Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Another village residents says they spotted a cougar in Winnetka, sparking an entirely new investigation.
Although police have yet to confirm a cougar is roaming the north shore, another Winnetka resident has informed police of a potential cougar sighting on Labor Day. “On September 3rd, 2012 at approximately 8:30 pm the Winnetka Police Department received a report of an animal sighting, possibly a cougar, seen along the 1300 block of Willow Road, adjacent to the Village Public Works Facility,” reports Winnetka Police in a statement. “Although unconfirmed, the detailed description provided of the animal has warranted additional investigation.” Residents and even public safety officials claimed to have spotted a cougar roaming the north shore before, prompting Glencoe’s Animal Control Specialist Katie Sweeney to install a “cougar cam” at Dell …
The students studied abroad and learned about new environmental practices they plan to implement in the north shore.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
North Shore Country Day School students Audrey and Nina Schield ’13 (Wilmette), Elias Butler '13 (Chicago), Sam Tullman ’13 (Wilmette), and Gagan Bhambra ’13 (Northbrook) spent one week this summer at a Global Youth Leadership Institute session in Costa Rica. The seniors studied environmental sustainability at Earth University and further examined the “5 C’s of Cultural Awareness," culture, color, character, class and context. The students returned excited to incorporate what they learned at Earth into programs at North Shore. “It was cool to learn about how different it is there, but also how much we’re able to do here," said Nina Schield. "We’re planning on pretty much revamping the greenhouse [at North Shore]. We plan on putting a lot …
The store located at the former Demas Fine Foods, on 414 Linden Ave., is scheduled to open Sept. 7. The business owners hope to partner with New Trier High School programs in the future.
Growing up, Marsha Pesavento loved lingering around the “fancy” food section of grocery stores in Wilmette. Now Pesavento, along with her husband Ray, will be pouring that passion into a new grocery store in Wilmette. “When I was 6-years-old I loved hanging out and looking at the canned escargot and all this wild stuff that was so exciting,” Marsha said. “I’ve always loved grocery stores.” The 3,200-square-foot store at 414 Linden Ave. will focus on selling artisanal foods made by people who are completely and wholly integrated into the creation of their product, from sourcing raw materials to the actual production and packaging. “We feel it’s critical to support local business, as that only strengthens our community,” Ray said. …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Officials aren’t ruling out the possibility of a cougar roaming the north shore even though the camera drew a blank.
After multiple unconfirmed sightings of a potential cougar in the north shore, Glencoe Public Safety’s attempts at catching the cat on film remain unsuccessful. Glencoe’s Animal Control Specialist Katie Sweeney said police installed a “cougar cam” at Dell Beach, only to be taken down after two weeks because it only captured photos of wildlife native to the village. And while there was another possible sighting of the cat on Saturday, there was no evidence to prove an animal of that magnitude was ever at the scene. “We actually had a report of a sighting this past Saturday, but our officers responded, checked out the area and there were no footprints,” Sweeny said. “The sighting was reported to be a cougar-sized animal in a tree. What would…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A Patch editor learns how to write to his readers.
Last week, a few Patch sites in the area ran a poll to gauge public opinion on a simple but common expression. It was hardly breaking news, but we actually took the time to ask our readers to weigh in on a two letter word — whether we live "in" or "on" the North Shore. Among 55 votes, 37 prefferred "on" and 18 preferred "in." I'd say that's a mandate. Coupled with the post's 26 comments, it's clear the question resonated with our readers. As a result, I, Stan Golovchuk, Local Editor of Northbrook Patch, now know a simple but fundamental preference shared by a lot of our readers. I will gladly write to that preference. Heck, just to be safe, I may never use the word "in" again. That was the last time. Joanna Schneider, Local Editor of …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
One letter has sparked a heated debate between two Patch editors, and we need our readers to settle this once and for all.
Joanna Schneider, editor of Glenview Patch, recently noticed that Stan Golovchuk, editor of Northbrook Patch, was writing "in the North Shore" when referring to local news. She pointed this out to him and advised he use "on" instead. She insists this the appropriate attribution, and a few of their colleagues seem to agree. Golovchuk did not appreciate the advice, not one bit. A fight broke out — words were said, pans were thrown and still no clear winner emerged from the debate. Both sides made some strong points. "Towns such as Northbrook and Glenview, which consider themselves part of the North Shore, are not along the lake," Golovchuk said. "Therefore, they wouldn't be on the Shore, they're in it. It being a region. C'mon people." …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Hot and humid weather will dominate much of the holiday weekend with the best chance of rain Friday night and early Saturday, and again on Memorial Day itself. The best days for that outdoor barbecue will be midday Saturday or Sunday with no rain expected
Saturday: Mostly cloudy in the morning with a 40 percent chance of showers/t-storms from 12 a.m. through 9 a.m. It will become partly sunny and breezy during the afternoon with a 25 percent chance of an isolated shower or t-storm from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Rain Amounts: 0.15 to 0.40 inches Low temp: 60 degrees Fahrenheit High temp: 83 degrees Fahrenheit Wind: Southeast at 10-20 with gusts to 25 mph Sunday: Partly sunny, windy and hot. Low temp: 65 degrees Fahrenheit High temp: 91 degrees Fahrenheit Wind: Southwest at 15-25 with gusts to 30 mph Memorial Day: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of scattered showers/t-storms from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. 60 percent chance of occasional showers/t-storms from 9 …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
For the casual rider or the serious cyclist, local options abound.
May, apparently, is a busy month. It's Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, National Military Appreciation Month, and even National Moving Month. But wait, there's more. According to the American League of Cyclists, May is also National Bike Month. To celebrate, why not take a ride on some area bike routes? Short or long, near or far, on trails or on roads, the North Shore offers lots of local options. Green Bay Trail On the short, straight, and car-free end of the spectrum, the Green Bay Trail makes for a nice, casual ride. It runs just east of Green Bay Road, through Winnetka and Glencoe, and it's a perfect place to start getting your wheels under you, or if you want to take a ride with the kids. The only caveat? …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Have a spectacular, unusual or just plain cool home you'd like to show off? Send Patch your photos!
From elegant and stately mansions to modern, environmentally-friendly abodes, the North Shore is chock-full of one-of-a-kind homes. Each week, Patch features one ‘Wow House’ that caught our attention. Here, you can browse all our 'Wow House' installments and other House & Home goodies. Is your home a ‘Wow’ House? Want to nominate a spectacular, unusual or just plain cool property in Winnetka, Glencoe or Northfield? E-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org Stay up-to-date on the latest North Shore real estate news: Like us on Facebook!
Friday, April 20, 2012
Always had a hunch for the weather and think you can feel it in your bones? Then check your stats with the North Shore's own meteorologist.
While the weather is on the inclement side today, gradual improvement can be expected as the weekend progresses with several intervals of sun. A weak disturbance moving down in the flow may produce some sprinkles by Sunday with temperatures averaging a little below normal in the next few days. Earlier: Predicting Mother Nature's Whims Block By Block Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low temp: 40 degrees Fahrenheit High temp: 53 degrees Fahrenheit Wind: North at 10-20 with gusts to 25 mph, shifting northwest by 9 p.m. Sunday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of a few sprinkles from 12 a.m. to 9 p.m. Rain Amounts: Trace Low temp: 40 degrees Fahrenheit High temp: 56 degrees Fahrenheit Wind: West to …