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  • Community Events Calendar

    Updated May 22, 2024

    ARTFULLY DONE Fine Arts Festival June 1 & 2 Burlington Park 30 E. Chicago Ave. www.hinsdalechamber.com/fine-arts The Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce presents this 51st annual event featuring 85 to 100 artists showcasing their unique and fun fine art throughout the park. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. DIY Framed Flowers June 4 Hinsdale Public Library 20 E. Maple St. www.hinsdalelibrary.info (630) 986-1976 Design an artistic masterpiece using pressed and dried flowers in a 5x7 floating...

  • Good news

    Updated Apr 10, 2024

    COLLEGE STUDENTS ON DEAN’S LISTS These Hinsdale students earned a place on the dean’s list for the fall 2023 semester. • Blake Baird, University of Minnesota Twin Cities • Noah Lim, University of Minnesota Twin Cities • Michael Spitzer, Illinois Wesleyan University COLLEGE STUDENT EARNS DEGREE Talbot Carter of Hinsdale earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming at the completion of the fall 2023 semester. NAZ STUDENTS on HONOR ROLL The following Hinsdale students earned a place on the honor roll at Nazareth Aca...

  • Good news

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    HINSDALE STUDENTS EARN DEGREES The following students from Hinsdale participated in December commencement ceremonies at their respective colleges and universities. • Jack Gerami, bachelor’s in U.S. culture and business practices, University of Kentucky • Nick Giammanco, Georgia Tech • Samantha Guido, bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, magna cum laude, Iowa State University • Adam Motzel, Georgia Tech • Maggie Rowe, bachelor’s in psychology, University of Iowa • Jake Wertz, doctorate in sociology, University of Wis...

  • Good news

    Updated Feb 28, 2024

    COLLEGE STUDENTS ON DEAN’S LISTS The following Hinsdale students earned a spot on the dean’s list or equivalent at their respective colleges and universities for the fall 2023 semester. • Patrick Boyle, College of the Holy Cross • Quinn Cain, Tufts University • Kate Hughes, University of Georgia* • Sarah Lotsoff, Tufts University • Sofia Masood, Elmhurst College • Olivia Ostrowski, College of William & Mary • Karina Patel, University of Minnesota Rochester • James Regas, Elmhurst College • Lia Reichmann, Drake Univ...

  • Make space to embrace Black history this month

    Updated Feb 21, 2024

    Black History Month is not simply asking, “How can I remember and learn about Black people?” It is all of us asking, “How can we love Black people by seeing them, hearing them, relishing in them and creating a world where Black people feel loved, inspired and protected?” — writer Danté Stewart February is National Black History Month, an occasion to celebrate the contributions of Black Americans to the evolution of our nation across all areas of society. Locally, stop by the Hinsdale Public Library’s Youth Services Department...

  • Family mourns loss of kind-hearted man

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Feb 14, 2024

    Doug Dussman was a kind, caring, fun-loving person who loved animals and his family, those close to him said. And he had been that way since he was a small boy. "Everybody loved Doug," his younger brother, Luke, said. "He was always laughing, always telling a joke. People enjoyed being around him." Doug was never judgmental, so others found spending time with him a safe space. "If you were with Doug, you were just present with him," Luke said. Doug died in August at age 45...

  • Nancy VanDyne Fleming

    Updated Jan 31, 2024

    Nancy VanDyne Fleming, 80, of Hinsdale, lost her three-year battle with ovarian cancer on Jan. 19, 2024. Nancy was born in 1943 in Washington, D.C., to Austin and Ethel Fleming. Nancy spent much of her childhood and most of her adult life in Hinsdale graduating from Hinsdale High School in 1961. Nancy earned her nursing degree from Stanford University ('66) followed by a graduate degree ('68) from University of California, San Francisco (maternal/child nursing). Nancy...

  • Dr. Leo J. Roberts

    Updated Jan 24, 2024

    Leo J. Roberts, M.D., 90, of Oak Brook passed away Jan. 15, 2024, while surrounded by his children. Leo was born in 1933 in Chicago to Leo and Marjorie (Palmer) Roberts. After a childhood filled with fishing and serving as an altar boy, Leo attended Quigley Preparatory Seminary. He completed his bachelor's degree at Loyola University Chicago in 1956, and in 1958 he earned his medical degree with Latin honors from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, followed...

