Generations sharing expertise with Van Sipma’s customers

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It’s not too unusual to find a second generation involved in a family business. However, when it comes to a third-generation, there aren’t a lot of those around. And fourth-generation businesses are even more scarce. Van Sipma's Jewelers is up to five generations.

Attorney Ashley Kirkwood says H-F helped prepare her for the courtroom

Ashley Williams Kirkwood believes her passion for justice combined with skills learned at Homewood-Flossmoor High School helped her team win a pro bono case for a Wisconsin inmate.

Another year begins, with words of wisdom before the banana drop

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On behalf of the H-F Chronicle, I’d like to wish all of you a healthy and productive 2018. We just finished our third year as the hometown newspaper for Homewood and Flossmoor. Once again, we did our best to bring you a factual account of important goings-on in our two towns.

New Flossmoor library procedure seeks to curb bad behavior

In a decision aimed at easing a longstanding issue, teens in sixth grade and older must now present a student ID card in order to avail themselves of services at Flossmoor Public Library. 
 
The move comes after years of complaints by library patrons that some young people who congregate in the upstairs Teen Space are loud, disruptive and disrespectful, according to library Director Aaron Carlin.
 

Tech Ninjas robotics group gaining experience and recognition

Tech Ninjas are designing, building and racing robots. These young science enthusiasts are earning a reputation for their robotic skills as Homewood-Flossmoor Team 9929 in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC).

Diet, exercise program starts Jan. 11 at racquet club

If your New Year’s resolution was to take the weight off, the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District has a special program to help get you started and keep you motivated.
 
“Jump Start Challenge” meets from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 11 through March 29, at the H-F Racquet & Fitness Club, 2920 W. 188rd St. in Homewood.  The program will focus on weekly workouts and weigh-ins, plus sessions with a nutritionist.
 

Flossmoor house is ‘total loss’ in New Year’s Day blaze

A Flossmoor house was destroyed on New Year’s Day as firefighters from several communities battled flames and below-zero temperatures.

The house, in the 1800 block of Oak Lane Road, was already in flames when firefighters arrived shortly after 10 a.m. on Jan. 1.

“The building was fully involved prior to our arrival as no one was home,” said Flossmoor Fire Chief Chris Sewell. “So the fire went undiscovered until it was through the roof.”

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