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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.

Homewood bids farewell to pillar of the community

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Marvin Austin’s funeral on Saturday, April 14, was the first I’ve ever attended that ended with the mourners singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”
 
It was a perfect ending to the celebration of Marvin’s 89 years of life. 

Page 2: Dogs on Parade 2018 moves to downtown Flossmoor

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Look for colorful, whimsical dogs and cats to take up residence in downtown Flossmoor this summer. Dogs on Parade is the second iteration of Pets on Parade, which was hosted in 2017 by Homewood as a fundraiser for the South Suburban Humane Society. Also: Homewood's new website, baseball opening day festivities, Homewood Hall of Fame, the Ninjas perform well at state and a local Welshman helps light up Chicago.

A wet but wonderful wedding

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  Eric Crump
The Chronicle does not (yet) have a milestones section, but if we did, we would have published the following announcement: Flannery Crump, daughter of Amy and Eric Crump of Homewood, and Brett Luminais, son of Jill and Mike Luminais of Geneva, were married on Oct. 14, 2017. The ceremony was held in the muddy back yard of the bride's parents. 

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