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Graduation speakers look back at unusual four years

Saanvi: To our entire Red Devil nation, thank you for joining us today to celebrate the Red Devil class of 2023. Fatimah: Honestly, none of it would be possible without the help of our parents, teachers and the D86 staff. Not to me... — Updated 6/7/2023

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion 

Tweets too short? Think about writing a column!

Sometimes a piece of writing will make you laugh. Or cry. Or think about something in a completely new way. Our contributing writers have crafted columns that do all of those... — Updated 6/7/2023

 By Katie Hughes    Opinion 

Summer school is in session

Another school year has come to an end, and another summer has begun. Every single summer I’ve spent in Hinsdale has felt like a variation of the same thing over and over again... — Updated 6/7/2023


Summertime certainly a busy time in Hinsdale

Whether you celebrate meteorological summer, which began June 1, or wait for the June 21 solstice for the official kick-off, the fun that marks the season in Hinsdale has begun. The Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce held its first... — Updated 6/7/2023


Letter - Runner says its time for village to turn fountains back on

Can someone explain why the public water fountains in Hinsdale are off? I know during the pandemic public fountains in schools, office buildings, airports, parks, etc. were turned off. But those have been brought back into... — Updated 5/31/2023

 By Bill Barre    Opinion

The case against dogs

They say dogs are man's best friend. I wonder who came up with that? A dog, of course. And why wouldn't they be, considering all we do for them. In fact, let's build two lists.... — Updated 5/31/2023

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

So long, eighth grade - we're moving on!

By the time you read this - or soon after - I will officially be the parent of a high school student. I believe the technical term these days is "rising freshman," but I think that... — Updated 5/31/2023


New board in D86 off to a rather rocky start

The new board in Hinsdale High School District 86 has been busy. After almost 90 minutes in closed session at a special meeting May 24, board members voted 6-0 (Asma Akhras was absent) to affirm the “leave with pay” status of S... — Updated 5/31/2023

 By Denise Joyce    Opinion

Best souvenirs often tales worth telling

The question recently overhead in a Hinsdale boutique wasn't meant for me but I could have answered it. "When do you leave for Europe?" I didn't catch the answer because I was on a... — Updated 5/24/2023


Honoring those lost in effort to keep all free

In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly, Scarce heard... — Updated 5/24/2023


Letter - Writer recommends 'Our Town' for Central actors

Recently, The Hinsdalean published an article about the musical “Urinetown” that was presented by Hinsdale Central High School this spring. Grace McGowan said “It’s the American Revolution with pee.” I can’t help but... — Updated 5/17/2023

 By Kevin Cook    Opinion

Dickensian moment with a movie ticket

The oversized, fire engine red, old-style movie ticket hanging on the wall had my full attention. Whatever conversation was occurring around me melted away. I was fixated on the... — Updated 5/17/2023

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Yearbooks great fun in the moment, decades later

Today, May 18, in the commons at Hinsdale Central, the yearbook is coming. The 80th edition, to be precise, of El Diablo. I learned this from a very dramatic video, presumably made... — Updated 5/17/2023


Keep the conversation about mental health going

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We’ve certainly made progress as a society when it comes to awareness of mental health and our willingness to discuss the topic. Hinsdale Central is doing its part to promote the... — Updated 5/17/2023

 By Lisa Seplak    Opinion

Do you believe in Kismet?

"When the student is ready the teacher appears. When the student is truly ready the teacher disappears." - Lao Tzu I love that quote. Aren't we all students making discoveries... — Updated 5/10/2023


Moms mean the world to their kids, at any age

Sunday we once again will celebrate the women we call Mom. Moms, it seems, do it all. They can soothe a crying baby and quiet the tantrums of a toddler. They can bandage a scraped knee and cook up just the right comfort food to... — Updated 5/10/2023

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Celebrating all women who have mothered me

Each of us had a mother. Whether we knew that woman, loved - or even liked - her, still have her or lost her to death or estrangement, we all are born to a mother. Those of us who... — Updated 5/10/2023


Letter - Hinsdale's new congressman ready to assist residents

Happy Sesquicentennial, Hinsdale! For those who don’t know me, I’m your new U.S. congressman, Jesús “Chuy” García. With new congressional districts in Illinois and across the country this year following the 2020 census,... — Updated 5/5/2023


Letter - Elected officials deserve recognition as volunteers, too

I appreciated your recent editorial on National Volunteer Month and the contributions of volunteers to our community organizations. As a former volunteer at the Hinsdale Humane Society, and for PTOs at The Lane School, Hinsdale... — Updated 5/3/2023

 By Jade Cook    Opinion

My mother's healing ritual of tea

My mother immigrated to the United States from England by way of Greece just a few years before I was born. My British heritage meant my childhood was steeped in tea with a splash o... — Updated 5/3/2023

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

D181 kids working to make world a better place

One of the things that has always impressed me about Hinsdale is how philanthropic its residents are - and I'm not just talking about adults. Kids at two District 181 schools are... — Updated 5/3/2023


The mission of Preservation Month never gets old

May is Preservation Month, and every year in observance the National Trust for Historic Preservation announces its Most Endangered Historic Places list. The list won’t be unveiled until May 9, but Hinsdaleans could probably come... — Updated 5/3/2023

 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Column writing just isn't getting any easier

I had months to work on my very first column. The Doings had recently been purchased by Pioneer Press and we were reformatting the paper. Editors at other Pioneer titles wrote... — Updated 4/26/2023


Library Week celebrates story HPL has to tell

“There’s more to the story,” sounds like a criticism a dissatisfied reader might make to a newspaper reporter. But this week, the phrase has a different meaning. There’s More to the Story is the theme of National Library we... — Updated 4/26/2023

 By John Bourjaily    Opinion

Thanks, kids, for the material

Of all the columns I've written over the years, the ones that usually elicit the most feedback are the stories about my children. It's an easy one for me. I like to play the part... — Updated 4/26/2023


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