Scenes from Trail Mix 2018

Theatre Arts Leadership Kouncil (TALK) held its third annual music festival rain or shine on Saturday, July 21. It got both. Organizer Steve Ploum said the morning and early afternoon rains kept the crowd sparse early on, but when the sun came out, more people arrived to enjoy performances from more than a dozen local bands and individual musicians. 

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Scenes from Community House Fest 2018

Flossmoor Community Church held it's first Community House Fest on Saturday, July 21, although the event was in keeping with a long tradition of arts-oriented events hosted in the Community House. 

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Police facial hair sprouting as Flossmoor’s Beard Olympics nears

  Kneeling left to right: David Levy and Hank Bausch.
  Standing left to right: Dan Weaver, Brian Tencza,
  Mark Cagle, Tod Kamleiter, Doug Merkle and Nick

African teen dies before she can come to Chicago for cancer treatment

A Homewood-based medical mission to the African nation of Sierra Leone had hoped to bring a 17-year-old high school senior to Chicago to be treated for bone cancer.
 
But Dr. Sam Kormoi, the founder of Pan-African Rural Health & Social Services (PRHeSS Ministry) found out this week that the teen, Fatima Swaray, died in a hospital in the West African country.
 

Crazy contraptions teach students the science of experimentation

Rube Goldberg would have been proud of the inventions students created at the Homewood Science Center. In the weeklong Rube Goldberg Camp for fifth through eighth graders July 16 through 20, the goal was design a project that would lead to raising a flag. Every student managed to do just that in their own fashion.

H-F’s $3.65 million pool area renovations are on schedule

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School pool construction project is on track.  The schedule is to have the pool ready by late September. Work on the additional storage and classroom space will continue through October.
 

Five mixologists meet the challenge for the Homewood Science Center

Five mixologists showed how to combine the art and science of a perfect cocktail at the Homewood Science Center’s Cocktail Chemistry Challenge July 19. There was something for every taste from the five who concocted “The Citrus Horizon” for The Copper Still; “Broken Barrel of Funk” for The Cottage on Dixie; “The Science Center” for Grape & Grain; “S’More What?” for La Voute Bar + Bistro; and “Flashing Palumbas” for Lassen's Sports Bar & Grill.

H-F choir opens Sunday’s Sox game

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Summer Choir, made up of current and former members of the Viking Choir, will sing the national anthem as part of Homewood-Flossmoor Day at the Sunday White Sox game. 
 
The Sox will play the Toronto Blue Jays at 1:10 p.m. at Guaranteed Rate Field. The choir,under the direction of Kirk Ongman, will perform before the first pitch.
 

Homewood Dairy Queen crash driver dies

The driver of an SUV that in the early morning of July 17 crashed into a Dairy Queen at the corner of Ridge Road and Gladville Avenue in Homewood died Wednesday, according to a police statement.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's office notified Homewood police that 27-year-old Demarques Heard, of Hazel Crest, died from his injuries, according to the release.

Flossmoor School District 161 launches new registration process

It was cool heads and short lines throughout July as Flossmoor School District 161 launched its new registration for the 2018-19 school year.
 
“We actually started in May, as the last school year was ending,” said Superintendent Dana Smith. 
 
Teachers and administrators began working on next year’s class lists early while the previous year was still fresh in their minds. 
 

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