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NSSRA actors eager to perform ‘I, Phone’ for crowds after cancellation

March 25, 2020 by Jason Addy, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Living, The Arts

As schools and businesses began to close to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Bright Star Theatre Company director Julie Gibson Lay knew the writing was on the wall for the troupe’s upcoming performances. 

Actors,...

NSYMCA Strong Kids fundraiser pushed back until July 17

by Staff report Life & Arts, Living

The North Suburban YMCA’s biggest annual fundraiser, originally scheduled for April 17, is now set to take place in mid-July due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement from Y officials.  

The Strong Kids Dinner is now...

Northbrook restaurants offering dine-in alternatives

by Staff report Life & Arts, Living

Following the decision by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to shut down dine-operation for restaurants and bars statewide in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), village officials are encouraging residents to continue...

Northbrook churches suspend liturgical services effective immediately

by Eric DeGrechie, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Faith, Living

Following an announcement from Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, The Catholic Community of Northbrook, which includes St. Norbert and our Lady of the Brook, is suspending all liturgical services effective Saturday evening, March 14...