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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)...

  • Catching up with ... Amy Owens

    Pamela Lannom|Updated May 15, 2024

    Amy Owens had undergone a cancer diagnosis, a total mastectomy and chemotherapy when I first met her in 2007. She had generously agreed to meet with me once a month for a year as she recovered from a rare form of breast cancer, invasive triple negative ductile carcinoma, as part of our Making a Difference partnership with Wellness House. I talked to her again in September 2009, about a year after my story was published and days before she celebrated her second year of being...

  • On the cover - A wall for wellness

    Updated May 9, 2024

    More than 3,000 people attended this year's Walk for Wellness House on Sunday morning to help support cancer survivors, families and friends. The funds raised - more than $750,000 - support free programming for individual cancer patients and their family members. Prior to the walk the dedication wall was open for walkers and runners to honor, remember or encourage friends affected by cancer by sharing a "Why I Walk" message. Please turn to page 36 for more pictures. (Jim...

  • Walking - and running - the walk

    Updated May 8, 2024

    More than 3,000 people participated in the annual Walk for Wellness House Sunday morning. The walk/run raised more than $750,000, which will be used to support free programs for individuals and family members impacted by cancer. Wellness House hosts more than 500 programs a month in areas such as nutrition, exercise, support and counseling and child and family support. Ernie Turcotte (in purple on left) was the top fundraising participant as well as a member of the The Crown...

  • 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...

  • Help wanted: Nonprofits are in need of volunteers

    Updated Apr 24, 2024

    April is National Volunteer Month. We hope you were inspired by the stories of the four volunteers we shared on Page 5. In case you were, we’ve compiled a list of volunteer opportunities at the six largest nonprofits in Hinsdale. Many also have junior boards open to teens. Candor Health Education The nonprofit organization educates students, their trusted adults and communities on the topics of puberty, sex and substance abuse prevention. Like all nonprofit agencies listed here, Candor relies on volunteers to serve on its b...

  • 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...

  • High schooler finds rewards in helping kids

    Sandy Illian Bosch|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    Sasha Wolff said she wasn't prepared for the impact that becoming a Homework Helper at the Hinsdale Public Library would have on her life. "It's just been so rewarding to see kids be proud of themselves," said Wolff, who spends time after school helping younger students with homework, school assignments and academic improvement. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade have been invited to attend Homework Helpers between 4 and 5 p.m. a few afternoons a week at the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Good news

    Updated Mar 13, 2024

    LOCALS HOST ‘VOTE’ GALA DuPage County Board member Kari Galassi and former board member Greg Hart, both of Hinsdale, teamed up to host the first annual Bank Your Vote Gala Feb. 9 in Rosemont. The event brought together 750 Illinoisans and raised almost $500,000 that will be used to encourage residents to vote early or by mail in the 2024 elections. “We brought residents from around the state together for one of the largest gatherings of the Illinois Republican Party in recent memory,” Galassi said Kari. “Hundreds of attendees...

  • Five I celebrate during Women's History Month

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Mar 13, 2024

    Many Women's History Month pieces focus on women whose names we all know - pioneers like Marie Curie or Rosa Parks. Or they might highlight less prominent figures like Rosalind Franklin, the British scientist whose work led to the Noble Prize-winning discovery of the double helix, the credit for which went to a group of men. I'm taking a different approach and saluting women who, during the time they lived or worked here, left their mark on Hinsdale. And on me. • Ly Hotchkin I...

  • Latino population growing in Hinsdale

    Updated Feb 28, 2024

    Greg DiDomenico of Community Memorial Foundation hopes a report detailing the growing Latino community in the western suburbs will help nonprofit organizations and policymakers better understand the needs of the region. “We always, as a foundation, have been working to understand the communities that we serve,” said DiDomenico, president and chief executive officer. “We’ve done demographic studies in the past. Given the recent census, it was a great opportunity to work with the expertise of the Great Cities Institu...

  • Mary Grace Burke

    Updated Feb 14, 2024

    Mary Grace Burke of Hinsdale died Feb. 9, 2024. She was born in 1947 in Black River Falls, Wis., to Glen and Phyllis Gearing. Growing up on a dairy farm as the eldest of seven children, Mary Grace quickly learned how to take charge and get things done. She was happy to tackle any project and had no problem letting people know the right way to do it. She attended the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, graduating with a degree in education. One day while waitressing at...

  • Meg DeBartolo Rogers

    Updated Feb 7, 2024

    Meg DeBartolo Rogers, 61, of Clarendon Hills, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 3, 2024. Meg's family was the most important thing in the world to her and she was so proud of her boys and grandchildren. She was a devoted friend to many and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Steve; her children, Michael (Christine), Jack (Courtney) and Sam (Caroline Ketcik); her grandchildren, Andie and Tyler; her mother, Maryellen; her father-in-law, John Rogers; a...

