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  • Community Events Calendar

    Updated Jun 13, 2024

    ARTFULLY DONE Drawing Workshop June 22 The Community House 415 W. Eighth St. www.thecommunityhouse.org (630) 323-7500 This fun, half-day workshop will focus on fundamental concepts such as measurement and proportion, shading and value in a supportive environment. No experience is necessary, and supplies are included. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $60. RR. MD Forest Photography June 22 Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center 9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs www.fpdcc.com (708)...

  • John Paro

    Updated Jun 12, 2024

    John Anthony Paro passed away on June 4, 2024, in Burr Ridge, just a few months short of his 94th birthday. John was born in 1930 to Croatian immigrants Ivo and Marija Paro in the Riverside neighborhood of Seattle, Wash., a tight-knit community that made an indelible impact on his character and outlook. The family moved 11 years later to San Pedro, Calif., where John attended Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Junior High School, San Pedro High and Loyola Marymount University. As...

  • John Paro

    Updated Jun 11, 2024

    John Anthony Paro passed away on June 4, 2024, in Burr Ridge, just a few months short of his 94th birthday. John was born in 1930 to Croatian immigrants Ivo and Marija Paro in the Riverside neighborhood of Seattle, Wash., a tight-knit community that made an indelible impact on his character and outlook. The family moved eleven years later to San Pedro, Calif., where John attended Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Junior High School, San Pedro High and Loyola Marymount University....

  • A Sunday afternoon in Burlington Park

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Jun 5, 2024

    A rainy start to the Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival Saturday morning didn't discourage first-time participating artist John Scanlon. "We still had people show up and I had a really good sale right off the bat," Scanlon said Sunday, noting that serious buyers are the ones who come out in inclement weather. Scanlon's decision to skip a show he usually attends in Minnesota to come to Hinsdale last weekend was a good one, and not just from a financial perspective. He was chosen as...

  • Summer camps

    Updated Jun 5, 2024

    Summer Day Camp Through Aug. 9 The Community House 415 W. Eighth St. www.thecommunityhouse.org (630) 323-7500 Kids entering first through eighth grade will create memories and safely enjoy time with their peers. The camp offers a variety of creative learning experiences including sports, drama and environmental awareness to name a few. The camp is broken up into weekly themes, with the field trip, activities and projects for the week related to the theme. Before (7 to 9 a.m.) and after (3 to 6 p.m.) care is offered at an...

  • Norman Victor Chimenti

    Updated May 29, 2024

    Norman Victor Chimenti, 83, of Westmont, a former longtime Hinsdale resident, died peacefully on April 7, 2024, surrounded by family after being ambushed by a rare and fast-moving form of cancer. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, BJ. He is survived by his sons, Derek and Chad; his daughters-in-law, Marybeth (Marszewski) and Katie (Lynch); and his grandchildren, Savanna, Dante, Madeline and Siena. A memorial celebration will take place at 11:30 a.m. Saturday,...

  • 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...

  • Owners utilize preservation incentives

    Pamela Lannom|Updated May 22, 2024

    Andrew O'Connor and Katie Lambert were thrilled to move from Chicago into an 1883 Gothic Revival home at 136 N. Washington St. in November 2021. They were not as thrilled with the staircase leading to the second floor. "When we moved in, we couldn't bring furniture upstairs. We slept on the first floor, on the mattress on the floor, for a few days. Then we decided we need to renovate," Katie said. Eventually they were able to get a bed upstairs, but they knew a construction...

  • Mission accomplished

    Updated May 22, 2024

    James Bruckner was focused on his role in dousing walkers in the 18th annual Walk the Walk for Mental Health Sunday morning on the corner of Sixth and Thurlow streets. With more than 700 participating in the walk to benefit The Community House Counseling Center, Bruckner didn't miss an opportunity to splash them with colorful powder. Please turn to Page 32 for more pictures. (Jim Slonoff photo)...

  • Summer camps

    Updated May 22, 2024

    Summer Day Camp June 3-Aug. 9 The Community House 415 W. Eighth St. www.thecommunityhouse.org (630) 323-7500 Kids entering first through eighth grade will create memories and enjoy a variety of creative learning experiences including sports, drama and environmental awareness, to name a few. The field trip, activities and projects relate to each week’s theme.. Before (7 to 9 a.m.) and after (3 to 6 p.m.) care is offered at an additional cost. Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $375 a week, $80 a day. RR, MD Animal Advocates June 3...

  • Walking the Walk with a colorful tint

    Updated May 22, 2024

    The 18th annual Walk the Walk for Mental Health, which benefits The Counseling Center at The Community House, was held Sunday morning. Under blue skies and bright sunshine, the colors of the rainbow were thrown about at several color stations set up along the one mile route. More than 700 walkers raised more than $70,000 to support the center. The Hinsdale Central's boys track team was recognized for being the highest fundraising team, and Madison School won the "Big Blue...

  • Bicycles built for 71

    Updated May 22, 2024

    The Hinsdale Rotary along with the USO sponsored their annual Bikes for Military Kids program on Saturday morning at The Community House. Funds raised from the Hinsdale Rotary Run Charity Classic helped purchase 71 bikes and helmets for service members' children. (Jim Slonoff photos)...

  • Incentive program finds willing market

    Ken Knutson|Updated May 15, 2024

    Historic homes in Hinsdale that in the past might have fallen victim to the wrecking ball are being saved thanks to village measures to promote preservation. The historic overlay district established in 2022 and the voluntary incentives like zoning relief and matching grant funds that go with district eligibility have persuaded a number of homeowners to remodel rather than raze, officials attest. "It seems like the zoning relief in and of itself was enough, in some cases, to...

