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TABLE OF CONTENTS T E A M G L A N C E R PUBLISHER Glancer Magazine Inc NOVEMBER 2021 PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Lindy Kleivo 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 NOVEMBER 2021 Vol 19 Issue 191 JOY Celebrating the Season Tis the season to be joyful while celebrating all that is festive and fun throughout the west suburban community Subscribe today for daily weeky JOY 2021 NOVEMBER 2021 Downtown Delights Giving Back Holiday Themed Stage Productions Seasonal Soirees So Much More Tis the season to shop support and give locally This month our pages celebrate so much The vibe this season is definitely a happy and positive one with vibrant shows opening up throughout Chicagoland shops and boutiques extending their holiday shopping hours and dining cocktailing specials galore it definitely is set to be the most wonderful time of the year and we can t wait 5 Hello From Glancer Magazine 7 5 Things to Do 8 Downtown Holiday Delights 12 Dining Cocktails New In Wheaton 14 Giving Back Helping Kids In Need 16 Women Inspired Talented Local Author 19 Meet Kim Katie Naperville Realtors 20 Chicago Style New to Navy Pier 22 Home Design Showroom In Batavia 24 10 Trends Festival Holiday Celebrations 26 To Give To Inspire A Special Local Lady 28 Trendy Traveler Lake Lawn Resort 30 Cirque du Soleil s Twas the Night Before 33 GUIDE Holiday Time 2021 34 Mom s Little Black Book 35 Holiday Fin at Whirly Ball 36 Cinderella at Paramount Aurora 37 Oswego Holiday Express 39 Geneva s Chicatmas Walk Is Back 40 On Stage Michael Bolton 58 Next Generation Wedding Guide 2021 60 Million Dollar Listing Green Trails In Lisle 64 Literary Local 74 Kid Stuff Fall Fun for All Ages 76 7 Spectacular Places for Fall Family Fun This issue kicks off the season with 5 Things to Do this November all festive all fun Downtown Delights on page 8 features some popular events happening in our favorite downtown areas while this month s Giving Back feature on page 14 highlights a very special west suburban charitable organization with 7 Spectacular Festive Ways to Give Back this Season on page 76 and Mindy Kyle s column To Give To Inspire introduces us to an extra giving local lady Also don t miss the 10 Trends List this month unveiling 10 festive fun celebrations Stay connected to www GlancerMagazine com all season long for daily posts photos features event highlights and more Happy Holidays to you and yours We can t wait to celebreat with you and monthly updates at www GlancerMagazine com Copyrigh t 2021 All Rights Reserved Glancer Magazine Inc Lindy Kleivo Publishing Director West Suburban Area Glancer Magazine NOVEMBER 2021 WESTERN SUBU

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5. Celebrate the Season Downtown Downers Grove DOWNERS GROVE–It’s an exciting time of year downtown Downers Grove! Small Busi-ness Weekend will be held November 26-28. The Gingerbread House Contest will run November 26-December 5, and on display until December 11. The Gingerbread Man Hunt, Candy Cane Cash Rewards will be held throughout the holiday season with com-plimentary visits with Santa in his Gingerbread House Saturdays and Sundays 1-4pm. Merry Madness will be held on December 9 and extended late hours will begin at par-ticipating businesses starting December 9. How fun! www.downtowndg.org3. Find the Perfect Christmas Tree AURORA– Abbey Farms invites you to join in the tradition of hunting for a lo-cally grown Christmas trees this winter. Or, for those of you who would rather choose a precut tree, they always have a large inventory of fresh-cut fir trees. All of their pre-cut trees come from a large Christ-mas tree operation in Michigan owned by Father Andrew’s family. While you wait, step inside the Nagel Farmstead Emporium for one of their-famous apple cider donuts and hot chocolate. If there is snow on the ground, sleds are provided as you ex-plore the farm. How fun! www.abbeyfarms.org2. Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo BROOKFIELD–Now in its 40th year, get ready to visit Chicagoland’s largest and longest-running lights festival featuring over two million twinkling LED lights! New this year is Sea of Lights featuring over 2 miles of lights! Play the Game of Gnomes and find all 25 hidden throughout the zoo. Enjoy a 600-foot tunnel of lights, illuminated ani-mal sculptures, numerous photo ops and more! Advance tickets re-quired. 4. Oswego Holiday Express OSWEGO–The tradition returns this holiday season! All aboard to kiddos young and old, as the Oswegoland Park District presents the Oswego Holiday Express. Trolleys depart Santa Station the weekend of December 9-12 for the North Pole. Put on your paja-mas, don your warmest apparel, and head to the top of the world on a magical journey. Mrs. Claus will greet you, you'll enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, and meet Santa! Register online at 20215 Things to Do1. Winter Camp for Kids NAPERVILLE–Looking ahead for some winter break fun for your 3-17 year old? Check out the wide variety of programs available through the Naperville Park District. Choose from active camps like gymnastics, basketball, cheerleading, flag football and more, as well as creative, hands-on camps featuring dinosaur themes and LEGO®. Registration is currently in progress. Glancer Magazine • NOVEMBER 2021 • WESTERN SUBURBS • 7

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WEST SUBURBAN DOWNTOWN AREAS INVITE YOU TO CELEBRATE LOCAL! Each of our vbrant west suburban communities has a beautiful, charming downtown area that residents adore all year long– espe-cialy around the holidays. From shopping and dining locally, to supporting holiday-inspired community events, residents enjoy frequenting their favorite downtown destination spot often between November and December. Whether you are planning a holiday dinner, a night on the town, or a shopping ex-cursion with friends, here are a few more reasons to visit your fa-vorite west suburban downtown area hot spot. Enjoy! DelightsDOWNTOWN DELIGHTSDOWNTOWN8 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine

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DOWNTOWN DELIGHTSHoliday Fun! DOWNERS GROVE INVITES YOU TO CELEBRATE The variety of small businesses, amazing owners and community support makes downtown Downers Grove the destination it is today. This past month the area wel-comed Enclave 5111 and Allure Skin Spa. It also looks forward to welcoming Apple Beez Prep in the next couple months. Small Business Weekend will be held November 26-28. The Gingerbread House Contest will run November 26-December 5, and on display until December 11. The Gingerbread Man Hunt, Candy Cane Cash Rewards will be held throughout the holi-day season. Complimentary visits with Santa in his Gingerbread House Saturdays and Sundays 1-4pm. Merry Madness will be held on December 9. Extended late hours will begin at participating businesses starting December 9. The many restaurants and cafes can please every taste bud. Schedule your holiday celebration at one of your favorites today! Shop local this holiday season and you will be giving a gift that will continue to give back! www.downtowndg.orgGlancer Magazine • NOVEMBER 2021 • WESTERN SUBURBS • 9

