Volunteers enjoy sunshine as they spruce up H-F parks

Hundreds of volunteers enjoyed a warm spring day Saturday to help prepare Homewood and Flossmoor parks for the busy summer season.

Pam Melnuk, administrative assistant for the H-F Park District, coordinated the effort. She estimated between 300 and 400 volunteers pitched in to spread mulch, pick up litter and debris, weed and plant flowers.

"This is a huge help to the park district," she said. "It would take a lot longer" if district staff had to do the clean-up work themselves. 

Homewood Rail Fest May 16 taps into village history, appeals to railroad buffs of all ages

Homewood was born a railroad town, and it remains a railroad town. To celebrate its rich railroad history, the village will host its annual Rail Fest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 16, in the H-F Park District Auditorium, 2010 Chestnut Road.

H-F’s outstanding academics earn national, state ranking

Homewood-Flossmoor High School has again gained national recognition. This time it’s the Washington Post’s annual “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” report that focused on H-F’s outstanding academic work in 2014 placing it 64th among Illinois high schools, and 1,888 among the country’s 2,300 top high schools.

Flossmoor police officer finds dog that bit H-F runner

Five days after a dog bit a high school runner during track practice, a Flossmoor police officer located the animal responsible for the attack. Patrol Officer Dan Weaver, acting on a tip from the bite victim’s father, found the dog at a residence near the Dartmouth Avenue bicycle bridge, where the attack took place April 20. 

60th Spring Housewalk in Flossmoor slated for May 20

Five distinctive homes will be on display during Flossmoor Service League’s annual Spring Housewalk on Wednesday, May 20. The Spring Housewalk, now in its 60th year, is held each year on the third Wednesday in May and features Flossmoor residences that reflect different architectural and decorating styles. 

H-F students presenting children’s play April 30-May 2

Homewood-Flossmoor High School students will present “Lizzie Bright & the Buckminster Boy,” a story of friendship with a message for children grades 5 and up, at 7:30 p.m. April 30, May 1 and 2.

The Drama Group production of 'Hairspray' begins May 1

On May 1, under the direction of Charlie Misovye, the legendary Drama Group brings Tracy and the 2002 multi-Tony Award Broadway blockbuster, “Hairspray,” to life on the Bloom Auditorium Theatre for three weekend performances.

Homewood trustees agree to sell portion of 175th Street to enable Menards expansion

Homewood trustees unanimously approved two measures Tuesday that are designed to enable Menards to expand its store on Halsted Street — and remain in Homewood.

Hazel Crest man charged with ammunition possession

A Hazel Crest man was arrested shortly after 6 p.m. Friday after Homewood police received reports of a man looking into cars at McDonald's restaurant at 3132 183rd St.

Terry Dingle, 25, of the 18100 block of Kedzie, was charged with illegal possession of ammunition and resisting a peace officer, according to a Homewood police report.

Young and old enjoy tall tales of renowned storytellers

Award-winning storytellers Bill Lepp and Andy Offutt Irwin proved great stories are not confined to books at the Homewood Public Library as they weaved tales for a delighted audience at an April 20 program. 

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