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TABLE OF CONTENTS TM PUBLISHER Glancer Magazine Inc PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Lindy Kleivo February Features EDITORIAL Print Digital Kristen Kucharski Columnist Writer Mindy Kyle Columnist Writer Stephanie Schmoker Dining Critic Tiffany Schmoker Dining Critic Kristen Brooke Kainrath Columnists 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 DUPAGE NEAR WEST North Naperville Lisle Woodridge February 2019 Vol 18 With Love Featuring Local Area Couples and Families Wedding Bliss Dating Hot Spots Unique Stories of Love Laughter Plus All of Your Monthly Favorites Copy right 2 0 1 9 All Rights Reserved Glancer Magazine Inc WITH LOVE Sharing Love Laughter throughout the Community Love is in the air and this month s pages have been designed for you with love in mind Each story is unique compelling and truly from the heart Residents share on falling in love while families share all that they cherish about each other Each February our readers love reading about west suburban couples and how they met This month s cover story themed Lucky In Love introduces one couple who has a unique story to share enjoying all that is wonderful about our community hand in hand You ll love reading about what path they took in life and where they are today Be sure to visit www glancermagazine com to read other stories appearing in our other publications This year marks a special milestone for Glancer Magazine as we now publish 6 unique titles throughout DuPage Kane and Kendall Counties From Naperville Lisle and Hinsdale to Geneva Yorkville and Oswego plus many in between each print digital magazine is now area focused so our readers can better connect with our features each month If you see a feature you love be sure to hop online for a chance to view these same features in other communities You ll meet so many new faces places by doing so Thanks for reading and Happy Valentine s Day Lindy Publishing Director West Suburban Area lkleivo glancermagazine com February 2019 Highlights 5 Hello From Glancer Magazine 7 5 Things to Do 9 Scene Around Suburbia 11 ON THE COVER Local Couple Lucky In Love 13 Celebrity Allure 13 Literary Local 13 West Suburban VIP 15 The Wedding Page 16 Dining Entertainment 17 Savory Sweet Sisters 18 To Give To Inspire 19 Fabulous Family 19 Home Love 22 Kid Stuff 23 Mom s Little Black Book 25 Love Healthiness 27 7 Spectacular Date Night Hot Spots You ll Love Nominate a Neighbor at www glancermagazine com Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2019 DUPAGE NEAR WEST 5

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DUPAGE LIVING 5 Things to Do 2 CHOCOLATE WEEKEND AT MORTON ARBORETUM Feb 9 10 LISLE Enjoy chocolate and explore its connection to the natural world at this annual event Visit taste and buy specialty chocolates and treats from a variety of vendors Free with Arboretum admission The Morton Arboretum 4100 Illinois Route 53 Lisle www mortonarb org events chocolate weekend 1 DINE NAPERVILLE WITH 260 OPTIONS NAPERVILLE Spend this month of love sharing delicious meals with the ones you cherish most There are 260 options in the city for a fantastic dining experience This Valentine s Day spend a night out with your significant other and enjoy dinner and drinks at one of the many fine dining restaurants This year more than ever Naperville has fun things to do and delicious foods to eat Don t miss out on the food fun www dinenaperville com 4 VISIT VELVET GRACE FOR ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL OSWEGO 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 they 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 they offer the latest in trending apparel for every season New home d cor and apparel arriving daily Velvet Grace also continues to be a proud retailer of the Annie Sloan chalk paint and products The entire Velvet Grace team takes pride in offering our clients a unique shopping experience with exceptional customer service Velvet Grace 4025 US Highway 34 Oswego www velvetgrace net 630 636 6570 3 CHICAGO AUTHOR SERIES Saturdays In February LISLE All ages are invited to attend these free thought provoking discussions about Chicago s regional history with local authors and those who write about it Authors from around Chicagoland will address their books in a fun informal fashion beginning at 1pm Matthew Galik author of The 1926 Orland Park Murder Mystery Bryan J Ogg will discuss his book Naperville A Brief History Kenneth Knack will present his book Images of America River Grove and David Sadowski on Building Chicago s Subways The Museums at Lisle Station Park at 921 School Street in Lisle www lisleparkdistrict org 5 DUPAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LUCK O THE IRISH Saturday March 16 NAPERVILLE Celebrate Naperville s favorite holiday with Stanford s Irish Rhapsody No 1 and Amy Beach s Gaelic Symphony along with a performance by the DSO s 2019 Young Artists Auditions Winner In addition to his six Irish Rhapsodies Irish composer Charles Villiers Stanford wrote seven symphonies and a whole array of choral works for church performance Wentz Concert Hall North Central College www finearts northcentralcollege edu event dupage symphonyorchestra luck o irish Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2019 DUPAGE NEAR WEST 7

