Talented H-F junior earns perfect ACT score

Allie Mangel of Homewood has many talents. She proved that point by earning a perfect score on the ACT exam, and a near-perfect score on the SAT exam.

Art & Garden Fair anniversary: A week of art, science, music and food

To celebrate 10th anniversary Art & Garden Street Fair, Homewood is planning a colorful extension to the two-day festival, giving it a four-day lead-in called Art Week: Changing Lives Through Giving. Music, art and science events run Monday through Saturday. See the schedule here.

Area residents flock to Homewood Farmers Market opening day

Balloon creations, music, food, fresh produce, bedding plants and Hunt & Gather market vendors, aided by warm, sunny weather, brought a big crowd to the opening day of the Homewood Farmers Market summer season on Saturday, May 27. "This is the busiest opening day we've ever had," said Market Manager Kate Duff, who estimated attendance at about 1,600 people. 

Nation’s war dead honored at Memorial Day parade, ceremony

With American flags in hand, hundreds of community members lined the streets of Homewood Monday to watch the annual Memorial Day parade and pay homage to the nation’s fallen service men and women Many veteran groups marched and waved in the parade, followed by the Homewood police and fire departments. Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts also participated in the event and gave American flags to members of the crowd lining the street.

H-F High School investing in computer technology updates

At Homewood-Flossmoor High School, “technology doesn’t drive our curriculum. It’s part of our curriculum,” Gary Posing told board of education members. Posing, director of information technology, gave that assessment to the District 233 board May 16 before it approved spending on technology upgrades.

Artist is speaker at ceremony for Flossmoor Sculpture Garden work

Flossmoor’s newest addition to its Sculpture Garden, Crossing #5, will be dedicated on June 3 at Flossmoor Park, 2423 Flossmoor Road.
Sculptor Ed McCullough of Chicago will speak at 2 p.m. and is bringing four models of his work to the dedication ceremony. Activities are planned at the park between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Local artists will be selling their work, many of them 3D objects, before and after McCullough’s remarks.

Homewood resident honored by Illinois State Historical Society

The Illinois State Historical Society presented Elaine Egdorf of Homewood with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding efforts in her community and across the state.

Six H-F seniors awarded HFPA scholarships

The six winners of Homewood Flossmoor High School Parents Association (HFPA) scholarship were announced at the May 24 honors convocation.


Recipients of the $500 scholarships and their colleges are: Jessica Ashby, Howard University;Jenna Bostick, Grand Valley State University; Jayson Doss, Columbia College Chicago; Lillian Gosha, University of Wisconsin-Platteville;


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