Foundation 153 Fun Fair to raise money for classroom technology

The annual Foundation 153 spring event has changed. The old Spring Gala fundraiser has become the Fun Fair, a new approach but for the same cause.

The event for adults will take place at Idlewild Country Club, 19201 Dixie Highway, from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 10.

H-F wrestler takes silver medal in state tourney

Jeff Griffin lost only one bout in the recent IHSA state wrestling tournament – and a wager with himself. “Since sophomore year, I knew that I wanted to be in the state finals. I told myself that if I didn’t win the state championship, I would wrestle in college,” Griffin joked. “Now, I guess I have to wrestle in college.”

H-F seniors reach college goal for NCAA careers in football

It’s the time of year when high school seniors and their parents start to show off new college colors — a Drake ball cap, a Western Kentucky hoodie, a  Northern Illinois track jacket. There was an added twist for 10 Homewood-Flossmoor High School families on Feb. 7, when Vikings seniors signed national letters of intent to play college football. Several generations of family and friends pulled on college sweats and T-shirts to witness the start of the players’ NCAA careers.

Mayor Paul Braun addressed the Flossmoor Hills/Highlands Civic Association

Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun attended the Feb. 20 meeting of the Flossmoor Hills/Highlands Civil Association to inform the neighbors about the sales tax referendum on the March 20 ballot.

If approved, the tax would add 1 percent to the sale of all goods except groceries for home consumption and prescriptions and non-prescription medicine. Mayor

Volunteer for community cleanup on March 17

Time to go green by helping the community spring clean.
The H-F Area Green Committee is hosting a spring cleanup initiative from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 17, that will have volunteers helping to clean up the trash and refurbish areas just as spring arrives.
“After the snow melts we thought it would be a necessity because you can really see all the garbage left behind,” said Carrie Malfeo, one of the organizers.


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