NORTHBROOK — Amy O’Leary started her new position as executive director of Youth Services at the McLennan Center for Youth this week. She previously served as the director of Haven Youth & Family Services in Wilmette. She replaces Nancy Bloom, who officially retired after 24 years of service.
GLENVIEW — Larry King, of Long Grove, a 1984 Glenbrook North High School graduate, returned to his alma mater for a special task. King, was lucky enough to be chosen to play “Tony” in the high school’s production of West Side Story when he attended.
Recent headlines included the news of a caregiver accused of stealing $255,000 from the Lincolnshire man that she was supposed to be looking after. The Detectives involved in this case say that events like this one occur more frequently than anyone would like to see.
Springtime brings flowers, outdoor activities and often the start of the moving discussion in families living with seniors. The cold winter months may have led to isolation, a possible illness or many other possibilities; whatever the reason, many senior living communities see an increase in tours and moving discussions as the weather improves.
Public-Private partnerships are not new. Communities and the businesses that support them often work together to provide opportunities for their residents. In Highwood, the mayor and his wife are teaming up with a local skilled nursing facility to help create a central location where seniors can connect and engage.
NORTHBROOK — Dr. Sheree Lipkis, a Glenview internal medicine physician and a 30-year Northbrook resident, is on the move, quite literally. Thanks to her practice’s newest piece of office equipment, Dr. Lipkis achieves fitness while making tracks on a treadmill desk which has its own room tucked in the back of her practice.
HIGHLAND PARK — The grounds of Highland Park’s Ravinia Festival were teeming Sunday, April 28 with individuals and families from throughout area celebrating the Jewish United Fund’s Israel Solidarity Day.
NORTHBROOK — There’s no glass ceiling for Elisa Glass of Northbrook. There’s no glass slipper either for Glass, who is confidently swapping shoes to walk in the footsteps of Buffy Ervin, outgoing Northbrook Woman’s Club & Foundation (NWC/F) president.
Evanston roots run deeply for Mike Nekritz, the co-founder of Felicity School in Deerfield. Northwestern University gave the former Evanston resident, who now lives in Northbrook, the opportunity to meet his wife Diane, a Highland Park speech language pathologist.
A Ma Ma Louise’s Little Red Hen, at 653 Vernon Ave., the fried chicken and Lisa Ryba are Glencoe mainstays. Actually, it was Lisa’s parents, James and Louise Ryba, who made this business a family affair.