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At the Am Shalom Matzah Brei Cook-Off, the stakes were high for the two main players, Rabbi Phyllis Sommer and the Rabbi Steve Lowenstein, on Saturday, March 31, in Glencoe.
They were probably highest for Lowenstein, who has been a one-man Washington General to Sommer’s one-woman Harlem Globetrotter since this yearly competition began in 2003.
“Is there a formal win-loss record?” Cantor Andrea Rae Markowicz asked Sommer.
For those who heed the stereotype that jobs in the STEM field are for men, think again.
Glencoe’s Sara Chin, 13, who will be entering eighth grade this upcoming school year, was one of 30 girls selected to compete in the second Icebox Derby STEM Cup, which will take place Aug. 15 at the Field Museum in Chicago.
When Loyola and New Trier played each other in a 7-on-7 on the morning of Saturday, July 11, there was little reason for spectators with a vested interest in either school to look at what was happening on the other half of Deerfield’s football field. After all, it was a rare chance to see the Ramblers and Trevians compete against one another in a sport where they won’t play each other during the regular season.
Alex Goldberg took the idea of service to heart.
The Glencoe Central School seventh-grader was making his Bar Mitzvah and had to do a service project beforehand. Some young people might look forward to such a special occasion in their lives as a time for having a big party and receiving gifts.
Goldberg thought otherwise.
The Glencoe Grand Prix has hit its brakes, as the well-attended criterium race will not continue in future years.
David Metrick, president of the Glencoe Grand Prix, told The Glencoe Anchor that after 12 years of the event, “it’s just the right time to retire.”
“There have been a lot of positives, and it feels like it ran its course,” Metrick said Wednesday, Oct. 10.
On Friday, Sept. 11, Glencoe resident Tom Seftenberg commuted to his Woodlawn Avenue home from work, just like any other day.
Only it wasn’t like any other day, because on this day, he was running the 19 miles from his Chicago office to Glencoe, as part of his fifth Commute for a Cure charity run, which goes to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and its diabetes research.
He began the charity run four years ago as a show of support for his wife, Lee (who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 25) and anyone else affected by diabetes.
“Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love brought together under one roof,” said the influential American interior designer Nate Berkus.
Anne Loucks, owner of the Anne Loucks Gallery in Glencoe, has for the past 14 years been helping North Shore homeowners do just that — collect what they love, and in the process, tell their story.