Good news


Two members of Hinsdale Central’s English department have been invited to speak at upcoming conferences.

Teacher Jared Friebel will give a presentation titled “Honoring Our Students’ Work: IATE’s Young Writers Poetry & Prose Contest” at the Illinois Association of Teachers of English Conference in October.

Department Chairman David Lange will be part of a group that will give a presentation titled “Creating Balance of Professional Development Between Your Staff and Yourself” at the Council on English Leadership National Conference in November.


Dr. Sreenivas Reddy, a board-certified diagnostic radiologist with an office in Hinsdale, has been named to the National Council on White House History representing the state of Illinois.

Reddy, an accomplished physician leader and founder of the Vein and Vascular Centers, has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is a member of the Chicago Medical Society, Society of Interventional Radiology, American Society of Vein and Lymphatic Medicine and Radiological Society of North America.

Reddy is also the appointed vice-chair of the Illinois State Medical Board and serves on the Cook County Health Foundation Board.

He and his wife, Dr. Lalitha Reddy, a practicing dermatologist, have two teenage sons.


Stage Door Fine Arts has hired Madison Moran as its new director of education.

Moran has loved theater and teaching since she was in her first production at age 7, “Bye Bye Birdie,” directed by SDFA co-founder Don Smith.

Moran completed her bachelor’s of fine arts in musical theater at Drake University and also spent a semester at the Eugene O’Neill National Music Theater Institute. After graduating from college, she moved to New York where she booked and originated the role of Patty in the first national tour of “A Charlie Brown Christmas Live!” Moran then spent two years teaching voice lessons, piano lessons and children’s music classes with The School of Rock.

Since moving back to Illinois, Moran’s passion for theater education has only increased. She loves how theater can bring kids out of their shells, help them make choices and be unafraid to make mistakes. As a former shy kid herself, she knows how important it is to help kids find their own voices.


The Hinsdale Humane Society raised more than $5,000 at its inaugural Big(and Small!) Dog BBQ fundraiser Oct. 2 at the Tuthill Pet Rescue & Resource Center. Adopters and their alumni pets, volunteers and supporters of HHS enjoyed food, beer, whiskey, cigars and more, with Diesel’s Doggie Ice Cream just for the dogs. Raffle items, a beer pull, bags tournament, face painting and dog pie eating also were part of the fun.

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