Two H-F teams take honors at U of I Scholastic Bowl competition

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Scholastic Bowl A-team took third place and the B-team took eighth place in state competition.

The teams competed against other top-ranked Illinois high schools at the Early Bird Tournament at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Ecological work at Coyote Run Golf Course wins award for H-F Park District

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District will be honored Friday, Oct. 7, with the 2016 Sustainable Landscaping and Bio-solids Beneficial Re-use Award from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD).

Dave Ward, superintendent of golf, will be accepting the award for work done at the park district’s Coyote Run Golf Course. The presentation will be made at the 2016 Sustainability Summit in Chicago hosted by MWRD.

Oct. 8 public art fundraiser features auction of unique works of art: chairs

Art lovers who “Pull Up a Chair” next month will help support Flossmoor’s Sculpture Garden and other public art. But they may also walk away with a work of art that’s a unique piece of furniture.

Sculpture park: Great art is front and center, available to all in Flossmoor

The young girl, frozen in time, looks skyward. She may be gazing at stars, or watching a sparrow in the trees. “Child,” the bronze statue in the downtown Flossmoor roundabout, is one of the pieces of public art supported by the village's Public Art Commission.

Walkers make the 'front page' of the Chronicle

A number of participants in the 2016 Walk of Hope stopped briefly at the Chronicle's station at Harwood Avenue and Chestnut Road for an opportunity to make the front page. The walkers raised nearly $80,000 to help The Cancer Support Center continue its mission of helping cancer victims deal with the challenges of fighting the disease. 

Walk of Hope raises nearly $80,000 for The Cancer Support Center

The field was soggy from rain the past several days, but spirits were high and dry as the Walk of Hope walkers congregated at Irwin Park in Homewood on Sunday morning. Cancer Support Center Executive Director Sue Armato said 630 walkers raised more than $78,000 to support the center's mission of providing support to area cancer victims.

H-F school board approves $50.3 million balanced budget

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School board of education has approved a balanced budget for this school year.

At its Sept. 20 board meeting, the District 233 board passed a $50, 365,687 operating budget for the current school year.

The funding covers the expenses in the education, transportation, working cash and operations and maintenance budgets. Of that $50.36 million, the district is expected to cover costs totaling $49,898,905 leaving a balance of $466,782.

South Suburban Food Co-op to host annual meeting Tuesday

The South Suburban Food Co-op will hold its annual meeting from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 18850 Riegel Road, Homewood. Organizers suggest using the side entrance on Idlewild Lane. The co-op recently moved its health food store to downtown Homewood.

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