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Even with her requisite 200 hours of training behind her, Piyorose Narakol felt ill equipped on her first day as an au pair. Placed with a host family in Virginia, the young woman... — Updated 8/7/2020

 

Ask an expert - MIKE OETTING, ADULT SERVICES LIBRARIAN

How can folks explore the world without leaving home? Those who enjoy Hinsdale Public Library's travel presentations share a certain wanderlust. But these days, the Voyager's... — Updated 7/29/2020

 

Ask the experts - AYESHA TRUMAN & BILL WALSH, CELT MEMBERS

How is District 86 leaning into the issue of racial equity? Hinsdale High School District 86 recently launched a Culture and Equity Leadership Team to gather stories from people of... — Updated 7/22/2020

 

Ask an expert - business profile - IDESIGN SALON AND BLOW DRY BAR

After months without a cut or color, clients of iDesign Salon and Blow Dry Bar in Hinsdale are in for a treat when they return for their first post-shutdown appointment. While its... — Updated 7/15/2020

 

Ask an expert - CHLOE ATTLAN, COMPETITIVE DEBATER

How do you prepare for an online debate? Hinsdale's Chloe Attlan was elated in early March after she and debate partner Ajay Jejurikar won the district qualifier for the National... — Updated 7/8/2020

 

Ask an expert - KHUSHBOO JOSHI, PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Why is pelvic floor health important? In the early months of 2020, physical therapist Khushboo Joshi was busy tweaking a telehealth version of her new private practice as a means... — Updated 7/1/2020

 

Ask an expert - STUART MCCARROLL, FOOD & BEVERAGE EXECUTIVE

What will the post-COVID 19 food scene look like? When colleagues in the food and beverage industry started sending Stuart McCarroll lockdown pictures from China at the start of... — Updated 6/24/2020

 

Ask an expert - agent profile - ANNA FIASCONE, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES CHICAGO

Since recently selling her Hinsdale home of eight years, real estate agent Anna Fiascone has some advice for other professionals in her field. Sell your own home. "It reminds you... — Updated 6/19/2020

 

Ask an expert - Alexis Cameron, child therapist

How can parents help children understand and combat racism? "Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable is what nurtures transformation." This counsel from child therapist Alexis Ca... — Updated 6/10/2020

 

Ask an expert - business profile - Page's Restaurant

When Cissy Rallo heard the news that Gov. JB Pritzker was closing down eateries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she froze. "I think I was in shock, and I wasn't thinking about... — Updated 6/3/2020

 

Ask an expert - Business profile - Hinsdale Animal Hospital

No owners allowed. That was the new reality inside Hinsdale Animal Hospital once the state’s shelter-in-place restrictions went into place in mid-March. Deemed an essential busine... — Updated 5/27/2020

 

Ask an expert - business profile - Koshgarian Rug Cleaners

As the rain continued to fall Sunday night, Jordan Koshgarian's phone continued to ring. Peoples' homes had water where it didn't belong, and they knew to turn to the century-old... — Updated 5/20/2020

 

Ask an expert - business profile - Sweet Ali's Gluten-Free Bakery

The majority of the sales at Hinsdale's Sweet Ali's Gluten-Free Bakery have historically come from walk-in patrons. When COVID-19 altered that history two months ago, owner Ali... — Updated 5/13/2020

 

Ask an expert - business profile - Vern Goers Greenhouse

For more than 50 years Hinsdaleans have turned to the experts at Vern Goers Greenhouse for their gardening needs. And while things are a bit different this time around, owner Phil... — Updated 5/6/2020

 

Ask an expert - business profile - The Fruit Store

While businesses everywhere scramble to reinvent themselves in light of the COVID-19 lockdown, John Yurchak said it's pretty much business as usual at The Fruit Store in Hinsdale -... — Updated 4/29/2020

 

Ask an expert - business profile - King Keyser

Just a few months ago, cycling was a way for Rick Johnson, co-owner of King Keyser in Hinsdale, to get outdoors and stay in shape. Now, it's become his business. Cycling and bike... — Updated 4/22/2020

 

Ask an expert - business profile - Cafe La Fortuna

Cafe la Fortuna owner Angela Lavelli said she didn't think her Hinsdale business would be able to continue operations when Illinois eateries were ordered to cease dine-in service... — Updated 4/15/2020

 

Ask an expert - business profile - Hinsdale Wine Shop

Many Facebook pages are filled with inspirational messages or coronavirus jokes. Sean Chaudhry's reads like a promotional piece for Hinsdale businesses. Last week, he enjoyed... — Updated 4/14/2020

 

Ask an expert - business profile - Fuller's Home and Hardware

During this season of social distancing and sheltering in place, operating a small business has arguably never been more challenging. Paula Goss, owner and manager of Fuller's Home... — Updated 4/14/2020

 

Ask an expert - MICHAEL STROKA, C0-FOUNDER & CEO

What is the goal of the American Nutrition Association? A healthy diet isn't one-size-fits-all. That's something that Michael Stroka learned the hard way. Despite eating what he... — Updated 4/14/2020

 

Ask an expert - agent profile - Larysa Domino, broker, @ Properties

Larysa Domino's career as a real estate broker is a convergence of all the things she loves - people, her community, her family and finance. "It's been a great fit for me," said... — Updated 3/25/2020

 

Ask the experts - Chief John Giannelli & Firefighter Bob Patitucci

How is the fire department responding to COVID-19? Residents reaching out to 911 with a health emergency during this time of heightened vigilance may be asked a number of... — Updated 3/18/2020

 

Ask an expert - Daniel Leung, speech team member

What's the secret to speech team success? Last year's IHSA state speech final was triumphant for Hinsdale Central, which took home the first place trophy. But team member Daniel... — Updated 3/4/2020

 

Ask an expert - KAYLEIGH EXCELL, STUDENT SPEAKER

What has a hearing impairment taught you? Hinsdale's Kayleigh Excell doesn't communicate with sign language or have trouble verbalizing her thoughts. The Hinsdale Central senior's... — Updated 2/27/2020

 

Ask an expert - Dr. Noura Dabbouseh, cardiologist

How can people care for their hearts? February is National Heart Month, a nudge for people to show some love to their cardiovascular system. Cardiologist and Hinsdale Central... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

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