Monday, May 6, 2013
Classes begin at Kung Fu Power this week.
A new martial arts studio is opening in downtown Highland Park with programs for all ages. Kung Fu Power, located at 1770 First St., Suite 100, invites the community to a grand opening party at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 8. The event will include a Kung Fu demonstration and complimentary classes for ages six and older. Regular classes begin May 9 for children and adults. Times will expanding as classes fill. Instructors also offer private lessons. Instructors at Kung Fu Power have been teaching martial arts in Highland Park for more than 17 years and teach 19 styles of Kung Fu and Chinese Healing, according to a press release posted on the Chicago Tribune. Offerings include Splashing Hands Street Fighting, Hsing-I Internal Chinese Boxing, Chen …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
When you just need to get out, there's MapMyRide.
We think (hope) the weather will be on the upside soon so we can get out of the house! The website MapMyRide is a great tool for scouting out your new favorite route through Highland Park whether you're into walking, running or biking it. Do you have a favorite path? Unless it's a secret, share it with your neighbors in the comments!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Michael Harris finished the race approximately 45 minutes before the bomb went off as his wife, Lori Harris, watched him run past.
What is it like to stand 45 minutes and a few feet away from one of the nation’s most tragic moments? Michael and Lori Harris of Deerfield know the answer. Lori was a few feet away from the site of the second bomb explosion at Monday’ Boston Marathon as she watched her husband, Michael, run past on his way to crossing the finish line. Earlier: Three Deerfield Runners Finished Marathon Before Explosion “I was at the site of the second blast (when) I saw him (Michael) run by me,” Lori said. “I was so grateful I saw him. If you look away for a second you could miss.” He finished the race in 3:42.1 approximately 45 minutes before cheers turned into screams. After that they went through a very normal post race ritual. This was Michael’s fifth …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Register by April 30 for the Highland Park Hustle.
Hustle through Danny Cunniff Park with the Park District of Highland Park at the Highland Park Hustle scheduled for Saturday, May 11. Test your knowledge and skill as you complete different skills and activities and mental tasks as you gather prizes along the way. Assemble a team of up to four people and get your running shoes on. Think you have what it takes to solve a puzzle or shake ping pong balls from a box tied to your waist? Sign up individually and let the fun begin This family-friendly event is for ages 10 and older. Cost is $10 per person for district and non-district residents alike. The deadline to register is April 30. For more information, visit www.pdhp.org or call (847) 831-3810.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle took place on April 7 in Chicago.
Saturday, April 13
Find out which Highland Park residents participated in the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8k race in Chicago on April 7. The popular race started and ended in Chicago’s Grant Park and took participants through the city’s downtown. See the list of participants here.
Friday, April 12, 2013
One gymnastics team for years, Deerfield High School defeats Highland Park in first meeting between the two. Warrior Lacrosse squad downs Giants as well.
For years, Deerfield and Highland Park High Schools joined forces in boys’ gymnastics to field a coop team and it regularly placed well in the State Meet. This season, the program grew strong enough for each school to have its own squad which meant the District 113 rival would be opponents rather than teammates for the first time. In the first competition between the two, the Warriors outpointed the Giants, 122.75 to 101.5, in a quadrangular meet at Maine East. Both teams finished ahead of the Blue Demons and Maine South. Though they compete as separate teams, the Warriors have one thing in common, Head Coach Doug Foerch. The arrangement is unique. He was the long time mentor of the joint program. There was still plenty of support among…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Get to the greens! The Highland Park Country Club's golf course and learning center is now open.
The Highland Park Country Club 18-hole Golf Course and Learning Center is now open to residents and the public. The golf course will be offering a resident spring special Monday through Thursday with a $19 green fee and $34 green fee with a cart. Specials on Friday through Sunday are a $39 green fee and $54 green fee with a cart. After 2 p.m. on Friday through Sunday, prices lower to the same price charged during the week. Specials are for residents only. April tee times can be booked starting at 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. for groups of up to four players. The Highland Park Country Club is located at 1201 Park Ave. and offers in addition to the 18-hole course, a learning center, golf shop and banquet hall. The Golf Learning Center is open 8 a.m. …
Organizers of Breathe Deep North Shore have a goal of raising $100,000 for lung cancer research. Last year's event raised $140,000.
There's still time to register to participate in Breathe Deep North Shore, a 5K fun run, 1-mile walk and balloon launch to raise crucial funds for the LUNGevity Foundation for lung cancer research. The event will be held 9:30-11:30 Sunday, April 28 at Deerfield High School. Registration fees are $10-$25, and is free for lung cancer survivors. "It’s going to be an incredible family-friendly event," said Sue Bersh, a LUNGevity board member who's coordinating the event with friend Cindy Schwartz. The event will include music, games and activities like a photo booth, nail polish and hair braiding stations, massages, plus refreshments from Corner Bakery, Whole Foods, Starbucks, Panera and others. "Our 500-balloon launch is going to be …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Josh Bartelstein, from Highland Park, is the captain of Michigan's basketball team, which also includes Matt Vogrich of Lake Forest. These two high school rivals are now on a squad seeded fourth in the NCAA Tournament.
Before University of Michigan basketball players Josh Bartelstein and Matt Vorgrich were teammates, they were rivals playing for Highland Park and Lake Forest High Schools respectively. They will reach their biggest basketball moment together Friday when the fourth-seeded Wolverines meet top rated Kansas in the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16. In an in-depth feature published earlier this month, The Michigan Daily delves into Bartelstein's time in Highland Park, where he grew up idolizing Highland Park High School's varsity players. When he finally ended up playing on Highland Park's team, he impressed then-coach Paul Harris. "Josh loves the game of basketball," Harris said. "He was a gym rat who was always trying to improve as a player. Most …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Middle school athletes from all communities including Deerfield, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Buffalo Grove and others can participate in the free HERSHEY'S Track & Field Games to be held at Deerfield High School in May.
The Deerfield Park District is hoping to get the word out to more middle school athletes about the upcoming HERSHEY'S Track & Field Games at Deerfield High School May 19. In previous years, more than 40 students participated in the event but attendance is now down to about 12 to 25, reported the Chicago Tribune. "I'm surprised we don't get more because it is a free event," Deerfield Park District recreation Supervisor Jim Gariti told the Tribune. "The kids who do come to the event have a great time. For those who don't play baseball, softball, basketball, soccer and just want to run — this is great." The HERSHEY’S Track & Field Games are the largest youth sports program of its kind in North America, with hundreds of thousands of children …