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Seven decades strong: Northbrook Garden Club celebrates 70th anniversary

September 11, 2019 by Chris Pullam, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living, The Arts

The Northbrook Garden Club specializes in plants, but its impact extends far beyond the flowerbed. Since 1949, the nonprofit’s members have awarded college scholarships to Glenbrook North graduates, created habitats for monarch...

Northbrook resident receives national award for climate change work

September 17, 2019 by Hilary Anderson, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living

Jennifer Linton was moved to action when she least expected it.

Her catalyst was a viewing of  “Inconvenient Truth,” a documentary about former United States Vice President Al Gore’s campaign to inform people about the...

Northbrook resident climbs Mount Kilimanjaro one year after open-heart surgery

by Martin Carlino, Editor Life & Arts, Living

Shannon Ruiz-Crosswhite considered every step she took in the summer of 2018 a victory.

Each small step in her recovery presented its own challenge but also a sign of progress.     

Earlier that year,...

Northbrook Chamber’s Auction and Taste to showcase local restaurants

by Submitted Content Life & Arts, Living

The Northbrook Chamber of Commerce’s 26th annual Auction and Taste will deliver an evening of food from local eateries and enticing auctions. 

The event, which is open to the public, is scheduled for 5-7:30 p.m. on...

Northbrook’s Special Gifts Theatre earns prestigious award

by Submitted Content Life & Arts, Living, The Arts

Special Gifts Theatre was honored as the recipient of the Illinois Theatre Association’s 2019 Award of Excellence in Creative Drama. 

The award presentation took place as part of the Illinois Theatre Association’s...