  • Student athlete profile - Isabella Walls-Rodriguez

    Ken Knutson|Updated May 15, 2024

    What was your goal heading into your senior soccer season? Just trying to make it far as we can in the season and postseason and building a team where we can actually achieve that. When did you start playing soccer? I started when I was about 7. My family was living in Turkey, and I was the only girl on my first soccer team there. And then you moved to Italy? Yes. I was part of the first girls soccer team at my school there. It’s always good to just be a part of something new. How is youth soccer different in the States? T...

  • Tips for helping teens headed college or coming home

    Alisa Messana|Updated May 15, 2024

    'Tis the season of college acceptances. Social media feeds are full of proud parents making announcements. Graduating high school is indeed an exciting time filled with anticipation of setting off into young adult life. Yet, teens are still Adults In Training. This time can be filled with as many highs and lows as prior teen years. Recently, I've noticed more high school grads who head to college and return home before semester's end, often to attend intensive mental health...

  • Good news

    Updated May 15, 2024

    GALA SUPPORTS RMH CHARITIES The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana’s annual gala, Light the Way Together, raise more than $1.7 million to help connect thousands of families a year with high-quality medical care and resources. More than 800 guests were in attendance at the April 27 event, held at The Geraghty in Chicago. Photos appear online at www.facebook.com/thehinsdalean. TEEN EARNS SCHOLARSHIP Joy Shen of Hinsdale is one of 2,500 to earn a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship. National M...

  • Couple shares story of ALS diagnosis

    Pamela Lannom|Updated May 8, 2024

    Brian Davis and Katy McNeil began their married life as so many couples do - living in Chicago with plans to start a family one day and move to a house in the suburbs. They met in 2012 as law school students at the University of Michigan and married in 2016. Their first daughter, Ada, arrived four years later. When Ada was still a toddler, Brian began noticing various physical changes. He experienced difficulty swallowing and sometimes slurred his words. The first neurologist...

  • Ask an expert - LEVI BROWN, CHMS PRINCIPAL AND ENVIRONMENTALIST

    Ken Knutson|Updated May 8, 2024

    What does it take to be a Green Ribbon school? As a rookie social studies teacher in Fairfax, Va., Levi Brown was troubled that his school was not recycling paper. "I took empty copy paper boxes and sent an email to all the staff asking if I could put a box in their rooms" to collect discarded paper, recounted Brown, principal of Clarendon Hills Middle School. A great plan, until he realized the school had no recycling dumpster. "I went around and got them and piled them all i...

  • Nurse finds niche at new concierge medicine practice

    Sandy Illian Bosch|Updated May 8, 2024

    Illness doesn't work on a 9-to-5 schedule. That's just part of why RUSH Concierge Medicine is the right choice for its members, said Marie Runyan, registered nurse and concierge nurse navigator at the Hinsdale facility. Opening its doors at 32 E. First St. just a month ago, RUSH Concierge Medicine is a new addition to both the RUSH brand and to Hinsdale. Concierge medicine provides members with 24/7 access to their doctor. Wellness care, including physicals, immunizations,...

  • 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...

  • Robbins Park infiltrated by new homes

    Pamela Lannom|Updated May 1, 2024

    Drive down some streets in Robbins Park and only a closer look reveals homes have been torn down and rebuilt. On other blocks, new homes outnumber original ones. Some new construction blends in with the historic neighborhood. Other houses, due to size or design, clearly look out of place. This is true of many residential neighborhoods in Hinsdale, but Robbins Park has been a National Register Historic District since 2008. At that time, 65 percent of its 475 homes were deemed...

  • Norman Victor Chimenti

    Updated Apr 27, 2024

    Norman Victor Chimenti, 83, of Westmont, a former longtime Hinsdale resident, died peacefully on April 7, 2024, surrounded by family after being ambushed by a rare and fast-moving form of cancer. Norm was born in Chicago in 1940 to Dante and Laura (Magrini) Chimenti of Chicago. He spent his early years on Chicago's west side, moving further west when it became time to attend Hinsdale Township High School. Norm inherited a good mind and a strong body from his parents. These...

  • Volunteers highlight rewards of the job

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    "Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle." - Benjamin Franklin In honor of National Volunteer Month, The Hinsdalean reached out to four Hinsdale residents who have spent years, even decades, volunteering to ask them why the work is important and what they enjoy most about it. Peggy Bremner has spent Monday mornings for the past 4 1/2 years volunteering at the front desk of Wellness House. "I was looking for local nonprofits that I could get involved with, and Wellness...

  • Wellness House walk to hit the streets

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    As a radiation oncologist at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Arpi Thukral often struggled to help her cancer patients find psycho-social support, exercise programs and nutrition resources. "That's when I first had found out about Wellness House," she said. Thukral is serving as co-chair of this year's Walk for Wellness House on Sunday, May 5. Touring the Hinsdale facility, coordinating the annual fundraising ball and joining the board of directors deepened her...

  • Art and culture a priority at Hinsdale Public Library

    John Kokoris|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    I am heading to Oak Brook's Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art this weekend to see, among other things, a cinnabar screen encrusted with carved gemstones. The screen was a birthday present to the Chinese emperor Qianlong in 1791, and since my own birthday is fast approaching, it seemed like a good time to research gift ideas. Right now, I just can't decide between asking my wife for a gem-encrusted cinnabar screen or just a night off from doing the dishes. To free up some money...

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