Homewood, Flossmoor police departments host National Night Out festivities on Aug. 7

Police departments in Homewood and Flossmoor are hosting National Night Out events Aug. 7 in settings where officers can interact with residents and explain how local law enforcement is working to keep our communities safe. National Night Out has been called “a party with an important purpose,” according to Homewood Events Manager Allisa Opyd.

Center for Dental Excellence breaks ground for expansion project

  Dr. Cary Goldberg (on ground) and Dr. Charles
  Greenebaum (at right) pose with members of the
  Center for Dental Excellence Staff at Tuesday's

Giant Block Party on Aug. 18 celebrates Homewood’s 125th anniversary

Homewood's 13th annual Giant Block Party on Aug. 18 will help celebrate its neighborhoods in recognition of the village’s 125th anniversary. The event downtown from noon until 9 p.m. will be on Martin Avenue between Ridge and Hickory roads.

H-F theater students to present ‘Theory of Relativity’ Aug. 16, 17 and 18

“The Theory of Relativity,” a new chamber musical, will be performed at 7 p.m. Aug. 16, 17 and 18 by students in the Leaders on Theatre Ensemble at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 

Can football season be far off?

  Members of the drum section for Homewood-Flossmoor
  High School marching band, from left Natalia Carpio,
  Sean Roby, John Pohrte and Nick Johnson, were
  outdoors practicing under the direction of teacher
  Jon Jackson in preparation for the start of football

Beautifully decorated chairs will raise funds for the Cancer Support Center

  (Photos by Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)
 
Sit back and relax this summer in your specially designed Adirondack chair.
 

Two H-F musicians selected for CYSO Jazz Orchestra

Two student musicians at Homewood-Flossmoor High School have been selected as members of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Jazz Orchestra. Sam Calhoon of Flossmoor and Kensuke “Ken” Nakamura of Homewood were selected for the jazz orchestra after auditions that included performing excerpts from five pieces selected by CYSO and improvising over a prewritten piece.

District 161 kids get to see a firefighter’s view

What better way to end summer school than with a chance to sit in a fireman’s truck! After six weeks of learning, the Summer Academy for District 161 ended Thursday, July 26, for more than 400 kids pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. 

Progress being made on three new Halsted Street stores

  Construction on the former Joann Fabrics space at 
  17920 Halsted St. shows progress as of July 25. The
  renovations will remake the building into two stores,
  Old Navy and Five Below.
(Photo by Marilyn Thomas/
  H-F Chronicle)

Grown-ups get run of the Splash Pad for one night

The thumping tones of Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” floated over the evergreens and onto Harwood Avenue on the evening of July 26. It was Grown-Up Night at Millennium Park Splash Pad and the laughs and cheers could be heard by the roadside overflow parking.

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