H-F High Foundation golf outing Sept. 7

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Foundation will host a golf outing and dinner and afterward join H-F supporters to celebrate H-F’s homecoming on Sept. 7.
 
The golf outing is the major fundraiser for the foundation each year. In 2017-18, the foundation awarded $24,000 in grants to student organizations.
 

Cancer Support Center's 'Chairs with a Purpose' bidding opens at noon Friday

  Painted "Chairs with a Purpose" are on display
  during the Artisan Street Fair in Homewood 
  in June. The chair auction will begin Friday.

  (Photo by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

Homewood announces 2018 Hall of Fame inductees

The village of Homewood will honor eight new inductees to the Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 14, at Ravisloe Country Club.

The village's Heritage Committee will recognize those who have made significant and beneficial contributions to the life and well-being of the village.  Details and invitations will be available at a later date.

After decades in Homewood, Dunning’s Market announces move to Flossmoor

A 60-year fixture of Homewood, Dunning's Gourmet Market is moving to downtown Flossmoor. The deli and restaurant is relocating from Cherry Creek Plaza to the storefront recently vacated by Bakewell Bakery at 1048-1050 Sterling Ave.

Beards, games and ice cream help local residents celebrate village's history

Raymond Ondrejka of Homewood, with his long, well-tended whiskers, topped a field of five contestants in the beard contest on Sunday, July 22, at the ice cream social on Martin Avenue. The event was a celebration of the village's 125th anniversary of incorporation, and the beard contest was one of several old-fashioned activities designed to harken back to the late 19th century.

Park district employee salaries increase in 2018-19 budget year

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District gave its employees an average 3.7 percent salary increase this year. All raises are merit based.
 
The last to receive a raise was Executive Director Debbie Kopas. The board unanimously approved a 4 percent raise for her at its July 17 meeting. She is the only employee the board actually hires. Kopas supervises all other employees.
 

Marian Catholic supporters get a chance to walk Sox field

The Chicago White Sox will host the Marian Catholic High School Marching Band for a performance before the 6:10 p.m. game Aug. 18 against the Kansas City Royals. The Marian band, a seven-time Bands of America Grand National Champion and Class 3A state champion, will march into Guaranteed Rate Field with a parade of supporters marching behind them. 

New murals adorning Churchill School walls

When District 153 students in Homewood start the new school year Aug. 22, they’ll find two new murals decorating the walls of the fifth grade and third grade wings of Churchill. Principal Nikki Kerr said one message will be: “One kind word can change someone’s entire day” and the other is: “If you have to choose between being right and being kind, choose kind and you’ll always be right.”

Celebrating a summer of books

After you’ve had a summer of interesting reading, it’s time to celebrate with your new friends.
 
The reading program began June 1 with a Library Block Party. The program was for all readers – youth, teens and adults.
 
The staff at the Homewood Public Library gave kids the chance to meet up at Irwin Park on Saturday, July 28, to enjoy music for dancing, get a few summer treats and play games.
 
The summer reading program was funded by Friends of the Library, a volunteer group that sponsors book sales to raise money for the library. 

Two classrooms designed for special uses at Churchill School

The fourth grade wing of Churchill School in Homewood will look different because of the addition of two classrooms, and it will feel different for teachers and students who will use the space.
 

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