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main street A tragedy on Lake Michigan spurred creation of a lighthouse. P.22

Charlie Potter is in the forefront of conservation. P.17


Stefanos Fasianos has been a welcome addition to the Deerfield High School boys basketball team. P.23

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Technology was designed to make life easier. But has the ubiquity of iPhones and other gadgets on the North Shore caused some ill effects and created endless distractions?

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Has decorum in digital age gone the way of the Luddites?


onsider the Luddite. That poor soul from the 19th century shunned labor-saving machines, preferring the status quo when it came to creating textiles. The term now is practically derogatory, suggesting a person who impedes — or at least refuses to adapt to — modern digital norms. I am not here to praise the Luddite, but I will say a balance needs to be achieved between those who eschew the digital age and those who embrace it in the same way that Kim Kardashian clasps publicity. When family dinners and church services are marred by texters and tweeters, something is amiss. One may think the phenomenon is recent, but more than a half century of television watching has done nothing to help the human inclination to avoid conversation to stare mutely at a screen. A big change is the portability of devices; a family TV was anchored to one room. A revolutionary difference is the interactivity and connectedness brought on by iPhones and more. On the North Shore, digital distraction is more acute than most of the country. Households can afford two or three devices per person, and schools are armed with iPads for students. There are obvious benefits to all of this technology – but in certain settings, it makes sense to jettison it alto-

gether. Bill McLean reports in these pages. When it comes to anachronisms in the digital age, yearbooks seem to be a candidate. Even when I attended high school long ago, there was serious talk of replacing the printed version with a video model. But however it is delivered, whether one smiles or grimaces in a yearbook picture looks to have repercussions later in life. Love & Marriage columnist Joanna Brown points to a study showing that those who smile in their high school yearbook photos are less likely to get divorced later on — by a wide margin over the grimacers. Check out her piece in Lifestyle & Arts. Good can come out of bad, thankfully. Main Street columnist Bob Gariano reminds us how a horrible shipwreck off the North Shore in the 19th century where 300 people died led to the creation of Evanston’s Grosse Pointe lighthouse, which thwarted many a future disaster on Lake Michigan. This year, the structure will enjoy a complete refurbishment. Find Bob’s compelling piece on local history inside.

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Digital detox ■ by bill mclean Kevin Marsh, a dean at Deerfield High School, was conversing in a hallway with a guidance counselor and a student when the student looked down at his smartphone. The student started texting. “You’re kidding me!” Marsh barked. “What are you doing?” “I’m texting my mom,” the teen replied. “Flip your phone over,” Marsh said. “Now. We’re talking.” Marsh, also the school’s longtime varsity baseball coach, shook his head as he recounted the scene. He was half-miffed, half-resigned. Kids these days — even the graceful ones — are primarily all thumbs. As communicators. Texting is the preferred way to share. Engaging, meaningful discourse is so five years ago. Maybe longer than that. “I remember, as a kid, sitting in a cafeteria at school with seven other guys,” Marsh said. “We talked. Eight guys had info after a while. “Now,” he added, “one guy types info on a phone or a laptop, and 100 [Twitter] followers read it.” A recent study by Sophos, a developer and vendor of security software and hardware, conducted a survey and found we carry 2.9 gadgets on average. Scarlett Madison — in a piece, “Are we carrying to many devices?” on — put that number in perspective. “We have more gadgets on us at any one time than most of us have arms,” she wrote. Practically everybody with a heartbeat owns a smartphone. A laptop is the second most popular gadget, followed by a tablet. But there’s good news for those along the North Shore

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who are worried the art of conversation will be reduced to a cold symphony of beeps, boops and clicks: Tech-abatement plans exist. Folks play the “phone stack” game at restaurants. In a New York Times article, “Step away from the phone!” Caroline Tell described the rules: “Everyone places their phones in the middle of the table; whoever looks at their device before the check arrives picks up the tab.” Lake Forest resident John Hubbard makes his three children — Lake Forest High School senior Allie; LFHS junior Jack; seventh-grader Katie — turn their phones off at the dinner table. “For 45 minutes to an hour, I try to promote conversation,” John Hubbard said. “If the answers I get to my questions are too short, the two questions I usually can rely on are, ‘What was the highlight of your day?’ and, ‘What was the lowlight of your day?’ Those get them going. “Sometimes,” he added, “my kids turn to me “Technology should be used as an additional way to communicate, as and ask about my day’s highlight and lowlight.” something supplementary. It should never replace face-to-face interacIt is a rare day when Victoria Falk does not tions,” says Winnetka resident Mary Kay Burke. Facebook (yes, it is also a verb). The Lake Forest High School senior uses it to keep in touch with photography by joel lerner friends from out of state. A West Point hopeful, she “friended” members of West Point’s women’s tennis “That was not the intent of such technology,” said Jim team. Jackimiec, chief information officer at Loyola Academy, “They’ve been helping me through the admissions prowhich implemented a 1:1 student-iPad ratio at the start cess,” said Falk, a member of two state championship tenof the 2013-14 academic year. nis teams at LFHS. “It’s pretty involved. It’s tough. “There are good technological tools that enhance edu“Social media … it can be a good thing,” she added. cation,” he added. “And the availability of information is A bad thing is when two people are in a room, feet apart incredible. There are all kinds of ways to instruct, and from one another, and they’re communicating via either electronically is one of them.” technology >> page 14 text or email. It happens — at schools, at offices, at homes. Ravinia North Shore 1-3 Heating ad_Layout 1 12/30/13 12:38 PM Page 1



