Sun shines on Homewood Memorial Day ceremonies

Before torrential rains tore through the area, the skies were mostly sunny for Homewood’s annual Memorial Day ceremony. The parade stepped at off at 10:30 a.m. from near Village Hall south down Dixie Highway, led by an honor guard. Following that, active soldiers drove and walked by three sand-colored military Humvees.

 

 

Busy Homewood Farmers Market basks in surprise sunshine

The Homewood Farmers Market got off to a great start on Saturday, according to Market Manager Kate Duff. 

At 8 a.m. the vendors were ready, and customers came in droves.

Duff said she couldn't even get a good attendance count.

"It was too full to count," she said. "I'm pretty sure this was our busiest start ever."

TIF to help Bogart's redevelopment on Homewood board agenda

Homewood trustees will have an opportunity Tuesday to continue the process of creating a small tax increment financing district (TIF) downtown that is expected aid the redevelopment of the former Bogart's Charhouse site at 18225 Dixie Highway.

Flossmoor musicians set to release jazz recording June 7

Thanks to a Flossmoor block party, a new jazz recording is born. 

On June 7, Rob Ryndak and Tom Lockwood will release "Gratitude." A release party is set for 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at PianoForte, 1335 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.pianofortechicago.com.

Firefighters respond to blaze in Homewood on Sunday

  Firefighters on scene in the 3200 block of 184th Street 
  in Homewood on Sunday morning.
(Eric Crump/H-F 
  Chronicle)

Community Band looking for musicians

After a hiatus, the Community Band is back this summer with three twilight concerts scheduled for 7 p.m. June 27, July 11 and July 25 at the Irwin Park Bandshell on Ridge Road in Homewood.
 
The band is under the direction of Matt Johnson, band director at James Hart School. He’s put out a call for musicians interested in performing. 
 

Lions Pool, Splash Pad ready for the 2019 season

Time to make a splash!
 
On Saturday, June 1, the Lions Club Pool will officially open for the season. The Millennium Park Splash Pad opens Memorial Day, May 27, weather permitting.

Flossmoor Police Chief Pulec retires from law enforcement

Police Chief Michael Pulec has retired from the Flossmoor Police Department after a 33-year career in law enforcement. Deputy Chief Tod Kamleiter will serve as acting police chief while the village seeks a replacement. On May 17, his final day as chief, Pulec was honored at a village hall reception.

 

Whodunit? The Drama Group does caper play

“The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” a whodunit caper, will be presented by The Drama Group in seven performances over two weekends in June. The show’s story line satirizes a few archetypes from the history of show business. It opens with a creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop, in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious "Stage Door Slasher."
 

Parking study shows possible future of downtown Homewood

Homewood village board members began looking at potential changes to downtown parking this month, as they reviewed the results of a recent study. Last year, the village hired a transportation consulting firm to conduct a parking and traffic study of the downtown area. The firm presented the results to the village board at its May 14 meeting.
 

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