• Ari Dayan (center) leads the group in a theater exercise prior to the Playback Theater program Nov. 13 at the high school. Claire Esker/22nd Century Media

    Playback Theater provides learning, healing experiences

    November 24, 2015 By Hilary Anderson, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    Highland Park High School has many reasons to be proud of its Playback Theater program.

  • Highland Park High School senior Avery Spitz executes a dive at the IHSA state championship girls swimming and diving meet Friday, Nov. 20 at New Trier High School. Photos by Miroslaw Pomian/22nd Century Media

    Spitz’s diving season concludes with ‘last hurrah’

    November 23, 2015 By Hunter Tickel, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    With back-to-back state diving appearances, Avery Spitz leaves behind a lasting legacy at Highland Park.

  • The chicken enchiladas ($16.95) can be served with either tomatillo, mole, guajillo or ancho barbecue sauce at Tamales ... A Mexican Joint, 493 Central Ave., Highland Park. Photos by Christa Rooks/22nd Century Media

    Tamales serves Mexican food with a Highland Park spin

    November 20, 2015 By Nicki Koetting, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Highland Park’s Tamales ... A Mexican Joint was always there for Jeff Gorbena when he really needed it. 

  • The Ravinia BBQ and Grill “family” (left to right) Felipe Santos, of Highwood, Bryn Ewing, of Deerfield, Lupe Ortega, of Highland Park, Bunnie Mesirow, of Highland Park, Alex Mesirow, of Highland Park, and Jamie Nierenberg, of Highland Park, pose for a photo shortly before the closing of the restaurant. Photo Submitted

    After 30 years, Ravinia BBQ and Grill to close its doors

    November 19, 2015 By Christa Rooks, Editor News

    When Ravinia BBQ and Grill opened in 1985, it was one of only a few restaurants in Highland Park.

  • Marcey Pomerantz looks at some jewelry at Bling: The Jewelry & Gift Show Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Highland Park Country Club. Photos by Miroslaw Pomian/22nd Century Media

    Bling showcases pieces with a story behind them

    November 18, 2015 By Ariana Pup, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    Amdur Productions, a ​Highland Park-based art festival production company, launched the first annual Bling: The Jewelry & Gift Show​.​ The indoor show came just in time for the busy