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SCENE AROUND SUBURBIA scenearound Visit Us Online for Hundreds More Photos from Each Event by Following Our Facebook Page GlancerMagazine Suburbia TM You ve Been Glanced TM YOU VE BEEN GLANCED AT Morton Arboretum s Whiskey Dinner Guests dined on a decadent meal perfectly paired with whiskey cocktails at beautiful Morton Arboretum in Lisle During dinner each enjoyed an engaging and educational talk from Jillian Farrell a whiskey expert who has studied wine and spirits for more than twelve years Live music and a view of Meadow Lake made this dinner a festive way to kick off the year Photos by Mike Catuara for Glancer Magazine Invite Our Team to Your 2019 Event with One of Our Event Packages Email Lindy Kleivo at lkleivo glancermagazine com for More Details Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2019 DUPAGE NEAR WEST 9

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ON THE COVER Queens The LUCKY IN LOVE Naperville Couple Shares On Life Love NAPERVILLE Meet Kristopher and Heather Queen of Naperville It all began with the letter Q almost twenty years ago Kris Q and Heather Q were seated alphabetically the first day of their college summer internship and it quickly progressed to a summer romance and then an engagement and then marriage a year later Kris is a pilot so they enjoy traveling as a couple as well as with their two daughters Kayley 7th grade and Sydney 5th grade This year their trips are taking them to Utah Florida and the Masters in Georgia He finds ways to surprise me when I least expect it and keeps me spontaneous says Heather Kris adds about Heather she juggles schedules keeps the household together works volunteers and deals with me All that and she still wows me with her beauty They both agree the secret to keeping a strong and happy marriage is to make sure to find time to spend with each other Mindy Kyle Meet more West Suburban Couples Who are Lucky In Love online at www GlancerMagazine com Each of our community living magazines features a different local couple Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2019 DUPAGE NEAR WEST 11

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Celebrity ALLURE WEST SUBURBAN VIP Literary Local DEBI TIBBLES The Inspiring True Story of Ollie Tibbles The Boy Who Became a Train When Debi Tibbles s 4 year old son Ollie was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up he answered I m going to be a train At five Ollie was diagnosed with an incurable form of brain cancer and sadly passed at the age of seven A year later at Union Station Chicago at Make A Wish Foundation s Grand Ball where Debi was guest speaker Ollie s prediction and wish came true making his early statement so very profound It was never my intention to write a book says Debi I didn t even know I could write She was inspired by Ollie who visited her in a dream one night He was singing about being a train and whispered I love you Mummy always and forever And you have to tell them She found while sitting at the computer the words just fell onto the page and the incredible journey began Debi never sought publication The book started out as a journal she shared with family and friends that took on a domino effect touching lives of complete strangers which eventually led to Medallion Press reaching out to her She does not actively market the book as she feels it is a message to deliver to those who are suffering The book finds people who need it most not by me pushing it yet by others guiding them It can be found on Amazon Barnes and Noble or Goodreads Mindy Kyle Features Writer Know a Local Author in DuPage Kane or Kendall County Introduce Us at editorial glancermagazine com An Amazing Voice WAYNE MESSMER Chicago Cubs and Chicago Wolves Soloist SUBURBAN CHICAGO Certified Speaking Professional Singer Broadcaster Author Actor 2016 World Champion Chicago Cubs and 4 time Cup Champion Chicago Wolves National Anthem Soloist and member of the National Speakers Association Wayne Messmer has