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Ladies Night Out DOWNTOWN GLEN ELLYN TO HOLD 14TH ANNUAL LADIES NIGHT OUT! TUESDAY AND THURSDAY, NOV 16 & 18, 4-9PM! Join the Glen Ellyn business community for this year’s Ladies Night Out in Downtown Glen Ellyn. It’s THE place to shop this holiday season. For those of you attending for the first time, Dowontown Glen Ellyn welcomes you to this special event. For those of you on your 14th year – there is a short list of what will be a bit different so be sure to visit online. The Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn looks forward to welcoming you to Ladies Night Out. Many thanks to our many sponsors! Duly Health and Care, Penn French Property Group, and The Village of Glen Ellyn. www.downtownglenellyn.com10 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine

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Ditka’s Grill, New to Downtown Wheaton at 225 W Front Street WHEATON–The newest addition to the Ditka's Restaurant Groups brand marks the third eatery in the suburban Chicago are with a Ditka's Res-taurant in Oakbrook Terrace and a Grill 89 restaurant offering casual cui-sine in Westmont. Now accepting reservations for their opening on November 2, this exciting addition to Wheaton’s restuarant scene will have a full feature menu in-cluding brunch and a wine list that boasts close to 150 bottles. With a unique spin on traditional American dishes, Ditka’s Grill will surprise guests with an occasional Chef’s special of the day. The menu stretches from light and punchy to deeply rich, always with an emphasis on the natural flavors and aromas of a dish’s main ingredients. Everything is prepared from scratch and served with love. Menu items in-clude exquisite sushi rolls, beautiful entrée salads, indulgent sandwiches, mindfully sourced fish, and award-winning steaks and chops from Linz Meats. www.ditkasgrill.comNEXT STOP: WHEATONWEST SUBURBAN DININGDININGDINING + COCKTAILSPollyannaBrewing.com12 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine

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DINING + COCKTAILSMoscow Mules to Love at this Oswego Favorite OSWEGO–The Tap House Grill heritage "Addictive Food" and "Creative Brews" along with great times are now being served up fresh daily along with tasty Moscow Mules. Try a Kentucky Bourbon, Kickin' (spicy), Ginger-Mary Anne, or Pomegranate Mule next time you visit. 123 W Washington St, Oswego www.taphousegrills.comExtreme Coziness Awaits In Glen Ellyn with this Tasty Cocktail GLEN ELLYN–Enjoy the signature Give Me S’Mores cocktail made with graham cracker infused bourbon, toasted marshmallow demerara, laphroaigh, and choco-late bitters. Delightful! Featured at this small, cozy, inti-mate whiskey bar in Glen ELlyn that exudes southern charm. Small plates/salads/alternative sandwiches dom-inate the menu with a hefty bourbon list and serious cock-tail regiment. 430 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn ‘Happy’ Back Again & Better than Ever this Holiday Season Nov 27- Dec 28 CHICAGO–Happy’s is the annual, over-the-top holiday bar that pops up on the ground floor of the Chicago Ath-letic Hotel and is an explosion of all things holiday: strong drinks, warm vibes, seasonal tunes, and as many twinkling lights as possible. 12 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago Magazine • NOVEMBER 2021 • WESTERN SUBURBS • 13

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CHRISTMAS  WRAPPING EVENT ST. CHARLES–Big Hearts of Fox Valley is thrilled to announce their annual Christmas Wrapping event on December 1 at The Royal Fox Country Club. An unprecedented number of fam-ilies within D303 boundaries are currently experiencing financial hardship and your support is needed. The organization has over 700 children to shop for this year and needs sponsors to shop for children using a personal-ized wish-list. If you are unable to sponsor a child, we are also in great need of new large rolls of wrapping paper, tape, board games, and grocery store gift cards. Toy donation boxes will be set-up around the community. Please visit their website at for detailed information on signing-up to be a sponsor, donations, and toy dona-tion box locations. The link to register for the wrapping party is also available on their web-site. If you have not been able to attend in the past, the wrapping party is a free heart-warming way to give back to the community. Big Hearts of Fox Valley hopes you can join in as they wrap each and every present for local children in need, listen to holiday music, enjoy delicious treats, and come together as a community. www.bigheartsfv.orgGIVING BACKGiving BackGlancer Magazine • NOVEMBER 2021 • WESTERN SUBURBS • 15

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WOMEN INSPIRED Donna Fatigato Health Wellness Expert and Best Selling Author A health wellness expert for the past 40 years and best selling author Donna Fatigato is teaching kids how mood and energy is connected to their health and nutrition in a lighthearted yet fun way In her new children s book collection titled Bucky Daisy s Moody Adventures Fatigato gives life to characters Bucky and Daisy who share their love to play but when their moods suddenly change one day they must learn to understand why Each book focuses on a discovery showing how Exercise Health Wellness Relaxation and Eating Healthy are all connected and affect a person s mood One book teaches self love and self care while another uses visual guided imagery to promote calmness and relaxation Kids are introduced to Sara Tonin a friend who lives in their gut and sends signals to their brain to get them out of a rut No matter what the adventure Bucky and Daisy come to realize the affect their health and what they eat has on their mood energy and overall well being In addition each book features a Parents Corner that offers suggested activities for exercise ways to apply positive habits simple mind body techniques for relaxation and healthy but fun recipes to enjoy These books are about fueling the body and mind with nutrition exercise and positive self talk explains Fatigato If we can teach kids about the effects nutrition health and wellness can have on mood at an early age then as they go through life they are better equipped to have a positive mental state with more confidence to succeed A certified personal trainer group fitness instructor and wellness cooking coach Fatigato assist all generations in living their best quality of life She is a Phit America Ambassador and children s health advocate who created the Young Lungs Fitness Program and enjoys teaching healthy and colorful cooking classes Bucky Daisy s Moody Adventures Discover HEALTH WELLNESS Bucky Daisy s Moody Adventures Discover EXERCISE Bucky Daisy s Moody Adventures Discover RELAXATION Bucky Daisy s Moody Adventures Discover EATING HEALTHY Bucky Daisy s Moody Adventures books are available in print or e book as a set for 39 95 or individually for 12 each at www donnafatigato com or www Amazon com Chicagoland bookstores carrying the collection include Trend Relic 1501 Indiana Avenue St Charles Barnwood Beeswax 14 N Island Batavia Three Stories Books 310 Canal St Lemont and Town House Books 105 N 2nd Ave St Charles For more information on the author book signings and events please visit www donnafatigato com Social media donna_fatigato on IG and DonnaTheWellnessBuilder on FB Glancer Magazine NOVEMBER 2021 WESTERN SUBURBS 17

