IPO musicians share their talents with H-F’s orchestras

Student musicians in Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s orchestras got special attention the week of April 24 when Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) members gave small group lessons.

Volunteers spend time sprucing up parks

The 31st annual Park Pride event Saturday brought out volunteers who spent time in one of the many parks in the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District.
 
After a long winter, the parks need sprucing up. Teams spent time spreading mulch, pulling weeds, raking up twigs and leaves and doing other simple but time-consuming projects.

Arbor specialists plan our urban forest for generations to come

“Trees are one of the strengths in a community,” according to Homewood Forester Jim Tresouthick. That's why both Homewood and Flossmoor invest and take pride in the local urban forest.

Fresh Starts owner retiring after 31 years

“This is so bittersweet. I have spent almost my entire adult life at Fresh Starts and will miss it every day. How many of us can look back and say that? I have been truly blessed,” Lindholm said. She is retiring after spending more than three decades operating Fresh Starts in downtown Flossmoor.

After downward days, little bird signals post-op hope

"And, on the seventh day after eye surgery, I saw a junco on the back patio." Tom Houlihan describes the joy of seeing with both eyes again after recovering from emergency eye surgery.

H-F teacher appears on ‘Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament’ starting Monday

There was a buzz at Homewood-Flossmoor High School on Friday as word spread that teacher Michael Camp would be appearing as a contestant on “Jeopardy!”

Committee plans to make veterans more visible

Homewood has a photo gallery of local military veterans in the lower level of village hall, creating a public space for the faces of those who served.

Now the village Veterans Committee wants to make those faces more visible, with banners displayed on light poles along main thoroughfares from Independence Day to Veterans Day.

H-F honor societies ask for recognition at commencement

Students from five honor societies at Homewood-Flossmoor High School petitioned the school board Monday, May 1, asking permission for 73 of their members to wear recognition cords at graduation.
 
They said the exceptional achievements of their members, top students in the 2017 class, would be on display if they wore cords. Graduation is June 4.
 

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