quite the resume You can hear him every Sunday evening at 7pm on 90 9 FM WDCB org hosting The Wayne Messmer Radio Show Growing up on the South Side of Chicago in the Brighton Park neighborhood Wayne graduated from Thomas Kelly High School His initial calling to music was when he started taking accordion lessons at the age of six which led to an interest in piano and the French horn in high school and college Wayne s high school band director was influential in helping him formulate a vision for college and beyond eventually earning his Bachelor of Music Education from Illinois Wesleyan University Master of Education from Loyola University Chicago and a Ph D in Psychology from La Salle University Although some may best recognize Wayne for his Chicago Cubs Anthem performances his joy is in storytelling as a professional speaker before groups facing the challenges of change or adversity The powerful story of his own survival from a gunshot to the neck in 1994 has served as inspiration to thousands over the years and is documented in his book The Voice of Victory which is the true and complete personal story of his rise to prominence as Chicago s Original Voice of the National Anthem and the devastating random act of violence that nearly took his voice and almost cost him his life The success of the Chicago Wolves Hockey Team of which I am a founding partner is among my life s proudest accomplishments he says I can say without question that that anything worth believing in is worth fighting for Because of his years of involvement at some of the most exciting events in the Chicago he frequently has the chance to meet and speak with notable athletes and celebrities He credits Pope John Paul II to have had the most significant impact on his life due to his sense of commitment to the service of others With two daughters four grandchildren and a wife of 34 years Kathleen Wayne has no intention of slowing down Working alongside his business partner Jim Geake they have built an impressive financial services firm Wayne Messmer Associates that has gained national recognition and respect within the financial services industry Kristen Kucharski Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2019 DUPAGE NEAR WEST 13

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LOVE MARRIAGE 2019 WEDDING TRENDS The Wedding Page Plan the Perfect Wedding Day Planning a wedding can be stressful The Perfect Day Wedding and Event Coordinators can strategically plan the final details to be taken care of before during and after your wedding day They will work with you and your selected vendors to review the timelines and coordinate seamless execution for the day of your wedding The team of planners will work hard to make sure your special day is flawless so you can relax and enjoy every moment The Perfect Day Events 630 280 6844 3333 Warrenville Rd 200 Lisle mclorusso theperfectdayevents com Your Wedding Day Designed To Amaze Sitting on 95 acres along the beautiful Fox River Q Center offers a variety of indoor and outdoor venues ideal for your wedding day needs and dreams From a rustic outdoor pavilion to elegant ballrooms seating up to 800 guests your day is fully customized with a team of talented planning and culinary professionals to assist When the day is done enjoy quality relaxation in guest rooms only steps away from the main event Q Center 1405 North Fifth Avenue St Charles www qcenter com 630 444 4049 Enjoy a Spa Treatment at Home Before Your Big Day Treat your wedding party to a spa day AT HOME Concierge Medical Spa is the first mobile medical spa designed to bring the expertise of skin care professionals to your home This concept helps clients who find it difficult to take time out of their busy schedules to make a spa appointment Concierge also offers Express Spas located through the suburbs that make it easy for you to stop in for a quick treatment or add on a service when you re already out and about View a list of services specials online www conciergemedspa com Boutique Hotel In St Charles Two PicturePerfect Wedding Venues BEFORE Choose from two of the most unique venues in the city Odyssey Chicago River or Odyssey Lake Michigan Holding up to 200 guests aboard Odyssey Chicago Rive and 749 with Odyssey Lake Michigan Custom Packages it s no wonder so many choose Odyssey Couples will work with a dedicated planner choosing from all inclusive packages or design your own Let Chicago s iconic skyline provide a beautiful setting for your wedding photos Enhancements include custom d cor and florals passed hors d oeuvres live band rooftop DJ and more www odysseycruises com chicago groups wedding venue Hotel Baker is a boutique hotel located in downtown St Charles The unique romantic atmosphere on the banks of the Fox River has made the historic hotel a natural choice with couples from all over Chicagoland Since the property reopened weddings and private parties have become its specialty The outdoor garden and patio offer picturesque river views while the interior rooms are elegantly appointed to compliment the building s Old World elegance Hotel Baker 100 W Main Street St Charles 630 584 2100 www hotelbaker com Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2019 DUPAGE NEAR WEST 15