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Light Up the Lake CHICAGO–Celebrate the season at Navy Pier with Chicago's newest holiday adventure! Brighten the winter season with Chicagoland’s biggest indoor, temperature-con-trolled light garden, featur-ing large-scale light-sculpture displays; an Alpine ice rink, authentic holiday beer garden, kiddie train rides, Santa’s Merry Main Street and gift mar-ket—and, of course, a visit with Santa. Tickets start at just $15.00, including a ride on the iconic Centennial Wheel, offering inspiring views of the city all decked out for the holidays. Light up the Lake runs from Nov. 26 through Jan. 2. It will be closed on Christmas Day. Held at Festival Hall at Chicago’s iconic Navy Pier. New Event for 2021CHICAGO STYLEat Chicago’s Navy Pier • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine

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BBEEAAUUTTIIFFUULL 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 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 de-sign establishment guarantees your absolute satisfaction. HOME DESIGNHome22 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine

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HOME DESIGNTHE 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? 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 busi-ness has everything needed to complete a kitchen or bath-room design– including labor for each project. Additionally, West DuPage Cabinets and Granite extends their dis-counts 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 sat-isfied 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. West DuPage Cabinets and Granite (630) 414-2363 143 S. Batavia Ave, Batavia, IL 60510 www.westdupagecabinetsandgranite.comGlancer Magazine • NOVEMBER 2021 • WESTERN SUBURBS • 23

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24 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine10 #1 | How the Grinch Stole Christmas DECEMBER 21-JAN 2 • JAMES M. NEDERLANDER THEATRE, CHICAGO Dr. Seuss' beloved holiday tale, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, has become a perennial holiday classic! Max the Dog is your narrator as the Grinch's fiend-ish plan to steal Christmas from the holiday-loving Whos unfolds. However, the Grinch soon discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Featuring the hit songs 'You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch' and 'Welcome Christmas', this beloved tale comes to life on stage in a magical production for the entire family... well, probably best to leave your own four-legged family members at home! #2| Elf On the Shelf DECEMBER 19 • ROSEMONT THEATER This production will give you a glimpse into the enchanting world of the North Pole, where Santa resides. Experience toe tapping songs and unforgettable dance numbers as you journey through a heart warming tale which will boost everyone's Christmas spirit's, yes even those of a humbug! TRENDSTrends In Local Holiday Celebrations10 TRENDS

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SHOPPING + STYLE#3 | Celebration of Lights Festival NOVEMBER 28 • BATAVIA RIVERWALK, DOWNTOWN BATAVIA Experience the Magic of Batavia with the Celebration of Lights Festival! Enjoy hayrides, holiday craft activities, old-fashioned ornament-making, a community sing-a-long, ceremonial tree lighting, a visit with Santa, story hour and the ever-popular Christmas Tree Lane. The festival is presented by the Batavia Park District in partnership with Batavia MainStreet, the Batavia Chamber of Commerce, the City of Batavia, and the Batavia Police Depart-ment. This event is free. #4 | Nights of Lights NOVEMBER 26, 5-11PM • ADAMS PARK, WHEATON Enjoy the return of Nights of Lights in Adams Park this holiday season. The display will be lit from November 26, 2021 through January 9, 2022. Lights will be on from dusk to 11pm. While you’re there be sure to drop your letter to Santa Clause in the special North Pole mailbox located in the southeast corner of the park. Be sure to look in the gazebo for Santa’s special mailbox. Make sure the return address is on the letter to receive a letter back from Santa. #5 | Holiday Express DECEMBER 2021 • BLACKBERRY FARM, AURORA Bring the family for a magical and memorable experience – just like visiting the North Pole! Blackberry Farm is a winter wonderland amid thousands of twinkling lights, festive holiday decorations and happy holiday music. Take a ride on the Holiday Express train – a charming tour around scenic Lake Gregory – and enjoy a hay wagon ride, too. Back in the historic pioneer vil-lage, you’ll enjoy crafts, a reindeer food bar, story readings of holiday clas-sics at the one-room schoolhouse and…a special visit with Santa. Tickets go on sale November 12 at 9am. #6 | Windy Acres Farm Winter Fest WINDY ACRES FARM • GENEVA A few favorites will be enjoyed this season! Mulled wine and open bar, hot chocolate bar, hot cider, s’mores kits on the open fire, wreaths, roping, door swags, holiday greenery arrangements, hot churros, freshly baked fruit pies, Windy Acres Holiday Train Ride Express, petting zoo pets, photo opportuni-ties, fun for the whole family, and a visit with Santa Claus! Plan ahead today. #7 | Miracle on 34th Street DECEMBER 10-19 • BRIGHTSIDE THEATRE, NAPERVILLE BrightSide Theatre opens their10th anniversary season with this family friendly holiday musical - Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play. Performing at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Street in Naperville. #8 | Shades of Crimson Event NOVEMBER 19 • POINSETTIA DISPLAY & SALE • WHEATON Get in the holiday spirit by experiencing up to 3,ooo poinsettia plants in one place–a sea of red, pink, white and every shade in between! Some 15 va-rieties in various sizes will be on display and available for sale at special prices. Choose from the brightest and freshest poinsettias in the region and learn a few things about the “Christmas flower” from Cantigny Horticulture staff members. Plant sales close at 4:30 pm. #9 | Holiday Homecoming NOVEMBER 26-27 • ST. CHARLES Holiday Homecoming, presented by St. Charles Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, will be in downtown St. Charles. Kick off the start of the holiday season with the annual Lighting of the Lights Ceremony and Holiday Tree Trail on Friday the 26th. Then, enjoy a free Holiday Movie, Small Business Saturday, Santa Visits, and the return of the Electric Christmas Parade on Saturday the 27th! The Holiday Tree Trail voting and contest will take place throughout the weekend, but the trees will stay up until after Christmas. See Santa Saturday and Sunday until December 19. #10 | Illumination ALL SEASON LONG • MORTON ARBORETUM • LISLE This year Illumination is going back to its "roots" with its traditional walking path. With unparalleled new experiences in addition to returning favorites, visitors can enjoy Illumination at their own pace. Visitors will be surrounded by color as they walk amid interactive lighting effects that highlight the beauty of trees in winter. This one-of-a-kind, spectacle of color, light, and sound. Illumination has welcomed more than 1.3 million guests since 2013, making this a top holiday travel destination across the region. CantignyHoliday ExpressGlancer Magazine • NOVEMBER 2021 • WESTERN SUBURBS • 25

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18 • WESTERN SUBURBS • OCTOBER 2021 • Glancer MagazineTo Give, To InspireCARING + SHARINGA Monthly Caring + Sharing Column26 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine

