Why not? Her name and numbers fit. Lovell, no relation to that famous local astronaut — James Lovell — though she gets that question often, was rewarded for her otherworldly campaign. The four-year varsity starter was named the Independent School League (ISL) Player of the Year. “We’ve put her up for that honor a couple of times,” said WA head coach Rosemary Briesch, who has been coaching softball at the school for the past 39 seasons. “This time, she got it. It was unanimous.” In a 26-0 Class 2A regional-opening win over Chicago Math and Science on May 15, Lovell was Nolan Ryan good. In four innings of work, she was perfect. She struck out all 12 batters that she faced. “I don’t think that they hadseen anyone like

her,” said Briesch, who guided her Wildcats to a 13-5 record and their third regional title in four years. “She was outstanding on the mound,” the coach added. “She throws hard. She places the ball well. And she’s intense.” Lovell wasn’t the only featured player on this squad, which lost 4-3 to Gordon Tech in a sectional semifinal on May 24. Senior catcher Kiara McKinley, senior first baseman Allie Vela and junior shortstop Abby Kendall also made all-conference. McKinley, who hit cleanup, completed her season with 10 home runs, 10 doubles and two triples. She had a lofty 1.382 slugging percentage to go along with a .582 batting average. Vela wound up as the team’s BA leader: .592. “She was a real surprise,” said Briesch. “She blossomed this season.” Kendall played an important role. She hit leadoff and wound up hitting .471. In the loss to Gordon Tech, she had a double and a triple. “Next year is going to be rebuilding year,” Briesch said. “We’re losing four key players to graduation.” The coach believes that the team has a star in the making in freshman Kate Edwards. “She’s an up and coming player,” said Briesch. The third baseman/pitcher hit .353 with four home runs. ■

Woodlands Academy senior hurler Hayley Lovell fires a pitch to the plate during regional action. She was named the ISL Player of the Year.

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Lake Forest High School’s Peter Passalino was one of the star players for the Lake Forest Harriers rugby team, which won back-to-back Tier II state championships.

Tailor-made for the sport

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Rugby is truly ‘scrum-tious’ for Passalino — a speedy, elusive and instinctive standout player for the LF Harriers ■ by bill mclean sports@northshoreweekend.com It became Peter Passalino’s rather unusual ritual before church on Sunday mornings a couple of winters ago. The 2013 Lake Forest High School graduate viewed YouTube videos of rugby games and highlights at home. Scrums and crumpets, anyone? “I’d watch for about an hour, usually,” Passalino said. “I learned some things.” A devout churchgoer and youth-group retreat leader, the 5-foot-8, 165-pounder was new to the sport then, a junior and a dark-green rookie on a club [Lake Forest Harriers] of boys from mostly Lake County high schools. “I was at a lunch table at school when I heard about the rugby team from a friend who was going to play,” said Passalino, a standout soccer forward who would earn team MVP and Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association all-sectional honors for the Scouts in the fall of 2012. “I thought it would be a fun sport.” The Harriers held indoor practices at Lake Forest College in the winter of 201112. Passalino showed up for his very first rugby practice on a Sunday — after church. “He didn’t even introduce himself,”

recalled Harriers fly-half [a position in the sport] and Baylor University-bound Wes Siu, a 2013 Libertyville HS graduate. “Not that he had to do that. Then I saw him run. His speed … incredible. I noticed that immediately. I thought, ‘OK, I’m glad he’s here, glad he decided to play for our team.’ ” It didn’t take long for Passalino, an outside center, to establish himself as a difference maker for the Harriers, and speed wasn’t his only attribute. He also owned moves — impossible-to-teach moves, moves that would baffle magicians all over the world and at least the last three “Dancing with the Stars” winners. “When he’s out there competing, it’s like he’s breakdancing at full speed,” Harriers coach John Walker marveled. “His lateral movements are incredible, rare, quick and purely instinctive.” The Harriers captured the Tier II state championship last spring and successfully defended their title with a 31-15 defeat of Fenwick in Lemont on May 27. In between the title runs, Passalino and Siu — along with about 20 other talented, rugged Illinois rugby players — battled in six games in two and a half weeks in England last summer. The Illinois Tornado State Select team went 4-2. “Rugby players over there are just as

competitive as we are,” said Passalino, who plans to play soccer at Carleton (Minn.) College and try to accumulate more tries (a “try” in rugby is worth four points) for the college’s rugby club. “What was weird was the social aspects after games. The host players were friendly and would ask us if we wanted more food. These were the same players we had just tried to destroy in the game … the same players who had just tried to destroy us. “Weird,” he added. “But it was a great experience.” Passalino was a running back/safety for Lake Forest High School’s freshman and sophomore football teams but chose to play soccer his junior year. He made the all-North Suburban Conference team [honorable mention] as a member of the NSC champs (14-51, 7-1) and took home the team’s Silver Boot Award [most assists, eight] in 2011. On pitches, Passalino darted to the right, darted to the left. Midfielders and defenders dealt with his elusiveness. Midfielders and defenders usually folded. “I was working with my dad [Joe] one day on passing a football,” Passalino said. “He taught me the importance of sidestepping to get around guys. I was pretty young then. From that point on, in every sport I played, I tried my best to be aware of how important it is to see the whole field while competing.”

