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A Winnetka doctor will head to Sochi for U.S. figure skaters. P.10

E.M. Swift recalls covering the Winter Olympics — including the Miracle on Ice. P.19

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local news and personalities of Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfield, Glencoe, Highland Park, evanston, Lake Forest, Mettawa & Lake Bluff

On the cutting edge North Shore athletes gird for Winter Olympics. P8

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

08 Olympic fever The Winter Olympics may be far away in Russia. But from Highland Park’s Jason Brown to STATS in Northbrook, there are plenty of connections on the North Shore.

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North Shore Offerings Take a look at two intriguing houses in our towns.

32 Open Houses Find out — complete with map — what houses you can walk through for possible purchase on the North Shore on Sunday.

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W  hat’s up, doc?

A Winnetka doctor will help the U.S. figure skating team in Sochi.

Social Media Larry Block, the founder of HP Strings, shares what he’s reading, listening to and more.

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Sunday Breakfast E.M. Swift covered nine Winter Olympics for Sports Illustrated — including the six U.S. golds at the unforgettable 1980 Games in Lake Placid.

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

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Perfect Weekend Melissa and Brian Orefice enjoyed a trip to one of the world’s remote areas: Iceland.

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ramed above my desk are a few mementoes of the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, which I attended with my Dad. A number of pins received in trades with foreign fans are enclosed. The Leroy Neimandrawn cover of the official program is inside. A simple ticket also rests there. In big black numbers its says “22” to represent the day of the month, and there’s also the hands of a clock that read 5 p.m. A hockey stick is on it, but there’s no mention of the two teams playing. When the tickets were printed, everyone knew there’d be a semifinal hockey game that night — but no one dreamed the United States would be playing the Soviet Union Today, everyone knows the rest of the story about the historic upset we saw in person — in part because there was another Lake Forest native in the arena during those Games: E.M. Swift. He captured the drama for Sports Illustrated, not only for the following issue but for the magazine’s Sportsmen of the Year piece that December. In 2002, after the Olympics began in Utah, Sports Illustrated put a high school basketball player on the cover. I asked Ed — on the ground in Salt Lake City at the time — about his thoughts

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regarding that choice, to include in a media column I was crafting for SportsBusiness Journal. “It’s the single worst editorial mistake I can remember in 24 years (with the magazine),” said Swift. Do you really want your name attached to that, In Winnetka, we’ve moved into a delightful new space. So don’t just fly by. I asked? He insisted he did. Visit us at 920 Green Bay Road for fine linens, furniture and more. Recently, I asked the writer if he stood by his 12-year-old opinion — that teen basketball player on the cover, after all, was now the world-famous LeBron James. “Absolutely!” he said without hesitation. “That chicago hinsdale lake forest winnetka 773 404 2020 630 655 0497 847 295 8370 847 441 0969 story on LeBron works two weeks earlier or two shopbedside.com weeks later. To not have the Olympics on the cover that first week? I absolutely stand by that opinion.” The Winter Games in Sochi begin next week. 2.14 BSM NSW New Nest.indd 1 1/22/14 Inside, find a variety of Olympic coverage related to the North Shore’s role in the worldwide event. And unlike a well-known sports magazine way back when, we even put the Olympics on the cover.

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North Shore athletes, business aim for golden moments in Sochi

■ by bill mclean Chicago Blackhawks executive and Wilmette resident Jay Blunk will not travel to Sochi, Russia, to watch 10 Blackhawks skate and represent their countries at the Winter Olympics starting this week. “The [National Hockey League] break for the Olympics comes at a fortunate time for us,” Blunk admits. “Our staff is going to need that time to do all we need to do before March 1.” That is the date the Blackhawks face the Pittsburgh Penguins at Soldier Field in another of the NHL’s Stadium Series outdoor games. “It’s certainly a unique event to organize, with so many moving parts,” he adds. But Blunk will find the time — as will millions of others — to get cozy on a couch at home and watch the world’s best athletes. “You can’t beat watching downhill skiing,” Blunk says. “The athletes performing in that sport, the speeds at which they’re going … I sit there and watch, praying silently that nobody gets hurt.”

“It will be such a honor and a privilege to skate over the Olympic rings.” | Jason Brown He will have five other reasons to pay close attention to the Games, which open Feb. 6 and close Feb. 23. Five of the 10 Olympic qualifiers from Illinois have ties to the North Shore, including uber-ebullient Jason Brown, 19, of Highland Park. Brown earned his first Olympic berth after finishing second at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Boston Jan. 12. “It’s been so insane, so crazy [since qualifying],” says Brown, who trains in Monument, Colo. “But I’m back to training and trying to stay grounded. It’s just another event, just another arena — that’s how I will have to approach the Olympics. “It will be such a honor and a privilege to skate over the Olympic rings.” His free skate at the U.S. Championships has been viewed on YouTube more than 3 million times. Brown’s ponytail? It actually has its own Twitter account — @2014PonyPower. It has attracted a few hundred followers. “I have received tons of support from people in Highland Park,” says Brown, who sought advice from 2002 Olympic

Chicago Blackhawk executive Jay Blunk hopes to celebrate U.S. golds like he did during the team's 2013 Stanley Cup.

figure skating gold medalist Sarah Hughes after securing a spot on Team USA. “My parents sent me pictures of signs hanging from [local] grocery stores. I am so grateful. “When I was 3,” he adds, “I was told all I wanted to do on skates was to go fast. I fell 25,000 times each day.” At age 19, Highland Park's Jason Brown hopes to kick up a figure-skating storm at the Winter Olympics.

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Doctor poised to aid U.S. figure skaters in Sochi ■ by angelika labno

An Olympic figure skater prepares for a triple axel. She completes the rotations — but loses her balance on landing and falls to the ground. Wincing, she is assisted back to the bench. There are only a few minutes for the medical team to determine if she can go on competing. Such is the pressure Dr. Craig Westin of Winnetka may be faced with at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, where he will be an orthopedic consultant to the U.S. Figure Skating Team. “I enjoy the challenge of treating people at that level of athletics,” said Westin. “Nobody is more invested in their health than they are.” For more than 15 years, the Los Angeles native has assisted elite figure skaters through competitions — including four Winter Olympics and several World and National Championships, the most recent being the Cup of Russia in Moscow. Most famous was his stint as personal orthopedic surgeon for U.S. figure skater Sasha Cohen, a three-time World Championship medalist and silver medalist at the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy. Westin’s current focus is Team USA: Gracie Gold, Polina Edmunds and Ashley Wagner for the ladies single team; Jeremy Abbott and Jason Brown for men’s singles; and pairs teams Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir, and Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay. Those competing in ice dance are Meryl Davis and Charlie White, Madison Chock and Evan Bates, and Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani. In preparing for the Olympics, Westin evaluates and works with the team at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Spring, Colo. in the summer. Upon reviewing the entire skating program, Westin and a comprehensive group of health professionals give suggestions as far as tweaking choreography to prevent injury. He may also pick up on subtle physical weaknesses and teach the use

of more effective muscles for certain moves. “Figure skating isn’t a high-impact sport,” Westin explained. “Usually, there’s a significant number of overuse problems or alignment problems.” Common overuse injuries include: foot and ankle problems due to stiff boots, stress fractures in the foot or spine, and muscle and ligament strains from rotating jumps or missed landings. Pairs and ice dance skaters are at a greater risk of severe injury, such as a concussion from a fall or shoulder injuries from lifting a partner. Lacerations from sharp skate blades are always a threat. One of only three times that Westin has pulled a skater out of the rink was when Emily Samuelson cut all the tendons in her hand. He stitched her up and prepared her for surgery the following day. “It’s not like a pit stop at a car race — it is fortunately rare that they have to be pulled for serious accidents,” said Westin. “At the Olympics, you’re going to do everything you can to allow them to try to realize their dream.” Following an orthopedic residency at Harvard and a sports medicine fellowship in Sweden and Switzerland, Westin moved to Salt Lake City, where he ran the ski clinic at the Alta and Snowbird ski resorts for 17 years. There, he gained extensive skating and winter sports experience, especially torn ACLs and injured shoulders. After the 2002 Winter Olympics in the city, Westin and his family moved to Winnetka, with his daughters attending New Trier High School. He is currently a physician at Chicago’s Weiss Memorial Hospital and the medical director for the Joffrey Ballet. As experienced as Westin may be, he admits that the threat of terrorism at the Games adds an element of worry that he is not used to. “We’re all just taking a few extra precautions,” he noted. But paramount to those fears is the magic of the event, as he added, “It’s like you’re cheering for your team — but the team is your whole country.” ■

