Steward’s volunteer efforts win award for mentoring group

When Flossmoor resident Kristopher Steward started volunteering, he didn’t set out to win any honors. Giving his time through 100 Black Men of Chicago was simply his way of being helpful. His efforts have paid dividends, both for the teens and the organization.

Pride Party-goers find fun at end of the rainbow

Photos by Mary Compton/H-F Chronicle

The second annual Lighthouse Pride Party saw a packed crowd — and lots of rainbows — around the Flossmoor Community House on June 22.

H-F school board president says fine arts dialog continues

There is a possibility a proposal for a Fine Arts Department addition at Homewood-Flossmoor High School will be on the agenda for the next board meeting on Aug. 21.
 

Get a sticker for the Splash Pad

H-F Park District residents have free access to the Splash Pad but need to provide residency documentation through a driver’s license, utility bill or tax bill. Those with a current pool pass or H-F Racquet & Fitness Club photo ID can get a Splash Pad sticker added to the photo ID already issued. 

Park district targets July 1 for Splash Pad opening

Millennium Park’s Splash Pad is almost ready. July 1 is the target date for turning on the bubbling water fountain designed for young children. 

Homewood Science Center presents documentaries by Colton, D'Astici on Wednesday

Homewood Science Center's "HF Women in Documentary Filmmaking" program on Wednesday, June 20, will premier Eliana D'Astici's documentary film, "March through Generations," a look at three generations and their stand on women's issues. The film's title describes not only the story she tells, but how the Homewood-Flossmoor High School student's film got made: Two generations of documentary filmmakers collaborating to tell the story of three generations of local women joining a worldwide protest.

Amended license allows Rabid Brewing to plan outdoor activities

Rabid Brewing will soon host outdoor events after the Homewood village board approved an amendment to the business’s liquor license at the June 12 board meeting. Rabid’s license didn’t originally allow for the outdoor sale of alcohol. The change allows the brewery to sell beer to patrons in an outdoor area at the brewery at 17759 Bretz Drive.

Vikings drafted by MLB choose college

Two outstanding members of the Vikings baseball team at Homewood-Flossmoor High School were offered contracts in the Major League Baseball draft in June.

But left-handed pitcher Kyle Salley and outfielder Zaid Walker passed on the offers and instead will play ball in college. Both can be drafted by MLB after their third year of college.

Homewood murals to get repairs, touch-ups

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Homewood's Richard Haas murals have, in spots, been deteriorating as aging brickwork underneath them crumbles. The village recently approved a project to get them repaired. | Southgate shopping center in Homewood will see a boost to the number of parking spots. | Flossmoor historian seeks to re-establish a veterans memorial. | Temple Anshe Sholom celebrates a big milestone.

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