• 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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    Fontanetta takes over at New Trier

    July 15, 2016 By Michael Wojtychiw, Sports Editor Sports, High School
    Augustino “Augie” Fontanetta took over as New Trier athletic director July 1, taking over for Randy Oberembt, who retired after nine years as athletic director at the school.
  • Loyola Academy tight end Eric Eshoo, who is headed to Northwestern this fall, elevates to catch a pass during the Ramblers’ playoff win against West Aurora on Oct. 31, 2015, in Wilmette. 22nd Century Media File Photo

    Going Places: Eshoo keeps it close to home

    July 18, 2016 By Michael Wojtychiw, Sports Editor Sports, High School
    Eric Eshoo knew the day he stepped on Northwestern University’s campus for an unofficial visit that it was the place for him.

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