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A gifted store offers the write stuff Ammer’s passion for stationery and paper goods balances well with Vanasco’s knowledge of the gift industry, creating a shopping environment for everyone from brides looking for wedding invitations to new grandmothers searching for baby baptism gifts. For Ammer and Vanasco, the name “quintessence” (literally the fifth essence, the ultimate substance of which heavenly bodies were believed to be composed in ancient times) reflects their desire to offer the best products available in their industry. With the holiday season over, customers can still find invitations and gifts for many upcoming events, such as Valentine’s Day, spring weddings and baby showers, and Mother’s Day. The North Shore Weekend spoke with Ammer to learn more about what Quintessence has to offer. What types of invitations do you sell? We do a lot of business with brides; one of the ways we do wedding invitaCarolyn Ammer is the co-owner of Quintessence Fine Papers and Gifts in tions is through the vendors we repreNorthbrook. sent, and we also do custom design work (by starting from scratch). We also have photography by george pfoertner some off-the-shelf invitations that we can print in-house, so we can turn those around very quickly. We have initiations for everything from birth■ by jenna schubert day parties and baby showers to bar/bat mitzvahs and girls’ night parties. Carolyn Ammer and Pattie Vanasco, co-owners of Quintessence Fine Papers and Gifts in Northbrook, What other paper products do you offer? got their start in the greeting-card industry when they We love greeting cards, and we try to represent worked for Recycled Paper Greetings. After the company smaller companies and independent artists. And for was sold, however, the women decided to pursue their those people who still write notes, we have blank cards, own venture. Four years ago, they opened Quintessence which we can also customize or personalize with a name. at its current location, in hopes of providing unique and And, of course we do Christmas and holiday cards. inspiring stationery, cards, invitations, and gifts.

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Tell me about your gift section. We offer gifts for all sorts of people; things such as party favors, hostess gifts, bridesmaid gifts, and baptism or new baby gifts. We have bags, cosmetic items, wine, and pillows. Many of the gifts can also be customized, such as the phone cases, tumblers, and placemats, and we carry gift items from names like Jonathan Adler and Kate Spade. Our jewelry is also unique; we try to carry local artists or smaller companies, like Deana Rose and Patricia Locke, who are both Chicago-based jewelry designers. How do you choose the vendors that you sell in your store? We try to find things that you won’t find everywhere and that aren’t necessarily available online. We shop in New York and Atlanta for ideas and attend the National Stationery Show every year. How do the stationery and gift industries complement one another? The stationery business is interesting because it’s different from the gift industry, but you can usually find trends in stationery sooner than they appear in gifts. For instance, that whimsical, vintage look that all the brides are going for now is strong in stationery, and it’s just starting to come to the gift industry; some of the tabletop stuff is becoming more whimsical. Is an appointment required to order customdesigned invitations or stationery? We always recommend making an appointment, so we can set aside the time to help customers find what they’re looking for. Why is Quintessence so important to you and your customers? We still care about the written word, and that’s not to be lost. Sending a real note or birthday card makes a big difference. Quintessence is located at 1036 Willow Road in Northbrook. For more information, call 847-498-5544, or visit ■




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of homes sold rose 7 percent, to $459,000, up from $441,000 in November 2012. Glenview and Northbrook also saw doubledigit increases in housing sales. Glenview (which also includes Golf) sales rose 20 percent, from 416 in November 2012 to 498 in November. The median price of sold homes rose 6 percent, from $456,000 in November 2012 to $485,000. Northbrook saw an 11 percent increase in home sales, from 353 in November 2012 to 393 in November. The median price of those home sales rose 3 percent, from $485,000 in November 2012 to $500,000 in November. Those home-sale numbers were typical throughout the North Shore and Barrington area, according to a local real estate expert. “Trends show an unprecedented November as summer

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A Northbrook resident has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after a citizen followed the vehicle and contacted police. Arina I. Golikova, 59, of 3110 Pheasant Creek, Apt. 316, was

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along Lake Cook. Officers said they located the vehicle at Dundee and Sanders, following it and observed several traffic violations before stopping it. Police said officers determined that the driver was intoxicated and placed her under arrest. Golikova was transported to the Northbrook Police Department where was processed and released on a ‘D’ Bond and her drivers license. Golikova is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 17.

Glenview The Meher Dance Company will be featured at the Travel and Adventure Show next weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Members of the Glenview dance troupe will perform at 2 p.m. Jan. 12 on the show’s Global Beats Stage. The troupe will present Bollywood and Indian folk dance. Meher Dance Company is involved with music video production, film


choreography. The 2014 Travel and Adventure Show will feature Travel Channel show host Samantha Brown, international guidebook author Rick Steves, and “Dangerous Grounds” host

Deerfield Area senior citizens can tour what was once the most expensive and elaborate private residence in Chicago. The Deerfield Park District’s Patty Turner Center will be

Todd Carmichael. The event will also have adventure activities, a culinary theater and dream destinations. Show hours are 10 a.m. (9:30 a.m. for travel professionals)

coordinating a tour of the Driehaus Museum on a trip run-

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It’s coming up on finals time for local students. But where

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and charged with DUI and improper lane use.