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The Western Golf Association will bring the Western Junior Championship to the Evanston Golf Club in 2018. Founded in 1898, Evanston Golf Club has a reputation as one of the most difficult

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Ragdale invites architects, designers

A field of 156 of the top U.S. and international players, ages 19 and under, compete annually in 72 holes of stroke play for the Western Junior title. Past champions of America’s oldest national junior championship include PGA Tour players Jim Furyk, Hunter Mahan and Rickie Fowler.

Lake Forest More than 150 women who care about needy and abused children met in the Lake Forest home of Ann McVeeney to help three charities: CASA Lake County, BCureful and Safe Families. McVeeney has long been associated with Safe Families and more recently the other two organizations. The event, which raised more than $5,000 and introduced the three organizations to many of the attendees, was hosted by 15 women who invited their friends to

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The other four 2014 Winter Olympians, with North Shore roots: Glenview’s Brian Hansen (speedskating), a 2009 Glenbrook South graduate who won a silver medal (team pursuit) at the 2010 Games in Vancouver; Ann Swisshelm (curling), a 45-year-old Chicagoan who trains at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park; Patrick Meek (speedskating), a 28-yearold who was born in Evanston, moved to St. Louis and currently resides in Northbrook; and Shani Davis (speedskating), a 31-year-old Chicagoan who cut his teeth — and ice — in the sport at the Evanston Speed Skating Club and has collected four Olympic Medals (two golds, two silvers). “I knew Shani Davis before he was famous,” says Hansen, who will shoot for a podium spot in the 500-, 1000- and 1500-meter events in Sochi. “Later, it was cool, knowing that I knew the fastest local speedskater.” The 6-foot, 180-pound Hansen was a lacrosse, soccer and tennis player at Glenbrook South, before he devoted all of his time to becoming a world-class athlete under the tutelage of four-time Olympian Nancy Swider-Peltz. He has trained at the Northbrook Speedskating Club — where his father, John, served a term as president — and at the West Allis Speedskating Club in Wisconsin. Hansen was 10 when he heard Swider-Peltz’s first words of instruction. “I remember how technical she was that first day,” Hansen says. “And she was very, very specific. Some of the drills I did … I was traveling 5 mph, maybe. At times I was going slower than a walk. But the sport is about patience and dedication. “I owe so much of my success to my coach and the support of my family. My mom [Julie] and dad … the miles they drove me to practices and competitions — so many, too many to figure out. My dad sharpened my skates for me when I was young, and he has become a big fan of the sport.” Located 3.4 miles from the Northbrook Speedskating Club is STATS LLC, a global sports statistics and information company in Northbrook. It has an established reputation as an Olympic content provider. “There’s a saying, ‘Content is king,’ in our industry,” says Brian Orefice, STATS’ director of news and editorial operations. “That’s absolutely true. But content without context is inefficient to the user. We like to ask, ‘What does a person need to know to digest what will happen at a sporting event?’ Numbers are helpful, but so are the stories behind the numbers.” Among STATS’ Olympic interactives (found at hosted.stats.com/wolympics/front.asp) are Torch Relay (chart the day-to-day journey of the flame); Venues (check out the unique qualities of Sochi’s 11 athletic sites, both coastal and mountain); and History (learn all about the first Winter Games, in 1924, when the 16-nation gathering was dubbed “International Winter Sports Week” and the Canadian hockey team outscored its opponents 122-3). “Outside the lines, the Sochi Games have a ton of subplots,” Orefice says, alluding to the threat of terrorism and the allegedly crooked cost overruns. “The hope is that the focus will have remained on the athletes and their spirit once these Olympics are said and done.” ■

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Larry Block is the founder, general manager and principal cellist of HP Strings. Reading: I read four newspapers a day — I practiced law for 50 years, and I can’t get rid of my habit of reading the two Chicago papers, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Listening: I listen to music every day. Mostly classical music — I prepare for our concerts by listening to recordings. I’ve been listening to the Brahms’ “Piano Concerto No. 2” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 8,” which we will be playing at our Feb. 9 benefit concert. Watching: We watched the finale of “Homeland.” I had mixed emotions; I think Brody had to be eliminated, but there didn’t seem to be a lot of loose ends, which is either good or bad. We got hooked on it because of the plot twists, and now it seems like everything is sort of settled. We’ll be back! Following: What I find fascinating is the future of the Affordable Healthcare Act. To me, this is the great story of President Obama’s administration. Obama has been a favorite of mine since he was a state senator, and his path has had many twists and turns. Activity: The Strings story is an interesting one, because we never expected to become the performing group we are today. We started with 12 or 14 of us who just wanted to get together to read music and play music, but we realized we needed an audience — otherwise it was just a rehearsal. Now we have four free concerts every year. We have really created something that I think the community appreciates. Where else can you go to hear world-class soloists to play in your backyard, free of charge? The February 9 concert is significant in that it is the only concert for which we charge, and it is what we call our annual gala concert. We

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As a writer for Sports Illustrated, E.M. Swift covered the 1980 Miracle on Ice, when the United States hockey team stunned the Soviet Union juggernaut and then topped Finland to capture the gold medal in Lake Placid. In 1994, as the national media member who knew Tonya Harding best, he appeared on “Nightline” and other programs after thugs she hired clubbed fellow figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. This February will be comparatively quiet. After attending the past nine Winter Games, the scribe will be watching events in Russia from his couch in Massachusetts. “I’ve got to say that Sochi, it seems like a good one to miss,” says Swift, a Lake Forest native whose thoughts on sports can now be found at wbur.org, the Web site for Boston’s NPR radio station. “If it was in a beautiful spot in the Alps, that’s different.” When Swift, only in his 20s at the time, showed up at Lake Placid flashing his Sports Illustrated press pass, the U.S. hockey team was almost an afterthought. “I was also covering speed skating, and Eric Heiden was a much bigger story than hockey that first week,” he says. “He E.M. Swift won five gold medals, so I covered all six U.S. gold medals. That was a great way to get introduced to the Olympic experience.” Being assigned to the figure-skating beat for the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary was quite an introduction to that sport as well. Russian pairs skaters Ekaterina Gardenia and Sergei Grinkov won gold — the youngest pairs team ever to do so. Married three years later, their story turned tragic when Grinkov died of a heart attack at 28. Swift penned “My Sergei: A Love Story” about the duo. Published

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in 1996, it stayed on The New York Times best-seller list for almost six months. Swift says he was given the opportunity to write a book on the Miracle on Ice team but passed. “I had written the (1980) Sportsmen of the Year piece on the team. I traveled all over the world for it — they had never told those stories before,” Swift says. “If you look at it, it was the model for the movie ‘Miracle,’ though I wasn’t given any credit for it. “ T hat (Sports Illustrated) piece got it right – there was nothing more to say.” Along with the Olympics, February is also the time for Sports Illustrated’s most popular issue, featuring dozens of models posing in swimsuits. Famous for its bikini-clad beauties (and its letters from mothers enraged that their sons skin tightening receive such a wrinkle reduction publication), the swimsuit issue sun damage reversal gave Swift the skin texture rejuvenation chance to travel to Thailand, Costa Rica, A rgentina and more. He illustration by barry blitt crafted sports stories with the models — and ended up going bonefishing with Niki Taylor, sailboat racing with Heidi Klum (“she was tough as nails — she had a broken toe and never complained”) and even did his best to save Molly Sims after her bedroom caught on fire. “It was a burning sofa, and I tried to push it out the door, but it got stuck,” Swift recalls. “We ended up stuck in her room with her hairdresser, because the windows of

