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TM PUBLISHER Glancer Magazine Inc PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Lindy Kleivo EDITORIAL Print Digital Kristen Kucharski Columnist Writer Mindy Kyle Columnist Writer Stephanie Schmoker Dining Critic Tiffany Schmoker Dining Critic Kristen Brooke Kainrath Columnists TABLE OF CONTENTS April Features SALES MARKETING PR Lindy Kleivo PHOTOGRAPHY Mike Catuara Mike Mantucca PRINT DIGITAL MONTHLY Reaching DuPage Kane Kendall with 6 Area Specific Titles Monthly DIGITAL CONTENT Daily Weekly See Our Mobile Responsive Website at www GlancerMagazine com Glancer Go To Guide Glancer Magazine s Online Marketplace Event Site Create a FREE Membership Upload Your Local Content Today Content May Be Chosen for Print Publication Upgraded Marketing PR Memberships Available COMMUNITY FEATURES Press Releases Local Events Community News editorial glancermagazine com ADVERTISING Print Online Advertising advertising glancermagazine com SUBSCRIPTIONS Have Your Area s Magazine Delivered Direct subscriptions glancermagazine com PUBLISHED BY Glancer Magazine Inc 80 Main Street Suite C Sugar Grove IL 60554 630 428 4387 www glancermagazine com Glancer Magazine s West Suburban titles highlighting DuPage Kane Kendall Counties are produced by Glancer Magazine Inc Glancer Magazine You ve Been Glanced and the Glancer logo are registered trademarks of Glancer Magazine Inc All rights reserved Magazine reproduction in whole or in part is strictly prohibited MODERN WOMEN Career Family Love Passion Projects and More April 2019 April is a month for blossoming from tree buds turning into beautiful flowers to hobbyists of all sorts delving into new escapes Springtime season is full of new promise This issue celebrates all that we love about spring starting with the Modern Women in our lives who manage career family and love in a way that is truly inspiring to those around them Nominated by their family and peers each women featured has a unique story to share In addition to our Cover Story we feature 7 Spectacular Passion Projects to Love all created by local area women Be sure to visit us online at www glancermagazine com to share each individual story in social media to help us celebrate these amazing stories 5 Hello From Glancer Magazine 7 5 Things to Do 9 Scene Around Suburbia 11 Easter Fun 2019 13 Celebrity Allure Literary Local 14 ON THE COVER 17 Dining Entertainment 18 Featuring Career Vison 20 To Give To Inspire 23 Home Enhancement Guide 26 GUIDE Summer Fun 2019 28 Mom s Little Black Book 29 Kid Stuff 30 7 Spectacular Passion Projects Lindy Kleivo Publishing Director West Suburban Area lkleivo glancermagazine com DUPAGE WEST Naperville Lisle Wheaton Glen Ellyn Downers Grove Hinsdale Burr Ridge April 2019 Vol 18 Modern Women Featuring Modern Women throughout the Community and their Everyday Lifestyles From Career Motherhood to Friendship and Sisterhood Plus All of Your Monthly Favorites In Dining Cabaret Health Beauty Home Design Family and More Copy right 2 0 1 9 All Rights Reserved Glancer Magazine Inc Become a Registered Glancer Get Listed In Your Category Glancer Magazine APRIL 2019 DUPAGE NEAR WEST 5

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5 Things to Do DUPAGE LIVING 2 DUPAGEPADS STRIKES BACK Saturday April 1 WHEATON Your opportunity to strike out homelessness returns for the 17th annual DuPagePads Strikes Back held Saturday April 13 2019 at Fox Bowl in Wheaton from Noon to 3 p m Thirty teams will compete to strike out homelessness with trophies awarded for top team bowling score and top fundraising www dupagepads org events 1 LATINA TALKS BY TODAY S INSPIRED LATINA April 25 6 30 10pm NAPERVILLE Don t miss the first LATINATalks with an audience an inspiring event with captivating speakers on April 25 from 6 30pm to 10pm at Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville Today s Inspired Latina is a book series of inspiration and hope a poignant collection of personal stories of overcoming language barriers and self doubts that will activate your passion www eventbrite com e latinatalksby todays inspired latina tickets55672724618 aff ebdssbdestsearch 4 VISIT VELVET GRACE FOR ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL OSWEGO Velvet Grace all things beautiful Nestled in charming log cabins right outside of downtown Oswego Velvet Grace is worth the trip with TWO shops to enjoy In the Velvet Grace boutique we specialize in unique home d cor creatively displayed in various vignettes while nestling in the latest and greatest in gifts and jewelry In the Velvet Grace Style Studio we offer the latest in trending apparel for every season We are excited to introduce new brands arriving daily at Velvet Grace including MAGNOLIA HOME by Joanna Gaines pillows throws and candles BedStu leather shoes boots and handbags Regina Andrews and Lush Design handcrafted jewelry and apparel from Lovestitch Blu Pepper Lush Elan and many more Velvet Grace 4025 US Highway 34 Oswego www velvetgrace net 630 636 6570 3 2ND ANNUAL WINE WALK Thursday May 2 DOWNERS GROVE The 2nd Annual Wine Walk Downtown Downers Grove is Thursday May 2 5 8 30pm Shop your way around downtown Downers Grove while enjoying 15 1oz tastings of wine Discover new downtown businesses and delicious wine Tickets are limited so act fast This event did sell out last year Tickets are 35 and available at www downtowndg org 5 GEIW JUNIOR VOLUNTEERS FAMILY FUN CONCERT May 5 GLEN ELLYN Join an afternoon of music food and fun for a great cause on May 5th from 13pm at the Glenbard West High School Track Enjoy a concert featuring Laura Doherty and the Heartbeats Local vendors Glenbard West Concessions Javi s and Sunset Slush will be on site for refreshments Proceeds benefit the Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare Society www glenellyninfantwelfare org Glancer Magazine APRIL 2019 DUPAGE NEAR WEST 7

