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Hinsdale has everything shoppers could want

If there’s ever been a time to look locally for your holiday shopping purchases, this year seems to be it. With the volatility of COVID-19 encouraging a stay-close-to-home vibe again and supply chain challenges playing havoc... — Updated 12/1/2021


An abundance of reasons for which to give thanks

If we could come up with one reason to be thankful for each day of November — up to and including Thanksgiving — in 2020, we certainly can do so in 2021. Complaints seem to be in abundant supply this year. But if we stop, take... — Updated 11/23/2021


Giving Tuesday helps us get in the holiday spirit

Winston Churchill is credited with saying, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Anyone who’s looking to lean into that life should circle Nov. 30 on the calendar. Giving Tuesday is the “wor... — Updated 11/17/2021


Paying tribute to nation's heroes on Veterans Day

Having Veterans Day fall on a Thursday is a special treat for us. Every November for several years now we have recognized veterans who live in town — or whose family lives in town — with a write-up and photo. This year we are r... — Updated 11/10/2021


Family, friends crucial in addressing Alzheimer's

Currently, more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and one in three seniors dies from it. Two-thirds of Americans ages 65 and older living with Alzheimer’s are women. By 2050, the number of people... — Updated 11/3/2021


Scary scenarios imagine different course of events

Zombies. Witches. Evil clowns. Executioners. Werewolves. Vampires. There’s plenty to be frightened of each Oct. 31. Equally horrifying is the following list of scary scenarios. Each year at The Hinsdalean, we come up with our... — Updated 10/27/2021


No clear explanation for what's going on in D86

We are baffled. We’ve watched and listened to the discussion of grading practices in Hinsdale High School District 86 from the Sept. 30 and Oct. 14 board meetings. We’ve been attending and reporting on school board meetings... — Updated 10/21/2021


Red Ribbon Week especially important this year

At a time when people of all ages continue to struggle with the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the anti-drug message of Red Ribbon Week is more important than ever. The weeklong campaign, which runs Oct. 23-31,... — Updated 10/14/2021


HCS needs extend beyond Hunger Action Month

If you’ve visited the website for HCS Family Services this month, you’ve seen some pretty funny pleas for donations. “Let’s roll with it!” “Nothing is impastable!” “Just pudding it out there” The seemingly... — Updated 9/29/2021


Early intervention is key to saving lives

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us in some way. While the long-term mental health repercussions may not be clear, the challenges of the last 18 months are sure to be taking a toll on many. September is National Suicide... — Updated 9/22/2021


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


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