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Phase 2 construction on track at Central

If summer is a time for leisure and soaking in the sun, no one told the folks working on the renovations at Hinsdale Central High School. The improvements now underway are part of... — Updated 7/7/2021

 

TransUnion executive joins board of American Red Cross

Everyone is just one storm, one fire or one accident away from needing the services of the American Red Cross. That's why Hinsdale resident Hilary Chidi makes membership on the... — Updated 6/30/2021

 

The pool is the place to be in summer

There are few days between May and September that don't include at least one trek to the Hinsdale pool for Karl and Jean Meyer. "We go there for a lot of different reasons," said... — Updated 6/30/2021

 

Gardening adds color to lives and lawns

With flowers as the palette and her yard as the canvas, Janet Roxworthy thinks of her garden as a painting in progress. "I'm always tweaking. There's always something to do, always... — Updated 6/24/2021

 

Hinsdale hikers find adventure near, far

A long walk can be a great way to sort out one's thoughts and make plans for the future. During his gap year between high school and college, William Seppanen of Hinsdale did just t... — Updated 6/24/2021

 

It takes a village - ANDREA LAMBERG, FINANCE DIRECTOR

Andrea Lamberg remembers the exact moment that set her on the path toward her new job as Hinsdale's finance director. Lamberg said she was about 10 years old when she became... — Updated 6/24/2021

 

Uniquely Thursdays return for 18th season

Thursday is about to resume its place as everyone's favorite night of the week in Hinsdale. The concert series Uniquely Thursdays is back, offering, in addition to live music,... — Updated 6/23/2021

 

It takes a village - GEORGE PELUSO, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICES & ENGINEERING

When you're working for nearly 18,000 people, it's difficult to know what any given day might bring. Whether it's filling a pothole, trimming a parkway tree or clearing an icy... — Updated 6/23/2021

 

Teen recognized for women's wellness outreach

Volunteering and community service are important parts of Shriya Mehta's life. Period. The Hinsdale Central High School rising senior recently received the National Community... — Updated 6/23/2021

 

Farmers Market returns for 45th year

The unofficial start of summer 2021 coincided with the official opening of the 45th season of the Hinsdale Farmers Market. Launched on Memorial Day, the outdoor market will host mor... — Updated 6/10/2021

 

Business profile - DR. KRISTIN TVRDIK, VETERINARIAN

Years before she would earn the title of doctor, Kristin Tvrdik found the career she was looking for at the Hinsdale Humane Society. While working at the shelter as a summer... — Updated 5/19/2021

 

Volunteering a second career for Hofmann

When Cathy Coyne Hofmann discovered that Southern Illinois University offered a degree in communications, she knew she had found a path for her education and a channel for her love... — Updated 5/12/2021

 

Ask an expert - CARRIE FRENCH, FINANCIAL ADVISOR

What does it mean to be recognized by Forbes? When Carrie French entered the world of wealth management, she was in a field dominated by men. "When I started, I didn't even know... — Updated 5/5/2021

 

Ask an expert - ISABEL PENA, POET

What about poetry inspires you? Ellie Pena's lifelong love of poetry began with a gift from her grandmother. "My mom would read it to me before bed," Pena said of Caroline... — Updated 4/21/2021

 

Hinsdale resident helps deliver 'Annie's' message of hope

The musical "Annie" is a story of hope and the country's recovery from a dark time - a fitting theme for Nazareth Academy's 2021 spring musical, said Hinsdale resident and cast... — Updated 4/14/2021

 

Ask an expert - BETH GREIFENKAMP, ART ENTHUSIAST

Why is that dinosaur in your front lawn? Whether it's referred to as the big purple dinosaur, Madame Butterfly or the beastie, the whimsical sculpture that adorns the front lawn of... — Updated 4/7/2021

 

Loss propels Hinsdale woman into helping others overcome

The death of Molly Haunty's friend and sister-in-law in 2015 launched her into a group to which no one wants to belong. Like so many others, Haunty's life had been touched by... — Updated 3/31/2021

 

Ask an expert - Agent profile - PEGGY SMEGO, JAMESON SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

Peggy Smego's job as a real estate broker has always been about navigating life's changes, beginning with her own. "I love helping people get from point A to point B," said Smego,... — Updated 3/24/2021

 

The Lane fifth-grader qualifies for National Spelling Bee

Srinidhi Rao's lifelong love of language began when she was still eating from a high chair. Even as a toddler, she loved spelling words. Now a fifth grader at The Lane School,... — Updated 3/24/2021

 

Central senior named to IHSA All-State Academic Team

Hinsdale Central senior Katrina Geiersbach isn't just an athlete, an award-winning speaker, an accomplished student and a musician. Geiersbach also is one of 26 high school seniors... — Updated 3/17/2021

 

Ask an expert - WHITNEY WILDA, HINSDALE CENTRAL TEACHER

How do you approach teaching women's history? In Whitney Wilda's civics class, Women's History Month lasts all year. "It's not just a month for us," said Wilda, who has taught the... — Updated 3/10/2021

 

Card party will help woman celebrate century of life

She could have been secretary to the president of a major company, the young bride of a military leader or even a professional musician. But Mary Ellen "Ditty" Reck didn't let any... — Updated 3/3/2021

 

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

 

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