MLK Day of Service projects – PADS, books for Africa and much more

Every Sunday night, October through April, PADS volunteer Margaret Epperson provides shelter to 30 homeless men in the basement of Flossmoor Community Church. On Flossmoor’s MLK Day of Service on Jan. 21, the church basement was filled with familiar faces.
 
This year’s Day of Service included a dozen projects in Flossmoor and nearby communities. Hundreds of volunteers flocked to service sites despite the cold and snow.

Local artists invited to meet-and-greet Monday to join Homewood Arts Council efforts

[Note: New date due to the weather.]

The new Homewood Arts Council's mission is to connect local artists to each other and to the community. The organization's next step will be a meet-and-greet event at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb 4. All local artists are invited to stop by Bottle & Bottega, 2009 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Flossmoor election board removes newcomer Bruni from ballot

David Bruni’s name was officially removed from the April election ballot Tuesday when the Flossmoor Electoral Board took final action to sustain two out of five objections to his petition.
 

Fine Arts Center final plans receive green light from H-F board

The Fine Arts Center proposed for Homewood-Flossmoor High School will add approximately 8,000 square feet to the South Building.
 
The project, discussed since fall 2017, is in the home stretch. Depending on contractors’ bids and schedules, work could begin in summer.

Beautiful voices fill the room at ‘That’s Amore!’ benefit

The H-F Master Singers took the chill out of the air Saturday as they entertained the crowd at the “That’s Amore!” benefit for the upcoming trip to Italy. The Master Singers, made up of students in the Homewood-Flossmoor High School choir, plan to go on a nine-day tour of northern Italy, including stops in Milan, Florence, Pisa, Siena and Venice.
 

Tax incentive renewal delayed for Homewood property

The Homewood village board tabled the renewal of a tax incentive for a local business at its Jan. 22 meeting. A Class 8 tax designation for a Shell gas station and strip mall at the intersection of Ridge Road and Halsted Street stalled after Trustee Jay Heiferman said it was a chance for the village to ask for more from the owner.
 

With pickup ban overturned, police expect fewer tickets

Flossmoor residents wishing to park their pickup trucks on the driveway can now do so without fear of being ticketed.


For more than three decades, some residents have expressed discontent with the local zoning ordinance banning pickup trucks in residential areas. It was a controversial law that, at times, attracted national attention.

Flossmoor School Board renews bus company contract

Flossmoor School District 161 administrators say they will continue working with Paige Bus Enterprises on improving route efficiencies and other issues over the next two years with the renewal of the company’s contract. The Flossmoor School Board on Jan. 14 approved a two-year contract extension that includes a 10 percent increase each year of the contract.
 

H-F hockey team readies for another try at Hayes Cup

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School hockey team is on a hot streak. Nearly halfway through the season, they have a record of 15-0-1. Their goal is to go all the way and repeat their victories in the 2018 playoffs that brought the Hayes Cup to H-F. 
 

Indoor Farmers Market features music, food vendors

Homewood's Indoor Farmers Market will begin its fifth season on Saturday, Jan. 26, giving local shoppers a selection of seasonal produce, baked goods and artisan products. The market will be open from 8 a.m. until noon at Irwin Park Community Center, 18120 Highland Ave., on the last Saturday of each month through April.

 

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