H-F health teacher Cara Boss earns national certification

Teacher Cara Borelli Boss is Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s second teacher to receive certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
“I’ve wanted to be a national certified teacher since my first teaching job” in 2007, Boss said. Her mentors at Wilmette High School were all national certified teachers who led seminars, used new techniques, “and were always learning how to better themselves,” she recalled.

Bruni, Nelson announced write-in candidacies in Flossmoor board election

Two write-in candidates are running for seats on the Flossmoor Village Board in the April 2 consolidated election.
David Bruni and Michelle Svetic Nelson Tuesday filed the necessary paperwork to be write-in candidates with the Cook County Clerk’s Office. They are running as a team for two of the three trustee seats at stake in the April election.

Cold causes travel, power problems

[Update: ComEd reports Homewood and Flossmoor power outages were resolved by early afternooon. Metra Electric Line service will remain suspended Thursday. Officials hope to resume by morning rush Friday.]

In addition to dealing with extreme cold temperatures Wednesday morning, a number of local residents were without power, and Metra announced that Electric Line traffic would be suspended until further notice.

Donate unwanted gifts for seniors in 'Leave It for Love'

A February Homewood-Flossmoor community collection of unwanted gift items for the Leave It for Love project will help brighten a senior citizen’s day, said founder Jennifer Molski of Flossmoor.
Suggested items include hostess gifts, warm weather gear, trinkets, household décor, makeup and perfume. Books and clothing are not being accepted. The regifting program is designed to offer unused items to those “who think they are all alone in this world,” she said.

Homewood Fire Department hosts blood drive Saturday

The Homewood Fire Department is hosting a blood drive Saturday, Feb. 2. Staff from Vitalant will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the fire station, 17950 Dixie Highway.

Severe weather affects village services Wednesday in Homewood, Flossmoor

Municipal offices in Flossmoor will be closed by severe weather Wednesday, while a reduced staff will be on duty at Homewood village facilities. Other local services will also be affected by the brutal cold. 


Frigid temps mean polar vortex discounts at brewery

Flossmoor Station Restaurant and Brewery is responding to this week’s brutal temperatures by offering discounts commensurate with the Arctic chills. For every low in the negative teens or below, Flossmoor Station will match that amount in percentage discounts on all food and drinks.

Bitter cold causes H-F area districts to close schools

This story was updated at 4:46 p.m. to reflect additional details, including the closure of H-F High School on Thursday.
Schools in Homewood District 153 and Flossmoor District 161 and Homewood-Flossmoor High School were open Tuesday, but officials in both districts have decided to shutter all schools on Wednesday and Thursday due to anticipated extremely cold temperatures. 

Registration open for Prince Charming and Sweetheart dances

Take that special boy or girl to the annual Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Prince Charming or Sweetheart dance.
Registration is required and open for these two special annual events, now at Ravisloe Country Club, 18231 Park Ave. in Homewood.

Flossmoor Village Board honors Minga for 34 years fire service


The Flossmoor Village Board on Jan. 22 recognized Trustee Philip Minga with a resolution, plaque and words of gratitude for 34 years of fire service following his retirement from the Flossmoor Fire Department.


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