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Jackimiec taught physics at Loyola Academy for 22 years before being named to his current position in 1990. He relied on actual textbooks — the ones with tangible pages — and a chalkboard when he taught Newton’s Laws and vector principles. “High tech back then was having colored chalk,” Jackimiec cracked. “But there’s room for an old-school style of teaching today. Sometimes our teachers tell their students, ‘OK, put your iPads under your chairs.’ ” Mary Kay Burke noticed a man bow his head in a pew at church one Sunday. But he didn’t do so to pray. “He was looking at his phone, trying to be surreptitious about it,” said Burke, a broker at Coldwell Banker Real Estate in Winnetka. “It’s pervasive, how dependent people are on gadgets. It’s also sad. “Technology has made my job easier and more efficient. But it should be used as an additional way to communicate, as something supplementary. It should never replace face-toface interactions. Nor should it replace phone calls.” Deerfield High School senior Addison Jacoby toted around a cell phone for the first time in the sixth grade. He was told to use it only for emergencies. Jacoby’s very first text, though, wasn’t an urgent one. “I texted, ‘Hello,’ to my mom [Elaine],” Jacoby recalled. “It was a test text. Mom … she texted me back with the same message. Her ‘Hello’ had a lot of exclamation points after it. “That was a big jump, going from fifth to sixth grade,” he added. “Kids start having more responsibilities in the sixth grade, more freedom.” Jake Stotter, another DHS senior, handled his first cell phone at around the same time Jacoby did. Stotter used a Motorola Razr. “It was the coolest thing,” said Stotter, a varsity outfielder/ pitcher like Jacoby. “I do check my phone every five seconds these days; it’s a part of my lifestyle. It’s good to have around, because I’ve been receiving emails from college [baseball] coaches.” Marsh and his wife, Cheryl, were recently at a table in a restaurant when he noticed what was going on at another table. A girl, around 4 years old, was watching a Disney movie on a tablet. Her parents had set the tablet up for her, probably after rearranging napkins and moving the salt and pepper shakers. Marsh probably shook his head again. “I told my wife, ‘Take a look at that,’ ” he said. “Everybody, it seems, is so plugged in. They’re getting information so fast. They have access to entertainment at any time. “In today’s world, it’s possible to have worldwide information in your pocket,” he added. “You know something? That’s great, just great. But the way these kids today are communicating, the way so many of them are sitting together at a table, looking down and texting … I liked the old way of communicating.” ■

where they want to move, and they have to leave friends and family,” said Liverpool. “Kids Rank comes in to help them recognize this transition, that it How does one become the is a big deal and that it will be difficult, Military Spouse of the Year? but that they are capable of doing this For Kelcey Liverpool, it was and can really excel.” the culmination of being a Liverpool and her two daughters, Nya complaisant wife, working and Nina, have gone through four move parent and the founder of a assignments. The girls even attended military-themed non-profit, three different schools one year. One Kids Rank. assignment took them all the way to At Naval Station Great Japan when the kids were just two and Lakes, the Navy spouse came four years old. Liverpool was amazed at up with the idea of a club for their positive outlook and how well they kids to celebrate their miliadjusted to each move. tary culture. Think Boys The family also has to deal with not and Girls Scouts, but instead always having dad around. Rudy spent of patches, members work the last year overseas in Greece and toward earning various ribonly recently finished a month’s break bons — such as bravery, courKelcey Liverpool, who founded Kids with the family. The girls are planage or gratitude — to pin on Rank, gets together with her husband, ning a cross-country visit to see him in their vests at ceremonies. Navy serviceman Rudoff, and their California, where he will be stationed “They earn them through daughters Nya and Nina. for three years. community service,” Many military kids share similar explained Liverpool, who experiences, leading Liverpool to the devised the plan with her husgrand idea of having a club base near every military band and Navy serviceman Rudoff Liverpool in 2011. base to act as a constant in kids’ lives. “The way their parents serve the country, they are “When you’re checking in at your next military serving the community.” installation, the parent can check in and the kids In the last year and a half, the original Illinois can check in with their rank, a club there to welcome chapter has helped almost 20 organizations through them as they transition,” said Liverpool. acts of service. During the structured meetings, Up until this past October, the Liverpools funded which begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Kids Rank from their own pockets. Their first fundKids Rank creed, members design their projects and raiser, which honored former army paratrooper Jesse participate in team-building exercises. They recently White at Highland Park’s Art Center, raised more collaborated with the Red Cross to make two video than $20,000. The money is going towards facilitaholiday cards for troops overseas. Their next big tor training so that the program can be launched event, which partners with Operation Military Kids, across the nation. Liverpool plans to start a club in will be a family game night in April. Last year, they had various games, Wii, karaoke and food donated by Virginia by the end of the year, and there have been requests from Florida and Hawaii. UNO. Kids Rank is literally on the brink of someThe mission of Kids Rank is twofold: to celebrate thing big. Once the necessary funds come in, the positive characteristics of military kids and to the Liverpools have first-class backing from the encourage them to recognize their strengths. White House. Liverpool was invited to the House “I don’t think that they always see that it’s kind by “Joining Forces,” the military family support of amazing that they do all this; they are not asked

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That yearbook smile may be sign of future marital bliss ■ by joanna brown When you think of all the reasons why your marriage works, your high school yearbook photo probably didn’t make the list. And yet, researchers from DePauw University in Indiana found a correlation between those two wildly unrelated things. A team led by associate professor of psychology Matthew Hertenstein measured people’s emotional displays in hundreds of college yearbook photos, and then considered the subject’s marital status. It turned out that those who smiled least in their photos were about five times more likely to divorce at some point in their lives compared to those who smiled most. A second study by the same group reached the same conclusion. They asked people 55 and older in an unnamed Midwestern town to share childhood photos. People as old as 91 agreed, and handed over 200 photos from a wide spectrum of situations. The average age in the childhood photos was 10, but the results were the same as the previous study of college yearbooks: stoic children were more likely to divorce as adults. Mr. Hertenstein is clear that smiling did not cause any outcome, nor is it necessarily a valid predictor of divorce. The tendency to smile as children and adult divorce rates are correlated, and the link has yet to be explained. But Northbrook dentist Mark Humenik (who works with his wife, by the way) assured me that the potency of a warm smile is immeasurable. He knows from 20+ years in practice – working with patients across the country – that a smile is a reflection of self-confidence. We wondered if self-confidence was the link between smiling adolescents and happily married adults. “When you’re happy about your appearance and happy about yourself, that just radiates out into everything you do,” Dr. Humenik explained. Dr. Humenik has countless examples from his local practice, but also from the last few