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SCENE AROUND SUBURBIA Celebration of Tables Hosted by Glen Ellyn Food Pantry and Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club Mar 2 Invite Our Team to Your 2019 Event with One of Our Event Packages www GlancerMagazine com Downers Grove Junior Woman s Club Casino Royale Mar 9 Invite Our Team to Your 2019 Event with One of Our Event Packages www GlancerMagazine com scenearound Visit Us Online for Hundreds More Photos from Each Event by Following Our Facebook Page GlancerMagazine 8th Annual Rock n Roll for Your Heart Hosted by The Hephzibah Western Auxiliary Board Feb 15 Invite Our Team to Your 2019 Event with One of Our Event Packages www GlancerMagazine com Suburbia TM You ve Been Glanced TM Hinsdale Animal Hospital Grand Opening Event Feb 16 Invite Our Team to Your 2019 Event with One of Our Event Packages www GlancerMagazine com Glancer Magazine APRIL 2019 DUPAGE NEAR WEST 9

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Easter FUN 2019 Easter time is filled with faith family fun and the promise of Spring From Easter Egg Hunts and Breakast with the East Bunny there are many uniquely crafted event and activities happening throughout DuPage County this month Celebrate the season with these exciting must attend Easter themed events brought to you by area businesses organizaztions EASTER BRUNCH AT CATCH 35 Sunday April 21 Easter Sunday NAPERVILLE Enjoy Easter Brunch on Sunday April 21 from 10am 2pm downtown Naperville Hop on over to Catch 35 s Easter Brunch filled with a variety of breakfast and lunch treats Reservations are required credit card is necessary to secure table 10 am 2 pm Adults 39 95 Kids 4 10 16 Catch 35 Downtown Naperville 630 717 3500 View menu online at www catch35 com easter brunch 2019 NAPERVILLE JAYCEES EASTER EGG HUNT Saturday April 20 NAPERVILLE Family fun event 14 000 eggs are hidden among the 4 ball fields at Frontier Park Sports Complex divided by age groups The age groups are 0 2yrs 3 4yrs 5 6yrs 7 8yrs At 9 am the horn sounds and hundreds of kids parents scramble across the outfields to get the eggs Special prizes are available as well as a visit from the Easter Bunny This is a FREE Community Event organized by the Naperville Jaycees however Donations are suggested No reservations required Frontier Park Sports Complex 3380 Cedar Glade Rd Naperville www naperjaycees org SPRINGTIME FAMILY CRUISE WITH EASTER BUNNY Saturday April 20 Downtown Chicago CHICAGO Make an epic bunny hop from land to sea as you cruise along Lake Michigan this Easter This 90 minute family cruise aboard a three story luxury yacht boasts beautiful views of the Chicago skyline a dancefloor with family friendly party tunes a paper egg coloring station and even an appearance from the Easter Bunny To add to the seasonal cheer you and your whole family will get bunny ears and colorful candy filled Easter eggs It s the perfect way to spring into the holiday Event Run Time is 1 hr 30 min Anita Dee II 200 North Breakwater Access Chicago 312 379 3191 www anitadee com EASTER FUN AT ARROWHEAD GOLF CLUB WHEATON Get in the Easter spirit at Arrowhead Golf Club On Saturday April 13 from 11am 1pm children can enjoy preparing and decorating egg shaped cookies complete with a chef hat and lunch from the kid s menu 25 per child ages 4 12 must be accompanied by a non paying adult Easter Brunch on Sunday April 21 will include a carving station seafood station omelette station dessert station and kids station 9 30am 2 30pm Adults 47 95 Children Ages 5 12 24 95 www arrowheadgolfclub org BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY Saturday April 20 The Community House HINSDALE Before the egg hunt begins be one of the lucky few to hop into The Community House for a delicious hot breakfast and a one on one time with the Bunny Everyone in attendance will be given the chance to beat the crowds for a special photo with the Bunny After your breakfast bring your baskets and hop on over to Robbins Park to hunt for eggs www active com hinsdale il classes breakfast with the easter bunny2019 Glancer Magazine APRIL 2019 DUPAGE NEAR WEST 11

