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

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from Wenk’s offices. “I should call him and see him,” I said, since I hadn’t laid eyes on Chuck in probably two years. I didn’t get the chance. He died that day at 88. An avuncular, colorful character who flew his own plane, Chuck handed out $2 bills to his guests during Heinekin-filled lunches at Beinlich’s. Around his 80th birthday, he threw out the first pitch at a Cubs’ game — but not before pretending to shake off the non-existent catcher’s signs (afterward, he clicked his heels like Ron Santo). A parrot named Duke adorned his office for years, and I asked him what he said. “He only knows two words,” the insurance executive responded. “Claim denied.” Chuck’s column in Pioneer Press always ended with the same tagline: “See you next week … maybe!” Unfortunately, we won’t see him again in these parts, but he did leave all who knew him with many happy memories.

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■ by bill mclean Mona Hellinga sat in a conference room at Koenig & Strey in Lake Forest earlier this month, marveling at the difference in the North Shore real estate market between recent Augusts and August this year. “August typically is a quiet month, a time to kick back,” said Hellinga, vice president, branch manager of Koenig & Strey in Lake Forest. “Not this August. Buyers are continuing to write contract after contract, like they had in the past four months. “From April to July, we blew our sales goals out of the water each month.” Vivid charts strewn across the table in the conference room backed her up. According to Midwest Real Estate Data, closed sales on homes in Lake Forest from August 2012 through July 2013 numbered 375, a 37.9 percent increase compared to closed sales (272) in the city the previous year. The average number of days those Lake Forest homes were on the market in 2012-13 dipped 23.9 percent to 199, compared to 261 in 2011-12. “Any home under $1 million is flying off the market,” said Mary Kay Burke, a broker at Coldwell Banker in Winnetka. “It’s been a fantastic year. I’ll give you two examples: Two houses we [Burke and her Coldwell Banker partner, Bettye Raglin] listed recently were sold in 48 hours. Each got multiple offers, and each was bought for more than the asking price. We closed three weeks later on one of the homes, one month later on the other.” It has also been frenetic in a good way at Jean Wright Real Estate in Winnetka. It showed a house on Chestnut Street in Winnetka on July 29. It was supposed to show the same house again on Aug. 4. “It was gone [on July 31], after getting multiple offers,” Wright said. “We’re busy, really busy. We’re showing a lot of homes. “But we’re not just showing; we’re selling. Any house under $2 million is selling. It’s not as great for homes $2 million and higher, but the market is so different and so much better than it was a year ago.” Real estate professionals point to a perfect storm of good news as the prevailing force behind the rampant optimism among buyers and sellers since the market bottomed out two to three years ago. “It’s a wonderful melding of historically low interest rates, more opportunities to purchase what could be a dream home at prices lower than in the recent past, and a renewal of confidence in the future,” said Roberta Miller, a broker and marketing specialist at Baird & Warner in Lake Forest. “Sellers no longer want to put their lives on hold,” she added. “And if you’re selling for less, you’ll likely be able to buy a home for less. It works well for both parties.” North Shore real estate sales figures continued a steady, robust trend in June. Citing a recent report by the Illinois Association of REALTORS in her North Shore real estate blog, Coldwell Banker-Glencoe broker Gloria Matlin noted June marked the 24th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases in the North Shore-Chicago region. Compared to the August 2011-July 2012 period, closed sales in Lake Bluff, like Lake Forest, spiked better than 34 percent in August 2012-July 2013, according to Midwest Real Estate Data. Increases also occurred in Highland Park (26.1 percent), Glencoe (15.8 percent), Wilmette (14.9 percent) and Winnetka (11.3 percent). The average time that homes spent on the market plummeted in each of those communities, with Glencoe properties (122 days compared to 196 days, a 37.7 percent decrease) moving the fastest. “It’s an incredibly exciting time in our industry for a variety of reasons,” said Peter Moulton, vice president of Brokerage Services-North Shore at @properties. “Consumers see a tremendous value in the price of homes today, it’s a far more energetic market than it was a year ago, and people are tired of being tentative.” Real estate’s signature phrase, “Location, location, location,” is wellworn and doubly redundant. Where a home sits is certainly important for the prospective buyer. But other factors are critical. “The size of the home, for one,” said Chris Yore, a broker at Baird & Warner in Lake Forest. “The condition of the house is also important. How are the upgrades? How new is the kitchen and each of the baths? Two-car garage or three? “Somebody looking to buy a $2 million-plus home,” he added, “has to think, ‘It had better be in good condition if this is going to be my dream home.’ ” Ideal abodes along the North Shore come in all shapes and sizes — and price ranges. From inside the sunroom of a $959,000 home in Highland Park to the inside of the media room in a $12.7 million lakefront mansion in Winnetka (see sidebar), it’s possible to live large and happily ever after at a variety of locations. What follows on page 9 are descriptions of a handful of North Shore homes for sale (rest of story continued of page 10):


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Under $1 million: 442 Woodland Road, Highland Park ($959,000).

In addition to its sunroom, built in 2011, the 3,792-square-foot house boasts a new kitchen and mudroom. Classic finishes in the kitchen include marble tile backsplash, stainless steel professional appliances and Brookhaven Wood-Mode cabinets. The kitchen opens to a generous family room with a bay window. Built in 1946 on 0.31 acres, it contains five bedrooms and 3.1 baths.

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Between $1 million-$2 million: 481 Grove St., Glencoe ($1,999,999).

The home rests on nearly an acre of landscaped property adjacent to private club grounds. Grandiose rooms include a luxurious master bedroom suite. It also features an indoor spa with a swimming pool, hot tub, fireplace, wet bar and sound system. The sunroom overlooks an expansive, fenced yard. A library/ office, with a fireplace, overlooks a golf course.

“Consumers see a tremendous value in the price of homes today, it’s a far more energetic market than it was a year ago, and people are tired of being tentative.” | Peter Moulton

Between $2 million-$3 million: 775 Sumac Lane, Winnetka ($2,785,000).

Its all-stone exterior protects six bedrooms, seven full baths, two half baths, seven fireplaces, Schonbek chandeliers and two wrought-iron staircases, among other amenities. Among the kitchen’s distinct features are granite counters, a breakfast room and bar. Imported Italian cabinets surround the master bath.

$4 million-plus: 620 Lake Road, Lake Forest ($6,500,000).

Built in 1928 on 3.9 acres, the 12,213-square-foot mansion is home to seven bedrooms and 6.3 baths. It last sold for $6,900,000 in 2000. Dubbed “Bluff’s Edge” and built for Wayne Chatfield-Taylor (Under Secretary of Commerce and Assistant Secretary to the Treasury under President Franklin D. Roosevelt), it was carefully restored and renovated to meet the lifestyle of today’s millennium family. A circular staircase highlights a 33-foot reception hall. Sunlit rooms overlook a vast lawn and attractive ravines.


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“The buying crowd is very particular, especially those looking at high-end properties,” Coldwell Banker’s Burke said. “They want the granite countertops, the stainless steel appliances, the hightech amenities. We’ve also noticed a sense of urgency from people who are looking at certain price points; they’re worried interest rates will go up in a year and then they’ll lose their buying power.” Another encouraging sign in real estate is renewed interest in vacant land, Koenig & Strey’s Hellinga noted. “More and more, there’s a willingness to build,” she said. “All market dynamics are aligned favorably for buyers and sellers. From a buyer’s perspective, it’s, ‘Let’s jump in now. Why wait?’ Buyers are well aware the market could be entirely different in two years.” Among the constants in North Shore real estate is a certain massive lake that could easily pass for an ocean. It costs nothing to look at Lake Michigan, but the view is priceless. “It’s beautiful and such an asset,” Burke said. “For many, it’s considered a private recreational area. When I see the lake, I usually think, ‘Why would anyone want to buy anywhere else?’ “Things are very good today for those looking to buy,” she added. “But we should be cautious. A lot of people got hurt when they didn’t see the real estate crash coming. Real estate, like a lot of things, is cyclical.” ■

Glencoe, $2,695,000

The home above sold for $12.7 million — a record in Winnetka.

A record sale symbolizes strengthening market ■ by bill mclean It does not take long to come up with 12.7 million reasons why the real estate market along the North Shore is hale. Simply hit the 300 block of Sheridan Road in Winnetka and behold the 17-room French provincial mansion, fronting 137 feet of private beach. It was sold for $12.7 million by Leo and Milena Birov on June 24. Leo Birov founded Heritage Luxury Builders, which built the mansion in 2010; his wife Milena, a broker at @ properties, was the mansion’s listing agent. “That was certainly good for the market,” said Mona Hellinga, branch manager of Koenig & Strey in Lake Forest. “It’s always nice to see people willing to invest in a fabulous piece of property.” The sold price of the 1.5-acre property set a record for the village of Winnetka, surpassing by $200,000 a lakefront house sold last December. Only one other home in Winnetka prior to 2012 was ever sold on the open market for $12 million, Dennis Rodkin reported in a Chicago Mag.com Deal Estate blog posted on July 1. In 2000, a dotcom millionaire paid $12 million for a mansion that had belonged to the Brach family of candy fame.

Glencoe, $2,695,000 Winnetka, $9,400,000

“It’s always nice to see people willing to invest in a fabulous piece of property.” | Mona Hellinga The $12.7 million home sat on the market for a little less than a year, with an original list price of $15,975,000. Some of the property’s other features include a pool with a cabana, eight full baths, a fire pit, two wet bars, a wine cellar, an elevator, a sunroom, a media room and an exercise room. “There were no downsides to the property aside from repositioning the price once,” @properties co-owner Thaddeus Wong said. “It was about finding the right buyer. “The market is very healthy despite our inventory level being lower,” he added. “Properties under contract are up 10 percent [compared to a year ago] and sold volume is up 22 percent. We have passed the bottom and interest rates are still low.” Unlike a few years ago when the real estate market and economy were wobbly, prospective homeowners are no longer slogging their way through what appeared to be an interminable waiting game. “[The home that sold for $12.7 million] speaks to people being more willing to get off the fence and buy,” said Peter Moulton, VP of Brokerage Service-North Shore at @properties. “There are incredible opportunities for people to be creating wealth for themselves, and I’m not just talking about affluent people.” ■

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Suzanne Horwitz talks with guests during a recent artist open house at the 3150 Skokie Valley Road facility.

