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  • Hinsdale finds its happy place in the summer

    Updated May 29, 2024

    May brought the Northern Lights and noisy cicadas to remind us of just what a fascinating planet we inhabit. Now on the doorstep of summer with June’s arrival Saturday, let’s remind ourselves of how much fun the community rolls out this season. The 51st annual Fine Arts Festival is in Burlington Park this weekend, featuring works by 85 participating artists (see story on Page 21). Monday, June 3, sees the return of the Farmers Market, another chamber event, at its familiar home on Chicago Avenue along Burlington Park. The...

  • Bunny breakfast buddies

    Updated Mar 28, 2024

    Cora and Emery Haverkamp spent some quality time with the Easter bunny Saturday morning at The Community House. The sisters visited with the bunny before breakfast, sponsored by The Community House, and then were off to the Easter egg hunt in Robbins Park, sponsored by Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Department. Cora and Emery, along with several hundred other children, were quick to find the 10,000 eggs that were 'hidden' on the field. Please turn to Page 5 for more pictures....

  • Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Feb 28, 2024

    Signs provide us with all kinds of information. "Slow, children playing" lets us know kids reside on a particular block. (Since kids live on many blocks that don't have such signs, these warnings also might indicate worried parents live on the block as well.) Signs indicating downtown Hinsdale and the Robbins Park subdivision are on the National Register of Historic Places demonstrate the importance of the village's past to Hinsdaleans - or at least to those who are...

  • Make 2024 the best (or at least better) year yet

    Updated Dec 27, 2023

    Exercising more. Eating and drinking less. Spending less time on social media. Getting together more in person with friends. These are among the resolutions found on many lists as a new year approaches. Here at The Hinsdalean, we like to offer a different assortment of resolutions in our final issue of the year. So, as has become an annual practice, we offer our suggestions to local taxing bodies, agencies and residents for smooth sailing in 2024. • Take a time out If District 86 Board members hope to hire and keep a new s...

  • Bounty of gifts available here in town

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Nov 21, 2023

    With the official start of the holiday shopping season set to begin Friday, The Hinsdalean is launching its annual four-part gift ideas series today. Every year, four shoppers agree to accompany us to a dozen or so stores in town where they select items that just might be perfect for someone on their gift list. This year, as was the case last year, our volunteers are all individuals who serve the village on one of its boards or commissions. Today's shopper is Heather Hester,...

  • Seasonal synergy

    Ken Knutson|Updated Oct 4, 2023

    Hinsdale's trees have begun shedding their leaves, and the town's denizens are adding layers when heading out. Autumn is in full splendor, and there's no better way to celebrate the season locally than at the 2023 Hinsdale Fall Family Fest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in Burlington Park 30 E. Chicago Ave. The event, put on by the village's parks and recreation department, was moved to the park from its previous Hinsdale Middle School site. Mike Hayes,...

  • Internship offers teen a look behind the scenes

    Sandy Illian Bosch|Updated Aug 2, 2023

    Like most kids growing up in Hinsdale, Ella Horstman spent part of each summer at the village's parks, the community pool, and of course, attending the Fourth of July parade. It wasn't until this summer that she took a peak behind the curtain to see the work and planning involved with making those activities available. "Seeing how everything works is really interesting," said Horstman, who is about to complete her summer internship with the Hinsdale Parks and Recreation...

  • Correction/clarification

    Updated Jul 26, 2023

    • The aquatics coordinator for the Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Department is Christine Pfau. An incorrect name was included in an editorial in last week’s paper. • Sean Richards was walking on the sidewalk on the west side of Lincoln Street when he was hit by a Jeep leaving Fuller’s Car Wash. That fact was noted in the photo caption but not in the article itself....

  • Parks and rec helps keep this community strong

    Updated Jul 24, 2023

    You might enjoy watching Falcon Football games at Brook Park in the fall, ice skating at Burns Field in the winter or taking a run through KLM in the spring. But summer is when the Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Department shines, so it seems fitting that July is Park and Recreation Month. And Hinsdaleans have plenty to celebrate. Residents can enjoy 122 acres of dedicated parkland at 18 sites, with opportunities for baseball, football, jogging, ice skating, tennis, pickleball, picnicking, platform tennis, soccer and...

