Community Band looking for musicians

After a hiatus, the Community Band is back this summer with three twilight concerts scheduled for 7 p.m. June 27, July 11 and July 25 at the Irwin Park Bandshell on Ridge Road in Homewood.
 
The band is under the direction of Matt Johnson, band director at James Hart School. He’s put out a call for musicians interested in performing. 
 

Lions Pool, Splash Pad ready for the 2019 season

Time to make a splash!
 
On Saturday, June 1, the Lions Club Pool will officially open for the season. The Millennium Park Splash Pad opens Memorial Day, May 27, weather permitting.

Flossmoor Police Chief Pulec retires from law enforcement

Police Chief Michael Pulec has retired from the Flossmoor Police Department after a 33-year career in law enforcement. Deputy Chief Tod Kamleiter will serve as acting police chief while the village seeks a replacement. On May 17, his final day as chief, Pulec was honored at a village hall reception.

 

Whodunit? The Drama Group does caper play

“The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” a whodunit caper, will be presented by The Drama Group in seven performances over two weekends in June. The show’s story line satirizes a few archetypes from the history of show business. It opens with a creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop, in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious "Stage Door Slasher."
 

Parking study shows possible future of downtown Homewood

Homewood village board members began looking at potential changes to downtown parking this month, as they reviewed the results of a recent study. Last year, the village hired a transportation consulting firm to conduct a parking and traffic study of the downtown area. The firm presented the results to the village board at its May 14 meeting.
 

Community supports H-F board response to blackface incident

Parents and community members spoke in support of the administration and school board at the District 233 meeting Tuesday, after several speakers roundly criticized their actions in light of a blackface incident April 27. Despite the criticisms, including personal attacks against Superintendent Von Mansfield, parents came forward to applaud the administration’s actions in dealing with the incident that was posted on social media.
 

Flossmoor Station hosts Pre-Dark Lord Day with annual Wooden Hell release

Self-described beer geeks traveled from far and wide to sample Wooden Hell, arguably Flossmoor Station’s rarest and most renown brew. They converged to sample and pick up bottles of Wooden Hell beer at the brewery’s annual Pre-Dark Lord beer fest. 
 

H-F girls track and field brings home first place trophy

It’s a first place state title for the Homewood-Flossmoor girls track and field. The victory fulfills a dream to bring the first-place trophy to H-F after the team won second place at the Illinois High School Association’s state meet in 2017 and 2018.
 

Homewood library board selects new executive director

A three-time Blue Island Woman of the Year winner has been hired as the new executive director of Homewood Public Library. On May 15, the library board of trustees selected Colleen Waltman to fill the position. Waltman comes to Homewood from her job as director of Blue Island Public Library, where she has worked since 2014.

 

IHSA inducts local ref into basketball hall of fame

For more than 30 years, John Messaglia’s side job as a referee had him calling personal fouls, three-second violations and double dribbles at basketball games. The Illinois High School Association recently inducted Messaglia inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame for outstanding achievement in basketball.

 

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