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DINING ENTERTAINMENT Dining ENTERTAINMENT W E S T S U B U R B A N E D I B LE S T O LOV E Savory Sweet Sisters Graham s Fine Chocolates Ice Cream 302 S 3rd Street Geneva 630 232 6655 119 W Front Street Wheaton 630 221 1199 www grahamschocolate com Chocolatiers Robert Beckie Untiedt DU PA G E A R EA D I N I N G Suburban Sweetness WESTERN SUBURBS Sure to satisfy a sweet tooth you ll love the 360 Youth Services 4th annual Chocolate Walk held in Downtown Naperville on Saturday February 9 from Noon to 5pm Attendees will receive a commemorative souvenir Chocolate Tin and a map touring many Downtown Naperville shops to experience chocolate tasty treats and chocolate surprises After your fill of chocolate join the 2019 Winter Beer Fest in Westmont featuring craft brewers from the Chicagoland area Beginning at 7pm Ty Warner Park will host breweries such as Pollyanna More Brewing Noon Whistle Metal Monkey Miskatonic Whiskey Hill Kinslahger Wild Onion Elmhurst Brewing Co Afterthought Scallywags Black Horizon and MORE The event will have heated and lighted tents camp fires outdoor seating and Food Trucks to provide different food selections for patrons as well Celebrate Valentine s Day with someone special in the Ginkgo Restaurant at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle on February 14 or 15 at 6pm Dine on an elegant five course meal while looking out over the serene landscape of Meadow Lake in winter Choose from the Omnivore or Vegetarian menu Enjoy a handcrafted dinner at Adelle s Fine American Fare in Wheaton on February 15th 7 p m to 10 p m while listening to Ken Slauf Duos and violinist Sara Vettraino From jazz standards to today s pop songs the combination of Ken s acoustic guitar and vocals with seasoned musicians makes for an entertaining evening of songs you know but you ll hear them in a whole new way Kristen Kucharski SWEET TREATS ON THIRD STREET Nestled on the historic and picturesque South 3rd street in Geneva is the sweetest place Graham s Fine Chocolates Ice Cream is so much more than just a place to stop for velvety milk chocolate sea salt caramels nutty buttery toffee or cookie dough ice cream It is a special place that families gather to make memories like the Byrne family It s a place that young people learn responsibility and gain experience from a job like Krista Siler It is a place that gives back to the community all the while making delicious chocolate treats There are many sweet stories that start at Graham s Graham s opened in December 1987 when Bob Untiedt perfected his chocolate recipe Using only the best ingredients including cocoa butter and never skimping on quality he quickly gained popularity Bob chose Geneva because it s a place rich in history and he named the confectionery after his Mother Helen Graham Now grown Beckie and Bob s daughters Jayni and Maddi have gotten involved in all aspects of the business Graham s offers a variety of sweet treats Manager Debbie Molt has worked with Graham s for over twenty one years and shared a few holiday favorites heart shaped boxes filled with mint melt a ways chocolates truffles and hand dipped strawberries Hand decorated Oreos with hearts and caramel pops with love messages will make anyone smile Graham s offers complete chocolate fondue sets S mores kits hot chocolate tins and fresh marshmallows ready to enjoy at home Apples dipped in their famous caramel milk dark and white chocolate are delightful Everything is made right before your eyes Grab a sundae and have a seat in front of the glass windows to watch the chocolatiers in action Graham s truly is a favorite of many Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns enjoys the milk chocolate peanut butter cups Jennifer Kaye can t resist the dark chocolate Skalies One year old Sophia loves the strawberry ice cream and we just can t get enough of the Ooey Goeys combining our three favorite ingredients caramel marshmallow and milk chocolate Although it will be hard to pick just one stop by Graham s and find your favorite 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 FEBRUARY 2019 DUPAGE NEAR WEST 17

