Quick and Easy: Winnetka Children's Fair

This summer tradition is back for its 66th year.   The Winnetka Children’s Fair will take place on Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Fair has signaled the start of summer for North Shore students since 1946. This year features rides, games and activities for all ages, as well as […]

A Girlfriend’s Guide to Six Flags Great America

“But it’s the X-Flight! Please, please take me with you! I have to go to Great America!” It’s been a while since I’ve made the trek to Great America. The family vacation to Walt Disney World raised the bar, and it was going to take the promise of a revolutionary coaster—the X-Flight—and a couple of […]

Wedding Guest Fashion Guide

Wedding season is ramping up as we approach June. You’ve probably been deluged with emails from stores with bridesmaids’ dresses and wedding gowns, but what about you—the guest? Make It Better has some tips for putting together the perfect ensemble to fit any type of wedding celebration along our shore or elsewhere. Whether it’s a […]

Quick and Easy: Art by the Lake

Start off your summer by checking out the one of a kind art at Art on the Plaza. On June 9th and 10th, North Shore Art League will host the 7th annual Art on the Plaza. Featuring the talents of artists from around the world, as well as the North Shore, Art on the Plaza […]

North Shore Golf Guide

Do you know why golf is so great? It’s a life sport—you can learn to play as a little kid and keep on going right until they close the coffin lid. It’s a great family outing, but also a perfect afternoon getaway with buddies. You can make new friends by joining a league, and keep […]

Quick and Easy: Green Bike Tour

Enjoy an afternoon exploring some of Wilmette’s most beautiful green homes.   Bring your bike and head over to the Wilmette Historical Museum on Saturday, June 16 to take part in the first ever EcoBuild Architectural Bike Tour, hosted by the Wilmette Historical Society. There you can pick up a map of the homes, which […]

6 Tips for Successful Internet Searches

Google is usually your best pal when you want to find that cute dress you saw in a magazine or help your kids look up research for school. But it’s frustrating when your search terms aren’t finding what you want. Studies estimate that 3 out of 4 people can’t find what they are looking for […]

Survivor Contestant, Alicia Rosa, Gets a Dose of TV Reality

What a difference a television season makes. Last February, just days before ‘Survivor: One World’ aired, I had a chance to talk with contestant Alicia Rosa about why she wanted to be on the show and some of the things she learned from the experience. Just one day after the big finale I talked with […]

A Mesmerizing New Production of Eric Carle Classics

You’ve never seen a puppet show like this before! Eric Carle’s stories come to life in a magical new performance produced by Chicago Children’s Theatre and the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. The show, “A Brown Bear, a Moon and a Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle,” showcases three of Carle’s time honored classics with […]

Lend Me a Tenor

It feels good to laugh, and Citadel Theatre’s production of the popular farce “Lend Me a Tenor” has everything from chuckles to just plain guffaws. The little stage in the 150-seat theater on the west campus of Lake Forest High School rocks with the antics of overblown characters who find themselves in bizarre situations. And […]