  • A little bit of love goes a long way to help others

    Updated Feb 7, 2024

    As is The Hinsdalean’s tradition the week before Valentine’s Day (next Wednesday, don’t forget!), we hereby issue our own “valentines” to those helping to make the community a more kindhearted place. Here are this year’s honorees as nominated by organizations in the village. • Amy and Emily Lohan, the mother-daughter team that works with the Hinsdale Humane Society’s trap/neuter/return program, manage a colony of feral cats to helps reduce cat overpopulation and euthanasia. It’s a side of rescue work that many people may not...

  • Village's service agencies take stock

    Ken Knutson|Updated Jan 10, 2024

    In part two of our annual feature looking back at the past year — and one wish for the year ahead — for the seven major Hinsdale-based nonprofit agencies, the leaders of Candor Health Education, Community Memorial Foundation, HCS Family Services and The Community House offer their reflections. The first installment ran Jan. 4. Candor Health Education Candor Health Education began the overhaul of its programming in 2016. This past year saw that effort reach completion. “Every program is now infused with social-emotional skill...

  • Nonprofit leaders reflect back on 2023

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Jan 3, 2024

    Each January, we talk to the leaders of seven major nonprofit agencies in Hinsdale about their experiences over the previous year and ask them to share one wish for the current year. The second article in this two-part series — focusing on Candor Health Education, Community Memorial Foundation, HCS Family Services and The Community House — will run Jan. 11. Hinsdale Historical Society With the village celebrating its sesquicentennial in 2023, it’s no surprise the past year was...

  • 'Twas the night before Christmas in Hinsdale

    Updated Dec 20, 2023

    'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the town The Hinsdaleans were scurrying, they rushed all around. For last-minute gifts and cards they did sprint, Armed with lists and ideas and maybe some hints. Gateway and Grant squares and downtown they traveled But with each stop, their nerves did unravel. The hustle and bustle had dampened their mood. They were tired and cranky and needed some food. They stopped for some lunch and looked over the list. To finish their...

  • A chapter ends at The Courtyard

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Dec 7, 2023

    Thirty-two years ago, Nancy Keenan, Sheila Botti and Kathy Ryan agreed to open a resale shop to benefit Wellness House at the request of Keenan's neighbor, Suzy Stout. Sisters Keenan and Botti and Ryan ("like a sister") met with a number of women who were going to be involved in the shop, which would help fund Wellness House's free programs for people faced with a cancer diagnosis and their families. "We met at Wellness House and kind of formulated a plan," Keenan said....

  • Marion Scott

    Updated Nov 21, 2023

    Marion Scott, nee Kickert, 99, of Willowbrook, passed away on Nov. 1, 2023. after a full and blessed life. She was born in 1923 to Richard and Bessie Kickert in South Holland. In addition to her role as wife and mother, Marion was a dedicated career woman, well ahead of her time. She worked 41 years at Standard T Chemical Co., holding several different positions, but her favorite position was purchasing agent. She loved all things finance and trading stock tips with the other...

  • Generosity is one of the hallmarks of season

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    Mark the holidays by making a life-impacting gift to a local nonprofit agency on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28. At the Hinsdale Humane Society, funds donated as part of #GivingTuesday2023 will help save animals’ lives by enabling the organization to offer the programs and services people and pets in more than a dozen area communities rely on. Contributions will be used to shelter strays, adopt out hundreds of homeless pets and provide veterinary care for animals in need. Visit www.hinsdalehumanesociety.org/donate. Gifts to Wellness...

  • It's beginning to look a lot like the holidays

    Allison Peters|Updated Nov 8, 2023

    Any walk through town would tell you that the holidays are just around the corner - and so is perhaps the biggest event of the winter season: The Community House Holiday Ball. This year's sold-out event on Dec. 2 is sure to dazzle lucky ticket-holders with eye-popping decor, all in a theme of the Roaring '20s. Best of all, proceeds from the event go directly to supporting one of the area's most vital organizations: The Community House. When I moved to Hinsdale, I primarily...

  • Good news

    Updated Nov 8, 2023

    MUSICIANS PICKED TO PLAY BY ILMEA Several students were accepted by audition to participate in the Illinois Music Education Association District 1 honor band, orchestra, chorus and jazz bands. Hinsdale Central Band — Alex Barbu, Sanuthi Edirisinghe, Austin Eldridge, Rohin Mendi, Atharva Naik, Vandana Sivakumar and Anna Wentling Chorus — Tiana Ball, Hannah Brown, Patrick Doppke, Lauren Doppke, Alia Islam, Ritvi Khurana, Grace McGowan, Shayla Patel, Anya Raman, Kamran Razi, Arjun Shah, Albin Stromberg, Pheobe Teoli, Pad...

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