• Clara (center), played by Autumn Hlava, 12, is intimidated by the Mouse Queens, played by Marrin Berg, 10, of Wilmette, and Anne Carpenter, 9, of Wilmette, during the Wilmette Park District's performance of "The Nutcracker." Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media.

    Unique spin on ‘The Nutcracker’ gives kids hands-on experience

    December 10, 2017 By Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    The Wilmette Park District’s rendition of “The Nutcracker” took the classic ballet one step further by infusing theater, art, tech and more into the multi-faceted performance that took place the weekend of Dec. 8-10.
  • Kristen Erikson (left), owner of Joshe Style, holds a mirror for customer Ann Seifert, of Wilmette, while she tries on a poncho at the St. Francis Xavier Sip & Shop Thursday, Nov. 30, in Wilmette. Photos by Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media

    St. Francis Xavier Sip & Shop brings shopping delight

    December 6, 2017 By Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Holiday shoppers looking to avoid the crowded malls or impersonal online shopping experience headed to the ninth annual St. Francis Xavier Sip & Shop on Thursday, Nov. 30, where 35 vendors showcased their unique goods, making holiday gift-giving meaningful once again.
  • Photos by Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media Lucy Caplan and her dog, Desi, meet Santa Claus at Chalet Landscape, Nursery and Garden Center on Nov. 24 in Wilmette.

    Santa brings cheer to pets at Chalet

    December 6, 2017 By Staff Report News
    Santa Claus has always had a special place in his heart for animals.
  • Boys hockey: Loyola takes overtime thriller over NT

    December 4, 2017 By Michael Wojtychiw, Sports Editor Sports, High School
    A year after being knocked out of the state playoffs in the semifinals by Providence, Loyola Gold came into the 2017-18 season with a bit of a chip on its shoulder.
  • Saige Morrow works on her creation at the Gingerbread Building for Charity event, sponsored by A. Perry Homes, on Saturday, Dec. 2, in Wilmette. Photos by Alexa Burnell/22nd Century Media

    Wilmette business pays it forward with gingerbread home contest

    December 5, 2017 By Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter News
    Families all over the North Shore came to A. Perry Homes in Wilmette on Saturday, Dec. 2, to create gingerbread houses built on goodwill, kickstarting the holiday month in a most generous way.

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