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Celebrity ALLURE WEST SUBURBAN VIP AVA MORSE Literary Local TESS KOSSOW I m Very Ferris GENEVA Like many Geneva resident Tess Kossow struggled with infertility and turned to IVF In Vitro Fertilization to help get pregnant and have her little boy Ferris After going through the process she wanted to find something that Ferris could relate to and understand how he came to be After searching the markets and finding nothing Tess decided to write her own book I m Very Ferris not only for Ferris but for all babies and families of IVF Infertility affects 1 in 8 couples says Tess In vitro fertilization needs to be celebrated with children in a way they can understand I m Very Ferris is Ferris s real life story about his entrance into the world told from a child s point of view in a beautifully illustrated rhyming book Tess based the story on hers and her husband s experiences as well as other couple s personal infertility stories This book is the start of a series that allows children to follow along with baby Ferris on everyday adventures while still giving respect and attention to the topic of IVF The next book in process is called I m Very Ferris Takes a Bubble Bath I m Very Ferris is best purchased through Amazon or on Tess s website www tesskossow com book im very ferris Know a Local Author in DuPage Kane or Kendall County Introduce Us at editorial glancermagazine com NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR E L JAMES SET TO VISIT NAPERVILLE MAY 3rd Author E L James took the world by storm in 2015 when her provocative contemporary romance Fifty Shades of Grey hit the bestseller lists This spring James visits from her London area home to share her latest book The Mister It s the story of an incredibly wealthy aristocrat and a young woman with secrets of her own The combustible passion between them and the mystery and danger that builds carries the reader across Great Britain To celebrate her new book James will meet the public at a signing line only event at Anderson s Bookshop 123 W Jefferson Ave in the heart of Naperville Tickets are available exclusively at ELJamesAndersons brownpapertickets com AVA MORSE NAPERVILLE You Tube Sensation Actor Singer There are defining moments when we watch our children and realize how inspiring they are even at such young ages They radiant kindness are non discriminatory lack judgement and simply let their natural talents shine without reservation In Ava s first professional theatre performance she played the role of Molly in Annie at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora The way she commanded that stage was fearless says her mother Debra I thought to myself how does this six year old just know how to do that Ava s stage presence is something you simply cannot teach It is truly a gift Now 13 years old Ava launched her music career with an original debut single What True Friends Do and just released her first EP with five songs about positivity and confidence written exclusively by Ava Her EP release concert will be April 26th in Downers Grove Beyond being involved with every aspect of the production process Ava has also had roles in network television shows and in national commercials such as Kelloggs Cinnamon Frosted Flakes and Hebrew National Hot Dogs was featured in Surprise Me had a recurring role on NBC Universal s Chicago PD followed by being cast in the pilot TV series History of Us CBS Ava s growing list of theatre credits include the World Premiere of Hazel Benadetta Bomicino Gypsy Baby June Seussical The Musical Jojo Billy Elliot Ballet Girl A Christmas Carol Emily Cratchit Child in Doorwary Want Les Mis rables Little Cosette and Annie Molly Ava is also proud member of SAG AFTRA and her r sum includes an accomplished list of commercial credits and voice over credits She is a true triple threat of talent Ava trains in dance ballet contemporary jazz hip hop and privately with her vocal and acting coaches however she is also a typically teen and enjoys playing basketball volleyball and flag football She loves pop music hanging out with friends going to the mall and downtown Naperville posting live streams on Instagram and aspires to go to college to study music and engineering Her goal is to inspire others as she has been inspired by Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande After performing at the Alive Center s Dare To Be Rare fashion in show in Naperville I received a letter from a girl who was inspired to start singing in her choir at school Ava says That made me feel so good that I was her motivation Kristen Kucharski Glancer Magazine APRIL 2019 DUPAGE NEAR WEST 13

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Modern Career Family Love by Kristen Kuchraski Photos by Mike Mantucca Unless Otherwise Submitted Chris Cash AURORA She is described as amazing hard working dedicated talented as well as beautiful inside and out Chris worked in Downtown Naperville for over 10 year at Roseland Draperies Interiors as a designer When she turned 50 years old she challenged herself further earned a Real Estate License joined the Naperville Keller Williams Realty Infinity brokerage office was named Top 20 of agents in her office became a Certified Staging Consultant and received Veterans Association for Homeownership certification She has learned to live by the motto Fail Early Fail Often and Fail Forward I think too much fear is instilled into kids about failure Chris says With every success comes learning from failure I think the word fail is just an acronym for From All I Learn Chris escapes her busy work life by traveling to new places Laughter with her husband and good friends along with volunteering she says are the best medicine for stress Chris started a local fundraiser for Bridge Communities called A Chair Affair and sits on the planning committee She is also a local Rotarian and donates time and money to the Naperville Area Human Society as she is the proud owner of two Golden Retrievers who bring much daily comfort Live Laugh Love Chris lives fully Tina Weller HINSDALE As the Treatment and Public Relations Coordinator at Weller Dental in Hinsdale Tina loves the direct impact she is able to have within her family business to help people look and feel good As an intricate member of their marketing team she also enjoys using her creative energy to help implement their message in fun and innovative ways She feels fortunate to work for her best friend who also happens to be her boss and husband of 19 years Together they have two boys Nicky 14 and Marcus 12 and balancing life as a working mom thickly involved in local charitable causes with travel hockey and School of Rock performances is an art she was grateful to have honed a few years ago Tina makes every effort to start each day with a smile She likes to wake up early eat well and exercise She serves on the Future Planning Committee is one of the philanthropy chairs of the Hinsdale Junior Woman s Club and relies wholly on giving of oneself for the most rewarding life Fully believing you can do anything you put your heart and mind to Tina strives to grow daily as a person learning something new each day so she can be a strong inspiration to her children 14 DUPAGE NEAR WEST APRIL 2019 Glancer Magazine

