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TABLE OF CONTENTS T E A M G L A N C E R PUBLISHER Glancer Magazine Inc PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Lindy Kleivo FEBRUARY 2022 EDITORIAL Print Digital Kristen Kucharski Columnist Writer Mindy Kyle Columnist Writer Brianna Bartemeyer Features Writer SALES MARKETING Lindy Kleivo Publishing Director PHOTOGRAPHY Mike Catuara Features Photographer P U B L I C A T I O N S GLANCER MAGAZINE A West Suburban Chicago Lifestyle Magazine Featuring the Best of West Suburban Chicago for Communities In DuPage Kane Kendall GLANCERMAGAZINE COM A Hyper Local Daily Features Site Highlighting On Trend Stories for Communities In DuPage Kane Kendall GLANCER GO TO GUIDE Highlighting Local On Trend Events Deals for For Communities In DuPage Kane Kendall C O N T A C T U S EDITORIAL Press Releases Local Events Community News editorial glancermagazine com ADVERTISING Digital Advertising Local Marketing Solutions advertising glancermagazine com SUBSCRIPTIONS Monthly Download Daily Digital www glancermagazine com Glancer Magazine highlighting the best of DuPage Kane Kendall Counties is produced by Glancer Magazine Inc Glancer Magazine GlancerMagazine com 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 FEBRUARY 2022 Vol 16 Issue 194 In Love This month we are celebrating all things LOVE in and around the western suburbs From local love stories and Valentine s Day celebrations to west suburban day dates and charcuteries finds this issue will be adored for months to come Subscribe for daily IN LOVE FEBRUARY 2022 Featuring 5 Power Couples a West Suburban VIP Teen to Know 10 Trends In Day Dating More 5 Hello From Glancer Magazine 7 5 Things to Do 8 Cover 5 Power Couples 22 10 Trends In Local Day Dating 24 Dining Cocktails Valentine s Day 26 Chicago Style Frida Immersive Dream 28 On Stage Shaun Cassidy at Arcada 30 West Suburban VIP Ava Morse 32 Next Generation Wedding Guide 2022 34 Trending Traveler Traveling In 2022 36 To Give To Inspire Normal Moments 39 Home Design with HomeWerks 40 Million Dollar Listing Knoch Knolls Beauty 43 Restaurant Week In Oswego 44 Home Design Inspo by a Local Designer 46 Women Inspired Wine Women Shoes 49 Unique In Suburbia Town House Books 50 Kid Stuff February Fun for All Ages 56 Local Must Visit Boutiques 62 Literary Local Hank Ebeling 66 Mom s Little Black Book Blackhawks 68 7 Spectacular Local Charcuterie Finds This month we are celebrating all things LOVE in and around the western suburbs From local love stories shared by area residents and Valentine s Day celebrations at the hottest hot spots to west suburban day dating trends fabulous charcuterie finds and more this issue will be adored for months to come Our pages also feature a variety of entertainment highlights that are happening throughout the community From an on stage performance that will take us back in time to a Naperville teen VIP who is featured in current upcoming Disney movies an immersive art inspired exhibit and more So many great stories this month Be sure to subscribe so you don t miss a single issue weeky and monthly updates at www GlancerMagazine com Copy right 2 0 2 1 All Rights Reserved Glancer Magazine Inc Lindy Kleivo Founder Publishing Director West Suburban Area View Share Stories Online www glancermagazine com Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2022 WESTERN SUBURBS 5

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FEBRUARY 2022 5 Things to Do 2 Enjoy Downtown Aurora s Art Market STARTING FEBRUARY 12 AURORA Downtown Aurora s Art and Market returns to Society 57 100 S River St in Aurora starting on February 12 from 9am noon The indoor curated market features local food and artisan vendors Dates are February 12 26 March 12 26 and April 9 23 630 674 2099 www auroradowntown org art and market 1 Treat Someone You Love to Rocky Mountain Chocolate 3 Support Local When Sending Flowers VALENTINE S DAY FEB 14 NAPERVILLE GENEVA WESTERN SUBURBS This year we invite you to support a local floral shop instead of using thos 800 numbers to place your order It almost goes without saying that purchasing from local florists will help them stay in business as well as help the local economy overall On top of that local businesses add charm and character to the community giving people the variety they need Without local support they would not be here in our community www andrewsgarden com Wheaton www flowersoflisle com Lisle www floralwonders com Geneva With perfectly sweet and chewy strawberry flavored caramel drenched in white confection and topped with freeze dried strawberry pieces these Strawberry Macadamia Bears are sure to win their this Valentine s Day www rcmcf com 4 Shop Downtown Downers Grove DOWNERS GROVE There s so much to love Downtown Downners Grove with new shops and restuarants popping up each season there s always something new to enjoy and experience Support local and shop dine Downtown Downers Grove www downtowndg org 5 Attend Sir Elton John s 75th Birthday Bash CELEBRATE AT ARCADA THEATRE SATURDAY MARCH 26 ST CHARLES Enjoy a stellar performance of his greatest songs performed by the renowned Elton Dan and The Rocket Band Performing the hits as well as the finest album cuts with joyous abandon we ll celebrate with party favors and champagne toast for the platinum birthday of the one and only who has 25 platinum albums and 35 gold albums after 53 years of touring www arcadalive com Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2022 WESTERN SUBURBS 7

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COVER STORY by Kristen Kucharski Photos by Mike Catuara In Love 5 8 WESTERN SUBURBS FEBRUARY 2022 Glancer Magazine Power Couples to Know

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Kathryn Almeda and Sean Gallagher GENEVA Kathryn and Sean met on a dating app it was truly kismet and immediately enhanced each of their lives Their relationship was an easy adventure prompting an April 2021 engagement at Joshua Tree at a tiny house in the desert under the stars In December 2021 the couple joined hands in a micro wedding officiated by a friend surrounded by their family friends and their two pups As a previous small business owner and current Digital Media Specialist for Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva Kathryn knows the value of supporting local vendors so the couple hosted the first ever wedding at their favorite bookstore Harvey s Tales in downtown Geneva purchased their wedding flowers from Blissful Blooms in Aurora the unity plant and pot from Branch Gardens in Aurora and they held the dinner reception at Moveable Feast Co in Wheaton The bride s hair and make up were styled at Lash Dash in Geneva and photos were done by Graham Chapman With a baby due in April they are foregoing a honeymoon for now but hope to go to Ireland and Norway sometime in the future In the meanwhile they look forward to new family adventures bike rides and long walks in the city they live and love Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2022 WESTERN SUBURBS 9

