Friday, April 20, 2012
Learn the history of the Baha'i Temple in Wilmette. Information provided by U.S. Baha'i National Center.
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Friday, April 20, 2012
Centenary of the Founding of the North American Bahá’í House of Worship: Awakening America to the Power of Unity Devotional Program Other Programs When: from 9:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Sunday, April 29, the following programs will be available. For more history about the Baha'i House of Worship, visit 100 Linden Ave., Wilmette, or Centenary Celebrations Planned for the Baha'i Temple. Like this article? Sign up for our newsletter and "like" us on Facebook!
Charlotte Adelman, co-author of "The Midwestern Native Garden”, will be speaking at Wilmette Public Library at 10 a.m. April 21.
Wilmette gardener and author Charlotte Adelman says she co-wrote The Midwestern Native Garden to help native species survive. “Here we are in Wilmette, you would think if you wondered out of your house, you would see plants that have grown in Wilmette for the past few hundred years,” Adelman said. “But no, instead it’s a vision of the international world.” Adelman says she is not against non-native plants but feels they threaten the ecological system local insects and birds rely on to survive. For the full profile of why Adelman wrote the book, read: Wilmette Residents Help the Environment Through Gardening. The Wilmette resident shares recommendations for native, non-invasive plants and explains their role in preserving the Midwestern eco…
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The following arrest information was provided by the Wilmette Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. For questions about this blotter, contact: Chi-an.Chang@Patch.com.
Theft A vintage men’s bicycle was reported stolen April 14 while parked near the arcade shops of Plaza Del Lago, 1515 Sheridan Road, where it was left unlocked on April 12. A locked bicycle valued at $600 was stolen outside the CTA station at Fourth Street and Linden Avenue on April 12. Burglary to Auto A vehicle parked in the 100 block of Briar Drive was burglarized sometime between April 15 and 16. The front passenger side window was broken to gain entry and a Liz Claiborne wallet containing a debit card was stolen. A vehicle parked in the 1200 block of Gregory Avenue was burglarized between the overnight hours of April 15 and 16. A pair of sunglasses was stolen. The owner told police the car doors were accidently left unlocked. DUI …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Sean Ackerman’s film 'The Diary of Preston Plummer' opens Friday at The Wilmette Theatre.
The serene yet diverse landscapes of an island inspired Wilmette native Sean Ackerman to produce and direct The Diary of Preston Plummer. Set on Amelia Island, off the northeast coast of Florida, The Diary of Preston Plummer takes a look at a college graduate’s journey as he falls in love with a beautiful but troubled woman, and how he struggles with the relationship when he uncovers her family’s dark past. “The island is quite compact, it’s 17-miles long and only a mile wide, but you have a lot of different cultures and landscapes in one place,” Ackerman said. "When you are standing at a gas station in the middle of town, you could be standing behind a stranger, who’s standing behind a Fortune 500 CEO, who’s standing behind a meth-head…
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 …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Ringing in at $375,000, the district plans to supply about 600 iPads to students for next year.
About 600 students at New Trier High School will be using iPads in 15 different classes next year, under an expansion of the iPad pilot program that the school used this year. The classes were chosen from more than 35 proposals made by teachers, said Chris Johnson, New Trier’s director of technology. “These 15 proposals each represent important and distinct innovations [that] we need to continue to explore and that we believe will positively impact students,” Johnson in a memo to the school board. The proposals involve classes at all levels and across subject areas at the school, which has campuses in Northfield and Winnetka. Earlier: New Trier Plans iPad Project While the classes that will use iPads will have a total of about 720 …
A court recently dismissed a legal appeal that challenged Wilmette School District 39’s tax-hike referendum approved in 2011.
An appeal filed by a group to overturn the results of Wilmette School District 39’s successful tax-increase referendum was dismissed by the First District Appellate Court, according to a press release. “We are pleased that this lawsuit is finally behind us. District 39 prevailed on all of the issues at the Circuit Court and we were confident that the judgments of the lower court would stand,” Karen Donnan, president of the District 39 Board of Education said in a statement. An attorney for Taxpayers United of America (TUA), the group that filed the original lawsuit, says he plans to challenge the ruling, according to TribLocal.com. The original lawsuit, filed by Wilmette resident Herbet Sorock and TUA alleged that language appearing on the…
Monday, April 16, 2012
Information provided by Wilmette and Kenilworth police departments and compiled by Patch.
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