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Aspiring seafarers take to the pool in annual Park District race

July 25, 2017 by Hilary Anderson, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts

Take a large piece of cardboard, duct tape, a permanent marker and throw in some creativity, engineering and maybe a bit of help from a parent or sibling — and a boat is created.

That’s what the young crews of 15 boats...

Jest the way you like it: Highwood’s Buffo’s serves quality staples for 40 years

July 3, 2017 by Courtney Jacquin, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

When Leonard Innocenzi, known by most as Lenny, told his dad he wanted to open his own restaurant, his dad called him a “buffo” — Italian slang for clown.

In his 20s at the time, Innocenzi didn’t know much about the...

Northbrook native helps fight epilepsy with production of benefit concert

August 15, 2017 by Emma Palatnik, Editorial Intern Life & Arts

Sammi Gassel, a New Trier graduate and Wilmette native, was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 13.

She was able to get her seizures under control right away and has only had a few since her diagnosis.


Nothing square about these choices: Waffles abound at North Shore eateries

August 15, 2017 by Staff report Life & Arts, Dining Out

Among one of breakfast’s most popular ­— and heartiest — menu items is the waffle. However you like yours — Belgian-style, with a helping of fried chicken or drizzled with chocolate chips — waffles are a fun batter alternative to...

Perfectly Tuned: Northbrook, Glenview natives join together to form musical duo

August 22, 2017 by Fouad Egbaria, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts

A Spartan and a Titan, united by music. 

That’s the story of Glenview native Gary Zucker, 21, and Northbrook native Charlie Laughlin, 21, who formed the alternative and pop rock band The Sane Abandoned two summers ago...

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