years he’s spent traveling as a volunteer with Mission of Mercy, a national organization that puts on two-day dental clinics to provide free care for people who would otherwise be unable to receive it. Patients line up days before the clinics open, and Dr. Humenik often stops to talk to them while the volunteers are still setting up. “The first people we see in line are those who are in pain or have swelling, and the next are those who need replacements for their front teeth,” he explained. “They will spend a day and a half sleeping outside sometimes to get their front teeth replaced. It’s moving to see and to talk to them about it.” A 2012 clinic at the Lake County Fair Grounds brought care to more than 1,200 people, valued at $1 million. Another Illinois Mission of Mercy will be held in Peoria this summer. “In my practice, when we see a new patient whose front teeth are broken or worn down, we find that men will often grow a big mustache to hide it. And when we restore their smile and complete treatment we find that they frequently come back to the office having shaved their mustaches. Women have other ways to hide, either with hand gestures or they look away when they talk to you. It’s definitely a sign of self-confidence.” Maybe it’s self-confidence bubbling over in smiling students who grow into happily married people. But a beautiful smile isn’t just aesthetic, the doctor reminded me. It’s a big part of good health. “Whole body health starts with the mouth,” Dr. Humenik explained. “When you can chew properly and get good nutrition, good digestion, it snowballs from there and everything feels better.” Love & Marriage columnist Joanna Brown can be reached at ■

Kohl Children’s Museum Annual Gala photography by bob carl “An Evening to Imagine: Step by Step, Note by Note” was a night last fall that honored Welz Kauffman, president and CEO of Ravinia Festival, during the Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago’s annual black-tie gala at its Glenview location. More than 480 supporters gathered for an evening of music, dining, and dancing held under a tented space on the museum’s nine-acre campus, as well as throughout its numerous indoor exhibits. Co-chaired by John and Fran Edwardson of Winnetka, the night focused on Kauffman’s effort to introduce music education and appreciation to audiences at a very young age. The night garnered $600,000, going on to support the organization’s operations, including arts and science programming, services for children with special needs, and outreach to children and families in low-income communities.

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sunday breakfast ■ by david sweet More than 30 years ago, recently graduated from Northwestern University, Charlie Potter began a migration. He started at the end of the road below the Arctic Circle in Canada. Six months later, where the Mississippi River pours into the Gulf of Mexico, he stopped.

 The trip following the waterfowl migration down the Mississippi Flyway was a seminal adventure.
 “I was stunned at the amount of wetland loss and the terrible water quality of the Mississippi River and its tributaries,” says Potter, a Lake Forest resident. “I read the accounts of the historic duck clubs in their hunting logs and realized that in less than 100 years we had mostly destroyed one of the greatest wetland ecosystems on earth.” Today, Potter is president and CEO of the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, a national leader in conservation based outside of Chicago. It aims to unite the public and private sectors to develop a modern-day business model that will deliver the greatest impact for advancing America’s outdoor heritage and conservation mission. “Our view is that there is plenty of money — but funds can be more effectively spent on the federal and state level while Charlie Potter leveraging the private sector’s involvement and resources, ” says Potter, sipping a glass of water at The Deer Path Inn during a snowy evening.

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 “The media does not understand that the conservation movement — the proper use and management of natural resources — has been hijacked by environmental extremists,” he says. “Our tenet is science should dictate, not emotion. People think, ‘Nature will take care of itself.’ That’s not true.”

 As an example, Potter cites an exploding deer population on the North Shore.

 “Many municipalities will not permit the culling of deer. So, good luck growing tulips. And they carry diseases such as tick lyme that can be given to humans.” For many years Potter served on the board of the Lake Forest Open Lands Association, a non-profit created in 1967 which maintains more than 800 acres in town. He credits local land trusts and open-space groups for the impact they have on the national conservation movement.

 “ L F OL A and Openlands, run by G erald Adelmann, are among the best-run open space groups in America. We are very lucky to have them acting on behalf of conservation for this region.” Growing up on a farm with a large marsh in Lake County, Potter illustration by barry blitt loved exploring, hunting and fishing at an early age. By middle school, he was reading the works of naturalists John Muir and Aldo Leopold. His parents, Charlie and Barbara, were passionate about preserving open space in Lake County, and he was also strongly influenced by Gaylord Donnelley — the former chairman of R.R. Donnelley and one-time president of Ducks Unlimited — who was dedicated to conservation throughout his life.

Five years after his jaunt down the Mississippi Flyway, Potter bought a farm in Mississippi dedicated to hunting and agriculture. He soon discovered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers planned a project to run through the middle of his newly purchased property. 

 “I was going to lose the whole thing and get nothing for it,” he recalls. Aided by dozens of like-minded landowners who also expected to suffer from the $2 billion plan — the largest wetland drainage project at that time, which would have significantly reduced waterfowl and sportfish in the Mississippi Flyway — Potter helped halt it.

 “We stopped them through public pressure,” he says. “That started a lifetime of trying to rein in the Corps of Engineers and trying to rein in wasteful wetland drainage projects.” 

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Potter — who has written for Field & Stream and Outdoor Life, among others, and who has authored a book about his travels called “Following The Flight” — enjoys a national voice on conservation thanks to “The Great Outdoors,” which is broadcast Sunday mornings on WGN Radio. Though the outdoorsman had no training in radio, he was hired as its host 15 years ago. He’s interviewed presidential candidates and obscure scientists.

