Good news


AdventHealth Hinsdale welcomed the first baby of 2023 on New Year’s Day. A boy, Abyudh, was born to Niharika Reddy Donda and Sheshidhar Reddy Donthi of Westmont at 1:31 p.m. Jan. 1. Abyudh weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Shamim Patel.

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For the third straight year, Solstice, the art and literary magazine produced by students and staff at Hinsdale Central, has been named a finalist for a Crown Award by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. It is the only high school literary magazine from Illinois to earn this honor.

The Crown Award is the highest recognition CSPA gives to a student print or digital medium for overall excellence. The announcement about whether Solstice won a Gold or Silver Crown is expected to occur in March (the last two editions won a Gold Crown).


Several teens from Hinsdale Central High School and Nazareth Academy students who live in Hinsdale have been named to the Community Memorial Foundation’s Young Community Changemakers program.

Central students are Sinan Abusalah, Elliott Armstrong, Nathaniel Curran, Teagan Dunn, Samiksha Gupta, Sereen Hassaballa, Aidan Hernandez, Kelly Joseph, Lena Li, Ravi Mahajan, Sheza Shafi, Ella Simmons and Rajas Visal.

Nazareth students from Hinsdale are Matea Hewitt and Faith Mouw.

YC2 is a leadership development program designed to educate and empower local youth to become the next generation of philanthropists and is sponsored by Community Memorial Foundation. Students from Nazareth Academy, Lyons Township, Riverside-Brookfield and Hinsdale Central were selected from a pool of applicants who completed written essays based around service and leadership. YC2 students will meet from January through April to explore the social challenges in the community, learn about philanthropy, review grant applications, conduct site visits and ultimately award grants to local nonprofit organizations.


Dr. Ralph Hermes, a board-certified family medicine physician, has joined Edward-Elmhurst Medical Group.

Hermes earned his medical degree from American University of Antigua College of Medicine and completed his residency at New York Medical College at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center.

Hermes speaks English, Arabic and French. His clinical interests include asthma, COPD, diabetes, employment physicals, hypertension, osteoarthritis, primary care, preventive medicine, sports medicine and women’s health.

He is accepting new patients at his office in Hinsdale.

food pantry hands out gifts

The Rx Mobile Food Pantry distributed toys and gifts to 200 children Dec. 20 at the Hinsdale Seventh-day Adventist Church. Jewel Foods in Clarendon Hills also donated Christmas meals and nurses from AdventHealth contributed personal supplies for clients.