Articles from the 'Summer Days' series


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  • Village turns out for July Fourth parade

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Jul 10, 2024

    For most Americans, the Fourth of July is a day off. That's not the case for those on staff in the village of Hinsdale, who were out in full force last Thursday morning for the Independence Day parade. Which employees were working? "Like the whole village of Hinsdale," said Mike Hayes, superintendent of parks and recreation, listing off fire, police, public works, pool staff and administration. This year's parade is the second Hayes has directed since joining the village in...

  • Hinsdale pool a pretty cool place to be

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Jul 3, 2024

    By mid-afternoon Tuesday, it was hard to believe rainy, gloomy weather had caused the Hinsdale Community Pool to close earlier that day. The sun was shining from a brilliant blue sky adorned with fluffy white clouds. The crowd might have been smaller than usual, but there are still plenty of patrons - adults swimming laps, playing with their kids in the water or reading a book in the shade of one of the large umbrellas. Two-year-old Millie Jane Muskievicz was participating...

  • Monday market starts the week off right

    Sandy Illian Bosch|Updated Jun 26, 2024

    The weekly farmer's market on Chicago Avenue between Garfield and Washington streets has been part of Hinsdale for 48 years, and Rob Pondelick's family has been present for every one of them. Pondelick is the fifth-generation owner of Theis Farm Market in Maple Park, one of several farm-based businesses in Pondelick's family and one of two produce-producing farms to participate in the Monday market offered by the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce. "For a Monday morning, it's not to...

  • Covenant VBS merges fun with prayer

    Sandy Illian Bosch|Updated Jun 26, 2024

    At Hinsdale Covenant Church's annual vacation Bible school, fun shares a pew with prayer and scripture. Covsports offered kids in first through sixth grades the chance to play a favorite sport, learn a new one, expand their dance and cheerleading moves or tap into their artistic creativity, all while learning about the role God plays in all of it. Before embarking on their chosen activity last week, campers began each day of the four-day camp in the church's sanctuary. Led by...

  • A Sunday afternoon in Burlington Park

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Jun 26, 2024

    A rainy start to the Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival Saturday morning didn't discourage first-time participating artist John Scanlon. "We still had people show up and I had a really good sale right off the bat," Scanlon said Sunday, noting that serious buyers are the ones who come out in inclement weather. Scanlon's decision to skip a show he usually attends in Minnesota to come to Hinsdale last weekend was a good one, and not just from a financial perspective. He was chosen as...