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Corrections Allison’s name should have been included in a paragraph of Community Revue cast members in Pamela Lannom’s March 17 column. Sixth-grader Charles Davis, seventh-grader Samuel Gilman and eighth-grader Nick Podolak... — Updated 3/23/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Getting older not too bad if you do birthdays right

I celebrated my 55th birthday on Monday. I remember distinctly when my mom turned 55. At that time, drivers were not allowed to travel 65 mph on the highway, and we joked how she... — Updated 3/23/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Laughter, good friends get us through tough times

We stood in the green room Saturday night before our final performance of "Hinsdale Unmasked" and talked about all that's happened since our last Community Revue in 2020. We've... — Updated 3/16/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

If laughter is best medicine, revue is Rx for you

Tomorrow night is opening night. I am certain I can speak for all of the cast of "Hinsdale Unmasked" - the 2022 Community Revue - when I say we can't wait to perform for an audience... — Updated 3/2/2022

 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

Revue returns at the perfect time

When life deals a pandemic, you can be sure The Community House Players will tease the humor out of it. The veteran troupe is back with its 2022 Community Revue, "Hinsdale... — Updated 2/23/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

'Family ties' shares stories of adoptees - like me

Growing up, I didn't know a soul who was adopted. As an adult, I find the opposite is true. Adopted people are everywhere. At a 2020 Community Revue cast party, I learned that two o... — Updated 2/2/2022

 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

Stage to honor one of its brightest stars

During the final performance of "Hinsdopoly," the 2019 Community Revue, the curtain wouldn't open. The cast - including audience favorite Dick Johnson - waited backstage, holding... — Updated 9/1/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Which films will I root for Sunday? Only two

I don't remember the last movie I saw in a theater. Do you? Ooh, wait - I do. I saw "Frozen 2" on March 8 of last year - the day after I was out much too late at the cast party for... — Updated 4/21/2021

 By Susan OByrne    Opinion

BJ's light will continue to shine

Everybody knew her. She was an icon, a mainstay, a beloved figure zipping down the street in her sleek little car with the personalized license plate, "BEEJ." You'd see her... — Updated 4/14/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

Women writers talk women writers

With favorite authors, it often doesn't matter what their next book is about. Their fans know they want to read it. "There are certain writers, they could write anything and you... — Updated 3/3/2021


BJ Chimenti

Barbara Jean Morgan Chimenti, formerly of Hinsdale, died peacefully Feb. 22, 2021, surrounded by family and beloved pets, after courageously fighting a rare cancer for several... — Updated 3/3/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    News

Nonprofits adapted to meet 2020 demands

As the new year begins, The Hinsdalean traditionally reaches out to the leaders of the village’s seven nonprofit agencies, inviting them to offer a recap of the previous year and to share one wish for the new year. This is the... — Updated 1/6/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

2020 may be rocky, but October still rocks

October is my favorite month of the year. I love everything associated with it - and fall. Pumpkin spice lattes and other pumpkin treats. Corduroy and cashmere (not necessarily... — Updated 10/7/2020


Ly Hart Hotchkin

Ly Hart Hotchkin, 95, a community activist for more than 50 years, died peacefully Aug. 23, 2020. Ly attended Chicago Public Schools and the University of Chicago, Class of 1947. She was employed as executive director of The... — Updated 8/26/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Bidding farewell to yet another Revue friend

I first met Ly Hotchkin some 30 years ago. If I remember correctly, I had just become managing editor of The Doings when I was sent to The Community House to meet her. Ly wanted... — Updated 8/26/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Five years too late, I'm on 'Hamilton' bandwagon

I'm often late to the party. I started listening to Steve and Garry on the Loop in August 1993, just about a month before the two ended their 15-year run. I became a fan of The... — Updated 7/15/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Consummate TV newsman was also our friend

He was a fixture in Chicago journalism. His death was the second story on the 10 o’clock NBC news Tuesday night. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tweeted about his loss. But to many... — Updated 6/10/2020


So glad we had this time together, revue friends

Sixteen years ago, seconds before the curtain rose on my first Community Revue, I received some great advice from our director. “Remember the moments,” he told me. I still have the list of memories I wrote after the 2004 show,... — Updated 3/11/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Music the universal language - just turn on TV

We all have those songs that transport us back to a particular moment in time. Play Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel" and I'm on the dance floor at the Hippodrome in... — Updated 3/4/2020


Four more years! Leap Day's moment has arrived

Leap Day! That quadrennial quirk of our time-marking system — rendering the shortest month a little less short and making winter seem a LOT longer — is upon us. But we shouldn’t complain about more days on the calendar.... — Updated 2/26/2020


Community Revue back with 'Hinsdopoly'

Even if you're not in the cast, you might see yourself on stage at this year's Community Revue. Hinsdale's spoof on itself returns Feb. 28-29 and March 6-7 to once again poke fun... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Susan OByrne    Opinion

Revue offers more than just a laugh

Back in the olden days, when I taught literature, I often began with a broad discussion of what "comedy" and "tragedy" mean. Broadly speaking, classical comedy is a structure; the... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Events to shine light on Angel Harvey Health Center

The Angel Harvey Family Health Center provides traditional health services to more than 13,000 patients annually in the Chicago area. But the access to vital resources and... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Twenty-nine days to opening night and counting

Four short weeks from tomorrow is opening night for “Hinsdopoloy,” the 2020 Community Revue. I’ve been part of the revue cast for 16 years now. For those of you who aren’t... — Updated 1/29/2020


Here's to ringing in more than just a new year

The last days of one year and the first days of the next are traditionally a time to analyze events of the past 12 months and set goals and expectations for those to come in the next 12 months. Today we offer a fusion of both,... — Updated 12/30/2019


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