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  • Competitive spelling career over for Palatine 8th-grader Mar 3, 2014 1:25 PM
    Eighth-grader Sarah Griswold of Palatine came very close to punching her ticket to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, coming in second at the Regional Suburban Cook County Bee. She survived 17 rounds and eventually went head to head with last year’s winner, Alia Abiad of Western Springs.

     
  • Ebert documentary filmmaker a ‘magician’ Feb 24, 2014 2:25 PM
    The Sundance Film Festival and the Arlington Heights Memorial Library shared a headliner last week, when award-winning filmmaker Steve James came to Arlington Heights less than a month after his newest documentary, “Life Itself” — profiling legendary film critic Roger Ebert — debuted at Sundance.

     
  • Holmes school ready for Jazz in the Meadows competition Feb 17, 2014 2:50 PM
    Jazz in the Meadows, featuring almost 50 high schools and 15 middle schools, is Saturday. The chance to win top honors at the acclaimed 29-year-old festival has bands bringing out their best stuff. Holmes Middle School in Mount Prospect is coming off a win at the North Shore Jazz Festival, while Cooper Middle School in Buffalo Grove has won eight of the last 11 times.

     
  • Friends send off Buffalo Grove-trained Olympians Jan 29, 2014 3:10 PM
    Figure skaters who train at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion in Buffalo Grove are sending Gracie Gold and Jason Brown off to the Sochi Olympics with giant cards and their best wishes. Gold and Brown, who will compete for gold medals in ladies and men's figure skating, are well known at Twin Rinks.

     
  • Popular Arlington Hts. book club brings authors to readers Jan 20, 2014 12:48 PM
    A unique book club held at Tuscan Market & Wine Shop in downtown Arlington Heights is packing them in - not just for the wine and hors d’oeuvres but for a chance to meeting the authors and hear firsthand about the publishing process.

     
  • St. Viator senior helps carry EYEsee to new heights Jan 14, 2014 5:19 AM
    Started by high school students five years ago, EYEsee is the passion of St. Viator senior Paul Lewis. Through his innovation, now more than 100 local eye clinics are collecting used eyeglasses that EYEsee connects with missions in Third World countries.

     
  • Area figure skater has new role at 2014 Olympics Jan 6, 2014 9:54 AM
    Renowned figure skater David Santee has been an athlete, a broadcaster and a torch runner for the Olympic games, but for the 2014 Sochi games he's got a new job - video operator for the international panel of ice skating judges. “I’m so excited,” Santee said last week at the Oakton Ice Arena in Park Ridge, where he coaches private students and is the skating director. “I’ll be in the middle of all the action.”

     
  • Palatine volunteers find PATH to helping suburban families in need Dec 30, 2013 2:11 PM
    It promises to be a good New Year for hundreds of Palatine area families, thanks to a grass-roots organization called Palatine Assisting Through Hope, or PATH. The group’s Annual Day of Giving, which took place in late November in a donated storefront in Palatine, drew 970 people in need of winter clothing and outerwear for children.

     
  • Santa still makes house calls in Palatine neighborhood Dec 20, 2013 12:28 PM
    A tradition played out in the Willow Wood subdivision of Palatine this year, and not even most neighbors living in the area realized it stretched it stretched back 45 years. Santa and his elves made house calls throughout the neighborhood, visiting some 20 homes and more than 50 children.

     
  • ‘Katie Project’ a fire-safety model begins in Arlington Hts. Dec 16, 2013 1:27 PM
    Six weeks after a deadly fire in Arlington Hts. took the lives of three women, an initiative to promote fire safety has taken flight. Named in memory of a 7-year-old Palatine girl who died in a house fire nearly 40 years ago, The Katie Project sends volunteers into the homes of elderly residents to make sure the smoke detectors are working, and change out the batteries or the detectors themselves if they are not.