  • Summertime certainly a busy time in Hinsdale

    Updated Jun 7, 2023

    Whether you celebrate meteorological summer, which began June 1, or wait for the June 21 solstice for the official kick-off, the fun that marks the season in Hinsdale has begun. The Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce held its first event of the season with the 50th annual Fine Arts Festival last weekend in Burlington Park, featuring works by 85 participating artists. Then, on Monday, the first chamber-sponsored Farmers Market took place on Chicago Avenue along Burlington Park. The market, featuring the produce of Midwest farmers...

  • Earth Day invites us all to do our part

    Updated Apr 19, 2023

    Time to get your planetary party on! Saturday is Earth Day, an occasion to consider all that’s wonderful about this celestial orb we share, as well as how we can ensure its natural treasures are around to amaze and inspire countless future generations. Every time we take note of Hinsdale’s lovely tree-lined streets, sprawling green parks and its preserved ancestral prairie areas (you know about those, right?), we should give thanks. Each week we try to deliver information on ways to soak in the area’s natural ameni...

  • Officials look again at budget numbers

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Dec 7, 2022

    Stronger than expected revenues in 2022 have created an opportunity for the village to bolster its capital improvement and master infrastructure work in 2023. “The revenues are coming in really well,” village manager Kathleen Gargano told trustees at a Nov. 30 committee of the whole meeting, which also was attended by members of the village’s finance commission. “The CIP could use a little bit of a boost of funds based on the projects that we have slated for next year and moving forward.” Staff is recommending a $2 million tr...

  • Capital costs key part of spending plan

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Nov 9, 2022

    As staffers finalize the fiscal year 2023 budget for the village of Hinsdale, one important component is the capital improvement plan. The five-year CIP identifies $12.5 million worth of expenses slated for 2023-27. Next year’s budget includes $2.4 million — $958,500 for public services, $550,000 for parks and rec, $484,600 for police, $251,280 for administration/finance/information/technology, $135,000 for economic development and $69,000 for fire. Village manager Kathleen Gargano noted the village does not always spend the...

  • View Hinsdale fall parks and rec guide online

    Updated Aug 24, 2022

    The Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Fall Program Guide is now available online at https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr and registration is open for fall programs. Among the events highlighted in the publication are the village’s Health and Wellness Week, set for Sept. 17-25; the Fall Family Fest, slated for Oct. 15; and holiday events include Breakfast with Santa and Pizza with Santa on Dec. 3. The 58-page brochure also contains information on a variety of programs for early childhood and youth, youth athletics and adults. Q...

  • This week's cover

    Updated Aug 3, 2022

    Unplugged and playing in Hinsdale - Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Department summer intern David Herrrera takes on worthy opponent in Hugh Danford during July 19's Giant Family Game Night at Robbins Park. As part of the National Parks and Recreation Month, the department celebrated by challenging residents to unplug, get away from screens and play outdoors. (Jim Slonoff photo)...

  • Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Jul 20, 2022

    Signs provide us with all kinds of information. "Slow, children playing" lets us know kids reside on a particular block. (Since kids live on many blocks that don't have such signs, these warnings also might indicate worried parents live on the block as well.) Signs indicating downtown Hinsdale and the Robbins Park subdivision are on the National Register of Historic Places demonstrate the importance of the village's past to Hinsdaleans - or at least to those who are...

  • Ask an expert - It takes a village - Chris Bruton, village clerk

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Jul 13, 2022

    At the time Chris Bruton graduated from college, women were encouraged to follow one of two career paths - nursing or teaching. She planned to be an English teacher, only to discover the job market was flooded with women with the same ambition. "Life takes a different turn. You never know," said Bruton. A career in municipal government never occurred to her at the time, she said. "I had no idea. None. However, had I had a sense of it when I went away to school, that this was...

