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MIRACLES ON MILTON ROAD

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

APRIL 2018

Spring Hopes Eternal SUN, WARMTH, LIGHT, GREEN, REGENERATION, REBIRTH… SPRING IS PERENNIALLY MY FAVORITE SEASON. For me it’s about becoming immersed in fresh growth and new beginnings… getting back in touch with nature in its regenerative fullness. I’ve grown peppers and plants and a moderately diverse variety of veggies at home for years now, via that time-tested technique called “Spending Big Bucks On Established Plants at The Garden Store and Sticking Them In A Pot.TM” (Bonus Feature: no green thumb required!). This year we’re taking one tentative step closer to nature: starting everything from seed. (“That’s… one small step for man; one giant leap for vegetablekind.”) By the time this issue hits the presses and sprouts online, I’ll either be preparing some of our thriving seedlings to move outdoors, or driving on back to the Garden Store, hat (and wallet) in hand for round two. In January, local conservation group Conserve Lake County merged into Openlands. With their united capacity, they are better equipped to protect open space and expand conservation programs to serve Lake County residents. The popular Conservation@Home program continues this year under Openlands; Lake County property owners can now book their own free on-site consultation, and walk their property with an ecologist to identify conservation-friendly projects that fit their goals and lifestyle. A one-of-a-kind home that set a benchmark-high score with Conservation@Home is featured in this issue; thanks to Joe Barry and Georgia Cawley for opening their “one-with-nature” home to us. (Note: Joe and Georgia are moving on to build a new home totally off-grid on some acreage in Hawaii, restoring Ohia and Koa woodland and starting an organic farm. To quote Wayne and Garth: “We’re not worthy!”) The rest of this month’s stories, focused on living healthily, responsibly and sustainably, are chock-full of natural goodness as well: + Health and fitness expert Sean Lee helps us appreciate five great reasons to shop your local Farmers Market. + Publisher Michael Beightol puts the pedal to the metal with how you can “Drive What Larry Drives.” + Travel professional Sue Shimkus takes you to Europe, where nature’s glory and human history epically collide (and even collude). + Partners For Progress board member Karen Warlin shares the Miracles on Milton Road – a true tale of how talented hippotherapists work with heroic horses to help heal humans with a variety of challenges.

PUBLISHER

Michael Beightol | Michael.Beightol@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

Stephen Neilson | Stephen.Neilson@LifestylePubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Michael Beightol, Sean Lee, Stephen Neilson, Sue Shimkus CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Michael Beightol, Georgia Cawley, Laura Lambertsen, Stephen Neilson

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INSIDE THE ISSUE APRIL 2018

FEATURES 18 Get The Real Deal Farmers Markets Unwrapped

20 At Home... With Nature Here Comes The Sun

24 Miracles on Milton Road Stories of Horses and Healing Steps

28 Drive What Larry Drives This Eco-friendly Ride is Quite the Upgrade

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34 Nature Meets History See the Old World in a New Way

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Realty Report

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Culinary Creations

24 Giving Back 28 Driver’s Notebook 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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Buffalo Creek Brewery Hosts Lake Zurich Chamber "After Hours" Event Those who attended Buffalo Creek Brewery's recent Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce "After Hours" event enjoyed fine brews by owner Mike Marr in their expansive Bavarian-style taproom and  a range of delicious delights from other local vendors. Many looked  forward to enjoying  Buffalo Creek's outdoor beergarden as summer warmth approaches.

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AMITA Opens New Care Center in Lake Zurich AMITA Health Group officially opened its new ambulatory care center (on Rand Road north of Jewel) in March with a Ribbon Cutting by the Lake Zurich Chamber and village officials. Under the direction of long-time Lake Zurich physician, Stewart Segal, M.D., the center started treating patients earlier this year.  

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1. Foreground, L-R: April Wirkus (Holiday Inn Express), Janet Robinson (Copper Fiddle) & Chris Geimer (Chris Geimer Design) | 2. It’s Official! | 3. Mayor Tom Poynton (Lake Zurich) & Sara Odland-Beyna (AMITA Health) | 4. Ready for Patients.

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GOOD TIMES 1.

