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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...

  • Village, post ready to observe holiday

    Updated May 22, 2024

    Hinsdaleans have a variety of ways to honor those who made the greatest sacrifice during Memorial Day commemorations Monday, May 27. Residents can start the day at a 7 a.m. service at Bronswood Cemetery at 3805 Madison St. in Oak Brook. American Legion Post 250 will host this special service honoring members of the Armed Forces who have been lost. Post 520 Adjutant Joseph Craig will read the poem "Flanders Field" and the names of the honored dead. Then annual Memorial Day proc...

  • Swastikas found at Hinsdale Middle School

    Pamela Lannom|Updated May 15, 2024

    Swastikas drawn in pencil were discovered in two separate incidents in the span 15 days at Hinsdale Middle School. The first was discovered April 25 on a bathroom wall, and the second, drawn on a music stand, was reported by students Friday. “This symbol of hate and intolerance has no place in our community, and I am disappointed by its presence at our school,” HMS Principal Cory Burke wrote in an email to parents Friday. “I want to assure you that I am taking this incident very seriously and am working diligently to inves...

  • Spring the perfect time to enjoy al fresco dining

    Updated May 15, 2024

    If you didn’t enjoy a meal outside during Hinsdale Restaurant Week in April (it was still pretty chilly), now is the time to enjoy one outdoors. Al fresco dining has not always been part of the downtown Hinsdale landscape, but it was born of necessity during the pandemic in 2020. And Hinsdale residents, restaurateurs and officials found it to be a welcome addition. The outdoor dining scene took another step forward in 2022 when the Hinsdale Village Board instituted new design standards for outdoor eateries on public p...

  • Chasing totality in all its forms

    Carissa Kapcar|Updated May 15, 2024

    Last month my husband and two of our kids went to Ohio to visit family and be in the "zone of totality" for the solar eclipse. It was difficult for our middle daughter, a high schooler, and me, to take a day away from school and work. We had a memorable experience here. We put on protective glasses and had all sorts of fun with coworkers and friends. It was great. But when I saw the photos and heard accounts from my parents' backyard in Ohio with everyone together as the sky...

  • Good news

    Updated May 8, 2024

    SCOUTS achieve NEXT RANK Four girls from Scouts BSA Troop 10 in Hinsdale have attained first class rank. Therese Moraleda, a junior at Hinsdale Central, and Karthika Palli, an eighth-grader at Westview Hills Middle school, attained the rank in February. Annika Zilliox, a Central sophomore, and Haley Ormbrek, an eighth-grader at Westview Hills, earned the rank in April. There are seven ranks in scouts: scout, tenderfoot, second class, first class, star, life and eagle. First class marks the first “peak” on the mountain to eag...

  • Raymond Veselik

    Updated May 8, 2024

    Raymond "Ray" Veselik, 84, of Hinsdale, died May 1, 2024. He was born in 1939 to parents Emil and Lillian Veselik. After working several jobs during the early years of his marriage, including teaching high school and repossessing cars, Ray found his true calling in life insurance, building a successful business for more than 40 years and earning Mutual of New York's National Man of the Year award in 1985. When Ray wasn't working, he spent much of his time coaching youth...

  • Weekly agenda

    Updated May 8, 2024

    Community Consolidated Elementary Dist. 181 Board 7 p.m. Monday, May 13 Hinsdale Middle School 100 S. Garfield Ave. www.d181.org On the draft agenda: approve issuance of $18 million in general obligation debt certificates, budget presentation, approve tentative budget for public display, social studies pilot update, high school data Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9 Hinsdale Central High School 55th and Grant streets www.hinsdale86.org/board-of-education/board-meetings On the agenda: approve 2023-2...

  • Daring to be different

    Updated May 8, 2024

    The Hinsdale Police Department hosted a D.A.R.E lock-in recently at Hinsdale Middle School. With kids attending from Hinsdale, Oak Brook and Burr Ridge, along with officers from each police department, the evening event offered plenty to keep everyone busy. Some of the events were school-against-school tug of war, a Jell-O eating contest, games, a mechanical bull, a magician and a face painter. And there was plenty of pizza and snacks, too. (Jim Slonoff pho...

  • Raymond Veselik

    Updated May 7, 2024

    Raymond "Ray" Veselik, 84, of Hinsdale, died May 1, 2024. He was born in 1939 to parents Emil and Lillian Veselik. After working several jobs during the early years of his marriage, including teaching high school and repossessing cars, Ray found his true calling in life insurance, building a successful business for more than 40 years and earning Mutual of New York's National Man of the Year award in 1985. When Ray wasn't working, he spent much of his time coaching youth...

  • Walk the Walk for Mental Health

    Ken Knutson|Updated May 1, 2024

    The calendar has strode into May, a month of cherished celebrations and events, including the 18th annual Walk the Walk for Mental Health on Sunday, May 19, at The Community House, 415 W, Eighth St. in Hinsdale. The one-mile color walk promotes mental and physical wellness and the availability of mental health services as well as ending the stigma associated with discussing mental health with friends, family and community. Dan Janowick, The Community House's executive...

  • The sisterhood of the summer waffles

    Amy McCauley|Updated May 1, 2024

    The best Mother's Day gift we ever gave my mom was a Belgian waffle maker. I feel certain she's the one who gave us the suggestion. However, it was really my sister Laura and I who loved it. I was in middle school that year. When summer arrived, my sister and I spent all our time swimming. My mom would be at work when we came home from morning practice. As a result, the two of us were left in charge of making our own breakfast. We always came home starving with the kind of...