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Women Kerry O Brien WHEATON As the Executive Director of the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Kerry s main role is to implement the vision that the Board of Directors has for the organization While the Directors are volunteers Kerry is a paid professional specializing in organization management and monitors trends and practices that benefit the business community Mom to three children Tori 26 Kelton 25 and Callie 23 as well as grandma to two she understands more than ever that balance is fleeting motion is constant It is better for me to be aware the cycles and rhythms of life than to focus on those brief moments of balance she says My children and grandchildren remind me how important it is to make play a part of our days Joy is such a precious ingredient in life so we must make room for it Over the years Kerry has found it gratifying to be engaged with the community through volunteering and has served as an athletic coach taught religious education and led neighborhood social groups Today she is thrilled to be part Wheaton Warrenville Early Childhood Collaboration Ready Nation as well as coach for the high school INCubator edu program and elementary school entrepreneur program Madison Inc in CUSD 200 Jessica Buttimer GLEN ELLYN Jessica once saw an interview with HP CEO Meg Whitman where she essentially said you can t be perfect at everything all the time It really resonated with me and has helped me give myself and others more grace Jessica says Sometimes I excel at being a mom bake bread have a clean house make a delicious healthy dinner go above and beyond as a volunteer or exceed a client s expectations working as a freelance User Research Consultant and as Campaign Coordinator for Prairie Food Co op in Lombard Other times Jessica is thoroughly present while watching baking shows with her two young daughters ignoring the clutter of toys dishes laundry and emails As the mother of two girls Jessica wants them to have every opportunity available and hopes by pursuing things that inspire her she will inspire them by letting them in on her fears struggles and failures so that they can see it s all part of the process Jessica looks forward to serving on the District 41 School Board because she believes in the promise of a high quality public education She fully supports investing in students celebrating strengths and respectfully collaborating to support continued excellence in a student focused data driven and financially sustainable way View More Featured Modern Women from Kendall Kane at www glancermagazine com local women Glancer Magazine MARCH 2019 DUPAGE NEAR WEST 15

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Dining DINING ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT W E S T S U B U R B A N E D I B LE S T O LO VE Savory Sweet Sisters Vai s Italian Inspired Kitchen Bar 916 S Rt 59 Naperville 630 453 5200 www vaisnaperville com Owners Michael Vai Anthony Vai Sandy Georganas DU P A G E A R EA D I N I N G Spring Dining Delights WESTERN SUBURBS While our Modern Woman and Moms are busy inspiring others to be the best they can be our amazing dads can enjoy a night out with their daughter s at a special dinner event at Chick FilA s Daddy Daughter Date Night in Lombard spending quality time with their little girl s enjoying dinner dessert music a carriage ride and more on April 9th 4 30 p m to 8 p m Enjoy a Schug Wine Dinner event at SixtyFour A Wine Bar in Naperville on April 11th beginning with a 6 30 p m reception and 7 p m dinner Sixty Four Wine Bar features 64 wines by the glass 64 local craft beers and a full lunch and dinner menu every day In our modern world timeless traditions are always nice Recently opened Carnivore and the Queen in Downers Grove brings back the bygone area of nostalgic dinning and a contemporary revival of a classic prohibition era supper club Their daily menu reflects recipes using seasonal local ingredients from local farmers fishmongers ranchers Enjoy ongoing supper clubs events for area foodies Distinctive Banquets cordially invites you to Easter Sunday Brunch on April 21st from 10 a m to 2 p m at Abbington Distinctive Banquets in Glen Ellyn a Breakfast Station with Traditional Favorites including eggs benedict and made order omelets lavish appetizer and salad bar with fresh jumbo shrimp and smoked Norwegian salmon cooked to order pasta station lamb hand carved roast prime rib of beef and honey baked ham an ultimate sweet and fruit table with our chocolate fondue fountain complimentary champagne and much more SHARING LIFE OVER PLATES From the same family that brought us food lovers Fire Wine now comes Vai s an Italian inspired kitchen and bar With the motto sharing life over plates friendly faces and food that is unforgettable it was no surprise to find a packed restaurant upon arrival Michael Vai Anthony Vai and Sandy Georganas have done it again This trio goes above and beyond to make every guest feel welcome and more than satisfied With personalities that will make you want to smile and above par service the staff is just as on top of it Our server Myra was knowledgeable about the menu and had several recommendations So many we couldn t decide The smaller plates are a great way to try many offerings and share with the table The meatballs either as a slider or a side are a must The zucchini Frittes had a perfectly light and crispy batter with parmesan and were just delicious dipped in the green goddess Such a beautiful sight is the mushroom carpaccio with pickled onion goat cheese and balsamic It was difficult but we saved room for the bigger plates Vai s has a wood burning char grill to cook up the best Wagyu Hanger Steak served with green beans and potatoes in garlic herb butter The chicken Milan with heirloom tomatoes fresh mozzarella rucola spaghetti and a garlic cream is a comfort food that is taken to the next level Another favorite was the Roast Wild Salmon with wild mushrooms charred carrots pea tendrils served with spaghetti and garlic cream The details are what make each dish stand out This family friendly place has one of the best kid s menus around which includes wood grilled salmon and filet mignon Vai s has a generous space to host large groups and private events Whatever the event Vai s is the place to have it As we thoroughly enjoyed our food a couple got engaged just a few tables away and then were whisked to a private dining area to be further surprised by family Along with the generous space the owners have generous hearts and a vision of sharing their new space with the community hosting fundraisers You will feel right at home at Vai s with their open arms welcoming hearts and delicious food ABOUT THE CRITICS Stephanie right Tiffany left Schmoker are west suburban sisters who have always shared a love for dining out and they also enjoy cooking together They came from a family of 7 and grew up on farm with fresh fruits veggies and more Watch for their review of a different west suburban restaurant in each issue of Glancer Magazine Invite them to your eatery at editorial glancermagazine com Glancer Magazine APRIL 2019 DUPAGE NEAR WEST 17