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the place (in Argentina) had bars on them.” Everyone survived — and these days, “it’s a great cocktail party story,” he says. Much has changed since Swift left Sports Illustrated in 2010. Time Inc.’s magazine division was spun off by corporate parent Time Warner. Editors now report to business executives, a formerly unfathomable breach of the separation of editorial and advertising. “Editorial didn’t cover things because the business side wanted us too,” Swift says. “I would say the last few years I was there, though, some of that was creeping in. “I wrote an honest and critical look at (women’s golfer) Michelle Wie. Nike — which had a big contract with Wie — called my boss and said they spent a lot on advertising with Sports Illustrated. I stopped covering women’s golf because of that.”

“I covered all six U.S. gold medals. That was a great way to get introduced to the Olympic experience.” | E.M. Swift Removed from his 32-year career there, Swift doesn’t see a promising future for Sports Illustrated. “It used to be the best way to reach teenage boys, but now they watch ESPN,” he says. “The model that would have worked in my view is to keep the high ground as the best writing in sports and keep your reputation for quality. Keep Baby Boomers as your core readership. But they decided they had to get younger, snappier. It alienated those who said, ‘This is not the magazine I fell in love with.’ “ Swift enjoys writing for wbur.org, noting the ability to get immediate feedback compared to print, while championing the site’s literary flair. “The challenge is finding the well-crafted stuff on the Web instead of the guy siting on the bar stool spewing opinions,” he says. Last year, a piece of Swift’s about the hockey team he plays on — called the Former Legends — appeared in “Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love.” The same editor, Andrew Blauner, had put together submissions for the book “Coach,” where Swift crafted a memorable chapter about longtime Lake Forest Country Day School Coach Frank Ward, now 94. “We all grew up in a coddled environment, but he did not coddle,” Swift recalls. “But he was fair. His nicknames were priceless, and they stuck. The backup center had a cool nickname, and that made him feel like part of the team. “He was what sports should be.” ■

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■ by joanna brown Though the Valentine’s Day decorations have wallpapered local stores since Dec. 26, I remain stumped. Sure, I have a shopping bag full of treats for my son’s preschool classroom and enough pink-and-red sprinkles on hand to candycoat the driveway — but I have nothing for my Valentine. He, I believe, gets off easy Feb. 14. He can stop at most any drug store, grocery store or gas station to grab a bunch of daisies on his way from work and arrive home looking like a hero. If I were to try the same thing, he would raise an eyebrow. Flowers, it seems, are not a manly gift. The research says that after-work driveby does not cut it these days. A 2013 Valentine’s Day spending survey by BIGinsight shows the average person spent $130.97 on candy, cards and gifts. Total spending in the United States was $18.6 Ravinia North Shore 2-1 Mahoney ad_Layout 1 billion.

Most gift-givers buy candy, and another third buy flowers. A sad 15 percent of giftgivers buy gift cards – a totally amateur gift, in my opinion. Given, not all of this spending goes to your One And Only. The same survey found that 60 percent of shoppers shared the love with family, and 25 percent bought gifts for friends. One in five Americans bought a Valentine for their pet, a category where total spending exceeded $800 million. Another sign of the times: 40 percent of smartphone users will dial up a gift idea; 46 percent of tablet owners will do the same. As if on cue, I asked my Facebook friends for manly gift ideas in the same genre as flowers and candy. I received exactly one response: a DVD of a favorite movie. (Technically, I received two responses, but “the honor and privilege of having a spouse” was disqualified because it was submitted by a blissful newlywed who is currently being deprived of sleep by his 1/21/14 9:17 AM Page 1 beautiful infant daughter.)

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So, as I am prone to do, I called on the experts. Sherry Smith is a home and holiday sales associate at Wilmette’s Chalet nursery. She celebrates Valentine’s Day as the anniversary of her first date with her husband of 34 years, and she has helped countless hapless shoppers. She’ll probably enjoy a dinner-and-a-movie outing this year, akin to her date in 1972. “It’s definitely harder for women on Valentine’s Day,” Smith and I commiserated. The Chalet doesn’t offer fresh cut flowers for Valentine’s Day, but there is a whole table of items for men to pick up for their wives. Some are equally appropriate gifts for men. There are rubber shoes for gardening and countless garden tools, as well as seed packets to get an early start on the summer garden. Tropical plants, Smith suggested, make a nice vessel for delivering airline tickets to

a tropical locale. There are his-and-hers coffee mugs and stainless steel wallets (to prevent high-tech pickpocketing) and birdhouses in a range of styles. But there are also perfectly masculine gifts in the floral department. Venus flytraps, Smith recommended, or anything with more greenery than pink and lavender blooms. She is particularly fond of a preserved boxwood wreath – heart-shaped, no less – for indoor use. It only needs to be misted monthly. Just be careful while you’re shopping. There’s a drugstore, gas station and grocery store at the same intersection of Lake Avenue and Skokie Highway — and likely a swarm of men looking for parking spaces. Love & Marriage columnist Joanna Brown can be reached at Joanna@northshoreweekend.com. ■

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Hollis Resnik has taken to the Milwaukee Repertory stage as Judy Garland in the Tony-nominated play End of the Rainbow. Taking a leave of absence from the national tour of Sister Act (in which she portrays the Mother Superior) to do End of the Rainbow, Resnik adds Garland to the long list of real people she has portrayed onstage over the years, including Edie Beale (in Grey Gardens), Patsy Cline (in Always Patsy Cline) and Eva Peron (in Evita). A familiar face to theatergoers from her assortment of national tours, as well as a recipient of multiple acting awards, Resnik will perform as Garland through Feb. 9.

“I think she (Judy Garland) never had a chance to be an authentic human being. I think she was doomed from the get-go.” | Hollis Resnick Gregg Shapiro: Hollis, what are the rewards and challenges of playing a historical figure such as Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow? Hollis Resnik: That’s a big question. I’ve played a lot of real people, and I’ve found the rewards to be immense in being able to tell pseudo-fictional, but relatively accurate, stories of them. The challenge, of course, is to emulate them in some way, have a flavor. That takes an extra amount of work. For instance, when I played Edie Beale, I was watching that movie (Grey Gardens) and constantly clicking and backtracking and clicking and backtracking and imitating that voice because that voice is so distinct. With Judy Garland, she is probably my greatest challenge. I’ve watched her and listened to her, and I am extraordinarily different physically from her. Vocally, it is probably my biggest challenge, because she had such a fat sound — and I don’t have

that at all. I can probably get her speaking voice a little bit better, more than I can the singing. You have to understand that when she died she was 47. Even though her voice had been ragged because of her history, she hadn’t gone through things like menopause yet. I’m past that age. I am dealing with changes in my body and everything associated that as I grow older – every woman goes through it – that sounds kind of personal, but it’s a fact of life. Your singing voice changes. I don’t have the same singing voice I had at 47. It’s a super challenge. GS: Do you think it’s more of an acting challenge to play a person from history, such as Judy Garland or the Edies in Grey Gardens or putting your own stamp on a familiar character such as the Mother Superior in Sister Act or Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire? HR: I don’t think it matters if it’s a real person or not. It all depends on the text and the situation that you’re in, honestly. You have a great text like Tennessee Williams. That challenge and that poetry is enormous. Then you have something like Sister Act, which is a little simpler. It deals more with comic timing. T hat’s a different challenge. GS: Did you feel like you are learning new things about Judy in preparation for this role, and if so, what have you learned? HR: I think she never had a chance to be an authentic human being. I think she was doomed from the get-go. It’s a really sad, sad story. This woman had a divine gift. This woman was connected to everything she sings in an honest way. It was what she connected to the most. Unfortunately, she was raised in a time — vaudeville — she had a stage mother, all that stuff, from the time she was very young she never had a chance to be herself, be a kid. I think that’s such an enormous challenge as someone grows up to adulthood. GS: The odds were stacked against her, unfortunately. Do you have a favor-

