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Northbrook Originals exhibit opens

April 17, 2019 by Submitted Content Life & Arts, The Arts

On Thursday, April 11, the Northbrook Arts Commission hosted an artist’s reception for the 16th Annual Northbrook Originals Art Exhibit at the Northbrook Library. 

More than 120 guests, including the exhibiting...

When the Rat Pack came to Northbrook: New book details how the superstar trio’s week of performances came to be

by Alan P. Henry, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living

From Nov. 26 through Dec. 2, 1962, Northbrook was the entertainment capital of the country, as Chicago mob boss Salvatore “Sam” Giancana hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. at his club, the Villa Venice on Milwaukee...

Northbrook resident pioneers girls empowerment clothing brand

by Chris Pullam, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living

Sharmin Hirani’s 4-year-old daughter likes robots and cars, so Hirani, a resident of Northbrook, wanted her to have clothes that normalized STEM as a noble pursuit for a young girl. After all, clothes play an outsized role in...

Trattoria Oliverii mixes tradition with fresh spin on Italian classics

by Eric DeGrechie, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Spring can be a challenging time of year for local residents as the weather seems to change every day, even by the hour at times. 

Katie Keefe and Ali Clark, owners of Northbrook’s Trattoria Oliverii, are especially...