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 By Jessica Butts    Pulse 

Grieving our normal lives during the coronavirus

Coronavirus has flipped our lives upside down in the past few months. Most areas of our lives have changed dramatically, including our work, school and social lives. With all these... — Updated 5/20/2020


Pet pic of the week

or your family - or maybe twp? You are in luck! We have two adorable kittens available for adoption. Venus (gray and white) and Atticus (black and white) are a bonded pair and must... — Updated 5/20/2020

 By Ken Knutson    Pulse 

Red Devils' graduation goes on

Today is graduation day at Hinsdale Central High School, and it will be a student send-off like never before. The ceremony already has been digitally recorded and will be watched... — Updated 5/20/2020


Pet pic of the week

Looking for a new friend for your family? Come in and meet Peanut, an 18-month-old Labrador retriever/Weimaraner mix. He is 51 pounds, neutered and best with children 13 and older.... — Updated 5/13/2020

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Hinsdale Juniors earn for Regional Rock Star Award

Hinsdale Junior Woman's Club recently stepped up to the plate to answer a call for help by those directly impacted by COVID-19 - the village's frontline heroes at AMITA Health... — Updated 5/13/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

Mental Health Month right on time

Mental Health Month has been observed the fifth month of every year since 1949. But the month of May has never looked quite like it does in 2020. "A lot has changed, obviously, in t... — Updated 5/13/2020


A love that spans social distancing

 — Updated 5/6/2020


Pet pic of the week

Looking for someone to brighten up your life? How about adorable little Phyllis? Phyllis is a 3-year-old black and white domestic short hair weighing just 6.6 pounds. Phyllis can... — Updated 5/6/2020


Get an immune system of steel with these three foods

As a kid, or maybe even as an adult, have you ever wished for a superpower? (My pick? Teleportation!) Nowadays, though, I suspect an increasing number of us would wish for an... — Updated 5/6/2020


Pet pic of the week

Elina is a beautiful 2-year-old Catahoula leopard mix, weighing 58 pounds, that needs a forever home. With one side of her face black, the other side white and gorgeous eyes, she... — Updated 4/29/2020

 By Clifton Saper    Pulse

Tips on staying centered despite COVID-19 anxiety

Overwhelming anxiety can have a marked impact on the quality of our lives - our overall functioning, our relationships, our work, our parenting abilities and our self-care. At the... — Updated 4/29/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

That's entertainment!

Fewer commitments and plentiful free time sound like the perfect ingredients for a good time. But mix in a stay-at-home order and social distancing precautions, and having fun is... — Updated 4/29/2020

 By Cynthia Dieden    Pulse

COVID-19 not the first pandemic to hit the village

When the Hinsdale Public Library celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2018, we perused old newspapers for nostalgia and remember seeing that the library closed its doors during the... — Updated 4/22/2020


The world at your fingertips

With museums, theaters and concert venues all shuttered due to COVID-19, finding sources of live entertainment and enrichment has never been more difficult. But thanks to technology... — Updated 4/22/2020

 By Alisa Messana    Pulse

Manage screen time with these quarantine guidelines

Dear parents, I feel your pain. If you were ambivalent about your child's screen time pre-pandemic, now you might really be feeling that way. Our kids are exclusively learning... — Updated 4/15/2020


Pet pic of the week

Johnson is an incredibly regal and dashing male cat, who at 4 years old, has found himself in need of a new home. He weighs 11 pounds and is as handsome as he looks in his photo.... — Updated 4/15/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

Expert shares strategies for parenting

Anxiety and stress can be normal and healthy responses but are often vilified, psychotherapist and best-selling author Lisa Damour said Tuesday night. "This is something that has... — Updated 4/15/2020


Pet pic of the week

This beauty is full of love and joy to bring to the family that chooses her. A mixed breed, Bristol is 14 weeks old and weighs 25 pounds, so she's going to be a larger dog. The... — Updated 4/8/2020

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Wellness House walk goes virtual to raise funds

In the midst of social distancing, one quarantine-approved activity has brought so many of us out of our homes — walking. For Wellness House, the influx of pedestrians taking to... — Updated 4/8/2020


Fear, isolation, hope and Holy Week

In the midst of the collective fight to stave off the scourge of COVID-19, Easter is arriving. For believers this is an occasion to exult in victory over death, in the hope of a gre... — Updated 4/8/2020

 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

Murrill: Hospital will weather the storm

For people who wonder whether staying home, practicing social distancing and washing hands makes a difference, the head of Hinsdale Hospital says it does. "That is critical to us... — Updated 4/2/2020


Pet pic of the week

Take a chance on Chance, a very sweet and handsome 9-month-old kitten. He is such an easy-going and fun-loving boy, he is approved for adoption to families with children of any... — Updated 4/1/2020

 By Teri Goudie    Pulse

CEOs can learn from kids in handling COVID-19

We were all a child once and now perhaps it is time to act like a child again. That sage advice is not a unique thought. It originates from Mr. Fred Rogers, the same television... — Updated 4/1/2020

 By Molly Castor    Pulse

The Hinsdale Public Library is closed but connected

A message from library's board president, Julie Liesse: "Those of us on the board of trustees understand - personally - how much our community relies on the library for... — Updated 3/25/2020


Bored? Check out these options for fun

These days, it's all about social distancing. Thanks to the internet, the great outdoors and some super creative people, Hinsdaleans can find lots of fun things to do while also... — Updated 3/25/2020


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