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■ by abby wickman The office space at 3150 Skokie Valley Road in Highland Park — off or Route 41 — is home to standard businesses such as landscaping companies and athletic outfitters. Few are aware that it also is home to an artists colony (albeit one without the sleeping arrangements) called “The Artists at 3150.” “There’s an option to see really good art on the North Shore – they don’t have the battle the traffic on a Friday night to go to openings downtown,” landscape artist and Highland Park resident Nina Weiss said. “We’re here, and there’s just so much variation and talent, and some of us teach, so it’s just a really nice resource.” One of nine artists who work at 3150, Weiss moved into her studio space last October. “I had been looking for studio space in Highland Park and it was hard to find. A lot of them are more suited for retail, or they would just be a small room,” Weiss said. “Then we found this place, and it was perfect immediately — just perfect.” After Weiss had a grand opening for her own studio, she collaborated with a few of the other artists at 3150, and the group put on its first open house in December. They conducted a second open house in July – one that included more of the artists at 3150. “We’re really just feeling out who we are as a group and where we’re going to go as a group – rather than just as individuals,” professional photographer Robert Tolchin said. A fine art and commercial photographer with more than 20 years of experience, Tolchin has been at 3150 for 15 years. “That’s the thing – nobody knows that we’re here. I tell people, they ask me where we are, and I tell them, ‘You’ve probably driven by a thousand times.’ ” Like Tolchin and Weiss, many of the artists

at 3150 hope that the surrounding neighborhoods will become more aware of the Artists at 3150’s presence. “I think it gives the local people an opportunity to – not just buy – but to come see what their neighbors are doing,” said artist and previous fashion designer Chandrika Marla. Working in a community of artists, Marla is able to receive feedback on her work. “When you paint in isolation, you think everything you make is so fantastic,” Marla said. “But, when you have another group of people, or you have a studio visit – somebody else talking to you about your work – that always helps.”

“Nobody knows that we’re here … they ask me where we are, and I tell them, ‘You’ve probably driven by a thousand times.’ ” | Robert Tolchin “We have a really good diversity here, and we all have the way that we work,” said painter and sculptor Pamela Lee. “I think it’s nice being an artist and working on your own in your studio, but you don’t have that connection with other artists usually. So, you have to have something where you have other artists to get that community.” Marla hopes that more people from the North Shore will recognize the value of a local artists’ community. “Art always brings something very unique to your life, and a lot of people don’t get enough of that in the suburbs,” Marla said. “So, just to know that you have a community here, and you can go meet us whenever you want … it brings a lot into your life if you allow it to.” ■

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Jay Cutler to elite status among NFL quarterbacks was one reason for his hire. “Jay’s been fantastic. He’s been tremendously cooperative,” Trestman said of the temperamental QB, shown during one game last season leaving the bench when offensive coordinator Mike Tice sat next to him. “He gets this (new offense).” The itinerant Trestman — who has coached quarterbacks and running backs along with holding a variety of offensive coordinator posts — has never been employed for more than three seasons by any NFL franchise. According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, luck hasn’t always been on Trestman’s side. For example, 15 minutes after getting married in the 1990s, he saw a light flashing on his telephone in Hawaii. He soon found out he was fired. At age 50, after an enjoyable two-year stint at North Carolina State, he was fired again. Basically hitting rock bottom after so many chances in college (he also worked at the University of Miami with Jimmy Johnson) and the pros, he resurrected his career in Canada. And then the Bears called. With the wisdom forged by age and experience, he was more appreciative for the opportunity proffered this past January than if he had been a 40-year-old hire. “I’m grateful for when it happened in my life, individually and as a family. It has a lot more substance from that standpoint,” he said. Other NFL head coaches, such as San Francisco’s Jim Harbaugh, praised the Bears’ pick. Himself a former Bears’ quarterback — and now a successful coach who worked with Trestman when the latter served as offensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders — Harbaugh said Trestman “taught me everything.” Spending his first 4 ½ months as the Bears’ head coach living in a hotel before moving to his Winnetka home (down the street from Cutler), Trestman said most of his meals have been at Halas Hall – he’s visited few restaurants on the North Shore. Trestman was pleased when his family (wife Cindy and daughters Sarahanne and Chloe) arrived in June. And he’s happy to be a part of the Bears’ family. “The organization has been very supportive. I don’t want for anything here,” he said. ■

A freight train rumbles by the Chicago Bears’ training facility in Lake Forest, while workers pound away at a renovation of Halas Hall amid the beeps of construction trucks. On the grass fields between the train and the building, shouts emerge. “Huddle ‘em up, huddle ‘em up! Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go! Get on that ball! Scoop that ball!” Amid the scores of players in orange shorts and dark helmets at offseason training, a man in a hat wanders quietly. He walks from group to group, examining the activities. He says little on this June day, though his loud whistle grabs the attention of everyone nearby (save, perhaps, for the construction workers). Marc Trestman is the rookie head coach of the Chicago Bears. Those expecting a reincarnation of Mike Ditka’s volcanic ways need look elsewhere. Cerebral and soft-spoken, the 57-year-old with glasses and black hair may not look or act like the stereotypical NFL head coach, but he is no less ready to work hard and make tough choices in an attempt to lead the Bears to their first Super Bowl win since 1986. “I have respect for all the head coaches I’ve been around. I really have watched everybody closely,” says Trestman, who worked for eight NFL teams — including Minnesota twice — before nabbing his first head coaching opportunity in the league with the Bears. “You have to make the experience your own — you can’t try to be like somebody else.” For five seasons, Trestman did serve as the head coach for the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League. He led the team to two Grey Cup championships in a league with expanded field dimensions and three downs instead of four. He was asked what he learned as the top man. “You learn that everything has a ripple effect throughout the organization,” he said. “The people subordinate to you are just as important to success as your quarterback.” Trestman has worked with some of the best quarterbacks in the game, including Hall of Famer Steve Young of San Francisco and Cleveland’s Bernie Kosar. Known as innovative, Trestman even put a helmetcam on thirdstring quarterback Matt Blanchard during rookie camp in Lake Forest to assess his performance. The idea that he could help guide

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The year-long efforts of Chicago Botanic Garden volunteers will be apparent at the Roadside Flower Sale from Sept. 6-8. Volunteers collect flowers, pods, and grasses in preparation for the sale, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day and features arrangements, wreaths, bouquets, stationery cards, potpourri, and more. Volunteers are seeking donations of unusual baskets, ceramic containers, and vases. Anyone interested in donating items can call Volunteer Services at (847) 835-5440.

After four months of operation, the Board of the North Shore Exchange announced plans to distribute $75,000 of proceeds from the sales of its resale operation. Its first charitable recipient is nonprofit, community agency Family Service of Glencoe, which will receive $25,000.

kenilworth The Kenilworth Village House is available for rental through the Kenilworth Park Board. Residents can rent out the house for $50. Meetings or parties of minors must be chaperoned by an adult who will be held responsible for the safety and conduct of the group. A ratio of 1 adult to 10 children is required before meetings or parties will be permitted. Make a reservation by visiting Village Hall and filling out a request form.

lake bluff Knauz Automotive Group invites licensed drivers over 21 to participate in a celebration at the Knauz Autopark to coincide with the BMW Championship taking place at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest. Until Sept. 15, guests are invited to test drive a BMW to be entered in a drawing for an all-expenses paid trip for two to Munich, Germany valued at $8,000. For more information please visit www.knauz.com or call 847.234.2800.

lake forest At the state convention of Garden Clubs of Illinois, Woodlands Garden Club received first-place awards for the Gorton Community Center garden. Woodlands received the Landscape Design award, Gardening Consultants award, and Celebrating Community Plantings award. The awards were given to the club with the best new garden design and a garden with new plantings that makes a difference in the community.  

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Robin Fisher, founder of Fisher Dance Center and The Dance Foundation in Wilmette, was named Teacher of the Year 2013 by Dance Teacher Magazine.  She was honored in New York Aug. 5-7 during the Dance Teacher Summit. “The call about this year’s award and honor being given to me was just an incredible surprise,” said Fisher. “I am so humbled and grateful for the opportunity I have to live the dream I hoped for and to continue to work with our foundation’s students each and every day.”

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Garrick Imatani is an artist and assistant professor of art at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore. He completed a residency at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest in March. You can see his work at garrickimatani.com Reading: I’m reading “The Suppression of Dissent in the United States” by Jules Boykoff. He’s a political scientist and someone I’m collaborating with in addition to Kaia Sand on a public art project through the city of Portland’s archives and records center. We’re funded to do research in the city archives, and the works we produce will become part of the city’s collection. The documents that we’re looking at within the city archives and records —everything from mayor’s office ephemera and objects to public utility records — they also hold records from the police department. The particular files we’re looking at are surveillance documents of different political groups in the ‘60s and ‘70s. The documents were illegally removed from the archives and hidden for years — in the early 2000s, the Portland Tribune was anonymously tipped off about these documents and ran a series of stories about them. The city archivist realized they should be brought back into circulation. These records would never have been saved if it hadn’t been for someone else saving them, even though it was illegal. His purposes may have been quite different from our own. Listening: “For a Rainbow” by Bill Callahan. Watching: I just got a motorcycle, so that’s been really nice — I’ve been watching the road, people, my environment. I’ve been hyper-aware, now that I have to think of keeping myself alive. Watching every little pothole, the junction of the train racks and concrete. Following: I’ve been following things going on in the field, particularly I’ve been interested in this

website for the public art project — it’s subscriptionbased, so I’ve been following the way other artists and organizations have been setting those up. How do these things exist and how are they distributed? I’ve been following different ways to get printed media and art objects out to a public audience. Activity: The aforementioned public art project. We got the award in the spring, March or April. It basically lasts for an entire year. We’re still in the research phase, trying to produce some material objects. The person I’m collaborating with is a poet, so there’s a combination of art and objects, with her text. It’s a project that has a lot of secondary collaborations — a bookmaker, letterpress printers, web designers. There’s a lot of working parts. Part of looking at these documents is, once they’ve been acquisitioned by the city, you can’t change them. What we’ve been doing is, these are the official records, but they don’t give any narrative. We’ve been contacting the people who were surveyed and obtaining kind of an alternate narrative—some of the interviews show a really clear distinction between what is observed through surveillance and [what happened from the subject’s point of view.] It’s one way to get their “talkback” into the archives. Some of the interviews have been so compelling, we’re going to press them into vinyl records that, when we do the exhibition, will be part of the display and will be a part of the subscription. Eating: I just ate a carrot muffin. What is your favorite mistake? Getting lost when I have lots of time. The “lots of time” part is kind of infrequent—it’s when I’m on vacation or just cruising around in some other city I don’t know—it’s really nice. You get to discover things you wouldn’t otherwise see. ■

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20 | lifestyle & arts sunday breakfast ■ by david sweet When assigned a beat, sportswriters often suffer through insipid interviews, dull games, meaningless seasons. Ed Sherman is different. His first time covering pro football for the Chicago Tribune? The legendary 1985 Chicago Bears, Super Bowl champions and famous shufflers. His first college football assignment? Notre Dame’s 1988 perfect season and national championship. Nine years later, the Tribune moved him to the golf beat. First stop: Augusta National Golf Club, where a youngster named Tiger Woods won by a record-setting 12 strokes. “I’ve been very fortunate. Whenever I started a new beat, something big and dramatic seemed to occur,” says the Highland Park resident.

