Six H-F seniors awarded HFPA scholarships

The six winners of Homewood Flossmoor High School Parents Association (HFPA) scholarship were announced at the May 24 honors convocation.

 

Recipients of the $500 scholarships and their colleges are: Jessica Ashby, Howard University;Jenna Bostick, Grand Valley State University; Jayson Doss, Columbia College Chicago; Lillian Gosha, University of Wisconsin-Platteville;

New theater group gearing up in Homewood

The arts scene in Homewood is expanding with the formation of 23 Miles South, a new theater group that is holding auditions Monday and Tuesday, June 5 and 6, for its first production.

 

The new theater company is looking for six women, four men, two teens and eight children for its production of “Harriet the Spy” based on a classic children’s book by the same name. The play will be performed Aug. 11 and 12.

Iwo Jim flag honors Marines' sacrifice with signatures of survivors

John Beele's signed commemorative World War II flag is destined for a museum, but he's not ready to turn it over just yet. The flag has been signed by dozens of Iwo Jima veterans and by the Associated Press photographer who took the icon photo of the second flag raising while the battle still raged. Beele hopes to get a few more signatures before enshrining the flag in a museum.

Bistro on Sterling carries on where Fresh Starts left off

Fans of the longtime restaurant Fresh Starts in Flossmoor can experience a fresh new look and new menu items as the longtime eatery reopened May 19 under new ownership as the Bistro on Sterling.

Homewood insurance agent celebrates three decades in business

A celebration is underway in Homewood as longtime business owner Angelo Tzinares marks his 30th anniversary as a State Farm agent in the village. Through the years his business has been in three locations in Homewood, all on Dixie Highway.

Homewood board approves permit for daycare center

The Homewood village board this week approved a special use permit for a daycare center and preschool at 3019 W. 183rd Street.
 
Nurturing Minds Preschool Academy owner Tina Buntin plans to care for between 34 and 42 children between six weeks and 12 years old at the 3,300 square foot facility. Buntin is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
 
The board approved the permit at its May 23 meeting. 
 

Man charged with armed robbery following heist at CVS store

A Hazel Crest man was charged with armed robbery after sticking up Flossmoor’s CVS store on May 18, police said Friday.

Keith Crumpler, 51, of the 17000 block of Shae Drive, is also facing charges from a string of robberies in Chicago and other south suburban communities, said Tod Kamleiter, Flossmoor’s deputy police chief. He said Crumpler was charged with the CVS robbery after he was identified in a May 24 lineup at the Flossmoor police station.

Public hearing for Homewood bond issue on June 27

Homewood village government will consider selling up to $1.9 million in bonds to finance capital projects.
 
A public hearing will be held June 27 at 7:30 p.m. 
 

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