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Another blow to Cherry Creek: Panera is closing

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Chronicle editor Eric Crump discusses the recent business losses in Cherry Creek Plaza, including Starbucks and Panera Bread, and stops by American Dance Center to observe its versatile and enthusiastic approach to teaching students of all ages.

Our talented writers and taking the road toward irrelevancy

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If you are a regular H-F Chronicle reader – that is a good possibility if you are eight words into this column – you may have already wondered, “Who are all those people?” As in, “all those people” who are writing stories in the H-F Chronicle.

Hawk 1, Window 0. Shattered glass, plywood, lots of questions

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Chronicle editor Tom Houlihan tells the harrowing tale of his Sunday morning peace being shattered, literally, by a hawk that crashed into his dining room window.

Celebrating Ridge Road as an ad hoc art gallery

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The Homewood Arts Council is starting to bring artists together to build on the H-F community’s already strong art scene, and soon the young organization plans to develop a gallery in downtown Homewood.

It has occurred to me that, even before the Homewood Arts Council’s gallery opens on Ridge Road in Homewood, the stretch of street already is an art gallery. 

Volunteers, public safety staff make preserve safer

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When Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld fell into an icy pond while rescuing one of his beloved dogs at Izaak Walton Nature Preserve in December 2017, the incident had a happy ending.

A passing jogger called 911. The mayor was rescued, suffering from hypothermia but otherwise unharmed. His dog, Annie, was rescued.

A new event on Jan. 12, the Mayor’s Arctic Dip, will commemorate the mishap and benefit the South Suburban Humane Society.
 

Hammers, nails, two-by-fours, sheets of plywood. And creativity.

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In honor of the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District's 50th anniversary, Tom Houilihan recounts how one park program contributed to his family.

Mom, kids seek new local entertainment options

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Maggie Gosselin’s twin sons have identified a problem. 

Most entertainment options for kids are located in other communities. As Gosselin noted in a recent Facebook post, “They’re upset about hitting the highway for birthday parties and things to do.” 

Unlike most 7-year-olds, Ethan and Austin decided to seek a solution. They went to see the mayor.

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