• The cranberry bread pudding stays around longer than Thanksgiving and starts with brioche bread. Joe Coughlin/22nd Century Media

    Quick Bites: Sweet celebration of holiday treats

    December 18, 2014 By Staff Report Life & Arts, Dining Out

    The holidays are a time for families to come together and make memories.

  • Held by her mother, Sarah, Katie Babaian meets Santa with the dancing holiday display in the background at the fundraiser at the Maris home Friday, Dec. 12. Photos by Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media

    Funds come with fun, dancing decorations at Maris home

    December 17, 2014 By Joe Coughlin, Editor Life & Arts

    You don’t know December in Wilmette until you see the Maris home at 1200 Cleveland Street. 

  • New Trier’s Kilmer Bennewitz plays the tuba during the 97th Annual Winter Music Festival Sunday, Dec. 14, at the school. Photos by Lois Bernstein/22nd Century Media

    New Trier’s Winter Music Festival continues 97-year tradition

    December 16, 2014 By Christa Rooks, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    Since 1917, a hallmark of the holiday season has been the Annual Winter Music Festival at New Trier, and this year was no exception.

  • Eileen Leino (left), of Stick Fingers Cooking, helps Saira Degalo start some holiday doughnuts at the Yelp Holiday House Saturday, Dec. 13, in Linden Square.

    Yelp brings pop-up winter wonderland to Wilmette

    December 15, 2014 By Emily Spectre, Staff Writer News

    Light Opera Works was transformed into a giant gingerbread house offering a bevy of holiday cheer Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13-14, when the online company Yelp!

  • Romona Elementary third-graders show off the trophy they earned at the 2014 All-Grade held in West Chicago, Nov. 8 to the rest of the Romona Chess Club. Photos by Alicia Ramirez/22nd Century Media

    D39 chess teams make big moves at state

    December 11, 2014 By Alicia Ramirez, Assistant Editor News, School

    With a backdrop of aliens and hints for choosing the right book, the Romona Elementary School chess club met on a chilly Wednesday afternoon, like they always do, except this time they w