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HOME BEAUTIFUL M O N T H LY CO LU M N To Give To Inspire POISED FOR SUCCESS LOMBARD When I go shopping for a new outfit for an event or a night out I am looking for one that will make me feel incredible and confident There s never a more important time to feel that way then when you are interviewing for a new job Poised For Success a nonprofit agency servicing the western suburbs agrees and works to provide amazing professional clothing at no charge to women who are on assistance and who are determined to become self sufficient through gainful employment Since opening their doors in 1998 the organization has had the privilege to help thousands of remarkable women including our women veterans having served our country and transitioning to the civilian workforce This service helps them gain a sense of self worth self confidence and empowerment says Gail Foster Executive Director for Poised For Success It is like the beginning of a new chapter for them and we are so honored to be a small part of that process Each woman works one on one with a client service volunteer to help select their interview appropriate outfits from head to toe In addition to providing the clothing the volunteers assist clients in building self esteem and interview skills as well as referrals to other local service organizations providing job skills training and job placement My favorite part of the job says Gail is experiencing first hand how empowering the right outfit can be for our clients Currently Poised For Success is seeking philanthropic property owners who could help them expand their services to a new office location in the western 20 DUPAGE NEAR WEST APRIL 2019 Glancer Magazine suburbs They are hoping to find a place with space to grow and provide greater services to even more women Other avenues to help are hosting clothing drives at your place of work or community organization supporting their annual fundraising dinner in November financial and clothing contributions and volunteering your time in various areas from helping with monthly intakes second Saturday of the month from 10am 1pm to supporting marketing and fundraising efforts For more information on Poised For Success and their needs visit their website at www poisedforsuccess org Together we can help these women make a better life for themselves and their families Mindy s April Giving Inspiration It is spring cleaning time Go through your closets and drawers and find the clothing you no longer wear and donate to your local charitable organizations If you have work appropriate clothes consider donating them at one of Poised For Success s monthly intakes ABOUT THE WRITER Mindy Kyle is the owner of Be Inspired Studios and is passionate about helping people discover what brings them joy and to live a full healthy and happy life She has her Masters in Fine Arts degree in creative writing from DePaul University and lives in Naperville with her husband three children and the cutest dog in the land

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HOME BEAUTIFUL SPRING 2019 HOME LOVE BUY OR SELL WITH THIS EXPERIENCED REALTOR TERESA RYAN BROKER Teresa and her team at Ryan Hill Group Century 21 Affiliated have served home buyers and sellers in Naperville and the Western Suburbs since 2001 With over 1 billion sold Teresa and her team are devoted to serving the needs of luxury traditional and investment real estate clients looking to buy or sell Clients can expect Market Expertise VIP Customer Service and Best in Class Marketing By placing client needs first to ensure superior results the team is proud to give back to our Community Experience the difference Call for a personal consultation today Teresa Ryan Broker 630 253 7660 tryan ryanhillgroup com www ryanhillgroup com BUFF COAT FLOORS HELP SELL THE HOME Impress your potential buyers with like new hardwood floors Buff Coat s dustless odorless one day process removes unsightly surface scuffs and scratches and applies a new coat of finish for a stunning look Award winning with stellar reviews and celebrating our 10th year in business Call Ray Horan for a free in home estimate at 630 689 3800 or visit www buffandcoatnow com EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS PENY O BRIEN Penny provides exemplary customer service consistently ranks in the top 1 of all Naperville brokers with over 23 million in sales in 2018 Penny s clients say she is high energy and has a strong work ethic All of Penny s listings receive Complimentary Professional Staging Photography Sit back relax and let her go to work for you Penny O Brien Broker SRS CSC SFR RENE Relocation Specialist Negotiation Expert 630 207 7001 PennyOBrien johngreenerealtor com SELDOM USED WHIRLPOOL TUB THE KITCHEN MASTER Not many homeowners with larger whirlpool bathtubs find the time to bath in them Often separate showers found in these homes are small and uncomfortable You might consider either taking out that monster whirlpool entirely or using less space with a smaller freestanding bathtub Doing this can provide ample space for a larger shower will multiple shower heads and even a seat The Kitchen Master can design and build your new bath to fit your lifestyle www thekitchenmaster com VISIT THIS 10 000 SQ FT SHOWROOM HOMEWERKS KITCHEN AND BATH Recognized as a premiere remodeling company this 10 000 square foot showroom is truly inspiring Family owned and operated since 1996 HomeWerks specializes in full service remodeling The kitchen and bath displays are interactive allowing visitors to experience many product features first hand With the focus of providing high quality products professional installation and exceptional customer service HomeWerks has been a welcomed addition to the Naperville community HomeWerks Kitchen and Bath 1154 E Ogden Avenue Naperville 866 265 8895 www myhomewerks com Glancer Magazine APRIL 2019 DUPAGE NEAR WEST 21