“To be a kid who was covering high school sports and then join the biggest story in the country, that was exciting.” | Ed Sherman Today, aside from co-hosting a Saturday morning show on WSCR-AM 670, the veteran writer is author of the Sherman Report (www.shermanreport.com), a Web site covering sports media. He’ll opine on whether places like ESPN should remove on-course microphones from a foulmouthed Woods, interview author George Willis about his book “The Bite Fight” — which recalls the night when Mike Tyson bit off Evander Holyfield’s ear — and more. “Everyone used to have a sports media columnist,” says Sherman, who spent 12 years himself serving that role at the Tribune. “When Rudy Martzke did it at USA Today, it may have been the most-read feature in the paper. I thought this was a way to dive back in and have a unique voice. “It’s all about getting awareness. You really have to jump up and down on tables to get noticed.” Sherman points out sports on television is bigger than its ever been in terms of ratings and rights fees. Fox is launching a national sports network, Fox Sports 1, to compete with ESPN this month. “It’ll make things interesting,” Sherman says. “ESPN has a 30-year head start, but Fox doesn’t have to be ESPN — they want a share of the market, a slice of the pie and

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to make some money.” Sherman was first published at age 9 in the now-defunct Chicago Daily News making fun of the Cubs (he’s a lifelong White Sox fan). Soon after graduating from the University of Illinois, he was hired by the Tribune and covered high school sports. Then, he was plucked to cover the Bears in 1985 with Lake Forest resident Don Pierson. “That was easily the most fun I ever had,” Sherman recalls. “What really stands out is everything was crazy — they were rock stars. But that didn’t happen until two-thirds of the way through the season (after they beat Dallas 44-0). We had them to ourselves before that. “To be a kid who was c o ver i n g h i g h school sports and then join the biggest story in the country, that was exciting.” Speaking of excitement, Sherman — ensconced at home with his computer — misses the Ed Sherman buzz of the newsroom. “Going into the Tribune newsroom was as much fun as you wanted to have,” he says. “A lot of banter, a lot of give and take. We had some real characters — Bernie Colbeck had been there about 50 years. He would answer the phone and, if a caller got on his bad side, you could hear it across the newsroom.” Sherman has started contributing a freelance sports media column to the Tribune two to three times a month

(“People say no one reads the newspaper anymore — I can’t tell you how many people said they saw me in the Tribune again”). And he is working on a book, due out in the spring, about the “myth and legend” of the New York Yankee slugger Babe Ruth’s called shot during the 1932 World Series at Wrigley Field. “It was probably the most remarkable at-bat in the history of baseball, when you consider what was at stake, who was involved and the outcome,” says Sherman, who was able to interview former Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, who attended the game as a boy. “The Cubs are heckling him, this is a showdown — he hits the longest home run in Wrigley history at that point.” When Sherman and his wife, Ilene Goldstein, and their two sons, Matt and Sam, head out to Sunday breakfast, often they drive to Walker Bros. in Highland Park, where the sportswriter will order a healthy omelet. Speaking of which, there’s really just one time in his career where Sherman ended up with egg on his face. Before that 1997 Masters, he wrote that Woods was a lot of hype. The headline on the story: “ Tiger Won’t Change Augusta.” Says Sherman, “He illustration by barry blitt wins by 12 shots. I had to write a mea culpa column that people still remind me about.” But perhaps Woods needs Sherman — a 15-handicapper whose two birdies on 12 and 14 at Augusta during a media day are among his best sports memories — back on the golf beat. “I covered Tiger’s 14 majors victories prior to leaving the Tribune in 2008,” he relates. “He hasn’t won a major since. Coincidence?” ■

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■ by jenna schubert Jewelry designer Todd Reed is known around the country for his high-quality pieces. With a studio and retail store in his home of Boulder, Colo., as well as a large following of clients, it’s hard to believe he owes his success, in part, to his experiences on the North Shore — at the American Craft Exposition (ACE) in Evanston. Reed began showing his jewelry at ACE years ago, when he was relatively new in the jewelry design world. There, he found his fellow exhibitors to be engaging and friendly, as well as talented in their respective areas of art. The art lovers who frequented ACE also impressed him. “ACE has the best clients in America — they’re savvy art collectors,” Reed says. “People are genuinely interested in the art, which is why I like the North Shore clientele.” Now, as his jewelry design business has become a full-time endeavor, Reed no longer attends art craft fairs — except for ACE. This year, he will give a special presentation on his jewelry, entitled “Raw Elegance.” The name is inspired by the fact that Reed’s jewelry is created in his Colorado studio with materials, such as raw diamonds and recycled metals. “Everything is one-of-a-kind and handfabricated at my studio,” Reed says. “All of the pieces are intentional, purposeful, beautiful, and totally unique.” Growing up with artists as parents, Reed became interested in art at a young age. After high school, he worked in the fashion industry by making silver components for leather clothing and handbags. When clients began requesting that the silver details — such as buttons and

“People connect with jewelry. There’s a sense of personal value, exclusiveness.” | Todd Reed As the 29th Annual ACE approaches, Reed looks forward to reconnecting with the artists and clients he has met at past expositions. Another reason he chooses to attend ACE is the fundraising efforts; the proceeds from this year’s event will support ovarian cancer research at NorthShore University HealthSystem. Overall, Reed is happy to remain a supporter of ACE, its artists, and clients. “I love to be part of the event that gave me so much when I was starting my career,” he says. And, with a promising future in jewelry design ahead of him, Reed has much to look forward to. Todd Reed will present his lecture at the American Craft Exposition on Friday, Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m. The exposition will take place Aug. 23-25 at Henry Crown Sports Pavilion at Northwestern University in Evanston. Tickets are $13 if purchased before Aug. 19 and $15 at the door, with a special $5 ticket price after 5 p.m. on Friday only (with no re-entry). For more information, visit americancraftexpo.org. ■

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■ by joanna brown When you are paid to think and write about love and marriage, every day offers an opportunity for field research. My only escapes from the job, it seems, are time spent in the car and those precious moments that I get to bury my nose in a work of fiction. It made absolutely no sense, therefore, that I was recently drawn to a novel called “The Engagements.” The cover of J.

Courtney Sullivan’s 2013 book features a well-manicured hand daintily holding a big diamond solitaire – a most direct link to my work on this column. I’m really enjoying the book as it introduces four marriages over four different decades spanning nearly 100 years; chapters ferry readers back and forth through time and across miles. Evelyn, in 1972, is retired and struggling with her son’s divorce. James and his high school sweetheart struggle to make time for themselves when they’re working long hours and raising young children on a limited income in

1987. Delphine’s story explores infidelity in 2003. And there is present-day Kate and her longtime boyfriend, who reject marriage. Of most interest is the book’s prologue, which introduces the reader to Frances Geraty in 1947. Miss Geraty was a real ad woman and the brain behind the DeBeers companies enduring tag line, “A Diamond is Forever.” DeBeers remains a leader in the diamond industries, and it has long promoted a product that could be purchased from any local jeweler. The author has spoken at length about the amount of research she did before adding a real person to her latest work of fiction, and I find the late Miss Geraty a fascinating character. Though she never married, she was responsible for promoting a most enduring symbol of marriage. Miss Geraty took on the DeBeers account at a time when not many women wanted engagement rings. They dreamed of marriage but preferred a new car or washing machine, rather than waste the money on frivolous jewelry. “I am tremendously fond of Frances,” Sullivan wrote on her own website, jcourtneysullivan.com. “She was a sharp, bold, tough woman with a great sense of humor, who often defied convention. I wrote this book with her photograph hanging over my desk. Now that I’m on to other projects, I still haven’t taken it down.” The DeBeers ads began with gorgeous landscapes, cathedrals and fine art, and Columbia Pictures made a short film that was seen by 14 million people. Much of the

advertising was geared toward men, as they would be buying the diamonds. Engagement rings were positioned as “the most imperishable record a man may leave of his personal life.” Product placement on Hollywood stars helped, too, and the results came quickly. In three years, diamond sales increased 55 percent, and prices for a two-carat diamond nearly doubled by 1947.

“I find the late Miss Geraty a fascinating character. Though she never married, she was responsible for promoting a most enduring symbol of marriage.” The average person today spends $3,500 – about one month’s salary – on an engagement ring, though North Shore residents are more likely to spend $15,000 and above. Stars like Jennifer Anniston, meanwhile, sport 8-9 carat rings valued at $500,000. I can’t think of any brides I know who didn’t announce their engagement with a medley of gemstones and a fresh manicure on their left hands. In fact, I know far more people who put off engagement while they saved a few more dollars for the perfect ring. Though the diamond engagement ring is a fairly modern tradition, I find many rings are presented with beautifully sentimental stories. Tell me the story behind your engagement ring at Joanna@northshoreweekend.com. ■

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Open floorplan townhome with gorgeous pond views from most rooms! Cook’s kitchen, huge master, finished lower level. Exceptional setting! 3 BRs, 2.1 baths $479,900 | www.1182Lynette.com

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ballet and precision since 1986. Walk or take the free tram to the festival. Ice cream, beverages, and many lunch options will be available for purchase.

Author Amy Gail Hansen

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| Lake Forest Book Store | 680 N. Western Avenue, Lake Forest | 7 p.m. | To reserve a copy of the book, call 847234-4420 |

“The Butterfly Sister” by Amy Gail Hansen is a Gothic tale that intertwines mystery, madness, betrayal, love, and literature. Ten months after dropping out of all-girl Tarble College, Ruby Rousseau is still haunted by the memories of her senior year, a time marred by an affair with her English professor and a deep depression that caused her to question her sanity.

Community Development in Afghanistan | Gorton Community Center | 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest | 2:30 p.m. | Free |

Dr. Dilip Joseph will give a talk on Community Development in Afghanistan—activities that he has been a part of for the past four and a half years. He will also speak about his recent experience with Taliban captivity. The 30-minute talk will be followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session.

