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Latest Updates: Nick Corwin Park Reopens, Antiques and Modernism Make a Comeback, Glencoe 35 Hosts Belonging Night

Winnetka park officials and guests cut the ribbon on a rejuvenated Nick Corwin Park on Oct. 12 following months of improvement efforts from an area Eagle Scout.

Winnetka teenager Jake Claybrook led the project wherein the playground’s previous equipment was dismantled, shipped and reconstructed for varsity children in Ghana.

Linda Corwin, mother of the young Nick Corwin, expressed her heartfelt appreciation in a press release from the Winnetka Park District: “I hope that the families in Ghana and in Winnetka experience the enjoyment that Nick delivered to us. Nick loved people, and I really like all of you, the very special Village of Winnetka. Your support is meaningful.”

The park is called for Nick Corwin, who was shot and killed in a faculty shooting in 1988, and “has long been an emblem of resilience inside the Winnetka community,” the park district said in the discharge. “The recent transformation of its playground and the equipment’s journey to West Africa stand as a testament to the facility of community-driven initiatives.”

The park now features latest playground equipment that meets current safety and accessibility standards. It has a nature theme with shaded canopies, an adaptive swing, a brand new sand cove and more.

“The brand new playground, designed by Rick Schram, of the Winnetka Park District, delivers enhancements that elevate the play experience and visual appeal of Nick Corwin Park for the neighborhood and the broader community,” based on the park district.

A photograph from a previous A+M Show on the Winnetka Community House.

Antiques and Modernism Show returns this week

Celebrating 51 years, the favored Antiques + Modernism Winnetka Show is back on the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., this weekend. A preview party kicks things off on Thursday, Nov. 2, followed by the weekend show Friday-Sunday, Nov. 3-5.

Geared toward designers, collectors and anyone hunting unique treasures, the event features home furnishings and accessories, artwork, clothing, jewelry and more all available for purchase from greater than 40 dealers throughout the country.

This yr’s show also includes a chance to Shop the Show with nationally known dealer and appraiser J. Michael Flanigan, on Nov. 3.

All proceeds from A+M profit Winnetka’s Community House, an area nonprofit that gives educational, cultural, social, and recreational opportunities for people of all ages.

Tickets to the preview party, 6:30-9:30 p.m., are $150 prematurely or $175 on the door.

Weekend tickets for all three weekend days are $15 prematurely or $20 on the door. Doors are open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 4, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 5.

For more information and tickets, call (847) 446-0537 or visit

An art display on the special night at West School.

District 35 celebrates inclusivity during special event

Glencoe families united at Family Belonging Night on Oct. 19 at West School.

The event celebrated the unique cultures and backgrounds inside the Glencoe District 35 community, and the district said the event aligned with its “commitment to cultivating a culture of belonging and deepening inclusion.”

The evening featured cultural dances, art projects, foods, literature and more.

A Glencoe parent who attend the event told the district, “I used to be amazed to see the range in our community. I felt so grateful to live in Glencoe and to be a part of this celebration. The sensation of belonging and of being accepted was profound. … My kids really enjoyed themselves and loved experiencing pride in what makes them ‘special’, and what it’s to be in community with others. It was an incredible evening and truly did create a deeper sense of belonging for our family. Thanks!”

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