 “For me it’s a joy. It allows me to talk to people across the country who love the outdoors,” says Potter. “The beauty of radio today is it’s all podcast, all archived. We have the ability to build content that lives forever.”

 When asked about his favorite Sunday Breakfast on the North Shore, an indoor restaurant doesn’t make the cut.

 “It is sitting anchored on my boat off Lake Forest beach watching the summer sun tip the horizon,” notes Potter, who can share it with his wife Julie and children Alexandra, Trey and Prescott. “If I’m lucky, I will even have fresh fish for breakfast.”

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taking piano lessons? Russell Stern: I was five and a half. GS: So, were you one of those kids who would rather have been playing outside or were you good about practicing? RS: Really both. I loved playing outside. My older sisters played piano before me. I asked for my chance to play and I always asked if I could practice more [laughs]. GS: What pianists would you consider to be the greatest influence on your playing style? RS: There are so many different styles. As a classical pianist, Vladimir Horowitz. But I also love Oscar Peterson, and Keith Emerson from Emerson, Lake and Palmer. GS: So, jazz and progressive rock, too. RS: Yes, a combination of classical jazz and progressive rock. Different influences like that. GS: As a composer, who would you cite as your strongest influences? RS: I would say Chopin, Puccini and Leonard Bernstein. GS: You mentioned your various influences. Are these also the people you would listen to for pleasure? RS: Yes, but it’s such a large array. I’m a lover of all types of music. I write musical theater as well. In 2007, I got a master of fine arts in musical theater composing from NYU. I love musical theater, I love rock music, all types. When I was growing up I was a big fan of rock and still am. There are all different styles of music I love to listen to. On my radio I have (programmed) WFMT the Russell Stern classical station, a jazz station, a classic photography by joel lerner rock station. It’s a whole mixture. It just depends on how I’m feeling at the time. GS: According to your website,, you ■ by gregg shapiro have two CDs available: Awakening and Secrets of the Deerfield resident Russell Stern is a man in demand. Night. How did you go about deciding what you wanted to include on your CDs? An accomplished concert pianist, Stern has served as RS: At the time I’m creating a CD I have written most music director for a number of regional religious instituof the music already. It’s music I’ve been writing over a tions and continues to do so for Glenview’s Our Lady of Perpetual Help. period of time that I used for concerts or special occasions Stern, who holds a master’s degree in musical theater or different situations. By the time I’m creating a CD, I’m from New York University, also composes original music usually adding a few more new pieces and then I’m putand has released two CDs, the latest being Awakening. ting it all together and forming it into a CD. Sometimes His CDs are available via I have an outline and I have a vision that this would be Gregg Shapiro: Russell, at what age did you begin

a good song to put here. It almost tells a story and it just starts to form itself. GS: You performed a CD release concert for Awakening in November at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Glenview. What was that experience like for you? RS: It was an amazing experience. We had a full crowd there. It was a special, precious experience to be able to share these songs that I’ve been recording for the last several months. Just to have a chance to perform the CD in its entirety, in order, was really exciting and thrilling. GS: In addition to being a solo performer, you are someone who plays well with others, as is evident on your CDs which feature other musicians, including your wife Susan who can be heard singing. Can you please say something about the role collaboration with others plays in your work? RS: I love collaborating. I feel like when I’m working with others there’s a whole other level of inspiration that comes through. There’s a connection that helps bring it to another level. I’m also a professional accompanist and have performed a lot in that way. It’s something that I love to do. When I write for musical theater I collaborate with lyricists. It’s always a very rich experience. GS: Are there productions of your musical theater collaborations in the works? RS: Presently I’m writing with a team in New York. We are at the early stages so there isn’t a production scheduled yet. But that’s what we’re aiming for. GS: You have a long history of creating music for communities of faith, so I would imagine this time of year, with all of the winter holidays, must be a busy time for you. If so, would you like to mention some of your musical highlights for the month of December? RS: I’m the music director at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, so it was a busy and important month with Christmas. There are many additional services during the month of Advent. I direct about five choirs there. A children’s choir, a teen choir, adult choir, all different types of groups. There are several instrumentalists that I work with there, too. There’s a lot of preparation. The focus right now is on all the services at the church. I also play for synagogues. I am playing at KAM on the South Side and also at Congregation Solel in Highland Park. I’m also playing for an Eckankar worship service in Minnesota. Eckankar is called the religion of the light and sound. That’s been the faith of my wife and I for the last 35 years. GS: You are a Deerfield resident. What do you like best about living in Deerfield? RS: It’s really peaceful [laughs]. I enjoy walking on my walks through the neighborhood. I actually know a lot more people in Glenview because I work at the church. I find that the people are incredibly loving and supportive and generous. ■






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A tragedy prompted building of Evanston lighthouse ■ by bob gariano On a cold winter day in 1674, Jesuit Father Jacques Marquette camped on a barren and icy promontory he called Grosse Point, a salient reaching out into Lake Michigan in what is today Evanston. Marquette stopped there on his way from Green Bay en route to winter with the Inoca tribe, who were at their cold-weather encampment near where the current city of Chicago now stands. He would be the first European to make such intimate contact with these indigenous people. Grosse Point was wind-swept and desolate even for this irrepressible evangelist. He noted in his diary that “this land, bordering the lake, is of no value.” In spite of Marquette’s opinion, his contemporary, French explorer Louis Jolliet, was certain that the terrain where the Chicago River met Lake Michigan would one day be of vital military and commercial importance. Jolliet envisioned a future when this area would be a crucial hub in an inland trade system through the continent’s interior, linking the Great Lakes with the Mississippi River and eventually with the Gulf of Mexico. With the completion of the Erie Canal in 1824 and the Illinois and Michigan Canal in 1848, Jolliet’s vision became reality. Chicago became the central point of this vast maritime network. As lake traffic increased, mariners found that the inclement weather in the Great