  • Ask an expert - SHANNON HAUT, LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER

    Sandy Illian Bosch|Updated Dec 27, 2023

    How important is self care over winter break? The days surrounding Christmas and New Year's Day are called a break for a reason. Licensed clinical social worker and The Community House staff therapist Shannon Haut said taking time to care for oneself is the very best use of the days and even weeks between one semester and the next. She encourages students to take some time for themselves while class is out of session. "I say lean into that," said Haut, who works with young...

  • Holiday happenings

    Updated Dec 20, 2023

    n Electric Illumination Dec. 22 & 29 Morton Arboretum 4100 Route 53, Lisle www.mortonarb.org (630) 725-2066 Electric Illumination is a late-night experience for adults 18 and older, featuring a curated mix of trance and progressive house music, synchronized to the breathtaking light displays. An ’80s night on Dec. 29 will feature songs like Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” and Dexys Midnight Runners’ “Come on Eileen.” A special temperature-activated color-changing ceramic mug will be available for purchase. Time: 9...

  • Carol Lee Cikanek

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Carol Lee Cikanek, nee Kersten, 72, a longtime Hinsdale resident, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 7, 2023. Carol Lee was born in Chicago in 1950. She grew up in Berwyn and graduated from nearby Nazareth Academy. Carol met her husband George at 15. They went for a motorcycle ride and have been inseparable since. In 1974, Carol and George bought a house in Hinsdale, where she would discover her life's passion - being a mom. With gentle kindness and boundless energy, she devoted...

  • Holiday happenings

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Christmas Classics Dec. 15 Union Church of Hinsdale 137 S. Garfield Ave. www.eventcreate.com/e/christmasclassics2023 Join the Ostrega Uhl Project in its Christmas festival performance of its second season. The concert will open with traditional favorites, starting with a unique arrangement of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” for violin, harp and piano, featuring guest harpist Nichole Young. Enjoy music from Christmases long, long ago to beautiful themes and melodies from favorite Christmas and holiday themed movies of today, culmina...

  • Holiday happenings

    Updated Dec 6, 2023

  • Spirit of giving

    Updated Nov 29, 2023

    n Gavin Coyle: A Celtic Christmas Dec. 1 McAninch Arts Center College of DuPage 421 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn www.atthemac.org (630) 942-4000 Revel in the holiday spirit with award-winning recording artist Gavin Coyle as he brings his annual “A Celtic Christmas” back to the MAC. Sing along with Gavin and his band, pianist Paul Burgess, harpist Karen Fernandez and flautist Joanne Diebold, as they perform traditional holiday favorites from America and Ireland. Ticket proceeds benefit People’s Resource Center, a local nonpr...

  • Holiday happenings

    Updated Nov 29, 2023

    n Holiday Magic Nov 30 & Dec. 1-31 Brookfield Zoo 3400 31st St. (630) 688-8400 www.czs.org/holidaymagic Bright lights and magical nights await guests at the 42nd annual event. Visitors will enjoy more than 2 million twinkling LED lights, a 41-foot tall tree choreographed to seasonal tunes, photo opportunities in the ever-popular 20-foot-tall orb and 3D 16-foot-tall gingerbread house, a 600-foot-long “Tunnel of Lights” and more. Many of the zoo’s animal buildings will be open as well restaurants and gift shops offering an ar...

  • Courtney Joy Schrey

    Updated Nov 29, 2023

    Courtney Joy Schrey, 42, of Oakbrook Terrace, passed away peacefully Nov. 13, 2023. Courtney attended Hinsdale Central High School, Northwestern University and Illinois Institute of Technology. She loved swimming and crossword puzzles. Courtney taught and tutored many at College of DuPage. She is survived by her father, Thomas; and her aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother, Iris. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to noon today, Nov. 30, at Hallowell &...

  • Courtney Joy Schrey

    Updated Nov 28, 2023

    Courtney Joy Schrey, 42, of Oakbrook Terrace, passed away peacefully Nov. 13, 2023. Courtney attended Hinsdale Central High School, Northwestern University and Illinois Institute of Technology. She loved swimming and crossword puzzles. Courtney taught and tutored many at College of DuPage. She is survived by her father, Thomas; and her aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother, Iris. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 30, at Hallowell &...