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WRAPPED IN LOVE NAPERVILLE–As the holidays approach, and a tumultuous year comes to an end with more uncertainty looming into 2021, more people than ever are finding themselves in need of assistance due to the health and economic impact of COVID-19. We are grateful for the many charities and pro-grams that are stepping-up ef-forts to increase their giving during this time. However, there are plenty of indi-vidual residents that are interested in identifying and finding specific ways to help affected families in their communities. This is where neighborhood grassroots programs, like Naperville’s Wrapped in Love (WIL) organization, can step in and connect those who want to help with those who need it. WIL began in December 2013 as just a one-time blanket drive for the Chicagoland homeless to be distributed on Christmas day, but because of that experience, WIL Founder, Susie Barrto, felt she was being called to help those in need all year round. “I had been a single mom for seven years and had just remarried,” says Susie. “My children were getting older and not needing me as much. I knew there were so many people that needed the “mothering” that I didn’t feel done wanting to give.” She garnered 501c3 status for WIL and began to share her vision on her established Facebook page, making it clear if people dropped off their do-nations, she would personally transport them to where they were most needed. Susie keeps in contact with the local shelters as well as individual requests from the community for assistance. On any one day, there may be a call-out for a family whose home and posses-sions were lost in a fire, a single mom trying to make ends meet, or individuals losing their jobs and homes. The needs are posted on the Wrapped in Love Facebook site and answered by the giving circle of followers. “WIL was created to be a bridge between those in need and those that want to give,” says Susie. “There are over 4,000 people that follow our WIL page, and the generosity from people who want to be part of something good is overwhelming. Donations are made almost on a daily basis.” WIL also continues to care for those living in the streets, creating “loaded backpacks” filled with essential items and handing them out regularly throughout the year. To join Wrapped in Love’s giving circle, be sure to follow them on Facebook and check the site often to see how you can help members of our com-munity with their special needs. WIL 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 Chi-cago’s theater and commercial world as well as a graduate of the Second City Improv School. Mindy lives in Naperville with her hus-band, three children and the cutest dog in the land. VIEW MINDY’S MONTHLY COLUMN AT Started as a One-Time Blanket Drive Is Now a Local MovementCARING + SHARINGGlancer Magazine • NOVEMBER 2021 • WESTERN SUBURBS • 27

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TrendY TERRANEA RESORT CELEBRATES ANNUAL SEASIDE TRADITIONS THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON The luxury Southern California resort captures the spirit of the holiday season with curated, personalized, and virtual experi-ences from Thanksgiving through the New Year. Terranea Resort invites guests to celebrate with its annual seaside Traditions, featuring festive offerings beginning with Thanksgiving and continuing through New Year's Day. Experiences include signature events, family holiday activ-ities, gourmet meals, immersive wellness, virtual experiences, gift options, and more. These exclusive seasonal specialties are designed to create an effortless and luxurious oceanside retreat, with 102 acres of Southern California sunshine, spar-kling waves, and ocean breezes.Holiday Traditions In Southern CaliTravelerTRENDY TRAVELER28 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine

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ROOM PACKAGES Ongoing | Terranea Tradi-tions - Celebrate the magic of the holiday spirit at Terranea this season with an overnight coastal getaway along the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Guests may enjoy complimen-tary daily parking, resort fee and $100 resort credit as they explore and immerse them-selves in a variety of seasonal activities and adventure offer-ings, while connecting with na-ture at Los Angeles' hidden gem. October 1, 2021 – January 12, 2022 | Promo code: TRA-DITIONS Ongoing | Stay and Give - Terranea invites guests to partici-pate in a variety of giveback initiatives and experiences during their Southern California coastal escape. Guests are encour-aged to make a donation upon booking their stay at Terranea in support of Midnight Mission throughout November and Toys for Tots throughout December. November 26-29 | Black Friday/Cyber Monday Travel Deal - No need to worry about waiting in lines or refreshing their shop-ping cart. Guests may save on a future overnight stay at Terra-nea Resort, with the lowest rates available. Restrictions may apply. Promo code: CYBERMONDAY. HOLIDAY EXPERIENCES November 26 | Black Friday Shopping - Get your holiday shopping done early with Black Friday promotions at marea, pointe discovery, The Spa Boutique, The Links, and special stay packages. The perfect opportunity to check off everyone on your gift list – including yourself. November 25 | Turkey Day Hike - Embrace the changing of the seasons and the magical spirit of the holidays and take in the wonders of the natural landscape with a Turkey Day Hike. Work up an appetite by joining a Terranea naturalist for a pictur-esque guided hike around the 102-acre resort on Thanksgiving Day. 10:00am – 11:30am | $50 per person| Advanced reserva-tions required. December 1 - 24 | Gingerbread Decorating Kits - Decorate your own edible gingerbread house with frosting, candies, and delight this holiday season. Includes frosting, candies and all materials to decorate. A perfect family holiday activity for all ages to enjoy. December 1-24 | Postcards to the North Pole - Time to make a list, check it twice and send it off to Santa. Guests of all ages are invited to fill out personalized postcards shipped directly to Santa's Workshop in the North Pole. There's a good chance your letters will get a response of warm tidings from St. Nick him-self. December 21 | Winter Solstice Hike - Celebrate the season with an energy boosting guided na-ture hike along Terranea's native plants trails. This active holiday offering will include a visit to the Pointe Vicente Interpretive Center. Advanced reservations re-quired. 2:00pm – 4:00pm | $50 per person | Advanced reserva-tions required. December 24 | 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - Not a creature will be stirring as guests gather by the fire to listen to a special rendition of "'Twas the Night before Christmas" in Terra-nea's Lobby Living Room for all of those young at heart. Join the fun on Christmas Eve to set the scene for the perfect holiday experience. December | Elf on the Shelf - Each day in December, guests may partake in a festive search for Terra, the Elf on the Shelf. A new holiday jingle is shared each day at pointe discovery that hints to Terra's location. Perfect for the whole family to partici-pate in the fun. Ongoing | Virtual Experiences – Guests may enjoy fireside holiday stories read by a Terranea Elf and good tidings with a Peace and Tranquility resort channel showcasing the crashing waves and natural sounds of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Virtual experiences are complimentary and available both in-room and accessible online. Wellness: Ongoing | Spa Rejuvenation Package: Find time for wellness and an invigorating experience that will promote strength, relax-ation, and an overall sense of well-being. Enjoy overnight ac-commodations, two customized 60-minute massage treatments, and daily breakfast for two. Promo code: SPA Ongoing | Spa Treatments - Guests may choose to indulge with a 60-minute Skin Specifics Facial or a specialty 60-minute massage treatment. Massage options include CBD, Relaxing Classical, Therapeutics, Tranquility, Ocean's Renewal, Revital-izing Marine, Mommy-To-Be, and Crystal Reflections. www.terranea.comTRENDY TRAVELERGlancer Magazine • NOVEMBER 2021 • WESTERN SUBURBS • 29

