North Shore Notables Perform at Ravinia

The Ravinia Festival draws great artists from all over the world to its bucolic setting, but this summer’s lineup also features fine musicians with local roots. On August 3, internationally renowned pianist and Highland Park resident Jorge Federico Osorio takes the stage at Ravinia’s Martin Theatre for “Osorio’s A-Liszt.” As the title indicates, the program […]

Goodman Theatre’s “Chinglish” Takes a Deep and Funny Look at Desire

David Henry Hwang’s latest is a multi-layered journey through culture clash that’s both hysterical and heartbreaking. But the show is more than just malapropisms and misunderstandings; it’s a deft look at longing, something that all societies share in spades. Cleveland businessman Daniel (James Waterston) travels to China, in a desperate attempt to attract business for […]

Fresh: Passport to Downtown Evanston Smartphone App

A team of Northwestern students, calling themselves “SweetPerk,” created the new Smartphone application “Passport to Downtown Evanston.” The free app entices people to shop at participating stores in downtown Evanston by letting them browse through promotional deals and discounts, a la Groupon. The SweetPerk team hopes the app will boost business in local shops and […]

Vacation Home Exchange: Tips To Make it Work for You

Michelle and Tom Holleman longed to take their three children to Paris, but like many families, the Highland Park couple found hotel costs to be a major obstacle. “You can’t all be in one room. And if you’re overseas, you want to stay for more than just a few days,” Michelle says. A vacation home […]

Daytripper: The Glory of Glenview

Everything old is new again with generations of family-run businesses, renovations that honor tradition and recreation facilities that celebrate the land. Glenview House With a menu focused on farm-fresh produce, more than 100 kinds of whiskey, and a selection of more than 100 beers, there is something for everyone at the newly renovated Glenview House. The decor […]

Road Trips: 7 Tips for Family Fun

Summer is the time for family vacations, and whether by choice or necessity, sometimes those vacations involve a road trip. If piling the children in the car and driving for hour upon hour seems daunting, don’t despair. As a veteran of many family car trips, including one of 4000 miles with 9 children, I would […]

6 Green Tips to Enjoy and Protect the Great Outdoors

There are a number of great ways to live green this summer. Play Outside Get outdoors! Hike, run, play and enjoy nature at local preserves and parks all around the Chicago region. Fertilize Organically Enrich soil using slow-release organic fertilizers. Easy to find at local garden centers. Eat Local Save on gas and support local […]

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