H-F staff awards four scholarships

The Homewood-Flossmoor Education Organization (HFEO), the union representing teachers and instructional assistants at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, has awarded four students with $500 scholarships. The winners were announced at the May honors convocation.
 
HFEO Service Awards were presented to Kori Barnes and Christian Scott, and the HFEO Future Teacher Award was given to Amanda Fieramosca. The students were selected through an application process.
 

H-F board committees reorganized

Steve Anderson, as president of the District 233 school board, has made several committee changes.
 
He notified board members May 31 of the new assignments. The changes, effective June 5, are having the biggest impact on Jody Scariano, the longest serving board member. She will no longer be the Finance Committee chairperson and she was removed from the Personnel Committee.

Art & Garden becomes Artisan Street Fair with new focus, features

  Families peruse vendors' booths during the 2017 
  Art & Garden Street Fair. The fair has been renamed 
  this year to Artisan Street Fair.
(Chronicle file photo)

Pickup truck discussion returns to Flossmoor board Monday

Flossmoor’s long-standing prohibition on pickup truck parking in residential neighborhoods will be back on the agenda at Monday’s board village board meeting.
 
According to a media advisory released Friday, the village board “will discuss the consideration of a revision to the Village of Flossmoor Zoning Ordinance which regulates the parking of pickup trucks in residential areas.”
 

Drivin’ the Dixie recognized and honored statewide

An event locals have known as something special for the past 17 years is being recognized throughout the state this year. As Illinois celebrates its 200th birthday, Drivin’ the Dixie has been named an official Illinois Bicentennial event. It’s also received four awards from the Illinois State Historical Society and an award of merit from the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

Volunteer recognized for 26 years to the sport of tennis

Fely Ong of Homewood was honored for her 26 years of volunteer service to the tennis program at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s Racquet & Fitness Club.

Wally Burns VFW members, local bands help honor the fallen

Veterans marching and riding in the Homewood Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, received applause and shouted expressions of gratitude for their service from the crowds lining Dixie Highway and Olive Road.

The veterans of Wally Burns VFW Post 8077, the sponsoring organization of the annual event to honor those who gave their lives for the nation, followed the police and fire escort and the color guard in the annual parade. They, in turn, were follwed by Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld and Trustee Jay Heiferman, representing the village.

H-F Steppers Club takes national title

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Steppers Club’s synchronized dance routine was judged the best in the country at the Youth Step USA National Championships co-ed division on May 26 in Newark, New Jersey. Catherine Cook, the team coach, won Coach of the Year honors.

21 H-F High students awarded scholarships

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Foundation has announced the 2018 scholarship winners.
 
The foundation manages these scholarship accounts and makes the awards to seniors at the end of the school year. This year, 21 students received awards.
 
Elizabeth F. Barry Memorial Scholarship — Lauren Parker, $2,500.
 
Elyse Bell Girls Golf Scholarship — LaMeah Brownlee, $1,000.
 

Joy Goff shared her love of exercise for 35 years at H-F Racquet & Fitness Club

Instructor Joy Goff has been on the move sharing her enthusiasm for stepping, swimming and stretching for 35 years with guests at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s Racquet & Fitness Club. Dozens of her students came to wish her well at a farewell party May 23

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