• Actors react to a teacher’s description in health class during Lagniappe at New Trier. The show opened Tuesday, Oct. 6, and runs through Friday, Oct 9. Lois Bernstein/22nd Century Media

    New Trier’s Lagniappe satirizes school construction

    October 9, 2015 By Megan Maginity, Editor Life & Arts

    New Trier High School — and the student body within — is under construction.

  • Ten-year-old Keira Hanley picks out a pumpkin at the Winnetka Public Nursery School’s Pumpkinfest on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Skokie School. photos by Gerri Fernandez/22nd Century Media

    Great Pumpkinfest raises funds for nursery school

    October 8, 2015 By Megan Maginity, Editor News

    For the past 20 years, the Winnetka community could count on the same Great Pumpkinfest every fall.

  • Former Crow Island students (left to right) Grace Bartell, Claire Mooney and Emma Lombardo celebrate the school's 75th birthday Saturday, Oct. 3, at Crow Island Woods in Winnetka. Jill Dunbar/22nd Century Media

    Winnetka celebrates Crow Island School’s 75th birthday

    October 7, 2015 By Gail-Tzipporah Saunders, Staff Writer News

    It’s almost unheard of for an elementary school to have a birthday party, but that is exactly what happened at Crow Island Elementary School.

  • Ted O’Connor, a senior, plays clarinet in the pep band at the New Trier spirit rally Friday, Oct. 2.

    Freshmen New Trier students experience first homecoming

    October 6, 2015 By Kirsten Keller, Assistant Editor News, School
    Freshmen New Trier students piled into the Northfield campus gym Friday, Oct. 2, for a spirit rally held in anticipation of the homecoming football game versus Waukegan High School.
  • Aislynn Shannon, 3, of Winnetka, listens as Captain Tom Hutchison reads a story about fire safety Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Winnetka Library.

    Fire captain teaches prevention at Winnetka Library

    October 5, 2015 By Kirsten Keller, Assistant Editor News
    Captain Tom Hutchison, of the Winnetka Fire Department, was invited to the library in anticipation of Fire Prevention Week, which runs Oct. 4-10.