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 By Ken Knutson    Pulse    November 21, 2019 

The inclusive world of Oz

The yellow brick road is passing through Western Springs this month, and a number of Hinsdale residents are following it to make their stage dreams come true. The Actors with Special Needs theater...

 

Pet pic of the week

Felicia is as adorable as they come. At 4 months old, she is a perfect age to start her life with a forever family of her own and approved for adoption into families with children of any age. She is...

 

Holiday happenings

Illumination: Tree Lights Nov. 23-Jan. 5 Morton Arboretum 4100 Route 53, Lisle (630) 725-2066 https://www.mortonarb.org This one-of-a-kind event will awe and delight visitors, with returning favorites and all-new experiences. Illumination will highli...

 

Spirit of giving

Thanksgiving Meal Drive Through Nov. 25 HCS Family Services https://www.hcsfamilyservices.org/2019/11/thanksgiving-meal-box/ A $25 donation will provide the following items for a local family in need: a 12- to 14-pound turkey, stuffing mix,...

 

Oh come, all ye ticket-holders

The season is upon us. Just look outside for confirmation, if you need it. The menu for Thanksgiving dinner still might be in the planning stages, but it's not too early to start thinking about how...

 

Pet pic of the week

Zee is a handsome, smart Labrador retriever/terrier mix who is looking for his very own forever family at the age of 1 1/2 years old. He arrived from an overcrowded facility and needed surgery to fix...

 

Holiday Happenings

Illumination: Tree Lights Nov. 23-Jan. 5 Morton Arboretum 4100 Route 53, Lisle (630) 725-2066 https://www.mortonarb.org This one-of-a-kind event will awe and delight visitors, with returning favorites and all-new experiences. Illumination will...

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse    November 7, 2019

How Peter Pan took flight

Origin stories are currently ripe Hollywood fruit - think "Captain Marvel" and "Joker" - revealing the core humanity within the costumed, fantastical heroes/villains fans know. In that popular vein...

 

Help a caregiver during National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. The Alzheimer’s Association is recognizing and honoring the more than 15 million people across the U.S. who are currently caring for a person living...

 

Pet pic of the week

Cricket is a stunning and tiny girl who at 3 years old finds herself in need of a new home. She weighs just 4.8 pounds and has a brain condition called cerebellar hypoplasia that results in walking...

 

Pet pic of the week

Bingo is a handsome Swiss mountain dog mix with personality plus! He is 2 years old, weighs 57 pounds and is best suited to families with children at least 10 or older. Bingo has been neutered, is up...

 

Marching to the beat of their own drums

The air is crisp and the generators are loud at Hinsdale Central Marching Band practice the evening of Oct. 21. The band is getting ready for Friday night's last regular home game of the season...

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse    October 24, 2019

Take the good with the gourd

What? Halloween is next week?! Fret not, jack-o-latecomers. Pumpkin hunting sites are still open throughout the area, most of them through Oct. 31, and they have lots of other amusements to offer to...

 

Pet pic of the week

Glory is a gorgeous, 3-year-old calico, approved for adoption to families with children of any age, because she blends into any environment effortlessly. A great mama cat whose kittens all have been...

 

Find a new fall favorite dish, drink with library's help

With a chill in the air, it's time for sweaters, apples and making something hearty on the stove. Fall is the perfect time to try to master baking or develop a signature cocktail. The Hinsdale Public...

 

Fallapalooza

Corn Harvest Saturdays in October Kline Creek Farm 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago (630) 876-5900 https://www.dupageforest.org After a quick session in “Corn College,” experience life as a field hand, helping to harvest this year’s crop...

 

Fall fest moving back to middle school

By Sandy Illian Bosch news@thehinsdalean.com The leaves might be changing and the temperatures might be dropping, but the real sign of autumn's arrival in Hinsdale is the annual Fall Family Fest. The...

 

Pet pic of the week

Tori is a gangly, gawky goofball who has been "sorted" into the Gryffindor house as part of the shelter's upcoming "Night at Pawgwarts" (see Page 44 for details). As her Harry Potter house indicates,...

 

Fallapalooza

Corn Harvest Saturdays in October Kline Creek Farm 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago (630) 876-5900 https://www.dupageforest.org After a quick session in “Corn College,” experience life as a field hand, helping to harvest this year’s crop...

 

Pet pick of the week

Bonnie Bell is a gorgeous 5-month-old tabby and white kitten who weighs about 5 pounds. She is a darling little girl who is spayed, up-to-date on her vaccinations and ready to go home right away to...

 
 By Ken Knutson    Pulse    October 10, 2019

Get fired up - for safety

Fire Prevention Week is the longest running annual public health observance in this country. Since 1922, the National Fire Prevention Association has sponsored week, which is timed to commemorate of...

 

Women philanthropists harness the power of 100

One newly formed organization is harnessing the power of 100 women philanthropists in one room, for one hour, to create a fierce fundraising powerhouse in our community. In 2017, Western Springs...

 

Fallapalooza

Oktoberfest Oct. 4-5 Naper Settlement 523 S. Webster St., Naperville (630) 420-6010 https://www.napersettlement.org Traditional cuisine and authentic beer will be overflowing in a giant heated tent, with lively Oompah music during the day and...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse    October 3, 2019

The fabulous flavors of fall

The week opened with a taste of Indian Summer, but today it feels like fall. And with the cooler temperatures comes the desire for heartier, more filling cuisine. At Page's, the chalkboard indicates...

 

Pet pic of the week

Boone is a big, handsome, lumbering Bloodhound mix, who at 3 years old is ready to saunter his way into a new forever family that he can love. His adoption fee is $25 off through this Sunday, Oct. 6,...

 

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