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A Matter Of Taste

Gray has steak in restaurant’s success ■ by katie rose mceneely

Brian Gray is the executive chef at Sullivan’s Steakhouse in Lincolnshire. How did you start cooking? My wife and I started getting involved in cooking a lot and found we enjoyed it at home. In 2007, I was offered a job as a line cook. I really enjoyed it, and it went from there. I worked my way up and really have enjoyed the different styles I’ve been involved with. Years cooking? Seven years. What made you decide to become a professional chef? It’s a funny story. My sister-in-law went to Culinary Institute of America and was working at Mitchell’s Fish Market and mentioned they were looking for cooks. It was something I wanted to try out, so I gave it a shot, and the chef there was a really good mentor for me. It was one of those “aha” moments — this is what I was supposed to be doing. Best recipe tweak? One of the recipes I’ve come to really enjoy and I try to have at least once or twice a month is the sea bass we serve at the steak house. It’s a really simple presentation, but it plays all the flavors so well. Signature dish? The aforementioned sea bass. Favorite cuisine to make? Over the course of the six years I’ve been doing this, I’ve been involved in a couple. From my childhood, I was around a lot of

Mexican cooking, and I really enjoy all of the flavor and the ways you can do multiple things with it. What do you like to eat at home? I got three kids, so we got to keep it kind of kid-friendly — a lot of Italian food, typical American food. With my kids, they like to eat a lot of spaghetti and seafood. We try to get our kids involved in trying different things. It’s nice to see them try new things. We don’t shy away from anything. We don’t push, but we sneak things in for them. Worthwhile gadget? One of the ones I use on a daily basis is an immersion blender. One of the things we do is we make our own tomato sauce — it comes in handy. Favorite cookbook? The one that sticks out is this book my mom got in Mexico, where I grew up, called “Authentic Mexican Cooking,” really old stuff from a bunch of random people. I refer to that one the most. Favorite fruit or vegetable? I’m not very picky; I think vegetables are all good — if you eat them seasonally. Funniest or most memorable kitchen incident? When I was younger, I wanted a bagel for breakfast, but our toaster was broken, so I threw it in the oven and ended up burning it. I went from that to doing what I do now — reminds me of how far I’ve come. Sullivan’s Steakhouse is located at 250 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire. For more information, visit SullivansSteakhouse.com/Lincolnshire. ■

Recipe: Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Heat 1 quart heavy cream and 3 cups half and half in a heavy bottom sauce pot and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, mix 1/3 cup cornstarch and ¼ cup water to make a slurry. Once cream mixture comes to a boil, add slurry and cook over medium heat until sauce thickens. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes to cook out the starch. Add ½ pound shredded smoked Gouda and ½ pound shredded white American cheeses and whisk to incorporate and melt. Add 1 ½ tablespoons Kosher salt and ½ teaspoon white pepper and whisk to incorporate. If using directly, mix with cooked pasta and place in a casserole dish. Top with breadcrumbs and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes before serving.

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goings on

about towns FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

Woodlands Academy Career Day

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

group performances. The show lasts about

a gripping double narrative that combines a

Glenview Winter Carnival

two hours and includes an intermission with

forensic search for clues to an unsolved crime

refreshments and six raffle baskets.

and a quest for the roots of America’s best-

| Glenview New Church | 74 Park

loved novel.

Drive, Glenview | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. |

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Admission $5 per person; maximum

Art and Crafts Show

$30 per family. | 847-724-0057 | Wintertime fun for the whole family, with games and prizes, a moonwalk, face painting,

| New Radio Station WJAZ | 1780 Maple Suite #4, Winnetka | 2-5

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Young Adult Author Tamara Ireland Stone

p.m. through February 10 | Opening

| The Book Stall at Chestnut Court

popcorn, cotton candy, and more. Raffle

Reception 4 p.m. | Email WJAZRADIO@

and Evanston Public Library | 1703

Road, Lake Forest | 8:30-11:30 a.m. |

tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Lunch is

gmail.com for more information |

Orrington Ave., Evanston | 7 p.m. |

woodlandsacademy.org |

included in cost of admission

| Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart | 760 E. Westleigh

Woodlands Academy alumna Jenny Sullivan Sanford, a Winnetka native, will give the keynote address at Woodlands’ Career Day. The event

train ride for tots, a raffle table, craft table,

on music you would like to hear on air — and

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2

takes place every other year and is designed

Passion to Dance

to showcase strong, professional alumnae to

| Lake Forest Dance Academy

expose students to various career paths.

Performance Companies Annual

Music Critic Greg Kot Book Event

Raymond Moore Auditorium | 1285 N.

| The Book Stall | 811 Elm Street,

McKinley Road, Lake Forest | 2 p.m. |

Winnetka | 6:30 p.m. |

Tickets $20 Adult/$10 Student

Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot will

For more information call Sandy

talk about his new book, “I’ll Take You There:

Ragsdale, program supervisor, at

Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom’s Highway.” It’s the untold

New radio station WJAZ wants your opinion

Benefit | Lake Forest High School,

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it welcomes new talent.

epl.org | The Book Stall at Chestnut Court teams with the Evanston Public Library to host young-adult author Tamara Ireland Stone,

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

discussing her time-travelling romances

Conversation with Author Sarah Churchwell

Register for the event by calling the Library’s

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“Time Between Us” and “Time After Time.” Teen Department at (847) 448-8625. Recommended for readers ages 12 and up.

Dickinson Hall | 100 E. Old Mill

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particulars — Event Name, Event Location/ Sponsor, Event Address, Event Time/Date, Event Cost, contact information (web or

American literature scholar Sarah Churchwell

phone) and a 30-word description of the

story of Staples, the Chicago-born living

This fundraising event features choreographed

will discuss her new book, “Careless People:

event —to katierose@jwcmedia.com at least

legend who was a major figure in the music

pieces performed by all LFDA Performance

Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of the

14 days before publication, and we will do our

that shaped the civil rights era.

Companies and also includes solos and small

Great Gatsby.” It is a literary investigation and

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Pascal pour Elle Grand Opening

photography by robin subar Welcoming Bucktown’s newest hair spot, fans of Glencoe-based Pascal pour Elle applauded the salon’s grand opening this past fall. More than 400 came out to support Pascal as he offered sushi, sake, and fashion during the opening reception. Paris-born David Ifergan will lead the team of licensed stylists and colorists at the new Bucktown salon. pascalpourelle.com

Bobby Markov, Sylvia Alvarado

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Sheridan Road 01 | 1630 Unit 8-C Wilmette

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$299,000 AG Krone, Koenig & Strey 847.441.6300 Hill Road 02 | 1250 Winnetka Sunday 12-2

$998,000 Joan Conlisk, Koenig & Strey 847.441.6300 Dundee Road 03 | 602 Glencoe Sunday 12-2

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$675,000 Jeanne Keiler, Baird & Warner 847.446.1855

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$675,000 Chris Puszynski, Baird & Warner 847.812.7265 Rockefeller Road 05 | 721 Lake Forest Sunday 1-3

$1,049,000 Brunhild Baass, Baird & Warner 847.804.0092 Timber Lane 06 | 546 Lake Forest Sunday 1 - 3