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In Love Amy and Matt Colbert ST CHARLES Amy s mom hired Matt in 2008 to mow their yard for the summer A subsequent bonfire invite led to this pair discovering many commonalities including a love for music dogs and a peanut allergy which made dating and meal planning very convenient After 14 years these high school sweethearts got married at Riverside Receptions in Geneva honeymooned in California and have been married for nearly five years By day Amy is a registered dietitian with Northwestern Medicine who has also helped teach 10 WESTERN SUBURBS FEBRUARY 2022 Glancer Magazine nutrition classes at Living Well Cancer Resource Center in Geneva and Matt is a civil engineer for WBK Engineering however on the weekends they perform live music at restaurants such as Preservation Bread Wine in Geneva and 93 Octane in Saint Charles with their band 2 of Us Amy plays guitar and sings while Matt plays percussion featuring acoustic covers from The Beatles to country to pop The couple believes in love at first sight and their passion for music brings people together to share in their joys

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In Love Jill Tom Browning DOWNERS GROVE Jill and Tom s love story began more than 30 years ago when they met during a parking space dispute at an apartment complex while both attended the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign Their ability to resolve problems and work together to share the space resulted in a wedding in Champaign a two week honeymoon in France triplets in 2001 and ultimately business partners of Island Fin Pok Company in Downers Grove this past July Hands down their dream of owning their own franchise has been the hardest most stressful craziest thing they have ever done This power couple also holds independent careers as Director of Communications at Community High School District 99 in Downers Grove Jill and as President of JLB Partners Tom Additionally they are members the Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation and Chamber630 Humor helps get them through the days along with mutual respect and their commitment to family and the community they love Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2022 WESTERN SUBURBS 15

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ON THE COVER In Love Tara and David Van Dyke WHEATON Wheaton is home for Tara and David It s where they have gone to school worked and raised their four now adult children They met in the summer of 1989 at O Hare airport while embarking on a mission trip as students at Wheaton College They returned to realize they lived in the same apartment complex and found each other again in Developmental Psychology class David proposed at Buckingham Fountain the couple married at Glen Ellyn Bible Church and honeymooned in Jamaica They are deeply rooted in serving their community leading Bible studies volunteering in Wheaton Park District athletics and local public 16 WESTERN SUBURBS FEBRUARY 2022 Glancer Magazine schools giving to Outreach Community Ministries and through their professions as a Marriage and Family Therapist for the Center for Family and Regional Health at Wheaton College David and a birth doula and childbirth educator for With U Parenting Tara With very confidential intimate stressful careers the couple ensures to schedule intentional time together with the understanding that patients may need them at any given hour They have built their relationship with a solid foundation of laughter and understanding support and love and recharge by spending time in nature with their kayaks and traveling to experience new cultures and expand their perspectives

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Thi Tram Nguyen and Francois Szots NAPERVILLE These two first crossed paths in January 2000 at a Montreal neighborhood bar They married in August 2003 in Quebec City Canada and honeymooned in San Francisco exploring wine country and enjoying the panorama of route A1 After 19 years of marriage raising two children Elyse 15 and Francois 16 who has Autism they decided to open Chez Francois Poutinerie a Naperville restaurant opening in 2022 that has a mission to train and employ adults with disabilities and will feature authentic poutine French fries cheese curds and gravy a staple street comfort food from their roots in Canada As the co founder for the nonprofit organization Friends of Francois that provides social events for the special needs and their families of Naperville Thi Tram knew that after experiencing empathy kindness and support from the Naperville school district and its residents they wanted to give back to the community by providing much needed job opportunities for developmentally disabled adults once they graduated The couple has a strong partnership built on simplicity love and collaboration to raise a child with special needs They value hard work and share an abundance of passion balancing each other in the business world Francois is a CPA and Thi Tram brings a strong Marketing background along with French and Vietnamese interpreting skills Cherishing the simple moments and gaining strength from their struggles encourage Thi Tram and Francois to make a beautiful life both personally and professionally VIEW SHARE STORIES ONLINE www glancermagazine com Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2022 WESTERN SUBURBS 21

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10 TRENDS 10 TRENDS Local Day Dates You ll Both LOVE Spend the Day Making New Memories From dining out at the theater and beer yoga to being sporty and spa going we ve uncovered some pretty unique day dates for you to enjoy together So get planning that special day with your Boo 1 Indulge In a Couples Massage WESTERN SUBURBS Escape as you enjoy your massage experience together at Hand Stone Massage side by side in the couple s room at this local spa A perfect way to enjoy some quality time together This room is ideally suited for special occasions such as Anniversaries Birthdays and Valentine s Day How romantic and relaxing Geneva Oswego Naperville www handandstone com 2 Take a Bookshop Stroll GENEVA Harvey s Tales Geneva is the perfect place to spend the afternoon with your honey The bookshop s welcoming environment inspires you to come together to learn explore escape and relax With places to sit down you two can enjoy a cup of tea a game of scrabble and more www harveystales com 22 WESTERN SUBURBS FEBRUARY 2022 Glancer Magazine

