Diet, exercise program starts Jan. 11 at racquet club

If your New Year’s resolution was to take the weight off, the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District has a special program to help get you started and keep you motivated.
 
“Jump Start Challenge” meets from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 11 through March 29, at the H-F Racquet & Fitness Club, 2920 W. 188rd St. in Homewood.  The program will focus on weekly workouts and weigh-ins, plus sessions with a nutritionist.
 

Flossmoor house is ‘total loss’ in New Year’s Day blaze

A Flossmoor house was destroyed on New Year’s Day as firefighters from several communities battled flames and below-zero temperatures.

The house, in the 1800 block of Oak Lane Road, was already in flames when firefighters arrived shortly after 10 a.m. on Jan. 1.

“The building was fully involved prior to our arrival as no one was home,” said Flossmoor Fire Chief Chris Sewell. “So the fire went undiscovered until it was through the roof.”

H-F graduates meeting success on college campuses

Homewood-Flossmoor High School college counselor Kevin Coy gave the District 233 board members numbers they can use to show the success of H-F graduates.
 
H-F’s 2017 graduation rate was 96.4 percent.
 
During the Dec. 19 board meeting, Coy shared these statistics:
 

Volunteers join two park district boards

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park Board of Commissioners welcomed six volunteers to serve on the Park District Advisory Committee and the Senior Advisory Committee.
 
Nine persons serve on the Park District Advisory Committee, which meets each month to offer program suggestions and other information the park district commissioners and parks’ staff can use to improve recreational programs and facilities. 
 
New members are:

2017 in review

The year 2017 is history. What happened in Homewood and Flossmoor during the year? Relive some of the events, issues and stories about the people of our community by taking a look at our e-editions for the year.

Local youngsters dance into 2018

The celebratory Noon Year's Eve party was less crowded but still loud, and it gave youngsters a great dance floor.

No one seemed to mind the few changes the village of Homewood made to the annual event at the village auditorium that lets young and old ring in the new year.  

Village officials decided to limit attendance this year to Homewood residents after the large crowd at last year's event triggered safety concerns.

Win-win for businesses that offer ‘Day of Service’

On Monday, Jan. 15, Flossmoor residents have a unique opportunity to be part of a community-wide volunteer experience through the fourth annual MLK Day of Service.
 

32 years on the same route ending for Flossmoor mail carrier

After delivering mail on the same Flossmoor route for 32 years, Dave Schmaedeke is beginning his retirement on Jan. 1. “It has been a good ride, but it is time to do something else,” said Schmaedeke

The secret to cinnamon rolls: It's not actually the recipe

While I was growing up, my mother made cinnamon rolls at Christmas time. Marking days off the calendar is all well and good, but the smell of cinnamon rolls baking was how we knew Christmas season was getting serious and the big day was nearly at hand. [Recipe updated Jan. 7, 2018]

New director says tennis is a game for all ages

Umang Chadda is out to make the Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet & Fitness Club a standout facility for tennis players. The game of tennis is for all ages, so Chadda is gearing up to get youngsters interested in the game. He wants to encourage young players to stay involved and discover all that tennis has to offer them.

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