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Students learn, practice conservation through Homewood Science Center intern program

On a Saturday morning when one might expect junior high schoolers to be sleeping in, the Homewood Science Center’s conservation ecology interns are hard at work clearing invasive buckthorn plants from the Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve. Using little more than simple tools and teamwork, interns cut down and carry away thick bundles of branches and leaves until the area that was once difficult to walk through becomes an open space for native species to thrive.

Runners, walkers and neighbors invited to Respond Now's 5K on Sept. 22

Spaces are still available for Respond Now's annual 5K Walk/Run for Hunger on Sept. 22 at Bicentennial Park in Olympia Fields.
 
Sue Perkins of Flossmoor, a longtime board member at the social service agency, called the annual event an easy and fun way for community members, advocates and supporters old and new to help combat poverty in their neighborhoods.
 

Flossmoor Police get ComEd grant for safety speed signs

The Flossmoor Police Department has received one of 21 ComEd grants awarded through its Powering Safe Communities program.
 
The ComEd awards were given for projects that improve the efficiency and delivery of public safety programs, increase community resiliency and address unmet safety needs. Applications to ComEd were reviewed by the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus.
 

GSU film fest to feature student work

Registration is now open to reserve seats for the short film competition in the inaugural Chicago Southland International Film Festival (CSIFF) on Sept. 15 and 16 at Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts.

Queen of Hearts raffle invades the H-F community

The excitement of Queen of Hearts raffles that has spread through the Chicago area is now available in the Homewood-Flossmoor community. Will the winner be decided at the first drawing on Wednesday, Sept. 12? Organizers hope to keep the raffle going for the 120 days allowed by the license, but it is a game of chance so anyone could win at any time, said Terry Keigher, who is heading up the raffle committee.

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