     
  • LGH volunteer program a boon for hospital and volunteers alike Dec 9, 2013 3:07 PM
    At Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, several young adults from its Adult Down Syndrome Center are volunteering at the hospital. “When he gets up on Tuesdays, he’s just giddy,” says Owen Laatsch’s mother, Cathy Laatsch. “He loves coming here and the teamwork involved.”

     
  • Schaumburg Township librarians publish young adult novels Dec 2, 2013 2:14 PM
    As teen librarians at Schaumburg Township District Library, Susan Miura and Amy Alessio know something about what kids read. Both have put that to work in novels of their own. Both novels are teen mysteries, and not surprisingly, each author drew from her own experiences to develop the characters and storyline.

     
  • St. James principal nominated for prestigious national Catholic educators award Nov 25, 2013 11:46 AM
    The Archdiocese of Chicago could nominate only one principal out of 250 for a national award, and it turned to Judy Pappas, a 37-year veteran in Catholic education and presently the principal of St. James Catholic School in Arlington Heights. Pappas learned of her nomination during an all-school Mass on Friday. “I’m stunned,” she said. "Just to be nominated is a blessing for the whole school.”

     
  • Nonagenarians find tai chi relaxing way to stay fit Nov 18, 2013 1:55 PM
    Eleanor Peet and Maxine Kitts are 90 and 91, respectively, and they credit their excellent health in part to a regimen that has involved practicing Tai Chi for nearly 20 years. “It’s kept me active enough that I don’t feel my age,” Kitts says.

     
  • District 54, Rotary open second food pantry in a local school Nov 11, 2013 2:22 PM
    Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, a group of students and the Hoffman Estates/Schaumburg Rotary Club have done it again — a second school-based food pantry has opened, this time in Keller Jr. High. “I like being part of something bigger than myself," said eighth-grader Keneni Godana.

     
  • E+O's high-profile chef shows Maryville students basics of working in a kitchen Nov 4, 2013 3:51 PM
    Learning the basics of cooking are important for everyone to know, and the boys at the Jen School in Maryville had a celebrity chef with them last week. Chef Rodelio Aglibot, co-owner of E+O Restaurant at Randhurst Village, and his sous chef spent a day at Maryville last week.

     
  • Eagle Scout candidate builds fish cribs for forest preserve lakes Oct 21, 2013 1:19 PM
    Fishermen who flocked to Axehead Lake in Park Ridge for the start of trout fishing season on Saturday found some new hot spots where the recently stocked fish gathered: fish cribs installed by a Mount Prospect Eagle Scout candidate. Cameron Sato, a Hersey High School freshman, worked with Jim Phillips, a fisheries biologist with the Cook County Forest Preserve District, to design his project.

     
  • Windsor School's 'farm to table' experience a hit Oct 14, 2013 1:57 PM
    For the third year, students at Windsor Elementary School in Arlington Heights tasted a little of the “farm-to-table” experience. Students planted seeds last winter, and last week enjoyed a homemade butternut squash soup. "it's a beautiful way to connect kids to the food they eat,” says Chef Tom Leavitt of White Oak Gourmet in Arlington Heights.

     
  • Elk Grove man to compete in wheeled division of the Chicago Marathon Sep 30, 2013 11:05 AM
    Two years ago, Darwin Coligado won the men’s wheeled division of the Air Force Marathon, held at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. In May, he was among the top finishers in the Fifth Third Bank River Run, a 25K race in Grand Rapids, Mich. Next week, however, when the Elk Grove resident lines up for his fourth Chicago Marathon and eight marathon overall, he doesn’t expect to compete with the elite racers in this year’s wheelchair division — the largest ever — but he says he will give them a run.

     
  • Buffalo Grove native wins Union Station design contest Sep 23, 2013 12:08 PM
    Buffalo Grove native Corey Nissenberg fondly remembers growing up in the suburbs, playing games like tetherball and bocce ball in his yard. Those memories of unstructured, outdoor play in the suburbs drove his latest design concept — for the Great Hall at Union Station — which became TrainYARD, a winning entry in a contest. “This was my first competition outside of school,” Nissenberg says. “The whole thing has been surreal.”

     
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