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 By Ken Knutson    Pulse    January 16, 2020 

A show fit for an ogre

Stage Door Fine Arts' production of "Shrek the Musical" opens at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at The Community House, with additional shows Saturday and Sunday as well as next week, Thursday through Sunday (see...

 

Enhancing emotional wellness in the winter

The winter months can bring a variety of experiences and expectations that can leave us feeling at times elevated and at other times exhausted. While some things are entirely out of our control, such...

 

Pet pic of the week

Puppies! We have seven, perfect "P" named puppies: Pickapeppa, Picotee, Pixie, Preacher, Puppeteer, Puscafe and Pushkin. These adorable hound/pointer pups are all ready to find their homes. They are...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse    January 9, 2020

Hinsdale cooks share recipes from 2019

Less than two weeks into the new year, cooks already can find enough recipes online to take them through 2020 - and beyond! Before plunging into the "741 best dinner recipes" or the list of "Southern...

 

Pet pic of the week

Hank is a super handsome, Basset Hound mix with lots of goofiness and love to give to his family. He weighs 46 pounds, is 3 years old and is best suited to a family with children 10 or older. He is...

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse    January 9, 2020

Misericordia goes country to benefit Heart of Mercy

The Misericordia Women's League will take its annual fundraiser off the March Madness court for a coun- try-music inspired fete with a goal to raise nearly a half a million dollars to help children...

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse    January 2, 2020

Curtain rises on 2020 shows

With the debut of 2020 comes the opening - or continuation - of a number of entertaining and thought-provoking productions at the area's theater venues. From plays to musicals, Shakespeare to Shrek,...

 

Marijuana edibles pose real danger to kids and teens

Yum! Gummy bears, brownies and cookies are children's favorite treats, but when they are infused with marijuana, wrapped in appealing packaging and increasingly accessible, we are setting up a...

 

Pet pic of the week

Dollop is a beautiful black and white kitty who was found on the streets in Hinsdale. She was severely underweight, so our team worked to get her in with a wonderful and loving foster family who...

 

Holiday happenings

Holiday Magic Dec. 26-31 Brookfield Zoo 8400 31st St. (708) 688-8000 https://www.czs.org Celebrate the holiday seasons at Chicagoland’s largest and longest-running lights festival. Sing to the animals and enjoy professional ice-carving...

 

What are you doing New Year's Eve?

Spots in Hinsdale and nearby towns are offering a variety of ways to ring in the new year - whether you want to celebrate at noon or midnight. Count down with the kiddos • Start the New Year's Eve...

 

Pet pic of the week

Pete is an adorable 8-week-old, mixed breed puppy who is in need of a home. He is a very sweet boy who will make his future family for happy for a lifetime. This cute puppy is in our Jordan Crist Dog...

 

Chicago is spot for winter wonder

Winter break is a great time to head into Chicago and take advantage of the array of attractions and museums to enchant and enlighten everyone in the family. Here are a few destinations to consider....

 

Pet pic of the week

Meowee is a gorgeous 18-month-old tabby cat who knows she is beautiful. She has been spayed and is up-to-date on her vaccinations. Now is a great time to adopt while the shelter is running its 50...

 

Holiday happenings

‘Lights and Miracles’ Dec. 19 The Community House 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale The Sounds Good! choir will perform eight holiday songs under the direction of Jonathan Miller and accompanied by Richard Sladek. Sounds Good! is a choir of older...

 

Caitlin Doman and Ryan Newman

Caitlin Ann Doman and Ryan Douglas Newman were married Nov. 16, 2019, at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Hudson, Ohio. The bride is the daughter of Joseph and Marianne Doman of Hudson, Ohio. She is...

 

Holiday happenings

Next Chapter Social Club: Interactive ‘Elf’ screening Dec. 12 Hinsdale Public Library 20 E. Maple St. (630) 986-1976 https://www.hinsdalelibrary.info Next Chapter Social Club is a series of programs specially designed for teens 16 and older and a...

 

Village holiday traditions shine bright

Part of what makes the holidays special are the traditions that adults and children alike come to know and love. One group of residents is bringing a special tradition back to life this holiday...

 

Pet pic of the week

Toby is a handsome, 50-pound, 2 1/2-year-old Labrador retriever/chow chow who is best suited to families with children at least 13 years of age. He is neutered, up-to-date on his shots and ready to...

 

Assembly instills lifetime of service for local teens

After spending their first few months away at school, a group of students will return home to Hinsdale over winter break to celebrate their cumulative efforts volunteering and raising money for a...

 

Spirit of giving

Sip and Shop Dec. 12 Jeans & a Cute Top Shop 34 E. First St., Hinsdale A portion of sales will be donated to Simply from the Heart, an organization that deploys a “glam squad” to individuals with terminal illnesses or life-threatening diseases,...

 

Coping strategies to help manage holiday stress

We’re all at risk of being “overcooked” by holiday stress. Whether you’re a host or a guest, going out or staying in, spending time with others or alone, a variety of factors can impact our moods and stress levels. What will I serve for...

 

Holiday happenings

Lights and Lagers Dec. 6 Brookfield Zoo 8400 31st St. https://www.czs.org/lightsandlagers Stroll along pathways illuminated with more than one million LED lights and sample a wide selection of beers while enjoying music and visits with animal...

 

Spirit of giving

Sherry Party Dec. 5 Vintage Charm 52 S. Washington St., Hinsdale childrenshomeandaid.org Bring a friend, sip bubbly and spread holiday cheer at the Hinsdale Auxiliary of Children’s Home and Aid annual party. Organizers are collecting gift cards...

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse    December 5, 2019

Village serves up seasonal delights

Get the holiday cheer cranked up at the Hinsdale Christmas Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 6, in downtown Hinsdale. The 54th annual event, sponsored by the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce, will...

 

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