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From the Publisher: Your continued support keeps The Beacon free

by Joe Coughlin, Publisher News, Community

A common question we get is: “How can you send a free weekly newspaper?” 

The easy answer is: “Your support.” 

Nine years later that has held true. The support from the community (readers and...

Pet of the Week: Harvey Griswold, of Wilmette

by Submitted Content News, Community

Harvey Griswold, the beloved pet, friend and companion to the Frazier family of Wilmette turned 10 years old on July 20. Harvey is the big brother to 7-year-old Eleanor and 4-year-old twins Teddy and Charlie. Harvey loves to play tug...

Inaugural Wilmette Open Water swim promotes Lake Michigan

by Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter News, Community

The Ouilmette Foundation board members Phil Andrews and Holly Gilson are swimming enthusiasts who are committed to promoting the magical lakefront that defines the North Shore. 

Recently, the duo organized the first...