Homewood Farmers Market summer season ends with look to the future

The Homewood Farmers Market held its last summer session Saturday, and probably the last session in its current location, but organizers are already looking forward to new features and a new home on the horizon.

Homewood Fire Department open house provides safety lessons wrapped in fun

Homewood Fire Department's open house attracts bigger crowd for a day of learning and fun Saturday. Kids gleefully climbed into fire trucks, climbed out of a window to escape a simulated fire and watched two demonstrations.

The Rail Committee’s Hobo Night a hit with children and adults

The Railroad Park in Homewood was packed with families enjoying the annual Hobo Night celebration this past Saturday, Oct. 10. The event featured music, a toasty fire, s'mores and stories from the days when hobos rode the rails.

District 153 asks residents and parents for input on schools, programs, funding

External forces have put Homewood District 153 finances in the red, but a 2011 $7.5 million referendum has helped the district cover costs for its excellent academic programs, according to Steve Anderson, chair of the school board’s Finance Committee.

Now that money is running low, and the school board and administrators are trying to determine next steps.

Scenes from the Homewood Fire Department open house 2015

Situated between the Homewood Farmers Market in the morning and Hobo Night in the evening Saturday, Oct. 10, the Homewood Fire Department open house gave familes a fun and educational activity to pursue on a beautiful fall day.

Pat Nevins helped continue the high level of parks, facilities over 18 years on H-F Park Board

Patriots Park in Homewood now has a special place honoring Pat Nevins, who served for 18 years on the Homewood-Flossmoor Park Board. The board honored him by dedicating a bench and planting a tree near the baseball diamond at the park they affectionately call Pat’s Park.

Drama Group to present 'The Drowsy Chaperone' Oct. 16-25

The Drama Group will launch its 85th season Oct. 16 with the madcap 2006 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone.” 

Dixie Highway’s importance stressed at Chicago centennial tribute

Dixie Highway’s historic significance was commemorated Thursday at an event in downtown Chicago. Homewood historian Jim Wright, who is treasurer of the Model A club, spoke of the highway’s importance in the development of the South Suburbs.

Walkers raise more than $85,000 for Cancer Support Center

Members of the All Latin Alliance were ready for
Sunday's Walk of Hope. This is the second year


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