Beautifully decorated chairs will raise funds for the Cancer Support Center

  (Photos by Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)
 
Sit back and relax this summer in your specially designed Adirondack chair.
 

Two H-F musicians selected for CYSO Jazz Orchestra

Two student musicians at Homewood-Flossmoor High School have been selected as members of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Jazz Orchestra. Sam Calhoon of Flossmoor and Kensuke “Ken” Nakamura of Homewood were selected for the jazz orchestra after auditions that included performing excerpts from five pieces selected by CYSO and improvising over a prewritten piece.

District 161 kids get to see a firefighter’s view

What better way to end summer school than with a chance to sit in a fireman’s truck! After six weeks of learning, the Summer Academy for District 161 ended Thursday, July 26, for more than 400 kids pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. 

Progress being made on three new Halsted Street stores

  Construction on the former Joann Fabrics space at 
  17920 Halsted St. shows progress as of July 25. The
  renovations will remake the building into two stores,
  Old Navy and Five Below.
(Photo by Marilyn Thomas/
  H-F Chronicle)

Grown-ups get run of the Splash Pad for one night

The thumping tones of Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” floated over the evergreens and onto Harwood Avenue on the evening of July 26. It was Grown-Up Night at Millennium Park Splash Pad and the laughs and cheers could be heard by the roadside overflow parking.

Scenes from Trail Mix 2018

Theatre Arts Leadership Kouncil (TALK) held its third annual music festival rain or shine on Saturday, July 21. It got both. Organizer Steve Ploum said the morning and early afternoon rains kept the crowd sparse early on, but when the sun came out, more people arrived to enjoy performances from more than a dozen local bands and individual musicians. 

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Scenes from Community House Fest 2018

Flossmoor Community Church held it's first Community House Fest on Saturday, July 21, although the event was in keeping with a long tradition of arts-oriented events hosted in the Community House. 

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