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30 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer MagazineNOVEMBER 26-DECEMBER 5 Cirque du Soleil’s all-new, family theatrical production, ‘Twas the Night Before… is an exhilarating new spin on the beloved Christmas classic as only Cirque du So-leil can imagine. This vibrant acrobatic spectacle about the joy of sharing and friendship promises to spark lasting memories in the hearts of children and adults alike. The production will run at The Chicago Theatre this December. “We are thrilled to return to Chicago and New York with our very first production celebrating the Christmas holiday season, with a unique take on a Christmas classic. ‘Twas the Night Before… is a show created to entertain the whole family, as well as the perfect opportunity for parents to introduce the world of Cirque du Soleil to their children for the first time.” said Yasmine Khalil, Cirque du Soleil Chief Executive Producer. “At MSG, we’re committed to bringing our au-diences the very best and most captivating entertainment available anywhere in the world,” said Darren Pfeffer, executive vice president, MSG Live, The Madison Square Garden Company. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Cirque du Soleil – another name in world-class en-tertainment – on this one-of-a-kind pro-duction, which we know will not only provide a unique celebration of the sea-son, but also inspire another generation to appreciate the creativity, athleticism and art-istry of Cirque.” For more information about ‘Twas the Night Before… visit The Chicago Theatre at your favorite ticket website. Coming Soon ‘Twas the Night Before.... by Cirque du SoleilCHICAGO STYLE

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COOKING WITH LOVE The holidays are upon us which usually means plenty of eating. Like most, I get stuck in a rut with menu items that I prepare nightly for dinner, share at parties, or plan for every holiday; so, I was ready to freshen up my palette with some new ideas! I gathered some girlfriends and decided to make it a fun GNO, maintaining the holiday theme of eat, drink, and be merry. Our head chef and guide for the evening was Tom Moskos who owns The Art of Good Eating in Lisle. His primary business is cat-ering so keep in mind - you don’t even have to cook if you don’t want to - he will do all the work for you - whether cooking in your kitchen to serve your guests or bringing the meal already prepared for you to serve. We opted to learn the art of cooking and hand selected a tapas style menu that allowed for snacking along the way through our three-hour session. Tom additionally offered a variety of drinks to pur-chase on sight to add a little extra spirit to the evening. With music in the background, we staged ourselves around the beautiful commercial style kitchen that offered the comforts of home. Donning our aprons, we began to chop, spice, and mix. For the foundation of all our appetizers we made delicious garlic butter Crostinis. As they toasted in the oven, we prepared roasted vege-tables highlighted with Eggplant and created a spread. The flavors were like nothing we had ever tasted before - out of this world. Tom taught us how to heat our pans and be generous with our sea-sonings. We cooked with red wine (with a few sips in between) and additionally delighted in a sausage ap-petizer, as well as a savory shrimp dish. It was personal, it was fun, it was enter-taining, and most importantly - it was de-licious!!! Overview A personal Chicago chef service avail-able in the western suburbs, offering pri-vate dining parties at their dining venue or in the convenience of your home, local cooking classes, full service wed-ding catering, and catering of any special events. The Art of Good Eating provides a unique experience to enjoy delicious, gourmet and fully customized cuisine that serve as a catalyst for conversation, sharing and celebration. The Art of Good Eating 2004 Ogden Avenue, Lisle (630) 310-1283 Hours: By Appointment Price $: Prices vary based on experience 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 Kristen Kucharski MOM’S little black bookHOLIDAY STYLE34 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine

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NAPERVILLE GET YOUR WHIRLY ON! Make Your Reservation Today 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 “eater-tainment” complex features a variety of activities including Whir-lyBall, LaserTag, HyperBowling and bowling plus private event spaces for groups of any size. Round out your event with cus-tomized 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 • So Fun!HOLIDAY STYLE

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36 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer MagazinePARAMOUNT THEATRE NOVEMBER 10-JANUARY 9 AURORA–The highly anticipated perform-ance of Cinderella has arrived! Experi-ence one of the most beloved and cherished fairy tales live on Para-mount’s stage and with all the spectacle and splendor you’ve come to expect. This mesmerizing production gives us a familiar yet reimagined take on the story families have returned to over and over ac-ross generations. Experience jaw-dropping magic as you’ve never seen before. From pump-kins into carriages to tattered rags into a beautiful gown, this show will delight and enchant young and old alike. After all, you’re never too young for a little magic and never too old to believe. You may know the story, but you’ve never seen it like this. Fit for a royal ball, Paramount Grand Gal-lery’s will be decked out for the season with a giant two-story, fully-decorated Christmas tree and all the trimmings. Enjoy a day out with family and friends and enjoy this beautiful performance. A feel-good message for the entire family, Cinderella is the perfect fit for the holiday season that will leave you feeling like the im-possible is possible. Now Playing Rodgers + Hammerstein's CinderellaHOLIDAY STYLE

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HOLIDAY STYLEFAMILY FUN Oswego Holiday Express December 9-12 OSWEGO–The tradition returns this holiday season! All aboard to kiddos young and old, as the Oswego-land Park District presents the Oswego Holiday Ex-press. Trolleys depart Santa Station the weekend of December 9-12 for the North Pole. Put on your paja-mas, don your warmest apparel, and head to the top of the world on a magical journey. Mrs. Claus will greet you, you'll enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, and meet Santa! Register online today. Glancer Magazine • NOVEMBER 2021 • WESTERN SUBURBS • 37

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HOLIDAY STYLEGENEVA CHRISTMAS WALK, DECEMBER 3 GENEVA–Yuletide cheer fills the winter air in 2021 when Geneva prepares for its annual Christmas Walk sponsored by Little Barn Baby, December 3. A spe-cial tradition held the first Friday in December, pre-sented by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce with the support of the City of Geneva. Friday evening begins with Graham’s Chocolates First Candy Cane of the season being presented with great fanfare. In honor of Graham’s founder, Bob Un-tiedt, the parade is being named Bob’s Candy Cane Parade. Bob Untiedt’s greatest loves besides his family, were music and confections. So, what better way to marry these two loves than have a drum and bugle led parade of more than 100 loyal bell ringing customers to present the first candy cane of the season to the Mayor. In remembrance of Bob as Geneva’s own Choco-late Man, Grahams is proud to continue with this long-standing tradition. This will be followed by the arrival of Santa Lucia, the Swedish symbol of the season, who will offer Swedish cookies to merry-makers. A TREE-lighful Celebration happens when the Christ-mas Tree on the Courthouse lawn is lit, a light show explodes and then young and young at heart will wait with anticipation as Santa Claus arrives atop the Geneva History Museum. Santa will then welcome visits from excited children in his NEW Geneva home. Santa’s previous mobile home on James Street is being retired, as it needed great repair to become safe for 2021. Salvageable pieces were donated to organizations that build homes for those in need. We thank Junkluggers for their assistance with this. Geneva Visitor Center, 10 S. Third Street will be transformed by Hogan Design & Construction into a Winter Wonderland for visits from excited children. Visits with Santa are by reservation only, which can be reserved at beginning November 1. Amongst the twinkling lights and fresh greenery lined streets, chestnuts are roasting over open fires, carolers are filling the night air with seasonal favorites, a traditional candy cane pull is close by, a recreation of the Guinness Record breaking candy cane will be available for all to enjoy and a live nativity scene is taking place. Dazzling window displays brimming with gift ideas invite shoppers to stroll through shops as merchants serve tra-ditional holiday refreshments. A Geneva Christmas is one not to be missed. Call Geneva Chamber of Commerce at (630) 232-6060 or visit online for weekend holiday magic right up to the big day! www.genevachamber.comPhoto by Mike Catuara Geneva Christmas Walk 2018GenevaHOLIDAY STYLEGlancer Magazine • NOVEMBER 2021 • WESTERN SUBURBS • 39