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CARING SHARING M O N T H LY CO LU M N To Give To Inspire MEND A HEART FOUNDATION Clarendon Hills Hearts Hearts Hearts I see hearts everywhere during this time of year in the grocery store at the mall at the school in the mail The heart is the international symbol for love understood by all inspiring warm feelings and smiles The heart is truly that vital organ we all possess that pumps glorious life through our bodies If it does not work correctly though life becomes a little more complicated Clarendon Hills residents Brian and Bridget O Meara found that out when their son Liam was born with a congenital heart defect Born with essentially only half his heart Liam underwent three reconstructive heart surgeries and lives today because of the great medical minds that reconfigured his heart to function with a single ventricle Brian and Bridget wanted to give back to this heart community that was instrumental in saving Liam s life and were inspired to start the Mend a Heart foundation to help fund initiatives that extend and enrich the lives of children born with congenital heart defects According to the American Heart Association congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect affecting 1 out of every 100 babies in the U S Medical research is on going The foundation through grants assists medical researchers who have trouble receiving large government funding for their work Since 2007 we have paid out 31 grants totaling 820 000 says Bridget Our goal is to hit 1 million in 2019 In addition to research funding the foundation funds the cost of kids to attend summer camp at Camp Odayin a medically supervised camp for heart kids They 18 DUPAGE NEAR WEST FEBRUARY 2019 Glancer Magazine also support cardiac high school screenings to help prevent sudden cardiac deaths of children with undetected heart defects For twelve years Mend a Heart has held an annual fundraiser Heartfest with the last several being held in February This year Heartfest will be held on Saturday February 16th at the Hyatt Lodge in OakBrook Suggested dress is casual red attire They would love for anyone in the community who is interested to join them in the fun We are always looking for willing volunteers to join our event planning committee says Bridget and would love to find a few individuals who would be willing to chair Heartfest next year For more information on Mend a Heart Foundation attending Heartfest volunteering for their events or donating to their cause please visit them at www mendaheart org Mindy s February Giving Inspiration Sign up to become an organ donor It is the ultimate gift of giving 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 GARDEN WINTER 2018 HOME LOVE 2 BUY OR SELL WITH THIS EXPERIENCED REALTOR TERESA RYAN BROKER Meet this local realtor serving Naperville and West Suburban real estate clients with her team of 8 top performing agents at Ryan Hill Group Century 21 Affiliated Since 2001 Teresa Ryan and her teams have transacted more than 1 billion with luxury and traditional homes new developments and wealth building investment properties Placing their clients needs first to ensure superior results she s proud to give back to our Community She invites you to experience the difference by calling for a complimentary consultation Teresa Ryan Broker 630 253 7660 TRyan RyanHillGroup com www RyanHillGroup com 1 EXPERIENCE THE ART OF ORGANIZATION CLOSET FACTORY You ll love this custom storage solution authority that designs around you 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 4 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 3 TRANSFORM YOUR KITCHEN SPACE 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 Visit www HeritageCabinetryDesigns com or call 630 553 0880 for your free design consultation 5 GREAT DESIGN MADE EASY ROSELAND DRAPERIES Interior design can be easy and fun with the right partner Every Roseland appointment is with a professional interior designer who will bring hundreds of samples lots of ideas and years of experience to help you make the perfect choice Whether it s new window treatments reupholstery or bedding it s so much easier when the designer comes to you See for yourself with a shop at home appointment by calling 630 355 1565 Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2019 DUPAGE NEAR WEST 21