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Women’s Bike Ride

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| Chicago Botanic Garden | 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe | 11 a.m-4 p.m. (through Aug. 11) | chicagobotanic.org

In the open area near Evening Island, enjoy soaring stunt-kite performances set to music by members of the Chicago Fire Kite Team and members of the Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois. The Chicago Fire Kite Team has been competing and demonstrating team sport kite

The weekly women’s group bike ride will meet outside Higher Gear before the shop is open for business. Your tires should be filled the morning of the ride before you arrive. Your water bottle should be full. Road bikes are recommended. Those on hybrids will be expected to keep up with

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Evening Gourmet Farmer’s Market: Garlic Fest | City of Highwood | 103 Highwood Avenue, Everts Park, Highwood | Through Sept. 4 | 4-9 p.m. | celebratehighwood.com |

The weekly Gourmet Market presents the third annual Garlic Fest Inferno. Some 5,000 attendees will sample garlic creations from out-ofthe-ordinary garlic ice cream, candy, cupcakes and cocktails, to the more usual pastas, breads and butters. Held during the Evening Gourmet Farmers Market, the fest features a Taste of Garlic Competition for the Savory & Sweet categories, as well as the Garlic Queen Competition. Garlic Queen Competition is at 7 p.m.; Taste of Garlic is at 8 p.m. For more information, visit celebratehighwood.com.

Terrific Tomato Contest | Highwood Historical Society | 103 Highwood Avenue, Everts Park, Highwood | 847-682-9039 to register |

Who’s got the most terrific tomato in town? The winner will be awarded $100 by the Highwood Historical Society.

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Ragdale Ring Spotlight Series: Synesthesia | The Ragdale Ring, on the west lawn of the Ragdale House | 1230 N. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest | 7 p.m. | Tickets: $20 Adults; $15 Students and seniors, 12 and under free. | ragdale.org

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Ragdale continues the Ragdale Ring Spotlight Series, a monthly performance series of music, dance, theater and visual projection. The third open-air performance, Synesthesia merges performance, structure, sound and light and is curated by sculptor Barbara Cooper and light/video artist Petra Bachmaier. Offsite parking at Lake Forest Municipal Lot, 110 E. Laurel Street — about a 10-minute walk from Ragdale. Want to submit your event to Goings On About Towns? Send an email with the particulars to katierose@jwcmedia.com 10 days before publication, and we will do our best to get it in.

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4 BRISTOL ROAD, NORTHFIELD 6 BEDROOM | 6.1 BATH | $2,175,000 4BRISTOLROAD.COM Located on one of the most coveted private lanes in Northfield, this handsome brick home sits majestically on a lush one-acre parcel. Architectural details such as soaring ceilings, deep moldings, a sweeping staircase, and more are what separate this stunning home from any other. This one-of-a-kind home boasts first-floor and second-floor master suites – each with luxurious amenities. Some of the other distinctive rooms in this custom built home are formal entertaining spaces, a magnificent family room, a handsome paneled library, an amazing indoor swimming pool, and a professional-grade kitchen. Built in 1986 this home includes two laundry rooms, a three-car garage and a separate nanny suite. This home is truly meant for the most discriminating of buyers. Welcome to a life-style like no other. Welcome to 4 Bristol Road. For information regarding this property or a private showing, please contact: JOHN BAYLOR mobile: 847.502.7471 | john@atproperties.com BARBARA SHIELDS mobile: 312.613.9802 | barbara@atproperties.com

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RIC Announcement Party photography by bonnie robinson The recently opened Burberry flagship store on Michigan Avenue hosted an event to announce the details of the Medicine Ball, put on by the Women’s Board of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC). Ten percent of the proceeds from the week’s sales were donated to the RIC, as well as a signature raincoat to the Medicine Ball’s silent auction. The Ball, to be held on September 7 at the Peninsula Chicago, will be an elegant evening of cocktails, dinner, dance, and auction. The chairs are Paula Smith of Kenilworth, Millers Shivers Vance of Chicago, with assistance by Kristi Brown of Kenilworth. ric.org

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A matter of taste Khammay makes transition ■ by katie rose mceneely from fine dining to casual

A. Khammay is the chef at Grille No. 43 in Lake Bluff. How did you start cooking? Back when I was in college — I went to Illinois State University — I got a part-time job in an Italian fast-food restaurant. After graduation I managed a restaurant for a friend of mine in Mundelein, and that’s how it began. I decided I really liked the cooking part of it. Years cooking? 28 years What made you decide to become a professional chef? I really enjoy food — I thought, there’s more to spaghetti and meatballs. French cooking is pretty sophisticated, and back in the ‘80s most of the fine restaurants were French. I worked with a couple of French chefs, and that’s how I got my training. Best recipe change? The recipe is what makes it taste good — of course we like to cook the way we want to cook, but we kind of use a recipe the gauge what people like to eat. I’ve worked mostly in French restaurants and I apply that to where I am now, a contemporary American restaurant. Signature dish? We have a variety — our menu changes from season to season. At the moment, we have a salmon with a Chinese spice and orange glaze with summer squash. We also have a bone-in

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rib eye with frisee. Favorite food to make? Because my background is fine dining, through the years things change, and people want things to be more casual. We cater to that clientele. What do you like to eat at home? I mostly eat very simple — some salad perhaps, maybe some fish. Perhaps with mustard or anchovy paste with steak and salad, most of the time. Most of the time I sauté vegetables. Worthwhile gadget? You need a utensil — a pan, a knife, it depends on the cuisine. At a Chinese restaurant, you’d need a wok. Here, we do a lot of grilling, so that’s one thing we use a lot. It’s essential. Favorite cookbook? I used to read a lot of French cookbooks, but now I don’t have time. I cook from experience now. I like to read them, but they don’t often excite me. Favorite fruit or vegetable? I like uncooked greens — anything green. Funniest kitchen incident? I haven’t laughed about anything in the kitchen for a while — that’s just how busy we are. We just make a lot of stupid jokes, nothing laugh-out-loud. Grille No. 43 is located at 28800 N. Waukegan Road in Lake Bluff. For more information, visit grilleno43.com or call 847-234-7643.. ■

uK hammay wasn’t able to share a recipe, but here’s how to make glazed salmon fillet inspired by Grille No. 43’s menu:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place 1 cup orange juice in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Cook and stir 10 to 15 minutes, until reduced by about 1/2 and thickened. Remove from heat, and allow to cool. Stir 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar and 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger root into orange juice. Line a medium

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baking dish with parchment paper. Place 2 pounds of salmon fillet on paper, skin side down. Season with salt and pepper. Cover with 1/2 the orange juice mixture. Bake salmon in the preheated oven 10 to 15 minutes. Brush with remaining marinade, and continue baking 10 to 15 minutes, until easily flaked with a fork.

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Early 2014 delivery. Approved new construction by established Lake Forest builder. Designed for today’s comfortable lifestyle while incorporating exceptional quality and traditional details. Bright and open kitchen/family room. Floor plan opens to outdoors with paver patio. Outstanding East Lake Forest location. Close to town and Lake Forest Beach. Offering opportunity to select customized finishes. www.158Washington.info

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Erika’s Lighthouse’s Young Adult Board President Valerie Borgström is a New Trier High School graduate.

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■ by abby wickman A beacon of hope for those suffering from adolescent mental illness, Erika’s Lighthouse will be hosting its second annual fall benefit – The Great Anti-Depression –at Loft 644 in Chicago on Sept. 7. “We’re out there every day trying to make a difference in young people’s lives, and any difference we can make – whether small or large – we really welcome that,” said previous Young Adult Board member Richard Tinberg, who is still involved with the organization. “It’s our mission to make the world a better place for those that suffer from mental-health issues.” Going with the theme of The Great AntiDepression, the event decorations, attire, activities and drinks will all feature a 1920s feel. A photo booth, raffle prizes, auction and blackjack will also be offered to guests. “We do want to raise money – that’s our goal — but we really want new people to come to the event and learn more about the cause and the organization and what we’re all about,” Erika’s Lighthouse’s Young Adult Board President Valerie Borgström said. A North Shore native and New Trier High School graduate, Borgström became involved with the organization in 2010, when she contacted it with a desire to help. Instead, she was offered a large role. “They asked if I wanted to start the Young Adult Board,” Borgström said. “I am very proud of what we’ve done, because now we have 13 very dedicated executive board members, and we’re raising money all the time.” The organization aims to offer resources and education to schools, parents and teens about adolescent depression and mental illness.

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Tinberg grew up with the founders of Erika’s Lighthouse. “I’m no stranger to the situation that a lot of the kids are in these days,” Tinberg said. “Ultimately, we want to get rid of the stigma around mental health issues in general – not just depression, but anxiety and ADHD, and things of that nature. We’d like to see more education around the subjects, as opposed to having these sort of issues swept under the rug, or discounted, or marginalized.” The Young Adult Board also had a volleyball tournament last June, and it will be participating in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walk in October, as well as Erika’s Lighthouse’s Walkathon in September. “We definitely encourage people to come to the events because they’re just fun – we always make them fun,” Tinberg said. “We’re trying to put together things where people can enjoy themselves and also do something for the community.” The Young Adult Board aims mainly to raise funds and awareness for Erika’s Lighthouse’s Adult Board. “Ages 21 and anywhere after that can be involved in the Young Adult Board,” Borgström said. “Some of us are still in college, but for the most part we are young professionals.” The Young Adult Board also puts on several smaller events throughout the year, such as a Valentine’s Day event the board held in Lincoln Park. “At every small event, people ask, ‘Can I be added to your email list? I’d love to join,’” Borgström said. “Our monthly meetings are also great because we will have a new person almost every month come see what we’re all about.” ■

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OPEN SUNDAY 2:30-4:30 WINNETKA-Fabulous blend of vintage charm and today’s renovation and finishes make this home very special. It is beautifully situated on over a third of an acre. Striking living room with cozy fireplace nook opens to vaulted sitting area. Gracious dining room allows flow between living room and one of two family rooms. The DeGuilio Cook’s kitchen features high-end appliances, wood cabinets, granite counters, and island with counter seating and opens to breakfast room and additional family room with fireplace. Master suite with vaulted ceiling is complete with sitting room, walk-in closets and deluxe bath. The second floor includes three additional family bedrooms, two full baths, and laundry. Terrific third floor with two bedrooms and updated bath. Additional highlights include; two staircases, 3 car garage plus lift for fourth car, and beautifully landscaped yard with patio and built-in barbeque. 13 Rooms, 6 Bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bath. $1,275,000

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WINNETKA-Stunning custom Ranch situated on beautifully landscaped acre in Woodley Road. Complete renovation was done in 2006. Special features include high ceilings, oak millwork, and flooring, cherry cabinets, and vanities, top-of-the-line appliances, and extensive use of granite and marble throughout the home. Separate bedroom wing is perfect for guest or in-law suites. The home is move-in ready and positioned and landscaped to maximize storm water run-off with a bone dry basement. 16 Rooms, 6 Bedrooms, 7 full and 2 half Baths. $2,645,000