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HOLIDAY STYLE ON STAGE Michael Bolton Greatest Hits Holiday Favorites DECEMBER 9 8 9 30pm NAPERVILLE Michael Bolton will be sharing his musical talent with the western suburbs this holiday season The multiple Grammy Award winning singer songwriter and humanitarian who has sold more than 65 million records globally and continues to tour the world will be on stage at Naperville s Pfeiffer Hall this December Celebrating 50 years of contributions to the entertainment industry Bolton s most recent release A SYMPHONY OF HITS a 1 album on the Billboard Classical Chart is a collection of his favorite Greatest Hits newly arranged and recorded with a full symphony orchestra To date Bolton has seen nine studio albums rank in the Top 10 with nine No 1 singles Bolton remains committed to humanitarian causes especially through the Michael Bolton Charities Recently announced Bolton is Executive Producer and host along with Zooey Deschanel of The Celebrity Dating Game premiering primetime on ABC June 14 2021 The reboot of the beloved gameshow is a wry wink at modern dating featuring three contestants hoping to win a date with a celebrity guest Bolton offers musical clues to help the contestants guess the mystery celebrity s identity Pfeiffer Hall 310 E Benton Ave Naperville IL 60540 Ticket Prices 95 85 75 Please note at this time masks are required to attend all in person events on campus regardless of vaccination status A 4 online processing fee is included for all tickets purchased online Tickets ordered less than 10 days in advance will be held in Will Call All purchases are final No refunds or exchanges www finearts northcentralcollege edu 40 WESTERN SUBURBS NOVEMBER 2021 Glancer Magazine

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LONDON SKYE Unique Downtown Naperville Boutique Invites You In DOWNTOWN NAPERVILLE–London Skye is an independent contemporary fashion & apparel boutique located downtown Naperville. Owned by Naper-ville Resident Joellen Elam, this destination shop is a mix of her children's namesakes and a nod to the time she spent living in London. Located in the Water Street District of Downtown Naperville, the shop offers a mix of clothing, accessories, and gifts for both men & women with brands sourced domestically and across the globe. When Joellen founded London Skye, she wanted to create a place that focused on high-quality unique items you couldn't find in other stores, and she has done just that. Visit today! You’ll love everything about it. London Skye, 120 Water Street , Suiter 104, Naperville, (331) 814-3174 BBOOUUTTIIQQUUIINNGGHOLIDAY TIME44 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine

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OOPPEENN HHOOUUSSEEVELVET GRACE Create Heartwarming Holidays with Velvet Grace Enjoy our spectacular display of Christmas décor with just the right amount of sparkle to warm your heart and soul! Velvet Grace warmly welcomes you to celebrate the holiday season. The boutique will be dancing with rich color schemes, natural textures, and the essence of a comfy home. In addition, the Velvet Grace Studio will feature brand-new winter Apparel, which will combine classic and trendy, ele-gant, cozy, with sizes ranging from small to 3X! Our jewelry is an en-semble of mixed metals and gemstones that create the perfect accessory for any outfit. Don’t miss our STORE WIDE SALE Black Friday & Shop Small Saturday! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more information @velvetgraceoswego • 4025 US Highway 34 Oswego IL 630.636.6570 • www.velvetgrace.netHOLIDAY TIME44 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine

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BATAVIA DRESS SHOP Destination Dress Boutique Since 2009 BATAVIA–Special Occasions has been charming area residents throughout Chicago-land since 2009 as a premiere destination location for beautiful gowns, dresses and evening wear. Guests travel from near and far to experience the selection of their dream dress in person, not just online. Upon entry into this beautiful downtown Batavia shop, you are welcomed by an array of unique dresses that you can touch and feel, offering you endless possibilities as you search for your dream dress, along with a knowledgeable stylist who is there to guide you. Here, you will find each season’s most sought after styles and must-have dresses. Founded by Mary Marconi-Popiel in 2009, the shop’s attention to detail makes the ordinary more extraordinary, giving you a shopping experience that you will not forget. Special Occasions does not simply sell dresses– this local dress boutique sell dreams! Visit today for your next Special Occasion. SPECIAL! Enjoy 30% Off Select Gowns 2 N Batavia Ave., Batavia, Illinois, (630) 406-1515 cceelleebbrraatteeHOLIDAY TIME46 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine

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HOLIDAY MUST-HAVES 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, we 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 STYLEExpires 11-30-21HOLIDAY TIME48 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine

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UNIQUE SHOP IN LISLE The Collective lhe + Makery Invites You In Visit this local downtown Lisle shop for unique gifts, apparel, acces-sories, home decor and so much more. Plan a creative experience in the Makery with friends and family. This shop is truly so very special. As the owner of The Collective lhe + Makery, Autumn Geist has worn many hats, and lived a life full of experiences. The shop is her first brick and mortar business, bringing her love of creating experiences, event planning and curating beautiful apparel, home decor and gifts into such a creative space. Her talents shine through in all aspects of this endeavor and she is especially honored to be in a town that she believes is a hidden gem, with lots of growth potential for indie businesses. The Collective lhe + Makery 4724 Main Street, Lisle • Shop LisleHOLIDAY TIME50 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine

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PINOT’S PALETTE Get Ready for The Best Night Out NAPERVILLE–Pinot’s Palette is the best night out in Naperville! It’s a fun-filled, party atmosphere where you and your friends can talk, laugh, paint and drink. You don't need any art experience – Pinot’s Palette’s talented local artists will guide you step-by-step through the painting. Follow the artist's instructions, or go rogue and end up with a one-of-a-kind masterpiece! The studio provides aprons and supplies and they have a bar where you can purchase beer, wine, cocktails, and snacks! Plan your best night out and make memories to last a lifetime. Pinot's Palette Naperville 75 W. Jackson Avenue GGiirrllss NNiigghhtt!!HOLIDAY TIME

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HOME DECOR 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, furni-ture & art and they have a variety of clothing & accessories, too. Each of the wonderfully talented mer-chants 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 paint-ing 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 trend + relic, 1501 Indiana Avenue, St. Charles, Illinois • (630) 803-5253 • Shop St. CharlesHOLIDAY TIME54 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine

