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Hinsdale's spirit of giving is worth gobbling about

With one week until Thanksgiving, Hinsdaleans are stocking up for a holiday feast while also taking stock of the many reasons to be grateful over the course this year. We are thankful to have a front row seat to multitude of ways Hinsdaleans share...

 

Hinsdale story part of 'fake news' coverage

Remember the “Hinsdale School News” some folks in town received right before the April 2 election? The eight-page publication — printed on newsprint to look like a local newspaper — was...

 

For love's sake, don't look away

One year and one day ago, a 93-year-old woman ran down my wife, Susan, on the sidewalk on First Street, shattering her, shoulders to knees. Sue and I were out for our daily walk. Those were our times...

 

Slow down D86 science curriculum change

Concerned taxpayers are circulating a petition to “Slow Down” the plan for substantial cuts and other changes to our highly successful science curricula at Hinsdale South and Hinsdale Central. Otherwise, these changes will be imposed in fall...

 

Mazzochi vote against lower insulin prices

Both legislative houses of Illinois voted overwhelmingly this past week to cap what diabetics pays for insulin to $100 a month. Majorities of both Democrats and Republicans voted yes, yet Rep. Deanne Mazzochi (IL-47) refused to support the bill. She...

 

Tales of two student papers has much to teach us

Student journalists at Northwestern and Harvard universities have been taking a lot of heat lately for doing their jobs. At The Daily Northwestern, reporters were harshly criticized for the way they covered fellow students who protested U.S. Attorney...

 

Holiday crafts intriguing, likely to remain undone

I’ve always loved crafts. As a kid, I would ask for different kits as Christmas gifts and then spend the days of winter break burning wood (and often my finger) or modeling clay. Even as an adult,...

 

'Why?' is life's most important question

In a recent community theater production, I portrayed a woman who has an affair. “Becky” loved her husband and son, endured a boring job with good humor and did not suffer in any way. Her...

 

Post 250 receives our salute at series' close

With the approach of Veterans Day on Monday, our collective spirit of gratitude is directed to those who put on the uniform and, in many cases, put themselves in harm’s way to defend this nation from threats to freedom. Over the past year we’ve...

 

Essays prompt contemplation, composition

What do you believe? I just finished reading the responses of 80 people to that question in “This I Believe,” a book released in 2007 (and discovered recently on my bookshelf). It’s based on an...

 

Discovering I had the write stuff

Do you remember where you were when you discovered who you could be? I do. I was at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Well, at least in my imagination. My favorite television character,...

 

The land of Red Devils easy prey for dark side

It’s Halloween in Hinsdale. A time of revelry for both young and old as children finally get to don those carefully chosen costumes, while parents make them put a jacket over because it’s 37 degrees. But lurking in the shadows, just beyond the...

 

Snowy Halloween certainly presents challenges

When Ralphie wakes up to see the snow glistening on the ground, the ice-covered trees sparkling in the sunlight, he’s filled with wonder. Of course, in “A Christmas Story,” this scene happens...

 

When love writes the story

No matter how much you prepare or plan for it, parenthood has a way of writing its own story. Its love has a strength that is greater than I could have ever known. My own journey to become a mother...

 

Tell legislators, Verizon that 5G isn't wanted here

My first glimpse of Hinsdale was of kids skating in Burns Field. It was an idyllic picture straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. It was this serenity that made us move to Hinsdale. Now I feel this serenity is being threatened by the influx of...

 

Demand answers, new laws regarding 5G rollout

What’s your image of Hinsdale? I see a special place of tree-lined streets, manicured lawns, neighbors talking and children playing in the park. Unfortunately, we’ll soon need to add a 5G small cell tower to the background of these images. Drive...

 

We salute principals, role models for future leaders

October is National Principals Month, a month-long recognition of school leaders to honor their endless commitment to the success and well-being of the students under their care. We asked the community’s principals — those serving in Districts...

 

Shelter celebrates 40 years of helping victims

If you were worried a friend or family member was suffering from domestic abuse, would you know the signs to look for? Would you know where she could turn for help? If you know Hinsdale’s Bana...

 

Downstairs at the Hartmanns

Our family moved to Hinsdale in 1976, buying a more spacious house on a wooded lot with an easy walk to the train. An especially appreciated feature was our much-needed, first-ever basement. We...

 

Village, merchant partners made wine walk a success

The Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the village of Hinsdale for their partnership in the first annual Hinsdale Wine Walk on Oct. 17. The chamber and village brought 350 wine enthusiasts to downtown historic Hinsdale to tour 23 wine...

 

Parents, kids can pledge to remain drug-free

Two out of 10 high school seniors have used marijuana in the past month. Six percent reported daily use. About 36 percent have used it in the past year and 43 percent have used it during their lifetime, according to the National Institute on Drug Abu...

 

It's the most wonderful time of the year

I have long been a fan of fall. While others are lamenting the end of sunny, 85-degree days, I long for the arrival of the autumn (but not so much that I acknowledge "meteorological fall" on Sept. 1...

 

Peer buddies comfort more than freshmen

They say that time flies. They say that these four years will go by in a flash. But I remember my first day of freshman year. It was a scorching hot day in August. A short-sleeved gray dress was not...

 

Newspaper Week honors America's story

Test your knowledge of the U.S. Constitution with this quiz question: What are the five freedoms enshrined in the First Amendment? If you need a hint ... “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free...

 

Feline VRBO closed for the season, indefinitely

This spring a litter of kittens sought shelter in a window well on the south side of our house. Once our dog Lizzy discovered them, they decided to seek other accommodations. The kittens that took up...

 

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