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212 MaPle hill road, glencoe 6 Bed/6.3 Bath

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762 greenwood avenue, glencoe 6 Bed/4.2 Bath

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105 eaSt laurel avenue #302, lake foreSt 3 Bed/2 Bath

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304 whiStler road, highland Park 4 Bed/3.1 Bath

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505 vernon avenue, glencoe 3 Bed/2.1 Bath

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668 long cove, riverwoodS 5 Bed/4.1 Bath

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1985 windridge, lake foreSt 6 Bed/5.2 Bath

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25439 north Saint Mary’S road, Mettawa 5 Bed/3 Bath

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2728 Sunflower court, glenview 3 Bed/2.1 Bath

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724 vernon avenue, glencoe 5 Bed/4.1 Bath

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279 Moraine road, highland Park 5 Bed/5.2 Bath

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1014 Sheridan road, highland Park 5 Bed/5.2 Bath

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279 Moraine road, highland Park 5 Bed/5.2 Bath

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1215 Pine Street, winnetka 5 Bed/6.1 Bath

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27104 SouthwoodS lane, Mettawa 5 Bed/6.3 Bath

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SOLD – MULTIPLE OFFERS! 2413 thornwood avenue, wilMette $1,175,000

SOLD – MULTIPLE OFFERS! 1726 walnut avenue, wilMette $650,000

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JUST LISTED! Photo is 1323 Central Avenue, Wilmette

1411 gregory avenue, wilMette $1,625,000

PENDING SALE! 1520 gregory avenue, wilMette $1,099,000

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SOLD – MULTIPLE OFFERS! 1833 elMwood avenue, wilMette $1,250,000

UNDER CONTRACT – 3 DAYS! 519 waShington avenue, wilMette $1,175,000

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SOLD BEFORE HITTING THE MARKET! 1142 oakwood avenue, wilMette $600,000

603 greenleaf avenue, wilMette coMing Soon!

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1357 Sheridan road, highland Park 6 Bed/6.1 Bath

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909 Sheridan road, highland Park 1.425 acreS

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440 hunter lane, lake foreSt 5 Bed/4.2 Bath

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1100 farlin central, lake foreSt 4 Bed/4.1 Bath

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COMING SOON!

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SORRY – UNDER CONTRACT! 1242 MaPle avenue, evanSton 5Bed/3.1 Bath

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business | 65 main street Conway progresses from humble surroundings to hosting the world’s greatest golfers

■ by bob gariano Twenty-two years ago, I was introduced to David Amory, one of the founding governors of Conway Farms Golf Club. Our family was new to Lake Forest, and we were evaluating various golf clubs. Based on a quiet introduction, I was invited to play a round at the new course that was set to open the following month. A narrow dirt road with a fresh coat of oil led to the little clapboard bungalow that was serving as clubhouse, caddy house, and equipment garage. The little white building was almost lost among the old oak trees. In spite of these humble surroundings, Mr. Amory was the perfect host. The Fazio-designed course proved to be every bit as demanding as any of the long-established clubs on the North Shore. Two weeks later, we joined the club with member number 82. We were part of the official opening ceremonies a week after that.

This month, I will host a small group of friends at the David Amory Invitational, the annual fall men’s member-guest tournament at Conway. This will be the last official event for members to bring their guests before the 2013 BMW Championship Tournament is played there from Sept. 9-15. This tournament is the third leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs and will feature the top 70 golfers in the world competing in a 72-hole stroke play event. Our clubhouse is more substantial these days. It will have to be to accommodate players like Justin Rose, Bubba Watson, Tiger Woods, Rory McIllory, Phil Mickelson, and Luke Donald, who is a Conway Farms member. I can only guess which of these champions will have my locker for the week. I hope that whatever causes my incurable slice will not infect that golfer. The spirit of play at Conway Farms mixes tradition with good humor, and this atmosphere is symbolized by an ancient cartoon

framed and hung on a wall in an alcove off the main dining room. The yellowed drawing shows two golfers playing as partners in what looks anachronistically like the 11th hole at Conway. The young lady in her 1930s-style dress has just hit her tee shot into the middle of the 100-yard wide water hazard that separates the tee from the green. As the ball splashes into the deepest part of the lake, she turns to her partner — a grizzled and scowling golfing veteran in his tweed cap and knickers — and says: “Oh, my! I’m afraid I haven’t left you a very good lie.” The 2013 BMW Tournament will make Lake Forest and the North Shore the center of professional golf for that week in September. More than 150,000 people will come to observe one of the richest and most competitive events in the sport. The tournament is a natural progression for Conway Farms, which has hosted amateur events as the Men’s NCAA Division I Championship (1997), the AJGA Canon Cup (2002 and 2006), the Western Amateur (2009) and the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship (2012). The BMW Tournament is estimated to bring more than $20 million into North Shore communities. All proceeds from the event itself are used to fund the Evans Scholars Program. It is not easy to host a professional golf tournament, but it is exciting. When my foursome plays in the member-guest, we will be surrounded by the substantial pavilions, grandstands, and other structures that have been erected for the event. To provide modern connectivity, more than 100 miles of cabling is being temporarily installed on the course. Walkways, security barriers, new driveways, and camera towers are under construction. All of this challenges the membership to tolerate changes and limited play on some days, but the prestige and excitement of the event seem well worth the inconvenience. About 1,500 volunteers will assist with every task from marshalling, to babysitting, to parking and shuttle service. I am personally chairing the merchandising team. Along with 130 volunteers, we will run the retail

store at the entrance to the event. It is not my first experience in retail, but the scale of this work is still daunting. While general admission tickets are still on sale, most of the pavilion space has been sold many months ago. Of course, the BMW pavilion will be spectacular with vehicles on display, which represent the latest in

“I can only guess which of these champions will have my locker for the week. I hope that whatever causes my incurable slice will not infect that golfer.” high-performance automotive technologies. Anyone who drives their own BMW to the event will be rewarded with VIP privileges and special access to BMW’s visitor’s pavilion. Meanwhile, Conway Farms members can buy tickets for access to the club’s own pavilion located between the 17th green and the 18th tee box. This pavilion will give Conway’s general manager, Todd Marsh, and his allstar team a chance to show off their culinary and hospitality credentials. Conway Farms Golf Club traces its heritage back to three Lake Forest families whose love of golf was exceeded only by their foresight. Their vision began to take tangible shape in 1956 when they bought a 200-acre farm straddling a stretch of old Conway Farms Road in west Lake Forest. The club has since been dedicated to the preservation of the traditions of the game, as a walking course that encouraged fast play at all levels, and to supporting amateur golf. The BMW Tournament is another step in that proud heritage and is a testament to the vision of the original founders and the commitment of the current members to maintain that tradition. I think David Amory — who passed away in 2001 — would be very proud. Main Street columnist Bob Gariano can be reached at bob@northshoreweekend.com ■

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Resplendent Redei

Highland Park soccer star displays brilliance on national stages

Highland Park’s Zoe Redei is ranked No. 1 in the Midwest by topdrawersoccer.com.

photography by joel lerner

■ by bill mclean

sports@northshoreweekend.com Zoe Redei is 15 years old, a rising sophomore at Highland Park High School. For six years, she was a ballet student. She executed hip-hop dance moves for three years. Redei partnered with jazz dance for a year. Tap dance? She’s been there, clicked that. But she has yet to attend a school dance. Redei, you see, ranks among the top soccer player players in the nation, and the many commitments to the sport have kept her away from such functions. She is not bitter. The 5-foot-5 forward is forward-thinking. “I do not want to miss my senior prom,” she said. “But if I have to, because of soccer … .” Instead of completing the thought, Redei smiled and shrugged. It was a Friday afternoon, and she had been functioning quite well on three hours of sleep. Redei and her mother, Beth Ann, were in Washington, D.C., earlier in the week, checking out the sights and landmarks most teens check out during school field trips. Beth Ann served as a tour guide for Zoe, who had helped Oak Brook-based Eclipse Elite capture the U15 Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) championship in nearby Richmond, Va., on July 15. Zoe Redei would get to sleep in her bed in Highland Park for only two nights, before heading to Overland Park, Kan., to compete in the United States Youth Soccer Association national championships. Have soccer talent, will travel. A lot. Redei struck for three goals in four matches as her captured another national crown in Kansas, topping Ambassadors FC (Ohio) 4-1 (OT) in the championship.

“There was a time,” she recalled, “when watching soccer bored me and I didn’t like practicing. I gave up easily when I was little. But my dad (Steve) pushed me and encouraged me. I’m glad he did. I’m glad he pushed me through my ‘lazy phase.’ “Now I love watching soccer and practicing in my spare time.” That love reduced her dancing shoes to idle status. Her tennis racket rested in peace, too, because she was laserfocused on corner kicks, not winners to the corners. Her father grew up in Hungary and distinguished himself athletically as a sprinter. Zoe Redei, no surprise, runs circles around midfielders and defenders. Her astounding agility and soccer savvy — “I’m a turn-and-shoot girl,” she said — also make opponents look silly at times. “My dad … he’s always been passionate about soccer,” said Redei, who counts Argentine Lionel Messi and U.S. women’s team attacking midfielder Megan Rapinoe as two of her favorite soccer players. “I’ll always be thankful for that and his constant support.” Redei is TopDrawerSoccer.com’s top-ranked Class of 2016 player in the Midwest. IMG (Fla.) Academy considers her the nation’s fifth-best player in her class. She was selected to the U.S. U14 national team last year. This year she is in the U17 national pool. “Zoe is very talented, very athletic,” said Eclipse Elite coach Rory Dames, also the head coach of the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League. “She’s brave enough to go one-v-one against anybody, and she can handle pressure and pressure situations quite well.” One of Eclipse Elite’s U15’s captains, Redei didn’t just score the team’s first goal in a defeat of the Colorado Storm at the ECNL tournament in Virginia. “She set a nice tone for the rest of the tournament with that goal,” Dames added. Redei had gathered the ball from about 30 yards out,

before navigating through and around futile Storm chasers. She then blasted a shot that immediately had “1-nil” written all over it. “The ball went between a center-back and a outside-back,” Dames recounted. “It went in, top corner, from about 20 yards. Great goal. It got us all going.” Star power alone did not lift the Eclipse to a national title. The club boasted depth that was the envy of all qualifiers, especially in steamy conditions along the East Coast. “We often got stronger when we subbed,” Redei said. “And not just because fresh legs came in. Our subs played hard and worked hard, and they’re outstanding players. “We needed all 18 players.” Lea Waddle was one of them. The rising Lake Forest High School sophomore scored the second goal, off a corner kick, in Eclipse Elite’s 2-0 defeat of Real Colorado in the championship match on July 15. She also delivered praise — for Redei. “Zoe,” Waddle said, “is strong, very strong, and she always works as hard as she can. Her speed, the way she turns, her quick feet … unbelievable. Before [soccer matches], she’s always in a serious mode, all set to go. But afterward, she’s nice, fun to be around, outgoing.” Between soccer tests and practices, and depending on the weather, Redei likes to occasionally lock her valuable feet on a pair of snow skis and hit the serious slopes. Vail is her favorite resort destination. “I like going down the double blacks [difficult trails], though I probably shouldn’t because of tendinitis in my knees,” she said. “I also have plantar fasciitis,” she said. Once, while spinning a “360” ski jump, she hurt her neck. Redei’s soccer coaches must shudder at the thought of Redei doing anything on skis. What they probably also think: “Zoe’s skis would look quite nice in a closet, right between her dormant ballet pointe and tennis shoes.” ■


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“My time with the Sky was such a great experience, going against such high-level players. I’ve been having great experiences since then, traveling the world and meeting amazing people. I’ve learned so much about other cultures and myself.” | Amy Jaeschke

Amy Jaeschke, who starred at New Trier High School and Northwestern, has played pro ball in two countries — so far.

