First-ever pride party rocks downtown Flossmoor Friday

As summer officially begins Friday, the Village of Flossmoor is sponsoring its first-ever Pride event, a celebration of the LGBTQ community. The event, slated between 6 and 10 p.m. in downtown Flossmoor, features a concert by the rock group Catfight, performances by other local entertainers and food and drinks from restaurants in the village.
 

Ecology interns design, plant pollinator garden

Four members of the Homewood Science Center's Conservation Ecology Internship Program were proud of their handiwork on June 8. When they were told the tree they planted was an ironwood, they quickly named it "Tony" in reference to Tony Stark, the alter ego of Avengers superhero Ironman.
 

Flossmoor recognizes Juneteenth holiday

The Flossmoor Village Board on Monday passed a proclamation recognizing June 19 as Juneteenth, a holiday which celebrates the end of slavery for African Americans. The holiday recognizes the date Union General Gordon Granger issued a general order to free remaining slaves in Texas in 1865, which was more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and months after the Civil War ended. 
 

Three Willow School projects helping Berner earn Eagle Scout

Willow School in Homewood is the beneficiary of Kevin Berner’s efforts to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Berner has already carried out two of the three projects he is undertaking this summer.
 

District 153 adds three specials to Churchill curriculum

For the coming year, Churchill School students will have three new specials added to the curriculum, but in shorter segments than the regular nine-week specials. District 153 has arranged its schedule to offer students in grades 1 through 8 the chance to learn new skills and broaden their knowledge through a set of “specials.” These are classes that, given in short time frames, enhance the regular academic curriculum.
 

Respond Now marks 50 years of community support

Five decades after its establishment, Respond Now is still providing a way for south suburban neighbors to help each other, an achievement that will be celebrated at Flossmoor Station on Sept. 19 with a fundraiser where community members can raise a glass and share their support.

More people set to be helped by Homewood Chevy Cares

Chevrolet of Homewood, 18033 S. Halsted St., is expanding its philanthropic efforts. The Chevrolet dealership, serving the South Suburbs since 2009, is showing its outreach to individuals in need and supporting service organizations across Homewood and other communities.

 

Tennis Fest set for June 28, 29, 30

Whether you’re a beginner or a tennis pro, Tennis Fest 2019 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 28, 29 and 30, at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s Racquet and Fitness Club, will have something for all players.
 

Musicians at the market play through rain

The McDowell Brothers play on at the Homewood Farmers Market in spite of a steady rain falling on Saturday, June 15. The market was not as busy as usual, probably because of the weather, but vendors and patrons were there, carrying on with the summer ritual.

Humane society plans June 22 grand opening for new adoption center

The South Suburban Humane Society will celebrate the opening of its new adoption center at 2207 183rd St. in Homewood on Saturday, June 22. 

The ribbon cutting ceremony is set for Friday and will be followed by a grand opening open house Saturday from noon until 5 p.m. The organization plans refreshments, raffles and pet adoptions.

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