Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Jeff Cohen spent more than 30 years traveling the country to take photos of celebrities and models for Hugh Hefner. Now, the Wilmette native is taking intimate, black and white portraits in Highland Park.
In 1967, Jeff Cohen went on his first photo shoot for his new boss: Hugh Hefner. "I was 22 and I had a job at Playboy," the 68-year-old said. "I became an instant celebrity." In 1974, he photographed Clint Eastwood at his studio in California, after the two ate sandwiches together, drank a few beers and compared shoes. "There was a knock on the door, and there was Clint," he said. "We both had bought the same pair of sneakers." Soon after, Cohen did a shoot with Cindy Crawford, who showed up to his place without the now-typical celebrity entourage of publicists and assistants. "She came by herself. They never do that anymore." Last Saturday, Cohen took photos of a father, his four children and their black Labrador. The dog sat on a black…
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Taylor Sweitzer, who graduated from New Trier High School in 2012, has conquered three of the seven highest mountain peaks in the world.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
New Trier Township School District 203 is looking at plans to make the Winnetka and Northfield campuses more accessible to people with disabilities.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The comedy show is the school’s only performance produced almost entirely without adult assistance.
When the curtain rises tomorrow night and New Trier’s Lagniappe-Potpourri is officially underway, the production will supply plenty of witty jokes, memorable lines and catchy songs for all to enjoy. But for those who know that the annual presentation is the school’s only show produced, directed, written, composed, choreographed, designed, staffed, cast and acted entirely by students -- the magnitude of the undertaking really comes into focus. Lagniappe-Potpourri 2013: Spoiler Alert, a musical sketch-based comedy production, will begin its three-show run tomorrow night at the Gaffney Auditorium on New Trier Township High School's Winnetka campus, 385 Winnetka Ave. The theme of this year’s show is “reality”. A Lengthy Process For some of the…
Friday, August 31, 2012
A dedication ceremony for the new fields will take place at halftime of the game. Are you going to the football game tonight? Take photos!
Tonight’s varsity football game at New Trier Township High School will be the very first held on the school’s new synthetic turf, a $3.3 million upgrade that was installed over the summer. The football game at New Trier’s Northfield Campus stadium begins at 7:30 p.m., and officials are planning a dedication ceremony during halftime to recognize the hard work involved in funding and installing the state-of-the-art turf. “A dedication ceremony for the new fields will take place at halftime of the game,” said Nicole Ziegler Dizon, New Trier’s director of communications. “At this time, school officials and the Board of Education will recognize the efforts of the Booster Club, New Trier staff, parents, students, and community members for …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
New Trier Township High School District 203 administrators say the district is in “good shape.” In its operating funds, the district is showing a surplus of $1.3 million, plus a contingency of $250,000.
The New Trier Township High School District 203 school board unanimously approved a tentative $102 million spending plan for the 2012-2013 fiscal year, up 4.35 percent from what the district planned to spend last year. Much of the increase is due to a project to install synthetic turf in the stadium and nearby practice fields at the school’s Northfield campus. The projected increase in operating expenses – not counting capital improvements, life safety work and debt payments, among other things – is 2.43 percent, with projected spending of $93.9 million. On the revenue side, the district is projecting collections of $100.5 million, or an increase of 3.98 percent from last year. It is projecting an increase in operating fund revenue of 2.61…
Monday, June 4, 2012
Senior Fitz Bowen said coaching the school’s golf team was a source of “constant joy.”
Kenilworth resident Fitz Bowen was a captain of the New Trier High School JV lacrosse team his sophomore year, so he was stunned when he was cut from the varsity team as a junior. “I needed to find something that would get me out of myself, because when you don’t make a sports team that you’re expecting to make, you’re mad at yourself,” Bowen said. “The other game I play is golf and that’s a game of ups and downs as well, so I couldn’t always count on that. I need something I could find constant joy in.” Bowen found that joy volunteering for Special Olympics. He’d done some work with the organization before and decided to pursue it further by volunteering to coach the high school’s special needs students in soccer and track every Tuesday …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Proposed policy would allow New Trier Township High School District 203 school board to consider naming rights for people who donate more than half the cost of a major project
Want to get something named after you at New Trier High School? It’s not going to happen, unless you’re a staff member who gave extraordinary service to the school and retired at least five years ago. But that could change, under a proposed policy that the New Trier Township High School District 203 school board discussed at their May 21 school board meeting at the school’s Northfield Campus. The school also has a campus in Winnetka. The proposed policy, which covers donations and advertising on school property, starts with a statement of philosophy that makes clear that the district does not want any advertising or donations to impact what students are taught: “The intent of the district is to minimize the impact of commercialism on …
Sunday, April 22, 2012
See who won the Athlete of the Week this time around.
With six votes in the comments section, New Trier's Maddie Mulford won Athlete of the Week. Mulford scored the only goal in New Trier’s 1-0 victory over Jacobs in the Sweet 16 of the Pepsi Showdown on Thursday. Mulford received a pass from Rachel Shellenback and slipped it past the keeper off the right post for the game-winner early in the second half. HONORABLE MENTION April Cronin, junior, girls soccer, Glenbrook South – Cronin scored two of Glenbrook South’s four goals in a 4-0 victory over Oswego in the Pepsi Showdown. The Titans haven’t had much offense this season, but moved to 5-3-4 on the season with the win. Mike Virgilio, junior, baseball, Maine South – Virgilio threw a complete game for Maine South in the Hawks’ 8-2 victory over…
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
New board members will take a turn in the president and vice president seats. Superintendent Linda Yonke thanks outgoing officers for their service.
There has been a changing of the guard for the New Trier Township High School District 203 school board. The board unanimously chose board member Alan Dolinko as the new president and Mac Harris as the new vice president. Lou Anne Kelly, the secretary to Superintendent Linda Yonke, will continue to serve as the school board secretary. Yonke thanked the outgoing officers, former Vice President Carol Ducommon and former President John Myefski for their service. Ducommon has served three terms as a board officer since Yonke has been superintendent, she said. Earlier: New Board Members Elected When it comes to being president, Yonke said, the duties go beyond what happens at meetings. "It's doing everything in between," she said. Dolinko …