Friday, December 7, 2012
The Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Department's Breakfast with Santa event is set for 9 a.m. at the Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge.
The following is a release from the Village of Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Department: Santa is making a last minute stop by the beautiful Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge on Saturday, Dec. 8, to check who has been naughty or nice. Join us for an intimate morning visit with Santa at 9 a.m. The event will include picture opportunities with Santa and a light breakfast that includes donuts, bagel, juices and coffee. Crafts will also be provided. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $13 for Hinsdale residents and $18 for non-residents. All participants age 2 and over need to register. Register online at www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr, by fax to 630-789-7016, by mail, or in person at the parks and recreation office.
Monday, December 19, 2011
A Burr Ridge doctor offers advice to those who don't want to pack on any extra pounds this holiday season.
Just because Santa’s belly shakes like a bowl full of jelly doesn’t mean yours has to this holiday season. Staying on track with your fitness program, even while traveling, will give you extra energy and start you out right for a healthful new year. Whether you’re at home for the holidays or traveling, it is important to stay on your path to fitness during the holidays. Here are a few helpful tips: 10. Sit down to eat your meal at a party. Taking the time to sit down will help you recognize when you are starting to feel full. 11. Alcoholic beverages add calories and affect our decision making about eating healthy. Limit alcoholic beverages over the holidays and separate drinks with glasses of water. The holidays are really about time …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
When I wasn’t paying attention, department store Santas evolved from obviously fake to scarily authentic.
The first time I took my daughter to see Santa Claus she was about 20 months old. She hadn’t yet been diagnosed with autism, but she had been diagnosed as a major fussbudget pain-in-my-hump. I knew that she wouldn’t be able to handle big crowds or long lines, so I set out to find the most abandoned mall with the lousiest selection of off-brand stores and the fewest patrons. I was living in California at the time and was looking for the equivalent of Brementowne Mall, if anyone remembers that gem from Tinley Park circa 1973. (You know, one of those dead malls that are anchored by a Walgreens and a Jo-Ann Fabrics with battery kiosks and sock outlets in between.) That way, if my daughter decided to have an epic meltdown, there would be no …