• Joe Hielscher, 11, prepares to release a dodgeball at the record-setting event during the Adventure’s in Learning program Friday, July 18 at Washburne School. PHOTOS BY APRIL DAHLQUIST/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    Students play dodgeball for record

    July 24, 2014 By April Dahlquist, Editor News

    Breaking records has never been so fun. 

  • Sloane Anderson, 5, gets the ball into the hole and wins a prize.at the Winnetka Park District’s annual Water Carnival Saturday, July 19, at Tower Road Beach. PHOTOS BY John Lykowski/ 22nd Century Media

    Water Carnival cools down residents

    July 23, 2014 By Danielle Perlin, Staff Writer News

    One of 10-year-old Abby Ryan’s favorite parts of the annual Water Carnival was playing the dunking game, in which one person becomes soaked in cold water.

  • Deborah Gale, (left), of Glencoe, and David Sniader, of Winnetka, listen to The New Invaders band perform at the Let Loose on Lincoln block party Saturday, July 19, in Winnetka. PHOTOS BY B.KOCHVAR/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    Residents relax at Let Loose on Lincoln

    July 22, 2014 By Cathy Cunningham, Staff Writer News

    If you heard the melodic sounds of jazz, ‘60s rock ‘n roll, modern alternative rock or funk floating through the air from 3-10:30 p.m.

  • Frances McTague (left) observes Wilmette’s Centennial Prairie Garden during a tour lead by author Charlotte Adelman Schwartz (right) for the Winnetka Weeders Garden Club July 14. Photos by Megan Maginity/22nd Century Media

    Prairie entices Winnetka gardeners during tour

    July 22, 2014 By Megan Maginity, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    It’s not hard to make a prairie garden. It’s almost a no brainer.

  • Dustin Zhao, 7, checks out his paddle at the Skokie Lagoons in Winnetka July 11. Photos by Dave Kraus/22nd Century Media

    Beginners experience canoeing at lagoons

    July 21, 2014 By Hilary Anderson, Staff Writer News

    Chris Von Helms never went canoeing before.

  • The hot dog ($3.90, with fries) at Mario’s Pizza is sure to please fans of the classic “Chicago style” dog.

    ‘A well-oiled machine’

    July 18, 2014 By Alex Mayster, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Danny Goodman had no idea what he was getting himself into when he accepted a job as a delivery boy at Mario’s Pizza during his high school days at Glenbrook North.