Gazette Article by: Robert Mardirossian, Ph.D. – Executive Director
Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1996
Family Service of Winnetka-Northfield is proud of its historical roots. They illustrate the social consciousness that is a hallmark of local residents. In 1893 the nucleus of Family Service was established when three merchants, Robert Moth, Max Meyer, and James Hunt, formed the Winnetka Relief League.
http://www.winnetkahistory.org/index.php?id=345 · Nov 26, 16:49
Gazette Article by: Tom Gullen
Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1996
Since its humble beginnings skating outdoors in the parks of Winnetka, the Winnetka Hockey Club has grown until it now offers programs for over 600 boys and girls aged 5-15. It is widely respected as one of the finest hockey programs in the United States.
http://www.winnetkahistory.org/index.php?id=341 · Nov 26, 13:50
Gazette Article by: Joan L. Moreland – Executive Director, Winnetka Chamber of Commerce
Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1995
Winnetka Way articles are written by guest columnists who have been asked to share their memories of an aspect of Winnetka that they remember fondly. Winnetka Way articles debuted in 1994 and continue to the present.
Chamber of Commerce: Ladies in Waiting
One might expect Winnetka, a quaint English-style village, to have a tourist office. Since it does not, residents and visitors seeking information about our town call the Chamber of Commerce, where I have worked as executive director for the past seven years.
http://www.winnetkahistory.org/index.php?id=330 · Nov 26, 09:58
Gazette Article by Nan Greenough
Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 2011
Dramatic World War II stories from the battlefront understandably obscure the quieter tales on the home front. Yet nearly everyone within our country’s borders experienced the war effort though ration cards, recycling requirements, and product scarcity. Labor shortages in manufacturing made jobs outside the home available to women. Windows were blacked out as a precaution against air raids. Civilian volunteers were trained to assist neighbors in the event of an enemy attack. Families had to “do more with less.”
http://www.winnetkahistory.org/index.php?id=315 · Nov 11, 23:38
Gazette Article by: John T. Thomas
Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 2003
For almost 35 years, Winnetka high school teens have asked, “Whassup at the YO?” referring to the Winnetka Youth Organization’s drop-in center. Remaining constant through the years, the YO’s mission is to support our community’s teens as they cope with the complex issues of adolescence.
http://www.winnetkahistory.org/index.php?id=193 · Dec 26, 20:59
Gazette Article by: Susan Shabica
Appeared in the Gazette: Spring/Summer 2000
They are visible in the Village several times a year—in full uniform for parades on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July…They are the Boy and Girl Scouts, and they have a long, illustrious history in Winnetka.
http://www.winnetkahistory.org/index.php?id=187 · Dec 26, 20:22
Gazette Article by: Trish Early
Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1995
Although officially known as Winnetka Community House, this institution has been lovingly referred to simply as “Community House” for 84 years. In fact this shortened version was the original name proposed by the Rev. J. W. F. Davies, its founder, a month prior to its dedication on November 17, 1911.
http://www.winnetkahistory.org/index.php?id=171 · Dec 24, 17:41
Gazette Article by: Bean Carroll
Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2002
The sport of fox hunting has recently been in the spotlight in the United States and the United Kingdom. But did you know that Winnetkans participated in the sport in the early to mid-1900s? The Longmeadow Hounds, a foxhunt in Northbrook, was originally started in Winnetka in 1923…
http://www.winnetkahistory.org/index.php?id=106 · Dec 15, 15:40
Gazette Article by: Joan Peck
Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1998
Naming themselves the Skokie School Foundation, people of all ages—many who had never known each other before—became friends who shared an important mission. They held weekly strategy sessions in members’ houses, discussing income-producing, educational uses for the building, as well as long-range fund raising activities. Within the month the group had raised more than $75,000.
http://www.winnetkahistory.org/index.php?id=104 · Dec 15, 15:28
Gazette Article by: Suzanne Timble
Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 2004
The Winnetka Rotary Club is celebrating its 80th anniversary. It held its first meeting on May 24, 1924, at the Winnetka Community House, and to this day, the weekly meetings are held at the same location. In 2002, the name of the Club was changed to the “Winnetka/Northfield Rotary Club.”
http://www.winnetkahistory.org/index.php?id=103 · Dec 15, 15:22