Park Pride Day Saturday will get parks ready for summer activities

H-F parks are busy places during the summer months, and it's a big job to get them ready for action. The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s 29th annual Park Pride Day is a community-wide volunteer clean-up that started in 1987 to help get the parks ready for summer.

Veterans Fair proves great way to share information

Veterans were drawn to the Homewood Public Library Saturday for the first Veterans Benefits Fair to gather information and learn from 15 organizations.

Parking lot paving approved as H-F school summer project

The Homewood-Flossmoor District 233 board approved the repaving of the South Building parking lot this summer. 

The job will begin June 2 and should take a month according to Business Manager Ken Parchem. The work will be done by Accu-Paving Co. of Broadview for $351,600. 

Parchem said the $100 annual fee students pay for parking at H-F is covering the expense. The work will be done on the east side of the lot. The west half of the lot was repaved in 2014.

Homewood Animal Hospital apparently closed

Homewood Animal Hospital apparently has closed its doors. Customers of the business at 2207 W. 183rd St. reported the abrupt closure Thursday.

On the agenda: Homewood trustees to consider agreement with Thornton to pave the way for Menards expansion

Homewood trustees will consider measures Tuesday that would vacate 175th Street east of Halsted to make way for Menards store to expand.

Homewood teen to share message of change at We Day Illinois

Jade Greear of Homewood will bring her inspiring message of caring to an estimated 15,000 teenagers Thursday when she addresses the We Day Illinois audience at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

Local Cub Scouts taking orders for flowers, sale set for May 9

Just in time for Mother's Day, Cub Scout Pack 304 is conducting its annual fundraising flower sale. Pack members are taking pre-orders through Tuesday for their geranium sale set for 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 9, at Flossmoor Station, 1035 Sterling Ave. in Flossmoor.

Parker students perform musical play ‘Once On This Island’ Friday

“Once Upon This Island,” a musical play about the power of love on a Caribbean island, comes to Parker Junior High School Friday for one performance. The curtain goes up at 6:30 p.m. at the junior high, 2810 School St. in Flossmoor.

Mindeman and Friends appear at St. Mark Church Sunday

A rising star in the Chicago jazz scene will bring his music to an area church this weekend. Stuart Mindeman will perform a free concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, at St. Mark Church, 312 N. Chicago Rd., Chicago Heights.

Meijer groundbreaking set for next Tuesday

The Village of Flossmoor announced Wednesday that a groundbreaking ceremony for the long-awaited Meijer superstore will take place next Tuesday, April 28. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the Meijer site, 3800 Vollmer Road.

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