Author: FrankGKarkazis

Impressive ASU Sun Devils Prepare to Face Illini Wrestlers on January 29th

Sports are my passion: Football, hockey, racing, and baseball are all exciting and heart-pumping. However, wrestling is number one in my heart. The sport captivated me when I was merely 7 years old and inspired me until I attended Arizona State University. A wrestler requires extreme dedication, emotional strength, and the grit for physical challenges. 2016 wouldn’t have been complete without heading over to Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) to watch my alma mater ASU Sun Devils compete at the 54th Annual Ken Kraft Midland Championships during final days of December (28-29). The Midlands showcases 400 wrestlers from over 39 teams!...

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Top 10 Fitness Trends for 2017

Happy 2017! Most of us begin each new year reflecting on the choices we’ve made and setting goals for improving our lives in the year to come. Popular New Year’s resolutions usually revolve around losing weight, joining a gym and eating healthier foods. The quest to be the healthiest version of ourselves continues! When the American College of Sports Medicine predicted the top 10 fitness trends for 2017, I was excited to see that body weight training ranked #2…I love simple exercises that can be done anywhere. Body weight training helps increase lean muscle mass, especially when combined with aerobic activity. The gift of...

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Northbrook History in the Making

We are kicking off the New Year with Northbrook’s Annual State of the Village Address on January 23, 2017. A big topic for discussion is the potential redevelopment of Green Acres Country Club. As an avid golf lover (and player), I was sad when I heard that this property was listed up for sale. The Green Acres Country Club is one of the largest Northbrook properties up for sale in recent history. Many developers have pitched their ideas but it remains to be seen on what will actually happen. Village President Sandy Frum addresses this huge development as well as other projects...

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Support Rotary Club of Northbrook Charity Event

This Saturday, Frank G. Karkazis supports friend, and new Rotarian, Nate Ruben (of Ruben Digital Media) at the Rotary Club of Northbrook Charity Raffle Event. Rotary International, one of the world’s first service organizations, was started by Chicago attorney Paul P. Harris on 23 February 1905. The goal was to create a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Today, Rotary boasts over 1.2 million members world-wide! More About The Event To learn more about the charity event, click the button below for a PDF presentation describing about Rotary International, the Northbrook Club, and...

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Making Positive Change for Chicago’s Youth

Today is National Stop the Violence Day. It is no coincidence that National Stop the Violence Day falls on the week of Thanksgiving. These two special days remind us to spread love and put aside our differences. Unfortunately, Chicago’s youth is at high risk with record breaking shootings every week.  What is National Stop the Violence Day? Traditionally radio and TV stations have implored gangs to cease all gun fire for one day. While poignant for the moment, youth violence is tragically an everyday occurrence. At least one student is innocently killed each week in the Chicago streets. Police have...

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