• Lisa F. Smith, an attorney from New York City who visited The Book Stall in Winnetka on Jan. 11, travels the country sharing her story of overcoming drug and alcohol addiction and teaching how prevalent it is in the professional world. PHOTOS SUBMITTED

    NYC attorney visits Winnetka, shares story of substance abuse, recovery

    January 16, 2017 By Libby Elliott, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    On the sunny April morning in 2004 when successful corporate lawyer Lisa F. Smith finally confronted her alcohol and drug addiction, she had consumed half a bottle of wine and snorted three lines of cocaine — all before 9 a.m.
  • (Left to right) Students involved in NSCDS’ production of “A Man with No Opinion” Jan. 12-14 include juniors Rachel Schapiro, of Evanston, as Dorothy; Destin Teamer, of North Chicago, as Francis; and Annika Weinberg, of Glencoe, as Sickum. PHOTOS BY RHONDA HOLCOMB/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    NSCDS first area school to produce Chicagoan-created play

    January 16, 2017 Life & Arts
    While North Shore Country Day School students enjoy putting on a winter play every year, the school decided to mix things up this year and be the first local high school to produce “A Man with No Opinion,” a 1950s traditional farce written by Chicago playwright Kevin Wiczer.
  • Winnetka resident and Trees That Feed Foundation Founder Mary McLaughlin (right) stands with Alfred McLean, who worked with TTFF in its early days and was an early tree recipient. McLean now has his own nursery, McLean Nursery in Jamaica, from which TTFF locally sources food-bearing trees for distribution. PHOTOS SUBMITTED

    Northfield couple alleviates hunger in Caribbean

    January 16, 2017 By Libby Elliott, Freelance Reporter News
    From a simple, unadorned office tucked inside a row of warehouses and industrial offices in Northfield, a flourishing nonprofit organization is helping to reduce hunger and increase food independence around the world — one fruit-bearing tree at a time.
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    From Google to the globe: Winnetka resident to serve on world's biggest HR board

    January 16, 2017 By Jacqueline Glosniak, Editor News
    Between raising three children and working at Google’s Chicago headquarters, Winnetka resident Sally Anderson can now add one more accomplishment to her already impressive resume — board member on the world’s largest human resources board.
  • Over the Thanksgiving weekend, the transportation van photographed here belonging to Have Dreams, a nonprofit servicing youth and young adults with autism across the North Shore, was vandalized for scrap parts while parked in the lot of the organization’s Evanston location. PHOTOS SUBMITTED

    Northfield Park District loans vehicle to nonprofit following vandalism

    January 16, 2017 By Jacqueline Glosniak, Editor News
    While there are many people out there who question whether there is any good left in the world, the generosity of a Northfield organization to an area nonprofit during a time of need demonstrates there are still kind locals helping others for the greater good of a community.