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Rare breed: Special dog brings joy to Kenilworth family

by Hilary Anderson, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living

Meet Lila, the dog.

She is a Barbet, one of about only 500 such dogs in the world. The American Kennel Club only recently recognized her breed.

“Lila is special and the love of our lives,” owner Betty Wiggins, of Kenilworth, said. “...

Annual Romona Elementary International Festival celebrates global culture

by Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living

The Romona Elementary School community recently gathered to recognize, embrace and celebrate that differences that ultimately unite them during their annual International Festival.

The sacred day, held on March 8 and organized by Romona’s...

Cooking competition keeps things tasty at Beth Hillel’s ‘Noshed’ in Wilmette

by Hilary Anderson, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living

It was a battle of the chefs.

The competition, Noshed, was among three local kosher chefs — Bryan Gryka, of  Milt’s BBQ for the Perplexed; Carlos Resendiz, of  Shallots Bistro; and Rick Bielak, of Tacos Gingi.