Village of Homewood

New street fair format a hit with artisans, patrons

From a patron's point of view, Homewood's first Artisan Street Fair was a cornucopia of creativity and ingenuity. 

Booths lined Martin Avenue and Hickory Road with "cool stuff" — that was the name of Allison Burnett's booth at the corner of Martin and Hickory — made of myriad materials: clay, wood, metal, fabric and paper.

Rabid Brewing seeks liquor license amendment

Homewood trustees will consider a liquor license request from Rabid Brewing and a number of purchases, including police and public works equipment.

Rabid Brewing is asking for a license that would allow the establishment to serve alcohol outdoors. The request would require an ordinance amending the class 16 liquor license to allow outdoor sales.

In other business, the board will consider
  • A bid for crushed limestone.

Scenes from the first day of the Artisan Street Fair

For more information about the Artisan Street Fair's Saturday activities, visit Art & Garden becomes Artisan Street Fair with new focus, features.

Art & Garden becomes Artisan Street Fair with new focus, features

  Families peruse vendors' booths during the 2017 
  Art & Garden Street Fair. The fair has been renamed 
  this year to Artisan Street Fair.
(Chronicle file photo)

Homewood to purchase building once part of proposed development

Homewood agreed to purchase the vacant Triumph building at the corner of Ridge Road and Martin Avenue and village officials hope to reignite a development plan at the key location in downtown Homewood.

Homewood Memorial Day parade, ceremony to honor the fallen

Local veterans will be joined by community leaders and student musicians on Monday, May 28, for Homewood's annual Memorial Day observance to honor those who gave their lives while serving the country.

The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the 17900 block of Dixie Highway and will travel south to Olive Road, then west to Harwood Avenue.

Homewood hires hometown marketing director

Jennifer Quirke was sworn in as Homewood’s marketing director at the May 22 village board meeting. “Homewood is my adopted hometown,” Quirke said. “Homewood is where my heart is.” 

Triumph building purchase on board agenda Tuesday

Homewood officials have reached an agreement to purchase a vacant building that has for some time been featured in its plans for downtown redevelopment.

Trustees on Tuesday will have an opportunity to approve a contract on the building at 2033-2045 Ridge Road and 18042-18044 Martin Avenue, commonly referred to as the Triumph Building.

Homewood Public Works business dominates board meeting

The Homewood Public Works Department was the star of the Tuesday, May 8, board of trustees meeting. Eric Fritz was sworn in as the new Utility Department supervisor. Public Works Director John Schaefer reminded the board and audience about the Public Works Department open house on May 19. The board approved the department's request for new software

CN official lauds company relationship with Homewood

Diverse. Stable. Respectful. Those are the characteristics of Homewood that attracted Canadian National Railway to the village and persuaded company officials to locate its U.S. training center here, according to John Orr, CN senior vice president of operations. 

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