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Home ENHANCEMENT 2019 SPRING GUIDE Transform Your Kitchen Space The Art of Organization Kitchen Design Done Simply HERITAGE CABINETRY DESIGNS The Heritage Cabinetry team is well versed on bringing you designs that can transform your space creating breathtaking kitchen designs to relaxing master suites Heritage designers are also well versed in design and project management and through the use of Computer Aided Design technology and a beautiful interactive design studio featuring cabinetry quartz countertops flooring tile and fixtures there are no limits to the unique designs that await you www HeritageCabinetryDesigns com 630 553 0880 Free Design Consultation CLOSET FACTORY From closets to pantries and home offices your Closet Factory designer will act as your project manager and work hand in hand with you to design the perfect solution for your needs and ensure your project turns out just like you dreamed it would Call Closet Factory today at 866 ART 2ORG that s 866 278 2674 to schedule your FREE in home design consultation with a talented design team member See ad on this month s back cover for a special offer www closetfactory com THE KITCHEN MASTER Afraid of the complexity and worries of remodeling your kitchen or bath Join the thousands of satisfied homeowners that have put their trust in The Kitchen Master Their mission of always Exceeding Expectations is what drives their team to make certain that you enjoy The Kitchen Master experience from the first design conversation to the joy of living in your new bathroom or kitchen Stop in their beautiful showroom or call 630 369 0500 today View their work at www thekitchenmaster com Being a Source of Education Designer Baths Kitchens More Add Drama with Draperies NAPERVILLE The owner of Opal Enterprises a local remodeling company realizes there s not enough educational remodeling sources Residents have questions like What materials are best What questions should I be asking the contractors that come to my home What colors are trending right now And more As a solution Opal will be offering FREE monthly education seminars in their Naperville showroom where homeowners can come in and be presented with education so they are best prepared to enter into a remodeling project Details dates at www opalexteriors com SKILL BUILT REMODELING SPECIALISTS This remodeling company has been making changes in the homes of customers just like you throughout Naperville and the western suburbs for over 20 years Through the years they have built a reputation of Quality and trust which brings their customers back time and time again Start planning your new kitchen bathroom basement or home improvement project today Skill Built Remodeling Specialists Excellence Quality and Pride www skillbuilt com 630 742 1397 ROSELAND DRAPERIES Nothing adds more drama to a room than a beautiful set of custommade draperies They also add warmth softness and luxury Finding the perfect fabric is the key Roseland will bring a showroom full of fabric samples right to your home It s truly the only place to choose the right fabric in the perfect colors to match your decor See for yourself with a shop at home appointment by calling 630 355 1565 Glancer Magazine APRIL 2019 DUPAGE NEAR WEST 23

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HEALTH BEAUTY Look Your Best With Medically Monitored Weight Loss At ThinfastMD we specialize in Medically Monitored Weight Loss throughout the Chicagoland area Our weight loss programs are specifically customized and tailored to each patient s health and weight loss goals Whether you want to lose 5 lbs before a special occasion or 50 lbs to live a healthier medication free life we are committed to getting each of our patients to their goal Our long term relationship with our patients not only ensures that they achieve a better lifestyle but continue to maintain one well after meeting their goals Dr Ghani our medical director and the rest of the ThinfastMD team have over 3 decades of weight loss experience We are ready to take you on a path for a lighter and healthier you Learn more at www thinfastmd com 24 DUPAGE NEAR WEST APRIL 2019 Glancer Magazine

