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Ask an expert - DR. KIMBERLEY DAREY, OB/GYN

Should pregnant women get a COVID-19 vaccine? Many people struggle with the decision of whether to get a COVID-19 vaccine. That choice can be even tougher when the decision also... — Updated 2/24/2021

 

Dad says coaching his kids nets many benefits

Scott Altemose's search for his family's new home ended when he discovered Robbins Park. Here was a place where his children could kick a ball or swing a bat. And right across the... — Updated 2/17/2021

 

Ask an expert - BOB SMITH, HINSDALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD CHAIR

What do you hope to accomplish during your term? When independent insurance agent Bob Smith moved his office from downtown Hinsdale to Westmont, part of his heart remained in the... — Updated 2/10/2021

 

Central senior overcomes change in plans

When it comes time to apply to colleges later this year, Hinsdale Central junior Shivani Rao's list of accomplishments will include presenting her own medical research study at the... — Updated 1/20/2021

 

Ask an expert - GINA MAZZONE, KITCHEN AND BATH DESIGNER

What are the 2021 trends for kitchen remodels? Gina Mazzone's career as a kitchen and bath designer was born of a desire to create her own dream kitchen. After taking a class at... — Updated 1/13/2021

 

Central student promotes importance of civics education

Doctors go to medical school, police officers attend the police academy and chefs go to culinary school. But for most people, being a citizen of their community requires no training... — Updated 1/6/2021

 

Ask an expert - SUSAN MCBRIDE, LIBRARIAN

What tools can help people work out at home? With the start of a new year, many have a renewed interest in getting off the couch and back to better health. And like so many things,... — Updated 1/6/2021

 

Bring out the bubbly for New Year's Eve

When choosing a libation, Allen Rodriguez of Fuller House in Hinsdale prefers bourbon. But on New Year's Eve, he likes to bring out the bubbles. Rodriguez said cocktails with a... — Updated 12/29/2020

 

Assembly chair anxiously awaits 2021

December 23 is a date that holds a place in Hinsdale's culture and history. For generations the evening has been reserved for the Hinsdale Assembly's annual ball - the culmination... — Updated 12/22/2020

 

Ask an expert - MELISSA ROBERTS NEW, THERAPIST

How will self care help keep holidays bright? Like everything else in 2020, the holidays look different this year. And for many, they look a little sadder. "People are needing a... — Updated 12/16/2020

 

Graham building stronger women through Girl Scouts

Kathy Graham was never a Girl Scout herself. But the Campfire Girls played a big part in the life of this Minnesota native. She became a Bluebird in third grade and worked her way... — Updated 12/9/2020

 

Ask the experts - GREG HART AND DAVID ANDALCIO, PHILANTHROPISTS

How will your donation support remote learning? Hinsdale residents Greg Hart and David Andalcio have more in common than their addresses. They also share a desire to strengthen... — Updated 12/2/2020

 

California native finds joy preserving Hinsdale's history

To Kristen Laakso, rooms are filled with much more than furniture and buildings are made of more than wood and steel. For this lifelong student of art and architecture, rooms are... — Updated 11/24/2020

 

Ask an expert - ERIK NEIDY, DIRECTOR OF NATURAL RESOURCES

How do controlled burns help Mother Nature? To some, the days leading up to Thanksgiving are for hunting. For others, it's a time to prepare for the holidays ahead. For Erik Neidy,... — Updated 11/18/2020

 

Central club helps create a safe place for all

George Floyd, the man whose death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers sparked demonstrations across the country, didn't identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. He... — Updated 11/11/2020

 

Ask an expert - MEREDYTH WILLITS, PSYCHIC MEDIUM

What does a psychic medium do? A reminder to see the dentist wasn't what Meredyth Willits' client was looking for in requesting the medium to reach out to her deceased mother. But... — Updated 11/4/2020

 

Arts enrich life for Curran, community

Julie Curran has never considered herself an artist. But she knows and appreciates the important role that art in all forms has on people, families and communities. That's why... — Updated 10/28/2020

 

Former opera singer finds harmony in role of mom

Music was an important part of Lisa Pomeroy's life throughout her years at Hinsdale Central High School. She was a member of the madrigal singers, concert choir and musical casts,... — Updated 10/14/2020

 

Ask an expert - NICK MCDONOUGH, FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC

What is the best recipe for kitchen safety? The kitchen is often called the heart of the home. It's the place where family recipes are prepared, celebrations are created and... — Updated 10/7/2020

 

Nazareth takes a stroll back in time

A power button will replace the stage curtain and the rewind button will take the place of a curtain call in this year's fall theater production at Nazareth Academy. Like so many... — Updated 10/7/2020

 

Ask an expert - agent profile

Hinsdale has always been home to Ann Reidy Smith. As a real estate broker, she's made a career of helping others make the village their home, too. "I love the community and I've... — Updated 9/30/2020

 

Hinsdale teen takes steps to reduce plastic waste

Anton Riegger loves just about everything about being outdoors. Everything, that is, except for the plastic waste that litters the forests, lakes and oceans that he so loves to... — Updated 9/30/2020

 

Ask an expert - JENNA FLINK, TUTORING DIRECTOR AND COACH

How can students succeed in the virtual classroom? School looks different for just about everyone this year. And as with any sort of change, the transition this year from in-person... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

Man honored for work in Chicago neighborhood

A Friday morning get-together with a group of fellow Christian men changed Charles Lewis' life for years to come and the lives of thousands of Chicago residents forever. It was at... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

Ask an expert - Business profile - CHERIE JACKSON, CEO

Wander into any Trader Joe's store in the United States and you'll find a product with ties firmly rooted right here in Hinsdale. Alongside big-name brands like Cliff and Kind bars,... — Updated 8/26/2020

 

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