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.
 

H-F High math, French and Spanish honor societies induct new members

Mu Alpha Theta math honors society and the Spanish, French, Art and Tri-M Music National Honor Societies at Homewood-Flossmoor High School are inducting new members.
 

Hart School Scholastic Bowl winners have the answers

Are you smarter than a James Hart School student? Teacher Rick Druse would be happy for you to prove your abilities by going against any student on the school’s winning Scholastic Bowl team.

20 Minutes Matter program urges parents to devote time to children daily

Life keeps us busy and at the end of the day if a parent counted up how many minutes their children had their complete undivided attention, they may be surprised by the sparse total. That focused one-on-one time tends to decrease as children grow, spending more time doing homework or reading independently and becoming busier themselves with extracurricular activities.
 

Peer Jury gives teen offenders a way out of trouble

Good kids make bad choices. Peer Jury tries to set them on the right course.
 
Based on the principles of restorative justice, Peer Jury allows the Homewood and Flossmoor Police Departments to give teens under the age of 18 the chance to make amends for their misdemeanor crime and stay out of the court system.
 

New members seated, Hoereth elected District 161 board president

The dust may be settling in Flossmoor School District 161. After eight months of rotating chairs and occasional turmoil, the district is welcoming two new administrators, three new members to the school board and a new team of board officers.

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