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 By Annie Krug    Pulse    September 19, 2019 

Being of a 'certain age' has its perks, too

Bette Davis had it wrong. Remember her famous line? "Old age ain't any place for sissies." Seriously? What part of life is for sissies? Toddlers are on a straight uphill battle learning how to walk,...

 

Pet pick of the week

Hans is a handsome, 3 1/2-year-old Shepherd mix pup who has found himself in need of a new home. He is best suited to an individual or family with children 10 or older. Come meet Hans and all of the...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse    September 19, 2019 

'There is hope. There is help.'

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is asking people to do one thing in recognition of Suicide Prevention Month in September - #BeThe1To. Be the one to ... ask. Keep them safe. Be there. Help...

 

A thought for food

The United States Department of Agriculture estimates that 31 percent of the country's food supply is thrown away. While the majority of that waste is from homes, one-third is from the retail sector....

 

Pet pic of the week

Monica is an adorable, 2-month-old tabby kitten who is ready to be adopted. She weighs just 2.1 lbs and still has lots of growing to do. She is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations. Now all she...

 

Wellness House embodies joy at upcoming ball

It can be defined as an exultation of spirit or quite plainly the joy of everything, but one agency is seeking to turn “joie de vivre” into an everyday philosophy for those living with cancer....

 

Patron Party celebrates Community Revue

The Community Revue is the kind of benefit performance that could make the executive director of any nonprofit nervous. It's edgy, irreverent and sure to raise an eyebrow or two. But the last revue...

 

Pet pic of the week

Sneezy is a gorgeous 10-week-old Collie mix puppy who is ready to find a forever family to love her as she grows up. She is spayed, up-to-date on her vaccinations, approved for adoption to families...

 
 By Edith Lule    Pulse    September 5, 2019

Talk often is best advice for sex ed, other topics

Growing up I wish my mother had taken the onus of having certain conversations with me rather than leaning on my older siblings to navigate those "talks." As a parent who happens to be rather versed...

 

Pet pic of the week

Calvin is a very handsome, buff tabby with white markings. Calvin, just 4 months old, is approved for adoption to an individual or family with children of any age. He is neutered, up-to-date on his...

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse    August 29, 2019

Make room for Labor Day leisure

Labor Day Weekend is here, to the disgruntlement of many. Summer is packing up, pools will soon be drained and all those fun, enriching activities planned for the season will have to wait another...

 
 By Molly Castor    Pulse    August 29, 2019

Author visit, voter registration, Birthday Bash all at Hinsdale Public Library this fall

Even though we start planning for our summer events and reading club in January, it still feels like summer passes in the blink of an eye. We could lament the shorter days and cooler weather, but we...

 

Baleigh Deitrich and Ryan Salvino

Duane and Theresa Deitrich of Logansport, Ind., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Baleigh Autumn, to Ryan Joseph Salvino, the son of Dr. Kevin and Colleen Salvino of Burr Ridge. The...

 

Central actors ready to tackle unknown

Hinsdale Central senior Tess Klygis isn't one to "just wing it." Whether it's a test, an audition or a performance, she likes to be prepared. And that's exactly why she decided to be part of the...

 

Pet pic of the week

Tandy is an adorable cattle dog mix puppy who is in need of a home. She is a very sweet girl who is excelling in our puppy training class. With a bit more training, she will make someone a wonderful...

 

Curtains rise on fall shows

Whether you're looking for drama, mystery or an emotional musical experience, it can be found on a stage not far from home. New shows are opening at theaters throughout the area, offering Hinsdaleans...

 

Pet pick of the week

There's not much to say about Andie, other than she is absolutely adorable and lovable, and is ready to find her forever home and start living her best life with her new family. She is a tabby/white...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse    August 8, 2019

Experience history firsthand

History is all Cicero says it is. It also can be dry, boring and seemingly irrelevant to all but its most avid students. That's where living history comes in. Programs that allow folks to witness a...

 

Pet pic of the week

Faye is a pretty 2-year-old Terrier mix pup who arrived very scared and shy. With extra socializing from staff and volunteers, she has turned into a complete lap dog and has blossomed into a sweet,...

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse    August 1, 2019

Double IPAs? Sours? The new brews

The final installment of our series on Hinsdale-area microbreweries ventures eastward to explore what's on tap at Blue Nose Brewery, BuckleDown Brewing and Imperial Oak Brewing. And don't forget -...

 

Pet pic of the week

Bubbles is a handsome 1-year old boy who is somewhat shy and will need to be the only cat in his house. His dashing good looks and charming personality will win anyone over. He loves to explore his...

 

Summer camps

DAY CAMPS Spring Hill Day Camp Aug. 5-9 The Chapel 620 N. Oak St., Hinsdale springhillcamps.com Students who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade will enjoy a climbing wall, archery, crafts, a water wall, team competitions and small group...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse    July 25, 2019

Entrepreneurs pour passion into brewing

The number of microbreweries in Illinois has more than quadrupled in seven years, from 54 in 2011 to 229 in operation last year. Chicago is home to dozens of them, but Hinsdaleans don't have to drive...

 

Pet pic of the week

Selena is a gorgeous, sweet as pie, Catahoula leopard mix dog. She is just 2 years old and is very loving and gentle. She is approved for adoption to families with children of all ages, which...

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse    July 18, 2019

Getting crafty

Craft breweries have been popping up at a head-spinning pace in recent years, pouring out inventive takes on trendy IPAs and old-guard Pilsners along with stunning stouts, crazy kolsches and other var...

 

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