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Michael and Therese Rooney of Hinsdale received this year’s Jack Wheeler Golf Classic Memorial Award from Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park.

The Rooneys are the parents of three Nazareth Academy graduates — Meghan, 2017; Nora, 2018, and Michael, 2020 — and have been actively involved in the life of Nazareth Academy for over 10 years. They have given countless hours of service to the school community, including Michael’s service the our board of trustees and Therese’s involvement in the Mothers Club.

“As parents of three Nazareth Academy graduates they have been examples of support and dedication at every turn,” said Deborah Tracy, Nazareth Academy president. “We are grateful for their leadership and for the ways they uphold our pillars of Scholarship, Service, Spirit and Unity.”

The Rooneys were honored in conjunction with the annual Jack Wheeler Memorial Golf Classic Sept. 28 at the Chicago Highlands Golf Club in Westchester.

Club Donation marks Centennial

The Garden Club of Hinsdale kicked off its 100th year with a canned food drive to benefit HCS Family Services.

The Garden Club of Hinsdale is one of the oldest garden clubs in the state. The club meets monthly to discuss gardening topics, plan philanthropy activities, and share fellowship.

The club serves the community in various ways including maintaining the gardens at the Hinsdale train station, educating the public about proactive gardening techniques, and providing scholarships to local students.

“As we begin to celebrate our 100th year, in these unprecedented times, we thought it important to give back to our community,” said Shannon Weinberger, club president.

This month, the club collected more than 550 pounds of canned food for HCS Family Services food pantries. In addition, club members donated more than $1,000.

The Garden Club of Hinsdale plans to continue to celebrate its centennial with more donations to HCS at Thanksgiving and for Christmas donating scarves made by members during the annual, now virtual, Holiday Workshop.

“In spite of all the struggles this year has presented, we feel like the Garden Club can really help brighten people’s lives not only with plants and flowers, but in other ways too,” Weinberger said.

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Dr. Treacy Adamo, owner and medical director of Hinsdale Advanced Eye Care, has been named to the board of clinical advisors for Visible Genomics, a Chicago-area genetics testing company and founder of a non-invasive genetic eye test that determines a patient’s likelihood of contracting age-related macular degeneration.

Adamo is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and past president of the Illinois state chapter of the American Academy of Optometry. She volunteers for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry as an examiner, is the assistant chief of optometry at the Adam Benjamin Jr. VA outpatient clinic in Crown Point, Ind., and serves as an adjunct clinical instructor for the Illinois College of Optometry.


Sudha Yalamanchi, MD, a board-certified endocrinologist, has joined Elmhurst Clinic, which has an office in Hinsdale.

Yalamanchi earned her medical degree from J.S.S. Medical College in Mysore, India. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid disease, hormone imbalance, hormone replacement therapy, nutrition, obesity, pituitary/brain tumors, and polycystic ovarian syndrome.