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3 Explore a New Downtown Area WESTERN SUBURBS We all know and love our immediate downtown area and because of this we tend to stay close by Now s the time to break out of your day date comfort zone and head to another nearby downtown area There are many to choose from in the area each just as vibrant unique and inviting as the next Find a fun new shop to love dine at a critically acclaimed restaurant make memories together in a new place One of our favorite downtown spots is Downtown Downers Grove for its countless trending hot spots and new shops plus there s always something new www downdowntdg org 4 Go Bowling NAPERVILLE Bowling is a fun way to connect and learn a lot about each other We love Bowlero hip trendy colorful fun Most of all it s not just for kids The hipster inspired retro awesome venue offers immersive entertainment at its finest Bowl on blacklight lanes Hit up the interactive arcade Join a laser tag battle or traverse the ropes courses at select locations Get ready for a day of fun you two www bowlero com 8 Watch a Matinee Over Lunch WHEATON One the coolest places for a day date is Studio Movie Grill This place combines trending movies with in theater dining from an extensive American Grill menu and a full service bar While you two are cozied up in the theater simply push a button place your order directly from your seat and have your food and beverages delivered before and during the show How perfect www studiomoviegrill com 9 Hit the Indoor Farmer s Market BATAVIA Held every Saturday from 9am noon through May the Batavia Indoor Farmer s Market is the perfect place to stroll hand in hand while getting to know local vendors and supporting them along the way Held at 160 First Street with 30 different vendors each week offering unique items www downtownbatavia com indoor farmers market 5 Take a Brews Yoga Class DOWNERS GROVE The best of both worlds Head to Alter Brewing in Downers Grove for this fun unique event on February 6 and join friends and fellow beer fans for a refreshing 1 hour yoga session Afterwards relax alongside your honey in the taproom with a brew of your choice Tickets are 20 and go fast so be sure to sign up today Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one Check the website for more fun events www alterbrewing com 10 Tour Model Homes ELBURN This is such a fun idea Even if you re not in the market seeing the latest design trends home decor and architecture styles especially of large single family properties can be a fun way to daydream and also help you plan for when that time is right Plus if you and your honey are newly dating this is a great way to learn about each other s style their likes dislikes etc while creating super fun memories along the way One of our favorite neighborhoods filled with new homes is Blackberry Creek in Elburn Shodeen has a variety of model homes they are showcasing www shodeenhomes com blackberry creek 6 Sign Up for a Sport WESTERN SUBURBS Head to your favorite health club and see what they have available Joining a local kickball league or taking on tennis doubles is an exciting way to learn something new and possibly expand your social circle You ll also get a fun workout out of it too One of our local favorites with endless opportunities is Fox Valley Park District s Vaugh Center www foxvalleyparkdistrict org facilities vaughan athletic center 7 Enjoy a Wine Tasting WESTERN SUBURBS With wine tastings happening throughout the month this is the perfect place for you and your sweetie to indulge and learn about some unique wines Illinois oldest and largest continually operating family winery for over four decades Lynfred Winery has been creating award winning wines and memorable experiences for guests Cheers www lynfredwinery com Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2022 WESTERN SUBURBS 23

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DINING COCKTAILS DINING WEST SUBURBAN DINING NEXT STOP NAPERVILLE Fine Dining Liquor Bar Pop Up Now Open In Downtown Naperville NAPERVILLE Introducing Bev s a fine dining liquor bar pop up that has arrived to Downtown Naperville in the old Jimmy s location home of the future Cali s a highly anticipated upscale rooftop bar restaurant Bev s is temporary while plans for Cali s continue over the next year with completion set for late 2022 Located in the heart of Downtown Naperville paying homage to longtime building owner Beverly Patterson Frier Bev s provides guests midcentury modern vibes with upscale made from scratch fare craft libations a unique experience So far so fabulous A must visit for sure www bevsnaperville com 24 WESTERN SUBURBS FEBRUARY 2022 Glancer Magazine

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DINING COCKTAILS Cocktails Celebrate Valentine s Day at Sullivan s Steakhouse NAPERVILLE Celebrate your sweetheart with Sullivan s and enjoy a stunning three course prix fixe menu featuring cuts like their 16oz Ribeye along with many other delectible entrees If you are celebrating at home place your order online and have your meal available for takeout or delivery Online ordering available February 1014 www sullivanssteakhouse com Experience The Colonial Room at The Drake In Oak Brook OAK BROOK Discover the true taste of Spain with The Drake s decadent tapas menu served each Thursday and Friday in the Colonial Room from 5 9pm Add their Sunday tradition to your own stay in Oak Brook and take part in their Sunday brunch beginning at 10am 2pm The Colonial Room offers rich tradition in a beautiful setting www thedrakeoakbrookhotel com The 2022 Naperville Ale Fest NAPERVILLE The 2022 Naperville Ale Fest Winter Edition will take place on Saturday February 24 Situated on the frozen tundra of Naperville s Frontier Park the fest will feature over 150 unique American craft beers Pull out your long johns and parkas it s time to experience winter s best craft beers The fest will also feature food from some of Chicagoland s favorite food trucks Tickets increase 10 on February 14 2022 www napervillealefest com Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2021 WESTERN SUBURBS 25

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CHICAGO STYLE Chicago Style Frida Kahlo Immersive Dream Immersive Frida Kahlo HER LIFE HER LOVE HER ART CHICAGO Celebrate the life and art of Frida Kahlo like never before From Massimiliano Siccardi creator of the original Immersive Van Gogh which sold over 4 million tickets in North America comes the next not to bemissed art experience Frida Immersive Dream Held at Germania Place a historic building in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago that includes a dramatic ballroom with 35 foot ceilings large mezzanines and detailed ornamentation Frida Kahlo boldly told the story of her life in brushstrokes and now you can see it come to life on a jawdropping scale From the team renowned for transforming venues into unforgettable art experiences Immersive Frida Kahlo will be sharing the unforgettable space used for Immersive Van Gogh Get ready to be transported the second you step inside Step inside and be swept away by the colors emotions and music of Frida Immersive Dream Don t miss it Get your tickets at Immersive Frida www immersive frida com 26 WESTERN SUBURBS FEBRUARY 2022 Glancer Magazine

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ON STAGE Shaun Cassidy Magic of the Midnight Sky Tour ON STAGE AT THE ARCADA THEATRE JUNE 19 ST CHARLES We all loved him when we were young and now we can watch him perform LIVE in St Charles How fun is that Shaun Cassidy is an American writer producer actor and singer After making his name as a performer Cassidy went on to create write and produce a number of critically acclaimed television series including AMERICAN GOTHIC produced with Sam Raimi ROAR starring a then unknown Heath Ledger COLD CASE COVER ME THE AGENCY BLUE BLOODS INVASION and EMERALD CITY Cassidy currently serves as executive producer and writer for the hit NBC series NEW AMSTERDAM The son of Tony award winning actor Jack Cassidy and Academy award winner Shirley Jones and half brother of the late singer actor David Cassidy Shaun grew up in Los Angeles and New York City While still in high school he signed a contract with Warner Brothers records This led to three multi platinum albums and numerous top ten hits including 28 WESTERN SUBURBS FEBRUARY 2022 Glancer Magazine Da Doo Ron Ron That s Rock n Roll Hey Deanie and Do You Believe In Magic Cassidy received a Grammy nomination for his efforts and performed at every major arena in the country Almost concurrently he starred in the ABC television series THE HARDY BOYS MYSTERIES While appearing on Broadway in the hit musical BLOOD BROTHERS Shaun wrote his first television pilot AMERICAN GOTHIC When the show debuted The New York Times called it The most original new show of the season In 2019 Cassidy took his self penned music and story telling show THE MAGIC OF A MIDNIGHT SKY to the stage He played to SRO crowds nationwide and last year in collaboration with No Kid Hungry he successfully introduced a collection of fine wines MY FIRST CRUSH which donates two dollars per bottle to feed hungry children nationwide ORDER TICKETS www arcadalive com event shaun cassidymagic of the midnight sky tour