  • Village seeks downtown parking road map

    Ken Knutson|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    Hoping to optimize parking use in Hinsdale’s central business district, the village has enlisted a consultant to evaluate various facets of the complex issue over the next few weeks. “We’re just trying to figure out if we’re using the spaces as best as we possibly can,” Hinsdale Deputy Police Chief Tom Lillie said. Visitors to the downtown know well the challenge of finding a parking spot at peak times. Even after the addition of the parking deck and its nearly 200 spaces (and more than 300 when the middle school’s...

  • Central's Zust brings zest for coaching

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    When Brittany Zust first became head coach of the varsity softball team at Hinsdale Central, she quickly recognized one goal she needed to achieve: grow youth softball. The Orland Park native said many Chicago suburbs - particularly in the southwest - have competitive softball programs for young girls that lead to experienced high school players. That was not the case in Hinsdale, and she discovered not everyone agreed it should be. "Stop trying to bring a blue collar sport...

  • D181 focused on keeping students safe

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 has taken several steps to keep staff and students safe while still welcoming community members who visit the schools. And the work is not done, said Jeffrey Alstadt, communications director. “We’re constantly looking for ways to continue to enhance the safety efforts at the district,” he said Tuesday. Alstadt highlighted past, current and future initiatives for board members at their meeting Monday night. Previous facilities projects created safety vestibules at the schoo...

  • Elementary school offers inspiration

    Leah Packer|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    It was the day that I had been waiting for. My fourth-grade teacher passed around the large packets filled with lists of activities and choices for the upcoming special day. I scanned through the options, circling the words that jumped out to me the most on the page. Baking. Forensic science. Firefighting. I ranked my top activities and submitted them to my teacher. The purpose of these thick, white packets was for High Interest Day, an event in elementary school where...

  • Good news

    Updated Apr 17, 2024

    CEO SELECTED TO ATTEND SUMMIT David Pequet, CEO and senior portfolio manager at MPI Wealth Management in Hinsdale, attended the 2024 Barron's Top Independent Advisors Summit, March 13-15 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The invitation-only conference is hosted by Barron's Magazine. The Barron's Summit is a gathering of self-made leaders who have earned a distinct place within the financial services industry. The event offers the top independent practitioners a unique opportunity to...

  • Student athlete profile - Rachele Cameli

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Apr 10, 2024

    Rachele Cameli Hinsdale When did you first start playing badminton? When my sister was in high school and she also played badminton. I started at a pretty young age, sometime in middle school. I played at Midwest Badminton Club. Is competitive badminton like backyard badminton? No. I would say it's a lot different. In backyard badminton, there are not as many boundaries and it's not as fast-paced. It's more light-hearted. Competitive badminton is obviously more competitive....

  • All eyes on the sky

    Updated Apr 10, 2024

    Monday's solar eclipse provided a perfect backdrop for students across Hinsdale. At the Hinsdale Middle School, they gathered on the athletic field to view the partial eclipse, whose path of totality extended through the southern part of the state. Among those watching were Sabrina Jacobsen and Jaqueline Zoberis. Teacher Lisa Powers checked out the eclipse with Reese Myhra while Lino Hernandez, Axl Holmes, Ethan Smith and Sam Han glanced up. At Madison School, Brody Sobieraj...

  • 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...

  • Weekly agenda

    Updated Apr 10, 2024

    Community Consolidated Elementary Dist. 181 Board 7 p.m. Monday, April 15 Hinsdale Middle School 100 S. Garfield Ave. www.d181.org On the draft agenda: officer selection; 2024-25 board meeting calendar; assessment calendar; CSCI results; IDEA needs assessment; updates on safety, full-day kindergarten financing and five-year projections, investments, district office building and Satchel Pulse Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11 Hinsdale South High School 7401 Clarendon Hills Road, Darien...

  • Undefeated SIJ earns championship

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Apr 3, 2024

    Ending the season as the undefeated champs is pretty impressive for any basketball team. Ending a three-year middle school season that way - as did the boys basketball team at St. Isaac Jogues School in Hinsdale - is a remarkable accomplishment. Players and their head coach credit the run to one thing: team chemistry. Ryan Williams of Hinsdale said he's been playing with teammates Will Barclay and Justin Kurkowski in Hinsdale Inferno basketball since elementary school. "Since...

  • Teen delivers lessons in love at refugee school

    Ken Knutson|Updated Mar 20, 2024

    Hinsdale Central sophomore Arielle Shah didn't truly appreciate the gift of a good education until she entered into the young lives of those who had been denied it. The last three summers, Shah has taught English at a school for Venezuelan refugee children on the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad (and Tobago). Huellitas de Amor, whose name means "Prints of Love," is the sole educational option for the displaced kids. "They've been deprived of education for so long, so they...

  • meeting roundup

    Updated Mar 20, 2024

    Community Consolidated District 181 Board Among other action Monday, board members: • voted unanimously to adopt new science resources, choosing Mystery Science for elementary schools at a cost of $238,850 and Elevate Science for middle schools at a cost of $335,298. Costs include online access, science kits, lab materials and professional development. The resources were piloted this year and are within the $600,000 budget. • agreed to lease 420 iPads for kindergartners and 440 iPads for third-graders as part of the iPad refr...

  • Salt Creek Ballet performs 'Don Quixote'

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Mar 15, 2024

    Erica De La O, artistic director of Salt Creek Ballet, wants to do more than create learning experiences for her students. She wants to create wonderful performances for the community. So, for the third year in a row, the troupe's spring performance will be of a full-length ballet, "Don Quixote." "I immediately recognized - although the triple bills of three individual dances or excerpts were entertaining - they didn't really serve the community because there is a story...

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