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Fall brings out the best in the town we all love

The autumnal equinox at 2:20 p.m. Sept. 22 heralds the arrival of what some — including many at this newspaper — believe to be the best season of the year: fall. Yes, we know some have labeled Sept. 1 as the start of “meteoro... — Updated 9/15/2021


Extend season's enchantment with outdoor events

Wait, summer’s not over yet! Yes, the resumption of school and the winding down of Hinsdale Community Pool operations can make it feel like the fun-in-the-sun times are setting into the horizon. But lament not, for delights... — Updated 8/25/2021


Masks aren't only measure to keep students safe

Students head back to school next week in Community Consolidated School District 181 and Hinsdale High School District 86. We’ve already written about the importance of getting vaccines for teens who are eligible and wearing... — Updated 8/18/2021


All the lessons point to getting students vaxxed

The start of school is around the corner. Unfortunately, it will again begin under the cloud of COVID-19. Thankfully this year, unlike in 2020, a majority of the population has been vaccinated, a crucial step in limiting the... — Updated 8/11/2021


Hinsdale could host its own Summer Games

The Tokyo Olympics — which start Friday — will feature 11,000 athletes competing in 339 events across 33 sports over 17 days. The 621 members of Team USA hope to capture their fair share of the 5,000 medals available (made out... — Updated 7/21/2021


Parks, rec month elevates often overlooked spaces

How often do you give thanks for your nearby park? We often take these refreshingly open and family-friendly expanses for granted, local features that are just another part of the landscape. But while the style and footprints of... — Updated 7/14/2021


Summertime and the livin' is pretty darn good

What’s the recipe for a perfect summer? Living in a great town like Hinsdale that no longer faces COVID-19 restrictions. As of tomorrow, that will be us. So today, even though summer doesn’t officially arrive until June 20,... — Updated 6/9/2021


Get out in the open - and open a book or two

Can you think of a summer activity that doesn’t require a mask or a vaccine to participate and can be done anywhere? Reading. The Summer Reading Program kicks off June 7 and runs through July 31 at the Hinsdale Public Library,... — Updated 6/2/2021


Life in Hinsdale starting to get back to normal

“We’re near the end.” Those were the words of Village President Tom Cauley at Tuesday’s night Hinsdale Village Board meeting — the first to be held in person since the pandemic hit in 2020. There’s a lot of good news wh... — Updated 5/19/2021


Ten votes at D86 meeting: six or seven too many

You know the quote about insanity? Last week’s Hinsdale High School District 86 board meeting was a prime example, as the seven-member board did the same thing over and over trying to elect a new president. They took nine — yes... — Updated 5/12/2021


Past gets a fresh look during Preservation Month

Save the past. Enrich the future. That’s the motto guiding the work of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which helps sponsor Preservation Month each May, in partnership with local organizations like the Hinsdale Histo... — Updated 5/5/2021


Wanted: Volunteers to help Hinsdale nonprofits

Two weeks ago, we extolled the virtues of volunteering in honor of National Volunteer Month. Today, we offer some specifics for those interested in acting on our call to service. Five nonprofit agencies in town as well as the... — Updated 4/28/2021


Make a donation that gives life beyond your own

April is National Donate Life Month, established in 2003 as annual occasion to encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to honor those who have saved lives through the gift of donation. In Illinois,... — Updated 4/21/2021


Hinsdale rich with reasons to celebrate volunteers

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill One of our favorite initiatives at The Hinsdalean has been our Making a Difference partnerships with the nonprofit agencies in... — Updated 4/14/2021


Plenty is at stake in April 6 consolidated election

Seventeen candidates are running for nine open seats on the library and school boards in Tuesday’s election. Add in the uncontested candidates — one for village president, three for village board and three for four-year terms... — Updated 3/31/2021


Hinsdalean recaps endorsements for April 6 election

The Hinsdalean offered its endorsements for library and school board candidates in the March 11 and 18 issues. The races for Hinsdale village president and village board and the four-year terms on the Community Consolidated... — Updated 3/31/2021


Youth no safeguard to threat of colorectal cancer

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. The agency’s... — Updated 3/24/2021


Two incumbents, two newcomers endorsed for D86

✔︎ Kevin Camden ✔︎ Tamakia “TJ” Edwards ✔︎ Debbie Levinthal ✔︎ Jeff Waters Justin Baron Peggy James Mark Pinnow Karen Shannon Marty Turek Terri Walker Voters will elect four individuals to serve on the Hinsdale... — Updated 3/18/2021


Kleber deserves another two years on D181 Board

✔︎ Margaret Kleber Christine Dannhausen-Brun Incumbent Margie Kleber and challenger Christine Dannhausen-Brun are vying for the two-year seat on the Community Consolidated District 181 Board. We endorse Kleber to complete the... — Updated 3/10/2021


Incumbents, newcomer get nod for library board

✔ Mary Bock ✔ Amy Glynn ✔ Kristin McDaniel ✔ Richard Munson Ryan Trombly In the race for Hinsdale Public Library Board, incumbent candidates Mary Bock, Amy Glynn, Kristin McDaniel are joined by newcomers Richard Munson and... — Updated 3/10/2021


Heart month pumps drive toward healthier living

Each February, the country celebrates American Heart Month by endeavoring to adopt healthy lifestyles to prevent heart disease. Focusing on one’s heart health has never been more important. People with poor cardiovascular health... — Updated 2/24/2021


Saluting those who show heart for helping others

Happy Valentines Day! Sunday is the 14th, of course, but it’s never to early to spread the love. Each year at this time, The Hinsdalean extends “valentines” to those helping to make the community a little more loving place. W... — Updated 2/10/2021


Public comment back where it belongs in D86

Four times last year we criticized leaders in Hinsdale High School District 86 for the way they handled residents who wanted to express their opinion at a board meeting. Today, we congratulate them. For the first time in four... — Updated 2/3/2021


Region 8's move to Tier 2 is exciting news, kinda

Welcome, Tier 2! Now we can get back to high school basketball games, eating at our favorite restaurant and inviting 49 of our closest friends over to watch the playoffs, right? Wait a minute, that’s Tier 1. Tier 2 is much less e... — Updated 1/20/2021


Giving blood a wonderful way to foster healing

Like so many facets of life since COVID-19 hit, blood drives and blood donation centers were shut down or severely restricted as a health precaution. Thankfully, those activities have resumed, and individuals are being urged in... — Updated 1/13/2021


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