Irish Times Pub and Restaurant owner Martin Lynch (far right), accompanied by his wife, Lauren, and son, Seamus (left), receives a certificate of appreciation for his contributions to the business community from Village President Michael Garvey at the village board’s Jan. 23 meeting. | Bob Uphues/Editor

At the Jan. 23 meeting of the Brookfield Village Board, President Michael Garvey presented Martin Lynch, owner of Irish Times Pub and Restaurant, with a certificate of appreciation and a certificate of achievement honoring the business.

In addition to owning the pub since 2008, Lynch was honored last year by the Guinness Brewery of Dublin, Ireland, for pouring its 1 millionth pint. The business marked that achievement during a celebration on Nov. 19, 2022.

“Even more than that, he’s been a big part of the Brookfield community for decades and a very important part of our business community,” Garvey said prior to presenting the certificate.

Lynch accepted the certificates accompanied by his wife, Lauren, and his son, Seamus. He explained that he was informed by Guinness of the 1 millionth achievement pint last February, but with COVID-19 restrictions still in place and a 30th anniversary in 2021 missed due to the pandemic, he decided to wrap both into one event last fall.

“It was the first time since March 2020 that we were able to kind of send out the bat call and invite people in for an event that we were hosting, and it really was a huge success,” Lynch said. “I have to say that throughout the last few years in particular, the support from the village … all the residents that have come together and supported us through those difficult times at the start, it really, really humbled me and makes me so proud of what we do over there.”


Nicholas Hahn

At the Jan. 23 meeting of the Brookfield Village Board, police Sgt. Nicholas Hahn was sworn in as the department’s newest lieutenant. Hahn began his career in Brookfield in December 2002 and has been a sergeant for the past decade, during which he has also been the department’s field training coordinator. 

For the past three years Hahn has served as detective sergeant for the Brookfield Police Department. He is the coordinator of the department’s chaplain program and heads up officer wellness initiatives.

On board

Darcy Lewis

Riverside resident and veteran journalist Darcy Lewis has been named to the board of directors of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Lewis writes about health, medicine and the business of healthcare in such publications as Medscape, U.S. News & World Report, Scientific American, AARP and more. She also writes and edits for leading health systems and nonprofits. She is also a former longtime contributor to Growing Community Media publications.

The ASJA is an association of professional freelance writers who provide support to and advocate on behalf of professional freelance writers across the publishing industry.

During the annual meeting of the Frederick Law Olmsted Society on Jan. 20, the membership elected the following people as board officers and directors:

Officers: Dr. Yvonne Lucero, president; Jim Petrzilka, vice president; Susan Worthington, secretary; and Kim Freeark, treasurer.

Renewing directors: Trisha and David Flassing, Kim Freeark, Constance and Thomas Guardi, Cathy and Mike Maloney, Tim Ozga and Susan Worthington.

New directors: Richard Marritt and Steve Oldham.

On campus

Alyssa Cabrera, of Riverside, was named to the 2022 fall semester dean’s list at the College of the Holy Cross in Worchester, Massachusetts, for attaining a semester grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4-point scale.

Among the more than 4,000 undergraduate students named to the 2022 fall semester dean’s list at the University of Iowa in Iowa City were Riverside residents Lizbeth Casillas (psychology), Mary Dorenbos (pre-business), Sara LaMantia (human physiology), Isabella Mullins (sustainability science), Gabrielle Nolan (finance) Ethan Ranft (biomedical engineering) and Zachary Vaia (marketing) and Brookfield resident Katelyn Malikowski (elementary education).

Daniela Ulloa, of North Riverside, is among the 22 college students studying at the LaSallian Universities Center for Education in Rome for the 2023 semester. Ulloa is studying psychology at Lewis University in Romeoville.

Riverside residents Charlie Buh (accountancy), Hunter Spohnholtz (accountancy) and Benjamin Buchman (business economics) were among those named to the 2022 fall semester dean’s list at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Ryan Gaynor, of Riverside, was named to the 2022 fall semester dean’s list at Alma (Michigan) College for achieving a semester GPA of at least 3.5.

Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park has named the following local students to its honor rolls for the first semester of the 2022-23 school year.

A Honor Roll (4.0 GPA+): Brookfield residents Emme Barnes, Aileen Hernandez, Sarah Newman, Kevin Prosen and Janelle Steger; North Riverside resident Gianina Montoro; and Riverside residents Erin Briars, Maura DeFauw, Gabriel Kaminski, Elizabeth Selover, Shannon Selover, Emma Udelson and Chase Zidlicky.

B Honor Roll (3.33-3.99 GPA): Brookfield residents Yandiel Colon, Audrey Gutierrez, Daniel Lewis, Philip Steger, Andrew Buenrostro, Noah Barnes and Owen Reichl; North Riverside residents Nathan Eugling and Jillian Barnes; and Riverside residents Alice Buchman, Daniel Gentile and Madeline Markham.

Riverside-Brookfield High School student Ellen Krivak was selected as a member of the Tech Crew for the 2023 Theatre Fest All-State Production of “Shrek.” Students involved in the production rehearsed and prepared throughout the fall semester in preparation for the state production, staged Jan. 12 at the festival, held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.