$925,000 Laura Henderson, Baird & Warner 708.997.7778

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$459,000 Chris Yore, Baird & Warner 847.804.2879

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$340,000 Heidi & Company, Coldwell Banker 847.372.7003 Knox Avenue 09 | 645 Wilmette Sunday 12-2

$389,900 Joel Raynes, Coldwell Banker 312.607.2784 Prairie Street A-1 10 | 1841 Glenview Sunday 12-1

$479,500 Bev & Marshall Fleischman, Coldwell Banker 847.217.0494 Wilmette Avenue 11 | 2515 Wilmette Sunday 12-2

$599,000 Bev & Marshall Fleischman, Coldwell Banker 847.217.0494 Cedar Lane 12 | 280 Glencoe Sunday 12-2

$725,000 Bev & Marshall Fleischman, Coldwell Banker 847.217.0494 Oakdale Avenue 13 | 375 Lake Forest Sunday 1-3

$995,000 Susan Lincoln, Prudential Rubloff Lake Forest 847.846.8814 E Illinois Road 14 | 425 Lake Forest Sunday 1-3

$2,975,000 Team McEwen, @Properties     312.254.0200

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$444,000 Beverly Smith, @Properties             847.881.0200 

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Apple Tree Lane 17 | 695 Glencoe Sunday 12-2

$849,000 Rene Firmin, Coldwell Banker 203.209.8729 Brierhill Road 18 | 565 Deerfield Sunday 12-2

$1,150,000 Sonia Cohen, Coldwell Banker 847.337.6005

Trapp Lane 19 | 1334 Winnetka Sunday 11:30-1:30

$4,499,000 Sonia Cohen, Coldwell Banker 847.337.6005 Linden Avenue 20 | 2185 Highland Park Sunday 2-4

$1,249,000 Sonia Cohen, Coldwell Banker 847.337.6005 Thornapple Lane 21 | 883 Glencoe Sunday 1-3

$749,000 Judy Berkeley, Coldwell Banker 312.720.0045 Ouilmette Lane 22 | 711 Wilmette Sunday 1-3

$799,000 SFC Team, Coldwell Banker 847.446.4000 Culver Lane 23 | 1829 Glenview Sunday 1-3

$1,025,000 Monica Corbett, Coldwell Banker 847.446.4000 Verda Lane 24 | 970 Lake Forest Sunday 12-2

$675,000 Charles Potter, Baird & Warner 224.544.9255 Arbor Lane #203 25 | 6020 Northfield Sunday 12-2

$179,000 Peg Spengler, Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty 847.716.5152

Minthaven Road 26 | 1561 Lake Forest Sunday 12-2

$839,000 Lisa Trace, Griffith, Grant & Lackie 847.234.0845


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Bleck aims to maintain scoring ways for Lake Forest Scouts ■ by bob gosman

sports@northshoreweekend.com Talk about your high-powered under card. Prior to last year’s Illinois High School Hockey girls state championship game, Lake Forest High School’s Anna Bleck vividly remembers watching the Blackhawks practice. “It was so much fun,” she said. Then, the Scouts went out and defeated Fenwick 2-0 for the state championship. This season, the Scouts (12-6) are focused on getting back to the United Center and successfully defending their title. And Bleck is doing her part with a teamhigh 17 goals. She also has five assists and leads the Scouts with 22 points. “Bridget Roche scored a bunch of goals for us last year, and Anna has stepped into that role,” second-year coach Liz Zorn said. “Whenever we need a goal, we want her on the ice.” Bleck is a finisher. “She always finds the back of the net,” senior Caroline Knop said. “She’s really fast and she has the ability to (maneuver) around a lot of girls in the offensive zone. She’s a huge (contributor) to our team.” While Bleck is best known for her speed, Zorn said her toughness should not be overlooked. “She’ll beat people to the puck in the corner and fight to win every battle,” Zorn said. “She has really good hands and is not afraid to take on a challenge and be physical.” Bleck said that she’s always loved playing

17 for 17: Anna Bleck (No. 17) controls the puck during action against Evanston on Jan. 19. She has a scored a team-high 17 goals for the Lake Forest Scouts.

photography by joel lerner hockey. Her father played and so did her two older brothers, Matt and Cam. “I grew up going to the rink,” she said. She also grew up playing against boys before switching to a girls team in eighth grade. “The boys teams always moved the puck

around really well, and that got me to be more creative,” she said. “It also got me more physical, and I had to battle harder.” In hockey, Bleck has always played forward. In lacrosse, she is a defender. She said that has helped her look at hockey from a different perspective.

As a senior, Bleck has become a more vocal leader for the Scouts “She has more confidence in her skills and will put the team on her back,” Zorn said. Notable: The Scouts have benefited from the addition of freshman Corynn Salazar in goal. In 11 games, she has a 0.91 goals against average. “She brings a lot of energy and is just a strong all-around goaltender,” Zorn said. “She keeps us in games and plays her best in big games.” Salazar has missed some games this season because of conflicts with Team Illinois. The Scouts needed a reserve goaltender, and sophomore Lilly Bianchi volunteered for the role. “That’s helped tremendously with our goalie situation,” Bleck said. “There’s not many people who would volunteer to go in the net.” Salazar was in goal and had 10 saves Jan. 21 in a 6-5 victory over rival Lake Forest Academy. Bleck led a powerful Lake Forest attack with a hat trick. The Scouts amassed 60 shots on goal. Knop, sophomore Nina Wilson and senior Chandler Scoco also scored. Scoco also had two assists. Wilson, junior Mary Claire Newton, freshman Kyra Mangasarian and junior Willa DeBoom each contributed one assist. Lake Forest Academy had defeated Lake Forest earlier in the season. “The biggest difference was that we finished more of our chances,” Zorn said. ■

Morette emerging as a player to watch ■ by kevin reiterman

sports@northshoreweekend.com Matt Morette loves it, when play on the court turns crazy and chaotic. Bring on the mayhem. Bring on the disorder. Morette performs best in a mess. “I like the scramble situations,” admitted the North Shore Country Day combo guard. That certainly held true in NSCD’s 70-62 loss to visiting Morgan Park Academy on Jan. 21. The 6-foot-2, 150-pound Morette was at his finest during a topsy-turvy, free-for-all fourth quarter, when he scored 11 of his game-high 22 points. Morette’s clutch play helped the Raiders trim an 18-point deficit to 65-60, with 37 seconds left to play. During one span — 1 minute, 26 seconds — Morette erupted for seven points. “We needed that,” said Morette, “especially after we went four minutes without scoring in the second quarter.” The sophomore was highly involved at both ends of the court. In the final eight minutes, he had one block, two steals, two rebounds and one assist. “Matt has the potential to be a very good player,” said NSCD coach Rashid Smith. “He’s especially good in transition.” Heading into the 2013-14 campaign, the Raiders’ head coach knew he had something in Morette, who is averaging a team-best 14.5 points per game after leading the sophomore team in scoring last year. Morette is tough to guard. He can nail the three-pointer — he had two against Morgan

Park — or he can slash to the basket. “I like one-on-one situations,” he said. “Break my man down and take it the basket.” Morette, who finished with 11 rebounds and four assists against Morgan Park, is proving that he could do a little of everything on the court. Which includes accepting a challenge. With the graduation of three-year point guard Jamie Swimmer, who is now playing at Connecticut College, Smith needed someone to play point guard. He picked two. Senior Cameron Chung and Morette share the duty. “I took them out of their natural positions,” said Smith. “Cam had never played the point before. He inherited the position, and he’s responded well to it.” The same goes for Morette. “He’s a de facto point guard,” said Smith, who also coaches Morette in club ball at RMG. Morette, who tallied a career high 26 points in a win over Chicago Academy on December 17, is adjusting to the transition. “I’ve been a two (shooting guard) and three (small forward) all my life,” he said. “My mentality is to score. But I’m learning to work the ball around. Find an open wing. Or get the ball to one of our bigs.” Notable: Smith counts heavily on senior forward/center Ian Meyer. He’s a three-year varsity player who plays with a lot of energy. In the game against Morgan Park, he had 10 rebounds to go with six points, two assists and two steals. “He plays with a lot of intensity,” said Smith. … The Raiders (2-8) also start junior Sam Kayser and senior Andrew Case. Kayser pumped in 17 points against Morgan Park.. ■

MM good: North Shore Country Day sophomore guard Matt Morette attracts a double team during the team’s contest against Morgan Park Academy.