He competed in pain for most of last month’s state rugby championship in Lemont. Passalino dislocated his left shoulder twice against Fenwick. He shrugged twice. He popped it back in place twice. But Passalino won’t be able to avoid surgery this summer. The dislocations did a number on his shoulder’s labrum. “Rugby … it has become my favorite sport,” Passalino admitted. “I’m thankful I gave it a try, and I was so lucky that a coach picked me to play in those games in England.” That Passalino can’t see himself walking away from the sport of rugby anytime soon doesn’t surprise Walker in the least. “Most boys understand that after playing rugby once, it gets in their blood and stays there for a while,” the coach said. “I know Peter is looking forward to the opportunity to play the sport in college.” Folks in Northfield, Minn., Carleton College’s home, won’t just be impressed with Passalino’s athleticism. His strong faith, along with his sturdy disposition, will wow ’em, too. “He’s the perfect child, a great guy,” Siu said. “There’s no doubt in my mind that any girl who dates Peter will rush to introduce him to her parents.” ■


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THE PRESS BOX CLUB SPORTS Baseball: Saturday will be a big day for the Lake Forest Baseball Association. The Scouts Showcase will be held on the diamonds at the Lake Forest Rec Center. The open -ing ceremony will start at 9:30 a.m. with the first game — LF 12 Gold playing Lake Bluff — set for 10 a.m. The final game, featuring the LF 12 Blue and Wilmette, will be played under the lights (8 p.m.). All told, there will be 10 games played on three fields. The event also will feature the Cubs Trolley. Soccer: FC United’s Select 2 U13 team will be looking to win another title when it competes in the US Youth Soccer Region II Championships in Kansas City this weekend. FC United earned a regional berth after beating the Elgin Kickers FC 7-5 in overtime in the State Cup championship in Rockford on May 19. The roster includes Emerson Adams, Chloe Cappas, Vanessa Eljaiek, Maggie Filkin, Whitney Hoban, Kiersten Kerrane, Ali Malehorn, Nell Martin, Savannah Noethlich, Ellie Pass, Ruby Siegel, Jessa Snower, Loren Steinberg, Edina Taerbaum, Niki Urban, Ashton Womsley and Cassie Young. The team is coached by Shannon Hartinger. Softball: Highlighted by Meghan Joyce’s perfect game, the Lake Forest Scouts 12U squad opened its summer season in fine fashion by taking runner-up honors in the Silver Bracket of the Grayslake Pride Tournament on June 1-2. Joyce came up with gem in the opening game of bracket play as the Scouts downed Warren Wave 11-0. Julia Frauenheim and Heather Conover led the offensive attack with two hits each. Joyce also was highly effective in the team’s 9-1 semifinal win over the Grayslake Pride. Hannah Atchley (2 hits, 2 RBI), Grace Terzmalis and Skye Miller paced the offense.

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The Scouts, who are coached by Megan Salm, Alex Hemmer, Daniel Cazares and Maddy Gailey, came up a little short in the title game, falling to the PHWYBS Phantoms 5-3. Annie Gallup, Ellie Pearson and Anisha Peruruchu led the offense. During the two-day competition, LF also received solid mound work from Isabella Bogdanowicz and Margo Fleming.

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Baseball: Catcher A.J. Nathan has capped off a stellar career at Illinois Wesleyan. The Highland Park High School graduate finish his senior season with a ton of accolades, including being named to the 2013 American Baseball Coaches Association/ Rawlings NCAA Division III “Gold Glove Team.” As IWU’s Most Valuable Player, Nathan also was named first team all-conference, first team ABCA/Rawlings all-Central Region and first-team D-3baseball.com all-Central Region. He made 47 starts for the Titans (33-14) and hit .297 with 24 RBI and 28 runs. He picked off 14 base runners. His 2013 postseason awards is nothing new. He’s a three-time Gold Glove winner and a three-time all-Central Region selection. All told, Nathan, an all-stater for the Giants in 2009, started 140 of 141 games during his three-year career at the Bloomington school. Football: Tommy Rees has been given the nod. University of Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly told the Grand Rapids Press last week that Rees, a former standout at Lake Forest High School, will be the Fighting Irish’s starting quarterback this fall. Rees will take over for last year’s starter, Everett Golson, who has been suspended for the fall semester. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Rees, who once threw for 526 yards in a high school game in 2009, has been productive at ND. During his three seasons at the school, he’s made 18 starts and thrown for 4,413 yards with 34 touchdowns and only 24 interceptions. Lacrosse: For the third year in a row, Maggie Burke, a 2009 graduate of Lake Forest High School, has earned first team All-America honors by the Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association. The Santa Clara University senior also was named the WCLA Midfielder of the Year for the second straight season. Burke had a decorated career with the Broncos. In 2010, she was a second team AllAmerican. She also has received numerous conference awards, including Rookie of the Year. Lacrosse: New Trier High School graduate Chad Sawyer, a sophomore at Connecticut College, has been recognized by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). The sophomore attackman claimed Division III honorable mention All-American honors after finishing the season with 31 goals and 10 assists. He also was named to the all-NESCAC first team and the all-NEILA second team. Meanwhile, New Trier’s Christopher Williamson also was honorable mention AllAmerican for Bowdoin College. The senior goalie was a first team all-NESCAC selection after finishing the season with 188 saves. He was second team all-NESCAC in 2012. He ends his career with 29 wins in goals, fifth best at the school. ■