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WEST SUBURBAN VIP Disney Movies Feature Naperville Teen NAPERVILLE 16 year old Ava Morse is no stranger to the professional world of acting and singing Ava grew up navigating between two worlds As a typical suburban kid attending school and acting on stage screen Over the last couple of years Ava has been seen in several national commercial campaigns Kelloggs Cinnamon Frosted Flakes and Hebrew National Hot Dogs She also had a feature film released in 2017 Surprise Me in which she plays the role of Young Genie Her most recent adventure as Young Sam is currently streaming on HBO in Somebody Somewhere and she is currently working on her role as Cinder in the HBO Series Disney Junior Firebuds which is set to release in 2022 In addition Ava has enjoyed being able to tap into her nerdy side as the voice of science geek Ava in Disney s Rons Gone Wrong which was released in theaters in October 2021 and is now available on Disney Plus The audition process for Disney s Rons Gone Wrong was very brief Ava shares I did a recording of the script at home in my pantry then I got the call a couple months later that I got the role Alongside voicing Ava they also requested me to do some ADR which is basically the setting ambiance for the movie which I had never done before and worked with the amazing Lynnanne Zager on different improv skills and tips and tricks for this new aspect of voiceover Miriam is the ideal best friend who is always there for you and always knows how to have a good time Ava says Miriam came easy to me I was basically just being an exaggerated version of myself When you re in the booth you really have to put yourself out there and with the team I think we all just had a great time throwing in little quirks here and there to really make the character special She ll make you laugh and cry and never fail to dazzle you with her beatboxing skills Turning Red was a much different experience for me I went through multiple rounds of auditions over zoom where I first met our incredible director Domee Shi essentially landing the role of Miriam but due to covid i recorded the movie at home The team sent me all this crazy vocal equipment and I worked with them on zoom for about 5 hours a couple days each month By late 2021 things began settling down in Chicago and I went to BAM studios in the city and got to work with them over zoom there which was the closest to normal my job had been in a long time Even though the limits in the entertainment industry during the pandemic have changed the audition and working processes Ava continues to stay busy on new film and voiceover projects She continues to build her singing songwriting career Her music videos have over 70K streams on platforms such as Spotify Apple Music and YouTube www avamorse com Ava is also the voice of the character of Miriam in the upcom Instagram Facebook avamorseofficial ing Pixar movie Turning Red which will be released to Disney YouTube www youtube com avamorse Downtown Plus on MarchCincinnati 11 2022 Featuring a Statue or Sculpture and a Fountain Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2021 WESTERN SUBURBS 31

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TRENDY TRAVELER What to Expect In Travel for 2022 TrendY Traveler TRAVEL TRENDS FOR FAMILIES SHARED IN VRBO TRAVEL TREND REPORT After a couple abnormal years many families are eager and ready to travel together again and there are indications some pandemic influenced travel behaviors will persist in 2022 For example remote work and virtual school allowed families to travel and combine work and vacation time into flexcation getaways a trend that will continue according 34 WESTERN SUBURBS FEBRUARY 2022 Glancer Magazine to the 2022 Vrbo Trend Report In addition to the 44 of families that said they re more likely to work remotely from a place that s not their home extended stays are also on the rise The vacation home site and app has seen a 68 increase in demand for 3 4week stays over the past year Consider these 2022 trends spotted by the travel experts at Vrbo

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TRENDY TRAVELER Up and Coming Destinations Spots in Ohio New York and Alaska saw double vacation rental demand over the past year Within driving distance of major Midwest metros like Chicago Indianapolis and Louisville Cincinnati was the year s top emerging destination Compared to pre pandemic times half of the families surveyed said they re more likely to let their kids decide where they vacation and 43 of parents are more likely to let their kids skip school for vacation Other up and comers include Niagara Falls a popular choice for those who wanted to experience life at the border Yorktown Virginia the location of the last Revolutionary War battle allows history buffs to witness a battle reenactment Adventurous travelers trekked to Matanuska Susitna Alaska to enjoy the wilderness of Denali National Park and Preserve breathtaking glaciers and surrounding mountains Chalet All Day You may have heard of Cabincore and Cottagecore but chalets are a trending aesthetic that inspires family travel Chalets saw a nearly 85 increase in demand year over year Located on lakefronts or nestled in the woods these charming and idyllic properties are desirable lodging options for many families Kids Call the Shots After being cooped up at home it may be no surprise parents are letting their kids have a bigger say in vacation planning Traveling with the Pack Many families adopted pandemic pets because they had more time at home to spend with their furry friends Now more people are bringing Fido and Fluffy along on vacation 68 of pet parents have traveled plan to travel or would like to travel with their pets What s more there has been a 40 increase in demand year over year for pet friendly vacation homes Early Bird Bookers If 2021 was any indication families will continue booking their vacations further in advance Booking activity occurred an average of 2 3 months earlier than usual for several major travel seasons Families booked summer travel in February holiday trips in July and snowbirds got a head start on booking warm weather stays for 2022 In fact 60 of survey respondents said they plan to book their vacations earlier than they did in pre pandemic times with nearly half making plans 3 5 months in advance Find more ideas for planning your next vacation online today www vrbo com Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2022 WESTERN SUBURBS 35

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CARING SHARING To Give To Inspire A Monthly Caring Sharing Column by Mindy Kyle Photos Submitted 30 WESTERN SUBURBS JANUARY 2022 Glancer Magazine

