H-F star pitcher Schlaffer celebrates draft by Cubs

Tyler Schlaffer has been a fan of the Chicago Cubs from the sandbox. Ever since he was little, the Homewood-Flossmoor High School alumnus dreamed of playing for that major league baseball team. Now he's celebrating his literal dream come true, after being drafted by the Cubs in early June. 

Cottage on Dixie abruptly closes, owner seeks break and a buyer

The Cottage on Dixie, a well loved Homewood farm-to-table eatery has closed its doors, leaving a void for diners seeking organic, locally sourced ingredients and creative, upscale dishes.

Home on Aberdeen Street damaged by fire Sunday

A home in the 18300 block of Aberdeen Street was damaged in a fire Sunday night, according to Homewood Fire Chief Bob Grabowski. 

Rain moves 'A Seat at the Table' indoors but does not diminish camaraderie

The plan for Homewood-Flossmoor Park District's A Seat at the Table community picnic on Sunday was thwarted by rain, but the event was not. It moved indoors, and friends and neighbors gathered to break bread and converse.

Bike it or watch it: Two ways to learn Hidden Gem race route

Organizers of the inaugural Hidden Gem Half Marathon in Flossmoor have announced “Bike the Gem,” a unique event on Saturday, July 13, to highlight the upcoming 13.1-mile course through the village. They are also producing a series of short videos featuring the sights to be seen along the route.

Farmers Market gets a break

The Homewood Farmers Market has had a rough time with the weather so far this season. Opening day on May 25 was sunny and beautiful, but the first two Wednesday evening markets, June 12 and June 19, were cut short by cold rain.

South Suburban Humane Society opens Homewood Adoption Center

Humane society and village officials gathered to mark the opening of South Suburban Humane Society’s new adoption center in Homewood, which will be a temporary home to around 30 dogs and five to 10 cats. 


Board splits on assignments for two H-F administrators

The District 233 board on Tuesday, June 18, moved two administrators into new assignments at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, but not without some controversy and a split vote.

First-ever pride party rocks downtown Flossmoor Friday

As summer officially begins Friday, the Village of Flossmoor is sponsoring its first-ever Pride event, a celebration of the LGBTQ community. The event, slated between 6 and 10 p.m. in downtown Flossmoor, features a concert by the rock group Catfight, performances by other local entertainers and food and drinks from restaurants in the village.

Ecology interns design, plant pollinator garden

Four members of the Homewood Science Center's Conservation Ecology Internship Program were proud of their handiwork on June 8. When they were told the tree they planted was an ironwood, they quickly named it "Tony" in reference to Tony Stark, the alter ego of Avengers superhero Ironman.


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