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  • Summer camps

    Updated May 22, 2024

    Summer Day Camp June 3-Aug. 9 The Community House 415 W. Eighth St. www.thecommunityhouse.org (630) 323-7500 Kids entering first through eighth grade will create memories and enjoy a variety of creative learning experiences including sports, drama and environmental awareness, to name a few. The field trip, activities and projects relate to each week’s theme.. Before (7 to 9 a.m.) and after (3 to 6 p.m.) care is offered at an additional cost. Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $375 a week, $80 a day. RR, MD Animal Advocates June 3...

  • Pet pic of the week

    Updated May 22, 2024

    Meet Joy, a 4-year-old husky mix who is always just happy to be around you. She is wonderful on a leash, loves to go for walks and will play with her soft toys for hours before coming to you for a cuddle. Joy is an easygoing and polite dog who would be a joy for anyone to adopt. Joy is spayed, fully vaccinated and microchipped. She is approved for children 5 and older and her adoption fee is $350. For more information, stop by the Hinsdale Humane Society Tuthill Family Pet...

  • Head to library for this summer's hottest reads

    John Kokoris|Updated May 22, 2024

    With this week's glorious weather, I think it is fair to say summer has arrived. To some, that means trips to the beach or the lake, baseball games and barbecues, maybe even summer hours at the office. For librarians, summer has some less relaxing connotations: Summer reading season will soon be here. Parents will prod their kids to keep their mind sharp over summer vacation. Wayward former readers will wander back, seeking recommendations as they cautiously dip their toe in...

  • Village, post ready to observe holiday

    Updated May 22, 2024

    Hinsdaleans have a variety of ways to honor those who made the greatest sacrifice during Memorial Day commemorations Monday, May 27. Residents can start the day at a 7 a.m. service at Bronswood Cemetery at 3805 Madison St. in Oak Brook. American Legion Post 250 will host this special service honoring members of the Armed Forces who have been lost. Post 520 Adjutant Joseph Craig will read the poem "Flanders Field" and the names of the honored dead. Then annual Memorial Day proc...

  • Pet pic of the week

    Updated May 15, 2024

    Justice is a long-term shelter cat, having been with Hinsdale Humane Society for six months. She is an affectionate and playful girl who will be an incredible companion. Her goofy personality is sure to keep her owner smiling for years to come. Justice is not a fan of other cats and would do best in a home with no other pets. She can be a little feisty, so she is approved for kids 5 and older She is fully vaccinated, spayed and microchipped. Plus, her adoption fee has already...

  • Tips for helping teens headed college or coming home

    Alisa Messana|Updated May 15, 2024

    'Tis the season of college acceptances. Social media feeds are full of proud parents making announcements. Graduating high school is indeed an exciting time filled with anticipation of setting off into young adult life. Yet, teens are still Adults In Training. This time can be filled with as many highs and lows as prior teen years. Recently, I've noticed more high school grads who head to college and return home before semester's end, often to attend intensive mental health...

  • Pet pic of the week

    Updated May 15, 2024

    Meet Kaia, a beautiful young lady and a wonderful mother to eight puppies. They have all found their forever homes, so now it's her turn to find her happily ever after. Kaia is a little on the shy side, but once she warms up, all she wants to do is cuddle. Kaia is 3 years old, vaccinated, spayed and microchipped. She is fine with other dogs and she is approved for children 8 and older. Her adoption fee is $350. Kaia is in a foster home, so if you would like to meet her,...

  • Summertime soundtrack

    Ken Knutson and Pamela Lannom|Updated May 15, 2024

    The western suburbs will soon be alive with the sound of music. The season of live outdoor concert series is right around the corner, blending the joy of good tunes with the delight of summertime weather. Watch future issues for more information on Hinsdaleans' favorite summer concert series, Uniquely Thursdays. Here are a few others in the area to check out. • Cantigny Park's Summer Concert Series runs from 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays from May 26 to Sept. 1 (no concert June 23). T...

