Flossmoor yoga teacher brings gong therapy to area

Cecily Hunt made one pass on a Neptune gong and she was hooked. The Flossmoor yoga and meditation instructor was introduced to gong therapy less than a year ago and was eager to bring the art to the area.

New Flossmoor police officer takes oath

Elmer “Hank” Bausch was sworn in as a Flossmoor police officer at the July 5 village board meeting.

Homewood amends regulations on alarm system strobe lights

The Homewood village board amended the local fire code at the July 11 meeting. 

Trustees approved a change prohibiting the manual override of strobe lights in buildings connected to alarm systems.

It can makes things more confusing for emergency services if the lights are deactivated before police and fire arrive, Fire Chief Robert Grabowski said in a memo to Village Manager Jim Marino, resulting in lost "valuable" response time. 

Irwin Center gets new meeting space

What was the Billiards Room at the Marie Irwin Center, 18120 Highland Ave. in Homewood, will soon be a conference room.

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is converting the little-used space. Phil Knowles, director at the Irwin Center, said after the pool tables were sold, the space got a deep cleaning.

Homewood’s downtown letter carrier Tony Pratscher walking his route for the last time

Businesses and residents have come and gone in the 29 years letter carrier Tony Pratscher has walked the downtown Homewood route. Now it will be Pratscher moving on. The letter carrier will walk his route for the last time on July 29. [Note: Homewood businesswoman Dodi Wians arranged an informal retirement get-together for Ton Pratscher on Tuesday, July 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. on the patio at La Voute Bar + Bistro, 2034 Ridge Road.]

Homewood restricts locations of day care centers, approves new salon

Village board members Tuesday approved a zoning ordinance amendment limiting where day care centers can be located in Homewood.

The new regulations bar or require special-use permits for child care centers in the downtown business area, a shopping center district in the far northeast portion of the village and a portion of the service business district from the southwest corner of 183rd Street and Governors Highway south to Cherry Creek Drive. 

TALK to host second annual Trail Mix outdoor concert

The Theatre Arts Leadership Kouncil (TALK) appreciates the support it's gotten from the community for the past five years. In return, it is providing a free concert at Izaak Walton Preserve on Saturday, July 15.

Saturday golf event, scholarship drive honors 2006 H-F grad

Tee time takes on a whole new meaning at this weekend’s debut of the Marcus J. Bradshaw (MJB) Foundation Golf Classic.
The event honors the memory of Marcus Bradshaw, a 2006 graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School. He passed away from natural causes in July 2015. 


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