• Dominican University men’s volleyball coach Dan Pawlikowski sets up a play from the bench during a match earlier this season. DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS

    What a debut: Loyola grad leads Dominican men’s volleyball to Final Four in first season

    June 20, 2018 By Michael Wojtychiw, Sports Editor Sports
    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

    Jamming in the park: Local children play at daytime music series in Winnetka

    June 19, 2018 By Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts
    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

    D36 graduate leads rainforest conservation in Ecuador

    June 19, 2018 By Submitted Content News, School
    A passionate conservationist, global adventurer, and avid surfer, Winnetka Public Schools alumnus Jerry Toth (Carleton Washburne Class of 1992) is making a meaningful difference in the world.
  • Former New Trier Township Supervisor Paddie Brennen, who passed away last month.

    In Memoriam: Former township supervisor remembered for big heart

    June 19, 2018 By Neil Milbert, Freelance Reporter News, Local Government, Village, Community, Obituaries
    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

    Winnetka Music Festival welcomes thousands back for year two

    June 19, 2018 By Hilary Anderson, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts
    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.