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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. 

Rail safety messages come to downtown Homewood

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National Rail Safety Week will be celebrated this week, but preparations began last week as local groups competing in a mural contest began painting safety messages on downtown Homewood windows. Also: Grape & Grain reconsiders business model | Retired educators start autism support group | We Scare Hunger Trail to benefit Respond Now | Horrible (looking) black spots on leaves | H-F grad comes from Israel to attend block party | New parking limitation in Homewood | Hub Run date changed.

Homewood has the moves: Music and yoga at the market

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In his book, "Lost Chicago," David Lowe said, "An unfailing test of whether a city is truly alive is the quality of public entertainment it offers its inhabitants." We have street musicians and kid yoga. Homewood is truly alive.

The eclipse is (mostly) coming

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The eclipse is coming. Homewood and Flossmoor aren't directly in its path but will experience a partial eclipse. If you look to the skies, use eye protection. Otherwise, join the Homewood Science Center to watch and learn about this rare celestial phenomenon.

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