Change to help all enjoy open gym time

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is changing its Sunday open gym basketball policies to give all sports enthusiasts court time.

Open gym will now be from 2 to 4 p.m. for kids third through eighth grades. The high school and adult players will have open gym from 4 to 6 p.m.  Open gym is at the H-F Sports Complex, 18211 Aberdeen St., Homewood.

Century-old Funk's Hall hosted several firsts in Homewood

  Funk's Hall, on the right, as seen in the 1910s looking 
  east on Ridge Road, then Main Street.
(Photos courtesy 
  of the Homewood Historical Society)


Scenes from Noon Year's Eve 2016

Adults will get their chance later. Homewood-area kids welcome 2017 with gusto at noon on Saturday, Dec. 31, at the annual Noon Year's Eve party sponsored by the village at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Auditorium.

SSMMA Executive Director Ed Paesel steps aside after 17 years

Ed Paesel spent the last 17 years working for the good of the South Suburbs as executive director of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA).

His accomplishments speak volumes about his ability to get things done, but he’s ready to slow down some. He’ll turn the job over to Kristi De Laurentiis on Jan. 1.

Martini bar to host open house Friday prior to official opening

The Copper Still in downtown Homewood will host an open house Friday, Dec. 30, from 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday in preparation for its official opening Jan. 2. 

The martini bar, which held a sneak peek event during the Holiday Lights festival on Dec. 2, has been in development most of the year. 

Bel Canto Children’s Choir gives youngsters joy through song

A child’s voice can make beautiful music. That’s why Carrie Bonanotte of Homewood started the Bel Canto Children’s Choir a year ago with 10 children. Today the group is 30 children ages 4 through 12. She hopes it continues to grow when the program resumes Jan. 13.

Homewood, Flossmoor partnering on Jan. 16 MLK Day of Service

Homewood and Flossmoor are partnering on the third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 16.

Organizers of the 2017 event are seeking greater participation from local non-profit organizations. The joint community service event is being promoted by both villages. As a result of recruitment efforts by Homewood and Flossmoor, 10 organizations have already registered to take part in service projects or donation drives.

Golfers at Coyote Run help break previous record

In 2016, the Coyote Run Golf Course recorded 32,060 rounds of golf. It was a record-setting year.

It surpassed the previous record set in 2015 by 1,000 rounds, or 2.9 percent, said Tom Denklau, Coyote Run manager of operations. That year started with a slump because of a wet spring, but ended with 70-degree days in November.


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