• Carleton’s Leah Roche looks to pass during the 2017 Ultimate Frisbee National Championships May 20-21 in Lexington, Ky. JOLIE J. LANG — ULTIPHOTOS

    Roche wins award as nation’s best player

    June 20, 2017 By Michael Wojtychiw, Sports Editor Sports

    Growing up, Leah Roche was a soccer player.

  • Grateful Bites Pizza Shoppe’s pepperoni with hot honey pizza ($15) features marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, hot honey and chives. PHOTOS BY BOJANA GALIC/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    Simple as pizza pie: Pizza Shoppe focuses on wood-fired, family-friendly eating

    June 20, 2017 By Jacqueline Glosniak, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    After 20 years at the Chicago Board of Trade became uninteresting and monotonous, Matt Halack knew it was time to trade his career for something more reflective of his new-found culinary talents. Now, nearly five years after embarking on his food business journey, the Kenilworth father of five is taking the plunge from a mobile-only catering concept to his first brick and mortar restaurant in Winnetka’s Hubbard Woods business district.
  • Wilmette’s Alexandra Tsarpalas (right), a 1999 graduate of New Trier, performs with Kristin Ryan and Carma Nibarger as part of the comedy troupe Mom Genes. PHOTOS SUBMITTED

    New Trier grad keeps audiences in stitches

    June 20, 2017 By Emma Palatnik, Editorial Intern Life & Arts
    Alexandra Tsarpalas has always loved comedy. Her mom even did some stand-up, so it runs in the family. She grew up in Wilmette, attended McKenzie Elementary School, Wilmette Junior High School and eventually graduated from New Trier in 1999.
  • Rebel, a two-month-old beagle mix, waits to be adopted at Winnetka’s Angels with Tails pet adoption event June 17 on Lincoln Avenue. PHOTOS BY EMMA PALATNIK/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    PAWS helps pets find forever homes in Winnetka

    June 20, 2017 By Emma Palatnik, Editorial Intern News
    Pairs of furry friends walked, sat, drank water and slept on Lincoln Avenue as part of Winnetka’s second annual Angels with Tails adoption event on Saturday, June 17. PAWS Chicago, along with Chicago English Bulldog Rescue, Greater Chicago Cavalier Rescue, Heartland Animal Shelter and Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue, brought homeless puppies, kittens, dogs and cats to Winnetka’s sidewalks for locals to visit and consider adopting.
  • Since 1992, Bleachers Sports & Framing has been one of the nation’s premiere locations for custom framing of sports memorabilia and authentic autographs by sports and music stars. PHOTOS BY JACQUELINE GLOSNIAK/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    Front row history: Winnetka sports memorabilia store a 25-year favorite

    June 20, 2017 By Jacqueline Glosniak, Editor News
    Going into a bar, basement or bedroom of a super sports fan, what’s the one thing you’ll undoubtedly see? A signed piece of sports memorabilia — a poster, a jersey, a ball. Twenty-five years and four locations later, Northfield resident Keith McDonough has made it the goal of his Winnetka shop, Bleachers Sports & Framing, to help these fans both locally and across the country get their hands on 100 percent authentic and memorable pieces of sports history.

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