Calyn Brumley honored as a top Marian Catholic graduate

Calyn Brumley of Flossmoor was selected as one of the top graduates in the Class of 2019 at Marian Catholic High School.
 
From the class of 263 graduates, she was one of the 11 named as top students. This class had two students share honors as co-valedictorians. The commencement ceremony was May 20 at the Tinley Park Convention Center.
 

Science Center gets spacey with 2nd Cocktail Chemistry contest

Local bartenders have been challenged to create a drink that's out of this world. The Homewood Science Center's second annual Cocktail Chemistry Challenge on July 18 will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969. 

 

Five H-F grads receive teachers union scholarships

The Homewood-Flossmoor Education Organization, the teachers union at H-F High School, presented five $550 scholarships to outstanding graduates. Recipients included Bailey Sheridan, Alexandria Wilson, Jaira Stanley, Destiny Montgomery and Josephine Bachus.
 

Get up close with first-ever Flossmoor Touch A Truck

Residents can take a closer look at the machinery Flossmoor Public Works employees use to get their work done during the village’s first ever Touch A Truck event Saturday. The free event features demonstrations of public works equipment and vehicles, such as a garbage truck, backhoe, snowplow, bucket truck and stump grinder.

Drivin' the Dixie reverses course but continues traditions

The 18th annual Drivin' the Dixie motor tour on Saturday, June 15, will defy gravity, after a fashion, by swimming upstream. The celebration of the historic Dixie Highway has always started in Blue Island and followed a route south to Momence. This year, for the first time, the tour will start in Momence and travel north to Blue Island.

H-F grad recalls journey to appearance on TV’s ‘The Voice'

On stage, Janelle Butler goes by Oliv Blu. The name is based on a decision that, like most of her artistic identity, can be tied directly to the life experiences that have shaped her. “When she was a baby, Janelle used to beat box,” said Dana Butler, mother of the H-F graduate, who was a recent contestant on NBC’s “The Voice.”

Scenes from day two of the Artisan Street Fair

The second day of Homewood's Artisan Street Fair on Saturday, June 8, saw more fair weather and big crowds as area residents enjoyed live music, food and a wide range of art and hand-crafted goods. 

The day was also marked by periodic bursts of yoga, from a stretch session for vendors before the fair opened to a session for kids and a pop-up session early in the afternoon. 

The Homewood Science Center announced the required ingredients for its Cocktail Chemistry Challenge in July. 

Photos by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle.

Churchill administrators sent to the roof by students

This school year ended with three Churchill School administrators spending Monday, June 3, on the school roof playing catch with students.
 
The strange sight was the culmination of a kindness challenge during May. When the 675 students surpassed the 3,000-point kindness target, Principal Nikki Kerr and Assistant Principals Mary Kay Gardiner and Alison Lincoln came through and spent the day on the roof.

Flossmoor police investigate vehicle break-ins

Flossmoor police are investigating a number of vehicle break-ins that occurred between 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, and 5 a.m. on Friday, June 7.

The break-ins were reported in the area of Braeburn and Brassie avenues.
 
According to reports, 14 vehicles were targeted, including three that had damage to windows. 

Nine of the 13 vehicles had been left unlocked.
 

Scenes from day one of the Artisan Street Fair

The Artisan Street Fair filled Martin Avenue and Hickory Road in downtown Homewood with artisan vendors, food vendors, live music and a bigger early crowd than usual.

Homewood Events Manager Allisa Opyd said a number of factors contributed to the event's success, from fine summer weather to the number and quality of the vendors. 

The fair continues Saturday from 10 to 6 p.m., followed by an after party until 9 p.m. with music by Not My Dad.

Photos by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle

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