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 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion 

And the winner is ... The Hinsdalean

Just before we sat down to watch the Illinois Press Association’s annual editorial awards lunch last Thursday, I asked Jim Slonoff a question. “Is there any chance we won the sw... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

Change of seasons is just what we need

“But when fall comes, kicking summer out ... as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your... — Updated 9/23/2020

 
 By Amy McCauley    Opinion 

'Dream house' is in the eye of beholder

Every home has a story to tell. We live in an orange brick 1960s colonial revival. Our Realtor affectionately called it the "Leave It to Beaver House." Our house was well-loved,... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

Thanks to all who made shredding day a success

On behalf of the American Legion Post 250 of Hinsdale, I would like to thank all the wonderful people who came out for our “Shred your Documents” event. All of you helped make this event a huge success, We would to try and... — Updated 9/23/2020

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Get to know our new contributing columnists

When we announced this summer that we were looking for new contributing columnists, we didn't expect to have the largest applicant pool we've seen in years. (Perhaps being stuck at... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

This month the time to get or use a library card

Perhaps you’ve seen the photo of Ridgway Burns on his bike, pulling a small book trailer, on the cover of the Hinsdale Public Library’s fall 2020 newsletter, “Beyond Books.” Burns is wearing his helmet and — thanks to... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

Don't trust lawmakers with more taxing authority

Here’s the reason you should vote no on the proposed “fair tax” amendment to the Illinois Constitution. The amendment gives the legislature power to increase taxes on any group of taxpayers with no limits and no... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

Host homecoming parties or have schools reopen?

Over the past few weeks of high school online, teachers have been told about multiple homecoming parties being planned. This is happening while some of the same families are begging for the schools to be reopened. I am amazed that... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

Nothing bigger than the little things

If there's one thing that the pandemic has taught me, it's that the over-scheduled and over-consumerized lifestyles that we were once living is not sustainable. The societal... — Updated 9/16/2020

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Stellar ribs perfect end to unofficial summer

Dan and I love to grill. We don't use a traditional charcoal grill (takes too long) or a Green Egg (too pricey) or one of those Weber wood pellet grills (too new). We have your... — Updated 9/9/2020

 

Honoring one another is heart of Patriot Day

“Today, let us remember that our union — forged and strengthened through adversity — will never be broken and that the immeasurable sacrifices of our patriots will never be forgotten. — Presidential Proclamation on Patriot... — Updated 9/9/2020

 

Rhetorical question fit for current times

One of my friends from college used to post questions on a little dry-erase board on the outside of his freshman dorm room door. He wrote the questions for fun - and to see how we... — Updated 9/9/2020

 
 By Susan OByrne    Opinion

Kid favorites have adult appeal

You see them everywhere these days. Their names are Max, Tillie, Sadie, Dixie, Leo, Rocky, Pepper. They are joyful, bounding around on lawns, their entire little bodies vibrating... — Updated 9/2/2020

 

Pool staff made summer wonderful for so many

I love to have contact with friends and people. I love water and swimming! On June 22 happiness began for swimmers and “water-lovers” when the Hinsdale Community Swimming Pool opened for three hours per day. We learned that... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

British classic, YouTube parodies top distractions

In the early days of the pandemic, I turned to Dan Brown. I mean, if the fate of the world rests on Robert Langdon's ability to decipher the next location where a killer will... — Updated 9/2/2020

 

Observing Labor Day through COVID-19 lens

Memorial Day to Labor Day. That’s how we typically celebrate the beginning and end of summer, enjoying its arrival with weekend getaways or barbecues, then mourning its departure with the same. Like Memorial Day, Labor Day... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 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

 

Know what day it is? It's special for some reason!

Wow, is it really true that September bursts on the scene next week? No doubt many of us are still trying to keep up with day, let alone the month. And with every new month means a fresh set of obscure holiday observances in our... — Updated 8/26/2020

 

Travel in the age of COVID-19

Even in the best of times, I'm a bit squeamish about breathing the shared air in an airplane cabin. If my fellow passengers start coughing and sneezing around me, I try to keep my mind off of germs floating in my direction by... — Updated 8/26/2020

 

Health department can't keep changing the rules

Was that a cough? A sniffle? Did it take place in a classroom? Or a school hallway? Then that student — and her siblings — must be sent home to quarantine until a COVID-19 test comes back negative or a doctor makes an... — Updated 8/19/2020

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

DIY podcast (sort of) helps me survive hiatus

I've been a little obsessed with Brené Brown's "Unlocking Us" podcast since I first was introduced to her in February by Tim Ferris on his eponymous podcast (notice a theme... — Updated 8/19/2020

 
 By Laura LaPlaca    Opinion

Comfort food key for unnamed time

I am challenging myself to write this column without (not once) mentioning that word we are all tiring of. Here goes ... I would not consider myself a good cook. Adequate, yes. I... — Updated 8/19/2020

 

Residents happy D181 is following 6-foot guideline

As concerned residents, we would like to express our gratitude to the District 181 Board of Education for staying diligent to the CDC’s recommendations of distancing at least 6 feet. As COVID numbers continue to rise, in... — Updated 8/19/2020

 

New D181 board member is confused about justice

As a parent of two students in D181, I received the survey to which the previous author and current board member referred (Bill Cotter’s Aug. 6 letter). Given the choice of a five-day in-school option and a fully remote track, I... — Updated 8/19/2020

 

Take notes, university bound, for new universe

We’ve all heard it expressed ad nauseum by this point: School will look much different this fall. That, of course, includes the college campus experience. And while some may be studying remotely and others are able to receive in-... — Updated 8/12/2020

 

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