Joffrey's "Eclectica" a Delightful Trio

The Joffrey Ballet’s spring program “Eclectica,” delights the eye like a bouquet of fresh flowers. The unifying theme is lyricism, with each number capitalizing on the strength and grace of Joffrey dancers. The evening opens with “Reflections”, a timeless and sparkling piece by the late Gerald Arpino, who co-founded the company with Robert Joffrey in […]

Inspiring Civic Involvement: The League of Women Voters

Intelligent. Motivated. Committed. Fun. These adjectives could all be used to describe the North Shore women who are involved with the League of Women Voters. In fact, Carrie Chapman Catt may have been the original MIB woman. On February 14, 1920, Catt founded the League of Women Voters in Chicago. Six months later, the 19th […]

Friends of Gorton Hosts Diamonds, Designers and Dancing

Friends of Gorton will host Diamonds, Designers and Dancing at Lake Forest Sports Cars in Lake Bluff on Friday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. Following a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, independent designers who have been hand selected from throughout Chicagoland will showcase their best spring 2010 efforts. At the conclusion of the runway presentation, […]

May 2010: "I Didn't Know That!"

How well do you know the North Shore? There’s a lot of hidden history here that might surprise you even if you’re a lifelong North Shore dweller. For example, Lake Michigan mariners in distress off the North Shore once relied on a squad of specially trained Northwestern University students to rescue them. The lifesaving station […]

Beautiful and Strong Legs for Any Season

Wall squats strengthen and sculpt your thighs and glutes, which is reason enough to do this easy-on-the-joints exercise. Not sold yet? It can help prevent knee injuries and strengthen your core, plus, you can do it anywhere. All you need is a wall. Stand 12-18 inches from a wall. Squat down with your back against […]

Fresh: Go Nuts!

Tired of the ol’ PB&J?   Buffalo Grove-based Futters Nut Butters, started by mom Jody Futterman, specializes in all sorts of sugar-free, organic nut butters, including Hazelnut, Chocolate Walnut and Cinnful Pecan. The caramels and brittles aren’t bad, either. Spread the love. Nut butters $6.60-$14.99, caramels $3.50-$18.95, and brittle $4.99, at Whole Foods Market in […]

Answers: Do You Need Pop Culture Spark Notes?

Never thought you’d see the day when you’d feel out-of-touch? Old? We are here to help. Here are the answers to our quiz: Answers: 1. Three of the main characters on the MTV reality television show The Jersey Shore. The show features 8 young Italian American kids (often referred to as guidos and guidettes). They […]

A Mom En Pointe: ABT's Karin Ellis-Wentz

How does a dancer with an international company like American Ballet Theatre manage to fit marriage and motherhood into her demanding career? Just like every working mother, except a little more intensely, according to Karin Ellis-Wentz, 40, who is one of the four cygnets in the company’s upcoming production of “Swan Lake.” ABT is in […]

Matthew's Mission: To Make Kids Smile

We think every kid on the North Shore is amazing. In fact, the May issue of our magazine is about just that–amazing kids and their efforts to “make it better.” Here’s a letter from a Glenview mom which is particularly inspiring. From Jennifer DeVine: In your March issue, I saw that you were looking for […]