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Page 2: H-F business activity defies the doldrums

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The usual late summer doldrums were not all that languid in the Homewood-Flossmoor business scene, where a series of ribbon-cuttings, announcements and a couple of demolitions show a local economy with increasing energy.

There's more to come this week. 

Page 2: Underachievers will shine at HBA event

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The Homewood Business Association 0.3K run is set for Sept. 22. Underachievers will have a rare chance to shine in this benefit "run," but high achievers who want to support the arts, artists and the Cancer Support Center can contribute, too. They might want to keep the brakes on, however. Also, the Chronicle is seeking reader feedback. You can tell us what you think about the paper and make suggestions.

Summer 2018 has ups and downs in H-F

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Ups and downs. Life alternates between good things and bad, for individuals and for communities. This summer, and especially mid-July, has seen an unusually abrupt oscillation between events that made us proud and those that made us sad.

The many places we recognize as making Homewood Homewood

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Local history is one of those things, like air, that is all around us every day, shaping our lives without being noticed much. It’s more likely to be noticed when a bit of it goes missing, like the death of a community leader or loss of a cherished building. Or, as is the case this year, when there’s an anniversary of sufficient extent to give us an excuse to notice. This year, Homewood’s 125th anniversary of incorporation is giving us an opportunity to look around and look back. 

Homewood diplomacy

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Relations beween the U.S. and Canada, traditionally close allies, have been strained in recent months, to put it mildly. While the leaders of the two nations spat, Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld has taken a different approach.

Homewood murals to get repairs, touch-ups

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Homewood's Richard Haas murals have, in spots, been deteriorating as aging brickwork underneath them crumbles. The village recently approved a project to get them repaired. | Southgate shopping center in Homewood will see a boost to the number of parking spots. | Flossmoor historian seeks to re-establish a veterans memorial. | Temple Anshe Sholom celebrates a big milestone.

Rabbi of the people retires from Temple Anshe Sholom

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I first met Rabbi Paul Caplan at the 2016 Homewood Memorial Day Ceremony. He brought with him a shofer, a horn used in Jewish tradition as a call to battle or during Rosh Hoshana to proclaim the new year. It's an instrument that demands attention.

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