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Wilmette resident showcases 'jaw-dropping' art at Recreation Center

June 20, 2018 by Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

The first floor of the Wilmette Park District’s Recreation Center will display the artwork of Jack Nixon — a Wilmette resident and contemporary American Photo-realist who specializes in graphite drawings of Chicago landmarks and...

Local dancers head to Orlando for national competition

by Chris Pullam, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, The Arts

If you ask the girls at Driven 2 Dance about why they compete with the Glenview studio, you’ll receive a pretty straight-forward answer: it’s a family. 

“I enjoy how close our team has gotten and how strong we are...

Wilmette author releases middle-grade coming-of-age novel

by Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

The Wilmette Public Library is proud to host a book release party from 2-3:30 p.m. July 1 for their very own, Youth Services Librarian Lisa Bigelow. Her second book is titled, “Drum Roll, Please.” 

Published by Harper...

Wilmette Rocks! offers area teens chance to be stars

by Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

Any New Trier teen who has ever thought of becoming a rock star can make their dreams come true this summer, thanks to Wilmette Rocks! – a new program offered by the Wilmette Park District, giving budding bands the chance to play at...