  • Country's birthday not only celebration in July

    Updated Jul 6, 2022

    Hinsdale residents earlier this week enjoyed a great Fourth of July celebration, thanks in large part to efforts by the village’s parks and recreation department. So it seems fitting to take this opportunity to recognize all the department does throughout the year, as July is National Parks and Recreation Month. This summer alone, the department is hosting a plethora of events to entertain people of all ages — Lunch on the Lawn, Movies in the Park, Unplug and Play, summer camps, swimming and diving lessons and a men’s softb...

  • Ask an expert - It takes a village - MAGGIE SOUTH, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    Sandy Illian Bosch|Updated Jun 29, 2022

    People across the United States look forward to July 4 as a day to spend with family and friends, to relax and to celebrate. But for Maggie South of the Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Department, it's showtime. Preparations for Hinsdale's annual Fourth of July parade begin in February, South said, and culminate with one of the biggest events of the year for the village where she has worked since November 2018. "We're there to see that everything goes as smoothly as possible,"...

  • Hinsdale splashes into summer 2022

    Ken Knutson|Updated Jun 1, 2022

    The Memorial Day weekend heat wave arrived at just the right time for the opening of the Hinsdale Community Pool. Heather Bereckis, superintendent of parks and recreation for the village, said attendance built over the course of the first weekend of the season, culminating in the largest group of swimmers and sun seekers on Monday. "Windy conditions on Saturday kept some people away, so there wasn't as big of a crowd," Bereckis said. "We definitely saw the biggest crowds (on...

  • Save gas with spring break ideas close to home

    Updated Mar 23, 2022

    You don’t need to venture far for spring break fun. Attractions are plentiful in Hinsdale and neighboring towns for amusement and enrichment. Here are a few to check out. Stop by the library The library is offer a spring break scavenger hunt from Monday to Friday of spring break. Find the hidden pictures, solve the puzzle and win a prize. Read a story in March and April while strolling in the Youth Services Department to receive a special prize. Enjoy virtual programs from the comfort of home, with Chinese nursery rhymes from...

  • Burns Field ice rink is open

    Updated Feb 2, 2022

    The temporary ice rink in Burns Field Park, 320 N. Vine St., is officially open. The warming house is open on Saturdays and Sundays for supervised hours. Stop by for free hot chocolate, a cozy fire and a place to escape the cold. Masks are required inside the warming house. Check the barricades located at the rink to see if it is safe to skate. Green signs indicate the rink is open, red signs mean it is closed. The Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Department will offer rink status updates online at https://ww...

  • New lax program roams into town

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Jan 26, 2022

    Growing up in New Jersey, Jay Moody started playing lacrosse before he was in kindergarten. "I was always an East Coast guy before I was transferred out here to Chicago," the Hinsdale resident said. "I thought lacrosse was going to be bigger out here than it was." The father of three boys was disappointed that the only acknowledgment he saw of his favorite sport were signs saying, "No throwing lacrosse balls" at the elementary schools. So Moody, a former Brown University...

  • Tots rock out at Tot Rock

    Updated Jan 26, 2022

    The kids had a blast Tuesday morning at Tot Rock at the Clarendon Hills Community Center, co-sponsored by the Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Department and the Clarendon Hills Park District. With music and movement at its core, the class gives everyone a chance to sing, dance and play. Sammie Booth along with nanny Evelyn Lambrou, Keagan Bolotin with mom Joy and Rosemary Rowland with nanny Augusta McNeary all love the class. (Jim Slonoff photos)...

  • It takes a village - HILARY POSHEK, SALES AND EVENTS MANAGER AT THE LODGE

    Sandy Illian Bosch|Updated Jan 13, 2022

    You won't find any cubicles or stuffy conference rooms at Hilary Poshek's place of work. Tucked inside a nearly 100-year-old home designed by a famous local architect, Poshek's office is surrounded by 52 acres of trees and parkland known as Katherine Legge Memorial Park. As sales and events manager at The Lodge at KLM Park, Poshek spends her days showing potential event hosts what the venue has to offer and helping them to imagine how they will temporarily transform the rustic...

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