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Every year I look forward to seeing how the Weyermullers have decorated their yard for Halloween. For over ten years they’ve been lampooning local and national politicians with life-size statues and vignettes about some of the more controversial policy issues. They will happily skewer either or ...
This fall all Wilmette’s a stage as the Bard of Avon comes to town for a community-wide Shakespeare festival, courtesy of the District 39 Educational Foundation. In the past the Foundation’s Fine Arts Fund has brought us performances by Second City, Broadway Ballyhoo and  The Jubilate Children’s...
You can always come to this site to get home sales data for your own North Shore community. But even in a village like Winnetka, market activity and prices can vary significantly by neighborhood. So, once or twice a year, I try to get even more granular and show the data for three individual elem...
There are Halloween fairs and festivals going on all over the North Shore right now, but probably the most eagerly anticipated is the Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival, a four day event taking place from October 19-22. There will be all the usual activities like hayrides, pony rides, live music, c...
Price and presentation are the two reasons we usually think of when a home doesn’t sell. But there’s another reason, one that sellers don’t always realize can an obstacle to getting an offer: buyers cannot get in to see the house. Maybe the owner places restrictions on showing: 24 hour notice req...
Sales of single family homes on the North Shore were flat for the first nine months vs. year ago. Actually three fewer houses sold this year which rounds to flat. That doesn’t sound very promising but, considering that sales were down 11% through the end of June, this is more positive than it app...
I know a lot of people don’t really like Halloween and some even disapprove of it. But here on the North Shore, we take Halloween pretty seriously judging  by the sheer number of events and activities taking place throughout the month of October. Consider this your definitive guide to Halloween f...

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