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Scouts post player Arnson has a creative side

■ by kevin reiterman

sports@northshoreweekend.com If anyone can put — or, in her case, draw — a happy face on a 5-17 season, it’s Kate Arnson. She’s fiercely competitive on the court. Off it? Not so much. As a basketball player, the Lake Forest High School senior truly is at her best, when she’s blocking shots and making defensive stops. Arnson, owner of quick and skilled hands, thrives in that department. The affable and humble 6-foot-1 center is equally adept when she combines text with pictures. The girl’s got skills, when it comes to graphic design. She’s already put her art into action by drafting a promotional poster for one of her lifelong friends, singer/songwriter Madison Pepper, who performed at Olympic Theater on Oct. 26 in Cicero. All class projects should turn out so well. This was A-game material by Arnson. Picture this: red boots and an umbrella dangling at the bottom of an hourglass. And the grains inside? “They’re pepper, not sand,” said Arnson. Nice. Pepper writes, arranges, produces and performs her own music. “She writes original songs about us being seniors,” said Arnson. Hourglass stuff. Pepper’s music can be found on the Internet. She released a digital album on Nov. 4, 2012. Just google her. Arnson, on the other hand, can be found in the athletic arena. She

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Gripping: Lake Forest High School’s Kate Arnson (No. 33) secures a rebound during earlier action this season.

photography by joel lerner plays lacrosse and basketball for the Scouts. She’s been a two-year starter for LF head coach Kyle Wilhelm, who promoted her to the varsity level at the end of her sophomore season. In 22 games this winter, Arnson has put up decent numbers: 114 points, 119 rebounds, 30 steal and 22 blocks. “She’s one of those players, who always is in the right spot,” said Wilhelm. “She’s got very active hands. When she’s on the court, the basketball tends to find her. “She’s a shot blocker. And she’s our best team defender,” the coach

added. Arnson’s aggressive style on defense can get her into foul trouble. It did on Jan. 16, when the Scouts lost a winnable game to visiting Lake Zurich 42-34. “When she’s in the game, we’re better,” said Wilhelm. Arnson takes her defense seriously. “The best feeling is making defensive stops,” Arnson said. “I line up on the help side. Usually, I am the last line of defense.” And there’s nothing like swatting down shot attempts. She had two blocks in the opening quarter

against Lake Zurich. “I got those two, and I just wanted to keep on blocking shots,” said Arnson. “Sitting out was hard on me.” Arnson finished that game with six points and five rebounds. Two of her baskets came off offensive rebounds. She also showed nice touch on a 14-foot jumper in the lane. One of her better games came on Jan. 25, when she tallied eight points and pulled down 11 rebounds in a 56-47 setback to visiting Warren. She had seven points and five rebounds in a 49-33 win

over host Round Lake on Jan. 20. Arnson, who has been accepted to three Big Ten schools, plans to play intramural basketball in college. “I love this sport,” said Arnson. “I have to keep playing.” And despite her team’s record, she’s remained positive. She’s an eternal optimist. “It’s been a good year,” she said. Notable: Annie Keller had a solid outing against Warren: 17 points, 11 rebounds. Keller came up with 16 points and 11 rebounds in the win over Round Lake. Grace Torkelson had eight points and 13 rebounds in the win. Down on the Farm: Caroline Skinner came through in crunch time as Deer Path edged Lake Bluff 19-16 in the eighth-grade title game of the Lakeside Conference tournament on Jan. 16 at Milburn Middle School. Skinner scored her team’s final four points. After drilling a baseline jumper, she canned two free throws with 19 seconds left to play. Maggie Avery sealed the win by coming up with a steal on Lake Bluff’s final possession. Deer Path (12-3), which lost to Lake Bluff during the regular season, advanced to the title game with wins over Northwood and Highland. The Braves, who are coached by Ed Juergensen, were led in scoring by Kara Antonucci and Avery. Mary Kennelly was the top rebounder. The roster also includes Katie Constantine, Catherine Emmanuele, Lily Gould, Morgan Kamholz, Emma Kinney, Elena Marquez, Sophie Metzger and Rachel Wasserman. ■

Highland Park's Glazer is a seasoned veteran ■ by kevin reiterman

sports@northshoreweekend.com To Sarah Glazer, specialization is out of the question. In fact, when the subject comes up, she answers the question with a question. “Why pick?” said the Highland Park High School senior. “Why not play them all?” Glazer is one of those seasonal athletes. She was a setter for HP’s volleyball team in the fall. She currently is playing point guard for the basketball team. And she will pitch and play outfield for the softball team this spring. She plays … no favorites. “When I’m asked that question, I always say, ‘Whatever is in season,’ ’’ said Glazer. “My favorite sport is what I’m playing right now. “I love different things about them all.” Right now, she’s in the midst of the tough basketball season. The Giants are 7-15 with the postseason approaching. Glazer has been a bright spot. After being one of the first players off the bench last year, she has developed into one of the trusted players in the HP lineup. “She can step up and play any role for us,” said HP senior Lizzy LoGrande. Glazer’s got a nice feel for the game.

Floor exercise: Highland Park High School’s Sarah Glazer (white jersey) dives on the floor for a loose ball.

photography by joel lerner “She’s got good instincts,” said HP head coach Jolie Bechtel. Currently, Glazer is the second-leading scorer on the team (9.3 ppg) behind LoGrande (10.8 ppg). The left-hander also is averaging 1.4 assists and 1.9 steals per

game. She is shooting 72 percent from the foul line. One of her best performances of the season came on Jan. 17, when the Giants claimed a 55-45 victory over Glenbrook North. Glazer took matters into her own hands down the

stretch, scoring nine points in the final 3 ½ minutes. She plays the game hard. She’s more than willing to dive on the floor for a loose ball. “That might be a carry-over from volleyball,” said Glazer. “And our basketball coaches here definitely emphasize that kind of play.” Sports is not her only obsession. Glazer also has been deeply committed to Giant Buddies, a program that takes students with special needs and helps integrate them into the school’s mainstream. “It a chance for me to make an impact,” she said. “It’s allowed me to make more friends and to learn new things from others,” Glazer added. “Being involved in Giant Buddies shows who she is,” said LoGrande. “She’s a leader on our basketball team. She’s a leader in that program.” Notable: Even though they fell 57-36 to host Deerfield on Jan. 24, the Giants have played their best ball in CSL North play. They’re 4-3 in the division. “Inconsistency has been the story of our year,” said Bechtel. “Sometimes, we are our own worst enemy,” said Glazer. ■