Seizing the opportunity

photography by joel lerner

Playing professionally fuels Jaeschke’s passion for the game

■ by bill mclean

sports@northshoreweekend.com Former New Trier High School basketball star Amy Jaeschke knew she would have to deal with losses on the court as a first-year professional in China two years ago. What she didn’t expect was the loss of her translator — after only one day with the Jiangsu Phoenix. “My translator was a student from Boston College,” recalled the 6-foot-5 Jaeschke, a 2007 NTHS graduate who also excelled for Northwestern University’s women’s basketball program from 2008-11. “She quit because she didn’t know much about basketball. “When she had to translate for me certain words my coach said to the team, she didn’t think she was being very helpful. My translator wasn’t familiar with ‘zone’ and ‘gap’ and other basketball terms.” Fortunately for Jaeschke, two of her Phoenix teammates filled in as translators in the 2011-12 season. But a problem sometimes arose in team huddles during timeouts. “They couldn’t translate for me because they were breathing too hard,” Jaeschke said. “They were starters, good players. But after the timeouts, when we were back on the court and their breathing returned to normal, they told me, ‘Rebound. Just rebound.’ ” Jaeschke did much more than that, averaging 17 points and 10 rebounds per game for a team based three hours from Shanghai. She then played professionally for the

Pécs Penguins in Hungary in 2012-13, averaging nearly 12 points and seven boards. “Our fans in Hungary gave all of us stuffed Penguins after our final game. Imagine that,” said the fun-loving Jaeschke, who returned home from Hungary in May. “I couldn’t fit them in my suitcase, though.” Where she and her suitcase end up next has yet to be determined. Jaeschke’s agent is working on that this summer, while Jaeschke, 24, works on her formidable game four days a week and occasionally serves as a scout-team practice player for the Chicago Sky, the WNBA team that drafted her in 2011. The Wilmette native was one of the Sky’s final cuts that year. “My time with the Sky was such a great experience, going against such high-level players,” Jaeschke said. “I’ve been having great experiences since then, traveling the world and meeting amazing people. I’ve learned so much about other cultures and myself.” Nearly 10 years ago, as a freshman varsity member of New Trier’s basketball team, Jaeschke faced a big-time hoops test a Redbird Arena in Normal, trying to contain future University of Tennessee and WNBA star Candace Parker in the IHSA Class AA state final. Naperville Central downed NT 48-37 behind Parker’s 29 points, 13 rebounds, eight blocks and three steals. Jaeschke finished with eight points and five rebounds and, three years later, helped NT reached a state quarterfinal

by averaging 18 points and 12.9 rebounds. “What impressed me most about Amy in her high school years was her unselfishness as a player,” Trevians girls basketball coach Teri Rodgers said. “For a player of her caliber, for a player as dominant as she could be, Amy was a great passer and knew the importance of passing at a young age. She was a team-first player, sometimes too much so.” Jaeschke’s game evolved considerably at NU. Instead of overwhelming post players and feeding kick-out passes to wide-open perimeter players, Jaeschke also popped for jumpers and three-point shots. Her production away from the paint in college didn’t surprise Rodgers, who allowed Jaeschke to compete in the state’s annual Three-Point Showdown as a senior, even though Jaeschke would finish her prep career with only a handful of three-point attempts. Before a sectional semifinal against Evanston, Jaeschke let go of 15 trey tries in the showdown and “made 10 or 11,” Rodgers said. “You should have seen Evanston’s players that night,” she added. “They walked into the gym and saw a 6-foot-5 kid hit all those three-pointers. It looked like they were all thinking, ‘Uh-oh.’ ” Jaeschke suffered a fractured hand in her first game for Northwestern, but it took her only a little more than two seasons to break the Wildcats’ record for career blocks. In 118 career games, in which she started 116, Jaeschke finished with 357 blocks and averages of 16.7 points and 7.9 rebounds. She was a Wooden Award finalist and first team all-Big Ten pick as a senior, after averaging 21.4 points and nine boards in 33 games. Early in her final season at NU, in a game against Chicago State, Jaeschke amassed 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks — only the second triple double in program history. “Her poise as a player stood out for me when she was at Northwestern,” said Kate Popovec, who played for two seasons at NU after transferring from Pitt and was recently named Director of Women’s Basketball Operations at La Salle (Pa.) University. “She never got rattled. In addition to loving the game, she is spectacularly talented. Her game is very European; she’s a female version of [NBA star] Dirk Nowitzki, strong from the inside and outside. Her spin fade-away is a special shot, and she uses her size and strength effectively.” Women’s basketball fans are more rabid in China and in Hungary than they are in the U.S., Jaeschke discovered. Spectators in Hungary typically banged drums and waved team flags throughout games. “In China it was pretty intense,” recalled Jaeschke, one of only 10 Americans who played in the league two years ago. “Each game was a big deal. The fans got upset after losses. Culturally, it was so different. But I grew accustomed to it. I learned how to count to 10 and say ‘rebound’ in Chinese. “I got a lot out of the whole experience.” Jaeschke regularly keeps in touch with Rodgers and her local friends, as well as a close friend like Popovec. In between her summer workouts, Jaeschke likes to escape to Lake Michigan and sail a Hobie Cat (no relation to NU’s ’Cats). “Amy is a thoughtful young woman, always asking about me, my family and my teams,” Rodgers said. “She’s interested in others, genuinely so. The demeanor she has off the court is a natural flow from her team-first demeanor on the court. “I also admire her for taking full advantage of her basketball experiences around the world, even though at times they put her out of her comfort zone. What she’s doing with her life, it’s admirable. I’ve never told her that.” ■


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Talent on display

Baseball never gets old for Lake Forest’s ever-versatile Reimer ■ by kevin reiterman

sports@northshoreweekend. com JR Reimer imparts knowledge— to young ballplayers — like he turns a double play. With enthusiasm and precision. The other day, he answered his cell phone and politely asked the reporter, who was seeking to interview him for a baseball story, “Could this wait?” It was the right thing to do. Reimer, who will be a senior at Lake Forest High School, was at his workplace. His summer job is a cool one. He watches three kids — 8-yearold twins and a 10-year-old — and takes care of their needs and builds into their lives. And the best part of the day? Breaking out the bats and balls. “They love playing baseball,” Reimer said. “And they’re always asking for baseball tips.” For Reimer, teaching the game to kids ranks right up there with playing it. “He’s helped out at a couple of our Scouts camps (ages 10-14),” said Lake Forest head baseball coach Ray Del Fava. “The kids gravitate to him. “JR respects the game so much and he passes that down to the young kids that he works with,” the Scouts’ coach added. “He teaches them the right way.” Lake Forest American Legion coach Mike Nilles has seen that same gravitational pull. “The kids adore JR,” said Nilles, who directs youth baseball camps at Slammers in Lake Forest. “He’s like a big brother to them. He’s their baseball men- JR Reimer batted .330 for the Scouts during the 2013 spring season. He’s been to a number of showcases this summer. tor. He’s a lot like (New York Yankee shortstop) Derek Jeter. photography by joel lerner A lot of this goes to the good parenting he’s had from Steve and in the Silver and Black Showcase at Triton College and the added. As a hitter, the LF coach likes Reimer’s versatility. Deborahanne.” Northwest Suburban Baseball Tournament Showcase at St. “He doesn’t go up there looking to hit home runs,” said Making the game 24/7 has its rewards, especially when Charles North High School. And he was invited to the 2013 you have Reimer’s skill set. His vast talent as a middle Showball Academic Showcase in New York on July 19-21. Del Fava. “He’s more of a gap hitter. He’s not trying to do In the two-day event at St. Charles North, Reimer hit things that he’s not built to do.” infielder and pitcher will be taking him places. But according to Johnson, you can count on him. “There’s no doubt that he’ll be playing college baseball,” the ball hard both days and played flawlessly in the field. “Whenever JR is in a big situation, you know that he’s said Del Fava. “He’s done the job on the field and in the In Day Two, he turned a pair of double plays at short. classroom. And the fact that he can pitch and play short, sec“Fortunately, I got a lot of action that day,” said Reimer. going to come through,” said Johnson, an all-NSC player ond and third makes him very attractive to college coaches. “That’s what you want at a showcase. You want the ball hit who drove in a team-best 22 runs for the Scouts in 2013. “He’ll get the job done.” “He’s a guy who is just committed to baseball,” Del Fava to you. You want as many opportunities as you can get.” added. “You can’t get him away from the field.” In the spring, Reimer and Luke Johnson, a long-time Reimer’s pitching continues to be promising. He allowed Nilles, who played college baseball — a middle infielder teammate who plays his club ball with Top Tier, formed a only 29 hits in 36 2/3 innings as the Scouts’ No. 2 starter behind Luke Turelli. — at Indiana University believes “his cell phone will be terrific keystone combination for the Scouts. “I know that he’s had a great summer pitching for his blowing up” with recruiting calls. “He’s the best I’ve played with,” said Johnson, who moved “He’s gifted, and he’s got a good head on his shoulders,” to short from second when Reimer took the mound. “We’re club team,” said Del Fava. “We can’t afford not to pitch said Nilles, a Lake Bluff resident who is a special education best friends and so we communicate well. We bring the him next spring.” associate for the Skokie School in Winnetka. “His skills best out of each other. Being a duo-position player should come as no surprise. haven’t fully matured. So the sky is the limit.” “What separates him from other shortstops is his arm,” Check out his bloodlines. His grandfather, Dick Reimer, No doubt, Reimer has done the necessary groundwork. Johnson added. signed a contract with the New York Giants. His grandHis ability to lead — mostly by example — also works father’s brother, Bob Reimer, signed a contract with the In addition to being one of the top players in the North Suburban Conference — hitting .330 and earning honor- in his favor. His dugout presence is not over the top. He’s Brooklyn Dodgers. But World War II came — one served in able mention all-conference honors as a junior — he split not a rah-rah guy. the Air Force and other in the Army — and their dreams his summer playing for the Longshots, a club team based “But other players are drawn to him, especially dur- of playing Major League baseball basically ended. in Downers Grove, and LF Legion. “One was a pitcher. One was a shortstop,” said Reimer. ing the crucial parts of the game,” said Nilles. “When his Reimer has been in constant showcase mode. Most of teammates see him put on his game face, they know it’s “They come and see me play. And they think it’s pretty cool his weekend tournaments with the Longshots were college time to step up.” that I’m a pitcher/shortstop.” ■ scouting events. And, earlier this summer, he participated “He’s earned the respect of his teammates,” Del Fava


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Ready for West Coast swing Mankoff’s next stop in long golf journey is Malibu

Lake Forest High School grad Ian Mankoff will play college golf at Pepperdine.

