Play On: Where the music starts


Little Tabitha Waita, 4, of Homewood drew the bow across the fiddle strings and got a nice steady note.

"I did it!" she said.

Tabitha was following her big sister, Hadassah, 7, in giving the fiddle a try at the second annual "Play On" musical instrument petting zoo at Homewood Public Library on Sunday, April 30.

Principals given send-off by Homewood District 153

District 153 board members lavished praise on two retiring principals at the May 15 board meeting. Cece Coffey is retiring after 16 years as principal of Churchill School. Mary Ann Savage is retiring after 10 years as principal of Willow School. Board members lauded them for their many years of enthusiasm for and energy on behalf of Homewood students.

Homewood residents to race dragon boats, plunge into Cal-Sag at festival

The second Annual Chicago Southland Dragon Boat Festival will offer the chance to compete or explore a unique sport to kick off the summer. omewood residents Matt White and Candace Irby will be racing for the second time.

Bob Haderlein thanked for 12 years on H-F park board

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park Board honored outgoing board president Bob Haderlein for his 12 years of service. Newly elected board member Christina Farley Jackson took the oath of office for a six-year term at the May 16 board meeting and will fill Haderlein’s seat. 

Flossmoor seeks input from residents on planning, marketing surveys

Flossmoor residents have a chance to let local officials know what they think needs to be done, both in planning for the future and in marketing the village.

H-F on 'soft lockdown' briefly Thursday afternoon

Homewood-Flossmoor High School was placed on "soft lockdown" at 2:40 p.m. Thursday, May 18, according to an email to parents from Superintendent Von Mansfield.

The move was in response to police activity at CVS, a pharmacy store at the corner of Kedzie Avenue and Flossmoor Road, across Kedzie from the school.

Committee members eye restoration of Flossmoor’s downtown clock tower

Fans of “Back to the Future” remember a downtown clock tower that plays a notable role in the film. Flossmoor's clock tower is not nearly as famous, but it's about to receive some local attention as a group of area residents is moving ahead with plans to install functional timepieces at the tower.

H-F students examine international issues at Illinois forum

Major current issue being discussed internationally were in the spotlight April 27 when10 students from Homewood-Flossmoor High School joined with more than 100 students from high schools across the state for the Illinois Capitol Forum on America’s Future. This was the 15th year H-F has participated, said teacher Scott Aronson.

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