June 20, 2018By Michael Wojtychiw, Sports EditorSports
For many years, East Coast schools dominated NCAA Division III men’s volleyball.
In fact, of this year’s 97 D-III teams, 77 are on the East Coast.
That may be about to change, however, and it’s all thanks to a Loyola Academy graduate. Dan Pawlikowski, a 1996 Loyola graduate, recently finished his first season as head coach of the Dominican University men’s volleyball team, leading the squad to its best finish in the program’s five-year history — the Stars made it to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament, dropping a five-set heartbreaker in the semifinals to Stevens Institute.
Rachel Thomas, a children’s musician from The North Shore Music Institute, demonstrates simple instruments to local children June 13 at Hubbard Woods Park as a part of the Winnetka Park District’s children’s summer music series, Wednesdays in the Woods. PHOTOS BY ALEXA BURNELL/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
The Winnetka Park District kick-started their children’s summer music series, Wednesdays in the Woods, with The North Shore Music Institute’s Rachel Thomas, who had little ones tapping their toes in between nibbles of lunch and bright sunshine at Hubbard Woods Park on June 13.
Jerry Toth, a 1992 graduate of Carleton Washburne School, is now leading an organization in Ecuador, which plants thousands of trees and empowers local communities to restore deforested lands. PHOTO SUBMITTED
Paddie Brennen was a multi-talented woman whose passion was sharing her gifts with her fellow human beings in all walks of life.
“What a special person she was,” said Jeanne Rosser, social service administrator for New Trier Township. “I will always be grateful to have known her personally and professionally. She loved her work, her family and her community.”
Chicago band The North 41 gives a dynamic rock/funk/jazz performance Saturday, June 16, in downtown Winnetka at the second annual Winnetka Music Festival. PHOTOS BY SCOTT EDWARDS/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
Despite an intense heatwave, more than 16,000 people flooded the streets of downtown Winnetka as music filled the air at the Winnetka Music Festival Friday-Saturday, June 15-16.
The free, boutique festival featured 40 of the nation’s top emerging musicians, representing 28 touring bands which performed on five stages.