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Tapping away as the old Underwood comes out of storage

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An old Underwood typewriter brings back memories — and shows how far writing technology has come. Believe it not, there's a local businessman who still sells and repairs good old typewriters.

Page 2: H-F business activity defies the doldrums

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The usual late summer doldrums were not all that languid in the Homewood-Flossmoor business scene, where a series of ribbon-cuttings, announcements and a couple of demolitions show a local economy with increasing energy.

There's more to come this week. 

Harvest time as singular paw paw crop points toward future

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Yes, the Flossmoor banana truly exists.
 
I know. There’s one sitting on my dining room table.
 
To be honest, it doesn’t look much like a banana. More like a mango, which it resembles in size, shape and color.

Page 2: Underachievers will shine at HBA event

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The Homewood Business Association 0.3K run is set for Sept. 22. Underachievers will have a rare chance to shine in this benefit "run," but high achievers who want to support the arts, artists and the Cancer Support Center can contribute, too. They might want to keep the brakes on, however. Also, the Chronicle is seeking reader feedback. You can tell us what you think about the paper and make suggestions.

Covering the US Open: Priceless

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The US Open tennis tournament is unlike anything I have ever been a part of.  I can’t get enough of it. The atmosphere, the crowd, the players and the organization make it a great experience that is unforgettable for me.

Aretha, Lady Day and great art that brings us together

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In time, I expect a great American artist will create a great work of art. It will be called “For Aretha” and it will capture the spirit and emotion of the most astonishing American singer of my lifetime. We in the South Suburbs already have a great piece of art dedicated to another important American singer, the legendary jazz vocalist Billie Holiday. “Yes! For Lady Day” is now in its 50th year.

Summer 2018 has ups and downs in H-F

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Ups and downs. Life alternates between good things and bad, for individuals and for communities. This summer, and especially mid-July, has seen an unusually abrupt oscillation between events that made us proud and those that made us sad.

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