Whodunit? The Drama Group does caper play

“The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” a whodunit caper, will be presented by The Drama Group in seven performances over two weekends in June. The show’s story line satirizes a few archetypes from the history of show business. It opens with a creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop, in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious "Stage Door Slasher."
 

Parking study shows possible future of downtown Homewood

Homewood village board members began looking at potential changes to downtown parking this month, as they reviewed the results of a recent study. Last year, the village hired a transportation consulting firm to conduct a parking and traffic study of the downtown area. The firm presented the results to the village board at its May 14 meeting.
 

Community supports H-F board response to blackface incident

Parents and community members spoke in support of the administration and school board at the District 233 meeting Tuesday, after several speakers roundly criticized their actions in light of a blackface incident April 27. Despite the criticisms, including personal attacks against Superintendent Von Mansfield, parents came forward to applaud the administration’s actions in dealing with the incident that was posted on social media.
 

Flossmoor Station hosts Pre-Dark Lord Day with annual Wooden Hell release

Self-described beer geeks traveled from far and wide to sample Wooden Hell, arguably Flossmoor Station’s rarest and most renown brew. They converged to sample and pick up bottles of Wooden Hell beer at the brewery’s annual Pre-Dark Lord beer fest. 
 

H-F girls track and field brings home first place trophy

It’s a first place state title for the Homewood-Flossmoor girls track and field. The victory fulfills a dream to bring the first-place trophy to H-F after the team won second place at the Illinois High School Association’s state meet in 2017 and 2018.
 

Homewood library board selects new executive director

A three-time Blue Island Woman of the Year winner has been hired as the new executive director of Homewood Public Library. On May 15, the library board of trustees selected Colleen Waltman to fill the position. Waltman comes to Homewood from her job as director of Blue Island Public Library, where she has worked since 2014.

 

IHSA inducts local ref into basketball hall of fame

For more than 30 years, John Messaglia’s side job as a referee had him calling personal fouls, three-second violations and double dribbles at basketball games. The Illinois High School Association recently inducted Messaglia inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame for outstanding achievement in basketball.

 

Homewood library welcomes new trustees, postpones contract OK

Tim Martin and Nancy Gildart were officially sworn in May 15 as the newest members of the Homewood Public Library board of trustees. Martin won a six-year term, and Gildart will serve for two years. Current member Tom Nowak was also sworn in. He won a six-year term.
 

Memorial Day weekend to include benefit golf tourney, ceremony

Memorial Day weekend will be an opportunity not only to memorialize those who have served the country but to help those who are still living and in need. The 10th annual Greater HF Memorial Open golf tournament will take place Friday, May 24, at Coyote Run Golf Course, 800 Kedzie Ave. in Flossmoor. The shotgun start begins at 10 a.m.

Her Closet Boutique celebrates 25 years in business

If you are having a bummer of a day and looking for something to brighten your outlook, a trip to Her Closet Boutique in Homewood's Cherry Creek Plaza is a perfect solution. Celebrating her 25th year in business with Her Closet Boutique, owner and proprietor Rose Demko is living her dream. 

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