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Longtime Glencoe resident Madeleine Plonsker entered her love story to The Glencoe Anchor’s How We Met Contest and instantly captured our hearts.

Madeleine and her husband Harvey met in 1947 but didn’t really end up speaking until high school at New Trier; however, it was happily ever after when he asked to her to senior prom. Sparing the details (printed below), they’ve been married for 57 years now and have lived on Lincoln Drive in Glencoe for 48 of those. 

Megan Bernard

The 10th annual Glencoe Festival of Art will be held from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. July 28-29 in Downtown Glencoe. 

The festival will feature a variety of art in many different mediums, as well as food, music and art-related activities. Held in cooperation with the Glencoe Chamber of Commerce, the event will have free admission and free parking.

Megan Bernard

The Village of Glencoe is the 10th wealthiest town in America.

That’s according to Bloomberg, which published a report titled “These Are the Wealthiest Towns in the U.S.” today, Wednesday, Feb. 13. 

Bloomberg evaluated inflation-adjusted household data for all U.S. places, as defined by the Census, with a minimum of 2,000 households and ranked them based on average household income. Nearly 6,250 met the criteria, the article says. 

Megan Bernard
There always comes a point when it’s time to say goodbye.
Fouad Egbaria

Many Glencoe residents commute to the city for work every day, by car or by train. On Sept. 11, Tom Seftenberg will make his commute on foot. 

The longtime Glencoe resident and Class of 1985 New Trier graduate is making the trip for the fifth iteration of the Commute for the Cure fundraiser, which attempts to raise funds for research of juvenile diabetes. Tom’s wife, Lee, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1995 — eventually, Tom decided to do something about it. 

Fouad Egbaria

Blessed with glorious weather and colorful fall leaves, the Glencoe community gathered in Henry J. Kalk Park to enjoy Harvest Fest on Saturday, Oct. 11, organized by the Glencoe Park District, Glencoe Youth Services and Glencoe Junior High Project. 

The festival offered an assortment of family activities during the day and new this year, live music, beverages and food in the evening.

Fouad Egbaria

If everything goes according to plan, expect some movement happening at the former Chin’s Chop Suey location. 

In January, The Glencoe Anchor reported after nearly 20 years on Vernon Avenue, Chin’s closed. New owners plan to open another Chinese food restaurant, called Shanghai Garden, in the same spot at 655 Vernon Ave., Glencoe.

Megan Bernard
When most of us have a neighbor in need, we do our best to go out of our way to help them out — we carry their groceries, shovel their sidewalks, borrow a few dollars or lend an open ear.
Fouad Egbaria

For Susan Taves, cooking is an art.

Taves, a Glencoe resident of eight years, owns a catering service, Sweet Cassava, and also does prepared meals for Glencoe residents. On top of that, she teaches cooking classes at the Takiff Center for people of all ages – her culinary pupils are as young as 3 years old.

Fouad Egbaria

When he’s not in the weight room, Jim Davis can be found writing poetry. 

Davis, strength and conditioning coordinator at New Trier High School (his alma mater), played football in Europe after a collegiate career at Knox College — but he’s also an accomplished poet. While at Knox, he majored in studio art with a painting focus and a minor in sports administration. Now, while working at New Trier, he’s wrapping up a thesis for his MFA from Northwestern University. 

Fouad Egbaria

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