• The hot fallen chocolate soufflé and butterscotch gelato ($12) is a perfect end to a summer day at Restaurant Michael in Winnetka. Jack Vita/22nd Century Media

    Quick Bites: Hot days call for cool treats

    July 1, 2016 By Staff Report Life & Arts, Dining Out

    The dog days of summer are upon us, so we’re looking for plenty of ways to cool down. One of the best ways? Cool treats.

  • Nicole Jakob, of Winnetka, created Renegade Made, a craft and activity kit business. Photos Submitted

    Winnetka resident launches toy line to foster fun and kindness

    June 30, 2016 By Lauren Kiggins, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts

    Nicole Jakob has lived in Winnetka for 16 years. As mom of three with a background in graphic design and marketing, Jakob found a void within the toy industry.

  • Eight-year-old Abby Schonhoft (right) gets her portrait painted by artist Lisa Parenteau-DePinto on Saturday, June 25, at Art in the Village in Winnetka. Gerri Fernandez/22nd Century Media

    After 61 years, local art show returns to Hubbard Woods Park

    June 28, 2016 By Libby Elliott, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Hubbard Woods Park was teeming with activity last weekend, as the North Shore Art League’s annual Art in the Village event relaunched in the Winnetka Park District’s newly unveiled public space on Saturday-Sunday, June 25-26.
  • Troop 18 Unit Committee Chairman Dick Danstrom names Charlie Cohen (middle) and Nicholas Jarmusz, both New Trier students, as Eagle Scouts on May 24. Photo Submitted

    Two locals named Eagle Scouts after church, bluff projects

    June 29, 2016 By Megan Maginity, Editor News
    Winnetka’s Boy Scout Troop 18 recently awarded its highest rank to two residents, Charlie Cohen and Nicholas Jarmusz, after they completed extensive projects in the North Shore.
  • Pastor Sarah Walker Cleaveland ponders recent comments at the open prayer vigil June 23 at Winnetka Congregational Church. Gerri Fernandez/22nd Century Media

    Winnetka congregation hosts open prayer vigil

    June 27, 2016 By Daniel I. Dorfman, Freelance Reporter News

    In light of the mass shooting in Orlando, representing just the latest of high-profile incidents, officials from the Winnetka Congregational Church decided it was time f