  • Start of May means the sprint to summer begins

    Allison Peters|Updated May 8, 2024

    And just like that, we're in May. Mayhem, Maycember, Mayday ... whatever you call it, it feels like a full sprint at breakneck pace to the start of summer when everything shifts around town. Summer in Hinsdale is full of warm nights at Pierce Park, catching up with friends at Uniquely Thursdays, and family fun activities at the Hinsdale Public Library. It's less about charity fundraisers and more about reconnecting with community - well, mostly. The society scene never really...

  • Couple shares story of ALS diagnosis

    Pamela Lannom|Updated May 8, 2024

    Brian Davis and Katy McNeil began their married life as so many couples do - living in Chicago with plans to start a family one day and move to a house in the suburbs. They met in 2012 as law school students at the University of Michigan and married in 2016. Their first daughter, Ada, arrived four years later. When Ada was still a toddler, Brian began noticing various physical changes. He experienced difficulty swallowing and sometimes slurred his words. The first neurologist...

  • Pet pic of the week

    Updated May 1, 2024

    Looking for a buddy to play with? Bingo is his name-o! This 1-year-old gets along great with other dogs and loves to play hard. He is also obsessed with tug toys and will try to put them right in your hand if he wants to play. Bingo is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and ready to go home today. His adoption fee is $375. Stop by to meet him at the Hinsdale Humane Society Tuthill Family Pet Rescue & Resource Center, visit www.hinsdalehumanesociety.org or call (630) 323-5630....

  • Walk the Walk for Mental Health

    Ken Knutson|Updated May 1, 2024

    The calendar has strode into May, a month of cherished celebrations and events, including the 18th annual Walk the Walk for Mental Health on Sunday, May 19, at The Community House, 415 W, Eighth St. in Hinsdale. The one-mile color walk promotes mental and physical wellness and the availability of mental health services as well as ending the stigma associated with discussing mental health with friends, family and community. Dan Janowick, The Community House's executive...

  • The sisterhood of the summer waffles

    Amy McCauley|Updated May 1, 2024

    The best Mother's Day gift we ever gave my mom was a Belgian waffle maker. I feel certain she's the one who gave us the suggestion. However, it was really my sister Laura and I who loved it. I was in middle school that year. When summer arrived, my sister and I spent all our time swimming. My mom would be at work when we came home from morning practice. As a result, the two of us were left in charge of making our own breakfast. We always came home starving with the kind of...

  • Pet pic of the week

    Updated Apr 24, 2024

    Panache is an athletic, energetic 3-year-old who is always ready for fun. She would love to be adopted by an active family who likes to go for runs and then cuddle all night. Panache has gone on a few field trips around Hinsdale and makes friends with everyone she meets. Panache is spayed, microchipped, and fully vaccinated. She is approved for children 8 and older. Her adoption fee is $300. For more information, stop by the Hinsdale Humane Society Tuthill Family Pet Rescue &...

  • Wellness House walk to hit the streets

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    As a radiation oncologist at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Arpi Thukral often struggled to help her cancer patients find psycho-social support, exercise programs and nutrition resources. "That's when I first had found out about Wellness House," she said. Thukral is serving as co-chair of this year's Walk for Wellness House on Sunday, May 5. Touring the Hinsdale facility, coordinating the annual fundraising ball and joining the board of directors deepened her...

  • Art and culture a priority at Hinsdale Public Library

    John Kokoris|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    I am heading to Oak Brook's Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art this weekend to see, among other things, a cinnabar screen encrusted with carved gemstones. The screen was a birthday present to the Chinese emperor Qianlong in 1791, and since my own birthday is fast approaching, it seemed like a good time to research gift ideas. Right now, I just can't decide between asking my wife for a gem-encrusted cinnabar screen or just a night off from doing the dishes. To free up some money...

  • Six things you might not know about midwifery care

    Megan Belleavia|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    For women, a health care journey can be a winding road with a lot of natural and unexpected health changes. From well-person care and prevention to family planning, conception, pregnancy, delivery, post-partum and even breast health - there's one thing that can remain consistent: our client's active decision-making in their health care. And that is the very focus of certified nurse midwives. Many people assume that midwives only deliver babies via home birth. This is far from...