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CARING SHARING Local Mom Creates Non Profit to Help Families During Difficult Times After Losing Daughter to Cancer Normal Moments David and yes the volunteers are called Davids NAPERVILLE Oh my gosh We were all so busy over the holidays and now we are hustling to get a leg up on a new year whatever that means to youorganizing cleaning planning finding time to tackle a project There is hope in the air that this will be the year it all gets done but if you have ever had a critically ill family member especially a child those lofty goals are put on the way way back burner as you struggle just to keep up with everyday tasks Between all their services they serve around 250 300 families including providing over 100 holiday meals for Thanksgiving and Christmas with the help of First Trust Cares Foundation in Wheaton Their 1 favorite program for both donors and recipients is their Adopt AFamily program for the giftgiving holidays Patricia Fragen Founder and President of Normal Moments in Naperville knows this all too well and created an organization devoted to supporting parents with critically ill children so they can spend as much time as possible with their child and family Their core services are providing housekeeping lawn maintenance and snow removal and any tasks they are able to take off the parents plates Patricia lost her daughter Melissa in 2007 after battling cancer for two years David Orlicz a family friend became their support at home while they were with Melissa in the hospital He was the person we relied on says Patricia He looked after our dogs and our plants read our mail to us and was there to talk and listen if we wanted Melissa said to me one day Everyone deserves a David So in her honor that is what we are creating for these families The process is extremely personal because they train and embed one or two volunteers into a family to be their Normal Moments is always looking for volunteers to be new Davids as well as donations Since there aren t always volunteers close enough to the families they serve professional providers are hired until a volunteer can be found While most providers discount their services fees still need to be paid 100 of donor dollars go directly to serve families Not being able to hold their fundraisers during the pandemic has unfortunately lowered donated funds to the organization If you would like more information about donating to or volunteering with Normal Moments please visit them at www normalmoments org ABOUT THE WRITER Mindy Kyle is passionate about helping people discover what brings them joy and to live a full healthy and happy life She has her Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from DePaul University and is a veteran of Chicago s theater and commercial world as well as a graduate of the Second City Improv School Mindy lives in Naperville with her husband three children and the cutest dog in the land VIEW MINDY S MONTHLY COLUMN AT www GlancerMagazine com to give to inspire Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2022 WESTERN SUBURBS 37

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HOME DESIGN H O M E W E R K S View Remodeling Gallery Online NAPERVILLE Recognized as a premiere remodeling company with a 10 000 square foot showroom in Naperville HomeWerks has a beautiful online gallery of photos and ideas to help you plan your next remodeling dream come true Now s a great time to start planning your next kitchen bath or basement project 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 Kitchen and Bath www myhomewerks com Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2022 WESTERN SUBURBS 39

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MILLION DOLLAR 1 050 000 216 Crooked Tree Ct Naperville 5 bed 6 bath 6 667sqft 47 acre lot listing 815 922 8144 Presented by Kristina Klein Brokered by Realtopia Real Estate The Perfect Family Home On Half Acre Near Knoch Knolls This stunning 5 bedroom 6 bathroom home is located on a culde sac on a very private peaceful half acre wooded lot Complet ewith updates galore this home is truly breathtaking The perfect family home with an impressive 2 000 sqft finished basement that can be used as an in law teen suite It has a large family room a a theater room with a large wall mounted screen and a storage area The back yard contains over 100 trees giving plenty of scope to increase the space to more than double its current size if desired to utilize the full 0 5 acres 40 WESTERN SUBURBS FEBRUARY 2022 Glancer Magazine

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REAL ESTATE Close to Nature This home is located in the award winning 203 school district just steps away from Knoch Knolls Park with access to Knoch Knolls Nature Center Enjoy miles of hiking biking trails recreation and kayaking along the Du Page River and disc golf course Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2022 WESTERN SUBURBS 41

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LITERARY LOCAL R E S T A U R A N T W E E K PrairieFest Restaurant Week February 19 26 OSWEGO PrairieFest Restaurant Week brought to you by the Oswegoland Park District Village of Oswego and the Oswego Area Chamber of Commerce creates the same unity as the community s beloved summer festival through shared culinary experiences From February 19 February 26 we ll be highlighting the wide ranging and delicious dining options of our local restaurants Whether around your kitchen table or a dining room in Oswegoland you are invited to enjoy a week of amazing meals at top tier restaurants and neighborhood favorites Visit www prairiefestrestaurantweek com for a list of participating restaurants and specials Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY2022 WESTERN SUBURBS 43

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H O M E DesignInspo Providing Home Design Since 1997 BATAVIA West DuPage Cabinets and Granite has been providing home design since 1997 when the company began as a custom home builder Today Catherine Sanzeri pictured and her talented team continues to fill a niche in the west suburban home design marketplace by providing a full range of products to fit every budget while providing lifestyle focused designs with top industry designers As a proud member of the NKBA and KCMA this women owned local area home design establishment guarantees your absolute satisfaction 44 WESTERN SUBURBS FEBRUARY 2022 Glancer Magazine THE DESIGN PROCESS Catherine shares that today s trends include timeless kitchen designs that incorporate the latest products into the design to fit each homeowners needs This is West DuPage Cabinets and Granite s area of specialty If you re looking for a new kitchen or bathroom design West DuPage Cabinets Granite s talented design team will visit your home for a consultation take measurements and look at the lifestyle components of the home Does your family cook often

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Today s trends include timeless kitchen designs that incorporate the latest products into the design to fit each homeowners needs Catherine Sanzeri Owner Do you like to entertain How many people are usually in your kitchen at once Once they have all of the information needed the team will create a design to present to you the homeowner upon a visit to the Batavia showroom Homeowners enjoy a stress free process with this local one stop home designer as this top rated Batavia business has everything needed to complete a kitchen or bathroom design including labor for each project Additionally West DuPage Cabinets and Granite extends their discounts at the supply houses to their clients specifically for appliances and plumbing fixtures The entire process is coordinated with your designer who stays with you through the entire project leaving the homeowners completely satisfied throughout INDUSTRY TRENDS Catherine noted that the industry is always changing with future trends leaning towards larger islands coffee bars and entertainment spaces including a wine refrigerator in the kitchen and more features to accommodate larger groups LEADING THE WAY The company has received many awards and accolades through the years including Best of the Best in Kitchen and Bath Remodeling 2017 2018 2019 2020 and 2021 in addition to Glancer Magazine s Best of the Best Kitchen Designer for Kane County in 2021 One of Catherine s most cherished projects was when her team designed and built a first floor master suite for a client whose husband had MS and could no longer walk up the stairs The improved quality of both of their lives was a gift to see shared Catherine Photos by Mike Catuara West DuPage Cabinets and Granite 630 414 2363 143 S Batavia Ave Batavia www westdupagecabinetsandgranite com