  • Spirit of giving

    Updated Nov 21, 2023

    n Blanket drive Through Nov. 26 Hinsdale Covenant Church 412 S. Garfield Ave. (630) 323-2318 The church is holding its annual drive, collecting new or gently used blankets of any type — lap throws, baby blankets, spreads, sheets and towels. Donations may be left inside the church’s main entrance. Pickups also can be scheduled. The items will be passed on to needy families in the inner city on Christmas Eve. Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. n Gavin Coyle: A Celtic Christmas Dec. 1 McAninch Arts Center College of DuPage 421...

  • Holiday happenings

    Updated Nov 21, 2023

    n ‘A Christmas Carol’ Nov. 24-Dec. 30 Drury Lane Theatre 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace www.drurylanetheatre.com (630) 530-0111 Continue a tradition or start a new one by gathering the whole family for this heartwarming 30th anniversary production of Dickens’ Christmas classic. Complete with falling snow, magical illusions and special effects, the play is a visually-stunning experience, and at one hour long, perfect for children of all ages. On select performance dates, families will have the opportunity to have break...

  • Letters - Anniversary special section brought back great memories

    Updated Nov 21, 2023

    I enjoyed your newspaper’s account of Hinsdale’s 150th anniversary. The 1960s-70s were an electric time. HTHS was much more than an athletic powerhouse. The junior high and high school had outstanding teachers. Robert Michalek taught an eighth-grade advanced science class that presented DNA concepts other students did not get until college. The foreign language program prepared us for college and lifetime travel abroad. In 1965, the high school hosted a Community Conference on Values. Dr. Bruno Bettelheim was the keynote spe...

  • Spirit of giving

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    n Operation Christmas Child Through Nov. 20 Hope Church 5707 Wolf Road, LaGrange Highlands www.samaritanspurse.org Fill a shoe box with toys, hygiene items and school supples to help The Samaritan’s Purse deliver millions of shoe boxes to boys and girls in more than 100 countries this year. Find directions on the “How to Pack a Shoebox” link on the website listed above and then drop off donations at the church. Cash donations also can be made on the website. n Blood drive Nov. 22 American Legion Post 1941 900 S. La Grang...

  • Letter - Anniversary issue prompted reflections of high school days

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    I enjoyed your newspaper’s account of Hinsdale’s 150th anniversary. The 1960s-70s were an electric time. HTHS was much more than an athletic powerhouse. The junior high and high school had outstanding teachers. Robert Michalek taught an eighth-grade advanced science class that presented DNA concepts other students did not get until college. The foreign language program prepared us for college and lifetime travel abroad. In 1965, the high school hosted a Community Conference on Values. Dr. Bruno Bettelheim was the keynote spe...

  • Books & Brunch, Uncorked lead November's events

    Allison Peters|Updated Oct 11, 2023

    I don't know about you, but this (slightly) colder weather makes me want to curl up with a good book in front of a fire. And when I'm all snuggled in with my trusty (if somewhat worn) blanket, my thoughts inevitably turn to holiday shopping. Luckily for me, Assistance League Chicagoland West is hosting the 27th annual Books & Brunch on Nov. 14 at The Abbington in Glen Ellyn. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., guests can bid on silent auction items, participate in multiple raffles -...

  • Good news

    Updated Sep 6, 2023

    BROKERS CLOSE RECORD SALE Brokers Anna Fiascone and Natalie Ryan of the Hinsdale office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago sold their listing at 15W181 87th Street in Burr Ridge for $5.1 million Aug. 18, the highest priced single family home sale in DuPage County this year according to MRED. Terri Doney, managing broker of the office, offered her congratulations. “As you can imagine, this property required a special, very hands-on approach, and they did an amazing job of both representing their client and marketing t...

  • Young duo put talents on display to boost research

    Updated Aug 9, 2023

    Hinsdale friends Abby Sun and Maya Ural first bonded through painting. "Our first play date was about art," Abby recounted. Now they are inviting others on a date to invest in their works and a good cause by hosting the Art for Autism art fair from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 at The Community House (see Page 19 for details). The rising fifth-graders at The Lane School saw an opportunity to put their skills to philanthropic use when they learned of the condition's prevalence...

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