Winnetka park officials and guests cut the ribbon on a rejuvenated Nick Corwin Park on Oct. 12 following months of improvement efforts from a local Eagle Scout.
Winnetka teenager Jake Claybrook led the project in which the playground’s previous equipment was dismantled, shipped and reconstructed for school children in Ghana.
Linda Corwin, mother of the young Nick Corwin, expressed her heartfelt appreciation in a press release from the Winnetka Park District: “I hope that the families in Ghana and in Winnetka experience the joy that Nick brought to us. Nick loved people, and I love all of you, the very special Village of Winnetka. Your support is meaningful.”
The park is named for Nick Corwin, who was shot and killed in a school shooting in 1988, and “has long been a symbol of resilience within the Winnetka community,” the park district said in the release. “The recent transformation of its playground and the equipment’s journey to West Africa stand as a testament to the power of community-driven initiatives.”
The park now features new playground equipment that meets current safety and accessibility standards. It has a nature theme with shaded canopies, an adaptive swing, a new sand cove and more.
“The new playground, designed by Rick Schram, of the Winnetka Park District, delivers enhancements that elevate the play experience and visual appeal of Nick Corwin Park for the neighborhood and the broader community,” according to the park district.
Antiques and Modernism Show returns this week
Celebrating 51 years, the popular Antiques + Modernism Winnetka Show is back at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., this weekend. A preview party kicks things off on Thursday, Nov. 2, followed by the weekend show Friday-Sunday, Nov. 3-5.
Geared toward designers, collectors and anyone hunting unique treasures, the event features home furnishings and accessories, artwork, clothing, jewelry and more all available for purchase from more than 40 dealers throughout the country.
This year’s show also includes an opportunity to Shop the Show with nationally known dealer and appraiser J. Michael Flanigan, on Nov. 3.
All proceeds from A+M benefit Winnetka’s Community House, a local nonprofit that provides educational, cultural, social, and recreational opportunities for people of all ages.
Tickets to the preview party, 6:30-9:30 p.m., are $150 in advance or $175 at the door.
Weekend tickets for all three weekend days are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Doors are open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 4, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 5.
For more information and tickets, call (847) 446-0537 or visit www.thewinnetkashow.com.
District 35 celebrates inclusivity during special event
Glencoe families united at Family Belonging Night on Oct. 19 at West School.
The event celebrated the unique cultures and backgrounds within the Glencoe District 35 community, and the district said the event aligned with its “commitment to cultivating a culture of belonging and deepening inclusion.”
The evening featured cultural dances, art projects, foods, literature and more.
A Glencoe parent who attend the event told the district, “I was amazed to see the diversity in our community. I felt so grateful to live in Glencoe and to be part of this celebration. The feeling of belonging and of being accepted was profound. … My kids really enjoyed themselves and loved experiencing pride in what makes them ‘special’, and what it is to be in community with others. It was an incredible evening and truly did create a deeper sense of belonging for our family. Thank you!”
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