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WomenInspired Glen Ellyn Mom Chairs Wine Women Shoes Event A BENEFIT FOR BRIDGE COMMUNITIES GLEN ELLYN Set aside your slippers and dust off your stilettos Bridge Communities will host its second annual Wine Women Shoes WW S event at the Marriott Chicago Oak Brook on Saturday March 19 11 00 am to 2 30 pm Chaired by Jeanie Hernandez Porter a Glen Ellyn resident who has a huge heart for volunteering A former large company marketing executive she now devotes herself to helping in her husband s company raising her 6 year old son and enjoying being step mom to six grown step sons pictured above A true fashionista Jeanie is the Fashion Show chair the event In this role she has already secured Neiman Marcus to provide all of the fashion and models for this event as well as accomplished other among other amazing tasks to make sure the event perfect An irresistible blend of fashion and compassion WW S is about putting the fun in fundraising The event gives women the opportunity to get glamorous with friends while enjoying good food and incredible varietals from top winemakers all for a good cause Basically it s the best excuse to play grownup dress up EVER In addition to shopping peep toes while sipping Pinots guests will enjoy a delectable luncheon and fashion show produced by ZZAZZ Productions featuring the latest spring fashions from Neiman Marcus Oak 46 WESTERN SUBURBS FEBRUARY 2022 Glancer Magazine Brook Anne Fontaine MaxMara St John and Mira VIP Tickets are 200 VIP tables of eight are 1 600 General Tickets are 150 General tables of ten are 1 500 and all proceeds benefit Bridge Communities which provides transitional housing mentoring and supportive services to DuPage County families experiencing homelessness To Sponsor call Jen Bystry at 630 403 5095 ORDER TICKETS www winewomenandshoes com event bridgecommunities About Wine Women Shoes Founded in Napa Valley in 2005 WW S is a fun and fashionable national event series that lets women put their most generous foot forward sip to their hearts content and laugh until their cheeks hurt Talk about a positively good time With events in over 200 cities and counting it has helped net over 90 million for various causes across the country About Bridge Communities Bridge Communities is a non profit 501 c 3 organization whose mission is to provide housing mentoring and supportive services to homeless families in DuPage County Bridge Communities vision is a community where all families have safe sustainable and affordable housing and life long selfsufficiency In the past 33 years Bridge Communities has helped more than 850 families cross the bridge from homelessness to hope and self sufficiency For more information please visit www bridgecommunities org

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REAL ESTATE Susan Colella PERSONABLE ENERGETIC CREATIVE REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL SUSAN COLELLA OF BAIRD WARNER This proud Naperville resident shares that helping local sellers and buyers doesn t feel like work making it easy to be dedicated and results oriented When she is hired to list a home she gains much of the marketing inspiration from her sellers when she asks what do you love about your home From there she designs high end customs booklets with professional photography drone shots descriptions of updates develops unique ways to target the right buyers on the internet Restyling her listings with professional staging 3D tours great for out of state buyers and constant follow up with all parties are all included for her recipe of success Susan is currently meeting with sellers buyers now in anticipation of a thriving Spring market Call luxury listing agent Susan Colella anytime to discuss your real estate goals for 2022 Susan Colella Baird Warner 630 946 3813 Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2022 WESTERN SUBURBS 47

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UNIQUE in Suburbia by Brianna Bartemeyer Photos Submitted TOWN HOUSE BOOKS was the home to St Charles second mayor thus referred to as the Wing House Known for its contemporary fiction novels children s nook robust history section nature books and carefully curated poetry collections THB offers a respite for book lovers of all ages As guests meander through nestled nooks stacked shelves and covered tables this unique shop creates an inviting space for its readers to explore Be sure to swing by the cafe too Most items are made fromscratch local favorites apricot chicken salad sandwich Ultimate BLT and New England The more that you read the more things you will know The more that you learn the more places you ll go Dr Seuss ST CHARLES Ever catch yourself saying I wish I had more time for reading We aren t talking about Instastories news headlines or 250 count magazine articles ahem thanks for reading Intentional reading As book title proliferation continues many of us are overwhelmed by the choices Ask friends for recommendations Discover impassioned topics and genres Join a book club OR visit a local bookshop and connect with the experts Enter Town House Books Cafe Founded in 1974 this charming bookstore is located in the beautiful historic district of St Charles It once housed a beauty parlor antique shop and ice cream parlor And most notably it clam chowder In this season of love it s the perfect excuse to rekindle your love of reading and turn it into your favorite well loved habit It s a habit that reduces stress builds empathy and supports imagination What s not to love New year new habits new you Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2022 WESTERN SUBURBS 49

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Kid Stuff Disney s The Descendants The Musical FEBRUARY 26 MARCH 6 Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies Disney s Descendants The Musical is a brand new musical comedy featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the films Meiley Swallow Hall 31 S Ellsworth Naperville www brightsidetheatre com Not Just a Trampoline Park The Ultimate Indoor Adventure Park With attractions that cater to any level of adventurer there s something fun for everyone at Urban Air Your mini warriors can conquer obstacles show gravity who s boss and have a blast seven days a week The kids will love it www urbanair com 50 WESTERN SUBURBS FEBRUARY 2022 Glancer Magazine Click for More Kid Stuff

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KID STUFF Q U E S T I O N E E R S Explore with Ada Twist and Friends at DCM NAPERVILLE Be an engineer an architect a scientist a leader an artist and more as you explore your passions in the exhibit The Questioneers Read Question Think PLAY at DuPage Children s Museum DCM Based on the best selling series of books by author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts the inquisitive Questioneers characters Ada Twist Rosie Revere Iggy Peck Sofia Valdez and Aaron Slater celebrate diversity creativity curiosity bravery and resilience in this STEAM based exhibit Join us Friday February 18 4 30 7 30pm for a Pajama Party and enjoy an evening of comfort and creativity Plan your visit today www dupagechildrens org adventure awaits Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2022 WESTERN SUBURBS 51

