Winnetka resident Cristina Chung is a special education teacher in Wilmette. Though her children do not have autism, she came to the fourth annual North Shore Walk Now for Autism Speaks, held on Sunday, May 4, at the Northfield campus of New Trier High School, to support her friend and co-worker, Kellie Truppa, whose 13-year-old son Sean has autism.
As more than 300 families navigated their way through the third annual Stupey Cabin Picnic and Fundraiser at Laurel Park on Saturday, June 7, kids learned about rughooking, farming, plants, pioneer life and, of course, Highland Park's oldest standing structure, Stupey Cabin.
Northbrook residents and out-of-towners lined picnic chairs along the annual Fourth of July Parade route on Friday while children awaited candy to fill their empty bags.
Toward the beginning of the third annual Cub Scout Mobile Races on May 4, 8-year-old Graham Kauffman of Winnetka Cub Scout Pack 18 crashed mobile cars with another driver, who then crashed into one of the 110 haybills lining the hill, but he eventually went straight.
Graduating Highland Park High School with the rest of her 495 classmates on May 28, Highland Park resident Gabrielle Levine said she almost quit high school "a lot of times" throughout the four years.
Northbrook resident Carly Meyer, who recently turned 12 years old, saw "Phantom of the Opera" when she was much younger and started singing the songs she heard.
Amy Amdur, president of Amdur Productions, started the Port Clinton Art Festival 31 years ago when she was just out of college.