Good news

Virtual rotary run keeps pace

The Virtual Rotary Run Charity Classic netted $80,000, almost as much as last year’s successful race.

“Our goal this year, as always, is to positively impact the lives of many area residents,” said Tom Norton, president of the Hinsdale Rotary Club. Proceeds benefited leading community charities: The Community House, District 181 Foundation, Hinsdale Hospital Foundation, Rotary Club of Hinsdale Foundation and Ray Graham Association-Hanson Center.

More than 200 individuals participated in the 26th annual event, which drew grew support from event sponsors, partner beneficiaries, online donations and community volunteers.

Due to dramatically reduced overhead, Hinsdale Rotary will be able to continue with a near-normal area donation program for the rest of 2020-21.

The Rotary Club has provided 60 years of service and more than $2 million of support for charities locally and around the world.

Former teacher publishes poetry

Donna Vorreyer’s third book, “To Everything There Is,” has been released by Sundress Publications.

“Vorreyer tries to deconstruct the space we occupy as we navigate a spectrum of emotions in a difficult world,” her publisher stated in a press release. “Sometimes with softness, sometimes with teeth, this book of poems will startle you with glimpses into the life of someone who has been smothered with emptiness after loss.”

A retired Hinsdale Middle School teacher, Vorreyer also is the author of “Every Love Story is an Apocalypse Story” (2016) and “A House of Many Windows” (2013).

Her poems, reviews, and essays have appeared in Rhino,

Tinderbox Poetry, Poet Lore, Sugar House Review, and many other journals.