Lakes was every bit as hazardous as the fog and storms in ocean sailing environments. Sailors understand that, even with the ferocity of waves and wind, it is the land, not the water, that creates danger for vessels. So it was that the shoals and shallows along Lake Michigan’s shore north of Chicago became an untenable threat to shipping. The dangers achieved national attention early on Sept. 8, 1860 when the passenger steamer Lady Elgin collided with a ponderous lumber-carrying schooner, the Augusta. More than 300 people perished when the Lady Elgin sank after the collision in the frigid and fog-shrouded waters. The people of Evanston, many of whom helped survivors from the water, petitioned Congress to fund the building of a lighthouse on the spot. Eleven years later, Congress approved the project. Building began in 1872 under direction of Civil War hero, Orlando Poe. The lighthouse project was completed in late 1873. The beacon first provided guidance to shipping when the season opened in March 1874. In the days before electric lamps, constructing an optical system to signal ships miles out in the lake was a considerable challenge. Fortunately European lens makers had been experimenting with such optical systems for more than half a century before the Grosse Point lighthouse was built. Lighthouses require big optical lenses to concentrate and project the light, and the Fresnel lens is the only way to make such large systems viable. According to Smithsonian magazine, the first Fresnel lens (designed by French physicist AugustinJean Fresnel) was used in 1823 in the Cordouan lighthouse at the mouth of the Gironde estuary. Its light could

be seen from more than 20 miles out. Scottish physicist Sir David Brewster is credited with convincing the United Kingdom to adopt these lenses into their lighthouses. The Fresnel lens design allows the construction of lenses of large aperture and short focal length without the mass and volume of material that would be required in a conventional design. A Fresnel lens can be made much thinner than a comparable conventional lens, in some modern cases taking the form of a flat sheet. Sometimes these flat Fresnel lens are used today in computer displays. Initially the Grosse Point lighthouse used a threewick oil lamp to project a beam that could be seen some 21 miles out into the lake. The tower, which stands 113 feet high, was topped by the optical system and beacon. It took three lighthouse keepers and a technician to keep the beacon operating during shipping season. In 1934 a photoelectric system was installed and this meant that the facility could be operated without full time people in attendance. With the advent of modern GPS navigation, the lighthouse has lost most of its earlier utility. Today, Evanston’s Grosse Point lighthouse is among 300 lighthouses still standing in the United States. It is recognized as a National Historic Landmark and is scheduled for a complete refurbishment in 2014. Located at the intersection of Central Street and Sheridan Road in Evanston, the lighthouse is open to the public free of charge year round and tours are held contingent on weather. Main Street columnist Bob Gariano can be reached at ■

Doctor makes herself heard through passion for audiology ■ by angelika labno During a recent business trip in Florida, Dr. Lori Ann Halvorson of Lake Forest Hearing Professionals crossed paths with Sharnell, the maid of her hotel room. Sharnell communicated only through pen and paper, as she had profound hearing loss. Upon finding out that the woman had young children, the audiologist wanted to give her the gift of hearing. Recently, Halvorson—who has an office is Northfield— flew back to Florida to outfit Sharnell with Bluetoothcompatible hearing aids. “This is better than me getting a Christmas present; she can engage in the spirit of the Christmas season, hearing her children’s laughter and the joyous sound of Christmas music,” said Halvorson, dubbed the “Angel Hearing Doctor” by the maid. “More of us should seize the opportunity to spread some goodwill around society.” Sharnell’s situation is not unique. People in need of hearing aids disregard them because of cost, misconceptions or their association of aging. Hearing loss, however, affects young and old alike. Halvorson, who follows studies on hearing and the brain, states that avoiding treatment for hearing loss shrinks the brain two percent faster each year. thus reducing cognition, processing and memory. “You’d be surprised how many people get passed up for job promotions because they appear not as sharp or attentive, but in actuality, they have some hearing loss and are not catching everything at a board meeting,” said Halvorson. With ever-advancing technology, there are now several

alternatives to the traditional hearing aid. A practitioner for over 25 years, Halvorson attends conferences all over the world to stay atop her field. She was one of four providers in the world chosen to participate in the beta study of Lyric, a semi-permanent hearing aid. Lyric is placed a few millimeters from the eardrum, making it invisible from the outside, and is only replaced every two to three months (approximately when its battery dies). The aids are custom programmed to individual hearing needs. Halvorson and Dr. Sam Marzo from Loyola University are also the only providers in the Midwest to offer Esteem, the sole FDA-approved fully implanted hearing device. The device works with one’s anatomy to send natural vibrations to the cochlea. The result is a more authentic sound. Halvorson and Esteem are hosting an informational lunch seminar on Jan. 15 at Lake Forest’s Deer Path Inn (more information at “Soon it will be like the pacemaker — more common and readily accepted,” said Halvorson. “We only work with the ‘best of the best’ and [Halvorson] is certainly a ‘top gun’ audiologist with an absolutely impressive practice, including the recent addition of Dr. Thomas Cristal,” said Brent Lucas, business development director of Envoy Medical, the maker of Esteem. “The North Shore is very lucky to have such a high-caliber practice in their backyard.” For those with single-sided hearing loss, Halvorson might suggest SoundBite, a prosthetic hearing device that transmits sound through the teeth. Halvorson was the first private practice in the country to work with the

