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Wilmette Hadassah "Focus on Famous Jewish Women"

The Wilmette Group of Hadassah North Shore Chapter invites you to their Wednesday, January 18 meeting and luncheon at Congregation Beth Hillel / B’nai Emunah, … Read more ›

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Words, War, Worry-A Veterans' Day Remembrance

Sixty-eight years ago, on November 11, 1943, my grandmother penned a letter to her youngest son, training to be a navigator in World War II. … Read more ›

Mike and Leo Hadley and William Schmick with their dog Maggie at Elmwood Avenue Beach circa 1932. Photo courtesy of Mary Schmick.
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Lakeshore Exhibit Opens at Historical Museum

“NEW LAKEFRONT EXHIBIT OPENS AT HISTORICAL MUSEUM”“Cooler by the Lake” shares stories and artifacts on the history of Wilmette’s lakefront Sunday, November 6, 20112:00 – … Read more ›


In their own words: TribLocal contributors reflect on 9/11

Sept. 11, 2001, dawned bright and clear, but before the day was out indelible memories had been etched into our collective consciousness. For the 10-year … Read more ›

A Journey In Time
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Township Publishes “A Journey in Time” A Historical Account of New Trier Township

In celebration of New Trier Township’s 160th Anniversary, the Township has published a history booklet that spans from its origins in 1850 to the present … Read more ›

Campfire Girls in Wilmette in 1914
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iTunes has podcasts of Wilmette oral histories

Wilmette Public Library now has online podcasts of Wilmette oral histories available, free, through the iTunes store. Anyone with iTunes software on a computer can … Read more ›

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St. Joseph Cemetery Walking Tours

St. Joseph Cemetery Walking Tours The same tour is offered on two different days…Saturday, June 11Saturday, July 1610:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Free to Museum members; … Read more ›

Josh Carl has big plans to make the Joy of the Game huge for local residents while keeping high profile events at the facility. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Sky is the limit for Josh Carl, Joy of the Game

When Josh Carl was a junior basketball star, he brought a lot of joy to Glenbrook North fans when he helped get the Spartans down … Read more ›

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Geoffrey Baer, multiple Emmy Award-winning producer and program host for WTTW Channel 11, to keynote New Trier Township Annual Meeting

The history of the North Shore takes center stage at the New Trier Township Annual Town meeting on April 12th when North Shore native Geoffrey … Read more ›

Preservation Award Winner 1000 Chestnut
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Wilmette Honors Preservation Excellence

The Wilmette Historic Preservation Commission honored recipients of its 18th Annual Historic Preservation Awards at a ceremony co-sponsored by the Wilmette Historical Museum on October … Read more ›