Five mixologists meet the challenge for the Homewood Science Center

Five mixologists showed how to combine the art and science of a perfect cocktail at the Homewood Science Center’s Cocktail Chemistry Challenge July 19. There was something for every taste from the five who concocted “The Citrus Horizon” for The Copper Still; “Broken Barrel of Funk” for The Cottage on Dixie; “The Science Center” for Grape & Grain; “S’More What?” for La Voute Bar + Bistro; and “Flashing Palumbas” for Lassen's Sports Bar & Grill.

H-F choir opens Sunday’s Sox game

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Summer Choir, made up of current and former members of the Viking Choir, will sing the national anthem as part of Homewood-Flossmoor Day at the Sunday White Sox game. 
 
The Sox will play the Toronto Blue Jays at 1:10 p.m. at Guaranteed Rate Field. The choir,under the direction of Kirk Ongman, will perform before the first pitch.
 

Homewood Dairy Queen crash driver dies

The driver of an SUV that in the early morning of July 17 crashed into a Dairy Queen at the corner of Ridge Road and Gladville Avenue in Homewood died Wednesday, according to a police statement.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's office notified Homewood police that 27-year-old Demarques Heard, of Hazel Crest, died from his injuries, according to the release.

Flossmoor School District 161 launches new registration process

It was cool heads and short lines throughout July as Flossmoor School District 161 launched its new registration for the 2018-19 school year.
 
“We actually started in May, as the last school year was ending,” said Superintendent Dana Smith. 
 
Teachers and administrators began working on next year’s class lists early while the previous year was still fresh in their minds. 
 

Traveling the Outerbelt – a 210-mile journey by foot around the Chicago area

Flossmoor resident Jay Readey recently hiked the perimeter of the Chicago area on the Outerbelt, which mostly follows forest preserve trails around the region. Readey, a community development attorney, is a founder of the Outerbelt Alliance. He spoke with the H-F Chronicle about his two-week trip.

DQ reopening in 4 to 6 weeks

The grand re-opening of Homewood’s Dairy Queen is coming. Kelly Welsh, manager of the store, said she expects to announce the re-opening in four to six weeks after extensive damage was done to the building in a car accident July 17.

Want to open a new business in Flossmoor? Here’s how to apply for an economic incentive

Prospective Flossmoor business owners who want to ask the village board for financial incentives now have some ground rules for their application process.
 
At the Flossmoor village board’s July 2 meeting, trustees unanimously approved formal economic development policy guidelines in an effort to clarify what types of financial incentives it will consider and how applicants should prepare their requests.
 

H-F Racquet & Fitness Club app helps users set goals, keep in contact

Yes, there’s an app for the Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet & Fitness Club.
 
The club’s administrative team, led by Shelley Strasser, membership sales and marketing supervisor, designed the mobile device app that went live July 1. It is primarily for members, but it also can be used by anyone interested in keeping track of activities and registering every step.
 

Police to conduct critical incident exercise Thursday at Churchill School

Anyone in the neighborhood of Churchill School, 1300 W. 190th St. in Homewood, on Thursday, July 26, might see significant police activity, but it will be part of a police department critical incident drill. The exercise is set to begin about 8 a.m. and will conclude about noon, according to Deputy Chief Denise McGrath. 

Distict 153 sees helping kids learn English essential to their success

Homewood District 153 is serving a melting pot of students, and not all of them come to school with an understanding of English. Or they speak English, but their parents don’t.
 
The numbers have been increasing. Children are enrolled whose heritage is from Nigeria, Lithuania, China, Mexico, Japan, the Philippines.
 

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