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COMMUNITY LIVING B I R T H D A Y P A R T I E S Celebrate Your Birthday at the Naperville Park District NAPERVILLE Celebrate your birthday at the Naperville Park District Our parties provide private and semi private spaces and experiences in a clean and healthy environment We also supply everything you need to make your event special for your child and easy for you including dessert fun activities and paper products utensils We offer a variety of fun party themes for ages 5 12 at Fort Hill Activity Center and Knoch Knolls Nature Center www napervilleparks org parties 52 WESTERN SUBURBS FEBRUARY 2022 Glancer Magazine

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COMMUNITY LIVING ON TREND O V E R 4 0 V E N D O R S Trend Relic Offers More than Just Home Decor ST CHARLES trend relic is an experience that shoppers remember as this unique multi vendor marketplace has carefully selected experienced merchants who are artisans builders refinishers and painters boutique owners and more each offering the most special items to adorn your home and make you feel beautiful The talented merchants work hard to create and curate unique items both vintage and new Many of the treasures that you will find at trend relic have been handcrafted including jewelry candles furniture art and they have a variety of clothing accessories too Each of the wonderfully talented merchants have created beautiful spaces in the shop as well as local markets so you will find some of your very favorites here Owned by Karri and Heather together they bring years of retail decorating design staging and painting experience to the shop Their vision was to bring a unique shopping experience to Saint Charles like no other creating a space that felt inspired comfortable friendly and passionate At trend relic we are confident that you will experience all that and more You will also find monthly paint classes which include How To and Make and Take workshops Call the shop or visit to learn about upcoming classes including girls night out boutique events RSVP TO LADIES NIGHT OUT ON FACEBOOK trend relic 1501 Indiana Avenue St Charles Illinois 630 803 5253 www trendandrelic com 54 WESTERN SUBURBS FEBRUARY 2022 Glancer Magazine

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COMMUNITY LIVING So Fun N A P E R V I L L E Get Your Whirly On NAPERVILLE From friendly competition and entertainment to exceptional food and drink WhirlyBall Naperville provides the perfect venue for all ages and occasions The two story eatertainment complex features a variety of activities including WhirlyBall LaserTag HyperBowling and bowling plus private event spaces for groups of any size Round out your event with customized menus featuring The Pivot Room s selection of elevated American fare and 24 rotating craft beer taps Book your event today Whirlyball Naperville 3103 Oddyssey Naperville 630 932 4800 www whirlyball com

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COMMUNITY LIVING STYLE W I N T E R S T Y L E S Jeans and a Cute Top Shop Invites You In WHEATON ST CHARLES So many LOVE Jeans and a Cute Top Shop a women s contemporary apparel boutique in downtown Wheaton and St Charles Residents travel from all over Chicagoland to shop this unique boutique The Wheaton store also features a curated pre loved collection of boutique brands that have been bought back from their customers and resell for 10 40 If you have gently worn items just a few years old from respected boutiques or clothing stores bring to the Wheaton store If accepted they pay 5 Cute Cash for each item Cute Cash can be redeemed in any Jeans and a Cute Top Shop How fun is that Visit the shop in Wheaton or St Charles or shop online today The 2021 holiday season is here Be sure you are fashion ready Photos by Mike Catuara www jeansandacutetop com Expires 2 28 22 58 WESTERN SUBURBS FEBRUARY 2022 Glancer Magazine

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COMMUNITY LIVING SHOPPING O N T R E N D E S S E N T I A L S Visit Online or In North Aurora at Rustic Fox NORTH AURORA Urban Echo Shop features on trend essentials for the stylish at heart from clothing and accessories to home decor unique furniture gifts and seasonal trends Owned by a mom and her daughter in Sugar Grove Illinois Urban Echo Shop was created to be an adored virtual hometown boutique where only the latest styles and trends are featured Residents are invited sit back and relax while browsing the shop s simplified trend collections online or shop at The Rustic Fox where you will find over 120 unique vendors Each day is a new day at Urban Echo Shop VISIT FOR ON TREND ESSENTIALS 1790 Town Centre Dr North Aurora Vendor 3 At the Entrance 60 WESTERN SUBURBS FEBRUARY 2022 Glancer Magazine

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LITERA ARY local by Mindy Kyle Photos Submitted HANK EBELING Crushing the Competition with Service he figured this was the perfect opportunity to write a book on these skills I thought small business owners could use the advice and help now more than ever says Hank WHEATON GENEVA Small business owner Hank Ebeling knows the power of good customer service Hank is the owner of H4 Training in Wheaton and Geneva where he has helped hundreds of clients get in shape many that have come to him off referrals In this highly competitive field Hank attributes his successes to delivering outstanding customer service and outstanding customer experiences No matter what business you are in you can boost sales increase customer satisfaction and loyalty by crushing the competition with service says Hank Crushing the Competition with Service guides business owners on developing the proper service mindset as well as developing the right team with that same mindset It covers the best tactics and strategies to wow your customers and how to successfully handle complaints when faced with them Hank developed a passion for customer service early on in his career and has spent years attending seminars and courses reading books and listening to podcasts on the topic When the pandemic hit and we were all locked down 62 WESTERN SUBURBS FEBRUARY 2022 Glancer Magazine Crushing the Competition with Service can be found currently on Amazon Hank is also available for coaching on increasing profits referrals reviews and retention

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COMMUNITY LIVING C A R E E R V I S I O N APTITUDE TESTING CAN HELP STUDENTS CHOOSE MAJORS AND CAREERS What are you doing after high school You know further education is important Do you need help finding the right career choice The Career Vision Aptitude Advantage can help them a call Their assessment process is a positive and an objective way to give you confidence to make good career choices And your Personal Career Consultant will take time to discuss the test results with you and go over all your choices Aptitudes identify your strongest talents the jobs you would enjoy and be good at doing Combining your aptitudes with your interests Career Vision reveals your career choices You also receive resources about college majors job outlook and preparation needed for those careers If you are going to college and want to know what to study reach out to Career Vision today If you have graduated college and still haven t found your best fit the professional consultants at Career Vision can help you too For over 30 years they have been helping students and adults find their best career choices If you have asked What should I study What will I do after college and want to learn how Career Vision can help give Career Vision www careervision org 630 469 6270 COLLEGE TIME Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2022 WESTERN SUBURBS 63

