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- Nathan Cummings of Grayslake was the overall men's winner at the Long Grove Heritage Run on Sept. 8 with a time of 18:28. Nathan participated on behalf of OMNI Youth Services, one of the 10 charities participating in this year's event. G Dorner
- Susan Saint James (seated, second from right) joins classmates of 50 years ago at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Reunion Weekend during which she was the keynote speaker Oct. 4. Also pictured are, from left, Peggy Connelly Karol, Geri-Anne Benning, Mariclaire Halligan Dixon, Mary Ann Entrup, Colleen Sullivan Farrell, Saint James and Suzie Floberg Hayes. John Rodas
- Sophomore Willa Hart of Winnetka will perform a cello solo during the Woodlands Academy Symphonic Orchestra?s rendition of "Stille Nacht" by Mannheim Steamroller during the annual Christmas Concert Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. This event, open to the public free of charge, features choral and orchestral music of the season. It takes place in the Chapel of the Sacred Heart at the school, 760 E. Westleigh Road, Lake Forest. Visit www.woodlandsacademy.org for more information. Woodlands Academy
- Bestselling mystery author Elizabeth George signs copies of her latest novel following her book talk at Kemper Lake Golf Club in Kildeer. The event was sponsored by Ela Area Public Library and Lake Forest Book Store. Valerie Stern
- Nearly 100 fourth-through-seventh-grade students from St. Malachy School in Chicago visited Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest Feb. 7 for a day of events including an uplifting gospel liturgy, pizza lunch, talent show and a carnival. This celebration marked the latest chapter in a Black History Month tradition between the inner-city grade school and the North Shore high school dating back to 1996. Pictured here, students from both schools joined the combined choirs at the conclusion of the gospel liturgy to sing “We Shall Overcome” in honor of Pete Seeger, who passed away Jan. 27. Woodlands Academy
- Forest preserve employees hauled used Christmas trees to the Baker's Lake heron rookery using all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles. Volunteers from Citizens for Conservation and Friends of Deer Grove East were waiting on the island to trim the trees and stand them upright or lay them flat, providing nesting structures for herons, egrets and cormorants. Approximately 80 ? 100 Christmas trees are recycled in this way every year to freshen the rookery. Steve Halm
It’s countdown time for Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart’s 41st annual financial aid fundraiser, Congé. Modeling this year’s theme colors are (from left) Co-Chair Mary Oelerich of Chicago, Silent Auction Chair Alison Kohlmeyer of Lake Forest and Co-Chair Jean Olson of Evanston. The fundraising starts at 9 a.m. Friday, April 11, with online bidding at www.bidpal.net/Congé for a variety of exciting silent auction items such as four VIP tickets to a Los Angeles taping of Conan O’Brien’s TBS TV show, a Chicago Blackhawks hockey stick signed by members of the 2013-14 team and for wine enthusiasts, a 750ml bottle of Chateau Petrus Pomerol (2006). Online bids will be accepted up to and then as part of the silent auction that takes place during the Congé dinner event which begins with cocktails at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Glen View Club, 100 Golf Road, Golf, IL. Silent auction bidding ends at 10 p.m.
For more information about Congé contact Woodlands Academy Associate Director of Advancement for Special Events Tami Rocha at 847-234-4300, ext. 226 or visit www.woodlandsacademy.org Woodlands Academy
- Congregation Beth Am of Buffalo Grove dedicates its new home.
