2nd graders build gingerbread delights at Willow School

The gingerbread house — a sign of the holiday season — was the class project for second graders at Willow School on Thursday, Dec. 14.
 
Teacher Heather Fraser said the craft project is a long-standing tradition. Parents pitch in by providing the makings of the gingerbread house.  The children work in teams of four with a parent volunteer to supervise.
 

Homewood recognizes two outstanding public works employees as they retire

Special recognition for outstanding service to the Village of Homewood was given to outgoing Public Works Department employees Dave Rubarth and Jim Tresouthick who retire on Dec. 31.
 

School District 153 expects substantial benefit from Homewood home rule

If Homewood voters approve a home rule referendum March 20, it will have a special benefit for Homewood School District 153.
 
The school board on Dec. 11 approved an intergovernmental agreement with the village and gave its approval to a resolution outlining the benefits from the proposed sales tax hike.
 

Home rule on the ballot in Homewood, with limitations in place

The village board passed a resolution Tuesday to add a home rule referendum to the March 20 ballot while simultaneously passing ordinances aimed at limiting its power, should voters approve it.

Golden Corn Bake is everyone’s favorite

  Photo by Tom Houlihan/H-F Chronoicle
It’s not really called “corn pone.” But if it’s true that being given a nickname is a sign of affection, Golden Corn Bake is one of the best-loved dishes on our table for holiday dinners.

Homewood’s Miracle on Martin holiday fest set for Saturday

The village of Homewood is hosting Miracle on Martin Avenue from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16.
 
Village officials said the afternoon program will be a fun, free way to extend the joys of the holiday through a second community event that started Dec. 1 with the lighting of the Christmas tree at Irwin Park and the Holiday Lights festival in downtown Homewood.
 

Tasty squash soup adds variety to holiday table

  Photo by Tom Houlihan/H-F Chronicle
 
There it sits, in all its glory — an 18 pound turkey. Stuffed to bursting and full of flavors that you think about the rest of the year.
 

Amazing gingerbread houses bring joy to holiday visitors

In May, Christmas is the last thing on most people’s minds, but for Janet Gustafson it’s when the wheels start turning about her massive gingerbread village. ​She’s been creating the display for decades.

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