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WOMAN OWNED A Curated Lifestyle Boutique OSWEGO–A curated lifestyle boutique specializing in timeless furni-ture, home decor, women’s clothing and accessories, gifts, unique vintage finds, and specialty goods from local artisans. Hudson Design House showcases seasonal themes and vignettes throughout the store blending new and vintage aesthetic for a unique and inviting shopping experience. We are located in the heart of downtown Oswego, IL If you are a local artist, maker, or unique dealer and would like to sell your wares, please contact LOCATED IN BEAUTIFUL OSWEGO ON MAIN STREET 76 Main Street Oswego • Follow on Facebook & Instagram BBEEAAUUTTIIFFUULLHOLIDAY TIME56 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine

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HOLIDAY TIMEON TREND ESSENTIALS 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 in-vited sit back and relax while browsing the shop’s simplified trend col-lections 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. VIST FOR ON TREND ESSENTIALS 1790 Town Centre Dr., North Aurora • Vendor #3 • At the EntranceGlancer Magazine • NOVEMBER 2021 • WESTERN SUBURBS • 57SSHHOOPPPPIINNGG

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MILLION DOLLAR lliissttiinnggIntroducing Green Trails Beauty In Lisle Luxury at its finest! This executive home in the highly sought after Tall Oaks section of the Green Trails subdivision in the top rated Naperville 203 school district, features updates galore. Lovely curb appeal includes professional landscaping and an inviting front porch with new garage doors. When you enter the home you will be wowed with all the charm this home has to offer. Gen-uine oak hardwood floors thru-out the entire home, newer updated lighting, and so much more.$999,000 4 bed, 2.5 bath 4,269 square feet 0.37acre lot 2108 Scarlet Oak Ln, Lisle(630) 230-0500 Presented by: Wendy Pace Pusczan Brokered by: Keller Williams Realty Infinity (630) 778-580060 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine

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The Perfect Home In Time for Winter Lots of natural sunlight pours into the home from the high ceilings, lots of win-dows and numerous skylights. If you love fireplaces, this is the home for you. This home has 5 of them to enjoy–just in time for the cold months. REAL ESTATEGlancer Magazine • NOVEMBER 2021 • WESTERN SUBURBS • 61

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NNEEWW KKIITTCCHHEENNHOMEWERKS 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 special-izes 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, pro-fessional installation and exceptional customer service HomeWerks Kitchen and Bath • HOME DESIGN62 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine

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NEW KITCHENREAL ESTATECREATIVE MARKETING STRATEGIES PENNY O’BRIEN – One word that consistently comes to clients’ minds when they think of Penny O’Brien is “hustle.” As a Seller Representative Specialist, she loves meeting with sellers to discuss pre-market home im-provements and guide them to make their home “showtime ready” when it hits the market. She strongly believes in professional staging and offers it as a complimentary service. With a reputation for “good-looking listings,” she helps clients realize a higher return and quicker sale. Penny says “Staging transforms a home from average to amazing”. Penny O'Brien Broker Relocation Specialist / Negotiation Expert (630) 207-7001 • Read Penny’s Local Industry Expert Column at PPeennnnyy OO’’BBrriieennGlancer Magazine • NOVEMBER 2021 • WESTERN SUBURBS • 63

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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 re-sults 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 cus-toms booklets with professional photography & drone shots, de-scriptions of updates, & develops unique ways to target the right buyers on the internet. Restyling her listings with professional stag-ing , 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 thriv-ing Spring market~ Call luxury listing agent Susan Colella anytime to discuss your real estate goals for 2021. Susan Colella, Baird & Warner, (630) 946-3813Susan ColellaREAL ESTATEGlancer Magazine • NOVEMBER 2021 • WESTERN SUBURBS • 65

Page 66 Locations In Wheaton & GenevaH4 TRAINING 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. + WELLNESS66 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine

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FITNESSHEALTH + WELLNESSDR. ALEESHA FISCHER What is Chiropractic? Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on the spine and other joints of the body, and their connection to the nervous system. The word chiropractic means “to be done by hand.” Chiropractors use adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system. Accidents, falls, and postural stress can cause subluxations, which are misaligned verte-brae within the spine from its normal position. Subluxations put pressure on the nerve roots and can decrease function of nerve signals between the body and the brain. Left unresolved, they can lead to chronic con-ditions. The weight of a dime on a spinal nerve can reduce transmission by as much as 60% (Chang Ha Suh, PhD. Spinal Biomechanics Expert). Chiropractic Care at Naperville Chiropractic and Massage also includes soft-tissue therapies, massage, lifestyle recommendations, fitness coach-ing and nutritional advice. Naperville Chiropractice & Massage is located at 47 E. Chicago Avenue, Suite 332-B in Downtown Naperville. November Special!Glancer Magazine • NOVEMBER 2021 • WESTERN SUBURBS • 67

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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 proce-dures, 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 precau-tions 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 • DDEENNTTAALLHEALTH + WELLNESS68 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine

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HEALTH WELLNESS Black Friday A B O U T K E R W E L L So Many Benefits to CBD NAPERVILLE DOWNERS GROVE Kerwell s CBD Skin Care Body Care and Makeup have been developed using a unique blend of soothing botanicals that synergistically identify with one s own skin restoring optimal balance maintaining hydration and activating anti aging prevention This remarkable line utilizes the most modern technology and protects from environmental free radicals using the preventative powers of prominent antioxidants Each ingredient functions with efficiency and effectiveness in this classic formula designed with all natural herbal elements and CBD compounds to maintain beautiful skin You ll be amazed at the Kerwell line s capability to calm any skin type controlling breakouts and skin irritations These products also monitor the skin s natural level of oil and water providing a noticeable reduction of common skin stressors for optimal skin wellness Visit us online 24 7 at www kerwellness com and let us help get you on the road to a new and healthier lifestyle

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EDUCATIONCCOOLLLLEEGGEE TTIIMMEECAREER VISION APTITUDE TESTING CAN HELP STUDENTS CHOOSE MAJORS AND CAREERS What are you doing after high school? You know further edu-cation is important. Do you need help finding the right career choice? The Career Vision Aptitude Advantage can help. 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 have asked “What should I study?”, “What will I do after college?” and want to learn how Career Vision can help, give 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. If you are going to college and want to know what to study, reach out to Career Vision today. If you have graduated col-lege and still haven’t found your best fit, the professional con-sultants at Career Vision can help you, too. For over 30 years they have been helping students and adults find their best ca-reer choices. Career Vision • • (630) 469-627070 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine

