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Back in the Day: Winnetka’s Own Maverick

This article originally appeared in the April 25, 2019 issue of the Winnetka Current as Back in the Day: Winnetka’s own maverick By Holly Marihugh Most of us know that a maverick is person who wants to mark her own unique path. But did you know Winnetka had its own maverick? Lola Maverick Lloyd, granddaughter of […]

Back in the Day: A window of understanding into the past

This article originally appeared in the June 28, 2019 issue of the Winnetka Current as Back in the Day: A window of understanding into the past By Holly Marihugh The historic clothing of the Medici family members gives us a rare insight into their lives during the 16th century. Through local resident Mary Westerman, Winnetka has […]

Back in the Day: Anita Willets-Burnham: Artist, writer and world traveler

This article originally appeared in the October 4, 2019 issue of the Winnetka Current as Back in the Day: Anita Willets-Burnham: Artist, writer and world traveler By Holly Marihugh The Winnetkan world-traveling artist, Anita Willets-Burnham, once said, “Doing what can’t be done is the glory of living.” To prove her point, she traveled all over the […]

Back in the Day: Moonshine raid details Winnetka’s brief booze history

This article originally appeared in the February 27, 2019 issue of the Winnetka Current as Back in the Day: Moonshine raid details Winnetka’s brief booze history By Holly Marihugh As the clock struck 6 p.m. Dec. 8, 1926, seven Winnetka police officers raided Curruti’s restaurant on Linden Street for the crime of serving illicit moonshine. The […]

Back In The Day: America’s pastime is also Winnetka’s pastime

This article originally appeared in the April 2, 2018 issue of the Winnetka Current as Back In The Day: America’s pastime is also Winnetka’s pastime By Peter Butler America’s pastime comes to life again this year as the baseball season has started. School spring breaks are over, which means baseball has started in Winnetka, just as […]

Back in the Day: Feeling nostalgic over diminishing home phones

This article originally appeared in the July 18, 2018 issue of the Winnetka Current as Back in the Day: Feeling nostalgic over diminishing home phones By Peter Butler Do you know anyone under the age of 40 who has a landline phone? In just a few years, cellphones followed by email, Facebook, texting, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat […]

Back in the Day – Women’s Exchange, A Launching Point for Life

This article originally appeared in the January 14, 2020 issue of the Winnetka Current as Back in the Day: Women’s Exchange — A launching point for life By Holly Marihugh Tucked in between two Redbud trees in the Harkness House section of the Community House in Winnetka are two unremarkable heavy wooden doors with windows. A […]