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HEALTH BEAUTY FEEL YOUR BEST IN 2019 Healthy YOU HELP FOR ALOPECIA TUBELLA HAIR STUDIO Alpoecia is a misunderstood autoimmune condition that includes Alopecia Areata Alpoecia Totalis or Alopecia Universalis Nearly 5 million Americans 2 of the population are affected The cause is unknown and there is no cure Alopecia is highly unpredictable as hair loss and regrowth can occur at any time TuBella offers new technology to recreate someones natural hair and scalp and it s available at TuBella Hair Studio in Lisle through their new partner company Cesare Ragazzi They have developed a 3D printed hair prosthetic www tubellhairstudios com FAMILY DENTISTRY WITH A WIDE ARRAY OF SERVICES Valley View Dental offers an array of general and cosmetic dentistry periodontal dental implants oral surgery and orthodontic procedures including traditional braces Invisalign teeth whitening CEREC one day crowns and even same day emergency visits With a large staff of multi lingual doctors on site labs at each location and extended business and weekend hours Valley View Dental has the ability to treat patients according to their own schedules and convenience Stop by and see why others in the community have trusted Valley View Dental for almost 20 years Valley View Dental www vvdental com Located In Naperville Montgomery Romeoville LOOK YOUNGER FEEL REJUVINATED WITH COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE THE EMPEROR S MEDICINE Providing resultbased health and wellness through acupuncture and functional medicine offering a safe effective drug free alternative for chronic pain fibromyalgia depression anxiety auto immune and women s health issues Founder and Director Dr Selma S Gladney DAOM combines many years of experience in wellness with a master s degree in Chinese Medicine to empower her patients to become their healthiest and happiness by addressing the root cause of the ailment not just the symptoms therefore promoting authentic healing and long term relief Naperville 630 428 9001 www foxvalleyacupuncture com 20 OFF COOLSCULPTING WESTERN SUBURBS Look feel beautiful in 2019 with Concierge Medical Spa They offer non invasive procedures of aesthetic services skin rejuvenation hair removal injectables and body contouring just to name a few Their highly trained staff is specialized in the latest aesthetic medical treatments customizing each treatment specifically for you starting with a complimentary consultation Book your consult today receive 20 off CoolScupting when you mention Glancer Magazine See ad for specials www conciergemedspa com glancer HIGH TECH DENTAL OFFICE IN GLEN ELLYN GLEN ELLYN DENTISTRY Owner Dr Charise Petrelli pictured is skilled in all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry for patients of all ages Boasting the latest technological advancements using digital x rays which contain 80 90 less radiation than traditional film x rays Staff includes Dr Christopher Zwiercan takes great pride in knowing their patients individually and treating them like family Glen Ellyn Dentistry 462 Prospect Avenue Glen Ellyn 630 942 0727 www glenellyndentistry com LOCAL DOCTOR HELPING RESIDENTS LOOK FEEL GREAT A TO Z WELLNESS AND BODY SCULPTING Since 1989 Dr Adriana Zabrosky has been serving patients by delivering excellent chiropractic care and helping them maintaining a healthy nervous system I am so pleased to have had a long relationship with my patients their family members their friends and neighbors I decided to add body contouring technology to my practice and the results have been terrific Now not only do they feel good but they look good too said Dr Zabrosky A to Z Wellness and Body Sculpting at Zabrosky Chiropractic 630 515 0000 www zchiro com Glancer Magazine APRIL 2019 DUPAGE NEAR WEST 25

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This West Suburban Feature Is Appearing through June 2018 Get Listed Contact Us at advertising glancermagazine com BEST SUMMER EVER West suburban Chicago has countless opportunities available to familes in the area of summer fun Keep the kids busy with these unique and exciting programs and events that are both enriching and entertaining Make sure it s a summer they ll remember forever Link up directly from our website at www GlancerMagazine com and get the kids ready for some summer fun CODEVERSE SUMMER CAMP Codeverse is a futuristic wonderland designed just for kids A world full of possibilities and adventure where kids can be creative and tinker with cutting edge technology Codeverse is Naperville s new interactive coding studio for kids aged 6 13 Located at 55 S Main St Suite 230 the state ofthe art facility is riddled with objects such as concert hall lights robots 3D printers strobe lights speakers and TV s all of which can be programmed by kids Reserve your child s spot today at www codeverse com camps or call at 844 644 CODE 26 DUPAGE NEAR WEST APRIL 2019 Glancer Magazine CAMPNAPER Sprawled across 13 acres and beyond in summer day camps that are sure to capture a child s imagination Naper Settlement s unique hands on camps provide immersive experiences where learning is fun All camps include supplies and a snack and are led by experienced adult counselors Naper Settlement located at 523 S Webster St in the heart of Downtown Naperville For more details and to sign up visit www napersettlement org camp