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Wauconda Forever! WACC-sponsored EXPO Brings Energy, Snakes, and Vibranium

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"Wauconda Forever!" The recent WACC-sponsored Wauconda Business & Community EXPO kept things lively, celebrating community with over 65 businesses, charities and informational booths, craft show, live entertainment, career fair, health fair, and live exhibit of animals for kids and parents alike to pet, get close to, and take selfies with. 

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1. Getting in touch. | 2. Snelfie (Selfie with Snake). | 3. Wauconda Forever! Trustee Tim Howe snaps masked citizens in “Black Panther” mode. | 4. WACC President and Wauconda Car Care owner Scott Stetz. | 5. Mathnasium Wauconda Owner Oscar Im. | 6. Threads Associate Jen Egan, with Realtor Julianna Somers.

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AROUND TOWN

LAKE ZURICH GARDEN CLUB ANNUAL PLANT SALE The Garden Club of Lake Zurich, which meets the first Tuesday every month at 7 pm at St. Matthews in Hawthorn Woods, is holding its eagerly anticipated annual plant sale in May. Features include annuals, perennials, herbs, shrubs, house plants and much more. Shoppers are encouraged to learn more about the plants they purchase which in most cases are grown and raised by club members. The sale is Saturday, May 19, 8:30 am to noon at Ela Public Library, 275 Mohawk Road in Lake Zurich.

Claire Slattery, new Executive Director of the Ancient Oaks Foundation.

privately and publicly owned oak woodlands and natural areas and Claire will be an integral part of our growth.   We look forward to working with her to achieve our mission.”  For more details on the Ancient Oaks Foundation, please visit ancientoaksfoundation.org. Slattery is a past president of the Lake Zurich Chamber and owner of Mindful Mix.

Messiah Lutheran Preschool.

A RARE THREEPEAT For the third straight year the nature playground at Messiah Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten (Wauconda) has received a prestigious certification from the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation.   The outdoor classroom offers dynamic learning spaces designed to inspire creativity, develop gross motor skills, facilitate social development and utilize critical thinking through  natural play.  For more information, visit 

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SW Lake Realty Report

REALTY REPORT

NEIGHBORHOOD

SOLD PRICE

LIST PRICE

%SOLD/LIST

LMT

BDRMS BATHS

Meadowood Estates

$1,010,000

$1,099,900

92%

272

5

4

Country Club Estates

$840,000

$895,000

94%

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5

4.1

Wynstone

$835,000

$894,000

93%

291

5

5.2

Woodleaf

$806,127

$785,000

103%

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3

3

Barrington Village

$722,500

$735,000

98%

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4

2.1

Country Club Meadows

$642,000

$699,900

92%

36

4

4.1

Stonebridge

$624,113

$594,990

105%

2

5

3.1

Briarcrest

$605,000

$629,900

96%

9

4

4.1

Chapel Hill

$545,000

$562,500

97%

111

4

2.2

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We are always accepting submissions for announcements you’d like to see included in our Around Town section. Submissions are accepted via the Contact Us tab at SWLakeLifestyle.com.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

ARTICLE SEAN LEE

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I’M A HUGE ADVOCATE OF WHAT I CALL “CLEAN EATING”: THE LESS PROCESSED THE FOOD, THE BETTER. This is one of the many reasons I love farmers markets. These local venues are great places to purchase fresh, healthy food directly from the farmer or grower. The benefits of shopping at local farmers markets are many. If locally grown foods haven't yet touched your palette, here are 5 great reasons why they should. 1. Farm fresh:  Industrialized food travels on  average an estimated 1,500 miles before it reaches your plate. Items you find at our local grocery stores are days and sometimes weeks old before they reach store shelves. Farmers market produce, on the other hand, is often picked and at the market within days, so you know the food is as fresh as you can get outside of growing it yourself. 2. Organic and non-GMO: Many local farmers use organic methods and non-GMO seeds to grow their crops. Most label it as such, so you can be certain you are purchasing chemical-free products. Organic farming is better for the soil, the environment, and your health. 3. Seasonal: Eating seasonally means avoiding “artificial ripening” with gases, or eating a nauseating version of a fruit or vegetable that’s been tampered with. Seasonal eating delivers the most delicious and robust flavors.  4. More nutritious: Fruits and vegetables begin to lose their nutritional value as soon as they’re picked. One look at the vivid colors of produce found at the farmers market, and you’ll be able to tell just how nutritious they are. Compare that to the often bruised produce with gooey stickers all over at the grocery store, and you’ll see that there is no comparison. 5. Variety: Farmers markets offer great opportunities to try something new. Most local farmers and growers are there because they have a passion for their product. They’re a wealth of information. Don't be afraid to ask questions, as this can be a great chance to get new ideas and tips for healthy food prep. Sean Lee has been in the health and fitness industry for 18 years as a speaker, best selling author, and founder of Restoration Fitness. Lake Zurich’s premier wellness studio.  Visit restorationfitness.com to learn more, or call 847.847.1837 to schedule your free no-obligation consultation.

