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Pet pic of the week

Ollie is a handsome, large mixed-breed dog who is looking for his forever home. He would do well with kids 10 and older. He's a smart and sweet 1-year-old whose adoption fee is... — Updated 3/3/2021

 By Rachel Simmons    Pulse 

Sex, drug ed are critical during unprecedented times

There are five main sources where students may learn about sexual health and drugs: school, friends, family, media and their environment. Many schools offer programs focusing on... — Updated 3/3/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse 

Women writers talk women writers

With favorite authors, it often doesn't matter what their next book is about. Their fans know they want to read it. "There are certain writers, they could write anything and you... — Updated 3/3/2021

 By Maura Schoo    Pulse

Discover a new hobby at the library

With the never-ending snow, now is the perfect time to revisit a former hobby or get excited about something new like bird watching, genealogy, or learning a language. Online... — Updated 2/24/2021

 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

Pandemic can't silence speech

Hinsdale Central senior and speech team member Sophie Biancalana said the season started out with her filming herself delivering motivational talks in her basement for... — Updated 2/24/2021


Pet pic of the week

Helga is a beautiful blue cream 2-year-old cat who would make a great addition to any household, as she would do well with kids of any age. Her adoption fee is $75. The Hinsdale... — Updated 2/24/2021


D181 kids take on role of interviewer

Best-selling author Ben Mezrich has been interviewed by CNBC, Vanity Fair and Pharrell Williams. Oh, and nine students from Community Consolidated District 181. Ben and his wife,... — Updated 2/18/2021


Cardiologist debunks five heart failure myths

As a cardiologist specializing in heart failure, I’ve helped hundreds of patients and their families focus on the facts about this serious medical condition. In the age of... — Updated 2/17/2021


Pet pic of the week

Maebelle is a beautiful beagle mix who has the best ears at HHS. She's looking for a family with kids 8 and older. A sweet 2-year-old, her adoption fee is $250. The Hinsdale Humane... — Updated 2/17/2021

 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

Honoring Black heritage

February is Black History Month, and there are plenty of ways to observe the occasion from the comfort of one's home. Hinsdale Public Library staff members have recommended the... — Updated 2/10/2021


Pet pic of the week

Puff is a handsome orange tabby cat who is looking for his new family with kids 8 and older. He's a gentle 4-year-old whose adoption fee is $75. The Hinsdale Humane Society Tuthill... — Updated 2/10/2021

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Women's league devotes its heart to Misericordia

While reflecting on her nearly decade-long tenure with the Misericordia Women's League, this year's Heart of Gold award recipient, Kathy Connor, attributes the league's success to... — Updated 2/10/2021

 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

Downtown changes in works for diners

While other restaurants are welcoming diners back indoors, Vistro will remain closed, offering only take out. When the doors do reopen - possibly at the end of this month - Vistro P... — Updated 2/4/2021


Pet pic of the week

Dakota is a handsome husky mix who is looking for his new family with kids 10 and older. He's a goofy 2-year-old whose adoption fee is $250. The Hinsdale Humane Society Tuthill... — Updated 2/3/2021


Managing your teen's anxiety during the pandemic

Due to the global pandemic, our world is full of more unknowns than ever before. Everything feels different, and with the pace at which things are changing, we're all living... — Updated 2/3/2021


Tori Cardoza and Michael Cothard

Tori Cardoza and Michael Cothard, both of Napa, Calif., have announced their engagement. The bride is the daughter of Tim and Gaye Cardoza. She is a 2016 graduate of the Colorado... — Updated 1/27/2021


Pet pic of the week

Gracie is a beautiful black and white cat who is looking for her new family with kids 8 and older. She's a pretty 1-year-old whose adoption fee is $75. The Hinsdale Humane Society... — Updated 1/27/2021

 By Karen Keefe    Pulse

Enjoy games galore at Hinsdale Public Library

Often, people use the library to learn more about something they don't know. Why are my stupid houseplants turning yellow? How do I make a tagine? What does Doris Kearns Goodwin... — Updated 1/27/2021

 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

Love the one you are

While Feb. 14 is for demonstrating and embracing affection with another, the day preceding has become an occasion for loving the one in the mirror. Feb. 13 is Self-Love Day, and... — Updated 1/27/2021


Trivia Night set to be a virtual success

At the first Trivia Night the Hinsdale Historical Society hosted five years ago, about 80 people filled Immanuel Hall to take part in the event. "Last year we had close to 200... — Updated 1/20/2021


Good night's sleep a good prescription for tying times

Can’t sleep? Can’t blame you. Is it the COVID-19 pandemic? The economy? Your children’s school situation? Climate change? We all have something that keeps us up at night. Sleep can’t solve these kinds of problems, but it... — Updated 1/20/2021


Pet pic of the week

Kirby is a handsome, large mixed-breed dog who is looking for his new family with kids 10 and older. He's a playful and happy 1 1/2-year-old whose adoption fee is $250. The... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Light Up the Night to illuminate virtually this year

Working as a Chicago Public Schools speech pathologist, Clarendon Hills mother-of-two Jen Alsman saw first-hand the struggles low-income families faced while striving to provide... — Updated 1/15/2021

 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

Events salute civil rights leader

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which marks the birthday of the man whose name is synonymous with the fight against systemic racism and championing for equal rights for all... — Updated 1/13/2021


Pet pic of the week

Lola is a beautiful tabby cat who is looking for her new family with kids 8 and older. She's a sweet and gentle 4-year-old girl whose adoption fee has been generously donated. The... — Updated 1/13/2021


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