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Pride of Northbrook
To follow up last week's article about Sunset Ridge School seventh-grader Logan Keeter competing in the Drive, Chip & Putt National Finals at Augusta National on Sunday, the Northbrook boy placed ninth in the boys 10-11 age group.
As he stated last week, Logan's putter was his strong suit. His first putt came within 3 feet, 2 inches of the cup, and his second came within 1 foot, 9 inches of it to finish third among the 10 boys in his age group.
The winner in Logan's age group, Brady Barnum of Dublin, Ohio, was on fire. He scored 28 points out of a possible 30.
Reese Wallace of South Barrington placed sixth in the girls 10-11 age group. She ranked second in her class in the chipping portion of the competition. Two of the eight overall winners, both girls, came from the same city, Henderson, Nevada.
Drive, Chip & Putt was established in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, the USGA and the PGA of America with the intent to grow the game of golf.
Police report of the week
At 8:24 a.m. April 1, Northfield Police received a report of theft from Christian Heritage Academy, 315 Waukegan Road. School staff informed police that several landscape boulders had been removed from school property. The loss was estimated at $250. Police are investigating the incident.
Congregation Anshe Tikvah, which stresses the freedom of Jewish expression, lifelong learning and healing, has found a home at the Kleiman Campus for Jewish Hope and Healing, 3320 Dundee Road, Northbrook. The 7,200-square-foot building will house the congregation and the Tikvah Center for Jewish Healing and Recovery.
This is the congregation's first permanent home. For more than a decade, Anshe Tikvah has leased space in Buffalo Grove and Lincolnshire.
The Tikvah Center will provide mental health services, recovery and spiritual counseling for individuals, couples, families and small groups. In addition to the practices of a typical synagogue, the Tikvah Center will be focused on helping people in recovery from addictions involving substances and non-substance addictive behaviors.
Anshe Tikvah recognized the significant funding contribution by Ron and Ann Kleiman to help acquire the new space and their support of the congregation's mission. The Board of Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago, for 20 years located at 3320 Dundee Road, will continue to operate there.
Cantor Rabbi Rob Jury plans to stream services from the new location immediately. When health care guidance allows groups to meet safely in person, the Anshe Tikvah community will be invited.
Police report of the week II
On March 31, Northbrook Police heard a battery complaint from a gas station on Dundee Road. The complainant reported that a male subject entered the business and threw a liquid substance at the clerk, then left in a vehicle.
(Virtual) walk in the park
The next best thing to being there, Go Green Northbrook and the Chicago Region Trees Initiative are co-sponsoring a virtual tree walk of Northbrook's Salceda Park at 7 p.m. April 19.
The virtual event will highlight trees newly planted at the park, both mature and young. They include American hornbeam, shingle oak and shagbark hickory. Those beaming in on Zoom can learn how to identify the trees at Salceda Park, their benefits and importance, and tips for tree selection and care in an urban setting.
The Morton Arboretum is providing this presentation. To register for the virtual tree walk, visit gogreennorthbrook.org and scroll down to the appropriate April 19 selection on "Upcoming Events."
Dale Duda, president and manager of the Northbrook Farmers Market, didn't lay fallow in the off-season.
Starting in December, Duda went through 30 hours of classroom training in the inaugural Illinois Certified Farmers Market Manager Program, sponsored by the Illinois Farm Bureau and the University of Illinois Extension.
She became one of 20 farmers market managers throughout Illinois to gain this accreditation.