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Worth his weight in gold

Highland Park’s Ciancio picks up a conference crown for the second year in a row ■ by bill mclean

sports@northshoreweekend.com It was a bridge too … good. Dom Ciancio, back in his eighth-grade days, used glue and balsa wood to build a foot-long bridge for an academic contest at Northwood Junior High School in Highland Park. His creation won. “It held the most weight,” the Highland Park High School senior and future civil engineering major at the University of Missouri recalled at the Central Suburban League wrestling tournament at Niles North on Jan. 25. Ciancio earned the right to hold the best medal in his weight class (152 pounds) last weekend, after pinning Deerfield sophomore Jake Williams at 2:34 in a championship bout. Pins had clinched the Giant’s other two wins at the league meet. Ciancio puffed his record to 28-2. “Good pace,” he said of what helped him claim HP’s lone title in Skokie. Ciancio also used a bottom-knee cradle for the first time, executing it against Williams. Ciancio also claimed a CSL title last winter, when he pinned Niles West’s Nick Yonan in the 145-pound final. An aspiring architect, Ciancio has designs on qualifying for the Class 3A state meet for the first time in his career next month. But it is not inevitable in his mind, despite his stellar record. “It will take hard work,” Ciancio said. HP’s team finished ninth (83 points), four points behind eighth-place Glenbrook South. “Our young kids stepped up,” Giants coach Chris Riley said, alluding to three (two sophomores and a freshman) of his four other medal winners. “The meet was an opportunity to show they could wrestle well at the varsity level. “I’m very pleased with how the young guys are progressing.” An old guy, HP senior Brandon GarciaGalvan, finished third at 132 pounds, improving his mark to 19-6. He nipped Deerfield’s Jeff Spinello 5-4 in a wrestle-back round to set up a rematch with Evanston’s Ben Morton in the match for third place. Morton had edged Garcia-Galvan 3-2 in an early-round bout on Jan. 24. But the rematch never materialized.

Highland Park High School’s Dom Ciancio controls Deerfield’s Jake Williams during the 152-pound final at the CSL Tournament on Jan. 25. Ciancio wound up pinning Williams in 2:34.

photography by joel lerner “G-squared” picked up third-place points via default. HP sophomore Andrew Cohen (23-8) placed fourth at 126 pounds, and freshman teammate D.J. Penick (11-4) matched that finish at 145 pounds. Giants sophomore Eddie Castellanos (1515) placed sixth at 170 pounds. “It was our most solid lineup of the season,” Riley summed. The Giants vie for sectional berth at the Class 3A Libertyville Regional on Feb. 8. New Trier Alex Shapiro, circa 2010, in a word: “Chubby,” said Shapiro at the CSL wrestling tournament at Niles North on Jan. 25. Wrestling — plus determination, plus an admirable work ethic — helped the New Trier grappler lose his prominent gut. Now a senior, he won two of three bouts to finish runner-up at 170 pounds at the league meet. Shapiro waddled around as a 189-pound

Jack Morrissey/Loyola Boys Basketball: The senior knocked down five three-pointers and finished with 17 points in LA’s 41-39 victory over visiting Fenwick on Jan. 24. Teammate James Clarke added 10 points and five rebounds, while Griffin Boehm had eight points, five rebounds and three assists. On Jan. 21, the Ramblers (16-2) edged host St. Patrick 50-48. Clarke led the team with 13 points and four rebounds. The other contributors were Morrissey (11 points), Kevin Kucera (8 points, 4 assists), Boehm (9 points, 8 rebounds) and Chris Harris (9 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists). Dejon Brissett/LF Academy Boys Basketball: He poured in 25 points, but it wasn’t enough in his team’s 70-68 overtime loss to host Hope on Jan. 22. Senior guard Ryan Clamage had 19 points for the Caxys (6-6). Alexa Czyzynski/New Trier Girls Basketball: She led the way (14 points, 2 steals) as the Trevians recorded their 20th win of the season by downing visiting Evanston 40-35 on Jan. 24. Jeannie Boehm finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, while Kathryn Pedi collected seven rebounds.

freshman. “If you had told me, freshman year, that I’d place at this meet as a senior, I would not have believed you,” Shapiro (21-11) said after falling to Maine West junior Joey Vogeney (34-3) in a championship tilt. “In the end,” he added, “the one who is in the best shape usually wins.” New Trier (205 points) finished runner-up to Deerfield (269) at the two-day, 12-team meet, getting championship efforts from juniors Alec McKenna (126 pounds) and Luke Iida (132). “They were aggressive, smart, confident,” Trevians coach Marc Tadelman said. “It was good to see [their improvement from last year’s CSL tourney].” McKenna was a runner-up at the same meet in ’13; Iida settled for a bronze medal at the meet. McKenna (31-3) won a major decision (184) and a tight semifinal (2-1) in his first two rounds last weekend, before edging Maine West senior Adeel Afshar 1-0 for the gold.

Afshar boasted a 32-5 mark before the championship. Iida (20-7), meanwhile, notched a pin and a 4-2 decision, before solving Glenbrook South senior Ruben Padilla (24-9) 2-0 for his championship. NT senior Thomas Palmer (145 pounds) joined Shapiro has a silver-medal winner. Trevians senior Colin Kenyon took third at 113 pounds, upping his mark to 25-6 after needing only 47 seconds to pin Maine East’s Noel Huicochea in his final test at the meet. Sophomore teammate Jack Alcantara (152 pounds) also finished third. NT’s other placers: Michael Lynch (fourth, 106 pounds); Shayan Hossein (fourth, 120); Chris Wojcik (fourth, 160); Ben Hogin (fifth, 182); Aidan Nolan (fifth, 195); and Andrew Papoutsis (sixth, 138). “We did OK,” Tadelman said. “We’re not where we need to be.” NT vies for sectional berths at the Class 3A Glenbrook South Regional on Feb. 8. ■

West (113.50) in CSL North dual-meet action on Jan. 24. Albin’s other scores included 8.75 on vault, 8.55 on bars, 9.10 on beam and 8.45 on floor. Teammate Avery Spitz scored an 8.75 on vault. Dan Mickevic/New Trier Boys Bowling: The senior knocked down a team-high 1,236 pins at the St. Patrick Sectional at Habetler Bowl on Jan. 25, helping runner-up NT (5,926) advance to this weekend’s state meet in O’Fallon. Lyons (6,344) claimed the team title. Mickevice had recorded a pinfall of 1,190 — second to classmate James Olk (1,306) among teammates — to pace New Trier’s championship effort (6,154) at the Taft Regional on Jan. 18. Olk finished with a pinfall of 1,223 at the sectional, where seniors Andrew Textor and Sam Shepard and sophomore Ryan Foy also competed for the Trevians. Emily Albin/Highland Park Gymnastics: She turned in her team’s top all-around score (8.71) as the Giants (119.0) had no trouble downing Maine

Ben Laedlin/Highland Park Swimming: The senior sped to a personal-best and first-place 53.81 in the 100-yard backstroke at the Fred Palffy Invite at Buffalo Grove on Jan. 25. It highlighted HP’s runner-up showing (211 points). It also marked the earliest juncture in a season that a Giant had bettered a state cut under HP coach Tim Sirois. “Ben keeps swimming with more and more confidence,” Sirois said. Laedlein also served as the leadoff leg of the victorious 200 medley relay (1:42.94, along with Allen Tran, Jack Tresley and Eddie Kochman). The previous night, in a 94-89 loss to visiting Glenbrook North, Tran touched first in the 200 IM (2:07.43) and 100 breaststroke (1:03.92), and Giants senior David Robbins topped the diving field (211 points). Laedlein, Tran, Levy Nathan and Tresley combined legs to win the 200 medley relay (1:45.1) by more than two seconds. ■


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With Kevin Reiterman & Bill McLean

Circling the Bases

Baseball New Trier: His wish has been Grant-ed. Senior Grant Klenovich, a standout first baseman for the New Trier High School baseball team, will be playing Division I baseball. Last week, he made a verbal commitment to the University of Iowa. Last spring, Klenovich earned all-conference honors after hitting .317 with 10 extra base hits. Then, he knocked in 25 runs and batted .379 for the Wilmette Waves in the summer, earning team MVP honors.

