Freedom Home Care has been a key resource for North Shore families for years.  Allowing parents and grandparents to age gracefully in their homes, Freedom Home caregivers provide attentive support according to your family’s needs.

Experts in elder care, Freedom Home Care can help families navigate parents who may be resistant to assistance in their home.  Interested in learning more?  Join Freedom Home Care at the “Backyard Bash”!

The Senior Center back yard provides some of the best views in Highland Park. Overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan, it is the perfect spot to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon. Sit back and listen to live entertainment, enjoy a meal catered by a popular local restaurant, and play some games including bocce, baggo, & horseshoes. Relax at the new picnic tables, featuring seats with backs and umbrellas to provide shade. Early registration deadline: 1 (one) week in advance.

On July 28th, join us for lunch (Sunset’s Summer Salads) & enjoy a musical performance by Steve Carson – vocalist and keyboard player who plays popular music from the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s!

The Backyard Bash will be Friday, July 28th at Noon – 1:30 PM at the Highland Park Senior Center.  Enjoy Sunset’s Summer Salads.  To learn more, click HERE

You may also call the Highland Park Senior Center at (847) 432-4110.


HP Tops has been the place to go in Highland Park for camp t-shirts, high school club apparel and more now for 40 years.  A true family-owned and operated business, the family spends their days creating unique items for families throughout the North Shore.

Located at 667 Central Avenue, HP Tops is housed in what was once Highland Park’s City Hall.  Generations of families have passed through these doors – first for city business and now for exclusive designs from HP Tops.  Though they offer an incredible range of complete design options, HP Tops will literally take anything and turn it into an image to emblazon your apparel – whether it’s t-shirts, tank tops, shorts, sweatpants, or sweatshirts.  Let your imagination run wild to conceive one-of-a-kind items (even if you need 25 of them for your lacrosse team!).

“From one family owned business to another, Ballet Makkai congratulates HP Tops on an amazing 40 years in business.  I loved HP Tops as a kid and I continue to love them for my business.  Their attention to detail and genuine care for the community they serve are a testament to Highland Park.  We are so lucky to have them – Happy 40th HP Tops!”, says Lilla Makkai Daniels of Ballet Makkai.

Personally, we at Downtown HP created t-shirts and magnets with them, while friends have designed sweatpants, sweatshirts and carry-all bags.  Stop in, say hello to one of our “Unique to HP” businesses; let your creativity flow and sit back while HP Tops images what you imagined!


Planning on attending Highland Park’s Independence Day Parade or the Grand Finale Bitter Jester Music Festival at Wolters Field? Add downtown Highland Park to your Fourth of July festivities! There’s plenty of parking, restaurants and retail stores open today. PLEASE NOTE: The parade starts at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Laurel and St. Johns Avenues and heads north on St. Johns Avenue, then turns west on Central Avenue and continues to Sunset Park.

Paper Source – Heading to the beach for the 4th? Paper Source has all of your summertime essentials. Shop the collection ==>

Ooh’lah Lash – Time to treat yourself this week!

Campus Colors – Shop the summer’s top tees, 5x NBA Champs shirts, authentic sports gear, or old school classics at Campus Colors.

Jayne – Open from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Michael’s Chicago-Style Red Hots –Celebrate the 4th of July weekend in style with 4 pairs of Michael’s festival shades. Available in every #Feastival box. Order yours today!

Ruby of Siam – Enjoy delicious Thai food on the 4th. Chicken satay and spring rolls are yummy choices!

Walker Brothers – Take 25% off Blueberry Pancakes during July! Locations will remain open until 3:30pm on July 4, 2017.

Arrivadolce – Open 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Coffee + Ice Cold Water + Treats!

The Perfect Blend – Park your bike and grab a bubble tea or gluten-free breakfast, lunch or dinner at The Perfect Blend. Free Wifi!

Photo courtesy of @missnewfoodies

Dairy Queen – Try the MISTY Slush, available in 5 fruity flavors! Only $1 for a small during Happy Hour, Monday-Friday from 2-5pm.

Potbelly – The frozen Raspberry Lemonade and all-new Turkey Club are always great choices.