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  • Wilmette Bathing Beach Will Be Among Finest Along North Shore
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Mar 1918, p. 2     Changes to include basket checking space, men's and women's dressing rooms, women's rest rooms, women's showers, refectory. Office will be in charge of Mrs. Bell Hilton. Beach will be in charge of Mr. James Wrenshaw who is also chief life guard. Photograph Benjamin F. Gage...
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Mar 1918, p. 2   Changes to include basket checking space, men's and women's dressing rooms, women's ...
  • Scenes from Wilmette's Playgrounds
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Jun 1918, p. 1     Families who decide not to travel for vacations have many options for recreation in the village beach, parks and playgrounds. The West Side Park has assorted playground apparatus. The playgrounds are enclosed by a fence to prevent children wandering into the streets. A police officer is stationed at the park ...
    Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Jun 1918, p. 1   Families who decide not to travel for vacations have many options for ...
  • Lake Michigan rises, beach narrows at Gillson
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Jul 1997, p. 5     Photo eroded area near dog beach...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Jul 1997, p. 5   Photo eroded area near dog beach...
  • 1997 Top Ten Stories
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Jan 1998, p. 9     Photograph of the dog beach...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Jan 1998, p. 9   Photograph of the dog beach...
  • Once free beach now charges price
    Irv Leavitt, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Jul 2007, p. 5     Langdon Beach park at the end of Chestnut Street is no longer free access to all charging a $7 daily fee to non residents. The change has cut down on the number of people visiting the beach. Photograph Bill Duff and his family...
    Irv Leavitt, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Jul 2007, p. 5   Langdon Beach park at the end of Chestnut Street is no longer ...
  • Clean sweep: Local volunteers collect beach trash--and fewer cigarette butts
    Irv Leavitt, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Sep 2007, p. 9     The annual audited cleanup of beaches nationwide, including Gillson, turned up many fewer cigarette buts than in past years, according to Ted Welsh who ran the Wilmette Rotary Club-sponsored Wilmette for 16 years through 2006. This year about 150 people including 80 children from Glenview's Springman Middle School, dug up ...
    Irv Leavitt, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Sep 2007, p. 9   The annual audited cleanup of beaches nationwide, including Gillson, turned up many ...
  • Aiden Crawford, 3, and his dad, Patrick, catalogue some trash Saturday during local Scouts' annual beach sweep along Lake Michigan
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Sep 2007, Section Cover, p. 1     Story p.9...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Sep 2007, Section Cover, p. 1   Story p.9...
  • Weather mixed for beach opening
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 May 2008, p. 5     Photograph Paul Gazzolo of Wilmette...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 May 2008, p. 5   Photograph Paul Gazzolo of Wilmette...
  • Fun in the sun
    Ken Goze, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 21 Aug 2008, p. 95     Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
    Ken Goze, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 21 Aug 2008, p. 95   Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
  • Gillson Park beach draws large crowds Labor Day weekend
    Ken Goze, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 11 Sep 2008, p. 112     People flocked to the beach at Gillson Park over Labor Day Photograph Jenny Broccolo of Wilmette; Natalie Jendi, 4, of Naperville; Harold Purcell of Wilmette; Matt Dittrich, 3...
    Ken Goze, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 11 Sep 2008, p. 112   People flocked to the beach at Gillson Park over Labor Day Photograph ...
  • A memorable day at the beach [guest essay by Richard Sobel]
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 27 May 2010, 14, 18     Author does not like the new Wilmette Park District system of using photo ID cards in place of individual beach tags. ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 27 May 2010, 14, 18   Author does not like the new Wilmette Park District system of using ...
  • Wilson sets sights on lakefront plan
    Alan Schmidt, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Jun 2010, p. 7     Steve Wilson has been named Executive Director of the Wilmette Park District, effective January 2, 2011. Current director Thomas L. Grisamore will be retiring from the position. Photograph Steve Wilson with Thomas L. Grisamore at Gillson Park on Friday in Wilmette...
    Alan Schmidt, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Jun 2010, p. 7   Steve Wilson has been named Executive Director of the Wilmette Park District, ...
  • Beach Camp Night
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Aug 2010, p. 6     Families watch a movie during Saturday night's family camp out at Tower Road Beach Photograph Chris Saponari and his daughter, Ava, 7...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Aug 2010, p. 6   Families watch a movie during Saturday night's family camp out at Tower ...
  • Beach pool
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Aug 2010, p. 7     Photograph Abigail Busch, 6, of Palatine at the beach...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Aug 2010, p. 7   Photograph Abigail Busch, 6, of Palatine at the beach...
  • Water dogs
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 9 Sep 2010, p. 57     Photographs of dogs playing in the water at Wilmette's dog beach; Photograph Natash Vazquez of Wilmette; Joe Higgins of Wilmette; Dan Longfellow of Wilmette...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 9 Sep 2010, p. 57   Photographs of dogs playing in the water at Wilmette's dog beach; Photograph ...
  • Beach supporters hope it stays public
    Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 30 Jun 2011, p. 5     A group of Wilmette residents wants the village to keep a small piece of land it owns that fronts on Lake Michigan instead of selling it to a neighboring private property owner. Photograph Mike Boyer and Patrick Duffy...
    Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 30 Jun 2011, p. 5   A group of Wilmette residents wants the village to keep a small ...
  • Teen Beach Expo
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Jul 2011, p. 6     Teen Beach Expo was held Sunday at Tower Road Beach in Winnetka. The event featuring live music was hosted by Winnetka Youth Organization, Winnetka Park District, Glencoe Youth Services, Haven Youth and Family Services and Erika's Lighthouse...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Jul 2011, p. 6   Teen Beach Expo was held Sunday at Tower Road Beach in Winnetka. ...
  • Dog days of summer
    Lehmkuhl, Curtis, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Jul 2011, 12, 13     Photographs of dogs at the Wilmette dog beach. Also photograph of Tim Posedel of Niles, Matthew Najder of Winnetka and Dorian Merrick of Wilmette, and their dogs...
    Lehmkuhl, Curtis, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Jul 2011, 12, 13   Photographs of dogs at the Wilmette dog beach. Also photograph of Tim ...
  • Parks roll with heat, some cancellations
    Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Jul 2011, p. 5     The heat and heat index persuaded district officials to cancel or modify a number of programs such as outdoor summer camps and field trips to outdoor locations. Comments by Steve Wilson, Wilmette Park District Director. Photograph Julie and Bill Buckun of Wilmette on the beach at Gillson Park...
    Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Jul 2011, p. 5   The heat and heat index persuaded district officials to cancel or modify ...
  • Summer in the park
    Pagelow, Ryan, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Aug 2011, 12, 13     Photographs taken of children and adults playing on the beach at Gillson Park. Photographs of Nick Endre, 13, of Wilmette; Callie Matthei-Schmidt, age 3, of Wilmette with baby-sitter Liz Bancroft of Chicago; Kate Holly, age 12, with Emma Lipinski, 12, of Wilmette; Brian Flanagan, 18, of Wilmette and his sister ...
    Pagelow, Ryan, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Aug 2011, 12, 13   Photographs taken of children and adults playing on the beach at Gillson ...
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