Sean Lee (L), in coaching session at Resurrection Fitness.

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AT HOM E W I T H N AT U R E ARTICLE STEPHEN NEILSON | PHOTOGRAPHY GEORGIA CAWLEY AND STEPHEN NEILSON

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THE PRISTINE WOODED ENVIRONS OF LONG GROVE FIRST BECKONED TO THE YOUNG JOE BARRY IN 1985, WHEN HE FOUND A 3-ACRE SITE INCLUDING AN OAK AND HICKORY WOODLAND, PART OF THE ORIGINAL “LONG GROVE” OF WOODS FROM WHICH LONG GROVE DERIVED ITS NAME. He knew he’d found the right place to build his “one with nature” home. Barry has a remarkable tale of commitment over decades to the cause of ecologically sound development. As an undergraduate, he took ecology-related courses that later informed his choices in building this first home. In 1986, Barry became involved with the Long Grove Ecology Committee under the leadership of Dr. I. James Young. Barry spearheaded the prairie rescue project at Route 22 and Old McHenry Road. He and other volunteers rescued hundreds of native plants before development of the property and relocated them to prairie restoration projects around the Village, and gathered seeds to ensure their preservation. Barry volunteered at the Long Grove Park District and Reed Turner Woodland, where Barbara Turner became a mentor. Inspired by such activities in his chosen community, Barry restored his own piece of woodland and prairie through the years, joined by Georgia and their daughters. Just about ¾ of an acre is lawn, which they keep chemical-free… safe for the dog and now, grandkids. The rest of the natural landscape manicures itself, with native plants sown from locally collected seeds key to this landscaping. Tom Vanderpoel, noted former director of land restoration at Citizens for Conservation in Barrington, helped with the original landscaping and with the house’s passive solar brick paving and sidewalk. When European Buckthorn invaded the natural woodlands on their property, Barry literally “dug in” to remove it.  Each year, when the weather cooperates, Barry and his family do controlled burns with a Fire Department permit. This helps the land restore nutrients to the soil and encourages new native plant growth. As a result, those woodlands now sport a carpet of native wildflowers, which enthusiastically grows back each year. When evaluated by Conserve Lake County for their “Conservation @Home” designation, their score quickly grew into an out-of-the-box benchmark. They needed 100 points to be designated as a “Lake County Conservation home”. Barry fondly recalls how, after documenting 400+ points, they watched a red-tailed hawk come swooping down through the open woodland from its breeding nest. With a smile, the evaluator “stopped counting and called it a day”. Continuing their commitment to renewable energy and environmental stewardship, they installed a five thousand watt grid solar array in May of 2014, ground-mounted at the edge of the CONTINUED >

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prairie (near a fenced-in organic garden area) and hooked to a ten 100-pound-battery storage system in a basement battery box. It provides a significant cost savings and emergency backup power contingency. Their home has been featured in the Illinois Solar Tour (illinoissolartour.org) for the last 3 years. Additional solar features include their passive solar storage floor in their spacious, multi-window sun room that warms up during sunny days to help radiate heat in cooler months, and a front sidewalk and driveway of recycled Chicago street pavers that warm up with any kind of sun in the winter, helping to melt the snow on the drive and walk way. Whether it’s powering the electrical grid, warming the floor and nurturing the plants in the sunroom, melting sidewalk snow, or protecting the home from blackout danger… well: Here comes the sun. And I say, it’s all right. For more information on this special home contact Renee Clark at 847.612.0027 or renee@reneeclarkhomes.com. For over 15 years Renee, a Realtor Broker with @Properties, has distinguished herself as a consistent top producer in the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago.

