• Loyola Academy graduate Luke McGee instructs members of the U.S. National Rowing Team as the team prepares for the 2016 Olympics. Photo Submitted by USRowing

    Alumni Spotlight: McGee looking for gold

    July 26, 2016 By Michael Wojtychiw, Sports Editor Sports
    Basketball had always been Luke McGee’s sport of choice.
  • New Trier football players work together to lift 150-pound logs above their heads for Navy SEAL-style training at Tower Road Beach in Winnetka, held in two sessions in the early morning hours of July 18 and 19. Photo Submitted

    Football: NT getting after it

    July 26, 2016 By Fouad Egbaria, Contributing Editor Sports, High School
    Walking waist deep in Lake Michigan, logs held over their heads, crawling on the sand — by 7 a.m. last Monday and Tuesday, New Trier football players had already had a heck of a day.
  • Valley Lodge Tavern’s poppy seed salad ($8.99) features strawberries and orange supremes. Jeni Siegel/22nd Century Media

    Quick Bites: Summer reaches its sweet peak

    July 25, 2016 By Staff Report Life & Arts, Dining Out
    We’ve entered that sweet spot of summer — when most fruit is not only in season, but it’s reliably delicious.
  • James Lumberg, of Winnetka and chairman of the North Shore Country Day School Board of Trustees, is shown with a team of climbers making their way up Mount Everest earlier this year. Lumberg trained for the climb at Redefined Fitness in Wilmette. Photo submitted

    Area man conquers Mount Everest

    July 25, 2016 By Hilary Anderson, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    James Lumberg enjoyed reading Ernest Hemingway’s, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” so much so that he became fascinated with the idea of being on big mountains.
  • Charlie Martin, 3, of Kenilworth, puts out a fire with the help of Guillermo Bonilla, of the Wilmette Fire Department while his brother, Jackson, looks on during Wilmette Summerfest on Saturday, July 23, in Wilmette. Photos by Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media

    Scenes of Summerfest in Wilmette

    July 25, 2016 By Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter News
    In-between a blazing, hot start and a turbulent, stormy finish, Wilmette’s annual Summerfest offered a variety of great shopping deals, delicious food, live music and family-friendly entertainment for all to enjoy.

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