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Kid Stuff Spring is right around the corner and we are here to help you celebrate As winter starts to wind down there s lots to do throughout DuPage County From Easter fun and zoo time delights to summer camp planning more Here are a few fun activities to add to the kid s list of fun things to do Be sure to share them online www GlancerMagazine com Earth Day Fair NAPERVILLE Join the Naperville Park District City of Naperville and many community organizations that make being green their business at the second annual Earth Day Fair This free family friendly event will take place Saturday April 27 from 1 00 4 00 pm at the Fort Hill Activity Center at 20 Fort Hill Drive in Naperville Enjoy eco friendly vendors green living tips kids activities and more ww napervilleparks org earthweek for info and to get involved Creativity Is In Full Swing at DuPage Children s Museum NAPERVILLE Spark your curiosity ignite your excitement and let your creativity bloom Need some inspiration Play leads the way at DuPage Children s Museum where your family will laugh learn and love spending time together exploring hands on exhibits In April attend a Tiny Great Performance create something uniquely you in The Studio drop by for a Pajama Party on April 26 and don t miss Daniel Tiger s Neighborhood A Grr ific Exhibit open now through May 12 2019 www dupagechildrens org 630 637 8000 New Summer Exhibit to Feature Over 40 Lifesize LEGO Sculptures May 11 September 29 BROOKFIELD ZOO A roaring tiger a leaping dolphin a lounging leopard these are all animals one might expect to see on a visit to Brookfield Zoo However this summer guests will have the chance to see these creatures in an entirely different and unique way at Brick Safari The temporary exhibit which opens May 11 and continues through September 29 features more than 40 life size animal sculptures created from millions of individual colored LEGO bricks www csz org VARIETY OF PLAY CARNIVAL AT FOX VALLEY MALL Saturday May 4 11 30 1 30pm AURORA Your child with a disability and family are cordially invited to join Variety the Children s Charity of Illinois the Fox Valley Special Recreation Association and the Western DuPage Special recreation Association for a private carnival event The carnival will be closed to the general public during these times allowing families with children with any disability extra time to safely enter and exit rides which will be run at slower speeds when possible and for shorter duration if requested Complimentary ride wristbands popcorn and cotton candy will be provided along with one game prize per child Thank you to Fantasy Amusements for providing this event FREE for families of children with disabilities their parents caretakers and siblings Limit 6 free tickets and 1 date reserved per family Roald Dahl s Matilda The Musical at Drury Lane April 26 June 23 2019 OAK BROOK Wonder and amazement abound with this award winning musical Based on the novel by Roald Dahl Matilda tells the tale of a precocious 5 year old girl with special talents Facing many obstacles caused by her family and school the book loving Matilda befriends her teacher and helps the woman to reclaim her life Tied for the most Olivier Awards ever including Best New Musical Matilda went on to win five Tony Awards including Best Book of a Musical Rated PG www drurylanetheatre com shows 19 20 theatrical season matilda Glancer Magazine APRIL 2019 DUPAGE NEAR WEST 29

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LOCAL PASSION PROJECTS TO LOVE Passion is defined as a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something and that is what this month s feature is dedicated to Here we honor Local Passion Projects to Love and the women behind the success of each one From growing a boutique to three wildly successful locations to creating a home remodeling company based on a love for helping others each featured Pasion Project is just as inspiring as the next Enjoy 2 2 THE PERFECT LOOK FOR YOUR HOME NAPERVILLE As an expert exterior designer Tara Opalski wants to help her clients design the perfect look for the outside of their home At her co owned company Opal Home Improvements she offers all the hot new trends and color pairings and uses visualization software to assist homeowners in making confident choices 127 Ambassador Dr Suite 159 Naperville www opalexteriors com 1 3 1 EMPOWERING OUR TEENS NAPERVILLE Kandice Henning founder of the Alive Center is passionate about helping teens discover their unique gifts and talents The center focuses on being a teen led teen driven center and offers a myriad of programs classes tutoring and plain fun and includes free after school and weekend drop in hours 500 W 5th Ave Naperville and now also through Fry Family YMCA www alivenaperville com 3 INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR HAIR LOSS LISLE Melissa Saez knows that hair loss can be emotionally painful and traumatic for some people As a hair loss specialist educated in the latest technology she has made it a mission at TuBella Hair Studio to help patients find a hair solution that makes them feel and look beautiful inside and out 4710 Main St Suite 4 Lisle www tubellahairstudio com 6 6 CREATE A PEACEFUL WELL ORGANIZED SPACE NAPERVILLE Ann Marie Guenther owner of That Girl Organizes loves helping families get organized and stay organized so they can have more free time Specializing in all areas of the home or business she organizes and teaches time management techniques according to each client s unique learning style www thatgirlorganizes com 4 4 YOUR SMILE IS HER TOP PRIORITY GLEN ELLYN Skilled in all aspects of dentistry and cosmetic restoration Dr Charise Petrelli takes pride in helping clients restore and enhance the natural beauty of their smile As owner of Glen Ellyn Dentistry she treats her patients like family and provides the personal oral health care they deserve 462 Prospect Ave Glen Ellyn www glenellyndentistry com 5 5 FIND THE LATEST FASHION TRENDS WHEATON DOWNERS GROVE Handpicking fashion that is on point for the season is what Jill Card loves to do for her Jeans and A Cute Top Shop She works the floor of one of her shops every day and is committed to her gratifying mission of changing the world for women one great fitting pair of jeans at a time 210 West Wesley Wheaton and 5116 Main Street Downers Grove www jeansandacutetopshop com 7 7 FEELING AND LOOKING GOOD LISLE Licensed chiropractor Dr Adriana Zabrosky s passion is creating total body wellness rather than merely treating symptoms At her practice A Z Wellness and Body Sculpting she uses massage therapy exercise physical therapy and nutrition to treat her patients She offers body sculpting options as well to help you feel as good about your outside as you do about your inside 2009 Warrenville Rd Lisle www zchiro com 30 DUPAGE NEAR WEST APRIL 2019 Glancer Magazine

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