Eccentric comedy hits the stage at H-F

New Face Production, a new student theater group at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, presents “You Can’t Take It With You” at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16 in the Mall Auditorium, 999 Kedzie Ave. in Flossmoor. 

 

The comedy focuses on George Vanderhof and his family, who live in New York City. Their eccentricities make for fun conversation among themselves and the guests at their home.

Girls wrestling works toward official sport recognition at H-F

This school year, a group of Homewood-Flossmoor High School female athletes has coalesced into organized wrestling team, and they are now looking to expand girls wrestling as an official sport.

 

Property tax relief tied to state grant

The Illinois State Board of Education has announced that Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 is of 28 districts that will share a $50 million grant to help reduce local property taxes. The district expects to receive $1.96 million, which it must use to provide property tax relief.
 

Metra service resumes on modified schedule

Metra Electric service resumed Monday after last week’s freight train derailment damaged commuter train infrastructure, causing a four-day suspension of service. Trains were running a modified schedule.

17th annual Chocolate Fest to feature bake-off, truffle demonstration

Melt into the 17th annual Homewood Chocolate Fest on Saturday, Feb. 16, and you'll find plenty to lift you from the winter blahs.

The fest features artisan chocolatiers and bakeries with treats for sale, a truffle-making demonstration and activities for kids.

 

Hear from candidates for Flossmoor trustee, HFHS board

The Homewood-Flossmoor Area League of Women Voters has announced it will host two candidate forums featuring those running for positions on the Flossmoor Village Board and Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233.

 

H-F chess team gearing up for state championship

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School chess team will be competing in the IHSA State Championship Chess Tournament Feb. 8 and 9 in Peoria after moving up through two major competitions.

The team won the SWSC Conference Tournament Jan. 19 by defeating Andrew High School in the finals “redeeming our only loss to them earlier in the season,” said coach  Matt Bonges, an H-F physics teacher.

Innovation, service win Flossmoor nurse special honors

Flossmoor resident Tiffany Victor-Castleberry will receive the Young Healthcare Executive Award on Feb. 12 from the Chicago Health Executive Forum (CHEF) of the American College of Health Executives.
 
She will be one of 10 honorees at the 43rd CHEF Annual Meeting at Soldier Field.

Music accompanied by 'Aurora Triptych' film at IPO concert on Saturday

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra will present a multi-media concert, “The World Beyond: Where Music and Nature Meet,” with music accompanying beautiful displays of the Aurora Triptych at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 9, at Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Drive in Palos Park.
 

H-F cheerleaders win twice at 35th annual cheer competition

Homewood-Flossmoor High School has two more trophies thanks to the outstanding work of two cheerleading squads. After qualifying for the meet in December, the two H-F cheerleading teams were among more than 80 teams given five minutes to perform routines at the 35th Annual Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association championships Jan. 5 and 6 in Springfield. 

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