Dr. Lori Ann Halvorson

photography by joel lerner product. A microphone is worn on the ear with the hearing loss, and a custom bridge device in the mouth sends bone conduction signal from the teeth to the better ear. The bridge, which sits between the back two molars like retainer, easily snaps on and off. Because it is considered a prosthetic, many insurances will cover it. ■


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Fasianos proving to be a valuable addition to Deerfield program ■ by bob gosman Deerfield High School senior Stefanos Fasianos calls the United States the land of opportunity. And he’s determined to make the most of his chance – on and off the basketball court. “There’s a lot of economic struggle in Greece right now,” Fasianos said. “We wanted to find a way to the United States.” Stefanos’ odyssey began — in earnest — two years ago. He moved from Greece to Jacksonville, Fla., to play for Arlington Country Day, a perennial basketball power. After one year, he moved with his dad to Deerfield and has become an integral part of his new team. He is averaging about eight points and four rebounds per game for the Warriors (10-4). He also has demonstrated the ability to guard everyone from point guards to power forwards. One of his best all-around games came against Lake Park High School on Dec. 23 in the opening game of the Wheeling Hardwood Classic. He had 12 points, nine rebounds and five assists in the Warriors’ 54-42 victory. “He’s very athletic with good offensive skills,” Deerfield coach Dan McKendrick said. “Defensively, he can really lock down on an individual when he wants to.” As a junior at Arlington Country Day, Fasianos saw limited minutes on a team stocked with future college players. “It was hard to get more playing time, but it was good for me and made me more competitive,” he said. For his senior year, he wanted to go to a top academic school where he would also be able to play a key role on the basketball team. Fasianos visited Deerfield last spring, and it was quickly clear it was the right place for him and his father. Fasianos’ mother and older sister are still in Greece. In school, Fasianos has a particular interest in math, physics and economics and is doing well academically. On the court, his transition was seamless. “He’s a great teammate,” senior point guard Eric Porter said. “He’s positive and encouraging at all times.” Added McKendrick: “He didn’t come in and try to be super aggressive. He’s (humble) and he did a tremendous job of (blending in). He works hard at practice and has a positive attitude.” Fasianos said his teammates embraced him right away. “From the first day I stepped in the gym everyone treated me great,” Fasianos said. Fasianos said basketball and soccer are the two most popular sports in Greece. Basketball continued to move to the forefront following the 2006 FIBA World Championships, when Greece defeated the U.S. team led by LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Carmelo Anthony. Fasianos said there are some clear differences between the European and American games. The American game is more physical and fast paced; the European style features less contact and more movement and three-pointers. This season, Fasianos is making about 40 percent of his threes. “His game is very smooth,” McKendrick said. “He’s got that European flair; he likes to do finger rolls and step throughs. He’s a kid who can play above the rim a little bit.” His versatility gives Deerfield extra options on both ends of the floor. “He’s a really good slasher and that opens up the court for everyone,” Porter said. “On defense, he’s long and athletic and can shut people down.” Clearly, Fasianos is not afraid of a challenge – or a travel adventure. Next year, he will move on to play some level of college basketball. For now, though, he couldn’t be happier that Deerfield was the most recent punch on his passport.

Stefanos Fasianos of the Warriors dishes a pass to a teammate during tournament action against St. Viator.

Notable: Porter earned all-tournament honors for the Warriors, who finished 3-1 and defeated Vernon Hills 65-57 in the fifth-place game at the Hardwood Classic on Dec. 28. Porter had 10 points against the Cougars. His best outing came in a win over Glenbrook South 71-58, when he made 11 of 12 free throws and finished with 17 points. He also had five assists and five steals. In the opening game, a 54-42 decision

photography by joel lerner over Lake Park, Porter had 12 points and seven assists. And, in a 66-47 setback to St. Viator on Dec. 26, Porter had eight points … Fellow senior Michael Alfieri was a stat stuffer in three of the games: nine points and nine rebounds against Lake Park; 16 points, eight rebounds and three assists against GBS; and 14 points, 10 rebounds and three assists against VH … Jack Lieb was locked in against VH, tallying 18 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. He had 10 points and four rebounds against St. Viator … Jack Gurvey finished with 10 points against VH. ■




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Value Judgment

GBS's Nikitas earns all-tourney honors at Hardwood Classic

Danny Nikitas of the Titans eyes the rim on a fast-break basket against Prospect during last week's tourney at Wheeling.

