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.

Fire department science program for teens is Sept. 23

Putting out a fire takes more than manpower.  There’s lots of science involved, as Homewood Fire Chief Bob Grabowski will explain at the Pop-Up Science Program  “The Science, Math and Physics of Fire Engineering” on Sept. 23.
 
This program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., hosted by the Homewood Science Center, 18022 Dixie Highway, is geared toward teens ages 12 to 16. It will be part classroom lecture and part demonstration. 
 

Wildlife adventures

The South Suburbs might not be a jungle, but there is no lack of wild critters living among us. We see fox, coyotes, rabbits, squirrels, birds, opposum, skunks and other untamed animals on our streets, in our yards, in our parks and along our roadways. Here's an opportunity to share your suburban wildlife stories.

Describe an encounter you had with wildlife in the H-F area. You might include where the situation occurred (approximately, anyway), what time of day, what season, what happened, and what you learned from it.
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Because we're a local paper, we like to be able to identify contributors by the village they live in.

H-F Orchestra raising funds at Flossmoor Fest

Homewood-Flossmoor High School Viking Orchestra members will be raising funds at Saturday’s Flossmoor Fest from 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. for their spring trip to Cuba.

A grandson arrives and the world begins again, with singing

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In his latest column, Tom Houlihan provides the soundtrack for his young grandson's early days and muses on what it means to be a new grandpa.

Connections through networking are key to Homewood Science Center reach

Networking is the key to the success of the Homewood Science Center. Executive Director Edie Dobrez is enthusiastic about the connections the center has enabled groups, individuals and businesses to make — all in the name of sharing with others the excitement of the South Suburban Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Network.

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