Tag Archives: Fall 2011

Model of the Patterson (later Garland) Tavern, c. 1940.

The Story of Winnetka Spirits

Gazette Article by Becky Hurley Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 2011 Winnetka, like much of the North Shore, has a complicated history with drinking. Although the village was officially “dry” for most of its early years, research into the distant—and not so distant—past suggests that occasionally there may indeed have been a “Big Noise” coming […]

1938 girls swimming

Summer of ’44: A Local Story

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 […]

The Winnetka Power Plant at Tower Road c. 1933.

Champs for Amps: The History of Winnetka Power

Gazette Article by Helen Weaver, Fall 2011 Updated 2023 In the summer of 2022, many of our friends and neighbors in Northfield, Glencoe, and Wilmette were clearing out their freezers and running long extension cords through their neighbors’ yards for days after a series of destructive storms. Yet, in Winnetka, no one went more than […]

Synder Family Swimmers

100 Years of New Trier High School Swimming and Diving

Gazette Article by Susan Crowe Whitcomb Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 2011 New Trier High School has long been powerful in the pool. Both the girls’ and boys’ teams won the Illinois state swimming and diving championship this past season, giving both teams more state titles than any other high school. Celebrating 100 years of […]