Spring is in Full Bloom

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Spring is in full bloom at Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony. Come in and shop our new arrivals for girls and boys 0-12. From comfy play dresses, to cool t-shirts, to special occasion looks, we have the clothes kids and parents both love! We carry the largest selection of Tea Collection on the North Shore,

Love Triumphs Over Fear and Loss in Northlight’s “Outside Mullingar”

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Mark Montgomery (Anthony Reilly) and Kate Fry (Rosemary Muldoon). Photo by Michael Brosilow.

Anthony and Rosemary don’t know what life could be like outside Mullingar—the rural Irish town where they grew up side by side. Approaching their forties and struggling with personal problems, including a land dispute between their parents, they choose to remain in the home they have always known, and love has a great deal to

Sue Duncan: Changing Chicago Children’s Lives Since 1961

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In a few weeks, we will celebrate Mother’s Day – an opportunity to remember our own mothers and to reflect on how we mother those we love, whether they are our children or not. Mothering can be seen as the daily expression of one’s values and passions. Sue Duncan, an important figure in the history of

Should You Redshirt Your Child for Kindergarten?

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Photo courtesy of Patty Caproni.

Kathy Hardy, Winnetka Community Nursery School Director, says she has always regretted not “buying” her daughter, now 27, an extra year of preschool. “As parents you can’t help but want the leg up for your child,” Hardy says. Hardy is referring to academic redshirting, the practice of intentionally holding your child out an extra year

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jane Smiley Speaking in Wilmette

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Photo credit: Mark Bennington

Reading a good book? Great. Sharing it with friends and neighbors? Even better. Wilmette Public Library’s “One Book, Everybody Reads” program turns 10 this year, and is celebrating with its 2015 selection, “Some Luck,” from Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley. The library couldn’t be happier with the program’s success. “The One Book program has steadily

Paul O. Zelinsky Receives New Trier’s Alumni Achievement Award

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2015 Class of Distinguished Alumni: Front Row (L-R): Michael Shamberg ’62, Will Kellogg III ’48, Mark Kirk ’77, Paul Zelinsky ’70, Jim Collins ’57 / Back Row (L-R): Peter Henry ’87, Cliff Tabin ‘72, Christine Ebersole ‘71, Mary Lu Roffe ’72

New Trier High School inducted 11 alumni into its Hall of Honor on March 12 at an event hosted by the New Trier Educational Foundation. Paul O. Zelinsky, distinguished children’s author and illustrator, was among the Alumni Achievement Award honorees. Zelinsky and his peers were chosen because they have personified New Trier High School’s motto: To commit

Spring Lamb for Passover Seder or Easter Dinner

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Photos by Karen Levin

Lamb has been our meat of choice for our Easter/Spring celebration for many years. My family of four enjoys rack of lamb, so years ago I adapted a recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks, “The Complete Meat Cookbook” by Bruce Aidells and Dennis Kelly (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998). (If you like this cookbook you

Let Art Inspire Your Home Décor

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All moodboards are original creations by Tai Kojro-Badziak

Just knowing where to begin can be the trickiest part of a design project. When you’re starting from scratch, every decision feels monumental, the myriad options are dizzying, the possibilities endless. But the secret to starting strong, any designer will tell you, is to first find your inspiration. “Art is an incredibly rich source of

100,000 Pounds of Chicken for the Hungry

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Hunger Resource Network volunteers at 2014 November Outreach Day

“Every day, we hear about people in this world who are hungry, but you don’t have to go to a third world country to see hunger,” says Dan Jariabka, President of the Hunger Resource Network. “Hunger is here!” According to the Hunger in America Study for 2014, every year, 1 in 6 of our neighbors in

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Spring is in Full Bloom
By Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony | Sponsored

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Love Triumphs Over Fear and Loss in Northlight’s “Outside Mullingar”
By Danielle Gensburg

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Sue Duncan: Changing Chicago Children’s Lives Since 1961
By Honey Jacobs Skinner and Keith Kiley Goldstein

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Should You Redshirt Your Child for Kindergarten?
By Maura Flaherty

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jane Smiley Speaking in Wilmette
By Kelly Konrad

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Paul O. Zelinsky Receives New Trier’s Alumni Achievement Award
By Lorene Schweig

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Spring Lamb for Passover Seder or Easter Dinner
By Karen Levin

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Let Art Inspire Your Home Décor
By Rachel Brown Kulp

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100,000 Pounds of Chicken for the Hungry
By Maura Flaherty