- Rabbi Richard Prass
- Barrington High School Gymnast, Danny Schnura places 1st in All-Around at Friday's Freshman Invitational in Hinsdale. Eleven schools competed and Barrington High School finished 4th for overall team. Go Broncos! T. Lauderdale
- A student dissects an owl pellet to see what owls eat. This unique opportunity was part of a class about owls presented by Citizens for Conservation and Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation, both from Barrington. In this "Leave No Child Inside" class, the children also saw live owls and learned many things about them, including where they live, how they can see in the dark, and why they fly so quietly. CFC's next Youth Ed. Class is "Geo-caching for Beginners" on November 9. Call CFC at 847-382-SAVE (7283)) for details. Diane Bodkin
- Girl Scout Troop 40523 delivered cookies to the homeless at JOURNEYS | The Road Home in Palatine. The clients felt grateful receiving such a special treat. JOURNEYS | The Road Home
- Boy scouts from Grove Avenue Elementary School in Barrington picked prairie seed with Citizens for Conservation on Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 26. Here the boys are picking and checking how much seed is in their bag. Donna Bolzman
- Heather Robbins, Trauma Treatment Program project director at the Lake County Health Department, received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award from Michael Peck, Superintendent of the Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County. She was nominated by Oluwatoyin Hines, a major in the U.S. Army Reserve and an intern at the Health Department. Peck presented the award on behalf of the Illinois Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, which recognizes efforts employers make to support citizen warriors. Lake County Health Department
- Women gathered for a wonderful luncheon at the Inverness Golf Club April 30 to benefit JOURNEYS | The Road Home. JOURNEYS provides supportive services to over 1,300 homeless and at risk families and individuals annually. It also manages the PADS shelter program. The "Garden of Giving" Women's Luncheon raised nearly $8,000. JOURNEYS | The Road Home
- In Long Grove, Illinois at District 96 Kildeer Countryside Elementary School, 5th-grade Student Council, sponsored by Leslie Norman, Art Teacher, partner with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, represented by Staff Sergeant Arias (left), Staff Sergeant Dickerson (left) and Corporal Kent (right), to kick-off the Toys for Tots annual donation drive at the school. New, unwrapped toys collected will be distributed to less fortunate children in the community this holiday season. Kildeer Countryside School District 96
- Sisters Lisa Clair (left), freshman, and Kristen Clair, sophomore, of Lake Forest were among the eight student recipients of first quarter Sacred Heart awards presented Oct. 23 at Woodlands Academy. They were nominated by their fellow students for exemplifying the Sacred Heart goal of commitment to the building of community as a Christian value. Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
- The Lake Zurich High School Varsity Dance Team has qualified to compete in the 2013 Universal Dance Association National Dance Team championship in Orlando, Fla. next February. The team earned a placement in the championship while competing at the UDA Elite camp, held at Illinois State University. Team members are, from left, front: Julia Packer, Emma Light, captains Stephanie Monday and Carly Dust, Day-Day Jonaityte, Melissa Grizely, and Jenna Monday; middle: Morgan Kamins, Dana Matasek, Gina Bundra, Kendall Sharp, Olivia Carey, Sophia Gritsonis, Allison Dust, and Margaret Lotowski; back: coach Theresa Johlie, Emma Davis, Isabel Young, Abbie Theis, Michaella Andersen, Nicole Anderson, Suzanne Zborowski, and coach Melanie Ewanio. Laura Bundra
- Kozi Salon in Lake Barrington attends a fundraiser-fashion show sponsored by Italian American Women Organization with the theme, "The Great Gatsby." The annual show benefits "One Step At A Time" camp for children with cancer and leukemia, operated by COSI-Children Oncology Services Inc. a nonprofit charitable organization. Pictured from right: Violetta Kozicki-owner/stylist, Amanda Castilo-stylist, Claudia McCoy-owner/stylist, Zaneta Modrzejewska-stylist. The program gives children facing cancer a chance to bond with other pediatric cancer patients and survivors in a non-hospital setting and is open to children ages 7 to 19.
- Citizens for Conservation and Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation, both from Barrington, recently sponsored a "Leave No Child Inside" class about owls. A capacity crowd of children and adults saw live owls and were given the opportunity to dissect owl pellets to see what owls eat. The class was educational and fun! CFC's next Youth Ed. Class is "Geo-caching for Beginners" on November 9. Call CFC at 847-382-SAVE (7283)) for details. Diane Bodkin
- Children look for birds as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The GBBC is an annual event at which bird watchers of all ages count birds to get a real-time snapshot of where birds are all over the world. The local event was hosted by Citizens for Conservation in Barrington. Tom Benjamin
- Mathew Abitbol, now of Chicago but formerly of Long Grove, was the men's division winner in the 16th Long Grove Heritage Run. This was his 136th race in 5 years, his first as overall winner. The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer, and Hawthorn Woods and by 9 local charities. George Dorner
- Citizens for Conservation (CFC) volunteers started off the new year last Saturday by clearing brush from an oak woods owned by CFC. Dedicated volunteers have worked there for 5 years to clear invasive plants from the 6-acre parcel and have made good progress. Restoration has already begun on the site. Donna Bolzman
- Palatine's Andrew Spurk shows laser focus during the USTA 10-and-under tournament held December 14 at Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago. Dave Silbar/SilbarPR
- Honorary Baby Bison Colton (8 months) came to cheer Saint Mary BG during homecoming with mom and SMS alumni Jennifer Olson Saint Mary public releations
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