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Kid Stuff There s so much to love about February As winter starts to wind down there are many events and activities happening throughout DuPage County From Valentine s Day parties and indoor museum fun to winter activities and more Here are a few fun February activities to add to your to do list Be sure to share them online www glancermagazine com Naperville Youth Soccer NAPERVILLE Naperville Youth Soccer NYS is a longstanding community recreation tradition that emphasizes fun and learning for kids in pre K through sixth grade high school coed soccer is offered for ages 14 18 For players who seek a competitive environment without the time commitment or cost of a travel league the Naperville Park District offers Naperville Premier Soccer League for players in second grade through eighth grade Registration is currently in progress for spring visit www napervilleparks org You re a Good Man Charlie Brown OAK BROOK Drury Lane Theatre for Young Audiences presents Your a Good Man Charlie Brown Based on the beloved comic strip by Charles Schultz this charming revue of vignettes and song explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang Linus Lucy Sally Schroeder and Snoopy Feb 28 June15 Drury Lane Theatre Oak Brook www drurylane com be mine Love to Play Love to Learn at DuPage Children s Museum NAPERVILLE With February being the month of love why not focus on the love of play Play is one activity the whole family can do together Daniel Tiger s Neighborhood A Grrific Exhibit is now open Play sing explore and pretend in some favorite and familiar places from the Neighborhood Daniel Tiger s Neighborhood brings the wisdom and life lessons of Fred Rogers to a new generation Laugh learn and love spending time together Plan your visit today www dupagechildrens org 630 637 8000 Kid Friendly Cooking Classes All Year Long NAPERVILLE Sir la Table offers in store cooking classes and camps for kids and teens througout the year Your junior chef can learn to make Valentine s Day cookies dinner delights fun snacks and more Visit online for a complete class schedule at www sirlatable com 22 DUPAGE NEAR WEST FEBRUARY 2019 Glancer Magazine 360 Youth Services Chocolate Walk Held Downtown Naperville February 9 NAPERVILLE Sure to satisfy your sweet tooth have fun in Downtown Naperville with this sweet event Each participant will receive a chocolate tin for gathering all your chocolate treats and a map touring many Downtown Naperville Shops Each stop you will experience a chocolate tasty treat Supporting 360 Youth Services www downtownnaperville net

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KIDS TEEENS MO N T H L Y C O L UMN Mom s Little Black Book WICKED FUN It s the dead of winter and everyone is climbing the walls Get the crazy out while staying warm at WickedBall at Yorktown Shopping Center This is truly the best activity for all ages Not only did I have my own teenage daughters with me but my 20 and 30 year old cousins and their 7 and 9 year old kids plus grandma so yes we thoroughly entertained the entire bunch from 7 years old to 59 years old There is so much to do at WickedBall Bubble Soccer WickedArchery Nerf Battle Dodgeball Table Games Pop A Shot Ping Pong Air Hockey Foosball Bags plus there is an Arcade Area with Fortnite Beat Saber Call of Duty and so much more We played Bubble Soccer well maybe not so much soccer but definitely lots of wicked bumping into each other followed by loads of laughs Recreational therapy at its finest when the family is on the court together WickedArchery was up next a bit like laser tag but you are armed with bows and foam tipped arrows It was so fun hiding behind the bunkers and taking aim at the ones you love so dearly Your heart races as if you are in a live action film and you feel totally like a kid again racing around the arena to score points for your team The virtual reality game was a big hit for those eighteen and older and of course Fortnite grabbed the attention of the youngest We played hoops bags air hockey ping pong literally so much to do Highly recommended Checkout their mobile party options too they can bring they fun to you Overview WickedBall is the 1 Bubble Ball Soccer and Archery provider in Chicagoland Choose to play at Yorktown Shopping Center in Lombard or reserve your mobile party to come to your house or wherever you choose Pick from WickedBall Bubble Soccer WickedArchery Nerf Battle Dodgeball Table Games Pop A Shot Ping Pong Air Hockey Foosball Arcade Area Fortnite Beat Saber Call of Duty Wicked Ball 332 Yorktown Shopping Center Lombard IL 60148 844 WICKEDBALL www wickedballchicago com Hours Noon to 8 p m Sunday 2 p m to 8 p m Monday through Thursday 2 p m to 11 p m Friday Noon to 11 p m Saturday Price 10 minute game pricing 30 minute pricing Hourly all inclusive rates Check Groupon for special deals Walk ins welcome ABOUT THE WRITER Naperville mom Kristen Kucharski graduated from Illinois State University in 1992 with an International Business Degree She is married and has two energetic daughters and her house is always full of children Kristen s column titled Mom s Little Black Book is a monthly feature written for moms who are looking for ways to keep their kids busy Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2019 DUPAGE NEAR WEST 23

