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New owners bring years of experience to Northbrook's Fred Astaire

August 14, 2019 by Samantha Crane, Editorial Intern Life & Arts, Living, The Arts

The dance careers of Kharyton and Anastasiya Khomenko first started at the age of 5 in the their home country of Ukraine, under the leadership of one of Europe’s top dance coaches. 

Now decades later, the husband-and-...

NSYMCA campers team up with GBN athletes for Color Run fundraiser

by Submitted Content Life & Arts, Living

Campers from the North Suburban YMCA’s summer day camp teamed up with several Glenbrook North High School athletes, to showcase their social responsibility efforts by participating in the Y’s first Color Run race fundraiser. 

The Aug. 9...

Announcement: Northbrook resident to celebrate 90th birthday

by Submitted Content Life & Arts, Living

Join in the celebration of Maridel’s 90th year.

Maridel grew up in San Diego, Calif., and enjoyed practicing ballet and ushering at the Balboa Park Theater.

She met the love of her life, Edward...

La Plancha Loca plants roots in Highwood after Taco Fest success

by Olivia Vallone, Editorial Intern Life & Arts, Dining Out

The building at 548 Sheridan Road was a diner, dry cleaner, two hair salons and a Metro PCS store before finally becoming home to the unique taqueria La Plancha Loca.

Jorge Blancas owns the shop and runs it with his...