ONE WITH THE SUN The solar array easily handles electrical outages, sump pumps, refrigerators/freezers, power to the well for water pressure and the showers, and power to a furnace, keeping the house safe during any power outage. Perhaps best of all, as Barry mentioned, “I sell back the excess power to Com Ed.” The solar panels enable taking advantage of “real time pricing”: in the hottest months when energy is being charged at peak prices, the solar panels are going full bore and contributing the

Virginia Cawley and Joe Barry with their newly installed solar array.

most to the grid. “Running three air conditioning units last summer, my highest power bill was just $78”, Barry recalled.

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GIVING BACK

miracles on milton road ARTICLE KAREN WARLIN, PFP BOARD MEMBER PHOTOGRAPHY STEPHEN NEILSON

AS YOU DRIVE DOWN THIS WINDING ROAD IN SW LAKE COUNTY, YOU’LL SEE BEAUTIFUL HOMES WITH LARGE, GENTLY SLOPING YARDS, MULTIPLE SIGNS ADVERTISING HUNTER/ JUMPER TRAINING AND MAYBE EVEN A HORSE AND RIDER OR TWO OUT FOR A LEISURELY RIDE. What you won’t see, unless you know where to look, are the every-day miracles happening at Partners for Progress (PFP) on Milton Road. “Partners for Progress was created from tragedy to a calling,” says Executive Director Diane Helgeland. Years ago, after a family tragedy prompted her then-husband to purchase a run-down horse farm, Diane launched PFP. Today, PFP is nonprofit therapeutic riding barn with 20+ horses serving more than 200 children and adults with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. With their unique 3Q program – Quality of Programs and Quality of Horses = Quality of Life – the therapists identify specific goals for each participant, and the volunteers, horses and instructors work to help participants overcome their challenges to live life to the fullest.  Overall, PFP riders have maintained a 79% goal achievement rate for the last six years. How? With hippotherapy (from the Greek word hippos, meaning horse), which literally means treatment with the help of a horse.  A CONTINUED >

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horse’s gait mimics a human gait, so by con-

open up, talk more and make new friends.

ducting physical, occupational or speech

Some days when I take Evan to the barn, I

therapy while riding, the student interacts

watch him with the horses and I can’t help

with and responds to the movement of

but wonder what his life would have been if

the horse, causing the brain to respond as

he wasn’t introduced to this program. It gives

though the student is walking, so the prog-

him so much joy and confidence and watching

ress continues even after they are off the

him brings tears to my eyes. What seemed to

horse. Improvements are often seen in the

have been a limited future is now a pathway to

respiratory, cognitive, sensory processing,

freedom and independence for Evan.” (Note:

balance, and speech/language functions,

Evan’s horse, Dekker, is featured on the cover.)

many times beyond what traditional ther-

To learn more about PFP and their programs, visit

apy can achieve. For example, here’s Evan’s

their website at partnersforprogressnfp.org or

story, as told by his father:

find them on Facebook. Volunteers are always

“Twenty-four years ago, Evan was a frus-

needed, so stop by a monthly orientation session

trated (and frustrating) toddler with perva-

and help make even more miracles on Milton Road.

sive developmental delays, including severe speech and communication disabilities. We

UPCOMING PFP EVENTS

sought out the best doctors, therapists and

(tickets available at partnersforprogressnfp.org)

special needs teachers we could find, but it

+ Kentucky Derby Gala: Lindy’s Landing,

was clear that Evan’s future would most likely

Wauconda, May 6

be limited. Then he took a riding class at PFP.

+ Rust-Oleum Golf Championship: Ivanhoe

Before long, he was riding independently. In

Club, Ivanhoe, June 4-10

2008 he began a part-time job at PFP that

+ Hoe-Down Gala: Canlan Sports Center,

completely changed his life; he began to

Barrington, September 8

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DRIVER’S NOTEBOOK

drive what larry drives ARTICLE MICHAEL BEIGHTOL

FANS OF THE FIRST ITERATION OF HBO’S “CURB YOUR

Seattle, BMW’s Moses Lake CFRP plant draws its energy from

ENTHUSIASM” SERIES WILL REMEMBER HOW THE STAR OF

hydropower. Producing an i3, from first bolts to final inspection,

THE SHOW, LARRY DAVID, DROVE A TOYOTA PRIUS. A hybrid

uses 50% less energy and 70% less water.