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■ by bill mclean

sports@northshoreweekend.com Ian Mankoff was 2 when he arrived at a golf range in Palm Springs, Calif. Boys that age typically have the attention span of a few seconds. Little Ian, of Lake Forest, hit drives — for two hours. “He loved golf from the get-go,” said Ian’s father, Adam. Also in 1997, Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest hosted the NCAA Division I men’s golf championships. Pepperdine University topped the field at what is now Mankoff’s home course. Mankoff, a 2013 Lake Forest High School graduate, recently opened a package in the mail containing a beach towel, sunscreen and sunglasses. It was from … Pepperdine. All incoming freshmen received the items from the school in Malibu, Calif. The care package essentially screamed, “Are you ready for some sunshine!?” “I’m excited about playing for [first-year] Coach [Michael] Beard; he’s young, easy to relate to, and he’s a Pepperdine graduate,” said the 5-foot-11, 145-pound Mankoff, who played for the Scouts’ Class 3A IHSA state championship teams in 2010-11 and finished sixth (75-78—153) among the individual state qualifiers as a junior in ’11. “I looked at the school’s academics, golf program, location and size. “It felt right,” he added. Mankoff sat in his family’s living room last month, taking a break from his daily summer golf regimen that starts with an hour workout [cardio, core muscles] in the morning

and ends at Conway Farms in the late afternoon. He didn’t become a D-I golfer all by himself. Adults helped pave that path, and for them he’ll be forever grateful. “They deserve so much credit,” said Mankoff, as polite and respectful as they come. One of the biggest influences on Mankoff’s game has been Peter Donahue, Chairman of The Golf Practice facility in Highland Park. Donahue eschews the “Do it this way and this way only” line of instruction. “He tells you things, but he does so in an indirect way,” Mankoff said. “You end up figuring things out on your own, with just enough guidance. Say it’s your swing you’re working on one day. By the end of the session, you’ve reached a point where you can call yourself the author of an improved swing.” Mankoff’s custom club fitter is Dennis Piant, owner of Performance Fit Golf in Northbrook. Molly Hudgins is a managing partner of Future College Golf Association, based in St. Louis. Her firm devises a client’s tour and practice schedules, promotes goal-setting and walks the golfer and the golfer’s family through the college-search process. “For each golfer we try to cover everything but the golfer’s swing,” Hudgins said. “I’ve worked with Ian for four years, and he is a very focused young man who is also willing to have fun with the game of golf. He’s an extremely driven and motivated golfer, with talent and an engaging personality. “He’ll be an ideal teammate in college,” she added. “He’ll be a great addition at Pepperdine.” Mankoff was a serious golfer at 6, itching to hone his game at every turn. Tournament play drew him in deeper, and he

enjoyed a breakthrough performance when he won a 2008 Future Collegians World Tour event in Naples Beach, Fla. At the Illinois State Amateur at Aldeen Golf Club in Rockford July 15-18, Mankoff tied for 27th place with a 76-74-73-76—299. “As a boy, Ian set a goal to become a [professional] tour player,” Donahue said. “It’s his dream. And he’s going for that dream in a way that’s healthy. He’s got ability and passion, plus a willingness to work in a committed fashion. There’s no doubt he will continue to learn about the game and the discipline required to become the kind of player he wants to become.” On a New Year’s Eve years ago, a player named Fred Couples introduced himself to Mankoff at a restaurant. The 1992 Masters champion then gave some advice to an impressionable and attentive Mankoff, right there at a table. “He told Ian that the game of golf is not a sprint; it’s a marathon,” Adam Mankoff recalled. “He also reminded him that nobody ever peaked in golf at the age of 12 or 15. Fred simply told him to try to get better every year.” Ian Mankoff isn’t just thankful for the support he has received from those close to him and those interested in how he’ll do at Pepperdine and beyond. He is also genuinely thankful for golf, the sport. “Golf, in general, builds integrity,” Mankoff said. “It teaches you patience, helps you get a sense of politeness on and off the course. “It’s an individual sport, mainly, but you usually are playing with people,” he added. “You can learn a lot about a person while playing 18 holes with that person.” ■


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Matt Basgall Lake Forest 10s

Baseball: Basgall, who hit .596 this summer, helped the Lake Forest Baseball Association’s 10A team to a first-place finish in the Lake Shore Feeder Baseball League (LSFBA) tournament. Lake Forest, which was coach by Frank Berry, defeated No. 1 seeded Evanston 2-0 in the title game on July 28. The team broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fifth, when Pierce Grieve, who had singled, scored on a sacrifice fly by Jackson Pearre. LF added a second run in the frame, when Basgall singled and came around to score on a groundball single by Henry Pickus. Three pitchers — Grieve, Basgall and Richie Hoskins — worked two innings each to share the shutout. Lake Forest (18-7 overall), seeded No. 2, advanced to the final after edging Northbrook 7-6. “That was the big rivalry game,” said Berry. Brody Hender had a pair of doubles and drove in two runs against Northbrook. Basgall finished the game with three hits, while Hoskins added two hits. LF finished the season on an eight-game win streak. Two other players hit over .400: Charlie Haggerty (.460) and Grieve (.442). The team batted .376 as a team. Jacob Levy/Max Kaufman New Trier White 13s

Baseball: Levy and Kaufman proved to be unhittable

in the semifinal round of the Lake Shore Feeder Baseball League (LSFBA) tournament. In the 13 American playoffs, the two New Trier White pitchers combined on a no-hitter in the team’s 3-0 victory over Northbrook. Levy started and worked six innings. Kaufman closed it out to earn his fourth save of the year. A day later, New Trier White (14-9) upended Skokie 3-1 in the championship. This time, the Matt Rice-coached squad received strong pitching from Andy Paden (4 IP) and Joey Klingler (3 IP). Klingler also had a key hit in the game, when he singled home Levy, who had tripled. Peter Mangan had an RBI groundball in the contest. Finn McNulty walked, stole second and scored one of the team’s three runs. Levy’s success in the tournament was no surprise. During the regular season he had a 13-strikeout, fiveinning performance. Jordan Wilson New Trier White 14s

Baseball: This was clutch. Wilson made a memory in the 14 American championship game of the Lake Shore Feeder Baseball League (LSFBA) playoffs on July 28 at Wagner Field in Northfield. With New Trier White trailing New Trier Gray 9-8 in the bottom of the seventh, Wilson came to bat with one out and the bases loaded. Moments later, he ripped

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a pitch to the fence in right-center field to score Ryan Sivertsen from second and Clay Desmond from third. Jake Collyer, who came on in relief, earned the win. NT White, which finished 8-8 in the LSFBA regular season, was the fourth seed. The Owen Schnappercoached team took down the No. 1 seed, Northbrook, in the semifinal round 9-4. Erik Findling and Griffin Stateman were the heroes. Findling pitched five innings of shutout baseball. Stateman drilled a no-doubt-about-it, two-run home run, which tied the game 4-4. “High school seniors would have been impressed with that home run,” said Schnapper. Lewis Chube/Winnetka John Loucks/Glencoe

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400 in 3:48.58. Balteanu anchored the 400 free (3:30.22), which also included Aerne, Black and Matt Harrington. And he teamed with Matt Harrington, Bobby Snader and Black in the 200 free (1:35.57). Black, who will be swimming at Stanford, also won the 50 free (23.36) and 50 butterfly (24.08) and took second in the 100 free (51.15). Snarski won a national title in the 100 back (57.00). In the men’s team competition, CATS scored 351 points to take first place. Kirk Dickson and Brenden Bolman also helped the CATS’ cause. Kendra Joachim Scout Aquatics

Reilly Lanigan, seen here competing in the Age Group State Championships, just missed winning a national title on July 31 in Indiana.

photography by joel lerner Taevion Kirk, Elijah Ward, Lamani Casey and Terrence Elmore. Jack Junge Winnetka

Golf: The New Trier High School standout shot a 231 to finish in a tie for fifth at the Championship at the Den in Bloomington on July 30-Aug. 1. Winnetka’s Michael Adler also fared well in this MidAmerican Junior Golf Tour event. He shot a 235 to share 12th place. Patrick Flavin Highwood

Golf: Flavin, who will be a senior at Highland Park High School, came up with another top-10 finish, when he shot a 210 (72-69-69) at the Stonehedge Junior Open in Winona Lake, Ind., on July 29-Aug. 1. Flavin shared eighth-place with Northbrook’s Brian Ohr (73-68-69), while Northbrook’s Nick Hardy earned medalist honors with a 202 (69-70-63). Cindy Wang Lake Forest

Golf: She turned in one of her best weeks of the summer. Competing in the Junior Division (14-15), Wang shot a 71 to win the IJGA Regional #14 at Palatine Hills on July 30. She won the tourney by 14 strokes. On July 31 at the IJGA Sectional #8 at Glencoe Golf Club, she took first (79) after besting Park Ridge’s Leia Atas in a playoff. Megan Sturonas of Lake Bluff was 10th (97). And, in the Senior Division at Glencoe, Winnetka’s Rebecca Lindblad finished third (82). Winnetka’s Kerstin Hellstrom was seventh (90). Matt Grevers Lake Forest

