Arbor Day celebration has children make believe they’re a tree

The first and second graders wiggled and barked and fluttered. It was all part of their pretending to be a tree on Friday, April 27, as they took part in the planting of a tree for Arbor Day, a national day that celebrates trees. 

Street resurfacing to begin Monday in Homewood

Motorists might want to seek alternate routes in coming weeks while work begins on Homewood's 2018 street resurfacing program.

Work is expected to begin Monday, April 30, according to Village Engineer Max Massi. The project includes repairs to the following streets:
  • Birch Road from Loomis Avenue to Riegel Road.
  • Cedar Road from Harwood Avenue to Ashland Avenue.
  • Vincennes from Pine Road to Dixie Highway.

Hipsters on the way? Make sure we have plenty of avocados

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I don’t think Homewood is going to become Brooklyn anytime soon. But, judging from the reaction to the “Think Homewood” promotional campaign, you’d think the village is trying to portray itself as the next hipster paradise.

On Arbor Day, Flossmoor Hills students help plant a tree outside school

The Flossmoor Hills Green Team was excited about helping plant an Illinois pecan that is expected to produce nuts in another 10 years or so. It was part of the school's Arbor Day observance.

Southland Health Fair on May 5 offers free, efficient tests

There's a reason the Southland Health Fair is in its 35th year, according to Susan Fine, who has been involved in the event from the beginning.

"It's the breadth and quality of service," she said. "Half of the people every year are those who come back year after year. The other half are brand new to the event, those who have heard how much you can get done in a day."

Parker students, staffers have heads shaved at St. Baldrick’s event

“Shavees” and their supporters raised close to $7,500 at Parker Junior High School’s first-ever St. Baldrick’s event on April 21.
 
Money raised at the event will help find cures for childhood cancer. A total of 10 people – five Parker students, three school staffers and two community members – made pledges and had their heads shaved in solidarity with children who lose their hair while being treated for cancer.
 

H-F Parks hosting 5K on July 4th, dropping others

Only one timed 5K race will be sponsored by the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District this year.
 
After reviewing the declining participation numbers, the board agreed to continue sponsoring the 4th of July Run for Freedom race that is part of Homewood’s annual 4th of July celebration. This is a sanctioned, timed race.
 

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