Shanta Paul, 11, is doused in colored powder during a Holi celebration May 15 in Wilmette.
Seeing is believing, and in this time of reflection, we gathered a sample of the best photos of 2022 to help jog your memory.
The images are a reminder that in 2022, and most years, our community endured a roller coaster of events and emotions, from joy and triumph to pain and loss. Here are some of the photos that captured the moments that moved us, starting with celebration:
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Celebrants of Holi — also known as the Festival of Colours — on May 15 at Vattman Park in Wilmette. | Photo by Rob Lange
The Hazan family, of Glencoe, in front of their Hanukkah-decorated home. | Photo by Rob Lange
Kael Anderson gets a high-five during New Trier’s graduation ceremony May 29 in Hoffman Estates | Photo by Lois Bernstein
Wilmette Village President Senta Plunkett gives a toast to celebrate Wilmette’s 150th anniversary. | Photo by Rob Lange
Parade chairs, wagons and more are abandoned July 5, a day after the mass shooting on Central Avenue during Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade. | Photo by Joe Coughlin
Gregg Garmisa and Lauren Beth Gash — former state representative — grieve at a community rally July 9 in Highland Park. | Photo by Joe Coughlin
Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering visits the temporary memorial for the July 4 victims in Highland Park. | Photo by Joe Coughlin
Joseph Sears School student Anna Mawicke is doused with cold water during the school’s Polar Plunge Feb. 23. | Photo by Joe Coughlin
Wilmette police officers (left to right) Sgt. James Pasquesi, Josh Hornbacher and Matt Barry take the Polar Plunge March 20 in Wilmette. | Photo by Rhonda Holcomb
The Record Company’s Chris Vos performs on the main stage of the Winnetka Music Fest in June. | Photo by Joe Coughlin
Ice carver Nate Johnson gets to work during Wilmette’s Winterfest in February. | Photo by Joe Coughlin
Vivi Soehn (left) and Sierra Miller in “Force” for a New Trier Kinesis show. | Photo by Lois Bernstein
The McKenzie Variety Show returned to the school stage with “It Takes A Rainbow” in March. | Photo by Rob Lange
A Jessie White tumbler twists in the air during a Fourth of July performance in Wilmette. | Photo by Joe Coughlin
Sean Hofherr shows off his Italian beef creation at Northfield Hofherr Meat Co. | Photo by Joe Coughlin
Amy Falkowski updates The Wilmette Theatre’s marquee when it loaned the facility to a film crew. | Photo by Joe Coughlin
In February, Jack Cummings became the first New Trier wrestler to win a state title since the 1960s. | Photo by Joe Coughlin
The New Trier field hockey teams celebrates another state championship in June. | Photo by Rob Lange.
New Trier senior Will Hopkins (right) reacts to the sectional-clinching point May 31 at Glenbrook South. | Photo by Joe Coughlin
The Loyola Academy football team raises the state championship trophy after a 13-3 victory in November. | Photo by Clark Brooks
New Trier huddles up prior to the rivalry game with Loyola Academy in December. | Photo by Rob Lange
Declan Forde juggles and eventually catches a pass along the sideline when the Ramblers opened the season on ESPN. | Photo by Joe Coughlin
New Trier’s Noah Shannon rises for an easy bucket during the Trevians magical 2021-22 season. | Photo by Joe Coughlin
New Trier pitcher Jimmy Ertmann delivers against the Dons in April. | Photo by Joe Coughlin
Highland Park’s Nick Blumer snags a touchdown reception in the team’s second game. | Photo by Joe Coughlin
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This article was developed using publicly available information, such as press releases, municipal records and social media posts.