At the Shoot-Around

Boys Basketball Highland Park: Giants coach Paul Harris did not lose perspective after a loss last weekend. “If you had told me, at the beginning of the season, that we’d be 12-4 and tied for first place [in the Central Suburban League North] on Jan. 24, I would have taken that,” Harris said following his club’s 57-47 loss to visiting Deerfield. “This won’t define us or destroy us.” Each team is 5-1 atop the CSL North standings. HP defeated Deerfield 48-39 in the teams’ first meeting on Dec. 6. Deerfield (13-4) used a 17-0 run to take a 43-27 lead in the third quarter on Jan. 24, with Warriors senior guard Eric Porter (20 points) netting 12 in the game-turning stretch. Giants leading scorer David Sachs, a 6-foot-2 junior guard, was held to five points, including a trey in the first quarter. “Our focus was to try to limit his ability to beat us,” Deerfield coach Dan McKendrick said. “We were more aware of where he was than we were [on Dec. 6). “He’s tough to guard. He’s such a good player.” Junior guard Luke Norcia paced the Giants with 14 points, followed by classmates Hallvard Lundevall (10) and Iden (9). Lundevall grabbed a team-high six boards. HP defeated Prosser 55-40 at the Chops Billinger Shootout at Whitney Young in Chicago on Jan. 26, getting 16 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and three steals from Sachs (7-for-10 from the field). Giants junior Jordan Krawitz (8 rebounds) also scored 16 points, while Norcia dished a team-high seven assists.

when it hosts a four-team tournament from Feb. 5-9 at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, Calif.

Stat Monsters

Boys Basketball Evan Boudreaux: As expected, the Lake Forest High School junior eclipsed the 1,000point mark on Jan. 21, when he scored 31 in an 84-56 win over visiting Vernon Hills. He also pulled down 19 rebounds. Boudreaux, who is averaging 23.8 points and 14.0 rebounds per game, added to his career scoring mark — now at 1,048 — with a 25-point performance in the team’s NSC Lake victory over visiting Lake Zurich 61-46 on Jan. 24. Cal Miller had 13 points for the Scouts (14-4).

At the College Level

Men’s Basketball Angus Brandt: The Lake Forest Academy graduate is averaging 12.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game for Oregon State (11-7) this winter. The forward is shooting 55 percent from the field and 81 percent from the foul line.

Rising Stars

3v3 Soccer Advantage Soccer Academy: Lake Forest’s Lily Bryant and her teammates earned a national title at the Disney 3v3 Soccer Championships on Jan. 20 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Fla. Advantage, which took third last year, finished the three-day event with a 9-0 record in the Gold Division. After downing teams from Alabama, Ohio and Iowa, it defeated Pennsylvania 4-1 in the title match.

Coaching Legends

Boys Basketball Glenbrook South: Senior guard Danny Nikitas has made his college choice. He will join North Shore Country Day’s Austin Curren, a 2013 graduate, and play Division III basketball at Lake Forest College next winter. The interesting part? His brother, Jamie Nikitas, plays for Lawrence University, which also competes in the Midwest Conference. The sophomore guard currently is averaging 14.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 2.0 assists per game for the Vikings.

Basketball/Tennis John Schneiter: Called a “Genius in the Gym” by North Shore Country Day athletics director Patrick McHugh (for a full account, read raiderathletics.blogspot.com), Schneiter passed away on Jan. 21. He was 80. Schneiter was a winner at every stop. He started off with a bang. In 1962, Schneiter, a Millikin College graduate, guided Stephen Decatur High School to a state title in boys basketball. Knocking off Cazzie Russell and Carver High School along the way. His glory days continued when he moved to the North Shore. He collected almost 800 wins as a basketball coach at New Trier East (boys team), New Trier High School (girls) and North Shore Country Day (boys). Under his direction, his NT East boys team placed second in the state in 1973. In 1989, his NT girls team took second in state. Schneiter also made his mark as a boys tennis coach, leading NT to eight state championships.

Slap Shots

Spreading the Word

Boys Hockey All-State: Five New Trier Green players, including goalkeepers Jared Merens and Jack Junge, were named to 2014 all-state team. The other selections include forwards Brent Segvich and Matt Solberg and defenseman John Dolby. Loyola Gold placed three players on the allstate team: forward Zach Scholl and defensemen Cal Callahan and Jacob Skarzynski. Highland Park senior Noah Pickus also was named to the squad. The all-league team also has been announced. The list includes Solberg (first team forward), Dolby (first team defense), Callahan (first team defense), Scholl (second team forward) and Junge (second-team goalie).

Footnotes

Girls Soccer Zoe Redei: The Highland Park standout, who plays club ball for Eclipse Select, has been named to the U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team roster. The forward will suit up for the USA,

From the Boosters Club Lake Forest HS: Amassing 81 state championships in nearly 77 years is something else. Something more impressive than that: 54. LFHS Scouts teams and individuals have won that many state titles since 2000. Many of the 25 student-athletes in the Class of 2014 who have made college commitments will continue their athletic pursuits at Division I schools, including Yale, Dartmouth, Brown, Northwestern, West Point, North Carolina and Notre Dame. The LFHS Boosters organization — a nonprofit run by parents of athletes at the school — plans to hold its inaugural benefit, “A Night at the Races,” Feb. 7 at the Lake Forest Club. It starts at 7 p.m., and it includes video horse races and a silent auction. Visit lfhsbooster.org for more information. The event is expected to draw about 350 parents. The mission of the Boosters is to ensure the athletic programs have the resources they need to train athletes and build successful teams. ■

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For Melissa and Brian, Iceland is a heartwarming experience

Traveling is a passion Melissa and I share, and about three months after we first met in 2009, we decided to go on our first international adventure together. Since each of us had already hit many of the obvious global destinations, we were looking to do something a little different. We went to Iceland. We were particularly attracted to the country’s natural landscape, as well as its Norse history and culture as an island bordering the Arctic Circle. We flew in to Reykjavik, which is the northernmost capital in the world, checked into the Reykjavik Downtown hotel and almost immediately began boarding tour buses taking us to the far reaches of the country. Iceland is renowned for its topography, so it was quite an active trip. We climbed mountains and glaciers, observed volcanoes and lava fields, witnessed natural geysers and waterfalls, and even went whale watching. One morning we took an Icelandic horse ride through the valley, visited the continental divide between the

“We climbed mountains and glaciers, observed volcanoes and lava fields, witnessed natural geysers and waterfalls, and even went whale watching.”

Melissa and Brian Orefice live in Lincolnshire. Melissa works at Abeille Bridal & Beauty in Lincoln Park, while Brian is director of news and editorial operations at STATS — which will have a big role at the Winter Olympics — in Northbrook.

North American and Eurasian plates, and then had a late-night viewing of the Northern Lights. We can confirm Iceland’s reputation as home of the world’s best hot dogs is well-deserved, but our signature meal occurred at Reykjavik’s Fish Market. We dined on fresh-out-of-the-ocean lobster and shrimp, and then enjoyed a white chocolate cheesecake and sorbet dessert combo. There was some time for relaxation toward the end of visit, when we stopped by one of the country’s geothermal pools en route to the airport. Walking outside in just your bathing suit at that latitude and then jumping into naturally heated waters was surreal — and proved to be the perfect ending to our once-in-a-lifetime trip. Melissa and Brian Orefice, as told to David Sweet. ■

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THE THRILL OF THE CHASE. THE LAP OF LUXURY. THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. As a true Aston Martin, motorsport has played its part in the development of our four door sports car. In May 2010, Aston Martin contested the annual Nürburgring 24 hours in a near-standard roadregistered Rapide. With only minor changes to satisfy racing safety requirements, this car – complete with standard Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission – ran fast and faultlessly throughout, achieving second in class and 34th overall from a starting grid of 200 purpose-built racing cars. As with all our racing activity, lessons learned in that gruelling event have directly influenced the development of future road car products, including the Rapide S.

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