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UNIQUE IN SUBURBIASPORTSMAN’S PARK NAPERVILLE–Nine Olympic, modern-age sports de-buted at the Athens’ games in 1896. This past summer, 33 sports, 46 disciplines and 339 events were held at the Tokyo games. Times have changed … and sports have evolved. There are now three Olympic shooting categories - pistol, rifle and shot-gun. Trapshooting, a shotgun discipline, has surged in popularity. And Kayle Browning, of the United States, took home the Silver Medal in the women’s trapshooting final (you go, Girl!). Sportsman’s Park, a 27-acre property given to the City of Naperville in the Caroline Martin-Mitchell bequest, is a local gem for trapshooting (and nature!) enthusiasts. The Naperville Sportsman’s Club collaborates with the Naperville Park District to maintain and operate this year-round amenity. For trapshooting beginners, the NPD hosts several fun-damental classes each year. Participants have the opportunity to learn range etiquette, proper gun safety and handling techniques. And NSC hosts tournaments, leagues and events throughout the year. Fun fact - the facility uses steel shot and biodegradable discs, as two of its many sus-tainable efforts! Outside of friendly competition, trapshooting supports a myriad of health and social benefits. Physical bal-ance (posture & abs!), fine motor skills, discipline/re-sponsibility, mental processing (mathematics, concentration & problem solving) and stress relief ... just to name a few! Due to the sports’ inclusivity, trap-shooting is currently one of the fastest-growing high school sports in the country too. Just as Olympic sports evolve and interdependence is culti-vated, perspectives can emerge. During non-trapshooting hours, the park is open to the public. Enjoy archery, fishing and walking in this natural oasis. Give it a shot! UNIQUE IN SUBURBIAUNIQUEby Brianna Bartemeyer Photos Submittedin Suburbia27-ACRE PROPERTY In DuPage County72 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine

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Local World War II History Now on Display at Naper Settlement NAPERVILLE–Explore Naperville’s World War II history at Naper Settlement this spring. Answering the Call: Naperville at War 1941-1945 will engage visitors with a story that is almost entirely local and personal. Hear the stories of the Napervillians who served in all branches of the military, Japanese internment workers who came to work here, local "Rosie the Riveters" at Kroehler Manufacturing and more! For more information, please visit NAPERVILLE HISTORYGlancer Magazine • NOVEMBER 2021 • WESTERN SUBURBS • 73

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Kid StuffA Charlie Brown Experience AURORA–Fox Valley Mall's “Peanuts Christmas Experience with Santa” set modernizes the traditional Santa visit, offering guests a branded family entertainment experience that will appeal to visitors of all ages – not just families with children. The walk-through set, the first of its kind worldwide, combines the best elements of today’s highly popular “selfie museums” with engaging digital and interactive experiences, making the wait to see Santa as much fun as the visit it-self. www.shopfoxvalleymall.comHot Cocoa with Anna & Elsa AURORA–Join your favorite Frozen sisters, Anna and Elsa, for a hot cocoa party complete with sing-a-long and photo opportunities. Each registered at-tendant is also invited to stay after to enjoy all Holiday Express has to offer! You won’t want to miss the train, visit Santa, and all of the festive dec-orations! All attendees age 1 and up (including adults) must purchase a ticket. www.blackberryfarm.info5K Fun Run & Walk Saturday, November 13 ST. CHARLES–Gobble! Wobble! Before you stuff your face on Turkey Day, it’s time to run this race! Oh, what fun it is to run with everyone! A family & petfriendly event. Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Kids. All Ages Welcome! Race Packets Emailed November 6 for More Kid Stuff!74 • WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine

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KID STUFFQUESTIONEERS Read. Questions. Think. PLAY!  at DuPage Children’s Museum NAPERVILLE–Step into the imaginative world of Questioneers characters Ada Twist, Scientist; Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect; and Sofia Valdez, Future Prez. Be an engineer, an architect, a scientist, a leader, and more in DCM’s newest exhibit – The Questioneers: Read. Question. Think. PLAY! This holiday season, let family and friends unwrap the wonders of curiosity, exploration, and discovery with the gift of DuPage Children’s Museum Membership – a gift that lasts the entire year and adds up to unlimited opportunities for kids and adults to laugh, learn, and love spending time together. Plan your visit today! Glancer Magazine • NOVEMBER 2021 • WESTERN SUBURBS • 75ADVENTURE

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76• WESTERN SUBURBS • NOVEMBER 2021 • Glancer Magazine5. TriCity Family Services Since 1967, TriCity Family Services has been Kane County’s leading provider of counseling and other mental health services to clients of all ages and all income levels. Their experienced team of professional therapists provides Central Kane County residents and other neigh-boring Chicagoland communities much needed programs.5.1. Families Helping Families This local non-profit organization pro-vides apartments and volunteer men-tors to homeless families in DuPage County while they are working to re-claim their lives through education. A donation of only $30 will pay one day's rent and utilities for a family. Families Helping Families has no administrative expenses, so every dollar they raise is a dollar that helps the homeless. 4. Mutual Ground Mutual Ground is a non-profit organiza-tion providing programs that focus on Safety, Healing and Prevention for do-mestic violence and sexual assault vic-tims. Mutual Ground has a 28-bed shelter for victims that need emergency shelter and many other services for vic-tims that need help, but are safe to live at home. Your donation will make a dif-ference in so many lives this holiday sea-son. 3. Cal’s Angels In June of 2005, Cal Sutter, a 12-year old South Elgin Little League All-Star, was diagnosed with Acute Myelo-genous Leukemia and eventually lost his battle. The courage he displayed through-out his treatment inspired the start of Cal’s All-Star Angel Foundation, Inc.(Cal’s An-gels) – a 501(c)(3) pediatric cancer founda-tion with a mission of granting wishes, raising awareness and funding research to help kids fighting cancer.2. Naper Settlement Make your gift to the Naperville Heritage Society's Annual Fund today. Your tax-deductible contribution will help Naper Settlement continue to care for and preserve their collections, provide thoughtful educa-tional experiences to our youngest museum visitors and bring delight and inspiration to the Naperville community. 7. DuPage Childrens Museum Help support the next generation of learners. In order to prepare children for the future, critical thinking, prob-lem solving, communication, collaboration, and cre-ativity must be nurtured from the very beginning of a child’s life. These foundational skills can be taught to prepare a child for school experiences. 6. Healing Gardens Debbie & Buzz Marqui turned their 2 plus acres of land into multiple gardens that are open to the public. Sacred Feminie, Corinne’s Corner, The Rose Garden, Old Silo Moon Garden are a few of the gardens surrounded by woods. Residents come here to heal.THIS SEASON, WE INVITE YOU TO GIVE BACK LOCALLY • GIVING TUESDAY IS NOVEMBER 30, 2021 Giving Tuesday is coming and there’s no better time to donate than the holiday season. The opportunity to give back is abundant. Here are a few favorite local charitable organizations that are in need of your support this season. Check each site for festive programs & events. Here are 7 Spectacular Festive Ways to Give-Back this Holiday Season1.FESTIVE WAYS TO GIVE BACK LOCALLY6.

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