Labor of Love: Masters Plus Tutoring

MASTERs Plus Tutoring Program, at 18354 Governors Highway in Cherry Creek Plaza, came from Zena Smith’s experiences helping others. (The third of four stories in honor of Labor Day)

MWRD’s massive stones, flood project mean dry homes near H-F

This summer, drivers along Governors Highway have seen stacks of stone at the staging area for the $4.1 million Cherry Creek flood control project, which the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) expects to complete this fall. The stones are being used to rebuild Cherry Creek as it meanders north from Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

IJP’s annual Block Party Fundraiser is Sept. 23

The Infant Jesus of Prague Parish in Flossmoor is hosting its annual Block Party Fundraiser from 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, on the church grounds, Douglas Avenue at Flossmoor Road.
 
Organizing chair Carlo Gozzi said the event will have something for all ages, including games for kids, an obstacle course, face painting, live entertainment and a variety of food options.
 
The parish is also hosting a split-the-pot raffle.
 

Labor of Love: The Villager Card & Gift Shop

Valerie Warnsby, owner of The Villager Card & Gift Shop in downtown Flossmoor, is one of those fortunate people who can say they are living their dream. (The second of four stories in honor of Labor Day)

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.

Labor of Love: Great Frame Up

Gary Novak is passionate about turning mementos into art. The owner of the Great Frame Up in Homewood has spent 20 years working with his customers to help create something that will bring them joy. (The first of four stories in honor of Labor Day)

Ice arena’s upcoming fixes on park district’s agenda

What do you do with a 41-year-old facility that needs updating?
 
That was the question before commissioners of the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District at the Sept. 5 Committee of the Whole meeting. This was the first of what will be ongoing discussions on the upkeep of the H-F Ice Arena built in 1976.
 

Flossmoor marks 39 years of recognition for excellence in financial reporting

It’s become something of an annual event for Flossmoor officials, but one that’s still extremely important to them.

For the 39th straight year, the village has been recognized for excellence in financial reporting by the Government Financial Officers Association (CFOA).

On Monday, Flossmoor Finance Director Scott Bordui presented the organization’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) to Mayor Paul Braun and the village board.

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