Swimming: He earned a gold and a silver at the 15th FINA World Championships in Barcelona on July 30. The six-time Olympic medalist won the 100-meter backstroke in 52.93 on July 30, beating out fellow American David Plummer (53.12) for the top prize. The newly married Grevers, who delayed his

honeymoon in order to compete in the world championships, also finished in a tie for second in the 50 back (24.54) with Jeremy Stravius of France on Aug. 4. The winner was France’s Camille Lacourt (24.42). Conor Dwyer Winnetka

Swimming: The Loyola Academy grad, a gold medalist in the 4x200 freestyle relay at the 2012 London Olympics, teamed with Ryan Lochte, Charles Gipson Houchin and Ricky Berens to win the 4x200 free relay at the 15th FINA World Championships in Barcelona on Aug. 2. Dwyer, who led off, and his teammates were timed in 7:01.76 to beat runner-up Russia (7:03.92). Dwyer also starred in the 200 freestyle on July 30, earning the silver in 1:45.32. Yannick Agnel of France won the race in 1:44.20. Reilly Lanigan Lake Forest

Swimming: One week after winning six gold medals at the Age Group State Meet at Stevenson, Lanigan, who will be a sophomore at Lake Forest High School, captured a silver medal at a national meet in Indiana on July 31. The 14-year-old, who competes for Scout Aquatics, was clocked in 57.55 in the 100-meter freestyle at the NCSA Summer Championships. Abby Jagdfeld, 17, of Wisconsin won the race in 57.12. Lanigan also placed 10th in the 200 freestyle (2:05.49) on Aug. 1. Her time in the 100 free established a new Illinois Girls 13-14 Long Course record. Bogdan Balteanu Lake Forest

Swimming: He had an outstanding showing in the 2013 NCSA Summer Championship in Indiana on July 30-Aug. 3. The LFHS graduate, who will swim at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., came home with four national titles in the IUPUI pool: 400 freestyle relay, 200 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay. As a member of CATS Aquatics, he shared the spotlight with Connor Black, Alex Snarski and Kyle Aerne in the medley events. They won the 200 in 1:43.24 and

Swimming: The golden girl. In addition to earning three individual golds — 50 butterfly (32.61), 100 fly (1:14.94) and 200 freestyle (2:23.69) — Joachim was part of two winning relays (200 free and 200 medley) at the Central Zone Age Group Championships in Geneva, Ohio, on Aug. 1-3. Joachim teamed with Anita Prybell (St. Charles), Suzana Sharaxhija (Chicago Park District) and Tiffanie Ruan (Fox Valley) in both relays. Their time of 2:02.13 in the 200 free relay was a Central Zone record. Competing in Girls 9-10, Joachim also claimed silver medals in the 100 free (1:05.84), 50 free (30.45) and 200 IM (2:43.37). Scout Aquatics’ Paige Lettera came in ninth in the Girls 11-12 200 butterfly, while Alexander Ortiz was 10th in the Boys 11-2 200 breaststroke. Matti Boveri (Girls 11-12) of Scout Aquatics also competed. Colin Kingsley Lake Forest Swim Club

Swimming: This 10-year-old came up with stellar swims at the Central Zone Age Group Championships in Geneva, Ohio, on Aug. 1-3. He brought home two gold medals: 200 freestyle (2:24.80) and 200 medley relay. Kingsley earned silver in three other events: 100 free (1:07.88), 200 IM (2:46.77) and 200 free relay. And he was third in the 50 free (31.12), sixth in the 100 butterfly (1:18.78) and ninth in the 50 fly (35.0). Hope Hayward New Trier Swim Club

Swimming: Hayward raced to a third-place finish in the 100-meter breaststroke at the Illinois Long Course Senior State Championships in Munster, Ind., on Aug. 1-4. The 15-year-old was timed in 1:15.93 Hayward also came in sixth in the 200 breaststroke (2:49.09). Amanda Gottschalk/Clare Wieland Scout Aquatics

Swimming: This duo earned seventh-place finishes in the Illinois Long Course Senior State Championships in Munster, Ind., on Aug. 1-4. Gottschalk was clocked in 2:49.58 in the 200-meter breaststroke. Wieland recorded a 2:29.43 in the 200 back. She also took 16th in the 100 back. The team’s top relay was the women’s 400 free relay (14th), which featured Hillary Rancap, Maia Brearton, May Housner and Weiland. Elise Vondra Lake Forest Swim Club

Swimming: She had three top-10 finishes in the Illinois Long Course Senior State Championships in Munster, Ind., on Aug. 1-4. The 15-year-old placed eighth in the 200 fly (2:26.79), ninth in the 800 free (9:30.74) and 10th in the 1500 free (18:18.04). LFSC teammate Matthew King finished second in the 200 free (2:11.21) and fourth in the 1500 free (17:06.31). Patrick King was sixth in the 200 fly (2:12.79). ■


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Playing professional baseball in Texas a perfect fit for super-competitive Cook

New Trier High School grad Bob Cook delivers a pitch for Amherst College. He capped off his summer playing for the Independent League Alpine Cowboys.

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sports@northshoreweekend.com Chasing dreams can take you to obscure places. Soon after an all-star Division III baseball career at Amherst College in Massachusetts, Winnetka’s Bob Cook found himself in a distant land: the Big Bend region of West Texas. For Cook, cowboy country never looked so inviting. In early June, this Academic All-American jumped at the chance to play professionally, signing an Independent League contract with the Alpine (Texas) Cowboys. “They were looking for a starting pitcher,” said Cook, crediting Amherst hitting coach Mike Armstrong for steering him to the Texas team. And, based on his spring stats — especially that minuscule 0.95 earned run average at Amherst — the 6-foot-3, 210-pound right-hander fit the bill. And the Alpine Cowboy Way? That also proved to be a good fit. “I wouldn’t have it any other way,” said the former New Trier High School standout — a mathematics major and son of a doctor — just before the Cowboys’ season ended on July 28. “I’ve been around a great group of guys, who are more than willing to share what they’ve learned.” Cook is all about taking on challenges. He’s one of Phil Apostle’s favorite players. “Bob Cook is his own man,” said the Glenview-based Elite Academy head coach. “He’d be a great throwback cowboy. There’s no agenda with him. He’s a straight shooter. He’s just out there to compete.

“And,” Apostle added, “if he ever needed a kidney, I’d have one for him.” Cook lacked nothing during his senior season with the Lord Jeffs. He allowed only 43 hits in 66-plus innings. He walked a grand total of eight batters. His WHIP was a ridiculous 0.77. Thus, it was a no-brainer when New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) named him the 2013 Pitcher of the Year. He also was named to the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Division III Senior All-Star Team and American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) New England All-Region First Team. Awards seemed to flow Cook’s way. The three-time allconference selection earned the 2012 Player of the Year honors. The kid can hit, too. This spring, he batted .368 with a .428 on-base percentage. “Bob loves the game,” said Apostle, noting that Cook was named the Central Suburban South player of the year for New Trier during his senior year. “He never wavers. “And he does a great job of paying attention to detail,” added Apostle. “He always works hard to improve.” Cook had a dazzling debut with the Cowboys. He limited the White Sands Pupfish to only five hits and two runs during a six-inning no decision. Alpine wound up winning the game 6-3 with a three-run ninth. For the season, Cook made seven starts and worked 43 innings. He ended up 2-1 with a 5.23 ERA in the Pecos League. His fastball sits in the 88-89 mph range and tops off at 92. He also throws a slider, curve and change-up.

“My best pitch is the slider,” said Cook. “That’s how I get most of my strikeouts.” Apostle would like to see Cook add velocity in the offseason. “He might need another 3 or 4 miles per hour,” said Apostle, who has worked with Cook since Cook was 8. “And maybe another pitch.” But his mound demeanor is right where it should be. “I remember on more than one occasion, when I went to the mound during a game, and he’d say, ‘What are you doing here?’ ” recalled Apostle. “Usually, I left him in. “He was that way,” the coach added. “He’d be on the bench, and if the guys (teammates) started complaining about the umps, he’d tell them to shut up and just play. He never made excuses.” Cook had nothing but praise for his teammates at Amherst, especially the infielders which included New Trier grad Eric West (.364, 15 RBI in 20 starts), who played first and third base. “We had the best infield defense,” said Cook. “They not only made the routine plays but also the tough ones.” Another pitcher who benefitted from that tight defense was John Cook. The 6-4 left-hander, who will graduate from Amherst in 2015, finished the spring campaign 6-2 with a 4.29 ERA. He allowed only 38 hits in 42 innings with 43 Ks. “Bob’s brother (John) is a sweetheart,” Apostle said. “You would never find a coach who didn’t love having him on his team. “With both of these guys, all you had to do was wind them up and send them to the mound,” the coach added. ■


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For kathy and thomas the allure of Santa Barbara never ends

We’ve been going to Santa Barbara for years. We always take a leisurely trip. We fly in on a Thursday. Sometimes we’ll get a convertible at LAX. We take the Pacific Coast Highway for the first 27 miles. You have two places to rejuvenate yourself — when you go through the tunnel in Santa Monica and come out with the Pacific Ocean on your left, and later near Ventura, the mountains are on your right. It’s just a beautiful drive. We like to stay at the Harbor View Inn if we can get a great ocean room. To the left is the pier; to the right is the harbor. The Biltmore Santa Barbara (which is actually in Montecito) is exceptional. The El Encanto, which just reopened, is great. The food there is excellent.

“You kind of lose yourself in the town — it’s relaxed but not like ‘Hey, dude.’ It’s as close to the European Riviera as we have in this country.”

Thomas and Kathy George run E Street Denim in Highland Park.

photography by joel lerner

The topography of Santa Barbara is God’s gift to all of us. The nice thing is the entire shoreline is publicly owned with little housing. On the beach there are yoga classes, biking, art fairs and a farmers market. You kind of lose yourself in the town — it’s relaxed but not like ‘Hey, dude.’ It’s as close to the European Riviera as we have in this country. The mountains are touchable — they’re only eight miles away. The way we start our days is at D’Angelo’s Bread, which is four or five blocks off the beach. A friend of ours owns it. You can buy almond rolls, fresh breads. The Rudolf Steiner bread is sensational with melted cheese. There’s a lunch place on the pier called Brophy Bros. It’s on the second floor of a building that overlooks the docks. It’s always a pleasant view. Great chowders and a great swordfish sandwich. For dinner, we like the Tre Lune in Montecito. It’s a little Italian eatery. A lot of times we’ll have the spaghetti with an olive oil base and spinach and broccoli. We love something we call the chocolate pizza for dessert. It’s worth the calories. Kathy and Thomas George, as told to David Sweet. ■


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