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HEALTH BEAUTY FEEL YOUR BEST IN 2019 Love Healthiness 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 577 Pennsylvania 100 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 FEBRUARY 2019 DUPAGE NEAR WEST 25

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DATE NIGHT HOT SPOTS YOU LL LOVE Love is in the air and that means it s time to celebrate the two of you Though you might have a traditional date night favorite that you frequent together we wanted to share this unique list of new ideas that we think you re both going to LOVE From strategically working together to try and escape a room together to painting a masterpiece while sipping on your favorite glass of red or white this month s list covers 7 Spectacular Date Night Hot Spots You ll Love 2 INDULGE IN A COUPLES MASSAGE OR SPA TREATMENT NAPERVILLE At Hand Stone Massage and Facial Spa you can restore your youthful glow together with an exceptional facial and exfoliation treatment Enjoy a couples massage in accordance to your pressure preferences The experienced staff would be happy to connect you with a massage therapist in Wheaton and the surrounding areas Schedule today Located in Naperville www handandstonenaperville com 2 1 3 1 SIP WINE PAINT THE DANDY GRANITE HEARTS FEB 14 7PM NAPERVILLE Paint Nite invites you to create art over some drinks Guided by a professional artist and party host Grab your love and spend two hours drinking laughing and enjoying a special night out There s no experience necessary and they ll provide all the supplies so you don t have to worry about a thing except having a great time Held at Chicago Marriott Naperville Artisan Table www paintnite com 3 SIXTY FOUR A WINE BAR IN DOWNTOWN NAPERVILLE NAPERVILLE SixtyFour A Wine Bar has 64 wines by the glass everyday for tasting as well as 64 local craft beer and a full service restaurant Enjoy the ambience with great food and a beautiful wine menu It s truly spectacular www sixtyfourwinebar com 4 5 5 ENJOY A SEINFELD TRIVIA NIGHT AT RED ARROW TAP ROOM FEBRUARY 11 NAPERVILLE Yada yada yada Join in on the fun as they test your team s knowledge of everyone s favorite show about nothing Jason with Baig of Tricks Entertainment will be quizzing you through every season of Seinfeld while Red Arrow Tap Room Naperville keeps you fueled with great food and exceptional craft beer cider wine and other tasty libations Gather your team and secure your spot please reserve your table using the tickets link www redarrowtaproom com reservations 4 OFFICIAL BLACKHAWKS WATCH PARTY BLACKHAWKS VS BLUE JACKETS AT JIMMY S FEB 16 NAPERVILLE You and your sweetie will have fun at this Blackhawks Watch Party Here s why It s hosted by Gene Honda Harry Teinowitz the first 100 guests will enjoy a give away prize a live DJ will be spinning before in between periods and after the game members of the Blackhawks Ice Girls will be here tons of raffle prizes will be given out throughout the game This is an official BLACKHAWKS EVENT You never know who might show up Parts of the event will be broadcast Live on TV During the Game Call Jimmy s for reservations 630 5418 2500 6 6 CENTER STAGE THEATER FEB 14 17 Presents The Last Five Years Is Playing at Center Stage Theatre In North Naperville NAPERVILLE Center Stage Players present The Last Five Years an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years the shows unconventional structure consists of Cathy the woman telling her story backwards while Jamie the man tells his story chronologically the two characters only meet once at their wedding in the middle of the show www allevents in naperville the last five years 20002397170688 26 DUPAGE NEAR WEST FEBRUARY 2019 Glancer Magazine 7 ESCAPE TOGETHER AT THE ROOM LISLE Each escape room at The Room is packed with different puzzles and fun facts To escape the room together you race against the clock solve challenges and find your way out before your hour is up Nothing gets your heart pumping like the thrill of the chase Get your adrenaline going and spice things up www theroomlisle com news 7

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February 2019 Vol 18 Issue 170 DuPage Near West Edition North Naperville Lisle Woodridge Publishing Monthly In DuPage Kane Kendall Communities Subscribe to Recieve Every Issue at www GlancerMagazine com