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and seven assists. She now has 42 goals and 15 assists for her career. Two Trevians were named all-sectional: senior midfielder Jessie Berman and senior defender Nora Mabie. Berman ended the year with two goals and 10 assists. Mabie, who will play at Colby College, had one goal and one assist for the Trevians (16-4-4). The team’s other leader scorers were sophomore Maggie Armstrong (9 goals, 5 assists) and junior Tricia Lybrook (8 goals, 5 assists). Freshman goalie Dani Kaufman had 10 shutouts and 0.63 goals against average. SAMANTHA SCHWARTZ/LILY SHANNON

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Baseball: The second baseman went 1-for-3 in Monday’s CSL Senior All-Star Game at Oakton. He grounded a single to center field in the fifth inning. Teammates Harrison Carl and Brett Shimanovsky also appeared in the showcase. In Carl’s second at-bat, he lined out to the pitcher. PATRICK FLAVIN HIGHWOOD

Golf: Consistency was the key for Flavin. The Highland Park High School senior-to-be shot a 218 (73-73-72) to place third in the highly competitive American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Junior at Quad Cities on June 4-7. He had 14 pars and two birdies on the final round. Varun Chopra of Champaign was the medalist (215) in the Boys Division. Western Springs’ Charlie Netzel was the runner-up (217). Winnetka’s Chris Nolan finished in a tie for 31st place (230). SASHA CARNEY/MORGAN KOHLMEYER WOODLANDS

Soccer: Carney and Kohlmeyer made all-conference for Woodlands Academy this spring. The highlight of the season for the Wildcats was downing Chicagoland Jewish 3-2 in an IHSA Class 1A regional title game. Jenna Nommenson had two goals in that win. MADDIE MULFORD NEW TRIER

Soccer: The junior forward was named to the all-state team after finishing the 2013 campaign with 15 goals

Soccer: Schwartz, a junior midfielder, finished the season with 33 points (14 goals, 5 assists) and wound up with two postseason awards: all-CSL North and all-sectional. Shannon also was named to the all-CSL team. And the senior defender was honorable mention all-sectional. HP’s other leading scorers this spring included Amanda Skurie (8 goals, 3 assists, 19 points), Stephanie Bailen (7 goals, 3 assists, 17 points) and Lauren Daly (5 goals, 4 assists, 14 points).

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Soccer: Just a freshman, Basave was named her team’s MVP this season. She finished the season with 10 goals and nine assists.

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Softball: Kehoe, a senior catcher who will play next season at North Central College, was one of three Ramblers named to the all-conference team. She hit .415 with 11 doubles, three home runs and 21 RBI. Senior infielder/outfielder Hannah Miller and junior pitcher Jamie Kiefer also were recognized. Miller, who will play at Carroll University, hit .433 with seven doubles and 20 steals. Kiefer finished 12-9 with a 2.08 ERA and 247 strikeouts. She also hit .367 with four home runs and 19 runs batted in. WEI CHEN

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Softball: A three-sport athlete at the school, Timmeney claimed all-CSL North honors. The first baseman, known for her versatility, batted .385. Her slugging percentage was .444.

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Last spring, before our second daughter was born, we decided to take a babymoon. We researched and realized a typical all-inclusive resort was not for us. We looked at eco lodges and chose Aqua Wellness Resort on the Pacific coast in Nicaragua. We stayed in a little treehouse suite. We had two separate rooms, a bedroom and a kitchen. Between the two we had a small wading pool. Every morning for breakfast we would have yogurt, honey, granola, and papaya and bananas. We heard birds, monkeys and lizards at night. One of the best parts was there were no TVs or computers — no access to civilization. We participated in one or two yoga classes each day. They overlooked the ocean — you could hear the waves. We also participated in a chocolate-making class, where we learned how to grind cocoa beans. In the raw food class, you made pasta ribbons out of zucchini and other vegetables. It tasted so good. We now make our own almond milk at home.

“We heard birds, monkeys and lizards at night. One of the best parts was there were no TVs or computers — no access to civilization.” We took a boat ride. On board we were so lucky to come across what seemed like all the dolphins in the world. It seemed like they were meant to be there with us. We travelled to a town and ate ceviche and fish tacos at a local restaurant. We stopped later to go fishing. We caught some large fish that they cooked for us for our last dinner. We wou ld go back there t oday. ■ Chris Gleason nd Robin Taxman of Highland Park enjoyed yoga, making chocolate from cocoa beans and more in Nicaragua.

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