He’s humble, but if you ask Ulises Acosta, 18, to break into a song, the Wilmette Theatre Actor’s Training Center repertory student will do just that. Acting and singing are passions.
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.
Mother’s Day and the Greek Orthodox Easter (Sunday, May 5) are special dates for Eleni Sfondouris, of Wilmette, who owns Eleni’s Salon at 1155 Wilmette Ave.
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.
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.
WINNETKA — Molly Ethridge, a Winnetka resident of 25 years, feels at home sitting on the church steps. Yes, Christ Church at 470 Maple St. has been a home away from home for the 23 years she’s worked here as parish administrator.
HIGHLAND PARK — Rebuilding Together Day, held the last Saturday in April, draws teams of volunteers nationally on a workday to help those who really appreciate it.
In Highland Park, about 20 volunteers associated with Kenilworth Union Church rolled up their sleeves at their assignment. …
Sister Kathleen Donnelly doesn’t sit much. With three floors and lots of square footage at Winnetka Sacred Heart School, where she has served as principal for 15 years, walking the walk is necessary. “Keeps me in good shape,” Donnelly said, with a laugh. “It’s a fun job. Every day is fun.”