• The double chocolate chip ice cream at Graeter’s in Winnetka is a fan favorite for its huge, homemade chocolate chunks and unique French pot freezing process. Ice cream can be ordered in pints for graduation parties. BEN WEINSTEIN/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    Hats off to graduation party bites

    May 23, 2017 By Staff Report Life & Arts, Dining Out

    The tassels have been moved from right to left, and the diplomas have been handed out. What’s next? It’s time for graduation party season.

  • 1990 New Trier graduate Sarah Hall, who teaches theater at the Glencoe Park District, recently appeared in an episode of NBC’s procedural drama “Chicago Justice.” PHOTO SUBMITTED

    New Trier grad, Glencoe resident appears on ‘Chicago Justice’

    May 23, 2017 By Fouad Egbaria, Contributing Editor Life & Arts
    Millions of Americans are captivated by television programs every day, but only a select few get to do the captivating. Glencoe resident Sarah Hall, a 1990 graduate of New Trier High School, is among that select few, most recently appearing in an episode of “Chicago Justice” — the latest Chicago-centric series from “Law & Order” creator Dick Wolf — which aired April 16.
  • Jess Rutstein, executive director of the Winnetka Youth Organization, welcomes the crowd to the group’s annual spring fundraiser at Pinstripes in Northbrook on Thursday, May 18. PHOTOS BY SCOTT EDWARDS/22ND CETURY MEDIA

    Adults enjoy dinner and games to benefit Winnetka Youth Organization

    May 23, 2017 By Libby Elliott, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    The Winnetka Youth Organization held its spring benefit at Pinstripes in Northbrook on Thursday, May 18, welcoming a circle of 30 supporters to relax and unwind over dinner, a live auction and rounds of bocce ball.
  • Chicagoly Creative Director Vasilis Papadrosos (left) and regular writer Jamie Lynn Ferguson pose with the plaque after the magazine won the Peter Lisagor Award for General Excellence in Print Journalism May 12 at the Union League Club of Chicago. 22ND CENTURY MEDIA FILE PHOTOS

    22nd Century Media magazine named top of its class after first year

    May 23, 2017 By Staff Report News
    Past winners of the Peter Lisagor Award for General Excellence in the non-daily category include magazines and weekly newspapers published for decades. Add to that list Chicagoly, sister publication of The Winnetka Current, which accomplished the feat in just one year.
  • Reprise Coffee Roasters, which recently opened its new Winnetka location in Hubbard Woods, prides itself upon roasting small batches of coffee beans, sourced from Nicaragua, in-house. PHOTOS BY LIBBY ELLIOTT/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    Reprise Coffee Roasters makes Winnetka debut

    May 23, 2017 By Libby Elliott, Freelance Reporter News
    If coffee were wine, Adam Paronto would be a master sommelier. The 27-year-old entrepreneur behind Winnetka’s newest coffee bar, Reprise Coffee Roasters, believes real coffee should have a subtle, nuanced flavor that could taste fruity, earthy or nutty, depending on a coffee bean varietal and its country of origin.