was the perfect ride for L.A. Most episodes had a scene of Larry

Adding to i3’s sustainability cred are the raw materials used. For

scooting around in his wee car taking lunches with a cast of frenemies.

example, open-pore eucalyptus wood is used not only for its beauty,

When David & Co. got the gang together for the reboot of “Curb,”

but also because it’s a sustainable resource. The leather upholstery

it made sense that his car was upgraded. Now Larry tools around

is tanned using olive leaf extract, a natural process that protects

in an all-electric BMW i3; still a wee car but one that is light years

against fading and wear.

ahead in technology, sustainability and performance.

Since the oil crisis of the Seventies, manufacturers have squeezed

Vehicles built for a lower environmental impact are a breed apart.

more miles from every gallon of fossil fuel. Now, electric carmakers

According to BMW, the Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP)

strive to get more “range miles.” BMW says the i3 has a range of 114

used in the BMW i3 is as strong as steel, but only half the weight;

miles between battery charges with Range Extender versions offer-

that’s why it’s used in race cars. The BMW i3 – and its sportier part-

ing 180 miles. Other cars deliver more miles per charge (but they’re

ner, the i8 -- are both built on a framework of CFRP.

definitely not BMWs).

Sustainability means more than emission-free driving. For BMW

Starting at $44,450 (MSRP) and available to lease for $319 a

it starts in Germany where every i3 or i8 is assembled at an eco-

month, we’ll no doubt see more folks in SW Lake County driving

friendly factory powered by wind turbines. Here in the U.S. outside

what Larry drives.

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allergies, reduce Alzheimer’s impact, and conquer obesity, depression and cancer. Hear how the doc-

tors and scientists of The Duchossois Family Institute at the University of Chicago Medicine are working to transform the future of medicine. From 3-5 p.m. at Barrington’s White House. A complimentary reception will follow a panel discussion. barringtonswhitehouse.com

19 3RD THURSDAY - BARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL STRING ENSEMBLE AT BARRINGTON’S WHITE HOUSE

This talented ensemble is performing as a fundraising concert for the People’s Music School of Chicago, which provides free music education regardless of ability to pay. Your donations are requested. 3rd Thursdays feature a local artist exhibition with works for sale and complimentary hors d’ oeuvres by Wild Asparagus Catering. 7:30 p.m. Admission is Free. barringtonswhitehouse.com

28 BARRINGTON WINE WALK: SHOP, SIP AND STROLL Stroll from shop to shop in downtown Barrington and sip delicious wines in each of 28 locations as you browse the unique offerings of our one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques. Then, stay for dinner downtown!

Wristbands $20 in advance; get tickets at

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CHILD CAMPS, CARE & TUTORING

College Nannies+Sitters+ Tutors - Barrington (847) 305-2952 collegenanniesandtutors.com/ BarringtonIL

CHIROPRACTIC

Deignan Family Chiropractic (847) 277-2990 mybarringtonchiropractor.com

COMMUNITY EVENTS & ORGANIZATIONS

Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce (847) 438-5572 lzacc.com Long Grove BCP (847) 634-0888 longgrove.org   Wauconda Chamber of Commerce (847) 526-5580 waucondachamber.org  

EDUCATION

Mathnasium (Wauconda) (224) 993-0526 mathnasium.com/wauconda Primrose School-Long Grove (847) 951-6420 primroselonggrove.com  

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FASHION & ACCESSORIES

LUXE Wearhouse (847) 438-4880 luxewearhouse.com Threads Boutique (847) 526-2058 threadsforall.com  

FINANCIAL SERVICES & PLANNING Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Mark Hornok (847) 382-3476 edwardjones.com

HEALTH & WELLNESS Brabo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (847) 312-0846 Illinois Vein Specialists (847) 277-9100 illinoisveinspecialists.com/   Restoration Fitness (847) 847-1837 restorationfitness.com  

HOME BUILDERS & REMODELERS

Boone Creek Cabinetry and Design (815) 385-8414 boonecreekcabinet.com Brian Allendorfer Company (773) 292-0600 ballendorfer.com   Muller Exteriors (847) 550-5200 mullerexteriors.com  

