Tag Archives: Recreation

Winnetka Fox Hunt

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 […]

Sledding on Oak Street circa 1900

Past Times Pastimes… Let it snow

Gazette Article by: Eleanor Tippens Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1994   Sledding down Oak Street hill? It seems unlikely in today’s car-filled world, but at the turn of the century, everyone got involved in the fun. Long-time residents recall fathers and grandfathers saying that with a good push at the top – and a […]

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 […]

Winnetka Way: Barbara Joyce

Gazette Article by: Barbara Joyce Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1994 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. Dancing the Watusi…No Necking In the days when […]

Wheels Around Winnetka

Article by Frank A. Windes, Winnetka Village Engineer Reprinted from the Winnetka Talk, March 8, 1930 Appeared in Gazette: Summer 1994 These warm summer days are perfect for cycling along Village streets and paths.  As we enjoy this season and the freedom our bicycles provide, think about what it must have been like cycling here […]