  • Take a walk 'Into the Woods'

    Ken Knutson|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    Last year Hinsdale Central's drama and music departments were deliberating over which musical to put on in spring of 2024. Like a stroke of inspiration from a fairy godmother, drama teacher Erin Lundin landed on the Stephen Sondheim-scored "Into the Woods." "We have perfect kids to do this show this year, and it just sort of gelled immediately. We knew right away it was the right (production) for this year," Lundin related. The mash-up of famous Brothers Grimm stories will be...

  • Pet pic of the week

    Updated Apr 17, 2024

    Dallas is a friendly, fun-loving 2-year-old who is looking for a forever home. He is friendly with other dogs and loves to play and zoom around. His white-and-brown markings make him look like a little cow, though he's much better at playing fetch than one. He'll chase tennis balls all day, then snuggle up with you in the evening to watch TV. Dallas is vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. He is approved for children 10 and older and his adoption fee is $300. For more...

  • Pet pic of the week

    Updated Apr 10, 2024

    Meet Garden! This very pretty lady has been with Hinsdale Humane Society since 2022 and needs a forever home. She is a laid-back couch potato, but she's also a strong girl who doesn't know her own strength. Garden gets along well with men and women, but tends to bond more closely with men in a home situation. Garden is 4 years old, spayed, fully vaccinated and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $300. She is currently in a foster home, so please call the Hinsdale Humane Society...

  • It's off to the races ... and to the houses

    Allison Peters|Updated Apr 10, 2024

    Spring is in full swing! Now that the spring breakers have returned, first pitches have officially started the baseball season and the AYSO goals are up at the parks, it feels like we're racing into the final stretch before summer. This time of year also offers two long-standing Hinsdale social traditions: Derby Day and Kitchen Walk. Derby Day This year's Derby Day party, hosted by the Hinsdale Auxiliary of Brightpoint (formerly Children's Home & Aid), takes place at...

  • Residents invited to 'Eat like a local'

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Apr 10, 2024

    Hinsdale eateries are once again inviting diners to stop in and try one of their specials or an old favorite during Hinsdale Restaurant Week, which begins tomorrow, April 12, and continues through Saturday, April 20. "We think it's a great opportunity for the village and the EDC to remind our residents and people outside of Hinsdale that we've got great options for dining here for breakfast, lunch and dinner," said Jill Sunderson, chair of the Hinsdale Economic Development...

  • Pet pic of the week

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    Icicle is a 10-month-old kitten who needs someone willing to give her time to warm up. She's a little shy and is looking for a forever home where she can relax and feel comfortable. Her cute little ears and beautiful dilute coat are sure to melt your heart. Icicle is spayed, fully vaccinated, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $100. For more information, stop by the Hinsdale Humane Society Tuthill Family Pet Rescue & Resource Center, visit www.hinsdalehumanesociety.org or...

  • A tasty solution to the great dinner dilemma

    Amy McCauley|Updated Apr 3, 2024

    Aretha Franklin was once asked what her greatest creative challenge was and her answer was surprising. "Trying to figure out what to cook for dinner... nightly." The interviewer, Larry London, paused and laughed. Her honesty was refreshing and at the same time endearing because it made you realize that even the queen of soul had to think about dinner. That's the problem with dinner; it's so nightly. Even if you love to cook it's easy to hit a creative challenge when planning...

  • Chicago chamber group visits town

    Ken Knutson|Updated Apr 3, 2024

    The celebrated sounds of the Camerata Chicago Orchestra will serenade Hinsdale in a performance commemorating the group's 20th anniversary season. The chamber orchestra will present its concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the Hinsdale Seventh-day Adventist Church, with a program including Dvorak's "New World Symphony" and Rossini's "William Tell Overture" and guest pianist Marta Aznavoorian performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3. Music director Drostan Hall was...

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