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CENTRAL TIME Scholarship application April 7 deadline Applications for the $1,000 annual Christopher J. Chute Memorial Scholarship are being accepted from members of Hinsdale Central's Class of... — Updated 3/23/2023

 By Ken Knutson    60 Seconds 

Familiar face to lead Community House programs

Kelci Bednar relishes the scenes around The Community House that accompany summer's arrival. "It's great to see the building so full," she said, noting the many activities also are... — Updated 3/22/2023

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Grube makes history as first female board chair

Ann Grube didn’t intend to make history when she started volunteering with The Community House in 1983. She and her husband, John, had just moved to Hinsdale from Manhattan.... — Updated 3/15/2023


Luck certainly not limited to the Irish

“If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough,” the popular saying goes. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow — and with no disrespect to the Irish — we’d like to offer our own twist on the saying. “I... — Updated 3/15/2023


Meeting roundup

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board Among other business March 9, board members: • agreed they would like to hire a search firm to help find a replacement for Chris Covino, assistant superintendent of academics, who will... — Updated 3/15/2023

 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

Instructors inspire gallery

Clarendon Hills Middle School art teacher Michael Bale embraces opportunities to display his own work. "Mostly because it motivates me to make stuff that otherwise I would put off,"... — Updated 3/8/2023


Campaign calendar

March 16 The Hinsdalean will host a candidates night for the individuals running for the Hinsdale High School District 86 Board at 7 p.m. at The Community House, 415 W. Eighth St. The event will be moderated by WGN’s Ben... — Updated 3/8/2023



How can meditation relieve stress? One of the biggest misconceptions about meditation, said Stephanie Frantz, is that you have to stop your thoughts. "We have anywhere from 40,000... — Updated 3/1/2023


Women's history, early village history intersect

Hinsdale’s first international celebrity just happened to be a woman. Loie Fuller, born in 1862 in the midst of a bitterly cold January, did not take long to discover her love of being on stage. “After Loie was able to walk,... — Updated 3/1/2023


Attorney shares skills to better her community

Long before she ever set foot in the village, Shilpa Upadhye knew she would one day live in Hinsdale. While studying at the University of Michigan, she became friends with a fellow... — Updated 3/1/2023


New state rep hosting open house on Friday

To help build community and connect with residents, state Rep. Jenn Ladisch Douglass (D-45, Elmhurst) is hosting an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at 1 S. Cass Ave. in Westmont. “Building relationships with... — Updated 2/22/2023

 By Ken Knutson    Experts


How can people protect themselves from identity theft? Statistics reveal that fraud and identity theft claim a new victim every 22 seconds. Just when many think all the scams have... — Updated 2/15/2023


Marion Treadwell Berry

Marion Treadwell Berry, 99, formerly of Hinsdale and Oak Brook, died Feb. 5, 2023. Marion carried a strong Christian faith, which was very important to her daily life and the up... — Updated 2/15/2023

 By Pamela Lannom    Sports

Pro/parent partnership nets success

Parents who coach in the Jodie Harrison basketball program say they are amazed to see how much the players develop over the course of the season. "It's such a great program,... — Updated 2/8/2023

 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

A little goes a long way

How about a taste? That's the invitation extended to a couple of upcoming events in town that tap experts in libations for participants to enjoy an ounce of education and a full... — Updated 2/8/2023


Hinsdalean set to launch election coverage Feb. 9

For the first time in The Hinsdalean’s history, there is a single contested race on the spring ballot. Only Hinsdale High School District 86 has attracted more candidates than there are open seats in the Tuesday, April 4, electio... — Updated 2/1/2023


Helene "Lorraine" Wolfe

Helene "Lorraine" Wolfe, nee Rosedale, 93, of Burr Ridge, formerly of Hinsdale, passed away Jan. 19, 2023. Lorraine was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1929 to Dr. Raymond... — Updated 1/26/2023

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Experts gather to save historic estate

The eight-bedroom, seven-bath home at 505 S. County Line Road is more than just an old house for sale, listing agent Dawn McKenna of Coldwell Banker said. It's an iconic... — Updated 1/25/2023


Helene "Lorraine" Wolfe

Helene "Lorraine" Wolfe, nee Rosedale, 93, of Burr Ridge, formerly of Hinsdale, passed away Jan. 19, 2023. Lorraine was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1929 to Dr. Raymond and... — Updated 1/24/2023


Young actors ready to take on 'Matilda'

Those who attend the Stage Door Fine Arts production of "Matilda the Musical" should come prepared for an evening that includes a little bit of everything. From tender songs that... — Updated 1/18/2023


Brighten gloomy days by getting out of the house

The new year opened with almost three weeks of warmer than normal temperatures, with highs in the 50s last week and this week. But 2023 also has brought us more than our fair share of cloudy days as well. You can probably count on... — Updated 1/18/2023

 By Ken Knutson    News

Man arrested for Oak Brook home invasion

Hinsdale officers were among those called to Oak Brook after a residential burglary Jan. 13 on Luthin Road. A South American man has been charged with two felonies in connection with the break-in, which took place while a girl who... — Updated 1/18/2023

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Strangers' simple gesture made all the difference

The doorbell rang shortly after dinner Tuesday night. As I flipped the deadbolt and opened the door, I expected to find someone trying to sell me more popcorn or more cookies (both... — Updated 1/11/2023

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Nonprofit leaders reflect on past year

In the final article in this annual two-part series, leaders of Hinsdale’s nonprofits take a look back at 2022 and share one wish for 2023. The Hinsdale Historical Society, Hinsdale Humane Society and Wellness House were... — Updated 1/11/2023


The spot for tots

The Community House held an Adult & Tot Sports Stop class last month. With an eye on developing basic sports movement and motor skills, the tots and with their dads were all in... — Updated 1/11/2023


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