HOME DESIGN & FURNISHINGS

REAL ESTATE

HOME SERVICES

RESTAURANTS, FOOD & BEVERAGE

Blue Jay Paint and Blinds (224) 677-5334 Bluejaypaint.com American Garage Floor Systems (847) 744-8518 agschicago.com/   House Shampoo (815) 585-4745 houseshampoo.com   Reflections in Glass (847) 744-8176 rigshowerdoors.com   Zippy Shell - Moving & Storage (847) 796-8003 zippyshell.com  

JEWELRY

Timothy Grant Jewelry (847) 726-1556 timothygrants.com

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Coyote Marsh Media (847) 277-7353 coyotemarsh.com Epilogue Boutique (847) 383-5912 epilogueart.com  

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

Stephen Neilson Media (847) 487-7464 stephenneilsonmedia.com

Renee Clark @properties (847) 612-0027 reneeclarkhomes.com

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SALONS & SPAS

18/8 Fine Men's Salon (Barrington) (224) 633-2188 eighteeneight.com/barrington-il/ Avalon Salon-Spa (847) 726-8855 avalondeerpark.com  

SENIOR LIVING & SERVICES

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PARTING THOUGHTS Praia da Marinha.

nature meets history SEE THE OLD WORLD IN A NEW WAY

ARTICLE SUE SHIMKUS

A CONTINENT BLESSED WITH NATURAL WONDERS AND MIL-

volcano-sculpted landscape and 2,400 acres of blue sea are pro-

LENNIA OF HISTORY AND CULTURE, EUROPE HAS BEEN A

tected within the Scandola Nature Reserve. Inside an 18th Century

POPULAR DESTINATION FOR MANY YEARS, AND A PLACE YOU

church surrounded by old stone residences in the village of Piana,

WANT TO REVISIT TIME AND TIME AGAIN. But there’s more to the

you can hear the voices of the a cappella choir resonating with

continent than the most recognizable cities and landmarks. Venture

unforgettable melodies all the way up to the Baroque bell tower .

beyond the hubs and find the more perfectly preserved Europe of old.

The Baltic Sea is home to some of Europe’s most magnetic maritime

The coast of Portugal is graced with a pleasant, sunny climate

destinations, including the Polish port of Gdansk. This port city plays a

throughout the year, and in the Algarve region, you will find some

significant role in history as the site of the first battle in World War II. You’ll

of the most enticing beaches. Deserted soft sands at Praia da

find the Amber Museum which displays centuries-old crafts made from

Marinha are hidden between towering cliffs, where you can swim

old fossilized tree resin. Enjoy a bottle of locally produced vodka accom-

in the warm waters.

panied by Polish cuisine found nowhere else in the country – infused with

Follow the Arade River to the balmy city of Silves. For an impres-

a variety of seafood, giving dishes a distinctively coastal flair.

sive view of the city, climb one of 11 red-brick turrets still guarding

The Orkney Islands in northern mainland of Scotland are full of leg-

the castle. Learn how the cork oak trees framing the surrounding

ends and fables. The Neolithic stone circle, the Ring of Brodgar, traces

countryside are stripped of their bark and sun-dried, before inserting

back to 2000 BC, older than the ancient monument at Stonehenge.

the cork into the brandy and wines of the Portuguese. Sample these

Stroll through the capital city of Kirkwall where the medieval St.

with local producers who hand-distill unique blends.

Magnus Cathedral was erected in multi-colored sandstone by a Viking

Nestled between Brittany and Normandy in the north of France, the town of Saint-Malo inhabits an inlet of the English Channel. Cross a foot bridge that leads to the iconic Normandy community

king. You can dive into the sheltered Scapa Flor amidst the scuttled ships of a German warship fleet, sunk in this spot in 1919.  If you think you’ve seen the best of Europe, ask us for more!

of Mont Saint-Michel, a Gothic church appearing to be surrounded by water on an inlet. From its spire-topped abbey, you can hear a private performance of chamber music by Benedictine monks.  Back

Sue Shimkus and her team of travel experts can be

on the Brittany side, you can don rubber boots to hunt for oysters

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alongside a local fisherman, in the wide bay of Cancale.

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