Vice District Brewing grand opening event is Aug. 31

Vice District Brewing will host the grand opening on Friday, Aug. 31, at its new location at 18027-18029 Dixie Highway in Homewood. The craft brewery is selling tickets for two-hour portions of the opening for $25. Vice will donate 25 percent of the proceeds to local nonprofit organizations.

Lansing native is Homewood’s 41st police officer

A two-year effort to increase the ranks of Homewood police officers was satisfied with the swearing in of Jason Johnson at Tuesday’s village board meeting. Johnson started with the department Aug. 2. 

Changes in store for annual Foundation 153 Fund Run

Foundation 153 is making changes to the annual Fund Run for Homewood schools moving it up to Aug. 25, and expanding it to a multilayered event that will include games, a parents night out event and a teachers dunk tank.

District 161 moves toward hiring private security at Parker

Flossmoor District 161 took a step Monday toward hiring a private firm to provide security at Parker Junior High School this fall. The board held a public hearing on the subject and also recognized Parker Junior High School students who were selected to participate in an internship sponsored by the Homewood Science Center and Izaak Walton Nature Preserve.

Send kids ‘Chalk the Walk’ messages for back to school

Residents in Homewood and Flossmoor are encouraged to “Chalk the Walk” by writing encouraging messages on the walks around our towns as District 153 and 161 students start back to school.
 
“Chalk the Walk” was hosted by Flossmoor schools last school year.  This year both school districts are hoping to coax parents, residents and businesses to write inspiring messages for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
 

Science center, economic development measures on Homewood trustees' agenda

Homewood Science Center Executive Director Edie Dobrez is expected to present the center's annual report in a presentation to village trustees at the regular board meeting Tuesday, Aug. 14.

HSC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, but it was developed over the past three years by the village of Homewood and continues to operate in partnership with the village.
Trustees will also consider a $78,000 bid for HSC window replacement.

Carlton Fisk on the course Aug. 24 for Cancer Support Center

Take a swing with Baseball Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk on Friday, Aug. 24, when he plays with participants in the Cancer Support Center’s 27th annual golf outing.
 
Fisk, who was a White Sox catcher for 12 years, will be on the course at Ravisloe Country Club. All golfers will have a chance to play a hole with Fisk on the course. Any golfer who outdrives him will receive an autographed baseball.
 

SSHS rescues 22 dogs, 2 chickens from Harvey residence

South Suburban Humane Society officials received a call Thursday, Aug. 9, from Cook County Animal Control to rescue five abandoned dogs in Harvey. The rescue operation soon became much larger. [Update: Then the rescue got larger still. On Monday, SSHS posted an update: "One of the rescued Harvey dogs gave birth on Friday night! We rescued her just in time it seems. Mother and babies are doing well in foster care!"]

Hobo Jungle, an H-F tradition, lets kids learn about tools, build summer structures

For decades, Hobo Jungle camp has been offered during the summer by the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District. And in all that time, it’s never lost its spirit of adventure and ingenuity. Hobo Jungle teaches its campers how to use basic carpentry tools while building themed, full-sized structures. 

Parker probe heads for the sun

The Parker Solar Probe, named for former Flossmoor resident Eugene Parker, successfully began its long journey to the sun at 2:31 a.m. central time on Sunday, Aug. 12. 

 


The 10-second launch countdown begins at 22:25 in this NASA video.

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