Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Lake Forest High School soccer team blanks Grayslake Central in semifinal.
Five goals from five different players powered the Lake Forest High School soccer team to a 5-0 semifinal victory over Grayslake Central and into Sectional championship game at 11 a.m. Saturday against Deerfield in Lake Villa. In the middle of the first half, Allie Banta and Sydney Johnson helped get the ball to Jenny McKendry for the Scouts’ initial score. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Later in the half, Amanda Bourne’s defensive pressure helped send a Ram pass in the direction of Lake Forest’s Bailey Ehrens, according to Coach Ty Stuckslager. Ehrens got it back to Bourne who passed to Brooke Green. Green’s shot into the goal who made the score 2-0 at intermission. Lake Forest…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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Returning hit-makers Don McLean and Judy Collins open Ravinia's 2013 season on a double bill early next month, and we want you to be there! McLean’s 1971 hit song “American Pie” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and he was inaugurated into the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. Known for her blend of folk songs and contemporary themes, Collins has enjoyed a career that has spanned over 50 years. She continues to produce new music and recently released her album Paradise, a collection of songs and duets. We want to send you and a friend to their show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6 for free. All you have to do is sign up for our free daily newsletter. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, when we…
Monday, May 20, 2013
The Pulitzer Prize winning author will give a reading tonight and will conduct a master class with Lake Forest Academy students on Tuesday.
Junot Diaz, the Pulitzer Prize winning author for the novel "The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," will give a public reading on Monday at 7 p.m. in the Cressey Center for the Arts at Lake Forest Academy. Immediately following the reading, Díaz will conduct a question and answer session as well as a book signing. "Adolescents always like novels that refuse to patronize adolescents," said Jon Freeman, the former Chair of the English Department, English Instructor and Assistant Dean of Students at Lake Forest Academy. He was describing the appeal of Diaz's novel, "Oscar Wao," which focuses on an overweight, nerdy boy struggling to find his place. "Is Oscar Wao an American archetype?" Freeman said. "My gosh, absolutely." Díaz, who was …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Lisa Genova's book is number one on the Lake Forest Book Store Bestsellers for the week.
Lake Forest Book Store Bestsellers 1. Love Anthony Lisa Genova 2. Penance Dan O'Shea 3 Still Alice Lisa Genova 4 Left Neglected Lisa Genova 5 Nigellissima Nigella Lawson 6 It's All Good Gwyneth Paltrow 7 Dearie Bob Spitz 8 Me Before You Jojo Moyes 9 House of Special Purpose John Boyne 10 Art Forger Barbara Shapiro 11 Where'd You Go Bernadette Maria Semple 12 10 1/2 Things No Commencement Charles Whellan 13 Hit David Baldacci 14 Silence of Bonaventure Arrow Rita Leganski 15 Light Between Oceans M.L. Stedman
Sunday, May 12, 2013
With the closure of its Highland Park campus this summer, the Lake Forest campus will now serve as a dynamic center for lessons, classes, chamber music, and performance for students of all ages.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Check out this week's best seller list in Patch's weekly roundup.
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Sunday, May 5, 2013
Grove Cultural Campus will get more offerings.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Meet Bob Spitz, the author of 'Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child,' in Lake Forest next week.
Next Wednesday, author Bob Spitz will participate in a luncheon at Authentico in Lake Forest. The event, sponsored by the Lake Forest Book Store, is just one part of a two part event that concludes at 6:30 that evening at Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich. The $35 price for the luncheon includes a copy of Spitz's new book, "Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child." From Lake Forest Book Store: The stunning story of how Julia Child transformed herself into the cult figure who touched off a food revolution that has gripped the country for more than fifty years. Spanning Pasadena to Paris, acclaimed author Spitz reveals the history behind the woman who taught America how to cook.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
District 67 enrichment program puts together a Broadway spectacular.
Deer Path Middle School’s Brainstormers program performed the award winning Broadway musical “Fiddler on the Roof” last week featuring student talent and entertainment for the community. The show first opened on Broadway in 1964 depicting changing traditions of Jewish life in Tsarist Russia in 1905. It was the first musical to have a performance run of more than 3,000 shows. Brainstormers is a self-funded enrichment program sponsored by Lake Forest School District 67, according to information provided by the District. Many instructors are certified Lake Forest teachers. “The program relies on cooperation between instructors, students and parents,” a release from the District said. “In some cases, particularly the drama productions, parent …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Ragdale, a nationally-acclaimed artist residency program in Lake Forest, will host a public unveiling of its new outdoor performance space in June.
Ragdale, one of the country’s largest, non-profit artist residency programs, based in Lake Forest, has selected a New York design team create a new outdoor performance space called the "Ragdale Ring." In January, Ragdale put out a nationwide invitation for contemporary interpretations of the original Ragdale Ring, an outdoor performance space designed by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1912. A jury of architects and artists evaluated submissions and selected Stephen Dietrich Lee’s proposal for its visionary and functional design. Lee, who is currently project manager at Sweeney & Conroy, Inc. in New York City, said he was "intrigued by the simplicity of manipulating a single, repetitive module to create a temporary Ragdale Ring that is …