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■ by t.j. brown Danny Nikitas’ value is easily seen. All that you have to do is study the box score of a game like Glenbrook South’s 62-41 win over Niles Notre Dame in the opening round of last week’s Wheeling Hardwood Classic. But it isn’t truly appreciated until you see him play a game like the Titans’ 68-61 win over Niles North in the seventh-place game on Dec. 28. In the former, Nikitas’ scoring and play-making skills were evident from his line: 22 points on 61.5 percent shooting from the field (4-from-6 from three-point range), along with four assists and three steals. In the latter, Nikitas managed just 10 points — on just four field goal attempts —despite playing just about the entire game. Nikitas’ 10 points came in important situations, and his ball-handling was another key as the Titans (8-6, 1-1 CSL South) finished the four-game tournament on a high note. Nikitas was honored for his efforts. He was named to the all-tournament team. “Danny is a great leader,” Glenbrook South coach Ben Widner said. “(Niles North) focused on not letting him score. They gave him a lot of attention, but he still got some key baskets. He handled the ball so well the entire game, and that is a real aggressive, real good defensive team.” Nikitas’ big buckets? Trailing by two late in the second quarter, Nikitas drove the lane for a layup to tie the game. On the next possession, Nikitas missed a shot but teammate Johnny Cowhey got the putback at the buzzer to send the Titans to halftime with a lead. As the final seconds ticked away in the third quarter, Nikitas again took advantage of a 1-on-1 matchup and drove the lane from the right to extend GBS’ lead to seven. And then there were the 4-of-4 free throws he made in the game’s final minute to put the game away. “I don’t need to score, but I love closing games out — at the free-throw line especially,” said Nikitas, who is exploring playing at Division III schools like Lake Forest and Lawrence next year. “I didn’t score a lot, but the guards were pressuring me that it opened up so much more for my teammates,” he said. “I love having my teammates do well like they did (Saturday night).” Teammates like sophomore Jimmy Martinelli, who scored 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the field and Peter Heles, whose 10 points off the bench gave the Titans a big lift in the second half. Notable: The win against Niles North for seventh-place in the 16-team tournament featured big play from bench players Martinelli and Heles. Heles made two big three-pointers in the fourth quarter and drew a charge on Niles North star Duante Stephens that helped put the game away. Martinelli punctuated his best game at the varsity level to date with a 10-foot jump shot at the 1:21 mark that put GBS up 64-61. “Our ball movement was the best it’s been all year,” Martinelli said. “I think our guards and big men were doing a good job feeding each other and looking for the open man.” Glenbrook South followed the opening round win against Notre Dame with a 52-51 loss to Prospect Dec. 26 and a 71-58 loss to Deerfield Dec. 27. In the loss to Prospect, Paul Jones led GBS with 11 points, while Nikitas added 10, Connor McCarthy and Devin Maki 8 each. McCarthy added 8 rebounds. In the loss to Deerfield, the Titans led by one at the half before Warriors pulled away in the fourth quarter. McCarthy led the Titans with 14 points and five assists, while Maki and Nikitas each scored 12. “It was a disappointment for us because we know we can play better than we did (against Deerfield),” Nikitas said. ■

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Glenbrook North's Bareiss makes all-tournament




■ by kevin reiterman Right now, it’s a struggle. The Glenbrook North girls basketball team has managed only two wins so far this season. But assistant coach Danielle Fluegge is looking beyond the 2-12 won-loss record. “We’re going through some growing pains,” said Fluegge, who filled in for head coach Renee Brosnan (maternity leave) at the St. Viator Snowflake Tournament. “We’re playing a lot of underclassmen who are getting used to the varsity game.” Four sophomores — Miranda Weber, Ilana Malman, Lannie Gruemmer and Claire Hanrahan — are receiving significant minutes. “Down the line … there’s some major potential with this team,” said Fluegge, a Glenbrook South graduate who player her college basketball at Loyola University. “The sky’s the limit.” GBN went 1-3 in the 31st Annual Snowflake. Led by Maddie Bareiss, the Spartans topped Fenton 45-41 on Dec. 27. Bareiss, a senior guard, was the team’s leading scorer (10 points) in a 39-37 setback to Guerin Prep on Dec. 28. And she also was in double figures in the team’s loss to Northside Prep 70-58 on Dec. 23. For her efforts, Bareiss was rewarded. She was named to the all-tournament team. Weber, meanwhile, opened the tournament in fine fashion. The 5-foot-10 sophomore center put 21 points in the book in the opener against Northside Prep. But her big effort came with a cost. She missed the remaining three games of the tourney with a back injury. For the season, Weber is averaging double digits in scoring and rebounding. “She’s a fantastic player,” said Fluegge. “She’s a player to watch.” The coach is not clear when Weber will return. “We’ll play it by ear,” Fluegge said. “With backs, you don’t want to mess around.” GBN also played the tournament without its senior captain: forward Ashley Cohn. She is sidelined with a thumb injury.

Fast action: Glenbrook North's Maddie Bareiss brings the ball upcourt during play at the Snowflake Tournament at St. Viator High School.

photography by joel lerner Malman definitely had a nice tourney. The sophomore guard tallied 16 points against Northside, while she scored 13 against Fenton. In the Guerin game, GBN received nine points from Hanrahan and seven points from Gruemmer. And, in the 56-27 setback to Regina Dominican, junior Kari Scott hit a pair of three-pointers in the second half to lead the team with eight points. ■



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For jeff and Laura, Spain offers a perfect getaway

We went to Spain with the kids (Jake and Kate), and one of the best parts of the trip was when we went to Ronda, a little mountain town. The city is divided by this massive gorge. Puente Nuevo — which means the “new bridge,” which was built in the 18th century — is about 100 yards across. We were just amazed they were building like that so long ago. We hiked from the top of the gorge all the way to the bottom below the waterfall. The hotel we stayed at, Hotel Ronda, is really a converted home with seven rooms — we had two since they were so small. The cobblestone street was so narrow, cars couldn’t drive down it. We walk around and saw the Arab baths — there’s so much history you can see because it’s such a small place.

“The cobblestone street was so narrow, cars couldn’t drive down it. We walk around and saw the Arab baths — there’s so much history you can see because it’s such a small place.” The restaurant in Ronda is Don Miguel. It was hugging the side of the cliff. Jeff ordered pescado and got the entire fish — head, tail, bones and all. We went to Barcelona. There was a restaurant on the street as wide as an alley that was called Los Torereros. We just said to bring us something. They brought us 20 tapas. We ate tapas until we couldn’t eat tapas anymore. We went to La Boqueria every morning for breakfast, the local farmers market where we could get pastries, fresh-squeezed juices, fruit, Iberian ham and pizza for breakfast and saw the locals picking up everything from sheep’s heads to kidneys to monkfish for dinner. Laura and Jeff Reynolds, as told to David Sweet

North Shore residents Laura Reynolds and her husband Jeff enjoyed their trip to Spain.

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