Friday, May 3, 2013
Congratulations to Deerfield High School students Jeremy Goodsnyder and Jonathan Kogen for their recent chess accomplishments!
Jeremy Goodsnyder, a freshman at Deerfield High School, won the second place trophy in his section at the third annual NSCC Scholastic Chess Tournament in Skokie on March 17. "Jeremy was playing with much higher-rated opponents than he, with a result of four points out of six games. Our congratulations to Jeremy on his achievement!" said Polina Katsen, Deerfield Park District chess instructor. Big congratulations also go out to Katsen's former student, DHS junior Jonathan Kogen, on being a National Master. On Feb. 24, Kogen won the Illinois Denker Qualifier tournament with a 5-0 score. "I remember him as a kindergarten student who studied chess at Deerfield Park District over three years and as a very diligent kid who loves to play the …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Art enthusiasts are invited to view the works of Artist InYoung Ju, “Art of LOHAS,” throughout April at the Patty Turner Center in Deerfield.
A reception for artist InYoung Ju will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Patty Turner Center. The public is welcome to attend. This is the ninth solo exhibition for InYoung Ju, who has also participated in more than 140 group and individual exhibitions in China, France, Japan, Korea and the United States. InYoung Ju was born in South Korea and received both a Masters in Fine Art and a Ph.D in Design Management from universities in South Korea. InYoung Ju works in the medium of painting, multi-media and installation art. She has written several papers on color symbolism, women in art, and museum policy and management. She currently resides and pursues her studio practice in Chicago. "InYoung Ju has made a profound contribution to the art …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Photographs of Deerfield's John Greene adorn Art Wall this month.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Retired McDonald’s CEO Fred Turner of Deerfield, who died Monday at 80, was one of Ray Kroc's first employees. He helped build Village’s Patty Turner Center in memory of his wife.
(Update at 4:45 a.m.) Fred Turner, a longtime Deerfield resident and retired CEO of McDonald’s who died Monday at 80 was the driving force behind the establishment of the Village’s Patty Turner Center. Turner’s late wife, Patty Turner, was an active in senior programming with the Deerfield Park District, according to Park District Communications Director Darla Kuhs. Patty Turner died Oct. 10, 2000, at 67, according to the Chicago Tribune. After his wife’s death, Turner, his family and friends made a large donation toward the establishment of a senior center in Deerfield in partnership with the Park District and the Village, according to Kuhs. “Fred Turner, a long time Deerfield resident, whose wife Patty was very active in Deerfield Park …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Deerfield Community Band to honor “March King” Saturday.
Fans of the music of John Philip Sousa will be treated to a concert of his work by the Deerfield Community Band under the direction of Art Hildebrand at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Patty Turner Center celebrating the composer’s 158th birthday. “Join us as the Deerfield Community Band pays tribute to the March King in this glorious and patriotic celebration of timeless marches,” Patty Turner Center Executive Director David Shamrock said in a news release. Sousa, who was born Nov. 6, 1854, wrote marches including “The Washington Post March,” Semper Fidelis” and “The Stars and Stripe Forever.” Tickets are $5 for members of the Patty Turner Center and $8 for others. Tickets are available at the Patty Turner Center, the Deerfield Park District …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Local artist and Deerfield High School graduate’s work displayed through October.
Deerfield artist and Deerfield High School graduate Candy Glicken’s work continues to adorn the Art Wall at the Patty Turner Center through October, according to a news release from the Deerfield Park District. A photographer, nature is a recurrent subject of Glicken’s pictures. “Her eye drawn to the lines, patterns and textures of nature’s and man’s vision of structure,” the release said. Earlier: Deerfield Couple Share Patty Turner Art Wall Glicken has had shows at the Art Center in Highland Park and the Wilmette Arts Guild displayed at the Wilmette Public Library. The pictures were taken in many spots of the world including Spain, France, Wisconsin and Lake Tahoe. She does her best to capture scenes of nature through a lens. “Some of …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Eighth annual event offers health screenings, fitness demonstrations and cooking lessons.
Tips for living a healthy lifestyle will be available during the eighth annual Healthy Lifestyle Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sachs Recreation Center, according to a news release from the Deerfield Bannockburn Riverwoods Chamber of Commerce. There will be fitness exhibitions every 30 minutes as well as healthy cooking demonstrations at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Flu shots will be available for $30 and pneumonia vaccinations will be offered for $45. There is no charge for those with Medicare Part B, according to the release. Hearing, glaucoma, blood sugar screenings and bone density testing will be offered. A shredding truck will be at the Sachs Recreation Center. Each person can dispose of three grocery bags for free. The event is…
Monday, September 10, 2012
Denis and Barbara Rogers thrive in different media but share passion.
Visitors to the Art Wall at Deerfield’s Patty Turner Center will be treated to the work of a pair of artists this month. Denis and Barbara Rogers have been married for 46 years; art has been an important part of their lives since they were dating but their journey into the world of displaying their work publically is something relatively new. And, it is not the same. “Barbara is big in oils,” Denis said. “I’m more into acrylics and sketching.” About 10 years ago, the Rogers’ children were grown and one of them motivated his mother to chart a new path. “My younger son gave me a gift of some art material,” Barbara said. “I decided to take classes and was having so much fun.” About the same time Denis picked up his own art supplies after a …
Monday, September 3, 2012
Deerfield artist was honored by having her art displayed at the Patty Turner Center throughout August.
Deerfield artist Marylou Houck had her art displayed through the month of August at the Patty Turner Center. "Marylou says she enjoyed art class in high school and later as well at various other classes at Elgin Community College, Northern Illinois University and the Art Institute of Chicago," said David Shamrock, Patty Turner Center manager. Pet portraits are her specialty. "It was her love of all things ‘animal’ that prompted her to do Pet Portraits, first from the collection of photos taken of her own pets, then from clients’ photos of their pets for commissioned portrait work. To date, these pet portraits have gone all over the United States,” Shamrock said. Houck paints landscapes as well, and her works include pencil, charcoal, …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Dick Faro, a 33-year science teacher at Evanston Township High School, will be recognized for mentoring and community contributions throughout his career.
Dick Faro, Deerfield resident and member of the Patty Turner Men's Group in Deerfield, will be honored Tuesday, Sept. 4 for his community contributions throughout his 33-year career as a science teacher at Evanston Township High School (ETHS). Faro, who is now retired, taught numerous science classes at ETHS since joining the faculty in 1967. He mentored thousands of children, and also served as the director of the Planetarium at the high school for 22 years. The Patty Turner Center Men's Group meets each Tuesday morning from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. The presentation honoring Faro will begin shortly after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, and all are welcome. For more information, visit the Patty Turner Center website or call (847) 940-4010.