• The birthday cake pancakes ($8) come drenched in sprinkles and cake frosting. Photos by Jamie Bradley/22nd Century Media

    Food for the family

    July 2, 2015 By Jamie Bradley, Contributing Editor Life & Arts

    The North Shore, particularly Highland Park and Highwood, is known for its restaurants.

  • Artist Alex Deriy (left) discusses his pieces with fellow artist Amy Wilken at Art in the Village on Saturday, June 27, in Winnetka. Jill Dunbar/22nd Century Media

    Local artists present work at Art in the Village

    July 1, 2015 By Gail Zipporah-Saunders, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    It’s the way they view the world, abstractly in colors of red and blue, or pastoral scenes and paintings of cows and sheep.

  • Winnetka firefighters Andy Macarthur (left) and Adam Kolka compete in the Winnetka Park District’s Total Fitness Challenge on Saturday, June 27, at Tower Road Park. Photos by Gerri Fernandez/22nd Century Media

    Residents compete in Total Fitness Challenge

    June 30, 2015 News

    Running along Sheridan Road is a favorite exercise activity for many Winnetka residents, but all were invited to challenge themselves at the Total Fitness Challenge on Saturday, June 27,

  • Inovasi’s dry-aged New York strip ($18) is sourced from Iowa and served with miso teriyaki, asparagus and crispy onion. Photos by Matt Yan/22nd Century Media

    Inovasi constantly innovating with local ingredients

    June 26, 2015 By Nicki Koetting, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Inovasi has offered its customers more than 3,500 dishes since the restaurant opened at 28 E. Center Ave. in Lake Bluff six years ago.

  • Winnetka’s Andrew Stoll (left) and Andrew Stoll Jr. have fun at Nana and Papa’s pool. The Stoll’s were this year’s winner of The Current’s Father’s Day Photo Contest. Photos Submitted

    Stolls make a splash in Father’s Day Contest

    June 25, 2015 By Staff Report News

    Summer is all about having fun. Add Dad into the equation and it gets even better.