• Principal Kristen Fink works from the roof of Sacred Heart School on Thursday, Oct. 12, as an incentive for the students surpassing the inaugural Boosterthon fundraiser goal. Photo Submitted

    Principal moves office to roof after crushing fundraiser goal

    October 19, 2017 By Megan Bernard, Editor News, School
    On Thursday, Oct. 12, there was a rare sight at Sacred Heart School in Winnetka. Principal Kristen Fink worked from the school roof as a result of the students surpassing the $25,000 goal for inaugural Boosterthon fundraiser.
  • New Trier school officials, including Winnetka Campus Principal Denise Dubravec and Superintendent Paul Sally (both center holding scissors), participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to kick off the New Trier Anew event on Sunday, Oct. 15. Photos by Lois Bernstein/22nd Century Media

    New Trier Anew showcases new construction

    October 17, 2017 By Daniel I. Dorfman, Freelance Reporter News, School

    Joined by her family, 98-year-old New Trier graduate Norma Hoza, class of 1937, was among hundreds of people who arrived at New Trier High School for New Trier Anew on Sunday, Oct. 15.

  • Moms get a chance to hold the biggest reptile, a Burmese Python, who weighs almost 90 pounds, at the Glencoe Park District’s Mother-Son Date Night Sunday, Oct. 15. Pictured (left to right) is Dawn Mazarakis, Tiffany Smith, Sharone Marck, Daniella Weisman, Dawn Von Samek, Julie Stiller and Sapna Mukherje. Photos by Jill Dunbar/22nd Century Media

    Mother-Son Date Night features popular reptile show

    October 18, 2017 By Hilary Anderson, Freelance Reporter News

    More than 30 young sons and their mothers spent a special evening together Sunday, Oct.

  • Merlo’s Italian Restaurant is celebrating its fifth year in business in Highland Park. Its signature dish, Nanna’s Gravy ($18), has slow-roasted pot roast, red wine and crushed tomatoes with rigatoni. Photos by Xavier Ward/22nd Century Media

    Merlo’s celebrates five years in Highland Park

    October 13, 2017 By Megan Bernard, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Consistency is key at Merlo’s Italian Restaurant.
  • Stefan Markov is the new executive chef at Valor, 667 Vernon Ave., Glencoe. With the change, the restaurant has also announced it will be opening on Sundays for a family-style meal. Photo Submitted

    Valor takes off in a different direction

    October 12, 2017 By Megan Bernard, Editor Life & Arts
    After parting ways with the former executive chef, the French-American Bistro in Downtown Glencoe, Valor, promoted executive sous chef Stefan Markov, bringing his extensive kitchen experience front and center.

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