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HEALTH WELLNESS H 4 T R A I N I N G GET 1 ON 1 PERSONAL TRAINING AT H 4 TRAINING TWO SUBURBAN LOCATIONS WHEATON GENEVA It s time to take care of 1 with H4 Training This program is best for individuals with very specific needs who require dedicated attention H 4 s sessions focus on the specific goals of each client with workouts tailored to each person Visit online to learn more and to check out the many other programs available to you H4 Training Wheaton Geneva locations www h4 training com services personal training FITNESS www h 4training com Locations In Wheaton Geneva 64 WESTERN SUBURBS FEBRUARY 2022 Glancer Magazine

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HEALTH WELLNESS FAMILY DENTISTRY WITH A WIDE ARRAY OF SERVICES Valley View Dental offers a full array of general dentistry services cosmetic dentistry periodontal dental implants orthodontics procedures and oral surgery This includes Invisalign BOOST Teeth Whitening CEREC one day crowns and same day emergency visits guaranteed With a large staff of bi lingual doctors and staff on site labs at each location extended business and weekend hours Valley View Dental has the ability to treat patients according to their own schedules and convenience with all Covid 19 precautions taken Stop by and see why others in the community have trusted Valley View Dental for over 20 years Located In Naperville Montgomery Romeoville Valley View Dental www vvdental com DENTAL Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2022 WESTERN SUBURBS 65

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COMMUNITY LIVING MOM S little black book by Kristen Kucharski BEHIND THE BLACKHAWKS SCENES I have lived in the Chicago area my entire life and had never been to a Blackhawks game I know that s almost unbelievable to hear and a bit shameful to say out loud however I made up for it ten fold on a very special evening when the Blackhawk s honored Andrew Shaw 65 who retired this past year after 544 career games Not only did I attend the game with Shaw s biggest fans but I also took advantage of the unique Chicago Blackhawks Gameday Experience Package offered on special dates throughout the season The Chicago Blackhawks have teamed up with Fifth Third Arena the practice home of the Blackhawks to create a memorable two hour pregame experience for gameday Included in the event was Open Skate with skate rental included at the training facilities A couple of us had not been skating in more than ten years and gingerly made our way around the ice while others gracefully glided about seamlessly We could skate for as little as we wanted or up to an hour before making our way to tour the Blackhawks Locker Room which was filled with famed jerseys helmets gameplay boards and big screens 66 WESTERN SUBURBS FEBRUARY 2022 Glancer Magazine

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COMMUNITY LIVING After many photo opportunities we perused the hallways of historic moments highlighted in jerseys of past times Stanley Cups and plaques of honors Feeling like VIPs we next made our way to a pregame buffet hosted in the workout facility on the upper level and then capped off our night at the United Center watching the Blackhawks win in a unique overtime game winning goal It was indeed an awesome evening filled with good friends fun and feeling a like a big part of the city we love Parking between the two facilities made for an easy walk from pregame experience to seeing the game in action Vaccination cards and masks are required OVERVIEW The Chicago Blackhawks have teamed up with Fifth Third Arena the practice home of the Blackhawks to create a memorable pregame experience for your gameday Blackhawks Gameday Experience Fifth Third Arena 1801 W Jackson Blvd Chicago IL 60612 312 455 7090 www nhl com blackhawks tickets experience package 2022 Dates March 3 March 6 March 15 March 20 April 3 April 10 April 14 April 27 Price Prices range depending on seat selected ABOUT THE WRITER Naperville mom Kristen Kucharski graduated from Illinois State University in 1992 with an International Business Degree She 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 Read her past columns at www glancermagazine com bloggers Glancer Magazine FEBRUARY 2022 WESTERN SUBURBS 67

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LOCAL CHARCUTERIE FINDS TO LOVE ENTERTAIN WITH A BEAUTIFUL CHARCUTERIE BOARD MADE LOCALLY Ah the charcuterie board always plentiful never boring Filled with delightful selections a charcuterie board features meats surrounded by foods that complement those meats most commonly fruits nuts crackers and dips From the French chair for meat and cuit for cooked charcuterie is simply the art of preserving meat There are many talented artists who create these beautiful boards boxes more locally and we d love for you to meet them Here s our list 1 2 Boujee Boards 2 Loved by many in social media and beyond Boujee Boards provides artisanal local handmade charcuterie boards Traditional specialty boards are available using the most fresh local and in season produce Lovely and delicious www facebook com boujee boards more 106918388214743 1 Bellyful Boards Started in 2020 by a local mom who works full time as a testing analyst Bellyful Boards has gained quick popularity in the area known for unique and beautiful Charcuterie boards From decorative roses for meat lovers pictured left and holiday trays for every season to number shaped creations perfect for birthdays and more the talent is endless www bellyfulboards com 4 3 Olive Emmental 4 Wine Cheese Co In Plainfield This fine wine artisan cheese shop is also a wine bar cafe located in the heart of Plainfield s historic downtown pictured below Residents love visiting for a glass of wine accompanied by a delectible charcuterie board complete with all of their favorites meats cheeses fruits vegetables confectionery and more It s perfect Located at 24104 W Lockport Street Plainfield www wineandcheese co 3 Owned by two friends who met in corporate America while going through the same seasons of life Olive Emmental creates beautiful charcuterie boards boxes hostsunique workshops while also catering parties and events Pictured above is their Valentines Day Box that serves 2 and available for ordering online www oliveandemmental com 5 The Tasteful Table 6 6 Board Brush Oswego This local creative studio is a place for creating fun and unique wood decor projects from scratch while enjoying a fun instructor led atmosphere Watch for fun workshops centered around charcuterie trends Feb 3 is the next available www boardandbrush com oswego 7 Marche In Glen Ellyn 68 WESTERN SUBURBS FEBRUARY 2022 Glancer Magazine 7 Offering an impressive collection of ready to serve cheese boards brimming with the season s best sellers Whether it s an intimate t te t te dinner with friends or neighborhood block party Marche will make you a superstar when you present one of theirmade to order cheese boards www marche496 com Bacon rosebuds and all Chef Joe is an entertaining expert and has created an incredible collection of charcuterie and cheese boards featuring perfectly paired cured meats artisan cheeses antipasti olives dips spreads and more No work worries or prep necessary you don t even have to leave the house since our charcuterie boards can bedelivered to you how delightful is that www tastefultablechicago com 5

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