Queen of Hearts raffle invades the H-F community

The excitement of Queen of Hearts raffles that has spread through the Chicago area is now available in the Homewood-Flossmoor community. Will the winner be decided at the first drawing on Wednesday, Sept. 12? Organizers hope to keep the raffle going for the 120 days allowed by the license, but it is a game of chance so anyone could win at any time, said Terry Keigher, who is heading up the raffle committee.

Getting special ed students involved in sports is goal of two H-F seniors

It may be a field hockey rivalry, but before teams for Homewood-Flossmoor High School and Stevenson High School took the field, they gathered for a photo that showed off the players in their blue Special Olympics T-shirts. The effort, led by H-F students Cori Hoekstra and Maggie McNellis, has thus far raised $1,500 for Special Olympics. But the two seniors said their effort also was to get special education students involved in sporting events.

Covering the US Open: Priceless

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The US Open tennis tournament is unlike anything I have ever been a part of.  I can’t get enough of it. The atmosphere, the crowd, the players and the organization make it a great experience that is unforgettable for me.

The Cancer Support Center hosts survivor conference Sept. 15

The Cancer Support Center will host its second annual Survivor Conference on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Chamberlain College of Nursing, 18624 W Creek Dr., Tinley Park.
 
“Survive and Thrive” is the theme for the free program from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for those who have battled or are currently battling cancer, and their caregivers. The event is designed to physically, emotionally and mentally enhance the lives of participants.
 

District 233 school board will consider approval for H-F Fine Arts Center

The District 233 school board is expected to review a proposed Fine Arts Center plan at its meeting Monday, Sept. 17.
 
The board’s Finance Committee reviewed plans on Thursday, Sept. 6, presented by Edward Wright of DLA Architects and agreed to send the proposal to the full board. The committee set a $10 million cap for the project that would develop an arts wing serving the performing arts, band, orchestra, choral and fine arts programs.
 

Bookie's set to open Saturday with visit from children's book author

Bibliophiles who have been waiting all summer for Bookie's New and Used Books to open won't have much longer to wait. Bookie's opens its doors at 2015 Ridge Road on Saturday.

H-F school board schedules two meetings for Thursday

Two school board meetings are set for Thursday, Sept. 6, at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 
The Finance Committee will meet at 5 p.m. in the conference room in South Building.  Discussion will focus on how to handle Property Tax Appeal Board filings, residency investigations and the fine arts expansion project. 
 

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