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Spirit of giving

n Gavin Coyle: A Celtic Christmas Dec. 1 McAninch Arts Center College of DuPage 421 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn www.atthemac.org (630) 942-4000 Revel in the holiday spirit with award-winning recording artist Gavin Coyle as he brings... — Updated 11/29/2023


Holiday happenings

n Holiday Magic Nov 30 & Dec. 1-31 Brookfield Zoo 3400 31st St. (630) 688-8400 www.czs.org/holidaymagic Bright lights and magical nights await guests at the 42nd annual event. Visitors will enjoy more than 2 million twinkling LED... — Updated 11/29/2023


Pet pic of the week

Bunny is a 1-year-old German shepherd mix with a beautiful, dark brindle coat. She had to have a back leg amputated, but you would never know it! She is an active and playful pup... — Updated 11/29/2023

 By Ken Knutson    Pulse 

All the bells and whistles

When Hinsdale's Memorial Building was constructed in 1929 as a tribute to the village's war heroes, its clock tower housed a bell. The bell was replaced by a carillon system in 1973... — Updated 11/29/2023

 By Karen Keefe    Pulse

New ways to tell timeless stories

Whenever I talk about my Uncle Bob, my kids always say, "Is he the one who hated cats?" This is actually not something he is particularly known for. But, one of my dad's favorite... — Updated 11/21/2023


Spirit of giving

n Blanket drive Through Nov. 26 Hinsdale Covenant Church 412 S. Garfield Ave. (630) 323-2318 The church is holding its annual drive, collecting new or gently used blankets of any type — lap throws, baby blankets, spreads, sheets... — Updated 11/21/2023


Holiday happenings

n ‘A Christmas Carol’ Nov. 24-Dec. 30 Drury Lane Theatre 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace www.drurylanetheatre.com (630) 530-0111 Continue a tradition or start a new one by gathering the whole family for this heartwarming 30th... — Updated 11/21/2023


Pet pick of the week

November is National Adopt A Senior Pet Month, and Hinsdale Humane Society has two bonded dogs ready to go home. Meet Gordo (male) and Puppy (female), an adorable pair of chihuahua... — Updated 11/21/2023


Spirit of giving

n Operation Christmas Child Through Nov. 20 Hope Church 5707 Wolf Road, LaGrange Highlands www.samaritanspurse.org Fill a shoe box with toys, hygiene items and school supples to help The Samaritan’s Purse deliver millions of... — Updated 11/15/2023


Pet pic of the week

Winter is coming, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a lovely garden year round! Meet Garden, a gregarious 3-year-old who wants to be everyone’s best friend. Garden is a big girl who doesn’t quite know her own strength,... — Updated 11/15/2023

 By Susan Foley    Pulse

Learning to reframe failure is an important life skill

With students well into a new school year and exploring the excitement of new learning opportunities, friendships and extra curriculars, it is inevitable that at some point, they... — Updated 11/15/2023

 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

En garde, Mouse King!

It's not the holidays without "The Nutcracker," and several local ballet troupes are performing the classic story over the next several weeks. Hinsdale Dance Academy this weekend... — Updated 11/15/2023


No shortage of ways to say thank you

A heartfelt "thank you," a warm handshake or a friendly smile are all appropriate ways to show appreciation to a U.S. veteran. This Veterans Day, so is throwing out your unwanted... — Updated 11/8/2023

 By Allison Peters    Pulse

It's beginning to look a lot like the holidays

Any walk through town would tell you that the holidays are just around the corner - and so is perhaps the biggest event of the winter season: The Community House Holiday Ball. This... — Updated 11/8/2023


Pet pic of the week

Goldie is a gorgeous strawberry blonde who is very opinionated. She loves to tell you how she's feeling and might even give you a gentle little bop with her paw if she wants... — Updated 11/8/2023


Pet pic of the week

Boris is a friendly little guy who is looking for a very special home. Boris has tested positive for feline leukemia virus, an autoimmune condition that is highly contagious to... — Updated 11/1/2023

 By Amy McCauley    Pulse

A few of my favorite holiday things

The first glimmers of the holiday season are here. So let the festivities and planning begin. I love the thought of twinkly lights, celebrations and time with family and friends.... — Updated 11/1/2023

 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

Troop 10 reaches milestone

Hinsdale's Scout Troop 10 has come a long way in its 100 years, its appellation being no exception. "We were established as Troop 3," said Shreeman Patel, Troop historian and a... — Updated 11/1/2023


Pet pic of the week

Rajah is an energetic 3-year-old mixed breed who is looking for a home where she can run and play. She loves to jump in puddles and is learning to navigate agility obstacles, so... — Updated 10/25/2023

 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

Last chance to get your spook on!

October is a month filled with opportunities for fun, from fall festivals to spooky story nights. As the month comes to a close, many events already have transpired. But don't despa... — Updated 10/25/2023



Mayslake by Moonlight Tour Oct. 19, 21, 27, 28, 30 Mayslake Peabody Estate 1717 31st St., Oak Brook (630) 206-9566 www.dupageforest.org See Mayslake Hall in a new light. After the sun sets, enjoy a guided tour of this historic... — Updated 10/18/2023


Pet pic of the week

Vision was adopted from Hinsdale Humane Society as a puppy, then returned through no fault of her own. When she came back to us, she was shy and frightened, but she has been... — Updated 10/18/2023

 By Zoheb Osman    Pulse

How to know when the flu is an emergency

Flu season is upon us, and that means getting a flu shot should be at the top of your to-do list. Influenza is a highly contagious illness that can occur in children or adults of an... — Updated 10/18/2023

 By Ken Knutson    Pulse

Behold the canopy of many colors

Fall color in northern Illinois is expected to peak this coming week, experts forecast. The western suburbs offer a rich palette of sites and programs to enjoy this seasonal... — Updated 10/18/2023


Pet pic of the week

Kimchi is a playful 9-month-old pup who is ready to be a dog's new best friend. She is a little shy around humans she doesn't know but warms up quickly, especially with the help of... — Updated 10/11/2023


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